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Michael Baker
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On 2012-06-04 02:54, seadog93 wrote:



Will I just be walking around in my mandals, drinking punkershnapps and scratching my gear?




Well... ignorance is bliss.
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balducci
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On 2012-06-04 04:58, landmark wrote:
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On 2012-06-03 22:28, balducci wrote:
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On 2012-06-03 21:42, landmark wrote:
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On 2012-06-03 21:14, balducci wrote:

"There is no such thing as a stupid question."

How come?

Because there are stupid questions.

It may be good advice to be polite and act as though every question is a good or sensible one, but it is just politeness.

Another failed would-be landmark joke. Smile

But did you notice how polite my response to your question was. Smile
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On 2012-06-04 09:41, Michael Baker wrote:
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On 2012-06-04 02:54, seadog93 wrote:
Will I just be walking around in my mandals, drinking punkershnapps and scratching my gear?

Well... ignorance is bliss.

Thank you, Thomas Gray.

;)

(It is annoying that people have *******ized that quote.)
tommy
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Magic happens in the mind.

If that is the case then why buy a ticket when you can dream for nothing?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

Tommy
Michael Baker
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On 2012-06-04 10:07, S2000magician wrote:
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On 2012-06-04 09:41, Michael Baker wrote:
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On 2012-06-04 02:54, seadog93 wrote:
Will I just be walking around in my mandals, drinking punkershnapps and scratching my gear?

Well... ignorance is bliss.

Thank you, Thomas Gray.

;)

(It is annoying that people have *******ized that quote.)


There you go again, epitomizing the rest of the story! Smile When in Rome... (wow, another proverb! )
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S2000magician
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On 2012-06-04 09:41, Michael Baker wrote:
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On 2012-06-04 02:54, seadog93 wrote:
Will I just be walking around in my mandals, drinking punkershnapps and scratching my gear?

Well... ignorance is bliss.

Thank you, Thomas Gray.

;)

(It is annoying that people have *******ized that quote.)

There you go again, epitomizing the rest of the story! Smile When in Rome... (wow, another proverb! )

That'll be my new motto:

Don't compromise; epitomize!
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On 2012-06-03 21:05, S2000magician wrote:
The nice thing about proverbs is that there's one to fit essentially every situation, irrespective of the conclusion.

For every "Don't judge a book by its cover" there's a "The clothes make the man".

For every "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" there's an "Out of sight, out of mind".

For every "Opposites attract" there's a "Birds of a feather flock together".


Brilliant- and funny!
Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
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On 2012-06-03 21:05, S2000magician wrote:
The nice thing about proverbs is that there's one to fit essentially every situation, irrespective of the conclusion.

For every "Don't judge a book by its cover" there's a "The clothes make the man".

For every "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" there's an "Out of sight, out of mind".

For every "Opposites attract" there's a "Birds of a feather flock together".


I remember discussing this in social psychology.
So often social psychology is put down because the results seem so intuitive. There is a convenient cliche to express most of the findings, ...BUT people forget that there is a convenient cliche for the opposite as well.


Hindsight bias, aka The "I-knew-it-all-along" phenomenon.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Bill Nuvo
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"Do unto others...." and other such proverbs, expressions suggesting to treat others how you yourself would like to be treated. I find this is stated often when I am very open and honest and people take offense to being told the truth. Yeah, the truth can be uncomfortable, but I do appreciate it in the long run.
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Hey Critter,

Aren't you going to quote my new favorite (or is that my favorite new) proverb?
critter
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Don't remember which one that was.
I did post this somewhere recently though: "There are no stupid questions, just a bunch of jerks who will call you stupid for asking."
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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The first time I ever heard the "It is what it is" / "He is what he is" (the latter often used with athletes) was from coach Bill Parcells when he came to coach the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe it is a saying with NY/NJ origins? Smile
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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That's actually not one I have much of a problem with (depending on how it's intended; I think it's a pretty aesthetically pleasing way to say, "Don't read too much into it").
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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I always did like this.

Ask me no quetions and I will tell you no lies.
If I were to agree with you. Then we would both be wrong. As of Apr 5, 2015 10:26 pm I have 880 posts. Used to have over 1,000
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On 2012-06-03 18:50, MagicSanta wrote:
I dislike the expression 'when one door closes another opens'. I was told that when my old company shut down, I replied 'sometimes when a door closes you are screwed'. Seems I was.


When my company shut down, I found a new occupation after only 11 months of looking. Of course the door that closed was a $12.30 an hour job that involved sitting behind a computer screen doing artistic things with type Mon-Fri 7:30 to 4:30 each and every week. The door that opened was a $7.50 an hour job (after 8 years, I've reached $11.30. In about two more years, I'll be where I was at 12 years ago at the other job.) where I bounce around the schedule never knowing from one week to the next exactly which days or even which hours I'll be working.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
Mr. Mystoffelees
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Then there is the Jack Handey approach to proverbs...

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.”
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MagicSanta
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Another statement I hate is "I'm just sayin'". It reminds me of the guys who say 'with all due respect....' then spit out something stupid. People will make an insulting statement or dumb remark then toss in 'just saying' as if that excuses it.
critter
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It totally does excuse it. Just sayin'.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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"With all due respect..." is a hilarious one when you think about it. eg, "With all due respect, you're an idiot". That phrase has no respect, and highlights the fact that therefore no respect was even due. It's often used in a way that is supposed to mean "This is going to sound rude, but I mean it respectfully", but it actually means quite the opposite.
Connor Jacobs - The Thought Sculptor
Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur
Be fondly remembered.
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"Man up". God, what a stupid expression.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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