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BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread

Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM
Tannywheeler 27 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM
GUEST,Noddy 27 Jul 04 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,Ralph Tilldemoor 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 AM
GUEST,Rennegan 27 Jul 04 - 01:11 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 04 - 01:12 AM
GUEST,Nigel West 27 Jul 04 - 01:14 AM
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Blackcatter 27 Jul 04 - 01:19 AM
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Peace 27 Jul 04 - 02:48 AM
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mcgrathof altcar 27 Jul 04 - 03:17 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 03:44 AM
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Bagpuss 27 Jul 04 - 05:05 AM
DMcG 27 Jul 04 - 05:18 AM
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Subject: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM

So how many times has this happened to you? You post what you think is a perfectly reasonable question, only to be informed by at least a dozen people that your question either is unanswerable, has been answered a zillion times before, or is just plain stupid. And, furthermore, you are an idiot for asking the question.

Well, it's about time we had a place where we can ask stupid questions without having to put up with responses from smart-ass know-it-all pedants and this thread The Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread (or TOMSQT [pronounced 'Tomsquat'] for short) is that place! It is intended as a repository for idiocy. You may ask any question you wish here, no matter how stupid, and anyone who doesn't like it can go piss up a rope. Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll get a straight answer, but that's the chance you take when you're an idiot.

And, just to save someone the trouble of having to point it out, yes, the idea for this thread is really a stupid idea. I freely admit it and anyone that wants to make an issue of it can go piss up the same rope as the other guys (or a different rope - I don't care). Hey, "The Mother of All BS Threads" is a stupid idea too and it's got over 4000 posts.

Now, my stupid questions:

Why are dogs just called "dogs" but cats are called "housecats"?

Is it proper to play John Prine's "Please Don't Bury Me" at a funeral?

Is AC DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" folk music? If not, would it be folk music if played on an accordion?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM

I've been told, by those who say they know, that NOTHING played on an accordion classifies as music of any kind.

I say they're wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:09 AM

1. A housecat is a cat that lives inside the house and stays inside the house much of the time...maybe all the time. A stray cat or a barn cat doesn't do that. Some dogs are called stray dogs.

2. Who knows?

3. Good question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Ralph Tilldemoor
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 AM

What is "folk music"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Rennegan
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:11 AM

Why is Martin Gibson the way he is?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:12 AM

But lions, tigers, lynxes and such are called "cats" too. So why aren't wolves and coyotes called "dogs"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Nigel West
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:14 AM

Is jOhn from Hull ever lucid?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Betty Boo
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:16 AM

What do you call a belly button when it is neither an "inny" or an "outee", but something halfway in between?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:19 AM

First of all, The people who ask stupid questions are too stupid to use this "Official" thread.

To answer your questions which a hardly stupid:

House cats are called house cats, because until the later part of the 20th Century, few people kept cats inside their homes. They were workers who lived out by the barn (barncats) or in other out buildings.    Still today, many people keep cats around their houses, but not in them. It is pretty rare for that to be the case with dogs.

The song is entirely appropriate at some funerals. Not everyone is buried. In fact in the U.S. cremation continues to rise in popularity. Since my will says something similar to "Please Don't Bury Me," I can imagine that as a song my friends my chose to perform.

"Dirty Deeds" is not folk music. It is heavy metal/hard rock or something. The type of instrument it is played on would not matter. Generally speaking folk music (a topic hotly debated around here) is typically written by non-professional musicians or is of a style that uses accoustic instruments and follows some general structures that most people accept as "folk." As a big fan of AC/DC, I can assure you that it is NOT folk music.

Thanks for the thread.


If you drink beer with beer nuts, what do you drink with peanuts?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: darkriver
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:46 AM

My stupid question is this:

What makes this thread 'official'?

Bee-dubya-ell, if this thread's official, are you the official spokesperson for this thread? Can you practice, if necessary, plausible deniability? (I said plausible.)

Okay, that's 3 stupid questions. When you're stupid, you can't just ask only one.

doug


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:50 AM

well, maybe wolves and coyotes are not called dogs because they aren't. But then again, a dog should probably, by rights, be called a wolf, because it is.

"In 1993, the wolf and dog were both determined to be Canis lupus, per the Code of International Commission on Zoological
Nomenclature and the American Society of Mammalogists. In other words, both wolves and dogs are the same species.
It is somewhat controversial in the scientific world whether dogs are now classified as an actual subspecies of wolf, or if they are simply con-specific (a
domestic variant of the wolf.) Therefore, the definition of a "hybrid being any offspring of two animals of two different species" is no
longer accurate to describe a wolf x dog cross."

How come if you multiply 1 by 0 you don't get 1 as an answer? If you have 1 apple and you don't do anything with it, ie. you multiply it nothing times, don't you still have your original apple?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:48 AM

The title is a statement! Why isn't this called, "Official Mudcat Stupid Statement Thread"? That's what I want to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:01 AM

now that's a really stupid question brucie!....followed by an equally stu....damn...I just dripped maple syrup all over my keyboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: mcgrathof altcar
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:17 AM

I have no belly button. This is true.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:44 AM

Does anyone else miss all those Iraq threads, or is it just me?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: semi-submersible
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:48 AM

Discussing Iraq's emotionally draining. Not "interesting" enough, after a while.

I've heard canines referred to as "a house dog," and more often as "an outside dog" if it's not allowed indoors.

Bravo, Blackcatter. Condolences, Metchosin.

Maureen


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:53 AM

Cats as you know, can be kept in or at, a cattery. So why aren't dogs kept in a doggery?
Then there is the small matter of where to keep bugs!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:05 AM

One multiplied by zero is zero not one because if you give one apple each to no people, or no appleas each to one person, then the number of apples given is zero, not one (are we allowed to answer the stupid questions, or do we just have to make silly comments?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:18 AM

True story which may help the 1 multiplied by 0 question.

Mathematician friend says:
Every ideal in a Notherian Ring is expressible as a finite intersection of primary ideals.

Me: Is it?

Him: Yes

Me: Why?

Him: (pause) (another pause) Because I bloody say so!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:32 AM

Q. Why is Martin Gibson the way he is?

A. lack of Bran.



Q. If you drink beer with beer nuts, what do you drink with peanuts?

A. Piss, of course, also known as Beer.



"As a big fan of AC/DC, I can assure you that it is NOT folk music."

But it is thoroughly 'Folked'.


The Fooles Troupe could enjoy this thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:41 AM

Question -- WHY ???








Answer -- BECAUSE !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:42 AM

Is this a question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Hrothgar
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:43 AM

Is this an answer?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:56 AM

Was that a question, Hrothgar!!!


Question -- WHY ???








Answer -- WHY NOT !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: HuwG
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:31 AM

Q. May I ask my three stupid questions ?
A. Yes. What are your other two questions.


****

A take on the multiply-by-zero issue:


Let                   a = b
Multiply by a:       a = ab
Subtract b:          a - b = ab - b
Factorise:            (a + b)(a - b) = b (a - b)
Divide by (a - b):    (a + b) = b
Substitute for a:    2b = b
=>                   2 = 1

QED !

Anyone spot the flaw(s) ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Nick
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:40 AM

What if there were no hypothetical situations?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,MINGULAY
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 07:12 AM

Is a Northerian Ring anything to do with relief roads. Is that what
they have just built in Birmingham (England that is - not that
colonial imposter place, though the local dialects are both on the
strange side). APOLOGIES are duely sent to LEADFINGERS along with
a pint when we next meet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Redhorse at work
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:33 AM

HuwG

Could it be that since(a-b) equals zero

(Anything)x(a-b) = (Anything else) x (a-b) ?

nick


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:50 AM

The answer is 42. Bleedin obvious really!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:02 AM

If the answer is 42, what is the question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:05 AM

Oi!! I'm the only one allowed to post in colour!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JennyO
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:08 AM

What do you get when you multiply 6 times 7 of course!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:09 AM

Why aren't these being asked in the MOAB?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:11 AM

Because the bloody MOAB thread would take days to load up on my cheapo computer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM

So why did Robin want the 'First Joke thread' split?

oops.... sorry........

I'll be good.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Urinquinty Queen
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:21 AM

why are so many threads making references to urine right now? I've had enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:31 AM

Wasn't the question WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE?...


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

53?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:36 AM

In what base?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:41 AM

Nobody does jokes in base 13


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:43 AM

The factorisation omits the ab term.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:53 AM

If music be the food of love ......... why don't Rabbits sing


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Deep River Blue
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:54 AM

Why don't guests get a name dammit and use it so we'll know who they are ?

And where do all these guests come from anyway ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:57 AM

For our American cousins "If music be the food of love" is the opening line of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:01 AM

To be more precise, the factorisation is bogus as written because there is no ab term in the expression being factorized.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: 42
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:04 AM

Do Americans not read Shakespeare?
Does Raggytash just think Americans don't read Shakespeare?
Do Rap artists starve to death?
Is that three questions?

j


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:50 AM

Does anyone care?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:50 AM

Rap, these questions are not being asked on the MOAB because that thread is a repository for nonspecific BS. TOMSQT posts must be either questions or answers to questions. A MOAB post may be a question or an answer, but it may also be a recipe for oatmeal. Recipes for oatmeal are not allowed here unless one is able to phrase said recipe as a question. But why would anyone want to post a recipe for oatmeal anyway? Oatmeal sucks.

As to what makes this thread "official", I was sitting in my "office" when the idea came to me. It was a very "moving" experience.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:56 AM

What do you get when you steep crushed rolled oats in hot water?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:59 AM

and doesn't oatmeal absorb, rather than suck?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:09 AM

If your doctor says your new medication is one you will need to take for the rest of your life but there are no refills, should you be nervous?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:21 AM

Will this be the last post to this thread?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:25 AM

Or will this?

[it could be-all I have to do is push this button]


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:53 PM

John 'Giok' MacKenzie, dogs are kept in a kennel because they "understand", while cats are just too busy being catty to develop any depth of "knowledge" whatsoever.

Bagpuss, I'm not giving apples away, I just have an integer that represents 1 place (1 can represent something can't it?) Now if I don't do anything with that place or thing, or even if I try to multiply that "place or thing" with nothing, why can't I still have that place or thing, after I have done nothing with it? I want to have my cake and eat it too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:03 PM

I take it back. The ab factors cancel each othe rout so that is not the error.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:08 PM

hmmm, maybe I'm starting to get it. Is this something like entropy, eh? Like, say you have a penis and you don't use it or do anything with it, it disappears.....is that it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:49 PM

Why have special thread for stupid questions anyway? This is the Mudcat Cafe, after all, isn't it?

And if, as I've been told, there are no stupid questions, do stupid people suddenly become smart when they ask a question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:47 PM

You know, if we create a filter for GUESTS posting in the "BS" sections, where, instead of it being "GUEST whomever" It was automatically "I'm a GUEST so it is best ot ignore my post Whomever," It might cut down on GUEST postings.


Also - I keep hearing people complain that long threads are a pain to read because it takes too long to load them. Is there that many people who dont know about the "part 1,2,3,4," and the "descending" options, or are they just trying to be funny in a non-humerous way?

Requiring minds want to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:10 PM

why dont monks live in a monkery?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:08 PM

Seriously, can someone tell me what BS stands for. I have my own idea, but no-ones ever told me, and it doesn't say on a google?

Also what does LOL mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:32 PM

You'll here other explanations but it stands for B.S. - Bull Shit

We don't treat all stuff in the BS section as "BS," but is started when peole begai ndiscussing things off-topic (music).

As for LOL, you shoudl find that on the Internet. That's what lazy people write when they want people to know a joke made them laugh out loud.

ROTFHMNAIWIPFTOSFS

Rolling on the floor, holding my nuts as I wince in pain from that oh so funny statement.

That's my favorite.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:48 PM

Cheers Blackcatter, I thought BS meant that as well, but wasn't sure.

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 07:11 PM

Does this question entail that at least one question exists?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 07:19 PM

Are rhetorical questions ruining stupid threads, as well as serious ones?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: harpgirl
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:55 PM

Why are the Brits so damn unfriendly?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 12:18 AM

awww, harpy...the ones I met last fall were DANGEROUSLY friendly. ;>)

(and boy, did they have good taste in booze!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 01:36 AM

How did Burt Lancaster get away with playing Elmer Gantry in every movie he ever made?

Why didn't Roy Orbison rewrite the line "love is like a stove"?

How could "Dirty Deeds" possibly be considered as being folk music?

What about "Highway To Hell"?
Would that be a polka or more of a waltz?

Is there a way to get the protective seal off a new jar of honey before your toast goes cold?

Are the stars really tiny pinpricks in the otherwise perfect (and otherwise black) fabric of eternity?

Were there only supposed to be three questions?

Why only three?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 06:05 AM

Do bugs live in a ' buggery '?
Am I sane ?
Who am I anyway ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: dunkel_esel
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 06:41 AM

Why isn't 'Twurpy, twurpy, tweet, tweet' Britian's national anthem?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:57 AM

When will Martin realize how great Bob Dylan really is?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:10 AM

The movie "Citizen Kane" opens with the guy dying, alone in his bedroom, and his last word is "Rosebud," right? So if he's alone, how do they know what he said?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:50 AM

If a tree falls in the forest...........??????


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:26 AM

Does the Mudcat Cafe exist when I'm not logged on ?

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Les from Hull
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:56 AM

If a man stands alone in the middle of a forest, says something and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:59 AM

What is the difference between half a hen?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: MOAB
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:18 PM

Bee-dubya-ell, you sorry sack of shit! This is your Mother! That's right, The Mother of All BS Threads. What's the big idea of starting this useless piece of crap thread when there's plenty of room at my place for stupid questions? I thought you were one of my faithful children and look at what you've done! Created this upstart thread for absolutely no reason. Haven't I always been good to you! Is this how all my hard work is repaid? I always thought you would come to a bad end and now it's pretty obvious I was right. Get a life before it's too late!

Your Mom


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: MOAB
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:36 PM

Oh, I forgot to ask my question!


What do this thread and a circle jerk have in common?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 05:37 PM

Well.

To say that the Mother of all BS Threads has taken on a life of its own is now officially redundant.

The next question is, can one thread usurp another?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 07:38 PM

What's this thread about?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 07:48 PM

Why is a music thread listed under BS?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 07:52 PM

Harpgirl...If you find Brits unfriendly...can I ask what you have said to upset them????? You have certainly ATTACKED me and I am a Brit.Best wishes all the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:03 PM

GS, you must be seriously pissed--in the North American use of the term. Where's the Be Blessed?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:23 PM

My bottle of cough syrup says, "Do not use if seal is broken." So how am I supposed to get the cough syrup out without breaking the seal?

Videos usually say, "This video has been altered to fit your TV set." How do they know how big my TV set is?

Why is it, when someone posts a list of "Rules and Regulations," they never tell you which ones are the rules and which ones are the regulations?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:24 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:22 PM

I took my car into the shop. The mechanic told me I had blown a seal. I told him to leave my private life out of it and fix the damn car.

If you have 23 odds and ends on a table and 22 of them fall of - what's left: an odd or an end?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:27 PM

Answer: YES!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:32 PM

One the plane they tell me that in the case of a water landing (as if a place could LAND in water) my seat cushion turns into a floatation device.

My questions is: If they can do that, why can't the turn the plane into a BOAT!?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:58 PM

If they can make the Black Box out of stuff that means it will survive the crash, why can't they make the whole plane out of it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Les from Hull
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 08:28 AM

Stewarding at Warwick Folk Festival and being rather obvious in the main street in a fluorescent jacket got me plenty of stupid non-folk festival questions like 'Where is the Registry Office?, and 'Is there a Marks and Spencers?'

Don't these people know that us folk festival stewards are only qualified to answer relevant questions like 'How many roads must a man walk down?' and 'How can there be a cherry without a stone?'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: 42
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM

Do sad songs matter most?

j


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:39 PM

Why is a black box called that when they're all brightly colored?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 02:06 PM

"Subtract b:          a - b = ab - b"

"Evaluated" is         0 = 0

The subsequent division is a "divide by zero."

Any fool knows that zero divided by zero can have any answer you want, depending on whether the bigger zero is on the top or on the bottom.



(n-1)*a = n*a a = 0

for n = 1

(n 1) = 1 1 = 0

(1 1) * a = a a = 0

For the same reason that 0! = 1 and not 0.

Clear?

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 02:09 PM

except for the extra "= 0" that shouldn't be there in:

(n-1)*a = n*a - a.

(You did ask for stupid answers to stupid questions.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: CarolC
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 02:18 PM

So many empty spaces and no magic writing. What's that all about?

What's that all about?



What's
that
all
about?


That's three questions for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 09:06 PM

But aren't only stupid answers supposed to be in colour?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: freightdawg
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 09:34 PM

If a round fruit that hangs from a tree and is orange in color is called an "orange", why is a purple fruit that hangs from a vine not called a "purple"? Or at least a group of purples.

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 10:26 PM

Cause they ain't all purple!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM

...and anyway they'd be a "bunch" of purples (or greens).

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

and why are they called pears, when you only get one at a time?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:36 AM

how many angels CAN dance on the head of a pin? And what are they dancing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:39 AM

A carole, presumably.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:40 AM

What they are dancing will obviously depend to some extent on how many of them there are, and how many there are could conceivably depend on what it is they are dancing, I suppose.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:47 AM

I didn't know they were expected to dance.

I've never heard of them dancing before.

Are they supposed to dance?

Pin-angels, I mean.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Micca
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:49 AM

If tin Whistles are made of tin what are

Fog Horns
Wood Pigeons
baby food
Cat food

Made from.

Saw a sign outside the DIY shop saying " Stainless steel sinks"
Well, I would expect it to, wouldnt you


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 09:52 AM

What is the difference between an Official Mudcat Stupid Question, and all the other stupid questions on Mudcat?

And how many babies does it take to produce one bottle of baby oil?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:02 AM

To what tune are they dancing, and what is the tempo?

And what instrumental accompaniment?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:16 AM

And if Noah's Ark is made of wood, what is Joan of Arc made of?











































She's made of Orleans....


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:22 AM

Angels dancing on pinheads - a mathematical approach (and actually, not too far from what good ol' Thomas Aquinus was on about, even though it seems he never mentioned dancing angels having any connection with pins.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:25 AM

They have stopped putting babies on the labels of Baby Food. As the market expanded in some parts of Asia, parts of the population were illiterate, relying on pictures on the outside of cans to tell them what was inside - sales were not going as well as expected....


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 11:29 AM

Why do people still by Gerber baby food even though they were caughht and punished for producing 100% apple juice without any apples in it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 11:54 AM

do identical twins have identical fingerprints? If not, where
do they get the genes to make them different?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 11:58 AM

no. and it's due to enviromental factors


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 12:03 PM

at any jeans store!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 12:22 PM

Why does the last sign you see as you enter an airport say "TERMINAL"


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 01:21 PM

Why do we get on a plane? Wouldn't we rather get in one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 07:47 PM

How come they call those things on the top of cars moonroofs? You'd
have to be crazy to try to stick your butt up there!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: RangerSteve
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 08:14 PM

My younger brother was born when I was 9. When I was 18, he was 9, or have my age. When I was 27, he was 18, or two thirds my age.
When I was 36, he was 27, or three fourths my age. Shouldn't we someday become the same age?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: RangerSteve
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 08:22 PM

the above should have read: half my age, not "have".


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 08:26 PM

momentarily, but obviously after that he will be older than you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 08:50 PM

RangerSteve - Your brother may never catch up to you in age, but when you're both dead you'll have exactly the same amount of money.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:14 PM

If you hold a brace of pears up to a mirror, does the reflection look like a pair of braces?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Pogo
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:29 PM

So why do twinkies taste so magically delicious?

And why can't you drive souped-up golf carts on the highway?

And could God make a corn-dog that was so huge even He couldn't eat it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Jul 04 - 10:54 PM

You can't drive souped-up golf carts on the highway because the hamsters are afraid of traffic.

And God has already made a corndog so huge that even He couldn't eat it. The uneaten portion is plainly visible in the night sky of the Northern Hemisphere during the months of February and March.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 11:46 AM

If a bomb in a car creates carnage, would a bomb in a drain create drainage?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 12:58 PM

Q: What is a folksinger?
A: Anyone who sings folk music.
Q: What is folk music?
A: Anything that a folksinger sings.

Seriously, I think those definitions could be useful if I expanded them a bit, but actually, I don't want to go there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 01:07 PM

So would a bomb in a cab create cabbage?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 01:09 PM

And what if you bombed a parson or a vicar?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 02:48 PM

And what if the parson or vicar got bombed?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 03:43 PM

And why can't you drive souped-up golf carts on the highway?


You can - or at least on regular roads. There are comunities all over the U.S. that are "planned" in that they have shopping places tied to the residential areas as well as schools and the like. There are fancy golf carts that are owned by residents to drive on the streets so they don't use their cars for every little thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 03:51 PM

Below is a link to a page that shows the "NEV" (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) that is in use in Central Florida. It's about halfway down on the page.

NEV at Celebration, FL


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 08:42 PM

honestly, some peopel just cain't spell; the obvious answers are parsonnage, vicarnage, and cabbnage... Otherwise yu could bomb a
massage parlor and get rubbage...


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 10:59 PM

Is this the "Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 11:17 PM

No joke: I once met a man who told me he had a twin sister, and people were always asking them if they were identical twins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 12:49 AM

So what did he say, Jim?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blues=Life
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 11:10 AM

The twin I know who used to get asked that question used to look at the idiot with a great big smile, and say very sloooowly, like she was talking to a two year old: "No, because I'm a girl, and he's a boy!" The unspoken "DUH!" came through very clearly. And she was 13 at the time, usually talking to an adult.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Blackcatter
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 02:53 PM

Well, truth be told, not everyone may know about reproduction. Our school system in Florida barely touches on the subject. I have a masters degree and never had to take a course anywhere in my education on human sexuality. Maybe something was discussed in biology in 9th grade, but I doubt it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 04:16 PM

Blackcatter: There are girl people and boy people. That's what ya gotta know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 05:40 PM

Schools have their hands tied to do with sex ed. In various parts of Canada, the schools took that on because it was not being taught at home (much the way schools began to show children how to take the bus or cross the streets at traffic lights). It just wasn't being done elsewhere so it defaulted to the school systems. However, you make a good point Blackcatter. I was in university at the age of 33 when I found out that conception and pregnancy are not the same thing. I turned to a teenage student beside me and said, "Did you know that?" He said no. So did the girl on my left.

Some schools have to be really careful about sex ed because the parents--who don't teach it to the kids--want only certain things taught to the kids. Easiest place I ever taught that aspect of Health 9 was in farm country. Most of my students knew about calving and breeding stock, so the fact people procreated in similar ways was no big deal. However, for city kids it's a whole other thing. If their view of sexuality comes from X-rated movies (and it seems there are lots of them now), then their view of sexuality is changed substantially.

Also, many teachers are embarrassed to teach it. (I often drop in for those classes and jump through the hoops with the kids. I find the kids take it better than many teachers.) And of course that only addresses the reproductive aspect, and not the emotional or the choices kids have to make these days. (There are some serious STDs out there, and some of them are deadly.) That said, y'all ain't alone in Florida.

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 05:47 PM

conception and pregnancy are not the same thing

Can you explain that to me?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 06:01 PM

It was a surprise to me too.

Conception: sperm fertilizes the egg.

Pregnancy: The zygote (fertilized egg) attaches itself to the wall of the womb. That's pregnancy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 06:40 PM

Yep, You ain't pregnant until the "little one" officially connects with mommy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 07:15 PM

Speaking of sex education, it wasn't until my son was born and my wife was breast-feeding him, that I learned some things about breasts and nipples. For one thing, I had always believed the breast milk came out of one tiny hole in the center of the nipple, just like on a plastic baby-bottle nipple. But no, it comes out of several tiny holes (I still don't know how many6? 8?) around the perimeter of the nipple. The center is just a knob for the baby to hang onto, I guess. (Plus...well, we won't go into that.) Also, nipples turn brown during pregnancy, and then gradually fade to pink again afterwards. Who knew?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 07:37 PM

Hey Brucie...you stated. "Schools have their hands tied to do with sex ed"...I didn't know they were teaching bondage in schools now...
Best wishes......


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From: Peace
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 08:00 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 09:29 PM

I am a traind instructor for both teen and adult sex-education within the Unitarian Universalist Church. In our Sunday school classes, we offer versions of sexual education as early as the classes for 6 & 7 years olds. It is a program called Our Whole Lives and is quite remarkable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 09:53 PM

Good for you, BC. Sex education has to be more about emotions and feelings and less about this goes here and that's what happens. Kinda like the difference between knowing how gears work and how to drive the car properly. I was reading on the 'cat a while back that some kids were involved with what has come to be called 'oral sex', and they didn't see it as being sex at all. Blew me away--pardon the expression. When I was a kid it was referred to as CSing and CLing. Times has changed. What I find that kids need to be told is that the act of sex is very emotional, and one of my arguments with kids is that people are generally not prepared for the emotions involved until they are much more mature than many are when they first get involved with someone. (That sentence didn't make a helluva lotta sense.) Basically, I'm up front with the kids and I say that 14 is too young. I don't suggest that there is a magic age, but I think many people will understand what I'm saying.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 11:30 PM

This thread has become too serious.

What happened to the stupid questions, like Where is Farty Gibberish?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 12:46 AM

Where is Farty Gibberish?

I would appreciate it if you left my ex-wife out of this discussion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 12:55 AM

Why did the spam I got about "35 Year old computer geek gets more action then his 25 year old body building roommate! HOW? Because the mind is the key to winning with women. Find out all his dirty little tricks here" point to only a single small page?

And since some of the Mudcat Silly Questions (and their silly answers) are spilling out of the thread...

Where do old threads go?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Cluin
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:17 AM

For some reason, they all end up in a ball in the pocket of my jeans when they come out of the wash.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 08:04 AM

Is that not a stupid question, but just a silly answer?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 09:47 AM

Why is there air?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Cluin
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:13 PM

So when is the next official Steak and Blowjob Night. I've read where it's March 20th and also where it's March 14th. Locally, it was March 17th, which was a drag since I was away from home playing a St. Paddy's gig that night. Can we have another in August please?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 08:08 PM

"Can we have another in August please?"

1) Who's we?
2) Another what?
3) Who's August?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 09:33 PM

Jim, I happened to see a US daytime TV show where a pair of separated conjoined twins were being interviewed.
One of the audience really did ask them "Are you identical twins?"
They were very polite in their answer...


I've been recmmended sage tablets to improve my memory. How can I remember to take them?

Why, when you can't get online, does the ISP's phone helpline advise you to visit the website to check your account??

Did you know that the word gullible isn't in the Oxford English Dictionary?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 10:03 PM

Let me look that up!




























wait a minute . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 12:20 AM

Yes it is! It means easily fooled or duped.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 04:28 PM

Noreen: Your comment about memory pills reminded me of a joke, so I posted it here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 07:27 PM

Are the Americans and Irish still completely happy with their somewhat impetuous decision to split away from the mother country?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 10:46 PM

"Why, Daddy?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 02:12 AM

Canada is going to split away from England, too. Or maybe we did that with the Halibut Treaty. Hey, you Canadians out there: Are we part of England?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 09:22 AM

I've just heard that Tony Blair is in negotiations with GW Bush to have Great Britain become a US Territory. Hawaii did that, only to be invaded and turned into the 50th State.


Just kidding....I think.

..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 09:33 PM

"Why, Daddy?"

"Because!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 02:04 AM

All that can be said is the England is a real mother.


By the way - would you like some toothbrushes and floss over in England? Or is it too late?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: rick-APX4a
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 08:50 AM

Depends how thin you slice them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 08:33 PM

"All that can be said is the England is a real mother."

The Mother Of All What?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bert
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 09:06 PM

John O'Lennaine, here's what the stars REALLY are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 09:48 PM

The mother of inbred royalty, for one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 01:11 AM

Why is it that Add Three Words Only is (are?) Four Words?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 06:28 AM

It's all bollocks anyway.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 08:35 AM

Was that meant to be a question eric?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,mick
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 10:18 AM

When Meatloaf sings "I will do anything for love but I won't do that" what exactly is the "that" he is referring to ? Is it something dirty?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: LilyFestre
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 02:31 PM

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

And why do drive through ATM's have braille letters on the keypad?!?!?!?!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 05:22 AM

I don't feckin know, I last track ages ago.

eric the confused


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 06:39 AM

Is this The Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 07:25 AM




Because it is easier & cheaper to manufacture one type of keypad (with Braille) than to manufacture two types (with & without).
It also simplifies stockkeeping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 09:20 AM

Whaaat ?

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: jonm
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM

Why is it that the general term for most animals refers to the female,
cow (bull)
cat (tom)
sheep (ram)

... but it's dog, not bitch?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Juan P-B
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 08:09 PM

How does a luminous watch know when it's dark??

How does the snow-plough driver get to work ?

How does Teflon stick to the pan in the first place?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 08:24 AM

Why don't I like Barber Shop style?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 02:03 PM

If it takes an hour to dig a hole, how long does it take to dig half a hole... even though the half hole's a whole half-hole, is it also a whole whole?

so, I shall digress...
If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker
It is slick to stick a lock upon your stock.
Or some joker (who is quicker)
Is gonna trick you of your liquor
If you fail to lock your liquor with a lock

Oops, that wasn't music...
"A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to their tutor,
"Is it tougher to toot, or
To tutor two tooters to toot?"

there, better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 02:22 PM

where's the UN-official Stupid Questions thread? I don't want to get involved with the bureaucracy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 07:40 PM

Perhaps you should start your own?

Why don't you leave the United Nations out of this?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,John O'Lennaine
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 07:33 AM

To what do I owe this unexpected pleasure?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:20 AM

Is there life after mudcat?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,noddy ?
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:21 AM

what happened to my other posting?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:22 AM

Are things quiet at work today?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 08:35 AM

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bed post overnight?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 09:47 AM

Being from "over there", my wife is always correcting me on my English. She insists that the word "schedule" is properly pronounced as "shedule." She also reminds me that in the "proper" English alphabet, the letter Z is spoken as "Zed." So, here are some stupid questions:

Why isn't "school" pronounced "shool"?

And why is it "scheme" and not "sheme"?

Why is zebra not "zedebra", or "zoo" "zedoo"?


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