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taverner
Member posted 07-03-2001 06:54 PM
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To post, or not to post: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler on the board to suffer
The slings and arrows of opposing viewpoints,
Or to throw harsh words against a sea of quibbles,
And by opposing inflame them? To post: to share;
No more; and by sharing to say we end
The misinformation and the thousand religious differences
That spirit is heir to, 'tis a fallacy
Oft devoutly wished. To post, to share;
To share; perchance to offend: ay, there's the rub;
For in that cry of oppresion what flames may come
When we have bridled at another's words,
Must give us pause: there's the aspect
That gives discord so long a life;
For who would bear the words of mirth and scorn,
The might-be-oppressor, the proud soul's query,
The pangs of disputed faith, the censor's delay,
The insolence of self worth and the spurns
That gentle disregard for the Truth takes,
When he himself might his quarrel make
With smiley faces? who would goodwill bear,
To seek kind intent in a mayhaps ill-spoken phrase,
But the dread of something beyond the Mothering community,
The place called USENET in whose flame-wars
No sane discourse survives, soothes the sudden rage
And makes us rather bear those ills we have read
Than to fly at others for reasons they may know not of?
Thus conscience does make diplomats of us all;
And thus the native hue of umbrage
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thoughtfullness,
And enterprises of great wrath and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of "flame".--Soft you now!
The fair Becca! Moderator, and 'neath thy Stomping Boots(tm)
Be all our posts remember'd.

(Hmmm. Maybe I should call it "Spamlet"...)



moondancer
Member posted 07-03-2001 09:48 PM
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BRAVO thou tavener on thy merry repartee!


madison
Member posted 07-03-2001 10:12 PM
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That was GREAT!!!


tasha
Member posted 07-03-2001 11:06 PM
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Oh! How you have played apon my heart-strings!
Tasha


Michellecat
Member posted 07-03-2001 11:18 PM
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Love it!!!! What a talent!
Michelle



Daughter
Member posted 07-04-2001 12:04 AM
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That was Great! greatgreatgreat... maybe you should call it Piglet, instead...(from whence cometh Ham...)
how i wish i had that kind of time on my hands...

The best I can do is, "Out, out, damned spot!"

...but that's not our dog's name.

[This message has been edited by Daughter (edited 07-04-2001).]



Becca
Moderator posted 07-04-2001 06:12 AM
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Thanks hon


driad
Member posted 07-04-2001 06:40 AM
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Brilliant!
Non Serviam


merebear
Member posted 07-04-2001 07:11 AM
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I agree whole-heartedly with Driad... brilliant!!
I'm not even going to try to come up with a clever comeback to Taverners's great talent. But he proves how true the keyboard is mightier than the sword.

How long did it take to tweak the Bard like that?

[This message has been edited by merebear (edited 07-04-2001).]



veganmom
Member posted 07-04-2001 07:39 AM
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psst... merebear, taverner is a he; he's Becca's dh.


mom2godzillas
Member posted 07-04-2001 09:50 AM
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Love it, Taverner!


daisymae
Member posted 07-04-2001 10:25 AM
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Fantastic!


mollysmom02718
unregistered posted 07-04-2001 10:46 AM
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awesome!


merebear
Member posted 07-04-2001 04:44 PM
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Thanks, Veganmom!
When will I learn not to make assumptions?



frolix
Member posted 07-04-2001 10:46 PM
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Your words are sweet as your voice and as sharp as your wit, Taverner. Thank you for treating us so magnificently!


foreasylife
Member posted 07-05-2001 07:18 AM
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...."Thus conscience does make diplomats of us all;"



Little J's Mom
Member posted 07-05-2001 08:49 AM
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Well put!
What talent.
Best Wishes



happymama
Member posted 07-05-2001 12:16 PM
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Ahhhh, 'twas delight and merriment to my mind and soul to partake of this bard's song.
Oh Ye Great Taverner, may we request another? (When you have time, of course. )




taverner
Member posted 07-05-2001 06:10 PM
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Wow! What great feedback! I'm glad you liked it; with all that has been going on here of late, I couldn't get the phrase "To post or not to post" out of my mind. So I dug out Hamlet and read the speech again. I thought that, with a little tweaking, it could be quite relevant.
So I tweaked...

Another? Well, I did have a lot of fun with this one but who can force inspiration? Maybe sometime later on if the mood strikes. Anyone else want to take a swing at it? We could have "Willy-the-Shake" spinning in his grave fast enough to generate electricity!

BB,

Taverner



dragonmama
Member posted 07-06-2001 08:18 AM
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I have to agree with everyone, and you too, taverner, I too have a bit o trouble with the "to post or not to post" dilema.
What has happened to our community?
blessings

[This message has been edited by dragonmama (edited 07-06-2001).]



shine
Member posted 07-06-2001 10:09 AM
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you rock, baby!


utahmomma
Member posted 07-07-2001 11:46 PM
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BRAVO!
Taverner, you are a talented genious!
I wish you more than what this board's 15 minutes of fame has given you!


Ginger in the woods
Member posted 07-09-2001 08:46 PM
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Wow. Lofty, thine intentions! Might thee perchance delve a bit into Renaissance?
Ye may be missing thy calling! ~G

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