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Old 11-20-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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This is not a pipe dream

On this day (November 21) in 1898, René Magritte was born (Google and Wikipedia told me, so it must be true). We owe a lot to Magritte - for instance, I owe him 14 shekels and half a henway - and by "we" I mean all those who subscribe to Unutterable Silliness. I think we should all go look at some of René's works (did you know he invented New York?) and come back here and tell us how you feel about them. For instance, I kind of want to own a Bowler Hat right now.

Did I mention I bought a "straw" fedora? (and for all those pedants obsessed by hattery and millinery who wish to protest most profusely about my use of the term, yes, I know, a fedora isn't made straw, but then, the "straw" in my fedora isn't actually straw either, so they cancel each other out)

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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So what's a henway? Oh, about 3 pounds.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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Shouldn't you have bought a "straw" bowler-hat instead? Not that bowler-hats are made of straw.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:07 AM   #5
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Shouldn't you have bought a "straw" bowler-hat instead? Not that bowler-hats are made of straw.
Hey, I thought I was building the straw men around here?

"Like trying to suck an apple through a straw, so are the Days Of Our Lives"


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Old 11-21-2008, 11:09 AM   #6
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I dream a lot of odd dreams, but I don't think I've ever dreamed of pipes.

Have probably jinxed myself for tonight now though. Suitable alcohol consumption should fix that. Or exacerbate it.

What effect do Zany Carter's have on pipe dreams?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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I dream a lot of odd dreams, but I don't think I've ever dreamed of pipes.

Have probably jinxed myself for tonight now though. Suitable alcohol consumption should fix that. Or exacerbate it.

What effect do Zany Carter's have on pipe dreams?
They turn your dreams into pipe-bombs. Ask Marc, thats why his head keeps exploding all the time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:14 AM   #8
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They turn your dreams into pipe-bombs. Ask Marc, thats why his head keeps exploding all the time.
of course, that only explains the explosions that take place when he's asleep...
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #9
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of course, that only explains the explosions that take place when he's asleep...
True that, true that. Maybe the ones that happen while he is awake can by blamed on the alien, atlantean trilobites?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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True that, true that. Maybe the ones that happen while he is awake can by blamed on the alien, atlantean trilobites?
yes, that would be the obvious explanation.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:21 AM   #11
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:45 AM   #12
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #13
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Years ago I had the Windows "Pipe" screensaver running for a while; but, since it was not corn-cob pipes I changed it rfor another.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
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Puhleeeeze .... don't bring up PIPES!! I just paid my plumber.

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:27 PM   #15
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Puhleeeeze .... don't bring up PIPES!! I just paid my plumber.

Which has just brought to mind a plumber who is a cross between Magritte and Crococile Dundee. doing the sucking air in through teeth thing whilst looking at dodgy plumbing, proclaiming "call that a pipe? you 'cowboys in or wot? That's not a pipe!" pausing only to pull some improbably expensive looking tubing from his bag "now this. This is wot you'd call a pipe"
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