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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

GUEST,MMario 27 Jul 04 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,MMario 27 Jul 04 - 12:00 PM
Little Hawk 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 PM
Amos 27 Jul 04 - 01:55 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 04 - 02:22 PM
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Acme 27 Jul 04 - 11:32 PM
Amos 28 Jul 04 - 12:07 AM
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Little Hawk 28 Jul 04 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,MMario 28 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:49 AM

post of 11:34 am should read zeroes and ones - unless he's talking about trinary.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 12:00 PM

so in trinary
one 1
two 2
three 10
four 11
five 12
six 20
seven 21
eight 22
nine 100
ten 101


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 PM

Look, don't all get excited at once...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:55 PM

My apologies. I misspoke.

Base 2 is the biunary numgbering system, having only two numbers, 0 and 1.

Base 3 would be the trinary system, which would have only 0, 1, and 2.

6 and 7 would be 110 and 111 respectively?

In binary, 6 = 110 and 7 = 111, yes.

There is no popular system called trinary but if there were, the decimal equivalents would be:

Dec Trinary
0 0
1 1
2 2
3 10
4 11
5 12
6 20
7 21


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:22 PM

Can we have a number system based on an imaginary number like the square root of -100? How long would it take to get to post #5000 in such a system? Or would we ever get there? Would we get to #5000 and #-5000 at the same time? Would my hair grow back? I wouldn't have to remarry my ex-wife would I?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:45 PM

I don't see why we can't have a mathematical system based on imaginary numbers, Bee-Dubya-Ell. And you wouldn't have to marry your ex-wife or grow your hair back, either.

Such a system, like a system based on infinity, would certainly touch all the bases.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:04 PM

So much to offer....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:08 PM

WARN A PERSON!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:22 PM

What can I say? Truly magnificent!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:50 PM

Very disappointing, all things considered -- seriously short of the least I would expect from you, Rapaire. How much is LH paying you for this perfidious misconduct?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:20 PM

See? Being seriously short of the least you would expect provides me with a new personal low. A goal to exceed, so to speak.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:46 PM

That is a pretty amazing website. There's stuff on it about Shatner that even I can't be bothered reading. The mind boggles.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:20 PM

About time,. LH!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:27 PM

I boggled LH! I boogled LH!







(That's not some sort of perverted thing, so you just take your dirty mind somewhere else. Oh, wait. Sorry. It's Shatner, after all.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:32 PM

You boogled Little Hawk? Can he get his money back if he didn't like it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 12:07 AM

I don't think LH paid for it, SRS -- come to think of it, I don't think Rapaire paid for the privelege either. Hard to say who's doing what with which and to whom!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:16 AM

Boogle, boogle, boogle!
Kitchy kitchy koo!

hehehe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:26 AM

There's a complete list and description of EVERY movie that Shatner was ever in, with a review of his performance. You can find some pretty obscure (and bad) movies on that list, plus a few good ones. You can also find some rather good reviews of his performances, and some bad ones, depending. Interesting. He actually won the "best actor" award from some private film critiquing organization for a movie in the early 60's which the reviewer says is definitely his finest performance. How about that?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM

I seriously wonder how much he paid them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:31 AM

Oh you heartless cynic.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:38 AM

Okay, Mario. The movie in question is called "The Intruder" (1961) and starred Shatner as the character "Adam Cramer", a bigoted racist.

Here is the description and review:

Shatner delivers his best performance (actually winning a best actor award at an independent film festival) as a political agitator from "The Patrick Henry Society" (a la The John Birch Society) who incites mob violence in a Southern town to prevent integration. He's a racist, rabble-rousing, skirt-chasing bastard in this one, and Shatner plays it to the hilt. Roger Corman's only serious "message" movie and also the only movie that Corman admits lost money for him. Very good performances by the supporting cast.

Real townspeople were used as extras for crowd scenes, but when they discovered the film was pro integration, they nearly lynched Shatner and company, who had to make the rest of the movie in secret and often on the run. This eventually ended up being filmed in three or four small towns.


So. There you have it. In 1961 Bill was fighting the good fight for integration and risking his health by so doing. What were you doing in '61? I think you scoffers owe William Shatner an big apology, that's what I think. So there!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:20 AM

1961? In September I started my third year of high school by having a minor operation on my left foot. This prevented me from having to take PE for the third year straight. The next year, my last, I just didn't go to PE class. Nobody said anything, since I had never gone to one anyway. Besides, I was in the Band and you didn't mess with the guys in the Band -- it was the only regularily scheduled co-ed activity in the all-boys high school I attended. The jocks let us along after a trombonist "accidentally" blew a sour note just as basketballer tossed a free throw -- caused him to miss, which got him in trouble with the coach.

Baller shouldn't have badmouthed the trombonist....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:45 AM

Wait a minute! If he was acting in 1961, when I was in High School, then he must be.............................old. He could be in his middle to late seventies, 'cause I'm no spring chicken myself!

James Tiberius Kirk -- dirty OLD man!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:49 AM

You only THINK you're no spring chicken, Rapaire. Remember the famous words of Lao-Tse:

"Am I Rapaire, dreaming I am a spring chicken?"

"Or am I a spring chicken, dreaming I am Rapaire?"


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 12:04 PM

which of course brings to mind the ancient conundrum "What is the sound of one Rapaire clapping?"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 12:07 PM

Back at Bell Labs we used to say "What is the sound of one Clapper rapping?"

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 01:16 PM

Do not ignore
tapping, tapping at your chamber door


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 01:23 PM

qouth the MOAB Nevermore!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 01:26 PM

...druther have pneumonia than clap...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MOAB
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:04 PM

qouth the MOAB Nevermore!

I beg your pardon, GUEST! I may have said "Nevermore". I may have uttered "Nevermore". I may have even exclaimed "Nevermore". But, quoth "Nevermore"? Nah! MOAB don't do quoth!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:13 PM

so MOAB - you only show up here every other fourth day of the month, or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MOAB
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:33 PM

No, GUEST, I only post here when it's necessary to defend myself from slander. Like when someone says I quoth. Other than that I just let my loyal children take care of things and they seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. Rapaire is rapidly becoming as obtuse, abstruse and indecipherable as Amos. Khandu comes and goes as he sees fit. Tweed doesn't come around as often as he used to, but he's still an idiot and I still love him. My only problem child is Little Hawk and he's not really a bad boy. He just likes to hang around with that Shatner character who, most emphatically, is not one of my children and is a bad influence on poor Little Hawk. Hopefully he'll grow out of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 05:56 PM

See????? SEEE!!!????? I tole ya so, Li'l Hawk!! I TOLE you so!!! Mother doesn't even LIKE that rug-bearing fatso has-been stupid-head Shatner!! So THERE!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 06:28 PM

Hmmm.... Haven't heard from our friends freds lately. Maybe they've been too busy opening stores. CLICK HERE

Hey, if the young lady in the picture is Bubba Bubba in hisherits latest manifestation, she can come visit any time she likes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 07:36 PM

Mom always liked you best.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Angela
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:43 PM

Rapaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw a reference in one of your other threads to Mother's vineyard's scuppernong wine. HOW did you get it??? A bottle of this wine is the only thing my dad has asked me for, for his birthday. I cannot find ANY references to even the Mother's Vineyard. Please help me! If you know where I can find a bottle, or better yet, an entire FLAT! lol! Let me know. I would really love to get this for my dad. I'll try to find my way back to this thread, but if you would, PLEASE mail me at ashesofyou(remove this space)@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 09:33 AM

Dear Mom,

I got my brains from you. I got my genes from you. I got everything I have been, am, and will be from you. If you feel that I have become abtruse, or obtuse, or obfuscate, or those kinds of things, remember that I got it from you.


M is for the many things she taught me
O is for something like "obscure"
A is for the Absolute Nonsense posted
B is for BS, it's always pure.

Put them all together they spell MOAB,
Which hardly rhymes with anything except "Boab,"
A tree not found around here much at all!


That song always brings tears to my eyes and those of my audience.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 09:43 AM

Rapaire - are you sure it isn't the bodrhan, banjo and shaky egg accompianment you use that brings tears to their eyes?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 11:03 AM

The thought that such a song could even see the light of day, figuratively speaking, brings tears to my eyes, too. I keep wanting to write a critique. I am not going to give in to this impulse, however, because I know what woulld happen.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:32 PM

MOAB, I think that was a mis-quoth.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:39 PM

a mis-qouth? Not a Mrs. Qouth? you mean all us MOAB chillun's is illegitimate?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:40 PM

It's written for saxophone, bagpipes, ukelele, glass harmonica and vocalist. (The vocalist doubles on steel drum.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:41 PM

That's MYTH quote. Actually, we're all mythological.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 03:07 PM

Myth Quote, Myth Understanding and Myth Underestimation have all come out and signed up for the Myth America contest...

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 03:11 PM

but Myth-calibration will win - due to an error in judgement


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 10:59 PM

That was 2000, MM -- not this time...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 12:20 AM

"Quoth" is a past tense verb. It means pretty much the same thing as "said". "Said" is the past tense of "say". So what's "quoth" the past tense of? Don't say it's "quote" because the past tense of "quote" is "quoted".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 01:42 AM

I'd been reading a cartoon I copied from Shoe

First panel, Skylar, the young bird, talks to the elder editor bird:

Sky: Wow! We're gonna see the Ravens! I can't believe it!!!

Old bird: Wait here, Sky. I'm supposed to go back stage and interview their lead singer, Nigel Wrath.

Panel two, Old bird:
Excuse me! Nigel? Can I speak with you a second?

(to be continued)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 01:42 AM

Panel three, both Editor and Nigel:
Sure mate, always glad to speak to the press.

Panel four, editor:
During your band's "Nevermore" tour. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 01:43 AM

Panel five, both birds:
Editor: You said The Ravens were more popular than the Beatles.
Nigel: Look. I never said that. . .

Last Panel, both birds:
Nigel: I was mis-quothed.


4200


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