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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

GUEST,Eiseley 06 Jul 10 - 01:45 PM
Amos 06 Jul 10 - 12:42 PM
MMario 06 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM
Amos 06 Jul 10 - 11:46 AM
Acme 06 Jul 10 - 11:29 AM
Amos 06 Jul 10 - 11:17 AM
Acme 06 Jul 10 - 10:42 AM
Rapparee 06 Jul 10 - 10:07 AM
Janie 06 Jul 10 - 12:37 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eiseley
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 01:45 PM

Never underestimate the power of pickleness.

The above is how I read your admonishment, Master Picky. :)

I've been tempted to try this for my sons, but they're actually pretty good eaters. Instead of tricking them, I've been having one boy a day make dinner. If they have to cut the vegetables and cook the ingredients, they are more apt to eat it. Of course, the other brothers might not because they're afraid of what the cooking brother may have added.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 12:42 PM

A true Master Picky sees right through these little exercises in guile, deceit, and disingenuous manipulation, and comes through them unswayed and unbowed.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM

Maybe the would like it better as "Pasta con formaggio" which I saw on a menu recently at $23 a serving.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 11:46 AM

Yep--see, what it is is Pickiness when raised to its purest form is Proof Against Blandishment. It's an age-old ritual: the picky child passes into the stage of Master Picky when he can resist two or three hours of threats, cajoling, blandishments, PR, sweet-talk, eyelash-batting, sugar-on-top pleading, etc. and still refuse to let Substance X cross his lips.

My own crucible test-case involved oatmeal at the age of five. After three hours my mother, who out-weighed me by 120 pounds and was three times my size, emerged completely defeated, the oatmeal scattered in various places, uneaten.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 11:29 AM

Even if it has been flavored with a wonderful blend (this time) of the last bit of Havarti, a few slices of provolone, and a generous grating of sharp cheddar?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 11:17 AM

I never did like macaroni and cheese--not as a six year old, seven year old, ten year old, fourteen year old, sixteen year old, eighteen year old or any time before or since.

Never underestimate the power of pickiness!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 10:42 AM

Well that was my mistake, then. I make it from scratch and use several types of cheese to give it a wonderful flavor. No Italian sausage this time (I usually crumble some into the sauce, and my son always picks it out).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 10:07 AM

1. It has to be Kraft.
2. It has to come from a cardboard box.
3. It has to use a powdered cheese-tasting substance.
4. Preferably, it will have cheap, cooked hot dogs sliced up in it.
5. It CANNOT be made from scratch.
6. You CANNOT offer any options except "get it eaten or you get beaten".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 06 Jul 10 - 12:37 AM

I dunno, Stilly. Ask MOM.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 11:29 PM

Been cooking for a couple of picky eater teenagers this evening. How can an 18-year-old not like macaroni and cheese?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 11:01 PM

There's also this Hank. You should get acquainted with him. Really.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:06 PM

There are my ways of Knowing, but not many can produce five kids...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:00 PM

My Uncle Hank knew my Aunt Cornelia. I'm sure he did because they had at least five kids.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 07:58 PM

I wonder if your Uncle Hank knows my Aunt Hank?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 06:54 PM

This is just the foundation, Amos. Just the foundation. I'm tuning the banjo and accordion for the duet which is to follow. "I am but man north-northwest; when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.*"














*Usually, most of the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 05:19 PM

Huzzah for you!! Well done!! Nothing like straightening out a huge monolithic bureaucracy to make you feel like a hero, and rightly, too!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 03:48 PM

MOM! MOM!!MOM!!

The VA has just approved my contention that my Type II diabetes WAS caused by exposure to herbicides when I was in Korea!! And ORDERed that the Service Connection be granted!!!

After better than three years!!! WHOOPEE CUSHIONS AND HOT DOGGIES!!

Now onward to other things....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 11:41 AM

Someday,
Old friend,
Remember to
Tell us
About your Uncle Hank.
He will know
You have done your duty
And the story will continue.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:59 AM

I've never mentioned my Uncle Hank, have I? He was from upriver, on the Iowa side. Lagrange, I think it was. Ardent fisherman. Anyway, remind me to tell you about him sometime.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:42 AM

Neurotisch? Naw, I was born an' raised up in Illinois, same as Lincoln, Grant, Obama, and, ah, uh, Reagan. And Carl Sandburg. And Dave Mather. And Wyatt Earp & Co. And Black Bart. And Jack Slade. And, ah, lots of other people. There are my very own brothers, for example. They're a good example, too. A good example of bad examples. I can't be Neurotisch, but I think Neurot is down in Southern Illinois, around Aviston or Metropolis. My sister-in-law is from Aviston and I'm sure she'd know where Neurot is. It could be like Big Neck, though, and have disappeared over the years. Fishhook and Bluff Hall are going the same way. Maybe Hull will, too. And Meyer. I could be Avistonished if I had been born there, but I wasn't. Or an Altoid if I had grown up in Alton. Or even a Carbondalitant or a Petersburger or a Mendonite or a Meridoshan or a Marbleheader or...okay. Sorry, time for my medicines now.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 09:56 AM

A yak-yak is a pair of hairy beasts, Rap[aire. Keep your terminology straight.

Mijn vriend is zelf-gecentreerde neurotisch!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 01:16 AM

MOM, someone held the door open too long and now one of those idiot June Bugs is bouncing off of me and the screen. The toads seem to have abandoned the side door. They used to do such a good job of slurping up those crispy critters.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 12:37 AM

Isn't a yak-yak some sort of submarine? A paddled submarine? Were you trying to sneak into the San Diego navy base or something? Trying to find out the Top Secret stuff about the Navy's ironclads, perhaps? It won't work, Amos. Security is too tight, and if you were caught you'd face a firing squad. No bullets (they use Marines and they don't want them to hurt themselves), but a nuisance all the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 06:28 PM

And I was NOT trying to fool mother nature. I was trying to synchronize with her so I would not get walloped and frozen. An effort which did not succeed...THIS time.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 06:21 PM

Well, I knew you had lost your virtue somewhere, amigo; but I had no idea it was such a colorful loss. Fit for a poem of Frost.

I do have a PFD, in bright yellow and black, which sits safely snugged down in the storage compartment behind me in the kayak. The last thing I want is too much buoyancy when I have been rolled by a wave, forcing me up into the hull of the kayak. And the paddle is connected to the boat with a long coil-cord. If I ever did get knocked over in deep water, which is unlikely, I could put it on in short order.


A


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

I've already been compromised. It happened many years ago -- many, many, many years ago -- at what was supposed to be a simple Autumn hayride. Hot cider, homemade doughnuts and crullers, and a bevy of cheerleaders who...compromised me. Oh, I fought as long as I could but it was ten to one and, attending an all-boys high school as I did, I was taught to always be a gentleman. It was a terrible experience, but with fortitude, religious convictions, and therapy that continues to this very day I have survived.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 02:59 PM

Amos, the sea is a harsh mistress. Good for you for trying!

Janie, invent yourself into whomever you want to be. Best of luck with the NEW JOB!

Stilly, how lucky you are to have cardinals! Look twice as hard for my sake, please.

Rapaire, thank you for the advice about the laptop. I've deleted your cookie from this computer so your identity won't be compromised from here.

Thank you all for your good advice regarding El Mexicano Caliente. I'm practicing saying "No! No! No mas!" in case I ever see him again.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 02:46 PM

See, Amos? You tried to fool Mother Nature.

By the way, I bought a PFD last evening for fishing. I hope that you have one for yak-yaking or whatever it is you do in the ocean. Don't get one in camouflage or they'll never find your body. Or you could come visit the Legion hovel and insult Eensy-Weensy Will and they'll never find your body either. The one I bought is bright blue.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 02:15 PM

It was a terrible Saturday morning, Mom. The sky was dark when I arrived at the beach, and I thought it would pass away into blue and sunlight, but it had no such impulse. It stayed dark. There was a cold breeze appearing and fading away. The set onto the beach was hard to predict--occasional high, pushy rollers, series of small choppy waves, random stuff. I launched at the perfect moment, and cut through the first line and found myself being raised up by an unexpected green monster of cold water, and my eye was off, my timing was off, and I got thrashed, rolled into the cold water without a moments fare-thee-well by this shoulder of salty water. I was seriously peeved, soaked to the bone. I pulled back to the shallows, put things back to rights--minus one coffee cup--and collected my wits for a second try. This time I got slapped around only mildy, slopped on by passing curlers, but I cut through and made it out to the restless bosom of deeper water. It had been too long since I was out, and I was out of shape, winded, chilled, and still pissed off.

AFter a brief sojourn, the wind got colder and the slop refused to settle down, so I figured. "Screw this for a game of soldiers" and turned to the shore again, watching over my left shoulder like a hanging judge for the onset of rollers coming in behind me. I knew the drill--pick up your wave and follow it in as it passes under you, so you coast through it as it is falling back out to sea from the shore. Easy.

But this time, the wave I chose to ride in was high, boisterous, and even though I rode it well, I little thought it had a first cousin coming in close behind, which picked me up fast in the shallows and slewed me broadside to, pitching me into more cold salt water and stealing my hat.

I was absolutely peeved, I tell you. I hauled in and brought the car down, loaded up and strapped her down chattering like some kind of ape and shaking through and through in the wet wind. By the time I got hime, unloaded and cleaned up, I was a most mizzuble specimen, I yam here to tell ya.

Finally I got into a hot shower and managed to restore my core temperature to something in the high eighties, and began to breath normally again. Now, I'm fine, it is just an unpleasant recollection to me, nothing more.

But I was pretty pissed at the sea for doublecrossing her loyal fan, I tell you. She never hits you except when you are unready. So the sailors tell you. I suspect she's been put into a bitchy frame of mind by sewage and British Petroleum.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 01:09 PM

Janie, I can't tell you how important and valuable it is to know all of the staff in a place like that. Getting to know the individuals who do the tough jobs (and the job is what they do, not who they are) sometimes without much acknowledgment, can help understand so much more than just your job at hand. I always tended to get to know the maintenance folks pretty quickly, the landscapers, etc, in jobs, and all I can say is that it makes a difference when you work in a place. Hard to quantify, but it does.

Eiseley, good job, even if the outcome had a little more payback than you planned. Sometimes just one or two words is enough to make yourself understood.

Ooooh! A pretty little cardinal just perched in the tree outside my window! MOM, come quick and look!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 02:08 AM

One week into the NEW JOB! Since my boss, the CFO, was out with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, the secretary (and as always, the ONE WHO REALLY RUNS THINGS,) was out with her hubby having (whatever is the word for heart by-pass surgery for 6 vessel by-passes), and the doc was on vacation in France, I have had the opportunity to invent myself. I'm off to a great start with the cafeteria workers and the IT folks.

Not only that, by the end of the week I could find my way unassisted from the parking lot to the wing of the hospital in which I work. HUZZAH!!!

Problem is, when everybody gets back to work (hopefully, come Monday the secretary will be there) I get to reinvent myself all over again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 12:06 AM

No, no!! MORE communication is the right action. Tell him off and send him on his way of his attentions are excessive. Slap his face in public if need be. That ought to get the message across.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 05:56 PM

I visited you and my Persuader was there before I was. You had two (2) young men with you (although they seemed to be tending bar) who could have stepped in to defend you from unwanted and untoward advances. However, I'm certain that if my Persuader had been there....
(Sigh.) You can only teach them; they must put the teachings into action.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eiseley
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 04:35 PM

I have to stop speaking other languages.

Today at the Farmers' Market I practiced Spanish with a luggage-hauling man from Mexico who was waiting for the Greyhound to take him out of town. He decided to while away his layover by my side---FOR THREE HOURS! By the time he left he had bought a cantaloupe for the bookwagon visitors and a watermelon for my sons. Also un besos grande para mi! I would gladly have done without that last. Where was Rapaire with his Persuader?

So in future, austerity and shushing will be my trademark actions.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 01:34 PM

No...that's Ralphing, I think. Rolfing was named after Ida Rolf, an early student of Dianetics back in the Fifties who developed a sort of combination muscle-kneading and engram-resolving approach. I really don't know much about it.

"What is Rolfing Structural Integration?

Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body.

Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.

VIEW VIDEOS ON ROLFING

What are the benefits?

Rolfing Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Rolfing can potentialy resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.

Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing. People seek Rolfing as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing enhances neurological functioning."

From their Institute's website.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 01:17 PM

Seems to me all 100 of these pale in comparison with the rich and subtle weavingsof insults found in Mom's archives.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 12:50 PM

Rolfers, as a rule, keep their balls with them at all times, assuming they have acquired some naturally. Those that acquire soe by legal, non-organic means such as civil partnerships, common-law engagements, marriage and other quaint social devices, have been known to leave them in random locations.

Buddhists tend to rise above theirs.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 12:48 PM

Isn't rolfing the same as throwing up? Or is it the same as kegels?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 12:28 PM

They leave their balls are all over my back yard. Oh. Sorry. You wrote Rolfer. I thought you wrote Golfer!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 11:22 AM

Ah, so. An excellent approach. I suggest you add a Buddhist and a Rolfer just to round out the picture.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 10:33 AM

One one day and the other the next.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 11:58 PM

I thought it was going to be a psychiatrist?!! How did you get deflated?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 11:49 PM

Is the psychologist okay? Are you okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 09:29 PM

Hey, Mom!! I visited the psychologist today!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 06:34 PM

Them sort of Texans aren't like W, who would never fold no matter what. THAT sort of Texan would go for a Texan Crease at the drop of a deficit. And when asked why they were so obtuse they would ignore all upbraiding until you hollered "Deaf, is it?"


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 05:41 PM

No. They're Texans.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 12:45 PM

So Texas ain't gonna celebrate the Glorious Fourth, huh?? Seems like The Legion might have somethin' ta say about that...what are these Texans? Commies? Pinkos? Tories?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 12:08 PM

We don't get a holiday at all in Texas if the actual date falls on a weekend. They pile our holidays into a bunch of days at the end of the year and a few observed during the year (MLK, Memorial Day, Labor Day) that automatically end up on a Monday.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 11:41 AM

"A stochastic process is said to be ergodic if its statistical properties (such as its mean and variance) can be deduced from a single, sufficiently long sample (realization) of the process.

A finite Markov chain is ergodic if there is a path in the chain from each state to every other state, so that every state is reachable, no matter what the initial condition.

One can discuss the ergodicity of various properties of a stochastic process. For example, a wide-sense stationary process x(t) has mean = E[x(t)] and autocovariance rx() = E[(x(t) − )(x(t + ) − )] which do not change with time. One way to estimate the mean is to perform a time average.


If ... converges in squared mean to as , then the process x(t) is said to be mean-ergodic[1] or mean-square ergodic in the first moment.[2]

Likewise, one can estimate the autocovariance rx() by performing a time average.


If this expression converges in squared mean to the true autocovariance rx() = E[(x(t) − )(x(t + ) − )], then the process is said to be autocovariance-ergodic or mean-square ergodic in the second moment.[2]

A process which is ergodic in the first and second moments is sometimes called ergodic in the wide sense.[2]..."

(Wikipedia)


Mom, here's what I want to know. How did we get in such a state as a species that we have to talk like that? What's wrong with us that we have to prance around uttering such overwrought loops of semantic buffoonery?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 10:03 AM

tychism SECOND EDITION 1989


(takz()m) [f. Gr. chance + -ISM.]

The doctrine that objective account must be taken of the element of chance in (philosophical, cosmological, etc.) reasoning.

1892 C. S. PEIRCE in Monist II. 533, I endeavored to show what ideas ought to form the warp of a system of philosophy, and particularly emphasised that of absolute chance..which it will be convenient to christen tychism (from , chance). 1926 J. LAIRD Study in Moral Theory viii. 173 The theory that every event..is necessary (or must occur precisely as it does occur) I shall call determinism? The opposite theory I shall call tychism, such tychism being either general or restricted. 1978 Sci. Amer. July 18/1 At a time when determinism dominated physics Peirce's doctrine of `tychism' maintained that pure chanceevents undetermined by prior causesare basic to the universe.


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