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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: Amos
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 12:55 AM

Nude Moms? Rude news, Rapaire; irreparable rudeness in nosy news.

But let me know if you get any responses...

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 03:47 AM

Ok, ok. So we;ve gone around the sun one more time and gotten away with it. Ok.

I mean, really -- every day is a year since the last time that date came around, right?. So shouldn't we get drunk and yell every night?

I stayed home and listened to NPR.

Garrison was in top form.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 10:36 AM

Happy New Year's Day.

Now all those drunken loudies with their swollen heads we'll wake up woozy and headachy, and go "Oh my Gawd...how did I get into 2006?"/

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 10:37 AM

I was asleep by 12:15. No highlife or highjinks for ME!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 12:53 PM

We had a quiet evening. No sign of wildfires set off by the ubiquitous new year fireworks. Looks like people paid attention to the fire cautions this year.

I worked on my (late as usual) holiday letter. I think I'll finish getting them ready today and drop them in the mail tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:45 PM

How nice to know that in addition to your many manly talents, erutdition, and gentility, you are also an old sobersides.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 03:58 PM

Whatcha want me to do? Play bugle calls? Shoot guns? Fire off fireworks? Bang sewer lids together? Hoot 'n' holler my head off? Git drunker'n hell 'n' throw up on the neighbor's car? Beat up a cop?

No, I lay abed reading a reprint of "Hard Tack and Coffee: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War" until I fell into the loving arms of Morpheus.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 05:47 PM

Well done, sir. I stayed up listening to some wonderful radio, as I said. But my neighbors, who are renters of college age, deemed it appropriate to make very loud expostulations into the evening air. One disadvantage of our year-round climate is that people do this sort of thing in their back yards in December. So it was difficult sleeping.    I found myself wishing I had one of your arquebusses, or a device for launching cherry bombs.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 07:11 PM

12 gauge shotgun, loaded with a thing called "bird bombs." Designed to scare birds out of orchards, the shell launches a large firecracker skyward or whateverward you aim it.

Way up North of 60 they use 'em to scare Brown Bears away from touroids and researchers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 07:27 PM

I forgot: yesterday was, I believe, Hogamany or some one of those Scottish holidays -- and I had a glass of whisky. Islay made, too. Not that stuff that Larry passes off at the Legion Hovel as Scotch whisky, about which I have my doubts since I have never before seen a distillery use a Pepsi cap to seal one of their bottles.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 11:20 PM

It sure doesn't feel like January 1 here. We usually have cold sloppy weather It was up in the 80s again today, and it is so dry that all you can smell is singed grass in the area and at night the light from the street lights has that brownish cast from smoke. I feel like I need to set the alarm every hour or two to keep an eye on the yard and trees beyond. (The local news says it is from a fire a couple of counties west of here, but it smells very close by.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 10:14 AM

Get a "circle of defensibility" as quick as you can. See here
Smoke in the air always makes the fire seem closer than it actually is.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 03:26 PM

Weather has never stopped us Minnesota hardy rustic folk from being outside on a December 31st. We built a hot roaring fire, got out the eggs and tamborines, drums and harmonicas, clackers and bells and proceeded to bring in the new year with strange, lurid, madeup melodies mostly about sex.
We were told we could be heard from town but that could have been a myth.
I am so influenced by the mudcat cookbook I was- No-Not making anything of culinary delight-I was still drinking 'whiskey before breakfast'! I felt fine all day!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 03:52 PM

RR, I'm sorry, but I can't believe that. I've been to Minnesota, most recently in November. And I know a bunch of Minnesotans. To dance and sing around a bonfire would mean that they would be expressing emotions.

Of course, if you'd said that you and some friends had fixed some hotdish and at the stroke of midnight someone had said, "So...it's the New Year. Good deal, huh?" and someone else had said, "You bet!" I might have believed you.

Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 06:17 PM

Oh, sure, Rapaire, you betcha. But ya know, ya shouldn't be casting doubts on RR's testimony. Nope. 'At's not like a gentleman, you betcha. Nope, it ain't. 'Cuz, ya know, RR, well, she's a lady, if you know what I mean. Doncha think? Sure she is. Yup!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 07:10 PM

I'm not casting any stones or throwing aspargus at anybody. It's just that them Minnesotans are about as emotional as folks in San Diego or Quentin or wherever it is. Why, the dialogue I presented would be the epitome of delirious abandon and might ever get the dialoguers sent to St. Cloud for "Aggravated Rapture."

I don't doubt RR in the least, but I kinda think she was partaking too freely of Grain Belt and THOUGHT she saw what she reported she saw, see?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 10:32 PM

First time I heard one of Garrison Kiellor's monologs on PHC, years ago, I knew he had captured the Norwegian flavor of my childhood in Northwestern Washington. You don't need to be from Minnesota to fit that description. But as it happens, my great grandfather Ole met Lena my great grandmother in Minnesota on his way west after immigrating from Norway. In 1880 or thereabouts.

I do have that fire break in place that you mention, Rap. Since the house was lived in by renters for many years the landscaping was nil when I bought it. I have planted many trees and shrubs, but they're all away from the house. And though it would dry quickly when faced with a fire, I gave the yard a good long soak with the oscillating sprinkler (over the entire lot) in the last two days, running several hours in each location.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:51 PM

Oh yeah-you betch ya. Rapaire you should have come for a visit if you were in MN. I would have made you a tater-tot hotdish or something!
If you want to know how hardy we of the real north are, read this
No offense to you down there in San Diago Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:51 PM

Keep yer hoses kinkless, too. I don't trust wildfire one little bit.

So there was Ole and Lena out on their honeymoon, sitting in their car. Ole put his hand on Lena's leg and she responded with a nice big kiss. Ole kept moving his hand, and pretty soon Lena said, "Oh, Ole, we're married now. You can go a lot farther." So Ole put the car in gear and drove clear to Duluth.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 11:59 PM

Hell, no offense RR. I KNOW I am glad to be in the warm part of the country -- I paid my dues walking through ten-foot snowdrifts and shoveling driveways, cursing cold engines that wouldn't start and lowering my earflaps. I was raised in Connecticut and Vermont.

So I am very aware of the difference, thank you and delighted to discover its beginning to warm up already and I won't need to wear alight jacket anymore!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 12:01 AM

YIPPEE!!!! I have escaped the dreaded Mudcat birthday thread!

My birthday was Sunday, 12/31. It is now Tuesday, 01/03. Not only did nobody start a silly birthday thread on my birthdate, but the 48-hour grace period during which one may start a belated birthday thread has now expired! I am SO happy!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 12:02 AM

Come on up here. I can set you down above the 7,000 foot level in about 10 feet of snow. Do ya good.

(I lived for 28 years around the Great Lakes, each time in a snow belt. This Idaho stuff I've had so far is wimp city.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 02:09 AM

Ooooh! Rapaire! You are SOOOO tough!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 12:17 PM

Well, then, all I got to say to YOU is

Fari řeir sem fara vilja,
Komi řeir sem koma vilja,
Mer og minum ad meinalausu.

So there!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:03 PM

Mom, I've heard from Teresa and she's okay. Just wanted you to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:44 PM

In case the ups and downs of the matter had you over-wrought:

HOW DOES MATTER TERMINATE? That is, at the microscopic level how
does nature make the transition from a densely packed material
surface (the skin of an apple, say) to the nothingness that lies
above? This issue is especially dramatic for collapsed stars, where
the matter density gradient marking the star-to-vacuum transition
can be as great as 10^26 g/cm^4.

A new model, proposed by
physicists at Los Alamos and Argonne National Labs, claim that the
prevailing theory of what happens at quark-star surfaces is wrong.
These quark stars are characterized by interiors which consist of
quark matter from the center all the way to the surface. For quark
matter to exist in the low pressure environment near the surface,
matter containing nearly equal numbers of up, down and strange
quarks must be preferred over neutrons and protons. Theorists have
speculated about this possibility (often called the Strange Quark
Matter Hypothesis) since the early 1980's.

A star made in this way,
a quark star, is thought to be the densest possible type of matter.
Any denser than this, and the star must become a black hole.
In the ordinary kind of matter prevailing in our solar system,
matter consists of up (u) and down (d) quarks. A proton, for
example, consists of two u quarks and one d quark. A neutron
consists of two d quarks and one u quark.

Converting u or d quarks
to strange (s) quarks in neutrons or protons is typically unstable.
In the high-density environment of quark stars, however, matter
containing up, down, and strange quarks might be stable.

The reason
for this is that when thousands of quarks are together (unlike the
ordinary twosome or threesome quark combinations we see on Earth in
the form of protons, neutrons, and mesons) u-d-s matter is likely to
be a more energy-efficient form of packaging than the u-d form of
matter we have on our planet if the strange quark matter hypothesis is
correct.

...Rest of story here.

Probably more than you wanted to know; more strange than up OR down!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 11:14 PM

I forgot what I was going to say. Sorry to have bothered you. Not a wrong number, but just that I forgot. That's okay, I'm sorry about it. It was a great thought, too.   Something about up-down-strange quarks and the termination of matter. But I dunno what it was now. Maybe it'll come to

Quark! Quark!



Oh, goddamit Gluon!! Stop humping my leg and let me think!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 09:19 AM

Still can't remember what it was, what with that dog and all. Dang, and it was a good 'un, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 04:35 PM

Gluon has his ups and downs, and he is a bit strange, but where -- or what -- would we be without him?


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

I always suspected this, but in case you ever meet a chicken singing a quail-song, here's the explanation you will need:

"Chickens with bits of quail brain transplanted into their head sing a different tune, a Canadian researcher found while mapping neural circuits to identify which cause specific behaviors.

The findings could help scientists better understand human language acquisition and development, as well as lead to new treatments for brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, said Evan Balaban, a behavioral neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal.

"We made a chicken sound like a quail, proving that the way the birds vocalize is not affected by learning," Balaban said. "They are born with a song in their head."

Over the past 12 years, he and colleagues in the United States swapped brain cells from quail and chicken embryos to see the effects on the particular characteristics of each bird.

When they hatched, the chickens looked normal, except for a few dark quail feathers sprouting from their heads, but sang two introductory notes followed by the long trill of a quail song instead of a cock-a-doodle-doo.

Computers were used to analyze the acoustics but the different sounds were recognizable just by listening.

In the past, researchers believed birds learned their songs from their parents or their brethren. But, studies have shown they are born already hardwired with a tune in mind.




I dunno about "in mind" but it is interesting to see that the birds' vocabulary is entrained at a cellular level.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:30 PM

I was born with a song in my heart. Problem is, I was too young to know what it was. I think it was maybe the Choral part to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, or maybe "She'll be comin' 'round the moutain" or just possibly "Blue suede shoes." One or the other or the other. I don't think that it was "Bad Moon Risin'" or "You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille" but it could have been. Like I said, I was born very young and wasn't all that musically sophisticated, being barely able to transpose "Black Snake Moan" into an alto clef minor key so that it would sound weird on a french horn.

I still have a song in my heart. When the doctor listens to my chest he starts tapping his foot and before you know it he's dancing around the room with the nurse. It must be a pretty good song. I wish I knew what it was. I don't think that it's the "Pennsylvania Polka."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:38 PM

To make a doctor dance around like that, at that early date, it musta been "Chatanooga Shoeshine Boy", I thimk. :D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:43 PM

Back a few years ago I was singing "Pardon me, boy" as I walked by the Illinois governor's mansion, and he did! I got it in the mail the next week, a full pardon. An invoice was enclosed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:00 PM

Pretty wussy stuff, for a Governor!!

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:05 PM

Ole lay slowly dying in his bedroom. The family moved around the house speaking in hushed voices, women were in the kitchen preparing food for the visitors who would arrive after the announcement of his death.

Lena visited Ole, sitting on the edge of his bed as the family moved in around the edges.

"Is that you, Lena?" Ole asked.
"Yes, Ole, and the family is here also."
"Is everyone here?" he asked weakly.
"Yes, Ole," she replied, wiping a tear from her cheek.
"If you're all in here, then why is the kitchen light still on?"

:)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 08:35 AM

Doctor listens to your chest and then starts dancing around the room? The song in your heart that he heard was probably "Oh how the money rolls in"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 08:45 AM

So, Lena was fresh over and got a job as a maid for a rich family. One day she was cleaning in the master bedroom and saw a used condom in the trash can. She started to wail and scream and cry, and the lady of the house came running.

Lena couldn't talk, but just pointed to the trash can and it's contents.

"What!" the lady snapped. "Don't you have sex in Norway?"

"Yah," replied Lena through her tear, "but not so hard to make the skin come off."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 11:02 AM

Ach, Rapaire, you do have a way with them words, sure. You do. You bet. I bet it is all that time in books, that you do at work. Ya tink? You betcha.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 05:36 PM

Aw, shucks, Amos, you're gonna make me get the big head and all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 06:11 PM

ooops! Too late, sure. But you earned it, yup!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 07:17 PM

Amos, you've guessed my secret.
(The picture was taken last St. Patrick's Day; I'm the tall one.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 07:30 PM

LOVE the outfit, big guy. Which system is it from???



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 12:35 AM

Since I first heard of Drexler' and Feynman and their vision of building with the very very small, I have dreamed of a day when the entire energy budget of a home would be met by the ambient impact of solar, wind, noise, vibration, cosmic rays and what have you on the structure of the house itself.

So -- to me, anyway -- this may be important,. Because it could not only lead to a major step toward energy independence for the US, but also untie millions of poorer cultures from their energy-driven shackles:

os Alamos National Laboratory scientists have discovered that a phenomenon called carrier multiplication, in which semiconductor nanocrystals respond to photons by producing multiple electrons, is applicable to a broader array of materials that previously thought. The discovery increases the potential for the use of nanoscrystals as solar cell materials to produce higher electrical outputs than current solar cells.

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In papers published recently in the journals Nature Physics and Applied Physics Letters, the scientists demonstrate that carrier multiplication is not unique to lead selenide nanocrystals, but also occurs with very high efficiency in nanocrystals of other compositions, such as cadmium selenide. In addition, these new results shed light on the mechanism for carrier multiplication, which likely occurs via the instantaneous photoexcitation of multiple electrons. Such a process has never been observed in macroscopic materials and it explicitly relies on the unique physics of the nanoscale size regime.

According to Richard Schaller, a Los Alamos scientist on the team, "Our research of carrier multiplication in previous years was really focused on analyzing the response of lead selenide nanocrystals to very short laser pulses. We discovered that the absorption of a single photon could produce two or even three excited electrons. We knew, somewhat instinctively, that carrier multiplication was probably not confined to lead selenide, but we needed to pursue the question."

Lead project scientist Victor Klimov explains, "Carrier multiplication actually relies upon very strong interactions between electrons squeezed within the tiny volume of a nanoscale semiconductor particle. That is why it is the particle size, not its composition that mostly determines the efficiency of the effect. In nanosize crystals, strong electron-electron interactions make a high-energy electron unstable. This electron only exists in its so-called 'virtual state' for an instant before rapidly transforming into a more stable state comprising two or more electrons."

Full article can be found here.

In other news of great interest, University of Iowa researchers have found a star orbiting a "medium-sized" black hole -- about 1,000 times more massive than the sun -- in the nearby starburst galaxy M82, a development that may help explain how medium-sized black holes form and evolve, according to a paper to be published in the Jan. 5 issue of Science Express, the online version of the journal Science. Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news9605.html.

And in an investigation smacking of forensic detective work, scientists have measured the rate of star death and rebirth in our galaxy by combing through the sparse remains of exploded stars from the last few million years. They conclude the Milky Way produces seven new stars a year.

Full story here.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 02:45 PM

Monm:

OK, I apologize for not cleaning up that post when I left the house this morning; but that's no excuse to just fall off the edge. You can do better than that!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 08:48 PM

I wandered lonely as a nun
Through empty halls and dusty rooms.
Then, all at once, I heard the sound
Of a million flowering, swelling wombs
And newborn lives and souls reborn
From far-off Han to LA Yuppie
Re-learning wisdom rudely torn,
As human, lion, panda, guppie!
Across the planet, by the clock
New lives on every hand grew bold
And cohorts formed of gleaming eyes
And wisdom's robes of blue and gold.
And this time, I could see it plain,
We would leave the old mistakes behind
Outgrow old madness, and old pain,
And build a wiser time and mind
For those of every form and kind.

Willamette D'Aubergine Crandall
Songs of Distinct Improvement
Whalebone Stays Press, pub.
London, 1907


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 09:04 PM

Mom wouldn't load when I tried to reach her this morning. Now I only have time to say "hi." I've been trying to get a basket over at eBay and there's this predatory bidder who comes in for the first time with 4 seconds to go and no opportunity to counter (reminds me of behavior one might expect from a regular nasty Mudcatter who shall remain nameless, but his initials are Martin Gibson), so someone has to knock this guy back on his heels. Maybe tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 09:22 PM

Hey, ya want Vinnie's phone number, huh? Vinnie'll knock him back on his heels. Hell, Vinnie'll knock him so far back that the guy will be happy to eat dinner with the fishies. Vinnie's like that John Wayne toilet paper you've heard so much about.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jan 06 - 09:32 PM

I got the baskets without the struggle I expected. Just as well. eBay has had some nice items lately. I picked up a beautiful Santa Clara deeply carved Avanyu pot for a very nice price a couple of weeks ago. Only reason was I was up late waiting for the kids to come in from their Dad's house (for christmas eve) so I had a couple of hours to kill. I don't fill the stockings until after the kiddos are in bed. Anyway, this wonderful pot came by and I was the only bidder. Got it for probably 1/3 or 1/4 of what I usually see them go for.

Every so often you get lucky. But Mom knows that!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 09:42 AM

I'm back. I'm off again tonight to the first ball of the year, but that's not three weeks long....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Jan 06 - 10:13 AM

Having a ball.


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