RANDOM thought for the day.

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RANDOM thought for the day.

Postby Dvivid » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:51 am

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."

George Carlin.
(I'm starting this thread with George, because he is the great grandmaster of random thoughts.)

Please add your own random thoughts, or any you might come across, such as Yatish's observation: " Martial Arts Do Not Help You to Meet Nice Women."
"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

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Postby Patbirder » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:50 am

You know, you are right, George Carlin really could be the great grandmaster of random thoughts.
the "environment" is not separate from who you are
watch birds-great for training the eyes!
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Postby Inga » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:34 pm

david i like the flame-throwers! i think steven wright is also very good at random thoughts, or more like, parallel thinking:

"My friend Winnie is a procrastinator. He didn't get his birth mark til he was eight years old."

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."

"When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'

"Winnie and I lived in a house that ran on static electricity... If you wanted to run the blender, you had to rub balloons on your head."

One time a cop pulled me over for running a stop sign. He said "Didn't you see the stop sign." I said "Yeah, but I don't believe everything I read."

I was pulled over for speeding today. The officer said, "Don't you know the speed limit is 55 miles an hour?" I replied, "Yes, but I wasn't going to be out that long.

I woke up one morning and looked around the room. Something wasn't right. I realized that someone had broken in the night before and replaced everything in my apartment with an exact replica. I couldn't believe it...I got my roommate and showed him. I said, "Look at this--everything's been replaced with an exact replica!" He said, "Do I know you?"
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Postby zipwolf » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:38 am

My All time favorite:

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by"

Douglas Adams, writer of awesome books and maker of weird funny things,

RIP dude, you rocked out.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:05 am

[quote]WATER
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's
metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger
pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
University Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses
of water a day could significantly ease back and
joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the
risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the
risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE:

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol
carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove
blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and
it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into
the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one
hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke
removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub
the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap
aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:
Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked
in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and
bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished,
remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke
into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help
loosen grease stains.
9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones
and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the
commercial truck must use the Hazardous material
place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to
clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years! [/quote]
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Postby Dvivid » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:22 pm

"Better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:37 pm

At what age and why did I stop breathing like a baby with my abdomen and begin using my chest?

A newly born baby can hold on to your fingers with enough strength to support it’s entire it body weight, I have been told that the baby is able to do this by using Chi. Why did and at what age did I begin to rely purely on muscular strength?

Are these thoughts random enough? Jo. :D
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Postby Dvivid » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:58 pm

Good question.

Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
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Postby Dvivid » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:46 pm

Behold the power of cheese.
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Postby Yatish Parmar » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:15 pm

It takes 72 hours to digest cheese. Ish is like rubber.
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:25 am

I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.

Anonymous, French slogan
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Postby Patbirder » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:04 pm

Should is a negative word. Eliminate it from your mind and you will go far.
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:15 pm

"A juicy red apple is nice but not every apple is red." Skin up.
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:03 am

Rimmer: You've reached that age, listy. When you're younger you can eat what you like, drink what you like and still climb into your 26 inch waist trousers and zip them closed. Then you reach that age -- 24, 25 -- your muscles give up they wave a little white flag and then without any warning at all, you're suddenly a fat b*st*rd.

[b]Red Dwarf: BodySwap[/b]
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Postby white dragon » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:57 am

somone told me if you plant a cheerio you get a bagel...nothing yet
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:44 pm

Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream.
[b]W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911)[/b]
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:29 am

pancakes
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Postby Inga » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:58 am

and yorkshire gold - get t' kettle on man.. i'll have fruit and choc in mine please, lightly done on one side, brown on 'tother like..
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Postby Inga » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:51 am

"Wacka - Wacka"

- Fozzie Bear
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Postby adamfuray » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:17 pm

mecca lecca hi, mecca hieny ho

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