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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: Rustic Rebel
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:37 PM

Tiss a finer day than yee shall know fine lassie's and ladels of the finest of threads
that she sewn into the nebulus and meteorite that was lost in a vacuum
bag it up and send it to my home young gentle man
that has fallin from a higher than thought of realm of passion and desire, How can thoust be so true and fair
Lady,if you got the passion for fair, Me I ain't got a soul
, I cry be neigh to help me in my reaches beyound the past of desire thou hast been a league of my desire for a fourth night
of the living dead, cool flick
a cigarrette out of the window! how do you live with yourself
free your self, then you can be yourself
yes that's who you were before you took the ride to the land of the mushrooms
Onions and garlic. Then add the meat
barely cold when it was swallowed whole by a giant snake
pit in the jello.


That was written by me and my otherselves...Peace lovelies, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:42 PM

Do you feel like joining in the next round of my fun game?

It's called "Hunt the Bagpiper"

There's a few thousand of them gathering in the park behind me on Sunday, and can I find just one for the week after? It's not as if they're easy to lose, and I've had alot of practice of doing so....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 02:47 PM

The lightness of B.S.
Always Brings the Mother thread
Toward the light. Ah, MOAB!

Yun Goan Quir
730-761
Mystic Chinese Acclamations
Sung Upri-Sing, ed.
Spokane and Sung, pubs,
Portland, 1957


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:45 AM

Maybe a refresh haiku, freda?

One click saves her from
Falling into the abyss
Mother is refreshed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:18 AM

It's a long way from New Joisey,
To Idaho, in Boise
Where the streets are full of Idahos in flower
Where the halls are bright and noisy!
Oh, I must return to Boise
Yes, I'm heading off to Boise in an hour.

Boise! Boise!
Bright and light and noisy!
Where the souls are brave and no-one ever cowers.
Boise! Boise! Sophisticated, poise-y!
I am heading off to Boise in an hour.

A

Good luck on your expedition, amigo. Don't come back smelling like an Idaho, or there'll be hell to pay.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:35 AM

I heard the author of that book interviewed on a local radio station. Somehow it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder.

And who knew that the simple statement "refresh" would ever adorn the MOAB, eh? Thanks Freda, but surely you had something else you could add?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: *daylia*
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:32 AM

I've never contributed to this monstrosity before, but today, well ...this is 4 U, Mother dear!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, and I'm off to Boise in an hour, though I'll still have Internet access.

Eat your heart out!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:09 AM

Ah, Joy!! The return of the Most Eclectic Rapaire machine, duellist par excellence and moi-mechanic extraordinaire!!

Welcome back from the land of melting tundra, buddy!! That book sounds like a sure-fire thang.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:01 AM

Oh, yeah. I forgot.

That was 1755. This is 1756.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:00 AM

And now, Fresh From the Frozen Arctic Regions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I present for your edification and amazement,

ME!! (Please hold the applause, for the sound of one hand clapping is the same as many hands clapping and I'd rather have pneumonia than clap.)

Moreover, I submit for your education the following title, purchased by myself in the sprawling metropolis of Skagway, Alaska (but seen earlier in bookstores Outside):

Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press [sic], 2005).

Yes! A comprehensive scholarly look at that which we all know and love! And I quote the bit about the author:

Harry G. Frankfurt, renowned moral philosopher, is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University. His books include "The Reasons of Love" (Princeton), "Necessity, Volition, and Love", and "The Importance of What We Care About."

Within the 67 pages of this tome (which cost me a mere USD 9.95, plus tax, and it's a hardback) is contained...well, I'll let you read it for yourself. But I will only state that it should grace the bookshelf of everyone who has ever posted here or anywhere else.

I also suggest that you purchase a gift copy for your members of Congress/Parliament/Duma/Junta or whatever.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 04:55 AM

Ther is no limit on BS. It's just the long, warm days of summer drawing people out, away from their computers to places where the beer flow freely and we can wander amidst half a dozen differnt bands competing for our attention, crossing continents and eras with their styles.

And this place is? It's either Rapaire's Libary, or the summer festivals. As the year cicles round again, Moab will demonstrate her unusual synchronity, and rise unstoppable...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 02:08 PM

The life-blood of the Mother is waning, Mag. Rapaire's colorful braggodocio is scarce in evidence, my mystic revels and foolscap compositions are losing their appeal, and your own magic translations into tongues or indecipherable.

In short, we have exhausted the capacity of English text to generate BS. We need new horizons, beyond the ken of our own language, realms where BS is created in cosmic tides, thundering through the metapsychic currents that are the very cradle of Space and Time; we need Transcendent BS!

Who, who shall provide?

The gauntlet is there, before us.

How shall we answer?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 02:02 PM

A brief overview leads me to believe that my first post (here?) to MOAB occured in the 130th page in January of 2004 (descending order) of the MOAB, out of a possible 177 pages. That means 47 pages (50 messages ea) of BS had passed under this particular bridge before I walked on board. Prorata will give me a good BS density, if you take the late entry into account.

This, I humbly submit, this day of August 13, 2005.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 01:40 PM

What can I say? I started late.

What's all of this "dower" stuff? I'm Leary of that kind of proposal. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:47 AM

Since the 8th of May 2003, I have written to this thread alone 1, 797 times.

SRS has written to it 908 times, while the bold Rapaire has written to it 1,754 times.

Among those who pursue quality over quantity, MMario has written to the thread 530 times, rumanci 53 times, and Bunnahabhain, 165 times, Rustic Rebel has written to it 327 times and Little Hawk 512 times.

A mother needs to know these things -- especially when composing her will.

Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast [first] intent
To shake all cares and business from our age [of our state];
Conferring [confirming] them on younger strengths [years], while we
Unburden'd crawl toward death. Our son of IDaho,
And you, our no less loving son of San Diego,
We have this hour a constant will to publish
Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife
May be prevented now. The several princes, Texas, Penn, and Sussex,
Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love,
Long in our court have made their spinny sojourn,
And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters,--
Since now we will divest us both of rule,
Interest of territory, cares of state,--
Which of you shall we say doth love their Mother most,
That we our largest bounty may extend
Where nature doth with merit challenge?


Smells like trouble a brewin', you ask me...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:25 AM

And another idea. We should have a Moab forced scansion competition. I submit this as the fist entry.

I've never sailed the Amazon,
I've never reached Brazil;
But the Don and the Magdalena
They can go there when they will!

   Yes weekly From Southampton,
   Great steamers white and gold
   Go rolling down to Rio
   (Roll down- roll down to Rio!)
   And I'd like to roll to Rio
   Some day before I'm old!

I've never seen a Jaguar,
Nor yet an Armadill-
o dilloing in his armour,
and I s'pose I never will,
   
   Unless I go to Rio
   These wonders to behold-
   Roll down-roll down to Rio-
   Roll really down to Rio
   (Roll down- roll down to Rio!)
   Oh, I'd love to roll to Rio
   Some day before I'm old!


The Beginning of the Armadilloes

It's quite nice to sing.
It


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:05 AM

I suspect an unususally high Shatner level has sent Mom into Hibernation. We must grab our trusty spatulas and remove every last trace of this menace to where he he should be, fighting Klingons a long way away.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 08:31 PM

SPeaking of falls, wake up, Maw -- it's still summer!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 05:04 PM

SRS:

In answer to your earlier question, it arrived in their e-zine by email yesterday.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 04:42 PM

An orbit is not a fall; it is a tension between a fall and a fly.
WIthout the fall, we would fly off. Without the fly, we would all fall. While not imprisoned, as we would be in a flue, we are clearly held firmly between the fly and the fall.

A flea and a fly, in a flue
Were imprisoned! So what could they do?
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
(But the flea, not a flyer, fell after fleeing through the flaw in the flue, while the fly, having flight, fell not and flew off from the flue.)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 03:26 PM

Quick! Grab hold of something before it falls out from under us!


and someone see if they can catch Gluon - he doesn't have any hands to hold on with!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: beardedbruce
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 03:12 PM

Amos,


"I didn't say it was falling."

Ah, but the earth is also in orbit around the sun, and, as you well know, and orbit is a continuous fall around a gravitational point.


So the Earth IS falling!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 02:51 PM

8808!!

Well, if he moves, he's rotating in 3 dimensions, then. Happy?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 01:00 PM

Ha! Right!

If *that* were true then we'd be heavy half the day and lighter the other half of the day! I been in elavators y'know! I know what happens when you go up or down.

I like Pterry's explanation betterer. The Turtle Moves!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:53 PM

MM:

I didn't say it was falling. It is rotating, and the edge goes down, around, and comes back up on the other side just like your hoop when you roll it down the road.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 11:06 AM

Ahhh, Bun, quelle richesse!

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 11:00 AM

We've not kippled for a while, and this offers a different view to the last poem,

The secret of modern machinery

We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine,
We were melted in the furnace and the pit--
We were cast and wrought and hammered to design,
We were cut and filed and tooled and gauged to fit.
Some water, coal, and oil is all we ask,
And a thousandth of an inch to give us play:
And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

    We can pull and haul and push and lift and drive,
    We can print and plough and weave and heat and light,
    We can run and race and swim and fly and dive,
    We can see and hear and count and read and write!

Would you call a friend from half across the world?
   If you'll let us have his name and town and state,
You shall see and hear your cracking question hurled
Across the arch of heaven while you wait.
Has he answered? Does he need you at his side-
You can start this very evening if you choose
And take the Western Ocean in the stride
O seventy thousand horses and some screws!

    The boat-express is waiting your command!
    You will find the Mauritania at the quay,
    Till her captain turns the lever 'neath his hand,
    And the monstrouos nine-decked city goes to sea.

Do you wish to make the mountains bare their head
And lay their new-cut forests at your feet?
Do you want to turn a river in its bed,
Or plant a barren wilderness with wheat?
Shall we pipe aloft and bring you water down
From the never-failing cisterns of the snows,
To work the mills and tramways in your town,
And irrigate your orchards as it flows?

    It is easy! Give us dynamite and drills!
    Watch the iron-shouldered rocks lie down and quake,
    As the thirsty desert-level floods and fills,
    And the valley we have dammed becomes a lake.

But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive.
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings-
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!--
Our touch can alter all created things,
   We are everything on earth--except The Gods!
      
    Though our smoke may hide the Heavens from your eyes,
    It will vanish and the stars will shine again,
    Because, for all our power and weight and size,
    We are nothing more than children of your brain!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:27 AM

The earth is falling?


THE EARTH IS FALLING!!!!!



Help?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:25 AM

When Shelley writes "our calculations have outrun our conception; we have eaten more than we can digest," it is hard to believe that he was writing early in the nineteenth century and not early in the twenty-first. For when he claims "man, having enslaved the elements, remains himself a slave," he seems to have captured perfectly the great threat of modern technology in our day

Ibid.

Thanks for an interesting link, SRS!

MM:

The sun doesn't come up. The earth goes down, but all motion is relative.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:18 AM

Morning again Mom. How come the sun comes up every morning if it doesn't revolve around the Earth? Huh? How come Mom?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:46 AM

All of this came from a very interesting article by Paul Cantor called The Scientist and the Poet in The New Atlantis (online, of course!)

8800


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:45 AM

A pithy quote:

The worthiest professor of physics would be one who could show the inadequacy of his text and diagrams in comparison to nature and the higher demands of the mind.

?Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:44 AM

from William Blake:

The Atoms of Democritus
And Newton's Particles of light
Are sands upon the Red sea shore,
Where Israel's tents do shine so bright.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:42 AM

Science poetry

"Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways": (Worsworth)

Motion and Means, on land and sea at war
With old poetic feeling, not for this,
Shall ye, by Poets even, be judged amiss!
Nor shall your presence, howsoe'er it mar
The loveliness of nature, prove a bar
To the Mind's gaining that prophetic sense
Of future change, that point of vision, whence
May be discovered what in soul ye are.
In spite of all that beauty may disown
In your harsh features, Nature doth embrace
Her lawful offspring in Man's art; and Time,
Pleased with your triumphs o'er his brother Space,
Accepts from your bold hands the proffered crown
Of hope, and smiles on you with cheer sublime.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 12:36 AM

We get New Scientist in paper and digital form at my university, but the digital form is delayed six months due to agreements with the publisher. My search on the terms you supplied don't turn up anything. When was this piece published? I can't get to the public New Scientist web page right now, it seems to be down.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 09:44 PM

That should be "wish", not which. But never mind, because unless you subscribe to New Scientist, which I don't, all you get is the following tidbit:


"The theory was previously used to explain inertial mass - the property of matter that resists acceleration - but it has been extended to gravitational mass, which is the property of matter that feels the tug of gravity.

For decades, mainstream opinion has held that something called the Higgs field gives matter its mass, mediated by a particle called the Higgs boson. But no one has yet seen the Higgs boson, despite considerable time and money spent looking for it in particle accelerators."

Ahmmmmm.... the nature of this special vacuum condition is most inneresting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 09:41 PM

Much more important is this alluring headline from NewScientist.com:

"Is jiggling vacuum the origin of mass?
Where mass comes from is one of the deepest mysteries of nature but now a controversial new theory points the finger at matter in a quantum vacuum".

Now there's food for reflection. The very ESSENCE of somethingness comes about because of a nothingness. Wow. I mean this is TOO transcendental to be believed!! Like, wow, dude!! This is really far out.

Which the website weren't down!

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 08:38 PM

Nothing better than toeing the feline and making the puissons purion and on.

ANyway, this shocking scientific discovery is probably not a great surprise: porn distracts the mind!! What'll they think of next!!

August 11, 2005
      
If your partner seems to be ignoring you after a flash of nudity on the television screen, it might not be his or her fault. New research indicates that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process what they see immediately afterwards.


Portions of the research exploring this effect by Vanderbilt University psychologist David Zald and Yale University researchers Steven Most, Marvin Chun and David Widders will be published in the August issue of Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

"We observed that people fail to detect visual images that appeared one-fifth of a second after emotional images, whereas they can detect those images with little problem after neutral images," Zald, assistant professor of psychology and member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, said.

Anyone who has ever slowed down to look at an accident as they are driving by?or has been stuck behind someone who
has?is familiar with the "rubbernecking" effect. Even though we know we need to keep our eyes on the road, our emotions of concern, fear and curiosity cause us to stare out the window at the accident and slow to a crawl as we drive by.

Zald and his colleagues set out to determine if the rubbernecking effect carries over into more minute lapses of attention through two separate experiments.

In the first experiment, research subjects were shown hundreds of pictures that included a mix of disturbing images along with landscape or architectural photos. They were told to search the images for a particular target image. An irrelevant, emotionally negative or neutral picture preceded the target by two to eight items. The closer the negative pictures were to the target image, the more frequently the subject failed to spot the target. In a subsequent study, which has not yet been published, the researchers substituted erotic for negative images and found the same basic effect.

"We think that there is essentially a bottleneck for information processing and if a certain type of stimulus captures attention, it can basically jam up that bottleneck so subsequent information can't get through," Zald said. "It appears to happen involuntarily." ...





Just in case this was something you didn't know...TEMPORARY BLINDNESS!! Mom was right all along!!

Next you'll hear they have found rudimentary hair follicles on Gargoyle's palms...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: rumanci
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 07:40 PM

the puisses should be pourring ?

how miaouvellous

or is that a bit too catty for this time of night ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 07:33 PM

It is possible that puissons should be pourrions.   It seems to be untranslateable throughout the change-stream.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 04:11 PM

Into Portugese:
A mãe de toda a merda, o hearth do tenderness e a vida, derramam o amor que queima-se com que charmed a terra, e, quando uma se está encontrando no vale, um sente que a terra é nubile e transborda do sangue; Que seu centro immense, levantado por um coração, é do amor como o deus, carne como a mulher. E isso que contem, sap e raios grandes, o swarming grande de todos os embriões! Passe-me assim lápis dos melharucos do meu p '! Porque não são agudos! Desde que nós os puissons a remanescer nos fixamos nos braços da mãe.

then into French:

La mère de toute l'excrément, hearth de la tenderness et la vie, renversent l'amour qui se brûle avec que charmed la terre, et, quand un se trouve dans la vallée, un sent que la terre est nubile et transborde du sang ; Que son centre immense, soulevé par un coeur, est de l'amour comme le dieu, la viande comme la femme. Et cela qui compteront, sap et rayons grands, les swarming grand de tous embryons ! Il passe m'ainsi crayon des mésanges de mon p '! Parce que ce ne sont pas aigus ! Depuis que nous les puissons reste dans eux nous fixons dans les bras de la mère.

then into Italian:

La madre di tutto l'escremento, hearth della tenderness e la vita, invertono l'amore che si brucia con che charmed la terra, e, quando uno si trova nella valle, sente che la terra è nubile e trasborda del sangue; Che il suo centro immenso, sollevato da un cuore, è un amore come il dio, la carne e la donna. E ciò che conteranno, sap e raggi grandi, i swarming grande di qualsiasi embrione! Lo passa così matita cincie di mio p '!' Perché non sono acuti! Da quando puissons resta in loro noi fissiamo nelle braccia della madre.

Back into English:

Mother of all excrement,
hearth of tenderness and life,
inverts love that burns with that charmed the earth,
and, when finds in goes them,
feels that the earth is marriageable and trasborda of the blood; That its immense center,
raised from a heart,
is a love like the God,
the meat and the woman.
And that that they will count, sap and great beams,
the swarming large of whichever embryo!
It passes therefore matita cincie of mine p '!'
Because they are not acute!
From when puissons he remains in they we fix in the arms of the mother.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 03:59 PM

This is what Babelfish spewed out:

The Mother of Any Shit,
the hearth of tenderness and life,
Pours the love burning with the which charmed ground,
And, when one is lying on the valley,
one feels That the ground is nubile and overflows of blood;
That its immense centre, raised by a heart,
Is of love like god, flesh like the woman.
And that it contains, large sap and rays, the great swarming of all the embryos!
Thus pass to me my p' tits pencils!
Because they are not acute!
Since we puissons to remain secure
In the arms of the Mother.

And of course, you know where this can lead. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 03:39 PM

Well, I may as well confess it...the original -- up to the crayons part -- is from Artur Rimbaud, the mad French poet. But I adapted it to the greater purpose of Raising Mother.

I figger the end justifies the means, where Mom is concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 01:32 PM

d*mn me! I was right...you WERE talking crayons!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 01:17 PM

Oh, okay, seeing as you posted all struckout, I'll take it back too.

Here's a translation, I think:

The Mother of All Excrement, birthplace of tenderness and Life,
Throws burning love at the parched Earth,
And, lying in a valley, you can feel
That the Earth grows nubile and swollen with blood;
That her immense bosom, uplifted by a soul,
Is to love, god-like, and to flesh, like a woman.
And surrounds, rich in energy and warm beams,
The earthen nest of all our embryos!
So pass me my wee crayons,
For they are blunt, not sharp!
So that we may rest safe
In the arms of the Mother.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 12:14 PM

Now Amos, don'tr be gettin' your dandruff rough dander up. You know I don't have a thorugh edjumacation in the finer arts - sometimes you just go over my head.

I like the line about the tenderness of veal though - good way to start.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 12:05 PM

Geeze, thanks, MM. You guys are getting top billing in my will. LOL!!!

Here I am trying to support the Mother with all I've got, and all I hear is that it ain't very satisfactory.

Well, ok. I can retire to my brown study, and offer an occasional insipid remark or perhaps inject an unattributed bit of highbrow plagiarism every now and then. I can't take my marbles and go home, since the consensus is I have already lost 'em. Mebbe there's a spare birth on that Slime Boat where Rapaire is working.   

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:52 AM

gee - give the guy some encouragement and all of a sudden he's talking forcemeat of embryos , nubile terrorist and de birdies singing. there's something in there about passing me the spitting crayons too.

I think his meds may need adjusting again.

Nurse!

Nurse!


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