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Old 09-12-2019, 01:40 PM
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Panache (flamboyant confidence of style or manner) is another good word.


I had a great uncle George, who was a "rich" millionaire. We often visited him in Ca. He might say, "Where should we eat tonight?" Ten or eleven year old me might pipe up, "Let's go to General Lee's ." We didn't have those kinds of places in Bellevue, Ne back then. My uncle's response...


"Who died and made you boss?"

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Old 09-18-2019, 03:50 PM
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:13 PM
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"Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be amused."

"Melifluous" is a good word.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:15 PM
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"Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be amused."

"Melifluous" is a good word.
Especially when spoken by James Earl Jones.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:23 AM
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I've known two people who would, in certain situations, say, "Well, fuck me running".

No idea exactly what it means or where it came from, but the two people I've heard say it did not know each other.
I say this! I picked it up in the midwest, where I went to high school, but then when I moved back to the east coast, nobody else was saying it.

Some of my favorite sayings:

"The wisest man is the one least set in his views."

"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell

Since I've been doing strength training for many years, I love to whip out the Mark Rippetoe quote: "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general."

At a rescue squad training one time, one person mentioned needing help, and another person quipped, "Well, you know what they say: a friend in need is no friend of mine!" Loved that.

Finally, my personal tagline is "I do what I want." I think I initially started using it during athletic training. I sometimes train with people who are taller than me or have different goals than I do, so when they would make suggestions that didn't really jive with what I was trying to accomplish, I'd say "I do what I want." But soon enough I got carried away with it, to the point that someone will be like "Have a nice day!" and I'll say "I do what I want!" or "Be careful out there!" "I do what I want!"
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:27 AM
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Saw this bumper sticker tonight...


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"A wise man marries his second wife first."
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If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas

Wise words.

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Old 10-02-2019, 12:17 PM
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We all know "...so quiet you could hear a pin drop."

I recently saw this: "...so quiet you could hear a gnat fart."

Context: Recent news article in which someone described a meeting with Trump and others, at which Trump had just said some stunningly corrupt thing. "The room got so quiet you could hear a gnat fart".

Just tried to google it to get a cite, and couldn't find it, but found several other variations.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:10 AM
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It's AIRY persiflage.


It adds a little verisimilitude.


Used by Bill Conrad as The Narrator in an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle

("...and as our heroes engaged in Airy Persiflage...").

Did anyone ever use it anywhere else?
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:04 AM
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My best line ever: For centuries the only people who had any power in this country were the straight, white rich Christian men. Aren't you glad we're not being led by a straight, white rich Christian man today?" (Pause for laughter). WAIT A MINUTE...

I hope to never have to use that line in 2021.
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Four things immediately came to mind for me:

1) I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it (when my kids would ask me if they should bring something with them. i.e. driver's license, jacket, money... the list goes on.)

2) It's not the 'on purposes' I'm worried about. (When someone, usually my kids, are doing something stupid, and I tell them to stop before they hurt someone. i.e. kid 1 coming close to hitting kid 2 with a fake punch. I would tell them to stop it, they would reply "I'm not going to hit her." I would reply "I know you're not going to hit her on purpose... It's not the 'on purposes' I'm worried about!"

3) Semper Gumby - a play on the USMC's Motto: Semper Fi (Always Ready). Semper Gumby is said when I have to be "Always Flexible" to deal with a situation.

4) It's hotter (or busier) than a whore house on nickel night.

5) I just thought of a couple my brother would say to his nephew, when he was he a teenager (my son): "You couldn't whip shit off of a shirttail." -when my son was feeling tough around his uncle. And a few years later when my son was trying to grow facial hair... "What you're trying to cultivate on your face is grows wild on my ass!"
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A UK political contribution: Workington Man. In re the upcoming UK elections:

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journalists are pouring out of London again in search of another stereotypical swing voter, Workington Man......
Now you might say that this is pretty tedious - a tiny, nondescript, run-down, former coal-and-steel northern town, whose exemplar citizen (male, BTW) is going to decide the election. And I agree - tedious. Except..... I am.

No, for real - born and raised in Workington. And got the hell out of there asap, admittedly. But I am Workington Man and (apparently) I am going to decide the election.

Get ready for some surprises!

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:24 PM
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A UK political contribution: Workington Man. In re the upcoming UK elections:



Now you might say that this is pretty tedious - a tiny, nondescript, run-down, former coal-and-steel northern town, whose exemplar citizen (male, BTW) is going to decide the election. And I agree - tedious. Except..... I am.

No, for real - born and raised in Workington. And got the hell out of there asap, admittedly. But I am Workington Man and (apparently) I am going to decide the election.

Get ready for some surprises!

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Rather unkind joke which I heard long ago: the RAF got in a muddle, and accidentally dropped an H-bomb on Workington. They did £3 worth of damage.

(Actually, I spent a little time in Workington a couple of years ago. It struck me as a surprisingly pleasant place.)

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Nitpick...

Semper Fidelis is Always Faithful, Semper Paratus (USCG) is Always Ready.
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......(Actually, I spent a little time in Workington a couple of years ago. It struck me as a surprisingly pleasant place.)
I have to ask - what in the hell for? I mean, there's no obvious reason to go, and it's not like you were just passing through - there's the A66, and that ends, and then there's the Irish sea.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I was reminded of this one.


"Everything I need for the rest of my life is inside that store."
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:49 AM
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The most often violated item is "Clean up your own messes."
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I have to ask - what in the hell for? I mean, there's no obvious reason to go, and it's not like you were just passing through - there's the A66, and that ends, and then there's the Irish sea.
Stuff was happening thereabouts, of interest in connection with a weird (non-"mucky") hobby of mine.
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When I'm trying to force myself out of bed after too little sleep, I'll quote Warren Zevon to myself: "I'll sleep when I'm dead"
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I'm not trying to be difficult but Zevon must have paraphrased Benjamin Franklin.
The link is to a site that attributes to Franklin this trite saying: "There will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead."

It's a banal and sloppy paraphrase of Franklin's actual quote, from Poor Richard's Almanac:

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Up, Sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.
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