Quote Of The Day — October 29, 2013

There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
Will Rogers

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12 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 29, 2013

  1. Buck says:

    Didn’t know there was electric fences in Will Rogers’ time.

  2. Buck says:

    Still he has a point there.

    • Buck, he really does~! Sadly, his life was cut so short in Barrow, Alaska Territory.
      He, and Wiley Post were killed in a plane crash. He left behind a son. I’ll have to do some digging there.
      Glad you stopped by. Always good to see you~!

  3. Mrs AL says:

    Oh this is tooooooo good, Grouchy!

  4. Clyde says:

    Sometimes the simplest of words can make a VERY pertinent point. “pee on the electric fence for himself”. Classic.

  5. Buck says:

    Yes. His son, Will Rogers Jr. Played the lead in “The Will Rogers Story” which came out sometime in the early ’50’s.
    His tragic end might not have been had he chose a pilot with two eyes. Post lost his eye in an oilfield incident and thus he had no depth perception, a vital factor in lots of flying situations…

  6. Hardnox says:

    Great quote. Lot’s of truth in that one.

    Reminds me of a State Trooper friend who had picked up a drunk and was taking him to the jail for the evening. Traveling down a long and isolated country road along the way, the drunk declared that he had to pee and couldn’t hold it much longer. My trooper friend stopped since he didn’t want to clean-up after him.

    Before letting him out he warned the drunk that he would shoot him if he attempted escape. The drunk began to pee but managed to pee on the electric fence. The shock knocked the drunk to the ground, still peeing, while he was screaming “why did you shoot me”. True story.