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BS: Not to be missed

bob schwarer 06 Sep 00 - 02:54 PM
katlaughing 06 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM
Wesley S 06 Sep 00 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Cleigh O'Possum 06 Sep 00 - 03:30 PM
bob schwarer 06 Sep 00 - 03:41 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 00 - 04:14 PM
GUEST,Cleigh O'Possum 06 Sep 00 - 06:52 PM
catspaw49 06 Sep 00 - 07:43 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 00 - 07:57 PM
Mbo 06 Sep 00 - 08:11 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 00 - 08:25 PM
The Shambles 06 Sep 00 - 08:43 PM
catspaw49 07 Sep 00 - 10:59 AM
bob schwarer 07 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU 07 Sep 00 - 11:35 AM
paddymac 07 Sep 00 - 05:22 PM
catspaw49 07 Sep 00 - 05:27 PM
Lonesome EJ 07 Sep 00 - 10:21 PM
catspaw49 07 Sep 00 - 10:30 PM
Mbo 07 Sep 00 - 10:33 PM
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Troll 08 Sep 00 - 05:22 PM
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Dave (the ancient mariner) 09 Sep 00 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) 10 Sep 00 - 12:40 AM
Hollowfox 14 Sep 00 - 01:35 PM
catspaw49 14 Sep 00 - 03:16 PM
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Mbo 14 Sep 00 - 04:22 PM

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Subject: Not to be missed
From: bob schwarer
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 02:54 PM

Wausau, FL - Possum Capital of the U.S. In Chipley FL, which is the self-proclaimed Possum Capital of the U.S. there is an engraved bronze plaque commemorating the possum. It seems that during the depression when there was little to eat the abundance of possum in the vicinity allowed people to survive. This plaque tells the story. My buddy who lives near there swears that whenever a possum is struck by a car anywhere in the US, the animal turns its body so that it head is pointing toward Chipley before it expires. [Henry Horrocks, 01/01/1997]

[RA: There is a granite monument to the Possum about five miles south of Chipley. According to the monument inscription, it was erected by the "Wausau Community Development Club" in 1982.The Florida State Legislature has proclaimed that the first day in August is "Possum Day."]

From somewhere on the Internet.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM

Nice that they've been remembered for their *sacrifice*, but "eeewwwww..gross!" *BG*

Wonder what our own Cleigh will have to say about this!?


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Wesley S
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:29 PM

Bob - Where is Chipley ?? I grew up on the west coast in Largo. The best road kill we had on the coast was alligator. You take the tail and split it lenghwise and fill it with onions and garlic and you've got some mighty fine eatin'. There's hardly enough meat on a possum to feed a family of four. With a good size gator tail you can invite over all your cousins. These possum eaters sound like panhandle people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: GUEST,Cleigh O'Possum
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:30 PM

All possums know of the bravery and the sacrifice of our brethren in Chipley. We are also grateful to the people there and the Florida legislature for remembering those who gave their lives so others might live. The monument in Chipley satands as mute testimony to the courage of those heroic possums of so many years ago.

While we may not have raised the flag on Suribachi, we did make stew in Chipley and no marine is as proud of the Iwo Jima Statue as we are of the statue to Chipley's Chops. Many thanks Mr. Bob sir, for sharing this heroic tale with my friends at Mudcat.

CLEIGH O'POSSUM


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: bob schwarer
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:41 PM

Chipley is about 20 miles west of Marianna.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 04:14 PM

Is Cleigh made of clay? I missed his cloning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: GUEST,Cleigh O'Possum
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 06:52 PM

Yes Ms. Sinsull, I am indeed. I'm a threww hole ocarina type of possum. I was born about a year and a half ago.

You see, one day Catspaw was poking fun at Mr. Fielding for having a rosewood kazoo and he said that he was personally holding out for an ocarina in the shape of an animal. And then, because he could think of nothing more ridiculous, Catspaw said he had always wanted to blow up a possum's ass. Please excuse my language, but that's what he said. Its in the threads.

Anyway, my "birthmom"--Barbara Blessings told Catspaw she thought she could make one and here I am! While I was being finished Catspaw became quite ill and spent a month in the hospital where he almost died. But he says that he couldn't do that before I arrived and luckily by the time I arrived, he had just gotten out of the hospital and was going to be OK.

I have lots of pictures of me with other Mudcatters and also a lot from travelling with Catspaw and Karen to various places and even one of me signing into a motel and hot tubbing with Catspaw. One day Ms. Sinsull, maybe I'll get to meet you and you can have a little poof up my bum. I'd certainly be honored.

BTW, as a Mudcat Icon, it was only right that I should be named by a Muddie and my name was a joint effort on the part of Mr. Seed and Mr. El Swanno. When Mr. El Swanno was here in Ohio, he let me sit on the hood and the wheel of the bright red new ambulance he was taking back to California. It was very exciting.

Cleigh O'Possum


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 07:43 PM

Oddly enough, Shambles just refreshed the thread which Cleigh mentioned above. Its something about Where do Kazoo's Go.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 07:57 PM

Well, believe it or not Cleigh, this is not the first time I have been invited to "Blow it out your ___!" But I believe I will accept your generous invitation. Thanks for the history lesson.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 08:11 PM

Watch outm that little guy plips everywhere. He even ruined my hairy charango last year cause he plipped in it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 08:25 PM

I just assumed that he would be wearing a possum condom. Just how many Catters have had this thing in their mouths? And how often has Cleigh plipped on or in them(as Mbo so delicately puts it)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: The Shambles
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 08:43 PM

For my sins. Where do all the kazoos go? or Cleigh's birthplace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:59 AM

I keep forgetting the name of this thread.......I just mentioned it to someone as "Not to be Missed"

Bob, ya' gotta' work on them titles.......or send me something as a memory enhancer.....the CRS is killing me.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: bob schwarer
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM

Yeah. Even my kids don't like their names. My daughter changed hers.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 11:35 AM

Sinsull, "plipped IN them"??? BTW a hairy charango is not what you think it is. Here is a picture of some nice hairy charangos. Woo!


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: paddymac
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 05:22 PM

Native folk in the southeastern US considered 'possum, gator, frog and 'coon as "famine food." If times were bad and there was nothing else to eat, well, you gotta do what you gotta do. These days, gator and frogs are nearly "gourmet" fare, but 'possum and 'coon continue as "hard times" fare. I've had all of them, and whole-heartedly concur in keeping 'possum and 'coon in the "hard times" cupboard.

I recently ran across a report of pioneer folk in the 1780-1790s actually rendering possums for their oil. Most native peoples I've asked about it take the "famine food" view, but one reported that it was sometimes used for "regularity", sort an animal kingdom version of castor oil. Personally, I'd have to be pretty damned stopped up before I'd even consider slurping down a spoon or two of either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 05:27 PM

Ah yes......"Possum....America's Other Yellow Meat"

Hey paddy.....Thinking of the oil rendering. The whalers would also at times collect up penguins for their oil. Gawd help me, but one of the funniest pictures I ever saw was a monstrous vat of boiling penguins and all I could think of was a new version of "Boil that Cabbage Down." It was tragic really, but a couple hundred penguins bobbing and boiling............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:21 PM

Everybody's lachrymose from the lack of humpback oil
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here,all the penguins gonna join the boil

- Zimmerman's Out-takes


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:30 PM

CHORUS:

Emperors in the back
Throw them
(ba-dump) Rock Hoppers in.
No one boils penguins
Like the Mighty Quinn.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:33 PM

PLease Mr.Quinn, please go do Eskimo Nell, and leave us elementary penguins to sing Hare Krishna!


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:41 PM

Why are you here Meebo? Across campus there are 45000 people, many of them female, watching ECU get tromped by Virginia Tech. Now football may be a drag, but its a night out and you're not here with a bunch of aging yahoos like me and Leej. You could at least meet a few folks and you never know. Its not unknown for girls to go to games just to meet people and I bet some of them might like Oasis.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 10:44 PM

That's exactly why I'm NOT there, Spaw. Though I am listlessly watching the webcast between blasts on my harmonica. It's looking pretty hopeless. Rumour has it that the the people are going to go insane if (!) we lose. I'd rather be right here that with a bunch of drunk destructive hooligans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 05:07 PM

Q - Why did the Possum cross the road
A - To prove to the chicken it could be done


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Troll
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 05:22 PM

Contrary to popular belief, 'possums are NOT born dead on the side of the road.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 05:22 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 08:46 AM

Groundhogs, now there's a gourmet treat...If you were really hungry you would eat the ass off a skunk.

Mbo lad you should at least go out and try to meet some girls. Computer hugging just aint the same as hugging the real thing mate. On a nice sunny day go have lunch outside and play your guitar... The results might astound ye, Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: GUEST,Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 12:40 AM

Ok, I saw the Frieght Hoppers this spring and their fiddler, David told this story about a friend visiting Tennesee. He started by saying that "Folks in Tennesee is different than folks here in Pennsylvania" He went on to talk about his friend collecting fiddle tunes in the boonies in TN and one of the locals showing him a big cast iron pot. He took the lid off and a live possum poked his head out. The host pointed and said "Deenneeeeeer" (David went on to explain that this meant that this was what they were going to eat)

Slán agat,
Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Hollowfox
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 01:35 PM

Mbo, Spaw, you DO realize that my local university's mascot is the penguin, don't you? We actually have sports page headlines along the lines of :"Lady Penguins Win Basketball Tournament". Now, *there's* a visual image for you! BTW, Spaw, where could I get a copy of the picture of the boiling penguins?


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 03:16 PM

Aw geez .... I forgot about YSU!!!

I don't know where to find that picture, but I'll look around. It was on a TV program on whaling. I'd love to have a copy myself!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 03:54 PM

Just had a long conversation with a cab driver from Colombia who served ten years in the army there. He spent 2 months fighting guerillas in the jungle and 1 month off with his family in rotation FOR TEN YEARS. He said they often went without rations and substituted iguana - the bigger the better. Great steaks similar to tuna.
Mbo, you play a dead armadillo? I don't know what to say...


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Subject: RE: BS: Not to be missed
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 04:22 PM

Actually Mary, I don't. But it's fun to pretend I do.


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