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Postby Lisa Copland » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:27 pm

JosephGibbons wrote:"Threw the teeth and over the gums. Look out Atlanta here I come." I think. :roll:

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My grandma used to say it "Over the lips, through the gums, look out stomach, here it comes!" usually as she tried to feed us something we really didn't want to eat.
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Postby JosephGibbons » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:29 pm

Geez am I ever dumb. That's what it is! Oh oh :cry:
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Postby Lisa Copland » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:41 pm

JosephGibbons wrote:Geez am I ever dumb. That's what it is! Oh oh :cry:


Awwww Joe, you're not dumb - your grandma just didn't try to force feed you probably! :wink:
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Postby Al Darby » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:49 am

"If it were done, when it were done, then well it were done quickly"

Who said it and in what context?
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Postby Al Darby » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:54 am

Great ones for Pub bets.

Without looking it up, finish this quote:
"Alas poor Yorick, I knew him ..."

More than 90% of respondees get it wrong.

Right up there with:
"Who cut off Samson's hair?"
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Ibsen

Postby Mark Llew » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:11 pm

"You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth." – Henrik Ibsen
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Postby Phantom Gtowner » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:21 pm

“I am a conscientious man. When I throw rocks at seabirds, I leave no tern unstoned.” -Ogden Nash
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Postby Jamie Harrison » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:32 pm

Mark Llew wrote:Jamie, if anyone wants an obvious example -- how about Bill Gates. And there have been a few others that I have read about who are doing their best to give away their money (but ain't it a kicker -- I can't remember their names).

Speaking as a long-time (but now quite cynical) NDP supporter, one of the things that struck me about Bob Stollery was how completely his views permeated his life -- in particular, how he made a point of selling all his shares to the younger employees, so that it could be truly a worker-owned business.


No doubt. As referenced by Gloria, Warren Buffett (distant cousin of the nearly-but-not-quite-as-rich-Jimmy Buffett) collapsed his personal foundation and rolled the money into the Gates foundation, reasoning that it didn't make sense to pay to have two separate administrative structures dedicated to the same goal and that the combination of the wealth generated from the Gates and Buffett philanthropy would be more powerful than either single foundation could effect.
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Postby Phantom Gtowner » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:10 pm

“I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with Prudential. All I can say is, when I go, they go too.” -Jack Benny 1965
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Postby Phantom Gtowner » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:48 pm

"Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic." -Larry Seifried
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Postby Jacki » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:05 pm

"" The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the most of everything
that comes along their way. The brightest future will
always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go
forward in life until you let go of your past failures
and heartaches. ""

Enjoy life - it's too short otherwise :D
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Postby Mark Llew » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:50 pm

"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important." – Eugene McCarthy (US senator, ran against Lyndon Johnson for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination)
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Postby Lisa Copland » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:38 pm

Al Darby wrote:"If it were done, when it were done, then well it were done quickly"

Who said it and in what context?


Macbeth said it. It begins the soliloquy during which he debates murdering Duncan.
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Postby Al Darby » Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:41 am

Lisa Copland wrote:
Al Darby wrote:"If it were done, when it were done, then well it were done quickly"

Who said it and in what context?

Macbeth said it. It begins the soliloquy during which he debates murdering Duncan.

Good One LC!!

If you read more of Bill's work you'll see he has a constant theme of "non procrastination", i.e., don't muck about, get on with it. Words to live by. :roll: :shock: :roll:
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Postby Lisa Copland » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:00 am

Funny, I interpreted the line to mean that if he were going to kill Duncan, he would do it quickly so as to be more humane.
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Postby Al Darby » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:23 am

Lisa Copland wrote:Funny, I interpreted the line to mean that if he were going to kill Duncan, he would do it quickly so as to be more humane.

Never considered that. Will read again, with that in mind. Tks for the new slant (for me)
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Postby Lisa Copland » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:07 pm

You're welcome - although I'm not saying I'm right, that was just my take on it. I believe that MacBeth was at core an honorable man who was pushed by his wife.

I'm sure none of you male GTOLers can relate to that though. It's a totally unrealistic view of women! :wink:
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The key to a good life ?

Postby Mark Llew » Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:11 pm

"One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love." – Leo Tolstoy
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Postby Michael Xanthios » Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:24 pm

"A dog is better than I am, for he has love and he does not judge." Abba Xanthios fourth century Orthodox monk.
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Postby Lisa Copland » Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:42 pm

A relative Mike?

I think that quote is quite accurate, being a dog owner. :D
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Postby Michael Xanthios » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:55 pm

Lisa Copland wrote:A relative Mike?


Who knows? It's the same name, same religion, and same geographic location as my ancestors.

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Postby jeff3mcmullen » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:00 am

If I can change, and you can change, We all can change. ((hint) No Pain).
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:18 pm

"Though they seem at opposite poles, fanatics of all kinds are actually crowded together at one end. It is the fanatic and the moderate who are poles apart and never meet." – Eric Hoffer, unschooled longshoreman become self-educated philospher
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More from Eric Hoffer

Postby Mark Llew » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:20 pm

"It is maintained that a society is free only when dissenting minorities have room to throw their weight around. As a matter of fact, a dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority."

"All leaders strive to turn their followers into children."

"Add a few drops of malice to a half truth and you have an absolute truth."

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Wisdom for PernBach

Postby Mark Llew » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:47 pm

"Nothing is so clean as a fish." – Welsh proverb
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