“Everyone here who believes in telekinesis please raise my hand”
Love it, macgyver!
Here’s a similar one, though not as clever, attributed to a N.Y. City police detective: “I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller’s parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.”
“Thinking is skilled work. It is not true that we are naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically—without learning how, or without practicing… People with untrained minds should no more expect to think clearly and logically than people who have never learned and never practiced can expect to find themselves good carpenters, golfers, bridge-players, or pianists.”
Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 23 May 2012 05:37 AM
If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. — Anatole France (1844-1924)
“It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”—U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert H. Jackson, 1950
“If we go back to the beginning of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture, and deception embellished or distorted them; that weakness worships them, that credulity nourishes them; that custom spears them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men” - Baron d’ Holbach
I blame this all on the English; you sent a boatload of Pilgrims. Just think if the Mayflower had been full of Italians. Davis Lucas - vineyard owner from California commenting on his lawsuit against New York State prohibiting direct (mail) sales of wine from out of state.
The time between sundown and sunrise belongs to the teller of tales and makers of music. From a t-shirt at Pocono’s Blues Fest 2005