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"A guy could have one major limb lying on the ground a full ten feet from the rest of his body, and he'd claim it was 'just a sprain'." 3.9375 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Admit it, sport-utility-vehicle owners! It's shaped a little differently, but it's a station wagon! And you do not drive it across rivers! You drive it across the Wal-Mart parking lot!" 4.142857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." 4.2 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Back in the old days, most families were close-knit. Grown children and their parents continued to live together, under the same roof, sometimes in the same small, crowded room, year in and year out, until they died, frequently by strangulation." 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes." 3 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth." 4.2727272727272725 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business." 4 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
"Classical music gradually lost popularity because it is too complicated: you need twenty-five or thirty skilled musicians just to hum it properly. So people began to develop regular music." 4.166666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Congress, after years of stalling, finally got around to clearing the way for informal discussions that might lead to possible formal talks that could potentially produce some kind of tentative agreements..." 4.166666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Cooking was invented in prehistoric times, when a primitive tribe had a lucky accident. The tribe had killed an animal and was going to eat it raw, when a tribe member named Woog tripped and dropped it into the fire. At first the other tribe members were angry at Woog, but then, as the aroma of burning meat filled the air, they had an idea. So they ate Woog raw." 3.8333333333333335 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true!" 4.142857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Drug testing is very big in football. This is because football players are Role Models for young people. All you young people out there want to grow up and have enormous necks and get knee operations as often as haircuts. That's why the people in charge of football don't want you to associate it with drugs. They want you to associate it with alcohol." 4.2 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Experts tell us that if the Millennium Bug is not fixed, when the year 2000 arrives, our financial records will be inaccurate, our telephone system will be unreliable, our government will be paralyzed and airline flights will be canceled without warning. In other words, things will be pretty much the same as they are now." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?" 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous ętes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to www.spear-a-boar.com and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat." 4.407407407407407 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I don't know what the new Ford will be called. Probably something like the 'Ford Untamed Wilderness Adventure.' In the TV commercials, it will be shown splashing through rivers, charging up rocky mountainsides, swinging on vines, diving off cliffs, racing through the surf, and fighting giant sharks hundreds of feet beneath the ocean surface -- all the daredevil things that cars do in Sport Utility Vehicle Commercial World, where nobody ever drives on an actual world. In fact, the interstate highways in Sport Utility Vehicle Commercial World, having been abandoned by humans, are teeming with deer, squirrels, birds, and other wildlife species that have fled from the forests to avoid being run over by nature-seekers in multi-ton vehicles barreling through the underbrush at 50 miles per hour." 4.857142857142857 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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