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« on: July 15, 2019, 02:44:44 AM »

Odd that there hasn't been one of these on Smiley for the past 143 years. (That typo is staying put! LOL) Just to keep things simple, these can be quotes relating to any section of the forum. I suppose I better start. Grin

"At the Albert Hall last year, Beefheart was standing at the back of the floor while the band worked towards a balance. 'How's that, Don,' asked Zoot Horn Rollo. 'Like a custard with two feathers sticking in it,' replied Don and the band went 'Aha' and adjusted their instruments accordingly."

(John Peel, "The New Captain Beefheart Album Clear Spot", Creem, 1 February 1973)
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 09:00:59 AM »

Khrushchev was talking to some collective farmers. "How's life?" he joked. "It's great!" they joked back.

(Soviet humour)
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 04:47:01 AM »

"When Holst completed The Planets in 1917, little was known about the worlds he represented musically, and he didn't care. His inspiration was astrological and his focus terrestrial; War, Peace, Jollity, Old Age, Messenger, Magic and Mystic.
 
"Today we have visited all the planets, and at first sight this new knowledge might appear to jar with Holst's work, but this would be a superficial conclusion. Set against what we now know, the work catalyses new ideas that enrich and inform debates in progress today, as art with depth must do.
 
"Mars was once Earth-like. Life may have begun on the red planet and may exist today. The discovery of a second genesis in our Solar System would have profound cultural consequences: it would mean that we are not alone in the Universe.
 
"Venus was also once Earth-like, but a runaway greenhouse effect has turned a potential paradise into a vision of hell. Listen to Holst's Venus with this in mind, and the piece becomes a requiem for a failed planet, a reminder that planets--just as human beings--were once born and will one day die. It is this fragility that makes them precious."     

(Professor Brian Cox, in this year's BBC Proms book)
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 03:51:08 AM »

"It was ironic that by trying to keep the summer alive, they were hastening autumn, if not winter."

(the captain at PSF, on The Beach Boys and advancing age)
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »

"Oooh. That's a BINGO!"

(Colonel Hans Landa, in Inglourious Basterds)

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 01:57:47 PM »

"Makes perfectly good sense to me! (I feel like I could collapse at times and I'm only 68.)"

(Brian Lux at Hoffman, responding to a topic whose OP begins 178-year-old British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed Sunday night)
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 01:46:12 PM »

"Something is wrong with your evaluation
It shouldn't happen in my generation
There ain't no way I can change the situation
No kind of pills can help my constipation
My lovin' is in rags cos there ain't no copulation
I tried and failed last night at St. Pancras station."

(Commenter Brett Symington sending up the lyrics of "Eve Of Destruction" and/or "Dawn Of Correction" at YouTube)
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 05:03:44 AM »

"Just about a mile from where the motorways all merge
You can view the national edifice, a monumental splurge
It's the lonesome traveller's rotgut or bacteria's revenge
The great plastic spectacular descendant of Stonehenge
And the people come to worship on their death-defying wheels
Fancy-dressed as shovels for their death-defying meals
It's the Watford Gap, Watford Gap
A plate of grease and a load of crap"

(Roy Harper, "Watford Gap", from Bullinamingvase, 1977)
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2019, 12:24:37 PM »

"The bass line is what makes a number growl."

(Jet Harris, bass guitarist with The Shadows, 1958-1962)
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 05:11:50 AM »

"Count where man's glory most begins and ends, and say: My glory was I had such friends."

(William Butler Yeats, as quoted by George McGovern in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida on July 14, 1972)
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2019, 03:52:16 AM »

"There’s more to life than b Willy’s melodies but not much more."

(Paul Rosales, commenting at YouTube on Brian's gorgeous "Thank Him")
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 03:23:56 AM »

Baseball hitter: "Where was that pitch at?"
Umpire: "Don't you know better than to end a sentence with a preposition?"
Hitter: "Where was that pitch at, @sshole?"

(Carl Yastrzemski--or maybe Lou Piniella--responding to being pulled up on his grammar)
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2019, 12:32:39 PM »

"When you click ‘buy now’, Amazon commissions a monk to copy the book out by hand for you."

(littlesurfer, at PSF)
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2019, 12:46:20 PM »

I can't remember who said it, or even what board it was on, but somebody once said that the ending of C50 was like "grabbing defeat from the mouth of victory". I thought that was a great line. It basically sums up their  whole career if you think about it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 11:23:50 AM »

I can't remember who said it, or even what board it was on, but somebody once said that the ending of C50 was like "grabbing defeat from the mouth of victory". I thought that was a great line. It basically sums up their  whole career if you think about it.

Jay, could it have been this?

"But, having been somewhat vindicated by his part in allowing [SMiLE] to come out in 2011 and his participation in a reunion album and tour this year, it’s as if Love couldn’t resist re-snatching moral defeat from the jaws of victory."

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2020, 06:35:05 AM »

I can't remember who said it, or even what board it was on, but somebody once said that the ending of C50 was like "grabbing defeat from the mouth of victory". I thought that was a great line. It basically sums up their  whole career if you think about it.

Jay, could it have been this?

"But, having been somewhat vindicated by his part in allowing [SMiLE] to come out in 2011 and his participation in a reunion album and tour this year, it’s as if Love couldn’t resist re-snatching moral defeat from the jaws of victory."

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Nope, it was a post that was specifically about the ending of C50, and the stupidity of something so great ending so abruptly. Whoever it was, was basically making a point of how the group seems to literally go out of their way to mess up a good thing.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2020, 01:31:54 PM »

I can't remember who said it, or even what board it was on, but somebody once said that the ending of C50 was like "grabbing defeat from the mouth of victory". I thought that was a great line. It basically sums up their  whole career if you think about it.

Jay, could it have been this?

"But, having been somewhat vindicated by his part in allowing [SMiLE] to come out in 2011 and his participation in a reunion album and tour this year, it’s as if Love couldn’t resist re-snatching moral defeat from the jaws of victory."

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Nope, it was a post that was specifically about the ending of C50, and the stupidity of something so great ending so abruptly. Whoever it was, was basically making a point of how the group seems to literally go out of their way to mess up a good thing.

This is all I could find by googling assorted strings. Sorry!

Edit: Very sorry to learn at EH about your family member, Jay. Life can be a female dog at times.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2020, 12:34:07 PM »

"My whole debt to Oriental culture is Chinese food."

(US composer Morton Feldman)
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2020, 05:57:29 PM »

I'm reading a LONG biography of Winston Churchill , "The Last Lion," by William Manchester. Took me over an hour to read the Preamble and according to my e-reader will take me over two hours to read the Prologue! It's over 3 000 pages total but so far it's engaging.

This quote is probably familiar but I needed a good laugh today and this did the trick:

Conversation Churchill had with Lady Astor:
Lady Astor - "Winston, if I were your wife I'd poison your soup."
 Churchill - "Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2020, 02:34:39 AM »

I'm reading a LONG biography of Winston Churchill , "The Last Lion," by William Manchester. Took me over an hour to read the Preamble and according to my e-reader will take me over two hours to read the Prologue! It's over 3 000 pages total but so far it's engaging.

This quote is probably familiar but I needed a good laugh today and this did the trick:

Conversation Churchill had with Lady Astor:
Lady Astor - "Winston, if I were your wife I'd poison your soup."
 Churchill - "Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."

3000 pages???!! Good grief. Yes, that a brilliant riposte! LOL
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2020, 06:09:13 AM »

Yes, it's 3 volumes, 1000 pages each.
When I finish that, I'll attempt to tackle Robert Caro's bio of President Lyndon Johnson. It's 4 volumes so far, 1000 or so pages each, and he's not finished! Caro's well into his 80s now so hope he finishes.
By then, hope Lewinsohn's second volume on the Beatles will be finally out :-)

Guess I should add another quote.
Back in 1965 , Hurricane Betsy did a lot of damage in New Orleans and parts of the city were flooded. Mayor Victor Schiro, assessing the situation, made this immortal quote:
 "Don't believe any false rumors unless they come from me."
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2020, 06:59:30 AM »

Check Cats, Nola. It's the coolest thread since we're both cat enthusiasts. Smiley :D
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2020, 12:53:32 AM »

"Check Cats, Nola. It's the coolest thread since we're both cat enthusiasts. Smiley :D "

(RangeRoverA1, cat enthusiast)
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2020, 03:14:00 PM »

I wish there were an eating popcorn emoji.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2020, 04:23:04 AM »

"Pleur eens op, joh! Donder op naar je familiegraf en ga erbij leggen, Amsterdamse oetlul!"

(Jules Deelder, 1944-2019)
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