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Speaking of old geezers, does anybody remember Major Hoople? Believe he lived in a boarding house and was very full oh himself. Use to go around muttering something like Haft Kaft?
--- Thanks for the posts.
Onelaneblktop: Major Hoople ? The name does seem familiar but I can't seem place it ( perhaps one of our other vistors ? ).
Anyone know about the "Fake Sam Sloan" scandal that engulfed the Polgars (and me).
--- Another item that we need help with ( visitors ? ).
For those of you who are into the world of high-finance we have an item from George Bernard Shaw: If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
cab: On a lighter note , Roseanne Barr said something similar about Cheerleaders. She was rejected by that fraternity for some reason, and in late life said: " If all,cheerleaders were laid end to end, it would not surprise me." Sour grapes perhaps, but a great quote.
Thanks for the post Kaynight. Yes I imagine that at the time when Roseanne was rejected it was quite a blow to her ego.
I personally find that playing Online Chess gives me an equal playing field when I play the young players. Don't have to worry about beating a clock and I can focus on tactics and strategy.
I don't know if Roseanne said it, cabby, but if she did, she was stealing from Dorothy Parker. Parker's line was a reference to the prom at Yale: "If all the girls attending it were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised." (If there's such a thing as a Dorothy Parker groupie, I am one...;-) )
Cdowis75: You make some good points.
--- Motherinlaw: I am shocked ! Someone in showbusiness stealing from somebody else ? ( mind you that was part of Milton Berle's act for years lol ). I also liked Henny Youngman a lot: " Take my wife --- Please ! "
"I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport."
"I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me."
""The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip."
"Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady 'Send one of my bags to New York, one to Los Angeles, and the other one to Miami.' She said 'We can't do that!' I said 'Why not? You did it last week!'
"God sneezed. I didn't know what to say to him."
"Getting on a plane, I told the ticket lady 'Send one of my bags to New York, one to Los Angeles, and other one to Miami.' She said 'We can't do that!' I said 'Why not? You did it last week!'
--- Thanks for the post Motherinlaw. Yes indeed, Henny was the King of the one- liners, now we are talking real comedy.
I recently found a good item from Douglas Adams: " A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of compete fools . " ( boy he was right on target there lol ).
Spot on cab, ever tried to get into a plaster when you are bleeding, or a pair of scissors hermetically sealed in plastic, when you need those scissors to get into them? I think designers are not what they used to be. Don't get me started on IKEA.
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