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santeewelding
Moments ago, I saw a cockroach on the wall. It scurried downward, behind the monitor, too late for me to act.

Momentarily, it showed up with antennae twitching above the keyboard. I whacked it with my TR-recommended swatter. Not hard enough, or I missed. Scurried away, it did.

Absentmindedly, while reading some member dismissing us for talking about talking too much, I put the tumbler to my lips for another sip of sherry.

Lo!

It had fallen in. It struggled against my upper lip.

BLECH !

Do we talk about talking too much?
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santeewelding
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Upon a turn of phrase; a turn of word; a turn of letter...

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AnsuGisalas
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we're talking about straining stuff through the front teeth.
Or about the practical benefits of the cognac-snob swirling-my-drink-at-eye-level before drinking.
The French, they know cockroaches.

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NexS
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Know, also, a multitude of other unusual delicacies.

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seanferd
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my @$$. They are looking for roaches. I knew there had to be a real story behind the connoisseur façade.

You are such a font of useful information!

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AnsuGisalas
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for reference, see the "twin thread"

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seanferd
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I find your posted thoughts to be well worthwhile. And usually fun.

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AV .
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Because we're all too busy talking.

BLECH is right! I hate when that happens. The problem is that bugs like to drink alcohol as much as we do. Think of all of the places that bug could have chosen to go where he would be safe, but instead he decides to dive right into the sherry and risk it all for a sip!

At least he had a little something before you squashed him.

AV

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santeewelding
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Was on its back, legs frantic. It was the legs and their movement on my lip that startled me.

A famous person suggested to me offline that I should have crushed the roach between my teeth, swallowed, and carried on like a man.

As it was, I didn't. I poured it out, flushed it, washed the tumbler, and carried on like the wuss he said I was.

Oh, and, then came here and talked about talking about it.

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AnsuGisalas
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Actual men don't need no trappings of manlyhood, nor need they stay within the safety of manly convention.
"Like" a man leads to bad places, off-stage, people should never try to be something they're not.

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TobiF
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Nah. I prefer sticking to vegetarian...
It ain't wussy, that's about having values.