The Fortune Cookie Challenge

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The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:03 am

This post from our Dhamma friend Tilt is the inspiration for a forum game.
tiltbillings wrote:You have a remarkable capacity to take things out of context

That strikes me as something that really ought to be in a fortune cookie. So I was thinking, why not have a place where we can share sayings that are (or ought to be) in fortune cookies?

And to make it interesting, maybe this could be a blend of fake fortune-cookie slogans (like the one above), and real ones. So offer one up, but don't say if you made it up or if you actually found it in a cookie. The next poster has to be the judge: "Made up" or "real." Then offer up another, to keep the challenge going.

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Here's one to get us going:
The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:35 am

I think that the above saying is not from a fortune cookie.

Here's mine. Just for fun I made the cookie image.
Real, or made up?

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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:57 am

Heehee, I'm already having too much fun with this.
Here's another:


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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby nomad » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:18 pm

I prefer the fortune cookies with bad english grammar. I have one in my wallet that says: Your luck has been completely changes today. I've also seen one before that said Let a car cut in front of you today. However, I wasn't smart enough to save it!

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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:37 pm

Here's one:

"It wasn't Chicken".

True fortune cookie - or false?
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby genkaku » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:27 pm

"A kiss that lasts forever is a strange gift."

(A graffito I saw on a men's room wall ... but I'd love to find it in a fortune cookie.)
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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:51 am

Aw, no one guessed at mine and one is made up!

I think Fede's is real. It would be disturbing to find, too!

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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby nomad » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:55 am

genkaku wrote:"A kiss that lasts forever is a strange gift."

(A graffito I saw on a men's room wall ... but I'd love to find it in a fortune cookie.)


At least it didn’t say Congratulations! You’ve just received the gift that keeps on giving. Who knows what kind of stuff we pick up from public restrooms! :shock:

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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:45 am

Hey, the nut one was real!
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Ok, that's a horrible pix. But it's real. Really!

Here are my guesses:

Ideas are like children ... real.

Destiny is a bridge ... you made that up.

Chicken ... not!

How about this, made up or real?

You will be hit by a truck.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The Fortune Cookie Challenge

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:46 am

Wow, nice one Jechbi! You're right :)

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