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Title: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on December 18, 2010, 12:10:40 PM
I think something like this might have been done before, but I figured I'd throw it out there. Object of the game is simple. Think of a famous quote, and remix it in some way. example; "if it ain't broke, don't give it money." the more crazy the remix, the better, and as an added challenge, you have to guess what the origional version of the last person to post's quote was.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: ow_tiobe_sb on December 18, 2010, 01:33:42 PM
"Neither a colander nor a blender be..."

ow_tiobe_sb
Phantom Bunburyist and Whirled Braker
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on December 20, 2010, 09:51:39 PM
Above:
Neither a borrower or lender be.
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He who hesitates is lunch.

Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: daglob on December 21, 2010, 01:33:30 AM


He who hesitates is lunch.



Now, I've actually that one used exactly the way GG uses it; originally it was He who hesitates is lost.


Some must watch, some must sleep, and others just stand and wait.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on December 22, 2010, 08:50:37 PM
Original quote, from Hamlet...

For some must watch, while some must sleep: so runs the world away.

My mangled quote:

Face: The Spinal Frontier
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on December 23, 2010, 03:09:28 AM
Space: the final frontier
Star Trek (take your pick)
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If at first you don't succeed, reboot before the autosave kicks in.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on December 23, 2010, 03:50:02 AM
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There's no point in being a darn fool about it.  --W.C. Fields' adaptation of the original "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" quote.

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Power corrupts.  Absolute power... is kinda fun!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on December 23, 2010, 04:12:57 PM
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
-John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
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Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

(I like this one, because it's a mangling of another quote that's reach the point where it's so popular that it gets its own mangling too)
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on December 23, 2010, 04:45:06 PM
Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

(I like this one, because it's a mangling of another quote that's reach the point where it's so popular that it gets its own mangling too)

If I recall correctly, that's a Dilbert version of the original "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger," from The Fellowship of the Ring.

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That which does not kill us, surely must have missed.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on December 23, 2010, 10:19:18 PM
that which does not kill us can only make us stronger. Neitzch ((i think is the spelling.. and to be honest, i was not truely aware that the dragon quote had an origin in Fellowship.. i think it predates dilbert by a fair amount though, i've been using it as a personal fave for close to ten years myself))

close only counts in dwarftossing and fireballs.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Reepicheep on December 28, 2010, 02:59:35 PM
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Sedimentary, my dear. What stone!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on December 30, 2010, 07:09:29 AM
Elementary, my dear Watson.

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One if in hand, two if in tree.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: docdelorean88 on December 31, 2010, 05:40:03 PM
One if by land, two if by see. -Paul Revere(so they say)-

Mangled quote:
"People who dress up like bats shouldn't carry Kryptonite."
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 01, 2011, 01:23:40 AM
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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A bird in the hand is worth a sanitary wipe to clean off the bird poop.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 01, 2011, 03:39:53 AM
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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Paint the clown dead.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Reepicheep on January 01, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Paint the town red



To arr is Pirate
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 02, 2011, 02:09:51 AM
To err is human


Fleeced to the eights
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 02, 2011, 03:21:11 AM
Dressed to the nines

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Slow and steady gets run over by a car when crossing the road.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: kkhohoho on January 02, 2011, 11:36:35 PM
Dressed to the nines

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Slow and steady gets run over by a car when crossing the road.

Slow and steady wins the race.



Liquor, liquor everywhere, let's go have a drink.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 03, 2011, 07:02:02 AM
Water, water everywhere nor a drop to drink. Coleridge


A blink is as good as grog to a bland cat.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 03, 2011, 06:05:09 PM
A wink is as good as a nod to a blind bat.


Rangers in the blight, arranging branches.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 03, 2011, 06:10:04 PM
Strangers in the night, exchanging glances. (song lyric)
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(this one is for you, DJ)
"Poto, ergo sum"
I drink, therefore I am.


Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 04, 2011, 12:29:06 AM
"Cogito, ergo sum"
I think therefore I am~Descartes

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A tofu, you brute and so I diet.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 05, 2011, 03:11:44 PM
Et tu Brute?  Then fall Caesar! - Shakespeare
(okay I'm really not sure about this one, but it seems close.  Feel free to correct me)
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is guaranteed to need replacing in less than six months.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 05, 2011, 03:38:12 PM
I was thinking along those same lines, GG, and similarly uncertain.  The "and so I diet" seems close to suggesting a line including "and so I die," but that doesn't match the Shakespeare.

I believe yours is an adaptation of "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Cross Unlucky Charms!  They're Tragically Malicious!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 06, 2011, 05:10:23 PM
Frosted Lucky Charms, they're magically delicious! - Lucky the Leprechaun
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Those who misquote George Santayana are condemned to paraphrase him.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 06, 2011, 05:39:20 PM
Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.


A trend in Tulsa is a trend Omaha.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Reepicheep on January 07, 2011, 01:50:37 AM
(I think GG's may have been George Santayana's own famous quote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But back to Tawodi's.)
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 07, 2011, 04:46:36 AM
(Reep would be right)

Guessing here, but is Tawodi's
"A friend in need is a friend indeed"?

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Those who live in glass houses should dress in the basement.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 07, 2011, 02:19:02 PM
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day.  Give a man a sword, and he can chow down on the meaty marrow of evil!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: ow_tiobe_sb on January 07, 2011, 02:53:00 PM
Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day.  Give a man a sword, and he can chow down on the meaty marrow of evil!

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. (A commonly quoted Chinese proverb.)

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♫ The Algebra has a double for a sidekick--EEEeeeEEEeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!111!.... ♪

ow_tiobe_sb
Phantom Bunburyist and Whirled Braker
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: The Phantom Eyebrow on January 07, 2011, 07:23:59 PM
♫ The Algebra has a double for a sidekick--EEEeeeEEEeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!111!.... ♪

Bee-Al-Ze-Bub has a Devil for a sideboard*
*okay, okay... a devil put aside for mee-ee, for meee-eee, for MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


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Revenge is like serving cold cuts
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 07, 2011, 07:44:32 PM
Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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If you can't eat them, boil them.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Reepicheep on January 07, 2011, 10:10:00 PM
If you can't beat them, join them.

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(Done already and recently, I know, but a favourite mashup of mine...)

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 07, 2011, 10:12:45 PM
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.~Chinese Proverb

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A Porsche, a Porsche.  My Lincoln for a Porsche.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on January 08, 2011, 06:03:38 AM
is it "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"

there's a gamer bored in my Civic
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: JeyNyce on January 11, 2011, 08:15:47 AM
There's a baby born every second - (not 100% sure)

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If you can't beat them, then go get a bigger stick!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 11, 2011, 02:12:22 PM
I would have guessed that "there's a gamer bored in my Civic" might have mapped to "There's a hole in the bucket, Eliza, Eliza..." or "There's a sucker born every minute," but the parallels to both are kinda tenuous. 

Current most easily maps to "If you can't beat them, join them."

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A fool and his money are soon both inducted into a corrupt political party.


(Disclaimer: the above statement is not intended to bear any comment on any particular political party, or to give offense to anybody with particular political leanings.  Any similarity to political parties, real or imagined, is purely coincidental.)
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 12, 2011, 12:19:15 AM
A fool and his money are soon parted.

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Don't fry over-cooked steak.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 12, 2011, 01:30:45 AM
Don't cry over spilled milk.
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A leopard can changes his shorts.


(used quite often in "Unseen Academical" BTW)
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 12, 2011, 05:56:58 PM
A leopard cannot change its spots.

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We have 'et the enemy, an 'e is tastin' like chicken!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 13, 2011, 05:34:44 AM
I have seen the enemy and he is us.~Pogo

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We came.  We saw.  We ate Fruit Loops.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on January 13, 2011, 10:51:02 AM
we came, we saw, we conquered.

and viking had it right on my earlier quote, i was going for 'a sucker born every minute.'

"the grass is always better maintained in someone elses yard"
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 13, 2011, 02:14:52 PM
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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Three lefts do make a right.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 13, 2011, 05:04:25 PM
Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Laugh, and the world laughs with with you.  Slip, and the world laughs at you.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 17, 2011, 02:38:04 PM
Smile, and the world smiles with you.

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Mother is the necessity of intervention.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on January 17, 2011, 03:16:49 PM
necessity is the mother of invention.

a wise man keeps his mouth closed, and is thought a fool, while a fool opens his mouth, and annoys the heck out of everyone around him.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 18, 2011, 03:19:01 AM
(I think earlier Tawodi Osdi was aiming for "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.")

Is Lord Elcorin's "Better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."?

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Tis better to have loved and lost than to be part of another "...of Love" reality series.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 18, 2011, 05:34:13 AM
Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved before.

A friend to all is a friend to anchovies.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 18, 2011, 02:26:41 PM
A friend to all is a friend to none.  --Aristotle

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You can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Reepicheep on January 18, 2011, 03:49:58 PM
This is either "You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs" or "Never accept an omelette off Viking."

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Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on January 18, 2011, 05:39:09 PM
beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I have not yet begun to make waffles!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 18, 2011, 11:51:01 PM
I have not yet begun to fight.

Damn the waffles, pour the syrup ahead.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 19, 2011, 01:52:29 PM
This is either "You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs" or "Never accept an omelette off Viking."

You know, I never intended the latter as a proverb.  But maybe I should...

Current quote relates to "Damn the torpedoes!  Full steam ahead!"

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Waste is a terrible thing to mind.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 19, 2011, 02:12:33 PM
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. - United Negro College Fund
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What light through younder window breaks?  Ti's a baseball from those damn kids in my yard again.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 19, 2011, 10:27:39 PM
What light through yon window breaks, it is the east and Juliet is the Sun.

Alas poor Yorkie, I ran him over with a mower.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 19, 2011, 11:10:13 PM
Alas, poor Yorick!  I knew him, Horatio: a fellow
of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how
abhorred in my imagination it is!

(Dear God, but Shakespeare could keep a sentence running before he came to a terminal punctuation mark...)

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If the spirits have offended, take milk thistle - your liver's mended!
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 22, 2011, 12:10:53 AM
If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended.

Never ask for whom the the cookies belong; They are for me.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Lord Elcorion on January 22, 2011, 02:20:09 PM
ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee!

if you can't thrash a zombie, you shouldn't go thrashing at all
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on January 29, 2011, 02:54:40 AM
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Moldy shoulders never cry.  They just slump away.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Viking on January 31, 2011, 02:50:46 PM
Old soldiers never die.  They just fade away.

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A hitch in crime jails nine.
Title: Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
Post by: Tawodi Osdi on February 03, 2011, 12:55:40 AM
A stitch in time saves nine.

Don't deride a dreaded house.