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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 27 Apr 11 - 03:28 PM
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Amos 27 Apr 11 - 01:35 PM
Eiseley 27 Apr 11 - 12:54 PM
Rapparee 27 Apr 11 - 10:17 AM
Acme 26 Apr 11 - 05:29 PM
Little Hawk 26 Apr 11 - 05:03 PM
gnu 26 Apr 11 - 04:57 PM
Little Hawk 26 Apr 11 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,freds 26 Apr 11 - 03:48 PM
Amos 26 Apr 11 - 03:26 PM
Little Hawk 26 Apr 11 - 02:11 PM
Amos 26 Apr 11 - 01:48 PM
Little Hawk 26 Apr 11 - 12:33 PM
Amos 26 Apr 11 - 11:58 AM
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Little Hawk 26 Apr 11 - 11:50 AM
Rapparee 26 Apr 11 - 10:05 AM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 26 Apr 11 - 12:16 AM
Eiseley 26 Apr 11 - 12:01 AM
Rapparee 25 Apr 11 - 10:06 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 03:28 PM

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of MOAB.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 02:44 PM

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 01:35 PM

THe sons of MOAB misbehave,
They pout and make mad faces
But still they know deep down within
They are not separate races;
And with their inner ears, they hear
Their Mother's hypostasis.

It's Mom for me and Mom for you
And "Mother beatific"
For well we know, we will stay true
To her higher metaphysic!


Oh some there are who do not ken
THe light within our mess
Who cannot grok the Inner Truth
Hidden in our BS!
For none's as blind as will not see,
No sin needs more confessing
As not to see the truth within
The bawdiest B.S.ing!

It's Mom for me and Mom for you
And "Mother beatific"
For well we know, we will stay true
To her higher metaphysic!


And so to prove the rights of things
And Mom's light beatific
We only need to point at her
Remarkable statistic!
No thread in TIme has half the strength
Or half the loyal traces
And therefore, friends, a hearty toast
To Mother's hypostasis!

It's Mom for me and Mom for you
And "Mother beatific"
For well we know, we will stay true
To her higher metaphysic!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 12:54 PM

Alas no, I won't be making it down your way, Stilly. I do want to go to Denton at some point, but not right soon. Thank you for your offered hospitality, though.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 10:17 AM

Eiseley's been celebrating early, up at the Legion Hovel. Being a gentleman I cannot comment further except to say that thrice in the last week I've had to make bail for her and she's currently been released into the custody of her parents. It was either that or the State Hospital in Blackfoot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 05:29 PM

Typos are wonderful, aren't they?

Eiseley, is there still no chance you might make it down for graduation?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 05:03 PM

My canines are likely to bite any stranger who attempts to molest them. Be warned, Amos! They will begin by trying to merely drive you away (or insane) with their usual barking frenzy, but if things escalate beyond there and get physical, I can make no promise that you will not sustain serious injury. Dachshunds may be on the small side, but they have very strong jaws. Pull them at your peril.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 04:57 PM

A... "To avoid me pulling out your canines?"

Don't be fuckin with LH's weeny dogs. It's against code.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 04:48 PM

The Code of MOAB! Oh, yes. I had forgotten about that.

Okay, hold your breath please, Amos, while I am formulating the answer to your question. I shall be back shortly. (in an hour or so)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,freds
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 03:48 PM

Do these canines have quality DNA?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 03:26 PM

Oh, I don't know--basic courtesy? The Code of MOAB? To avoid me pulling out your canines?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 02:11 PM

It's not easy to say "anythihng"...and get the pronunciation exactly right to include that extra "h". It's subtle. Most people can't master it.

No one except you, Amos, would even bother to ask a question abount (sic) the source-hood of endowed postulated entities.

Why should you expect an answer?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 01:48 PM

I am completely sure that Rapparee had no part in getting me to say anythihng.

Anyway, I never did get an answer, LH, on my question abount the source-hood of endowed postulated entities.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 12:33 PM

You can say that again... (snicker) Oh, wait...you already did.

"petty-minded tyrant"! Dear me. I fear we may be careening toward another threatened duel as the rhetoric heats up here.

But, wait! As the Master and Creator of All That Is, Rapparee must have already decided to make Amos say those intemperate things! So all is unfolding as Rapparee desires. Truly, HE works in mysterious ways, HIS wonders to perform!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 11:58 AM

Mushheads, the lot of you!! Rapparee spent a lot of time and energy insisting he was entitled to spell his name any way he wanted and make us pronounce it anyway he said; when this petty-minded tyranny was rejected in favor of a higher standard, he bitched and whines and calumniated all over town. Finally he yielded to Reason. Now he wants to complain because someone takes liberty with his arbitrary spelling? Pish-tush!! This from the High Plagiarist and First Asymptote of MOAB? Mom's own little solipsist? Oh, fie, fie.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 11:58 AM

Mushheads, the lot of you!! Rapparee spent a lot of time and energy insisting he was entitled to spell his name any way he wanted and make us pronounce it anyway he said; when this petty-minded tyranny was rejected in favor of a higher standard, he bitched and whines and calumniated all over town. Finally he yielded to Reason. Now he wants to complain because someone takes liberty with his arbitrary spelling? Pish-tush!! This from the High Plagiarist and First Asymptote of MOAB? Mom's own little solipsist? Oh, fie, fie.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 11:50 AM

I think you've hit on the crux of the problem, Rap...it would require "hard work"! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 10:05 AM

Chongo, you missed the obvious reason: he can't spell worth a damn and ignores spell-checkers because they make his writing "too mechanical".

As for spelling vs. pronunciation, I see no reason why Amus could not, with a lot of hard work, achieve both.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 12:16 AM

Amos persists in mispellin' yer name for one of three reasons, Rapparee.

1. He don't respect you.
2. He's an agent of Satan.
3. He gets paid to harass you by yer enemies in the library trade.
4. All of the above.

;-D Ook! Ook! I'm goin' for number 4. I like the sense of drama.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 12:01 AM

At least we can all pronounce it correctly now. What do you prefer: correct pronunciation or correct spelling?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 10:06 PM

You know, I changed my name because Amos couldn't spell it and kept carping on it. Now he still spells it wrong, with 2 pees, 3 ares, and 2 ees.

R-A-P-P-A-R-E-E

(without the dashes) is how it is spelled, good Amoss.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 09:54 PM

Eliza, it has everything to do with the tone of voice in your head with which you read any post in this thread. No one was being a rottweiler. We did have to chase off MartinGibson a couple of times, though, and then a rottweiler would have been handy. As I recall, we sicked the freds on him.

I was here earlier, but forgot to leave a few breadcrumbs. I'm back now, working and taking a break. Setting a good example for the rest of you.

Eiseley, are the plans firmly in place for you to stay put in Idaho over graduation, or do you think you might pull a rabbit out of your hat at the last minute? Or maybe the plumber will forget to cash the check? (That actually happened to me once - but that's a long story and in case he's reading here, I don't want to remind him that I owe him $250.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 08:33 PM

MWahahaha...so typically Rapparree--a sprinkle of solid data mixed in with a fistful of greasy invention. Sigh...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 08:04 PM

Amos, at my house when I was growing up we had three Heinlein books: Citizen of the Galaxy; Time for the Stars; and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. I probably read each one ten times, at least. Enjoy!

Rap, I have a nice mountain ash in the side yard. Its bright berries attract flocks of cedar waxwings. It is also a medicinal tree in Ukraine. One day at the library a gal from Ukraine was describing the tree to me (she didn't know the English name for it) and when I told her I had one in the garden she came over to my house and gathered berries and leaves. She has become a good friend and brings me delicious treats and homemade soap---all for the sake of my little ash tree.

Welcome, Eliza.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 07:16 PM

Would you like me to tell you how that comes out, Amos? See, Thorby is really the Sargon's heir and was forced to wear that iron mask when he was kidnapped by Basalam the Begger, who is the Sargon's evil twin and is secretly working to overthrow the benevolent Sargonese monarchy and replace it with...oh, I don't want to spoil the ending for you!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 05:45 PM

Ah, Mizz 'Liza, I shore nuff didn't mean to be no confrontational. I is orful sorry.

I have recently had the great delight of unearthing earl;y Heinlein masterpieces ands am pleased to discover his timeless characters are alive and well, waiting only for me to open the cover of th ebook to spring into full active being. Right now I am following the fascinating adventures of the beggar's slave boy who escapes Sargon on a star-jump freighter.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 05:37 PM

"Technically, is there a limit to the number it can hold?"

Posts? No. Egos? It's getting very close to it's limit. There could be a magnitude 10 on the Sphincter Scale any moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 04:13 PM

It's amazing how this thread grows! Technically, is there a limit to the number it can hold? And do I get a prize for being number 40,500? A large cheque would be acceptable. As we only get 0.5 megabytes here in deepest Norfolk UK, things take an age to load. (Actually, I haven't a clue what megabytes mean, i'm just quoting our Parish magazine on that one!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 04:01 PM

And I just grabbed 40504.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 04:01 PM

Oh yeah. Congratulations, Eliza. You grabbed 40,500 -- a great feet here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 03:59 PM

No, no. It's because there ARE over 40K postings that people have to ask. Suppose I asked Amos the source his inspiration. I could be referring to his latest poem or (in this case) to "The Flight of the Chicken" which he posted seven years ago.

Time means so little here at MOAB...and then there's that damned duckdog, Gluon, who slips between universes...

It's not intended to be confrontational, just a request for information.

I'm thinking of perhaps a Mountain Ash, but that's up to the nursery people. I'm going to let the pros handle it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 03:53 PM

Poop, to coin a phrase. The Created ALWAYS outlives the Creator (except, of course for the Creator of All Creators, whose secret name is Rapparee). Hamlet lives on even though he dies in the play and his creator is also dead. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Miss Marple, Kate Sugak, Podkayne, Moll Flanders, Sam Spade, The Little Match Girl, the Bobbsey Twins, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Justine, the Mother Thing -- they all live on tho' their creators are dead. Who could resist floating down the Mississippi with Huck and Jim or helping Ragged Dick work his way up from poverty to affluence? Match poems over swords with Cyrano? Go adventuring with Oscar and Star? Walk with crummy streets of Chicago with Chongo Chimp? Ride with Veronica Rutledge in her Porsche? Stand with Flashman at Rork's Drift?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 03:52 PM

I didn't anticipate it to be the Mother Earth plant site, Stilly River Stage. With over forty thousand postings I imagine it's about anything and everything.
Amos, re: 'Whatever are youse referring to?', I was referring to the 'shade tree' which Rapparee plans to plant in the centre of his yard.
Why are you folk so confrontational? It's like trying to talk to a bunch of Rottweilers!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 01:30 PM

A cogent question, Amos. You suggest that it's coming from me? Possibly. But not with absolute certainty. It may be that Chongo now exists as an independent entity in the Astral by virtue of the facts that all thoughts become manifest there the moment they occur. The Astral, of course, isn't physical...but neither are thoughts. Nevertheless, they do exist. The Astral Chongo may be responsible for generating his own level of frustration, you never know. He might even outlive the physical me, but if he does, you won't know about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 01:13 PM

Let him defuse his tension by wrapping it around his imaginary neck.

If an imaginary crittur is imagined up by the imagination of an imaginary identity, and then the imaginary crittur imagines he is under some kind of tension (because he imagines he should be resisting some of his imaginary experiences) then where is the alleged tension coming from?


A


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

Eliza, euonymous are not a good choice for many places for a lot of reasons, but apparently in Idaho they are considered okay. It might be the state plant of Idaho, who knows. Don't consider this an authoritative source about them, this is the Mother of All BS threads, not the Mother Earth plant site. You have been cautioned. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 11:02 PM

Chongo enjoys sparring with you, Amos. ;-) It helps him defuse his tension, and he has "a lotta tension" to defuse.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 10:50 PM

Eliza, here we can easily go down to -10 F and lower during the winter. Summers can be over 100 F. Our house is at 4,800 feet above sea level.

We haven't decided on the tree yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 09:13 PM

Oh, CHongo, go piss up a rope; it will improve your conduct.

Eliza, whatever are youse referring to?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 06:58 PM

Hello from Norfolk UK! About this tree, what type is it please? And our euonymus plants survived minus 10C last winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 03:42 PM

You been speakin' hastily ever since you was born, Roscoe. Yer like a busted water main.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 03:24 PM

I think I spoke hastily. In fact, I am sure I spoke hastily. I always do.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 11:03 PM

Max is waxing nostalgic for all public workers, from cops to garbage men. He sounds like he's having a very mellow birthday on his radio program tonight. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 10:40 PM

I shan't comment.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 08:15 PM

Ahhhhh....

That's as politely as I can orrange it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 07:52 PM

I solved the "rhymes with orange" riddle years ago.

You may delight in mango, or you may rejoice in orange
And while oranges are heavely, the mango's surely mora ange-
elic than bananas.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Heidebundt Pikelmaas
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 06:24 PM

Vat are you sayink? You sayink zat zings zound bedder in Cherman zan zey do in English? Vell, ya, in most cases zat iss right, but vad about "unicorn"? Vat about zat, you verstunkener dumkopf! Und ven are you goink to confess vat you haff REALLY been doing on zees clandestine trips to Mexico?

- Pikelmaas


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Albert Schweitzer
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 06:13 PM

A bleak and frosty April is a month
That rarely shows a spot of bright orange.
Of autumn's hues she has but a millionth
And sometimes that is only a door hinge.

Albert

Ess zounds besser in der German


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 02:20 PM

Orange doesn't rhyme with month. What the hell you talkin bout Willis?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 11:08 AM

Good one, Amos! I love how you do that!


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