Posts Tagged 'Josh Billings'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/13

 

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves yo...

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. (Photo credit: chris zerbes)

Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.”   —   Josh Billings

(Not being a man of letters, or great accomplishment, I guess this applies to me as much as anyone else.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/19/13

English: Encased postage stamp

English: Encased postage stamp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Be like a postage stamp:  stick to one thing until you get there.”   —   Josh Billings

Humorist and lecturer Josh Billings

Humorist and lecturer Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Why is it that all the best advice seems to come to you when you’re – essentially – too old to benefit from it?  SIGH!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Hey, USPS!  How about a Josh Billings postage stamp?!?!  I’m pretty sure you’ve given us a Mark Twain one and a Will Rogers one.  Old Josh was every bit as clever and poignant as those other Great Americans.  How ’bout it?   —   YUR

(On Time) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/11

Truth

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As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth, hear both sides and believe neither.”   — Josh Billings

(One of the greatest truths ever told!  Each side is going to bring a certain amount of bias to an issue.  The truthier truth is always going to lie somewhere in between.  Mr. Josh Billings definitely rocks!  Why can’t today’s populists have this clear a perspective?  No.  We get the FOX “News” clowns: Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.  And, let’s not forget Clear Channel’s Rush Limbaugh.  Where would this country be without their sound and fury reasoning?  WHAT?!  Who said we’d be better off?  What are you, a SOCIALIST or something???  Enjoy the First Day of Spring, good people.  Be good, do good, my friends.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/07/11

Taken in mirror by subject after shoveling sno...

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Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.”   — Josh Billings

(No bout a doubt it, JB!  Yer Uncle has got to start psyching himself up to do some more shoveling.  My back is still recovering from the first storm.  Oy vey!)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/09

There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”   — Josh Billings

(This guy had to have influenced both Will Rogers and Mark Twain.  If only he had made it to the 20th Century!  I’m pretty sure he’d come up more often, and in more places, than just in the cryptoquote.) —   YUR

(Late) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/17/09

I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.”   — Josh Billings

(This exact line of thinking has always kept me from pursuing religious studies.) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/08/09

There are two things in this life for which we are never fully prepared, and that is twins.”   — Josh Billings

(I bet old Josh wouldn’t be all Aw shucks!  Ain’t that sweet! – like so many of our current brain dead pundits and reporters are – when it comes to the Octomom.  What’s a quaint and clever way to call somebody a parasite???) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/09

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant but we can’t dodge a fly.”   —   Josh Billings

(I bet ol’ Josh and Mr. Twain and Will Rogers have welcomed George Carlin into their celestial fraternity.  I know George wasn’t a big believer in the afterlife, but I think they’d all get along like gangbusters.)   —  YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/20/09

Every man has a right to his opinion, provided it agress with ours.”   —   Josh Billings

Cryptoquote Spoiler 02/25/09

It is very easy to manage your neighbor’s business, but our own sometimes bothers us.”   —   Josh Billings


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