Familial Puns #19

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Familial Puns #19



When a new baby comes into a family, many changes are necessary.

Poor blood circulation runs through the family.

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When I had my PlayStation stolen, my family were there to console me.

The family elders have relative importance.

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family joker is jest having fun with his “elations”.

A family went to watch a 007 movie at the theatre, it was a bonding experience.


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“You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family.

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Familial Puns



Uninformed Thought (Ignorance)

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Charles Darwin

“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
― Charles DarwinThe Descent of Man

H.L. Mencken
“How far the gentlemen of dark complexion will get with their independence, now that they have declared it, I don’t know. There are serious difficulties in their way. The vast majority of people of their race are but two or three inches removed from gorillas: it will be a sheer impossibility, for a long, long while, to interest them in anything above pork-chops and bootleg gin.”
― H.L. Mencken


Carter G. Woodson

“At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”

― Carter G. Woodson



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F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A love affair is like a short story–it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning was easy, the middle might drag, invaded by commonplace, but the end, instead of being decisive and well knit with that element of revelatory surprise as a well-written story should be, it usually dissipated in a succession of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dejan Stojanovic

“Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.”

― Dejan StojanovicThe Sun Watches the Sun

W. Somerset Maugham

“She says it’s really not very flattering to her that the women who fall in love with her husband are so uncommonly second-rate.”

― W. Somerset MaughamThe Painted Veil



Votes, Opinions, Preferences

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Isaac Asimov

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
― Isaac Asimov

Bette Davis

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”

― Bette Davis

Harlan Ellison

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informedopinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”

― Harlan Ellison

Robert Louis Stevenson

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
― Robert Louis StevensonAn Inland Voyage

Elizabeth Gaskell

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”

― Elizabeth GaskellWives and Daughters

Elizabeth I Tudor

“If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”
― Elizabeth I TudorCollected Works


Heels or flats and other pondering(s)

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Heels or Flats


Life is about choices. I think I will wear heels when I vote today.

On the subject of Presidential elections, I believe it should be made a national holiday. If  VOTING DAY had a Super Bowl atmosphere, it would be an absolute must occasion and elevate interest far above the current apathetic malaise.

On the subject of election $$$$$$$ spent on TV or radio, these ads should be taxed, just like other commodities. If a 60 second spot costs $100, $10 dollars of that would go to the states’ general fund. At least we would get some benefit for having to suffer through that nauseating onslaught of negativity.

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