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2017-06-30 14:27:36 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
so what's with the omelets?
they put the mushrooms in the omelets?
Sure, Amanitas are fine big flashy fleshy tasty 'shrooms, excellent in
omelets.

It's just that several species are deadly.

(And two, muscaria and pantherina, are psychedelic, or at least delirium-
and seizure-inducing.)
ISTR PKD named two entities* in one novel (I can't quite
recall which) Amalita and Borel. Changed one letter in
each mushroom name.
He had to turn them out quickly.
All PKD novels are the same novel, Ubik, except for Clans of the Alphane
Moon.
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2017-06-30 14:33:21 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
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2017-06-30 14:36:31 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
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and it never stops in Northern.
Apparently.
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2017-06-30 16:55:18 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
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2017-06-30 21:19:51 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
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Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
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2017-06-30 22:48:51 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
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2017-07-01 01:18:42 UTC
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In alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk mimus99
Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
You forgot the weirdos in Sacramento.
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Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
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2017-07-01 02:09:12 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death
every other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us
in southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange
Curtain). Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with
either the drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor
the moonbat crazies of the Bay Area.
You forgot the weirdos in Sacramento.
Well, I was trying to, but you won't let me.
--
Terry Austin

Vacation photos from Iceland:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QaXQkB

"Terry Austin: like the polio vaccine, only with more asshole."
-- David Bilek

Jesus forgives sinners, not criminals.
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2017-07-01 02:28:56 UTC
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In alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk mimus99
Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?

Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.

Thank you,

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2017-07-01 02:36:42 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?
Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.
Haven't read. The only Dick I've read is _Do Androids Etcetera_
and an oldie called _Eye in the Sky_.
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Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
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2017-07-03 17:43:36 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out (one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?
Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.
Haven't read. The only Dick I've read is _Do Androids Etcetera_
and an oldie called _Eye in the Sky_.
Oh do please read Clans of the Alphane Moon.

It's extremely funny and the only PKD novel that I can tell from Ubik.

Definitely retro-futuristic by now.
--
"Maybe you ought to go to Cotton Mather Estates."

"What's _that?_" Even the name made him draw back in aversion.

"The settlement of the Deps. Live with them there, in endless dark
gloom." The slime mold's tone was mildly chiding.

"Thanks," Chuck said ironically.

< _ Clans of the Alphane Moon _
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2017-07-04 02:09:09 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out (one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?
Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.
Haven't read. The only Dick I've read is _Do Androids Etcetera_
and an oldie called _Eye in the Sky_.
Oh do please read Clans of the Alphane Moon.
It's extremely funny and the only PKD novel that I can tell from Ubik.
Definitely retro-futuristic by now.
"Won't look like rain. Won't look like snow.
Won't look like fog. That's all we know.
We just can't tell you any more.
We've never made oobleck before."
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out (one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?
Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.
Haven't read. The only Dick I've read is _Do Androids Etcetera_
and an oldie called _Eye in the Sky_.
Oh do please read Clans of the Alphane Moon.
It's extremely funny and the only PKD novel that I can tell from Ubik.
Definitely retro-futuristic by now.
"Won't look like rain. Won't look like snow.
Won't look like fog. That's all we know.
We just can't tell you any more.
We've never made oobleck before."
Oh, I've read that one. It's green, IIRC.
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Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in
December, which gave 'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita
phalloides _, which took fourteen
people out (one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every
other year, liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
SoCal, on the other hand, is perfectly acceptable to those of us in
southern California (and expecially so Behind The Orange Curtain).
Cuz we like making it clear we have nothing to do with either the
drunken, inbred rednecks of nothern California, nor the moonbat
crazies of the Bay Area.
Scott, Dorothy, does SanFranCali ring your bell?
Nicolas, the protagonist in _Radio Free Albemuth_ (PKD) starts out
working at a vinyl record store in Berkeley. Then VALIS instructs him to
move Behind The Orange Curtain and start an indie record label named
Progressive Records.
Haven't read. The only Dick I've read is _Do Androids Etcetera_
and an oldie called _Eye in the Sky_.
Oh do please read Clans of the Alphane Moon.
It's extremely funny and the only PKD novel that I can tell from Ubik.
Definitely retro-futuristic by now.
"Won't look like rain. Won't look like snow.
Won't look like fog. That's all we know.
We just can't tell you any more.
We've never made oobleck before."
Oh, I've read that one. It's green, IIRC.
Gosh darn it! I composed that post 4 times with "Ubik" in the last
line and had some error every time due to screwing up the group lines
with dropping the crossposts. The time I got it right, I apparently forgot
to edit in "Ubik"!

That's one of my 6 year old neice's favorite books btw (The Seuss one..),
and she and her sister were making oobleck all last week. (Water, cornstarch
and food coloring..)
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen
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(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Well, yeah, but you have to choose your battles.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
And in the case of Cali it is also a city in Colombia famed for its drug
cartel.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Hence "Cincy" "Lull'ville" and "the `Burgh?"

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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Hence "Cincy" "Lull'ville" and "the `Burgh?"
"Loovull," surely? Assuming you mean Louisville KY?
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Hence "Cincy" "Lull'ville" and "the `Burgh?"
"Loovull," surely? Assuming you mean Louisville KY?
One of my college's history instructors (later to be the
dept Chairwoman) was from Louisville, and she expressly taught
us to say "lull" not "loo." Just a hint of an l before the v.
{Might have been "luh-a-ville," with the schwa elided. It was
over 40 years ago.)

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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Hence "Cincy" "Lull'ville" and "the `Burgh?"
"Loovull," surely? Assuming you mean Louisville KY?
One of my college's history instructors (later to be the
dept Chairwoman) was from Louisville, and she expressly taught
us to say "lull" not "loo." Just a hint of an l before the v.
{Might have been "luh-a-ville," with the schwa elided. It was
over 40 years ago.)
When I lived in Kentucky (1977-1986) there were sometimes signs on the
buses saying "Lou-a-vull," which was obviously wrong. I heard a few
different pronunciations, both two and three (well, two and a half)
syllables. But I don't recall ever hearing it with a second L sound.

Sometimes there was a sound where the middle syllable should be that
was sort of like the squashed vowel sound many English use for R;
maybe that's what she meant? I wouldn't represent it with an L, but I
can sort of see how one might.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Nor grammatical case, it would seem.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Nor grammatical case, it would seem.
I'm mostly concerned with hyphen-use.
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Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
like the term 'frisco', it's generally frowned upon by
locals to abbreviate the state name.
Us folks in the Ohio River Valley don't handle polysyllables well.
Nor grammatical case, it would seem.
I'm mostly concerned with hyphen-use.
The comma placement seems to be exactly correct, and it's well-apostrophized.
I am mildly satisfied.

Dave, might could have been "Us'n folks" though
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Perhaps that's a typo for where "IN" California?
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Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
See my post upthread for where IN California the poisonings tend
to occur.
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It never rains in Southern Cali,
Not true; and when it does rain, there are problems, as flooding
in Los Angeles because the storm sewers are inadequate, and
mudslides that have followed wildfires because it hasn't rained
for a while till now.
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and it never stops in Northern.
Heh. We have just had ONE rainy winter after a drought lasting
five or six years, I forget which. As I understand it, in other
parts of the US, the Midwest for instance, if it hasn't rained in
a week and a half they call it a drought. Around here, we call it
a drought when it hasn't rained, not even in the winter, for two
or three years. I remember in the last drought but one, seeing a
skiing-supplies store that had made a mannequin by stuffing
padding into a set of skiing clothes, and positioning it in the
display window, on its knees, hands folded in an attitude of
prayer.
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2017-06-30 22:47:14 UTC
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It never rains in Southern Cali,
"It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours."

There's no such thing as an average year, rain-wise. It's either
drought or deluge. Drought more often, but deluge often enough.
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It never rains in Southern Cali,
"It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours."
Of course, the original saying, "It never rains but it pours" means that
whenever it does rain, it pours: it doesn't contain a claim that it never rains,
nor does it say that pouring is not raining.

The archaic use of "but" for "but that", "except that", or more idiomatic these
days, "except when", is what has apparently caused confusion to the lyricist.

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It never rains in Southern Cali,
"It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours."
Of course, the original saying, "It never rains but it pours" means that
whenever it does rain, it pours: it doesn't contain a claim that it never rains,
nor does it say that pouring is not raining.
The archaic use of "but" for "but that", "except that", or more idiomatic these
days, "except when", is what has apparently caused confusion to the lyricist.
John Savard
There's no confusion. The actual lyrics are:

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

The point of the verse is "People don't tell the truth about how great life is in California"
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It never rains in Southern Cali,
"It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours."
Of course, the original saying, "It never rains but it pours"
means that whenever it does rain, it pours: it doesn't contain a
claim that it never rains, nor does it say that pouring is not
raining.
Yes. But that's now what mimus99 said.
The archaic use of "but" for "but that", "except that", or more
idiomatic these days, "except when", is what has apparently
caused confusion to the lyricist.
Plus, people are stoopid.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
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And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
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2017-07-01 03:33:56 UTC
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
[crossposts removed]
And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
That's Kali.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
[crossposts removed]
And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
That's Kali.
Wow! Who'd have guessed.
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In alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk mimus99
Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
[crossposts removed]
And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
That's Kali.
Wow! Who'd have guessed.
The two are easily confused. ;)
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And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
Yes, that's Kali.

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And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
Yes, that's Kali.
Kali ... mari?

Dave, no wait, wrong mel brooks movie

ps i know y'all knew this was coming, because four-armed is forewarned

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vulgarweed-itsacon10 > yes I spelled that right
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Kali ... mari?
It's the _Tally_ man who counts your bananas...

(in some typefaces, "mari" looked like "man"...)



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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
[crossposts removed]
And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
That's traditionally spelled Kali, though of course since it's
properly written in devanagari and not the Latin alphabet that's not
mandatory.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
[crossposts removed]
And I was thinking of a Hindu goddess. Not quite the same.
That's traditionally spelled Kali, though of course since it's
properly written in devanagari and not the Latin alphabet that's not
mandatory.
Potassium would have done.
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Where is Cali?
Southwest Coast of the US, on the Pacific.
Oh, not a city in Colombia, then.

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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
Well, I can think of two factors offhand:

(a) Where they grow wild nearby (kind of obviously), and

(b) where there are many immigrants who have been used to
gathering and eating wild mushrooms in their country of origin,
and don't realize that the mushrooms here are different, and they
don't know which of our local fungi are posonous.
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
Where is Cali?
(a) Where they grow wild nearby (kind of obviously), and
(b) where there are many immigrants who have been used to
gathering and eating wild mushrooms in their country of origin,
and don't realize that the mushrooms here are different, and they
don't know which of our local fungi are posonous.
That last is very often a problem (furriners don't know about poison-ivy
either), but unfortunately some tasty local 'shrooms (eg Lepiota naucina)
look quite a bit like you-know-whats (and vice-versa).
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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
so what's with the omelets?
they put the mushrooms in the omelets?
Sure, Amanitas are fine big flashy fleshy tasty 'shrooms, excellent in
omelets.
It's just that several species are deadly.
(And two, muscaria and pantherina, are psychedelic, or at least delirium-
and seizure-inducing.)
ISTR PKD named two entities* in one novel (I can't quite
recall which) Amalita and Borel. Changed one letter in
each mushroom name.
He had to turn them out quickly.
All PKD novels are the same novel, Ubik, except for Clans of the Alphane
Moon.
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Personally I'm one of those who just walks away from omelets.
Which makes you a highly ethical individual. Oh, sorry, a cautious one: that was
"omelets" and not Omelas.

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Seems Northern California got a lot of warm rain in December, which gave
'em a bumper-crop of _ Amanita phalloides _, which took fourteen people out
(one died).
Cali has about 50 cases per year on average, one death every other year,
liver-transplants frequently indicated.
so what's with the omelets?
they put the mushrooms in the omelets?
Sure, Amanitas are fine big flashy fleshy tasty 'shrooms, excellent in
omelets.
It's just that several species are deadly.
(And two, muscaria and pantherina, are psychedelic, or at least delirium-
and seizure-inducing.)
ISTR PKD named two entities* in one novel (I can't quite
recall which) Amalita and Borel. Changed one letter in
each mushroom name.
He had to turn them out quickly.
All PKD novels are the same novel, Ubik, except for Clans of the Alphane
Moon.
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Personally I'm one of those who just walks away from omelets.
RASFW Award with Raspberry Clusters.
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So the survivors are the ones who walked away from omelets.
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