Re: virus: Just asking...

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 16 Jul 97 08:00:00 -0400

>Hey! This reminds me of one of my favorite quotations... "You can't get
>there from here"... question: where did this quotation come from?

To the best of my knowledge this is attributable to a comedy team (name
not remembered) who did a locally successful series of appearances and
recordings about the quirks and habits of those who live 'Down East',
namely in Maine, New England, USA.

At any rate, it is a phrase commonly attached in a parodic or
charicaturic fashion, and is the reply one gets when asking directions.
It is vital to the joke (around here at any rate) to deliver this in a
Maine accent. (For parodies of Maine accents, watch any episode of Murder
She Wrote....)

Of course, there is probably a similar quote in a play by
Aristophanes.... It's a great line. I use it all the time. In a great
deal of situations....

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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