Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.

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Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.
Here's a link to last night's café.
"Marriage is the death of hope" brings up webpages that purport to quote Woody Allen. I'm dubious.
"Marriage is the death of romance" gets me to some boring relationship advice plus the assertion that it's the translation of a Chinese proverb:
Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.
I'm dubious. It used to be very common to hear characters on TV (often in ads) say "Ancient Chinese wisdom" (in a fake Chinese accent) followed by something in the form of a proverb (almost always a manifestly fake proverb).
"Marriage is the death of love" gets me to boring relationship advice, some more groping after a Chinese proverb, and a review of a play about Maynard Jackson, "the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city, elected in Atlanta in 1973":
[Playwright Pearl Cleage has a] sagacious way with words, and epigrammatic pearls like "There's no greater cynic than a failed romantic" (a variation on George Carlin’s "Scratch a cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist"). Later, when Evey recalls an epiphany of self-discovery in Paris, she tells J.P., "Marriage is the death of love."
Ha ha. Scratch me, I'm a failed cynic.
Have you thought about Maynard Jackson recently? Did you know he fought Muhammad Ali?
“The only thing that really worries me is what happens if I hit him, for his sake and for mine as well,” [Mayor] Jackson said.
“[He] will not land one punch in one round, and if he dreamed it, he better wake up and apologize!” Ali responded....
But Jackson won with a technical knockout:
“Those trunks he had saved him because he had them too high.,” Ali told reporters. “I couldn’t hit him low because you’re not supposed to hit below the belt. He came with the trunks up to his breast, therefore I couldn’t hit him in the effective spots ‘cause he’s so big, he’s like a balloon, and if you hit him he’ll bust.”

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