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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 20 Jan 05 - 06:02 PM
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Bee-dubya-ell 19 Jan 05 - 09:19 PM
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Amos 19 Jan 05 - 07:34 PM
MOAB 19 Jan 05 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,MOAB 19 Jan 05 - 06:35 PM
Teresa 19 Jan 05 - 04:00 PM
Rustic Rebel 19 Jan 05 - 03:50 PM
Teresa 19 Jan 05 - 03:04 PM
Amos 19 Jan 05 - 11:26 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 19 Jan 05 - 10:57 AM
Nigel Parsons 19 Jan 05 - 10:37 AM
Amos 19 Jan 05 - 10:31 AM
Acme 19 Jan 05 - 10:19 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 06:02 PM

Rapaire is not, and was not, on "vacation." Rapaire was in Salt Lake City, making what passes for whoopee there. He attended, last Saturday evening, a WONDERFUL FANTASTIC concert by THE CHIEFTAINS, including Carlos Nunez. He purchased ten (10) CDs within 24 hours, one by PP&M, one a collection of Tom Paxton, and the rest were Chieftains that he didn't already have. He and his wife traveled around SLC and from SLC to Boise listening to the Chieftains. He also visited Red Butte Gardens, the Utah Natural History Museum, had really terrific dinners (one Spanish -- tapas, in fact, and the other Japanese, which he can't get in Pocatello for some reason known but to God considering the historic prevelance of the Japanese-American community there). On Tuesday he attended a meeting of the Executive Board of the Idaho Library Association (he's the Conference Chair for the conference in Pocatello next October), and today he schmoozed with politicians at the State Capitol and yes, he did was his hands quite thoroughly after said schmoozing. Then he drove back to Pocatello. Rapaire has not been on "vacation." Rapaire was celebrating the MLK three-day weekend. And as a point of further information, he heard, quite literally, but THREE words of whats-his-name's noggeration speech. The drive from Boise to Pocatello was made in radio and audio silence, but the PP&M CD was ready to load.

Sincerely yours,

Purportedly Rapaire his own self.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 03:51 PM

Mom, you're looking a little down! Here you are languishing at the bottom of the page! I understand. It's that darned Dubya's day of gloating. That'd get anyone down.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 11:06 PM

Alas I maunder, wondering where
Am I to find the bold Rapaire?
Erudite, quick and sharp of blade
Who virtue never would betray
Nor wisdom shun, nor learning scorn
IN all the days since first was born
The thunderous intellect so rare
The wondrous, mundial might, Rapaire!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 10:13 PM

Rapaire has already been back. Cleverly disguised, but he has been back. . .

Come out, come out, wherever you are!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 09:19 PM

Hell, courtesy of numerous out-of-town trips, hurricanes and broken computers I've spent more time away from Mom than with her during the past six months. Do I go back and read everything that's been posted in my absence? Hell no! I don't even back up more than a few posts to see what's been gong on any more 'cause it gives me a headache. I just say, "Hi! I'm back!" and start bein' stupid again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 09:03 PM

The next Moral Conundrum that arises to my overtaxed and undertasked mind is this: when Rapaire does return, assuming he cannot stay away for long, will he read every post donated to the Mother in his absence? Or will he cleverly merely hook into a passing context and use it to spin out his own ramp-up without regard to what he may have missed between times?

And, which is more "good" as a tactic, for the mother and for the class of all MOABites?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 07:34 PM

I'd have to call that a hyperbolic effort at a hyperspacial heliotrope which, sadly, underperformed due to inherent impedance. Either that or someone wanted to imitate a Moebius strip for their special project in Yoga Ed.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MOAB
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 06:57 PM

That last poster was a fake, an imposter, and a phoney baloney! Your Mom doesn't need to post as a "GUEST"! Your Mom has her own log-in, you silly Billies!

You children just go ahead and have fun with your little "nines". And when you get tired of them, you can play with your little "tens" and "elevens". There's plenty of room. After all, we've only just begun to have fun here on the Mother of All BS Threads!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MOAB
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 06:35 PM

Nine! Nine!

Aufmerksamkeit!

Too many numbers! Too much math! Back to the BS, please!

Danke

Mom


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 04:00 PM

RR, you just described more clearly what I was trying to say.   :) Thanks.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 03:50 PM

Another 9x9 trick- Start your column at 0 to 9, then reverse it coming back up
09
18
27
36
45
54
63
72
81
90


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 03:04 PM

Oh, was that part of "Schoolhouse Rock" ... that five song? I haven't heard that in ages, but my mom got me the record, and I played it over and over.

On it, the way I learned the nines is this:   except on one times nine, the result in the tens is always one digit less than the factor, as in (six times nine is *fifty*-four, seven times nine is *sixty*-three) and notice that the digit in the ones column decreases by one.

I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have these mnemonic devices. :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 11:26 AM

Geeze the sine wave around here is mellerdramatic. From the glorious heights of Helotropism to the mundane mechansims of multiplication! Lofty visions of universal truths today, pedestriam arithmetic tomorrow!!

But I like the 9 tricks.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 10:57 AM

Speaking of nines...

Basic bookkeeping trick: If you add two columns of numbers twice (as you're supposed to do for accuracy) and you come out with differing totals, subtract the lower total from the higher. If the result is nine or any numbers which equal nine when added together, you probably have a transposition problem. For example, if you were supposed to enter "495" and entered "945" the difference in your totals would be 450 and 4+5+0=9. If you were supposed to enter "25" and entered "52" the difference would be 27 and 2+7=9. If the difference doesn't total to nine, you probably fat-fingered a calculator key.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 10:37 AM

Just count on your fingers.
Extend all ten fingers(/thumbs) and count left to right, the number you wish to multiply by nine. Turn that finger down, and the number of fingers before the gap is the tens, the number after is the units!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 10:31 AM

The nines are easy because the sum is always nine (from (0+9) up to (8+1)).

A


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

Anything times 9 should be easy. When I was struggling to learn the times tables my mother pointed out that with the 9s you could simply do it times 10 then subtract. So 9 x 6, if you can't remember the answer, do 10 x 6 (60) minus 6 = 54.

Then there's the little ditty I grew up with, and the chorus that goes

five times five is twenty-five
five times six is thirty
five times seven is thirty-five
five times eight is forty

Anyone else automatically click into the music when you think about that part of the times table?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 10:08 AM

Just for the record, and not BS:

six times 7 is 42
six times 8 is 48
six times   9 is 54

It is possible these are the hardest part of the "times" table to remember.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 06:19 AM

There's a fine song narrating a woman's adventure on the ferry to Vancouver, involving a newspaper, a chcolate bar and a sandwich in similar misunderstanding with more hilarious consequences -- she seeks revenge by snatching a bite of his sandwich by surprise... wish I could remember whose it is (the song, not the sandwich). It gets played on Hober every nowq and again.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 12:44 AM

I've done that! Maybe that means I have a lot more in common with Adams than I thought. :-P :)

I don't know why I'm reminded of this, but once, I was waiting for a bus, and I started idly bouncing my white cane up and down. I noticed that whatever it was landing on was quite soft, but I kept on dropping it lightly. After about ten seconds of this, a quiet voice said: "That's my foot."

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 12:18 AM

Adams was on one of the U.S. talk shows, maybe Johnny Carson or Dick Cavett (we're going back a ways, here) and told a story on himself. He said he decided to use it in a book because after he told it a few times he saw someone else trying to lay claim to it.

He was in a coffee shop waiting for his train, and bought his coffee and a package of cookies and a newspaper. Because of the crowded time of day, he ended up sharing his table with a stranger, who sat down opposite him. They didn't speak. When he looked up from his paper, Adams was shocked to see the man opposite him reach out, rip open the cookies, and eat one. Adams thought he'd shame the fellow into leaving his cookies alone, so he reached out and picked up one and ate it. They ended up going back and forth with the cookies, Adams getting more irritated with each round. A train was entering the station, the stranger got up and left, never having said a word. Only then did Adams pick up the rest of his paper and spotted his own unopened package of cookies on the table. He figured this guy had a similar story to his. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 12:04 AM

As I understand it:

first came the radio program, then came the books, then came the tV show.

Of course I agree with you, SRS. But I'm biased. :) A picture's worth A thousand words, however one wants to take that statement. ;)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:56 PM

Clearly, I have to reread (or re-listen to) the story again. I first heard it a long time ago on the radio. That was the best production of all of them, because the pictures and colors are always better on the radio. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:56 PM

Ahhhh, it's all so clear now. :)

I just love the way Adams' mind worked. :) I can only slightly aspire to be like that.

But I'm trying.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:51 PM

I don't think there was a question, there was just the answer. But let me ask the member of this household who read that book most recently:

Oh, Moonglow, what is the significance of "42" in the universe?"

>>Forty-two was simply the answer to the great question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. It was divulged by a supercomputer, after a thousand (or more) years of waiting. However, the creators of this supercomputer only asked for the answer to this question- to find the question, it would take another, more powerful supercomputer and another thousand (or so) years of waiting. The answer Teresa suggests is one possibility in the Hitchhiker's Guide, when Arthur is attempting to teach a neanderthal(?) to play Scrabble. Ford, somehow coming to the possibility that the question might be imprinted on Arthur's subconscious, has Arthur draw random tiles out of a rabbit-skin (Agrajag's skin, to justify the detail) bag of tiles, spelling out something along the lines of 'What is six times eight' (or something like that, not sure of the last number, but pretty sure it is eight)<<

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

Well that makes two of us who don't recall where the question arose. If we keep this up we can get so much agreement going on about this being unknown that no-one will remember to ask!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 09:48 PM

I know we do not use prepositions to end our sentences.

Student: Can you tell me where the libary's at?
Prof: I went to Harvard, and I learned there that we do not use prepositions to end a sentence.
Student: Can you tell me where the libary's at, asshole?

GD&RRRRRRRRRRR


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 09:34 PM

What is six times nine?

I think.

and before you jump, that really was the question, though through all the convolutions of the Hitchhiker's Guide, I remember not how that question was arrived at.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 09:30 PM

42?It just is. It is the final answer.

What was the question?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 08:00 PM

Where'd what come from? 42? It came between 41 and 43.

Well, actually, it didn't. "Come from" implies that it was someplace else and was somehow made to be between 41 and 43 when, in fact, 42 has always been between 41 and 43. Well, at least it's been there since very shortly after the Big Bang. Like one gazillionth of a second after it. Just don't ask where it was before the Big Bang.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 06:41 PM

42

Hmmm, where'd that come from? ... ;)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 06:25 PM

Oh do not scramble off like some small roach,
Surprised by light at midnight on the crawl,
Until you contemplate fair Synecdoche
The meaningfullest meaning of them all.
IF ever a part was to stand for all,
Or if a whole to stand for some didst fall
Then synecdoches there have once again
Made strange proportions of your normal ken;
ANd if 'tis so, then we can only hope
That such a synecdoche should be a holotrope!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 05:39 PM

There was good quality stuff posted ahead of that number 5700, and I didn't even try to resist the urge to top that double-ought hill, but now it's time to move on. Clearly there are two schools of thought, and I represent the muddled thinking that exists in the interstice between those who just want to get those landmark numbers and those who see it as a silly waste of time. I resent it when people who aren't regular thread contributors jump in just to hit a target that they happen to see, even if it interrupts the ongoing conversation. But I take my turn like the rest of us in pushing the Mother to new heights. So I'm not really contradicting myself, I'm just confining my slightly compulsive number interest to the MOAB.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:49 PM

5700


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:48 PM

Simulacrum/Simulacra



The dictionary definitions that popped up online were wrong, or at least, incomplete. It is used to mean a similuation of reality that in the end is perceived as more real than the thing it was supposed to simulate. It's a very PoMo (PostModern) useful term.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:45 PM

Lacuna



Plural lacunae. From Latin lacuna, gap, pool, cavern. With reference to manuscripts, it means to be defective for a portion of the text (usually short). Notice that a lacuna always refers to a portion of a manuscript which has been lost (due to the disappearance of leaves or the effects of water or trimming or whatever); it should not be used to refer to a section of the text which never was found in a manuscript. The adjective lacunose may refer to a manuscript with many lacunae.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:40 PM

What can I say? It was in the invisible writing. I shuffled the deck of my small collection of interesting or useful big words (the 75 cent variety) and found those that I thought I could string together into a slightly coherent thought. Holotrope may not be as utilitarian as bricoleur (another one that Amos made much of), but it has its uses. One or two of these words in a scholarly essay, dovetailed precisely into the discussion, but always applied judiciously, can be just enough to take that grade over the top.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 02:44 PM

Give a man enough holotrope and he'll holot-hang himself.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 02:19 PM

See what I mean? I am still in the FI category because I still don't know what the hell your talking about. (Brain cells must be shrinking)

Let the learned be the lessons
Let trumpets fan their swans.
Let the glow moon the moon
Let the Moab sing the Amos tune.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:57 AM

A shapely lass called Rustic Rebel
Would tele-compute on the level;
She would sit in the night
Wearing only moonlight
Making cyber-dudes squeal in high treble!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:20 AM

And since I forgot to say so I think the presentation of Barf the Channeled Doggy Being was a brilliant Holotrope in its own right. However I am still searching for the universe of discourse that it s a holotrope for!! But I loved it for itself alone. If you can do that with a holotrope.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM

A trope is a figure of speech designed to give vividness or reality to an idea.

A holograph (back-formed from holistic and -graph meaning image) is an image in three dimension; the peculiarities of the holograph include the odd trait that any bit of the medium (a laser-etched film, for example) contains all the data (in analog wave records) to re-generate the entire whole. Just the way that DNA from a cell of your toe has enough information to regenerate your whole body and brain.

A holotrope, a loosely defined term used by wild-eyed poetic types or over-heated mentalists in academic pursuit, is a single thought, expression, description, or figure of speech which seems to encapsulate or capture all the critical attributes of a whole region or subject of discourse.

Do I have that roughly right, there, SRS, user-of-holtrope? :D

A

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:05 AM

Holotrope!!HOLOTROPE???!   !Holy moly, Mother Machree!! There are only about twenty people in the world who know why there sghould even BE such a word. And half of them are lamebrained academics with no real sense of context. But I yam proud to have produced one, whatever it is!!:D


Clearly,SRS, your bark bark is worse than your bite bite.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:04 AM

Amos- Sorry, I was so harsh to you. I didn't mean to make you sniff.
Put me in that fucking idiot category too. Not just for making Amos sniff, but for not knowing what any of you people are talking about half the time. Example- I have no idea what a holotrope is!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 10:23 AM

Besides, that was more of a BillD aphorism, not a Rapaire heuristic moment, though I can agree with BWL about sticking with the gestalt of the thought and not slicing and dicing such a holotrope.

SRS, playing with the nice little stack of 3 x 5 cards with useful and highly applicable literary and philosophical terms that turned up from beneath the clutter when she cleaned her desk yesterday


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 09:37 AM

Shucks...dang...yes ma'a'm!!OK!! All right, yas'm. Dang.

Sniff.

And here I thought I was doing so well, too!!

OK, I wasn't filling in for Rapaire, that was just a deflection.

But I yam glad you liked it.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 03:29 AM

Amos, get this and listen up. Rapaire is on vacation and Rapaire doesn't need anyone to fill in for him while he is on his vacation. You will be just fine without him. Trust me, I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 12:45 AM

Aww, SRS, shucks....I....dunno what to say!! I was just filling in for Rapaire!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 12:36 AM

Well I, for one, found this to be as nicely turned bit of BS as I've read in a long time:

    their condition of relative grace (goddamned idiot) or gracefulness (clumsy idiot) of even abysmal moral failure (Godforsaken asshole Bush))


That juxtaposition of "relative grace" to "gracefulness" was something that one can only dream of achieving when putting together thoughts and looking for good connections and transitions along the way. This is as tidy an intellectual pivot as I've seen in ages. Good job, Amos! (I know, BWL talked about not dissecting it, but I'd already done so and copied the phrase by the time I read his remarks).

SRS


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

No sir, the credit is all yours -- the insight was brilliant, I merely found a local application for it.

A


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