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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:59 PM
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Bonobos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo


Bonobos were discovered in 1928, by American anatomist Harold Coolidge, represented by a skull in the Tervuren museum in Belgium that had been thought to be a juvenile chimpanzee's, though credit for the discovery went to the German Ernst Schwarz, who published the findings in 1929. They are distinguished by an upright gait, a matriarchal and egalitarian culture, <snip>





:hi:
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ladeuxiemevoiture Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:01 PM
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1. I will drink to that!
Here's to bonobos! :) :beer:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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2. Oooo, great idea! Thanks.
:toast:

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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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3. I shall name my child Smokey Bonobos is honor of them.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:03 PM
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5. Cool. Here's to Smokey Bonobos
:toast:
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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4. Mmmm.
Bonobo kebabs.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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6. Ewww, just, ewwww. n/t
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Finder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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7. I love Bonobos...
and think they are extremely important to scientific studies on evolution, sociology and anthropology.

Not to mention to Feminism.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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10. And, I like their conflict resolution, er, um, "skills" :-D
Wouldn't it be grand if, we the people used the same "skills" for conflict resolution.

:hi:
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:26 PM
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13. true dat!
can't fight a war when you are too busy...er...um...y'know...
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:27 PM
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14. :-D Thank you for keeping it "clean"
I was worried this might somehow get "off topic" and locked.

I don't know why I worried. It just sank like a rock.

:rofl:
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Finder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:44 PM
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17. maybe I do....
;)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:11 PM
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22. :-D
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:34 PM
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31. "I'm sorry."
"I'm sorry, too. Let's have sex!"

That's the way my anthro instructor described it, anyway.

What fun! B-)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:36 PM
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33. Brings a whole new meaning to the 60s saying
"make love, not war"

:o
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:06 PM
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8. I once heard a primateologist highlight the difference
between Bonobos and Chimps by saying that even Chimps would admit Bonobos have more style!
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:08 PM
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12. :-D
B-)
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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9. If only humans could be like the Bonobos.
Wouldn't this be a much nicer place to be?

Cheers :toast:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:08 PM
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11. Now cut that out! I just posted the same idea.
:rofl:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:31 PM
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15. Hmmm, I thought this thread was gonna be about Cher's 1st husband
The idea of Republican congressmen settling their disputes like that is, um, grossly intriguing.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:33 PM
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16. I'm not quite sure I get the intriguing part of that idea.
The grossly part makes way more sense to me.

:hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:49 PM
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18. Hi there!
Bonobos are cool, but not as cool as capybaras! :D
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:10 PM
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21. Hey you! Long time no "talk." I've been mostly reading rather
than much posting these days. How ya been?

I googled those capybaras rodents - seem like interesting, though large, rodents. I saw how the Catholic Church classified them as fish! :D

Did you happen to notice how bonobos handled conflict? I think we humans need to be more bonobo-ish in our conflict resolution.

:evilgrin:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:26 PM
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25. Matriarchal and egalitarian.
Yeah, let's give that a try. What we have now hasn't worked out all the time. :D
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:31 PM
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27. Nawwww, actually I meant this part
Sexual intercourse plays a major role in Bonobo society, being used as a greeting, a means of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation, <snip>

I'm trying to keep this from getting locked - so I'll leave it there.

O8)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:32 PM
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28. Well, er, yeah...we could give that a whirl, too.
:blush:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:33 PM
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30. Oops, didn't mean to make ya blush.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:35 PM by Cerridwen
But geez, ya know, I mean, it was sort of the point of the whole bonobos thread - a new form of conflict resolution.

:evilgrin:

:rofl: :rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:35 PM
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32. I was blushing over what I was thinking.
:7
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:38 PM
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34. And what, pray tell, were you thinking?
Nevermind. I'm gonna keep this a "clean" thread.

O8)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:39 PM
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35. You don't want this locked do you?
O8)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:42 PM
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36. LOL - So I was wondering as I was posting above
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:46 PM by Cerridwen
as I used the little angel smiley - do people who really are innocent have to keep asserting they are?

:evilgrin:

edited for some atrocious grammar - don't change thoughts in the middle of the sentence. Eek!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:42 PM
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37. Methinks I might be protesting too much, eh?
;)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:47 PM
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38. Exactly - oh, and since sometimes things are garbled around
here - I was implying my own protests - this was no reflection on you.

Geez, getting punchy over here.

:toast:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:52 PM
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39. Whatcha gettin' punchy on?
:beer:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:56 PM
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40. Eh, just a beer tonight. a little hair of the dog
Still recuperating from last night. I was in a happy, happy and drank myself under. My brain cells are still swimming upstream - coherent thoughts sometimes elude me today.

:rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:57 PM
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41. Drinking on a school night!
Go you!!
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:00 PM
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42. Yeah - every so often I just gotta let loose.
Ow, my poor head.

:rofl:

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:02 PM
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43. Awww...
:aspirin:

I had a little of that this weekend in Seattle. Mmmmm...Scotch. :9
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:07 PM
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44. Thanks.
Seattle - I love Seattle.

So you had a good time from the sounds of it? Go you!

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:08 PM
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45. Well...the purpose of the visit wasn't pleasant.
But, we did manage to enjoy ourselves a bit.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:11 PM
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46. Damn. That's right. That was this w/e.
Man - brain cells not just swimming - a couple seemed to have died.

It's good you could go. I'm glad people that went posted here about it. I caught the tail end of some of the posts after the w/e.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:13 PM
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47. I had to say bye to my friend.
I met some GREAT people though. I'm glad I went, overall. :)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:22 PM
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48. Yeah. What a sad thing to have happened.
And all the crap that happened around it all.

As I said, though I've not been posting much, I've been reading almost daily. I saw the whole ugly mess go on.

And so, out of the bad, there was some good - some of the great people got to meet each other. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I think he'd be happy about that part.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:23 PM
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49. I thought I hadn't seen you around much.
I thought it was your fella keepin' ya busy. :)

I met him on a couple of occasions. He was a great friend. Thankfully, out of his passing, I met several more friends.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:29 PM
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50. Yeah, my fella is mostly why I haven't been posting as much
As you know, there's a bit more effort in posting - I like to, like now, respond when people post, so I've stayed away from posting. But I still like to know what's going on, so I've been lurking.

And, I finally got my fella to come over here and read and now he's posting some, too.

I've still got my fingers crossed you will or have found someone to keep you busy, too.



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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:31 PM
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51. Still looking.
I'll take all the finger-crossing I can get. :)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:38 PM
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52. Awwww, I'll keep 'em crossed.
Have you tried the "I'm not looking" method yet? That's when you give up all hope of finding the kind of person you're looking for - and viola! they're right there in front of you. Worked for me.

:woohoo:

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:40 PM
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53. I wouldn't say I'm actively looking right now.
I just have the passive sonar on. ;)

But I'm happy you found someone! :woohoo:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:45 PM
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54. Thank you.
Passive sonar - too funny.

I had this visual of you walking around with a big satellite dish on your head. Wow, talk about tin-foil hat.

:spray:


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:52 PM
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55. If you hear beeping as I walk by, just ignore it.
:tinfoilhat:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:55 PM
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56. Ha! The real reason your computer at work is down?
:evilgrin:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:58 PM
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58. Bwahaha!
I got it working late this afternoon. I was able to back up my files, so now I can get my NEW PC installed. :7
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:00 PM
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59. Too cool. What kind are you getting? Hey, I just remembered...
did you ever get help with the phones? I'm presuming you have the same job.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:02 PM
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60. Another Dell.
:eyes:

Yes, phone help has arrived! :bounce: Now...I have to get caught up with all the other crapola at work. :busyashell:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:07 PM
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61. D'oh - you're in Texas - that'd be Dell country. I shoulda known.
Wow, glad they finally got help for you. Too bad you're so busy though - kind of a mixed blessing - time goes by fast, but not enough time to post on DU.

:dilemma:

Dang, I just crack myself up sometimes.

:rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:07 PM
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62. There's ALWAYS time for DU!
:hide:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:11 PM
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64. Thereby explaining your post count. :P
And the fact you've met so many DUers in the real world.

So, I noticed a post of yours a couple of days or so ago - did you ever get your fence fixed?

I still haven't re-grouted the tile or fixed the fence so the dog can't go over. I just fattened up the dog. Now he can't jump so high.


:evilgrin:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:15 PM
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65. Nah...waiting until winter to repair the fence.
I'm going to let the summer plants die down first.

Hehehe...ingenious! Fattening up the dog is less work. :D
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:24 PM
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67. Geez, can't even type about him or he comes running
How do dogs do that? They just know when they're being discussed. My two are now sitting with "mom, we're starving" looks on their faces.

Sheesh.

Guess it's time for me to go feed the little stomachs.

I'll talk with you again. You take care of you.

And my fingers are still crossed.

:hug:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:26 PM
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68. It was good seeing you again!
Take care, and pet the furballs for me. :hi: :hug:
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:51 PM
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19. Surprised?!? n/t
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:12 PM
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23. I was actually - didn't think it would happen here, too.
:rofl:
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:30 PM
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26. like (cyber)space could affect the connection...
:spray:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:32 PM
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29. But I thought the time lag on a message board versus
a chat room would goof up the connection.

Silly me.

:P
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:07 PM
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20. The only one of the primates
that enjoy non-reproductive/non-domination sex and have the same population of homosexual individuals as humans.

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:23 PM
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24. This Bonobo is cooler
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:56 PM
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57. Bonobos
Wasn't he the vampire on Dark Shadows??!!!
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:08 PM
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63. LOL - and what's so funny is you (and I) actually remember
Dark Shadows and Barnabas.

:D
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:16 PM
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66. They're Also The Only Other Animal (Except Us) That Has Sex Face To Face
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