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 Post subject: Bad catch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:23 am 
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ATV riders have found themselves in a Catch-22 with the state's closure of public roads in the Adirondacks: The move pushes riders to private lands, but there is no dedicated fund to create ATV trails there. <p>*Is it just me, or is this term misused about 90% of the time?*<p>[ June 14, 2004: Message edited by: ADKbrown ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Bad catch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:31 pm 
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It's not just you. <p>"Catch-22" has been watered down to be a fancy way of saying "catch" the noun, as in something that temporarily keeps you from accomplishing what you want. <p>But Catch-22, as invented by Joseph Heller, is a sort of super-catch that is *impossible* to get around - certainly not the case in this quote. <p>(Readers of this wonderful novel will remember that Catch-22 involved trying to get out of dangerous bombing missions by claiming insanity. This is allowed - but the Catch-22 is that anybody who thinks to ask for this exemption is obviously sane and therefore ineligible. To quote: <p>("A concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions.")


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 Post subject: Re: Bad catch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:56 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:
*Is it just me, or is this term misused about 90% of the time?*
<hr></blockquote><p>You're being conservative.
Aside: I normally don't express my opinion on corporeal matters, but may I suggest that the state "create" a one-way ATV trail that terminates at the end of a short pier?


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 Post subject: Re: Bad catch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:57 pm 
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At the end of a short pier high above jagged rocks sticking out of very deep and treacherous water - that never freezes in winter. It will work for snowmobiles too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:46 pm 
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There must be a Jet Ski in the water at the precise landing point.


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