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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 10:30 AM

Good morning, all. Today is the day I end it all. Redoing the dresser thingie, I mean. My work there is done; I have sown FUD where there was none before.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 10:25 AM

I thought that was the blatt of the fail-siren. "Thank you for participating...".



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 02:05 AM

Ka-ching of the off-stage cymbals echoes through the thread. What a set up and delivery that was!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 11:23 PM

Wouldn't that require tipping the chest of drawers over on its side?

No wait...then the floor would get in the way, wouldn't it? Oh dear. I am so confused.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 11:12 PM

No, but you have to pull down your drawers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:44 PM

Do you have to clamber inside one of the drawers to use it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 10:17 PM

I'VE been rebuilding a chest of drawers, which includes a little chamber for a chamber pot. Nothing fancy, just re-gluing, a few small nail-ups, things like that. Just time consuming. Barely leaves time for my afternoon nap.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 09:53 PM

Trying your black humor out on Mom again, Hawk? ;>)

Anyway...if any one gets a chance to see a Japanese movie called "Departures", don't miss it.


Also read a trilogy of tropical murder mysteries called Bangkok ___. The first one is called Bangkok 8.

Awesome writing.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 09:38 PM

You have to say there was trouble brewin'...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 12:43 PM

The notion of a Gnu trying to seduce a Large Grizzly is unbearable, inconceivable, and impregnable.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 11:07 AM

He'd be more disturbed if he was making love to a large grizzly when someone opened the door.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 12:30 AM

gnu - You would be disturbed if you were making love to someone, and a large grizzly bear opened the door. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:05 PM

Some people just use a patent medicine. Raparree insists on a meta-fissick when things are not moving properly.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:03 PM

No. I'm the Moving Stasis.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 08:37 PM

"scat"? Twas left on my back door landing when I disturbed two fucking doves today. Odd that they would choose such a place for such behaviour but there it is.

There it is. Love turns to shit in a wing flap.

Not poetic. Just real


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 08:21 PM

Are you the Unmoved Mover?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 06:00 PM

Yet you claim your divinity is heaven-sent

No, I created heaven. My "divinity" is the result of my being the Uncaused Cause (vide Thomas Aquinas, et al.).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 05:30 PM

Aw thank you!!

In other news:

"Scat-sniffing dogs are becoming increasingly popular among scientists as assistants that can gather data about a wildlife area.

The dogs can be trained to sniff out the scat of other animals and to help researchers estimate population statistics. " (NYT)

This may be an important part of Mom's future, if you believe BS is a form of scat.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 04:19 PM

Stunning, Amos!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 03:46 PM

You are old, Raparee, and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you posted a claim on the MOAB last week
You were God; pray tell what it was drove you to it?

In my youth, said the Bookman, I practiced collusion
And conspired to rise in the ranks;
And the practice this gave me in asserting delusion
Has made me as tough as a tank!

You are old, Raparee, and your hair has gone gray,
At least what there still is left of it!
How do you explain the remarkable way
That you holler of life, "I jes' LUBBIT!"?

In my young years, he said, I stayed sober and pale
And spent all my spare time on books!
But now I've retired, I find I have time
To take care of my wonderful looks!

You are old, Rapparee, and your mind has grown bent
And you often assert things unreal!
Yet you claim your divinity is heaven-sent
Not caring how others may feel?

Pish, tush! cried the Bookman, I say what I please!
ANd I let the chips fall where they fall!
Now leave or I'll quickly chop off both your knees
And offer your ashes to Baal!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 03:23 PM

Time to plant the potatoes, MOM! And onions!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 03:05 PM

Argo FLIP yerself!

Har! Har!

- Shane


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 02:57 PM

Argo who?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 12:19 PM

This would be Tom's reply to your question:

"Knock knock"

"Who's there?"

"Gope . . . "


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 12:12 PM

I learn by going where I have to go.

Shouldn't that be "when" and not "where"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:58 AM

39217 Prime!

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:58 AM

The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me, so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.


Theodore Roethke


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:02 AM

Amos, one of these days I may become slightly miffed with you and would have to give you a Cosmic "Tsk, tsk."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 11:17 PM

All Hail the Great Divine Entity Argo. Well, that's his first name, anyway. His last name is rarely spoken among the ranks of civilized society.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:19 PM

Yes, these two are My Creations, in whom I am somewhat pleased.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 09:40 PM

I am Pleased that the two of you are finally taking your First Baby Step on the path to True Understanding. I tell you, proceed slowly and with caution, as The Road has many Potholes and Dead-End Byways, not to mention Loops. It is even possible to get onto a Mobius Strip (which, Amos, is not some sort of thing done in "gentlemen's clubs") and Disappear Entirely.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 07:22 PM

Oh, thou snarky snidety!! I have wandered these far ranges for lo these many, many year! But never mind. I am glad we agree. Or...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 07:07 PM

Amos - I am quite in accord with you, my good fellow. ;-) You've either been doing some good reading or you are stepping on the threshold of awakening. Perhaps both.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 07:07 PM

Thou art God.
       -- Valentine Michael Smith


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 05:53 PM

"Every Jellyfish IS a Great Sea unto himself, only the tiniest fraction of which is used in running his little jelly-body.

I don't think I'll even comment on what must be running through the veins of many of those who post on this inimitable thread.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 05:00 PM

My analogy, good Hawk, is more like this: a jellyfish is partly liquid saline (a large part). One could give the jellyfish a philosophical perspective that perhaps in his transcendant form, we are all drops of water in a Great Sea; contrariwise, I would hold that every Jellyfish IS a Great Sea unto himself, only the tiniest fraction of which is used in running his little jelly-body. THere, that should make it impeccably clear and lucid.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:56 PM

Yes, I see what you're saying, Amos. I think that to say "cells of a larger being" is merely a metaphor or an analogy, and shouldn't be taken too literally.

A jellyfish is apparently a cooperative community of millions of tiny beings...as may be a human body, at the cellular level. Yet the jellyfish has an individual identity, a form of governing consciousness, and an individual lifespan and destiny. One wonders to what extent the millions of little beings that make up the whole jellyfish are aware of the larger picture that they are each a small part of? I think they are probably fairly much unaware of it, except when a major change occurs in the jellyfish's life, in which case they probably get a bit excited or agitated... ;-)

Kind of like we would, for example, if the planet Earth decided to rapidly change position on its axis.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:48 PM

No, it's not difficult. You just add another infinity to the infinities you already have.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:28 PM

My point is, we are not "cells of a larger being"; we are the tips of an infinity in each case, adding up to an infinity of infinities. THis is mathematically difficult, but metaphysically an ultimate sort of simplicity.

The belief that at some level we are inherently all One is very tricky, and possibly insidious in its trickiness.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:24 PM

I like that typo "Gust from Sanity." That tends to define his metaphysical hot air, doesn't it?

Eiseley, you've probably memorized a lot of Robert Frost by now, also. I seem to recall parsing them into many posts from some of my favorite poems as I hovered near Important Numbers. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 12:12 PM

There may well be an infinite number of Unmanifests, as you put it, Amos...but would they not all equate to "the Unmanifest"? I mean, given the fact that the Unmanifest has no dimension, therefore does not begin or end anywhere, it seems to me that there is really only one Unmanifest. ;-) But you could look at it as many if you wanted to, I suppose. Perhaps this is why the Hindus have so many gods and goddesses, beings with 10,000 arms, 20,000 legs, and 17,000 stomachs? But, hey...those are manifest, aren't they?!

GfS, Amos lives to post on the MOABST. Just like a dog lives to scratch itself. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:41 AM

It's clear that now our motley lot
Is hotly underway
And like an amok Hottentot
Is bound for Forty K!
We're thirty-nine and two for now,
Under the winter sun,
And none of us has even thoguht
About Kay Forty One.
But let it go, for now at least,
And let the young souls play
And sooner than an arrow lands
We'll land at Forty Kay!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:30 AM

39200

Here, Mom, have a couple of warm blueberry muffins, a fresh orange I picked from Amos's backyard, and a hot pot of java.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:13 AM

GtS:

Seems you didn't grok the post.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:09 AM

I happen to think that the Universe We Know is part of a meal a Cosmic Giant ate and it gave him or her a bad tummy ache and so we're on the way up or down.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 11:03 PM

Amos: "....I agree that this seems to be the case under certain conditions but I think the truth may be that there is an infinite number f unManifests, from each of which the entire universe may spring. This is much harder to explain. But that's irrelevant."

Now that's what I call, a real itch to post SOMETHING!..anything!!......But, "This is much harder to explain. But that's irrelevant."


GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 10:56 PM

I disagree with LH's definitive assertion about the nature of the unManifest. I agree that this seems to be the case under certain conditions but I think the truth may be that there is an infinite number f unManifests, from each of which the entire universe may spring. This is much harder to explain. But that's irrelevant.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 09:56 PM

Rapparee: "..There is a legend, written up by Tim O'Brien in his great book...."

Shit, I knew Tim when he was in the 'Ophelia Swing Band' ..and that was before 'Hot Rise'!!!

A really great guy...and musician!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Gust from Sanity
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 09:53 PM

Oh, and back to the oneness thing again.....Maybe we are all cells of a larger being...Maybe, just like when cells think the grow independently of the whole natural system, in a body...its called 'cancer'. Maybe the entire being of 'we humans' are infested with 'cancerous' cells. It happens when toxins get into the system..you know, like politics and religion!!!!!...along with some other things....like thinking you are your body, and turning your body over to things it was not intended for, and reaping the STRESS that comes as a result of it!!!

Just a thought....................

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 08:39 PM

Yet another great palindrome!!!


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