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    Today, 12:02 PM
    I used to listen to Velvet Underground, especially Loaded (although I think that was post Warhol). I don't dislike Andy Warhol particularly (as I...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Oh, I double posted.
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    07-16-2018, 07:05 PM
    The Ramble won't be read in freshman literature classes for at least 1000 years. As with the story of the Giant Rat of Sumatra, the world is just not...
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    07-15-2018, 07:44 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam keeps Dr Scholl's wife in mink.
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    07-14-2018, 10:40 AM
    Face it, we are not collectively guilty of things that happened before we were born. Not with Joyce anyway. And Original Sin is probably just a...
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    07-13-2018, 10:19 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam is just happy she could give her tapeworm a good home.
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    07-13-2018, 10:14 PM
    Linked-In? Of Craig's List anyways.
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    07-13-2018, 09:20 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread prostitution in Serious Discussions
    Wait a minute! How would Vivian (aka Julia Roberts) ever have hooked up with Whatshisname (aka Richard Gere) if not professionally? What would have...
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    07-13-2018, 10:18 AM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam dusts her face with powdered sugar, then asks dates if they'd care for a lick.
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    07-13-2018, 10:07 AM
    Sometimes young men make the mistake of seeing prostitution as something darkly romantic or experiential in a tough sort of way. It isn't. Men who...
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    07-13-2018, 08:50 AM
    Yes, I found McEwan's intricate and apparently authentic descriptions of military engineering fascinating. There seemed to be a self-contained...
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    07-13-2018, 08:40 AM
    Thanks, Kiz. I'd like to change some of it, but the edit function has stubbornly refused to cooperate since I posted it. In any case, if you want to...
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    07-13-2018, 08:20 AM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam considers earwax a perfectly reasonable dietary supplement.
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    07-12-2018, 03:02 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    Oh, I know. I recommend First Peoples in a New World by David Meltzer on the DNA evidence (not stylistically great writing, but clear enough in a...
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    07-12-2018, 01:15 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    By the way, I googled "Kennewick Man" and it seems the controversy has been resolved (to some extent) by improved DNA testing which shows the...
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    07-12-2018, 12:07 PM
    There once was a lassie named Paws Who shot her a flock of jackdaws. I was really quite shocked For the dears only squawked: Let's be sure to...
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    07-12-2018, 11:52 AM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread conception in Personal Poetry
    Another great one, Cacian. it does not move or thrust Exactly the kind of vivid, image-laden language I suggested you try. And the slant...
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    07-12-2018, 11:44 AM
    Well, I didn't do it. And I'm pretty sure you didn't either. And I won't accuse Joyce of self-promotion, although I doubt he much resisted playing...
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    07-12-2018, 06:21 AM
    Thanks, Cacian. :)
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    07-11-2018, 10:49 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread World Cup 2018 in General Chat
    England started well. They took my advice and actually passed the ball forward. Unfortunately, that lasted only for about the first 20 minutes. ...
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    07-11-2018, 06:13 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    I assume the arbiters would be whomever has legal control of the land. If (for example) a sacred burial ground is on a reservation, the reservation...
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    07-11-2018, 11:38 AM
    Thank you, DW and Kiz. I suggested to Cacian that a hungry sphinx would be an interesting metaphor for sexual love, then I liked the idea so much I...
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    07-11-2018, 11:29 AM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam's toenails would be shorter but she can't get her feet to her teeth.
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    07-11-2018, 10:54 AM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    Hey, Ecurb! I thought you might weigh in on this one. :) Yes, Kennewick Man was a mess. Interested parties hid behind supposedly ethical objections...
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    07-10-2018, 11:07 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    Archaeology (as I'm sure Pompey is aware) involves digging up artifacts; digging up bones is "physical anthropology". There has been some...
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    07-10-2018, 08:11 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    We do no harm or to those vanished generations, Cacian. In fact, I worked on two archaeological excavations when I was a young man, and everyone...
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    07-10-2018, 07:38 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread archeology in Serious Discussions
    Human and hominid bones are full of scientific and historical information and are critically important artifacts in documenting the lives of...
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    07-10-2018, 02:57 PM
    Pompey Bum replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Pam enjoys cuddling by fires--that she sets.
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    07-10-2018, 12:39 PM
    The Riddle of the Sphynx I met a voluptuous sphinx Who posed a sly riddle, the minx; She loosened her bodice Then posed like a goddess And...
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    07-10-2018, 10:39 AM
    Well, if Shakespeare had left England at 22, he would not likely have become our Shakespeare. The same goes for Whitman and America. Both men...
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    Would you like to vote in our short story competition final?

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    Definitely. You hit the nail on the head with that one. From the words of a great trainer, GM Ed Gufeld, if a person who plays 23 hours a day for 6 months came head to head with one who studies one hour a day for the same period, there would be no contest; the person who studied would win with ease.

    My favorite card games are gin and hearts, because it was romanticized so well in Hearts in Atlantis.
  3. Bridge is a great game. You get to be dummy 1\4th of the time (it's like playing chess where every 20 minutes you get to take a break for 5 minutes). Also, it's a team game so the teamwork is fun.

    I've had a couple of periods in my life when I've started playing chess 3 or 4 times a week. However, because I'm competitive, after 3 or 4 weeks of regular play I'd start massacring my friends -- so the game would break up. It wasn't because of natural talent -- it's just that once I started playing I'd get interested and read a few chess books. Studying up like that gave me too much of an advantage for them to overcome without studying themselves.
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    Then I think it must have been Emil :-)

    That's pretty cool, I hear Bridge is a good game, but I've never played it. I'm similar - it's nice to meet another natural talent at games :-)
  5. I don't really play chess, Nikolai. That is, I know how to play, but don't play enough to be good. I'm good at all games -- so I'd probably beat 95% of other novices, but I would have no chance against an expert.

    I did win a duplicate bridge tournament today! With a new partner!
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    Hey Ecurb, hope you're well.

    Did I see you mention somewhere that you play chess? I thought maybe I had - just wondering.

    Happy New Year by the way.
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    The reason I ask is that most comedy writers are male (not that there's anything wrong with that, to quote Seinfeld.) Being of the opposite persuasion, I get discouraged when I read the credits @ the end of shows.
    Feel good about yourself, though. Not everybody has a flair for
    humor.
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    Keep writing and posting.

    If you don't mind my prying, are you a he or a she?
  9. Merry Christmas, Ecurb!
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    Would you like to vote in our Short Story Competition final?

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