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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1215 on: August 27, 2015, 08:14:19 PM »
Ran across this today and felt it an apt description of what writers do before fingers pick up pen and paper or touch keyboard.


Dreams heed no borders, the eyes need no visas. With eyes shut I walk across the line in time. All the time.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1216 on: August 27, 2015, 08:56:10 PM »
"A minute can seem like a lifetime, oh baby, when I feel this way."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1217 on: September 07, 2015, 04:01:14 PM »
You know those cookies on your pc, well one day they will be so good at tracking you that they will know when you are going to fart and pop up an ad for air freshener.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1218 on: September 07, 2015, 05:58:15 PM »
You know those cookies on your pc, well one day they will be so good a tracking you that they will know when you are going to fart and pop up an ad for air freshener.

Have you seen the Poopourri commercials, Mark? Brilliant advertising and quite funny, you can probably find them on YouTube. I thought it was one of those spoof Saturday Night Live commercials, but apparently, it's a real product. Your post made me think of that.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1219 on: September 08, 2015, 04:36:37 PM »
Have you seen the Poopourri commercials, Mark? Brilliant advertising and quite funny, you can probably find them on YouTube. I thought it was one of those spoof Saturday Night Live commercials, but apparently, it's a real product. Your post made me think of that.

I hadn't. I have now. It's a strange world. I have to say that the product would be useless in Germany.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1220 on: September 08, 2015, 04:43:18 PM »
Only in America, maybe? Why is that? Maybe that's why mine aren't so bad, you know, smell like roses, because I'm part German? ;) Only kidding. Crap joke, I know.

I guess we're crude here, compared to other places in the world.

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« Reply #1221 on: September 08, 2015, 04:56:04 PM »
It's years since I lived in Germany, but I assume the toilets haven't changed. For those who don't know, I'll explain: rather than a water filled bowl, they have a ... porcelain shelf. When you flush, the water rushes down and sweeps the contents off the shelf and down the drain. The system has its pros and cons. Anyway, the pooppurri thing would not work as it relies on the bowl.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1222 on: September 08, 2015, 05:11:15 PM »
It's years since I lived in Germany, but I assume the toilets haven't changed. For those who don't know, I'll explain: rather than a water filled bowl, they have a ... porcelain shelf. When you flush, the water rushes down and sweeps the contents off the shelf and down the drain. The system has its pros and cons. Anyway, the pooppurri thing would not work as it relies on the bowl.

So, it was the germans who took a deuce in the urinals?
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1223 on: September 08, 2015, 05:17:18 PM »
Got you, Mark. Did not know that. Americans are wasteful. I've always thought that toilets were a poor waste of water, especially when in parts of the world, there are people without water. It would definitely help to save water if there wasn't a full toilet of water for every flush, plus more (2-3 gallons per flush on average).

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1224 on: September 08, 2015, 05:27:16 PM »
Back to the topic in hand... Remember not to hold tour breath while waiting for the plop! Hitler, warning Stalin on his first visit to Berlin.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1225 on: September 09, 2015, 01:08:53 PM »
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1226 on: September 11, 2015, 11:37:15 AM »
"I don't believe, I know." Carl Jung

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1227 on: September 17, 2015, 07:27:54 PM »
I like this. Just before the German version of B. Traven's 1926 novel, The Death Ship, went to press, the publisher asked him for publicity information and photographs. The author replied:

My personal history would not be disappointing to readers, but it is my own affair which I want to keep to myself. I am in fact in no way more important than is the typesetter for my books, the man who works the mill; ...no more important than the man who binds my books and the woman who wraps them and the scrubwoman who cleans up the office.

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

Philip K. Dick

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1228 on: September 18, 2015, 06:00:22 AM »
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1229 on: September 28, 2015, 11:49:11 AM »
Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.

Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)
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