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Title: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2017, 06:02:33 PM
If one is to have a Happy New Year does one need something New in that Year....or just Happy?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2017, 06:18:06 PM
A new day is here. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.

- Ajahn Sumedho
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2017, 08:06:28 AM
"Moderation multiplies pleasures."

-Democritus (460-370 B.C.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 03, 2017, 04:44:50 AM
"Enough is as good as a feast."

-John Heywood (1497-1580)
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Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2017, 05:23:29 AM
"Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues."

-Joseph Hall (1574-1656)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2017, 05:26:52 AM
In a snowfall that covers the winter grass

   a white heron

      uses his own whiteness

         to disappear.

- Dōgen
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Aelin on January 04, 2017, 06:39:15 AM
:panic: A haiku in the beginning of the year?


"Moderation is the best thing."
    Cleobule of Lindos (island of Rhodes)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 04, 2017, 09:57:46 AM
If the mind was a lockbox...and you lost the key.....are you mindless then?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2017, 06:20:27 AM
"The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil."

-Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 06, 2017, 08:09:41 AM
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."
 
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Aelin on January 06, 2017, 10:33:38 AM
Turtle needs not to run to arrive to her aim.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 06, 2017, 10:52:44 AM
The future of "I give" is "I take."
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Avros on January 06, 2017, 05:03:58 PM

'To know the future, is to know your next move.'
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 07, 2017, 08:28:28 AM
A virgin forest is a forest where the hand of man has never set foot.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 07, 2017, 08:50:50 AM
The significance is hiding in the insignificant.

Appreciate everything.

- Eckhart Tolle
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 07, 2017, 08:51:42 AM
We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.

- William Hazlitt
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 09, 2017, 08:51:38 AM
No one in this world is pure and perfect. If you avoid people for their mistakes, you will be alone in this world. So judge less and love more.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 09, 2017, 09:33:45 PM
"There is a wilder solitude in winter
When every sense is pricked alive and keen."

-May Sarton, "The House in Winter" 1966
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 10, 2017, 05:21:43 AM
"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.  In spring, summer, and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."

-Ruth Stout, 1955
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 10, 2017, 05:49:23 PM
Some of the greater things in life are unseen; that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 10, 2017, 06:53:19 PM
:nanana:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 11, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2017, 05:45:52 AM
"In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner thing happens, the resurge of nature."

-Edna O'Brien, 1978
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2017, 05:46:11 AM
"The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn."

-Patricia Hampl, 1981
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2017, 05:46:54 AM
Patience is also a form of action.

- Auguste Rodin
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2017, 05:47:50 AM
How lucky we are,

when we're spared what

we think we want!

- Lionel Shriver
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 13, 2017, 05:40:26 AM
"Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1971
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 14, 2017, 10:54:19 AM
Take risks.  If you win you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 16, 2017, 06:31:49 AM
"What we seek we do not find - that would be too trim and tidy for so reckless and opulent a thing as life.  It is something else we find.

-Susan Glaspell, The Morning Is Near Us, 1939
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 16, 2017, 04:12:00 PM
Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the darn thing yourself.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2017, 05:10:47 AM
"We find what we search for - or, if we don't find it, we become it."

-Jessamyn West, Love Is Not What You Think, 1959
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2017, 05:11:50 AM
The greatest events are not our noisiest, but our stillest hours.

- Freidrich Nietzsche
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2017, 05:13:03 AM
When ego is lost, limit is lost.

You become infinite, kind, beautiful.

- Yogi Bhajan
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 17, 2017, 04:59:07 PM
Maybe yesterday was not
One of your favorites, but
Never forget that every
Day you wake up is an
Amazing gift and it’s up to
You to make it count.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 18, 2017, 05:20:45 AM
"When you stop looking for something, you see it right in front of you."

-Eleanor Coppola, Notes, 1979
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 18, 2017, 08:01:47 PM
Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 19, 2017, 05:49:51 AM
"Often the search proves more profitable than the goal."

-E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, 1967
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 19, 2017, 05:52:09 AM
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.

- Rumi
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 19, 2017, 05:01:04 PM
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees.

That'll do them in.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 20, 2017, 05:29:26 AM
"You never find yourself until you face the truth."

-Pearl Bailey
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 20, 2017, 05:31:06 AM
Three-fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.

- Gary Synder
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 21, 2017, 08:46:30 AM
The nicest thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2017, 10:00:47 AM
All paths are the same, leading nowhere.

    Therefore, pick a path with heart!

- Carlos Castaneda
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2017, 10:04:46 AM
In all ten directions of the universe, there is only one truth.

When we see clearly, the great teachings are all the same.

What can ever be lost?

What can be attained?

If we attain something, it was there from the beginning of time.

If we lose something, it is hiding somewhere near us.

- Ryōkan
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 23, 2017, 05:18:26 AM
"If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.  Nothing is denied to well-directed labor: nothing is to be obtained without it."

-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 23, 2017, 02:06:41 PM
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 24, 2017, 05:14:05 AM
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 24, 2017, 12:54:11 PM
When you're right, no one remembers.

When you're wrong, no one forgets.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 25, 2017, 05:28:55 AM
"The hope, and not the face, of advancement is the spur to industry."

-Henry Taylor (1800-1886)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 25, 2017, 12:14:50 PM
Some people hear voices.. Some see invisible people.. Others have no imagination whatsoever.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 26, 2017, 04:59:11 AM
"It is not enough to be industrious, so are the ants.  What are you industrious about?"

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 26, 2017, 03:49:54 PM
There are two enemies to every bill proposed in Congress, the fools who favor it and the lunatics who oppose it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 27, 2017, 05:16:35 AM
"There is no substitute for hard work."

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 27, 2017, 05:01:14 PM
Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 30, 2017, 05:39:57 AM
"The well-developed, well-integrated personality is the highest product of evolution, the fullest realization we know of in the universe."

-Julian Huxley (1887-1975)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on January 31, 2017, 05:00:06 AM
"Personality can never develop unless the individual chooses his own way, consciously and with moral deliberation."

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on January 31, 2017, 08:41:03 AM
Expect the people you love to be better. It helps them to become better. But don't get upset when they fail. It helps them keep trying.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 01, 2017, 05:40:09 AM
"Real increase of personality means consciousness of an enlargement that flows from inner sources."

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 01, 2017, 05:41:32 AM
Nothing is more real then nothing.

- Samuel Beckett
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 01, 2017, 08:23:38 AM
Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 02, 2017, 05:51:15 AM
"I hope that is the keystone of the arch of my teachings - allowing a place for every man's personality, idiosyncrasy."
 
-Walt Whitman
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 02, 2017, 10:52:53 AM
The probability of meeting someone you know increases greatly when you are out with someone you do not want to be seen with.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 02, 2017, 05:16:40 PM
Too right
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 03, 2017, 05:36:30 AM
"We do not accept ourselves for what we are, we retreat from our real selves, and then we erect a personality to bridge the gap."

-Susan Sontag, 1963
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 03, 2017, 01:00:46 PM
Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavour in the world, beating both vanilla and banana.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 05, 2017, 07:12:12 AM
Words, like glasses, blur everything that they do not make clear.

- Joseph Joubert
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Post by: Jherrith on February 05, 2017, 07:13:29 AM
The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway is that it's you, and that you're standing in the doorway.

- John Darnielle
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 05, 2017, 11:25:23 AM
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 05, 2017, 03:35:37 PM
Need more Rust-oleum
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 06, 2017, 05:20:22 AM
"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise."

-Goethe (1749-1832)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2017, 03:57:52 PM
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 06, 2017, 09:30:44 PM
Isn't that the truth
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 07, 2017, 04:50:49 AM
"The going is the goal."

-Horace Kallen, 1952
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 07, 2017, 04:52:03 AM
We all have two lives.

The second one begins when you realize you only have one.

- Confucius
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 07, 2017, 03:55:05 PM
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2017, 05:09:12 AM
We have noticed
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2017, 05:09:30 AM
"The final goal of human effort is man's self-transformation."

-Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2017, 05:09:51 AM
"If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.  Nothing is denied to well-directed labor: nothing is to be obtained without it."
 
-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2017, 05:49:43 AM
"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.  The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself."

-Anna Jameson, 1855
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2017, 05:51:16 AM
"Fair" is never an answer ...

But it is always a consideration.

- Hanya Yanagihara
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 10, 2017, 05:18:33 PM
Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2017, 06:38:58 PM
Hip hip :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 13, 2017, 05:12:54 AM
"How beautiful, how buoyant, and glad is morning!"

-L.E. Landon, 1933
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 13, 2017, 11:19:02 AM
Never refuse homemade brownies.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 13, 2017, 09:37:06 PM
Especially ones from old hippies :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2017, 05:53:05 AM
"The moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that absolutely anything may happen.  And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot.  The possibility is always there."

-Monica Baldwin, 1950
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 14, 2017, 08:47:31 AM
Especially ones from old hippies :thud:

 :toast:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 15, 2017, 05:09:06 AM
"I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day.  No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things."

-George Eliot, 1859
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 16, 2017, 12:43:27 PM
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 16, 2017, 07:08:53 PM
"Morning prospective: imagination.
Evening retrospective: memory."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 17, 2017, 05:42:52 AM
"It's completely usual for me to get up in the morning, take a look around, and laugh out loud."

-Barbara Kingsolver
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 17, 2017, 05:43:14 AM
:ummm:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 17, 2017, 11:53:33 AM
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 17, 2017, 06:35:25 PM
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Ever so right
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 19, 2017, 05:47:47 PM
There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 20, 2017, 05:24:01 AM
"We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 20, 2017, 05:24:15 AM
That is certainly true in my case
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 20, 2017, 03:11:33 PM
Yup
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 20, 2017, 03:19:57 PM
You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 21, 2017, 05:46:48 PM
When your over 60 your supply of brain cells are finally down to manageable size.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 21, 2017, 05:48:17 PM
"I can't write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me."

-Sir Walter Raleigh
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 22, 2017, 05:09:49 AM
 "We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves."

-William Styron
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 22, 2017, 03:45:20 PM
Advice from Children:  Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick. - Lauren, Age 9
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 23, 2017, 05:11:41 AM
 "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

-Helen Keller
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 23, 2017, 01:11:06 PM
It is only those who never do anything who never make mistakes.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 24, 2017, 04:04:02 AM
"To wish to act like angels while we are still in this world is nothing but folly."

-Saint Teresa of Avila
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 24, 2017, 12:46:53 PM
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 24, 2017, 06:03:41 PM
:shhhh: Okay then, where is this hill and when does one know when you are on top and looking over it
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on February 24, 2017, 06:53:19 PM
Believe me....Your body will let you know....and if it doesn't....the mind will :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 24, 2017, 07:32:49 PM
Aha
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 27, 2017, 04:59:41 AM
"Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.  Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more."

-Patrick Delany (1686-1768)
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Post by: thelufias on February 27, 2017, 05:11:54 PM
No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool,  you still can't walk on water.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on February 28, 2017, 05:20:11 PM
"Speech is silver, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine."

-German Proverb
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 01, 2017, 05:05:32 AM
"Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life."

-Seneca the Younger (5? B.C. - A.D. 65)
 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 01, 2017, 03:51:01 PM
Some people are like blisters. They don't show up until the work is done.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 02, 2017, 04:59:42 AM
"Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he."

-Publius Syrus (85-43 B.D.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 03, 2017, 04:41:28 AM
"Violence of the tongue is very real - sharper than any knife."

-Mother Teresa, 1983
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Post by: thelufias on March 03, 2017, 07:53:34 PM
People like criticism,  just keep it positive and flattering.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 04, 2017, 06:37:47 AM
I want to sing like the birds sing

   Not worrying about who hears or what they think.

- Rumi
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 04, 2017, 06:38:57 AM
I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.

- Friedrich Nietzsche
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 04, 2017, 06:39:40 AM
He who hates himself is not humble.

- E. M. Cioran
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 06, 2017, 05:29:57 AM
"Oh sleep!  It is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole!"

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 07, 2017, 05:44:47 AM
"Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."

-Thomas Dekker
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Post by: Jherrith on March 07, 2017, 05:46:35 AM
Screech owls moan in the yellowing Mulberry trees.

   Field mice scurry, preparing their holes for the winter.

Midnight we cross an old battlefield.

   The moonlight shines cold on white bones.

- Tu Fu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 07, 2017, 02:45:40 PM
I care not what others think of me.....I only care what I think of me.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 09, 2017, 05:25:04 AM
"Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind."

-William Golding
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Post by: Jherrith on March 09, 2017, 05:25:29 AM
"Of all the soft, delicious functions of nature this is the chiefest; what a happiness it is to man, when the anxieties and passions of the day are over."

-Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 09, 2017, 03:38:58 PM
Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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Post by: Avros on March 09, 2017, 06:05:50 PM
'If bitter words were the bread,
sour love was the spread,
falsehood was the garnish,
and love was pure rubbish,
we all would not flourish.'
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 10, 2017, 05:17:48 AM
"I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep."

-Harold Wilson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 10, 2017, 05:18:40 AM
Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

Indeed tis why I call them all "knot-heads"
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Post by: thelufias on March 10, 2017, 06:00:39 PM
More powerful than the will to win...is the courage to begin.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 13, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

-Richard Wagner
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Post by: Jherrith on March 13, 2017, 09:33:47 PM
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."

-Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 14, 2017, 04:05:56 AM
"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing."

-Phil Jackson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 14, 2017, 05:24:35 AM
In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia.

- Milan Kundera
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Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2017, 05:06:19 PM
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 15, 2017, 05:05:53 AM
"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

-Richard Wagner
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Post by: Jherrith on March 16, 2017, 05:38:36 AM
"O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!"

-Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1917
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Post by: Jherrith on March 16, 2017, 05:39:54 AM
I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal. 

- Groucho Marx
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 16, 2017, 03:55:10 PM
Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 17, 2017, 05:13:13 AM
"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow."

-Helen Keller, 1905
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 17, 2017, 05:20:04 AM
Of course the sunrise doesn't care if we watch it or not.

It will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look.

- Gene Amole
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 18, 2017, 07:52:20 AM
Whatever you think you are, that's not it.

- Adyashanti
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 18, 2017, 10:19:52 AM
I spend my days wondering how I'm going to spend my day.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 20, 2017, 04:53:00 AM
"To be tested is good.  The challenged life may be the best therapist."

-Gail Sheehy, 1986
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 20, 2017, 11:17:27 AM
Blaming the world for your problems does not solve them...seeking a solution does.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 21, 2017, 05:33:02 AM
The moon is a house

   in which the mind is master.

Look very closely:

   only impermanence lasts.

This floating world too, will pass.

- Ikkyū
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 21, 2017, 05:34:09 AM
"Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them."

-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 21, 2017, 07:23:03 PM
Don't worry about temptation....as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.
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Post by: Madbat on March 21, 2017, 07:37:55 PM
"This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes, or I do"


Oscar Wilde.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 21, 2017, 07:58:29 PM
LOL....Here I am looking around to see what Wallpaper in the site had you so agitated...and then I saw who the quote was by :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Madbat on March 21, 2017, 09:54:59 PM
LOL....Here I am looking around to see what Wallpaper in the site had you so agitated...and then I saw who the quote was by :thud:


Heh heh heh.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 22, 2017, 04:58:59 AM
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

-Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 22, 2017, 04:59:57 AM
I'm ..... having one of those honeyed afternoons when I don't know who I am.

- Catie Rosemurgy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 22, 2017, 05:00:36 AM
I'm ..... having one of those honeyed afternoons when I don't know who I am.

- Catie Rosemurgy

I wish, it would be so much nicer then this grumpier than thou  scenario
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 22, 2017, 12:25:52 PM
LOL....Grumpy is a state of mind.  I lost mine so I hardly ever get Grumpy  :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 22, 2017, 01:10:42 PM
A good friend is cheaper than therapy.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 22, 2017, 05:01:45 PM
LOL....Grumpy is a state of mind.  I lost mine so I hardly ever get Grumpy  :java:

We only exhibit these signs when ye ole leprechaun in charge, thinks everything only takes 30 minutes.
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Post by: Madbat on March 22, 2017, 06:10:27 PM
Grumpy is an artform.
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Post by: Jherrith on March 22, 2017, 06:24:18 PM
Agreed and it is a delicate balance to achieve
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Madbat on March 22, 2017, 06:30:06 PM
"I'm doing the fishstick. It's a very delicate state of mind!"
Sheogorath.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 23, 2017, 05:16:38 AM
"When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it."

-Margaret Chase Smith, 1964
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 24, 2017, 05:30:50 AM
"The fruit that can fall without shaking,
Indeed is too mellow for me."

-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1803
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 27, 2017, 05:46:35 AM
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice."

-George Eliot, 1874
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 27, 2017, 02:24:30 PM
I can't wait for my mind to come back.    It has taken a vacation without me.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 28, 2017, 05:03:27 AM
"Choice is the essence of what I believe it is to be human."

-Liv Ullmann, 1984
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 28, 2017, 04:00:42 PM
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on March 28, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 29, 2017, 05:17:38 AM
"To choose is also to begin."

-Starhawk, 1982
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 29, 2017, 05:18:48 AM
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.

Almost sounds like the day job ... since my skills are utilized in maintaining or adding to the public safety communications system and that indirectly helps others daily ...
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Post by: thelufias on March 29, 2017, 11:35:06 AM
You were the first to pop in my mind when this went up...... :thumb_up:
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Post by: thelufias on March 29, 2017, 11:42:29 AM
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 30, 2017, 05:11:17 AM
"God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 30, 2017, 05:12:17 AM
You were the first to pop in my mind when this went up...... :thumb_up:

Quoted it in class last night to see if anyone else would get it and sad to say the amount of brain activity wouldn't have been enough to light a match.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on March 31, 2017, 05:45:50 AM
"Guess if you can, choose if you dare."

-Pierre Corneille
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Post by: thelufias on March 31, 2017, 11:24:52 AM
It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Madbat on March 31, 2017, 04:18:21 PM
"Better tea bag, better tea."


Tetley Tea Elf.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 01, 2017, 02:41:49 PM
Follow your heart but take your brain with you.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 01, 2017, 02:43:58 PM
Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

Wish I would have done that in the past for reasons I shall not bore all here with ...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 03, 2017, 05:13:26 AM
"We make ourselves up as we go."
 
-Kate Green, 1983
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Post by: thelufias on April 03, 2017, 10:30:40 AM
When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 04, 2017, 05:29:00 AM
"Can't nothin' make your life work if you ain't the architect."
 
-Terry McMillan, 1989
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 05, 2017, 05:23:15 AM
"We are not born all at once, but by bits.  The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.  Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth."
 
-Mary Antin, 1912
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 06, 2017, 05:42:27 AM
"Human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion. If they do not get it one way, they must another, or perish."
 
-Margaret Fuller, 1845
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 07, 2017, 05:47:55 AM
"A watermelon that breaks open by itself tastes better than one cut with a knife."
 
-Hualing Nieh, 1981
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 07, 2017, 09:02:21 AM
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 09, 2017, 08:15:46 AM
Doubt everything.

Find your own light.

- The Buddha
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Post by: Jherrith on April 09, 2017, 08:17:24 AM
I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.

- Vincent Van Gogh
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 10, 2017, 05:24:19 AM
"Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe."
 
-Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, attributed
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 10, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 11, 2017, 05:20:04 AM
I like this one:

"A man said to the universe:
"Sir, I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

-Stephen Crane
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 11, 2017, 05:57:54 AM
Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?

- Sigmund Freud
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 11, 2017, 05:20:20 PM
The mystery has at last been solved:


Ever wondered what happens to those socks you lose in the dryer?

They turn into Tupperware lids to containers you don't have ....

 :shiv3:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 12, 2017, 04:58:08 AM
"Always think of the universe as one living organism, with a single substance and a single soul."

-Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 12, 2017, 04:37:33 PM
I once knew someone who thought Cheerios were Doughnut seeds.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 13, 2017, 05:30:20 AM
"The universe is represented in an atom, in a moment of time."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 14, 2017, 05:36:04 AM
"Gazing up at the stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe."

-Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 14, 2017, 06:39:33 PM
"Lost In Space" Sometimes refers to some that have nothing between their ears....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 14, 2017, 06:52:47 PM
"Lost In Space" Sometimes refers to some that have nothing between their ears....

Too right
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 14, 2017, 06:57:20 PM
 :yes: :thumb_up:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 17, 2017, 05:36:47 AM
"Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right."
 
-Marian Wright Edelman, 1987
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 17, 2017, 11:59:18 AM
I'm thinking about getting a dog and naming it "5 Miles" so I can tell people I walk 5 miles every day.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 18, 2017, 05:34:18 AM
"People fail forward to success."
 
-Mary Kay Ash, 1984
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 19, 2017, 04:53:58 AM
"Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity."
 
-Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1875
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 19, 2017, 03:40:33 PM
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 20, 2017, 03:50:28 PM
"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down."
 
-Mary Pickford, (in Reader's Digest, 1979)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 21, 2017, 05:09:22 AM
"To think of losing is to lose already."
 
-Sylvia Townsend Warner, 1951
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 21, 2017, 11:21:05 AM
I once ran for office but being King of Kindergarten was not part of the schools curriculum.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 22, 2017, 02:27:44 PM
“Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.”

— Brian Dyson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 24, 2017, 05:08:31 AM
"'Tis very certain the desire for life
Prolongs it."
 
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 25, 2017, 04:41:40 AM
"If there is one single secret to long life, that secret is moderation."
 
-George Gallup (1901-1984)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 26, 2017, 04:56:15 AM
"Katharine: A light heart lives long."
 
-William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Love's Labour's Lost, 1594
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 26, 2017, 10:08:24 AM
Sometimes, when you make the most out of what you have, it turns out being a lot more than you ever imagined.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 26, 2017, 10:10:34 AM
Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 27, 2017, 05:25:30 AM
How odd Kianna is one of the kindest and most loving of persons yet thou and others, continue to deny her based on how she looks ... sounds like a contradiction :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 27, 2017, 05:25:37 AM
"What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years."
 
-Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 27, 2017, 12:26:28 PM
How odd Kianna is one of the kindest and most loving of persons yet thou and others, continue to deny her based on how she looks ... sounds like a contradiction :tearlaugh:

Actually it sounds like a bad judge of character on your part :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2017, 05:00:35 AM
"The brain is the organ of longevity."
 
-George Alban Sacher (1917- 1981)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2017, 05:01:58 AM
Actually it sounds like a bad judge of character on your part :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

Not really you stated that kindness makes one a beautiful person regardless of looks. Kianna is a kind and gentle soul so therefore she is beautiful :nanana:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2017, 05:02:22 AM
"The instruments of power - arms, gold, machines, magical or technical secrets - always exist independently of him who disposes of them, and can be taken up by others.  Consequently all power is unstable."
 
-Simone Weil (1934)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on April 28, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 29, 2017, 06:49:30 AM
Above all. be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature.

- Sogyal Rinpoche
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on April 29, 2017, 06:50:35 AM
You don't have to be equal, you don't have to be better, you don't have to be worse. You can just be at peace.

- Gil Fronsdal
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 10, 2017, 05:01:44 AM
"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."
 
-Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 10, 2017, 04:35:35 PM
Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 11, 2017, 05:22:51 AM
"When you look up from your typewriter, look at the trees, not the calendar."
 
-Mary Virginia Micka, The Cazenovia Journal (1990)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 12, 2017, 10:16:35 AM
Someday, everything will make a perfect sense so for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 15, 2017, 04:58:43 AM
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.

- Alan Watts
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 15, 2017, 04:59:47 AM
The darkness shall be the light,

     and the stillness the dancing.

- T. S. Eliot
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 15, 2017, 05:00:17 AM
"You may have heard people repeat what I have said, 'Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.'  Yes, sir, it's mostly hard work."
 
-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 15, 2017, 10:41:13 AM
When you give your time to someone, and they don't appreciate it, send them a bill.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 16, 2017, 05:30:51 AM
"The sum total of excellence is good sense and method.  When these have passed into the instinctive readiness of habit, when the wheel revolves so rapidly that we cannot see it revolve at all, then we call the combination genius."
 
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 18, 2017, 05:14:14 AM
"When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it."
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 18, 2017, 05:14:35 AM
"Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."
 
-William James (1842-1910)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2017, 10:17:22 AM
"Does it not appear to you that versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius - versatility and playfulness?  In my mind they are both essential."
 
-Mary Russell Mitford, 1813
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 19, 2017, 12:01:51 PM
Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2017, 05:02:21 PM
Tact = the ability to tell someone to go to hell and they actually look forward to the trip
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 19, 2017, 05:17:46 PM
Most folks don't have that much Tact LOLOL
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2017, 05:43:07 PM
Valid point
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on May 20, 2017, 11:54:17 AM
Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.

- Hermann Hesse
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on May 21, 2017, 04:27:39 PM
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
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Post by: Jherrith on May 22, 2017, 05:10:18 AM
"Never regret.  If it's good, it's wonderful.  If it's bad, it's experience."
 
-Victoria Holt, The Black Opal, 1993
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Post by: thelufias on May 22, 2017, 01:06:55 PM
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
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Post by: Jherrith on May 23, 2017, 05:15:21 AM
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
 
-Christopher Crowfield, Little Foxes, 1865
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Post by: thelufias on May 23, 2017, 11:55:02 AM
Common sense is like deodorant, those who need it the most never use it.
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Post by: Jherrith on May 24, 2017, 04:34:44 AM
"Regrets are as personal as fingerprints."
 
-Margaret Culkin Banning, 1958
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Post by: Jherrith on May 25, 2017, 05:20:53 AM
"The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I regret anything it is very likely to be my good behavior.  What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?"
 
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2017, 05:08:37 AM
"Repeated polls over the years have found people's biggest lifetime regret is not getting enough education or not taking it seriously enough."
 
-Malcolm Ritter "What We Come to Regret," San Francisco Chronicle, 1993
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Post by: thelufias on May 27, 2017, 10:11:53 AM
Bad News: You're not going to fit in with everyone. Good News: The great ones never do.
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Post by: Jherrith on May 27, 2017, 11:31:36 AM
Well, that explains why I walk alone so damn often.

:iminnocent:
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Post by: thelufias on May 27, 2017, 11:37:00 AM
Me too  :tearlaugh:
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Post by: Jherrith on May 29, 2017, 03:10:44 PM
"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying."
 
-Joan of Arc
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Post by: thelufias on May 29, 2017, 03:24:45 PM
Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
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Post by: Jherrith on May 30, 2017, 05:07:00 AM
"Through kindness, you can change your fate."
 
-Nguyen T. Nguyen (1992)
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Post by: Jherrith on May 30, 2017, 09:18:55 AM
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

- Eckhart Tolle
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Post by: Jherrith on May 31, 2017, 04:49:20 AM
"Every human being is the artificer of his own fate - Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves.  They spring from seeds which we have sown."
 
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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Post by: thelufias on May 31, 2017, 10:58:47 AM
People are living longer now, they have to - who can afford to die?
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Post by: Jherrith on May 31, 2017, 04:13:36 PM
People are living longer now, they have to - who can afford to die?

The ass hats that cut you off getting on an expressway, I swear the coat of paint on the truck is barely thicker then the margin he passed me with, frelling ass hat :rat-atat:
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Post by: thelufias on May 31, 2017, 04:19:12 PM
And being that it's in Florida...It's probably a 99 year old that can't see past the steering wheel :tearlaugh:
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Post by: Jherrith on May 31, 2017, 04:23:10 PM
No it was some young ass punk who thought he was to "impotent" to get in line and wait his turn ... wish I would have got his license plate I would have reported him for reckless driving just to make his life miserable, since I was on my way to the Winter Garden Police Dispatch center :iminnocent:
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Post by: thelufias on May 31, 2017, 04:24:54 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:  I can see it now.... "HI....I'm here to work on your system...but I need you to make an arrest first." 
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Post by: Jherrith on May 31, 2017, 04:27:34 PM
:heeheehee:  I would never abuse my work connections  :iminnocent:
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Post by: thelufias on May 31, 2017, 04:31:28 PM
Riiiiiiight......   :pervy:
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Post by: Jherrith on June 01, 2017, 05:07:51 AM
"Fate keeps on happening."
 
-Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925)
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Post by: thelufias on June 01, 2017, 12:17:34 PM
Seeing a spider in my room isn't scary. It's scary when it disappears.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 01, 2017, 07:43:51 PM
Too right
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Post by: Jherrith on June 01, 2017, 07:51:51 PM
Clouds come from time to time  __________

   and bring a chance to rest

      from looking at the moon.

- Bashō
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Post by: Jherrith on June 02, 2017, 05:17:29 AM
"If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good."
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Post by: thelufias on June 03, 2017, 02:21:41 PM
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 05, 2017, 07:21:39 PM
"Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told."
 
-Carolyn Heilbrun (1988)
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Post by: Jherrith on June 06, 2017, 05:05:58 AM
"The instruments of power - arms, gold, machines, magical or technical secrets - always exist independently of him who disposes of them, and can be taken up by others.  Consequently all power is unstable."
 
-Simone Weil (1934)
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Post by: Jherrith on June 07, 2017, 05:14:01 AM
"The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction."
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Post by: thelufias on June 07, 2017, 09:48:41 AM
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 07, 2017, 04:05:41 PM
Too right
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Post by: Jherrith on June 08, 2017, 05:17:33 AM
"Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it."
 
-Anne O'Hare McCormick (1882?-1954)
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Post by: thelufias on June 08, 2017, 03:35:31 PM
Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 09, 2017, 05:22:11 AM
"He is most powerful who has power over himself."
 
-Seneca the Younger (5?B.C. - A.D. 65)
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Post by: thelufias on June 09, 2017, 12:56:07 PM
The best answer to anger is silence.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 09, 2017, 06:39:28 PM
Too right , guess that explains me still being single
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Post by: thelufias on June 10, 2017, 08:15:43 AM
 :shh2:  :tearlaugh:
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Post by: thelufias on June 10, 2017, 11:56:13 AM
We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 13, 2017, 04:59:44 AM
"Why is it that you can sometimes feel the reality of people more keenly through a letter than face to face?"
 
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1971
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Post by: Jherrith on June 13, 2017, 05:00:03 AM
"Our correspondences have wings - paper birds that fly from my house to yours - flocks of ideas crisscrossing the country."
 
-Terry Tempest Williams, 1991
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Post by: thelufias on June 13, 2017, 03:14:28 PM
Dear Lord...
Please put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 14, 2017, 05:13:50 AM
"There's no finer caress than a love letter, because it makes the world very small, and the writer and reader, the only rulers."
 
-Cecelia Capuzzi, 1987
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Post by: Jherrith on June 15, 2017, 05:29:11 AM
"Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity."
 
-Agnes Repplier, 1926
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Post by: Jherrith on June 15, 2017, 05:30:06 AM
Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.

- Kahlil Gibran
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Post by: thelufias on June 15, 2017, 11:53:27 AM
If you can put a book down willingly, it's not worth picking back up.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 16, 2017, 05:21:10 AM
"I am much fonder of receiving letters, than writing them: but I believe this is no very uncommon case."

-Mary Lamb, 1802
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Post by: Jherrith on June 16, 2017, 05:22:07 AM
If you can put a book down willingly, it's not worth picking back up.
Must be fortunate as that has not happened yet and considering the number of volumes in the library that is indeed saying something
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Post by: thelufias on June 19, 2017, 01:28:23 PM
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
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Post by: Jherrith on June 19, 2017, 03:49:56 PM
:ummm: That is where all the work is at :ummm:
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Post by: Jherrith on June 19, 2017, 03:50:04 PM
"You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits and suffer contradiction."

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms (1893)
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Post by: Jherrith on June 20, 2017, 05:30:55 AM
"Age doesn't protect you from love.  But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

-Jeanne Moreau, in John Robert Columbo, Popcorn in Paradise (1979)
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Post by: thelufias on June 20, 2017, 12:42:09 PM
Enjoy life, this is not a rehearsal.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 21, 2017, 04:47:28 AM
"I never feel age.  If you have creative work, you don't have age or time."

-Louise Nevelson (1980)
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Post by: thelufias on June 21, 2017, 03:50:04 PM
It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 22, 2017, 07:01:24 PM
"The fact was I didn't want to look my age, but I didn't want to act the age I wanted to look either.  I also wanted to grow old enough to understand that sentence."

-Erma Bombeck, 1979
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Post by: thelufias on June 23, 2017, 12:45:40 PM
WARNING~Keyboard Not Attached. Press F10 to Continue.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 24, 2017, 07:28:09 PM
"Years do not always make age."

-George Sand, The Haunted Pool (1851)
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Post by: thelufias on June 25, 2017, 10:30:26 AM
When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 25, 2017, 01:02:13 PM
Yes, we have noticed that
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Post by: Jherrith on June 26, 2017, 05:37:02 AM
"To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it."

-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
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Post by: Jherrith on June 26, 2017, 05:14:03 PM
Let go, or be dragged.

- Zen Proverb
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Post by: thelufias on June 26, 2017, 05:24:10 PM
The Hands and Mouth both agreed that when it comes to chocolate...the brain is not needed.
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Post by: sidherose on June 26, 2017, 08:14:04 PM
:thumb_up:  Absolutely true!
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Post by: Jherrith on June 27, 2017, 03:15:26 PM
"Philosophy is the product of wonder."

-A.N. Whitehead (1861-1947)
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Post by: thelufias on June 27, 2017, 06:05:23 PM
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 28, 2017, 04:58:10 AM
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
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Post by: thelufias on June 28, 2017, 11:48:58 AM

Humor is reason gone mad
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Post by: Jherrith on June 29, 2017, 05:20:07 AM
"As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy.  Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation - or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind's wings should have grown."

-Ayn Rand, 1982
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Post by: thelufias on June 29, 2017, 01:33:00 PM
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 29, 2017, 04:39:34 PM
Too right
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Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2017, 05:25:35 AM
"I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts.  I hold that one must be eaten and the other paid.  Those are my only prejudices."

-George Eliot, 1857
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Post by: thelufias on June 30, 2017, 11:07:28 AM
The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.
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Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2017, 05:41:09 PM
Second the notion
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Post by: heddheld on July 01, 2017, 04:57:52 AM

only woman you should put on a pedestal is your MUM


is the only one you can forgive if she falls off ;-)
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Post by: Jherrith on July 01, 2017, 06:59:26 AM
only woman you should put on a pedestal is your MUM


is the only one you can forgive if she falls off ;-)

Definitely agree with that
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Post by: Radkres on July 02, 2017, 04:06:53 PM
“There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.”

Frank B. Kellogg

There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history.

Frank B. Kellogg

 :0704-5:
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Post by: thelufias on July 03, 2017, 11:30:53 AM
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin
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Post by: Jherrith on July 03, 2017, 06:16:12 PM
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."

-Marie Curie (1867-1934)
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Post by: Jherrith on July 04, 2017, 05:33:02 AM
"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."

-John Dewey (1859-1952)
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Post by: thelufias on July 04, 2017, 12:27:31 PM
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination.

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Post by: Jherrith on July 04, 2017, 12:35:47 PM
AMEN
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Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2017, 05:18:12 AM
"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second.  When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.  That's relativity."

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Post by: thelufias on July 05, 2017, 12:33:52 PM
Find arms that will hold you at your weakest times, eyes that will see your beauty at your ugliest times, and a heart that will love you at your worst.
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Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2017, 06:55:50 PM
So why then dost thou always run from Kianna, she does all of that and more for you each and every day.
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Post by: Jherrith on July 06, 2017, 04:53:34 AM
"Science is not to be regarded merely as a storehouse of facts to be used for material purposes, but as one of the great human endeavors to be ranked with arts and religion as the guide and expression of man's fearless quest for truth."

-Richard Arman Gregory (1864-1952)
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Post by: thelufias on July 06, 2017, 10:53:25 AM
Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad.
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Post by: heddheld on July 07, 2017, 09:28:16 AM

https://youtu.be/TdsUY7rNStI


'nough said

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Post by: thelufias on July 07, 2017, 11:34:09 AM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:   Yup....nuff said and then some...
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Post by: thelufias on July 07, 2017, 11:35:44 AM
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, someone will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
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Post by: heddheld on July 07, 2017, 11:41:36 AM

or in maths
the temp of the coffee is inversely proportional to the time the work will take
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Post by: thelufias on July 07, 2017, 11:45:48 AM
:tearlaugh:   Indeed...either way one will end up with cold  :java:
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Post by: heddheld on July 07, 2017, 12:05:53 PM

screw it
start with iced coffee an destroy the myths  :(ROFLMAO:
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Post by: thelufias on July 07, 2017, 02:36:48 PM
I use what's left in the third pot of coffee for Iced Coffee at night  :tearlaugh:
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Post by: Jherrith on July 07, 2017, 05:39:12 PM
"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

-Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
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Post by: thelufias on July 08, 2017, 12:49:18 PM
I miss the days when you could just push someone in the swimming pool without worrying about their cell phone.
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 12:53:05 PM
If one is at the pool they should not have a damn phone in their hand to start with, otherwise why are they even at the pool


just saying
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Post by: thelufias on July 08, 2017, 01:25:15 PM
LOL....It's that CS thing folks lack......
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 01:32:06 PM
Common sense, if it was common all would have it, right ... so what the hell ..... :thud:
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 01:35:31 PM
LOL....It's that CS thing folks lack......


Seriously I go to a :waveass: place that has several pools and I have yet to see anyone stupid enough to take a phone anywhere near the water
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Post by: thelufias on July 08, 2017, 01:41:40 PM
Can't convince a kid it's not the thing to do....they know everything :tearlaugh:

I call it payback for parents that are stupid enough to get their kids cell phones in the first place.....
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 01:46:27 PM
Too right
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Post by: heddheld on July 08, 2017, 02:26:55 PM

pushin someone in the pool is only fun if THEY cant swim !!


just sayin
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Post by: thelufias on July 08, 2017, 02:28:44 PM
Agreed...they're the best ones to get good comic relief from....
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 02:31:39 PM
Agreed...they're the best ones to get good comic relief from....
As long as it is women I am good with it ...


              mainly because I can barely swim
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Post by: Jherrith on July 08, 2017, 08:16:42 PM
You are nothing more then a rubber ducky floating in a sea of temptation

- Haruna "Is this a Zombie of the Dead"
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Post by: thelufias on July 09, 2017, 06:30:10 PM
What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck.
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Post by: Jherrith on July 09, 2017, 06:32:39 PM
Your ass is like an onion ... it brings tears to my eyes

- Haruna - "Is this a Zombie of the Dead"
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Post by: thelufias on July 09, 2017, 06:44:23 PM
Tears of Joy or Tears of UGH.....
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Post by: Jherrith on July 09, 2017, 06:56:17 PM
Tears of Joy or Tears of UGH.....

Depends on whose ass you were examining in great :pervy: detail

:iminnocent:
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Post by: thelufias on July 09, 2017, 07:19:32 PM
Uh huh.....if that's the case I guess I'll go peel real onions :tearlaugh:
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Post by: Jherrith on July 09, 2017, 07:26:08 PM
:o_go_on:

It could not be that bad
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Post by: Radkres on July 09, 2017, 08:51:50 PM
O.o You guys ever find the Banner I Made for Baal?
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Post by: Jherrith on July 10, 2017, 05:10:44 AM
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself."

-Erich Fromm (1900-1980)
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Post by: heddheld on July 10, 2017, 11:00:34 AM

mess with ur heads a little ........heres a Yorkshire one (ps not only in tykeland )


ne'er cast a clout till may is owt


those of you in hotter places may ignore this ;-)
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Post by: thelufias on July 10, 2017, 11:53:24 AM
O.o You guys ever find the Banner I Made for Baal?

Just got in here so nope...but I see "J" sent a PM to you .... is that what your looking for?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 10, 2017, 11:54:49 AM
mess with ur heads a little ........heres a Yorkshire one (ps not only in tykeland )


ne'er cast a clout till may is owt


those of you in hotter places may ignore this ;-)

Yup...my head is messed up now....Thank you..... :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 12, 2017, 05:28:30 AM
"Birth may be a matter of a moment.  But it is a unique one."

-Frederick Leboyer
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 12, 2017, 05:28:49 AM
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting."

-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 12, 2017, 02:50:29 PM
It may look like I'm doing nothing, but in my head I'm quite busy.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 12, 2017, 04:37:10 PM
Me three
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 13, 2017, 05:10:12 AM
"I have learned to judge of men by their own deeds, and not to make the accident of birth the standard of their merit."

- Sarah J. Hale (1790-1879)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 13, 2017, 12:26:29 PM
I would like to apologize to anyone whom I haven't offended yet. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 14, 2017, 05:09:47 AM
"I was so surprised at being born that I didn't speak for a year and a half."

-Gracie Allen (1932)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 14, 2017, 05:10:27 AM
I would like to apologize to anyone whom I haven't offended yet. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.

The sad thing about that is the list keeps getting longer
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 14, 2017, 10:51:29 AM
Indeed it does :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 17, 2017, 05:30:48 AM
"We can't take any credit for our talents.  It's how we use them that counts."

-Madeleine L'Engle (1962)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 17, 2017, 04:39:01 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERTY (aka Linda).....

(http://thefantasiescastle.com/storage-shed/Gif-Storage-Locker/Dans%20Gifs%202017/Lindas%20Birthday%202017.jpg)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on July 17, 2017, 05:55:24 PM
That's sweet :peek:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 17, 2017, 06:01:08 PM
Thank you...I hunted most of the morning till I found one that family and I can all relate to....My mind was to far gone to come up with one of my own  :OMFG:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on July 17, 2017, 07:04:52 PM
Yes, it's a bit hard to be eloquent when all you want to do is cry and say "I miss you so much!"

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 18, 2017, 05:04:06 AM
"Talent is like electricity.  Electricity makes no judgment.  You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it.  Electricity will do all that.  It makes no judgment.  I think talent is like that.  I believe every person is born with talent."

-Maya Angelou, 1983
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 19, 2017, 07:41:56 AM
"Patience is an integral part of talent."

-Vicki Baum, 1964
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 19, 2017, 11:13:40 AM
A bikini is like a barbed wire fence. It protects the property without obstructing the view.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on July 19, 2017, 12:36:04 PM

lol I love that bikini one


I've spent too many years on nudist beaches
but a girl in a bikini gets more stares then the 100 nekid girls all around her


do love lots of the quotes but I have a feeling someone got a book of quotes as a buffday or chrimbo prezzie  :shh2:


best one I know is a lecturer at uni ..........he told us to not bother learning it cos it will all be wrong next year
he got the time scale wrong but he was right .......the more you learn the less you know
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 19, 2017, 12:41:41 PM
I do a lot of hunting and seeking for the quotes.....Don't like to get to serious all the time so I make an effort to find inane ones....keeps the humor flowing....and every now and then...as "J" well knows....I'll make up a zinger of my own  :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

But I agree....I'd much rather see a slightly clad lass than one totally in the buff....takes all the surprise out of it......
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 19, 2017, 05:32:21 PM
I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.

- Elizabeth Gilbert
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 20, 2017, 05:32:20 AM
"The only thing that happens overnight is recognition.  Not talent."

-Carol Haney, 1957
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 20, 2017, 07:50:00 AM
Dear LOL, thank you for being there for me all those times I never had something else to say.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 20, 2017, 05:05:07 PM
There is absolutely no excuse for the way I am about to act.

- :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 21, 2017, 05:03:54 AM
"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."

-Goethe (1749-1832)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 21, 2017, 10:22:15 AM
I don't know how to act my age because I've never been this old before.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 25, 2017, 05:16:07 AM
"Self-trust, we know, is the first secret of success."

-Lady Wilde (1891)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 25, 2017, 05:16:27 AM
"Trust one who has gone through it."

-Virgil (70-19 B.C.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 26, 2017, 11:43:21 AM
My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything I forgot to do.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 26, 2017, 05:45:42 PM
"Trust, which is a virtue, is also a habit, like prayer.  It requires exercise.  And just as no one can run five miles a day and cede the cardiovascular effects to someone else, no one can trust for us."

-Sue Halpern (1993)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 27, 2017, 09:51:36 AM
"Those who trust us, educate us."

-George Eliot, 1874
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 27, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Yesterday I did nothing and today I'm finishing what I did yesterday.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 28, 2017, 06:01:24 AM
"The soul and spirit that animates and keeps up society is mutual trust."

-Robert South (1634-1716)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 28, 2017, 10:57:22 AM
There's life without Facebook and Internet? Really? Send me the link.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 29, 2017, 10:35:01 AM
The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.

- Thích Nhẩt Hạnh
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 29, 2017, 10:35:36 AM
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.

- Mitch Album
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on July 30, 2017, 09:15:55 AM

“Science doesn’t have all the answers. Ignorance does”
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 30, 2017, 12:08:03 PM
Lead us not into temptation ... who am I kidding, follow me I know a shortcut
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 30, 2017, 04:42:57 PM
I wonder how police on bikes arrest people. "You're Under Arrest, get in the basket."
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on July 31, 2017, 01:29:07 AM
"Non-smokers die healthier"


... and one of the best from my favorite superstar:

“Age is an issue of mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”  (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on July 31, 2017, 05:19:43 AM
"What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 31, 2017, 12:02:37 PM
Paper cut: A tree's final moment of revenge.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on July 31, 2017, 02:42:45 PM
“Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a slow course, and it’s 100% lethal”

... and from the Master:


“For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity” (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 31, 2017, 02:50:36 PM
Glad to see someone else in here putting up Quotes.....  Some cool ones at that.....  Mine are normally just silly stuff LOLOL
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on July 31, 2017, 03:15:07 PM
Glad to see someone else in here putting up Quotes.....  Some cool ones at that.....  Mine are normally just silly stuff LOLOL

Nonsense! Yours are damn good stuff in disguise, but I'm not that gullible...   :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 31, 2017, 03:46:23 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:   I have fun with them.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on July 31, 2017, 04:22:38 PM
So do I :yippee: !

But, alas! before you find a really good one you have to shovel tons of crap by countless Big Shots that took (and keep taking) themselves terribly seriously. I think it's called "Finagle's principle" (in its most popular wording, "90% of all is crud").

Well, who cares? There are still a few genial guys - most of them dead, f**k it! - who provide plenty of funny stuff that makes you think long and then wonder "but why the hell didn't that occur to me???".
I'm thinking of Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Franklin, you name them... it takes a really large virtual paper bin to dispose of all my stuff they would nail to the restroom wall without giving it a second thought.
The ones I write here are the survivors...  :kaboom:

YAWWWN... stupid Earth is not flat, here is past bedtime and my wife has excellent aim, so I'll better tiptoe to bed :-)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on July 31, 2017, 04:29:33 PM
I have a number of quoting places bookmarked that have quotes by the folks you mentioned.  I love Mark Twain quotes...some are funnier than the quotes by those who think theirs are funny LOL
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 01, 2017, 02:37:07 AM
OK, time for another one:

“Statistic doesn’t ‘prove’, statistic suggests. If you want to prove it you’ll have to use your brain”

... and one from another great Master:

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch"
(Benjamin Franklin)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 01, 2017, 10:00:45 AM
I'm so good at sleeping that I can do it with my eyes closed.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 02, 2017, 05:17:41 AM
"The unexamined life is not worth living."

-Socrates (469-399 BC)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 02, 2017, 07:56:17 AM
“The main function of any revolution is the rearrangement of poverty”

and, by a great mind from a comparatively recent past,

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go”  (Oscar Wilde)



Thelufias, you'll hardly regret a look here  (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain):smile: (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 02, 2017, 10:11:25 AM
LOL....Already one of my Fav Bookmarks Chiron.....

Ever try this one:  Quotes (http://www.great-quotes.com/)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 02, 2017, 10:13:58 AM
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes." — Albert Einstein
Title: Does anyone know?
Post by: Chiron on August 02, 2017, 10:18:27 AM
Years ago I remember having read a fine (and damn realistic) definition:

"epitaph: brief sarcastic essay"

It really sounds like Ambrose Bierce but I couldn't find any trace of it in his genial Devil's Dictionary.
Does anyone know where it may come from?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 02, 2017, 10:27:16 AM
Try HERE (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/972)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 02, 2017, 10:27:28 AM
LOL....Already one of my Fav Bookmarks Chiron.....

Ever try this one:  Quotes (http://www.great-quotes.com/)


No, so far I've missed it... just GREAT, thanks a lot thelufias!!! :thumb_up:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 02, 2017, 10:45:02 AM
Try HERE (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/972)

Alas, nothing doing! In the Devil's Dictionary there is actually one (and only one) entry for "epitaph", still good but a bit too wordy and less cutting:

"EPITAPH, n. An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect. Following is a touching example:

  Here lie the bones of Parson Platt,
  Wise, pious, humble and all that,
  Who showed us life as all should live it;
  Let that be said—and God forgive it!"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 02, 2017, 10:49:01 AM
Understood......Got it on my search list though....we shall see what comes up....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 03, 2017, 02:16:05 AM
About time for my daily gibberish:

“From optimism one can recover with experience, from pessimism hardly”

and, from the quill of a great Master,

"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 03, 2017, 05:19:51 AM
"Behold, I do not give lectures of a little charity,
When I give I give myself."

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 03, 2017, 11:38:38 AM
Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 03, 2017, 12:28:46 PM
I'm glad I don't have to hunt my own food, I don't even know where sandwiches live.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 03, 2017, 07:10:32 PM

sandwiches live with brock ...............don't hunt brock ........hes friendly (sometimes)


was giggling so much I couldn't spill sarnie  :(ROFLMAO: spullchucker is shi hite


my quote of the day


the more you learn the more you understand
but the more humans you meet the less you understand  :shh2:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 03, 2017, 07:28:40 PM
T- minus 5
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 04, 2017, 01:13:33 AM
My daily bit of crap:

“Writing on hammers ‘CAUTION: HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED’ will hardly prevent imbeciles from trying all the same”

... and a disquieting suspicion from the Great One:

“If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it” (Mark Twain)


P.S.: Thelufias, I don't know about your sandwiches but mine live in the fridge right behind last week's meatballs - at least until they get bored and crawl away  :crazysmile:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 04, 2017, 05:28:41 AM
"I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking.  If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome."

-Golda Meir (1898-1978)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 04, 2017, 11:55:30 AM
At the end of the day life should ask us "Are you sure you want to save the changes?"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 04, 2017, 02:26:46 PM
At the end of the day life should ask us "Are you sure you want to save the changes?"


GREAT ! ! !   :heeheehee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 04, 2017, 04:53:27 PM
I'm outdoorsy. I like getting drunk on patios.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 05, 2017, 02:58:43 AM
Opps... I was forgetting my daily quota,

“Surprisingly enough the terms ‘ethic’ and ‘moral’ are derived from Greek ‘ethos’ and Latin ‘mos’, both meaning ‘use, custom’ without any connection to the notions of Good and Evil”

and a bit of soothing balm by a true genius:

"I am not young enough to know everything" (Oscar Wilde)


Then, Doc, I fear I'm undergroundsy: I like getting drunk in beer and wine cellars.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 05, 2017, 09:35:54 AM
When nothing is going right, go left.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 06, 2017, 02:44:05 AM
OK, it's Sunday but nonsense never rests...

“Precious many problems of mankind arose when people started calling ‘Homeland’ more land than one is disposed to work or die for”

and a particularly nice piece from the Great Sam:

“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason” (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 06, 2017, 06:49:09 AM
I never change, I simply become more myself.

- Joyce Carol Oates
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 06, 2017, 11:20:07 AM
Have some patience....I'm screwing things up as fast as possible.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 07, 2017, 02:56:10 AM
My 2¢ of silliness for today:

"Faith is believing without reason
Fanaticism is believing against reason
Opportunism is believing for a good reason"


and an unusually optimistic one from an usually pretty gloomy guy:

"Don't waste your time looking for obstacles: it may be that none exist" (Franz Kafka)


Have some patience....I'm screwing things up as fast as possible.....
Take your time: whatever you overlook, Murphy's law will take care of  anyway :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 07, 2017, 05:33:04 AM
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish."

-Ovid
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 07, 2017, 12:01:13 PM
Life is too short to remove the USB safely.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 07, 2017, 02:36:54 PM
Life is too short to remove the USB safely.
:tearlaugh: :thumb_up: :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 08, 2017, 03:26:56 AM
Time for my today's brain droppings:

"Don't forget to sin before doing penance, else it's just masochism"

and a nice pearl of wisdom by Oscar the Great:

"I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable" (Oscar Wilde)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 08, 2017, 04:57:59 AM
"Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."

-Louis Pasteur, 1854
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 08, 2017, 04:58:33 AM
Life is too short to remove the USB safely.

Seconded
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 08, 2017, 12:48:12 PM
It's alright if you don't agree with me... I can't force you to be right.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 08, 2017, 02:58:00 PM
It's alright if you don't agree with me... I can't force you to be right.
:(ROFLMAO: :thumb_up: !!!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 08, 2017, 07:17:47 PM
Too right
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 09, 2017, 06:50:56 AM
Direct experience (from this very morning):

"If beyond a certain age you aren't ill enough, doctors take it personally and do their bloody best to find out that you are"

and a very true one by a great man from two millennia back:

"The more the laws, the more corrupt the state" (Publius Cornelius Tacitus)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 09, 2017, 12:22:15 PM
"Be strong", I whispered to my WiFi signal.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 09, 2017, 06:48:22 PM
"There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us the merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."

-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 10, 2017, 05:19:00 AM
"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"

-Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 10, 2017, 06:51:45 AM
After an instructive chat with a smart kid on an underground train:

"There are way more bad teachers than stupid children"

and, in the same tone,

"What's the difference between a bright, inquisitive five-year-old, and a dull, stupid nineteen-year-old? Fourteen years of the British educational system" (Bertrand Russell)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 11, 2017, 05:14:06 AM
"A wise man turns Chance into good Fortune."

-Thomas Fuller (1654-1734)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 11, 2017, 01:09:07 PM
My house was clean yesterday, sorry you missed it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 11, 2017, 03:45:37 PM

amendment to that


just cleaned so I know theres a surprise visit of all kids {with crisps [you lot call em chips I think] rofl} an dogs DUE


arrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh :(ROFLMAO:


love my daughters dog....tiny white shit zoo (yes I spill it rite) and I have a deep red carpet
but when he goes I have a pink fluffy carpet .............he goes berserk rolling on it ..but at home hes all wood floors lol so don't blame him
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 11, 2017, 04:18:39 PM
LOLOL.....Rolling on wood floors is NO fun.....Not that I'd know anything about that mind you :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 11, 2017, 04:26:18 PM
fibber
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 11, 2017, 04:29:27 PM
 :cool: :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 11, 2017, 04:41:46 PM

sittin on the porch..........sippin some mash !!
we can make the clouds blush


dad used to say to me
tall tails an short legs
keeps the girls happy  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 12, 2017, 01:25:16 AM
Hi folks!
A quick fleeting 'hello' from a filthy internet cafe in a minor town where there are still people that ask "internet what??? Something you eat?", duly paying my last respects to someone I never really respected, stuck here for the best part of a week, missing you badly.

 :congatz: Heddheld! Sorry, thinking of a suitably insane Attic Name for you would require more quiet and concentration than I'm allowed here...

Now I'll better go, you can bet every keystroke I'm typing in is being recorded by some pimply wannabe hacker... see us in a week or so  :sadder:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 12, 2017, 09:38:23 AM
We'll be here when you get back......you take care.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 12, 2017, 10:48:15 AM
Sorry I didn't pick up my phone, I got carried away dancing to the ringtone. -   :dancingknight: :dualknight: :sidetoside:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 14, 2017, 05:50:17 AM
"There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish."

-Mary Parker Follett
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 14, 2017, 08:24:19 AM
I lost some weight once, but I found it again in the fridge.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 15, 2017, 05:47:33 AM
Isn't that the truth
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 15, 2017, 05:47:39 AM
"Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity."

-Germaine Greer
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 15, 2017, 09:22:49 AM
Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring so I go back to being myself.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 16, 2017, 05:39:20 AM
"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 16, 2017, 09:09:20 AM
The only relationship I have is with my Wi-Fi. We have a connection.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 17, 2017, 07:43:55 AM
"Exchange is creation."

-Muriel Rukeyser
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 17, 2017, 11:56:34 AM
I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on August 17, 2017, 11:58:50 AM
I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.


:tearlaugh: That was hilarious - to me anyway. It happens. "WTH?! Why is my sock down around my ankle?"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 17, 2017, 12:20:20 PM
Still happens to this day Ray...... I get good socks, nice and tight...but by the end of the day....Yup...Ankle socks...... :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 07:43:01 AM
"When two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties."

-Agatha Christie (1955)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 09:19:57 AM
Whenever you feel stupid, remember that there are people outside searching for Pokemon.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 09:59:18 AM
They still do that :ummm:

Good grief ... I certainly feel less stupid now
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 10:02:48 AM
Not as much as before but yes, they still do that  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 10:04:40 AM
To show you how boring this small town can be....they actually have a Pokeman Hunt Club here and one of the members (who lives down the road) told me they have over two hundred members..... :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 10:17:50 AM
:thud:

Damn that is certainly in the running for the most boring town in America
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 11:16:05 AM
Being a small town does have it's advantages....

We have a farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday, band concerts at the park once a month, and each week a different band performs on the Town Square.  Last week it was the UW Marching Band and they were AWESOME.....and after they played some country band started up.  I like SOME country music but these guys were "Twangers"  Hate the sound of that old time country music.  I like the modern age country music.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 11:20:51 AM
Being a small town does have it's advantages....

We have a farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday, band concerts at the park once a month, and each week a different band performs on the Town Square.  Last week it was the UW Marching Band and they were AWESOME.....and after they played some country band started up.  I like SOME country music but these guys were "Twangers"  Hate the sound of that old time country music.  I like the modern age country music.


There is a Farmer's Market in Winter Garden, know it is at least one day, might be two, have seen announcements of music in the town square in the newsletter that I get with the water bill. So there be a few odds and ends going on here as well, Winter Garden is not that large of a town either so guess things go on that I know little about seeing how I am such an anti-social person :tearlaugh:  or is that shut-in I get those two terms confused
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
I like the Farmers Market a lot because they have this Amish Family that makes the best Banana Bread around plus they have great produce such as tomatoes, lettuce and onions at a great price....and FRESH.  Not like the stuff sold in the stores that travel for a week, sit around for a week and then FINALLY hit the shelves.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on August 18, 2017, 11:40:35 AM
One of my best friends collects Pokémon. I think he's daft but he says it gives him exercise - makes him get out and walk around. I guess it is good for that.

We have a Farmer's Market here in Arvada on Saturdays. Unfortunately, it's too far for me to walk up there and it's all uphill. Bleh. The parking is terrible right now. They're working on fixing that they say. And the people walk around in the street like they own it and if you're in a car best get on your Patience Hat.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 12:01:25 PM
They're working on fixing that they say. And the people walk around in the street like they own it and if you're in a car best get on your Patience Hat.

Don't wear hats :tearlaugh:

Certainly have not been accused of being a person, having patience as a particular virtue :iminnocent:  ...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on August 18, 2017, 12:08:58 PM
Guess what? It's not one of my long suits either. The air in the car tends to turn a lovely shade of deep blue. 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 18, 2017, 12:41:26 PM
Thankfully Lorna and I can walk uptown.  Takes about 45 minutes but I don't mind on nice days.   Parking was a bear in town this summer.  For reasons unknown....they tore down the 3 story parking ramp and changed it to a single level parking area....that has space for LESS cars.  Maybe they figure they don't need the business for the local markets.... :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 02:40:18 PM
Guess what? It's not one of my long suits either. The air in the car tends to turn a lovely shade of deep blue. 

Hows that go ... birds of a feather :tearlaugh:  yes waiting patiently for something to occur or waiting on someone to make up their mind and "move along", worse still waiting on work related ... stuff ....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 18, 2017, 02:57:15 PM

so when I watch that DISATER movie an show they the superdooper highway totally blocked
its not mocked up ?
they go out in any rush hour ?? film real peoples cookin in there cars !!


sorta glad I live on a small island where walking is a viable option :(ROFLMAO:


Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 03:48:03 PM
We often think that insecurity comes from a weak ego, but in my experience it is the result of an inflexible ego that has mistaken itself as the center of the universe, which keeps contradicting it on this key point.

- Shozan Jack Haubner
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 03:50:40 PM
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

-Alan Watts
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 03:51:55 PM
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

- Lao-Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 18, 2017, 04:48:05 PM

confused me then !! sounds like ............but wasn't  from art of war


think I'll stick to murphys laws
" if they cant get in
you cant get out"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 18, 2017, 05:49:59 PM
Ah made you think .... panic, chaos and disorder ... my job is done ....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 18, 2017, 06:09:55 PM

lol yeah
for the full .38 secs it took for google to say I was thinking Sun Tzu
maybe that's as common there as Smith here
or Garcia in DT world  :(ROFLMAO:


chaos ............oh no I was banished to this planet  for that very reason


disorder ...............hell I have problems keepin body parts in the right place
{see above line}

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 20, 2017, 11:52:21 AM
I hate it when people text "Call me."

I'm going to start calling people and as soon as they answer I'll say "text me," then hang up.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 20, 2017, 12:30:38 PM
Turn about is fair play in my book
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 21, 2017, 04:29:42 AM
"Society has no bribe for me, neither in politics, nor church, nor college, nor city."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Back from a mental nowhere
Post by: Chiron on August 21, 2017, 06:41:11 AM
Hi folks, me voila again!
It was an awful week. Skipping it would have been cowardly so I couldn't but accept it with as much good grace as possible.
Imagine a town where everyone thinks, feels, talks and acts strictly by the book, where deviant notions such as that life ought to be enjoyed rather than suffered are gravely frowned at, where any hint of original thought is brusquely brushed off with a "don't be silly!" uttered by guys and gals that chronologically could be my grandchildren and still between their ears are way more senile and sclerotic than me.
The only one who wasn't uttering inane commonplaces all the time was the corpse we were burying, my mother-in-law, probably because she'd run out of raw material in the 97 years of her 'life'.
Dreary, drab, squalid... no, those are ludicrously weak approximations but I fear that my English isn't up to defining the real thing adequately.
 :sadder:
So here I am, severely overdosed with burgeois respectability, moralism, sanity and other horrible plagues that affect the humankind since hypocrisy was invented. And I desperately need help from healthily insane people like you! :smile:  Please tell me again that in the rest of the world there are still humans who think with their own brains and are themselves rather than what they are expected to be... :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on August 21, 2017, 06:59:56 AM
That sounds perfectly horrible! Like some kind of hell on Earth! You poor man!

Ah well, worry not - you're back amongst the loonies! :wink:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 21, 2017, 07:31:36 AM
 :ty: Thanks Sidherose, your words are a balm on my ulcerated humanity! :ty:

That sounds perfectly horrible! Like some kind of hell on Earth! You poor man!

Yes, hell on Earth is close enough also considering the > 100°F I found there - and I was duly wrapped in a formal jacket or else... :kaboom: :IMtired:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on August 21, 2017, 07:55:22 AM
I would feel much the same under similar circumstances. Okay...I have felt much the same in similar circumstances with my mother's family. But luckily that was only for a day. Enduring an entire week, in a formal attire....

:OMG:

 :crazy:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 21, 2017, 09:43:44 AM
Sounds like a very rough time indeed Chiron.  Always remember....at any kind of funeral not one soul will tell a bad story about the deceased....only the good ones....and if no good ones exist...they make them up.

Not easy putting a smile on the face, or nodding yes, or trying to have emotion...when it's not within you at that moment.

But as Ray said.....you'll always fit in here....I may be sane....but it's only a title ....  Damn, that sounded deep.....

I better get more :coffee:  I'm not awake yet it seems.......
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 21, 2017, 10:11:04 AM
You may say that loud Thelufias, it was rough!

Yeah, you're very right, at funerals no one has the guts to speak ill of the deceased (and I might even agree with that, it would be cowardly), but a honest dignified silence would be 1M-times better than the usual hypocrisy you have to cope with in those circumstances.

Anyway take it easy and don't worry, being deep and being sane are two quite different things :winks:

And I understand you well, I too need a few gallons of  :java: : I'm still dreadfully jet-lagged since the town I was speaking of seems to be still a few centuries behind CET...  :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 21, 2017, 10:40:43 AM
Oh so true on the Keeping Silent part.  At the wife's visitation I had people who have not even SPOKEN to Linda in 10 years or more telling me they will miss her dearly....and I'm thinking REALLY....Not a peep from you in all those years and you'll MISS HER DEARLY.....  That really PISSED ME OFF....but I kept my cool....for the family....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 21, 2017, 09:18:32 PM
Chiron, here she comes a walking down the hall :kianna: 


             all your troubles are finally over as she has the best cure for the outside world and the insanity that is present there, and it shall all be washed and purged away so that thou may once more breath easily and walk with that spring in thy step once again.

Here is a  kiss  (http://thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=11775) from her to help
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 22, 2017, 03:58:25 AM
Chiron, here she comes a walking down the hall :kianna: 


             all your troubles are finally over as she has the best cure for the outside world and the insanity that is present there, and it shall all be washed and purged away so that thou may once more breath easily and walk with that spring in thy step once again.

Here is a  kiss  (http://thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=11775) from her to help

Doc, thinkest thou really that I would be able to walk at all after she has taken care of this poor frail me in her own peculiar way? :odd:
Her mere kiss would leave me breathless for a long, long time...

And yes, her beautiful hairdo reminds me of a happenstance that occurred to me a few millennia ago... I was called Perseus then, had no hooves and walked on two legs only... the mere sight of that gorgeous morsel turned me instantly to stone - well, not all of me, just a minor private detail - and I shan't ever forget her luscious hair hissing lovingly into mine own ears (sigh...)
History lies where it tells that I beheaded her! We had a hot, passionate, unforgettable quarter of an hour together after which she devoured me whole... no, wait a minute, that one had to be Arachne... those old memories are a little blurry now, you know... :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 22, 2017, 05:36:50 AM
Doc, thinkest thou really that I would be able to walk at all after she has taken care of this poor frail me in her own peculiar way? :odd:
Her mere kiss would leave me breathless for a long, long time...

And yes, her beautiful hairdo reminds me of a happenstance that occurred to me a few millennia ago... I was called Perseus then, had no hooves and walked on two legs only... the mere sight of that gorgeous morsel turned me instantly to stone - well, not all of me, just a minor private detail - and I shan't ever forget her luscious hair hissing lovingly into mine own ears (sigh...)
History lies where it tells that I beheaded her! We had a hot, passionate, unforgettable quarter of an hour together after which she devoured me whole... no, wait a minute, that one had to be Arachne... those old memories are a little blurry now, you know... :yippee:

Now you just be making her concerned, you were two timing her, even back then and she thought Luffie was bad in that respect but thou, after experiencing such a rapturous state that very few mortals have been privileged to enjoy you went and got ensnared by that spider tramp, what do you like getting tied up, is that it,

                how :sad: Kianna does know the way of securing one firmly ... with her own brand of tenderness :heeheehee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 22, 2017, 05:39:22 AM
"I wanted to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why is that so difficult?"

-Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 22, 2017, 08:04:05 AM
Oh yes, I nearly forgot my daily bit of bollocks:

"Alternative sciences:
 to know without learning,
 to understand without thinking,
 to decide without doubting"


and, by an ancient wise man,

"Many men would have attained wisdom had they not fancied that they already owned it" (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)


Now you just be making her concerned, you were two timing her, even back then and she thought Luffie was bad in that respect but thou, after experiencing such a rapturous state that very few mortals have been privileged to enjoy you went and got ensnared by that spider tramp, what do you like getting tied up, is that it,

I didn't cheat on her, I promise! All went south because of her two unbearable sisters, Stheno and Euryale - immortal, meddlesome, gossipy, judgey, always quick to criticize our way of living... according to my scrolls after a while we decided to part ways friendly, she even gave me a lock of hair as a sweet memory of our liaison but after a few centuries it grew bored and slithered away...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 22, 2017, 10:29:05 AM
Do you ever go out, and then something happens and you think to yourself 'this is exactly why I don't go out'?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 22, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
Only twice or trice a week... :smile:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 22, 2017, 07:32:18 PM
Seconded
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 23, 2017, 03:15:36 AM
My teaspoon of gibberish:

"A kiss is a pink parenthesis between the words 'hi, what's your name?' and 'mind taking out the trash?' "

and, quite surprising in the mouth of a normally rather gloomy and whiny poet from XIX century,

"Alas, drinking water is no sin - how tasty it would be!" (Giacomo Leopardi)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 23, 2017, 04:07:38 AM
"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 23, 2017, 09:04:37 AM
If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 23, 2017, 04:07:11 PM
ur picking on me cos I a tyke  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 23, 2017, 04:19:13 PM
 :zipit: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 24, 2017, 10:50:41 AM
In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 24, 2017, 12:04:49 PM
In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it.

How true!  :thumb_up:

... yet your kindness made you leave out the ones who will pester and harass and haunt you endlessly just for the fun of it... :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 24, 2017, 12:06:19 PM
There is another quote for that entitled "Get Even"   I'll have to hunt it down  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 24, 2017, 12:24:03 PM
No, I haven't run out of crap, it was just a busy day:

"Science is fascinating. But scientists can be so boring..."
(speaking ill of my own kind, but some really deserve it... :crazysmile: )

and from approximately 550 B.C.

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office" (Aesop)
(Plus ça change, plus ça c'est la même chose...)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 24, 2017, 06:29:06 PM
"Integrity and firmness are all I can promise. These, be the voyage long or short, shall never forsake me, although I may be deserted by all men; for of the consolations, which are to be derived from these, under any circumstances, the world cannot deprive me."

-George Washington (1732-1799)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 25, 2017, 01:42:39 AM
Yawwn... gmonng... i desperately need some  :java: ... NOW!

"Freedom is our indefeasible right to think and behave the way the others want us to"

and a bit of wisdom to meditate on before grumbling about today's youngsters:

"we have become now all that against which we fought when we were twenty" (José Emilio Pacheco)

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 25, 2017, 05:24:54 AM
Polonius: This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."

-Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 25, 2017, 10:31:02 AM
No matter how bad it gets I'm always rich when I go to the dollar store.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on August 25, 2017, 06:03:28 PM

https://youtu.be/TdsUY7rNStI


this the quote you mean ?? :java:

although I prefer love in an elevator ...............opps sorry boss
you found the right one
I only find the right now ones  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 26, 2017, 02:36:27 AM
Today is a very special day: late in the afternoon we shall meet by the lake with all the old colleagues at the research asylum with spouses, kids and pets, to cremate some steaks on a bonfire and feed the wildlife with our own blood (for the latter we expect to be awarded a WWF honor medal).
According to the ancient tradition we shall indulge in thick gossip about the silliness of official science and space administrations, gulp down beer by the gallon, gorge ourselves with all manner of unhealthy stuff, and eventually about midnight top it off with our classical liquid-nitrogen ice-cream... yes, you're guessing right, not all the loonies are members of this attic - yet
 :padded:
Of course like every year we'll find out that no one has brought a bottle opener but eventually out of despair six or seven of us will produce a Swiss-army knife, and as soon as the fire catches we're likely to have the usual surprise :rain-rain: ... but who cares? We are waterproof enough and quite used to it :crazysmile:

-------------------------------------------

Now it's about time for my daily 2¢ of verbal rubbish:

"Feminism is the pretension of playing guitar with two right hands"

and a great piece of wisdom by a great man:

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Benjamin Franklin)

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 04:34:02 AM
Too right on the piece by Ben been using that in my email sig for some little time now.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 04:40:49 AM
When I run after
      what I think I want,
my days are a furnace
      of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in  my own place
     of patience,
what I need flows to me,
and without pain.

- Rumio
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 04:42:21 AM
Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled.

- The Dhammapada
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 26, 2017, 04:53:14 AM
Too right on the piece by Ben been using that in my email sig for some little time now.

Parallel-running devious minds, huh? :winks:
I often wonder what would become of the Great Ben today - perhaps we might have to bake a cake around a file... :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 04:59:41 AM
Parallel-running devious minds, huh? :winks:


The sound you hear is no one disagreeing
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 26, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
Today is a very special day: late in the afternoon we shall meet by the lake with all the old colleagues at the research asylum with spouses, kids and pets, to cremate some steaks on a bonfire and feed the wildlife with our own blood (for the latter we expect to be awarded a WWF honor medal).
According to the ancient tradition we shall indulge in thick gossip about the silliness of official science and space administrations, gulp down beer by the gallon, gorge ourselves with all manner of unhealthy stuff, and eventually about midnight top it off with our classical liquid-nitrogen ice-cream... yes, you're guessing right, not all the loonies are members of this attic - yet
 :padded:
Of course like every year we'll find out that no one has brought a bottle opener but eventually out of despair six or seven of us will produce a Swiss-army knife, and as soon as the fire catches we're likely to have the usual surprise :rain-rain: ... but who cares? We are waterproof enough and quite used to it :crazysmile:

-------------------------------------------

Now it's about time for my daily 2¢ of verbal rubbish:

"Feminism is the pretension of playing guitar with two right hands"

and a great piece of wisdom by a great man:

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Benjamin Franklin)



So did you enjoy your  day.......And did someone bring a bottle opener?  LOLOL.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 26, 2017, 09:05:26 AM
You know the oxygen masks on airplanes? I don't think there's really any oxygen. I think they're just to muffle the screams.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 09:14:27 AM
So that is why Kianna has bought so many of them, to muffle your screams of pleasure :pervy:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 26, 2017, 09:19:21 AM
Thankfully none have ever been used....because there is NO PLEASURE when she is around :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 26, 2017, 10:05:11 AM
Oh ... "screams of excitement" ... got it wrong

               ... my bad ...

:pervy:

:duh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 26, 2017, 10:38:37 AM
Pssssst....The only excitement she causes is PANIC...... :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 27, 2017, 06:21:24 AM
So did you enjoy your  day.......And did someone bring a bottle opener?  LOLOL.....

AW, NOT SO LOUD PLEASE!!!  :java: :java: :java: :java:

Yes, this time we all had a bottle opener (we learn from experience) but only one had a small portable fridge, thus after the first two bottles the beer felt like lukewarm tea - 90°F in the air, and the shallow lake water wasn't much cooler either. Still it was a great evening!
  :odouls-6pack: :champagne:
:crazy:

We left behind a few charred steaks, swarms of very fat and not very sober mosquitoes, and the tattered remains of several big shots of astrophysics immolated in effigy on the altar of common sense :grin: [Doc, where did you hide the smiley for "demonic grin"???]

Hope you won't expect any pearl of wisdom from me today...  :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 27, 2017, 06:39:20 AM
Which one

 :grin:

or this one

 :icu:

both of which are on the pop up menu

then I do see this one that is hidden from all except admin actively hunting it down in the cellar

 :(DEVILISH):
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 27, 2017, 07:17:17 AM
 :ty: :ichz:

Of course an, er... better caffeinated me would have found them in no time, but given the circumstances...  :champagne: :pervy: :champagne: :blush2: :yippee:

Which one

 :grin:

or this one

 :icu:

both of which are on the pop up menu

then I do see this one that is hidden from all except admin actively hunting it down in the cellar

 :(DEVILISH):
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 27, 2017, 07:23:31 AM
Caffeine just makes me bounce off walls still no focused vision
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 27, 2017, 07:38:44 AM
Caffeine just makes me bounce off walls still no focused vision

Quite intriguing how individual drug reaction differ: without my two start-up coffees in the morning I'd stay at my fundamental australopithecus stupidus level for the whole day...
(but a third one will make me jump too :smile:)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 27, 2017, 09:31:56 AM
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 27, 2017, 09:33:17 AM
Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 27, 2017, 12:52:34 PM
Quite intriguing how individual drug reaction differ: without my two start-up coffees in the morning I'd stay at my fundamental australopithecus stupidus level for the whole day...
(but a third one will make me jump too :smile:)

Only need the one to get my motor running
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 27, 2017, 05:06:26 PM
Is This a Zombie of the Dead

                     Haruna: You are a rubber ducky floating in a sea of temptation.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 27, 2017, 06:32:21 PM
You're never lonely when you have multiple personalities.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 28, 2017, 03:49:30 AM
You're never lonely when you have multiple personalities.
We don't have multiple personalities, no matter what that moronic shrink keeps telling us at the end of every session!!! :grpwave: 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 28, 2017, 03:59:48 AM
Oh yes, the CH3CH2OH has faded away, so...

"Give me an imbecile who knows what he is, and I'll show you a wise man"

and a mischievous grin from a great man who managed never to be boring:

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir... mighty scarce” (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 28, 2017, 04:08:34 AM
"Food is an important part of a balanced diet."

-Fran Lebowitz
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 28, 2017, 04:10:01 AM
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.

That's why I need the second one: it seems to extend the illusion to those I'm talking to  :smile:

Quote
Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?
Yes I do! The absolute worst comes when you don't manage to gulp down all the hot coffee in good time...  :rainy:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 28, 2017, 10:16:00 AM
I am one step away from being rich, all I need now is money.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 29, 2017, 05:26:05 AM
"Dinner, a time when one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."

-W. Somerset Maugham
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 30, 2017, 03:50:53 AM
Sorry, yesterday I've been too busy fighting with the car battery to post my pinch of rubbish. The battery won.

"A poet is an exhibitionist of the soul"

and, by a serious thinker, the triumph of democracy over reason:

"Reality is what the majority sees as reality" (Jorge Luis Borges)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 30, 2017, 03:56:41 AM
"I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation."

-Madame Benoit
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 30, 2017, 04:11:31 AM
"I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation."

-Madame Benoit

My wife must have read Mme Benoit and taken her very seriously...  :tooey:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 30, 2017, 05:09:28 AM
I never knew I did, but apparently I must of, since I see a recipe as "suggestions"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 30, 2017, 05:19:00 AM
So do I, but what would you think of an innocent and almost casual "I run out of cinnamon so I put in some pepper, hope you'll like it..." ? :OMFG:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 30, 2017, 05:27:10 AM
Depends was it black peppercorn, white pepper powder, crushed red pepper flakes, Sichuan Hanyuan peppercorn or Szechuan peppercorn

 :ummm:

 :tearlaugh:


 :haremdance:

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 30, 2017, 05:41:52 AM
Oh by the way yes all above listed versions of pepper do reside in my spice collection

yum - yum
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 30, 2017, 06:30:13 AM
OK, I throw in the towel: Sichuan Hanyuan was totally unknown to me. Which definitely demands a raid through the best spice shops downtown and then handcuffing the wife to her computer while I put the loot to good use in the kitchen (she obviously trusts me completely, but...)

I'll let you know :kaboom: :fireworks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 30, 2017, 01:07:20 PM
I might wake up early and do some exercises tomorrow, or I might win the lotto....the odds are the same.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 30, 2017, 09:31:08 PM
OK, I throw in the towel: Sichuan Hanyuan was totally unknown to me. Which definitely demands a raid through the best spice shops downtown and then handcuffing the wife to her computer while I put the loot to good use in the kitchen (she obviously trusts me completely, but...)

I'll let you know :kaboom: :fireworks:

The  Sichuan Hanyuan I get at my local Oriental supermarket, the best way to use it is with some crushed chili peppers, one is for heat the other for flavor.

And boy howdy does it work on anything you desire. I like to stir fry the meat, usually chicken with a few assorted staples and then use that combo as seasoning plus whatever else suits the end result I am aiming for, yes recipes ... suggestions only ... and let the epicurean repast begin ... or something like that
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Radkres on August 30, 2017, 09:33:50 PM
Rick and Morty - Szechuan Sauce  :java:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIWyYtq85E
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 31, 2017, 02:23:16 AM
Alas! Drearily locked out of the universe for one whole hour by a calcified coffee machine, just now I come back to life and to my daily lexical garbage:

"Religion is to own the Answers without understanding the Questions"

and by the greatest mind from the last century

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" (Albert Einstein)

____________________________________________________________________________________
Thanks for the suggestions on how to use Sichuan Hanyuan, Doc!  :Hi5: Today I shall do my best to get my hands on some of it and then... well, the future still lies on Zeus' knees  :grin:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 31, 2017, 05:30:57 AM
Well, if it gets to dicey you could always call on thy good friend Aesculapius/Asclepius to assist in healing thyself ... seeing how thou did instruct him in the arts of medicine.

Just saying ... :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 31, 2017, 05:31:38 AM
In war, truth is the first casualty.

- Aeschylus ~ the father of tragedy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 31, 2017, 05:32:10 AM
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

- Aeschylus ~ the father of tragedy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 31, 2017, 05:33:12 AM
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

- Aeschylus ~ the father of tragedy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on August 31, 2017, 05:35:17 AM
"Food for all is a necessity. Food should not be a merchandise, to be bought and sold as jewels are bought and sold by those who have the money to buy. Food is a human necessity, like water and air, and it should be as available."

-Pearl S. Buck, 1967
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 31, 2017, 10:32:36 AM
Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on August 31, 2017, 01:11:43 PM
Yes, it's still me, the good (so to speak) old Chiron.
Only I realized that my avatar was turning his, er... tail... on the audience, which really wasn't the most polite thing to do, so I thought I should replace it with something better mannered. Try and forgive me, will you? :blush2:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on August 31, 2017, 01:44:58 PM
I'll have to think about it.......  :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 01, 2017, 04:59:16 AM
Time for our daily spoonful of bullshit:

"Democracy is when millions of amateur mosquitoes suck your blood instead of a few professional vampires"

and a good one by a contemporary damn cool guy:

"I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government" (Woody Allen)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 01, 2017, 05:00:40 AM
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 02, 2017, 03:49:55 AM
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

Whenever I read that on a wall of the university cafeteria I feel really, really miserable...  :cry2: :zipit:

(It reminds me of the time we saw a huge "kitchen leftovers" truck parked in front of the canteen and a colleague asked the fatal question: "Will they be collecting or delivering?")
 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 02, 2017, 04:40:08 AM
Opps, I shouldn't forget to take out the trash...

"A wise man's wisdom is in experience and reason, a moron’s in proverbs, a dangerous idiot’s in slogans"

and a very cool one by the immortal Samuel Langhorne:

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 02, 2017, 05:31:59 AM
Opps, I shouldn't forget to take out the trash...

and a very cool one by the immortal Samuel Langhorne:

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” (Mark Twain)

Followed up logically by his:

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

- Mark Twain
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 02, 2017, 05:33:18 AM
Whenever I read that on a wall of the university cafeteria I feel really, really miserable...  :cry2: :zipit:

(It reminds me of the time we saw a huge "kitchen leftovers" truck parked in front of the canteen and a colleague asked the fatal question: "Will they be collecting or delivering?")
 

Scary :shiv3:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 02, 2017, 05:37:41 AM
Well, if it gets to dicey you could always call on thy good friend Aesculapius/Asclepius to assist in healing thyself ... seeing how thou did instruct him in the arts of medicine.

I'd rather not - Asclepius was quite a naughty child, you know, and I had to spank discipline him countless times...  :dispute: If his memory is still excellent as it used to be, it would be wiser of me to look for some other sawbones :opr8:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 02, 2017, 05:44:18 AM
 :kianna:

In that case

(http://thefantasiesattic.net/attic/cpg/albums/userpics/10003/You-will-take-your-medicine.jpg)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Twisted.Illusions on September 02, 2017, 05:57:24 AM
 :zipit:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 02, 2017, 07:16:35 AM
I'm thinking the zipper would work better over our eyes TI...... :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 02, 2017, 07:18:15 AM
My bedroom closet is like the Bermuda Triangle.....stuff goes in and is never seen again.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 02, 2017, 07:34:09 AM
My bedroom closet is like the Bermuda Triangle.....stuff goes in and is never seen again.

That's funny, the same thing happens to me on my workbench in the lab: notes, documents, expensive parts keep vanishing forever in the Great Nowhere.
 Either we have black holes or it has something to do with the 4th dimension... :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 02, 2017, 07:36:56 AM
Was wondering why odd stuff keeps turning up around here ...............
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 02, 2017, 07:41:45 AM
Then it must be a wormhole!!! Maybe if we try with a pesticide...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 02, 2017, 08:56:39 AM
I put that one up because it really happened.....

The other day I was looking for a pack of Bungee Cords I had brought not to long ago and I know I put them in that damn closet....couldn't find them nowhere....

Went out and got some new ones and went to put them in the closet again....and viola...the other pack was found in the same spot where I was going to set the new ones.....  :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 02, 2017, 09:00:02 AM
Snicker
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 04, 2017, 06:39:40 AM
"If self-knowledge is the road to virtue, so is virtue still more the road to self-knowledge."

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 04, 2017, 07:22:58 AM
"If self-knowledge is the road to virtue, so is virtue still more the road to self-knowledge."

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

To fathom the true meaning of your quote I looked up "virtue" on the Merriam-Webster and found:
1 -   a :  conformity to a standard of right :  morality
       b :  a particular moral excellence
2 - :  a beneficial quality or power of a thing
3 - :  manly strength or courage :  valor
4 - :  a commendable quality or trait :  merit
5 - :  a capacity to act :  potency
6 - :  chastity especially in a woman


Now Brillat-Savarin was a lawyer and a politician but made amends for those shifty stains by being a bon viveur, a gastronome and an epicure who certainly wouldn't give a damn about point 6.
A lawyer then would hardly take seriously points 1 and 4, and a politician would just laugh at point 3. Which leaves us with points 2 and 5.
Yet I fail to see how self-knowledge relates to potency (unless Viagra contains some :-), and it looks to me quite difficult to imagine how a thing could know itself...

 :ummm: ...                    :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 04, 2017, 07:31:55 AM
Oh yes, my daily trash:

"It isn’t growing old that makes you careful: it’s being careful that allows you to grow old"

and a nice witty remark by a genial cynic:

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 04, 2017, 08:02:26 AM
To fathom the true meaning of your quote I looked up "virtue" on the Merriam-Webster and found:
1 -   a :  conformity to a standard of right :  morality
       b :  a particular moral excellence
2 - :  a beneficial quality or power of a thing
3 - :  manly strength or courage :  valor
4 - :  a commendable quality or trait :  merit
5 - :  a capacity to act :  potency
6 - :  chastity especially in a woman


Now Brillat-Savarin was a lawyer and a politician but made amends for those shifty stains by being a bon viveur, a gastronome and an epicure who certainly wouldn't give a damn about point 6.
A lawyer then would hardly take seriously points 1 and 4, and a politician would just laugh at point 3. Which leaves us with points 2 and 5.
Yet I fail to see how self-knowledge relates to potency (unless Viagra contains some :-), and it looks to me quite difficult to imagine how a thing could know itself...

 :ummm: ...                    :iminnocent:


Well now made you think quite a bit did it not ... :iminnocent: and before the :java: took effect

So as we are fond of saying

.......... panic, chaos and disorder ..... my job is done
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 04, 2017, 08:18:11 AM
People die if they are killed.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 04, 2017, 08:22:18 AM
Boobs aren't fat. They're filled with men's hopes and dreams.


 :cmereJ:       :34dd:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 04, 2017, 08:33:01 AM
How true!  :40: :pervy:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 04, 2017, 08:45:01 AM
Wondering how long before the girls here start an own thread about virile allures :feelgood:

(well, at least my wife maintains that there are still some despite all, if sometimes a little hard to find... :winks: )
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 04, 2017, 11:55:21 AM
(http://quotesideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/happy-labor-day-jokes-quotes-4.jpg)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 05, 2017, 05:44:57 AM
"Virtue is nothing else but action in accordance with the laws of one's own nature."

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 05, 2017, 06:37:10 AM
Ehm... how about Jack the Ripper then? :OMFG:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 05, 2017, 06:56:18 AM
An awkward question:

"If all men are created equal, why do women keep looking for the best one?"

and, speaking of men and women...

"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance" (Oscar Wilde)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 05, 2017, 10:30:50 AM
Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 05, 2017, 11:06:13 AM
Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow.
:thumb_up: :(ROFLMAO: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 06, 2017, 05:09:04 AM
"By virtue I mean nothing arcane or obscure. I mean good citizenship, whose principal components are moderation, social sympathy and willingness to sacrifice private desires for public ends."

-George F. Will
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 06, 2017, 05:25:42 AM
The only thing I can tell that man has learned from the past is that we do not learn from the past.

- Me
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 06, 2017, 06:43:38 AM
"By virtue I mean nothing arcane or obscure. I mean good citizenship, whose principal components are moderation, social sympathy and willingness to sacrifice private desires for public ends." -George F. Will

This is something I definitely like and accept unconditionally!
I actually adore all those words that can be understood only with common sense and as such are totally incomprehensible to the next-window bureaucrat - they help telling real humans from computers walking on two legs :grin:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 06, 2017, 06:46:49 AM
The only thing I can tell that man has learned from the past is that we do not learn from the past. - Me
History seems to agree with you entirely...  :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 06, 2017, 07:27:12 AM
My 2¢ of inanity for today:

"We all must obey the laws, but it takes a lawyer to understand them"

then, talking about virtue and with my astonished admiration for the candor even a politician can display after the second bottle,

"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire" (Winston Churchill)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 07, 2017, 04:59:33 AM
Fresh experience:
you know the frustration when you're painstakingly polishing a beautiful finely chiseled silver antique, and after half-an-hour rubbing that tiny stubborn black spot on the bottom begins reading "made in Taiwan" and the brass underneath starts surfacing?
:wolvie:
(where's the smiley for :grrr: ?) Thanks Doc!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 07, 2017, 05:21:11 AM
"A noble spirit will seek the reward of virtue in the consciousness of it, rather than in popular opinion."

-Pliny the Younger (A.D. 62? - 113?)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 07, 2017, 05:38:19 AM
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

- Jack Kerouac
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 07, 2017, 05:39:49 AM
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

- Rabindranath Tagore
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 07, 2017, 06:11:51 AM
Modesty is the first of my many virtues  :feelgood:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 08, 2017, 05:24:31 AM
"Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous."

-Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 08, 2017, 12:32:11 PM
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 08, 2017, 12:49:13 PM
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

You noticed :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 08, 2017, 01:00:59 PM
Indeed...and as you grow older you notice it moreso...many of the folks you use to know are no longer around.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 09, 2017, 02:52:15 AM
Uh, almost forgot...

"Why are we so fond of life when we haven’t the slightest clue of how it feels to be dead?"

and something I should practice more often:

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 09, 2017, 05:20:55 AM
Both very good ones, nicely thought provoking to say the least
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 09, 2017, 05:27:35 AM
Fresh experience:
you know the frustration when you're painstakingly polishing a beautiful finely chiseled silver antique, and after half-an-hour rubbing that tiny stubborn black spot on the bottom begins reading "made in Taiwan" and the brass underneath starts surfacing?
:duster:
(where's the smiley for :grrr: ?)



The only grr ones that might fit would be maybe some of these, the mass destruction ones mainly because if I got disappointed like that i would be wanting to blow something up


 :kaboom:

 :bang:

 :bang2:

 :rat-atat:

:incoming:


 :dispute:


 :upurs3:


 :wolvie:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 09, 2017, 06:06:26 AM
The only grr ones that might fit would be maybe some of these, the mass destruction ones mainly because if I got disappointed like that i would be wanting to blow something up

Thanks! I'll go for :wolvie: , mainly because in this case I'd have no one to mass-destruct but myself...

 
Quote
Both very good ones, nicely thought provoking to say the least


Guilty, Your Honor :blush2:
You know, over 70 exorcising the Reaper uses to become a sort of hobby... :shiv3:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 09, 2017, 06:11:15 AM
Now my drivel on this day of impending storms:

There is,

      after all,

a kind of happiness in unhappiness,

               if it's the right unhappiness.


- Jonathon Francis
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 09, 2017, 06:20:18 AM
Trying to figure out what the 'right' unhappiness can be... sort of melancholy perhaps?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 09, 2017, 06:54:41 AM
Tis different for each person.

Reminds me of the dialog in "Dr. Who Warriors Gate"

The Doctor - Biroc? What are you doing here?

Biroc - Nothing

The Doctor - That's all right for you.

Biroc - And for you too. Do nothing.

The Doctor - Do nothing?

Romana - Of course Doctor, don't you see ....

The Doctor - If it is the right sort of nothing.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 09, 2017, 07:00:10 AM
 :tearlaugh:

Well, that's exactly what I do myself when I'm not doing something else...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 10, 2017, 07:02:20 AM
Dear Life,
Would you at least start using lubricant?

-Bad Idea T-shirt web site
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 10, 2017, 07:12:18 AM
Sarcasm is an art ...

   if it were a science I would have my PhD.


- Bad Idea T-shirt web site
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 10, 2017, 07:14:43 AM
Nerd?

 I prefer the term intellectual Bad-ass.

- Bad Idea T-shirt web site
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 10, 2017, 07:15:40 AM
Sometimes I wrestle with my demons.

   Other times we just snuggle.

- Bad Idea T-shirt web site
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on September 10, 2017, 07:34:11 AM
Love those :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on September 10, 2017, 07:35:34 AM
I saw a guy wearing a tee-shirt once that said:

"Schroedinger's Cat is Alive"

Then when he turned around, the back said:

"Schroedinger's Cat is Dead"
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 10, 2017, 08:03:58 AM
Sweet
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 10, 2017, 01:01:30 PM
Dear Life,
Would you at least start using lubricant?

 :(ROFLMAO: :heeheehee:

(GREAT! After reading this one I've spent the best half of the afternoon on the Bad Idea T-shirts web site - and I don't regret one minute of it :winks: )
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 10, 2017, 01:07:30 PM
Oh yes, the daily balderdash...

"Democracy, mediocracy, idiocracy… what comes next?"

And, found on Pinterest,

"Common sense is like deodorant: the people who need it most never use it" (Unknown genius)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 11, 2017, 09:00:54 AM
You know when you put a stick in water and it looks bent? That's why I never take baths....Just Showers....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 11, 2017, 09:47:48 AM
Perhaps it doesn't hold only for me...

"I spent the best part of my life forgetting my father’s tenets. It helped a lot"

and a rather reasonable suspicion very few well-bred persons might ever dare confirm:

"Regret is the firm resolution to leave no trace next time"  (Marcel Achard)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 11, 2017, 09:52:43 AM
You know when you put a stick in water and it looks bent? That's why I never take baths....Just Showers....
:(ROFLMAO:
Last time I was struck by lumbago I tried bathing backwards but it didn't work out...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 11, 2017, 10:03:37 AM
Which goes to prove my point..... :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Leave of absence
Post by: Chiron on September 13, 2017, 02:42:11 AM
Upon the eerie silence of these days in the Asylum I deduce (call me Sherlock) that Irma left most members blacked-out and that the Asylum's server, still up and running, is located elsewhere (call me Holmes).
I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that this be the only reason!
                                                                                                 :thumb_up:
That's bizarre: like health, also power is something we're used to take for granted until it fails us. Without it we aren't even able to make coffee, or to have some fresh air, or to chat with our friends, or to open modern doors, or to write a letter, or to cook - and as a species we've lost our taste for raw food since we discovered fire, now almost entirely replaced by electricity...
So let's hope that in a few days everything turns back to normal and the usual aberrant chatter resumes within these walls!

Yet alas! for about ten days I won't be able to partake anyway, as I'm due - thank goodness temporarily - to a high-security facility where bureaucracy and idiocy (sorry about the pleonasm) reign supreme, where internet access is strictly limited to business, where the use of a VPN is severely banned for it would prevent key-logging (thus no WinXP there), where even the toilet paper has to be certified and stamped "approved" - yeah, as a hell-dweller I'm second to none :-(
  :sad:

As you may easily guess when I come back I'll be in desperate need for some healthily insane psychiatric help again, so be ready to give me a hand... :smile:
Title: Re: Leave of absence
Post by: sidherose on September 13, 2017, 05:12:11 AM
Upon the eerie silence of these days in the Asylum I deduce (call me Sherlock) that Irma left most members blacked-out and that the Asylum's server, still up and running, is located elsewhere (call me Holmes).
I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that this be the only reason!
                                                                                                 :thumb_up:
That's bizarre: like health, also power is something we're used to take for granted until it fails us. Without it we aren't even able to make coffee, or to have some fresh air, or to chat with our friends, or to open modern doors, or to write a letter, or to cook - and as a species we've lost our taste for raw food since we discovered fire, now almost entirely replaced by electricity...
So let's hope that in a few days everything turns back to normal and the usual aberrant chatter resumes within these walls!

Yet alas! for about ten days I won't be able to partake anyway, as I'm due - thank goodness temporarily - to a high-security facility where bureaucracy and idiocy (sorry about the pleonasm) reign supreme, where internet access is strictly limited to business, where the use of a VPN is severely banned for it would prevent key-logging (thus no WinXP there), where even the toilet paper has to be certified and stamped "approved" - yeah, as a hell-dweller I'm second to none :-(
  :sad:

As you may easily guess when I come back I'll be in desperate need for some healthily insane psychiatric help again, so be ready to give me a hand... :smile:




Jherrith is without internet, but he does have power. That's why he's not here dropping in pearls of wisdom.

Yes, power is definitely one of those things we take for granted. Can't do much without it these days, can we?

Boy, you really know how to party, don't you? That does indeed sound like a hellacious assignment. You have my sympathies, Chiron.

We'll be here to assist you, never fear. We do sometimes have our lulls because of this and that. Life and other things that attempt to mimic it. Besides, this isn't the most active thread in the forum always :smiley: 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 13, 2017, 05:44:10 PM
I'm just passing through since I've had one of those unexpected unexpected days.....

But wow....sounds like a fun time for you Chiron......NOT......

Believe me...they'll be plenty of BS here when you get back to Normal... :whuaat:

What....No such thing as normal......  :odd:

Never mind Chiron.....We'll be here when you get done.... :whuaat:

No mention of normal....just done.....which could be considered normal....but I doubt it.....It's probably just done.....Normally is   :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 15, 2017, 10:47:54 AM
Just got 30 minutes of cardio trying to pick up an ice cube from the kitchen floor.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:13:11 PM
"The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:13:31 PM
"Do not scorn little victories."

-Andre Gide (1869-1951)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:13:51 PM
"The first step towards victory is to gain courage."

-Plutarch (A.D. 46? - 119?)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:14:53 PM
"Victory comes, at times, just when one no longer expects it."

-Martin Buber (1878-1965)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:15:13 PM
"The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself."

-The Dhammapada: The Path of Perfection (1st Cent. B.C.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:16:04 PM
Choose only one master -

Nature

_ Rembrandt Van Rijn
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
So little of what could happen

    does happen.

- Salvador Dali
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:21:36 PM
Whatever life takes away from you,

     let it go.

- Don Miguel Ruiz
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 16, 2017, 08:22:53 PM
Standing, walking, sitting or lying, we know all mental states as impermanent, unsatisfactory and not self.

- Ajahn Chah
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 17, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
LOLOL......Nothing like over thoughting   :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:  You must have missed doing it  :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on September 17, 2017, 11:18:02 AM
I know! I was thinking that last night as they kept rolling it. I see a trend there with elsewhere.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 17, 2017, 12:20:13 PM
Sometimes one just doesn't feel complete until they are caught up.....

Hummmm....In this case one was never behind to get caught up.........

I think he was just trying to boost his posting numbers up  :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 17, 2017, 02:02:13 PM

I think he was just trying to boost his posting numbers up  :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:


:nanana:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 18, 2017, 10:38:37 AM
Maybe if we tell Politicians the brain is an app, they'll start using it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 19, 2017, 04:04:51 AM
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.

-La Rouchefoucauld (1613-1680)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 19, 2017, 04:05:46 AM
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.

- La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 20, 2017, 03:54:40 AM
"Be noble! And the nobleness that lies
In other men, sleeping, but never dead,
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own."
 
-James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on September 20, 2017, 05:38:20 AM
Perhaps in the 1800's that was true. Today it seems rather idealistic.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 20, 2017, 03:38:00 PM
Some folks have asked me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be?

I always say "How to Build a Boat."
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 21, 2017, 05:30:55 AM
"Example, the surest method of instruction."
 
-Pliny the Younger (A.D. 62? - 113?)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 21, 2017, 06:28:01 PM
The nice part of living in a small town is that when I don't know what I'm doing, someone else does.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 21, 2017, 06:48:14 PM
I've seen what's to come ----

   it is the days, the steady

pounding of days, like gentle rain,

    that will be our undoing.


- John Philip Johnson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 22, 2017, 05:43:53 AM
"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."
 
-Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 22, 2017, 05:44:10 AM
Boy howdy am I ever in trouble with that quote
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 22, 2017, 10:38:38 AM
And I'm going to be nice to you today and say NOTHING   :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 22, 2017, 10:48:10 AM
Live life like Spongebob.....Laugh out loud for no apparent reason and annoy all the mean people with your happiness.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 24, 2017, 01:34:12 PM
Don't try to understand!

   It's enough if you do not misunderstand.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 24, 2017, 01:34:56 PM
How fragile we are, between the few good moments.

- Jane Hirshfield
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 25, 2017, 02:11:56 AM
OK, time for me to show up here again. I hadn't run out of quotes, just of energy. And now my batteries are slowly recharging :smile:

"Everyone would like to be a king, but who would give a damn for a world where everyone is a king?"

and, with the full approval of my still aching muscles,

"Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man" (Leon Trotsky)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 25, 2017, 05:23:01 AM
"There is a difference between the waiting of the prophet and the standing still of the fool."
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 25, 2017, 12:00:07 PM
As long as everything is exactly the way I want it.. I'm totally flexible.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 26, 2017, 05:32:43 AM
"A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the ripening of the fruit and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!"
 
-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 26, 2017, 05:52:22 AM
Following to a brief conversation with a well-meaning moron:

"The simpler a mind, the simpler it sees the world"

and, speaking of simpletons,

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt" (Bertrand Russell)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on September 26, 2017, 10:48:39 AM
Nice to have you back, Chiron!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 26, 2017, 11:17:34 AM
So nice to be back, Sidherose! :smile:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 26, 2017, 05:19:35 PM
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

- George Bernard Shaw
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 27, 2017, 03:50:01 AM
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

... and will do their f***ing best to prevent the others from doing so  :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 27, 2017, 04:05:37 AM
This morning I had a fierce argument with a stupid piece of software. It refused to be reasonable, I deleted it. The temptation to do the same with the next obstructionist bureaucrat is overwhelming.

"Like bureaucracy, software is mostly designed by amateurs, complicated by incompetents, and run on soulless creatures. Sometimes both still work a little and nobody understands how"

and, on a merrier tune,

"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities" (Mark Twain)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 27, 2017, 05:31:46 AM
"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
 
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 27, 2017, 01:02:36 PM
For the best seat in the house, you'll have to move the pet.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 27, 2017, 01:03:13 PM
Great quotes Chiron...>Welcome back....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 28, 2017, 05:31:52 AM
On the journey to myself

            I've been so many people.

- Indigo Williams
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 28, 2017, 10:51:41 AM
Great quotes Chiron...>Welcome back....
Thanks thelufias!
Back so to speek though, as apparently the season has decided to strike hard so I'm gulping down pills like popcorn and caughing my lungs off...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 28, 2017, 05:01:47 PM
We'll be friends 'til we're old and senile... then we'll be new friends!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 28, 2017, 05:02:44 PM
Thanks thelufias!
Back so to speek though, as apparently the season has decided to strike hard so I'm gulping down pills like popcorn and caughing my lungs off...

Yup...started here early also.....You take care of you......
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 29, 2017, 05:22:36 AM
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on September 29, 2017, 11:17:02 AM
Dear automatic flushing toilet... I appreciate the enthusiasm, but I wasn't done yet.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 29, 2017, 06:06:11 PM
:thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 29, 2017, 06:06:26 PM
"All good abides with him who waiteth wisely."
 
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 29, 2017, 06:07:10 PM
Shine like the whole universe is yours.

- Rumi
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 30, 2017, 08:14:46 AM
Shine like the whole universe is yours.

If the whole universe were mine I would shiver overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities... even a single measly planet like this one would be enough to make me want to resign in no time and sell it off...  :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on September 30, 2017, 08:31:06 AM
About our diffuse tendency to see ourselves as so important...

"Every graveyard is full of absolutely irreplaceable people"

and a consideration our spouses would likely turn up their noses at:

"The Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct" (William Somerset Maugham)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 30, 2017, 08:35:35 AM
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they'd live a lot differently.

   When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.

- Bill Watterson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 30, 2017, 08:43:20 AM
Turning my back on

         the Buddha,

     How cool,

           The moonlight.

- Shiki
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on September 30, 2017, 06:40:47 PM
Some things aren't visible until you're truly ready to see them.

- RZA
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 01, 2017, 04:00:13 AM
Some things aren't visible until you're truly ready to see them.

Such as the stains on my trousers, for instance? No problem, I have a wife ready to spot them any time...  :dispute:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 01, 2017, 06:52:55 AM
Which makes that difficult for me since we have no wife or other such type of person to notice such things.

    and we are about observant as a blind speel snake from the planet Necros
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 01, 2017, 03:29:08 PM
Etc. – End of Thinking Capacity.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 01, 2017, 03:45:06 PM
Etc. – End of Thinking Capacity.
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: Just GREAT!!! :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 02, 2017, 08:44:13 AM
Progress, Jules Verne, science fiction, computerized medicine...

"The ancestry's dreams become the posterity's nightmares"

and a pinch of too damn realistic bitterness:

"People believe to be free but they are only free to believe it" (Jim Morrison)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 02, 2017, 09:59:11 AM
Good quotes Chiron....Especially the last one....so very true....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 02, 2017, 10:05:46 AM
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 02, 2017, 10:20:56 AM
Good quotes Chiron....Especially the last one....so very true....
Thanks Thelufias! At times I'd like so much to post something slightly more optimistic - if only the confounded world cared to provide a bit of inspiration!

Quote
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
"Tomorrow" in the sense of "mañana" or "domani", of course... (i.e. "mmh, not today") :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 02, 2017, 10:28:32 AM
Of Course....  Most of us always put off till tomorrow what we should be doing today.....It's a never ending cycle of tomorrow's I'm thinking.... :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 02, 2017, 10:29:59 AM
Quote
Thanks Thelufias! At times I'd like so much to post something slightly more optimistic - if only the confounded world cared to provide a bit of inspiration!

So very true.  Which is why I put up the nonsense quotes LOLOL
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 03, 2017, 03:45:34 AM
Somewhere else we're discussing the little we know about the human mind. One established fact:

"The human mind is extremely soluble in alcohol"

And, from a poet who knew very well what he was talking about,

"Experience is an excellent school. But the fees are high" (Heinrich Heine)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 03, 2017, 05:31:00 AM
"The eye of the beholder may govern what is seen."
 
-James MacGregor Burns
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 03, 2017, 05:31:24 AM
"Eyes can speak and eyes can understand."
 
-George Chapman (1559?-1634)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 03, 2017, 05:35:04 AM
And for my co-worker that has to have his Cafe-Mocha, Vodka-Marijuana Latte


Only plain things have real taste.

- Zen Saying
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 03, 2017, 09:54:29 AM
Quote
Somewhere else we're discussing the little we know about the human mind. One established fact:

"The human mind is extremely soluble in alcohol"

Yup...that be a fact and then some LOLOLOL
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 03, 2017, 10:07:17 AM
When you're over 60 there is nothing left to learn the hard way.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 03, 2017, 10:11:25 AM
Well, that can be argued... :hubbahubba:

:iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 03, 2017, 10:49:26 AM
No Comment :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 04, 2017, 05:21:49 AM
"So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes."
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 04, 2017, 04:35:33 PM
If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 04, 2017, 04:53:39 PM
:tearlaugh: Great seasonal joke.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 05, 2017, 06:00:17 AM
Just had a brief confrontation with a shaved ape that sprained my rear-view mirror in an attempt at creative parking...

"Violence is the favorite argument of idiots for it's the only one they understand"

And, on the opposite side of the IQ line,

"The more intelligent one is the less one suspects an absurdity" (Joseph Conrad)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 05, 2017, 11:41:14 AM
I’m sorry to tell but you are older than recommended ages indicated on the Sexy Witch costume package.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 05, 2017, 11:51:25 AM
 :(ROFLMAO: Yup. :witch2:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 05, 2017, 11:54:40 AM
I got a kick out of that one also.  I can see it now...some part time seasonal worker who is young saying that to a customer and the customer casting a spell on the way out.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 05, 2017, 12:02:57 PM
Just had a brief confrontation with a shaved ape that strained my rear-view mirror in attempt at creative parking...

"Violence is the favorite argument of idiots for it's the only one they understand"

And, on the opposite side of the IQ line,

"The more intelligent one is the less one suspects an absurdity" (Joseph Conrad)

"creative parking" - good one. I hope it wasn't completely detrimental to your day!

Perhaps in Joseph Conrad's time that was true. These days I have come to expect absurdity after absurdity from our powers that be.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 05, 2017, 12:10:26 PM
I got a kick out of that one also.  I can see it now...some part time seasonal worker who is young saying that to a customer and the customer casting a spell on the way out.


That WOULD be a good one. :thumb_up: You should make a render like that TL :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 05, 2017, 12:17:42 PM
 :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 05, 2017, 12:22:59 PM
:iminnocent:

Riiiiiiiight  :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 05, 2017, 02:13:48 PM
"creative parking" - good one. I hope it wasn't completely detrimental to your day!
No, just to my blood pressure. But the ape is probably still googling for some of the names I called him  :grin:
And my wife took care of my, mmh... edginess by buying me a dinner at the local Greek restaurant. Small problem there for my Greek is about 3,000 years old and the waiter's German was, er... perfectible, but all in all it was good, relaxing and decently high-proof. The best part is, there was no police on the way back home  :yippee:
 :odd:

Quote
Perhaps in Joseph Conrad's time that was true. These days I have come to expect absurdity after absurdity from our powers that be.

Maybe we should start splitting hairs on the difference between 'absurdity', 'nonsense' and 'moronicity'... just let me have a good night of sleep first, to allow the  :Cup: to fade away...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 05, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
No, just to my blood pressure. But the ape is probably still googling for some of the names I called him  :grin:
And my wife took care of my, mmh... edginess by buying me a dinner at the local Greek restaurant. Small problem there for my Greek is about 3,000 years old and the waiter's German was, er... perfectible, but all in all it was good, relaxing and decently high-proof. The best part is, there was no police on the way back home  :yippee:
 :odd:

Maybe we should start splitting hairs on the difference between 'absurdity', 'nonsense' and 'moronicity'... just let me have a good night of sleep first, to allow the  :Cup: to fade away...

A nice Greek dinner sounds like a great way to unwind and get your BP down. I'm sure he is still googling the names - lol.

You do have a valid point regarding 'absurdity', 'nonesense' and 'moronicity'. Likely more of it falls in the latter category to be more correct.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 05, 2017, 05:42:10 PM
And once the storm is over, you remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.

And you may not even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.

That's what this storm is all about.

- Haruki Murakami
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 05, 2017, 05:43:11 PM
Yeah I am having a bad day
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 05, 2017, 05:46:48 PM
That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality - your soul, if you will - is as bright and shining as any that has ever been ...

Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.

- George Saunders
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 05, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
"Close your eyes, and you will see."
 
-Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 07, 2017, 12:35:06 PM
Today in the underground I saw two guys talking to themselves. One had a cell-phone earpiece on, the other had none.

"The prime goal of intelligence is progress. The ultimate goal of progress is making intelligence superfluous"

And one possible root of the problem:

"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need society as it is" (Ivan Illich)

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 07, 2017, 01:06:58 PM
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better attorney.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 07, 2017, 07:25:18 PM
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

- Thomas A. Edison
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 08, 2017, 09:57:26 AM
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 08, 2017, 09:59:54 AM
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

:tearlaugh: That is soooooooo bad.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 08, 2017, 10:00:41 AM
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

- Thomas A. Edison

Lol...given some of the things he did, it is at least an honest quote!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 08, 2017, 10:38:12 AM
:tearlaugh: That is soooooooo bad.

I know....and I love it  :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 09, 2017, 05:34:55 AM
I'm pretty fed up of forgiving people just to see them come at me with a knife again. Thus...

"Revenge is the best pardon"

And, after swallowing my daily load of pills,

"Doctors prescribe medicines of which they know very little, to sick people of whom they know less, to cure diseases of which they know nothing" (Voltaire)
(Plus ça change, plus ça c'est la même chose)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 09, 2017, 07:34:11 AM
I'm pretty fed up of forgiving people just to see them come at me with a knife again. Thus...

"Revenge is the best pardon"

And, after swallowing my daily load of pills,

"Doctors prescribe medicines of which they know very little, to sick people of whom they know less, to cure diseases of which they know nothing" (Voltaire)
(Plus ça change, plus ça c'est la même chose)


Yea verily on both.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 09, 2017, 10:56:15 AM
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 09, 2017, 11:29:57 AM
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.
Mmh, you'll better sit or lie down first - how else would you byte your toenails?  :(ROFLMAO:

Speaking of which, someone said you cannot byte your elbow for your humerus is longer than your collarbone. Evidently he knew nothing about dentures...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 09, 2017, 11:36:30 AM
LOLOL.....Obviously not  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 09, 2017, 08:32:26 PM
"The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things."
 
-Maeve Binchy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 10, 2017, 02:52:05 AM
"The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things."
You mean, most of the times never? :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 10, 2017, 03:55:33 AM
Thinking of the many different ways our fellow humans have to frown at whatever we are and do...

"Reprobation is envy in tuxedo; sin is envy in cassock; communism is envy in overalls. Strip them off and all you are left with is bare envy"

And, still about meddlesome people,

"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 10, 2017, 05:27:14 AM

"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business" (George Bernard Shaw)

Too right
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 10, 2017, 05:28:02 AM
In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.

- Saki
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 10, 2017, 05:29:37 AM
"Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us."
 
-Alice Deur Miller
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 10, 2017, 11:28:33 AM
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 11, 2017, 05:19:05 AM
The real dilemma now is which is which
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 11, 2017, 05:28:45 AM
"Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."-

- Hannah Moore (1745 - 1883)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 11, 2017, 05:34:38 AM
After buying a small toy-quadcopter and learning (too late) what I'm allowed to do with it...

"Living is the art of finding out what isn't forbidden and taking advantage of it before they notice and forbid it"

and a wise tolerance lesson by a great Master:

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.” (Mark Twain)



The real dilemma now is which is which
The former, of course  :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 11, 2017, 05:36:48 AM
"Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."

... and I thought you weren't married... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 11, 2017, 11:10:20 AM
I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 12, 2017, 03:55:08 AM
In a southern European country I'd rather not mention foreign languages are frowned at with suspicion and 'abroad' is regarded almost as a dirty word...

"In a civilized world languages are bridges, not barriers"

and to prove that sometimes even a filthy politician can be right,

"Thinking ill of people is a sin but hits the bull's-eye" (Giulio Andreotti)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 12, 2017, 05:14:22 AM
"The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness."

-Julia Ward Howe
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 12, 2017, 05:15:53 AM
... and I thought you weren't married... :tearlaugh:

We are most certainly not, but that doesn't mean I do not have a self survival instinct that kicks in ....... :iminnocent:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 12, 2017, 11:20:03 AM
I like to get my candy early for Halloween so I have plenty of time to buy more when I eat the first bag.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 13, 2017, 05:25:14 AM
A few months back I suffered a long discussion (or should I say a monologue?) over laser emission with a know-it-all who explained it all to me in detail - unfortunately the wrong way for he evidently never really understood it :smile:

"The one who thinks he knows everything won't ever learn anything"

and, still about culture,

"Television is the mirror that reflects the defeat of our entire cultural system" (Federico Fellini)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 14, 2017, 09:38:52 AM
I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days.

- Kabir
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 14, 2017, 09:49:38 AM
While thinking idly of revolutions in general it occurred to me that

"There's nothing meaner and crueler than the envy of the weak"

and once the revolution is done,

"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve" (George Bernard Shaw)

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 14, 2017, 09:51:16 AM
Too right on both
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 16, 2017, 04:13:42 AM
"Honesty is better than any policy."
 
-Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 16, 2017, 04:36:38 AM
AKA "better keep a low profile":

"In a world of mediocres the worst sin is to excel"

and on the same sad subject,

"Most people would rather die than think; in fact they do so" (Bertrand Russell)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 17, 2017, 04:04:55 AM
"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one rascal less in the world."

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 17, 2017, 04:30:19 AM
The gentleman fences with a tip on his rapier, the barbarian with a sharp saber...

"Unilateral tolerance is a safe and fast way to extinction"

and, possibly related,

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives" (Abba Eban)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on October 17, 2017, 04:58:05 AM

Chiron is a little too pessimistic for me


so time for Murphys laws to be remembered


Friendly fire .........aint!!!


If they cant get in ..........you cant get out !!


all hail Macgyver
beats all with a bic lighter and a paper clip  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 17, 2017, 05:29:28 AM
Chiron is a little too pessimistic for me

You won't believe it, Heddheld, but I've started as an absolute optimist. "People are basically good, let's turn the other cheek"... then after half a dozen decades I've run out of other cheeks...  :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 17, 2017, 06:02:12 AM
Well, you asked for it... :winks:

"From optimism one can recover with time and experience, from pessimism hardly"

and while we're on the subject,

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true" (Robert J. Oppenheimer)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on October 17, 2017, 06:12:06 AM

lol for me was multiple wives  :(ROFLMAO:
same result different timescale


https://youtu.be/jHPOzQzk9Qo
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 17, 2017, 09:40:37 AM
lol for me was multiple wives  :(ROFLMAO:

My father once said to me "Son, whether you marry or not, you'll regret it!". I had no time for the latter, got married too young... :yippee:

For one reason or another so far I've missed "Life of Brian", but I shall make up for it in no time... ROTFL! :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 17, 2017, 10:00:38 AM
If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on October 17, 2017, 12:44:22 PM

if it looks strange


stand back it may be a HAM BUSH :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 17, 2017, 12:48:44 PM
One Never Knows...

https://youtu.be/q_Z9Q9yNQTM
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 18, 2017, 03:03:26 AM
A widespread tactic:

"The easiest way to look superior is to make the others look inferior"

but if it doesn't work watch your next step:

"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 18, 2017, 05:35:42 AM
"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them."

-Socrates (469-399 B.C.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 18, 2017, 05:40:08 AM
The unsaid, for me, exerts great power.

-  Louis Glück
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 18, 2017, 05:55:38 AM
If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.

Today my wife drafted me for shopping, it has been some day! The strange thing is, I'm still alive...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 19, 2017, 04:03:02 AM
Whenever wisdom and experience kick in and try to dissuade you, consider that...

"The wise knows he knows nothing and hesitates. The conceited believes he knows everything and tries. Without conceit we’d still be in the stone age"

and in the same vein,

"Everybody knows a certain thing is unrealizable until somebody unaware of this comes and invents it"
(Albert Einstein)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 19, 2017, 04:47:17 AM
"Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to them."

-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 20, 2017, 07:39:42 AM
"No legacy is so rich as honesty."

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 20, 2017, 08:56:23 AM
A theological perplexity:

"If really God made man in His likeness, either He’s not so great as a portraitist, or He’s not so great as a God"

and a sadly realistic thought:

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian" (Dennis Wholey)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 20, 2017, 09:10:45 AM
Excellent ones both of them
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on October 20, 2017, 09:21:34 AM

oh Chiron


first is so wrong


second is so true


while I know I'll be damned forvea
I gotta
https://youtu.be/1sH0uR2u7Hs







Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 20, 2017, 09:50:48 AM
A theological perplexity:

"If really God made man in His likeness, either He’s not so great as a portraitist, or He’s not so great as a God"




Or...our definition of God is highly distorted to accommodate our inability to perceive one being as composed of ALL states of being.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 20, 2017, 10:32:00 AM
Or...our definition of God is highly distorted to accommodate our inability to perceive one being as composed of ALL states of being.

I'd be sort of wary of limiting the unfathomable by calling it a being...
Nor would I dare shape its picture in my likeness: infinite as its sense of humour can be, I cannot rule out the possibility that it might get slightly annoyed and spray some bug killer on me :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 20, 2017, 10:35:03 AM
. . . while I know I'll be damned forvea . . .

Then there'll be two of us. Hope you like playing chess :winks:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 20, 2017, 11:03:41 AM
I'd be sort of wary of limiting the unfathomable by calling it a being...
Nor would I dare shape its picture in my likeness: infinite as its sense of humour can be, I cannot rule out the possibility that it might get slightly annoyed and spray some bug killer on me :tearlaugh:

It was a 'matter of speaking' to use the word 'being'. I could just as well have used 'non-being' in my view of things but that wouldn't have made sense in the West. That being that everything that exists is some likeness of That. Otherwise, would it exist at all? We are only one planet in the cosmos that has life on it. Why should we be so arrogant as to think That pays much attention to us at all?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 20, 2017, 11:35:52 AM
. . .  We are only one planet in the cosmos that has life on it. Why should we be so arrogant as to think That pays much attention to us at all?

For no reason at all, clearly. Also considering that the cosmos we are able to perceive and imagine could be just an infinitely tiny slice of the whole. For one thing, who says that the universe has only the three measly dimensions we are limited to?

But I'm afraid that the day we'll learn to acknowledge our limits (really, not just rhetorically) is still far below the horizon...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 20, 2017, 11:48:43 AM
For no reason at all, clearly. Also considering that the cosmos we are able to perceive and imagine could be just an infinitely tiny slice of the whole. For one thing, who says that the universe has only the three measly dimensions we are limited to?

But I'm afraid that the day we'll learn to acknowledge our limits (really, not just rhetorically) is still far below the horizon...

Exactly on all counts :smiley: 'Espacially' the dimensional part. We have no way of knowing what's beyond our bubble unless it collides with ours. And then...would we really want it to? What lives next door quantumly speaking might not be overly friendly or nice.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 20, 2017, 11:57:07 AM
. . . And then...would we really want it to? What lives next door quantumly speaking might not be overly friendly or nice.

Should it happen, do you think we would ever have a choice?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 20, 2017, 11:58:12 AM
Absolutely not - the joy of it all. :confet:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 20, 2017, 04:55:00 PM
I have to be honest. I don't really look forward to Halloween as much as November 1st. November 1st should be named "Discount Candy Day."
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 21, 2017, 04:46:06 AM
A disturbing thought:

"I spent my life preparing for the future. The future has come. And now what?"

and a still rather topical issue in the words of an ancient genial troublemaker:

"I don't feel obliged to believe that the same God that endowed us with senses, reason and intellect, expects us not to use them" (Galileo Galilei)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on October 21, 2017, 05:52:46 AM

"I don't feel obliged to believe that the same God that endowed us with senses, reason and intellect, expects us not to use them" (Galileo Galilei)


:thumb_up: Galileo!

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 21, 2017, 12:13:26 PM
A leaf falls,

       from joy.

- Virginia Woolf
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 21, 2017, 12:14:16 PM
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.

- Carl Gustav Jung
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 22, 2017, 09:47:55 AM
About the most troublesome appliance in the whole house...

"Believe it or not, computers were invented to make life easier"

and an authoritative advice to people with personality problems:

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" (Oscar Wilde)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 22, 2017, 12:54:14 PM
Hip hip on the second
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 22, 2017, 12:55:48 PM
I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.

- Joan Didion
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 23, 2017, 05:19:57 AM
"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."

-Flora Edwards
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 23, 2017, 05:56:08 AM
An old trick when you're in meeting:

"If you want to be listened to, mention it as someone else's idea and make it clear that you don't agree"

and from the desk of the Great Bard,

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." (William Shakespeare)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 23, 2017, 06:00:37 AM
I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.

I still have plenty of embarrassing memories from several people I am no more...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 23, 2017, 12:39:25 PM
My diet for today: 1% food, 99% Halloween candy.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 24, 2017, 03:10:37 AM
How many times have you been inflicted the old tune "listen to me, I'm older then you!"?

"To be wise one must be old, but to be old one doesn’t need to be wise"

and, speaking of age,

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself" (Albert Einstein)


My diet for today: 1% food, 99% Halloween candy.

The closest I’ve been to a diet this year is erasing food searches from my browser history :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 24, 2017, 04:23:02 AM
"We seldom stop to think how many people's lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed."

-Ivy Baker Priest
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 24, 2017, 10:08:33 AM
"We seldom stop to think how many people's lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed."

True, I would (and sooner or later will) be missed a lot: no one else will ever be able to find a thing in my mess :yippee:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 24, 2017, 04:58:00 PM
If 75% of all accidents happen within 5 miles of home, why not move 10 miles away?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 25, 2017, 02:46:39 AM
If 75% of all accidents happen within 5 miles of home, why not move 10 miles away?
Possibly because 10 miles away is already taken due to the low accident rate...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 25, 2017, 03:54:54 AM
That would explain it
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 25, 2017, 03:55:01 AM
"You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do."

-Liz Smith
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 25, 2017, 04:04:13 AM
"You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do."

Yet so many loudmouthed braggarts keep trying to. Some of them fail, the others rule us :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 25, 2017, 04:44:38 AM
Thinking of an ancient lawsuit whose end I'll probably never see...

"Decency would encumber a lawyer as much as romanticism would a whore"

and, still about that very ancient profession,

"99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name" (Steven Wright )
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 25, 2017, 05:40:34 AM
So lonely

    I leave the hut

and gaze out -

      the leaves of the rice plants

bending like waves in autumn wind.

- Ryōkan
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 25, 2017, 12:06:35 PM
Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 25, 2017, 12:45:25 PM
Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
And in the elevators of most underground car parks as well... probably in anticipation of the increasing popularity of self-driving cars  :yippee:

Have you heard of the new book coming out in a few months, "Learn to read in two weeks" ?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 25, 2017, 12:56:51 PM
:tearlaugh: Nope....Never hear of that one.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 26, 2017, 09:00:17 AM
"Learn to depend on yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking."

-Grenville Kleiser
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 26, 2017, 09:02:42 AM
The Idea of a life gets in the way of my life.

- Sylvia Plath
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 26, 2017, 09:05:36 AM
It is very simple to be happy,

    but it is very difficult to be simple.

 - Rabindranath Tagore
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 26, 2017, 09:06:59 AM
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

- Eckhart Tolle
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 26, 2017, 09:08:04 AM
Life is a dance ...

                 and the dance goes on with us and without us.

- Osho
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 26, 2017, 11:17:43 AM
If a baby is happy, don’t try to make it happier.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 27, 2017, 08:10:17 AM
"Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball."

-Billie Jean King
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 27, 2017, 08:13:47 AM
Had a quick look at the latest data sent down by our instrument...

"Theories produce curves; experiments produce scattered dots; physicists produce good reasons for that"

and, thinking of what would be needed to make sense of that mess,

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle" (Albert Einstein)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 29, 2017, 05:59:30 AM
Time for some more gibberish:

"The 'self' is the illusion of continuity between different people who live in different times under the same name"

and, sad as it is,

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all" (Oscar Wilde)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on October 29, 2017, 01:49:59 PM
“Maybe if you go to bed you’ll feel better in the morning” is literally just the human version of
“Have you tried turning it off and back on again?”
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 30, 2017, 04:45:33 AM
Could be possible, although I woke up in about three hours completely drenched in sweat.

Does that mean we had two updates the needed separate restarts

:thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 30, 2017, 04:45:52 AM
"Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open."

-Rose Wilder Lane
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 30, 2017, 05:36:25 AM

When you see something too often you seldom dwell on its true meaning. Nevertheless...

"Had the ancient Romans used to hang their criminals, today at the church door we should gallows us"

and a great one by a great man:

"Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog: you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it" (Mark Twain)



“Maybe if you go to bed you’ll feel better in the morning” is literally just the human version of
“Have you tried turning it off and back on again?”

Damn right!!! :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on October 31, 2017, 04:02:22 AM
"Change is the watchword of progression. When we rite of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view."

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on October 31, 2017, 11:16:44 AM
Yesterday's taxi driver was very talkative...

"If the right of vote were only granted to those who understand what they vote for, it would be the end of what we today call democracy"

and one by the most surrealistic fantasy writer I ever enjoyed

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life" (Terry Pratchett)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 01, 2017, 04:20:46 AM
"When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life."

-Brenda Ueland
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 02, 2017, 04:18:55 AM
"I always keep myself in a position of being a student."

-Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 02, 2017, 02:03:48 PM
I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 03, 2017, 04:14:19 AM
My hike to nowhere has been postponed, so...

"Over time the inside child fades away and we slowly atrophy into what we are expected to be. Some call it 'maturing' "

and from an unknown wise man,

"Arguing with the wife is a lot like trying to read the Terms of Use on the internet. In the end you just give up and go 'I Agree' " (Anonymous)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 03, 2017, 04:43:54 AM
"Giving opens the way for receiving."

-Florence Scovel Shinn
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 03, 2017, 04:48:05 AM
It's not autumn's cold that keeps me awake,
but what I feel before the grasses and trees in my
       courtyard.

My banana tree has lost its leaves, my parasol tree
      is old;
and night after night - the sound of wind, the sound of rain.

- Chujo Joshin
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 03, 2017, 12:30:30 PM
Why is the man who invests all your money called a 'Broker'?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 03, 2017, 01:06:18 PM
Why is the man who invests all your money called a 'Broker'?
I admit never having thought of it, but now it makes a lot of sense... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 04, 2017, 07:38:44 AM
The quantum of the electric field is the electron. The (hypothetical) quantum of the gravitational field is the graviton. Hence we shall assume that the quantum of the moral field is the moron.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 07:49:15 AM
And here I thought hypothetical particles were unobservable.

Tis way to easy to observe "morons" in action
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 07:50:44 AM
I embrace emerging experience.

   I participate in discovery.

I am a butterfly.

   I am not a butterfly collector.

I want the experience of the butterfly.

- William Stafford
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 07:51:36 AM
There is no end to the opening up that is possible for a human being.

- Charlotte Joko Beck
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 04, 2017, 08:06:04 AM
And here I thought hypothetical particles were unobservable.

Tis way to easy to observe "morons" in action
It's just the graviton that hasn't been observed yet, electrons and morons can be detected quite easily. It has been determined that electrons are way less dangerous.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 08:08:58 AM
Indeed a little jolt from an electron causes a wee bit of pain that quickly fades, the pain that "morons" create seem to never fade
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 04, 2017, 08:27:56 AM
Recently inspired by an unmentioned thread flooder...

"If you have nothing to say, please don't put it in writing"

and, on a completely different subject,

"Sometimes some people deserve a good high five - in the face, with a chair" (Anonymous)



Indeed a little jolt from an electron causes a wee bit of pain that quickly fades, the pain that "morons" create seem to never fade
So very true! Even at high energy... high voltage electrons can fry a few people, high voltage morons can fry a whole planet :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on November 04, 2017, 09:17:26 AM
Recently inspired by an unmentioned thread flooder...

"If you have nothing to say, please don't put it in writing"

and, on a completely different subject,

"Sometimes some people deserve a good high five - in the face, with a chair" (Anonymous)


So very true! Even at high energy... high voltage electrons can fry a few people, high voltage morons can fry a whole planet :sad:

:thumb_up: on both.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 04, 2017, 10:02:35 AM
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 10:07:39 AM
Indeed we do know this and I tell you no wonder the youth of today is so cranky, look at the crap we the adults are currently doing

Then again some of today's youth are just mimicking what we the adults are doing and there are far to many bad examples then good at the moment
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 04, 2017, 10:20:44 AM
I agree with you on that one.  Don't see to much of the chaos here in the midwest but we do have our share of nutcases   LOLOLOL  I guess when your only friend is a cow....things happen
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 10:24:43 AM
I agree with you on that one.  Don't see to much of the chaos here in the midwest but we do have our share of nutcases   LOLOLOL  I guess when your only friend is a cow....things happen

:seeyou: To much information about the cows :seeyou:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 04, 2017, 10:30:18 AM
Just be thankful I didn't mention the Goats and the Sheep.... :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 10:41:15 AM
:seeyou:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 04, 2017, 11:29:06 AM
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

... and some day we shall give them back whatever remains of it, if at all... :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 04, 2017, 12:07:37 PM
... and some day we shall give them back whatever remains of it, if at all... :sad:

And that is the sad part
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 06, 2017, 05:13:33 AM
"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth."

-Julie Andrews
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on November 06, 2017, 05:20:46 AM
"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth."

-Julie Andrews


Reminds me of the story of the man in India who kept trying to commit suicide several years back. As I recall I think he'd tried 22 times and failed. I don't know if he ever managed or just kept upping the count of his failures.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 06, 2017, 05:29:23 AM
The one thing I would think that if you did not succeed at, should be a message that mayhaps it is not your time.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on November 06, 2017, 06:13:54 AM
The one thing I would think that if you did not succeed at, should be a message that mayhaps it is not your time.

You'd think, wouldn't you.

"Pssst, Ma is not ready to have you back you silly boy. Give it up."

It must have been early in his on-going career of failures when he threw himself onto someone else's funeral pyre. He jumped off a bridge onto or in front of an oncoming train - and lived. 
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 06, 2017, 07:37:01 AM
The one thing I would think that if you did not succeed at, should be a message that mayhaps it is not your time.
A message from the IRS perhaps? Like "For Heaven's sake don't do that! It would rob us of your valued contribution!!!" ?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 06, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
The wise don't expect to find life worth living, they make it that way.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 07, 2017, 05:05:24 AM
"Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success.  What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.  There are a lot of people out there with good and marketable ideas, but pure entrepreneurial types almost never accept defeat."

-Lisa M. Amos
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 07, 2017, 05:36:16 AM
There is no wealth but life.

- John Ruskin
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 07, 2017, 05:37:23 AM
Among corn stalks

    wind rippling

         just for the corn.

- Soen Nakagawa
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 07, 2017, 06:55:10 AM
Yesterday I was idly thinking of the humankind future...

"Not all hope is lost: if we once succeeded evolving from apes, it shouldn’t take much longer to re-evolve from bureaucrats"

and, considering where our stopping the evolution has brought us,

"Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much" (Walter Lippmann)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 08, 2017, 05:16:48 AM
They are going to have to want to re-evolve from bureaucrats
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 08, 2017, 05:17:45 AM
"When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up!  If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn't that the best position from which to pray?"

-Ethel Barrymore
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 08, 2017, 08:51:16 AM
They are going to have to want to re-evolve from bureaucrats
Hmmm... not sure that the apes had a real choice.

Suppose you're a distinguished, bright ape from about 200,000 years back.
An unknown gentleape taps you on the shoulder and says:
"Hi, my name is Evolution but call me Evo. How about loosing nearly all your hairs, the prehensility of both feet, the pleasures of roaming free in the jungle, the simple joy of having your way with the next ape-girl that finds you handsome, and this for the privilege of having your place in the pecking order of a rigid social frame, of working all your life for the benefit of someone else, of breathing foul air for most of the time, and of fighting for values no one will ever be able to explain you convincingly?"

After disposing in some way of the fresh banana you're eating and raising all four middle fingers to him, how would you answer?
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 08, 2017, 12:25:02 PM
Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 09, 2017, 05:32:21 PM
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, til it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

-Harriet Beecher Stowe
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 09, 2017, 08:39:57 PM
When the blind lead the blind .................... get out of the way!
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 10, 2017, 03:24:59 AM
The problem with a sleepless night is that your neurons keep firing at random instead of resting as they should:

"Intelligence without experience makes a lot of errors; experience without intelligence makes precious little"

but that sometimes helps one understand another little bit of himself:

"Anarchy doesn't mean no rules, it means no rulers" (Edward Abbey)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 10, 2017, 03:59:07 AM
"Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it."

-Teresa of Avila
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 10, 2017, 04:10:04 AM
The moon shining full

  smoke drifting away

       over water.

- Ransetsu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 11, 2017, 08:30:20 AM
Love is like a booger. You keep picking at it until you get it, then wonder what to do with it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:08:14 AM
The earth and the heaven utter no word, but they ceaselessly repeat the holy book unwritten.

- Kaiten Nukariya
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:09:48 AM
Until we find each other, we are alone.

- Adrienne Rich

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:10:09 AM
Until we find each other, we are alone.

- Adrienne Rich


BTW :kianna: agrees with this statement so watch out Mr. Luffie, she no longer wants to be alone
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 11, 2017, 11:19:43 AM
As long as she's with you and Scouse....she is never alone....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:21:20 AM
"ehem" She prefers your company
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 11, 2017, 11:25:57 AM
What one "prefers" and what "one gets" are two completely different things.  :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:27:39 AM
Doesn't mean she is ever going to give up on you
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 11, 2017, 11:31:36 AM
But DOES mean she'll never catch me   :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 11, 2017, 11:37:09 AM
You never know how the winds of fate will blow
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 11, 2017, 11:43:30 AM
Cold up where I am....HOT where you are   :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 12, 2017, 04:54:27 PM
Yesterday I had a haircut and some, er... interesting reading while waiting:

"Meddling in other people’s business is 'gossip' if done by a woman, 'reportage' if done by a newspaper, 'investigation' if done by a government"

and, perhaps not very politically correct but true,

"You call bourgeoisie any group of people unhappy with what they have and happy with what they are" (Nicolás Gómez Dávila)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 12, 2017, 05:43:28 PM
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.  People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.  And then discover once a year is way too often.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 14, 2017, 04:24:08 AM
"You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours.  When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality."

-Florida Scott-Maxwell
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 14, 2017, 04:24:44 AM
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.  It is there all the time."

-Anna Freud
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 14, 2017, 09:37:56 AM
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 15, 2017, 04:31:50 AM
A question that keeps haunting me since I was a kid:

"Are so many things forbidden because they are alluring, or are they alluring because they are forbidden?"

and, speaking of temptations,

"Better to do it and to regret it than to regret not having done it" (Giovanni Boccaccio)


Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 15, 2017, 05:06:08 AM
"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."

-Martha Washington
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 15, 2017, 05:06:48 AM
"We're about as happy as we make up our minds to be."
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 15, 2017, 05:35:24 PM
Normal person's weekly chore list: 1. Clean kitchen. 2. Clean bathroom. 3. Clean entire rest of domicile.

Cleaning impaired person's weekly chore list: 1. Don't get peanut butter on sheets.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 15, 2017, 09:01:46 PM
2. Don't get cracker crumbs in bed
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 16, 2017, 05:24:24 AM
Good or bad?

"Television and soccer have successfully replaced religion as substitutes for thought"

and how about a second opinion on TV?

"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your house" (David Frost)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 16, 2017, 05:30:40 AM
"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.  Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."

-Louisa May Alcott
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 16, 2017, 05:33:30 AM
I have so many hobbies. That I can't feel bored even at home.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 16, 2017, 03:57:45 PM
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 17, 2017, 04:03:30 AM
"You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires.  Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want."

-Marcia Wieder
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 17, 2017, 05:16:33 AM
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

:tearlaugh:     So very true!!!     :tearlaugh:

(mine is probably atrophic though, as it gives me at most a mild itch... :winks:)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 17, 2017, 05:21:58 AM
I locked mine in a tight box and take it out once a century and polish it once in a while
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 17, 2017, 05:59:32 AM
Yesterday I saw my doctor and got plenty of wise advice...

"I don't care to be the healthiest corpse of the graveyard. It would be a terrible waste"

and in the same vein,

"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 19, 2017, 05:32:16 PM
Without fools there would be no wisdom.

- traveler met in "The Werewolf of London" movie 1935
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 20, 2017, 03:51:40 AM
Tonight I spent a sleepless half-an-hour listing up all my major missteps...

"It would be great if also in real life every now and then one could press Ctrl Z, or occasionally even Ctrl Alt Del"

but there's always a remedy for everything:

"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life" (George Bernard Shaw)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 20, 2017, 04:23:42 AM
"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth."

-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 20, 2017, 12:11:45 PM
A healthy sleep not only makes your life longer, but also shortens the workday.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 20, 2017, 06:31:28 PM
In the end, everything is a gag.

- Charlie Chaplin
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 21, 2017, 09:18:23 PM
"I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.  I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want."

-Paul (A.D. 1st cent.)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 22, 2017, 05:15:48 AM
"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 22, 2017, 05:18:10 AM
Most people don't realize that the mind constantly chatters.

And yet, that chatter winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 22, 2017, 12:46:42 PM
Subway is definitely the healthiest fast food available because they make you get out of the car.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: heddheld on November 22, 2017, 01:04:15 PM
1 st half of that I thought you'd lost your marbles .........then I remembered drive ins  :shrug:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 22, 2017, 02:45:29 PM
You would have been correct on the "Lost Marbles" part also  :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 22, 2017, 05:26:17 PM
I am jealous ... you were issued marbles ... I never got any :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 22, 2017, 06:49:56 PM
Which truly does explain a lot :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 23, 2017, 10:37:28 AM
"The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are."

-Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 24, 2017, 05:47:59 AM
"Our happiness or unhappiness depends as much on our temperaments as on our luck."

-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 24, 2017, 05:58:52 AM
"I have arrived, I am home"

        means "I don't want to run anymore." You need that insight in order to be truly established in the here and now, and to embrace life with all its wonders.

- Thίch Nhất Hạnh
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 24, 2017, 08:02:48 AM
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, 1927
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 24, 2017, 08:18:03 AM
Very true
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 24, 2017, 08:38:42 AM
Yesterday a 9-year-old asked me how do computers work inside...

"Teaching how it works takes far less toil and art than showing why it's fun"

 ... and after a while her not-so-bright mother asked me peevishly not to fill her child's head with 'that rubbish'.

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do" (Benjamin Franklin)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 24, 2017, 08:54:38 AM

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do" (Benjamin Franklin)

Isn't that the truth and four of them work where I do :sigh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 24, 2017, 11:44:03 AM
My boss use to say I intimidate the other employees, so I would just stare at him until he apologized.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 24, 2017, 11:58:46 AM
My boss use to say I intimidate the other employees, so I would just stare at him until he apologized.

:tearlaugh:      :(ROFLMAO:       :funny:       :(ROFLMAO:      :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 24, 2017, 12:11:21 PM
My boss use to say I intimidate the other employees, so I would just stare at him until he apologized.

Damn I need to try this at work
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 25, 2017, 06:34:39 AM
Occasionally some amazing analogies pop up without warning...

"Let me smell you," said the wolf to the lamb "and if you smell clean I’ll let you go".
"Let me see your license," said the cop to the driver…

and, speaking of law enforcement,

"In America the policeman is a working-class hero. In England the policeman is a working-class traitor" (Martin Amis)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 25, 2017, 06:54:12 AM
"My lord, we know what we are now, but not what we may become."

Hamlet.  Ophelia.  The wisdom of the mad.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 25, 2017, 07:10:31 AM
"My lord, we know what we are now, but not what we may become."

Hamlet.  Ophelia.  The wisdom of the mad.

Good thing I had my only cup of :java: As that quote requires reflection as it is quite profound ... just saying
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 25, 2017, 07:11:47 AM
Only the madman may see the path through the tangled forest.

- The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) Ghost Light
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 25, 2017, 01:55:30 PM
Somewhere an elderly lady reads a book on how to use the internet, while a young boy googles "how to read a book".
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 25, 2017, 03:03:33 PM
That is ever so scary .... but sadly accurate
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 25, 2017, 07:29:20 PM
People are apes .... men are monkeys

- Madam Vashtra - Dr. Who: Deep Breath
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 26, 2017, 07:23:20 PM
In the middle of a discussion on teaching the young:

"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."

The Republic
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 26, 2017, 07:52:45 PM
Oh this is good .... you are putting me in the mood to read my copy.

I was fairly certain I had a copy some where, found it but the scary part is I found that I have a second copy.

:thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 26, 2017, 08:31:41 PM
You know what I hate about the obvious.

     Missing it.

- The Doctor (Peter Capaldi)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 27, 2017, 04:10:31 AM
In the middle of a discussion on teaching the young:

"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."

The Republic

If only that were true!
I would really have a better use for all those neurons crammed with Punic Wars, de bello Gallico, dicotyledons, phenolphtalein, passive aorist, Anaximander, the prerogatives of the Holy Ghost and other crap like that, that keep sucking precious resources between my ears without giving much in return!
But alas, all that rubbish was shoved down my throat under the name of 'culture' when I was too weak to defend myself, and I won't ever be able to get rid of it :sad:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 27, 2017, 04:48:06 AM
If only that were true!
I would really have a better use for all those neurons crammed with Punic Wars, de bello Gallico, dicotyledons, phenolphtalein, passive aorist, Anaximander, the prerogatives of the Holy Ghost and other crap like that, that keep sucking precious resources between my ears without giving much in return!
But alas, all that rubbish was shoved down my throat under the name of 'culture' when I was too weak to defend myself, and I won't ever be able to get rid of it :sad:

Ah, the Quote Master / Centaur of the Universe arises! 

Just think of what it adds to your ability to have conversations when you're familiar with Cicero, Julius Caesar, botany, organic chemistry, ancient Greek, systematics and (I have no idea what the prerogatives of the Holy Ghost is from)!  [This part is intended as a joke, but textual responses sometimes go awry -- consider this a theatrical motivation note.]

I believe that culture is important, both as a common subsumptive myth as well as instruction on how to live your life fully.
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Post by: Jherrith on November 27, 2017, 05:15:39 AM
"Old Earth, worn by the ages, wracked by rain and storm, exhausted yet ever ready to produce what life must have to go on!"

-Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 27, 2017, 05:31:33 AM
"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far."

The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 27, 2017, 05:38:36 AM
Scary isn't it
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 27, 2017, 06:57:10 AM
Ah, the Quote Master / Centaur of the Universe arises!
Not really, that was just a minor tail flapping... :winks:   
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Just think of what it adds to your ability to have conversations when you're familiar with Cicero, Julius Caesar, botany, organic chemistry, ancient Greek, systematics and (I have no idea what the prerogatives of the Holy Ghost is from)!  [This part is intended as a joke, but textual responses sometimes go awry -- consider this a theatrical motivation note.]

True, but only when I find a conversation partner who has suffered a very similar manner of coerced education, and the Reaper keeps removing them one by one with an increasing speed...  :OMFG:
Unfortunately then I'm very little conversant with soccer and baseball heroes, don't have a TV set (ah, my pathological fear of stupidity pollution!), am not on Facebook, and read about royal weddings only in connection with haircuts, thus my skills as a conversationalist are rather limited... :winks:

Mmmh, forget about the Holy Ghost - I was reared in a catholic country where religion was a compulsory subject. That's why it took me years to change from the hard-core atheist I used to be then to the reasonable agnostic I'm now :grin:

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I believe that culture is important, both as a common subsumptive myth as well as instruction on how to live your life fully.
I'll take the subsumptive myth: without a common background, no matter how randomly chosen, getting along with our fellow humans would be as easy as threading a needle wearing boxing gloves.
But as far as living my life fully goes... well, as long as it's really my life I'd rather find the way myself than follow instructions written for a world that is now nobbut a faint shadow in the past :smile:


P.S.: as I clicked on REPLY I only meant to emphasize that I can testify under oath that knowledge acquired under compulsion sticks to the victim's mind better than a chewing-gum to a rubber sole.
All the rest came against my will :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on November 27, 2017, 08:24:53 AM
True, but only when I find a conversation partner who has suffered a very similar manner of coerced education, and the Reaper keeps removing them one by one with an increasing speed...  :OMFG:

Fewer friends each year here as well.   :sad:
 
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But as far as living my life fully goes... well, as long as it's really my life I'd rather find the way myself than follow instructions written for a world that is now nobbut a faint shadow in the past :smile:

I must admit that, while I have tried to hear what was being said, I have failed miserably to do all of that which was recommended.  I might even be accused of ignoring a great deal of good advice.

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P.S.: as I clicked on REPLY I only meant to emphasize that I can testify under oath that knowledge acquired under compulsion sticks to the victim's mind better than a chewing-gum to a rubber sole.
All the rest came against my will :tearlaugh:

I was certainly not putting Socrates' observation forward as a necessarily correct one.  Only as a Taught of the day.   :whattodo:   I even more question HPL's belief that the Universe is out to get us.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 28, 2017, 04:03:57 AM
"The most important fact about Spaceship Earth: An instruction book didn't come with it."

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
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Post by: thelufias on November 28, 2017, 10:24:13 AM
My favorite mythical creature?

The honest politician.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 29, 2017, 05:23:50 AM
Becoming "awake" involves seeing our confusion more clearly.

- Chögyam Trungpa
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 29, 2017, 05:32:59 AM
"Our earthly ball a peopled garden."

-Goethe (1749-1832)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 29, 2017, 05:42:32 AM
This morning I woke up from a wonderful dream...

"Dreaming should be forbidden, it makes reality unbearable"

and still speaking of dreams...

"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first" (Benjamin Franklin)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 29, 2017, 10:19:42 AM
This morning I woke up from a wonderful dream...

"Dreaming should be forbidden, it makes reality unbearable"

and still speaking of dreams...

"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first" (Benjamin Franklin)

Yup...waking up from a good dream is the pits...because you know darn well no matter how hard you try...you'll not dream the same dream twice.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 29, 2017, 10:27:51 AM
When I told the doctor about my loss of memory, he made me pay in advance.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 29, 2017, 10:39:12 AM

Yup...waking up from a good dream is the pits...because you know darn well no matter how hard you try...you'll not dream the same dream twice.


But at least it gives you something to treasure - as long as you're wise enough not to compare it with reality...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 29, 2017, 11:20:36 AM
But at least it gives you something to treasure - as long as you're wise enough not to compare it with reality...

So very true....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 29, 2017, 09:50:43 PM
Now if only I could remember a dream :sigh: :shrug: :whattodo:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Scouseaphrenia on November 30, 2017, 12:27:59 AM
I think therefore i am...


-Descartes


I'm pink therefore I'm Spam...


-Fray Bentos...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on November 30, 2017, 12:58:36 AM
I am therefore I think...

(delusion of humanity)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 30, 2017, 07:51:53 AM
Every time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

- Rene Daumal
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 30, 2017, 07:54:55 AM
I still haven't figured out how to separate the path of creativity from the spiritual path.

Sometimes I think they are one and the same.

- Ethan Nichtern
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on November 30, 2017, 07:57:19 AM
Every time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

- Rene Daumal

This reminded me of Cat Stevens' song "Morning Has Broken":

Morning has broken, like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 30, 2017, 07:58:36 AM
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on November 30, 2017, 04:05:50 PM
The dinner I was cooking for my family was going to be a surprise but the fire trucks ruined it.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on November 30, 2017, 06:26:42 PM
Am I in hell .... ?

I am not scared of hell.

Hell, is just heaven for bad people.

- The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on December 01, 2017, 02:29:33 AM
Am I in hell .... ?

I am not scared of hell.

Hell, is just heaven for bad people.

I couldn't agree more! :winks:
The company of all those holier-than-thou goody-goodies would make the rest of the eternity totally unbearable for me, :grin:
whilst down there we'd be likely to meet with so many interesting people, maybe even more than here in the Attic  :yippee:

Mark Twain wrote "Go to Heaven for the climate, to Hell for the company",

although it is controversial that he was the first to say so - all in all Heaven doesn't seem to be that popular, perhaps they need a better tourist agency...
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 01, 2017, 06:39:16 AM
"In this broad earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection."

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on December 01, 2017, 08:08:18 AM
Just lingering a while on the ways and goals of education.
About its goals,


"We are born wolves and education aims at turning us into lambs. It’s a good thing, particularly appreciated by those who manage to stay wolves"

and about its ways,

"We have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school" (Ivan Illich)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 02, 2017, 06:21:36 AM
“It is very difficult also to sacrifice one's suffering. A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.”
  -- G.I. Gurdjieff

and on education (perhaps)

“Knowledge can be acquired by a suitable and complete study, no matter what the starting point is. Only one must know how to 'learn.' What is nearest to us is man; and you are the nearest of all men to yourself. Begin with the study of yourself; remember the saying 'Know thyself.”
 -- G.I. Gurdjieff
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on December 02, 2017, 07:25:52 AM
First Ivan Illitch quote: :thumb_up:

The Gurdjieff quotes: :thumb_up:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 02, 2017, 12:19:57 PM
I agree with Ray.....   :thumb_up:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 03, 2017, 05:21:04 AM
I think Freeman Dyson agrees with Chiron:

“We must be careful not to discourage our twelve-year-olds by making them waste the best years of their lives preparing for examinations.”

and a little more indirectly:

“The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries.”


Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 07:46:22 AM
Ah yes, now that is a refreshing thought .... truth
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: sidherose on December 03, 2017, 07:51:50 AM
Truth.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 03, 2017, 12:32:29 PM
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 01:06:53 PM
It is good to be among people who understand that life is more complex than darkness and light.

- Lord Parise


Still it is the journey of life of life that matters, and not the goal.

- Lord Parise


* Homecoming Book II: Maestro by R. A. Salvatore
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 03:58:35 PM
There will be roads that should not be followed; there will be armies that should not be attacked

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 03:59:47 PM
If their encampment seems open to attack, then it is a trap.

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 04:01:42 PM
When you have no way to turn, it is desperate ground.

-Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 04:05:43 PM
Seeing into darkness is clarity
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
   and return to the source of light
This is called practicing eternity.

- Tao Te Ching

         #52 fourth verse
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 03, 2017, 06:01:15 PM
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Amen!

Seeing into darkness is clarity
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
   and return to the source of light
This is called practicing eternity.

- Tao Te Ching

         #52 fourth verse

It is so.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 03, 2017, 06:41:34 PM
Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.

- Tao Te Ching

            #33 first verse
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on December 04, 2017, 05:57:04 AM
Just an idle thought...

"Granting cats the same duties and right as dogs by making felinism a federal law won’t prevent them from purring, hunting mice, and minding their own business exactly as before"

and, of course completely unrelated,

"Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think in a deeper voice" (Bill Cosby)
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 04, 2017, 06:26:38 AM


"Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think in a deeper voice" (Bill Cosby)

Well, that explains a lot
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 04, 2017, 06:27:01 AM
"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great."

-Niccolo Machiavelli
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 04:42:38 AM
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive.  There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them."

-George Eliot
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 04:44:19 AM
Random selection from:

Passable ground is terrain that can be crossed by either side.

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 04:45:15 AM
Whilst you are unsure of victory, defend ...

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 05, 2017, 05:03:46 AM
Thus the superior man
Understands the transitory
In the light of the eternity of the end.

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 05:23:31 AM
Yes :allhail:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 05, 2017, 07:32:04 PM
I'm great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 07:37:25 PM
 :sigh: :thud: :sigh:

Guess a Christmas gift of the book, "How to be a Productivity Ninja" (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-be-a-productivity-ninja-graham-allcott/1117836931?ean=9781785780288) would be wasted on you :tearlaugh:

 :shhhh: It is wasted on me too as all I have done is cracked the cover once and that was in the store :thud:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 05, 2017, 07:47:00 PM
You got further then I did....I went to look it up but misspelt  "Productivity" and said the hell with it.....
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 07:50:43 PM
Which is why I edited my post with the link to the book instead :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 05, 2017, 07:52:04 PM
Figured as much but figured I could click on it at a later date :java:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 05, 2017, 07:54:15 PM
Yep a professional procrastinator has nothing on you   :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 05, 2017, 07:58:03 PM
 :thumb_up:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 06, 2017, 04:49:25 AM
"We must each find our separate meaning in the persuasion of our days until we meet in the meaning of the world."

-Christopher Fry
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 06, 2017, 04:52:36 AM
Had Chinese for dinner last night

Fortune cookie #1 says:

Remember to share good fortune as well as bad with your friends.

Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 06, 2017, 04:55:17 AM
Fortune cookie #2 says:

At 20 years of age, the will reigns,

       at 30 the wit,

at 40 the judgement.

Heaven help us all since I am 60 years of age. :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 06, 2017, 04:57:19 AM
To hold an entire army unbroken in the face of an enemy attack is achieved by use of both the oblique and the direct.

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 06, 2017, 04:58:47 AM
Manoeuvres against the enemy can bring great advantage or great peril.

- Sun Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 06, 2017, 10:39:50 AM
Behind every angry woman is a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 07, 2017, 04:11:38 AM
Which makes me so glad I never took the final exam and got married
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 07, 2017, 04:12:08 AM
"I want to do it because I want to do it."

-Amelia Earhart
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 08, 2017, 04:16:46 AM
"There are only two stimulants to one's best efforts: the fear of punishment, and the hope of reward."

-John M. Wilson
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 08, 2017, 05:55:26 AM
"A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live."

Lao Tzu
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 08, 2017, 06:33:46 AM
 :yes:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 08, 2017, 07:16:05 PM
The most important thing in music, is what is not in the notes.

- Pablo Casals
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 09, 2017, 10:50:32 AM
Cheer up! Remember the less you have, the more there is to get.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 09, 2017, 04:48:13 PM
It is only the empty mind that can see clearly.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 09, 2017, 04:48:47 PM
You can observe a lot by watching.

- Yogi Berra
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 09, 2017, 04:50:31 PM
Everything falls under the law of change, like a dream, a phantom, a bubble, a shadow, like dew or a flash of lightning; you should contemplate this.

- The Diamond Sutra
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: thelufias on December 09, 2017, 05:06:05 PM
Entered what I ate today into my new fitness app and it just sent an ambulance to my house.
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 09, 2017, 05:07:09 PM
Entered what I ate today into my new fitness app and it just sent an ambulance to my house.

Boy howdy your meal planning needs some adjustment do it not :tearlaugh:


:ambulance:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: rrkknight3 on December 09, 2017, 05:09:17 PM
Entered what I ate today into my new fitness app and it just sent an ambulance to my house.

 :(ROFLMAO: :tearlaugh: :letsparty: :psycho:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 11, 2017, 05:16:46 AM
"Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions.  We must search for some other coin."

-John Cudahy
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Chiron on December 12, 2017, 01:20:53 AM
"Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions.  We must search for some other coin."

Such as bitcoins, for instance?  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 12, 2017, 04:19:38 AM
"Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting others to current facts."

-William O. Douglas
Title: Re: About TL's "Taught" of The Day 2017
Post by: Jherrith on December 12, 2017, 05:36:55 AM
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.

- Marcel Proust