Avoiding Talking About Primary Results March 2, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
Ace mentioned Monty Pyton’s The Four Yorkshiremen skit yesterday, which reminded me of one of our similar threads from 2008:
|geoff:||Hey, if he’s not going to eat those Hydrox cookies…|
|lauraw:||Why, when we were children we only dreamed of having Hydrox cookies…|
|daveintexas:||Dreaming of Hydrox cookies?!? Oh that’s the life, that is. When I was a young lad we could only dream of dirt cookies, and a glass of warm swill.|
|geoff:||You had warm swill? Ours was always cold. Except in winter, when we made swill popsicles.|
|daveintexas:||Frozen swill popsicles?? Cor! What I wouldn’t have given for a frozen swill popsicle. Out popsicles were composted grunge, on a stick from a tree limb. With roofing nails.|
|Muslihoon:||You’re lucky you had trees. We had to freeze cow dung and use that as sticks.|
|harrison:||You people had food? …and mouths to eat it with?|
|Sobek:||We used to dream of using frozen cow dung. We had to use live cobras smothered in kerosene and thumbtacks!
Which, since we were too poor to have mouths, we had to ingest through our nostrils.
|Muslihoon:||You had nostrils? We had to breathe through our eyes. And ingest food through our rears.|
|geoff:||Oh, Lord it over us, Mr. I’ve-Got-My-Own-Butt. We only had one butt, so we had to share. I only got to sit down once a week, and I don’t need to tell you what I spent that day doing.|
|harrison:||They let you sit down?|
|laura:||OH, how we would have loved to have a butt to share amongst us! We had to shuffle along on our bellies for six miles to get in line to wait to use the Public Butt- which was filthy as you can probably imagine – with our lower colons hanging free and paperclipped to our shirttails to keep the dirt out.|
|geoff:||Paperclips. So they really exist. Legends were told, but few believed. If only I could see one before I die.|
|Michael:||I had to play the clarinet.|