John Ruskin - Trevor Park - Bernard Lietaer - John McCain - Father Ted TV - John D Rockefeller - The Young Ones TV - Karl Marx - Howard Cossell - Nancy Pearcey - Summer Sanders - Eric Cantona - Razzle Dazzle 2007 - Pierre de Coubertin - Hands on a Hard Body 1997 - Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens & Bedlam TV - Trailer Park Boys: Live in Fuckin' Dublin 2014 - Mandy TV - Carry on Girls 1973 - The World of Miss World TV - They Shoot Horses Don't They 1969 -
2,010. Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death. (Life’s Like That & Government & Cooperation & Anarchy & Competition & Death) John Ruskin, Unto this Last 1862
6,125. I am not interested merely in a better organised society; I am not interested merely in working capitalism more efficiently than the capitalists themselves. I am interested in a society which is based upon co-operation and not upon competition. (Society & Capitalism & Cooperation & Competition) Trevor Park, address Labour Party Conference 1958
75,172. Greed and Competition are not the result of immutable human temperament ... Greed and fear of scarcity are in fact being created and amplified ... The direct consequence is that we have to fight with each other in order to survive. (Greed & Competition) Bernard Lietaer, founder of EU currency system
6,898. We need to shake up failed school bureaucracies with competition. (Education & School & Competition) John McCain, presidential hustings
13,139. The first all-priests’ Stars in Their Eyes look-alike competition I thought I had a chance of winning. (Comedy & Catholic & Priest & Island & Competition) Father Ted s1e4: Competition Time, Channel 4 1995
13,157. And that’s what this is – a giving things up competition. (Comedy & Catholic & Priest & Island & Competition) Father Ted 2e8: Cigarettes & Alcohol & Rollerblading, Ted
13,170. King of the Sheep ’98. (Comedy & Catholic & Priest & Island & Sheep & Competition) Father Ted s3e2: Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep
67,961. Competition is sin. (Competition & Rockefeller) John D Rockefeller
67,962. Well. I’ve finished the new car competition. I’m going to win a Ford Tippex any minute. It’s quite easy really. All you’ve got to do is match up six pictures of famous noses with six pictures of famous bogies. Thought that would shock you. Well it’s not true. Because then then you’ve got to say in ten words what Cornflakes mean to you. So I’ve put Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes. The Young Ones: Boring, BBC 1982
5,090. The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together. (Trade Unions & Labour & Wages & Marxism & Competition) Karl Marx, ‘Wage, Labour and Capital’
67,963. The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give. Howard Cosell
81,302. Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity. (Monopoly & Competition & Mediocrity) Nancy Pearcey
81,677. It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You’re frequently running everything through your mind. You’re always competing against preconceived ideas. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about. (Motor Racing & Competition) Summer Sanders
86,858. As long as a rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it can only spur everyone on. (Rival & Competition) Eric Cantona
97,849. There are more than 350,000 young dancers and 4,000 dance schools in Australia … Every year they compete in over 700 dance competitions. The most prestigious of these is the Sanosafe Troupe Spectacular. (Dance & Competition) Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance 2007 starring Nick Twiney & Kerry Armstrong & Denise Roberts & Tara Morice & Ben Miller & Jane Hall & Nadine Garner & Toni Lamond & Noeline Brown & Josephine Barwick & Barry Crocker & Damon Gameau & Scott Irwin et al, director Daren Ashton, captions
72,954. The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well. (Fight & Competition & Olympics) Baron Pierre de Coubertin 1863-1937
106,914. It’s a contest they say of stamina but it’s who can maintain their sanity the longest. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) Hands on a Hard Body, 1997
106,915. These people stand beside the truck with their hand on it and the last one to take their hand off wins the truck. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,916. The mosquitoes started biting me. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,917. Mystical kind of experience. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,918. I’m going to be here till I pass out. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,919. I know the Lord was giving her the strength during that time. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,920. He was hearing voices or something. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,921. It’s going to go down to whoever loses their mind. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
127,408. The internet contest we entered, Ricky. Rush’s biggest fan. We won … We’re going to see Rush in Ireland! (Gangs: Canada & Nova Scotia & Trailers & Mockumentaries & Contest) Trailer Park Boys: Live in Fuckin’ Dublin, Netflix 2014
133,213. At its peak the Miss World contest had a global audience of 100 million. In 1970 London played host to the contest. In the same year the Women’s Liberation Movement was born in the UK. But sexism wasn’t the only thing on the agenda. It was one night that sparked a revolution. (Model & Beauty & Competition) Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens & Bedlam, BBC 2020
133,214. ‘Always the thing at the back of your mind that a lot of people didn’t like it. I was aware of that. The contest was being left behind by the world.’ (Model & Beauty & Competition) ibid. Michael Aspel
133,215. ‘Post-imperial European-centric view of the world.’ (Model & Beauty & Competition) ibid. Peter Hain
133,216. Miss World Bomb Sabotage Bid: Miss World Bomb Sabotage Bid. (Model & Beauty & Competition) ibid. Evening Standard 20.11.1970
135,758. Lola: What are you reading?
Mandy: The Guinness Book of Records. (Read & Work & Working Class & Job & Endurance & Competition & Ambition & Country & Western) Mandy II: Mandy Bloody Blower, at the nailbar
135,759. These people are gods: they’ve done something with their lives … I’m not a record breaker. But I am a line-dancer though. I’m going to win the local line-dancing endurance competition. Practising? I’ve done twenty-two hours straight through. I’ve got a secret … [inaudible] … nappies … (Work & Working Class & Job & Endurance & Competition & Ambition & Country & Western) ibid.
135,760. Mandy: I heard you’d gone to the Peak District to start a new life. I heard you’d got a hot-tub.
Susan Blower: I did. But it’s all gone to shit … It’s all gone. I want to make it up to you. (Work & Working Class & Job & Competition & Endurance & Ambition & Country & Western) ibid.
135,761. Lola: Step 1: Gaze into the eyes of the voodoo head. Step 2: Name your foe. Step 3: Tell the head what you want – and you must be specific.
Mandy: I want to be the last one standing at the local line-dancing endurance competition. (Work & Working Class & Job & Endurance & Ambition & Competition & Voodoo & Country & Western) ibid. Lola buys head over the internet
135,762. Announcer: The prize will go to the lady line-dancer standing. And remember, you must keep your thumbs in your belt-loops at all times. Otherwise you are DISQUALIFIED! OK, good luck everyone. Positions please. And here we go. (Work & Working Class & Job & Competition & Endurance & Ambition & Country & Western) ibid.
135,763. … [20 seconds into competition Mandy staggers] … Lola! Water! (Work & Working Class & Job & Competition & Endurance & Ambition & Country & Western) ibid.
135,764. Loo roll! Loo roll! (Work & Working Class & Job & Competition & Endurance & Ambition & Country & Western) ibid. Mandy et Susan remain
135,765. Announcer: Susan Blower wins the award. God rest her soul. (Work & Working Class & Job & Competition & Endurance & Ambition & Country & Western & Voodoo) ibid. Susan crushed by giant glitterball with voodoo-head mistakenly brought into competition hall and onlooking from table