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BS: Finish the quote...

Little Hawk 13 May 07 - 10:20 PM
GUEST,MarkS 13 May 07 - 10:45 PM
kendall 14 May 07 - 06:41 AM
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Greg B 14 May 07 - 06:07 PM
Mickey191 14 May 07 - 07:00 PM
GUEST, Ebbie 14 May 07 - 07:22 PM
kendall 14 May 07 - 07:26 PM
GUEST, Ebbie 14 May 07 - 07:37 PM
Mickey191 14 May 07 - 11:28 PM
Seamus Kennedy 15 May 07 - 12:08 AM
Mo the caller 15 May 07 - 02:04 AM
Cool Beans 15 May 07 - 01:14 PM
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kendall 15 May 07 - 04:55 PM
Ebbie 15 May 07 - 05:31 PM
Little Hawk 15 May 07 - 05:39 PM
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GUEST,Edourd 15 May 07 - 09:17 PM
Little Hawk 15 May 07 - 10:06 PM
Stilly River Sage 15 May 07 - 10:59 PM
Ebbie 15 May 07 - 11:04 PM
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Subject: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:20 PM

"Bill is gross buckets, and he howls the ____________!"

Finish the quote, please. If you want to, identify its origins.

Then give us an unfinished quote of your own choice (from popular culture) to finish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: GUEST,MarkS
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:45 PM

"What if they gave a war and nobody came?"
-----------------------------------------

Berthold Brecht.

Am travelling now and will give the answer in a few days if nobody comes up with it!

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 14 May 07 - 06:41 AM

..at length the wary Roebuck started, lept as if to meet the arrow....


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 14 May 07 - 05:32 PM

I thought this was well known...


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From: Greg B
Date: 14 May 07 - 06:07 PM

Alas per Yorik, I knew him ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:00 PM

WEll.

Yon Cassius has a lean.........


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From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:22 PM

and hungry look...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:26 PM

Lookout how you use proud words. They...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:37 PM

I must say that I want to see the ending to Bill has gross buckets... lol


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 14 May 07 - 11:28 PM

Hell is empty..............


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 May 07 - 12:08 AM

Horatio, not well.

Seamus

(Hope he gets better)


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 May 07 - 02:04 AM

Modern DNA reseasrch has discovered that Hamlet was mistaken, it could not have been Yorrick, but was a female age 37 probably born in the village of Thames Ditton.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 May 07 - 01:14 PM

CSI: Elsinore


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From: GUEST,Ignoramus
Date: 15 May 07 - 01:51 PM

F*ck...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 15 May 07 - 04:55 PM

I thought this would draw a lot of posts


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 May 07 - 05:31 PM

It might get more posts, Kendall, if we all udnerstood the allusions. I'm lost.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 May 07 - 05:39 PM

It's very simple. You post a partial quote. It should be a quote that has some place in our collective popular culture, not a quote so obscure that hardly anyone knows it.

Someone else then completes the missing part of that quote.

Capiche?

I repeat:

"Bill is gross buckets, and he howls the ____________!"

Complete it, if you know the answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 15 May 07 - 08:40 PM

I thought it would be a hot thread too. Ebbie-right on Yon Cassius line.

Hell is empty..........                           
From shakespeare (and boy is it ever true!)

Be bold, and mighty forces..........

I don't need your bull...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: GUEST,Edourd
Date: 15 May 07 - 09:17 PM

If Marxie Heller's so fucking smart, ........?


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 May 07 - 10:06 PM

For Guest, Ignoramus...

"F*ck...       off!"   (okay? Am I right?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 May 07 - 10:59 PM

Trouble with this kind of thread is that the ends and the beginnings don't always get matched up in one place, and as it grows it gets more confusing.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:04 PM

"Bill is gross buckets, and he howls..."

Little Hawk, I googled it and the only thing that popped up was this thread.

So, is it from a movie? A play? A classic? Canadian? I ain't never heered it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:08 PM

It's from a common form of print media that is distributed all over the country, and it happened in the 80's. Or it might have been the early 90's. Not quite sure about the date. It involves someone named Bill, and he howls. That's all I'm giving you. Oh, and it originated in the USA, not Canada.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:35 PM

Bill Clinton, perhaps? Might one find it in the kind of print media that proclaims "Baby Worn with a Wooden Leg'?

And it may be American as you say but "is gross buckets" is no kind of phrase I have EVER heard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:39 PM

I haven't encountered the term "gross buckets," but it does seem to be out there. Doesn't help with your puzzle, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Amos
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:59 PM

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. .. Wm S.

"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." Goethe

"My cow died last night so I don't need your bull. " No idea


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 May 07 - 12:04 AM

"My cow died last night so I don't need your bull." *G* Pretty good put down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 16 May 07 - 07:31 AM

Lets try a very well known one... "The moving finger writes..."


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From: Mickey191
Date: 16 May 07 - 10:05 AM

Good Show Amos!!!! A plus

I have no idea on the "cow & bull" attribution either, but it is said alot. Maybe some dry old farmer.


the coward does it with a kiss,
the brave man..................


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 16 May 07 - 11:33 AM

Yet each man kills the thing he loves, from all let this be heard.... The coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.

Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Jail



And still they gazed, & still the wonder grew,
How one small head could carry all he knew...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 16 May 07 - 12:18 PM

So - your not sooo crazy Eddy!

Love yours--but I'm befuddled.



"These are the times ............."


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 16 May 07 - 12:55 PM

..that try men's souls..


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From: mrdux
Date: 16 May 07 - 12:58 PM

"These are the times ............."

"... that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: mrdux
Date: 16 May 07 - 01:03 PM

"You cannot depend on your eyes . . ."


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 07 - 01:17 PM

"The moving finger writes...and having writ, moves on."

The fact that "is gross buckets" is an unusual phrase all right, Ebbie, and it is one of the main reasons I picked that quote. It is not about Bill Clinton. Nor is it about Bill Shatner.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 May 07 - 01:35 PM

When we hear the end of the quote, LH, will we/I know then whether 'gross' is a measure or an adjective?


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 07 - 02:16 PM

It's an adjective. You can have an attractive bucket. You can have a gross bucket. A gross bucket is not attractive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: kendall
Date: 16 May 07 - 02:23 PM

used in that context, "gross" is incorrect. It is derived from the French word "Gauche" meaning left. There was a time when the left bank of the Seine river was inhabited by artists and other "hippy" types.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Amos
Date: 16 May 07 - 02:48 PM

KEndall:

With all due respect, I can't see a link between "gauche" (left, or maladroit) and "gross" (disgusting or off-putting.) I believe gross in all its meaning derives from the German "Grosse", meaning fat.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 May 07 - 02:50 PM

Nor have I ever seen a fat bucket.


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From: Donuel
Date: 16 May 07 - 03:02 PM

Its not the heat its...


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:39 PM

This is too easy. Or is a trap?

         "It's the humidity"


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Amos
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:21 PM

gauche
"awkward, tactless," 1751, from Fr. gauche "left" (replacing O.Fr. senestre in that sense), originally "awkward, awry," from M.Fr. gauchir "turn aside, swerve," from O.Fr. gaucher "trample, reel, walk clumsily," from Frank. *welkan "to full" (cf. O.H.G. wankon, O.N. vakka "to stagger, totter").

gross (adj.)
c.1347, from O.Fr. gros "big, thick, coarse," from L.L. grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical L. Said to be unrelated to L. crassus, which meant the same thing, or to Ger. gross "large," but said to be cognate with O.Ir. bres, M.Ir. bras "big." Its meaning forked in M.E., to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" on the other. Meaning "disgusting" is first recorded 1958 in U.S. student slang, from earlier use as an intensifier of unpleasant things (gross stupidity, etc.). Noun sense of "a dozen dozen" is from O.Fr. grosse douzaine "large dozen;" sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1523. Gross national product first recorded 1947.

Both from the On-Line Etymological Dictionary.

Not authoritative.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:40 PM

Okay, finish this one:

Nyah nyah nyah . . .

;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Amos
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:44 PM

Indeterminate, Still -- there are a thousand well known endings.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:56 PM

We'll always have.......

A tisket ............

Men seldom...........

But in the morning, Madame, ........

We have scotch'd the snake,........


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:58 PM

"To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the...."


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 07 - 10:17 PM

Fine, kendall. The word "gross" is "incorrect" in that context... Have it your way. ;-) But it's still a genuine quote.

Here's another:

"Is a dream a lie if it don't come true...or_____________________ ?"




Some answers to above stuff:

"But in the morning, Madam, you will still be ugly." (Winston Churchill, when accused of being drunk...)

"A tisket, a tasket..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Mickey191
Date: 16 May 07 - 11:31 PM

Is a dream a lie if it don't come true-or is it something worse? B. Springsteen


Right on the last 2 L.H.


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Subject: RE: BS: Finish the quote...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 May 07 - 11:39 PM

That line from Bruce Springsteen is one of the best lines he ever wrote. It asks a very important question. I can attest to that, having seen a few of my own dreams that didn't come true.


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