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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2008, 09:22:07 am »
Death is natures way of telling you that you've failed (I won't go into too many details where I heard that one)
I cant begin to describe how very much and why I disagree with that :P


Sorry, taken out of context my comment could be misinterpreted, it related to a serious of physical challenges some old aquantances of mine had to perform as part of an assessment.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2008, 03:52:18 pm »

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2008, 04:49:38 pm »
Heard in my family's workshop many, many, many times, when working on some very important thing:

"If it don't fit, force it. If you can't force it, glue it. If you can't glue it, F**ck it."

also

" If it don't fit, get a bigger hammer"

Failure comes in large doses, success comes in small doses, the wise thing to do is to reduce ones appetite.

and my fathers favorite saying when working on something that is very important and needs to be precise:

" good enough for who it's for"
"Dammit all, the hydrogen catalysts have gone off again!"

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2008, 04:56:01 pm »
Failure comes in large doses, success comes in small doses, the wise thing to do is to reduce ones appetite.

I'd be inclined to do the exact opposite--assuming of course one can digest a lot of failure. :)
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2008, 05:04:47 pm »
The only tools you really need are WD-40 and duct tape, if it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40, if it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2008, 06:46:58 pm »
From Mr. W.C. Fields:

"If at first, you don't succeed, try again. If you still don't succeed, try something different. No sense being a damned fool about it."

To slightly paraphrase W.C. Fields

"I don't drink water 'cause fish f**k in it"

Still makes me smile

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2008, 06:53:06 pm »
"Fly specks, fly specks! I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!" --Dr. Chumley (Harvey, 1950)

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2008, 07:57:04 pm »
The moon is smaller than the earth but much further away.


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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2008, 08:12:02 pm »
From Mr. W.C. Fields:

"If at first, you don't succeed, try again. If you still don't succeed, try something different. No sense being a damned fool about it."

If at first you don't succeed, you need to use a bigger hammer.


On a similar theme:

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2008, 08:24:50 pm »
Obfuscation in the interests of plausible deniability.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2008, 08:29:53 pm »
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2008, 10:41:09 pm »
I like Thomas A. Edison's outlook on the success/failure thing:

When asked how it felt to fail 4000 times trying to invent a practical, efficient (well, compared to the arc lamps of the time) electric light, his response was thus:

"I didn't fail:  I found 4000 successful ways NOT to make a light bulb."
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It is by combustion of coal and boiling water that the engines acquire speed.
For protection, the eyes acquire goggles,
The goggles become a warning.
It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion."

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2008, 10:58:52 pm »
Cliches only get to be cliches through merit.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2008, 11:00:56 pm »
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2008, 11:05:48 pm »
Failure comes in large doses, success comes in small doses, the wise thing to do is to reduce ones appetite.

I'd be inclined to do the exact opposite--assuming of course one can digest a lot of failure. :)

The point is to get full on the small successes. most people have a success and are still hungery for more and can't see that a success is a success.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2008, 02:58:21 am »
"If all the girls who attended Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised" - Dorothy Parker

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2008, 03:04:39 am »
"If all the girls who attended Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised" - Dorothy Parker

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That is so wrong, but also extremely funny and probably true.  :D

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2008, 04:57:45 am »
любое для чая и тортов?

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2008, 05:15:30 am »
любое для чая и тортов?
None here.  I missed out, too (if only I had come earlier).

If you hurry, there might be some cakes left after some strange explosion dislodged someone's eye in It's alive!...It's Alive!!...IT'S ALIVE!!! and  in Ignore Me, there seems to be some coffee left after the postponed duel (don't ask)  :)

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2008, 05:16:50 am »
любое для чая и тортов?
None here.  I missed out, too (if only I had come earlier).

If you hurry, there might be some cakes left after some strange explosion dislodged someone's eye in It's alive!...It's Alive!!...IT'S ALIVE!!! and  in Ignore Me, there seems to be some coffee left after the postponed duel (don't ask)  :)

thanks
but i have my own
dont ask about the green stuff

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2008, 05:36:24 am »
Any plan vere you lose your hat iz a bad plan~
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2008, 08:35:43 am »
"Bother" - Pooh.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2008, 06:29:00 pm »
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2008, 10:02:54 pm »
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2008, 10:04:50 pm »
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