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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: 17 Jun 05 - 03:11 PM

CP/M??? Yahoo!! PIP a* b*!! My old Osborne 1 ran it like a champ...well, maybe more like a lawnmower or a steam-powered automobile, a little chuffy and huffy and grindy, but it ran it. WordStar, VisiCalc and BASIC and I was in pig heaven. 64K of RAM, too!! LOL!!!

BS, as any good practitioner knows, is quark-like in its multidimensionality, violating the known dimesnions of the continuum of Ordinary Significance at every opportunity. This is why good BSers are so blithe as they leap from string to string completely ignoring the ordinary protocols of Proper Spacetime Meaning. This is also why these jolly scarpers upset ordinary folks so much -- they tremble in their boots at the notion that not only their territory but also every map they own can be rendered useless by a single twist of the subjunctive Mighta-Muumuu or the Terrible Willbe-Was oscillator. Gives' em the Pandimensional Relativistic Heebie Jeebies of the lower thesaurus and wrecks their complacent epistimologies in a heartbeat, it do. Brainwaves scattering like stardust. Turrible.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 03:44 PM

8100! (?)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 03:51 PM

Question mark was because the 'Cat was loading so slow I thought someone else (whose initials are Flamenco Ted) might get in ahead of me.

The recent meltdown seems to have had an effect on the MOAB. Just now it was showing the earliest date as April 5, 2005. All of the pages of messages appear, but the first page doesn't show the Khandu starter post.

We need to immediately ask Max and Joe to read through the thread and rearrange the posts in the correct order! Absolute priority!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 04:05 PM

YOU tell 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 04:30 PM

Congratulations, Stilly, on achieving
8100. May your children grow up to
be a credit to you and vice-versa.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 08:01 PM

In other strange-quark news-quark....


An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton.
Quarks are subatomic particles that form the building blocks of atoms. How quarks assemble into protons and neutrons, and what holds them together, is not clearly understood. New experimental results are providing part of the answer.

The experiment, called G-Zero, was performed at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. Designed to probe proton structure, specifically the contribution of strange quarks, the experiment has involved an international group of 108 scientists from 19 institutions. Steve Williamson, a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the experiment coordinator.

"The G-Zero experiment provided a much broader view of the small-scale structure of the proton," said Doug Beck, a physicist at Illinois and spokesman for the experiment. "While our results agree with hints from previous experiments, the new findings are significantly more extensive and provide a much clearer picture."

Beck will present the experimental results at a seminar at the Jefferson facility Friday morning. Also on Friday, the researchers will submit a paper describing the results to the journal Physical Review Letters. The paper will be posted on the physics archive (under "nuclear experiment") at http://www.arxiv.org.

The centerpiece of the G-Zero experiment is a doughnut-shaped superconducting magnet 14 feet in diameter that was designed and tested by physicists at Illinois including Ron Laszewski, now retired. The 100,000-pound magnet took three years to build.

In the experiment, an intense beam of polarized electrons was scattered off liquid hydrogen targets located in the magnet's core. Detectors, mounted around the perimeter of the magnet, recorded the number and position of the scattered particles. The researchers then used mathematical models to retrace the particles' paths to determine their momenta.

"There is a lot of energy inside a proton," Beck said. "Some of that energy can change back and forth into particles called strange quarks." Unlike the three quarks (two "up" and one "down") that are always present in a proton, strange quarks can pop in and out of existence.

"Because of the equivalence of mass and energy, the energy fields in the proton can sometimes manifest themselves as these 'part-time' quarks," Beck said. "This is the first time we observed strange quarks in this context, and it is the first time we measured how often this energy manifested itself as particles under normal circumstances."

The results are helping scientists better understand how one of the pieces of the Standard Model is put together. The Standard Model unifies three forces: electromagnetism, the weak nuclear interaction and the strong nuclear interaction.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 08:34 PM

Gravity! What about gravity? And does this mean that Gluon's voice will change?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 08:43 PM

QUarkkk. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 12:17 AM

LIGHT MAY ARISE FROM TINY RELATIVITY VIOLATIONS, according to a new
theory. Speaking most recently at last month's American Physical
Society meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical
Physics in Nebraska, Alan Kostelecky of Indiana University (812
855-1485, KOSTELEC@INDIANA.EDU) described how light might exist as a
result of breaking an assumption of relativity theory known as
Lorentz symmetry. In Lorentz symmetry, the laws of physics stay the
same even when you change the orientation of a physical system (such
as a barbell-shaped molecule) or alter its velocity. According to
special relativity, the speed of light is the same in every
direction, a notion that current experiments verify to a few parts
in 10^16. However, if physicists find variations in the speed of
light with direction, this would provide evidence for broken Lorentz
symmetry, which would radically revise notions of the universe.
Broken Lorentz symmetry would give spacetime a preferred direction.
In its simplest form, broken Lorentz symmetry could be visualized as
a field of vectors (arrows) existing everywhere in the universe. In
such a picture, objects might behave slightly differently depending
upon their orientation with respect to the vectors.

In a recent
paper, published in Physical Review D (Bluhm and Kostelecky,
Physical Review D, 71, 065008, published 22 March 2005), the authors
propose that the veryexistence of light is made possible through a
vector field arising
from broken Lorentz symmetry. In this picture, light is a
shimmering of the vector field analogous to a wave blowing through a
field of grain (see animation at
http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~kostelec/faq.html).

The researchers
have shown that this picture would hold in empty space as well as in
the presence of gravity (curved spacetime) which is often ignored in
conventional theories of light. This theory is in contrast to the
conventional view of light, which arises in a space without a
preferred direction and as a result of underlying symmetries in
particles and force fields. Kostelecky says that the new theory can
be tested by looking for minute changes in the way light interacts
with matter as the earth rotates (and changes its orientation with
respect to the putative vector field).

In addition, Kostelecky says
that neutrino oscillations might arise from interactions between
neutrinos and the background vector field, as opposed to the
conventional explanation, which invokes neutrino mass as the
explanation for the oscillations.



There ya go, then. Space is certainly not something to be made light of.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 12:25 PM

Oh dear, I have induced narcolepsis in the MOAB Continua!! How drastic, evil, degenerate, inconsiderate and bad of me.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 12:37 PM

Amos, it was a Friday night. What did you expect? I did skim it, right before I turned off the computer to head to bed. And realized I should have signed off and come back in disguise to offer an html rendition of Gluon's voice cracking.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 06:58 PM

No, just the 'act going down every time I tried MOAB. All that Gravity sucked it down the list....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 07:26 PM

If there are little relativity violations, why not BIG relativity violations? FTL? -- why not?

There was a young fellow named Fisk
Whose fencing was exceedingly brisk.
So fast was his action
The Fitzgerald Contraction
Turned his epee to a disk.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 11:06 PM

There was a young lady named Bright
Who could travel much faster than light.
She left here one day
In an Einsteinian way
And returned on the previous night.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 01:02 AM

I prefer a different mathematician's approach to gravity this evening:


You Are Old, Father William
(a parody, by Lewis Carroll, of course!)

"You are old, father William," the young man said,
   "And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head--
   Do you think, at your age, it is right?"

"In my youth," father William replied to his son,
   "I feared it might injure the brain;
But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
   Why, I do it again and again."

"You are old," said the youth, "as I mentioned before,
   And you have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door--
   Pray what is the reason for that?"

"In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
   "I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment - one shilling a box--
   Allow me to sell you a couple?"

"You are old," said the youth, "and your jaws are too weak
   For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak--
   Pray, how did you manage to do it?"

"In my youth," said his father, "I took to the law,
   And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
   Has lasted the rest of my life."

"You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
   That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose--
   What made you so awfully clever?"

"I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
   Said his father. "Don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
   Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 01:38 AM

Is this thread the codsack of Mudcat, where all the nuts hang out?
I started reading from the front and after several pages I began to skip a few, read, skip, read, skip until I finally got to this page. It looks like the last few thousand post have been made by a select few who are merely trying to impress one another with their wit, their wisdom and their smarts. So what have you accomplished if you are all so impressed with one another? This thread is like a club of teenagers that exists for no other purpose than to attempt to outdo each other. Hey, fellows, which of you can fart the loudest? Who has the biggest whangie? I know...let's all play "Can You Top This?"

I see some of you in other threads and often you say something worth reading, but here, you revert to your pimply faced, infantile, sophomoric pretensions. This thread is not even good bullshit.

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:23 AM

A brave sort, that GUEST G-spot. But by skipping around no one can understand MOAB. It must be read from the beginning, savored like fine wine and food, and digested and made part of the person reading it. No where else is Francis Bacon's statement that "some books are made to be digested" more true than in the MOAB.

And to truly understand the MOAB, the reader should completely understand each reference, each link. But above all, indeed far outreaching any thing else about the MOAB, the reader should realize from the outset that MOABites care deeply about Mother and don't really give a rat's ass what the casual reader thinks. And therein, dear reader, lies what is arguably the greatest strength of not only MOAB, but of all great literature.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:45 AM

Disclaimer: Nothing in my last post should be construed that guests are unwelcome visitors to MOAB or that MOABites consider guests to be an unwarranted and unnecessary intrusion by those whose mind cannot comprehend the total magificence of what has and is being built. Such construction may only be put upon my last post by those who cannot comprehend what they read, are terminally ignorant of the nuances of language, or both. Or neither, for matter. And nothing therein should be taken in any manner than confuses, in Pope's words, "The puppet with the puppeteer" (or something to that effect). Remember, objects in the mirror are much, much closer than they appear, to always wear clean underwear so that you won't be embarassed when it is cut off of you in the Emergency Room after the accident, that a penny saved is a penny earned, to floss regularily, and to never mix alcohol and gunpowder even if it seems like it would make a drink with one hellacious kick, because it doesn't. Take it from me, it doesn't, but it CAN ruin good whisky.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:27 AM

There is a flaw in your disclaimer and in your first response to me.
There is no "I" in "meat"!!

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:40 AM

an unwarranted and unnecessary intrusion

Maybe one of these?

Igneous Intrusion
An igneous intrusion (also called a laccolith or a plutonic formation) is a formation in which magma (molten rock) is trapped beneath the surface of the Earth and pushes the rock located above it into a dome shape. It has a flat base and a convex upper surface. The magma cools and solidifies, and eventually, it is exposed (as the fractured sedimentary rock above it erodes away).


"Who you calling an igneous intrusion?"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:55 AM

flat bottomed Jenny ?
the punters will be rolling in here now
rum


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,rumanci
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:57 AM

where'd my name go ?
sorry Mother


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:58 AM

A shining example of what I said in my original post. "Can You Top This?" The thing about this thread that is so ironic is that it is called "The Mother of all BS Threads" and it no longer makes even a small cow-pie. Do you think the "BS" stands for "Boy Scouts", because that is waht it seems we have here, a bunch of awkward, groping Boy Scouts on their first camp-out.\

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 11:07 AM

Irony, g-spot - you want irony?

The grenade exploded near my leg and now it is very irony (thanks brucie)

*goes off singing* f(l)at bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 12:19 PM

G-Spot--you are at an extreme disadvantage by entering the thread at this point. Reading the whole thing is the recommended approach, not skipping through at the high points (we don't have MOAB Cliff Notes) or stopping only at the decorative html. The database was scrambled last week, so what was an orderly progression of BS has been rototilled by Gluon's digging in the sub-atomic garden on Max's dining room table. The posts are out of order (literally as well as figuratively). I won't accuse you of having an orderly mind--were that the case, you'd have been charmed and completely swept away at the whimsical side of this group of professional and pseudo-intellectuals who amuse one another with this ongoing banter.

(Even the walking-talking-turd Martin Gibson tried breeching the BS walls and gave up.)

In MOAB poetical terms, please keep the following in mind:

A Parting Guest
--James Whitcomb Riley

What delightful hosts are they --
   Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
   This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
   Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
   And all gratitude, I stay
   Yet to press their hands and say,
"Thanks. -- So fine a time! Good night."

and if we happen to learn that you died, we'll be sure to run "A Parting Glass" here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 03:11 PM

Roll me over,
In the clover,
Roll me over, lay me down, and do it again!

I jisht came from the Tavern....

Hi there, Gluon! Wanna drink? Howsabout Everclear and heavy water, hmmm?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 03:22 PM

So you are telling me that the order of the posts here have been jumbled? Does that apply throughout the entirety of "MOAB" or is it restricted to this page?

Will it remain jumbled? If so, why keep it? Why not scrap very jumbled thread & begin anew?

Otherwise, those who venture in here as a newbie, as I am, shall never make sense of any of this or any other jumbled thread!

Would any of you, in this thread of BS Mom, step outside your BS persona for a moment and answer these serious questions?

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 03:41 PM

Stop and think a moment: walking to the front of the house during a running movie and asking the viewers to stop everything and explain how the projector works is a bit of an imposition. There are lots of pages here at Mudcat with the answers readily available. Tell you what I'll do. If you can figure out how to find them the answers are right under your nose.

Mudcat Troubles

Mudcat Shut Down

Working on the Mudcat - Overheating

Help threads


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 04:02 PM

OK, a serious answer.

Lots of threads have lost some posts in the recent database corruption, most commonly from one end or the other. Much of the time, for various reasons, this does not matter. The answers were elsewhere, or can be recreated, or the discussion has moved on. Many, many threads come up with intersting things that are, at most, tangentally related to the subject.

MOAB is a law unto itself. We merry few here use it as a world unto itself, an escape from the seriousness of the many issues floating in the BS section, and all those above the line. Here nothing is fixed, except the lack of a fixed theme. If you have scanned this thread, then you will have seen the stars of Shatner, Spatulas and Swedes wax and wane. We are loyal to MOAB, for we have seen mayflies of threads reach a few hundred posts and peter out, and we know that MOAB will be here, and we will take it to glory, and to stop that flaming ted getting post 10K....

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 04:30 PM

Very nice turn of phrase, there, B. Mayflies indeed!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 05:58 PM

Mayflies! -- and them's good bait! Trout'll just gobble 'em up like popcorn at the movies, if trout ever went to movies, which they don't, at least as far as I know. But if fish have schools, why shouldn't they go to movies? They must need something to do when school's out -- what's a fish gonna do, go swimming? Cut the grass? Go fishing? Take up banjo? Play basketball in the 'hood? Movies have to be the answer.

The question then is: what films would fish watch? That stupid thing with Don Knotts? Moby-Dick? 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea? Going After Nemo (or whatever that was called)? The Little Mermaid -- and could this be some sort of fishy skin flick? The Sea Wolf?

I think it would be Moby-Dick, for the same reason that Navajos watch Cheyenne Autumn and, of course, Moby gets to wipe out almost everyone on Peapod or whatever that whaling ship was called.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:23 PM

Pe-quod Pe-erat Pee Demonstrarum, Pe-brainiac!

QEDP.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:33 PM

I think if they're smart, they'd go see the movie A Fish Called Wanda, though there is violence toward fishes.

Fish flicks, for your piscatorial pleasure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:02 PM

G-spot you want some good bullshit going on around here huh? Me too. I'll give you some bull. This comes without pretense or competition. Just give a click here


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:28 PM

Fundamentals of Fish Spoilage??? Betcha that one took lots of Oscars.

My father served in the Pacific Theater.

All this time I've assumed that that name refered to the area of the Pacific where WW2 was fought. I have now seen the light and realize that what is being communicated was that my very own father was not in the Army in WW2, but was actually an usher in a movie house for fish which was located in the Pacific Ocean! And all the other "Theaters" are likewise places where fish watch flicks!

Why, you may ask, has this coverup been going on? Why for the last 60 or more years has the US Government hidden The Truth from the American people (and everyone else, for that matter)?

Simple: tippy top secret US Navy research back in the late 1920s and early 1930s proved conclusively that fish were smarter than people, and the US Government "created" WW2 as a gigantic coverup. The Government, in its wisdom, knew that people around the world would panic if The Truth was told. Instead, in cooperation with the Bavarian Illuminati and the Group of Seven and the Freemasons and the Bohemian Club and the IOOF and the Knights of Columbus (which organizations basically run the world today and always have), people worldwide were subjected to subtle sublimial programming during the movies "Going My Way," "The Song of Bernadette," "Gentle Comrade," "Gone With the Wind, "The Wizard of Oz," and "Steamboat Willie." This programming made everyone think that a war had been fought, when actually fish had quietly taken over the reins of power! Today, fish are in charge in every nation on the globe and are pushing their Agenda. PETA wants a ban on fishing; "Save The Whales" is triumphing; dolphins and porpoises are actually thought to be at least a little bit intelligent, "catch and release" is chanted like some sort of religious prayer -- and if this isn't proof enough, Fish and Game Departments across the globe have set up "limits" to the number of fish which can be caught!!!

Well, now that's all cleared up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 11:01 PM

Copper River salmon are in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:13 AM

YEAH!! I've got some in the freezer. I've also got some Stikyahoodi (or whatever the name of that place is where they haven't fished salmon in 20 years) salmon. Gimme the wild stuff every time! (Try a salmon sauce composed of sour cream, sugar and a touch of salt. It's really good.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:24 AM

no wild salmon in my neck of the woods - but I was weeding the graden and found a bunch of wild strawberries.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:38 AM

I see in another thread where the famous Moabite stone has been found in the Middle East (actually it was found some time ago).

Is this BWL, or some other Moabite Stone?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:42 AM

Is that the MOABITE stone that allowed the translation of the graffiti in the privies of the workers that built the pyramids?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 10:48 AM

I'm glad they found it, 'cause I for one want it returned to Mother where it belongs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 11:28 AM

I always though that when that bunch of independance minded Freds, after outwitting Gluon the guard dog, who got distracted whilst trying to decide if his tail existed, so he could chase it, stole the stone from under the throne of MOAB, and hid it behind that waterfall on the Stilly River, Rapiere recoved a fake and the real one was being held in waiting to crown Bonnie Prince Kandhu when he returns.

Or is that just what we tell the tourists, along with the superior flavour of the anticlockwise haggis and such like?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 11:49 AM

Or is that just what we tell the tourists, along with the superior flavour of the anticlockwise haggis and such like?

well, y'know - there is a grain off truth in even the silliest of stories - even ones told to tourists.

truth is , it's the sage growing along the Stilly River that gives the haggi that graze there their superior flavour.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 12:59 PM

I was attacked by a wild haggis over the weekend. I barely escaped with my life! Fortunately, I was hiking along with Alex MacCushla (THE MacCushla, hereditary and titular head of the Idaho Sept) and he whipped out a set of pipes and a bottle of Drambuie faster'n you can say "Cha d'fhag claidheamh Fhinn riamh fuigheall beuma." He threw the Drambuie at the haggis, which snagged it with a pseudopod and emptied into its mouth full of jagged, yellow teeth (haggis have yellow teeth from chewing tobacco). As the haggis was downing the drink, Alex began piping "Johnny Cope." The haggis dropped me at the third note and came to a rigid attention, just as if it were in some Highland Regiment. I, of course, ran like hell; Alex segued into a lullabye and after the haggis was snoring beat feet outa there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 03:02 PM

William Shatner will outlive this thread. Ya know why?

1. He's deathless.

2. He loads faster.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 04:05 PM

Hey, I can get loaded pretty dang fast myself. And I don't plan on dying. And no, I assure you that I am most certainly NOT William Shatner.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 04:53 PM

That was a pretty haggard haggis by the time you finished with him, Rapaire.

Sorry to report, but sage as a plant doesn't grow well alongside the Stillaguamish. It's a little too wet.

Sage (as in a wise person) thrives there!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 06:16 PM

Them haggi are prit near an endangered species out here in Idaho. Usually they're pretty shy an' don't bother nobody. Thisun mighta been rabid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 06:34 PM

'Course, the same can be said of Demmycrats and MacCushlas....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 07:46 PM

The only thing I have seen worthwhile on this page is Little Hawk's Shatner comments, with which I agree totally.

The rest is mere drivel; boys trying to convince the others that their's is the biggest plow and girls who giggle at their antics.

Such silliness is this!

The Mother of all Stupid Silliness.

GS


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