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Aaaaalisonnnnnnn!

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The meaning of the name Alison is 'Noble kind; of the noble sort'.

The rankings for 2007 for different spellings of Alison.

Alison------288
Allison------46
Allyson-------267
Alyson-------524
Alicyn------unranked
Alycin--------unranked

Colony Zones was well represented by a mix-and-match assortment of lovely aaa liss son's (phonetic spelling given to prevent ire from the noble kind.)

The women depictied in my filmic homage are, I am fairly sure:

Aliswim [ame="http://forums.usms.org/member.php?u=1259"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]

Swimmy [ame="http://forums.usms.org/member.php?u=736"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]

Swimshark [ame="http://forums.usms.org/member.php?u=2091"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]

And possibly Swimalison [ame="http://forums.usms.org/member.php?u=9172"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]

But I thought she said Swimali, but I can't find a link for Swimali, so maybe I misheard.

Alison Lyrics

(written by: Elvis Costello)

Oh, it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl
And with the way you look, I understand that you were not impressed
But I heard you let that little friend of mine
Take off your party dress
I'm not gonna get too sentimental
Like those other sticky valentines
'Cause I don't know if you are loving some body
I only know it isn't mine

Allison, I know this world is killing you
Oh, Allison, my aim is true

Well, I see you've got a husband now
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake?
You used to hold him right in your hand
Ah, but he took all that he could take
Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking
When I hear the silly things that you say
I think somebody better put out the big light
'Cause I can't stand to see you this way

Allison, I know this world is killing you
Oh, Allison, my aim is true
My aim is true
My aim is true
(REPEAT AND FADE)


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I am continuing to nurse myself back to health from Swine Flu Lite, mostly because I can find no one who will remotely consider nursing me anywhere whatsoever.

God knows if I was capable of nursing, I would share my ample bosom with a sick boy like me in a heart beat, but--oh, well. Perhaps that is why God made men more naturally generous than women, knowing that if they shared our penchant for kindness, their gender would soon be dessicated to death by the world's sickly demands.

The exception, of course, to the niggardly doling out of generosity to females will be very evident in tonight's short, palette-cleansing diversion from competitive highlites at the recent Colonies Zones Masters Championships, a meet about which I know the greater swimming community continues to buzz with the astonishing performances of various Zonesmen in general and one Zonesman in particular.

Life is not all swimming. For the mentally balanced adult individual, a good 2 or 3 percent of life takes place outside a chlorinated environment. It is in this spirit of a break from the water that I present tonight's vlog:
Four Allisons and Jim's Funeral.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u04-Nmug1M"]YouTube - Four Allison's and Jim's Funeral[/ame]

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  1. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Ah! Elvis Costello and one of my favorite songs...no bueno when you let that little friend of mine take off your party dress....
  2. jim thornton's Avatar
    We all have a little friend like that. He lives inside our underwear.
  3. Bobinator's Avatar
    Will you define the word "niggardly" please. That's a new one for me, I may try to use it tomorrow.
    Salutations,

    bob
  4. jim thornton's Avatar
    Hi, Bob,

    It means stingy. It's a perfectly legitimate word, but it can sometimes be misconstrued and/or misheard. You might want to stick with stingy.

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-a-racist-word