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More Flat Weirdness - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
January 30th, 2004
06:47 pm

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More Flat Weirdness
About an hour ago, I had swatted a fly that was annoying arnulf and me, and put the corpse in the half-full ashtray.

Now the following conversation took place:
J (arnulf): There's an insect in the ashtray.
I: Yes, it's that fly.
J: it's moving.
I: It is?
J: I think it moved. Might have been the wind.
I (thinking): the wind?
We both peer at the ash-covered fly. Suddenly it moves.
J: It has risen from the ashes!

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Alon Olearchik -- Cherokee

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From:gaal
Date:January 30th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
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ObWhatAshWasItInTheAshtray: What ash was it in that ashtray, anyway?
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From:ijon
Date:January 30th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)

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Tobacco ash, smoked in a pipe. Some blend involving pistachios, I believe.
From:raisinlike
Date:January 30th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)

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like the phoenix he'll rise
and upon his wide wings
i'll watch you from above"
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From:fragilealice
Date:January 30th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Completely off-topic, but thanks for joining absintheinparis. Mind if I friend you?
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From:ijon
Date:January 30th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)

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Certainly not, you're more than welcome!
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From:reneighssance
Date:January 31st, 2004 03:12 am (UTC)

Sparing the Rod: ash-flies, fishing rods and nets

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Flies have this peculiar skill of re-inflating and reviving themselves even after sustaining the most terminally flattening swat

(Roaches share that skill, only they de-crunch rather than re-inflate)

It's like those movies where the victim finally gets a chance to save herself from the murderous relentless sadist; she seizes the moment, and takes a stab at shooting him. Yes! She's successful, but OH ! NO ! -- she fails to do a thorough job of it. (she thinks one bullet/stab/swat will suffice.)
We all know the alas that follows: the predator has this morbid tendency to revive and pursue his victim with freshly inflamed crazed sinisterness.

Back to reality and ash-flies:
Did you know that anglers use the ash-fly as bait?
Well, tomorrow, after net B (reshet bait)interview is over, you could consider taking your ash-fly along with your rod, to the nearest riv..(er..murkgreenpuddle, more like) and indulge in a spot of fishing.

Wishing you an effishient, worthwhile interview, from which you emerge suffishiently pleased and content.
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From:ijon
Date:January 31st, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm not foolish enough to risk it! In our lovely Yarkon there be dragbig, nasty things, ROUSes, mutated amphibians, and far be it from me to dangle flies above their heads, lest I become gull food without right of appeal.

Pardon the syntax, pardon the vocabulary; I'm a bit overelked with Greek history.
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From:reneighssance
Date:February 1st, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Risking it and Greek history

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Yes, you _would_ be wise to shun mutatoads and other murk-lurking slushacious creatures.

As for gulls - don't let their name fool you. They're not so gullible as to risk indigestion by considering you sumptuous; filled as you are with all that Greek - you're hardly fit for consumption.

UNLESS !!! they happen to be
descendants of Brennus' gang of g(a)uls:

THAT would render you quite ingestible,
for they may well be partial to Greek history.

So, my mind is finally made up to fully agreek with you:
Your ash-fly is indeed best left undangled.

All this 'to dangle or not to dangle' makes clear why fishing with a line and hook is known as [d]angling.


I'm only too glad to pardon the syntax and vocabulary.
As you haven't requested pardon for any other aspect of your comment, I expect the whackiness of my mine does not require pardon either.
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