Sunday, February 11, 2007

Found Wisdom

Every now and then, you run across a string of words that strike you as either surprisingly profound or amazingly stupid.

My favorite slogan (found on a sign at Dr. No's after we bought the store from the prior owner):
"No Purchase, No Refund"

My favorite bit of observational philosophy (seen in the opening frames of the first episode of Rules of Engagement, a surprisingly entertaining television series on CBS):
"When you're single, you're exactly as happy as you are.
"When you're married, you can only be as happy as the least happy person in the relationship."

My favorite cry for help (seen in a promo sign at the Dollar General in our shopping center):
"Donate your chainge to help promote literasy"

My favorite motivational caption from a greeting card (obviously prepared by a cynic):
"So you're having another birthday. That makes it a better day for you than for the 155,000 people around the world who died yesterday."

My favorite literary summation from a student paper (written in a book report on the novel Shane):
"And with that, Shane got on his whores and rode away."

My favorite line from a Beatles song:
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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