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Judge Not

One is always walking on dangerous ground whenever one insinuates that the visually impaired may not make the best airline pilots, the hearing impaired the best music critics, or quadriplegics the best long distant runners. So, I think it's probably best to evaluate a person's appropriateness for any particular job by using the government's hiring guidelines and not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, country of origin, state of mental health, use of controlled substances, natural abilities, skill sets, or level of education.


Published August 24, 2009















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According to W.C.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

~ W.C. Fields

Published August 31, 2009












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Pretty Red Tongues

Smoke signals have been around for a very long time. There are those, arsonists generally, who argue that smoke signals are one of the first forms of long distance communication and that smoke signals did not properly develop into a formalized form of communication until after the discovery of fire. Anthropologists disagree and contend that there is strong evidence that before the discovery of fire ancient humanoids like homo-erectus, cro-magnon man, the Piltdown man and et al. availed themselves of raging forest fires and hundreds would gather around with their wooly tyrannosaur blankets and converse with far away relatives in a flurry of hazy, but often garbled gossip and small talk. Fossilized evidence seems to indicate that tragically, far too many of these correspondences ended in something like, "Getting pretty warm here. Stop. Grog and Ug have gone to play in the pretty red tongues. Stop. They jumpin' up and down screamin' a bunch. Look like fun. Will join them for a while and get back with you later. Stop." Many evolutionary biologists believe that this is the key reason for the rise of man.

Published September 6, 2009











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Let's All Go To The Movies

Don't let this cartoon get you down. Movies and TV shows are a great source, actually the definitive source, of information on virtually everything. Burt Reynold's Smokey and the Bandit is a great source of information on the trucking industry and its relationship with law enforcement. Gilligan's Island is an excellent source of information on wilderness survival skills. Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles is a great way to educate yourself on life in the old west as it really was. Few sources could give you a more in depth understanding of country living than The Dukes of Hazard. Finally, if you don't know anything about nuclear power, just watch The China Syndrome with Jane Fonda and you'll be an immediate expert on all sorts of subatomic particles and their deleterious affects on mankind.

I'm telling ya', put down those books, pick up those remotes, and get ya' some real learnin'.

Published September 14, 2009











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Makes Sense To Me

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, you tell me what you know.

~ Groucho Marx

Published September 21, 2009










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The Reaper Waltz

Many don't realize just how sentimental Grumps are. Remembering the first tooth they lost in an all out crib brawl, recording their first detention in preschool and documenting their first deportation is very important. Of course, when one gets older and one has gone through as many autopsies as Uncle Vudu, some begin to feel the whole process a bit mundane. But not him, he feels every dance with the grim reaper and every subsequent autopsy he experiences is a moment worth remembering.


Published September 28, 2009

















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Short List

Below is a short list of things Dorf has invented over the years.

Glow in the dark shadows

Nail holes

Invisible paint for aspiring modern artists

Nearly invisible ink

Empty refills for full boxes

Powdered water

Frozen fire cubes



Published October 12, 2009









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The Palest Ink

The palest ink is better than the best memory.
- Chinese Proverb

Maybe, but even if you experience a full frontal lobotomy performed with a blender, the last thing you'll forget will be your yearly digital exams.

Published October 19, 2009





















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St. Augy Meet Thurston

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
~ St. Augustine

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
~ St. Augustine

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
~St. Augustine

Prophet is abridging St. Augustine, and the above quotes are by him also. So, yeah, you can read works like St. Augustine's Of the City of God or Confessions, and get all kinds of great quotes, but if you're really looking for deep, profound wisdom, watch Gilligan's Island.

There you will meet Thurston Howell III, a veritable fount of wisdom on virtually any subject. For the culturally illiterate, Howell was the multimillionaire marooned on a tropical island with his wife Lovey, Gilligan, Skipper, Professor, Mary Anne, and Ginger.

Thurston: Look behind every successful man, and you'll find a woman.
Gilligan: Yes, sir.
Thurston: Just make sure his wife doesn't find her.

Thurston: It is rather difficult being rich. If it wasn't for the money, I'd rather be poor.

Thurston: No one can pull the wool over my eyes. Cashmere maybe, but wool, never.

Published October 26, 2009







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Maxx Meet Dudley

For those who agree with Maxx, keep Charles Dudley Warner in mind. It was he who said, "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." This is a quote often attributed to Mark Twain.

Published November 2, 2009