October 12, 2001
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"Sex without love is an empty gesture. But as empty gestures go, it is one of the best." Woody Allen, quoted on Aphorisms Galore. Kiss the next 15 minutes bye-bye.
posted by luser (12 comments total)
"More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly." -- woody allen

no georg christoph lichtenberg, tho :(
posted by kliuless at 8:41 AM on October 12, 2001

oh wait!
posted by kliuless at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2001

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims

posted by ColdChef at 8:51 AM on October 12, 2001

shit, just saw this on drudge:


posted by kliuless at 9:10 AM on October 12, 2001

Chill out, man, people will hear about it. You don't get points for being the first to mention it.
posted by Doug at 9:21 AM on October 12, 2001

dead thread. anthrax killed it.
posted by ColdChef at 9:58 AM on October 12, 2001

Woody Allen, again: "Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym."
posted by Skot at 10:00 AM on October 12, 2001

sorry, went from kinda excited about aphorisms to panic and freak out end of the world mode in a few seconds...

and it's weird cuz they're just words.
posted by kliuless at 10:47 AM on October 12, 2001

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."

Tom Clancy {Category: Art and Literature}

very true indeed.
posted by th3ph17 at 10:48 AM on October 12, 2001

So, I said t' the doctor, "Hey, I want a second opinion!"

He said, "You're ugly, too!"

It seems that nature, having taken such wise care to
fit the organs of our body for our happiness and
convenience, gave us also pride, to spare us the
pain of knowing our own imperfections.

Fran├žois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld

"nature, having taken such wise care to fit the organs of our body for our happiness and convenience"

I'm guessing that, in the French, it's more obvious he's
talking about us not being able to see our own assholes...

And speaking of guessing, guess what one of the first things a chimpanzee does when given a mirror for the first time?

R-i-ight... Deal with it.

And Tom Clancy has nothing to do with either art or literature: Discuss.

Apres moi, le Kafkaesque.

If I were Karl Kraus, I'd make a crack about Kakaesque because if I were Karl Kraus, I'd have a thing about using the word kaka but it's untrue in his--Kafkaesque's--case plus it's too darn tangential.or whatever...

And what are the rules for using -esque anyway?

Ditto: Metafilterians or Metafilterrans?
posted by y2karl at 1:42 PM on October 12, 2001

That quote from Woody Allen continued
"And those who cant teach gym taught at my school"
posted by Zootoon at 7:15 PM on October 12, 2001

I thought those who couldn't teach gym became principals.
posted by yerfatma at 10:40 PM on October 18, 2001

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