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« on: 08/07/2010 21:57:09 »
Justin Halpern has been posting quotes from his grumpy old Dad on twitter and will soon be bringing out a book.I am not really into this kind of stuff but came across one Jem of a quote from him for all you Science vs God debators out there.

"It is like science and Mother Nature are in a marriage and while science is out at work doing what he thinks is important, Mother Nature is at home fooling around with the neighbours."

I cleaned it up a tad.

Has anyone got any more words of wisdom from the very old and grumpy, that they would like to share. Some of you are probably old and grumpy already so you can quote yourselves if you like. 


 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2010 23:19:05 »
I thought all my posts were pretty grumpy already.

I used to live on a street where an old geezer would come out and shake his fist at anyone who was doing more than twenty. Mrs G points out that I now do exactly the same thing.

I'm now wondering if I could install a spike strip outside my house that automatically shreds all the tires (OK - tyres) on any vehicle that exceeds the speed limit, or maybe I could embed a huge coil in the road and fry all the electronics in the vehicle with a gigantic EMP. That would have the added advantage of destroying their cell phone at the same time.

An old college buddy from Glasgow and his wife visited us the other day. They did a house swap with someone in California. They were going a bit mental because they could not find a kettle of any sort in the house. (Not unusual in the US BTW.)

So, they nipped into the local Walmart to buy one. They were approached by a very helpful lady employee. Conversation follows:

"Can I help you find something mam?"
"Yes. We are looking for a kettle."
"Er, could you say that again?"
"Yes. A kettle. You know - so we can boil water to make tea."
"Oh! You mean you cook the water?"

 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2010 17:44:18 »
On work Justin's Dad says "We are put on this earth to defecate and reproduce. If your job doesn't help people to do one or the other then it is not really that important, so don't get stressed about it."

Again, I cleaned it up a bit!
 

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