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Quote: UP84


And that my liege is how we know the earth to be banana-shaped.




I'm not posting this to laugh at the guy
actually it makes me sad
Mike Hughes died after crashing his homemade rocket that he launched trying to prove the earth is flat


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51602655


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    Flat Earth Society members all around the globe mourned him.
    May the cards fall in your favor.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 8:10:53 PM permalink
    I’m surprised people actually let him. I mean, it’s something that police are probably inclined to intervene. Then again, nobody among the peers is reporting it so I guess that’s why he just went ahead with it.
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    September 15th, 2021 at 9:09:50 PM permalink
    ".Luckily for me, I have all my best ideas drunk. "
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    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 16th, 2021 at 2:19:44 AM permalink
    ___________


    "The taverns are full of gadabouts making merry this eve and though I may press my face like an urchin at a confectioner's, I am tempted not by the sweetness within. A dram in exchange for the pox is an ill bargain indeed."



    Diary of Samuel Pepys re the Great Plague of 1665-6.


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    September 17th, 2021 at 2:07:59 AM permalink
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    no quotes thread could be really good without some yogi-isms


    my 2 favorites:


    Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

    90% of the game is half mental


    some others:


    It gets late early out here.

    If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.

    You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

    Never answer an anonymous letter.


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    September 19th, 2021 at 5:25:00 AM permalink
    ______________


    lines from the movie "The Naked Gun"_________


    while undercover in prison___


    "I was surrounded by rapists and murderers - it was like being in the stands of a Los Angeles Raiders game"


    "I was like a blind man at an orgy - I was going to have to feel my way around"


    "I was like a midget at a urinal - I was going to have to stay on my toes"


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    September 19th, 2021 at 6:54:58 AM permalink
    "Here they come, the know it alls."

    My guys love saying that at the casino main entrance.

    And when they leave-----

    "Hope they made a nice deposit into those lock boxes our crew picks up."
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    September 20th, 2021 at 7:56:23 AM permalink
    Quote: lilredrooster

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    no quotes thread could be really good without some yogi-isms

    Allow me to add my favorite:

    "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
    "Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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    September 20th, 2021 at 8:56:08 AM permalink
    “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.”

    Albert Einstein,
    Born in Texas and lived in Texas my whole life.
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    September 20th, 2021 at 11:07:17 AM permalink
    Quote: jjjoooggg

    “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.”

    Albert Einstein,

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    "Half of what you read on the internet is misunderstood" Kubali Khan


    The above Einstien quote is a very poor translation of what he said and meant. A better translation would be = blindly following is the enemy of truth.
    He was also 22 at the time, and far from a finished product. He was trying to obtain more academic freedom to divert from the usual course schedule at a school, if I recall.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 20th, 2021 at 11:24:11 AM permalink
    Ive read different versions of his quote.

    Yes, it took years for his papers to be accepted. He was blacklisted by one of his professors. There is one college that has a postcard of his request for a teaching job. He had resorted to postcards after he got so many rejections.

    I stood in his home in Bern, Switzerland, now a museum.

    Einstein could have also been thinking about the reichstag fire. That falsely blamed the jews of terrorism in 1933. In 1933, the jews were placed in concentration camps by the thousands. It wouldnt be til 8 years later that ww2 would start, after germany had already conquered numerous countries in 1940, belgiun norway poland etc

    Einstein was not just a nerd. He dated women and did long bicycle rides. He went through depression after his professor blacklisted him. But he probably never would have made those papers in a conventional graduate school and teaching.
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    September 20th, 2021 at 12:00:41 PM permalink
    The quote is from a letter he wrote in 1902. I highly doubt he was thinking of a fire thirty years in the future. At the time he wrote it, Germany was a newly formed country, less than twenty years old and ruled by a benevolent king.
    There are not different versions of his quote, there are different translations. Some words in German simply don't translate very easily into English without understanding the context.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 20th, 2021 at 12:05:27 PM permalink
    Oh, you are correct. He must have been talking about his professor's blacklisting. His father would get him a job in the patent office. After his papers were accepted, he moved to Princeton to teach and didn't find anything new since except the atomic bomb. E=MC^2.

    The same with the Bible. Translating from Hebrew is not easy. Some Hebrew words don't match exactly with an English word. Semantics.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 4:32:44 PM permalink
    __________


    Earl Monroe re his game in hoops_________


    "I'm quite sure the defensive player doesn't know what I'm going to do next

    Because even I don't know what I'm going to do next"


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    September 23rd, 2021 at 5:11:58 AM permalink
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    "The problem with quotes on the internet is you never know if they are genuine.”

    — Joseph Stalin

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    Funny :D A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists. Don Marquis
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    September 24th, 2021 at 1:28:31 PM permalink
    _____________


    you're sitting at a table - you notice the guy next to you has a fair amount of chips - you make some chit chat and say - "looks like you're doin' okay"



    and he replies:



    𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘩, 𝘐'𝘮 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦'𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺



    truly a classic____________________________it will never die


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    September 26th, 2021 at 1:37:39 AM permalink
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    just one more from the sage:
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    September 26th, 2021 at 6:33:25 AM permalink
    I would always hear AP's claiming they never had a problem with/at XYZ. Oftentimes guys become complaisant or bolder thinking there has never been a problem. Oftentimes I knew better and I would always say:

    "It's never a problem... until it is."

    AxelWolf.
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    September 27th, 2021 at 2:14:44 AM permalink
    __________


    "The casino giveth and the casino hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the casino."




    Job____1:21


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    September 27th, 2021 at 12:51:58 PM permalink
    "She tore through my heart like a tornado searching for a trailer park."

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    September 27th, 2021 at 5:06:03 PM permalink
    “ Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat”

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    September 28th, 2021 at 3:15:37 AM permalink
    Quote: Vannevar Bush

    I have a great reservation about these studies where somebody goes out and interviews a bunch of people and reads a lot of stuff and writes a book and puts it on a shelf and nobody ever reads it.

    May the cards fall in your favor.
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    September 28th, 2021 at 12:14:21 PM permalink
    Quote: Leonard Nimoy


    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.

    May the cards fall in your favor.
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    September 28th, 2021 at 1:05:05 PM permalink
    "A recent five year government study has shown that there is damn good money to be made in five year government studies"

    Overheard during a coffee break at a mtg I attended a few years back in WDC
    My goal of being well informed conflicts with my goal of remaining sane.
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    October 3rd, 2021 at 8:51:34 AM permalink
    _________


    blonde bombshell movie star Jessica Simpson_____

    was sitting on a couch on a reality TV show eating a can of "Chicken of the Sea" tuna

    she then posed this perplexing question___

    "Now," she asked


    𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙨𝙝?







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    October 4th, 2021 at 4:06:23 PM permalink
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    this is one of my all time faves


    from the movie "48 Hours"


    Reggie (Eddie Murphy) tells Jack (Nick Nolte) that (IIRC) a Mercedes has a lot of class


    Jack replies:


    "Class isn't something you buy."


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    November 4th, 2021 at 11:59:24 PM permalink
    I like a lot of quotes from the Internet only and the truth is, I don't know if they really belong to great people. When I play at 1974 world series of poker I always remember the words

    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life----Steve Jobs
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    November 5th, 2021 at 2:39:10 AM permalink
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    -Nelson Mandela
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    November 9th, 2021 at 2:20:59 AM permalink
    ______


    from the TV show "The Office"_________



    "you're so weak you need to be on steroids just to watch baseball"


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    November 9th, 2021 at 8:11:20 AM permalink
    “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room.” President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove
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    November 9th, 2021 at 12:58:15 PM permalink
    Classic one there Stone..

    Yogi Berra:"50% of this game is half mental"

    Casey Stengl: " You see that player over there?, he's 21 and has a good chance to be a great ball-player. That other player next to him is also 21, and he might make it to 22."
    some people need to reimagine their thinking
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    December 24th, 2021 at 1:48:27 PM permalink
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    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995
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    December 24th, 2021 at 2:57:04 PM permalink
    Quote: lilredrooster

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    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995
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    Also pretty much what the unabomber said.
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    December 24th, 2021 at 3:20:21 PM permalink
    Quote: mcallister3200

    Quote: lilredrooster

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    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995
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    Also pretty much what the unabomber said.
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    What’s the line about genius and madness . . .
    The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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    December 24th, 2021 at 5:13:08 PM permalink
    Quote: unJon

    Quote: mcallister3200

    Quote: lilredrooster

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    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995
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    Also pretty much what the unabomber said.
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    What’s the line about genius and madness . . .
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    Hmmm. Now that you mention it, I've never seen the two of them together. Have you?
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    December 24th, 2021 at 6:50:11 PM permalink
    "Could you tell me which way the people are running, as I am their leader."

    I don't remember the reference.
    There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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    December 24th, 2021 at 8:40:59 PM permalink
    Quote: lilredrooster

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    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995
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    Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.
    $1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
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    December 24th, 2021 at 11:15:26 PM permalink
    Quote: Mooseton




    "I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


    Carl Sagan, 1995

    Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



    ___________________________________

    How prophetic.

    As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

    Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
    "What, me worry?"
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    December 24th, 2021 at 11:54:19 PM permalink
    “It is what it is”

    And

    “Turn that card around and peel each side once again, that stupid black thin line will still be present on each and every side”


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    December 25th, 2021 at 12:23:47 AM permalink
    __________

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    "A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke."


    -Soren Kierkegaard


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    December 25th, 2021 at 2:12:36 AM permalink
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    December 25th, 2021 at 8:04:56 AM permalink
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    Your mom.
    There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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    February 2nd, 2022 at 3:28:55 AM permalink
    Quote: Isaac Asimov

    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

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    February 2nd, 2022 at 5:53:29 AM permalink
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    That is a quote from an angry neo-nazi, not Voltaire.
    It's sad so many people don't seem to know the difference.
    Voltaire is a long-dead philosopher. Kevin Strom is a living, convicted, child abuser and white supremacist. Why anyone would want to quote him on anything escapes me.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    February 6th, 2022 at 3:28:58 AM permalink
    Quote: Leo Tolstoy

    An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life - becoming a better person.

    May the cards fall in your favor.
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    February 6th, 2022 at 3:51:31 AM permalink
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    Quote: odiousgambit


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    That is a quote from an angry neo-nazi, not Voltaire.
    It's sad so many people don't seem to know the difference.
    Voltaire is a long-dead philosopher. Kevin Strom is a living, convicted, child abuser and white supremacist. Why anyone would want to quote him on anything escapes me.
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    I am quite shocked. When you google 'voltaire allowed to criticize' and click on 'images' you get page after page. Strom has bamboozled a remarkable number of people on that over a remarkable number of years, at least according to this fact check site.

    How could I have doubted Mr. Ryan?

    https://checkyourfact.com/2019/10/02/fact-check-voltaire-learn-rule-allowed-criticize/
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    That is a quote from an angry neo-nazi, not Voltaire.
    It's sad so many people don't seem to know the difference.
    Voltaire is a long-dead philosopher. Kevin Strom is a living, convicted, child abuser and white supremacist. Why anyone would want to quote him on anything escapes me.
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    I am quite shocked. When you google 'voltaire allowed to criticize' and click on 'images' you get page after page. Strom has bamboozled a remarkable number of people on that over a remarkable number of years, at least according to this fact check site.

    How could I have doubted Mr. Ryan?

    https://checkyourfact.com/2019/10/02/fact-check-voltaire-learn-rule-allowed-criticize/
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    It should be pretty easy to find the original Voltaire quote if it existed. I've no idea why people go around quoting neo-nazis and then pretending they are not.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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