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Six-Word Epitaph
Posted: 21 September 2010 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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“Sought truth, realized there was none.”

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Posted: 21 September 2010 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I came, I saw, I left.

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Church; where sheep congregate to worship a zombie on a stick that turns into a cracker on Sundays…

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Posted: 21 September 2010 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I assume we get more than one try? If so ...

I was birth’d astride a grave.

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Posted: 23 September 2010 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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steveg144 - 21 September 2010 03:06 PM

I assume we get more than one try? If so ...

I was birth’d astride a grave.

Sure!

This reminds me of a long ago line from some old western movie. Even as a wee one, it really caught my attention…

“My life is but a journey from my birthplace to my grave.”

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Posted: 23 September 2010 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Occam. - 20 September 2010 07:00 PM

I don’t need six words:    “Succinct to the end.”    LOL

Occam

cool, ain’t it the truth Occam -

I’m gonna channel Terri Gross at Fresh Air again.
Monday she interviewed David Rakoff... quite the interesting interview, one that challenges your own thoughts of security. In any event, I’m submitting a six word epitaph on David’s behalf:

“beloved by many, loved by none”

I know it’s not jolly and happy, but it sure is poignant.
The next day her program had a perfect six world sound bite describing America - but I’m going to have to relisten to the interview to grab it.

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Posted: 23 September 2010 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Alrighty then,
A Foreign Correspondent Reflects On Iraq War
Anthony Shadid, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times

29:ish
“We Americans Do Not Understand History.”

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Posted: 28 September 2010 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I took mine from the Aphorisms of Hippocrates.

“Life is short, the Art long.”

It was always my favorite. The full text is:

“Life is short, and the Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.”

-RC

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Posted: 28 September 2010 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Goofy:  Be careful, don’t look behind you!  LOL
Literal: He came, he calculated, he shocked.
Religious: Wait ‘till you see the encore!
Humanist: One life, all we really need.
Sexual: Two chicks in here are hot!  grin
Playful: Your it, you can’t tag me.
Wise man: The answer you seek is 62.
Clairvoyant: Are you lost? Just head north.
Panicked: Somebody get these ants off me!
Morbid: The tomb encases an entire life.

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Posted: 29 September 2010 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Sickening: It’s you! How ‘bout a hug!
Obnoxious: My hand! My hand! Get off!
Sentimental: Memories, love, photos are our treasures.
Cheerful: No worries, dead and loving it!
Endearing: You’ve never looked better to me.
Perverse: Nice socks, they mismatch your panties.
Horticultural: Do water my plants today, please.
Digital: I’ve got no bars down here.
Musical: Push little daisies, they come up.
Illuminating: Got a light?  Its so dark.
Luxurious: Satin, plush, oaken, brass, The Best!

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Posted: 07 October 2010 02:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I mentioned this to my Wednesday lunch group, and a young woman who also has lunch at the restaurant with her husband each Wednesday was sitting behind us and overheard me.  She said quite quickly, Left the world a better place. 

Fascinating that a “random” restaurant patron could spit out a more precise, succinct statement of humanism in just a second, than any of us did.  smile

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Succinctness, clarity’s core.

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Posted: 09 October 2010 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Occam. - 07 October 2010 02:12 PM

I mentioned this to my Wednesday lunch group, and a young woman who also has lunch at the restaurant with her husband each Wednesday was sitting behind us and overheard me.  She said quite quickly, Left the world a better place. 

Fascinating that a “random” restaurant patron could spit out a more precise, succinct statement of humanism in just a second, than any of us did.  smile

Occam

ain’t life beautiful  

especially if we remember to listen to others

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Posted: 12 October 2010 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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So much potential, so little result.
Hey, who turned out the light?
Not exactly what I was expecting. (not mine)
Turn and face the strange changes
God’s a real sick practical joker
Fuck my enemies, I’m already dead.

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Posted: 12 October 2010 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Help!  Let me out of here!

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“In the end nature is horrific and teaches us nothing.” -Mutual of Omicron

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Posted: 12 October 2010 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Dead Monky - 12 October 2010 01:15 PM

Welcome to humanity.  Self-delusion is our art.

Welcome, humanity self-delusion are we.    tongue wink

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Posted: 17 October 2010 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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“Zombie in waiting. Back in 2012”
“Six words just isn’t enough to… “
“Nope. No God down here either.”
“CRIPES! The Scientologist were right!”
“A flashlight would have been nice”
“Your keys are down here”

I didn’t come up with this one, but it still would be great on a tombstone.

“Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?”

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