Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121] [122] [123] [124] [125] [126] [127] [128] [129] [130] [131] [132] [133] [134] [135] [136] [137] [138] [139] [140] [141] [142] [143] [144] [145] [146] [147] [148] [149] [150] [151] [152] [153] [154] [155] [156] [157] [158] [159] [160] [161] [162] [163] [164] [165] [166] [167] [168] [169] [170] [171] [172] [173] [174] [175] [176] [177] [178] [179] [180] [181] [182] [183] [184] [185] [186] [187] [188] [189] [190] [191] [192] [193] [194] [195] [196] [197] [198] [199] [200] [201] [202] [203] [204] [205] [206] [207] [208] [209] [210] [211] [212] [213] [214] [215] [216] [217] [218] [219] [220] [221] [222] [223] [224] [225] [226] [227] [228] [229] [230] [231] [232] [233] [234] [235] [236] [237] [238] [239] [240] [241] [242] [243] [244] [245] [246] [247] [248] [249] [250] [251] [252] [253] [254] [255] [256] [257] [258] [259] [260] [261] [262] [263] [264] [265] [266] [267] [268] [269] [270] [271] [272] [273] [274] [275] [276] [277] [278] [279] [280] [281] [282] [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288] [289] [290] [291] [292] [293] [294] [295] [296] [297] [298] [299] [300] [301] [302] [303] [304] [305] [306] [307] [308] [309] [310] [311] [312] [313] [314] [315] [316] [317] [318] [319] [320] [321] [322] [323] [324] [325] [326] [327] [328] [329] [330] [331] [332] [333] [334] [335] [336] [337] [338] [339] [340] [341] [342] [343] [344] [345] [346] [347] [348] [349] [350] [351] [352] [353] [354] [355] [356] [357] [358] [359] [360] [361] [362] [363] [364] [365] [366] [367] [368] [369] [370] [371] [372] [373] [374] [375] [376] [377] [378] [379] [380] [381] [382] [383] [384] [385] [386] [387] [388] [389] [390] [391] [392] [393] [394] [395] [396] [397] [398] [399] [400] [401] [402] [403] [404] [405] [406] [407] [408] [409] [410] [411] [412] [413] [414] [415] [416] [417] [418] [419] [420] [421] [422] [423] [424] [425] [426] [427] [428] [429] [430] [431] [432] [433] [434] [435] [436] [437] [438] [439] [440] [441] [442] [443] [444] [445] [446] [447] [448] [449] [450] [451] [452] [453] [454] [455] [456] [457] [458] [459] [460] [461] [462] [463] [464] [465] [466] [467] [468] [469] [470] [471] [472] [473] [474] [475] [476] [477] [478] [479] [480] [481] [482] [483] [484] [485] [486] [487] [488] [489] [490] [491] [492] [493] [494] [495] [496] [497] [498] [499] [500] [501] [502] [503] [504] [505] [506] [507] [508] [509] [510] [511] [512] [513] [514] [515] [516] [517] [518] [519] [520] [521] [522] [523] [524] [525] [526] [527] [528] [529] [530] [531] [532] [533] [534] [535] [536] [537] [538] [539] [540] [541] [542] [543] [544] [545] [546] [547] [548] [549] [550] [551] [552] [553] [554] [555] [556] [557] [558] [559] [560] [561] [562] [563] [564] [565] [566] [567] [568] [569] [570] [571] [572] [573] [574] [575] [576] [577] [578] [579] [580] [581] [582] [583] [584] [585] [586] [587] [588] [589] [590] [591] [592] [593] [594] [595] [596] [597] [598] [599] [600] [601] [602] [603] [604] [605] [606] [607] [608] [609] [610] [611] [612] [613] [614] [615] [616] [617] [618] [619] [620] [621] [622] [623] [624] [625] [626] [627] [628] [629] [630] [631] [632] [633] [634] [635] [636] [637] [638] [639] [640] [641] [642] [643] [644] [645] [646] [647] [648] [649] [650] [651] [652] [653] [654] [655] [656] [657] [658] [659] [660] [661] [662] [663] [664] [665] [666] [667] [668] [669] [670] [671] [672] [673] [674] [675] [676] [677] [678] [679] [680] [681] [682] [683] [684] [685] [686] [687] [688] [689] [690] [691] [692] [693] [694] [695] [696] [697] [698] [699] [700] [701] [702] [703] [704] [705] [706] [707] [708] [709] [710] [711] [712] [713] [714] [715] [716] [717] [718] [719] [720] [721] [722] [723] [724] [725] [726] [727] [728] [729] [730] [731] [732] [733] [734] [735] [736] [737] [738] [739] [740] [741] [742] [743] [744] [745] [746] [747] [748] [749] [750] [751] [752] [753] [754] [755] [756] [757] [758] [759] [760] [761] [762] [763] [764] [765] [766] [767] [768] [769] [770] [771] [772] [773] [774] [775] [776] [777] [778] [779] [780] [781] [782] [783] [784] [785] [786] [787] [788] [789] [790] [791] [792] [793] [794] [795] [796] [797] [798] [799] [800] [801] [802] [803] [804] [805] [806] [807] [808] [809] [810] [811] [812] [813] [814] [815] [816] [817] [818] [819] [820] [821] [822] [823] [824] [825] [826] [827] [828] [829] [830] [831] [832] [833] [834] [835] [836] [837] [838] [839] [840] [841] [842] [843] [844] [845] [846] [847] [848] [849] [850] [851] [852] [853] [854] [855] [856] [857] [858] [859] [860] [861] [862] [863] [864] [865] [866] [867] [868] [869] [870] [871] [872] [873] [874] [875] [876] [877] [878] [879] [880] [881] [882] [883] [884] [885] [886] [887] [888] [889] [890] [891] [892] [893] [894] [895] [896] [897] [898] [899] [900] [901] [902] [903] [904] [905] [906] [907] [908] [909] [910] [911] [912] [913] [914] [915] [916] [917] [918] [919] [920] [921] [922] [923] [924] [925] [926] [927] [928] [929] [930] [931] [932] [933] [934] [935] [936] [937] [938] [939] [940] [941] [942] [943] [944] [945] [946] [947] [948] [949] [950] [951] [952] [953] [954] [955] [956] [957] [958] [959] [960] [961] [962] [963] [964] [965] [966] [967] [968] [969] [970] [971] [972] [973] [974] [975] [976] [977] [978] [979] [980] [981] [982] [983] [984] [985] [986] [987] [988] [989] [990] [991] [992] [993] [994] [995] [996] [997] [998] [999] [1000] [1001] [1002] [1003] [1004] [1005] [1006] [1007] [1008] [1009] [1010] [1011] [1012] [1013] [1014] [1015] [1016] [1017] [1018] [1019] [1020] [1021] [1022] [1023] [1024] [1025] [1026] [1027] [1028] [1029] [1030] [1031] [1032] [1033] [1034] [1035] [1036] [1037] [1038] [1039] [1040] [1041] [1042] [1043] [1044] [1045] [1046] [1047] [1048] [1049] [1050] [1051] [1052] [1053] [1054] [1055] [1056] [1057] [1058] [1059] [1060] [1061] [1062] [1063] [1064] [1065] [1066] [1067] [1068] [1069] [1070] [1071] [1072] [1073] [1074] [1075] [1076] [1077] [1078] [1079] [1080] [1081] [1082] [1083] [1084] [1085] [1086] [1087] [1088] [1089] [1090] [1091] [1092] [1093] [1094] [1095] [1096] [1097] [1098] [1099] [1100] [1101] [1102] [1103] [1104] [1105] [1106] [1107] [1108] [1109] [1110] [1111] [1112] [1113] [1114] [1115] [1116] [1117] [1118] [1119] [1120] [1121] [1122] [1123] [1124] [1125] [1126] [1127] [1128] [1129] [1130] [1131] [1132] [1133] [1134]


BS: The Mother of all BS threads

MMario 10 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM
Amos 10 Mar 10 - 11:47 AM
Rapparee 10 Mar 10 - 11:30 AM
Acme 10 Mar 10 - 10:58 AM
Eiseley 10 Mar 10 - 10:24 AM
Eiseley 10 Mar 10 - 09:59 AM
Amos 10 Mar 10 - 08:58 AM
Janie 09 Mar 10 - 11:16 PM
Rapparee 09 Mar 10 - 11:15 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 09:18 PM
Rapparee 09 Mar 10 - 08:21 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 06:58 PM
Rapparee 09 Mar 10 - 06:42 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 06:36 PM
gnu 09 Mar 10 - 05:24 PM
Acme 09 Mar 10 - 05:20 PM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 05:18 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 05:13 PM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 05:10 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 03:15 PM
Eiseley 09 Mar 10 - 01:42 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 01:34 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 01:08 PM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 01:01 PM
Eiseley 09 Mar 10 - 12:32 PM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 12:02 PM
Acme 09 Mar 10 - 11:58 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 11:47 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 11:38 AM
Rapparee 09 Mar 10 - 11:36 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 11:14 AM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 11:13 AM
Eiseley 09 Mar 10 - 10:59 AM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 10:59 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 10:22 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 09:26 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 08:35 AM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 10 - 12:54 AM
Amos 08 Mar 10 - 11:21 PM
Rapparee 08 Mar 10 - 10:52 PM
Rapparee 08 Mar 10 - 10:51 PM
Rapparee 08 Mar 10 - 10:49 PM
Amos 08 Mar 10 - 08:03 PM
Eiseley 08 Mar 10 - 07:41 PM
Acme 08 Mar 10 - 01:58 PM
Amos 08 Mar 10 - 12:52 PM
Little Hawk 08 Mar 10 - 12:27 PM
MMario 08 Mar 10 - 12:04 PM
Little Hawk 08 Mar 10 - 11:42 AM
MMario 08 Mar 10 - 11:14 AM
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:






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

I've run this post of Amos's through every translaTOR i CAN find and I STILL don't know what language he posted it in...

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos - PM
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:34 PM

We should all aspire to excellence in BS, and one of our many sources of information should include knowing all the gossip about every number we use.

This post will probably be 34561. 561, now, just for example, is square free AND a Carmichael number, a sort of pseudo-prime.

"The composite integer n is a Carmichael number if bn-1 = 1 (mod n) for every integer b which is relatively prime with n.

Carmichael numbers behave like prime numbers with respect to the most useful primality test, that is they pretend to be prime."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

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

Twenty-one guns? For a goldfish? That's a fish story, sure!!


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 11:30 AM

When I return to Pocatello on Monday next, I shall have the Idaho Legion fire a 21 gun salute, assuming they can find the blank ammunition. The City has told them in no uncertain terms that using live ammunition will no longer be tolerated and could result in a fine of no more than $25.00 according to city ordinances.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 10:58 AM

Thank you. You no doubt noticed that we do pay a lot of attention to numbers here. In passing, anyway.

Janie, sorry about the fish. I had to euthanize a fish of my daughter's a few years ago. She was away at college, but the fish had remained at home. It had something that made its scales look kind of like a pine cone (can't remember what it was now, but research showed survival was impossible). I still have the clove oil around here somewhere, but the vodka was long since finished off. Even though it was just a little fish she'd had for a year or two, it was a sad occasion. Losing the cats was harder, but the fish didn't go unnoticed.

Better close the windows on the west side of the house, MOM, a thunderstorm is rolling over the top of us again. This is our "20%" chance of rain again today.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 10:24 AM

Dear Stilly River Sage,
Your post requesting the palindrome 37573 just happened to be post number 34567. I did not want this event to go completely unnoticed.
Yours,
Eiseley


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 09:59 AM

Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us.
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
The moon, o'er the combers, looks downward to find us
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.
Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow;
Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!
The storm shall not wake thee, no shark overtake thee.
Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.

Rudyard Kipling

I think this applies to a different kind of burial, but the sentiments still apply.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 08:58 AM

Amen. A fish without pretense, without language, without revenue or conceit, now out of water for the last time. May he freeze in peace.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:16 PM

NuNu the Goldfish died peacefully at home of old age on March 8, 2010. S/He was 12 years old. First pet and companion of Sum Yung Sun, Nu-Nu entered our lives late one Sunday in May of 1997 when a tired looking but kindly Carney lady handed over an inch long feeder fish in a water-filled baggie to a 4 year old at his first carnival, telling him he had almost got the coin in one of plates, and his effort deserved a prize. S/He grew and prospered, graduating to larger bowls, then to progressively larger aquariums as the distance increased between his gills and tail. He fiercely opposed all efforts to provide him with goldfish companions over the years, but did not seem to much mind the cat who perched for hours daily on the aquarium lid, occasionally squeezing a paw through the gap between the filter/pump and lid. He survived algae blooms, power outages in the dead of winter, aquarium leaks, and over-feeding. NuNu was approximately 7 inches long at the time of his death.

His body will lie in state in the freezer until the soil warms in spring, when he will be interred beneath the planting hole of a German Johnson tomato. A memorial service will be held sometime in early July, by invitation only, depending on how many tomatoes are ripe at that time.

May S/He rest in peace.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:15 PM

Good. You know your place, sirrah. Remember it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 09:18 PM

Oh, I am so very sorry, Sir. I'll just bustle right off this here sidewalk, sir, and pull on me forelock all the while...

LOL!!



A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 08:21 PM

Have a care sir, lest you offend me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 06:58 PM

You are a cross-eyed misanthropic minicephalic creosote-eaing mugwump. I made no translation from the Irish.

If you don't like Google Transvestite's attitude, take it up with the boys in San Jose.

And I correct my typo upthread:

All the interesting numbers defined from perfect to practical to odious and evil. More than you imagined you could want to know to any power.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 06:42 PM

Your translation from the Irish is still wrong, Amos, and time will not correct you it. That is something only you can do, for you must make amends for the errors you create in the Universe I have created. If you do not, your soul will become warped and twisted and mangled until it looks like a "Before" photo of Ebenezer Scrooge.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 06:36 PM

All the interesting numbers defined from perfect to practical to odious and evil. More than you imagined you could want to know to any power.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:24 PM

Hmmm... I think somebody is well primed. Well 'iled me zon.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:20 PM

Dibs on any of those palindromes. 37573 might wobble a little, but it should still spin.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:18 PM

I have no intention of fucking with prime numbers, sir...nor do I wish to multiply. There are enough people here already.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:13 PM

In the world of numbers, that which is Prime may not be fucked with, that's why.

Go forth, and multiply.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 05:10 PM

"Why?"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 03:15 PM

Between now and the Truly Glorious Forty of Kay we have a number of primes to look forward to.

34583 34589 34591 34603 34607 34613 34631 34649
34651 34667 34673 34679 34687 34693 34703 34721 34729 34739
34747 34757 34759 34763 34781 34807 34819 34841 34843 34847
34849 34871 34877 34883 34897 34913 34919 34939 34949 34961
34963 34981 35023 35027 35051 35053 35059 35069 35081 35083
35089 35099 35107 35111 35117 35129 35141 35149 35153 35159
35171 35201 35221 35227 35251 35257 35267 35279 35281 35291
35311 35317 35323 35327 35339 35353 35363 35381 35393 35401
35407 35419 35423 35437 35447 35449 35461 35491 35507 35509
35521 35527 35531 35533 35537 35543 35569 35573 35591 35593
35597 35603 35617 35671 35677 35729 35731 35747 35753 35759
35771 35797 35801 35803 35809 35831 35837 35839 35851 35863
35869 35879 35897 35899 35911 35923 35933 35951 35963 35969
35977 35983 35993 35999 36007 36011 36013 36017 36037 36061
36067 36073 36083 36097 36107 36109 36131 36137 36151 36161
36187 36191 36209 36217 36229 36241 36251 36263 36269 36277
36293 36299 36307 36313 36319 36341 36343 36353 36373 36383
36389 36433 36451 36457 36467 36469 36473 36479 36493 36497
36523 36527 36529 36541 36551 36559 36563 36571 36583 36587
36599 36607 36629 36637 36643 36653 36671 36677 36683 36691
36697 36709 36713 36721 36739 36749 36761 36767 36779 36781
36787 36791 36793 36809 36821 36833 36847 36857 36871 36877
36887 36899 36901 36913 36919 36923 36929 36931 36943 36947
36973 36979 36997 37003 37013 37019 37021 37039 37049 37057
37061 37087 37097 37117 37123 37139 37159 37171 37181 37189
37199 37201 37217 37223 37243 37253 37273 37277 37307 37309
37313 37321 37337 37339 37357 37361 37363 37369 37379 37397
37409 37423 37441 37447 37463 37483 37489 37493 37501 37507
37511 37517 37529 37537 37547 37549 37561 37567 37571 37573
37579 37589 37591 37607 37619 37633 37643 37649 37657 37663
37691 37693 37699 37717 37747 37781 37783 37799 37811 37813
37831 37847 37853 37861 37871 37879 37889 37897 37907 37951
37957 37963 37967 37987 37991 37993 37997 38011 38039 38047
38053 38069 38083 38113 38119 38149 38153 38167 38177 38183
38189 38197 38201 38219 38231 38237 38239 38261 38273 38281
38287 38299 38303 38317 38321 38327 38329 38333 38351 38371
38377 38393 38431 38447 38449 38453 38459 38461 38501 38543
38557 38561 38567 38569 38593 38603 38609 38611 38629 38639
38651 38653 38669 38671 38677 38693 38699 38707 38711 38713
38723 38729 38737 38747 38749 38767 38783 38791 38803 38821
38833 38839 38851 38861 38867 38873 38891 38903 38917 38921
38923 38933 38953 38959 38971 38977 38993 39019 39023 39041
39043 39047 39079 39089 39097 39103 39107 39113 39119 39133
39139 39157 39161 39163 39181 39191 39199 39209 39217 39227
39229 39233 39239 39241 39251 39293 39301 39313 39317 39323
39341 39343 39359 39367 39371 39373 39383 39397 39409 39419
39439 39443 39451 39461 39499 39503 39509 39511 39521 39541
39551 39563 39569 39581 39607 39619 39623 39631 39659 39667
39671 39679 39703 39709 39719 39727 39733 39749 39761 39769
39779 39791 39799 39821 39827 39829 39839 39841 39847 39857
39863 39869 39877 39883 39887 39901 39929 39937 39953 39971
39979 39983 39989 40009


to be precise.

Thanks, Ms Eisely!

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:42 PM

This site should be helpful in determining future post numbers of note:
http://primes.utm.edu/lists/small/10000.txt


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:34 PM

We should all aspire to excellence in BS, and one of our many sources of information should include knowing all the gossip about every number we use.

This post will probably be 34561. 561, now, just for example, is square free AND a Carmichael number, a sort of pseudo-prime.

"The composite integer n is a Carmichael number if bn-1 = 1 (mod n) for every integer b which is relatively prime with n.

Carmichael numbers behave like prime numbers with respect to the most useful primality test, that is they pretend to be prime."

As for "34", it's a wild one: it is the smallest number with the property that it and its neighbors have the same number of divisors
# 34 is the magic constant of a 4 by 4 magic square
# 34 is the alphanumeric value of ONE.

Howja like THAT gossip?


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:08 PM

You will all be greatly relieved, I am sure, to learn that quantum cryptography protocol doesn't require shared reference frames. I had been a bit worried for Gluon's sake.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:01 PM

Chere Eisley: I have indeed swum in lakes and have faced tornados, if not forest fires, on the ocean. The simple reason of course is that forests do not grow in the ocean, aside from kelp forests which do not go in for the forest-fire shtick. But if I merited your rejoinder I would find it stunning, and I have decided never again to contemplate flying up any librarian's nose.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 12:32 PM

My comment expressed general disbelief that any creature, however small (or large) that had been granted the wings of a turtle-dove would be capable, much less desirous, of flying up the nose of any librarian, however long (or short) said nose may be. Actually, capability takes a lesser place here to advisability.

So, rendered out of Dutch (as you all knew, of course) is my exclamation:
What do you know about a forest fire on the ocean? You haven't even been swimming in a lake!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 12:02 PM

Well, that's a pretty good story, Amos.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:58 AM

If you're too lazy to go out to Google Translate and just try the Mudcat translate link you're not likely to get something that can be flogged into meaning, at least not with that last batch. Or so it seems. I have been dumbing down some of the Google toolbar links, but perhaps I should put that icon back.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:47 AM

I rest my case; the cloudiness and pretentiousness of his simple retort are sans pareil.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:38 AM

LOL!! OK, Little Hawk, have it your way. Roger and Mimi actually made their living translating Washing Instruction labels into English for the Korean garment industry until they retired to live out of a small Winnebago and drive around the country together in 1992. They put a small punt on the roof of their WInnebago so he could go fishing at various ponds around the country and two lightweight bicycles on the rear, strapped to the spare. They were very happy, but Roger (who always enjoyed a lot of cholesterol) keeled over trying to find his way through the Beltway one summer as they were crossing DC on their way to Mimi's annual Cross-Stitching convention in east Annapolis. The heart attack was fatal, but the Winnebago survived because they had just pulled over to the shoulder in the middle of rush hour to unfold their map of Greater DC. Sobered and grieved, but courageous, Mimi soldiered on and to this day is a regular feature at Cross-Stitch conventions all across this great land of ours, as well as a regular attendee at Amway team rallies.
There never was a plastics vacuum-molding company in their lives. Mimico was their pet name for a ragged and surly calico cat who was put to sleep at the age of thirteen years and the weight of twenty-seven pounds just before they sold the house in White Plains to start their odyssey.



Ya like that better?


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:36 AM

Nicely put, Amos, but your translation is wrong.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:14 AM

Eisely:

This is a tradition into which we have been instructed by the fearless Rapaire, Master of all Things Cloudy and Pretentious: if you have nothing to say of much merit, just run it through Google translations and say it anyway. It will make you look very knowledgeable and no-one bothers to translate it back.

For the benefit of Anglophiles and Hsitory my two posts read:

"Up a long ladder and down a short rope
Here's to King Billy, to hell wit' the Pope.
An' if that won't do, we'll cut him in two,
And send him to hell with yer red white and blue."

...which I believe is an Irish Protestant prayer of some kind.

THe other one was a simple sentiment:

"If I had the wings of a turtle-dove,
I would fly up the long nose of a librarian."


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:13 AM

We can take that sort of thing in our stride, Eiseley. Most of us have already mastered disciplines such as reciting the multiplication tables backwards in order to retain our sanity during the water torture procedure.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:59 AM

Wat weet jij nu von een bosbrandt op see?
Je ben neet eens op een meer gezwommen!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:59 AM

WTF???? ;-) That is some other Mimico, Amos. The Mimico that I speak of is a featureless suburb west of Toronto. It's famous for being absolutely typical in every way possible.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:22 AM

Suas le Dréimire fada agus síos gairid téad

Seo a King Billy, agus chun thell leis an Pápa.

Agus más rud é nach mbeidh sé amhlaidh, beidh orainn a ghearradh air i dhá

Agus air a sheoladh chuig ifreann lena dearg, bán agus gorm.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 09:26 AM

Hvis jeg havde vinger af en skildpadde-due
Jeg ville flyve op ad den lange næse af en bibliotekar.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 08:35 AM

Mimico is actually a small unprofitable vacuum-molding plastics company out on RFD17 about eleven miles outside of Spawspot PA. It is a one-story shabby-looking industrial building set among unmowed weeds, with several cars and a bass trawler boat permanently parked in the rear parking lot. Mimico was founded in 1975 by Roger Mim and his wife Mimi of Spawspot. They still make a somewhat bumpy living turning out the upper halves of various beach balls and other inflatables.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 12:54 AM

Plan C is: move to Mimico and get a Dachshund. (Nothing ever happens in Mimico, so you'll be safe there...and you and your Dachshund will grow fat and happy together.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 11:21 PM

That's real friendly, Rapaire. Real nice.

Plan B, if you are ever in Pocatello, Idaho, is to book the next flight to San Diego, California.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 10:52 PM

grab the palindrome.

Eisley, iffen you're ever in Pocatello, Idaho look me up. I'll probably be at the Legion Hovel.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 10:51 PM

Ah, Mom. The days when they cared are long gone! But I remember, and so I shall


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 10:49 PM

Hey, Mom! I'm in Taos! Gonna go visit Georgia O'Keefe tomorrow -- she asked me to drop around for lunch "or something." Haven't seen her in a month of Sundays or more!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 08:03 PM

Well, anyone who can rhyme "Rapaire" with anything at all while disinfecting his noxious nihilistic narcissism has got to be all right in my book. We hope despite the demands of Motherhood, Pi-hood, and Walker-hood that you stay in the Neighborhood, as we need all the pals we can muster to the barricades when the Manne of Booques start redesigning the Universe as a bad-hair day in the library...

Remember this!! Projection is nine points of the law!


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 07:41 PM

Wow! What a wonderful welcome---words streaming across the bottom and everything. I do find myself thinking of all the other meanings every word has---knowing that you will all pick up on any hidden or intended or unintended puns.

Darn, I should have kept notes! I must admit that some of the funniest posts were ones I read in the wee hours of the morning, or sometimes at work when I couldn't do more than go in the back room and quiver with laughter.

It'll all come out, though, the memories of posts I wished I could comment on, but realized the time for the comment was years in the past . . .

As for roadkill, there are a few too many squirrels here that have recently met their maker. Too bad there's so little meat on their bones at this time of year. There's nothing like a delicious squirrel lasagna, but it's better to wait until August or September.

Eiseley


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 01:58 PM

Eisely,

Reading the MOAB without remarking until now shows incredible fortitude; the urge to comment must have been strong at times. And I wonder how many monitors and keyboards you replaced after rapid drink expulsions during the time? I have to say, some of the funniest bits of nonsense have turned up in here (a couple of all time favorites came from BWL and the rare visits by John Hardly). Bruce's story about the neighbors dogs being rounded up in his yard just sends me off into gales of laughter every time I read it (I did a cut and paste and I think I've saved it to a couple of other threads around here).

I admit to having a quiver-full of guest appearances around the MOAB; LH isn't the only one. Some of us just don't have such a reputation so can get away with brief appearances. Who knows how many have channeled the freds and gluon? Lots of the time I read along and add remarks just to keep it near the top of the page or so I can tell where I left off reading.

Having just finished your survey, did you see any unique or recurring characters that you'd like to know more about, or have turn up again? Remind us who they were and perhaps the creator will come forward or arrange an encore.

As far as participating at Mudcat, there are storytellers and non-musical folks interested in music who are members. There are some who never set foot in the musical portion of the site, though reading through up there is how you can really take the measure of the place. The brainpower in the music section is phenomenal and I've enjoyed some incredible conversations and research discussions up there.

Now, before someone comes along and loudly protests that this isn't BS, I'll stop. But hope to see you in a few other threads.

MOM baked some of her blueberry muffins and put on a pot of coffee, so stop by in the kitchen and help yourself. Just watch out for that jar of milky stuff in the fridge. If you want cream, you're better off with the powdered creamer on the table--I think the jar has something cut up for fishing bait. It belongs to one of the boys. The fridge hasn't smelled right for a week. (You absolutely don't want to look in the freezer. All of us have put road kill in there, and I don't think any of us have skinned them out like we planned. Sorry about that.)

Do you know any html tricks? They come in handy here.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:52 PM

What does the word "Ocwe" mean, oh, Manne of Emmes?


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:27 PM

I don't think so. Could you elaborate on that?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 12:04 PM

LH - haven't you heard about the remote control of webcams that is causing a bunch of lawsuits?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 11:42 AM

Eisely, it's what happens when any group of talkative people with time on their hands get together. This sort of thing used to happen in coffee shops and local bistros. (sigh) Those days are fading fast. It now happens on the Internet. The internet is a little different, because no one can see that you're only half-dresssed and your hair is a mess when you're on the Internet! ;-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 11:14 AM

Ocwe 50% of one's posts to MOAB I am *SURE* is a record!

What shall we give as a prize?

Perhaps one of Gluon's puplings?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 19 October 11:37 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.