Date   

November PUNY traffic

portagecreek
 

This November PUNY recorded 195 posts. That is the most in any month since Nov of 2014! Frankly, I suspect that Lee is a major part of the upward trend and we don't know how much personal punning exchanged with the rogues from Gary / Cyn.

Garrison looks a lot like his his father.

Fodder is sometimes actually shocking!

GR


Re: PUNY FAQs

Lee Jackson
 

First off, I have discovered what happened with your message, Lars. Groups.io created a special hashtag called #guidelines for our group (I imagine that's standard procedure) when it sent out the monthly FAQ. This hashtag has a couple of things going for it in its settings:

  • Its effects only last on that topic for a month.
  • It can only be used by Moderators.
  • It can only be replied to by Moderators.

So, in this case, you must have somehow created a new subject line on your third try. That's what got your message through. (Note that I have *disabled* this "feature" so that everyone can reply to the FAQ/guidelines in the future.)

Now, to address the meat on your plate, there was a discussion to bring back PunAmok as a subgroup, but that was tabled. It's now too late to do the Easy Groups Transfer, so we'd have to set it up from scratch. Is that what you're wanting?

As for L&H, I'm not sure what you're wanting, but if it's a FAQ of its own, that's entirely doable. Just establish the document and I'll set it up as a "guidelines" document on your subgroup. Then, once every month, L&H will get its own mailout.

Unless ... you're wanting to include the existence of L&H in the PUNY FAQ? Is that what you want? I guess I could give a nod for the members who had to join PUNY to get to L&H, but I'd rather L&H have its own separate FAQ, not one FAQ that encompasses both groups. Is that what you were talking about?

On 12/2/2019 10:44 AM, Lee Jackson wrote:

I don't know what happened with the bouncing - at least you got it through. I'll investigate/castigate, then answer at a later date since I just got back from a doctor's office date.

On 12/1/2019 1:04 PM, Lars Hanson wrote:
Unbelievably, this is the third attempt to get this message through!

    The first attempt was a simple reply.  This was rejected because of the hashtag in the subject line.

    The second attempt removed "#guidelines" from the subject line and was sent without any hashtags.  This, too, was rejected because of a hashtag (#) supposedly having been included in the subject line, although there was no such hashtag!  Nor were there any hashtags on the message at all!

    This third attempt has no hashtags in the text or in the subject, and the subject line has been altered entirely.  We shall see if it gets through . . . .

    However, that may be serendipitous, as it has allowed me to expand and amend the text a bit, below.
    
    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Date: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [puny] Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group FAQ / Guidelines Monthly Post
To: <main@puny.groups.io>

A question for all here:

    I thought the current situation was that there are several groups associated with PUNY, each with slightly different casts:

  •     PUNY — The original starting message for PUNY was dated 2 February 1999, and stated:

1.  Welcome to the puny E-Mail Group
 
Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.  

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking. 

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry-related is fair game. 

    This appears to have been the original "mission statement" for the group.  However, over the years, the group has generated some additional lists in order to disentangle punning per se from the annual Pun Off in Austin, Texas.  As currently used, this group seems dedicated primarily to exchanging puns among members.

   It should be noted that PUNY itself sprang from an earlier group with a different name which I no longer remember.

  •     punoff — This group was started on 26 March 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the punoff E-Mail Group
 
This list is for discussing of logistics at the 1999 pun off.

   This group seems to be the one better designated as being dedicated to helping with the annual O. Henry Museum and annual Pun-Off competition in Austin, TX.

  •     PUN-AMOK — This group was started on 13 April 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the pun_amok E-Mail Group
This is a list sPUN off of the PUNY list. It is devoted to topics brought up by our punny exchanges on the PUNY list. The 3rd definition of "run or go amok" is as follows... 
"to become wild or undisciplined".  

Frequently the need arises to discuss a topic outside of the PUNY format...this is the place to do it. 

Tiff

   It appears this group now is pretty much defunct, the last message to it having been posted on 10 November 2015..

  •     pun-pun-pun — a defunct (I.e., unused) administrative site.

    From the FAQ’s it seems the purposes of the PUNY and Pun-Off lists have become entangled once again.  The other lists — Pun-Off, Pun Amok, and Pun-pun-pun — were broken off as separate lists in the 1999 in order to disentangle them from the PUNY list.  Similarly, Limericks ‘n’ Haiku was broken off in 1999 to disentangle it from the PUNY list:
  • Limericks_n_Haiku -- This group was spun off from PUNY on 8 April 1999 with the following message from me:
1Welcome to the limericks_n_haiku E-Mail Group
 
This list is for the many people interested in and amused by limericks, haiku, or tanka. The purpose of this list is the development, promotion, and exchange of limericks and haiku. Such poems may be original or already published. Adult limericks must be so marked.  

This list is the result of a spate of limericks appearing on the PUNY (Punsters United Nearly Yearly, to subscribe, send a blank e-mail to puny-subscribe@...), which indicated an interest in limericks. 

   
With the shift of list hosting to groups.io, it seems these other lists should be considered as subgroups of the main PUNY list, each with specific purposes.  Limericks_n_Haiku already has been established as such a separate subgroup, Limericks-n-Haiku.   

    Given the above history, it seems it might be better to tailor the descriptions of each group and subgroup  to match the particular purposes of that group or subgroup.

   Should the PUNY list purpose be amended to reflect these descriptions a bit more accurately?  
Or are my recollection and thinking completely off here?

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

======================

On Dec 1, 2019, at 08:32, main@puny.groups.io Group Moderators <main@puny.groups.io> wrote:

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group
Frequently Asked Questions / Group Guidelines

=====================================================

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
PUNY group Administrangler

Document created December 13, 2003
Revision 1.0 created February 6, 2004
Current Revision (2.0) created November 6, 2019

=====================================================

Table of Contents

I. Group Description
II. Common Questions
III. Rogue Riddles
IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information
V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

=====================================================

I. Group Description

-----------------------------------------------------

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking.

The P.U.N.Y. group was hosted on Yahoo! Groups for what seems like an eternity (really, there has been no official date count). However, it was transitioned to Groups.io beginning on October 18, 2019, and was officially opened for discussion on Groups.io on November 4, 2019.

Group discussions shall include P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter. Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG level if you join. ;)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems with any of this, please notify the group Administrangler.

=====================================================

II. Common Questions

-----------------------------------------------------

Q. I'm getting duplicate messages. Can you help me stop this?

A. Sure! From the Groups.io FAQ: "To turn off duplicate emails, log into your account. Then look for the dropdown in the top right corner of the page, which will be either your name or email address. Click that and then click Account. From your Account page, click the Preferences sidebar tab. Look for the 'I always want copies of my own messages' checkbox and uncheck that. Then click the Update Preferences button."

Q. How do I set up a signature for my account?

A. Again, quoting from the Groups.io FAQ: "To set a signature for your account, go to the Subscription page for your group (it's the 'Subscription' tab in the left hand sidebar when viewing your group). On the subscription page, look for the 'Use Signature For Web Posting' checkbox and check that. Then you will be able to add a signature. Once complete, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes."

Q. Where is this magical Groups.io FAQ you keep quoting?

A. I'm glad you asked. It's at https://groups.io/static/help#faq . You can always access the Groups.io help system by clicking on the Help button in the upper right corner of the screen when you're logged in to your Groups.io account.

=====================================================

III. Rogue Riddles

-----------------------------------------------------

By far, the most popular feature of the PUNY list is the Rogue Riddle. As of this writing, riddle number 997 had just finished. For a smooth experience, there are a few guidelines you should follow:

1. Don't use a # symbol in front of the number of the riddle (e.g., #998) in your topic line. Only use the # symbol for hashtags (see item number 2 below). If you use the # symbol in your topic line, your message will be bounced back to you. Remove the offending # symbol and re-send.

2. *DO* put a #RogueRiddle hashtag at the end of your new topic line. Groups.io will read this and will direct all replies to you, and not to the group, assuring that there are no public guesses.

3. When you are ready to discuss the answers, start up another new topic from scratch, *without* the #RogueRiddle hashtag in the topic line. This way, discussion of the answers will go to the group and not to you.

=====================================================

IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information

-----------------------------------------------------

Here are a couple of PUNY and O.Henry Museum related websites of interest:

http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/
https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off

Here are the group e-mail addresses:

Post: main@puny.groups.io
Subscribe: main+subscribe@puny.groups.io
Unsubscribe: main+unsubscribe@puny.groups.io
Group Owner: main+owner@puny.groups.io
Help: main+help@puny.groups.io

=====================================================

V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

-----------------------------------------------------

This FAQ created with VEDIT Pro (64-bit).
VEDIT is Copyright © 1990-2015 (probably later) Greenview Data, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the property of their respective owners. 

Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
https://puny.groups.io/g/main/

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/


Re: PUNY FAQs

Lee Jackson
 

I don't know what happened with the bouncing - at least you got it through. I'll investigate/castigate, then answer at a later date since I just got back from a doctor's office date.

On 12/1/2019 1:04 PM, Lars Hanson wrote:
Unbelievably, this is the third attempt to get this message through!

    The first attempt was a simple reply.  This was rejected because of the hashtag in the subject line.

    The second attempt removed "#guidelines" from the subject line and was sent without any hashtags.  This, too, was rejected because of a hashtag (#) supposedly having been included in the subject line, although there was no such hashtag!  Nor were there any hashtags on the message at all!

    This third attempt has no hashtags in the text or in the subject, and the subject line has been altered entirely.  We shall see if it gets through . . . .

    However, that may be serendipitous, as it has allowed me to expand and amend the text a bit, below.
    
    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Date: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [puny] Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group FAQ / Guidelines Monthly Post
To: <main@puny.groups.io>

A question for all here:

    I thought the current situation was that there are several groups associated with PUNY, each with slightly different casts:

  •     PUNY — The original starting message for PUNY was dated 2 February 1999, and stated:

1.  Welcome to the puny E-Mail Group
 
Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.  

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking. 

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry-related is fair game. 

    This appears to have been the original "mission statement" for the group.  However, over the years, the group has generated some additional lists in order to disentangle punning per se from the annual Pun Off in Austin, Texas.  As currently used, this group seems dedicated primarily to exchanging puns among members.

   It should be noted that PUNY itself sprang from an earlier group with a different name which I no longer remember.

  •     punoff — This group was started on 26 March 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the punoff E-Mail Group
 
This list is for discussing of logistics at the 1999 pun off.

   This group seems to be the one better designated as being dedicated to helping with the annual O. Henry Museum and annual Pun-Off competition in Austin, TX.

  •     PUN-AMOK — This group was started on 13 April 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the pun_amok E-Mail Group
This is a list sPUN off of the PUNY list. It is devoted to topics brought up by our punny exchanges on the PUNY list. The 3rd definition of "run or go amok" is as follows... 
"to become wild or undisciplined".  

Frequently the need arises to discuss a topic outside of the PUNY format...this is the place to do it. 

Tiff

   It appears this group now is pretty much defunct, the last message to it having been posted on 10 November 2015..

  •     pun-pun-pun — a defunct (I.e., unused) administrative site.

    From the FAQ’s it seems the purposes of the PUNY and Pun-Off lists have become entangled once again.  The other lists — Pun-Off, Pun Amok, and Pun-pun-pun — were broken off as separate lists in the 1999 in order to disentangle them from the PUNY list.  Similarly, Limericks ‘n’ Haiku was broken off in 1999 to disentangle it from the PUNY list:
  • Limericks_n_Haiku -- This group was spun off from PUNY on 8 April 1999 with the following message from me:
1Welcome to the limericks_n_haiku E-Mail Group
 
This list is for the many people interested in and amused by limericks, haiku, or tanka. The purpose of this list is the development, promotion, and exchange of limericks and haiku. Such poems may be original or already published. Adult limericks must be so marked.  

This list is the result of a spate of limericks appearing on the PUNY (Punsters United Nearly Yearly, to subscribe, send a blank e-mail to puny-subscribe@...), which indicated an interest in limericks. 

   
With the shift of list hosting to groups.io, it seems these other lists should be considered as subgroups of the main PUNY list, each with specific purposes.  Limericks_n_Haiku already has been established as such a separate subgroup, Limericks-n-Haiku.   

    Given the above history, it seems it might be better to tailor the descriptions of each group and subgroup  to match the particular purposes of that group or subgroup.

   Should the PUNY list purpose be amended to reflect these descriptions a bit more accurately?  
Or are my recollection and thinking completely off here?

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

======================

On Dec 1, 2019, at 08:32, main@puny.groups.io Group Moderators <main@puny.groups.io> wrote:

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group
Frequently Asked Questions / Group Guidelines

=====================================================

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
PUNY group Administrangler

Document created December 13, 2003
Revision 1.0 created February 6, 2004
Current Revision (2.0) created November 6, 2019

=====================================================

Table of Contents

I. Group Description
II. Common Questions
III. Rogue Riddles
IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information
V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

=====================================================

I. Group Description

-----------------------------------------------------

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking.

The P.U.N.Y. group was hosted on Yahoo! Groups for what seems like an eternity (really, there has been no official date count). However, it was transitioned to Groups.io beginning on October 18, 2019, and was officially opened for discussion on Groups.io on November 4, 2019.

Group discussions shall include P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter. Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG level if you join. ;)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems with any of this, please notify the group Administrangler.

=====================================================

II. Common Questions

-----------------------------------------------------

Q. I'm getting duplicate messages. Can you help me stop this?

A. Sure! From the Groups.io FAQ: "To turn off duplicate emails, log into your account. Then look for the dropdown in the top right corner of the page, which will be either your name or email address. Click that and then click Account. From your Account page, click the Preferences sidebar tab. Look for the 'I always want copies of my own messages' checkbox and uncheck that. Then click the Update Preferences button."

Q. How do I set up a signature for my account?

A. Again, quoting from the Groups.io FAQ: "To set a signature for your account, go to the Subscription page for your group (it's the 'Subscription' tab in the left hand sidebar when viewing your group). On the subscription page, look for the 'Use Signature For Web Posting' checkbox and check that. Then you will be able to add a signature. Once complete, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes."

Q. Where is this magical Groups.io FAQ you keep quoting?

A. I'm glad you asked. It's at https://groups.io/static/help#faq . You can always access the Groups.io help system by clicking on the Help button in the upper right corner of the screen when you're logged in to your Groups.io account.

=====================================================

III. Rogue Riddles

-----------------------------------------------------

By far, the most popular feature of the PUNY list is the Rogue Riddle. As of this writing, riddle number 997 had just finished. For a smooth experience, there are a few guidelines you should follow:

1. Don't use a # symbol in front of the number of the riddle (e.g., #998) in your topic line. Only use the # symbol for hashtags (see item number 2 below). If you use the # symbol in your topic line, your message will be bounced back to you. Remove the offending # symbol and re-send.

2. *DO* put a #RogueRiddle hashtag at the end of your new topic line. Groups.io will read this and will direct all replies to you, and not to the group, assuring that there are no public guesses.

3. When you are ready to discuss the answers, start up another new topic from scratch, *without* the #RogueRiddle hashtag in the topic line. This way, discussion of the answers will go to the group and not to you.

=====================================================

IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information

-----------------------------------------------------

Here are a couple of PUNY and O.Henry Museum related websites of interest:

http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/
https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off

Here are the group e-mail addresses:

Post: main@puny.groups.io
Subscribe: main+subscribe@puny.groups.io
Unsubscribe: main+unsubscribe@puny.groups.io
Group Owner: main+owner@puny.groups.io
Help: main+help@puny.groups.io

=====================================================

V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

-----------------------------------------------------

This FAQ created with VEDIT Pro (64-bit).
VEDIT is Copyright © 1990-2015 (probably later) Greenview Data, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the property of their respective owners. 

Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
https://puny.groups.io/g/main/


Re: lettuce alone

portagecreek
 

Depart mint is what airlines give you before a flight.

Fly light is what fireflies  have in their tails.

GR

-----Original Message-----
From: "doug via Groups.Io"
Sent: Dec 2, 2019 10:35 AM
To: main@puny.groups.io
Subject: Re: [puny] lettuce alone

I think the USDA should fire whoever's the head of lettuce Department

Doug S.
============

According to the CDC, lettuce diseases could increase in 2020 and what we're experiencing now is just the tip of the iceberg

Doug Spector
.
============

I couldn’t resist adding a haiku ...

West coast clergy were 
Asked to bless new Romaine crop;
“Dear Lord, lettuce spray ... “

CG

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:


Let’s pin each of you down so there are no mishaps.
Cyn
 
You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!
 
(Erika forgot to sign her name)
 
The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.
 
Cyn
 
 
To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.
 
Here I am One Sagan
 
 
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:
 
 
Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.
 
Gary Hallock
 
=================
 
Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad
 
Doug Spector
 

--
Doug Spector

--
Doug Spector


Re: lettuce alone

doug
 

I think the USDA should fire whoever's the head of lettuce Department

Doug S.
============

According to the CDC, lettuce diseases could increase in 2020 and what we're experiencing now is just the tip of the iceberg

Doug Spector
.
============

I couldn’t resist adding a haiku ...

West coast clergy were 
Asked to bless new Romaine crop;
“Dear Lord, lettuce spray ... “

CG

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:


Let’s pin each of you down so there are no mishaps.
Cyn
 
You guys kale me! Just don't climb up the cliff endive!
 
(Erika forgot to sign her name)
 
The news about the e.coli has leeked out, but there is safe lettuce growing up the mountain if you would scale yon cliff to reach it. The stores are charging raddichio-lous prices for produce but come and put your best Bibb on and have a meal with me.
 
Cyn
 
 
To mato or not to mato; that is the question. I have tossed about pondering it, but I am not concerned about a dressing down if I get it wrong.
 
Here I am One Sagan
 
 
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 03:55:29 PM UTC, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:
 
 
Whether or not giving up lettuce will allow you to get a head still Romaines to be seen. There is not a lot of salad evidence.
 
Gary Hallock
 
=================
 
Hope everyone heard about the E.coli outbreak and threw away any Romaine lettuce...unless you're wanting a Seizure Salad
 
Doug Spector
 

--
Doug Spector

--
Doug Spector


Re: PUNY FAQs

Lars Hanson
 

Unbelievably, this is the third attempt to get this message through!

    The first attempt was a simple reply.  This was rejected because of the hashtag in the subject line.

    The second attempt removed "#guidelines" from the subject line and was sent without any hashtags.  This, too, was rejected because of a hashtag (#) supposedly having been included in the subject line, although there was no such hashtag!  Nor were there any hashtags on the message at all!

    This third attempt has no hashtags in the text or in the subject, and the subject line has been altered entirely.  We shall see if it gets through . . . .

    However, that may be serendipitous, as it has allowed me to expand and amend the text a bit, below.
    
    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...>
Date: Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [puny] Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group FAQ / Guidelines Monthly Post
To: <main@puny.groups.io>

A question for all here:

    I thought the current situation was that there are several groups associated with PUNY, each with slightly different casts:

  •     PUNY — The original starting message for PUNY was dated 2 February 1999, and stated:

1.  Welcome to the puny E-Mail Group
 
Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.  

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking. 

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry-related is fair game. 

    This appears to have been the original "mission statement" for the group.  However, over the years, the group has generated some additional lists in order to disentangle punning per se from the annual Pun Off in Austin, Texas.  As currently used, this group seems dedicated primarily to exchanging puns among members.

   It should be noted that PUNY itself sprang from an earlier group with a different name which I no longer remember.

  •     punoff — This group was started on 26 March 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the punoff E-Mail Group
 
This list is for discussing of logistics at the 1999 pun off.

   This group seems to be the one better designated as being dedicated to helping with the annual O. Henry Museum and annual Pun-Off competition in Austin, TX.

  •     PUN-AMOK — This group was started on 13 April 1999 by Tiff Wimberly with the following opening message:

1Welcome to the pun_amok E-Mail Group
This is a list sPUN off of the PUNY list. It is devoted to topics brought up by our punny exchanges on the PUNY list. The 3rd definition of "run or go amok" is as follows... 
"to become wild or undisciplined".  

Frequently the need arises to discuss a topic outside of the PUNY format...this is the place to do it. 

Tiff

   It appears this group now is pretty much defunct, the last message to it having been posted on 10 November 2015..

  •     pun-pun-pun — a defunct (I.e., unused) administrative site.

    From the FAQ’s it seems the purposes of the PUNY and Pun-Off lists have become entangled once again.  The other lists — Pun-Off, Pun Amok, and Pun-pun-pun — were broken off as separate lists in the 1999 in order to disentangle them from the PUNY list.  Similarly, Limericks ‘n’ Haiku was broken off in 1999 to disentangle it from the PUNY list:
  • Limericks_n_Haiku -- This group was spun off from PUNY on 8 April 1999 with the following message from me:
1Welcome to the limericks_n_haiku E-Mail Group
 
This list is for the many people interested in and amused by limericks, haiku, or tanka. The purpose of this list is the development, promotion, and exchange of limericks and haiku. Such poems may be original or already published. Adult limericks must be so marked.  

This list is the result of a spate of limericks appearing on the PUNY (Punsters United Nearly Yearly, to subscribe, send a blank e-mail to puny-subscribe@...), which indicated an interest in limericks. 

   
With the shift of list hosting to groups.io, it seems these other lists should be considered as subgroups of the main PUNY list, each with specific purposes.  Limericks_n_Haiku already has been established as such a separate subgroup, Limericks-n-Haiku.   

    Given the above history, it seems it might be better to tailor the descriptions of each group and subgroup  to match the particular purposes of that group or subgroup.

   Should the PUNY list purpose be amended to reflect these descriptions a bit more accurately?  
Or are my recollection and thinking completely off here?

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

======================

On Dec 1, 2019, at 08:32, main@puny.groups.io Group Moderators <main@puny.groups.io> wrote:

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Group
Frequently Asked Questions / Group Guidelines

=====================================================

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
PUNY group Administrangler

Document created December 13, 2003
Revision 1.0 created February 6, 2004
Current Revision (2.0) created November 6, 2019

=====================================================

Table of Contents

I. Group Description
II. Common Questions
III. Rogue Riddles
IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information
V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

=====================================================

I. Group Description

-----------------------------------------------------

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking.

The P.U.N.Y. group was hosted on Yahoo! Groups for what seems like an eternity (really, there has been no official date count). However, it was transitioned to Groups.io beginning on October 18, 2019, and was officially opened for discussion on Groups.io on November 4, 2019.

Group discussions shall include P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter. Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG level if you join. ;)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems with any of this, please notify the group Administrangler.

=====================================================

II. Common Questions

-----------------------------------------------------

Q. I'm getting duplicate messages. Can you help me stop this?

A. Sure! From the Groups.io FAQ: "To turn off duplicate emails, log into your account. Then look for the dropdown in the top right corner of the page, which will be either your name or email address. Click that and then click Account. From your Account page, click the Preferences sidebar tab. Look for the 'I always want copies of my own messages' checkbox and uncheck that. Then click the Update Preferences button."

Q. How do I set up a signature for my account?

A. Again, quoting from the Groups.io FAQ: "To set a signature for your account, go to the Subscription page for your group (it's the 'Subscription' tab in the left hand sidebar when viewing your group). On the subscription page, look for the 'Use Signature For Web Posting' checkbox and check that. Then you will be able to add a signature. Once complete, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes."

Q. Where is this magical Groups.io FAQ you keep quoting?

A. I'm glad you asked. It's at https://groups.io/static/help#faq . You can always access the Groups.io help system by clicking on the Help button in the upper right corner of the screen when you're logged in to your Groups.io account.

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III. Rogue Riddles

-----------------------------------------------------

By far, the most popular feature of the PUNY list is the Rogue Riddle. As of this writing, riddle number 997 had just finished. For a smooth experience, there are a few guidelines you should follow:

1. Don't use a # symbol in front of the number of the riddle (e.g., #998) in your topic line. Only use the # symbol for hashtags (see item number 2 below). If you use the # symbol in your topic line, your message will be bounced back to you. Remove the offending # symbol and re-send.

2. *DO* put a #RogueRiddle hashtag at the end of your new topic line. Groups.io will read this and will direct all replies to you, and not to the group, assuring that there are no public guesses.

3. When you are ready to discuss the answers, start up another new topic from scratch, *without* the #RogueRiddle hashtag in the topic line. This way, discussion of the answers will go to the group and not to you.

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IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information

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Here are a couple of PUNY and O.Henry Museum related websites of interest:

http://punpunpun.com
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/
https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off

Here are the group e-mail addresses:

Post: main@puny.groups.io
Subscribe: main+subscribe@puny.groups.io
Unsubscribe: main+unsubscribe@puny.groups.io
Group Owner: main+owner@puny.groups.io
Help: main+help@puny.groups.io

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V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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This FAQ created with VEDIT Pro (64-bit).
VEDIT is Copyright © 1990-2015 (probably later) Greenview Data, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the property of their respective owners. 

Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
https://puny.groups.io/g/main/


Re: Rogue Riddle # 1000

Steve Wilson
 

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From: main@puny.groups.io <main@puny.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia MacGregor
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2019 3:26 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle # 1000

 

Yep – this is Rogue # 1000. If my computer’s math didn’t fail me, that means we have been playing this game for 19-1/4 years, 19-1/4 almost-consecutive weekends, less the Pun-Off weekend on a couple of years, if memory serves—and I think in this case it does.

 

OK—let’s get to it.

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

I really like the new-style riddles, and I have one written and ready to launch the NEXT time it’s on me to host, but I thought that for this, the one-thousandth Rogue, I should follow Gary’s lead and go retro. So give me the punned song title this short tale suggests:

 

It was a gusty day on the world-famous river. The Nordic tourists lifted their glasses in a toast—but they didn’t want their toast buttered. Then one of them began singing the old classic, “There’s a Small Hotel.”

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


Rogue Riddle 1000 #RogueRiddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I goofed—I put a hashtag before the “1000” in the subject line when I sent this out around 3:30 AM. Re-sending w/o the hashtag

 

Yep – this is Rogue # 1000. If my computer’s math didn’t fail me, that means we have been playing this game for 19-1/4 years, 19-1/4 almost-consecutive weekends, less the Pun-Off weekend on a couple of years, if memory serves—and I think in this case it does.

 

OK—let’s get to it.

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

I really like the new-style riddles, and I have one written and ready to launch the NEXT time it’s on me to host, but I thought that for this, the one-thousandth Rogue, I should follow Gary’s lead and go retro. So give me the punned song title this short tale suggests:

 

It was a gusty day on the world-famous river. The Nordic tourists lifted their glasses in a toast—but they didn’t want their toast buttered. Then one of them began singing the old classic, “There’s a Small Hotel.”

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


PreDawn

Cynthia MacGregor
 


[Editor’s note: I was always a reluctant subscriber to the “new quips at the top” system for PUNY posts but since the rest of the world seemed compelled to stack them this way, I eventually fell in line. In the case of Limerick story threads, I sometimes still will go back and re-stack them for better presentation. In the case of these free association threads, (a.k.a. “Double Petunias) it also makes far more sense to present them in a top to bottom format, thus I have reworked this current one below. 

 

Since I was forced to go back in and attempt a “repair” of this quickly splintered exercise, I’m hereby offering my own additions to both Doug’s and Cyn’s branch, effectively creating parallel threads. If the next player would like to attempt to bring these back together in some efficient and humorous way, I’d be satisfied to play on just a single trail. Otherwise, feel free to add to either or both and we’ll see what happens.]

 

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.

 

 

 

(clipped text)

 

Cyn 

 

==============

 

Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

 

Doug S.

 

======================

 

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 

 

Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.

 

Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.

 

“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.

 

Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.

 

Facebook is the most logical reading position.

 

Position is usually just a misdemeanor.

 

Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.

 

Display on words could easily go on all weekend.

 

Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

 

Who is next?

 

Gary Hallock

 

 =================

 

Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"

 

Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill

 

Doug

 

=============

 

[Gary’s continuation of Doug’s branch]

 

I tread-millions of variations but just couldn’t come up with a way to make going to the gym exciting.

 

An ex sighting usually makes people walk the other direction.

 

A die erection will leave you a little stiff. 

 

A “littles tiff” is how Munchkins might describe a family brawl.

 

A “Ly brawl” likely be compatible with a Capricorn. 

 

Gary Hallock

 

Next? 

 

======================

 



 

Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.

 

Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school

 

Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel

 

“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”

 

A round deer is one who eats a lot

 

Salad is very leafy

 

Leave fees out of the discussion

 

Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed

 

A loud noise can be very scary

 

 

 

Cyn – who’s next

 

===============

 

[Gary continuing Cyn’s branch]

 

It’s Scary who started this game and now it’ll be up to him to repair it.

 

“Reparrot” is what you may need to do when you have a broken cockatiel.

 

“Cockateal” is a fairly normal condition for the Incredible Hulk.

 

“Ink readable Hallock” might be a good title for my autobiography.

 

Gary Hallock

 

Next?

 

==============

 

Speaking of autobiography ... as the geometry teacher said, "I auto buy a graph."

 

Jim

 

==============

 

I auto known better than to suppose everyone could instantly recognize the rules of this exercise.

 

The sex or size are two things that definitely matter to many organists.

 

Oregon is a state of mind for many people.

 

Mini Pay Pal accounts are useful for minor expenses.

 

Expenses will be leaving the vice presidency soon.

 

Next?

 

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder 

===========

Sooner or later people will recognize how this exercise is played.

 

Play dough can be used to make a lot of objects.

 

"Ah object, yo Honor, to these proceedings."

 

Pro-seedings is a no-brainer for a farmer.

 

Far more people should join this thread.

 

Jim

===========

 

Tread lightly on other people’s feelings.

 

Fillings coming out? See your dental practitioner.

 

Shun ‘er if she spreads rumors.

 

More so if the rumors are about yourself.

 

Your shelf in the bookcase is in danger of collapsing.

 

Cyn

 

next?

 

 

 

 

 


Rogue Riddle 1000 #RogueRiddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Yep – this is Rogue # 1000. If my computer’s math didn’t fail me, that means we have been playing this game for 19-1/4 years, 19-1/4 almost-consecutive weekends, less the Pun-Off weekend on a couple of years, if memory serves—and I think in this case it does.

 

OK—let’s get to it.

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

I really like the new-style riddles, and I have one written and ready to launch the NEXT time it’s on me to host, but I thought that for this, the one-thousandth Rogue, I should follow Gary’s lead and go retro. So give me the punned song title this short tale suggests:

 

It was a gusty day on the world-famous river. The Nordic tourists lifted their glasses in a toast—but they didn’t want their toast buttered. Then one of them began singing the old classic, “There’s a Small Hotel.”

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

James Ertner
 

[Editor’s note: I was always a reluctant subscriber to the “new quips at the top” system for PUNY posts but since the rest of the world seemed compelled to stack them this way, I eventually fell in line. In the case of Limerick story threads, I sometimes still will go back and re-stack them for better presentation. In the case of these free association threads, (a.k.a. “Double Petunias) it also makes far more sense to present them in a top to bottom format, thus I have reworked this current one below. 

Since I was forced to go back in and attempt a “repair” of this quickly splintered exercise, I’m hereby offering my own additions to both Doug’s and Cyn’s branch, effectively creating parallel threads. If the next player would like to attempt to bring these back together in some efficient and humorous way, I’d be satisfied to play on just a single trail. Otherwise, feel free to add to either or both and we’ll see what happens.]

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.

 

(clipped text)

Cyn 

==============

Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.

======================

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 

Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.

Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.

“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.

Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.

Facebook is the most logical reading position.

Position is usually just a misdemeanor.

Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.

Display on words could easily go on all weekend.

Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

Who is next?

Gary Hallock

 =================

Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"

Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill

Doug

=============

[Gary’s continuation of Doug’s branch]

I tread-millions of variations but just couldn’t come up with a way to make going to the gym exciting.

An ex sighting usually makes people walk the other direction.

A die erection will leave you a little stiff. 

A “littles tiff” is how Munchkins might describe a family brawl.

A “Ly brawl” likely be compatible with a Capricorn. 

Gary Hallock

Next? 

======================



Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.

Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school

Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel

“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”

A round deer is one who eats a lot

Salad is very leafy

Leave fees out of the discussion

Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed

A loud noise can be very scary

 

Cyn – who’s next

===============

[Gary continuing Cyn’s branch]

It’s Scary who started this game and now it’ll be up to him to repair it.

“Reparrot” is what you may need to do when you have a broken cockatiel.

“Cockateal” is a fairly normal condition for the Incredible Hulk.

“Ink readable Hallock” might be a good title for my autobiography.

Gary Hallock

Next?

==============

Speaking of autobiography ... as the geometry teacher said, "I auto buy a graph."

Jim

==============

I auto known better than to suppose everyone could instantly recognize the rules of this exercise.

The sex or size are two things that definitely matter to many organists.

Oregon is a state of mind for many people.

Mini Pay Pal accounts are useful for minor expenses.

Expenses will be leaving the vice presidency soon.

Next?

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder
===========
Sooner or later people will recognize how this exercise is played.

Play dough can be used to make a lot of objects.

"Ah object, yo Honor, to these proceedings."

Pro-seedings is a no-brainer for a farmer.

Far more people should join this thread.

Jim
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Re: Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

gary hallock
 




On Nov 30, 2019, at 4:49 PM, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:


[Editor’s note: I was always a reluctant subscriber to the “new quips at the top” system for PUNY posts but since the rest of the world seemed compelled to stack them this way, I eventually fell in line. In the case of Limerick story threads, I sometimes still will go back and re-stack them for better presentation. In the case of these free association threads, (a.k.a. “Double Petunias) it also makes far more sense to present them in a top to bottom format, thus I have reworked this current one below. 

Since I was forced to go back in and attempt a “repair” of this quickly splintered exercise, I’m hereby offering my own additions to both Doug’s and Cyn’s branch, effectively creating parallel threads. If the next player would like to attempt to bring these back together in some efficient and humorous way, I’d be satisfied to play on just a single trail. Otherwise, feel free to add to either or both and we’ll see what happens.]


ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
 
(clipped text)

Cyn 
==============
Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.
======================

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 
Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.
Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.
“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.
Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.
Facebook is the most logical reading position.
Position is usually just a misdemeanor.
Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.
Display on words could easily go on all weekend.
Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

Who is next?

Gary Hallock
 =================

Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"
Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill

Doug

=============

[Gary’s continuation of Doug’s branch]

I tread-millions of variations but just couldn’t come up with a way to make going to the gym exciting.
An ex sighting usually makes people walk the other direction.
A die erection will leave you a little stiff. 
A “littles tiff” is how Munchkins might describe a family brawl.
A “Ly brawl” likely be compatible with a Capricorn. 

Gary Hallock

Next? 
======================


Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.

Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school

Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel

“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”

A round deer is one who eats a lot

Salad is very leafy

Leave fees out of the discussion

Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed

A loud noise can be very scary

 

Cyn – who’s next

===============


[Gary continuing Cyn’s branch]


It’s Scary who started this game and now it’ll be up to him to repair it.

“Reparrot” is what you may need to do when you have a broken cockatiel.

“Cockateal” is a fairly normal condition for the Incredible Hulk.

“Ink readable Hallock” might be a good title for my autobiography.


Gary Hallock


Next?

==============

Speaking of autobiography ... as the geometry teacher said, "I auto buy a graph."

Jim

==============

I auto known better than to suppose everyone could instantly recognize the rules of this exercise.
The sex or size are two things that definitely matter to many organists.
Oregon is a state of mind for many people.
Mini Pay Pal accounts are useful for minor expenses.
Expenses will be leaving the vice presidency soon.

Next?

_._,_._,_

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

James Ertner
 

On November 30, 2019, at 2:49 PM, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

>
>
>[Editor’s note: I was always a reluctant subscriber to the “new quips at the top” system for PUNY posts but since the rest of the world seemed compelled to stack them this way, I eventually fell in line. In the case of Limerick story threads, I sometimes still will go back and re-stack them for better presentation. In the case of these free association threads, (a.k.a. “Double Petunias) it also makes far more sense to present them in a top to bottom format, thus I have reworked this current one below. 
>
>Since I was forced to go back in and attempt a “repair” of this quickly splintered exercise, I’m hereby offering my own additions to both Doug’s and Cyn’s branch, effectively creating parallel threads. If the next player would like to attempt to bring these back together in some efficient and humorous way, I’d be satisfied to play on just a single trail. Otherwise, feel free to add to either or both and we’ll see what happens.]
>
>ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
>

>
>(clipped text)
>
>Cyn 
>
>==============
>
>Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?
>
>Doug S.
>
>======================
>
>“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 
>
>Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.
>
>Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.
>
>“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.
>
>Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.
>
>Facebook is the most logical reading position.
>
>Position is usually just a misdemeanor.
>
>Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.
>
>Display on words could easily go on all weekend.
>
>Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 
>
>Who is next?
>
>Gary Hallock
>
> =================
>
>Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"
>
>Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill
>
>Doug
>
>=============
>
>[Gary’s continuation of Doug’s branch]
>
>I tread-millions of variations but just couldn’t come up with a way to make going to the gym exciting.
>
>An ex sighting usually makes people walk the other direction.
>
>A die erection will leave you a little stiff. 
>
>A “littles tiff” is how Munchkins might describe a family brawl.
>
>A “Ly brawl” likely be compatible with a Capricorn. 
>
>Gary Hallock
>
>Next? 
>
>======================
>
>
>
>Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.
>
>Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school
>
>Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel
>
>“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”
>
>A round deer is one who eats a lot
>
>Salad is very leafy
>
>Leave fees out of the discussion
>
>Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed
>
>A loud noise can be very scary
>

>
>Cyn – who’s next
>
>===============
>
>[Gary continuing Cyn’s branch]
>
>It’s Scary who started this game and now it’ll be up to him to repair it.
>
>“Reparrot” is what you may need to do when you have a broken cockatiel.
>
>“Cockateal” is a fairly normal condition for the Incredible Hulk.
>
>“Ink readable Hallock” might be a good title for my autobiography.
>
>Gary Hallock
>
>Next?
>
>Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder
============
Speaking of autobiography ... as the geometry teacher said, "I auto buy a graph."

Jim
============= >


Re: Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

gary hallock
 

[Editor’s note: I was always a reluctant subscriber to the “new quips at the top” system for PUNY posts but since the rest of the world seemed compelled to stack them this way, I eventually fell in line. In the case of Limerick story threads, I sometimes still will go back and re-stack them for better presentation. In the case of these free association threads, (a.k.a. “Double Petunias) it also makes far more sense to present them in a top to bottom format, thus I have reworked this current one below. 

Since I was forced to go back in and attempt a “repair” of this quickly splintered exercise, I’m hereby offering my own additions to both Doug’s and Cyn’s branch, effectively creating parallel threads. If the next player would like to attempt to bring these back together in some efficient and humorous way, I’d be satisfied to play on just a single trail. Otherwise, feel free to add to either or both and we’ll see what happens.]


ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
 
(clipped text)

Cyn 
==============
Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.
======================

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 
Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.
Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.
“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.
Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.
Facebook is the most logical reading position.
Position is usually just a misdemeanor.
Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.
Display on words could easily go on all weekend.
Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

Who is next?

Gary Hallock
 =================

Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"
Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill

Doug

=============

[Gary’s continuation of Doug’s branch]

I tread-millions of variations but just couldn’t come up with a way to make going to the gym exciting.
An ex sighting usually makes people walk the other direction.
A die erection will leave you a little stiff. 
A “littles tiff” is how Munchkins might describe a family brawl.
A “Ly brawl” likely be compatible with a Capricorn. 

Gary Hallock

Next? 
======================


Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.

Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school

Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel

“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”

A round deer is one who eats a lot

Salad is very leafy

Leave fees out of the discussion

Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed

A loud noise can be very scary

 

Cyn – who’s next

===============


[Gary continuing Cyn’s branch]


It’s Scary who started this game and now it’ll be up to him to repair it.

“Reparrot” is what you may need to do when you have a broken cockatiel.

“Cockateal” is a fairly normal condition for the Incredible Hulk.

“Ink readable Hallock” might be a good title for my autobiography.


Gary Hallock


Next?



_._,_._,_

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

Cynthia MacGregor
 

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 

Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.

Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.

“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.

Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.

Facebook is the most logical reading position.

Position is usually just a misdemeanor.

Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.

Display on words could easily go on all weekend.

Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

 

Gary

 

Drift is the space between the politically differing cousins.

Cussins is what isn’t allowed in school

Ins cool is the overly air-conditioned small hotel

“Ho, tell me if the cops are tough around here”

A round deer is one who eats a lot

Salad is very leafy

Leave fees out of the discussion

Dis cussin’ is what I already told you isn’t allowed

A loud noise can be very scary

 

Cyn – who’s next?


Re: Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

doug
 

Drifters was a famous 60's band with their big hit "Under the Boardwalk"
Bored Walk is what happens when you get tired on the treadmill

Doug
=============
“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 
Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.
Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.
“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.
Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.
Facebook is the most logical reading position.
Position is usually just a misdemeanor.
Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.
Display on words could easily go on all weekend.
Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

Who is next?

Gary Hallock
 =================

Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.
=======================

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
 
(clipped text)

Cyn



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

--
Doug Spector


Re: Pre-Dawn (Was RR1000 warning)

gary hallock
 

“Toney Orlando” is the neighborhood where the posh folks reside in that town just northeast of Tampa. 
Tampa is what you might lose when someone raises your hackles.
Hackles is what the audience gives a poor performance on a stage.
“Honest age” is something you’re unlikely to get out of a person of vain demeanor.
Demeanor you treat someone, the more likely they are to unfollow you on Facebook.
Facebook is the most logical reading position.
Position is usually just a misdemeanor.
Mist demeanor is the attitude Jack Frost might normally display.
Display on words could easily go on all weekend.
Weekend work on this thread together, if you get my drift. 

Who is next?

Gary Hallock
 =================

Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.
=======================

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
 
(clipped text)

Cyn



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Rogue Warning (I sent it to the wrong PUNY address last time--still learning this new system)

doug
 

Isn't "pre-Dawn" Tony Orlando?

Doug S.
=======================


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...>
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 11:26 am
Subject: [puny] Rogue Warning (I sent it to the wrong PUNY address last time--still learning this new system)

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.
 
While I favor the new-style riddles, in honor of this being the first four-digit riddle, it is a traditional-style one, as was Leerless’s last week. I have a new-style one also locked and loaded and ready for the next time I am first to bingo a Rogue.
 
Bee wear.
Cyn
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
Pass a smile along

--
Doug Spector


Rogue Warning (I sent it to the wrong PUNY address last time--still learning this new system)

Cynthia MacGregor
 

ROGUE RIDDLE 1000 has been locked and loaded since last Sunday, when Gary told me I was the winner. It will be unleashed in the pre-dawn hours of tomorrow.

 

While I favor the new-style riddles, in honor of this being the first four-digit riddle, it is a traditional-style one, as was Leerless’s last week. I have a new-style one also locked and loaded and ready for the next time I am first to bingo a Rogue.

 

Bee wear.

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Rogue Riddle 8 (ANSWERED)

gary hallock
 



Begin forwarded message:

From: The Hallock Entity <c.hallock@...>
Subject: Rogue Riddle #8 (ANSWERED)
Date: August 20, 2000 at 4:22:46 PM CDT

Hey everyone! Remember last week's rogue riddle? Here it is again for your reading pleasure accompanied by the lively edited exchange of messages between our winning guesser and mine truly. Hope you find this re-creation to be a simulating exercise. 

G.H. 
========================

Rogue Riddle #8

Before there was "My Fair Lady" there was "Pygmalion." No, not the Chauvinist swine who wrote the James Bond novels, I'm talking about the G.B.Shaw play that takes its name from Greek mythology. Shaw's play was inspired by Ovid's story, "Metamorphoses," wherein Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, sculpted an ivory statue of a beautiful woman and then fell in love with it. In answer to his prayers Aphrodite gave life to the statue, whom Pygmalion called Galatea. Although he might have been charged with statutory rape, they supposedly they lived happily ever after.

Just like "My Fair Lady," the story of Pinocchio was also indirectly inspired by the tale of Pygmalion, but probably you never heard the whole story. What Disney never told us was that Pinocchio's creator was a dirty old man, a Geppettophile, who got his kicks from creating anatomically correct puppets. He carved Pinocchio from pin oak ya know, but used stock from a lightweight tropical tree to create his genitalia. He literally had balsa wood and was, of course, blessed with a fairly permanent woody. 

Pervert that he was, Geppetto decided to create a buxom mate for Pinocchio and his red-headed woodpecker. He whittled his little "Galatea" from naughty pine but her ample breasts were carved from a log that had been infested with beetles. In fact some of the insect eggs remained in her chest and were starting to hatch out. Although it seems unlikely, this supposed flaw in her anatomy was not only appreciated by the girl but she actually celebrated it in song. Although this musical number was cut from the Disney version, it was later adapted (with a slightly altered lyric) and used in "My Fair Lady" where the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle did it justice. Name that tune.

The first correct guesser wins the right to author Rogue Riddle #9 next Sunday

GARY HALLOCK <c.hallock@...>

========================================

Okay, how about this: Wooden it beetle larvaly?

--Karen

==============

Considerably closer but still not a slam dunk. Review the circumstances and I'm sure you'll get the extra two points. The same two points that Geppetto was trying to make.

G.H.

======================
Wooden tit beetle larvaly?

--Karen

=======================

Dead center. I couldn't have axed four more.

G.H.

=====================

I guess Galatea's breasts were carved from a pear tree.

--Karen
=========================

For extra credit you can further speculate what wood was used to
carve Galatea's genitalia.

G.H.
=========================

I'm stumped.  It could be wood from a fir tree with a little cherry thrown
in.  Or a tulip tree.  Either way, she must have been poplar with the boys.

--Karen

========================

I'll tell yew but you WILLOW me one. Just don't get too PUSSY with me.

G.H.



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder