RinkQuotes: Utter stupidities

teach: If one tells the truth, one is sure sooner or later to be found out. - Oscar Wilde. (17:40:08)
Ria: TOM: In a 60+% Hispanic town, too. (17:40:22)
ChrisA: Hmmmmmm..... Wonder what Bunthorne would have said to that. (17:40:27)
ChrisA: (to teach) (17:40:33)
Mia: Sam: Why can you not make me less tireder than now? (17:40:47)
teach: The good end happily, the bad unhappily - that is what fiction means.- ibid (17:40:59)
ChrisA: teach: "Remember, virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances." - The Mikado. (17:41:29)
teach: My fave: Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken up teaching. (17:41:46)
Selah: Hehe. (17:42:05)
Jaguar: teach: lol! (17:42:09)
ChrisA: teach: Or: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach teachers to teach." (17:42:13)
Beasty: Mark Twain "Golf is a good walk spoiled" (17:42:30)
teach: ChrisA - Scarily accurate. (17:42:31)
ChrisA: teach: I *am* glad. (17:42:42)
teach: LOL Beasty! (17:42:47)
ChrisA: I've been saying it too long to discover that it's false! (17:43:09)
Sam: /lesstired Mia (17:43:16)
Beasty: teach: Not heard that before? (17:43:21)
teach: Nope. Love it though. (17:43:34)
Beasty: He had loads of quotes like that. (17:43:49)
Selah: Mark Twain is awesome. (17:44:30)
teach: "The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don’t." Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) (17:44:44)
Jaguar: "An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy." -- Benjamin Stolberg (17:44:45)
ChrisA: Mark Twain, in "Following the Equator" (1896), said this about railway coffee: "And there were little villages, with neat stations well placarded with showy advertisements - mainly of almost too self-righteous brands of 'sheep dip'. If that is the name - and I think it is. It is a stuff like tar, and it is dabbed on to places where a shearer clips a piece out of the sheep. It bars out flies, and has healing properties, and a nip to it which makes the sheep skip like the cattle on a thousand hills. It is not good to eat. That is, it is not good to eat except when mixed with railroad coffee. It improves railroad coffee. Without it railroad coffee is too vague. But with it, it is quite assertive and enthusiastic. By itself, railroad coffee (17:44:46)
Selah: Rather, MT is *still* awesome. (17:44:51)
wintermute: Selah: But starting to smell a bit, now. (17:45:10)
Selah: Yeah, yeah. Whatever. (17:45:23)
ChrisA: oops continue that quote. "By itself, railroad coffee is too passive, but sheep-dip makes it wake up and get down to business. I wonder where they get railroad coffee?" (17:45:58)
Selah: I tried wording that three or four ways, knowing someone would object to whichever wording I finally decided on. ;) (17:45:58)
teach: A great many people think they are thinking when they are acutally rearranging their prejudices." William James (1842-1910) (17:46:02)
ChrisA: teach: Again, scarily true. (17:46:18)
ChrisA: Of me too at times. (17:46:26)
wintermute: "There are two types of people in the world. Those who divide people into to types, and those who don't. I am firlmly in the latter camp." (17:46:26)
ChrisA: LOL (17:46:36)
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Selah: Hehe. (17:46:38)
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teach: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former." Albert Einstein (17:46:49)
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Sam: DOES. NOT. MAKE. SENSE. (17:47:03)
Selah: What is wrong? (17:47:10)
ChrisA: Can't see it from here, whatever it is. (17:47:16)
wintermute: teach: Replace "human" with "MANGO's". (17:47:27)
teach: "You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty." (17:47:30)
Selah: LOL. (17:47:40)
teach: LOL wm! (17:47:41)
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ChrisA: wm: Very good, keep it up. (17:47:57)
Morris: "The End" - Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Dante, sop, etc. (17:47:59)
ChrisA: Morris: Rather hackneyed, that phrase. (17:48:13)
Beasty: One of my own from PC support experience. "Never underestimate the power of the user to screw it up". (17:48:16)
ChrisA: To err is human. To really screw things up requires a computer. (17:48:32)
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ChrisA: Is someone quoting this? (17:48:51)
Morris: I think it's funny that you called " (17:48:51)
Jaguar: Morris, ChrisA: I prefer "Thend". Did anyone every write that? (17:48:53)
teach: LOL Beasty! I can attest to the accuracy of that. (17:49:01)
Jaguar: *ever (17:49:05)
Morris: I think it's funny that you called "The end" hackneyed but then made that human/computer joke. (17:49:21)
ChrisA: Morris: I didn't say that human/computer joke wasn't. I like to reply in kind. (17:49:46)
Morris: I see. (17:50:04)
Beasty: teach: I had one user who was convinced his keyboard was making him misspell words in his emails. ie, it was deliberately inserting extra letters. (17:50:09)
teach: 640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981 (17:50:13)
teach: LOL Beasty! You must have a million stupid user stories. (17:50:32)
Selah: teach: I've heard that one. Hee. (17:50:35)
Morris: "One time I ate a bug." - Dave Parker. (17:50:36)
wintermute: teach: That seems to be apocripha. (17:50:40)
Selah: LOL, Morris. (17:51:03)
teach: Another great Mark Twain: "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." (17:51:37)
Beasty: teach: A few. Like the secretary that missed an A3 poster on a printer that said "DO NOT TOUCH! TURNED OFF FOR MAINTENANCE" (17:51:38)