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January 20, 2013

Nancy Langseth, Minot Since living part of the year in another state I have been reading The Minot Daily News online....

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locomotive

Jan-24-13 7:09 AM

Maybe like you, JayBird, and several other posters here, I am past getting embarrassed.

Hmmm. Good or bad?

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locomotive

Jan-23-13 6:41 PM

That "Hillsboro free-lunch counter" is costing everyone plenty, JayBird. Not just you and your NoDakian friends.

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locomotive

Jan-23-13 3:29 PM

Now I know JayBird isn't from the Great Plains state of North Dakota.

"NoDakians" indeed...

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locomotive

Jan-23-13 12:51 PM

Is that lunch counter crowded?

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 7:27 PM

Poor JayBird is the one who can't keep characters or script excerpts straight.

If he only had a brain - Scarecrow

If he only had a heart - Tin Man

If he only had the "noive" - C. Lion

Here's the trip down memory lane for everyone, because JB doesn't remember...

When the Cowardly Lion first meets up with Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tin Man in the forest--the three had just been chanting "lions & tigers & bears, oh my"--he jokes around with the Tin Man by asking him "how long do you stay fresh in that can?"

Wow. If (somebody) only had a brain, indeed.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 2:23 PM

"Hey loco, the day you actually post your very own opinion on a topic will be the first day we will all see that you have your own brain."

Well, all right. I was lifting from the Cowardly Lion on MGM's Wizard of Oz. Are you happy now?

At least I'll let myself be cornered into giving credit where it's due. Where do you come up with your routine, dull though it may be?

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 10:51 AM

And how long will you stay fresh in your can, JayBird?

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 5:13 PM

It seemed obvious to me, JayBird.

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 4:03 PM

"That we can all agree on."

Then why are you copying Jack, JayBird?

Schtick envy?

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 2:24 PM

Detective work?

Just hot air, hopes and dreams.

Here's to a great Inaugural Day for all personalities, multiple or otherwise!

:-)

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 11:40 AM

PJinfinity, one of the few times I agree with you.

Have a great Monday

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 11:40 AM

H4C, I feel you've got that right.

Alas, I keep waiting for a better routine from JayBird, as he surely has motivation in what he calls "schtick" from Jack.

Not yet...

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anonym

Jan-20-13 11:44 PM

Correction: Were that the case...

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anonym

Jan-20-13 11:43 PM

Where that the case then none of Benjamin Franklin’s many letters to the editor, nor Poor Richards Almanac, nor the Federalist Papers, nor John Adams letters to the editor been printed.

Silence Dogood, Harry Meanwell, Alice Addertongue, Caelia Shortface, Martha Careful, Busy Body, Anthony Afterwit, Polly Baker, Benevolus, Richard Saunders, and Timothy Turnstone; aka Benjamin Franklin.

Publius; aka Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

Populus, An American, A Son of Liberty, and Vindex the Avenger; aka John Adams.

Many other founding fathers used pseudonyms when writing letters to the editor or opinion pieces.

History shows us the use of pseudonyms for opinion pieces and letters to the editor has been common practice in this country, long before the Revolutionary War.

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muleskinner

Jan-20-13 9:17 AM

George Orwell wrote Animal Farm and 1984.

George Orwell's real name was Eric Allen Blair. A pen name.

Nom de Plume.

That's what people who write words have, a nom de plume. Been doing it for a long time.

The comments here at this web site are tame and mild. You might think they are nasty and offensive, and you're probably right, but the real nasty comments are removed. The Minot Daily does censor.

Even if I have read offensive comments here from time to time, there has really never been anything like you see for a 'comment' on other sites on the web.

People are civilized and polite here. Other places, not so much.

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Dianeh

Jan-20-13 9:01 AM

I agree about the nasty comments. Kind of cowardly. Well said.

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