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#132732 - 09/08/04 07:55 AM Quote
beausmiley Offline

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Wondering if anyone knows the origin/how the quote came to be "When the shit hits the fan"

#132733 - 09/08/04 09:25 AM Re: Quote
belMarduk Offline
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Welcome beausmiley. I can't answer your question but I'm sure someone here will come up with something.

#132734 - 09/08/04 10:06 AM Re: Quote
Jackie Offline

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Welcome to you...oh NO, I was going to put a couple of letters as a short version of your name, and then I remembered your topic!! Speaking of blushing, we've gotten in the habit here of using asterisks to replace some of the letters in a word that we are offended by or are concerned might offend others; for ex., s**t.

Anyway, I think I'll copy to you what I just wrote for our other newcomer (since I don't know the origin myself, that is): Why don't you try going to Information and Announcements and looking in Max's Useful Language Links? I'm sure there are some word and phrase origin sites listed there.

#132735 - 09/08/04 11:12 AM Re: Quote
Jomama Offline

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And there's the more acceptable variant, "when the egg"....

#132736 - 09/08/04 12:12 PM Who's Jo Mama?
Owlbow Offline

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If you stick your finger in the fan, do you end up with egg on your face?
BTW Jomama, there was a bluesy group with (almost, Jo Mama) the same name fronted by guitar player, Danny Kortchmar in 1970-71. He played on early James Taylor albums among other credits.

#132737 - 09/08/04 01:06 PM Here's a hint
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#132738 - 09/09/04 01:14 AM Re: Who's Jo Mama?
Jomama Offline

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Thanks for the neat info, Owlbow, don't remember the group but I do like blues! There was also a dj in Miami, Joe Mama, who created a bit of a flap a few years back by announcing a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. He proposed to toss live turkeys from a helicopter to his fans. He was going to buy the turkeys frm a Mr. Gobble, reportedly the real name of a poultry farmer in the area.
NO, it didn't happen. Safety and humane concerns prevailed.

#132739 - 09/09/04 05:17 AM Re: where's Herb Tarlek?
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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toss live turkeys from a helicopter

wasn't that Les Nessman?

formerly known as etaoin...

#132740 - 09/10/04 12:22 AM Re: where's Herb Tarlek?
Jomama Offline

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Yes, I'm sure Joe Mama was inspired by that crazy episode from WKRP. Les Nesman's plan was completed, in fiction:
his imitator's, foiled in fact.

#132741 - 09/10/04 01:08 PM WKRP Turkey Drop
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