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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Bee-dubya-ell 13 Jun 17 - 09:31 PM
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keberoxu 13 Jun 17 - 04:19 PM
Rapparee 13 Jun 17 - 10:12 AM
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Bee-dubya-ell 12 Jun 17 - 10:04 PM
Charley Noble 12 Jun 17 - 09:40 PM
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Donuel 12 Jun 17 - 12:08 PM
Acme 12 Jun 17 - 12:07 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 12 Jun 17 - 11:03 AM
Rapparee 12 Jun 17 - 10:16 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 12 Jun 17 - 09:33 AM
Rapparee 11 Jun 17 - 10:52 PM
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Acme 11 Jun 17 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 09:31 PM

I have a Draft Dodger. He keeps cold air from blowing under the door in the winter. Since I live in Florida, he only gets used about ten nights per year. Pretty cushy job for a stuffed critter. All the Teddy bears that belong to sadistic little children are so jealous. "You're twenty years old and nobody's even pulled your tongue off yet?"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 09:08 PM

Hmmm....draft dodgers.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 04:19 PM

hmmmm... so Prospero is off to the sun himself?

Maybe the Mudcat Midsummer Tavern could be for the draft dodgers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 10:12 AM

I have of late?but wherefore I know not?lost all my mirth,
Forgone all custom of exercises,
And indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition
That this goodly frame, the earth,
Seems to me a sterile promontory;
This most excellent canopy, the air?
Look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament,
This majestical roof fretted with golden fire?
Why, it appears no other thing to me
Than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.
What a piece of work is a man!
How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty!
In form and moving how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!
The beauty of the world.
The paragon of animals.
And yet, to me,
What is this quintessence of dust?

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 10:21 PM

Hey, Charlie! Welcome! Sorry I can't make Getaway this year, but I'm going to Iceland. Maybe Skarpi will come to Maryland.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 10:04 PM

The MOAB will not die until they take the mouse from my cold dead hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 09:40 PM

I'm assuming this will be the last live thread on Mudcat but most likely someone has already predicted that.

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 01:06 PM

There's a town in Mississippi called Hot Coffee, so named because someone built a store at a crossroads and put up a large sign advertising (drum roll, please) hot coffee.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 12:08 PM

That's (preposterous) entertainment

A clown with his pants falling down
Or the chief who tweets for relief
Or the show where the fired would go
That's entertainment!
The lights on the wife in tight tights
Or the bribe that the White House can't hide
Or the war that the Navy ignores
That's entertainment!
The plot that is hot grabbing for sex
A President who is suing his ex
Could it be a Narcissus Rex
Trump picks a Nazi and envies Bill Cosby
The clerk who is thrown out of work
By the boss who is thrown for a loss
By the skirt who is doing him dirt
The world is a stage; the stage is a world of entertainment!
It might be a fight like you see on the screen
A wussy grabs pussy then insults the queen
Some great Shakespearean scene
Where everyone cries over incredible lies
Hip hip hooray! Its the American way
The world is a stage; the stage is a world of entertainment!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 12:07 PM

I think you'll find the post office is one of the bossiest agencies around when it comes to names and designations. For example, there used to be an intersection in Arizona between Ajo and Tucson, where you could head south to go to Organ Pipe National Monument or cross over into Sonoyta, Mexico. That was a "Y" in the road. The post office finally got serious and the town is now "Why, AZ." There were many snowbirds wanting to park their RVs in the vast open private campgrounds and they wanted to receive mail.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 11:03 AM

Yes, Arco is a city by Idaho (and other western state) standards. There is a little-known federal law requiring that each state designate at least one inhabited area per five thousand square miles as a "city", regardless of its population. In some parts of Wyoming, individual shacks owned by grizzled old prospectors are considered cities.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 10:16 AM

Yes. A nuclear submarine,USS Hawkbill, SS666, tried to surface there. Obviously it didn't succeed, and the city (city?) put a cement border around the conning tower. The crew did manage to escape but the Captain stayed with his ship.

The Captain, it is said, received orders to report to the Naval Reactors Facility outside of Arco and he was so excited he tried to "drive" there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Jun 17 - 09:33 AM

The frogs that caused that explosion were not typical frogs. They were super-ultra top-secret weaponized bullfrogs with bionic jaws which had escaped from a research lab. The alterations made to them were not genetic in nature, so they were not passed down to subsequent generations. There is nothing to fear from using frogs to patrol the trans-space power cord.


By they way, did you know that Arco, Idaho was originally known as Root Hog, Idaho?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 10:52 PM

On August 29, 1945, 250,000 pounds of explosives (that's a lot!) exploded outside the town of Arco, Idaho. Frogs in the Lost River wetlands had "lipped" power cables in the Naval Proving Ground and caused "the largest non-nuclear explosion" in history.

No frogs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 12:00 PM

Acme, rodents have been known to chew through power cords. If we're going to leave power cord sentry duty up to "lower" life forms, it'd probably be better to go with frogs. They only have lips. And they come equipped with sticky tongues with which to ensnare the invading hordes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 11:37 AM

Get smart, train rodents and cockroaches to protect that power cord. There are a gazillion more of them and they're perfectly suited to the work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 09:30 PM

Earth Statutes 10.342, Chap. 47, ¶81, §25B: Anyone failing to assist in the defense of the Sun shall be deprived of the benefits of said Sun for a period of no less that thirty (30) days and no more than thirty (30) years, as measured by the rotation of the Earth (a/k/a Terra, et al.) and shall be fined as much as the market shall bear and more, and bear all the costs of the prosecution of said individual or individuals, and said individual or individuals shall spend much time looking like this.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 12:27 PM

There's really no need for a draft, or even a mass mobilization. Since the invaders' goal is to turn off the sun, Earth could be more effectively defended by elite forces trained to defend the switch and the power cord.

Of course, that power cord is 93 million miles long. If every able-bodied adult human on the planet were to be drafted, that would provide a defensive force of roughly 40 defenders per mile of power cord, or one every 132 feet. And that's assuming they're all awake at the same time. Pretty slim coverage there....

I take back what I said about a draft not being necessary. Not only do we need to draft every available human, but we need to draft all the dogs and cats as well. Let's just see those invaders try to snip the power cord where it's being guarded by a vicious Shih Tzu!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 10:56 AM

Hell, NO! We Won't Go!

One of those useful lines from the 1960s that comes to mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 10:25 AM

PEOPLE OF EARTH!
a/k/a People of Terra


Greetings from Earth's Defen(c/s)e Forces (Forces de Défense de la Terre, Die Verteidigungskräfte der Erde, Fuerzas de Defensa de la Tierra, 地球防禦力量, Силы обороны Земли, Vörnarsveitir jarđarinnar, Óglaigh na hÉireann Domhain, Talmhainn Děon Feachdan, Lluoedd Amddiffyn Ddaear, 地球の防衛軍, 지구의 방위군, et al.)

Oh dear, we've run out of time. Just assume you're going to be drafted, okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 10:47 PM

See if you get your enlistment bonus, Amos! It will be sent to the Aid to Lower Slobovian Veterans of the Great Sun Shutdown War (ALSVGSSW). Like you, many of them suffer from nyctophobia and yet they have and will fight those who would shut off our Sun. Unlike you many also suffer from heliophobia, causing them to shun "the limelight" and although many are also wonderful singers and performers on the Slobovian Pyrophone without equal anywhere, they do not perform in public as they also suffer the enochlophobia. Your enlistment bonus, "The Earth's Shilling" as it is called, will be used to help these veterans have a full and meaningful like.

YOU will still have to report and serve!

I probably didn't mention that there's also now a draft....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 10:30 PM

It seems a shame and I hate to do it, but I have to set the record straight: Rapparree has not been authorized to start recruitment actions on his own, and in fact was specifically prohibited from doing so after a very unsuccessful misadventure a year sgo. An experiment he dreamed up which resulted in the Corps being inundated with left-handed Slobovian vegans suffering from myopia and restless leg syndrome. There were hundreds of them, lining up restlessly, wanting to sign on to ensure they would be regularly fed their peculiar diet of kale trimmings and dark leafy green sauces. It was a logistic catastrophe which set the strategic planning of the Corps back sixteen months.

Just sayin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 10:03 PM

Poor Mom was in a deep depression, but my counseling pulled her out of it. Now she's
hopping around and dancing as she was taught (not like she used to do to get through college).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 11:01 PM

Julia Child was one of the original chefs du Legion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 07:31 PM

This week I'm listening to Julia Child's My Life In France during my drive to and from work. It is making me very hungry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 10:53 PM

Unlike other military, paramilitary, or quasi-military organizations, you get to choose from a daily menu. If you wish something that's not on the menu (and it's quite extensive) you can request something else and it will be prepared for you, to any specifications you request. For instance, surf-and-turf from grass-fed, free range cattle and fresh lobster from the cold waters of coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes are always a favorite when partnered with a 1988 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill, with a simple creme brulee and a good sherry or port for dessert. Here are examples from today's dinner menu:

A selection of Aged Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Gouda, and Soft Brie with Dried Fruits, Nuts, and Toasted Rounds

Peanut Soup

A salad of a Wedge of Baby Boston Bib Lettuce, served with Toasted Almonds, Grapes, Red Onions, Goat Cheese, and drizzled with Herb Champagne Vinaigrette

Maple and whiskey-brined Pork Chop with a Grain-mustard Glaze and Sauce served with Mashed Potatoes and Haricot Vert Green Beans

Roasted Meadow Mushrooms with Balsamic Reduction, served with Blended Wild Rice Vegetables

Oyster-stuffed and Bacon-wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Claret Sauce, Vegetables and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 01:06 PM

I think I've solved the "vegetarian taco pasta" mystery. Forget the "vegetarian" part. It's irrelevant. Almost anything can be made meatless (except meat). The mysterious part is the "taco pasta". I bet it's just pasta with a Mexican-tasting sauce instead of Italian-tasting. Ergo, taco pasta. Tastes like a taco. Looks like spaghetti.

However, having deciphered the term's meaning does not mean I would want to eat it. My enlistment in The Legion is contingent upon an ironclad guarantee that I will not be compelled to eat vegetarian taco pasta under any circumstances short of "Eat this shit or you'll die of starvation. It's the last thing in the MRE package. You already ate the toilet paper and the wet-wipe."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 10:02 AM

Teetotalers can join the defense of Earth. Teas available range from Tieguanyin to Tetley's. Coffees range from Jamaica Blue Mountain to Folger's coffee bags to stuff left over the WWII C-rations to "Coffee Essence" from the US Civil War.

Alcoholic beverages (should anyone want such during off-duty hours, of course) include, but are not limited to, Old Granddad, Macallan 40 Year Old Sherry Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch, Bookers, Midleton Dair Ghaelach, and 2011 10 year old Loch Dhu. Your pick, and the distillers have donated their wares for the defense of Earth.

The recruiting office is open. We suggest enlistment, as a draft is next, and then the press gangs go to work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 12:21 AM

I don't drink coffee, I'm a tea drinker. But not a teetotaler. Go figure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 10:58 PM

If you want to eat MREs, fine. The menu items I provided was only an example, and menus promise quality varying from the damned near inedible to
something a bit more so.

As for the uniforms and the chinstraps, that is a picture of the Legion Parade Guard, a group of strange people chosen for their extermely obsessive-compulsive ways. They are let out only for parades, and thus allow the real Legion members to get on about the business of defending Earth. I mean, would YOU want one of those with you when you are fighting for your planet's life, not to mention your own?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 07:51 PM

As a non-drinker, I do not participate in Mudcat Tavern threads. It's a bit silly for someone who has not had a drink for 27 years to pretend to do so in imaginary on-line watering holes featuring Jello pits and giant squid. However, please feel free to start such a thread if you desire.

Or start a Mudcat Coffee Shop thread. No guarantee I'll participate in that one either. Seems like most coffee shops have followed Starbucks' lead in making their coffee strong enough to lift a Toyota. Keep the coffee potable and the prices reasonable and I'll think about it. Maybe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 06:39 PM

Well,
while the Imperious Rapturous Rapparee Rex is motivating the recruits,
and the dates cited begin in July,
perhaps the solstice would be an opportune time for a

MIDSUMMER MUDCAT TAVERN 2017?   

No such thread has been started -- just a suggestion.
The recruits have to spend June doing something
besides fighting the filthy flies (national month thereof),
and those of us who are hors de combat
might want to give them a right old send-off.

What do you think?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 05:52 PM

Here is the official US Department of Defense MRE menu as of 2016 (aka MRE XXXVI)

1        Chili w/ Beans
2        Shredded BBQ Beef
3        Chicken w/Egg Noodles & Vegetables
4        Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce
5        Chili and Macaroni
6        Beef Taco
7        Beef Brisket
8        Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce
9        Beef Stew
10        Chicken Chunks
11        Vegetarian Taco Pasta
12        Elbow Macaroni and Tomato Sauce
13        Cheese Tortellini
14        Spinach Mushrooms & Cream Sauce Fettuccine
15        Maple Sausage
16        Pork Rib
17        Mexican Style Chicken Stew
18        Beef Ravioli
19        Jalapeno Pepper Jack Beef Patty
20        Hash Brown Potatoes w/Bacon
21        Lemon Pepper Tuna
22        Asian Style Beef Strips w/Vegetables
23        Chicken Pesto Pasta
24        Southwest Beef and Black Beans

Boy! I sure hope we have a hurricane this year so I can try them all out!

And what the hell is "Vegetarian Taco Pasta"? How can something be a taco and a pasta at the same time? There's tortillas or there's noodles, not both.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 12:27 PM

My wife is a smarty. In fact she is the new Name That Tune Champion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 11:50 AM

Smarties are a colour-varied sugar-coated chocolate confectionery. They have been manufactured since 1937,[1] originally by H.I. Rowntree & Company in the UK, and are currently produced by Nestlé.

As for the chin straps, the whole headgear reminds me of those fancy horses with the little plume woven into the mane and having a bit in it's it's mouth. Obvious, the fashion designer had some sort of bestiality and/or S&M fetish. I actually find the sight of this degrading and disturbing. Do they have Casual Fridays?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 06 Jun 17 - 03:09 AM

Why does that "full menu of appetizing, delicious meals" look so familiar? Wait! I know! It's because it's exactly the same as what's in a box of MREs! Sounds like all the "cooks" do is open the MRE packets and heat them on a stove instead of having the troops heat them with their own just-add-water chemical heaters. Probably means the "cooks" keep all the Skittles and M&Ms for themselves.

And what's the deal with those "chinstraps" that only come down to the mouth? Someone run short on leather?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 17 - 10:26 PM

This is a call for all True Earthfolk to defend their planet!

Yes, there is an enlistment bonus! Sign the papers and soon you'll be welcomed into
The Regiment! Earth's Elite Legion1!

You will not have to eat MREs unless you really, really want to. A full menu of appetizing, delicious meals is served2. Dishes you will be served include the franks and beans you loved as a kid, beef patties, tortellini, enchiladas, chow mein, chicken a la king, beef stew, and spicy penne pasta, to name but a few!

You will be armed with a selection of ray guns, blasters, destructors, photon swords, phasers, and other weapons. Of course, you will be trained in their use! If you are accepted into the Exterior Guard, you will be
suitably kitted out for whatever mission you are assigned to!

1. Not related to or part of the famous Idaho Legion.
2. When combat or other conditions permit.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jun 17 - 02:04 PM

I think you could probably get all the MREs you coud want, just for the asking. But you'd have to be willing to eat them.

I jammed with the inimitable Will McFarland at the Blue Note Grill in Durham last night. Very satisfactory indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 05 Jun 17 - 10:53 AM

Is there an enlistment bonus? Would we get to shoot really cool ray guns? Would we have to eat MREs?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 17 - 10:08 AM

TO ARMS! TO ARMS!
Enlist NOW to Save Our Planet!!!


Information has come to light that on July 10 Pluto will be in full opposition to Earth because of its demotion to a "dwarf planet"! On July 20 the Moon, Venus, and Aldebaran will meet, and on July 25 the Moon, Mercury, and Regulus will meet! On August 7 the Moon will dim and on August 11

THE BOMBARDMENT OF EARTH BEGINS!!

After ten days of the rain of death from the heavens, on August 21, this Coalition of evil extraterrestrial powers will attack by

TURNING OFF THE SUN!!!!

Save the cool green hills of our Mother Planet! Enlist now!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 10:20 PM

Yup. This year.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 04:49 PM

It weeps. In fact, there was a semi-famous band during the 1960s known as "The Weeping Welkins". They came from Walla Walla, Washington. They were a bit of a one-hit-wonder. Their only top-40 radio hit was a song called "Wild, Wild Women". They disbanded in 1974 and retired to a ranch in western Wyoming, where they raise wallabies.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 12:13 PM

What does a welkin do when it isn't ringing?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 11:52 AM

It was a grand evening scarfing up steak and vino rojo at Janie's place with visiting musicians making the welkin ring. That reminds me--in the grand tradition of the great Canadian Rick Fielding, I am going to patent a Welkin Damper. It is a specially designed cloth which fits snugly behind the welkin in order to make its ring less penetrating, so the neighbors won't complain about all those musicians making their welkin ring. What Fielding did for banjo's, I have done for Welkins, and their ilk. If welkins even have an ilk, of which I am not certain. I am contributing all profits from the Welkin Damper to Mom so she can buy flotation devices.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jun 17 - 10:42 AM

Third time's the charm - maybe after this the boys will wake up out on the porch swings or in the barn and stagger toward the computer and give MOM a lift. Must've been a rough Saturday night. MOM, have some tea and granola. This new one has white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Gluten free.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 06:02 PM

. . . and many multiples more than a nickle or a dime.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 11:41 AM

I'll cut to the chase, here: when I was a kid you could buy a 5¢ or 10¢ bag of m&ms, just like you could buy those sizes of Milky Way, Baby Ruth, and much more. The different sizes may be available still, but the prices are much farther apart.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 10:34 AM

Smarties candy has been made by the Smarties Candy Co. of New Jersey since 1949. They are a tablet-shaped candy suitable for vegans. The company, which started as Ce De Candy, is now and has always been family owned.

The M&M style of candy to which gnu refers has been made since 1937, and cannot be marketed in the US (which has pure food and drug laws). The company is owned by Nestle, which was the subject of a boycott by the Council of Canadians last year and which has had several other boycotts against it over the years.

Sure, M&Ms are owned by Mars, but Mars doesn't bottle water during droughts.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 02 Jun 17 - 07:49 PM

M&Ms? PFFT. A cheap knockoff of the real deal.

"When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly or crunch them very fast?..." You Yanks and your cultural appropriations. Tsk tsk.

Of course, youse got Eminem and we got, like, Drake or sommat. So, tit for that eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Jun 17 - 06:58 PM

Perhaps blue M&Ms are the true secret to world peace?


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