NEVER have a heart attack while playing charades!

@James72 (26829)
Australia
January 9, 2009 8:32am CST
Sounds like pretty solid advice to me! It's up there with not running with scissors for fear of losing an eye and not making faces in case the wind changes and you stay that way permanently..... Aside from all the childhood advices from Parents that you will never forget; what I wanna know is what is your favourite quirky piece of advice or bizarre quotation that you may even use yourself from time to time? I kinda like the one I used as a title here because it creates a pretty funny picture in my head of some poor dude going red, waving his arms around him and gasping while the crowd around him screams - "THREE SYLLABLES! Ummmmmmm, is it "TITANIC"!" Ans as for quotations, my favourite is by a man named Frank Moore Colby and he states - "A lopsided man runs fastest up the little sidehills of success!" I have always loved this quote! Got any of your own you'd like to share?
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Yames! There you are! And, no, that is NOT a typo. I did that on purpose.*S* Hmmmm, can I get back to ya on this? I can't even think of anything right now. There's one about a man running with his pants down around his ankles.............can't remember. I probably don't want to remember. Oh, wait, that wasn't a quote, that was an experience! Never mind! Toodles!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
Well how about you go off and think about something quirky and I'll go off to sleep. It's just past midnight now so it's time for this duck to waddle off I reckon! As for the pants around the ankles experience, was this one of those dudes from the Rodeo or was it a peyote flashback? Talk to you tomorrow Diddly!
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Heehee. You'll have to figure that one out. I ain't talkin. Night, night.*S*
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
I don't need to figure it out actually. AS far as I am concerned, it is probably a combination of both!
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• Australia
10 Jan 09
Drowning, not waving. A friend of mine once said: Grandpa, I have watched you for years, and I see you climb up the ladder to success, get almost to the top, look around, and say, "Hey, that looks like an interesting ladder over there", and off you jump and start climbing again. I suffer from butterlyitis. Lash
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
Wasn't there a band called "Drowning, not waving" as I have a vague recollection of one? How many ladders do you actually have Lash? This reminds me of a camping trip I took to Fraser Island in QLD many years ago. I had me something that messed with my sense a tad and took off into the bush after seeing a sand dune of great magnitude in the distance that I KNEW I just had to be on top of! Of course once I made it to this one, I saw another one in the distance that looked even BIGGER, so off I'd go again..... I ended up doing this for over 6 hours! I ended up back at the camp site burned to a crisp and with only my underpants on! It was a strange day, but definitile memorable. lol.
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• Australia
11 Jan 09
First ladder, classical music; second ladder, federal bureaucracy; third ladder, traditional folk music; fourth ladder, accountancy; fifth ladder, jazz; sixth ladder, professional cooking; seventh ladder, original music; eight ladder, academia. I am actually without a ladder at the moment, unless my current enthusiasm for gardening turns into something a bit more than amateur weed pulling. Lash
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
That's quite a few historical ladders there Lash! (I am surprised that a ladder in your stockings wasn't another example!) Maybe you can GROW yourself a new ladder with your gardening skills? I've always wanted to grow my own ladders actually.
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@sconibear (8010)
• United States
9 Jan 09
ummmmmmm..........sounds like...........he's grabbing his chest........sounds like chest............test, best, rest...........REST!!!..........second word...........ummmmmmmm.............ok.........he's laying on the floor turning blue...........rest.....rest...........REST IN PEACE!!!........is it rest in peace??? hello............rest in peace???...........did i win?????
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
Smurfs! - Now who could possibly not like these little blue bundles of joy!
Hahahahaha. Seeing as he's turning blue, it's either that or he is trying to name an episode of the Smurfs!
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
16 Jan 09
My favorite saying from my Mom was "Always wear clean under ware in case you're hit by a bus!". When I got older it dawned on me and I stopped my Mom one day and said "You know that piece of advice about wearing clean under ware in case you're hit by a bus, well have you ever thought that if you got hit by a bus your under ware would no longer be clean?" I walked off leaving her to ponder the thought.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
Now THAT is what you call a case of "game, set AND match"! I think that there's probably a very good chance that your Mom is STILL pondering! lol. I would like to think that all of us would wish to wear clean underwear regardless.
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18 Jan 09
Clean underwear is a must loverbear. You never know who you are going to meet, besides the bus.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
Goodness me wanderer! You at LEAST make 'em buy you flowers or somethin' first right?
18 Jan 09
The only one I can think of at the moment is "Dont p*** into the wind" but being a woman I do not have that problem!!!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
Good day to you, my Wandering friend! You certainly ventured farther than usual this time around as I haven't seen you for ages! I do try not to relieve myself into the wind as it is sold advice indeed. By the way, I am happy to hear that you do not have this problem as a woman and am even MORE happy to hear that you've never tried to see if it IS one or not!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
Ride the high wanderer! RIDE THE HIGH!
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
18 Jan 09
This is one of my own "Watch where you squat and pee, you never know what might be under you". This comes from my living in the country, and one night I was coming home late and needed to pee. So I hopped out of the car, dropped my pants and squatted. I was so full of pi$$ so there was no time to make sure the area was clear. Well I felt something furry between my legs and looked down...there was a baby raccoon in my "rainstorm". He was looking up and wondering why it was "raining".
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Hi James72! My all time favorite saying is, "if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all" but in my mind I have changed it to, "if it's not nice, don't say it!" - I've never heard of the lopsided man, or the one about charades (now that would be a pickle, wouldn't it?!) But I definitely heard about running with scissors and have passed that one on plenty, and heard about my face freezing which maybe I will tuck away for use at some later date..
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
Hi flowerchilde! I like your shortend version of the quote better, but overall I quite like being able to say something that's NOT nice once in a while! lol. From experience, there's a time every now and then when it's definitely warranted. I am glad you have now heard the one about the charades too. You can make sure you never do this now! Hahahaha. Keep the face freezing quote tucked away nice and safe by the way, you just never know when you might need it.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
I can't wait to bring out my "your face just might freeze that way, ya know!"]
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
Only seems to work on kids though for some reason. I guess that during the journey of life, adults wisened up somehow!
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jan 09
My favorite quote: "Happiness is doing it rotten your own way." Isaac Asimov, when talking about his system for indexing references for his science fact books.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I enjoy hearing new quotes that I have never heard before! This is a good 'un and very relatable in my opinion too. I have had many occasions where I have set out to build something or fix something and the end result is a borderline disaster. But it was ME that did it, so of course I am proud and happy because of my accomplishment, regardless of others immediately pointing out that it was a failure!
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jan 09
If it worked for you or if you learned something from it, it wasn't a failure!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
16 Jan 09
I agree Dawn, but try and tell THAT to the person that puts books on a shelf I have just put up and they slide right off!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Would having a heart attack be more appropriate while playing Twister?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
lol. Hmmmm. Maybe so, but I think an epileptic fit while playing Twister would be even more appropriate! I can see it now..... "Right hand, left hand, right foot, left foot...... ALL COLOURS!"
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Helicopter rotors!!! Weeeeeeeee!!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
Hahahaha. "Helicopter Twister - Coming to a store near you! (Manufacturer takes no responsibility for any harm caused)" How do you reckon they separate the game pieces from all the bodies at the end of THAT game?
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
Hmmm I would definitely agree that one should never have a heart attack at all but then maybe it was the charades that caused it. Could charades be deadly? I cannot remember any quotes but then I cannot remember much at all any more. Talk about fluffy headed. I mean in dementia you lose just your short term memory and I have lost a large portion of all my memory. The good thing is that it makes me live in the now. I am so spiritually satisfied.
• Australia
11 Jan 09
I enjoyed John Stuart Mill's "One doesn't have to be stupid to be a conservative, but most conservatives are stupid". Lash
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
Hahahaha. And very true as well! What a smart man Mills was then.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
10 Jan 09
this isnt a quote but an advice given to me by my parents and i inadvetently found it funny.when i used to exasperate my mom with my mischeif(i have passed on the same genes to my kids),oh ,for gods sake,be still,atleast for your kids sake(i dont think i had reached my puberty then,dont know why she bbought my kids in the pic.)i. sometimes,unknowingly say the same thing to my kids and my hubby quirks his eyebrow(famous for that)
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
"Be still for your kids sake"? No wonder your Husband raises an eyebrow riya! lol. At least you are carrying on a tradition with this statement and I wonder if your own kids will continue the legacy? Thanks for sharing this.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
10 Jan 09
dont tell me!!i have a weak heart!!ouch!!(that excuse usually works well)and no,i am not a manipulator!!i like to get things by my own unique way!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
There is no way I'm gonna argue that your way is anything BUT unique riya! No question there whatsoever.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
10 Jan 09
I've always liked this one from Einstein, "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." This one has always perplexed me. "Curiosity killed the Cat"- The cat is supposed to have nine lives. And don't you think it's about time to have some pretty solid advice and quotes regarding panda spankin ?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
lol. I have always enjoyed that Einstein quote as well Alok. As for the cat, given that curiosity kills them then the nine lives is probably an evolutionary thing so they can keep satisfying it! The logic being that if after nine times they STILL haven't found the answer to life, then they die the tenth time for being so stupid. Panda Spanking quotes and advice? Well we've covered Panda Shui so maybe this can come at a later date to compliment that angle. We shall see! Thanks for the comments.