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#38367 - 08/13/01 04:30 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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I have a book with stories about a Japanese judge named Ooka, and that story was in it. I wondered if the name used was variable.

Ooka sat en banc on a case involving a recipe for egg custard. The plaintiff thought her recipe had been stolen. The three-judge court decided to have a cookoff to decide the case. The picture in the paper showed the judges looking down at the concoction, and was, of course, cutlined Ooka, Flan, and Colleagues



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#38368 - 08/13/01 05:28 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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GReat to see you back, TEd! Can I have the subtitled version now please?


#38369 - 08/13/01 07:30 PM  
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#38370 - 08/13/01 07:52 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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"Ooka, Flan, and Colleagues" - A re-incarnation of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie?


#38371 - 08/13/01 08:55 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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re-incarnation of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie?

Excellent, Dr. Bill. I never would have made the connection; in fact, I puzzled over it for quite a while. Now, I wonder how many of the younger Board-ers are saying "Who, who and who???" I, of course, have only read about Kukla Fran and Ollie . And if you believe that...




#38372 - 08/14/01 03:36 AM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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Pray, dearest Max, what funds would you be re'd and how might we pay you?

Well, we could spot Max a huge handicap for Hogwash!


#38373 - 08/14/01 12:17 PM Re: Kukla  
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Kukla is, of course, Russian for puppet. Or something like that.


#38374 - 08/15/01 12:48 AM  
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#38375 - 08/15/01 01:36 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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In reply to:

In a fable, a judge rules a poor student must pay the wealthy merchant accusing him of theft with the sound of coins for the smell of cooking fish.


I am reminded of the story of Nasruddin and the soup. Nasruddin was given a duck by a visitor from the country, and he made soup with it. A few days later somebody came to Nasruddin's house and said "Have you got any of that soup? I'm a friend of the man who gave you the duck." Being a hospitable soul Nasruddin gave this new visitor some soup. A few days later another visitor appeared. "I'm a friend of the friend of the man who gave you the duck." Noblesse oblige and all that, so Nasruddin gave the visitor some soup. A few days later yet another visitor appeared. "I'm a friend of the friend of the friend of the man who gave you the soup." Well hospitality is one of the prime virtues in that part of the world, so Nasruddin sighed inwardly and ladled out some more soup. After a few more days had passed a friend of the friend of the friend of the friend of the man who gave Nasruddin turned up. Nasruddin said nothing but disappeared into the kitchen and then came back with a bowl of what looked and tasted like dishwater. "What's this?" his guest spluttered. "It's the soup from the soup from the soup from the soup from the soup from the duck the friend of the friend of the friend of the friend of your friend gave me."

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#38376 - 08/15/01 01:41 PM Re: You people are useless! I demand a refund!  
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Bingley is reminded of the story of Nasruddin?

A wise man, the Mullah Nasruddin. It was, I believe, he who when visiting a strange city, asked of a shopkeeper, "Do you know who I am?" When the shopkeeper responded that he did not, the Mullah Nasruddin replied, "Then how do you know that it is I?"


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