On 6/7/06, bb <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 June 2006 8:44 pm, Mike Cole wrote:
> > I am clearly inclined to go with an activity/contingent view of
> > and zopeds, but I really am interested in whether
> > any evidence exists for the idea of a zoped from lsv or anyone that fits
> > the criteria set by Seth.
> This is becoming reminiscent of an Agony in Eight Fits:
> They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
> They pursued it with forks and hope;
> They threatened its life with a railway-share;
> They charmed it with smiles and soap.
> They shuddered to think that
> (before they succeed)
> they might eventually become wizen,
> And the moderator, excited at last,
> Went bounding along on the tip of his horizon,
> For the daylight was nearly past.
> "There is Thingumbob shouting!" it was dialectically said,
> "He is shouting like mad, as if doped!
> He is waving his hands, he is wagging his head,
> He has certainly found a zoped!"
> They gazed in delight, while the theorist exclaimed
> "He was always a desperate wag!"
> They beheld him -- their Half-Baker -- their hero unnamed --
> On the top of a neighboring crag..."
> Erect and sublime, for one moment of time.
> In the next, that wild figure they saw
> (As if stung by a spasm) plunge into a chasm,
> While they waited and listened in awe.
> "It's a Zoped!" was the sound that first came to their ears,
> And seemed almost too good to be true.
> Then followed a torrent of laughter and cheers:
> Then the ominous words "It's a scaff-"
> Then, silence. Some fancied they heard in the air
> A weary and wandering sigh
> Then sounded like "-old!" but the others declare
> It was only a breeze that went by.
> Grand apologies to Lewis Carroll
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