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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:54 PM
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"Failure is not an option" PLEASE STOP USING THIS IDIOTIC PHRASE.
It was OK in the movie "Apollo 13", after that if you use this phrase you are just a mindless parrot. I have heard it so much lately I will THROW UP if I hear it again. PLEASE try to use your own words in the future.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:54 PM
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1. Is that your final answer?
You are the weakest link.

Goodbye.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:11 PM
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9. 'Ha ha ha! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny!
Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh! 'You are the weakest link goodbye.' You know, I've never heard anyone make that joke before. Hmm. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference that outside the program before. Because that's what she says on the show right? Isn't it? 'You are the weakest link goodbye.' And yet, you've taken that and used it out of context to insult me in this every-day situation. God what a clever, smart girl you must be to come up with a joke like that all by yourself! That's so fresh too. Any 'Titanic' jokes you want to throw at me too as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity? God, you're so funny!"







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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:18 PM
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15. So funny because I happen to be watching that episode!
Oh how I love Stewie.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:41 PM
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16. You'd better hope Bella doesn't turn out like him
"Damn you, vile woman! You've impeded my work since the day I escaped from your wretched womb!"



"You know, Mother, this could almost have passed for a palatable banana pudding, but without Nilla Wafers it's just another one of your wretched culinary abortions. (Throws bowl onto floor.) Now, clean it up!"



"Mother, life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you're gonna get. But your life is like a box of active grenades!"



"What the hell is this?! I said egg whites only! Are you trying to give me a bloody heart attack? (Smashes breakfast into wall.) Make it again!"



"Stewie, don't eat dirt, it's disgusting."

"Oh, and I suppose those billious curds you force-fed me from your teat were perfectly fine, then!"



:D



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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:09 PM
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18. And when he killed Lois!
I did it! She's dead! (runs down the boat,laughing. He suddenly falls) Ow ow! (begins crying) Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! (realizes) Oh, yeah. That's right

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:26 PM
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20. He only *thought* he killed her
Then she thought she killed him in part two, after they fought like ninjas. :bounce:



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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:56 PM
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2. It's a decent book, too
As soon as it crossed the walking failure's lips, however, it was done bustified.


Fucking Bush.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:56 PM
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3. Where do you hear that?
I work in a much less hyperbolic place apparently.
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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:01 PM
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5. I heard some clown from GM say it......
Now some idiot on "Dr. Phil" said it. (I DO NOT watch Dr. Phil but I was waiting for the local news to start).
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:02 PM
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6. Well they're both completely wrong.
Failure is ALWAYS an option. It's the most popular option ever, as a matter of fact.

Morans.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:58 PM
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4. "Failure is one of the basic freedoms."
After all, in America one can fail and still become a multi-millionaire because of it.

:shrug:
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:16 PM
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10. True...
the guy who invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner begins speaking engagements on the importance of perseverance by stating that he was a failure...he failed 47 times before finding the exact right shape for the cones in the air-mover central to his vacuum-cleaner.

Failure + Perseverance = Success. (Sometimes.)
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:04 PM
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13. He failed 47 times in perfecting the vacuum cleaner?
That sucks.

:hide:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:05 PM
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7. Actually, with the Bushies, it's standard.
:P
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:05 PM
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8. You must work at Trite & Hackney, LLP.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:17 PM
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11. I don't believe I have used that phrase.
Ever.

Failure is the only option in my world.
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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:22 PM
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12. Well, I guess you are not a parrot.
It REALLY irritates me when people use the catch phrase of the month. I always question a persons intelligence when they do that. You are obviously a very intelligent person.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:08 PM
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14. ---

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:43 PM
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17. "Intelligence is not an option." Heard over in Freeperland.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:24 PM
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19. ONLY if the mindless parrot "Mandatory Malloy Truthseekers Check In Here" threads stop...
...it's only fair. If you're proposing that we stop one mindless parrot, we should stop them all, starting with the Malloy parrots.

:hide:
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:35 PM
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21. Ever play "death is not an option"?
where you name two hideous famous people and you have to choose one of them to know in the biblical sense and state your reasoning? Good times, good times :evilgrin:
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:53 PM
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22. Hey, that is loser talk... n/t
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 PM
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23. How about this instead?: Failure is failure
It is what it is, my friend.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:33 AM
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24. Go read failblog.org
I think they know that failure definitely is an option there.
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jxnmsdemguy65 Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:24 AM
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25. How 'bout...
... at the end of the day, failure is not an option....
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