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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: 08 Sep 09 - 10:09 PM

Thank heavens I'm not like those people!

Just think: I'm posting this on a 10+ year old computer.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 10:20 PM

Smugness is as smugness doess, good Bookmeister.

Undt Die Rechts- Hunde des amerikanischen Reaktionärs bilden einen dummen Slapstick aus dem allgemeinen Dialog heraus.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:07 PM

We need more dog food. I wonder if I should take the dogs with me tomorrow or the next day to pick it up. They love to ride in the truck and do tricks down at the feed store for the dog biscuits in the boxes there. But Poppy is such an airhead. She jumps on people because she's so jealous of Cinnamon. Maybe MOM can come along and hold Cinnamon's leash and I'll keep hold of Poppy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:07 PM

There's a critical mass of Rush Limbaugh and his ilk that can be stuffed into people's heads. When that point has been reached, their heads will explode into flames that make magnesium flares look like kitchen matches.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 12:47 AM

I guess it is purely an individual case which way that explosion will project them, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 08:28 AM

If they REALLY internalize the stuff it won't come out their heads, but it WILL project them immense distances. If you are one of them try not to face anything solid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 09:49 AM

I would not have thought the material was that digestible or assimilable.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:13 AM

I detect a lot of projectile shit coming from the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush L. It hits everything. Blinds people to the truth. (All of this is generated because of a huge fear of "tit for tat." The Bushites treated so many people so badly for so long that they're now afraid of retribution.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 11:00 AM

I think some of them are genuinely misguided, convinced the national government should be a general store with a cracker barrel and a few passers-by dropping in from time to time.

It is understandable to want to strengthen individual rights and State's rights. But with our present population and situation--a web-connected international force dependent on playing in the world -- it just doesn't work out that way.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 01:31 PM

Just to change the subject a little bit, I've made an amazing musical discovery, one that could change the music as we know it.

ALL music and songs are derived from Gene Chandler's 1962 hit, "Duke of Earl."

Change the notes a little bit, change the tempo slightly, modify the key, and you have every piece of music ever written or which will ever be written, from "Thus Spake Zarathustra" to "Good Golly Miss Molly" to "Greenland Whale Fisheries" to plainsong to Bach's "Concerto For A Whole Lot Of Winds And Percussion."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 01:38 PM

Except that it was derived from "Oh, Donna" and "La Bamba".



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 01:45 PM

Rapaire, the idea that all music is derived from "Duke of Earl" is such utter unmitigated BS that I won't even dignify it by discussing it here. You should be ashamed of yourself for even suggesting such hogwash.



(Everybody knows that all music is derived from Eddie Cochran's 1958 hit, "Summertime Blues".)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 02:29 PM

No, it's derived from "Duke of Earl." This song opened a gap in the fabric of space-time, affecting everything that came "before" and "after."

It's easier to explain mathematically than in spoken language. Rent's Rule, T = tg^p is a good place to begin understanding what happened, however.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 03:02 PM

I thought Rent's Rule was stated as:

p(r».5m[±d])=w/~L·37D


Restated in plain English, that's:

The probablity of rent being allowed to slide for a half-month (plus or minus a day or so) is equal to one's willingness to have sex with the landlord multiplied by bra size.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 03:19 PM

Depends on whether you have a landlord or landlady. This Rent's Rule has to do with, ah, length.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 03:24 PM

Rent's rule pertains to the organization of computing logic, specifically the relationship between the number of external signal connections to a logic block (i.e., the number of "pins") with the number of logic gates in the logic block, and has been applied to circuits ranging from small digital circuits to mainframe computers.

In the 1960's, E.F. Rent, an IBM employee, found a remarkable trend between the number of pins (terminals T) at the boundaries of integrated circuit designs at IBM and the number of internal components (g), such as logic gates or standard cells. On a log − log plot, these datapoints were on a straight line, implying a power-law relation T = tgp where t and p are constants (p < 1.0, and generally 0.5 < p < 0.8). Rent disclosed his findings in IBM-internal memoranda, but the relation was described in 1971 by Landman and Russo.[1] They performed a hierarchical circuit partitioning in such a way that at each hierarchical level (top-down) the least number of interconnections had to be cut to partition the circuit (in more or less equal parts). At each partitioning step, they noted the number of terminals and the number of components in each partition and then partitioned the sub-partitions further. They found the power law rule applied to the resulting T versus g plot and named it "Rent's rule". It is crucial to recognise that Rent's rule is an empirical result based on observations of existing designs, and therefore it is less applicable to the analysis of non-traditional circuit architectures. Having said that, it does provide a useful framework with which to compare similar architectures.


Once again, the power of Wikipedia shames the power of a normal library, counter-intuitive though that may be. Theorists explain that it is a function of primary and distributed R{x} elements in the informational hierarchy, where R is relative responsibility of the primary (first author) and secondary (administrators or additional authors) elements responsible for the distribution of information x through the network associated with the hierarchy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 04:06 PM

Where do you think I got the Rule, Amos? From "Hop On Pop"?

However, just for you:

{ Integrate[ Sin[(x^(n+1))/(n+1)], {x,0,t}],
Integrate[ Cos[(x^(n+1))/(n+1)], {x,0,t}] }

If you associate this with the Talbot Effect you might perhaps get a glimmer of what I'm talking about, but I doubt it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:06 PM

Oh, crap! This is important enough to quote in full:

A al-Qaeda-affiliated Saudi suicide bomber, carrying explosives in his anal cavity, managed to get close to the Saudi deputy interior minister and detonate himself (the minister was unharmed); analysts fear this may be a new method of carrying explosives on a plane

An affiliate of al Qaeda has taken a page from the drug mule's playbook, hiding an improvised explosive device (IED) in the anal cavity of a suicide bomber who detonated himself in late August in Saudi Arabia, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reports.

    The terrorist, a wanted militant from al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP), pretended to renounce terrorism and repent in order to get close to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia's deputy interior minister who leads the kingdom's counter-terrorism campaign.

    In the attack on August 28, the bomber obliterated himself but the prince survived shaken but unharmed.

    AQAP claimed credit for the attack in an Internet statement but was coy about the method, declaring: "No one will be able to know the type of this device or the way it was detonated."

The AAP credits the U.S. private intelligence services firm, STRATFOR, with the intimate details of the suicide bombing. According to the firm's intelligence report, the bombing signals a paradigm shift in suicide bombing tactics.

    The third tactical shift is perhaps the most interesting, and that is the use of an IED hidden in the anal cavity of the bomber. Suicide bombers have long been creative when it comes to hiding their devices. In addition to the above-mentioned IED in the camera gear used in the Masood assassination, female suicide bombers with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have hidden IEDs inside brassieres, and female suicide bombers with the Kurdistan Workers' Party have worn IEDs designed to make them look pregnant. However, this is the first instance we are aware of where a suicide bomber has hidden an IED inside a body cavity.

    It is fairly common practice around the world for people to smuggle contraband such as drugs inside their body cavities. This is done not only to get items across international borders but also to get contraband into prisons. It is not unusual for people to smuggle narcotics and even cell phones into prisons inside their body cavities (the prison slang for this practice is "keistering"). It is also not at all uncommon for inmates to keister weapons such as knives or improvised stabbing devices known as "shanks." Such keistered items can be very difficult to detect using standard search methods, especially if they do not contain much metal.

Matthew Harwood reports that the firm says that the modest amount of explosives able to fit inside a human anal cavity means the tactic is ideal for assassination. "It does pose real issues for airline security if the bomb is inside the person," Dr. Carl Ungerer, national security policy director for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute."That's why perhaps there is now going to be a real push for these scanning type machines."

It is still a mystery how the suicide bomber detonated the IED inside him, although a remote control is the most likely culprit. The incident does reveal another insecurity. If someone can conceal an IED inside their body, they could carry it on a plane, remove it, and then detonate it in "a strategic location," says STRATFOR.


            --Homeland Security National Newswire, 9/9/2009


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:11 PM

The threat color for the US is now Brown.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:28 PM

Holy shit!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 06:27 PM

May I assume the Talbot effect has to do with late middle-aged women in blazers, neck scarves and pleated skirts?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 07:19 PM

While your comeback was not without wit, it carefully avoided the point. Your interpretation of the law in question, Rent's Rule, was such that it might well have come from Hop On Pop or even Go Dogs, Go!.


As for the anal retentive terrorists, perhaps we should bring in psychiatric types who are more accustomed to dealing with the anal retentive type to learn how they might best be dissuaded. Probably by talking at them a lot...

SImilarly, you imply the Talbot effect would help the ignorant earhtlings around you understand the majesty of your insight into song derivations. The Talbot effect, as we all know, is the effect that produces duplicate images of a wave distribution when it is sent through a diffraction grating, repeated at intervals away from the center. Again, Wikipedia:

"When a laterally periodic wave distribution is incident upon a diffraction grating, its image is repeated at regular distances away from the grating plane. The regular distance is called the Talbot Length and the repeated images are called Self Images or Talbot Images. At half the Talbot length, a self image also occurs but is phase-shifted by half a period. At smaller regular fractions of the Talbot Length, subimages can also be observed."

This obvious has a great deal to do with the diffusion of song derivations, but only the Mighty may comprehend what, exactly, I am sure. Ptui, sirrah, you are a rascally villain and nothing else.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 07:26 PM

Oh, and note the math used in analyzing the Talbot effect:

Lord Rayleigh showed that the Talbot Effect was a natural consequence of Fresnel Diffraction and that the Talbot Length can be derived using the following formula[2]:
zT= 2a2/ λ
where a is the period of the diffraction grating and λ is the wavelength of the light incident on the grating.

"The Atomic Talbot Effect

Due to the quantum mechanical wave nature of particles, diffraction effects have also been observed with atoms. Chapman et al.[3] carried out an experiment in which a collimated beam of sodium atoms was passed through two diffraction gratings, the second used as a mask, to observe the Talbot effect and measure the Talbot length. The beam had a mean velocity of 1000 m/s corresponding to a de Broglie wavelength of λdB = 0.017 nm. Their experiment was performed with 200 and 300 nm gratings which yielded Talbot lengths of 4.7 and 10.6 mm respectively. This showed that for an atomic beam of constant velocity, by using λdB, the atomic Talbot length can be found in the same way in as the optical case."

Note that your integral has no bearing on either variant, sir. Ptui, redux.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 08:45 PM

This doesn't bear repeating in "News of Note" because it is so colossally stupid. It's that shit-on-a-stick Sarah Palin opining about American health care and the best way to abandon and confuse senior citizens.

The woman is a moron. Has anyone else mentioned that? Her beauty if far exceeded by her idiocy.

Obama is speaking as I type this. Let's see what silly response her royal behindness comes up with in days to come. Assuming she bothers to listen to this speech and actually think about what was said.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:10 PM

"Sarah Palin" and "think" are completely incompatible concepts.

Amos, you must realize that the effect involves supersymmetric particles, such as the wino. In fact, it is the interaction of the wino with the asymmetic meson and gravitational coupling constant (5.9 x 10^-18) that the new particle, the amos, has been derived. It is predicted (by Reines, who see) that the amos will have little or no effect upon either superstrings or much of anything else of any importance. It is, however, fun to dribble and it comes, much like the gluon, in a variety of "colors." Those identified thus far are puce, beige, off-white, eggshell, and pale cream. It is hypothesized that unlike quarks it will come in right, left, baffling and undecided "directions."

I hope that this clarifies your understanding of why "Duke of Earl" is the basis of all music.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:14 PM

And why Shatner is the basis of all acting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 10:40 PM

Shatner is not the basis of all acting. He's close, but not quite it. To find the true basis of all acting, one must go a step further and seek out Shatner's teacher. He who taught Shatner is the true basis of all acting.



Mister Ed is the basis of all acting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 08:51 AM

Dang, and here I thought all along it was Francis the Talking Mule -- he taught Mr. Ed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 10:37 AM

I believe Shatner learned acting at McGill University in Canada, didn't he? His drama teacher would thus be the one to take the blame...or receive the plaudits. William Shatner debuted in Shakespearian acting, and that may explain his rather dramatic flair and general approach to the craft.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 10:56 AM

I didn't know Francis taught at McGill.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 11:16 AM

Amos, et al.:

I can't get to Getaway again this year, but here's something to add to the fun:

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- When it comes to spitting a cricket for distance, the central Wisconsin talent seems concentrated in one Marshfield family. Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 22 feet, 8 inches at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday. Minutes later, his son Jared shot his cricket 10 feet, 5 inches to win the 9-to-11 age division.

Brian Johnsrud said the key is to pick the biggest cricket and put it upside down on your tongue. He also said you have to take the deep breath before putting the cricket in your mouth, so you don't swallow the critter.

Daniel Word, 7, won the competition among 5- to 8-year-olds. After spitting his cricket 9 feet, 11 inches, he said it wasn't easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 11:17 AM

I gahter that there's a good deal you don't know... (grin)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 12:30 PM

As Rapaire makes impeccably clear in his recent dissertations confusing ethno-musicology with sub-atomic particle physics and mortuary science, there is an infinite array of wrong information in the multiverse. The art of Advanced Knowledge Management is in focusing at least 51% of the available attention to intersect with at least 51% of the information that has a relative truth value of more than .7 (where 1 = complete certainty).

Unfortunately this effort is rendered doubly complex, at least, by the plasticity of viewpoints which traverse the multiverse, such as Rapaire's, and which are notorious for high indices of plasticity in the framing of certainty equations. This makes for artificial certainties in regions of heuristically abysmal truth value (cf. Little Hawk).


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 01:00 PM

Funny you should mention the heuristic abyss. My parents and I were watching a special on this very geographical feature on the NatGeo channel over the weeend.

Amazing the things they have discovered with remote control vehicles. The lava vent in the shape of shatners kidney stone, the tube worms, the glow in the dark back-stroking shrimps.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 01:07 PM

I can tell you this much from hard experience, son: if you do get cornered by one of those back stroking shrimps, keep your wits about you. They'll lull you into near ecstasy stroking your back and then put in the fix for all they're worth. Which, being shrimps, ain't much. But still.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 02:12 PM

Today's birthday (Sept. 10): Your quest for beauty continues. Your inner life will mirror an external transformation. There's a favorable shift in your personal life in the next six weeks. In October, you'll be working to create an environment that's as inspiring as it is tranquil. December brings new friends who give you the keys to their world. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 6, 12, 45, 31 and 40.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 02:50 PM

Funny you should mention mortuary science. My great-uncle was a cemetery sexton, my brother and I used to set tombstones, and the same brother worked for a while as grave digger. In my last Army assignment I had a graves registration unit attached to my platoon.

As a result, I know a few jokes about the subject.

Like the guy who ordered a gravestone for his wife's birthday with the epitaph "Still frigid" on it it. A month or so later she ordered one for his birthday with the epitaph "Finally stiff."

Ah well. Those were the days...when the customers kept their mouths shut and never complained.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 04:00 PM

Well as they said when they buried the guy face-down, that's a crack up.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 04:27 PM

The other way and it's a cock up?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 04:36 PM

Rapaire, BTW, thanks SO much for your imaginative contribution to the Getaway program planning.

But forget it!! I ain't spiuttin' no crickets at the Getaway!! And that's final.

OR as the man said when he slid down the banister blindfolded, "Ouch! That's finial!"



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 04:44 PM

"As feats of endurance go, Claudia Rose's recent swim across Alaska's Sitka Sound is pretty remarkable.

The distance from Kruzof Island to Sitka is only eight miles, but there were strong currents and swarms of stinging jellyfish. The water temperature was only 54 degrees -- and Rose did not wear a wetsuit.

The 45-year-old from San Diego required 4 hours, 36 minutes to complete the feat and is believed to be the first person to swim across the sound, wetsuit or no wetsuit.

"I'm much more interested in things people haven't done," Rose says in story posted on the website of the Anchorage Daily News.

A former triathlete, Rose took up swimming because of medical issues that left her unable to run for long periods. Among her other accomplishments is a 21-mile crossing from Santa Catalina Island to Los Angeles in 2006."

We train them tough down at La Jolla Shores, believe you me.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 04:45 PM

How about a contest singing with your mouth full of crickets?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 05:07 PM

I'd be even more impressed with someone who swam from Attu or Kiska to Sitka, especially in January or February.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 11:41 PM

Them Cricket Spitters

How 'bout them cricket spitters?
Ain't they dips?
Spittin' them crickets right outta they lips!
Spit 'em to the north,
And spit 'em to the south,
Spittin' them crickets right outta they mouths!
Lookit then spitters with crickets in they jaw,
Spittin' them bugs like they wuz wads of chaw!
How to spit a cricket?
It's easy, I'll admit it,
Just get yerself a cricket, pop it in yer mouth and spit it!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 08:40 AM

Crickets, in additional to being good fish bait, are good people food -- just scroll on down for pictures of what could be YOUR last meal. Crickets have that crunchy-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside texture people love, whereas deep-fried maggots can be popped right into your mouth and, like popcorn shrimp, are hardly noticeable and you could eat them all night while you watch football on TV.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:25 AM

Amos, I have spent many hours poring over these 2 sentences you wrote in an earlier post on this thread:

Amos - "Unfortunately this effort is rendered doubly complex, at least, by the plasticity of viewpoints which traverse the multiverse, such as Rapaire's, and which are notorious for high indices of plasticity in the framing of certainty equations. This makes for artificial certainties in regions of heuristically abysmal truth value..."

Ummmm...yeah. Riiiiiight.

You know what I think? I think you had better stop drinking whatever they serve at Chinga's establishment, because it has had a very deleterious effect on your grasp of reality. In short, my friend, your mind is fucked! ;-) Get professional help now before it is too late. Call up Woody Allen cos he knows some really good headshrinkers and can probably steer you in the right direction.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:39 AM

Forget Chinga, I just saw in an Internet report that Officer Dana is posing nude for a calendar. Something about crossing from Kiska to Sitka in February (walking across the ice, of course) without a wet suit. Have you heard anything about this, LH? Is she trying to raise funds for a new squad car? Or build a bigger jail to hold Shane?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:58 AM

Unfortunately, Little Hawk, that post was completely precisely accurate, and your inability to assimilate it is a reflection not on its truth value but on a certain resistance in the eye of the beholder.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:59 AM

WHOA!!! Are you sure?

(I can't help but think about how a walk in those particular conditions would affect her nipples....yikes!)

Sorry. It just came to my mind for some reason.

She has always taken an almost motherly (or sisterly?) interest in Shane for some reason, and it indicates her very altruistic nature. I can see her maybe doing a fundraiser to educate the lad and rescue him from his jailbound lifestyle, but I thought she was still a bit pissed over the scene he made at the Mariposa Festival this summer.

I guess maybe she's the forgiving kind, eh? If Shane would just get his life together and marry her it could turn his whole life around. Soon he would be exchanging polite letters with Rapaire about guns and martial combat, visiting the library to do genuine research on important social causes, and engaging in witty intellectual banter with Amos...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 11:08 AM

That was a reply to Stilly.

As for you, Amos, my friend, you are a sad victim of the advanced symptoms of terminal California drivel-speak, the objective of which is to bury the listener under a veritable barrage of pretentious words like "heuristic", "jejeune", "frisson", and so on...not in order to actually say anything, mind you, but merely to sound as if one is saying something...something truly weighty and meaningful and significant...something that reminds the listener that he is in the presence of greater knowledge and urbanity than his own and that he would do best to merely sit with his jaw slightly open reveling in the joy of hearing the final truth on the matter, whatever the matter is or purports to be.

Utter and complete blathertwaddle in other words. ;-) It's one of the things I love in you, because you are so good at it. If I come out to California, I expect you to coach me in that technique so that I can go to the L.A. and San Francisco and San Diego Starbucks ooffee shops and wow the other patrons into awed silence.


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