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1:28 pm on Oct 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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A few from another thread here:
  • A few bricks shy of a load
  • A few cans short of a six pack

    Not in the thread but classics:

  • His elevator doesn't go all the way to the top
  • The lights are on but nobody's home

    And my personal favorite:

  • Half a bubble off plumb
  • 8:59 pm on Oct 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    I guess we just found the 'missing link'.
    12:36 am on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Oh yeah - this one's from my long-dead aunt by way of the Ouija board (erm. Not really, but she DID love the thing!):

    13 eggs short of a dozen

    5:46 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Last in the queue when brains were handed out.
    6:03 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Not the shiniest car on the lot
    A nibble shy of a byte
    Every link is a 404
    Caught in an endless loop
    Gravity not the only thing holding him down
    7:03 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    He is a Foo mod.
    7:23 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    • Couldn't find his/her own [portion of anatomy] with both hands and a flashlight
    • Can't tell his/her [same portion of anatomy] from his/her elbow
    OT - My favourite insulting expression: 'Two pounds of [anything unpleasant] in a one-pound bag.'

    -B

    7:48 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Quoting Palehorse just now in another thread, and similar to yours, bedlam:

    Can't find his **** with both hands and a map.

    4:07 am on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Fell out of the stupid tree and hit all the branches on the way down.
    10:18 am on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    "A few snags short of a barbie" (where snags are sausages, and a Barbie is a BBQ).

    Woz

    10:21 am on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Ha! I forgot that one Chris, thanks. Of course, my favourite is "a picnic short of a sandwich", and yes, I did get it 'round the right way.

    Onya
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    1:18 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    One I learned from a field service guy many years ago. Not really about people, but does apply to folk trying to operate the equipment.

    Equipment does not function in O-F-F mode.

    4:29 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    "Couldn't find his / her ass if it was a hole in the ground."

    "Two bubbles shy of plum."

    "Two bricks shy of a load (that the hod carrier carries)."

    "The lights are on, but no one's home."

    6:10 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    "Two bubbles shy of plum."

    Plum is something we eat.

    Plumb is what I was shooting for.

    :o

    8:07 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    How about 'A few atoms short of critical mass'?

    -B

    12:27 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    A few links short of PR :P

    Offer him a penny for his thoughts and you'll get change.

    12:50 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    A few links short of PR :P

    lol - a few grains short of a sandbox... ;)

    2:09 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    One from Dad that is "work friendly".

    "If brains were dynamite, he/she could not blow their nose"

    2:36 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    He/She couldn't pour water out of a boot if the directions were written on the heel.

    The axe is sharp but the haft is slick. (sharp tongue, no grasp)

    Lost the reins/Slipped the bit/Slaps the apple

    Ties slipknots in the air.

    All fence, no posts. (talks a good game, no substance)

    Herds chickens (lost it) ;)

    Sells registered mules.

    Shoes donkeys.

    Baled too tight.

    Prices bales but sells rolls.

    /Is looking for shells for his muzzle loader

    3:56 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    My favourite: If he had two brains he would be twice as stupid
    4:26 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    For someone who is standing in front of the TV while you are watching it,

    " You make a better door than a window"

    Woz

    7:19 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    >My favourite: If he had two brains he would be twice as stupid

    My favourite when I have done something silly (unlikely as that may be) is "If I had another brain it would be lonely."

    Onya
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    8:52 am on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    The lights are on but no one is home!
    3:26 pm on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    "His traytable's not in the upright, locked, position."
    3:30 pm on Oct 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Speaking of intelligence ...

    "You can't lose what you never had."

    10:08 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier

    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer

    Sharp as a hammer (or a bowling ball in severe cases)

    If s/he had two brain cells, they'd only confuse each other

    Knuckle-dragging oxygen thief

    To include the whole family: What gene puddle did you crawl out of?

    11:57 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Lost like a ball in high weeds.
    12:05 am on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    When referring to *ahem* people of 'limited genetic diversity':

    Kick one, they all limp.

    1:18 am on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    mivox.... are you SURE you don't live around here? That last one is pretty much a given for this area....
    1:51 am on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    I have no idea of the origins of this description, but I just love the absurdity of it.

    "Mad as a box of frogs."

    7:25 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    are you SURE you don't live around here?

    LOL... Is everything covered with snow there? If not, it's definitely not my neighborhood. ;)

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