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    When you're The One, even the drunken spectators become quiet when you pick up your bowling ball.

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    Problems with the police are common when the crime victim points at you and says: "isn't he the One?" and then you are arrested.
    Just because you're a genius doesn't make you a smart guy

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    Isn't that better than when someone points to your corpse and asks "wasn't he the one?"

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    Being confused of being the Real Thing or the Big Kahuna or The Man is something that being the One you have to get use to.
    Just because you're a genius doesn't make you a smart guy

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    It's nice to be The One in grade school arithmetic because you get carried a lot.

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    The pins in a set of bowling pins take turns being The One.

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    When a football team wins then the quarterback is The One. When it loses, the head coach is The One.

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    In BASIC, CHR$(49) is the "1"

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    On old typewriters, there was no 1. The lower case L was used as the one.

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    No U.S. football team has ever finished a game with exactly 1 point on the scoreboard. The only way you could conceivably do that would be to block an opponent’s extra point and run it back the length of the field but goof up at the last moment and cause a safety, for which you get one point instead of two. So you could lose a game by a 6-1 score.

    However, in Canadian football, it’s relatively common, because a team can score one point on a kick into the end zone that isn’treturned. So, you could lose 32-1 or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    On old typewriters, there was no 1. The lower case L was used as the one.
    I had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I had one.
    Me too. When I got a newer model with the "!/1" key, it was disorienting.

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    And the exclamation mark was apostrophe, backspace, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    And the exclamation mark was apostrophe, backspace, period.
    I think that if you held down the shift key* while typing, you could overstrike that space without backing up.
    No way to check it now!


    *Or maybe it was BACKSPACE that you held down. Doesn't matter any more.
    Last edited by DonM435; 2019-May-21 at 03:58 PM.

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    I wonder if writers used fewer exclamation marks when it wasn't so easy to make one?

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    Being The One is still better than being number two.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    If honor and glory are more important than surviving the war then nothing beats being The One to hit the beach first.

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    You're still havin' fun,
    and you're still The One!
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    I think that if you held down the shift key* while typing, you could overstrike that space without backing up.
    No way to check it now!

    *Or maybe it was BACKSPACE that you held down. Doesn't matter any more.
    I think it was the space bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    I think it was the space bar.
    I'd love to drink at a Space Bar.
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    No sneeze guard over the space bar.

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    The One is a Prime number, Optimus.
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    When time travelers discover the truth about George Washington, whose picture will they put on The One?

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