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Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins #8177652 02/20/21 10:16 AM
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You are working on your family genealogy and for sake of example, let's say
that your great-great uncle, Remus Starr, a fellow lacking in character, was
hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.

A cousin has supplied you with the only known photograph of Remus, showing
him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture are the words:
"Remus Starr: Horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison, 1885.
Escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton
detectives, convicted and hanged, 1889."

Pretty grim situation, right? But let's revise things a bit. We simply crop
the picture, scan in an enlarged image and edit it with image processing
software so that all that is seen is a head shot.

Next, we rewrite the text: "Remus Starr was a famous cowboy in the Montana
Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable
equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroads. Beginning
in 1885, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government
facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In
1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned
Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important
civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was
standing collapsed."

Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8177660 02/20/21 11:34 AM
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You are ready for a position in government


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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8177739 02/20/21 01:46 PM
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Good lord

Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8177809 02/20/21 02:25 PM
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Sounds as if he is a upstanding citizen.. I would have appealed. bolt


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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8177913 02/20/21 03:34 PM
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You need to go in business writing real estate ads!! smile

Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: Blank] #8178346 02/20/21 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Blank
You need to go in business writing real estate ads!! smile

what? give up a lucrative career... with the DNC??

Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: fishfree] #8178368 02/20/21 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fishfree
Originally Posted by Blank
You need to go in business writing real estate ads!! smile

what? give up a lucrative career... with the DNC??

I believe you are speech writer for the DNC. Every thing you said was true. Sort of. Lol


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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8178457 02/21/21 12:41 AM
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cheers


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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8178507 02/21/21 01:15 AM
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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8178539 02/21/21 01:33 AM
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I read that many years ago and its still just as funny. Thanks for posting.



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Re: Putting the Spin on Spotty Cousins [Re: redhaze] #8178767 02/21/21 05:40 AM
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