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Christopher Johnson wrote in

He is, in my opinion, everything that is to be despised in a person,

You forgot the SHAKES FIST (I'm on your side BTW)

I'm not sure how long you've been posting to aue (or reading it), but you may want to wait a little longer before taking sides. There's a lot of history in some of these squabbles. Some folks here have yet to decide who they favor in one or more of the continuing sagas.

(I would have put this in email, but (Email Removed) didn't sound quite right as an email address.)

Maria Conlon
"Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?" unknown. Or maybe RH Draney. Help!
Thus spake Christopher Johnson:


Christopher, please don't access Simon's message. Let it end.
If you could actually make good on your promise to ignore me, pretend I don't exist, and so on, you would not hear from me at all.

There we have it. Christopher and Simon, you've had exchanges in the past. I hope you can both resume your lives as if they had never occurred.

I'm glad you're getting it. Simon, there are things about my life that I've chosen not to divulge on Usenet. I respect you for making these statements.

Mike Bandy
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Jesus, Christopher, get a life.

I see he's back to his "poor pathetic me" routine. I checked the calendar, and he's scheduled to leave AUE for good, vowing never to return, sometime in the third week of April.

Dena Jo
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Areff (Email Removed) wrote on 03 Apr 2004:
Perhaps in Chicago you can get first-rate thick-crust Chicago (aka "Chicago-style" or "da deep-dish") "pizza", but, Franke, YOAP must know ... they use beneath the top layer of ketchup (misleadingly called "tomato sauce" in BrE as well as, I suppose, ChiE).)

Pretty cold, RF.
For reasonably (given the diminished expectations of these latter days) first-rate thick-crust pizza, i.e., "square pizza" or "Sicilian pizza" or ... places in Brooklyn, Queens, Connecticut (a few places in a few regions), and New Jersey (ditto) that one can consult.
I haven't been back there for almost 30 years, so my standards of comparison aren't as high as yours. I know it's sad, but the best pizza I've eaten in 30 years is from LoCoco's in San Rafael, CA. After that, it's either Gino's or Uno's. The same goes for bagels. I know there's nothing that beats a real New York bagel, but the best I've had in 30 years comes from Nathan's in Greenbrae, Marin County, CA.

Maybe there's something better in Van Nuys or at Factor's in LA, but I haven't been to the best places there for years. I did have a good bagel with cream cheese and Nova in Van Nuys in January, but I haven't been to Factor's for a few years (I just remembered that I'd been there a few times with my LA friends and loved it).
As for live electric blues, though, there I think you're probably correct. I don't see how anyone can deny that ... air, if you follow me. August in Chicago is not the humid furnace that August in New York is (GCWCID).

I've never had a pleasant day outside in Chicago, and Iowa City in August was always pretty muggy, just like NYC, but I never turned black in Iowa: no soot in the air.
It rains sometimes in Chicago, but the problem here isn't the amount of rainfall but the quality. Rain in Chicago ... person who thinks there's something very strange about that? Coop? Surely we can all agree that lox is not "seafood".

Franke: EFL teacher & medical editor.
Mike Bandy (Email Removed) wrote on 03 Apr 2004:
there are things about my life that I've chosen not to divulge on Usenet. I respect you for making these statements.

We will all fantasize about what your life is like anyway, and you might hear about some of those fantasies should you push the wrong buutons on the wrong poster, so it doesn't matter.

Franke: EFL teacher & medical editor.
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I'm glad you're getting it. Simon, there are things about my life that I've chosen not to divulge on Usenet. I respect you for making these statements.

At the University of Florida there is one student each year that is the Banana. He dresses up like a banana and cheers on the crowd at football games. It's traditional for the crowd to grab the Banana and pass him over their heads up through stands to the top tier of the stadium. He then runs (as best a man in a Banana costume can) back down to the field level. Sometimes they send him up again.

The University of Florida is in Florida (just in case this is overlooked by the casual reader), and bananas are not commonly associated with Florida. They may be grown here, but Florida is not considered the banana state. The mascot and logo of the University is an alligator. Alligators do not thrive on a diet of bananas, but they may eat them if one is presented to them. Preferably, by the alligator, wrapped in a puppy.
I'm not sure of the cost of attending the University of Florida, but I think it's about $25,000 a year unless you are on scholarship. To the best of my knowledge, there is no Chiquita Banana scholarship.

For a number of reasons - some listed above - I can't imagine why anyone would want to be the University of Florida Banana. I can't imagine looking back 20 years later and proudly saying "I was the Banana at U of F".
Is this the type of thing that you've not chosen to divulge?
Oh, while we're on the subject: I was in a Chicago supermarket the other day, and I noticed that they ... person who thinks there's something very strange about that? Coop? Surely we can all agree that lox is not "seafood".

Is your objection that salmon spend part of their life in fresh water? If so, then not everyone would agree with you "that lox is not 'seafood'." WordNet 2.0 has the following definition for "seafood":

From
http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn?stage=1&word=seafood
"1. seafood (edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc)"

Raymond S. Wise
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
E-mail: mplsray @ yahoo . com
Oh, while we're on the subject: I was in a ... Surely we can all agree that lox is not "seafood".

Is your objection that salmon spend part of their life in fresh water? If so, then not everyone would agree ... following definition for "seafood": From http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn?stage=1&word=seafood "1. seafood (edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc)"

But you're being literal, Ray, and Areff was waxing poetic. Lox is appetizing. Next you'll be telling me that matjes herring is seafood. For shame.

Bob Lieblich
Starting to drool
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Thus spake Christopher Johnson:

Christopher, please don't access Simon's message. Let it end.

I didn't access Simon's message, Mike, but Franke quoted the whole thing for me, so I saw it anyway. I've learned to listen to Franke. He makes a lot of sense a lot of the time.
If you could actually make good on your promise to ... so on, you would not hear from me at all.

There we have it. Christopher and Simon, you've had exchanges in the past. I hope you can both resume your lives as if they had never occurred.

I only mentioned Simon a couple of days ago to
clarify what Tony was explaining to Franke
about the "format C:" incident. I made *NO*
personal remarks whatsoever about Simon in
that post.
It's true I am sick. It's true I am mentally ill. It is not true that I am obsessed or psychopathic. I'm getting it.

I'm glad you're getting it. Simon, there are things about my life that I've chosen not to divulge on Usenet. I respect you for making these statements.

If Simon is getting help, I'm pleased for him. I
wish him all the very best, I truly do. I wish I
understood him better, but, no matter how hard I
try, I just can't understand him. Simon, if you're reading this, I'm sorry if I've been too hard on
you, and I hope you get better soon if you're
genuinely unwell in some way. You and I could
even be friends one day, you know. Stranger things have happened. Just get well, Simon. Please.

Christopher
My e-mail address is not 'munged' in any way and is fully replyable!
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