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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: mousethief
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 07:02 PM

Soylent Green is Sharpie!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:08 PM

juicy numbers!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:07 PM

to grab one of the


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:07 PM

to swoop in now and then


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:06 PM

I just like...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 02:24 PM

What did he do, break into the Sharpie company to check out this story? Is human flesh the secret ingredient in their ink? Who knew?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 01:19 PM

help im going to be boiled alive by the


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 10:58 AM

I agree. And Sharpie markers that have the image of a disk and say "CD/DVD Marker."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 09:06 AM

If God had intended for us to use printers to print on CDs, He wouldn't have created Sharpie markers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 01:48 AM

Amos, do you have LightScribe on your computer? I bet it would be a lot easier.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 01:22 AM

A curse upon the weary bleary minds of Epson.

I have just persisted for four solid hours debugging the Print to CD function of my little R800. I have succeeded. Buried within the arcane wisdom of the leprechauns, trolls, geeks and weirdoes at Epson there is a secret routine for making the R800 printer behave when asked to print to a CD. After due tribulation and bloody finger-pads and a great loss of temper being confronted with meaningless, non-relevant, non-helpful error messages from Epson, I have found the Golden Key, buried in an obscure online forum somewhere, and have conquered the beast and made it print directly to / on a CD. A thousand trolls and dwarves fled in fear and loathing when I raised the Golden Key high over my head and sent my newly printed CD flashing among them, lopping off heads and fingers on every hand.

But once I got that out of the way I am pretty happy with the result.


A

Oh, for those who wish to know the arcane formula and Spelle to COnquere Ye R800 CD:

Printing to a CD on the R800 from 10.4.2 does work - they key is to set up the Stylus Photo R800(Manual Feed) printer - which used to be more straight forward before 10.4. Just spent three hours figuring this out. Here's how to do it:

To build the Stylus Photo R800 in 10.4 you need to directly connect via USB to the printer (won't work over an Airport).

Now open Printer Setup Utility. The Epson R800 printer will show up immediately in the list before you ? DO NOT ADD THAT PRINTER!!!!! Click "More Printers" and select "Epson USB".

The Epson R800 Printer will show up again and, much more importantly, there is a "Page Setup" pulldown on this dialog that will allow you to select "Manual Feed". Select it.

Now you can click "Add" and there will be a "Stylus Photo R800 (Manual Feed)" printer in the printer list.

When printing to CD:

1. Load the caddy with the blank CD.
2. Move the output tray of the R800 to its upper position by lifting it and settling it into its upper slot.
3. Press the page feed key (icon is a sheet of paper going into the trash).
4. When the caddy has completely finished positioning itself, go to your CD Label program such as Epson Print CD or Discus.
5. Make sure Page Setup is set for A4 paper.
6. Select File==>Print and choose the R800 Manual Feed printer.
7. Click Print.

The instructions in the manual will work now that this printer has been set up correctly.




I hasten to state this degree of technical foofaraw is NOT typical of Mac, and is attributable to Epson.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 04:59 PM

Quinque sine ceres in pace redundus, as the old saying goes. Everyone is in error in their own special way.

I have just spent an hour and a half listening to a most fascinating discussion at the large hall of the Encinitas Library, by a panel of ex-Peace Corps volunteers, describing their various experiences in Russia, the Ukraine, South Africa and Jamaica. A recruiter from the Corps conducted the presentation which was most intriguing. No upper age limit, all expenses paid, crude living conditions, force-fed language lessons, High Virtue beliefs, good medical care--the Peace Corps has it all. An adventure worth having. We are contemplating it as one path after retirement.

Tomorrow we will go to the home of The Oceanographer to watch the San Diego Chargers out-pass, out-run, out-block and out-kick the New York Jets for the championship of the National Football League, leading to their inevitable victory at the Super Bowl.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 03:42 PM

Great, so she squirted out another unit bloomb bloomb bloomb
thats just what we need.


George Carlin.


an equal opportunity offender.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 03:27 PM

Now we know why people from Canada are called Canadians.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 12:58 PM

No, we were just asleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 12:52 PM

Ha! I see my erudition has baffled us all.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 01:38 AM

Besides, the vast majority of people on the Mudcat had no part in the initial attacks on Afghanistan, voted for the other guy, and a reasonable percentage of them are not even Americans. Quod propter hoc demonstratrarum vincet?

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 01:20 AM

I agree with you and your friend, LH, but no one was listening to me when I suggested bombing Afghanistan was a stoopid ideer.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:41 PM

The depths of Pure Spirit, of course.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 02:36 PM

You first point is well taken. Indeed, it was a dark day when a musical friend of mine living in my own town of Orillia innocently drew my attention to Mudcat Cafe, thus luring me into an inescapable tarpit of time-wasting twaddle that would consume mega-parcels of my mental existence and render my life into a sorry shambles!

This friend, a former member of Mudcat Cafe, left it in a fury over "those f**king Americans" around about the time the USA made its decision to start bombing Afghanistan. She has never returned. My reaction to that war was rather similar to hers, but I stayed. (sigh)

And here I am to this day. Trapped like a fly on a fly strip.

As to your 2nd point... Ha! Very droll. I think that when it comes to self-admiration you have no rivals, except possibly for Shane McBride and Rapaire. Shane's self-admiration arises out of deep insecurity. Deep down he knows he's a major loser, but he covers it over with a show of bravado. I'm not sure what yours and/or Rapaire's arises out of.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 02:17 PM

COnversely, if you had taken care of business and never decided to fritter away your time reading this forum, you could have saved yourself all the anxiety your reading here has brought you.

Alternatively, had you decided to tune in to the clear-sighted brilliance, excoriating penchant wit, profound metaphysical insight and deft linguistic hop-scotchery of my posts, you would have celebrated them rather than turning them into a source of angst and antagonism on your own part. Voila.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:12 PM

I'm just pointing out that no one else is interfering in the process, and that if you had decided to restrain yourself and never post here, I would have no opinion at all about you.

Therefore, it's your fault. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:09 PM

LH:

No, monsieur. I am delighted to take responsibility for writing my posts, but as to the dubious product you contrive to draw from them, I am afraid it is entirely your own invention.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 12:59 PM

I SUPPORT FREE QUARKS!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 12:25 PM

FREE THE QUARKS!

No more quark slavery!
Boycott scab quantum mechanics!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 12:06 PM

oh heck...'Spaw and "The boys" achieved quark-gluon plasma years ago - and theirs hangs around a lot longer then a few billionsth of a second. In fact, it is incredibly hard to get rid of.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 11:52 AM

You must remember, Amos, that my impression of you rises entirely from reading your posts... ;-)

(Rapaire's numerous comments about you are quite amusing, but they have had little bearing on my understanding of who or what you are.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 10:24 AM

After the quark-gluon plasma filled the universe for a few millionths of a second after the big bang, it was over 13 billion years until experimenters managed to recreate the extraordinarily hot, dense medium on Earth. The JET Collaboration, a team from six universities and three national laboratories led by Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division, is now developing a new and highly detailed theoretical picture of this unique state of the early universe.

The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Physics recently named Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division to lead a nine-institution collaboration investigating the "Quantitative Jet and Electromagnetic Tomography of Extreme Phases of Matter in Heavy-Ion Collisions" - JET, for short.

... The quark-gluon plasma filled the Universe a few millionths of a second after the big bang but instantly vanished, condensing into the protons and neutrons and other particles from which the present Universe descended.

Some 13.7 billion years later, experimenters recreated the quark-gluon plasma on Earth, using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The first heavy-ion collisions occurred at RHIC in 2000, but confirming the occurence of the quark-gluon plasma in these events took several more years of data collection and analysis.

Freeing the quarks

Quarks come in three different "colors," and it takes three quarks to build a proton or a neutron; as carriers of the color charge, an aspect of the strong nuclear interaction, gluons literally glue the quarks together.

Under ordinary conditions neither quarks nor gluons are ever free. The farther apart they get, the stronger the force between them. Because mass and energy are interchangeable, as described by Einstein's E=Mc2, eventually the energy that would be needed to separate them goes into creating new bound quarks instead.

RHIC was designed to collide heavy nuclei (as heavy as gold, whose nucleus consists of 79 protons and 118 neutrons) at energies so high that during the near-light-speed collisions, conditions cease to be anything like ordinary. Dense, hot fireballs blossom in the collisions, forming a plasma in which neither quarks nor gluons are bound together; instead they move independently with almost complete freedom.


Above suggests we should be very careful around the duckdog, maybe spell words out instead of saying them, that sort of thing.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 10:02 AM

And you, Sir Booques, are completely sans enfants thereby. A zombie, moi? Hey mon, I tink you are needing exemplary edification.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 09:42 AM

Of course Amos feels like a zombie. Amos IS a zombie. His official title is "Old Zombie Grandpappy Amos" or "OZGA" for short (with a short A sound).

The baby on the other hand is NOT a zombie. Babies are nice, even when they wet on you or worse. Babies are hope.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 11:55 PM

Beautiful! And you must feel like a zombie by now.

I've driven through LA in the wee hours also, and because I didn't have a choice, I drove it when I knew the fewest people would be out. As you say, it's rather unworldly at 3am.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 11:17 PM

Mom,

It's been a wild couple of days. I planned to take a day off Thursday to go up and celebrate the imminent (or perhaps by then immediate) arrival of my second grandchild, a girl, due Thursday morning according to plan. Wednesday, as usual, up at five and off to the Orifice.

But then Weds afternoon just after work, the fracturing of the waters occurred. So, being just out of work, I throw some stuff in the car for the long watch and drive the long highway drive in dense rush hour traffic to Los Angeles. I arrive at St John's on Santa Monica Boulevard and spend the night hours doing the Paternity Watch thing with son and his mother in law. Around 1o30 she goes into the O?R for a C-section and around 1130 we are standing around googling at a beautiful brand new baby girl, a model of perfection in miniature. Her whole head is smaller than her father's beard.

Finally around 1230 I bid my fond adieux and get back on the 405 heading south for San Diego through the wee hour darkness. In places the road is twelve lanes wide and I am the only soul in sight. I pull into San Diego about 2 AM and fold up. The next morning I am back at work, having had my work week short-circuited and wildcat-flipped by a miracle.

So now there's a new gene-iteration in the pool. How about THEM apples, Maw???


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 11:08 PM

Ah, Little Hawk, it is with great reluctance I must reveal to you that the battle in which you find yourself is not actually engaged with me, but with your own beautifully created impression of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 10:03 PM

In comparison to what?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:06 PM

That was a great line, wasn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 08:38 PM

In comparison to what?

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 08:01 PM

my knob is enormous


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 06:15 PM

This too shall pass.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 06:12 PM

After finishing "A la recherche du temps perdu" I got diarrhea.

The post-Proust poops, you might say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 03:26 PM

Proust-positive, you might say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 03:22 PM

Well, I didn't know how to read before I started school. But once I learned, I attacked it with a vengeance. One day it was Alice and Jerry, the next day it was Remembrance of Things Past.

Okay, the Proust was actually used as a booster so I could reach my plate at the dinner table. I never really read it. But it was Proust just the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:55 PM

I don't know about you, Stilly, but I certainly have no doubt about it. I intend to keep talking here until Amos gives up and admits that I was right all along about all the things he and I disagree about. ;-) That could take many years. My way of surviving the rigors of this seemingly impossible task is to limit my own entries here to a chosen and valuable few, thus reducing my number of keystrokes, thus saving my energy.

Amos, on the other hand, has no self-control at all, he will blather on endlessly, and he is happy to post here 20 or more times a day, and often at great length. It stands to reason that he will run out of energy before I do. Thus I will win by default. ;-)

If, however, cruel fate causes me to kick the bucket before Amos does, I have stipulated in my will that certain parties take up the task of refuting Amos in my stead...for as long as it takes...and if they die, then they will delegate others to refute Amos until he is finally silenced and made to admit to the entire world how VERY wrong he is!

I'd go on further about it, but that would consume my valuable energy to no purpose.

Therefore I say, "Adieu for now."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:50 PM

Well, recalling the times I saw LH, live, in 3D (which I did...) he really wasn't verbose at all. In fact I recall him as being very quiet, and almost taciturn.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:44 PM

Is there any doubt regarding the verbose tendencies of the group on this thread? ANY AT ALL?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:42 PM

Sirrah, I eschew verbosity as I would septicemic plague!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:37 PM

I had much the same sort of experience. It is what has made us three so verbose in later life, I suppose. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 01:25 PM

Me, too. In one of those life-changing decisions made in too little time, I was entered into second grade directly instead of going through first grade because of reading skill. I might have been a wholly different person but for that one afternoon's discussion between me mither and the principal, a charming bright-eyed silver haired lady named Ruth something.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 11:08 AM

I could read by first grade and I could also write my name in cursive. Naturally I was forced to read the "See Spot run" stuff and print, but when I got home I read and wrote.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 11:03 AM

Have you read To Kill a Mockingbird? That's one of the aspects of that book, Scout's reading, that always stuck with me. As a small child I wanted to learn and Mom kept saying "they'll teach you in school." My kids both read when they started school. My daughter read so well that she complained one day in 1st grade that her teacher had her copies of Shel Silverstein's books out of reach.

I sent a note to both the kindergarten and first grade teachers telling them my kids could read. In the first grade note for my daughter I mentioned that sometimes she would skip over a word she didn't know and the teacher misunderstood. A note came back "reading without comprehension is not true reading."

I set up a parent teacher conference and Moonglow sat in the hall while we talked. Then I called her in, and I had commented about the poetry books, so I asked if we could use one of those. (Teacher had simply never had children who could read those to themselves before.) Moonglow read out loud, clearly, without hesitation, and with great pleasure, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out. Her teacher watched this child read and I could see the wheels turning. By the time she reached

Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Gristly bits of beefy roasts,

the teacher knew she wasn't just learning, this child was an advanced reader.

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out.
She'd wash the dishes and scrub the pans
Cook the yams and spice the hams,
And though her parents would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceiling:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas and rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the windows and blocked the door,
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peels,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans, and tangerines,
Crusts of black-burned buttered toast,
Grisly bits of beefy roast.
The garbage rolled on down the halls,
It raised the roof, it broke the walls,
I mean, greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Blobs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from old bologna,
Rubbery, blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk, and crusts of pie,
Rotting melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold French fries and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That finally it touched the sky,
And none of her friends would come to play,
And all of her neighbors moved away;
And finally, Sarah Cynthia Stout
Said, "Okay, I'll take the garbage out!"
But then, of course it was too late,
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate;
And there in the garbage she did hate
Poor Sarah met an awful fate
That I cannot right now relate
Because the hour is much too late
But children, remember Sarah Stout,
And always take the garbage out.

And yet, with these skills, we read every evening at bedtime well into middle school, high school for Caroline, because they usually both listened. We read long novels, like the first 5 Harry Potter books, we read To Kill a Mockingbird, we read Frankenstein and we read lots and lots of poetry.

So, missing a goofy bunny wasn't a disaster for these kids. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:26 AM

My newphew was reading before he entered kindergarten - then he got into the school system and came home one night and asked me to read him a story....since he had been reading bedtime stories to *ME* for several months (qwe were working our way through 'The Hobbit', I believe) I wondered what the heck was going on....turns out his teacher had informed him he couldn't read because he wasn't old enough.


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