20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary

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groo

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In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
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A dirigible (from the Latin "dirigere") is either a zeppelin or a
blimp and it has motors or engines and a certain amount of aerodynamic
steerability. A dirigible isn't a balloon, hot-air or light gas,
because balloons don't have any aerodynamic steerability, only
buoyancy.

The Black Tusk is a remarkably abrupt pinnacle of volcanic rock
located in Garibaldi Provincial Park. At 2319 metres above sea level,
the upper spire is visible from a great distance in all directions.
Distinctive and immediately identifiable, the Black Tusk is probably
the best known mountain in the Garibaldi Ranges of the Coast Mountains.
The Black Tusk is considered to be the remnant of a stratovolcano.

MSL (mean sea level) altitudes are falling out of favor. In some
applications, they have been replaced by those set according to
standard geodetic models. The most common is WGS84, an idealized
ellipsoid calculated in 1984 by the World Geodetic Service that is
used in calculating all GPS positions.

The Center for Environment and Population, a nonpartisan research
group in New Canaan, Conn., calculates that more than half the U.S.
population lives within 50 miles of the coasts. In the next decade, an
additional 25 million people -- half the total population increase --
will join them there.

Per the October 23 issue of Coin World, the USPS will begin phasing
out all vending machines starting next year; they expect to be rid of
all of them by 2010.

By law, the Secret Service is authorized to protect the President,
Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, and their
immediate family members; former Presidents and their spouses; minor
children of a former President until the age of 16; major Presidential
and Vice Presidential candidates, and within 120 days of the general
election, their spouses; visiting foreign heads of government or heads
of state; and others if authorized by the President.

Currently, only 10 states (Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas) and
the District of Columbia recognize common-law marriages contracted
within their borders. In addition, five states have 'grandfathered'
common law marriage, allowing those established before a certain date
to be recognized. New Hampshire recognizes common law marriage only for
purposes of probate, and Utah recognizes common law marriages only if
they have been validated by a court or administrative order.

Melanocytes are cells that are located near the base of the follicle
where a new hair is produced. The melanin synthesized by melanocytes
colors the hair shaft. When melanocytes begin to become inactive,
newly formed hair becomes gray as melanin synthesis declines. Complete
inactivity of melanocytes results in white hair, the absence of color
in the hair shaft. Darker hairs hide the graying strands when they
first come in.

New names for Les' band:

unborn Canadians
voluminous bowels
Epileptic puppy mill
experimenter's stooge
syllable inflation
*atomic* spitballs
Noisy melodrama


Best monitor splatters of the week:

There's something about having access to Miracle Whip and/or Jell-O
that unleashes the inner Stephen King.

They probably gave him an empty cannister.

I've had managers just like this.

Um....can I get back to you?

That's a code that's never been broken.

Only dorks watch that show.

I don't count Las Vegas as it is a joke.

They stopped.


Mottos of the week:

Nice people don't look inside their friends' cozies.

There's plenty enough annoying stuff to go around.

It just takes one cow sneezing on you to be cured of all guilt about
eating beef.

If the first amendment was all that great, we wouldn't have needed a
second amendment.

I am so confident of this that I am prepared to run like a screaming
weenie from anyone who wants to fight over it.

If the altitude of an airliner fails to exceed the elevation of the
spot it's flying over, big-league problems will result.

The only thing pennies are good for is to stop people from giving you
more of them.

It's a wise child who knows when he is being flummoxed by a smart-ass.

Make hair while the sun shines.

Ultimately, all sitcoms are "Lucy".

Demonic possession is a devil to get rid of.

Sex in the bathroom at CBGB's.... now *that's* true love.

Japanese schoolkids have all the fun!

You're just as wrong as wrong can be. Wronger, even.


Boasts of the week:

I've had Hutterite students.

We're up to our asses in gourds.

my ass terrifies deer!

I'm either a purist or a retard.

I sulk loudly.

I may not be funny, but I am efficient.

I like cruel.

I'm pretty sure that at least 95% of what I know is useless.


Compliments of the week:

I shall feel free to call you whatever I damn well please, you
Republican.

I think you'd look interesting with a skunk stripe.


Confessions of the week:

I don't always listen to myself all that closely.

I must have been frightened by a suspension when I was very young.

I've got some hoovering to do.

Sometimes the Nativity scares me.

I often can't read when I'm dreaming.

I didn't mean to wake you up.


Questions of the week:

Why the heck would someone bring a bowling bowl on a rowboat?

You two having a dipshit convention?

Would you compromise on double entendre?

What's an opabinia and what does their poop taste like?

Advice of the week:

Do not keep fragments of neutron stars in your boat, unless you have a
really huge fucking boat.

If we had any ham we could have ham and eggs if we had any eggs.

We all need safeguards against mobile telephones, kids and pets.

You just have to choose your ancestors carefully.

When your avocados are missing, you can find the fingerprints on the
paper sack so much easier, and thus track down the culprit.

Learn to structure your sentences less ambiguously.

Quaker State 10w-30 is not recommended for baking.

Complaints of the week:

Natalie Portman chafes my behind.

Movies of the week:

Jurassic Salt

Corporations of the week:

Bush & Co, Mock Evangelical Christians

TV show of the week:

Extreme Fuckover

Books of the week:

The Mustard Incident

Alliteration of the week:

A failure to fuse is far from a fizzle!

Pets of the week:

Mountain cows

Quasi-original song lyrics of the week:

Schizophrenic weasels and doomed pop-tarts
Blood and cookies and bodily parts
Torture and oil and making rope swings
These are a few of my favorite things?


Weekly World News headlines of the week:

GLOBAL WARMING IS SHRINKING EVEREST!

Suggestive hijinx of the week:

Will there be naked protests?
Fuck---squirt---instant steak.
What other depraved acts will be asked of me?
I do intraoral work pretty commonly.
I'd kiss your ex after eating Scarlett Johansson.

Foods of the week:

chocolate milksake
some kind of Jell-O dish that had cabbage in it
Chocolate covered, greasy, crunchy, salty starch
a rat without ketchup
clever buns
flaming hot chowder
quacamole
the breaded question
fried *bourbon* and Coke
yak butter
cottage cheese with a little Kraft neon orange "French" dressing on it
some pretty darn special butter

CDs of the week:

some bipolar prince


Metric of the week:

dimes per inch of rainfall

Country of the week:

Algaeria

Superhero sidekicks of the week:

Peripheral Vision Man
D Neo-Con Man
a lucky dip
your alcoholic boyfriend
the booger picker
the Benzedrine Monks of Santo Delmonico
Scarlett Johansson wearing nothing but garlic butter


Words of the week (brought to you by astroturf):

cozieteers
ptarmigan
boustrophedonically
retronym
recitationist
Vuja de


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Glenn Dowdy

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"groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...

> In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
> 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary

Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
Halloween party tonight.


>
>
> Pets of the week:
>
> Mountain cows

hahhahhahhahhahhah.

Wait, I don't get it.

Glenn D.


Mary

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:38:16 PM10/20/06
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Glenn Dowdy wrote:
> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
> > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>
> Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
> Halloween party tonight.


Psst: Halloween's over a week away.

Mary
Good summary, groo.

huey.c...@gmail.com

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:41:08 PM10/20/06
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Glenn Dowdy <glenn.n...@hp.nospam.com> wrote:
> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary

> > Pets of the week:
> > Mountain cows
>
> hahhahhahhahhahhah.

That's what I said.

> Wait, I don't get it.

Cows, on a mountain. They're just like snakes on a plane except,
instead of a plane, they're on a mountain, and they're cows. And they
were not a big hit in the blogosphere, and do not have their own music
video, and Samuel Jackson does not ever say "I am SICK and TIRED of
these MOTHERFUCKING COWS on this MOTHERFUCKING MOUNTAIN".

But other than that, pretty much exactly the same.

--
Huey

Glenn Dowdy

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:47:59 PM10/20/06
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"Mary" <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in message
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Psst: the close friend who lives for Halloween has a job that takes her away
from home for three weeks at a time leaves for a stint next week. Party's
tonight.

Glenn D.


Mary

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:46:49 PM10/20/06
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Glenn Dowdy wrote:
> >
> Psst: the close friend who lives for Halloween has a job that takes her away
> from home for three weeks at a time leaves for a stint next week. Party's
> tonight.


Yikes. I hope that job pays well.

Mary

groo

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:48:57 PM10/20/06
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Glenn Dowdy wrote:
> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...

> > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
> > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>
> Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
> Halloween party tonight.


But did you get the reference? I would have put it in monitor
splatters, but it was so good it deserved a special place. When I read
it last night, I was sitting with my laptop partially resting on my
belly. I started chuckling, and it looked like I was humping my laptop
(which I love, but not in that way). I even considered changing the
category from "monitor splatters" to "laptop humpers", but decided to
stick with ye olde tradition.

Dover Beach

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:50:27 PM10/20/06
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"Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.n...@hp.nospam.com> wrote in
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So what do you wear to be prom king and queen? Are your outfits from
some particular era?

Mary

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I'm not sure Opus would want to be a laptop humper anyway.

Mary

Lisa Ann

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Oct 20, 2006, 5:59:59 PM10/20/06
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"groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
> 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary

Thanks as always, Groo!

Lisa Ann


Lesmond

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Oct 20, 2006, 6:43:18 PM10/20/06
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That would be an extreme change, I believe.


--
All we have is a soccer ball, a toilet and a sink.

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Boron Elgar

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Oct 20, 2006, 8:00:34 PM10/20/06
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On 20 Oct 2006 14:16:44 -0700, "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:

>In honor of a homecoming queen,

I have thought very, very carefully and decided that restraint can be
a good thing.

Sometimes.

Thanks, Groo.

Boron

xho...@gmail.com

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Oct 20, 2006, 8:07:44 PM10/20/06
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"groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
> > "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>
> > > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
> > > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
> >
> > Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
> > Halloween party tonight.
>
> But did you get the reference?

Well, I found the reference on Gooja. But I didn't "get" it.

Any care to dissect the frog?
Xho

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Dover Beach

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Oct 20, 2006, 8:15:18 PM10/20/06
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xho...@gmail.com wrote in news:20061020200917.033$H...@newsreader.com:

> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>> > "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> > > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
>> > > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>> >
>> > Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
>> > Halloween party tonight.
>>
>> But did you get the reference?
>
> Well, I found the reference on Gooja. But I didn't "get" it.
>
> Any care to dissect the frog?

"extreme believer" sounds like "daydream believer", a song made popular
by the Monkees. The lyrics include a reference to a homecoming queen.
I may not know Porno for Pyros but I by god know my Monkees.


Oh, I could hide neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six oclock alarm would never ring.
Whoops its ringing and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin razors cold and it stings.

Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

You once thought of me
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times starts and end
Without dollar one to spend.
But how much, baby, do we really need.

Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

[instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[repeat and fade]


--
Dover

Snidely

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Oct 20, 2006, 9:18:25 PM10/20/06
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groo wrote a nepic built on the words of mere mortals.

Thanks!

/dps
heh heh

groo

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Oct 20, 2006, 10:17:35 PM10/20/06
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"Snidely" <Snide...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> groo wrote a nepic built on the words of mere mortals.

groo doesn't even know what a nepic is.


>
> Thanks!
>


Yer welcom.


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bears and the dumbest tourists." - Yosemite park ranger

¡Que Barbara!

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Oct 20, 2006, 10:42:55 PM10/20/06
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Since I am still not familiar with all the local morays and eels, I'm
going to blithely assume that my contribution was the bookend to
Opus's, and not the (more likely) polar opposite.

Que "parade wave" Barbara

bill van

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Oct 21, 2006, 12:39:07 AM10/21/06
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In article <A6ednXP3iKjp36TY...@speakeasy.net>,
huey.c...@gmail.com wrote:

Mountain cow-tipping is so rewarding.

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Pushmi-Pullyu

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Philippa wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 04:39:07 GMT, bill van
> <bil...@separatethis.canada.com> wrote:
> >Mountain cow-tipping is so rewarding.
> But aren't they easier to tip, because their legs on their uphill side
> are shorter than those on the downhill side? Or do you tip Sisyphus
> style?

This is an alarming thought.

I find myself feeling sorry for both the cow-tipping Sisyphus and the
poor Mountain Cow, doomed to roll down that mountain over and over and
over again, for all eternity.

Poor little misshapen cow.

P

Pushmi-Pullyu

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Oct 21, 2006, 1:12:11 AM10/21/06
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groo wrote:

> groo doesn't even know what a nepic is.

Here's what I found with google:

http://www.nepic.co.uk/

"North East Process Industry Cluster

NEPIC is an organisation formed by the 200 Pharmaceutical,
Biotechnology, Speciality, Commodity and Petrochemical companies based
in the North East of England. Furthermore there are at least another
150 companies in the supply chain of these industries based here making
up this major economic Cluster. The combined economic power of NEPIC
companies and their importance to the North East of England cannot be
over emphasised. They provide ~£8bn of GDP and over 25% of the regions
industrial base, employing 34,000 people directly and impacts
indirectly on the income of a further 200,000. NEPIC companies have
significant presence in all sub regions of the North East of England -
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Teesside."

So it's a British thing, as those obscurities so often are...

P

bill van

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Oct 21, 2006, 1:22:28 AM10/21/06
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In article <dl9jj25gg99048fph...@4ax.com>,
Philippa <phil...@RDU.mindspring.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 04:39:07 GMT, bill van
> <bil...@separatethis.canada.com> wrote:
>

> But aren't they easier to tip, because their legs on their uphill side
> are shorter than those on the downhill side? Or do you tip Sisyphus
> style?

Nope. Get up-slope, one good shove and watch her go.

bill, sssshhh-udder

Bob Ward

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Oct 21, 2006, 1:55:19 AM10/21/06
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On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 21:31:10 GMT, "Glenn Dowdy"
<glenn.n...@hp.nospam.com> wrote:

>
>"groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>> In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
>> 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>
>Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
>Halloween party tonight.
>>

Shoulda gone as a pair of Porn Queens.

Bill Kinkaid

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On 20 Oct 2006 14:16:44 -0700, "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>Words of the week (brought to you by astroturf):
>
> ptarmigan

Waidaminnit, that's a real word. Does that count?

--
Bill in Vancouver

Peter Ward

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Oct 21, 2006, 7:37:06 AM10/21/06
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On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 19:15:18 -0500, Dover Beach
<moon.b...@gmail.com> wrote:

>xho...@gmail.com wrote in news:20061020200917.033$H...@newsreader.com:
>
>> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>>> > "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>> > > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
>>> > > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>>> >
>>> > Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
>>> > Halloween party tonight.
>>>
>>> But did you get the reference?
>>
>> Well, I found the reference on Gooja. But I didn't "get" it.
>>
>> Any care to dissect the frog?
>
>"extreme believer" sounds like "daydream believer", a song made popular
>by the Monkees. The lyrics include a reference to a homecoming queen.
>I may not know Porno for Pyros but I by god know my Monkees.

[snip]

All very well, but one thing I've never known is, what is a homecoming
queen? (Seems as good a time as any to try and find out).

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I'm an alien

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Tim Wright

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Oct 21, 2006, 8:17:59 AM10/21/06
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Generally the homecoming queen is the cheerleader that has screwed the
most football players.

HTH, HAND

--

Tim W

Dover Beach

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Oct 21, 2006, 9:09:31 AM10/21/06
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Peter Ward <m...@privacy.net> wrote in
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>
> All very well, but one thing I've never known is, what is a homecoming
> queen? (Seems as good a time as any to try and find out).
>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homecoming_queen

That article is as accurate as it can be given the wide variation among
different parts of the U.S. It also mentions Spirit Week and pep
rallies. Homecoming, Spirit Week, and pep rallies are important bonding
experiences for the students who hate that shit beyond all measure. It
gives them an opportunity to put aside their own differences and realize
that stoner, burnout, honors geek, uncategorized weirdo -- all are
brothers and must support each other in these dark times.

In my high school pep rallies weren't mandatory; in my stepson's high
school they were. That's just evil.

--
Dover (the enemy of my enemy is my friend)

Opus the Penguin

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Oct 21, 2006, 11:06:34 AM10/21/06
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Bill Kinkaid (billk...@telus.net) wrote:

> On 20 Oct 2006 14:16:44 -0700, "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>Words of the week (brought to you by astroturf):
>>
>> ptarmigan
>
> Waidaminnit, that's a real word. Does that count?
>

The decisions of the groo are final and may not be appealed.

You can sure make fun of them if you want, though.

--
Opus the Penguin
The best darn penguin in all of Usenet

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N Jill Marsh

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Oct 21, 2006, 2:44:10 PM10/21/06
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On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 06:02:42 GMT, Bill Kinkaid <billk...@telus.net>
wrote:

>On 20 Oct 2006 14:16:44 -0700, "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>Words of the week (brought to you by astroturf):
>>
>> ptarmigan
>
>Waidaminnit, that's a real word. Does that count?

There are often real words in the words of the week category.

nj"inspissate"m
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"You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end"

Bill Turlock

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Oct 21, 2006, 2:44:48 PM10/21/06
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N Jill Marsh wrote:
>
> On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 06:02:42 GMT, Bill Kinkaid <billk...@telus.net>
> wrote:
>
> >On 20 Oct 2006 14:16:44 -0700, "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>Words of the week (brought to you by astroturf):
> >>
> >> ptarmigan
> >
> >Waidaminnit, that's a real word. Does that count?
>
> There are often real words in the words of the week category.
>
> nj"inspissate"m

Obviously, nominated for WOTW

Bill

xho...@gmail.com

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Oct 21, 2006, 5:15:57 PM10/21/06
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Dover Beach <moon.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> xho...@gmail.com wrote in news:20061020200917.033$H...@newsreader.com:
>
> >
> > Well, I found the reference on Gooja. But I didn't "get" it.
> >
> > Any care to dissect the frog?
>
> "extreme believer" sounds like "daydream believer", a song made popular
> by the Monkees. The lyrics include a reference to a homecoming queen.
> I may not know Porno for Pyros but I by god know my Monkees.

A tip of the hat to you.

Blinky the Shark

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Oct 21, 2006, 6:07:24 PM10/21/06
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Dover Beach wrote:

> "extreme believer" sounds like "daydream believer", a song made popular
> by the Monkees. The lyrics include a reference to a homecoming queen.
> I may not know Porno for Pyros but I by god know my Monkees.

I'm a believer in you.

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Glenn Dowdy

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Oct 21, 2006, 10:29:42 PM10/21/06
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"Mary" <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in message
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>
> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>> >
>> Psst: the close friend who lives for Halloween has a job that takes her
>> away
>> from home for three weeks at a time leaves for a stint next week. Party's
>> tonight.
>
>
> Yikes. I hope that job pays well.
>
Probably not, but it's what she wants. She's a counselor for a company that
takes troubled youths into the wilderness. She spends three weeks on, three
weeks off.

Glenn D.


Glenn Dowdy

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"Dover Beach" <moon.b...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.n...@hp.nospam.com> wrote in
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>
>>
>> "Mary" <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:1161380295.9...@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...

>>>
>>> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>>>> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>>>> > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
>>>> > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>>>>
>>>> Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
>>>> Halloween party tonight.
>>>
>>>
>>> Psst: Halloween's over a week away.

>>>
>> Psst: the close friend who lives for Halloween has a job that takes
>> her away from home for three weeks at a time leaves for a stint next
>> week. Party's tonight.
>>
>
> So what do you wear to be prom king and queen? Are your outfits from
> some particular era?

I wore a 70's era light blue leisure suit with some added gold braid and 4"
stacks, and my wife wore the dress she actually wore to the prom way back
then.

Glenn D.


Glenn Dowdy

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Just the spherical cows. The others eventually come to rest.

Glenn D.


Glenn Dowdy

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"groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>> "groo" <afca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1161379004....@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>
>> > In honor of a homecoming queen, here's the
>> > 20-Oct-06 AFCA penguin/HAMSTER/shark/mole/finch Summary
>>
>> Coincidentally, my wife and I are going as Prom Queen and King to a
>> Halloween party tonight.
>
>
> But did you get the reference?

I think I did post a response to the original comment, which I agree was
pretty dang good.

Glenn D.


Mary

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Oct 22, 2006, 1:05:56 AM10/22/06
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Oh -- one of those "you get your payment in other media than actual
money" jobs. Or, to put it another way, you have to love what you do
because it's nearly impossible to pay enough for what you do.

Admirable people do those jobs.

Mary

Mary

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Oct 22, 2006, 1:07:57 AM10/22/06
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Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>
> I wore a 70's era light blue leisure suit with some added gold braid and 4"
> stacks, and my wife wore the dress she actually wore to the prom way back
> then.


You must be about my age. I was going through some old photos last
weekend, and the number of my male high-school friends who show up in
light-blue leisure suits is really odd. I didn't remember it that way.

Tell you what, though, I wish I could still wear dresses from high school.

Mary

Blinky the Shark

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Oct 22, 2006, 1:32:26 AM10/22/06
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Glenn Dowdy wrote:

> Probably not, but it's what she wants. She's a counselor for a company that
> takes troubled youths into the wilderness. She spends three weeks on, three
> weeks off.

It takes three weeks to get them lost enough that they can't find their
way back?

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bill van

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Oct 22, 2006, 3:25:03 AM10/22/06
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In article <N0D_g.204122$FQ1.184576@attbi_s71>,
Mary <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote:

> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
> >
> > I wore a 70's era light blue leisure suit with some added gold braid and 4"
> > stacks, and my wife wore the dress she actually wore to the prom way back
> > then.
>
> You must be about my age. I was going through some old photos last
> weekend, and the number of my male high-school friends who show up in
> light-blue leisure suits is really odd. I didn't remember it that way.

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.


>
> Tell you what, though, I wish I could still wear dresses from high school.
>

Not I.

bill

Charles Wm. Dimmick

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Oct 22, 2006, 9:18:21 AM10/22/06
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Philippa wrote:

> I don't miss the styles so much as the size I wore then. I've never
> been thinner or more physically fit than when I was a high school
> senior.

Can't speak for the "physically fit", but I've never been thinner
than when I was a high school senior. Six foot tall and 118 lbs.

Charles "they called me spider"

Dover Beach

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Oct 22, 2006, 9:34:40 AM10/22/06
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Mary <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in
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> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>>
>> I wore a 70's era light blue leisure suit with some added gold braid
>> and 4" stacks, and my wife wore the dress she actually wore to the
>> prom way back then.
>
>
> You must be about my age. I was going through some old photos last
> weekend, and the number of my male high-school friends who show up in
> light-blue leisure suits is really odd. I didn't remember it that
> way.
>

That's because they only wore them for special occasions. That's
probably what you have photos of. Back in the day I would have
distinguished between light blue leisure suits and light blue tuxes. I
wasn't crazy about the tuxes but the leisure suits were unconscionable.
Still, some of my friends wore them for "dress up". I threw a fancy
dinner party my senior year and none of the guys wore light blue; one
guy wore a brown velvet three-piece suit that looked hottt.

One of the most charming, funny guys in high school wore a white satin
tux with gold sequin lapels and a white satin top hat to prom. He was
such a terrific person; we all had crushes on him. He went to my
college after high school and died of a drug overdose before he
graduated. I wonder sometimes if he might have been bipolar. I still
miss him. It's a huge loss to the world that he's gone.



> Tell you what, though, I wish I could still wear dresses from high
> school.
>

For one prom I wore a white Gunne Sax dress with blue flowers. God, I
loved that dress. My friend Elizabeth and I took the train into San
Francisco to the Gunne Sax outlet store to buy our dresses. South of
Market Street wasn't cute and upscale back then; we walked through lots
of scary streets. The outlet store was crowded and stuffed with dresses
-- you could hardly see all the dresses because they were wedged so
tightly on the racks. But we each managed to get perfect dresses for
about $10.

Mine is hanging on a rack in the basement. I can probably get it over
my head, but zipping it is out of the question. I still like it.

--
Dover

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Oct 22, 2006, 11:36:15 AM10/22/06
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Philippa wrote:
> I don't miss the styles so much as the size I wore then. I've never
> been thinner or more physically fit than when I was a high school
> senior.
>


Oh, I didn't mean the styles. Just the size. Yeah -- you should have
seen what I wore in the pictures where the boys had on the powder-blue
leisure suits. I'm having a hard time believing that I EVER agreed to
wear a dress with a large pastel floral design on it.

Blech.

Mary

Dover Beach

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Oct 22, 2006, 11:38:18 AM10/22/06
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Mary <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in
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>
> Oh, I didn't mean the styles. Just the size. Yeah -- you should have
> seen what I wore in the pictures where the boys had on the powder-blue
> leisure suits. I'm having a hard time believing that I EVER agreed to
> wear a dress with a large pastel floral design on it.
>

Ooh, gif! C'mon, scan it and show us.


--
Dover

Dana Carpender

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Oct 22, 2006, 11:39:45 AM10/22/06
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Philippa wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 05:07:57 GMT, Mary <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote:
>
>

> I don't miss the styles so much as the size I wore then. I've never
> been thinner or more physically fit than when I was a high school
> senior.
>

I have. A year or two or three later, when I'd become a health food
freak, and was also exercising a lot. I'd say that actually about 23-24
was my most attractive age.

Dana

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Mary

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Oct 22, 2006, 12:25:55 PM10/22/06
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Philippa wrote:
> I can top that-- I had a bright yellow and orange culotte dress with
> holes cut out of the sides at waist level... and I thought it was the
> absolute cat's ass. Broke my heart that I couldn't wear it to school.
>


Do you have a picture of you in it? Because Dover wants me to scan in
the pic of me in my floral dress, and I don't want to be the only '70s
geek in the newsgroup.

Join me in bad-dressery?

Mary

Mary

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Oct 22, 2006, 12:26:45 PM10/22/06
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Dana Carpender wrote:
>
> I have. A year or two or three later, when I'd become a health food
> freak, and was also exercising a lot. I'd say that actually about 23-24
> was my most attractive age.


Yup, same here. That's when I was getting all the cute guys too.

Mary

Dana Carpender

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Oct 22, 2006, 12:45:51 PM10/22/06
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Mary wrote:


When I was working in the health food store the summer of '83, I once
had five dates in three days. I felt like the belle of the ball, I can
tell you.

Dana

Glenn Dowdy

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She's always done those kind of things. It's a good thing her parents bought
the house she lives in.

Glenn D.


Glenn Dowdy

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"Mary" <mrfea...@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>>
>> I wore a 70's era light blue leisure suit with some added gold braid and
>> 4" stacks, and my wife wore the dress she actually wore to the prom way
>> back then.
>
>
> You must be about my age. I was going through some old photos last
> weekend, and the number of my male high-school friends who show up in
> light-blue leisure suits is really odd. I didn't remember it that way.

I'm 45 real soon. I remember lots of light-blue leisure suits.


>
> Tell you what, though, I wish I could still wear dresses from high school.
>

It's a recent development.

Glenn D.


Glenn Dowdy

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"Blinky the Shark" <no....@box.invalid> wrote in message
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> Glenn Dowdy wrote:
>
>> Probably not, but it's what she wants. She's a counselor for a company
>> that
>> takes troubled youths into the wilderness. She spends three weeks on,
>> three
>> weeks off.
>
> It takes three weeks to get them lost enough that they can't find their
> way back?
>
Yep. They have two crews.

Glenn D.


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Dana Carpender

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Oct 22, 2006, 1:32:27 PM10/22/06
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Philippa wrote:

> I don't have any photos from high school, except for my senior
> yearbook photo in cap and gown. I know that sounds suspiciously
> convenient, but it's true.
>
> Although I hate to have my picture taken, I actually wish I had one of
> myself in the dress I wore on grad night, which was also my first real
> dress-up date. One of the few times in my life I can remember *really*
> feeling pretty.
>

The one I'm really glad I don't have a photo of is my Partridge Family
wine-colored polyester double-knit pants suit, with the white shirt with
the big collar and the puffy sleeves. Yikes.

I wish I had a photo of my back-to-school outfit from 8th grade, though.
My mom made me a really cute outfit of short and a tunic-y top, with
pretty braid that looked like geometric stained glass around the neck
and in a double row down the front of the tunic, and around the bottoms
of the shorts. Loved it.

Dana

Pushmi-Pullyu

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Philippa wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:18:21 GMT, "Charles Wm. Dimmick" wrote:

> >Can't speak for the "physically fit", but I've never been thinner
> >than when I was a high school senior. Six foot tall and 118 lbs.
> >Charles "they called me spider"
>

> Wow. We share one of those numbers.
<snip>

Wow, 6 foot tall women are unusual!
He observes presumptuously.

And suddenly my sleep addled and yet coffee enhanced mind ponders...

Wouldn't it be odd if people's height fluctuated as much as some
people's weight does?

You'd have someone unable to reach the top shelf at times, then hitting
their head on doorways... the clothes problem would be even worse, of
course, and researchers would have a field day studying the emotional
consequences.

Ok, time for another cup.

P

Charles Wm. Dimmick

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Philippa wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:18:21 GMT, "Charles Wm. Dimmick"

> Wow. We share one of those numbers.
>

> I hope yours was hereditary and not medical.
>
I guess so. At age 13 I went from 5'2" and
120 lbs to 5'8" and 120 lbs over a 6-month
period. Also from a 33" waist to a 27" waist.
Now at 66 my weight has been in the range of
185 lb to 192 lb for the past 15 years, no
matter how much or how little I eat. And I'm
about a millimeter under 6'1". My mother's father,
born January, 1882, was about 6'1" and 160 lb
when he died in 1973. My Aunt Elsa was about
6 ft., which is very tall for a woman born
in 1911, and was always rather thin.

Charles

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Opus the Penguin

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Philippa (phil...@RDU.mindspring.com) wrote:

> "Pushmi-Pullyu" <Pullmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>Philippa wrote:
>>> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:18:21 GMT, "Charles Wm. Dimmick" wrote:
>>
>>> >Can't speak for the "physically fit", but I've never been
>>> >thinner than when I was a high school senior. Six foot tall and
>>> >118 lbs. Charles "they called me spider"
>>>
>>> Wow. We share one of those numbers.
>><snip>
>>
>>Wow, 6 foot tall women are unusual!
>>He observes presumptuously.
>
> Ha-ha! You're only off by 3 inches.
>

6 foot 3 inch women are even more unusual!

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The best darn penguin in all of Usenet

Bob Ward

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You see one. you've seen 'em tall.

Pushmi-Pullyu

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Philippa wrote:

> I grew six inches and two shoe sizes in one year when I was 13. My
> parents were less than thrilled, since they thought that whole "growth
> spurt" thing only happened with boys. I was less than thrilled because
> all the popular girls in my class were munchkins, and I had to wear
> boys' shoes. I'm supposed to be a throwback to my maternal
> grandfather, who was 6'4", unusual for an Irish immigrant born in the
> 1800s. Everyone else in the immediate family was average height or
> shorter.

Well, I grew six inches in seven weeks...
(I rarely wore shoes at the time, so I don't know how much my feet
grew.)

I think I was a throwforward.

P

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On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 19:42:37 GMT, Philippa wrote:

>
>
>On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 19:21:08 GMT, "Charles Wm. Dimmick"

>I grew six inches and two shoe sizes in one year when I was 13. My
>parents were less than thrilled, since they thought that whole "growth
>spurt" thing only happened with boys. I was less than thrilled because
>all the popular girls in my class were munchkins, and I had to wear
>boys' shoes. I'm supposed to be a throwback to my maternal
>grandfather, who was 6'4", unusual for an Irish immigrant born in the
>1800s. Everyone else in the immediate family was average height or
>shorter.

On the first day of school when I was a freshman in high school I noticed the
boy with the locker next to mine. I was amazed that he was about 6 feet tall
and had the biggest feet I had ever seen on a 14 year old. Imagine my shock
when I saw "him" in the girl's locker room at gym. Poor Eileen. She was
super nice, but a hulk. By senior year she had learned to look and dress
like a girl, but there was nothing she could do about her feet. She wore
size 16 men's shoes.


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Pushmi-Pullyu wrote:
> groo wrote:
>
> > groo doesn't even know what a nepic is.
>
> Here's what I found with google:
>
> http://www.nepic.co.uk/
>
> "North East Process Industry Cluster
[...]
> So it's a British thing, as those obscurities so often are...

You're comparing a Napple and a Norange.

/dps

Lesmond

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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:45:20 GMT, Philippa wrote:

>
>
>On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:44:01 GMT, "Lesmond" <les...@verizon.net>
>wrote:


>
>>On the first day of school when I was a freshman in high school I noticed the
>>boy with the locker next to mine. I was amazed that he was about 6 feet tall
>>and had the biggest feet I had ever seen on a 14 year old. Imagine my shock
>>when I saw "him" in the girl's locker room at gym. Poor Eileen. She was
>>super nice, but a hulk. By senior year she had learned to look and dress
>>like a girl, but there was nothing she could do about her feet. She wore
>>size 16 men's shoes.
>

>Poor thing. Unless she had a thick skin, she must have had a miserable
>time in school.

Oh, yeah, she did. Some of us tried to make it easier for her, but she was
very withdrawn. She lived next door to one of my best friends and I think we
only talked her into doing something after school once.
>
>Unless she can afford custom-made shoes or is willing to shop from a
>drag-queen catalog, she's *still* having to wear men's shoes. I "only"
>wear an 11-1/2 men's, which translates to 13-1/2 women's, and I had to
>give up on "girlie" shoes a long time ago.

http://jollywalkers.com/

Stop it. I couldn't help it. I'm a nice person, really. I swear.

>
>Philippa [feet get bigger as we age, O joy]

Before I had a child I was size 5. Now 7's are tight. Oy.

_
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Lesmond

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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 21:46:46 GMT, Philippa wrote:

>
>
>On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 21:27:53 GMT, "Lesmond" <les...@verizon.net>


>wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:45:20 GMT, Philippa wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:44:01 GMT, "Lesmond" <les...@verizon.net>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>>On the first day of school when I was a freshman in high school I noticed the
>>>>boy with the locker next to mine. I was amazed that he was about 6 feet tall
>>>>and had the biggest feet I had ever seen on a 14 year old. Imagine my shock
>>>>when I saw "him" in the girl's locker room at gym. Poor Eileen. She was
>>>>super nice, but a hulk. By senior year she had learned to look and dress
>>>>like a girl, but there was nothing she could do about her feet. She wore
>>>>size 16 men's shoes.
>>>
>>>Poor thing. Unless she had a thick skin, she must have had a miserable
>>>time in school.
>>
>>Oh, yeah, she did. Some of us tried to make it easier for her, but she was
>>very withdrawn. She lived next door to one of my best friends and I think we
>>only talked her into doing something after school once.
>

>Being different at that age really sucks. OTOH, the most popular girl
>in my HS was 4'9". Homecoming queen, head cheerleader, president of
>the "cool" sorority. Apparently there's a strict hierarchy of
>different-ness.

I was 4'11" and being little was definitely a plus. My waist was 23 inches
around. (Please don't ask about my thighs).


>
>>>Unless she can afford custom-made shoes or is willing to shop from a
>>>drag-queen catalog, she's *still* having to wear men's shoes. I "only"
>>>wear an 11-1/2 men's, which translates to 13-1/2 women's, and I had to
>>>give up on "girlie" shoes a long time ago.
>>
>>http://jollywalkers.com/
>>
>>Stop it. I couldn't help it. I'm a nice person, really. I swear.
>

>Bwa-ha-ha! You are evil and must be punished.


>
>>>Philippa [feet get bigger as we age, O joy]
>>
>>Before I had a child I was size 5. Now 7's are tight. Oy.
>

>I am playing the world's smallest violin for you. <g>

I did eventually grow almost another inch, too.

Pbbbbttthhhh!

Boron Elgar

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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:20:33 GMT, "Lesmond" <les...@verizon.net>
wrote:

Mine was 23", but I was 5'6." After college, it was 21." Let's say
I've grown as a woman - but I have fond memories.

>>>>Philippa [feet get bigger as we age, O joy]
>>>
>>>Before I had a child I was size 5. Now 7's are tight. Oy.

Size 11 - Used to be 9.5.


Boron

Pushmi-Pullyu

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Oct 23, 2006, 6:54:06 PM10/23/06
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Boron Elgar wrote:

> Size 11 - Used to be 9.5.

My feet are the same size they've been for the last 25 years.
I never gave birth, though.

P

Dana Carpender

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Pushmi-Pullyu wrote:


Mine have gotten a half-size bigger in the past year. I have no idea why.

Dana

Pushmi-Pullyu

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Dana Carpender wrote:

> Mine have gotten a half-size bigger in the past year. I have no idea why.
> Dana

The prospect fills me with trepidation, since I'm already at the upper
limit of the easily gettable shoe sizes.

P

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Boron Elgar

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On 23 Oct 2006 16:20:24 -0700, "Pushmi-Pullyu"
<Pullmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

Since the web came into being, you are never more than a click or two
away from fabulous shoes any time you want them.

Boron

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Boron Elgar

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Oct 23, 2006, 7:44:55 PM10/23/06
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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:36:22 GMT, Philippa
<phil...@RDU.mindspring.com> wrote:

>Not when you wear my size. I even looked at Zappos, where I am offered
>a dizzying choice of three styles... of tap shoes. And, for some
>inexplicable reason, toddler's ballet slippers also show up in the
>search results.
>
>Yes, I am whining.

What size?

Boron

N Jill Marsh

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Oct 23, 2006, 8:32:41 PM10/23/06
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On 23 Oct 2006 15:54:06 -0700, "Pushmi-Pullyu"
<Pullmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

>My feet are the same size they've been for the last 25 years.

Me too, except it's more like 30 years.

>I never gave birth, though.

Been there, did that, kept the shoe size.

nj"still wear shoes from high school"m
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