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BS: In the Valley of the Blind...

GUEST,Slag 30 Oct 07 - 02:08 PM
Peace 30 Oct 07 - 02:15 PM
catspaw49 30 Oct 07 - 02:44 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon 30 Oct 07 - 02:47 PM
Amos 30 Oct 07 - 02:58 PM
catspaw49 30 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM
Rapparee 30 Oct 07 - 04:10 PM
bobad 30 Oct 07 - 04:29 PM
Big Al Whittle 30 Oct 07 - 04:48 PM
gnu 30 Oct 07 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Slag 30 Oct 07 - 06:29 PM
John Hardly 30 Oct 07 - 06:43 PM
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John Hardly 30 Oct 07 - 06:47 PM
Little Hawk 30 Oct 07 - 06:49 PM
Peace 30 Oct 07 - 06:56 PM
David C. Carter 30 Oct 07 - 06:58 PM
bobad 30 Oct 07 - 07:00 PM
Little Hawk 30 Oct 07 - 07:02 PM
John Hardly 30 Oct 07 - 07:09 PM
David C. Carter 30 Oct 07 - 07:11 PM
John Hardly 30 Oct 07 - 07:11 PM
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GUEST,Slag 30 Oct 07 - 08:25 PM
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Amos 30 Oct 07 - 10:52 PM
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Bee-dubya-ell 31 Oct 07 - 01:33 AM
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Trevor 31 Oct 07 - 05:02 AM
Leadfingers 31 Oct 07 - 05:57 AM
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John O'L 31 Oct 07 - 08:02 AM
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John Hardly 31 Oct 07 - 11:13 AM
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Subject: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:08 PM

Fill in the blank! In the Valley of the Blind________.

The original is "...the one-eyed man is king." Of late, my personal favorite is "...toast!"


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Peace
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:15 PM

"...it's only light when it's up."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:44 PM

........cleaning up dogshit is a respected occupation.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:47 PM

"In the valley of the blind toast?" I don't get it.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 02:58 PM

I think he meant "...the one eyed man is toast.".

I'd go with, perhaps, "...darkness appears perfectly normal."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM

At a wedding in the Valley of the Blind, everyone must feel who the best man really is.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:10 PM

Isn't this where Venice is located?


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:29 PM

...there is no need for stop signs.


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From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:48 PM

the man with satnav is king!


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:52 PM

In the Valley of the Blind, where do you hide from the man with the gun?

Old joke, but if you think of George Bush....


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:29 PM

Yes. Sorry, "...the one-eyed man is toast!"

Excellent Spaw! Your wit is sharp as ever. Half blind?? Half, er, uh...!


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:43 PM

"...they get asked all the time, "Where is Jacqueline Susann's house?"


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:44 PM

"...musical chairs is almost never played."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:45 PM

"...they never ask teen idols, "What's your favorite color?"


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:46 PM

"...Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder don't score those "sympathy hits".


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:47 PM

"...there is no racism. There is, however, accentism."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:49 PM

In the Valley of the Blind...the sighted man is regarded as a liar, a lunatic or a fool. His stories about the "visible" world are scorned and ridiculed. He will probably end up being institutionalized for his and society's protection.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Peace
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:56 PM

Sounds like Homeland Security.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: David C. Carter
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 06:58 PM

"...Blind Mans Bluff is very popular."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:00 PM

...poker playing is not very popular.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:02 PM

Eggzackly.

H.G. Wells has a good story about a normal man who ends up in the Valley of the Blind. He is eventually commanded to conform by having his eyes plucked out...for his own good, of course. Only on this condition can he be allowed to marry and to become a full-fledged citizen in the Valley of the Blind.

After much consideration...because he is deeply in love with a local woman and wants to marry her...he decides instead to flee the valley and face the risk of his own death in the snowy mountain passes...preferring to die with his sight intact than to join the ranks of the willfully Blind. If he returns, they will kill him.

Wells was, as usual, drawing an analogy to the common ways and shortcomings of human society. A very apt one.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:09 PM

"...blind guys pick different afflictions for first names."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: David C. Carter
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:11 PM

"...Blind On Blind, is the favorite Dylan(aka-Blind Boy Grunt)album.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:11 PM

(that should read: "...old blind blues guys pick different afflictions for first names.")


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:45 PM

...everyone's a piano tuner.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:25 PM

"... You're never out of touch."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 08:44 PM

"....driver's licenses have to be in Braille."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 09:05 PM

...the blind lead the blind.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 09:05 PM

Another story that alludes to that saying is "The Country of the Kind" by Damon Knight, about the joys of being the last psychopath in the world.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 10:52 PM

All the men are incredibly handsome, and all the women frequently surprised.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 11:19 PM

There are no blind mice?

And, no one sings "Blinded by the Light, wrapped up like a "dushon?" (mondregren) in the middle of the night, etc.!

No one ever knows what an elephant really looks like as the blind men never agree.

Love is sighted?


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 01:33 AM

Top 10 songs in the Valley of the Blind

(10) Feelings
(9) A Taste of Honey
(8) Smells Like Teen Spirit
(7) Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
(6) Show Me the Way to Go Home
(5) Doctor My Eyes
(4) Darkness Darkness
(3) Long Black Veil (Not the whole song, just the "Nobody Sees" part.)
(2) Blind, Crippled and Crazy
(1) I Heard it Through the Grapevine


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 04:52 AM

.......a fart in a whirlwind does not go unnoticed.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Trevor
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 05:02 AM

There are no bog doors


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From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 05:57 AM

No One buys curtains (Drapes in USA ?)


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: David C. Carter
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 06:06 AM

If you run the lights,the police turn a blind eye.

Television is in braille.

Nobody ever plays-I spy with my little eye.

Nobody sings"I Saw the Light"

"I'm sick of that wallpaper"......"Yeah,I see what you mean"


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 06:43 AM

...they see no evil.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: The PA
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 07:18 AM

Dont shout, "where's me labrador".


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: David C. Carter
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 07:57 AM

The"Miss Valley of the Blind"Beauty Contest, was a Touchy-Feely affair this year.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John O'L
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 08:02 AM

"...Blind Mans Bluff is very popular."

In the Valley of the Blind they just call it "Bluff"


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John O'L
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 08:45 AM

There is eternal conflict between those who live in the Valley of the Blind and those who live in the Valley of the Curtain.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 09:01 AM

Blind Man's Buff is not considered worthy of a snigger.

and on the highway no-one causes the next accident by rubber-necking.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 11:13 AM

"...they like to make prank calls to the Valley of the Deaf."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: John Hardly
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 11:21 AM

"...Kramer is not described thus -- --'He is a loathsome beast, yet I can not look away!' "


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: topical tom
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 11:25 AM

No one sees eye to eye with anyone.


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 02:51 PM

More all-time greatest hits from the Valley of the Blind...

Smoke Gets in Your Nose
The Fingertips of Texas are Upon You
I Can Smell Clearly Now
Brown-Nosed Girl
Has Anybody Here Smelled Hank?


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 12:17 AM

"...there are no lighthouses."
"...there are no white canes."
"... the stars don't get in your eyes."
"...there are no stars."
"...everyone is handy."
"...the occipetal lobe is the appendix of the brain."


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Subject: RE: BS: In the Valley of the Blind...
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 12:19 AM

OOPS. Sorry! the preceeding was Slaqg again. Maybe I had better sign in on this machine and be a member again!


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