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ultra-secret project

12 Mar 03 - 02:20 PM (#908355)
Subject: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

coming down to the wire.

you know who you are. *grin*



your contribution needs to be winging it's way through the aether by the week's end.

(or confirmed it's in snail mail)

if you have no idea what I'm talking about you may PM me.

if I already have your contribution - never mind.


12 Mar 03 - 02:37 PM (#908361)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Micca

and are you in receipt of same? or both sames?


12 Mar 03 - 02:42 PM (#908367)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

micca - I just requested confirmation on your package.


12 Mar 03 - 03:24 PM (#908399)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST

Wouldn't a thread like this which means nothing to 99% of users be best moved to the BS section? Or conducted via PM?

Joe/clones?


12 Mar 03 - 03:28 PM (#908402)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: wysiwyg

I think I can safely say without breaking cover that it is a music-related project and that it is of interest to a number of actively participating Catters. No BS afoot here.

~S~


12 Mar 03 - 03:33 PM (#908409)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST

Well why not do it via PM then?


12 Mar 03 - 03:34 PM (#908411)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

Guest - it was deliberalty placed here for maximum visibility

I would explain it for you - but it *is* a super secret project - so I can't except through PM's which you don't have access to.

suffice it to say it won't be here long and that it is music related in the extreme


12 Mar 03 - 03:36 PM (#908413)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

It *HAS* been done thorugh PM's for several months - with 4 days left to deadline I used this as a high visibility push to finalize


12 Mar 03 - 03:37 PM (#908414)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Kim C

Darn! I feel left out. ;-)


12 Mar 03 - 03:46 PM (#908425)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: wysiwyg

I would bet good money there will be another opportunity before too long, Kim. It's too cool to do just once! You need only PM Mmario to inquire about this, but I am sure he will not forget who posted an interest in it in this thread, bwahahahahahhhh!

If this did recur, there might even be a way found for Guests to participate via e-mail, via my motormice address. I have never known Mmario to be less than welcoming and inclusive.

~Susan


12 Mar 03 - 03:50 PM (#908429)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST

OK, Mmario. Sorry

I guess I can wait 4 days.

curious to know, mind...


12 Mar 03 - 03:54 PM (#908434)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST

4 days left - St Patrick's day, obviously.

American obsession with Irish traditional music above any other is a little sad in my opinion. I do however look forward to whatever 'it' is.


12 Mar 03 - 04:05 PM (#908445)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: katlaughing

Nothing to do with St. Patrick's day, that's just the deadline.

MMario, I've not received any confirmation on whether the files I sent made it or not.

KimC, PM MMario, with four days, you may have something you could email him in time!


12 Mar 03 - 04:40 PM (#908472)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST

Damn, you Kat! (nothing nasty intended)

I wrongly guessed Irish music, so what the hell is it?

This is worse than Christmas Eve for a 5 year old!


12 Mar 03 - 04:43 PM (#908474)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

sorry - what's worse - this is only the deadline for the first phase. The completion will be at some unspecified but hopefully not too long time in the future.


12 Mar 03 - 04:47 PM (#908480)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: katlaughing

oh, vey!


12 Mar 03 - 04:51 PM (#908485)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: JohnnyBeezer

I myself am doing something very important on the 20th March which will have far-reaching consequences and massive collateral fall-out,but I'm not telling you what it is so there!!
It's a secret!

Yours covertly
Johnny N


12 Mar 03 - 05:06 PM (#908498)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Amos

Good on ya, johnny -- I did somnething very important last week, as well. I'll tell you later, okay?? :>)

A


12 Mar 03 - 05:19 PM (#908508)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: wysiwyg

I could say something, but I won't!

A Mudcat conspiracy theory.... hmmmm......

~S~


12 Mar 03 - 05:40 PM (#908524)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Rustic Rebel

I know I'll have to do something...then keep it secret too!


12 Mar 03 - 05:54 PM (#908534)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: hesperis

What???


12 Mar 03 - 06:07 PM (#908544)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: GUEST,Big Guest

I know more than any of you about something, and it is not likely you will ever know. Only thing I will say about this thread is that either it is meant to create curiosity, or what the rank and file think about it doesn't matter.


12 Mar 03 - 06:57 PM (#908575)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Joe Offer

If you'd like to e-mail me and ask, I'll tell you. It is indeed a worthy enterprise.

--Joe Offer (click to e-mail)-


12 Mar 03 - 07:16 PM (#908586)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Giac

I would be curious to know if my submission was received. MMario, I did email it, but not to you, as you suggested.


12 Mar 03 - 09:15 PM (#908678)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

Giac - as soon as I know I will let you know.

Everyone - I'm sorry to be so secretive - but my access time is limited these days and I didn't have time for another round of PM's.

As I have said - if you PM me I will tell you what it's all about.


12 Mar 03 - 10:25 PM (#908720)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Stilly River Sage

Oops--okay--I'll pm you soon.


13 Mar 03 - 08:08 AM (#908962)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

refresh


13 Mar 03 - 08:39 AM (#908988)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Bullfrog Jones

March 17th???... this is only the deadline for the first phase???... music-related in the extreme???. Omigod! You're gonna drop banjoes on Baghdad!!!

BJ


13 Mar 03 - 08:42 AM (#908989)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

don't be silly. Bodhrans.


13 Mar 03 - 08:43 AM (#908990)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Morticia

MMario, did you do what we talked about and can you PM me with the detail as I'd like to know which you chose....sorry guys, this does sound like a conspiracy,doesn't it?


13 Mar 03 - 08:45 AM (#908992)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Bagpuss

How is it ultra secret if any member can find out by pming you?...


13 Mar 03 - 08:49 AM (#908996)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

That's the beauty of it.


13 Mar 03 - 08:50 AM (#908999)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Bagpuss

Yeah well i never wanted to be in your sinky club anyway!

;-P


13 Mar 03 - 08:59 AM (#909007)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Bill D

I know the secret, and will do MY part by pummeling (gently) the more musical part of my household...*grin*

"banjos on Baghdad" weapons of mass distraction?


13 Mar 03 - 09:10 AM (#909017)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: My guru always said

This WILL be worth the wait...... Be patient CatsAll ;-)


13 Mar 03 - 09:43 AM (#909033)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Stilly River Sage

dropping pianos would do more collateral damage. . .but I like pianos and banjoes. . . how about dropping accordians instead?


13 Mar 03 - 10:13 AM (#909055)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Micca

or can I suggest accordianists? and Bodhranists
Did anyone else notice that there was only 1 Bodhran in evidence at Loughstock during the ENTIRE w/e? and even that was a very late showing on the Sunday night? I thought Ireland was Hip-deep in the things!!


13 Mar 03 - 10:57 AM (#909086)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: My guru always said

Ha, I missed that Bodhran!!!!


13 Mar 03 - 11:48 AM (#909124)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: C-flat

Bodhrans - Weapons of mass percussion?


13 Mar 03 - 11:53 AM (#909130)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Morticia

C'flat.....kindly come here so I can smack your legs *G*.


13 Mar 03 - 02:14 PM (#909259)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Rapparee

I checked, and I was right: the use of bodhrans, banjoes, and/or accordians (or any variation thereon) is explicitly forbidden by the Geneva Convention, the Rules of Land Warfare, two hundred and sixteen different treaties, and good taste. They are considered WMDs: Weapons of Musical Dementia.


13 Mar 03 - 02:25 PM (#909268)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

bagpipes then?


13 Mar 03 - 02:43 PM (#909287)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Stilly River Sage

The Sack of Iraq?

ducks and runs away real fast


13 Mar 03 - 02:50 PM (#909295)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Mudlark

I'm working on it...if I can't get it to fly, I'll let you know over the weekend, so you wont be waiting for it. (Up in the air, junior birdmen!)


13 Mar 03 - 02:56 PM (#909305)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

grazie!


13 Mar 03 - 05:24 PM (#909416)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Giac

Still grazie after all these years -- Ex-junior birdman gleefully making goggles with fingers, and preparing to fling a banjo player from the parapet -- "If you do not disarm ... we will taunt you again ..."

Oh, never MIND!


13 Mar 03 - 06:45 PM (#909473)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

I'll try, MM, I really will!


13 Mar 03 - 09:56 PM (#909561)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Paul G.

Well, I've sent mine -- and a right lovely one at that. But please...don't tell anyone. Paranoia strikes deep....


13 Mar 03 - 10:09 PM (#909567)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Yorkshire Tony

I read a very funny article about a plan to drop French existentialist philosophers on Baghdad unfortunately I seem to have lost it. Perhaps they could be taught to play the Bodhran first for additional impact.


14 Mar 03 - 04:07 AM (#909693)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Hrothgar

No wonder so many of us are paranoid!


14 Mar 03 - 11:16 AM (#909980)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Schantieman

One is reminded (well, this one is, anyway) of the siege scene in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


14 Mar 03 - 11:24 AM (#909987)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar

Thanks for the offer, Joe, but not knowing is much more fun!


14 Mar 03 - 11:29 AM (#909990)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar

How about parachuting a crack team of neo-liberal economists into Baghdad to wreck the local economy and hand it over, Mosco-style, to the mafia that will spring up once Saddo has been removed?


14 Mar 03 - 12:49 PM (#910056)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: SharonA

MMario, you answered my first PM but not my second one – please reply!   I may be able to send something tomorrow morning if I pull an all-nighter tonight.   Like Mudlark, I'm working on it!

Sharon, Believer in and Worshipper of the Last Minute

(If it weren't for the last minute, I'd never get anything done...)


14 Mar 03 - 12:52 PM (#910065)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

sharonA - never got a second PM from you...which is why I didn't answer it. See your PM's


14 Mar 03 - 01:35 PM (#910104)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Morticia

My cats have declared war on the sitting room rug.....their claws are now weapons of mats destruction


14 Mar 03 - 01:38 PM (#910105)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

*thwack!* and you deserved it young lady!


14 Mar 03 - 04:26 PM (#910244)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Amos

Notice the subtle way in which the secret operation is covered up by Mudcat Humor? Like the three-dimensional feline, the Cats scrape humor over that which they do not want known -- our own weapon of mass distraction!

Thwack!!!


A


14 Mar 03 - 04:35 PM (#910252)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: gnu

Morty... now that I have wiped my screen of happy hour libations... good one !


14 Mar 03 - 04:38 PM (#910254)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

*clutches hands to temples*

{moans}

what have I done, lordy,lordy lordy.what *have* I done!?!


14 Mar 03 - 04:54 PM (#910265)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Kim C

Heehee! I'm in! :-D

Okay, since we're making silly jokes, I'll make one. Heck, I may have already made it somewhere else, I don't know. Anyway... you all know what a cranio-rectal inversion is, right? Well, the operation to correct it is an ......................... assendectomy.


15 Mar 03 - 07:56 AM (#910591)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.....it's up to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.....

sorry - wrong state.


16 Mar 03 - 12:10 AM (#911082)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: hesperis

Ok, I know what it is, probably can't do anything by that date, but if things look likely, will let MMario know.

I am on the lookout for any local bodhran players to give to the cause, though! (j/k)


16 Mar 03 - 02:35 AM (#911107)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Mudlark

Eureka! It will be in the air first thing monday morning.


17 Mar 03 - 08:28 AM (#911807)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

This may be deleted or moved to the "lower" section now. Thanks for the forbearance everyone.


17 Mar 03 - 09:02 AM (#911831)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Micca

MMario, are all the "bids" in?


17 Mar 03 - 11:25 AM (#911965)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: wysiwyg

Retroactive BSiffication?????

~Susan


01 May 03 - 01:13 AM (#944141)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: katlaughing

Has this moved along, now? Just wondering...;->


01 May 03 - 08:31 AM (#944314)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

yup - moving along...it's been trucked to Syria, may be moved to Iran shortly.


03 Jul 03 - 03:08 PM (#976128)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: MMario

people - please let this drop off the list...

But FYI - this is one step closer to completion....


03 Jul 03 - 06:02 PM (#976234)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: gnu

Oh yeah... right. I'm sure. For the lazy ones, or, perhaps stupid, ie, ME, on both counts, what the fuck are you talking about !?

curiousandpissedgnu


03 Jul 03 - 06:11 PM (#976239)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: BanjoRay

Mornington Crescent?


04 Jul 03 - 05:05 PM (#976912)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Amos

Gee, Mario, whatcha got to say fer yerself now?


A


04 Jul 03 - 06:56 PM (#976955)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: michaelr

The research, development, and production phases have been completed. Tests confirm viability. All that remains is the launch!

Cheers,
Michael


04 Jul 03 - 07:06 PM (#976957)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: wysiwyg

!!!!!!!!!


04 Jul 03 - 08:46 PM (#977006)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: gnu

Okay, thanks for the PM's.


25 Jul 03 - 05:35 PM (#990747)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Stilly River Sage

For continuity's sake, here's the missing link!


25 Jul 03 - 11:01 PM (#990876)
Subject: RE: ultra-secret project
From: Celtaddict

Please tell us we outsider 'Cats will have a chance to order copies!