Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Frictionary # 106 (Bye Bye 2006)

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

966. Man is the only animal that builds tombs. (Michel Leeb)

967. Love? We should not speak ill of a subject that has survived romanticism and the bidet. (E.M. Cioran)

968. Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. (Terry Pratchett)

969. Saving is a very fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. (Winston Churchill)

970. Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks. (?)

971. Journalism consists in buying white paper at two cents a pound and selling it at ten cents a pound. * (Charles Anderson Dana)
* This was at the end of the 19th century.

972. An idea is an unbreakable toy, free, and sometimes lethal. (Georges Henein)

973. Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play, (...). In other words, it is war minus the shooting. (George Orwell)

974. I think it's wrong that the game Monopoly is made by only one company. (Steven Wright)

975. When trust is limited, there is no trust. (Lao Tzu)

That's all for this edition, the last of 2006. Best wishes for a Happy New 2007 Year.
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Frictionary Christmas Edition (# 105)

Here is the 2006 Christmas edition of The Frictionary:

956. If your kid doesn't believe in Santa because he's seen one in every mall, better not tell him there's a baby Jesus in every church. (Pierre Légaré)

957. The perfect gift for the man who has everything - a burglar alarm. (Milton Berle)

958. In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. (George Bernard Shaw)

959. Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. (Charles M. Schulz)

960. God himself believes in advertising. He put bells in churches. (Aurélien Scholl)

961. It's a small you gotta use your elbows a lot. (?)

962. Santa has the right idea - visit people only once a year. (Victor Borge)

963. Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish. (Benny Hill)

964. If little else, the brain is an educational toy. (Tom Robbins)

965. The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. (Frank Lloyd Wright)

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Frictionary # 104

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946. Man was predestined to have free will. (Hal Lee Luyah)

947. Come quick. Eternity is made of seconds. (Jean Dubacq)

948. All mushrooms can be eaten, some only once. (Coluche)

949. There are those who believe, there are those who doubt, there are those who think. I am of those who think; I believe that I doubt. (Louis Scutenaire)

950. Without geography, you're nowhere. (?)

951. Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. (Irwin Corey)

952. Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. (Ernestine Ulmer)

953. Some paintings would be easier to appreciate if the artists were hung next to them. (Lorrie B. Potters)

954. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. (Henry Ford)

955. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. (Mark Twain)

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Frictionary # 103

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936. Originality is the art of concealing your source. (Franklin P. Jones)

937. The optimist is a happy idiot (...) and the pessimist is a unhappy idiot. (Georges Bernanos)

938. The world is not run by thoughts nor by imagination, but by opinion. (Elizabeth Drew)

939. I was born in Australia because my mother wanted me to be near her. (?)

940. Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. (Lewis Grizzard)

941. A free man is the one who runs faster than money. (Dany Laferrière)

942. I come from a big family: mammals. (Owen O'Neill)

943. Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

944. Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them. (Dennis Leary)

945. Liberal: a power worshipper without the power. (George Orwell)

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Frictionary # 102

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

926. What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. (Woody Allen)

927. Of all those who have nothing to say, the most pleasant are those who shut up. (Coluche)

928. These are hard times, ideas are flabby. (François-Bernard Huyghe)

929. Your freedom ends where my nose begins. (?)

930. Man: the ape that walks like a chicken. (Chad Oliver)

931. New York is a city of tall buildings and very low culture in which dress designers and interior decorators are the social superiors of the people they work for. (Joseph Heller)

932. Old fools are more foolish than young ones. (François de La Rochefoucaud)

933. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso)

934. U.B.O. (Unidentified Baking Object): the mysterious green stuff that appears in holiday fruit cakes across America. (Rich Hall)

935. Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. (Don Wilder)

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