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opainter
03-14-2018, 08:57 PM
Do you ever feel like you have something silly to say that you would like to proffer as wisdom?

Then you have come to the right place!

It can be in the form of a silly saying, a silly poem, or anything else that is silly and short.

I will start with a Haiku poem:

Never suggest that
Skinny flirts in miniskirts
Mustn't fail math!

Artchrispy
03-15-2018, 05:40 PM
'You have to risk it to get the biscuit.'

I believe it's a skater expression. I did hear a winter Olympics commentator apply it to snow boarding.

DavidPriestley
03-15-2018, 06:39 PM
'You have to risk it to get the biscuit.'

I believe it's a skater expression. I did hear a winter Olympics commentator apply it to snow boarding.
This saying actually originates from a 70’s TV advert in the UK for a muesli bar, which had the catchphrase “I’ll risk it for a Swisskit” (Swisskit pronounced like ‘Biscuit’ but with a ‘Sw’ at the start).
A while later, British people just started saying “risk it for a biscuit”.

A 'biscuit', in the UK, is the same thing that Americans call cookies.


I like finding pearls of wisdom in song lyrics. One of my favorites is from a song by 'The Eels' called "P.S. You Rock My World" (from the 'Electro-Shock Blues'album, much of which is about the songwriter Mark Everett dealing with his sister's suicide and his mother's terminal lung cancer.) which contains the phrase "a careful man tries to dodge the bullets while a happy man takes a walk." meaning that we can sometimes be too involved in being careful to enjoy simply living.
The final line of the entire album is "And maybe it's time to live."

No matter how much pain you are in, and how much you want it to all be over, at some point you have to decide to live... not just exist.

Luv2shoot
03-16-2018, 12:30 AM
Get eight hours of sleep, Nine if you're ugly.

Artchrispy
03-16-2018, 07:40 AM
This saying actually originates from a 70’s TV advert in the UK for a muesli bar, which had the catchphrase “I’ll risk it for a Swisskit” (Swisskit pronounced like ‘Biscuit’ but with a ‘Sw’ at the start).
A while later, British people just started saying “risk it for a biscuit”.

A 'biscuit', in the UK, is the same thing that Americans call cookies.


Thanks for the etymology lesson, I can now use the expression with confidence. I half suspected 'biscuit' carried a risque double entendre. :)

mbeckett
03-17-2018, 12:42 PM
a bird in hand can make a hell of a mess.

if i remember right, this was an Archie Bunker pearl of wisdom.

Kosmon
03-17-2018, 01:14 PM
three lefts make a right

mbeckett
03-18-2018, 02:31 PM
Even a broken watch shows the time correctly twice a day.

bvanevery
03-22-2018, 12:53 AM
Let us eat lettuce.
It's a lettuce eat lettuce world out there.

opainter
03-22-2018, 08:15 PM
I scream, you scream, we all scream "ice cream," if you lettuce.

bvanevery
03-23-2018, 01:23 AM
Whenever someone says "too too" or "to two" or any such combo, always correct them. "No. Bishop Tutu."

mbeckett
03-23-2018, 03:12 AM
you're a marvel... you should have been a sausage

my grandmother used to say that when she thought we were being braggarts. i have no idea where the saying came from. anyone know?

bvanevery
03-23-2018, 08:53 AM
Sounds like a derivative of an advertizing campaign.

Pin a rose on your nose and call yourself a rosy nosy.

mbeckett
03-25-2018, 08:33 PM
[that's what i thought. if i can only find some marvel sausage]

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. -- Steve Martin

bvanevery
03-26-2018, 12:10 AM
"Surely you can't be serious?"
"I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley."

Artchrispy
03-29-2018, 06:50 PM
Don't s#^t where you eat. - Unknown. Very profound.

Don't do anything stupid. - Lee Okerwall

Ryeath
03-30-2018, 02:57 PM
Don't s#^t where you eat. - Unknown. Very profound.


Reminds me of the traditional cowboy wisdom of "Don't drink downstream of the herd."

opainter
03-30-2018, 10:32 PM
Don't do anything stupid. - Lee Okerwall

Maybe you meant "Don't do anything, stupid." :clap:
Or perhaps "Don't do anything. Stupid." :clap: :clap:

:confused: . . . :eek: . . . :o . . . ;)

snoball
03-31-2018, 08:21 AM
If you want to live longer, just don't die.

bvanevery
03-31-2018, 08:30 AM
2 birds tied together have 4 wings but cannot fly.

Coastal
05-28-2018, 08:16 PM
A wet bird never flies at night.

snoball
05-29-2018, 05:10 AM
Never eat yellow snow.

bvanevery
05-29-2018, 11:39 AM
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

opainter
05-29-2018, 07:05 PM
City mice are slicker than country mice.

Coastal
05-31-2018, 11:33 PM
If two heads think exactly the same..one of the heads isn't thinking.

bvanevery
06-01-2018, 09:39 AM
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.

opainter
06-02-2018, 10:32 PM
Heart surgery on octopuses is more involved than heart surgery on humans.

Coastal
06-06-2018, 09:08 PM
If you're not lead dog.. the view's always the same.

opainter
06-23-2018, 09:20 PM
There is no wisdom so silly but that someone, somewhere, believes it to be true.

opainter
08-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Another Haiku poem:

Uncle Carbuncle
Rode his Yellow Bicycle
To the City Zoo

Don't ask me why this is silly wisdom, it just is.

bvanevery
08-15-2018, 10:13 PM
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge anything.

opainter
08-16-2018, 06:50 PM
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge anything.

That is very zen! :thumbsup:

opainter
08-16-2018, 06:50 PM
If you can wrench a Dodge, you can wrench anything.

ianuk
09-02-2018, 12:01 PM
If you were my husband Churchill, I'd poison your wine!
Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.

snoball
09-02-2018, 01:24 PM
You can lead a horse over the water but you can't make him sink. (Lisa Douglas from Green Acres)

snoball
09-02-2018, 03:08 PM
What does coffee taste like after dipping a paint brush in it? Asking for a friend.

opainter
09-08-2018, 09:17 PM
What does coffee taste like after dipping a paint brush in it? Asking for a friend.

What? You don't know?! :lol: