[Taxacom] Happy Thanksgiving?

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Nov 26 07:08:12 CST 2010

On 11/26/2010 1:15 AM, Adam Cotton wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kenneth Kinman"<kennethkinman at webtv.net>
> To:<taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 11:25 AM
> Subject: [Taxacom] Happy Thanksgiving?
>> I guess this is all off topic, but I'll bite since things are
>> pretty slow at present.  Can a hotel actually prevent you from leaving
>> the country because you can't pay your bill?  Especially from the United
>> Kingdom (one of our strongest allies)?
> The original e-mail is a scam, Joel is not in the predicament he supposedly
> claimed to be. Joel did not knowingly send the e-mail, but it was sent by a
> computer virus which was quite common a few years ago.

* these things are amazingly adaptive, constantly evolving to fill 
vacant niches in the gullibility-space of recipients, and to evade 
predation by spam filters. I hope somebody somewhere is seriously 
working on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the scenarios and grammatical 
lapses of spam (I'm just a casual collector, forwarding particularly 
egregious gem-quality specimens to the wife & son-in-law).

Congratulations to Ken on pulling the leg of the present scenario!

There's a schedule of non-travelling holidays at page 103 of 
http://pinicola.ca/HOW2beta.pdf  -- "As a household we’re blessed with a 
combination of the tradition of an anti-liturgical-calendar Christian 
sect and a poetic-naturalist background, so we’ve had to start from 
scratch to round out a natural liturgical calendar for eastern Ontario 
with place-dependent seasonal and a few calendric dates. Many of our 
rituals are rooted in the naturalist tradition of sacramental data 
acquisition -- particular events are recorded, both to celebrate them, 
to sacrifice favoured hypotheses to them, and to help bind all adherents 
into closer agreement by forging more generally acceptable stories."

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
Bishops Mills Natural History Centre - http://pinicola.ca/bmnhc.htm
now in the field on the Thirty Years Later Expedition -
Daily Paintings - http://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/
     RR#2 Bishops Mills, Ontario, Canada K0G 1T0
   on the Smiths Falls Limestone Plain 44* 52'N 75* 42'W
    (613)258-3107 <bckcdb at istar.ca> http://pinicola.ca/

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