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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2565 on: September 30, 2007, 09:28:23 AM »
Bad, evil, naughty coffee.

If you're channeling MP&tHG, then I guess the next post should be something like:

It is bad coffee and must pay the penalty.

(But it should probably end there or with a


RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2566 on: September 30, 2007, 05:45:20 PM »
Oh, you're no fun anymore.  :)
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« Reply #2567 on: September 30, 2007, 08:21:57 PM »
Game on...slap that puck, L.A. Kings and those Beantown Bruins, don't cha know
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2568 on: September 30, 2007, 09:11:19 PM »
If you're channeling MP&tHG, then I guess the next post should be something like:

It is bad coffee and must pay the penalty.

(But it should probably end there or with a


RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No, it's too.... perilous.
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« Reply #2569 on: October 02, 2007, 03:02:10 PM »
OLD MAN:  Get on with it.
TIM THE ENCHANTER:  Yes, get on with it!
ARMY OF KNIGHTS:  Yes, get on with it!
DINGO:  Oh, I am enjoying this thread.
GOD:  Get on with it!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2570 on: October 02, 2007, 03:18:35 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

GOD:  Get on with it!

Thy will be done.
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« Reply #2571 on: October 02, 2007, 03:20:24 PM »
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God: What are you doing now?
King Arthur: Averting our eyes, oh Lord.
God: Well, don't. It's just like those miserable psalms, always so depressing. Now knock it off!


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« Reply #2572 on: October 02, 2007, 03:59:26 PM »
And here is the result of the Epilogue: God exists by two falls to a submission.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2573 on: October 02, 2007, 06:27:20 PM »
I'm totally lost....
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« Reply #2574 on: October 02, 2007, 06:54:22 PM »
*gasp* Oh no!

It's from Flying Circus, Episode 2: Sex and Violence.

INTERVIEWER: Good evening, and welcome once again to the Epilogue. On the programme this evening we have Monsignor Edward Gay, visiting Pastoral Emissary of the Somerset Theological College and author of a number of books about belief, the most recent of which is the best seller 'My God'. And opposite him we have Dr Tom Jack: humanist, broadcaster, lecturer and author of the book 'Hello Sailor'. Tonight, instead of discussing the existence or non-existence of God, they have decided to fight for it. The existence, or non-existence, to be determined by two falls, two submissions, or a knockout. All right boys, let's get to it. Your master of ceremonies for this evening - Mr Arthur Waring.

(The participants move into a wrestling ring.)

WARING:  Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to a three-round contest of the Epilogue. Introducing on my right in the blue corner, appearing for Jehovah - the ever popular Monsignor Eddie Gay. (there are boos from the crowd) And on my left in the red corner - author of the books 'The Problems of Kierkegaard' and 'Hello Sailor' and visiting Professor of Modern Theological Philosophy at the University of East Anglia - from Wigan - Dr Tom Jack! (cheers; gong goes for the start).
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« Reply #2575 on: October 02, 2007, 10:09:13 PM »
Is this from a TV show, book, or are you making it up? 

If its the latter...that's awesome!  I really like it.  Waiting this great anticipation for more.........
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« Reply #2576 on: October 02, 2007, 10:29:26 PM »
Short note; whenever whomever gets through inhaling whatever please send some whatever my way...

Thanking you kindly
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« Reply #2577 on: October 02, 2007, 10:34:58 PM »
It's from Monty Python's Flying Circus, a television programme on the BBC that ran from 1969 to 1973. I wish I'd made up even one line of that stuff--it's 45 episodes of some of the best satire I've ever encountered. Here's the full set.

Here's some more, from Episode 9: The Ant, an Introduction:
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COMPÈRE:  Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Refreshment Room here at Bletchley. (applause) My name is Kenny Lust and I'm your compère for tonight. You know, once in a while it is my pleasure, and my privilege, to welcome here at the Refreshment Room, some of the truly great international artists of our time. (applause) And tonight we have one such artist. (grovelling) Ladies and gentlemen, someone whom I've always personally admired, perhaps more deeply, more strongly, more abjectly than ever before. (applause) A man, well more than a man, a god (applause), a great god, whose personality is so totally and utterly wonderful my feeble words of welcome sound wretchedly and pathetically inadequate. (by now on his knees) Someone whose boots I would gladly lick clean until holes wore through my tongue, a man who is so totally and utterly wonderful, that I would rather be sealed in a pit of my own filth, than dare tread on the same stage with him. Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparably superior human being, Harry Fink!  
VOICE OFF:  He can't come!  
COMPÈRE:  Never mind, it's not all it's cracked up to be. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Ken Buddha and his inflatable knees.  

(Cut to Ken in evening dress; his knees go 'bang'.)
COMPÈRE:  Ken Buddha, a smile, two bangs and a religion. Now ladies and gentlemen, for your further entertainment, Brian Islam and Brucie.

BTW, my tagline is also taken from that show.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2578 on: October 02, 2007, 11:28:48 PM »
"NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!" :D :D :D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2579 on: October 02, 2007, 11:33:48 PM »
I USE AN AFTERSHAVE CALLED HALITOSIS!  IT MAKES MY BREATH SEEM SWEET!
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« Reply #2580 on: October 03, 2007, 12:04:53 AM »
He's not pining, he's passed on. This parrot is no more. He has ceased to be. He's expired and gone to meet his maker. He's a stiff, bereft of life, he rests in peace. If you hadn't have nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies. He's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.


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« Reply #2581 on: October 03, 2007, 07:08:26 AM »
I should have guessed.  I've seen some of their episodes, that are out on dvd and etc., but not all of them. 

Thanks for the posts! 
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« Reply #2582 on: October 03, 2007, 09:16:55 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

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Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sir Robin: That's easy.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don't know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?
Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Galahad: Blue. No, yel...
[he is also thrown over the edge]
Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?
King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

Loved that part of the film.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2583 on: October 03, 2007, 09:22:38 PM »
I should have guessed.  I've seen some of their episodes, that are out on dvd and etc., but not all of them. 

Thanks for the posts! 

Get moving - great television.  Or come visit me - I have the whole series on DVD.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2584 on: October 03, 2007, 09:30:48 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2585 on: October 03, 2007, 09:50:21 PM »
Sure it could...just rather restricted as to flight path  :D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2586 on: October 03, 2007, 10:00:44 PM »
CAT - the other white meat
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« Reply #2587 on: October 04, 2007, 12:41:13 AM »
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It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.

It could be carried by an African swollow!
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« Reply #2588 on: October 04, 2007, 06:21:41 AM »
Oh, sure, an African swallow, maybe. But not a European, that's what I'm saying.
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« Reply #2589 on: October 04, 2007, 08:56:35 AM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

 But then of course a-- African swallows are non-migratory.
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« Reply #2590 on: October 04, 2007, 11:12:20 AM »
(BING) BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!

(BING) BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!

(BING) BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!
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« Reply #2591 on: October 04, 2007, 06:39:09 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

And now for something completely different...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2592 on: October 04, 2007, 06:43:16 PM »
Yes, its just that we wanted a block of flats and not an abbitoire.
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« Reply #2593 on: October 04, 2007, 06:46:28 PM »
IF any of you are in the New England area and would like to see a bunch of seminarians beat up on each other, come to the annual Hellenic College/Holy Cross football game. 

Also, it could be a great opportunity to meet and greet.  Its on Monday at noon.  Just thought i'd throw that in the mix.   ;) ;D
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« Reply #2594 on: October 04, 2007, 06:48:35 PM »
Father bless me , before I break your teeth in!
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« Reply #2595 on: October 04, 2007, 06:58:34 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit... HUP HUP HUP
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« Reply #2596 on: October 04, 2007, 07:13:13 PM »
WHA? ???
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2597 on: October 04, 2007, 08:57:52 PM »
IF any of you are in the New England area and would like to see a bunch of seminarians beat up on each other, come to the annual Hellenic College/Holy Cross football game. 

Also, it could be a great opportunity to meet and greet.  Its on Monday at noon.  Just thought i'd throw that in the mix.   ;) ;D

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2598 on: October 06, 2007, 03:17:55 AM »
Hey, did anyone see that game of "Bugs Eat the Yankees"? ???  I'll bet you're just laughing your way through this series, aren't you, cleveland?
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« Reply #2599 on: October 06, 2007, 12:37:16 PM »
I want a pompadom and a Nan bread!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2600 on: October 06, 2007, 12:48:25 PM »
174 pages of postings and can't figure out what's going on  ???
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« Reply #2601 on: October 06, 2007, 12:51:22 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.
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« Reply #2602 on: October 06, 2007, 12:54:43 PM »
Just dive in fellas, the jelly's great!
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« Reply #2603 on: October 06, 2007, 12:57:26 PM »
+ Irini nem ehmot,

Pass the jell-o shots.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2604 on: October 06, 2007, 12:59:46 PM »
Hey, did anyone see that game of "Bugs Eat the Yankees"? ???  I'll bet you're just laughing your way through this series, aren't you, cleveland?

The bugs were attacking us too - and our pitcher did just fine :D ;D 

I'm not laughing - I'm cheering.  And the rest of the world will be, too, once we bounce the Yankees.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2605 on: October 06, 2007, 01:01:35 PM »
174 pages of postings and can't figure out what's going on  ???

Then the 174 pages have been quite successful!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2606 on: October 06, 2007, 01:06:44 PM »
Only if the shots were made of colognac!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2607 on: October 06, 2007, 02:48:03 PM »
Those bugs came and left after they accomplished their objective...was it a Divine act ?

I think they were called Canadian Lancers ...
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« Reply #2608 on: October 06, 2007, 02:56:14 PM »
Millions of bugs disrupt Yankees-Indians game in late innings 
 
Oct 5 11:42 PM US/Eastern
CLEVELAND - This will forever be known as the Bug Game.       
 
 
A swarm of insects descended on Jacobs Field in the eighth inning of the Cleveland Indians' 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night, leading to a bizarre scene featuring players from both teams waving their arms and gloves in an attempt to keep the pesky bugs away.

The two teams kept playing as millions of bugs nagged players on the field and in the dugouts.

The Yankees were on the verge of tying the series when the pesky insects arrived in a scenario only Alfred Hitchcock could imagine.

The bugs seemed to subside somewhat after the game went into extra innings. Travis Hafner ended it with an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading to a celebration by the Indians in the infield.

With the Yankees ahead 1-0, the bugs clearly affected Joba Chamberlain and helped the Indians tie the game. Bug spray did little good - Chamberlain's neck, face and hat were covered with the bugs, and he tried to spit them out of his mouth.

"There's not much you can do about it," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "He was having trouble seeing out there. I'll tell you one thing about the kid he never lost his composure. Unfortunately it was at a bad time."

Almost everyone was affected by the cloud, with players on both teams and the umpires trying in vain to swat them away.

Chamberlain was sprayed with insect repellant when he took the mound in the eighth and fans booed as a member of the Yankees staff sprayed him down again before facing Travis Hafner.

Chamberlain, who was in command when he took over in the seventh, lost control. He walked two, hit a batter and threw a pair of wild pitches - he had only one wild pitch during the season.

Chamberlain's second wild pitch let Grady Sizemore score the tying run from the third base.

Shortstop Derek Jeter and second baseman Robinson Cano swatted away the bugs with their hats between pitches. Alex Rodriguez used his glove and hat.

The bugs, which come out in warm weather, have plagued Jacobs Field in the past. During one memorable September 2004 game, play was stopped several times to allow players, who complained of swallowing the bugs while running the bases, were sprayed with repellant. The Indians lost to the Angels 6-1.

Ron Harrison, an entomologist who works for Atlanta-based Orkin Pest Control Inc., said the annoying bugs were a type of midge, an insect related to mosquitoes.

During warm fall weather, midges often breed on the outskirts of lakes.

"My feeling is that there has been some breeding around Lake Erie, and air currents are pushing them onto land in mass numbers," Harrison said.

The insects don't have piercing, sucking mouth parts, he said.

"They aren't really biters - more of a nuisance," Harrison said
 
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #2609 on: October 06, 2007, 11:25:02 PM »
Did anyone here watch unranked and last place Stanford beat No. 1 USC in LA?  Bye-bye to the Trojans' winning streak at home. :-*

I read something about Trojan QB John David Booty throwing four interceptions, one of which the Cardinal ran back for a TD--the Cardinal won 24-23.
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