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By request the new FC thread, without the dreaded name mentioned - for all those princely people in the FC asylum principality.

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 26, 1999


Apparently Canadians speak a language which sounds a lot like english. Wonder what she meant to convey.

-- Lumber Jack (johnsellis@webtv.net), August 26, 1999.

So, how does one get committed to the FC asylum?

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), August 26, 1999.

So, will we need a "club card" like at Sam's? Lumber Jack forgot to read the title of the thread! Deb, you can request membership status. :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 26, 1999.

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Lords & Ladies of the FRL, I Deborah, hereby request consideration for membership in the noble FRL. I do swear to uphold the FRLian principals from this day forward...

I promise to learn cool tricks using HTML..... hee hee.... I may even write a limerick or two...

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), August 26, 1999.

OK, gang! What think ye? Deborah has my approval. (Especially if she can write a limerick!) :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 26, 1999.

Ahem, from my status as a vacated lurker (a lurking vacationer?), I say, who is this Deborah and just how fruity is she? Any FRLians who can vouch for her?

(Hi, fellow fruitflakes, been missing you. I've been lurking infrequently-a low lurking mode, if you will, or even if you won't. Back into the shadows with me.)

-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), August 26, 1999.

hmm...I don't know. If Gayla vouches for her, i'm sure she's got at least a few nuts to share. But Gayla, we're trying to tighten up our insecurity here. I can't vouch for her myself, I haven't seen her arsenal of fruity posts anywhere yet. She could have been planted here. Who knows, maybe she's Suzy-Q of the Cold Wet Mud in disguise.

So I abstain from vetoing. Or vote for a stain. I stained blankly. I'm void and null. I'm trying to think but nothing happens. Help someone!


-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), August 26, 1999.

#1: Know Your Fruitcake! (not for the serious)
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000Imj

#2: Know your Fruitcake, the second.
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000hxd

#3: OT - Fruitcake III
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000sez

#4: Know Your Fruitcake IV (not for the serious)
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 0011dm

#5: Fruitcake V : The Return of Sue?
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 001Bli

#6: OT- FRLians Unite, members only - OT
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 001Izu

-- (hot fruit@cake.linker), August 26, 1999.

Linda! It's good to hear from you!! Don't stay gone so long!

Chris, the way I look at it: any one from Chicago who still has a sense of humor is either nuts or a fruitcake lover! That's why Deborah gets my vote of confidence! :-)

I'm thrilled that we have made it this far without DiETeR finding us and posting that STUPID song!

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 26, 1999.

Gayla has uncomposed the FRLian Canon. Deborah started out as the Prophetess -- big point in her favor! ;^)
Aren't Circus staff honorary embers?

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), August 26, 1999.

OOOPS Didn't mean to step in that! Wouldja look at my boots!

-- Lumber Jack (johnsellis@webtv.net), August 26, 1999.

Chris: You call me? Oh I see, OK. Take a deep breadth in through the nose, out through the mouth. Again... Again... Better? Good. Now, please do not void yourself on the thread! Its a clean new thread and I know how exciting this can be, especially for someone who is retired, and we all have to share it. OK? I know that I can count on you! Now with respect to the question of Deborah

Deborah: You are hereby, or herewith, or herewithout, or herefor, or herefive, or perhaps even heresix, or, I know, how about heresay... WELCOMED to the FRL, as a new member in good misunderstanding! Your repudiation as a great Profitess as receeded you, uh, or acceeded you, or is it preceeded you. Yes, thats it. Your legend got here before you did - I think! Anyway welcome.

Lumber Jack: So you found us, huh. Hmmmm. Do you have any interest in joining the FRL? If so, why?

Linda: Dont be a stranger. We need you around here to help keep things sane :)

Hey Gayla. Shhhhhh. Over here. Shhhhhhh. We know that SaiNTlY DiETeR will return now dont we. You are requested to initiate a pre-musical strike on this thread, at your earliest inconvenience.

S.O.B. - Oh Great and Official Keeper of the Count. Please exorcise your solemn duty for the previous thread, whenever you get the chance. If you dont get the chance then try and find the time. If you cant find the time, then look at a clock (compliant only) and this should help.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), August 26, 1999.

Hmmmn - we have seen claims of ability to re-write limericks the right way, but not seen evidence - for better or verse. Is this mythtical (mystical ? mythical? misslogical? missilleunlogical?) supposed "Deborah" person going to truly (or falsely) display her wares in public?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), August 26, 1999.

Robert! Are you asking Deborah to get naked? Good grief! Let's try to keep this thread G rated!

Hardliner, Thank You for the pre-emptive strike! Marines are good at that, huh? I like that song MUCH better. Very soothing and fitting for this thread. :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 26, 1999.

Once a limerick she tried to write, She tried, & tried, with all her might. Alas, the Profitess she did fail, FRLians everywhere heard her wail. Now surely, surely you could imagine her plight!


I think Robert must have heard Chris talking about my implants, I mean being implanted, I mean being planted, oh, never mind.

Thanks for the welcome FRLians, I will try to live up to my repudiation!

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), August 26, 1999.

BTW I love beefcake, I mean cheesecake, I mean fruitcake! whoops...

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), August 26, 1999.

Field Marshalls Aston and Leska: Your report on the status of the northern regiment of stealth geese is due. Please report.

Well done Hardliner, OH Finder of that which is so Elusive, and Holder of the Keys!

Uh, Robert, well... Gayla has a good point. Need I remind you of the FRLian Dress Code, Good Sir? Ye, who returned my really bright red socks? I think knot!

And now, for you Princess Tricia, Starter of the thread, Most Loyal FRLian, this limerick:

The FRL will never die,

Friends they come and do stop by,

Though some may go away for weeks,

They do return to our relief,

To rhyme and play and sometimes sigh.

BFN, Rob

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), August 26, 1999.

From above


Wait a minute: she claimed wrongly to be rightly able to avoid failure in writing limericks - does this call for a lemon limerick law? - but succeeded in leaving a limerick to mark the spot where one was said to be rightly written, thus did she really write the limerick wongly, or did she rightly write the wrong limerick, or did wrongly write the right limerick but left it in the wrong place, or was she all that was left over that was left after she left the post, in which case, where did she plant what was left over after she implanted it?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), August 26, 1999.

To my fellow FC's and members: a limerick (esp for Linda NBND).


There once were some threads that weren't serious

Some said they were even delerious,

But my friends and I

(those who weren't shy)

penned poetry most meritorious


BTW, what happened to my reserved padded room at your son's asylum, Robert? I seem to be more in need of it every day. Did we scare him off permanent-like?


Warm fuzzy feelings

Friends play with words and music

Leave problems behind.

(for now)


To all the newly crowned - welcome! It's especially nice to see Linda, Ashton and Leska back again. Don't be strangers (strange is ok, stranger is bad ;-)

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 26, 1999.

OK, Rob, the Flied Martial Retart:

Every eventide we walk thru hill, swamp and dale to watch the bats flit fast overhead. Last night just before the sun slipped into the ocean, a large long contingent of ducks, rather spread out, flew by. Don't usually see so many so late, in patches, heading West. Poor loner way behind, honking.
Haven't seen any Canuckian geese for a month, but that's because we haven't been frequenting their ponds/streams. It's been sorta hot in Cascadia and we've been holed up in our cave to not-wilt.

The nutria (beaver wannabees) have multiplied and taken over the waterways. They get along fine with the fowl. Nature is doing well here. We will be worried if, in 6 months, we see vultures instead of ducks! The stealth ducks think humanimals have been so stealthy with the truth, so as to steal the wealth, that men no longer recognize reality if they fall over it, more the woe and weal. The nature message recognaizance missionaries are planning amongst themselves their own contingency preps independent of humanimals, to ensure their chances of flourishing freedom.

The sun is setting earlier, coming up later, the deep of night cooling, the leaf edges curling and coloring orange, yellow, crimson, sepia. And we're feeling in our marrow pressure to get done all that comes to mind.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), August 26, 1999.

So, we rightly (or wrongly) left Deborah implanted someplace, just in time to get a report of a flighty flock of ducks "headed west"??????? What have you been feeding them up there this summer?

Ref: Tom. He has been blowing the tromebone (indoors, for symphonic band) and tuba (outdoors, for marching band) this summer, just finishing their 2 week evening practice seesions on Friday. Now is in regular classes waiting for the football team and cheerleaders to get in shape so they can play before and after the band's half-time performance.

Having been blowing so hard, he has not the time to wax poetic here. However, he did polish the tuba for the parade next weekend.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), August 26, 1999.

Field Marshalls Aston and Leska: Thank you for the report. I am a bit concerned about all these multiplying beavers though... we shall have to keep an eye on that. p.s. Did you get my 'e'?

Robert: Greetings, Oh Holder and Bearer of the order of the Fruit! I would check on this 1/2 time business. Suppose the rest of the band is playing in 3/4 time, or worse, in cut time? Does he have a scissors? p.s. Looks like Dennis is header your way.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), August 26, 1999.

Rob sir, I did my math, and it appears that our extreemed member Sir Robert of the Cooks has misinterpreted his son's tuba practice and his results were right. The formula I used appears correct to me, but please feel free to double check, I'm very rusty in this kind of math:

[football team] + [cheerladers] x {getting in shape}= idle time


[hormonal son] + {band practice} x {band practice}= null (where null=no thinking)

reduced further to

[hormonal son][null]+ [cheerleaders][idle time]=play before and after band's halftime performance

I know, this is very basic algebra and I should know better, but's it's been sooo long...

-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), August 26, 1999.

You wouldn't be suggesting that the kid FINALLY has his priorities in order for the first time in his life, would you??? My brother used to play a oneba and it seemed to NOT help him that much with the distaff side of the band/cheerleaders/ etc. Wonder if a tuba works better??


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), August 27, 1999.

Ms Chris;

>>I know, this is very basic algebra and I should know better, but's it's been sooo long...<<

Ms. Chris,

Welcome back once again Nurse Lady.

I agree that your math is correct, but I would think that the emphasis should most correctly be placed on the last syllable of the word algebra. (g)

Just my guess of course.

Sir Rob,

Your request for a count of the "Final Fruitcake", last of the series, has been duly noted in the annals of "Wunderland - An Island of Sanity in a World gone Mad".

The final count was a stunning 128.

This in turn would mean that the grand total for the series will then be well over 1100 posts.

As the "Saga of the Fruitcakes of Wunderland" series of novels, (just try to tell me that they weren't novel), draws to a close, and we cast our myopic bloodshot eyes towards an uncertain, and oft times scary, future, it is altogether fitting and proper that we pause for a moment and give thought to all that we have been, and yet can never again be, for each of us is no longer as we were, but rather are as we are now. Changed forever by the great Fruitcake Wars of Yesteryear. Scarred by the great battle of "Pollybegone", and that of "Doomergitoutofheretoo".

Gone are the stealth geese, the beavers, the groundhogs, fiat fruitcakes. Gone, one and all. Gone too is our youth, our happy carefree days of summer. Never ever again shall it be as it was in the days of the "Eternal Spring". Gone too the duct tape, our legendary symbol of practicality.

Consigned to the dustbins of History, (or to herstory if you would so prefer), never again to see the light of day in that shape or form, now to exist solely in the collective memory of all who dared to step through the portal of the Asylum.

That's just another long winded way of saying "can you really believe that we partied like that for so long, and with a cast of characters such as would do proud to Will Shakespeare himself? We had us a ball Y'all!!

As we resurrect these items, our symbols and talismans used to ward off "out there", we will then be using fiat duct tape, will we not?

This is # 26.


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), August 27, 1999.

Sniff.. sob... boo hoo... sniff... S.O.B., that was SO touching! Hey, duct tape is NOT dead, though! I just saw a new Nike commercial where a little kid duct tapes the big NBA player's legs together. :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 27, 1999.

Thanks for clearing up the Duct Tape thing Gayla. I was REALLY worried there for a few minutes!

S.O.B. May I take a moment to express our gratitude to you, on behalf, or befull, or between, or betwixt, of all FRLians, for your continued mathematical decision. I never knew you had such a way with words! Dear Mrs. Michaels I am sure would call you wayword.


I think I have found,

a picture profound,

of Humpty Dumpty.

So tomorrow I'll post,

what I think may help most,

and hope that there's interest aplenty.


Well Gang, I never posted there before, so wish me luck! BFN, Rob

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), August 27, 1999.

I'm sooo bewildered... FC is dead? Long live the FRL! Keep those compliant FC handy and non-fiat.

And Rob is going to visit Humpty Dumpty? I must be missing something.


Bewildered and befuddled,

Befogged before begun.

Perhaps I'll start behaving,

(or beguiling - that sounds fun :-D)

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 28, 1999.

Poor Tricia!

Rob was talking about posting on Ed Yourdon's new Humpty Dumpty forum:


-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), August 28, 1999.

Thanks, Gayla. I read another post on another thread and went over to see what it was all about. It looks like another winning idea on Ed's part (I've got another bookmark :-).

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 28, 1999.

Tricia: Sorry for any confusion, but I am LOL after reading the last few posts. You see, it was also Gayla that originally told me about Humpty Dumpty too! She thought I would be interested in the project, correctly so, and I finally got around to posting there. Humpty is REALLY quiet. Reminds me of the very early days of the Asylum. Anyway, I did start the thread I had in mind. Like any other thread, we'll just have to wait and see.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), August 29, 1999.

When in trouble

Or in doubt

Run in circles.

Scream and shout.

Help me everybody!

Ms. Tricia,

Fear not fair Lady of The Great White North, the FRL lives on in spirit if not in name.

I was just rattling the bushes to see if anyone was in there.

I was kicked back at my desk just thinking that no longer will the proud FRUITCAKE banner wave in the (hot) breezes, but rather that we will be (un)known by our new title instead.

That in turn got me to thinking back over the months that we have all played here, and of all who came to play. That in it's turn then reminded me that we have no more Spring, and not too much more Summer, left before the Wicked Witch will come to us and do whatever it will do.

Those thoughts and the loss of the Fruitcake banner momentarily caught me in it's grasp, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I do believe that your geese are spooling up for their test flights as we type are they not? Soon they will once again be here in my nesting area, rather than in yours. Are they y2k compliant?

Sir Rob,

>Dear Mrs. Michaels I am sure would call you wayword.<

Your Mrs. must have a keen and discerning eye in addition to her obviously impeccable taste in mates. She would indeed be quite accurate in that observation, in all senses and tenses of the word(s).

Not only do I rant and rave, and tilting at windmills *is* an extra cost option, although it is available, but additionally I am a reform school dropout too, so she is correct in the deduction that you allude to.

What can I say, I'm just me. Dumb as a rock in the road, cute as a speckled pup, a throwback to the Primordial man and occasionally set free upon an unsuspecting public to wreak havoc at will. I used to be able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, however I must now restrict myself to those containing no more than one (1) story, and I need a rather long runway to get up to speed before I leap. A ladder would help also I think.

My compliments to your Mrs. Sir,


This is # 32


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), August 29, 1999.

And furthermore this is really # 34 since Sir Rob slipped in here in between the times that I refreshed the thread and the time that I hit the "Submit" button. So, once again I have been foiled in my accounting.

Wow! You're faster than a speeding bullet!


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), August 29, 1999.

SOBob, I'm so glad that the dead FC was really a matter of blue funk - but very sorry to hear that you've been blue. Personally, I'm in the pink since our finances are now in the black, although my face is red from being so dense. I try not to think about how fast summer is disappearing. This is my favorite time of year, and living this far north, it comes too late and leaves too early (IMHO). If I think about it too much, I turn green at the thought of all you lucky folk who have more reasonable climates.

I'm assuming that the stealth geese will join their more visible brethren in the flight south. I saw a flock of Canuckian geese heading south-east this morning. They may just be practicing, but they could be starting their long trip. They didn't drop any loads, fortunately since we were having a picnic brunch and they went directly overhead. Hopefully your goose truce will last through this winter, too. As for 2000 compliance, unless the earth's magnetic poles move, the geese should be alright.

Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the summer, leisure may be at a premium this time next year!

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 29, 1999.

" Dumb as a rock in the road, cute as a speckled pup, a throwback to the Primordial man"

Wayword Bob! Surely you're not calling yourself a Nerdanthal!?

Tricia of the Compliant Geese, what do you think about the geese in my area? They seem to be flying in circle; south one minute, north the next, a short flap to the west, back flipping in the east where some kids throw crumbs. They do seem to be very loaded, does that make them stealth geese, or non-compliant ones?

-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), August 29, 1999.

Excuse me gang, I have something for Hardliner only. Everyone else please just skip this post.

Touch Me Tender

-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), August 29, 1999.

Chris, I think they're doing a prep run.

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), August 30, 1999.

S.O.B. Just to let ya know, the recent answers count doesn't begin to decrement until the seventh day after the thread is started. Sir Cook offered an explanation of this on a previous FC thread, but it was incomprehensibly clear as only Robert can be :) Please remember that as our soul contact with Mother Goose, you need to report to us when the northern regiment flys south, with or without the flys, and regardless of if they are coming from the north or west or east or top or bottom. You are the only FRLian with the Gift of Goose, and have a naturalized rapport with Mother, so we are depedning on you.


Red flags on the beach,

Rip tides and screaming breakers,

Hurricane Dennis.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), August 31, 1999.

No, no, no. They're long-lost offspring of "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg", only these beauties lay diamonds. Riches beyond the dreams of avarice are about to pour forth upon the Great White North.

Soon, Canadians will be able to buy up large parts of Los Angeles... from the Japanese.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 31, 1999.

LOL Mac. Looks like they will control up to 10% of the diamond production within 5 - 8 years. I'd rather have Duct Tape myself though. And remember, Fruitcake is an FRLian's best friend! Can't eat daimonds, ya know.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), August 31, 1999.

Ooooo, S.O.B.

...I'm just me. Dumb as a rock in the road, cute as a speckled pup, a throwback to the Primordial man and occasionally set free upon an unsuspecting public to wreak havoc at will. I used to be able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, however I must now restrict myself to those containing no more than one (1) story, and I need a rather long runway to get up to speed before I leap. A ladder would help also I think.

A fruitcake hunk? Hunk of fruitcake? You cute pup, you!

Sounds like we have our fruitcake pin-up poster child. Or should we have additional try-outs?



-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), August 31, 1999.

S.O.B. a poster child?

Leaps tall buildings free and wild?

Laughing so hard I dropped my cup, :(

S.O.B. the speckled pup,

You are honored not reviled.


Additional try-outs? How about try-ins? No. After all, how could anyone compete?!?!?! LOL.

All Hail S.O.B., Official Keeper of the Count, Sacrificer of Fingers and Toes, Knower of all He Knows, and FRLian pin-up Poster Child!

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), August 31, 1999.

I was going to post what S.O.B. might have looked as a child, but then I thought better of it, as it seems that I have some explaining to do because of my previous post already.

You've noticed that most of you didn't post anything for a long time after I posted for Hardliner? That's because you were all busy touching and poking at my picture all this time!

*sigh* yes, it is the real me. I thought that if I asked Hardliner to touch me with his magic, that I , like the fabled frog, would turn into the foxy fox he thinks I am, and impart me with his poetic gift. Catsy of the Pond indeed I am, but this pond creature is green of envy and not furry wif fancy fame.

So now look at me! All I ended up with because of all your pokings is twitches that makes me look even nuttier than the nuttiest fruitcake!

*Ribbit* bonsoir!

-- Chris the Froggy (%$^&^@pond.com), September 01, 1999.

Wow, now we've gone from FC, geese, groundhogs and beavers to knights, princes, princesses and SOBob,,OKC, SFT, KNK, PPC. What else can we use to distract the Bored?

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 01, 1999.

I liked your touchy feely frog, Chris! (But then, being from California we hug a lot too).

FRL poster child tryouts?

S.O.B. making a jump run for it ??

Or not... (a two story building).

But wait... the FRL climbing team comes to the rescue!

Lift off... and S.O.B. runs circles, well squares, around the competition!

Aw shucks! Hes just cute as a button! (Modest too).


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 01, 1999.

We have hear before us [and behind us] and [beside us] and [upside us] thanks to the square rooms being run about by SOB - a question of note (1/2, 1/4, and 3/4, and split time) - about the diamonds being perhaps deposited from the tail positions (or vicinity thereof) near the back of one or more goose(s).

I submit for consideration that said usual carbon-based substances deposited from the tail end of a conventional (more of less) goose are mostly composed of carbon-based former life-forms and parts thereof; and that diamonds are composed of merely slightly compressed carbon in a slighter harder crystaline form; further from the truth, it can be noted that goosing a goose tends to produce slightly elevated pressures in the rear areas of said goosed goose; therefore and herefive, it is reasonable to assume a substantially goosed goose under the proper conditions of temperature and pressure could indeed produce said crystaline based carbon material.

Or a frog.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 01, 1999.


I am stunned! You do realize, don't you that you've just become something of a Y2K "savior"?

Your hypothesis that both geese and frogs are capable of turning fruitcake into diamonds may not be exactly the silver bullet that everyone has been searching for, but it will certainly do! Methodology remains to be worked out, but for talent such as yours, that should be no obstacle. Soon, the FRL will be in control of the world economy!

A quite logical outcome of your line of reasoning is a post Y2K, post technological society, economically based on diamonds, not gold or some such other mundane base metal, that could well outperform the Romans for longevity! Just think of it! A millenia long era of peace and prosperity for all, and all because a mild mannered supersailor used his head! You'll be even more famous than Gary North!

With Tricia and S.O.B. ram-rodding the Stealth Geese Division (SGD) and Chris in charge of the Frog Division (FD), and Rob coordinating your cadre of R&D specialists with the rest of the FRL, it's practically a done deal!

Congratulations on your rescue of Western Civilization!

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), September 01, 1999.

Of interest to all FRLians:

Diamonds Under the Ice

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 01, 1999.

Help me Gang! I think I am seeing double! Ashton and Leska's diamond link looks just like mac's - deja vu all over again, and NO I haven't been drinking :)

Hardliner!!!!!! There you are! I sent an 'e' to you at your address above but it bounced :( Remember TBOTWAWBI, and your reading recomendation to me? Check out the Ishmael thread at Humpty Dumpty!

Robert, Good Sir, it is oblivious to me that the Order of the Fruit was well placed (or duct taped) indeed! You have wretched a new plateau in your latest most unreasonable inductions.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 01, 1999.

After lots of rain

The sun is shining again

It's time for a walk


I hope you all enjoy your day. I'll likely be away 'til the weekend, work is piling up. TTFN

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 02, 1999.

Kids back in high school,

Now, two days cooler weather,

Look out, fall coming soon......


Stealth geese flying south,

Winter will be approaching

Then, mysteries ..... reveal.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 02, 1999.

By the way, I congratulate << Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net)>> on their promotion to the exalted 3000 club with 3036 posts .....

Yaayyyy! Sounds of stealthy handy clapping...handicapping?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 02, 1999.

Ooops - forgot to add this: Might be off-line for a while while phone lines and computer network is down because of a move.

If anybody has gotten an email from me, that (older) phone number and fax number will be good for a little while (90 days?) but I'll get you the new ones whence able. Email address (once re-connected) (sometime Friday - > Tuesday?) should still be good....

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 02, 1999.

Have a good dis-connected weekend Robert! Send me the new details.

Ashton & Leska...


You cute busy beavers, you!


Be sure to stop and sniff the roses!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 03, 1999.

Uh, thanks ;^) (sshhhh, actually, we've posted more "incognito" posts than ones under our real addy! Sometimes we just get too lazy to type it all in, or want to have fun and play with words. It's sorta vicarious trollitis!)

Mac, our Diamond Link was featured on our EarthLink home page, sorry for the duplicate; we hadn't clicked on yours. Gotta fairly rigorous job 24/7 with an elderly couple (up a lot at night) and our Forum reading is hit nit and miss, often in zombiedom these daze ...

Diane, we gotta razz ya for snippin our rose. Our patient has an award-winning Rose garden in the City of Roses and he watches them with a hawk eye. He'd turn the sprinklers on you! (We pick up some useful Y2K traits from our pts ;)

@}->-- 3~0 3~0 3~0 3~0 3~0 3~0 3~0 @}->-- 3~0 3~0

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 03, 1999.

Gosh Ashton 'n Leska... I just borrowed one rose... ya still got two!

There it was just draggling off a thorny bush at the outside, inside, of a lone park. What could I do but snip it?

Ya want me picking up scruffy weeds? By the side of the road?




(Now Im gonna start sneezing!)


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 04, 1999.

Ashton and Leska, Diane was just being nice, picking a lovely rose for you; and it smells alot better than that thistle (?).

Robert, best of luck with the move. Hope everything goes smoothly and that settling in is easy. We'll miss that peculiarly Cook way of thinking until you return ;-)


Lovely sunny day

Gentle cool breezes blowing

How can I sleep???


First I check FC

Then I read the 'better' threads

(eat my dessert first :-)

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 04, 1999.

Wildflowers are nice. Picked wild strawberries in Massachusetts one summer. Partial to Queen's Anne Lace as background spray for wildflower bouquet. Excellent place to plant a bug (the listening variety) to monitor stealth operations. FRLian tip 'o the day ;^)

Tricia, what is your method of picking 'better' threads? Tell us and help us save time! We keep clicking promising ones to find drivel, and opening 'duds' to find keepers! Need a Thread Geiger Meter.

Diane, a dozen roses to you, uno-klepto. We revoke the caning because we plucked it (with our own enhancements) from another Forum we frequent.

Easy to be prickly and sticky when you're up all night with two elderly pts, then have to perform all day too and conjure sumptuous meals. They're really lovely people, makes it worth it. But we need a Hoyer Lift! "In the mail ... on the delivery truck ... " Righto.
We've been shocked to find NO fruitcake in this house! Sacriledge!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 04, 1999.

Phoenix from ashes

Her computer works again

To perch for a while

What great comfort to find you all still here, and as familiarly fruity as always. (sure gets lonely being disconnected for so long) I just want to say hi and send hugs. Vive La Resistance!

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 04, 1999.


WELCOME BACK !!! WheeeeHeeeee! Time for a Refruitarian Party! An original Regular has returned to the flock. Break out the celebrations :~D

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 04, 1999.


It's so nice to hear from you! We have missed you and the circus somethin' awful! :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 04, 1999.

The return of She in the Sheet,
is a happy and pleasant treat.
Her artistic skills,
lend ease to our ills,
Hurry! Bring the Lady a seat!

Donna, welcome back,
we know it wasn't your lack,
that prevented you,
from visiting this zoo,
but now you're back on track!

The Cascadians have decreed Celebration,
we're responsible for her inebriation,
Donna's presence here,
demands a hearty cheer,
so let's party without hesitation!

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), September 04, 1999.

Aw, shucks, cries She in the Sheet!

Your hospitality's sweet.

I've missed us so much,

fruitcake, circus, and such;

my joyful tears now wash my feet.

To quote Prince Charming when asked how Cinderella was faring (in Sondheim's "Into the Woods")......"She remains,...,uh,...well!" I remain well, albeit more mentally bent. Returning here, to cohorts, is a potent tonic. (inebriated indeed! LOL)

---She in the Sheet Hugs Warmly Her Cohorts

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 04, 1999.

Ashton & Leska,

Trying to develop a new non-hybrid variety rose...


The Diana

And for Donnas Return Encore...

A newly developed species for her garden, for planting next to the Koi... uh... Southern California Sushi... Pond! (Hope this works!)


\ ( /

Donna's Delight


Welcome Back, Donna!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 04, 1999.

Yum, nice flower there, diana banana, nuttin ta sneeze at! Cyclops can remediate until it works! The power to be your best ;^)
Lon Frank has come back too, before the blackberries are ripe. The chickadees wing their downy way back to the Mother Henhouse as Foxy Autumn begins creeping in. Hardliner's making banners for the Asylum, unwinding the Sheets, and Chief Rob is thirsty, looking for the clinking glasses usually at any FRLian occasion! Donna, so good to see you again!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 04, 1999.


Needs work.

Try this instead...


(One of the few advantages of being a Sysop A & L... HTML goof correction duties.)

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 04, 1999.


It sounds as if you may have misunderstood. The remark concerning your inebriation was not an admission of guilt.

It was a call to action. . .

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), September 04, 1999.

Donna, when you get a chance, read Hardliner's story on the previous fruitcake thread. (Complete with pictures!) It's a hoot! :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 04, 1999.

Oops! It was actually Fruitcake IV. (linked near the top of this thread) Time flies when you're having fun! :-) And speaking of having fun, where is our fearless leader?

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 04, 1999.

Well it's nice to see you back!


PS, These people here are nutz!

"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't....."

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), September 04, 1999.


Welcome back! It's so good to 'see' you again, flapping sheets and all.


There once was a limerick writer

Whose bonds pulled a little bit tighter

When she left asylum.

So we found a phylum

to make her return a bit lighter.


Ashton and Leska, I most often look at the number of replies, and check those threads whose replies are greater than 15. It's not an infallible method, so if you come across some really good ones, feel free to mention them here - maybe if we all do that, we'll save some precious e-time.

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 04, 1999.

Tricia, you go for the hot hoppin threads! Yep, even if the title looks boring, by 15 replies ya figure something's cookin in there ;^) Thanx for the pointer.

What happened to the usual party wagon of overflowing mugs and crystals? Did Rob foreswear, postswear or underwear? Has the End Game rendered him speechless and sober? Address! Maybe Donna can lend him a sheet for toga, and one of the stealth ducks can laurel his crown with olive branches. We await.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 04, 1999.

Mercy! How warming to be home. Hey, I'll check out Hardliner's story, Gayla (Fruitcake IV). BTW, thanks for that phone call(s) Gayla,...kept me connected, a true act of kindness I will not forget. Diane, I wimped out, with further consideration to my screwed up computers, ...I reiterate, wimped out when you were doing all that work months ago. Mea culpa. Thanks for the flowers, Lovelies. I've been neglecting my roses at home. They need sore attention. Only two koi left in my pond, one oldster and a young whippersnapper, assorted goldfish. We are selling two pianos, Mr. Keys and I, and I am awaiting the onrush of piano accompanying work that comes with the Fall and Winter. Newest news, hot off the FRL Wire,...my daughter, Becca got engaged this summer....he, Tom, a lovely one, proposed on an overlook on the way down the the bottom of the Grand Canyon. They are planning an Oct. 2000 wedding. I'm not old enough to have two married children. :-(

Hey, Hardliner,...I didn't misunderstand.(It's Saturday afternoon of a holiday weekend,...raising my mug of wine in your direction) Salut! A votre sante!

Huge Hugs from She in the Sheet

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 04, 1999.

Donna??? THE Donna B.?!?!

Welcome back Donna!! I have no inkling as to what the reference to the sheet is, but I assume it's something wild and woolly that you did while I was gone myself! :-D

Isn't it just so...so...(I can't find the word)awesome? meant to be? comforting? that we all seem to be regrouping to spend these last few breath-holding months together.

-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), September 04, 1999.

Aww chucks! I posted one split second after you did :-( I didn't get a special hello :`(

-- Chris (%$^&^@pond.com), September 04, 1999.

Chris, it's cos I always signed off standing high on a hill with my somewhat anarchistic sheet-wear-toga-prophetess-attire flapping in the winds of change...

Indulge me while a relate a personal bit about me...I'm an unrepentant, nay proud, 60s baby,...an anachronism today when it is vogue to decry those times. (Born in The Year of The Bad Water, 1952,...ask me, another story). So I dress the part although I can do the whole 90s yuppie dress if I want,...but ordinarily I go for loose, flowing...gauze long skirts etc. My now 22 year old daughter grew up with me. (bear with me I'm getting there...) The other day we visited the store where my daughter is manager, she's been there awhile, and told all my darkest secrets, and this is my first visit,... AND, ....she looks and dresses like I do, complete with long hair and flowing clothes. (She's drop dead gorgeous too,...much more than me) Anyway, we walked into the store, and her staff as one said: "Look...Becky and her mom dress alike!" Made me smile as I am smiling now while typing. Long story long...She in the sheets,...who sometimes substitutes gauzy skirts for true anarchist sheets. (BTW anarchy means, ...no hierarchy...no govt,...NOT, as is currently PC, violence)

---High upon the hill at Shade Heaven, sheet flapping in the sea breeze

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 04, 1999.

Hummm. I'm wearing one of those sheet-like dresses today, Donna. (One of my Southern CA specials).

I keep telling you... 1952, in the Chinese calender, was the "Year Of The Dragon..." so much more appropos than our sharing being... "bad water babies."


Congrats for your daughter too.

BTW, you were gone so long, you may have missed it... we started a parallel "Prep Only Forum."

TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum (Y2K Prep Only Discussions)

http:// www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic= TimeBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29%20Preparation%20Forum

BigDog & Chuck Sysop it.

Much "gentler" waters.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 04, 1999.

I know, Diane,...my sister has been feeding me a line of doodoo....the year of the Dragon...I believe it. Just always wondered why I was sooooooooooo out of step with all the folks that said THEY were mainstream...hehehehe....just kdding...

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 04, 1999.


It purely doesn't pay to leave you folks alone for a few days does it now?

I knew what it was like to go from hero to zero, as my daughters grew up and realized that DOD didn't have all of the answers after all, but the reverse is awesome! Am I a really big poster, or just a little post card?

I will sell autographs for $5 (U.S.) FOB at my nest, NO C.O.D.s

Ms. Chris,

No, I'm not a Neanderthal at all, rather I am more of the "Eo Homo Just Barely Erectus" breed. Which is why I am also the "Village Idiot", AKA "Running Dummy". This in itself makes me wonder why I have been chosen as the poster child for such an illustrious breed of intelligent humanity, (Homo Sapiens Sapiens), as is in abundance here on this forum, and certainly here in this thread. And which is most ably illustrated by yourself on each occasion of your visits.

Go figure.

Ms. Diane,

Loved the gifs, but rather than running around inside of the box I don't even think that there is a box to be outside of. From conception to completion of each idea I am bound soley by the power of my imagination and the farthermost limits of the universe. Thank you for the efforts, and I will get you, and your little dog too.

The latte is my treat should I ever be in your neck of the woods. (G)

Sir Rob,

Yeah, I remember about the "dungone" numbers, but if I insert a good count before the answers start being stolen by the numbers troll I can have a new start point at another point, rather than trying to find the first point. In point of fact, I don't have re-usable digits as you mere mortals do, so each time that I attempt an audit I use up more and more of the bright side of the force in just re-growing new fingles and toeses. So, I use a new first point rather than that real first point to keep a good point at the first point of the audit. Do you get my point? I don't.

Welcome back Ms. Donna. Both you and your sheets were sorely missed by one and all.

This will be # 80 (I think).


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), September 04, 1999.

Aw, c'mon SOBob, even I can tell that the point was to welcome Donna back ;-)

'Course, my point's at the top o' my head, and I still can't find it...

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 05, 1999.

"Am I a really big poster, or just a little post card?"

S.O.B., you're a "card" all right!! :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 05, 1999.


(Or Labour Day if you're Canadian!) :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 06, 1999.

Thanks, Gayla! I've always thought it odd that labour day is a holiday - that we celebrate work by not working. 'Course my mom always told me that one reason for the timing of labour day was to allow the farmers one more day to have their kids help them get the crop in. Not much crop here this year - a farmer I know called it 'an ugly harvest'. Too much rain and cold, nothing's ripe and fall is upon us. The farmers will leave the crops in as long as they dare, but the weather has been cool these past few days and down in the low single digits Celcius (30's, F) at night. I made a quick trip to Calgary last week and the fields looked like they ought to about mid-July. I understand that just about the entire Canadian bread-basket is the same, anyone know how the American version is doing? Famine will come alot more quickly if NA can't produce good crops.

Oh, dear. Now I sound as blue as Hardliner. I need to go read some more FC ;-)

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 06, 1999.

What, still no mugs or glasses? Therefore no Rob! Is Donna a teetotal? [flipping through stash to find rum FC]

-- wanna party (anytime@any.clime), September 07, 1999.

OK, but just a SMALL one this time!

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 07, 1999.

OOOOOOOooooooo. What's this I see? Yummy. Thanks Gayla! Hope everyone, or everytwo, or everythree is fine.

Nice to see Donna back too. Wonder what ever happened to that sheet which was lost that night at the Circus... :)

It looks like I'll actually have some time over the next day or so to post. Yippy!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH hicpu!

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 07, 1999.

Mmmmmmmmmm. Dat dwink tastz goood Galya. HAHAHHAHhahah. I tink itz tim four a mimerlick. Hicupup.


I came bak to dis thread,

Befor I goto bedd,

My fiends r hear,

an giv me beer,

now I lay down mi head.





-- ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz (HAHAHA@hic.up), September 07, 1999.

Rob at night.

Rob in the morning... before shower.

My treat... youre gonna need this, Rob!

(Yeah... I know... it looks like you feel! But theres a super-secret wake-up zinger in there!)

Wake up, Rob!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 08, 1999.

Sheesh! (Color off).

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 08, 1999.

I don't know officer, but it was Green, and Scary, and, and, and, had red blinking eyes :(

I'M Awake...

and now i can't sleep!!!!

-- (sonofdust@com.net), September 08, 1999.

Abstinence, pshaw!...hush your mouth child.

I'm betting that some of my beloved family and friends wish I would take "the pledge",...but as my favorite dad likes to say (referencing an old movie),...we Barthuley's do travel the 'Hallelujah Trail', from time to time. (Can't verify but I think it's an old western,...Maybe with Lee Marvin, but not, "Cat Balou",...one blotto guy says to the other, while looking for said Trail..."Hallelujah, brother, I can see it now!")

You had to be there.

--wearing a sheet (one, not three), standing upon the hill, pondering the proper combination of stimulants and depressants. Better Living Through Chemistry

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 08, 1999.

Donna, I LOVE that movie! It was "Paint Your Wagon." Every time I watch it, I sing for days: I was born under a wanderin' star... :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 08, 1999.

That's it, Gayla! Thanks. My dad wouldn't like that I forgot it....You haven't lived 'til you've heard him singing "I was born under a wan'drin star".

--Smile on my face,...sheet on the bod, libation in hand.

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 08, 1999.

And one of my personal favorite drinking songs, courtesy of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Bros.

Will they have Mogen David in Heaven?

Dear Lord, we'd all like to know,...

Will they have Mogen David in Heaven, Sweet Jesus?

If they don't, who the hell wants to go?

--Standing, not staggering in her irreverant sheets.

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 08, 1999.

Looks like I'll be needing that special coffee again - have to monitor the 9/9 rollover along with some other Y2K project managers. Fun and Games! Pager is quiet so far... Shhhhhhh......Knock on wood... Long night ahead.

Tricia, Dear one, I saw a thread today where you posted about me and just wanted to let you know that it really means a lot to me. I would like to meet you too! Someday if things work out right we gotta have an FRLian "meet one another" party. It would be a blast. (Warning: I'm just as crazy and silly in real life!)

Back to work now :(

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 08, 1999.

Rob, that's what I'm counting on. I've always been more attracted to people outside the norm; average is sooo boring. Besides, people outside the norm are a little less threatened by my absurdities, too ;-)


Football 1-oh-1

Explains football to women

Learning to have fun!


That's where I was tonight, hoping that I can be again next year at this time.

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 09, 1999.

If memory serves in the good ole Asylum days (summer of 1998), our beloved Uncle Deedah issued invitations to one hell of a party.

I can't often remember what day it is, but I never forget a party invitation. :-)

--Has her party sheets safely tucked away for the special day!

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 09, 1999.

I need a party now. The tone of things around Yourdon's is particularly and usually grim and pessimistic. It must be party time. I know that FRLians can party like no others.....so I'm proposing a late in the week bash....tonight...I'll supply nonsensical and alcohol related posts, (and a cyber 12 pack)....

Et vous, et tu, and you?

The time is now....no R.S.V.P. requested.

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 09, 1999.

I'm always ready for a party!! Is this going to be in a new thread, or are we partying in here? I'll bring the chips and salsa. (We have the best salsa here in TX, ya know!) :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 09, 1999.

I'm voting no new thread....but anyone who wants to can start one...I'm gonna be offline for an hour....back soon, ready to rumble....Nice Graphics, Gayla....you sweetie!

Party time for the sheet woman....

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 09, 1999.

OK Who called for a designated driver??





PARTY ON FOLKS!!! Don't let ME get in the way. I'll just sit out here in my car and sulk...

Chuck, who STILL does a mean pout, after all these years......

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), September 10, 1999.

Don't be upset Chuck. I have been waiting all night for them to return so we can party. Donna wrote "I'm proposing a late in the week bash....tonight". Well, that was yesterday's tonight. Now it is already today and so maybe she meant today's tonight. It cannot be yesterday's tonight anymore since it is already today and tonight has passed except for tonight's tonight which comes right before tomorrow. Sheesh! Where is Good Sir Cook when you need him. I'm sure he could explain what this all means. And Donna, that was the longest "hour" I have seen in quite a while! Even Diane's special brew cannot keep me awake any more, or any less, or any way. Maybe I'll pop in again for tomorrow's tonight today.

-- confused Rob (sonofdust@com.net), September 10, 1999.

Sheesh, you do it on purpose, don't you? You wait 'til Chuck and I are working to have a party and then you gloat about it. I'm gonna join Chuck in his pout! (and go to bed - good night or morning or what ever it is). :-(

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 10, 1999.

Are we movin again? Or is Rob just more "awake" now... after the long, lonely java-filled night?


OT - For Tricia, Chuck, Donna, and Gayla from Rob

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 001Nvl

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 10, 1999.

Not moving yet, though there are probably about 100 answers on this thread already. Guess it won't be too much longer for the next. The above is just one of my separate bursts of silliness, like the "Supermarkets, phone gnomes, duct tape" and "Beans and Air Quality" threads of the yesteryear.

I am a bit worried about our Lady of the Sheets. Hope her puter didn't go awol again.


Here is where we play,

both by night and day,

some have returned their way to find,

limericks, haiku's, and other rhymes,

hope they all can stay.


Long Live the FRL! Long Live our Fruitcake Freedoms!

-- (sonofdust@com.net), September 10, 1999.

Sir Rob,

You were close with your guess as to the magic number of posts to this, our latest thread of the FRL.

The century marker was earned by Ms. Gayla, for her announcement of, and friendly invite to, "the party that never was", and, like you, I too am waiting for the party to start.

I believe that mayhaps Ms. Donna is "three sheets to the wind", and has lost her way back home again. We can't start the party without her, she has the 12 pack.

This is # 107.


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), September 10, 1999.

Thanks S.O.B., and I agree that we shouldn't start the party without Donna. It took her a while to find her way back the last time, let's hope that she is able to return soon. And please remember to report on Mother Goose when appropriated!

Congratulations Gayla, Chief FRLian Investigatress. Any idea why our DiETeR hasn't reported in? We haven't even threatened him with the cannon lately! He should have hatched a good haiku for us by now :)

newbiebutnodummy: Still lurking? I have a special FRLian project for you so please report in at your earliest inconvenience.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 10, 1999.

Oh goodie! The party didn't start yet, was afraid to miss it! My puter went FUBAR on me the day of the tonight's party which turned out to be the tomorrow's today that Donna was still missing and the next today was tonight and so I think I have the right party night today, but I might be wrong, because it's now late tonight and in a few minutes it's going to be early today, so maybe I did miss the party of yesterday's today afterall :-(

I'm quite profficient at understanding this kind of English now Rob, I don't need Sir Robert Cook anymore; I've spent all of today, which will be yesterday, learning it from 7 different PeeCee Tech Supports. Turned my brain into a pretzel, but it was worth it, only pretzel-brains should be alowd to use PeeCees. My puter is almost done fixing now, only a few more days should do it to finish reinstalling everything.

I should have listened to the good peecee doctor and take the prescription pills he ordered and be patient, he said it would fix it. But noooo....I didn't want to mix pills and whiskey-fruitcakes ...so instead I listened to the Tech Support From Hell and performed major surgery...now it'll take forever to recover....*sigh*

-- Chris (#$%^&@pond.com), September 11, 1999.

Hey,..I was even on Left Coast Time and still I could not stay awake for the party I proposed....I'm up for any day anybody wants...it was an impulsive thing...sorry to disappoint...was not three sheets...just bushed, and on the couch with a book.

You all will have to set the time, tell me when to be there and I will...sorry,...don't mean to give "'tude", it's not been a good few days,...hence the need for a party.

Vive La Resistance'!

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 11, 1999.


I make a motion that we have a really great and long party, which will need a bit of planning, to start on the next FRL thread. The party can last the life of the thread, so that one and all can join in the fun. What say youz guyz?

Anyone second the emotion for an FRLian Party Thread?

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 11, 1999.

Gayla, There is one more tiny tip on the cantaloupe thread to ensure enough loupes for the November 'loupe party.

-- BB (peace2u@bellatlantic.net), September 11, 1999.

Make it a loups-garous for us!
Oooo, to watch a loups-garous + DiETer duke it out -- in mud, no less -- now *that* would be entertainment ;^)

Link us into the party, por favor. If the military can declare Y2K transition period beginning September 1, 1999, the FRL can most certainly proclaim an immediate and long-lasting FRLian Swing. Ride your Pendulum with the best!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 11, 1999.

Who says they can't elope? Spontaneous bonds can be magical.

-- FRLians (weekend@server.access), September 11, 1999.

Here is the thread where BB and I are talking about a November cantaloupe party:


-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 11, 1999.

So Rob... are you the initiator of this weekends fruitcake 'n whiskey soaked party?

Get a move on party dude! I emoticon ;-D your second, or even third if you're on first!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 11, 1999.

Haikus for my mood

Windows 95 crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears my screams.


A crash reduced

my expensive computer

to a simple stone.


Having been erased,

The program I'm seeking

Must now be reinstalled.


Serious error.

All shortcuts have disappeared.

Screen. Mind. Both are blank.


The Web site I seek

cannot be located but

endless others exist


-- Chris (#$%^&@pond.com), September 11, 1999.

Did Sir Rob say Partay? Hey! I'll sekund that!! And thrid, forth and fifth it too. (Fifth? Hmmm. . . now there's an idee! Yeah! Thas thu tiket!)

eye gotta idee 'bout the toons 2! Les hav a short peece (mabee a fan-faire?) in the 1st post, sew nobuddy c'n hijak thu jukbox later on. wee c'n stac r favrit platters on hot links (hay! thos tast reely gud 2! whut 'bout fud?) 'n if wee wate 'til the fan-faire quits, wee c'n play r uther toons awl wee want!

eye c'n prolly scare up sum stump juce 2! (fer thos hoo c'n handl it) eyem lok'n 4werd twit alreddy!

Rob, jes tell me whut eye c'n due t' help. . .

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), September 11, 1999.

Well now. I see that the motion was carried away. OK. Let's plan this out a bit.

Chris: Yikes! Hang in there will ya? Dang 'puters. Can't live with em, can't live without em. We better get this here party going so as to help you out of this prepicklemint. Chin up!

Hardliner: Hmmmm. It seems you have already had some attitude adjustment from your earlier post on the quotes thread a nip or two from that fifth? Good for You! Nobody should have to drink alone buddy, so I think I will join you and then we can start seriously planning the party with the help of our FRLian friends. Besides, I wont understand your post until I reach the same level as you. Now, where did 'you know who' hide, er, I mean put, that Jack Daniels soaked non-fiat fruitcake? Hope I don't have to go into the kitchen again. Did that last year - Sheesh! Offline for a bit. :)

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), September 11, 1999.

Whoo, I almost missed the party. Glad I made it back in time.

Donna, I think your computer problems must be catching, Chris's computer was dead, and my monitor wouldn't stay on (if I drop out without saying g'bye, you'll know why).

I can't stay, gotta go eat and play in physical realm, but I'll check in later (monitor willing).


Party now at Asylum,

All are welcome to come.

Bring your drinks and your food too

Join us in the fun!

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 11, 1999.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeee hic!pu pu. Sumof u maybe cantell dat I havbin dinking . I hav adjutsted my altitude aND now I unnerstan youre posst Hardlinre. I juz left a messag 4 u on ISHML. HAHAHAHA hicpiupcp. I cannnot lie a tell. I had a bittle lit to dink tonihgte wiht dat Dack Janeials flutecrake and peel fritty dunk. Chris, Donnna, Trishaa and udders knead r help, sooo letz plan da pardee noww hicucpu.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee. Hay Dianee, I am knot the imitator, Donnna is. Butt I canhelp wiht the planeing. HAHAHhaha. Hicpu.

Hardlinreer , gooud brinking dubby, yourthe beszt at kartoons of allofus so thankpoo 4 volentiring to do themm. W\aht a grate strart the thraed will get. Hahahahah hikupcup.

Kan someone elze volenteer 2 bring the refleshmints and dwinks? An how bout sum of dem yuummy chotato pips and deeze choodles too? Mear Drs. Michealls hass got lotz of chorz 4 me 2 doo duringg theday motorrow so howbout startin it Sumday Nite? Sound KO wit U Harldiner? Letme no.

Useless I here diflerrntely, I willl strat the thred then. Time 4 sleez noww Hikcccup. ZZZzzzzzz. Nood gite, fiends. ZZZzz HAHAhicup weewee ZZZzzzzzzzzz.

-- Zzzzzzzzz (sunfousdt@hic.pu), September 11, 1999.

I'm SOOO excited! :-) I just got back from Sam's and I got all kinds of good stuff!! You guys will have to tell me what you want me to bring to the party, cuz I never can make up my mind. Here are a few choices:

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 11, 1999.


We've GOT to find another source for good animated gif's... I recognize most that food from the circus threads! (Our Y2K 'n fruitcake stash may need some enhancements).

Rob, I've got some party music picked out... bet Hardliner does too (after he sleeps this one off). One advantage, as a FC disc jockey... I can change the music from time to time!


Get your "tunes" lined up!


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 11, 1999.

Hey, guys, I invited Coprolith and Bardou, too, okay? They seemed to be enjoying the Tricia, Chuck et al thread, so's I tole them to come along. Tomorrow's okay with me - the monitor is still tuning out now and then, but maybe it'll be okay.

I wanna go check out that e-language thread again. Donna was having a good debate with some serious type, and I really enjoy a good (or even a poor) debate, as long as I'm not in it.

My monitor's blinking again, gotta go...

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), September 11, 1999.

I'm bwinging the dwinks!! *hic*
Aweady had a goof stawt wif de whine. < br> Toast me Hawdliner! *hic*... wait i'm aweady toasted

Dat's fo Wob de Cook *hic*...bet he dwinks chocowate mawwteenees cuz he's kewl

Nice & cold Coke fo the *hic* teetotalas...can't foget dem

Champagne for evewybody else! Paaaaawty!!!!

...watt was Hawdliner sayin? Hees cute butt I can't make out his *hic* axsent...pawlez voo fwancais Hawdliner? voulez vous...*hic* ...neva mind! I spillded my dwinks on my shoit.

-- Chris (#$%^&@pond.com), September 12, 1999.

oopsee! Whine and html dont mix...

-- Chris (#$%^&@pond.com), September 12, 1999.

Hey wait Twicia!!! Take dat monitor wit yoo! Its stwong and happy!! *hic* ...dont mention it!...cant have a paaawty wittout yoo!!

-- Chris (#$%^&@pond.com), September 12, 1999.

I kneow wer'e neot 'posed to start the pwaty til tomorroe,but those drinks looke yummmmmmmm

Thanks for the motinor, CDhirs(-up). Cheers! Ups bottomes!

-- T cht eC (tricia_canuck@htomeil.com), September 12, 1999.

Chris always finds the KEWList sites!! :-)

I'm gettin' ready to party!! :-)

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), September 12, 1999.


beetween Sur Rob 'n mee gitn jus a LITTUL blotto erly, Dieann genruslee but neeedluslee volontearun tu bee a desughnatd disssc jahky, Galeah asskkkun cereeeus kwestuns bout FUDE, 'n Cris tellun evrbudy that eye got a kute butt 'n that eye sent axes tu sum1, eye figgur its tyme tu git in the cokpit.

SSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssss! Whut a ryde! SSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssss! That's much better!

What? did you guys really think that I'd go flying in that condition? All I needed was to suck a little O2 and clear out the cobwebs so I could explain and everyone would know what I was talking about. (That wasn't bad BTW; coming off a whisky high with oxygen is sort of like straining to lift the stone lid off of your earth box at high noon and then streaking straight up into the sunlight!)

Sir Rob! you're going to need to pay attention here, but I don't think you're so far gone that you won't understand; just don't gulp so loud. Diane, you already know most of this, and the rest of it will let you party with wild abandon with the rest of us. Chris, you seem so happy, it would be a crying shame to disturb you, so just enjoy yourself; the rest of us can catch up with you and Rob later! And Gayla, please bring all of the above! I, for one, have to eat when I party or else I get extremely drunk!

A thread here is actually nothing but a web page, and once you set the background music, that's the end of it for the whole page, as long as the page lasts. As Diane noted, if you can change the HTML code, you can change the music, but not unless. That's why dIeTEr could torture Gayla with the Chicken Dance. If the HTML code says to "repeat endlessly", whatever you're hearing is what you'll be hearing as long as the thread is up. If the original code says to only play it once, then after the original song is done, you can play other things from ordinary hotlinks that point to other songs.

What I'm saying we should include in the party plan, is to set the background music in the 1st post of the party thread to something real short, like the "TA-DA" fanfare that comes with Windows, so that it will finish quickly and let us all post our favorite party music with hotlinks.

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), September 12, 1999.

one more fertilizer reco

-- LoupeLover (...@....), September 12, 1999.

Hi all! Just got done with chores around the house. Now it's time to clean up, eat, relax a bit, and then come back for the party. It is 6pm EST and so I should be back and start the thread in a few hours. I will be posting a special announcement as the first post to start the thread. Hope this doesn't muck up any plans, Hardliner. You can jump in with anything you want after the first post, which I hope will set the tone. Anyway, gotta run and finish up. See youz guyz in a few, Rob

-- (sonofdust@com.net), September 12, 1999.

Come join the Pardee at FRL 7

-- (sonofdust@com.net), September 12, 1999.

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