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by UncleMonty
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10781

There are other factors which can have an effect on a city's crime rate: A culture of violence, for instance, would account for the high rate of violent crime in the Middle East. A similar culture also accounts for the high rate of crime in Washington DC. Perhaps Toronto isn't blessed with a populat...
by UncleMonty
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: [ADMIN] Moderator Nominations Open
Replies: 24
Views: 8799

After some thought, I've changed my nomination. I don't hate anyone enough to nominate them for this position.
by UncleMonty
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: And NOW you KNOW
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Ah, that explains it.

I've never heard the Fool's Garden version, but was familiar with the older song. I hadn't paid much attention either way, but it's nice to know.
by UncleMonty
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: You're jerking my chain
Replies: 55
Views: 16881

Well, if it was me instead of Ben, I'd:

(1) Look up all available documentation regarding Beltane's claim.
(2) Find the nearest thing available to a Native American shaman, and ask his opinion.
(3) Do whatever seems most entertaining, given the information I've collected.
:twisted:
by UncleMonty
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: The Hollow Wood Hearties!
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

The Hollow Wood Hearties!

Looks like they're going for the big band sound. The foxes are all horns, the squirrels are high-strung and keyed-up, the mice have come out with a woodwind, and the rabbits are kicking it off...!

Words are fun to play with. Sometimes I can't stop myself.
:roll:
by UncleMonty
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

OT: Happy New Year!

In the spirit of the occasion... I'd offer bottles of my carefully made and aged homebrewed ale, but I haven't figured out how to attach them to emails. D: Burns’ verse: Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne ? CHORUS: F...
by UncleMonty
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: The Duke of Dumb
Replies: 87
Views: 11047

Maybe the farmer is hoping Quentyn can solve his problems with his "magic". In truth, even if Quentyn could raise cattle from the stones of the ground for the farmer, those cattle would only be taken by the Duke's men, to help support the ongoing oppression of the people. Until a people stop serving...
by UncleMonty
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: TotQ challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 7449

Thanks Tom. Finally something we can work on. Hey, you made me sign up the board, just for this (and I really didnt want to, being a liberal European Normalguy - I fear posting in this Forum would be like swimming in a Piranha Tank). If Ralph can do 2/week till June, theres 50 Dollars going in his ...
by UncleMonty
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: 11/23
Replies: 22
Views: 3599

All the protesters can legally do is walk up and down the sidewalk (they cannot block the sidewalk) chanting and carrying signs. They can't hinder people entering or leaving the place at all, or they enter the jurisdiction of the local police. Personally, I think they should be ignored. But unfortun...
by UncleMonty
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Help stop the invasion
Replies: 73
Views: 7970

P.S. By the way, if 50% of the earners pay 99% of the income tax... Where does the 34% from the top 1% come from? I'm guessing that's a typo. I trimmed most of your post from here because it wasn't worth a reply. However, as a favor to you, I ask you to study the last part of your statement, which ...
by UncleMonty
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Help stop the invasion
Replies: 73
Views: 7970

I have an innovative idea for resolving Illegal Immigration from Mexico... ...Annex Mexico, and make it the 51st state. Then, all of those people wanting to come into the US to find jobs won't be a matter of immigration, but a simple commute problem. And we'll be able to easily place American compa...
by UncleMonty
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Overkill (Nov 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 1444

"Mars, Bringer of War"? Is there a music link somewhere on that page?
by UncleMonty
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Yeek! Pitty lights!
Replies: 22
Views: 3188

I was referring to the idea that all the livestock had been taxed by the local lord in the original post on the thread. I am well aware of that. You created your new side-tangent starting from my own comment. The primary question was "Why are the farm animals all gone in this comic?" Not "A study o...
by UncleMonty
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: RHJ: why no archives?
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Is that "big calendar" thing a keenspace trick?
It sure isn't HTML.

Ah, I'm guessing it's in here somewhere. I can't access it, not being a member.

http://members.keenspace.com/taglossary.html
by UncleMonty
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Yeek! Pitty lights!
Replies: 22
Views: 3188

I read somewhere that, as a percentage of our wealth, we are actually taxed MORE than a Medieval peasant. Probably the reason we stand it is because first, we are a lot wealthier than that Medieval peasnt, and second, we are still a republic and so have SOME say in how our taxes are spent. Eh, poss...
by UncleMonty
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Help stop the invasion
Replies: 73
Views: 7970

First thing might be to stop using made-up terms like "illegal immigration".

Immigration is a legal process, so if someone is in a country illegally then he is NOT an immigrant. He's a trespasser, or an invader, but he's no kind of immigrant.
by UncleMonty
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Hmph well 11/17
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Yep, "Church Lady" was the first thought to come to my mind as well.
One of many reasons why I stopped watching SNL.
by UncleMonty
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Yeek! Pitty lights!
Replies: 22
Views: 3188

Yeek! Pitty lights!

The farmer's wife had almost got over her panic... And now, levitating sweet-rolls! Well, bread is supposed to rise, after all. I wonder where this story's going, with the missing animals? They can't have been gone more than a few months, since there's still fresh hay in the barn. Disease? Monsters?...
by UncleMonty
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: The Dems have won
Replies: 24
Views: 4218

It was predictable. Even inevitable. The party which wrongly calls itself "Democratic" controls our news media, our entertainment media, our public education system, our colleges, most large corporations, our state department, our supreme court, a large segment of our religious institutions, our wel...
by UncleMonty
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: on vacation
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Not to mention the weather... I swear, one drop of water hits the road and everyone starts driving like their car will explode if it goes over 20 MPH. It took me forty minutes to get home tonight thanks to overcautiousness. At least its not as bad as here in Wichita, a flake of snow or raindrop hit...