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Post by: Debra on July 10, 2006, 10:48:22 AM
We'll open this forum with the memorable quote from Magoo

Anyway, I'm suddenly all fucking "pro" any goddamned vulgarity I can fucking well lay my fucking hands on! Holy Shit! This whole swearing thing is so FUCKFUCKFUCKING awesome! Jesus Goddamn Christ on a Bike! I'm suddenly saltier than a mermaid's cunt! I could damn well make a motherfucking stevedore blush!
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Post by: Toedancer on July 10, 2006, 10:56:04 AM
:rotfl:  I just got on and this is the first thing I seen. Yeah Debra.
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Post by: deBeauxOs on July 10, 2006, 01:38:17 PM
Quote from: Debra
Who knew bad things could happen without it being the terrorists fault?

Good choice for the first entry, Debra.  It's all downhill (or uphill, depending on the POV) from that one.   :lol:
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Post by: skdadl on July 25, 2006, 10:47:22 AM

I've never seen this thread before. We must resurrect it.
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Post by: skdadl on July 25, 2006, 12:54:53 PM
Duelling posters: ( gunnar and deBeauxOs do some fancy footwork for some time on this thread. Who can excerpt poetry like that, but this was definitely a high pointe:

deBeauxOs to gunnar:
Oh really? Even your cheerleaders only gave you a 4.5 and that was because they liked the music you picked ... I don't think that I've seen any one since then do a plié followed by a grand jetté to the tune of Hava Nagilah as masterfully as you did.
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Post by: deBeauxOs on July 25, 2006, 05:15:51 PM
Here's ( a link to kewl pic by Gigi of a hawk (redtailed?) feasting on a tasty pigeon.  Later in the thread Herr Magoo waxes nostalgic ...  :wink:
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Post by: skdadl on July 26, 2006, 03:09:08 PM
Not just quotes, but there are a few BnR sayings that have already become, well, BnR sayings -- I was thinking last night, eg, of someone who wrote of "the wrath of Gigi and the [???] of eph." Does anyone remember how that goes? I like that one.

There is also Gigi's sig line, which I think we should lease from her as our slogan. No one had ever heard such a thing before, but once heard/read, never forgotten.
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Post by: 'lance on July 26, 2006, 03:47:32 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Not just quotes, but there are a few BnR sayings that have already become, well, BnR sayings -- I was thinking last night, eg, of someone who wrote of "the wrath of Gigi and the [???] of eph." Does anyone remember how that goes? I like that one.

"The wrath of Gigi or the rage of eph." (

Coined by -- well -- eph.
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Post by: skdadl on July 26, 2006, 03:56:55 PM
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Post by: Debra on August 21, 2006, 12:57:06 PM
'lance on this thread ... 04&start=0 (

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Post by: Debra on August 29, 2006, 12:41:34 PM
Finally I had to tell them, "look-when I *bought* an acre of rainforest I assumed you were going to try & preserve it. I didn't ask you to chop it down, turn it into paper & mail/fax it to me".

k'in ... eply&t=534 (
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Post by: skdadl on August 31, 2006, 03:55:48 PM
Herr Magoo, on the general consensus surrounding s-i-ls:

Good grief. My sister-in-law is, to borrow a phrase from my father, "goofy as a half-screwed barn owl". It seems to be an epidemic!

Surely once the media comes up with a catchy phrase for it, we can say it out loud? Won't that be empowering? Will our kids someday mock, "they used to keep their disdain for their sisters-in-law hidden in the closet, like some shameful little secret!"

On this thread. (
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Post by: skdadl on September 06, 2006, 02:16:27 PM
deBeauxOs saves Citizen Black's soul by recasting him as Boom Boom:

Imagine the Lard's life story, along the lines of Citizen Kane. A gnarled, reclusive hermit, this bearded and shaggy Conrad is living in a remote St-Lawrence North shore community, hiding out from hit-men hired by the Hollinger share-holders. He pines for a yellow ducky, like the one he had when he played in the tub as a child, maneuvering his armada of English and French warboats in the water. He is older than dirt, and he longs for his rubber ducky. "Donald", he bleats heartwrenchingly, as a tear slowly trickles down his scraggly cheek, leading people who are not familiar with his childhood whimsy to speculate that he once enjoyed a youthful indiscretion with Trump.

In this thread. (
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Post by: Boom Boom on September 06, 2006, 02:34:22 PM
Only Boom Boom can be Boom Boom, at least while I'm still alive.  :spy:  :panic
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Post by: skdadl on September 06, 2006, 02:37:56 PM
Just keep truckin', Boom Boom.      :penguin1  :dance
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Post by: Boom Boom on September 06, 2006, 02:52:04 PM
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Post by: deBeauxOs on September 08, 2006, 05:18:30 PM
The first part of this thread ( is exemplary of the B'n'R style of badinage, until it gets stuck in the effluvia of snowmobile exhaust.  :roll:

This particular response is pithy and à propos.
Quote from: lagatta
Winter camping? :shock: For any reason other than escaping from a Siberian gulag or fleeing murderous fascist hordes?
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Post by: Debra on October 27, 2006, 09:54:08 AM ... 06&start=0 (

Now, now, grrrrls. Settle down. That is a perfect example of specious reasoning. We all know there are times each month when even the most gentle and kind of us gets a bit, shall we say, unhinged with PMS. That's how Gawd created us and while we do try, out of consideration for other family members, to keep our manicured and dainty hands off the handle of the axe, some of us, if not most of us, including myself, your teacher Mz Gooch, do occasionally snap and some of us are so affected by our biology, which is, as we all know, our destiny, that we have been seen and heard positively venting and raging. In our heads and hearts we regret this behaviour, we all wind up saying I'm sorry, I'm sorry, and we all try to overcome the hormone imbalance, while at the same time fearing it might happen again. some of us lock ourselves in our room to keep our PMS from impacting the innocent in the family. Well, so it is with men, those glorious creatures with whom we share this world. men are glorious, men are wonderful, men are designed and made by God to be head of the family, head of the church, heads of state and to protect and provide for us. And they , like us, are assaulted by their biology, which is also their destiny. The sight of the curve of a woman's buzzum causes instant and instinctive hormone flow. The sight of a woman's ankle has the same effect. And though it pains me to say this, and though I will be very uncomfortable and doubtless blush, it is my duty to explain to you that the sight of a woman's lips causes a response we can barely comprehend. A man sees a woman's mouth and he immediately thinks of her private region. This is his biology, it is his destiny. And time after time after time men resist this powerful urge, this destinial manifestation of the species imperative to reproduce, the commandment Gawd gave us all, get thee hence and multiply, fill the other words fuck fuck fuck. But the humours and substances build up in their bodies. Hundreds of times a day all these little pumps are turned on by the sight of wrists and chins, ears and hairline, pump pump until the poor man is absolutely swimming in jizzum and when that happens he can no more control his imperitive to fuck fuck fuck than we can control our PMS and he leaps upon the first female form, and ruts until satiated. And it is not his fault. And because of his biology, and because he is often rough and even brutal in his fucking, Mz Gooch wants each and every one of you to be sure you never in any way tempt him. And if it should happen that you are the one on which one of these handicapped brethren leaps when his biology is ascendant, I want you to form a line and file quietly past my desk and choose which one of these lovely pink-painted sawed off shotguns you like, and a dozen pink painted shells and should you be assaulted blow his fuckin head off, okay?
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Post by: skdadl on October 27, 2006, 10:02:28 AM
:clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Debra on October 31, 2006, 07:53:35 PM
Norman Spector writes for the Victoria newspaper the Times Colonist ...

That's the name all right, but "newspaper" is overly kind to that continuing, unsolved crime against the forests.

'lance onthis thread (
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Post by: deBeauxOs on November 07, 2006, 12:01:12 PM
Starting here (, with skdadl's question to fern hill about her day before the, you know, BIG day today.

I love fern hill's answer.  snif, snif.  Brought tears to this jaded old broad's eyes, it did.
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Post by: skdadl on December 02, 2006, 11:19:04 AM
Here (  is deBeauxOs, responding to news of Green Party policy on abortion:

sparqui wrote:
... Also, I am told that the Green party wants to promote policies that reduce the need for abortion Rolling Eyes

What? Are they planning to do an exit poll as women leave the abortion clinics?

"Excuse me, ma'am - I am here on behalf of the Green Party who would like to know what socioeconomopolitical reason reduced you ... sorry, make that induced you to take this crazy - you're out your mind, right? - last resort which our leader would have talked you out of had we known which policy to promote that would have stopped you from coming to this clinic, not that it's a problem if your only other option is to have been reduced, darn there's that word again scratch that, I mean induced to using a coat hanger?

What's that .... You want me to repeat the question? No, you want me to stuff my clipboard up the disposal sphincter of my personal composting unit?"
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Post by: fern hill on January 18, 2007, 10:46:12 AM
From here ( This is the entire post. I'm saving it for the next time this situation occurs.

anne cameron wrote:
James, may I introduce you to Matthew? Matthew, this is James. James , Matthew was my father. Everyone in town thought Matthew was SUCH a nice guy. Every Saturday night Matthew went to "the dance", and was considered the best dancer on Vancouver Island. Charming. Full of jokes. Smiling. Women felt "safe" around Matthew because he was not only the best dancer, he'd never lost a fight. If Matthew saw someone teasing, bugging, harrassing, or trying to get "too friendly" with a woman who obviously wasn't welcoming the attention, Matthew would go over, and tell the usually drunk guy Hey, fella, the lady isn't interested. If that didn't work he'd take the guy outside and pound him senseless. Nobody was going to impose on a woman when Matthew was around.

Then he'd go home and pound the snot out of my mother. Whether she went to the dance with him, or whether she was on shift and working, so couldn't go.

Today, I think he'd have been locked away.

There isn't a lot of choice for straight women. If you're straight you have to relate with men. So the trick is to pick one who makes you feel safe. It's like having no option but to swim in a pool of sharks, so you get your own shark, tame and protective, and go swimming with it. And the "bad boy" often seems to be strong, protective, confident, and shark-like enough to keep the threats away. And many of us find out the sad way that even a tame shark can bite your bum. And it hurts. So we leave him and feel even more vulnerable, and here's someone smiling and teasing and he in no way resembles the shark who went feral and... because women live in a world dominated by men. Men have deeper, louder, more confident seeming voices, men not only rule they know they rule and they like it that way. And women , I think particularly straight women, are conditioned from birth to appease men, because if we don't the price tag is very high and hurtful.

You're actually fortunate, you've inadvertantly stepped in patrist doo doo and had it pointed out by women who are no longer intimidated by male voice, or male presence. They aren't "picking" on you, they're showing you where and how you stepped in the doo. They aren't "mad at" you, they're teaching you something.

Growth hurts. It especially hurts when we didn't think we had any need to grow and it gets forced on us. Now I'm not a man, for which I thank Gawd daily, and I've been brought up short a couple of times by the women who post here. I can't believe how much I've learned! And it wasn't always pleasant, and I sure as hell didn't enjoy the learning, and I bet it will happen again.

Used to be I could go days on end without ever meeting a guy I felt could be left alone with a little kid without fear he'd eat it. Used to be I felt it was impossible to have any kind of interesting conversation with a man. But I've met a precious few who can actually shed their conditioning and find the human person who has probably always lived inside the shell of manliness, and I am very pleasantly surprised each time.

Some PEOPLE get tangled up in problematic relationships. Some seemingly intelligent PEOPLE choose the wrong partner. I'm the mother of two sons, I could bore your ass numb blethering on about some of the prizes my sons have become tangled up with. Or maybe bore you equally with stories of the prizes my two daughters have drug home from time to time.

I struggle daily with my opinion of "most men" because even I know my slit-eyed distrust of most men is unfair and prejudicial and bigoted and diminishes me. I am helped in that struggle by the presence in my life of my grandsons and the two absolute prize winning male persons with whom my daughters are currently involved.

Don't sulk, don't flounce, and don't blow off what has happened here. It's just that we have been saying some of the same things for so long we are bored with the deliberately obtuse bullshit coming from guys who want to be seen as nice guys ON THEIR TERMS. That isn't happening as much anymore . WE will decide who WE think can be trusted not to eat our young.

Yeah, I thought you were a troll. Said as much. I'm still not convinced you aren't a troll, but that is my problem, not yours, and I'll take my personal responsibility around it.

You have to take your own personal responsibility. You haven't lost all the shell of male entitlement. You might be a really nice guy but you still carry a lot of conditioned baggage and your words reveal it. And you've been called on them by women who care enough to take the time from their lives to show you where you stepped in the slop. You can learn or you can flounce. If you choose to learn, great. If you choose to flounce, well, don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

And to the guys who do "get it". Bless you, dollinks. My grandsons need your examples.
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Post by: Croghan27 on April 12, 2007, 05:08:36 AM
Laughter and tears are both responses
 to frustration and exhaustion.
I myself prefer to laugh,
since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnigut died this morning.
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Post by: deBeauxOs on June 13, 2007, 09:43:52 PM
This is for memorable quotes from threads on this board, remember that everyone!

In this thread (, Toedancer and skdadl engage in .... well read it and you'll know.
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Post by: Gigi on July 08, 2007, 10:48:19 AM
Quote from: arborman
Would somebody please start taking Cheney out for greasy hamburgers or something.
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Post by: fern hill on July 26, 2007, 10:46:48 AM
Croghan finds a priceless oopsie.

I usually take a story about a three over murderer being hunted fairly seriously. It was with interest I was reading the Citizen this AM when the sentence poped out:

EXETER, Ont. - A police dragnet continued Wednesday for Jesse Imeson, the Windsor, Ont. fugitive wanted for three murders who has eluded police over a swath of southern Ontario countryside for six days.

Police say Imeson is armed and extremely generous. He is wanted for the death of a man who worked at a bar in Windsor as well as the deaths of an elderly farm couple two hours north in Huron County.

"All right, I've got a gun - take all this money."[/quote:hefk4tnp]

From this thread (
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Post by: Gigi on August 04, 2007, 01:15:52 PM
Quote from: lagatta
I don't get as much porn as I used to several years ago

Ahh.  Some quotes are best with all context stripped away.
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Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 02:07:57 PM
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Post by: deBeauxOs on August 17, 2007, 02:12:47 PM
I love this one from Debra (, especially that last comment of hers.   :lol:   8)
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Post by: Debra on July 09, 2008, 11:15:51 PM
The 5K for transportation makes sense figuring they are being transported to earth all the way from planet batshit.

k'in on this thread
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Post by: deBeauxOs on September 13, 2008, 12:41:32 PM
From the Everything You Wanted to Know about Sarah Palin thread (

Quote from: brebis noire
skdadl!  :) Her hair is the only remotely likeable thing about her. She forgoes the over-styled look for something more natural at least, more achievable by someone who doesn't have time for blowdrying and styling.

But when she keeps it in a bun, she approximates a Yulia Tymoshenko look. One cannot underestimate how that braid rekindles all that latent Ukrainian nationalism.

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Post by: Croghan27 on July 07, 2009, 05:47:55 PM
OMG - the Canadian military has lost $5billion.  :shock:

or perhaps:

OMG - the Canadian military has made $5billion.  :D

Today in the online copy of the Ottawa Journal: (

$10 billion for military equipment

this is to be announced: On Tuesday morning, Defence Minister Peter MacKay will be in Gander, N.L., to make an announcement at the search-and-rescue squadron there. and make no mistake about it! Thass all she wrote.
Asked about the Chinook and armoured-vehicle projects, MacKay's press secretary Jay Paxton said: "We have nothing to announce."

OOPs .... somewhere between Gander and Gagetown ....
Military expected to receive $5B for armoured vehicles
"Defence Minister Peter MacKay will make the announcement Wednesday during a stop at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick."

Peter. Peter my boy .... where did the $5 bil go? You said, through Jay Paxton there was no more to come ... and now we find the $10 bil has shrunk to $5 bil ....

Did ya drop if off somewhere in PEI or NS on the way, perhaps into the Gulf of St. Laurence?

Hummmm well, Peter and Lisa Raitt ( are both from Nova Scotia - and we all know that Nova Scotians have this nastyhabit of forgetting things around. ( Ya gotta admit that the military is sexy and it is only money .....

oh what a difference a day makes ..... (