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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: Rapparee
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 10:09 PM

Not since Dork's Grift, no. Before that, well, maybe once in a while. Where do you think the Idaho Legion got its start, anyway? Verdun? Antietam? Trenton? Agincourt? Ft. Whoop-Up?

No, it was at the Battle of Dork's Grift, where a hundred thousand screaming Anasazi warriors attacked Number B Company, Idaho Territorial Militia and Home Guard. Quickly forming the famous Idaho Square, they circled the wagons and took cover amidst the rocks and sagebrush. For nearly a week the battle raged and at one point it appeared that Thirst would overtake the Company; fortunately it was found that one of the wagons was hauling iced beer to the mines. Drawing ever closer together as men and women were wounded or killed by the hostile actions of the enemy, the Company was down to its last few rounds (saving one for each of themselves instead of being taken alive and sober) when the screaming Anasazi broke off the attack and saluted the bravery of the defenders -- and left defeated, their deadly cheong sams and ao dais trailing in the dust, their power broken and never to be regained.

This is remembered at every Legion meeting, which begins with the traditional toast, "To the Dorks!"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 11:13 PM

Classic, my good man. Simply classic.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 12:32 AM

Do you know that Dork's Grift is a proper Googlum -- a Google search that turns up only one hit? That hit happens to be this very thread just a short while ago.

Hmmmmmm????



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 10:33 AM

The Big Bang wasn't to big to begin with, eh?

Hey, it's Saturday! I have to work this afternoon, darn it, but then it's nice almost-fall weather. Time to go dig up a flower bed, I think! (I found MOM down at the back of the yard turning the compost pile this morning. You guys help her move the sticks out of the pile and I'll use some of the finished stuff in the flowerbeds.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 12:37 PM

Yippee!

I picked up my first two little cherry tomatoes from my fall garden! They're just beginning to turn pink, so now they're on my windowsill. (It has been my experience that tomatoes that get all the way red on the vine get eaten by birds before I get to them.) I have a bunch more still green, different types, including one plant that I haven't grown before that is very compact. I'll have to figure out what that variety is, it would grow well in a pot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 12:57 PM

We were on the way to twenty K
Just north of nineteen five
And the gang was lazing 'round the deck,
Just glad to be alive,
Old Maw stood on the after deck,
Jes' squintin' at the sky,
Sez she, "I think were fer a blow!
And a blow both wide and high", sez she.
A blow both wide and high.

Well the fellers laughed, and at the jack staff
Glory jes' flapped in the haze.
We had no fear of weather then,
In them balmy summer days.
But Maw she knew a thing er two,
And she said, "Make fast below.
Tie anything down you want to keep.
Fer it's settin' up to blow, me lads
It is settin' up to blow."

Well, Stilly lay on the foc'sle head,
A-working on her tan.
Rapaire was up the topmast stand,
A most peculiar man.
Old Hawk lay out on the quartrdeck
Dreaming of Shatner dreck.
When a cat'spaw whiff blew the flag out stiff,
ANd Maw yelled "Alive on deck!!"
Oh, she hollered "Alive on deck!"


Just across the beam, like a tripper's dream
I could see big Nineteen Five.
Looming out of the haze in a summer day,
As the breezes came alive.
And off the bow, just a point or two,
If the light warn't playing tricks
I could see the twice- occulting light
That stood fer nineteen six, oh, boys,
That far-off nineteen-six.

Ole Maw she grabbed a backstay then,
And she rared back with a yell,
"Now trim them sheets, you useless slugs!
Or she'll take us all to Hell!"
Then a gust came up, and it backed around,
And it slammed us by the bow.
"Go slack them halyards, make a reef!
An' by Jaysus, do it now!!"
Ole Maw said, "Do it now!"

Folks, we're going to break here for a commercial, but we'll be back with more of this death defying tale of Maw and her Ne'er-do-Wells, so stay tuned. Do you sometimes suffer from unquenchable thirst? Is your life haunted by some undefined, unfillable hunger? Folks if it is, you need Topless Soda, the bottle that has no top, but always finds a bottom. Topless Soda is good for men, boys, women and children. It liberates the bashful and calms the beastly, brings wisdom to the foolish and restores humor in the bitter. There's nothing like it on the market today, folks, and believe me, your life will start changing for the better when you start going Topless.



Hzzsssss zptttthtttt crackkkkllles hisssss...Don't touch that dial!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 01:01 PM

What you need to do is erect a large screened enclosure around the tomato plants. This will allow sun and air in, but keep birds out. Then the tomatoes can ripen all the way while still on the vine, and not get eaten by birds. Then too, you could hire someone to stand there all day and shoo the birds away...

Don't bother thanking me. I love coming up with these little ideas to help my friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 05:33 PM

Dear Maw,

As you know, this has been the week from Hell. And at 10 last night the cops called because they'd found an open door -- about 4 hours after closing. So I went down there then and went through the joint with the cops and I went down at 8:30 this morning and we checked the place out very thoroughly.

Turns out all was well inside, but someone took the US and state flags from the pole outside. I had noticed it last night, but thought maybe someone had taken them to was them.

So I go another 4 hours in today.

Late, Maw. I gotta pay some bills.

Your fave rave,
R


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 07:00 PM

Usually the alarm won't set if the doors aren't locked. So don't you have an alarm system in your library?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 08:41 PM

Sigh.

Rapaire, Rapaire, now you are doomed. DOOMED!! You have let the Idaho Flag be transferred from the Bastion of All Knowledge to the Sludge of the Perpetually Criminal At Heart.

This is an awful situation to have develop on your watch, even though you knewnohing about it. This is the FLAG OF ODAHI we're talking about here.

Has the legion put you on "Contract" notice yet?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:30 PM

My heart and mind go out tonight to Steve Fosset, a tough adventurer and smart man, who has been lost in the wide and wild mountains of New Mexico, and for whom the search is still going on. May he have found shelter and water, and may his signal fire be seen at long last.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:37 PM

Nevada, Amos. I think Fossett was in Nevada. Last I knew they had found a half dozen previously unknown air crashes while looking for him.

And no, we do not have an alarm system. Yet. The parts are on order and should arrive 'most any day. It, like the unfinished suspended ceiling, was tossed on the scrapheap by the city when the bills for building the library started coming in 1994.

Just like the security cameras, and the book security system, and a roof fabric that didn't tear when hit by sticks carried on Idaho's winds, and decent insulation for the roof, and the automatically opening doors for people in wheelchairs and....

Don't get me started....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:51 PM

It will come as a shock, I know, but I went to church tonight. The sermon was on the Prodigal Son, and the question was asked, "Who in the parable do YOU feel like?"

I whispered to Pat, "I feel like the fatted calf" but she just poked me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:56 PM

"Heave, ho!" Isn't that the instruction given to hookers when they've imbibed a bit too much o' the hootch?


BTW, while I echo the rueful sentiments re Steve Fossett, I must say I've been absent a day or two and upon returning to this thread I find there is the usual exessive SILLINESS going on here. It must stop.

Immediately.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM

As we used to say when I was but a lad growing into the fine, upstanding, gentleman I am now, "Gristi mene."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 10:05 PM

Common English words you won't find inna dictionary:

Ahmon: (As in "Amon kick yo butt!")
Jeet: (Did you eat?
Jew:* (No. Jew?)*
Prolly: (probably)
Jever: (Did you ever?)
Skwowt;   (Let's go out)
Skwowtteet: (Let's go out to eat.)
Skwowtna: (As in "Let's go out in the parking lot and steal some hubcaps".)


*Yes, "Jew" will be found in the dictionary, but in quite a different context and meaning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 10:41 PM

Nos rare orator quisquam tamen Latin ut ego eram tener. εμείs σπανίως μίλησα οτιδήποτε εκτός από Λατινικά πότε εγώ was νέος. We were a Classic American family of the 1950s.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 11:00 PM

Woody Allen used to complain about that, Genie.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 11:36 PM

Silliness? Never! Go back and read from the beginning, then tell us you think there is too much silliness going on now.

With this assignment I think you'll be back here in about three weeks time. We'll won't go anywhere (except forward on our usual trajectory.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 12:01 AM

"We thinly spoke anything other than Latin when I was young."

And then, in Greek, a similar brag about speaking Latin when young.

Oh, Rapaire. Such preening will not save you from the wrath which awaits you for allowing the Odahi Flag to fall into unworthy hands.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:01 AM

It flies again, Amos. We had a spare. Do you think that La Legionne Idahoiensis would let us be spareless?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:50 AM

You must be in cahoots with the rich and powerful of the Legion if they are going to overlook your responsibility for the scandalous defamation that has befallen the original. The Flag has fallen into unwashed hands!! This is serious. It's not about having a spare!! You don't fool me with your slick PR moves.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 10:56 AM

Amos, I was subjected to the Usual Punishment. And buying a round for the house damned near left me bankrupt, because you get to use your own personal drinking "cup."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 11:29 AM

That flag has always been in unwashed hands, hasn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 11:51 AM

Ah, well, that's all right then. A sore head is the sign of a good night's due punishment. :D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 11:55 AM

That last post, BTW, was 19629. Not a spinner, but a sort of loverly form in its own right.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 12:19 PM

Give me miraculous eyes to see my eyes --
Those rolling mirrors made alive in me,
Terrible crystal more incredible
Than all the things they see.

Sunder me from my soul that I may see
The sins like streaming wounds, the life's brave beat
'Till I shall save myself, as I would save
A stranger in the street.


G.K. Chesterton
The Sword of Surprise
from "Modern American Poetry", Louis Untermeyer, ed.
Harcourt, Brace New York, 1942


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 12:51 PM

Untermeyer edited one of my all-time favorite children's books, the poetry collection called Rainbow in the Sky. It goes back to the very heart and soul of poetic literacy in my childhood.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 01:40 PM

And it goes back to the literate piracy of mine!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 02:24 PM

HE was a close friend and colleague of my own uncle's, and I met him once when I was much too small to understand who I was meeting.

He did good work.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:11 PM

"I finally gave up in disgust..." ==> So I'm like whatever, dood!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:24 PM

Amos, I give you this from the Official History of the Damned Legion (Boise: Official Idaho Legion History Publishing House, 1915), p. 167 et seq., hoping that it will explain much to you:

Hic etsi virtute nostri antecedebant, adversarii loco superiore se defendebant acerrime, et vehemens fiebat ab utrisque clamor telorumque missu concursus, sic ut nostri prope diffiderent victoriae. Congressus enim et clamor, quibus rebus maxime hostis conterretur, in conlatu pari erat condicione. Ita ex utroque genere cum parem virtutem ad bellandum contulissent, pilorum missu fixa cumulatur et concidit adversariorum multitudo. Dextrum ut demonstravimus decumanos cornum tenuisse. Qui etsi erant pauci, tamen propter virtutem magno adversarios timore eorum opera adficiebant, quod a suo loco hostes vehementer premere coeperunt, ut ad subsidium, ne ab latere nostri occuparent, legio adversariorum traduci coepta sit ad dextrum. Quae simul est mota, equitatus Caesaris sinistrum cornum premere coepit, ita uti eximia virtute proelium facere possent ut locus in aciem ad subsidium veniundi non daretur. Ita cum clamor esset intermixtus gemitu gladiorumque crepitus auribus oblatus, inperitorum mentes timore praepediebat. Hic, ut ait Ennius, pes pede premitur, armis teruntur arma, adversariosque vehementissime pugnantes nostri agere coeperunt. Quibus oppidum fuit subsidio. Ita ipsis Liberalibus fusi fugatique non superfuissent, nisi in eum locum confugissent, ex quo erant egressi. In quo proelio ceciderunt milia hominum circiter XXX et siquid amplius, praeterea Labienus, Attius Varus, quibus occisis utrisque funus est factum, itemque equites Romani partim ex urbe, partim ex provincia ad milia III. Nostri desiderati ad hominum mille partim peditum, partim equitum, saucii ad D adversariorum aquilae sunt ablatae XIII et signa . . et fasces? praeterea hos habuit?

(I would not insult your intelligence by translating it.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:28 PM

But you sure would diss my citizenship, Dude!!! You passing on speeches from some terrorist leader, there?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 09:47 PM

How DARE you intimate that the Idaho Legion is an unAmerican terroist organization!

I have a good mind to inform the Legion's "Special Services Corps", who will descend upon you and drink you out of house and home! Then you (not your wife or Barky, just you) would wander the streets and byways of This Great Nation, begging for scraps, dumpster diving for a thin coat to shield you against the fierce cold winds of Winter, trying to sell a few matches for the few coppers that would buy you an evening in a flophouse and, failing to acquire them, your frozen body would be found atop a snowbank, spread-eagled just to annoy those who have to clean it up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Sep 07 - 10:45 PM

My daughter needed to find a poem that told a story for a class in high school, and asked me where to find Barbara Freitchie, because she remembered how we used to read it with great gusto. I'd found a copy of Rainbow in the Sky at my Dad's house after he died. I don't know where the edition from my childhood got to, but I brought this home and immediately made it a regular part of our bedtime reading.

After she finished the assignment she commented that she can't read that without hearing my voice. :)



UP from the meadows rich with corn,   
Clear in the cool September morn,   
   
The clustered spires of Frederick stand   
Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.   
   
Round about them orchards sweep,         
Apple and peach tree fruited deep,   
   
Fair as a garden of the Lord   
To the eyes of the famished rebel horde,   
   
On that pleasant morn of the early fall   
When Lee marched over the mountain wall,?   
   
Over the mountains winding down,   
Horse and foot, into Frederick town.   
   
Forty flags with their silver stars,   
Forty flags with their crimson bars,   
   
Flapped in the morning wind: the sun   
Of noon looked down, and saw not one.   
   
Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then,   
Bowed with her fourscore years and ten;   
   
Bravest of all in Frederick town,   
She took up the flag the men hauled down;   
   
In her attic-window the staff she set,   
To show that one heart was loyal yet.   
   
Up the street came the rebel tread,   
Stonewall Jackson riding ahead.   
   
Under his slouched hat left and right   
He glanced: the old flag met his sight.   
   
"Halt!"?the dust-brown ranks stood fast,   
"Fire!"?out blazed the rifle-blast.   
   
It shivered the window, pane and sash;   
It rent the banner with seam and gash.   
   
Quick, as it fell, from the broken staff   
Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf;   
   
She leaned far out on the window-sill,   
And shook it forth with a royal will.   
   
"Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,   
But spare your country's flag," she said.   
   
A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,   
Over the face of the leader came;   
   
The nobler nature within him stirred   
To life at that woman's deed and word:   
   
"Who touches a hair of yon gray head   
Dies like a dog! March on!" he said.   
   
All day long through Frederick street   
Sounded the tread of marching feet:   
   
All day long that free flag tost   
Over the heads of the rebel host.   
   
Ever its torn folds rose and fell   
On the loyal winds that loved it well;   
   
And through the hill-gaps sunset light   
Shone over it with a warm good-night.   
   
Barbara Frietchie's work is o'er,   
And the Rebel rides on his raids no more.   
   
Honor to her! and let a tear   
Fall, for her sake, on Stonewall's bier.   
   
Over Barbara Frietchie's grave,   
Flag of Freedom and Union, wave!   
   
Peace and order and beauty draw   
Round thy symbol of light and law;   
   
And ever the stars above look down   
On thy stars below in Frederick town!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 12:05 AM

Yeah...I hate the freezing winter winds around here. They get down to 65 and make me shiver in my very boots.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:37 AM

Up from the meadows rich with corn
Clear and cool in the September morn

The flustered friars of Frederick fanned
Green-walled by the girls of Merry Land.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:39 AM

What? You've never heard of climate change? The Legion puts a lot of faith in climate change. That's why they're building beach front concessions just south of town.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:47 AM

Although, deep down inside, I prefer Bullwinkle's version....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 09:27 AM

"Shoot if you must my old gray head,
But spare my union suit," she said.
                   -- Bullwinkle J. Moose


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 09:54 AM

Your defense, good Rapaire, would be to post things which are comprehensible. See what you start when you create vacuums of understanding? All kinds of false data can rush into being to fill the void.

If you translate your own post you will see clearly why I suspected it was a terrorist speech disguised.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 10:01 AM

If you have a gift for detecting terrorism in disguise, Amos, you should be working for the Bush administration.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 10:04 AM

Either that or someone should teach the Bush administration how to use a Goggle page for crying out loud.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 10:17 AM

Now, Amos, don't stretch their capacities beyond reason....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 10:52 AM

Now, Amos, don't stretch their capacities beyond reason....

They already beat him to that punch.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 12:38 PM

LOL, Still! Quick, pointed, and understated.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 12:48 PM

In other news, I think they have found the secret of erectile dysfunction -- a shortage of inflatons.

"The mysterious dark matter that fills the universe could be made of the same particles that put the "big" in the big bang - explaining both inflation and dark matter in a single stroke.

Cosmologists believe that the early universe went through a period of expansion, known as inflation, soon after the big bang - although they do not know exactly what caused it. Now cosmologist Andrew Liddle at the University of Sussex, UK, and his colleagues say one particle may be responsible for both inflation and the dark matter that has been perplexing astronomers.

"We have these two mysteries that we don't really understand, so we thought, why not put them together to halve the problem?" Liddle told New Scientist. "It's so simple that at first we worried it might be ludicrous."

Liddle's theory hinges on the notion suggested by other cosmologists that inflation is caused by a hypothetical particle, aptly named the inflaton. "The inflaton has weird pressure properties that we don't see in everyday particles," explains Liddle. For instance, as they are created in the early universe, they push space apart, forcing it to expand.

The standard thinking goes that inflatons would have decayed into normal particles soon after inflation finished in the first fraction of a second after the big bang, with none left hanging around today. However, Liddle and his colleagues realised that if some inflaton particles survived after the intense burst of expansion during inflation, their mass would become important in attracting surrounding matter." (New Scientist)


Now, of course, this all depends on who is particpating in the big bang. Fractions of a second? That's a pretty rapid contraction, you ask me. Mebbe Liddle Hawk was in the test group and kinda skewed the sample, if you see what I mean. 'Course inflatons aren't what they used to be, according to a survey of Baby Boomers conducted by Kinsey Research Foundation recently.

So I hope they find some of them there inflatons. A lot more efficient than Viagra. Ol' Hack could use a couple in his pursuit of Chongo's sister Chinga...



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 01:05 PM

Ah, Amos...

Back a few years ago we made the joke, "Why did his Faithful Indian Companion shoot the Lone Ranger?" "Because he found out what Tonto meant."

Before you really, really annoy Chongo you might want to check the Spanish verb "chingar". You could tell Chongo that you just misspelled his sister's name....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 03:06 PM

You do me great disservice assuming the overlap was accidental, Rapaire.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 03:21 PM

Ah. I meant no disservice or disrespect.

Well, I happen to know that Chongo has recently acquired a Thompson submachine gun with a drum magazine, and a box of something he calls "Chicago pineapples".


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