Re: [hr100] course change?
- Aw, hell, Bob... it's just a "joke"!!!
[Explanation follows, but, as with every joke, once you've
explained it, you've killed the humor. Let that serve as a
*CAUTION* and *WARNING*. If you do not wish to subject
yourself to such unreasonable, long-winded explanation, stop
reading now. :-]
----- Original Message -----
From: robert boeder <boedr@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [hr100] course change?
> What the hell is this all about?
> At 09:39 PM 3/7/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >Here ?hear? ! Sonny boy;
Here Ginny is assuming a motherly role. She actually is a
mother, of course, but not mine. Even though, of course, if
I were a slightly younger man and genetic engineering had
progressed (there's that term again) to the point where it
could be retroactive, I would certainly fix my genes to
align with hers so as to be biologically possible to be her
son. And then, dammit, watch out! My ultra finishes would
> >You is certainly coming of age !
Here Ginny is referring to my own biological nativity. It
is usually celebrated, if not on December 25th, then
certainly March 2.
> > But I just don't get it, you are suddenly
> >older than your dear old Ma. How does that work ?
Here she is indirectly referring to the biological fact that
she and I were actually born in the very same year. We may
not, at this point, wish to divulge which year that actually
was. We'd like you to believe, however, that it might
possibly have been 1975 or shortly thereafter.
The "being older than her" refers to our birth months. Mine
is March and hers is June (I think). Thus, in March of '75
I burst first upon the grand scene of Post-Vietnam-War
Enlightenment, and she followed a scant three months later.
The world has been a better place ever since.
> > Will I be able to catch
> > back up in June ?
Ah, yes. I believe now her birth month is June. And the
answer to her inquiry is an obvious "yes." This is due to
modern enlightened accountable society's penchant for
rounding. In my case, society rounds up, and in her case
rounds down. Thus, in June, we shall both be 26 years old.
> > Will you wait for me ?
Again, obviously, "yes" is the answer.
> > If I send a letter to a politico ?
Here Ginny is making a "bribe." She is offering to heed the
call of myself and others to begin a massive letter-writing
campaign to various and sundry pseudo-political entities in
Colorado, and Congress, to try like crazy either to exempt
or grandfather the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run from this
dubiously proposed "Wilderness Study Area" that certain
pseudo-politico caucuses are proposing to ram down our
throats. Or, perhaps the cumulative effect of our
epistolary efforts will result in those cig-smoking fat cats
pretty much leaving us and the beautiful San Juan Mountain
> >I am one of the great procrastinators, but I promise i'll
Here Ginny is reaffirming her good intentions and steeling
her resolve to undertake a truly Herculean effort on her
part, and write a little letter. But, of course, she'll do
(C'mon, Ginny, smile! :-)
> > will I see you at Zane Grey?
Here she is alluding to the upcoming Zane Grey Highline
50-mile ultramarathon to be run somewhere in the remote
canyon wilderness areas of Arizona, obviously already
successfully grandfathered from any newly-appointed
pseudo-politicos and their zealous efforts to prevent
organized fee-collecting events from ever happening again in
their wild canyons.
> > Do you remember your ol' ma ?
Here again, Ginny is alluding to "our little joke." Which,
by now, WE HOPE YOU ALL "GET"!!!!!!!
Your badass black sheep of this particular family,
TheTroubleMaker @ politicalnightmare-dot-com
- Rich, You're killing me.* I need to stop laughing and get back to work. See
you at ZG! /TC
*WARNING. This is a joke. My actual risk of death from reading your post is