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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: Eiseley
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:20 PM

WHEEEEEEE!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:18 PM

Here it goes . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:18 PM

Oh so close . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 10:47 PM

Amos, when you pick me up for Getaway, reflect upon Amos 12:4. Is it obscure to give something the name given it by the people who were there first?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 10:43 PM

I just found a genuine HD channel on my new TV. My gawd!! I could count the wrinkles in the batter's elbow!! Why I would want to do so is beyond me, but being able to is a hoot.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 08:09 PM

An ultrasound emitter at the valve would induce nano-scale cavitation and femto-second bursts of coherent light, known as sonoluminescence. Might be worth exploring.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 04:49 PM

SRS... engineering can be beautiful too. I wonder what art could be produced by introducing cavitation at the valve although that might mess up the light transmission downstream of the valve. Be neat to try it. I wonder if a modified needle valve could be used offset from the centroid of the flow to achieve such cavitation... perhaps a concentric set of needles allowing laminar flow at the centre and at the circumference. Hmmmm... lots of problems with that, but it would be worth a shot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 04:39 PM

That is an impressive piece of home engineering! Wish he sold blueprints!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 04:15 PM

Here's a nifty science project for our MOAB nerds:

Dave's Laminar Water Jet project.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 04:02 PM

Even a heel has to give tongue once in a while!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:05 AM

Oh, shoe now!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:00 AM

I think Rapaire means the Paha Sapa: The Black Hills (Pahá Sápa in Lakota, Moˀȯhta-voˀhonáaeva in Cheyenne) are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, USA. ...


His policy of Tantalus obscurus absurdum (teasing people by being ridiculously hard to understand) only grows doubly noisome when compounded by misspellings. Paha Sopa is a Mexican breakfast soup containing shaved espadrilles, not at all what he meant.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 10:23 AM

They're partial to integrated oscillatory patterns. It makes them feel very special.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 09:57 AM

You know, I'm sort of tired of her naked bungee jumping. The neighbors have complained, you know, but not too much.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 01:37 AM

MOM was fine. I think she understands that there is no bungee jumping from the porch into the abyss of the space below the line. The drop isn't enough, she'd just hit the dirt with her face.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:44 PM

Geez, Amos, gimme a break. I'm in a motel in Hot Springs, SD, in the Paha Sopa.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:13 PM

Woe, the low-fallen arcg of Mom!
Now unfleet of lowered foot, stumbling
Down and down
To the sense of sin's center. How
Can this be so?
Is she not Mom??


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:44 PM

Well, Ms Eiseley, although the referent is obscure, the sentiment doth warm the heart, and so many thanks!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:13 PM

Amos, I could have said best original poet, and that's correct also. But then Rapaire would have thought I was subtly praising plagiarism.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 12:43 PM

Well, if Rapaire won't send you his fesses, how about his toup?e? A sharp aroma of overheated synthetic fiber would warm other animals when he was in the area...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 11:40 AM

I bought my peppers the night before the call about the funeral stuff, so I have to roast them today. So last call for singed stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 11:35 AM

Both of those animals have uses, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 11:01 AM

I imagine such souls--full of judgmental venom and icy confusions and fear-filled falsehoods--end up something like a lump of coal, perhaps living in the brain of a toad or the belly of a porcupine, incapable of more than fitful snuffling and defecating.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 10:28 PM

Shucks, I've also shot books. Nailed ol' Huck Finn right between the eyes, I think. Ask Gaila.

As fer them hay-burning, cattle-shooting, spiteful, bile-rising children of dump dogs, why, they'll feel scorching soon enough. Gonna be good and hot, too, unless they find themselves all the way down in the ice, ending up as Dante described it down there. As for the YL, you'll likely meet her again in a place of fair weather and sunshine.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 09:00 PM

Hmm, Rapaire has scorched a few books in his time, I mean burned. No! I mean stabbed and skewered with a sword. I know, I was there watching at the time. Not only that, but he was urging young children to do likewise. I think it was for Banned Books Week, and I believe there wad a copy of Sears Subject Headings, or maybe the Idaho Code of Law.

Stilly, maybe you could skewer and the scorch some of those BSers you were mentioning. Give 'em a taste of what it'll be like to burn.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 05:32 PM

Can you persuade Rapaire to shipp you a pair of fesses de bibliotheque ? la l'Idahoe? I'd like to see them porperly scorched.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 12:45 PM

Hey, I'm going to set up the grill to scorch some peppers before I freeze them. Anything you want scorched?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 11:09 AM

A few glasses of wine and a good night's sleep and I think the unconscious has sorted through a lot. I will conclude that for as sad as everyone was yesterday, there was no surprise. I just wish it didn't seem like it was inevitable.

MOM had more wine than I did so is still snoring in there -- it may be a while before she reports back on what she dreamed.

It's a humid overcast day, and I think it's time to put the dog spa away for the year. Next one who sees MOM head out to the back yard ask if she wants me to siphon the water into the garden, around the trees, or just pour it there on the lawn near the stairs. You'll remember that last year when we did that she stepped into the mud and lost a shoe in the lawn. It turned up after the yard dried and froze this winter, but she couldn't ever make that shoe look as good as the mate to wear again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 10:16 AM

I can't comment, Stilly, without becoming very angry. But I suspect that nothing will be learned from all of these by those...people. I'm sorry the young woman felt she had to do that, very sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 01:53 AM

Jaysus. What a sad mess.

YEah pass it on. Mom will add it to her collection.

Oy, such tsuris.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 12:33 AM

We talked to her brother, a friend of my son's, and as it happens, my son texted at that time that he wished he could be there, so I was able to hold it up for his friend, a kind of long-distance yet local condolence.

My daughter was one of the best high school friends of the young woman who died, and as we walked up to her mother I told Moonglow that she needed to simply let her Mom give her a big long hug and cry. Moonglow was going to be a surrogate for her friend at that moment in time. Yup.

Do you remember the Münchhausen-by-proxy mother in the film The Sixth Sense? The father wasn't as bad as that, he was wearing a light green shirt, not red, but I had never met him before and if he hadn't been pointed out I wouldn't have recognized him as the father of a dead child by his demeanor. He of the ultra-fundamentalist bent.

Tomorrow is the funeral. I'll get a big enough dose of BS there to last me for weeks, but I'll slough it off and come check up on MOM before much time passes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:24 PM

I'm so sorry for everyone involved, SRS. What a terrible tragedy to have a life ended so abruptly and senselessly. I agree that those platitudes so many offer are miserable comfort.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 09:22 PM

Ya young whippersnapper punk kid! I'm just 42 in hex, but I expect respect.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 03:07 PM

Dear Mom:

On Sunday it will be 23,741 days since I was born, to my Other Mom.
That's 101110010111101 in a binary system. If you are three-toed and slothful, it is 1012120022 in ternary. If you have only one hand it is 1224431 in quintal. If you're twice a square, then it is   56275 in octal, and if you an ubernerd the hex is 5CBD. It is also 2,051,222,400 seconds OR 34,187,040 minutes OR 569,784 hours of which I have spent about 130,00 wandering in dreamland.

My grandmother said I was nuffin' but a broiler. But what did she know? Look how I turned out!!! Well done!!!

You know what they say, Mom: you're only as old as you feel. I wish, though, that the damned clocks would stop arguing with me.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 02:37 PM

I have no words Maggie, only tears


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 02:25 PM

How tragic. T&Ps for your daughter, SRS, and for the young lady and her family and friends. Truly sad.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:16 AM

This is a grim statistic; I can only wonder how many promising lives we lose in a day or a year because of the insane meddling of unhinged belief-system merchants. Do they number in the thousands? If not mortally--how many are walking wounded from induced madness of enforced unreality?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:57 AM

Sad news today. A young woman who was friends with my daughter throughout public school died at her own hand on Tuesday. I had a call this morning and my daughter will come down for the viewing and funeral. Why mention it on BS? Because her life was manipulated to pieces by the BS of fundamentalist church communities. Left alone, she may (or may not) have been unstable, but the church-like condolences offered on the online guest book annoy me no end. She isn't in a "better place." She is a dead 22-year-old girl. The mentality that says this is better than a full rich life is absurd and is what helped put her here.

Pardon me. I'll go take care of the weekend's business. I won't try to post a remark like this online in the obit because the eyeballs that scan these things won't let it through.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:39 AM

And after clicking and standing up to three-quarters of the performance, I can double that in spades.

Even Shatner should know better than to try to make Hamlet out of Elton John, for crying out loud.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 09:28 AM

I can tell you without even clicking, it is worse.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 01:03 AM

Someone just turned this up on facebook, a YouTube clip of the Shatman doing Rocket Man in 1978. I only just started it - I can't stand to watch - is it really as awful as I think it is?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 10:16 PM

Now, I'm not sayin' I'm a better general or even Lieutenant Colonel than ol' George, but iffen my scouts said, "Jeez, man, there must be a couple thousand Indians over there" I sure as heck wouldn't divide my troops, like Gaul, into three parts. And I wouldn't send the troops with the ammunition off on a scout. In fact, I wouldn't even disobey orders -- I'd let my CO know what I'd found and just sit there and dig rifle pits and things.

Screw this "Bugler, sound the charge!" stuff. Man there's like 3,000 Indians out there and you're outnumbered better'n three to one in your whole regiment!

"Please Mr Custer,
I don't wanna go...."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:41 PM

Ah, dinna fasch thysel'. Thee and me, we're well past the age of the goose, and nearly past the age of the cock!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 04:24 PM

Relative? Incest? Eeeeweeeeee. Makes my feathers shake.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 04:10 PM

Many's the cock has been goosed before its time, and many the goose never found a cock. These thing are often relative.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 03:18 PM

Goose down, goose up - I think most would agree that Custer's last act was a cock up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:34 PM

Oh, Mom!! NO drifting down like goosedown.

And what the hell? Most people as I recall goose UP.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 01:02 PM

THat was no goosedown, General--that was an arrow quill.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 12:37 PM

Custer was a lot like Inspector Clouseau, he "never refuse the challenge". ;-) Imagine his delight at catching all those Indians by surprise, all gathered in one place at the same time. Why, he couldn't have planned it better! He could see the presidency floating gently down into his outstretched hands, just like a bit of goosedown...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 10:47 AM

I sent a message earlier, but the gremlins ate it.

Thank you, Amos, for the poem. I haven't stopped smiling when I think about it.

Thank you, Stilly, for the great suggestion. I'll put some volunteers right to the needle. Maybe one of them will also make a fuzzy steering wheel cover.

Rapaire, I don't think you need worry about being scalped. Try to smooth things over up there, okay?

Eiseley


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