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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 3:50am

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With the recently coined Jedi Mind-meld sure to go down in history, I thought we might make a few, erm, interesting sayings of our own. Actually the idea for this thread originally came from a game called "Silly Proverbs" I saw on another site.

To play, all we have to do is finish each others' sentences in a novel way. The first poster starts with the first part of a common saying, such as "A bird in the hand..." the next poster finishes the phrase in the subject line, such as "is not very nice precious." Then in the body of their post they start a new phrase, and the next person finishes it, then starts another phrase... and so on.

Clear as mud? Okay I'll start and do the first reply just in case I haven't explained it well enough:


"When life hands you lemons..."


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 3:52am

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it's better than two in the bush. [In reply to] Can't Post

"Early to bed and early to rise...


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Mar 3 2013, 3:53am)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 3 2013, 3:56am

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I'm missing the cultural reference. [In reply to] Can't Post

Where did Jedi mind-meld come from?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 4:05am

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oh... [In reply to] Can't Post

It was something US President Obama said yesterday.

Here's a snip:


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Even though most people agree that I'm presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind–meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right.'


The context can be read here (and elsewhere).


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 4:19am

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....is the root of all evil". [In reply to] Can't Post

"You can lead a horse to water....



(Fun idea, Sir Dennis!)


(This post was edited by Brethil on Mar 3 2013, 4:20am)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Mar 3 2013, 4:21am

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That's like "Back to the Future" [In reply to] Can't Post

where Michael J. Fox intones something like "I am Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan!" Cool

I like your idea! Yes, yesss!


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Mar 3 2013, 4:27am

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helps one clever Ranger perfect his disguise. [In reply to] Can't Post

"A stitch in time . . .


batik
Tol Eressea


Mar 3 2013, 4:39am

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What, will the line stretch out to th' crack of doom? ... [In reply to] Can't Post

"Time, you thief"


sador
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 7:38am

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"...et dona ferentes". [In reply to] Can't Post

"Some like it hot....


elaen32
Gondor

Mar 3 2013, 9:46am

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.... Is the spice of life [In reply to] Can't Post

"An apple a day....."

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


CuriousG
Valinor


Mar 3 2013, 2:43pm

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...keeps the Wizard away. [In reply to] Can't Post

All work and no play...


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 3:04pm

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....spoil(s) the broth" [In reply to] Can't Post

People who live in glass houses.....


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 3:05pm

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Nicely done! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


Ciars
Rohan


Mar 3 2013, 4:35pm

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The time of the elves is over. Do we leave Middle-Earth to its fate? [In reply to] Can't Post

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well


(This post was edited by Ciars on Mar 3 2013, 4:40pm)


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 5:00pm

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. . . gather no moss." [In reply to] Can't Post

"Time wounds . . ."

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 5:17pm

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oops, I meant [In reply to] Can't Post

"Time heals . . ."

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


sador
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 7:19pm

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"...like an arrow". [In reply to] Can't Post

"Every bullet. . ."


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 7:30pm

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"... has its day." [In reply to] Can't Post

"Live fast, die young... "


CuriousG
Valinor


Mar 3 2013, 7:50pm

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"...and be merry." [In reply to] Can't Post

"Let sleeping dogs..."


ryouko
Lorien

Mar 3 2013, 8:23pm

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Keep the doctor away [In reply to] Can't Post

"A stitch in time..."


Aragorn's Sexy Scar
Bree

Mar 3 2013, 8:58pm

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Funny [In reply to] Can't Post

The funniest response I saw to the actual WH was:

John Boehner as Admiral Ackbar "It's a TARP!" Sly


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 10:52pm

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...deserves another." [In reply to] Can't Post

"Revenge is a dish....


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 10:56pm

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"... best served with some fava beans and a nice chianti." [In reply to] Can't Post

"If at first you don't succeed..."


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 3 2013, 11:22pm

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"...search for the answer on Wikipedia." [In reply to] Can't Post

He who laughs last...

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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CuriousG
Valinor


Mar 4 2013, 2:01am

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Bravo! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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