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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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CORKBOARD for Tues. TEA TIME in L.A. (#44) REMINDER: 7-8PM Bronze Time


CORKBOARD for Tues. Tea Time in L.A.(#44) REMINDER 7-8PM Bronze Time / 12-1AM London
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 4:04 PM

Tea Time in L.A.
CORKBOARD
  • democracy
  • conspiracy
  • a mystery


TTREF_44CB

= = = TUESDAY (5/14) TEA TIME #44 INFO & LINKS = = =

EOTD BtVS Episode Of The Day - 30(2.18) - "Killed By Death"

SOTD Sonnets Of The Day - tid=127691

#127-129 SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 3 of 3)
#130 DEADLY PROPRIETY (IS LESS FILLING)

NOTE: Final (5/22/02) Episode of Tea Time In L.A.. . . will be episode 50.

NOTE: TeaTimeSunday (see CORKBOARD 42 - tid=123103)
begins June 2 . . . 4-5PM Bronze Time. IF APOCALYSE, THEN CHECK TeaTimeSunday.com

= = = GENERAL INFO & LINKS FOR NEW TEA TIME PARTICIPANTS = = =

THIS IS NOT TEA TIME. THIS IS THE CORKBOARD.
Use the Corkboard for messages to forensicpopouri or discussion before or
after Tea Time. And, yes, do post comments, suggestions, insightful quotes . . .

REMINDER: Look for TEA TIME in L.A. at the top of the Bronze threaded
forums page at 7PM Bronze Time. Tea Time lasts one hour.

EACH DAY'S CORKBOARD appears 3 hrs before Tea Time (4 PM Bronze)

NEW TEA TIME PARTICIPANTS SHOULD READ THESE:

* SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS - tid=81761

* WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS: (1) tid=48156 (2) tid=48152

* DESTINY (THE PORTAL, THE ORACLE, AND YOU): tid=59313

* MOST RECENT TEA TIME THREAD: tid=126978


TEA TIME FAQ & INDEX: tid=67836

POSTCARDS FROM FORENSICPOPOURI (if any) will appear as 1st resp. BELOW


you speak



Responses


END OF CORKBOARD #44 =======================================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:12 PM 1 of 33

CORKBOARD #45 (of 50) for WEDNESDAY 5/15/02 is up at tid=134795
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=134795



Dear all
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 15, 2002, 12:39 PM 2 of 33

I'll be stuck in meetings all morning. I hope I'll make Tea Time.
Note to FP: your proposal will be studied carefully by the C and answered by the end of the day (or not<g>)

Gosh I need a week-end away! <g>



FP for heavens sake
Posted by: prunehilda - May 15, 2002, 12:10 PM 3 of 33

GO TO BED!


 
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 8:23 AM 4 of 33

SMALL NOTE TO SELF: GOOD LORD! It took longer to html code and test and post all the pieces of that sonnet sequence than it did to write it.


EARLY LINK TO WEDNESDAY'S SONNETS #131-134 - tid=132137
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 8:14 AM 5 of 33

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=132137

#131-134 BIG BAD WILLOW/SPIKE


WARNING: mayaroza "found her way" into this sonnet sequence. <ewg>



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 6:14 AM 6 of 33

Just to clock myself . . . between the thin line below and this one above . . . I wrote four sonnets.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:42 AM 7 of 33

Good Lord! I've got 4 sonnets to write about "Villians" . . . and I haven't even started.


FTTC REGARDING the "C" Tea Leaf Counterfeiting Scandal (PLEA NEGOTIATION)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:39 AM 8 of 33

Please determine amonst yourselves just who is most

to blame for this public relations fiasco . . . and have the guilty party

issue an FTTC taking full responsibility for it in the form of a brief press

release
( I am exhausted from answering journalists questions

about this, and sincerely need your help in this regard)
. There's not

much here to negotiate really. (We just need a scape goat. ) But

I believe I can assure you that the judge will be lenient in this matter.

Kindest regards,

FP



FTTC REGARDING the "C" Tea Leaf Counterfeiting Scandal
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:31 AM 9 of 33

Slutskaya/Biellman Tea Leaves(3)

Compare the "TEA TIME HAS ENDED" listings of participants

for episodes #38 and #39.



You can always count on those IP lawyers to be greedy
on behalf of their clients. Oh course, we already knew that
someone was greedy . . . didn't we? <ewg>



RHETORICAL QUESTION
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:13 AM 10 of 33

What is a back channel?


MEME
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:07 AM 11 of 33

ThePowersThatTea


FRONT COVER of June LEARNING ANNEX catalogue
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 4:04 AM 12 of 33


  • POWER
  • HUMOR
  • MONEY
  • FUN


NOTE: Pictured beneath POWER are two guys forensicpopouri

mentioned when writing about the L.A. Book Festival. One with big b*lls <g> . . .

the other, the editor of a Hollywood industry trade journal . . . who signed

forensicpopouri copy of an earlier book . . .

                        To fp's_real_name
                        who knows all this anyway.

And signed the new book when fp prompted him to

come up with something else clever to say
. . .

                       To fp's_real_name
                       the best-dressed book buyer.


Of course . . . the fact they are on the cover of the Learning Annex catalogue
means they have slipped many notches in power.



RHETORICAL QUESTIONS: Why is the word POWER

often used in the context of Hollywood? What does "power" mean?

How is it achieved? What does it depend on? . . . Why is fp

"obsessed" with power-talk? <smile> What's the connection . . . to us?



FILM PRODUCER OF INTERNATIONAL STATURE WITH "LORD" STUCK IN FRONT OF NAME NOW
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:40 AM 13 of 33


One senior Hollywood executive recently told me

that in his opinion the best-known names and the

highest-earning stars of 2005 and 2010 would not

be traditional movie stars at all, but a still-to-emerge

generation of teachers . . .



EXPRESS MESSAGE OF COMFORT FROM THE SORBONNE
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:31 AM 14 of 33


"It's always darkest

       just before the dawn," they say.

Monkey says,"Bullsh*t . . .


. . . It is darkest when

                you cover your monkey eyes.

All monkeys know this.


Does this comfort you?

    How 'bout a banana split?

Open mouth . . . and eyes.



"The concept of "back channel" in the real world does not fit our use."
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:22 AM 15 of 33

Singing to himself . . . forensicpopouri does a dance that has the

same implications as the Snoopy dance . . . and then some.



"The concept of "back channel" in the real world does not fit our use."
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:12 AM 16 of 33

OHHHHHHHHH . . .


"The concept of "back channel" in the real world does not fit our use."
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:11 AM 17 of 33

Ahhhhhhhhhhh . . .


"The concept of "back channel" in the real world does not fit our use."
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:09 AM 18 of 33

Hmmmmmm . . .


AND NOW IT'S WEDNESDAY IN SANTA MONICA ===========================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 15, 2002, 3:03 AM 19 of 33

 


(Note to self: sue Next Left for not providing preview function)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 14, 2002, 9:10 PM 20 of 33

Correction: Santa MonicA; infliction OF mental distress.


(Note to self)
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 14, 2002, 9:08 PM 21 of 33

Plan to personally investigate the count of Tea Leaves on the Santa Monice beach (as well as the reported emanation of strange-smelling gas coming from the sand) in the very near future. Instruct C colleagues to call the police if no news is heard from me by Monday morning. Warn FP of legal consequences for infliction mental distress and eavesdropping (you're never too prepared).

To be continued .../...



Semi-official reply to previous press release
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 14, 2002, 6:34 PM 22 of 33

Dear FP:
As the C's legal counsel, I hereby encourage you, to immediately release evidence of any alleged impropriety in the accounting of Tea Leaves by the C. If you failed to provide such evidence, as well as a reasonable time for the C to cure any defects in such count, the C will have no other choice but to consider the previous press release as libel and slander per se, with all legal remedies attached to such tort. In any event, we urge you to cease and desist such derogatory public statements until the parties are given a chance to discuss these concerns in good faith.

In the interest of all parties involved, I firmly encourage a confidential settlement out of court. We all know what some courts tend to do with re-counts <g>. Please inform me at your earliest convenience of any "irregularities" you are referring to and I will communicate your concerns to my clients. Thank you.

SL



TO NEXT_LEFT . . . Please provide a PREVIEW POST feature
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:15 PM 23 of 33

 


TEA TIME BREAKING NEWS REPORT - Tea Leaf Counterfeiting Scandal Rocks Tea Time
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:12 PM 24 of 33

SANTA MONICA - Staggered by the shock of it all (or from whiffing

to much sand or sewer gas) forensicpopouri spent over an hour

fielding questions from journalists regarding the alleged coutnerfeiting

of Tea Leaves Platinum by the heretofore unimpeachably honorable

secret conspiracy known (by those in the know) simply as

(but of course, mysteriously)
as "C."


"I will look into this and get back to you," said forensicpopouri

breathing supplimental oxygen to help him recover after the fainting

spells that acompanied his first learning of the scandal when

Tea Time executive producer goodtvguy called to

inform him that the PowersThatTea computer had

determined an irregularity in the Tea Leaf accounting.


END OF BREAKING NEWS REPORT



POSTCARD CORRECTION - BK re "COMMON SENSE"
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 5:59 PM 25 of 33

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS INCORRECTLY ADDRESSED:
TO DE - COMMON SENSE is a very dangerous pair of words. <smile>


IT SHOULD HAVE READ
TO BK - COMMON SENSE is a very dangerous pair of words. <smile>



FTTC--Formal TEA TIME Related Communication from the C
Posted by: Supernatural lawyer - May 14, 2002, 5:43 PM 26 of 33

Dear Mr. FP:

Per your request, the C met regarding the Tea Leaves (herafter referred to "TL") allegedly left to allocate from the period between May 7 to May 10. The ensuing agreement was entered into:

Article 1-- DE (dba "the much missed glow") shall receive 3 TL for fixing the "Spike Quatrain."

Article 2--VR (dba "our angel") shall be awarded 3 TL for asnwering correctly what shall be referred to as the "Irina Slutskaya challenge."

Article 3-- SL (dba "not SNL") shall be awarded 2 TL for her correct answer to the "NY Times puzzle"; as well as 3 TL for properly fixing the "Why I Post" deficient verse.

Article 4--BK (dba "prunehilda the subversive") shall be awarded 9 TL for the most original haiku response to the "Collateral Damage challenge of the week."

Article 5--The Powers That Tea (dba "PTT") shall be responsible for giving VR the promised TL --in a fair and adequate number--for her spontaneous and brilliant sonnets. Failure to do so by the PTT will be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement (which consequences will conveniently be left for the C to define).

Article 6--All C members, including, but not limited to, VR, reserve the right to dispose of and/or tranfer their TL as they wish, at the condition they provide a reasonable and possibly entertaining, ground for such tranfer.

Article 7--As of May 14, 2002, the total number of Tea Leaves per participants is therefore as follows:
BK--10
DE--6
SL--12
VR--6
Yelnif--1

This Agreement will be binding on all parties involved. Any amendments shall be made exclusively by "democratic" decision among the C members.

Dated: May 14, 2002
Signed: SL, elected representative of the C.



"SECRET" DIARIES . . . is not the right word. <smile> OPEN-SECRET DIARIES? <g>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 5:16 PM 27 of 33

.


CONCEPTUAL CORRECTION . . . BACKCHANNEL and DIARY
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 5:00 PM 28 of 33

Upon pausing to reflect a moment (a luxury right now<g>)

it seems clear that I have chosen poor category names for

these "other" perpetual threads.


"C" BACKCHANNEL - is a private thread for participants
that the PowersThatTea may not read (until 5/23).
The concept of "back channel" in the real world does not fit our use.

KEVLAR: BLACK and KEVLAR: RED (however poorly
I've presented them and their purpose)
are SECRET PARTICIPANT DIARIES.

Hitting submit on this for now . . .



REGARDING typos and other goofs (including "they're" for "their" <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 4:41 PM 29 of 33

Unless the meaning is TRULY unfathomable from what we type,

LET US ASSUME . . . henceforth . . . that our gracious fellow participants will translate

all of our trivial errors . . . into perfection. <serious smile>



Hiya "C" team (SNL, prunehilda, VR), Yelnif, and Forensic Popouri
Posted by: glow - May 14, 2002, 4:31 PM 30 of 33

I apologize for my past absences both at Tea Time and the "C" team's thread. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to participate in today's tea time either <frown>.

I have a lot of catching up to do before I can participate in the tea time threads. I still haven't read all of the "C" team and Corkboard posts and I've missed a few of FP's sonnets. I don't feel that I should join in, if I haven't done my homework. To quote Mike Myers from the Wayne's World movies, "I'm not worthy." <smile>

However, I want to be here for the 154th sonnet. We should have a party to celebrate the momentous occassion.

For now I'll bid you adieu.

Adieu,

*glow*



REGARDING . . . theTea Time BACKCHANNELS . . . KEVLAR: BLACK & KEVLAR: RED
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 4:30 PM 31 of 33

NOTE that KEVLAR: BLACK & KEVLAR: RED have
(at this late date) been designated as officially FP-FREE-ZONES.

REMINDER:
       KEVLAR: BLACK - tid=80096
       KEVLAR: RED- tid=80097

They're purpose has not been widely understood (smile) . . . but
perhaps the following guideline may be useful.

KEVLAR GUIDELINES:
<nl>
  • These are DIARY areas. Reflection, not dialogue (in the usual sense),
    is the purpose. I.E. Post your thoughts.
  • CREATE AND USE A SECRET NAME only known to yourself.
    Yes, that means another Bronze account. No, don't use one that
    any of your friends know about. Of course, that applies double to FP.
    Don't let him . . . or Monkey . . . trick you into revealing your secret name.

  • What's the difference between BLACK & RED? That's a mystery. <smile>
    </nl>

    Lets see it that came out without screwing up the html. <g>



  • ......
    Posted by: yelnif - May 14, 2002, 4:29 PM 32 of 33

    Just wanted to leave
    my apologies, can't make
    the Tea Times this week

    due to school exams;
    (Need to get a good night's sleep!)
    I'll be there next week.



    PROSE POSTCARDS FROM FORENSICPOPOURI
    Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 4:07 PM 33 of 33

    NOTE: THESE RESPONSES COVER . . . FROM AND NOW IT IS MONDAY . . .
    TO AND NOW IT IS TUESDAY. . . .

    TO ALL - FTTC must BEGIN the SUBJECT LINE of FTTCs . . . or PowersThatTea
    Artifical Intelligence processors will not act on them. ALSO NOTE: AI programs are not very smart.

    TO ALL - Tea Leaves in play . . . may soon be returned to the Tea Leave safe . . .
    for safe keeping. Please don't let this happen. <serious smile>

    TO SL - Don't feel alone. I have no idea what VR is talking about. <ewg>

    TO DE - COMMON SENSE is a very dangerous pair of words. <smile>

    TO VR - I understand completely . . . but don't let SL know. <ewg>

    TO YS - REPEAT: End of Tea Time in L.A. needs a song.

    COLLAGE

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