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Offline Lord Elcorion

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Famous Quotes Remixed
« 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.
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 01:33:42 PM »
"Neither a colander nor a blender be..."

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 09:51:39 PM »
Above:
Neither a borrower or lender be.
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He who hesitates is lunch.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 03:09:28 AM »
Space: the final frontier
Star Trek (take your pick)
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #6 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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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 04:12:57 PM »
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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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)
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #8 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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Offline Lord Elcorion

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 02:59:35 PM »
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Sedimentary, my dear. What stone!

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 07:09:29 AM »
Elementary, my dear Watson.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #12 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."
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 01:23:40 AM »
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011, 03:39:53 AM »
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2011, 02:40:16 PM »
Paint the town red



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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2011, 02:09:51 AM »
To err is human


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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011, 03:21:11 AM »
Dressed to the nines

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #18 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.



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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 06:05:09 PM »
A wink is as good as a nod to a blind bat.


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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 06:10:04 PM »
Strangers in the night, exchanging glances. (song lyric)
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"Poto, ergo sum"
I drink, therefore I am.


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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #23 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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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #24 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."

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 05:10:23 PM »
Frosted Lucky Charms, they're magically delicious! - Lucky the Leprechaun
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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2011, 05:39:20 PM »
Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.


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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #27 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.)

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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #28 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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Re: Famous Quotes Remixed
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2011, 02:19:02 PM »
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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