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#209516 - 02/11/13 10:18 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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You can still buy all sorts of fireworks in UK - bangers, riackets, Roman Candles, Goblin Moines, etc, etc. When I was a kid, these were just for November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day, celebrating the burnig of the stake of the catholic terrorist who tried to blow up King James I of England (& VI of Scotland)and Parliament - almost enough to make me convert from atheism to catholicism!

But, increasingly, fireworks are moving into the hands of professionals who put on slendid firework shows, lasting half an hour and getting through several thousnad pounds-worth of gunpowder and chemicals which pollute the atmosphere as much as a motorway with four solid lanes of traffic for an hour.


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#209540 - 02/12/13 05:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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The recent movie "Neverland" with Charlie Roe as Peter,
has a scene concerning ' penny for the Guy".


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209541 - 02/12/13 05:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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A turbot in every pot, a drink for every sot
Said the Queen who wasn't mean...well, not a lot
Give us cake, the riffraff said
In turn she said, off your head
Merry England wasn't very merry; merry it was not.

KAFKAESQUE - KARMA

#209543 - 02/12/13 05:43 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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I'm looking forward to the limerick with those two words.
Good choice JJ.


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#209589 - 02/16/13 05:53 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Some folks swear that my life's Kafkaesque.
Others doubt it: "Self-conscious burlesque."
It won't do any harm, a
Small effect on my karma
If I keep a cockroach on my desk.

ROSE ROTATORY

#209590 - 02/16/13 04:21 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Cheers, you did it,Peter!


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#209591 - 02/16/13 05:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Just so, Trombo. Any man who sees good in a cockroach is a friend of mine. Just don't invite me over. smile

Perfect limerick.

#209592 - 02/16/13 10:05 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Brilliant, Peter! I've been trying - and failing - to get a limerick round these for days! Congratulations.


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#209595 - 02/16/13 11:21 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Thank you all. I was here when jj posted the pair, and it was a struggle, until suddenly it wasn't.

#209601 - 02/17/13 12:32 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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A young ballerina called Rose
Would rise on the points of her toes
In her father's conservatory
And, with movements rotatory,
Sink into a beautiful pose.

DISCLAIMER - DISCREET


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