December 13, 2017

Commentary

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
— Groucho Marx

“She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.”
— Henry Kissinger

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.”
— Dave Barry

“Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.”
— Herb Caen

“The cocktail party is a device for paying off obligations to people you don’t want to invite for dinner.”
— Charles Smith

“A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
— Herm Albright

“To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.”
— Ambrose Bierce

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.”
— Rita Mae Brown

“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”
— Mariah Carrey

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”
— Charles Lamb

 

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