Old 02-27-2017, 05:23 AM
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Default Such a long reaction to such a short quote

"You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm."
Publilius Syrus

Lurker on 2011-04-29 23:16:26
I don't see you solving it faster. "bear tree" - anyone else come up with something that stupid the first time they tried to solve it?

pootie49 on 2011-05-23 21:17:08
yes...year tree. and snowking you are a jerk btw.

bansaisequoia on 2011-10-04 19:44:51
Do you go to a pine tree for pineapples?

WRQ9 on 2012-08-03 16:23:00
Who gets pears from an elk?

chopstix on 2013-01-01 03:15:10
you should go to a year tree for years, not to an elf.

universalmom on 2013-03-12 22:38:26
Hahaha...I had a bear tree AND an elk! I thought it worked fine.

puzzleme on 2013-04-07 06:50:00
Being Irish, I went to an elf.

chopstix on 2013-07-24 16:32:24
i wonder what snowking said

SippyGirl on 2013-09-09 08:17:57
i love a pearl...

skoogie2 on 2013-10-04 03:22:14
I loved it with elf in it, much funnier!

judy100 on 2014-12-10 07:25:31
I went to the bear tree for an elk.

Annamariah on 2015-01-10 17:28:17
I joined the bear tree and elk club! Great minds think alike

skeeter on 2015-02-10 02:44:12
I, too, went to the bear tree for an elk -- and I even have a pear tree in my yard! Sheesh.

Annamariah on 2015-09-11 08:54:47
This time I thought it was a fear tree...

Annamariah on 2015-09-22 19:23:24
Third time's the charm; this time I set a new record time.

killdozer on 2015-11-19 19:03:33
I tried to get pears from an elf.

LLapp on 2016-05-05 14:24:22
This is like the more modern saying, "Don't go to the hardware store to buy milk."

lainecap on 2017-01-22 10:03:18
You can now-a-days LLapp. Found out bear trees don't got elk.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:00 PM
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Default We are so agreeable.

"He that is over-cautious will accomplish little. "
Johann Friedrich von Schiller

kat on 2009-10-12 00:54:14
There shouldn't be spaces around the hyphen separating over and cautious. It should be over-cautious, not over - cautious.

kat on 2010-01-04 15:55:00
I have to agree with myself there.

jimdgar on 2011-03-18 23:40:32
I must agree with kat

pegxpeg on 2015-05-29 07:31:36
"I have to agree with myself..." - vintage Kat.

abra on 2016-08-01 09:56:08
LOL, pegxpeg.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:17 PM
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"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities." Frank Lloyd Wright

Altoid701 on 2009-07-23 21:52:55
I guess he doesn't realize that "necessities" include food.

montyb on 2012-06-27 00:43:46
Now the Simon & Garfunkel song "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" makes sense.

maradnu on 2013-11-21 09:02:33
Food, water, air...

abra on 2014-11-02 14:25:36
Just give him a box of Godivas, a bottle of Dom Perignon, and some four ply tissue and let him sit in a vacant lot.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:22 PM
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"I have learned that the less I pay attention, the more often I am pleasantly surprised." Raymond Justice

irisheyes on 2014-04-18 05:16:45
And even more often unpleasantly surprised.

universalmom on 2014-04-24 07:55:52
Surprised one way or another, for sure

chopstix on 2014-06-21 12:47:01
Huh? WHOA!

montyb on 2015-01-27 12:12:32
Hey Ray!!! Watch out for that open manhol...never mind. SURPRISE!!!

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Old 03-02-2017, 03:38 PM
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"To take the measure of oneself by reference to one's colleagues leads to envy or complacency rather than constructive self-examination."
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

LLapp on 2016-12-27 11:52:36
Oooh, 1 second off the record!

universalmom on 2017-01-23 12:33:24
Stop comparing yourself to your colleagues LLapp
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:19 AM
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"Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts. "
Ezra Pound

locodad on 2014-06-27 07:37:25
its against the law to have words like effluvium in the dictionary or at least in a crypto because it mess it up your time

LLapp on 2015-03-25 13:05:49
Please don't get up, I'm only effluving through . . .

abra on 2015-07-27 18:33:20
For some reason, I knew efffluvium.

maradnu on 2016-06-28 15:09:57
He is full of effluvium

MamaB on 2016-10-16 03:02:52
Fill in the other things first. But do NOT let this create a picture in your mind!

wobray2 on 2016-10-18 12:42:20
Meet the right people, and it is natural to associate 'humanity' with 'effluvium'

museoffire on 2017-01-19 15:17:58
My fastest time ever! 84 seconds
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:41 PM
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Default Hear! hear! darkyr.

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force." Patrick Henry

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WRQ9 on 2012-10-09 11:02:17
A lonely battle these days.

abra on 2015-09-19 09:12:43
I sort of glanced over this as I was solving it, and I thought Patrick was talking about defending the Public Library.

darkyr on 2016-04-12 08:37:39
Give me a library, or give me death!
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:39 PM
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Default Skeeter's ode to "Thy"

"Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire." Arab Proverb

universalmom on 2012-02-21 23:17:38

Thy...dang it!

locodad on 2013-10-06 23:38:24
I hate thy word

SippyGurl on 2014-03-21 07:01:21
o me o thy

skeeter on 2015-02-22 02:59:40
Oh, me, oh, my, when "the" is "thy," Methinketh me is going to cry.

LLapp on 2015-07-23 13:17:34

wvwoman on 2016-01-18 18:39:00
funny, skeeter!
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:53 PM
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"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice - there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."
Frank Zappa

montyb on 2012-04-07 21:05:22
Gee, I sure miss the way people talked about the end of the world when I was young. Those were the [end] days.

chopstix on 2014-08-06 09:12:46
I'm going to write that down so I can reminisce upon it later.

LLapp on 2016-06-15 10:27:18
chopstix, I'm afraid you'll need to rewrite it on Form NR(1P) [Nostalgia Report (1st Person)] and submit it for review by the Imagined Past Department. If you do not receive approval for your memory within 21 days, you can file a request for a Nostalgia Advocate, who will make a credible effort to join you for tea and a shared smile.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:46 PM
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Default Ennui has me in its grip... Think I'll take a summer trip

"There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel."
D.H. Lawrence

Lobelia on 2011-12-02 11:58:04
My ennui has been bothering me lately.

montyb on 2012-04-30 20:47:46
Take two trips and call me in the morning.

vivian1874 on 2013-04-27 12:17:50
take a shower

abra on 2014-03-04 11:29:41
If Cryptograms don't help, enuii has you in it s grasp.

marnita on 2016-01-12 04:48:45
There are a lot of things left out of this list.

maradnu on 2016-08-10 15:24:48
Who cares ennui

Spellbinder44 on 2016-10-20 19:09:03
And what about sex as cure for your ennui.? I mean , no boredom for, at least, for the next 10 mins.LOL

maradnu on 2017-01-01 14:46:56
You're done in ten minutes. You have my deepest sympathy.
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