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May 14, 2008

Quote of the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »
Some editors are failed writers, but then, so are most writers.
-- T. S. Eliot
Unfortunately, this blogger is also one.

-- Nathan of Brainfertilizer Fame

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September 04, 2007

Audience Participation Time « Quotes You Can Steal »

From the last time:

I once thought I was schizophrenic, but something inside me said that was crazy.
I once thought I was paranoid, but later realized I was probably overreacting.
I once thought I might be a kleptomaniac. I have no idea where I picked that idea up from.

Your Turn:


I used to be indecisive, but now.....oh hell, I don't know, maybe, maybe not.

posted by Sharp as a Marble on December 10, 2004 11:05 AM

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I used to have suicidal tendacies. I could just kill myself for thinking that way.

I used to think I was sick all the time, turned out to be hypochondria. See there? I KNEW there had to be SOMETHING!


posted by spacemonkey on December 10, 2004 11:34 AM

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I once thought I had Attention Deficiency Dis...HEY! Is that a platypus?

posted by Sharp as a Marble on December 10, 2004 11:52 AM

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I once thought I was getting forgetful, but I wasn't.

posted by Sharp as a Marble on December 10, 2004 11:53 AM

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I once thought I was getting forgetful, but I wasn't

posted by Sharp as a Marble on December 10, 2004 11:54 AM

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I once thought I had delusions of grandeur, but then I thought, "ME!? Have delusions of grandeur? How absurd!"

posted by McGehee on December 12, 2004 05:34 AM

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(Minor variation of the last one):
I used to be afraid I came across as too self-absorbed. What do you think, do I seem that way to you?

posted by Nathan on December 12, 2004 06:54 AM

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I used to procrastinate, but I never got around to doing anything about it.

posted by JAB on December 12, 2004 06:08 PM

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"Are you always right?"

"Well, I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken."

posted by Chrees on December 13, 2004 11:31 AM

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I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV

posted by Jeremy on December 14, 2004 09:39 AM

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I never use to be able to finish things, but now I

posted by HailToTheKing on June 15, 2005 06:46 AM

What can you come up with this time?

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August 28, 2007

Tuesday: the Second Monday of the week.
---Nathan of Brainfertilizer Fame

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August 23, 2007

Quote O' The Day « Quotes You Can Steal »
She wants the Mexican government to protect Mexicans who illegally move to the US and commit Social Security fraud.

---Bryan of Hot Air

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August 22, 2007

Quote O' the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »
A car is no more destructive to the environment than a couple of farting moose.

Wisdom from Bob Krum.

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August 08, 2007

You've Heard of Shotgun Weddings? « Quotes You Can Steal » « Snark » « Social Issues »

Check out a "Shotgun Divorce".

Man, I wish I'd thought of that when it was current...

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July 16, 2007

Cynicism « Quotes You Can Steal »

The more I understand women, the more I think that better pension plans would lead to more widows.

If that's overly cynical, I guess I'm just overly cynical.

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June 25, 2007

Quote of the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »

"A pat on the back from a co-worker is just reconnaissance for the knife to come."

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May 08, 2007

US and China, Comparison « Quotes You Can Steal »

The U.S. might still be the 500-lb gorilla on the economic block...but China is the 400-lb gorilla lifting weights and drinking protein shakes.

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June 21, 2005

Pithy, but Trite « Quotes You Can Steal »

Here's the other side of the issue:

The pen is mightier than the sword. The sword merely destroys life. The pen destroys reputation, but preserves life to increase the suffering.
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Hierarchy of Power? « Quotes You Can Steal »
The pen may be mightier than the sword...but I'd rather have a gun, myself.
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May 26, 2005

Hypocrisy vs Wisdom « Quotes You Can Steal »

Please understand this:
It's not hypocrisy if you say others shouldn't do something you used to do. That's just passing on the benefit of your experience and wisdom borne of pain. It's only hypocrisy if you say others can't do it, but you lie about having done it yourself...or are still doing it (i.e., drugs, taking bribes, extramarital sex, etc).

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May 05, 2005

Cynicism « Quotes You Can Steal »

The half-life of a woman's beauty is a base-ten system. Her attractiveness will be halved by the addition of 10 pounds, the advance of 10 years, or the removal of 10 inches of hair.

The absolute limit of a man's attractiveness is a base-two system. As soon as he says two specific words, the love his chosen mate has for him is replaced with hate, derision, and disdain:

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May 03, 2005

A Thought « Quotes You Can Steal »

Plainly speaking*, Time is on the side of the unattractive woman.

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March 23, 2005

One Definition of Insanity « Quotes You Can Steal »

There's no one who complains so bitterly about the unfairness of life as a liberal who actually got what he wanted.*

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March 10, 2005

Elitists « Quotes You Can Steal »

It's becoming more clear to me that the reason so many liberals are "elitists" is its the best way they can pretend they actually are "elite".

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March 03, 2005

So To Speak « Quotes You Can Steal »

Some people are born great; some people become great; some people have greatness thrust upon them...and some incompetent fools catch the favor of someone with power and ride coattails to significantly high levels...to everyone's dismay and detriment.

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February 28, 2005

A Thought « Quotes You Can Steal »

Do not curse the Ex-Girlfriend. For without the recently-spurned woman, how would there be inexpensively-priced guitar gear in the pawn shop?

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February 24, 2005

From Today's Word O' the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »

Democrats: the the eristic party.

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February 22, 2005

Eeyore-ish « Quotes You Can Steal »

The people who complain the loudest about the horrible state of America are usually those most insulated, by position and wealth, from the supposed catastrophes.

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February 08, 2005

The Biggest Mistake « Quotes You Can Steal »

The Democrats' biggest mistake in the 2004 Election was in allowing and/or encouraging politicians to unofficially begin their candidacy in late 2001 and early 2002.

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February 07, 2005

Minorities Out Standing in Their Field « Quotes You Can Steal »

The difference between a token and model is whether you want more of them or not.*

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December 28, 2004

December 17, 2004

Brainfertilizer's Assertion « Quotes You Can Steal »

"Arguments about Belief Systems invariably reach equilibrium by aligning in antithesis."

Example? I thought you'd never ask.

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December 10, 2004

Audience Participation Time « Quotes You Can Steal »
I once thought I was schizophrenic, but something inside me said that was crazy.
I once thought I was paranoid, but later realized I was probably overreacting.
I once thought I might be a kleptomaniac. I have no idea where I picked that idea up from.

Your turn.

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From an Email Correspondence « Quotes You Can Steal »

Yeah, I'm paranoid. But worrying gives me something to do with all the extra energy from the upside of the bipolar disorder one of my personalities has.

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December 02, 2004

Another Female Teacher Charged With Having Sex With 14-Year-Old Student « Quotes You Can Steal »

In related news, Planned Parenthood released a statement praising her actions as "providing a valid alternative to abstinence-only sex education."

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November 23, 2004

Negotiate? « Quotes You Can Steal »
You can always negotiate, sure...If you have the ability and willingness to wage war.
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November 20, 2004

Understand This, Understand the World Better « Quotes You Can Steal »

Well, of course Iraq was about oil in the end. Because oil is the most easily accessed and used source of energy, and everything is about energy.

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October 22, 2004

Quote of the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »
Vote on November 2nd. Democrats get to vote as often as they like, so we should all vote at least once.

By Ann Coulter on Right Wing News.

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October 18, 2004

Quote of the Day « Quotes You Can Steal »

"The M-16: The best friend our enemies ever had."

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October 04, 2004

Wisdom From James Taranto « Quotes You Can Steal »
If FDR had followed the Kerry Doctrine in 1941, he would have asked Congress to declare war on Germany, then refused to fire a shot until the French and Germans could be enlisted as allies.

From today's Best of the Web.

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September 28, 2004

Didja Ever Notice...? « Quotes You Can Steal »

I've noticed that the girls who are prettiest in photos are never as pretty in person/when talking, and that the girls who are prettiest in motion are never as pretty when frozen in a snapshot?

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September 22, 2004

Wisdom from Rae « Quotes You Can Steal »

Well, I don't know if she'll let you steal it, but I did. Folks, this is perhaps the best comment I've ever seen on this site. It is in the comments for this post, but I want to make sure everyone has the chance to see it

Statistics are a lot like a penis: interesting, fun, easily manipulated, and the size must be kept in perspective with regard to other factors.

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August 30, 2004

I've had TDY's (temporary duty assignments) that were longer than the time period John F. Kerry is using as the centerpiece of his campaign.

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August 26, 2004

Individual Liberties « Quotes You Can Steal »

The push for individual liberties has done much to ensure that people can do whatever they want...

...unfortunately, it seems like what most people really want to do is be the biggest jerk they can be.

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August 17, 2004

"If It Weren't For You Meddling Kids!" « Quotes You Can Steal »

"Generation 'Y'? More like Generation Whiney!"

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July 15, 2004

A Fine Line, Perhaps « Quotes You Can Steal »

But there is a significant difference, nonetheless:

My religion doesn't dictate my politics, rather, what my religion has taught me about humanity dictates my politics.

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June 27, 2004

Quotes Difficult to Use in Polite Conversation, Pt 1 « Quotes You Can Steal »
You just got to think about it like the first time you got laid. You just gotta go, "Daddy, are you sure this is right?"

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June 20, 2004

Another Quote You Can Steal « Quotes You Can Steal »

I never thought fighting the Global War on Terror would mean our own news media would be fighting against us.

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June 14, 2004

On Liberals « Quotes You Can Steal »

The mindset of the Left is much easier to grasp when you consider their only experience with tyranny is Dad not letting take the BMW to a party, and their only experience with poverty is not being able to afford an extra shot of espresso because they spent their allowance on the new Indigo Girls CD.

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May 29, 2004

You Heard it Here First « Quotes You Can Steal »

"The news media used to tell us what we wanted to know; now they tell us what they want us to hear."

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