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Zebediah was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers, called pullets,
and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs.

Zeb kept records, and any rooster that didn't perform well went into the soup pot and was replaced.
That took an awful lot of Zeb's time; so, Zeb got a set of tiny bells and attached them to his
roosters. Each bell had a different tone so that Zeb could tell, from a distance, which rooster was
performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to
the bells.

Zeb's favourite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular
morning, Zeb noticed that Brewster's bell had not rung at all!! Zeb went to investigate.

The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing! The pullets, hearing the roosters coming,
would run for cover. BUT, to Zeb's amazement, Brewster had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't
ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

Zeb was so proud of Brewster that he entered him in the county fair.

Brewster was an overnight sensation.

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The judges not only awarded him the No Bell Piece Prize but also the Pullet Surprise.
 
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"Stephen Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Zebediah was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers, called pullets,
> and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to
fertilize
> the eggs.

{snippage}

> The judges not only awarded him the No Bell Piece Prize but also the
Pullet
> Surprise.

Well, I don't feel so bad about posting that "psychic math thing" now.

Bill "think this was sent by telegraph a jillion years ago" S.
 
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Stephen Baker

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>Bill "think this was sent by telegraph a jillion years ago" S.

Prolly - only just made it through to my notice, however.

Steve "OK, OK, I'll stop already.."
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Shaun R says:
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> >Aye, but I've read a Stephen King book........
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> Thus neatly proving my intellect superior to yours ;-)) (even if my jokes aren't.......)

"Ya canny change the laws of physics Jim!", so I won't bother saying 'don't be so stupid Stevie'.

Shaun aRe - didn't say I liked the bloody book......
 
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Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >Shaun aRe - didn't say I liked the bloody book......
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> Still read it, though - dincha?
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> ;-)

"I didn't like that book, that's why I haven't read it".

WTF is wrong with the above statement SB? Big fat juicy points for the correct answer, Silly Boy.

',;~}

Shaun aRe
 
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Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Shaun R says:
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> >"I didn't like that book, that's why I haven't read it".
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> >WTF is wrong with the above statement SB? Big fat juicy points for the correct answer, Silly Boy.
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> Not a lot, Silly Runt, except that it was Monday yesterday and the brain doesn't really wake up
> till Tuesday lunch...... ;-)
>
> Steve

Heheheheheh! Gotcha SB ',;~}

Hey, I'd just had a weekend in *London, with an 8 hour drive in, and a 7 hour drive out, and long
days/late nights in between, I only got to bed at about 2 a.m. (in the morning), and then was at
work for 8:15 - you think you're excused?!?!?

',;~}

Shaun aRe -

*High Wycombe, the Winterdrum 2003 event was on Saturday - 2 drumming/dance/vocal/general percussion
tutorial workshops (choose 2 out of many options). I chose Djembe beginners (Heh! That guy from
Sierre Leone was a freak, and 'beginner's was AFU!), and Bodhran intermediate (I'd never picked one
up before, but my GF and her bro were there, so I went to watch - Steafan Hannigan made me play,
though, and it was fun ',;~} ). We followed this with a facilitated drum jam, where almost anything
goes, rhythm wise

starting us off, showing us some traditional African rhythms etc, and letting us get on with it -
he'd walk round with a cow bell to keep people in time and inspire every now and again. I didn't
know I could do some of the stuff I did! Brilliant, but I had very sore hands by the finish, and
they're still a little bruised now (bad technique, much enthusiasm! - ouch!). Never seen so many
women in brightly colour baggies and tie-dye stuff in one place before! Heheheh.....anyhow, just
thought I'd tell you ',;~}
 
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Shaun Rimmer wrote in message ...
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>Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> >Shaun aRe - didn't say I liked the bloody book......
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>> Still read it, though - dincha?
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>> ;-)
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>"I didn't like that book, that's why I haven't read it".
>
>WTF is wrong with the above statement SB? Big fat juicy points for the correct answer, Silly Boy.
>

You can't judge a book by its cover????

OTOH a lot of Stephen King books have been made into films, so you might have seen the film, not
liked it and therefore decided not to read the book!

Steve E.
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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spademan o---[)* <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Shaun Rimmer wrote in message ...
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> >Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >> >Shaun aRe - didn't say I liked the bloody book......
> >>
> >> Still read it, though - dincha?
> >>
> >> ;-)
> >
> >"I didn't like that book, that's why I haven't read it".
> >
> >WTF is wrong with the above statement SB? Big fat juicy points for the correct answer, Silly Boy.
> >
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> You can't judge a book by its cover????

No, but you can often judge it by a plain brown wrapper......

> OTOH a lot of Stephen King books have been made into films, so you might have seen the film, not
> liked it and therefore decided not to read the
book!

Which would be doubly stupid - I've seen good films from bad books, and vicey-versey.

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bomba <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Shaun Rimmer wrote:
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> > Never seen so many women in brightly colour baggies and tie-dye stuff in one place before!
> > Heheheh.....anyhow, just thought I'd tell you ',;~}
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> What's red and yellow and looks good on a hippy?
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> Fire.

Heh...

There were some strange folk there, very.....lots of African guys with menacingly wild eyes, freaky
vegetarian new age hippy stereotype-types, and wandering amongst them, a bunch of bearded, Aran
sweater and brown corduroy wearing folk music types, and me, the _only_ person there with short
spiked hair (just had it cut again), and pointy little chin beard - not many of the hippy types
would come near me for some reason. Oh, might have had something to do with me screaming for meat at
the vegetarian caterer.......

Shaun aRe - I did have a 'Peace Not War' T-shirt on though.......mebbe they thought I was wearing it
ironically......
 
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Shaun Rimmer wrote:

>>>Never seen so many women in brightly colour baggies and tie-dye stuff in one place before!
>>>Heheheh.....anyhow, just thought I'd tell you ',;~}
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>>What's red and yellow and looks good on a hippy?
>>
>>Fire.
>
>
> Heh...
>
> There were some strange folk there, very.....lots of African guys with menacingly wild eyes,
> freaky vegetarian new age hippy stereotype-types, and wandering amongst them, a bunch of bearded,
> Aran sweater and brown corduroy wearing folk music types, and me, the _only_ person there with
> short spiked hair (just had it cut again), and pointy little chin beard - not many of the hippy
> types would come near me for some reason. Oh, might have had something to do with me screaming for
> meat at the vegetarian caterer.......
>
> Shaun aRe - I did have a 'Peace Not War' T-shirt on though.......mebbe they thought I was wearing
> it ironically......

Should have worn this instead: http://void.printf.net/~tef/photos/tshirt/tef_tourette.jpg

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bomba <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Shaun Rimmer wrote:
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> >>>Never seen so many women in brightly colour baggies and tie-dye stuff in one place before!
> >>>Heheheh.....anyhow, just thought I'd tell
you
> >>>',;~}
> >>
> >>What's red and yellow and looks good on a hippy?
> >>
> >>Fire.
> >
> >
> > Heh...
> >
> > There were some strange folk there, very.....lots of African guys with menacingly wild eyes,
> > freaky vegetarian new age hippy stereotype-types,
and
> > wandering amongst them, a bunch of bearded, Aran sweater and brown
corduroy
> > wearing folk music types, and me, the _only_ person there with short
spiked
> > hair (just had it cut again), and pointy little chin beard - not many of
the
> > hippy types would come near me for some reason. Oh, might have had
something
> > to do with me screaming for meat at the vegetarian caterer.......
> >
> > Shaun aRe - I did have a 'Peace Not War' T-shirt on though.......mebbe
they
> > thought I was wearing it ironically......
>
> Should have worn this instead: http://void.printf.net/~tef/photos/tshirt/tef_tourette.jpg

Ooooo, I _WANT_ one!!!!! ',;~}

Shaun aRe
 
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