Monday, May 19, 2008

Geek Aphorisms To Live By (Part I)


"It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
-- anonymous

"Can't hurt; might help."
-- Jerry the Geek

"Always go to the line with more magazines than you need. They may laugh at you. If you can't finish a stage because you don't have enough magazines, they will laugh at you."
-- Jerry the Geek


"You crave, and appreciate, approval.
You don't want, and despise, criticism."
-- Dr. Dean Adel

"No man likes to be told he's high-smelling and low-life."
-- John Wayne, as "Rooster Cogburn" (Rooster Cogburn and The Lady)



"Steel is my friend!"
-- Jerry the Geek



"Strive for accuracy. Speed will follow."
-- Brian Enos (paraphrased)

"Don't concentrate: FOCUS!
-- Brian Enos

"Push yourself to do everything faster, quicker ... except the actual shooting."
-- Jerry the Geek

"Try to get good hits on the first target. It builds confidence. You can speed up later in the stage, when you realize that you can 'do this quicker'. "
-- Jerry the Geek

"Within reason, saving steps saves time."
-- Jerry the Geek

"Standing reloads: avoid them."
-- Jerry the Geek

"Nothing improves your accuracy as much as knowing that you have JUST enough ammunition left to finish the stage."
-- Jerry the Geek

"What have I learned? One - this is a BLAST! Two - I need to practice."
-- Yawn, upon having completed his first match

"If you can't BUY a hit on a steel target, move on to another target. You will reward yourself with hits, and buy confidence. When you come back to the 'difficult' target, you will find it not as difficult as you thought."
-- Jerry the Geek

Alternatives to this last suggestion:

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."
-- Quentin Crisp

"If a first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything."
-- Bill Lyon

"If at first you don't succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong."
-- Leo Rostern

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, and try again. Then give up. There's no use being a damned fool about it."
-- W.C. Fields

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