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"The red nose might get you through fog on Santa's sleigh, but the brown nose will get you everywhere."

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His geeky stuff generally works on me but he lost me at "brown noise."

(I will admit that I must now google the shit out of "brown noise.")

Cincinnati OH
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The only reason you tell stuff like that is to play up to the women in here who like geeky stuff. BrownNoiser.

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One more short story re: that.

Twain and Bell became friends anyway, and got together frequently in their summers in Baddeck. Bell liked to play tricks on Twain. One time he was experimenting with a vibrating platform and realized he could tune the frequency to that which relaxed the bowel muscles and caused people to suddenly shit their pants (we now call this phenomenon "Brown Noise").

He got Twain to stand on the platform and fiddled with the frequency. The sensation is a pleasant one, Twain reported. Until about 45 seconds later, Twain had to bolt from the room to "take care of business" while Bell collapsed in hysterics.

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A funny story re: that....

Mark Twain was of course a successful writer, but a bit foolhardy with his money. He lectured even though he hated it, because he was losing his money in bad investments. The mid-late 19th century was a big age of invention, and a lot of people had a lot of crazy ideas.

Mark Twain summered in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, as did a lot of wealthy people at the time. One day while there he was approached by a person who was searching for investors to develop his invention. He was seeking $500 and offering I believe 30% of his company for it. Mark Twain thought about it - he'd lost a lot of money in investments lately, and decided - for the first time - to say "No".

The inventor found investors in Toronto and Boston, and successfully developed his invention. The inventor was Alexander Graham Bell. Mark Twain made a lot of bad investments, but getting 30% of Bell Telephone for $500 probably would not have been a bad one.

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"Hellllloooooooo, nurse!"~ the Animaniacs

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"I'm not Jesus, if you keep apologizing for the same behavior don't expect me to believe your sorry nor accept your "heart felt" apology. If you want forgiveness talk to God but frankly I'm sure even He calls BS now and then. He too knows when words are meaningless."

Me to a friend who is dealing with shit no one should suffer through!

Mrs Sav

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my fav of the day:

"The current U.S. financial system, despite its flaws, is the best that has ever existed. " " The US financial system is the most transparent, trustworthy system in the world." ~jamie dimon

(boring i know, but it makes my day a good one.)

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Even a genus ask a questions

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"The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only." - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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