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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 09:53 PM

I really AM alive. I have managed to get to Plimoth, Mass. and tomorrow will be in New Bedford. Then I will be in Providence, RI and will fly back to my little ol' sod shanty in the mountains.

As for BDiBR, Sham would be better off if he were shanghai'ed onto a fishing boat for a long, long sea voyage as bait for crab traps. Or as a deckhand on the tramp freighter. A couple of years of good honest work, coupled with beatings by the others of the crew, various ne'er do wells in places like Tonga and Sydney, and a few keelhaulings would make a man out of him.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 08:40 PM

Can't find the Hranners' anthem by Gino. So here is one of my fav Hranners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr-MAZoW7Og


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 06:09 PM

Well SOB! The inner ring is off the frame at one adjustment screw! Hmmmm... short of the long, the Hran has a buzz that requires retuning as the water treatment dries. I shant bother explaining what it takes to get proper tone from a Hran through an eve of playing. It's an art unto itself. Suffice it to say ye geetar and such players is lucky ye can tune and be done with it fer a set at a time. Ye even got thingywhatsits fer strappin on yer stringed stuff an changin the works in a heartbeat. Lazy bastards!

Yer just bangin on a drum? Not fookin likely. Example.

Yes, it is eve and ale. I may even post more Hran tunes. I know well over several hundred. I studied Hran for years. Oh! Yeah! I must seek out the famous Irish Hranner Gino Lupari! That lad is a machine pistol that actually plays fast Rhan fashionably!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 02:05 PM

Tunable Hran... the one on the right of my altar. Five screws to adjust an inner ring for tone. Ciapan = tipper... the wooden stick used to beat the Hran.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 11:50 AM

tunable? ciapan?

MOM, you were drooping. These boys off on their travels aren't checking in very often. I hope they at least send you post cards.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 07:17 PM

I am still atwitter and agog because of the visit of A and G and now, ablush. Glowing praise indeed and it comes from someone I admire and respect and I am blessed to call a friend.

Amos (and Gabe)... I waxed up the tunable after reading your post above. Yeah, it sounded like shit when you were here and Gabe said play THAT one (the non-tunable) so fast it made me laff. So, I was lucky my baby was okay, even tho I only beat it for a very short time and it was a poor beating (years of no practice can ensure that). I hadn't waxed the tunable for over five years. I showed you the problem, A. But, I waxed the tunable and ta hell with the problem. Dropped me ciapan at least 6 times this afternoon in less than 20 minutes. Had ta crawl under me desk once ta get the sucker. Your visit and your praise mean I HAVE to try. Resurgo! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 12:53 PM

Sounds like a lovely time being spent in the diagonal opposite part of the continent from where you usually write about water (from the POV of a small kayak). MOM says to watch out for sunburn.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 12:14 PM

I share all of Gnuzer's delight--it was a rich and varied treasure to sit by and listen to his grand tales, peppered with a few hard-earned Newfie expressions like "mark THAT, me son!" and "Oh, lord Jaysus Christ!". He's much better in all ways than he gives himself credit for--it's that Canadian politesse. Gabe and I had a long talk on the way up into Nova Scotia about what a fine lad is Mister Gnu. And he has a fine baritone voice, as well, a pleasure to hear him sing and 'hran it up a bit.

Just now we are tied up in the yacht basin at Charlottwetown, Prince Edward island, Canada, waiting out a bit of a snotty blow from the nor;west. We ran down here from the interesting tiny thing called Pequot Island which has a very small harbor and a lot of dirt roads with red-haired rabbits loping hither and yon among them. The run down to PEI was languid--we had a few hours wind, and then had to motor for a few hours. But over the night it turned very choppy and we are tyoo lazy to face forty-knot winds if we don't have to.

We had come up to Pequot Island from Ballantyne's Cove on the side of Cape George which is near where Gabe's summer cabin is. It's a small cabin built high on a bluff looking out over the Northumberland Strait (between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward). High enough so you can see eagles cruising down toward the water. But no 110V electircity or plumbing to speak of. The run down from Cape George was a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but the 24-foot Flicka is a very seaworthy boat and cousin Gabe is a master mariner, so we rode down with no worries. (Note--he's my cousin, not my bruvver, althoough I love him like a bruvver).

I don't know when I will next get an internet connection but I will send Mom a postcard and tell you more when i can.

A
First Vowel At Sea


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 06:13 AM

My pleasure to share such treasure, Ma'am.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 03:26 AM

That is so funny!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 07:51 PM

"detour"??? That would have taken at least a week. Longer if the flies were tick eh?

Nudder snippet....... I made a point of showing A and G the empty headed Bee Mop and saying, "I wore the fucker out!" I told them to keep their shoes on. G did not! He preferred to go BAREfoot! In MY house! I haven't heard from them. I hope Gabe is okay.

Now, I gotta tell ya! Them Yanks is good, pOlite lads. I laid out the fine towels and such. They both showered (Gabe ain't got no electrickery er such up along so's it'll be a while before the next) and I'll be damned iffin they both didn't use the same towel! Now, THAT there is conservation!

I gotta tell yas this before A does. They bunked, like I said, and I was wired... stoked!!!... I went into my office and posted here. I also wanted to share on FB. I opened Hoochie Coochie Man on YT and shared. Next thing... A pushed open the office door. He was not amused. My speakers are on the floor right above the downstairs bedroom! He said that he just woke up listening to himself. I was completely aghast! and VERY embarrssed! And a tad tipsy (read rather inebriated). Sorry A.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 12:29 PM

I suppose if Rap drove up there to visit he might have made a detour to harass visit Shane and all, thus causing you undo trouble to bail him out and transport him back across the border.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 06:31 PM

Looks like he's playing the Martin.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 02:44 PM

A.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 02:35 PM

Read the intro fisrt. Amos' cousin Gabe is a cool dude.

Check out SERAC 8: ACIES, Gabe had a real cool story about this work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 01:15 PM

Chongo has similar concerns. He's been quite wary about allowing the press into his work space.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 11:43 AM

I was thinking of taking pics before I bagan the cleanup (a WEEK before the visit) just to have proof but I and perhaps post them on the fridge as motivation but I wouldn't want them in the tabloids.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 11:11 AM

I don't even want to THINK about that...but I'll bet it's still better than Shane's place. (when he's not in jail, I mean)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 05:34 AM

SRS... Mudcat was brought up in conversation when Gabe asked how Amos and I became aquainted. Amos explained it to Gabe. As well, the MOAB was briefly explained and names dropped with short comments like, "Yeah, she's cool!" and "That guy is a hoot!" Olddude was discussed because I had to show off the watch and Pat's jersey he gave me.

Rap did ask for directions and travel time. I pretty much told him it would be a waste of his time to travel 6+ hours just to visit me, among other considerations. Amos was travelling on a highway that passes within a few km of me AND it was a convenient place to crash that fit perfectly into his journey. It was a win-win. PLUS, imagine how much work would have been involved in cleaning this dump up to female standards!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 11:52 PM

What you are really wanted for, dipwad, is bad-mouthin' ME! You are messin' with a legend, eh? I am a legend in Canada and you been sayin' bad stuff about me for like, years, and you will PAY!!!

- Shane


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 09:36 PM

No. Rapparee is now wanted in Canada for escaping from jail, hitting a cop with a cod piece, defaming maple syrup, bad mouthing Don's cherry, not giving a puck about hockey, confusing Moosehead and Labatt's, and has been framed by the RCMP for molesting an underage beaver.

There is a faint chance that I might perhaps meet up with Kendall and Jacqui, maybe.

Tomorrow we will be in Rockland, ME and can get our laundry done. this will throw Yukon King off the scent and Sergeant Preston will be busted to Corporal Preston.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 07:44 PM

This is mighty fishy! Are Rap and Amos going to meet at some point back in the Maritimes or in Maine?

gnu, MOM wants to know if you guys talked about us when we weren't there? And is Rapparee going to visit you also?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 04:34 PM

Escaped from Canada!! Hahahahaha! The RCMP couldn't hold me in their jails! Back in the USA, under the protection of good ol' Uncle Sammy! The Canadian jail wasn't built that could hold me! Sham, of course, couldn't find his way out of a wet paper bag with a mission statement, a compsass, a flashlight, and directions.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 03:48 PM

I hope you don't serve that tea to women who visit.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 03:27 PM

Amos came a knockin again after I posted. Couldn't find his hat. I searched upstairs and he downstairs. No hat. I figure he packed in his kit before he left and will find it soon enough... or it's in the car... on accounta I did a thorough search of everywhere he was. I even got under the cellar steps to see if it was there.

He told me to mail it to him if I did find it. Hahahaha! Not fuckin likely! He'll have to come back for it. And I'll make him entertain again before he gets it.

Yes... I am still atwitter AND agog.

They forgot 4 beers. Busch. Oh, I spotted them and thought I should say, "Don't ferget yer beers." Hahahahaa! Not fuckin likely! It's not bad. I'd say it's clear and bright as mountain air. Better, actually on accounta it's free.

Amos now has hair on his chest. I didn't see it, of course, nor would I want to. He said my Kent County tea would "put hair on your chest". Yup. I gotta wear a large size t-shirt from drinkin it.

Gee whiz... so many thought are whizzing thru my mind. A pisser of an eve and this AM was filled with laffs too.

Thank you, Amos and Gabe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 09:32 AM

It's a damn shame that Amos could not have made it over to the Blind River area to meet Shane and Don, then down to Orillia to hang out with me and the other players here. Shane could have taken him to see Seldom Seen Road, for gosh sakes! Hardly anyone has ever seen it, but it's still there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 07:09 AM

Not anymore. Nor am I any longer in Stt. Andrews, NB. I'm in Eastport, ME.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 06:53 AM

Eight hours ago, I wrote at FB...

WELL! THAT WAS FUN! I have seen and heard Amos on You Tube and thought he was great. Listening to him in my living room actually was "studio quality" stuff. As if I was there while he was recording. Wonerful geetar and rich voice.... RICH voice. The lads have sacked out. I am wired... still all atwitter and agog as I don't get much company unless someone like Amos insists (long story). I even was given permission to touch his geetar! All I did was check out the action from end to end with thumb and forefinger.... sweeeet! I even got a few pics! His bro is an amazing artisan and a cool dude. We had a lot of laughs. Amos actually got me to play a wee bit of Hran and.... sing with him. I haven't done either in years and I kinda think the little I could do was appreciated. Then again, ya know them Yanks eh, chante ma pomme la, eh? Damn! I ain't gonna get to sleep for a while yet.
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I just had big goodbye hugs with Amos and Gabe. What a HOOT! What a night. Many laughs. Many stories. And You Tube vids of Amos pale in comparison to having a front row seat 8' from the stage in a living room. The richness of the voice will echo in my head for a long time... he even sounded good with the shower on and the door closed this AM. (EJ... you'll have to email him. He is at Tim's gettin coffee and then on his way... he had to return from the car which had to be moved at 6AM due to street construction to ask for directions to the highway... heheheee!) Oh what a night!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 09:05 PM

You're all a-Twitter? You met Amos on Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 05:22 PM

Bahston is whatevah and a quahhhtah owahs from Bah Habbha. What I wanna know is where Rap is. Amos will be here within the hour.

I am all atwitter. And fookin wore out... 6AM to 2PM cleaning this dump up! My back has precluded keeping the mess down since February. Mum's house? Spotlees. My house... big fookin spot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 07:52 AM

How fah is Bah Habbah from Baaston?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 08:53 PM

Yer in Bah Habbah?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 05:48 PM

I realize it is 12 hours before MOM would drop off the bottom but on the screen she is third from the edge right now. Time to give her a boost back up.

I'm tearing up the inside of the closet to get just the right amount of space for some of the shelves I'm putting up. I'll go back to my bent nails and sawdust now.

You're welcome!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 17 Aug 13 - 05:07 AM

Yer in Bah Habbah?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 09:31 PM

And this, post number 48700, is being posted at Bah Hahbah, Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 09:24 PM

Grovel, wretch, grovel.

You don't have any IDEA what goes on in libraries all the time. Did you know, that according to a survey taken by very respected librarian, more librarians have had sexual encounters in elevators than any other segment of the US population? 'Tis true. Some speculate that this is the case because librarians can't afford a hotel room during conferences. Others say...well, us your imagination.

But librarians know how to keep their secrets and only talk about Certain Subjects with the Elect, not the Great Unwashed Masses.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 07:32 PM

Bask, A... bask.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 05:53 PM

Bosque is forest in Spanish. Wonder if that is a corruption in Maine-ese?

Library reorganization without resolving some former job and pay issues is a bitter pill for a lot of people, me included. Instead of paying a fair salary by writing the former job classification to actually fit the work some of us were doing, management thinks they can hit a reset button and wherever you end up is what you're paid for, and the adjusted salary they should have been paying you is gone. Forgotten. Pisses me off.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 05:24 PM

"bosky"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 11:29 AM

I am nestled in the bosky dells along the banks of the placid summer Penobscot Bay, watching the sun color the water gold and listening to gulls and tree winds. Ity is most benign. I have been revisiting old haunts in the Boothbay Habah region which has had an odd effect on my mind, confusing the present differences with the ancient similarities that never change on the granite coast. Delightful reveries. Beasutiful summer weather.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 10:33 AM

Why is it so stressful?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 09:33 PM

I bet a lot of people don't know how stressful library work can be. They're dropping like flies at my library, heading out for other jobs as fast as they can.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 05:43 PM

You take offense, Rap, at me saying librarians are boring in light hearted banter and certainly in jest? Why, all and sundry know what goes on in libraries after the doors are barred and the shades drawn. Decorum and shushes cease and bebauchery and mayhem begin. When confronted with choosing between being at "happy after hours" at a library or a morgue, I would always choose the library.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 05:28 PM

Tongue lashing? That was a punishment reserved for only the most egregious and anti-social wretches in ancient Ireland. Many of Shane's forbears, the notorious McBrides of Dangle, suffered public tongue lashings, for example. Others suffered execution. They eventually fled Ireland after having enraged almost everyone and sought refuge and a new start in North America. The seed was thus planted on our shores that has since flowered in none other than Shane McBride and his brother Don who reside in Blind River, Ontario. It is they who must carry the McBride legacy on to great new heights in the 21st Century.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 05:16 PM

You, YOU of all people, are badmouthing librarians? gnu, you have been warned! This is your first offense and will get you only a tongue lashing. Now stick out your tongue and I'll nail it to this stump so I can lash it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 04:26 PM

Soooo.... the reason I absolutely love most of LC's tunes and dislike many is because I am just a big prick?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 04:17 PM

And a keen appreciation of subtlety...which is one of the reasons why most women really like Leonard Cohen's music.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 10:31 AM

And they usually have a lot of niceshoes as well...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 10:04 AM

Women have a simply vast amount of niceties. I have known this instinctively since I was old enough to walk, and it's one among several reasons that I hold women in such high esteem.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Aug 13 - 11:29 PM

That was a very general use of the word. Anatomically I think only women have "niceties."


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