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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 06 Oct 09 - 02:04 PM
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Acme 06 Oct 09 - 11:57 PM
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MMario 07 Oct 09 - 10:04 AM
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Ed T 07 Oct 09 - 04:34 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:04 PM

MM:

You are right--the time warps have Gluon's footprints all over them. The food was even better this year, enhanced by the new Dining Commons and Kitchen building just opened in time for us. The problem with traveling through time warps like this one with a material body is that the time-displacement effects linger--it takes 48-96 hours for all the spins to re-balance, and until they7 do you never know whether you are up, down or charmed. The body seems visible and manages (usually) to grip light objects, but the brain circuitry is especially vulnerable to the rebalancing effect. I was having a perfectly normal discussions with an office aide just now, about some design review inputs, and all of a sudden I was sitting in a cabin listening to Hils' piercing voice sing "Lonely PLaces" and I could not come back to reality to save my life until the verse had finished. God, can that gal sing!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:07 PM

Oh, and just to offer fair warning, Oh Manne of Emmes, your certificate as a Getaway Veteran is at risk of revocation because you keep refusing to renew it...



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:08 PM

In short, drunken debauchery, lewd songs, off-key music, cheap liquor, and dirty jokes during a lost weekend in Maryland.

Remember, Mom doesn't do bail or pay fines.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:22 PM

Your uncharitable and condescending description does not match any of the realities those of us who were there actually experienced, Bookman. Perhaps your vocabulary is outstripping your perspicacity.

As to lewd songs, may I remind you that there is good reason to study the provenance of such things, viz: those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:23 PM

That just goes to show what YOU know, Rapaire.

The liquor was not cheap!

btw, Leo. I found a pixie to put a spell on you and whatever vehicle you happen to be riding in over Getaway weekend that dooms you to breakdown if you are headed anywhere other than to the Getaway. Sorry I forgot to tell you about it, and very relieved you were not in an airplane.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:26 PM

This raises the question whether one is doomed to get into worse trouble being ignorant of Mattie Groves than one is by being ignorant of Slat Back Sally or The Balls of Carrimuir. Which songs can you be most in trouble for NOT knowing based on the axiom that you will have to re-live them?

Donald Rumsfeld would also be interested to know if there is any method of listing out "unknown unknowns" so as to do a proper assessment of them, and the risks one is standing into by unknowing them.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 09:43 PM

Bastard King of England
Draft Dodger Rag
The Kerry Recruit
John Cook

But really, I think it would depend upon the audience. Not knowing the words to, say, "A Nation Once Again" or "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" would probably land you in more trouble in a Chicago pub on St. Patrick's Day than not knowing "God Save the Queen."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:02 PM

I charge you, good my Rapaire, this day therefore to ready these songs all, by your own mouth to be sung, and that in full at next year the Getaway in far Mary's Lande, that ye shall no longer be restrained to scurrilous remarks as the bitter fox was when he could not taste the sweet grapes.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:42 PM

I'm just a typical American boy
From a typical American town
I believe in God and Senator Dodd
And keepin' ol' Castro down
And when it came my time to serve
I knew better dead that Red
But when I got to my ol' draft board
Buddy this is what I said:

Sarge I'm only 18
I've got a ruptured spleen
And I always carry a purse
I got eyes like a bat
And my feet are flat
And my asthma's gettin' worse.
Consider my career
My sweetheart dear
My poor old invalid aunt
Besides I ain't no fool
I'm a-goin' to school
And I'm workin' in a defense plant. (etc.)

or perhaps

We sailed her out of Gloucester
To hunt the mighty whale
A crew of twenty seasoned whaling men.
With Slocum at the wheel and me and Drury hauling sail
And the Captain shouting orders at the wind. (etc.)

or perhaps

One mornin' in March
I was diggin' the land
With me brogues on me feet
And me spade in me hand
Says I to meself
"Such a pity to see
Such a fine strappin' lad
Spuddin' turf round Tralee." (etc.)

or even

He was dirty and hairy and covered with fleas
But he had his women by twos and threes   (etc.)

So, Amos, whether or not I attend next year's orgy is a moot point. I already know these songs and others, indeed many others. Songs like "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" and "Kumbaya" and "Pop Goes The Weasel" and "Yankee Doodle" and "Riding A Raid" and "Greenland Whale Fisheries" and "Shoals of Herring" and "Bold Fenian Men" and "The Sun Is Burning" and "Universal Soldier" and "Tavern In The Town" and "Bill Bailey" and "Casey Jones" (three versions, two of them clean) and "Viva La Quinze Brigada" and "D-Day Dodgers" and "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" and "Blue Tail Fly" and "Dixie's Land" and "We Shall Overcome" and "If You Don't Look Around" and "Coal Tattoo" and "Springhill Mine Disaster" and "Red River Valley" and "Green Grow the Lilacs" and "Darcy Farrow" and "Day Of the Clipper" and "Mon Vrai Destin" and two versions of "Stewball" and "I've Never Killed Before" and "Sully's Bucket" and "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and "The Moonshiner" and "Bingo Farm" and "Die Gedanken Sind Frei" and lots and lots more. I'd make a CD of all of the songs I know except you can't sing and play the trumpet at the same time -- something my mother knew when she had me learn trumpet.

So there. Why should I have to travel halfway around the world?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:57 PM

Wake me when you're done with all of the getaway reminiscing. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 01:52 AM

Where are the other insomniacs when I really need them.

Still exhausted from the Getaway (sorry Stilly), but can't sleep.

Maybe it is a guilty conscience?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 10:04 AM

Rap said "and "Casey Jones" (three versions, two of them clean) " -- Why in the name of all the furry little gods would anyone waste brain cells memorizing multiple CLEAN versions of a song?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 10:38 AM

Because I learned the clean ones first. Besides, my brothers and I learned long, long ago how to change songs from clean to dirty or more in line with OUR tastes. E.g.,

Down in the pest-ridden town of El Paso
I fell in lust with a Mexican girl.
Her name was Rosa, she worked the cantinas
On a very slow night she might give me a whirl.
Rosa was different, charged cowboys a dollar
Except for me -- she charged me ten.

Or that good old fashioned song, "The Boy Scout Hymn":

Softly falls the light of day
As our cigarettes fade away.
Silently each Scout should ask,
"Have I smoked my daily pack?
Have I smoked up all the crud?
Have I drank up all the Bud?
Have I done or have I dared
ANYTHING to be prepared?"

And even:

Tantum ergo sacramentum
Santa's in the chimanee
Build a fire, quick let's roast him,
Steal his sled and gifts for me.

We didn't get many return gigs.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:22 AM

Why should you?

Well, I could give you a lot of answers which are already obvious from the last many years' reports. Butsince those have connected, and I am sure you have already read some of them, perhaps you are right and you shouldn't. The sheer tolerance of the place might compromise your immune system.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 12:31 PM

"Why in the name of all the furry little gods would anyone..."

You're referring to Dachshunds, I presume?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 01:06 PM

Mom:

You've finally been explained by the New York Times!! Glory be!

"n addition to assorted bad breaks and pleasant surprises, opportunities and insults, life serves up the occasional pink unicorn. The three-dollar bill; the nun with a beard; the sentence, to borrow from the Lewis Carroll poem, that gyres and gimbles in the wabe.


An experience, in short, that violates all logic and expectation. The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote that such anomalies produced a profound "sensation of the absurd," and he wasn't the only one who took them seriously. Freud, in an essay called "The Uncanny," traced the sensation to a fear of death, of castration or of "something that ought to have remained hidden but has come to light."

At best, the feeling is disorienting. At worst, it's creepy.

Now a study suggests that, paradoxically, this same sensation may prime the brain to sense patterns it would otherwise miss ? in mathematical equations, in language, in the world at large.

"We're so motivated to get rid of that feeling that we look for meaning and coherence elsewhere," said Travis Proulx, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and lead author of the paper appearing in the journal Psychological Science. "We channel the feeling into some other project, and it appears to improve some kinds of learning."

Researchers have long known that people cling to their personal biases more tightly when feeling threatened. After thinking about their own inevitable death, they become more patriotic, more religious and less tolerant of outsiders, studies find. When insulted, they profess more loyalty to friends ? and when told they've done poorly on a trivia test, they even identify more strongly with their school's winning teams.

In a series of new papers, Dr. Proulx and Steven J. Heine, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, argue that these findings are variations on the same process: maintaining meaning, or coherence. The brain evolved to predict, and it does so by identifying patterns.

When those patterns break down ? as when a hiker stumbles across an easy chair sitting deep in the woods, as if dropped from the sky ? the brain gropes for something, anything that makes sense. It may retreat to a familiar ritual, like checking equipment. But it may also turn its attention outward, the researchers argue, and notice, say, a pattern in animal tracks that was previously hidden. The urge to find a coherent pattern makes it more likely that the brain will find one."



I just KNEW Mom would be vindicated some day.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 03:56 PM

MY brain does grope for reason or meaning -- it just accepts the chair and has a nice sit-down.

Sheesh, Amos -- just accept what IS and the rest will be explained in the acceptance. That's what I do and you'll never find a better, more centered, person than me. I can explain the WHY of the Universes to you, but until you EXPERIENCE the WHY you'll never UNDERSTAND.

I'd levitate over and help you, but it's SO bothersome filing a flight plan these days, explaining why you're not in an airplane and stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:19 PM

It is much more refined, sir, not to interfere with radar at all, but to practice simultaneous multiple-location apparition of one's corporeal projection instantaneously. That way, the FAA doesn't have a clue. Your fondness for bureaucratic strictures is limiting your spiritual growth. Your path ahead clearly requires outgrowing this addiction.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:34 PM

Random proverbs:

The horse must graze where it is tethered.
Belgium

You can only take out of a bag what was already in it.
Brazil

The blind person never fears ghosts.
Burma

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a China

Acknowledgement is half of correction.
Russia
        
Pray to God, but keep rowing to the shore.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song
China


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 05:02 PM

For the Mudcat pump enthusiast out there: In 2000 BC, Egyptions invented the Shadoof pump. In 200 BC Ctesibus invented the reciprocating pump.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:50 PM

I invented the Water Screw in 1965...I shan't go into details because gentlemen don't discuss the ladies with whom they...never mind. Just forget I said anything.

Amos, I have gone beyond the multiple location things. I am now Everywhere And In All Time (and I'm gonna tell Mom what you did with that little girl when you were in first grade!). I just thought you might like to see my corporeal self descend into your backyard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:58 PM

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." - China

There is the essence of wisdom! It was also the reason why Bob Dylan always sang, but that simple truth seemed to escape the frenzied media people (and a lot of the frenzied Dylan fans) back in the tumultuous 60s. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 12:10 AM

I am surprised you left out this fact that this is ALSO why William Shatner tried to sing (because he tried to have a song).

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 12:16 AM

Shatner does it primarily for humorous effect, I think...and because he can, of course. Perform, I mean...not sing. Even he admits that he can't sing...but he does perform songs in his own unique fashion.

Shatner never tries to do anything, Amos...he DOES things, by golly! But he doesn't sing, that's for sure. He does "exercises in tonal breath control".*

* (an obscure old Dylan quote from the 60s...when some reporters asked him to describe what he does)

View his bizarre rendition of "Rocket Man" on Youtube for undeniable proof of all I have just said.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 09:27 AM

Ed sed:

    "In 2000 BC, Egyptions invented the Shadoof pump"

Isn't that a bucket on the end of a pole?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 10:12 AM

No, it's a barcalounger on a long rope and pulley. The odd temporal intersection of that chair in the wilderness and the pump in Egypt.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:28 AM

Wow. Like Zen, man. A chair in the Wilderness with nobody to sit in it. That's like, you know, one hand with clap or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 12:24 PM

Them ancient engineers did come up with some inventive ways to do stuff - I like the wheely thing that funnels the water out through a hole in the hub....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 04:58 PM

The womans "high heel" pump was invented in 253 AD. In addition to fashon, it made the shorter woman of the time seem taller. But, it failed to catch on as beach wear.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 05:08 PM

"In the fourteenth century, the points of shoes grew to In the fourteenth century, the points of shoes grew to such monstrous lengths. The clergy objected vehemently to the fashion, claiming that the long-pointed shoes prevented the faithful from kneeling in church. In many communities, shoe-point length was eventually limited by law to about two inches. such lengths that some had to be fastened to the wearer's leg just below the knee.

In the sixteenth century, aristocratic French women began wearing high-heeled shoes so steep that the well-heeled wearer was literally standing on her toes when she wore them. Later, stiltlike wooden platform shoes became the rage in Venice. The heels eventually became so high that women could not walk in them, and servants were hired to help the ladies in and out of their gondolas. The fashion reportedly owed much to the Venetian husband's desire to make sure his wife didn't travel far while he was away, the same concern that motivated the Chinese to bind their women's feet.

it wasn't until the invention in 1818 of the left-shoe last and the right-shoe last that the left shoe was constructed differently from the right shoe. Prior to that, either shoe could be worn on either foot with equal discomfort!"

For more of that:
http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/history-of-shoes


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 05:11 PM

Sorry, this reads better....poor job of cut and paste

"In the fourteenth century, the points of shoes grew to such lengths that some had to be fastened to the wearer's leg , j ust below the knee. The clergy objected vehemently to the fashion, claiming that the long-pointed shoes prevented the faithful from kneeling in church. In many communities, shoe-point length was eventually limited by law to about two inches.

In the sixteenth century, aristocratic French women began wearing high-heeled shoes so steep that the well-heeled wearer was literally standing on her toes when she wore them. Later, stiltlike wooden platform shoes became the rage in Venice. The heels eventually became so high that women could not walk in them, and servants were hired to help the ladies in and out of their gondolas. The fashion reportedly owed much to the Venetian husband's desire to make sure his wife didn't travel far while he was away, the same concern that motivated the Chinese to bind their women's feet.

it wasn't until the invention in 1818 of the left-shoe last and the right-shoe last that the left shoe was constructed differently from the right shoe. Prior to that, either shoe could be worn on either foot with equal discomfort!"

http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/history-of-shoes


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:07 PM

Mom, stop being alone and palely loitering!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:28 PM

Lasting words about shoes. MOM, leave your slippers beside your bed, it is supposed to be chilly in the morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:47 PM

'Nite John Boy.

'Nite Chongo and Shane.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 09:03 AM

HE who laughs at the last, laughs at the best, or something like that. Good morning everyone!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 09:47 AM

Christmas slipper ideas for Mom
http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=funny+slippers&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=7DvPSuncIcvf8QbQgYn_Aw&sa=X&oi=image_result_gro


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:32 AM

MOM doesn't need no funny slippers, she already has unusual feet These are actually a distant cousin's feet, it's a family condition; MOM doesn't want her feet photographed.

Walk on.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:39 AM

Besides, Mom's feet reside in Another Dimension. I remember one day she reached down to wipe the gunk out from between her toes and her finger just disappeared and reappeared when she was done. She told me at the time that "this was better than them Odor Eaters OR clean socks OR washing [her] feet, this keeping them in another dimension." Her only problem is that Gluon sometimes licks them and tickles Mom.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 03:42 PM

"Always look at a womans feet first, to see if a pinch is worthwhile" African proverb


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:15 PM

"There's a shitstorm coming? I thought this was the shistorm? This is just a shit drizzle"-Tom Jennings, The Daily Spotlight


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:39 PM

"It was cold, and the storm was relentless, and we were without shelter. We relied on ourselves for survival. We held eachother for warmth, and if it weren't for each other, we would have surely perished. Though, that cold night we shared a simple kiss. It wasn't homoerotic by any sense, as we were both androgynous constructs, and have yet to pick our gender. But, through that kiss, we forged our salivas and instinctly knew our fates were intertwined. But, like before we soon separated on our seperate paths. Later, we chose our gender, both male and on a chance encounter,   we both felt the awkwardness of the kiss". Quote, Anime Sucks


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:44 PM

Androgynous by joan jett


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC6x_SgSLJ8&feature=related


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 10:47 PM

MOM, Ed. T. is really, really weird.



Obviously sprung from your womb.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 10:53 PM

Mom, Janie is really, really weird. Probably sprung too soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:05 PM

Why thank you, Rapaire. What a lovely compliment!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:46 PM

Yeah, Mom, we should have left her in that "hospital" a while longer. At least until the electroconvulsive therapy was finished. Or even started. Yeah, we sprung her too soon.

That's okay. I've got a pair of car jumper cables and we can fix her up ourselves. We'll just drive the tractor over and...what? But it would only be for her own good, Mom.

Aw, Mom....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 12:39 AM

Hey, mg says they're harvesting the cranberries in Washington! Let's load MOM up in the (what are we travelling in now?) and head to the coast and look at the beautiful red berries floating in the lovely water on a gorgeous day!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ed T
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 09:28 AM

Maybe Mom ate too many cranberries while Janie was still inside develop'in? I've heard they contribute to pithiness through early release.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 10:09 AM

Boy, am I pithed at that remark!


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