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JoshTheater

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« on: 02-19-2007 01:03 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2007 01:03 »

     (This is my first stab at starting a new thread. On a related note, you will probably find with around 50 to 100 stab wounds in an alley within five minutes of this being posted.)

     Anyway, I started this thread so that we could share stories. What type of stories, you ask?
     As most of you know, our instinctive tendency to quote Futurama during every waking moment often brings weirded-out stares, annoyed looks, "Shut up!"s, and more from those around us, whether they be family, friends, classmates, co-workers, or even complete strangers.
     Well, this thread is NOT for those stories.

     This thread is for stories about times when the responses to that instinct have EXCEEDED the realms of irritation and confusion. Stories where you've received major backlash for quoting Futurama. Stories where inappropriately quoting Futurama has gotten you into trouble.

     I have many. For now I will share just one. I have to finish this up and do something, so I'll make it short:
     It was the Easter feast at my grandparents' house with my extended family on my mother's side. Just so you know, my grandparents and most of my aunts and uncles (not my parents, though), are extremely Christian. I'm not religious at all, although I respect others' beliefs.
     Well, in a religious conversation during the meal that I was not currently taking part in, somebody mentioned Jesus, and it just slipped out, unintentionally: "I believe Jesus was built, and that he was a well-programmed robot, but not that he was our savior."
     I was almost screamed out of the house by my grandmother and aunts.

     Not that that's the worst thing that's happened to me. But I'm sure a lot of you have funny stories...let's hear 'em!

     (And if this thread is a terrible idea, which it probably is...well, you know...the stab wounds in the alley thing. Set your watches for five minutes...starting...now!)
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #1 on: 02-19-2007 09:13 »

^very big lol at that story^

In German today i laughed really loud when we got handed a German dictionary for a test and on the book at the front in really big wrting it said

"In Colour"

People now think i'm very odd...
Trombonist

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« Reply #2 on: 02-19-2007 09:15 »

I've quoted Futurama one to many times at school and my friend claims he is going to hack and destroy PEEL. 
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #3 on: 02-19-2007 09:17 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2007 09:17 »

^I've had the same threat many of times   tongue^

People think i'm just a sad person who loves Futurama & Friends

(but hen again it is true  big grin)
Xanfor

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« Reply #4 on: 02-20-2007 07:22 »

You've no idea what I originally thought this thread was about. Seriously.

Now, Josh, I understand that what you said just kind of 'slipped out', but I definitely think that do watch too much 'Futurama'.

This is a test of character. If you thank me for noticing, then you're all right.

And the rest of you in this thread. You are endangering PEEL. PEEL is not the most secure site on the Internet, and any number of things could bring it down.

Don't encourage anyone.

JoshTheater

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« Reply #5 on: 02-20-2007 13:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
You've no idea what I originally thought this thread was about. Seriously.

If you're referring to the thread title, you probably have in mind what I had in mind when I used that quote. It was supposed to represent innapropriate uses of Futurama quotes.  wink
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« Reply #6 on: 02-20-2007 17:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-21-2007 00:00 »

Forgive me PEEL, for I have sinned.
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« Reply #7 on: 02-20-2007 19:33 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2007 19:33 »

We have a thread for things in real life that remind you of Futurama... let's see if I can find it...

Edit: Find out:
What Reminds You of Futurama
JoshTheater

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« Reply #8 on: 02-20-2007 21:06 »

That's not what this thread was supposed to be about though, i_c_weiner.

Guys, this thread is about times you've gotten in some sort of trouble or crazy predicament because you quoted Futurama...didn't anybody read my starting post for the thread?
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« Reply #9 on: 02-20-2007 21:08 »

What Reminds You of Futurama

I'm familiar with that thread and I've thought about posting the following in it, but these more likely belongs in here. Coincidental to Josh's christian story, they're all from a church.

1. When I put on my new choir robe, I keep wanting to say something to the effect of, "Velour...mmmmmm, now that has a nice feel to it" while rubbing my chest, but I know not a soul around me will get it or even if they did, appreciate it.
2. Said robes are purple, not just any purple, but dead-on Turanga Leela purple. So until I focus a little and get in the choral mode, I'm enjoying a brief prurient image of my favorite cyclops.
3. One of the ladies in the choir is fairly decent looking and she wears a lot of purple herself. I guess those two together catch my eye more than they should given the setting and she occasionally catches me checking her out. I'm not sure if the bemused smile she gives means "I caught you, but it's OK, Jesus understands we're all human" or if it means "I caught you, you dirty boy, now let's do someting we'll both regret" in which case I'll really be in trouble.

  eek Hitler is shocked!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #10 on: 02-20-2007 21:51 »

That definitely DOES belong in the What Reminds You Of Futurama thread, HipNoJoe, no offense...

Did anybody actually read my starting post for this thread and understand it?!
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« Reply #11 on: 02-21-2007 07:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Sine Wave:
This morning at school someone sang part of the Whitney Houston "And I will always love you" song, and I laughed way harder than I could rightfully explain to my teacher. Don't worry, Xanfor, no one I know knows about PEEL.

Dolly Parton sung it first. Frankly, I have no idea who this Witshney Whosten is...

 
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Originally posted by JoshTheater:

Did anybody actually read my starting post for this thread and understand it?!

I did. I think you've been watching too much 'Futurama', but hey, I'm one to talk.  tongue


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« Reply #12 on: 02-21-2007 18:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Dolly Parton sung it first. Frankly, I have no idea who this Witshney Whosten is...

Dolly Parton? Dear god, what was Leela thinking?

I would also like to sincerely apologize for not reading JoshT's opening post thoroughly enough.
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« Reply #13 on: 02-22-2007 17:54 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2007 17:54 by totalnerduk »

One of my colleagues asked me if I remembered what I'd done with a peice of work recently. I answered with:
   
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My memory's not what it used to be, but, I think the entire Earth was destroyed.
It took me ages to convince her that I was making a funny joke, rather than mocking her. She was on the verge of making a complaint to her manager, who would then have asked my manager to take disciplinary steps "as appropriate"... so I guess it's not a story of how I got into trouble as much as it's a story of how I almost got into trouble. But I keep on doing it. Not necessarily with Futurama, but I keep on doing it.

For example today), one of my more irritating stuck-up know-it-all co-workers announced:
   
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I just had the wierdest feeling.

With nary a second's pause, I asked her,

   
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Was it as though a million voices cried out in terror and were suddely silenced?

Of course, she has not seen the original Star Wars trilogy, being quite young and stupid. So there was much glaring as she figured out exactly how I was managing to insult her with that. Somebody next to her explained it, because I was laughing too hard at her to be able to speak. She's such a tool. Of course, now the bitching just won't quit.

Using sci-fi quotes from Futurama, Serenity, Star Wars, and occasionally Star Trek: First Contact never ceases to earn me puzzled looks from friends, colleagues and family. Actually, most of my closer friends will make some sort of attempt to cause me physical pain as soon as I say something the recognise as being "nerd speak". They're attempting to condition me into not doing it.

It's not working.

One line that almost got me into bg trouble the first time (although now people know what it means) was something I said to my (female) boss when she asked me to look into something for her.

   
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Yes Sir, Cap'n tight pants!

Mostly, if I'm quoting Futurama, I'm sitting at my desk repeating Brannigan-isms in answer to my colleagues' dim-witted remarks about life, the universe, and everything. This can cause confusion, I'll admit. 'Specially when somebody asks me if I think I'm going to finish my assigned work before five and I tell them that:

   
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If I can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

So far, despite my attempts to explain it, nobody gets that one. They think that I'm being dumb and mixing metaphors. If I try to tell them that I'm being smart and mixing my metaphors as an homage to the greatest space hero who ever lived, then I get a blank look.

    roll eyes There's just no accounting for the taste of people who aren't me.

I do not advocate tasting either people who are or people who aren't me. Do not attempt it.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #14 on: 02-23-2007 14:03 »

 laff

Awesome, tnuk! Thanks for sharing.
RobotDevilRox

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« Reply #15 on: 02-23-2007 15:03 »

Well, this isn't that bad, but whenever I quote Futurama, or even mention it, to my friend Steph she always punches me in the arm, because I keep talking about Futurama and she's only seen a couple of episodes and doesn't care about it. When I first mentioned it to her, she couldn't even remember Fry's name. So now she always hits me. I haven't stopped though.  tongue
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #16 on: 02-23-2007 15:17 »

I'm always quoting futurama too. The other day in maths instead of getting 19.87 as her answer my friend got 19.287. She then asked herself "Where did that two come from?" so i replyed "Don't worry - thre is no such thing as two" My friend thought i was odd but even worse as i said it my maths teacher walked past and kept frowning at me for the rest of the lesson. I'm guessing she's not a fan.
Xanfor

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« Reply #17 on: 02-24-2007 07:04 »
« Last Edit on: 11-27-2013 20:15 »

Now I know why you died, tnuk. Everyone must've been plotting against you.

Some people have more originality, and instead use that to make people wonder. For example, I can...

List of completely unoriginal things removed

Now, I understand this can be hard for you to understand, tnuk, but simply quoting unknown quotes gives you and everyone else just as much desire to live as a chronically depressed lemming.

Sure, I await your comeback with dread. Come on, I've crashed more times than a ZX81!

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #18 on: 02-24-2007 14:04 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2007 14:04 by totalnerduk »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Now I know why you died, tnuk. Everyone must've been plotting against you.

Some people have more originality...

List of completely unoriginal things removed

Now, I understand this can be hard for you to understand, tnuk, but simply quoting unknown quotes gives you and everyone else just as much desire to live as a chronically depressed lemming.

You do these things in a desperate and pitiful attempt to be funny, and make yourself liked by all.

Meanwhile, I do what I do for my own private amusement. If anybody around me happens to get the joke, then that's a bonus for them. I get the joke, and that's all that matters.

You describe me as unoriginal, and I'll not pretend that it doesn't make me angry that you would say this, but it's not entirely correct now, is it? Not only do I not need to resort to trotting out the same tired old quotes that everybody else uses, but I'm applying the quotes that I use in a new context, giving them fresh resonance (again, purely for my own amusement).

In addition to this, I'm quite capable of spontaneously coming up with my own witticisms and/or bon mots. I'm not sharing those right now because this is a futurama thread.

  roll eyes

Really, Xanfor, I'm quite fond of you but you remind me a little too much of a pretentious teenager who's looking to show everbody else just how great he is by exhibiting his mediocrity for all to see. I'm not trying to put you down, and I hate to sound so negative, but you're also reminiscent of those little yappy Jack Russels and Yorkshire Terriers that try to square up against something like a tiger or a werewolf then promptly disappear in a flash of teeth and a spray of yappy-dog blood.
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« Reply #19 on: 02-24-2007 16:36 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2007 16:36 »

These stories are funny. I realate to Josh T in not being one of those people that's "too religious possibly for their own good". Some of those people are scary....like Ned Flanders. He takes it too far and they don't live their lives to the fullest. This is all my opinion though.

As for a story, I cannot recall ever having a moment when a quote go me into trouble at all, but I used to quote all the time at lunch to the point of everyone's annoyment. I'm really taken aback to see that I have not gotten in trouble, seeng as how I talk loudly and my voice carries....   laff
JoshTheater

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« Reply #20 on: 02-24-2007 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Really, Xanfor, I'm quite fond of you but you remind me a little too much of a pretentious teenager who's looking to show everbody else just how great he is by exhibiting his mediocrity for all to see. I'm not trying to put you down, and I hate to sound so negative, but you're also reminiscent of those little yappy Jack Russels and Yorkshire Terriers that try to square up against something like a tiger or a werewolf then promptly disappear in a flash of teeth and a spray of yappy-dog blood.

Why, that describes me to a tee!
*checks tnuk's post again*
Wait, so you weren't talking about me?
*faints out of confusion*
Xanfor

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« Reply #21 on: 02-25-2007 07:19 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:

You do these things in a desperate and pitiful attempt to be funny, and make yourself liked by all.

It never occurs that I might be testing you, does it? I have no reputation to ruin, you understand. I can say and do pretty much anything I want in order to learn and observe anything I want to observe.

I quite admire you, to tell you the truth. To also tell you the truth, I probably didn't get more than half the references in your previous post. But I don't belive you got mine either. Lemmings and ZX81s are not usually subjects that come up on their own.

You deserve any amount of credit you say you should recieve for your originality, and in refuting my comments, you've proved that more than ever.

It just so easy to bash you and know you'll come back and say what you really think! You're the most honest person I know!

 
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Really, Xanfor, I'm quite fond of you but you remind me a little too much of a pretentious teenager who's looking to show everbody else just how great he is by exhibiting his mediocrity for all to see. I'm not trying to put you down, and I hate to sound so negative, but you're also reminiscent of those little yappy Jack Russels and Yorkshire Terriers that try to square up against something like a tiger or a werewolf then promptly disappear in a flash of teeth and a spray of yappy-dog blood.

Hmmm... Mr. Flibble is very cross.

Very cross indeed.

What shall we do to him, Mr. Flibble?

...

Oh no. We couldn't possibly do that... Who'd clean up the mess?


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« Reply #22 on: 02-25-2007 07:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Hmmm... Mr. Flibble is very cross.

Very cross indeed.

What shall we do to him, Mr. Flibble?

...

Oh no. We couldn't possibly do that... Who'd clean up the mess?

Hey! Who said you could borrow my pet?!  tongue

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« Reply #23 on: 02-25-2007 07:43 »

Mr. Flibble is not happy.

In fact, you could say he's... Cross.

Perhaps we should... Hex him, Mr. Flibble?

...

Oh my, of course... It's not our carpet, now is it?

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« Reply #24 on: 02-25-2007 19:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2007 19:32 by totalnerduk »

Believe me, I got the references, and I applaud you for them. However, I thought that it would detract from the semi-stern quality of my "lecturing" if I took the time to nod to you as a follower of the small rouge one.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to fly on a magic carpet to beg for my freedom with the king of the potato people.
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« Reply #25 on: 02-26-2007 06:45 »

Yeah... Let me know how that turns out, would you?  wink

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« Reply #26 on: 02-26-2007 08:30 »

Whoa, what's up with the fighting? Can't we just all get along? It's the internet, not real life...

At Christmas time, I have a tendency to say stuff how Robot Santa will kill us all and such. Well, I was on the bus one time when I said something about it, and a little kid heard me and started to cry. I mean, this kid was wailing. The bus driver stopped the bus and asked what happened, and of course the blame was placed on me. Stupid baby. The kid was in 5th grade. Oh well. Anyway, I had to sit up front for a week or so. Not a lot of trouble (although I believe I thoroughly ruined that kid's belief system :O).
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #27 on: 02-26-2007 15:08 »

I nearly got me and my friends beaten up. Some chavs were blocking the way of a shop front, and my friend asked is she could get through. Unsurprisingly, she was met with obscenities, so basically, I turned round, and told them to bite my shiny metal ass. They looked so gormless;they didnt even know what hit them. Then we ran, cause they got the point I was making. Oh, my witty wit! ha.ha.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #28 on: 02-26-2007 15:58 »

^Hahahahaha!! - i've got to try that next time some-one offends me^
JoshTheater

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« Reply #29 on: 02-26-2007 18:21 »

Losttheskyagain and HookerBot 5000, both great stories.  big grin
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« Reply #30 on: 02-26-2007 18:38 »

One time me and my friend were talking outside and I quoted Furturama by saying: " I find the most erotic part of women are the boobies" while I was saying this some lady behind me turned me around by force and said to me she was highly offended and was threatening to sue me for sexual harrasment. See she thought the comment was directed towards her (somehow).
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« Reply #31 on: 02-26-2007 18:41 »

Got one today. Everyday at coffee break I sit with the same 2 people (mostly because my breaks are later than everybody elses, so only 6 of us have coffee break at that time), and I always bring yesterdays newspaper with me for us all to read. Unfortunately it was sold out yesterday, so I brought the paper from Saturday. My two friends jokingly ripped into me about it. And I retorted: "Hey, that's all I got. You think I make these papers myself?" After a second or two (which I needed to get the idea) I continued: "Fine, I'll go make my own newspaper! With black jack and hookers! In fact, forget the newspaper!" They both gave me a weird look while I chuckled to myself.

Later I had to explain the joke to them. Maybe they'll become fans.
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« Reply #32 on: 02-26-2007 21:58 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2007 21:58 »

I use the "black jack and hookers" line myself sometimes, as it's one of my favorite running gags from the show. I'm the only one that thinks it's funny sometimes, and sometimes I decide to not even bother explaining the joke to them, as most of the time jokes aren't funny at all after you have to explain them. Regardless, I find myself using that just to make a chuckle from myself. Perhaps if I do decide to explain it sometimes people will find a new interest in this show.
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« Reply #33 on: 02-27-2007 15:40 »

He he. I remember when I just made new friends with this girl, and it turned out that her mum was very religious. I said to them, "Santa Claus is friends with Jesus, did you know that?". She got very offended...
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« Reply #34 on: 02-27-2007 15:49 »

You shoulda told her about Zombie Jesus :P

Mr Theater, danke  smile
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« Reply #35 on: 02-28-2007 06:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Peacock:

He he. I remember when I just made new friends with this girl, and it turned out that her mum was very religious. I said to them, "Santa Claus is friends with Jesus, did you know that?". She got very offended...

Why would she be offended? It true, really. That's why he's a saint, you know. Granted, it was a pretty obvious thing to say, but still, I wouldn't have been offended.


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« Reply #36 on: 02-28-2007 08:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 I wouldn't have been offended.

Would anything offend you?  tongue

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« Reply #37 on: 02-28-2007 16:08 »

 
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Originally posted by JoshTheater:
     

     This thread is for stories about times when the responses to that instinct have EXCEEDED the realms of irritation and confusion. Stories where you've received major backlash for quoting Futurama. Stories where inappropriately quoting Futurama has gotten you into trouble.

     I have many. For now I will share just one. I have to finish this up and do something, so I'll make it short:
     It was the Easter feast at my grandparents' house with my extended family on my mother's side. Just so you know, my grandparents and most of my aunts and uncles (not my parents, though), are extremely Christian. I'm not religious at all, although I respect others' beliefs.
     Well, in a religious conversation during the meal that I was not currently taking part in, somebody mentioned Jesus, and it just slipped out, unintentionally: "I believe Jesus was built, and that he was a well-programmed robot, but not that he was our savior."
     I was almost screamed out of the house by my grandmother and aunts.

They must be strict! My dad's a vicar and he found it really funny!  laff
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« Reply #38 on: 03-01-2007 07:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Corvus:

Would anything offend you?   tongue

Just don't annoy Mr. Flibble. Just don't.  evil laugh


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« Reply #39 on: 03-01-2007 12:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Just don't annoy Mr. Flibble. Just don't.   evil laugh

Well played good sir, well played. I applaud your bravado.  tongue


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