Friday, January 22, 2010

Words, Words, Words Seen on T-Shirts

"Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense

"I before E except after C...Weird"

"Get the facts first and you can distort them later"

"Non est mea culpa"

"I smile because I have no idea what is going on"


  1. "I'm upping my standards, so up yours!"
    -Pat Paulsen (1927-1997), Presidential Campaign Slogan

    "Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
    -Groucho Marx

    "Everybody generalizes from one example. At least, I do."
    -Steven Brust

    Bumper Sticker: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

    "I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame you."
    - Unknown

    "Save time... see it my way."
    - Unknown

    "Why are you here, and what can I do to change that?"
    - Unknown

    "If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me."
    - Unknown

    "I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you."
    - Unknown

    "I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter."
    - Blaise Pascal

    "If god invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken him completely by surprise."
    - P.Z. Pearce

    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
    - St. Francis of Assisi

  2. Jot,

    What a great list! I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the triathlon quotation. I've never seen the Marx quotation on a t-shirt, but I've loved it for years.

    Thanks for taking time to share!


  3. My pleasure. I actually have more, but a lot of them are of a different vein.

    The "fruit flies like a banana" gets me every time because of the dual nature of the second part...that it can be both that a species of flies like bananas or that fruit is capable of flight.

    I'll leave you with a few more:

    "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I likes it."
    -Abe Simpson, "A Star is Burns"

    "Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. Glory lives forever!"
    - Ultimate Frisbee Quote
    (with apologies to Captain Lance Murdoch, The Simpsons)

    'My 3-year-old son likes to play "Sleeping Beauty." Only instead of "Sleeping Beauty" it's "Sleeping Daddy," and instead of "...awakened by a kiss," it's "...awakened by a flying knee-drop to the groin."'
    - Kevin Fox ( )

    "Trimming quoted text in email leaves more room for you in heaven."
    -Ricardo Signes in irc://

    "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand."
    - Homer Simpson

    "Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now!"
    - Elwood Blues

  4. Oh, and for the Marx quote: Here in Arizona there is a used book store that sells shirts with it:



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