The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3790427
Posted By: Rapparee
15-May-16 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It's not generally known how tough Amos is. These days you see a mild-mannered guy playing a guitar or lute and singing gentle love ballads. But this is the same man who once in a bar in Papeetee, when confronted by a mean drunk with a large revolver, bit the barrel closed just as the gun was fired and then spit the bullet into the drunk's eye. He used to get his snap, crackle, and pop for breakfast by eating a bowl of blasting caps. He still sobers up on raw alcohol. Years ago, while backpacking in the Alps, a local alpenhornist mocked Amos's abilities and Amos doubled the 'range' of an alpenhorn using a cheap tin whistle; this also caused a rockslide which blocked a vital road but Amos had it clear in minutes. His parents learned not to send him for milk as he would return with a cow under each arm. He was not permitted to enlist in the Marines, the Foreign Legion, or Spetsnaz because 'he plays too rough.' Remember these things the next time you decide to mock him for blowing a note or missing a word in a song and be glad he controls his temper by blackjacking himself before he gets angry.