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[I] Gownless evening strap
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CCA:)
2005-01-27 12:09:31 UTC
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CCA:)
Mark Gallagher
2005-01-27 12:46:56 UTC
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My opinion of the NY Post is confirmed yet again...

Oh, you meant the *dress*. Hoo baby, that's hot! And no, I wouldn't
let my daughter wear it. And not just because it costs nine hundred
bucks.


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Thomas Zahr
2005-01-27 12:46:03 UTC
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I see your ny post and raise you an

http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9

;-)
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Puck
2005-01-27 17:03:03 UTC
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I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
I have both of you beat.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/arts/meatdress.asp

Work safe, but dont click while you have a mouth full of food.
Lesley Weston
2005-01-27 19:32:37 UTC
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I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
An empty grey square? Nice and restful, but I don't think it trumps the
"Gownless evening strap" picture. ("Trumps" is the wrong game, isn't it?
Never mind.)
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Thomas Zahr
2005-01-27 22:06:59 UTC
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I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
An empty grey square? Nice and restful, but I don't think
it trumps the "Gownless evening strap" picture. ("Trumps"
is the wrong game, isn't it? Never mind.)
http://www.express.de/servlet/Satellite?pagename=XP/index&pageid=100437069
3564&rubrik=221&artikelid=1106395622487&regid=1

you'll have to unwrap it yourself though
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melinda
2005-01-28 04:42:49 UTC
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I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
An empty grey square? Nice and restful, but I don't think it trumps the
"Gownless evening strap" picture. ("Trumps" is the wrong game, isn't it?
Never mind.)
I didn't see the picture of the gownless strap, but I did see the other
"dress". I also got a nice gray square.
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graham
2005-01-27 19:42:49 UTC
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Hi there,

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:46:03 +0100, Thomas Zahr
Post by Thomas Zahr
Post by CCA:)
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over the top...')
I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
And I'll trump you with (definitely *not* work safe!!):

http://www.affordable-leather.co.uk/item--Spanking-Skirt-Midi--SKRT+2.html

Cheers,
Graham.
Jeroen Wenting
2005-01-28 18:58:17 UTC
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Hi there,
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:46:03 +0100, Thomas Zahr
Post by Thomas Zahr
Post by CCA:)
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I see your ny post and raise you an
http://tinyurl.com/4ccw9
http://www.affordable-leather.co.uk/item--Spanking-Skirt-Midi--SKRT+2.html
Cheers,
Graham.
would depend on your line of work :)
Flesh-eating Dragon
2005-01-27 12:54:22 UTC
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Unseen University doesn't have a department of Inadvisably Applied
Fashion, but if it did, this would have a place.

I'm not denying the, um, aesthetic appeal ... but remember that
inadvisably applied *magic* has its aesthetic appeal too (viz. the
explosions).

Adrian.
(Using Google because something's up with the lspace news server)
Arwen Lune
2005-01-27 13:05:20 UTC
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In article <***@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
CCA:) proclaimed...
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That would be this one then?

Loading Image...

Cheers,
Arwen
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Elliott Grasett
2005-01-27 16:36:41 UTC
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CCA:) proclaimed...
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That would be this one then?
http://www.cbslimited.com/pics/prom_xcite/376L.jpg
Cheers,
Arwen
Quite chaste by comparison. Less revealing: more alluring.
It really is remarkable, what one may accomplish with
tiny pieces of cloth and immense engineering skills. . .
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Arwen Lune
2005-01-27 16:51:37 UTC
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http://www.cbslimited.com/pics/prom_xcite/376L.jpg
Quite chaste by comparison.
Yes. Look again at the picture above - especially at
the shot of the back - and then again at this picture:

http://www.nypost.com/style/39213.htm

..then tell me if you got my point :-)

Cheers,
Arwen
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Lesley Weston
2005-01-27 19:34:34 UTC
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CCA:) proclaimed...
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That would be this one then?
http://www.cbslimited.com/pics/prom_xcite/376L.jpg
Told you! She had it on backwards.
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Stacie Hanes
2005-01-30 00:23:29 UTC
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CCA:) proclaimed...
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That would be this one then?
http://www.cbslimited.com/pics/prom_xcite/376L.jpg
Told you! She had it on backwards.
So she does! ROFL
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Darin Johnson
2005-01-30 00:50:09 UTC
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Told you! She had it on backwards.
So she does! ROFL
I'm slightly suspicious that the dress is symmetrical.
That is, the front and back are the same, it's just how
much you flare out the fabric and where you put the tape.
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r***@excite.com
2005-01-30 01:03:00 UTC
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Post by Arwen Lune
In article
CCA:) proclaimed...
Post by CCA:)
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That would be this one then?
http://www.cbslimited.com/pics/prom_xcite/376L.jpg
Told you! She had it on backwards.
So she does! ROFL
To be slightly serious, I suppose either maybe they did that on
purpose, or else maybe that's why some of us can't see the picture with
the story (I've now seen both; my pulse is now normal). Or maybe
neither.

If on purpose, it's a bit yellow-journalism, isn't it?

Carrot: "It's a bit small, Mr. Varneshi."
Varneshi: "That's because you don't wear it on your head, you see."

Incidentally, I am prepared to accept, if so told, that America has
seen announcements of school dances cancelled due to indecent dancing
since Elvis Presley was shown on television, or earlier.
<http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/features/strangenews/apress_011005_strangenews_dancing.html>,
etc.
Arthur Hagen
2005-01-27 13:13:14 UTC
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top...')
Don't you have a link to a *picture* of the thing?
(There's presumably a picture in the adstream somewhere, but it won't show
with sensible browsers that block pop-ups and overlays)
--
*Art
Flesh-eating Dragon
2005-01-28 16:09:17 UTC
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(My own opinion being something along the lines of 'T-shirt over the
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Don't you have a link to a *picture* of the thing?
http://www.nypost.com/photos/stylelede01242005.jpg

Adrian.
Kimberley Verburg
2005-01-27 13:25:04 UTC
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The NY Post model is wearing the dress back-to-front. The prom dress is
supposed to look like this,
http://www.cbslimited.com/2005-prom-dresses/2005-prom-gowns/detail_prom_xcite-376
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unknown
2005-01-27 13:46:12 UTC
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The NY Post model is wearing the dress back-to-front. The prom dress is
supposed to look like this,
http://www.cbslimited.com/2005-prom-dresses/2005-prom-gowns/detail_prom_xcite-376
Hey Kim,
you know what.I sincerely think you're right!
Funny to be in the NYP wearing a dress back-to-front...
ROTFL
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Graycat
2005-01-27 14:56:21 UTC
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On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 14:46:12 +0100, SAUN {SAchin BrojmohUN}
Post by unknown
Post by Kimberley Verburg
Post by CCA:)
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The NY Post model is wearing the dress back-to-front. The prom dress is
supposed to look like this,
http://www.cbslimited.com/2005-prom-dresses/2005-prom-gowns/detail_prom_xcite-376
Hey Kim,
you know what.I sincerely think you're right!
Funny to be in the NYP wearing a dress back-to-front...
ROTFL
I'd still only wear it with something underneath -
especially if it was at my high school prom. Though
something tight fitting and semi-transparent would suffice
and also not ruin the look of the dress much. Sort of like
this
Loading Image...
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Daibhid Ceannaideach
2005-01-27 14:55:20 UTC
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That's not a dress, it's a skirt with braces. And it looks a) cheap (in
both senses of the word) and b) downright silly. Speaking as a bloke, I'd
be embarrassed to be seen with someone wearing it, at least without the T-
shirt.
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Lister
2005-01-27 16:49:12 UTC
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La tempo, 27 Jan 2005 04:09:31 -0800 , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
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CCA:)
Well, I certainly wouldn't mind being seen with her...



Erm, did I just say that out loud? :)
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Eric Jarvis
2005-01-27 18:27:45 UTC
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So you'll be wearing one to CCDE then?

g,d&r
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CCA:)
2005-01-27 20:53:31 UTC
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So you'll be wearing one to CCDE then?
Nope! (And neither will I be wearing the assassin's cape that took me
weeks to make and I wore it for about five minutes and no-one realised
I was supposed to be an assassin anyway...)
CCA:)
Duke of Url
2005-01-28 15:47:54 UTC
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So you'll be wearing one to CCDE then?
Nope! (And neither will I be wearing the assassin's cape that took me
weeks to make and I wore it for about five minutes and no-one realised
I was supposed to be an assassin anyway...)
CCA:)
Sheesh! Dummy, that's the idea! You're gong to get an F in Skulking.
Flesh-eating Dragon
2005-01-28 16:14:12 UTC
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Nope! (And neither will I be wearing the assassin's cape that took me
weeks to make and I wore it for about five minutes and no-one realised
I was supposed to be an assassin anyway...)
So what would you have worn to my mother's fiftieth birthday where the
theme was anything starting with "F"?

I wore mostly black with 1+1=3 safety-pinned to the back of my shirt
and came as a Fallacy. One person came as a Football Fanatic but
looked, in fact, more like a Fool (as in jester).

Adrian.
Mark Gallagher
2005-01-28 16:18:51 UTC
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Post by CCA:)
Nope! (And neither will I be wearing the assassin's cape that took me
weeks to make and I wore it for about five minutes and no-one realised
I was supposed to be an assassin anyway...)
So what would you have worn to my mother's fiftieth birthday where the
theme was anything starting with "F"?
Feline, Shirley?

'Twould've been easy for me. Just show up as a Fatso...
Post by Flesh-eating Dragon
I wore mostly black with 1+1=3 safety-pinned to the back of my shirt
and came as a Fallacy. One person came as a Football Fanatic but
looked, in fact, more like a Fool (as in jester).
Interesting idea (the Fallacy bit, I mean, though Fool --- if
deliberate --- is a good 'un too).

Stay tuned for the AFPer showing up as a Fallus, and refusing to
explain whether it was deliberate or a spelling mistake.
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Flesh-eating Dragon
2005-01-28 16:23:33 UTC
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So what would you have worn to my mother's fiftieth birthday where the
theme was anything starting with "F"?
Feline, Shirley?
My cousin Bronwen did that one. Most people had trouble working it
out. Including me.
Post by Mark Gallagher
Post by Flesh-eating Dragon
I wore mostly black with 1+1=3 safety-pinned to the back of my shirt
and came as a Fallacy. One person came as a Football Fanatic but
looked, in fact, more like a Fool (as in jester).
Interesting idea (the Fallacy bit, I mean, though Fool --- if
deliberate --- is a good 'un too).
It wasn't, but the response when I pointed it out was, "That too!".

Adrian.
Lesley Weston
2005-01-27 19:27:38 UTC
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Perhaps she has it on backwards? Nice subject line, anyway.
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David Chapman
2005-01-27 21:09:31 UTC
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What are you all talking about? There's no picture accompanying that
article.

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Beth Winter
2005-01-27 21:16:10 UTC
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What are you all talking about? There's no picture accompanying that
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There is. <Loading Image...>
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Pudde Fjord
2005-01-27 21:25:47 UTC
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Hooray for backward dresses....

And I just loved the ad I got below:

Cheap wireless access....

Pudde.
Paul E. Jamison
2005-01-28 00:24:42 UTC
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My first thought was "wnough double-sided sticky tape to make Red Green
swoon with ecstacy". My second thought was that prices for fashionable
clothing make no sense whatsoever. I'll admit to "hubba-hubba" crossing my
mind, too, but then I'm a male human, so that's a given.

Paul
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g***@tpg.com.au
2005-01-28 09:03:39 UTC
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I like the phrase "dangerously revealing". There's something just so
prudish about it. As if the garmet in question could, if worn, bring the
entirity of human civilisation crashing down in an apocolyse of mayhem and
lawlessness.


-SteveD
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Jeroen Wenting
2005-01-28 19:00:36 UTC
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I like the phrase "dangerously revealing". There's something just so
prudish about it. As if the garmet in question could, if worn, bring the
entirity of human civilisation crashing down in an apocolyse of mayhem and
lawlessness.
No need, that happened when Tony Blair was elected Archchancelor of Britain
and surrounding countryside.
Rhiannon Sands
2005-01-28 11:58:40 UTC
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I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing has
(a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of priorities.

My first two cars put together didn't even cost that, even at today's
exchange rate.
--
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Arthur Hagen
2005-01-28 13:18:01 UTC
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I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of
clothing has (a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of
priorities.
Don't generalise like that. There's people out there that *have* to spend
more than that, due to them having to have clothes made. If the tailor has
to create a new pattern, $495 would be cheap for any piece of clothing.

Then there's specialist clothing that may be quite expensive too -- if you
work in -40 temperatures, you might want to invest $500 in an eiderdown
jacket. And if you're an officer, and need a gala uniform, that's not
exactly cheap either.

But for a skimpy high-school promenade dress? You bet it's too much! I'd
rather have them go naked. Er. Um.

Regards,
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Boyd Bottorff
2005-01-28 13:58:00 UTC
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But for a skimpy high-school promenade dress? You bet it's too much! I'd
rather have them go naked. Er. Um.
Considering the average high-schooler, well, please don't. Some of them
are attractive, but many, well, there's a *reason* for clothes. Really.
Steve Rogers
2005-01-28 18:20:10 UTC
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I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing has
(a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of priorities.
My first two cars put together didn't even cost that, even at today's
exchange rate.
$495 We could feed our horses for 3 months on that and still have enough
change for a decent meal for ourselves at Denny's

As to cars mine did too, mind you mum chose and bought the second one which
was totalled within a month lol

Steve
-----------------------------
Anyone wanna buy a horse?
@lec ©awley
2005-01-28 18:48:51 UTC
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Post by Rhiannon Sands
I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing has
(a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of priorities.
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
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CCA:)
2005-01-28 21:08:31 UTC
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You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
You can get five rather good holidays off teletext with that!
CCA:)
Eric Jarvis
2005-01-28 23:18:40 UTC
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You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a
sale -
Post by @lec ©awley
reduced to only £1500.
You can get five rather good holidays off teletext with that!
You can get a long way from most aspects of day to say life for that.
--
eric - afprelationships in headers
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Rhiannon Sands
2005-01-29 01:49:15 UTC
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Post by @lec ©awley
Post by Rhiannon Sands
I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing has
(a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of priorities.
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
Bloody hell!!!!!!!![1] How anyone can say that without choking on the
"only" is beyond me. I doubt my entire wardrobe added together would reach
that! I'd be too scared to wear the damn thing, one snag on a rough surface
and there's 15oo quid up the spout.

I dread to ask, but at the risk of a coronary, what was it before the sale?

[1]Exclamations marks out of stock, please await delivery of the remaining
balance of your punctuation order.

--
Rhiannon_S
Famous last words No. 22:
"that doesn't look all that hard"
g***@tpg.com.au
2005-01-29 06:33:45 UTC
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Post by Rhiannon Sands
Post by @lec ©awley
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
I dread to ask, but at the risk of a coronary, what was it before the sale?
Fifteen quid. They sold the decimal point first.
@lec ©awley
2005-01-29 11:06:31 UTC
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Post by Rhiannon Sands
Post by @lec ©awley
Post by Rhiannon Sands
I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing
has
Post by @lec ©awley
Post by Rhiannon Sands
(a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of priorities.
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
Bloody hell!!!!!!!![1] How anyone can say that without choking on the
"only" is beyond me. I doubt my entire wardrobe added together would reach
that! I'd be too scared to wear the damn thing, one snag on a rough surface
and there's 15oo quid up the spout.
I dread to ask, but at the risk of a coronary, what was it before the sale?
I don't recall, I am afraid. I think it was something like £2500.

It was, I have to admit, a very smart jacket. Hand painted silk with a
New York skyscraper line all over it. Would the name Moschino be an
appropriate source?
--
@lec ©awley
Karen
2005-01-29 14:22:34 UTC
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@lec ©awley" <***@spamspam.co.uk> writes
Post by @lec ©awley
Post by @lec ©awley
Post by Rhiannon Sands
I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of clothing
has [too much money]
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a sale -
reduced to only £1500.
Bloody hell!!!!!!!![1] [..] what was it before the sale?
I don't recall, I am afraid. I think it was something like £2500.
It was, I have to admit, a very smart jacket. Hand painted silk with a
New York skyscraper line all over it. Would the name Moschino be an
appropriate source?
I have a sister in law who buys clothes in that league, Harvey Nicks
sale is Mecca. And yes Moschino hand painted silk would be an
appropriate source for that league. In practice she often sells them on,
common practice in that league of buyer which reduces the overall cost
to moderately outrageous maybe rather :^}

It always seems an outrageous amount of money to me but then I suppose
40ukp on a pair of Levis will also support people for a year in some
parts of the world.
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elfin
2005-01-29 15:01:24 UTC
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Karen wrote:
[snip]
Post by Karen
It always seems an outrageous amount of money to me but then I suppose
40ukp on a pair of Levis will also support people for a year in some
parts of the world.
now is that 40UKP will support someone for a year
or, and i as I first parsed it:
A pair of Levis will support someone for a year


I suppose it depends on the washing.

elfin
Jeroen Wenting
2005-01-30 18:11:57 UTC
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Post by elfin
[snip]
Post by Karen
It always seems an outrageous amount of money to me but then I suppose
40ukp on a pair of Levis will also support people for a year in some
parts of the world.
now is that 40UKP will support someone for a year
A pair of Levis will support someone for a year
yes, you can really tie something up with some good jeans :)
Elin Isberg
2005-01-30 18:19:48 UTC
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Post by Jeroen Wenting
Post by elfin
[snip]
Post by Karen
It always seems an outrageous amount of money to me but then
I
Post by Jeroen Wenting
Post by elfin
Post by Karen
suppose 40ukp on a pair of Levis will also support people for
a
Post by Jeroen Wenting
Post by elfin
Post by Karen
year in some parts of the world.
now is that 40UKP will support someone for a year
A pair of Levis will support someone for a year
yes, you can really tie something up with some good jeans :)
...or someone... ;)
--
Elin

"The only pain is to feel nothing at all." --U2, A Man and a
Woman
Eric Jarvis
2005-01-29 16:09:49 UTC
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Post by Karen
It always seems an outrageous amount of money to me but then I suppose
40ukp on a pair of Levis will also support people for a year in some
parts of the world.
It'll do me for two weeks here in London. I don't recall ever paying mote
than a tenner for a pair of jeans. About the only garments I've ever spent
£40 or more on are leather jackets or suits.
--
eric - afprelationships in headers
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Duke of Url
2005-01-29 19:39:49 UTC
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Post by Rhiannon Sands
Post by @lec ©awley
Post by Rhiannon Sands
I think that anyone who can afford to spend $495 on an item of
clothing has (a) too much money, and (b) a misplaced sense of
priorities.
You should have met my ex-sister-in-law. She bought a jacket in a
sale - reduced to only £1500.
Bloody hell!!!!!!!![1] How anyone can say that without choking on the
"only" is beyond me. I doubt my entire wardrobe added together would
reach that! I'd be too scared to wear the damn thing, one snag on a
rough surface and there's 15oo quid up the spout.
I dread to ask, but at the risk of a coronary, what was it before the sale?
[1]Exclamations marks out of stock, please await delivery of the
remaining balance of your punctuation order.
Then this should tip you over: in the latest issue of "Wired" is an ad for a
$20,000 suitcase. It has a handle and wheels and red-leather panels; that
must be the explanation.
Boyd Bottorff
2005-01-29 19:57:27 UTC
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Post by Duke of Url
Then this should tip you over: in the latest issue of "Wired" is an ad for a
$20,000 suitcase. It has a handle and wheels and red-leather panels; that
must be the explanation.
It was the GPS transmitting system and the remote self-destruct system
that put it over the top, I expect.
Richard Bos
2005-01-30 11:09:34 UTC
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Post by Boyd Bottorff
Post by Duke of Url
Then this should tip you over: in the latest issue of "Wired" is an ad for a
$20,000 suitcase. It has a handle and wheels and red-leather panels; that
must be the explanation.
It was the GPS transmitting system and the remote self-destruct system
that put it over the top, I expect.
I'll bet it was the knife, sniper rifle, and fifty gold sovereigns in
the lining that did it.

Richard
Paul E. Jamison
2005-01-30 19:05:45 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Boyd Bottorff
Post by Duke of Url
Then this should tip you over: in the latest issue of "Wired" is an ad for a
$20,000 suitcase. It has a handle and wheels and red-leather panels; that
must be the explanation.
It was the GPS transmitting system and the remote self-destruct system
that put it over the top, I expect.
I'll bet it was the knife, sniper rifle, and fifty gold sovereigns in
the lining that did it.
Plus the faceful of, ahem, "talcum powder" you got when you tried opening
the case the wrong way.

Paul, who remembers the movie
--
"Who reads, learns, lives the Ferret Way becomes keeper
of light, ennobling outer worlds from one within."
- a prophecy from the Ancients
Richard Bos
2005-01-31 22:13:29 UTC
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Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
I'll bet it was the knife, sniper rifle, and fifty gold sovereigns in
the lining that did it.
Plus the faceful of, ahem, "talcum powder" you got when you tried opening
the case the wrong way.
Paul, who remembers the movie
If you remember one of that series of films, that should probably be the
one.

Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?

Richard
Paul E. Jamison
2005-01-31 23:26:57 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
I'll bet it was the knife, sniper rifle, and fifty gold sovereigns in
the lining that did it.
Plus the faceful of, ahem, "talcum powder" you got when you tried opening
the case the wrong way.
Paul, who remembers the movie
If you remember one of that series of films, that should probably be the
one.
Agreed. An excellent movie.
Post by Richard Bos
Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?
????

I'm really unsure where you're coming from with this.

Paul
--
"Who reads, learns, lives the Ferret Way becomes keeper
of light, ennobling outer worlds from one within."
- a prophecy from the Ancients
Richard Bos
2005-02-01 20:45:38 UTC
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Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?
????
I'm really unsure where you're coming from with this.
I was under the impression that you live in Kansas City. I may be
confusing you with someone else here.
The author of that comic claims that the map in the background is of
Kansas City, and that therefore those super-villains operate out of that
city. This, too, may be erroneous.
But if neither of those suppositions is incorrect, I think you owe it to
us to prove that your speaking, cannon-operating ferrets are not super-
villains, like those portrayed on that page.

Richard
Duke of Url
2005-02-01 21:27:33 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?
????
I'm really unsure where you're coming from with this.
I was under the impression that you live in Kansas City. I may be
confusing you with someone else here.
The author of that comic claims that the map in the background is of
Kansas City, and that therefore those super-villains operate out of
that city. This, too, may be erroneous.
But if neither of those suppositions is incorrect, I think you owe it
to us to prove that your speaking, cannon-operating ferrets are not
super- villains, like those portrayed on that page.
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet little
critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's BUNNYRABBITS that
are vicious & dangerous!
Daibhid Ceannaideach
2005-02-01 21:38:00 UTC
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Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
--
Dave
Official Absentee of EU Skiffeysoc
http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/sesoc/
Richard Bos
2005-02-01 22:16:08 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
I say he's a mangy Scots git, and he wears ram's horns on his head.

Richard
CCA:)
2005-02-02 12:02:05 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
...it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50.
I say he's a mangy Scots git, and he wears ram's horns on his head.
Mangy Merkian git, shirley?
CCA:)
Richard Bos
2005-02-02 21:30:50 UTC
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Post by CCA:)
Post by Richard Bos
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
...it's BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim
my =A32.50.
I say he's a mangy Scots git, and he wears ram's horns on his head.
Mangy Merkian git, shirley?
Nope. Not for the dangerous rabbit that I was thinking of.

Richard
PleegWat
2005-02-03 09:05:16 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by CCA:)
Post by Richard Bos
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
...it's BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim
my =A32.50.
I say he's a mangy Scots git, and he wears ram's horns on his head.
Mangy Merkian git, shirley?
Nope. Not for the dangerous rabbit that I was thinking of.
You are thinking, of course, of the warlock (called Tim) in Monthe
Python and the Holy Grail. The rabbit in question is the killer rabbit.
--
PleegWat
Remove caps to reply
Lister
2005-02-01 23:41:38 UTC
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La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)

Faith?
--
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Will consider all offers
Puck
2005-02-02 00:05:13 UTC
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Post by Lister
La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Definitely mmm. And also slurp.
Len Oil
2005-02-02 01:52:45 UTC
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Post by Flesh-eating Dragon
Post by Lister
La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could
remember
Post by Lister
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Definitely mmm. And also slurp.
Maybe AOL (...erm... <avoids CCA's withering glance>) to that sentiment,
but I believe Anya/Anyanka is the one you mean...
CCA:)
2005-02-02 12:07:54 UTC
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Post by Len Oil
Post by Puck
Post by Lister
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Definitely mmm. And also slurp.
Maybe AOL (...erm... <avoids CCA's withering glance>) to that
sentiment,
Post by Len Oil
but I believe Anya/Anyanka is the one you mean...
I'm too tired to give withering glances to anyone about anything.
You'll have to make do with a 'Whatever...' instead.
CCA:)
Mark Gallagher
2005-02-02 03:38:04 UTC
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It's the end of the world as we know it, and Lister feels...
Post by Lister
La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Mmm indeed. But, no, it's whatsername. Anya.
--
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terrible happens, like your cassette player stuffs up and you can't
play your Billy Joel tapes." - Redgum, "Beaumont Rag"
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Peter Ellis
2005-02-02 08:11:07 UTC
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Post by Lister
La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Faith?
Keep going. Eventually you'll name every female in Buffy except the
right one.

Peter (Anya, btw)
Lister
2005-02-02 10:29:43 UTC
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Post by Peter Ellis
Post by Lister
La tempo, 1 Feb 2005 21:38:00 GMT , La loco, alt.fan.pratchett .
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
Willow? (mmm, Willow)
Faith?
Keep going. Eventually you'll name every female in Buffy except the
right one.
Peter (Anya, btw)
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
--
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Will consider all offers
MEG
2005-02-02 19:38:51 UTC
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Post by Lister
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
Not unless you wish to form a group such as "The Guild of Non Titanic Seers"
(circa Aug 1998), " The Guild of Non Matrix Viewers" (circa May 2001) and
the "Church of the Blank Sheet of Paper" (Nov 2004). There are countless
others and I can confirm that, whilst I have now seen The Matrix (after the
third attempt), I am still a fully paid up member of the others.

I've never watched Buffy - by choice. It was on the goggle-box once when I
was in a room but not paying attention so I still think it counts.

- MEG
It doesn't make me a bad person
François-Xavier de Montgolfier
2005-02-02 20:24:18 UTC
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 19:38:51 -0000, "MEG"
Post by MEG
Post by Lister
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
Not unless you wish to form a group such as "The Guild of Non Titanic Seers"
(circa Aug 1998), " The Guild of Non Matrix Viewers" (circa May 2001) and
the "Church of the Blank Sheet of Paper" (Nov 2004). There are countless
others and I can confirm that, whilst I have now seen The Matrix (after the
third attempt), I am still a fully paid up member of the others.
I've never watched Buffy - by choice. It was on the goggle-box once when I
was in a room but not paying attention so I still think it counts.
May we also include the guild of the non-LOTR, non-HP viewers as well,
so that I don't feel let down by _everybody_?

OTOH, no, just make that a generic "non-cinema believer" and I'm game
;-)
Post by MEG
- MEG
It doesn't make me a bad person
FiX
It doesn't make me a good person ;-P
Lister
2005-02-02 20:30:47 UTC
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La tempo, Wed, 2 Feb 2005 19:38:51 -0000 , La loco,
alt.fan.pratchett . "MEG" <***@djelibeybi.idps.co.uk>
scribis
Post by MEG
Post by Lister
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
Not unless you wish to form a group such as "The Guild of Non Titanic Seers"
(circa Aug 1998), " The Guild of Non Matrix Viewers" (circa May 2001) and
the "Church of the Blank Sheet of Paper" (Nov 2004). There are countless
others and I can confirm that, whilst I have now seen The Matrix (after the
third attempt), I am still a fully paid up member of the others.
I've never watched Buffy - by choice. It was on the goggle-box once when I
was in a room but not paying attention so I still think it counts.
- MEG
It doesn't make me a bad person
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
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Will consider all offers
Puck
2005-02-02 22:43:02 UTC
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Post by Lister
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
I agree. Titanic was a waste of two hours of my life, which I want back with
interest. The interest is restitution for every time some girl in my class
went all dreamy eyed when ever the blasted film was brought up.

I think James Cameron should do a crossover of his movies. What I wouldn't
pay to see Rose stabbed by T-1000 or Jack killed when an Alien burst through
his chest. Good times!
--
Puck (onstage): I am that merry wanderer of the night!
Peaseblossom (in audience): I am that merry wanderer of the night,
indeed! "I am that
giggling-dangerous-totally-bloody-psychotic-menance-to-life and limb,
more like." -Neil Gaiman
Lister
2005-02-02 23:01:18 UTC
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La tempo, Wed, 2 Feb 2005 17:43:02 -0500 , La loco,
Post by Puck
Post by Lister
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
I agree. Titanic was a waste of two hours of my life, which I want back with
interest. The interest is restitution for every time some girl in my class
went all dreamy eyed when ever the blasted film was brought up.
I think James Cameron should do a crossover of his movies. What I wouldn't
pay to see Rose stabbed by T-1000 or Jack killed when an Alien burst through
his chest. Good times!
Now there's a man with a plan!
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Will consider all offers
r***@excite.com
2005-02-03 01:49:25 UTC
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Post by Puck
Post by Lister
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
I agree. Titanic was a waste of two hours of my life, which I want back with
interest. The interest is restitution for every time some girl in my class
went all dreamy eyed when ever the blasted film was brought up.
I think James Cameron should do a crossover of his movies. What I wouldn't
pay to see Rose stabbed by T-1000 or Jack killed when an Alien burst through
his chest. Good times!
Wow, harsh. Won't you settle for tossing the pair of them into
freezing water in the middle of the ocean with negligible expectation
of rescue?

Okay, that way you have to wait... or fast-forward.
peachy ashie passion
2005-02-03 00:53:55 UTC
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Post by Lister
La tempo, Wed, 2 Feb 2005 19:38:51 -0000 , La loco,
scribis
Post by MEG
Post by Lister
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
Not unless you wish to form a group such as "The Guild of Non Titanic Seers"
(circa Aug 1998), " The Guild of Non Matrix Viewers" (circa May 2001) and
the "Church of the Blank Sheet of Paper" (Nov 2004). There are countless
others and I can confirm that, whilst I have now seen The Matrix (after the
third attempt), I am still a fully paid up member of the others.
I've never watched Buffy - by choice. It was on the goggle-box once when I
was in a room but not paying attention so I still think it counts.
- MEG
It doesn't make me a bad person
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
I've still never seen Titanic.
--
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scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams."
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Lister
2005-02-03 01:03:09 UTC
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Post by peachy ashie passion
Post by Lister
I hold my hands up to watching Titanic, though I thought it was crap,
so that's OK. The Matrix was good though
I've still never seen Titanic.
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Eric Jarvis
2005-02-03 13:40:09 UTC
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I've still never seen Titanic.
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It hits an iceberg and sinks. Celine Dion sings the theme song. This is a
rather cruel thing to do to a bunch of people who have just been in a
shipwreck.
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www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
John Tierney
2005-02-03 14:34:14 UTC
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Post by peachy ashie passion
I've still never seen Titanic.
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It hits an iceberg and sinks. Celine Dion sings the theme song. This is a
rather cruel thing to do to a bunch of people who have just been in a
shipwreck.
Not to mention cruelty to those poor people who have just spent money
and time in the cinema.
--
John
Orjan Westin
2005-02-02 22:13:02 UTC
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Post by Lister
Should I mention that I've never watched Buffy before?
Not unless you wish to form a group such as "The Guild of Non Titanic
Seers" (circa Aug 1998), " The Guild of Non Matrix Viewers" (circa
May 2001) and the "Church of the Blank Sheet of Paper" (Nov 2004).
The last one is a bit earlier, it just got revived then.
Post by MEG
There are countless others and I can confirm that, whilst I have now
seen The Matrix (after the third attempt), I am still a fully paid up
member of the others.
So... I've not seen Titanic, only seen the first Matrix (on DVD) and thought
it was worth the time but only barely, only watched the LOTR films once each
(the first two on DVD)... um. I'm not big on either films or tv. Or
rather, I enjoy watching films, especially in a cinema, provided I'm in the
right mood and the film is good. It's just not a priority. I have films
not yet seen I got for Christmas. The one before last.

I must admit to having watched Shrek, Shrek 2 and Ice Age loads of times on
DVD, though.
Post by MEG
I've never watched Buffy - by choice. It was on the goggle-box once
when I was in a room but not paying attention so I still think it
counts.
I have watched one episode by choice. The musical one. Quite good.

Thing is, I can't be bothered to be tied down to the telly on specific
times, so I can't really follow any series. And it's so... stupefying! I
can feel the few brain cells wimper and hide in some dark corner of the
skull. Those that don't get turned into a mushy goo and can only endlessly
repeat some commersial jinlge afterwards.

Orjan
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François-Xavier de Montgolfier
2005-02-02 22:22:17 UTC
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Post by Orjan Westin
Thing is, I can't be bothered to be tied down to the telly on specific
times, so I can't really follow any series. And it's so... stupefying! I
can feel the few brain cells wimper and hide in some dark corner of the
skull. Those that don't get turned into a mushy goo and can only endlessly
repeat some commersial jinlge afterwards.
Ah, that'll be where we differ, then: there are no brain cells left in
my head to wimper. However, I'll quite hapilly whistle commercial
jingles nonetheless; which only gfets to prove that ads do _not_
involve any greater brain function ;-P

FiX
Duke of Url
2005-02-02 00:09:55 UTC
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Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could
remember the name...)
Ha! Just try and collect it! I hired Bun-Bun as my Corporate Head of
Physical Security.
CCA:)
2005-02-02 12:00:01 UTC
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Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet
little critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's
BUNNYRABBITS that are vicious & dangerous!
You are Her-from-Buffy-that-I've-forgotten-the-name-of...
Anya.
and I claim my
£2.50. (I think that's fair; half what I'd have claimed if I could remember
the name...)
So does that mean I get the other £2.50? :-)
CCA:)
Eric Jarvis
2005-02-01 21:51:28 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?
????
I'm really unsure where you're coming from with this.
I was under the impression that you live in Kansas City. I may be
confusing you with someone else here.
The author of that comic claims that the map in the background is of
Kansas City, and that therefore those super-villains operate out of
that city. This, too, may be erroneous.
But if neither of those suppositions is incorrect, I think you owe it
to us to prove that your speaking, cannon-operating ferrets are not
super- villains, like those portrayed on that page.
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet little
critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's BUNNYRABBITS that
are vicious & dangerous!
Buuny rabbits, ferrets, it's close enough. Best not to take chances in
these dangerous times and just lock them all away (without access to
lawyers) unless they can prove that they aren't supervillains.
--
eric - afprelationships in headers
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Derek Mahony
2005-02-01 22:20:50 UTC
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Post by Duke of Url
Don't be silly! EVERYone knows ferrets are cuddly, friendly, sweet little
critters (just don't let them see anything shiny), it's BUNNYRABBITS that
are vicious & dangerous!
run run run for your lives
killa bunny is a coming
killa bunny on his way
killa bunny is a coming
are you hearing what I say

Killa Bunnies - Moloko
--
Watha BF
Paul E. Jamison
2005-02-01 23:58:47 UTC
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Post by Richard Bos
Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
Oh, btw: <http://irregularwebcomic.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=696>.
Please prove your innocence. Will the ferrets turn out to be
super-villains?
????
I'm really unsure where you're coming from with this.
I was under the impression that you live in Kansas City. I may be
confusing you with someone else here.
The author of that comic claims that the map in the background is of
Kansas City, and that therefore those super-villains operate out of that
city. This, too, may be erroneous.
Close (for a certain value of "close"). I live in Wichita, about 200 miles
from Kansas City. I couldn't see the picture in enough detail to tell if
that really was Kansas City.

The nearest that Kansas City has ever come, I think, to producing a
superbeing was Whizzo the Clown, who did a kiddie show on KC television in
the 60s and 70s. I enjoyed him a lot growing up, so I don't think he was a
supervillain, but YMMV.
Post by Richard Bos
But if neither of those suppositions is incorrect, I think you owe it to
us to prove that your speaking, cannon-operating ferrets are not super-
villains, like those portrayed on that page.
Hey, if they were, do you think they'd tell you?

For that matter, do you think they'd tell *me*?!

Paul
--
"Who reads, learns, lives the Ferret Way becomes keeper
of light, ennobling outer worlds from one within."
- a prophecy from the Ancients
Daibhid Ceannaideach
2005-02-02 11:36:52 UTC
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Post by Paul E. Jamison
The nearest that Kansas City has ever come, I think, to producing a
superbeing was Whizzo the Clown, who did a kiddie show on KC
television in the 60s and 70s.
Uninteresting Fact About DC Comics #276: Current Flash comics have Keystone
City (home of the original and current Flashes) in Kansas, just across the
Missouri River from the Silver Age Flash's home of Central City, Missouri.

Although, obviously, neither of them is *actually* Kansas City, just as
Metropolis and Gotham aren't New York...
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Dave
Official Absentee of EU Skiffeysoc
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Paul E. Jamison
2005-02-02 11:55:48 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Paul E. Jamison
The nearest that Kansas City has ever come, I think, to producing a
superbeing was Whizzo the Clown, who did a kiddie show on KC
television in the 60s and 70s.
Uninteresting Fact About DC Comics #276: Current Flash comics have Keystone
City (home of the original and current Flashes) in Kansas, just across the
Missouri River from the Silver Age Flash's home of Central City, Missouri.
Although, obviously, neither of them is *actually* Kansas City, just as
Metropolis and Gotham aren't New York...
Hm. I didn't know that. That kind of fills up some empty places in this
area.

For that matter, Metropolis isn't in Kansas either, though a certain TV show
seems to imply that you can see it from Smallville.

Paul
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"Who reads, learns, lives the Ferret Way becomes keeper
of light, ennobling outer worlds from one within."
- a prophecy from the Ancients
Richard Bos
2005-02-02 21:32:59 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Although, obviously, neither of them is *actually* Kansas City, just as
Metropolis and Gotham aren't New York...
Surely Gotham _is_ New York?
<http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-got1.htm>.

Richard
Daibhid Ceannaideach
2005-02-02 22:03:51 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Although, obviously, neither of them is *actually* Kansas City, just as
Metropolis and Gotham aren't New York...
Surely Gotham _is_ New York?
<http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-got1.htm>.
Yes, both Gotham City and (latterly) Metropolis are based very clearly and
directly on New York. Kinda my point 8-)...

Apparently a lot of DC's fictional cities are based on real ones in this
way, but I don't know enough about American civic nicknames to guess which
ones.
--
Dave
Official Absentee of EU Skiffeysoc
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Puck
2005-02-02 22:56:05 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Yes, both Gotham City and (latterly) Metropolis are based very
clearly and directly on New York. Kinda my point 8-)...
Apparently a lot of DC's fictional cities are based on real ones in
this way, but I don't know enough about American civic nicknames to
guess which ones.
Comic book geek moment coming up! Brace yourself!

Gotham City: New York (the rougher areas)
Metropolis: New York (the nice bits. Clearly fictional)
Keystone City: Pittsburgh/Philadelphia (they are in the Keystone state, get
it?)
Central City: Vaguely midwestern. Not too specific.
Mammoth City: Chicago
Coast City: Los Angelos (thankfully destroyed)
Star City: San Francisco
Fawcett City: A happy cheerful burg that makes Good Omens' Tadfield look
like Edinburgh after a particularly good soccer game. Even the other
super-heroes don't believe this place. I swear every window sill must have a
damned apple pie cooling on it, and all the dogs are named Spot, Rover or
Scruff. Its that sort of place.

The geek moment has passed. You may safely emerge from your hiding places.

--
Puck (onstage): I am that merry wanderer of the night!
Peaseblossom (in audience): I am that merry wanderer of the night,
indeed! "I am that
giggling-dangerous-totally-bloody-psychotic-menance-to-life and limb,
more like." -Neil Gaiman
Daibhid Ceannaideach
2005-02-02 23:08:49 UTC
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Post by Puck
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Yes, both Gotham City and (latterly) Metropolis are based very
clearly and directly on New York. Kinda my point 8-)...
Apparently a lot of DC's fictional cities are based on real ones in
this way, but I don't know enough about American civic nicknames to
guess which ones.
Comic book geek moment coming up! Brace yourself!
Gotham City: New York (the rougher areas)
Metropolis: New York (the nice bits. Clearly fictional)
Keystone City: Pittsburgh/Philadelphia (they are in the Keystone
state, get it?)
Central City: Vaguely midwestern. Not too specific.
Initially, yes, but like I said, lately Keystone and Central have become
analogues to Kansas Cities MO and KS. (Although Keystone is still famous
for it's steelworks, which may be a hangover from the Pittsburgh version).
Post by Puck
Mammoth City: Chicago
Okay, I'm out-geeked. Where's Mammoth City?

St Roch: New Orleans (as in St Roch Cemetery)
Gateway City: I think San Fransisco (as in Golden Gate Bridge)
Hub City: Don't know, but I'm not planning a visit...
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Official Absentee of EU Skiffeysoc
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Lister
2005-02-02 23:32:55 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Puck
Mammoth City: Chicago
Okay, I'm out-geeked. Where's Mammoth City?
Chicago


HTH, HAND :)
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Arthur Hagen
2005-02-03 00:25:42 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Gateway City: I think San Fransisco (as in Golden Gate Bridge)
St. Louis, Missouri is known as "The Gateway to the West", and the Gateway
Arch of St. Louis is almost as famous as Golden Gate. I expect that most
Americans would think of St. Louis if being asked what the Gateway City was.
Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Hub City: Don't know, but I'm not planning a visit...
There is a Hub City in South Dakota, but if I were to call one city a hub,
it would be Atlanta, Georgia.

Regards,
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r***@excite.com
2005-02-03 02:03:03 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Puck
Mammoth City: Chicago
Okay, I'm out-geeked. Where's Mammoth City?
Google gives me a goldrush town on the site of a present-day ski resort
(Mammoth Mountain), a Christian musical suspense-adventure on CD about
the "Mammoth City Messengers", and Gaslight Theater's "Gnatman!" show.
Otherwise... well, I know Gorilla City, so, ...
Puck
2005-02-03 03:56:26 UTC
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Post by Daibhid Ceannaideach
Post by Puck
Mammoth City: Chicago
Okay, I'm out-geeked. Where's Mammoth City?
S'where Plastic Man hangs out. It is not refered to too much by the other
heroes. Like Fawcett it exists sort of in a world of its own, becuase Plas
is basically a superhero spoof, and it doesn't do to let spoofdom taint your
reality. You'd get something like...our universe I suppose.


--
Puck (onstage): I am that merry wanderer of the night!
Peaseblossom (in audience): I am that merry wanderer of the night, indeed!
"I am that giggling-dangerous-totally-bloody-psychotic-menance-to-life and
limb, more like."
-Neil Gaiman
Richard Bos
2005-02-02 21:30:51 UTC
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Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
I was under the impression that you live in Kansas City. I may be
confusing you with someone else here.
The author of that comic claims that the map in the background is of
Kansas City, and that therefore those super-villains operate out of that
city. This, too, may be erroneous.
Close (for a certain value of "close"). I live in Wichita, about 200 miles
from Kansas City. I couldn't see the picture in enough detail to tell if
that really was Kansas City.
Right. And Mary didn't live in Kansas City itself, either, did she?
Post by Paul E. Jamison
Post by Richard Bos
But if neither of those suppositions is incorrect, I think you owe it to
us to prove that your speaking, cannon-operating ferrets are not super-
villains, like those portrayed on that page.
Hey, if they were, do you think they'd tell you?
For that matter, do you think they'd tell *me*?!
I'd think you'd be complicit... but as you aren't in Kansas City after
all, the point is moot.

Richard
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