Re: baiting

Thomas W. Rimkus (trimkus@COMP.UARK.EDU)
Sun, 19 Feb 1995 23:21:43 -0600

On Sun, 19 Feb 1995, Daniel A. Foss wrote:

> Baiting is the act of putting an ingestible-looking Thingie on a fishing
> line or trap to catch a fish or prey animal. Why bring this up, well, because
> the most taboo, unthinkable, unspeakable take on the Ralph vs Ruby, Ruby vs
> Ralph posts is, "There must be some *chemistry* between these two!" Of course
> there is not, but think about it, which of course nobody has. Which is why it's
> unthinkable, why else.
> Has Ralph met Danger in the guise of a Beautiful Woman, the sly Circe
> crafting her snare to lure him to Doom and Destruction in the Cavernous
> tooth-lined Pit? Has Ruby's weakness, a possible fondness for Rough Posts,
> been sniffed out by the Mighty Hunter, who Stalks the spoor of his Quarry,
> ready to unsheathe his Shaft, readying aim to sink it into her Quivering
> Flesh?
> No chance. But just the faintest possibility I'll add another layer of
> fantasy and confusion, just perhaps render all parties to the original
> dispute too *embarassed* to go on with it. Recalling that February 29 is
> Paranoid History Month this year, one must once again seek to unite all
> the Normals against us, rather, me, since you, plural, don't have Robert
> Johnson to kick around any more.
> Don't mind me, unthunk the unthunkable again, go on with whatever you
> are doing as if you never read this, there's nothing to it, I assure you.
> Whether there was anything to the original dispute, or not, is not for me
> to say, anyway, who am I to argue against Normals having the argument they
> want to have, arguably, so I shoulda kept my nose out, why bother.
> Daniel A. Foss
Great stuff!