Quotation Of The Day


Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Mark Twain's War Prayer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 13. 9 Replies

The Last American

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 8. 4 Replies

Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6. 37 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on Sunday

i used to like those Skippy and Welch's grape jelly PBJ sandwiches.  We didnt have Wonderbread in my town, I think the bread was "Beuter's Buttercrust" from s local bakery.  Every once in a rare while I get nostalgic and make a PBJ on mynown sourdough. 

Also grew up on Lawrence Welk.  Ray Conniff was to jazzy for my family.  I never get nostalgic for him, gives me the creeps to think of him and his show.

I think we heard of Sansabelts but we weren't that stylish!  LOL!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Sunday

The Ray Conniff singers were strangely "Stepford-like."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

 If you ever wonder why the sixties cultural revolution was necessary, listen to a hit album by the Ray Conniff Singers, watch a Bob Hope variety special from NBC, try on a pair of Sansabelt polyester slacks, or choke down a Wonder Bread sandwich made with Welch’s grape jelly and Skippy creamy peanut butter spread. The hippies had a point.

--Andrew Ferguson

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

Charming old coot, wasn't he? When asked why he didn't kick J. Edgar Hoover's ass the hell out of the FBI, he famously said I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out that outside the tent pissing in.

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

I remember that one all too well, Bertold, and it's one among many reasons why I don't hold his memory very high, the Civil Rights Act notwithstanding.  There's also a matter of the following:

I don’t want loyalty. I want loyalty. I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.
-- LBJ

Comment by Idaho Spud on Sunday

"Religion... the last mental-illness we don't treat."
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.

--Lyndon Baines Johnson

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.
― Andy Rooney

About as straightforward as one might expect from such a plainspoken man. Thank you, Andy.

Comment by Alan Perlman on August 12, 2017 at 10:00pm

Thanks, Daniel.  When I look back on my life, it's appalling how much time and energy I devoted to other people's agendas.  But hey, everything I did seemed like a good idea at the time.  

My few remaining days are inviolable.  No time for telemarketers. Always more time for music. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 12, 2017 at 7:21pm

Alan, your Kelly quote really spoke to me.  There have been times when I could have said that, and the sentiment has been a driving force foe me.  Not as fear, per se, but as motivation and drive, maybe.  Thank you for posting that.

As for Ingersoll's influence,  we have been in many wars since his time, recession and depression, and a lot more.  Industry, government, and religious propaganda over the generations, and our short cultural memories, have faded his influence.  And I think in general people were less religious then. 


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