Week 6 Roundup

Sunday 15 February 2009, 9.20pm HKT

Roundup for 09-15 February 2009:

“There’s nothing to teach, there’s everything to learn! Because real advice can’t just be told to someone. It’s always asked and the other person has to realise it. You just can’t tell someone advice.”

(07 Feb 2009)

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“I don’t like negotiators. They talk like they’re your best friend—when they don’t even know you. Do you think I’m doing this for fun?”

(07 Feb 2009)

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“Abstract art: a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled, to the utterly bewildered.”

(Popular axiom since 1920s, 08 Feb 2009)

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“Do popular things. If you wanna get along with others, do things everybody else does. Popular things doesn’t have to be brainless or uncultured or stupid or anything like that. If you do different things, that just sets you apart from the rest and you’re telling them you’re better than they are. No one’s gonna take that kind of shit from someone who can’t even handle stuff that everyone does.”

(09 Feb 2009)

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“Present to inform, not to impress; if you inform, you will impress.”

(09 Feb 2009)

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“I’ve been dating women longer than you’ve been born.”

(09 Feb 2009)

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“I paid my dues and I want my overnight success!”

(Two middle-aged men, 11pm, 09 Feb 2009)

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“Moving out here is a big move—the biggest in your life. How many guys at our age gets to be appreciated for our work?”

(Two middle-aged men, 11.20pm, 09 Feb 2009)

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“Speed dating—where losers meet other losers, fast!”

(11.45pm, 09 Feb 2009)

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“… these people, the maladjusted, have rigid personalities …”

(Detectives taking statements from the public, midnight, 11 Feb 2009)

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“It’s simple arithmetic that most people in the world must have been born in November or December. Reason? Valentine’s Day.”

(MX Cafe, 6pm, 12 Feb 2009)

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“How can they talk louder than my mp3 with the earphones in my ears?”

(McDonalds, 10.45pm, 11 Feb 2009)

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