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6 days ago  
6 votes:
All hat, no cattle.
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:
Hoist on his own petard.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

fluffy_pope: "mother's day in a turkish bath." it appears in a book by Len Deighton and I have no idea what it means.


A steamy swamp of gossip...
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
Screwed the pooch.

I needed a 4 year old Michael Che stand up comedy show to point out to me that copulating with dogs as a unit of measurement doesn't work.

\that's ruff
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
"You look like you got shot at & missed, and shiat at & hit."

-friend's grandpa.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
Can't be arsed.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
"Soup to nuts"
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
Ridden hard and put away wet.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Now hold your horses, I thought this would be a piece of cake but my head is in the clouds and I can't think of a single one as it's all Greek to me. So pardon my French as I chew the fat and try and throw a wrench in the works. Maybe if I wasn't under the weather and had more resources out here in my neck of the woods I wouldn't be dead in the water with my attempt.


I double dog dare you to try and write an otherwise-entertaining short story doing all that throughout.

Seriously, that would be interesting.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

LarrySouth: fluffy_pope: "mother's day in a turkish bath." it appears in a book by Len Deighton and I have no idea what it means.

A steamy swamp of gossip...


ok, that makes sense. here's a bit of Spanish wisdom: en boca cerrada no entran moscas("flies don't enter a closed mouth.")
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
All that meat and no potatoes.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
 
BBH
6 days ago  
1 vote:
I never understood "As easy as shooting fish in a barrel", it may be easy, but you would ruin a perfectly good barrel, just net the darn fish, it cannot go very far.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

it's lisa e.: lindalouwho: it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"

Damn, I had to google that.

/ so old

the thing is, i probably never heard that until 1990...1991 maybe.  i did the googles, too...i *never* would have remembered that from the carol burnette show, even though i was technically "in existence" at the time that show, or it's synidcated re-runs, aired.

i'm still laughing right now thinking about how funny i thought that was when i first heard it said out loud.


I remember it from George Carlin at Carnegie Hall stand up. It was part of the expanded dirty word list, "On the Rag, Flyin' the Flag, Riding the Cotton Pony"
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"


My neighbor lady used to say that. This was in the early 70's.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
A day late and a dollar short.
 
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