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Post by JustinR » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:13 pm

JimTX wrote:And don't forget to have some Sponge Bob band-aids along with you. Long as Sponge Bob is wearing DigiCam Square Pants, that is?

(can someone photoshop that one, please?)
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Re: Douchebags

Post by Aglifter » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:16 pm

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor

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Re: Douchebags

Post by Weetabix » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:20 pm


I found that one, too. It was the source of my minor anguish, but it unless I missed it, it doesn't provide a correct citation.
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Re: Douchebags

Post by Erik » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:34 pm
We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.
This has commonly been attributed to Orwell but has not been found in any of his writings. Quote Investigator found the earliest known appearance in a 1993 Washington Times essay by Richard Grenier: "As George Orwell pointed out, people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." The absence of quotation marks indicates Grenier was using his own words to convey Orwell's opinion; thus it may have originated as a paraphrase of his statement in "Notes on Nationalism" (1945): Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. There are also similar sentiments expressed in an essay which Orwell wrote on Rudyard Kipling, quoting from one of Kipling's poems: "Yes, making mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep."
This sounds like a plausible explanation. If this is correct then the intent of the quote is true, but the actual quote is paraphrased.
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