"I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against incredible odds."
KatyBr wrote:I KNEW I WAS FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE HERE, LARRY I'VE NEVER OBJECTED TO YOUR POTTY HUMOR OR LOCKER ROOM POSTINGS, mostly because I knew you good ol boys have to raunch out everyso often to prove to yourself they are still there.
But you are crossing the line.
--Grig, The Last Starfighter
So now I've taken up Ekkis' mantle . . .
Perhaps I should toy
with the idea of changing my logon name to matella
. . .
And I'm not from the Midwest, I live now in the NorthEast, and I'm From the West Coast,
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now . . . "
-Simon and Garfunkel
For those foreign members not familiar with US geography:
Midwest or Middle West, region of the United States centered on the western Great Lakes and the upper-middle Mississippi valley. It is a somewhat imprecise term that has been applied to the northern section of the land between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mts. More often it is restricted to the Old Northwest Territory and the neighboring states to the southern border of Missouri, E of the Great Plains. It thus includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area has some of the richest farming land in the world and is known for its corn and cattle. The extended area also includes great wheat fields, particularly W of the Missouri River. The heavily industrialized parts of the Midwest known as the Rust Belt have declined in recent decades. The chief cities are Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis–St. Paul. In popular tradition the Midwest is conservative, isolationist, Protestant, and “American.” Actually it has a variety of political, economic, and religious opinion as well as a mixture of peoples and ethnicities.
Northeast A region of the northeast United States, generally including the New England states, New York, and sometimes Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In college I had an Italian-American friend from East Boston , who would sometimes exclaim "New England States!" to others when he was angry, although he used his own "Easta-Bost" accent: "Uppa U S!"
, I didn't realize Timbuktu
was in the Northeast US. I thought it was in the Southwest: Southwest Sahara Desert, that is, in Mali.
Its geographical setting made it a natural meeting point for settled African populations and nomadic Berber and Arab peoples. Its long history as a trading outpost that linked Africa below the Sahara Desert with Berber and Islamic traders throughout north Africa, and thereby indirectly with traders from Europe, has given it a fabled status, and in the West it is considered a metaphor for exotic, distant lands. Timbuktu's most long-lasting contribution to Islamic and world civilization is scholarship. By at least the fourteenth century, important books were written and copied in Timbuktu, establishing the city as the center of a significant written tradition in Africa.
talk about ad hominim, Larry shame on you.
This will mark the long slow slide into just another raunchy mg, so be it.
I suppose an attack on Katy should really be considered an ad feminam
attack, but it is really not meant as an attack at all.