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#132202 - 09/03/04 04:59 PM Re: jury rig
TEd Remington Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Marion NC
And tomorrow I'll be sober."

And Dubya wouldn't hvae been (sober that is).

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#132203 - 09/03/04 08:07 PM Re: jury rig
amemeba Offline
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Registered: 05/02/04
Posts: 89
I have a feeling that Amemeba is going to disagree with you, TED Rem, but at least she will enjoy your wit.

Stop it , grapho, will you please stop sweet talking me into tilts at the windmills of your choosing?
Dear me, must a lady aways be leery of silver-tongued men?

And as for you Mister Remington...

It is an established scientific fact that the best of wisdom springs from the uninhibbited minds and mouths of those who just happen to be drunk.

So tonight let us try a simple experiment...

After hanging up this post, I will then proceed to get drunk.
If, and then after, I am successful, I will write something witty, wise, and profound, and post this information later tonight here on this thread as a case-in-point.




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#132204 - 09/03/04 08:30 PM Re: jury rig
grapho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 619
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After hanging up this post, I will then proceed to get drunk. [Then] I will write something witty, wise and profound ... and post [it] here on this thread as a case-in-point.

If it's going to take a whole case to get the job done, I'm sorry I can't wait up. But I'll read your intoxicatechism in the morning.


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#132205 - 09/03/04 09:03 PM Re: jerry rig
grapho Offline
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Dear me, must a lady aways be leery of silver-tongued men?

What's up, Amemeba. A week ago, you were talking about being a "good boy" who didn't start "dating girls" until the age of 23.

Did that Rabbit Tobacco bend your gender or just your mind?




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#132206 - 09/04/04 08:46 AM Re: jury rig
Faldage Offline
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I will write something witty, wise, and profound

I am reminded of the story told in A Child's Garden of Grass. It wasn't told about being drunk, but the principle's the same:

A certain fellow had a habit of waking up the morning after a good drunk remembering that he had understood the Secret of the Universe, but he could never quite remember it in the morning. One night, as he was polishing off a bottle of half-way decent Scotch, the Secret came to him and he wrote it down on a note pad he had left for this very purpose. The next morning he remembered that he had written the Secret down and, what is more important, he remembered where the note pad was. He hurried off the sofa, got the note pad and read the momentous words:

Something smells funny in here.


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#132207 - 09/04/04 09:11 AM Re: jury rig
grapho Offline
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Something smells funny in here.

Good one, Faldage.

Was it himself he was smelling?


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#132208 - 09/04/04 10:11 AM Re: jerry rig
amemeba Offline
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Registered: 05/02/04
Posts: 89
Good morning.

I awoke dejava from a sleep on the hard floor under my computer desk and logged on reluctantly to the harsh realities of a rainy grey dawn. As I crawled creakingly to my feet I looked over expectantly at the blank blue computer screen with resigned disappointment; my experiment of last night had failed - drunks might well be geniuses but at motor skills they are incompetent fools. And sadly I can't remember the wise and witty things that I thought of last night, excepting lines of a song recorded by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama that keeps reverberrating throughout my mind...


(enround)

Lead: Sometimes        I feel    like a motherless child
Four blind Boys: Sometimes I feel motherless child

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a friend
Sometimes I feel have a friend

Lead: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Four blind Boys: Sometimes I feel motherless child

Together: A looooooooog way from home.
A loooooooooooooog way from home.

Forgive me mates if I let you down.
But life must go on - tonight I'll get drunk in some Tennessee woods and report back my findings.

Meanwhile this report here gives an example of one of the most profound insights into a fundamental mechanism of the human condition...
_____________________________What is it?





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#132209 - 09/04/04 05:47 PM Re: jerry rig
grapho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 619
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this report here gives an example of one of the most profound insights into a fundamental mechanism of the human condition...
_____________________________What is it?


Hope springs eternal?


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#132210 - 09/10/04 03:16 PM Re: jury
clockworkchaos Offline
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Registered: 07/13/04
Posts: 72
Loc: "The South", USA
Speaking of jury, I was an alternate juror this week. My first time. It was a burglary II case involving a dvd player and a Highlander copy sword. As hilarious as that was I found the whole thing quite disappointing. I sat in a separate room from the fo real jurors and in 1-2 minutes they had decided the man was guilty. I apparently was the only person on the jury who didn't think the man's guilt had been proven. At all, I might add. I mentioned this to a coworker this morning and she said last time she was on a jury panel she heard a very similar case and her jury immediately found the defendant not guilty. It pays to not covet the sword of Highlander!


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#132211 - 09/10/04 06:28 PM Re: jury
musick Offline
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 2658
Loc: Chicago
It does, often, make me wonder how a 'reasonable doubt' is determined when most often there are twelve versions of reason... or is that 12 versions of doubt?!

I'm sure Father Steve could give us *all 12 of them.


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