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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Acme 01 Feb 11 - 08:50 PM
Little Hawk 01 Feb 11 - 11:07 PM
Amos 02 Feb 11 - 09:57 AM
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Little Hawk 02 Feb 11 - 01:35 PM
Amos 02 Feb 11 - 01:52 PM
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Little Hawk 02 Feb 11 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 08:50 PM

I finally chipped my back door loose of the slide frame and got it open in time to feed the dogs this evening. The freezing rain glued it shut, might again because it won't be above freezing for a couple of more days. So the 2 steps that I set up using patio bricks next to the bedroom window will stay for the rest of the week so the dogs can get into the house.

Speaking of which, they're in here and they've been awfully quiet. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 11:07 PM

They must be rather worried about the weather, Stilly.

***

Amos, I cannot help but mention that you yourself have conjured up a fleabitten drooling simian in a short dress and spiked heels to walk around not being thee. Namely, Chinga. ;-) Fie, sir! Fie! This is a case of the pot calling the skillet greasy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 09:57 AM

LOL! Well, guilty, but I did it under provocation, to prick your balloon, not because I needed her company!! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 09:59 AM

Since mah baby lef' me
I argybargy all over hell
Down at the end of lonely street
At
The Hotel California er someplace like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 01:35 PM

And now I have to gaze sorrowfully at my poor balloon, Amos, a little shriveled bit of brightly colored rubber lying wretchedly on the floor, cast away and useless, deprived of its former glory, nevermore to float grandly about the room and bounce gently off the objects it encounters!

Meditate upon the evil you have done, sir, and repent!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 01:52 PM

HEy, at least I am reassured that my shiny pricker still works as it should.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 03:39 PM

I do not think, Amos old chap, that I would like to be you when Chongo comes looking for the man who stuck it in Little Hawk. His balloon, I mean. Pricked it. Or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 03:47 PM

By the way, Pat's home from the hospital now. Everything's looking good -- PM or email me for more detailed information. It appears that they got out all the bad stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 05:11 PM

Excellent! When should I send the Dachshund?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 07:04 PM

Anytime you want, but make it a house-broken puppy. Come to think of it, you can drop it off as long as you personally are also house-broken.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 07:07 PM

Well, that depends on definitions--I mean he has the alter-ego who is a chimp, and another who is a hamster. Sp it's all a matter of timing as to who is in charge when nature calls...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 11 - 11:12 PM

Hamster. Yum...the other other white meat.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 02:09 AM

I look forward to news and photos of the dachshund arrival. MOM wants to know if you polish the tops of your shoes by sliding your feet under the pooch's belly? Seems an economical way to pet the dog and keep your shoes looking good at the same time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 10:29 AM

Only if it's a long-hair. Regular-hair dachshunds are only good as cleaning rags.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 01:43 PM

Scientists are really slowed down by their need to pretend they don't already know stuff. For example, these guys probably know all about Chongo and aren't allowed to admit it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 02:55 PM

Regular-hair Dachshunds (shorthaired or "smooth") are also useful as doorstops, bookends, and industrial strength paperweights, Rap. They make good ballast, in other words. You can use them, for instance, to tether a hot air balloon, providing it isn't a really large one.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 04:04 PM

And they taste pretty with a decent barbecue sauce, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 05:57 PM

I draw the line at eating dogs. The stuff they eat when they're out in the yard doesn't bode well for gourmet applications. And marinade doesn't help.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 06:14 PM

So...do you eat pork?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 06:37 PM

Breaded dog fried in canola oil don't even come close to pork loin. Ask yer dog.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:03 PM

A nice article here, although short on recipes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:52 PM

Dachshunds fit nicely on a toasted buns and are often enjoyed with mustard and catsup--which makes the cats feel smug as hell, you bet!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 09:00 PM

I wouldn't feel TOO smug if I were a cat, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 11:04 PM

For an exciting and fun-filled evening, read a few jolly articles on Nottingham histological grades as they apply to invasive tubular adenocarcinoma of the breast. Follow up these oh-so-appealing articles with a few on blue-stained, Technetium-tagged sentinel nodes and I guarantee you a evening of fascinating reading indeed1!














1. Assuming you can stay awake.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 12:05 AM

I'm working on my own fascinating reading material: 1040 and all of it's schedules.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 01:07 AM

I don't think I want to know where you find these links, Rapp. Cheers to Pat.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 09:13 AM

I don't want to eat dogs or cats or bunnies or squirrels or anything like that. A salad sounds really good, though.

My very best to Pat, Rap.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 10:51 AM

Hey, dudes and dudettes. I have a graduate degree in Library and Information Science and 40+ years doin' it. Pat's got a degree in mathematics (minor in physics), a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, a Fifth Year Certificate in Computers in Medical Library (post-grad fellowship at Washington U. in St. Louis), and a JD. Neither of us can stop ourselves from...Looking It Up.

Yes.

We're both infomaniacs. Information junkies, if you will. There is no 12-step program to help us because we'd look up the 12-step program. The ONLY cure is death -- not even ECT or lobotomies will cure this terrible scourge.

Want to know the ballistic rise or fall of a 150-grain .30-30 bullet at 50 yards? +2.6 inches. How about the constants that Planck units normalize to 1? Gravitational constant, G; Reduced Planck constant, ħ; Speed of light in a vacuum, c; Coulomb constant, \textstyle \frac{1}{4 \pi \varepsilon_0} (sometimes ke or k) and Boltzmann's constant, kB (sometimes k). Want to know where to buy cat meat? I've already posted that; the site includes recipes.

YES, YES, YES!! I can't stop myself!! I've fallen into the Pit Of Information, the Whirlpool so aptly described by Buber in his "Dialogue Above The City", and I don't want to get up 'cause it's way cool and interesting in here as long as I don't attempt to structure the whirlpool in any way.

Oh, the places you go!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 11:13 AM

Self-realization is laudable, YE Manne of Bookes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 02:13 PM

It would be "You" or "Thou", not "Ye" or "Thee". The "Y" carried the "th" sound (as in the Greek word "theta") at the time you are writing. The soft "th" or "thorn" was also used.

Never give an infomaniac an opening.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 02:24 PM

They throw the heads away? Seems like a waste to me. Couldn't they at least make head cheese or use it to catch more cats. They say they raise them but wouldn't free range cats that eat all natural be more tastey? If they really do want to appeal to "the high end market" I think they should look into this.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 02:30 PM

"Climate researchers at Bangor University in the United Kingdom recently counted 405 annual growth rings in the shells of a quahog clam.... The animal died when the researchers counted its rings."

And that was surprising?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 03:03 PM

It could have lived another 500 years! I hope they don't go disturbing the bed for even older ones to kill. And I bet they didn't even make clam chowder.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 03:14 PM

I am bound to admit, Little Hawk, that your explication (following) does the best job of explaining how your mind works that I have heretofore seen. Well done.

"LOL!!! Truly the stricken wordsmith doth strive mightily from his bed of pain, weaving noble verse and hurling barb-ed shafts of puissant wit, thereby to fret his case and not forfeit cause in the face of cruel and arbitrary malady.

"But list, Amos! I am in no wise endangered in maintaining mine own identity unsullied midst the vagaries and strange passions of mine own creations such as yon Chimp. No, indeed. Rather is mine own nature thus strengthened and confirmed by way of vivid contrast, as is the light of a clear morning rendered yet more vivid by the obscure darkness that preceded it.

"Thus, my good sir, do I enhance and enlarge my present reality whilst others lose themselves in cleaving too narrowly to their accustomed forms and labels. They who could be all do themselves a disservice in saying, "This I am. Only this and nothing more."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 04:01 PM

Why, thanks, Ebbie. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 06:19 PM

Hi, Ebbie! You still can remember that time at Woodstock? I can't.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 07:53 PM

I like Hawk's explanation too, but I would say there's a BIG difference between a clear morning rising from darkness, and a plug ugly Chimp with a gun. I mean really.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:02 PM

But the contrast, Amos! The contrast!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:49 PM

I don't see any difference OR any contrast. Of course, being an English Literature in college warped my sensibilities to the point that I am unable to distinguish much of anything from something else. I can, however, discuss Shakespeare's plays or Swinburne's poems or Eliot's essays at long, boring length. And I did learn a number of excellent ways to insult people. Of course, I would NEVER EVER use my powers for anything but Good.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 09:49 PM

Out of curiosity, Stilly, how are you doing down there in Superbowel town?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for asking, Rap. We're about to make the transition from a week of effing cold weather (got down to 9o a couple of nights) to the weekend thaw, meaning all will be mud, before another hard freeze midweek next week. The Stupor Bowl folks have been dealing with the horrid weather (including what I would term a combination of avalanch and broken cornice-like activity when some workers at the stadium were pelted with ice and snow sliding off of the stadium roof this afternoon.) Air travel has been at a standstill, driving was impossible, so I suppose a lot of very expensive hotel rooms have been paid for by people who weren't in them just to hold them for when they finally get here. Not a pretty sight.

As for the game on Sunday, I'm going to enjoy a full afternoon of Masterpiece Theater. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 05:16 AM

Flights and driving affected... oh my... that's a lot of money for the economy lost.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 10:49 AM

On a good note, there was a new gourmet hamburger shop that planned for some months to make their grandopening in downtown Fort Worth just in time for the stupor bowl downtown foot traffic. I heard the story on the local news this morning, how they delayed opening a day due to the weather, and on their first day they sold one burger. But there was a guy at the bar the owner got talking to, and it turned out to be the food critic for the Star-Telegram, who sent a photographer down to get photos and they told the story on the front page the next day. The guy has sold out every day since then. A nice beginning for a local entrepreneur.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 03:46 PM

You know, without any trouble


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 03:46 PM

I could so easily snag


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 03:46 PM

39,500. But I'll leave it for someone else.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 04:03 PM

In the Preface to his Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson informed his readers that there was one aspect of his compatriots’ discourse that he was unwilling to engage with. “Of the laborious and mercantile part of the people”, he wrote,

"the diction is in a great measure casual and mutable; many of their terms are formed for some temporary or local convenience, and though current at certain times and places, and in others utterly unknown. This fugitive cant, which is always in state of increase or decay, cannot be regarded as any part of the durable materials of a language, and therefore must be suffered to perish with other things unworthy of preservation."

Yet, as Johnson must have been aware, published works recording this “casual and mutable” English had existed since Thomas Harman added a glossary of canting terms to his Caveat or Warening for Commen Cursetors of 1567 and, indeed, a generation after Johnson dismissed what we would call slang as “unworthy of preservation”, a very different view was being propounded. For Francis Grose, the antiquary and former military man, author of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, published in 1785, it was a matter of regret that “terms of well-known import, at New-market, Exchange-alley, the City, the Parade, Wapping, and Newgate”, and which also “find their way into our political and theatrical compositions”, were not recorded in conventional dictionaries. Indeed Grose (as had Johnson) managed to establish a patriotic slant to his dictionary-making. Referring to a recent dictionary of “satyrical and burlesque French”, he claimed that with “our language being at least as copious as the French, and as capable of the witty equivoque”, his dictionary was fully justified. He pursued this theme further, adding that

"The freedom of thought and speech, arising from, and privileged by our constitution, gives a force and poignancy to the expressions of our common people, not to be found under arbitrary government, where the ebullitions of vulgar wit are checked by the fear of the bastinado, or of a lodging during pleasure in some gaol or castle."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 04:26 PM

Did you notice that my post was 39,502? You know what that means? That means the content of post 39,500 was Raparree saying he would leave 39,500 for someone else rather than snag it himself. Now, as you know, I am a kindly-hearted man, soft of tongue and slow to accuse, preferring to see the bright light in each soul, no matter how deeply buried it may be. So I will leave it to you, Gentle Reader, to determine for yourself what this means about the ordinary personality of yonder Book Master, infoholic extraordinaire and self-deluder par excellence.

I have just cleaned the patio gutters from the winter buildup, scrubbed the patio, gone to Cost Co and bought viands for this evenings entertainment, removed the handle set from my office door that was taken down yesterday and replaced with a beautiful deeply polished hardwood beech hand-made door, and used the handle set to replace the puny brass handle set on the garage door. So I deserve a nap, to be sure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 06:36 PM

I'd say you do. Certainly. Enjoy it while you can.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 07:58 PM

So the new door came! I wish I could go in and out of it. Someday . . .

Eiseley


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