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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 09 Nov 12 - 06:52 PM
gnu 09 Nov 12 - 06:51 PM
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gnu 09 Nov 12 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 09 Nov 12 - 01:43 PM
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Acme 09 Nov 12 - 10:28 AM
Amos 09 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM
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Little Hawk 08 Nov 12 - 05:49 PM
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Little Hawk 08 Nov 12 - 12:20 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 06:52 PM

Better to be pissed off than pissed on, as they say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 06:51 PM

Absolutely. Unless you piss me off.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 06:40 PM

But what, after all, is absolute? Can we ever really know that something is absolute? Justice is not a absolute. Neither is mercy. Can zero, an uncountable thing by definition actually be an absolute? If zero can be absolute, why not one or 3.14159265etc.? Can an absolute number be absolute? What about irrational or imaginary numbers -- are they absolute, or can they ever be such? Can we ever be absolutely certain of anything at all? A famous person recently said that gravity is only a theory, like evolution, and he seemed absolutely sure of that. Can't we all just get along?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 04:07 PM

"ANd further, that this occurs even at absolute zero."

Are you proposing a re-definition?

Far as I am concerned, that's absolutely not.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 01:43 PM

He should consider doin' that at Walmart too. Plenty of whales navigatin' around there last time I looked.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 11:42 AM

Yes, Stilly, there are.

Amos does sea kayaking, and to win in the 'yaking contests he must harpoon a whale from his kayak, drag it back to the beach, flesh it, butcher it, and render the blubber down into oil. Scoring is done on weight of the whale and time taken for all of the above.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 10:28 AM

But my question about sea kayaking went unanswered. Is that the form of the sport you participate in, Amos? Are there schools of kayak sport? Do tell us all about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM

IT may be of interest to note that the fluctuation cycle of zero-point energy is 10^`23 seconds. ANd further, that this occurs even at absolute zero.

Someday, my friends, all this will be yours.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 10:15 AM

Forgive my silence.

First of all it was a VERY good day in AMerica when the ding-dongs lost. Second of all I have been away. Now I am back. So ther eyou have it, n'est-ce pas?

Third of all the creative and metaphysical poem about the who, the what and the where deserves deeper scrutiny and more vigorous applause. It is a telling pievce of pwrk tot hose who know such things.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 09:20 PM

Amos is still in shock over Romney's loss in the election.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:49 PM

Don't know where your brother got that information, Stilly, but I have this neat picture in my mind now of Jesus paddling across the Sea of Galilee. ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 05:41 PM

My brother tells me he has taken up sea kayaking. Is that what you're doing with your kayak, Amos?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 04:52 PM

They said that about Jesus too, you know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 04:37 PM

Well, the bottom line is that Chonga lost. Chonga is a loser. And that's that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 12:20 PM

I find it deeply troubling that you would continue hounding the ONE party proposing REAL change in America with these scurrilous and utterly false allegations, Rap. The APP in fact garnered 0.79 % of the vote, a dramatic gain over the 0.53 % they got in the 2008 election. At this rate, Chongo will be elected president by....hmmm...maybe the year 2060?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 11:26 AM

The national returns show American Primate Party (APP): -2

And that's from the Federal Elections Commission! I don't know how you do that -- may two guys voted for Chonga and four pulled the ballots out of the box or whatever was used.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 11:58 PM

WHAT election gains? I've seen the returns and the APP is the only party with negative numbers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 01:46 PM

Shocking that Rapparee is STILL posting bogus Chongo posts here. Just shocking. I hate to think what his karmic punishment will be.

Ah, well....for the real story, go to the thread about Chongo and the APP celebrating their election gains.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 12:54 PM

To reassign that old chestnut from the Reagan years It's a good day in America. MOM will sleep it off.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 12:33 PM

You guys deserve what you got. I lost and I ain't never gonna run agin cause I found Larry. All of you who voted for me, thanks. Both of ya.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 09:22 AM

Oh Gawd! Another election night, another night finding Mom dancing in her bloomers in a cheap saloon. The cops called me and I brought her home smelling of all the cheap whiskey she got by voting early and often. She's gonna have a hangover today that'd kill anyone weaker -- move quietly and Amos -- DO NOT give her that "tomato juice with a raw egg in it" hangover cure you find so funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 06:12 PM

From his last post he'll be chuckling up someone else's pants leg. Is Duffy's that gay bar over near the river, or is it the "leather bar" out on Cicero Avenue where Duffy is the bartender?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 05:00 PM

I'm bettin' you missed it. Well, here it is...

Chongo and his supporters are gathered at Duffy's Bar in Chicago and are already celebrating his projected imminent victory over the Democrats and Republicans. It's quite a scene! Chimps, Bonobos, Gorillas, Baboons, Howlers, Capuchins, Macaques, even the odd Orangutan....and, of course, Chongo's human supporters as well. Every now and then there's a chorus of hooting and screeching that can be heard blocks away. The liquor is flowing freely. This will be THE place to be tonight when Chongo gives his victory speech, thanks all those who contributed to this historic moment, and magnanimously chuckles down his sleeve at his detractors.

It's a damn good thing Duffy's has an outdoor patio and courtyard, cos there ain't nearly enough room in that place to hold this election night crowd. They are hangin' off the chandeliers!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 04:48 PM

It could be Amos, Rap, but I think it's you. Amos, after all, considers himself above this sort of thing, doesn't he? Would he really spare the time and effort to impersonate Chongo? Unlikely. So I think you're the guy doing it.

Have you seen my post about Chongo's victory celebrations at Duffy's Bar?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 02:03 PM

I will, however, take the palindrome.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 02:02 PM

Why do I get blamed? Amos is a more likely candidate.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 02:00 PM

Purgatory... ya can't buy yer way outta hell. It's hell.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:57 PM

Rap, I don't know what they are paying you to impersonate Chongo and spread all this disinformation supposedly in his own name in order to amuse yourself and derail his presidential campaign, but I do predict that it won't be enough to eventually buy your way out of hell for having done it!

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:52 PM

I give up the Presidency and will never run again for anything in my life, including booze and skirts. I was in this bar last night, see, and this guy comes up to me and he says, "Monkey, you want a drink?" and that got me riled up. So I politely told him I wasn't a monkey but a chimp and this joe APOLOGIZED. Yeah! So we knocked some back and I found he was a swell guy and, yeah, we...anyway, I'm off the broads.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 09:15 AM

Mom! Down there with the GOP election thieves and other riff-raff! Well, I'll be! Sit down and eat your gruel, drink your water, and have all the moldy bread you can eat! Hmph! The very idea!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 04:35 PM

Here's one SRS...

Look up.


Look up further.


Even further.


Yer pissin on yer shoes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 04:13 PM

MOM says the thread has been reduced to a graffiti board. Stuff you guys read over the urinal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 03:57 PM

"Co, co, come up, fair Buttercup!"
I call; and soon her mellow "moo"
And in the flowers she comes up,
For it was a tainted barbecue.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 03:40 PM

Co, co, come up, fair Buttercup!"
I call; and soon her mellow "moo"
Across the flowers she follows up,
And we go homeward through the dew.

So sad to say adieu, Fair buttercup
You are now gone and how I do miss you
I will never forget our last sup
And how you tasted on the BBQ.

Sniff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 03:04 PM

Be wary, Amos. I've cataloged my collection of limerick anthologies, including (but not limited to) the Baring-Gould, Asimov, and Asimov/Ciardi compilations.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 11:45 AM

A who and a what and a where
Were unconscious and all unaware
When a terrible squeak
On the glass from a beak
Woke them up as they were, then and there!

The who groaned and muttered, "Oh why?
Must you bother my sleep, while poor I
Am all tempest tossed
And am all at a loss
To report on the I in my eye!

The what answered "I, sir, be shamed!"
It's the thing that you're being to blame!
Not the who there behind it!
The who sir, is blind! It
Is whatness alone can be named!"

The where sighed and snored in the air.
"You can't be a what from back there!
You will slalom and veer
In confusion, I fear,
If you try to run life from Elsewhere!"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 09:54 AM

Chongo waxes philosophical but is somehow unconvincing...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 08:42 AM

Last line's wrong. Substitute "who" for "where".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 12:38 AM

Birdy with a yellow beak
Scrape the glass and make it squeak
Shatter, thus, the deep repose
Of Rapparree in his clothes.
See him jump like startled plover
Rising from a bad hangover
Fumbling for the bedside light
He wonders where he was last night.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 09:30 PM

Godd bless Mommy -- I know that's right
Wasn't it fun in the bath tonight?
       --Whoever it was who wrote "Winnie the Pooh"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 01:33 PM

Birdy with a yellow bill
You will soon my tummy fill.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 01:23 PM

Birdie with a yellow bill
Hopped upon my window sill
Cocked his shining eye and said
Get up Get up you Sleepyhead!
(RLS, I do believe)

vs (I think Alan King did this)

Birdie with a yellow bill
Hopped upon my window sill
I lured him in with crumbs and bread
And smashed him on his crumby head.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 10:52 AM

I found this poem in an old book. It truly and deeply touched me and I am sure that it will do the same for you.

A Little Milkmaid
by Anna Boynton Averill

Our little buff cow, Buttercup,
Has large eyes, dark and soft and meek;
Her horns in pretty curves come up,
Her coat is fine and sleek.

Her limbs are slender like a deer's,
Her voice is like a mellow horn;
Her tail is tufted, and her ears --
I drive her night and morn.

All day, upon the hills she loves,
You hear her bell through brake and broom;
Her heart is gentle as a dove's,
Her breath is sweet as clover-bloom.

The apples with the crumpled cheeks
The blush to dully in the tree
I pluck for her; she never speaks
Her thanks, but she believes in me.

It is so deep in summer now,
The pasture-bars are almost hid
In daisies, where I call my cow,
And listen to the katydid.

"Co, co, come up, fair Buttercup!"
I call; and soon her mellow "moo"
Across the flowers she follows up,
And we go homeward through the dew.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 10:09 AM

Of course not! As Sir Francis Bacon so famously put it, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 01:14 AM

HE swears he never inhaled any of the books he has on the subject.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 09:08 PM

Yeah, that too. But of course I only know about it from reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 06:40 PM

Cannabis?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 06:36 PM

What a great resource to have, Rap.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 06:04 PM

I'm cataloging my books, and have loaded (so far) 711 titles. The software I'm using allows me to assign a book to a "folder" which acts as a subject heading in a library.

One of the subjects I use is "Cartoons and Comics." I find it interesting that as a scroll down the list I know that when I reach "Canada" I'll soon get to "Cannibalism - North America" and shortly after that is the subject I want.

Yes, I really do have at least one book on cannibalism, head-hunting and human sacrifice in North America. It includes recipes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 05:02 PM

Chonga, you withdrew a few days ago. Were you so soused you're just now sobering up?

No one has more humble beginnings than I do. Nor is anyone so humble. I'm proud of my humility! Say it long and say it loud, I'm humble and I am proud!


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