FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 07:46:07 PST 1997
yeah, i try to avoid the "yuppie" term, because one can be young and have the professional job, yet lack the "me" attitude popularized in the 80s. i've made it a point not to sink to that level. i will never put a work of art (or a copy thereof) on a wall of my home simply because it's a hip artist i'm supposed to like. i only listen to music i enjoy, and i never listen because i'm supposed to like this or that. one must BE, and never just SEEM TO BE. i'll get off this darn soapbox now.


FROM: wb
DATE: Fri Dec 26 07:37:40 PST 1997
"young professional types"***YUPPIES***ACK***, I do not like yuppies. Of course I'll take the scotch, cigars, and a Mercedes would be nice. You can keep the pompous attitude.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 07:27:29 PST 1997
well, i've never been to atlanta, but i'll be there for new year's, so i'll give you the lowdown afterwards. apparently it's a hot place for young professional types, and my friends there say that it is a great time. i'll be in the "cool" part of atlanta next week, so we'll see.


FROM: wb
DATE: Fri Dec 26 07:12:25 PST 1997
I kinda figured that the office space was fairly large. I'm hoping that Robyn will swing by this year, preferably in NYC. I'd kill to see him there (it also gives me a semi-exceptable to visit the greatest city on the North American continent). Which brings me to a question: what's the big deal with Atlanta?


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:59:14 PST 1997
yeah, we have a few floors of an office building. it's not like there's 180 packed in a 2 car garage. yeah, rather warm here too. goddamn you robyn! why won't you announce some US tour dates! ...sorry, had to get that out.


FROM: Spaceman Spiff
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:48:44 PST 1997
180!! Holy crap! we've got 13 in our offices, including the owner. The shop floor is empty. Ahh, nothing like rain on Christmas day. I could get used to this warm weather.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:37:08 PST 1997
well, i have no one but myself to blame, since i chose to work. there seems to be around 7 people in an office of 180 (very rough estimate), so most folks made the wise choice.


FROM: wb
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:22:02 PST 1997
Hello Myk, box o' smokes and some odds n' ends. ok I suppose! Pretty sick having to work on a day like today. Should be against the law, but there is all of four of us here.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:18:04 PST 1997
mornin', willy. was santa good to you?


FROM:
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:16:24 PST 1997
. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!" This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"- Merely this, and nothing more.


FROM: wb
DATE: Fri Dec 26 06:06:29 PST 1997
har har har har har har, dagnaggit work work work, that's all I'm good for around here!


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Fri Dec 26 05:05:57 PST 1997
it sounds like everyone had a fine christmas. i celebrate it tomorrow, due to family schedule conflicts. i'm working today... i wonder if anyone else is? the office is empty, as you can imagine.


FROM: For rOb
DATE: Fri Dec 26 01:07:53 PST 1997
...Diamonds on my windshield...these tears from heaven. I'm pullin' into town on the interstate I got me a steel train in the rain and the wind bites my cheek through the wing and it's these late nights and this freeway flyin' always makes me sing. Always makes me sing.


FROM: A.C.
DATE: Thu Dec 25 21:52:09 PST 1997
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.


FROM: It looks like a Sven
DATE: Thu Dec 25 21:51:04 PST 1997
Re: ! ... I hear ya...or whatever.


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 20:05:10 PST 1997
!


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Thu Dec 25 19:43:43 PST 1997
Yes, Do what thou wilt.


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 18:28:19 PST 1997
Would leave "of my own free will"


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 16:52:41 PST 1997
So, don't forget about me.


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 16:52:05 PST 1997
Can't post much over the next 3 days


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 16:51:27 PST 1997
Forgot to say "Merry Christmas."


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 16:50:22 PST 1997
Would leave him for you.


FROM: my head rattles like a maraca
DATE: Thu Dec 25 15:04:27 PST 1997
Maybe it's something to do with not having had the benefit of a Bo-Deans life at any time. All those meals of Campbell's meat balls, or boil in the bag fish with cat sick for sauce.Christmas time yum.


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 15:00:29 PST 1997
VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 14:59:44 PST 1997
:) LUV U


FROM: wb
DATE: Thu Dec 25 11:23:44 PST 1997
Hmm, a Bo-Deans referance, could be a first for this board. Yes drive sober, the life you save may be someone else's. ho-ho-ho! Yippee- box of Arto Fuente-Canones, how did they know?


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Thu Dec 25 11:18:37 PST 1997
Gee, hooded, I just thought you wanted me to have twice the Christmas spirit as everyone else.


FROM: hooded
DATE: Thu Dec 25 10:42:04 PST 1997
why did that post twice? not that I don't want to wish rOb a merry christmas, but I don't want anyone to think I want anyone to have a more merry christmas than anyone else. Except Enilorac, I wish she'd come back.


FROM: Hooded
DATE: Thu Dec 25 10:21:06 PST 1997
Merry Christmas rOb.


FROM: hooded again
DATE: Thu Dec 25 10:20:09 PST 1997
posting from my parents in Cinci. They got me a microwave oven, cool because the soon to be ex- mrs. hooded took mine. Merry Christmas everyone! Happy new year! For christmas this year I want and hope everyone reading this also recieves all the "Love, Hope, Sex and Dreams" they desire. Thats my new creed, I know its the ti.tle to a Bo-Deans album, but I stole it!


FROM: mooch
DATE: Thu Dec 25 10:17:38 PST 1997
Christmas Greetings to All my pals... I hope you get what you always wanted. DRIVE SAFELY!!..and sober please..(Drink at home...there's no place like Home.)


FROM: Hooded
DATE: Thu Dec 25 10:06:40 PST 1997
Merry Christmas rOb.


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:58:40 PST 1997
Especially to you, Queenie.


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:58:34 PST 1997
Especially to you, Queenie.


FROM: rOb, the resplendent ragamuffin.
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:52:33 PST 1997
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.....MERRY X-MAS!


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:33:34 PST 1997
Merry Christmas to you, rOb.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:32:47 PST 1997
I have not opened presents yet. We're waiting for my brother and his fella to come over so we can all have eggs benedict and THEN open the presents. Sidney will be so spoiled this year :)


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:32:02 PST 1997
"GreetingS" rather.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Thu Dec 25 09:31:38 PST 1997
Merry Christmas everybody!! (Can I say that? Is it "PC"?) I got a christmas card in the mail that was SO pc that on the front it had a picture of some green branches and it said "Greeting!" Imagine that.


FROM:
DATE: Thu Dec 25 07:54:14 PST 1997
Yeah, socks, socks and more socks.


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Thu Dec 25 07:18:23 PST 1997
Merry Christmas


FROM: a very bad baoy
DATE: Thu Dec 25 06:33:13 PST 1997
all I got was coal~!


FROM: a very bad baoy
DATE: Thu Dec 25 06:28:46 PST 1997
I am very sorry..I ,.I just don't know what got into me.. never happen again.! promise..~!


FROM: Alterniclaws
DATE: Thu Dec 25 05:38:49 PST 1997
Hey its christmas.It is not snowing.but were getting slowly into the mood.I really cant wait for my best present of the year "Storefront Hitchco-ck". Lots of love to everyone on this board..Even Voltaic. ~Cheerio!


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 22:03:05 PST 1997
All praise Annunaki!


FROM: Annunaki
DATE: Wed Dec 24 21:03:24 PST 1997
And there were shepards living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. A messenger of Annunaki appeared to them, and the glory of the Annunaki shone around them, and they were terrified. But the messenger said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you, he is The Anointed of Annunaki. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:35:25 PST 1997
HHMMM...nothing amiss with the board, Now to open that Cardhu..Ahhh, Knockando, Morayshire.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:26:11 PST 1997
Does anobody know if the Galaxie 500 box set is any good? At $60 it costly, bit it's got quicktime videos


FROM: Robyn
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:19:25 PST 1997
No problem. Er, who are you again?


FROM: spindle
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:12:05 PST 1997
thanks robyn, for recording a promo for my radio show!


FROM: Mr. Whipple
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:11:48 PST 1997
ho ho ho


FROM: spindle
DATE: Wed Dec 24 20:10:25 PST 1997
ho ho ho


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 19:39:35 PST 1997
Queenie, merry X-mas to you, your husband and your child. Ah, what the hell, merry X-mas to EVERYBODY ON THE BOARD. Yes, even you, Volty.


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 19:30:11 PST 1997
I just got the new Netscape Navigator, and it's pretty darn cool. The images are HUGE! This board is like....GIGANTIC!


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 18:51:28 PST 1997
I guess so...Too bad.


FROM: rOb.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 18:01:01 PST 1997
Hey, mooch. You more than likely won't get the CD until after the new year...at least that's what the post office lady said. I guess I believe her. Queenie, yes, I am a big TOm Waits fan. We were meant for each other....*sigh*


FROM: m
DATE: Wed Dec 24 17:40:34 PST 1997
Oh yeah, click on' previous picts' for the current days pics..


FROM: mooch
DATE: Wed Dec 24 17:37:34 PST 1997
Here is a nice Lahaina,Maui link,a cool little town in paradise: http://www.mauigateway.com/~video/index.html click on the picture for a live(ish) picture.


FROM: Mary Ann
DATE: Wed Dec 24 17:15:37 PST 1997
oooooh, sounds painful, Dan.


FROM: Daniel Campbell
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:35:12 PST 1997
Merry Xmas. Mr. hitchock. You had put your words and soul in your songs, I feel like as if you were singing with my heart.


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:29:30 PST 1997
Yes, tend to your family. I,EaTrom will watch over this board. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:23:17 PST 1997
same too you, i've got family in the other room to tend to.


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:22:03 PST 1997
My work here is done. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:21:22 PST 1997
it's getting to weird for me


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:20:22 PST 1997
Great now it's back


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:18:40 PST 1997
McLuedt, you were caught in the vortex,..stand back I'll send you back to Rods' Lounge,:::::;;:::


FROM: McLuedt
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:16:44 PST 1997
ACCORDING TO ROD DID HE PLAY HARMONICA ON "MY BOY LOLLYPOP"? Hey, wait a minute where am I??


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 14:15:24 PST 1997
See what happens when we do unsavory things Willybee? EaTrom will help, stand back,;;;::cccccccliuhgtfdsenbh!!!by the all seeing eye of agamoto! be gone!!! rotten archive ,back into your shallow grave.It's CHRISTMAS.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 13:01:58 PST 1997
hi queenie! i bet you're having a great time! christmas is a wonderful thing.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 13:00:15 PST 1997
There are so many presents under the tree that I am practically peeing my pants with anticipation!!


FROM: Kegagetsu-Shimmy Shake [rattle] And Rle!
DATE: Wed Dec 24 12:22:02 PST 1997
Greetings and Luck Good to Earthlings. May all your digestive experiences be pleasant ones! Amensch!


FROM: EaTrom
DATE: Wed Dec 24 12:15:07 PST 1997
Christmas greetings to everyone!!from I, EaTrom. may the all seeing eye of Agamoto be focused on the love which streams from the place love streams from.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 11:53:58 PST 1997
Does anobody know if the Galaxy 500 box set is any good? At 60$ it costly, bit it's got quicktime videos.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 11:37:46 PST 1997
Hey rOb, you're a big Tom Waits fan too, aren't you. Boy oh boy, we sure have a lot in common!


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 11:34:24 PST 1997
Of course, I don't know exactly which teeth are the eye teeth.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 11:33:15 PST 1997
How can you smile and forcast weather's getting better and you'll soon forget her if you let the sunshine come through.....Hey rOb, you sweet guy...I'm partial to "Melt The Guns" and "Collideascope" by the Dukes and really pretty much ANYTHING on Skylarking or English Settlement. I would give my eye teeth for an XTC tour.


FROM: Dyk Jerky
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:31:56 PST 1997
McLuedt, we always knew you'd find your niche eventually. Best wishes to you, your red-haired freak ya!


FROM: Servan Uzun <uzun@bornova.ege.edu.tr>
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:28:24 PST 1997
I need the lyric of The Downtown Train urgently. Please someone help me!


FROM: McLuedt
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:20:53 PST 1997
Hey you daft buggers, I'm a God on the Rod Stewart lounge board,who'd a' figgered..Merry Christmas,and a big plate of CHIPS to alla' yeh.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:16:49 PST 1997
TEENSPIRIT666 kllllklklklklklklklklk


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:14:01 PST 1997
I feel very sad now. I have tears in my eyes because I know I can't be with you now.


FROM: mooch
DATE: Wed Dec 24 10:07:33 PST 1997
Hello All..Merry Christmas!!see you later..nobody is cutting me ,V, take care all.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:56:39 PST 1997
The marriage is almost dead. I don''t love him anymore. But things are complicated. I have two daughters. My twenty year old daughter is away at college. My little one is only six. I have to be able to suppport myself. I teach chem. labs to undergraduates at the University, but the pay isn't that good. The professors don't usually labs because they are either lecturing or doing research that has to be published, so they let graduate students with good GPA's teach the labs. I've been accepted with honors into the graduate program. I start in late January. Hopefully, after I get my Master's Degree I can get a decent paying job.


FROM: Bobby
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:47:32 PST 1997
rOb: good man. Ever had one of those friends -- beautiful, attracted to you, etc. -- who is attached when you aren't and not when you are? There is one particular lady, and absolute total robo-babe, who wanted me for years while I was attached, then was in a relationship for a year while I drifted single.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:45:29 PST 1997
Does anybody know what "Feg" is?


FROM: Pig Ear Pete
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:44:57 PST 1997
Fegmart has them for you wholesale.


FROM: rockin rOb.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:43:58 PST 1997
I'm not trying to steal Queenie....however, if she were to leave her hubbie (of her own free will), I'd welcome her with open arms.


FROM: Cross-Eyed Scotch Drinker
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:43:56 PST 1997
tip for you holiday scotch drinkers: although single malt may be your bag (Glenlivet and Glenfiddich are great mainstream scotches....) we've found a fine substitute blend: Grants. It's made by Glenfiddich and even comes in the same shape bottle. Half the price of Fiddich. Mighty fine. Had some last night whilst finishing up our home-made presents. It was easier to do the work, and it became suddenly more creative, after that first couple of sips.


FROM: bastardo pretentioso
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:40:41 PST 1997
rOb, i am fine, but quit trying to steal Queenie away from her rocker hubby. Have a great holiday: whatever it brings, sing....


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:40:18 PST 1997
There $.99 at Petsmart, but, at Petco thay arr $1.29. There really disgusting looking. If you've ever seen a cadaver, pig ears look like leathery muscles.


FROM: mr. natural (v)
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:38:51 PST 1997
hey mooch, ya bastard! have a great christmas! and a happy new year! and channakuh, too, if that's yer bag. Keep on Truckin' -- don't let the doc's cut you too much, it's bad for the spirit.


FROM: rickety rack rOb.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:38:21 PST 1997
Queenie, I fall more and more in love with you as time passes....'1000 Umbrellas' is one of my fave XTC songs (right up there with 'Science Friction' and 'Sgt. Rock')....*sigh*...to bad yer married. How's everybody else today?


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:37:19 PST 1997
Hello. Who's Ringo?


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:33:50 PST 1997
Hello. Who's Ringo?


FROM: Tom Toof
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:33:16 PST 1997
Thay arr 99 sents?


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:16:48 PST 1997
The rest of the pig is somewhere else, but I don't kno where. They don't come in pairs. They're dry and hard. They keep them in this big container, and there $0.99.


FROM: Dorrie again (hi)
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:03:39 PST 1997
Hello. And do they come in pairs?


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:03:06 PST 1997
Hello. Where's the rest of the pig?


FROM: I hate word problems! part 4
DATE: Wed Dec 24 09:01:12 PST 1997
Ringo quit the band quite a few times. Once, while the production of SPHCB was in full swing (it took an entire 6 whole months to make -- an unheard of luxury in those days....nowadays someone like Sting will record demos for two years before finding just the right harmonica player.....) Ringo went to Paul's house and announced that he was quitting. Paul pulled a gun on him and said, "You can't quit like this without giving notice! You know how hard it is to get a drummer during the Holidays!?" So Ringo stayed on and finished the album and didn't announce that he was quitting again until the making of The White Album. That time John talked him into staying and promised him "Don't Pass Me By." Question: How many times would Ringo offer to quit the band during the making of an album if his name was Jinky, his hair was blond, he didn't have a drinking problem, and his destiny did not include making "Caveman" with future wife total babe Barbara Bach?


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:57:18 PST 1997
A pig ear is something you buy at the pet store. They look disgusting, but my golden retriever loves them.


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:54:16 PST 1997
Merry Christmas. Hello. What is a pig ear?


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:40:09 PST 1997
Sorry about the spelling. I am typing very fast. Now I have to go make an apple pie. Goodbye!


FROM: This is the only time I can post.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:38:18 PST 1997
Merry Christmas, darling. With the New Year I hope that soon the time will come when we can finally be together, even if for just one night. I can hardly contain my emotions anymore. I feel you inside of me from the moment I wake until the minute I fall asleep. You make me smilemore, my days are happpier. Some days I feel like I am glowing in the outside because your essence is inside of me. I love you from the bottom of my heart, with everything that I am. Have a wonderful Christmas.


FROM: L.
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:29:54 PST 1997
Where is that good lookin' guy?


FROM: wb
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:17:16 PST 1997
Merry Christmas everyone, wishing you a happy and healthy (including Blue and Zeus?) holiday season.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 08:11:10 PST 1997
Merry Christmas to all!


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:54:43 PST 1997
wb - if you're out there buddy, have a great holiday season.


FROM: Mojo Nixon
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:40:29 PST 1997
Debbie Gibsons pregnant with my two headed love child.


FROM: Whewing Chex
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:40:25 PST 1997
Yah! What he said!


FROM: Dyk Jerky
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:40:00 PST 1997
Happy Xmas all, and to all go and have your self a Berry New Year, two!


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:11:32 PST 1997
Everyone wants a smoked pig ear for Christmas. Thems good chewin!


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 07:09:40 PST 1997
ok ok, i'm back in the basket. great gift item, wax... i'm hoping for one, as well. Blue will love it!


FROM: wb
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:59:42 PST 1997
Doh!!


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:53:40 PST 1997
Good email, one of the small joys of life.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:52:21 PST 1997
Goodbye Cushca!!! *sigh*


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:52:20 PST 1997
Sugar plums eh? For the last time this year; MYK, GET BACK IN YOUR BASKET! See you later hon. Much love and hugs.


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:50:54 PST 1997
Good bye Cushca, and God's speed. Merry Christmas. Hello again Myk. I see a large smoked pig ear in Blue's stocking.


FROM: Santa
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:50:21 PST 1997
Ho Ho Ho, c'mon, over little girl sit on Santa's lap!


FROM: Santa
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:50:11 PST 1997
Ho Ho Ho, c'mon, over litle girl sit on Santa's lap!


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:49:24 PST 1997
darn, i missed her by one minute. goodbye, sweet cushca! may visions of sugar plums dance in your head. have a killer new year's, too!


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:47:40 PST 1997
poor cushca. all alone. if only i was there. giggle. wax: what will Blue get for Christmas?


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:46:24 PST 1997
Well, I'm off Mr Wax. Make sure you and Myk have a groovy, splended, smashing, brilliant, marvellous, stunningly good one, won't you??? I expect you two to do me proud this Christmas and behave in such a way as to cause maximum embarassment in the New Year post-mortem. I'll be back in on 2 January, so if you're around I'll speak to you then. Take care both of you. Loads of love and hugs - Cushca. (and Merry Christmas to the nutter as well).


FROM: Clement Clarke Moore
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:33:30 PST 1997
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And Mama in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap. When out on the roof there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the lustre of midday to objects below, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles, his courses they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name: "Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!" As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky so up to the house-top the courses they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof the prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head and was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes--how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head soon gave me to know I had nothings to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a node, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all fly like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:31:15 PST 1997
Sorry dear; just doing the goodbye thing with my boss. I am all alone. Boo hoo; I want Sleepy.


FROM:
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:25:30 PST 1997
not even a mouse...


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:13:15 PST 1997
I'm back. Cushca, you still there?


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 06:06:23 PST 1997
Mr Wax - are you still there matey?


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:58:15 PST 1997
gotta go for a bit. return soon.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:54:10 PST 1997
yeah, george is always getting screwed by fate. awful way to live. as for you, cushca, i hear those cigarette things are bad for you. i have no doubt that you smoke them in a sexy way, however. heh. any big plans for christmas, cushca?


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:51:25 PST 1997
Sorry. It must be the lack of coffee talking. And thanks for that Cushca. As if you could smoke any other way even if you wanted to.


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:49:35 PST 1997
Sleigh bells ringing by an open fire. Strange thing happened to me last night. Anne was out shopping and I decided to watch It's A Wonderful Life and I had to turn it off because it was depressing me. Poor George Bailey. He really had an awful life.


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:49:26 PST 1997
I have just bought 80 cigarettes to last the two days when no shops will be open. I think I smoke too much. But just for you Wax, I do it in a very sexy way.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:46:18 PST 1997
we're not doing official christmas until sat--day, due to other family ties. just like thanksgiving! the family base is local, so no travel for me. i won't travel until next week. (the atlanta new year's thing)


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:38:15 PST 1997
I think perhaps I will endeavor to leave as early as possible. I'm shooting for 1:00pm. Test the waters. Have to trek to Rochester for Christmas Eve with the parents. How about you?


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:32:57 PST 1997
it's Sleeping Wax! howdy, ol' chum, i figured you had taken the day off. what a great day to commute. working a full day?


FROM: Chewing Wax
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:29:52 PST 1997
Ouch. Did I sleep in or what? Must be the cough medicine. Hello Cushca, Myk and alt. It's a lovely day here in paradise. I need coffee really really baddly.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:28:55 PST 1997
sorry to hear it, love. other than that, are you having a jolly time? what is Father Christmas bringing you this year? i hope he brings you all sorts of nice things.


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:25:42 PST 1997
Hey baby, how's it going? It's absolutely p--sing down here. And I haven't even got Sleepy to complain to.


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Wed Dec 24 05:06:32 PST 1997
i'm right here, cushca. would i leave you?


FROM: alt
DATE: Wed Dec 24 04:48:33 PST 1997
Morning chitlens


FROM: Cushca
DATE: Wed Dec 24 04:46:04 PST 1997
Where the hell is everyone???


FROM: Queenie <queenie@pomn.com>
DATE: Wed Dec 24 01:39:32 PST 1997
Send me email. I'm bored.


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 01:39:09 PST 1997
Just when I thought that my vista was golden in hue...one thousand umbrellas open to spoil the view....


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Wed Dec 24 00:38:43 PST 1997
Strange happenings late at night on the Robyn Hitchock message board.


FROM: give it a rest, retard
DATE: Tue Dec 23 22:18:13 PST 1997
jinkly, you ikky. go find stinky blinky gooy kitty. fare the well. and bi bi! sea ewe in a wile! by! hay, wear are ewe from? eye think ewe look family-er inky, you dopey, okelly-dokelly? wb gets more pathetic everyday.


FROM: Myk Danger
DATE: Tue Dec 23 22:12:57 PST 1997
go to your inner happy place, you loon.heh heh heh.


FROM: tiny
DATE: Tue Dec 23 22:10:23 PST 1997
I have 3 Earthling children and 2 hybrid children (I thought they were of Pleiadian descent like me, but am beginning to believe their father is Sirian). My soul mate, Planinitar, will be among the first landings. I live alone with my 223 (outside) cats and since retiring from 145 years of secretarial work, I am experiencing a whole new lifestyle. I have worked all my life so this is a strange experience for me.


FROM: wb
DATE: Tue Dec 23 22:02:39 PST 1997
I'm a write off.


FROM: wb
DATE: Tue Dec 23 20:48:20 PST 1997
right on!


FROM: Myk Murphy
DATE: Tue Dec 23 20:46:15 PST 1997
gee, i don't want to hurt voltaic's feelings by accusing him of generating all this crap. maybe it's a copycat (he is quite admired, after all). i would never wish to be mean to him... it could set back his therapy progress by years! go to your inner happy place, you loon.


FROM:
DATE: Tue Dec 23 20:22:07 PST 1997
crazy crazy crazy


FROM: Queenie
DATE: Tue Dec 23 20:08:18 PST 1997
What exactly would one use alfalfa oil for?


FROM: chinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 19:03:58 PST 1997
man message board everyday is me all. I hope the *crap* I'll just say.


FROM: Whewing Chex
DATE: Tue Dec 23 19:01:44 PST 1997
Yah, man, what he said. Creep...


FROM: Dyk Jurky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 19:01:07 PST 1997
Go away. This is a board for fans who have important stuff to talk about. If you want trivial Robyn Hitchc--k crap go to another Robyn board.


FROM: Frank
DATE: Tue Dec 23 18:59:38 PST 1997
Hey, anybone seens the Robin movie yet?> Can';t wait! hope its bedder then the t-tassnic!


FROM: David Duchovny <The Movie>
DATE: Tue Dec 23 18:53:09 PST 1997
There are no aliens. Scully and Mulder fall madly in love and suffer thirty-something angst. Bet you can't wait, 'eh sci-fi fans?


FROM: twinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:43:24 PST 1997
fare the well. and bi bi! sea ewe in a wile! by! hay, wear are ewe from? eye think ewe look family-er


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:41:00 PST 1997
jinkly, you ikky. go find stinky blinky gooy kitty.


FROM: I hate word problems!, part 3
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:39:32 PST 1997
Graham Bond believed himself to be an illegitimate son of the Beast, Aleister Crowley, known as "The Old Crow" to friends and enemies alike. Bond was beheaded by a train soon after seemingly coming back from the brink (ala Chris Farley). If Bond were carrying Crowley's tome, The Book of the Law, along a train track and singing songs written by the Counting Crows while counting pages in the book, how many times would he have to say, "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law; Love Under Will" before a random act of indifference would derail his journey and he could knock off for lunch?


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:40 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:38 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:37 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:36 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:35 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:34 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:33 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:32 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:31 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:22 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:18 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:17 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:16 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:14 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:13 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:12 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:10 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:09 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:08 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:07 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:35:00 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:58 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:57 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:55 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:54 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:54 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:52 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:51 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:49 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:46 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:34:45 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM: Dorrie
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:32:49 PST 1997
jinky, you dopey, okelly-dokelly?


FROM: jinky
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:30:04 PST 1997
man, this message board gets more pathetic everyday. But who is more pathetic than me? Why don't we all leave this board for a while? I really hope that Robyn does not read the *crap* that this page consists of. "Good bye is too strong of word to use, I'll just say fare the well"


FROM:
DATE: Tue Dec 23 16:29:32 PST 1997
"burn a hole in the center of my mind, and let all the bad thoughts out"