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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 10:58 PM

Ain't saying, but you'll never guess who (besides my wife and me) is taking this Irish course in Butte.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 10:02 PM

HERRRRRE SHITHEAD SHITHEAD SHITHEAD SHITHEAD! I can hear old man Townes callin that beagle after a hunt.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 07:19 PM

My dog's name is not "Shit Head", but that doesn't mean she isn't called "Shit Head" upon occasion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jul 15 - 08:05 AM

Beagle?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 10:12 PM

I know a dog named 'Shit Head.'


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 07:51 PM

Dog names any longer than one syllable are inane. Hell's bell, name him "Kill" if you must because you are bereft of any modicum of originality. Fuck me (which is too long a name for a God).

Meanwhile, back on the bungalow. Ted Currie showed up for my wood stove for $75. It's one a them Swedish wood stoves what come apart. I said he needed someone to help him get it out of the basement and what happened next was, well, I let him do it by himself against all common sense. I still have elevated blood pressure. What a fuckin mess! Damaged storm door and all. Destroyed door mat. Now, I of younger age would have made the fucker pay either today or in the middle of the night but my health and mental health preclude such. I will just clean it up and be glad he and the stove are gone.

But... I really shoulda keyed his van as he was leaving because that's what the fucker did to me. And he was nasty about it AFTER he got the stove in his van. People can be such assholes!

I did get $20 for a couch and chair later. Well, I had the $20 but buddy said to his buddy, "I can sew that rip on the couch cushion. The wife will freak out when she sees these in the living room!" So, I gave him back the $20 when he was leaving and he said, "Thank you, sir." $20 for "Sir" these days is fuckin cheap!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 12:38 PM

BEcause it's easier to say than "Go WHere I Send THee".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 12:04 PM

None of mine is named Rover or Stay Put, and mostly they stay put. It partly has to do with the fence around the yard, also that I feed them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 11:31 AM

Hi, Mom! Why is "Rover" such a common name for dogs in anecdotes? Have you ever known anyone who actually named a dog "Rover"? And why would anyone outside of a goatherd or something want a dog to rove? I want my dog to stay at home. Roving is a big no-no. Roving equals harassing the neighbor's cattle and getting kicked or gored. Roving equals being mistaken for a deer by some trigger-happy idiot in spite of that neon orange collar. I'd rather name my dog "Stay Put".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 10:20 AM

Yes, 52,900 is the number of feet in ten miles plus an extra hundred feet. Actually, that hundred feet isn't really extra. It's necessary. Without it, you'd never be able to get to twenty miles, or fifty miles, or a hundred miles. If you've ever traveled any of those distances, you've passed through 52,900 feet and probably weren't even aware of it. But if you hadn't, you'd be stuck at 52,899.99999... feet forever. It's a very important number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 02:20 AM

THere's the signpost, up ahead...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 12:05 AM

52900

Has a nice ring to it, and is getting close to another largish goal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,ee
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 11:00 PM

No, I shan't.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,par
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 10:59 PM

Shall I?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rap
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 10:57 PM

Shall I?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 07:38 PM

BWL... re Beth, anybody who knows any history knows it was a joke... a lark. If anything,it may teach some people that Germans like to tease each other.

As for Tanya, well, she surely doesn't have the feet to fill my waders anyway. Pressure inside can cause leaks while pressure outside is taken on by the legs. Seams are seams eh? Besides, filling them with a garden hose? And, if she doesn't buy em, how do I get the mould out? Strook c****, as they say in NF. ("On" NF? After all, it is a big fookin rock perched in the North Atlantic eh?)

So, buddy asks me how I attach my leader to my fly line. I says, fer the price, don't matter if it's an eyelet screw or a traditional tie and if ya wanna change it, change it. The price is the... ya wanna come look at the gear or not? Jaysus... some people just wanna get shit for free.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 07:02 PM

Tell her "No," you won't test the waders by filling them up with water, but you will toss in a free tire patch kit.

And Mom, there's a thread on the board called "Queen Mother" but it's not about you! It's some horseshit about pictures of Queen Elizabeth as a child giving a Nazi salute. BFD. It's attracted the usual contingent of Limey shitbirds contributors. If it was about you, it would be far less contentious.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 06:35 PM

So, Tanya offers $40 for my chest waders "if they don't leak" eh? She wants to test them by filling them up with a garden hose. I vote "no". Any thoughts?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 02:13 PM

Turntable is gone. I threw in the chromatic tuner. $150... buddy got a sweet deal. I tried to package deal other stuff like snowshoes but it's July eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 01:17 PM

A... lots of that kinda stuff around.

Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle (not Chongo, of course)... got a pair of chest waders on Kijiji and here is my reply to an email ""would you take $40 if they don't leak???"... how you gonna test em? I am very curious."

So, yesterday I got 300 for my pressure washer and 25 for my Patriots door mat. Just got 4.50 - I asked 5 - for a box floor fan that needs a new switch (little old ladies are hard on switches, buttons, faucet washers and such). Got someone coming to look at my turntable IF they come as promised.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 02:36 AM

Rebar should be made out of something non-ferrous, such as carbon-60 chains or graphene. P'raps a minutely thin graphene network would do the tirck.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 18 Jul 15 - 05:11 PM

Who you callin a Nutbahr, Rap?

As for rebar... depends on a LOT of factors. I knows me crete. I once entered the Head Hall Engineering Library and saw a classmate. I was carrying my recon text and papers. He asked if I had any info on the weekly assignment due tomorrow. I replied that I was just about to start. He laughed and told me his study group had 30 hours on it and it could not be solved. I asked him to share his (their) work. He laughed and said, "Not likely. You do your own work." and he walked away. "Twenty minutes later, as I was headed out, he saw me and asked, "Just giving up eh?" I said, "No. I solved it. It was easy." He asked my how I did it. I said, "Fuck off asshole."

Now, to be fair, this guy is now a BIG WIG in government with the Public Works Canada Department of Corrections or whatever the fuck they nicknamed it yesterday. Go figure eh? Toady little unqualified no-mind suck with political connections.

BTW... It was easy because it could not be done "as is". It was a simple test. As an engineer, ya gotta take design constraints and think outside of the parking garage. The parking garage could only be built if it was heated... it was obvious that it could not be done unless "Assume heated parking garage." 10/10. That's why I was paid to do a Master's degree. AND, that's why I never got a "good" job... too smart.

BTW... I don't really... yes... I do... R*** doesn't deserve his fuckin cushy government job. He was a twit then and I expect he is still a twit. A VERY well paid twit. On my taxpayer dollars.

Bitter? Yes. Why do you ask?

These stroarberries are deeeelicious!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 Jul 15 - 12:41 PM

Speaking of rebar, did you know that the dome of the Pantheon in Rome is the largest structure ever built of unreinforced concrete? Did you also know that the fact that it is built of unreinforced concrete is the reason why it's still standing after nearly 2000 years? Rebar allows builders to build stronger structures using exponentially less concrete, but rebar also rusts inside the concrete matrix, producing cracks, fissures, and other nasty things that make buildings, bridges, and highway overpasses fall down. Everything built of reinforced concrete will eventually need to be razed or rebuilt, but the Pantheon will keep right on Pantheoning along.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jul 15 - 10:14 AM

Are they any relation to the Bikrbahrs, the Schokolatbahrs, or the Gaolbahrs? They can't be related to the Bahrbees of Malibu or the Loklbahrs, but perhaps to the Bussbahrs? The last is a electrifying family with a shocking past that has caused many to blow their fuses. The Gaolbahrs are quite uptight and locked within themselves, while the Loklbahrs are pretty friendly and outgoing. Those Schokolatbahrs are sticky sweet and not everyone can deal with them, especially the nuts (but you can find those in any family, even Mom's). We do not, of course, speak of or to the Malibu Bahrbees.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 09:54 PM

As it happened Mom was completyely forgiving, understanding, loving and welcoming, so my threat does not need to be carried out. So there, neener neener.

My attorney, Heardwell Seemeaning,, says he is descended from the Cement people on his mother's side, which he refers to as the Cement side of the family. On his father's side they were countless generations of Reebahrs, going back to the Prussian Academy in medieval times.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 09:27 PM

So you're going to hitchhike out to your driveway or foundation or some place near to home?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 08:22 PM

Aren't those the guys who are famous for their sidewalks and statuary?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 06:23 PM

You forgot Portland, Cement. Cement is a small island nation at an undisclosed location somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Its largest cities are Portland, Rubber, and Contact. Tourists are welcome, but are advised to keep close watch on their money and other valuables as the island's inhabitants all have very sticky fingers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 05:29 PM

Portland, Maine? Oregon? Connecticut? Arkansas? North Dakota? Indiana? Michigan? Ohio? New York? UK? Pennsylvania? Australia? Texas? Tennessee? Missouri?

If you're going to make threats, please be more specific. Hitchhiking to the UK or Australia might present problems but I am certain that with your abilities you could overcome them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 11:00 AM

It was a rollicking night at the Navajo Live bar last night, the dark stuff flowing free and the walls rining with fine blues music and a modest rendition of Dave Mallett's "Somewhere in Time". So I slept in a tad and Mom better not say anything mean to me about it or I swear I'll hitchhike to Portland.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 09:46 AM

Easter 1916
W. B. Yeats, 1865 - 1939

I have met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
From counter or desk among grey
Eighteenth-century houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head
Or polite meaningless words,
Or have lingered awhile and said
Polite meaningless words,
And thought before I had done
Of a mocking tale or a gibe
To please a companion
Around the fire at the club,
Being certain that they and I
But lived where motley is worn:
All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

That woman's days were spent
In ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers
When, young and beautiful,
She rode to harriers?
This man had kept a school
And rode our wingèd horse;
This other his helper and friend
Was coming into his force;
He might have won fame in the end,
So sensitive his nature seemed,
So daring and sweet his thought.
This other man I had dreamed
A drunken, vainglorious lout.
He had done most bitter wrong
To some who are near my heart,
Yet I number him in the song;
He, too, has resigned his part
In the casual comedy;
He, too, has been changed in his turn,
Transformed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Hearts with one purpose alone
Through summer and winter seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.
The horse that comes from the road,
The rider, the birds that range
From cloud to tumbling cloud,
Minute by minute they change;
A shadow of cloud on the stream
Changes minute by minute;
A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
And a horse plashes within it;
The long-legged moor-hens dive,
And hens to moor-cocks call;
Minute to minute they live;
The stone's in the midst of all.

Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
That is Heaven's part, our part
To murmur name upon name,
As a mother names her child
When sleep at last has come
On limbs that had run wild.
What is it but nightfall?
No, no, not night but death;
Was it needless death after all?
For England may keep faith
For all that is done and said.
We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead;
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse --
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 09:15 AM

Upseedaisy, MOM. You guys are all sleeping late - did you get up to no good on a school night?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 10:06 PM

I picked berries for a few weeks one summer in junior high school. That was enough indoctrination into the difficulties of field work.

Gnu, one of these days you'll feel free to move around the planet, and then things might start to look up. And make home look good, even with the mosquitoes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 09:07 PM

Really? I used to bicycle a three or so miles to pick strawberries from 6 a.m. to noon for USD 0.07 per quart picked, and they better be FULL. I must of been 12, maybe 13. Of course, the berries sold for a whole lot more than we were paid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 04:51 PM

Nova Scotia stROARberries at $3 a pint! Not that GMO shit from CA and FLA with more seeds than a human can digest beyond the age of 20. And these berries actually taste GOOD! Driscoll's can suck it. Pay pickers shit $ to harvest berries? Fuck Driscoll's. Forever.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Gluon
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 04:03 PM

Quark!

Translation:

Dear gnu,

Given that the universe is infinite and that the number of habitable planets within the universe is also infinite, the number of sapient life forms who give a fuck is infinite. However, considering that the baryonic matter tied up in sapient life forms represents an extremely small portion of the overall matter of the universe, it could safely be said that the universe as a whole, doesn't give a fuck.

So, while an infinity of beings give a fuck, a much larger infinity of beings and non-beings don't give a fuck. All infinities are not created equal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 01:45 PM

When poor Donald was young he had a tragic accident. He was eking out the family income -- he was an orphan -- as a soda jerk. One day when mixing a strawberry-vanilla-chocolate-cherry-pistachio milkshake (his specialty) for a young lady he had a crush on his head was sucked into the milkshake blender. She screamed and fell to the floor laughing and poor Donny (as he was then known) was taken to the hospital. His injuries were not very serious (milk up the nose, mostly) but his hair was pulled up. Ever since his hair continues to show up from the inside in a fashion best described as "quite unfashionable." So do no make jokes about his hirsuticity, but pity him for he was the only victim in the history of jerks to have such an accident.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 01:24 PM

Dear Gluon,

Who gives a fuck?

Gary in Three Miles In Back Of Beyond, Fly Infested Bog Country, NB.ca

P.S. Is Donald Trump a hologram or just hollow? In either case, what's with the "hair"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 11:57 AM

And now, brought to you by the law firm of Dilly-dally, Shilly-shally, Lollygag, Drag-ass, and Fuck-around, it's time for another installment of The Mother Of All BS Threads' favorite virtual advice column,...

Ask Gluon!


Shirley in West Bumpersticker, Iowa asks,

Dear Gluon,

The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider seem pretty convinced that they've observed a pentaquark. What do you think about that?


Quark!

Translation:

Dear Shirley,

What do you care? Your name is Shirley and you live in Iowa. You have enough problems without straining your brain about things you can't understand. Ask me again when you change your name to something hip like Angelica and move to someplace cool like Eugene, Oregon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 09:15 AM

Us uns in Idyho allas go armed. Them li'l leddies are tiny, but we kin take 'em out with jist oooooooooonnnnnne shot. A .454 Casull works good, but sometimes the feller 'bout a mile down the road raises a ruckus 'bout boollits a-flyin' through his walls. Then the sheriff comes and splains to him 'bout Idyho.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 05:11 AM

I can see it now, all right-"-mysterious double extinction in sprawling country home! Idaho couple found eaten up by light-emitting diodes!". Horrible, horrible,,


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 05:11 AM

I can see it now, all right-"-mysterious double extinction in sprawling country home! Idaho couple found eaten up by light-emitting diodes!". Horrible, horrible,,


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 10:30 PM

I can tie a bowline on a bight and a double bowline on a bight, a Prussik knot, a hangman's knot, my shoes, a square knot, a granny, a timber hitch, a clove hitch, a sheepshank, a lariat, a piggin' string, up my brothers, up traffic, and a lot of other things.

Did I mention that we have nearly all fixtures in LED now? My office is BRIGHT! I can read the titles of the books the cases! The electrician is waiting for more fluorescent-type LED tubes to come in. During the cold months we'll have some go-up-into-the-attic type wiring done. I may never have to change a light bulb again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 10:20 PM

Sorry to have been away for so long - but I see the conversation has moved along without my help. And is Rap trying to teach Amos to tie a bowline on a bight? Avoid a sheepshank for tying up boats and you'll be fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 09:24 PM

Just went through old receipts and things going back 1983. Gee, does it surprise anyone that four recycle waste baskets went into the city recycle bin for Friday's pickup?

Yeah, Amos, ol' Stormalong's a legend up at the Legion Hovel. Something about a twin screw streetsweeper or something. Anyway, you're a Big Deal at Lil's place and if you ever come back, you owe her for the furniture, three ceiling mirrors, a floor reconstruction, and for 35 bottles of whiskey.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 09:04 PM

10C by 5AM! I am LOVIN IT!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 07:41 PM

A... I posted a Malwarebytes thread on yer FB page re their new malware protection for Macs. Dunno if it's of any use but there it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 04:53 PM

"Twin-screw minesweepers?" Bragging about one's sexual adventures is very unMOABic! If you want to screw twins on your minesweeper, it's your business, but we don't want to hear about it! This is not high school!


By the way, were they female twins, male twins, or one of each?


Hopefully, they were at least human.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 01:17 PM

Hahahahaaaa!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 15 - 11:43 AM

I've docked small boats and large boats, 150-foot steamers, twin-screw minesweepers, sailboats, and big ole 300+footers.   I have tied bowlines, square knots, bends, hitches and neckties.   I have made my share of errors, but I ain't never even considered taking boat-handling advice from a potato-farmer.

In a previous lifetime I spent doing seamanlike things, they called me Stormalong. I worked the Atlantic coast and when I retired, I decided to quit the sea. I put an oar over my shoulder and walked West. It wasn't until I got to Idaho that soemone asked me what the funny stick was I had on my shoulder.

I think the whole expedition was a mistake, though. I ended up being a potato farmer myself, that time around, and lived out my remaining years in a kind of dusty quietude, with only the occasional thunderstorm to remind me of my heady days on the rolling main.


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