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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:50 pm 
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I stared at the forum list for about 15 minutes... OK, seconds... before settling on this one. Feel free to move the thread if you can find a better place. :blackeye:

I intend this to be a place for brief quotes from this board, the Net, the billboards, the bumper stickers, etc.

What prompted this? The metaquotes community on LJ (to which I do not link for vocabulary reasons) and this quote from an LJ RPer community:

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Edit because Teh, God of Typos, paid my keyboard a visit. Bastard.


P.S.: On metaquotes, it is customary to link to original context. I am a bit hesitant as again, the source community tends to colorful, extra-vocabulary language.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Frelga, there is no restriction on linking here. Link away. We don't allow people under 13 to register here, so we don't have to restrict links as TORC does, and we don't.

A warning is polite, but that's all that's necessary. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Teh may be the God of Typos but he has many attendent Maiar.
Among many there is the thunder god CAPSLOCK WHO CAN'T STOP SHOUTING and his quieter consort who often visits me in the uk at any time; from january to december and their offspring Shift who can also appear all £^% days of the year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Form a Manwë poster's sig:

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Liberal: Someone who does not know how to solve a problem but pretends he does
Conservative: Someone who does not know how to solve a problem but pretends there is no problem.
Neocon: Someone who makes up problems.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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Reminds me of something Thom Hartmann said -
"A Libertarian is a Conservative who wants to do drugs and get laid."


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Angbasdil wrote:
Reminds me of something Thom Hartmann said -
"A Libertarian is a Conservative who wants to do drugs and get laid."


Yowza.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I'm going to throw modesty to the winds and metaquote myself. :oops:

Context: In (yet another) a Manwë discussion of age of Earth and creation vs. evolution, an argument came up (yet again) that Earth is so perfectly designed for humans, it can't be an accident.

Frelga wrote:
It's like saying, "Look how well the ice cube tray fits the shape of the ice cube!" and not realizing that the ice filled the shape of the tray.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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A moment later Dan Stepford marched into the room, looking keen, dynamic and intelligent. Difficult for a man that looked like a poodle.


The context is fighting dirty in corporate battles.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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