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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/19/2005 1:19:00 PM) Post reply
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    (While hating to brag, of course) I feel I've just posted the definitive haiku expressing the essence of a contemporary weekend.

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/19/2005 12:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Can we return to the discussion inaugurated by Declan about the possible difference between American and British approaches to poetry as of now?

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/19/2005 2:00:00 PM) Post reply

      I posted something to this effect earlier, but in case it's lost I'll repeat. I find the education of Europeans in general to be steeped in classics, rules, and structure, which is a pro and con in t ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (11/19/2005 12:33:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes.

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/19/2005 4:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    A comedian on tour is somewhere between a travelling medicine man and an oxymoron - the easy laugh-line that goes down like medicine, was great when you first thought it up, pays well, and kills your spirit a little every time you repeat it - who'd be a touring comedian?

    He's a clever man though, and put under discipline like in the film about Queen Victoria and John Brown, showed it. And what a marriage - between an abused kid who self-treats by humour, and a late-trained psychologist!

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  • Freshman - 1,062 Points Jerry Hughes (11/19/2005 1:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Allan, me old china plate, you're going to shit-can me for what I'm about to say about you hero, Billy Connelly. I find him repitiously boring, and monumentally unfunny. He's fallen into the same area of self-indulgence as Barry Humphries aka Edna Everage has. They've allowed themselves to become ledgens in their own lunchtime. But if the masses wish to make them wealthier than they are already, ces't la vie.

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    • Freshman - 1,062 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/19/2005 4:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Jerry, for once (: -)) I must agree with you. There are lots of people who like that Connelly (including the ING Bank) but then again there are those who think Robyn Williams is funny (Good Morning ... more

    • Freshman - 1,062 Points Allan James Saywell (11/19/2005 1:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      no Gerry i respect your opinion you would be a stiff upper lip person i could imagine you with a big bullwhip thrashing the soldiers Australian soldiers over the top at GALIPOLLI ARE YOU BRITISH some ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/18/2005 10:48:00 PM) Post reply

    BILLY CONNELLY I LOVE THE MAN HE IS MAD CRAZY MAD JUST LIKE ME WHEN I SAW BILLY
    IT WAS THE ONLY TIME IN MY LIFE I FELT NORMAL, BILLY MADE ME NORMAL HE MADE ME LAUGH AND TO TOP IT OFF, HE DOESN'T DRINK ANYMORE HE GAVE IT AWAY AND HE WAS STILL MAD BILLY IS A SCOTSMAN AND A PROUD ONE SWEAR HE COULD SWEAR HE DID A
    TOUR OF AMERICA WHAT DID YOU YANKS THINK OF HIM I WONDER WETHER HE TOURED THE
    DEEP SOUTH NOW THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN INTERESTING RIGHT IN THE BIBLE BELT BILLY SWEARING AND CUSSING WHAT DO YOU THINK

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/18/2005 10:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    just caught an award night in britain related to music this band won an award
    they were called THE GORILAZ and this other heavy metal group called
    System of the down' made me smile a little bit, a long smile a big wide smile
    oh shit be honest, i rolled on the floor the young fellow had to throw a
    bucket of water over me

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/18/2005 6:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    the world is a big litter box full of the dregs of society and if we have a
    conscience we should sweep it clean

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    • Rookie Joseph Daly (11/18/2005 6:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      'cause one daya rain's gonna come and wash that scum away. Something bugging you Allan, I usually expect better than this from you.

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/18/2005 5:33:00 PM) Post reply

    that reminds me i'm out of kitty litter

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/18/2005 4:40:00 PM) Post reply

    Here's an example of what a community this group is for me:
    This morning I saw a bumper sticker on a car a ways ahead of me. I couldn't quite make it out. A little closer, I thought it said JOHN KAY. John Kay's name on a bumper sticker, I wondered?
    Still closer, of course, I realized it was an old JOHN KERRY sticker.

    I'm looking forward to my copy of Jefferson's book arriving soon.

  • Rookie Michael Philips (11/18/2005 3:23:00 PM) Post reply

    I just received my copy of Jefferson Carter's book! I'm very impressed. The title poem, 'Litter Box, ' is a scream. The cover art is quite the delight too. I highly recommend the book to everyone.

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