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Re: the marquee
« Reply #615 on: April 18, 2006, 04:16:04 PM »
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I'm assuming "Play it as it Lays" comes from a line of PTA dialogue, but I never see it without thinking of:

nope, it comes from anne proulx's vitriolic rant against Crash's oscar win and Brokeback's oscar loss.

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #616 on: April 18, 2006, 05:42:55 PM »
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I'm assuming "Play it as it Lays" comes from a line of PTA dialogue, but I never see it without thinking of:

nope, it comes from anne proulx's vitriolic rant against Crash's oscar win and Brokeback's oscar loss.

Along with "A safe pick for the heffalumps", which is one of my favorites.
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #617 on: April 18, 2006, 08:06:09 PM »
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Some of my favorte Sloganizer sigs...















Not sure whose this was (maybe Cinephile's) but I enjoyed it:


aw, no love for the balzac? you of all people..
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #618 on: April 20, 2006, 09:27:40 AM »
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"We lost our virginity on Easter Sunday."

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #619 on: April 28, 2006, 02:43:34 PM »
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aw, no love for the balzac? you of all people..



Also:

"Hunger is the purest sin"

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #620 on: May 09, 2006, 03:58:30 PM »
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yeah, anyone can of do it. i of did it last week. herzog of does it in his sleep.

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #621 on: May 16, 2006, 04:23:45 PM »
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Xixax.com: A necessary stepping stone towards industrialization.
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #622 on: September 23, 2006, 10:48:44 AM »
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #623 on: October 04, 2006, 11:37:19 PM »
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xixax.com: an excess of x's
Obviously what you are doing right now is called (in my upcoming book of psychology at least) validation. I think it's a normal thing to do. People will reply, say anything, and then you're gonna do what you were subconsciently thinking of doing all along.

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #624 on: October 04, 2006, 11:55:50 PM »
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X's: an excess of apostrophes
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #625 on: October 05, 2006, 01:06:35 AM »
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X's: an excess of apostrophes

but that's the grammatically correct way to write that.

What? You would write "Ecksiz"?


edit: Wait, you meant that there's an excess of apostrophes at Xixax? didn't yo'u ?'

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #626 on: October 05, 2006, 01:22:50 AM »
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Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #627 on: October 05, 2006, 02:11:45 AM »
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but that's the grammatically correct way to write that.

What? You would write "Ecksiz"?
Xs

X is the thing, and S is the word-final morpheme that makes a thing plural. apostrophe denotes ownership or partial abbreviation. it is not a plural marker. same mistake is made commonly with numbers. 90s -- that's how you write the nineties. not 90's. the confusion there is that an apostrophe is needed before the number, '90s, cos you are abbreviating "19". but anyway, that was the joke.
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Re: the marquee
« Reply #628 on: October 05, 2006, 09:54:16 AM »
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Quote from: wikipedia
In the US, it is generally accepted to use apostrophes to show plurals of single lower-case letters, such as mind your ps and qs. However, this is far from universally accepted practice, and instead of writing ps and qs which may look slightly confusing, many editors recommend Ps and Qs or Ps and Qs.
Obviously what you are doing right now is called (in my upcoming book of psychology at least) validation. I think it's a normal thing to do. People will reply, say anything, and then you're gonna do what you were subconsciently thinking of doing all along.

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Re: the marquee
« Reply #629 on: October 05, 2006, 01:33:32 PM »
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but that's the grammatically correct way to write that.

What? You would write "Ecksiz"?
Xs

X is the thing, and S is the word-final morpheme that makes a thing plural. apostrophe denotes ownership or partial abbreviation. it is not a plural marker. same mistake is made commonly with numbers. 90s -- that's how you write the nineties. not 90's. the confusion there is that an apostrophe is needed before the number, '90s, cos you are abbreviating "19". but anyway, that was the joke.

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