Tuesday, April 26, 2005

stupid quotes

"For most people, death comes at the end of their lives."
- GLR broadcaster, UK

"Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything."
- Ivana Trump, on finishing her first novel

"Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks."
- Sign in Men's clothing store

Stupid quotes via Daily Jive

Comments: stupid quotes

The necks one begs an accompanying picture...
Posted by Dick at April 27, 2005 08:23 AM

Yes. I wish I had time to search for a mid-century Hydra Man, a European lithograph or an old Ad or something.
Best I could do was find this aerial shot.
Posted by boynton at April 27, 2005 12:12 PM

"Beware Falling Rocks" used to always crack me up, driving down the south coast.
Posted by cs at April 27, 2005 11:36 PM

I saw "Cyclists Rock" on a rock around the Boulevard here.
(I think this had been changed from 'Suck' - but that made no geological sense anyway)
And bicycles do occasionally teeter around blind corners.
Posted by boynton at April 27, 2005 11:46 PM

I lean less toward smissintrepreted Board of Works signage and more towards to the meaningless faux-folky aphorism side of things here.

A sick yak leaves light tracks.
Remember! a shirt has a tail but cannot bark.
Ask not why your well is uncarbonated.
Do not stoop to tie your shoeslaces in your neighbour's melon patch.
But if I dialed the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
Everyone envies a tortoise in a hurry.
Posted by Nabakov at April 30, 2005 03:23 AM

Isn't there a song -
"If the phone don't ring, It's me"?

Might go nicely with number 5.

Don't know in which order, though.
Posted by boynton at April 30, 2005 04:57 PM

Great line Miss.

My fav quotes are from '68, but that's another topic.
Posted by cs at May 1, 2005 04:21 AM

Je suis marxiste tendance Groucho?

- or something from the comeback special?
Posted by boynton at May 2, 2005 12:54 PM

I think cs is nostalgic for those classic Situationist lines like:

Under the paving stones, the beach!
Chance must be systematically explored.
Boredom is always counterrevolutionary.
Everything disputable must be disputed.
It is forbidden to forbid.
Long live the ephemeral.
Free your ass and your mind will follow.
Posted by Nabakov at May 2, 2005 06:59 PM

They sound like more emergency lines for blog banter/flame skirmishes.

Or perhaps - match the situationist line with the blog...
(this one is forever ephemeral)
Posted by boynton at May 2, 2005 11:19 PM

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