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Old 03-21-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The ostrich roams the great Sahara,
Its mouth is wide, its neck is narra.
It has such long and lofty legs;
I'm glad it sits to lay its eggs.

Maybe it's a generational thing, but I was in a fairly large bookstore recently and the young clerk had never heard of Ogden Nash. I was surprised because I figured that clerks in bookstores had basic literacy. But perhaps certain things are simply no longer commonly read, as newer worthy literature replaces older.

Actually, and I didn't know this until recently, Nash also wrote some very serious social commentary-type poems without a shred of humor in addition to the biting humor of other poems which also have social commentary. And of course there's the purely whimsical, and thoroughly delightful stuff such as the above.

 
Old 03-22-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Sage advice in his A Word to Husbands poem:

"To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up."
 
Old 03-22-2015, 10:11 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Sage advice in his A Word to Husbands poem:

"To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up."
That's good advice for forum participants as well.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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that's good advice for forum participants as well.
It is that!
 
Old 03-22-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Sage advice in his A Word to Husbands poem:

"To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up."
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That's good advice for forum participants as well.
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It is that!
LMAO you two!!!!!!!!!! And for wives as well!!!!!!
 
Old 03-22-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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That's good advice for forum participants as well.
The beauty of the Roman forums (unfortunately only for men) is that people can openly air their views ("forum"), debate, and possibly influence others in various ways. A forum with basic rules WELCOMES viewpoints, does not suppress them. Perhaps you are talking about a "club," which consists of those with the same mindset and values?
 
Old 03-22-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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The beauty of the Roman forums (unfortunately only for men) is that people can openly air their views ("forum"), debate, and possibly influence others in various ways. A forum with basic rules WELCOMES viewpoints, does not suppress them. Perhaps you are talking about a "club," which consists of those with the same mindset and values?
Clubs? What clubs? I don't see any clubs. What kind of clubs? Are we talkin' golf or Neanderthal, pro-ball, bridge or gentlemen's? Too many to choose from.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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It's been a little frustrating. If they had just given me a list of all the documents they'd need I could have had them sooner! And the money too, for that matter.
Sorry that my earlier post came true ...
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( I Do Not Like escrow/title companies. "We need one more signature." "Whoops, we need 2 more signatures." "No, it didn't close yet." No, we need one more day." )
 
Old 03-22-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Clubs? What clubs? I don't see any clubs. What kind of clubs? Are we talkin' golf or Neanderthal, pro-ball, bridge or gentlemen's? Too many to choose from.
Anyone who wants to hang out only with folks with the same point of view choose clubs, not forums.
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