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HumbleGumby (With Apologies to Lewis Carroll)
Source: My Fevered Brow | 5/14/2012 | By Lazamataz

Posted on 05/14/2012 7:39:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz

`Twas Freepthon, and the VanityPosts
Were sidebarred into the chattyroom pot.
The servers churnt, the n00bs were toast,
And the Admins KittyZot.


"Beware the HumbleGumby, my son!

The text that rages, the phrases that bit!
Beware the albaby beeber of stune,
And the sleaxy Lazamataz hit."

He took his 'board and mouse in hand
Long time the irrascid foe he sought,
So rested he by the BreakinBar,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in moddish thought he read,
The HumbleGumby, with words of flame,
Came churling through the blarzly thread,
And yarbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The posty blasts went flamy-smack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went triumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the HumbleGumby??
Come to my arms, my troobish noll!
O Freeptious day! JimRob! JohnRob!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas Freepthon, and the VanityPosts
Were sidebarred into the chattyroom pot.
The servers churnt, the n00bs were toast,
And the Admins KittyZot.


TOPICS: Humor; Poetry; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: spiketheball
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If you have been following some of the inside baseball on Free Republic, this will make sense to you. I take no position on the controversy. I can see valid points on both sides. That is all I will say about it on this thread.

THIS THREAD IS NOT INTENDED TO SPARK A HUGE DISCUSSION ABOUT H.G. OR ANYONE ELSE. It's intended to be a silly bit of fun doggeral about the events of the last 48 hours on FR. Enjoy, and please, don't y'all start. :)


1 posted on 05/14/2012 7:40:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

“...soothe my fevered brow..”


2 posted on 05/14/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; Slings and Arrows; Responsibility2nd; doorgunner69; ..
Silly bit of doggerel. Not up to Laz Ping List standards, but fun enough to unofficially call y'all. It's insider-baseball stuff, and if you don't get it, don't sweat it. :)
3 posted on 05/14/2012 7:42:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Apparently I missed all the fun.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 7:43:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOLOL! Well done, dear Laz.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: driftdiver; Lazamataz; humblegunner; shibumi; TheOldLady

It’s all excerpted in my blog. Please click on it!


6 posted on 05/14/2012 7:50:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lazamataz

Brarming, my beamish boy! Calloo!


7 posted on 05/14/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: Larry Lucido

now THATS classic


8 posted on 05/14/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

"Oh, I say, capital bit of humor, wouldn't you agree, Winston?"

"Indoubtedbly, Basil..."

9 posted on 05/14/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Lazamataz

Saw it all as it happened. Didn’t need my input then. Still doesn’t.

The art of poetry altered as satire does. We build up our participation and our hurts too high. It is just through the looking glass and not the real world of our little tribes.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 7:57:39 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL..Thanks for a humor break..Well done.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 7:58:01 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: KC Burke
The art of poetry altered as satire does. We build up our participation and our hurts too high. It is just through the looking glass and not the real world of our little tribes.

Well said!

Um, I think.

Not sure, actually. :)

12 posted on 05/14/2012 7:59:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: driftdiver
Apparently I missed all the fun.

Me too. I always miss the best zots.

13 posted on 05/14/2012 7:59:32 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: driftdiver

Me too. :(


14 posted on 05/14/2012 8:00:50 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: Lazamataz

CUTE
Any news on the car?


15 posted on 05/14/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Lazamataz
Great pic of the HumbleGumby.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 8:04:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: iceskater; mplsconservative; Lazamataz
I did a search and found the threads. Kinda glad I missed it now.

Laz is playing the peacemaker, something we definitely have a need for.

Good show.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 8:05:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NEMDF
Any news on the car?

Nope. Guaranteed, it's probably a frame somewhere, and the engine is being tuned and fitted into a amateur racer as we speak.

18 posted on 05/14/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz; NEMDF

I just bought the engine for my amateur race car. Dang, Laz, when was the last time you changed the oil in this thing??


19 posted on 05/14/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lazamataz
"Come to my arms, my troobish noll!

O Freeptious day! JimRob! JohnRob!'"

OMG, there it is, LOL

Excellent

20 posted on 05/14/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Lazamataz

I remember how hurt I was when Jim pulled a thread of mine about ten years ago. He said “We don’t need this.”

For a few minutes I was hurt and stunned. I left my keyboard and went out to a meeting. When I got back I got a thank you from someone involved. It put it all in perspective and I let it go.

It’s still a good approach.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Lazamataz

My 11-year-old just recited this poem (the original) for a talent show. He was the talk of the show.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: latina4dubya

ping


23 posted on 05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: KC Burke
Realsaxophonist and I were doing political haiku. My second best one was too sexual, it was about Monica Lewinski. It got pulled. I cried, then I died. Well, I tried. Post got fried.

However, my BEST political haiku survived:

Swirling voids of lies,
Well-dressed men telling falsehoods,
Politicians suck.

24 posted on 05/14/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

LMAO!

You’ve outdone yourself.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 8:14:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lazamataz

Holy cow, did you have a car stolen?

Where from, if so?


26 posted on 05/14/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: scripter

I’m pretty sure several people in my family, including me, have this one memorized. You can put so much emotion into a recitation of it without having the slightest idea what you are talking about!


27 posted on 05/14/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Jean S

Ping :)


28 posted on 05/14/2012 8:17:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Hope you got a great deal on the engine, since it is seemingly “used”.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: FreedomPoster

Yup. Thursday night to Friday morn, some time around there. Atlanta GA.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Classic, Laz. ;-)


31 posted on 05/14/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, you are the best! Terrific poem. And outstanding efforts at cooling the temperatures in the aforementioned threads. You were a living example of the tried and true saying ...

No good deed goes unpunished ....

32 posted on 05/14/2012 8:20:42 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Larry Lucido

Check the timing belt, too. I wouldn’t want to see your ‘investment’ go to waste! :)


33 posted on 05/14/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Moe: Did you take a bath?

Shemp: Why is one missing?


34 posted on 05/14/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Lazamataz

Hummm. Well done!


35 posted on 05/14/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Lazamataz

Well you know I know you’re in ATL. I was looking for more detail, since I’m probably the closest FReeper to you geographically. I want to know where I should avoid parking!

And I’m still not on your ping list. ‘Sup wit dat?


36 posted on 05/14/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
Holy crap! Sorry about the miss!

Inside perimeter, along Buford Hwy. But it's all the same everywhere. Crime is wayyyyy up.

37 posted on 05/14/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

This will go down in Freeper Yore
As one of Laz’s finest,
Just when you think he’s hit his peak,
He begins again, his tongue in cheek.


38 posted on 05/14/2012 8:27:43 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

This will go down in Freeper Yore
As one of Laz’s finest,
Just when you think he’s hit his peak,
He goes and breaks the china.


39 posted on 05/14/2012 8:29:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Nipsey Russell would have been proud.


40 posted on 05/14/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lazamataz

BRAVO!


41 posted on 05/14/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Lazamataz

Epic.


42 posted on 05/14/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Lazamataz

Beautimous!

I love haiku.


43 posted on 05/14/2012 8:36:32 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: driftdiver

Thanks.

I’m kind of glad I missed it then. I have enough negativity to deal with as it is.


44 posted on 05/14/2012 8:37:32 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: Lazamataz
Beware the albaby beeber of stune

Sounds like something from "Julius Caesar"! and I just realized I wasn't on the ping list either..

45 posted on 05/14/2012 8:39:13 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: driftdiver; Lazamataz
I did a search and found the threads. Kinda glad I missed it now.

What in the world happened to generate all of these humblegunner threads? Apparently I missed all of the "excitement".

All I found doing a search was humblegunner complaining about blogpimps on FR. Is that what this hoopla is all about?

46 posted on 05/14/2012 8:41:07 AM PDT by nutmeg (Defeat Obama 2012)
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To: Lazamataz

(fake British accent) Jolly good Laz. hip hip and all that ol chap


47 posted on 05/14/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: cardinal4

Gettin you in there now!


48 posted on 05/14/2012 8:52:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: nutmeg; Lazamataz
As near as I can figure out, there were pitchers of beer and pool cues involved, and then when the cops came everyone swore that nothing had happened. And bought beers for one another the next night and it was all back to normal.

At least, I hope that's how it turned out.

Excellent job, by the way, Laz.

49 posted on 05/14/2012 8:56:00 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Lazamataz

*bimp*


50 posted on 05/14/2012 8:56:22 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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