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Best opening line ever...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dogmeat, Mar 8, 2021.

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    "Now that your picture's in the paper being rhythmically admired....
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    +1 for Wm. Gibson
     
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    “True! – nervous – very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
    The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe

    I was thinking of the begining to the Hitchikers guide or Dune..but this is shorter.
     
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    Absolutely this. It works great just by itself, and even better if you've read the whole series.
     
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    A taxi from Africa
     
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    My College bandmate ( and we all lived in the same apartment, 1978/9)
    was a DJ at our College radio station, and he used to bring home new albums- ' Not for sale!, for promotion only'

    'My Aim Is True' ( by some other Elvis) was one of them.

    The station must have has more than one copy as he gave it to me!
    Heck of an album
     
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    really you simply cannot beat that
     
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    "Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me." (Henry Melville, Moby Dick)
     
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    there she was just walking down the street!
     
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    hey little girl...i wanna be your boyfriend
     
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    Hope this helps...

     
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