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forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 4:17
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NOTE: I am now
composing POSTCARD RESPONSES to weekend
THIS "+ + +" line indicates any post above
this will not be taken in to
composing Monday's POSTCARDS.
I.E. Any post above
this line will be responded to
And now I've done
VretilRaduriel - May 20, 2002, 10:48
What in the world was
I thinking? Reciprocity almost always leads to more
reciprocity -- You'd think I'd remember that. All right,
FP (and you too prunehilda, adding your voice to that
request), you may have to wait a bit. I have to think.
Though, I'll point out now some of the difficulties I'll
be thinking through. Mission statements are typically
formulated by the person himself. To ask me to create
them is to assume I know these men so well at present
that I can speak for them. Add to this the shifting
qualities of mission statements -- they change as we do,
and you may see another problem. Should I presume to
speak? What if a response returns "No that's not it.
That's not it at all."? What if what I make of these men
is nothing like what they make of themselves? And would
this matter? Well, perhaps. If you form opinions of
others based on my opinions, you're twice removed from
something or someone you should encounter yourself. And
this all leads me to one final point. FP, you're asking
for haikus about me -- not them -- and on this I must
think. <serious smile>
REMINDER: MONDAY'S SONNETS #143-146
"Saving The World" are posted at
forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 3:22
wraps up Season 2.
Which leaves the Season 6
finale for Wednesday.
What will Tuesday's be
Let us look into the void . . .
forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 3:17
END OF LATE
COLLAGE - QUOTATIONS FROM ANGELIC VERSE .
. . that might change THE FLIGHT PATH
forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 3:12
join the club and speak your case
(2) Be bold
and cross the line once
COLLAGE - QUOTE FROM A BOOK VR MAY HAVE
RECENTLY PURCHASED . . . of significance to 5/22
forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 3:08
an airplane needs
not many airports
AND NOW IT IS MONDAY IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 20, 2002, 3:03
And I am reading
over all sonnets . . . that are not my own.
prunehilda - May 20, 2002, 12:09
I've been cleaning all
day. Do you think the Powers that Tea will appreciate
prunehilda - May 20, 2002, 12:03
When can we expect
those three haikus. I'm looking forward to
FTTC CORRECTION: ThePowersThatTea
formally beg SL TO COME clean . . . or else . .
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 11:00
FTTC - The Supreme Judicial Council of
ThePowersThatTea . . .
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 10:58
. . . have sent
down a (Formal) ruling (hence an
that "C" extralegal council SL .
. . is hereby indicted for the
defilement of the Tea Time Republic . . . by taking upon
herself the "soul" <g> right of The People
(devinely embodied by FP)
It is hoped a plea bargain can be
reached that will restore balance
to the universe
. . . BUT SL's failure (so far) to
her "sin" in this regard does not bode well
for avoiding trial.
HOWEVER (as usual)
hope springs eternal.
ThePowersThatTea formally beg SL clean . . . or
else . . .
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:41
"back channel" mean in "the real
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:38
really know the "derivation"
(from her own
words) that resulted in the choice of V.
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:34
VR not received any Tea Leaves for her
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR VR . . . from the
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:30
consideration for his special prophecy for you
the holyman asks for
three haikus from the
mission statement of Marshall
mission statement of the mesmerizing guitarist
(3) the mission
EARLY LINK to Monday's Sonnets #143-146
"SAVING THE WORLD" - tid=144377
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:22
sonnet sequence just might be the most coherent
set I've composed.
Of course, the same might
be said of the Season 2 finale that inspired
REGARDING Tomorrow's (Monday's) sonnets
#143-146 about Season 2 two-part finale
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 7:27
I just wrote the
last two lines on a long yellow legal pad . . .
. . and -- as with the end of BECOMING (part 2)
-- tears came to my eyes.
. . Or a good simulation. <smile>
Giles said in "I Only Have Eyes For You," Does
I'll start coding the
sonnet sequence right now. Post the link as soon as I'm
Sunday morning collage Part
prunehilda - May 19, 2002, 1:14
VR, I would love to go
book hunting, too, but the closest "Chapters" or any
other bookstore is three hours away.
Sunday morning collage. Part
prunehilda - May 19, 2002, 1:07
I like to analyze
people, situations, problems (mathematical or
otherwise)to where I can say:
A + B =
Now, most people like to add if:
A = D
and B =E and C = F then D + E = F
there are so many possibilities that I could expand on.
A+E=C, A=F-E, D+B=F etc, etc, etc.
Quite often I've posted a simple idea and not
expanded on it because the bottom line is A+B=C. This is
my problem and my gift.
Sunday morning collage. Part
prunehilda - May 19, 2002, 12:49
Most of my best
friends are men. I guess you could say, that all of my
closest friends are men. There is D, a heavyduty
mechanic who writes poetry and childrens books on his
days off. There is L, a waiter, who one of the funniest
guys around. He doesn't tell jokes but he tells
situations that just crack you up. He's my coffee buddy.
There is N, an old friend who thought that once he was
divorced it was inevitable that we would end up
together. I don't see him as much as I would like but
its complicated. And then there is J, my boyfriend. He's
the guy who gives me that "You know I think you're a
little bit crazy but in a completely adorable way" look
whenever I present him with one of my
Of course, I do have girlfriends
but most of them have managed to escape the isolation
that is here so I don't get to spend much time with
them. And I miss that.
My own Sunday morning
prunehilda - May 19, 2002, 12:34
The first and probably
the last of such collages:
My darling FP, falling
in fascination is a different story than falling in
love. I know because I live in a world that is part of
the "real" world. No apologies.
And FP, Please thank the Holyman for his
VretilRaduriel - May 19, 2002, 11:22
I'm going book hunting
Reciprocity for FP
VretilRaduriel - May 19, 2002, 11:18
I once fell in love
with a man who resembled an angel tumbled to Earth and
unaccountably placed not in a choir but in a band. Like
all such displaced angels, he had some sins he was aware
of but, possessed of great charm and a small measure of
naiveté, he had faith they would come out right in the
end. And tumbles often rumple angels, and women are more
willing to forgive bemused, rumpled angels than average
A female instinct, I suppose, not to change,
but to protect. We make allowances.
This is not
to say he was unaware of the world. Simply that his
knowledge of the world was based on realities in which
most people, for one reason or another, do not
He preferred acoustic guitar to electric.
He had all of Roxy Music's records and Brian Ferry's
too. Sometimes on summer mornings, barefoot and clad in
faded levis, he would sit in the sunshine on the back
stoop, coffee mug beside him, and play old Graham Parker
Now, despite these angelic attributes,
which I will confess first attracted my attention, what
captivated me was his mind. The way it worked and the
way he expressed his thoughts. Conversations were
revelations. Halfway through a second bottle of red
wine, near closing time in a restaurant in Rome, a man
once interrupted and asked if he could join us. He
didn't want to talk, he wanted to listen.
understood the fascination perfectly.
This man I
fell in love with fit me. He was the masculine match to
my feminine. And I knew he was perfectly wrong for
Acting on that knowledge was one of the most
difficult but best things I ever did in my
P.S. Lest it get lost in the midst of
collage / RE: "Why sonnets" and CULTURAL TRANSMISSION
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 6:43
global code word for
NOTE - Don't forget that the cast used to get
over at Whedon's house every Sunday
to read Shakespeare.
OR . . . at least that's the
story they put out.
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 6:16
END OF LATE
NIGHT COLLAGE - PROBABLY THE LAST
REMINDER for anyone EVEN THINKING of
falling in love with the astoundingly charming FP
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 6:12
. . the last minute of Spider-Man.
NOTE: FP reserves the
right to fall in love with any of the
(who are not "taken" or underage)
. . . suffer unimaginable torment . . .
write a story about it later . . . for the enlightenment
. . . and amusement . . .
REGARDING " FP & THE WOMEN" STORIES
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 6:01
believe you'll find only one case of "happiness" amongst
I am sharing stories of
<u<encounters with women that taught me
COLLAGE - NOTES on an encounter with a
young woman with a halo of light (PART
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 5:52
There is a letter in
my files from
a young woman who trained as a
I don't want to read it again,
because I like to remember it
whatever I'd like it to say.
BUT I do remember that my reply was
because I am not a saint.
HERE IS THE STORY OF OUR
She was sitting in front of
me at one of those
wanna-be Hollywood educational
(that are sometimes useful for
gauging the personality
of some of "the players"
so you can "plan your moves").
spectacularly beautiful . . .
but I swear she was
I take it back. Pretty
girls with halos ARE beautiful. Spectacularly
At some point our eyes met .
. . and there was an
easy rapport. She was from
my home state.
She was sweet. Kind. And, I
swear, she glowed.
She was a
Well, that's what she used to
She'd been too weak for the past couple
of years to do it.
Yet here she was in this room
. . . the only person glowing.
So do I . . . I try. <serious
COLLAGE - NOTES on an encounter with a
young woman with a halo of light (PART
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 5:49
At some point in
the evening I gave one of my 30
orations . . . that I've composed
throughout the evening
taking the best thoughts
of the night
and connecting them with other
. . . polishing it to the level of
I compose the lines with the care of a
I perform them with the quality
of a skilled actor.
I'm far more "powerful" there
. . . than here on this
COLLAGE - NOTES on an encounter with a
young woman with a halo of light (PART
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 5:44
After a break,
the young woman who glowed
was sitting beside me
when I caught one of the "power players"
way out the door . . .
I had been distracted
<smile> so I hadn't polished
words for him (like you have to, out
"The player" acted
HER JUDGEMENT: "Self important
Yep. That's the tone here. You
get used to it.
She wasn't. Not what she was
She'd come out of curiosity.
presence reminded me of "other
But they are not my
I walked her to her car and
gave her a card, just because.
I got a letter
from her. I replied. End of story. (See
P.S. If I was a saint, I would
have written a different letter.
Can you marry an
CODA: ONE MONTH
I was at a luncheon in downtown
Somebody of national stature was speaking.
But as I was sitting and waiting
for things to begin
a young woman (I did not
know) who worked at the hotel
came rushing over
She had been in the room
I had given my brief "oration."
My words were
what she remembered of that night.
COLLAGE - An Open Letter to Natalie
Portman ... regarding her gifts
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 4:29
If you allow a director to strip
those things that are magnificient about
it is your fault.
is not evil. He simply doesn't know any
COLLAGE - Once upon a time on a Saturday
afternoon . . .
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 4:08
I went to see
Star Wars 2: Attack of the
because huge numbers of people will
see it and I'm
supposed to keep track of
things that are shared culture
want to or not . . . BECAUSE that's the way
THIRTY MINUTES OF
LITERALLY CRINGING EVERY MOMENT . . .
walked out of that horror of incompetence masquerading
as a movie . . .
and down the hall to see a
little film I sensed would suit my
Y Tu Mama,
An artist did this. There
is poetry throughout.
NOTE: I'm not really a big
fan of indie/art films. I've seen scores of
screenings of tedius mess masquerading as art.
better writing on television. BUT this
little film did what it was
supposed to do. And . . .
like the last minute of Spiderman
echoed parts of my own
P.S. Can't wait for Matrix 2&3.
COLLAGE - Once upon a time on the Santa
Monica Promenade . . .
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 3:51
. . .
a small boy saw a long line of people
waiting to enter a movie theatre to see
Bridget Jones Diary . . .
He tugged at
his mother's hand and said
I want to see
COLLAGE - VISION 2 . . . Why do I keep
seeing "Chapter 6" floating in the air beside an
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 3:46
COLLAGE - VISION OF A HOLYMAN . . . I see
an Angel swimming in the currents of
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 3:38
I 've heard that a
holyman was wandering the beach
Monica . . . mumbling about a strange angel who
sings messages from on high . . . also
seeks strange knowledge
of worldly things.
The rumor is that he is carrying a book . .
. Reports are that its not
too old . . . but he
claims it's a sacred text. People say he is
What does the Poetics of Cinema
have to with the angel's request?
I think people
are right. But far be it from me to censor his
If you see an angel flying over Santa
Monica . . . you might tell
her about this.
seriously, I don't think even an angel can get anything
of crazy talk.
AND NOW IT IS SUNDAY IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 3:01
prunehilda - May 18, 2002, 11:24
Since I doubt that I
won the 34 million in the lottery, that article "How to
Prosper...." may come in handy. Of course, I bookmarked
the site for future use. As for the "Wolfe" along with
"Hidden Agendas", well, those are harder to pin
I'll be watching Buffy tonight!
VretilRaduriel - May 18, 2002, 5:21
Looks like I spoke too
soon prunehilda. I'm told there's another one out there called
"How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years," and it's at
VretilRaduriel - May 18, 2002, 4:54
question.<smile> As for more stories, well I do,
but in print form, and I'm not sure if they're on the
web or not. I'll give you some titles though and let you
have a search. Keeping in mind, please, that Playboy
prints some remarkably good fiction -- he was published
twice in Playboy. Old issues, from the early 1990s. The
titles are "Hidden Agendas" and "Bottoms Up." He also
had a story called "Wolfe" in the New England Review
back in '94ish. And,the Atlanta Review published a fun
one called "The King and I" (Elvis!) back in 1998. Try
those. If they don't work, I'll give you some others.
Glad you're interested!
VR, Yes but the question is
prunehilda - May 18, 2002, 3:18
the story. It was a bit unnerving. Got
prunehilda, I think you're
VretilRaduriel - May 18, 2002, 12:52
It just goes to show
-- charm does work. By the way, I found one of Marshall
Boswell's short stories on the web, if anyone's
interested in reading. It's called "In Between Things"
and you can access it by going to "The Missouri Review."
VR, saw your post and you know what
occurred to me
prunehilda - May 18, 2002, 12:31
after reading all the
FP has a left a very long string of
women behind him!
And this note is definitely for
VretilRaduriel - May 18, 2002, 10:01
It's occurred to me
that I have here at my disposal some very intelligent,
eclectic folks who like to read -- some are even fond of
philosophy -- and I should make use of this pool of
knowledge in connection with a project I'm working on.
So, here's a question for the philosophy readers. Can
you suggest a good book or author discussing the
philosophical currents of Freemasonry in the
Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment or Romantic
Periods? I know "Restoration" makes it sound like solely
Brits., but Continental would be fine too. And, I know
this sounds snotty, but internet sources won't do. I
know my audience, and I'd rather do battle, not offer
myself for sacrifice on grounds of their prejudice.
Alternatively, a reccommendation for a solid book
discussing Voltaire's religious/ spiritual philosophies
would also be appreciated. Thanks everyone -- if no luck
-- at least I tried!
Forensic ... (Naturally, the C may read
VretilRaduriel - May 18, 2002, 9:50
I'm enjoying these
late night collages -- feel free to continue them! And
having said that, I'd like to point you to a guy whose
stories I think you'd enjoy. <very serious smile>
Actually, I'm pretty sure the two of you would get along
rather well. NOT matchmaking here (he likes girls too)
-- just making connections where I think they'd be
beneficial to all involved. Have a read through a story
of his & maybe you'll feel like dropping him an
e-mail. His name is Marshall Boswell -- actual full name
James Marshall Boswell, but he holds to Marshall in life
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 6:04
END OF LATE
COLLAGE - LATE NIGHT NOTES . . . on a
young woman who replied to an email of mine . . .4 years
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 5:54
Once . . . and only once . . . upon a
I saw a young woman on a TV game show who
struck my fancy
and sent an email to the producer
to pass along to her.
PASS <no joke>
before the turn of the century . . . I GET A REPLY
Hmmm, I say to myself. This is
interesting. <eyebrow raised grin>
vaguely remembered why'd I'd sent the
Don't remember exactly her face.
Just remember I liked it . . . and her
PAUSE TO PONDER IMPLICATIONS OF
I EMAIL HER back with the
request that she reply in sonnet
For some reason my heart/head
said stick that constraint on this
SHE EMAILS right back,
demurring from sonnet-composition
but with increased enthusiasm.
EMAIL BACK letting her off the hook about the
and providing my telephone
SHE EMAILS right back . . . with still
and providing her telephone
(PART 2) NOTES . . . on a young woman who
replied to an email of mine . . .4 years
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 5:51
CONTINUED FROM PART
AS I PONDER her telephone number . .
. The telephone rings.
We have a
reasonably rapport-filled chat for two hours.
NOW: LET US PAUSE TO
that the story of getting a
reply to an email
ESPECIALLY to someone like
I am more infatuated with the
story than with her . . .
. . . BUT
NONETHELESS . . . the fact that she later decided
meeting face to face . . .
. . .
hurt me about as much emotionally
as just about
anything in my life.
THE POWER OF THE
STORY got me.
Four days before the turn
of the 21st century
I received a reply to an
email I had sent to a beautiful young woman
not know . . . four years earlier.
she was doing end-of-the-century
and came across my message. Perhaps
life had not gone quite
as she'd planned over the
past four years . . . and anyway, one
always take stock of ones options . . . especially
that had not been explored but might
still be there. When she
called, there were
certain details she was looking for in an
One or more details were missing. THE
BOTTOM LINE: I wish she had
handled that with a bit more grace,
although the story would have not have
ended any more "profoundly."
The only story here that
could ever have been is . . . he fell in love with
story . . . and it bit him.
CODA: But one thing
is clear. My heart was right
about that sonnet
constraint <serious smile>
COLLAGE - LATE NIGHT NOTES . . . ON A
YOUNG WOMAN IN MANHATTAN who never gave me happiness,
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 4:34
We met in
soap opera acting class in
BTW I hated soap opera acting
class. Memorizing bad lines.
Village late at night, acting out scenes
with a tape
recorder playing the other character. One thing
about N.Y.C. . . . nobody notices.
was tall, thin, red-haired . . . made me drool.
She said she was a
I gave her a key to my apartment
so she could shower after dance class.
her an electric violin . . . which she never gave
She never gave me any "happiness." <no
I did not think I could
I listened to the songs she
I said to myself. I can writer better
songs than that.
I decided to write a song. Not
go to bed until I had written one.
Gave it my
Did not quit . . .
. . .
until I had written a song. 4:00 AM.
OK. Yes, I can do this.
lesson I ever learned.
NOTE: One thing she said
to me, once:
You are the most negative person I
BUT you've got to
know how to use "negativity" in a
(Leaving out Hegel lecture here.
You must see obstacles . . .
so you can go around them,
rather than ram head into
them in the dark.
You must hear when your song is
so you can make it better. (Unlike
"positive" red-head woman I could
BOTTOM LINE: I resented the
fact that she would not
give me any "happiness." BUT
what a blessing. <smile>
I JUST WATCHED SEASON 2 FINALE (parts 1
& 2) . . . SELECTED NOTES (PART 1)
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 4:11
(1, 2) Writer/Director Joss Whedon
(to pre-vamp Angel - year 1753)
Are you sure
you're up to the challenge?
all be over soon.
ANGELUS (to pre-vamp)
Drusilla: Tell me your sins.
D: . . . I
try to be pure in His sight. I don’t want to be an evil
A: Oh, hush, child. The Lord has a
plan for all creatures. Even a
D: . . . What can I do?
Fulfill His plan, child. Be evil. Just give
A: God is watching you.
to W: You really are a good
B: It's not that
WHISTLER to ANGEL: And the look
says… Crazy Homeless Guy.
W to A: . . .
you could go either way.
W to A: You can become
someone . . . Someone to be counted.
There isn’t much time. You must come with me.
Your destiny awaits.
BUFFY: I don't have a destiny. I'm destiny-free,
A to W: I want to learn from
SPIKE (sing-song): Someone wasn't
WHISTLER (V.O.) : Bottom line
is, even if you see ’em coming,
you’re not ready for
the big moments.
The big moments are going
to come. It's what you do after that
So what are we? Helpless? Puppets? No.
The big moments are
going to come. You can’t help
that. It’s what you do afterwards
that counts. That’s
when you find out who you are.
I JUST WATCHED SEASON 2 FINALE (parts 1
& 2) . . . SELECTED NOTES (PART 2)
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 4:09
WHISTLER to BUFFY: What are you
prepared to give up?
SPIKE to BUFFY: I
want to save the world.
SPIKE to BUFFY:
I'm all you've got.
B to MOM: I'm a
M: Are you sure you're a
slayer. Have you tried not being a slayer?
It's just fate, Mom. I'm the slayer. Accept
B: No, it doesn’t stop! It never stops! Do
you think I chose to be
like this? Do you have any
idea how lonely it is? How
dangerous? I would love to
be upstairs watching TV or gossiping
about boys or—
god!— even studying! But I have to save the world…
B: Open your
M: This is insane. Buffy, you need
B: I’m not crazy!
Do you see my resolve face?
ANGELUS to B:
Now that’s everything, huh? No weapons… no friends…
Take all that away… and what’s
Close your eyes.
AND NOW IT IS SATURDAY IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 18, 2002, 3:04
FTTC--Formal Tea Time
Communication--AMENDMENT TO ON-SITE INSPECTION
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 11:51 PM
After careful review
of the environmental guidelines and directions kindly
provided by FP, the C wishes to amend clause two of said
Due to an unexpected-last-minute-surprise
allergy to plastic wrap, the investigator was instructed
by the C to ignore clause 2 and instead use clever
disguise to blend in. The investigator shall look
ordinary and tired, but smile at times to confuse the
In addition, due to words of likely
breaches in security and confidentiality of the
investigation, the C representative will be closely
accompanied by a CIA-trained bodyguard. Any attempts by
Tea Time organizer(s) to enter in direct contact with
the investigator and/or her lethal companion will be
considered unacceptable behavior and will be severely
punished by an intense raising of eye-brows on the part
of the ladies of the C. Beware!
insignificant messages may be left by the investigator,
or not. FP and his friends are urged NOT to read
This message was spondered by the forces of
Darkness, namely Macy's and Evian.
Dated: May 17,
Signed: SL, your friendly neighborhood
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 11:04 PM
How good to hear from
you!! We thought we had lost you forever in cyber-space!
I'm sorry to hear you've not had the best times lately.
Come back to the friendly C where you know you are much
loved. We need you more than ever in these final days of
Good night and have a peaceful
Forensic Popouri, I'm sorry that I've
neglected my Tea Time duties.
glow - May 17, 2002, 9:15
says no cookies for me and now Dru says no tea.
<pout> It just has not been my
Hiya everyone; Forensic Popouri, SNL,
prunehilda, VR, and Yelnif. I'm going to try and play
catch up on Sunday and hopefully, hopefully, join all of
you for a cuppa' on Monday. <glow crosses her
Must dash now, I've got to go create
a personal birthday card for a friend. I call them glow
cards, my trademark. <smile> Why I'm sharing this
personal information with you, I don't know? I guess
lack of sleep allows me to type the most insignificant
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 8:37 PM
Taunt all you want...
<eg> In any event, the "guilty" thank you for all
this personal attention!
Have a nice week-end.
Just a quick end of Friday afternoon note
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 8:27
hearts. <sincere smile>
I'm grateful for
the weekend's peace . . . so I can truly spend
with your voices . . . the verse of course,
but I also want to read everything
for the past few days again.
AS USUAL . . .
I'll be marking the daily transitions at midnight. And
I'll add a couple of COLLAGE notes.
Have a wonderful weekend. . . Especially
SL who I hope to see
on the evening news.
<ewg> I love taunting the guilty.
Just going to throw this out there before
prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 7:02
Xander , can you say
If Buffy was a good friend true she
have laid it on the line. Told X up
it's up to him to mend his ways. He could
bow down and then perhaps he'd get his
B should have kick'd his a** up to the moon
and back,told him to cut that act of jerk.
I have Anya's back this time buffoon
so you had best
wipe off that silly smirk.
And then the rest of
them should follow suit.
If they love him and care as
much as they
pretend they can't neglect he's been a
Then X can move on to a brand new
Oh, Xander likes to play good guy but
needs so much more than tea and
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 6:14 PM
And I thought I
was sneaky! <smile of the day>
GENERAL COMMENT to no one in particular
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 6:09
SL "pretends" to know
many things, in a futile attempt to
ThePowersThatTea (and their representatives)
revealing said information. But that's what
you'd expect from a
sneaky IP lawyer. <g>
(NOTE: We are not talking Iambic
FTTC (repost due to html error) re
REQUEST for PORTAL SITE INSPECTION
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 6:04
(and well-stated) request has been agreed to
ThePowersThatTea. The environmental team has
provided these rules
to guarantee your safety, and to
prevent contamination of the rest of
RULES FOR SITE VISIT
possible biohazard if direct (as distinct from
contact is made with PORTAL SITE GAS .
. . the following rules
are in place for RL
(1) Go to statue (of Santa
Monica) at the end of Wilshire Blvd.
all clothing and coat body with sunblock.
with clear plastic wrap. (Leave all clothing
as an offering to any homeless person who needs
(3) Proceed south along top of cliff
walkway to stairs down.
Follow steps down to
foot traffic overpass.
Cross over P.C.H. Come
Walk north (toward Malibu)
approximately 15 yards
and then turn left..and begin
walking across sand
toward the Pacific
(4) Approximately 25 yards from the
begin your inspection of the Portal
NOTE: FP ROBOT may or may not be
there to assist you.
But Santa Monica Police
wil be able to answer any questions you may have.
PLEASE report your findings here when
you return. <helpful smile>
Yes... I agree...
VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 5:49
A PREVIEW POST FEATURE
would be lovely! BTW, FP: actually I have an inkling of
what my initials stand for in your vision -- but the
credit there goes to SL -- she guessed right away.
You know . . . I was just thinking that
I'd REALLY like NEXTLEFT to add a PREVIEW POST
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 5:41
POSTCARDS FROM FORENSICPOPOURI (part
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 5:32
Thank you for a good night sleep. And for
answering the prayers
of those who asked that I be
inpired to get those 4 sonnets done . . . even though I
put them off
until I got up this morning. Forgive me
for being flippant, . . . but, well, if anybody knows me
you do. . . . I hope. . . . I'm on the list
RESPONSES COVER . . . FROM AND NOW IT'S
THURSDAY . . .
TO AND NOW IT'S FRIDAY.
. . . (i.,e. posts after midnight will be responded
TO ALL - 4.
C/SL (RE FTTC ON-SITE INSPECTION REQUEST) - Due
to possible biohazard if direct
(as distinct from
virtual) contact is made with PORTAL SITE GAS . . . the
are in place for RL site inspiection.
(1) Go to statue (of Santa Monica) at the end of
(2) Remove all clothing and coat body
with sunblock. Wrap said body with clear plastic
(Leave all clothing as an offering to
any homeless person who needs them.
south along top of cliff walkway to stairs down. Follow
steps down to foot traffic
overpass. Cross over
P.C.H. Come down stairs. Walk north (toward Malibu)
15 yards . . and then turn left.. .
and begin walking across sand toward the Pacific.
Approximately 25 yards from the Pacific Ocean, begin
your inspection of the Portal site.
NOTE: FP ROBOT
may or may not be there to assist you. But Santa Monica
be able to answer any questions you may
have. PLEASE report your findings here when
return. This ought to be really, really good.
POSTCARDS FROM FORENSICPOPOURI (PART
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 5:31
TO "C" - The
rank cronyism that protects the flagrant
absenteeism of DE<./b>
has been noted in the
C-Files. (comes 16 letters before you-know-what)
TO YS - Toys.
TO BK - "Black Kevlar" protects
you from ever having to say you're sorry.
ALSO: I will be on the lookout for
prunehilda impersonators from now on. I promise.
DE Dru says no Tea for you. You must turn your
back while we play. <g>
TO SL - (1)
Show offs? Pikers. I'll show you show-off. Oh, yeah, I
AND BTW . . . I don't
believe you know what you understand what you said you
TO VR - My choice of the
initial V.R. for you were based
you wrote. A very straightforward translation of your
I'll bet you'll never figure out what they
were. <g> P.S. Dark Angel
ORATOR at the end . . . puts her in a higher hero
What is the diff'rence
between a "C"
and a "C"
perhaps if you write a
sonnet about it, it will help you figure it
DELAY (Careful Processing of Your Posts .
. . requires another half hour). 5:30
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 4:57
FROM FORENSIC POETRY delayed until 5:30 PM
DELAY - FP'S POSTCARDS WILL BE DELAYED
ONE HOUR (UNTIL 5:00 PM BRONZE)
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 4:00
But the sonnets are
up on time. <smile>