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#41228 - 09/10/01 08:18 PM
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#41229 - 09/10/01 08:29 PM Re: A small request
wwh Offline
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Surely a modest request, Max. Everybody should have one.


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#41230 - 09/10/01 08:30 PM Re: A small request
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
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Why sure, Max. I have a few extra pounds I've been trying to find a home for. Would you like them from the belly, hips, or thighs? I'm calling dibs on the white meat!


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#41231 - 09/10/01 08:30 PM Re: A small request
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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It goes under the hammer in New York on October 8 to 9 and is expected to raise upwards of NZ$6 million

Soooo - what's that? About 55 bucks, American? I think we can swing that, Max.


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#41232 - 09/10/01 11:26 PM Re: A small request
Jackie Offline

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Shoot, who the heck would want the darned old Shakespeare, anyway? I covet the "Songs of Innocence"!


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#41233 - 09/11/01 09:23 AM Re: A small request
Geoff Offline
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Registered: 11/12/00
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Loc: Portland,Oregon, USA

Shoot, who the heck would want the darned old Shakespeare, anyway? I covet the "Songs of Innocence"!


Oh, Jackie, we're going to have to blake you of your habit of disparaging The Bard! But then you'll read "Songs of Experience." We just hope our effort isn't Love's Labour Lost.


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#41234 - 09/11/01 10:54 AM Re: A small request
Bingley Offline
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[sigh]
The news story about Max's christmas gift has a link to a story that lolly sticks are no longer going to have jokes on them!!!!! Because the Germans are complaining that they can't understand the jokes !!!! [/sigh]

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,3782-738860,00.html

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#41235 - 09/12/01 01:03 PM Lolly sticks in Deutschland
TEd Remington Offline
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F*** 'em if they can't take a joke.

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#41236 - 09/12/01 04:29 PM Re: A Crusade : Save the Lolly Jokes
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Bingley, old chap, take a leaf out of your Former Colony's book and start a Crusade.

Several years ago Nabisco (the food giant) announced it would no longer make Crown Pilot crackers "The Famous Chowder Cracker."
New Englanders were outraged, particularly the folks in Maine and NH where lobster chowder, clam chowder -made with cream please- and corn chowder (pronounced Chowdah) are favorites and staples of the winter diet.
We made so much noise and signed so many petitions that Nabisco caved! The Food Giant gave in and Crown Pilot in the big brown box with the red end-flaps is back on the shelves of markets throughout New England.
Nabisco threw a party in a fancy Boston waterfront restaurant for the core group of instigators to announce they would continue to make the Chowder Crackers. Of course the main dishes at the party were Chowdahs and Crown Pilot - the good crackers!
Classy bunch those Nabisco folks. Got a lot of free publicity too which was just gravy for them!

Save the lolly jokes!

And thanks for a bit of levity today. As my Granmother was fond of saying : "A good laugh is as good as a good cry."



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#41237 - 09/13/01 05:22 PM Re: A small request
belMarduk Offline
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Registered: 09/28/00
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Um, lolly sticks?????

I looked at the article but am still unsure. Is it striped icecream on a stick? Is it just a summer treat?

We have lollypops. Hard, generally fruity-flavoured candy at tip of small paper stick that kiddies slurp on until dissolved. You might get a peppermint one with stripes (like in the picture) but kiddies aren't really partial to those.



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