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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: 17 Aug 05 - 05:59 PM

You'll see him (about spam) if he doesn't see you first. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 05:15 PM

A scientific advance in theory, relating to zero-point field and its relationship to "particle" motion, mass and intertia, lies behind the mysterious dispatch of young Gluon, the quarking duck-dog, on his secret research mission.

Here's more aboutit from New Scientist.com:

"Is jiggling vacuum the origin of mass?
Where mass comes from is one of the deepest mysteries of nature. Now a controversial theory suggests that mass comes from the interaction of matter with the quantum vacuum that pervades the universe.
The theory was previously used to explain inertial mass ? the property of matter that resists acceleration ? but it has been extended to gravitational mass, which is the property of matter that feels the tug of gravity.

For decades, mainstream opinion has held that something called the Higgs field gives matter its mass, mediated by a particle called the Higgs boson. But no one has yet seen the Higgs boson, despite considerable time and money spent looking for it in particle accelerators.

In the 1990s, Alfonso Rueda of California State University in Long Beach and Bernard Haisch, who was then at the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Scotts Valley and is now with ManyOne Networks, suggested that a very different kind of field known as the quantum vacuum might be responsible for mass. This field, which is predicted by quantum theory, is the lowest energy state of space-time and is made of residual electromagnetic vibrations at every point in the universe. It is also called a zeropoint field and is thought to manifest itself as a sea of virtual photons that continually pop into and out of existence.

Rueda and Haisch argued that charged matter particles such as electrons and quarks are unceasingly jiggled around by the zero-point field. If they are at rest, or travelling at a constant speed with respect to the field, then the net effect of all this jiggling is zero: there is no force acting on the particle. But if a particle is accelerating, their calculations in 1994 showed that it would encounter more photons from the quantum vacuum in front than behind it (see Diagram). This would result in a net force pushing against the particle, giving rise to its inertial mass (Physical Review A, vol 49, p 678).

But this work only explained one type of mass. Now the researchers say that the same process can explain gravitational mass. Imagine a massive body that warps the fabric of space-time around it. The object would also warp the zero-point field such that a particle in its vicinity would encounter more photons on the side away from the object than on the nearer side. This would result in a net force towards the massive object, so the particle would feel the tug of gravity. This would be its gravitational mass, or weight (Annalen der Physik, vol 14, p 479).

Rueda and Haisch say this demonstrates the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass ? something that Einstein argued for in his theory of general relativity. "In place of having the particle accelerate through the zero-point field, you have the zero-point field accelerating past the particle," says Haisch. "So the generation of weight is the same as the generation of inertial mass."
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This explains why, if the theory is correct, Gluon might well come back withhis spots knocked off....on one side at least.

I am checking the sub-ether SIPRNET regularly, but all I am getting so far is advertisiements for photon-replacement therapy and sub-atomic Viagara. Maybe there's a glitch in the networking layer of the software. I may have tapped into the future Internet inadvertantly, because of my psychic link with Gluon. This will bear investigating. Future Spam... who'ld a thunk it? Maybe I can send Rapaire when he gets back from Boise...

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 03:34 PM

We should him one of these to fit all that vacuum in.


I just had an idea for the next Moab Campaign. We should reform the English language so any words spelt with a 'uu' should be altered to a 'w'. Vacwm. Much better.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 01:51 PM

Have him check out the lacunae also.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 01:49 PM

I don't have a vacuam cleaner but I could send him a vacuam bottle - and then he could haul it off to a dustbin.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 01:44 PM

I have a sub-ether SIPRNET transmission from Gluon among the Interstices. He was taken by surprise and deflected briefly from his mission by a muscular Boson, but he managed to hit transition energy just at the last minute and laughed all the way to the next orbit. It wasn't easy. He is now back on task for operation PANTY RAID and will be reporting on the results of interest in due course.
He wants to know if anyone has a vacuum cleaner; it seems there is a lot of vacuum among the Interstices and he thought he'd neaten up a bit before moving on.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:41 AM

Actually, no, mon vieux. FETCH was terminated because all its funding was shifted from DARPA to Baghdad.

Gluon is on a much more sensitive project, Particle And Nanowave Temporal Y-Axis Reconnaisance And Integration of Dimensionality, known amongst those with the appropriate clearance as Operation PANTY RAID. It is based on some mysterious charred notebook pages left behind by Doctor Feynman after one of his notorious out-of-body experiments, the one he never completed because...well...suffice it say that he is still listed as AWOL by the advanced research labs at Cal Poly.

I could tell you more but then, I would have to kill you. It is classified, you see. And I would never due that to a MOAB Brother. So, mum's the woid, see?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 09:15 AM

Gluon's not here. Last time I saw him was a couple weeks ago, when our paths crossed in the Yukon. He was trying to be a sled dog, but was annoying all the other dogs by jumping on the sled and coasting downhill, running over the other dogs in the process. He seemed to be having a whole helluva lot of fun, though.

Amos, is this "Project FETCH" you sent him on?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:35 AM

Thanks, Ma'a'm. Shore do appreshiate all them tidbits.

That duck-dog is off on a mission to the Interstices for me. He's doing some recce on the possibilities of pan-spatio-temporal BS waves. He's the only one I could trust to do the research, on account no-one else would fit between the Interstices widdout gettin' stuck. If he comes back with his spots knocked off, I'll know we're on to somp'n. The plan is, if the dog-duck makes it back with positive evidence, then we'll send Rustic in -- she already knows how to navigate them territories somehow.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:27 AM

Here you go, Amos. More stuff to mine.

Is Gluon with you? I don't think he's with Rapaire in Boise. I haven't heard the duck/dog rooting around the yard lately (just my garden variety dog, barking at geckos and chasing toads through the herb garden).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:23 PM

In other news, this may be important:

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY USING NANOTECHNOLOGY, August 16
Reaction Can Occur in Microseconds on Surfaces as Small as Microchips

Countries across the world continue to search for new ways to create energy. As our current means for energy continue to deplete, thus making them more expensive to generate, governments are searching for new energy resources. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have developed a more efficient source of energy involving nano-scale particles that take only microseconds to create and can be developed on a surface as small as a microchip.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5830.html






One of the biggest issues in recapturing energy set loose by large scale processes (sunlight and tides) in the seas and atmosphere is the problem of energy density. Although rebuffed by experts I have always thought this was possibly soluble by addressing the issue of economic scaling to the micro-scale. Traditionally you build vanes and tidal generators big to capture as much energy as possible at least cost. If it were possible to produce a million tiny devices for the cost of one large one, yet capture energy from more and different situations, it would be a major step forward.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 08:07 PM

I'll at least take time to give Mom a boost up from down in the vulgar chatter.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 02:57 PM

You realize this means more time for your cyber-brood, SRS? Don't get leisurely on us now!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 01:16 PM

Congrats on your well-deserved survival!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 01:13 PM

The kids are back in school! Yee Haw! shouts the mother with glee. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 01:03 PM

In that case, Good MMario, Roger deserves more respect, as he has eponymously become the incarnation of the Spirit of the Mudcat.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:13 AM

*snicker* Curmudgeon is over on the thread title complaint thread paying his penance for levity withouyt warning - and has redefined the verb shamble.

But it is interesting to note thatthe definition of the NOUN shambles is:
(1) : a scene or a state of great disorder or confusion (2) : great confusion


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:10 AM

Yeah, all that serenity has ruined his drive, man! Shame really. He coulda beena contendah!

Rapaire: I have seen the future and it are us.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 10:04 AM

From earlier:

Whaddya mean? We can't quit now. Aren't we going for 1,000 posts on this thread? Come on...

Little Hawk being rather unambitious


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM

I am currently enthralled to a conference in Wildest, Darkest, Most Savage, Boise. The conference is on the future of libraries in Idaho (and, by extension, the future in general). I am typing this on a super-secret computer not yet ready for general release -- it's powered by a thin-membrane battery which utilizes the interaction between the Strong Force and Gravitons; it has a memory which, by using the whatchamacallit of sub-quarks, allows something like 900 terabytes to be stored in the a space less than the size of the point of a common pin, and has all kinds of other neat stuff.

Some of it doesn't even have a noun to its name yet.

A real, living, breathing futurist is the facilitater (that's the way we spell things ending in -tator in Idaho, in homage to the state spud), there were three SF writers here yesterday, and all in all it's pretty cool. They're even providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, a paying for a box under the Interstate for me to sleep in.

I managed to escape from the galley in Alaska by pretending to be a ling cod and jumping overboard before Mr. Whips, the Row Master, could stop me. After trudging through the Wrangell-Mt. St. Elias/Kluane wilderness areas, I was rescued by the RCMP just outside of Yellowknife. Naturally, the RCMP held me as a suspicious person and I had to do all sorts of things to satisfy every member of that all-female police post that I was not a sexual pervert -- details can't be discussed and hold Canada's highest security classification, the so-called "Triple X."

Now you know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 09:10 AM

I though you were in the wilds of Idaho, or Indiana, or somewhere like that, and couldn't post for weeks?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 09:08 AM

Are you hogging the Ozone down there in tejas? We had a couple of feeble little thunder whimpers over the wekend - but nothing like they should a been.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 09:03 AM

Tsk, Mom! You get back up there where you belong. C'mon on now, upsy-daisy! Up up up! That's it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 11:23 PM

Here I thought we had all the ozone in the country stored up around our wee thunderstorms tonight. Looks like the air is a still rarified in MOABland.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:47 PM

I gotta say, no-one puts out finer, more far-flinging, out-of-this world BS than our own Rustic Rebel. I mean this girl just cuts loose and unmoors, full steam and flank speed away! Yeeehaa!!

I beleeve she is a prime candidate to solve the mystery and challenge of the gauntlet described up thread (13 Aug 05 - 02:08 PM ). She's already putting out the right kind o' sparks and such!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:41 PM

Would it help if you put out some haggis for baits? I believe the little fellas are attracted to them.

(Now I suppose I'll have the RSPCH on my back - haggis hunting season is over for the year...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:37 PM

Tiss a finer day than yee shall know fine lassie's and ladels of the finest of threads
that she sewn into the nebulus and meteorite that was lost in a vacuum
bag it up and send it to my home young gentle man
that has fallin from a higher than thought of realm of passion and desire, How can thoust be so true and fair
Lady,if you got the passion for fair, Me I ain't got a soul
, I cry be neigh to help me in my reaches beyound the past of desire thou hast been a league of my desire for a fourth night
of the living dead, cool flick
a cigarrette out of the window! how do you live with yourself
free your self, then you can be yourself
yes that's who you were before you took the ride to the land of the mushrooms
Onions and garlic. Then add the meat
barely cold when it was swallowed whole by a giant snake
pit in the jello.


That was written by me and my otherselves...Peace lovelies, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:42 PM

Do you feel like joining in the next round of my fun game?

It's called "Hunt the Bagpiper"

There's a few thousand of them gathering in the park behind me on Sunday, and can I find just one for the week after? It's not as if they're easy to lose, and I've had alot of practice of doing so....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 02:47 PM

The lightness of B.S.
Always Brings the Mother thread
Toward the light. Ah, MOAB!

Yun Goan Quir
730-761
Mystic Chinese Acclamations
Sung Upri-Sing, ed.
Spokane and Sung, pubs,
Portland, 1957


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:45 AM

Maybe a refresh haiku, freda?

One click saves her from
Falling into the abyss
Mother is refreshed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:18 AM

It's a long way from New Joisey,
To Idaho, in Boise
Where the streets are full of Idahos in flower
Where the halls are bright and noisy!
Oh, I must return to Boise
Yes, I'm heading off to Boise in an hour.

Boise! Boise!
Bright and light and noisy!
Where the souls are brave and no-one ever cowers.
Boise! Boise! Sophisticated, poise-y!
I am heading off to Boise in an hour.

A

Good luck on your expedition, amigo. Don't come back smelling like an Idaho, or there'll be hell to pay.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM

I heard the author of that book interviewed on a local radio station. Somehow it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder.

And who knew that the simple statement "refresh" would ever adorn the MOAB, eh? Thanks Freda, but surely you had something else you could add?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: *daylia*
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:32 AM

I've never contributed to this monstrosity before, but today, well ...this is 4 U, Mother dear!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, and I'm off to Boise in an hour, though I'll still have Internet access.

Eat your heart out!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:09 AM

Ah, Joy!! The return of the Most Eclectic Rapaire machine, duellist par excellence and moi-mechanic extraordinaire!!

Welcome back from the land of melting tundra, buddy!! That book sounds like a sure-fire thang.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:01 AM

Oh, yeah. I forgot.

That was 1755. This is 1756.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:00 AM

And now, Fresh From the Frozen Arctic Regions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I present for your edification and amazement,

ME!! (Please hold the applause, for the sound of one hand clapping is the same as many hands clapping and I'd rather have pneumonia than clap.)

Moreover, I submit for your education the following title, purchased by myself in the sprawling metropolis of Skagway, Alaska (but seen earlier in bookstores Outside):

Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press [sic], 2005).

Yes! A comprehensive scholarly look at that which we all know and love! And I quote the bit about the author:

Harry G. Frankfurt, renowned moral philosopher, is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University. His books include "The Reasons of Love" (Princeton), "Necessity, Volition, and Love", and "The Importance of What We Care About."

Within the 67 pages of this tome (which cost me a mere USD 9.95, plus tax, and it's a hardback) is contained...well, I'll let you read it for yourself. But I will only state that it should grace the bookshelf of everyone who has ever posted here or anywhere else.

I also suggest that you purchase a gift copy for your members of Congress/Parliament/Duma/Junta or whatever.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 04:55 AM

Ther is no limit on BS. It's just the long, warm days of summer drawing people out, away from their computers to places where the beer flow freely and we can wander amidst half a dozen differnt bands competing for our attention, crossing continents and eras with their styles.

And this place is? It's either Rapaire's Libary, or the summer festivals. As the year cicles round again, Moab will demonstrate her unusual synchronity, and rise unstoppable...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 02:08 PM

The life-blood of the Mother is waning, Mag. Rapaire's colorful braggodocio is scarce in evidence, my mystic revels and foolscap compositions are losing their appeal, and your own magic translations into tongues or indecipherable.

In short, we have exhausted the capacity of English text to generate BS. We need new horizons, beyond the ken of our own language, realms where BS is created in cosmic tides, thundering through the metapsychic currents that are the very cradle of Space and Time; we need Transcendent BS!

Who, who shall provide?

The gauntlet is there, before us.

How shall we answer?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 02:02 PM

A brief overview leads me to believe that my first post (here?) to MOAB occured in the 130th page in January of 2004 (descending order) of the MOAB, out of a possible 177 pages. That means 47 pages (50 messages ea) of BS had passed under this particular bridge before I walked on board. Prorata will give me a good BS density, if you take the late entry into account.

This, I humbly submit, this day of August 13, 2005.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 01:40 PM

What can I say? I started late.

What's all of this "dower" stuff? I'm Leary of that kind of proposal. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:47 AM

Since the 8th of May 2003, I have written to this thread alone 1, 797 times.

SRS has written to it 908 times, while the bold Rapaire has written to it 1,754 times.

Among those who pursue quality over quantity, MMario has written to the thread 530 times, rumanci 53 times, and Bunnahabhain, 165 times, Rustic Rebel has written to it 327 times and Little Hawk 512 times.

A mother needs to know these things -- especially when composing her will.

Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast [first] intent
To shake all cares and business from our age [of our state];
Conferring [confirming] them on younger strengths [years], while we
Unburden'd crawl toward death. Our son of IDaho,
And you, our no less loving son of San Diego,
We have this hour a constant will to publish
Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife
May be prevented now. The several princes, Texas, Penn, and Sussex,
Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,
Long in our court have made their spinny sojourn,
And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters,--
Since now we will divest us both of rule,
Interest of territory, cares of state,--
Which of you shall we say doth love their Mother most,
That we our largest bounty may extend
Where nature doth with merit challenge?


Smells like trouble a brewin', you ask me...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:25 AM

And another idea. We should have a Moab forced scansion competition. I submit this as the fist entry.

I've never sailed the Amazon,
I've never reached Brazil;
But the Don and the Magdalena
They can go there when they will!

   Yes weekly From Southampton,
   Great steamers white and gold
   Go rolling down to Rio
   (Roll down- roll down to Rio!)
   And I'd like to roll to Rio
   Some day before I'm old!

I've never seen a Jaguar,
Nor yet an Armadill-
o dilloing in his armour,
and I s'pose I never will,
   
   Unless I go to Rio
   These wonders to behold-
   Roll down-roll down to Rio-
   Roll really down to Rio
   (Roll down- roll down to Rio!)
   Oh, I'd love to roll to Rio
   Some day before I'm old!


The Beginning of the Armadilloes

It's quite nice to sing.
It


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:05 AM

I suspect an unususally high Shatner level has sent Mom into Hibernation. We must grab our trusty spatulas and remove every last trace of this menace to where he he should be, fighting Klingons a long way away.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 08:31 PM

SPeaking of falls, wake up, Maw -- it's still summer!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 05:04 PM

SRS:

In answer to your earlier question, it arrived in their e-zine by email yesterday.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 04:42 PM

An orbit is not a fall; it is a tension between a fall and a fly.
WIthout the fall, we would fly off. Without the fly, we would all fall. While not imprisoned, as we would be in a flue, we are clearly held firmly between the fly and the fall.

A flea and a fly, in a flue
Were imprisoned! So what could they do?
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
(But the flea, not a flyer, fell after fleeing through the flaw in the flue, while the fly, having flight, fell not and flew off from the flue.)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 03:26 PM

Quick! Grab hold of something before it falls out from under us!


and someone see if they can catch Gluon - he doesn't have any hands to hold on with!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: beardedbruce
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 03:12 PM

Amos,


"I didn't say it was falling."

Ah, but the earth is also in orbit around the sun, and, as you well know, and orbit is a continuous fall around a gravitational point.


So the Earth IS falling!


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