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There is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues. Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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There is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
dusty
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:22:20 AM

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Is it just me or does Einstein here appear to be confusing the attribute of misery loving company and calling that satisfaction?

Oh well, I won't say anything if you all aren't going to, or should we maybe test the waters first and remind him that if it's not something a Woman would ever say and believe then one can be sure it will never be a true statement, but we won't embarrass him by telling him that if it's really his quote, then He knows better than any of US BS meter is pegged and the sensor's ohms are well within acceptable range
Bully_rus
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:08:31 AM
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Sprinter vs. stayer. It's a natural gift, maybe - curse. Besides, idle thoughts as idle run don't meant to do any useful work or be workable at all.
MTC
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:20:12 PM
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It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it's not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

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There is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

THEY HAD AN AFFAIR. LET'S START A RUMOR.


Verbatim
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 2:21:18 PM
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Daemon wrote:
There is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


The perversity of making the best of everything--since it's there, might as well enjoy it?
Or the indulgence of a masochistic prompt to enjoy the perverse satisfaction?

Of all The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow... Jerome thought: "There is no accounting for them."



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