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"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will stay with me forever as they sit inside me,getting turned over and over, being blown completely out of proportion."
'And everybody expects me to be happy, which only makes things worse!'
'My grandfather always used to say 'Son, if it ain't dysfunctional, don't attempt preemptive maintenance intervention on it.' Or something like that.'
They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
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An old cliche comes under fire from yet another special interest group.
"Trust me, they get a lot more forgetful when it comes time to pay their tab."
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W M. Beemers Adages
'Can of worms - do not open!'
"I don't understand why the pen is mightier than the sword."
"Looks like someone's eyes are bigger than his liver."
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"We all make mistakes. That's why pencils have erasers!"
"You're not getting through the eye of a needle with that ass."
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"Remember, when you point a finger at someone else...there are three fingers being total cowards.
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Comedy emerges from a character witness.
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"Speaking only for myself, the unexamined life was a total gas!"
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Some Lesser Known Rules of Thumb.
Survey results: 9 out of 10 angels feel that dancing on the head of a pin is demeaning and potentially quite hazardous.
A Truism's Journey
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"And so I said 'J.B., everybody knows THAT dog won't hunt!'"
"Everything in your life has gone smoothly. That's a violation of Murphy's law."
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Geologic Time Heals All Wounds.
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As Dumb as Dirt?
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"Now I'll demonstrate how, with a minimum of capital investment, you can make a mountain out of a molehill!"
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"How many times have I got to tell you?...Stay out of that stuff!"
The apple that fell pretty darned far from the tree.