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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 31 Jan 13 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 01:29 PM

I, too, was born into the coal-scuttle age, and hauled cold clinkers in grocery bags out onto a frozen driveway. We changed to oil-heat and electric kitchen in the 50's, which was probably for the best as far as my lumbago is concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 08:39 PM

Many's the time in my youth I hauled ashes. We had a coal-fired furnace, first lumps and then a stoker, and I'd shake my ashes and haul them out. Yes, I even scattered them in the driveway during the winter to prevent slipping on the ice.

So I'm an experienced ash hauler and scatterer. Feel free to call for my services anytime -- special cut-rate prices for MOABites.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM

Well, you are young, and full of childish hopes and foolishness yet. When you mature you will not be so hasty to offer to deal with your friends' ashes. Although when I was much younger, my friends helped get my ashes hauled, but that is best forgotten about now.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 04:57 PM

Okay, Amos -- I'll help with the scattering, since I plan to be around a lot longer than that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 04:09 PM

I did NOT mean we should hurry UP and do it, just that it's as good a thing to do with one's cremated remains as any! Jeeze!! Mine will probably be cast on the bosom of the rolling Pacific a few miles from where I am sitting, but hopefully a good twenty-five years from now.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 12:03 PM

It's a horrifying notion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 10:17 AM

You guys can commingle your ashes but I'm not in a hurry to join in that garden party.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 08:17 AM

Jeremy Bentham also thought that corpses should be stuffed and used as light poles, hat racks, and other useful objects. Chong' would make a good hatrack if s/he were taller and didn't attract fleas.

Druther do that, Amos, than my first idea: have portions of my ashes mailed to various random people around the world with a note about how much I treasured their friendship and wanted them to have something to remember it by. Kinda like a Joe Hill, but to strangers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 01:28 AM

I am of the opinion that, like certain cultures in the Japanese Islands, the people of MOAB should all have their ashes mingled in a common urn. We could start a garden.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 10:43 PM

Have you heard, Rap? Chongo wants to be stuffed and put on exhibit in a glass case after he dies, like that Utilitarian Philosophy guy, whatever the heck his name was....(?)

He figures it would serve as an inspiration to future generations.

Maybe they could even supply his stuffed body with power so he could beat cymbals and screech every hour on the hour like the "Jolly Chimp" toy does.

It would become a place of national pilgrimage...sort of like the Lincoln Memorial. Great idea, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 09:26 PM

This is good exorcise.

Well, we have a remodeled bathroom. A new tub and surround, new sink, new toilet, new flooring, new lighting, and a (non-loadbearing) wall was cut in half to permit light to flood the toilet area. The room was repainted in a very light gray-blue and white and a mirroed medicine cabinet was attached to wall by the door, reflecting more light back into the room. The back of the door was painted white. All paints were gloss or semi-gloss exterior because of the high moisture content of a bathroom. The ceiling fan was refurbished and reinstalled. It really, really looks nice. Now we'll have to remodel the rest of the joint so that it looks as good as the bathroom.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 08:07 PM

Here's another one! Exorcise it!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 12:46 PM

What jobs? I have one that pays and one that doesn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 11:15 AM

She's right there, Joanie on the spot.

SRS: Wonder Woman.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 08:27 AM

Stilly? Couple jobs for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 12:44 AM

Well, that, like its namesake, is a constant in the gyrations of the universe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 12:30 AM

We don't want your sunny pictures, Amos, it is your sunny disposition that we long for. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 10:27 PM

I am partial to black coffee, myself, but I won't decline a nice cup of black tea one in a while.

I dunno what the problem is with you guys and winter. Your cameras are all broken and make everything look white. You should get iPhones, like I have, and all your pictures will look sunny like mine!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 10:07 PM

Red 0Rose tea? Their slogan is "Only in Canada."

That's a good idea. It's horrid tea.

King Cole Orange Pekoe for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 09:36 PM

No maple syrup? I hear they found the huge haul that was stolen a while back.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 10:13 AM

Poor suffering Amos! It may be time to send him a care package from Canada to get him through the terrible cold snap: 1 teabag, Red Rose tea.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 08:33 AM

All together now:

AWWWWW, POOR OLD AMOS!!!

Let's repeat that until he either goes mad or sane, whichever comes first.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:50 PM

Yeah, the winter is bitter, man, I tell ya. We had drizzly rain al over the County Friday and Saturday and today it was drizzly for part of the day and even the sunlight only pushed us up to 65 degrees F. I've been wearing a sweater all weekend. This really sucks.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 08:44 PM

How many Hail Chongos would be required?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 07:43 PM

Nothin ain't gonna clear the air here until Wednesday... 8C and rain (from -40WC a couple of days ago) and I'll be able to open the windows. Until then the beef and cabbage stew will... nevermind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 04:55 PM

Yee never heard of Radbod The Radical? Or, as the kids call him today, "Rad Rad".

Say ten Hail Garys and REPENT!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 04:48 PM

A few books? Ya wanna come by my place and put books away?

Stilly, we -- well, Pat -- are discovering a lot of different deductions: clothes (some unworn and still wrapped), medical, and others. And the poor twirp who she talked to about "closing" the apartment the other day may never find whatever gonads he had before she came in. I'm finding a lot of holy cards: intercessions to St. Jude, St. Anthony, and saints no one ever heard of, like St. Radbod.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 03:42 PM

When's the last time MOM vacuumed around here? I was in putting a few books away and it feels like a dust storm blew through the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 01:13 PM

"I think I'll use water guns -- supersoakers, real assault stuff -- so nobody gets hurt but just wet."

You ain't usin the right shot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:21 AM

Rap, a tip if you're still sorting and tossing and donating and such at your MIL's home: donations are a huge benefit to the estate when you get around to the complications of doing the income tax for the dearly departed. My father had literally dozens of walking and running shoes and lots of good-condition clothes. I counted and boxed (in U-Haul medium sized boxes) and had the St. Vincent De Paul folks pick them up. Giving each pair a flat value and doing the math resulted in enough donation to different places (don't donate more than $5000 to any one place or you need an appraisal) saved our bacon as far as paying tax. He'd had a CD mature and pay into his bank account that year and it would have bitten us hard. By donating the clothes to people who can really use them we benefited ourselves also.

Back to the regular folderol.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 09:57 AM

Sounds like you were already knee-deep, Bookemanne!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 06:07 AM

That's what I'll do! I'll bury my guns with various dead people and then when the storm-booted jacktroopers come to take them they can rip my guns from cold, dead hands and not mine! Heck, maybe I'll even use other people's guns! I don't think it'll matter as long as there's guns and cold, dead hands. I think I'll use water guns -- supersoakers, real assault stuff -- so nobody gets hurt but just wet. Maybe I can get people who aren't dead but have cold hands hold the guns -- maybe just cold hands would be enough for the supersoakers to get ripped from.

Yeah!

"You'll get my water guns when you rip them from his or her cold hands!"

That sounds about right. Now on to dealing with more hysteria and irrational thinking.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 10:05 PM

IF you get a chance to see a play called "Clybourne Park:", I recommend it highly. A real bitchslap of a play.

If you get a chance to see a movie called "Happy" I highly recommend it. Also. A booster shot.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 09:15 PM

Thank you. I hope that the play wins the Golden Globes award. The PBJ movement has long intrigued me and it's about time someone wrote something about it and its founder, Dandy Rose Eddy. Burying his prose with his dead wife and then digging her up and ripping it from her cold, dead hands has always struck me as sort of NRA-ish, but as they say, "aye chicken aye son gout."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 03:19 PM

SRS... To paraphrase, "No mind lackies with no conscience will think twice before they send young women to die for the greed of their string pullers."

Good luck with that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 02:11 PM

It is a tough job - the MOAB presents its own set of problems when touching posts. Any time you delete a post it wants to load the entire thread, so the trick is to wait a little while then close that browser window and reopen the MOAB the usual way and look to see if the pests are gone.

I think women in combat will make the powers that be think all the harder about starting wars and sending anyone into combat. I hope it will.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 12:09 PM

Stilly for Queen of the MOAB!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 09:44 AM

What I feared when I was in the Infantry has come to pass and is exemplified by SRS: women are now permitted in combat roles.

I greatly feared that, for as an Infantryman I knew that women would view the job as similar to cleaning the toilet: a dirty job, but it has to be done so let's get on with it.

I feared that when they bayoneted you they'd shove the blade in and twist it before yanking it out. Not that they would bayonet the wounded, but that they'd bayonet the survivors.


Go Stilly! Skewer them bastards!!! Git 'em!!! Cut and thrust so they never bother us again!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 01:00 AM

Two little peckerhead spammers thought they could come post their spam shit in MOAB. Ha! I pulled out my rapier sharp delete key and let them have it. Right between the ribs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 09:15 PM

Another day of fun has drawn to a close, as the sun sank silently and slowly in the western sky. Too bad that it was snowing and I couldn't see it. Well, Monday I fly back and see if the house is still standing, the bathroom remodeling is done, and if there are any bills waiting to be paid. Pat, on the other hand, will be at a Winter Quilt Retreat in Indiana.

The *Important Papaers* part is what Pat's working on now. Lots of things are coming out that before were Unknown, like the baby girl who was stillborn in 1947 in Louisiana. Many things have disappeared, things that might have made the marriage appear to be less than the Perfect Catholic Marriage, where the rosary was said each night before bed. History was rewritten the longer my Mother In Law lived, and her very brothers say that the longer she lived the poorer their family was. By the times she died I'm pretty sure they were scrounging rotten cabbage leaves and stinking turnips from the garbage can behind the grocery store for their morning gruel, which was eaten with moldy bread filched from the gutters, crushed beneath the wheels of the garbage trucks, but they prayed over every morsel as a Good Catholic Family should. Whatever tooted her horn, ya know, and while my own family wasn't rich during the Depression, they didn't starve although there were hungry times.

It's late and I'm going to bed very soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 07:34 PM

No problem -- the finances are set up in a revocable trust with Pat as the Trustee. When the trust is closed she'll send certain people "shares" but if you bitch the will and trust say you get nothing, nada, zip, zilch...legal in Maryland.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 04:26 PM

"Guns and Rosaries -- what a great name for a rock group!"

Nope... gotta be country roup... Country Rock seems to be all the rage.

DAMN my dead speakers. Now I got a hankerin fer Hank!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 12:38 PM

Settling an estate is quite difficult enough without adding in all the arbitraries and foofaraws and furbelows of a life-long connection to the Catholic hierarchical machine. Just imagine how much clearer things would be without all that deliberate obfuscation thrown in!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 12:25 PM

My great aunt Josephine had the same rosaries you're talking about - sent as a token by every Catholic charitable organization in hopes she'd send real money as thanks for the cheap plastic beads. We had a bag with several pounds of them, as I recall. And other pieces of brik-a-brac sent by the same groups. I wasn't able to keep all of the interesting stuff from her house (amounting to the family history because the past possessions of many family members were stored there), I had to talk cousins in to holding onto things and explaining that sets should be kept together to have more value. I hate to contemplate how unequipped I was to handle her estate. . . good luck with the financial end, that bit can tear families apart.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 09:08 PM

Guns and Rosares.

Sister Mary Slash is the drummer and Sister Axel Mauser is the lead guitar.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 08:32 PM

I like Gnus and Rosaries better.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 07:35 PM

Oh, these are the rosaries sent by various religious groups, like the Discalcined Oblate Passionistas of the Figure Divine and the Little Immaculate Friars of the Missionary Society of St. Dismas. These include, but are not limited to, rosaries imprinted on plastic cards, single decade rosaries in the shape of a ring with a cross ("Mirror of Venus"), and other varieties.

One rosary was buried in her hands. The other ones that have family value have been kept.

Guns and Rosaries -- what a great name for a rock group!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM

Oh... yeah... the rosaries... I forgot. Keep em in the family. Always keep the guns and rosaries. Seriously, no joke intended. I did chuckle upon writhing that but I am not joking.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 07:00 PM

I am sorely tempted, old friend, but I MUST resist. It would drive me to drink!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 06:45 PM

"and found 11 photocopies of the Last and Latest Will as well as originals."

There is only one original... by definition and by law. There are "true copies" but they mean nothing in a court of law.


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