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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

GUEST,Rapaire 16 May 05 - 09:16 AM
GUEST,MMario 16 May 05 - 09:11 AM
Acme 15 May 05 - 11:49 PM
Rapparee 15 May 05 - 09:30 PM
Acme 15 May 05 - 11:33 AM
Acme 14 May 05 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,Rapaire 14 May 05 - 06:25 PM
GUEST,Burl Hives 14 May 05 - 10:21 AM
Amos 13 May 05 - 06:29 PM
Bunnahabhain 13 May 05 - 09:42 AM
Rapparee 13 May 05 - 08:43 AM
Bunnahabhain 13 May 05 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,MMario 13 May 05 - 08:26 AM
Acme 12 May 05 - 11:38 PM
Amos 12 May 05 - 11:30 PM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 10:53 PM
Rustic Rebel 12 May 05 - 10:33 PM
Amos 12 May 05 - 08:45 PM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 07:20 PM
Rustic Rebel 12 May 05 - 07:11 PM
Acme 12 May 05 - 06:19 PM
Acme 12 May 05 - 12:33 PM
GUEST 12 May 05 - 11:05 AM
Bunnahabhain 12 May 05 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,MMario 12 May 05 - 10:39 AM
Bunnahabhain 12 May 05 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 12 May 05 - 10:07 AM
Bunnahabhain 12 May 05 - 09:52 AM
Paco Rabanne 12 May 05 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,MMario 12 May 05 - 09:26 AM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 09:23 AM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 09:23 AM
Paco Rabanne 12 May 05 - 09:14 AM
Bunnahabhain 12 May 05 - 08:39 AM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 08:37 AM
Rapparee 12 May 05 - 08:36 AM
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GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 11 May 05 - 11:38 PM
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Amos 11 May 05 - 08:24 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 16 May 05 - 09:16 AM

So, you think that it was a simple grammatical error? I think not. Songs are proofread. Songs are intentional. No songsmith would write a song with a dangling participle or any other error of grammar or fact; the public simply wouldn't accept it. Just look at such songs as "Purple People Eater" or "The George Bush Blues" or "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer."

No. The facts are plainly stated, and there must be some explanation.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 16 May 05 - 09:11 AM

MOM! MOM! It's monday morning! you're late for work! get up!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:49 PM

See if you can find any songs with dangling participles, will you?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 May 05 - 09:30 PM

And to celebrate Mom's arising, I have a matter for discussion. It fits in the Cafe because yes, it deals with music; but it is quite appropriate here as at its root it is a legal query.

We are all, I assume, familiar with the first verse of that great Irish ballad The Ballad of William Bloat. (If you're not, go look it up in the DT.) If you have momentarily forgotten, here it is:

In a mean abode on the Skankill Road
Lived a man named William Bloat;
He had a wife, the curse of his life,
Who continually got his goat.
So one day at dawn, with her nightdress on
He cut her bloody throat.


Now, we have this guy who, apparently for what he considered good reasons, murdered his wife. So far, so good. They catch him, he suffers the penalty prescribed by law.

Don't you think that it's pushing the definition of "quirky crime" for him to have attempted her murder while wearing her nightie? I mean, was he trying to cop an insanity plea or something? Or was this how he "got his kicks" -- cross-dressing in lingerie and then offing someone?

Please discuss.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:33 AM

Mom! Why are you so down? Let me give you a boost UP!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 May 05 - 11:38 PM

Woof Woof!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 14 May 05 - 06:25 PM

How much is that doggie in the Strong Force?
The one with the Heisenberg tail
How much is that doggie in the Strong Force?
I think that it's partly Airedale.

I read in the paper there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
We all need a doggie to protect us
One that's been crossed with a quark.

We don't want a bunny or a kitty
We don't want a parrot that talks
We don't want a squiddie for a buddie
For one thing a squiddie can't bark.

How much is that doggie in the Strong Force?
The one with the Heisenberg tail.
How much is that doggie in the Strong Force?
I think that it's partly Airedale.
I do hope that doggie's for sale.

(copied right by Dirac and Bohr, 2005)
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Burl Hives
Date: 14 May 05 - 10:21 AM

I had an ol' dog
His name was gluon
He could use an electron
Just to hunker down and poo on

Singing come on, Glue
Yore a good dog, yew.

Gluon was relative
And he carried the force
HIs dad was a duck
And not a horse

Saying, go on Glue
Who the f**k are you?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 May 05 - 06:29 PM

His size will change on you if you measure it. We just reckon he's about right. A cross between a neutrino and an Airedale. One vet told us he was too big for his size, but he said that was not unusual for the breed.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 May 05 - 09:42 AM

So how big is Gluon? Or is trying to confine him to a relativly precise size, in a mere three spatial dimensions a really bad idea? We don't want to have to run any more postmen through a probability inversion matrix, like we did last time gloun had one of his funny moods?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:43 AM

Poor old Gluon. I remember the time he fetched a giant squid. Poor pup was confused for a week. I don't think he ever figgered out what all them tentacles were. He kept bitin' 'em, trying to make 'em lay still. Then he found that meter-long penis, figgered it out, and went off and lay in his box for a month, just as depressed as all git out. That was before physicists and biologists figgered out that squids are really just aberrant, unstable, quark pairs. Since then ol' Gluon's been right frisky.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:38 AM

They bond for life. If the pair is broken, the other on collapses in on itself to form a chocolate flavoured quark, and emits a shower of neutrenios and hair conditioner.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:26 AM

I'm fascinated that sea quarks occur in pairs. what happens if a seaquark loses hisher twin? Do they seek out another orphan or do they become valance quarks?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 May 05 - 11:38 PM

I liked the squid account better than the quark.

The gluons
are the designated carriers of the strong nuclear force under the
general auspices of the theory called quantum chromodynamics (QCD).


or

His metre+-long penis presumably injects numerous spermatophores directly into the female's arms. The two animals then separate, the male swimming away, probably a bit beat up (possibly having lost parts of his arms and tentacles in the violent struggle, but none the wiser likely repeats this affair with another female (should the opportunity arise). His spermatophores remain embedded in each female's arms - possibly burrowing even deeper into their flesh.

I rest my case. Choose the one that is charismatic, luring you to you to read it. (This IS supposed to be "BS," not "ZZZzzzzzzz...")

Good job, RR!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 May 05 - 11:30 PM

Well, it just beats me, is al. I can't reckon it nohow. I am glad Gluon has employment as the designated carrier of the strong nuclear force, though, on account of how he's so good at it. Why, when Gluon was just a pup, he'd stop spinning altogether if you threw him some of that nuclear force, and he;d bring it back right off, straight up. Then he'd spin for a while begging for you to throw it again!! He's a nacherl, I'm tellin' ya!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:53 PM

Well, yes, but....

Polarized deep inelastic scattering (DIS) experiments have shown that the quark spins account for only a rather small fraction of the nucleon spin, thus implying an appreciable contribution either from gluon spins or possibly from orbital angular momentum. Competing explanations exist for this result, in which the polarized glue G or the negatively polarized strange quarks lower the quark contribution to the nucleon spin. One way to solve this puzzle is to measure directly by studying, for example, polarized semi-inclusive processes, where the gluons enter in the initial state of the hard scattering sub-processes at lowest order. Since the main hard scattering sub-process in DIS is the virtual photo-absorption ∗q → q (q-event), the measurement of inclusive polarized structure functions, like g1(x), does not allow the separation of the various parton components, and does not give direct access to the spin-dependent gluon distribution.

Thus, with current knowledge we can only begin to appreciate spin-stabilized quark memory arrays.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:33 PM

So Amos, what your saying is the robot screwed the squid to form B meson, which resulted in sea quarks with a mass of hadron. I thank you for furthering my education and I understand.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:45 PM

Looks like Gluon has gone and gotten a job!

MOST PRECISE MASS CALCULATION FOR LATTICE QCD. A team of
theoretical physicists have produced the best prediction of a
particle's mass. And within days of their paper being submitted to
Physical Review Letters, that very particle's mass was accurately
measured at Fermilab, providing striking confirmation of the
predicted value. How do the known particles acquire the mass they
have? The answer might come from lattice QCD, the name for a
computational approach to understanding how quarks interact.
Imagine quarks placed at the interstices of a crystal-like
structure. Then let the quarks interact with each other via the
exchange of gluons along the links between the quarks. The gluons
are the designated carriers of the strong nuclear force under the
general auspices of the theory called quantum chromodynamics (QCD).
From this sort of framework the mass of the known hadrons
(quark-containing composite particles such as mesons and baryons)
can be calculated. Until recently, however, the calculations were
marred by a crude approximation. A big improvement came only in
2003, when uncertainties in mass predictions went from the 10% level
to the 2% level (see Davies et al., Physical Review Letters, 16
January 2004). The mass of the proton, for example, could be
calculated within a few percent of the actual value. Progress has
come from a better treatment of the light quarks and from greater
computer power. Together the improvements provide the researchers
with a realistic treatment of the "sea quarks," the virtual
quarks whose ephemeral presence has a noticeable influence over the
"valence" quarks that are considered the nominal constituents of a
hadron. A proton, for example, is said to consist of three valence
quarks---two up quarks and one down quark---plus a myriad of sea
quarks that momentarily pop into existence in pairs. Now, for the
first time, the mass of a hadron has been predicted with lattice
QCD. Andreas Kronfeld (ask@fnal.gov, 630-840-3753) and his
colleagues at Fermilab, Glasgow University, and Ohio State report a
mass calculation for the charmed B meson (Bc, for short, consisting
of an anti-bottom quark and a charmed quark). The value they
predict is 6304 +/- 20 MeV---the remarkable precision stems not only
from the improvements discussed above, but also from the
researchers' methods for treating heavy quarks. A few days after
they submitted their Letter for publication, the first good
experimental measurement of the same particle was announced 6287 +/-
5 MeV. This successful confirmation is exciting, because it
bolsters confidence that lattice QCD can be used to calculate many
other properties of hadrons. (Allison et al., Physical Review
Letters,6 May 2005, Lattice QCD website at http://lqcd.fnal.gov/ )


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 07:20 PM

Gee, that's exactly how Curly, the Designated Drunk of the Idaho Legion, reproduces. Or would, if he hadn't lost parts of his anatomy the last time he tried.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 12 May 05 - 07:11 PM

I thought I pickled that damn squid last Christmas.....
So how do squid reproduce you ask? I shall tell you...

~ WARNING~
This may not be suitable for certain persons with weak hearts, stomachs, ankles or hair folicles. ~

First they usually meet at a sand bar.
The Ink Spots tune, 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore' playing on the junk of the sea box-
Unless pheromones are involved (squid perfumes), both male and female (or male/male and female/female) probably just bump into each other in the dark. After a moment of panic, sixteen arms and four tentacles entangle and the giants go beak to beak.

The relatively long terminal organ (penis) of a mature male is almost the length of its mantle, from which it projects freely, through the funnel, for a considerable portion of the organ's length. Species with such long organs presumably use them directly to implant spermatophores hydraulically into the female, and as a rule lack modification of either ventral arm (hectocotylus) for spermatophore transfer. Architeuthis lacks a hectocotylus.

His metre+-long penis presumably injects numerous spermatophores directly into the female's arms. The two animals then separate, the male swimming away, probably a bit beat up (possibly having lost parts of his arms and tentacles in the violent struggle, but none the wiser likely repeats this affair with another female (should the opportunity arise). His spermatophores remain embedded in each female's arms - possibly burrowing even deeper into their flesh.

Copulation is likely to accelerate maturity of the female. Eggs soon funnel from her large, terminally positioned ovary into long, convoluted proximal oviducts. From here they advance to the oviducal glands, structures that secrete to the egg chemicals that, amongst other things, initiate sperm activation and attraction. Passing from these glands the eggs would discharge from the distal oviduct, possibly in strings, directly into the female mantle cavity. The nidamental glands would then secrete vast amounts of jelly, probably almost entirely filling her mantle cavity. This jelly binds with discharging eggs, and like a cement mixer, her mantle probably rhythmically contracts and relaxes, thoroughly mixing them. Shortly afterwards this mass of jelly and egg would be extruded through her funnel, and a sphere-like egg mass of ~half-a-metre in diameter would be released. This mass would then be taken into her arms where she would cradle it as it absorbed seawater and increases in size (possibly to two-or-so metres diameter).

The problem has always been how to get the sperm (embedded in the arms) to the eggs (embedded in the jelly/egg mass). One solution is proposed here (but this is guess work). While she cradles this mass in her arms, chemicals released from the jelly activate the spermatophores embedded into her arms. These 10-cm long parasite-like spermatophores then would migrate through her flesh to the arm surface, their ends would rupture and sperm would be discharged directly to the face of the egg mass. Frenzied by the chemical cues given off by the eggs, the sperm migrate through the jelly to individual eggs and fertilisation ensues. The egg mass would then be released by the female and drift away in the current. (The alternative is to having fertilisation occurring within her mantle. This would, however, necessitate either the spermatophores or the sperm to actively migrate from the arms to the mantle cavity. To date no spermatophore has been observed in any of the mantle cavity, proximal or distal oviduct, or oviducal gland of any dissected female. Moreover, it is quite unlikely that individual sperm could travel this distance. Cradling the egg mass in the arms seems the most plausible way for sperm to be exposed to the egg.)


Now aren't you glad you asked?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 May 05 - 06:19 PM

Calamari for all in the Tavern--get it while it's hot!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 May 05 - 12:33 PM

feghoot about it


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 05 - 11:05 AM

it's a feghoot! Wow! I thought they were extinct!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:57 AM

Sorry, I forgot, Flamenco ted 'borrowed' it last time he was here after a '00. It's up to 27$ in three dollar bills, on Ebay at the moment...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:39 AM

I've got Alice cooper's "school of Rock"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:37 AM

Didn't we have that old neutron star lying about round here somewhere? That should be dense enough.


Neutron tide- Arthur C Clerk

"In deference to the next of kin," Commander Cummerbund explained with morbid relish, "the full story of the super-cruiser 'Flatbush's' last mission has never been fully revealed. You know, of course, that she was lost during the war against the Mucoids."

We all shuddered. Even now, the very name of the gelatinous monsters who had come slurping Earthward from the general direction of the Coal Sack aroused vomitive memories.

"I knew her skipper well -- Captain Karl van Rinderpest, hero of the final assault on the unspeakable, but not unshriekable, !!Yeetch."

He paused politely to let us unplug our ears and mop up our spilled drinks.

"'Flatbush' had just launched a salvo of probability inverters against the Mucoid home planet and was heading back toward deep space in formation with three destroyers -- the Russian 'Lieutenant Kizhe', the Israeli 'Chutzpah', and her Majesty's 'Insufferable'. They were still accelerating when a fantastically unlikely accident occurred. 'Flatbush' ran straight into the gravity well of a neutron star."

When our expressions of horror and incredulity had subsided, he continued gravely.

"Yes -- a sphere of ultimately condensed matter, only ten miles across, yet as massive as a sun -- and hence with a surface gravity one hundred billion times that of Earth.

"The other ships were lucky. They only skirted the outer fringe of the field and managed to escape, though their orbits were deflected almost a hundred and eighty degrees. But 'Flatbush', we calculated later, must have passed within a few dozen miles of that unthinkable concentration of mass and so experienced the full violence of its tidal forces.

"Now in any reasonable gravitational field -- even that of a White Dwarf, which may run up to a million Earth g's -- you just swing around the center of attraction and head on out into space again, without feeling a thing. At the closest point you could be accelerating at hundreds or thousands of g's -- but you're still in free fall, so there are no physical effects. Sorry if I'm laboring the obvious, but I realize that everyone here isn't technically orientated."

If this was intended as a crack at Fleet Paymaster General "Sticky Fingers" Geldclutch, he never noticed, being well into his fifth beaker of Martian Joy Juice.

"For a neutron star, however, this is no longer true. Near the center of mass the gravitational gradient -- that is, the rate at which the field changes with distance -- is so enormous that even across the width of a small body like a spaceship there can be a difference of a hundred thousand g's. I need hardly tell you what that sort of field can do to any material object.

"'Flatbush' must have been torn to pieces almost instantly, and the pieces themselves must have flowed like liquid during the few seconds they took to swing around the star. Then the fragments headed on out into space again.

"Months later a radar sweep by the Salvage Corps located some of the debris. I've seen it -- surrealistically shaped lumps of the toughest metals we possess twisted together like taffy. And there was only one item that could even be recognized -- it must have come from some unfortunate engineer's tool kit."

The Commander1s voice dropped almost to inaudibility, and he dashed away a manly tear.

"I really hate to say this." He sighed. "But the only identifiable fragment of the pride of the United States Space Navy was . . . one star-mangled spanner."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:07 AM

Google is not offering me muzzle-loaders. But it's no longer offering me CDs from Yes. It's offering CDs by Jon Anderson, lead singer for Yes, and Trevor Rabin, former guitarist for Yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:52 AM

Brown Bess- the Army musket 1700-1815

Though her sight was not long, and her weight was not small,
Yet her actions were winning, her languaghe was clear,
and everyone bowed as she opened the ball,
on the arm of some high gaiterd, grim grenadier.
Half of Europe admitted the striking success
Of the the dances and routes that were given by Brown Bess

....
And if ever we English had reson to bless
Any arm save our mother's, that arm is Brown Bess.

Now google is even offering us muzzle loaders to buy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:30 AM

No, you arsepie!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:26 AM

interesting that their hypothesis on levitation is based on the density rather then the mass of an object. Especially since finding objects that are denser then osmium isn't easy. However - finding objects of varying masses is rather simple.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:23 AM

No, FT. Go back into your closet.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:23 AM

Brown Bess? Brown Bess???!!???

The perhaps-legendary Tim Murphy and his double-barrelled rifle, perhaps. The Riflemen of Kentucky. The Whitworth rifle of the Civil War era. Billy Dixon and his Sharps at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls. Even the jezails of the Afghan passes.

Speak to me no more of Browm Bess.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 May 05 - 09:14 AM

Did somebody call?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:39 AM

Wehave pulled out of Washington. Once in the 1770's when the place was a useless swamp, and again in 1812, when we burnt the place for good measure.Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. But will you daft colonials take a hint? We can come and do it again if you like, and this time probably get support from the several states, and France. Lots of people in fact...

So she followed her Red-coats, whatever they did,
From the heighs of Quebec to the plains of Assaye,
From Gibralter to Acre, Cape Town and Madrid,
And nothing about her changed on the way;
(But most of the Empire which we now possess
Was won through the years with the old fashioned Brown Bess.)


Bunnhabhain


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:37 AM

But mostly, NO FLAMING TED!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:36 AM

And money. And fame. And groupies.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:36 AM

No, my sense of duty compells me. Duty, Honor, County, Booze -- that's my motto.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:35 AM

Should I not leave this onerous chore for others?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:34 AM

Why must I be the chosen one?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 May 05 - 08:34 AM

It's okay, Mom.

...And I will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of my hand.


And I won't even clap then, Mom!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 May 05 - 11:38 PM

...they could now levitate a hypothetical object with a density 15 times larger than that of the densest known material, osmium.

I beg to differ. The densest known material is the brain of a seventeen-year-old girl named Heather living in Redondo Beach, California.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 May 05 - 09:07 PM

Thought for the day:

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in
theater during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of
60 per 100,000. The rate in DC is 80.6 per 100,000.

That means that you are more likely to be shot and killed in our
Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in
the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington, D. C.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 May 05 - 08:24 PM

SCIENTISTS LEVITATE HEAVIEST ELEMENTS WITH HELP FROM COLD OXYGEN, May 11
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have successfully levitated diamond and some of the heaviest elements, including lead and platinum. Using liquid oxygen to increase the buoyancy created by a specially designed superconducting magnet, they could now levitate a hypothetical object with a density 15 times larger than that of the densest known material, osmium. This research is published today (11th May 2005) in the New Journal of Physics co-owned by the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (the German Physical Society).
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news4059.html

RESEARCHERS BUILD A ROBOT THAT CAN REPRODUCE, May 11
One of the dreams of both science fiction writers and practical robot builders has been realized, at least on a simple level: Cornell University researchers have created a machine that can build copies of itself.
Admittedly the machine is just a proof of concept -- it performs no useful function except to self-replicate -- but the basic principle could be extended to create robots that could replicate or at least repair themselves while working in space or in hazardous environments, according to Hod Lipson, Cornell assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and computing and information science, in whose lab the robots were built and tested.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news4055.html


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 11 May 05 - 08:10 PM

The squid had spotted an identical pair of bagpies in very short shirts, and has been trying to seduce them all evening.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 May 05 - 02:35 PM

Last I saw Alice was after the squid. Surely she isn't *that/ dangerous. or is she?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 May 05 - 02:26 PM

Or a giant squid. . . Hmmmm. Has anyone been over to check up on the folks at the tavern? Did the squid get fried via toaster shock in the hot tub, or did he escape (8-armed and dangerous) from that sticky situation he found himself in?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 11 May 05 - 02:02 PM

...was one of the things I was really good at.I could make it spin ten, fifteen, twenty times and catch it by the handle every time.

But 21 spins and you caught it in the head instead? Only a fred could suvive that...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Neal Cassady
Date: 11 May 05 - 02:00 PM

knock knock knock


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Jack Kerouac channeling Kesey
Date: 11 May 05 - 01:30 PM

Does one suppose it is mere coincidence that Dean Moriarty was a pseudonym for Neal Cassidy who was the guy who drove the bus of which Kesey said "You're either on the bus or off the bus." in The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test? Nah! No such thing as coincidence.

Well, Duh Glad you made the connection!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Neal Cassidy aka Dean Moriarty
Date: 11 May 05 - 11:51 AM

Bunn - Spinning a slegehammer in the air and catching it by the handle was one of the things I was really good at. I could make it spin ten, fifteen, twenty times and catch it by the handle every time. Never missed. Requires intense concentration and lightning reflexes. Not a pastime for the Flamenco Teds of the world.



WHOA!!! What in the fuck was that???


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