Quote Of The Day

Perhaps of all time, in fact:

Donne, donne, eterni Dei, chi v’arriva a indovinar?

10 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. AliceH says:

    Is this about shopping?

  2. AliceH says:

    (That was an attempt at humor, btw)

  3. Dave E. says:

    It’s probably “Thank God for liquor store doorbusters” in Italian. ;)

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    And for my own protection I should hasten to add that there has been absolutely nothing of late that would bring this to mind.

  5. AliceH says:

    I looked it up before commenting. For the less google-inclined: It’s from FIGARO, and “Donne, donne, eterni dei, chi v’arriva a indovinar?” translates to “Women, women, eternal gods, who can fathom their minds?”

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Did you listen to the Callas/Gobbi version I linked to? My god, could they sing :)

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie.

    The genie said, ‘OK. You released me from the lamp, blah, blah, blah. This is the fourth time this month and I’m getting a little sick of these wishes, so you can forget about three. You only get one wish.’

    The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, ‘I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii but I’m scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?’

    The genie laughed and said, ‘That’s impossible. Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete… how much steel! No, think of another wish.’

    The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he said,
    ‘I’ve been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don’t care and that I’m insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women… know how they feel inside and what they’re thinking when they give me the silent treatment… know why they’re crying, know what they really want when they say “nothing”… know how to make them truly happy. .’

    The genie said, ‘You want that bridge two lanes or four?’

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Sorry – but I AM a woman (hetero too) – and when it comes to understanding my own sex, I’m far too often lost.

    That’s one of my favorite jokes…

  9. AliceH says:

    Kathy: Ditto. And after I LOL’d, I cut/pasted that joke and sent it to a friend. :-)

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