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BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'

11 Nov 03 - 04:57 PM (#1051866)
Subject: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

This thread is compleatly without meaning. Absolute nonsense is a must... absolutely! No politial analysis is here required, though most of mine, and a few of yours, belong right here... music is far too important to be included in this space... as well as most of the cultural pursuits we so unflinchingly enjoy...

Are you able... are you there
write a fable anywhere!
Is this per tinent you ask
Look at her, she likes the task

Drift away now, no one cares
Sacred cows and souls too, bears
With picknicing, the rest can wait
rejoice and bring naught church nor state...

Have at it! ...and all the best!ttr


11 Nov 03 - 05:08 PM (#1051872)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

When I was a little kid, I thought the boogeyman was made of snot.

Made him much more frightening...


11 Nov 03 - 05:11 PM (#1051874)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bobert

Roses are red
and the right rear tire on my truck is flat..
danged...

How'd I do?

Bobert

(Wadda ya' mean "flat" don't rhyme with 'red". You must not be from 'round these parts...)


11 Nov 03 - 05:12 PM (#1051875)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

Boogied in the kitchen and he
Boogied in the hall;
He boogied on his finger and he
Wiped it on the wall.

Thanks, Chuck.


11 Nov 03 - 05:36 PM (#1051886)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: McGrath of Harlow

"Est eau tel mine en glace terre aide"

"Could there be water to save (us) even in the depths of the icy world?"

A fragment from a lost quatrain of Nostradamus. {Possibly predicting the end of the cold war...)


11 Nov 03 - 05:47 PM (#1051893)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

...and who put the Ram in Ramma Lamma Ding Dong?


11 Nov 03 - 05:59 PM (#1051900)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Liz the Squeak

Un petit, deux petit c'est en au .....

LTS


11 Nov 03 - 06:21 PM (#1051916)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose-- but you can't wipe your friends off on the saddlehorn.

..wait...that makes too much sense.

Unrepentant diesel nastursiums bind my uvula.


11 Nov 03 - 06:31 PM (#1051922)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Deda

(Apologies to Walt Kelly)
They told me you had been to her
And mentioned me to him.
She gave me a good character
But said I could not swim.


11 Nov 03 - 06:37 PM (#1051927)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

She offered her honour; he honoured her offer

And all evening long, he was on `er and off `er.


11 Nov 03 - 06:39 PM (#1051930)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Snuffy

Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today.
I wish that man would go away


11 Nov 03 - 06:54 PM (#1051944)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Snuffy

My uvula must be unbound
Repent, you diesel nasturtiums, repent
Or how am I gonna make a sound
Repent, you diesel nasturtiums, repent
Can't breathe thriugh my noses
Repent, you diesel nasturtiums, repent


11 Nov 03 - 06:55 PM (#1051945)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

GUEST,pdq in answer to

...and who put the Ram in Ramma Lamma Ding Dong?

Dodge! The answer's clear as a bell.


11 Nov 03 - 07:13 PM (#1051967)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Hrothgar

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So there!


11 Nov 03 - 07:15 PM (#1051970)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

Dang, brucie, my li'l iMac is short on Ram. Now I don't know whether to call Apple or Dodge.


11 Nov 03 - 07:20 PM (#1051975)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

Hand me down my walkin' cane; hand me down my hat. Hurry now and don't be late, because we ain't got time to chat. You and me, we're goin' out to catch the latest sound that's guaranteed to blow your mind so high you won't come down. Hey, y'all prepare yoself for the Rubber Band, man. You never heard a sound like the Rubber Band, man. You're bound to lose control wWhen the Rubber Band starts to jam. Oh, Lord, this dude is outta sight; everything he does seems to come out right.


11 Nov 03 - 07:42 PM (#1051996)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

Support the annual Ben Lomond banana slug races.


11 Nov 03 - 07:46 PM (#1051999)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Nigel Parsons

Deda:
"(Apologies to Walt Kelly)
They told me you had been to her
And mentioned me to him.
She gave me a good character
But said I could not swim.
"

Why 'apologies to Walt Kelly ? this is a quote from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

Nigel


11 Nov 03 - 08:00 PM (#1052008)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Ebbie

Maybe short become cattle woods and friends I somewhat see.


11 Nov 03 - 08:05 PM (#1052013)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

Then portals of the bounderjab will crumple slugishly.


11 Nov 03 - 08:27 PM (#1052027)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: MarkS

It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.


11 Nov 03 - 08:33 PM (#1052031)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Ebbie

Yeah! Telll me more!


11 Nov 03 - 08:37 PM (#1052035)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

Comrades! Now the world is yours
Gently flow its open sewers.
If a corpse goes floating by
Yours is not to reason why.
If you do, much though we sorrow
You'll be in there too, tomorrow.


11 Nov 03 - 09:30 PM (#1052053)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Some languages don't have a word for "booger". That's not to say that the speakers of those languages don't have boogers, or even that they don't talk about boogers. They just don't have a single simple word meaning "booger". They have to refer to boogers as "dried nasal mucus" or some such.   

It's similar to English not having a single simple word for the excruciating pain that one sometimes experiences from eating ice cream too quickly. Maybe some languages do. Maybe in some obscure language somewhere that particular pain is called "booger". I don't know.


11 Nov 03 - 09:49 PM (#1052062)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

It's called an "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze" and you can get it from eathing any really cold stuff. Lots of people are researching it -- good excuse to eat ice cream, I guess. If you want to know more, go look it up yourself.

But if cold causes headaches, why doesn't heat? And why not tepid stuff? Why don't we walk around all day suffering from headaches?'

I know that I wonder about this suff. Someone has to.


11 Nov 03 - 10:04 PM (#1052077)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

Don't ever sneeze on suede. It's impossible to get sneeze off suede.

I thought it was oyster, but it's not.

You may not like dill pickles, but it is after all the only thing you can do with a cucumber.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. A chysanthemum by any other name would be easier to spell.


11 Nov 03 - 10:06 PM (#1052080)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

And does your chewing gum really lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight? Anyone know for sure?


11 Nov 03 - 10:07 PM (#1052081)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bee-dubya-ell

But Rap, "ice cream headache" and "brain freeze" are closer to "dried nasal mucus" than "booger". While they are descriptive and legitimate they are not simple one or two-syllable single words. Something like "frain", which could be a contraction of "freeze" and "pain" or "frozen" and "brain" would be much more succinct.


11 Nov 03 - 10:08 PM (#1052085)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

If they can put a man on the moon, how come they can't put a man on the moon anymore?


11 Nov 03 - 10:17 PM (#1052089)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

Are we sure it was the LAST thing on his mind? Mabye it was the ante-penultimate.


11 Nov 03 - 10:20 PM (#1052093)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

There was a man
Sat on a hill
If he's not gone
He's there yet.


11 Nov 03 - 10:24 PM (#1052096)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

Oh freddled gruntbuggly thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.
Groop I implore thee my foonting turlingdromes.
And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
see if I don't!

- Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz

Vogon Poetry - from The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.


11 Nov 03 - 10:29 PM (#1052103)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

Actually, Sandra in Sydney and I know someone who writes poetry that is worse than Vogon poetry (Sandra knows who I mean). I can't give you any examples because none of it has been published. If you heard it, you would understand why.

Jenny


11 Nov 03 - 10:34 PM (#1052106)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

The last thing that went through its mind was, "My, what a clear windshield. Wonder if the driver used vinegar?"


11 Nov 03 - 10:44 PM (#1052110)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Amos

I think some of this stuff (for want of a kinder word) belongs onthe MOAB.

Where IS kandhu?


A


11 Nov 03 - 10:46 PM (#1052112)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

I think the correct answer is "his asshole", but then I really don't consider myself an expert on Diptera.


11 Nov 03 - 10:55 PM (#1052118)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Peace

kandhu is a nuculer reacter. Kanada makes thum.


11 Nov 03 - 11:31 PM (#1052129)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

I'd applaud... but oranges were peeled in effigy... So, there must be ripe trees ready for the fender... The executve branch monsoon we agree... As likenesses forgot... pretender?

In there beauty breathe sublime
Fantasias sneezing in real time
That mock rejoicing cannot smell
For a nose is a nose but wood not spell
ttr


11 Nov 03 - 11:44 PM (#1052132)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Amos is right. This thread is obviously a bastard child of the Mother of All BS Threads. The MOAB is spawning!!!!

At least it doesn't take an entire day to read this one and it's not infected by space aliens with severe personality disorders - yet.


12 Nov 03 - 01:55 AM (#1052162)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: The Shambles

Our name is Spock.


12 Nov 03 - 02:28 AM (#1052171)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: The Fooles Troupe

brucie,
that should read:

"You may not like dill pickles, but it is after all the only thing you can do with a SLICED cucumber." {;=D you're obviously a guy...


Rapaire
"It's called an "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze" and you can get it from eating any really cold stuff." - it's called a sinus headache - caused by the cold reaching teh sinuses...

Hey!
Just getting it wrong (or not getting it completely right) doesn't mean it's nonsense... :-)

:-)

a few links to other "contributions"
Should songs make sense?
Toby Day Afternoon

Robin


12 Nov 03 - 07:24 AM (#1052269)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

Feh. I get sinus headaches. I worry about them. I worry about lots of things. I worry about a shortage of cats and never again being able to buy banjo strings or restring tennis rackets. And if there were a shortage of cats, what would we do with all the kitty litter? Eventually there would be a glut of it, and then mass layoffs would follow. The world would be plunged into a Depression, and the only thing that would bring back prosperity would be a war or a shortage. Perhaps a shortage of wars would result, and then where would we be? There would be nothing worse than a shortage of wars. There would be a shortage of tanks and then what would we store all of the treacle in? And everyone knows that treacle literally makes the world go 'round, since it's the lubricant for the axis upon which the Earth spins. Should we have an insufficency of treacle the Earth could rotate smoothly and would go flying off in all directions or maybe simply stop rotating. If that happened then the Sun might not rise on parts of the British Empire and everyone knows what THAT would lead to! Yeah, I worry about things. You should too.


12 Nov 03 - 07:28 AM (#1052272)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Sandra in Sydney

Do not climb down the ladder, I have taken it away (Samuel Beckett)

and the Sydney "poet" who out-Vogons any Vogon is best not heard. Or maybe even best hit many times with a heavy piece of wood.


12 Nov 03 - 07:49 AM (#1052283)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

Missed my chance at Gulgong last year, eh Sandra!

Guess who won't be getting an invite to the song party next Sunday!


12 Nov 03 - 09:00 AM (#1052333)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Amos

Threads like this make me proud to be a citizen of the free world. You see what heights our kind can reach when unhindered by the cruel chains of political oppression?

Live without fear bears such sweet fruit!


A


12 Nov 03 - 09:05 AM (#1052343)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

Wot's a "fear bear"?


12 Nov 03 - 09:07 AM (#1052345)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: muppett

Why can't you turn off the dark like you can with a light?

Where do farts go when they float up in the air?

How come you eat food all different colours yet it out brown?


12 Nov 03 - 09:13 AM (#1052350)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

And why, if they can invent a light bulb, can't they invent a dark bulb? If you can have light gray, why can't you have light dark?


12 Nov 03 - 09:49 AM (#1052372)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

My daddy used to ask us kids a question which we could never answer....I figger this thread is a good place to ask it, as there are minds here which may be able to ascertain the prognocosities of its rambunctiousness.

"If a hen-and-a-half can lay lay an egg-and-a-half in a day-and-a-half, how long would it take a cross-eyed grasshopper with a wooden leg to kick the seeds out of a dill pickle?"





....and they are starting up that pantomime thread again, and I still can't fathom the essence of it...give me plain old non-sequiturs any day!


12 Nov 03 - 10:05 AM (#1052388)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: The Shambles

I used to claim that there was not a question that either I or my father could not answer between us.

If did not know the answer - I replied that it was my father who knew the answer.

Always making sure of course that my father was not around to be asked.........

My dad knows the answer to that one.


12 Nov 03 - 10:07 AM (#1052392)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: JennyO

What's the difference between half a hen?
















































One of its legs is both the same.

How long is a piece of string?

























































































Twice of half its length.


12 Nov 03 - 10:15 AM (#1052406)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: The Fooles Troupe

muppet,
farts always go up a nose...


12 Nov 03 - 11:45 AM (#1052481)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: muppett

Cheers for that Foolestroupe, but where itches go when you've scratched them then?


12 Nov 03 - 11:48 AM (#1052483)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

Tomorrow is the first day in along time that we know very little about.

Enraptured by the cricket mansion
With fiddling legs a' flyin
Their dancing roused a neighborhood
To leave 'The life of Brian' ttr


12 Nov 03 - 12:19 PM (#1052501)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Wolfgang

A young man who lived on the Fijis
did wonder 'where do go the itches?
I scratch and they go
and come back as I know
but I don't know where in between each is.'

Wolfgang (ouch)


12 Nov 03 - 12:38 PM (#1052509)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

so, Wolfgang...does this thread count as "quatch mit sauce"? *grin*


12 Nov 03 - 12:47 PM (#1052513)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Wolfgang

Definitely, Bill.

Wolfgang


12 Nov 03 - 01:34 PM (#1052552)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

I am a ray of pure light shining forth in the darkness, illuminating this world of shadows and fears. I will be sending you a statement of your account; unmarked currency in small demoninations only, please.


12 Nov 03 - 02:02 PM (#1052575)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Why do knowing squat about something and not knowing squat about something mean the same thing? Is squat its own antithesis?


12 Nov 03 - 02:07 PM (#1052580)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: SINSULL

Why was the "Killing The Thread" thread closed? Did someone finally kill it?


12 Nov 03 - 02:10 PM (#1052583)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

Now that we have delved into the profound, remember.....
The difference between Essence and Quintessence is Quadressence.


12 Nov 03 - 02:49 PM (#1052611)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Rapparee

Sorry, but I'm not at home to take your call. At the tone, please leave your name, telephone number, the account number and expiration date or one or more of your major credit cards, and a brief message. If I return your message I won't charge anything to your account. Thank you.

tick

tick

tick

(wait for it)

tick

tick

tick

BRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!


12 Nov 03 - 03:08 PM (#1052622)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mr Red

Whatever you lot are drinking I'll have a gallon - the loo needs a good clean.


12 Nov 03 - 04:16 PM (#1052673)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Hrothgar

If Essence and Quintessence were Essentially the same, the same, the difference between them would be Nonsense.


12 Nov 03 - 04:36 PM (#1052688)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Jeanie

tuwatuwa

(from the Vadstena bracteate)

Is it meaningless ? Discuss !

- jeanie


12 Nov 03 - 04:45 PM (#1052694)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Nigel Parsons

Johnny Nash: "There are more questions than answers"

Are there?

Discuss


12 Nov 03 - 05:03 PM (#1052704)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

DIScuss? I have barely begun to cuss!


12 Nov 03 - 05:19 PM (#1052713)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Nigel Parsons

Bill, if you can't Dicuss you'll never win Olympic Gold in the Decathlon!


12 Nov 03 - 05:23 PM (#1052715)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

These puns are discus-ting.


12 Nov 03 - 07:15 PM (#1052780)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Liz the Squeak

In New Zealand, there is a parrot that is so stupid, it has a) forgotten it can fly and b) doesn't know what the opposite sex looks like until they happen across each other at mating time. When this happens the male forgets it can fly and spends all its time hopping round on the ground waiting for the female who is in a tree. The female sits there thinking - 'here I am, come and get me. I'd come down to you, but I can't fly'.

Needless to say, they are quite rare.

LTS


12 Nov 03 - 08:08 PM (#1052801)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Snuffy

From an Oxford University examination paper (allegedly)

Q. Is this a question?

And the student wrote:

A. If it is, then this is an answer.


12 Nov 03 - 09:42 PM (#1052839)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

"Bill, if you can't Dicuss...."

I prefer to mono-cuss...but the only Olympic gold I will ever win is Unlimited Procrastination.

....but again, that makes too much sense, so I will balance it by reciting "Father William" backwards in Urdu...as soon as I find a left-handed bagel.


12 Nov 03 - 10:19 PM (#1052855)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

Right, BillD... mind your Ps and Qs and sometimes Ys... but Us is bad English and should never be used. Mind you... the meaningless police are weighting the relative relevence factors of your posts here... and completely nonexistant and extremeless punishment will undoubtedly be wielded wantonly... if you veer even a smidge over this purely imaginary line... Cheers! ttr


13 Nov 03 - 05:14 AM (#1052961)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Gurney

Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same?

Kitty litter, or Castrol Mop, is Atapulgite, and they dig it up in Australia and export it to us.
If this keeps up, we will be a desert of clay and catshit, and they will have the biggest swimming-hole in the world.
Am I the only one who finds something sinister in this?

Why do I keep asking kvestions?
Ve haf vays of making you tok.

You could look at the "Lyric wanted" thread above.


13 Nov 03 - 10:02 AM (#1053085)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Snuffy

Why is abbreviation such a long word?


13 Nov 03 - 10:10 AM (#1053095)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: muppett

Why are buildings called buildings,when they're built, shouldn't they be called builts?


13 Nov 03 - 10:38 AM (#1053115)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

true story:

I woke up this morning, after dreaming of diners (as in small restaurants) and tried to clear my head; when a thought came to me unbidden: "Caligula exacerbates velocipedes redundantly."

that's all...go on with what you're doing.


13 Nov 03 - 01:10 PM (#1053210)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Ebbie

USA applicability: Why is it 'cookies' and not 'bakies'? Ya don't cook cookies.


13 Nov 03 - 01:18 PM (#1053216)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

piffle! 'cook' simply means 'applying heat to food to render it (more)palatable. It's just that we often use specific terms, like 'bake' and 'fry'.

(durn...there I go again...making sense!) well, 27 Hail Susies for penance ("if you knew Susie, like I know Susie.."


13 Nov 03 - 02:54 PM (#1053247)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Ebbie

Cooking.]
    1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
       broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
       of fire or heat.
Ha! Piffle yourself! So you are right. But do we cook a cake? Huh?


13 Nov 03 - 03:16 PM (#1053269)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Bill D

we DO cook a cake...we just usually say 'bake'...and it IS possible to cook a cake other ways.. (by microwave, for example)


13 Nov 03 - 03:43 PM (#1053282)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Ebbie

OK. I concede. sob


13 Nov 03 - 04:30 PM (#1053301)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Liz the Squeak

You ever tried frying a cake? It takes over the entire cooker top.

LTS


13 Nov 03 - 04:39 PM (#1053307)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Nigel Parsons

"To make a proper Simnel cake,
First you boil, and then you bake"


14 Nov 03 - 04:30 PM (#1053727)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

I prefer to have my cake and eat it too. Otherwise, what's the effing point?


14 Nov 03 - 04:37 PM (#1053736)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Uncle_DaveO

BOY! do some people have too much time on their hands!!!

Dave Oesterreich


14 Nov 03 - 05:05 PM (#1053760)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,Great American

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.


14 Nov 03 - 07:42 PM (#1053868)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,Gelett Burgess

Ah, YES! I wrote "The Purple Cow",
I'm sorry now I wrote it.
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'll kill you if you quote it.


14 Nov 03 - 08:54 PM (#1053915)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,E.A.

You once made a Darn Good Battery, too, Burgess...and your brother could sure act...


14 Nov 03 - 09:08 PM (#1053930)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,ALT

G.B.:

If you didn't want someone to quote it,
You shouldn't have ever wrote it!


15 Nov 03 - 03:36 PM (#1054274)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,Stupid

I HAVE LED A GOOD LIFE (STUPID'S SONG)^^^
(Utah Phillips)

I have led a good life full of peace and quiet
Now I shall have an old age full of rum and riot
Yes, I have been a good lad, careful and artistic
Now I shall have an old age coarse and anarchistic

Once I paid my taxes and followed every rule
Banker, boss and bureaucrat thought me a willing tool
I voted Democratic and paid the church its due
Now all those swine will have to find some other chump to screw

Of interest, banks and credit, insurance, tax and rent
Of lawyers, agents, generals and clerics I repent
With this [mono digital expletive] for corporations and scorn for those elected
I shall be an old bum, loved but unrespected^^^


15 Nov 03 - 09:48 PM (#1054476)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

That was about as meaningless as "the Accounting Song" there Annon... Plenty of folks like that, and perchance you are three or four of them... eh?

Once I was a carriage bolt, all sleek and strong and slender
When getting loose was my revolt, I squandered legal tender
But now that consellations bear the weight of 'magination
Ordinary with a query... care I for inspiration?
ttr


16 Nov 03 - 12:27 AM (#1054526)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

Himself wants to be heard:

I walked, with other souls in pain,
within another ring,
And was wondering if the man had done
a great or little thing,
When a voice behind me whispered low,
"That fellow's got to swing."


16 Nov 03 - 01:39 PM (#1054779)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

Wow mickey191... the insidious cruelty of your post is most revealing... I feel sorry for you ;^(
Surely you can be (pro)found,
But a coward creeps without a sound
Many sides the fence has watches
But off you are to rorschauch blotches...

My guess is that you have issues... and are very afraid... boo! Snap out of it, and be *kind* of mean(ing)less.ttr


16 Nov 03 - 02:10 PM (#1054799)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

Thomas Dear Heart, My issues are Oscar's Wild(e) thoughts-but you knew that didn't you?

Waste not your sympathy on me
Spend it wisely on the world.

At once the sun would warm,
the stars would shine,the
flowers would delight, and we
would wish again upon the moon.

And hearts would soar.   

M.C.


16 Nov 03 - 03:06 PM (#1054842)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

Well said, and well meaning too... No I didn't know... it is tricky business to take quotes out of context when none is offered... as once again the joke is on... me... ;^)

But how does it qualify as meaningless?ttr


16 Nov 03 - 03:19 PM (#1054858)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: GUEST,pdq

Maybe "totally meaningless" cannot really exist?


16 Nov 03 - 03:23 PM (#1054866)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

So the entire existence of this thread is based upon an inplausable notion, a nonexisant nefertiti, and is an oxymoronic nonsequitur? Oh my! Now look what I've done... ttr


16 Nov 03 - 04:19 PM (#1054908)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Cluin

Zounds! I'd wot thee anon a pribbling, swag-bellied, elf-marked apple-john.


16 Nov 03 - 04:21 PM (#1054911)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

It's meaningless, because it's taken out of context. You know not the crime for which he will swing, the gaol or how it ends. Unless you knew from whence it came. It stands alone in its meaningless form. It surely has more cache then the purple cow chant.

Now you've called someone an oxymoron. Does that mean a moron the size of an ox? Or an ox that resembles a moron?

A rhetorical figure in which an epigrammatic effect is created by a paradoxical conjunction of terms. I'm getting lightheaded. Clearly out of my league-Can't play with the Big Boys. Going home to lament my failings. Thanks ttr.


16 Nov 03 - 04:50 PM (#1054932)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

OK then, thanks... sorry it rubbed me the wrong way... seems it created it's own meaning, and out of the juxtaposition of it's 'out of the blueness' with it's own obviously harsh drama... it had a darkening effect on my dim obtusity...


16 Nov 03 - 07:07 PM (#1055035)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

You don't look heavy! Is it because the lights are dim in here?


16 Nov 03 - 10:04 PM (#1055134)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Thomas the Rhymer

It's chartruce in here actually... and a whim with some paint could make this ol' thread slightly quaint... what's the difference then, and why? ...perhaps the charted heavens by...


17 Nov 03 - 04:46 AM (#1055248)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Liz the Squeak

Either that wallpaper goes or I do!

LTS


17 Nov 03 - 10:28 AM (#1055457)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

And he did!--Love that story--thanks for the remembrance, Liz.


17 Nov 03 - 10:37 AM (#1055463)
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
From: Mickey191

Apologies ttr, I forgot to remember that we are knot supposed too make any cents here. How dumb I am - waiter, waiter another tee pleeze. And I'll have my # 2 iron. My clothes are wrinkled. Is this wear the tide left the wrinkle? I must be off and be about my father's business.