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Thread #59418   Message #3029645
Posted By: Amos
11-Nov-10 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I cheer for Madam Eiseley
For living oh, so wisely!

Well done, ma'am.

Raparree, I am most impressed at your ultimate recognition of the Path of the True Phonemes. Praise be!!!

In other news:

"There is a photo here of the great, aging actress Sarah Bernhardt, sitting in a car, speaking with Houdini, who later recalled their meeting. She said to him, referring to her amputated limb: "Houdini, you do such marvelous things. Could you — could you bring back my leg for me?"

Houdini replied: "Good heavens, Madame, certainly not; you cannot be serious. You know my powers are limited, and you are actually asking me to do the impossible."

He continues: " 'Yes,' she said, as she leaned closer to me, 'but you do the impossible.' "

Houdini is, he confesses, "thunderstruck at the extraordinary, unintentional compliment she was paying me." But he can only repeat that it is beyond his powers. Even his."