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    Quote Originally Posted by King in Yellow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    So not only can you be bought, but you're cheap too, huh? :P...just kidding...
    Well, since you obtain nothing for your money except my happiness (and believe me, I'm grateful) it makes little sense to charge exorbitant rates. Besides it is a way of dealing with my overweening pride. As another sufferer once remarked, "I go and dine with middle-class people on reasonable terms. I dance at cheap suburban parties for a moderate fee. I accept refreshment at any hands, however lowly. I also retail State secrets at a very low figure."

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    That reminds me of a story about George Bernard Shaw who was having dinner as a guest of Queen Victoria in the 1890's at a large banquet. He was dining next to a famous American actress of the day and asked her if she would sleep with him for a million dollars. She actually said yes, to which he replied, "Now that we have established the principle, we can haggle about the price.":P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post

    That reminds me of a story about George Bernard Shaw who was having dinner as a guest of Queen Victoria in the 1890's at a large banquet. He was dining next to a famous American actress of the day and asked her if she would sleep with him for a million dollars. She actually said yes, to which he replied, "Now that we have established the principle, we can haggle about the price.":P
    I thought that was Churchill.

    Wikiquote:

    Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
    Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
    Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
    Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
    Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we're haggling over price.
    Carpe Navi: Because you never know when you'll get to go boating at government expense again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireand'chutes77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post

    That reminds me of a story about George Bernard Shaw who was having dinner as a guest of Queen Victoria in the 1890's at a large banquet. He was dining next to a famous American actress of the day and asked her if she would sleep with him for a million dollars. She actually said yes, to which he replied, "Now that we have established the principle, we can haggle about the price.":P
    I thought that was Churchill.

    Wikiquote:

    Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
    Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
    Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
    Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
    Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling over price.
    I am not sure that Churchill actually did that, despite the wikiquote. I had read previously it was Shaw. But your version comes out better, I must admit.
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    It has been attributed to a number of people and used in a couple comedy routines. My own guess would be that a comedy routine was the origin and it was back-attributed to a historic personage.

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    Smile About ten days till start!

    Less than ten days away, I believe, aren't we?

    Proud to say two of my most popular fanfics got nominated last year, I'm hoping I've achieved more this time around.

    I haven't been as active as I hoped I would be this year, but I did complete the first sequel to my KP/StarWars trilogy.

    And I've just started up a new and promising fanfic.

    Kim Possible: HK-47
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3961041/...Possible_HK_47

    In any case, this January looks like its going to be a blast. Seriously looking forward to it!

    For those of you curious about me:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/956440/Darth_Comrade
    Fight For Five:

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    3rd Annual Fannies website is now operational!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, here's the Official 3rd Annual Fannies Website!

    http://intbike.com/fannie3.htm

    Commander Argus will be adding information as it's made available, but the basics are here: the dates and the categories, along with lists of the first and second Fannie winners!

    Enjoy....

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    Cool! I've checked it out, and left a reply on the ff.net page.

    It'll be neat to see my stories get a hit spike in a few weeks.
    Carpe Navi: Because you never know when you'll get to go boating at government expense again.

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    I'm glad to see the committee has added an award for Best Young Author. Perhaps next year Best Elderly Author, to be contested among those writers aged 55 or more by 12/31/08, should be added.

    (On second thought, let's make it 55 by 12/05/08. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    I'm glad to see the committee has added an award for Best Young Author. Perhaps next year Best Elderly Author, to be contested among those writers aged 55 or more by 12/31/08, should be added.

    (On second thought, let's make it 55 by 12/05/08. )
    How about AARP-eligible: we need to give you something to fight for!

    That would add JA of JAKT and I to the mix, at the least....

    put it down, campy, and step away from the loaded plot bunny....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpneb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    Perhaps next year Best Elderly Author, to be contested among those writers aged 55 or more by 12/31/08, should be added.

    (On second thought, let's make it 55 by 12/05/08. )
    How about AARP-eligible: we need to give you something to fight for!
    What makes you think I'm looking for a fight, 'neb?

    My first thought was to propose Best Author With a Five-Letter Pen Name Starting With "c", but that was a non-starter.

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