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2012-12-27 08:54:36 AM
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2012-12-27 09:34:08 AM
The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."
 
2012-12-27 10:28:31 AM

Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."


Did you just make an Ethan Frome reference?
 
2012-12-27 10:29:49 AM
ROSEBUD.
 
2012-12-27 10:31:58 AM
We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
 
2012-12-27 10:32:04 AM
Dr. Mantis Toboggan?
 
2012-12-27 10:32:49 AM
You may try toboggan with Death, but you will soon find that Death cannot be bogganed with.
 
2012-12-27 10:35:24 AM
Do you know why Polish names end in Ski?

Because they can't spell  taboggan... tobogan... tibogg... dammit.
 
2012-12-27 10:36:13 AM

carrion_luggage: You may try toboggan with Death, but you will soon find that Death cannot be bogganed with.


Groan...
 
2012-12-27 10:36:36 AM
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2012-12-27 10:36:41 AM
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2012-12-27 10:39:16 AM

KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.


you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.
 
2012-12-27 10:40:54 AM

KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.


So physicists must love them.
 
2012-12-27 10:44:15 AM

somedude210: Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."

Did you just make an Ethan Frome reference?


Yes.  I don't know why I have such affection for that horribly bleak book.
 
2012-12-27 10:45:04 AM

kvinesknows: KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.


You can, sort of, if everyone cooperates. But it isn't accurate or fast. The best thing is to eject if you are going to hit.
 
2012-12-27 10:47:08 AM

Diogenes: somedude210: Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."

Did you just make an Ethan Frome reference?

Yes.  I don't know why I have such affection for that horribly bleak book.


You are a terrible man for making me remember freshman year of high school english class
 
2012-12-27 10:49:44 AM

KarmicDisaster: kvinesknows: KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.

You can, sort of, if everyone cooperates. But it isn't accurate or fast. The best thing is to eject if you are going to hit.


That would be my advice, too. Once you reach a certain speed, any attempt at controlling a toboggan is feeble at best.
 
2012-12-27 10:51:40 AM
CarnySaur: KarmicDisaster: kvinesknows: KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.

You can, sort of, if everyone cooperates. But it isn't accurate or fast. The best thing is to eject if you are going to hit.

That would be my advice, too. Once you reach a certain speed, any attempt at controlling a toboggan is feeble at best.


Well, that accelerated quickly.
 
2012-12-27 11:09:01 AM

Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."


"Still inflicting that Ethan Frome damage?"

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2012-12-27 11:10:19 AM
Came for Mantis Tobaggen. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-27 11:11:54 AM
Riding the toboggan, he was fine. But he falls over and hits his head on a tree while walking back up?
 
2012-12-27 11:12:32 AM

Diogenes: , Mrs. Frome..."


Came in for an Ethan Frome reference. Fark never disappoints.

/worst thing I've ever read. Worse still that I had to write a research paper on it and my topic to research was sexual themes.

//the pickle dish represents his wife's barrenness and lack of sexual interest.

///or something. I didn't get a very good grade on that paper.
 
2012-12-27 11:14:15 AM

NuttierThanEver: [www.freewebs.com image 600x295]


Exactly what I was thinking of. Thank you.

And, done in one.
 
2012-12-27 11:16:13 AM

CarnySaur: KarmicDisaster: kvinesknows: KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.

You can, sort of, if everyone cooperates. But it isn't accurate or fast. The best thing is to eject if you are going to hit.

That would be my advice, too. Once you reach a certain speed, any attempt at controlling a toboggan is feeble at best.


not so. one hand out in the snow on either side and you steer quite easily and quite well. Even at high speed.
 
2012-12-27 11:20:28 AM
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2012-12-27 11:37:57 AM

skinink: ROSEBUD.


I LOL'ed
 
2012-12-27 12:27:17 PM

Diogenes: somedude210: Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."

Did you just make an Ethan Frome reference?

Yes.  I don't know why I have such affection for that horribly bleak book.


I don't know what I was expecting coming into this thread, but Ethan Frome hadn't even crossed my mind. Farkers never cease to surprise me.
Also, SPOILER OF A TURN OF THE CENTURY LITERARY WORK but wasn't it Mattie that didn't fare so well at the end?
 
2012-12-27 12:57:26 PM

kvinesknows: CarnySaur: KarmicDisaster: kvinesknows: KarmicDisaster: We used to have a toboggan. The main problem is that you can't really steer them except crudely by leaning; you are just a projectile. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

you can steer them just fine if you know what you are doing.

You can, sort of, if everyone cooperates. But it isn't accurate or fast. The best thing is to eject if you are going to hit.

That would be my advice, too. Once you reach a certain speed, any attempt at controlling a toboggan is feeble at best.

not so. one hand out in the snow on either side and you steer quite easily and quite well. Even at high speed.


No, that's just wrong. You're just trying to kill people.
 
2012-12-27 01:15:22 PM

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...bingo...
 
2012-12-27 01:17:30 PM

Diogenes: The man's name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"We have some bad news for you, Mrs. Frome..."


/me Golf Clap
 
2012-12-27 02:04:05 PM
I have heard of several instances of death while on tobogganing, but I'm pretty sure this is the first one I heard about where the guy died while trying to go uphill.
 
2012-12-27 02:19:58 PM
Toboggan or not toboggan, that is the question.

/got nothin'
//Canadian
 
2012-12-27 02:27:53 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: SPOILER OF A TURN OF THE CENTURY LITERARY WORK/i>

yes, but ethan had his share of bodily injury.

and when you read it carefully as so many students are forced to, you also discover that the entire sad story is in the narrator's head.

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2012-12-27 03:31:48 PM

Keigh: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: SPOILER OF A TURN OF THE CENTURY LITERARY WORK/i>

yes, but ethan had his share of bodily injury.

and when you read it carefully as so many students are forced to, you also discover that the entire sad story is in the narrator's head.

jackiechanwtf.jpg


Way to nail my reaction.
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I even turned a little Chinese (not Japanese, sadly) reading that.

I remember him having some minor paralysis too, but seriously? Is it implied to be in the narrator's head (as so many high school English profs love to think things are) or is that actually stated and I just missed that bit. It's been a while since my last book report.
 
2012-12-27 03:43:44 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: implied


I guess you would say implied, but more specifically (as I recall, and it has been about a decade for me) it's just not stated that anyone told him this story. He creates it in the instant between walking in the door and seeing Mattie, and actually being introduced to the people in the room. The theory that Ethan told him the story on the buggy ride home is shot down by (iirc) the fact that it is stated that it was a silent ride, Ethan not being much of a talker.

That wasn't even what the english prof (college, actually) said, it was something we figured out on our own. And as I think about this story more than I have in the past decade, I do remember something about a statement made by the narrator that more strongly implies that he has nothing to go on except what he sees in the home.

It's a convoluted mess, in lit and in my head. I'm very likely wrong. Or maybe not.
 
2012-12-27 04:16:06 PM
Sunny Bono understands.

/also, to all southerners, toboggans are wood sleds NOT knit hats.
//the next time I go that far south I plan to hang flyers announcing this basic fact.
 
2012-12-28 05:21:44 AM
came here for dr toboggan, left disappointed.
 
2012-12-28 06:59:47 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: came here for dr toboggan, left disappointed.


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I see Dr Mantis Tobaggan has gotten into the assisted suicide racket.
 
2012-12-28 11:59:58 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: came here for dr toboggan, left disappointed.


What are you talking about, ass-head?
 
2012-12-30 09:53:37 PM
I thought a toboggan was a hat.
 
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