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« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2012, 10:08:59 AM »

"I would go freck myself, but I have standards."
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« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2012, 10:19:53 AM »

Since we're talking about that kind of thing, from a bumper sticker somewhere in Texas:

A gun-free America? Suck my Glock.
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« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2012, 11:21:46 AM »

A comment on Buddhist monks.  Not much different from the priesthood of other religions:--
Quote from: Irby, Augustus Henry: The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains
They live in sloth and idleness on the labours of an ignorant and superstitious population, in requital for
their maintenance and comfort performing such religious rites as their formulary directs, and repeating prayers.
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« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2012, 08:44:51 AM »

A description of part of the valley of cant:--
Quote from: John Russell: "Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds."
I did not stay long amongst these strange noises, which at different times have served as piety, but passing further into the valley, I found cant under another representation. I was surrounded by a vast multitude of faces, or appearances of faces, which hovered in the air without being allied to bodies, or any other visible support. These faces were employed in the different contortions and grimaces which have been thought acceptable to God by adherents of the several sects. I was not a little amused by the violent endeavours of these faces; I saw features let out to an immoderate length; eye-brows with wonderful skill conveyed to a place far remote from that where nature had settled them: and eyes most ingeniously put out of sight without the lids being shut. Some of these artists had great advantages from nature in uncommon gifts of ugliness, and others had by industry supplied their natural defects in that endowment.

By the way, this work will be coming soon to Project Gutenburg
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« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2012, 10:33:21 AM »

Quote from: William Stearns Davis, Life on a Mediaeval Barony
Once there was a holy man who could heal the sick. A young noblewoman suffered from grievous headaches. The miracle worker took one glance at her towering headpiece. "First," said he, "remove that scaffolding which surmounts your head. Then will I pray for you with great confidence." The sacrifice was too great, and she refused; yet erelong her anguish became unendurable and the holy man was recalled. He compelled her to cast away all her false hair and colored bands and swear never to resume them. Immediately then he began to pray--and, behold! her headache departed.
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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2013, 13:54:06 PM »

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            ~ Prince Philip

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« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2013, 06:39:31 AM »

"Hey, that's a handicapped parking space."
"That's OK. I'm psychotic."                        - Dirk the bounty hunter in Mr Monk and the Big Reward
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« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2013, 07:42:16 AM »

I listened to him chewing. It sounded like twelve rabbits fucking in the straw.  - Charles Bukowski
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« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2013, 09:55:39 AM »

I speak Esperanto like a native. - Spike Milligan

Why did you bring that book that I didn't want to be read to out of up for? - H.L. Mencken
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« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2013, 12:47:44 PM »

Quote from: Giordano Bruno 'De Vinculis in genere'
The laws of the wise do not forbid love, but irrational love; the sycophancies of the foolish prescribe, without reason, limits to reason, and condemn the law of nature; the most corrupt of them call it corrupt, because by it they are not raised above nature to become heroic spirits, but are depraved, contrary to nature and below all worth, to become brutes.
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« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2013, 11:12:03 AM »

Quote from: Greg Graffin
Countries with a high percentage of non-believers are among the freest, most stable, best-educated, and healthiest nations on earth. When nations are ranked according to a human-development index, which measures such factors as life expectancy, literacy rates, and educational attainment, the five highest-ranked countries — Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands — all have high degrees of non-belief. Of the fifty countries at the bottom of the index, all are intensely religious. The nations with the highest homicide rates tend to be more religious; those with the greatest levels of gender equality are the least religious. These associations say nothing about whether atheism leads to positive social indicators or the other way around. But the idea that atheists are somehow less moral, honest, or trustworthy has been disproven by study after study.

— Greg Graffin, American punk rocker, college professor, and author.

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« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2013, 14:45:15 PM »

[filling out an official form]

Q: How long has your family lived at the present address?

A: 697 years.                                          - Sir Thomas Ingilby, of Ripley Castle
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« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2013, 18:26:38 PM »

Quote from: Harper, Charles G., The Ingoldsby Country
His father, made rich by hops, was a
man of consideration at Canterbury, and filled an
Aldermanic chair with all the dignity that comes
of adipose tissue largely developed.
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« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2013, 03:15:30 AM »

I speak Esperanto like a native. - Spike Milligan

I wonder how many people will nowadays still get the joke. The most popular made-up language these days is Klingon. :-)

If you read the Fritz Deelman novels written by Leon Rousseau in the late 1950s, you'll hear quite a bit about Esperanto: in the futuristic world of the novels it is very widely spoken all over the world, so much so that members of the International Security Police like Deelman are required to know it.

But looks like the language more or less sunk like a brick. Instead we are stuck with something as illogical and awkward as English. Soon to be replaced by Mandarin. Oh, the horror.
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« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2013, 10:03:49 AM »

Possibly not very new, but first time I've seen it.
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