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Sayings

What would happen if I suddenly developed piety and attended the evangelical church on the hill.

    TAGS:  sayings, hell freezes over, piety


Joe didn’t really believe that a person could successfully prop his eyelids open, but nonetheless, he found himself looking through his desk drawer for old toothpicks.

    TAGS:  sayings, sleepy, toothpicks


Duck :: 'mouse

Over the course of his multi-year thesis study, Shapiro had discovered that 97.3 percent of women “strongly disagreed” with the sentence, “Nearly all women become their mothers,” and several had even reacted violently to the question, pummeling him with his own clipboard, yet only four percent of married men chose any response other than “agree” or “strongly agree.”

    TAGS:  aging, sayings, mothers, playing with fire


“It’s like trying to sell shoes to a guy in Brooklyn.”

    TAGS:  sayings, shoes, inexplicable


Why should it take the tears of a woman to see how men are?

    TAGS:  tears, sayings, women, men, seeing


Unchain My Heart :: Keith

“You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip,” I said into the phone, “and yes, I know it’s supposed to be blood from a stone, but we’re well past that stage, don’t you think; besides, I’ve never been any good with either the legalities or the metaphors surrounding the crushing of the individual spirit, although I kind of like the song Money For Nothing by Dire Straits, if that’s any help - but it’s not, is it?”

    TAGS:  word play, blood, sayings, debt, turnips


last night :: hysterium

Lead a horse to water, and it will drink; lead a friend to a bar, and get stiffed for the tab.(notice the proper use of a semi-colon!)

    TAGS:  sayings, pubs, your shout


At Work :: microkat

When it rains it pours also goes for idiots; they just keep coming like an idiot storm.

    TAGS:  sayings, idiots


The man with ponytail was obviously upset with the woman on his arm; as we held the door open for them, he hissed at her without even aknowledging us, “I had to eat cake alone.”

    TAGS:  cake, sayings, Marie Antionette


sacrifice :: pam

It was inevitable that one of us would become the parent who stomps around the house, muttering - sometimes yelling - that we don’t own the electric company, so could we please turn off the damn lights when we’re not in the room; for his sake, I’m so glad it was me.

    TAGS:  parenting, sayings, electricity, yelling, sacrifice, muttering


chicken counter :: boot

“So far, Jake, I make that 72 all up,” said Edwina hopefully.

    TAGS:  sayings, Edwina


cross fingers :: boot

Why does good luck make for such grumpy digits?

    TAGS:  sayings, digits, grumpy


Why did the chicken cross the road and just the what hell was it up to anyway?

    TAGS:  sayings, suspicious


Darwin’s theory just isn’t enough some days.

    TAGS:  sayings, Darwinism, sharks


The little lurt was confused when his arms fell off, but not all that bothered.

    TAGS:  Australia, sayings, Johnnie, lurt


contrary :: boot

Truth be told, the cat never sat on the mat.

    TAGS:  cats, sayings, contrary, mats


Okay, I can’t draw for peanuts, but I’d like to know what that phrase even means.

    TAGS:  sayings, peanuts, drawing


I have the brain of a fevered woman and, while the song makes it sound like a good thing, I feel the delusions make it appear otherwise.

    TAGS:  sayings, delusions, fever


I thought lambs didn’t madly spring about until the Spring.

    TAGS:  sayings, Spring, lambs


No, and it’s not a plane either; it’s a beer (beer o’clock has come a day early for some of us).

    TAGS:  sayings, beer o'clock


Children - especially your own children - should be raised by other people; always avoid the plague like, well, the plague; the pursuit of money is never in poor taste; and America is a necessary evil.

    TAGS:  children, sayings, money, the plague, necessary evil


If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

    TAGS:  1st Sentence, sayings, skydiving


Remember the heady, carefree days of the [insert nostalgiac item here]...?

    TAGS:  aging, sayings, perspective


unrelenting :: boot

It’s not so much that the pen is mightier than the sword, but more that the pen is sometimes unexpectedly sharp and unrelenting.

    TAGS:  sayings, swords, pens, unrelenting


with bells on :: boot

“I thought that was just a saying”, said Fred as he watched Natasha stride into the room, her toes jingling with every step.

    TAGS:  sayings, bells, jingling


When he responded to Carrie’s claim that she was just going to “steal” his desk for a minute, by saying “You can steal anything from me you like…except my gun.”

    TAGS:  sayings, Carrie, Frank, warning signs


The majority of today’s class wasn’t as quiet as an ant pissing on cotton; It was as quiet as an ant not even thinking about pissing on cotton.

    TAGS:  sayings, quiet, David Marnet


“That’s it, this time it’s no more Little Ms Nice Guy!”, yelled Denelle to the rather bemused crowd.

    TAGS:  sayings, bemused


Avoid any plan that begins with the phrase, “First we can get nipple tassels….”

    TAGS:  sayings, nipple tassels


Invention is the necessity of mothers.

    TAGS:  guest scriner, sayings


Gathering nuts in May might be fun for some, but for young May it just meant four weeks hiding in a bush.

    TAGS:  Alphabetti Spaghetti, sayings, nuts, bushes


Not only does misery not love company, it finds it intensely annoying and usually shoos it right back out the front door.

    TAGS:  annoying, sayings, misery


Bandages :: Adnarimen

If you leave wounds to be healed by time alone they’re likely to get infected.

    TAGS:  1st Sentence, NoTags 2009, sayings, wounds


“So, ma’am,” said the officious PLA detective “you say this fiend just absconded with your license for no apparent reason?”

    TAGS:  words, abscond, sayings, poetice license


Intrigue… :: boot

...waited at every corner, while Boredom stood at every bus-stop.

    TAGS:  words, boredom, sayings, intrigue


You ever get that creepy feeling that you’re being followed?” Jesus asked Peter the night before the Last Supper.

    TAGS:  Not the Gospel, Jesus, sayings, sayings of Jesus almost


“You followed me all this way out into the desert and not one of you thought to pack a picnic basket?

    TAGS:  Alphabetti Spaghetti, Not the Gospel, Jesus, sayings


 

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