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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 17 Jun 09 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:41 PM

A Brief Walk with Mom DOwn Memory Lane.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:57 PM

He certainly has the best CV he could have!!

Send us a recording, then!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM

His name is Robert Johnson. Plays a GOOD flamenco guitar -- we're going to put him on the TV show tomorrow and see about getting him on the Library's radio show as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:19 PM

Is THIS the guy?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:13 PM

Wow! Studying with Montoya, Segovia, and John Lennon is no mean feat! Especially for a flamingo!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:03 PM

Lousy in the new part, fine here in the old.

By the way, he studied with Montoya, Segovia, and John Lennon(!).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:58 PM

Now that sounds great! How are your library acoustics as a music venue?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:54 PM

And I sit here in my office listening to a flamenco guitarist playing outside the door....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:47 PM

On the other hand, the trend so clearly set by Hemingway toward super-dense, unembellished prose can obviously be carried so far as to completely undermine intelligibility. Acknowledgements to Ye Mon of Bookes for so eruditely making the case.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:35 PM

165/200, 2X, standing, 2 hands, 50 feet, .22 High Standard "The Victor", Aguila Golden Eagle Match Ammunition.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:30 PM

I am now pursuing the woeful travails of Silas Marner. THe dense romantacism and super-floral style of these writers certainly smacks of a slower and dreamier world, whether real or not.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 12:46 PM

A man can dream, a man can think, and sometimes deeply feel.
A man can scheme and curse and drink, and lose his even keel.
Oh, a man can chase after many a goal,
He can strive for wealth like a real asshole,
Or spend life watching the waters roll,
Where the oceans meet the fields.
But the test of a man who is truly a man
Is to do everything that a real man can
To weaken the grip of reality's brand,
And throw off the cold realistic hand,
And make lesser thinkers' minds rock and reel,
Turning red to mauve and white to teal,
Leaving systems of thought all in dishabile,
As he makes things more surreal, my lads,
Makes things more surreal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 09:04 AM

It's a 29765 morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 11:51 PM

What else can be said this evening, but

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 10:35 PM

MY ambition is to make everyone's day a little more surreal.

As for randomization, you seem to forget that I work in a public library.

This afternoon, for instance, the Board of Trustees agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the local United Way to transfer a Winnebago from a UW agency to the Library for use as a bookmobile, PROVIDED that the City Council agrees. This would transfer the title from the UW Agency to the Friends of the Library after the Friends give the UW Agency $5,000, who would immediately transfer the title to the Library as an agency of the City, EXCEPT that the UW Agency would act in a very advisory capacity for the usable life of the unit UNLESS the arrangement was terminated by mutual agreement before then.

I've only been working on this since December, right after we got the dinosaur.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:27 PM

One thing I admire about Rapaire is the steady tranquility with which he greets my small efforts at randomizing his days for him.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM

Use it on Shame. HE was null and void long ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 05:05 PM

"your pretentious eloquence is void and nul, free of merit, and absent all bearing on the question"

Oh! Marvelous! By God, I can find many useful occasions in the future for using those very words, I just know it. Only I'll change "void and nul" to "null and void". I can hardly wait. But whom shall I inflict them upon? Bill D? Lonesome E.J.? Spaw? Stilly River Sage? Guest from Sanity? Bearded Bruce? Amos himself???

I'll have to think carefully about it. Such choice words should be hoarded like the finest wine and saved for the perfect moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 04:43 PM

Prospice tibi--ut Gallia, tu quoque in tres partes dividareis.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 03:55 PM

For it is wisely and widely said, in discussions such as this, "Nemo surdior est quam is qui non audiet." There, sir, is a pontification well related to the present situation.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 03:51 PM

Oh, Pshaw, your pretentious eloquence is void and nul, free of merit, and absent all bearing on the question. That the ignorant among our species will reject knowledge or learning is an easy assertion, but nothing to do with my small sins, sirrah. You are a braggart and a granfalloon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 03:29 PM

I would refute your words, Goode Sire, save that I must prepare for a meeting of the bibliotecal Trustees this post meridian. Hence I will forebear the retorts and arguments which crowd my keyboard aimply remind you commune hoc ignorantiae vitium est: quae nescias, nequicquam esse profiteri.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 03:08 PM

Oh, sir, you do me great disservice; it was not for my own sake that I transferred my silly ditty to another thread, but for the greater glory of Mom. Surely even you can see that plainly. For to see it as you have insinuated, you would have to believe that some great acclaim would accrue to me as a person by the readers of said anthology, which is in truth merely a thread upon the 'Cat and no greate Booke at all.
And such a precept therefore falls to dust before the merest inspection, and without such a premise on which to predicate your implication, it has no merit, and must yield to the more reasonable Case.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 12:55 PM

All mortal things are subject to decay
And when A--- writes, e'en monarchs must obey.
So 'twas a Bloomsday e'er to fine
With smiling sun and skies sublime
That A--- cut a chantey down to size
And then proceeded himself to anthologize.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 11:16 AM

Me mother was a BS thread
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
With rings of fancies 'round her head!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

She was mighty long and awful tall
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
And she moved around like a cannon-ball!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

Me mother she had twenty kids,
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
An' never minded what they did!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

She kept them clothed and kept them fed
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
And laid belying bars to their heads!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

And though this made their puir heads sore.
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
She says we often asked for more
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

One night when I my watch did stand
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
I felt me Mother's ghostly hand!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

"What has of all my young became?"
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
Her spirit whispered in my brain.
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

Oh, one has joined a band of cooks
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
And another trawls among old books!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

And several more have gone a stray
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
ANd never write from day to day!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

And one, the most contrarian
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
Says he is now a librarian!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

Me mother's spirit wept and wailed
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
And swore as Mom she'd surely failed!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

She cussed and swore and wept her tears
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
ANd suddenly, she disappeared!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

And to the day I do confess
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
I miss my Mom of All BS
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line

Me mother was a BS thread
Heave and haul, my bully boys!
With rings of fancies 'round her head!
Oh, heave and haul on the BS line


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:49 AM

I did too, my boastful friend. It is in the rediscovery of them as a full grown twit that I am finding so much pleasure. They have matured remarkably since 1955.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:43 AM

Goodness gracious, Amos -- I read all those before I was ten years old (really). "LW" was good, and the rest were boring. Kinda like "Uncle Tom" and then the rest of Harriet's output.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 11:20 PM

Moderation in everything, my friend. I wouldn't want to get Alcott up in one author.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:53 PM

You should also read "Little Men" and "Jo's Girls". If you're going to read that stuff you should just go Alcott.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:50 PM

I am not sure what you mean by vice-versa--perhaps you are still disoriented from all that Bah Habbah condescension? I merely wished to point out that "hopefully" is an adverb.


I have finished "Little Women" to good effect and am half waythrough an early Wodehouse book called "The Girl on the Boat". I haven't read this much in years, all thanks to my wee iPhone.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:49 PM

Clearly, you should want a foggy day. Dew you?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:35 PM

And vice-versa.

Rapaire
An English Literature major.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 09:58 PM

Only 256 more posts and we hit 1 million!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, mathematically challenged


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 06:26 PM

"I hope you will not have a foggy day when you arrive," he said hopefully.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 06:20 PM

The best way to enjoy the town is on a clear foggy day. This frequently happens, so don't sweat it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: number 6
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 04:59 PM

Hmmmmm .... coming into this town ... hopefully you will want a foggy day ... but then again may you won't.

good one ... SRS ... thanks for pointing that one out. :)

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 04:28 PM

That reads either "hopefully you want [to] have a foggy day" or "hopefully you won't have a foggy day." Hmmmm. Choices, choices.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 04:02 PM

It's the Non-U boats that get you every time. Loud drunken parties, immoral conduct, loose women in beaded skirts...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 03:06 PM

Beware of U-boats.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 02:29 PM

WIshing you great delights in your travels, old son.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 01:06 PM

those damned intinerary peeple !!!

Have a good trip Mario and hopefully you want have a foggy day in Saint John.

biLL :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:59 PM

Sorry bill - just copied it from the itinerary.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:44 PM

undless of course you mean St. John's Nfld.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:41 PM

"Up the eastern Seaboard = To St John;Halifax; AND back, Bar Harbor and Boston. "

I believe you mean Saint John, not St. John .... us citizens of this fair town take offence to that.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:38 PM

Awwwwwwww....the high will be around 72 here....

By the way, after three weeks of rain the fire danger is "Low."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:35 PM

Oy. High 90s rest of the week. Summer appears to have arrived in Texas.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:33 PM

If I remember rightly, the town is downhill from the Rockefeller house. There was a sign there that said "Flush twice, it's a long way to the poor folks."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:23 PM

Well, it is one thing to suffer from someone looking down their nose at you, but back then, people would stand on their heads for the chance to be seen looking down their noses at you, so it got kind of complex, you see. When you add in a lot of askance looking, and the obliquity of disapprobation on every corner, and the dubious disdain of various gargoyles, it really got confusing.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:13 PM

"Up" was the direction from which it was trickling down.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 11:35 AM

If you think it is snooty now, you should have been there during the Gilded Age. It would have made your head spin, there was so much condescension from so many directions, it was hard to know which way was Up!!!



A


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