great zings throughout history

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Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Sunday, 29 April 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah IMO, that is why ILX can be funny to read, like obviously once it gets to be an intense clusterfuck thread it's not fun at all but when it's something milder and I have no personal horse in the race, watching people throw off rejoinders and ripostes, when they're good, is really entertaining. And ILX is great for this because, behind the more visible monuments of the heated vicious threads, there's a whole lot of people killing time talking about something that nobody actually takes all that seriously.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 April 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the zinger games

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Sunday, 29 April 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

most of [Nabokov's] interviews have the exact same 'voice' as most of his fiction.

iirc, he'd require the interviewer's list of questions be submitted to him, with his responses entirely written rather than spontaneous.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Sunday, 29 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahead of his time with that one

Number None, Sunday, 29 April 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

then he would revise his answers!

xpost

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

lot of amazing zing scholarship itt... not

― lag∞n, Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:50 AM

lock thread pls

am0n, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

irc, he'd require the interviewer's list of questions be submitted to him, with his responses entirely written rather than spontaneous.

Cf., Nat Hentoff's 1966 Dylan interview in Playboy, espcially Dylan's explanation of how he became a rock and roll star. From the same interview:

PLAYBOY: Did you ever have the standard boyhood dream of growing up to be President?
DYLAN: No. When I was a boy, Harry Truman was President; who'd want to be Harry Truman?

clemenza, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

no im srs lock the thread

am0n, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

:-/

flopson, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone zing amon

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

unzingable

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will zing him

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

...

flopson, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

zinging mt. everest

dayo, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's always some zing.

clemenza, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hello anon

― The Startrekman, Sunday, April 29, 2012 4:19 PM (Yesterday)

the sunno)))boys (electricsound), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

AH SAY HEY MON

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol Startrekman

am0n, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

sick burn

am0n, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

lol that tom waits quote reminds me of casey kasem's 'these guys are from england and who gives a shit'

― balls, Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:59

p sure that was prof. wgw of this parish tho?

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Sunday, 30 September 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread will belong to Mitt Romney come Wednesday.

Symmetry required it: 2012 american general election thread #2

clemenza, Sunday, 30 September 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Noel Gallagher on Jack White
“He looks like Zorro on doughnuts.”

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 30 September 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that."[21]

RIP big man

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 28 December 2012 03:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

was Rummy ever this zingy?

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 December 2012 03:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

no but he was a better epistemologist

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 28 December 2012 03:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

zinging saddam just seems too easy

iatee, Friday, 28 December 2012 03:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbf a few other dudes with those qualifications were more successful than norm

mookieproof, Friday, 28 December 2012 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

乒乓, Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

In 1958 Winston Churchill broke his spine in a fall and was required to sleep with a bedrest, which he hated. He and nurse Roy Howells got into a heated argument in which the two swore at one another.

In making up afterward, Churchill said, “You were very rude to me, you know.”

Howells said, “Yes, but you were rude too.”

Churchill said, “Yes, but I am a great man.”

“There was no answer to that,” Howells remembered later. “He knew, as I and the rest of the world knew, that he was right.”

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2013/03/22/detente/ (!)

s.clover, Saturday, 23 March 2013 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Those guys grew up in L.A. and they don't have cow-shit on their boots - they just got dog shit from Laurel Canyon. - Tom Waits

accidental self zing imo

wk, Saturday, 23 March 2013 04:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

XP it doesn't really work so well as a zing if the person saying it seems like a d-bag who's hard to sympathize with

Poliopolice, Saturday, 23 March 2013 05:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah remember all those country rock albums tom waits made

balls, Saturday, 23 March 2013 05:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

In 2004 former Scottish Orange Order member Adam Ingram sued MP George Galloway for saying in his autobiography that Ingram had "played the flute in a sectarian, anti-Catholic, Protestant-supremacist Orange Order band".

Judge Lord Kingarth ruled that the phrase was 'fair comment' on the Orange Order

should we bin tapping? (darraghmac), Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tho he did note, tbf, that there was no evidence of Ingram ever having played the flute.

should we bin tapping? (darraghmac), Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

The Queen’s army caught Oilill at Log na Fola, (the bloody hollow) leading to the following “rann”:

May you have wet arses
Munster scum, evil rogues,
Without benefit of sun,
Or bee or flower,
In a lonely hollow,
Without cerements in misery,
May the hordes of hell follow you
Round and round forever and forever

his LIPS !!! (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

not so much a zing as a Bardic Hardmen entry?

Cap'n Save-a-Co. (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

they killed them immediately afterwards, idk where that leaves the balance tbh

his LIPS !!! (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

agreed it deserves recognition, anyway

Cap'n Save-a-Co. (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Would work fine and dandy as a "resignation from ILX speech"

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 September 2013 11:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Soon after it was published, statisticians from the American Statistical Association claimed "a random selection of three people would have been better than a group of 300 chosen by Mr. Kinsey".

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Thursday, 3 October 2013 13:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

https://twitter.com/jchjackson/status/479312749105647616/photo/1

, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:21 (3 months ago) Permalink


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