Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekly Geeks Quote a Day: Deep Thoughts

Since this week's Weekly Geeks has its participants posting a quote a day, I thought I'd start off with some very deep thoughts...that is, some Deep Thoughts courtesy of Jack Handey. (Remember Jack Handey? From SNL in the 90s?)

"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis."

"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: 'Mankind.' Basically, it's made up of two separate words: 'mank' and 'ind'. What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind."

"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas."

"Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition."

"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face."

"I'd rather be rich than stupid." (I like this one especially; I'm adding it to Poor Kitten's Almanac in the sidebar.)

"If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave Man, I guess I'm a coward."

"The memories of my family outings are a source of strength to me. I remember we'd all pile into the car--I forget what kind it was--and drive and drive. I'm not sure where we'd go, but I think there were some trees there. The smell of something was strong in the air as we played whatever sport we played. I remember a bigger, older guy we called 'Dad.' We'd eat some stuff, or not, and then I think we went home. I guess some things never leave you."

"Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without the noise."

And later this week, I'll be highlighting some quotes that you, Kittens, have already contributed via the comments section. If you haven't contributed your favorite pearls of wisdom yet, comment away!


Anonymous said...

I loved the Jack Handy segments on SNL!

Jenners said...

These were too funny! Loved them! I think my favorite one was the mank and ind one!

Erika Lynn said...

these made me laugh, i really like the one about the dogs

Vickie said...

I loved Jack Handey! Some of them made me explode!

Mel said...

Oh my goodness! I heart you so much! That first quote is my all-time favorite Deep Thoughts quote! I can tell if someone has a good (i.e. the same as me) sense of humor if I tell them that quote and they are at least amused.