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Little scraps from the bucket

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1.  "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will    
      annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

      (Herm Albright quotes 1876-1944)

2.  Overheard at the Nativity;  "Oh look, it's a girl".
     (Tim Brooke-Taylor exploring interesting alternatives.)

3.  "Don't just rely on your beliefs.
     Everything is more complex than it seems,
     and being passionate doesn't make you right".

     (Alan Alda……who incidentally GOF admires greatly)

4.  "Raising 34 children, and managing 12 wives
      takes some doing."

      (understatement from Mr Kagul Koroka, Governor of
       Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands.)

5.   Tom Lehrer (the God of Gofism) song lyrics from
       "When you are old and gray"

      An awful debility,
      A lessened utility.
      A loss of mobility,
      Is a strong possibility.
      In all probability,
      I'll lose my virility,
      And you, your fertility
      And desireability,
      And this liability
      Of total sterility,
      Will lead to hostility,
      And a sense of futility,
      For we'll soon reach senility
      And lose the ability.

6.   "Times have changed in Australia so we thought it was time
       to change our bottles to a brand new look, but we know its the
       water you love"

       (Marketing bullshit to perpetuate the biggest commercial mass
       hoodwinking operation of my lifetime.  Aimed at those who
       are gullible enough to pay $4 litre for something which is
       available free of charge from any public water supply in
       Australia)

7.   Word definitions from Graeme Garden and friends;

      colonnade;    a fizzy enema       
      antelope;      to run off with your mother's sister.

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"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends upon what you put into it." (Tom Lehrer)

6 responses »

  1. My father was a huge Tom Lehrer fan – I actually sang along to the lyrics here of "when you are old and grey" …… and, I learnt the periodic table for school by singing it! LOL – antelope!

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  2. I think I'll pass (on) the colonade.

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  3. I am constantly amazed at how relevant most of Tom Lehrer's song lyrics are today, even though they were written 60 years ago.There is a fantastic collection of his songs on Youtube, but sadly my limited download allowance does not permit me to view them very often.

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  4. If you had his colonnade, you definitely would "pass" Peter 😉

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  5. Re. #6 – quit reading my beverages. I don't read YOUR beverages.

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  6. You are my inspiration and reason for being 😉

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