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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: Amos
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 09:30 AM

Top and bottom are especially uncertain. Up and Down will elude you. Strange will confuse and mislead you. But you can always count on Charm.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 09:24 AM

I'm not sure we can be sure. Ol' man Heisenberg (a surname which always reminds me of beer -- "Hey, barkeep! Gimme a Heisenberg." "I'm not sure we have any, but then again we might. It depends on how fast it flows outa the spigot.") could be getting his licks in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 12:47 AM

I think this is the answer to Gluon's pups.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:14 PM

Just don't walk oonto an asphlt parking lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 03:38 PM

Well, that might be fine back in the East, back where there's high humidity. Out here we're lucky to see 17% humidity, so when we finish we just leave it out for a while and stroll on about our business. Evaporation is quite rapid and it adds a drop of moisture to the air.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 03:08 PM

There's a way to avoid that "last drop" problem, Amos. What you have to do is stand there with your willy out and wait for about 15 to 20 minutes. The last drop will eventually evaporate. Problem solved.

You can, of course, speed up the process by blotting it out with some kleenex.

Or you can do what I do. Pack a battery-powered mini-hair dryer in a pack on your back. After having relieved yourself at the urinal you blot with kleenex, then blow off your willy vigorously with the hair dryer. This will result in the offending "last drop" being evaporated in jig time...figure considerably less than a minute. This is for men on the go, men whose time is valuable, men who cannot spare the delay of standing around for 15 to 20 minutes in a public (or private) washroom with their willy hanging out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 01:47 PM

Short term what?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 01:44 PM

Rapaire:

ANyone who is not losing his short term memory can see that the referent is your earlier post where you described your contact with Gluon's glulets as a wet feeling (that was not blood) on your leg. I remind you of the time honored couplet on this syndrome:

No matter how much you shake and dance
The very last drop goes down your pants.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 01:36 PM

Elizabethan banter indeed, Amos. Lovely stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 12:34 PM

"These", not "this".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 12:33 PM

Shake what? Hands? Milk? Booty? Head? Well before using? Amos, you leave this enigmatic messages and people don't understand because there is no subject or referant therein.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 09:19 AM

Or you just need to shake more.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 08:34 AM

Then perhaps what we have are earlier versions of Gluon and not Gluoffspring at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 11:31 PM

Only in the aggregate or macro-fine grade scale of view.

To a Quarkian, friction is just a passing heat wave, but frisson fires the potential probabilities of multiple futures simultaneously...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 11:25 PM

Maybe. But friction is still a lot more interesting. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 11:22 PM

I think Gluon-class creatures reproduce through a process of frisson.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:16 PM

Heck, we're still uncertain about Gluon. Sexual reproduction and if so, who's the mate? Fission? Phytogenesis? Osmosis?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 05:21 PM

Well, a bit slow on the uncertainty uptake, but who knows?

IF we DID name and measure 'em they'd probably die before they were born or sompn . And if they survived they'd probably end up being entangled and not admitting it until they were in their teens in duckdog years, and gawd knows when that would be.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 03:28 PM

We don't even know how many there are, or even if we can ever really know. The Uncertainty Principle might be at work here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 03:14 PM

think we should name the pucklings (or is the duppies?) Hadron, Collider, BetaDecay , Lepton,and Baryon


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 02:54 PM

Near rhyme: Where the rhyme repeats, the sound is close but not exactly the same (given the varieties of dialect, this is probably typical of even most "perfect" rhymes in English).

                     Will't please you sit and look at her? I said
                   "Fra Pandolf" by design, for never read
                     Strangers like you that pictured countenance,
                     The depth and passion of its earnest glance,
                     But to myself they turned (since none puts by
                     The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)...

                            from "My Last Duchess," Robert Browning                        
                            (1842)

    The first two lines of the clip are perfect rhymes. The second pair are near. The third pair are nearer.

    Friend, your fugue taxes the finger
      Learning it once, who would lose it?
    Yet all the while a misgiving will linger,
      Truth's golden o'er us although we refuse it-
    Nature, thro' cobwebs we string her.

                   from "Memorabilia," Robert Browning (1896)

          "Linger" and "string her" are a near rhyme. "Lose it" and "refuse it" might be in some dialects.

                      So we'll go no more a roving
                      So late into the night,
                      Though the heart be still as loving,
                      And the moon be still as bright....

                               from "So We'll go no more a roving,"
                               Lord Byron, 1817

"Roving" and "loving," in 1817, may have been exact rhyme but we don't have any direct means of finding out.   Now, outside of Liverpool, they're near, though some may argue strictly for their being consonant rhyme.

            She'd the brooch I had bought
                         And the necklace and sash on,
                  And her heart, as I thought,
                            Was alive to my passion;
          And she'd done up her hair in the style that the Empress
             had brought into fashion.

                            from "Atalanta in Camden Town," Lewis
                            Carroll (1869)

"Sash on" and "passion" are a fine near rhyme.

    Cold-blooded, smooth-faced, placid miscreant!
       Dabbling its sleek young hands in Erin's gore,
      And thus for wider carnage taught to pant,
       Transferr'd to gorge upon a sister shore...

                   from "Don Juan," Byron (1824)
   
"Miscreant" and "taught to pant" are a good near rhyme.


Mom says that Amos owes me an apology. And a lot of punitive damages.


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

The struggle finally drove him barmy
And he ran off and jined the Army
Where arguments, both large and small,
Brought him into the Stockade last Fall.


The struggle finally drove him barmy
And he ran off and jined the Army.
There, squabbles he so often made
They pitched his ass in the stockade.

Rapaire, your rhymes don't even rhyme, ptui on them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:55 PM

I do hope he wrote it down rather then bringing it up and depositing on the screen; but that's moot.

"stockade" just doesn't rhyme with twig


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:43 PM

The Army has many things
Rifles, Humvees, and tanks:
But to have a brig
They must borrow it
From the Navy and Marines.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:43 PM

I knew that. Pardon my technical innacuracy. I guess it spoils the whole piece. Sigh. Well, back to the drawing board.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:15 PM

Amos, you wrote:

The struggle finally drove him barmy
And he ran off and jined the Army
Where arguments, both small and big,
Led him at last into the brig.



That's why I asked about the brig in the Army. You brought it up.


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

IS that what they are to be called? It has a certain wistful charm.

We could name them Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top and Bottom if there were enough of them. Has anyone figured out a way to count them? And--I blush to ask, but it should be knwon--are they...um...entangled?



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 11:25 AM

Did anyone feed the Gluonlings?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 10:42 AM

And LH--the style of the banter you and Iw ere lately emulating is not medieval, but Elizabethan, most of our familiarity with it being a gift from the renowned playwright Wm Shaxpeere of that time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 10:32 AM

VERY good, Rapaire. Bravo.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 10:20 AM

Wow, Rapaire!!

That's pretty powful stuff....



:)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:36 AM

He marched down, he marched up,
Turned out as on parade:
A loaded shotgun in his hands
He guarded the stockade.

And from behind the wire rose
Many lamentations rude,
Gnashing teeth and wailing screams --
And suggestions very crude.

"Oh when will miscreants ever learn?"
He asked himself each day.
"They do not know and do not care,
But, like asses, always bray.

"Since they cannot grasp the ying and yang
That make up our existence,
Or understand the paradox
Of listening to the silence,

"Why should I not end their misery?
'Tis quite within my power."
And he chambered a round of double-ought
To shoot into their bower.

"But hold!" he said unto himself.
"To shoot them would be mean,
They all are human after all
And the shotgun I must then clean."

And so he held his fire and pity showed
(As one fully human would)
And contemplating life's complexities
He pondered "may" and "should".

          --A. G. Overcloak, Rhymes For The Restless


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 09:27 AM

Heh! Don't you love the way people slagged each other off in medieval times, Amos? It sure puts the present witless repartee of worthies like Shane McBride to shame!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 08:33 AM

Wel, no. But, I may ask, what is your point?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 01:06 AM

Amos, do they have a "brig" in the Army?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:47 AM

LOL!

Verily, sir, thou dost sow the seeds of thine own early demise in those ill-sought words! I shall return on the morrow girded for battle and thou shalt eat them. A cold meal to be sure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:30 AM

Go to, thou art a used wineskin, a wasted bit of boarfat not meet for hounds. Thou knowest full thou didst mistake thy where and thy wherefore, wherefore thou dost in giant clouds of drivel raise protest. Wert thou a candle thou wouldst shed no light; a cupboard, an' thou wouldst be bare; a glass, then empty of all good sport. Go thou to the Father and confess thy sins in good faith and be thou well-shrived, ere thou turn well-shriveled. Go to, thou clubfoot, thou jackanapes. Get thee to confession.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 12:00 AM

So, you, object, to, my, misplaced, comma, do, you Amos? ;-) Get thee to a monastery, thou churl, thou vile cutpurse, and adorn thyself in sackcloth and ashes for the nonce. Thou art akin to a vile humour, weighing heavily upon the shrinking air and thou dost offend my senses most greivously. Therefore avaunt, scoundrel! Get thee hence, lest I with a bare bodkin put final surcease to thy wretched existence here and now and leave thee as offal for the carrion birds!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 11:57 PM

There was an old librarian
Of spirit all contrarian
Whose fondest pleasure was to split
All points of view by opposites.

This bookish soul, with verve electric
Did so pursue the dialectic
That all his friends, and his poor Missus
Were swamped with his antitheses!

And while he dusted books and files
He contemplated, with a smile,
(Arranging tomes upon a shelf)
Learning to contradict himself!!

But when he'd try he'd find confusion,
And could not divide his inner fusion
And though he roared with temper splenic,
It only made him schizophrenic.

He'd argue pro, then argue con
He'd move things off and put them on
But somehow found he never could
Believe the bad while preaching good.

And nor, which he found just as sad,
Believe the good while preaching bad!
And sorely though his ego pricked
He could his Self not contradict!!

The struggle finally drove him barmy
And he ran off and jined the Army
Where arguments, both small and big,
Led him at last into the brig.

And there he sat, at even tide,
Argued up points, and took up sides,
But though he leaped and cursed and roared
He with himself stayed in concord.

Alloyisius Tabernacle Quire
Ballads from Pocatello
Legion Press, 1938


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 09:03 PM

Amos,
                         I             don't
                   think                that
                      I                     am
                        but             you
                           never know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 04:46 PM

So, Rapaire...you do know you're talking in circles, right?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 04:45 PM

Oh, LH. Surely you know there should be no comma in that sentence. And you know perfectly well wherefore he is Gluon--you were a member of the MOAB when he was named. Why do you ask why? Wherefore art thou Little Hawk?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 04:07 PM

"Wherefore art thou, Gluon?"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 03:59 PM

I dunno...why would you??


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 01:34 PM

I have no idea, Rapaire...why would you?




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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 01:02 PM

Why would I harm one of Gluon's offspring?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 11:25 AM

I woudl expect Rapaire is old enough and brave enough to say "puppy pee" without flinching. After all he has all those guns and everything.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 11:10 AM

Are you trying to tell us about pup-pee?

It's an occupational hazard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 09:16 AM

I thin it was more a replling concept. I'm sure you've kept up in that art.




A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 09:01 AM

Handling myself in what way, Amos? I haven't rappelled in years -- is that what you mean?


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