Friday, April 3, 2009

All I Really Need To Know

You may already be familiar with Robert Fulghum's list All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. This list has spawned a number of less serious lists, some of which can be found here (thanks Jennifer). I especially enjoyed one of those, and I'm reproducing it here. Speaking of lists, I'm actually working on a 101 things list, but I'm only up to around 50. I'll post it when/if I finish it.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned By Watching Dr. Who

Don't be afraid to dress conspicuously

"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes"

Be polite to strangers - offer them a jelly baby

Face bureaucracy with sarcasm

Bad guys always wear black

Almost any problem can be solved by reversing the polarity of the neutron flow

Never trust anyone with a sinister beard and a high collar

When in doubt, bang the console

Nearly anyone will fall for the really big lie at some point

If it glows, avoid it

The gravel quarries are not what they seem

Bad guys will not see you if you stand really close to the wall, even if they walk right past you

All the aliens speak with British accents

All alien planets have corridors somewhere

There's nothing the sonic screwdriver can't handle (apart from a voice activated lock)

Every alien planet has open cast mining

"When I say run, RUN!"

"Everyone remotely interesting is mad in one way or another"

"Somewhere else the Tea's getting cold"

The worst won't happen if you do something immensely clever

"Humans have an amazing capacity for self-deception"

If you're so clever, follow me up the stairs

Your best weapons are your mind, your scarf, and your brolly (British slang for umbrella)

Blowing up earth will not solve your own impotence

You never know what you're going to get

"I am the master, you will obey me"

Life is hard, then you regenerate

However bad it may be, it'll all blow up in the last scene

Companions may come and go, but your K9 is forever

"I'm HAPPY!"

"First things first - but not necessarily in that order"

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