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ventboys
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November 10, 2018 12:08 pm  

No, not famous ones. Your own quotations. We'll judge them mercilessly, so don't get too self-indulgent.

My first submission:

"The cute little truth is a wallflower, ignored in the rush to bed all the voluptious lies."

Curmudgeon would be a great name for a newly discovered species of crab.


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Gary Fletcher
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November 10, 2018 12:55 pm  
Posted by: ventboys

No, not famous ones. Your own quotations. We'll judge them mercilessly, so don't get too self-indulgent.

My first submission:

"The cute little truth is a wallflower, ignored in the rush to bed all the voluptious lies."

Great idea. Nice line, too. (Picky, picky, you misspelled her name.) 😋 

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November 10, 2018 2:05 pm  

 

Great idea. Nice line, too. (Picky, picky, you misspelled her name.) 😋 

What name?

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Gary Fletcher
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November 10, 2018 7:23 pm  

My first contribution to this thread:

I am what I am
and I can't understand
what I ain't

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Gary Fletcher
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November 11, 2018 2:20 am  
Posted by: ventboys

 

Great idea. Nice line, too. (Picky, picky, you misspelled her name.) 😋 

What name?

You wrote, "The cute little truth is a wallflower, ignored in the rush to bed all the voluptious lies."

Well, I am imagining a lovely lady, a voluptuous lady. Not a voluptious lady. Heh, I actually misspelled it the same way you did in my first sentence. I had to go back and correct it. 🤨 

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November 11, 2018 7:59 am  

Oh wow, ok. I even knew the correct spelling, too. I am a good editor, but I'll never be a great one because I don't catch those sorts of subtle mistakes. 

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Gary Fletcher
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November 11, 2018 1:14 pm  

Here's a new one from me:

"The price of seeking attention is getting it."

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ventboys
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November 11, 2018 4:34 pm  

That's a good one. I'll think of another later.

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November 12, 2018 3:00 am  
Posted by: ventboys

That's a good one. I'll think of another later.

A couple of years from now we'll have enough for a book of original quotations. I think we could call it, "Famous in Fifty Years: Great Quotations You Haven't Heard Yet" 

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November 12, 2018 8:14 am  

Imagine combing through your own stuff, looking for good quotes. In the old days you had to be a book or newspaper writer to do that, because they were the only ones who built a body of work. 

These days, anyone can build one. I've got well over a million published words scattered around the internet, and close to a million right here on this blog. I wrote something like 400,000 words just on American Idol between 2007 and 2012 and my barstool baseball blog has something like 400 individual posts.

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November 12, 2018 11:16 am  

I got one:

"Trump supporters are the Uruk Hai of Assholville."

These are ring-wraiths, but it's the same book.

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November 12, 2018 11:32 am  
Posted by: ventboys

I got one:

"Trump supporters are the Uruk Hai of Assholville."

Heh. Made me look them up. I found this:

"Do you know how the Orcs first came to being? They were Elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. And now, perfected. My fighting Uruk-hai."—Saruman

So now I understand. 😉 

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November 12, 2018 4:10 pm  

"One thousand? Two thousand? What the hell's the difference?" he rhetorted.

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November 12, 2018 4:11 pm  

I can't tell if iceberg lettuce is the Lawrence Welk of lettuces, or if Lawrence Welk is the iceberg lettuce of musical tastes.

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November 12, 2018 4:22 pm  

I like iceberg lettuce. It's that weedy romaine garbage I can't stand. That's the worst, most unchewable garbage leaf fake food this side of actual seaweed.

Lawrence Welk ... I don't know what his stuff sounded like. Our dad liked to watch the show on Saturday nights, but only with the sound off. I think he liked the girls in the sweaters and poodle skirts.

As a musical taste, I suppose that would be ... I dunno, cabbage? It looks ok, but it smells bad and tastes even worse. It's only good raw, cut up and smothered in dressing and surrounded by raisins. 

Which, of course, was a great Rickey Skaggs song. "Don't get above your raisins, stay down to earth with me."

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