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Messages - K_Dubb

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:26:20 PM »
Nice.  Once again Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne is routed



But Gentleman Johnny could probably wield a decent couplet.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:20:23 PM »
I liked the last line, because that meant there wouldn't be any more.

 ;D  See, you do that old, dry wit so well.  That new style, where you simply fling insults like a whirligig, is really beneath you.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:06:33 PM »
If this is the prelude to another of your poetic effusions then I need a stiff drink. I've warned you about this before. That had an ominously Wordsworthian tinge to it.

Bottoms up, buttercup!

Along one path, the forest gnomes
Threw stones behind each tree.
The other's elves, with open homes
Gave tea and sympathy.
Two roads forked in a yellow wood,
The sunlit leaves like fire.
But it seemed to me that where I stood
Encompassed my desire.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:33:12 PM »
Exactly.   Pooh bears on that "miles to go" crap.  Live a little bit...................

We are still swingers of birches.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:27:34 PM »
Or Bob Frost



 ;D If I had the good fortune to find myself in a lovely yellow wood, I hope I'd have the presence of mind to stop and picnic instead of plowing on like a driven fool.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The BartCast
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:13:18 PM »
Baseball bat beatings vs Cat Art and Fabulous Fashion.   Hmmm............

EllaHaven

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"folks" == "fools, k"

When normal humans hear this talking point, they think they mean, "oh, me, and my family, and my neighbors," but The Echthroi are actually talking about chattel.


Change my mind.

It's the original Germanic (though I have issues with that classification since Germany didn't exist and is a Latin-derived exonym anyway) word replaced in English, in most senses, by the Latinate "people".  Unless you are trying to be folksy, which reveals the status loss suffered by so many native words at the hands of our toadying linguistic forbears, who were only too happy to drive shiny foreign imports.  I'd suggest it's this innate inferiority complex the Echthroi mean to exploit.

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Obama used it an awful lot.

That explains it, then.  Thanks.

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Why is "folks" included?  The word has always had connotations of ethnic nationalism to me.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:54:27 AM »
So you missed him sorta, kinda hanging up on Damon?

I did, sadly.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:50:32 AM »
I guess I'll listen to Dave for a while, since most seem to be in this thread.   :)

I listened for a little while until the guest passed off a charming but utterly phony story about the Witch of Endor, and Dave stumbled over pronouncing Zoroaster as though he'd never heard of him.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:51:23 AM »


Now, if I can only figure out how to get that BellGab logo on there! :-)

Never fret; this is a full-service establishment.


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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:32:27 PM »
The great (but shamefully neglected) Anthony Burgess wrote a book called 'Nothing Like the Sun', which is a fictionalized biography of Shakespeare with shades of James Joyce. It's an interesting curiosity you might appreciate.

Thanks!  Ordered it.

I can't believe we studied that poem both in high school and college.  In high school, it was all about loving someone in spite of imperfections, and in college it was about maybe she was black, in the typical American preoccupation with race.  Disgraceful.

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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:05:06 PM »
Next time you're looking to be molested you'd better put some clothes on. The sight of that pasty torso must put off even the most determined pervert. Not to mention those string briefs you got from the dollar store.

Ha! 'twas unearned luck to 'scape the serpent's tongue thus far.

Actually it doesn't feel right without you shredding my prosody.  I didn't learn the famous Mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun is a ruthless parody until a few years ago -- shameful failure of our educational system.  Those old guys were fierce.

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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »
Heather's fans can't even be bothered calling into her own show let alone pranking Dave.  It just seems all too convenient. Does dave take calls on his other shows?

I'm not sure.  Getting mad on the air when you get them is a sure way to get more, no matter what sympathies you might wish to impute to the prankster.

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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:44:52 PM »


He explained it one night, calling for civility, and said he'd take calls when things calmed down.  I was so astonished this passed without comment that I posted it in his thread the morning after.

He said Heather's fans made farting noises when they first tried taking calls, and that's why they stopped.  I never really considered the rhetorical possibilities of a fart before but, for some things, it's the only adequate rejoinder.

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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:22:31 PM »
those poor little things.

Indeed.  I have been poncing about writing bad poetry in my underclothes here for years, blissfully unmolested.  What people are afraid of, I'll never know.

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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:06:58 PM »
Does it trouble you that Bart is openly waging wars on several fronts there?

Haha I am only in this for the drama at this point (thanks, bellgab) and he makes lots of it.


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Random Topics / Re: Is Ellgab a Fan site for?..
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:45:30 AM »
I'm glad malachi.martini found those. I was sure I felt certain when Bart opened Ellgab, that I had the distinct impression he was going to make sure it was run exactly like Bellgab, untill Bellgab went back on line.  As I felt Ellgab changing, I had this kind of confused, dizzy feeling, like maybe I had not understood Bart correctly, which had me worried that I was getting too old, and losing my mind.

I did not follow Twitter closely then, but these tweets about Bart wanting things to stay the same as Bellgab, reflect what I remember him saying at Ellgab.

Looks like he said he would forward the Ellgab content to Bellgab once it went back online.  I will always Wonder what happened in between there?

A week or two after he set up ellgab Bart said he had outsourced it -- I think it was down for a bit.  My guess is that, if Keef is involved, that's when he stepped in.  So the original intent probably changed.  And enough people said things about how MV ran the place that it ould have been difficult to go back.

Bart and Dave are not in lockstep.  Dave wants people to stop pranking Heather, holding the prospect of taking calls hostage to good behavior, while Bart rewards people for it.

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:11:20 AM »
Who's winning? Bellgab 3.0 or Ellbag?

Curious...

We are all of us losing without your dedicated entertainment!  Heather's saga desperately needs flogging for any kind of interest, and Dave's people are complaining of our lack of attention.  Lord knows what the fat man is doing.  We must have content or we perish, in some kind of unholy miasma of conspiratorial spittle and hairballs.


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Random Topics / Re: What is in my Father's notebook?
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:09:47 PM »
It is definitely done in pencil and that M in the header is fairly awesome, isn't?

Ok, a carpenter's pencil maybe, with the tip cut just so.  Yes, the M looks right off an old chrome nameplate.

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Random Topics / Re: What is in my Father's notebook?
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:48:51 PM »
Nice, Walks!  The lettering on the header (was done with a felt-tip pen with a broad nib?) reminds me of an old Soviet propaganda poster.  Definitely of its time.

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Random Topics / Re: Braunschweiger Talk/Rate the Braunschweiger
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:38:10 PM »
I am going to guess that the modest cucumber doesn't grow that well in Poland?  Onions probably in abundance, can't be bothered to research this.  Hmm, a rye Braunshcweiger sandy with white onion, tomato and sweet pickle.. that sounds like lunch!



Grandma used to grow cucumbers in cold frames here, so you're probably right.  Bon appetit!

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Random Topics / Re: Braunschweiger Talk/Rate the Braunschweiger
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:25:19 PM »
Oh homemade cornichons would be ideal!  Yes, that's the classic French accompaniment, though I'm sure my grandma from whom I learned it had never been to a French restaurant in her life 

The Polish deli near where I used to work made their own liver sausage similar in texture to Braunschweiger and would serve thick slices on sandwiches with thinly sliced raw onion, also delicious.  They were suspicious when I requested pickles, however -- some sort of cultural divide had been crossed.

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Random Topics / Re: Braunschweiger Talk/Rate the Braunschweiger
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:21:18 PM »
That tomato looks delicious, congratulations!  In its absence, I have always enjoyed the various liver pastes with sweet pickles.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:26:39 PM »
Heather says tolking now, instead of talking, and ya instead of you, and otha instead of other.

And undastand.  She said that several times last night.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:43:18 PM »
I'm toying with an idea for a thread and wonder what you guys think. 

Sounds like a treasure; would read.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:50:27 PM »
Thanks, K.  Haha!  Yes, the piano remained unscathed, though it might have been somewhat out of tune.  Looks like the soldier next to the piano player found himself a butter churn.

Oh that's what that is!  I was wondering if it was an improvised gutbucket or something.  The ones behind the piano are definitely singing -- they have that rapt look.  I wonder what; maybe Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, with churning man taking the verse?

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:12:53 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 12, 1918.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245292 IWM (Q 9546)

What a great picture, Rix!  At least those spoilsports didn't take a poop in the piano.

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Random Topics / Re: Sardine Talk/Rate The Sardines
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:23:39 PM »
By far the best:



Yes.  King Oscar is the only sardine as far as I am concerned.  I can still see Grandma lining them up carefully on rough bread, for herself.  They were not squandered on children.

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