never trust a fart!
From Beth Stelling's hilarious new stand up special on HBO:
"Some peoples' health goals are just knowing what the diarrhea was from."
Quoted from egyptrus:
I think the quote itself actually came from Winston Churchill but it is very similar to a line from a WC Field's movie. So, I'll stand by my claim that the quote is from Churchill but the inspiration for it came from WC Fields...
I stand corrected. But this phrase seems to have a long and lively history.
“Marla, the scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if you could quit tonguing it , but you can’t “
Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever, and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.
"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...
The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance"
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995)
"Why,... this is a bag of shit"!
"Oh, but it's really great shit, Mrs. Presky".
Quoted from emkay:
If World War III can start in a vacuum of silence and stonewalling by the White House, we are doomed like rats in a maze of fear. We are slaves to mendacity and hostile disinformation. Bread and circuses were not enough to sustain the Roman Empire and they will not be enough for the United States of America.
-- Hunter S Thompson, Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness (2005)
It’s a shame HST is not still with us. I am sure his takes on the current political environment in the USA would have been instructive, biting, and hilarious all at once.
Something that helped me take decisions in life so I could sleep at night :
You can't be a little bit pregnant. You are or you're not, there is no middle ground.
" I think about you when I go to the bathroom"
Good looking young blonde girl talking to River Phoenix's character in Mosquito Coast.
I kept rolling that VHS back and forth to make sure I heard what I thought I heard
" Hey, man, whatchu doin' to my car?"
"Gen-U-wine diamond. Cuts glass."
"I don't give a damn what men find attractive. It's unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye is seldom the same." (Fabienne in Pulp Fiction)
Guns don’t kill people, the government does.
- Dale Dribble (or was it Rusty Shackleford?)
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”
"I'm from the government and I am here to help you."
"The check is in the mail."
And way back before teenage girls were into "hooking up".....
" Yes, I'll still love you tomorrow."
"React intelligently even to unintelligent treatment."
- a fortune cookie I got once and liked so much I have posted about it before
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