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Re: Procrustean

Postby sluggo » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:07 pm

Bailey wrote:
sluggo wrote:
Palewriter wrote:Procrustean (adj)
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Origin: In Greek mythology, the character Procrustes was an innkeeper who invited folks to sleep in his on-size-fits-all bed. Once in said bed, however, guests who were too large would be trimmed (heads, feet cut off, etc); those who were too small would be stretched on a rack until they fit. Procrustes was killed by Theseus.

-- PW


Ah, here be the inspiration for Motel Hell.

So considering the definition, I would like to be The Anticrust, please :o

but procrusty was the author of the bed games not the recipient, I'd rather be the author, but then I suffer from a gentleness of disposition, usually, so it'd be hard to maintain, I think.

mark stayin'-away-from-bates Bailey


No connection intended between the Motel and the Anticrust (indeed I mulled some kind of separator).

Procrustes IMHO seems unworthy of his name; had he spent more time amid the chaos of this board he would have instead served his guests Chicago-style Greek pizza.
btw I understand that before innkeeping he was in business with a tailor named Euripides Pants and for a brief time there was much hemming and hawing... :?
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Re: Procrustean

Postby Bailey » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:15 pm

sluggo wrote:, a tailor named Euripides Pants... :?

Eupidides Pants and his half-sister Brekka Yernos

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Re: Procrustean

Postby Huny » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:29 pm

Bailey wrote:
sluggo wrote:, a tailor named Euripides Pants... :?

Eupidides Pants and his half-sister Brekka Yernos

mark


Is he related to the Italian Shuduppa U. Face, who attended the ancient college Watsa Matta U. ?
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:34 pm

Forgeddaboudit

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Postby Huny » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:00 pm

Bailey wrote:Forgeddaboudit

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Hey, don't go away mad, just go away... :wink:
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:49 pm

naw, nothing like that, just the next thing to say.

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Postby Perry » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:28 am

Sluggo, love the new avatar.
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