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Old Quotes That Have Become Obsolete

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Revoltingest, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    On a 2007 episode of King Of The Hill,
    Bill Dauterive said....

    "All those Baldwin boys must be jealous of Alec."
    "He's clearly the winner."
     
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  2. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    This one became obsolete hours after it was spoken:

    On January 13th of this year, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley said that it was incorrect to call January 6 an insurrection: “Not a single person from that day has been charged with the crime of insurrection,” Later the same day, eleven Oath Keepers were charged with seditious conspiracy.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    That is rather funny.
     
  4. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
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    "Bet you dollars to donuts" is already obsolete depending on how fancy a donut (and donut purveyor) we're talking about.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    "There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable
    and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.”
    – Phillip Franklin, VP of the White Star Line
     
  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers.

    Thomas Watson - CEO of IBM
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    It doesn't matter what he does he will never amount to anything.

    A schoolteacher talking about the young Albert Einstein
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.”
    — William Orton, President of Western Union – 1876


    Little did he know that someday, the telephone would
    do more than take pictures, get text messages, have
    a calculator. We can now even use it for phone calls.
     
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  9. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    You might like some of these. Yours is number 21 on this list:

    Adapted from Famous Predictions That Never Came True (knoji.com)

    FOOLISH PREDICTIONS

    [1] "Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia." - Dr Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London

    [2] "What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense." - Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton's steamboat, 1800s

    [3] "The phonograph has no commercial value at all." - Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1880s

    [4] "What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?" - The Quarterly Review, March, 1825

    [5] "The abolishment of pain in surgery is a chimera. It is absurd to go on seeking it…knife and pain are two words in surgery that must forever be associated in the consciousness of the patient." - Dr. Alfred Velpeau, French surgeon, 1839.

    [6] "No one will pay good money to get from Berlin to Potsdam in one hour when he can ride his horse there in one day for free." - King William I of Prussia, on hearing of the invention of trains, 1864.

    [7] "Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction." - Pierre Pachet, British surgeon and Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872.

    [8] "The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon." - John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873.

    [9] "Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievious to its true progress." - William Siemens, on Edison's light bulb, 1880

    [10] "X-rays will prove to be a hoax." - Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883.

    [11] "We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy." - Simon Newcomb, Canadian-born American astronomer, 1888.

    [12] "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." - Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1895

    [13] "Radio has no future." - Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, former president of the Royal Society, 1897

    [14] "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now; All that remains is more and more precise measurement." - Lord Kelvin, speaking to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1900.

    [15] "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty-a fad." - The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903

    [16] "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." - Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1904

    [17] "The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous." - Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig

    [18] "The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine." - Ernest Rutherford, shortly after splitting the atom for the first time

    [19] "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." - Robert Millikan, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923

    [20] "While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming." - Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, 1926

    [21] "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."...Thomas Watson, president of IBM.

    [22] "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."... Ken Olsen, founder of DEC.
     
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  10. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    "A penny saved is a penny earned" has been replaced by "An almost totally valueless penny "saved" is a penny losing value to inflation"
     
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    In response to the question...
    “Will this gun not make war more terrible?”
    “No, it will make war impossible.”
    – Hiram Maxim1893
     
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    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    Darn right! Every serious internet user knows miasma theory holds true to the test of pine!
     
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