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HarpoNotMarx (((2*1)^6)-6-(2*8)=42

Fascinating stuff! Am I the only one to be put off kebabs by association with the name?


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Post 2

Elentari

Probably not! Thanks for the compliment.


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Hathornefer (ACE) Near miss - isnt that what you'd call a hit

There’s another wonderful (is that the right word) story about cannibalism in "The Newgate Calendar"* - the Saweny Beane Family. Unfortunately someone has walked off with my copy, but as I recall it is about a Scottish family who lived in a cave and ate travellers who they attacked on the local highway. Eventually a traveller escaped and raised the alarm. The contents of the cave and the incestuousness of the family are outrageous.

It is well worth the read.


*The Newgate Calander - a book first published during the 18th century, which is an early example of lurid crime writing. Newgate prison (roughly where the Old Bailey now stands) held many rogues and the book details the criminal actions of a few of them.


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Post 4

Delicia - The world's acutest kitten

Here's the complete Newgate Calendar http://www.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/completenewgate.htm


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Hathornefer (ACE) Near miss - isnt that what you'd call a hit

smiley - biggrinThank you Delicia, I had never considered looking for it online. smiley - doh Its nice to be able to read it again.

Hath
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Post 6

Elentari

I believe an entry has just been edited on that very subject.


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Post 7

Hathornefer (ACE) Near miss - isnt that what you'd call a hit

Wow, draging up the past. Hi Elentari. I am assuming you are talking about my comment on Sawney Beane in your posting. I can confirm what you say as I partook in peer review and post acceptence celebrations. The edited guide entry can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1047926

Talking of celebrations

Heresmiley - bubblysmiley - bubbly care to join me in a glass?

Hath
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Post 8

Elentari

Oh yes indeedy. You are correct on all points. I was just having another look at this entry, as I'm ratehr proud of it (it made Editors Choice and God I sound pretentious smiley - smiley ) and happened to spot your comment.


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