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QOTW 2013: Week 23: Why stop now? You made it this far.

Winston Churchill famously said, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

I have to ask.

What does perseverance mean to you?

On Saturday night my wife and I spent a quiet night at home. We made dinner together, had a couple glasses of wine, got caught up on the week’s events and settled into our evening. We had planned to watch a couple of movies. By the way, I like to say films but I know that can seem pretentious so I will stick with movies. I am, after all, a movies kind of guy.

The first was Silver Linings Playbook. Yes, finally.

Nothing short of brilliant. I can’t say enough about the fantastic acting in that film…er, movie. Simply beautiful. We were feeling a little fired up by that experience so we decided to venture down an entirely different path and watch a second movie. Shocker! I know!

Blinking twice we followed The Bitter Buddha down the rabbit hole.

So, I truly feel like I just crawled out from under a rock. Eddie Pepitone is a guy I have never experienced before in my life. How could this guy been in the comedy world for 30 plus years and lived in such obscurity for most of it.

I was blown away. Eddie is a funny, funny man. Angry, inappropriate, nowhere near politically correct and generally an arsehole (a lovable arsehole, if there’s such a thing). You can’t help but like this guy. He has plied his trade for 30 friggin’ years and has never really gotten a break.

Until now.

He now appears to be the darling of the comedy world……at least with his peers……‘nuf said.

Eddie can teach us all a little about perseverance.

Have you have ever thought of giving up on something because it’s hard?

Give your head a shake.

Go visit Eddie.



That brings us to today’s quote.

How can I not honour the guy who made my Saturday night? Believe me, we have never laughed so hard. THE TRUTH is so god-damn funny, right? If you have never experienced Eddie Pepitone then this quote might be lost on you. Well, no, actually. It won’t be.

If that doesn’t brighten your day then maybe this will.











Have a great Monday and an awesome week.

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About this Author: Ralph Dopping (199 Posts)

A quirky sense-o-humour coupled with an indelible sense of stylish sarcasm makes it difficult to take the world too seriously doesn't it? My faves: fun, passion and hard work. I work here everyday:

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen

Hi Ralph,


Eddie Pepitone is the man. As a fan of comic podcasts, esp. WTF, I've heard him interviewed on more than one occasion. In fact comedians are pretty amazing when it comes to being resilient. Tough, tough world they inhabit.


Great quotes Ralph. I must be living under a rock too because I have never met Eddie!

A funny thing happened while I was on your site! My developer of my TCP site needed access to the support forum of a plugin we were having problems with and I couldn't give him my credentials without compromising my agreement so I offered to use TeamViewer. Well he was on my screen and I had your tab up there and after clicking all around the forum he clicked on your tab by mistake. I think it's fitting that the message he got was your blog title, "Why stop now? You made it this far!" with a picture of a devil.

So you see you gave me a laugh you didn't intend to today!



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Hey @Craig McBreen you couldn't be more right. The more I got into that doc the more I realized how challenging it must be for guys like him. Can you say he loves his craft?

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OMG @Lori I didn't respond to you yet. Bad, bad little blogger. You know, your comment makes my day because I am going for the laughs. Much appreciated. Cheers.