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BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you

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Subject: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: freda underhill
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 10:15 AM

Hi, I have been snooping on my secret Santee, and came across a thread called "Ten Obscure facts about you". as its closed, here is a continuation. my ten obscure facts:

1. the name i use now is not the name I was born with

2. i used to teach yoga, and was able to put both legs behind my neck.

3. I nearly hung up on Spike Milligan, when he rang me up from england to talk. (I didnt believe it was him)

4. I may be descended from Jimmy Clynes, first Labour Deputy Prime Minister of England.

5. i wrote a submission to the Ombudsman which resulted in the dismantling and restructure of a government department (former NSW Department of Housing).

6.I have had proposals of marriage from two Professors (not at the same time!) and said no to both. Both I had never had a personal conversation with prior to the proposal.

7. I used to be very afraid of spiders, and have nightmares about them, but have overcome this fear.

8. Eric Bogle used to sing at our family sessions when i was a teenager.

9. A family friend with a Top Secret security clearance told my father that ASIO came incognito to my wedding, when i was 19, and took photos of all the guests there.

10. I am an artist and used to work as a ccartoonist and illustrator in the 80s.

Original Thread


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 11:57 AM

1. The name I use now is not the name I was born with either!

2. People think me and Spot the Dog are brothers but we aren't.

3. My Grandad was a Russian Orthodox priest.

4. My Great Grandad lost an arm down the pit and went on to teach boxing.

5. The club where great Grandad taught boxing went on to become the Russian Orthodox church where Grandad held services. The two Grandads were unrelated:-)

6. I wear odd socks when having medical procedures because I have never heard of anyone with odd socks dying in theatre.

7. I am ssomehow related to the Lords Stanley of Derbyshire. The crypt in Liverpool Anglican cathedral looks remarkably like Grandad Stanley!

8. I was once the highest paid mouth organ player in Britain (You have to figure it out)

9. I was first served in a pub when I was 14. Never looked back since.

10. I once walked round with a broken wrist for 6 weeks before I found out about it.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:09 PM

This is weird, The name I use is not the one I was born with either!

1)eerrrhh.... apart from that I'm pretty normal I'm afraid...
2) oh, I like to claim the 1ooth posts, much to the annoyance of some of the more po faced intellectuals who use mudcat.
3) I know jOhn from hull.
4) I like mozzarella but can't spell it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:32 PM

Here's a link to the original thread - you never know, your santee might be in there!

BS: For fun - Ten obscure facts about you


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:56 PM

Okay, here are 10 more:

1. I was an invited speaker at a conference at Cambridge.

2. I know how to make a fusion weapon, but don't have the parts, which is just as well.

3. I also know how to make a fission weapon. I don't have the parts for that, either.

4. I think professional sports are silly, and the salaries sillier.

5. My left big toenail was mostly removed.

6. I have a scar on my outside right leg, just above the knee, where I was hacked by a corn knife.

7. I once drank Cold Duck. Once.

8. I used to have an autographed photo of Pierre Mendez France.

9. Once, while a horse had chomped down on my right arm and wasn't letting go, I took hold of his ear and whispered to him "If you don't let go I'll twist your goddamned ear off, you son of bitch" and he let go. So I'm a horse whisperer.

10. I hope to start epee again next week.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:57 PM

Oh, yeah -- this name isn't my original one, but my professional name is.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:10 PM

I tried to find the original thread, because I seem to remember that I posted to it. If not, I'll add my ten cents.

1. I am a descendent of Doc Holiday on my Mother's side
2. I was a weather man on the radio for seven years
3. I tested the first monkey that was sent into outer space
4. I was navigator on an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean
5. I am ambidextrous enough that in high school, I used to pitch right and left-handed.
6. I wanted to be a cartoonist when I grew up, and dabble in the art.
7. My first instruments were ukelele and sweet potato
8. My Grandfather was a tinsmith in Denmark and worked on some of the
    cathedrals there.
9. I had a banty rooster named Herbert as a pet
10. I owned a pair of blue suede shoes AND a Harley Davidson when I
    was a teenager.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:42 PM

My sister fed me a worm when I was about 18 months old.
My sister fed me a cigarette when I was about 18 months old.
I still love my sister.
I went to King Edward 6th boarding school at 11 yrs of age.
I was a Police Officer from 1964 to 1969.
I have an amazing knowledge of Antiques (bit of a Lovejoy).
I became a Christian in 1991 when old enough to know what I was doing.
I have been married too many times.
I am one of the worlds greatest lovers.
Modesty is my best quality.

Best wishes. (Hope I made you laugh!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Mooh
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 01:50 PM

In no particular order...

1.) Descended from Robert The Bruce (prove otherwise, I dare you).
2.) Missing my whole left big toe nail, but it took 4 (I think) surgeries.
3.) My Dad has written tunes published by the Girl Guides and the United Church and never took a penny for any of it.
4.) Mooh is pronounced Mike in my own dialect.
5.) Spoke some Blackfoot when I was very young even though I've never been west of the Ontario/Manitoba border. I've forgotten it.
6.) Once fed our Bishop peanut butter sandwiches when nobody showed to feed him. I still think it's gourmet.
7.) Sister and Grandmother died of the same thing at the same age in the same place, shared a name but never met.
8.) Am a closet fiddle player, but have been outed as an autoharp player.
9.) Have a brook trout inlay on one guitar, a trillium on another, a kingfisher on another, and soon a rising sun on another. These represent water, earth, air, fire, the celtic elements, and my favourite place in all the world, on the Bruce Peninsula.
10.) Married a fairskinned redhaired girl of Scots descent with African in her blood. Without her I'd be living under a bridge.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Blowzabella
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 03:38 PM

Oh what fun...now then...

1) The name I use is not the one I was born with (sense a pattern here?)
2) My mothers brother was offered the role of The Virginian in 'The Virginian' but turned it down (how dumb was that?)
3) I once sang a duet at the Sunderland Empire with Frankie Vaughan
4) I have a scar on my middle finger of my left hand from trying to hacksaw off the top of a cider bottle (desperate times)
5) I have three brothers, who were all submariners and, when the UK only had four submarines, I had a brother on three of them
6) I like to sail on square riggers
7) I once made a citizens arrest in town because a man was hurting a dog
8) The highlight of my career was working with Jim Casey (Jimmy James' son) and Eli Woods and re-creating 'The Animals in the Box' routine with Mike Craig (writer for Morecambe & Wise) playing the stooge
9) I am and anticipate that I always will be terrified of spiders
10) I am superstitious about passing on stairs


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:28 PM

Here goes.....
1) Sorcha is not my legal name,but it is MY name
2) I'm a cousin to Ulysses Simson Grant
3) I'm afraid of worms and other things w/o shells like slugs
4) I hate carving pumpkins
5) I KNOW that if it has a cord,tires or a penis, it's not user   
    friendly
6) I know how to steel a knife
7) I know how to butcher wild game
8) My great grandmother is buried next to Abraham Lincoln's mother
    (in Indiana)
9) My middle name is Leigh, after Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
10)I have a Man Eating Grape vine in my garden


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: LilyFestre
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:54 PM

Hmmmm, well.....

1. I was the captain of the color guard in a drum and bugle corp. that placed 2nd in international competition.

2. I was an exchange student to Austria.

3. I usually have malachite and another stone in my right pocket.

4. I like to hang laundry on the line but hate taking it down and putting it away.

5. Chickens fascinate me. I love to sit and watch them peck about.

6. I was a US Census Enumerator in 1990.

7. I love to cut the grass on our riding mower...my husband and I actually fuss with each other about who gets to cut the grass!

8. I'm finding that I have a big interest in Henry VIII and that time period in general.

9. I am related to Johnny Appleseed.

10. When I was 17 years old, I stopped a murder in progress.



Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts aboutyou
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:19 PM

#18..(for 1-17, read original thread)...I just re-read all of the original thread, and was fascinated to find out so many interesting facts about myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:25 PM

Rapaire - I know how to make a fishin' weapon as well and have done on many occasions...

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:27 PM

One more thing -- I am related, on my mother's side of the family, to Ludwig Windthorst.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Blowzabella
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:32 PM

In my (5) that should mean / say - when the UK only had four NUCLEAR submarines, I had a brother on three of 'em - I'm not that old...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:37 PM

If it was at the same time, that brother sure got around!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:55 PM

I don't know if I can come up with 10 more! I'm a pretty open book.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 06:00 PM

1. John is not my real name.
2. I have had a part of my body other than my ear pierced.
3. I am allergic to Monosodium Glutamate [i'ts a food additive]
4. I can say "Fuck Off" in ten languages, [including sign langauge for the deaf]
5. I can milk a cow.
6. I can drive a tractor.
7 I have worked in 3 slaughterhouses and a meat cutting plant.
8. I have scars on all my fingers, and both thumbs.
9. I am terrified of dentists, and have been known to pull my own teeth out, rather than visit the dentist!
10.I have signed The Official Secrets Act
11.I was a drummer in a millitary band.
12.I'm eligible to join Mensa.
13.I'm not superstitous.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,SueB
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 08:03 PM

1. I've married twice but never changed my name.
2. I spoke Chinese (along w English) until I was five, then never again.
3. I flew four solo hours in a single engine Cessna before I left my first husband and couldn't afford flying anymore.
4. I trained to box at a women's gym, and sparred at a men's gym once, but my opponent for my first amateur bout was a no-show, and I had to stop boxing soon after.
5. I was almost expelled from boarding school.
6. I can milk a cow (and make butter, yogurt and cheese.)
7. I can drive a tractor, too.
8. I performed on stage in Yugosavia before the war there.
9. I once had a job embroidering the names on uniform shirts.
10. I read an average of a book a day.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 08:10 PM

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10) And that's as obscure as I can make 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Once Famous
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM

OK, the real stuff from me:

1. I was a hippie.
2. I demonstrated at the Democratic National Convention in 1968.
3. I was pretty shy when I was a kid.
4. I used to panhandle spare change and cigarettes in Chicago's old hippie haven, the Old Town District.
5. I once fucked a whore against a windowsill under the El tracks when I was 17.
6. I won sole custody of both of my sons from my ex-wife in a custody case and for many years raised them as a single parent.
7. I occasionally give speeches to fathers about custody rights.
8. I have performed in front of 2000 people at a time.
9. I have a collection of over 500 vintage electric trains.
10. I have been told by many that my passion is extremely intense.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,milk monitor
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 08:54 PM

1. I have never been a milk monitor.
2. I am not scared of heights; I love them.
3. I worked in Greece, selling French Crepes for an Irishman.
4. I have never been hit.
5. I have fallen off a horse.
6. I can't wear watches.
7. I used to 'space hop' three miles to visit a friend.
8. I have been to a gypsy wedding in Galway.
9. I paint.
10. I have danced on top of the fountains in Trafalgar Square.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 09:21 PM

I raised my two sons alone, after being given sole custody of them when I filed for divorce in my first marriage.

I drove through Chicago during the riots in 1968 Martin, on my first honeymoon. That shoulda told me something.

I went to the first Woodstock, too.

If I'd a known, I would have kept my eye out for you.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: dianavan
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 09:58 PM

I ate the placenta of my first born

I slept in a cave I made of snow to keep from freezing

I made the Dean's list

I was given a hysterectomy for no good reason

I know how to cook octopus

I'm not baptised

My maiden name is Jewish

I saved my grandmother's life when I was 13

I have been independent since I was 18

I hate lima beans and scalloped potatoes


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 12:54 AM

Here's some about me - I warn you though, I'm rather boring.

1. I am related (through my mother) to the man who was shot by police in the so-called Rothbury Riot, the only time I believe when police fired on striking workers in Australia
2. I have a second job as a magazine editor
3. Although I live in the city I don't like it one little bit
4. I'm like a duck - full of confidence on top but paddling like mad underneath where it doesn't show
5. I would like to have a wombat for a pet
6. I can't swim
7. I don't think I know anyone famous
8. I always wanted a daughter but instead have 2 sons
9. My five food groups are champagne, smoked salmon, cream cheese, apricots and chocolate (preferably dark chocolate)
10. I would love to be retired and have time to do stuff

I warned you!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:45 AM

1) I have all my wisdom teeth... in a box in the sideboard.

2) I have sung by Royal request in a cathedral, in front of the    Prince of Wales and the government.

3) I have met the Queen of Belgium but didn't realise it was her until the Prime Minister addressed her.

4) I dance in the garden during rainstorms (clothing optional, depending on the a)temperature, b) proximity of neighbours and c) how drunk I am....

5) I haven't been to a hairdresser since I was 14 (about 26 years ago)

6) I used to ride a Suzuki 500 motorbike with neither licence, lessons, insurance or tax when under 18yrs old. Fastest I got to was 98mph.

7) My best friend (male) jumps out of aeroplanes for fun.

8) I'm related to a quarter of the people on the 1914-18 War Memorial in the village I spent most of my childhood in. They all died in different ships, on the same day (Battle of Jutland 31 May/1 June 1916).

9) I don't like white chocolate.

10) I'm allergic to celery.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:57 AM

Ain't tellin.








And if I did they'd all be lies anyway.







..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Partridge
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 06:37 AM

1.I get so drawn into films that I shout at the TV screen or run into the kitchen to hide.

2.I cannot bear the noise made when someone sucks a blanket

3.I used to be so scared of dentists that I was banned from all of them in our area for bad behaviour

4.I taught all my children to girn

5.in the traffic jams on the way to work in the morning I always let at least three cars in

6. I once had to call the police to alert them to two horses on the road having a shag

7.My friend Kate was in the Full Monty she was the one who peed standing up

8.I am the best sandwich maker in the world (or so I've been told)

9.I have had a butterscotch angel delight fight

10. I am a member of the mile high club

OK, I made the last one up.............

Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 08:39 AM

1. I've got three tenor banjo's.
2. I know how to play piano accordion but won't.
3. Me and two mates once gave an emergency blood donation for the Royal Army Medical Corps and they gave us beer afterwards.
4. I'm bored now
5. I make great curries

6. number 2 is a lie.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: MBSLynne
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:19 AM

1.I not only can milk a cow, but do it for a living, and I can serve them, and drive a tractor.

2.I've been half way round the world 22 times but haven't managed to go round the other half (yet!)

3. I was christened on a Royal Navy destroyer (HMS Cheviot) and had my name engraved on the bell.

4. I lived in Malta between the ages of 1 and 3 and spoke Maltese with the children I played with in the street but I can only remember two words now.

5.I've done a large number of pretty wild things many of which are unsuitable for general publication, especially if there's any chance that my Mum or my kids might read it!

6.I've met Vincent Price.

7.I've slept rough without shelter or sleeping bag twice...once in Spain and once in the New Forest...the most uncomfortable night of my life.

8.I can skin rabbits.

9. I used to make most of my own clothes and still make all my own bread as well as yoghurt, peanut butter, ice-cream, jam, pickles, wine, liqueurs....

10.My 3x great uncle was transported to Van Diemen's Land at the age of 15 for stealing a hankie. He became a rich pillar of the community in Victoria.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sam L
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:42 AM

1. It worries me that I already knew about Martin and the whore under the El.

2. I quit school and walked home on my sixteenth birthday.

3. My name is the name I was born with.

4. I can't wear watches, either.

5. Every member of my immediate family has been slated for a surgery they didn't need, some of them for more than one, including a mastectomy and a hysterectomy.

6. I haven't had a nightmare since I was 7, and remember the last one, when an 8' godzilla licked my face like a puppy.

7. I know of a Latvian man in Mississippi with the exact same scars on his left hand as I have on mine.

8. I know what the absolute worst thing you can say to a woman in bed is.

9. I'm always in the car behind Partridge, trying to get my kids to school on time, when she lets 3 or more cars in, and two of those cars always contain people who turn out to know each other, and stop, blocking both lanes, to chat and catch up on things.

10. I give up on things I can actually do, but am tenacious at things that are utterly beyond me.

11. My wife appointed a wife-runner-up for me, in case she is unable to fulfill her duties.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: jimmyt
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:51 AM

1 I have been to every continent

2 I have prepared dinner for 2 presidents and the Heir to the Hapsburg throne

3 I hold the world record for catching the largest Black Marlin off the coast of Africa in 1981

4 I have icefished in every Canadian Province except Prince Edward Island

5 I like GLazed Donuts dipped in tomato juice

6 I still use the name I was born with sometimes, but you would need to check the bulletin board at the Post office for my list of alias

7 John from Hu9ll is my lovechild from an encounter during an evening of music and cheap wine. I still send him anonomous birthday presents, ie hamsters, bears, curry, etc.

8 I once fell in love with a dairy cow named Flossie on Oaklet's herd, and he banned me from the premises, filing charges of alienation of affection as it was his fiance' (How was I to know?)

9 I once extracted teeth from a guy named Nicky Hopkins, who was playing keyboard for the Stones in the late 70s

I am an incurable liar and only one of these statements is actually true.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Cool Beans
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 11:21 AM

1. I keep a harmonica, a kazoo and copy of the U.S. Constitution in my briefcase.
2. I am listed in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who in America."
3. I saved five-dollar bills for two years to make my first CD.
4. I belong to Mensa but I've never been to any Mensa event.
5. I have a handwritten postcard from Charles Van Doren.
6. I have an 8x10 glossy UPI photo of Lenny Bruce dead on his bathroom floor.
7. My wife and I have a guilty pleasure: We watch "JAG."
8. My father went to high school with Lou Gehrig.
9. My family had a summer house across the road from Lesley Gore's family's summer house.
10. Mel Brooks once asked me how I got so hip.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: muppett
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 11:46 AM

1. I've Bowled Geoff Boycott out
2. I've been presented to the Duke of Edinburgh at St.James Palace (When I got my Gold Duke Edinburgh's Award)
3. I'm a descendant of John of Gaunt
4. I've sang live on Sray FM (local radio station in Harrogate, N.Yorks)
5. I've drunk a yard of ALE in several seconds (can't remember the actual time)
6. I've run the 3 peaks of Yorkshire in 4hrs.
7. I've done the 3 peaks of Britian in under 24hrs.
8. I've run in 12 Marathons
9. I supped 7 pints (of beer)whilst once running in the Bradford marathon.
10. I've sung with 2 members of Clannad


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:28 PM

1) I have a split uvula
2) I am related to the Mayflower Madam on my Dad's side
3) I am related to the guy who heard the dog bark in the OJSimpson trial on my Mom's side
4) I was raised without religion
5) I was raised without gender typing (I don't think of myself as male or female or gay or straight until it's relevant)
6)I was raised without race typing (I don't think of myself as black or white either, until it's relevant)
7) One of my great-granduncles built the Budapest Parliament building, among other marvels of architecture
8) My dad was one of the first Americans to be killed by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists
9) He was also the first American to interview Jean-Paul Sartre (I see that facts about one's relatives count as facts about one, from earlier posts)
10) I'm apparently allergic to everything, including the inert (!) medium they put allergins IN to test people


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: MBSLynne
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:36 PM

Fred Miller...do Pleeease tell about your No 8!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 01:59 PM

2. I know how to play piano accordion but won't.
6. number 2 is a lie.


....you DON'T know how, but will?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Once Famous
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM

Mrrzy

I swear I initially read your first one that you had a split vulva.

My first impression was "so what?" before I read it again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: MBSLynne
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 05:29 PM

Hate to say it Martin, but that's what I thought too


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Once Famous
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 05:33 PM

Now having an unsplit vulva would be something to brag about.

Or would it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 06:23 PM

1- I can bite my toenails
2- I have less than five pounds in my bank account
3- If you want to check, my PIN number is ****
4- I have two cats and two fishes
5- I will maintain to my dying breath that the plural of fish is fishes
6- I once did naughty things in a field
7- I love The Meatpuppets
8- I am wearing and pink and white jumper
9- I own red gloves
10- I am willing to bet all the money in my bank account that nobody found my list interesting =D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about youw
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 07:25 PM

wahts a meat puppit?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sam L
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 07:26 PM

There are a couple in the running, but I've always felt "Is this supposed to be there?" was my best work. No, I won't explain the context.

Check for other titles by Fred Miller, author of The Worst Thing To Say To A Woman In Bed.

12. I once bet a woman at a party that if she told her embarrassing story, I could top it. Hers was so funny a crowd gathered, and I chickened out. I'm meeting this woman tomorrow for coffee, and have never made good on the deal. Maybe tomorrow, depending on who else is there.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 07:32 PM

I work as a curry delivery driver, i deliver to students.
one night one student woman says "If i get my tits out will we gey a discount?"
i said yes ok.
she got her tits out.
then=I said "I was only joking about discount!"
she said "its party, come round after work"
she was ugly, so i said 2No thanks. i going to sleep"
.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: pdq
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 08:53 PM

jimmyt - I believe the truthful statement is that you pulled Nicky Hopkin's teeth. He's always looked like he needed dental work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Padre
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:41 PM

1. I was a national Merit Scholar
2. I was a deckhand on a Cumberland River (TN) towboat
3. I was a park ranger at Blackwater Falls State park (WVa)
4. I once sang with a KT clone group (The Inn Group)
5. I've been to Hull, but never met jOhn
6. I delivered 3 babies while a corpsman
7. My first job was as a cemetery maintenance worker
8. I earned 19 merit badges
9. I lived in Wildflecken, Germany for 2 years
10. I once drove 120 MPH on the Autobahn


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:47 PM

14.I was declared bankrupt in 1991
15.I was once arrested for attempted murder
16.I was once engaged to be married
17.I once dyed my hamster green with edible food colouring.
18.I was the best shot in my army regiment
19.I have never won anything except money
20.I Made a living as a proffesional gambler for 3 years.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:58 PM

[93-96].


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:05 PM

I was declared bankrupt in 1991

I Made a living as a proffesional gambler for 3 years


Those two sorta go together, don't they! jOhn, I don't know your circumstances of course, but that sounds like the sad story of my ex-marriage, only the professional gambler part came first and was the cause of his being declared bankrupt.

Jenny.

By the way, how did your folk club go? Mine went off really well. We had Touchwood, who have recently come back from the UK. They had a lot of great new material and were at their best. We had some excellent floor spots too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:11 PM

Jenny-read my post again.
I was declared bankrupt in 1991.
from 1993-1996 I made a living from betting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:23 PM

slanty writing="these two sorta go together don't they jOhn?"

No, I know a dozen pro gamblers, only one of them [apart from myself] has been bankrupt, [less than 10 percent]!

I've given 6 horse tips on the main forum, they've all won!
I gave a tip to a friend via PM today, it also won.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: mg
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 12:45 AM

I think there should be a zone of privacy around everyone here that assures they will not be the target of intimate speculation or suggestions etc. There is a line that is crossed all too often. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,irishajo
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:53 AM

I started the first ten obscure facts thread
I just turned 30 and feel relieved to have made it through my 20s
I want to be asleep right now
I bought a mandolin a year ago and haven't taught myself to play it yet
I sometimes vote Republican
I dropped a jar of pickles on my toe today and it's annoyingly painful
I have learned the hard way that the harder you work the more people will take you for granted
Social situations terrify me
I can't handle stress at all
One by one I am losing every friend I have ever cared about


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:08 AM

1) Mi alimento favorito es los espaguetis con buttter, queso de anchoas       y romano
2) Ik kijk televisie aan iedereen niet
3) 我相信靈魂不死亡
4) Jeg ett muskrat på mere enn en anledning
5) Fui onze dias em fileira sem alimento
6) Моя жизнь экономилась пять времен за эти годы
7) J'ai épargné des vies sur cinq occasions, aussi
8) Ich bin zu öffentlichem Büro gewählt worden
9) Sono esperto alla sopravvivenza di deserto
10) I have no idea what any of the above says


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: JennyO
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:10 AM

Actually, jOhn, I have read your original post again, and you did not say which three years you were a professional gambler - that is why I, without that information available to me, said that I did not know your circumstances. If you managed to make a living from it, that's fine - wouldn't be my choice of a lifestyle, that's all. So why did you stop? (just curious - not trying to pick a fight or anything)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:14 AM

Sir John 9:47

14.I was declared bankrupt in 1991
15.I was once arrested for attempted murder
16.I was once engaged to be married
17.I once dyed my hamster green with edible food colouring.
18.I was the best shot in my army regiment
19.I have never won anything except money
20.I Made a living as a proffesional gambler for 3 years.

Sir John (Next Post) 9:58

[93-96].

If you have seen Sir J's posts before, Jenny, I think you will probably know that the information often comes in different posts:-)

So the information WAS available to you:-P

Same as you I'm not trying to pick a fight or anything. Just a well known pedantic bastard!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 05:24 AM

2 I know how to play piano accordion but won't,
his is indeed a lie, I know HOW to play piano accordion but can't.

Accord = Harmony
Accordion = an instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin. [ The Devils Dictionary ]

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Miss Terreeee
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 06:05 AM

1. I knew Noel Edmonds when he was a mere strip of a lad.
2. I was at university with Victoria Wood.
3. I have curtsied to Princess Anne on stage at the Royal Albert Hall.
4. I went on a course in the laying-on-of-hands with Dorothy Tutin's daughter.
5. Michael Fish signed a copy of the BBC Weather Calendar for me in 1982.
6. A friend of mine peed in the gents next to Ronnie Cray.
7. I know which house the man who used to play Grant Mitchell in Eastenders used to live.
8. I worked with someone who lived opposite the man who created Basil Brush.
9. I worked with another someone who can just be seen peeping (not peeing) out of the window in the scene in Fawlty Towers where Basil beats the car with a bush.
10. As all these pathetic facts are true, and I find myself strangely proud of them, I wish to remain anonymous - I am also the "voice" behind Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni here on Mudcat and, much more recently, I was Secret Squirrel today on Sir jOhn's thread; on occasion, I have also been The Bard and Sherlock Holmes in threads. Not telling who I am - that is to remain in obscurity - as if I kid myself that anyone cares !


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: JennyO
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:33 AM

DtG, I'm supposed to know what [93-96] all by itself means? Now that's obscure! Oh well, ya can't win 'em all :-)

Sir jOhn - 1 point (for being obscure)
Dave the Gnome - 1 point (for being a pedant)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,n
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:05 AM

1 My great uncle made over 2000 recordings under a range of names from the 20s onwards and wrote a song for Gracie Fields which she recorded
2 I once played football against Graeme Souness
3 I have met and talked to Princess Margaret
4 My father lived for 40 years after having lung cancer and having one lung removed having been expected to survive for less than a year
5 I lost my virginity whilst at school to the wife of my english teacher
6 A friend of mine has the distinction of having been shot three times (including by his ex-wife) and bitten by a lion
7 I have a personal letter from Patrick Moore who I wrote to when I was young
8 I have won three internet awards for graphics and fiction (although untrained in either) in the porn industry
9 I used to play with Lonnie Donnegan's children who lived round the corner from us
10 I used to play bridge with an international bridge player when I was 13


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:48 AM

Indeed, martin and others, telling people one has a split uvula is almost as much fun as offering to SHOW people one's split uvula!
Oh, and I forgot another one:
1.5) I have an atavistic (ape-like) left foot, which has more of a thumb than a big toe...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Miss Terreeee
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 09:19 AM

Eric, it sounds as though Guest N certainly HAS a life. As have I !
Come on, you're just jealous about his Princess Margaret and my Noel Edmonds connections, aren't you ? What if I were to tell you have I have a signed photograph of Millicent Martin, and I used to live next door to theatrical digs occupied by Patrick Ryecart who was in Dr. Who and who married the daughter of the Duke of Norfolk ? Or that the same friend of mine who peed next to Ronnie Cray also sat on Bob Monkhouse's lap (but not at the same time) ? All this is true. What do you have to say to THAT, eh ? Huh ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:11 AM

10 obscure facts about my family.....

Reggie and Ronnie Kray were at school with my father-in-law. It's a good job they're no longer among us... you keep spelling their name wrong. They would have done their National Service together, but the Krays spent all their time on the trot or in the glasshouse.

Same father in law built kitchens for Delia Smith that can be seen in her books.

My brother in law helped pull a French photographer out of the wreck of 'The Rainbow Warrior' when they bombed it in Auckland Harbour.

My father drove for 50 years without ever taking a recognised driving test. He got his licence in 1945, courtesy of the Ministry of Defence - their idea of a test was being able to drive a 10ton lorry across a field without getting it stuck.

My sister once played a dead body on New Zealand hospital "drama" 'Shortland Street'.

My daughter was the youngest singer in the world record breaking longest singaround at Leigh on Sea festival 3 years ago.

Another brother in law has just climbed Mount Kilamanjaro.

My cousin is the 8th generation of our family to live in the same village. (Can you hear banjo music?)

My niece was the first of our family (9th generation) not to be born within 10 miles of that village.

Her sisters were the first to be born in a different hemisphere.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:17 AM


Another obscure fact about my family: My sister was an extra in Noble House while she lived in Hong Kong, and said Pierce Brosnan is a sweetie-pie and a joy to work with. (Actually by the time the cutting room got done with her, only her VOICE was actually IN the miniseries, but still.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Miss Terreeee
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 12:23 PM

SO - to get back to the subject in hand: i.e. out-obscuring each other with true-but-totally-obscure information and (in my case, at least) D-list name-dropping! I am trying to out-obscure myself with every additional fact I provide.

Sorry about my misspelling of Kray, Liz.Thanks for pointing that out. One could get into serious trouble for something like that. Almost as much as my friend would have, had he missed his aim in the gents.

New fact: I saw Fatima Whitbread at our local post office last week. Now - who can top THAT one ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,n
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 12:42 PM

I shook hands with Lenny the Lion and my sister got to kiss him

One of my more distant relatives beat Bobby Jones at golf

I have a top snooker break of 85, once played with Alex Higgins when he was practicing in a club in London and got mistaken for him once by a guy who was hitchhiking which is curious as I believe I have no resemblance to him and am not Irish

Used to drink with the editor of the Eagle comic who was later the sports editor of the Observer; also the writer of the Upstairs Downstairs theme music who also orchestrated an Al Stewart album;

Met Dennis Quilley backstage in his dressing room when appearing in a London theatre production and went for a meal with him at Beoty's in St Martins Lane

I am terrified of blood and take my hat off to people like eric who can give it.

I consider I have a very quiet normal life


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,SueB
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:20 PM

I've got two more:

I went to school with Laura Linney - we graduated in the same class, and I had a part, briefly, in the school production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, in which she played, of course, Miss Jean Brody. I dropped out of the play as it interfered too much with my primary boarding school ocupation, hanging out in the butt room, smoking Lark cigarettes and playing guitar.

and...

I recently shot a coyote dead with one bullet to the forehead.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Miss Terreeee
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:23 PM

Wow, Guest N: Shaking paws with Lenny the Lion ! I am so jealous. That certainly beats my very tenuous brush with Basil. I WAS a lion once, though, in Pinocchio. Don't know how many obscurity points I score for that. Here goes: the woman playing Miss Cat in that show also had a non-speaking part playing a tart in the audience in the film "Shakespeare in Love." How's that ?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:31 PM

1. I paid for college by nailing cantelope crates together in the summers.
2. I met "The Tokens" once on a beach in Mexico and one of them borrowed my guitar so they could sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
3. I've been bitten by dogs at least 100 times.
4. I was offered a job at Disney World but refused to shave off my mustache.
5. I have been married to the same woman for 31 years, 3 months, and 17 days.
6. When I was about 10 yrs old I used to catch rattlesnakes and sell them to a neighborhood collector.
7. I wear 14EEEE shoes.
8. I can place an entire orange inside my mouth. (But the juice comes out my nose if my children make me laugh.)
9. I've lost the download cable to my digital camera and have to find it before I leave for the Getaway.
10. I play bass drum in a highland pipe band.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Miss Terreeee
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 01:43 PM

Oh, and Eating With the Possibly Rich and Famous: Not Dennis Quilley. But I did eat several meals with Bob Daws who was in Outside Edge and was the lead in the series about the taxi firm. Oh, and also ate with the man in the old insurance advert where he sang "Let's face the music and dance", who was also "Mr. Bennett" in Tony Hart's TV programme. And in around 1977 I stayed in a flat in London that was visited by a lady who had a part in the TV drama series "A Horseman Riding By." My, my, a star-studded life. I have more gems ;) Trying very hard to delve to the most obscure ones, but perhaps enough already.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:25 PM

1. I get no pleasure out of playing babysitter, deleting posts, or settling squabbles. It's hard work, and a thankless job. So, be nice.
2. It took me half an hour to clean the squabbles out of this thread so people could enjoy themselves in peace. I can find better ways to spen half hours.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Pogo
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:41 PM

Thank you Mister Offer :)

1)I enjoy writing young adult fiction and am currently in the process of getting published
2)I can bend my pointer finger on my left hand all the way back to my wrist
3) I'm possibly related to Samuel Bellamy the pirate and had another ancestor who was hung for piracy. Arr! PO)
4)I love art and art history and I'm teaching myself how to draw comic-style art
5)Charleston is my favorite city to visit
6)I know how to say Happy New Year, thank you and tastes good in Chinese (though prob'ly not very well)
7) I once ate some kind of pastry made out of chicken's blood (Chinese New Year dinner...I was told what it was afterwards)
8)My favorite food is anything Thai. With no blood in it. Whatsoever.
9)I sing along with the music playing in my car while I'm driving. I'm particularly fond of Irish drinking songs
10)uhhhhh...I'm a very...intelligent...possum?

{O)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:45 PM

1. I have a four inch scar on my arm from an unfortunate frisbee accident.

2. I am the second youngest of 13 children, though #1 overall.

3. 7 of my 8 brothers were baptized with the first name Joseph.

4. I once fixed the computer of the Governor-General of Canada.

5. I won a Hallowe'en costume two years in a row with the same outfit (Drew Carey)

6. I've got new socks on.

7. In high school, I was measured to be in the top 2 per cent of my age group in Canada in math skills, and top 3 per cent in written skills.

8. I was measured hitting a decibel level of 106, from 10ft away from the sound meter.

9. Toulouse Cruise is the name of my duo, and it is a homonym for "Two Loose Screws". It has nothing to do with France, or an impressionist painter, or an album by the Doobie Brothers.

10. I was lying about the new socks.

Brian.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,skipy
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 03:34 PM

1, The name I use is not the one I born with.
2, I am of Irish blood.
3, I flew in PA474 the only remaining (flying) Lancaster bomber.
4, For a few months I was a Bernados baby.
5, I found out only this year that I have 2 half brothers (yes, that make 1 brother).
6, I went to the Bardney folk festival in 1971. (I can't find a single other person who has even heard of it).
7, I was a Halton apprentice.
8, I make 8 parachute descents.
9, I cried my heart out during "Field of Dreams".
10, I am in love with my best friend! (it's o/k we have been together 20 years and married for 15 1/2 of them)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: lucky_p
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:14 PM

1. Every man I ever had more than 2 dates with emotionally abused me, and I wasn't aware of that until recently. Everyone else in my world was aware of it, however, all these years.

2. Unlike Sorcha, I have been fortunate to find one man whose penis is user-friendly, finally, at age 51.

3. I love to write in colorful, descriptive, imaginative, metaphorical language.

4. My father went to Boston Latin High School and was an expert in Latin and Greek. But he didn't go to college and instead, rode freight trains during the 1930's and became a radical rabble-rouser in a million ways, finally making a lot of money as a liquor salesman.

5. My mother was a pyschiatric social worker for the desperately poor and disenfranchised. One the patients in the clinic in which she worked stabbed her to death in her office in 1962. I was 9 and my brother was 12. Our family almost disintegrated at that time.

6. My stepmother is also a social worker. She was boxer Floyd Patterson's social worker when he was a teenager in an institution in New York City. She is a holocaust survivor and while she was not in a concentration camp, she is considered a holocaust survivor because she born and raised in Vienna and was there and survived Kristallnacht, in 1938.

7. I always wanted to be a poet and/or an itinerant folksinger, but I never had the moxy.

8. Never thought I would have my own child, but did, at age 42, and he is joy of my life.

9. Can't believe I am driving a car. I learned to drive when I was 50.

10. Can't believe I recently divorced. I thought when I got married for the first time at age 38, I knew enough about this stuff to ensure a lasting partnership. I was wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:18 PM

1. I actually respect Joe Offer for the job he does here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,heric
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:21 PM

1. I met a guy who built a house for Bob Dylan. He says Bob didn't like the placement of the stone fireplace after he saw it, and made him move it.

2. I met another guy who built a house for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Nicole landed in the yard in a helicopter. She didn't like it. Tom kept it.

3. I saw Barney live in concert at the Anaheim Convention Center.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:37 PM

Mike, why in the world were you bitten by dogs over a hundred times? Did any of them get sick? *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,n
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 09:54 PM

Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Martin Gibson - PM
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 04:18 PM

1. I actually respect Joe Offer for the job he does here.

I respect Joe.

The actually says everything


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:05 PM

"Mike, why in the world were you bitten by dogs over a hundred times? Did any of them get sick? *grin*"

I suspect it was something like bee therapy. He is, after all, ALASKA Mike. Gets strange in the Land of the Midnight Sun.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,n
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:14 PM

Miss Terreeee

Wow, Guest N: Shaking paws with Lenny the Lion ! I am so jealous.

I saved that one just in case :) It was the BIG one

Not surprisingly most of these people are not in touch with me any longer.

We live such little lives etc etc -

Could I just say that the least obscure fact about me is that my wife is the best person in the world who makes my life and also sings like an angel - though she doesn't always know either. All the other stuff was true but pales into insignificance against that.

Miss T - come sing with joy and pleasure with us one day. I sense I would enjoy it enormously.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: dianavan
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:27 PM

I'm sorry, Joe. I certainly did not intend to create more work for you. I should have opened a new thread with an obscure title rather than posting on this thread and ruining what was fun for the others.

d


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,n
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:32 PM

1. I have a four inch scar on my arm from an unfortunate frisbee accident.

How? Mine has a rounded edge is non-cuttable. So I'm fascinated


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Nick
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 10:55 PM

lucky-p

I genuinely hope you have had more than three dates with the man with the penis. Disproving (1)is a good place to be.

Hope springs eternal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peg
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:41 PM

1. My father wanted to name me Audrey, after Audrey Hepburn, but Mom convinced him they should name me after a family friend instead.
2. My hair turns red when I've been out in the sun alot but I am not a natural redhead.
3. I once sang a duet with Joey McIntyre of the New Kids on the Block.
4. I once interviewed Irish actress Fiona Shaw over lunch and she sang in Irish Gaelic.
5. I will not eat: oysters, mussells, squid, eel, black olives, mushy peas, pickles, stinky cheese, tripe, or winter squash.
6. I celebrated the summer solstice with a group of about 40 Druids within the stone circle at Stonehenge.
7. I won the English poetry division of the Cornish Gorseth and read my poem aloud on BBC radio.
8. No one seems to know exactly how many cats I own.
9. I acted in a play with movie star Liev Schrieber.
10. At the request of the director, I wrote a scene for the film Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 01:57 AM

Peg, if I cooked it you would eat it even if it had black olive or pickles in it. Garuntamndeetd.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 02:14 AM

"I should have opened a new thread with an obscure title rather than posting on this thread and ruining what was fun for the others."

If I had a dollar for every time I have said something like that . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Blowzabella
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 08:46 AM

Skipy - re your flying in a Lancaster - I understood there were still 2 flying 'ships' (that's what they call'em apparently) - one in the UK and one in Canada. Which one did you fly in? (Have to speak with RAF HQ Strike Command in my job occasionally, which is where I got the info about there being two)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:16 AM

I didn't MEAN to get bitten by so many dogs. I was the chief Dogcatcher for Anchorage for a number of years. Whenever an especially aggressive dog was threatening someone, I was the sacrificial body that was sent in to catch it.

It was a very depressing job at times. I would start off each morning with a cup of coffee in one hand and a syringe of "doggy death" pentathol in the other. For about 4 years, my day would begin by killing 30 or 40 dogs and cats. During the time I had this job, I never got my guitar out to play.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:35 AM

Alaska Mike! What a story!

Poor man, poor animals.

At least you had the choice to change your job.

Therefore if we should ever meet...










I won't bite you.

..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: jaze
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 04:05 PM

1. I met Jane Fonda in a small town in NJ in 1971
2. I wear boys size 5 1/2 shoes
3. I was in a Catholic orphanage in Phila. for 5 years.
4 My daughter called me Grape-she claimed I had a fondness
   for purple shirts. This turned out to be true.
5. I once played the Triangle for the Archbishop of Phila.
6. I used to have nightmares about albinos after meeting
   Johnny Winter after a concert in WVa
7. I drowned in a past life
8. I hate olives but love olive oil
9. I've had human eardrum transplants
10. I love Whoopi Goldberg


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 06:28 PM

The Meatpuppets are (or were, i'm not quite sure) an obscure but unfathomably brilliant band. Nirvana covered a couple of their songs on unplugged in New York.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 08:21 PM

Wow. This cast and all these bios keep reminding me of an after dinner murder mystery. I hope MANY of you plan to be at the Getaway!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:53 PM

I gave ten in the last thread, but will give ten more here.

1. My grandmother ten generations back (on my mom's side) was Martha Allen Carrier, who was hanged as a witch in the hysteria in Andover and Salem. Her husband, Thomas Carrier, my grandfather ten generations back, was over 7' tall. More interesting facts about them are at this web site: Click here
"A little background on Thomas MORGAN aka CARRIER. Thomas was born about 1626 in Wales. There is evidence that he served in the Royal Army. Some have reported that Thomas, said to be over 7 feet tall, was one of the two regicides who, while disguised by frock and visor, appeared upon the scaffold before Whitehall and executed Charles I. Thomas emigrated in 1655 to Cambridge Mass. The hostility with which Thomas and his family were treated in Mass. lends color to the tradition that he was connected with the Royal Army, but discredits the fact that he was the Executioner of Charles I."

2. My gx10mother Martha Carrier was the great great grand daughter of Henry Ingalls, borh in 1480, also an ancestor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author.

3. I have a letter and pressed fern leaf sent to me from Yoko Ono when I was in college. I had asked for a catalog of one of her shows that was opening called "Fly" and as the catalog was late, I received a letter in apology with a fern leaf enclosed.

4. I didn't know my first name until I entered kindergarten. My family called me by my middle name, Colleen, and I didn't know my first name is Alice until I started school. (But I do use the name I was born with!)

5. My first entrepreneurial effort was a nightcrawler (fish bait) business that I started in the fifth grade. I made my own electric shocker to gather nightcrawlers (a wonder I didn't electrocute myself).
It was my source of spending money for several summers.

6. I have a collection of old cameras - small bellows cameras, old brownies, unusual old brands and movie cameras.

7. I am very allergic to feathers. I have to stay away from feather bedding, feather dusters, etc.

8. My mentor in college was Bob DeWeese, one of the main characters of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

9. I have two scars on my chin from separate childhood accidents. They are fairly noticeable, a half inch long, but of all the people in my lifetime that I've met, only one person has asked me about the scars.

10. My son needs the computer, so I can't finish this one!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,sorefingers
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 12:09 AM

A great thread! This is what makes the Muddie so much fun.

Don't really have any amazing things to share, but here are some things I like.

1. Once seen what I thought was a falling star, but learned over 20 years later it was something else.

2. Found the secret of the universe, but I forgot where I put it!

3. Dogs always dance when I play my Banjo but they like to sing if I try to fiddle.

4. Once fixed an old motorcyle which was scrap and when I had it like new, sold it to a dealer for next to nothing.

5. Later got an old motorcycle for 40 quid and loved it so much I could not stop driving it. It was greasy and smelly.

6. I'm a an incurable whistler! I doodle with whistling and sometimes when people are annoyed by it I don't realize I am doing it!

7. I smoked heavily for 40 years and even though I grew up in a smokey home, one day after reading what second-hand smoke did to non-smokers, I quit cold turkey and never smoked since.

8. Fooling about with numbers I found a way to find the cube root of any number, and later lost the page, then could not remember how I did it!

9. Can't stand cats, as long as they stay away from me I'm fine; but, cats always try to get frienly with me so my life can become quite wierd at times.

10. I can draw real good but I have to stop because I get too involved with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sam L
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 02:49 AM

13-- Dogs depress me. I think it's because people don't deserve that kind of unconditional love. I want to say, Spot, you could do a lot better. Plenty of fish in the sea. Dog-owners piss me off because they think nothing of setting loose their lovable pit-bull at a children's playground.

14. With two small children climbing me, I once told a stranger that I would kill his fucking dog in a just a moment and then beat him with the carcass.

15. I was a paperboy, and The Paperboy is one of my favorite children's books.

16. I think Blair Witch 2 is one of the most awful pitiful unschooled and crass rip-off less-than-uninspired things I've ever seen, but I can't manage to think less of Peg, who seems so utterly cool, for having written a scene of it.

17. I've now watched exactly one ball game in my life.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: dianavan
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 03:11 AM

Fred - I hated paperboys. Everyday I had to pass the paper shack where they stood around rolling their papers for delivery. They were a few years older and I had to endure their verbal abuse and their taunts, on a daily basis. There was no other route to my house.

Looking back, I sometimes wonder if I was just scared of teen-agers and whether or not it may have been my imagination.

Since you have experience in the field, do you think it happened or was I just paranoid?

d


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: beardedbruce
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 03:20 AM

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 07:19 AM

And Ted has missed this one !!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alice
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 10:11 AM

10. The summer of 1984 I lived alone in the woods with my dog and lots of books for companionship. I was trying to figure out what to do next in my life. I found out later there was a grizzly bear in the area.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,SueB
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 02:59 PM

Lucky P! I went to Boston Latin as well! My mother went to Girls Latin in the late 40's when there were two Latin schools in Boston - Boys Latin and Girls Latin. By the time I went in the early seventies, both schools were co-ed and there was one citywide entrance exam to get in - where you lived determined whether you went to the school that used to be Boys Latin or the school that used to be Girls Latin. I learned to conjugate Latin verbs to the tune of the Mexican Hat dance. I've only seen the show Boston Public once, but it really looked to me like it was filmed in the old Girls Latin building (which was Boston Latin when I went to it.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sam L
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 03:32 PM

Probably happened, Dianavan, people suck, but I don't really know. I didn't know any other paperboys except my brother.
   I was drafted into my older brother's morning route one night when I'd stayed up late playing with a tape recorder and my dad's guitar. It's one of my clearest memories--I was just getting ready to collapse in bed when I heard my brother begging off sick. Somehow he never got better enough to do the route again, and my parents wouldn't let him quit, so that meant it was my job now. I was a middle child. I rolled my papers at the building in silence, didn't know or speak to anyone there.

and I had an afternoon route, where a truck dropped my papers. Never knew another paperboy--I think I knew of some kids who had routes.

The night I inherited a paper-route is probably my best obscure fact about me, because it's one of the longest clearest memories I have from childhood.

Another is when I was 14 I decided to buy myself some cool sandals with my own money from working at a screen-printing shop. I wound up the next day wearing them at an older girl's apartment, where I came to a stoned but lucid realization that they were atrocious and ridiculous things to wear, tucked them discreetly under the sofa, went home barefoot, and never looked back.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Metchosin
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM

at the risk of being repetitious-

11. When I was small, my father told me he went to Borstal with Gene Autry. I believed him.

12. My family has labeled me an obsessive compulsive with ADD.

13. We started building our house 30 years ago and it is still not finished.

14. My husband and I just marked our 32nd wedding anniversary and to celebrate, we just completed a 2,700 km driving tour of BC, including a side trip, in order to take our dogs to Barkerville, only to find that dogs are not permitted in Barkerville, but we took them in anyways.

15. I have never been without a dog in 58 years. I have only been    bitten by a dog once, full in the face, when I was four. I still have a scar from it. It was not my dog. It was a cocker spaniel. I am still not particularly fond of cocker spaniels. I learned early that not all dogs are trustworthy, nor all people, but dogs are generally more trustworthy than people and have governed my life accordingly.

16. My grandfather sailed around the Horn under canvas.

17. I collect dragonflies.

18. I make wonderful soups and incredible steak and kidney pie.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Teresa
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 04:34 PM

1. I know how to make bread from scratch.
2. Otherwise, I am a below-mediocre cook, and don't like it particularly.
3. I love to learn things from people. :)
4. I'm extremely curious.
5. I was born two months prematurely, and have been blind all my life as a result.
6. My favorite thing to do is listen to some good Celtic or old-timey music and read a good science-fiction novel.
7. I write poetry, mostly free verse.
8. The older I get, the more like a kid I want to become.
9. I've read more books online since the advent of the Internet than I'd read in all my life previously.
10. Small things of wonder make me cry. :D

Well, good for now. :)

T


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: lucky_p
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 05:06 PM

Thank you, Nick and Sue B.

Nick -- I'm hopeful now because I think I now understand some very important things that I never quite got before. Like it's not about being cute and sexy and talented and laughing alot as an end in itself. As I have said before, it's about vulnerability and it's about intimacy, which means allowing yourself to be known all the way down to the bone and only sticking around people who allow themselves to be known that way.

Sue -- Guess our Catters across the pond don't know about Boston Latin (and many Staters don't know it either), but that was and is a hell of a school. Let's put it this way: when you graduate from that school, you will be a Harold Bloom-type classical intellectual, an anomoly in the sea of unfortunate mediocrity that characterizes American public schools.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Sam L
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 08:05 PM

Didn't mean to dis dogs or dog owners--I've had a couple. But there's a certain type of rank sentimentalist that uses dogs as the objects of their deep teary-eyed love of themselves. And they also don't like to pay for their newspapers. My favorite dogs are dingos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Metchosin
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 02:45 AM

I don't believe the owners of pit-bulls quite fall into the teary-eyed category Fred.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: freda underhill
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 09:51 AM

11. As of today, I am grandmother to a beautiful baby girl, Rose Marie.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: HuwG
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 11:48 AM

Continued from previous thread:


19. I have a scar on my right cheek. It doesn't show on passport photographs. Well, not where it is. Apparently I had an abscess on my, er, well, my posterior when aged 18 months or so. It was rather inexpertly lanced by a district nurse. It has been quite a while since anyone was intimate or inquisitive enough to notice or comment on it.

20. Another scar was acquired when training in the army in 1981. I collided with someone whose rifle was loaded with blanks, but did not have a "blank firing adaptor" fitted. I was left with a circular burn scar on my forearm, which took a long time to heal, because threads of shirt and combat jacket had been driven into it. For years afterwards, if I wished to appear hard, I would refer to the scar as a "7.62 mm low-velocity entry wound" (i.e. a bullet hole).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 12:09 PM

Uh, folks, Freda's a grandmother.

Congratulations, Freda.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:01 PM

Anyway, not to cut in here, I thought I'd direct y'all to the thread entitled:

"BS: Our Freda is a Gran."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: dianavan
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:30 PM

Freda -
I am envious. Congratulations! Oddly enough, I almost named my daughter Rose Marie but I couldn't make up my mind between Anna Rose, Marianna Rose, Rosanna Marie, etc. Beautiful and traditional names in my family. I hope mother and daughter are doing well and basking in bliss.

d


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: lucky_p
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 04:20 PM

How lovely to be a grandma, Freda.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 06:44 PM

Strewth, I was scraping the barrel in the previous thread.

11. I have no desire to be any younger.
12. A friend who walked away from my brother's fatal car crash cannot talk to me.
13. My eldest grandparent was born in 1879, the youngest 1889. I was born in 1959.
14. I once rubbed an obviosuly pregnant woman's tummy, and was told it was a cyst.
15. I spent a happy year as mate on a Thames barge
16. I was once sick when in drink I made a cheese sandwich using marzipan.
17. I saw Len from Emmerdale drive by today.
18. I know the USDA 2004 US soya crop estimate will be increased at 07:30 Chicago time tomorrow morning.
19. Oaklet has mended all the tunes I have written
20. I refuse to dig out the 4 mile tunnel to Thornton Abbey that local folklore insists is in my cellar.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: lucky_p
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 11:55 PM

To Sir John from Hull:

I will be indebted to you for life if you can tell me how to say "Fuck off" in ten languages -- convey phonetically if necessary. This will add a certain texture to my life that has heretofore been missing.

Thank you, dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:11 AM

1) 滚开            Chinese
2) Fuck weg       Dutch
3) Cassez-vous    French
4) Bumsen weg    German
5) Cogida Apagado Spanish
6) Scopata Fuori Italian
7) 出ていきなさい   Japanese
8) 가버리십시요    Korean
9) Vá-se foder    Portuguese
10) Middle finger Universal


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 06:38 AM

to Blowzabella,
Sorry I meant only one in the uk. The Memorial flight one. I flew from BZN during a Battle of Britain Day. I was given the front turret! Did I hold the guns & pretend to mow down the crowd like a nine year old? Well of course I did!
Flight duration a mere 22 mins & 20 seconds!

Regards Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: freda underhill
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:52 AM

thanks again, guys, for the warm wishes. here's some more obscure facts..

12. I nearly died from serious illness after the birth of my youngest child, and spent three years recovering, including recovering my memory.

13. In 1983 I marched with 800 women to Pine Gap, an american defence base near Uluru in Central Australia, and after a tussle with a policewoman pulled the bolt out of the gate so that it could be opened. 111 women broke through and entered the facility, before being arrested. They all gave the name Karen Silkwood.

14. i have sailed down the Ganges at dawn, watching dolphins jumping and playing in the holy city of Varanasi.

15. i have written several pantomimes in rhyme for children, and produced them at various festivals. They include a republican version of Cinderella (she marries the gardener), Snowed Under and the Seven Downsized Persons (but there were about twelve downsized persons acting as the dwarves, because they were job sharing) and Love at First Byte (a Vampire one).

16. I like turkish delight.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 10:46 AM

"Guest" had asked about the 4in scar from a frisbee accident....

Pretty boring actually... a friend and I were playing frisbee in his yard, to see how many consecutive catches we could make... we were up to around 40 or 50, when his throw went a little wild. I went running for it, tripped, and ripped a nice gash in my arm on the side of a utility trailer in his driveway.

Didn't make the catch, either.

Brian.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 11:09 AM

1 This is not my real name. Surprise surprise.

2 Iam also known in other circles as Nobby but thats a long story.

3 I am mad about sports and was once World Champion I am still Scottish Champion.

4 I proposed to my wife on the top of Mont Blanc

5 I have made the first ascent of several mountains over 4000m with my wife.

6 I have tried to learn how to play a musical instruement for years and failed miserbly with all of them

7 I think I know who posts as noddy to annoy me.

8 I once met Rhienhold Messner( my life time hero) and got his autograph then lost it within the week.

9 I hate my boss.

10 I dont tell lies.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 11:37 AM

1 I continually lose the toe nails of both my big toes.

2 I got arrested for throwing a flour bomb during a student demonstration in the 70s.

3 I am an orphan.

4 I have had sex with more women than I can count.

5 I cant count past two.

6 I am related to lots of famous people but dont know who they are.

7 lots of famous people are related to me who dont want to know who I am.

8 I have lots of scars some in very interesting positions gained in strange ways.

9 I dont know how to make bread from scratch but can make it from flour.

10 I am a member of the mile high club (almost three miles actualy.) and dont fly.

11 I cant count past two.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Chris Green
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:04 PM

1) I spent a night in hospital after the set of the Tweenies stage show fell on me.

2) I worked for four days as a door to door frozen food salesman before leaving in disgust. Unfortunately I left my driving licence behind and didn't realise for another two years when I was pulled over by the police.

3) I spent six months at Exeter University without attending a single lecture.

4) Although my hair everywhere else is dark brown, it's ginger in one place (and it's my beard, before you think I'm being rude!)

5) I wear a ring that my dad gave me four days before he died.

6) I was once engaged without knowing about it.

7) A couple of years ago I changed from wearing pants to wearing boxer shorts - more expensive, but far more comfy!

8) My godfather was the first black man to direct a West End play.

9) I broke two ribs and two fingers in a quarterstave fight.

10) One of my middle names is Columba.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: jonm
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 12:48 PM

1. My father, grandfather and great grandfather were, respectively, an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman. I think that makes me the punchline.

2. I have signed not only the British but also the Saudi Official Secrets Act. Yes, it does say they can chop bits off you if you violate it!

3. Any battery-powered watch I wear stops within the day, even with new batteries. I am currently wearing a solar powered one.

4. I once loaned my mandolin to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull in a session, and didn't recognise him.

5. I won a general knowledge quiz live on local radio at age 8.

6. I recorded both the fastest and slowest times at Long Marston drag strip on the same day. One with a 300bhp bike and the other with a Citroen 2CV I used to tow it.

7. My father taught himself to drive wih his mother in the passenger seat. She was given a licence in the Land Army in the War but never sat behind the wheel.

8.   I taught my father to ride a motorcycle. He ran over the examiner and broke his collar-bone while taking his test.

9. I once owned a Fender Stratocaster whose original purchaser was Paul McCartney.

10. I have played musical instruments solo on stage at the Albert Hall and in several Scandinavian and Northern European countries but have never been billed or introduced by name (or any pseudonym, for that matter).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: LilyFestre
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 01:15 PM

11. I hitched a ride in the back of a pick-up truck from Atlanta to Forsythe County, Georgia in January 1987 for the first Martin Luther King Day March.

12. We hosted a Russian Exchange Student in 1994.

13. I have danced in the Danube.

14. I know one phrase in Pennsylvania Dutch that sounds nasty but isn't.

15. The first time I saw Pete (standing across the quad), I knew we would spend the rest of our lives together.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 08:33 AM

1. I once hitched a lift from one of Fleetwood Mac

2. I once got a lift to college in a white, open top Rolls Royce, and when I got there, nobody saw

3. I had my first grey hair at 24 – in my beard

4. I can't swim

5. My Mum was a darts champion

6. My sister is a retired window cleaner

7. I can play Turkey In The Straw on a plectrum, on my teeth with a teaspoon, and on my nose with my fingers, but not at the same time (this is in danger of becoming a separate thread)

8. After A levels I stopped shaving for three weeks, when I went back to school for sports day, nobody noticed my beard

9. I have met the astronaut (Tom Akers) who mended the Hubble telescope

10. I'm 57 and I have yet to meet someone else with my surname other than my parents and siblings

That's the first 10 I could think of. There'll be more I'm sure.
Incidentally duellingbouzoukis, my beard was ginger before it went grey, and now my eldest's is too, yet no ginger hair on either of our heads.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 09:47 AM

lilyfestre you danced IN the Danube?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Blowzabella
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 11:52 AM

Skipy - that must have been AMAYZING!!!! (just a tad jealous!!!)

Blowz


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 01:34 PM

Honestly folks, I keep reading these posts and thinking about what I might contribute, without getting myself arrested.


Still can't.

But enjoying these very tame, but truely interesting offerings.

..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Amos
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 01:45 PM

EP:

You're being a tease!! Spill the beans, ma'am!!! :D

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 01:51 PM

My niece is a blood relative to Edgar Allen Poe. My sister in law inherited 2k from his estate many years ago as she was one of many distant relatives. He had no children as I understand it but had cousins. So my grand niece will have my blood and Edgar Allen Poe's mixed together. Cool!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: wildlone
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 04:23 AM

1 I had a toe broken when a polo pony stood on it.
2 The Queen has spoken to me.
3 My real father was an American who was killed in Korea.
4 Three cats come to visit but I do not own one.
5 I first drove a tractor at 7 years old.
6 I drove one of the first landrovers ever built.
7 I started re-enactment in 1969.
8 I started smoking at 11.
9 Discovered sex at 12.
10 First alcoholic drink [in a pub]at 14
11 My mother had to adopt me when when stepfather did.
12 My adopted father was related to Mosley.
13 My family name first appears in the saxon forest roll of about 800ad.
14 I have been riding motorbikes since I was 16.
15 I could join mensa IQ 168.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: LilyFestre
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 06:25 AM

Noddy....yes, I have danced IN the Danube. I kicked off my shoes, rolled up my pants and waded in...danced myself silly!!! :)

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 09:25 AM

I have had 5 different natural hair colors throughout my life (normally 2 at a time). Clear, white, blonde, copper red and rarely black.

I had 4 too many adult eye teeth but had them removed in childhood.

My sense of smell is more acute than anyone else I have ever met.

My vision extends far into ultraviolet which makes certain flowers appear different to me compared to dark eyed people.

I witnessed a physical phenomenon that defied current laws of physics.

I have 6 half brothers/sisters I have never met and 2 that I have.

In college I made Deans list once right after being put on academic probation.

I was a therapeutic hypnotist for 12 years and marveled at some of the confessions people made.

I can recall at least 5 occaisions in which other people have saved my life.

I recall nearly as many occaisions where people have tried to take it.

I find people most beautiful when they are not egocentric.

I wish I could have been a better musician.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: jaze
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 12:18 PM

5 more...

1.I have no middle name and sort of feel cheated. I picked Anthony as my confirmation name. I think James Anthony has a nice ring to it. It's not legal, though.

2. Mashed potatoes is my favorite food. I also like french fries with gravy on them.

3. A gypsy once told me someone put a curse on my life as a baby, and for $15 she would remove it. I declined her offer.

4. I'm fascinated by the occult, unsolved mysteries, and lost civilizations.

5. Bora Bora would be my #1 destination if I ever get the chance. the fjords of Norway would be #2.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 02:31 PM

I once played in banjo in a jazz band and the job carried a curse, as the previous holder of the job had disappeared in mysterious circumstances - no one would tell me the details.

As a baby, I was Mr Cod Liver Oil and Orange Juice for Boston, in 1949. its been downhill all the way ever since. my picture was in the window of the Ministry of Food.

I was an extra in Crossroads, The Nanny, Boon and some other TV things.

I was in the same class at school as Jim(Stone the Crows!)Broadbent, the Oscar Winner.

I heard The Beatles before they were famous, standing outside St George's Hall, St Helens. We were kids larking about.

My Dad was a policeman. When Larry Parnes asked him to provide Billy Fury with an escort to the stage, past his adoring fans. Dad said, tell the big jessy to get up there and get on with it....!

such musical ability as I've got came from my Dad's side of the family - he played the mandoline really well.

my real name should be Travers. that was the name of the irish gypsy family who sold my grandad, when he was a baby, in a St Helens pub.

i am seeing a hypnotist to help me lose weight.

i can't tell jokes.

all the best
big al whittle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 03:31 PM

1) I missed this thread when it was originally on the board because Hurricane Ivan knocked my telephone service out for ten weeks.

2) I may or may not be smart enough to be a member of Mensa. I've never been tested and I wouldn't be a member anyway. I'm smart enough to have built my own house, learned to play several instruments tolerably well with no formal instruction, and figured out how to make a decent living doing something that I enjoy immensely (and, incidentally, taught myself how to do) without having to kiss anyone's ass.

3) I think item #2 actually revealed eight things about me which actually makes this item #10 instead of #3.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: GUEST,Skivee
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 03:40 PM

1. I have been nearby, but have not met, Gerald Ford, Barry Goldwater, Werner Von Braun, Arthur Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Harlen Ellison, Rusty Scheikert... and, as mentioned previously, Vincent Price.
2. I have traveled great distances to stand under the shadow of the eclipsed Sun...many times.
3. I jones for good panang ghai.
4. I have too many obscure books... obscure, but not valuable.
5. I have no cats.
6. Once learned a Japanese song about noodle soup, and a better one about herring fishing.
7. I know how to do the following: Changool Jahsee haaron mackee.
8. I will never choose to see a Pauly Shore film.
9. I once gave Michael Hedges a G string.
10. I saw the last manned flight to the moon from 3 miles away. Loud.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 03:57 PM

I prefer to point out the obscure facts when people attack me out of their own bigoted stereotyping, but....

1. In some respects I am radically socialist (never part of the rigid rightwing religious).

2. I used to be a twin.

3. I've spent a number of hours with more than one would-be suicide, talking them off high places and off/through bad dope. I learned that ice cubes on testicles actually works in some overdoses, to buy time to get the patient to the ER.

4. In my extreme youth I once left known civilization with a total stranger for a weekend of camping that eventually included being given some very, very bad dope, a flood, target shooting (at me and my helpful rescuer) and having the shooter arrested when he arrived back in civilization still (foolishly) toting a pistol deep in his backpack.

5. I can drive very fast with great enjoyment, on the right roads, and I can nail the ravine section of Sheridan Road on Chicago's north shore in a full-length cargo van full of people and cleaning equipment.

6. I'm good at raising and nursing critters, most of whom come to me instantly-- wild or tame.

7. I'm known around my community as an excellent stepmother.

8. I was born in the morning, but not this morning.

9. I'm a real good shot with a .22 rifle, and with handguns up to .380 and six-inch barrels.

10. I'm staunch in an emergency, whether it be bloodied people or people needing to be extracted from a bad situation in a real big hurry.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alba
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 04:01 PM

My real name is Judith

1. I raced Motorbikes when I was younger now I just drive at normal speed on my Triumph (but not all the time:>)
2. I react very badly to Mosquites bites (that's why I live in Maine in the Backwoods lol)
3. I have climbed the Mount Blanc 3 times (not recently though:>)
4. I hate Lobster (That's another reason why I live in Maine lol)
5. I have mild dyslexia that became a real issue for me at Uni due to a certain Prof's attitude towards my spelling but I graduated with Honors inspite of him. (bite me Lombard I haven't forgotten you..let it go Jude, let it go...lol
6. I think my Son is the most wonderful Man on the planet, but then as his Mother I am very biased.
7. My Great Grandmother was a stunningly beautiful Jewess from Portugal who married my Great Grandfather one week after they met. They said it was love at first sight. They were married for 61 years and passed away within 2 months of each other.
8. I can't stand chocolate chip ice cream as the choc chips look like dead flies to me.
9. I came close to Death from Scarlet fever when I was five.
10.I intend to take part in the Ididarod in the future.. ( and I will)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 06:32 PM

Ididarod?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 06:57 PM

Iditarod. Yukon Quest is tougher, though.

Here's a few more about me:

1. I know how to use explosives (somethings every librarian should know!).

2. I've done coil, slab, and wheel-thrown pots.

3. I used to paint in acrylics and oils.

4. I am Ship's Surgeon for USSMVHMSUSNS Thundermug (2 guns, 48" beam, 134" keel, 10 horsepower motor).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alba
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 07:05 PM

The Iditarod:>)
Oh yes my proof reading and my spelling are coming along splendidly..lol

The Iditarod is a 1,112 miles Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska.

Best Wishes
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 07:23 PM

Yukon Quest.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Micca
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 07:23 PM

Alba, Beg borrow or steal Alaska Mikes song about it!!!(Iditarod) and be prepared to laugh Maniacally for long periods, and unexpectedly(for the folks around you) for weeks after as you recall bits of it


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Alba
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 07:44 PM

I will do Micca, I like the sound of this song, perhaps a PM to Alaska Mike is called for:>)

Thank you Rapaire for the link.
I know of the Yukon Quest but don't the details of the race itself.
I have been (overly) focused on the Iditarod for quite some time now!!
So I am off to read the Yukon Quest link now and to Pm Alaska Mike:>).
Thanks again Rapaire and Micca.
Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: jaze
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 07:54 PM

Wysiwig, Ice cubes to the testicles?? Whatever made you think of THAT? (But I'm glad it work when it needs to).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 09:41 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 09:42 PM

That was one.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 09:51 PM

Jaze, I learned it by observing others. Some people had brought a passed-out dude to the drug hotline I was volunteering at, instead of doing the smart thing and going straight to the ER or the smarter thing of calling an ambalance; this ice-cube thing was what the more-experienced volunteer did as a matter of course. I only got to drive. :~) I found out later that the ice thing is a help while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 10:43 PM

When, lo! these many many years back, I was working on a drug hotline, the ol' "cubes to the jewels" treatment was recommended for heroin overdose while they took the guy to the hospital. It worked then (1969-70) and it seems to work now.

It seemed an unlikely treatment, but you know, whatever works....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Return of Ten obscure facts about you
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 03:06 AM

1) I used to be thin.
2) I used to smoke.
3) I never went to high school but I did get a degree in college.
4) My favorite job is tutoring, especially in basic English. Acquiring a second language is a very small thing compared with learning to read and write one's own language.
5) I was born into an Amish family and remained Amish until I left home at 17.
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10)?
Later


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