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Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive insane.
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Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.
-- Bernard Levin
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Who's on first?
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-- Han Solo
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Why a man would want a wife is a big mystery to some people.
Why a man would want *two* wives is a bigamystery.
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Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?
-- Paul Simon
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Why are programmers non-productive?
Because their time is wasted in meetings.
Why are programmers rebellious?
Because the management interferes too much.
Why are the programmers resigning one by one?
Because they are burnt out.
Having worked for poor management, they no longer value their jobs.
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"
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Why are you so hard to ignore?
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Why are you watching
The washing machine?
I love entertainment
So long as it's clean.
While the preceding poem is unarguably a change from the guarded
pessimism of "The Hound of Heaven," it cannot be regarded as an unqualified
improvement. Obscurity is of value only when it tends to clarify the poetic
experience. As much as one is compelled to admire the poem's technique, one
must question whether its byplay of complex literary allusions does not in
fact distract from the unity of the whole. In the final analysis, one
receives the distinct impression that the poem's length could safely have
been reduced by a factor of eight or ten without sacrificing any of its
meaning. It is to be hoped that further publication of this poem can be
suspended pending a thorough investigation of its potential subversive
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Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.
-- Erik Satie