WP, I joined, what, 5 months before you did, and I have only half the posts. That's because I'm old and I can't keep up. I never thought of myself as "quiet", but compared to you I'm downright shy. Compared to KL, I've taken a vow of silence.
Edited to add: Seriously, the "Ornery 8" thing cost me six months, so time wise we are even. I guess that means you are prolific.
Read 'Testing On Suit' as bottom of url site page before attempting revenge
To those who haven't seen the 1996 Peter Lynch documentary on this called Project Grizzly, I inform them that it's a slightly boring half-hourish film that nonetheless is peppered with moments of AMAZING scenes, none of them gory but several of them hilarious. The Oscar clip is the Big Test. It being estimated that a full grown grizzly can deliver an impact with a force equivalent to that of a humongous big redwood-sized log smacking into one by swinging down in a 90 degree arc by two ropes hanging from a VERY big tree, we see Our Hero, wearing the suit displayed at the url above, standing erect as he waits for the log to smash into him, which it does, and which he survies just fine. As he awaits his possibly final moments before the log descends, he calmly/nervously sings, in a slight variation of the schoolyard Nah-nah-nah-Nah-nah song we sing when we stick out our tongues at our peers, these words:
"The log is going to bump me..."
It is slapstick/pratfall humor at its most extreme. Using rewind, one can replay this over and over and laugh hysterically each time for a MINIMUM of ten times in a row. When that log swings down and forward and knocks him backward like a chess pawn, one HAS to laugh... Michael Moore should take note of this for his next movie...)
There are still guys who crawl their way through Harvard with readers, a secretary, and houseboy, too. I bet you've got a whole staff of researchers and writers, WP.
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"I bet you've got a whole staff of researchers and writers, WP."
He does, but he's suing for a refund. A roomful of typewriting monkeys in hose and doublet (the apes, not the mechanical secretaries) is NOT what the Rhodes scholarship world dominion committee had promised him.
He should have gone with Skull'n'Bones: they have real golems: black-listed Jewish writers from the McCarthy purges who still haunt the ghost-writer halls. Having been denied reality so long, they've become so surreal they can't die... except by awarding them the Pulitzer Prize or Screenwriters' Guild Award.
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