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BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you

irishajo 11 Nov 02 - 02:31 PM
Kim C 11 Nov 02 - 04:04 PM
Mrrzy 11 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM
GUEST 11 Nov 02 - 04:25 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 Nov 02 - 04:33 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 Nov 02 - 04:35 PM
Rapparee 11 Nov 02 - 04:49 PM
mg 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM
Ron Olesko 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM
CapriUni 11 Nov 02 - 05:02 PM
Ron Olesko 11 Nov 02 - 05:10 PM
Amos 11 Nov 02 - 05:15 PM
Catherine Jayne 11 Nov 02 - 05:28 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 Nov 02 - 05:35 PM
Ron Olesko 11 Nov 02 - 05:36 PM
Rapparee 11 Nov 02 - 05:58 PM
artbrooks 11 Nov 02 - 06:05 PM
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Bat Goddess 11 Nov 02 - 06:19 PM
Janie 11 Nov 02 - 06:47 PM
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Micca 11 Nov 02 - 07:12 PM
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Subject: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: irishajo
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 02:31 PM

I saw this on another forum, thought it might be fun here. Share ten things about yourself that aren't well known. They can be silly or serious. Just don't share anything too incriminating. It's interesting to see what people come up with.

Here's mine:

1. I have never been on an airplane (or stung by a bee).

2. Despite my screen name, more of my ancestors hailed from England and Scotland than Ireland.

3. I like peanut butter sandwiches without the jelly.

4. I started piano lessons at six years of age.

5. I am deathly afraid of ghosts even though I don't believe in them.

6. Rain is my favorite kind of weather.

7. I've seen every Seinfeld episode multiple times and I still laugh at most of them.

8. I have had a part of my body other than my ears pierced.

9. My college majors include Engineering, French, Comparative Literature, Audiology, English, and Information Technology but I still don't have a Bachelor's degree.

10. I have been engaged twice and got cold feet twice, so I'm still single.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Kim C
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:04 PM

1. I have been in the Louis L'Amour book club for eight years and still haven't gotten all the books.

2. I still buy stuffed animals - for myself.

3. I can barely get out of any toy store without buying something - for myself.

4. I collect Disney movies.

5. I cry during most of them, especially Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Monsters Inc.

6. I have three tattoos, but most of you knew that already.

7. I routinely have an average of six different lipsticks in my purse.

8. I sleep with a teddy bear when I'm sick.

9. I have to use a kid-size toothbrush because my mouth is small.

10. I am a big fan of the PowerPuff Girls and Jackie Chan.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM

Hey, what if your obscure facts are already up there?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:25 PM

KimC, you'd get along great with my sister, who has a lot of Disney movies, but they are for her grandkids too. Her true obsession is Shirley Temple movies. Has them all. She doesn't buy stuffed animals, but really silly, whimsical toys. She was the first person I knew who owned one of those mounted singing animal things. Hers is a moose, and it hangs in her living room.

I just shake my head and smile.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:33 PM

Here are mine... all true..

1. I was navigator on a reaserch station on an iceberg in the Arctic
    ocean
2. I tested the first monkey in outer space
3. I was a weather man on the radio for seven years
4. John Lennon sent me his double album before it was released
5. I was kicked out of Cub Scouts
6. I raised racing pigeons as a kid
7. I had a pet banty rooster named Herbert
8. I owned a Harley Davidson motorocycle, and wore blue suede
    shoes in the fifties
9. I played fiddle with a hammered dulcimer player for several years
10. I sat at a table with Theodore Bikel at The Bitter End

Ten is hard..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:35 PM

Kim C: I also collect toys.. 40s' and 50's vintage up to the present..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:49 PM

1. I once had dinner with R. Buckminster Fuller.
2. I have a minor in Theology and another in Drama.
3. I've played the Lion in Shaw's "Androcles."
4. I'm acknowledged in a science fiction novel.
5. I set foot on the Boy Scouts' "Eagle Trail" but never went any further.
6. I once clubbed a fish, but never caught one.
7. I used to pick strawberries to get spending money.
8. I've had four (4) guitar lessons.
9. I actually like bagpipe music.
10. I've actually drunk moonshine -- white lightin' -- poteen -- call it what you will -- and lived.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mg
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

tEN IS too many but I did see trigger once. And I have never had a beer, a pickle, a cup of coffee or kim chee. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

1. Appeared in a newspaper ad for the closing of the New York World's Fair in 1965.

2. Completed two seasons of PAL baseball without getting a single hit.

3. Actually saw Charles Grodin's hairpiece - not on Charles Grodin's head.

4. Proud collector of comic books dating back to the 1960's.

5. Damn good cook.

6. Stood next to Howard Stern at a urinal in the Bottom Line. (I finished first)

7. Damn good homebrewer (mead too!)

8. Closet fiddle player. (If you heard me you would say I should stay in the closet)

9. Passionate soccer fan (suffering in a decidely non-soccer friendly environment)

10. Even more passionate Mets fan. (suffering in a decidely pro-Yankee environment)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: CapriUni
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:02 PM

Of course, once I post these, they won't be "obscure" any more, will they (at least, not among Mudcatters)?

But here goes:

1) I tend to remember at least part of all my dreams.

2) My dreams tend to be color-coded according to subject and/or theme (dreams about friends have a lot of green and yellow; dreams about family are muted browns and blacks; dreams about the supernatural are purple and red).

3) My greatest everyday fear is falling down stairs, or, if I'm motoring in my wheelchair, wheeling off the curb of a sidewalk, particularly if that curb is on my left side.

4) Ever since childhood, my running internal dialogue has been (mostly) in the form of literary narrative (as in: "Oh my," she thought, "isn't the sky blue today?", instead of simply registering "blue sky")

5) My favorite thing to draw when I was young (4 to 5 years old) was faces of men with mustaches and pipes, even though I do not remember knowing anyone like that.

(Halfway there!)

6) My favorite constellation is The Pleides.

7) My favorite birdsong is the long summer call of the hermit thrush.

8) I love peanut butter and bacon sandwhiches, though I haven't had one in years.

9) Even though child psychologists say it is impossible, my earliest enduring memory is from before I could speak.

10) There are only 9 obscure facts about me! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:10 PM

Capri Uni - #9 is not impossible! I have a distinct memory of my first Christmas (I was 5 months old) and I remember my mother pushing me in the stroller.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:15 PM

LOL, CU!!

1. I, too, love PB and Bacon sandwiches.
2. I don't eat fish or shellfish -- and, as a scuba diver, fish aleways reciprocate by not eating me!
3. I've worked hard-rock mines with pick and shovel
4. I once shook hands with Andres Segovia.
5. Despite having been kicked out of several schools in my wilder days, I have an MS degree which I acheived late in life.
6. Frank Warner once rocked me to sleep when I was an infant.
7. I was once in a musical at the Carnegie Recital Hall (not the Music Hall) in New York
8. I sang the "Auctioneer" at a talent show in 5th grade but didn't win a prize; I was shut out by a cute pixie gamine who sang "I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No" and went on to live up to the promise...
9. I have dived commercially for a living, and also run a steam-driven ship for a living.
10. I recently won a Scrabble game by a margin of over 150 points, in part by starting the game with a seven-letter word.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:28 PM

Well here goes

1)I have sung in the choir of 3 programmes of Songs of Praise….Not being Christian this is obscure…I was there for the music!

2)I fall up or down the stairs daily.(awaiting the copy of "How to Land" when Tig has finished with it)

3)I only hurt myself when falling when I am sober!

4)I have a cat called Merlyn the Mogificent who like to swim in the bath.

5)I am asthmatic and make incense and bath salts.

6)I have 2 tattoos and am looking for someone who can draw to design my third!

7)I don't walk into a Disney Store unless I can afford to buy at least on Winnie the Pooh cuddly toy!

8)I tend to be allergic to milk.

9)I like marmite and cheese sandwiches with no margarine and butter.

10)I can't stand the smell of bananas or pineapple.


I am sure there more!!!!

Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:35 PM

Hey, Ron: Wanna trade... I got a lot of old Spiderman's' and Batman's... and a near complete Grim Jack.. And, the original run of The Shadow..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:36 PM

I love the Shadow! I have a number of paperback reprints and one original pulp. Plus a few Doc Savage as well!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 05:58 PM

I just thought of an eleventh: I once made and set tombstones for a living (never, ever, ask me about granite unless you want to be bored stiff!).


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:05 PM

1. I went to 12 different schools before graduating from high school...and didn't get kicked out of any of them.

2. I'm the third man in my family with exactly the same name.

3. I MIGHT be related to the JFK family.

4. I know how to say "please", "thank you", "where's the bathroom?" and "give me another beer" in at least eight languages.

5. I have more hair under my head than on top of it.

6. I have had cataracts removed from both eyes.

7. I play the bodhran...but rarely in public.

8. I'm a full-time college student...at age 56.

9. I'm retired from the U.S. Army

10. I met my wife (of 33 years) when I knocked her on her...self...while folkdancing.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:13 PM

1. I have danced at The Royal Albert Hall and at the Festival Hall in London.
2. My first on-stage appearance was at the Saturday kids Matinee at the Odeon in Forest Gate.
3. I used to have to walk 3/4 of a mile through the woods to catch the bus to school.
4. Herring is my favourite fish, especially in the form of buckling.
5. I'm a bloody useless guitar player.
6. Things I can do reasonably well include metal work and cooking.
7. I think that a tandem is the finest vehicle on the road although I haven't owned one for a long time.
8. I collect cameras as well as musical instruments.
9. Thift stores are a favourite past time.
10. I have two cats named Millennium and M & M.

Now! Who am I?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:19 PM

1) I sometimes find I'm editing or scrolling through my dreams using Varityper Comp-Edit commands.

2) I have the largest (perhaps the only!) collection of rubber squid in New Hampshire.

3) I know how to make rubberstamps and have the equipment to do so.

4) I mix a world class margarita.

5) I can tell the difference between male and female Eastern Box turtles.

6) As an artist's model, I can hold an unsupported standing pose for 40 minutes. (Used to, at least -- haven't tested it recently.)

7) I can differentiate between T-series MGs.

8) When I was a pre-teen, I used to sing "solos" (with another girl my age) in the junior choir of Greenfield Park Lutheran Church in West Allis, Wisconsin.

9) I'm violently allergic to blue mussels (Mytilus edilus).

10) My maternal great grandfather held the government franchise to trade with the Indians in northern Wisconsin.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Janie
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 06:47 PM

1. I placed 2nd in a university-wide oratory competition in college.
2. I am terrified of swinging bridges and of walking across railroad trestles.
3. I adore cats but am highly allergic to them.
4. I enjoy reading non-fiction books about the sea and sailing.
5. I am a pagan Episcopalian.
6. I once sold goldenseal lip salve to Taj Mahal's harmonica player at the Philly Folk Fest.
7. I intensely dislike opera.
8. I love African drum and dance.
9. I am not shy, but I am EXTREMELY introverted.
10. I like to eat the cake, and then eat the icing.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deda
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:07 PM

I think most of these obscure fact will quickly fade back into obscurity. I, for one, won't be able to remember them -- not even my own!

1. I've read a lot of Vergil, Cicero and Caesar in Latin (as well as Horace, Catullus and others).
2. I have a tubby, long-haired cat named Squimmy who lost her tail as a kitten.
3. My favorite genre of fiction is children's books; having a grandchild has given me an excuse to buy them but I've always loved them.
4. I spent a couple of decades involved in a pretty offbeat religious organization.
5. I have a brother and sister who don't speak to me, haven't for years (not 'Catters, obviously), and two very wonderful brothers whom I love dearly.
6. I got my BA (Classics) when I was 43.
7. I used to write poetry, and I've started several novels but never finished one.
8. I took a few guitar lessons in my teens from Darius Brubeck, Dave's oldest son.
9. I took piano lessons as a kid but retained almost nothing, and then took lessons again when my own kids were small, and retained a very little bit more.
10. Although I really can't sing worth much, one of my favorite fantasies is of singing onstage to a small and pretty specific audience in Maine, at a particularly beloved place. The fantasy includes singing torchy American popular standards, or some Buddy Holly stuff, or "Will you still love me tomorrow". In fantasy, of course, I can outsing Linda Ronstadt and Emmy Lou combined.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Micca
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:12 PM

1 I have been to both Archangel and South Georgia.
2 I have something in common with Rasputin, we have both been thru the ice in the river Neva.
3 I am dangerously allergic to fish (fresh and salt water) and sea food, seaweed etc, Don't offer me Sushi.
4 We (males in my family) seem to have a hereditary intolerance of Gin, it makes us Violent.
5 I used to (very past tense) be able to throw a knife in the air and catch it, point first, in my teeth.
6 I once punched Eric Clapton in the mouth.
7 I was a guinea pig in Cannabis trials in the early 70s, D-9-THC by injection and am very sensitive to the stuff since then and was PAID for getting high!!!
8 I delivered a baby in a goods lift (elevator).
9 I only learned to swim AFTER I had stopped going to sea as a sailor.
10 I only really started singing regularly 4 years ago (aged 50+)which I enjoy way too much, I have been writing songs for much longer


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:13 PM

Fascinating what people are prepared to reveal about themselves! Most of the obscure facts that come to mind about myself I'd prefer to forget - quickly! Anyway, I'll make a start:

1. I was nearly killed by a gravestone as a child.
2. I've probably been to fewer European countries than most of my compatriots - and to nowhere outside Europe.
3.I can think of at least one sexy Scotsman ..

Now find out which is the lie and fill in the seven blanks yourselves!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:19 PM

1. I love to do sneaky things like sending artbrooks a hunk of   antelope meat from Wyoming to New Mexico
2. I LOVE the children's book, "Goodnight Moon"
3. I used to help make Mossman Guitars
4. I firmly believe that the planet Darkover exists
5. I know that each instrument has a name and a unique personality
6. I really don't think that owning a Harley-Davidson is the Ultimate
7. I hate housecleaning--it's so pointless
8. I would be in Heaven if I could get my whole "band" to Walnut
   Valley just once and play on Stage I as "Best of the Campground"
9. I actually like broccoli
10. I wish I hadn't been so "computer resistant" for so many years


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:22 PM

Since noone is playing the guessing game that last GUEST posting at 6:13 was from Bert.

Micca I'm glad you started singing you're too bloody good at it for it to be wasted.

Deda, Get one of those damned novels finished. THIS YEAR!!! I'll buy a copy.

Janie, Tree used to be allergic to cats but she persisted in petting them and finally overcame the problem.

And Guys, I hope you noted that Bat Goddess has the equipment!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:26 PM

Well, danged.

Just the facts, Bobert!

1. I got most of my teeth.

2. I once lost a scrabble game by 200 points. (My average is 125.)

3. I am not related to any one of the Beatles.

4. Though I think I have two college degrees, I am an idiot.

5. I did not have sex with Monika Lewinski.

6. I introduced Bruce Springsteen to the pinapple cheeseburger.

7. Though I have no idea what the ol' gal sees in my boney Wes Ginny butt, my wife P-Vine is one foxy lady.

8. The Wes Ginny slide rule lost a tiny screw in the back of it and the only replacement screw to be found was from Virginia.

9. I did inhale. (Ahhh, about 15 minutes ago... Or maybe it was 5... I don't know?...)

10. I did not pass my tpying class.

Hey, that was painless. I think someone should start a 10 "untruths" thread.

Bobert

p.s. I lied about one of the "truths". I believe that screw came from Maryland...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: smallpiper
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 07:36 PM

1. I used to be a knight in shining armour (honestly)
2. I came 3rd in the British University and Colleges national fencing champonships
3. I left school with no qualifications (now have more than I can count)
4.I like sprouts
5. I am responsible for suggesting that the Specials form their own record label which became Two Tone Records
6. I worked as a roadie when I left school and once played on stage with Yes
7.I am a great cook
8. I can't do hard sums
9.I am insecure
10. I love people and believe that there is good in everyone.

ho hum 10 is hard


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:09 PM

Bert! I thought that sounded like you!

Sorcha, I totally agree with your #4! Meet you at Thendara House, Sister!!

1. I danced as a Gingerbread Man in Hansel & Gretel in high school, then we had a wonderful cast party at our house which was a big old Victorian. The paper ran a picture of a psychdelic sign we put at the end of the driveway which said "This way to the witch's house!" I didn't know how prophetic that was!

2. We might be related to Donald and Keifer Sutherland.

3. I have a knack for remembering numbers and doing sums in my head which drives my kids nuts.

4. I have three tattoos.

5. I won a beautiful baby contest. The prize was a studio portrait every birthday through age 6.

6. Maybe not so obscure: I love to read aloud.

7. Kids thought I was from Scotland when I was in grade school because of the accent I used.

8. I washed my doll clothes in an irrigation ditch and hung them to dry on a lilac bush when playing "pioneers."

9. My cats used to live outside!!! (Not the present crop and not ANY since about 25 years ago!)

10. I once stole my brother's cat back from an old man who trapped them in his backyard for sale to the pharmaceutical companies. It was quite clandestine. I snuck in, the cat was calling to me. I picked up the trap and cat, very heavy! and ran!! The old man chased me and called the cops!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:23 PM

well lets see io obscure facts about me, shouldn't be too hard since not a lot of people know me here.

1- I was born in beautiful downtown Burbank,Ca
2- I went trick or treating at Roy Rogers house in Apple Valley.
3-Richard Harris once picked me up while I was hitch hicking and
    offered to smoke a joint. I declined was late getting home.
4- I can't type worth a darn, oh wait a minute if you have read my
    other posts you would know that.
5- I have 9 kids and 8 grandkids.
6- I wrote my first song when I was around 6 or 7.
7- Other then country, I like almost every other kind of music, ok there is some country I can take , but nothing twangy.
8- Most of the house I have lived in are haunted.
9- I have a warped sense of humor.
10- I really am kinda shy but am trying to overcome it.

ok
then there you go 10 facts that you never knew about me

                                    mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:27 PM

LOL, this is fun.....I'd rather meet you in the Forbidden Tower, Comynara.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: RangerSteve
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:28 PM

1. I shook hands with Captain Kangaroo when I was 6.

2. I met my hero, Grandpa Jones, and told him that he was a big influence on my music.

3. I played on the soundtrack for a hard-core pornographic movie. (no, I won't go into details).

4. As a kid, I wanted to be a policeman, fireman and sailor. I have done all three.

5. I am Mexican, Peruvian, Scottish, Dutch, Mayan and Cherokee.

6. In my 10th grade math class I sat in between Billy Joel and Virginia Callahan. She's the "Virginia" he sings about in "Only the Good Die Young".

7. While performing in a Brooklyn coffee house with my band, Peter Schikele (PDQ Bach) came in and accompanied us on the piano. He definately had a feel for old-time country music.

8. Leon Redbone complimented my harmonica playing, but not to my face; he asked someone else who I was, but then got side-tracked by another person, so I never got to be famous.

9. My maternal grandfather and his brother, and my maternal grandmother's brothers all worked as cowboys at some time in their lives. My ancestors hail from Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Idaho and Yucatan Province, but I was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, and now live in New Jersey. That's how unfair life is.

10. I have a newspaper clipping concerning an interview with my maternal grandmother's aunt written in 1946 on her 100th birthday, where she talks about traveling from Pennsylvania to Missouri with her family around 1850 by raft. (OK, that's not really about me, but I think it's cool to have real pioneers as ancestors.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: curmudgeon
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:35 PM

Don't know how far I'll get but...

1- I became a folksinger at the age of five; Clementine in a local amateur hour.

2- I met Basil Rathbone while costumed for The Taming of the Shrew.

3- I was "Lead Boy" for Rev. Gary Davis at the Club 47.

4-I was one of two people to spend an evening alone with Rev Davis & Paul
    Geremia.

5-I used to write for the Broadside of Boston..

6-I was once a chimney sweep and first president of the state organisation.

7-I turned down a gig in a club with a mechanical bull.

I'm going to take some time off and follow Bobert's lead...that's better.

8-While working in Western Mass in the mid '60s, I regularly drove by a
    church that was inhabited by weirdos who rode motorcycles.

9-I own four firearms - two rifles, a revolver and a flint pistol.

10 - I am a registered Republican, but not for much longer!


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 08:46 PM

Curmudgeon...#10 - HOLY HAM ON RYE!!! I am shocked - shocked, I tell you! (Welly'know, I once voted for...(choke)...(gag)...never mind.)


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:05 PM

1. I really was named after Batman (Bruce Wayne).

2. I had perfect attendance from the second through twelfth grades in school. (My mother had perfect attendance for all twelve years.)

3. I have had my ticket stub from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival in my wallet since 1970. BTW that festival was the largest crowd to ever see Jimi Hendrix play.

4. My best friend in high school and I had consecutive social security numbers. We wound up being married to sisters. They may well be the only two sisters in the country that were married to guys with consecutive social security numbers.

5. Although I am a great fan of the Grateful Dead, I never saw them in concert.

6. I have never ridden a motorcycle on the street. (Dirtbikes, yes - Streetbikes -no)

7. Though I have lived near the ocean my entire life, I have never tried surfing.

8. I once found a $20.00 bill on the sidewalk. I lost it later the same day.

9. I really like peanut butter and jelly milkshakes.

10. I have never seen television footage of any of the events of 09/11/01. (Photos, yes - TV, no)

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:40 PM

1) I once made a living as a genuine bean counter! (inventory at Stokely-VanCamps cannery)
2) I was an 'outside agitator' in Mississippi in 1964...purty scary stuff!
3) I once ran for State Senator (Kansas)and got enough votes to split the ticket and defeat a BAD candidate!
4) not to be outdone by Ron Olesko, I stood at a urinal BETWEEN Alan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky
5) I used to be able to go into Full-Lotus posture, without using my hands---while standing on my head! (Ah, them were the days!)
6) I was once a mediocre clarinet player...but it led me to the recorder & tin whistle!
7) I have collected somewhere around 8000 fonts for the PC.(why?...they were there!)
8) I remember the first FIVE license plates in our family after we moved to Kansas in 1947 (57563, 54174, 66366, 48212, 123706 but cant remember the one I have now.)...and the phone # we had in New Orelans BEFORE we moved! (329J)
9) I once squeezed enough Honeysuckle flowers to moisten a slice of bread....I seem to remember it being tasty.
10) I have never taken ONE puff on a cigarette.

gee...there must be more worthwhile facts than that!...wonder why I picked those?


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:44 PM

Here's a bit o me!

1.) I'm really shy
2.) I'm drug and alcohol free, ('xcept for coffee and a smidge o nicotine)
3.) I've never been married
4.) Aside from a few uneventful music lessons as a kid (they didn't take) I didn't start playing music untill I was 19.
5.) I dig Baroque music, UK trad, and well crafted English Pop...
6.) I sincerely believe that a brand new set of guitar strings is better that sex. I'm not an enthusiast of casual sex... But apparently I'm a serial monogomist... maybe I'm a prude...
7.) I believe that Karl Marx would have been a lot better off if ..."he had spent as much time making capital, as he did writing about it."... *his mother's quote*... I also believe that he was really wrong about many of things, and absolutely correct about only a few...
8.) Though my life reflects my belief that "solitude is the school of genius", I love to perform, and wish wish wish I could tour Europe.
9.) I think America is beautiful!
10.) I am not homophobic at all, I think gay/lesbian people are easy to be around... I do not enjoy personalised sexual inuendo from men or women (a blasphemy of sorts), and I'm not gay.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:45 PM

Well Folks,

Some Night...for a few hours...when the censors (mc guardians) are gone....you can read my postings to this thread.

It appears that the LaughKat (or friend) are at the controls tonight...so most of my postings will not get through.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I did not screw Max's goat.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:46 PM

ohh..yeah!...erase #10...substitute

10) I was on a local version of the "Quiz Kids" radio program in the 5th grade...I got on by naming all the states that border Tennesee.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:54 PM

1.I can trace one ancestress back to the King's Brides sent to Quebec in the 1600's.
2. Darkover, Forbiden Tower. Think we can get a group rate??
3. I believe in the Harpers of Pern.
4. I was once kissed by an Annapolis midshipsman on the Commandant's front porch.
5. Worked a week in Vidor Texas, where the KKK office was bigger than the town hall.
6. My summer wardrobe at 15 was pocket T shirts, cutoffs, and 2inch wide belt with a six inch sheath knife.
7. My 100lb dog expects me to protect him.
8. I am almost half way through getting four kids through 10 straight years of middle school.
9. My basement was probably a speak easy during prohibition.
10. I believe in things seen and unseen.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:57 PM

1. Although I've lived almost all my life in Seattle except for some side-trips, I was born in Los Angeles. Sort of an "artificial Seattle-ite."

2. I was fascinated by comic strips and started drawing seriously at the age of six. By the time I was thirteen, I had decided I was going to draw comic strips for a living. I still draw an irreverent cartoon or two now and then.

3. One of my high school English teachers submitted a story I wrote to the Atlantic Monthly high school short story contest. It didn't win, but it got an honorable mention.

4. Both of my sisters are national ice skating champions. My older sister, Mary, won the National Silver Dance Championship with her partner, Donald Laws, in 1949. My younger sister, Pat, won the Pacific Coast Ladies' Figure Skating Championship twice, National Junior Ladies' in 1953, and took a seventh place in the 1955 World Championships in Vienna. Both turned professional and taught skating.

5. Even though I had to do it leaning on a crutch (polio), I learned to fence, and fenced competitively for several years—not in Special Olympics or anything like that—in regular competitions. Won some trophies and medals, too. Got written up in the local newspapers.

6. I used to be a hard-charging fan of Ayn Rand. That was before I grew up and saw something of the real world.

7. After I fell in with questionable company such as Walt Robertson and Sandy Paton in the early Fifties, I got so involved in learning songs and learning to play the guitar that I came that —><—close to flunking out of college.

8. In the late Fifties/early Sixties I used to drink beer and argue politics in the Blue Moon Tavern with science-fiction writer Jerry Pournelle. This was before he sold his first novel and I didn't even know he was interested in writing.

9. I have every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Northern Exposure, and two Britcoms, As Time Goes By and Good Neighbours on videotape. Workin' on Enterprise, but I'm not sure I'll keep those.

10. I didn't lose my virginity until I was twenty-six, but I lost it several times that night.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:57 PM

BillD: But did you inhale the the *non-puff* you had on that cigarette? Beware. This IS a trick question...


ttr: Well, I'll take the sex over the strings myself, but, hey, different *strokes* fir different folks...

Bee-dubya-ell: Me neither on the Dead... That SS number thing fir real?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 09:59 PM

Correction for #7 on my list I hate disco , but then I don't think it ever qualified for real music.
                                  mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:14 PM

Bobert - The SS# thing is for real. Our whole school class was assigned social security numbers when we were in the eight grade. They were issued in alphabetical order. My buddy Doug's name came immediately after mine so he got the next number. It just happened that we stayed close friends for years, grew up and married sisters, though neither of us are married to them any more.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Genie
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:31 PM

These are, as Popeye would say, faskinatin', folks! Keep 'em coming!

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 10:46 PM

I suppose there are a few things that I haven't said somewhere before at this place, but they're damn few.......An old friend sought me out a few months ago and spent the day talking to Karen because I was out of town. I had mentioned to her some things from an early life and she had never taken any of it with more than a grain of salt til Mike Egan showed up and told her I had completely wasted my life! What he told her........Well, I still feel it's been a damn fine life and if I'd gone his way, I'd never have met Karen!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:00 PM

...I'm most comfortable expressing my feelings in poetry...


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:10 PM

Hey!! Me too Harpy!!! Like.....

Please do not think me sick
Or think I have a strange kick
But I'm telling you
Only because it is true
I'm completely in love with my dick.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: khandu
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:27 PM

1 I am Trent Lott's cousin...and Charles "Tex" Watson's.
2 I have feelings of inadequacy.
3 I don't believe the feelings!
4 I shared my lunch with Chuck Norris...and did not know he was an actor.
5 I wish I had done things differently.
6 I want to go to Ireland.
7 I threw rocks at Bob Dylan in 1963.
8 I am still a little boy in many ways.
9 I am delighted by, and in mad love with my lucky wife, Cheryl.
10 I believe in the Resurrection.

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Tweed
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:28 PM

1. At age three weeks, I became an adoptee , but don't hold that against me, we're really like most everybody else.

2. I got a 45rpm record player when I turned eight. Also a 45 of Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City" and played it til my mom finally hid it for a while.

3. Spent first 14 summers on Lake of the Woods, Ontario and learned not to kill any beast unless I needed food. (Thanks Smokey Fadden, wherever you are.)

4. Beat out terrible notes on my Granny's upright piano until she decided to try and show me how to play Sante Lucia.

5. Gave up on piano lessons after hearing Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" on a transistor while passing papers one winter morning. Immediately went down to the record shop and put five bucks down on a $40.00 Kay guitar.

6. Took black and white shots of Eugene McCarthy on the Hancock County, Indiana Courthouse steps and got to shake his hand. Also saw Melvin Belli in that same courthouse, but forget the case and how he managed to come to our small town.

7. Went to Canned Heat concert in Indianapolis and got to talk to Bob Hite after the show. My buddies and I immediately abandon psychedelic music and play blues records over and over trying to get the sound right.

8. Once played and sang "From a Buick 6" on a Steinway with a neckmounted harmonica at my high school talent assembly. The music teacher later said,"I never knew you were musical. Your singing voice is very ahhh..unusual." The class president gave me a chromatic harmonica. Everyone else did show tunes that day. I was a hit!

9. Once drove to Akron, Ohio to dig a tunnel under a railroad line in January with an alcoholic and a crazy cajun. The cajun eventually got sick of listening to Bob babbling and hit him so hard his feet came off the ground. Just like in a cartoon. I never laughed so hard in my life cause I'd about had it with him too.

10. I spend too much time on this machine here, but it's a lot of fun and beats digging tunnels in Akron hands down.


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Subject: RE: BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you
From: Deckman
Date: 11 Nov 02 - 11:56 PM

Here goes:
1. I was born in a toilet (my face was flushed but my broad shoulders saved me)
2. I once made caskets for a living
3. I can remember the first telephone number my folks had in 1940
4. I was a virgin when I married at 23 (but I've made up for it since).
5. I first performed on live stage at 13.
6. I can say "I Love You" in Finnish.
7. I like to eat fresh raw salmon.
8. I only need 3 hours sleep a night.
9. I think I know who Don Firth was with when he was 26!
10. I love to listen to John Jacob Niles!
CHEERS, Bob


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