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Don Stockbauer

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Aug 31, 2008, 1:29:43 PM8/31/08
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> > Don Stockbauer wrote:

Hey, just saw where they had a dust storm out at Burning Man, and
apparently the Man has already been Burned. You usually go each
year. This year?

Tian

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Aug 31, 2008, 11:56:18 PM8/31/08
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Not this year. I would have been in email silence for the past week
if I was at Burning Man. Sorry to say, I'm still missing it as I type
this. The good news is that I'm almost done missing Burning Man. FWIW

--
Tian
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Canada now has a Green Member of Parliament, according to this:
http://www.greenparty.ca/en/releases/30.08.2008

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 1, 2008, 12:34:06 AM9/1/08
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On Aug 31, 10:56 pm, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
> Don Stockbauer wrote:
> >>> Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > Hey, just saw where they had a dust storm out at Burning Man, and
> > apparently the Man has already been Burned.  You usually go each
> > year.  This year?
>
> Not this year. I would have been in email silence for the past week
> if I was at Burning Man. Sorry to say, I'm still missing it as I type
> this. The good news is that I'm almost done missing Burning Man. FWIW

I kind of figured you would have been in email silence, but then I
thought that maybe they have some sort of connectivity out there,
IRIDIUM or maybe a cell tower or maybe some guy with a shortwave, but
then I got to thinking that you would have mentioned being out there,
so anyway, I just thought I'd directly ask.

To show what a connected world we have, I know a fellow who had car
trouble in the Nevada desert. No cell phone reception, but he did
have a shortwave with which he contacted a ham in Australia who then
used a land line to phone a wrecker service for him in Nevada.

And there are people who doubt that the Global Brain is forming after
stories like that.

Tian

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Sep 1, 2008, 1:28:35 AM9/1/08
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Don Stockbauer wrote:
> On Aug 31, 10:56 pm, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
>> Don Stockbauer wrote:
>>>>> Don Stockbauer wrote:
>>> Hey, just saw where they had a dust storm out at Burning Man, and
>>> apparently the Man has already been Burned. You usually go each
>>> year. This year?
>> Not this year. I would have been in email silence for the past week
>> if I was at Burning Man. Sorry to say, I'm still missing it as I type
>> this. The good news is that I'm almost done missing Burning Man. FWIW
>
> I kind of figured you would have been in email silence, but then I
> thought that maybe they have some sort of connectivity out there,
> IRIDIUM or maybe a cell tower or maybe some guy with a shortwave, but
> then I got to thinking that you would have mentioned being out there,
> so anyway, I just thought I'd directly ask.

Yup. So now you know...


>
> To show what a connected world we have, I know a fellow who had car
> trouble in the Nevada desert. No cell phone reception, but he did
> have a shortwave with which he contacted a ham in Australia who then
> used a land line to phone a wrecker service for him in Nevada.

Remarkable that you know such a person. One time I told a friend "we
need a revolution where the pun is mightier than the gun."

He said "my ham license is KC6PUN" or something like that with a PUN
at the end. That's the closest thing to a ham radio story I have.


>
> And there are people who doubt that the Global Brain is forming after
> stories like that.

If they are paid to do so some people will doubt the law of gravity works.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 1, 2008, 6:59:52 AM9/1/08
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Hopefully they're suicidal too, for I could pay them to jump off the
top of the WTC.

I once saw a male prostitute interviewed on TV; he said "I'll do
anything for money."

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 1, 2008, 11:23:48 AM9/1/08
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That is, if you can pay someone to doubt that gravity works then you
could most likely also pay them to test that hypothesis by jumping
from now nonexistent building(s).

Tian

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Sep 1, 2008, 1:49:13 PM9/1/08
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It's much easier to pay someone to say they doubt the law of gravity
then it is to get them to actually jump off the building to prove it.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 1, 2008, 1:58:42 PM9/1/08
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You beat me to it. I was going to respond with exactly that! Great
minds think alike?????

Mudge

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Sep 1, 2008, 2:51:33 PM9/1/08
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On 09/01/2008 11:58:42 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> You beat me to it. I was going to respond with exactly that! Great minds
> think alike?????


I will say nothin - I will say nothing - aaaarrrrggggghhhhhhhhh !


--
The Canadian Curmudgeon (in Calgary)

Please save our endangered CO2 ~ plant many trees

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 1, 2008, 3:57:55 PM9/1/08
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On Sep 1, 1:51 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/01/2008 11:58:42 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > You beat me to it.  I was going to respond with exactly that!  Great minds
> > think alike?????
>
> I will say nothin - I will say nothing - aaaarrrrggggghhhhhhhhh !

Oh, come on. We want your input. We can take it! We are strong. We
are woman - no, wait, that's a Helen Reddy song.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 3, 2008, 11:49:42 PM9/3/08
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Blarp.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 4, 2008, 8:56:53 AM9/4/08
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Post in the corral needs replacing.

Mudge

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Sep 4, 2008, 1:14:45 PM9/4/08
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On 09/04/2008 06:56:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> Post in the corral needs replacing.


And the barded wire on the south 40 needs tightening

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 4, 2008, 2:19:39 PM9/4/08
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On Sep 4, 12:14 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/04/2008 06:56:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > Post in the corral needs replacing.
>
> And the barded wire on the south 40 needs tightening

Exactly! How did you know! (Fence built by Shakespeare in 1584).

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil!"

Mudge

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Sep 4, 2008, 2:39:21 PM9/4/08
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On 09/04/2008 12:19:39 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> On Sep 4, 12:14 pm, Mudge wrote:

>> On 09/04/2008 06:56:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:

>>> Post in the corral needs replacing.

>> And the barded wire on the south 40 needs tightening

> Exactly! How did you know!


's where all them Mexicans are creeping in, innit ?

Tian

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Sep 4, 2008, 2:44:56 PM9/4/08
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Don Stockbauer wrote:
> Post in the corral needs replacing.

I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
vacuuming.

--
Tian
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Latest change: Added pictures and notes on Republicans and hot sauce.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 4, 2008, 3:22:34 PM9/4/08
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On Sep 4, 1:44 pm, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
> Don Stockbauer wrote:
> > Post in the corral needs replacing.
>
> I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
> vacuuming.
>

As my corral gently weeps.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 4, 2008, 3:27:47 PM9/4/08
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On Sep 4, 1:39 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/04/2008 12:19:39 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > On Sep 4, 12:14 pm, Mudge wrote:
> >> On 09/04/2008 06:56:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:
> >>> Post in the corral needs replacing.
> >> And the barded wire on the south 40 needs tightening
> > Exactly!  How did you know!  
>
> 's where all them Mexicans are creeping in, innit ?

Yeppers! The south 40 borders on the Guadalupe River. Thousands of
'em swimming across! Like those shows depicting the gnus migrations
in Africa. Un-bee-leaf-uh-gobble! Destroying the economy.

"I was sad when I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had sold both
his kidneys for food."

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 4, 2008, 5:55:07 PM9/4/08
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Dug hole for post. Cut post to correctly length, rolled it over to
hole.. But post full of huge woodpecker holes. Must spend time now
filling WPH's with cement. Stay tuned for the next episode of

"Fixing Corrals on the Ranch"

or,

"The Effect of Hydrogen Bombs on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds."

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 5, 2008, 8:25:22 AM9/5/08
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Woke up. In a fairly good mood. Need to see how the cement test has
come out. After Quick-crete gets old it wont even harden. If one of
the two bags of QC is ok (as judged by the small amount tested from
each bag yesterday), will begin the WPH subtask.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 5, 2008, 12:59:32 PM9/5/08
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Turns out that one of the bags of Quickcrete I had here is bad, won't
harden at all. The good one isn't enough, so l will have to go in and
buy a new one. Did get two of the WPH's filled; however, they're
randomly distributed so it's tedious process of filling one facing
upwards, letting it set, then rotating the post and filling the next,
usw.

Hey, people can have these blogs of their personal lives which are way
less interesting than watching cement dry; why can't I have mine here?

Mudge

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Sep 5, 2008, 2:07:30 PM9/5/08
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On 09/05/2008 10:59:32 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> Hey, people can have these blogs of their personal lives which are way
> less interesting than watching cement dry; why can't I have mine here?


Has anyone objected ???

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 5, 2008, 2:23:01 PM9/5/08
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On Sep 5, 1:07 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/05/2008 10:59:32 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > Hey, people can have these blogs of their personal lives which are way
> > less interesting than watching cement dry; why can't I have mine here?
>
> Has anyone objected ???

Oh, Tian might get his "I drop a 1909 S VDB penny in the pink piggy-
bank" comment, but in general, nobody cares, I just bop along with my
stream of corn-shuck-ness, when anyone posts a legitimate Hofstadter
comment I do my best to make some sort of semi-cogent response, but
other than that it's just kind of wild and wacky and a free-for-all
here at alt.fan.hofstadter.

Mudge

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Sep 5, 2008, 5:19:57 PM9/5/08
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On 09/05/2008 12:23:01 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> Oh, Tian might get his "I drop a 1909 S VDB penny in the pink piggy- bank"
> comment, but in general, nobody cares, I just bop along with my stream of
> corn-shuck-ness, when anyone posts a legitimate Hofstadter comment I do my
> best to make some sort of semi-cogent response, but other than that it's
> just kind of wild and wacky and a free-for-all here at alt.fan.hofstadter.


Besides, there are less than a dozen, living beings who seem to lurk
hereabouts, innit ?

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 5, 2008, 5:32:58 PM9/5/08
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On Sep 5, 4:19 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/05/2008 12:23:01 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > Oh, Tian might get his "I drop a 1909 S VDB penny in the pink piggy- bank"
> > comment, but in general, nobody cares, I just bop along with my stream of
> > corn-shuck-ness, when anyone posts a legitimate Hofstadter comment I do my
> > best to make some sort of semi-cogent response, but other than that it's
> > just kind of wild and wacky and a free-for-all here at alt.fan.hofstadter.
>
> Besides, there are less than a dozen, living beings who seem to lurk
> hereabouts, innit ?

A dozen? I don't know. (Lurkers please identify yourselves).

Since I made my first post here ( which went something like "I am
Hofstadter's canonical fan") people have come and go. I think that at
one time I was very forceful and non-diplomatic and ran people off,
but at some point I changed and am now a pussycat. But in any case
not many people post here. I don't know what to do about it. I
suppose the successful candidate for a-f-h submissions will be one who
will post despite hell or high water. We welcome him/her.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 6, 2008, 10:02:44 AM9/6/08
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Got the sack of cement bought. Today will be spent filling in the
remainder WPHs in the post. When it's set nice and well it goes in
the hole and will be tromped in.

Excitment beyond containment.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 6, 2008, 10:27:09 PM9/6/08
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All the WPH's are filled and curing. Did some more vine clearing from
the fences. Tomorrow I'll set the post and then test others to see if
they need replacement. I know one does, anyway. Tune in tomorrow for
another exciting episode.

Mudge

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Sep 7, 2008, 2:11:08 PM9/7/08
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On 09/06/2008 20:27:09 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> All the WPH's are filled and curing. Did some more vine clearing from the
> fences. Tomorrow I'll set the post and then test others to see if they
> need replacement. I know one does, anyway. Tune in tomorrow for another
> exciting episode.


Me breath comes in short pants

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 7, 2008, 8:07:03 PM9/7/08
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On Sep 7, 1:11 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/06/2008 20:27:09 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > All the WPH's are filled and curing.  Did some more vine clearing from the
> > fences.  Tomorrow I'll set the post and then test others to see if they
> > need replacement.  I know one does, anyway.  Tune in tomorrow for another
> > exciting episode.
>
> Me breath comes in short pants

You know, what I've written the past few days is boring beyond
comprehension. I'll quit at this point and wait for the normal boffo
contributions come in.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 7, 2008, 11:12:19 PM9/7/08
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Still waiting.

Tian

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Sep 8, 2008, 1:35:20 AM9/8/08
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Me to.

--
Tian
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Don Stockbauer

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Sep 8, 2008, 8:58:39 AM9/8/08
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On Sep 8, 12:35 am, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
> Don Stockbauer wrote:
> > On Sep 7, 7:07 pm, Don Stockbauer <donstockba...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Sep 7, 1:11 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
>
> >>> On 09/06/2008 20:27:09 Don Stockbauer wrote:
> >>>> All the WPH's are filled and curing.  Did some more vine clearing from the
> >>>> fences.  Tomorrow I'll set the post and then test others to see if they
> >>>> need replacement.  I know one does, anyway.  Tune in tomorrow for another
> >>>> exciting episode.
> >>> Me breath comes in short pants
> >> You know, what I've written the past few days is boring beyond
> >> comprehension.  I'll quit at this point and wait for the normal boffo
> >> contributions come in.
>
> > Still waiting.
>
> Me to.

Ditto.

Mudge

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Sep 8, 2008, 1:05:49 PM9/8/08
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On 09/08/2008 06:58:39 Don Stockbauer wibbled

> Ditto.


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Don Stockbauer

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Sep 8, 2008, 1:44:53 PM9/8/08
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On Sep 8, 12:05 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/08/2008 06:58:39 Don Stockbauer wibbled
>
> > Ditto.
>
> ZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZ8ZZZ
>

Sorry I'm not entertaining yall.

Perhaps someone has something the least bit interesting to say?

Asking for a lot, I know.

I know the solution:


ALT.FAN.HOFSTADTER

R.I.P.

"They almost had all the answers, then they fizzled out."

Mudge

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Sep 8, 2008, 2:42:07 PM9/8/08
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On 09/08/2008 11:44:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> "They almost had all the answers, then they fizzled out."


A few years ago a few of us found an "empty" newgroup "alt.funnytown"
and moved in, lock, stock, frangipanni tree and large comfy chair - now
there's about 50 post a day of sheer and utter drivel and inaneness -
sort of like your fence post holey thing - ya could join us.

By the way, we also discovered "alt.history.richard-iii" which looked to
us like it were empty but some lurking Richardians were narsty to us so
we chose funnytown where the sun always shines and folks from all over
the globe drop in from time to time

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 8, 2008, 6:38:03 PM9/8/08
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On Sep 8, 1:42 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/08/2008 11:44:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > "They almost had all the answers, then they fizzled out."
>
> A few years ago a few of us found an "empty" newgroup "alt.funnytown"
> and moved in, lock, stock, frangipanni tree and large comfy chair - now
> there's about 50 post a day of sheer and utter drivel and inaneness -
> sort of like your fence post holey thing - ya could join us.
>
> By the way, we also discovered "alt.history.richard-iii" which looked to
> us like it were empty but some lurking Richardians were narsty to us so
> we chose funnytown where the sun always shines and folks from all over
> the globe drop in from time to time  
>

OK.

uk.rec.sheds is like that. They say that they branched off from
uk.rec.gardening when it got too critical of frivolity. Now
uk.rec.sheds discusses anything.

I checked into alt.fan.rawilson and I swear to God that it had been
hijacked, only to have scores of RAW fans come out of the nooks and
crannies like yelow jackets and attack your humble narrator.

Anyway, so, alt.funnytown it is, will czech it out.

Maybe I'll go down in usenet history as the guy that fubared
alt.fan.hofstadter. But I have the defence thta if anyone ever posted
Hofstadter stuff, I was right there to support it.

My corn-shucks is clear.

Tian

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Sep 9, 2008, 6:05:41 PM9/9/08
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Mudge wrote:
>
> On 09/08/2008 11:44:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
>> "They almost had all the answers, then they fizzled out."
>
>
> A few years ago a few of us found an "empty" newgroup "alt.funnytown"
> and moved in, lock, stock, frangipanni tree and large comfy chair - now
> there's about 50 post a day of sheer and utter drivel and inaneness -
> sort of like your fence post holey thing - ya could join us.
>
> By the way, we also discovered "alt.history.richard-iii" which looked to
> us like it were empty but some lurking Richardians were narsty to us so
> we chose funnytown where the sun always shines and folks from all over
> the globe drop in from time to time
>
>
Funnytown just sounds like the place to go for a laugh.

Tian

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Sep 9, 2008, 6:09:31 PM9/9/08
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A lot of newsgroups simmered down when the novelty of newsgroups faded.
Many of the people that were involved were expecting more something for
nothing. That never lasts. I prefer to think you were just the only
pioneer that toughed out the drought. The question is, how do we build
on that? It's thin soup, all things considered.
>
> My corn-shucks is clear.
>
Hay! (Points to large bundles of dried grass.)

Mudge

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Sep 9, 2008, 6:35:50 PM9/9/08
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On 09/09/2008 16:05:41 Tian wrote:

> Funnytown just sounds like the place to go for a laugh.


You'ld be welcomed - might even tell you where we hide the gin !

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 9, 2008, 7:56:28 PM9/9/08
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Czech out the nun jokes I made there yesterday (In funnytown) -
absolutely hilarious, if I do say so myself.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 9, 2008, 8:00:01 PM9/9/08
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On Sep 9, 5:05 pm, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
> Mudge wrote:
>
> > On 09/08/2008 11:44:53 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> >> "They almost had all the answers, then they fizzled out."
>
> > A few years ago a few of us found an "empty" newgroup "alt.funnytown"
> > and moved in, lock, stock, frangipanni tree and large comfy chair - now
> > there's about 50 post a day of sheer and utter drivel and inaneness -
> > sort of like your fence post holey thing - ya could join us.
>
> > By the way, we also discovered "alt.history.richard-iii" which looked to
> > us like it were empty but some lurking Richardians were narsty to us so
> > we chose funnytown where the sun always shines and folks from all over
> > the globe drop in from time to time  
>
> Funnytown just sounds like the place to go for a laugh.
>

Much more than Funkytown, which has a rendering plant at it's center.

(Have any of you ever been in a rendering plant in the summer (where
people bring dead animals)? I mean, it stinks so bad you cannot
imagine anyone actually working there.)

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 9, 2008, 8:04:41 PM9/9/08
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I've tended to look on it as maybe I was just too opinionated and
people got sick of it and stayed away. But we do see legit Hofstadter
topics raised now and then, like the record-player breaking record
topic recently. So I suppose the thing to do is to just go on as
normal. After all, like Mudge said, nobody's complaining.

Mudge

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Sep 9, 2008, 8:27:40 PM9/9/08
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On 09/09/2008 17:56:28 Don Stockbauer wrote:

> Czech out the nun jokes I made there yesterday (In funnytown) - absolutely
> hilarious, if I do say so myself.


And I whizzed right by them without noticing - sawrey !

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 10, 2008, 5:06:44 AM9/10/08
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On Sep 9, 7:27 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> On 09/09/2008 17:56:28 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> > Czech out the nun jokes I made there yesterday (In funnytown) - absolutely
> > hilarious, if I do say so myself.
>
> And I whizzed right by them without noticing - sawrey !
>

Owl prolly get all kinds of complaints from nones! ha! As if n e
body paize n e atten-shun to me. Poor widdle me! (Moon River is
playing right now, 4:05 am CDT KVIC Victoria , Texas)

Tian

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Sep 10, 2008, 4:07:38 PM9/10/08
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The soundtrack here is this movie from a few years ago about a Black guy
running for President playing on Sarah's laptop. I can hear it, but the
screen is pointed in such a way that I can't see it.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 10, 2008, 5:19:52 PM9/10/08
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On Sep 10, 3:07 pm, Tian <tnhar...@aceweb.com> wrote:
> Don Stockbauer wrote:
> > On Sep 9, 7:27 pm, Mudge <Mu...@nospam.ever> wrote:
> >> On 09/09/2008 17:56:28 Don Stockbauer wrote:
>
> >>> Czech out the nun jokes I made there yesterday (In funnytown) - absolutely
> >>> hilarious, if I do say so myself.
> >> And I whizzed right by them without noticing - sawrey !
>
> > Owl prolly get all kinds of complaints from nones!  ha!  As if n e
> > body paize n e atten-shun to me.  Poor widdle me! (Moon River is
> > playing right now, 4:05 am CDT KVIC  Victoria , Texas)
>
> The soundtrack here is this movie from a few years ago about a Black guy
> running for President playing on Sarah's laptop. I can hear it, but the
> screen is pointed in such a way that I can't see it.

Beep beep beep -- warning ---entire area here will prolly be devasted
(that's de vasted, I guess) by Himicane Ike Saturday . Beep beep beep
- may not be on the air much --- as if anyone cared ---beep beep -
probably cause for celebration----beep beep.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 11, 2008, 10:26:11 AM9/11/08
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Sorry about all that. Seems like maybe it'll go more towards Lake
Jackson/Houson. Am in better mood. Scintillating dialectic may
resume now.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 11, 2008, 1:12:42 PM9/11/08
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Won't have to put up those custom cut plywood sheets for the patio big
glass panes now.

How do hurricanes fit into the Global Brain model?

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 11, 2008, 7:05:04 PM9/11/08
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Hurricanes? We don't need no stinkin' hurricanes!

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 11, 2008, 11:04:39 PM9/11/08
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Oook. Oook. Eeek. Eeek.

Don Stockbauer

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Sep 12, 2008, 7:26:13 AM9/12/08
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Big mo-fo hurricane.

Tian

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Sep 12, 2008, 4:33:10 PM9/12/08