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Thread #59418   Message #2956153
Posted By: Amos
01-Aug-10 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
A valid question, semantically interesting, and culturally compelling, Gnu. Preliminary research indicates this interesting option never did occur in the legendary Ryder's various fictional constructions, but there is a mystery left untouched herein, because the connection is so obvious, and so timely. The cultural expression of Red Rover was at its peak of popular usage at exactly the same period that the iconic Ryder reached his, and it is hard to accept the explanation that his writers ignored the opportunity for such a deep-seated cultural linkage merely out of tin-ear dull-wittedness. Another explanation should be sought, and if possible, found. I am preparing a draft seeking funding to support the necessary research to identify this mechanism, to bravely uncover this secret from our cultural past, and expose it to the world. I am not afraid of conspiracies, fiscal manipulations, or suppression of the truth; I will find the answers, or die rich from not trying.