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|#6007||The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them|
is a match.
-- Will Rogers
|#6008||The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be.|
Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in
automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
-- Art Buchwald
|#6009||The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all|
who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.
-- Benjamin Franklin.
|#6010|| The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on|
the subject of towels.
Most importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For
some reason, if a non-hitchhiker discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel
with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a
toothbrush, washcloth, flask, gnat spray, space suit, etc., etc. Furthermore,
the non-hitchhiker will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or
a dozen other items that he may have "lost". After all, any man who can
hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, struggle against terrible odds,
win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be
-- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
|#6011||The other day I... uh, no, that wasn't me.|
-- Steven Wright
|#6012|| "The pyramid is opening!"|
"The one with the ever-widening hole in it!"
-- Firesign Theater, "How Can You Be In Two Places At
Once When You're Not Anywhere At All"
|#6013|| The Three Major Kind of Tools|
* Tools for hittings things to make them loose or to tighten them up or
jar their many complex, sophisticated electrical parts in such a
manner that they function perfectly. (These are your hammers, maces,
bludgeons, and truncheons.)
* Tools that, if dropped properly, can penetrate your foot. (Awls)
* Tools that nobody should ever use because the potential danger is far
greater than the value of any project that could possibly result.
(Power saws, power drills, power staplers, any kind of tool that uses
any kind of power more advanced than flashlight batteries.)
-- Dave Barry, "The Taming of the Screw"
|#6014||There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take the bull|
by the tail and face the situation.
-- W.C. Fields
|#6015||There's no easy quick way out, we're gonna have to live through our|
whole lives, win, lose, or draw.
-- Walt Kelly
|#6016||There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is|
becoming an endangered synthetic.
-- Lily Tomlin
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