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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2007, 04:54:19 PM »

The only one I ever had said:
"Sometimes you are the bug, sometimes you are the windshield"

It's very general
The cookie was tastie though.

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2008, 01:25:57 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/dining/16fort.html?pagewanted=1

Fortune cookies actually originated in Japan.  So this entire thread is a lie, and any fortune found in a fortune cookie given by a Chinese restaurant is now defunct.

But: I did open a fortune cookie somewhat nervously in front of my probable soon to be employers, on the day of my interview.  (Imagine if it said something like "Today is not your day to seek opportunity") and got, bizarrely, "the white tie attracts the soup of the day".  Which I guess means clean clothes get dirty?  Something like that?
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2008, 01:34:24 PM »

I love fortune cookies (as you can probably tell from my avatar.)  That one in particular says "your dream will come true" and I got it immediately after a conversation with my best friend during which I admitted that many of my dreams are highly impractical.   

Another that that I have loved and held on to was "you will astonish all with your success" (got it the night the last play I directed opened).

It's all about the context, yo. 

(The other night I got, "Next time, order the shrimp!"  Ew.)
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2008, 02:10:55 PM »

I have one of my faves on my desk. "stop trying to do it. Just do it!" (all it needs is a nike logo)

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2008, 09:17:27 PM »

Does anyone remember the Saturday Night Live sketch when Chris Farley and Mike Myers were working in a factory writing fortunes for the cookies????  That's all that I can think of when I read this thread!
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2008, 07:51:22 PM »

"You are a good influence on others".

Boy, was that cookie barking up the wrong tree!

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2008, 01:22:11 AM »

my favorite fortune ever:
"you are an angel, beware of those who collect feathers"
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2008, 12:52:27 AM »

"A rich partner is ordained for you."

Do we mean business or love life? Aw, I wanted to be the breadwinner in the latter!
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2008, 01:04:16 AM »

Probably referring to body odor.

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2008, 01:18:42 AM »

today mine sad:

"you will be singled out for promotion"

but i have no job...so i hope it means my singing "career"
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2008, 11:28:57 PM »

Tonight's read: "Many receive advice; few profit by it"

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2008, 12:27:29 PM »

The last time we ate Asian take-out my brother's fortune read "You possess infinite wisdom and power." My whole family shat ourselves laughing.
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2008, 12:43:18 AM »

"Your bills are yours, and your spouse's bills are yours"

now that's deep.

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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2008, 12:45:27 AM »

Once i got a "bad luck cookie" from an exposition.

"You only get called by those you donĀ“t want to hear about"
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Re: fortunes from chinese fortune cookies
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2008, 10:45:34 AM »

"FREE TIBET!"

that one was weird.
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