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BS: When it was okay to play with gnus

Joe_F 10 Feb 16 - 05:49 PM
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Charley Noble 22 Apr 06 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,Jack Jones 22 Apr 06 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Big S 22 Apr 06 - 08:31 AM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 08:31 AM

gnoo


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 10:18 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Metchosin
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 03:16 PM

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


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