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Friday, December 09, 2005

On Hidden (UseNet) Gems - Part 1

Halloween seems like the right time for something like this to occur. This Halloween, the absolutely hilarious exchange documented below occurred on rec.juggling (a UseNet newsgroup devoted to all matters juggling). Two people in a row said genuinely funny things. Well actually one person typed something funny and then someone else typed something considerably funnier a little bit later. But it was sort of like a conversation.

For the unitiated, please note that when people posting comments to usenet groups want to have a footnote/parenthetical type side comment, they often use brackets around numbers. So, in the exchange reproduced below (click here for the whole thread), the "[1]" and the "[2]" in the text below function as footnotes.

Anyway, here's the exchange:

  • THE TOPIC:
    Juggling 5 balls requires 90% practice and 10% of practicing the right thing.[1]


  • FUNNY THING #1 (by "Little Paul"): [1] And we can all quibble about what "the right thing" is until the sheep come home[2]

    [2] They stay out later than cows.


  • FUNNY THING #2 (by "Pixel"): Cows have early-morning milking. At least sheep let you know which baa they're going to, and they usually have a dedicated driver.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

Yikes.
Still swinging with the wrong crowd?

I myself don't like early morning milking.

9:57 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I think Cooter may want to weigh in on this topic.

10:31 AM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger crallspace said...

That might not be such a bad life... owning a windfarm and sheep.

12:05 PM, December 09, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

Crall,
are you thinking what I'm thinking?
All those sheep need helping over the fence.

Yeah.

Do let me know when those lambs stop screaming.

8:07 PM, December 09, 2005  

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