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Old 01.11.2016, 21:56
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Dunno. I'll search for something rude and get back to you.

Christ. That's something you can't unsee. Those were some fugly fishies.

Moderate.
Ye of little faith.

Fugu is Japanese for what we call "Blowfish".

The Fugu is considered ugly by most in it's normal state, but when threatened it inflates itself into a spikey ball. Considered a delicacy by the Japanese, but if prepared improperly can lead to death.

Kind of like me.
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Ye of little faith.

Fugu is Japanese for what we call "Blowfish".

The Fugu is considered ugly by most in it's normal state, but when threatened it inflates itself into a spikey ball. Considered a delicacy by the Japanese, but if prepared improperly can lead to death.

Kind of like me.

I have faith... just not in Google!

I did wonder if it would be one of those inflatable sumo suits people wear to mock-wrestle at fetes etc.
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Old 01.11.2016, 22:04
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Type of curry, beloved of UK curry houses. Tomato base with peppers, onions and coriander.
Sounds vile.

But I guess that's why you had a G+T after your extremely early dinner.

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Old 01.11.2016, 22:08
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I have faith... just not in Google!

I did wonder if it would be one of those inflatable sumo suits people wear to mock-wrestle at fetes etc.
How would an inflatable sumo suit protect me from a group hug?
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Sounds vile.

But I guess that's why you had a G+T after your extremely early dinner.

Tom
Nope. Is yum. Early dinners happen when you have breakfast with your Small Person at 5.30 am.
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Let's do a group hug.
Let's don't. I'm sure the last thing she wants is this group hug....
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How would an inflatable sumo suit protect me from a group hug?
I didn't think it through. Maybe everyone would ricochet off?
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Old 01.11.2016, 22:13
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I'm an American, and nobody seems to like us, either. maybe we should get together and han...

...oops, sorry, maybe not such a good idea.

Sounds like there is a need for Americans Anonymous nowadays.
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Old 01.11.2016, 22:16
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I didn't think it through. Maybe everyone would ricochet off?
Sigh... had a window seat in physics, did we? Just imagine... BlueAngel shows up and hurls herself at me... The sumo suit is mostly air, BlueAngel otoh.... Think of p=mv Think of playing billiards with a pingpong ball on the table.

With the fugu suit normal women would be repulsed. On the off chance that not all of the women here on EF are normal, I still have the instant inflation defense.

I am nothing if not cautious.
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Sigh... had a window seat in physics, did we? Just imagine... BlueAngel shows up and hurls herself at me... The sumo suit is mostly air, BlueAngel otoh.... Think of p=mv Think of playing billiards with a pingpong ball on the table.

With the fugu suit normal women would be repulsed. On the off chance that not all of the women here on EF are normal, I still have the instant inflation defense.

I am nothing if not cautious.
Physics... would that be one of those Science-y words? It all sounds like witchcraft to me...

Wouldn't a ping pong ball ricochet?

It's possible I'm thinking pinball. Which means I now have Baba O'Riley in my head. There is no room for your Physicks in there.
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Old 01.11.2016, 22:29
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Physics... would that be one of those Science-y words? It all sounds like witchcraft to me...

Wouldn't a ping pong ball ricochet?
Well, if BlueAngel has a very large mass, and I have a very small mass, who do you think would be playing the role of the ping pong ball in this one act tragedy?
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Ye of little faith.

Fugu is Japanese for what we call "Blowfish".

The Fugu is considered ugly by most in it's normal state, but when threatened it inflates itself into a spikey ball. Considered a delicacy by the Japanese, but if prepared improperly can lead to death.

Kind of like me.




Oh wow I thought this happens only in Toronto, Detroit or Chicago
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My kids love our swiss neighbours. They throw away great stuff all the time. Today we picked up umbrellas, honey, craft stuff, a rucksack and some cushions. We've got a couple of cupboards, tables, chairs, some picture frames, and even skis off the street since we've been here. We even got some rubbish labels too since some people are paying to get this great stuff taken off there hands!
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Old 01.11.2016, 22:42
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Seriously? Dickens is the reason soap operas and multi-stranded narratives exist. Probably Eliot too. They wrote about every day people going about their lives... if Shakespeare were alive today he'd be winning awards for his screenplays.
If Billy Boy Wigglestick were alive today, he'd be writing Coronation Street, or as it's known in my house, 'Corelanus'. Reckon Edgar Allan Poe would write Eastenders though.
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Sounds like there is a need for Americans Anonymous nowadays.
I think that our inability to remain anonymous is part of what makes us American, unfortunately.

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Well, if BlueAngel has a very large mass, and I have a very small mass, who do you think would be playing the role of the ping pong ball in this one act tragedy?
Daniel Day Lewis? I hear he's very Method...


Ouchy?
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If Billy Boy Wigglestick were alive today, he'd be writing Coronation Street, or as it's known in my house, 'Corelanus'. Reckon Edgar Allan Poe would write Eastenders though.
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Well, if BlueAngel has a very large mass, and I have a very small mass, who do you think would be playing the role of the ping pong ball in this one act tragedy?
Personally I believe this could only result in a mutually agreeable, sizzling HOT sushi combination...
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Old 01.11.2016, 23:01
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Personally I believe this could only result in a mutually agreeable, sizzling HOT sushi combination...
I sense a trap.
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Nope. Is yum. Early dinners happen when you have breakfast with your Small Person at 5.30 am.
Midgets get fed early, and sent off to bed.

Adults get fed after 8 (or 9, or 10)!

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Just imagine... BlueAngel shows up and hurls herself at me...
Highly unlikely.

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The sumo suit is mostly air, BlueAngel otoh....
...is mostly tits and belly, so at least you'd have a soft landing.

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I am nothing if not cautious.
Good job too because I'd probably snap you like a wafer thin mint.

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Personally I believe this could only result in a mutually agreeable, sizzling HOT sushi combination...
...like Monroe and Arthur Miller taken to a new extreme.

Just playing catch up ZuriRollt. I've had the builders in demolishing and laying new foundations, so my head is a mush of circular saws and pneumatic drills. Time to embrace the silence. But if Kedi doesn't wind her neck in, I have a digger in the back garden that she can borrow for that hole she's making for herself. I can't believe that 2 flights, 900 miles and 4 builders demolishing part of my house later, she's still papping on. Beggar's belief!

But whilst you're here ZuriRollt... The new kitchen will have high gloss white units and oak worktops. Would you go for matt or gloss white tiles? And what about the flooring? I could extend the existing terracotta tiled floor, or go for oak, or something completely different?
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