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MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]

Bee-dubya-ell 23 Aug 19 - 05:15 PM
Stilly River Sage 23 Aug 19 - 12:19 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 Aug 19 - 01:57 PM
Stilly River Sage 21 Aug 19 - 07:52 PM
Stilly River Sage 20 Aug 19 - 12:28 PM
Stilly River Sage 19 Aug 19 - 11:34 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 18 Aug 19 - 11:50 PM
Stilly River Sage 18 Aug 19 - 07:05 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 17 Aug 19 - 09:36 PM
keberoxu 17 Aug 19 - 05:42 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 17 Aug 19 - 03:06 PM
Stilly River Sage 17 Aug 19 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 05:15 PM

Mom! Wake up! This is important!

I live someplace with a name!

Up here in the northern end of Santa Rosa County, Florida, we don't have a lot of incorporated towns. In fact, there's only one of them and it's very small. What we have a good number of are "communities". A community is the rural equivalent of an urban or suburban neighborhood.

While there are several named communities nearby, the clump of homesteads and small farms in which I live has never had an official name... until today! There is now a sign (on the same signpost which holds the speed limit sign) informing anyone who cares that this is the "Walling Community". That's also the name of our road, so no extra points for creativity to whoever decided on the name.

I'm waiting to see how long it will be before the first bullet hole appears in the sign.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 12:19 PM

No cuir a-steach mòran de bhriseadh loidhne neo-riatanach.


No ... a ’steigeadh ... gun fheum ... ellipses ... eadar ... faclan ....


Air neo

le

meadhanachadh

gach fear

facal

fa leth

mar sin

an

dreuchd

falbh

dòigh

sìos

an

duilleag.


Scots Gaelic


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 01:57 PM

Maybe we can make MOM feel a bit less confined by using BIG fonts to make this thread look roomier.


Or inserting lots of unnecessary line breaks.


Or... sticking... useless... ellipses... between... words....


Or

by

centering

each

word

individually

so

the

post

goes

way

down

the

page.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 07:52 PM

Jane's Rainbow is shy of 6,500 posts and it's back. Here's hoping MOM rises like a Phoenix soon. She's feeling very confined around a thread that just broke two digits.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Aug 19 - 12:28 PM

Heat index is so high here that MOM pulled the car out of the garage and put sheets of cookies to bake on the dashboard.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Aug 19 - 11:34 AM

Acme doesn't have a Steep Cow's Face in the metadata? Shame. That would take care of the steep slippery road with ruts.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 11:50 PM

There's nothing wrong with mixing some metaphors. It's just a matter of how well they're mixed. If you take two metaphors, say a slippery slope and a rocky road, and toss them together in a high-powered Acme Metaphor Mixer, what comes out is a steep slippery road with rocks in its ruts. The metaphors get mixed together so well that they're no longer distinguishable from one another.

But, be careful! The Acme Metaphor Mixer doesn't work with all metaphors. If you toss a chicken that came before an egg and a basket containing all your eggs into an Acme Metaphor Mixer, you only get a bunch of broken eggs mixed with feathers, bloody chicken meat, and scraps of basket.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 07:05 PM

I wonder if duck dogs and Chongo and others will be able to find this thread? The other one engaged so many particles of energy (too bad Amos isn't here to talk about energy and mass) they landed on it perfectly. This one is like landing on an ice cube in the ocean instead of the MOAB ice sheet. Yeah, I know, mixed metaphors. The quality of BS is sometimes strained. :)


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 09:36 PM

Wow, Keb, I knew there was a town called Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, but I didn't know the circumstances of its naming.

And there are some who think Mom is NOT a bountiful fount of useful information!


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 05:42 PM

And you know, don't you all,
that there is a town named
"Truth or Consequences"?

The television show of the same name ran a contest of some kind,
before I was born I believe.
The states in the Continental US,
their towns were eligible to enter,
and...i forget the conditions.

The winner was a town called Hot Springs New Mexico;
ever since then it has been
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Mostly they grow poblano chiles down there,
on the banks of the Rio Grande.


And those who aren't in the know are utterly bewildered
by references to a New Mexico Town called

Tee or Cee,
written out "T or C",
which some people mistake for "Torc."

as in,
where the heck is Torc New Mexico??


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 03:06 PM

"Flaschencontainer" translates as "bottle container". It's not really a town. It's a collection of derelict cargo containers full of Mom's empty gin bottles. It's probably big enough to be a town, but nobody'd want to live there.


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 02:27 PM

Google Earth says "We couldn't understand this question." The closest result that would render on the map was Flaschencontainer, Germany. (50o08'46.52" N 6o30'05.58")


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Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 01:24 PM

I'm glad to see this make-do thread, Stilly. I was worried that Mom might run out of gin before the problem could be solved. With no way to get more booze to her, things could have gotten ugly pretty quickly. A 59,000+ post thread with a serious case of delerium tremens is not something to sneeze at.

By the way, did you know there once was a town in California called "Delerium Tremens"? Someone with no sense of humor renamed it "Omega".

Makes me wonder if there might be a town called "Acid Flashback" somewhere.


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Subject: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 11:49 AM

So I know MOM is not happy being stuffed up on a shelf in Max's tech closet while he struggles with the Robot Gremlins who have developed an unhealthy interest in Our Dear Mother, but we must keep the spirit of the thread afloat. If this doesn't grow too long I may be able to transfer it over to MOM once the fix is made.

The usual suspects are invited to continue the long-running conversation. Anyone who drops in to bash MOM or cast shade on this noble enterprise may find themselves getting a bum's rush out the door. This is BS of the highest quality and the main thread contains superb fiction, songs, and poetry that snuck in inadvertently. The HTML tricks are astounding. Our late great Amos left many pearls of wisdom, and BWL wrote one of the funniest short stories I have ever had to pleasure to spit my drink on my screen while reading. We still miss Chongo et al.

MOAB's amanuensis
59139, in case anyone is counting.


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