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Thread #59418 Message #1263876
Posted By: Rapparee
03-Sep-04 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Dear Sirs and/or Madams and/or Madamoiselles and/or those as yet undecided:
I shall be away beginning Saturday, September 4, 2004; my return will be on September 22, 2004. I shall first fly unto Chicago, and from thence (another name for Navy Pier) set sail for Warren, Rhode Island via the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal. I will be on the good ship Grande Marnier, in cabin 40B. My passage has been upgraded so that I no longer will have to crouch sullenly in steerage, pulling on an oar to the tune of the drum and lash. I shall, rather, be lounging with the toffs and lollygagging with those who feel that they are my betters.
I realize that all of you bid me Godspeed, Bon Voyage, a Broken Leg, and all of that. I realize that all of you are insanely jealous. Please don't be. I shall be thinking of you all as I endure the warm rays of the sun and the gentle kiss of a late-Summer breeze as the ship knifes through the blue waters of Lake Michigan. As I call for the deck steward to refill my flagon of rum I shall think of you all.
Yes, I will endure the excellent cuisine so that you won't have to. I am always willing to suffer things like cruises or five star hotels so that the MOABites won't have to. And I do this willingly.
And as the song says, "Please don't burn our shithouse down." So, until September 22nd, I remain,
(Actually, I'll remain the same person after September 22nd too.)