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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: gnu
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 06:15 AM

Sayyyy. This is in chrome and I see someone just posted to Jane's thread so perhaps that WAS the problem. Still... odd that it would happen SO many times in the past short while.

I'd ask Mom what was wrong but she'd just say 'Nothing'.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 06:08 AM

Dagnabbit! Mom wouldn't get loaded properly in IE but did in Chrome. The proof of the pudding is in the posting sooooo...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 03:01 AM

Rap, great story.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 10:27 PM

Prove the truth or falsity of this statement and state your proof:

Every even number >2 can be expressed as the sum of 2 primes.
4=2+2, 6=3+3, 8=3+5, 10=5+5, 12=5+7, .. , 100=3+97, ...


Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:18 PM

MOM!!! You get back where you belong and stop fooling around with Russians, Greenpeace, the cosmos and I don't know what all rabble!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:39 AM

See, Amos, you don't need blood and gore and mad psycho killers wearing a hockey mask and armed with a woodchipper and locked in a house with beautiful women to make a good story. Watch "The Haunting" sometime -- it's old and there are no people wearing tee shirts soaked in blood but it'll scare the poo into your panties.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:13 AM

Three times in a row!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 08:41 AM

It worked again! In IE. Not in Chrome.

Well, a week or so to spring. We have twice the depth of snow cover we had on Wednesday and it's as cold as a PM's heart here. It's put up yer parka hood stuff. And me back is owwwyyy. Damn storm started with rain, changed to SNOW with WIND and then to sleet (the mod name is 'ice pellets') so it was a b to shovel. Tomorrow, +7 and showers. The upcoming week is forecast to be mild and I'll be starting some Roma seeds in the front window. I just hope they don't go back in their dens when they see the snow. Gonna be Maple Slurpup weather.

Rap has colder weather with more snow and more wind and more sleet, etc, etc. Saved ya some, bud. Yer welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 04:48 AM

I can post! And just in time to ditto A. Thanks, Rap. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 10:44 PM

Jaysus efrfring Keerist, Rapp. You goddamn trying to give me heebie jeebies here? SHeesh! What a spine-tingler tale.

Ya know, I allus wonder why it is when someone tells a story about someone reaching back across the Meat Horizon, and doing something like in that story, how come it always makes our hair stand up and shivers go down our arms, if there's nuffin' to that stuff? See what I mean? It just INDERKATES something we ain't too anxious to discuss.

Anyway, damn good tale.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 09:38 PM

Well, yeah. They gave me the Silver Star. But I left it at the Wall. I was trying to give it back to the guy who earned it. I guess it's in the Smithsonian or somewhere, where ever it is that they keep the stuff guys leave at the Wall.
        See, it was like this. Me and Charlie Edelson enlisted together -- we went in on the "Buddy Plan" and the Army said that we'd be training together and all. And we did. We went through Basic together, down at Fort Knox, and we went through AIT at Ft. Benning to learn to be in the infantry. And when that was done we went to Jump School together, too, and learned to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. All along it was me and Charlie, Charlie and me. We were like brothers or something.
        Anyway, after Jump School the Army decided that they needed a couple more grunts in the Nam and Charlie and me got our orders.
        We had a couple of weeks of leave at home, but neither me or Charlie really enjoyed it much. I mean, you know that it's gonna end and that something awful might be waiting.
        So we reported to Ft. Lewis like we were supposed to and only a couple of days later we got in a big silver bird and were on our way.
        The heat at Tan Son Nhut airport was like a blast furnace when they opened the door. We didn't get to think much about it, 'cause they had us off the plane and into trucks and buses double quick. Before we knew what was going on, me and Charlie had been assigned to different units. He was sent down to the Delta and I was sent up North to 156th Airborne Brigade.        
        Oh yeah. We told the folks at the replacement depot that we'd enlisted on the Buddy Plan and that we were supposed to serve together. I think that that might have been the best laugh they had that day. Then a Captain told us that the "Buddy Plan" only applied to training, and training was over.
        When you don't have any choice you just eat what's served. Charlie went South and I went North.
        We wrote back and forth, and we met a couple of times in Saigon and once in Cu Chi and had some beers and talked. Charlie was doin' just what I was: grunt stuff out in the bush.
        Then one day, after I'd been in country for about six months, I got a letter from Charlie's mom. Charlie had gotten himself greased -- he'd tripped a booby trap when he'd been walking point and he came home in pieces. Not that Mrs. Edelson said it that way; she just said that Charlie had been killed on patrol and that she knew that I'd like to know. I found out what happened later from some other grunts who had known Charlie.
        So I was kind of down for a couple of months, but by Tet '68 I was gettin' short and Charlie Edelson was a memory. Then Charlie -- Victor Charlie -- stomped all over us and I got a Purple Heart and the Silver Star I didn't earn.
        It was like this. We were out on patrol, and the Six -- that is, the CO, Captain Walters -- and the First Sergeant and all of the HQ folks were out with us, 'cause it was supposed to be a skate. Well, it was to start with.
        The Captain and the First had been cadre at the Jump School at Benning and they had the idea that everything in the bush had to be done the Benning Way. Now, lots of that is fine but some of it can get you killed in the bush when people are shooting real bullets at you and doing their very, very best to hurt you instead of you hurting them. Like, the Captain insisted that we carry our gas masks on patrol -- but only one canteen of water! And we couldn't roll our shirt sleeves up, much less take our shirts off! But most importantly, he only let us carry the "basic load" of ammo.
        See, usually we'd carry ever piece of ammo we could carry. Ammo and water and food and insect repellent -- I mean, it got really basic out there. But not when the CP staff were with us! Nope! Four grenades, eighty rounds in magazines and twenty more in the rifle -- that sort of thing. Stuff that could get you killed.
        But like I say, the patrol started as a skate. We were bedding down no later than 1600 each day, diggin' holes and makin' bunkers, pullin' guard duty and listening posts just like we were back at Benning. And all the time the Top and the Old Man riding you for dusty boots or a limp uniform. It was a skate, but not a happy one.
        Then Charlie pulled the cork and it really hit the fan!
        We were humpin', following the Captain's route, and we were crossing a clearing when the point went down from a 12.7 mm machine gun.   Then a bunch of mortar rounds chewed up the rear and those of us in the middle were cut off.
        See, that was Charlie's plan: cut off the point, cut the middle of the column off from the rear, shoot up the rear and finish off the center whenever they wanted. Naturally the Captain, the First Sergeant, the RTO and the machine gunner were taken out first.
        Me? I was about four people behind the Captain and saw him go down with what seemed to be about a hundred bullets in him. It was a quick look, too, 'cause I was trying at the same time to dig a really, really deep hole to get into and pull over me.
        Then the mortars started on us and I felt something tear my legs up and rip my helmet off my head.
        I was shooting back, of course. Everyone still able to was shooting back. But we had been there for a while and nobody had any delusions about our chances. We were in it really, really deep, and it wasn't a hole!   There was little chance that we were going to get out of this alive, and we knew it.
        I remember that I noticed that the radio was still working, and I remember that I thought that somebody had better call for help. I was closest, so it was up to me, and I crawled to it, pulling myself along by my elbows -- my legs weren't working very well at all right then.
        Then a piece of metal hit my head and the next thing I knew I was in the hospital back at Quai Nhon.
        The Colonel came in about a day later and told me that I'd saved the patrol and possibly LZ Furrow, where the 156th was headquartered, and that I was in for a medal.
        Well, I asked him what I'd done and he told me. It seems that I had called in one of the pre-planned artillery barrages that Captain Walters had arranged for before the patrol. It was just the right one, too, for it had messed up Charlie's troops bad while it had saved our skins from being cut to shreds.
        In fact, the Colonel had wanted me to get the Medal of Honor, but there weren't enough witnesses.
        I told him that I hadn't done anything of the sort.
        I guess I got kind of wild about it, too, 'cause he said quietly that I was to come to see him when I out of the hospital and he left and a medic came in then and gave me a shot and that was all I knew for a while.
        Anyway, time went on and I was going to be transferred to a hospital in Japan. I asked the Doctor if I could go see the Colonel before I left, 'cause the Colonel had asked me to, and he said it was okay. So I did.
        The Colonel didn't make me salute or stand at attention. Shucks, I probably couldn't have done it if I had to. Instead he pulled up a chair and told the Sergeant Major to get me a beer -- a cold beer -- and that I could smoke if I wanted to and would I like one of his cigarettes?
        I told him that I'd recently given up the habit and he chuckled. Then he told me that I really was a hero and I disagreed again. And then he told me that he could prove it, because he had taped the radio traffic and he had me on tape. And he played it for me.
        It was a weird, really weird experience. I could hear the "Whump!" of the mortars hitting and the shots and the yelling and all, just like it had been. And then there was the sound of the microphone being fumbled with and then, really, really faintly, just on the edge of hearing, I heard
        "Stone Eight Six, Stone Eight Six, Stone Three One . . . our Six is down . . . Top too . . . it's bad . . . we need . . . arty . . . fire Mike Mike Two Three . . . hurt bad . . .
Mike Mike Two Three . . . fire it now . . . tell Mummy I love her . . . ."
        "You see?" said the Colonel. "Concentration MM23 was preplanned fire. You were found with the microphone in your hand. You were badly hurt. Obviously, although you don't remember it, you called Stone Eight Six -- we here at HQ -- and used your radio call sign, Stone Three One. You asked for the supporting fire, we could hear the problem, and we delivered. Son, because of your actions only five were killed and twelve wounded -- and you were the worst! Basically, your actions saved your company. You deserve a lot more than a Silver Star and the thanks of everyone involved!"
        I couldn't say anything. You see, I couldn't tell him that I had no idea of what the preplanned fires had been because Captain Walters never had told us. And I really could not tell the Colonel that I never, ever called my mother "Mummy" -- but that Charlie Edelson always had, and that it was his voice on the tape.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 05:53 PM

It's finally warm enough so when I look out the back door I see dogs sleeping in the sun, sprawled on the lawn. I think I'll join them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 09:26 AM

Our dog Beany had a minor operation on his foot. Ever after he wore a size 16 work boot on his left back foot. Steel toed, too. He was called "Beany" because, well, that was his name and he was related to beans in an atmospheric sense (if you catch my drift -- you wouldn't want to catch Beany's). Anyway, one day he chewed through the logging chain we used to keep him tied up and disappeared into the forest primeval and apart from what was said to be industrial pollution we never heard from him again.

My brother was heartbroken and wouldn't eat beans for nearly a quarter of a honor in Beany's memory. But we all knew that he'd gone to a better place -- Beany, that is -- my brother was only 27 and far too much of a young and callow lad to leave home. Eventually my brother did leave home, of course, after Mom reminded him that he was married, had three kids, was a veteran of Vietnam, and that it was high time he got a job doing something besides testing condoms for the Highjinks Condom Mill And Feed Company, and with his next paycheck she was going to start charging him room and board.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 08:30 AM

Our dog's having a minor op on his foot this morning. Gotta phone up in about half an hour to see how it went...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 02:42 AM

Unbalanced, eh? I, for one, never noticed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 09:55 PM

There are people I'm just ignoring. Not Mom, of course. But some threads and some people aren't worth pissing myself off. We'll all just have to make a better effort for Mom than our best.

Let's give 110%!

Of course, logically and mathematically you can't.

I went for a pre-op exam today. EKG, blood work, even a MERSA swap up my nose. Took better than 2 hours. Probably would have taken less if they'd told me to stop doing something like breathing deeply after they'd finished, but it wouldn't have been as much fun. Of course, after they'd drawn two tubes of blood the results of the five tubes of blood the VA had drawn on Monday showed up in the mail. Anyway, I'm down about 70 ml. of blood and I'm walking with a list to starboard because there's less blood on the port side and I'm unbalanced.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 07:51 PM

"The reactor I worked on had 4 ft rods..."

Now, how would one throw that on the battlefield? I can barely lift an empty snow shovel.

The lack of threads and posts? Well, that ain't a mystery to me. Even *I* have just about had enough of the continuous bullshit trolls. After the last few rounds of inane crap, I have decided to cut my stress in responding to near zero. Over the past couple of days, I just walked away from some of it. Hmmmm... don't feed the trolls works? Who would have thought? >;-)

As for the snowstorm starting as I type... I am a Boy Sprout... always prepared.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 07:31 PM

Has anyone else noticed that there are only 10 BS threads extant in the past 24 hours? They hardly give MOM any cover at all. We don't want her sagging down to the bottom if we can help it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 05:51 PM

Idaho National Lab is just up the road and bit West. LOTS of fun stuff out there, including some things dropped or shot during WW2 which didn't go "BANG!" But I figured about 10kg of U235 in two 5kg lots slammed together fast oughta do it. Not much, maybe 0.8KT nominal yield, but REALLY REALLY dirty.

Maybe I'll stick the parts down one of the holes in Yellowstone and see what happens. I'm always up for some scientifical experimenting. Maybe I'll discover a new energy source or something. I'll have to get someone else to do the sticking because I'll have to do the measuring and figgering part.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: beardedbruce
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 05:31 PM

I kind of doubt it would make a fission weapon, using commercially available fuel rods. The reactor I worked on had 4 ft rods, and was about 20KW output. Best that I would expect is to reprocess the spent fuel for use in a SNAP system, and utilize the waste heat as well.

Of course, if you build a thorium breeder reactor?.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 04:49 PM

I can use one of those to make a small but effective fission weapon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 04:48 PM

How remarkable to find Ole Bruce the Bearded posting to MOAB!! Surely it is portentous, and Great Changes are afoot in the force!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 03:54 PM

Sounds like you've had a busy couple of days, gnu!

I'm playing at being a techie around the office today, mixing and matching batteries and cameras and low-calibre stuff, no atomic bombs or nucular reactors (it always drove me nuts when Dubya used that word).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: beardedbruce
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 03:28 PM

Check out "Science Made Stupid"

There is a design for a small reactor in a trash can.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 03:03 PM

Wanting some info on small, self-contained nuclear reactors I entered such as a search string. Several entries came up, including "nuclear reactors" on e-bay. Never one to pass up a bargain on a nuclear reactor, I looked. To my dismay all of the entrie were for models or books.

Darn!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:52 PM

Being a swell guy and a caring, enlightened, 21st Century male I will give up my dibs on 50205.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:11 PM

What grace with which young Eb does lightly
Enter to the fray
ANd lift the MOAB one fifth on
To the heights of another Kay!

How bright the tone, how light the touch
As sweet as morning sun!
Knowing we march, as march we must
Towards Kilo Fiftyone!

Good Gnus are often hard to find
In a wintry world gone cold
And when by chance we hap to find
A Gnu both fine and bold,

Why 'tis our duty plain and clear
To share that Gnu-born fun
As all the Gnus that are fir to print
March on toward Fifty-one!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 01:37 PM

gnu, sounds like you are coping. :)

Oh, and 50200.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 01:27 PM

164/95 @ 82 bpm

Alas and alack
Must take up the slack
For I feel the stress
And I must confess
If I don't redress
I'm fucked

cw 2014.03.10
Gary John Owens
Spiral of WTF Did I Do To Deserve All This Shit Press
Deep Dark Hole, NB, Canada

Mum has calmed down since the weather terrorists began cranking her up at about 6AM Monday. The SNOWSTORM OF DESTRUCTION AND DOOM has been downgraded to HUH? IT'S MARCH FFS! So, I wrote a new poem...

122/79 @ 73 bpm

122 oer 79 23
Fuck the weather terrorists at CBC

See above.

Aunt Rose's passing kinda put Mum in a mood first... http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=170127847

Then there was the fuckup with her income taxes that I tried to explain but that's when it went ballistic for no reason. The accountant fucked up on some info and, well, I shut up until it was resolved. That caused Mum more stress and, well, youse know what it's like to see a loved one in distress. It's stressful. HEY! WTF is stressful spelt with only ONE 'l'??? Jaysus H that PsMO!!!! Ohmmmmmm

Contentious, nasty threads at Mudcat. I went bad on an old friend and felt badly before, during and after doing it but I had to do it. PMO ta NO end! Ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Kaspersky... M$ Office... so I put it all outta me mind b'y. And I changed from my Bday induced carefree splurge on decadent spicey and chemical laced foods to a diet of fruit, veggies, cereal and Bud. I got Mum calmed down. Hmmm... I got me calmed down. Thank DOG Mom didn't end up in the gutter while I was astray from the MOAB. Woulda give me a heart attack.

I will survive. I am a survivor. I ain't gonna give up... Amanda Marshall. Man O Man she's good.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 09:05 AM

Well, there's this:

Chicago, March 12. In an accident the police called "bizarre" a local private investigator undid a sex-change operation with a tommy gun early this morning.

Chongo Chimp, a long-time resident of the South Side, apparently dropped a Thompson submachine gun in his apartment above the Four Deuces at 2222 S. Wabash. The gun fired and "emptied an entire fifty round magazine" in to Chimp's groin area according to police.

Chimp was taken to Cook County General where it was found that because the bullets had struck certain areas an old transgender operation had been reversed and he was changed back into a female.

According to a source who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to talk about the case, Chimp came out of the anesthesia murmuring, "I'm Chonga again."

Chimp remains in critical condition at the hospital and the police are continuing their investigation.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 01:05 AM

Oh, THANK YOU, Stilly River Sage! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 11:36 PM

I'm gonna give MOM a boost just in case everyone has gone to bed early tonight. I don't want to find her in the gutter in the morning.

You're welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 03:20 PM

gnu, go to the tools/preferences/settings section of your browsers and select "compatibility mode." That should fix it. And damn 503 page, don't eat any more of my messages!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 11:09 AM

I have verification of myself from sources ranging from the Veterans Administration to my wife to my mother and my grandmothers and my great-grandmothers and my great-great Aunt Tilly. Sure, a DNA check against my siblings might be challenging but that's only because as the first-born I got the cream of the genes and they got the leftovers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 12:37 AM

YEh, right. As if we could even count on you being you, let alone someone else! Come to think of it, I don't think we can trust anyone to do it right. Nothing personal, you understand. Nature of the task description...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 11:04 PM

Why did my last post post as GUEST? It was me! Really! I've checked my ID and everything!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 07:13 PM

Use Firefox, my man. With Adblocker Plus on it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 04:53 PM

Neither Chrome nor IE11 will alow me to see the box with which I can post to threads. I am using IE9 on my old desktop. I am stressed.

Mudcat was running fast on IE and superfast on CHROME AND MAX TOOK THE SITE DOWN. When it came back up, I could load the main forum page after about three tries and then a thread after over 5 tries but could not post. Oh crap this keyboard sucks.... sorry abut the caps. I had to reintall it. Gotta buy a new one tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 03:43 PM

Oxen are also strong, durable, even tempered, and smarter than you might think. They also usually come in pairs. Ever met any up close? They are pretty amazing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 09:04 PM

So you're saying that he's a domesticated, castrated adult male?

It would also mean that he's slow and not very smart.

Don't open any packages from NB, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 08:11 PM

Oxenoid is my own neologism, a marriage of "oxen" and the suffix -oid, meaning "similar to or approximating the form of...".

Thus strong-like-ox Gnu because all the things that didn't kill him have made him stronger.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 05:06 PM

Onomatopoeic


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 11:22 AM

Orange


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 11:07 AM

Ovine.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 06:29 AM

My name in lights! Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 10:49 PM

Obovid. The only unusual O word that occurs to me at the moment. I think I told you happy birthday on facebook, gnu, you young whippersnapper, but I'll say it here also.

Happy Happy Birthday, gnu!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 10:18 PM

Obsequious.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 08:47 PM

oxenoid


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 04:42 PM

I went. I did mediocre at best. But it was enjoyable.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 10:41 AM

Oh, GNu you must be positively oxenoid in strength, considering the many many things that did not kill you this year! Well done, me son!

A


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