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A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.
                -- Paul Valery
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  531 of 1371

"A can of ASPARAGUS, 73 pigeons, some LIVE ammo, and a FROZEN DAIQURI!!"
                -- Zippy the Pinhead
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  532 of 1371

A candidate is a person who gets money from the rich
and votes from the poor to protect them from each other.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  533 of 1371

A cannibal warrior is experiencing severe gastric distress, so he goes
to his Village Witch Doctor with his complaint.  The VWD examines him
and, concluding that something he ate disagreed with him, began to cross
examine him about his recent diet.
        "Well, I ate a missionary yesterday.  Do you think that could be
the problem?"
        The VWD says "Hmmmm."  (All doctors say "Hmmmm.")  "That could be.
Tell me a bit about this missionary."
        "Well, he was tall for a white man, wearing a brown robe.  He was
walking down the trail, not watching for danger, so I speared him, dragged
him home, cleaned him, boiled him and ate him."
        "Ah-hah!" (All doctors say "Ah-hah!")  There's your problem," smiles
the VWD.  You boiled him, but he was a friar!"
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  534 of 1371

A career is great, but you can't run your fingers through its hair.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  535 of 1371

A castaway was washed ashore after many days on the open sea.  The island
on which he landed was populated by savage cannibals who tied him, dazed
and exhausted, to a thick stake.  They then proceeded to cut his arms
with their spears and drink his blood.  This continued for several days
until the castaway could stand no more.  He yelled for the cannibal chief
and declared, "You can kill me if you want to, but this torture with the
spears has got to stop.  Dammit, I'm tired of getting stuck for the drinks."
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  536 of 1371

A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith
does not prove anything.
                -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  537 of 1371

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  538 of 1371

A certain amount of opposition is a help, not a hindrance.
Kites rise against the wind, not with it.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  539 of 1371

A certain monk had a habit of pestering the Grand Tortue (the only one who
had ever reached the Enlightenment 'Yond Enlightenment), by asking whether
various objects had Buddha-nature or not.  To such a question Tortue
invariably sat silent.  The monk had already asked about a bean, a lake,
and a moonlit night.  One day he brought to Tortue a piece of string, and
asked the same question.  In reply, the Grand Tortue grasped the loop
between his feet and, with a few simple manipulations, created a complex
string which he proferred wordlessly to the monk.  At that moment, the monk
was enlightened.

From then on, the monk did not bother Tortue.  Instead, he made string after
string by Tortue's method; and he passed the method on to his own disciples,
who passed it on to theirs.
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