In no particular order, here are my responses to the treasured replys by my beloved posters:
Smoke; get your ass in gear and e-mail me: there are only about a dozen KN shirts left, XXL and XXXL only. I have already recieved four or five orders since posting on KFC about the lack of previous support for KN.
Joe; your talent for excellent advice seems to be in temporary abeyance."Differently contributing?" There is only room for one comic on this post, turkey.
BTW; off topic, can we get a dictionary/spell check in here? I am getting a hernia from looking up words like abeyance; having caught DC in a rare spelling error, I am looking up every fifth word!!
Bald1; I love you like a brother; truly, your gift of the language is the equal, at the least, to my own. However, you missed your calling; you should have been a politician. I have read your post three times trying to figure out just exactly what you said. But, it sure is interesting!! PS; my best to your son, Erich Allmen, corpsman USN, assigned to USMC, soon to be deployed somewhere outside the USA.
I talked to Erich last nite, and he is a truly fine young man. I was wonderfully reassured that there are 'a few good men' left. I believe he will end up a doctor. FYI, the USN corpsman have the distinction of being the most highly decorated unit in the Armed Forces. That is what happens when you practice medicine, unarmed, on a battle field. He has my deepest respect and admiration.
David; the fact that I feel the term perjorative is ipso facto evidence that other newbies do as well. If that is not enough for you, (groan as picks up Oxford Unabridged), here is the definition:
lurk: 1) to lie hidden, ready to spring out, attack, etc. ; to lie in wait. 2)to lie concealed or unperceived; as, no selfish motive lurks in his heart. 3)to move furtively; to keep out of sight. This is certainly a word with a sinister connotation.
Rob Simonich; you swine. You just want us to fight, because YOU SELL BOTH OF US THE WEAPONS. PS, about that sword order for DC......
Fulcrum; welcome to the debate. Nope, you didn't have me going. Not since I caught you on a rare slip calling the Mig-27 the FULCRUM. We are buddies.
Mike Turber: WHO needs to gets his meds adjusted? Besides, until you top your wife's offer, no more Viagra, 'tripod.'
Brian; excellent suggestion about the 'point/counterpoint!' I actually considered it for about 5 min. Until I remembered how Dan Ackroyd started out his rebuttal:'Jane, you tedious ****!' I think it would be a very SHORT program.
However, I do appreciate those of you who are assisting my discussion with DC. There has been e-mail back and forth between us about this post. May I say that no selfish motive lurks in my heart. I just want Veto as a playmate and younger brother for my son Andrew, age 7. As far as a status report; I think I have her just where I want her. She e-mailed me "I've won!" after bald1's post. She wonder why I called her 'Kate,' even after I specifically referred to 'The Taming of the Shrew' in the recent past. Heh, Heh.
Seriously, thanks to all of you for your input and valuable comments. You are great people. Walt