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  1.  (217.1)
    "Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."
    -- H.P. Lovecraft
  2.  (217.2)
    Now I know what to tell my friends when I'm dragged to clubs and have no money to amuse my liver with. Much obliged.
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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    That would explain the odd looks I get when I do my daily naked can-can on my desk at work...

    Note to self: make sure there is a half empty whisky bottle on the desk before doing that.

    "Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid."
    - Heinrich Heine
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.4)
    My hometown hero. Also, I'm apparently insane.
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007 edited
     (217.5)
    Oh, that puts me between a rock and a hard place...I'll never stop dancing...

    Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. --Orson Welles
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.6)
    Nobody can dance well, even good dancers. The entire point of asking someone to dance is to say "hello, I am an idiot. Would you like to look as ridiculous as I do at the same time?"

    Relatedly unrelated: my favourite Lovecraft is The Rats in the Walls.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.7)
    I danced sober once. It somewhat resembled the dance from Robert's wedding reception on Everybody Loves Raymond.

    "Go to heaven for the climate, and hell for the company" - Mark Twain
    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.8)
    I once cleared a dancefloor with my drunken dancing - not a pretty sight.


    “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of
    liking them.”
    -- Jane Austen
  3.  (217.9)
    "The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."
    - H.P. Lovecraft

    And you will never catch me dancing, unless I am really, really drunk also.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.10)
    "If a person with a bullet can change the world, imagine what a person with an idea can do."

    -J. Michael Straczynski

    I'm a tolerable dancer from what I hear, but it's been a long, long time since I danced, so that may have atrophied.
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
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  4.  (217.12)
    "If a person with a bullet can change the world, imagine what a person with an idea can do."

    Fail to use it as a shield against bullets.
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      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.13)
    But then what’s science anyway, eh? I mean, it’s only a rigorously tested peer reviewed system of knowledge about the way our world works built up over centuries, that’s all. It’s not a patch on mindless superstition, which has been around for far longer and brought us exciting things like ghosts and demons, witch trials and the tooth fairy
    .

    Charlie Brooker.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.14)
    Well, I guess I'm insane then. But, Lovecraft's one to talk. :|
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.15)
    Mm. Point taken.
  5.  (217.16)
    The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources

    - Albert Einstein

    My signature on non professional email, which at least one person has told me is really inappropriate for someone in my line of work.
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      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
     (217.17)
    If cats could talk, they would lie


    No clue who said it though.
  6.  (217.18)
    Hate to get political here, but the best quite I read today was Keith Olbermann:

    " We have either a president who is too dishonest to restrain himself from invoking World War Three about Iran at least six weeks after he had to have known that the analogy would be fantastic, irresponsible hyperbole — or we have a president too transcendently stupid not to have asked — at what now appears to have been a series of opportunities to do so — whether the fairy tales he either created or was fed, were still even remotely plausible.

    A pathological presidential liar, or an idiot-in-chief. It is the nightmare scenario of political science fiction: A critical juncture in our history and, contained in either answer, a president manifestly unfit to serve, and behind him in the vice presidency: an unapologetic war-monger who has long been seeing a world visible only to himself."

    I love the way that man rants - like a scalpel in the hands of a street-fighter.
  7.  (217.19)
    "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
    Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Words to live by.

    "The art of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing thoughts in mind while still retaining the ability to function."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8.  (217.20)
    Sig line from my personal email:

    When one has the least bit of spare time, he should always take out some
    piece of literature or something with characters on it that he has kept in
    his pocket, and read where no one will be looking.
    -- Hojo Nagauji (1432-1519)
    The Twenty-One Precepts of Hojo Soun



    Anyone who knows my daily habits knows the truth of this....

    As for dancing, that's why the gods invented margaritas....

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