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.
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
"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.
"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
montyb on 2015-01-27 12:12:32
Hey Ray!!! Watch out for that open manhol...never mind. SURPRISE!!!
wordfairy on 2015-07-27 19:35:32
"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
"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
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
rushbabyno1 on 2010-04-02 11:33:44
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!
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
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
"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.
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.