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Best Podiatry Arena Quotes for 2008

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Kevin Kirby, Dec 18, 2008.


What was your favourite quote for 2008?

  1. A friendly word of advice....stop now before you are blasted out of the water.

    4 vote(s)
  2. If your interest isn't being captivated then please stop visiting and I will go away.

    3 vote(s)
  3. Frankly the waffle that has gone on in this thread in the guise of academic discussion makes me thin

    8 vote(s)
  4. The act of fabricating orthoses is not a patented process and I have yet to see any truly unique cus

    1 vote(s)
  5. Just as an aside, when do you suppose the infertile patient should wear the insoles if she wishes to

    29 vote(s)
  6. Your self opinionated twaddle is boring and quite frankly laughable so perhaps the Arena is no place

    6 vote(s)
  7. I have better things to do that play silly games. This thread is locked as well".

    3 vote(s)
  8. I'm fast coming to the opinion that your parents must have been siblings.

    18 vote(s)
  9. Now either she was daft as a brush or she was cunningly drawing in Alex to enable him to shoot himse

    2 vote(s)
  10. you are a total embarrassment to your profession and the principals of ethics and science

    7 vote(s)

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    I have a favorite quote from the many discussions we have had here on Podiatry Arena in 2008.

    Anyone else have a favorite quote from 2008?? When we produce a list of them, then we can vote for the top ten best quotes for 2008. Should be fun!!;):santa::rolleyes:
  2. Donna

    Donna Active Member

    This is a quoted quote... I still think it's hilarious... :hammer:

  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    My two favourites did not orginally appear on Podiatry Arena. There was this one from Dave Smith that was originally posted on OPF and Robert Issacs posted it in this thread:
    Another quote that caught my eye, was also from Robert Issacs but was posted on TFS in this thread (it was a funny thread in which a poster who was banned from OPF came to TFS to complain about it):
    What I like about the above posts (and Podiatry Arena can claim no credit for them), they do nicely sum up the sentiments that happen on forums.
  4. :D Great topic!

    I'm not sure Craigs nominations count as quotes exactly, but certainly i make Dave's one of the best posts of the year! Funny, relevant, easy to read and educational. All the things a good post could hope to be!

    It is again a bit long but i would nominate Kevin for

    Not so much for this precise post but for what it represents! The vital function of making us rein in our woolly generalisations and come back to proper reductionalist science. Its Friggin annoying sometimes (like that time i got dragged up on the fact that i could'nt say a brick weighed a kilo because kg is a measure of mass not weight:rolleyes:) but it is a vital guard against allowing our enthusiasm to take us into bad thinking. Its not always a popular job but it makes us better!

    So i nominate this post and all the others it represents when somebody, usually kevin, often Dave Smith, Simon or Craig, Stands up and says of a post, comment, or research abstract "actually you can't say that!".

    However if you wanted pithy one liners you'll find none better that national treasure DDT (except possibly Simon. Or Dave come to think of it.) For whom i nominate...
    Robeer (its that time :drinks)
  5. Just seen one which should certainly qualify

    Nice one Pat! Your bum leg has obviously not affected your higher neural functions!:drinks.

  6. Don ESWT

    Don ESWT Active Member

    Are these for the the best 10 good quotable quotes or or for best 10 bad quotable quotes, being that quotable quotes are important even if they are good or bad. Do you get my quotable logic drift. It too too late to quote I'm confused and going to bed. Goodnight

  7. Come on, Craig, a quote not a ******** book!:rolleyes:
  8. drsha

    drsha Banned

    As I am looking to work with those DPM's not able to practice Dr. Kirby's work, I thought his posting in regards to my work was the best quote of 2008:
    “I do agree that your (Neoteric) approach of foot biomechanics may suit many podiatrists very well and may allow them to progress to a better understanding of foot and foot orthosis function, that they may not have been able to achieve otherwise” Kevin Kirby

    as a runner up, when I confronted Dr. Payne in real time about his editing skills (only), he came back with this mature and scientific quote as he locked the functional foot typing thread:
    "I have better things to do that play silly games. This thread is locked as well".
    Craig Payne
  9. Dennis

    I'm fast coming to the opinion that your parents must have been siblings.

    Season's greetings

  10. Here's another "best quote for 2008":
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  11. And here's another one addressed towards Brian Rothbart from Dr. Spooner:

  12. Yeah, but I don't think Dennis (or is it Denise?) liked it.
    What an ignoranus. In the Shavelson aristocracy, the gene pool obviously has a shallow end....
  13. :D

    Actually i think Craigs quote here is right on the money! It IS mature and Scientific. Juvenile ramblings should be dismissed as such!

    Nice one Craig! Sometimes when the kids are fighting you just have to say "I don't care WHO started it I'M finishing it!:drinks
  14. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    There's "half a dozen" 'veteran posters' and a few 'youngsters' whose posts I never miss, but for mine, overall quotable quoter, the English gent, you know the Bono fan.
  15. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Slightly away from the rules as this was posted originally in December 2007 (although surely nobody would be so pedantic as to disallow it) ;)

    Simon Spooner:
    :D Can't imagine why this particular response tickled me. :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  16. drsha

    drsha Banned

    Here's a word that is worth defining as taken from the recent post by "The PREDICTOR" (to wit, once again, he has had another vision as my real name IS Denise????), Mark Russell.

    A person who as a voluptuous woman passes by doesn't set eyes on her derriere.


  17. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

  18. Twenty four hours to come up with that? Dennis, you should stick to writing about architecture - it's much more amusing! Actually, ignoranus wasn't a typo and it doesn't refer to any booty, pleasing or otherwise. It suggests you're not only stupid - but also an asshole.

    Trust you'll be getting laid this weekend - so have a good one.

  19. Mark & Mandy,

    Thanks it's great to have been on the show, you make lovely couple BTW.

    600+ posts in a year is pretty scary!

    This time of year takes me back to my youth and Ronco adverts on the TV, actually all the dog's I've owned have had this on their Christmas list, I just never fancied loosing my arm in their jaws:

    Post Christmas you may want to loose weight... "by eating sausages"- wow! silly cow. How fat were half of these bloaters before???

    When they say that they've lost pounds I suspect it is pounds sterling.

    Have fun y'all, life's too short to be that serious.

    BTW, I went to the Mark Russell school of charm and anything by him is up their on my list. His latest contribution in this thread made me quite literally piss myself- ****ing prostate.:cool:
  20. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    I thought this one from Mark Russell was quite recent as I often remember it and chuckle.

    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    15th October 2006, 09:53 AM

    (Last line)
    HOMER SIMPSON: Mmmmmm.....chicken....

    Take time to read the whole post -- Its a sublime golden oldie

  21. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    Here's a pearl from DrSarbes

    Dennis wrote

    Steve replied
  22. Here's a good one from Derek to Dennis:

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  23. I really liked this one from David Wedemeyer:

    I just loved this title, David...."anointed apostle of polyethylene".....AAP...I laugh out loud just thinking about it!
  24. And yet another by the famous Mark Russell:

  25. I just couldn't resist including this great one from David Smith:

  26. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    This post is actually from 2007 but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it and the message that it contained that we may have completely missed:

    Err what about them MASS thingies n’ aren’t you a researcher for that company?

    Many of my favorites occurred in one thread.

    Perhaps it’s just me, but does that disturbing cyber cackle make anyone else wonder what this guy has hidden in his basement? He punctuates nearly every post with this. I picture people on the street pointing and staring and making the finger circling the ear gesture…..

    Which prompted two classic responses:

    Originally Posted by Steve The Footman

    Originally Posted by drsha:

    The there was what I like to call the “Kirby Warning Shot” leveled at that great (in his mind) statesman of silicone Dennis (or is it Denise) Kiper:


    And finally in that thread classic David Smith:

  27. Isn't it interesting that the best quotes from Podiatry Arena all come in response to some of the more outlandish claims made by the individuals that trying to sell foot insole/orthosis products here? From my viewpoint, it is not only quite entertaining at times but also an interesting study in human nature.

    Now that we have a number of quotes to choose from, we should vote for the best quote on Podiatry Arena in 2008. Maybe one of the Admins can do this by making up a list of quotes so that we all can vote for our favorite??
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  28. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Done. Cast your votes.
  29. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Come on Admin

    I want Mark Russell's "What an ignoranus" up there. Brief, succinct and trebly cutting because the recipient didn't 'get it'!

    All the best

    Bill Liggins
  30. Me too. Even Mrs Spooner thought that one was a beaut.:drinks Vote: "Russell".
  31. Christ - talk about being hoisted by your own petard. Recall a pertinent response to Simon last year whereby
    Time to eat my own words methinks!

    Season's greetings to all. :drinks

  32. Mark:

    That's a good one, glad you reminded us of it. Looks like you may have learned something after all by attending Dr. Spooner's School of Etiquette.:rolleyes::boxing::santa2:
  33. DTT

    DTT Well-Known Member

    Hi All


    Ahh Simon we are as one in mindset but not for the faint hearted far too sensitive and P C :rolleyes: :drinks

    This one has my vote hands down:D:D

    Nice one fella
  34. Tis the only place to be. Have to say that graduation from the Spooner School of Diplomacy is the only qualification in town. Analyse, question, argue, ridicule (where necessary), probe, examine - all with the primary motive of progressive understanding - so that future generations comprehend the true nature of human biomechanics and its inherent deficiencies - and our contrbution to redress its infalabilities through positive intervention. Small building blocks that will, in time, serve us all well. How we do that productively is another question....but its fun to be part of the equation.

    Merry Christmas Kevin et al.
  35. After nearly a month of voting (66 brave souls ventured forth to anonymously let their opinions be known), it appears that Mark Russell wins both the #1 and #2 quote awards for 2008.
    Congratulations Mark!
    Come on Craig, don't you have a bigger font for me to congralate Mark with.....????!!!!

    The lesson from all of this.......? If you want to sell your product or advertise your "patented" or "trademarked" ideas here on Podiatry Arena, be prepared to be the subject of the best quotes for the year.

    And by the way, special thanks to Brian, Dennis and Ed for your inspiring thoughts that led to the creation of these most memorable and valuable quotes.:rolleyes:
  36. DTT

    DTT Well-Known Member


    Cheers Fella
    Derek ( also ran again:rolleyes: );)

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