QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

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Post by Stanley » 14 Jun 2017, 03:23

I paraphrase Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz.... "Politics is a continuation of war by other means". That being the case, anything is permissible.
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Post by Tizer » 25 Jun 2017, 10:24

Will Self on the radio this morning quoted an architectural consultant who said: "There are people living in Kensington & Chelsea with kitchen worktops that cost more than the insulation specs for Grenfell tower".

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Post by Stanley » 26 Jun 2017, 03:54

We listen to the same programmes Tiz, I heard that and thought how good it was. Quite possibly true as well! I think I saw a figure of 10% increase in material costs for non-flammable cladding and of course that is a minor part of the contract cost.
Did you hear the woman refusing to move who said "We stayed in our homes when they did all the refurbishment work, why not now? What's different?" Well done that lady!
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Post by Tripps » 21 Jul 2017, 19:19

From a caller to LBC Radio tonight. . . .

Evidence is not the plural of anecdote. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 22 Jul 2017, 03:47

I like that!
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Post by Stanley » 03 Aug 2017, 05:29

"‘The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime’. "

Lord Edward Grey on this day in 1914.
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Post by Tizer » 05 Aug 2017, 09:35

A lady on the radio this morning commenting on the banks: "They're too big to fail; too big to jail. How many other businesses are given so much financial support?"

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Post by Stanley » 06 Aug 2017, 03:50

I heard her as well and the phrase struck me too. Was she from the US?
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Post by Tizer » 06 Aug 2017, 08:57

I don't know, I missed the start but the comment caught my attention.

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Post by Tripps » 12 Aug 2017, 10:20

Anon -

I was wrong once - I thought I'd made a mistake, and I hadn't. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 13 Aug 2017, 02:20

I like it David....
Here's one I quoted in another place this morning.
Applicants for a place at Oxford were asked to define the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque. The best answer was "The windows of this examination room were once transparent, they are now translucent and if not cleaned will soon be opaque".
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Post by Tripps » 13 Aug 2017, 09:38

I'd have failed them with that answer, on the grounds of using the common word windows and not the posher fenestration. Why does Jacob Rees Mogg keep entering my thoughts here? :smile:
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Post by chinatyke » 13 Aug 2017, 12:42

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I'd have failed them with that answer, on the grounds of using the common word windows and not the posher fenestration. Why does Jacob Rees Mogg keep entering my thoughts here? :smile:

Fenestration - since when has it been "posh" to speak French? Though in the context of dirt French is appropriate. ( - A Francophobe.)
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Defenestration...as usual the Germans are more straightforward about their words. They just combine fenster (window) with sturz (fall).
OOPS! It's actually from Latin! I took it to be French "la fenetre" but they also stole it from Latin.

According to Collins E.D. fenestration is the arrangement of windows in a building and not the windows themselves.

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Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2017, 02:44

Quite right China, much favoured by the posh end of vernacular architecture.....
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Post by Tripps » 29 Aug 2017, 14:10

From the website of Noah Smith (me neither)

15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world.
Now, the real world is an escape from the internet.


I went for a haircut today - Whilst waiting - I was the only customer not gazing at a screen. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Aug 2017, 03:42

Very true David. That's why I love my shed and books.... But I am old fashioned!
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Post by Stanley » 31 Aug 2017, 03:50

I got some comfort this morning when I heard that a North Korean ambassador had used this quote....
"dogs bark, but the caravans move on".
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Post by Tripps » 26 Sep 2017, 14:01

From a candidate in the forthcoming series of 'The Apprentice'. :smile:

'Women are like tea bags –
you don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.'
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Post by Stanley » 27 Sep 2017, 03:20

I like it.....
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Post by Tizer » 07 Oct 2017, 15:57

I liked the phrase used on the Costing the Earth programme when they were talking about the problems of consumerism. One of them said we have too much and we now suffer from `stuffocation'. Also, `we have reached peak stuff' and are turning looking for experiences instead of buying more stuff.

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Post by Stanley » 08 Oct 2017, 02:21

If that's true the whole model of Western consumerist capitalism will crumble..... Come to think, it is! Perhaps that's what is happening.....
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Post by Tripps » 10 Oct 2017, 18:00

P G Wodehouse -

"It has never been hard to tell the difference between a Barlicker with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.”

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Post by Stanley » 11 Oct 2017, 02:55

True.....

"I don't do enthusiasm." SCG.
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Post by Tizer » 11 Oct 2017, 09:37

Lord Owen this morning on the Today programme referring to comments that Jeremy Corbyn is a Trotskyite: `The thirteenth law of politics say that you can't be both a Trot and an allotment holder at the same time'. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 12 Oct 2017, 02:23

I heard that as well and like it..... I always thought politics was the poorer when we lost Owen.....
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