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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 12:42 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 07 - 01:23 PM
Amos 14 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 07 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage 14 Feb 07 - 04:33 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 05:23 PM
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Amos 14 Feb 07 - 06:43 PM
JennyO 14 Feb 07 - 06:55 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 07:00 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 07 - 07:20 PM
Acme 14 Feb 07 - 07:28 PM
Bobert 14 Feb 07 - 07:54 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 09:13 PM
Bobert 14 Feb 07 - 09:51 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 10:03 PM
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Acme 14 Feb 07 - 10:27 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 07 - 10:48 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 07 - 11:37 PM
Amos 15 Feb 07 - 12:44 AM
Rapparee 15 Feb 07 - 09:15 AM
Bunnahabhain 15 Feb 07 - 09:33 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:42 PM

The ZIP Code here is 83204. Use it to check out the weather.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:23 PM

Current conditions here: 37º F and falling, overcast and dreary. But the wind's easing up so the wind-chill factor is actually going up as the temperature drops. It's up to 29º.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM

Gee. We're in the low 70's with cerulean skies dotted with occasional sheep-like clouds of pure white. A gentle breeze is making the daisies nod. I am working on a test platform in back of our building, something like a deck extended out over the nearby canyon, and am going to and fron in shirtsleeves and sandals, quite comfortably. I am also whistling.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:22 PM

Looks like Mom did as I asked and talked with Mother Nature. The clouds have cleared and the temperature is up to almost 50º. Thanks, Mom!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:33 PM

Now if she'll kindly supply a slick spot so on Amos' next trip out he slips and splits his shorts as he hits the deck. Just for being so smug.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 05:23 PM

'Sokay, Stilly. I been to Amos's place and global warming is gonna make the ocean rise high enough to flood it. Not a lot, just enough so that he'll be sloppin' around in water up to his ankles all the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:43 PM

Palindrome, and, I think, pinwheel! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:43 PM

You may recall. sir, how dark it was and how disoriented you were as we escaped from that blue-collar dive of a motel and made our way north on I-5 to civilization -- or you would otherwise have noticed the sturdy hills and the clever change in elevation between my humble and cozy abode and the nearby coast. As I see it, global warming is going to give me a lovely piece of beachfront property, with the ocean just close enough to run down and bathe in in the tropical dawns ahead.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:55 PM

Congratulations on your palindromic number, Rapaire. However it is not a pinwheel. The next pinwheel is 16191, and I have dibbs on that.

Jenny - pinwheel expert.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:00 PM

Yes, that's true. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll will do that to you. All I remember is that your house was covered with chickenwire and you cooked a seagull for dinner. Very shortly after that I found myself on the deck of a tramp steamer and you were arguing with the Captain over "the price."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:20 PM

Yes, Rapaire's catch, "16161" is both palindromic and flippable, but when flipped it becomes "19191" so it's not a pinwheel. Jenny's right, "16191" is the next pinwheel. And the next pinwheel after that, by my admittedly inexpert calculations, is "16891".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:28 PM

Well, shoot. My last post didn't get there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:54 PM

Hi, ya all...

Ahhhh, SRS said this was okay an' free of dumbass Bushites??? That true??? Yeah, I've been stayin' out of the Catbox 'cause I was jus' gettin' a little worn out by them folks an' their ability to hyjack threads but this one seems to be goin' okay...

(Over 16M posts, Bobert??? That not only beats out McDonalds but goes well beyond "goin' okay" status...)

So, pardon me, but I have to admit that I ain't read 16 friggin million posts so please noone quizz me on nuthin' but what are the current topics of disussion???

Oh, there are none??? Hmmmmmm??? Jus' like the other threads here in Mudville... Awwww, jus' funnin... Shoot, with GWB havin' scrwed up the planet and the future of mankind we need some places that he can't screw up and you can bet that he ain't 'bout to come in here 'cause that might involve him havin' to take remedial readin' '
n spellin' an that would be more trouble than jus' havin' him a good ol' fashion ***pretzel-in***... You all know 'bout them things, don't ya??? Ahhh, that's where you invite all yer drenkin' buds over and drenk until you fall into furniture... Hey, don't knock it if you ain't tried it...

But nevermind GWB fir a minutes, 'er decade, whichever comes first, an' just let yer mind go (I have experience in thie field...) and tell me why MO** is the bees knees, you know, the hypist of ther hyp, the greenist of the green and the ballsiest of the balls...

Ummmm, BTW, a 3/4 ton Chevy truck filled with dough is 'nuff dough to make a lot of bread an'...

...you can't outrun a mad bee with yer John Deer...

Peace

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:13 PM

Well, Bobert, it's like this....

This here is MOAB. Sometimes a duck-dog, Gluon, drops in -- he's a cross between a mallard duck and a dog and he lives...well, it's hard to explain where he lives. Sometimes a fred drops by; they're from some other galaxy or something and seem to have suffered a revolution lately since they now apparently want to eat us.

Then there's Amos. He's a bit odd, but then so is everyone else here. Ya gotta realize that this is The Mother of all BS threads, started by

Khandu

who rarely visits anymore -- he's either in jail or still drunk, one or the other, unless it's something else.

Basically, it's just, well, just stick around and poke yer two cents worth in when ya wanna.

When you gonna paint that new gittar? Yellow might be a good color, too. Or maybe a chocolate brown.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:51 PM

Okay, Rap, now ya heared it on two 'er 3 threads: NO PAINT!!! Brandin' irons??? Okay, let's talk, but NO PAINT!!! Then you have to scrape it down every 5 years and repaint... NO PAINT!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:03 PM

Okay, okay. No paint.

Maybe a nice enamel though...or varnish. How's about some varnish? The real, old-fashioned stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:08 PM

Yes, politics is pretty much frowned upon here at the MOAB. This place is sorta like an old west saloon where ya hafta leave yer six-shooter an' pig-sticker with th' bartender when ya come in.

See, that allows us MOABites to appear all innocent and noncommittal while, in fact, we're hatching a plot under which we hope to achieve world domination, rid society of the heartbreak of psoriasis, and provide free legal aid to unjustly imprisoned ilks everywhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:27 PM

I sent Bobert over here for a breath of fresh air. Seems he's been hammered by some of the neo-Con members of Mudcat (they usually get run out of here pretty fast. And even a nasty like MartinGibson was no match for MOM). Though the breeze is coming from the general direction of the barnyard, it's a much better mix of air molecules here than you'll find in some of the short-timer threads out there. No one here minds the smell of compost, so Bobert's a natural!

And frankly, some of the WORST puns and the funniest stories have appeared here in MOAB that I defy any of those other puny little threads to equal. I've reprinted one of BWL's stories in here a couple times--every time I read it I'm in stitches and have to make sure I don't have any liquids nearby that I might have to clean off of the keyboard or screens.

I'll go looking for that one in particular--I think I saved it in a text file. . .maybe I'll spare the others and send it in a PM.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:48 PM

I just got a phone call from the Legion Hovel. Or to be more accurate, from the Bannock County Jail. Bail is needed (again) because the joint was raided and some of the girls and boys became a tad obstinate when the cops tried to seperate them from their earnings.

These folks figger that craps is a game of skill, especially if they're using Murky Moe's dice. You gotta be skillful to use dice as loaded as these are.

Anyway, it seems like one of the neighbors, Miss Priscilla Sharpe, took exception to Lucky Larry relieving himself outdoors when both the Pointers and the Setters had lines and Lucky really needed to get some relief from the hydralic pressure.

Naturally, when the cops got there they found the Tangential Crap Game going on and pulled a raid. This somewhat annoyed Murky and the twenty or thirty others who had bets laid, and the deputy called for backup. When the backup got there, the game was again going hot and heavy and there was a deputy sheriff, sans culottes, tied to a mule and facing the wrong way for the saddle.

Well, he really wasn't without pants. They were easy to find, being carefully fitted over his head. What he objected to the most was that his undies were fitted skid marks to the front and some prankster had used a permanent marker to color his "anatomy" bright Kelly green.

So the riot squad tossed in some tear gas, and it was tossed right back out and the shutters slammed shut. The cops tried a lot of things: flash-bang grenades, warnings, loud rock music, water cannon, but none of it disturbed the shooters inside. Finally, one of the Common Ordinary Deputy Sheriffs (CODS) had the inspiration that broke the siege: he turned off the hoses from the beer cars.

Within five minutes the surrender came. Drythroat Danny came out, gagging, begging for beer, and the deputies forced their way through the door. They confiscated the dice, the money (eleven dollars and sixty-three cents), the old Army blanket they were throwing the dice on, and arrested the lot of 'em.

Apparently only a few cops were injured, nothing more than a few broken bones and smacked heads and, wonder of wonders, no shots were fired! Well, actually Soapy did get loose and manage to fire off the Idaho Legion's Official Salute Cannon and Starter Pistol, hopin' that it would attract help, but it didn't.

Anyway, I'm going to have a few folks paroled into my custody again. Gotta run; I'm meeting the bank president in a few minutes to pick up the money in the Idaho Legion Bail Fund.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:37 PM

See, that's what I meant when I said one of our noble aims here at the MOAB is to "provide free legal aid to unjustly imprisoned ilks everywhere". Of course, the Idaho Legion boys don't really qualify since they are nobody's ilk. In fact, it's not a good idea to even use the word "ilk" in the presence of a Legionaire since he might think it's a cuss word in French or something like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:44 AM

But one thing we have learned on the long road to 16K is, that there is no ilk like MOAB ilk, and that's a fack. Or a reasonable fact-simile thereof.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:15 AM

There ain't no simile like a fack-simile.

And you may quote me on that. In fack, please do so. Over and over and over, until people throw up when they see you coming. Just be sure to provide accurate citation and don't fail to send quarterly royalty checks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:33 AM

'Of that Ilk' is genealogical term applied to the hereditary peerages of the Clan chiefs of Scotland. It has something to do with the interaction between between the lordship of somewhere, the leadership of the Clan of that place, and your branch of the family.

The trouble is, the Title 'Lord XZY', and the leadership of the Clan XYZ are separate, although normally held by the same person, and IIRC, follow slightly different rules for how they descend the generations. Of that Ilk simply means of the place, and is seems to be applied with a blunderbuss to the list of Lairds, and I'm not even going to try to understand what the Macdonalds of Macdonald are up to,but I suppose there would have been a fairly limited gene pool in some of the more isolated highland areas...


And if anyone understood that, make your way to the tavern immediately for remedial alcohol, to remove this dangerous knowledge.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:34 AM

Why do lots of people have fack-simile machines, but nobody has a fack-metaphor machine?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM

Doesn't the IIRC have rules about ilk and other wild game in the Highlands? When I was there you couldn't shoot a haggis but you could club a wild one to death if you were attacked, assuming that the moon was at least a quarter waning and there was a "W" in the month when the name of the month was spoken in Gaelige AND you had two sober witnesses. I did see great herds of ilk grazing, though. Eating the grasses down to the roots, causing the Great Barren Reef that divides Scotland lengthwise from Cornwall, the source of the dust storms that plague the Lake District like the plague. You'd think that the IIRC would do something about all that, wouldn't you?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:47 AM

The difference between a fack-simile machine and a fack-metaphor machine is this:

If you make a gravestone rubbing in an old New England cemetery and insert it into a fack-simile machine, what comes out the other end looks like the original rubbing.

But if you put that same rubbing into a fack-metaphor machine, what comes out the other end is a picture of a large white whale.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 10:06 AM

The IIRC have done something about it. You should have seen it in the Mesolithic, before we had a significant impact on the Ilk numbers. Their heads were so vast they blocked out the sun, but but the hunters soon tired of the lush paradise that was Scotland of the time, and slaughtered enough of the marauding beasts to create piles of the dead thousands of feet high, which in these sadly rational times, we refer to as the Highlands.

Of course, these were the much larger wild Ilk. The ones we currently see have been crossbreeding with escaped domestic ilk, which are much smaller, and smell less. The rules were introduced to preserve the remaining few wild ilk, and because Morlington crescent had not yet been invented, as the London underground had not been constructed yet.

If a peasant was found hunting Ilk in contravention of the rules, then he had to make up a rule allowing his actions on the spot that was deemed to be sufficiently convincing, or would be condemned to some horrible fate, such as exile to England, being forced to marry the Lairds really ugly daughter, or something else, depending on the mood of the laird.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 10:28 AM

Which often resulted in the peasant muttering "Lairdass!" under his breath.

Now the perplexity on all this is that all of us -- you, me, BWL with his brilliant fancies, even Khandu, walking through the long black miles of his self-imposed exile -- all of us, I say, are of some ilk or other. As the old song puts it, "Everybody's Somebody's Ilk".

Of which ilk are you? Have you traced your nature to find out of which (of the many possible ilks) you are? Are you a happy ilk? Or, do you (like Donald Trump, and others of his ilk) suffer, behind a facade of complaisance, the pangs of a yearning desire to find better, more rewarding ilk of which to become?

A


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From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 10:52 AM

I am basically a happy Ilk. My Ilk are content to graze upon clumps of M-Ilk-thistle, which gives our coats a lovely S-Ilk-y sheen. We are also highly prized for our lovely creamy M-Ilk, which we give generously. We are only very distantly related to the Wild Ilk, who live on Ilk-ley Moor - baht 'at, I am told.

Aaaah - it's an Ilk's life!


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From: Acme
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:28 AM

Ours is the perky pinup Smooth-Ass-ilk variety.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:47 AM

Due to its propensity toward associating with its own kind, the common ilk tends to be rather naive, gullible and easily deluded. In other words, it's pretty easy to bilk an ilk.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

Common, Bee-dubya-ell? There may be a lot of us, but we are not common!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:10 PM

The common ilk, as BWL says, associates almost entirely only with its own kind, usually a small subset thereof, throughout its life cycle. As a result, the over-use of one's own ilk has often led to breeding problems, mutations, and an inability to relate socially with others not of one's own ilk. This lack of cross-pollination among ilk reduces the number of ilks available for new entities to elect themselves as one of and reduces the number of definitions available for others of his ilk as well, since the total number of ilks is reduced.

Fortunately, the Uncommon Ilk, or Rare Breed, is not subject to these difficulties, and in some cases has been known to refresh the gene pool available to those of the common Ilk. The Uncommon Ilk is also, by reason of this difference, much harder to find (as its name indicates) and in fact many women have been known to spend their lives seeking someone of this Ilk, often with quite frustrating results.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:22 PM

Due to an unfortunate incident in the dim distant past, a time that us Happy Ilks don't like to think about too much - marauding herds of Wild Ilk plundered and pillaged and raped without any regard for the gentle peace-loving traditions of Ilkdom. There was a certain amount of cross-pollination at the time, which was probably good for the problems you mentioned, Amos, but traumatic nonetheless. However, with the exception of a few Ilklets of doubtful parentage, we are still the TRUE ILK.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:22 PM

We Happy Ilks have a few strange habits - we like to collect things.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:22 PM

For instance, numbers. Especially....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:22 PM

PINWHEEL NUMBER 16191!


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From: Acme
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:40 PM

Ilk or Filk Filch?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:45 PM

We had a folk song written about us, too - called "Ilk-crest Mine".


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From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM

Yes, those historic, dramatic days of collisions between We Happy Few Ilk, and the marauding, ravenous intrusions of the Wild Ilk (known locally as the Other Ilk) has been often recorded in song through the centuries, a branch of ethnomusicology known as Ilk Songs. Not to be confused with Filk Music.

Confusing though it may be to the Happy Few who were, in those distant days of murky history, painted with the tar brush of Wild Ilk genomes run amok... it is still wise to know as far as it is possible, just what Ilk one is of, in order to understand when hearing about others of that Ilk. Although it was once scandalous to be said to have a mixed Ilk heritage, it is now fairly comfortably confronted that we are all of perhaps mixed Ilk. It is even thought in some rarified academic circles that we are all of one Ilk in the distant past, a porposition which of course has raised the hackles and baboon-like protests of those whose religious comfort or sense of social superiority depends on the thin and fragile assumption of privileged Ilkdom. The Bohemian poet Ruddy Yard-Ilkling putit best when he wrote the immortal lines:

"We be of one Ilk, ye and I....".

But of all Ilk, to which the sons of Man may lay claim to be of, there is none so disgraced as the Banderlog ilk. TUrning again to the wisdom of the great Kippleilk speaking in the voice of the Great Baloo:

"I have taught thee all the Law of the Jungle for all the peoples of the jungle--except the Monkey-Folk who live in the trees. They have no law. They are outcasts. They have no speech of their own, but use the stolen words which they overhear when they listen, and peep, and wait up above in the branches. Their way is not our way. They are without leaders. They have no remembrance. They boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs in the jungle, but the falling of a nut turns their minds to laughter and all is forgotten. We of the jungle have no dealings with them. We do not drink where the monkeys drink; we do not go where the monkeys go; we do not hunt where they hunt; we do not die where they die. Hast thou ever heard me speak of the Bandar-log till today?"

"No," said Mowgli in a whisper, for the forest was very still now Baloo had finished.

"The Jungle-People put them out of their mouths and out of their minds. They are very many, evil, dirty, shameless, and they desire, if they have any fixed desire, to be noticed by the Jungle People. But we do not notice them even when they throw nuts and filth on our heads."

He had hardly spoken when a shower of nuts and twigs spattered down through the branches; and they could hear coughings and howlings and angry jumpings high up in the air among the thin branches.

"The Monkey-People are forbidden," said Baloo, "forbidden to the Jungle-People. Remember."

"Forbidden," said Bagheera, "but I still think Baloo should have warned thee against them."

"I--I? How was I to guess he would play with such dirt. The Monkey People! Faugh!"

A fresh shower came down on their heads and the two trotted away, taking Mowgli with them. What Baloo had said about the monkeys was perfectly true. They belonged to the tree-tops, and as beasts very seldom look up, there was no occasion for the monkeys and the Jungle-People to cross each other's path. But whenever they found a sick wolf, or a wounded tiger, or bear, the monkeys would torment him, and would throw sticks and nuts at any beast for fun and in the hope of being noticed. Then they would howl and shriek senseless songs, and invite the Jungle-People to climb up their trees and fight them, or would start furious battles over nothing among themselves, and leave the dead monkeys where the Jungle-People could see them. They were always just going to have a leader, and laws and customs of their own, but they never did, because their memories would not hold over from day to day, and so they compromised things by making up a saying, "What the Bandar-log think now the jungle will think later," and that comforted them a great deal. None of the beasts could reach them, but on the other hand none of the beasts would notice them, and that was why they were so pleased when Mowgli came to play with them, and they heard how angry Baloo was. "



Learn and ponder, tadpoles all, and reflect on the Ilk of which you would name yourselves!

A

italics closed - m-ilk-tooth faery-clone


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

If Science Fictiondom can have filksongs, can MOAB have ilksongs?

I mean real songs, not like the cross between bagpipes, a love-sick moose, and a diesel train horn that is the natural Cry of the Ilk.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:06 PM

I don't suppose any Elf ilk would be able to put an "end italics" bracket in my last post right after "ye and I....". Hmmm?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:06 PM

That Jungle Book writing was simply marvelous, "ilk" or no "ilk". I think it was Kipling's finest work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:16 PM

Oh, Ilk may do as ilk will do,
Where the pinwheel churns and thunders,
And the glamourouos sheen of that spinning mean
Makes the mind a slave to numbers...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:17 PM

But for me, well I'll
Stay unbeguiled
For all their fluff and dunder
And I'll hold my hand,
And take a stand
For a different sort of number....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 01:20 PM

For a number square,
And bold, and rare
And fine and good, and true!
You may flip in pursuit
Of that pinwheel suit,
I'll stand on with Sixteen Two!

Cleanth Arbuthnot, Chief Numerologist
Smithsonian Institute of Cogntiive Variance Newsletter
Washington, D.C., August 1957


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 06:31 PM

Every time I post a really world-class piece of shabby doggerel on this thread, everyone clams up.

What is UP wid dat?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 06:35 PM

16,200 is not a number "square and true" as the square root of 16,200 is 127.279220613, more or less.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:38 PM

Every time I post a really world-class piece of shabby doggerel on this thread, everyone clams up.

What is UP wid dat?



Think of it as stunned silence, Amos.


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

Actually, I was in bed asleep. Even Ilks have to sleep some time, and southern hemisphere Ilk do it standing on their heads, as you know.

Now I stand in stunned silence.


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