|#9671||It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression|
when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman
|#9672|| "It's a summons."|
"What's a summons?"
"It means summon's in trouble."
-- Rocky and Bullwinkle
|#9673||It's getting uncommonly easy to kill people in large numbers, and the first|
thing a principle does -- if it really is a principle -- is to kill somebody.
-- Dorothy L. Sayers, "Gaudy Night"
|#9674||It's important that people know what you stand for.|
It's more important that they know what you won't stand for.
|#9675||It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how|
to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.
-- George Burns
|#9676||It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises|
the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.
-- Franklin P. Jones
|#9677|| Jacek, a Polish schoolboy, is told by his teacher that he has|
been chosen to carry the Polish flag in the May Day parade.
"Why me?" whines the boy. "Three years ago I carried the flag
when Brezhnev was the Secretary; then I carried the flag when it was
Andropov's turn, and again when Chernenko was in the Kremlin. Why is
it always me, teacher?"
"Because, Jacek, you have such golden hands," the teacher
-- being told in Poland, 1987
|#9678||Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy".|
Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses.
|#9679||Join the army, see the world, meet interesting, exciting people, and kill them.|
|#9680||Join the Navy; sail to far-off exotic lands, meet exciting interesting people,|
and kill them.
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