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    Just before I got married, my dad took me aside and said

    "Just remember, when you think you're doing way more than your share, in reality you might just be pulling about even".

    Every time I've checked, he was right.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds." Teddy Roosevelt

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    "Don't worry about the things you cant change"

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    While shuttling a Hinckley Sou'wester sailboat to Annapolis from Martha's the man with the man who taught me how to sail offshore told me while waiting for a bridge to open...
    Gross tonnage always wins son....when I stated we had the right of way, he repeated what he said and then added,, and it's my Łucking boat, bear right away son...
    It was a few years before it really sunk in....
    I miss you Arnie...
    No one cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    While shuttling a Hinckley Sou'wester sailboat to Annapolis from Martha's the man with the man who taught me how to sail offshore told me while waiting for a bridge to open...
    Gross tonnage always wins son....when I stated we had the right of way, he repeated what he said and then added,, and it's my Łucking boat, bear right away son...
    It was a few years before it really sunk in....
    I miss you Arnie...
    Larry Gude's dad says, "There's right, and there's dead right."
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
    ~Eldridge Cleaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Larry Gude's dad says, "There's right, and there's dead right."
    So true...
    No one cares.

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    "Find yrself a large woman, son. They'll provide shade in the summer, warmth in the winter, and everywhere you squeeze 'em will feel like titties"

    RIP Pop
    "Dark humor is like food. Not everyone gets it." - J. Stalin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    "Find yrself a large woman, son. They'll provide shade in the summer, warmth in the winter, and everywhere you squeeze 'em will feel like titties"

    RIP Pop
    I've never heard the tittie part..
    I heard fat tattooed chic..
    Heat in the winter, shade in the summer and moving pictures all year long..
    No one cares.

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    It is really just a meaningless tautology - but with God as my witness, this advice lights a fire under my ass more often than not:

    The only way to do it, is to do it.
    --
    Well, it's been in your mouth for like, three hours. It feels like it's full of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxick View Post
    It is really just a meaningless tautology - but with God as my witness, this advice lights a fire under my ass more often than not:

    The only way to do it, is to do it.
    A nerd friend of mine once put it this way (sort of).

    Lemme 'splain first. In math and engineering, you don't always care about "precise". You care about "close enough".
    As in, you don't need pi to infinite places - ten is probably all you'll ever need.

    So sometimes in equations, you can neglect part of it if it's really small.
    Like x + y is pretty close to just x if it's a LOT bigger than y. For instance, 10,000,000 + 1 is pretty much 10,000,000 for all practical purpose.
    We show this by saying:

    x >> y -- x is a LOT bigger than y.

    My nerd friend said :

    1 >> 0.
    Basic law of human inertia.
    You can get something done, but getting started can be harder than just doing it.
    It may be a small thing - 1 is only 1 more than zero - but it might as well be infinity to some lazy ass.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds." Teddy Roosevelt

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    Another one my Pop loved to throw out all the time: "wish in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one fills up first"

    Fairly common..but not when yr only 10 years old hearing it for the first time.
    "Dark humor is like food. Not everyone gets it." - J. Stalin

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