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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: Acme
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:49 PM

We were speechless, Amos. Stunned. Catatonic. Rendered insensible. Stupefied. Astonished. Astounded. Dumbfounded and bedazzled. Flabbergasted.

Puts thesaurus away.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 01:27 PM

Boy, this is an easy house tonight!! LOL.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 01:47 PM

Well, it might be an easy house tonight but here in Idaho the sun is currently shining. But then, you know what such luminaries as Billy Bob Shakespeare and Chucker Dodgson said about the sun and the moon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 02:21 PM

I dunno, Rapaire. This greasy glibness with the first names of the ancient and renowned makers you seem like such a social climber. It has to be said, buddy. A REAL friend of Shakespeare would never call him that, you see what I mean? It's just gauche dude, which is just saying that it is maladroit, too, as gauche is bound to be.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 02:33 PM

Willy the shake was pretty casual about what people called him - as long as he wasn't called late for a meal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 02:51 PM

What we really called him -- "Shithead Shakes" -- would never do in a family-oriented thread like MOAB. I think that name was given to him by Sammy Clemens one night when a bunch of us were sitting around the Tabard in Soutwark, drinking and singing and generally telling lies and acting like we were at Getaway. Jeffy Chaucer about split a gut laughting and even old SS himself thought it was pretty funny.

Of course, we were all pretty drunk at the time, and I remember Big Daddy Bach saying we shouldn't call him that, that it was undignified, and Joe "Greeny" Verdi pulling Big Daddy's wig down over his eyes and pouring a tankard of ale down the front of his pants.

This was just before the cops arrived. In force.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:13 PM

Stunning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:35 PM

Hey, I didn't even allude to what Johnny B. Dunne was doing with Moll Tearsheet over in the corner when the cops arrived and one of them was Moll's husband.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:47 PM

I dunno man. I have, in my thoughtless youth, made fun of those who were offended by stipulated sacrilege, believing they were being too precious for their own good about a bunch of imaginary attributes stuck on a bunch of rusty, dusty icons.

But, in your case, I think sacrilege is definitely an applicable charge. Your braggadocio sounds like something that would be invented around a campfire to see if you could make Big Sergeant Goliath laugh, 'cuz he looked so funny when he really guffawed.

I have to hand it to ya, though, if I have to endure low-class sacriligious jokes, I prefer yours to a few others I have heard. :D Archie Bunker comes to mind.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 05:35 PM

Delicacy - a sad, sad false delicacy - robs literature of the two best things among its belongings: Family-circle narratives & obscene stories.                           --Sammy Clemens, 1877


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 06:06 PM

The only thing that could have been added to improve that occasion, Rapaire, and raise it to the ne plus ultra of its type, would have been if Shane could have also been there. The cops arriving in force is a scenario with which he has much familiarity.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 06:16 PM

Well, it was somewhat before his time. Around 1687, in Carcasson I believe it was. A rather scummy sort of dive just off the street of the main gate, but with decent food, good wine and great wenches. You had to take a left turn; if you went right you'd end up by that well all the treasure was supposed to be thrown into.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 06:50 PM

It would do you no good to wander there. The treasures of Solomon's Temple were indeed carried by the plundering Visigoths to Carcasonne. But only the light ones. THe heavier ones fell much later to the Vandals, who had them shipped to North Africa, to ancient Carthage, which in turn was conquered by the mighty army of Belisarius the Byzantine, who took or sent them to his liege lord Justinian in ancient Constantinople. Alas, they were not to find peace yet. An ancient Jewish scholar who had access to justinian's ear told him that ruin had fallen on everyone who had held the treasures--the tablets, the golden menorah, the emeralds--and that the only way to assure Justinian's safety from the same curse was for the treasures to find their way again to the Holy Land. There, they would cease the mystic and catastrophic evil they had wrought on the Romans, the Visigoths, the Vandals.

Justinian paled, and decreed they should be housed not in the ancient Temple of the Crucifixion itself, the Holy Sepulchre, but in the newly-building New Church of Mary.

There, the ancient treasures of the sons of Israel were entombed, to rest in peace until the sacking of the city by the Persians under Alexander's generals. There, the tale as told by the ancient historian Procippus grows dim. It is believed that the Persians carried the them away, perhaps to Persepolis, where they were hiddden from the prying eyes of history until the late 1960's when a new generations of vandals in the form of AMerican juvenile delinquents discovered them while planting a private pot patch in the deserts of Iran.

They made off with them, but one of their history professors passed on Procippus' tale of the fate of those, as told by the ancient Jew, who trifled with the holy treasures. So unnerved were they by this warning that they secreted the treasures in the basement of an unidentified K-Mart somewhere in the Midwest, where they remain to this day.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 07:55 PM

I knew there was a flaw in that story, Amos!

There ARE no more K-Marts in the mid-west. They moved them out of the reach of people who actually shopped in them and put them in places like Edmonds, Washington and New York City.

You made that up. At least the K-Mart part.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:33 PM

Well, at the time, there were K-Marts from Clinton to Dubuque and from Chicago to Wichita Falls. It is unfortunate that particular K-Mart in question was sold several times, to a Jazzercize Clinic, a weights and treadmills gym, a Dianetics Foundation, and finally a warehouse for some Amway chain leader who had a HUGE downline. By that time, everyone had forgotten there even WAS a basement. The building was plowed over and made into a parking lot, but the basement is still here, lost to human ken.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 09:44 PM

Is there an INhuman Ken? And if so, can Barbie tell them apart?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 10:03 PM

Barbie herself has taken the Turing Test about 23 times and failed to pass it once. So there's your answer.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 10:07 PM

Well, does the INhuman Ken know where the treasure is?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 10:34 PM

Look, just because it is beyond human ken does NOT necessarily mean it is within inhuman ken. Just ask any inhuman, some passing raccoon or Stilly's dogs, for example, and you will learn that soon enough. It might be within imaginary playmates ken, which might qualify as inhuman, but it is likely to be highly unreliable data.





A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 10:51 PM

So inhuman data is highly unreliable? Doesn't that sort of kick all sorts of science in the ol' head?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 11:26 PM

Well, damn! If I'd known the conversation was going to go this way I'd have way-laid the inhuman opossum I slowed down for on the road tonight and brought him home and asked him about this unhuman ken and the K-Mart treasure.

This doesn't have to go on anyone's taxes, does it? The feds don't tax "finders keepers," right?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 12:37 AM

"Don't ask, don't tell."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 10:02 AM

Ken has shown no signs of life for years; nor has barbie. they should both be inhumed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 10:04 AM

Maybe under the Obama Administration you could get that approved. CLinton didm't inhume.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:01 AM

It occurs to me to ask: if Clinton didn't inhale, didn't he get fatally short of breath?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:15 AM

inhuman data is highly unreliable? Doesn't that sort of kick all sorts of science in the ol' head?

Nah--the data is human, even though they are data about inhuman situations. It isn't data until a human has observed it.

This does raise an interesting question about the impact of non-human observation on eigenstates. Can an opossum, for example, unbundle a sheaf of probability states by observing an experiment -- you know, say he snuck in through a roof vent or something. Or does it require human attention to dispose of Schrodinger's cat?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:38 AM

Oppossums usually just gnaw through the bundles; but Raccoons actually untie them and carefully wash each sheaf of the eigenstate.

Why is not known. It's probably a raccoon thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: khandu
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:41 AM

"Subject: RE: BS: It seems to me...
From: Amos - PM
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:16 PM

Khandu:

You should be ashamed of staying away from Mom for so long.


A

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Subject: RE: BS: It seems to me...
From: Rapaire - PM
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 03:31 PM

Quite. Just the other day she was saying, "Where, oh where, is Khandu? He, she, or it hasn't been around in a couple of coons' ages. Is he daid, and if so, was it by a truck on the highway or an irate wife?""



Indeed, Amos. I am ashamed. I hang my head in shame. I am a tortured soul for my inactions toward Mom. I cast a heavy blanket over my entire self and grovel beneath it in penance for my inattention to her. Perhaps I shall purchase a whip and flagellate myself of find some shattered glass to crawl upon.

Perhaps I will just visit her instead!

Looks like y'all have done some renovation since the last time I visited the thread. Looks good...smells rather pleasantly fresh. Hmmm....you must be keeping Spaw and Tweed on a tight leash.

Excuse me, Rap; did you say "an irate wife"?
Perhaps you meant "an irate husband".

Damn, I swear this place smells much better.

k


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:48 AM

The Legion hasn't been by for a while, and Gluon seems to finally thread-broken the gluettes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:50 AM

Oddly enough, just after I wrote that last post, I went and read an article in Science News presenting a posthumous essay by Dr John Wheeler (1911-2008) on the shifts in thought and language imposed on us by the boundaries of quantum theory. In this essay he actually quotes Einstein, who was discomfited by the directions implied by the burgeoning subject:
IF a person, such as a mouse, looks at the universe, does taht change the state of the universe?
Wheeler says Einstein made this remark in the last lecture he ever gave in his life. This gives rise to two thoughts.

One, it is a bit unnerving tothink I just voiced a very similar thought (although I used a person such as an opossum).

Second, the really important part of Einstein's remark has never been highlighted properly. Here we have the leading genius of physics in the whole human race, and he is granting personhood to a mouse.

This is really intriguing. Observation, according to the quantum theorists, influences outcome. But...observation by what? Or should I say, by whom?. EInstein is leading us to the Stuart Little School of Physics. Should we go there?

Wheeler concludes:
"My feeling is that in this show, the territory we've got to get into is so broad, that the only thing to do is to plunge into it and start making tracks, no matter if the track is leading into a swamp. You'll find out."


Well, how about we just count to 3?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:54 AM

Or to put another twist on it...

when the subject burgeons, bottle the burgguignon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 12:27 PM

Did the O'possum originally hale from Ireland?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:02 PM

It was Schrodinger's o'possum. He was either hale or he was dead, depending on the mouse who observed him. He hailed from Tennessee.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:39 PM

Cleigh hails from my dining room china cupboard.

I have issued a challenge to you Hawk......Go find it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:45 PM

Oh, yeah? I'm lookin', man, I'm lookin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:49 PM

LEt's hope the mouse doesn't find it first--if its wave-form eigenstate bundle collapses before Hawk gets there there will be hell to pay, and the Reg brothers are looking for temporary employment, so they might as well get the job to rub out Little Hawk.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 02:07 PM

The only form of employment those idiots would ever look for is "temporary".

By the by, I have a photo of Maggie Thatcher here that will cause anyone's wave-form eigenstate bundle to collapse. I guarantee it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 02:37 PM

Khandu, that's the exact thing Mom said as she sat there in her rocking chair, weeping for her "lost little boy": "Irate wife." I asked her about it and she just pointed to your old closet.

Amos, Chaos Theory has that postulate about the butterfly causing windstorms on the other side of the world. It has long been recognized that a cat can look at a Queen even as she sits in state. And the Multiple Universe theory postulates that each discrete event causes a change which creates a new universe. You're logical enough to see where this is going.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 03:44 PM

That's right. Billions of new Universes will have sprung into being by the time I finish typing this sentence!

The funny thing is, we only get to experience the one where we have decided to focus our attention.

In my dog's Universe, for example, he is the owner and boss of the entire world...except when he finds himself at the Vet's office getting his nails clipped. Then his personal Universe collapses.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 08:45 PM

I had a personal Universe once when I was younger. I sold it so I could afford to bribe a judge. It's a long, sordid, story with which I shan't bore you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 08:56 PM

Ancient bicycles with wheels four feet in diameter have been found in
Thrace!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 10:19 PM

I'm surprised you would have gotten enough for it to bribe a judge...but I guess this was an Idaho judge, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM

No, it was in Illinois. Expensive bribes are only expected where bribery is uncommon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 11:34 AM

MWahaha. Billions and billions, as Carl Sagan once said....



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 12:18 PM

No, he said "billy-uns and billy-uns."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 01:37 PM

Who cares how he pronounced it? Point is those were expensive bribes. I see where GM, Ford, and Chrysler are not out there digging for another 25 of those bouillyons. We are being asked to stand up and be bribed or they'll talk about how we tolerated their unconscionable executive salaries for so long, and won;t THAT be an insufferable embarrassment!!!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:15 PM

Do you suppose Khandu will come back to visit in another 20,000 posts?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:22 PM

Alright, Mr. Library Man--let's have more about the ancient bikes in Thrace. I can't find anything with those keywords.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:22 PM

I'm not sure that was Khandu. As I noted earlier, Mom thinks he's gone to the great fretboard in the sky.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 06:04 PM

Well, apparently there was a thing called "Le Grande Prix du Thrace" in which the contestants raced around the countryside on ancient bicyles which had wheels four feet in diameter, beheading peasants who were too slow to get out of the way. The Thracian king (or Queen, as the same person held both offices) eventually had to have the event stopped as the participants were roaring into towns, drinking up the beer harvest, ogling the ladies and/or men, and generally annoying the populace. The photo was from the site of what appears to have been the clubhouse of an ancient Thracian biker gang.


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