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He answered me once, to tell me that he liked me "not much." From him that's nearly a compliment. I was left to wonder whether he liked me a little, then. I would think he wouldn't like me at all, which is probably the case. I captioned a picture he posted in CATS and he thought it was in bad taste. Maybe it was. A gorilla is playing with several kittens and I captioned to the effect that the gorilla was trying to choose which of the kittens he would eat first. He didn't request it but I deleted my post out of respect for the fact that it was his posted picture and that he was the one complaining. I would have done the same for anyone else as well. It was a cute picture and my caption was a little retrograde.

 

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Although I still fall victim, I learned long ago that it is useless to argue with Nipper, Jakie or Movie Moron.

 

Incidentally, the greatest "proof' of the "non-existence" of a "Supreme Being" is the sorry state of mankind, what they do and how they treat each other.  Add in, the horrible diseases that cannot be controlled, weather, etc.  And I'm a Baptist!

 

I'm not arguing. I'm practicing logic.

 

But surely you've heard. God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.

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My favorites by Menken are:

 

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule"

 

And of course---

 

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

 

 

Sepiatone

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I'll repeat my favorite from Oscar Levant......

 

"The only difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt too."

 

 

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I love Oscars' wit. Some of the best books I have ever enjoyed about Hollywood were written by Oscar.

 

I used to watch him on the Jack Paar Tonight Show after he had all those nervous breakdowns-- I think probably electroshock treatments too.

 

He would act nervous and twitch a lot, but when Jack finally got him to play the piano he was simply marvelous.

 

I think the characters that he played in all those movies really we're just written around his own acerbic wit.

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My favorites by Menken are:

 

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule"

 

And of course---

 

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Here's another:

 

"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."  ---Mencken

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"WHO you are is never as important as WHAT you are as a PERSON."

 

An 8th grade teacher of mine had a plaque with this on her classroom wall.  Can't recall the person who said it.

 

 

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"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't​".

 

Margaret Thatcher

That's akin to what Louis Armstrong said when asked, "What is jazz".---

 

"If you have to ask, you'll NEVER know."  ;)

 

 

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That's akin to what Louis Armstrong said when asked, "What is jazz".---

 

"If you have to ask, you'll NEVER know."  ;)

 

 

Sepiatone

 

...or maybe the famous answer to the following question: "What is obscenity?"

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