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    I loved all the Yogi Berra quotes, the guy is a legend.

    "Ninety percent of this game is half-mental."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMAG View Post
    I thought that was insanity
    Nope. Stupidity. Though that's a common mistake. Even someone genuinely insane would realistically have a moment of clarity before reaching #1,000 and therefore stop at one point in time.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    "Do unto others ... then run."

    "Always walk a mile in someone's shoes before judging them ... That way, you'll have their shoes and be be a mile away if you decide you can't stand them."

    "When you meet someone for the first time, expect them to lie, cheat, and screw you over eventually ... That way when they do, you won't get too stressed out about it. If they don't, then you get to enjoy a happy surprise!"
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Schlock Mercenary had some good ones:
    • The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy - no more, no less
    • Pillage, then burn
    • If violence wasn’t your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.
    • Everything is air-droppable at least once.
    • If you're not willing to shell your own position, you're not willing to win.
    • Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Take his fish away and tell him he's lucky just to be alive, and he'll figure out how to catch another one for you to take tomorrow.
    • If you’re leaving scorch-marks, you need a bigger gun.
    • That which does not kill you has made a tactical error.
    • If the damage you do is covered by a manufacturer's warranty, you didn't do enough damage.
    • There is no 'overkill.' There is only 'open fire' and 'time to reload.'
    • The world is richer when you turn enemies into friends, but that's not the same as you being richer.
    • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a big gun.
    • If you can see the whites of their eyes, somebody's done something wrong.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Here's one that you all mentioned already. My wife has had this on her white board for weeks.



    And the engineering perspective on the glass.

    Last edited by climberkid; 08-07-2013 at 05:47 AM.
    -Alex

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    This flow chart merely confirms earlier words to live by from the master Himself.

    One needs only two things in life;
    WD-40 to make things go,
    and Duct Tape to make them stop.

    ~Red Green
    Last edited by EZO; 08-07-2013 at 07:52 AM.

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    Of course there's:

    Spare the Duct Tape, Spoil the job.

    ~Red Green

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    Also:

    Duct tape is like the Force:
    light on one side,
    dark on the other,
    it holds the universe together,
    and if not handled properly, becomes a sticky mess.

    ~Red Green

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    Some good ones here, thanks folks.

    "Three people can keep a secret as long as two of them are dead."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    Also:

    Duct tape is like the Force:
    light on one side,
    dark on the other,
    it holds the universe together,
    and if not handled properly, becomes a sticky mess.

    ~Red Green
    Lol! That was a good one.

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    A boat is a hole in the water which you fill with money to keep afloat.

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    "Life is like a typical Fellini film. Much of the time, it makes no sense. Everyone else in it pretends to know what's going on. It's loaded with pretentiousness. And just when you finally think you know what it's all about ... it's over!" ~ Me
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    This flow chart merely confirms earlier words to live by from the master Himself.

    One needs only two things in life;
    WD-40 to make things go,
    and Duct Tape to make them stop.


    ~Red Green
    + a hammer and 9/16 wrench
    I don't have a flashlight problem, they all work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    A boat is a hole in the water which you fill with money to keep afloat.
    The two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day they buy followed closely by the day they sell it.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    you never know the answer until you face the question

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    Just because you don't know how to do something, doesn't nessacearly mean you can't do it. - Me

    Live and learn.

    ~ Chance
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Just because you don't know how to do something, doesn't nessacearly mean you can't do it. - Me

    Live and learn.

    ~ Chance
    Of the opposite:

    Just because you know how to do something, it doesn't necessarily mean you should

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    Never underestamate the stupidity of your fellow drivers.

    ~ Chance
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    "If it can happen, eventually it will happen".. just my own observation, and mostly applicable towards planning for what happens when things break, dealing with poor drivers, etc. This is probably an observation based on my life as a practicing engineer.

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    The grass is always greener over the septic tank.
    -- Erma Bombeck
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    "All that glitters, isn't gold."
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    "All that glitters, isn't gold."
    All that glisters is not gold;
    Often have you heard that told:
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold:
    Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
    Had you been as wise as bold,
    Young in limbs, in judgement old
    Your answer had not been inscroll'd
    Fare you well, your suit is cold.

    Bill Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice,

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    "Never take a laxative and a sleeping pill in the same night"

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    If she still has her clothes on, put another log on the fire.
    I don't have a flashlight problem, they all work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    All that glisters is not gold;
    Often have you heard that told:
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold:
    Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
    Had you been as wise as bold,
    Young in limbs, in judgement old
    Your answer had not been inscroll'd
    Fare you well, your suit is cold.

    Bill Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice,
    Thanks for the assist, Norm.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    It's bad luck to be superstitious.

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    I... have no opinion.
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    +

    an ounce of prevention
    saves other people money



    .
    Last edited by orbital; 08-10-2013 at 12:26 PM. Reason: reword

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    "When in doubt ... Google it!"
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    The right tool for every job makes every job expensive.


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    Money can't buy happiness, but it CAN buy L.E.D. throwers, and L.E.D. throwers make me happy.

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