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Old October 2nd 06, 04:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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I came across this stored on my 'puter. Seems to have been cut from a
longer e- -- sorry p-mail exchange. Given that I have never been to the
Jellicle Ball I'm not sure if goes into the stories and tales told at
the Ball, or not but does seem to be in keeping of the lore told by
Master story tellers, least no cat forget why they are celebrating.

Bobcat, the Deeply Humbled

Here is the story of thuh Furst Jellicle Ball as told by Bonnie,The
Black Panther. Thuh tradishuns hav chanjed a bit since then, but it
was kwite a spektakular beginning!

"Since RPC came on line, many wonderful and special kittens and cats
have passed to the other side
of the Rainbow Bridge. But -- as we know since we are CATS -- death is
not the end to life, but
rather the beginning of a new one. It should not be seen as a period of
protracted mourning, but rather as a period of celebration -- this is
more-or-less in keeping with the poet T. S. Eliot's works about CATS:
We
gather once a year to select the cat that can come back to a new
Jellicle Life. Love is a binding force that transcends both time and
space, and we will all reunite at the Rainbow Bridge. In recognition
that there
are so many kittens and cats deserving of a new Jellicle Life this year
we pay honor to all who have gone before; to celebrate their lives in
story, song, and memories. The MC will rule over the Ball. This is a
very
HIGH HONOR. The cat selected should be our oldest inhabitant. The next
to last song will be Memories. The Host and Hostess of the Ball (Sir
Galaxy and myself, Bonnie) will have the whole floor unto
themselves for the first few measures, they will then invite all other
cats to then join them. At the end of
the song the MC will ask that those cats deserving of a New Jellicle
Life be simultaneously projected through the beam splitters to fall
upon all the huge projection screens that surround the puuurrrrimeter.
All the names which have been shown will now be shown one final time en
mass. They will reamin projected for 30 seconds before the start to
revolve around the gathered assemblage, first rather slowly, but then
faster and faster until they become one indistinct blur where upon they
will start to rise towards the curved peaks of the projection
screens....the names will meet in a final blast of light, and the
simultaneous
release of fireworks. As the fireworks fade the Band will begin to play
a medly of "The Power of Love" and
"Everybody Wants to be a Cat." The dawn should be breaking about this
time,and as the various cats leave, we can then reflect on the meaning
of the Jellicle Ball: to remember what happiness is; to love one
another, so a new day can begin. Bonnie, The Black Panther"

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Old October 2nd 06, 11:47 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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human aside to other humans thanks for posting this, Bobcat.

Anti Shado with mms

wrote:
I came across this stored on my 'puter. Seems to have been cut from a
longer e- -- sorry p-mail exchange. Given that I have never been to the
Jellicle Ball I'm not sure if goes into the stories and tales told at
the Ball, or not but does seem to be in keeping of the lore told by
Master story tellers, least no cat forget why they are celebrating.

Bobcat, the Deeply Humbled

Here is the story of thuh Furst Jellicle Ball as told by Bonnie,The
Black Panther. Thuh tradishuns hav chanjed a bit since then, but it
was kwite a spektakular beginning!

"Since RPC came on line, many wonderful and special kittens and cats
have passed to the other side
of the Rainbow Bridge. But -- as we know since we are CATS -- death is
not the end to life, but
rather the beginning of a new one. It should not be seen as a period of
protracted mourning, but rather as a period of celebration -- this is
more-or-less in keeping with the poet T. S. Eliot's works about CATS:
We
gather once a year to select the cat that can come back to a new
Jellicle Life. Love is a binding force that transcends both time and
space, and we will all reunite at the Rainbow Bridge. In recognition
that there
are so many kittens and cats deserving of a new Jellicle Life this year
we pay honor to all who have gone before; to celebrate their lives in
story, song, and memories. The MC will rule over the Ball. This is a
very
HIGH HONOR. The cat selected should be our oldest inhabitant. The next
to last song will be Memories. The Host and Hostess of the Ball (Sir
Galaxy and myself, Bonnie) will have the whole floor unto
themselves for the first few measures, they will then invite all other
cats to then join them. At the end of
the song the MC will ask that those cats deserving of a New Jellicle
Life be simultaneously projected through the beam splitters to fall
upon all the huge projection screens that surround the puuurrrrimeter.
All the names which have been shown will now be shown one final time en
mass. They will reamin projected for 30 seconds before the start to
revolve around the gathered assemblage, first rather slowly, but then
faster and faster until they become one indistinct blur where upon they
will start to rise towards the curved peaks of the projection
screens....the names will meet in a final blast of light, and the
simultaneous
release of fireworks. As the fireworks fade the Band will begin to play
a medly of "The Power of Love" and
"Everybody Wants to be a Cat." The dawn should be breaking about this
time,and as the various cats leave, we can then reflect on the meaning
of the Jellicle Ball: to remember what happiness is; to love one
another, so a new day can begin. Bonnie, The Black Panther"


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Old October 3rd 06, 04:12 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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[Brown tabby-and-white girl approaches Unka Cory.]

Unka Cory, did yoo know dere iz sumhoomin yoozin yur name an postin here on
RPCC an sayin rood fingz to us kitteez? Kud yoo pleez git dat hoomin to
behabe itself? Meowmie sez sheze gonna blok yur postz if it keepz up.

Rebecca, who would miss seeing Unka Cory's and Onyx's posts

"Cory" wrote in message
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wrote:
I came across this stored on my 'puter. Seems to have been cut from a
longer e- -- sorry p-mail exchange.


I'm not sure if it was or not. I've looked in Google's archives and
can't find anything substantially different or longer than what you
posted.

Uh... while looking in the archives, I was surprised by something...
you kitties ARE aware that this is the TENTH annifursary of the
Jellicle Ball, right????? The first JB was held in 10/96.

--- Unca Cory



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Old October 3rd 06, 06:37 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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Cory wrote:

Uh... while looking in the archives, I was surprised by something...
you kitties ARE aware that this is the TENTH annifursary of the
Jellicle Ball, right????? The first JB was held in 10/96.

--- Unca Cory


Right: 1996 = 1, 1997=2 1998=3 1999=4 2000=5 2001=6 2002=7
2003=8 2004=9 2005=10,

and TA DA -- 2006=11!!! Ergo 2006 marks the 11th (not 10th) Jellicle
Ball.

Me thinks "Unca Cory" needs a counting lesson.

The Bobcat

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Old October 3rd 06, 06:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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No, he sed da tenf ANNIFURSARY, not da tenfest wun. Itz bin 10 yeerz since
da firstest wun.

Rebecca, mathemagician

wrote in message
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Cory wrote:

Uh... while looking in the archives, I was surprised by something...
you kitties ARE aware that this is the TENTH annifursary of the
Jellicle Ball, right????? The first JB was held in 10/96.

--- Unca Cory


Right: 1996 = 1, 1997=2 1998=3 1999=4 2000=5 2001=6 2002=7
2003=8 2004=9 2005=10,

and TA DA -- 2006=11!!! Ergo 2006 marks the 11th (not 10th) Jellicle
Ball.

Me thinks "Unca Cory" needs a counting lesson.

The Bobcat



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Old October 3rd 06, 06:59 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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O0ooo Rebecca, I yam sooo emprezt wiff yur lajik!

Pitoonya, huu wudunt hab thot so gud



Rebecca wrote:
No, he sed da tenf ANNIFURSARY, not da tenfest wun. Itz bin 10 yeerz
since da firstest wun.

Rebecca, mathemagician

wrote in message
oups.com...

Cory wrote:

Uh... while looking in the archives, I was surprised by something...
you kitties ARE aware that this is the TENTH annifursary of the
Jellicle Ball, right????? The first JB was held in 10/96.

--- Unca Cory


Right: 1996 = 1, 1997=2 1998=3 1999=4 2000=5 2001=6 2002=7
2003=8 2004=9 2005=10,

and TA DA -- 2006=11!!! Ergo 2006 marks the 11th (not 10th) Jellicle
Ball.

Me thinks "Unca Cory" needs a counting lesson.

The Bobcat



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Old October 3rd 06, 07:15 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
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Default Jellicle Ball: The Story of the First Jellicle Ball

Hummmmmm. Unca Cory is impugning that this should be our 10th not 11th
Jellicle Ball when he said "... you kitties ARE aware that this is the
TENTH annifursary of the Jellicle Ball, right????? "
I said Right! but this is our 11th Jellicle Ball and I proved it!!!
One could argue that 10 full years have passed ie 10 Jellicle Balls, OR
we are starting our 11th year ie 2006-2007 . Unca Cory either needs to
learn to count ...or a course in logic.

The Bobcat (Ph.D. -- for real!!!)

Rebecca wrote:
No, he sed da tenf ANNIFURSARY, not da tenfest wun. Itz bin 10 yeerz since
da firstest wun.

Rebecca, mathemagician

wrote in message
oups.com...

Cory wrote:

Uh... while looking in the archives, I was surprised by something...
you kitties ARE aware that this is the TENTH annifursary of the
Jellicle Ball, right????? The first JB was held in 10/96.

--- Unca Cory


Right: 1996 = 1, 1997=2 1998=3 1999=4 2000=5 2001=6 2002=7
2003=8 2004=9 2005=10,

and TA DA -- 2006=11!!! Ergo 2006 marks the 11th (not 10th) Jellicle
Ball.

Me thinks "Unca Cory" needs a counting lesson.

The Bobcat


 




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