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Tom Lehrer
(1928-____) born on
Apr 9
US parody/folk singer, songwriter, mathematician. He was a professor of Math at Harvard who wrote many satirical tunes ("Poisioning Pigeons") in the 1960s; appeared on "That Was The Week That Was."
         
   
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The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.

R
On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
A
Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put in to it.
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It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for two years.
K
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Alt.Quotations Misc," an internet collection of quotations
R: "The Nature of Math"
A: Preamble to song: We Will All Go Together When We Go
N: Quoted in N. Shapiro, An Encyclopedia of Quotations about Music
K: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
   


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