Indy Parise wrote:"KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE!"
AeroDillo wrote:Indy Parise wrote:"KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE!"
...which is one step down from "Nuke it from orbit - it's the only way to be sure."
blackthorn wrote:Mrs B and I watched Lonesome Dove, the mini series, over the weekend and I was reminded of one phrase I used for many years. It was in the book, not the movie. When Gus finally meets up with July Johnson for the first time, Gus is asking to borrow July's horse to ride into battle against 6 Comancheros, and July says something along the lines of "I lost my wife. I've been searching for her for months." And you know Gus is thinking, "What the...what does that have to do with me getting ready to ride in, guns blazing in just a few minutes?" But all he says is a milquetoast "Life's a twisting stream." It's along the same lines as Rick Blaine's dismissive comment in Casablanca, "Everyone in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out."
For years after reading Lonesome Dove, whenever I'd hear someone making an off the wall comment that was unrelated to reality, and they were expecting some kind of caring comment from me, I'd give them the "life's a twisting stream." I found that everyone took it in some context that made them feel I had sympathized with them.
Over the years that has morphed into "We live in a broken world." I use it mostly when I hear someone complaining endlessly. We have a guy working at my plant who comes in every day with a different set of gripes. His wife is mad at him over nothing. He gives his daughter an endless supply of money that she spends on fancy restaurants, and then she wants more and he doesn't have it. His boss is mean to him. HIs mother insulted him. And my reply is always the same, "We live in broken world." it's a little nicer way of saying "Everyone in Casablanca has problems..."
There is a lot of wisdom to be taken from Lonesome Dove, not the least of which is never trust a man named after colorful waterfowl.
Super Ordinary Guy wrote:Life is a twisting stream, isn't it ?
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