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 Post subject: Two Questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:47 pm 
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Here are my two questions:

1. Which are/is your favorite Jim Corbett and/or Kenneth Anderson book(s)/story(ies)?

2. Why do you love these books so much?

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I don't know who either of them are, but I'll look into it.

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Ahh... is this the one of which you speak?
He doesn't sound like the writerly type.

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"Gentleman" Jim Corbett
(James John Corbett)
Corbett was one of the greatest heavyweights of all-time; He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his innovations in fighting style.

He was clever, agile, and "jack-rabbit" quick; He utilized fast jabs and hooks, and possessed excellent footwork along with slippery head and body movement

Nat Fleischer ranked Corbett as the #5 All-Time Heavyweight and Charley Rose ranked him as the #9 All-Time Heavyweight; He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990
BORN : September 1 1866; San Francisco, California
DIED : February 18 1933; Bayside, Queens, New York

HEIGHT : 6-1 1/2 WEIGHT : 173-190 lbs
RACE : White; Irish-American MANAGER : William A. Brady


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No. Actually Corbett was born James Edward Corbett, but was universally known as "Jim," the name he wrote his books under. The internet is an amazing place, but I haven't been able to find out much about Anderson beyond what's in his books. No biographies of him at all, whereas there are at least 2 of Corbett.

Apropos of nothing at all, I'm listening to Marion Verbruggen playing Telemann's A Minor Suite while I goof around here. Just beautiful.

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I have two questions, too:

1. Does it really, cosmically speaking, matter if I get up and go to work today?

2. What is the best way to get a drink out of a Vogon?

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Well, I have an answer and a follow up question:

1. It's too late now, anyway.

2. What the hell's a Vogon? Oh, and is it good for G &T's with a little added venom?

(edited to add the following suggestion)

Bloomie, why don't you go over to the Mass link and explain my little joke to Jim?

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Bloomfield wrote:
I have two questions, too:

1. Does it really, cosmically speaking, matter if I get up and go to work today?

2. What is the best way to get a drink out of a Vogon?


i love it! bloomie, i think you have to start by complimenting his (i.e., the Vogon's) poetry.

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elendil wrote:
Bloomie, why don't you go over to the Mass link and explain my little joke to Jim?


First of all, I am "Bloomfield" not "Bloomie". Second of all, I didn't get the joke. Third of all, it's not funny.

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Fourt of all, wouldn't that ruin it?

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Third of all, it's not funny.


Whaaat? You're pullin' my leg, right? I guess it's a Gestalt kinda thing.

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i was quoting my fav lightbulb joke:

Q: How many Harvard girls does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: First of all, its Radcliff, not Harvard. Second of all, it's women not girls. Third of all, it's not funny.

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Well, that sure ruined it for me! But what the hell's a Vogon? Is that some Trekkie deal?

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Bloomfield wrote:
i was quoting my fav lightbulb joke:

Q: How many Harvard girls does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: First of all, its Radcliff, not Harvard. Second of all, it's women not girls. Third of all, it's not funny.


One of the best lightbulb jokes I've heard:

Q: How many boring people does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: One.


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How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?














(Actually, that's a hardware problem.)


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How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?

















(Only one, but it takes a long time and the lightbulb has to want to change.)


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