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AP Wolf
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Dan
Thanks so much for your kind words.
Although suffering from rapid ageing I still sometimes get the irresistible urge to grab a ball and bowl it right into the ten bearded skittles that block the lane of the Jack super highway.
Trouble is at my age Id probably only knock one of em down and the rest would soon scratch about and find another chap with a beard to replace him.
I spent my whole life fighting beards, and you know what?
I got one myself these days.
Its not crack I need, its hormones.
Spent forty years shaving my legs and now I gotta shave my face!
This girl needs razors, not prose.
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Christopher T George
Assistant Commissioner
Username: Chrisg

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Hi Tom

Thanks for the long and interesting review of Ripperologist 57. I can confirm that the upcoming March issue, issue no. 58, now being finalized will be similarly jam packed with strong Ripper content. Also on the horizon, but most probably for issue no. 59, is another article by Joe Chetcuti, who as Dan Norder points out, is the same poster known on these boards as "Malta Joe." In this new contribution, Joe will track Tumblety's movements in London in 1888.

So thus you see we will be serving Ripper fare piping hot in our upcoming issues. And if anyone is like John Ruffels who states, "I really must get round to subscribing" it is about time to do so, folks!

And, Tom, I might quibble with you in your contention that my article on D'Onston and Diosy offers nothing new, because it did fill everyone in on Sir Arthur Diosy's biographical background, his link to horror writer Lafcadio Hearn, and also explore the possible relationship between D'Onston and Diosy, which the late Melvin Harris glaringly failed to do in his book, The True Face of Jack the Ripper.

All my best

Chris George
Christopher T. George
North American Editor
Ripperologist
http://www.ripperologist.info
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Monty
Assistant Commissioner
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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 4:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

AP,

Ive heard that racoon swallowing is all the rage in Milan.

Chris,

I dont care what Tom says (though I may do in time)....it was new and interesting to me.

Monty
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I'm funny how, I mean funny, like I'm a clown? I amuse you. I make you laugh? I'm here to f**kin' amuse you? Whattya you mean funny? Funny how? How am I funny?
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Jennifer D. Pegg
Assistant Commissioner
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but he's not in Milan is he? so does this mean he's not swallowing a racoon but has a beard?

shame i quite like the idea he might have been swallowing a racoon personally!!
"Pick up the pieces and make them into something new, Is what we do!"

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AP Wolf
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Monty
I did know that the National Socialists introduced the North American racoon to the forests of Germany in the 1940's, but I didn't realise that they had got all the way down to Milan.
However, I'm still not sure if I approve of Ripper editors swallowing live racoons.
Surely it would be easier to grow a beard?
But that's the Ripper story.
We swallow racoons whilst others grow beards.
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Christopher T George
Assistant Commissioner
Username: Chrisg

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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi AP & Monty

Actually the North American Ripper editors have to swallow porcupines and the English Ripper editors have to swallow hedgehogs. But being both North American and English, I have to bloody well swallow both! yikes

All my best

Chris
Christopher T. George
North American Editor
Ripperologist
http://www.ripperologist.info
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AP Wolf
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Thanks Chris
but I have my sincere doubts as to there being a single hedgehog left in Liverpool.
In fact if my memory serves me well there are no hedges.
Just a tip if you must swallow a porcupine, start from the head end, the quills all face rearwards.
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Thomas C. Wescott
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Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chris,

"North American"? Just saying "American" will do. :-) And does your title prohibit you from finding and procuring talent from Europe? As for your article, the relationship to Hearn has no bearing, and shed no light at all, on his Diosy's connection to Ripper lore. All the stuff relating him to D'Onston via the PMG communications has been in the public domain right here at the Casebook for some time. You must remember, I said that I - as in ME - didn't feel I learned anything new of relevance, but I ALSO pointed out that those (such as AP Wolf) who don't follow D'Onston as closely, may have felt different. It's all there in my review.

Dan,

The 'Heraclitus' joke that you expected me to make, would that have been a play on words with 'her' and 'clit'? If so, that's exactly why I didn't make it...it would have been expected! I'll own up to the crass humor (or "humour" for Warrenist purists out there), as that's the fun of writing the reviews, but I made no remarks that I considered sexist (unless you're a really anal liberal and consider the term 'chick' sexist), only honest.

AP,

They have Safeways in England too? Or do you live in the States? As for Dan's offer to write an article for Ripper Notes, I encourage you to do so. After all, you've come up with a lot more stuff about Cutbush that you haven't published. Or, just write a piece about your original views on a certain aspect of the case, like Begg did about Eddowes's apron and Chapman being drunk. Readers love that stuff.

Alan,

Yes, I saw the blurb for your book, but felt no reason to mention it since they didn't review it, and by this time everyone knows it's out. Just before I reviewed Rip I wrote a short and raving review of your book under its own thread. It doesn't have a thread in the JTR books column, like it should, or at least I didn't see one, so I posted it under the General Discussions in 'Books and Media'.

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott
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Alan Sharp
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Tom

No, what I meant above was that it does have its own thread in the non-fiction books area here on this board. But it is out of alphabetical order and second from bottom. I wasn't asking you to mention it in your Rip review, no reason why you should!
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me" - Hunter S. Thompson (1939-2005)
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Jennifer D. Pegg
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Hi Tom, AP,
technically Safeway is now owned by Morrisions (reason number 5000041!)

Jenni
"We womble by night and we womble by day,Looking for litter to trundle away"


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