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It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Ammo
Date: November 21, 2007 10:44PM
For those who love mixed metaphors:

* He swept the rug under the carpet. (Brendan Earle)
* She grabbed the bull by the horns, and ran with it. (Andrew vonderLuft)
* I've hit the nail on the jackpot. (Purdy )
* I'm shooting from the seat of my pants. (Doug James)
* You're pulling my leg over my eyes. (Trev Schellenberg)
* She knocked the socks off the ball. (William Turner)
* With Lenny in, Carl will fold like a domino! (The Simpsons, contributed by Michael Skinner)
* I'm flying by the edge of my seat (Laura Dempsey)
* He'll argue until the cat turns blue" (Harmston Hospital building dept., contributed by Pete Mitchell)
* He really grates me up the wrong way (Sarah Walker, contributed by Laura Dempsey)
* We are treading on thin water (contributed by Alan Freitag)
* We'll be there until the fat lady freezes over. (Contributed by Philip Cardwell)

More at:
[www.calvin.edu]
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: November 21, 2007 11:38PM
Some I've collected from colleagues...

"We'll burn that bridge when we get to it"

"You can't have your cake, eat it, too, and not pay for it."

"We've beat that dead horse to death."

"If you can't stand the smell, get out of the kitchen."





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: punkindrublik
Date: November 21, 2007 11:46PM
From an ex employee:

"I know I'm not the sharpest light bulb in the shed"

And she wasn't!





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2007 11:47PM by punkindrublik.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: laarree
Date: November 21, 2007 11:56PM
LOL!

I worked with someone about three years ago who once said how much
she enjoyed the Adam Sandler movie "Punchlove Drunk", and another
time in a conversation about sports at lunch commented about the Arizona
DImebags. Not in the same league as the ones above (so to speak), but
it was pretty funny to me.




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*We are just a quarantined people under an evil sun.*
--- Richard S. Shaver
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: h'
Date: November 22, 2007 01:11AM
This thread is more fun than a bed of roses!
But, that's a whole 'nuther barrel of monkeys, isn't it.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 22, 2007 01:47AM
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

Suiciders are willing to kill innocent life in order to send the projection that this is an impossible mission.

They’ve got their hands deep into the pockets of the biggest cash cow in history - the world economy. But with their godless morality they are going to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, and send that world economy to hell in a handbasket.


I don't really need to attribute these, do I?



"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: blooz
Date: November 22, 2007 07:54AM
I love the thread title.
I may start using that for the fun of it.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 22, 2007 08:35AM
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RgrF
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

Suiciders are willing to kill innocent life in order to send the projection that this is an impossible mission.

They’ve got their hands deep into the pockets of the biggest cash cow in history - the world economy. But with their godless morality they are going to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, and send that world economy to hell in a handbasket.


I don't really need to attribute these, do I?

Nope, all your slams are anti-Bush.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 22, 2007 09:33AM
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AAA
Nope, all your slams are anti-Bush.

Why is posting quotes by someone being against that person?

Were the quotes manipulated somehow?
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Ammo
Date: November 22, 2007 10:58AM
Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey-Maturin series (may be paraphrased - I can't remember his exact words):

"That's beating two birds with one bush." A triple play? (killing two birds with one stone, beating around the bush, and a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush)

"She made her cake and now she must lie in it too."
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 22, 2007 11:12AM
<"We'll burn that bridge when we get to it"


I've been using that one for years... knowingly combing the two for comedic effect.
Sadly, it lost something when I realized that some of the people I was using it around didn't "get it".



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 22, 2007 11:41AM
That's no slam by any means.

I can recall nearly a year's worth of similarly humorous and simultaneously useless
implementation of the language by individuals of similar (no) value to society.

So close....... yet too close.

Care to dance??
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: endymion
Date: November 22, 2007 11:45AM
I once heard "Hindsight is fifty-fifty."
g=
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 22, 2007 01:07PM
“To those of you who receive honors, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say: you too can be president.”



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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: November 22, 2007 01:30PM
The Pullet Surprise

A high school boy wrote that "In 1957, Eugene O'Neill won a Pullet Surprise." Thus was born a famous award to authors: THE PULLET SURPRISE

Here are examples of winning verse:

We found it hard to understand his Scottish derelict.

The doctor said to take some milk of amnesia.

Fred's mother washed out his mouth with soap to curb his cursory tendencies.

The Rocky Mountain road was the most cynic of our trip.

I was enchanted to read that soldiers of high rank wear opulents on their shoulders, that space flying may be affected by comic rays.

I also found out about a banker whose money was well infested, a man who drove a Chivalry, and a young woman who was always making social plunders.

I met such interesting characters as Aunt Phoebe, a matriculate housekeeper; Mr. Graham, the local weather procrastinator; a young man who gave his fiancee a choice between a ruby and an atheist; and another chap who liked any kind of camisole dish.

Did you know that every state is permitted to send two Centaurs to Congress? That the Sarah Desert they traveled by Camelot? That Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments?

Monks live in a monetary. An antithesis is something given before surgery, and a paradox is a lovely place to go when you die.

It's too soon to have lunch. I want to starve it off for a while.

It was spreading like wildflower.

Wendy Crisp's grandmother is always getting her dandruff up, and she frequently comes home worn to a fragile.

Dorothy Anderson's sister has a neighbor who picked a lawyer out of the phone book at ransom.

Lillian Sturbergh knew a woman whose husband sometimes didn't munch words.

Prices in the supermarket are absorbent.

A hospital patient was being put in tension.

An elderly neighbor fears she is going berkshire.

(The preceding are from "How to win a Pullet Surprise" by Jack Smith.)

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: binky
Date: November 22, 2007 03:07PM
A friend of mine (now about a decade ago) once was talking about how she liked the new Star Trek show. "You know, that show Deep Six Nine!"

We all looked at her in silence for a second before we all burst out laughing!



Bink.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: tronnei
Date: November 22, 2007 08:40PM
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blooz
I love the thread title.
I may start using that for the fun of it.

As seen on Frank TV.
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Re: It's not rocket surgery
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 22, 2007 11:57PM
A friend says, "It's like pulling hen's teeth."
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