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scifibum
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Inspired by Omega M. in the Misc chat thread...

What can you fill the blanks in with?

One man's dirty little secret is another man's unnamed source.

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One man's innocuous perk is another man's proof of corruption [Smile]
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One man's intrepid reporter is another man's traitorous spawn of Satan. (Tom Novak)

I guess we are ignoring the freedom fighter / terrorist as being too cliché?

KE

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One man's cat is another man's rodent.
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One man's president is another man's war criminal. [Wink]
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One man's science is another man's politics. [Smile]
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One man's savior is another man's socialist...
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One mans hobby is another mans addiction.

One mans philosphy is another mans dogma.

One mans daughter is another mans lap-dancer.

[ July 25, 2008, 10:46 AM: Message edited by: Jesse ]

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One man's privilege is another man's God-given right.
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One man's courage is another man's stupidity.
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One man's better mouse trap is another man's horror chamber [Smile]

Jesse, you spoil-sport...

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One man's favorite drink is another man's alcohol problem.
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(on room mates)
One man's favorite shirt is another man's dishrag. (Or hand towel, or grease rag, car washing implement...etc.)

(on brothers)
One man's old clothes is another man's (boy's) Christmas present.

(on ex-girlfriends)
One man's bitter memory is another man's hot and steamy one.

(on cars)
One man's run-down '98 VW Jetta is another man's first car ever.
(That's actually just a specific variation on the trash/treasure iteration. In a weird way, so was the one before this.)

Finally...
One man's witty quote is another man's claim to fame.

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One man’s ass is another man’s arse
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Let me fix that for you:
One man's favorite shirt is another woman's dishrag.

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quote:
Originally posted by Athelstan:
One man’s ass is another man’s arse

Siamese twins with different dialects, that'd be something.

One man's music is another man's noise pollution.

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One man's poignant and refreshing irreverence is another man's childish disrespect. [Big Grin]
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One man's Heaven is another man's Hell.

One man's law is another man's chain.

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It's a cliche but "one man's trash is another man's treasure

On man's breakaway province is another man's Texas, Kosovo, Moldova, Northern Osetia...ect

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One man's willy is another man's... nah. Guess not.
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"One man's religion is another man's belly laugh"
From the Notebooks of Lazarus Long.

I know, I know, I shouldn't read so much Heinlein, but the more I read him, the better he look vs osc ...
:0)

PS
Can't BELIEVE this one hadn't come up yet! (if it has, i missed it)

[ July 26, 2008, 10:05 PM: Message edited by: TheSteelenGeneral ]

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One man's paint spill is another man's art.
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One man's disdain is another man's praise.
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jordan, care to give an example?
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One man's exit is another man's entrance.
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I actually had an example when I wrote that, but I can't remember it! Basically, this is what happens most of the time when someone says something, you thank them, and they say, "That wasn't a compliment…"

There was a particularly crazy religious fellow on a forum I used to frequent, who routinely berated people for trying to use their "wretched intellect" to understand the mysteries of his bizarre remodelling of the Christian God. Much of the crazy stuff he furiously spouted at other members was considered high praise, and evidence of the sanity and wisdom which he so clearly detested.

Many years back, a friend told me—with a curiously disturbed expression—that I was the sweetest person he knew; I nearly burst a blood vessel from blushing. He then said that wasn't a good thing for a guy and that I should be more of a jerk—so I told him "OK," walked over to his girlfriend and kissed her on the cheek. [Big Grin] (Annoyingly, he took it as me being sweet instead of a jerk.)


Paladine, I spent a few seconds after reading trying to work out if you meant what I took from that. [Wink]

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One man's paragon of excellence in broadcasting is another man's exemplar of pathetic bloviating.
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Jordan, from what you've written here, why would this guy be alarmed that you kissed his gf??? [Big Grin]
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Jordan, you're gay right? You should have stuck your tongue down her throat and turned around and decked him. [Smile]

Paladine,

Problem is most conservative talk radio listeners can't tell the difference. I'm not big on toilet humor but I laugh win Bill O passes gass every now and then.

KE

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It seemed jerkish at the time! [Frown] Seriously, have you ever tried being a jerk with only a few seconds to prepare?
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Some of us are always prepared to be a jerk. [Smile]

Your "friend" is just an ass and doesn't understand that that isn't a virtue.

KE

[ August 04, 2008, 04:23 AM: Message edited by: KnightEnder ]

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Sorry, Jordan, that is sweet.

One mans recreational equipment is another mans terrifying "terrorist" weapon.

(Translation, at least some Chinese immigrants have an irrational fear of compound bows.)

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The Mongols use them? [Smile]
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wow. I want you as a neighbor, Jordan, unless you're just clueless about breeders an would have no prob making one guy jealous over another? [Big Grin]
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I have an explination now, from her son.

Apparently, "It the rambo bow! The arrow blow up!"

*sigh*

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How disappointing. You thought you had stumbled on a folk recollection of Genghis Khan.
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You're joking, right?
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No.

Her son calmed her down though. She didn't call the cops, only bugged the landlady.

She was still looking at me funny this morning.

No matter how wierd you think people are, they're wierder.

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I meant to say, KE, you remind me of one of my favourite comic book characters—Chase Stein. He gets the best lines:

quote:
Chase's father: [after punching Chase] You're becoming a dumb jock, Chase. Is that what you want to be, a cliché?
Chase: Well, you're a nerd who punches like a girl… Isn't that a cliché?

quote:
Victor: What's… What's your power?
Chase: [brandishes a switchblade] A poor upbringing.


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Wife, Mistress

or for John Edwards

Love Child, Bastard

[ August 09, 2008, 09:17 AM: Message edited by: Straygaldwyr ]

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