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Mudcat Insanity

Roger in Baltimore 29 Dec 98 - 06:51 PM
Joe Offer 29 Dec 98 - 08:08 PM
Art Thieme 29 Dec 98 - 09:22 PM
catspaw49 29 Dec 98 - 11:17 PM
Big Mick 29 Dec 98 - 11:37 PM
dwditty 30 Dec 98 - 06:17 AM
Benson 30 Dec 98 - 08:59 AM
catspaw49 30 Dec 98 - 11:56 AM
Bill D 30 Dec 98 - 05:20 PM
Art Thieme 30 Dec 98 - 05:59 PM
BSeed 31 Dec 98 - 02:50 AM
Art again 31 Dec 98 - 10:55 AM
Bill Cameron 31 Dec 98 - 05:04 PM
Alan of Australia 01 Jan 99 - 08:01 PM
rich r 01 Jan 99 - 10:51 PM
BSeed 02 Jan 99 - 02:31 AM
Benson 02 Jan 99 - 10:05 AM
rich r 03 Jan 99 - 12:07 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Insanity
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 06:51 PM

Has anyone else noticed? Mudcatters seem to be going off the deep end. Threads start off normally enough and then splatter into free association, puns, and terrible jokes. Yes, yes, that has always happened from time to time, but it seems to be happening more.

Is it the holidays? Too much time off? Perhaps its the egg nog? Or is it a full moon?

Whatever it's cause, this insanity certainly brightens up my day.

Keep on 'Cattin'!!!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 08:08 PM

You find this unusual, Roger? Heck, we're like this all the time. Haven't you noticed before??
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 09:22 PM

Roger,

If you've ever seen the Rorshak Tests that, over the years, I've striven mightily to pass off as my sets & concerts, then you've seen what vas-sillyations I actually (somehow) made my living perpetrating. (Once in a while a song would actually be bellowed forth too.) If I, and others of this ilk, have brought a measure of those mental ruminations, meanderings guffaws and masturbations to this esteemed forum, well, all I can say is, I, at least, cannot muster up the beloit to be sorry for my part in it all.

As my old uncle used to say, "Once ya get used to it, Art, insanity is the most normal thing in the world!"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 11:17 PM

See...There you have it Roger...straight from Art, the resident horse's mouth; or perhaps some other anatomical part. So Art got a little past it with the canaries, look what you've learned. Do you realize the research I had to do to track those lost birds to a lone descsendant on PBS? Well I can tell you right now it was damn little! Art's Uncle really has it right. I was sane, but I'm much better now after dealing with the Catch-22 of the sanity trap.{Had a seance with Joseph Heller}. On the other hand Art also spoke the truth on the river barges {called tows}. I went to the library this afternoon and found a long dissertation on Pidgeon Tows. Turns out that there were many other specialized barges. Did you know there were daily milk deliveries from St. Louis to Cape Girardeau called LacTows? To keep away dreaded river pirates, many operators would adorn their barges with pictures of the pirates themselves and then sail up,down,back,and forth in a grid pattern while moving downstream with the current. Yes, these were called FoeTowGraphs. High Society fisherman would often have to take their wives along and began a tradition of renting a barge and staging a floating opera for the wives while they would bait-cast over the side. These were known as WriggleletTows. As times progressed, faster tows were needed to compete with the other transportation systems. One owner advertised that he could haul anything at a minutes notice. He called his barge the {see it comin'?} MomenTow.

I think Patrick Sky phrased it best: "Insanity is bad enough, why should I tell the Truth?" catspaw49


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 11:37 PM

catspaw, you have entirely too much time on your hands. You should fit in well here.

all the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: dwditty
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 06:17 AM

At this time of year,they used to put rocket engines on the barges - missletow. Now what was your point roger? dw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Benson
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 08:59 AM

I used to be quite insane......Before I found the "mudcat"... Who would believe that I used to prowl the "craft chats" of AOL.....asking the little "housewifes" if any would know the proper proceedure for removing the bones from a skull...in order to shrink a head.....???? Hey!!!!! where did they go...????? ahahahahahahahahah!!!!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 11:56 AM

Hey group...gotta' leave town for a few days and I'll miss you...Season's Best, see you next year. And,uh,well...can't resist it...We're going diving off a barge, you know.....a CousTow. catspaw49


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 05:20 PM

I don't understand why no one has mentioned the special Holiday music barges which run this time of the year, where groups sing to the people on the shore...mostly manned by English immigrants, but also by local folkies who like to preserve the traditions..

you know...the Hal-an-tows


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 05:59 PM

Today I got an anonymous phone call from a woman wanting to know "what the hell a 'beloit' is???!!!" (See earlier post to this thread.)

That's easy: Dear mam, As I said on the phone before you hung up on me,a beloit is a town in wisconsin!

But there was more to my answer that you, in your haste, failed to be enlightened about. Yes, my precious...

It is also the sound a watermelon makes when it is dropped into a pool of water.

O.K.??

Art


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: BSeed
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 02:50 AM

Art, that's amazing! You have really got that sound right. In order to test it I just dropped a dozen watermelons, one after the other, into a swimming pool from the high board: "Beloit! Beloit! BELOIT! BELOIT! Lemons go "Poit." I think I'd better go to bed. --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Art again
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 10:55 AM

Schizophrenia beats dining alone.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Bill Cameron
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 05:04 PM

Pardon me for barging in... Beloit? Isn't that how Stan Rogers used to sing a song?

Catspaw49 claimed, among other discoveries: " On the other hand Art also spoke the truth on the river barges {called tows}."

I don't think Art has ever spoken the truth on a barge or anywhere else. After all he's confessed to being a professional disseminator of folklore ("folklore's another word for lies"...well, he may have spoken the truth about that_) Bill


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 01 Jan 99 - 08:01 PM

G'day,
Sorry to barge in here but we have sleepy craft on the Murray River called Coma tows. Honest!

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: rich r
Date: 01 Jan 99 - 10:51 PM

Bill, The problem with your hypophysis is that you haven't grasped the subtitles of Art's mid-western accent. Such elocutionaries can be unfathomably deep for the unarticulated. Tows, of course, must be fathoming constantly else they ground themselves on shoals or bust open their bottoms and sink and it is hard to limp home on a BrokenTow. But I am veering off point. A "beloit" would be your typical 2 sillybull contrivance as in "detroit". Unless "detroit" is what de pitcher do with de baseball.

Art, I have always experienced the melon entry as more of a "kersploonsch", a much more random sound than "beloit" which is quite precise. Is it possible that I don't have enough hops to get the proper altitude? And speaking of cities in Wisconsin, "kenosha" is actually what some folks would like to do with the governments workplace safety regulations.

I gotta get more eggnog and then see if I can figure out what Roger was after even if it was off subject

rich r


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: BSeed
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 02:31 AM

No, Rich. Detroit is whatcha swear to tell at da trial. --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: Benson
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 10:05 AM

Detroit????? Does this have anything to do wit da Fax??? address????.......or De Nile????


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Insanity
From: rich r
Date: 03 Jan 99 - 12:07 PM

I have it from an unimpeachable cobbler (I think his name was Tie) that it is still a baseball term. You guys are confusing the past and gone form of the word (dey tru it) with the swearing term of a solemn oaf. Easy to do because they are nearly homonymnous but the latter is always destral while the former can be either dextral or sinistral.

rich r


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