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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

GUEST,MMario 20 Jul 05 - 04:29 PM
Amos 20 Jul 05 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 20 Jul 05 - 01:45 PM
Rapparee 20 Jul 05 - 01:36 PM
Acme 20 Jul 05 - 11:48 AM
Rapparee 20 Jul 05 - 11:26 AM
Bunnahabhain 20 Jul 05 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,MMario 20 Jul 05 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,Gluon 20 Jul 05 - 12:47 AM
Rapparee 19 Jul 05 - 11:13 PM
Amos 19 Jul 05 - 10:50 PM
GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 19 Jul 05 - 06:17 PM
Rapparee 19 Jul 05 - 11:39 AM
Acme 19 Jul 05 - 10:29 AM
Amos 19 Jul 05 - 09:54 AM
GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 19 Jul 05 - 09:48 AM
Rapparee 19 Jul 05 - 09:09 AM
Amos 18 Jul 05 - 11:03 PM
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Rapparee 18 Jul 05 - 09:33 PM
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Amos 18 Jul 05 - 03:50 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 04:29 PM

"up" being a good description as the surface of a klien bottle presents a two dimensional geometry.

But disregarding directions - and answering the other question represented by what do you get when you go up from a klien bottle -

the progression is point, mobius strip, klien bottle, tesserect, ? ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 01:56 PM

This raises the imponderable question, what if you go up from a Klein bottle?

I mean, "up" along the axis that is not immersed when presented 3-Dimensionally.

I use up because it was the one direction that the people in dot and line world couldn't imagine in the Flatworld book.




A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 01:45 PM

Au contraire, mon Rapaire! The Acme Klein bottle website to which you yourself provided a link says:

A Klein Bottle is locally 2-dimensional ... every small patch follows the laws of 2-dimensional Euclidean geometry. In this sense, a Klein Bottle is a 2-dimensional manifold, and its inside is the same as its outside. But although it's a 2-D manifold, it can only exist in 4-dimensions!

Alas, our universe has only 3 spatial dimensions, so even Acme's dedicated engineers can't make a true Klein Bottle.

A photograph of a stapler is a 2-dimensional immersion of a 3-dimensional stapler. In the same way, our glass Klein Bottles are 3-D immersions of the 4-D Klein Bottle. Our Klein Bottle is a 3-dimensional photograph of a "true" Klein Bottle.

A Klein Bottle cannot be embedded in 3 dimensions, but you can immerse it in 3-D. (An immersion may have self-intersections; Embeddings have no self-intersections. Neither an embedding nor an immersion has folds or cusps.)

We represent a Klein Bottle in glass by stretching the neck of a bottle through its side and joining its end to a hole in the base. Except at the side-connection (the nexus), this properly shows the shape of a 4-D Klein Bottle. And except at the nexus, any small patch follows the laws of 2-dimensional Euclidean geometry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 01:36 PM

But leave us not forget that while a Klein bottle has only one side, it still exists in three (or more) dimensions. Ditto a Mobius Strip.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 11:48 AM

Yeah.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 11:26 AM

Klein bottles exist in three dimensions (unless you count Time) that we are familiar with. For all we know, Klein bottles might (and probably do) exist in multiple dimensions. A line, for example, is simply the connection between two points, unless you view a line as a succession of points. In either case it defines one dimension -- but it also exists in our three-dimensional world, just as a Mobius Strip or a Klein bottle or a rainbow or tesseract. But if you were to fall into a Klein bottle....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 10:34 AM

I have no idea what a Klein-bottleneck guitar sounds like, since true Klein bottles can only exist in four dimensions.

It clearly sounds like the great celestial bagpipes. The opening scale started the big bang, and the drones provide the cosmic background radiation. Now you know, whenever you see those pipers wandering off to tune up in a corner, they're actually starting pet universes, and not just the ones in their own heads....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 08:44 AM

yes- Amos - we luvs you too; You are the wind beneath our breeches wings.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Gluon
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 12:47 AM

QUARK!!! QUARK!!!

(Translation: Yes, I love you too, Amos. Now, could you move that leg a little to the right?)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 11:13 PM

Yeah, well, okay, that's easy for YOU to say. Personally, I might be insulted, perhaps, maybe, if I could figger out what you said. Something about pan-handled overt ovoid transduckalation, I think. Or maybe it was something els. Anyway, that same to you, buddy!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 10:50 PM

I dunno what good a thread like this would be if not for breaking with one damn tradition after another. So I'm a-gonna. The following is NOT BS.

The recent long series of intermittent collapses of the informational field called the Mudcat/MOAB has led me to realize the taste of mortality even in things that appear infinite, like this thread.

Now, me sainted mither taught me once, when a favorite poet friend of hers died unexpectedly, to say what you had to say to those you love while you still could, as you never knew when they would vanish.

So in case I never get another chance, let me just say here for the record that I really love all of you MOABites, down to the bone; even the strange quark-dog Gluon. But especially those of you who have been hurdling the hurdles and trying the tribulations of mortal day to day life and STILL finding time to contribute to the zany para-meta-trans-multi-personal nihilistic pantheistic terminally regenerative Megasolipsism that is this MOAB thing. You fill up my senses, one and all of yez. Thanks!!

Just in case.

Now, back to our regularly dissipative programming....

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 06:17 PM

I have no idea what a Klein-bottleneck guitar sounds like, since true Klein bottles can only exist in four dimensions. Possibly something akin to the sound of one hand clapping, only with a lot more vibrato?

Then again, it may sound like a trumpet. I hope not.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 11:39 AM

Oh, fer...I don't understand why everyone doesn't simply play a trumpet!! Amos, you ask Barky what the best instrument is! She'll tell you!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 10:29 AM

My piano is so old that if it were tuned to "modern" specs many of the strings would break. So to find this star frequency at my house you'd have to hit A-flat. (I can't find an html symbol for flat, darnit!) My piano is tuned a whole note low. One of these days I have to restore it. (I could do G#, but that's too easy)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 09:54 AM

I would you know what it sounded like?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 09:48 AM

Yes, but what the physicists don't realize is that the F# note is not the tonic. It's the third. We're patiently awaiting emissions from other neutron stars in the frequency ranges of "D" and "A". When they arrive it will mean that the Universe has retuned itself to Open D. This works out quite well for playing Klein-bottleneck guitar.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 09:09 AM

I dunno about playing no F# on a stringed instrument, and don't know why, when the brasses are around, anyone would want to play strings anyway. But it's really easy on a trumpet -- between E and G, and hold down the second valve. It's pretty simple on a piano, too, even though it's a stringed instrument -- just press the key.

I think I'll de-tune my trumpet a bit and play that neutron star note really, really loud and see what happens. Kick up a little excitement, mebbe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 11:03 PM

This, too, could be important:

From www.space.com:

The biggest starquake ever recorded resulted in oscillations in the X-ray emission from the shaking neutron star. Astronomers hope these oscillations will crack the mystery of what neutron stars are made of.

On December 27, 2004, several satellites and telescopes from around the world detected an explosion on the surface of SGR 1806-20, a neutron star 50,000 light years away. The resulting flash of energy -- which lasted only a tenth of a second -- released more energy than the Sun emits in 150,000 years.

Combing through data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, a team of astronomers has identified oscillations in the X-ray emission of SGR 1806-20. These rapid fluctuations, which began 3 minutes after the starquake and trailed off 10 minutes later, had a frequency of 94.5 Hertz.

"This is near the frequency of the 22nd key of a piano, F sharp," said Tomaso Belloni from Italy's National Institute of Astrophysics.

Just as geologists study the Earth's interior using seismic waves after an earthquake, astrophysicists can use the X-ray oscillations to probe this distant neutron star.

"This explosion was akin to hitting the neutron star with a gigantic hammer, causing it to ring like a bell," said Richard Rothschild from the University of California, San Diego. "Now the question is: what does the frequency of the neutron star's oscillations -- the tone produced by the ringing bell -- mean?"

Neutron stars form when a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel to burn. Under the weight of its own gravity, the star's core collapses into either a dense neutron star, or an even denser black hole.

The particles inside a neutron star are so tightly packed together that electrons are forced into the atomic nucleus, where they fuse with protons to make neutrons. This pure neutron material is so dense that a spoonful of it would weigh over a billion tons on Earth.

A neutron star with the mass of our Sun would only be 10 miles wide.

Neutron star "geology" is thought to involve a hard outer crust floating over a superfluid core. But the exact details are not known -- like whether the core contains exotic particles called strange quarks. Starquakes may provide the answer.




Now it's a musical thread. But seriously, folks...how would any of us have known that hitting the F# key on a piano would start a resonance with a remote neutron star? I always knew F# on mah 12-string was hard to play, but NOW I think I know why. It was a major karmic flinch, caused by a deep-seated unwillingness to resonate with neutron stars and contact any of those "strange" quarks.

Not to say queer, or nothin'....


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:56 PM

My bill for setting you up for that will be in the mail, Rapaire!! And let me add that any person hypnotized into the belief that he is a dog, for example, can be made to bark as often as needed; reciting numbers simply reiterates the siren song of their hypnotic spell; it does not break the trance or penetrate their mystery.

Similarly asserting containment within the thing contained does not de-code the trance you are under, with your within-ness and withoutness.

Truly it is said: that which is within Tupperware, is not Tupperware. That which is outside of Tupperware, is not Tupperware. He who believeth in the difference between within and without is destined to wander forever from Tupperware to Tupperware.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:33 PM

Three. Tres. 8500.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:31 PM

Two. Dos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 09:29 PM

One. Uno.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 08:50 PM

Oh, for goodness sakes. The container contains itself.   (And I'd really, really like to have one, too.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 08:38 PM

BWL,

I greatly admir eyour confidence in the certainty of numbers. However, I submit that the whole question of the container within the thing contained, if we were to ever sovle that mystery, would ALSO illuminate the question of why three is always 3, and why the five-ness of five APPEARS to be so replicable...not to mention more complex propositions lie 8,888 or the square root of pi (1.772453851, more or less).

If you can explain in-ness and out-ness and break the death-grip of "within" and "without" on our beleaguered psyches, I am sure you can also cut through the Gordian knot of the five-ness of 5 and so on.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 07:38 PM

It just occurred to me that MOAB post #8888 will be the last post consisting of all even numbers until post #20,000 rolls around. Also, post #19,999 will be the last post consisting of all odd numbers until post #31,111.

I am claiming dibs on all these numbers, but will entertain offers of cash, gold bullion or prewar Martin guitars in exchange.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 06:33 PM

Only if the leftovers in question are rutabaga, mangle wurtzle or wombat. Any spare quarks will spread themselves out, and burp themselves too, if you don't mind distorting space-time a bit. You won't notice, but it will drive Gluon crazy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 06:22 PM

How about those spatulas? That's where the REAL mystery lies. It takes a good spatula to distribute the contents so there's enough air for the Tupperware to burp!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:58 PM

UMmmmmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! I can eat anything now and it will be as fresh, fresh, fresh when it comes out as when it went in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:56 PM

Rapaire:

I don't know what kind of barbarian nightmare you were raised in, but, while my mother always used Tupperware, she NEVER forced us to eat it if we didn't want to. So I have never had to burp Tupperware. I am a VERY picky eater. God only knows what those polyethylene monocarbonate molecules have done to your stomach lining over the years.

Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: rumanci
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:50 PM

Could you repeat that last one please ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:48 PM

Mom, please tell Amos to always burp his Tupperware.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Mom
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:16 PM

Burp! Ah! Garlic, onion, and tomato. . . and remember, don't use the blue lids with red sauces, or it will stain!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: rumanci
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 05:00 PM

Heck Rap
Now you've done it !!
Personally
I'd have kept the cover on those little known facts of the western world
sigh


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 04:56 PM

Bee-Dubya is simply quoting from an old Oriental text, the Itch Thing. Mom uses Tupperware, but she doesn't believe in Tupperwareianism. As everyone except Amos knows, Tupperwareianism requires that all of its adherents believe that Tupperware will keep them safe and unspoiled -- as long as they are leftovers! Tupperwareianism teaches nothing at all about what are theologically called "rightovers." In fact, a deeper reading of the literature of Tupperwareianism will demonstrate to the most addled and thickheaded that Tupperwareianism is by every definition a horrible cult. Adhering to it will mottle your teeth, badden your breath, roast your pickles, beat your fish, cause your carburetor to overheat, de-octanize your gasoline, kick your annelides, disseminate your crotch, pruriginate your puttocks, and ossify your media res. Use it, yes -- but for your own sake don't believe in it.





(There is also evidence that believing in Tupperwareianism can cause the Mudcat to fail, but it's not yet conclusive.)






















(Okay, now it's conclusive.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 04:37 PM

Why yes, Leo, you seem to have put your finger squarely on the problem. You see, since you spend your weekends living in pre-digital centuries you inadvertently bring negative technology (negatech) with you when you return to 2005. That's not a problem for most computer systems because they are engineered to be negatech resistant. However, the shear number of Mudcatters who pursue pre-hitech interests means that the Mudcat's server is being continually bombarded by negatech streams. Since your particular avocation generates the strongest negatech field, the server crashes whenever you visit after a weekend of playing the lead in "'Tis a Pity She's a Whore". Perhaps you should wait until Wednesday to visit. Give that strong negatech field some time to dissipate.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 03:50 PM

Tupperware does not Rupture, Raptaire. And besides, MOM uses Tupperware. For, like, cold mashed potatoes and left-over gravy and such. So, like, what's up wid DAT, hey? An' she taught us not only not to listen for the burp, but to prevent the burp from even HAPPENING, man! Tell ya folks, remember Mom's example!! Don't be listneing for the burp!! Make pleasant conversation!! Keep your elbows off the table!! And use Tupperware!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 03:22 PM

wanting an opinion here.

I have noticed every time I time travel back to my weekend job the mudcat seems to crash. Is it possible that my journeys to and fro are causeing sub-space temporal anomolies that are interacting with the electromagnetic infrastructure of the Mudcat and causing the crashes?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 03:00 PM

As a true believer you'll find yourself left out in the cold, awful, nasty world when everyone else experiences The Rupture. When The Rupture happens the Tupperwareians will not be Ruptured, but will instead experience the Tribunation, when all anyone will have to read will be back issues of the Chicago Tribune. That will last for 7.374 years, and then the Three Muleteers Of The End Game will appear and put you in checkmate or at least stalemate.

Do not follow the false way of the Tupperwareians! Ask them instead why it is no longer necessary to "listen for the burp" and you will see the truth! And when you know the Truth, when you have embraced the Truth, you will experience The Rupture.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:33 PM

Tupperware within Tupperware.
The gateway to all understanding


My God!! This guy is more brilliant than Eric Hoffer!! I think I'll become a True Believer!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 02:25 PM

It's all a conspiracy to sell more Tupperware. If we're brainwashed into believing that everything resides inside something else, then we're far more receptive to the idea that we should spend good money for silly plastic thingies to put stuff in.

Yes, I know that humankind has been playing the box-within-a-box game for thousands of years and Tupperware hasn't even been around one measly century, but all those years were just paving the way. Tupperware was, is, and will be inevitable. The entire history of human thought has been aimed toward the single goal of selling Tupperware. No, the thinkers weren't aware of it, but if you just read any of the great works of philosophy and substitute "Tupperware" for whatever metaphysical whatsis the author is talking about, you'll see.

From the Tao Te Ching:

The Tupperware that can be told
is not the eternal Tupperware

Free from desire, you realize the Tupperware.
Caught in desire, you see only cheapo Dollar-store crap.

...mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called Tupperware.

Tupperware within Tupperware.
The gateway to all understanding.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 12:02 PM

Back to the ineffable queerness of the Universe, I am moved to ask if anyone knows an answer to this question: When, and why, did the Universe come out of the closet? And given that the closet was in the Universe, is the Universe a container within the thing contained, after Thurber? Or is spatial containment a figment of some joker's imagination? If the latter, which of you jokers dreamed it up?

If it is not empirical truth, the next question is what is the mechanism by which we imagine containment of things within each other to be so? Why is it so widely agreed-upon? Most importantly, when, why and how did we subscribe to the mechanism that gives us to believe we are contained within the universe -- and worse, within the spatial limits of some third-rate planet on some second-string Galaxy's outer rim, stuck in a suburban cluster of little renown, a strip-mall among the Cosmos? Why do we buy this automatically regenerated illusion?

My next brain-washer is going to be a Maya-tag. They never fall for this kind of crap.

Jesus is reported to have said, in some language or other, "The kingdom of heaven is within you.". Not a bad sentiment for a carpenter kiddy, but was the Naz putting us on? In? If we are supposed to believe him why do we point upward to the afterlife? What's UP?

Really, this business of being human is ridickle-dockle.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 12:02 PM

Whatever obfuscation you throw our way, Rapaire, I can see I scored a direct hit!

BINGO!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:07 AM

Rap:

No-one even TRIED to say "Touche" here, that I can see. What is that set you off so?

Mom, Rap is just brown-nosing you to cover up for being retarded this morning. He'll be fine with some coffee, though. It's not his fault. It's all that bluing he's been breathing, or maybe he swallowed some guncotton.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 08:58 AM

Good morning, Mother!

See, Mom? I didn't forget! I was able to wish you a good morning! The first one to do so, too, I will point out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 11:32 PM

Touche'? Nobody says that anymore. When you have made a point on the piste, either a buzzer goes off and lights light up or, if (like me) you do not use electrical scoring devices you simply acknowledge a hit. A hit is generally acknowledged in one of two ways:

1. you say, "A good hit!" or,
2. you scream "AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!," pull the blade from your body and, trying not to get blood and/or gore all over the place, expire like the gentleperson you are. Forgiving the person who holed you is optional (but recommended). Poisoned blades are considered declasse' at best; calling your opponent a "rotten, slimy, backstabbing, ill-bred, louse-covered, bastard child of a hedge whore" is impolite whether or not it is true.

Nobody says "Touche'!" anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 11:21 PM

Amos, that makes sense, his familiarity with the Raparian environment. I am concerned at the number of brain cells sloughing off with this exercise, though.


Touché!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 11:12 PM

Apun, my word Rapaire is obviously not familiar with sloughs, but is more acquent with Egyptian Riverine language games, based on de Nile.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:56 PM

Yup! That describes puns!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:40 PM

Puns? Puns? We don't make no steenkin' puns here! We engage in literate wordplay of the highest order, rejoicing in the richness and variety of English and other languages while extracting and enjoying the humor inherent in them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:26 PM

And a slew of sighs for your Dad, as well.

Wishing he were still among us.


A


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