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Here is the fact of the week, maybe even the fact of the month.
According to probably reliable sources, the Coca-Cola people are experiencing
severe marketing anxiety in China.
The words "Coca-Cola" translate into Chinese as either (depending
on the inflection) "wax-fattened mare" or "bite the wax tadpole".
Bite the wax tadpole.
There is a sort of rough justice, is there not?
The trouble with this fact, as lovely as it is, is that it's hard
to get a whole column out of it. I'd like to teach the world to bite a wax
tadpole. Coke -- it's the real wax-fattened mare. Not bad, but broad
satiric vistas do not open up.
-- John Carrol, The San Francisco Chronicle
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"His great aim was to escape from civilization, and, as soon as he had
money, he went to Southern California."
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Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer
of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that
continues to this day.
-- Wayne Shannon
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Houdini escaping from New Jersey!
Film at eleven.
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How many priests are needed for a Boston Mass?
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I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.
-- Yul Brynner, 1956
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I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of
pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you
that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic
globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I
can't help it. I was born sneering.
-- Pooh-Bah, "The Mikado"
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I didn't know he was dead; I thought he was British.
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I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.
-- George Bernard Shaw
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I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.
-- graffito in Los Angeles
On a clear day,
-- graffito in San Francisco
There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our
lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
-- Robert Orben