Sunday, November 13, 2011

Observations From Steven Wright

If you’re not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous "scientist" who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates."

Here are some of his

1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.
10 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend... but she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong  lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever.... so far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have the film.
34 - The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the second mouse that
 gets the cheese.

Just some tidbits for you to contemplate.


lorraine said...

A couple of my fav "Wrightisms": I need to be in bed at 11:00 because my dreams begin if I'm asleep or not. Makes for some interesting conversations - "I thought that was your rickshaw".

My friend brought home his trophy wife: apparently it wasn't first prize.

Anonymous said...

He actually stayed at a hotel I worked at many years ago. I got his signature when he signed the bill.

Beau's Mom said...

If at first you don't succeed, maybe it wasn't worth doing.

Don't keep saying "God saved me from that deadly accident". Maybe God was trying to kill you.

There's two dana-isms for you.

AirmanMom said...

too. much. fun.