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BS: Happy Birthday - Amos

12 Sep 05 - 11:12 AM (#1561785)
Subject: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: rumanci

Much to my surprise I have the honour of creating a Birthday Thread
(sorry Joe !!)
LOL

Happy Birthday Amos

Thirty again huh ?   It can't be true ! .......you're making MOM feel very old today   ;-)

hugs
rum xx


12 Sep 05 - 11:22 AM (#1561795)
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From: Emma B

Many many happy's

and many many more......


12 Sep 05 - 11:23 AM (#1561796)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: Amos

I did so poorly at it the first time I figgered I better try again. Besides, who wants to be 60????? LOL.

Thank you!!

And happy birthday too to MUDJACK, one of my favorite barrelchested muso's of the Great Northwest!!


A


12 Sep 05 - 11:25 AM (#1561798)
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From: gnu

Yo A! Go A! Have a great day eh!

g


12 Sep 05 - 11:27 AM (#1561800)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: Edain

Happy Birthday Amos


12 Sep 05 - 11:30 AM (#1561803)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: John MacKenzie

Thirty huh, is that dog years or human?

Just joking my friend, I know you had your party at the weekend but what the hell, break open a few beers and put your feet up, forget the DIY for a day.

Giok

BTW 'Happy Birthday to you ♪ ♫'


12 Sep 05 - 11:31 AM (#1561805)
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From: catspaw49

BBBBRRRRAAAAAWWWWWMMMMPPPP

......flurp...................poit...poit.....

..............aaahhhhhhhh............good one..............

Spaw


12 Sep 05 - 11:47 AM (#1561808)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: MMario

HOw come *you*get a do-over? I'm gonna tell MOM!

Have a happy -


12 Sep 05 - 11:49 AM (#1561809)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: Amos

Aw, Spaw's in his flatulence and all is well with the world. Nice to ...hear from you, Spaw!!


A


12 Sep 05 - 11:54 AM (#1561813)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: Amos

Tanks, MM, gnu, Edain and Giok. You guys are great buddies indeed.

A


12 Sep 05 - 11:59 AM (#1561816)
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From: Big Mick

...poit.....poit????????? Jaysus, buddy, you damn near made me shit meself with that one ...... hahahahahahahaha

Happy Birthday to one of our best. See you in October.

All the best,

Mick


12 Sep 05 - 11:59 AM (#1561817)
Subject: RE: BS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - AMOS
From: John MacKenzie

Now that's what you call the seal of approval 'A'
G.


12 Sep 05 - 12:04 PM (#1561821)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

I love Mick, but I have never thought of him as a seal...although there is a certain streamlined similarity in profiles... hmmm... this gives new dimensions to the notion of the Great Silkie returned to land as a folkie. "I am a folkie on the land, I am a Silkie on the sea...and when the leaves fall from the trees, my home it is the Geddawee.....". LOL!


A


12 Sep 05 - 12:16 PM (#1561826)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Little Hawk

Way to go, Amos! We love you (well, most of us do...and those who don't...what can you do such as they?)

Shatner wants a rematch. Just thought I'd tell you that. He says he really won last time anyway (in the Steel Cage Match), so he's offering it out of his own generosity. I hope you appreciate that, I really do.

Shane says, "Flip ME! The guy is so flippin' OLD, man! He is WAY over the flippin' hill, eh?"

Yeah? What does he know, eh? He's in the slammer again.

Chongo says, "Make it a good one, buddy. Have a banana dacquiri on me, and chase it with a good whisky on the rocks. Don't let the dames turn your head around, and keep your gat well oiled and ready for action."


12 Sep 05 - 12:38 PM (#1561848)
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From: sian, west wales

Many of the happiest returns. Long may you wave.

siân


12 Sep 05 - 12:54 PM (#1561861)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: open mike

well, then, I hope it was the best birthday ever!
and i hope to meet you before another one rolls
around..


12 Sep 05 - 12:54 PM (#1561862)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Alaska Mike

Happy Day to you my friend. I wish I was going to the Getaway this year, I'd bring you a special Birthday beer from Alaska. But my boss only lets me take one vacation each year and I've already had my fun in 2005. Many happy returns.

Mike


12 Sep 05 - 01:07 PM (#1561878)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: jacqui.c

Many happy returns Amos. I'm sure that Mary and I can arrange a belated birthday greeting at the Getaway......


He he he he he.....


12 Sep 05 - 01:11 PM (#1561884)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Azizi

Happy Birthday, Amos

Much respect and appreciation!

Best wishes,
Azizi


12 Sep 05 - 01:24 PM (#1561890)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: SINSULL

Rollin' the Golden Globes your way, Amos. LOOKOOOOUUUTTTTTTT!
Happy Birthday. Hope you're OK.
SINS


12 Sep 05 - 01:47 PM (#1561911)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Severn

Best wishes! Keep on going strong and enjoying life. Looking forward to encountering you in person at the Getaway.


12 Sep 05 - 01:55 PM (#1561920)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Clinton Hammond

They let old guys like Amos have birthdays still? Wow... My doctor said I had to give them up, cause even at my age, they were killing me slowly....

many more Amos... many more!


12 Sep 05 - 02:09 PM (#1561933)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Ya know, Jacqui, I was gonna get very nervous about these hints but the thought of the Skipper inspires me to remain brave in the face of great temptation!! LOL But I dunno -- you gals start talking about rolling them Globes and I begin to remember the old Star Trek adage: "Resistance is futile....". Sigh.

Thank you all so very much. Wodda wild and motley crew this place has!! Ya jes' gotta love it.

I realize that having raised my daughter (nearly complete) my next twenty years are going to be wide open, so take warning, all ye fair lasses... LOL!! There will be some interesting times ahead, no mistake.


A


12 Sep 05 - 02:23 PM (#1561939)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

It's the candles you're supposed to blow Amos!!
G..


12 Sep 05 - 02:29 PM (#1561945)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Well, candles have lots of uses you know. I once knew a lovely Moroccan housewife who was very pregant, her first, IIRC; and she kept a couple in her bedside table to nibble on because it seemed to fill a need, like pickles and ice cream is reputed to do for some gals during pregnancy.

One of the all time great inventions, the candle.

A


12 Sep 05 - 02:31 PM (#1561947)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

When boy scouts approach you and lead you across the street--even if you don't WANT to cross the street, be very very nice to them. They mean well.

Happy Birthday, Amos.


12 Sep 05 - 02:35 PM (#1561952)
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From: MMario

she kept a couple in her bedside table to nibble on

sounds a little kinky...


12 Sep 05 - 02:38 PM (#1561958)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Metchosin

Happy Birthday Amos! ......from another old virgin.


12 Sep 05 - 03:07 PM (#1561984)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: alanabit

Happy birthday to one of Mudcat's most cheerful blokes.


12 Sep 05 - 03:18 PM (#1561992)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Catherine Jayne

Happy Birthday

Hope to meet you in October!

Love Khatt x


12 Sep 05 - 03:22 PM (#1561996)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Rapparee

I'd wish him happy birthday but he didn't bake me a cake. Or even invite me. We could have played pin the tail on the donkey and drunk Kool-Aid and went on a scavenger hunt and eaten ice cream and cake 'til we puked, but I wasn't even invited.

So in a fit of depression I spent a day and a half in the environs of DC.

Let that be a lesson to ya.

Oh, hell, Happy Birthday. Welcome to the club.


12 Sep 05 - 03:39 PM (#1562008)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: CarolC

Happy Birthday, Amos!


12 Sep 05 - 03:44 PM (#1562015)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: ┴ine

Happiest of B-Days to ya, darlin'!!! ;-) Sending you a great big Texas size hug and kiss for prezzies -- now, use 'em wisely ;-)

Love ya loads, Áine


12 Sep 05 - 03:47 PM (#1562017)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: MMario

yo! GG! We gonna see you at Getaway?


12 Sep 05 - 03:52 PM (#1562023)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Wisely?   WISELY?? A kiss from the Galactic Redhead is NOT something that fits in the same breath as wisely -- it knocks the wisdom outta yer head faster than a kick from a Tennessee mule on moonshine, I betcha!

Nevertheless, I will treasure them is spite of being wholly unequipped to use as instructed! :D

Y'all get back here more often GG!

A

(MM -- I tried to get her to come and she said she was too shy....this from a Goddess who does Bellydancing!! Does that beat all or whut??).

A


12 Sep 05 - 03:54 PM (#1562028)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: MMario

We can give her a false nametag! No one would know who she was...

I am crestfallen.


12 Sep 05 - 04:07 PM (#1562043)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Yeah, she makes my crest do that too....


A


12 Sep 05 - 04:23 PM (#1562057)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: GUEST,William Shatner

I had a number of things to do today. I'm a busy man. Most of them were, relatively speaking, just a tad more important than posting on this forum. Just a tad! :-) But, hey, I'm a generous guy. I've had a lot of experience over the years with what it means to be...human. I know how much it means to some people just to get a little recognition, a little confirmation that they are not alone in a huge unfeeling universe, and that someone out there cares.

So...it is with at least a moderate level of enthusiasm that I take a couple of minutes out from my busy day here, Amos, to say....

Happy Birthday!!!

You lucky sod. I could just have ignored it entirely. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...

You are now only 365 days away from the next chance to have this happen. Cross your fingers, buddy, and hope for the best!

- William Shatner

p.s. I won that Steel Cage match. You lost. Live with it.


12 Sep 05 - 04:25 PM (#1562058)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

I don't think so, rughead. Read the thread. It is clear who trounced whom, and you were the whom.

A


12 Sep 05 - 04:28 PM (#1562064)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Pseudolus

Happy Birthday Amos...and many more!

Frank


12 Sep 05 - 04:43 PM (#1562080)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Raedwulf

Blimey! Do fossils still get birthdays? I thought they just got carbon-dated (no, that's not the name of a nice girl, Amos), which I've heard is painful (OK, so now you're *sure* she's a nice girl, Amos...).

So many happy returns of Miss Carbon, Amos! ;-)

R


12 Sep 05 - 04:44 PM (#1562082)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Susu's Hubby

Happy Birthday Amos....Hope you have a lot more left ahead of you as you have behind you!


Hubby


12 Sep 05 - 04:47 PM (#1562092)
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From: Mrs.Duck

From one virgin to another! Happy Birthday see you next month.


12 Sep 05 - 04:52 PM (#1562103)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: GUEST

holy shit! This guy got a personal birthday greeting from William Shatner! Jaysus, buddy, count yyour blessings. This don't happen just every day.


12 Sep 05 - 04:54 PM (#1562105)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: GUEST,Welford

No, it happens on your birthday, dimwit!


12 Sep 05 - 04:57 PM (#1562107)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: GUEST

Up yours, Welford! Not unless your damn lucky, it don't.


12 Sep 05 - 04:57 PM (#1562110)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Make friends with Little Hawk, agree with everything he writes, defend him against cynics, and you too can have the Ultimate Reward -- birthday wishes from an over-sized hasbeen with a dead hamster on his head...hey, man, GO for it!!! LOL!


A


12 Sep 05 - 05:21 PM (#1562146)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Raedwulf

I prefer to argue with Little Hawk - it makes more sense... And so does he!! ;-)


12 Sep 05 - 06:39 PM (#1562214)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Little Hawk

Your failure to fully appreciate the fine qualities of William Shatner is possibly the only really serious flaw in what is otherwise a sterling character, Amos. It's a shame, really. You fall just short of perfection.

Most people are quite unaware that William Shatner completely revolutionized the whole concept of acting way back in the 1950's when he did a series of brilliant roles in the movies and on TV, such as his appearance on Twilight Zone. It wasn't Brando who changed the movies forever, it was Shatner. Brando was a mere flicker of the blinding light that Shatner shone upon the world of film art.

I can easily say that had Shatner been alive in 1914, and been in charge of the Allied forces, World War One would have ended 2 years sooner! Millions of lives could have been saved. How? He would have sung to the troops, that's how. He would have led them by example to go where no man had gone before! He would have inspired feats of arms that even Alexander could never match. I kid you not.

Damn shame he was born too late, isn't it?


12 Sep 05 - 07:37 PM (#1562284)
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From: MOAB

Happy birthday, Amos dear. There's a card with a check for $10.00 in the mail. Sorry it's going to be late but I never can keep you children's birthdays straight.

Love,

Your Mom


12 Sep 05 - 07:39 PM (#1562287)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Lonesome EJ

May this birthday bring to you
joy and happiness all day through!
We wish you well and hope you find
only wishes warm and kind
and on this very special day
may you be giddy, bright and gray...woops, I mean gay...damn, I mean...aw shit, have a good one anyway.

Lonesome EJ


12 Sep 05 - 07:45 PM (#1562293)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: The Fooles Troupe

May the candles on your cake
Burn like cities in your wake
Happy Birthday! (UNH!)
Happy Birthday! (UNH!)

Birthdays come, but once a year
Marking time, as Death draws near
Happy Birthday! (UNH!)
Happy Birthday! (UNH!)


12 Sep 05 - 07:52 PM (#1562304)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Bobert

Well, gol danged!!!

Happy B-Day there, Amos... So yer another danged Virgo... Eplans a lot... I'm one, too, but, I ain't given out my birthday to nhobody 'cept maybe the law, when they got flashlight in the friggin' face and other hand on their service piece...

Yeah, here's my drivin' license, sir, was I doin' anythin' wrong???

But that's 'nuther story...

Hey, I di bake ya' a yeller cake... No, it weren't 'sposed to turn out yeller and, well, when I baked it it weren't yeller but that was fir last year's B-Day... It's yeller now and I reckon rather than risk sendin' it to ya in the mail that I'll jus' bring it to the Getaway fir ya and lead a rousin' round of "Happy Birthday to You" in Open G tunin'....

Not...

But I will bring the cake...

Bobert


12 Sep 05 - 08:28 PM (#1562341)
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From: Guy Wolff

All the best returns to you Amos !! Glad I stopped in today !! Sounds like your going to Yorkshire I hope . Have a tune with the Ducks and Bill Sables for me if you are . Humm <><><>< Britairlines.com
         MANY HAPPY RETURNS

                                           GUY


12 Sep 05 - 08:36 PM (#1562349)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Guy Wolff

Oh yes sorry you couldnt get a Flesher Banjo from someone for the day !@!! All the best . Guy


12 Sep 05 - 08:37 PM (#1562351)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: GUEST,TÝr Eoghain

Happy Birthday Amos.

Many happy returns


12 Sep 05 - 08:40 PM (#1562359)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Well, I am almost done turning sixty. I have fought every inch of the way, squalling like a five year old and pontificatin' like a 20-year-old and passing judgement like a fifty-year-old, but I can't lick it nor scare it off either, so I guess I had better call Uncle on this thing before it escalates and makes me 64!! Old Time sure knows how to worry a body, I'll say that. But on the other hand, I am that much closer to doin' all the good stuff I haven't had time for yer, like sailing around the world and writing the great American doowop. Anyway, whatever, I promise it'll be fun and interestin'...at least to me... can't make no guarantees aside from that!

You guys are the greatest. Thanks for all your loverly kind words, they touch me aged heart.

A


12 Sep 05 - 09:43 PM (#1562410)
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From: Tinker

Well, I still gonna try and get a few words in here to wish Amos Happy Birthday. Now it seems a bit of a tough act to follow. I guess I'll just deliver a birthday hug at Getaway and leave it at that....

Tinker


12 Sep 05 - 10:04 PM (#1562417)
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From: Beer

From Quebec to San Diego a very happy birthday. Have a beer on me.,
Beer


12 Sep 05 - 11:03 PM (#1562432)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Stilly River Sage

Bobert, great minds DO think alike. Another Virgo here, but I bypassed the opportunity of a thread by not mentioning the date when it happened. (There do seem to have been quite a few reporting in on this thread).

I didn't bake a cake, but I did to a search on Golden Globes. Mostly I found photos of the Beautiful People in Hollywood with their statuettes and fancy clothing. Not much except the one above to share with ol' Amos. (Now we both know there are many terms that one might enter into a search engine to get a higher percentage of the desired results, but if one plays the game by the unspoken rules, one settles for what one finds on the first search. Along the way I did find an interesting site about a Golden Girl--Doris Day).

Happy, Happy, Amos!

Maggie (SRS


13 Sep 05 - 12:30 AM (#1562470)
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From: Amos

Thanks Mag.

You need to put "Temple" into the Mudcat search, not Google, to get this particular context. You will get the point soon enough, as we say in the training sessions, and you definitely qualify for transcendental meditation in our services, if you're interested in contributing to our spiritual sensitivity and forward approach to divinity.

Regards,

Fr. Frontisiima Delectibus
Director,
Initiation and Relations
Temple of the Golden Globes


13 Sep 05 - 12:43 AM (#1562475)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Lonesome EJ

Ah, the Temple of the Golden Globes. I have spent many a pleasant hour relaxing in the Garden of Perfect Serenity that lies between them.


13 Sep 05 - 01:39 AM (#1562487)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: darkriver

"It is clear who trounced whom, and you were the whom."

It is for remarks like this, Amos, that I look forward to your posts.

Happy birthday, and may you have many more years of inspired nonsense.

Doug


13 Sep 05 - 02:06 AM (#1562492)
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From: GUEST,Stephen L. Rich

HAPPY BOITHDAY!!!

Stephen Lee


13 Sep 05 - 08:34 AM (#1562654)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: JennyO

Good grief! Sixty sounds so OLD, but - and I hate to say it - I am going to be one of those there sexagenarians in a couple of weeks, and I'm not ready to be old yet. The 'sex' part I can handle though :-)

Hope you had a great one, Amos!

Jenny


13 Sep 05 - 09:05 AM (#1562681)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Thanks for BSEG, there, darkriver! And thank you, Jenny...maybe we can figger out a way to remove the agenarian part, and just leave the sex.

A


13 Sep 05 - 09:05 AM (#1562683)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Rapparee

It'll be okay, Amos. Really. Being sixty isn't bad. I've been sixty since February and nothing important has fallen off or anything. I mean, the wrinkles aren't painful or anything, and you can get a lot of reading done during the extra time you'll be spending on the...well, you'll get a lot of reading done. Of course, you'll probably forget where you put your trifocals, but that's nothing because you'll also forget where you put your dentures and your cane, what your name is, where you live, and who that woman is who lives in your house. The extra sleep you get will almost compensate for the other things you used to do in the bed, only you won't remember what they were.

None of this has happened to me, but I hear a lot of talk.


13 Sep 05 - 10:38 AM (#1562743)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: JennyO

maybe we can figger out a way to remove the agenarian part, and just leave the sex.

Sounds good to me, Amos!


On the other hand, is this to be our future? ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!

I'M FINE, THANK YOU
(Anon)

There is nothing the matter with me.
I'm as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.

My pulse is weak, and my blood is thin
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
Arch supports I have for my feet
Or I wouldn't be able to be on the street.

Sleep is denied me night after night,
But every morning I find I'm all right.
My memory is failing, my head's in a spin
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

The moral is this, as my tale I unfold,
That for you and me who are growing old,
It's better to say "I'm fine" with a grin
Than to let folks know the shape we are in.

How do I know that my youth is all spent?
Well, my "get up and go" just got up and went.
But I really don't mind when I think with a grin
Of all the grand places my "get up" has been.

Old age is golden, I've heard it said;
But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed
With my ears in the drawer my teeth in a cup,
My eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep overtakes me, I say to myself,
"Is there anything else I could lay on the shelf?"
When I was young my slippers were red,
I could kick my heels over my head

When I was older my slippers were blue,
But I still could dance the whole night through.
Now I am old, my slippers are black,
I walk to the store and puff my way back.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits
And pick up the paper and read the obits.
If my name is still missing, I know I'm not dead
So I fix me some breakfast and go back to bed.


13 Sep 05 - 10:43 AM (#1562745)
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From: curmudgeon

Belated salutations ! Sixty isn't all that bad and still beats the alternative. Looking forward to meeting you at the Getaway - Tom


13 Sep 05 - 11:08 AM (#1562763)
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From: John MacKenzie

Just to save you being stuck on 69
G


13 Sep 05 - 11:34 AM (#1562777)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Ya ruins all my fun, mate!!! LOL!!!

A


13 Sep 05 - 11:36 AM (#1562780)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Pied Piper

Happy birthday Amos, all the best.

Here's your presi; a do it yourself very small piece of brain.
If you build the circuit as drawn and feed current into the top rail through a 1M-Ohm variable-resistor (potentiometer) connected to the positive terminal of a 9V Battery grounded to the bottom rail you can listen to the oscillations through an amplifier connected across the Membrane capacitor. Lowering Cm moves the oscillations to a higher, more musically interesting frequency.

Enjoy

PP


13 Sep 05 - 12:06 PM (#1562798)
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From: Amos

Wow!! Thanks, PP!! I am most tempted to go down to Midway electroncis and buy a breadboard just to try this one out. But I have to finish a waterfall first. That's a great prezzie, thank you!

A


13 Sep 05 - 01:02 PM (#1562828)
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From: GUEST,Chanteyranger

Happy birthday, famous Amos! All the best,

Chanteyranger


13 Sep 05 - 01:11 PM (#1562833)
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From: John MacKenzie

Famous Amos sheesh, I always thought it was Catsup Jessup.
G


13 Sep 05 - 01:57 PM (#1562881)
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From: Amos

That's Mudcatsup to you, sirrah! :D

A


13 Sep 05 - 01:58 PM (#1562883)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

Hey ya ol' fart. Day older, huh? LOL


13 Sep 05 - 05:57 PM (#1563010)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Thank you, Murd. Always a joy to hear from ya!!

A


13 Sep 05 - 06:14 PM (#1563027)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

Anything to brighten yer day, Amos.


13 Sep 05 - 06:20 PM (#1563035)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Rapparee

Amos, if you can remember to wear a bib it'll help a lot with the drool. As for other things, well, it "depends."


13 Sep 05 - 06:20 PM (#1563036)
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From: GUEST,Dave Swan

Many Happy Returns of the Day, pal.

Celebrate!

Have the missus kiss you for me. No, wait. I'll kiss her, then she can kiss you and...

On second thought, a kiss at your age is probably wasted, so I'll just kiss her, and to hell with you.

Cheers,

D


13 Sep 05 - 06:23 PM (#1563040)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

Amos, in all honesty, you don't look a day over 82. You are doin' fine, buddy.


13 Sep 05 - 06:37 PM (#1563054)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

Sorry. Meant to say 72. Hard to read the screen when it's only in 12-point type and enlarged to 400%.


13 Sep 05 - 07:15 PM (#1563076)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Little Hawk

Took the words right out of my mouth, Bruce. ;-) He looks great, doesn't he? Damn near as good a shape as Shatner, considering.


13 Sep 05 - 10:24 PM (#1563190)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

Well, I love Amos an' all, but so few compare with William. Sorry, Amos, but facts is facts.


13 Sep 05 - 10:37 PM (#1563197)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Stilly River Sage

Amos is heard to issue a huge sigh of relief at not matching up to Shatner's physiognomy


13 Sep 05 - 11:04 PM (#1563214)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Stilly River Sage

Hey, Amos! Get on a plane quick--you'll want to go to Hawaii to see this! That darned Gluon has been out there haring around and she ran into something. See if we need to go pick up anything, will you?

Hawaii Telescopes Record Cosmic Explosion
September 13, 2005

HONOLULU - Telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii recorded the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen, probably caused by the collapse of a massive dying star, according to University of Hawaii astronomers.

Astronomers from Japan and Hawaii used the telescopes to measure a dying star some 12.8 billion light years away, at the edge of the known universe.

The burst released about as much energy as the sun will emit during its 10 billion year lifespan, according to Lennox Cowie, an astronomer with the university's Institute of Astronomy.

"It's very difficult to detect objects at this distance because they're very, very faint," Cowie said. "This is a very exciting gamma ray burst. It's quite dramatic."

Because gamma ray bursts last only a short time, scientists set up an automated communications network to alert them when NASA's Swift Gamma-Ray Burst satellite, launched last year, detected radiation so they could train the telescopes on the source.

The call came in early on Sept. 4, and university astronomer Paul Price aimed NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea and the Magnum telescope on Haleakala at the source of the radiation.

"Because these explosions are so bright, they give us the opportunity to study stellar birth and death in the most distant universe in a manner we could only dream about a couple of years ago," Price said.

As scientists look farther away, they are looking further back in time, he said. With new technology, they are likely to see a star even farther away, he said.

Cowie said that by studying gamma ray bursts, scientists will be able to learn more about the star formation of the universe, and how our sun formed.

Studying the formation of stars will also help scientists understand how various elements, including carbon, were formed.

"This is a very fundamental aspect of the origin of everything, including us," Cowie said.

The astronomy team, led by Tokyo Institute of Technology astronomer Nobuyuki Kawai, used the 27-foot Subaru telescope to measure the precise distance of the dying sun.


13 Sep 05 - 11:05 PM (#1563215)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Rapparee

Yes indeed, he looks so natural.


13 Sep 05 - 11:38 PM (#1563224)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

(He never looked that good when he was alive!)

"This is a very fundamental aspect of the origin of everything, including us," Cowie said.


This could be important, ya think?

LOL!!!


A


14 Sep 05 - 04:19 AM (#1563303)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Sheesh, nobody ever blew up planet in honour of my birthday! Come to think of it, I can't remember anybody blowing up anything for my birthday.
G..


14 Sep 05 - 04:50 AM (#1563312)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: gnu

Had to blow up your birthday present on your own, Giok? Hope you weren't too tired to enjoy it.


14 Sep 05 - 05:29 AM (#1563331)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Don't be rude about Samantha.
G


14 Sep 05 - 08:12 AM (#1563427)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Well, it's been a glorious thread, even if it has degenerated into a pale shadow of naughtiness. Appropriate enough.

A


14 Sep 05 - 09:21 AM (#1563476)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Twasn't us wot founded the Temple of the Golden Globes old bean!
G.


14 Sep 05 - 09:58 AM (#1563491)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Peace

If that star blew up on your birthday then you are REALLY old.


14 Sep 05 - 11:57 AM (#1563571)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Little Hawk

Too flippin' old for words...


14 Sep 05 - 12:03 PM (#1563577)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: BaldEagle2

I say, old chap, was it really your birthday?

Drat - I missed it.

Too busy chasing off blasted raccoons and the like.   Well, a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all, I always say.

Do hope it was a riot.

And next year, a nudge a tad earlier would be much appreciated.

Chin chin!


14 Sep 05 - 12:22 PM (#1563592)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Liz the Squeak

September's really popular isn't it....!

LTS


14 Sep 05 - 12:24 PM (#1563594)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Liz the Squeak

I mean, how many are there with a birthday this week?

LTS


14 Sep 05 - 12:25 PM (#1563595)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Liz the Squeak

Could it be 100?

*BG*

LTS


14 Sep 05 - 12:40 PM (#1563604)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Rapparee

Hmmm...September's the ninth month...I suspect that I know what some folks' parents were doing during the Christmas holidays....


14 Sep 05 - 01:09 PM (#1563621)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Not only turkeys get stuffed at Christmas
G.


14 Sep 05 - 01:13 PM (#1563623)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Justa Picker

Just saw this thread. A happy belated one to one of my most favorite and most enjoyable personalities this place has to offer.


14 Sep 05 - 01:17 PM (#1563627)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Guy Wolff

Im in good company here as well : Sept 2nd 1950 .
The virgo jokes can be tough though dont you think?.Something about likeing to clean our closets all the time or falling asleep while making love . THank god for rising signs and suns and the like !!!

I had a nice quiet day of making pots on mine . I hope yours was great ! Happy unbirthday Amos and all the other Septemberites   !!! Yours Guy


14 Sep 05 - 01:55 PM (#1563650)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Fortunato

Happy birthday, Amos.
chance


14 Sep 05 - 01:59 PM (#1563653)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Thanks so much, JP and Guy....a pleasure to hear from y'all, too! And well done on surviving into September again.

Yeah, it is clear how many folks like to handle the depth of winter, and keep their heating bills down, too! A stand-up solution, IMHO.

My birthday is well over now, though. Many thanks, everybody!!

A


14 Sep 05 - 02:50 PM (#1563685)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: gnu

..."A stand-up solution,..." Not for Baptists. Someone might think they were dancing. (Yeah, I know it's an old joke. But, if even one person hasn't heard it, my efforts have been rewarded.)


14 Sep 05 - 03:45 PM (#1563720)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Stilly River Sage

I was born a month early. But at that time my parents lived in Eastern Washington where it is very cold in January.

SRS


14 Sep 05 - 03:47 PM (#1563724)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: MMario

Amos just wants us to stop posting to this thread so he can start pretending that each day he isn't actually another day older.


14 Sep 05 - 04:38 PM (#1563763)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Liz the Squeak

Just found out this evening that tomorrow is the birthday of Limpit's piano teacher! Seems they get cold in Russia in December too!

LTS


14 Sep 05 - 04:58 PM (#1563769)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Don Firth

Gadzooks! I missed another birthday! [I tend not to miss my own, unfortunately, because they've taken to running over me like a truck!]

Anyway, a most happy birthday, Amos (drag 'em out for at least a week). Thirty ain't so bad. I've done it twice already, and I'm working on the third time around.

Don Firth


15 Sep 05 - 11:16 AM (#1564302)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: JennyO

Well that theory about our parents snuggling up on cold December nights all falls down here in Oz. December nights are usually stinking hot here. Didn't stop my brother and I from both being born in September (2 years apart). Not only that, but at the time, my parents lived in Parkes, which is in the Central West of NSW, and it is ESPECIALLY stinking hot there!


15 Sep 05 - 11:43 AM (#1564321)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Well when you get hot you take your clothes off, and when you take your clothes of, well..................things sorta happen!
G..


15 Sep 05 - 12:57 PM (#1564367)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: JennyO

'Spose you could look at it that way Giok ;-)


15 Sep 05 - 01:12 PM (#1564374)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

At Giok's age he'll look at it any way he can!! That's why he has key-hole shaped eyebrows.


A


15 Sep 05 - 09:26 PM (#1564757)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Alaska Mike

This thread has certainly taken a twist. Happy birthday, Amos. I can't wait to see what pops up here next.

Mike


15 Sep 05 - 10:17 PM (#1564787)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: JennyO

I'm waiting too. The nights here right now are comfortably cool ;-)


15 Sep 05 - 10:22 PM (#1564788)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Bobert

Hmmmmmm? How'd thay sneak this by me???

Happy b-Day, buddy...

See you in a couple three weeks...

Bobert


15 Sep 05 - 10:51 PM (#1564804)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: Amos

Can't wait, man. THanks, everybody!!

A


16 Sep 05 - 09:25 AM (#1564840)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday - Amos
From: John MacKenzie

Keyhole shaped Amos??? C'mon!!

Keyhole surgery, is that peeping through said orofice at a laparascopic dancer?

Or Keyhole Kate
Or The Keyhole Nebula

I'll see you in 4 weeks and we'll discuss this physical aberration.
Giok