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Help with a project, smart quotes and actions from idoits please!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Eukaryote, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Chieftain

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    I'm working on a project for presintation class on Winston Churchill's quote: "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."

    I am arguing that it's true (even though there are wayyy better lessons). My request to you is, tell me some things that a famous unintelligent preson has done or said, that's smart or correct. They can be fictional, they can be non fictional, they can be movie charicters, I don't care.

    I'd just really appreciate the help.

    Edit: I'd also like to hear of some stupid things smart people have done or said.
     
  2. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Chieftain

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    Al Gore said a few times, remarking George HW Bush, "A zebra does not change it's spots." Now a lot of people thought that was stupid, because a zebra has stripes, not spots. However, I struggle to recall even one incident where a zebra has changed it's spots. So really, that statement is totally valid.

    Will that do? I really hope so, 'cause it's all I got.
     
  3. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

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    you could talk about all the inventions created by mistake (e.g.microwave, post-its, chocolate-chip cookie, potato chip, etc.)
     
  4. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Chieftain

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    Don't forget the sandwich! It was invented by Earl Sandwich, because he needed a compact meal that he could eat while playing cards, as he was a cumpulsive gambler.
     
  5. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Chieftain

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    Thanks guys. I know "I am not a smart man, but I know what love is." but does anyone else have any great Forrest Gump quotes?"
     
  6. -Tomasz-

    -Tomasz- Explorer

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    ". .. .. .. . happens" - Forrest Gump :D


    EDIT: "Life is like a box of chocolates...."
     
  7. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Chieftain

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    Forrest Gump wasn't a fool! He was very wise.
     
  8. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    " It's better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Mark Twain (Yes, I know, he was a very intelligent person)
     
  9. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Well, lets open up the old Dan Quayle archive shall we?

    I suppose that is true . . .

    Winner by default . . .

    Kind of self defeating, but very true.

    This one comes straight from the horse's mouth I would say.
     
  10. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    You could be more abstract, and point out how so many arguments in the media nowadays focus on attacking the person, not what the person has said.

    You can then relate this to Churchill's saying, by explaining that it is important to realise that this common method of argument is irrelevant and that we should not be swayed by it, because whether the person is a fool, or a bad person, he could still be speaking the truth.
     
  11. scy12

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    Idoits are infecting us , i heard they are currently efffffectugfdging our grammmar . (Oh No.)
     
  12. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    "I could've done that better." - Taillesskangaru, on way too many occasions.
     

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