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BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop

darkriver 31 Dec 03 - 07:18 PM
Rapparee 31 Dec 03 - 09:23 PM
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Subject: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: darkriver
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 07:18 PM

There's an article in today's San Francisco Chronicle, that may shed some light on the doings of Cleigh, who hasn't been heard from in a while. The article begins:
"Brasstown, N.C. -- The lights are strung, the stage is set and Baby New Year is waiting in a cage, hissing.

Brasstown, once again, is ready for the Possum Drop.

Yes, the annual New Year's Eve Possum Drop, the one and only, inspired by the dropping of a certain illuminated ball 670 miles away..."
The URL is here.

Happy New Year all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 09:23 PM

Up in Talkeetna, Alaska they have an annual Moose Dropping Festival....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 09:54 PM

This is a great promotional idea for a small town, and I'm all for it. Hopefully Hollywood will get the idea to base a funny movie around the New Year's Possum Drop, and Brasstown will have its day in the sun.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 10:07 PM

All ya'll are gonna be in big trubble if Cleigh sees this...I'm sure he is NOT in favor of possum dropping......


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Kim C
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 10:33 PM

Ain't there some kind of beetle that likes possum droppings?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 10:40 PM

Rapaire- doesn't the moose make a great SPLAT!!!!?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 10:58 PM

Aw, come on, Ebbie! You know it would be more like a plop, plop, plopping sound!

"Annual Moose Dropping Festival:
Held the second weekend of July. Includes barbecue, a run/walk of 5 Km, a parade, music, game booths, entertainment and a moose dropping throwing contest. In addition, there are a softball tournament and a Mountain Mother Contest (fun event not to be missed). For more details call the museum at (907) 733-2487."

It's that "moose dropping throwing contest" that really lets you sling the s**t. Besides -- I'm certain you've seen the swizzel sticks.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 01:20 AM

We Aussies were going to stage an Annual "Drop Bear" contest, but they're too bloody dangerous!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: artbrooks
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 01:50 AM

I am visualizing an even dozen well put-together Aussie lasses in nothing more than god gave them when they arrived upon this earth (and a parachute) dropping from a light aircraft...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Gareth
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 01:43 PM

"I am visualizing an even dozen well put-together Aussie lasses in nothing more than god gave them when they arrived upon this earth (and a parachute) dropping from a light aircraft..."

"Well put together Aussie lasses ?" Light Aircraft ? More like a C-130

Gareth (Now in hiding)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 03:11 PM

There's also bluegrass music, including the crowd-pleaser that goes, "Down in the darkness, much to my delight, there's five pounds of possum, in my headlights tonight."

Do we 'all got the lyrics to this 'un?

John


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 03:18 PM

Oddly enough, moose droppings resemble rabbit droppings, only on steroids.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: LilyFestre
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 05:31 PM

I saw the title of this thread and immediately had a vision of my mother in law waiting to catch the falling possum..LOL. She likes to make stew out of them *SHIVER*   PA-TOOEY! Anybody else make possum stew?

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 05:41 PM

Man, them folks call themselves mountain men? Bull! A real mountain man wouldn't let the possum go. Nuthin' better fir New Years Day than freshly roasted possum. But whaddaya expect from a bunch of guys who can't wait fir New Years Eve so they can wear dresses and lipstick? We ain't talkin' no "Deliverance" quality mountian men here...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: LilyFestre
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 05:45 PM

LOL Bobert.....my mother-in-law shoots possums from her wheelchair, scoots out, scoops 'em up, skins 'em and makes stew! She's a mountainman all of her very own!!!!! Oh the stories I could tell!

Michelle, RIT (Redneck in Training)   *Grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 05:51 PM

Hi Lily, I spose ya know the Possum song by Uncle Dave?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: LadyJean
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 12:23 AM

Note: To the good people of Brassville N.C. The last thing you want in this town is a movie crew. They make a lot of movies here in Pittsburgh and it's like having your street invaded by Visigoths. They will tow your cars, chop down your trees, and play frisbee on your roof.
Drop possums if you must, but don't let them make a movie in your town.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 12:43 AM

Is it like Cow Patty Bingo, Rapaire?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: LilyFestre
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 10:41 AM

Hmmmmm...seems like I SHOULD know the possum song by
Uncle Dave...sounds vaguely familiar.....musta seen it here somewhere....refresh my memory? Please?

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 06:31 PM

Sounds like it should be the name for a "bathmade" bourbon...

"Guess I'll have me a pint of old Possum Drop please?"

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: darkriver
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 06:36 PM

Update:
today's S.F. Chronicle reports, alas:


With just hours to go before the festivities, Clay Logan, host of the Possum Drop, said he'd received a call from a national animal rights organization threatening to sue him for animal cruelty if he used a live possum.

"So I found me a dead one," Logan said.

As fireworks popped and lovers kissed, the dead possum swung from a Citgo sign. And as the festivities ended, many revelers trudged away, saying their small town fun had been spoiled by big-city ways.

"Hell of a way to start the New Year, saluting a dead possum," said Steve Barringer, a blacksmith.


Full story at http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/01/02/MNGT8429GI1.DTL.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Annual New Year's Possum Drop
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 07:39 AM

Actually Bundaberg Rum has a running series of TV ads that involve the white polar bear mascot doing "cool things" - one is the girls putting up a tent under a tree, and the guys giving them the "Drop Bear" story - when the polar bear drops out of the tree onto the tent, then gives the guys the little wink and wave as the girls run screaming...

Robin


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