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Old 10-05-2017, 08:27 PM
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Oh, okay. I can do it without any doubt at all.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:38 AM
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LOL Biotop on "King Tut's curs" punning, so apt for this string of posts.
Civil Guy, avoid anguish and agony; I applaud what you accomplish in post #51.

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:58 AM
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:52 AM
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Now is an hour for a good man to rush to aid his party


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Old 01-07-2018, 12:49 PM
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Now is an hour for a good man to rush to aid his party
But which party - GOP? I say "no way!" to that.
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Jackdaws worship my big sphinx of quartz.
That's missing an "L"
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:02 PM
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But which party - GOP? I say "no way!" to that.
So how about saying it this way:
Now is an hour for a good man to rush to aid his country
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:28 PM
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:31 PM
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So how about saying it this way:
Now is an hour for a good man to rush to aid his country
Which was not an option in 2016. You could pick not a man or not good.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:37 AM
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:33 AM
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Johnson was a poor option; Trump won.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:47 AM
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:55 AM
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So how about saying it this way:
Now is an hour for a good man to rush to aid his country
I concur, with this modification: Now is an hour for a good individual [man or woman] to rush to aid our country.

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My apology for unconsciously posting in a misogynistic way.
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My apology for unconsciously posting in a misogynistic way.
I applaud your skillful and touching post.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:42 AM
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I would say such words as "touching" only with utmost caution in discussions of misogyny.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:48 PM
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Having your birthday on Christmas can amount to No "L."
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:27 PM
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Wasn't that how playwright Coward was known?
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:33 PM
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No-L, No-L, Mr. Coward, or in my birthday situation no dining out. My birthday is on a giant romantic holiday, 2/14, and finding a spot for dining out on that day (barring fast food) is always an impossibility. Loving Companion and I will not try again, and now dining-out cowards for that occasion.

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Old 01-16-2018, 12:41 PM
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Whoa- this is still going on? For how long? My first post was so long ago!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:04 PM
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:30 AM
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I concur, but I still find it stunning. And a bit baffling.

But carry on, folks.

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Old 01-17-2018, 02:55 PM
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Many British films start with "Carry On", including Carry On Cruising, Carry On Cabby, Carry On Jack, Carry On Spying, Carry On Cowboy, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Camping, Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Loving, Carry On Matron, Carry On Abroad, Carry On Girls, Carry On Dick, and Carry On Columbus.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:01 PM
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But not "carrion".
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:47 AM
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Carrion? Gross! Disgusting! That sort of word is simply Unfit for posting.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:46 AM
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Warning, gross post follows!! Skip it, or shut your ocular orbs if you want to avoid a disgusting paragraph!







"Old Adam . . . carrion crow . . . old crow of Cairo", is a morbid Victorian lyric by author and physician Thomas L.B. In it, Adam and a lady crow sup on "king's marrow" and sit in a skull, originally from a famous slain woman Pharaoh, consort of Romans Julius and of Marc Antony.

(But would two adult crows possibly fit into a human skull? I think two big crows could not both go into it. On the opposing hand, I am not an anatomist or ornithologist)

In contrast, author G.M. Hopkins's work "Not, I'll Not, Carrion Comfort" inspiringly informs us of his psychological trials and spiritual conflicts.

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"Carrion my wayward son," I said; making a pun out of a Kansas lyric. My son did not find it funny.
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