A Life At Hard Labor
September 2, 2011 9:57 AM
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:
- “Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” Hope you don’t love blogging.
- “Those who work deserve their pay.” From the Bible, Mr. Boss man.
- “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.
- “Labor of Lust” A [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nick Lowe[/lastfm] album.
- “Economics is the dismal science.” A quote from a Scotsman.
- “God loves to assist zealously those who work.” From an ancient Greek textbook.
- “Give Caesar what is Caesars’ and God what is Gods’.'” Tax code from the Nazarene, master of answering the trick question.
- “Mankind was my business!” Jacob Marley explaining the bottom line to Scrooge.
- “Money can’t buy life.” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Marley[/lastfm] on his deathbed.
- “I needed money, because I had none.” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sonny Curtis[/lastfm] and economics 101.
- “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.
- “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.”
- “Work your fingers to the bone and what do you get? Bony fingers.” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hoyt Axton[/lastfm].
- “Voodoo Economics.” A campaign criticism from Bush 1 about trickle-down wealth.
- “Your worst piece of pizza is better than your best day at work.” Unknown hungry employee.
- “Our new company health care plan is Google.” Dilbert.
- “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.