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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:12 am

I think #1 is "Fiscal cliffhanger".

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby HugoZ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:13 am

$800: Shining City On The Hill o' Beans
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:15 am

HugoZ wrote:$800: Shining City On The Hill o' Beans


Correct!
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby billy pilgrim » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:43 pm

1000- It'll never fly a kite in a thunderstorm.
She caught the Katy and left me a mule to ride.
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Re: Category: Mixed cliches

Postby Woof » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:39 pm

Vanya wrote:$800: Ronald Reagan's vision of America didn't amount to anything.


Shining city on a hill of beans

ETA: I see that I was beaten to the punch
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An historic victory against the forces of spam

Postby Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:44 pm

I am reducing my posting volume by 50% . . . by submitting notice of two recent posts at the same time. This is part of my attempt to reintroduce the civilized virtue of compromise to our public discourse.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby fowlerism » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:22 pm

billy pilgrim wrote:1000- It'll never fly a kite in a thunderstorm.

Or, perhaps: 'When pigs fly a kite in a thunderstorm'?
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:51 pm

fowlerism wrote:
billy pilgrim wrote:1000- It'll never fly a kite in a thunderstorm.

Or, perhaps: 'When pigs fly a kite in a thunderstorm'?


Correct!
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:31 pm

OK, here's my answers:

Spoiler: show
Political term for a season finale leading to worse things: Slippery slope hanger
Revealing way to conform: Camel toe the line
The Situation is forgiven: Six-pack absolution
Ronald Reagan's vision of America didn't amount to anything: Shining city on a hill o' beans.
Impossible Ben Franklin experiment: When pigs fly a kite
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No spam today, sorry

Postby Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:59 am

I know, it's been two whole days, how can I have kept you waiting so long?

My less than avid readers (yes, Vanya, I mean you) will even like this post -- in fact it would fit quite nicely under "Pet Intellectual Peeves":

A Sign Of Trouble

Honestly.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Paucle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:09 am

Great commentary, Bill! You didn't even mention the dearth of periods! (for some reason, only 4 and 6 get so honored.)
I'd like to point out they didn't have "wa not" but "wan not," so perhaps it has something to do with the absence of a sickly pallor?
Lastly, can we at least give them points for not using a single plurastrophe?

In a similar vein, Stewart's Shops (NY- based convenience chain) once offered a top 5 as to why they sell so much coffee. One of the reasons was something like, "Always brewing a fresh pot to keep up with the demand." That one to me always seemed a bit circular. So one of the reasons there's such a high demand for their coffee is because... there's a high demand?
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Re: Reretaken Down

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Re: No spam today, sorry

Postby Vanya » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I know, it's been two whole days, how can I have kept you waiting so long?

My less than avid readers (yes, Vanya, I mean you) will even like this post -- in fact it would fit quite nicely under "Pet Intellectual Peeves":

A Sign Of Trouble

Honestly.

Rex


All true for me (especially #8.)
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Re: No spam today, sorry

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Vanya wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I know, it's been two whole days, how can I have kept you waiting so long?

My less than avid readers (yes, Vanya, I mean you) will even like this post -- in fact it would fit quite nicely under "Pet Intellectual Peeves":

A Sign Of Trouble

Honestly.

Rex


All true for me (especially #8.)


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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Johnblue » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:32 pm

gloriaclemente wrote:Livin' the meme!

http://www.quickmeme.com/Judgmental-Bookseller-Ostrich/




Those attitudes are one reason I've switched to amazon.com! I love reading but they can stuff the smug/judgemental attitudes. Just ring it up & say Thanks.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby pinkfreud » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:01 pm

gloriaclemente wrote:Livin' the meme!

http://www.quickmeme.com/Judgmental-Bookseller-Ostrich/

Thanks for posting this link. As a former bookstore clerk, I laughed out loud (which scared the cat, since she doesn't often hear that sort of thing from me).

My favorite judgmental-bookseller incident, from my brilliant career in the used book biz: a well-dressed lady drove up in a fancy car and came into my humble used book store. She wanted to buy some leather-bound classics with which to decorate her house and impress her guests. After browsing through a number of books and rejecting them because she'd never heard of them, she seized a leather-bound copy of Moby-Dick. "Ooh," she said, "Moby-Dick. I've heard of him. What kind of a guy was Moby, anyway?"

I sighed and told her that he was "a large white guy."
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby gloriaclemente » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks, Pink darling! Yours made me laugh out loud too!

I had a sweet college kid ask me for "that book by Hemingway -- Oh Man, The Sea".

I think anyone who has worked with the public in a customer service capacity "gets it".

John, these are not the things we would ever say to your face if you were a customer. If you think Amazon respects you as a person, good on 'ya. I prefer to do business with a human being. But I realize I'm not impartial on the subject, since I have a horse in this race, and it's probably an also ran.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby alietr » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:23 am

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:46 am

Sometimes crossword puzzles can drive me crazy. Today I had the USA Today puzzle solved except for one box and I knew I had to resort to looking up the answer.

BALLROOM GLIDE (6 letters across)
ASIAN ANTELOPE (5 letters down)

I had: C H A S _ E
>>>>>>>>>>>>E
>>>>>>>>>>>>R
>>>>>>>>>>>>O
>>>>>>>>>>>>W

It's frustrating to have both parts unknown even after seeing the answer:
Spoiler: show
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Paucle » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:38 pm

there's a term for that- forgot what it is. Where you've never heard of either cross, so you have no idea what the missing letter is.
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