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Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2

Peter T. 23 Jul 99 - 09:13 AM
Den 23 Jul 99 - 09:23 AM
Steve Parkes 23 Jul 99 - 09:27 AM
MMario 23 Jul 99 - 09:29 AM
Zimmer's therapist 23 Jul 99 - 10:04 AM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 10:12 AM
Fadac 23 Jul 99 - 10:22 AM
Winters Wages 23 Jul 99 - 12:02 PM
LEJ 23 Jul 99 - 12:14 PM
Rick Fielding 23 Jul 99 - 12:17 PM
Fadac 23 Jul 99 - 03:16 PM
MMario 23 Jul 99 - 03:30 PM
harpgirl 23 Jul 99 - 03:34 PM
Angus McSweeney 23 Jul 99 - 04:09 PM
Fadac 23 Jul 99 - 04:12 PM
harpgirl 23 Jul 99 - 04:47 PM
Peter T. 23 Jul 99 - 05:09 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 05:20 PM
Bill D 23 Jul 99 - 05:27 PM
Den 23 Jul 99 - 06:07 PM
Peter T. 23 Jul 99 - 06:39 PM
Banjer 23 Jul 99 - 07:17 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 Jul 99 - 07:24 PM
jon a 23 Jul 99 - 07:51 PM
Roger in Baltimore 23 Jul 99 - 08:26 PM
katlaughing 23 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 09:26 PM
Banjer 23 Jul 99 - 09:37 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 09:58 PM
Rick Fielding 23 Jul 99 - 10:07 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 10:25 PM
Rick Fielding 23 Jul 99 - 10:30 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 10:41 PM
catspaw49 23 Jul 99 - 11:04 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 11:35 PM
Lonesome EJ 23 Jul 99 - 11:37 PM
Big Mick 23 Jul 99 - 11:53 PM
bbc 23 Jul 99 - 11:55 PM
catspaw49 24 Jul 99 - 12:01 AM
Jeri 24 Jul 99 - 12:14 AM
catspaw49 24 Jul 99 - 12:31 AM
DougR 24 Jul 99 - 12:53 AM
Lonesome EJ 24 Jul 99 - 12:54 AM
catspaw49 24 Jul 99 - 12:56 AM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 01:10 AM
Big Mick 24 Jul 99 - 01:12 AM
alison 24 Jul 99 - 01:16 AM
Big Mick 24 Jul 99 - 01:21 AM
alison 24 Jul 99 - 01:28 AM
Big Mick 24 Jul 99 - 01:30 AM
alison 24 Jul 99 - 01:34 AM
Big Mick 24 Jul 99 - 01:51 AM
Joe Offer 24 Jul 99 - 04:53 AM
Banjer 24 Jul 99 - 06:53 AM
LEJ 24 Jul 99 - 04:52 PM
Dave Swan 24 Jul 99 - 05:15 PM
catspaw49 24 Jul 99 - 05:31 PM
DougR 24 Jul 99 - 07:44 PM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 07:56 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 24 Jul 99 - 08:12 PM
Night Owl 24 Jul 99 - 08:24 PM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 08:37 PM
MAG (inactive) 24 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 09:11 PM
MAG (inactive) 24 Jul 99 - 09:13 PM
Night Owl 24 Jul 99 - 10:30 PM
Lonesome EJ 24 Jul 99 - 11:18 PM
Dave Swan 24 Jul 99 - 11:26 PM
bbc 24 Jul 99 - 11:49 PM
alison 25 Jul 99 - 12:05 AM
Bill D 25 Jul 99 - 12:20 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 12:27 AM
Bill D 25 Jul 99 - 12:31 AM
Lonesome EJ 25 Jul 99 - 12:40 AM
DougR 25 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 01:02 AM
Dave Swan 25 Jul 99 - 01:05 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 01:08 AM
Dave Swan 25 Jul 99 - 01:15 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 01:18 AM
Dave Swan 25 Jul 99 - 01:39 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 01:43 AM
Lonesome EJ 25 Jul 99 - 01:46 AM
Banjer 25 Jul 99 - 07:46 AM
bbc 25 Jul 99 - 08:04 AM
WyoWoman 25 Jul 99 - 11:18 AM
Roger in Baltimore 25 Jul 99 - 12:04 PM
Peter T. 25 Jul 99 - 01:54 PM
Peter T. 25 Jul 99 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:13 AM

Did everyone make it? I'm buying this round, with help from my Canadyen friend here, Black Jack Shellac, who has just made a big gold strike in Dawson.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Den
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:23 AM

What a rush...can we do that again?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:27 AM

Cheers Peter, it's a pint of Bonks's, please ...
Has somenbody been casting nasturtiums on my shirt? Ruddy cheek! Actually, I did try the Eddie Grundy cow horns on the hat, but it looked silly. What you can't see (and this i true, I swear) is the crocodile teeth in the hat band. I was playing Crocodile Queen-of-the-South at Stonnall Village Institute when the pic was taken ("If my grandfather had had the sense to get arrested in Dundee, I coulda been famous by now!").

'Scuse I, jsut going to shake hands with the vicar ...

Steve


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:29 AM

I hate it when the entire world seems to disappear for a minute, know what I mean? Especially when I'm drinking sparkling water! But everything seems to be here...including "Me darling little Cruscian Lan"

Let the Farmer praise his grounds....
Let the Huntsman praise his hounds....
Let the Shepherd praise his ewes and his rams!

MMario


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Zimmer's therapist
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:04 AM

Roger can't come right now, the doctors are very cross at him, going drinking, singing and camping, indeed.They've locked up that disgusting kazoo (where on earth has it been?).
However, he asks me to say he may have emptied bigger taverns than yours, but he's never had people go to the lengths of actually moving it to avoid him!
PS to Steve P: You should see him in Greece in his Cook Islands shirts and floppy white hat (his wife draws the line at the knotted hanky!),I may ask for the voucher back!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:12 AM

'mornin', folks! Sorry I'm late. It was hard to tear myself away from the campfire last night. Sure was nice to see Alice. Coffee & doughnuts on the bar for everyone! Boss, I'll start helping w/ those orders now. Quite a day, yesterday, folks. Glad to have spent it with you. Wonder what this one will hold? Jeri, I know job-hunting can be a pain. We'll have a hug & a chat as soon as I fill these orders!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Fadac
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:22 AM

Gee, and I thought I had the record for clearing a room. :o)

How about an Anchor Steam Beer? for this old sailor.

T's a Friday it is.

The gear is all put away,
The boat's in her slip.
Time to have a brew,
And relax for a bit.

For the wind has been a howlin'
Da fish have been hard to find.
The Coastis have all over my ass,
But it's Friday, and I really don't mind.

The Ruskies have stayed at sea,
In the wind, rain, and fog.
I'm here ashore,
With my friends, in the warmth, with my grog.

Happy Friday,

Fadac


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Winters Wages
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 12:02 PM

Fadac..You Ol' Polar Duke..you...Never...Never NEVER!!!set sail on a friday! (smile)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: LEJ
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 12:14 PM

Holy smoking devil-butts! I was taking a nap on one of the bean bags when I was awakened by a flash of light and a loud rumbling noise. At first I thought it was payback for the 5 shots of Downs I had last night. Anyway, outside my room there arose such a clatter, I went to the window to see what was the matter. Everything outside looked just the same. jo77 was still asleep in the azaleas. Cassady's merc was still parked with one wheel up on the curb.

Went back into the Tavern. What to my wondering eyes should appear- a brand new pool table, and Rick with a beer! I DO believe in miracles!

Anyway, I got a big pot of menudo and some fresh flour tortillas for those of you with a head. And half-price Bloody Marys. No, annap, it's not bar vodka, it's Stoly.

Hmmm. What's that scary, yet tantalizing aroma? A jug of something that Alabama Bill left on the bar. GULP . Yeeee-HAAAA!

Oh, and Skarpi, let me get you that Guinness. Hell, it's happy hour in Reyjavik.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 12:17 PM

I've got a terrible hangover! THAT'S why I don't drink.
blllll...ahhhh.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Fadac
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:16 PM

Winters Wages,

Yup, Friday is for hunkering down and relaxin.

However we seemed to sail on lots of Fridays. :o(

-Fadac


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:30 PM

*softly, ready to duck* 'Tws Friday morn, when we set sail
And we were not far from the land...

MMario


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:34 PM

...Boss I can't do any more work this week! I'm stopping at the Mudcat Tavern on my way to the woods for a Miller Lite Milwaukee's Best in the silver and blue can...Fadac will you play the squeeze box while Finn and I sing "Blood Red Roses?" Oh, and I'll sport anyone Alison's sporting because I know she has good taste!! But only one and I'm on my way to the springs (beer, I mean). It is a 100 degrees in the north florida piney woods! harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:09 PM

I'm back for a pint of London's Pride. And I'm wearing (you've noticed!) my favorite blue workshirt - you know, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 one with the little double stitch emblem of Crow, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Mike. All together now :

In the not to distant future,...

Now it feels like the weekend!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Fadac
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:12 PM

"Go Doooooooowwwwn, ye blood red roses,
Gooooo doowwwwwwnnnn.

-Fadac


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:47 PM

..."oh you pinks and posies...Gooooo Dowwwwwnnnn"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:09 PM

OUWWWWWWWWR HOURRRRRRR FOR LOVEOWWRRRR!!! (The Puppy Love Song) -- Saddest Song of All!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:20 PM

Bet that singing's making you thirsty! I'm back from break. What can I get you?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:27 PM

(slowly learning this song.)

BOTTLE O' THE BEST the more you drink, the harder it is to sing.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Den
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 06:07 PM

Well I feel much better. Fell asleep over there in the corner it was kind of quiet for a while. Fadac and Winters Wages were making a bit of noise about going to sea and it made me dream of gliding gently over the water on a soft wind and then I needed to pee and that's when I woke up. So lej old pal the tongue is stuck to the roof of my mouth and its Friday to boot. Set me up with a pint of Carlsburg Special brew and if I ask for another Lej under no circumstances give me a second. Why? I'll tell you about it someday. I'll be in the gents while you pour. If Kat or Seed come in their drinks are on me. I probably have to pay Kat room and board for the dog and Seed has a story for me. I'd better phone my lovely Andrea she'll join us later. Has anyone got change for a 50p piece?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 06:39 PM

Firends and friends, I have now drunk just enough so that I can reveal as I have just done elsewhere, but nowhere else (sssshhhhh!! I'm not shupposed to tell) the secret Mudcat salute. Tested in the depths of the Mojave desert!!! Here goes.
Ready??
To get into position, first imagine that you have your hands on the top of your skull like you are imitating mouse ears. O.K. Now wiggle your fingers. Tilt the fingers forward. At this point, slide your hands down your face till they are just above your mouth (the bottom part of the back of each hand should be resting against each cheek). O.K. Now you are ready to do the Mudcat salute!!! Tilt the fingers outward, and wriggle your fingers on either side of your mouth in imitation of a catfish!!! The Mudcat salute!!!
Makes you look silly, right!Who can ask for more?
Bartender!!!!!LEJ!!
yoursh, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Banjer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 07:17 PM

Well that was a fine nap I had, what you mean I been out for 11 hours? Never mind just gimme my banjo and we'll start out where we left off. Where is my banjo? Oh I see it hangin' up there in the rafters...Who said not to let me use a ladder? OK, Fine....I'll get me a table slid under it and stand on that....(push, shove, grunt, heave) There...shucks, not high enough. OK, I'll just set this chair up on the table....Huh, still not enough....Lemme see, OK, I'll get that barstool nobody's settin' on and put it atop the chair that's atop the table. OK, here I go, climb up on the table, step onto the chair and now carefully climb up the stool. Who in the hell would put the rafters so far away from the floor?? First rung, so far so good...I can ALMOST reach it, second rung....Oh SHIT!!!! I just found out why nobody was using that damn stool....Hope I didn't break anything....somebody come and help me up.....Whoever is playing that song, Please Help Me I'm Fallin', I'll deal with you later!!!

Well, it seems all I hurt was my pride, all extremities seem to be moving, luckily I landed on my head....The rest of me seems to be working OK, where is Dave Swan when ya need him?

Now will somebody please get me my banjo? I promise I won't play it till most of the decent folks go home. But I DO NEED it now because I'm agonna grab it by the neck and use it as the weapon it was intended on whoever keeps playing that damn song......

Oh, and bbc, could I have round of whatever it is that's being served right now! I've got a great thirst!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 07:24 PM

Den, thanks for the drink. Leej, I'm amazed to see you have Baba Brau in stock--I thought it was available only in that microbrewery in Wiesbaden. Anyway, draw me one; it's the best way of getting a head start on getting sloshed that I know of, and I've got a story to tell. Den, it was like this...

Mom's story

It's my posting at about 2:18 a.m. today (actually ll:18 p.m. yesterday in California). If you can turn up anything about an incident when almost the entire Kilkeel fishing fleet was sunk in a storm, let me know. --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: jon a
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 07:51 PM

just in for a quick snifter, can't stop long but can't stay away!

maybe listen to just a couple of nice ballads then on my way before my wife devorces me.

my best wishes to you all jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:26 PM

Hi, thought I'd just drop in. What in the world are you all doing? The Mudcat salute you say? I thought maybe it was some Aussie way of telling your neighbor to kiss off.

Peter's idea? Hey, Peter. What were you drinking when you dreamt that up?

I'm thirsty, too, and a virgin strawberry daiquiri sounds fine to me. Thanks, LEJ.

I heard Rick walked off with my Guild last night. No wonder I couldn't find it. Well, I always wanted to visit Canada again. When I get it back I'll count it as another one of his stolen guitars, just to keep the numbers rolling. That guitar holds positive memories of my marriage, the end of it that is. It is a salute to my new found independence! Gotta get it back. Maybe he'll bring it in tonight if he hasn't left town.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM

Well, howdy from big Wyomin'! Thanks, Den, amaretto, yeah still with that sour stuff, LeeJ!

Can't stay. Just stopped to ask you to sing a song for me. See, we were 'sposed to go to bet's in Colorado tomorrow, but it's been called off 'til maybe next weekend. So wouldja do an old John Denver for me and change the gender to "Guess She'd rather be in Colorado"? Thanks, guys.

I'm still gonna be out for a couple of days. See ya on Monday....you all aren't going to miss Monday in here, are YOU??? Work, HAH! If you'll check out my new enterprise, you'll see how to solve that for under $199.99 or a good Guild in trade. See, we handcraft a real live dummy, dressed like you, face and hair like you, with prerecorded voiceovers of you. All you have to do is get to work earlier than your boss, scatter some papers or whatever around your worksite, set yer Dupe-the-Dummy up and get outta there. Works like a charm.

But, guys, only at the workplace. This will NOT work at home. I repeat, Do NOT Try This At Home. (Can you imagine the spousal lawsuits!?) Okay, now, I really have to go, but send those checks in with yer pictures and a tape of the choice messages you want your boss to hear and Dupe-the-Dummy will get it all set up for you. Then I WILL see you in here on Mondays, right???

Gulp, gulp, gulp. Gooooddd amaretto, LeeJ. Ta!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:26 PM

OK, Banjer, let me help you over to this table w/ the chair w/ the padded seat. There you go. Just sit down & relax. Let's put your banjo over here in the corner, away from that smart-acre guy. Comin' up from the bar! Lonesome, what do we have for Banjer?

Bye, kat. Have a great weekend! See ya on Monday!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Banjer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:37 PM

Aw, bbc, I gotta be able ta play me banjo, I wouldn't smacked him hard enough to hurt it...Course there's them that say nothin' could hurt how it sounds anyhow. Musta took a worse bump on my head than I thought, cause that almost made sense to me....Tha's alright, you jest fetch me up somethin cold and wet and well play some old timey frailin' type stuff that'll put these folks in awe!!! Then after we turn off the CD I'll get my banjo and we'll send them all home, OK?

Kat, you know we'll miss ya this weekend, but whatever yer doin', enjoy it! See ya Monday!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:58 PM

Here ya go, Banjer. I'm not sure what it is, but Lonesome said it was what you needed. Now, enjoy yourself, but try not to drive out the other paying customers! You know I'm just teasing!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:07 PM

Roger, it wasn't me that walked off with your guitar. Some guy wanted to find out if it had a doweled neck. Big guy, red hair, had a hammer and chizel with him.
Did anyone say pool? How 'bout a buck a game? Maybe a little 8 ball?
Scarborough Fats.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:25 PM

Hi, Rick! I see you're going back & forth between the campfire & the tavern, too. Can I get you something?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:30 PM

Yeah, bug spray! Say, you don't play pool do you?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:41 PM

If Lonesome will let me take (another) break, I'll join you for awhile. You'll be sure to win, though. Done w/ work already?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:04 PM

Geez, I walk in the door and hear Fielding talkin' pool...you talkin' pocket pool there Rick......little old for that aintcha'...........Didja' know Duane "does it" with mirrors and bbc say she only has "Control and ALT DOWN THERE?" 'Tween you and me, I still have a hold on a suite for them at the Young Center..........You still workin' hard this week ....... Man I had this awful dream about you and Mick and RiB and me at Moonchild's party and had to see a shrink........Then your dumbass half brothers and Paw, Cletus, and Buford, barfed all over my downstairs bath, then slept it off at the Sewage Plant....but since I took them there I GOT arrested for 6 counts of "Contributing to the Stupidity of an Idiot."....Can you believe this shit? .............Hey, have you seen Paul G. around? Anybody....that's a lovely song he's workin' on...made Ol' Spaw a bit misty....I want some more of it....................Damn, whatta' week.....Aw to hell with it ... I'll pass on the Club & Lime tonite.....HEY LEEJ, bbc...SOMEBODY....Fix me up with a Jack and Coke and do it right...Grab one of those 12 ounce glasses, add a bit of ice, fill it halfway with Jack then SHOW IT a Coke Can...Then fill it to the top with Jack and serve it up.....Get another one workin' there too......Hey Rick, whaddaya think? I got a chance to get a distributorship from the Implosive Pedro Guitar Company in Texjawatchie, Mexico.........Mick, Banj, RiB, Leej, Kat, Helen, Alison, Animaterra, bbc, Duane, Seed....Hell all of you!!! I need some advice here.....AND I NEED THE JACK NOW PLEASE!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:35 PM

Catspaw, shame on you! You make a poor girl blush! Now, cut it out w/ that mirror stuff! Or we'll send JO to get info on what *you* do!!! Now, you're yelling for drinks, after abusing me, publicly. Hmmmm..., well, since it's cyber-liquor, I'll get you *one*! Just gimme a minute.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:37 PM

Whoa there Big Feller! Put that empty glass down on the bar. Your hand is shaking so I can hardly fill it. There, that's better. Hey, Catspaw don't chug that stuff! Man. You'll be dancin' with the bear by midnight, God's own drunk y'know. But don't worry, you can drink all the virtual Jack you want and you still get only virtually in the bag. And here, Cats. I been saving this Country Ham on a biscuit for you.

Hey Rick, eight ball? 2 out of three for ten bucks? bbc can you keep the wolves at bay for about 30 minutes here?

"Ramblin around this dirty old town
Singing for nickels and dimes
Times getting tough, I ain't got enough
to buy me a bottle of wine "


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:53 PM

Door opens, and the biggest Mick in the village walks in God bless all here. I just had to stop in and see what you folks are up to tonight. Where the hell did that pool table come from and what the hell is that dog doin' to it?..................Banjer, you old fool, get down off that damn table before you fall and break something..........wait, stay up there....
psst, Rick, wait till he's all stretched out and kick the table, maybe he will fall and break a finger on his frailing hand.......as a matter of fact, get the bodhran players up there
Where is the lovely bbc, I owe her a huge Big Mick hug, because she is one of the great 'Catters of all time. ........................huh? the FAIR ONE? Oh, she's at the campfire trying to play the Uillean pipes that Wolfgang gave her. Makin' a helluva racket. Now everyone knows that I pursue her over the cyber hills and dales, but even my passion can't withstand the racket made by a beginning piper. But I will go check on her in a minute.........LEEJ, get a round for the house on my bill. I am going away for the rest of the weekend and I want to buy one before I go.............huh?.........Oh, I am going to Higgins Lake in the upper part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan............Blessings Barbara is visiting from Oregon with her parents and we are going to have a singaround about the campfire. Cap'n Bob is going to join us.......Yep, I will send all your regards.......Naw, that's not a dying animal, it's FAIR ONE playing the pipes, and I better get back to her before Obi Wan Offer gets earplugs and tries to beat my time. I want you all to have a great weekend and I will give you a report on Sunday night. And remember.......I tell it, you swear to it.

Oh, yeah, Spaw...............it twarnt no dream buddy giggle giggle and wait till you see the pictures......................Rick, leave that damn guitar alone, you already got Rib's.........Shite.........see you all later......Door opens and the Big Mick leaves


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 11:55 PM

Sure, boss, I can watch the bar, but I still haven't figured out how to mix drinks. Can I just make 'em on the house again, while you shoot pool with Rick? I know you can give him a better game than I did! Hey, catspaw, wouldn't Club & Lime go down better with that bisquit than the hard stuff? It's gettin' kind of late; you'd better go home to that sweet wife of yours soon! Remind me to tell you my vodka slush recipe. It's cool & light on the liquor!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:01 AM

OK, OK, OK .........bbc, I'll let you off on it just to show what a nice guy I am.........Damn Leej. How do y'all shoot with those sticks? Look like the neck of an cheap 12 that's spent the summer in a car trunk! And gimme' another Jack....Don't think twice it's alright..............How 'bout a dance somebody? Not you Banj, you Incredible Dumbass...this ain't Stalag 17.........Jeri, Helen, Owl, bbc.......what kinda' deal is this??????? Okay Banj, let me get down another couple Jack's and we'll have a go at it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:14 AM

I was over at the campsite and the damndest thing happened. We were staring at the stars and there was this flash of light. All of a sudden, it's two hours later, my clothes are on backwards and I'm glowing. Then I heard some other-worldly noise and decided it was Tavern time. Don't ever drink a martini with a toasted marshmallow floating in it...

'Spaw, Banj can wait - let's boogie!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:31 AM

Ah Jeri...Thanks, that was what I needed......You look pretty good with that glow...........That was great...All Banj can do is slow dance and that beard is irritating as hell....Have another Martini on me, with an OLIVE this time. Marshmallow seems to have a bad effect on everyone..........Mick says it WASN'T a dream...and there's pictures??? Hoo Boy.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:53 AM

Gee, I'd love to join you, but I'm counting stars in Montana with Alison and bbc. Is this place open seven days a week?

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:54 AM

A very wise man once said "I been shot at and missed, shit at and hit, and the only reason I'm still hangin around this place is to see what happens next." But seeing Catspaw and Banjer slow dancing to The Tennessee Waltz was even more of a shock than losing the third game to Rick. I still say he never called the rail on that 7 in the corner, though.

Banjer, I have to apologise for putting that double shot of Maker's Mark in your Mountain Dew. Harpgirl put me up to it, though she will persist in denying it.

jon a, I thought you were going to have one and run? I make that 3 and a half, and bbc says your wife is on the phone. Are you still here?

BillD, if you are going to play pool with Fielding keep your hand on your wallet and make sure he calls his shot OUT LOUD. Word to the wise. Hey I am KIDDING, Rick the Stick. MAN some of these Mudcatters get a little touchy, if you get my drift.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 12:56 AM

Well thanks all......I'm heading home. I was gonna' stop by the Campfire but those Country Ham Biscuits AND the pickled eggs AND the Jack..........well frankly, the idea of even being close to a fire.......................Catch y'all later.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:10 AM

Hey, Doug,

With cyber-places, you can go back & forth quickly! We keep pretty flexible hours here. Bring Velma over for a waltz tomorrow & I'll serve your favorites. Lonesome, I'm calling it a night. Just going over to the campfire for a quick chat & hug with the folks there. See ya' tomorrow!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:12 AM

Door flies open and the Biggest Mick you have ever seen comes stormin' back inWhere the hell is this Doug R fella??????? Rick, give me one of those cues, ........yep, I'll take the stubby end. I would hit him with my Guild, but I only want to hurt him, not kill him............yet.............What, why hell, he was trying to sneak off up onto the mountain with the FAIR ONE. He even complimented her piping. The man knows no shame...........What? He sings like an angel? OK, I won't hit him in the throat..............Settle it like a 'Catter? OK Mr. DougR, Bodhrans at ten paces............non tuneable................


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:16 AM

Now boys.. we'll have none of that...... Mick get back to the half drunk pint of black stuff. Doug was the perfect gentleman, didn't let me trip over any logs....

doug... pay no attention to him.. he's relatively harmless..*grin*


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:21 AM

Mick grumbles as he goes back to his jarAlright, time to haul out the heavy artillery. Hey Rick, grab a guitar. I am going to do rhythm, you fill in the spaces................when I come to the break, I want a smutty type of solo...........What?? Oh yeah, the song is called "The Hiring Fair"........What???.........Well, you know, the lead is where they are "consumating" their relationship.............Hell, I don't know, just fake it.........grumble, grumble, grumble


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:28 AM

Great smutty lead break Rick.. I just love that song.... mind if I sneak back into the corner again?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:30 AM

I will be right there..............if I am still invited.....................he said shamelessly..........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:34 AM

of course Mick, there's plenty of room.. but can we make some music this time?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 01:51 AM

The sweetest music eer played...........Quit chortling, you guys........Damn Rib, Rick, and 'Spaw are over there swallowing their tongues they are laughing so hard.......It's alright guys, I don't get even, I get ahead.........Now back to this marvelous person here........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 04:53 AM

Obi Wan Offer? I can't stand it. First, he steals my woman, then he invites me to a bar and names me the "designated driver," and now he's getting me confused with a Jedi Knight. What next?
Bartender, gimme anudder shixback....er, sixpack.
Urp!!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Banjer
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 06:53 AM

Best time I've had in while...Mick you shoulda stuck around, and I shoulda listened to ya! I did fall offa that stool that was on top of the chair that was on the table, coulda hurt myself 'cept I landed on my head.....Then Catspaw drug my dazed self out on the dancefloor, me kickin' and screamin' all the way. Thought I was doin' pretty good til somebody stepped on my hand.. 'Spaw, ya oughta bring them lovely ladies with ya next time so's we can dance with 'em.... Probably be a lot more pleasant to dance with somebody that ain't got 'possum-ass' breath!

Leej, doncha worry about it none...Harpgirl had a good idea, even if she won't admit it! In fact next time just put a little Mountain Dew in the Makers Mark....In fact set me up one now and, what the hell, make the next round on me.....I'll jusht finish up thish one and then woblle back to where them bean bags are...Whersh my banjer? Gotta play one for a nightcap...Whadda ya (burp) mean ish sheven clock inna mornin'? Wha happen' to the night? Lasht I 'member I wash climbin' on shomfin to git my bansher...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: LEJ
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 04:52 PM

Just wanted to let everyone know about Saturday Night at the MT (Mudcat Tavern). We are featuring the trio of Bill D, Rick n' RiB, with Alison on bodhran and vocals. Come early for half-price Umbrella Drinks including Daquiri's, Pina Coladas, and Planter's Punch served in a souvenir glass on the Terrace. Also tonight, all the Baby Back Ribs you can eat for 6.99. And we have a free salad bar for those vegetarians. Max is also offering a free bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill to the Catter bringing and singing the Funniest Song. Add to the festivities by wearing your loudest tropical shirt, sarong, or underwear. See ya tonight!

LEJ


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 05:15 PM

Aloha shirts? Did you say Aloha shirts? Oh baby. It has taken me a while to get here, and what a welcome. A place I can listen to my friends make music, maybe make a little myself and wear my aloha shirts without being harrassed? Sign me up. Float an umbrella in that Guinness, if you please, and park a Laphroaig next to it so it doesn't get lonely. Ol' Jake's at my feet. He'll do just about anything for an ice cube, it's his favorite material reward. I'll leave my bagpipes outside 'til things really get out of hand. -seed and Banjer, I've got a back up banjo in the car just in case you need one. How nice to be here. Anybody for a little singing? LEJ, better draw another Guinness for P.J. she'll probably be along soon. Now, check out this possum and hibiscus design...D.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 05:31 PM

Hi Group......I'll try to get back later, just seein' what's up? There isn't any marshmallow creme around, right? Yeah, that's good....No marshmallows either, right? Good, good, good...........Hey El Swanno!!! Glad to see you made it and........uh,....whoa up here a minute......What's in the syringes???? I mean this place can get a bit rank..........Why don't you put those away for now? Or takem' to the campfire later.....that oughta' be "entertaining." Is Seed comin' in later?

Sorry I gotta' run.........see y'all later.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 07:44 PM

bcc, I'm sorry I missed you! The time difference done us in, I expect. I brought Velma by for a glass of red wine and to meet all the friendly folk in the Tavern.

And Big Mick, that includes you! I'm certain that if bbc and Alison speak so kindly of you, you must be a fine fellow. You might be a bit jealous that a new man has come into the lives of those fine ladies, but hell, I've had to contend with that all my life! We can be friends! Just stay out of my way ***GRIN***

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 07:56 PM

Hey, Doug, don't drink & run! I was just taking orders in the back room. I've got a jug of red reserved for Velma & a nice table to the side, w/ a cushion for her chair! I hope you're staying for the party! Don't mind Mick. He's a good guy; he just has this *thing* about alison. We both set him straight last night. Please stay & hear alison play her bodhran. Can I bring you some chips & salsa to go w/ that wine? What are you drinking, Doug?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 08:12 PM

Whew! Good to smell this clean air, even with Banj's slightly ripe breath and Spaw wavin' that damned possum around by the string. I just got back from the campfire, but the mosquitos were gettin' ferocious: a bunch of 'em had picked up Obi Wan Kinoffer and carried him right across the fire before he woke up and shook 'em off. He came back to earth off in the dark somewhere on top of some couple who'd "gone for a walk." Tlhey started screaming at him in Celtic. When he came back, he pulled out a goddamned cell phone and called the mosquito abatement hotline and they drove in upwind of the fire and started pumping some kind of poison our way. Anyway, that's when I decided to leave, so I came here for my health. Gimme another one of them Baba Braus, Leej--I need to breathe in some of them hops for a while 'til the insecticide stench is gone.

If you go to American city,
You will find it awfully pretty,
Just one thing of which you must beware:
Don't drink the water, and don't breathe the air.

Hey, anybody here play steel drums? I'd like to hear some calypso. Banjo doesn't really sound too bad, so long as we got three or four guitars...and PJ, dya think you can make that bodhran sound like bongos? Okay, here we go, ONEtwoTHREEfour---sixSEVENeight, "Haiti, cherie, means Haiti is my beloved land..."

Dave, if I have another of these Baba Braus, I could even tolerate your pipes playing calypso...aw, maybe not.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 08:24 PM

Whew!!! Can't believe I made it in time to hear some music. Just want to sit over here, put my feet up, relax and soak up the atmosphere for a bit. Tough week.....could I have a "Mud s l i d e" before I order supper???


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 08:37 PM

Hi, Night Owl! Good to see you! Comin' right up, one Mudslide slidin' attcha!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM

OK, now I'm offa work and can come on in without feeling guilty ... so where's annap and out T&Ts? Don't get up bbc, I know my way around the back of a bar ...

Can we add a samba whistle to that calypso? Maybe get a line going??

MA


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 09:11 PM

Hi, Mary Ann! Nice to see you! Sure, make yourself at home! Hey, can I join?!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 09:13 PM

one and two and three ... AND one and two and three ... AND


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 10:30 PM

Thanks bbc...Shambles says all the drinks are on his tab for tonight (BG)....until he gets here! Brought a friend with me tonight...she has a song to share....

"Every nite just after dark
We goose the statues in the park
If Sherman's horse can take it
So can you...." Whoops,...sorry,.... try it again with a calypso beat.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 11:18 PM

OK- for the next half hour it's 2 fer one anything including those infernal Baba Braus(might have to try one of those- expand m horizons, y'know). We are getting low on Guinness, Banjer could you rassle up another keg from the cellar while you are still sober? We've got three orders of Ribs left so hurry! Pizza til Midnight though.

Rolling papers? Who wanted rolling papers. Sorry we don't handle em. Just empty out a Marlboro and stay at least 100 feet from the bar.Jeez. You what? Oh, I don't know, I'll ask. Hey, Rick! You guys know any Zeppelin?

Now I've got a surprise dance contest for y'all. Grab your drinks and get in a big circle. Ready?

" You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out
You put your right foot in, and you shake it all about
"

Hey, somebody help Catspaw back up.

How ya like my Aloha shirt? Pink elephants mating against a backdrop of purple palm trees and a mauve and green Volcano. Kowabunga!

" Walkin down de road wid a ratchet in your waste
Johnny you're too bad, hey hey hey
Walkin down de road wid a pistol in your waste
Johnny you're too bad, hey hey hey
Well you runnin and you gunnin and you lootin and you shootin and you too bad"

I tink I gone git a Red Stripe for I and I, Mon. On second tought dat spleef she don' sound too bad ! Jah Rastafari !


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 11:26 PM

Evenin' Catters! How d'you like my costume? With the aloha shirt and giant moustache, I even fooled the computer into thinking I'm Dave Swan!

It's ME guys, PJ!! The system still won't let me post under my own name, so I've decided to relax and enjoy it. Besides, I figure if they can't tell me from Dave, there could be some advantages...

I'll finally hear the punch lines to all those jokes Fadac and Seed whisper out of my earshot at Quinns. Maybe people will think I'm smarter! When you're blonde they tend to spell stuff in front of you.

Spaw! You make a Jack and Coke like my daddy taught me to drink it! bbc, could you set me up with one of those?

SEED-O, SE-EE-EE-EED-0 SEED-0 COME AN' ME WAN' PLAY DRUM...

Could somebody tell me what Peter T. was doing at the door with his hands on the side of his face? And tell Rick if he'll help me roll Big Mick off the pool table, I've got my quarters down for a Kentucy 8...

Feels like comin' home (well, except for the cross-dressin part, this is kinda weird)...

Alison, maybe we can have a BABALOO bodhran line later?

Now where's that fireman hunk that just got off a 72 hour shift?

*pj*


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 11:49 PM

PJ! I didn't recognize you with that moustache! Jack & coke, comin' up! Looks like I'd better mix it myself. Lonesome's a little busy right now w/ the Hokey Pokey rites. Well, room for one & all here! Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:05 AM

Mick, you pay attention now and I'll teach you how to hold your bodhran tipper properly.... not that daft way you use!!

Can I play my whistle later? I can't find my pipes I think someone up the campfire may have used them for firewood.....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:20 AM

pretty durn rowdy crowd!..Aloha shirts!! Tsk!.......

I'll just sidle into a booth here, in my old blue jeans and tee shirt...(has pictures of Calvin & Hobbes on it...old fellows with long beards)...and wait till someone wants to play some nice 'old timey' tunes..maybe some Delmore Brothers.....don't dare join the pool game...have barely played since college...(could turn a cue, though!)....

ah...yes...I think I'll have a nice, chewy Orval ale to sip at all evening...(I do like these prices in cyber-pubs!)...and watch the goin's on....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:27 AM

LEJ-- I simply have to have one of those aloha shirts you described. Are they going to be available in the Mudcat Boutique?

I'm dry and a little lonesome, folks. Think I'll take a Tullamore Dew straight up with a glass of water back and just sit and soak up the scenery for a while.

I had a great musical story happen today, but it doesn't involve traditional music. Anyone mind if I tell it?

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:31 AM

*sittin' and listnin'*...(and actualy HAVING a Tullamore Dew!)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:40 AM

WW- that's what were here for! You know that tank top would be illegal in some states? Grin Here's a dew for you. I'll leave the bottle.

Bill D- where the heck you been, bud? Here's your Orval. Anyway Rick and RiB have been holding forth, but we need a tune from you- Delmore Bros. would be great. You know any Louvin Brothers? I can hit some of those high harmonies. At least I think I can. Hey bbc- a Maker's Mark rocks for myself, if you'd be so kind.

PJ- nice to meet you. Is Dave gonna stop in?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: DougR
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM

Sorry, Barbara, Velma and I went over to the bar so we could catch the Diamondbacks Dodger's baseball game. We got all tied up over there watching our team cream the Dodgers and I didn't see you. The bartender was nice enough to fix me up with a vodka on the rocks and Velma has a nice glass of Burgandy.

Big Mick doesn't bother me. It's about time he got used to some competition! Since I'm probably old enough to be Alison's father, I'm sure he will rest much easier.

We're going to wander on back to the campfire. Velma's old bones can't stand a lot of the cold night air so the campfire will probably feel good to her.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:02 AM

Oh, thanks LEJ. I hadn't realized that strap had slipped quite so far down.

Ok, so (sip) here's the deal (sip again):

I'm singing a gig August 16 as the "music" part of a "poetry and music" series being done at our local museum (it's just a venue, doesn't have anything to do with the music). This came up fairly suddenly, but I said, "What tha' heck. This is my chance to 'come out' in a fairly new town that doesn't know me as a singer."

So I said yes and have been busily trying to decide on two sets of music right quick. I decided to broaden the definition of "eclectic" and just do an evening of my favorite songs, which include everything from an acapella bluegrass tune ("Fly Away, LIttle Pretty Bird,") to Tom Lehrer's "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park." I'm doing four or five songs I did for a cabaret-type gig a few years back in New Mexico. BUT there's one song that is absolutely one of my favorites ("The LIes of Handsome Men," by Francesca Blumenthal) and I don't have sheet music for it. My friend back in New Mexico played it, I have the words, but no lead sheets. And the woman who's playing piano for me here doesn't play by ear.

So, heck. I want to sing that song. I call my pianist friend in New Mexico. He has all his music perfectly organized, except... his "L" file is missing. Hmmm.

SO, he says, you know, she lived in New York when I was there. You might just try calling her.

No dice.

So, I decided to go on the 'Net to see if I could find out anything about her. Bingo. About 20 articles about her -- and she's still around, still in New York. So, I figure, she must be registering her work with ASCAP, since she's a pro, right?

RIGHT!!! I called ASCAP in New York last Monday, and they, indeed, had the address of her publishing house. I wrote her in care of that address, told her about the gig and threw myself on her mercy, offering my Fedex number if she could possibly get me that music in time.

I've been bummed and, ok, I"ll admit it, a bit pissy all day today and wasn't even going to bother going out to the mailbox (I live in the country). But, I decided to run into town for a minute and stop by the mailbox on the way back.

You guessed it. It's there!!! I now have my music (in the key of B-flat, which isn't exactly my own, but, hey. I can pretend I'm an alto...), and she threw in a bonus song as well. WHAT A PRINCESS!!! I'm so thrilled.

I have to pay a few bucks for the music and credit her in my program. But I'm gonna sing that song, and that makes my repertoire complete, which makes me face this gig with a much more jubilant heart.

Here are the words. They are completely apropos to my life at this particular juncture:

I believe in star signs And I believe in film romances. I believe in fantasy And I believe with just one glance He's crazy for my eyes 'cause I believe the lies of handsome men.

I believe in witchcraft, And I believe in Cinderella. I believe in gypsies, And I believe I cast a spell That sends him to the skies, 'cause I believe the lies Of handsome men...

SOmewhere in a corner of my mind, I'm not a fool, completely cool. But even though he's hooked me on his line, I find the pleasure's been mine.

I believe in love songs, They seem to know just what I'm feeling. I believe Prince Charming, I never guess he's double-dealing. How my spirits rise, Believing in the lies Of handsome men.

Sometimes in a dark and quiet place, I meet the truth, face to face, And even if his Highness disappears, I keep some lovely souvenirs.

I believe in heroes And I expect that happy ending. Wishing on some rainbow, I pretend he's not pretending. Someday I"ll get wise, But right now, I need The lies of handsome men.

(sip, wipe the condensation off my glass. move the napkin around with my fingers. sip again. Stare off into the smoky cavern of the bar. Sip again)

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:05 AM

LEJ- Dave's here somewhere, I heard him order a Guiness with an umbrella in it and a Laphroaig back. I can't see him thru the crowd, though, so if you find him before me, give him a big, wet, sloppy kiss for me. He's been on a 72 hour shift at the firehouse and I can't wait to see him!

peej


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:08 AM

Oops. Don't know why the line breaks didn't work. Must be the whiskey...

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:15 AM

(From PJ on Dave's computer)

WW- Sweetie, when whiskey's to blame there's all kinds of brakes that don't work. Prob'ly accounts for the conception of many a 'Catter. ;)

peejay


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:18 AM

Or many a 'Catter's child...

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:39 AM

*grin* "...and lord I know I'm one..." (House of the Rising SON)

Hey, WW, do ya get the feeling that we're the only 2 girls awake in the Tavern at the end of the night? Everybody's curled up in corners and snoring on pool tables, and here we are talking about the Lies of Handsome Men and alcohol-induced tax deductions.

Great song, by the way, and great piece of detective work in tracking it down. I don't know where you are in the cycle of romance right now, but don't give up hope that a handsome man may tell you the truth one of these days. Took me a while but I found one. He's passed out with the spotted puppy next to the fireplace. Cute, ain't he? Both Dave and the dog smell kinda funny and get all excited when fire trucks go by, but I can count on them both to be straight with me. Keep the faith.

pj (still not Dave)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:43 AM

Ah, thanks, Peej. I'm feeling a bit ... mmm ... maybe just realistic. A dangerous thing, when it comes to entertaining thoughts of romance.

I appreciate the kind words, however. Think I'll meander on home now (sip). Looks like the party's kind of pooped out for a while.

"The party's over, It's time to call it a day..."

(Never knew what came next in that song...)

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:46 AM

PJ- if Dave's been on a 72 hour shift, somehow I don't think a big wet kiss from the bartender is gonna make his day!

WW- you see there? Persistence pays off. Glad you got your music. Oh,and sorry to hear that some of us Handsome Men are liars.

And why may, I ask, is it that all the decent single women keep hooking up with jerks, while all the decent single men are mixed up with mankillers? One of life's great mysteries.

" A guy moved in to town
I ain't seen you around
I feel a brand new heart-ache coming on
You said we had a date
but you're three hours late
I fell a brand new heart-ache coming on
Why can't I trust in you?
Why do you try to make me blue the way you do?
You said we'd have a ball
Then you never call at all
I feel a brand new heart-ache coming on "


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Banjer
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 07:46 AM

Hey Leej...Here'sh thekegya wanted...You oughta make shure they putsh shome kinda labelsh on them thinngsh! You know how manny I hadda open and tatste 'afore I found the righ one? Hey whereish everybody? Aw, shucks, I spent so much time tryin' ta find theright barrel; Oh well me an' Mr. Daniels et al had our own little party in the cellar.....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 08:04 AM

Mornin', Banjer! Here's homemade streusal coffeecake & fresh-brewed coffee for the bar. Help yourself! I brought a batch of vodka slush for after 1. It may be too much of a sissy drink for you, though. You take care & I'll see you after church!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: WyoWoman
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 11:18 AM

Ya know, LEJ, some of us pretty great single women ask that very question from time to time. I have no answer. But I don't categorize ALL men as liars and jerks. There are a few though, who do give y'all a bad name. (Just like, I'm sure, there are sufficient lyin,' cheatin' gals to give the rest of us some pretty bad p.r. as well.

This being human stuff is hard work!

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 12:04 PM

I hope I had a good time last night. I don't remember any of it. I hope Bill D. Rick and I kept decent time for Alison. I do notice I have my 12 string back. I don't know how. My apologies to Rick and Mick, both of whom were accused of possession. I'm just so happy to have it back.

I thought I was at a sing with my friends here. A strange night. Usually these things start around 4 PM. I had to work so I didn't get there until 5 PM. No one there but Will, the host. After an hour of chat, I broke out my 6 string and played a few songs. One was that Civil War one I asked about a month or so ago. Will liked it. Laura showed up about 7:30 and we sang a few.

Then Randy and Sandy and their two kids came in. I hadn't seen them in a year. It is amazing to watch children grow up from a distance. They are young adults now, no longer just kids.

We moved outside after Will built a campfire and sang some more. A few people seemed to just ghost in and ghost out. About 11 PM it was time for me to call it quits. Fingers were sore and I was half asleep and I had a 30 mile drive ahead of me.

A pleasant, easy evening.

I just hope I played in tune at the Mudcat Tavern. I like the place and I was hoping LEJ would ask me back again (with perhaps a little more notice). I guess I was virtually in tune which should be close enough for folk music.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 01:54 PM

GOOD DAY, SIR!! (lowers voice) oh, sorry, good day. Names Tegucigalpa, Tyrone T. Mother had a hankering for the far side of the Rio G. Nice place you got here. Now that its got a little quiet here, I couldn't help noticing that there are pools of what look like tears on your bartop. Occupational hazard, I know. Well, I have just the solution for you. The wonder of the age!! (opens batteredsuitcase, pulls out combination juke box, pipe organ, and dispenser) You know how people say they are better for a good cry. Well, here it is -- my SAD-O-METRIC exerciser!! (places it on bartop). You wouldn't have a quarter, Mr., Mr.? LEJ, Mr. LEJ, nice to meet you! Well, I'll provide my own quarter. (inserts quarter into machine). The SADOMETRIC Exerciser provides for all your crying needs. (machine whirrs. Mechanical hand pops out wad of Kleenex) For the tears, you see! (machine whirrs. Drawer opens, picture of favourite dog appears. Mechanical hand reaches into pocket of machine, pulls out gun, shoots picture of dog). Just to get you in the mood, you see! But here is the main feature (Tyrone reaches over and indicates large dial). This is the sadness dial! It goes all the way from 0 to Hank Williams! (Jerks dial up almost to top. Machine begins to play George Jones' "These Days (I Barely Get By)" --
"Put my only two dollars on my favourite horse, he lost by a nose and died crying! Oh my boss says come winter we'll all be laid off, these days I barely get by!!" --
(machine breaks down in tears, weeps to a stop). Hmm. still a bug or two. Anyway, it works wonderfully as long as you don't go past 7 on the dial!!
Well, what do you think? Why are you looking at me that way? What do you mean, you only do live music? Is this some commie place? Allright, allright, don't push, hey, watch the machine -- that's Technology, the American Way you're mishandling, watch it buddy - Hey, nice shirt, buddy, ALOH-- (door slams ).


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 02:25 PM

(voice from floor). Oh, yeah, forgot. Judy Holliday, the best ever, from "Bells Are Ringing", song by Comden and Green, tune by Jule Styne:

The party's over
It's time to call it a day
They've burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It's time to wind up the masquerade
Just make your mind up
the piper must be paid

The party's over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend
It's all over, my friend.

She does get the guy, though, and he gets her. That's why they call it theatre!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 04:50 PM

Peter that is such a crass attempt at inserting music into what is otherwise a piece of complete BS, no matter how inspired or how hard I'm laughing. This will be analyzed and may be held against you.

catspaw--born again moralist and pastor at the "Church of No Redeeming Social Value." Services held at 6 PM and 9 PM every payday.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 06:58 PM

Hey, 'Spaw, I'm there.....just let me finish this sissy amaretto!

kat, pseudo-moralist and pagan-rep!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 07:40 PM

OK, I've done my token yanking of buttercups from my poor garden and did a token vacuuming of my very messy house, and I'm back for a short spell!

Could we maybe bring that fantasy song circle over from another thread, and do, say, "Roseville Fair?"

(I'll just fetch a T&T while we're getting arranged in a circle...)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 07:55 PM

Hi, ladies! It's been such a quiet day in here that I was just about to suggest to Lonesome that he & *I* sit down & have a drink together! Here's your T & T, MAG. I'll be glad to sing along on "Roseville Fair."


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 08:33 PM

Usually long before now in a song circle, I'll have insisted we do a round, just for practice. (I've actually got enough people in my song circle to know "To the greenwood" well enough that we can sing it.)

Here's a little WA State ditty;

apple maggot/ travel quarantine / do not transport/homegrown fruit

Tune is simple: descending scale in (any) major, until the last part jumps down a fourth on "homegrown," back up a fourth on "fruit"

accent on ap/mag/trav/quar/do/trans/home/fruit

ready?? OK, we need a section leader for each of 4 parts ... do we have 4 people?? YES,


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bbc
Date: 25 Jul 99 - 11:18 PM

Lonesome, you & I may need to look for a new line of work, if business stays this light for long. Think we should mention it to Bert, before he commits to the real thing? What do you say, boss? Chips & salsa in the back?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:28 AM

Hey, Den--did you ever get over to the campfire to hear me tell the story of the Kilkeel fishermen? What time is it now in Nova Scotia--midnight or one a.m.? Don't tell me you've already gone to bed--hell, has the sun even set up there?

And Kat and Jenny, you guys sure seem to attract the spirits...in addition to the fish tale, there was another ghost story my grandfather used to tell. I'll have to see if I can put it together again.

Hey, bbc--I'm just drinkin' coke tonight. Two nights in a row on Baba Brau have me bouncing off the walls. It's every bit as strong as I remembered. I'm gonna go try and play and sing "Abilene" if my hands will stop shakin'. Banjer, Rick, RiB, ya' wanna back me up? I do it in C (D if Ii'm feelin' adventurous). Harpy, c'mon up here if you brought along a diatonic.

It goes

C---/E7---/F---/Cdim---/A7---/D7---/G7---/C-C7-/F-Fm-/C-G7-/ amd back to C. If you donn't have the diminished, play a D7 instead.

Y'all know the first verse and the chorus, and the second verse, except I end it kind of different:

I stand by my window every night,
Watchin' those trains roll outa sight,
Wish I may and wish I might
Ride one back to Abilene.

and I add a coupl'of verses of my own--

I came to this city but I can't remember why,
Been scratchin' to survive as the years go by,
Just hope someday before I die, I make it back to Abilene.

and

I get so lonesome I lose my way,
If I can't find the road there'll be hell to pay,
Gotta make it on home someday,
To Abilene, my Abilene.

Hey, Spaw, wanna take a break on that possum? And Mick and PJ, bring them bodhrans up--jus' don't play 'em too loud. Okay, everybody, I'll take the first break: hey, that's some pretty backup playin there. If ya got it, Banj, take a break. Now some harmony on the chorus:

Abilene, Abilene,
Prettiest town I ever seen,
People there don't treat you mean,
In Abilene, my Abilene.
Your break, Rick. Hey, that's purty. RiB?

Okay, first verse:

Crowded city, there ain't nothin' free,
Nothin' in this crowd for me,
Wish to God that I could be
In Abilene, my Abilene. Mick, PJ, let's hear you a bit more in the choruses. Ah, sweet. Harpy, your break, then you, Spaw. Then we'll start the breaks all over after the second verse and chorus...hey, do I hear a fiddle--and a mandolin? Get up here and take a break together, now!...Banjer, you take the next break and I'm gonna blow a bit of harp along with you, then it's yours, Spaw, blow that possum butt, boy. Guitars after the third verse and chorus, and Harpy, take us home after the fourth verse and chorus. Oh, so fine.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:37 AM

I'm glad you guys caught that as we played: that little bluesy thing happens in one measure, not two: /CC7FFm/C-G7-/


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM

Damn, Dave and PJ--I've been in this place so long I just plumb forgot about the Starry Plough. Dammit. And it's almost 10 p.m. now. Next week? --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 04:57 AM

Just dropped in to see if anyone was waiting to see if I was going to stand my round after my visit to the races on Saturday. Sorry, I only had one win, no overall profit, nor did any of our 17-strong party, even the luck of the Irish deserted the 4-strong Irish contingent. Socially a success: SHE made lemon jello salad this year and our Mexican brought home-made guacamole. As the night wore on the malt whisky took a pasting but they left the Metaxas to me (in fact, made some unkind comments about it!) which suited me. A pantomime horse race was billed for the Sunday Charity Fun Race Day, I think some of them ran on the Saturday by mistake! Now about half the group want to come again for the Ascot Festival meeting in September, I don't know if it is the racing, the "crack" or the hospitality that is the attraction. Maybe it is the jello salad! Well, all that talking has made me thirsty so if I can catch the bartender's eye...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 08:47 AM

O.K. we are about ready for one of those odometer to 100, millennium, tardis, Wayback machine, teleporter, Jeri or Joe do your magic thingies (also see about cleaning up all these dead bottles, and getting everyone up to life again, if you could, huh?) and move us all to Round 3, NOW!!!

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Jul 99 - 10:47 AM

For those of you who are a little late moving on, please step into the thing that only looks like a giant hollow sculpture of the Possom Diety


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