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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

MMario 02 Jun 06 - 01:04 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 01:04 PM

Why are there so many
songs about numbers
and how to calculate pi?

Numbers are fractal; and not an illusion,
and you cannot legislate Pi.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the MOAB connection,
Rapire, Amos, and me.

La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 12:53 PM

Dragging pi toward the midden values will avail nothing -- it is the blind thrashing of extremists, like declaring Evolution illegal and encoding the flatness of the planet into law. It serves nothing but as a testimony to ignorance.

Every time you draw a circle
That is perfect to the eye
If you measure you will find the key
To all those radii
It's a perfect puiece of beauty
3.1 to n on high
And the wise men all will tell you,
If you seek to answert "Why",

That's the maaagic
The maaaagick of Pi!

You can try a small or frail one
But this truth you can't escape
Even just a nano-scaled one
Or a giant cosmic crêpe
As the egg becomes the circle
Faster than the human eye,

Comes the magic
The magic of Pi.

Bridge:

Though you try to dodge it
Out-think or dislodge it
It will out-do all your tricks.
And no matter what the season,
IF you take a circular reason,
You'll end up with
3.1415926!

You can play with each parameter
And modify diameters
Until the pigs can fly
You can argue about inference
But somehow that circumference
Will show you, 'til you die,

The maaaagic
The magic of Pi!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 11:50 AM

Did you dig those bits out of the midden to put in the pi?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 09:03 AM

And if you eat them they will grow in you. This is how the Followers enslave bodies and minds.

Since raspberry pi is delicious, you can eat it only if you pick all of the encapsulated numbers out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 08:52 AM

so that's what those teensy little hard things are in raspberry pie! I knew they weren't seeds. They are encapsulated numbers!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 08:33 AM

Moreover, the Followers contend that all numbers are only found in raspberry pi. No other sort, and especially not lemon meringue, will work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 02 Jun 06 - 08:29 AM

Amos, you continue to astound me. That is actually singable. and it makes sense. It is attribution, however.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 10:35 PM

Some think the world is found in Fibonacci
And so do I.
And so do I.
Some say that face of God is fractal, blotchy,
And streaked with pi.
This we deny.

For I, I love to set the spheres a humming
In orders clear
Those magic spheres
To send the fractal mathematicians bumming
Is purpose dear,
Both high and dear!

Harken! Harken! Radiii abound!
Squares of powers! How it comes around!
Fibonacci, watchy, kitchy, kootchy
Fibonacci, watchee, kitchee, kootchee
Fibonacci WAHHHHH! FiboNAAAACI!

(Repeat asymptotically until tolerance of zero is close to perfection.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 08:57 PM

My point exactly! The Followers have put these formerly astute mathematicians in a place where, whether they are right or wrong, their work is discounted, tossed upon the rubbish midden of failed mathematics! And the Followers (which is the correct terms for the Pythagorian Boys) do this to everyone who they consider an Unbeliever!

Do you know what those guys are doing now? Do you??

Working out Fibonacci Numbers, that's what! For eternity! Like Sisyphus pushing the rock!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 08:50 PM

Zygmund estimates!! HA!! Rapaire, NO-ONE listens to Zygmund estimates anymore. Not since the one about Y2K poisoning the water supply.

And, as I said, Pi are real. i, on the other hand, belongs to the order of imaginary numbers, so just fageddaboudit. If i were to show up in a pie, do you KNOW what would happen to all the circles in the world? Geometric cataclysm of the third order, is what!!

You'd never hear the end of the i-scream on pi.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 08:36 PM

These chaps were worked over by the Pythagorian Boys.

You have been warned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 08:01 PM

ALL numbers -- rational, irrational, imaginary, odd, even, dimensionless, dimensional, prime, real, complex, rational, integer, fractional, whole, natural, and those we wot not what of as yet -- are contained within both pi and e.

Doubt this at your peril, for the Pythagorians boys deal most harshly with Unbelievers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 07:50 PM

The square root of -1 does NOT appear in any of the places of Pi, Rapaire. Pie are real.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 06:31 PM

Shatner could be divided into 5, 13 or 65 parts, and that would be perfect. Does this explain Little Hawks obsession?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 06:11 PM

It entices me because it is evenly divisible by 1, 5, 13, and 65, if you must know.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 05:02 PM

It's not prime, and it's not evenly divisible by an even number, so what's the problem? Oh, sure, all of the numbers DO appear in both the value of pi and the value of e, but so do a lot of others, like the square root of -1. Shucks, it's not even palindromic!

Unless...is your birthday either December 5, 1945 or January 25, 1945?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 04:51 PM

A garrulous scurrilous poacher,
A moocher, a glib synecdocher
He would tell awesome lies
And would make googly-eyes
At librarians from Maine to Las Cochers!

Oh, it's not me, I tell you. It's this darned 12545!!! I can't get it to stop bothering me!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 03:58 PM

So do the fish!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 12:59 PM

I blanch at the thought of your poaching trout in Yellowstone's hot water.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 11:16 AM

So, if you tossed in some white wine, dill, and a soupcon of butter, you could.... Yummy! I'll have to try that in the hotpots in Yellowstone!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 11:07 AM

I drove by the lake - but they are now using it as a cooling pond for the solar energy tower - and the steam rising from the waters just didn't look very inviting. though the fishermen said that the trout were being poached perfectly.

On the other hand, the pool in the back yard was *just* right


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 11:04 AM

Did you get out on Lake Communicado? I hear that the reflection of the Alps in its icy blue waters is lovely this time of year.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 11:02 AM

Hi Mom! I'm home. Communicado was loverly - but a wee bit hot. And I only took the afghan, forgot the light-weight sheet. don't try to sleep with a heavy afghan over you when it's 94 degrees out and the humidity is high. Even when you get to sleep you wake up dehydrated. and stinky from sweat.

Other then that, the long weekend was great. Scenery nice; lots of purty flowers on the roadsides - and the locusts were blooming (the trees. Didn't see any of the hoppy kind) All 580 kids in my nephews class graduated; 50% of them with honors. pretty impressive.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 10:45 AM

Brother Rapaire has had about five hours sleep and is probably going to blow off today's budget discussion -- let his number 2 take it. The train Bro. Rapaire was in SLC to put his in-laws (and wife) on was an hour and half late, getting in at 4:45 a.m. instead of leaving at 3:45 a.m. Brother Rapaire is sitting in his room at the Comfort Inn, trying to get up enough energy and in-room coffee to start the day and the drive back, while plotting how to avoid rush hour traffic. And Brother Rapaire is danged glad that his in-laws don't visit often, 'cause his MIL won't fly and the train schedules SUCK!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 01:52 AM

Hello!!!!!!
Said this before but the goddess mention desersves another mention.......
Blowing smoke into the smoky room, fills the sky and drifts away like a random thought.
The Goddess within can hear it all. She stoops and listens carefully.
She didn't want to miss anything. She thought she heard a giggle but missed the punchline.
I will help you if you let me.
You will help yourself if you let you.
She was in the gray zone, she could walk through the mirror if she wanted.
The smoke filled the room and she lit another cigarette.
She's stronger than she knows, she is. She just has to look into the other side of the mirror. Walk right in there, she thought. Take a look inside the inside.
The goddess was revealed just thinking about it.
The thought drifted with the smoke and twirled around the giggle. Than she remembered, she did get the punchline.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 31 May 06 - 07:46 PM

Dear Goddess:

Look after our Brother Rapaire and fill him with thy wisdom, thy gentleness, thy True Humility, and let him overflow with Thy Beneficent Feminine Energy for all his days. It would be really Speshul.

Thank you,


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 May 06 - 02:02 PM

Dear Mom,

Pray for me. I have to go to Salt Lake City in a little bit. I will, god(dess) willing, return tomorrow afternoon.

Your humble child,
R


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 31 May 06 - 10:51 AM

I think it was Walter Cronkite.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 May 06 - 10:43 AM

Katy Couric? Did she replace Dave Garroway or something?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 31 May 06 - 10:05 AM

Well, I haven't watched the program much lately (my son is a deer in the headlights in the mornings if the tv is on) but Katie Couric is leaving the Today show today. They're playing some cute clips. Too bad Shatner doesn't have such charisma.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 May 06 - 09:15 AM

Dang right! Old Sarge said that to me just after he'd run naked through a minefield because he thought he was faster than the explosions. And he was, too, only he was also chewing on his cigar butt at the time and swallowed it. This caused him to realize that running naked through a minefield while chewing on a cigar butt was a pretty dumb thing even for him to do, especially since he had to slow down to throw up. Slowing down allowed the explosions to catch up to him and even pass him, so he lost the hundred bucks he bet on himself.

Yessir, ol' Sarge Rock. His real name was Percival, but we all called him Sarge Rock, mostly because he was dumber'n a rock. Ran into him a while back outside the Legion Hovel in Boise ("Broke-dick Mammalucca Post Number 1"), but even though I backed up and hit him again he wasn't hurt, darn it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 May 06 - 11:09 PM

"Life is tough, Private. It's TOUGHER if you're stupid."

John Wayne


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 06 - 10:24 PM

Bad? Did I say bad? I meant really, really good war movies. Movies with REAL dialogue! Movies like, like, John Wayne and Ronald Reagan used to make.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 06 - 02:46 PM

Rapaire would never steal copyrighted material! He might, however, stoop to paraphrasing bad war movies.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 May 06 - 02:37 PM

The idea that Rapaire would stoop to stealing phrases from traditional songs of any genre, and not identifying the sources he used, is...well, titllating, but I am sure he is quite above such shenanigans today.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 May 06 - 12:21 PM

And (koff! koff!) mail this letter to my mom for me, willya? I ain't seen her in twenny years and I want her to have my last pay.

I bet the song this reminds me of is the cowboy song he stole this from. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 06 - 11:53 AM

And that's because I come from humble stock. Born as I was into a little log cabin I built myself, we had nothing to eat for months on end but borrowed food. We'd pass it down in the family, each of us chewing it a bit, until the youngest actually got to swallow it. It was a hard life, but we grew up strong and straight, all of us good Americans, upright and honest, mostly. Why, I never saw television until I was well into my thirties, and as for radio, well, we'd heard about it. Yes, we'd talk about Jack Benny and The Shadow with our classmates at the exclusive St. Dismas School (we worked our way through mucking out sewers, because we knew the value of a good education) just as if we actually had a radio because youth is resilient. And being able to talk about things we knew nothing about has served us in good stead, as my brother is now an Alderman.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 06 - 11:41 AM

I am extremely proud of my humility, I'll have you know! I'm proud, YES! proud to be so humble!

Say it long and say it loud,
I am humble and I am proud!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 May 06 - 09:29 AM

On second thought, Rapaire, how's about you revert to type. Your practiced humility is too rich for my poor, abused gut. LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 May 06 - 09:30 PM

And I myself am but a humble public servant, one who makes but a pitiful attempt to provide to others that which may or may not supply their informational, educational, and recreational wants here in this vast cultural desert that is Eastern Idaho. I am nought but a mote of dust in bathed in Amos' nova-like brilliance, the poorest of worms that he would trample underfoot with nothing but a "Yuck! What's that on my shoe?", scrape me off, and continue on.

No, no, forget about me. Just leave me a rusty saw and a bullet to bite on while I cut off my legs. Don't let me detain you. I'll hold 'em off, but remember me to that Kid down in Louie's Bar. She's a good kid and deserved better than me. And (koff! koff!) mail this letter to my mom for me, willya? I ain't seen her in twenny years and I want her to have my last pay. Poor old woman, raising six kids on four acres, plowin' the field before she went to work pickin' coal in a two-foot seam for Mr. Peabody. And...and...Amos? Tell MOM my last thoughts were of her and not to cry 'cause I doin' this for America.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 May 06 - 08:45 PM

Amos, I would never disparage you. I tell everyone I know that you are without question the single most intelligent, witty, and best looking person I have ever met. Well-read, wise, informed, erudite, reasoning, cogitative, thoughtful, understanding, discerning, sensible, prudent, pansophistic, and blessed with a sapience beyond the ken of mortal man: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall building with a single bound, and who, with his beloved dog "Yukon King" and his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, brings Truth, Justice, and the American Way to the snowy Yukon.

Astute
Modest
Openminded
Sage

Judicious
Educated
Smart
Sharp
Unlimited
Practical


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:33 PM

Obviously, my good Hawk, you have never read the Congressional Record. They inflict in a month thrice the BS we have raised here in three years!

Rapaire, I am sullen with you; you speak poorly of me in public places, and highly of yourself everywhere. It is unbecoming, sirrah, more fit for some scurrilous varlet.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:22 PM

Never in the annals of human history has so much unadulteraded BS been inflicted upon so many by so few.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:00 PM

Have you noticed that there are now over 251 pages to the Book of MOAB? Page upon page of wit, grace, intelligence, and information completely unavailable elsewhere. Poetry and wisdom, prose and jibes, science and speculation -- offerings from Khandu and Tweed and Peace and SRS and Bee-Dubya-Ell and Joe Offer and 'most ever Catter. Even from Wienerhead Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 05:48 PM

Serves you right for not telling about it. Neener.


Mom!! Rapaire is a doodoo head!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 29 May 06 - 05:32 PM

Dear Mom,

I'm not running away from home, even though Amos is mean to me.

That'll fix him.

And I learned about the invisibility cloak last week, so there!

Love,
R


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:44 PM

LH, it was Gluon who was shatnificating. Right in the parlor. Mom was SO PO'd, man!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:10 PM

Don't shatnificate unless you have something useful to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:05 PM

Oh that old periscope is no fun. People can see ya using it. When Mister La French saw me looking over his hedges yesterday he said he was gonna shoot me. That's why I need an invisibility cloak. I guess he didn't want his wife to know about the baby he was making with that UPS lady.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 May 06 - 02:39 PM

Amos, MOM doesn't have time to go to China today, I think she's cleaning up one of Gluon's messes. You'll have to be content with your periscope for now.

SRS


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