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Quotes of the Day for 12 May 2003 – George Carlin

George Carlin was born at New York City on this day in 1937. He dropped out of high school to join the Air Force, and was working as a radar mechanic at Shreveport, Louisiana when he started working as a disk jockey. He's been a comedian ever since, with varying levels of success, but always with a great ability to look freshly at things (and words) that the rest of us take for granted.

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You will find an expanded profile, photo, additional biographical links, and all quotes from this author on the author's Notable Quotable page.

The quotes:

I don't believe there's any problem in this country, no matter how tough it is, that Americans, when they roll up their sleeves, can't completely ignore.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.

The term "bipartisan" usually means some larger-than-usual government deception is taking place.

What was the best thing before sliced bread?
     - All from George Carlin

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