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Post by Rocketman on February 15th 2016, 8:44 pm

'And all billiard players. I shall have them play in a darkened dungeon all with crooked shoes & twisted shoes.'

Anybody know what this means?

This 'little list' letter might just be the oddest and creepiest of all Z letters.
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Post by ophion1031 on February 16th 2016, 9:44 pm

I have no idea what it means. I couldn't even make a guess. Maybe it was a commonly used expression back then?
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Post by Don Pseuym on February 17th 2016, 7:02 am

Isnt it crooked cues & twisted shoes ?

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Post by Galaxie500 on February 17th 2016, 9:10 am

It's a derivation of a line featured in The Mikado -

http://themargins.net/anth/19thc/gilbert.html

The advertising quack who wearies
With tales of countless cures,
His teeth, I’ve enacted,
Shall all be extracted
By terrified amateurs.
The music-hall singer attends a series
Of masses and fugues and ‘ops’
By Bach, interwoven
With Spohr and Beethoven,
At classical Monday Pops.
The billiard-sharp whom anyone catches
His doom’s extremely hard—
He’s made to dwell
In a dungeon cell
On a spot that’s always barred.
And there he plays extravagant matches
In fitless finger-stalls,
On a cloth untrue
With a twisted cue
And elliptical billiard balls.
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Post by ophion1031 on February 17th 2016, 9:52 pm

Galaxie500 wrote:It's a derivation of a line featured in The Mikado -

http://themargins.net/anth/19thc/gilbert.html

The advertising quack who wearies
With tales of countless cures,
His teeth, I’ve enacted,
Shall all be extracted
By terrified amateurs.
The music-hall singer attends a series
Of masses and fugues and ‘ops’
By Bach, interwoven
With Spohr and Beethoven,
At classical Monday Pops.
The billiard-sharp whom anyone catches
His doom’s extremely hard—
He’s made to dwell
In a dungeon cell
On a spot that’s always barred.
And there he plays extravagant matches
In fitless finger-stalls,
On a cloth untrue
With a twisted cue
And elliptical billiard balls.

Ah!! Thanks for clearing that up. The Mikado is something I really haven't got around to studying up on yet.
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Post by Don Pseuym on February 18th 2016, 9:00 am

I am sure what your meant to take away from the Mikado is ...three.  "three little maids are we"

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Post by ophion1031 on May 12th 2016, 2:00 am

I think there was an old woman in S.F. who had something to do with a production of the Mikado in San Francisco and her last name was Stine.

EDIT: It was Isabel Stine. http://zodiackiller.forumotion.com/t238-oliver-isabel-stine
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Post by Sick E. Von Brutal on October 31st 2016, 2:23 am

ophion1031 wrote:I think there was an old woman in S.F. who had something to do with a production of the Mikado in San Francisco and her last name was Stine.

EDIT: It was Isabel Stine. http://zodiackiller.forumotion.com/t238-oliver-isabel-stine

any relation to paul?
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