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  1. 13 minutes ago on That is Priceless

    Quoting from a hymn he was in the process of writing, poetic young Isaac Watts smoothly feeds his lady friend a line as to why they should “gather ye rosebuds why ye may”! —


    “The busy tribes of flesh and blood,

    With all their lives and cares,

    Are carried downwards by thy flood,

    And lost in following years.


    “Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

    Bears all its sons away;

    They fly forgotten, as a dream

    Dies at the opening day.”




    The romantic Spell was broken, however, when a mass of wriggling tadpoles inopportunely took that moment to sweep en masse along the brook. The couple both took it as a sign to put the brakes on things, before the inter-action became inter-lewd and ended up becoming inter-something else.



  2. about 9 hours ago on That is Priceless

    “Great minds …” etc. etc.

  3. about 9 hours ago on Frog Applause
    Of course! Warty Bliggens thinks he is untouchable. All others of us are cockroaches compared to him. And why is he so favored among all others in the Universe, one might ask?


    ask rather

    said warty bliggens

    what the universe

    has done to deserve me



  4. about 13 hours ago on Frank and Ernest

    I have a number of books by Martin Gardner and Douglas Hofstadter. I don’t fully understand everything they discuss concerning mathematics, but I get a strange exhilaration that polymaths such as they are enjoy cavorting in their playgrounds of the mind and can explain it in enjoyable text and graphics. They appeared to me as “mathenauts” in another universe (the title BTW of a collection of stories with mathematics themes). To me Mathematics is mystical, and those who understand and wield the spells are wizards.

  5. about 21 hours ago on That is Priceless

    “It’s funny … you didn’t LOOK Jewish.”

  6. about 22 hours ago on Strange Brew

    All things that grim her are not guilt.

  7. about 22 hours ago on Savage Chickens

    A mongoose appetizer: Snake in a Blanket.

  8. about 22 hours ago on Randolph Itch, 2 a.m.

    That’s ankh-olutely Amazon! Or must I be Nile-istic?

  9. about 23 hours ago on Pickles

    Cogito, ergo consume … ice cream.

  10. about 23 hours ago on Pluggers

    A male plugger resists getting suspenders until his pants fall down in public.