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Subject  :  Turkmen
Author  :  Steve Price mailto:%20sprice@hsc.vcu.edu
Date  :  10-21-2001 on 05:52 a.m.
Knees
(with apologies to Joyce Kilmer)

I think that I shall never see
A dyzlyk on a camel's knee.
A pentagon with knots offset
Attached by ropes to tassels yet.
Of all the things the nomads make.
The camel kneepads take the cake.


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  R. John Howe mailto:%20rjhowe@erols.com
Date  :  10-21-2001 on 08:53 a.m.
Dear Steve -

If you keep this up, you will surely achieve your salon objective.

Even Joyce Kilmer is cringing, and she had a lot to cringe about to begin with.

Regards,

R. John Howe


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  Steve Price mailto:%20sprice@hsc.vcu.edu
Date  :  10-21-2001 on 10:31 a.m.
Hi John,

Point in passing: Joyce Kilmer was a man with an unusual first name. On the other hand, my maternal grandfather's name was pronounced "Carol" (although he was Romanian and spelled it Karel). And I say, let 'em all cringe!

Regards,

Steve Price


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  Marvin Amstey mailto:%20mamstey1@rochester.rr.com
Date  :  10-21-2001 on 10:39 a.m.
Do you really want to archive this stuff??
Regards,
Marvin

Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  R. John Howe mailto:%20rjhowe@erols.com
Date  :  10-21-2001 on 12:36 p.m.
Steve -

Re: Marvin's question: I vote "no." Without seeing what follows and I am busily assembing something.

We have to be willing to break new boundaries here occasionally and this looks like the ideal occasion for "the first unarchived Turkotek salon."

About "Joyce:" I may have known but cleary forgot. His name may have been the beginning and the end of his distinction as a poet.

In the Sarah Caudwell murder mysteries, the main character is name "Hilary" and Caudwell tantalizes readers endlessly about what Hilary's gender might be. She never has said, and Caudwell died recently.

Regards,

R. John Howe


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  Patrick Weiler mailto:%20theweilers@home.com
Date  :  10-24-2001 on 10:44 a.m.
Steve,

To continue your wildly popular Turkmen theme:

The eagle gol rug had a great pedigree
It cost me as much as a Jaguar XE
But the reds they now run,
The ends came undone,
And I canít even sell it for free.

Whatever shall we do with our completely otherwise useless limericks at the end of this salon?

Patrick Weiler


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  R. John Howe mailto:%20rjhowe@erols.com
Date  :  10-25-2001 on 05:54 a.m.
Pat -

Steve, clearly got caught here with an unreasonable task: the need last minute to produce a salon, since one expected did not for some reason come his way.

The internet is beautifully designed for such a contingency and Marvin's suggestion is the one we should follow.

Just don't archive. Go on to the next salon as if this one had never happened and pretend that it has not. That is, number the next salon 75.

Deal with it as one would in polite company with impromptu evidence of instestinal track upset.

Salon manners, coupled with web capabilities, are entirely adequate to this challenge.

Regards,

R. John Howe


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  Steve Price mailto:%20sprice@hsc.vcu.edu
Date  :  10-25-2001 on 08:10 a.m.
Hi John,

I guess you live in a world that's a lot more serious than mine, and clearly we deal with public farts differently (I don't think I would react by pretending it never happened).

Anyway, you and Marvin find the whole matter embarassing, and that makes at least two members of our Gang of Eight who see it that way. If one more of the remaining members sends me an e-mail or posts a message to this thread in support of your position, I will remove the whole thing pronto. Otherwise, 2 votes just isn't enough to warrant it.

Regards,

Steve Price


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  Jerry Silverman mailto:%20rug_books@silvrmn.om
Date  :  10-25-2001 on 01:53 p.m.
Nah, Steve. John and Marvin are just "funnin'" you. Their tongues are firmly stuck in their cheeks (...their own, not each other's - Let's not start <that> here!).

I think that I shall never see
an archive blessed by me and thee.
All humor stripped away.
No blacks? No whites? Just gray?
It is far too late to pay much care.
The world's seen our dirty underwear.
And those who deem us less than serious
Will always call our efforts deleterious.
To them I wish a fond farewell
And hope they go straight down to Hell.

Jerry "The Couplet" Silverman


Subject  :  Re:Turkmen
Author  :  R. John Howe mailto:%20rjhowe@erols.com
Date  :  10-25-2001 on 06:33 p.m.
Hi Steve -

I am just a little embarrassed, (and plead guilty to being often a shade too serious about what we're about here) but Jerry is basically right about the "funnin" part.

And the guy who does all the work ought probably to be "cut a little slack" with regard to defining the range of the acceptable.

It does, though, make an extremely tempting target.

I'll desist now and let it be what it can be.

Regards,

R. John Howe


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