A Life At Hard Labor

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It’s  the ironically named Labor Day weekend where, if  we’re lucky, we have three days off. Peruse these workaday words while you get ready for Tuesday:

  1. “Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”  Hope you don’t love blogging.
  2. “Those who work deserve their pay.”  From the Bible, Mr. Boss man.
  3. “If your train’s on time you can get to work by nine…”  A questionable couplet from Bachman Turner Overdrive and the unofficial Metra theme song.
  4. “Labor of Lust”  A [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nick Lowe[/lastfm] album.
  5. “Economics is the dismal science.”  A quote from a Scotsman.
  6. “God loves to assist zealously those who work.” From an ancient Greek textbook.
  7. “Give Caesar what is Caesars’ and God what is Gods’.'”  Tax code from the Nazarene, master of answering the trick question.
  8. “Mankind was my business!”  Jacob Marley explaining the bottom line to Scrooge.
  9. “Money can’t buy life.”  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Marley[/lastfm] on his deathbed.
  10. “I needed money, because I had none.”  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sonny Curtis[/lastfm] and economics 101.
  11. “It’s my work, he’d say and I do it for pay and when it’s over I just as soon go on my way.”  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] from the story of the Hurricane.
  12. “Work and work and work till you die, there’s plenty more fish in the sea to fry.” [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Jam[/lastfm] from “Smithers-Jones.”
  13. “Work your fingers to the bone and what do you get? Bony fingers.” [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Hoyt Axton[/lastfm].
  14. “Voodoo Economics.”  A campaign criticism from Bush 1 about trickle-down wealth.
  15. “Your worst piece of pizza is better than your best day at work.” Unknown hungry employee.
  16. “Our new company health care plan is Google.”  Dilbert.
  17. “It’s been a hard day’s night and I’ve been working like a dog.”  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ringo[/lastfm], et al.
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