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Max The Magnificent
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re: Monk fish croon their soothing songs of snooze...
Max The Magnificent   10/29/2012 3:11:57 PM
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LOL

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WKetel   10/27/2012 11:07:10 PM
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My favorite line to append to a description of something unpleasant to do is " not nearly as much fun as it sounds like", as in "emergency drain snaking at 10:30 PM on Saturday evening is not nearly as much fun as it sounds like". Or "Rushing the child to the hospital emergency room is not nearly as much fun as it sounds like". It also can be attached to many descriptions of tasks assigned by a pointy haired boss similar to the "Dilbert" model.

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Max The Magnificent   10/19/2012 4:34:22 PM
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If it's anything like as good as "The Disappearing Spoon" by the same author then it will be brilliant -- I can't wait to read it myself -- I just have too much on my plate at the moment...

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antedeluvian   10/19/2012 4:31:51 PM
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I'm reading it because you mentioned it some time back.

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 3:28:12 PM
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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Some Poems Rhyme, But this one doesn't :-)

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MarvA   10/18/2012 3:24:33 PM
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How about a twist on the more conventional meter? "Faces are red. Screens are blue. Windows sucks, but what else can we do?" I know, I know. Linux et all, but try to introduce that into my household.

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:42:57 PM
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"The Violinist's Thumb" is sitting on the shelf behind me crying out to be read ... it's the next one on my list after I've finished reading the current batch :-)

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antedeluvian   10/18/2012 1:27:47 PM
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Doorkeeper: "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously." (Actually a quote from Noam Chomsky as discussed in "The Violinist's Thumb" by Sam Kean.)

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:19:21 PM
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I can no longer hear the word Haiku without thinking of "Spam Haiku" http://www.kbeamer.com/spam_haiku.html For example... Blue can of steel what promise do you hold? salt flesh so ripe My friend pork shoulder I return to you. this time I've brought mayonnaise And who dares mock Spam? you? you? you are not worthy of one rich pink fleck

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vapats   10/18/2012 12:25:55 PM
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How about some haiku? (not mine; they're all cribbed) Windows XP crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams. Seeing my great fault Through darkening blue windows I begin again Errors have occurred. They won't tell you where or why; Lazy programmers. Login incorrect. Only perfect spellers may enter this system. wind catches lily scatt'ring petals to the wind: segmentation fault First snow, then silence. This thousand dollar screen dies so beautifully. The Tao that is seen Is not the true Tao, until You bring fresh toner. Yesterday it worked Today it is not working Windows is like that To have no errors Would be life without meaning No struggle, no joy You step in the stream, but the water has moved on. This page is not here. Hal, open the file Hal, open the damn file, Hal open the file, please Hal The ten thousand things How long do any persist? Netscape, too, has gone. Serious error. All shortcuts have disappeared. Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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