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As for gossip, I would just like it to be known.....

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RMW
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0 posted 06-26-2001 07:29 PM       View Profile for RMW   Email RMW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RMW

...that I do not now, nor have I ever, embraced

TECHNOLOGY!

PS On a bit more serious note, having been described as an "out of the box" kind of guy by the powers that run this lash up, I strongly recommend, and I am quite serious about this, that all who frequent this establishment read, study and commit to memory that wonderful little book: "Is Sex Necessary", by James Thurber and E.B. White. Nowhere will you find a more definitive treatment of how the literary mind can distinguish love from passion. And I quote: "I have mentioned that the question of deciding whether a feeling be love or passion arises at inopportune moments, such as at the start of a letter. Let us say you have sat down to write a letter to your lady. There has been a normal amount of preparation for the ordeal, such as clearing a space on the desk (in doing which you have become momentarily interested in a little article in last month's Scribner's called, "Plumbing the Savage," and have stood for a minute reading the first page and deciding to let it go)"...continuing "This vexing disbelief in one's own illusion of love is experienced most alarmingly by persons of literary inclinations. Yet with them the reaction comes in quite the opposite manner. Writing is a form of sexual expression (Zaner goes further: he says writing is sex), and it takes just as much out of a person."...and concluding: "A person of this sort falls terribly in love, but in the end it turns out is more bemused by a sheet of white paper than a sheet of white bed linen. He would rather leap into print with his lady than leap into bed with her. (This first pleases the lady and then annoys her. She wants him to do both, and with virtually the same impulse). Here endth the reading. PS Accepting that I will soon be asked to withdraw my membership in this club forthwith, let it be known that Harvey and I will be hosting a party at the corner bar at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Titia Geertman
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Maybe I'm dumm, but I really don't know what your talking about.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
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wayoutwalt
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2 posted 06-26-2001 07:43 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

you really should reserve these for the Discussion forums as they are gonna end up there soon anyway.

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VAS
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3 posted 06-26-2001 07:45 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

uh, from what club do you deem you'll be ased to withdraw? And, who's Harvey? And where's the corner Pub?

RMW, who are you talking to and what about? to end a sentence with a preposition


uh, have you been standing too close to the aluminum pans?

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4 posted 06-26-2001 07:45 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

what Walt said......and I'll add....what?! You trippin....
RMW
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5 posted 06-26-2001 07:47 PM       View Profile for RMW   Email RMW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RMW

No, Titia, it's not you. It's me. Well, and Thurber and White. Thurber is an American humorist, and White (also the author of "Charlotte's Webb") is one of our foremost essayists. Both reached a point in their lives where nothing rung so true as the statement: "...we think we somehow managed, simultaneously, to arrive at the conclusion that the heavy writers had got sex down and were breaking its arm. We were determined that sex should retain its high spirits. So we decided to spoof the medical books and, incidentally, to have a quick look at love and passion." In brief, there exists no thicket as thick as love and passion. Bob
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Man, I thought that last line with its bit or rhyme would 'low your stay till later time, but alas, they moved you fast...so I had ta come over here to goad ya

So many things get to be named akin to sex, now, if we were to take a gander, I wonder just who does the bulk of the decidin'.  

could it be men, could it be women or them that just has none?

heh heh heh, I'm so awful!

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doreen peri
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7 posted 06-26-2001 08:38 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

rofl!!!!!!!!!

i love it!!!!

thanks, i needed this....

too bad it didn't have any accompanying cartoon illustrations.....  
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This was fun, and I think you should stay in the club..Whichever one it is  
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Club? There's a club somewhere around here?  Wow!  Can I join?  I would like to know where the line is so I can stand in it....

and find out more!

Spoof away!
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10 posted 06-27-2001 10:17 AM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Did I miss the party?  I bet Harvey was the hit of the evening!
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11 posted 06-27-2001 10:40 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

BRAVO!
AUTHOR!
Bob, you are right on my friend!  I gotta get those books.
And, tell Harvey to save me a seat.  Oh, that's right, he can't, can he
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12 posted 06-27-2001 10:47 PM       View Profile for JLR   Email JLR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLR

Ok, at first I was scared because I thought I 'got this' and others didn't...now I see others did.  Whew!  Point well taken.
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