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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 06:59 PM
Original message
KOEB meeting, Thursday, 4-7-2005
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:01 PM by WhirlyGirl
ASTBers git to groove on Alison for ONE MORE NIGHT!
(someone, please post this kissy pic, I don't know how! -- http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvhead... )

:loveya:

Meanwhile, the Estrogen Brigade breathlessly awaits Keith's return tomorrow night, in 2-hour Countdown presentation!

<sigh> Keith! <thumpthumpthump-thumpthumpthump> :loveya:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:00 PM
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1. Hi ladies!
I'm here, dunno how long I'm gonna stay tho... :hi:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:03 PM
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6. yeah, you showed up,
you card-carrying ACLU LLLLLLiberal!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:06 PM
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10. That's LIEbrul, thank you very much.
Spell it right! Sheesh! :eyes: :P

You can also call me Commie Pinko Socialist. ;)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:07 PM
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14. mea culpa.
I was imitating the original shrub, a la 1988 campaign. :puke:
I didn't know we could sink any lower than that. :)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:10 PM
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18. Hee
yeah, I need to stop chanelling Free Republic. :P
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:50 PM
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137. Not speaking to me Rev Darlin?
NGU.


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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:54 PM
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138. Hi, doodle.
Sorry, I didn't get back to you. Life is a bit hectic, and I've lost what's left of my mind.

Gouda on your way... :)
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:01 PM
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2. What is the kissy pic?
:hi: WG.
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:03 PM
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5. LOL! I forgot to include the LINK! (It's there now :-)
Hi, Clark!
:hi:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:02 PM
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3. Hi Ladies
:loveya:


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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:04 PM
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7. Yo, Sparky!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:10 PM by WhirlyGirl
How are you, this Alison-filled nite?
:hi:

Are you serving? You know my poison by now, I trust.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:02 PM
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4. Hi, KOEBers/ASTBers
:hi:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:07 PM
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13. Hi kids......
Maybe I'll feel like playing after all the Pope stuff is over.

But here's my :loveya: for Team KOEB !
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:13 PM
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23. Hi, Catch . . . if you're still here --
Did you see the KO video clip I posted in the Clubhouse for you?

(It's in the Carson Daly repeat thread.)
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:05 PM
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8. Hi, crispini & Rev!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:11 PM
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19. Hi WG!
:hi:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:05 PM
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9. Here 'tis.
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:07 PM
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12. That girl can wear celery like nobody I ever saw.
Thanks for posting, Clark!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:08 PM
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15. Ha!
You know, I think she looks younger with her hair UP.

Although I know the gents like it down...
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:06 PM
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11. Now... I have a plea
My big dog, after a bout with an upset stomach, has lost his ability to stand. I took him to the vet for the tummy ache, yesterday, and tests showed he had NO kidney damage. The bill was $150. I cannot afford to take him back.
I have a feeling, though, that he is suffering from a slipped disc as a result of all the retching. Or possibly a potassium definciency from lack of nutrients.
My question is: does anyone know of any organization that could place in him a home for doggies with medical problems?
This is very difficult for me to ask, but, as a result of my unemployment, I cannot afford to take him back to the vet and certainly cannot afford any surgery or one of those doggie wheelchairs.
He's only 3 and 1/2 (almost 4 years old), has a wonderful personality and is great with kids. I simply cannot afford to take care of him and he is in pain.
I do not want to have to make the awful decision to euthanize him (if surgery could be done) simply because I am not in financial shape to care for him.
If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post them here or email me at o2scoop1 at volfirst dot net.

I'm in a lot of heart pain, right now, worried how to take care of this sweet doggie.


On a lighter note: Crispini, I thought about you today. I applied for a job as a writer for HGTV.
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:09 PM
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16. Are we allowed to give medical advice for pets? The reason I'm asking is--
-- because of a suspicion I have.

Will they lock us, if I tell it?
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:11 PM
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20. Email me
(I spelled it all out so roving bots wouldn't pick it up, but it's in the text - just put the @ and the "." instead of the "at" and the "dot.")
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:15 PM
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26. Sorry, reading too fast . . . I see it now.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:09 PM
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17. I'm so sorry, Clark...
:hug:

Have you contacted anyone at the humane society? They might have resources, or at least some leads you might track down.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:13 PM
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22. Just sent them an email tonight
I was kind of hoping he'd be better by today, so I waited until too late to call.
He needed to rest, anyway, to replinish himself, so it was a blessing until I realize how badly he hurt.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:13 PM
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21. I worked for a vet for 10 years.....
you can PM me so I can ask you more questions about your visit.

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:14 PM
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24. Aw...
:hug: is he a specific breed? there might be a "breed" rescue in your area. I know sometimes these organizations might help.

also, you might try asking your vet... they often know a lot about these things.

HGTV? now THAT would be a fun job. good luck! :)
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:19 PM
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30. Nope. He's a mutt.
A good mutt, but a mutt, all the same.
I tried to google dog rescue places, but they were all breed-specific. I did email a place that sells doggie wheelchairs for their suggestion. I figure they would have contacts in this sort of thing.

The HGTV position would be to write and edit for their gardening shows and website, btw. :)
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:19 PM
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29. If you have been going to your vet for a while ......
..... call and talk to him/her and ask if they can set up a payment
plan or something? If they say no and you have had a professional
relationship w/ them dump 'em. See if they can get a more accurate
diagnosis so you know what you and your buddy are dealing with.

Dogs tolerate buffered aspirin fairly well too. Raw hamburger is
kind to them too. Big thing ..... is he still peeing? Kidneys shut
down if the condition is an end stage one.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:23 PM
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34. He isn't peeing, but they checked his kidneys yesterday
and said his blood work was fine.

I worried about this, too. Maybe they have misdiagnosed?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:29 PM
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43. As with all healthy animals .......
..... water in should = water out.

They can have blockages .....i.e. kidney stones or something.
Is he drinking water?

After paying $150 for the tests the vet should be able to speak w/ you
on the phone or in person to answer ?s. Calm down and write them down
and call in the morning.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:36 PM
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52. He's not drinking a lot of water.
He has pooed, and MAYBE pee'd (someone did in the house and my other dog didn't act guilty like he usually does if it was him, so it's quite possible he went while I was gone to the job center today).
I am planning to call them tomorrow, though.
The thing is, they already reduced my cost from $220 to $150 because of my situation (which was nice of them - they basically gave me the meds free).
But, I'll call and ask.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:50 PM
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85. Sorry about your doggy problems
I can totally relate, but I would never be able to give up my baby and would do what I had to because he's my baby.

If he isn't peeing that is a problem. I would call my vet ASAP and if they did kidney tests they should talk to you especially when you tell them about his lack of urination. If crystals are forming in his kidneys then there is a problem.

If you've been taking your pets there for awhile they should help you. If not check your yellow pages for pet hospitals.

I hope it works out because I know it would kill me if something happened to my boy as he is all I have.

:hug:
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:49 PM
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82. Good Grief
I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I wish that I could help...I hope that some of the folks here can give you some good advice.

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:15 PM
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25. Hi, WG and the ASTB/KOEB!
:loveya: :loveya:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:16 PM
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27. Evening, Patsy!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:24 PM
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37. Until tomorrow, WG.
We enjoy Alison's snark. :)
Then, KO :loveya: :loveya:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:34 PM
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50. *thumpthumpthump - thumpthumpthump*
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:17 PM
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28. Hi Pats!
:hi:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:25 PM
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39. My favorite commie-pinko
How are you? :hi:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:34 PM
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49. I'm FABULOUS, thanks!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:34 PM by crispini
Nothing like the nice clean feeling that comes with getting all the bills straightened out. Ahhhhhh. How you doin?
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:37 PM
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55. Pretty darn well
and waiting for the weekend. Knowing that we have a party here on Fridays, it's so nice of KO to do a two-hour show tomorrow.

And yes, darling, you are FABULOUS! :)
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:21 PM
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32. Hi Patsy.
:hi:

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:27 PM
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42. I just read the thread
I hope you're getting help for your doggie. Sorry to hear he's not doing well. Best of luck and I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Also, how much fun would it be to work for HGTV? Keeping my fingers crossed there, too.

:hi:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:20 PM
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31. Anyone else here worried about security tomorrow?
I pray for the safety of all those innocent people, that no harm may come to them.

I just have a really bad feeling about all this. :scared:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:24 PM
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38. Rev., I've also had a bad feeling about this funeral
You're not alone about that.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:36 PM
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53. It'll be fine, Rev, I'm sure.
(of course, I have all the psychic abilities of a block of wood, so there ya go.)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:39 PM
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60. Aren't witches made of wood?
Do you weigh the same as a duck?

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:41 PM
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64. LOL!
They put this nose on me! It's a fake nose!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:42 PM
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66. Very small rocks? Gravy! n/t
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:39 PM
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58. Not any more than I used to be. . .
. . . they're mostly just mad at US, anyway. :shrug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:41 PM
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63. Good point.
Aim the rage at the intended target.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:22 PM
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33. Howdy All
If there are any Catholics among our group, please don't take this the wrong way, but I'm so very tired of all this Pope news. Just as I was so very tired of all the Schiavo news when it was happening.

We have young men and women who are continuing to die in Iraq and Afghanistan and I have heard practically zilch about this for weeks now. You would never know there was a war. :rant:

Sorry for the rant. I'm just feeling depressed. I've been out of work for over a year, my savings are gone and now so is my unemployment money and I have zero prospects. I've got to find something soon or I will be in deep poo. I went through a career change and learned a whole new career and now I find that hiring in what was a hot field has turned soft. Sorry I'm ranting again. Excuse me.

Hope everyone is doing well. Sheridan says "WOOF" to his friends. :)



:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: for our missing Keith.

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:23 PM
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35. GROUP HUG TIME.
:grouphug:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:26 PM
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40. Ditto
:grouphug: Sorry to hear about your difficulties Grey!
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:51 PM
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88. Yep
:grouphug:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:30 PM
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44. Grey, I reached that point a couple of days ago. Worst case of . . .
. . . the blue meanies or the mean reds I've experienced in recent memory.
:nuke:
. :-(

Here's a hug :hug: because I can totally relate (except for employment -- at least not at present).
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:30 PM
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45. Hugs, Grey.
I'm not in that situation, as of yet, but I am out of work.
I have very little savings because I haven't received but $500 in child support in three years.
I am also having trouble finding something in my field; however, I plan to take something in clerical if I can find something in that until I find what I want.
Have you applied at any temp-to-hire agencies?
Some income is better than none.
:hug:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:33 PM
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48. Hey, Greylyn!
Absolutely, :grouphug:

Stay here and we'll get you drunk and make you laugh. :)
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:46 PM
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73. Shaking my head
I hope you can find something soon Grey. I share your disgust with the failure of our media, as a whole, to bring to light the reality of what the ** administration has done to this country.

Sometimes you just have to vent. No need to apologize. :hug:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:24 PM
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36. Hello all
I was here on time, but I got "nudged" by my daughter. Sigh... LOL

Tell me about the two hour presentation? What's this?

Come home Keef. We miss you! :loveya:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:32 PM
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46. Hi, Syd! Our darling is presenting a 2-hour Countdown show tomorrow.
For Keith -- pick this up on your way in, honey! :loveya:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:27 PM
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41. Obligatory floates for the music department's use of Beck's
"I'm a Loser" after Oddball.

:loveya:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:40 PM
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61. Right on!
:loveya:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:32 PM
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47. As long as we're sharing...
My mom is in the hospital again. She fell out of her bed early this morning, and they took her in to check for broken bones, etc. No broken bones, but they are curious about her overall health. Dad said the doctor called her condition "a puzzlement."

I'm going to wait until tomorrow to decide if I need to go down there. Fortunately, they took her to a local hospital, so Dad's OK to drive back and forth.

Life... it happens. :(
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:35 PM
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51. Hi, Rev.
So sorry to hear about your tsuris. I hope you don't have to make the trip because you find that she's doing much better tomorrow.

:grouphug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:36 PM
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54. Thanks, Patsy.
How are you doing today? It's nice to see you again. :)
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:40 PM
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62. Nice to see you, too.
I'm doing well, thanks. I hope this cheers you up:



Because this MJ story isn't making me very cheery. :puke:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:42 PM
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68. That'll do just fine, thanks!
Really now, aren't we due for some GOOD news??
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:44 PM
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71. Charles and Camilla are clearly cursed.
That's good news to me. :)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:46 PM
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75. LOL.
It will be a miracle if that wedding happens at all.
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:37 PM
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56. Sorry to hear abt your mom, Rev.
Does you mom ever experience vertigo?
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:45 PM
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72. Not that I know of.
Dad said she was thrashing all night, so he got up and moved to the hide-a-bed in the middle of the night. It's amazing he heard her call out at all (he takes the hearing aids out at night).

At least with all this testing, they might actually find something they can do for her. I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude right now.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:38 PM
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57. Hug for you
:hug:

Here's some good news all 'round: if I recall correctly, the Mercury retrograde should end on the 11th. So that should ease off on some of the negativity. :thumbsup:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:44 PM
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70. I hope so!
Everyone I know is having a horrible time of it.
My grandma's sick and had to go to a nursing home because she's too tired to do therapy in a hospital, too.
Most of my friends - both virtual and in real life - are also experiencing negative times.
It's been a particularly bad few weeks.

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #57
78. That's Monday, right?
When, perhaps, we'll finally have a return to "normal" Countdown with Keith! :bounce:
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:42 PM
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67. Sorry to hear about your Mom
:hug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:49 PM
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83. Thanks.
:hug: She just doesn't need this on top of everything else. (who does?)
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:43 PM
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69. So sorry to hear about your Mom Rev
I hope she is feeling better very soon.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:53 PM
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93. Thanks, Sydnie and Clark.
You guys are the best! :grouphug:

Syd, it's nice to see you back. Botany has been "grasping" for inspiration for Gull Bay installments. Really, he does his best work when you're around. :)
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:01 PM
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108. Thanks sweetie
I have had a crazy couple of weeks and the next three look even worse. I have to cover for someone else's THREE WEEK vacation, along with my regular work starting this weekend. Talk about no rest for the wanna be wicked! I will be the walking dead!

I will have to send Botany some pms or something to get him back in the groove! I miss his installments as well.

To top all that off, I went to the doctor myself today. I am having a bit of discharge from my breasts so they sent me to a surgeon. He has ordered an ultrasound TOMORROW, so I have to try to squeeze that in as well. He didn't find any masses, thank goodness, but it worries me just a bit at the speed with which they are moving on this.

Keeping my fingers crossed that things turn out to be nothing. Say a prayer for me Rev, please. I don't have much "religion" myself, but maybe a good word from you might help! :hug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:04 PM
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111. Consider it done.
Be glad you have a good doctor. I can't stand the ones who say "oh, it's probably nothing," then DO NOTHING.

Peace, Sydnie. :hug:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:46 PM
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76. Hug, Rev.
:hug:

I really hope we all have a breath of fresh air, soon!
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:39 PM
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59. For Clark....
Try here if your baby's getting worse tonight...

it's the DU Pets forum....I have to sign off for awhile...good luck!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:42 PM
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65. Sounds like many of the KOEB are going through some rough times
:grouphug:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:48 PM
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79. Tellin ya, it's been the absolute PITS.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #65
86. It's something in the air
or in the White House.

Hey, WP. It's times like this that the KOEB shines in its sense of community. It's a nice place to come and hang.

For the KOEB/ASTB: :loveya:

Saving democracy one :grouphug: at a time. :)
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:00 PM
Original message
Awwww
"Saving democracy one :grouphug: at a time."

:hi: Patsy

I like that. This IS a fantastic group. Considering all of our posts, I do not recall a single flame war, and I remember only one deleted post.

To the KOEB/ASTB :toast:

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:11 PM
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118. "drive-bys" don't count.
We're still pure, in my book. (and that's saying a lot!) O8)
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:31 PM
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130. We disagree on very few things
and we're even organized enough to take a poll when we do. :)

:yourock: KOEB/ASTB
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:46 PM
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74. Ok, Tim Vincent?
HoTTTTTT. With many, many T's. :9
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:48 PM
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77. AHEM!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:49 PM
Response to Reply #77
81. Oh, I love google image search.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #77
89. OK, now THAT made me feel better!
At the very least, I felt my blood pressure rise. (ahem) :evilgrin:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:54 PM
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95. Gotta love the Brits...
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:52 PM
Response to Reply #77
90. Post a photo of Keith or HD or Sparky. I'd like to see a man, please, LOL!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:53 PM
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91. HD?

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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:54 PM
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96. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! . . . er, what was you asked? Oh! - Howard Dean!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:56 PM by WhirlyGirl
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:56 PM
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99. Oh, I took him out of my photo album, sorry... n/t
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:57 PM by Patsy Stone
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:00 PM
Response to Reply #96
107. Here's my contribution to group morale:








and, of course: the mysterious stranger in Patsy's pool:

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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #107
115. Howard! *pant-pant* -- and GROVELBOT!!
Floaties for groovy Grovvy -- :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #115
134. Missed KO, in his almost . . .
. . . ALTOGETHER the first time.

Everyone should be starting to feel a little better by now! :loveya:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #107
116. Very nice, Rev...
Yum!

I found this a couple of days ago and meant to post it over in the clubhouse. It seemed like an appropriate theme. :)

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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:33 PM
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132. Yes, let's all go there. . . just not all at the same time, okay? :-)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:10 PM
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117. Ok, we need some fresh beefcake.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #117
169. Did you know that this guy went on to a career in politics?
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:17 PM
Response to Reply #107
122. Well if we're gonna post cute men photos
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 08:18 PM by Greylyn58
I have one to add from a favorite TV show that was canceled but none the less had some incredibly hunky guys. This one was and is my favorite.
Ezra Standish. A real babe. Love a cowboy, just not the fake one currently squatting in the WH.



:loveya: :loveya: :woohoo: :woohoo: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:21 PM
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124. Never seen him before. Not bad! :)
What show was that?
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #124
133. It was The Magnificent Seven
it was on CBS 1998- 1999 before they axed it. Had an incredible cast, Micheal Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff, Ron Perlman, Anthony Starke, and Rick Worthy.

Terribly handsome men all. Anthony is the picture I posted. He played a Gambler. Very Yummy!!

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:55 PM
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98. Oooh! Double yum!
:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:00 PM
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106. Four times
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:02 PM
Response to Reply #106
109. I love that pic!
Ah, honesty, integrity, and good looks... :loveya:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:06 PM
Response to Reply #109
113. Yes, imagine the possibilities...
Both, so hot. :loveya:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:55 PM
Response to Reply #77
97. Come do the EDVs like 'em skinny & gay?
Alison would kill this one.

And my Steph wouldn't even bother.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:57 PM
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101. We'd be happy to drool over you, too, Botany.
Where's the pool-pic? :evilgrin:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:59 PM
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104. Only if he RE-WRITES that Gull Bay chapter.
:nuke:
. :grr:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:25 PM
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148. NO WAY!!! That's classic literature and sacrosanct. There are probably
PhD theses being planned around it even now! No, he can't rewrite these "historical documents" (thanks for the phrase, Condi) - but he can always write a new chapter!

And he really outdid himself with those Norwegian cross-country skiers! He knows how to cheer up a whole group of sad women - I have to wonder what Steph's waiting for!? :P
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:49 PM
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155. re: "Historical Documents"
Condi stole that from "Galaxy Quest." :P

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:03 PM
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159. OMG! You're right!!!! More evidence that she's a space alien herself!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 10:04 PM by Nothing Without Hope
One of my favorite funny movies and I never made the connection! Well, this Tom Tomorrow cartoon explains why the context came to her so naturally. I've been posting this one all over the place, so you may already have seen it. You can tell it's FICTION, because no way Blitzer would ever have the nads to stand up to the neocons, and the Dems seem to be developing some spine!

Cartoon title: "Scandal in the Modern Era" (http://www.workingforchange.com/comic.cfm?itemid=18799 )

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:25 PM
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160. That is precisely why I thought of GQ (no, not THAT GQ!).
But Condi's no Thermian. I think she's Cardassian. (sorry for mixing my sci-fi metaphors!)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:34 PM
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161. Probably true, but I think Rummy looks like this GQ guy behind his
avuncular, smiling face;



and Karl Rove has his soul mate in this one:



It's a case of art imitating life - but the art is much easier to laugh at.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:42 PM
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162. "He turned inside-out . . . and he exploded, too."
I'm waiting..... :evilgrin:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:47 PM
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163. Yeah - but I really don't want to see what's inside Karl Rove...
...they deliberately made that scene in the movie gross - but I don't think even computerized special effects could match the horror of what that inoffensive-looking little lumpish, potato-like man holds hidden behind those dead eyes.
:scared:

Can you IMAGINE the sheer number of horrible secrets he knows? I suppose that's real power to some.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #163
164. Eeeeeeeeeeeewww!
You sure got that right! :scared:

Hope, you've been a breath of fresh air tonight. Thanks for the laughs!

I'm turning in. Something tells me tomorrow is going to be a very long day (and it's my day off, too).

Good night, Hope! :hug:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:00 PM
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167. Good night, Cheese!
Wonderful the way we all cheered each other up! And wasn't Botany a hero, bringing in a whole team of Norwegian cross-country skiers to maroon at the Crimson River Lodge with us! He really knows what gifts to give real ladies!
:loveya:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:23 PM
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176. 'He knows how to cheer up a whole group of sad women' - Hope
LOL! -- all except the allegedly dead ones.

Wait til Bo loses YOU in a violent storm at sea, or under an abandoned mine cave-in, or down a dry well, Hope -- then we'll see how "sacrosanct" it is! ;-)

I'm calling my agent. Hear that, Bo? Too bad for those doctoral candidates; a revision is in order.
:nuke:
. :mad:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #97
103. He reminds me of my misspent youth
and my big ol' crush on Duran Duran. ;)
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:49 PM
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80. LOL! The Brits have their choice of horses on two channels!
And more will be watching the Grand National than the "Royal Wedding".

Tee Hee.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:50 PM
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84. K, someone cooler than I, what's a PSP?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #84
92. I am tivoing and I am a bit behind but
are they talking about the Play Station Portable maybe? (PSP)
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:54 PM
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94. Who has a teenager? LOL
Hi, sydnie! :hi:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:04 PM
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112. Hi Pats
My kids are not interested in getting a PSP. You could have knocked me over with a feather when they admitted that!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:29 PM
Response to Reply #112
128. Wow!
That's amazing and wonderful. You must be so proud. :)

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:51 PM
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87. MJ: "Don't get wet, you'll melt." SNORF.
I love this song. Extra floaties for the audio production crew. :loveya:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:56 PM
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100. This satellite stuff has been around for at least three years.
Mapquest was doing it back then. Why are people so torqued up about it?
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:58 PM
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102. Right?
I can do it right now. In fact a major map company in the UK has it in even more detail. Why now? Because it's Google?
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:00 PM
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105. Google's motto is "Don't be evil?"
aka "Don't be Microsoft?" :P
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:02 PM
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110. GAH! Dan Abrams is wearing the most awful outfit!
Suit not bad, tie not bad but TOGETHER?!
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:07 PM
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114. I'll tell ya - he would seriously benefit from the TLC of the KOEB.
Give us a week, we'll give the world a first-class cutie-pie!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #114
119. Yep.
And I've changed my mind about that brown striped suit he's wearing. It's far too pimpadelic.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:14 PM
Response to Reply #119
120. Maybe Keith could give him the grey suit.
with LOTS of alterations, of course. :evilgrin:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:20 PM
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123. Now THAT would take a lot of alterations. Oh, and:
Lenny Kravitz, anyone?


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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:12 PM
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145. I'd feel safer with that grey suit made into something very small
like squirrel nest lining or something. The drab color would provide camouflage from hawks, which is the best thing I can say about it. :(
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:23 PM
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147. "squirrel nest lining."
:rofl: you crack me up!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:33 PM
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150. Good!
We all need some good belly laughs tonight.

I don't think squirrels can distinguish fine shades of colors, and it would be on the dark inside of the nest anyway, so the color wouldn't offend anyone - squirrels or us. Keef would go on with his life, little realizing how it had been improved, apparently.

You know, most squirrel nests I'm familiar with are those stickwads up in the trees, but if the squirrel had a nest like THIS, NOBODY'D have to see that nest lining:

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:17 PM
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121. HUGS TO ALL OF YOU...
The bestest of the best of DU. :grouphug:

Tomorrow will be better. I'm counting on it.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:23 PM
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125. Oh, look what I found. Good for a laugh.
:evilgrin:

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:25 PM
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126. I guess the "mystery" is solved!
Not that I ever doubted...

I love the Scots (I'm 1/8th, myself).
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:28 PM
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127. don't you just love the expression on his face?
such a funny sly little grin. priceless.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:32 PM
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131. kind of reminds me of the bleever.
I don't know why. :shrug:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:13 PM
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172. Well, I am one fifth Scotch.
Or, I've got a fifth of Scotch in me...

Does anyone feel a breeze? Or is it just me?

:shrug:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:17 PM
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174. Bleever!!! You made it!!! A breeze, huh?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 11:19 PM by Nothing Without Hope
I think it's just you. Did you forget something this morning? :evilgrin:

Yeah, the Scots are and have been amazing adventurers and world-travelers. Probably some Scots in all of us, whether we know it or not. Those guys really got around!

And then there are the people with ONE-FIFTH scot(ch) in them...
:hangover:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:03 AM
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179. I think from the expression on this guy's face, it's not a matter of
"forgetting". He was intimately aware of what was open air.

And Yay for the Scots and the Irish, and the Welsh too, since they were kind to me while I hiked their coast.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #179
180. More poetry
"He was intimately aware of what was open air." :hi:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:14 AM
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182. Oh yeah, he's really enjoying the joke
I hope he wasn't punished too severely for a little nonregulation airing. He's got more medals on his chest that most of them; he's a brave fellow with a sense of humor I have to admire.

Hiking the coasts of Scotland, Ireland and Wales - what a dream! Did you take any photos or just take it all in with your eyes? If there are photos, I'd love to see them somehow. (I paint and often like to include landscape and seascape features that resonate for me.)
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:30 PM
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129. That CAN'T be real!
:rofl:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:38 PM
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151. Actually, I think it is - I remember hearing the story
but not how the guy paid for his prank. I'm sure the queen was, as they say, not amused, though the Queen Mum probably had a good chuckle. She was always the most human of them all. Too bad more of her genes didn't get passed down.

First time I've seen the picture - thanks! The expression on his face...!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:45 PM
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154. You gotta love Google Images!


LOL! I loved the Queen Mum. :loveya:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:54 PM
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157. Everyone loved the Queen Mum. It was her great gift.
As for Yoda in women's clothes ... I'm not THAT desperate!

He does look good in the blue hat, but that blanket is the same color as Keith's grey suit! Ugh!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:38 PM
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135. Cheer up everybody ..... because ....... The EDVs will spend the night @
The Crimson River Bar over looking the tidal flats of Gull Bay.

Yes, it was supposed to be ladies night at the Bar. Some entered with
heavy hearts and a case of the estrogen blues. But after entering the
bar and seeing each other their spirits picked up. Drinks and food
were on the house for this closed party. Sparky was working the bar
but was gone for extended stays in the boiler room so the vixens
fixed their own drinks as they danced on the bar to old Motown songs
from the juke box.

Out back the cold water of CC creek was flowing into a Bleever pond
and the stars were dancing overhead. Below the Bleever pond the
creek fell on rocks and tumbled into the Crimson River. Which earlier
in the day had yielded up a 18 pound salmon. Syndie was cooking it over
the great hearth in the C.R.B.. The smell of fresh salmon, ripe fruits, and
estrogen wafted out the front door of the bar.

As luck would have it a bus load of Norwegian cross country skiers had
broken down out front and they found their way into the bar. Petre the
leader of the group explained his gang could not speak much English
but needed a place to stay.

The EDVs laughed and said, "We speak the international tongue of love."
and they could earn their keep w/ "Uff daa" work. One of the EDV's
brother was working as the local cop, blocked off the drive to the CRB
and laughed to himself and thought, "Those will be some tired Scandinavians
in the morning." He then set up his video tape camera and thought
of the money he would make selling the tape so long as the men made it
out alive.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:44 PM
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136. Cross country skiers eh?
Did they look like this?

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:00 PM
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140. Norwegians?
LOL. :yourock:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:05 PM
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142. Oh Botany!!! You are WONDERFUL!!! Uff da!!
The EDVs laughed and said, "We speak the international tongue of love."
and they could earn their keep w/ "Uff daa" work. One of the EDV's
brother was working as the local cop, blocked off the drive to the CRB
and laughed to himself and thought, "Those will be some tired Scandinavians
in the morning." He then set up his video tape camera and thought
of the money he would make selling the tape so long as the men made it
out alive.


That is clearly INSPIRED!!! I feel better already! Oh, if Steph only knew what she was missing, she'd be after you for sure. But you have to tell her that we still need you too!
:loveya: :hug:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:20 PM
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146. THIS batch of Norwegian X-country skiers looks like they're trying to
escape!!! What did you tell them, Botany??
:spank: :blush:

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:30 PM
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149. Well, they may be scared
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 09:34 PM by Patsy Stone
Because sometimes we trend more towards this type of paperback:


:)

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:52 PM
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156. Yeah, maybe they were a little nervous after all...but I still bet Botany
was explaining to them about what KOEB EDVs are all about. From the picture, they looked like they preferred to take their chances with the Frozen North rather than stay by our fireside. Imagine! :evilgrin:

By the way, THAT lady's bodice looks like it's already been ripped! ;)
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:55 PM
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178. As luck would have it,
there was no luck to be had.

What had seemed at first like a situation delicious with possibilities, in fact the electricity met with cold, wet water at every turn, starting with blonde Norse adonises tramping straight in, evincing not the slightest hint of any acquaintance with the notion of the Wiping of the Feet that each EDV cherished deep within even the wildest, most atavistic corner of her breast.

But this was but a speed bump on the road of love, nothing that couldn't be forgotten as soon as the things in the trunk stopped bouncing around.

The EDVs were, if anything, the hardiest bunch ever assembled, gathered together as they were under the shadow of a monolithic assault on democracy. They wielded the mighty broadsword of true belief, and were anyone to make a painting depicting their power and glory to put on the cover of a rock and roll album, there would certainly be gleaming thigh muscles and tattered animal skins failing to conceal the beauty and the power they adorned. Their determination was beyond question.

But the Norse paragons of male pulchritude made one small, but crucial error: they opened their mouths, and they started speaking.

The one in front, though not the largest, and perhaps not the most handsome, had nonetheless a compelling quality about him. Maybe it was the way he filled his chest as he surveyed the EDVs. Maybe it was the fact that he was at the front of the group as they entered. Maybe it was because he was the first to open his big yap. But open it he did, though internally with a slight panic, knowing that he must speak first, but daunted by the fire in the eye of each of these magnificent women whose power rested not idly in their beauty, but flamed outwards in their posture, radiating curiosity and indominatibility.

But he was Lars. Everyone on the bus knew what that meant, and Lars was determined that these women with the challenging look in their eyes would know it too. His mind raced back over the last American election, raking through for something that would show his unnaturally clever grasp of the workings of man, and by extension, the workings of woman.

Lars had chosen his line, and looked over the group of EDVs for a moment, for effect. Smiling, and with a certain air of patronage that had always served him well, he added a little nasal twang to his voice for extra effect.

"President Bush, A-number One! Mandate! You betcha!" He winked and used the side of his mouth to make a clicking noise of approval. In almost perfect unison, the adonises in the phalanx behind him repeated the clicking noise.

Somewhere in the back, one EDV failed to stifle an eruption of laughter. Some got pleased looks in their eyes that spoke not of the delights of love, but of the delights of kicking the asses of idiots. Slowly a murmer of discontent and untapped rage built in the room, and the commotion reached all corners of the Crimson River Bar, even deep into the cool concrete-walled basement where sparky had gone to check the, uh, compression on the beer kegs, yeah, that's it, and he had been fortunate enough to secure the vital aid of his spiritual advisor, who was also an able and willing hand in any number of circumstances. Gently pushing his spiritual advisor off him, sparky hurried up, where he met bleever who had been irrigating his wingey eye, and botany, who had left his feverish attempts to dial in to a radio program to investigate the brewing tumult.

It was less than a moment, the time it took for botany and sparks and bleever to understand what was about to happen. Those poor Nordic bastards.

And besides, who could stand by and watch an EDV bloody her knuckles when they could step in with the "gallant" thing, kick some Euro-Fascist butt, and gain some points with the best gals in the world at the same time? Instinct had served the three well, as they came equipped with large cartoon balloons that read BIFF! WHAM! and POW! as they proceeded to toss those identically dressed buffoons out the door of their sanctuary, their Shangri-La.

The fevered bosoms of the EDVs were heaving as sparky, botany, and bleever came back through the door. In unison, they looked at each other, smiled, and said in chorus, "Who needs a drink?"
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:14 AM
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181. bleever, if my sig weren't enough evidence of your . . .
. . . writing ability, this piece removes all doubt. I have to say I savored every word of this episode . . .

. . . even though the fact still remains that, thanks to literary events beyond my control occurring over the past weekend, I wasn't in it. :-(
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:32 AM
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186. "Oh, bleeeeeeeeever," she breathed, "You are my heeeeero...
...and I'd like another Guinness, please.." :beer:

The EDVs looked at each other and shook their heads. How could they have, even for a minute, imagined that those big hulking Norwegian cross-country skiers could match the beloved he-men of the ASTB? Foolish, foolish impulse, no doubt brought on by estrogen excess fogging the brain:
:nuke: :nuke: :crazy: :nuke: :nuke:
"There's no place like home!" they realized, as a faint, muffled shout of "Uff DAAAAAH!!!" floated in from the direction of the storeroom. Now where WAS that bartender??

The politically obtuse skiers were sent out to find their own damn clubhouse:

and the saddest thing was that they never knew what they had missed!

In the distance, the light from the fireplace showed through the KOEB clubhouse windows as the lights went out, one by one, except for the ones on the video setup outside the storeroom window. Squinting slightly in one eye between takes, bleever reflected on the many challenges and rewards of association with the KOEB EDVs. Worth it, he decided. Definitely worth it.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:59 PM
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139. Hello people, reading through this thread I was struck with
first, how many sad and scary things are happening among us (I have my own as well, though I'd rather not go into it now), and
second, how, near the end of the thread, you guys have cheered yourselves.
Botany and Sparky were here a little while, which added to the good feeling. (No Botany, I do not prefer the looks of thin young men, gay or not. I like them to be MEN, but then I am older too.)

First came the hugs and mutual affection and support,
then came the hunk eye-candy. Love that Scottish guy!

So I'm here quite late, but glad to see you all. I know nothing about dogs and little about human medicine. I do know about the horrible feeling of being jobless and afraid.

I am hoping for better times ahead for us all.
:grouphug:

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:02 PM
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141. Hey, Hope
The thread is almost manageable enough tonight and I can finally say hi!

:grouphug:

Always look on the bright side of life... :)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:09 PM
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143. Hello Patsy! Yes, and it's easier to see the bright side with a
supporting community of friends and some cheery reminders of some good things. And didn't Botany come through big-time for us? What a sweetie! (In a manly, non-estrogenous way, of course)

TTTTB!
:toast: :grouphug:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:10 PM
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144. Very much a manly way...
:) TTTTB! :toast:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:40 PM
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152. Here's another image to smile about - though not as titillating...
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:43 PM
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153. And a few laughs at the expense of Jerry Falwell...


"The Reverend Jerry Falwell is feeling much better after being in the hospital last week. He's doing much better. Today, doctors upgraded him from critical to judgmental." Jay Leno
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:58 PM
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158. Nature Photo for the night - another one from that UK "wallpaper of the
day site"

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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:54 PM
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165. Hi Hope
Comcast crashed just after I made my first post. Hope it stays up for awhile, just got back on. :mad:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:04 PM
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168. Hi Sparky - glad to see you despite Comcast!
If you've read through the thread, you know this was an unusual night. We were all feeling blue for good reasons, and there was a lot of hugging, then many posts of various people's ideas of hunk-eye-candy, then the laughs began. And you won't believe how Botany came through tonight with another installment in the Gull Bay saga.

Cheese and I were just discussing the parallels of science fiction, especially Galaxy Quest, with the Bush Administration. Did you like GQ too? I must admit I hadn't connected Condi with plagiarizating of that key phrase "historical documents" before...

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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:09 PM
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170. I loved Galaxy Quest
Don't know how long I'll be on, it keeps going of and on.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:15 PM
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173. Well, it's nice to have you here even between the phaseouts.
Did you see CC's new efforts for banners for the ASTB guys? You have got to check these out - they're at almost the very end of this thread, though I'm sure she'll post them in the clubhouse too.

Galaxy Quest still makes me laugh, even after all the times I've seen it. Genius! They must have had fun making it, the people really seem to be having a good time.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:18 PM
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175. I saw the ones she made
and saved them. Still can't get to some sites like cnn. Only a few of my bookmarks work. I called and they said it was a national DNS problem.

I thought Sigorney Weaver was great in that. :loveya:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:26 PM
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177. Oh, yes, SW was terrific in GQ - she and Alan Rickman and the aliens
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 11:28 PM by Nothing Without Hope
and most of all the writing carried it. Although now that I'm thinking about it, I'm remembering that there was great stuff from ALL the actors. SW knew exactly how to play a woman put into the role of a bimbo and resenting it but making the best of it. And who knew she could do comedy like that! So many people can't. She was a good surprise in that movie and I do suspect she got a kick out of it.

That movie always makes me feel good.

For you:



And I LOVED the aliens:



The way they moved and talked was priceless! and the love scene with tentacles!



Edited to add: That was the FIRST time I heard the phrase, "Get a room, guys!" The next time was here in the KOEB, more than once! ;)
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:57 PM
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166. Hi all a quick drive by
Big :hug: 's to all. I can't offer much but to send positive thoughts to all. I see Botany showed up to do his part to cheer the KOEB up with another great chapter.
I did finally make something for the guys.



and



though think I needed to add muse.

Can't find my cold creek photos (on a cd somewhere) so going to leave a military macaw.

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:12 PM
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171. Wow, CC - these are just EXCELLENT!!!
It's important for our guys to know how much they're appreciated, and I think you've done a major job on that. Can't wait to hear what they say! You even got Sparky's little "KOEB Rules" guy in the shades!

Wot talent! And wot a great group you've given it to!
:toast:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:16 AM
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183. Before I lay me down to sleep,
I thank you for this post, which catches AS in a good shot where you can see the balance between being "pretty" (which she is, but so are a million girls) and being smart and funny (which is a WAY smaller group).

We like her not because she aspires to imitate some ideal, but because she's herself, using her own hand gestures and facial expressions without worrying about what she "should" look like.

Okay, now do I have to go shopping? I think I'd skip the polling. Maybe a gift certificate to Pottery Barn? That's romantic, right?

Hands? Anyone? Anyone?

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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:27 AM
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184. Alison doesn't try to be a female version . . .
Edited on Fri Apr-08-05 12:32 AM by WhirlyGirl
. . . of Keith; yet by being true to herself and her own style -- as bleever noted immediately above -- in a sense she IS emulating KO!

The banners are awesome, Ferretessa!
:loveya:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:45 AM
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187. A gift certificate to Pottery Barn?? Oh bleev, you DO need us ;-)
By the way, I'm going to post the three-chapter Norwegian Skier installment in the Gull Bay saga in the clubhouse. This belongs to the ages!
:toast:
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WhirlyGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 12:30 AM
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185. Clark, look for a PM instead of an e-mail.
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