Quotes: Shaggy Dog Story

CIA Superior: What did we learn, Palmer?
Palmer: I don't know, sir.
CIA Superior: I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.
Palmer: Yes, sir.
CIA Superior: I'm fucked if I know what we did.

Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The End.
Patrick telling the story of The Ugly Barnacle, Spongebob Squarepants

I paused to take a long drink of water. I could feel my small audience leaning toward me. "Then the high king carefully turned the golden screw. Once: Nothing. Twice: Nothing. Then he turned it the third time, and the boy’s ass fell off."

In the annals of stupid, screwed-up, pointless missions that was the stupidest, most pointless of all.
Marco, Animorphs #28: The Experiment