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Old November 22 2012, 07:10 AM   #67
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Re: Sayings that you hate now

captrek wrote: View Post
I always hated platitudes like, “You can do anything if you set your mind to it,” and the corollary, “If you haven’t succeeded, you haven’t tried hard enough. There is no such thing as lack of ability or lack of opportunity, only lack of character.”
In such cases I usually ask the person to please set their minds to being able to fly (personally, not with a plane) and then perform a few loopings for demonstrational purposes. So far nobody's willpower (or character) was sufficient to sprout feathers


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[...] How else should we have dealt with Hitler?
By [...]not giving him any chance to start the war in the first place?
You mean a preemptive strike[...]
Kindof. A condome at the proper time and place would have been sufficient.
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