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    Famous Last Words

    We've all heard the phrase, "Famous last words". I have used it recently when reading all the stories about the people who have been affected by the flooding:

    "We never thought it would get this high", mostly from people who saw the water coming and believed it wouldn't go any further and now see their homes flooded. My cousin lost all her stuff that was moved to the second floor of her apartment complex in Waverly because "The water never got that high".

    Any other famous last words?



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    Re: Famous Last Words

    The famous last words of a redneck:

    "Hey y'all, watch this!"



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    Re: Famous Last Words

    "Can you tell me what the definition of 'is' is?" I still find that hilarious.

    Also, not really a famous last word but Holy **** I just had a bat fly into my head. I nearly pooped myself when I realized I had been hit by an animal.


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    Re: Famous Last Words

    Generally attributed to General John Reynolds, on the opening day of the Battle of Gettysburg: "They couldn't hit an elephant at that range..."


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    Re: Famous Last Words

    Redbud


    Occam's Razor means 'With all things being equal , the simplest explanation/answer is normally the right one'


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    Re: Famous Last Words

    Hey, price26, it appears you live in Ames. What's happening there, flood-wise? Haven't heard a word about Ames and flooding during all the coverage in recent days. Perhaps your watershed to the northwest missed most of the rain?

    No water on the flood plain on which Hilton and JTS are built?

    I live in Evansdale (adjacent to Waterloo). I live maybe a mile from the rampaging Cedar River. My neighborhood is bone dry; I'm fortunate, and don't I know it.

    Some of the famous last words we're hearing are innane, but I wonder if they're not spoken by people in semi-shock. . . .



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