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    Adze.

    It took a while cause I am not used to words longer than sheep but,

    Procrustean \Pro*crus"te*an\ (?), a. Of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes.

    Procrustes n : (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus [syn: Procrustes]

    the key being producing conformity by violent means

    A fair call with some of the MUTTS displayed here recently.

    This was kindly reproduced without permission from the "New Zealand Pocket Dickshunary for Sheep Farmers"
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    From Websters:

    Procrustean:

    Date: circa 1846

    1: of, relating to, or typical of Procrustes

    2: marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances

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    This reminds me of what my mother always said... "You have to eat your crust!" I finally learned to like it and now it doesn't sound so appetizing anymore

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    MOTOWN again a great job on the Web site I also bookmark it,
    I also like the saying
    in crust we trust
    chief reason can I attend the meeting on last sunday of the month.
    with the website up maybe we can post the
    meeting date and time, and the items that need to be discussed. if I can help with anything please let me know, what.

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    Well, since none of you guessed why shepherds wear flowing robes- it's because sheep can hear a zipper a mile away.

    By the way, the graphics are definitely crustworthy. You guys are my heroes.
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    Great job MOTOWN! Though I don't see eye to eye with you when it comes to the Red Wings, having read that you are a rugby player, I just know that you're all right. I spent 18 years playing flanker myself. When I slowed down they tried to move me to second row so I move myself to first barstool. Have been off line for a while as I got the Klev virus and it ate all my cookies. Would like to get the idiots who start these things in the middle of a ruck just once!

    Tis good to be back, worth hoisting a Guinness to.

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    "E Crustus Unum"

    Translation:

    "One out of Crust"

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    Ahhh, see we all have even more in common than we thought. I used to play hooker for the HHI Club. I had to make a choice, however, between continued employment and rugby. It's hard to be at work consistently with dislocated appendages.
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    Lock and #8, tis a grand game.

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    "Illigitimi non carborundum sunt" a motto when dealing with MUTTS.

    Don't let the bastards grind you down.
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    One small detail, we seem to have enough rugby players to start a team or at least make a good drinking side or perhaps even 7's.

    I notice though, we don't seem to have any backs.......on second thought, who needs them!

    Reminds me of the time we were playing a team that had this monster of a man playing number 8 for them and he was killing us. We decided that someone should commit some offence which would anger him enough to cause him to be ejected (I'll let your imagination decide what that was.) Being democratic and realizing the danger involved it was decided by a vote of 8 to 7 that it should be a back. By a further vote of 6 to 1 they decided it would be the blind-side winger. Great strategy, unfortunately he chickened out...typical back.

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    OK, I willing to learn here boys..

    What I know about rugby could fill a tablespoon, but there is always room for knowledge. So feel free to fill me in.

    Hey Kiwi, I may have to add that to my sig.

    Dave

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    They tried getting me to play Rugby down in college, but I never did. Would of been fun.

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    Here are some old rugby sayings:

    Rugby is sophisticated violence

    Rugby is a ruffians game played by gentlemen, soccer is a gentlemens game played by ruffians.

    It takes leather balls to play rugby

    Rugby is the only game where your wife doesn't mind you playing with hookers.

    There are no rules in rugby, we have laws instead

    Rugby and firefighting seem to mix well

    If you pour it they will come

    There is nothing to fear but beer itself

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    There is only one way to tackle a person, HARD.

    If you are moving faster than them you will drive them backwards.
    However a 120 pound person might have a wee problem with 266 pound Jonah Lomu.

    That is kinda like going head to head against a pumper.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    When I was playing our props were slightly enough differing in height, to the point that I was frequently getting shoved left side first into the scrum. Being a lefty, I wanted to keep that shoulder intact. I remember playing the Carolina club side and one of our backs dislocating HIS shoulder. Talk about ethical dilemmnas- treat the patient or drag him out and resume play.

    Needless to say, he was a trooper; he drove himself to the nearest trauma center.
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    President Gonzo:
    I submit the following for your entertainment:

    Ballad of a COJ

    When out of the dust
    There arose such a crust,
    As far as the eye could see…

    With boots pulled up high
    He let out a cry;
    “Crusty old jakes, are we”.

    While jerking on hose,
    Black snot dripped from their nose
    And leather covered their head…

    With gray hair and a wrinkle
    In their eyes was a twinkle,
    To a junior, this was said:

    “Have a heart of a lion,
    And never stop tryin’
    To reach for your dream;

    Always be quick and
    When the sh*t gets thick,
    Remember the rest of your team.

    Listen, look and learn,
    Wait for your turn
    And give unselfishly…

    You’ve pass the test
    Just like the rest;
    You’re a crusty old jake like me!”

    -Chief Reason-

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    Chief, good job!
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    Chief,

    Might have to print that out and hang it on my wall

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    Motown, next time you update the website, don't forget to put my new rank in the BMI!
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    The songwriting talent in this group is unbelivable!!! Keep up the good work men!! Oh and the ladies as well!!!
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

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    HOOK N' CAN of the I.A.C.O.J.

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    Puffy

    No need to be politically correct here (I hate that phrase). Personally I would be and am honoured every time someone refers to me as 'one of the guys'

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    Yes, the Purple Hydrant...was awarded that in another thread. I was also inducted into the Order of the Golden Helmets in the same post.
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    Outstanding job. Do you have a stage name yet? With all this talent it is only a matter of time before you hit the big time. The talent in this group is incredible. Keep the hits coming.

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    I nominate Chief Reason for Poet Laureate.
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    Motown,

    After this gets going well, maybe we can have a international & national "I Love My Life Party". I know you have probably attended the 7th's at one time or another.

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