Posts Tagged 'F. Scott Fitzgerald'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/21/14

Warning sign.

Warning sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cut out all these exclamation points.  An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”   —   F. Scott Fitzgerald

English: Contagious Laughter

English: Contagious Laughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I REALLY wanted to end both sentences of this quote with exclamation points!!!  And, what’s so wrong with laughing at your own jokes?  Lots of great comedians do.  I think there’s a very old school mentality that says laughing at your own joke is like cueing your audience to laugh.  Which I guess was considered kind of pathetic.  To an extent it is, but some of your audience is usually either distracted/inattentive and/or a little slow on the uptake, so they can use a little prompting.  It’s nowhere’s near as bad as an applause sign or a laugh track.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I’m guilty of using exclamation points a bit much myself.  I AM aware of this weakness, and I DO try to keep it somewhat in check.  Admitting that I have a problem is the first step towards recovery!  Right???   —   YUR   😉

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/31/13


English: Fireworks over Edinburgh on New Year'...

English: Fireworks over Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”   —   F. Scott Fitzgerald

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve (Photo credit: besighyawn)

(I think this mainly applies to people with addictive personalities.  Francis loved – at first – to drink, but his addiction to alcohol both muddled and shortened his life.  Be well, do good . . . and be careful tonight, friends.  If you’re going to be drinking, please drink in moderation.  If you are going out and drink, please consider enlisting the services of a designated driver.  And remember, it’s not just you.  There are likely to be many, many drunk drivers out tonight.  It’s one of the reasons New Year’s Eve is known as Amateur Night.  Happy New Year!)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/13

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency....

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”   —   F. Scott Fitzgerald


Free #Snowden Free #Assange #FreeBrad @Restore...

Free #Snowden Free #Assange #FreeBrad @RestoreThe4thSF #RestoreThe4th #R4SF #bradleymanning #wikileaks #nsa #july4th (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

(. . . fairly difficult, with a certain amount of risk.  Nowadays, even so-so writing carries its risks.  Big Howdy to all my *fans* at the NSA!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/08/09

You don’t write because you want to say something.  You write because you’ve got something to say.”   —   F. Scott Fitzgerald

(These Type A personalities can be so annoying in their certitude.)   —   YUR

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