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MOUTHPIECE - September 12, 2017

Good Afternoon,

Let's start things off with a joke...

Employer: "Where did you receive your training?"

Applicant: "Yale."

Employer: "Great, what's your name?"

Applicant: "Yim Yohnson."

Now that we got that out of the way...let's get to it!

Mouthing Off,

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[m] q u o t e s . o f . t h e . d a y

"Never learn to do anything: if you don't learn, you'll always find someone else to do it for you."
--Mark Twain

"You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well."
--Carrie Fisher

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open."
--Elmer G. Letterman

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Discover the studio bloopers in your favorite songs

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[m] b i t s . n . b o b s

*-- "Expert Opinions" --*

Being an expert means never having to admit you're wrong. Here are some memorable examples of "expert opinion," quoted in a book called The Experts Speak, by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky.

On health:

"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
--The National Cancer Institute, 1954

"How do we know? Fallout may be good for us."
--Edward Teller, 1950

On film:

"The cinema is little more than a fad. It's canned drama. I'm going to get out of this business. It's too much for me. It'll never catch on."
--Charlie Chaplin, 1914

"Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in the history of Hollywood. I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his face and not Gary Cooper."
--Gary Cooper, 1938

"You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married."
--Emmeline Snively (modeling agent) to Marilyn Monroe, 1944

On technology:

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxiation."
--Dr. Dionysus Lardener, 1845

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
--William Thomson, President of the Royal Society, 1890

On computers:

"I think there is a world market for about five computers."
--Thomas J. Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson, President, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

On politics:

"If Richard Nixon is impeached, there will be mass suicides, mass nervous breakdowns, and total demoralization of the country."
--Helen Buffington, Committee to Re-Elect the President, 1974


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