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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

CarolC 04 May 04 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 04 May 04 - 11:21 PM
CarolC 04 May 04 - 11:07 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 04 May 04 - 10:41 PM
Rustic Rebel 04 May 04 - 09:56 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 09:55 PM
Little Hawk 04 May 04 - 09:47 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 08:45 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 06:48 PM
CarolC 04 May 04 - 06:34 PM
CarolC 04 May 04 - 06:32 PM
Rapparee 04 May 04 - 05:44 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 May 04 - 05:28 PM
Rapparee 04 May 04 - 05:08 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 May 04 - 05:02 PM
GUEST,Aspiring poet 04 May 04 - 04:19 PM
Rapparee 04 May 04 - 03:02 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 02:55 PM
Rapparee 04 May 04 - 02:47 PM
CarolC 04 May 04 - 12:18 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 11:52 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 11:01 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 10:15 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 10:01 PM
Rapparee 03 May 04 - 09:52 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 09:34 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 09:32 PM
GUEST,A Neutrino 03 May 04 - 08:58 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 08:11 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 08:10 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 07:20 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 07:19 PM
Rapparee 03 May 04 - 07:08 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 07:00 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 06:32 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 05:54 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 05:34 PM
Rapparee 03 May 04 - 05:05 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 01:35 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 01:19 PM
Amos 03 May 04 - 01:14 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 12:27 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 12:24 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 04 May 04 - 11:24 PM

In my minds ear, you sound just like her too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 04 May 04 - 11:21 PM

Yeah? Gimme a minute. I gotta check that out.

Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 04 May 04 - 11:07 PM

Chongo, in my minds eye, you look just like Babe Bennett on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 04 May 04 - 10:41 PM

Love? Well, love is great, but it don't pay the bills. If a dame tells ya she loves ya, she might mean it and she might not. Even if she does think she means it she might not know her own mind. Some of these dames, and some fellas too, they just want to fall in love all the time cos they get ideas outa them romantic novels and movies. That don't mean it's all hearts and flowers once the first thrill wears off. It ain't easy to find a love that lasts for life, but it's easy to find a ball and chain that does...know what I mean? Hot kisses can be great, but I say, keep a cool head and make sure ya got a back door or a window handy in case ya gotta 23 skidoo. Don't be a sap. A loaded gun is way better insurance than a fistful of posies and a valentine.

And don't never trust no she-gorilla that wears a fake pearl necklace...

Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 04 May 04 - 09:56 PM

What does love got to do with Bee-Dubya needing help, because he has his head up his ass? That is my quintessential question.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 09:55 PM

Ah, well, that explains it so clearly!!

Pray elucidate. LH -- what is this everything, and whence cometh it?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 May 04 - 09:47 PM

Why, EVERYTHING, that's what.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 08:45 PM

Enough of this nonsense. There are far more important kinds of BS to work on here. Stop idling about. The next topic should be this very deep and telling theme, which is possible responsible for more of the world's total supply than any other:

What's Love Got to Do With It?



Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 06:48 PM

Hare's a search that will get you where you need to go, Gentlemen. Enjoy!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 04 May 04 - 06:34 PM

I notice on the same page, they've got an ad for "National Embarrassmints".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 04 May 04 - 06:32 PM

Those Google people are so snooty anyway. I did a search on "Help! I've got my head up Bee-dubya-ell's ass!", and they asked me if maybe I meant, "Help! I've got my head up Bee-dubya-bell's ass!".

So I clicked on that, thinking maybe Bee-dubya-ell's got a sister whose ass has someone's head stuck up it or something, and there's nothing there!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:44 PM

Results 1 - 10 of about 96 for "head up my own ass". (2.85 seconds)

Of course, I don't think that those in this situation would ask for help....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:28 PM

Of course "head up my ass" (but without the quotation marks) will get a zillion results. Even "Help! I've got my head up my own ass!" without the quotation marks gets a buncha results. But "Help! I've got my head up my own ass!" with quotation marks, meaning I'm looking for that exact phrase, gets zero. By the way, "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" (with quotation marks) gets 1760 results.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:08 PM

Gee, Bee-dubya, my result for the search

head up my ass

was "Results 1 - 10 of about 2,740,000 for head up my ass. (0.41 seconds)"

Are you certain that you spelled everything correctly?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:02 PM

I did a Google search for "Help! I've got my head up my own ass!" and got zero results. Amazing! Does that mean that with all the billions of websites out there nobody has ever used the phrase "Help! I've got my head up my own ass!" in a single one of them? Does it mean that the next time someone does a Google search for "Help! I've got my head up my own ass!" they'll be sent here to the MOAB?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Aspiring poet
Date: 04 May 04 - 04:19 PM

I did a search on google for information on iambic pentameter for a paper, and it sent me here!. Thankyou for typing out all that rubbish - I'm hoping to get an A now. This is my own effort at a limerck - what do you think? (I think the rhyming needs a bit of work, but other than that I'm proud of it. But I shouln't be my own critic - go on, be harsh)

There was, like, this guy from Dundee
Who got stung on the neck by a wasp
When asked if it hurt
He said, "Yes it does"
Then went to hospital because he had an alleric reaction.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 May 04 - 03:02 PM

Nope, he just thinks that the hoipolloi should do their own research. The Truth is Out There! (only I ain't gonna look it up for ya).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 02:55 PM

Higgledy Piggledy
Rapaire Librarian
Magnetized celery!
(Really a wow!)

Now he implies it's
"Mysticalchemistry"
No way the hoi-polloi
Will ever learn how!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 May 04 - 02:47 PM

I do!

And Google searches on "concrete guitar" and "cement guitar" yields thousands of hits!

As for celery navigation, heck, you just magnetize the tip and it'll point just like a compass needle. (If you don't know how to magnetize celery, look it up. I'm NOT going to do all of your work for you.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 04 May 04 - 12:18 AM

No, I really don't.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 11:52 PM

Actually, Carol, I've done all those things (with the exception of the one about playing polkas on an accordion). Madeline's not so bad if you put a bag over her face. And the bit about navigating a ship with a celery stalk, that's easy if you give the celery stalk a little extra mass by stuffing it with brie and peanut butter. But I know what ya mean about Sly Stallone. We have a composting toilet and the last time Sly dropped a load in it, well, you don't really wanna hear about it, do ya?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 11:01 PM

In most matters, I think I might tend to agree with you, Bee-dubya-ell. But not higgledy piggledys. They are a highly refined art form, and if you don't follow the rules, it's just not the same. To write higgledy piggledys without following the rules would be like figure skating with hockey skates or eating brie with peanut butter or trying to navagate a ship using a stalk of celery instead of a compass or building a guitar using cement or playing polkas on the accordion or filming a love scene between Alan Rickman and Madeline Albright or making toilet paper out of silk or putting all of your favorite books in the crawl space under your porch or painting a moustache on this or talking about celebrity gossip in the MOAB or letting Sylvester Stallone use your McGill or showing your mother your space poetry or... well, you know what I'm trying to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:15 PM

Yards are used on square rigs, but what are square yards used on?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:01 PM

I don't have a yard. I have 36,300 square yards, but none of them are in a yard. Where most people have a yard I have trees. I do have grass, but it's in other places like on the dam of a fish pond, not in a yard. Are we thoroughly confused yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:52 PM

Well, my yard is just under a meter (or a metre) -- 36 inches, to be precise. It's pretty linear, too.

HOWever! my back lawn (back garden) is a pretty good size, maybe a quarter acre or so. And the house is a decent size, considering that there is a full bath, kitchen, living-type room, and bedroom we don't even use. And the golf course out beyond the back fence enhances the prospects for fun 'n' games with the golfers.

Ergo, the 26 x 26 foot family room in the basement (which opens onto a patio) and the deck above off the dining room -- well, we could probably sleep twenty or thirty folks in sleeping bags where were friends with each other or willing to become so. Parking might be a problem, even with the RV pad and the circular driveway, but what the hey! that's what streets are for.

So, if you're looking for a festival venue....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for clarifying the rules for the Higgledy Piggledy thingies, Carol. Now that we have the exact rules we can ignore them.

WE DON'T NEED
NO STEENKIN' RULES!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:32 PM

We have now discussed about all the metre I can measure up to, and I would like to address the focus of BS to yards, instead. Mine is smallish, unlike some of my more acreage-gifted colleagues, no more than 60 by 40 feet and some of that is patio. There's a tall hedge and a stone wall I had done, and a few nice trees and that's all! But it sure keeps life simple. We have just finished the annual trimming and hauled of a dozen big bags full to the dump.

It would be a great place for six or ten Catters to hang out and plunk and sing.

We have done it with six (not all of them catters, though) and it worked great.

The benefit of this scheme being that I don't have to abstain from Guinness if I am already tuh home, as long as I can still grin at the guests!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,A Neutrino
Date: 03 May 04 - 08:58 PM

Hi folks! I just wanted to stop by and dispell the rumor that we neutrinos never interact with anything. See? I'm interacting with you folks right now, and I'm having a jolly good time doing it. It's not that we can't interact, it's just that we find most things so boring that we choose not to interact with them. Like in that post above where it says "...the average neutrino interacts with ordinary matter so weakly that it could go through about 50 light years of solid lead without being stopped...." Well, would you interact with lead if you had a choice? Hell no! Lead is boring! I mean here you are cruisin' through 50 light years of lead and all of a sudden a couple of particles just look so interesting that you wanna stop and have a chat? No way! You seen one lead atom, you seen 'em all. But, hey, you Mudcattin' folks are different! You cats are cool! Not boring at all.

Well, I'd like to stay and chat some more but I'm afraid that if I stay in one place too long I'll turn into a positron or a lamda particle or something so I need to get moving. But, hey, I'll be back as soon as I get a chance. See ya!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 08:11 PM

Oops. I did that wrong. It should be:

DA dum dum DA dum dum
DA dum dum DA dum dum
DA dum dum DA dum dum
DA dum dum DUM

-or-

DA dum dum DA dum
dum DA dum dum DUM


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 08:10 PM

Those are great!

The rythm, if they're to be entirely proper, should go like this:

DA dum dum Da dum dum
DA dum dum Da dum dum
Da dum dum Da dum dum
Da dum dum DUM

Or the last two could be:

DA dum dum DA dum
dum DA dum dum DUM

And then repeat one of the two variations in the second stanza.

A rythm of "DA dum dum" twice in one line is what makes them double dactyls.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 07:20 PM

Higgledy Piggledy
Kenny khandu King
Started this thread
Almost one year ago

Sumbitch must have
Dematerialized
'Cause where the hell he is
Don't nobody know


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 07:19 PM

Higgledy Piggledy
Rawpaire Labrarian
Drank him a smoothy an'
Tuned to his books

Virtue was lost in times
Antediluvian;
Waiting to find it
Has not helped his looks!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 07:08 PM

I used to have a virtue when I was very young. It was red and blue and I kept it in a paper bag and sometimes I'd take it out and look at it and play with it. Then a neighbor girl took my virtue and I haven't been the same since.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 07:00 PM

Higgledy Piggledy
Littlus Hawkimus
Strives in his own way
To reach for the light

Stunning orations and
Vegeterianism
Pure rightness as virtue,
And virtue as right!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 06:32 PM

HIggledy Piggledy
Carol the Sailor
Came to the Mudcat
Pursuing a thread

Ended up finding
Electrification,
Fell deeply in love
And was rapidy wed!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 05:54 PM

Here's the rules for higgledy piggledy pomes:

Higgledy Piggledy
First name and last name here,
Then something clever on
What he/she did.

Stanza two uses a
Hexasyllabicword;
Finish it up with a
Topper or lid.

--Jed Hartman

Beware of Greeks Bearing Poems

And here's a thread I started about higgledy piggledys a couple of years ago:

Higgledy Piggledy


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 05:34 PM

That's very nice, Rawpair Lawberrian, but it's not a higgledy piggledy. It's a pome that contains the words "higgledy piggledy".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 05:05 PM

Higgledy piggledy my black hen
She lays eggs in a relative when
She doesn't lay eggs in a positive now
Because she's unable to postulate how.
                      --Space Child's Mother Goose


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 01:35 PM

Ah! No, I didn't miss it, just a disconnect on my part, sorry -- I was impressed.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 01:19 PM

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC - PM
Date: 01 May 04 - 11:02 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 01:14 PM

I love it.

Yes, I missed your earlier higgledy...where should I look to see it??

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:27 PM

Here's my favorite example. I didn't write this one, but I wish I did:

Higgledy Piggledy
Vladimir Horowitz
Played the piano
While picking his nose

Psychoanalysis
Failed to dissuade him
As quick or as well
As the snot on his clothes


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:24 PM

...although, it wasn't really a proper higgledy piggledy. There should have been a six syllable word in the first or second line of the second stanza.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:23 PM

Did you miss my higgledy piggledy altogether, Amos? It's there... if you look hard enough I'm sure you'll find it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:18 PM

Double-dactylic
Hard as acrylic
Always seems difficult
Rhyming to do
HEre's an example
Found by computer
Out on the internet
Writ by a dweeb:

Pauli and Heisenberg
Offer two rules for con-
Fused aristocracies,
Quantum domains:
"Egalitarian
Nonexclusivity
Must be forbidden"; "Un-
Certainty reigns."


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:13 PM

Wow!! Double DACtyls??? I always wondered how you gals did that!! I am inclined to be pamprodactylous, myself, but sometimes I try doing things bass-ackwards...


A

PS. (Dactyl, from the ancient Greek word for finger, means a metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented or of one long syllable followed by two short, as in "flattery". But it also means a finger or toe or similar structure. Pamprodactylous is a word describing organisms whose toes point forward.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:08 PM

I still don't know if that damned cat is alive or dead. Sheeeee-it. What does it take to get a little up or truth around here, anyway? Yeah, I might be a little quarky, but everyone's got their own gig, ya know? I gotta resort to the strong force, or what? More damned strings that a box fulla government red tape. Hey, babe, let's you an' me go down to the range and watch the ol' lithium VI deutride fuse, huh? We'll have a hot ol' time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 11:50 AM

Hey Amos. I'm a double dactyl kind of gal. That trochee was a thankful nod in your direction, but don't expect me to completely change my rythm.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:28 AM

"no manne is a neutrino"

Alone in a sea of neutrinos
In molecular galaxies i glide
like fine hairs in the sheep of merinos
waiting to be fleeced, I died
trillions upon trillions of rhyme schemes
or traditional Petrarchan sonnets
neutrinos pass through the eye's pupils
and through Merovingian bonnets
meanwhile octaves were relatively stable
neutrinos all dance while they're able
but, if you glance at the sun,
and add twenty one
you'll reach by broadband and not cable
my mind sinks in trillions of neutrinos,
the entire universe is a sea of lambinos
i float in this ocean
and havent a notion
why neutrinos pervade the Big Schemos..

by J. Donne


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:20 AM

I think ole Bill did, as well, BWL! THere's nothing in a sonnet that hurts the universe!

A


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