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26 Responses to I’m here and you’re not

  1. avatar
    Scientist December 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    How do you know I’m not there?

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    Majority Will December 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    “Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    I wish, I wish he’d go away…

    When I came home last night at three
    The man was waiting there for me
    But when I looked around the hall
    I couldn’t see him there at all!
    Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
    Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away”

    “Antigonish” by Hughes Mearns

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    ASK Esq December 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    On the other hand, I’m here and you’re not.

    So there.

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    Dog December 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    If you look behind you, you will only see two sets of footprints…
    It is in this time…that I am carrying you.

    Woof!

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    dunstvangeet December 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Dog, you messed up Footprints…

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
    Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
    Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
    other times there were one set of footprints.

    This bothered me because I noticed
    that during the low periods of my life,
    when I was suffering from
    anguish, sorrow or defeat,
    I could see only one set of footprints.

    So I said to the Lord,
    “You promised me Lord,
    that if I followed you,
    you would walk with me always.
    But I have noticed that during
    the most trying periods of my life
    there have only been one
    set of footprints in the sand.
    Why, when I needed you most,
    you have not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied,
    “The times when you have
    seen only one set of footprints,
    is when I carried you.”
    Mary Stevenson

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    Paul Pieniezny December 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Doc claiming to be alone reminded me of something that made part of my childhood.

    Now, hello there! How have you been doing
    all that time we haven’t seen each other.
    You know, believe me, I really was not expecting you anymore,
    How funny, you see, to meet each other here
    I must confess I would sometimes
    Think about you when I am alone here.

    Yes, it is X that is me, I haven’t changed
    I am still the one who hugged you and made you cry.

    Look, you’ll be surprised,
    I still got that photo
    on me that you gave me long ago

    Oh yes, it is true, on your birthday,
    I remember it as if it were yesterday,
    I brought you home some of this heather.

    Now, listen to the tube, it is not that old,
    I think it was your favorite then,
    and I have listened to it quite often

    So who is the post-Vatellite who will first post the Youtube referred to at the end? Lupin or Squeeky?

  7. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy December 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Sorry about the oversized photo (now fixed). Extra point for anyone who can identify the location of that photo. Perhaps another photo tomorrow for a hint.

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    IP address.

    Scientist: How do you know I’m not there?

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    Keith December 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Cape Canaveral?

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    Scientist December 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: IP address

    But you didn’t know whether I had left my usual location and gone to where you are when you posted your “I’m here and you’re not”, did you?

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    gorefan December 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Where in the World is Dr. C.? (with apologies to Matt Lauer)

    My guess is the Georgia Barrier Islands.

  12. avatar
    BatGuano December 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    there is no there there.

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    Majority Will December 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    BatGuano:
    there is no there there.

    “How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All”

  14. avatar
    misha December 6, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.”

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    Daniel December 6, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    One night I had a wondrous dream, One set of footprints there was seen,
    The footprints of the Goddess they were, But mine were not along the shore.

    But then some stranger prints appeared, and I asked Her, “What have we here?
    These prints are large and round and neat, But much too big to be from feet.”

    “My child,” She said in somber tones, “For miles I carried you alone.
    I challenged you to walk in faith, But you refused and made me wait.”

    “You would not learn, you would not grow, The walk of faith, you would not know,
    So I got tired, I got fed up, And there I dropped you on your butt.

    “Because in life, there comes a time When one must fight, and one must climb,
    When one must rise and take a stand, Or leave their butt prints in the sand.”

    Author Unknown

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    Majority Will December 6, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Sorry about the oversized photo (now fixed). Extra point for anyone who can identify the location of that photo. Perhaps another photo tomorrow for a hint.

    Google Image Search by Upload guessed somewhere in Sri Lanka.

  17. avatar
    James M December 6, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Outer Banks?

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    Majority Will December 6, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Nags Head?

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    PaulG December 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    ““Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    I wish, I wish he’d go away…”

    That’s Larry Clinton, The Little Man Who Wasn’t There, (1939, US Billboard 11 – 1939, 6 weeks) I have that on my mp3 player.

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    Majority Will December 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    PaulG:
    ““Yesterday, upon the stair,I met a man who wasn’t thereHe wasn’t there again todayI wish, I wish he’d go away…”

    That’s Larry Clinton, The Little Man Who Wasn’t There, (1939, US Billboard 11 – 1939, 6 weeks) I have that on my mp3 player.

    “Antigonish” is a poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There”, and was a hit song under that title.

    Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigonish_(poem)

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    roadburner December 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    dead flat, slate grey sky, looking bloody cold.

    that could quite easily be the dutch coast looking at the north sea.

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    ASK Esq December 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Since the photo doesn’t have a raised seal (and, for all I know, it may have layers), I refuse to accept that you are, in fact, anywhere at all.

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    PaulG December 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Majority Will: “Antigonish” is a poem by American educator and poet Hughes Mearns. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There”, and was a hit song under that title.

    Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigonish_(poem)

    I don’t think Wikipedia is entirely right on this one. The poem was only the first four lines, that plus the rest is the song. It’s funny that it was a hit for Glen Miller too.

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    Majority Will December 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    PaulG: I don’t think Wikipedia is entirely right on this one. The poem was only the first four lines, that plus the rest is the song. It’s funny that it was a hit for Glen Miller too.

    More: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1939/09/30/1939_09_30_011_TNY_CARDS_000178808

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    jayhg December 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    ASK Esq: Since the photo doesn’t have a raised seal (and, for all I know, it may have layers), I refuse to accept that you are, in fact, anywhere at all.

    …tee heeeeeeee

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 9, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    The photo was taken from the departure lounge of the Belize City municipal airport.