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June 28, 2010 – Comments (6)

sez anyone who uses the awful, hackneyed, and never-funny-to-begin-with, Wizard-of-Oz ripoff, Thing, Thing, and thing, Oh My format.

Below, the lamest use I've ever seen.

Pension Fund Bailouts, Unfunded Liabilities and Tax Revolts -- Oh My!

 

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#1) On June 28, 2010 at 9:46 AM, TMFDeej (99.41) wrote:

Agreed, Seth.  The thing that bothers me even more is writers who use the "Webster's dictionary defines XYZ as, blah, blah, blah."  I was taught not to use that phrase in 8th grade...though I was in Advanced English ;)

While I really liked the book Billion Dollar Mistake , I cringed when Stephen Weiss used that cliche opening to a chapter at least once, if not twice.

Deej 

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#2) On June 28, 2010 at 10:07 AM, Gemini846 (58.67) wrote:

People still use it, except Websters has been replaced by Wikipedia.

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#3) On June 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM, outoffocus (22.83) wrote:

Well when you're blasting out headlines every 5 seconds you dont really have time to think.

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#4) On June 28, 2010 at 11:47 AM, TMFCrocoStimpy (95.52) wrote:

something, something, something....dark side.

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#5) On June 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM, outoffocus (22.83) wrote:

something something something...complete

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#6) On June 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM, obsoleteaccount (25.02) wrote:

i dont know why but when you wrote "thing, thing and thing oh my" i laughed. but i totally agree

TMFCrocoStimpy, outoffocus, nice reference

Same rule for me applies to:

(Insert word) Much?

 Anything referencing "frankly my dear, i dont give a (insert which you dont give a damn about)

"Ill have what shes having"

I'll get you my pretty...and your little (insert object) here (Wizard of oz has so many bad lines)

(insert place that is not  houston) we have a problem

 

Also the "i always tell the truth even when i lie" line is quoted all the time and people thing its really deep.  but no....

 And last but not least, the word "guesstimate" makes me want to beat japanese babies with an oar.

 

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