[Ads-l] Root of Pook?

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sat Sep 24 16:59:41 EDT 2016


I'm a little too young, but I've got four older siblings, so yeah, I got it.

Jim Parish


On 9/24/2016 12:41 PM, Margaret Winters wrote:
> You've got at least Geoff Nathan and me old enough as well to get it - though I thought (at the impressionable age of 10 or so when it was on) that Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was the seriously cute one.  Of course nobody said 'seriously cute' back then as far as I know...
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> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:
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>> Possibly, if there were a custom lawn care summer business, that could
>> have been "Pookie, blend me your loam."
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> Dave, I somehow had the impression that, when you stood, it was at
> attention. Clearly, I was wrong. You don't stand at attention, you do
> stand-up! ??
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> Hopefully, I'm not the only person here old enough to understand the full
> extent of your pun!
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