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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 09 Feb 05 - 10:23 PM
Bunnahabhain 09 Feb 05 - 09:52 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 09 Feb 05 - 06:46 PM
Layah 09 Feb 05 - 06:27 PM
Layah 09 Feb 05 - 06:25 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 09 Feb 05 - 06:09 PM
Bunnahabhain 09 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 03:17 PM
GUEST 09 Feb 05 - 02:30 PM
GUEST,Rapaire 09 Feb 05 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage 09 Feb 05 - 01:11 PM
GUEST,rr 09 Feb 05 - 01:06 PM
GUEST 09 Feb 05 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Bee-dubs 09 Feb 05 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Amos 09 Feb 05 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Spock 09 Feb 05 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage 09 Feb 05 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,lle-aybud-eeB 09 Feb 05 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,MMario 09 Feb 05 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,MMario 09 Feb 05 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Bandersnatch 09 Feb 05 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Rapaire 09 Feb 05 - 09:16 AM
Rustic Rebel 09 Feb 05 - 03:04 AM
Teresa 09 Feb 05 - 02:11 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 09 Feb 05 - 02:04 AM
Acme 08 Feb 05 - 11:38 PM
Rapparee 08 Feb 05 - 10:52 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 08 Feb 05 - 10:43 PM
Rapparee 08 Feb 05 - 10:16 PM
Acme 08 Feb 05 - 10:12 PM
Rapparee 08 Feb 05 - 09:23 PM
Layah 08 Feb 05 - 09:13 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 08 Feb 05 - 08:07 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 10:23 PM

Critical Behavior of a Cubic-Lattice 3D Ising Model for Systems with Quenched Disorder by A. K. Murtazaev, I. K. Kamilov, and A. B. Babaev

A Monte Carlo method is applied to simulate the static critical behavior of a cubic-lattice 3D Ising model for systems with quenched disorder. Numerical results are presented for the spin concentrations of p = 1.0, 0.95, 0.9, 0.8, 0.6 on L × L × L lattices with L = 20–60 under periodic boundary conditions. The critical temperature is determined by the Binder cumulant method. A finite-size scaling technique is used to calculate the static critical exponents alpha, beta, gamma, and nu (for specific heat, susceptibility, magnetization, and correlation length, respectively) in the range of p under study. Universality classes of critical behavior are discussed for three-dimensional diluted systems.


and then there's this bit:

Collective Modes in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Conductors under Strong Spatial Dispersion by O. V. Kirichenko, V. G. Peschanskii, and D. I. Stepanenko

Propagation of electromagnetic and spin waves in layered conductors with a quasi-two-dimensional dispersion law of charge carriers is investigated theoretically in the presence of an external magnetic field with induction B0 . In layered conductors, the drift velocity vD of electrons along B0 is an oscillatory function of the angle between the magnetic field direction and the normal to the layers. For certain orientations of the magnetic field with respect to the layers of the conductor, vD is close to zero. In these directions, there is no collision-free absorption, and weakly damped waves may propagate even under strong spatial dispersion. In the short-wavelength limit, there may exist collective modes with frequencies in the neighborhood of resonances for arbitrary orientation of the wavevector k relative to B0 . Similar types of excitations in quasi-isotropic metals are possible only when k is perpendicular to the direction of the external magnetic field.


Why, you ask, is he doing this to us? Shall I call Mom? you ask yourself. Perhaps he's slightly mad (though those ARE his initials) and needs psychiatric help?

No. Not at all. I will unveil my GUT soon, and you will need to understand these articles (and others) to understand my GUT.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 09:52 PM

I thought kohlrabi was a Jewish holy man stuck in the Antarctic....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:46 PM

I grew kohlrabi once. What a glorious waste of garden space! Do you know kohlrabi? No? Well, here's a picture: CLICK.

What you eat is the bulbous part. It has to be peeled first. Then, you can use it in salads, soups or stirfry. It's okay, but it's virtually indistinguishable from brocolli stems, which can also be peeled and used in salads, soups or stirfry. Why should I grow kohlrabi when I already have more brocolli stems than I know what to do with?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Layah
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:27 PM

Oh and I forgot to mention the roving bands of neeps and tatties who gang up on the poor haggis. neeps and tatties eat haggis. Nobody else does.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Layah
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:25 PM

The sheep die and become tires and then the tires hatch baby sheep. Sometimes the sheep get confused with clouds, but you have to remember that clouds don't have limbs. That is the lifecycle of a Swedish sheep. The Swedes eat swedes and thats the lifecycle of a swede. The French eat kohlrabi, the kohlrabi eat mangelwurzels, the mangelwurzels die and are born again as Frenchmen. The haggis run around on the hiltops with one leg shorter than the other so they can balance. I think that takes care of everything there. Oh, of course and the spatulas are used by the French to cook the kohlrabi.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:09 PM

But do those Swedish fur sheep eat mangelwurzels or Swedes? And if they eat Swedes doesn't that make them dangerous man-eating carnivores? And what of the tires? Are the tires made from the fur of the Swedish fur sheep?

And what of the kohlrabi! Not that it has a damned thing to do with the sheep, the mangelwurzels, the Swedes, the tires or even the haggis. Just, what of it?

(Notice the sly and subtle manner in which he introduces a new vegetable into the equation?)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM

See we can relate swedes and sheep. If they're not related already in the more rural parts...


swedish sheep


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 03:17 PM

And there was at least one Ice Age between 1000 and 1600 A.D. A mini-one in europe, as I recall.

Wait, that isn't BS.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 02:30 PM

Highly variable Northern Hemisphere temperatures reconstructed from low- and high-resolution proxy data


ANDERS MOBERG1, DMITRY M. SONECHKIN2, KARIN HOLMGREN3, NINA M. DATSENKO2 & WIBJÖRN KARLÉN3


1 Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Dynamical-Stochastical Laboratory, Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russia, Bolshoy Predtechensky Lane 11/13, Moscow 123 242, Russia
3 Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

A number of reconstructions of millennial-scale climate variability have been carried out in order to understand patterns of natural climate variability, on decade to century timescales, and the role of anthropogenic forcing. These reconstructions have mainly used tree-ring data and other data sets of annual to decadal resolution. Lake and ocean sediments have a lower time resolution, but provide climate information at multicentennial timescales that may not be captured by tree-ring data. Here we reconstruct Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 2,000 years by combining low-resolution proxies with tree-ring data, using a wavelet transform technique to achieve timescale-dependent processing of the data. Our reconstruction shows larger multicentennial variability than most previous multi-proxy reconstructions, but agrees well with temperatures reconstructed from borehole measurements and with temperatures obtained with a general circulation model. According to our reconstruction, high temperatures—similar to those observed in the twentieth century before 1990—occurred around AD 1000 to 1100, and minimum temperatures that are about 0.7 K below the average of 1961–90 occurred around AD 1600. This large natural variability in the past suggests an important role of natural multicentennial variability that is likely to continue.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 02:01 PM

That's why they tire quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 01:11 PM

Yes. And they run around singing "With a Thong in my Heart." They feel a little sheepish about their performances.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,rr
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 01:06 PM

I mean- nearly nekkid boys?
Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 01:01 PM

Is that the G-string theory in the onion field of a metaphysical modicum of nearly nakkid boys?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 12:16 PM

Now I am convinced MOAB is lightyears away. It takes minutes to cross-post with some of the other mission participants.

And unfortunately, going to the numbers instead of the D takes at least twice as long for me.

Ok, I will not get frustrated. It's just a quirk. string theory, or something. Or is that thread theory?

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 12:05 PM

Thanks, SRS, shall try that. Yes, it was grrrr cubed; that bad ... at that very instant. :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubs
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:56 AM

Yas, sometimes clicking the "d" times out on me but clicking the number works. And sometimes it'll load faster from this "back-door" server than from ".org". And sometimes it'll load faster if I switch browsers. And sometimes it'll load faster if I restart my computer to clear all those built up temp files out. But sometimes it just sits and spins until it times out no matter what I do.

Better watch it though, or Mom might hear us talkin' this tech stuff and send us to our rooms... alone.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:51 AM

who I really am will be revealed as soon as I calculate the exact relationship between the sheep, the onions, the mangelwurzels, the Swedes (can't say "rutabagas"), the onions, the trebuchets, the spatulas, the onions, the old tires, and exactly why men wear socks with sandals.


I think the silver-tongued obfuscator has been revealed, and he is buck nekkid!!LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Spock
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:45 AM

Most illogical discussion. However, due to my mind-meld with the chair a while ago, it's making some kind of sense. I'm feeling a sense of apprehension.

Live long and Prosper,
Spock


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:41 AM

Let's examine Teresa's rant:

Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!³

Is this Grrrrr to the third? Is it that bad? Grrrrrr Cubed? Wow! (But it is slow to click on the "d"--sometimes it seems faster to just click on the number then click on the last page).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,lle-aybud-eeB
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:38 AM

There is a distinction between its name, what it's called, and who it is...

You mean like Tweed's name is "Rick", what he's called is "Hizonner da Mayor obv Tweedsburg", and who he is is "idjit personified"?

Or like Amos' name is "Amos", what he's called is "silver-tongued obfuscator", and who he is is "not anything we're at all certain we really want to know".

Or like my name is "Bruce", what I'm called is "dumbass, idjit or moron, depending on the phase of the moon" and who I really am will be revealed as soon as I calculate the exact relationship between the sheep, the onions, the mangelwurzels, the Swedes (can't say "rutabagas"), the onions, the trebuchets, the spatulas, the onions, the old tires, and exactly why men wear socks with sandals.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:29 AM

Ok, I need to "vent". Even when I use the "D" to break up the number of posts per page, it still takes two minutes for it to load on DSL. Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!³

There, I feel better now. Now what was it we were saying. Oh, to heck with it. :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 11:21 AM

6162

I mean to say - it's like a championship show dog - who often has a long involved title incorperating the kennel name, sometimes a "line name" and all the various awards - (just like people with PhD, Ma, BS, etc)

Then there is the "family name" they go by - usually much shorter - sometimes seemingly totally unrelated to the dog's official title.

and then frequently you will find out they have a nick-name or pet name used by the owner and/or handler that usually succintly somes up the dog in a word. but not sneccessarily the same name for the owner as the handler. because the dog *is* not the same for the two people.


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

you couldn't be more correct Teresa.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 10:11 AM

There is a distinction between its name, what it's called, and who it is, isn't it? :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bandersnatch
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 09:49 AM

Would that I was what I am not;
then would I go where I may not;
Here am I where I must be,
Go where I will I cannot.

Oh, diddle-i-oh! Oh, lonseome li-oe-day!



Oh, Rustic you have raised the standard of confuscatory concatenators everywhere. You deserve an invitations tot he very Olympics of DIsintermediation and Amplified Clarification.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 09:16 AM

Well, yes and no.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 03:04 AM

Ode to finding the true meaning;

If it was to be that I should know what it means
than I will.
If it is true meaning that I should not,
than I'll find out some way that I don't.
If I should know anything without really thinking I do,
please, stop me now.
If I forgot to remember the meaning and told you what it was anyway,
I meant it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 02:11 AM

Are you sure it doesn't mean "O yen pounds section O E euros?"

I hope I got that right; my brain ain't what it once were. ...

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 02:04 AM

Google ads are back to the tinned haggis and a book called Whitman's Self Explained: On Mysticism in American Literature.

And speaking of haggis... From THIS PAGE:

Gordon Sinclair, owner of Gordon's Fine Meats, once again honours Scotland's national bard, Robbie Burns, with his annual haggis toss across the mighty Bow River.

Sinclair always improves upon the mechanism used to hurl the haggis across the river. Sinclair says customers of his built this years machine, a trebuchet, which is a catapult-type device used to hurl heavy missles like rocks, or in this case, a haggis.

...apparently they've never managed to get the haggis completely across the river.


Yes, that's right folks! Used a trebuchet to fling a haggis across a river! Coincidence that we were talking about using trebuchets to toss salads on the "Salad Shooter" thread? Coincidence that this thread seems to be enamored of root vegetables? Coincidence that when sheep eat mangelwurzels they give birth to old tires? I think not! There's something going on here. Some power greater than ourselves is trying to send us a message. I can almost make it out! The part I can almost make out says "B-e-d--ya is - f--k-n' d-mb--s." I don't quite understand. Wonder what the message really says? Anyone have a magic decoder ring with ya?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 11:38 PM

sigh!

We're back to good ol' freebie "Folk Alley" and "Free - Music Downloads." My cat is sitting in my lap with her chilly nose tucked under my left forearm (keeping her forehead warm) and all is right with the world. Haggis was a bad dream, like a "bit of undigested beef," or to whatever Scrooge attributed Marley's ghost.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 10:52 PM

Whitman (whose father, let it be said, was ALSO named Walter, so the poet is really "Junior" Whitman, which sounds like a small box of candy or the leader of a 1930s-era swing band) also wrote "When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloomed" and "Oh Pioneers!" I don't think that we'd serve lilacs OR dooryards OR pioneers. Especially pioneers, because according to the poem they have pistols. I don't like to eat any dinner that shoots back once it's on my plate.

Haggis. Oatmeal, root veggies, and little bits of mystery meat boiled up in a sheep's stomach. Why, that's awful! Not at all like the dishes of my youth, like panhaus or blutwurst!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 10:43 PM

Wasn't there a band named "Roasted Root"?

And haggis... Why do they feel compelled to serve haggis at Burns Night dinners just because Robert Burns wrote a poem called "To a Haggis"? If some group were to host a dinner in honor of Walt Whitman would they serve compost because he wrote a poem called "This Compost"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 10:16 PM

Sounds like that old song from the Walt Disney movie: ...that's why the veggie is a trap.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 10:12 PM

Well, I wasted time looking up mangelwurzel when Rap beat (beet?) me to it. I shoulda read on before stopping to search. That said, I must say it is with great pleasure that at the bottom of THIS VERY PAGE are two ads. They're for
    Delicious Tinned Haggis (who knew? "Tinned Haggis from Scotland UK and Worldwide delivery") and "Roasted Root Vegetables."

That veggie ad is a trap. But anyway, Wow!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 09:23 PM

My God! That picture of the mangoworzels...it explains where sheep come from! It is so obvious! Sheep are hatched, like chickens, but not from eggs but from old tires! Or maybe when sheep die they turn into old tires. Yes, that must be it. It would explain that mutton I had the other night. But...perhaps...it's both! Sheep die and become old tires, which are then reincarnated into sheep! Of course! I can see clearly now! It's the sheep-tire-sheep cycle! I've discovered the STS Cycle; now all that remains is for someone to determine which came first, the sheep or the tire.

When do I get my Nobel Prize?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Layah
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 09:13 PM

You don't know how incredibly pleased I am that mangelwurzel is a real name of an actual vegetable. That just made my day. It's even better than eating swedes for dinner and then meeting swedes after dinner.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 08:07 PM

Layah - Swedes is just another name for rutabagas. Don't ask me why anyone would want to give ugly rootcrops and statuesque blondes the same name.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 08:02 PM

Any Tom Robbins fan knows of that large beet courtesy of Jitterbug Perfume.

Here's a picture of a whole bunch of 'em with a few sheep thrown in for good measure. CLICK!

Teh corect spellnig sems two bee eether "mangelwurzel" ore "mangel-wurzel".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 08:02 PM

There is that Chomsky, but don't forget Chomsky the vegetable; that would be a serious omission as long as we have wandered off into this part of the BS jungle...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:45 PM

Except that Haggis, mangle-wurtzle and tatties will never sound right. And to all you heathens out there who insist anything with Haggis in will never be right, you may be right but we'll never admit it...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Layah
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:17 PM

*whine* it's gonna be forever before I am 37. I wanna see the picture noo-oow. By the time I'm 37 I'll have broken some other of those rules (hopefully).

I was vaguely aware that turnips and the R word were both root vegetables, but have no idea what they actually taste like, and I've never heard of Swedes. I went to the pub with a Swede today. She didn't look like anything that was in my soup, but it was all chunky little bits of stuff so I couldn't really identify any of it. Except the onions. Spawn of the devil.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:17 PM

Swedes? Rutabaga? See, I'm not afraid, I'll say it again, rutabaga, are as nothing compared to the mangle-wurtzle. The biggest, ugliest, most strangly named vegtable around....
And no, I can't find a picture of one, nor the regimental march about them. There's a challenge for you...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:13 PM

This is the Chomsky, I presume? Aloysius? The guy who always beat everyone else at eight-ball down at Maudie's Place?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 06:46 PM

Chomsky and Herman test their model empirically by picking "paired examples" — pairs of events that were objectively similar except for the alignment of domestic elite interests. They use a number of such examples to show that in cases where an "official enemy" does something (like murder of a religious official), the press investigates thoroughly and devotes a great amount of coverage to the matter. But when the domestic government or an ally does the same thing (or worse), the press downplays the story.


Crucially, also they test their model against the case that is often held up as the best example of a free and aggressively independent press, the media coverage of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. Even in this case, they again find that the press was behaving subserviently to elite interests.


Critics of Chomsky and Herman's mass media analysis, including author and historian Victor Davis Hanson severely disagree with Chomsky and Herman's theories. They see the idea of "Manufacturing Consent" as nothing more than a recycling of the Marxist idea of "false consciousness" in where the masses have been so manipulated that they have neither the perspective or intellect to see beyond the propaganda and require superior intellects like Chomsky's to point out to them the real truth. Arch Puddington of the Hoover Institution also points out what he sees as virtually no empirical evidence in media coverage, specifically with Chomsky and Herman's analysis of the mass media's treatment of Cambodia and East Timor, to back the claims made in "Manufacturing Consent".


That'll fix them rabygata sucking legal fleagles!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 04:45 PM

I remembered where the "don't say r-t-b-ga" thing came from. It was on the radio this past weekend on "Michael Feldman's What Do Yo Know?". I forget the circumstances, but an audience member said something about she wasn't supposed to say "r-t-b-ga" on the air.

Now, I have a clear conscience and Feldman has no reason to file a lawsuit which means that Dire, Serious and Grave will have to postpone that bloodsucking feast they were planning until another day.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 04:12 PM

Here is a more interesting photo of the thing that isn't a rut*beg* or a turnip, being handled by someone who knows what she's doing (and makes it look like a turnip).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 04:05 PM

My neighbor uses them when she makes her greens recipe. They're very good, though I wouldn't mind if there were a little less tart.

As an aside, these things are sometimes confused with turnips. American Indians used to dig something referred to by colonists as a turnip, or a prairie turnip. It was actually a legume called Psoralea esculenta. Also called pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie, (funny how that works--the French name it by what it isn't, i.e., and apple--"white apple" or "prairie apple" as in naming a potato the "pomme de terre" or "apple of the earth") but, as far as I know, never called rut*beg*.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 03:37 PM

I love rut ... swedes.

Got a whole case of canned ones at the canned-food salvage, and loved eating them. Didn't have to mess with peeling and all that, either. Haven't seen any since, so I guess no one else likes them.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 02:40 PM

I care not a wit for lawyers (except my wife, who are one). So I post
this picture, but must also state that it is of a disgusting and repulsive nature that is suitable only for mature adults, that by clicking on the link (a/k/a "blicky," "blue clicky," and other names) you certify that you are over 37 years of age, of sound physical and mental health (as defined for your age group by the CDC), are financially solvent, have had no major defects in your primary means of transportation within the last ten (10) years, have not been convicted or even suspected of any crime against either nature or the state, and have made no claims against any insurance company, profit or not-for-profit organization, corporation, group, bunch, mob, aggregation, federation combine, federation, union, institution, trust, cartel, business, company, society, band, clique, troupe or system, whether publicly or privately held, in North America or any outlying continent, in the last four hundred (400) years.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 02:34 PM

Here is the small print in that r*tabega rule. It's left over from a broken link of Masato's.


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