PipeChat Digest #1873 - Friday, March 9, 2001
 
Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: hand pumping
  by "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com>
Re: tractors, hand pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin)
  by "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com>
Re: Picketing of Felix Hell
  by "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com>
Re: console standards
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: tractors, hand pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: hand pumping
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Lent 1 x-posted
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Fundamentalists [Felix Hell picketed in Kansas]
  by "Scott Davis" <stalan@ix.netcom.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 00:03:32 EST     --part1_23.87bc319.27d9be24_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Bud, your assumption is that all organists are pro-gay, or are gay.   Your assumption is that in order to love someone, we have to condone behaviors, attitudes, whatever. (at least as I perceive your assumption).   Your assumption is that the Bible doesn't speak to homosexuality.   Your assuming I said WWJD referring to sexual sin. I wasn't. I was = talking about hatred for someone different from oneself, plus all of life's = decisions.   In all accounts, I respectfully disagree with your assumptions as I = perceive them.   As I've said before, I'll say again: No one is more intolerant than a supposedly tolerant person.   I"m done with this issue.   I hope Felix has a marvelous time in Topeka. It's a delightful city with delightful people. He's one terrific organist whom I am delighted to = know personally.   Peace. Neil Brown       --part1_23.87bc319.27d9be24_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Bud, your assumption is = that all organists are pro-gay, or are gay. <BR> <BR>Your assumption is that in order to love someone, we have to condone <BR>behaviors, attitudes, whatever. &nbsp;(at least as I perceive your = assumption). <BR> <BR>Your assumption is that the Bible doesn't speak to homosexuality. <BR> <BR>Your assuming I said WWJD referring to sexual sin. I wasn't. &nbsp;I = was talking <BR>about hatred for someone different from oneself, plus all of life's = decisions. <BR> <BR>In all accounts, I respectfully disagree with your assumptions as I = perceive <BR>them. <BR> <BR>As I've said before, I'll say again: &nbsp;No one is more intolerant = than a <BR>supposedly tolerant person. <BR> <BR>I"m done with this issue. <BR> <BR>I hope Felix has a marvelous time in Topeka. &nbsp;It's a delightful = city with <BR>delightful people. &nbsp;He's one &nbsp;terrific organist whom I am = delighted to know <BR>personally. <BR> <BR>Peace. <BR>Neil Brown <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_23.87bc319.27d9be24_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: hand pumping From: "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 23:00:39 -0600     ------=3D_NextPart_001_0000_01C0A823.97F966C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   >But why is hand pumping better?<snip>   >It isn't. You've been duped.     Au contraire. The Fisk/Silbermann at the University of Michigan sounds = m=3D uch better with hand pumping. <br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your FREE = download=3D of MSN Explorer at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.m=3D sn.com</a><br></p>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0000_01C0A823.97F966C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><BODY STYLE=3D3D"font:10pt verdana; border:none;"><DIV>&gt;But why = is=3D hand pumping better?&lt;snip&gt;<BR><BR>&gt;It isn't.&nbsp; You've been = =3D duped.<BR><BR><BR>Au contraire.&nbsp; The Fisk/Silbermann at the = Universi=3D ty of Michigan sounds much better with hand pumping.&nbsp; = </DIV></BODY><=3D /HTML><DIV><BR><br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN = Explorer=3D at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></=3D p></DIV>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0000_01C0A823.97F966C0--  
(back) Subject: Re: tractors, hand pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin) From: "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 23:11:49 -0600     ------=3D_NextPart_001_0001_01C0A825.27ABCA00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   What's this guy's obsession with bungholes? This ain't the = proctologists=3D list, ya know. It's hard to tell with all the crap that's been flying = =3D around the list lately.       ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Scarborough Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 3:54 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: tractors, hand pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin)     At 12:54 PM 3/8/2001 -0800, BuuD-by-the-Beach wrote: >There is a MODEST body of literature for the electric-action organ, >principally Sowerby and the American School of the earlier part of the >20th century<snip>   This is Fesperman's theory on why we should be be saddled with trackers = a=3D nd =3D20 be held captive by the "orgelbunghole<br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your FREE = do=3D wnload of MSN Explorer at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http://expl=3D orer.msn.com</a><br></p>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0001_01C0A825.27ABCA00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><BODY STYLE=3D3D"font:10pt verdana; border:none;"><DIV>What's this = gu=3D y's obsession with bungholes?&nbsp; This ain't the proctologists list, = ya=3D know.&nbsp;&nbsp; It's hard to tell with all the crap that's been = flying=3D around the list lately.<BR></DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE = style=3D3D"P=3D ADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = #000=3D 000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt Arial">----- = =3D Original Message -----</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: = 10p=3D t Arial; FONT-COLOR: black"><B>From:</B>&nbsp;Bob Scarborough</DIV> <DIV = =3D style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>Sent:</B>&nbsp;Thursday, March 08, 2001 = 3:5=3D 4 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt = Arial"><B>To:</B>&nbsp;PipeChat</DIV>=3D <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>Subject:</B>&nbsp;Re: tractors, hand = =3D pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin)</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV>At = 12:5=3D 4 PM 3/8/2001 -0800, BuuD-by-the-Beach wrote:<BR>&gt;There is a MODEST = bo=3D dy of literature for the electric-action organ,<BR>&gt;principally = Sowerb=3D y and the American School of the earlier part of the<BR>&gt;20th = century&=3D lt;snip&gt;<BR><BR>This is Fesperman's theory on why we should be be = sadd=3D led with trackers and <BR>be held captive by the "orgelbunghole = <DIV></DI=3D V></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML><DIV><BR><br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your FREE = d=3D ownload of MSN Explorer at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http://exp=3D lorer.msn.com</a><br></p></DIV>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0001_01C0A825.27ABCA00--  
(back) Subject: Re: Picketing of Felix Hell From: "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 23:14:27 -0600     ------=3D_NextPart_001_0002_01C0A825.859896C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable       >And -yes-, I realize this issue is organically related. And yes, I'm >concerned and yes, I find it horribly offensive and disgusting. But = kind=3D ly >keep your politics to yourself. I get enough of that in >church.   >-Rebekah   Finally, a return to sanity! You go girl!!<br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your = F=3D REE download of MSN Explorer at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http:=3D //explorer.msn.com</a><br></p>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0002_01C0A825.859896C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><BODY STYLE=3D3D"font:10pt verdana; border:none;"><DIV><BR></DIV> = <DI=3D V>&gt;And -yes-, I realize this issue is organically related. And yes, = I'=3D m<BR>&gt;concerned and yes, I find it horribly offensive and disgusting. = =3D But kindly<BR>&gt;keep your politics to yourself. I get enough of that = in=3D <BR>&gt;church.<BR><BR>&gt;-Rebekah</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> = <DIV>Finally,=3D a return to sanity!&nbsp; You go = girl!!<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR></DIV></BODY>=3D </HTML><DIV><BR><br clear=3D3Dall><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN = Explore=3D r at <a = href=3D3D"http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br><=3D /p></DIV>   ------=3D_NextPart_001_0002_01C0A825.859896C0--  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:03:37 -0800   At 10:34 PM 3/8/2001 -0500, Stan the Man wrote: >You didn't mention the LoJack... >It's a very effective tracker.<snip>   ::::STILL ROFLMAO several moments after reading this one!::::   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: tractors, hand pumps, windmills, and tilting at same (grin) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:33:18 -0800   At 11:11 PM 3/8/2001 -0600, Cranky Ol' Ray wrote: >What's this guy's obsession with bungholes? This ain't the proctologists =   >list, ya know.<snip>   Perhaps I should explain, as you obviously aren't able to make the connection on your own. It's a corruption of the term "orgelbewegung", that group of quasi-academics that somehow foisted "TrackerBackerism" and other knee-jerk tonal and non-tonal ideas upon the organ world in the last =   half of the 20th century. This movement was a Continental European movement, although we now suffer the effects of their school of though = with such anomalies as various "Friskys" and other results of misspent funding. One shouldn't confuse the this movement with the American = Classic Movement, as was typified by far more satisfactory works by Harrison, and to a less degree, Holtkamp, and numerous others.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: hand pumping From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:36:20 -0800   At 11:00 PM 3/8/2001 -0600, Cranky Ol' Ray wrote: >Au contraire. The Fisk/Silbermann at the University of Michigan sounds >much better with hand pumping.<snip>   ....probably due to their retro-faddish ideas on wind regulation and distribution, all to keep their "TrackerBacker" adherents happy with some sort of "historical accuracy", even in the face of 250 years of scientifically driven improvement that relegated such ideas to the dustbin =   of history.   DeserTboB    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:51:35 -0800     --------------C01CB044392584D2C2D5940A Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       Innkawgneeto@cs.com wrote:   > Bud, your assumption is that all organists are pro-gay, or are gay.   Well, it seems to me that one is either anti, or pro; I suppose it would be possible to be neutral on a desert island, but certainly not in urban American with the debate raging in virtually ALL the churches.   > Your assumption is that in order to love someone, we have to condone > behaviors, attitudes, whatever. (at least as I perceive your > assumption).   Hmm ... I think the assumption on YOUR part is that being gay is a choice, rather than an intrinsic part of a person's total being ... see Shylock's pound of flesh in Shakespeare ... if you dislike/disapprove of "gay" or "unrepent" or "practicing" or whatever, then you dislike/disapprove of ME.   > Your assumption is that the Bible doesn't speak to homosexuality.   I'll do this number with you if you really WANT to, but privately (unless others are interested). It DOESN'T, for the most part; and the few passages that supposedly DO are (1) ambiguous translations and (2) come out of a cultural context that is two thousand years removed from us, and totally foreign to boot.   > Your assuming I said WWJD referring to sexual sin. I wasn't. I was > talking > about hatred for someone different from oneself, plus all of life's > decisions.   OK, but WWJD applies to the church's and society's dealings with gay people too, doesn't it?   > In all accounts, I respectfully disagree with your assumptions as I > perceive > them. > > As I've said before, I'll say again: No one is more intolerant than a > > supposedly tolerant person.   I WILL NOT tolerate discrimination from ANYBODY. If that's intolerance, so be it.   > I"m done with this issue.   Well, attempting to cut off debate certainly won't SILENCE it (grin). It'll go on, with or without you, if not on this chat, then elsewhere.   > I hope Felix has a marvelous time in Topeka.   Er, ah, isn't he playing at the Cathedral in Oklahoma City?   > It's a delightful city with > delightful people. He's one terrific organist whom I am delighted to > know > personally. > > Peace. > Neil Brown >   But there IS no peace.   Bud   --------------C01CB044392584D2C2D5940A Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <p>Innkawgneeto@cs.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>Bud, your assumption is that all organists are pro-gay, or are = gay.</font></font></blockquote> Well, it seems to me that one is either anti, or pro; I suppose it would be possible to be neutral on a desert island, but certainly not in urban American with the debate raging in virtually ALL the churches. <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>Your assumption is that in order to love someone, we have to condone</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>behaviors, attitudes, = whatever.&nbsp; (at least as I perceive your assumption).</font></font></blockquote> Hmm ... I think the assumption on YOUR part is that being gay is a choice, rather than an intrinsic part of a person's total being ... see Shylock's pound of flesh in Shakespeare ... if you dislike/disapprove of "gay" or "unrepent" or "practicing" or whatever, then you dislike/disapprove of ME. <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>Your assumption is that the Bible doesn't speak to = homosexuality.</font></font></blockquote> I'll do this number with you if you really WANT to, but privately (unless others are interested). It DOESN'T, for the most part; and the few = passages that supposedly DO are (1) ambiguous translations and (2) come out of a cultural context that is two thousand years removed from us, and totally foreign to boot. <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>Your assuming I said WWJD referring to sexual sin. I wasn't.&nbsp; I was = talking</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>about hatred for = someone different from oneself, plus all of life's = decisions.</font></font></blockquote> OK, but WWJD applies to the church's and society's dealings with gay = people too, doesn't it? <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>In = all accounts, I respectfully disagree with your assumptions as I = perceive</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>them.</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>As I've said before, = I'll say again:&nbsp; No one is more intolerant than a</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>supposedly tolerant = person.</font></font></blockquote> I WILL NOT tolerate discrimination from ANYBODY. If that's intolerance, so be it. <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>I"m = done with this issue.</font></font></blockquote> Well, attempting to cut off debate certainly won't SILENCE it (grin). = It'll go on, with or without you, if not on this chat, then elsewhere. <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>I = hope Felix has a marvelous time in Topeka.</font></font></blockquote> Er, ah, isn't he playing at the Cathedral in Oklahoma City? <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>It's a delightful city with</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>delightful = people.&nbsp; He's one&nbsp; terrific organist whom I am delighted to know</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>personally.</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>Peace.</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>Neil = Brown</font></font> <br>&nbsp;</blockquote> But there IS no peace. <p>Bud</html>   --------------C01CB044392584D2C2D5940A--    
(back) Subject: Re: Lent 1 x-posted From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 00:54:23 EST     --part1_e2.11700252.27d9ca0f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/8/01 11:36:10 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = dougcampbell@juno.com writes:     > However, you both must agree that the chalice made of china IS = preferable > to the "Flagon with the Dragon" ! > > >   Huh? Vut is dat?   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_e2.11700252.27d9ca0f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/8/01 11:36:10 PM !!!First Boot!!!, dougcampbell@juno.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">However, you both = must agree that the chalice made of china IS preferable <BR>to the "Flagon with the Dragon" ! <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Huh? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Vut is dat? <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_e2.11700252.27d9ca0f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell to be picketed in Topeka, Kansas From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 00:57:00 -0500   I said this on another list, and I'll say it here.......   who the HELL cares about one's personal affaires??? There are certain = topics that are no one's business, but our own....and THIS is one of them. My fianc=E9 and myself both agree, that one's personal life is no one's concern.............   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Fundamentalists [Felix Hell picketed in Kansas] From: "Scott Davis" <stalan@ix.netcom.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 00:59:24 -0600   > now seems that "Rev." Hagee has launched a crusade against > "big cathedrals with huge pipe organs."   He's been at it for awhile. One of his favorite "demon" topics. His Hageeness is just south of here in San Antonio. And lest one dismiss Hagee, and the many others like him, who, in a few drooling, sweating, fulminating sentences delegate the organ to the spoils of "enlightened" contemporary worship, beware. Of course, it is interesting to note that the "choir" at the Temple of Hageeness is behind a great curtain that opens for the "music", then closes promptly thereafter. The ego of that beast defies any type of understanding. Yet, Bennie Hen, whilst gesticulating about doing his "healing" thing, has a smiling lass seated at an organ (of all things) playing sweet nothings in the background. The Dread James Kennedy over in Florida still has that Ruffati Banjo assaulting all who happen to be within hearing distance, which actually is a relief compared to that which issues forth from the troupe in blue bathrobes desperately trying to sound like a choir while the man in black flails the air. Exploding guest musicians not at all withstanding earning a few extra bucks...   > TBN   They do have Diane Bish's program. Joy of Music was/is also on EWTN, the Catholic station?, right beside Mother Angelica, (another matter, another time...) At least, it's there, or in the words of Ned Rorem...   "I really feel that America is going into a sort of dark ages from which we may not emerge. Because the parents are not aware of what musical education is in nursery school. If nursery kids learn, as they used to, then they learn to rhyme cat with rat, they can write little poems, they can paint pictures, but they don't know the basics of music. And what they do know, they hear it screaming at them from television. So there is no sense of finesse or elegance or anything in the least bit more complex than junk. There used to be a requirement in the public schools of a minimum amount of listening to classical music. Whether the kid hated it or not, there it was. And it was there to hate. Now it is not even there to hate."   > Fred Phelps   Somewhere, about 1994, Jon Michael Bell's investigation of the Phelps clan was distributed. It is quite lengthy, and includes interviews with Martha Jean Capron-Phelps, Phelps' only sibling, and offspring Mark Phelps, Katherine Phelps, Nate Phelps, and Dorotha Bird-Phelps, all who left the family cult. Perhaps it is still available on the internet. It is quite disturbing, to say the least.   No matter how much the "sanitized" likes of D. James Kennedy, and those who inhabit the corridors and air-waves of "PTL" and the U.S. Government decry the methods of Fred Phelps, they are, most certainly, of the same ilk, and would be right there with Phelps if it were not for their more political astuteness. These more astute hate mongers "sneak in" personal agendas of hatred, couched in the comfort of their own ignorance and prejudice, all the while holding forth the Bible for all to see, which to many obscure the very real psychosis of these self-proclaimed prophets.     > Crouch's wife was on the stage the other day with a PINK > hairdo shaped like the top of a pineapple that must've been > two feet high...incredible!   And finally, Miss Betty Bowers recounting of her attendance at the new president's inauguration... (see below) ....And there was Paul and Jan Crouch from Trinity Broadcasting. Jan is a dear Sister-in-Christ, so I would rather be flung into an unmarked grave than say an unkind word about her.   Nevertheless, it was most trying for all of us to be near Sister Jan during the festivities. You see, Jan's new pastel wig is so enormous, it has two separate climates. Fortunately for me, I was on the lee side of Jan's part most of the evening, but Bar was not so lucky and the left shoulder of her gown was pockmarked by precipitation during one of the balls. Furthermore, because of the size and density of the weave (truly, there must be an entire village of newly bald children somewhere in Southeast Asia), the gravitational pull of Jan's coif was rather disconcerting. Laura lost one earring. As I saw it drawn into the hair-sprayed canyons of Jan's hair, I lamented to Laura, "Well, there goes seventy dollars, dear!"   I also saw Brother Pat and Brother Jerry fleetingly as they raced across the room (apparently someone had either turned a television camera on or dropped their wallet).   Note: Miss Betty Bowers is America's best Christian. Last time I was to her website, she was so close to God that she was teaching "tongues" at Berlitz... ;-)   http://www.bettybowers.com   "There are some people going around posting their own thoughts and signing my name to them." -- God   Scott Austin, Texas