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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Eiseley 08 Apr 11 - 02:34 PM
Little Hawk 08 Apr 11 - 01:56 PM
Amos 08 Apr 11 - 01:32 PM
Little Hawk 08 Apr 11 - 01:13 PM
Acme 08 Apr 11 - 11:54 AM
Rapparee 08 Apr 11 - 11:05 AM
Amos 08 Apr 11 - 10:46 AM
Rapparee 07 Apr 11 - 10:28 PM
Rapparee 07 Apr 11 - 04:30 PM
Amos 07 Apr 11 - 12:51 PM
Rapparee 07 Apr 11 - 11:06 AM
Amos 07 Apr 11 - 10:47 AM
The Fooles Troupe 07 Apr 11 - 12:45 AM
Acme 06 Apr 11 - 10:49 PM
Amos 06 Apr 11 - 10:37 PM
Little Hawk 06 Apr 11 - 08:52 PM
Little Hawk 06 Apr 11 - 08:40 PM
Amos 06 Apr 11 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Rapparee 06 Apr 11 - 08:20 PM
GUEST 06 Apr 11 - 05:43 PM
Little Hawk 06 Apr 11 - 01:20 PM
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Little Hawk 06 Apr 11 - 01:06 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 02:34 PM

Dear MOM,
I am so displeased! A very mean lady from a community organization just called to say angry, hurtful things to me about how their organization was not given due consideration or public gratitude in a recent newspaper article regarding a donation they made to the library. She was so mean, and shot personally targeted barbs that I don't feel I deserved! At what point, after a person or organization makes a donation, does that entity's hold on the item relax? I need to go back and read the Memorandum of Understanding again, carefully. But I still don't think it makes any mention of being able to perpetually gum up the gears of our decisions!

Whew! Thanks for letting me vent.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 01:56 PM

Yes! I could.

Got someone with a gun to force me to do that?

I would be willing to even pay for that service, frankly.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 01:32 PM

You could solve it all by taking a week off Mudcat and using the time to bring order, LH!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 01:13 PM

Do what I do. Take it all off the desk and put it on another flat surface. Clean the dust off the desk. Maybe use some Windex. Then bring the pile of papers back and go through them one by one, separating them into

- stuff not needed ever again
- stuff to be filed away
- stuff still needed

Throw out the first lot. File the second. Get to work on the third.

You'll find stuff you'd forgotten about a long time ago. ;-)

I do this about every 3 or 4 months when I can't bear the mess any longer. Now if I could summon up the nerve to take on the entire room! Or the storage building (shudder).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 11:54 AM

I've lost a paper in the pile of papers on my desk. Such a sad state of affairs. I must do some filing. Or borrow a trash barrel and dump it all in a box to tote outside and burn it. That sounds awfully tempting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 11:05 AM

ALL of your senses? All at once? Did you run naked and screaming out of the house shouting "WOOGA WOOGA!"? Or did you huddle in a corner in a fetal position until your senses left you again?

How horrifically frightening!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 10:46 AM

Yeah, I started to suddenly come to my senses, but I didn't like it.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 10:28 PM

Where has Amos gone? He cut himself off in the middle of a word on the "Shame...Salvation" thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 04:30 PM

It's actually a factor of Qr, but only is a perfect vacuum. The less perfect the vacuum the higher the resistance, ζq.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 12:51 PM

I was wondering about themagnetic permeability of free space, which is:

ì_0=4ð*10^-7 N/A^2

expressed in newtons per ampere squared (N A^2). IT is a measure of the amount of resistance encountered when forming a magnetic field in a classical vacuum.

The permeability of free space seems much greater when forming a field of BS, or any other high-frequency thought pattern, which (as we have all learned from Mom) transmits through free space with the speed of Is. Is this a function of frequency, or some factor Q? Just askin'.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 11:06 AM

Stilly, you posted the answer to Amos' problem. I saw it, briefly, and I found it mathematically elegant and quite simple when you understood it.

Unfortunately, last night I had to go to a Trusties meeting at the Legion Hovel and the fumes there drove it completely out of my mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 10:47 AM

:D

ANyway I think the gxx is beginning to make sense as one component of the 9-value matrix of the G tensor...

psychogony (n.)

Originally: the origin of the soul; a treatise dealing with this (obs.).
Later also: = psychogenesis.

Used in a sentence in 1902 by H. Sidgwick:

"It remains to consider how far our study of the nature of mind ? is affected by investigations of its past history, i.e. how far Psychology is dominated by Psychogony."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 12:45 AM

""Beset by foes upon all sides, who would fardels bear?" "


I made them come after me on their knees!










I hid in a drain!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 10:49 PM

I posted something earlier today and now I see it didn't stick. But I can't remember what it was. Can any of you figure what it might have been? Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 10:37 PM

I am having a terrible time trying to figure out the derivation a G-tensor based on a set of voltages measured at a each coil in a polygonal array of antenna coils, because the guy who wrote the script starts with scalars and translates them into vectors using a uniform locational vector and the scalar voltage, and I just don't see how he gets the three-axis tensor from that. It's some crafty trick but it has me exhausted trying to follow it. I like folk music much better.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 08:52 PM

You have misquoted me, Rapparee. You shall hear from my lawyers in the morning. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 08:40 PM

It makes me wince every time you start mangling the noble French language, Amos. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 08:37 PM

I never heard the French say that!! Even when we whupped them at the Cliffs, they never said "A chicken owe some gout!" They said things like "Au secours" and "Je m'en fous!" and "On m'a bless?!!".


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapparee
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 08:20 PM

Sorry, that last GUEST was me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 05:43 PM

Like me and William Shatner establishing a close and intimate relationship.

Good on ya, lad. A chicken owe some gout, as the French say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 01:20 PM

"the improbable but possible"

Ah, yes...

Like me and Winona Ryder establishing a close and intimate relationship.

;-)

Or me and William Shatner being good friends and colleagues who call each other up regularly.

Improbable, perhaps. But possible!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 01:12 PM

Dinna fasch thysel', LH...I am a practicing member of the Acidic Curmudgeons of America, with double sash and brass spittoon.

Besides, my fantasies migrate toward the improbable but possible, like bringing a schooner to the Getaway or transiting the Panama Canal, and so on.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 01:06 PM

Why do you only tolerate your own fantasies, Amos? ;-) Why not just get in the spirit of things and go along with it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 11:24 AM

I'll have you know that rassle them every night my self.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 10:27 AM

I have to stand in a fond amaze at the prospect of Rapparree being presented with threats of physical harm from a made-up identity. It's kind of like worrying about whether Batman might be available to handle the monsters under your bed.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 11:49 PM

If he wants to start something he can do so. I'm not responsible for the results inflicted upon him; neither will I refrain from injuring him because he can't help being who he is ("You can choose your friends..."). I don't PLAN to be in Blind River any time in the near or distant future. On the other hand, I will invite him to visit the Big Lost River area anytime he wishes. I don't hold a grudge and will even show him the good fishing spots -- they're up in the mountains because the BLR is pretty much dry throughout most of its length for most of the year...but there really ARE trout up in the headwaters.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 11:35 PM

He's not only more sober, Rap, he's also much more efficient and aware of what's happening around him. I think you'd find him harder to shoot than Shane. I wouldn't worry about the threats, though, unless you are planning to vacation in Blind River soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 10:04 PM

Oh hell, I'll take it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 09:52 PM

Well, Amos old bean, I only fell the last three steps and that was back in September. Finally mentioned the knee to my doctor and he did some manipulations and told me to see an orthopod. So I do, on the 21st.

So far this year has been...interesting.

LH, it'd be easier to shoot Don because he's a steadier target, being more sober than Shame.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 07:28 PM

Gee, Rapp, I hope you enjoy the spring now with us and the summer coming close behind, since you seem to have such miserable falls.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 06:26 PM

I know, Gnu. Think what punishment!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 05:31 PM

"Beset by foes upon all sides, who would fardels bear?"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 04:41 PM

Fardel out dude.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 04:32 PM

My profound gratitude to Little Hawk forhis insightful and sympathetic remarksa and to Rapparree for his artful diatribes whomping down those wicked perps.

I just could not let those sentiments ruin a perfect example sentence illustrating the use of fardel, though. Sorry.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 02:16 PM

Janie... how could Bruce pitch that high? It was terribly out of sync with the tune. I like Bruce's music but that was painful. All those musicians and soundpeeps and... nobody told him at rehersal? if there was a rehersal? Talk about an Octavian slip! Like fingernails on a chalkboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 01:44 PM

And you also should know. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 01:31 PM

Rapparee? Don McBride is threatening you and demanding an apology. I just thought you shoud know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 01:30 PM

What in the world prompted that? Here I've been commiserating with you and showing sympathy for your plight, expressing relief that your guitar did not get stolen, and you start casting fardels at me???

Fie, man, fie! For shame!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 11:14 AM

fardel (n.)

(1a) A bundle, a little pack; a parcel. Also collect. Occas. in pl. Baggage (of a company of men).
(b) The omasum, or third stomach, of ruminants
(2a) A collection, 'lot', parcel (of immaterial things).
(b) esp. A burden or load of sin, sorrow, etc.
(3) That in which something is wrapped; a wrapping, wrapper.

Used in a sentence in a1616 by Shakespeare:

"There lyes such Secrets in this Farthell and Box, which none must know but the King."

"Mom could be alternatively titled "The Fardel of Nonsense" but it would be a less vivid moniker and her children would not care for the name change."

"Little Hawk's overwrought imagination is a fardel of bizarre dramatis personae."

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 10:48 AM

It is frustrating when someone choses a house at random to make their five-finger shopping trip, and it happens to be yours. But rather than let that anger eat you, spend the energy making sure it won't happen again. One thing that you need to remember is that they know you'll soon have all brand new stuff to replace what was stolen. "The tyranny of the stolen old battery" they call it on Car Talk. The old battery is stolen from a car so when the new one is put in to replace it, that's what the thieves really wanted.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 10:40 AM

No, Eiseley, it doesn't. I see an orthopod on the 21st as the first step in a meniscus repair of my left knee. Had the right one done about eight years back, after a fall, and now it's the left knee's turn (after a fall, of course).

But I've whomped that curse on whoever stole Amos' stuff. I can do a stronger one if he'd like, maybe something involving spinal necrosis and flesh melting. I figger I've get enough bad karma built up that a little more won't hurt any.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 09:12 AM

Oh Amos, I'm so sorry that happened. Yes, it's just stuff, but it's stuff that is important to you. At least they didn't get your socks.

I just put a lemon cake in the oven that we'll eat after middle son's French horn concert tonight. At least it's not bagpipes, yet.

Does life ever slow down?

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 01:21 AM

My guess is they didn't know much about guitars, Amos. That was lucky! (even if the rest wasn't)

Holding ill will against them is perfectly understandable, but it won't achieve anything other than putting knots in your stomach and stressing you out. Karma? Well, there are all sorts of interesting aspects to karma, but they can be a bit mysterious as to how they play out...and why. The sooner it stops really bugging you, though, the sooner you are free of it, right?

I think I had best insure some stuff around here. I'd been putting it off.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 11:26 PM

Based on>>>> 'T was lifted directly!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 10:48 PM

Was your first one sung to Nell Flaherty's Drake? I do like that song!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 10:43 PM

Whilst I'm on the subject of cursing, here's the famous Curse On Doneraile. I dislike the part about rapparees, but it's generic.

            The Curse of Doneraile

Alas, how dismal is my tale, I lost my watch in Doneraile.
My Dublin watch, my chain and seal, Pilfered at once in Doneraile
May fire and brimstone never fail, To fall in showers on Doneraile.
As lightening flashes across the vale, So down to hell with Doneraile
The fate of Pompey at Pharsale, Be that the curse of Doneraile.
May Beef or Mutton, Lamb or Veal, Be never found in Doneraile.
But Garlic Soup and Scurvy Kale, Be still the food of Doneraile.
May Heaven a chosen curse entail, On rigid rotten Doneraile.
May Sun and Moon forever fail, To beam their lights on Doneraile
May every pestilential gale, Blast that cursed spot called Doneraile.
May not a Cuckoo, Thrush or Quail, Be ever heard in Doneraile.
May Patriots, Kings and commonweal, Despise and harrass Doneraile.
May every Post, Gazette and Mail, Sad tidings bring to Doneraile.
May loudest thunders ring a Peal, To blind and deafen Doneraile.
May vengeance fall at head and tail, From north to south at Doneraile.
May profit light and tardy sale, Still damp the trade of Doneraile.
May fame resound a dismal tale, Whenever she lights at Doneraile.
May Egypt's plagues at once prevail, To thin the knaves of Doneraile.
May frost and snow and sleet and hail, Benumb each joint in Doneraile.
May wolves and bloodhounds trace and trail, The cursed crew of Doneraile.
May Oscar with his fiery flail, To Atoms thresh all Doneraile.
May every mischief fresh and stale, Abide henceforth in Doneraile.
May all from Belfast to Kinsale, Scoff, Curse and Damn you, Doneraile.
May neither flour nor oatenmeal, Be found or known in Doneraile.
May want and woe each joy curtail, That ever was known in Doneraile.
May no one coffin want a nail, That wraps a rogue in Doneraile.
May all the thieves that rob and steal, The gallows meet in Doneraile.
May all the sons of Granuaile, Blush at the thieves of Doneraile.
May mischief big as Norway whale, Overwhelm the knaves of Doneraile.
May curses wholesale and retail, Pour with full force on Doneraile.
May every transport wont to sail, A convict bring from Doneraile.
May every churn and milking pail, Fall dry to stones in Doneraile.
May cold and hunger still congeal, The stagnant blood of Doneraile.
May every hour new woes reveal, That Hell reserves for Doneraile.
May every chosen ill prevail, Over all the imps of Doneraile.
May no one wish or prayer avail, To soothe the woes of Doneraile.
May the Inquisition straight impale, The rapparees of Doneraile.
May curse of Sodom now prevail, And sink to ashes Doneraile.
May Charon's boat triumphant sail, Completely manned from Doneraile.
Oh! may my couplets never fail, To find new curse in Doneraile,
And may grim Pluto's inner jail, Forever groan with Doneraile.


                                  --Pat O'Kelly, 1808


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 10:23 PM

Wellll....I'm a bad shot.

I say, let's sic Rap and Chongo on them.

Or wait and let Bruce Willis take care of em Down in Hollywood.

(OK, Ry and JJ do better musical jobs, but Brucie - well - need I say more.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

Oh, heck, Amos. I'll wish them ill for you and take the karma onto myself. In the true folk tradition I'll just modify an existing song a tad...

That a ghost may him haunt in the dark of the night,
May his hen never lay, may his ass never bray,
May his goat fly away like an old paper kite:
That the rats and the fleas may the wretch ever tease,
May the piercing north-breeze make him tremble and shake:
May a four-year old bug build a nest in the mug,      
The monster that took all from poor Amos' shack.

May his cock never grow, may his bellows ne'er blow,
And for bed, pot and hole may he never have none;
May his cradle not rock, may his box have no lock,
May his wife have no frock to shade her back-bone,
May his cock be a quack, may his bollocks turn black,
And stain down his pants with a long yellow streak,
May the scurvy and leech never part from the breech,
The monster that took all from poor Amos' shack.

May his pipe never smoke, may his pee-pot be broke,
And add to the joke may his kettle ne'er boil,
May he poop in the bed 'til the hour he's dead,
May he always be fed on ipacac and fish oil.
May he swell with the gout, may his grinders fall out.
May he roar, bawl and shout with the horrid tooth-ache,
May his temples wear horns, and all his toes corns,
The monster that took all from poor Amos' shack.

May his spade never dig, may his sow never pig,
May each nit in his wig be as large as a snail,
May his door have no latch, may his house have no thatch.
May his turkeys not hatch, may the rats eat his meal.
May every old fairy from Cork to Dunleary.
Dip his snug and airy in river and lake,
Where the eel and the trout they might dine on the snout.
The monster that took all from poor Amos' shack.

May his dog yelp and growl with both hunger and cold,
And his wife always scold till his brains go astray,
May the curse of each hag that e'er carried a bag,
May light on the thief till his head turns to grey.
May monkeys still bite him, and mad dogs affright him,
And every one slight him, asleep or awake,
May the mice still gnaw on him, and jack-daws shit on him,
The monster that took all from poor Amos' shack.

He/They should be easy to find after all that....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 08:34 PM

If I wish them ill, will it darken my own karma? Is this retribution for some past foul deed of mine, long buried? Or is it my karma because the karma fairies KNEW I'd wish them ill after it happened, which made it right and just to happen? Or was one of them in some desperate need of all my stuff, too desperate to earn it in the usual way? Pshaw. Shoot on sight. Oh, it was fast in and out alright. Straight to the high-dollar fast-turnover items. There was a $6000 Martin hanging on the wall in the room they took the TV from, and they ignored it. Ha. Ha.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 08:13 PM

It may only be "stuff" Amos, but it still sucks.

The good thing about karma is one doesn't have to wish for it to catch up with some one, nor does one have to take consolation in knowing that.




Trees blooming all over the place.
Big wind blowing all day.
Zyrtec is my friend.


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