Category Archives: quips

Pets: They really love you

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The lowest form of wit?

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Well! I’ve never done this

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Mark Twain on Stupidity

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From The Third Rock from the Sun*

“I think we’ve underestimated the life on this planet. The people have so much courage. Here they are hurtling through space on a molten rock at 67,000 miles an hour and the only thing that keeps them from flying out … Continue reading

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A Chris Rock quip

Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollars, we wouldn’t have any dead innocent bystanders.

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Contrasting values in a marriage

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Alfred Hitchcock phones Georges Simenon*

John Lanchester’s observation about Simenon’s amazing work rate reminds me of Deirdre Bair’s story of Hitchcock telephoning Simenon at his home in Switzerland, only to be told by his secretary that the writer couldn’t be disturbed because he had just … Continue reading

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The perils of old age

“It’s been so long since I’ve had sex, I’ve forgotten who ties up whom.” A Joan Rivers quip

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Rugged Individualism

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