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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I actually really like those and honestly think this might be the best thread I've ever made

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    On a summer evening, the front garden of the coffee house was well lit by the gas lamps placed on the few wooden tables. Men of Aksehir were playing tavla. Nasreddin Hodja was, however, troubled. He was searching something beside the tables of the tavla players.

    `What are you looking for, Hodja Effendi?' they asked.

    `I lost a gold coin.' The Hodja said.

    `Hodja Effendi, did you lose your coin here?'

    `No, I lost it in that back alley over there.'

    `Then why are you looking for it here? You should search the alley where you lost it!'

    `But it is dark in there and I can't see anything. Here it is nice and illuminated, so I search here, where I can see better.'

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    fandy you don't like pie?


    how are your feelings on cake

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The tradition of the wise-fool is actually pretty interesting.
    One day The Hodja was walking around in the market place. He saw a bright-coloured bird for sale for 12 gold coins. Hodja was amazed. He approached the crowd gathered around the bird and its seller.
    `How can a bird be so expensive?' he asked the people watching the bird.
    `This is a special bird,' they explained, `it can talk like a human being!' This gave Hodja an idea. He went straight to his home, grabbed his turkey and brought him to the market place. He stood near the man selling the parrot.
    `Turkey, for sale, ten gold coins!' he yelled.
    `Hodja Effendi, how can a turkey be worth ten gold coins?' the shoppers protested.
    `There is a bird there for 12 gold.' insisted the adamant Hodja.
    `But Hodja Effendi, that bird can talk like a human being.' the people tried to reason. But Hodja was unbending.
    `And this turkey can think like a human being.' he countered.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    aren't turkeys native to north america

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    fandy you don't like pie?


    how are your feelings on cake

    I love cake

    love cake
    lovecake

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    In Louisiana, we have Boudreaux and Thibodeaux as the fools:
    One day Thibodeaux went up to Boudreaux. "You know Boudreaux, I think somethin' wrong wit me."

    Boudreaux said, "Mais, Thibodeaux, tell me what's your problem.?"

    "Well, Boudreaux," Thibodeaux said. "My whole body is in pain. Everywhere I press on my body it hurts."

    "Thibodeaux, I think I know what's wrong with you." Boudreaux replied.

    "Tell me Boudreaux, what could it be?"

    "Thibodeaux, you need to see the doctor because your finger's broken."

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'ma Z O M B I E zombie!

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Nasrudin used to take a donkey across a frontier every day, with the panniers loaded with straw. Since he admitted to being a smuggler when he trudged home every night, the frontier guards searched him again and again. They searched his person, staffed the straw, steeped it in water, even burned it from time to time. One of the customs officers met him years later.
    "You can tell me now, Hasrudin," he said. "Whatever was it that you were smuggling, when we could never catch you out?"
    "Donkeys," said Nasrudin.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    the moral of the story is smuggle goods you are legally allowed to bring across borders and you'll outwit the border guards every time.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    u just wish u wer as kewl as nasruidin lol

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day The Hodja and his friends were sitting at the coffee house. A young boy carrying a tray of baklava attracted the attention of one of the men.
    `Hodja Effendi, look!' he pointed, `That boy is carrying a tray of baklava.'
    `It's none of my business.' Hodja shrugged his shoulders.
    `But, Hodja, watch! He is taking it to your house.'
    `In that case,' Hodja asserted, `it's none of your business.'

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ZIIIIIIIING

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It seems like it's a bad idea to even talk to the hodja

    or he will be meaaan

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day the hodja was walking home with a basket of grapes in his arm. When the neighbourhood children saw the grapes, they asked for some. Hodja gave each one of them a small cluster of grapes. When the children complained that he was giving too little, Hodja had to come up with an excuse to save his basket of grapes from being consumed before he reached home.

    `A little, a lot,' he said, `they all taste the same.'

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Many say: I wanted to learn, but here I have found only madness. Yet, should they seek deep wisdom elsewhere, they may not find it.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day Nasreddin Hodja bought 2 kilograms of meat from the neighbourhood butcher. He brought the meat home and asked his wife to cook a real nice stew for dinner. Thus secured the evening meal, he happily headed off to his field to work.

    Hodja's wife did cook the stew but about lunch time a few of her friends and relatives came over for a visit. Having nothing else to serve to her guests, she served the stew. They all ate heartily and finished it all.

    Hodja came home after a long day's work and asked his wife if the stew was ready.

    `Ahh, ahh! You have no idea what befell the stew.' his wife said, `The cat ate it all.'

    Nasreddin Hodja, suspicious, looked around and saw the scrawny little cat in one corner, looking as hungry as himself. Hodja grabbed the cat and weighed him on his pair of scales. The poor thing weighed exactly two kilos.

    `Woman,' said the Hodja, `if this is the cat, where is the stew? If this is the stew, then where is the cat?'

  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I wish I was as cool as Nassreddin Hodja.

  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day Nasreddin Hodja was working in his little watermelon patch. When he stopped for a break, he sat under a walnut tree and pondered.

    `You Sublime Allah,' he said, `it's your business, but why would you grow huge watermelons on weak branches of a vine, and house little walnuts on a strong and mighty tree?' And as he contemplated such, one walnut fell from the tree right onto his head.

    `Great Allah,' he said as he massaged his bruised head, `now I understand why you didn't find the watermelons suitable for the tree. I would have been killed if you had my mind.'

  • A steak!A steak! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited November 2010
    This is actually a surprisingly entertaining thread.

    Favorite quotes
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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited November 2010
    That's why I kept it around.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    bogeyhu akbar!

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day the Hodja and his wife were eating dates. Hodja's wife noticed that the Hodja was eating the dates with their seeds.
    `Hodja Effendi, why are you eating the dates with the seeds?' she asked.
    `Because when the grocer sold them to me, he weighed them with the seeds.' was Hodja's explanation.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The villagers asked Nasreddin Hodja his age.

    `Forty.' he replied.

    `But Hodja, when we asked you your age ten years ago, you gave the same answer!'

    `That's my word, and I stick with it.' Hodja said.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I have nothing but respect for the "that's my story and I'm sticking to it" defense

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    one of these is going on my senior page

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    One day the hodja was going to the market place on his donkey. A rich acquaintance, riding a horse, caught up with him. He was looking for an opportunity to brag about his horse and belittle Nasreddin Hodja.

    `Hodja, Hodja, how is the donkey going?' he asked in a mocking tone.

    `The donkey is going on a horse.' the hodja shot back.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I did my senior thing

    we didn't have a quote, but we did have a last words section
    Spoiler:

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    should have gone with "don't turn your back on the city"

    or "I still have work to do"

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    there was a character limit

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I did my senior thing

    we didn't have a quote, but we did have a last words section
    Spoiler:

    <3

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My school didn't even do senior quotes

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    This one is good:
    A foreign scholar and his entourage were passing through Aksehir. The scholar asked to speak with the town's most knowledgeable person. Of course the townsfolk immediately called Nasreddin Hodja. The foreign savant didn't speak Turkish and our Hodja didn't speak any foreign languages, so the two wise men had to communicate with signs, while the others looked on with fascination.

    The foreigner, using a stick, drew a large circle on the sand. Nasreddin Hodja took the stick and divided the circle into two. This time the foreigner drew a line perpendicular to the one Hodja drew and the circle was now split into four. He motioned to indicate first the three quarters of the circle, then the remaining quarter. To this, the Hodja made a swirling motion with the stick on the four quarters. Then the foreigner made a bowl shape with two hands side by side, palms up, and wiggled his fingers. Nasreddin Hodja responded by cupping his hands palms down and wiggling his fingers.

    When the meeting was over, the members of the foreign scientist's entourage asked him what they have talked about.

    `Nasreddin Hodja is really a learned man.' he said. `I told him that the earth was round and he told me that there was equator in the middle of it. I told him that the three quarters of the earth was water and one quarter of it was land. He said that there were undercurrents and winds. I told him that the waters warm up, vaporize and move towards the sky, to that he said that they cool off and come down as rain.'

    The people of Aksehir were also curious about how the encounter went. They gathered around the Hodja.

    `This stranger has good taste,' the Hodja started to explain. `He said that he wished there was a large tray of baklava. I said that he could only have half of it. He said that the syrup should be made with three parts sugar and one part honey. I agreed, and said that they all had to mix well. Next he suggested that we should cook it on blazing fire. And I added that we should pour crushed nuts on top of it.'

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ladies and gentleman this man is for the birds!

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I did my senior thing

    we didn't have a quote, but we did have a last words section
    Spoiler:

    <3
    wuv you

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I did my senior thing

    we didn't have a quote, but we did have a last words section
    Spoiler:

    :^::^:

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    so guys did you see that detective movie about the 80s bands

    when they solved the mystery at the end, I was like "A-ha!"

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I did my senior thing

    we didn't have a quote, but we did have a last words section
    Spoiler:

    <3
    wuv you

    Wubble Woo

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • LinksvilleLinksville Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hey so Anti when you and I go to school together, you and I are going to be kickin' it at the Library eatin' bagels. Hope you got no problems with that.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    so long as they have raisins

    plain bagels are laaaaaame

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