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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: 12 Feb 14 - 11:15 PM

Well done, dear Stilly River Sage. I commend your triumphant crush toward the finish line.

Well done to ALL of Mom's chilluns high ort low, wise or otherwise, who have shepherded her so valiantly, so perseverantly, to this ultimate, triumphant passage.

Though the Mudcat prosper and endure for decades, no thread will match what Mom has done, no conversation stagger on so determinedly, nor ever embrace so wide a spectrum of fine and titillating topics. THe purity and color and breadth and depth and sheer aroma of Mom's BS shall remain Mudcat loe, a part of the Great History of the Mudcat, forevermore.

I raise my glass--a Spanish rojo and salute the souls of MOAB!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Feb 14 - 11:49 PM

And here is a nod with my single malt, to the MOAB - and all who have frolicked here. And thanks Joe and Max for not deleting it pages and pages ago when everyone blamed it for slowing down the 'Cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:04 AM

Yay Stilly!!

I've been doing some research up at the university library lately, in the special collections section. One of the early settlers of my town was a woman named Minnie Frances Hayden Howard. She was a doctor, graduating from medical school in 1899, and shortly afterward moved to Pocatello with her husband and young family. After a long and busy life, Minnie was asked many times by family and friends to write her memoirs, so in her 85th year, she took out a spiral bound notebook and began to write. That notebook was part of the large donation of papers and correspondence her son gave to the Idaho State University library after her death. When I found that memoir, it felt to me that I had found the Small Plates themselves, as these were full of anecdotes, interesting memories, reflections on life, and musings about the past, as well as the loose chronological history of Minnie's experiences. I read so much and learned so many things about this woman, that she feels like a friend or close acquaintance. I'm continuing to learn from someone who has been dead for almost 50 years!

One of the ideas Minnie shared was this simple but thought-provoking phrase: "People tend to live by the sentiments of the songs they sing." Minnie wrote about how her mother didn't enjoy the young teenagers bringing home the songs of the day and pounding them out on the melodeon. Songs like "You'll Miss Lots of Fun When You're Married" by John Philip Sousa & Edward M. Taber, or "After the Ball" by Charles K. Harris were not allowed to be sung in that strict, though loving, household. Now there may be nothing wrong with those songs, but Minnie's mother didn't want her young single adults to fall into the thought patterns of such songs that poked gentle fun at marriage or encouraged maudlin regret.

Maybe Minnie's mother has a point. But I've always been more interested in reading and books than in popular music, so as I've been sitting and pondering lately, I've been wondering if we also tend to live by the overall themes of the books we read. I think yes, we do.

It is terribly hard for me to settle on one single book as my all-time favorite. But I suppose if I were pushed to make a decision, I would ultimately choose To Kill a Mockingbird. (That's not to say it would be the first book I'd choose to be stranded with on a desert island. That honor would go to the as-yet-unpublished Encyclopedia Galactica. But that's another blog topic in itself.)

When I recall To Kill a Mockingbird and its themes that I have consciously or unconsciously lived by as a result of making that book part of myself, I think certainly of the message to reject racism and hold fast to justice. But I think also of other, subtler themes.

For example, I have four teenaged sons (one of them is an exchange student from Poland). Our life is very full and sometimes complicated and hectic. I remember how, in my own teen years, I slowly asserted my independence and began to make my own choices and decisions about life. I know I slowly withdrew from my parents, though still keeping good relations with them, and spent more and more time with my friends. Now my own children are doing this. I have learned that instead of trying in vain to hang on to my elusive sons for a little longer, risking disgruntlement and rebellion, I try to use Atticus's style of parenting. Scout said he treated her and Jem with "courteous detachment." So instead of getting all worked up about a child declining to share all the details of a date with me, or another son who refuses to give me a play-by-play of his debate tournament, I remember Atticus's courtesy and his gentle awareness of the individuality of his children, and I try to do likewise.

I think also of the way people in the Maycomb community helped each other and I hope I've internalized the model Harper Lee describes of an ideal neighborhood where people work together in friendship to help one another. Through hardships like fire and addiction, and smaller things like gardening and recognizing a stray dog, the people of this fictionalized neighborhood helped each other. Because of Stephanie Crawford's influence, for example, I have tried to be kind to the children of my own neighborhood. So I think the themes of community and public feeling have rubbed off on me.

Then there's Boo Radley. I think a simple way to sum up how his perspective affects me is that one never knows the influence one person has on another. A kind word might be the very thing someone needs to keep going. Scout and Jem had no idea how much they meant to Boo, and often we don't know how much we mean to other people. But maybe that isn't the important thing. Maybe it is more important that we tell the people around us how much they mean to us, and if the feelings are reciprocated, great. If not, at least we've shared our own feelings of gratitude and appreciation.

I could go on and on, tracing my actions directly to portrayals of similar actions in some of my favorite books (unfortunately not all of them positive). Books and ideas are powerful, and music is also powerful. Sometimes I've been a bit shy about reading or thinking or listening to some examples of these things because I know their influence can be great. For example, I haven't been brave enough to read much Stephen King, and I don't have the desire to listen to certain types of music. Maybe this wariness comes in part from recognizing the truth of what Minnie Howard's mother taught. We really do tend to live by the sentiments of the music we listen to and the books we read.

So I think I need to carry this awareness one step farther now. Because I acknowledge the influence books and music have on me, I will, still with courteous detachment, suggest to my children and community members, books whose themes can motivate readers toward good things. I will also listen when my children and others share their thoughts and experiences with me, because it's hard to know how much such a listening ear can mean to someone else. Listening is, in itself, a way to show gratitude and appreciation, and this helps to reinforce the sentiments by which I choose to read about and live by.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 05:19 AM

I checked on the impending storm and then came straight to the MOAB.

I managed 6 in a row
But my back said no
So I bade good night
Knowing that the fight
Of 50k went kat's way

I wonder if literary anthropologists will ponder the final thrust to 50k and why such effort was taken, the final charge seemingly consuming one dedicated Mudcatter. No matter. We know why.

BRAVO SRS!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: maire-aine
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 08:44 AM

Well done, SRS!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 10:41 AM

So, Eiseley, did I ever tell you about this book I read called "Fanny Hill, or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"? Frankly, it's not very good and it hardly influenced my life as much as, say, "Cycle Chicks in Leather" or "Huck Finn" or even "Time Enough For Love" or these paper plates I once dug up and read and recycled (they said, "This ain't it, keep looking.")

But we have done it! No thread shall ever overtake Mom, no thread shall ever reach these heights. Sham McBride and his brother, Shem, shall not detract from them, nor can Chonga lessen them. Randy Ronnie Rutledge might, however.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 10:55 AM

Having read...oh, at least .01274% of MOAB, and posted 5-6 times, I did wonder how #50,000 would go down.

I can't think of a better way to dedicate the achievement. Our friend katlaughing was the soul of this forum, and is now a part of the very Earth, Wind and Water where many of us live and wander.

Onward....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 12:18 PM

I liked Time Enough for Love, but I liked Time for the Stars and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel even better. That last I read so many times I could quote long passages to my sons.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:08 PM

Eiseley, I hope you keep that note somewhere so you can find it again, not just pitch it into the almost infinity that is the MOAB. Make it a note in facebook, perhaps. I know exactly what you're talking about. Every so often I had occasion to work with our archivists in Special Collections to find an image that might be 100 or more years old to use in an article or on an invitation, poster, or other library publication. I relish the idea of uncovering someone's work of art or photo and bringing it out for modern contemplation. I don't think we just gaze at it, I think we think about them when we know they represent a slice of life from a long time ago.

I also preferred a laissez-faire approach to parenting. I could see them becoming interesting young people and into adulthood and didn't feel that I needed to somehow be the strong arm of the law with them. And we read at bedtime well into their high school years because sharing these stories and poems was so important. And we also had film nights that invoked great conversations and opportunities to answer questions - things I wanted them to know but that came up in the context of a film, not me sitting them down to lecture. And now they're great kids, still learning. 21 and 25 and though there are things I wish they'd listen more closely to, they're not doing bad on their own.

Yes, to those who drop in to see what 50,000 is all about, since we lost kat last summer it was a spontaneous suggestion that we've had to keep in mind for months. I have a small container of kat's ashes (thanks, Bill D!) that will now begin a trip down Sycamore Creek to the Trinity River. I've been waiting for this 50,000 post to go ahead and scatter the ashes, and it is timed so that the weather is finally looking pretty, she wouldn't be scattered on ice and have to wait for a thaw. ;-)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 03:41 PM

I found two forums where there were complaints about "very long" threads. One of the offending threads had over SEVEN THOUSAND posts, and the other had TWELVE THOUSAND!! Can you believe it???


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 04:59 PM

"Of 50k would go kat's way"

Maybe I should start drinkin again. At least I'd get some sleep. Won't be much sleep tonight anyway. Snowstorm is just now signalling what will come later and peak at midnight so I'll have to be up every hour to check on Mum and to make sure her back door is free of snow. As long as the ensuing sleet and freezing rain don't cut power, Bob's my uncle.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 05:30 PM

Hmmm...books that influenced me: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Starship Troopers, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, 1984, all of the Sherlock Holmes canon, all of the Heinlein canon (Eiseley, you weren't even BORN when I read "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel"), all of Mark Twain, Geoff Chaucer's stuff*, Billy-Bob Shakespeare's stuff, The Things They Carried, stuff by people like Sophocles and Caesar and Aristophanes and Aristotle, The Defense of Poesy, Aeroapegitica (spelled wrong), Johnny Dunne's stuff, Alex Pope's verses, Jon-boy Swift's writings, Keats and Shelley and gang, Ruddy Kipling, Bill B. Yeats, Jimmy Joyce, and a whole lot more. Feel free to come browse through the couple of thousand books I have, and the couple of thousand my wife and I jointly have, and with her permission the couple of thousand she has. Oh, I didn't mention "The Gospel of the Magdalene" or the Nag Hamadi library or D&C or The Baghava Gita or the Tao Te Chin or the Old and New Testaments or the teaching of the Buddha or the Zen stuff.

That'll do for now.

*Including "A Treatise on the Astrolab."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 10:30 PM

Not to mention...well, a lot of books influenced me and I can even quote some of that stuff.

"See Spot. See Spot run. Run, Spot, run."

"Whan that Aprille with its shoures soute"

"That thing of silk? That mere white curd of ass's milk?
Satire or sense, alas! does Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?"

"How do I love thee? Let me check my Kama Sutra."

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

"An armed society is a polite society."

"Sorrow shared is halved; joy shared is tripled."

"Librarians are the secret masters of the Universe. Don't ever piss one off."

"Given a angle, A,...."

Never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 12:40 AM

Why do you have to check your mom's door during the night? Can't you just shovel away any snow in the morning?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 04:40 AM

SRS... it's part of my plan to keep her calm. If she knows I am 'on guard' at least every two hours, it eases her mind*. Last night, I went out at 23:20, walked to the corner of my house, assessed the snow acculation at her back door, and decided stormwatch should stand down. Still didn't get any sleep to speak of.

* The media hype started on Monday. At one point, on the CBC Radio Moncton Early Morning show, Jonna said she heard a report of "up to 60cm" with high winds. Trying to tell Mum that MY forecast was more likely than Peter Coade's forecast? The longest media meteorologist career ever. Who's she gonna attach her scared shitless level to?

Hark! I hear a plow. I have enough time for another cup of tea before I move the truck..........


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 05:00 AM

The windrow is about 8" at the crest. I just might take a pic and send it to Peter Coade and his weather terrorist-in-training, 'Wailin' Kalin Mitchel. Kalin can spew the forecast for every village in NA in a 5 minute segment.

BTW, Mum actually has developed a strategy for combatting her apprehensions... when Kalin comes on the TV, she turns the channel.

I am just happy that we got the fifth 'storm that wasn't' this season. But wait! Another disturbance in the force, a double-whammy, if you will, a one-two punch, is on the way for Saturday and Jonna will bring us all the details in the next hour when she talks with Peter Coade if he made it into work with all the snow and ice pellets and freezing rain and rain and wind that made driving conditions so treacherous and there will be a rerport on power outages and she will be checking with the Emergency Measures Organization to bring us up to speed on any flooding that may have occured and she'll also go over a list of cancellations so stay tuned... and FREAK OUT FOR NO FUCKING REASON!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 06:02 AM

Blimey, I'm away for less than two days and not only has the 50k been breached but we've jumped onto page 1001! Couldn't have been a finer dedication for the 50k, mind.

Me? I've been busy...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 06:09 AM

BTW, it's STILL raining here!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 08:53 AM

I shoveled much of friend Mary's driveway and canyons for her daschie yesterday, the driveway down to asphalt. I exhausted myself, and I ache, I ache, oh how I ache! But it had to be done.

Off to SLC today.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 09:21 AM

Why didn't you go to ONT when you were in MB... it's right next door. Oh, had to shovel Mary out first. Such a nice boy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 11:00 AM

Looks like our members are shoveling more snow that BS lately.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 11:35 AM

But is it quality snow?

Here, it's mostly slush today.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 01:57 PM

I just walked to the library in a fine sift of snow. Too bad you had to shovel, Rapparee. Oh well, it'll be character building. Wait! You're already a character.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 11:24 PM

Yes, the sort of character your parents warned you against.

Home tomorrow, hopefully in time to pick up the mail. Church, probably, tomorrow evening (HA!), dinner, home and ta hell wit da laundry, at least until it begs to be done.

I think I have a photo of the aurora making an "M" in the sky. Of course. What other letter would it make? A "Z" that stands for Zorro? M for magnificent, for magnanimous, for merciful, for everything good and wise and pleasant and wonderful. Not like an "A" for Amherst and Auburn and awful and the Scarlet Letter was an "A".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 11:51 PM

He's too modest to suggest "M" for "Mike."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 01:46 AM

Yu may scoff. But "A" will always be, and always has been. the First Vowel.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 06:08 AM

A-up, me duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 07:35 AM

M also stands for another name.

G stands for gorgeous, gregarious, gracious, gonad... people tell me I am a nut.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 09:39 AM

Yes, a blazing M across the sky -- even the Deity recognizing my greatness!

As for A being the first vowel, that's being changed. Deep in Wales there is a group of historical linguists who have proven conclusively that "A" being the first vowel is the result of centuries of English oppression and it should in the "sometimes" category. The vowels should actually read W, Y, E, I, O, U and sometimes A. Their counterparts in Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and the Isle of Mann agree and a petition is being sent to the UN for action.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 11:03 AM

I can't believe they didn't ask me to sign it! My GREAT forefathers escaped the Germanic tribes' cruel invasion of Wales and then Erye. Seeing as how there is to be 450mm of snow beginning around midnight and wind gusts to 90kph tomorrow, it mighta been better if they had rode with the likes of Mel Glibson until they were blue in the face. I'll be blue in the face by storm's end tomorrow eve. Might even turn the air gnu blue too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 11:56 AM

Oooooh! There's this huge yellow-white thing in the sky this morning - I think I remember seeing this a long time ago . . . not the Goodyear blimp, this thing gives off heat. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 12:07 PM

Rap's ego?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 12:10 PM

I just sent an e to some of my Canuck buddies. Can any of youse listen the the clips I refer to in the e?

Just a heads up in case you don't know, the archives (right hand side) keep each show for between 1 and 2 weeks so you can listen and/or download em (whole shows as well as clips) if ya miss em. With The Debaters, it's clips only but they are well worth listening to.

http://www.cbc.ca/irrelevantshow/


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 10:20 PM

Back home again, in Pocatello
Where the cotton blooms and blows
Where the candlelight is shining bright
In the windows of skid road....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 02:46 PM

Welcome home to Pocatello,
Weary, travel-tired fellow
Back home where the snow is yellow
And the sun is pale.

Back where lunch is lime-green jello
And where no-one rides a velo
Where the dogs all bark and bellow
When they catch their tails.

Home, where no-one plays the cello
Where the neighbors all say "Hello!"
Home at last in Pocatello!
At least you're not in jail.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 03:30 PM

Let me reprase that. Can any of youse NOT listen to the clips? Let me rephrase that. Can any of youse be arsed to do me a favour and thereby, perhaps, find an absolute gem or two of Canuck humour?

Ya know. I have pondered, albeit fleetingly, that all of the LHs have been silent for quite some time and I have, at times, wondered why. Which one of youse (us?) pissed off which of the LHs and silenced all of them?

If none of we did... OMG! No! No no no no no! LH found...... I dare not speak such! Oh dear. This is not good... or it might be.

Take care, LHs. Tread lightly and don't give it away.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 04:28 PM

I clicked on it yesterday, just didn't get around to turning down what I was listening to so I could listen to your link, gnu. I'll give it a shot later when I come back in from the garden.

I came in to see if there was any email interest in a futon I've listed on Craig's List. Lunatics seem to shop there - they call, say they're coming, then never get here. And even though the price is very low, they still want it lower. NO. You don't need to dicker all of the time, folks, just buy at at the price it is listed or go buy some piece of crap for $10 less. It's your call.

Off my soap box. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 08:06 PM

I do this... it's $100. They offer $50. I say I will take $150. They say I asked $100!!! I say no, I asked $150 but I will take $125 and I have to pee so get your money out or leave cause I gotta go. And I start to go in the house and point to the video camera in the window and say... smile on your way out. I sometimes don't get my asking but I never waste my time.

The price is the price because it's the price. Even Jean know dat la!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX6XMIldkRU


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 08:53 PM

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) -- Jamie Coots, a snake-handling Kentucky pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation," died Saturday after being bitten by a snake.

Coots was handling a rattlesnake during a Saturday night service at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bit, another preacher, Cody Winn, told WBIR-TV

"Jamie went across the floor. He had one of the rattlers in his hand, he came over and he was standing beside me. It was plain view, it just turned its head and bit him in the back of the hand ... within a second," Winn said.


Well, I guess that if you don't know how to handle snakes you shouldn't be handling snakes. Me, I just pick 'em up and throw 'em away. And I do hope that the guy who got bit had clean hands cuz I wouldn't want the snake getting sick or anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: maeve
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 06:11 AM

Here's to Kat. Thank you, everyone.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: maeve
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 06:41 AM

As far as I know, the following is the only post katlaughing made on MOAB:
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        BS: The Mother of all BS threads         21 Apr 06    07:02 PM

"Please note: I believe this is the first time I have ever, ever posted to this Monster of a Thread!

    I saw a fellow with a Tshirt, today, which said, in big, bold letters "MOAB." Now, we live across the border from a place called Moab (moe-ab)and I think that's what his shirt was promoting, BUT at first glance I wanted to run to hm, shake his hand, and say "Who ARE you? Do you know the Mother of them all on the Mudcat?!!"

    On second glance, I thought...hmmmmm, maybe a few beknighted blighters who have nothing better to do than add to the longest thread in history would like to bid for a MOAB tshirt or two in the Mudcat auction. Easy enough for me to get them, SO...if any of you puir souls are interested, please let me know and we'll get the ball rolling.:-) "

    katlaughing


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 07:06 AM

Thanks, m.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 10:39 AM

True, easy enough to get them. Eiseley gave me a MOAB baseball-type cap. Well, it says "I ♥ MOAB" but the thought is there.

Hmmm...I wonder...perhaps I could put in the auction an offer for three or four tee shirts reading

    MOAB
the living
      ♥
    of the
Mudcat Cafe

One each in medium, large, XL and 2XL. I'd have to see what colors are available. I could even get the heart to drip blood. Winner pays shipping, all proceeds to Max.

Waddaya think?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 10:58 AM

Why not, Rap? I'd bid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 07:25 PM

Running a virus scan and then a malware scan on the laptop to try to figure that shit out. Sorry. Thought I had it sorted. Posted elsewhere and came back here on the laptop and it started agan. Odd but there it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,gnu on laptop
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 07:42 PM

Let's try this again. Okay. Keyboard. I think. Odd that it would not work, then work, the not work, repeat.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 09:29 PM

You get that thing from the current government in Ottawa? Or from Washington?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 10:59 PM

I think I have two MOAB shirts now, thanks to Mike, who travels there every so often. I love them, and when I wear one I KNOW that I'm representing Mom, not some small Mormon town in Utah.

Thanks maeve, for digging out that post. Kat lived close enough to ground zero that posting wasn't a big requirement. :)

gary, that site wouldn't open for me. I guess I live on the wrong side of the border for the CBC to serve. Maybe they have YouTube videos that would span the continent?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 05:31 AM

Works for me. Here's the title... (former) prime minister jean chretien explains...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: maeve
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 05:39 AM

Worked for me in Maine, Stilly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX6XMIldkRU


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