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Old 07-16-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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No, no... my books aren't ready!...
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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No, no... my books aren't ready!...
And your excuse ???
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:41 AM   #5
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uh... I ran outta gas.
I had a flat tire.
I didn't have enough money for cab fare.
My tux didn't come back from the cleaners.
An old friend came in from outta town.
Someone stole my car.
There was an earthquake... a terrible flood... locusts!
It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!

(Thank you, Google.)
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #6
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uh... I ran outta gas.
So, you couldn't go out, had to stay in and do...?

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I had a flat tire.
Pump it up, or replace with the 'spare' tyre...

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I didn't have enough money for cab fare.
Hitch-hike (whoops, that's already a story...)


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My tux didn't come back from the cleaners.
No-one will know you work at the typewriter...(naked)...shhh don't tell...

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An old friend came in from outta town.
Some-one to 'bounce' ideas off of...

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Someone stole my car.
Hitch-hike (whoops, that's another 'nother story)...

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There was an earthquake... a terrible flood... locusts!
Hey ! you've got a good synopsis going there...(ah - wait, wasn't that one used in the Bible?...)

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It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!
Said the bishop to the actress when they got into the wrong dresses...

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(Thank you, Google.)
Sorry - not allowed, that's another thread; see pshrynk...
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:37 PM   #7
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Steve forgot to mention:
  • Sunspot activity.
  • They cut the Government funding.
  • The Red Sox were playing.
  • There was this little blue pill ....
  • The server was doing backup and locked the terminals.
  • The cattle prod needed recharging.
  • It was the upstairs' maid's day off.
  • All the high ASCII bits were set.
  • The doctor was out.
  • Congress was in session.
  • Dick Chaney invited me hunting.
  • The new issue of Mad Magazine had just come out.
  • The new issue of Playboy had just come out.
  • The new issue of Hustler had just come out.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:40 PM   #8
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Steve forgot to mention:
  • Sunspot activity.
  • They cut the Government funding.
  • The Red Sox were playing.
  • There was this little blue pill ....
  • The server was doing backup and locked the terminals.
  • The cattle prod needed recharging.
  • It was the upstairs' maid's day off.
  • All the high ASCII bits were set.
  • The doctor was out.
  • Congress was in session.
  • Dick Chaney invited me hunting.
  • The new issue of Mad Magazine had just come out.
  • The new issue of Playboy had just come out.
  • The new issue of Hustler had just come out.
OK
We're funded?
Who?
What?
OK
Ouch!
Bad boy!
Huh?
Pshrynk was here!
Right.
Again ... ouch!
OK
Bad boy!
Really bad boy!
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:29 AM   #9
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My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Robots, Blue things and others (they knoweth whom they be);

If you love chocolate and growing plants, the following may be of some interest...

A gorgeous-looking plant, with very deep brown flowers that really, yes really do smell of chocolate - saw one at a garden centre, yesterday - if we didn't have cats I would have got one to keep indoors...

Cosmos atrosanguineus
"Formerly called Bidens atrosanguinea and comparatively unknown, this tender Mexican perennial is now a fashionable late summer highlight in warm borders, as much for its scent of vanilla and hot chocolate as for the dusky brownish-red blooms. As with most cosmos varieties, the blooms resemble small single dahlias, and its culture is similar too, for it has a tuber which, in mild gardens, may be planted at least 15cm (6in) deep and left in the ground with winter protection, or is more usually lifted in autumn for drying and storage."
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:06 AM   #10
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My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Robots, Blue things and others (they knoweth whom they be);

If you love chocolate and growing plants, the following may be of some interest...

A gorgeous-looking plant, with very deep brown flowers that really, yes really do smell of chocolate - saw one at a garden centre, yesterday - if we didn't have cats I would have got one to keep indoors...

Cosmos atrosanguineus
"Formerly called Bidens atrosanguinea and comparatively unknown, this tender Mexican perennial is now a fashionable late summer highlight in warm borders, as much for its scent of vanilla and hot chocolate as for the dusky brownish-red blooms. As with most cosmos varieties, the blooms resemble small single dahlias, and its culture is similar too, for it has a tuber which, in mild gardens, may be planted at least 15cm (6in) deep and left in the ground with winter protection, or is more usually lifted in autumn for drying and storage."
Dangerous news indeed. Does this mean I have to tell my two year old daughter, and my wife, that there is a chocolate tree?
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:44 AM   #11
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Dangerous news indeed. Does this mean I have to tell my two year old daughter, and my wife, that there is a chocolate tree?
Excuse, me...apart from my magic sources...

Where else do you expect chocolate to come from???
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Why, the chocolate fairy of course!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:51 AM   #13
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Why, the chocolate fairy of course!
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:57 AM   #15
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Why, the chocolate fairy of course!
BELIEVE ME!!

She is nothing but trouble, the little minx...She tries to pinch all my best pieces, but luckily she gets just the left-overs...You're far better off coming to the source...
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