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MOUTHPIECE - September 15, 2015

Good Afternoon,


Brrr! I went outside this morning and was greeted by some brisk fall weather. I guess we've been spoiled with the recent warm temps, because it was a shock to need a jacket today! I know it's only September, but come on!

Stay inside, stay warm, and enjoy this week's Mouthpiece.

Mouthing Off,
Carl


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

"The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer."
--Victor Borge

"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash."
--George S. Patton

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
--Benjamin Franklin


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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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