My friend Bob Jones, Vietnam F-4 Phantom jock, sent me a list of funny sayings today.
Having attended a Scottsdale city council candidate forum this morning, several of Bob’s sayings jumped out at me as particularly applicable to the political silly season (which is, I know, redundant, since there is NO season in which politics isn’t at least somewhat silly).
Here they are:
I prefer not to think before speaking. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.
Some people should use glue stick instead of Chap Stick.
No. 1 Rule in Arguments: If you’re losing, start correcting their grammar.
Sarcasm: The ability to insult idiots without them realizing it.
Karin Fuller’s “Smell the Coffee” column, The Charleston Gazette, Sunday 7/01/2012
Come to think of it, most of these would be applicable at City Council meetings.
And here’s one for our dear (thankfully not “dearly departed”) friend-of-the-citizens, Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield:
Any landing from which you can walk away is a good landing. Any landing from which you can walk away and the airplane will never fly again, is a GREAT landing.