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#209479 - 02/09/13 07:45 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Outside's a monotonous drizzle
With clouds of a boring, dull grizzle
I felt near to despair,
So I lit up a flare
And a sparkler to watch them all fizzle.

Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond? They're a silvery-grey, bullrush-shaped blob on the end of a wire, which you light up and they burn with a bright, sparkling light as you wave them around. Great fun! Kids like me love them.


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#209481 - 02/09/13 11:38 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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[quote=Rhubarb Commando]
Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond?/quote]

Had 'em when I was a kid, but I haven't seen any in decades. Probably illegal now.

#209483 - 02/10/13 12:59 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Probably illegal? Could be but we are so behind the
rest of the world that I would not know. But I saw
some last July Fourth.


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#209486 - 02/10/13 07:35 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
Outside's a monotonous drizzle
With clouds of a boring, dull grizzle
I felt near to despair,
So I lit up a flare
And a sparkler to watch them all fizzle.


"What a strange thing!
To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms"
_________________________ Kobayashi Issa (Poems)

#209489 - 02/10/13 05:16 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Sorry, forgot to give two more words - again. frown

TURBOT - TURN


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#209492 - 02/10/13 06:53 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
[quote=Rhubarb Commando]
Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond?/quote]

Had 'em when I was a kid, but I haven't seen any in decades. Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here. Actually they're one of the few types of fireworks that can be bought at a regular store, such as a grocery store around the 4th of July. WE bought several boxes this year and still have some around. Lit a few the other night at a party!


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#209494 - 02/10/13 09:04 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator

Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here.

Just an offhand, cynical remark. No reason to believe it's true.

#209495 - 02/10/13 09:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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My remark, not yours!

#209496 - 02/10/13 10:31 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Either way - sparklers are the last remnant of legal fireworks in many places in New England, or at least here ( = Massachusetts). Anything else you hear around here- and there is plenty - was probably imported from the South, or perhaps China.

#209498 - 02/10/13 11:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator

Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here.

Just an offhand, cynical remark. No reason to believe it's true.


heh

no worries!


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