A Thought for the Day

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Every hand's a winner.
And every hand's a loser.
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

- The Gambler
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YouTube turned me into Neville Chamberlain.

Thanks.

– The Cynical Historian
Watched a review of the more recent Midway film, he mentioned he had to distort FDR's infamous [Stop that. – Ed.] "a day that will live in infamy" speech to Congress after Pearl Harbor because some modern Nazis claimed a kopjiwreicht on the public domain speech.

Seriously.

In the rain.
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"School prepares us for life in a world that does not exist."
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"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
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If you do not like being shown to be wrong about something, then try something radical like not being wrong in the first place*.

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Like a rotten log, half buried in the ground, my life, which has not flowered, comes to this sad end.

– Minamoto Yorimasa
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Sometimes ya just gotta throw rocks at stupid fuckers to their minds right. And when that doesn't work, there's always Plutonium.

Sorry, but you ain't taking away my freedom not to own guns bitches!

Guns are bullshit.

Particle weapons, well, now we're talking. :)
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
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"fellows you may argue ------i'm not defending my doctors 's hat"

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Some days are better than others.
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Some days are worse
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The longer version is:

How will you know when you are having a good day if you never have a not-so-good day to compare it with?
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I have one good day a month and it's not today.
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some wag wrote:
A teacher asks the kids in her third grade class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Little Kevin says, “I want to start out as a Marine Pilot, then be a billionaire, go to the most expensive clubs, find me the finest hooker, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Copacabana, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel throughout Europe, an Infinite Visa Card, and all the while banging her like a loose screen door in a hurricane.”

The teacher, shocked, and not knowing what to do with this horrible response from little Kevin, decides not to acknowledge what he said and simply tries to continue with the lesson.

“And how about you, Sarah?”

Sarah said, “I wanna be Kevin’s hooker.”
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xouper wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:15 pm
some wag wrote:
A teacher asks the kids in her third grade class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Little Kevin says, “I want to start out as a Marine Pilot, then be a billionaire, go to the most expensive clubs, find me the finest hooker, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Copacabana, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel throughout Europe, an Infinite Visa Card, and all the while banging her like a loose screen door in a hurricane.”

The teacher, shocked, and not knowing what to do with this horrible response from little Kevin, decides not to acknowledge what he said and simply tries to continue with the lesson.

“And how about you, Sarah?”

Sarah said, “I wanna be Kevin’s hooker.”
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xouper wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:15 pm
some wag wrote:
A teacher asks the kids in her third grade class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Little Kevin says, “I want to start out as a Marine Pilot, then be a billionaire, go to the most expensive clubs, find me the finest hooker, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Copacabana, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel throughout Europe, an Infinite Visa Card, and all the while banging her like a loose screen door in a hurricane.”

The teacher, shocked, and not knowing what to do with this horrible response from little Kevin, decides not to acknowledge what he said and simply tries to continue with the lesson.

“And how about you, Sarah?”

Sarah said, “I wanna be Kevin’s hooker.”
I found it funny, but who the hell is "some wag"?
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The nether end of a dog, sparks.
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"The best proof that there's intelligent life in outer space is the fact that it hasn't come here."
– Arthur C. Clarke
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Manta Array indeed. There is a third type of thinking: It's called "Thinking like shit". And this joker just excelled at it. :)
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This is something I see in many expat English teachers. The whole "Sensei" thing goes to their heads and they mistakenly assume that because people who want to learn English listen to them, they are therefore experts in all things. It also seems to be worse in direct relation to how little Japanese they speak. This guy, for example, probably knew ten words of Japanese despite living in Japan for just as many years.

– Some Poster in Japan, 馬鹿
– J.D.
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Some people
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some wag on the internet wrote:There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds, and those who don't.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ry/619227/
I Know the Secret to the Quiet Mind. I Wish I’d Never Learned It.
Of all the injuries we suffered, mine is the worst. My brain injury has shaken my confidence in my own personality, my own existence.

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An academical education has given you an unlimited command over the most beautiful figures of speech. Masks, hatchets, racks, and vipers, dance through your letters in all the mazes of metaphorical confusion. These are the gloomy companions of a disturbed imagination; the melancholy madness of poetry, without the inspiration.

– Junius
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"National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right."

– Schopenhauer
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"Oh, I can save money? How much is it gonna cost me to save this money?" --Dad
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How come no one told me this before?
some wag on the internet wrote:Arguing is usually a pretty poor way of dealing with disputes with anyone. An argument is no longer a discussion, it’s a contest where all participants are motivated to win rather than motivated to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.
Now I'll need to find a new hobby.
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It was all about who's got a bigger dick . . . Hollywood is full of the most miserable, unhappy people I've ever met, and I'm from the Balkans!

– Milcho Manchevski
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It’s a rare person, who was raised by parents, that told their child the truth
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Not too long. Less than 5 minutes.
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