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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"A cynic is just a romantic sulking."

"If you're going to brandish something it might as well be a goat."

"Pretty much everything's okay, according to the Geneva Convention, if you use two layers of bubble wrap."

"It's not old, it's classic."

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Almirena
Brain-Tingler



"Round and round the circle
Completing the charm
So the knot be unknotted
The cross be uncrossed
The crooked be made straight
And the curse be ended."

T. S. Eliot, The Family Reunion, II.iii

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

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Santi
Phantom moderator



This is a beautiful one, Almirena. :nod:
And, of course, it reminds me a lot of GK1.

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"Ich werde sie sehen!" ruf' ich morgens aus, wenn ich mich ermuntere und mit aller Heiterkeit der schönen Sonne entgegenblicke; "ich werde sie sehen!" und da habe ich für den ganzen Tag keinen Wunsch weiter. Alles, alles verschlingt sich in dieser Aussicht. [Goethe]

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"What is beautiful today would have been grotesque a couple of generations ago and will be grotesque a hundred years ahead.  It will be worse than grotesque; it will be outmoded and therefore faintly ridiculous."

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Santi
Phantom moderator



Being a student of architecture, I have as a goal designing beautiful buildings that will withstand the trial of time. It is an incredibly difficult task, believe me. :smile:

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"Ich werde sie sehen!" ruf' ich morgens aus, wenn ich mich ermuntere und mit aller Heiterkeit der schönen Sonne entgegenblicke; "ich werde sie sehen!" und da habe ich für den ganzen Tag keinen Wunsch weiter. Alles, alles verschlingt sich in dieser Aussicht. [Goethe]

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Krss
admin



I imagine it is. :smile:

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"Britain braces for temperatures to plunge as low as eight stones on the guv'nor's hogshead, or however the hell they measure weather over there"

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Almirena
Brain-Tingler



"Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own."
- Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books (preface)

Here's one for Santi...
"She wears her clothes, as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork"
- again, Jonathan Swift, but this time from Polite Conversation, Dialogue 2.

And his epitaph...
"Ubi saeva indignatio ulterius cor lacerare nequit"
Translated, this is "Where fierce indignation can no longer tear his heart."

(Edited by Almirena at 12:57 pm on Feb. 2, 2008)

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

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HunterKiller
Technomancer Executor



"Timeo danaos et dona ferentes" ~ Virgil

"I fear the enemy that comes bearing gifts". So do I

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Republic has to do with a bizarre concept called democracy, in which ruling power is given to whomever is most skillful at directing the herd instincts of the largest masses of their most ignorant citizens...

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!' "

"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three."

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Tsolaelia
White Matter



A cynic is just a romantic sulking.

I really like that. :smile: Who said it?

From Notes on a Scandal:
But she was right. Being alone is *not* the most awful thing in the world. You visit your museums and cultivate your interests and remind yourself how lucky you are not to be one of those spindly Sudanese children with flies beading their mouths. You make out To Do lists - reorganise linen cupboard, learn two sonnets. You dole out little treats to yourself - slices of ice-cream cake, concerts at Wigmore Hall. And then, every once in a while, you wake up and gaze out of the window at another bloody daybreak, and think, "I cannot do this any more. I cannot pull myself together again and spend the next fifteen hours of wakefulness fending off the fact of my own misery."

(Edited by Tsolaelia at 10:34 pm on Mar. 9, 2008)

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



Sarah Bernhardt?

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"What? Don't look at us like that. Most movie stars are so airbrushed nowadays that there' not much difference between Jessica Alba and Jessica Rabbit anyway."

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true.


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Krss
admin



LOL!

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HunterKiller
Technomancer Executor



One for us IT people.

SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0

0 row(s) returned

~ A shirt on Thinkgeek.com



(Edited by HunterKiller at 3:56 pm on April 3, 2008)

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Republic has to do with a bizarre concept called democracy, in which ruling power is given to whomever is most skillful at directing the herd instincts of the largest masses of their most ignorant citizens...

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MadTapeMan
A legend in my own mind



"You know the Jackson 5? Yeah, well, there's only two of them. It's all done with mirrors."

"Son, you're in college now. You'll probably be doing lots of things that your mother and I don't want to hear about. So keep your goddamned mouth shut."

"So...Are you fine dandies so proud, so cocksure, prancing about with heads full of eyeballs? Come and get me, I say! I'll be waiting for you, with a whiff of the old brimstone...I'm a grim bloody fable, with an unhappy bloody end!"

"If fighting is sure to result in victory then you must fight!" Sun Tsu said that, and I'd say he kows a little more about fighting than you do pal because he invented it! And then he perfected it so that no living man can best him on the ring of honor! Then he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he hearded them onto a boat, and then he BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF EVERY SINGLE ONE! Ehehehehehehehehehe. And from that day forward anytime a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a 'zoo!' Unless it's a farm!"

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iamtheman
BratPacker



This very frank dialog is taken from an episode of Deadwood.  It is between the newspaper editor, A. W. Merrick, and the Gem Saloon owner, Al Swearengen.

A: "Why ain’t you up and runnin’ again?"
M: "I’m in despair.  The physical damage is repairable, but the psychic wound may be permanent.”
A: [leans close] "You ever been beaten, Merrick?"
M: "Once.  When I thought I had the smallpox, Doc Cochran, slapped me in the face.”
A: [gives a quick back-hander]
M: [is physically shocked, as a child would after being struck by a parent] "Stop it, Al!"
A: "Are you dead?"
M: [rubs cheek] "Well, I’m in pain, but, no; I’m obviously not dead.”
A: "But obviously you didn’t f*** die when the Doc slapped you."
M: "No... "
A: "So, including tonight, that’s three f*** damaging incidents that didn’t kill you.  Pain or damage don’t end the world or despair or f*** beatins’.  The world ends when you’re dead.  Until then, you got more punishment in store.  Stand it like a man... And give some back." [a beat... then a small nod, and he walks away]


(Edited by iamtheman at 2:23 am on April 22, 2008)

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Almirena
Brain-Tingler



Obviously I don't like the profanity, but that dialogue is very cleverly written with an important truth in it. I may have to watch Deadwood after all.

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

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iamtheman
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Sure, but I'm afraid that the profanity gets much worse than that.  I've recommended it before and my opinion of the show won't change, even though I also vehemently dislike the profanity.

That's also just a sample of the gems of writing this show has.  It truly shines in that department - also the acting, and the delivery of these lines are unmatched.  It may sound good on paper, but when you actually watch this scene, and all the rest, the written word is brought to such vivid life.  I find it hard to adequately explain it.

Perhaps similar to how a brilliant actor like Lawrence Olivier delivers Shakespeare's words in only the way he can (or did, to be more precise.)

Like this one
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oMAl2fCYgCQ

(Edited by iamtheman at 12:03 am on April 22, 2008)

(Edited by iamtheman at 2:43 am on April 22, 2008)

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