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    I'll have to tell you about a teacher-friend who...

    I'll have to tell you about a teacher-friend who felt that making the Mr. Potato-Head parts harder to choke on thwarted Natural Selection and allowed the herd to be unculled for Stupid.
  2. Sticky: Too...much...information. Brain...bursting....

    Too...much...information.
    Brain...bursting.
    Surgeon, get the trephine, we'll make a vent-hole!
    Most excellent, very well done. :salute:
    That could make a salt out of a lubber in no...
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    I had picked up a non-Mattel vacuform machine...

    I had picked up a non-Mattel vacuform machine years ago, and it's been collecting barnacles in my basement. :sleep: Following seeing this thread, I came across two boxes of forms/plastic sheets for...
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    Salut, Salem! Pull up a barrel, unbutton your...

    Salut, Salem!
    Pull up a barrel, unbutton your stock, pass the salt, and heave to in our harbor.
    Steward, some tea for our new friend Salem, if you please. Or coffee? Coffee it is, and use my...
  5. Welcome, from a fellow press of the local...

    Welcome, from a fellow press of the local employment pool.
    This is Liberty Hall.
    You can spit on the cat, and call the mat a bastard.
    Or something like that.
    Mark.
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    Rory: It's sad that after all Semmelweiss'...

    Rory:
    It's sad that after all Semmelweiss' suffering and sacrifice that we are forced to have an renewed emphasis and stressing of making sure _caregivers_ wash their hands before and after...
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    Heck, it was only after the ACW that germ theory...

    Heck, it was only after the ACW that germ theory and contact contagion were seriously considered by the medical society at large.
    Ignatz Semmelweiss died for your sins.
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    Poll: Forrester fan, tried and true, including some of...

    Forrester fan, tried and true, including some of his non-HH stories.
    Following that, it's a toss-up of O'Brien, Honorverse, Niven (Known Space has many interstellar voyages), and Niven/Pournelle...
  9. :envy:Gah. Disgusting display of raw, offensive...

    :envy:Gah. Disgusting display of raw, offensive talent.:surrender::hatsoff:
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    Is it safe to say that the Knave and "the Jack"...

    Is it safe to say that the Knave and "the Jack" are intimately related?
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    Or certainly one way to "get the wind up one's...

    Or certainly one way to "get the wind up one's back".
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    Sorry, matey--ye only gets a Hook if'n ye gets a...

    Sorry, matey--ye only gets a Hook if'n ye gets a crackerdyle 'n a Alarum clock! :Arrrr:
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    Your friends, the Maggots

    Pray allow me to present to this forum one of Mother Nature's more charming, if less beautiful, children--the Maggot.
    The medical benefits of maggot infestation of open wounds has been discovered,...
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    Come now, Sir: after a few minor false starts,...

    Come now, Sir: after a few minor false starts, I'm sure there would be plenty of artificial phalange to choose from!
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    I only steal from, that is, borrow from the best.

    I only steal from, that is, borrow from the best.
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    Regarding the use of the klyster syringe to apply...

    Regarding the use of the klyster syringe to apply an inter-ureter dosage of venereal medicine: as one of my reenacting mates used to say, "One night with Venus, but a whole lifetime with Mercury!"
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    Sticky: Poll: Currently harboring along the mighty Susquehanna,...

    Currently harboring along the mighty Susquehanna, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Having been born and bred beside the banks of the fragrant Schuylkill, little sister of the Delaware, all rushing to...
  18. I strove manfully through the abstract until the...

    I strove manfully through the abstract until the math started to make my eyes cross.:surrender:
    My thought throughout was how the engineers and shipwrights of the day, unencumbered by wind tunnels...
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    Mrs Carp and mesself spent the evening (our 26th...

    Mrs Carp and mesself spent the evening (our 26th anniversary) seeing the 40th anniversary rerelease of Jaws courtesy of Turner Classic Movies at our local cinema. Mrs. Carp has long been a student...
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    What?:question: You've never heard of a...

    What?:question: You've never heard of a Sheepshank knot being used in ships' rigging?:thumbsup:
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    Thank'ee all. Now where do I put all these...

    Thank'ee all.
    Now where do I put all these things I had to find before I could come aboard?
    1 gallon of red lamp oil for the port running lamp
    1 gallon of green lamp oil for the starboard running...
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    Ahoy, the boards! Fresh Fish Fourth Class...

    Ahoy, the boards!
    Fresh Fish Fourth Class (temporary, provisional) Carp requesting permission to come aboard.
    <faces the quarterdeck, pulls at where his forelock would be, if he had hair anywhere...
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