05 December 2008


This is from today's Narbonic (I'll fix the permalink when I have access to Firefox {fixed}). Dana sounds a lot like me when I've had lots of chocolate (or Thai iced tea) ... only I usually don't build the random things that I ramble on about. ^/^

I suspect that it's more suspicious to proclaim, "My sanity is intact!" than to proclaim, "I'm not crazy!"


John said...

I subscribe to the Ford Prefect method: "There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself from going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later"

Qalmlea said...

One of my favorite lines from M*A*S*H is: "Why fight it? I might as well go crazy and be inconspicuous." Said by Hawkeye. I don't remember the exact trigger, but not too long before he said it, he walked in and found Colonel Potter in a headstand, chanting. Ah, it was almost immediately after that:

(Hawkeye enters Colonel Potter's tent to find Klinger and the Colonel standing on their heads chanting Om Mani Padme Hum)
Hawkeye: Colonel?
Potter: Yes, Pierce?
Hawkeye: Well, I had come in here in the hope of finding someone with whom I could have a nice intelligent conversation, but I see you're in no position to do that.
Potter: Pierce, you seem a trifle edgy.
Hawkeye: I've gone over the "edgy." There's an international conspiracy to drive me crazy. Back in the Swamp, the upper crusts are toasting each other. Meanwhile, the head nurse is trying to yump on someone's yiminy. And I come in here only to find that my complaints are falling on deaf feet.
Klinger: Forgive me Captain, but only through accepting others for what they are will you find true inner tranquility.
Hawkeye: You have to respect a man who looks you square in the toes when he talks to you.
Rammurti Lal: The great guru Ramdas could not have said it better, Max. Uh, your neck? Has it improved?
Klinger: A lot. Never had an energy flow like this.
Hawkeye: Why fight it? I might as well go crazy and be inconspicuous.
WikiQuote, fifth section down.