a bit of fun


Afternoon, folks.  We had solemn quotations yesterday, so today, let’s have a bit of fun. 

First, some lovely Latin that I saw on a website somewhere several years ago:
“Antiquis temporibus, nati ibi similes in repibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.”
[In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on wind-swept crags.]
“Canis meus id comedit.”
[My dog ate it.]
and finally…
“Vah!  Denuone Latine loquebar?  Me ineptum.  Interdum modo elabitur.”
[Oh! Was I speaking Latin again?  Silly me.  Sometimes it just sort of slips out.]
Right.  Now for some much more modern sillyness:
“What’s so fun about a teeny-tiny Snickers?  A fun-sized Snickers should be three feet long.”  — Valerie Frankel’s Hex and the Single Girl
“I will not suffer in silence when I can still moan, whimper, and complain.” — Rhonda Pollero’s Knock Off
“I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.  Let’s start with typewriters.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
and our last bit for today, from a much-maligned (but actually quite good) novel by Dorothy L. Sayers called The Documents in the Case:
“No sooner had I got there than I was swept into a discussion about ‘this wonderful man Einstein.’  Extraordinarily interesting, wasn’t it, and what did I make of it?  Displaying all my social charm, I said I though it was a delighful idea.  I like thinking all the straight lines were really curly, and only wished I’d know all about it at school, because it would have annoyed the geometry master so much.”
For this afternoon, tell me a bit from a book or movie that made you smile.

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