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What’s the best advice your mom ever gave you?

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buckethead 4 years, 11 months ago

the best advice my mother ever gave me 1.dont rely on the dog to watch your plate. 2.NEVER let me comb your hair when im mad at your father.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 11 months ago

My mama done told me, when I was in knee-pants My mama done told me, son a woman’ll sweet talk And give you the big eye but when the sweet talkin’s done A woman’s a two-face, a worrisome thing Who’ll leave you to sing the blues in the night

Now the rain’s a-fallin’, hear the train’s a-callin', whooee My mama done told me hear that lonesome whistle Blowin’ ’cross the trestle, whooee My mama done told me a-whooee ah-whooee old clickety-clack’s Echoin’ back the blues in the night

The evenin’ breeze will start the trees to cryin’ and the moon Will hide it’s light when you get the blues in the night And take my word, the mocking bird will sing the saddest kind of song He knows things are wrong and he’s so right

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hawklet21 4 years, 11 months ago

One of the most important things I learned from mom was that just because a person looks, acts, or dresses a certain way that doesn't automatically make them have a stereotyped personality. (Good lesson, because the big burly biker dudes really like to feed little baby girls big hunks of chocolate cake while mom isn't looking!!) Also, she has just showed by example how to stretch your money to get what you need while still having a little bit of what you want. My mom is just downright friggin' awesome. :)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 11 months ago

"I want you out of my house tonight!"

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beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

"When out on safari, you don't need to be faster than the hungry lion. You just need to be faster than the person running next to you."

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passionatelibra 4 years, 11 months ago

My Mom always told me:

"Be courteous and polite" especially when I had to be around family members I couldn't stand.

"Just because you have the ability to say or do something, doesn't mean you should" We were talking about how lately people seemed to have no consideration of others. I witnessed that a lot today while out and about. It made me angry at first but then sad.

"Hatred, bullying and rudeness are a sign of weakness and self loathing. Love, kindness and compassion are a sign of strength and love of self." She told me that often when I was growing up. I was an outcast. It hurt but she always helped me put it in perspective.

"Sometimes you have to show the depth of your love by saying goodbye." She told me that when I gave up one of my daughters for adoption. I've thought of it in different forms while raising my other two children. I basically put their needs in front of my own selfish desires or pain. It hasn't steered me wrong yet.

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beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

Gnome, I say stay in the game and just pick a new super secret hacker spy code name. No reason to give up that Bond-life you've got going. Besides, until the economy rebounds you'll never get your money's worth for the speedboats and killer cars on the secondary market.

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spacehog 4 years, 11 months ago

Does anyone remember the Hy-Vee commercial on Cable 6, the one where the guy's wife gives him a list of things to do, so he goes to Hy-vee and gets home in time to watch the football game with 10 minutes to spare? If you know where I can find that commercial, please let me know.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 11 months ago

Jonathan, personally I hope you don't fix that "bug."


the really big deal last night wasn't the "bug" but it was Marion's own behavior: first I was lying/spinning; then I was an LJWorld plant; then I was a supersecret hacker!

marion again doing his imitation of a drunken bear!

double-oh gnome is my fav term now but indeed, how can you trust ljworld if I'm an LJWorld plant?


Although Marion did do some good by outing gnome as the super secret hacker spy kinda guy that we all know he is anyways. I think gnomes super secret hacker spy code name is Nick Danger-ous.

---Bea

you got that right Bea. now, the truth is out! I'll have to hang up my martini glass, no more bondwomen, speedboats, killer car, etc. all gone now.

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beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

Multi, I know that Marion didn't get disappeared, but he did have SEVEN of his posts removed from his own blog in a very short period of time. Being bumped seven times from your own blog is pretty pathetic, don't ya think? Apparently, seven is the number to beat before you get disappeared.

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 11 months ago

She told me that my father gave his life in the Korean War in defense of his country and to enable me to live my life however I want. So respect the Constitution and live as a free, proud, American woman. I have passed this on to my daughter and granddaughter, that they can wear whatever they want, go anyplace they want, and say anything they want, and if someone doesn't like it stand up and spit in their eye Red neck mama don't have fancy manners, don't know fancy words, don't take no----

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Norma Jeane Baker 4 years, 11 months ago

"If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."

Or was it, "Always wear clean underwear."

I dunno. It was a long time ago.

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Deja Coffin 4 years, 11 months ago

"I may not be better then anyone else in this world but no one is better then me."

"Why waste your time trying to please people that'll never be pleased. If people don't like you, f*** them!"

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 11 months ago

Bea, Marion did not get disappeared. As I recall without going back to check, the comments that were yanked were also the same as some that were in the blog, and thus they were also removed.

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George_Braziller 4 years, 11 months ago

My mom never gave me verbal advice. She just lead by example and is an amazing woman. For years my friends and co-workers have asked me if she would adopt them.

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beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

Lucky for you Rex. My mom never did get around to talking to me about procrastination.

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Rex Russell 4 years, 11 months ago

My mom was a stickler on procrastination. " Good planning breeds success. Success begets confidence. Confidence breeds success." Hated that one. I now say it to my two kids.

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Original_Me 4 years, 11 months ago

Being a parent is hard. Only after becoming one myself, I began to appreciate my parents on a different level. My mother told me one day when she saw me crying over my other half (at the time); she said that it was one thing to go through things like that in your own life, but it's another to watch your kids hurt. She said it hurt harder to see me hurt than it did for her when she went through the same thing. Happy Mother's Day Mom.

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beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

"Stand up for what you believe."

TOB - Last night Marion had seven of his posts pulled from his very own blog! What a laugh riot. So for those who are afraid of getting disappeared, apparently you need to have at least eight offensive posts in a very short time before you get yanked since a precedence has been set. Although Marion did do some good by outing gnome as the super secret hacker spy kinda guy that we all know he is anyways. I think gnomes super secret hacker spy code name is Nick Danger-ous.

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autie 4 years, 11 months ago

but..but..I don't see any thin pancakes in the picture.

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Donnuts 4 years, 11 months ago

"If you don't have anything nice to say; don't say anything at all."

"Don't watch movies with violence." Which I started to like James Bond movies unfortunately for her taste.

"Don't use profanity"

"Understand that people do not have to be like you and will not always do what you expect them to."

"Use respect and you will get respect."

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autie 4 years, 11 months ago

Hey guys, do you think Ben's mother told him not to play football?

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prospector 4 years, 11 months ago

I never got any bad advice.

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TOB, R_I, Autie

Photo of the carnage during a protest in France. Those thin pancake eaters revolt like a bunch of sissies. We will know carnage when this comes to a Cabelas near you.

Shoppers help themselves to food during a protest organized by an anti-capitalist group that staged a free-for-all picnic March 28 inside a supermarket in Saint Ouen, northwest of Paris. The protesters fill up tables inside the supermarket with store goods and then encourage others in the store to join them, not paying for the items taken. This is part of a string of symbolic protests to nibble away the markets’ profits at a time when many consumer pocketbooks are pinched by economic crisis.

Shoppers help themselves to food during a protest organized by an anti-capitalist group that staged a free-for-all picnic March 28 inside a supermarket in Saint Ouen, northwest of Paris. The protesters fill up tables inside the supermarket with store goods and then encourage others in the store to join them, not paying for the items taken. This is part of a string of symbolic protests to nibble away the markets’ profits at a time when many consumer pocketbooks are pinched by economic crisis.

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Original_Me 4 years, 11 months ago

My mom told me once that if I'm going to quit something, to quit because I want to, not because of facing hardships others are giving me- that, it always "comes back" to them. And it does.

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Mary Darst 4 years, 11 months ago

Off the subject. In case you missed the President speaking at the press correspondent dinner last night ; it is on c-span.com . Be sure and take a look at Wonda Sikes also. Very humerous. About my mom..alot of advice that I didn't think was important until it was too late.

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autie 4 years, 11 months ago

Oh..Mom? Her best advice was "go ask your father".

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 4 years, 11 months ago

(wow... no appearance yet of The Golden Rule....)

How 'bout an "Eastern" take (on the above):

Do not do unto others as you would not have them do unto you.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 11 months ago

TOB, jonas: Marion reposted interactions between he and gnome regarding sven/ocean's comments on Marion's polar bear thread,via online and private messages. Including accusations of gnome being an LJW 'insider' or a 'hacker'. I've got it saved knowing it was going down in flames, but it's too long to send in a pm. Not a hard read actually, quite fun! LJW gold in my opinion. Some can still be retrieved via the loophole. gnome was just letting marion know ocean/sven had gone against him on the polar bear thread.

jonathan..got those boxes unpacked yet? ;)

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 11 months ago

Aw Jonathan, Don't take it out, that's the best part!

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Kynsicat 4 years, 11 months ago

"Drink a glass of milk" anytime I was crabby, because I was usually hungry...and damn it if that didn't work every time! Now I remind her to have a glass of milk! LOL!

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jonas_opines 4 years, 11 months ago

O-Bob: Per snap, I gather that was also Marion's blog, so all the standard guesses as to content can apply.

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Edward Coan 4 years, 11 months ago

Even if you are not financially well off, keep yourself well groomed and clothes clean and pressed.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 11 months ago

Damn, Jonathan. Do you work seven days a week? Hardest working man on the interwebs.

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Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 11 months ago

We didn't get hacked. There's a bug in comments that someone noticed. We know about it. It's on a list to get fixed. It wasn't ever that high up on our list because, one, it was really hard to find and two, it didn't cause much harm.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 11 months ago

I noticed that someone posted a blog about the LJW getting hacked. Of course, the blog got pulled. Anyone know what happened?

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schula 4 years, 11 months ago

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything"

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Eybea Opiner 4 years, 11 months ago

"Get rich, sleep 'til noon, and screw 'em all." (Apologies to Max Schulman.)

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 11 months ago

Well it sure wasn't that few moments of what she considered 'the talk' the night before I got married about a man needing 'release' and that was it. Seriously, that was all she said and I believe she intended to imply their need for frequency without romance instead of 'insert tab a', but that one sentence was all she said so I'm really not sure.

Here is it and it's been passed down for generations.

"You can't put an old head on young shoulders." ( I'd like to make that sentence longer to include you can't fix stupid either)

When did Joaquin Phoenix take up Journalism at KU? I guess making a mockumentary about oneself is journalism now, right?

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 11 months ago

First it was "go to bed"... then later yrs " get up, don't sleep all day"

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RoeDapple 4 years, 11 months ago

Don't be a "stranger" (see above)

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LogicMan 4 years, 11 months ago

Don't talk to strangers on the street. :-)

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Donnuts 4 years, 11 months ago

"Actions speak louder than words"

"Language has no boundaries"

Vulgar people exist in every culture to learn create and use words that are insulting.

My mother taught me to be compassionate for those that are not as fortunate as myself and to help people instead of step on them to get where I want to go.

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Donnuts 4 years, 11 months ago

Not to learn nasty or insulting vulgar words when learning any language. In junior high all the kids wanted to know how to insult people when we were learning new words in other languages they taught in school.

"Why do you need to learn insulting words in another language, is that what you are going to say to someone that speaks it?"

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H_Lecter 4 years, 11 months ago

Don't bury the bodies in the basement.

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