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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: 28 Oct 07 - 01:24 PM

Once more the thread is silent, and half-blind
Under the quieted storm of heart, and mind,
Our Mom now rests; here in her quietude,
Dormant from over-eating rich BS-filled food,
Nothing but instants, circuits, and the BS ghost
Stands between her slumber and another post.

Hialso Waytes
Who Only Stands to Serve
Macleish Alterations and Fitting,
Brooklyn, 1947


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 02:03 PM

Indeed...she has been rendered, for a time, comatose. But I'm sure that will change.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 02:19 PM

She was just enjoying a nap on a crisp fall day. Didn't you notice she'd pulled out a light blanket and there were a couple of cats curled nearby?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 03:19 PM

WHEN I consider how my light is spent        
E're half my days, on this dark thread and wide,        
And that one Talent which is death to hide,        
Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent        
To serve therewith my Mother, and present                 
My true account, least she returning chide,        
Doth Mom exact day-labour, light deny'd,        
I fondly ask; But patience to prevent        
That murmur, soon replies, Mom needs not most        
Either man's work or her own gifts, who best           
Bear her milde yoak, they serve her best, her State        
Is as a Queen. Thousands at her bidding post        
And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:        
They also serve who only stand and waite.        

John Popanover Milton, Sonnets


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 05:02 PM

Kinda like a C-flat, huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 05:18 PM

Some there are who suffer from sea-sickness; and others, from C-flatulence. But no-one known to see sharp has been ill-served by it, to my knowledge.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 05:27 PM

And THAT is how you capture the really rare numbers like

20360,

ripe and redolent with self-referential richness.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 06:46 PM

When the subject turns to nearly-lost languages, and the pre-history of languages, as it often does almost anywhere you go anymore, the following comments on gramatical analysis are of interest:

"The syntactic principles of a language may insist on some order of words or may allow several options. For instance, English sentences normally must have words in the order Subject-Verb-Object. In Whales eat plankton, 'whales' is the subject, 'eat' is the verb, and 'plankton' is the object. Japanese sentences allow the words to occur in several possible orders, but the normal arrangement (when no special emphasis is intended) is Subject-Object-Verb. Irish sentences standardly have words in the order Verb-Subject-Object. Even when a language allows several orders of phrases in the sentence, the choice among them is systematically regulated. For example, there might be a requirement that the first phrase refer to the thing you're talking about, or that whatever the first phrase is, the second must be the main clause verb.

Not only does every language have syntax, but similar syntactic principles are found over and over again in languages. Word order is strikingly similar in English, Swahili, and Thai (which are utterly unrelated); sentences in Irish are remarkably parallel to those in Maori, Maasai, and ancient Egyptian (also unrelated); and so on." (Emphasis added).

This is quite fascinating -- why these diverse groupings with no known lineage joining them should have close parallelism in their grammars, and radical differences from other languages that would seem to be closer to them in evolution, such as English and Irish, or Swahili and Maasai.

I was going to ask Mom, who Knows All, but she i still asleep, it seems.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:28 PM

And to make matters worse:

": (1) the clinical literature reveals profound deficits in language only after left-hemisphere damage, but the brain imaging literature shows bilateral activation in most language tasks; (2) language is left-hemisphere dominant in most individuals yet deviation from this pattern does not result in language dysfunction; and (3) lateralization and handedness are related, but the factors that underlie this relation are unknown. "

So there ya go. Major puzzlement. It's always some damn thing.

Fortunately there are still Warriors in Academe who are prepared to cut the Gordion Knot of mindless psychobabble with such bold cleavage as that shown by Agustín Rayo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (April 2007), who bravely declaims:

" On the one hand, I offer an elucidation of the notion of ontological commitment. On the other, I assess the adequacy of criteria of ontological commitment for different languages. The paper ends with some speculative remarks about the significance of ontological commitment....

an ending, I am sure, for which we are all duly grateful.

These characters never rest in their search for truth, and their exercise of obfuscation in polysyllabic circumlocution. For example, here is the bginning of an article on the impelling subjct of Truthmakers, quickly reduced to ghastly ash by the exerfcise of these pedantic talents:

During the realist revival in the early years of this century, philosophers of various persuasions were concerned to investigate the ontology of truth. That is, whether or not they viewed truth as a correspondence, they were interested in the extent to which one needed to assume the existence of entities serving some role in accounting for the truth of sentences. Certain of these entities, such as the Sätze an sich of Bolzano, the Gedanken of Frege, or the propositions of Russell and Moore, were conceived as the bearers of the properties of truth and falsehood. Some thinkers however, such as Russell, Wittgenstein in the Tractatus, and Husserl in the Logische Untersuchungen, argued that instead of, or in addition to, truth-bearers, one must assume the existence of certain entities in virtue of which sentences and/or propositions are true. Various names were used for these entities, notably 'fact', 'Sachverhalt', and 'state of affairs'.(1) In order not to prejudge the suitability of these words we shall initially employ a more neutral terminology, calling any entities which are candidates for this role truth-makers.(2)

The fall from favour of logical realism brought with it a corresponding decline of interest in the ontology of truth. The notions of correspondence and indeed of truth itself first of all came to appear obscure and 'metaphysical'. Then Tarski's work, while rehabilitating the idea of truth, seemed to embody a rejection of a full-blooded correspondence.(3) In the wake of Tarski, philosophers and logicians have largely turned their attentions away from the complex and bewildering difficulties of the relations between language and the real world, turning instead to the investigation of more tractable set-theoretic surrogates. Work along these lines has indeed expanded to the extent where it can deal with a large variety of modal, temporal, counterfactual, intentional, deictic, and other sentence-types. However, while yielding certain insights into the structures of language, such semantic investigations avoid the problem of providing an elucidation of the basic truth-relation itself. In place of substantive accounts of this relation, as proffered by the Tractatus or by chapter II of Principia Mathematica,(4) we are left with such bloodless pseudo-elucidations as: a monadic predication 'Pa' is true if a is a member of the set which is the extension of 'P'. Whatever their formal advantages, approaches of this kind do nothing to explain how sentences about the real world are made true or false. For the extension of 'P' is simply the set of objects such that, if we replace 'x' in 'Px' by a name of the object in question, we get a true sentence. Set-theoretic elucidations of the basic truth-relation can, it would seem, bring us no further forward.


This is why Rapaire and I are always butting heads, in case that is not obvious. Talk about bloodless pseudo-elucidations!! (A lovely flower of phrase found unexpectedly in a bog of cognitive miasma).

Hey, Mom!! It's a quiet post-catastophic day of rest here in sleepy San Diego, where the sun never stops. How're things where you are?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:35 PM

Say, I guess you did not perish in the smouldering remains of your house, eh, Amos? Made it through okay? No singes on the drapes? Pets in good shape? Canary still breathing?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 08:06 PM

As you can see, LH, we are fine, but there is still a lot of hot air moving around San Diego.

We drove to dinner last night to friends who live in Rancho Bernardo, an up-to-date suburb north of here, and by making a wrong turn found ourselves in the north edge, where the fires had struck quite hard. You drive through neatly squared off blocks of nice 3- and 4-bedroom ranch style homes, and suddenly you are in the midst of charred ruination, where every third home or every sixth home is just gone, reduced to black streaks of carbon and gray ash, and a mound of skeletal remnant of what was once someone's proud houseful of belongings, there safe center and their fortress. No more. One family was sitting around in the ashes of their vanished house, having a picnic together as they bravely sifted the ashes.

Often it was a complete mystery how one house had come to be unscathed while its neighbor was decimated. One's bushes were carbonized but their roof and walls looked virginal; the neighbor was a pile of cold smoke. Sometimes three out of ten were lost and the rest untouched -- in other blocks it was one of ten that survived.

None of this, however, came down to our part of the world, which is a bit further west and south; so we are fine, thank you.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 08:42 PM

And the 2,700 acres just west of town, and the 1,700,000+ acres that burned in Idaho and Montana this past summer, and the fires around Amos, have caused my wife and myself to seriously consider "grab and run" boxes, safety deposit boxes, and "what WOULD we take?". And in this thinking we came to realize how many documents are actually stored on public documents: tax records, deeds, mortgages to name but three.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 08:54 PM

"What is truth?" asked jesting Pilate.

Truth is what is true, and it's not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous. If you go beyond the facts, things can happen, like Joshua's [one of her characters] being shot. But wonderful things can happen, too.

In Kenneth Grahame's beautiful book, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Mole and Rat go to the holy island of the great god, Pan. It is a superb piece of religious writing, but because it has gone beyond fact, it is deeply upsetting and untruthful to some people. If a story is not specified as being Christian, it is not Christian. But that is not so.

I think that this scene is upsetting because it calls us beyond fact into the vast world of imagination, and imagination is a word of many dimensions.


                        --Madeline L'Engle, Margaret Edwards Award
                         Acceptance Speech, June 27, 1998

I also refer you to the concept of "ficton."

Reality is a weak crutch, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 09:06 PM

I remember that scene in "Wind in the Willows". It's an incredibly powerful and moving scene, one that expresses what shines quietly at the heart of life. It is incredibly tragic that some people's missionary zeal against what they term "religion" has blinded them to the sacred and shut their eyes and ears against it.

The Sacred goes so far beyond mere organized religion or religious doctrine...that's what they don't realize. It is confined to no religion. It predates all religion. It is Life itself, and it is what really matters.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 09:14 PM

Life itself...ah, there's the rub. Weak crutch, indeed, Rapaire, but transcending it requires the greatest determination and the most intensive physical therapy (in a manner of speaking).

In other news here is what our poor old 60's tract home used to look like -- a sort of Edith Bunker aspiration or something.

And here are some pictures after our recent spate of improvements --including the new low wall in front, a new roof, stucco, windows and driveway. Click on any image for a larger version.

We are satisfied.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 09:57 PM

Much improved all right, Amos. Archie and Edith "Bunkah" wouldn't even recognize it now. ;-) I like the look of the place. You can tell right away that it's in a warmer climate...just the kind of climate I prefer, in fact.

The stone wall is a great touch.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:01 PM

Hey, LH! I just noticed (on another website) that the house next door to Amos' is for sale! With the Canadian dollar at all-time highs, you could snatch it up and become Amos' Next Door Neighbor! (Or Neighbour, if you prefer.)

Just picture Chongo swinging in the trees, taking potshots at that pot of Amos' with his tommygun...or "Shane" dropping by for a few weeks....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:05 PM

Ha! I love the idea!

Only trouble is...Amos is in the USA. Otherwise, I'd do it, but I don't think I want to move to the USA right now. Nope. Just not safe enough, given the present situation.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:08 PM

Use it as a vacation cabin. Trap a few raccoons and skunks and stretch the hides in the backyard, catch few fish and clean 'em and let the guts ripen up for stink bait...why, the possibilities are endless.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:24 PM

You're tempting me...my dachshund would also get to make his unique contributions to Amos' daily existence.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:45 PM

Invite "Shane" (wherever he is) to use the house when you're not there. You could even get him a cheap pickup to put up on blocks in the driveway, an old fridge on the back patio for beer, and having been to San Diego I can guarentee he can find a skank or two....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 11:59 PM

What a lot of work! The roof and maybe paint, that's as much as I can manage now (and I can't really, I'll have to borrow it from my ROTH IRA).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:14 AM

A charming idea, I am sure; but I urge you to think carefully about the consequences. You would be ruining a perfectly workable relationship.

And your dialup would prove most unsatisfactory, I believe, for reasons that would be very hard to diagnose.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 09:10 AM

Dear Mom,

The Mayor has taken it into his little head to have a City Leadership Summit out at Jim Rogers' ranch (vide this Jim Rogers and it starts promptly at noon today. It's just out past Fire Station 5, so it's not far off, but it will run until 8:30 p.m. today and until noon tomorrow. All Department heads and the whole damned City Council is expected to be there, so I will be sorta out of touch for a bit. Please don't punish me for hanging around with politicians and other low-lifes; I'll also be hanging around with Good Folks who work for a living.

I'll pop in and see how you are when I can.

Your fave rave,
Rapaire


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 09:57 AM

wanna see a comet that doubled its glow yesterday?

http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/gallery_holmes_page3.htm?PHPSESSID=dtmgjbj2mhfined4duu2k2q0c4


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 09:59 AM

Very nice.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:45 AM

Awesome in several respects. The dialogue is a wonderful example of rational international dialogue and contribution -- the posts come from Romania, Mexico, China, and are all focused on-topic. Shows you what's possible.

Comet itself is awe-inspiring.


a


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:50 AM

Comet Holmes. Been watching it on APOD. Discovered by Sherlock Holmes in the 1870s or so, as I remember, and used by James Moriarty as the basis of his work on the dynamics of an asteroid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:56 AM

Sometimes, Rapaire, you twist so many times in so little space that you make an ass toroid of yourself!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:00 PM

That mo bius a real klein thing to say, Amos. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:48 PM

I got moe' bius in my little finger than the whole Klein put together!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 08:24 PM

I hate it when that happens. You post a quick, lively rejoinder and it meets a wall of silent seconds, ticking away while it hangs out there, slowly growing stale and dead... What a waste of scintillation!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:31 PM

Sorry, Amos. Very nice.

I was away from my computer. I hope you didn't sit there waiting the whole time!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:54 PM

Oh, no, not at all. I was gallivanting around the universe, in my best cavalier fashion -- you know -- long feathered hat, high-top boots, purple underpants on the outside, tights and a velveteen jacket, rapier in hand, lace cuffs. You get the picture. High fashion for cavaliers.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:55 PM

The poor guy! He was languishing there for ages, Stilly....watching...waiting...gnawing at his fingernails in distress as the minutes, then the hours ticked by....and NO response! "Have I (sob) become completely irrelevant????"

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 12:12 AM

Little Hawk:

Relevance, is of course, relative to viewpoint and prceived "Others" viewpoints.

In this case, I can assure you, I was not in the least disquieted.

And that is how you capture the Great Number, such as

20390,

young man.

Yours In gravitas,


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM

No comments since 12:12 mudcat time last night? Have you all abandoned our poor, dear, frail, Mother?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:38 AM

No, I've been in a "Leadership Summit" that hasn't yet told me anything I didn't know.

Except...Jim Rogers' Ranch House is a simple little place: fireplace, concert grand piano, gold-plate and engraved "James Arness" commemorative Colt .45s in hand-tooled holsters slung over a hand-tooled saddle with genuine silver bullets in the bullet loops of the gunbelt, a few well-chosen Western-themed paintings from unknown artists like Fred Remington and Chuckie Russell on the walls, several other saddles including one sporting a LOT of silver filigree and conchos, the occassional bronze statue with a Western theme...all in a house bigger than most churches. Just a typical, lower-end, Pocatello home....

(And Mom -- what I've just written in the above paragraph is absolutely true and doesn't even begin to describe the half of it. The man even has his outhouse inside, just like the Legion Hovel, only his isn't just a hole in the ground! The pistols were found by the city's risk manager who wanted to seize them as a risk hazard.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 09:20 AM

Sounds like a cool country hangout for the bosses of the New World Order...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 10:46 AM

"genuine silver bullets in the bullet loops "

You have been having a werewolf problem in those parts?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 12:48 PM

Ninja Parade Slips Through Town Unnoticed Once Again ...

Modesto, CA residents turned out for the city's annual Ninja Parade, where no ninjas were seen for the 30th year in a row. ...


I love long standing traditions, especially those dealing with the svelte, the subtle, the invisible and the insouciant.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:44 PM

Any bronzes by Bob Scriver? He was a Montana sculptor who did a lot of those western cowboy and horse themes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:44 PM

Dunno. All I recognized among the bronzes was a Fred Remington. I can tell you that there wasn't a fake in the bunch, though. And his ceiling looked better than most people's hardwood floors.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:07 PM

Now is the hour we adore,
Leaping delighted toward the door...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:08 PM

Tripping light;ly o'er the floor,
Knowing it is ours to score...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:08 PM

Twenty K and hundreds four!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 09:43 PM

Sorry, Amos. I was (and am) too tired to do anything about it. I thought about it, but decided not to take it.

Congratulations on your achievement. I know how very much the number 20,400 means to you and I'm glad you got it. It is, after all, a very even number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 10:51 PM

Could be iron deficiency. Have you tried nibbling on one of your sabers?

That would restore your vitality and make you a saber-toothsome tiger indeed.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 09:44 AM

No, it was from associating with politicians and similar low-life for two days.

And yesterday Barbara Marshall, for whom (with her late husband) the Library is named, died. They don't teach you what to do in cases like this in Library School, but I've take Certain Steps.

Damn!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 10:09 AM

Now that could make any Halloween decor downright in bad taste all of a sudden. Fall wreaths (leaves collected and preserved) might be a good touch the span the holiday and remain as a memorial memento.


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