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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 28 Sep 05 - 10:45 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 10:45 AM

Wal, now the blowers and dehumidifiers are all gone and the rock wall marches ahead handsomely -- two-thirds of the first course are laid in. This is a fun project.

In other news, scientists have discovered that using nano-particle assembly methods they can create Janus molecules --two-faced molecular-scale objects which have the characteristics of one molecule on one side and a different molecule on the other side.

Looks like we are going to transform the periodic table into our own image. Hmmmmmmm..... :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 28 Sep 05 - 10:26 AM

Back up to the top, Mom! Sorry about Amos dropping that honking big rock on your foot. He didn't mean it, I'm sure. At least it was just your foot - the 'Cat was knocked flat for almost a day!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 01:22 PM

In the home-news department I have been lugging big rocks from a huge bin that was delivered on our driveway and building from them a compressed gravel and stone footer for a wall that curves around the Buddha to the waterfall. It is going to look vurry nice when finished. The plumbing for the waterfall is in and the footer and part of the first course is complete. Buddha, who came from the jungles of Bali where he had been resting for centuries, smiles benevolently. He is a 600-pound stone carved head, his hair ringletted in the Burmese style, very tranquil. The wall on his right side as you face him from the patio will be balanced by the small waterfall on his left; with plantings and all it will make a loverly spot for decompressing in.

Inisde, half the house is still roaring with blowers and dehumidifiers which are sucking the moisture out of rooms that were flooded late last week when a hose connect burst and left a spray running through one of the bedroom windows. I suppose we were just acting out of sympathy for New Orleans or something. Ruined two rooms and half the living room carpeting. Everything is of course at sixes and sevens and the circuit breakers keep popping from the load of the dehumidifiers. The rooms are baking at 95% but the humidity in them has been coming down nicely and it should all be over today. Then we get to see how much of the house the insurance company will put right.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 12:39 PM

Doesn't matter. It was worth saying twice, unlike most of the utter rubbish I come out with.

Now all I need is the people downstairs to stay on holiday for a while longer. It seems to be the only way to practice step dancing without being really anti-social to them....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 11:41 AM

That doesn't happen often any more. It gave me the error message when I sent it earlier. I don't think I'll torture a clone to come in and remove the redundant post. It just boosts us closer to another big number that much sooner. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 11:24 AM

I think our large visitor was a yellow bellied water snake. It was more stinky than showing a mouth at me, but you know no snake likes to be messed with and any bite can hurt or become infected. I just give them all a wide berth and let them go in their way. Interesting TX snake photos.

The guys who put in the two heat pumps in this house back in 2002 told me one afternoon "we killed a cottonmouth in your yard. You gotta be careful living down here by the water." I walked over and found a poor tiny earth snake mangled but still slightly alive. I put it out of it's misery and asked the guys to leave my critters alone. Good thing they didn't realize the place is a swiss cheese of spider holes around the yard. I have some big honker tarantulas here. Biggest one I've ever seen was gecko hunting on the outside of my bathroom window screen in June.

Last night Dylan (age 13) came in and said "Mom, I killed this spider in my room and it must have been pregnant because all of a sudden there were all of these little baby spiders running all over the floor." It took a while to wipe up the dust, the water he'd sprayed to try to slow them, and the frisky spiderlings themselves. I think that's a wolf spider that lugs it's young around like that, though the nearly-departed (also slightly twitching) parent was not in a state for easy identification.

The wildlife starts moving around the property this time of year and some of it gets in the house. The cats usually take care of that. There was a dead gecko on the front porch a couple of nights ago, perhaps a casualty of the front door, and it was swarmed by ants. By morning the only thing in evidence was a slim little spine lying on the pavement.

All of this wildlife presence and examination is fine with the kids. (But don't tell them that I sometimes let the dogs lick off human plates and bowls--that would gross them out.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 11:07 AM

I think our large visitor was a yellow bellied water snake. It was more stinky than showing a mouth at me, but you know no snake likes to be messed with and any bite can hurt or become infected. I just give them all a wide berth and let them go in their way. Interesting TX snake photos.

The guys who put in the two heat pumps in this house back in 2002 told me one afternoon "we killed a cottonmouth in your yard. You gotta be careful living down here by the water." I walked over and found a poor tiny earth snake mangled but still slightly alive. I put it out of it's misery and asked the guys to leave my critters alone. Good thing they didn't realize the place is a swiss cheese of spider holes around the yard. I have some big honker tarantulas here. Biggest one I've ever seen was gecko hunting on the outside of my bathroom window screen in June.

Last night Dylan (age 13) came in and said "Mom, I killed this spider in my room and it must have been pregnant because all of a sudden there were all of these little baby spiders running all over the floor." It took a while to wipe up the dust, the water he'd sprayed to try to slow them, and the frisky spiderlings themselves. I think that's a wolf spider that lugs it's young around like that, though the nearly-departed (also slightly twitching) parent was not in a state for easy identification.

The wildlife starts moving around the property this time of year and some of it gets in the house. The cats usually take care of that. There was a dead gecko on the front porch a couple of nights ago, perhaps a casualty of the front door, and it was swarmed by ants. By morning the only thing in evidence was a slim little spine lying on the pavement.

All of this wildlife presence and examination is fine with the kids. (But don't tell them that I sometimes let the dogs lick off human plates and bowls--that would gross them out.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 10:01 AM

Actually, Rap, in the twelve years that we've lived out here in the Florida boondocks we've never seen a poisonous snake on our property. It's odd because some of our nearby friends seem to average one rattler encounter a month, and we see road-killed rattlers regularly. Don't know what it is about our property that makes 'em stay away but it's okay with me.

On the other hand, the deer are becoming increasingly brave. There's a blown over stump/root mass from one of our hurricane-destroyed trees in the yard, maybe forty feet from the house. I just haven't had the inclination try to completely remove the thing, so we planted sweet potato vines around it thinking they would use it as a trellis and make it less unsightly. Worked really well until a couple of days ago when a deer found it and went "Wow! These sweet potato vines are delicious!" Now it's ugly again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 09:14 AM

Don't yon Rapaire mix it up with some strange types? Hey, here on the MOAB we'uns got EVVYthing -- we got us mesons and bosons and gluons, an' we got us taciturn lexicologists, and epistomological potters, and drunks and prostitutes and ne'er-do-well Legionaires. I swan, we are well fitted out!! But that there is a fine tale, Rapaire, and I hope you go and write another.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Sep 05 - 09:01 AM

Well, it finally happened. The Hog Fat Kid and Jimmy-the-Speed finally got into it over the affections of Zircon Lil. Both of them had had a root beer or something at the Legion Hovel and JtS started bawling in his cup that Zircon Lil had thrown him over for Saddlebags, a newcomer who "can't ride nothin' that ain't got a pole up through its back." The Kid took umbrage at that, seeing as how he's a friend of Saddlebags, at least until Saddlebags pays him back, and said that Jimmy couldn't hold the affections of a mongrel pup anyway, so what was the point?

Jimmy-the-Speed got all upset at that, mostly beause it was true, and said some things about mongrels and Hoggy and Hoggy's immediate family that Hoggy didn't care for. One thing led to another and pretty soon The Kid was going "Neener neener" to Jimmy and Jimmy up and threw the contents of his flagon into Hoggy's face.

Hoggy started to weep, copiously and loudly, decrying the waste of good liquor (or at least liquor). Jimmy, shocked by this display of lacritude by his good friend, fell into Hog Fat's arms and started to weep with him. At this point, Hog Fat sucker-punched Jimmy-the-Speed, which caused Jimmy and the world to review, in technicolor, Jimmy's last meal, which splashed all over Hoggy's brand new Tony Lama boots.

Jimmy looked up into Hog Fat's rubicund and furious face just at Hoggy threw a punch at Jimmy's roseate nose.

It was at this point that Jimmy moved faster than he ever did before -- he dodged, and Hoggy's massive, flabby, fist connected with the nose of the cop who had moved directly behind Jimmy with the intent of taking both of them in.

Two other cops, who had been coming up for backup, took out after Jimmy and Hoggy, who had suddenly achieved complete sobriety and were beating feet down past the Legion Hovel. Up on the balcony of the Hovel, Wilted Rose screamed at Zircon Lil, who was down in the backyard, "Cheese it! The cops!" and Zircon, who thought that the cops were raiding the Hovel on an off-night so as to increase the City's revenue, started to toss her potted pot over the fence.

Just as she tossed the largest specimen over, it happened that one of the cops who were chasing Hoggy and Jimmy had arrived at a spot where, if it were not for his head, the plant would have impacted the ground.

Anyway, after the dust settled, the EMTs left the scene, The Hog Fat Kid and Jimmy-the-Speed were slammed into the Black Maria, the DEA boys had taken away Zircon Lil and her garden, and the Hovel was once again under judicial lock and key, the lessons of the evening became apparent.

Apart from "Don't hit a cop on the head when you toss a marijuana plant over a fence" nobody's quite certain what they are, but we're all sure that they're there if we examine the situation enough, assuming that we want to do so.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 09:56 PM

Dang, no cottonmouths? No rattlers? No copperheads? No coral snakes (and you say you're in Florida!)? No hoop snakes? Daggone, boy, what you do fer excitement down there? Ain't nothing like stepping on a big ol' diamondback first thing in the mornin' ta git the juices flowin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 07:08 PM

Nothing wrong with re-sons, I just prefer dates or dried pineapple.

And, SRS, I can relate to your dog-cornering-a-snake story. It seems like the three things I most frquently yell at my cats are "Shut the fuck up! I'll feed you when I'm good and damned ready!", "Quit fighting! Knock it off! Get along with each other, Goddamit!" and "Leave the damned snake alone!" But I must admit that with four cats in the yard, serpentine visitors aren't as common as they were some years ago. I think the snakes can smell the cats and sense danger. The only ones that come around much are hognose snakes and they're dumb as bricks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 06:48 PM

Especially the "D'etre" class of re-sons. We now call them "Freedom" re-sons in American science. They are just an unproved theory after all...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 06:38 PM

Don't taste so nice...yeah, especially the ones you find under the rabbit cages (or so my brother once told me).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 05:41 PM

So long as we're all careful to avoid res-ons, which are highly dangerous, unstable, unpredicatble, and generally trouble.

And don't taste as nice...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 04:51 PM

9449 -- another palindromic number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 04:50 PM

I think I'll snag


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 04:50 PM

Guess what?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 01:58 PM

Well, a "ficton" was originally just that, Bee-Dub. Ol' Bob Heinlein figured 'em out, back some time ago (hadda be, cuz he's been dead since 1988).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 01:42 PM

That's exactly what it means to me, BWL. I dunno about this other definition, some illiterate neologism. Should be a fictiverse, I suppose, or a solipiction or something like that.

Fictons are what the square root of "I" is made of. They are the smallest particles of attention involved in creative output from a viewpoint.

They are composed of creatons, in turn. Creatons get filtered in the course of being generated through the available energy levels of an Identity, which by reason of its architecture cannot allow certain creatons to get through; to do so would destabilize the coherence of the universe and the contiguity and uniformity of space, and violate the fundamental contract of viewpoints inhabiting a shared space-time continuum.

Therefore only fictons and occasionally a few other random creatons get through. These are mostly unnoticeable until they reach critical mass at which point they create a new reality which varies in scale with the moment, magnitude, and timing of the critical mass.

In really good ones a whole new mass idea gets started. Harry Potter is a good example, as is the general theory of relativity.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 01:40 PM

No argument there!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 12:56 PM

I don't like the word "ficton". Well, I like it, but I don't like that it means a "fictional universe". Most of the other "____on" words refer to very small things, not very large ones like universes. Logically, "ficton" should mean the fundamental particle from which fiction is created. Just as visible matter is created from mesons, bosons, gluons and all those other ons, fiction should be created from fictons. It should take 11 fictons to ceate a lie, 132 fictons to create a whopper, 7,348,937 fictons to create the MOAB, and a quantity of fictons roughly equivalent to the number of subatomic particles in the Milky Way to justify the US invasion of Iraq.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 12:41 PM

My Am Staffordshire Terrier just cornered a snake in the back yard. I heard the ruckus, and was just about to the point of going to see what she was up to when the new dog announced that I needed to go check. I put the backyard dog in the garage for a few minutes, moved a couple of boards and urged this stinky non-venomous critter to vamoose. This is the second snake I've seen her corner (and had to rescue) in as many weeks. The other dog has noticed wildlife also--she surprised (and was surprised by) a big toad in the front yard yesterday, and has also figured out that bunnies live out there and thinks bunny turds are a doggie m&ms.

At least these two local dogs won't blow the house off of its foundation like Gluon or Boson might.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 12:22 PM

Get Gluon to round up a herd of them there fictons and set them to death-ray frequencies and feed them to the fire ants. The fire ants will believe they have burned up and are but ashes, and will become tractable and harmless, in the way of ashes everywhere.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 10:50 AM

If Boson will scarf up fire ants he will rapidly become a national hero. Should such a thing happen he might become popular and rich and lazy. So I guess we'll have to avoid that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 08:53 AM

Mah goodness, Bunn, ain't you never heared nothing about fictons??   Day-GONE, they's jist like masons and mesons and bo'sons and gransons, only a lots more elemental as a partikel, ya see. Why, they's the stuff prit nere all the gummints in the whole wide world gummint on! And they shore as heck make up most of the US bujit and the UK parlymint, not to mention a lot of other, more injoyible, stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 07:00 AM

But have created the science of studying them, or have we created them creatures themselves? following the fameous dictum "I think, therfore I am.", we have though about these creatures, and so are we responsible for them?

This brings some more questions to mind, such as:

Where are they?

Is there a song in this?

And most importantly of all,
Are we going to be in trouble for this?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 08:06 PM

I knew that. I was going to correct you, Bee-Dub, but I am far too well brought up to point out another's errors or, most especially, to chide the one who made the mistake. No, you may consider it past, over and done with, through, forgotten. I am not one to give another the finger of blame, no matter how silly their mistake might be. So don't give it another thought. And no matter what Amos says, you are forgiven.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 06:38 PM

Needless to say, that should have been "Quantum Chromozoology", not "Quantam". "Quantam Chromozoology" is a totally different thing having nothing to do with subatomic physics at all. It's the study of the brightly colored animals kept as pets by the people who speak the lanquage in which "quantam" is a word.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 06:17 PM

OR that you yourself, Rapaire, are merely a wave of induction caused by back EMF amongst the fermions, and ian nstantaneous delusion of the finest sort, a shadow play cast upon the wall of Being by the will of others. Ya think?

I like BWL's description, but I had to look it up. It means "the study of very colorful animals who exist only at discrete energy levels of values that are multiples of 1/2h or of h itself for reasons not fully understood."

The reason I like this kind of animal is that I often feel like one myself, especially the "reasons not fully understood" part.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 05:42 PM

So now we have Gluon the Duck Dog and Boson the Aardwolf. So the MOAB seems to have given birth to a totally new branch of science called Quantam Chromozoology.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 05:13 PM

Not to mention that we experience everything in the past. In the time it takes for light and sound to pass from you to me, you may have disappeared. Even if I were to reach out and touch someone they might vanish in the time it takes for my nerve impulses to reach my brain.

Briefly put, I think that there's a 50-50 chance no one and no thing except for me exists at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 03:03 PM

I'm not sure what time it is when I'm awake. Time, after all, is relative. For example, Amos is an hour behind me, while my brothers in Illinois are an hour ahead of me. Even someone standing to the east or west of where I am is experiencing a different time.

Of course, we're ignoring the question which time: sun, sidereal, or whatever. And it is quite concievable that, since time differs on a subatomic scale from the time we experience on "our" scale, so too could we be merely experiencing subatomic time for a much larger creation.

And we haven't yet even begun to discuss the effect that velocity and, perhaps, motion itself, has upon the time we experience. Thus, to say "A good time was had by all" is, at the very least, begging the question.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 02:44 PM

I don't know about that, but a couple of weeks ago I had a dream that I'd overslept, and though I was sure I was lying in bed at the moment I should be driving away from the house, couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting up and racing around the house getting the kids out the door for school. When I really woke up a few minutes later I wasn't sure WHAT time it was!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 02:29 PM

OF course you do -- who can blame you with all this stress? Dogs, quarks, hurricanes on top of just plain Texas...it's a wonder you manage it all!

Now this nap will have, I suppose, a certain angular momentum equivalent to the Mu value of magnetic moment of the dream particles which your current state of consciousness resonate with; there's no predicting -- with all the variables involved in your beginning state of rest-in-flux, consciousness-wise-- which of these particles will resonate, and as a result, the momentum along the dream-time axis will be of unknown magnitude both as to velocity and direction of axis. Additionally the diameter of the sphere of dream activity along that axis will vary with the degree of force in the initial state modified by the filters through which that force is processed and their ratio of analytical, intuitive and reactionary vectors.. The end effect of all these variables is that when you wake up, you will at first not know where you are. The last nap I took, I was wandering down a boulevard in Japan and couldn't communicate with anyone!

A few minutes after this transition your usual coordinates will re-establish themselves and you can resume your "real"-time dynamics.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 02:02 PM

I don't know about you, but I need a nap!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 12:14 PM

That's gotta be him, Mag -- notice the glow int he eyes? So while Gluon is a duckdog, Boson is evidently and ardwolf, right?

This menagerie has a certain charm, but it can get make you spin keeping on top of it. Especially the translation. Is it time for precess yet?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 10:45 AM

Hmmm. How about Boson, attacted to my yard because of the large number of ants (they taste remarkably like termites, which we also have).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 10:40 AM

According to Wikipedia, boson include both gluons and photons,as well as Helium4 atoms. So Boson could look like Gluon or different. If Boson was from the Photon branch of the family he could be very bright and energetic. But incidental emissions of energy could be a problem, and shedding spare electrons from various collisions indoors.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 09:43 AM

Boson


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 09:31 AM

Boson looks like the last picture, only different.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 06:26 AM

Well, i had an idea boson looked like this, but a bit bigger, obviously. It still doesn't tell us what shape his nose is, but maybe this
is somewhere close though...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 11:05 PM

Another bone-dry evening in Fort Worth. Not a drop of rain today, only a rather drying wind that knocked all of the leaves off of the poison ivy vines on the trees by the creek and distributed them on my back yard lawn. There they are, big healthy noxious looking leaves, in irregular triplicate, just waiting to drive the dog or me into an itching frenzy if we accidentally tangle with them.

Rapaire, tell Gluon she had better go play in Idaho for a few days, let these leaves dry up and blow away. Maybe she can retreive golf balls mid-flight. Drive those golfers nuts!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:10 PM

Hello, Mom. I see that you've fallen into bad company. Let me help you back up. There, that's it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 03:24 PM

. . . and I told them that it's, "If you ain't MOAB, you ain't shit."


Well, think about it for a minute. We understood what you meant, even with an implied double negative. Perhaps that should read "if you ain't MOAB, you ARE shit." That would cover Bush right there.

I just heard a thump. I think Gluon is out playing in the yard with Boson. They're moving so fast I can hardly see what they look like. I recognize Gluon's duck bill, of course, but what exactly is Boson shaped like?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 03:05 PM

There were originally 40 questions, and they picked twenty. It was a blatant case of censorship! Ideas were stifled, snuffed out like a candle in a hurricane, never given a chance to bloom, to inspire future generations. My best answers were trampled upon, ground into the mud! But they will rise! Die Gedanken sind frei!

For instance, they asked "Who inspires you?" and I replied, "Amos Jessup and Bruce La Wall are the most inspiring bad examples I know of. Their examples inspire me to continue the good habits and the prayerful, angelic ways I have followed since childhood." They asked, "How would you like to die?" and I said, "Well, certainly not screaming, 'Don't shoot! I'm just a jolly tinker!' like my Uncle." And they asked my motto, and I told them that it's, "If you ain't MOAB, you ain't shit."

I think Bush is behind it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 02:49 PM

Because if they allowed natural perspective to rule, you would say things they couldn't understand or else couldn't print.

Excellent piece, Rapaire. LOL!!!

I am surprised, though, that you didn't put MOAB on one of the lists. Perhaps you could get the guy to do an in-depth followup dedicated to that one thing.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 02:02 PM

Well that was a good therapeutic laugh!


ISJ: What's your favorite food?

Doellman: Hmm ... possibly wild salmon.

ISJ: Who inspires you the most?

Doellman: My wife.

ISJ: If you could choose a new career, what would it be?

Doellman: Highly compensated, well-regarded dilettante. Unfortunately, there are no openings.

ISJ: If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be?

Doellman: Arthur C. Clarke, Elizabeth I, Robert Heinlein, William Shakespeare, Maria Mitchell, Robert Browning, Martha Jane Canary, John XXIII, Joseph Smith, Martin Luther, Adam Smith, the Buddha, Hildegarde of Bingen, Thomas Jefferson, Jesus of Nazareth, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Red Skelton, Karl Marx, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Gráinne Ni Mháille, Jonathan Swift, Minnie Howard - sorry, I can't pick just one, but I could put together one heckuva party.

ISJ: Any regrets?

Doellman: No, not really. I wish I was better at mathematics, but that's not a regret.

ISJ: What's your favorite appliance?

Doellman: In the kitchen, a good sharp knife. Otherwise, a computer and a sledge hammer to hit it with.

ISJ: What was the last good book you read?

Doellman: Brian Garfield's "Thousand Mile War" or Laura Berton's "I Married the Klondike." Take your pick.

ISJ: What's your favorite sport?

Doellman: Fencing, marksmanship, and archery. Individually, not all at once.

ISJ: What was the best day of your life?

Doellman: Oct. 6, 1973, ranks right up there with Feb. 11, 1945.

ISJ: The worst day?

Doellman: April 14, 1981, the day my mother died.

ISJ: What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Doellman: There are lots more than just one: Do the best you can and don't worry about it. Skedaddle while they reload. If you don't try you'll never know if you can. Don't take yourself too seriously. Be nice to folks you meet on the way up, because you'll meet them again on the way down. If not you, who? Eat what's set before you. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. It's never too late to mutate.

ISJ: What's the best and worst invention ever patented?

Doellman: The computer.

ISJ: What is your guilty pleasure?

Doellman: I really can't feel guilty about pleasure - I was raised Roman Catholic.

ISJ: What chores do you do around the house?

Doellman: We share the chores, but I usually do the cooking.

ISJ: What was the first album you ever owned?

Doellman: I think that it was about the origin of the Lone Ranger. It was a 78.

ISJ: What's your idea of the perfect vacation?

Doellman: No cell phones, no e-mail, interesting people, places and things - all shared with my wife.

ISJ: What is your worst personal trait?

Doellman: Untidiness. I know where it is, but no one else can find it.

ISJ: What is your favorite musical era?

Doellman: I like folk music, folk rock, jazz, blues, some classical (especially Bach, both J.S. and P.D.Q.), some "classic rock" and others. You figure it out.

ISJ: What is your ideal "last meal?"

Doellman: A progressive dinner about a hundred years long, with the meals held on each continent of each planet in the solar system.

ISJ: What is your favorite entertainer?

Doellman: Any good author.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:10 PM

That's not forced perspective, Mike. You've turned into a lard-assed pinhead and just weren't aware of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 08:42 AM

This morning I awakened to this.

Why do they use forced perspective?


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