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#205876 - 05/26/12 10:24 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: TheFallibleFiend]  
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Wow!

#205879 - 05/26/12 11:47 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: Irate Pan Size]  
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confused


----please, draw me a sheep----
#205912 - 05/29/12 03:10 AM Re: Clark Gable's moustache? [Re: blitherer]  
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Just to point out that the article on "brass ring" omitted the information that most of the rings in the dispenser were steel or iron. So simply catching a ring did not win a prize, unless the brass ring was the one being offered. Friends of mine learned to pull several rings in succession, in one pass, in case the brass was next or even two or three after the one visible. The ride operator could also swing the dispenser arm back so no rings were offered for a time, and no chance for a brass ring at all.

#205919 - 05/29/12 09:47 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]  
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The marriage licence in fainted copperplate handwriting could not save her from acknowledging that he'd been just a tin god who never won the brass ring and the iron curtain that separated their once united hearts had no silver lining.

(and ain't it sad .... frown smile)

#205933 - 06/01/12 01:47 PM Re: Clark Gable's moustache? [Re: Michael Scullin]  
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Ah, the game of life! So often it appears to be rigged ...

#205934 - 06/01/12 01:48 PM Re: Clark Gable's moustache? [Re: blitherer]  
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Ah, sorry I missed this -- brilliant, BranShea!

#205935 - 06/01/12 01:52 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: BranShea]  
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A tall marble monument marked the grave
Of one who'd been fashion's queen;
And I thought, "She is happier here at rest,
Than to have people say when seen:"

"She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be ..."

#205936 - 06/01/12 02:10 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]  
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The flagitious couple embarked on a spree of crime unchecked by the thewless forces of the law, he aping the manners of the flaneur, she those of the prima donna, and for villainous intent, neither would be proved a cunctator.

#205937 - 06/01/12 03:41 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]  
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Originally Posted By: blitherer
A tall marble monument marked the grave
Of one who'd been fashion's queen;
And I thought, "She is happier here at rest,
Than to have people say when seen:"

"She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be ..."


"She's sad when she thinks of her wasted life,
For Youth cannot live with Age,
Her beauty was sold
For a Rich man's gold;
She's a bird in a gilded cage."


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#205944 - 06/02/12 11:12 AM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Ha, a combined cheerful laugh intermezzo of lovely poetry. I'm behind with even reading last weeks words. There's too much to do. So Blither, thanks for the sentence ( always giving me the advantage of having an examplary example). Hope to make it before midweek.

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