Sunday, October 16, 2011

A neatly folder cardboard box is the last refuge of a recyclist

Wherein Snowclones


  • Samuel Johnson: patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
  • Isaac Asimov: Violence is the refuge of the incompetent
  • Oscar Wilde: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative
  • Oscar Wilde: Ambition is the last refuge of the failure
  • Oscar Wilde: Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do
  • Oscar Wilde: I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
  • Natalie Clifford Barney: Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual
  • Tony Wilson: Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented
  • Kim Stanley Robinson in Red Mars (1992): Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation
  • Thomas Sowell: Extrapolations are the last refuge of a groundless argument
  • Joe Klein: Issues are the last refuge of a scoundrel
  • The Illustrated magazine of art, Volume 3: We have said that these convents are the the last refuge of Greek art
  • New Scientist Dec18-25, 19975: Wetlands are the last refuge of that most persecuted creature, urban man
  • Romantic Europe and the ghost of Italy, Joseph Luzzi: Corinne responds that art is the last refuge of a nation despoiled by foreigners of its arms and government
  • George Russell: the story of an American composer, Duncan Heining: In some ways, the avant-garde is the last refuge of the untalented
Under news

  • The Crikey health blog: marathon running is the last refuge of the scoundrel
  • Mile High Report: But a Hail Mary pass is the last refuge of the desperate for a reason
  • Sebastian Shakespeare: Twitter is the last refuge of the green-ink brigade
  • Andrew Scharf: Dr. Johnson once quipped, “Nationalism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”.
  • DrRck, in the comments: Boxing, though, is not the last refuge of an MMA fighter, any more than MMA is the last refuge of a boxer.
  • Bruce Jackson (?): "Uncertainty is the last refuge of economists who can’t explain what is going on."
  • Joe Nocera quoting Paul Kasriel: (“Uncertainty,” Kasriel told me, “is the last refuge of economists who can’t explain what is going on.”)
  • Lydia Miljan: "I know saying that is the last refuge of the meek."
  • Adam Gartrell quoting Robert Jeremenko: Harmonisation is the last refuge of scoundrels
  • Jim Carroll: [box sets and deluxe editions] are the last refuge of the record label scoundrels
  • Paul Ryan: Fear and demagoguery are the last refuge of an intellectually bankrupt party
  • Robert Bryce: "Green jobs" are the last refuge of the subsidy seekers.

3 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

note: I think refuge for refuse falls under eggcorns

10/16/2011 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger rcommal said...

I love that you [still] do this stuff, Bill.

12/02/2011 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

thank you, rcommal

12/08/2011 06:45:00 PM  

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