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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: Acme
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 11:30 PM

Good for you.

If you want to improve the library even more, feel free to print out the entire MOAB thread (remember to use the "printer friendly" feature) and place at least one bound copy in the collection for your patrons to enjoy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 09:35 PM

WHOOPEE!!! YAY!!!

Hurray for us! Hennen's American Public Library Ratings has come out for 2008 (based on 2005 date that the Feds released late) and my Library is ranked, once again, tops in Idaho for cities of 50-99K population!

Marshall Public Library: score 665, 76.6%
Meridan Public: 627, 70.5%
Idaho Falls: 621, 69.6%
Nampa: 592, 64.4%
Kootenai-Shoshone District: 524, 53.4%

I am somewhat pleased. Perhaps you can tell.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 08:35 PM

So Amos -- the next time you go out in that kayak, make sure you pour some pee all over yourself and rub it in good. We don't want you drowning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 07:32 PM

Parniflagration!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 06:10 PM

I dunno--dog-rollers? I have no idea where people got these ideas....



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 04:54 PM

How about the fresh cow flop on the face to cure freckles? Or rubbing pee all over your body before swimming?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 12:23 PM

Good thought, MM! That may be it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 10:48 AM

It may have been the result of observing copraphagia in animals...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 10:29 AM

I wonder why anyone thought the whites of chicken dung were suited to remedy the fits or hysterics. It is so bizarre!! Is there any practical experience behind this? Aside from the person being so disgusted they stop having fits long enough to throw a frying pan at you for feeding them chicken shit?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 10:25 AM

ah well - "next year at the getaway"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 10:17 AM

You, Mister "Family Trumps Getaway Two Years in A Damn Row", are hardly in a position to complain. At least I will be there to be smelled at all!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 08:57 AM

Yeah, you got plenty of company to supply the chamber lye and dung....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 08:30 AM

at least one change of clothes, Amos. Please.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 01:14 AM

I am glad all I need to take to the Getaway is a small packet of aspirins. For obviosu reasons.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 10:26 PM

"Folk-Lore From Adams County, Illinois" -- one of the world-recognized collections of folklore and folk-beliefs.

(And my home stomping grounds....)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:21 PM

I ,usy say I find your advises, borrowed from some arcane collection, quite refreshing and entertaining in text, although possibly lethal in application.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:21 PM

Where did that come from?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:54 PM

Take the white part of chicken droppings and dry it. Give one teaspoonful at every meal to cure fits.

To prevent cramps while swimming, rub urine all over your body before entering the water.

Chamber lye is very good for cramps.

Melt hog manure on the stove and let it get quite cold. Put a few drops of turpentine on it. Cures the worst case of piles.

Grind dried chicken dung into a powder and put a pinch of it into a prune. Give this to anyone with hysterics.

Poultice gout with a mixture of goat milk butter and cow manure.

Lose freckles by washing them with your own urine.

If you want to take off freckles, cover your face with cow manure.

If your hogs have cholera, put chamber lye in the slop.

As soon as possible after stepping on a nail, put the foot in a bucket of fresh cow manure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:09 PM

dung was collected for the fields - but "white dung" (the aged dung of dogs was especially prized) was also used in leather making and papermaking


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:01 PM

Yes, urine has many practical uses. Dung, on the other hand, has only a few...unless you are a dachshund, in which case it is a vital "beauty" ingredient that they search out in order to give themselves that special "something" that sets them apart from the common herd.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 04:49 PM

Gives a whole new meaning to the song "Goober Peas", doesn't it?

Sittin' by the roadside on summer day
Chattin' with my messmates, passin' time away
Standin' in the shadows, underneath the trees
Goodness how delightful, takin' good ol' pees!

Pees, pees, pees, pees, takin' good ol' pees
Goodness how deligtful takin' good ol' pee!

Just before the battle the General hears a row,
"I think the Yanks are comin', I hear their cannons' now!"
Just then he turns around and whadda think he sees?
The Georgia militia, takin' good ol' pees!


etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 03:55 PM

Wow. No wonder they collected it so assiduously.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 03:52 PM

not to mention bleaching of fabric; dyeing, fulling, as a laundry additive to remove stains


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 03:49 PM

Stale urine was used extensively in the past, Amos. "Chamber lye," as it was called, was used as a cosmetic face wash, a shampoo, and even in the making of saltpeter for gunpowder.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:58 AM

IT is a major omission in most period movies, as to how these matters were dealt with. I noticed how surprised I was watching a film about aristocrats in Sicily at the time of Garibaldi's uprising. There was a fancy dress ball going on, and one shot followed a gentleman into the restroom where he was prettying himself up. Over his shoulder you could see into a back room which was lined with lovely tall china collection bowls, each of which was brimming with human urine. It was a shock to realize what you were seeing.


Thank god for flush toilets.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:49 AM

My brother and I always wanted to re-enact night soil collectors in a restored village.

A cart, a couple of barrels partially filled with...night soil..., a couple long handled shovels, and a certain business odor and we'd be all set.

Just picture the tourists at Colonial Williamsburg, say, coming out of the restaurants on Duke of Gloucester Street, their bellies full and them full of good cheer, being greeted with a noisome cart being pulled by two filthy, stinking, guys crying, "Night soil! Night soil! We'll take all the shit you can give! Clean out yer privy, guv? Only tuppence!"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:44 AM

Which were then ground for flour and made into bread.


25500


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:43 AM

There was a desert culture in Sonora, Mexico that after eating the cactus fruit everyone took care of business in a certain area. And after a while it was dried enough to be sifted through for the seeds.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 12:33 AM

I'm not entirely sure I do get your drift, Stilly, but it sounds interesting. I think people in the present culture are mostly far more squeamish about their own bodily functions than they need to be. Some people are downright obsessive about it, matter of fact. I don't know what the problem is, but I suspect it goes back to their toilet training or something.

To put it bluntly, they can't deal with their own shit, because they're so afraid of it! ;-) That can be interpreted either literally or metaphorically, needless to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 11:44 PM

LH, there is an essay I want you to read in Gathering the Desert, by an acquaintance of mine, Gary Paul Nabhan. It discusses food production and where people go. In the same essay. Has to do with scouring the hulls off of cactus seeds with whatever intestinal tracts were available. If you get my drift.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 11:11 PM

Indians didn't have that problem. They shat fairly much as animals do, when and where the moment required, and the whole natural world was the "outhouse". No Indian was so stupid as to make a little tiny building that you go in to shit because that concentrates all the shit on one tiny piece of ground, and that's not good. You just end up with a hell of a mess there eventually when you do that, and it doesn't benefit the general environment...it often poisons the water supply. Shit needs to be spread around some on the surface ground, not concentrated in one little spot.

They did, though, have a lot more open land available than we do. I'll grant that. And it wasn't all divided up into little bits owned by this or that person. It was all in effect public land. That's natural socialism for you! ;-) No wonder they were regarded as an impediment to "civilization". You can't get rich buying and selling land if it's owned in common by everybody, can you?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 10:26 PM

Yes, alas, I shall sing my songs alone, alone and unheard by any but the coyotes, the wolves, the pumas, the bears, the deer, the elk, and the stars which sweep across the night sky like a cascade of lights falling and dancing like a brook that winds its way singing and skipping over stones to the sea.

No Getaway for me again this year. Again this year I shall sit here in my mountain fastness and let my soul chant the melodies of the Universe and sing of the vastness of that which is Human:

Please don't burn our shit-house down,
Mother has promised to pay.
Father's away on the ocean wave
And sister's in the family way.

Brother dear has gonorrhea
And times is fucking hard;
So please don't burn our shit-house down
Or we'll all have to shit in the yard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 09:17 PM

Let's see: tomorrow I have a capital campaign meeting.
Wednesday I have to be in Idaho Falls, first for a Consortium meeting and then for the first of the Idaho Library Association.
Thursday I'll check out of the motel, attend the ILA meetings and the Awards Banquet and drive home, arriving about 10 p.m.
Friday I have to attend a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Saturday I have the "Big Read" kickoff in the evening, where I have to give a short talk to folks who include a Pulitzer prize winning author, the Mayor, the wife of the Governor, and the head of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Of course, yesterday I was down at the Library at 9 a.m. to investigate and repair the front door that had been shot out and in the evening had to tell the Masons how I could rebuild the town with a little water, a piece of string, and my mind (and why they wouldn't have to go through all that trouble).

Gee, I'd like to Getaway. But unlike Some People We Know, I have some real work to do....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 08:31 PM

depends on whether or not I have net accdess - I'm off to a fambly wedding; which means I had to forgo getaway.

Amos - you forgot to mention those possible four hours of sleep are TOTAL, not CONSECUTIVE.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 07:23 PM

It starts late this coming Friday, Still, and runs until early the following Monday. Perhaps a total of 62 hours? Of which at least four will be devoted to sleep.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 07:05 PM

When is this Getaway thing that Amos goes off to--next weekend? Are there enough of us here to keep MOM afloat while he gets sloshed and sings up a storm?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 06:48 PM

Yeah, but I want the money for the survey.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 06:20 PM

Actually, there are some atheists in foxholes. Just not as many as usual, that's all.

Some people, after all, would rather die than give up their atheism or whatever else it is that they put their faith in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 06:17 PM

I have two research projects I'd like to get funded:

1. "Money can't buy happiness." You fund me with about 15 million tax-free dollars and I'll write you a report in ten years or so.

2. "There are no atheists in foxholes." You go out and take a poll and report your findings to me. NB: For better validity the foxhole should be under active attack at the time the survey is taken.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 04:34 PM

I'd like to see the one on "Pre- and Post- Menopausal Attitude Changes in Drosphilia"--I think it was funded by the Reagan administration...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 04:32 PM

I didn't; I just forwarded what my friend Mary, Associate Dean of Law at a major...well, middlin'...midwestern university, sent.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 02:41 PM

Rapaire,

Blame the graduate student's committee for letting such a flimsy project go through. They should have exerted control on the research. I'm assuming you picked up the abstract once the document had been approved, the degree conferred, and the thesis published?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 01:08 PM

See my last post, nasty lad.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 12:59 PM

If I "eight" (to quote you, Amos) three tons of anchovies in one day, I would die.

That is, I am assuming you meant to say "ate"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 12:54 PM

Well, let's see:

1. It only investigated quilters in South Carolina, and then only once, so it is not by any means a definitive study;

2. It ignores purposes other than "quilting" for which quilters might travel, such as shows (which are not quilting, but art exhibits);

3. It ignores such quilt-related reasons for travel as fabric study groups and the American Quilt Study Group, both of which are HIGHLY academic.

So yes, it has all the earmarks of an earmark.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 12:03 PM

Was that funded by an earmark?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 11:50 AM

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, the biggest current laugh in the Quilting World!! Fresh from no less a source than Dissertation Abstracts:

The traveling quilter: An exploration of the influences on
travel behavior
   
   
      Author(s): Drais, Christine Y.
   
   
      Degree:    M.S.
   
   
      Year:      2007
   
   
      Pages:    00064
   
   
      Institution:   Clemson University; 0050
   
   
      Advisor:    William C. Norman
   
   
      Source:   MAI, 46, no. 03 (2007): p. 1323
   
   
      Standard No: ISBN: 978-0-549-34510-7
   
   
      Abstract: Quilters have been traveling to regional, national, and international symposia since the beginning of the quilt
revival in the 1970's (Bonesteel Films, (Producer), 2005, The Great
American Quilt Revival, UNC-TV). These events have attracted large crowds, mostly women, yet there is little data about their travel behavior (L. Brodsky, Country Heritage Tours, personal conversation October 29, 2007). In response to the lack of information on quilting travel, this research was undertaken to determine if quilting experience, skill level and level of serious leisure predict quilting travel behavior.
      
This thesis examines experience use history in quilting (i.e., number of years quilting, number of days per month, number of days per week, and number of hours per day), quilters' skill level, and level of serious leisure as predictors of quilting travel behavior (i.e., number of day trips, number of overnight trips and number of destinations visited for quilting). Data were collected from participants (N=199) of the Quilters of South Carolina (QSC) fall retreat. A survey instrument was used to examine experience use history, skill level, and serious leisure using the 54-item short form Serious Leisure Inventory and Measure (Gould, 2005) as predictors of the travel behavior of quilters over a two-year period.
      
The results from the analyses revealed that experience use history and skill level and serious leisure dimensions failed to predict day trip and number of destinations visited, but skill level was a significant predictor of overnight trips.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 09:34 AM

eight=ate.

Stilly would never do suxch a thing--it's not very ladylike, if you take my meaning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 09:17 AM

I can't lose my toothbrush. I had my nose pierced and tied a string through it, and the string is tied to my toothbrush. Not only can I brush my teeth anytime I want I'm no longer bothered with those annoying dried boogers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 12:49 AM

And so would you if you eight three tons of anchovies a day and lost your toothbrush..


A


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