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  • I hear he's an excellent dancer too.

    February 5, 2011

  • I'd think the whole water-into-wine thing would go better with the tiny umbrella theme.

    February 2, 2011

  • *guffaw*

    I've heard he's a bonzer date though he gets tired of flappers asking him to do the loaves thing on spec.

    February 2, 2011

  • Bilby, that's a bit disturbing in the context of this other quotation from that article: "An especially poignant moment came during the sermon when the Rev. James Shea described Jesus Christ's ability to help people, 'kind of like a pickup man.'"

    February 2, 2011

  • In the bar he's easier to detect as he swoops in with two drinks sporting little coloured umbrellas.

    February 1, 2011

  • "In the rodeo arena, the pickup man is often an overlooked part of the action.

    Charged with the task of grabbing a cowboy from the back of a bucking horse, pickup men save cowboys from the danger a twisting, kicking equine can present. But after a spectacular bronc ride, few fans clap for the pickup men. The glory goes to the rider."

    --"Friends honor rodeo rescuer who died saving young cowboy" High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal (2004)

    January 31, 2011