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May 11, 1981, 6:09:47 AM5/11/81
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From sdcarl!rusty Mon May 11 09:00:58 1981
To: ucbvax^mark
Subject: newsgroup fa, net, etc.

Won't we need to change the .ngfile also? Also is ALL an acceptable newsgroup
on the left side of the dot such that ALL.ALL will catch everything?


Rusty is right (or is that "Rusty is Wright"?) - we have ALL in our .ngfile
so I tend to forget this. ALL.ALL may or may not work, but ALL certainly does.

Mark

I plan to make the change on Tuesday unless something horrible happens.

sam...@msn.com

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Dec 23, 2004, 7:46:08 PM12/23/04
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okay, but I bet something horrible happens.

~Mark

Benjamin

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Jan 2, 2005, 3:33:20 AM1/2/05
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This is so cool this is the oldest Usenet article in the Google Groups
Archive I has a very big changes of being the oldest one in archived in
the world.

daniel...@gmail.com

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Jan 3, 2005, 5:36:04 PM1/3/05
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Apparently nothing too horrible happened after they changed the .ngfile
because we're still pecking out our little newsgroup messages all over
the world 24 years later.

pbsof...@yahoo.com

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Jan 4, 2005, 12:00:28 PM1/4/05
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Gosh I hope not....

btw these new 300baud modems are lightening fast, huh?
But you need 256kb of system ram to use them, my box only has
128kb, darn.

Chad Devine

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Jan 4, 2005, 3:43:49 PM1/4/05
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I just got one of those new 524 megabyte hard drives. I plan on filling
it up with a tons of text files later! Woohoo!

gene...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 1:35:08 AM1/10/05
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I wonder if something horrible happened.

floy...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 2:17:25 AM1/10/05
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I'm here, where's the bitches?

jbs...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 3:46:35 AM1/10/05
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> I plan to make the change on Tuesday unless something horrible
happens.

To late.

kid...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 7:05:32 AM1/10/05
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nber...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 8:32:28 AM1/10/05
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Just thought I would get in on history and reply to the first newsgroup
post cached in google.

simon.b...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 9:47:47 AM1/10/05
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Can't believe I'm replying to the first usenet post ever!

Does this make me the first replyer ever?

Simon Bouchard
http://www.latitudezero.org

logi...@yahoo.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 9:57:40 AM1/10/05
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Is this really the oldest article in the Google archive?

ezio.fe...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 10:45:09 AM1/10/05
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Hi,
Sorry for the long time to reply...
Put ALL.ALL.ALL in the .ngfile and the dog can get in.
Best Regards
Me

donavo...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 12:23:27 PM1/10/05
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brian...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 12:26:31 PM1/10/05
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Mark,
Yes, the .ngfile needs to be fixed and maybe we should use .net instead
of .ALL, talk to the guys and let me know what you think.
By the way, my friggin 8-track just went out in my pinto so i think i'm
going to pick me up one of those new Casset Tape decks. Those things
are outta sight, I hear Rick James has one! He's my hero, anyway get
back to me soon on that other stuff.

Brian

robert.c...@verizon.net

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Jan 10, 2005, 2:05:40 PM1/10/05
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I agree.

Rob Carroll

mota...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 4:20:33 PM1/10/05
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Way too cool; I was only 6................What a long strange trip it
has been.........

Antonio Varni

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Jan 10, 2005, 6:17:11 PM1/10/05
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Mark -- usenet somehow got overrun by warez groups. Who's idea was it
to create alt.binaries.* anyway?

Ramiro.Castro

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Jan 10, 2005, 7:05:42 PM1/10/05
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Ups, that's really an old thread, isn't it?
Message has been deleted

Mahfrot

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Jan 12, 2005, 1:32:14 PM1/12/05
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I think it is "Rusty is Wright." You are correct.

jh...@columbus.rr.com

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Jan 13, 2005, 6:44:52 PM1/13/05
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Well, here it is over 23 years later, and I am still looking for that
change, Mark. :)

Jingo.

Drew B.

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Jan 20, 2005, 7:18:00 PM1/20/05
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Yeah, but it's not the oldest one on the net. Look at this site:

http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/Usenet.Hist/Nethist/0061.html
The earliest post at that site is from May 27, 1980

Lots of other ancient stuff on there too...

Drew
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Hope I didn't do that!
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rela...@postmaster.co.uk

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Jan 25, 2005, 8:56:15 AM1/25/05
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YES THIS IS CORRECT MATE

K.O.N.

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Jan 26, 2005, 8:15:24 AM1/26/05
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hey this was written a month before i was born!!

Tim Bruening

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Jan 26, 2005, 11:04:17 PM1/26/05
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j...@columbus.rr.com wrote on Jan 13, 2005, 3:44 pm:


mark wrote:

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> From sdcarl!rusty Mon May 11 09:00:58 1981
> To: ucbvax^mark
> Subject: newsgroup fa, net, etc.

> Won't we need to change the .ngfile also? Also is ALL an
acceptable
newsgroup
> on the left side of the dot such that ALL.ALL will catch
everything?

> Rusty is right (or is that "Rusty is Wright"?) - we have ALL in our
.ngfile
> so I tend to forget this. ALL.ALL may or may not work, but ALL
certainly does.

> Mark

> I plan to make the change on Tuesday unless something horrible
happens.

Well, here it is over 23 years later, and I am still looking for that
change, Mark. :)
How shall we celebrate the 24th anniversary of this post?

Tim Bruening

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Jan 26, 2005, 11:23:04 PM1/26/05
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genele...@gmail.com wrote on Jan 9, 2005, at 10:35 pm:


> I wonder if something horrible happened.

Yes: The U.S. getting bogged down in Lebanon, Somalia, and Iraq;
Israel getting bogged down in Lebanon, the
Soviet shootdown of a Korean airplane, the Chernobyl accident, the
Challenger accident, the Iran/Contra scandal,
Saddam's chemical warfare against Kurds and Iranians, the Soviet Coup,
the Waco fisaco, the Oklahoma Federal
Building bombing, the bombings of two U.S. Embassies in Africa, the
U.S. bombing Afghanistan, the Sudan, Iraq,
and Bosnia, the Florida election meltdown, the 9/11 terrorist attacks,
the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,
terrorist attacks all over the world, and the December 26th tsunami.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 26, 2005, 11:30:45 PM1/26/05
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nbera...@gmail.com wrote on Jan 10, 5:32 am:


> Just thought I would get in on history and reply to the first
newsgroup
> post cached in google.


> mark wrote:
>> From sdcarl!rusty Mon May 11 09:00:58 1981
> > To: ucbvax^mark
> > Subject: newsgroup fa, net, etc.

> > Won't we need to change the .ngfile also? Also is ALL an
> > acceptable
> > newsgroup
> > on the left side of the dot such that ALL.ALL will catch
everything?

> > Rusty is right (or is that "Rusty is Wright"?) - we have ALL in our
> > .ngfile
> > so I tend to forget this. ALL.ALL may or may not work, but ALL
> > certainly does.

> Mark

> > I plan to make the change on Tuesday unless something horrible
happens

I've tried to reply to that post in the past, but Google doesn't appear
to have counted i

Tim Bruening

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Jan 26, 2005, 11:40:04 PM1/26/05
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> From sdcarl!rusty Mon May 11 09:00:58 1981
> To: ucbvax^mark
> Subject: newsgroup fa, net, etc.

> Won't we need to change the .ngfile also? Also is ALL an
acceptable
newsgroup
> on the left side of the dot such that ALL.ALL will catch
everything?

> Rusty is right (or is that "Rusty is Wright"?) - we have ALL in our
.ngfile
> so I tend to forget this. ALL.ALL may or may not work, but ALL
certainly does.

> Mark

> I plan to make the change on Tuesday unless something horrible
happens

Rusty: Iron oxide tea.

In the newsgroup "ALL", is everything on topic

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:31:37 AM1/27/05
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Rusty: Iron oxide tea.

In the newsgroup "ALL", is everything on topic?
What is an fa group anyway?

Mit

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:45:49 AM1/27/05
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Typing: Secretary bell.

Flapping: Flying bell.

Sleeping: Bell doing the Zs.

Starting: Astronomical bell.

Starting: Acting bell.

Starting: Beginning bell.

Hyping: Bell up above.
Hyping: Exaggerated bell.

Averting: Bell that prevents trouble.

Mit

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:48:03 AM1/27/05
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Ranting: A bell diatribe.

Questing: Bell on a mission.

Resting: Bell remaining still.
Fasting: Speedy bell.

Fasting: Bell during Ramadan.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:49:53 AM1/27/05
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Concave: Against spelunking.

Content: Against camping.

Contrail: Against hiking.

Contour: Against French bicycle races.

Produce: A supporter of Italian dictator Mussolini.
Protect: Favoring innovation.

Educe: Mussolini on the Internet.

Tim Bruening

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Slicing: Singing butcher knife.

Stirring: Ring that rotates.

Macing: Singing in the 5th month of the year.
Macy: Ocean in the 5th month of the year.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:53:46 AM1/27/05
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Remus wrote:

"Raphael Kearns" <rap...@kearns.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:cp84rr$mg6$1...@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >>Apocalyse, Horsemen of -- 4
> >>Reaper, Grim -- 7
> >>Dwarves, Seven -- I0 - I0 - I0 I0 I0
> >>Anorexia clinic -- 1
> >>Slimming Club -- 8
> >>Tom, Peeping -- 0 0
> > Bin Laden, Osama - - - 141
> NASA - - - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
> Rogers, Ted - - -321
> Dahmer, Jeffrey - - - 189

Pot, Society to Legalise -- #
Fame Academy --- *
The Ritz -- *****

1980 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team: Number 1

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:55:01 AM1/27/05
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Glister: Shining spinning object.

Semester: Spinning part of a school year.

Slyvester: Spinning cartoon cat.

Sister: Spinning sibling.

Tester: Spinning exam.

Twister: Spinning storm.

Vaster: Large spinning object.

Vester: Spinning clothes.
Wester: Opposite of Easter.

Yeaster: Spinning bacteria.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:55:41 AM1/27/05
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Assuming: Chinese vase that jumps to conclusions.

Becoming: Vase that stimulates bees.

Humming: Vase that doesn't know the words.

Looming: An approaching vase.
Roaming: Wandering vase.

Summing: Vase that does math.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:56:29 AM1/27/05
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What's the longest thread you have ever seen?

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:57:09 AM1/27/05
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Bester: Spinning SF writer.

Bester: Spinning Psi Cop on Babylon 5.

Vaccuming: Vase that sucks.

Zooming: Fast moving Chinese vase.
Zooming: Vase with lots of animals inside.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:57:54 AM1/27/05
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Alarming: Chinese vase that alerts the guards.

Balming: Round Chinese vase.

Blaming: Accusative vase.

Booming: Loud vase.

Bumming: Unkempt vase.

Calming: Vase that reduces stress.

Grooming: Male vase that's about to get married.

Rooming: Vase for a genie.
Warming: Aggressive vase.

Warming: Hot vase.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:58:36 AM1/27/05
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nemo wrote:

> Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message
> news:40444967...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...
> > Spanker: Corporal punishment dog.
> >
> > Tracker: Racing dog.
> >
> > Wicker: Basket dog.
>
> Knicker: Kleptomaniac dog.

Knickers: New York basketball dogs.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 12:59:18 AM1/27/05
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Tim Bruening wrote:

> Ramsey: An ocean of male sheep
>
> Stagnation: Country of male deer.
>
> Mareination: Country of female horses.
Rumsey: Ocean of drunk Indians.

Cache Creek: River of Indian casinos.

Tim Bruening

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nemo wrote:

> Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> news:4046C5FF...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...


> >
> >
> > nemo wrote:
> >
> > > Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> > > news:4041E4F5...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...
> > > > I don't look forward to swimming in a Liverpool.
> > >
> > > I'm quite symp-hepatic to that idea.
> > > >
> > > > I think that our nation is losing its Seoul in the fight
against
> > > > terrorism.
> > >
> > > IRAte that a rather pessimistic pun.
> >
> > Irate: Internet price.
> >
> Ireland: Nation of angry people.

Berate: Price of angry bee

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:02:17 AM1/27/05
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nemo wrote:

> Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> news:4046C565...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...


> >
> >
> > nemo wrote:
> >
> > > Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> > > news:4041E326...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...
> > > > Therapy: A pea you eat to feel better.
> > > >
> > > > You are a grape human bean.
> > >
> > > A nabsulute bounder got a girl drunk on wine once and then had
his
> wicked
> > > way with her. She later went to the police station and reported
that
> she'd
> > > been graped!
> >
> > Wicker: Dog on food stamps.
> >
> > Wicker: Evil dog.
> >
> Wicker Man: Edward Woodward wouldn't!
Whisker: Long thin dog.

Whisper: Price of small light remnant

Tim Bruening

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nemo wrote:

> Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> news:4046D632...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...

> Affirming: Hairy vase.
>
> Beaming: Vase full of apines.
>
> Charming: Vase that does the housework or makes the tea in a factory.
>
> Deeming: Vase containing the ashes of a character from "Neighbours"
who
> drowned because the car wasn't waterproof!
>
> Fuming: Not many vases left.
>
> Disclaiming: Vase made of something else.
>
> Exhuming: Vase that used to belong to Hubert.
>
> Foaming: Vase containing one's enemy's ashes!

Forming: In favor of Chinese vases.
Formings: 4 vases.

Former: In favor of oceans.

Formers: 4 oceans

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:03:47 AM1/27/05
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> Tim Bruening <tsbr...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote in message

> news:4046CA65...@pop.dcn.davis.ca.us...
> > Pincing: crab song
> >
> > Wincing: Victory song.
> >
> Sea Shanty: Song sung by very obstinate sailors!
Booby: Buzzing insect that bombs.

Booby: Ghost bee.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:04:32 AM1/27/05
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Behold: Storage area of a bee ship.

Behold: Bee that sees the light.

Believe: Bee with religion.

Beneath: Bee underground.

Bereave: Bee in mourning.

Beseech: Begging bee.

Beset: Bees in trouble.

Besiege: Bees attacking a city.

Beside: Bee that's next to.

Bestir: Spinning buzzing insect.

Between: Bee with two bees to either side.

Bewail: Screaming bee.
Bewhale: Very large bee in the sea.

Bewilder: Confused bee.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:06:11 AM1/27/05
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Tim Bruening wrote:

> Deduct: Demon waterfowl.
>
> Forerunner: In favor of fast moving people.
Foreman: In favor of humanity.

Conman: Against humanity.

Tim Bruening

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Tim Bruening

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Reduce: The tennis game is tied again.

Reduce: Mussolini is back in power.

Subtract: A train underwater.

Duction: The process of becoming a duck.

Conduct: Against ducks.

Conduction: Against becoming a duck.

Reduction: To become a duck again.

Subtraction: How a sub pushes off against the ground.

Duct Tape: Used to tape together broken ducks.
Duct Tape: Recording of duck calls.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:07:49 AM1/27/05
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Submit: What the relief pitcher wears.

Submit: Mermaid's glove.

Mermaid: Underwater domestic worker.

Submission: The church SUBWAY sandwich shop employees belong to.

Mitten: What the tin man's baseball glove is made of.

Commission: What they call the mission of Viagra. If that mission
succeeds, we get an emission.

Emission: Another church on the Internet.

Porpoise: bad muscular co-ordination or bad manners and/or social
graces.

Prince of Wales: Very large, aquatic footprints.

Tim Bruening

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Jan 27, 2005, 1:08:35 AM1/27/05
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Admission: Religious advertising.

Admit: Put on a glove.

Bar Mitzvah: Jewish glove coming of age.

Commission: A church on the Internet.

Commit: A command to a glove to approach you.

Emission: A dirty church.

Emit: Dirty glove.

Hermit: Female glove.

Kermit: Green hopping glove.

Kissmit: Glove in love.

Mitten: The 10th glove.

Miti