If LotR Had Been Written By Someone Else!? 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 03:02 PM - blogFoo
Good ones in the comments:

"Gandalf, Gandalf! Take the ring!
I am too small to carry this thing!"

"I can not, will not hold the One.
You have a slim chance, but I have none.
I will not take it on a boat,
I will not take it across a moat.
I cannot take it under Moria,
that's one thing I can't do for ya.
I would not bring it into Mordor,
I would not make it to the border."

-excerpt from Dr. Suess's FOTR.


The King of the Nazgul (KotN) fingered the safety buckle that secured the shortsword in it's scabbard. It was modeled after the Gladius design, making it wholly inadequate for going up against Elven armour, but it was perfectly suited for being jammed in the collarbone of a Hobbit 'merc, without calling too much attention to it's owner. His XO, "Camel" Khamul had used a similar weapon in numerous CoIN missions in North Gondor, where he had been sent to disrupt "Elrond's" supply fellowships sneaking down the Is-ild-ur trail.
The KotN smiled, even without a head. This mission was almost going to be a mead-run. Taking out a squad of sleeping halflings was going to be easier than slaying Wyvyrns sitting on a tarmac...

-Hunt for the Ring, Tom Clancy

Read the rest.

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Mark Twain 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:56 PM - quoteFoo

"I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

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I want this on a T-Shirt 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:56 PM - blogFoo

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Groucho Marx 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:54 PM - quoteFoo

"I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it."

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All your Base 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:53 PM - blogFoo

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P. T. Barnum Economics 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:52 PM - blogFoo
Found on the Internet:

I know Barnum was never actually quoted as saying this , but it has fallen into accepted usage.

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Winston Churchill 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 01:11 PM - quoteFoo

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”

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American Interventionism 
Thursday, November 8, 2007, 09:15 AM - politiFoo
Great comment from Coob over at Reddit:

A non-interventionist US foreign policy will throw the world into either an uncertain and terrifying place, or one dominated by a power whose influence would be far worse than current perceptions of US hegemony.

American intervention is the reason I speak English and not German, it is what has stopped genocide, it is what has toppled repressed dictators and it is what has defeated both fascism and communism.

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Fred Thompson 
Monday, November 5, 2007, 07:48 AM - quoteFoo

After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

-Speech given before the Commonwealth Club of California

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St Augustine 
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 10:06 PM - quoteFoo

The Mind commands the Body and it obeys.
The Mind orders itself and meets resistance.

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Cello Concerto in G Major - J. S. Bach 
Monday, September 17, 2007, 03:25 PM - ringFoo
The Prelude is the most recognized.


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Calls for Unity After Iraq Upsets Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup 
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 07:15 AM - Foo-tball

The Iraq team's win dripped with symbolism, not least in the makeup of its front-line strikers: one Kurd, one Shiite, one Sunni.

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