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Old 03-04-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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This is the original list from Dave Barry, which has since been completely changed and altered as it has passed around the internet.

I think #11 describes most of us perfectly!

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The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of
helicopters in it.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and
compelling reason why we observe Daylight Saving Time.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

People who feel the need to tell you that they have an excellent
sense of humor are telling you that they have no sense of humor.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

The most valuable function performed by the federal government is
entertainment.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely
suggests you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby
emerging from her at that moment.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

A penny saved is worthless.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

They can hold all the peace talks they want, but there will never
be peace in the Middle East. Billions of years from now, when Earth
is hurtling toward the Sun and there is nothing left alive on the
planet except a few microorganisms, the microorganisms living in
the Middle East will be bitter enemies.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

The most powerful force in the universe is: gossip.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that,
deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to
make a big deal about your birthday. That time is: age 11.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.'
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

People who want to share their religious views with you almost
never want you to share yours with them.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

Nobody is normal.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human
race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential,
that word would be: meetings.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to
annoy people who are not in them.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

If there really is a God who created the entire universe with all
of its glories, and He decides to deliver a message to humanity, He
will not use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad
hairstyle.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

You should not confuse your career with your life.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a
nice person.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too
seriously.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one
individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

Your friends love you anyway.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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And they spelled his name wrong 25 times.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SwAMi75
And they spelled his name wrong 25 times.
Should that not have been, "spelt"?
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:25 AM   #4
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I may have seen this list before somewhere.....


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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

 
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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Dave is a very keen observer of the human animal.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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I'd say this applies as well:

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
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Old 03-05-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42
I'd say this applies as well:

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
That is so not true! Why do you have to make an issue out of it? Can't you take anything seriously?

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Old 03-05-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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I never get tired of that list, because it's a perfect combination of profundity and hilarity.
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:50 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dibby33
Should that not have been, "spelt"?
Either spelling is correct!
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:24 AM   #10
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Dave Barry for President!!!! hehehe

Let the Cynics Unite!

I can remember his column being the only thing I looked forward to reading in the Washington Post each week....

There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.'
-- Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years"
I apply this mantra to everything I do in life

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