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    01-26-2021, 07:22 AM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Quote of the Day in General Chat
    "Pallida Mors eaquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas regumque turres" (Horace)
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    01-23-2021, 03:00 PM
    Hey fellow NitLetters, if it's okay with you, let's start a new thread containing quotations. Post a line or two that strikes you as remarkable,...
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    01-23-2021, 02:41 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Tell Me A Joke in General Chat
    (The following could be considered a true "Dad" joke as it was related by an actual "dad" upon perusing a take-out menu that had arrived in the...
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    01-21-2021, 08:10 PM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread After Autumn in Personal Poetry
    Hi Shadow. You still have it. I put my crosshairs on any post I see from you.
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    01-21-2021, 02:28 PM
    This phenom is called "the anxiety of influence," a term and a theory once coined by Harold Bloom. (Just substitute "writer" for "poet.") T.S. Eliot...
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    01-17-2021, 08:04 PM
    Jerrybaldy started a thread High Tide in Personal Poetry
    Only the clock tells me when to stop LED Grandfather Or phone It knows when I'm alone I'm happy at ten to two But it follows All day and...
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    01-15-2021, 02:40 PM
    Weather reports: "Peaks of sun" when they mean "peeks." More and more I'm seeing the word "roll" confused with the noun "role." It popped up...
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    01-09-2021, 09:55 AM
    Yes, but that horrible day was outrageous, frightening, and downright heart breaking. I kept thinking of the quotation of the underrated Alfred E,...
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    01-04-2021, 07:27 PM
    Thanks to both of you guys. I sense there's an underlying message here too. The author subconsciously want women to throw themselves at him. it's a...
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    01-02-2021, 07:07 PM
    Magnificent Millie Millicent was a literary groupie and her plan was simple. ďIíll screw F. Scott Fitzgerald and end up a character in one of his...
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    01-02-2021, 03:21 PM
    I agree with banning the "Thank you for having me" line, Manichaean. And Danik, "the new normal" was one of the expressions I was going to add today....
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    12-31-2020, 03:58 PM
    The long national nightmare is over! (No, we still have about 19 days to wait for that one to end, God willing!) I mean the wait for the Annual...
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by Hawkman on 03-31-2012 at 05:07 AM
As someone, who, when young and in their prime, was blessed with extremely good eyesight, it is most vexing to experience, as a consequence of advancing years, the deterioration in visual acuity that more than half a century of looking at things seems to have engendered. No more crystal clarity and optical precision for Hawky, at least not without glasses. Distance viewing is less problematic for me, although there is an improvement when using mildly corrective lenses, but these days, close work

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Of Swans and Men

by Hawkman on 01-10-2012 at 08:55 AM
It isnít every day that one passes through the portal of a friendís abode and is confronted with a tableau reminiscent of a frieze from classical antiquity. I mean, there was I, responding to the insistent telephonic summons of Phil, my tame millionaire, demanding delivery of the latest shoot video, and clutching said DVD in my sweaty paw, I opened the door, and there they were, cuddling a swan. Well, I say they were cuddling a swan, but in actuality only one member of the trio in the kitchen was

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Complacent Cat

by Hawkman on 08-18-2011 at 10:14 AM
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Your odour too is really strong
How came you to this place?

Your purr is deep, it rumbles so,
Your eyes are large and golden;
Those dentures must have length to spare
And donít, my heart, embolden.

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With points as sharp as needles,
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Secular Orthodoxy

by Hawkman on 08-12-2011 at 07:00 PM
I have decided to open up my personal belief system of Orthodox Secularism to the general public, and herewith take this opportunity to invite the wealthier members of the forum to join my little sect. As I am, of necessity, the Principal Archimandrite of Secular Orthodoxy, I am particularly keen to attract millionaires to my congregation, their tithes being so much more worthwhile than widowís mites.

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Ode to a Dalek

by Hawkman on 07-27-2010 at 08:10 AM
Darling Dalek, donít evolve,
Your latest incarnation,
Iím afraid just leaves me cold.
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With attitude, as like as not
hardly friendly to the doc,
the Tonka toy you have become
looks far to cute: the pre-school primary colour scheme
Is not appropriate to your theme.
Exterminate! Thatís what I want,
malignant cruets being cruel,
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