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« Reply #375 on: May 25, 2007, 09:16:38 AM »

"It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut."
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« Reply #376 on: May 25, 2007, 09:29:33 AM »

Maybe two of them could carry it.  They'd have to have it on a line of course, held under the dorsal guiding feathers....
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« Reply #377 on: May 25, 2007, 09:34:47 AM »

Which reminded Rachel Ray of her favorite desert island meal of South African swallow and coconut surprise.
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« Reply #378 on: May 25, 2007, 10:37:44 AM »

A South African swallow seemed to have more phlegm than Bart, her visiting cousin from Nebraska, was accustomed to, even during pollen season, so he was compelled to beg her for more beer, hoping that its astringent effects would clear his glottal stoppages and allow him to continue his quirky and perhaps meaningless pursuit of Junior Members status and even, perhaps, some day catch up with
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« Reply #379 on: May 25, 2007, 10:57:54 AM »

the hero, the legend, the mythical...
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« Reply #380 on: May 25, 2007, 11:05:57 AM »

Barry Manilow?
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« Reply #381 on: May 25, 2007, 11:22:48 AM »

And his cousin, Mandy, who was visiting from Moscow, Idaho.
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« Reply #382 on: May 25, 2007, 12:31:37 PM »

Why, Rachel wondered, as she inspected between her toes for unexfoliated areas, had Mandy decided to be the sort of person who would be from Moscow, Idaho?  Though Mandy had come and given, without taking, she had still witheld some deep inner part of herself, some existential stain that had perhaps risen unbidden, like soil nematodes on a muggy day, from the festering plains and Hemingway-blood-soaked hills of Idaho, and besmirched the once luminous and moire-patterned wells of her unconscious....
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« Reply #383 on: May 25, 2007, 12:33:20 PM »

desire for the sexual favors of overweight, balding, middle aged attorneys from Ohio, one of whom...
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« Reply #384 on: May 25, 2007, 12:38:55 PM »

suffered from too many adjectives and had been driven to commit
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« Reply #385 on: May 25, 2007, 12:40:34 PM »

contemptuous court dealings making his bones while Pete Rose was still dating cheerleaders.
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« Reply #386 on: May 25, 2007, 12:42:58 PM »

"There must be some way out of here," said Rachael Ray, ever the joker, to Gordon, a convicted thief....
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« Reply #387 on: May 25, 2007, 12:47:31 PM »

who had received a presidential pardon, due to his...
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« Reply #388 on: May 25, 2007, 12:51:00 PM »

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« Reply #389 on: May 25, 2007, 12:55:18 PM »

whose sexual attentions Rachael Ray secretly craved.  "This digression appears to have come full circle!" Ray chipperly noted.  "How cool is thaaat!"
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