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She says she'll be in Boston next week.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 7:42 PM
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The very face of environmentalist something or another.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:05 PM
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Technocracy, I'd think.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:09 PM
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This is great. On Mondays they have a new Mormon bartender. (A close friend of mine, of course.)


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:16 PM
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If I am still in New York on the 9th, I'll try to come up with some plausible non-blog-mentioning story to tell the people I'm visiting so I can make it. But I'm probably not going to be there.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:32 PM
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3: TechnoCRAZY!


Posted by: peter1 | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:34 PM
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when is she coming to Virginia to see Stanley and me?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:37 PM
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5: Surely you can be kidnapped by itinerant herring jugglers or something for the evening.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:37 PM
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5. Just say it's a lady. Be tight-lipped about the details. People will understand. Unless they're your girlfriend.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:39 PM
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You can really only use the itinerant herring jugglers excuse once before people start to get suspicious.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:42 PM
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How do you figure? You're laying the groundwork for an abiding interest. Plus, they're itinerant, so who knows when one will come through the neighborhood.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 8:45 PM
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You can tell when one's getting close when you hear the chimes playing this jaunty tune. Gather your spare change quick when you hear it and line up with the other kids to buy your herring!


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:15 PM
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Boston! Next week? Hang out on Tuesday?

Virginia! Sometime? Hang out at some point ever?

eb - I am so serene about two Monday's from now. I will run you to the ground in some city or other. All your moving isn't going to throw me off track forever.


The very face of environmentalist something or another.

Preachiness. Apocalypticism. Self-righteousness.



Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:20 PM
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New Yorkers, I am so glad we have plans. Also, I have some time during the day, if any of you are game to meet on the side and gossip about the others.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:22 PM
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Tangential: Hey, I just read the post from the archives about dancing outside, and it's great -- I completely understand it. Made me smile.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:26 PM
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Thank God my roots are in a society that lacks the institution of the high school reunion.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:28 PM
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I expect to be scarred by the experience. I'm interested in how people turned out, but I actually liked very, very few of my classmates, and have confirmed that at least one of the people I'd have been delighted to see again will not be there. Mostly, I plan to spend the evening slinking around the corners of the room feeling apologetically socially inept and unloved.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:32 PM
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I'm looking forward to my high school reunion. Getting back in touch with everyone after eight years,thanks to Facebook, still does not enable one to easily re-start relationships beyond the mutual "Hey, you still exist" email. So the reunion should do the trick.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:35 PM
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Yoga outside is also surprisingly better than yoga inside. But it is hard to find non-conspicuous ways to dance or do yoga outside.

LB: while your husband makes easy conversation with your former classmates?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:35 PM
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Buck isn't going; I'll be slinking apologetically solo.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:36 PM
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I'm interested in how people turned out, but I actually liked very, very few of my classmates

It's just as well that there isn't one of these in my future. I found it difficult to turn down one particular job out of grad school because accepting it would have meant I could then have gone back home and stuck it to all the people who were mean to me in school. I just barely had the sense to resist this line of thinking juvenile wish-fulfillment.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:43 PM
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But it is hard to find non-conspicuous ways to dance or do yoga outside.

Heh, there used to be a guy who did yoga and tai chi on the grass while waiting for the bus in Northampton* when I lived there. It was great. I admired him; but then again, it wasn't that weird, there. Nobody stared, particularly.

* You don't pronounce the "h" in that either.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:43 PM
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Nor-Tampton"?


Posted by: peter1 | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:46 PM
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* You don't pronounce the "h" in that either.

I give up! Why aren't all your cities named for saints, like they should be?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:46 PM
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Angels and saints? Sweetheart, if you were in the northeast, you'd have to deal with Lake Monomonack, Mount Monadnock and such.

North-ampton. Not North-hampton.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:53 PM
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I will go to this if I can get a sitter.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 9:55 PM
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Lake Monomonack

Do do do-do-do.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:20 PM
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[I think I've left a comment to this effect before]

I'd probably have gone to my 10th high school reunion but the invitation did not reach me until after it had taken place. (Not entirely their fault, as it was forwarded from an old address.)


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:22 PM
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What is Oakland the patron saint of?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:24 PM
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drunkenness and exhaustion.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:33 PM
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What is Oakland the patron saint of?

Vacancy.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:51 PM
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So no celebrations of the Feast of Maximum Occupancy. That's a shame.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 10:55 PM
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I will try to make it!

I saw a couple of young Mormon missionaries rushing through traffic in the East Village today. One was clean-cut and fresh-faced; the other had done his longish hair sort of punk-rockily messy and had a sullen, triumphant look on his face and all I could think was, "My dear boy, you're about two months from sobbing your way through your first beer at Fresh Salt."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 11:25 PM
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Hey, AWB, you passed! Because of my helpful hints, right?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 11:37 PM
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I thanked profusely, as you suggested!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 11:50 PM
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I'm sure that made all the difference. Seriously, congratulations.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:22 AM
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Funny that yesterday was Fresh Salt day - I was emailing Bave about the place's name...

I actually might be around that Monday, so I'm in.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 6:23 AM
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Hey, AWB, you passed!

Tell us stories! Like, the story of the moment when you were most tempted to roll your eyes at an examiner's question. Or the moment when you realized that you could answer a question one of two ways, and either way would be guaranteed to piss off one of the examiners, and you had to decide which one it would be.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 6:25 AM
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Serious anti-kudos to Buck for sending you alone; I don't think I'd bother to go without AB.

I went to my tenth. The only people I'd stayed in touch with (or wanted to) weren't there, but another 3-4 people I liked, plus a half dozen people who were nice enough, were there, and that was enough. The rest was just laughing at fake boobs and schmucks.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 6:37 AM
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Virginia! Sometime? Hang out at some point ever?

Ok. Fine. Stanley and I will play ultimate by ourselves.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 7:00 AM
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The most annoying question by far, KR, was when my adviser asked if two of the authors I'd just been discussing ever met [significant look]. "Honestly, I have no idea." Then, if they ever worked together. "Seriously, I've never heard about this." And if one of them ever denied having known the other. Finally one of my other examiners stepped in and berated him for being annoying.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 7:52 AM
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"You know what I'm getting at, AWB. Did they ever grind their inappropriate places together?"


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 7:54 AM
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Are folks making plans for when Megan comes to DC?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 7:55 AM
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We should totally do something m-fun in Boston on Tuesday.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 8:12 AM
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There's a harbor island with a disc golf course!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 8:14 AM
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Are folks making plans for when Megan comes to DC?

Yes please! Friday night? Saturday brunch?

Sifu Tweety - I've gotten emails from other people who play Ultimate, so I'm sure we could at least play some catch. My guess is that we'll play catch for a while and then go get food somewhere.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:07 AM
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If it's a Tuesday evening, I can't make it until around 8.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:16 AM
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I don't like announcing my location in advance, in case the herring jugglers I abandoned are still trying to track me down, but I think I'll be there.


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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:36 AM
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Tweety--I had a really delicious Zombie at Deep Ellum the other night. As the waitress said, it was just a lot of juice with a little bit of rum. They use plenty of alcohol.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:38 AM
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Did they ever grind their inappropriate places together?"

Like what, the church balcony and your parent's bed? That is just strange.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:50 AM
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Pretty much all the drinks I've had there have been fantastic.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 9:53 AM
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49: This miracle fruit thing has transitioned from inside-the-fold NYT article to mass fad faster than anything I can remember. I think the article appeared, what, on Tuesday? Since then I've been hearing about it everywhere. Clearly there was massive pent-up demand for things to taste sweeter.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:04 AM
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As the waitress said, it was just a lot of juice with a little bit of rum.

I think that it's supposed to be a lot of juice with even more rum, isn't it?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:08 AM
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53: quicker'n that, I think. It's not that it makes things taste sweeter, it's that it seems so weeeeeeeiiiiird. You know you want some.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:12 AM
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You know you want some.

I love flavors, and I love tripping, so FLAVOR TRIPPING has got to be good. White people hate feeling like they're following the crowd, but maybe I should just get myself to that site already.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:19 AM
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50 was supposed to say "wasn't just a lot of juice with a little bit of rum."

And they are so enthusiastic about the drinks! I have to say that the jambalaya wasn't particularly special, although it did have plenty of shrimp.

I think that the pork with sweet potatoes au gratin is better.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:24 AM
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55: Do you get the fruit itself or a plant to grow? Is tehre an article about the miracle fruit?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:26 AM
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BG: follow the link in 49, which also includes a link to this NYTimes story


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 10:58 AM
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Should we have a Boston FLAVOR TRIPPING meetup? Signs point to yes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 11:38 AM
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Should we have a Boston FLAVOR TRIPPING meetup? Signs point to yes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 11:40 AM
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Many signs.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 11:41 AM
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That would be awesome!!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 11:45 AM
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Two people in my comments confirmed the same suggestion for Tuesday in Boston. That's as good as a decision, far as I'm concerned. Harvard Square first, to play catch for a while, then on to food somewhere.

Bostoniangirl, I'd be happy to send you my phone number so that you can find where we are at 8.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:05 PM
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That would be great, Megan. I'll be leaving the Longwood medical area around 7:30.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:17 PM
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Where are you going to play catch in Harvard Square? In the yard??


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:21 PM
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I don't know. I'm slavishly obeying my commenters. Nathan said "Cambridge Commons for disc". Would that not be visible for latecomers who arrive in Harvard Square looking for us?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:23 PM
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Oh, I wouldn't consider Cambirdge Commons Harvard Square. I guess maybe it is, under an expansive definition.

And yes, someone would need to know how to get there from the Harvard Square subway stop. It's not at all self-evident on arrival.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:28 PM
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That should work more-or-less. People have contact info.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:30 PM
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67: not from the T, but it's an open public area not far away.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:30 PM
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Should I refine the instructions? I'm happy to, I just don't know what better directions would be.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:32 PM
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Suggested refinement: instead of "Harvard Square" say "Cambridge Commons".


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:33 PM
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Done.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:34 PM
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That'll be $5.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:39 PM
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I'll buy your first drink.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:44 PM
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Megan, please e-mail me your cell phone number. Are you guys planning on eating at Cambridge Commons across from Longy, cause I think the food there is kind of meh. This is like Joe's all over again.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:48 PM
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Don't know the story of Joe's, but the first person to assertively name a (convenient, good) restaurant will set the plans.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 12:50 PM
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Playing disc on Cambridge Common and eating at Cambridge Common? I can see lots of missed meetings here. Great idea naming the restaurant after the common.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 1:12 PM
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Someone suggest one.

I'm less worried about the first part; it is pretty easy to find people playing catch. But I'd hate to be hard to find for the second part.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-30-08 1:18 PM
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I've got Megan's cell phone, and I e-mailed her mine. I'll call you guys around 7:30 tomorrow night. Who's planning on coming?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 4:51 PM
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A convenient source of information for self-hating Jews. He also tried to ratfuck the excessively philo-Semitic Obama campaign.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:23 AM
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Sorry, forgot:

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Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:23 AM
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OK DC peoples, nobody spoke up before, so if anyone has or hopes to make plans to entertain Megan in DC this Friday or Saturday, say so! PGD?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:12 AM
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i have some kind of allergy and my eyelids are swollen now
otherwise and if it were the weekend i'd loved to go to the downtown and meet you people
well, next time sometime
i thought should try to exercise my spoken english and unfogged is the closest to friendship i developed here


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 7:35 AM
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Is there an ETA for people going to Fresh Salt?


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:05 AM
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Anyone can join the ETA if you truly believe that autonomy is crucial for our future as a people.


Posted by: Aukera Guztiak | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:10 AM
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If anybody wants to move the NY meetup to between 3:30 and 4:30 at the JetBlue terminal in JFk, I'll be there. Just had a very busy NY weekend, which included my sister's secret wedding at Staten Island City Hall (recommended!) and a fender-bender on the Pulaski Skyway. Nice view from there, if you have to stand around for a while.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:30 AM
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Oops, forgot I probably can only have an exhortatory role for DC. Job interview in CT this Friday, tentatively. No excuse for the rest of you.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:37 AM
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John (or anyone else), do you know the etymology of "rat-fuck"?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:52 AM
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89: the term had its origins with the College Republicans in the early 60s or so; Donald Segretti described the concept to Bob Woodward, who reported it in All The President's Men. Where the College Republicans came up with it I don't know.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:54 AM
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81: wow, JE. That site was unusually well laid out for lunacy. It made me feel the whole universe should surround it with
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Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:02 AM
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What time is the NYC meetup?


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:04 AM
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Based on a slang dictionary, it might date back to military slang as far back as WWI - at least it's claimed, without citation, to date to 1930. Also commonly used in the Vietnam War. Maybe deriving from the colorful local fauna of the trenches?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:09 AM
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Wiktionary seems to think it refers to the practice of rooting through MREs for the most desirable foods, which does sound like something a rat would do.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:13 AM
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90: Actually it seems to be specifically linked to USC student elections in the 60s (Segretti, Chapin, Ziegler went there during the time).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:15 AM
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95: I thought it was national College Republican elections, but yeah.

I find it deeply irritating how that Kos diary misspells "Segretti" throughout.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:18 AM
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92: We have the power to decide what time the NYC meetup is. Because we're inspired by Obama, probably.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:49 AM
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Philosophy in action.

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Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:55 AM
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Philosophy in action.

That's awesome. You must be so well-behaved.

Was that taken from behind glass?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:59 AM
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Was that taken from behind glass?

No, it's a shadow on the wall there.


Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:04 AM
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Oh, now it seems obvious, and makes the picture even cooler.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:07 AM
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90, 93-96: I saw the Wiki stuff on MREs but didn't quite understand how we got from there to here. I'm still not sure I do. But that's life, I guess.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:11 AM
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i thought the man holds some kind of pulverizer and shoo-shooing her


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:11 AM
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re: 98

That's totally how jobs/tenure should be decided.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:14 AM
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102: just as a guess, ratfuck goes from "take the best stuff from MREs" to "make a mess" to "make a mess of an opponent's campaign"?


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not pulverizer, it seems to be the mill
an aerosol spray can i meant


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:16 AM
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Guy holding the board's a little paunchy, no?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:22 AM
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He probably gets told that a lot, to his face, too.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:23 AM
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105: I suppose that the MREs would have been pretty torn up after the rat got done scurrying around and feasting inside the box (did Vietnam-era MREs come in boxes?). So yeah, that makes enough sense that I can move on for now.


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did Vietnam-era MREs come in boxes?).

I have not heard the phrase under discussion used to describe going through MREs, but to answer the question above, there were not MRE's during the Vietnam era, there were C-Rations. They came in boxes (a case held, I think, 12 boxes of C-Rations (maybe more)). It was considered bad form to rummage through the C-Rations to pick your favorite one. A standard approach when I was a sergeant was to open the case from the bottom so you could not see the labels on the boxes and watching the troops pick their meals, to make sure they did not look at a label and put the box back and pick another.


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:34 AM
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I can't remember, are we pro- or anti- expertise here?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:38 AM
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We're in favor of expertise in theory, but against it in practice.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:39 AM
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not pulverizer, it seems to be the mill
an aerosol spray can i meant

Maybe you mean "atomizer".

Although an atomizer just uses its pump mechanism to create a mist. (e.g. perfume) Aerosol spray cans are different because there are chemical propellants that shoot the mist out.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:54 AM
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Did I just order some Miracle Fruit? Oh yes indeed I did.

"30 fruit minimum @ $3.00 each + Shipping and handling of $30.00"

Wow. My love of flavor tripping is second to no man's, but that's some hella expensive fruit! Maybe I'll try to cultivate my own instead.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:55 AM
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114: well, there's a chance the guy will never get around to my order, so maybe I dodged a bullet.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:00 AM
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While I'm really not commenting from work, I realize I hadn't given a time. I figure I'll get there between 6:30 and 6:45 -- for anyone who hasn't met me, I'll be in an orange and pink plaid dress (really not as bad as it sounds). Everyone else should get there when they do. (And read, I didn't realize you were in NY! You should come, puffy eyes or no.)


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Whoops, that was me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:03 AM
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So how was your reunion?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:09 AM
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113 yeah, i meant something that shoot the mist out
nice dress it sounds, LB
i'm in NJ, not NYC, so i try to go to the city like once a month or so
it requires a lot of mental and other preparation usually, so hopefully next time, enjoy your meetup, minna!


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:09 AM
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119: read I think you should go. It'll be great! No hassle!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:13 AM
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+s,
this yr was our hs reunion too, the 20th, i missed it too as i missed the 10th


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:14 AM
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Megan texts to say that her bus gets in at 5:50 and will go straight to Fresh Salt, but she's not sure how long it will take her to get from the bus station to Fresh Salt. If someone else is coming around that time from the direction of the Port Authority, she'd love to have a guide, but will manage if no one is doing that.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 11:59 AM
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So, hen night, eh?


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123: So a woman dressed as a bumblebee gives birth in a hotel bathroom to a baby she didn't even know she was carrying...and the first comment on this article begins "I am not surprised..."


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 12:31 PM
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124 some people are really jaded, Marie Catherine


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 12:32 PM
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Well, what did she expect, dressed like that?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 12:33 PM
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she didn't even know
i can understand if one can't know the weight changes if one is overweight, but one did not mention her own amenorrhea, that's very absent-minded


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 12:49 PM
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My sister-in-law menstruated throughout her pregnancy. Something about a double-barrelled uterus. She wondered why she was gaining weight, but she didn't gain a lot.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 12:58 PM
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should always consider all the exceptions to the rule
before commenting :)
coz human anatomy is so variable


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 1:01 PM
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Something about a double-barrelled uterus.

Emerson never really asked for clarification on what that "something" might have been. In Lake Woebegone, it's none of the menfolk's business about those female troubles.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 1:34 PM
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How the hell does 123 feature not even a single "birds and the bees" joke?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 1:46 PM
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Something about a double-barrelled uterus
Distracts me like no other


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 1:48 PM
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Around here, women don't trouble the menfolk with their uteruses. They just say, "Dan, are you sitting down? You're a father." Then he says, "Oh, OK." We don't get all histrionic and pathological about shit.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 1:52 PM
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131- Because I'm too traumatized by recalling my 10-year reunion. I hooked up for a couple of days with a girl I'd lusted for in high school, plus a friend who came a much more conventionally-pretty girl than in high school cried in a corner after getting attention she didn't get then. Bad tee-vee material stuff.


Posted by: asl | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 2:09 PM
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I'm coming to bar night!


Posted by: drgerm | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 2:18 PM
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So am I!


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 3:16 PM
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I may come, too.


Posted by: X. Trapnel | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 3:19 PM
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I am commenting from the bar, on my EEE. Free WiFi rocks.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:08 PM
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Liveblogging!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:13 PM
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I forgot to say that I won't be coming to bar night.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:27 PM
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I thought I had figured out who read is. But the person I found is not at a NY-area institution.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:31 PM
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JM poops all our parties.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:32 PM
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Poops on? Pooh-poohs?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:41 PM
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141 that's interesting
who am i according to CN? i know there are like 300 of us in NYC, but i met only twice two people during 3 yrs, not a very communicative community


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:44 PM
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Party pooping is probably a wholesome Mormon practice, like not drinking coffee and other intoxicants for fear of losing control and doing something desperate.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:50 PM
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Alternate title for the post linked in 98: "Here is a foot."

Today I learned that Johnson did not originate the practice of refuting people thus. From Sextus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism:

...one of the Cynics, when the argument against motion was propounded, gave no answer but stood up and walked away, establishing by his action and evidently that motion is real.

Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:56 PM
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If one is properly married by 22, why should one ever be desperate?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:57 PM
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Here is the Boston read.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 5:59 PM
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I have had to bail on tonight because I am exhausted from work and also I am a loser. I'm so sorry. Give Megan my best!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:00 PM
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I first came across this press release when looking for references about hormone-dependent cancers.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:02 PM
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Boston read has pretty hair.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:06 PM
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yeah, i know her, but we don't keep in touch
i was talking about her thesis on the estrogens in milk in the diet of the japanese male after WWII
she actually graduated from the same hs and the same medical school with me, just a yr younger
maybe, she'll start to read Unfogged too led by your links i mean


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:08 PM
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Boston read has pretty hair.

And seven a's in her name. Can you top that, NJ read?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:10 PM
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Aha! Small world.

maybe, she'll start to read Unfogged too led by your links i mean

We can only hope. Someone put her on the blogroll!


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:11 PM
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eat chocolate, AWB, i ate today two hershey bars
well, by name is also 11 letters long
so people tend to shorten it to Ursula


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:12 PM
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Ursula

means little she-bear.

Which is better than a sea witch.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:15 PM
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I once had a Russian Black Bear hamster called Ursula. I loved her.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:16 PM
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And that is why they took her away.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:16 PM
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They did, sadly. I only had her for three months, and then discovered one cannot transport a rodent on a plane, no matter how one does it, and I couldn't take her to college. She had to be given to a couple of children who loved her in my stead. She was beautiful, intelligent, friendly... sigh.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:20 PM
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You totally could have, back then, AWB.

In a thermos or something.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:20 PM
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now i feel like sorry that i reprimanded that guy who called me that, maybe he meant well and i short-temperedly cut all the ties so to speak
but that's ok, and when it was, a very long ago


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:23 PM
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Also not read


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:24 PM
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she is from the Inner Mongolia, so i don't know her naturally
and now please, CN, stop googling, coz it's too easy maybe to spot me


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:30 PM
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Sorry, I just searched at the one university's website.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:38 PM
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OK, I'm off to check on my Ursula. Later, gators.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 6:45 PM
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MORE LIVEBLOGGING. DRUNKEN, PLEASE.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:17 PM
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I also feel that Ursula is a seriously great name.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:19 PM
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It is a great name. Hard to use on a little girl due to Disney, but a great name.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:29 PM
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169: Ursulon for a boy is still fair game, though.

I mean, not literally.

I'm not here to hunt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:30 PM
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What's the reference in 169? We managed to avoid most Disney without too much fuss, but it means I don't know the recent stuff.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:40 PM
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171 -- The Little Mermaid is beset by Ursula, the Sea Witch.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:42 PM
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Ah!


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:44 PM
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Sea Witch.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:47 PM
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Who gets one of the best songs in the movie.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:48 PM
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Oh, surely Sea Witch Ursula isn't actually enough to rule out the name?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:49 PM
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It's not as bad as Cruella, to be sure.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:52 PM
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My main association with the name is the sixties German Actress Ursula Andress.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:52 PM
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Every little kid will know the name. I'm not sure.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:52 PM
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Kiss the Girl is what marked this movie as superior to anything Disney had made in decades, iirc. Animation plus music.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:55 PM
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I think Ursula is a really, really ugly name. Based half on its containing the "u" vowels, and half based on the Sea Witch, who was the only Ursula I was familar with from ages 6 to 15.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:58 PM
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Ursula 1000 is a pretty good band, if you like that kind of thing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:58 PM
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178: Swiss actress.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:59 PM
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On the other hand, of course, Urszula is a fine name.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:02 PM
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181 -- The typical American pronunciation has all vowels equal. It sounds better in German, with deeper U and the S giving a Z sound.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:06 PM
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Ursula is a great name. And exbeforelasts's daughter's name.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:16 PM
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183: German father, made career in and I believe lives in Germany.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:16 PM
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who was the only Ursula I was familar with from ages 6 to 15.

Holy shit. I think of Ned as some sort of peer, but I saw Little Mermaid with my HS GF.

Jesus.

PS - 176 is wrong, and 179 is right. These kids know this Disney shit by the time they're 4.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:17 PM
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I'll try it on my kids, now 18 and 15, to see if "the walls have mouths," as we say.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:21 PM
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Earl of Pitt?


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:21 PM
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Is it obvious that 188 means "saw in the theater in original release?"

Thought so.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:24 PM
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183: German father, made career in and I believe lives in Germany.

Is it just me, or are the Canadians especially belligerent lately? You'd think they were Welsh, or Scottish. But I will not yield: whatever her ties to das Vaterland, Ursula Andress is Swiss.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:40 PM
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Then around age 15 I became aware of the Queers' famed pop-punk song about an Ursula. And then, Ursula Andress.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:43 PM
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Holy shit. I think of Ned as some sort of peer, but I saw Little Mermaid with my HS GF.

Let's hope she was also in HS at the time.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:44 PM
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194: nah they kick you out at 40.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:45 PM
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I demand a higher reading on the drunkommenter.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:50 PM
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"Ursula" would be a great name for a Mitteleuropan bombshell, but otherwise maybe not so much.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:52 PM
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196: I know, right?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 9:55 PM
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Sorry about the not liveblogging, I was talking to people. But I'm home and mostly sober now.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:02 PM
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THAT'S NO GOOD.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:03 PM
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So, dish!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:05 PM
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Was it fun?

Did you see the woman linked in 148/150?


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:07 PM
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Nobody was drunk, so far as I could tell. LB's plaid dress was fabulous.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:11 PM
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Eh, no dish. Megan's fun, as is the friend of hers from junior high who came along; the usual meetup crowd, minus Bear and JackM showed up, along with the Talking Dog, who works at my new job, and my college roommate Dr. G. No furniture or glassware was broken.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:11 PM
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I was a little drunk. But (and?) it was great to see familiar faces and meet some new people.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:18 PM
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Did anyone have macaroni and cheese?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:24 PM
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Washerdryer did.

My friend who's the new Mormon bartender told me he liked my Unfogged friends because they ordered lots of drinks he hadn't heard of. It looked to me like everyone was drinking beer or whiskey, but who knows.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:28 PM
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I'm home and mostly sober now.

I is mostly sober, except for my brainz.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:30 PM
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My friend who's the new Mormon bartender told me he liked my Unfogged friends because they ordered lots of drinks he hadn't heard of. It looked to me like everyone was drinking beer or whiskey...

Well, Mormon bartender.

Bave Dee is such a regular at this place, I thought I saw him serving drinks behind the bar.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:33 PM
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Did anyone have macaroni and cheese?

Some local NYC-wannabe place serves Mac 'n' Cheese with truffle oil or somesuch zany ingredient (yes, it's good; not $9 good, but good). Is this a NYC thing?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:34 PM
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210: Highfalutin comfort food was a NY fad a few years ago, but my understanding is that it's mostly over in NY itself.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:38 PM
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I think Ursula would work well after the first 14 years or so. Just asked among the crew here and got Colonel Aureliano Buendia's mother from One Hundred Years of Solitude and "some artist at Elfwood", but 12 years ago I bet it would have been all Little Mermaid. For me it's still Ursula Andress, here in a famous "bikini" scene from Dr. No.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 10:42 PM
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Turns out that Vanity Fair just put up a slide show of their favorite "Bond girls", of whom Andress is listed as the one "who started it all". In aggregate, the Bond thing is rather creepy.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 5:28 AM
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192: Swiss as a chocolate, a cheese, an army knife, or a cuckoo clock, and fie on anyone who says different.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 5:28 AM
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214: You can see where the confusion comes from:

Ursula Andress was born in Ostermundigen, Berne, Switzerland, to a Swiss-German mother and a German father. Her father, Rolf Andress, was a German diplomat. He disappeared during World War II.

She does self-identify as Swiss and grew up there, actually got her career start in Italy. I liked this bit of trivia from her IMdB entry:

On the day of his death, James Dean asked her to go with him to San Francisco in his Porsche 550 Spyder, but after talking to John Derek, he realized that she felt in love with the latter, so he left Los Angeles without her (30 September 1955).

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 5:38 AM
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I can live with 215.

The Dean anecdote is great. Biohazard, if he's around, will back me up on how amazingly light-steering and skittish Porsches were then. I've never driven a Spyder, but even the venerable 911's latest version has the wheelbase lengthened a bit in the interest of stability and a bit more understeer, which I'm told ruins them for some people. She dodged a bullet there, and survived to drive the Aston Martin from the Bond Movies again at the age of 70, according to one of the sites I looked at.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 5:50 AM
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Well, Ursula tells me that she's more offended by people associating her with Andress than with the Sea Witch. Not crazy about the latter either.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 6:05 AM
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who is Napi's Ursula? my guess is a hamster?
now i'm convinced that Ursula is a great name and i'll try to consider other names more carefully if people try to call me some other way
the Talking dog's dog looks like our 4 eyed shepherd dog, we call the light colored eyebrows another set of eyes
i wonder what breed is it, maybe other breeds have that feature too


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 6:38 AM
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We had a four-eyed dog like this, a Manchester Terrier.

There's an Ursula in DH Lawrences "The Rainbow". A book I never finished. Also Ursula LeGuin.

It's a normal name in German, I think, like "Bjorn" (also "bear") in Norse. I used to have a German friend Sabina, which sounded exotic to me, but she said it was not unusual over there.

The original Indo-Europeans apparently worshipped the bear, and for that reason the original IE name for bears is unknown; like the name JHWH, it could not be spoken, so the various IE names for "bear" are all euphemisms like "the brown one" or "the bee-wolf" (Beowulf). Or Pooh.


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A fully-staged production of The Rite of Spring is very explicit about this, with priests in bear suits—not trying to hail a cab—dancing in a circle with the sacrificial girl.

Read might know this: Didn't the Ainu worship bears, another link with the transpolar Caucasian people they're associated with?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 7:10 AM
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216: She dodged a bullet there

Or alternatively, Ursula Andress like totally killed James Dean.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 7:42 AM
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Everywhere there are bears, people worship them. Bears are just like that.

King Karl XII hunted bears with a spear. Guns were too weenie for him. The lovely Queen Christina was a bear hunter too.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 7:46 AM
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My friend who's the new Mormon bartender told me he liked my Unfogged friends because they ordered lots of drinks he hadn't heard of.

The new Mormon bartender was sweet, and really game about coping with new drinks, but the drink that had him flummoxed was a Tom Collins; not really bartending rocket science. I'm sure he'll pick up more skills as he works.


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The legend of Saint Ursula is moderately entertaining if you like that sort of thing. She appears to have been indirectly responsible for the Virgin Islands.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 7:54 AM
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It was wonderful to meet so many of you last night. I love seeing where all these pixels come from. I wish I'd been able to talk to more of you, but since my friend had traveled to see me, I thought I should catch up with him. I caught fragments of conversations at the other end of the table that I totally wish I could have joined.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:00 AM
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224: From the Wikipedia entry:

The Huns' leader shot Ursula dead, supposedly in 383 (the date varies).

Shot her? With what, some super-advanced Hun gun?


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Given the ursine turn of this conversation, the post title is significant; Boone, Kenton and the Appalachian pathfinders apparently spelled it that way.

Hope you still visit us here, Megan. Far fewer attention-seeking libertarians.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:03 AM
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Just the Bass Playing Libertarian.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:06 AM
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226: I'm going to take a flyer and say... with an arrow?


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218 -- Wife">http://charleycarps.wordpress.com/2006/04/04/how-i-met-my-wife/">Wife.


Posted by: Just Barely Staying Google Resistant | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:13 AM
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Again:

218 -- Wife.


Posted by: Just Barely Staying Google Resistant | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:14 AM
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"the bee-wolf"

That's great.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:19 AM
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Killed himself a bar, when he was only three!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:19 AM
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bear euphemisms


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:22 AM
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Of course, if I had a little girl, and named her Ursula, one of the advantages of being Catholic is that if my mother and my sisters made noises about the little mermaid, I could fix them with a glare and a story about a saint. And they would be duly chastened.

Probably wouldn't work on the playground.


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I knew an Ursula - pre-LM - and she was known as Urf.

Just asked the audience here (5, 7, 9 and 11) and they mostly looked at me blankly and one offered an Ursula from George of the Jungle. They have seen LM, of course, but perhaps now it's ok to use again.

One name I can't understand why anyone (e.g. Liz Hurley) still uses is Damien.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:27 AM
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My kids' surname is Price, and I quite wanted to call one of them Vincent. Would mean nothing to them or their peers, but might entertain their teachers.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:29 AM
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At Cal they face paint. At Reed they body paint. Weenies.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:31 AM
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238: body painting weenies sounds fine and all, but wouldn't it be more fun to body paint girls?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:35 AM
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One name I can't understand why anyone (e.g. Liz Hurley) still uses is Damien.

I've certainly met children who have deserved it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:38 AM
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With what, some super-advanced Hun gun?

With a super-advanced Hun bow and arrow, with a multi-layered , multi-material bow that made them almost invincible. I read that they could penetrate armour shooting from horseback at 75 yards, so what chance did a bunch of dumb pilgrims have?


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:46 AM
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Satanic possession: the one disability it's still OK to despise. Even the motherfucker community rejects them.


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One name I can't understand why anyone (e.g. Liz Hurley) still uses is Damien.

The parsimonious explanation of why Liz Hurley does stupid things is that she's stupid.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 8:51 AM
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Liz Hurley's son Damien was born only two years after the movie Bedazzled came out, in which she played, of course, The Devil.

Also from her Wikipedia entry we learn that London is owned by Hugh Grant.


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There's only one Ursula for me -- bizarre and prolific artist and writer Ursula Vernon (creator of talking wombat webcomic Digger, Blackbeard's Rugged Tampons, the original Biting Pear image (co-opted as LOL WUT) and occasionally somewhat more 'straight' artwork).


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 9:16 AM
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the drink that had him flummoxed was a Tom Collins

Nathan didn't know a Tom Collins? That's the drink of the summer! I consider this my fault; I have failed him as an alcohol mentor.


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246: Gin and tonic is also very excellent in the summer. Anything with tequila seems to be very intriguing as well.

For me heavy beer is not good in the summer. A light beer, being, as they say, similar to making love in a canoe because they are both effing close to water is actually pretty good in the summer.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 9:40 AM
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234 The Sanskrit word for bear is "rkshas"
i totally recognise the sanskrit word
there is 'arkhas' in Mongolian derived from that word meaning 'beast'
so the PIE cultures like the Nordic, Ainu and Siberian :) worshipped the bear
our hunnish steppe and semi-taiga dwelling culture worshipped Borte Chono The Wolf and Goo Maral the Deer as our mythical ancestors


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 9:59 AM
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245: Ok, that's the name from my daughter that I then glossed as "some artist at Elfwood" in 212. Apparently a very unjust gloss.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:00 AM
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The Sanskrit word for bear is "rkshas"

Khers, in Farsi.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:03 AM
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hey when I come to new york is there any conceivable place for a meetup that would be at night but my kids could be there too? has to be after like 8 for the jetlag because I'll only be there a few nights after flying in nonstop from narnia. I have no objection to bars in principle but I don't think children are allowed to go in them. maybe I'll just post, on account of my, like, posting privileges at this blog?


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:05 AM
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I like "like." maybe this is a doomed endeavor anyway.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:06 AM
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Kids are welcome in Wobegon taverns, but of course you elitists are all "New York City, New York City". So Obama will lose the election, because of Alameida and her two adorable but elitist kids.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:10 AM
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251: What if we just met in a park? Bryant or Madison Square, probably, just because it might be easier to coordinate for a small park then it would be for Central.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:12 AM
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Top Five kid-friendly bars in NY.


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255: All in Brooklyn which, as a new resident of that lovely borough, I like. But it might be a problem for others.


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Kid-friendly restaurants.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:22 AM
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Speaking of bears, one just showed up here in Wobegon. If only Mary Catherine were here to do thing Canadians do with bears.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 10:48 AM
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If only Mary Catherine were here to do thing Canadians do with bears.

We no longer do anything manly, nor anything weird. Nowadays we just shoot them with tranquilizer guns and take them back to the woods.


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Manly no, weird yes.


Posted by: Ardent reader | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 11:04 AM
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I guess the bear came down here because the Canadian women had bee spurning him.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 11:15 AM
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Woohoo!! Spring Beark!


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I can just hear the little bitches saying, "Bjorn, no! Ish! Get away from me! That's so Seventies!"


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 11:33 AM
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It's been years since I read Faulkner's novella, yet Bayard's obsession with purity and total commitment, precisely as he comes of age, has got to have erotic overtones, and seems to in my memory. Any thoughts, Americanists?


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258:

Ummm, John, Lake Wobegon is like in Minnesota, not North Dakota.

And can someone please tell Disney that Minnesota is NOT Canada. Minnesotans widen our A's and hit our R's very hard but we do NOT say "eh?"!

Paul Bunyan is Minnesota and he does NOT say "eh?"


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 1:27 PM
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Ummm, John, Lake Wobegon is like in Minnesota, not North Dakota.

As is John, nonwithstanding his feints Elginwards.


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Emerson is the very soul of Minnesota. In fact, I think I once mistook him for Paul Bunyan.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 1:33 PM
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I am, in fact, located at the NW terminus of the Wobegon bicycle trail.

I sell ND real estate. A nice hosue for $7000. Two months rent in NYC. Maybe one.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-10-08 1:34 PM
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The epitome of Minnesota Nice was when a local Paul Bunyan statue (in Bemidji, I think) was vandalized and before they could find out who did it they discovered it had actually fallen apart from age and weather.


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John,

I'm just funnin' you. I noticed years ago how cheap land and houses were up in northern MN, unless they were on a lake of course. And with global warming and satellite TV just who is going to be getting the last laugh? Hmmm?

It is hard to be so ahead of our times isn't it?


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