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rxwine
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:02:50 PM permalink
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'A Wise Old Owl' is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7734.

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A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?[1]


The rhyme refers to the traditional image of owls as the symbol of wisdom. It was recorded as early as 1875 and is apparently older than that.[2] It was quoted by John D. Rockefeller in 1915[1] and is frequently misattributed to Edward Hersey Richards.[3] During World War II, the United States army used the rhyme on a poster with the tweaked ending, "Soldier.... be like that old bird!" with the caption "Silence means security."



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wise_Old_Owl
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1arrowheaddr
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:37:05 PM permalink
My casino pet peeve is waiting behind people cashing personal checks at the cage.
thecesspit
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January 9th, 2013 at 12:59:44 PM permalink
In the Northwest First Nations, the owl is a symbol of departed friends, and in some other cultures as a symbol or omen of death.

Personally, I see them as a symbol of my favourite English Football team, the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, aka The Owls.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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January 9th, 2013 at 1:19:17 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

The closest I could find here



Thanks, I needed a good laugh.
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EvenBob
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February 4th, 2013 at 7:09:59 PM permalink
Its a pet peeve of mine that on all gambling forums,
instead of giving an amount, someone will say they
made a 'nice profit.'

This is a meaningless statement. I know people who
think $25 is a nice profit, and others who think $300
is chump change. Just say how much you won or
don't say anything.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
bbvk05
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February 4th, 2013 at 8:05:16 PM permalink
McDonald's style lines for service windows. You will always get caught behind the guy trying to cash a personal out-of-state check.
EvenBob
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February 4th, 2013 at 8:17:10 PM permalink
The last time I was in an actual McDonald's was 1990. And
that was by mistake. I've gone thru the drive thru when
out of time, buts thats because I'm desperate and I know
exactly what I'll get.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
rudeboyoi
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February 4th, 2013 at 8:24:11 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Its a pet peeve of mine that on all gambling forums,
instead of giving an amount, someone will say they
made a 'nice profit.'

This is a meaningless statement. I know people who
think $25 is a nice profit, and others who think $300
is chump change. Just say how much you won or
don't say anything.



you understand the reason most people say things these ways on a public forum is out of fear of being targeted by thieves and/or the IRS. but they still want to be able to brag about their success.
EvenBob
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February 4th, 2013 at 8:32:22 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

but they still want to be able to brag about their success.



I think its because they didn't win all that much
and want everybody to think its more than it is.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Ahigh
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February 4th, 2013 at 8:32:33 PM permalink
Fine print and misleading coupons that sound like they are better than they really are.

Recently, I took a coupon to Sam's Town for a $13.99 steak and lobster. In the fine print, it required that I purchase a $2.95 drink (I ordered a coke for $2.95).

I took a crap in the urinal and left a note in permanent marker explaining that casino marketing should be required to clean up that shit with big bold letters saying "THIS IS HOW YOU ADVERTISE TRUTHFULLY BITCHES!!!"

Okay not really, but that is how I feel about it.

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