The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

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The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:27 pm

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This reminds me of the verdict on one of the guys charged in the My Lai thing - decoded from the military legalese, it was:
There was no massacre.

If there was, he wasn't there

And even if he was there, he didn't do it.
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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by AmriloJim » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:25 pm

Bart Simpson wrote:I didn't do it. No one saw me do it. You can't prove anything.

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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:48 pm

Some years ago, I was interviewing a musician (Jon Field of "Jade Warrior") and mentioned that I'd learned of two movie soundtracks that the band had worked on, in between albums.
Jon Field wrote:Oh, God. Murder. I can't bear it. I can't bear any of it! (laughter) But, you see what I mean - you see what happens when you get off the track, it all goes wrong, you do that sort of thing. Anyhow, never mind. Can't be helped. It was two other blokes called Smith. I must have been in hospital with a broken leg at the time... almost certainly.

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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:57 pm

AmriloJim wrote:
Bart Simpson wrote:I didn't do it. No one saw me do it. You can't prove anything.
Jughead Jones wrote:Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by Warrl » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:10 pm

"I really didn't say everything I said." -- Yogi Berra

(Although in his case... he was quoted as saying several things that he really didn't say.)

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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by Atomic » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:30 pm

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" -- Yogi Berra

It turns out he was describing how to get to his house. He lived on a loop drive with a single entrance. Therefore, a turn into either loop road would pass his house, so....
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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:01 pm

Atomic wrote:"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" -- Yogi Berra

It turns out he was describing how to get to his house. He lived on a loop drive with a single entrance. Therefore, a turn into either loop road would pass his house, so....
At one time my first wife and i lived in an apartment complex where we'd tell people coming to see us for the first time there "Turn left till you can't go any further and then look downhill."
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Re: The practical meaning of "Don't Be Evil"?

Post by Typeminer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:19 pm

My dad lives on an unpaved township road that runs between two intersecting state roads. There are no houses between his driveway and the upper state road, so the township doesn't plow that part. I tell people looking for his place, When you get to the No Winter Maintenance sign--you're there!
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