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Why did John Henry hammer till he died?

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Tom French 18 Jan 02 - 08:07 PM
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Bill D 18 Jan 02 - 06:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Tom French
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 08:07 PM

Hardi, if you don't cookie your ass up off the floor there ain't gonna be no sex, and John Henry's gonna win that one too!


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 07:59 PM

Hardi asks me to post on his behalf (too damned lazy to cookie his ass up) that he always thought the hammer was a metaphor for sex.

Therefore....

~S~


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 07:24 PM

I thought it was Joe Hill that didn't die. Hmm, same initials...


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Tom French
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 07:12 PM

It's a matter of heart!

Nobody lives beyond what they stand for.

If they did their best, someone will take up the cause. If you love John Henry, he didn't die.


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:59 PM

Why didn't the psychotic astronaut, Major Tom, not tell them to "Take this job and shove it." Why didn't the little voice inside Wiliiam Shatner not scream to him, "You can't fockin' act!!!!"?????

Folk is filled with unanswerable questions Hawk. What the hell was Aunt Rhody's goose doing standing on it's head anyway? How come those damn brambles are growing out of graves? Don't anyone know how to take care of a cemetery? And, considering the known quality of the roadbed and the gradient and his lack of familiarity with the engine, why should they demand the engineer get her into Spencer on time?

So many questions........Who gives a shit?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:54 PM

LOLOLOL.... the right answers, on the first two posts!


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:37 PM

... because he couldn't hammer AFTER he died?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:26 PM

Aw, Rick, don't get sensible on us... :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 06:09 PM

"Cause "....he laid down his hammer and he died", sings a lot better than "...He layed down his hammer and took a little break".

Marvin Lomax


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Subject: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 05:55 PM

Having seen all the interesting comment that came in on the Barbara Allen thread, I figured this question would be a good one to toss out there too...

John Henry could have just hammered faster than the steam drill for a minute or two, but quit before dying. He could have accepted the fact that a brainless machine can go all day and a man can't, but he didn't. Whaddya think about that?

Go to it.

- LH


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