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Thread #59418   Message #2933950
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Jun-10 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Did I ever mention Pinky Malarkey, up at the Legion? Pinky was from Ireland, of course, and used to do dynamiting on the railroad. Pinky was usually a tad confused, which is why he blew up bridges and trains for the Union Specific (a short-lived company similar but different from the Oregon Short Line). He used to drink rye whiskey mixed with nitroglycerin because every time he burped he'd send everybody diving for cover. Then one evening, at the Idaho Legion's Great Cabbage, Burrito, and Beer Fest he had one too many. Poor Pinky burped in reverse, so to speak, and landed in a direct hit on the edge of Lake Bonneville. All of the nitro he'd accumulated in his system over the years exploded when he landed and blew a HUGE hole in the lakeshore. The Lake burst through the hole, causing the Great Lake Bonneville Flood, which in turn created the Portneuf Gap and changed the course of the Snake River, resulting in the Roll On Columbia Roll On River which was later immoralized by Woody Golftee in his famous song of the same name, "The Great Bonneville Flood". Pinky, you'll be glad to know, eventually ended up back in Ireland: in Cork, in Youghal, in Tralee, in Derry, in Kinvara, in Ballyferriter, in various places in Longford, in.....