Thanks for all the voting, gang -- I'm very pleased with my new title of Privvy Counsellor. It's SO appropriate for me, since I deal with so many of them up here, and I will have a never-ending supply of avatar pics (assuming the state doesn't go bust and shut down the Commission). My first new avvie will be going up in a minute here.
Thanks, Rev for the custom one - I'm not sure if I'll be able to combine any of my turtle friends with any of my outhouses, but we'll see what happens next June.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick
OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy
English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."