Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeetta

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121] [122] [123] [124] [125] [126] [127] [128] [129] [130] [131] [132] [133] [134] [135] [136] [137] [138] [139] [140] [141] [142] [143] [144] [145] [146] [147] [148] [149] [150] [151] [152] [153] [154] [155] [156] [157] [158] [159] [160] [161] [162] [163] [164] [165] [166] [167] [168] [169] [170] [171] [172] [173] [174] [175] [176] [177] [178] [179] [180] [181] [182] [183] [184] [185] [186] [187] [188] [189] [190] [191] [192] [193] [194] [195] [196] [197] [198] [199] [200] [201] [202] [203] [204] [205] [206] [207] [208] [209] [210] [211] [212] [213] [214] [215] [216] [217] [218] [219] [220] [221] [222] [223] [224] [225] [226] [227] [228] [229] [230] [231] [232] [233] [234] [235] [236] [237] [238] [239] [240] [241] [242] [243] [244] [245] [246] [247] [248] [249] [250] [251] [252] [253] [254] [255] [256] [257] [258] [259] [260] [261] [262] [263] [264] [265] [266] [267] [268] [269] [270] [271] [272] [273] [274] [275] [276] [277] [278] [279] [280] [281] [282] [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288] [289] [290] [291] [292] [293] [294] [295] [296] [297] [298] [299] [300] [301] [302] [303] [304] [305] [306] [307] [308] [309] [310] [311] [312] [313] [314] [315] [316] [317] [318] [319] [320] [321] [322] [323] [324] [325] [326] [327] [328] [329] [330] [331] [332] [333] [334] [335] [336] [337] [338] [339] [340] [341] [342] [343] [344] [345] [346] [347] [348] [349] [350] [351] [352] [353] [354] [355] [356] [357] [358] [359] [360] [361] [362] [363] [364] [365] [366] [367] [368] [369] [370] [371] [372] [373] [374] [375] [376] [377] [378] [379] [380] [381] [382] [383] [384] [385] [386] [387] [388] [389] [390] [391] [392] [393] [394] [395] [396] [397] [398] [399] [400] [401] [402] [403] [404] [405] [406] [407] [408] [409] [410] [411] [412] [413] [414] [415] [416] [417] [418] [419] [420] [421] [422] [423] [424] [425] [426] [427] [428] [429] [430] [431] [432] [433] [434] [435] [436] [437] [438] [439] [440] [441] [442] [443] [444] [445] [446] [447] [448] [449] [450] [451] [452] [453] [454] [455] [456] [457] [458] [459] [460] [461] [462] [463] [464] [465] [466] [467] [468] [469] [470] [471] [472] [473] [474] [475] [476] [477] [478] [479] [480] [481] [482] [483] [484] [485] [486] [487] [488] [489] [490] [491] [492] [493] [494] [495] [496] [497] [498] [499] [500] [501] [502] [503] [504] [505] [506] [507] [508] [509] [510] [511] [512] [513] [514] [515] [516] [517] [518] [519] [520] [521] [522] [523] [524] [525] [526] [527] [528] [529] [530] [531] [532] [533] [534] [535] [536] [537] [538] [539] [540] [541] [542] [543] [544] [545] [546] [547] [548] [549] [550] [551] [552] [553] [554] [555] [556] [557] [558] [559] [560] [561] [562] [563] [564] [565] [566] [567] [568] [569] [570] [571] [572] [573] [574] [575] [576] [577] [578] [579] [580] [581] [582] [583] [584] [585] [586] [587] [588] [589] [590] [591] [592] [593] [594] [595] [596] [597] [598] [599] [600] [601] [602] [603] [604] [605] [606] [607] [608] [609] [610] [611] [612] [613] [614] [615] [616] [617] [618] [619] [620] [621] [622] [623] [624] [625] [626] [627] [628] [629] [630] [631] [632] [633] [634] [635] [636] [637] [638] [639] [640] [641] [642] [643] [644] [645] [646] [647] [648] [649] [650] [651] [652] [653] [654] [655] [656] [657] [658] [659] [660] [661] [662] [663] [664] [665] [666] [667] [668] [669] [670] [671] [672] [673] [674] [675] [676] [677] [678] [679] [680] [681] [682] [683] [684] [685] [686] [687] [688] [689] [690] [691] [692] [693] [694] [695] [696] [697] [698] [699] [700] [701] [702] [703] [704] [705] [706] [707] [708] [709] [710] [711] [712] [713] [714] [715] [716] [717] [718] [719] [720] [721] [722] [723] [724] [725] [726] [727] [728] [729] [730] [731] [732] [733] [734] [735] [736] [737] [738] [739] [740] [741] [742] [743] [744] [745] [746] [747] [748] [749] [750] [751] [752] [753] [754] [755] [756] [757] [758] [759] [760] [761] [762] [763] [764] [765] [766] [767] [768] [769] [770] [771] [772] [773] [774] [775] [776] [777] [778] [779] [780] [781] [782] [783] [784] [785] [786] [787] [788] [789] [790] [791] [792] [793] [794] [795] [796] [797] [798] [799] [800] [801] [802] [803] [804] [805] [806] [807] [808] [809] [810] [811] [812] [813] [814] [815] [816] [817] [818] [819] [820] [821] [822] [823] [824] [825] [826] [827] [828] [829] [830] [831] [832] [833] [834] [835] [836] [837] [838] [839] [840] [841] [842] [843] [844] [845] [846] [847] [848] [849] [850] [851] [852] [853] [854] [855] [856] [857] [858] [859] [860] [861] [862] [863] [864] [865] [866] [867] [868] [869] [870] [871] [872] [873] [874] [875] [876] [877] [878] [879] [880] [881] [882] [883] [884] [885] [886] [887] [888] [889] [890] [891] [892] [893] [894] [895] [896] [897] [898] [899] [900] [901] [902] [903] [904] [905] [906] [907] [908] [909] [910] [911] [912] [913] [914] [915] [916] [917] [918] [919] [920] [921] [922] [923] [924] [925] [926] [927] [928] [929] [930] [931] [932] [933] [934] [935] [936] [937] [938] [939] [940] [941] [942] [943] [944] [945] [946] [947] [948] [949] [950] [951] [952] [953] [954] [955] [956] [957] [958] [959] [960] [961] [962] [963] [964] [965] [966] [967] [968] [969] [970] [971] [972] [973] [974] [975] [976] [977] [978] [979] [980] [981] [982] [983] [984] [985] [986] [987] [988] [989] [990] [991] [992] [993] [994] [995] [996] [997] [998] [999] [1000] [1001] [1002] [1003] [1004] [1005] [1006] [1007] [1008] [1009] [1010] [1011] [1012] [1013] [1014] [1015] [1016] [1017] [1018] [1019] [1020] [1021] [1022] [1023] [1024] [1025] [1026] [1027] [1028] [1029] [1030] [1031] [1032] [1033] [1034] [1035] [1036] [1037] [1038] [1039] [1040] [1041] [1042] [1043] [1044] [1045] [1046] [1047] [1048] [1049] [1050] [1051] [1052] [1053] [1054] [1055] [1056] [1057] [1058] [1059] [1060] [1061] [1062] [1063] [1064] [1065] [1066] [1067] [1068] [1069] [1070] [1071] [1072] [1073] [1074] [1075] [1076] [1077] [1078] [1079] [1080] [1081] [1082] [1083] [1084] [1085] [1086] [1087] [1088] [1089] [1090] [1091] [1092] [1093] [1094] [1095] [1096] [1097] [1098] [1099] [1100] [1101] [1102] [1103] [1104] [1105] [1106] [1107] [1108] [1109] [1110] [1111] [1112] [1113] [1114] [1115] [1116] [1117] [1118] [1119] [1120] [1121] [1122] [1123] [1124] [1125] [1126] [1127] [1128] [1129] [1130] [1131] [1132]


BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 30 Oct 05 - 09:40 PM
Acme 30 Oct 05 - 01:34 PM
rumanci 30 Oct 05 - 12:50 PM
Amos 30 Oct 05 - 12:32 PM
Amos 29 Oct 05 - 10:37 PM
Amos 29 Oct 05 - 10:20 PM
GUEST,Melpp (pronounced "Mee-LIP") 29 Oct 05 - 09:04 PM
Rapparee 29 Oct 05 - 04:15 PM
Amos 29 Oct 05 - 12:20 PM
Rapparee 29 Oct 05 - 09:32 AM
Amos 29 Oct 05 - 03:59 AM
Rapparee 28 Oct 05 - 10:16 PM
Rapparee 28 Oct 05 - 03:22 PM
Acme 28 Oct 05 - 03:16 PM
Bunnahabhain 28 Oct 05 - 03:08 PM
MMario 28 Oct 05 - 02:02 PM
Rapparee 28 Oct 05 - 01:36 PM
MMario 28 Oct 05 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,Melpp (pronounced "Mee-LIP") 28 Oct 05 - 01:28 PM
Amos 28 Oct 05 - 01:18 PM
MMario 28 Oct 05 - 01:04 PM
Rapparee 28 Oct 05 - 12:52 PM
MMario 28 Oct 05 - 12:31 PM
Acme 28 Oct 05 - 12:13 PM
Rapparee 28 Oct 05 - 11:43 AM
Amos 27 Oct 05 - 02:03 PM
Rapparee 27 Oct 05 - 09:13 AM
Amos 27 Oct 05 - 07:46 AM
Bunnahabhain 27 Oct 05 - 06:00 AM
Acme 27 Oct 05 - 12:06 AM
Rapparee 26 Oct 05 - 09:15 PM
Amos 26 Oct 05 - 08:42 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 07:44 PM
Rapparee 26 Oct 05 - 07:06 PM
Amos 26 Oct 05 - 07:00 PM
Bunnahabhain 26 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM
Rapparee 26 Oct 05 - 06:00 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 05:26 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 05:22 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 05:22 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM
MMario 26 Oct 05 - 03:57 PM
Rapparee 26 Oct 05 - 03:50 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 03:46 PM
Amos 26 Oct 05 - 02:01 PM
Acme 26 Oct 05 - 12:34 PM
Rapparee 25 Oct 05 - 08:22 PM
Amos 25 Oct 05 - 04:37 PM
Rapparee 25 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM
MMario 25 Oct 05 - 01:38 PM
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:






Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 09:40 PM

Sorry I wasn't around earlier today, Mom, but I was off exploring the Curlew National Grassland.

Really.

And no, Amos, it wasn't THAT kind of grass! The very idea! Humph! Now Mom knows where where YOUR mind is at!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 01:34 PM

Isn't that nice--catch and release even though it was a record-breaker!

Sorry I wasn't around yesterday, Mom. I was painting a cabinet. Looks real nice now, in the livingroom with the kids' computer stuff on it. Now I can have my library table back.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: rumanci
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:50 PM

From A Child's Garden of Bullshit



OH NO !!


May I throw a quoit into the ring ?
How contrary doth that seem ?
Not at all Merry
sigh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 12:32 PM

Ah, woe, ah, woe
My Mom is feeling l0ow.
Ah, then, ah, then,
Go pull her up again.
Bu why, but why?
To make your Mother high.
How so? How so?
It's the only way to go.
Oh, say! Oh, say!
It is the MOAB way.


From A Child's Garden of Bullshit
By B.S. Masters
Wan, Peaked and Chilled, pubs.
Buffalo, 1939


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:37 PM

Mom:

I know you worry about the kind of company we bring home and who we hang around with.

Just so you know, the Mudcat has very respectable European forebears. Here's a photo of one of them with Rapaire and Bunn.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 10:20 PM

Funny, you sound just like them -- are you sure they didn't pull a switcheroo on you?


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Melpp (pronounced "Mee-LIP")
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:04 PM

We have taken Washington, DC. Our allies, freds, have captured a Jena Bush and her female cognate; freds will utilize the captives genetic material to correct a recent mutation problem. We have taken over the brains of your leaders.

You would do well to surrender your planet. We will be merciful if you do.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 04:15 PM

Well, there's not much going on at the gun battery, so I came home. Besides, it's raining and everyone knows that Mars doesn't attack in the rain.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 12:20 PM

The animal kingdom is also going wonky on us:

FOURTEEN LITTLE PIGS CLONED IN ITALY, October 28
Italian scientist Cesare Galli has succeeded in cloning 14 piglets following earlier successes with a bull and a horse, the Ansa news agency said Friday.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news7661.html

ASTHMATIC CATS MAY BE ALLERGIC TO PEOPLE, October 27
Cats have long been blamed for causing human health problems, but now Scottish veterinarians say they've found humans can cause asthma attacks in cats.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news7654.html

I suppose cats only get asthma from humans who have uncooperative attitudes.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:32 AM

I've been assigned as loader for the 175mm Quaker cannons, Battery B, Firebase Alferd Packer. My job is to make sure that there is sufficent ammunition for the gunners and to make sure that they are loaded all the time.

War With Mars Is Hell.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 03:59 AM

Acting all rarified are ye, old buddy? Thin bue blood goin' to yer head? Never mind, I'll see she gets to the top safely.

Sorry yer so busy!!


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 10:16 PM

Doggone it Mom! If you want to go slumming down at the bottom of the list at least get someone who's familiar with the slums to go with you. Someone like Amos.

I'm going to be pretty busy this weekend, what with the Martian Invasion and all.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 03:22 PM

Sereant Major Minor informs me that Colonel Suh has, with consent of General Panneck, decided that the Legion will remain at their posts and fight off the coming Martian Attack. Already the torpedo tubes have been loaded and real ammunition has been issued to those thought capable of handling it.

Colonel Suh has also noted that as soon as the Martians are defeated she will issue orders to "ride like the wind" for Upstate New York to "capture, hogtie, and bring to justice the entity which calls itself M (for Martian) Mario" on charges of barretry, flotsam, feme sole, petit treason, grand mal, indecent disclosure, and aiding and abetting. "Capture him, hang him, and convict him," her order reads. "Be like John Wayne toilet paper and don't take no shit off nobody."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 03:16 PM

Even if they are too far off to get here on Saturday I hope they'll at least wave. I'll head out to the driveway to set up my nice big telescope and take a peek. Tell them to wave in the general direction of Texas, MMario, if you're in touch with them. They won't be able to see my house because I'll turn off the porch light to use the telescope.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 03:08 PM

So we're to expect an orbital bombardment of Generic Viagra? Once that gets into the enviroment, Gluon will be a real handful...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 02:02 PM

Rap's just jealous because *I've* got a Silent 'M'.

I know I don't have to fear the Idaho Legionaires as long as I am protected by my Tuxedo Panther and the Ferocious Pomaranion of Doom - both of whom I will be seeing tonight.

BTW - doubt the Martians will get here tomorrow - they are further off then they think they are - they've been relying on internet spam messages for their news updates again.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:36 PM

NOW you've done it, MMario! But we'll have to deal with you later, I guess, if the Martians are going to attack tomorrow.

I'm going out now to tell the Legion about the Martians and MMar...wait a minute! "Mario" is a perfectly good name, but that additional "M" -- could it be for "Martian"? "Martian Mario" would make sense!

The Legion will decide whether or not to ride immediately against Martian Mario or stay here and defend our beloved turf against the Martian invaders and THEN ride against Martian Mario.

Sure glad I'm not the Legion commander. What a decision to make!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:34 PM

pish-posh Amos! What can the Idaho Legion threaten me with? I've already survived the SINSULL and her Loony Lady Lackeys.

hey Melpp? Who told you Mars was gonna be close? It's been a lot closer before....Bet it was the freds told you, wasn't it?

oh - you gonna regret giving THEM a lift! Hoo-boyo, yes you are. the only worse thing might be if you had a ralf or two hanging around.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Melpp (pronounced "Mee-LIP")
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:28 PM

I thought that it would be sporting to tell you that since your planet, which you call "Urth," and my planet, which you call "Marz," will be far closer tomorrow than usual, we'll be coming over to visit.

Well, specifically, we'll be coming over to hunt down all of you and take your planet for our own. Yes, yes, it has all that water and oxygen, but we can deal with pollution issues.

Thought that if you were forewarned the hunting might be more interesting.

Thanks.

Oh, I almost forgot. The freds will be with us.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:18 PM

wOOOOEEEE, mm, YOU done stirred up a MESS o'trubble, boy; them Legionaires are a-gonna ride down to your house and infect all your blankets with Legionaire's Disease, see if they don't!! LO



A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:04 PM

oh - like Mom isn't perfectly adult and capable of making her own decisions? She didn't get to be over 9800 posts without "larnin' a thang er two" y'know.

Ever think maybe she wants a rest? A quiet day without having to jump up any time we want her attention? Huh? Ever think of giving Mom a chance to sit down, relax and enjoy herself for a change?

No!

No wonder she likes Amos best.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:52 PM

Mom is NOT to go down to the end of list if she don't go down with me (or someone else). It would be too, too easy for her to go wandering all about, quite of her own accord and frankly, we can't afford a thirty shillings reward no matter WHAT King John, the Queen, and the Prince say.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:31 PM

Maybe Mom wants to go slumming?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:13 PM

There are times when we watch helplessly as the page loads so slowly that it times out before opening. Good catch, Rapaire!

Waiting hopefully for the 2pm (eastern) news conference in D.C. Fingers crossed, breath held, all talisman-like items in their places and doing their thing. Maybe I'll light a candle for Fitzgerald. :)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 11:43 AM

Mom! You were just one step from the bottom! You're not supposed to go down there! Now get up where you belong.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 02:03 PM

HEy, the old song was righter than they knew!!

Ah doan keer whut peeple say
Rock and roll is here to stay....



A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:13 AM

And these molecules, having but one leg at a time to stand on, rock?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 07:46 AM

Nah--in the molecular world octopi are buckyballs (C8).   They roll.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 06:00 AM

Something afoot, well, it can't be anything fishy then. Unless there's an octopus involved somewhere, anyway...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 12:06 AM

Something is afoot!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 09:15 PM

Hmmmmmmmm...Amos, this gives a whole new dimension to The Sneakernet.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 08:42 PM

YEs, but I was trying to maintain a civilized posture, not wantonly scattering unwanted phraseology about like some folks are wont to do.

Meanwhile we may be in trouble:

WALKING MOLECULES. A single molecule has been made to walk on two
legs. Ludwig Bartels and his colleagues at the University of
California at Riverside, guided by theorist Talat Rahman of Kansas
State University, created a molecule---called 9,10-dithioanthracene
(DTA)---with two "feet" configured in such a way that only one foot
at a time can rest on the substrate. Activated by heat or the nudge
of a scanning tunneling microscope tip, DTA will pull up one foot,
put down the other, and thus walk in a straight line across a flat
surface. The planted foot not only supplies support but also keeps
the body of the molecule from veering or stumbling off course. In
tests on a standard copper surface, such as the kind used to
manufacture microchips, the molecule has taken 10,000 steps without
faltering. According to Bartels (ludwig.bartels@ucr.edu,
951-827-2041), possible uses of an atomic-sized walker include
guidance of molecular motion for molecule-based information storage
or even computation. DTA moves along a straight line as if placed
onto railroad tracks without the need to fabricate any nano-tracks;
the naturally occurring copper surface is sufficient. The
researchers now aim at developing a DTA-based molecule that can
convert thermal energy into directed motion like a molecular-sized
ratchet. (Kwon et al., Physical Review Letters, upcoming article;
text at www.aip.org/physnews/select; see movie at
www.chem.ucr.edu/groups/bartels/)

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 07:44 PM

Not "tears," it's "rip" as in "bodice ripper." A more dramatic movement.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 07:06 PM

Well, Amos, I thought it needed just a little ol' smidgen of editing....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 07:00 PM

Rapaire:

Butcher my purple prose, will you!! You just wait until someone comes along and tears YOUR bodice!!!

LOL


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM

That's not too bad. You should have seen the one a group of my freinds wrote, when they were all living together. Someone would write a few pages, or maybe a short chapter, and pass it round. The end result is quite impressive. It came out at the end of a long evening, and guessing whos's is is who's was a great game.
Mix and match Mills and Boone isn't a bad idea either, in the right circumstances, such as after beer.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 06:00 PM

...She had been fastened by a rope...

Sound like she wasn't sitting by a tree, but hanging from it. She a hoss thief er a cattle russler?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 05:26 PM

. . .although I don't actually ever recall Lawrence saying "Bingo" in his novels. He wrote things like

    Constance sat down with her back to a young pine-tree, that wayed against her with curious life, elastic, and powerful, rising up. The erect, alive thing, with its top in the sun! And she watched the daffodils turn golden, in a burst of sun that was warm on her hands and lap. Even she caught the faint, tarry scent of the flowers. And then, being so still and alone, she seemed to bet into the current of her own proper destiny. She had been fastened by a rope, and jagging and snarring like a boat at its moorings; now she was loose and adrift.



All of that, sitting next to a tree.

9801


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 05:22 PM

Bingo!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 05:22 PM

You can make the case for Lawrence's environmental view even when reading Lady Chatterley's Lover. Those drearly tin mines on the landscape.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM

I have a friend who has written about the Girl of the Limberlost or some such bog or marsh or barren place. Looking into the environmental aspects of her books, such as they are.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 03:57 PM

Gene Stratton Porter always had her characters "panting" -

Dogs don't pant as much as some of her heroines.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 03:50 PM

"She saw him striding across the GOD-forsaken beach in the dappling sunset light as though he owned the whole island, which, in fact, he did. Despite his worn trousers and broken sandals, he carried himself as a royal scion might while visiting his holdings which in fact he was, with a look of intelligent and superior tranquility. His bronzed skin barely hid the muscles rippling beneath, and his gray eyes had a distant, cloud-borne look that spoke of hours racing before the winds of the Spanish Main, which in fact he had.

Her interested inventory of his attributes was suddenly interrupted by a strange sensation: her
gorge had climbed into her throat, and she could feel her breakfast rising along her pale, high cheeks and suffusing her lovely features with a grassy (and gassy) green. Never, in all her eighteen years, had she felt such a sensation; she stood still, overcome with a mixture of emotion and physical desire to reverse parestalsis that seemed to have a mind of its own....."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 03:46 PM

Have you read any D.H. Lawrence? One could argue that the overblown prose isn't just the domain of serial romance novels (though some would argue that Lawrence wrote just such novels himself).

So many women have "inchoate" eyes. But men also.

    Any presence but that of the nurses was a strain and an effort to him now. Every morning Gerald went into the room, hoping to find his father passed away at last. Yet always he saw the same transparent face, the same dread dark hair on the waxen forehead, and the awful, inchoate dark eyes, which seemed to be decomposing into formless darkness, having only a tiny grain of vision within them.

    And always, as the dark, inchoate eyes turned to him, there passed through Gerald's bowels a burning stroke of revolt, that seemed to resound through his whole being, threatening to break his mind with its clangour, and making him mad.


Chapter 24, Women In Love.

Or from chapter six, same book:

    'You see he MADE me go and live with him, when I didn't want to,' she replied. 'He came and cried to me, tears, you never saw so many, saying HE COULDN'T bear it unless I went back to him. And he wouldn't go away, he would have stayed for ever. He made me go back. Then every time he behaves in this fashion. And now I'm going to have a baby, he wants to give me a hundred pounds and send me into the country, so that he would never see me nor hear of me again. But I'm not going to do it, after -- '

    A queer look came over Gerald's face.

    'Are you going to have a child?' he asked incredulous. It seemed, to look at her, impossible, she was so young and so far in spirit from any child-bearing.

    She looked full into his face, and her dark, inchoate eyes had now a furtive look, and a look of a knowledge of evil, dark and indomitable. A flame ran secretly to his heart.

    'Yes,' she said. 'Isn't it beastly?'

    'Don't you want it?' he asked.

    'I don't,' she replied emphatically.

    'But -- ' he said, 'how long have you known?'

    'Ten weeks,' she said.

    All the time she kept her dark, inchoate eyes full upon him. He remained silent, thinking. Then, switching off and becoming cold, he asked, in a voice full of considerate kindness:

    'Is there anything we can eat here? Is there anything you would like?'

    'Yes,' she said, 'I should adore some oysters.'

    'All right,' he said. 'We'll have oysters.' And he beckoned to the waiter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 02:01 PM

"She saw him striding across the forsaken beach in the dappling sunset light as though he owned the whole island; despite his worn trousers and broken sandals, he carried himself as a royal scion might while visiting his holdings, with a look of intelligent and superior tranquility. His bronzed skin barely hid the muscles rippling beneath them, and his gray eyes had a distant, cloud-borne look that spoke of hours racing before the winds of the Spanish Main.

Her interested inventory of his attributes was suddenly interrupted by a strange sensation; her heart had climbed into her throat, and she could feel a flush rising along her pale, high cheeks and suffusing her lovelyy features. Never, in all her eighteen years, had she felt such a sensation; she stood still, overcome with a mixture of emotion and physical desire that seemed to have amind of its own....."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 12:34 PM

I dabbled with the idea years ago when I was starting out as a writer. Use a nom de plume to preserve my good name for the serious stuff. There are some decent authors who got their starts in those romance series, but they usually move on away from the series and their books take on more substance. The trouble with writing for a series like those is that you have to be able to stand reading most of their current stories to get the style and content down, and most of them are pretty darned stupid.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 08:22 PM

Heck, I'd write a romance just to get the check to stop me from writing more.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 04:37 PM

Mebbe we oughta talk Steve Ballmer into starting a charity foundation called "Chex for Chix" which would pay her not to write any more books and to sniff out similar paeans of feminine mediocrity and pay their authors not to do anything with them. Drive yon Harlequin and suchlike right out of business.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM

When I was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, I got a newsletter which included reviews of books about the Vietnam war. One book so reviewed was "Nam" by Danielle Steel.

I wish I had the review, but it went something like "I receive many books about the War, some good and some bad, but never has one reached such depths of badness as this one.... Apparently the author learned a few words and phrases, such as 'AK-47 and 'fragging' and has built a book around them.... I was glad to finish it...." and so on.

The review couldn't have made the author happy, but I suspect that as long as she got the checks she didn't care.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 01:38 PM

skyclad?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 25 September 2:31 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.