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#100674 - 04/30/03 06:48 AM Re: the Who?
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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You're from Acme, Michigan? Did Wile E. Coyote live nearby?


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#100675 - 04/30/03 01:08 PM Re: the Who?
birdfeed Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 180
Loc: Atlanta, GA
"You're from Acme, Michigan? Did Wile E. Coyote live nearby?"

Silly person, he didn't LIVE there, he just supported the local manufacturer.

As for that poor lady at Cyanide Falls, I bet her husband Ben wasn't there at all. I heard she was traveling with her lover Hugo First.

There's also a Climax, Colorado.


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#100676 - 05/01/03 02:21 AM Re: the Who?
dxb Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
come again?


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#100677 - 05/01/03 08:58 AM Re: the Who?
birdfeed Offline
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Loc: Atlanta, GA
Oops, I meant Cyanide POINT.

DXB, was your "come again" directed at me? Haven't you heard of that book, Tragedy on the Cliff, by Eileen Dover? The illustrator was Hugo First.

Or maybe that wasn't the point of confusion? Or maybe you weren't talking to me?

Or maybe I should go back to cataloging books, which is what they pay me for, instead of, um, goofing off?


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#100678 - 05/01/03 09:03 AM Re: the Who?
dxb Offline
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Loc: UK
Well, no...embarrassed pause...actually I was making a pun around the last line of your immediately preceding post. Sorry about that.


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#100679 - 05/01/03 09:04 AM Any Pete Seeger fans out there?
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4928
Loc: Worcester, MA
...maybe I should go back to cataloging books, which is what they pay me for, instead of, um, goofing off?

Goofing off? How sweet! [Plink, plink]


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#100680 - 05/01/03 09:43 AM Re: the Who?
birdfeed Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 180
Loc: Atlanta, GA
"Well, no...embarrassed pause...actually I was making a pun around the last line of your immediately
preceding post. Sorry about that."

Aw shucks. Now *I'm embarassed. It's early in the day. Here, anyway. The only correct response to the question "Come again?" is "Sure, my place or yours?"

When my acquaintance revealed she had graduated from Climax High School (which is how I heard of the place) there was the predictable round of wink-wink nudge-nudge commentary.


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#100681 - 05/01/03 09:47 AM Re: the Who?
dxb Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Yeah...sigh...we're a predictable lot, us human beans.


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#100682 - 05/02/03 05:18 AM Climax: Michigan vs Colorado
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
Population:
Climax, Michigan-677
Climax, Colorado-346
Elevation:
Climax, Michigan-972 feet
Climax, Colorado-11,302 feet

http://www.pe.net/~rksnow/micountyclimax.htm

In reply to:

Climax is supposed to be the highest point of elevation in the state of Michigan!


I think there are some Yoopers that might not agree with that, but then again, the Lower Penninsula's history of ignoring the existence of the Upper Penninsula unless it's for hunting, fishing and camping is quite well known and the Yoopers could care less about the trolls, anyway.




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#100683 - 05/02/03 05:30 AM About Kalamazoo
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
I had always heard that Kalamazoo meant "boiling waters" so I was a little surprised when I found this:

The name Kalamazoo comes from the Indian word "Kikalamazoo" which means the mirage of reflecting river.

I was also quite surprised to learn that apparantly there is more than one Kalamazoo
http://www.placesnamed.com/k/a/kalamazoo.asp

Kalamazoo, Arkansas
Kalamazoo, Florida
Kalamazoo, West Virginia


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