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Old 03-28-2016, 11:35 PM
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For years, the players at Cryptograms.org have been leaving comments on quote solution pages that are often more astute, creative, hilarious, or inspiring than the quotes themselves. Here is a thread where we can save some of our favorite comments and conversations from many years of quote-commenting.

Format:

1. Always start with the quote and attribution, for context, and then paste in the comments below the quote.

2. With each comment, include the commenter's name and date/time stamp.

3. Post whatever portion of the thread that you want to include here -- it can be just one comment, or several comments, or the entire thread.

4. Quote individual comments verbatim. Don't edit, change or shorten what people have written.

5. If you post a sequence of comments, it's okay to leave out in-between comments that aren't part of the classic moment. You know, like you can skip the "87 seconds" comment and other mundane or unrelated stuff. (Or go ahead and keep them in, if you feel they contribute to the magic of the thread.)

6. Remember, this is a place to save the wonderful stuff, not the other stuff.

To show you the format, I'll open in my next post with one of my favorite comments from Pootie (who passed away before I joined the site, but whose words delight me).
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:37 PM
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"If the television craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons." Daniel Marsh

puffybob on 2011-05-02 04:14:02
And he said that in 1950 . . .

pootie49 on 2011-06-03 17:43:12
blubbalurblfllluggbauallbblubbbbpfffttttt.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:02 PM
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"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away."
Sir Arthur Helps

puffybob on 2013-03-31 06:21:34
But Lord Egbert Hurts disagrees.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:44 PM
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"No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why."
Mignon McLaughlin

haverwench on 2013-01-26 19:51:00
Sorry, what was that?

wolf on 2015-09-05 22:48:17
I don't know, I wasn't listening.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:34 PM
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"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words." William Shakespeare

bvwRedux on 2012-02-16 02:11:19
And yet it hath been done, that snow is melted and stripped by marvelous electrodes into fuel and air -- hydrogen the first, and oxygen the latter -- then kindled easily, so too is lust's sudden flame easily quenched with a blanket of careful words.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:20 PM
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Something tells me we're going to see a lot of montyb comments. He's frequently hilarious
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:32 AM
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"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block."
Paul Gauguin


montyb on 2012-07-19 12:36:57
And here I thought it was physics and the selective absorption substances have for certain frequencies of visible light. Pardon my ignorance (and chromatically-challenged eyes).
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:39 PM
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"Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?" Philip G. Hamerton

Kgun5 on 2013-01-11 12:49:21
This is probably true much of the time, but it certainly isn't always. A passage has to strike someone during its initial reading to become quoted in the first place.

joed on 2013-03-10 19:10:35
I tend to agree with Kgun5, who once said, "A passage has to strike someone during its initial reading to become quoted in the first place."

Kgun5 on 2013-05-30 18:22:03
Hehe...joed made me tickle.

bazinga on 2014-03-29 20:10:38
Kgun5 fades into obscurity.

marnita on 2015-09-13 05:11:42
But his quote lives on.

abra on 2016-05-20 11:39:14
Admin, Kgun is oft quoted now, he probably should have a bio.

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Old 06-07-2016, 08:59 PM
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"A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once." Frank A. Clark

abra on 2014-08-10 15:29:29
I like that one.

abra on 2015-05-18 10:24:06
I still do.

marnita on 2015-09-05 16:26:50
Abra is a leading authority on this cryptogram.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:55 AM
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"There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair."
Marcus Valerius Martial

fredsevent on 2012-01-31 19:32:22
Seriously! That's the extreme of your contemptible scale! And if you solvers were wondering, I am not bald, but merely choose to part my hair very widely in the middle.

gryhnd51 on 2012-08-13 21:36:59
Ummm, Donald Trump comes to mind.

saipanwriter on 2013-03-23 02:10:55
This is meant as humor, not truth. Obviously there are many more contemptible actions.

gryhnd51 on 2013-04-03 04:47:29
Here's a bit of humor. Donald Trump is both bald AND contemptible.

figmo on 2013-06-17 14:38:27
Who knew they had "comb-over" back then?

puzzleme on 2013-07-06 02:39:37
A comb-over is such fun to look at when the wind is blowing.

gryhnd51 on 2013-07-06 03:09:26
Imagine what a comb-over looks like in the morning. And why doesn't Trump just join Hairclub for Men?

maradnu on 2013-09-26 09:54:57
There is nothing more contemptible than someone who pretends to help, while hurting someone and taking advantage of them.

Quizzical on 2014-03-05 13:28:07
Maradnu, isn't that the basic principle of politics?

puzzleme on 2014-10-05 07:31:42
I once saw a bald guy with a tattoo on his head of a man pushing a lawn mower. No contempt there.

kb83 on 2015-02-25 03:38:05
This is blatant hirsutism.

Morpeth on 2015-05-22 15:39:55
A classic Seinfeld moment, when Elaine yanks the wig off George's head, screaming, "I hate this thing! And this is what I"m doing with it!!!" and tosses it out Jerry's window.

montyb on 2016-01-01 05:40:34
To gryhnd: http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...nts02Londo.jpg

nelnose on 2016-06-05 08:34:02
This quote just proves that baldness has pissed of men a very long time. I still have a full head of hair at 58. It's just not as thick as it used to be. But for my mother's side, I do have a donut coming. But, like the commercial says " I had it while I needed it."
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