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Anonymous
August 21, 2005 11:37:58 PM

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Set-Up: I have the Leadership feat. DM's house rule is he gets to pick
what cohorts and followers I get, and how soon. Anyway, one of my
followers is a monk, named William, recently multi-classed to paladin.
In addition, for our party's purposes, we befriend a very powerful mage
with a ship who's helping us in our goals because of mutual
self-interest.

What Happened: The ship was attacked by bad guys. One of them casts a
spell called Soul Shatter, from Relics & Rituals, killing the mage and
separating his soul into eight parts, one of them going into William.
In order to resurrect the mage, all eight shards have to be together.

Trying to find the soul shards as well continue our mission, we do our
thing in meeting people, forming alliances, and so forth. One ally
gives us a weasel which has another soul shard.

We need to leave the ship for awhile. William stays on board. In our
travels we find another soul shard in an assassin vine. With the aid
of an archmage we later befriend, all but one of the other shards are
found.

The punchline: The last shard is discovered to be inside an Oracle who
cannot leave his domicile It is necessary to teleport the weasel and
William to us. We contact the ship through a Rary's Telepathic Bond we
had set up. There is a delay in transporting because William has to
catch the weasel who got loose ....

The monk is chasing the weasel!

Gerald Katz

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Anonymous
August 22, 2005 2:01:15 AM

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Oh that is so lame.

I thought it would be because of the eight peices, some would
necessarily be evil, and thus you would not be allowed to associate
with them without losing your powers.
August 22, 2005 3:47:05 PM

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> The punchline: [snip]

I followed that whole story for that???

Spinner
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 2:10:07 AM

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Hey, if I had to suffer this, so does everyone else. :p 

Gerald Katz
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 8:06:42 AM

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"Hadsil" <forumite@netzero.com> wrote in message
news:1124773807.360970.237520@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hey, if I had to suffer this, so does everyone else. :p 
>
> Gerald Katz
>

STILL! a groaner if nothing else.... that said: *GROAN*
"Spank the DM that sneaks a childrens' song into the game as a punchline"

-==-
Jerry Chesko
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 10:12:27 AM

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Hadsil <forumite@netzero.com> wrote:
> The monk is chasing the weasel!

Silly, for best comedic effect, that should be, "The monk, he chased the
weasel." (I didn't get the joke at first, with the unusual phrasing.)
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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 5:07:23 AM

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Jasin Zujovic wrote:
> In article <slrndgo3ub.lu6.bradd+news@szonye.com>, bradd+news@szonye.com
> says...
>
> > > The monk is chasing the weasel!
> >
> > Silly, for best comedic effect, that should be, "The monk, he chased the
> > weasel." (I didn't get the joke at first, with the unusual phrasing.)
>
> I don't get the joke. Is this some Enlish(-speaking) nursery rhyme, or
> what?

Yep.

http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/p024.html

Laszlo
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 1:45:18 PM

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In article <slrndgo3ub.lu6.bradd+news@szonye.com>, bradd+news@szonye.com
says...

> > The monk is chasing the weasel!
>
> Silly, for best comedic effect, that should be, "The monk, he chased the
> weasel." (I didn't get the joke at first, with the unusual phrasing.)

I don't get the joke. Is this some Enlish(-speaking) nursery rhyme, or
what?


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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 1:45:19 PM

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Jasin Zujovic <jzujovic@inet.hr> wrote:
> In article <slrndgo3ub.lu6.bradd+news@szonye.com>, bradd+news@szonye.com
> says...
>
>> > The monk is chasing the weasel!
>>
>> Silly, for best comedic effect, that should be, "The monk, he chased the
>> weasel." (I didn't get the joke at first, with the unusual phrasing.)
>
> I don't get the joke. Is this some Enlish(-speaking) nursery rhyme, or
> what?

yes, "Pop Goes the Weasel"

"Round and round the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel..."


Keith
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Keith Davies "Trying to sway him from his current kook-
keith.davies@kjdavies.org rant with facts is like trying to create
keith.davies@gmail.com a vacuum in a room by pushing the air
http://www.kjdavies.org/ out with your hands." -- Matt Frisch
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 1:50:28 AM

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Keith Davies <keith.davies@kjdavies.org> wrote:
>Jasin Zujovic <jzujovic@inet.hr> wrote:
>> In article <slrndgo3ub.lu6.bradd+news@szonye.com>, bradd+news@szonye.com
>> says...
>>
>>> > The monk is chasing the weasel!
>>>
>>> Silly, for best comedic effect, that should be, "The monk, he chased the
>>> weasel." (I didn't get the joke at first, with the unusual phrasing.)
>>
>> I don't get the joke. Is this some Enlish(-speaking) nursery rhyme, or
>> what?
>
>yes, "Pop Goes the Weasel"
>
> "Round and round the mulberry bush
> The monkey chased the weasel..."

Umm, I think you have two nursery rhymes mixed up?

"All around the cobbler's bench
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun --
'Pop!' goes the weasel."

versus

"Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning."


(after some Google searching)

It appears that you're not the one who's confused -- somebody in
the mists of history was, I guess. There is indeed a version with
mulberry bush, but... enh. It seems likely that some parent got
them mixed up, and then passed it down that way.

Donald (father of a 17-month-old)
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 6:03:19 AM

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Between saving the world and having a spot of tea Donald Tsang said

> It appears that you're not the one who's confused -- somebody in
> the mists of history was, I guess. There is indeed a version with
> mulberry bush, but... enh. It seems likely that some parent got
> them mixed up, and then passed it down that way.
>
> Donald (father of a 17-month-old)

Don't make me start ranting about what Americans, aka Barny and other TV
shows, do to nursery rhymes.
August 29, 2005 11:14:09 PM

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On 29 Aug 2005 02:03:19 GMT, Robert Singers
<rsingers@finger.hotmail.com> dared speak in front of ME:

>Between saving the world and having a spot of tea Donald Tsang said
>
>> It appears that you're not the one who's confused -- somebody in
>> the mists of history was, I guess. There is indeed a version with
>> mulberry bush, but... enh. It seems likely that some parent got
>> them mixed up, and then passed it down that way.
>>
>> Donald (father of a 17-month-old)
>
>Don't make me start ranting about what Americans, aka Barny and other TV
>shows, do to nursery rhymes.

I note that the alt.barney.dinosaur.die (and .die.die and
..die.die.die) are still around...
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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 6:49:42 AM

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Kaos <kaos@invalid.xplornet.com> wrote:
> On 29 Aug 2005 02:03:19 GMT, Robert Singers
><rsingers@finger.hotmail.com> dared speak in front of ME:
>
>>Between saving the world and having a spot of tea Donald Tsang said
>>
>>> It appears that you're not the one who's confused -- somebody in
>>> the mists of history was, I guess. There is indeed a version with
>>> mulberry bush, but... enh. It seems likely that some parent got
>>> them mixed up, and then passed it down that way.
>>>
>>> Donald (father of a 17-month-old)
>>
>>Don't make me start ranting about what Americans, aka Barny and other TV
>>shows, do to nursery rhymes.
>
> I note that the alt.barney.dinosaur.die (and .die.die and
> .die.die.die) are still around...

The 'true name' of the group is the '.die.die.die' version -- tripled
verb to increase intensity. The way newsgroups are set up, though (and
IIRC) there has to be a 'shorter' version of the same name. That is,
for '.die.die.die' to exist, you need '.die.die', which needs '.die'.

Consider (IIRC) alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork


Keith
--
Keith Davies "Trying to sway him from his current kook-
keith.davies@kjdavies.org rant with facts is like trying to create
keith.davies@gmail.com a vacuum in a room by pushing the air
http://www.kjdavies.org/ out with your hands." -- Matt Frisch
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 6:49:43 AM

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On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 02:49:42 +0000, Keith Davies wrote:

> Kaos <kaos@invalid.xplornet.com> wrote:
>> I note that the alt.barney.dinosaur.die (and .die.die and
>> .die.die.die) are still around...
>
> The 'true name' of the group is the '.die.die.die' version -- tripled
> verb to increase intensity. The way newsgroups are set up, though (and
> IIRC) there has to be a 'shorter' version of the same name. That is,
> for '.die.die.die' to exist, you need '.die.die', which needs '.die'.

That the directory {newsspool}/alt/barney/dinosaur/die existed, did not
mean that the group alt.barney.dinosaur.die was a real group by the time
abdddd came around. Under current systems, you don't even get the
directory tree that the old news servers used for a spool.

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