The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1989615
Posted By: Amos
07-Mar-07 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
At sixteen-four and eight-six
The watchers came alive.
"If they post fourteen times, this thread
Will get to sixteen five!!"
The MOABITES they smiled, they laughed,
It saw no contest there;
They knew that fourteen posts were like
The wafting of a hair.
The light would twinkle once, and then
The count would roll around.
There was no doubt a-haunting them;
They stood on certain ground.
And as the numbers trickled in,
The media gasped and roared,
First one--a lonely poem -- came in,
Then two, then three -- then four.
We knew the outcome warn't in doubt,
We knew how lay the land.
We knew we'd see sixteen-five laid out,
And we'd head fer seventeen grand.

Alex Smart
Wise Acres In a Foolish Land
Hardover and Tacking, Wet Rail Publications
Greenwish Village, 1938