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Topic 11 of 64: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?

Mon, Nov 4, 1996 (08:23) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
Toss out a mystery quote from a book. And the next
person to login here has to guess what book and what
author. Go ahead. Don't be shy!
104 responses total.

 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 1 of 104: Mika-Petri Lauronen  (Mixu) * Wed, Nov  6, 1996 (07:58) * 6 lines 
 
"That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life
forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid
meeting."

(Got this from my memory - I hope it's right. Anyway, you should guess it from
this version, anyway...)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 2 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Nov 15, 1996 (08:50) * 1 lines 
 
I'm stumped!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 3 of 104: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Thu, Nov 21, 1996 (21:10) * 8 lines 
 
"That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life
forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid
meeting."

I have no clue. But all the double negatives have my head spinning like Anne Elliot's remark in Persuasion when she meets Capt Wentworth at the concert and they are talking about Louisa and Capt B. Something about not being overwhlemed. I know it must clever but I can never sort it out. It's like that "Own Grandpaw" song.

Amy



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 4 of 104: Mika-Petri Lauronen  (Mixu) * Mon, Dec  2, 1996 (03:01) * 7 lines 
 
Okay, I'll relieve you from your pains.

That quote was said by Marvin the Paranoid Android, referring to Tricia
Maximillian, or Trillian for short in the 3rd book of The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy...

It's someone else's turn...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 5 of 104: Henry  (churchh) * Mon, Dec  2, 1996 (13:37) * 17 lines 
 
If this was Usenet, I would cross-post this to the Austen conference...
Amy, do you mean this? --
"I have hardly seen you since our day at Lyme. I am afraid you must have suffered from the shock, and the more from its not overpowering you at the time."

She assured him that she had not.

"It was a frightful hour," said he, "a frightful day!" and he passed his hand across his eyes, as if the remembrance were still too painful, but in a moment, half smiling again, added, "The day has produced some effects however; has had some consequences which must be considered as the very reverse of frightful. When you had the presence of mind to suggest that Benwick would be the properest person to fetch a surgeon, you could have little idea of his being eventually one of those most concerned in her r
covery."

"Certainly I could have none. But it appears-- I should hope it would be a very happy match. There are on both sides good principles and good temper."

"Yes," said he, looking not exactly forward; "but there, I think, ends the resemblance. With all my soul I wish them happy, and rejoice over every circumstance in favour of it. They have no difficulties to contend with at home, no opposition, no caprice, no delays. The Musgroves are behaving like themselves, most honourably and kindly, only anxious with true parental hearts to promote their daughter's comfort. All this is much, very much in favour of their happiness; more than perhaps--"

He stopped. A sudden recollection seemed to occur, and to give him some taste of that emotion which was reddening Anne's cheeks and fixing her eyes on the ground.


What's the difficulty? ;-)



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 6 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (08:32) * 4 lines 
 
If you want, we could set up a topic that was cross posted to a usenet newsgroup.
it's not trivial but it's near trivial. Since you can create conferences that
have posts written to email all you would have to do is redirect the eamil to
a usenet newsgroup.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 7 of 104: Amy Bellinger  (Amy) * Wed, Dec  4, 1996 (09:52) * 4 lines 
 
] could set up a topic that was cross posted to a usenet newsgroup.
___

That's pretty cool. This Yapp thing, I knew it had some gems.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 8 of 104: Henry  (churchh) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (13:55) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 9 of 104: Caroline   (Carolineevans) * Mon, Jan 27, 1997 (20:33) * 4 lines 
 
Henry, that's the most enigmatic quote ever!
Mixu, yours gave me a terrible pain in the diodes. All down my left side.
Now, who said this:-
The worlds second-best science -fiction writer dedicates this book to the world's second-best science writer.(That's from memory, but you get the gist.)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 10 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Tue, Apr  8, 1997 (14:34) * 2 lines 
 
In an obscure graveyard in the New York City borough of Queens lie the bones of Scott Joplin, dead for more than half a century, hopelessly insane. Hint: it's from a textbook. Sorry, I just couldn't resist, it's one of my favorite lines; something about the thought of those hopelessly insane bones just tickles my fancy (or am I the only strict grammarian?). Plus you can re-word it any old way: In an obscure dance hall in the capitol city of Austin dance the bones of (name here), alone for more than h
lf an evening, hopelessly unattractive.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 11 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (12:28) * 2 lines 
 
And now I will continue to barge in where I'm not really invited and take this in another direction (can you tell I'm on our better computer by the way this wraps iteself around?): I'm stumped and I need some help and worse still, the quote's not even from a book, it's from possibly the Chronicle from the early 80s. The author described following a car up I35 that had its parking lights on (ok my grammar ain't so hot today); she then analogized this to "tooling down the intellectual freeways of life wit
my turn signal on." I just adore that phrase but wish I had the context. Ok, one more then I'll leave you alone (actually, I suspect that I'M the one who's alone here!): again, the chronicle or some such rag, early 80s, and I'm thinking Marion Winik--no quote exactly, just a hilarious article about The Minstrel Show in which women are forced to don tight tap shows and dance dance dance. Thank you and goodnight.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 12 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (12:28) * 1 lines 
 
of course what I meant to say was "tight tap SHOES"!!!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 13 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (21:10) * 1 lines 
 
I've heard of Marion Winik. What else do you know about her?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 14 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (15:04) * 2 lines 
 
Too much: when I first read her stuff in Austin I just thought she was damned funny in exactly the way I'd like to be should my writing career ever come to pass. Now I know that she was married to a drug addict (heroin, I think) who got AIDS but she went ahead and had a kid with him (she or they already had one)--I may be getting some of the facts a little skewed, but that's the basic picture. I was astonished when I read how serious her life has been. Now she's raising the kids alone in Austin as far
as I know; she has a book or two out. I like the way this topic suddenly got linked to Austin--it was a delightful surprise to see it pop up on my list here!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 15 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (15:16) * 2 lines 
 
OK, reality check here--I decided that before feeding you any more half-truths I would take my pal terry's advice (I'd put a smiley face with frowny sarcastic eyebrows here but my computer raps my knuckles every time I get coy) and head on over to Amazon.com for the true scoop and sure enough, about the only thing I got right was that her husband died of AIDS. Actually (as related in her fabulous best-seller First Loves) he was GAY, they fell in love, SHE was the heroin hound, they had 2 kids together, t
eir life was horrifically bumpy, then she assisted him in his suicide. Wow! Really packs a wallop, eh.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 16 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 11, 1997 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
Really, that's some story. Think we can get her talking here?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 17 of 104: aubrey  (aubrey) * Mon, Apr 14, 1997 (08:59) * 1 lines 
 
I'll look her up and see if she has e-mail or a web page or something--have you ever gotten a famous person to chat? other than me, of course (hey! I was on tv as a kid!). I think she'd be extrememly interesting--her writing style is fantastic and funny.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 18 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Apr 14, 1997 (23:26) * 1 lines 
 
Definitely worth a try.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 19 of 104: kay  (kay) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (12:01) * 1 lines 
 
Not sure this is the right place but do you know those car commercials that quote 'somethig wicked this way comes'? it is driving me nuts!! where does it come from?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 20 of 104: Lorie Scafaro  (LorieS) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (12:18) * 3 lines 
 
I'll second that. I thought it was Shakespeare, Kay, but can't figure out which play.

Hope someone out here is brighter than I am and knows the answer.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 21 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (12:27) * 7 lines 
 
it's from "macbeth"...(the 3 witches)...
"by the pricking of my thumb
something wicked this way comes..."

(was also a hell of a good book,
by ray bradbury)



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 22 of 104: kay  (kay) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (17:02) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks. I'll let everyone here know. Shows how well i sometimes pay attention, i've read macbeth, though not for years. Maybe its time to read it again. About the Ray bradbury, just looked on the shelf and there it is. Haf ta read it too. thanks again.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 23 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (09:40) * 1 lines 
 
OK... I got one. Who said "...it's not any tougher in Washington (dc) than it is in Waco."


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 24 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (09:54) * 2 lines 
 
Janet Reno?



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 25 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (09:57) * 2 lines 
 
You got me on the book.



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 26 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (19:30) * 1 lines 
 
Nope... it's a quote of Ann Richards to Molly Ivans (in the book She Can't Say That, Can She) after giving the keynote at the democratic convention.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 27 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (19:37) * 4 lines 
 
Now that you mention it, I remember Ann saying that. I knew it rang
familiar. Molly is cool, I talked to her once about coming on the Spring
but she said she was taking it in "baby steps" on the net. This was a
while ago.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 28 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (22:03) * 1 lines 
 
I say ask her again...this is a very 'user friendly' place. Just give her a psuedonym so she doesn't get bugged all the time.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 29 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  1, 1998 (22:55) * 2 lines 
 
molly on the spring would be extremely cool... my absolute favorite contemporary political writer... not sure a pseudonym could disguise
her wit, however...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 30 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  2, 1998 (00:14) * 9 lines 
 
Molly Ivins, Honkytonk Sweetheart (and friends) will be appearing on
March 21, at the Cactus Cafe on the UT campus. One set only at 11:15 pm.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, kkg@well.com, will be the backup singer with the big
hair - well, one of 'em anyway. This is part of SXSW, so Kathi has no
control over guest list or anything like that, but she thinks locals can
get wristbands that get us into all the sxsw clubs.

I think that we can.



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 31 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Mon, Mar  2, 1998 (06:51) * 1 lines 
 
Oh man! What a time to be stuck in New England! A video tape of this event sent to my home would be greatly appreciated. I'd offer to have the senders child, but we really don't want to go there....


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 32 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (00:06) * 1 lines 
 
Never can tell around here, Gena...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 33 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (12:33) * 5 lines 
 
OK... I have another one.

"I see elegance and beauty in every female athlete. I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace."

...tick, tick, tick....


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 34 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (12:55) * 1 lines 
 
Wilma Rudolph? Jackie Joyner-Kersey? You know it has to be a runner, because no one ever thinks gymnasts, skaters or swimmers are sacrificing femininity for their sport.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 35 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (14:25) * 1 lines 
 
And the winner is.... Autumn! Your 2nd guess kiddo! It was Jackie Joyner-Kersey in a TIME magazine interview, 1988 and used, in part, as the title of her autobiography, A KIND OF GRACE.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 36 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (14:26) * 1 lines 
 
I mean Jackie Joyner-Kersee... shame on moi!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 37 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (14:28) * 1 lines 
 
But Autumn.. I've seen some pretty 'beefy' woman swimmers. Much bigger than runners... not that it isn't attractive.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 38 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (15:25) * 1 lines 
 
Well to tell the truth, after I wrote that the women speed-skaters kind of went thru my mind...they have legs like tree trunks, ya know! I figured it had to be an Olympic sport, because whoever called female wrestlers athletes?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 39 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (23:23) * 3 lines 
 
(and whoever called female golfers women?)
as a species, i find female athletes to be
extremely sexy, however...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 40 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (23:37) * 5 lines 
 
ummm, was referring to lpga golfers... no offense intended to lady
golfers in general... jordan baker was a golfer, after all, and she
was quite attractive (a lousy driver, but attractive)... so please,
no hate mail or anything... on second thought, lpga golfers are great
(real babes), so just forget i said anything at all...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 41 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar  3, 1998 (23:58) * 1 lines 
 
Sure thing, Nick...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 42 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Wed, Mar  4, 1998 (10:48) * 2 lines 
 
Please tell me you weren't making a homophobic type comment... unacceptable under any circumstance. LPGA golfers are no more or no less attractive than their male counterparts in the PGA.



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 43 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Mar  4, 1998 (23:28) * 8 lines 
 
no no no no no...
NO!
that is not what i meant... actually, an image of jan stephenson popped
into my head (and i don't know nor do i care to know her sexual orientation)
and i typed it and i was sorry (almost) the instant i did... it was mean
and i shouldn't have said it... and lpga golfers undeniably wear less
polyester than their male counterparts do (god bless 'em all)... am shutting
up now...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 44 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (01:42) * 1 lines 
 
Jordan Baker was a cheater. Her unsportsman-like conduct renders her very unattractive.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 45 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (01:52) * 4 lines 
 
yes... she was a cheater...
(but i've known a jordan baker or two... and found
each incarnation fascinating... and desireable, in
their fashion)...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 46 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (02:06) * 1 lines 
 
What are you doing up so late?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 47 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (02:17) * 2 lines 
 
i'm always up this late...
(what about you? it's 3 am there, isn't it?)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 48 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (02:30) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah. Can't sleep--bad migraine. I'm gonna pay for this tomorrow....


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 49 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (02:37) * 4 lines 
 
sorry to hear that... i rarely get headaches (though
i've been known to cause a few)... s'posed to be working,
actually... but i'm more playing hookey, here...
(though i am working, sort of... in between)...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 50 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (02:43) * 1 lines 
 
Guess you're a day sleeper. Never noticed that you usually post at night! What do you do?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 51 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (03:11) * 5 lines 
 
I just woke up, but I went to bed around 9 am tonight. And I'll jump
back in the sack for another few hours sleep in about ten minutes. I
guess this is the opposite of a "nap"; what's the opposite of a nap (a
few minutes of wakefulness)?



 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 52 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (03:32) * 11 lines 
 
no, i'm not a daysleeper... have to be up by 8 or 9 every morning
(just don't sleep very much)... i own a couple of restaurants...
i usually post when i'm writing... helps keep me fresh, because i
write sorta in flourishes, and each "flourish" ultimately runs into
a wall (if that makes any sense whatsoever)...

never thought about it just like that, terry, but you're right... it
is sorta the opposite of a nap... i do that, too... can rarely sleep
more than 3 or 4 hours at a stretch... (though i'd better try and sleep
soon... have to put in a 12 hour day at the joints tomorrow... or, um,
today i mean)...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 53 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (06:59) * 1 lines 
 
Nick, Autumn... you two need some sleep! Nick; not to worry about the LPGA jibe. Autumn; do you take anything for the migraines? I use Midrin for the real bangers. Terry; I know...topic drift.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 54 of 104: gena  (zx6rider) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (07:00) * 1 lines 
 
Nick, where are you and what is the name of your 'joints'?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 55 of 104: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (17:39) * 1 lines 
 
nick! how did that headache-generating situation at the home front turn out? Is everyone one big happy family now?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 56 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Mar  5, 1998 (23:30) * 11 lines 
 
gena- i live in lampasas (pr. lay-uhm-PASS-us)... sure you've
heard of it, being that we are the HEART OF THE COW COUNTRY, you
know (not meaning to brag, of course)... my joints are about 40
miles away (yes, i actually commute to this paradisus bovinus),
in the area of fort hood...
stacey- you are referring to my ex-wife's current address (my spare
bedroom)? situation is status quo, though she promises to be out
by the beginning of summer... doesn't really bug me that much (i
barely notice she's around) though my girlfriend, daughter, and mom
still take the notion rather hard...
(um, what about you? are you okay?)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 57 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Mar  6, 1998 (00:59) * 2 lines 
 
So would that be Nolanville, Harker Heights, Killeen, Copperas
Cove, Gatesville, Belton, or the smaller, lesser known cities?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 58 of 104: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Mar  6, 1998 (09:19) * 2 lines 
 
nick, i think it takes a certain type of person to allow that situation to work. Kudos to you!
(feeling better now that two of us on working on issues instead of just one. long way to go, i'm practicing my patience virtue and really involving myself with triathlon training and work. *smile*)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 59 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Mar  6, 1998 (15:53) * 5 lines 
 
I agree with stacey, nick, you're a bigger person than I would probably be.

Gena, midrin doesn't do a thing for me. I am caffeine-free, and when a bad migraine strikes, I treat it with a strong cup of coffee. The caffeine immediately works to constrict my blood vessels.

A quote: "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 60 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (03:09) * 10 lines 
 
"vanity of vanities... all is vanity", saith the
preacher (and my mother)...
stacey and autumn- thanks for the words... however,
my motives are not entirely unselfish (good to have
someone to wash the dishes on a regular basis)... and
being that i was such a lousy husband- really (REALLY)
lousy- seems like the least i can do... (pitifully
small recompense)...
wer- lesser known than nolanville? (you MUST know the area
well)... restaurants are in killeen...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 61 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (12:00) * 3 lines 
 
Oh, sure, I didn't mention Pidcoke,
Topsy, Flat, Mound, Ft. Gates, Whitehall,
South Mountain, or Morgan's Point...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 62 of 104: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (16:43) * 1 lines 
 
hi guys!!


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 Response 63 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (00:14) * 3 lines 
 
damn, wer... i've lived here for 6 years, and never heard
of some of those places... how did you accrue such familiarity
with this terrain?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 64 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (00:19) * 4 lines 
 
Daddy worked for D.O.D. on South Fort, and I
grew up in Gatesville...First place we "lived"
in Texas was the Cowhouse Hotel(Motel?) in
Killeen, checked in on 26 June 1975...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 65 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (00:30) * 6 lines 
 
wow... gatesville's pretty cool... do you know that
grant guy, owns a restaurant on the main drag, near
the high school? nearly did a deal with him, few
years back...
the "cowhouse" is on gray street, right? been there
recently?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 66 of 104: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (08:26) * 1 lines 
 
the cowhouse? man, yous guys are in the kuntry!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 67 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (09:39) * 2 lines 
 
Yep, know the place, not the guy though...
Haven't been to Killeen in a while, no...


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 Response 68 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (10:38) * 1 lines 
 
South Fort? Isn't that where JR lives? "do...do do...do do do do do do..."


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 69 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (22:42) * 7 lines 
 
wer- not missing anything (by not knowing the guy,
i mean)... the cowhouse changed ownership a few years
back, and last i knew was renting rooms by the hour...
(uhhh, which i've been TOLD, of course... having no
first hand knowledge of such matters)...

autumn- (sigh)...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 70 of 104: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (22:43) * 1 lines 
 
still can't get over that name, cowhouse....


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 71 of 104: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (22:48) * 3 lines 
 
(if you ever caught a glimpse of killeen's
typical working girl, you'd know how apropos
that name has become)...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 72 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (23:14) * 2 lines 
 
Amen, Nick...
that's what kinda place it looked like last time I saw it, too...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 73 of 104: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Mar 11, 1998 (18:50) * 1 lines 
 
okay


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 74 of 104: Liz Metcalfe  (lizard) * Thu, Apr 30, 1998 (17:24) * 9 lines 
 
Here's a leap back to Response 27 of 73, about quote "...it's not any
tougher in Washington (dc) than it is in Waco."

Found this conference while typin ing "Molly Ivans" to demonstrate to someone how a search engine works. Emailed Terry and was invited to join the conference.
Proof: Molly may not be on Spring, but she's certainly on the Web. This conference's mention of her name was one of 39 hits I got from Alta Vista through Yahoo! Canada. Most of the hits were people quoting her. Since I've moved to Canada, I don't get to see Molly's work much these days; have to wait for the books. Do wish whoever is handling Molly's copy would post her most recent stuff on a Web site. Transplanted Texans everywhere would rejoice.
Regards,
A former Temple-ite (Templetonian?) (Temple's not far from Waco, for those of you not familiar with central Texas)




 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 75 of 104: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 30, 1998 (19:52) * 7 lines 
 
I call her from time to time but I haven't got her interested enough to
check in here, there are other things competing for her attention!

I would like to post more of her stuff here though. Hope you keep
checking in with us!




 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 76 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (23:56) * 3 lines 
 
"Had he seen something making me stand out
like a sex-crazed cockroach making it with
a pecan in a can of mixed nuts?"


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 77 of 104: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (21:48) * 2 lines 
 
i give up...
who?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 78 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (23:19) * 1 lines 
 
maybe I don't wanna tell 'till somebody guesses...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 79 of 104: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (00:20) * 2 lines 
 
well...
la DE da!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 80 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (01:03) * 1 lines 
 
hehe...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 81 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (13:14) * 2 lines 
 
Okay, it was Philip Jose Farmer in the short story,
"Nobody's Perfect" in the Ultimate Dracula


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 82 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (22:36) * 1 lines 
 
it was on the tip of my tongue...


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 83 of 104: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:23) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, I bet...*laugh*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 84 of 104: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (22:59) * 1 lines 
 
*wink*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 85 of 104: Alexander  (aschuth) * Tue, Jan 11, 2000 (17:16) * 3 lines 
 
I loved Farmer's writing years ago - got a bit away from that line in reading, but always loved the Riverworld books, especially the Samuel Clement and Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac characters, as both have been longstanding literary heroes of mine.

Have you ever read any of the Riverworld books?


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 86 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 11, 2000 (19:59) * 1 lines 
 
Sheesh...the only Farmer I read with any frequency is Fannie and this is the wrong conference to quote her...*sigh*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 87 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (15:17) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 88 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (16:57) * 1 lines 
 
...how's THAT for a mystery quote?! *giggle*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 89 of 104: Ann  (Ann) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (18:03) * 1 lines 
 
was it by the Invisible Man? Claude Raines, where are you???


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 90 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (19:05) * 1 lines 
 
You guessed! Pass the torch to Ann for excellent deductive logic!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 91 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (19:10) * 1 lines 
 
Actually it was more prosaic than that. I had two browser windows open at the same time, and I posted a boxing article for Terry in this one by mistake...so I scribbled it!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 92 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (12:48) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 93 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (21:13) * 1 lines 
 
I promise not to post anymore when I am burnt out and having problems...sorry!


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 94 of 104: Autumn   (autumn) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (13:58) * 1 lines 
 
That's all I ever am, Marcia! Does that mean I can't post anymore, either? :-)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 95 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (16:55) * 1 lines 
 
Don't even think of not posting...we need you! And, if we don't hear from you we worry about your being alright. If you'll forgive my occasional (I hope they will become that way again) goof-ups, I'll not notice yours *hugs*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 96 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (12:41) * 1 lines 
 
The 'Remember' Buttons are Splendid to see...And you may rest assured that I am and will. (Where is that French I quoted last time...?!)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 97 of 104: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (08:20) * 1 lines 
 
Autumn, you're flirting with the unthinkable. Marci you too. Please share your feelings especially when you are burnt out and having problems. Folks care.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 98 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (12:11) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Terry...I could not stay away even if I wanted to. There is definitely an irresistable pull in this direction for my head and heart. I shall share. I really appreciate your concern...and, btw, it works both ways, you know! *Hugs*


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 99 of 104: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (18:01) * 1 lines 
 
Yep, both ways.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 100 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (18:23) * 1 lines 
 
Spring is working so great today. I am all delight and warm fuzziness (hugging my monitor because it is as close to Spring as I can get)


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 101 of 104: Autumn   (autumn) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (15:24) * 1 lines 
 
Such kind words! My father-in-law passed away Feb. 1, and things have been in a tempest ever since...I'm sure you can relate, Terry. But hopefully all will calm down soon.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 102 of 104: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (15:53) * 1 lines 
 
Autumn, I am so sorry! We did not know! Much sympathy beaming to your from Hawaii.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 103 of 104: Alexander  (aschuth) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (16:29) * 1 lines 
 
Autumn, best wishes.


 Topic 11 of 64 [austin]: The mystery quote - who said that in what book?
 Response 104 of 104: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (17:39) * 1 lines 
 
Really sorry to hear that Autumn, I certainly can relate to what you're going through right now.

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