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Author Topic: Distiiled Wisdom  (Read 47242 times)
Magister
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« Reply #150 on: August 20, 2008, 11:47:13 am »

"Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Anything which causes deviation from these well established conditions is a bad thing" - Anonymous
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Dr cornelius quack
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« Reply #151 on: August 20, 2008, 07:41:44 pm »

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."    Nietzsche

I recently caused a pair of gloves to levitate by the power of prayer.

Faith can move mittens.
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Such are the feeble bases on which many a public character rests.

Today, I am two, separate Gorillas.
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« Reply #152 on: August 20, 2008, 10:27:54 pm »

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."    Nietzsche

I recently caused a pair of gloves to levitate by the power of prayer.

Faith can move mittens.

I have read this several times...unable to come up with a witty retort. All I can do is snicker. Smiley You made my day!
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OldProfessorBear
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« Reply #153 on: August 21, 2008, 02:13:27 am »

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."    Nietzsche

I recently caused a pair of gloves to levitate by the power of prayer.

Faith can move mittens.

Wasn't there an old Wehrmacht slogan "Gott mit uns"? Sounds like you must have tapped into that ...
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« Reply #154 on: August 24, 2008, 06:13:09 pm »

"It's so comforting to know that there are so many people in this world sicker than I am." - Tim Curry
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OldProfessorBear
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« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2008, 08:12:17 pm »

"Brass is the new black."

--me
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« Reply #156 on: August 26, 2008, 06:22:09 pm »

'I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.' Clarence Darrow
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« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2008, 03:20:02 am »

Brute Force is often frowned upon in favor of creative thinking, but brute force is sooooo much more spectacular in both sucess and failure.

I hate California, it's the largest municipality that actually restricts flamethrowers.

If it ain't real, Fake it
If it don't exist, Make it
If it ain't yours, Take it
If it ain't broke, Break it!

Be alert! America needs more Lerts.

I've made up my mind, don't try to distract me with facts.

Brute force should always be the first attempted method, because if it fails, there's still resources left for a creative solution.  While on the other hand, if the creative solution fails, there may not be the resources left over for a brute force solution.
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« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2008, 04:03:50 am »

"Nearly any problem can be solved by the judicious use of High Explosives."

Smiley

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But better to have tripped than never danced at all."
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qui est in literis
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« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2008, 04:21:04 am »

Let Zygons be Zygons.
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« Reply #160 on: August 27, 2008, 06:12:25 am »

If you see it and it's there, it's real.
If you see it and it's not there, it's virtual.
If you don't see it and it's there, it's invisible.
If you don't see it and it's not there, it's gone.


Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. The wise mercenary resorts to violence at the earliest opportunity. - Howard Tayler, Schlock Mercenary
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By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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« Reply #161 on: August 27, 2008, 09:18:55 am »

It may be that your sole purpose in life is merely to serve as a warning to others.

Cheesy
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Albrecht
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« Reply #162 on: August 27, 2008, 11:33:53 am »

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda
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Zwack
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And introducing the wonderful Irish (Mrs Z).


« Reply #163 on: August 27, 2008, 02:15:38 pm »

"Jen fa Ti; Ti fa Tsien; Tsien fa Tao; Tao fa Tzu-Jan"  - Lao Tse

"Men are created by the Earth; The Earth is created by the Universe; The Universe is created by Nature's Process; Nature's Process just happened." - Lao Tse

Z.
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I'm British but living in America.  This might explain my spelling.
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You don't learn much when everything goes right.


« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2008, 02:29:31 pm »

"The supernatural can be very annoying until one finds the key that transforms it into science," — Master Li

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Albrecht
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« Reply #165 on: August 27, 2008, 02:46:52 pm »

Nothing unreat exists - Star Trek

Our Magic is so advanced, it's almost indistinguishable from technology! - Ponder Stibbons.
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Zwack
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And introducing the wonderful Irish (Mrs Z).


« Reply #166 on: August 27, 2008, 06:07:54 pm »

Nothing is Impossible, Everything is Permissible - Hassan i Sabbah

Z.
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Dr cornelius quack
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« Reply #167 on: August 27, 2008, 06:59:34 pm »

"Jen fa Ti; Ti fa Tsien; Tsien fa Tao; Tao fa Tzu-Jan"  - Lao Tse

"Men are created by the Earth; The Earth is created by the Universe; The Universe is created by Nature's Process; Nature's Process just happened." - Lao Tse

Z.

I think I could well be a Taoist if it wasn't for all that going off and living in a cave business.

Some sort of Shaker/Taoist combo might work.
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« Reply #168 on: August 27, 2008, 07:27:02 pm »

    Early to rise, early to bed, makes a man healthy, wealthy and dead.
    --Rincewind, The Light Fantastic
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Ambie
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You don't learn much when everything goes right.


« Reply #169 on: August 27, 2008, 07:28:56 pm »

“Punishment produces Force, Force produces Strength, Strength produces Awe, Awe produces Kindness. Kindness has its origin in Force” 

                                  Gongsun Yang (aka Lord Shang of the Legalist approach to governance as opposed to Taoist and Confucian ) about 350 BC 

Love the Mad Asians.  Me mum was born there back in the dark ages.  Please pardon the translation as I am told one could easily replace ‘Kindness’ with ‘Virtue.’ 
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« Reply #170 on: August 27, 2008, 07:51:51 pm »

"Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce." - no idea who wrote it but it's among my favorites


"Moaka, please do not refer to the reverend and I as Big Man God and Mama Jesus Christ. You're putting your soul in jeopardy. " From Nate and Hayes

"You can't inspire people with facts. They need a cause. They need a symbol." - from Terry Pratchett's Small Gods

"And if you couldn't trust the government, who could you trust? Very nearly everyone, come to think of it..." from Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment
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Herr Döktor
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« Reply #171 on: August 27, 2008, 08:33:05 pm »

Big Fella, He done gone Buggerup.

Australian Aborigine Pidgin for a natural disaster. Allegedly.
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« Reply #172 on: August 28, 2008, 07:23:45 am »

The fast you go, the bigger the grin.

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The Steampunk code: 'To delicately dismantle the system from within, if it's not too much trouble'
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« Reply #173 on: August 28, 2008, 11:14:20 am »

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-"
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JennyWren
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Viola Ambrose Flux: Dilettante


« Reply #174 on: August 28, 2008, 12:24:52 pm »

 That bowman gonna have some ones eye out if hes not careful----- Harold
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