Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Frictionary # 97

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876. Treason is not contagious, but martyrdom is epidemic. (André Maurois)

877. There's nothing like a Catholic wedding to make you wish that life had a fast forward button. (Dan Chopin)

878. The government has a long arm and a short arm; the long one is used to take and reaches everywhere, the short arm is used to give, but it only reaches those that are near. (Ignazo Silone)

879. Laziness, the habit of resting before getting tired. (Jules Renard)

880. Women live longer than men, especially widows. (A. Belot & H. Bennassar)

881. Absence makes the heart go wander. (?)

882. No trees were destroyed to manufacture your losing ticket- it was recycled from other losing tickets. (Charlie Rodriguez)

883. The little I know, I owe to my ignorance. (Sacha Guitry)

884. The Western equivalent of judo is "Yes, dear." (J.P. McEvoy)

885. Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power. (Salman Rushdie)

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Frictionary # 96

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866. Politics is but a chapter of meteorology. Meteorology is the science that deals with air currents. (Édouard Herriot)

867. Women should fight to be granted, as men have, the right to be ugly. (Michel Tournier)

868. Who claims to understand everything is apt to die of anger. (Arab proverb)

869. The metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. (Dave Barry)

870. God is a verb. (Buckminster Fuller)

871. Love is a verb. (?)

872. Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. (Suzanne Curchod*)
* Also known as Mme Necker.

873. A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying. (G.K. Chesterton)

874. Epitaph: a monumental lie. (Jacob M. Braude)

875. I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something. (Mitch Hedberg)

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Frictionary # 95

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856. Gratitude is a euphemism for resentment. (Robert A. Heinlein)

857. Nobody can earn a living and always tell the truth. (Réjean Lévesque)

858. If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. (Lewis Carroll)

859. They say history repeats itself, and the proof of it is they've said it before. (A. Whitney Brown)

860. Indecision may or may not be my problem. (Jimmy Buffet)

861. A man without a belly is like a house without a balcony.* (Turkish proverb)
* I might consider moving to Turkey...

862. Life is a game, the object of which is to discover the object of the game. (?)

863. Army, Marriage, Church, and Bank: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

864. Whenever morality is based on theology, whenever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established. (Ludwig Feuerbach)

865. Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups. (Cathy Guisewite)

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Frictionary # 94

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846. A statesman is any politician it's considered safe to name a school after. (Bill Vaughn)

847. History does not repeat itself, it stutters.* (Mark Twain)
*This quote has been attributed to quite a few persons but it is mentioned in The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain, Alex Ayres, editor (1987).

848. A paranoid is someone who has all the facts at his disposal. (William Burroughs)

849. Pardon is sometimes only one of the faces of vengeance. (Paul-Jean Toulet)

850. Adolescent: a teenager who acts like a baby when you don't treat him/her as an adult. (?)

851. I can't mate in captivity. (Gloria Steinem)

852. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. (Mary Wilson Little)

853. Lazy people always feel like doing something. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

854. Behind every great fortune there is a crime. (Francis Bacon)

855. Never use prepositions to end sentences with. (William Safire)

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Frictionary # 93

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836. Man's fate? To spend his closest hours to truth longing for a lie. (Tom Robbins)

837. We always obey signs more blindly than we obey men. (Frédéric Dard (San Antonio))

838. You can observe a lot by just watching.* (Yogi Berra)
* You can also have an effect on what or who is observed. It is called the "observer effect" which oversimplifies the principle of uncertainty proposed by Werner Heisenberg.

839. Men are like numbers; they only acquire value by their position. (Napoléon Bonaparte)

840. The ox is slow but the earth is patient. (Chinese proverb)

841. The shortest route from one point to another is the straight line, but they really must face each other. (Pierre Dac)

842. Opera: Italian vaudeville. (Robert Orben)

843. When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man? (Edith Evans)

844. Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers. (Richard Pryor)

845. Never judge a book by its movie. (J.W. Eagan)

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