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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:03 pm


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Post  woo on Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:47 am

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:04 am

blue moon wrote:Sadly woo it's not available in this country ...^...

Is this one blocked?


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Post  blue moon on Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:34 pm

Thank you pinz. I enjoyed the reading and the visual. Always liked that poem.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:19 pm

Wiki says that there was another Ozymandias written by one Horace Smith, who was in competition with Shelley.

Shelley won, I reckon:

Smith's Ozymandias



In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,

Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws

The only shadow that the Desert knows:—

"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,

"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows

"The wonders of my hand."— The City's gone,—

Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose

The site of this forgotten Babylon.



We wonder,—and some Hunter may express

Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness

Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,

He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess

What powerful but unrecorded race

Once dwelt in that annihilated place.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:11 pm


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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:52 pm

GOOD ADVICE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME 



behind the pain
someone is rejoicing

behind the torture
there is love

who's going to buy
this bullshit

if you don't become the ocean
you'll be seasick
every day

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:18 am

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Who is the author?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:54 pm

I heard he received a letter that morning: "Everybody knows? I'm someone and I didn't know" and he said "shit, this is torturing"

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:55 am

But behind the torture there was love?

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:49 am

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So you think you can make prisoners divulge secrets by torturing them with lameness?

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:09 am

Now put on your thinking cap and concentrate: the letter to Leonard Cohen said "Everybody knows? I'm someone and I didn't know." -- that's what I call lame.

So, if you offer your services as a torturer to DoD, am I wrong to conclude that you are offering to replicate the lameness of the letter to Leonard? Rolling Eyes

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Post  brown eyed bob on Wed May 20, 2015 12:12 pm

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John Donne

79. To CHRIST

WILT thou forgive that sinn, where I begunn,
Which is my sinn, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive those sinns through which I runn
And doe run still, though still I doe deplore?
When thou has done, thou hast not done, 5
For, I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sinn, by which I'have wonne
Others to sinn, and made my sinn their dore?
Wilt thou forgive that sinn which I did shunne
A yeare or twoe, but wallowed in a score? 10
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

I have a sinn of feare that when I have spunn
My last thred, I shall perish on the shore;
Sweare by thy self that at my Death, thy Sonne 15
Shall shine as he shines nowe, & heretofore;
And having done that, thou hast done,
I feare noe more.

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Post  blue moon on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:19 pm

I wish I understood your language Yak but I don't. 

It's nearly as diappointing as my failure to satisfy my sweet tooth. I'm on a trawler delivery to Port Moresby. We are off the Mitchell River and have a fleeting moment of weak internet reception. I'm on watch till midnight and crave sugar. I ratted  through the freezer on here. Last cook left container of designer ice cream. Was elated. Popped top. Was used to store apple sauce. Devastated. Only sweet thing on boat is half a block of home brand cooking chocolate. This boat is 3 stories high. Might pop down the 2 flights of stairs and have a crack at it.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:04 am

What percent cocoa/sugar is the cooking chocolate?

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:27 am

I was too late--blue moon must be out of reception range again. Neutral

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Post  blue moon on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:05 am

Hello pinz. We're tied up at the wharf at Thursday Island now. We' e cleared customs and the Quarantine guys fe just checking the boat for rats and cockroches and other vermin. We'll be gone in half an hour and so will the reception. 
I must report that the home brand cooking chocolate in no way resembled an edible substance. FYI it has 7% reduced fat cocoa powder. All other ingredients have frightening chemical names. 


The next leg of the trip is over the open ocean and can be quite terrifying. A few trips ago we broke down and nearly lost the boat. 

I'd vowed never to go to sea again but how soon we forget terror. If not, no second child would exist. pirat

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:25 am

Sounds like everything (except the chocolate   is in good order) I just wanted to make sure you were OK.

My understanding is that there is no such thing as "never going to sea again" (but as an inland-lake sailor, I wouldn't know).

I do know that my earliest ancestor to arrive in America in 1634 (at the age of 16) went to sea for the last time in 1658, and was never heard from again. Neutral

But you've beat the odds so far, so I'm betting you'll be back. Bon Voyage (as the say in St. Petersburg) Smile

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Post  blue moon on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:50 am

Aw thanks pinz. We've been declared vermin free and just underway again. I don't know how to add photos from the iphone. A pity. It's a gloius day. So far. 
Your an estry is interesting. I come from a line of immigrants. Mostly 10 pound poms. A cattle rustler and Irish convict or two I suspect 
I love being at sea on a trawler. Nice big engine and a spare. Sailed up the coast of New Zealand when I was young. Was horrific. Will never set foot on a yacht again.

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