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BS: When it was okay to play with gnus

Big Al Whittle 12 Apr 06 - 10:22 AM
gnu 12 Apr 06 - 10:42 AM
Rapparee 12 Apr 06 - 10:43 AM
catspaw49 12 Apr 06 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,JohnB 12 Apr 06 - 10:46 AM
Ebbie 12 Apr 06 - 10:48 AM
Bill D 12 Apr 06 - 12:10 PM
DMcG 12 Apr 06 - 12:16 PM
MMario 12 Apr 06 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,little lion cub 12 Apr 06 - 12:22 PM
Bill D 12 Apr 06 - 12:32 PM
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Charley Noble 12 Apr 06 - 01:17 PM
Megan L 12 Apr 06 - 01:21 PM
MMario 12 Apr 06 - 01:23 PM
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Subject: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:22 AM

well ....it made me laugh!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:42 AM

Struck me a touch as well... but, I AM a bit touched, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:43 AM

Play with gnu's what??


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:45 AM

Yeah Rap.....That was my question too. Kinda' scared me just to think about it...............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:46 AM

I think it's just a way on plurd's.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:48 AM

Apparently the original title used an apostrophe? Otherwise Rap's and Spaw's comments would make no sense atall, atall.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:10 PM

no, Ebbie...think anagrams


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: DMcG
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:16 PM

The emblem of our local amateur theatre is a gnu - so we see a play by gnus about every month. Does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: MMario
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:16 PM

Momma always said it was okay to play with gnus as long as we didn't fire them - at least - not without a good barbecue rub.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,little lion cub
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:22 PM

my Momma told me to go play with the gnus and bring a friend back for tea


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:32 PM

I knew this fellow who wanted a 'different' pet...so he looked all over, including wild animals parks for something interesting to adopt.
Finally, he discovered a place who had a Wildebeest who was getting on in years, and needed extra care and was in danger of being 'put down'.

Well, his sympathies were aroused, so, having a ranch with some space, he offered to adopt the poor thing and care for it.
It generally prospered with extra care, and seemed to be doing so well that the guy thought he'd try some interesting training...so he made a little obstacle course, and attempted to show his new pet how to jump a fence, run thru a tunnel, and slide down a slide. Sadly, this proved a bit much for the elderly old thing.....so he thought maybe some simple stuff like begging, rolling over, or playing dead would be easier. He tried for weeks, but the bewildered Wildebeest just stood there, waiting for feeding time and being uncooperative.

Being a kind soul, the man finally gave up and just petted 'ol Rover..(did I mention he had named it Rover?) and fed it and allowed it to wander happily about his yard for the rest of its days....

   The guy was, of course, mildly disappointed that the training had not worked out, but he managed to console himself when he remembered the old adage....




















"You can't teach an old Gnu dog tricks."


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:39 PM

ba-da boom


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 12:40 PM

Playing with gnus was okay in our house. But we would get in big trouble for playing with our doof.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 01:17 PM

Is it OK to play with your gnus
If you're in the loo,
Or in lieu of the loo,
Would a bidet do?

Where is Donual to illustrate this poem when we need him?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who has nothing better to do


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Megan L
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 01:21 PM

I like playing with Gnu he's cuddly and growly. I would say more but it might get us both into trouble ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: MMario
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 01:23 PM

If you document it with video it won't get you in trouble.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,Your Mom
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 02:30 PM

It's okay to play with gnus, but you need to remember that gnus have a tendency to overindulge a bit. Gnus are frequently guilty of "PWI" (Posting While Intoxicated). If you are playing with a gnu and you say something to him and his reaction seems to have come from someplace way out in left-field, he's probably knee-walking drunk. He will look at his post in the morning and be all nice and apologetic.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 03:23 PM

But with our gnu, how can we tell if he's sober??


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 03:43 PM

Silly Rapaire! We can tell if our gnu's sober the same way we tell if Martin Gibson is being sincere or if Clinton Hammond is being sympathetic.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Megan L
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:36 PM

Ach it's a poor opinion ye have o the darlin beuy and him as gentle as old father OConnels lamb :)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:55 PM

'Tis not a poor opinion, Megan dear -- what we have is based upon experience with the lad.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Megan L
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:58 PM

Ah sure n it must be the way ye be talking to him for isn't he always the gentleman when we are keeping company :-p


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: bobad
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:03 PM

"The wildebeest -also known as the gnu is a large antelope. The bull's deep grunts sound like a giant croaking frog. Because of its appearance and spirited behavior, Dutch settlers in South Africa named the animal wildebeest, which means wild beast."

Who would you want to play with this?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:09 PM

shoot, they won't even bring me the evening paper!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: John O'L
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:11 PM

Another copygnu thread?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:24 PM

Tis true you can play with a gnu. Tis true you can play with a stewed gnu. Tis true a stewed gnu might rue something misconstrued and apologize in the morning. A gnu is the the same as you, who just wants to do right by you. It's the Golden Rule. Drink a little bud... chew a little cud... get down tonight.

Like George Carlin said, "Please Lord, I just want to be a cool gnu."


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:21 PM

Well, I said it before and I'll say it again: don't play with loaded gnus!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 05:35 AM

"Gnor am I in the least like that dreadful hartebeest, oh gno gno gno...."


The locals don't pronounce the g so it sounds kind of silly.... no nus is ood nus.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: David C. Carter
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 08:13 AM

As a child,I suffered from "Pissed Preamble Dysanoraksia",but my favorite tv Westerns were,-James Arness/Denis Weaver,in-"gnu Smirk".And another was-"Have gnu Will Trivial".

BanJo Bandit
Bob Dylema


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 08:54 AM

who can forget Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gnu?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 09:25 AM

Or that WW2 classic film, "The Gnus of Navarrone"?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: David C. Carter
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 11:37 AM

Was it not John Lennon who wrote,"Happiness Is A Warm Gnu"?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:28 PM

And didn't Mao say, "Power comes out of the barrel of a gnu"?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Emma B
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:38 PM

"Rutted this morning by passing gnus" - John Masefield (well almost)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:58 PM

the evening gnus?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 06:32 PM

I was going to say something else. but it wasn't really gnus-worthy.

Only the monstrous anger of the gnus

wilfred owen


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 09:04 PM

*Use* Gnus. *Play* with w3m.

You really ought to Know Who's Who.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: What is both obvious and disgraceful is seldom mentioned. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 11:31 PM

That's all for the Gnu's.
And now for the Whether forecast.
JohnB (rather sheepishly)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 01:54 AM

The subject line was obviously truncuated

When it was okay to play with gnus what?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 04:18 AM

then there was the Phil Ochs album, all the gnus that's fit to print.

do gnus have trunks to truncate?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 07:10 AM

Wouldn't truncuated Gnus be the Head Lions?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 08:46 AM

bloody hell, that's clever!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 09:50 AM

It's a pinch from the punchline of a VERY old joke - you don't think the Fooles Troupe would have new ones, do you? :-0


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 12:08 PM

As Scoop Nisker used to sign off on every "gnus" broadcast on KSAN (yeah, they spelled it that way):

"And remember, if you don't like the gnus, go out and make some of your own."


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 01:24 PM

gnus gnaw and gnar gnathicly.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 02:19 PM

Know gnus is good gnus!

We fired our gnus but the British kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago;
We fired once more and they began a-runnin'
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!

He died with his six-gnues a-blazin'
But only three hairs on his chest!

What a harvest this thread is!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 08:06 PM

The fastest gnu in the west (boy did it move!)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 08:10 PM

Of course, since The Fooles Troupe lives in the 1500's - all their jokes ARE new... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 02:52 AM

Don't take your gnus to town, son, leave your gnus at home.

I'm not going into work today. The voices told me to stay home and clean the gnus.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 09:41 PM

Never clean a loaded gnu?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 02:25 AM

and that great classic from Sean O'Casey......Shadow of a Gnuman

not to mention Dvorak's Gnu World Symphony


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 07:57 PM

With your gnus and drums and drums and gnus,
The enemy nearly slew you;
Me darling dear, you look so queer (as well you might!)
Johnny, I hardly gnu you!

Well, I've shot my wad for this post!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 04:24 AM

Charley, that's the winner! Brilliant.
I give up.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:47 AM

Ahm No Cummin Oot

Ahm no cummin oot gnu gnu
Ahm no cummin oot gnu
Ma grannies taen up gamblin
And ah don't ken whit tae do.
She said ahd come on Monday
Mind she said that last week to
So ahm no cummin gnu gnu
Ahm no cummin oot gnu

They gave her castor oil
Made her dae some star jumps to
Noo they've sent ma maw tae Aiberdeen
Tae see whit they can do
But ma grannies taen up gamblin
And ah don't ken whit tae do.
So ahm no cummin gnu gnu
Ahm no cummin oot gnu

Ma faithers telt me whit they'll do
Ah can't believe it's true
If their trying tae flecht this poor we wean
They've scared me through and through
Noo ahv'e seen the light it's nae sae bad
Ah'll come and stay wi you
Ahm Harry boy your pride and joy
Ahm cummin tae bide wi you.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:36 AM

Ah, you guys missed that great old musical, Annie Get Your Gnu! Surely you remember those song lines,

"Folks are dumb where I come from,
They ain't had any larnin',
Still they're happy as can be
Doin' what comes gnaturally."


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 09:26 AM

Rapaire-

There's something about "gnaturally" that really bugs me...

Megan-

That's really quite lovely.

Seamus-

Thanks, it's nice to be appreciated. I'm reminded now of this foreboding verse:

And ye shall marry a gnunner good,
And a right fine gnunner I'm sure he'll be,
And the very first shot that e'er he shoots
Will kill both my young son and me.

And these scurrilous lines from the hunt club members:

She was only the gamekeeper's daughter
But all the gnunners gnew 'er.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:33 AM

Well, Charlie, I hope you're up to scratch.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 02:56 PM

I really wish I had cartoonist skills.

It would make a great book.

Johnny being counselled not to take his gnu to town
the parade with drums and gnus
the gnus of Navarone
the shadow of a Gnu-man, etc


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 03:03 PM

Don't forget a picture of Alfred E. Gnuman.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 04:05 AM

"Alas, my dear, ye niver gnu me!"


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 07:26 AM

His dates used to complain about his gnu control but since he got Cialis Gnus a-blazing!*











* In case of a four hour erection, take a picture!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:56 AM

Weelittledrumer-

LOL

You're right. Someone with graphic skills could make millions by mining this thread.

"No gnus is good gnus!"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:23 AM

More gnus coming at the top of the hour.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 11:25 AM

Well, I have bad gnus and good gnus.

Which do you want to hear about first?

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 02:53 PM

Hmph! (storming off in a snit)

I'll just keep this gnus close to my chest then!

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 03:07 PM

The good gnus is you're pregnant. The bad gnus is you're pregnant. Right?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 03:16 PM

Yeah, well have you ever been on the horns of a dilemma?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 08:00 PM

ooooooooooooooo!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 10:28 PM

Actually (since you asked, I mean) The good gnus are out in the pasture where they belong.

The bad gnus busted down the gate and have ruined my roses!

(ok. I'll leave quietly now.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 10:51 PM

...Again the gnus disturbed the hour,
Roaring their readiness to avenge,
As far inland as Stourton Tower,
And Camelot, and starlit Stonehenge.


Or, as Hamlet said, "Go, get thee to a gnunnery!"


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 09:55 AM

The World War 1 book entitled THE GNUS OF AUGUST may shed some much needed light on where this apparently innocent thread may lead.

Indeed, we should be doing more for world peace than sitting like so many gnarled garden gnomes gnashing our teeth.

Cheerily,
Gnarley Gnoble


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:05 AM

World War I is old gnus.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 07:46 PM

The Gnus of Gnavoronne!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 08:21 PM

Did anyone get a gnu Easter outfit?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 09:43 PM

The bandit ran out of the bank with both gnus blazing!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 09:46 PM

The bride had borrowed an old strip of gnu leather that had been dyed blue and made a garter from it.

So she had...

Something old
Something gnu
Something borrowed
And Something blue

(OK--really--I'll leave now, just let me get my hat;>)

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:18 PM

Good Gnus         

(A Vignette in Verse)

When cares attack and life seems black,
How sweet it is to pot a yak,
      Or puncture hares and grizzly bears,
         And others I could mention;
But in my Animals "Who's Who"
No name stands higher than the Gnu;
      And each new gnu that comes in view
         Receives my prompt attention.

When Afric's sun is sinking low,
And shadows wander to and fro,
      And everywhere there's in the air
         A hush that's deep and solemn;
Then is the time good men and true
With View Halloo pursue the gnu;
      (The safest spot to put your shot
         is through the spinal column).

To take the creature by surprise
We must adopt some rude disguise,
      Although deceit is never sweet,
         And falsehoods don't attract us;
So, as with gun in hand you wait,
Remember to impersonate
      A tuft of grass, a mountain-pass,
         A kopje or a cactus.

A brief suspense, and then at last
The waiting's o'er, the vigil past;
      A careful aim. A spurt of flame.
       It's done. You've pulled the trigger,
And one more gnu, so fair and frail,
Has handed in its dinner-pail;
      (The females all are rather small,
         The males are somewhat bigger).

-- P. G. Wodehouse.



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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:22 PM

Hugh (The Gnu)

I knew a Gnu, whose name was Hugh
He liked to dine on new-made stew
(Old stew, he knew, just grew and grew
(And soon became an ICKY goo)

The company he kept were few
A Cow, a Ewe, a Kangaroo
They liked to chew his new-Gnu stew
And wash it down with old-Gnu brew

While mostly happy, Hugh DID rue
That everywhere he looked, his view
Was always flat. Was never new.
Oh, what an AIRBORNE Gnu could do!

One night, as Cow and Ewe and Roo
Discoursed with him on ground-based Gnus
He had an inspiration: GLUE
Could help him soar into the blue

His friends seemed MORE than pleased
('tis true)
To smear their spunky chum in goo
And soon Hugh's hue shined like a shoe
Deep dipped in dripping Daring-Do

Then chicken feathers, all askew
Were stuck onto the sticky Gnu
Who climbed high when the day was new
To LEAP and BEAT this Gnu taboo

Hugh flapped, and jumped, and
Yelled out "FOO!"
When earth made a hard rendevous
But stubborn like an old tattoo
He climbed again, to fall anew

When falls had reached some 32
The aches and pains HAD to accrue
Hugh's body felt no longer new
He muttered "ouch!" He sobbed "boo hoo."

He took one final look (or two)
Of space that he could not pursue
Knowing that his Gnu debut
Had simply left Gnu residue

A lesson learned: One hard but true
The land is perfect for the gnu
And now Hugh's outlook took its cue
From just how pretty was his view

The mountains, streams, and grasslands too
Shone bright with light in morning dew
And were as beautiful below, as through
The eyes of animals that flew.

The Cow, the Ewe and Kangaroo
Picked off Hugh's feathers three by two
He said one smiling, light "adieu"
Then went home, not to stew

But stew.

Copyright; Bob Pladek


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:25 PM

Ode to the Gnu

The gnu is quite a placid beast.
Of all God's creatures, not the least
Nor the most, in size or scope.
He has no use for lengths of rope
And will not frolic in the sea,
Or even deign to climb a tree
If by a lion he's predated.
The gnu is quite uncomplicated.
His looks are somewhat less than fair,
And so for looks he has no care.
In fact, I doubt he thinks a jot
Or worries much about his lot.

© Darryn 'crash' Roberts 2006


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 10:29 PM

'scuse me. Oops. Sorry. I had to come back-can't seem to find my keys....

uhmmmm....that bride?

That is what she would have liked to do, but there really wasn't time. Shotgnu weddings tend to be rather hurried affairs.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 11:25 PM

Yep...her daddy was the fastest gnu in the West.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 12:22 PM

Which end of the gnu is fired when you give a 21 gnu salute?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 05:30 PM

BillD-

Them poems is really lovely. Thanks for posting them.

Have you seen the gnus today, oh boy!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, off to NYC and other fine places for a week


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 07:33 PM

I have nothing gnu to add


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 08:18 PM

Heresy for Today:

There is nothing Gnu in the world!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 08:22 PM

It's all gnus to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 08:49 PM

At this rate of creativity we'll nevermake 100 posts!

My mother actually paints gnus for real. Here's a link to her website: Click here for a good time!

She's got gnus up the wazoo!

Cheerily,
Charley Ipcar


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 08:54 PM

Them's sad gnus, Charley...


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Janie
Date: 20 Apr 06 - 08:58 PM

But when we make 100, whoever gets it can sing 'Ain't that good gnus!"


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 06:22 AM

thanks always great to hear of a gnu artist - one with something gnu to offer


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:55 AM

This thread reminds me of the songs of my youth. Songs like Tom Paxton's

...gnus, gnus, ain't that gnus,
Ain't that somethin' to see,
Gnus, gnus, talk about your gnus,
That's might good gnus to me.


and Phil Ochs album "All the Gnus That's Fit to Sing" and even Simon & Garfunkel's song "Seven O'Clock Gnus/Silent Night."


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: BK Lick
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 06:02 PM

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote a delightful ditty known as“The Gnu Song” as part of their 1960 musical At the Drop of a Hat.(There's a 3.1 MB mp3 file of the “The Gnu Song” lurking on the Web disguised as a zip file, but please don't tell anyone you heard about it here.)

For a lovely archive of F & S lyrics and related information, pay a visit to Flanders & Swann Online.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:22 PM

Sing and laugh along with The GNU


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: CarolC
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 08:37 PM

What an interesting mind your mother has, Charley. Thanks for posting the link to her work.

( ...sorry, don't have any gnu puns)


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,JTS
Date: 21 Apr 06 - 11:41 PM

"Perhaps" I am waiting for Gnu... I look about this gnu thread, but I don't see him. I am not sure I should wait longer. If Gnu arrives, tell him I was here.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 03:36 AM

is there any gnu inside ? said the traveller, tapping on the old inn door.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 06:06 AM

Jack 'a Tar.... if I had anything gnu at all to say, I would, without hesitation, post same. I thought you gnu that.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 08:31 AM

gnoo


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,Big S
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 08:31 AM

...and yoo too


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: GUEST,Jack Jones
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 08:32 AM

toodloo


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 09:42 AM

100!

I knew you folks could do it if you only applied yourselves.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, in deepest darkest Brooklyn


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 09:48 AM

och ae d'gnu!


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 12:26 PM

I forget if this was done.... I was just asked to sing a tune over the phone for lyrics and melody....

We had gnus and drums and drums and gnus, harrooh, harooh...


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 12:33 PM

As kids we sat in rapt attention, our eyes gnued to the tube as Neil and Buzz walked on the moon. The gnus of the glanding was a tonic for a weary world. John and Martin and Bobby had all been gnued down in their prime. Jimi and Janice and Jim Morrison and Brian Jones would soon depart this world but not one of them was a gnu sniffer.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 12:45 PM

Gnu puns are hard to come by. In the words of the BareNaked Ladies, "Its all been done... before. But if we apply ourselves we can add diferent flavourings, gnuances, if you will, to existing puns. This gnu milieux come out of the blue through thought so thoroughly tried true with gnuance can seem fresh and gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 01:43 PM

As this thread will wind down in the near future, as all threads do, I think it may be time to gnucleate.

The gnucleus of this thread is not a gnudnik, gnudzh, gnudzh, wink wink. Nay, far from gnugatory, this gnugget is no gnuisance. Certainly not a gnull character, and far from gnumb. Granted, a bit of a gnumskull by times, but gnumen at times, although seldom. I do not purport to be gnumious, rather, only gnummular, well gnummular. And, as always, gnuts.

I guess that's about it, in a gnutshell.

gdaygnu


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 10:44 AM

nothing gnu under the sun?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 11:00 AM

I gnu you'd say that.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: CarolC
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 11:15 AM

Mais strictement entre gnu, ce fil a dure beaucoup plus longtemps qu'I pense lui.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 07:19 PM

Blimey! a French gnu!
Un gnu Francais.........formidable!
Est-il le gnu-veau riche?


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 09:20 PM

While Britannia's huns with their long range gnus, sailed in through
the Foggy Gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: gnu
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 09:24 PM

MAY MORNING GNU.... one of my all time favs... especially as sung by Kevin Connef... in that little church... in the Chieftans video...

How pleasant in winter to sit by the hob
Listening to the sounds and the bark of a dog
Or in summer to wander the wide valleys through
And to pick the wild flowers in the May morning gnu

Summer is coming, Oh, Summer is near
With the leaves on the trees and the sky blue and clear
And the small birds are singing their fond notes so true
And the wild flowers are springing in the May morning gnu

The house I was born in is but a stone on a stone
And all round the garden the weeds they have grown
And all the fine neighbours that ever I knew
Like the red rose have perished in the May morning gnu.

God be with the old folk, they are all dead and gone
And likewise my brothers, young Denis and John
As we tripped thrugh the heather, wild hares to pursue
Our joys they did mingle in the May morning gnu


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Feb 16 - 01:35 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 09:29 AM

Placid beast my ass!

The guide said the same thing so I went over to pat the gnu on the shoulder. THE DAMN THING BITE MY HAND. The harder I tried to pull m hand free the harder it bit down. Only after three long minutes was I able to pull my cold dead hand from the gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 11:10 AM

The folks who gnow me gnow, they gnow this aignt on gnus; I'm just about to die, from these old twelve bar blues


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Subject: RE: BS: When it was okay to play with gnus
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 05:49 PM

Seriously!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnus


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