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Words to live by

Your daily words of wisdom, from Jonah Goldberg:

“‘Symbols stand for something. That’s why we call them symbols.'”

That comment prompted David Freddoso at The Corner on National Review Online to link to this increasing hilarious post regarding Roger Ebert. Some tastes:

As Louis Armstrong once said, ”There are some folks that, if they don’t know, you can’t tell ’em.”

and then:

Q. I was looking through the quotes section of the Internet Movie Database and ran across this exchange from Me and My Pal (1933):

Oliver: You know what a magnet is, don’t you?

Stan: Sure, it’s a thing that eats cheese.

I must not be as fluent in old movie/vaudeville jokes as I thought I was. ”Magnet” sounds nothing like ”mouse,” so I’m stumped, unless it’s just Stan Laurel being silly, I’m stumped.

David Westhart, Philadelphia, Pa.

A. Everybody likes magnets. That’s why they call them magnets.

and then:

A lot of people didn’t even think ‘World War One’ was funny. So it just shows to go you.

Read the whole thing.