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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Bunnahabhain 30 Jun 06 - 07:44 AM
Amos 30 Jun 06 - 07:53 AM
Rapparee 30 Jun 06 - 10:55 AM
Bunnahabhain 30 Jun 06 - 02:57 PM
Acme 30 Jun 06 - 03:03 PM
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MMario 30 Jun 06 - 03:20 PM
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Bunnahabhain 01 Jul 06 - 05:01 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 01 Jul 06 - 09:39 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 07:44 AM

I knew there was something amiss. I really should have said it was Rustic rebel I was asking about Gluon....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 07:53 AM

Well, ECKshwally, old fruit, I thought her lengwidge was RAWthuh, ummmmmm, GOOD, comparatively speaking. And, as far as THAT goes, really, I rahthuh think there really isw no other way TO speak, wouldn't you say?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 10:55 AM

1585? 1585? Wimp! Within a few hours I'm off to the Juraisic and earlier!!! Pat and I, off to the land of T. Rex and Utahraptor...how romantic!

Be back on the 4th, after I drop her off at the SLC airport.

Mom, be as good as it's possible to be until I get back, okay? And call Amos if you need to...he's got the bail money.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 02:57 PM

Now that is an impressive use for a quarry. This one isn't bad either...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 03:03 PM

Oooo--I had the most amazing experience at Dinosaur in the Utah section of the park. I drove off of the highway (following a park road, not X-country!) and up onto a plateau for lunch. It was a lovely clear day, I was alone, with my cat, on my way from Texas to Washington. I opened the cooler and got out my lunch fixings, and my ears were positively ringing--the silence was so amazing. No wind, no birds, no traffic or people or squirrels--nothing. I have only heard such complete silence out of doors a couple of times, and found it incredibly powerful.

Amos--Noel Coward was more likely distracted by a pretty boy or two, don't you think?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 03:04 PM

Sorry--that was to Bunn. I'd moved forward to the preview screen and couldn't go back to see who made the first remark.

Never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 03:12 PM

I usta try to see what was goin' on on this thing, along when the 'cat was constantly trying to decide whether to run slowly and erratically or just plain quit for a day. I usually gave up trying to get the thread open, and I extabilished a habit of not trying. Don't know that I'll ever try to read the whole thing; I waste too much of my life around here already.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 03:20 PM

well PRince O'frogs; let us tell you this:

When you read the MOAB your waste of time is not only about quantity, it is about QUALITY.

That's correct, you probably can't find a better thread on which to waste massive amounts of time then right here at the MOAB.

Besides which, we have the only duckdogs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 04:06 PM

Well, Gluon does tend to escape a little, or at least delocalise all over the place round here. We may be the home of the only duck-dog, but where that creature actually is most of the time is another question.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 09:23 PM

What's important, as BWL pointed out so eleoquently is that Gluon knows perfectly well both where and when he is, and how fast he is going. He's remarkable that way.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 10:31 PM

Besides, he's always putting out all that excess charm which sticks to his coat. I guess life as a DuckDog has its up and down, but the charm makes it worthwhile.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 02:23 AM

Well, Mom, it looks like it's you and me. The rest are gallivantingor tomcatting or snickerdoodling or famcypantsing or hot-footing or two-stepping or whatever all those loose, immoral children of yours do when they're not here waking care of their Mom.

Want some green tea? Crumpet? Shall I bring you your shawl?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 03:02 AM

Bunn: that sure was some purrdy, shapely, pearly, floaty, mirrory, pinkishy, velvety, plasticy, lumpy, roundishy, moundishly kind of terrain.
I think I was there once, in a dream.


PS When Kandu 'wounded' me, (poor little wounded one) and made me to believe I only talked about human wetness and it's ability to moisten, I surrendered unto the King. Therefore, my last post to this thread, when ever that will be, will definitely rust your computers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 05:01 AM

Well Amos, what is one expected to be doing at 2am? As fun as the options of gallivanting or tomcatting or snickerdoodling or famcypantsing or hot-footing or two-stepping, sound, we all must sleep sometime.

I too shall be neglecting Mom later, as I shall be forcibly seperated fromt the computer, unless I can distract her with sufficient fruit and chocolate.

RR, they are pretty greenhouses, aren't they. Britian is good at them, as they're needed to grow many interesting things here. This place was when they started to go over the top...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 09:39 AM

Hi, Mom! Tell me something... Why do they call movie previews "trailers"? Isn't a trailer something that comes after something else? So shouldn't a movie trailer come after the real movie? And if it did, would anybody ever watch it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 10:17 AM

Ahh BWL, a nice easy question. The trailers do come after the film. It's just someone is running the Universe backwards. I think the the tape got droppped, and coiled it back up from the wrong end.

Now, I must go and find some way to deal with the heat wave. It's pushing 80, and is just too hot.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 12:50 PM

The term "trailer" comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a film programme. Although that practice did not last long, due to patrons tending to leave the theater after the films proper were finished, the name has stuck. ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_(movie)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 01:13 PM

Well Mom, I'm okay, but I fell down this morning when I was walking the dogs. Poppy was being a bit of a poop today and when I was switching hands and repositioning them around on their leashes she slowed down and I tripped on her. Didn't get hurt, but felt pretty stupid sitting there in Don and Addy's driveway. Cinnamon immediately lay down, like a good girl, and Poppy emoted "Oh, look, you're down where I can jump on you and lick your face and smear your glasses." We picked ourselves up and dusted ourselves off and a neighbor slowly drove up the street and asked if I was okay--he'd been down the road and had seen me topple over in his rear view mirror. [Sigh] I told him thanks, I was okay, but I wish he hadn't seen that. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 01:54 PM

Well, Mag, I had a similar sort of moment Friday standing in the parking lot at Home Depot.

All of a sudden one of the cars backed out of its spot and into me.

By the grace of magic and divine balance, he was going slowly enough that I was able to leap to one side and slap his left fender quite hard before anything broke and kept my feet. But it was a very startling moment, transitioning from looking over a parking lot to "OH, now I am being hit by a moving car..." and leaping aside and hollering... The driver, a young man with a blank sort of stupid look on his face said, "Oh, I'm sorry, man. I didn't see you." This made me feel much better, at least better than I would have felt if I thought he had done it while seeing me.

Despite the fact that one inch of accelerator depression could have made the difference between a near-miss and a smashed leg, he seemed relatively non-plussed by things. A nearby couple asked me a few minutes later if I was all right, having watched the whole thing.

I was glad I had managed to nip out of the way in response to that first moment of impact, but I was pretty pissed off at the guy and felt grumpy for half an hour or more afterwards.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 10:56 PM

Under the circumstances, irritability is entirely understandable!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 02:55 AM

Well I too, hade a similar experience today.

I was walking down the highway, high humidity, high fog, extremely wet night,
and I walked right on top of an old 5' snapper.
It waved it's head up and me and said
"Do you want a ride?"
I said, "yes, thank-you."
It took me just where I needed to go.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 10:18 AM

Did it bite off chunks of your body while you rode? Riding a snapping turtle sounds as precarious as riding a tiger--really difficult to dismount. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 03:56 PM

But you can always jump off a turtle onto a low hanging tree branch. Bet that wouldn't do you so much good with a tiger....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 07:04 PM

She rides a turtle, in the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of left and right
Meet in her tortoise's rheumy eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which those inside their shells deny.

But one shade more, but one ray less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which balances on the tortoise broad,
Or lightens soft his wrinkly face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet do cry,
Oh! Let me bite, just once, her thigh.

And on that beak, and shelly brow
So hard, so calm, yet aged in time,
The smiles that win, the eyes which beg,
But tell of days in hard restraint,
A mind which yearns to bite the leg,
Of an angel, light and innocent!

Moonglow Shelley Tannenbaum
Washington Square Remembered
Puget Sound Chapbooks, Portland, 1971


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 08:15 PM

While I agree that from a purely written standpoint "13131" is a more ideal numeric palindrome than "13031", it just doesn't play from the spoken-word perspective. Say each number out loud: "one-three-one-three-one" and "one-three-oh-three-one". If you had to walk around saying one or the other all day long, which would it be?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 08:42 PM

Sorry to interject a sad note, but I'll be off to DC this week, probably Thursday. My father-in-law died this morning around 10 a.m. EDT. Pat's on the plane now, and I'll be off when more is known.

Yes, Dinosaur is wonderful. There's a whole cliff full of bones and a big sign out front reading "NO Duckdogs!" I suspect Gluon has been seen there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 10:08 PM

Please give Pat my condolences and give her all the support in the world. This is a rough, rough passage for every woman I have known who had to go through it, no matter how readied they tried to be for it.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 Jul 06 - 10:42 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 12:14 AM

It's a tough time, and the airlines don't make it any easier with their humongous "bereavement" fare that is half of the highest price they can manage for a seat. I bounced around the U.S. in shock on a three-legged journey the day after I learned of my father's death. The flight crew knows who you are--aside from the deer-in-the-headlights look, if you make any eye contact at all, you're the one not talking to your seat mate, if you have one.

I met a marvelous man on my flight to Seattle when I learned of my mother's critical condition. I was seated in those odd front row seats on a Southwest flight so my row was knee-to-knee with three folks riding backwards. At a lull in the conversation I asked one of the locals for directions to Virginia Mason Hospital, and after ascertaining the reason for my visit this guy, who was apparently a local entrepreneur and inventor, who knows, maybe he's one of Bill Gate's friends or lackeys (it sounded like), proceeded to smoothly shift the conversation into the wonders of inventions. It may sound like it was a self-centered conversation, but it wasn't at all. His goal was to keep all of us talking and clearly, to keep me thinking about other things. I still think back very fondly to that flight and am one who can say I have truly encountered the kindness of strangers.

Give Pat a big hug, and one for you, too. Mike. It's going to be hard on you, also.

Maggie


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 08:30 AM

When I told her, Pat's first words were a heartfelt "Thank God!" After 28 days in the intensive/enhanced care, with tubes down his throat, with a "central line" moved every few days from one vein to another, with very little "real" food (and that was applesauce), with bedsores developing, with the prospect of three months of rehab in front of him, yes, he's at peace now.

Pat's in DC, I'm in Pocatello and I'll be flying out in a couple days.

Things are better this way, really. The only problem is that the burial and the funeral service will be temporally distant from each other because Arlington NC has such a backlog due to the hundred of other WW2 vets dying. And by the way, he's eligible (and Pat will ensure that he has) the riderless horse, the caisson, an 18-gun salute, and so on.

I've got a lot to do before I fly out. I'll know more this morning, I hope.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 08:49 AM

My condolences as well; times like this are tough on family - even when the death is a relief for the one concerned.
My folks just got back from an AmeriCal reunion - bitter sweet events for them now as there are less and less WWII vets there every time. Haven't heard their news from this trip, but last year they were the only intact couple remaining that made it (there had been four couples the previous year) - though there are some where the couple used to come and the surviving/healthier partner still attends.

Mom and Dad have been "adopted" by a group of VietNam vets though - which means they still have familiar faces


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 09:20 AM

Yes, the Americal was at Chu Lai, where my brother Tony worked in support of their firebases. He was First Log Corps, but attached to support the Americal Division. That was not a very good time, running JP4 (jet fuel) and gasoline up and down Highway 1....

Unlike the 1st Infantry, the 101st Airborne, or 25th Infantry, the Americal isn't one of the Divisions the media favors. The Americal just does what has to be done and gets on with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 09:41 AM

Look after her, and look after yourself.





Discovery of the day ( well Sunday, but....): A dress, with a full length, full circle skirt and linings has a ridiculous amount of fabric in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:08 AM

But, you'll look lovely in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:16 AM

Having had to make them for various neices, I can say that the statement could well read:

A dress, with a full length,full circle skirt and linings has a ridiculous amount of fabric in it.

Especially the Mexican style full circle skirt, which is actually TWO or more full circles.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:18 AM

Well, I might if it was a bit bigger. We hold an international festival here every two years that tends to have alot of coutume swapping on the last night...

Should end up like this, which does tend to leave us looking like a mass wedding.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:31 AM

I made one of those multi-tiered skirts for myself years ago. Yards and yards and yards of gauzy fabric later it was finally finished. I kept it even though it doesn't fit any more just as reminder never to make one of those again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM

Those Mexican ones are very impressive. I was lucky enough to see some people who really knew what they were doing showing them off on stage last summer. Their partners were juggling machetes , but the women were definitly better.

Full circles are easy, if you can get hold of extra wide (96 inch) fabric. You can just draw out a very big cicle, and then all you have to do is get a 7 yard hem straight and level. The normal solution to this is to supply a few of the dressmaking gang with a sewing machine etc, and several bottles of white wine, and hope you're not what they're laughing about....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 01:03 PM

My father in law was similarly honored at Arlington, and the formality, the gravitas of it all was enough to make you turn Republican. It was a very sobering and reflective afternoon, walking behind the caisson and observing the punctilious propriety of the well-drilled procedures. All the honor was well-deserved.

But on reflection I would prefer to see a similar decorum afforded to those who had defended freedom by exercising it in other ways, less familiar to nationalist concerns.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 01:39 PM

Visitation is Thursday, 3-5 and 7-9; Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial in Arlington at 0900, 14 August 2006.

Amos, I quite agree.

Did you know that you can get a pass to DRIVE around Arlington if you have a relative (like an Uncle or FIL or parent) buried there? 'Strue, and it annoys the HECK out of the tourists who have to take that little train or walk.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 02:17 PM

Condolences on your loss, Mike.

Meanwhile, in news of a somewhat related but far less serious matter,
I've decided that I like the number "13031" so much that I'm going to wait until then to be reincarnated. Sure, that's 11,025 years but, hey, I'll be dead so who's counting. One year, ten years or a million years are all the same when you're dead. Or so they say....

I just hope my attempts to make "13031" into a cultural icon don't backfire on me and result in so many people wanting to be born that year that they can't squeeze us all in. Maybe a backup number would be appropriate....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 02:33 PM

I wouild be interested, BWL, to know how you intend to pass the time until then. If the grapevine theory of parallel universes splitting off from instants in time has any merit, perhaps it will be no problem finding things to amuse your disincarnate merry self. You may find, about thirty-three hundred universes over, one in which we were born siblings and shared all the marbles.

:D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 02:40 PM

I don't think either one of you has all his marbles.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 02:43 PM

tho' rumour hath it that Bee-dubya has a complete set of reproduction Elgins


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 02:53 PM

Hah! I'll have you know that I have the same set of Elgins I was born with!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 03:52 PM

'S Marbelous!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 05:01 PM

Rapaire,

Your patina is showing, demonstrated by the fact that you are in the wrong quarry altogether. I query your querulous and quarrelsome (not to say quirky and quizzical) remark, and prithee sheathe thy quarrels, as I am no quarry of thine Elgin and rheumy eyes.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 05:22 PM

My quarrels, sirrah, knock at the nock and thence straight and true to the targe.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 06:00 PM

Oh, go to -- you are but stringing me along to feather your own nest. You may find your marbles as soon in a cat's eye as a bull's, sirrah, as your aim is quite unclear, and your string not fit even for a nockturn.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jul 06 - 07:08 PM

Screw up your courage to the sticking point and stand downrange, an apple atop your tope, and I'll show you a quarrel! And I'll not timber your tope, but fletch good shooting to you, as you will either find an impaled malum or a dead male.


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