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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

gnu 06 Mar 12 - 01:19 PM
Amos 06 Mar 12 - 01:07 PM
Bill D 06 Mar 12 - 12:00 PM
Rapparee 06 Mar 12 - 10:45 AM
Amos 06 Mar 12 - 10:19 AM
Acme 06 Mar 12 - 01:14 AM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 06 Mar 12 - 01:04 AM
Amos 06 Mar 12 - 12:14 AM
Rapparee 05 Mar 12 - 09:23 PM
gnu 05 Mar 12 - 09:06 PM
Amos 05 Mar 12 - 08:18 PM
gnu 05 Mar 12 - 04:26 PM
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Amos 05 Mar 12 - 04:15 PM
gnu 05 Mar 12 - 02:19 PM
Rapparee 05 Mar 12 - 12:27 PM
Amos 05 Mar 12 - 11:01 AM
Rapparee 05 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM
Amos 05 Mar 12 - 09:21 AM
Acme 05 Mar 12 - 01:01 AM
Acme 05 Mar 12 - 12:28 AM
Rapparee 04 Mar 12 - 11:43 PM
Amos 04 Mar 12 - 11:30 PM
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gnu 04 Mar 12 - 05:49 PM
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Little Hawk 02 Mar 12 - 10:10 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 01:19 PM

Frisbeetarianism? I heard that one over 30 years ago. Some good ones in there. Thanks A.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 01:07 PM

The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are:

1. Coffee , n. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted , adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate , v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. esplanade , v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly , adj. Impotent.

6. Negligent , adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph , v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle , n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence , n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash , n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle , n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude , n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon , n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster , n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism , n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent , n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 12:00 PM

what flavor?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 10:45 AM

Mangez-vous mes shorts.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 10:19 AM

But we will not lack for talk,
Loud rebuffs and shallow squawk,
'Cuz we still have Little Hawk.
Backed with rhythm, on the bongo,
By the sociopathic Chongo.



Sorry, man. Didn't mean to leave you out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 01:14 AM

Slips into the living room and pulls the quilted comforter over MOM, where she fell asleep in the recliner, again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 01:04 AM

Tickle my guavas, latte'-boy.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 12:14 AM

Well, it says you said I was talking ragged, but that is obviously not true. Google does say "Eat my shorts" but I am going to decline. You look ugly enough with them on.


A


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

The Google translator is correct. Amos is not.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 09:06 PM

Well, Google translator said it was "Eat my shorts." I don't even know Pig Latin... don't even have the recipe. But my breaded fried pork chop recipe is deeeelicious. I prefer sirloin chops as I find they can be well cooked and still are tender while centre loin chops can sometimes be "touchy" to get juuuust right. Unfortunately, even though the sirloin are on sale at $2 a pound here, they are cut an inch thick or more... to get volume dollar sales I assume. Too thick for frying. Seriously... I saw some today that were close to 1.25". The nerve of the bastards!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 08:18 PM

I enjoy having them checked out but nopt by Rap. Or you either! :D And he didn't say shorts, I think. I dunno what he was trying to say. His Latin leaves something to be desired.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 04:26 PM

And, if your balls are black, you might wanna get that checked out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 04:24 PM

Oops... YOU to eat.

Well, "Eat my shorts." is a more common saying, as I understand it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 04:15 PM

ANd how would you know, Mister Gnu, which term I should have used?


:>)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 02:19 PM

Ahhh, A. My translator doesn't say Rap wants to eat his suspenders. And, didn't you mean "blue" instead of black?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 12:27 PM

1. Go get a goat.
2. Dump some olive oil and wine on it.
3. While you do that say, "This oil and wine washes away all my sins."
4. Drive the goat off into the wilderness and/or the MCRD (they're much the same).
5. Party like you're without sin. This gives you a chance to start sinning all over again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 11:01 AM

I have many things to thank you for, sir, but repentance for and forgiveness of my sins is not among them. Such burdens are tasks of great moment and gravity which I alone must bear.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM

I do far, far more than you think, Good Amos. Out here there are dragons to be slain, maidens to rescue, rings to toss into volcanoes, castles to besiege, naps to take, damsels in distress, and unicorns to barbecue. I spend my time in Doing Good For Others and Bringing Sinners To Repentance.

Actually, I shall be going into the desert and for a fortnight of fasting and prayer, praying for your repentance and the forgiveness of your manifold sins. You could at least thank me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 09:21 AM

Waidaminnit, waidaminnit. Somp'n sure is fishy. Da Rapp, who claims to be retired, now claims to be bound out on vacation. Well that don't add up, do it? See, retirement is not something you can take a vacation from. So there's information missin' here, see whad I mean? Mebbe it has to do with those two large-headed dudes in baggy suits who called on His Booqieness just the night before he announced his imminent departure, ya think?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 01:01 AM

You're so close, if you want to swing by Texas on your vacation, Rap, just give me a call. It's only a 12-hour drive out of your way. I in the book. You know what town to enter, along with the name. I've love to see you guys. We have room, and can give you a Grand Tour.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 12:28 AM

Wow! I'm not even on the last page. Been busy hunting out miscreants who probably never check the MOAB thread for references to their evil-doing, and been busy getting over this cold.

Keep the course steady, and look out for the freds. They have given up on Mars, I hear, and are looking exclusively at the Blue Planet for their DNA/RNA fix. Keep your heads up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:43 PM

I'm educated and educated too well, so I can read little Latin and less Greek. Amos' last sentence (which out of decency I shan't translate) would once have gotten him run through without the benefit of a formal duel OR clergy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:30 PM

Sadly I realize I must send Rapparee my apologies to demonstrate the correct attitude; the last witless couplets I wrote were entirely uncalled for. And, I should add,
Combibo meus amplus niger spheres , vos nequam filius vilis Cupiditasi increbresco exigo.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:25 PM

Rapparee has invited me to eat his suspenders, and threatens to exercise horrible things on me because I know so little. Ah, woe is me, that the wrath of such an erudite sop-wit should fall upon me. By the grace of our Mom, I swear I shall ne'er offend him again, but shall study hard to learn him in the ways of humility and thus defuse all offense.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 10:47 PM

It is, it is. And Amos knows it's true.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 10:24 PM

Gee... that sounds horridulum.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 09:41 PM

Amos, vescere bracis meis. Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditiones habes, sed tum podem extulit horridulum.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 07:48 PM

Heeeheeeeheeee!!
THere goes Rapparee!
With a hasty explanation
(Something about a vacation)
Turns and beats his little feet
In a hasty, grim retreat.
Too much banter, too much guff
Made him lose his vaunted stuff
So he turned the volume louder,
Turned and took himself a powduh.

Making tracks like desert thunder
Rapp is off for over yonduh.
Sad, that he our day should sweeten
By this zealous quick retreatin'
As though he felt he'd been beaten!
But we will not lack for talk,
Loud rebuffs and shallow squawk,
'Cuz we still have Little Hawk.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 07:28 PM

Bonnie voyage and enjoy!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 07:00 PM

Well, that's it. That's the final straw. I'm leaving.



















For vacation. Two weeks in AZ, NM, southern UT, CO. I'll be around, but I'm outa HERE for two weeks or so starting tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 05:49 PM

I am in the buff.

Sorry about that. Have a good evening... if you can.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 05:24 PM

I can't believe I have been hard at work untangling unnecessary confusion all the day and here it is 2:30 PST and no-one has bothered to uplift our Mom with a sparkling insight or a scintillating rebuff. That faux-McGonagle rap really put a damper on the vibes around here, man.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:30 AM

That's almost as pathetic, strained, and far-fetched as an original MacGonagle, Rapp. Not quite, but close. It has the same fine earmarks of craft abuse which flag his finest work for instant ignominy.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 10:39 PM

I'm walking along that old, old trail
Looking for a piece of tail.
I shot a rabbit, but oh dear!
I never thought that it was near
The drop into the canyon deep
So carefully down there I did creep
To find the rabbit down there, dead
But missing fur from its puffy head
But then it was explained to me
That the ears are where I thought the tail to be
And as I wanted all the pelt
(To sell it for some filthy gelt)
So now I search this old, old trail
For that missing piece of tail.
         --Patrick Terrence Seamus Macgonagle
          Lyics for Grandpa (Dundee: Cork Press, 1894)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 03:24 PM

I too, rose before the sun,
And shortly, had my work begun.
And firmly turned my aching back
On pillows soft at dawn's first crack.
But started on my labors dirty
While still the clock read Oh-Gawd-thirty.
And now, although tis barely noon.
I have my instruments well-tuned
And filled the car and shopped for food,
And written something fairly good.
And as my afternoon's near free,
Except for someone phoning me,
I do expect my luck to bide,
To go to bed full satisfied
And picking dream-made gentle flowers,
Reflect upon productive hours.

Allison Weatherbee Machree
McGonagle Rebutted and Other Poems
Raritan, NJ, 1954


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 01:25 PM

I woke at the crack of dawn. Stuffed the crack. Went back to bed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 10:14 AM

Awaken, everyone! It's time to cringe from another day!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 09:28 PM

Channel Firing

    That night your great guns, unawares,
    Shook all our coffins as we lay,
    And broke the chancel window-squares,
    We thought it was the Judgment-day

    And sat upright. While drearisome
    Arose the howl of wakened hounds:
    The mouse let fall the altar-crumb,
    The worms drew back into the mounds,

    The glebe cow drooled. Till God called, "No;
    It's gunnery practise out at sea
    Just as before you went below;
    The world is as it used to be:

    "And all nations striving strong to make
    Red war yet redder. Mad as hatters
    They do no more for Christés sake
    Than you who are helpless in such matters.

    "That this is not the judgement-hour
    For some of them's a blessed thing,
    For if it were they'd have to scour
    Hell's floor for so much threatening. . . .

    "Ha, ha. It will be warmer when
    I blow the trumpet (if indeed
    I ever do; for you are men,
    And rest eternal sorely need)."

    So down we lay again. "I wonder,
    Will the world ever saner be,"
    Said one, 'than when He sent us under
    In our indifferent century!"

    And many a skeleton shook his head.
    "Instead of preaching forty year,"
    My neighbour Parson Thirdly said,
    "I wish I had stuck to pipes and beer."

    Again the guns disturbed the hour,
    Roaring their readiness to avenge,
    As far inland as Stourton Tower,
    And Camelot, and starlit Stonehenge.


                --Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 07:04 PM

And to you, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 03:55 PM

You totally overlooked the fact that you corrected your misspelling when next you wrote the name, Rapp. And, also, that being a kind and lenient fellow, overflowing with spiritual generosity and benevolence, I forgive people their errors rather than harping and bully-ragging and carrying on about them, especially when I can see they are struggling to mend their ways. This proclivity to project one's own flaws on others, in order to hide them in oneself, is surely not a mature or insightful pattern of conduct even for a man so steeped in bookly lore as yourself.


Picoboo to you!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 03:01 PM

Amos, you totally ignore the fact that I misspelled Housman as "Houseman."

Poor old Amos. He's gettin' a tad slow and forgetful, but Mom sort of loves him anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 02:45 PM

"Apple's wealth was built on brilliant PR..." CBC Radio One did an amazing docu on Jobs. It was fascinating to hear of all the PR he orchestrated beyond being a genius that started with a pittance of coin in a garage and turned it into billions "overnight". The fact that he kept telling one advertising agency that he wanted "something different" from them for OVER a year but wouldn't give them any clues. Sheer genius when he had a full page ad in Rolling Stone Mag... "Welcome IBM" with the apple logo... what a stroke (yes, a double)! And more, including the "obit" ad in that same mag "Steeve Job's Legacy, February 24, 1955 - " What a sendoff ad! Sheer marketing genius!

Truly a genius who changed the course of history... in a garage.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 01:20 PM

I do apologize. I meant, of course, that Housman is better than McGonagle. Needless to say a simple typographical error has thrown Rapparee into fits of glee, paroxysms of unmoored guffawing. It is clear the deep end of the pool into which he has thrown himself is not the gene pool. It might be the cess pool, I suppose.

MOM, Mom:

It is a well known and reliable datum in ectoplasm research that the standard fault lines inherent in a typical spiritual visitor (or "hant") are such that when shattered (such as by a sudden shock, introduction to a crucifix, or capturing by a Ghostbuster ectoplasmic ray tractor-beam) the average ectoplasmic construct shatters in to 10^12 parts.

Each of these parts still shares certain characteristics of the original construct, including the well known ectoplasmic vocalization impulse. However it will be appreciated that the magnitude of the individual part is dramatically reduced, being only 1x10^-12 of the original ectoplasmic construct. Therefore the capacity for vocalization is proportionately lower in amplitude and higher in frequency.

This sound, which can only be detected by specialized equipment sold only to licensed ectoplasmic researchers, is known as the picoboo.

I'll get me hat.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 10:10 AM

LOL! I love it when he stalks away, Rap, nose in the air and a disgusted grimace on his face, clutching his skirts to himself like a Victorian maiden aunt who has been deeply offended by some gauche remark uttered by a social inferior...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 10:02 AM

Housman is better than Housman? Something is better than itself?

LH, Amos has finally and irrevocably slipped into the deep end of the pool. We could do worse than name The Contest after him:

The Amos Award

"Did you see what she almost wore to to the Amoses last night??"

"On the brown carpet now is one of the world's most beloved po8s...."

"Bob, did you hear THAT? Bob? Oh, he's throwing up. I guess he heard it...."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 09:49 AM

Hmmph. A man cut from your own cloth, all wrapped in delusion, and full of sound, like a trumpet in a bag.

I shall not deign to measure myself by such a sodden, broken stick.

Your Housman poem, good Rapp, I have known long since but it was delight to revisit it. He is better than Housman.

Somewhere in the Mudcat Poetry thread there is a poem concerning a War on Poets, which I recommend to your inspiration.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Mar 12 - 11:34 PM

I cannot fathom how you can so completely misconstrue what I am saying about MacGonagall, Amos. It baffles me.

MacGonagall did NOT believe his poetry was mediocre! He fully believed that he was the greatest poet of his century. He had absolute confidence in the supposed brilliance of his own work, and that was what drove him on, even when his working class peers jeered him, laughed, and threw fruits and vegetables at him in the public houses where he usually performed.

He felt that they were simply too ignorant of great art to appreciate what he had to offer! "pearls before swine", he must have thought. The rich people were more subtle. They would invite him for humorous purposes only to recite his poetry, and pretend to be fascinated by it. MacGonagall drank it up, feeling that the well-to-do WERE capable of recognizing his greatness. He sent numerous volumes of his work to Queen Victoria, expecting to soon be summoned to her side and receive a knighthood. He received no response from her. Undaunted, he walked all the way from Edinborough to her country manor and presented himself to the guards at the gate. I believe he expected to become "The Queen's Poet" and probably live amongst the royals on a regular basis. The guards turned him away.

He walked back to Edinborough, still fully believing that only ignorant underlyings stood in his way, and that one day his genius would be the toast of the Empire.

You see, Amos, you completely misunderstood my meaning. MacGonagall thought his work was brilliant! The rich who invited him thought it was hilariously bad, absolutely worthless tripe...and THAT's why they invited him...to amuse their dinner guests...but they didn't tell HIM what they were really thinking. So he enjoyed the occasion...and so did they. That's a win-win situation, even if it is a little sad.

MacGonagall lived and died believing that he was the greatest poet of his time. One can only admire his unshakable faith in the face of adverse fortune and an almost complete lack of poetic ability.

Here's a brief and striking bit of MacGonagall verse:

"On the hill stands a coo    (cow)
But it's not there...it's awa' noo"    (now)

Positively zenlike! The man may have been a Master. ;-D

Got it now?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Mar 12 - 10:37 PM

Amos, Houseman replied before you were even thought of:

'TERENCE, this is stupid stuff        
You eat your victuals fast enough;        
There can't be much amiss, 'tis clear,        
To see the rate you drink your beer.        
But oh, good Lord, the verse you make,              
It gives a chap the belly-ache.        
The cow, the old cow, she is dead;        
It sleeps well, the horned head:        
We poor lads, 'tis our turn now        
To hear such tunes as killed the cow.              
Pretty friendship 'tis to rhyme        
Your friends to death before their time        
Moping melancholy mad:        
Come, pipe a tune to dance to, lad.'        

Why, if 'tis dancing you would be,              
There's brisker pipes than poetry.        
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,        
Or why was Burton built on Trent?        
Oh many a peer of England brews        
Livelier liquor than the Muse,              
And malt does more than Milton can        
To justify God's ways to man.        
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink        
For fellows whom it hurts to think:        
Look into the pewter pot              
To see the world as the world's not.        
And faith, 'tis pleasant till 'tis past:        
The mischief is that 'twill not last.        
Oh I have been to Ludlow fair        
And left my necktie God knows where,              
And carried half way home, or near,        
Pints and quarts of Ludlow beer:        
Then the world seemed none so bad,        
And I myself a sterling lad;        
And down in lovely muck I've lain,              
Happy till I woke again.        
Then I saw the morning sky:        
Heigho, the tale was all a lie;        
The world, it was the old world yet,        
I was I, my things were wet,              
And nothing now remained to do        
But begin the game anew.        

Therefore, since the world has still        
Much good, but much less good than ill,        
And while the sun and moon endure              
Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,        
I'd face it as a wise man would,        
And train for ill and not for good.        
'Tis true, the stuff I bring for sale        
Is not so brisk a brew as ale:              
Out of a stem that scored the hand        
I wrung it in a weary land.        
But take it: if the smack is sour,        
The better for the embittered hour;        
It should do good to heart and head              
When your soul is in my soul's stead;        
And I will friend you, if I may,        
In the dark and cloudy day.        

There was a king reigned in the East:        
There, when kings will sit to feast,              
They get their fill before they think        
With poisoned meat and poisoned drink.        
He gathered all the springs to birth        
From the many-venomed earth;        
First a little, thence to more,              
He sampled all her killing store;        
And easy, smiling, seasoned sound,        
Sate the king when healths went round.        
They put arsenic in his meat        
And stared aghast to watch him eat;              
They poured strychnine in his cup        
And shook to see him drink it up:        
They shook, they stared as white's their shirt:        
Them it was their poison hurt.        
—I tell the tale that I heard told.              
Mithridates, he died old.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Mar 12 - 09:46 PM

You are splitting hairs, with a sushi knife you ordered from a late-night TV advertorial, I am sure. Apple's wealth was built on brilliant PR and product quality and design genius. Everybody knows that.

The only art to be found in bad art is when it serves to shock the user into coming to his senses about the difference. McGonagle does have that effect, I admit it. Nothing brings home the meaning of "bad" verse like his rhapsodic drool about the silv'ry Tay.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Mar 12 - 07:18 PM

So...Apple Computers, which is one of the richest companies in the world, came from schlock.

I think such an award is needed and necessary, IF the resulting poesy isn't deliberately written to be bad. There used to be a "World's Worst Quilt" contest, but people started deliberately making awful quilts so it was discontinued.

There is an art in bad art.


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