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Top Ten Confucius Quotes (aka Master Kong)

Go along with Master Kong.

Chinatown, CA – This week we tip our hats to Confucius, the inventor of Ping Pong, and also the sayer of many famously famous smart sayings.

After much heated debate, here is your FM Observer’s Top Ten Famous Quotations by Master Kong, who’s more commonly known as Confucius:

#10. ​No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

#9. ​We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.

#8. ​​Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.

#7. ​When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

​​#6. ​To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

#5. ​Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.​

#4. ​If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.

​​#3. ​When anger rises, think of the consequences.

#2. ​Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

#1. ​Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.

Top Ten Things To Do In The Fargo-Moorhead Area This Weekend!

Here is a list of the Top Ten fun things to do in the FM area this weekend!

West Fargo, ND – Are you looking for something fun, new, and different to do this weekend?

Would you like to be where the happening action is at?

Well, once again you’ve come to the right place!

Based on our latest extensive research, here is a convenient synopsis of what’s going on in the greater Fargo Moorhead area this weekend:

☺ Perfume exchange at Alice Gronk’s home
☺ Offensive sign parade (Downtown Fargo)
​☺ All-city Tug-O-War (West Fargo)
☺ Kid’s Learn-How-To-Gamble Day (Horse Park)
☺ Annual mosquito count (Moorhead)
​☺ Reading of the Mueller Report (Fargo Library)
☺ Senior citizen Hide-n-Seek (Sabin)
☺ Paintball War competition (Island Park)
☺ Children’s self-defense against Catholic priests (YMCA)
☺ 24-hour Treasure Hunt (Fargo Landfill)

Top Ten Things To Do In The Fargo-Moorhead Area This Weekend!

Here is a list of the Top Ten fun things to do in the FM area this weekend!

West Fargo, ND – Are you looking for something fun, new, and different to do this weekend?

Would you like to be where the happening action is at?

Well, once again you’ve come to the right place!

Based on our latest extensive research, here is a convenient synopsis of what’s going on in the greater Fargo Moorhead area this weekend:

☺ Rotten Egg Juggling (West Acres)
☺ Drunkfest 3000 (Downtown Fargo)
​☺ Scary Clown Parade (North Fargo)
☺ Mud Wrestling Tournament (Moorhead)
☺ Meat and Greet Cookout (West Fargo)
​☺ Parimutuel Dog Fights (Fairgrounds)
☺ Senior Citizen Dodgeball Event (Sabin)
☺ Sloppy Joe Eating Contest (Island Park)
☺ Marijuana Bake Sale (Second Lutheran Church)
☺ Free Concert: Electric Pickle (Outside Fargodome)

Top Ten Winter Words North Dakotans Are Getting Really Sick Of

Fargoans have really gotten to hate the word Arctic.

Fargo, ND – Our FM Observer reporters fanned out across the region to knock on doors asking people what winter words they are getting most tired of hearing.

After doing so, we then empirically compiled the comprehensive list into a scientific study.

We believe it is totally scientific because we used the word empirical.

What follows is a scientific poll of the Top Ten words or phrases that people living in this region are getting really sick of hearing:

10. Winter Snowstorm
9. Frizzle
8. Alberta Clipper
7. Pre-Shoveling
6. Snownami*
5. Windchill Factor
4. Black Ice
3. Blizzard Warning
2. Polar Vortex
1. Arctic

* Snownami is the scientific word for the large ridge of snow left at the end of driveways after the street plows come by to do their due diligence.

Top Ten Things To Do Instead Of Watching The Super Bowl

In case you don’t feel like watching the Super Bowl, there are some great alternatives.

Fargo, ND – If you’re looking for some fun and different options to do whilst everyone else in the world is watching the Super Bowl ads, we have thoughtfully surveyed the greater Fargo-Moorhead area to come up with some great alternatives for you, boiled down into one short convenient list:

10. Host an Anti-Super Bowl party and watch CNN.

9. Paint your interior walls with a wild jungle scene.

8. Volunteer to work as a bouncer at a local soup kitchen.

7. Go pick out your next pet(s) at the Humane Society.

6. Do comparison price shopping at different grocery stores.

5. Organize all your belongings alphabetically into boxes labeled A-Z.

4. Go door-to-door and ask people what they’re doing?

3. Read the Book of Revelation out loud and then meditate.

2. Discuss the Nunes memo with close friends and family.

1. Watch the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet channel.

Oprah’s Much-Anticipated Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

The Oprah reveals her recommended shopping list for your Christmas.

It is once again that lusciously delightful time of year when everyone waits to see what’s on The Oprah’s gift giving idea list for the upcoming holidays.

Every year The Oprah shares her wonderfully personal list of favorite things to get your loved ones for Christmas.

This year is no exception as The Oprah never disappoints!

Gift #1 – 200 pounds of fresh organic strawberries. ($950)

Gift #2 – Queen-sized sheepskin duvet cover. ($2,800)

Gift #3 – Diamond-encrusted dog brush. ($19,000)

Gift #4 – Gift pack of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. ($53,000)

Gift #5 – 100 shares of Amazon.com, Inc. NASDAQ:AMZN. ($111,160)

Gift #6 – New car: Bentley Mulsanne. ($335,000)

Gift #7 – A bottle of Tequila Ley 925. ($3.5 M)

Gift #8 – Lady Gaga concert with the Obamas. ($12 M)

Gift #9 – Private jet: Dassault Falcon 7X. ($35 M)

Gift #10 – The Shroud of Turin. (priceless)

Top Ten Signs 2018 Might Be A Bad Year For You

And you thought 2017 was bad!

And you thought 2017 was bad!

Badlands, ND – Even though 2018 could be a very good year, here are some indications that 2018 might not be so great for you:

10. You wake up with a hangover on January 1st to the sound of jail doors slamming shut.

9. You slowly figure out that that very last text you sent last night to your BFF affectionately saying “Happy Fucking New Year!” somehow got sent to everyone in your contact list.

8. You dream you’ve been hacked only to wake up to realize that everything you own has been encrypted.

7. You take your little Shih-Tzu for a walk and realize it’s not your little Shih-Tzu.

6. You see a murder of crows quietly sitting on your deck railing, each with a sign around their necks saying “You’re Next.”

5. A large cash-on-delivery package arrives at your front door and the guy is asking for $1,480 for what’s inside Box #1!

4. After a nice, long, phone conversation with your parents, you remember they both passed away back in the 90s.

3. You see a security camera picture of yourself on the local evening news asking to immediately call the police if you see this very dangerous armed person.

2. You take your entire family to see Star Wars and realize too late you’ve mistakenly gone to see Star Whores.

1. Algore now believes we are at the start of a 10,000-year Ice Age!

FMO’s Suggested List For Your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

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Another chance to start a new chapter!

Fargo, ND – It’s that unfortunate time of year again when everyone is frantically trying to come up with their list of New Year’s Resolutions. And once again, FMO to the rescue!

After many hours of intense focus group studies and eating glazed donuts, we have come up with our suggested list for your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:

10. Lose more weight than you gain in 2018, unless you’re bulimic, then just the opposite.

9. Spend less time on FaceBook and more time with your face-in-a-book, perhaps @ the local library, to basically people-watch people who don’t have anywhere else to go, and nothing else to do, except look at you.

8. Periodically call the front desk of a large hotel and order room service directly to your home. When they object, then say you strenuously object to their tone of voice, and threaten to not pay your room bill.

7. Start doing some serious Christmas shopping in June and have everything wrapped up by Halloween (using a secret code system to remember what’s inside each present.)

6. Win more often when attending casinos and vow to only pick winning stocks to invest in with your monthly grocery money.

5. Take more stay-cations @ home and spend them bingeing out on the next season of all those Netflix series.

4. Learn a new hobby, such as: making weird animal sounds, start a ukulele support group, gather one-ingredient recipes into a cookbook for dummies, collect old mirrors from garage sales and strategically place them to maximize the amount of sun coming into your home.

3. At home, re-organize everything you own alphabetically and then in order by size, or vice versa.

2. Spend more time with strangers by doing volunteer work @ random places in random towns @ random times.

1. Express anger immediately so it doesn’t build up into a giant pressure cooker that blows during “fun” family getogethers.

0. Read FMObserver religiously and pray for the FMObserver writers to produce more viral content.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the FMObserver!

Previous FMO New Year’s Resolution Guidance

Top Ten Zen Proverbs

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The Path Of Enlightenment

Pathfork, Kentucky – Just as promised, the FM Observer is very proud to bring you the Top Ten List of Zen Proverbs.

After searching the entire world, we found for you all the best of the best when it comes to sayings about Nothing.

If you have any that you would like to add, please include them in the comment section below.

Top Ten Zen Proverbs:

#10: If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

#9: So little time, so little to do.

#8: Possessing much knowledge is like having a thousand foot fishing line with a hook, but the fish is always an inch beyond the hook.

#7: The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

#6: If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

#5: When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.

#4: Zen is not some kind of excitement, but merely concentration on our usual everyday routine.

#3: To set up what you like against what you do not like – this is the disease of the mind.

#2: Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.

#1: Even a good thing is not as good as nothing.

Top Ten Norwegian Proverbs

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Greetings from Norway! This is no joke.

Hammerfest, Norway – The entire FM Observer staff is here in Hammerfest, Norway for their annual Hammerfest. We also needed to buy a hammer for our workshop and decided this would be the perfect place to do some hammer shopping.

While here, we discovered that Norway is known for much more than all those Norwegian jokes. Ole and Lena’s country is also rich with some wonderful and wise old proverbs.

So, as promised during a beer toast, here is our much-awaited list of the Top Ten Norwegian Proverbs, brought to you by the FM Observer, and by the entire country of Norway. Enjoy!

#10: Do not sell the hide until you have shot the bear.

#9: A small grass tuft can topple a big cart load.

#8: Carve your good words in stone, the bad in snow.

#7: Behind the clouds, the sky is always blue.

#6: No one can help someone who will not help themselves.

#5: There is hope as long as your fishing line is in the water.

#4: Do not report the weather while standing in a garage.

#3: An empty head gets the easiest sleep.

#2: No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

#1: More cooks make a bigger mess.