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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2017, 03:58:50 PM »
I'll be Ingressive instead of Digressive, can I have a tip now?  ;)

If, when dressing, you button your shirt by starting with aligning either the top or bottom button to its parallel buttonhole, you will avoid the blunder of the asymmetrically buttoned shirt -- that is, unless the shirt is missing said top or bottom button.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2017, 04:35:47 AM »
When you read an expression like 59½ years of age, the tax code must be involved.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2017, 05:26:51 AM »
For many years I have wanted to undertake a serious study of the bounce that things take when they fall: bits of food, mint M&Ms, screws, bolts, nuts, friends, etc.  More often than not these head off in a direction that is decidedly counter-intuitive, indeed (it seems to me), deliberately, willfully so.  My study will determine once and for all that we live in an antagonistic, hostile world that opposes us in every thing. (Yes, I have observed some rare instances in which the concluding position of a fallen object is precisely where I expected it.  This, I am certain, is intended only to perplex us the more.  My study will resolve these issues and is likely to have far-ranging implications...). 
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2017, 07:58:24 AM »
For many years I have wanted to undertake a serious study of the bounce that things take when they fall: bits of food, mint M&Ms, screws, bolts, nuts, friends, etc.  More often than not these head off in a direction that is decidedly counter-intuitive, indeed (it seems to me), deliberately, willfully so.  My study will determine once and for all that we live in an antagonistic, hostile world that opposes us in everything.

I would like to know why things break in threes.
For instance while washing dishes, I dropped something that broke on the floor. Soon afterwards the cat knocked glass from a shelf and repeated her performance a couple days later.
There is also the phenomenon that tiny broken shards will appear weeks, if not months later.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2017, 09:18:53 AM »

There is also the phenomenon that tiny broken shards will appear weeks, if not months later.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2017, 09:30:55 AM »
I know a cat that is moving from Cleveland to Salem this weekend.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2017, 09:45:50 AM »
There is also the phenomenon that tiny broken shards will appear weeks, if not months later.

I found one of those this morning.

My bare feet usually find them.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2017, 09:04:27 AM »
"I'm not Italian, no, I'm a nude descending a staircase."
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« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2017, 02:22:34 AM »
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2017, 06:52:19 AM »
"I do find it telling that when it's schoolchildren or Black Church-members who are shot we are told that it's just a lone madman, but when a Republican is shot it is the result of some political trend."
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »
     When you take the big interstate highway into Massachusetts the signs have a little pilgrim hat:

     

     We like to make jokes when the sign appears coming back from the family visit to Buffalo.

     "Abandon hope.....
 
     "In Massachusetts no one can hear you scream"
     
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2017, 09:55:52 AM »
From a 1994 review (i.e., the year the film opened) of Cronos in the Washington Post:

‘Lipsky agrees with del Toro that “there is no emerging ‘New Mexican Cinema.’ Like Water for Chocolate succeeded the way it did because it was a great motion picture and a beautiful costume piece, aided and abetted by a best-selling book, that happened to incorporate into its fabric sex and food, which have always been very promotable themes.”’

Put like that, it explains why the little I watched of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia struck me as abhorrently cynical.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2017, 07:36:22 PM »
New Philip Glass opera: "Christie on the Beach."
"I don't know what sforzando means, though it clearly means something."

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« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2017, 02:01:44 AM »
This year's nominee for best appearance of a string instrument in a movie review:

“Cut to some years later, after del Toro has established himself as one of the hottest directors worldwide and Disney sold their Miramax label: viola! director's cut.”

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2017, 02:24:57 AM »
New Philip Glass opera: "Christie on the Beach."

(* bites his tongue *)
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2017, 08:41:51 AM »
I have a gold tooth. There, I finally said it. One of my maxillary central incisors (upper front teeth) is gold.
My tooth was broken in a fight (not a boxing bout) when I was a young man and I believed the dentist when he assured me that gold was the way to go. Until very recently I considered getting it changed but I've now decided it's to stay. It's part of me. And my ex used to say "It makes you look like a pirate" but I think she was just trying to make me feel better about myself.
What doesn't kill you always makes you stronger - unless you were too weak to begin with, of course. Fact.

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« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2017, 08:46:11 AM »
"I'm still searchin' for a tooth of gold,
And I'm growin' old."

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« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2017, 02:15:38 AM »
While he may not have written it himself, this comes courtesy of comedic genius Philip Proctor:

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A brunette goes into a doctor's office and tells the doctor that her body hurts wherever she touches it.

“Impossible,” says the doctor. “Show me.”

She takes her finger, presses it on her elbow, and screams in agony. She pushes her finger on her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams, and so it goes on; everywhere she touches makes her scream with pain.

The doctor says, “You're not really a brunette are you?”

She says, “No, I dyed my hair. I'm naturally blonde.”

“I thought so,” He says. “Your finger is broken.”

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2017, 03:05:16 AM »
While he may not have written it himself, this comes courtesy of comedic genius Philip Proctor:

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A brunette goes into a doctor's office and tells the doctor that her body hurts wherever she touches it.

“Impossible,” says the doctor. “Show me.”

She takes her finger, presses it on her elbow, and screams in agony. She pushes her finger on her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams, and so it goes on; everywhere she touches makes her scream with pain.

The doctor says, “You're not really a brunette are you?”

She says, “No, I dyed my hair. I'm naturally blonde.”

“I thought so,” He says. “Your finger is broken.”

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I'd like to chortle at this, but that's your domain. So I'll try a chuckle (privately) and see how it goes.
What doesn't kill you always makes you stronger - unless you were too weak to begin with, of course. Fact.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2017, 03:40:01 AM »
Be at liberty!
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