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501. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 3:31:08 PM

...because the words were spoken at an open public meeting I don't suppose we should have any trouble posting--
Shiv sighting, checking reliability of sources.

502. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 7:08:30 PM

Things have been different since I started the cantina. Its a little money engine. I cover costs, take 50% of the net for myself and 50% goes to RASQ. This for 3 hours a day doing something I like to do. Of course I'm not zoned for it, but its a very personal operation. A bit of a secret, if you know what I mean. Things are starting to roll and when they do there's always a chance that those mob muttonheads will show, especially when one is dealing with the extractive industries in Pennsylvania. I have a limit of 10 for lunch, patrons pay what they feel, reservations only. WILKMOD@hotmail.com

503. webfeet - 4/12/2006 8:49:51 PM

Now that Cuelga has been killed off (I shall miss the cooked stringy dogs and piebald mares) how is the orgy to end?

Uzmak, your strangely anachronistic soliloquies..mob muttonheads, Luca Brozzi make me think you should lead the next group endeavor in something like Mob Notebook that could take place in New Jersey.

504. webfeet - 4/12/2006 8:58:01 PM

And the Arab girls? One also stops to wonder what else Yasmine learned at Clarissa's tuition; and Paco, will affirmative action take him to Cambridge or will his checkered past besmirch his restless spirit?

and, Fifi alors? Worked the cosmetic counter at Lancome--or--

Pelle, never doubt yourself. "SOft fruity sounds of a baseball bat" was inspired, really, by any definition.

505. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 10:05:03 PM

Anachronistic? My goodness webbie, you must be on a very very very fast track. Lingowise, anyway, I suppose.

506. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 10:12:27 PM

...also, some would argue that we are, in fact, a bit behind the rest of the country.

507. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 10:26:47 PM

If a man looks like Luca Brazzi and not Joe Peschi or Gandolfini should one not reference Brazzi? If a man looks like a particular 18th century depiction of Christ is it anachronistic to say so?

Muttonhead is anachronistic, but that's my business.

508. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 10:27:55 PM

I always liked "muttonhead".

509. uzmakk - 4/12/2006 10:47:06 PM

Also, Webbie, wrt the soliliquising:
I sort of jumped the gun. I was following Connor's instructions and reading this thread in preparation for a future contribution of exquisite quality and value when I got written into the current communal effort. At least I have a cantina.

510. webfeet - 4/12/2006 11:54:31 PM

You're not serious. You didn't actually follow his instructions? I thought that was Alistair trying to be Jimmy Stewart. "Go back to the beginning, my boy, back to page one" Gosh, let's not stop there. Let's start scraping the ground with sticks like our friends, the hunters and gatherers.

I had to google Luca Brazzi. He must have been a very nice guy. This is a sample from a Luca Brazzi greeting card on The Nonist:

Merry Fuckin’ Christmas!
My gift to you is although you still owe me ninety large, you got until the twenty-sixth before I break your fuckin’ knees and burn down that shithouse you call a diner.

Mob muttonheads is very catchy. We can only look forward to hearing more about them in your next cantina.

511. uzmakk - 4/13/2006 12:40:31 AM

I won't go back to read the post, but my recollection is that Connor's request was an honest and straight forward request for more participation. He mentions five or six moties, I among them. This was a bit before Jenerator started this last story. Are we talking about the same thing? Jimmy Stewart? "Let's start scraping the ground with sticks like our friends, the hunters and gatherers."
Webbie...Webbie...you seem so far away.

512. uzmakk - 4/13/2006 12:51:26 AM

Also, you should google the images page and not the text. Though there are no stills from the Godfather there, there are several pictures of a pitbull named Luca Brazzi who resembles the character.

513. webfeet - 4/13/2006 1:55:25 AM

Getting carried away in this thread must be a novel idea, I know, but I was making a reference with my images of primitive man writing with sticks--to going back to the 'word'. If you're going back as far as the beginning of the thread, then why stop there?

But I see that wasn't the least bit funny.

514. uzmakk - 4/13/2006 10:32:50 AM

Way over my head, Webbie. Way over my head.

515. alistairconnor - 4/13/2006 10:55:55 AM

Just follow your instinct, Uz. The cantina theme has legs. Pennsylvanian quarries, mines and mob, too.

The thing about the cantina is that absolutely anyone can walk in. As long as they are a friend of a friend.

516. Jenerator - 4/13/2006 10:52:10 PM


You *have* to let us know when you are published. Or, you could just tell me and I will keep it a secret.

517. Jenerator - 4/13/2006 10:52:38 PM

Everytime I read something witty coming from New York, I always think it's you.

518. alistairConnor - 4/13/2006 11:08:30 PM

The first hole, dug on Sunday, was unsuccessful. I got down about a metre and knew I must have missed it. On careful reflection, I can see that where it comes out under the wall, it's at an angle, so I should be looking closer in, nearer to the wall of the house.

So here I am, scratching around in the garden at 8 on a Thursday evening. After a while, my pick strikes something hollow. This must be it.

I enlarge the hole, clean up a bit, and lift the big stone. This is what I'm looking for. I've struck... well not exactly gold. It flows fast and, well, not clear at all. Bits of toilet paper, half-disintegrated turds.

According to my plan, I need to excavate enough to insert several two-metre lengths of 100mm PVC tubing, into this ancient stone drain.

It occurs to me : I'm going to be inserting a long, rigid tube into this deep, secret, moist, explicitly cloacal hole in the ground. An unbiased observer would concede that it has to be done. It's the new law : individual houses not connected to a sewer must have normalized sanitation. But still...

What was my last major project? Inserting six metres of flexible stainless steel tubing into the chimney, to line the brick tubing. Again, a legal requirement. Straightforward enough, except that I first had to drop a T-junction down there, to link it up to the stove, and it got stuck halfway. So here am I, up on the roof, poking vigorously with a four metre pole down a sooty hole...

There is no particular reason to tie any of this to the current state of my sex life or psyche. But, gentle reader, if these two episodes were dreams rather than actual real life, how would you interpret them?

519. prolph - 4/14/2006 1:02:32 AM

White haired and wrinkeld Old Patsy sits by the smeaared and dirty window of the atic to try and find out what is going on the street below,The nights have been cold and her blanket is thin. She hopes that soon someone will rember her. She is hungty and hopes someone will remember her and bring her her meals on horesback,

520. uzmakk - 4/14/2006 1:04:21 PM

Connor, I found that post to be very easy reading. Language flowed, no strain, no obvious contrivance, authentic. Stainless pipe and bits of turds. Of course one can be authentic without turds, but not in this case. Can you possibly go anywhere with it? I have not yet read your Gisele stories. Read an installment quite a while ago.

Prolph, can you give us another installment?

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