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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:26 am 
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Interviewer "frank with that long hair of yours, it must make you a woman"<br><br>frank  "with that wooden leg, that must make you a table"<br><br>Anyone how if Frank said this. Someone on an Irish forum brought it up but i've never heard of it.<br>

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:44 am 
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From what I've read, this exchange occurred on the Joe Pine (could be Pyne) Show out of LA in the late 60's.<br><br>Funnily enough, I was reading a book (for work) about Influence Principles, by Robert Cialdini. In the last chapter he starts to relate what he described as "the best extemporaneous comeback" of all time. Apparently this Joe Pine was well known on his show for putting people down and making fools of them. He's described as a fairly bitter personage who lost his leg during WWII. <br><br>The quotation in that book was pretty much as you wrote it, as I remember. I'll take a look and post the original that I read.<br><br>Great quote. I always liked to hear or see Frank do interviews - he was so fucking smart and fast! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:59 am 
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another similar one:<br><br>the duke of wellington ( he who whipped napoleon at waterloo ) was born in ireland into a family of rich , landed, anglo - irish gentry . once some guy commented on his being irish . his reply was :<br><br>sir , a man may be born in a stable , but  that does not make him a horse. <br><br>mungo

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