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The Quote Contest

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game V: RPG' started by snipelfritz, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. snipelfritz

    snipelfritz Crazy about the Demogame

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    This is the RPG Forum. The Role Playing Game Forum, and this is a Game. Ok, just saying that incase anyone tries to throw a "wrong forum" at me.

    In another thread and the latest TC, I have offered a contest to see who could identify the origin of a specific quote. It has anoyed me that no one has gotten the answer yet, so I make a proposition. The first person to name the origin of the following quote shall be proclaimed as the greatest mind ever know to mankind in my sig until the end of the 3rd Term. And the quote is:

    "UNLESS, someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. It's not."

    Remember, you must state the PERSON who stated this and WHERE he/she stated it.
     
  2. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    These are quotes from CFC people?
     
  3. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    That would be the Once-ler in the Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
     
  4. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    thats riight
     
  5. Ankka

    Ankka Chieftain

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    How could someone like me possibly know that?

    Oh well, what happens now?
     
  6. snipelfritz

    snipelfritz Crazy about the Demogame

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    Yes, Finally someone got it!!!

    Cyc, you are the greatest mind ever known to mankind.

    :goodjob:
     
  7. Stuck_as_a_Mac

    Stuck_as_a_Mac Aptenodytes forsteri

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    @snipel- isnt that the last line of the book?
    heres something you'd like- I was down in Orlando @ Universal Studios over the summer. They have a whole Dr. Seuss land there that looks like a page out of one of the books. One of the things they have is the tower of the Once-ler with three Whisper-ma-phones (i believe that was the proper name) that read that quote over and over and over again.
    Didnt Gisle win a Pulitzer for that one? Or was it the one w/Racism?
     
  8. snipelfritz

    snipelfritz Crazy about the Demogame

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    O yeah, I've been there.

    And Im not sure about the Pulitzer. are you talking about one with the Starbellied Sneeches and the Non-Starbellied sneeches, or the Butter Battle Book.
     
  9. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Very cool, snipelfritz. Thank you. Do you think you could correct the spelling in your sig?
     
  10. Stuck_as_a_Mac

    Stuck_as_a_Mac Aptenodytes forsteri

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    Starbellied and nob-Starbellied. That was the Racism one. I think the Butter Battle one was Nuclear war.
    Or is that Golberg I'm thinking of?

    SaaM
     
  11. snipelfritz

    snipelfritz Crazy about the Demogame

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    Sig has been spellchecked.

    Saam, yeah the Butter Battle was Nuclear war, though there was some stuff on racism as well. The basis of it was pretty much how silly WWII was. Alot of Dr. Seuss' stuff was really deep. Yertle the Turtle was based on Hitler and the Lorax was about protecting the environment.
     
  12. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    :lol: I think that's twisting it. The Sneeches was more about everyone wanting to be like everyone else, and not being happy if you don't have enough. In the end, they were happy for who they were. It was my favorite story as a kid.

    Yertle the Turle was my 2nd favorite...

    :hmm:
     
  13. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    And the Cat in the Hat? Or Fox on socks?

    Any global politican trouble in there ?

    <translated from dutch Dr. Seuss titles "The kat met de hoed" and "Fokke op sokken">
     
  14. blackheart

    blackheart unenlightened

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    You're right with the translations Rik.

    Dr. Seuss is really deep in writing. Green eggs and ham!
     
  15. snipelfritz

    snipelfritz Crazy about the Demogame

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    The Cat in the Hat was a childrens book which in cluded on *I forget* around 100 or so standard basic reading words. Fox in Socks, I don't know what that was about. Green Eggs and Ham obviously has a moral about you never know until you try.

    @Chieftess-In the end, they basically got ripped off by some guy who charged them to be changed from starbelly to non-starbelly. I'm not sure if the Sneeches themselves learned a lesson, but the reader was intended to.
     

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