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    some time in the 90s:
    Jonathan, do you still get inspiration from people you meet?
    "Oh, sure. Give you an example, my wife and I were on a tour in Greece. Getting back on the bus after a stop, a woman introduced herself."
    "Mr. Winters -- it is Mr. Winters, isn't it? -- I'm Flo Bittley from Beehive, Iowa, and this is my husband of 47 years, J.T.'
    And old J.T. gives a nod.
     'Well, Mr. Winters, what did you think of the temple? Wasn't it marv--"
    "I was very disappointed. Everything was all broken!"
    'But Mr. Winters, it's 3,000 years old!'
    "That's just it; all this time, they should have fixed it by now!"
    [Pause] And J.T. turns to Flo and says "You know, some of these old guys are completely burned out now."

    "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

    by dumpster on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 11:41:13 AM PDT

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