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"Puns are little plays on words that a certain breed of person loves to spring on you and then look at you in a certain self-satisfied way to indicate that he thinks that you must think that he is by far the cleverest person on Earth now that Benjamin Franklin is dead." 4.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"We should enact an 'e' tax. Government agents would roam the country looking for stores whose names contained any word that ended in an unnecessary 'e,' such as 'shoppe' or 'olde,' and the owners of these stores would be taxed at a flat rate of $50,000 per year per 'e.' We should also consider an additional $50,000 'ye' tax, so that the owner of a store called 'Ye Olde Shoppe' would have to fork over $150,000 a year. In extreme cases, such as 'Ye Olde Barne Shoppe,' the owner would simply be taken outside and shot." 4.6875 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The reason gas stations sell food, of course, is that the supermarkets are busy cashing checks. The supermarkets have to cash checks because the banks are busy mailing unsolicited credit cards to everybody in the Western Hemisphere. The result is that very few people fix cars." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Like many members of the uncultured, Cheez-It consuming public, I am not good at grasping modern art." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"To you taxpayers out there, let me say this: Make sure you file your tax return on time! And remember that, even though income taxes can be a “pain in the neck,” the folks at the IRS are regular people just like you, except that they can destroy your life." 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Without computers, the government would be unable to function at the level of effectiveness and efficiency that we have come to expect. This is because the primary function of the government is -- and here I am quoting directly from the U.S. Constitution -- 'to spew out paper.'" 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"" 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million guy sperm cells, each one wriggling in its own direction, totally confident it knows where it is going, to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin." 4.636363636363637 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it." 4.6 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates." 4.6 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"To defend Western Europe we have to let the Pentagon buy all these tanks and guns and things, and the Pentagon is unable to buy any object that that costs less than a condominium in Vail. If the Pentagon needs, say, fruit, it will argue that it must have fruit that can withstand the rigors of combat conditions, and it will wind up purchasing the FX-700 Seedless Tactical Grape, which will cost $160,000 per bunch, and will have an 83 percent failure rate." 4.571428571428571 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies." 4.571428571428571 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don't care. We have each other..." 4.571428571428571 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I hate rap music, which to me sounds like a bunch of angry men shouting, possibly because the person who was supposed to provide them with a melody never showed up." 4.558139534883721 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I realise that I'm making gender-based generalizations here, but my feeling is that if God did not want us to make gender-based generalizations, She would not have given us genders." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Childbirth, as a strictly physical phenomenon, is comparable to driving a United Parcel truck through an inner tube." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"On the Japanese news, if the announcers had happy faces and perky voices, I knew that meant good news, such as that Japanese scientists had discovered a way to make VCR's even more difficult for Americans to program; whereas if the announcers had serious voices and frowny faces, it meant bad news, such as the worsening eel shortage." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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