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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: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 03:08 PM

That doesn't look like EIseley in the red cap, Rapaire. Are you sure that isn't you?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 02:13 PM

By the way, Rapaire was not taking the photo. He was standing down range.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:27 PM

...I'll take it. Can't say I didn't offer it around.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:27 PM

Well, if no one else wants it...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:18 PM

(By the way, in the first photo that's Eiseley in the red cap.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:16 PM

Amos, you wouldn't believe....

The library, any library, is seen as a weak institution run by "old ladies in tennis shoes who go 'shush'". It isn't and never was, but that is the perception based on decades of books and films. Most users are good people, but others forget about library staff are just ordinary people working to serve and educate the public.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:02 PM

If she get's put away, there may be no Joy in Mudville (or Boise) tonight. . .


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

Back when Rapaire was running things the librarians were mustard every day; but this did not cure them of being full of pepper and vinegar.

It fascinates me how absolutely wrong-o the human mind can get in selecting its targets. The computation must be something along this line: All my troubles are caused by other people; the public is composed of other people; the library is open to the public and is a public institution out there in public; therefore I can wreak my revenge on the girls who were mean to me in grade school by striking back at the public library! Hah!! I'm BRILLIANT I tell you. I know!! Mayonnaise in the book drop!

Dear Gawd, that a species endowed with the capacity for reason should stoop so low.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 10:12 AM

Condiments are still better than acid, flammable liquids, lit cigarettes and matches, fireworks and other things that have been shoved down bookdrops. That's the main reason bookdrops are, whenever possible, separate entities out by the curb instead of being through-the-wall slots -- which in new construction require a separate sprinkler head! The modern curbside bookdrops will snuff a fire within seconds (lack of oxygen) and limit the amount of damage to the returned materials. They will also withstand the explosion of an M-100 firecracker, equivalent to approximately 1/4 stick of commercial dynamite. And I'd rather folks had to hand mayonnaise-covered materials than stuff covered with battery acid.

Oh, I find I forgot to mention those wonderful people who use glue for various tricks....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 08:19 AM

During the Cultural Revolution, people accused of crimes had large sketches of themselves published in the daily rags and were made to wear white dunce caps and parade through town. Of course, during that time it was the librarians themselves who were thought to be the bad guys, not those being mean to them, more's the pity. Even now, the People's Daily continues to print perpetrators' photos very large. The next standard procedure is for everyone to shout a slogan at the criminal. In this case it may be something like: "Down with the use of mayonnaise to communicate displeasure!" or "Stop destructive condimentizing!"

As for why People's Daily was chosen to show Mom in the first place---simple. None of the others showed the Condiment Geezer in such a dramatic mug shot. Mom wanted everyone to be on the lookout, just in case.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:16 AM

Inquiring minds want to know why an Idaho Librarian is learning about crimes against Idaho libraries from the China People's Daily????   Is this a, ummmm, standard process established by Director Rapaire? Hmmmm? Do you have a lit of his friends?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:10 AM

Amos's town is afflicted with the Geezer Bandit, but there is a Mayonnaise bandit committing condiment-related crimes in Idaho! I surely hope this doesn't inspire any copycat incidents on my side of the state.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:57 PM

Eiseley, that link had everything BUT a piktur. We gotta look at this thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:43 PM

Do let us know if you strike non-pyritic color, at least more than .8 oz/ton.

It's never been more rewarding to strike gold, at least in absolute numbers!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:35 PM

No, I think I'm going to do some tunneling from my back yard over to the seam. Heck, it's only about 35 miles or so, and I can save a lot of effort just by tunneling through basements on my way.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 08:07 PM

I thought the rocker box was your next project. It probably wouldn't need as much loving attention to detail, but it seems to have some scope for creativity even so.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 07:38 PM

I just keep panning my poke out of the streams around here. Thought about building a sluice box or a rocker, but decided not to attract attention, 'specially since it's on Shoshone land and they git right touchy about stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM

Well, if you're a devout Catholic and you've just seen your 401K go up in smoke, you're likely not to be so fond of Paypal Bears OR Paypal Bulls.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 04:21 PM

Hey! I thought the PayPal Bears was a kinda neat Cartoon series, though a bit over cutesy for anyone above the age of 5.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 02:16 PM

PayPal Bears! What a lot of Bull! (Perfect)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 01:26 PM

Okay, Rapaire, I'll pass that on to him. You must keep in mind, though, that he has a very short attention span for most things, specially anything that requires thoughtful analysis.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 01:16 PM

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LH -- this is an important message for Shame. He has the key; the message came from MI-7.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 12:49 PM

B'f'nd'c'l'f'c't'n!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 12:03 PM

Definitely a Paypal Bear. Nothing else accounts for his adamantine obstreperous commitment to lexical discoloration.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:43 AM

No, I got my jeans from Carrhart.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:26 AM

I suspect that Rapaire's genes come from the bourbon branch of the family; he looks a lot like the guy in The French Connection.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:10 AM

YEah, there you go again, letting out your closet Republican side. I think you may be a PayPal Bear in disguise.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 10:57 AM

The economy is just fine, thank you. It's the people that don't have any money, any homes, any food...not the economy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 10:09 AM

Interesting what might happen if they start issuing Paypal decrees and bulls. Or, given the evonomy, Paypal Bears.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 12:02 AM

Ain't Papal history interesting?

I don't know about that. PayPal hasn't really been around long enough to have much of a history, now has it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 11:48 PM

Poor, poor Mom. Abandoned by everyone, alone with her bourbon and branch for seven hours now! Here, Mother dear, let me help you back into your chair. And here's a new bottle; you've spilled the other ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 04:59 PM

Ain't Papal history interesting? From John XII through Alexander VI it's just been one fun thing after another.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 03:29 PM

Wikipedia reports:

"Probably around January 897, Stephen (VI) VII ordered that the corpse of his predecessor Formosus be removed from its tomb and brought to the papal court for judgement. With the corpse propped up on a throne, a deacon was appointed to answer for the deceased pontiff.

Formosus was accused of transmigrating sees in violation of canon law, of perjury, and of serving as a bishop while actually a layman. Eventually, the corpse was found guilty.

Liutprand and other sources say that Stephen had the corpse stripped of its papal vestments, cut off the three fingers of his right hand used for benedictions, and declared all of his acts and ordinations (including his ordination of Stephen (VI) VII as bishop of Anagni) invalid. The body was finally interred in a graveyard for foreigners, only to be dug up once again, tied to weights, and cast into the Tiber River.

According to Liutprand's version of the story, Stephen (VI) VII said: "When you were bishop of Porto, why did you usurp the universal Roman See in such a spirit of ambition?"[16]

The macabre spectacle turned public opinion in Rome against Stephen. Rumors circulated that Formosus' body, after washing up on the banks of the Tiber, had begun to perform miracles. A public uprising led to Stephen being deposed and imprisoned. While in prison, in July or August of 897, he was strangled.

In December 897, Pope Theodore II (897) convened a synod that annulled the Cadaver Synod, rehabilitated Formosus, and ordered that his body, which had been recovered from the Tiber, be reburied in Saint Peter's Basilica in pontifical vestments. In 898, John IX (898—900) also nullified the Cadaver Synod, convening two synods (one in Rome, one in Ravenna) which confirmed the findings of Theodore II's synod, ordered the acta of the Cadaver Synod destroyed, and prohibited any future trial of a dead person.

However, Pope Sergius III (904—911), who as bishop had taken part in the Cadaver Synod as a co-judge, overturned the rulings of Theodore II and John IX, reaffirming Formosus' conviction,[17] and had a laudatory epitaph inscribed on the tomb of Stephen (VI) VII."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 02:22 PM

Whoever called the Cadaver Synod.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 12:45 PM

Which Stephen VI? The one currently known as Stephen VI or the one formerly known as Stephen VI but now known as Stephen V?

(They were just Stephen in the day....)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 12:27 PM

Yup. He was in the running as well. So was Pope Stephen VI. Alexander VI was just a simple family man.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 12:00 PM

we would sit and argue for hours over whether Sisyphus or Prometheus was the best symbol for Mankind

How fruitless...surely Tantalus is a much better symbol then either Prometheus or Sisyphus?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 11:23 AM

I'm alright now, Amos, and I appreciate your concern. I took a whiff of smelling salts and a nice cup of tea and I'm fine now. It's just that I haven't been in that section of my library for so long I was a bit overcome for a moment. It brought back memories of long discussions over wine and Gauloises at the little tables of the sidewalk cafes during my college days, where we would sit an argue for hours over whether Sisyphus or Prometheus was the best symbol for Mankind and the exact meaning of "is" in the Tao Te Chin.

Those were the days, my friends
We thought they'd never end....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 11:03 AM

Warning: go easy on Bookman (Ret.); he has been slipping through the Looking Glass more frequently and additional stress might cause a permanent transition...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 10:50 AM

Hmmm...here's Le Mythe de Sisyphe, and here's Marty Buber, and good ol' Sein und Zeit. The two Martys! And Ionesco! Haven't read Les Chaises in a month of Sundays! And La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu! Giraudoux, by crackey! And Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος! Lordy, I haven't been in this section of...Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius! Oh, my heart is fluttering a mile a minute! I must sit down and fan myself or I shall indeed swoom!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 07:18 AM

And here I was, thinking it was a slug that squished under my heel last night. Now I know why it was so hard to wash off.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 01:32 AM

Or Click and Clack. Whatever. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 01:31 AM

Janie, back in the neighborhood where I grew up the summers were great. We used to link together several garden hoses at our house and stretch about half-way up the next-door yard, and the friend across the street next to the park would do the same, and we'd meet in the middle with garden hoses and have a great water fight. We lived on a privileged, quiet, one-way street, so traffic was usually neighbors who knew us and who slowed and we moved out of the way, then continued the fight. We also played hide-and-seek a lot through the large landscaped yards (lots of evergreen hedges and small trees). Barefoot. And yes, the Pacific Northwest is known for it's large slugs. So often after our barefoot games, we'd go home and soak feet and scrub the slug slime off. Par for the course.

Amos and Rapaire, I was actually thrilled to see where you guys went with that little volatile thought I threw in, but the shit kicking boots just seemed to fit the occasion after a dozen philosophical outbursts. Know what I mean? Yin and Yang.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 12:42 AM

Reality is born in agreement, ladies. No other provennce could account for it. Nothing squishy, just the bottom line. You kick a stone and feel it; I kick it, and I agree it is really there.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:21 PM

Therefore objective validity and necessary universality (for everybody) are equivalent terms, and though we do not know the object in itself, yet when we consider a judgment as universal, and also necessary, we understand it to have objective validity.

                         --Immanuel Kant, Prolegomen To Any Future
                            Metaphysics
, Section 19.

Tragedy, therefore, is imitation of worthy and complete action having magnitude, in speech made pleasing with each form [of pleasing ornamentation]used separately in the parts of tragedy, performed and not produced through narration, achieving through pity and fear a catharsis of such affections.

                        --Sam Aristotle,The Poetics, Section 6.


Mmmmmmmmmm...squishy philosophy. Where's my copy of L'étre et le néant??


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eiseley
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:49 PM

Isn't it nice that they're getting along for a change.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:40 PM

eeyewwwwww, MOM!

I just stepped on a large slug------barefooted.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:40 PM

Where's Janie this evening? I thought she might have left on her shit-kicking gardening boots and come in to break up this contretemps.

Throw in a little squishy philosophy and look what happens. It's like a stink bomb went off in here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:30 PM

Oh, I pity da fools. I pity da fools. Trumpet, the Divine Instrument. Mentioned in the Bible, in Dante's Inferno, played by The Greatest Musicians. It is a little known fact that Mendelsohn, all of the Bachs, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Davis, Parker, Léonin, Vitry, Mozart (father and son), Aimeric de Belenoi, Aimeric de Peguilhan, Albertet de Sestaro, Hildegard von Bingen, the Geisslerlieder, Roy Henry, John Dunstable, Corvus Corax, Joshua, Armstrong, Beiderbecke, Gillespie, Mangione, Marsalis, Tchaikovsky, Oliver, Young, Vu, Jessup and almost every other composer of note used the trumpet as their primary instrument of inspiration. It can truly be said civilization, true civilization, has been built to the notes of the trumpet (and similar instruments such as the cornet and flugelhorn). Nowhere does it say that the walls of Jericho were toppled by someone playing a piano, the cavalry does not arrive in the nick of time to the tune of a violin, and the Last Trump will be sounded by (what else?) at trumpet. Imagine the confusion if the End of the World was heralded by a clarinet or a guitar or a saxophone! But I cannot pity you too much, if at all, for you did have the good sense to father a trumpeter. If you don't believe me, ask her.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 08:37 PM

Wow, that's good advice, and surprising, too. I never would have taken you for a man whose pity was so over-excitable, but it goes to show, ya never know.



A


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