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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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That commercial idea in full Dec 20, 2020

If they can find the idea, that is. I've been looking, believe me, but I'm not seeing any ideas. Not a one. Could it be something to do with the Sphinx and weed-growing below the nose?

It's true that the Guinness people have had some off-the-wall adverts in their time, including Rutger Hauer and dolphins, but l can't see them working in the Sphinx and weed-growing below the nose. Especially as the Sphinx doesn't have a nose any more.


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... Dec 20, 2020

Publishing one and delaying the other so that you can come up with those unfunny lines?
I know this thread has been stealing your thunder (or lightning, or whatever you're emitting these days) since I started posting in it, but the solution is you need to stop shovelling quantities and start spooning qualities.
See what I did there? Just 4 words (shovelling quantities spooning qualities) to sum up your dilemma and fix it for you. Enjoy!😃


 

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Dec 21, 2020

Sem Título

Merry Christmas to my best friends!
Santa knew just what I wanted when he brought you into my life!
Merry Christmas!


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Dearest Exy Dec 21, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

Merry Christmas to my best friends!
Santa knew just what I wanted when he brought you into my life!
Merry Christmas!


You are the gift that keeps on giving, in the loveliest, most marvellous ways!


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And Merry Christmas to you, Sandra, and to you all Dec 21, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

Merry Christmas to my best friends!
Santa knew just what I wanted when he brought you into my life!
Merry Christmas!


What a lovely card and thoughts, Sandra. I don't know how bad the situation is in Portugal, but I hope you and your family are well and in good spirits, and of course I'll say the same to everybody else here. We're going through tough times and need to remain positive, and this topic is an excellent way of doing it. The wit and humour on display here from so many colleagues, not least from you, is just what the doctor prescribed.

Merry Christmas


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And... Dec 21, 2020

... you are so unique and precious, my dearest PLF Persio!
Friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.
Through this year, you and the others made it!


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Lovin’ the love-in Dec 21, 2020

As a Rastafarian, I don’t celebrate Christmas until January, and I don’t suppose the lockdown will be eased then for us to go out and get the necessary supplies of ganja, although the Lord does move in mysterious ways.

But Happy Hols all. Stay safe.


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With a little help from my friends Dec 21, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

Friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.
Through this year, you and the others made it!


We all made it together, Sandra my precious Flor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN5JT7wnlZM


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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Thanks, everyone Dec 21, 2020

And I think Chris might have pushed an idea my way for the next Santa Claus File. I can say no more ...

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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Rastas Dec 21, 2020

Don't Rastas say that "I and I" stuff, as in "I and I don't celebrate Christmas until January ,,,", and "I and I don't suppose ..."? But not "The Lord and the Lord move in mysterious ways", I suppose.

What do you and you think?


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Autocorrect🙄 Dec 21, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Don't Rastas say that "I and I" stuff, as in "I and I don't celebrate Christmas until January ,,,", and "I and I don't suppose ..."? But not "The Lord and the Lord move in mysterious ways", I suppose.

What do you and you think?

Sorry, autocorrect to blame here.

With the UK now fully cut off from Europe (the 52% should’ve been careful what they wished for, eh?), potentially causing disruption to imports of some fresh produce, such as lettuce and broccoli, the supermarkets have of course been emptied overnight of key perishable goods such as toilet roll, rice and pasta.

As a pastatarian (got it right this time👌), I’m therefore going to have to postpone Christmas until January, by which time lasagna (not ganja🙄) should be back in stock, according to our great prophet Ziti Rigati III.

But I do have three-foot dreadlocks.


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The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Dec 21, 2020

Chris S wrote:

As a Rastafarian, I don’t celebrate Christmas until January, and I don’t suppose the lockdown will be eased then for us to go out and get the necessary supplies of ganja, although the Lord does move in mysterious ways.

But Happy Hols all. Stay safe.


I'd have bet you were a Pastafarian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/18/pasta-strainers-and-pirates-how-the-church-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster-was-born

Pastafarianism differs from other religions in that it doesn’t solicit funds from its followers, having no hierarchy and no physical places of worship to maintain. Its home is in cyberspace. And the only dogma is that there is no dogma. (Instead of 10 commandments, it offers eight “I’d really rather you didn’ts”.)

The article also mentions Bobby Henderson, a young physics graduate from Oregon State University, who might well be our Mervyn's long-lost American cousin.


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To spoon or not to spoon Dec 21, 2020

P.L.F.Persio wrote:
Pastafarian

I feel moved once again to express my awe at the erudition of my esteemed colleagues. Not to mention my shock that something so fundamentally British actually originated in the US. That challenged a few preconceptions. Consider my horizons permanently widened.


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Bobby Henderson Dec 21, 2020

I wish you hadn't pointed out Bobby Henderson, PLF. Black sheep. They don't talk about him much in the family. "That Bobby Bozo," said my great aunt one day, when I found her busy cutting him out of all the photos in her family albums. "Thank God for the Atlantic, that's all I can say."

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Things I don't understand Dec 21, 2020

"And, guys, seriously, don't you ever feel the least bit of shame when you counter-post against me several persons at a time like that?!!!!!!😃 You've never seen me summoning help, ever!!!!!!😃 The next time you do it I'm bringing my obelisks.😝😂😝😂😝😂"


Why all the smilies when nobody's laughing or smiling? 😃😃😃😃😃😃As for the several persons at a time, that just means you have an inordinate ability to attract discrepancy and aversion. 😃
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"And, guys, seriously, don't you ever feel the least bit of shame when you counter-post against me several persons at a time like that?!!!!!!😃 You've never seen me summoning help, ever!!!!!!😃 The next time you do it I'm bringing my obelisks.😝😂😝😂😝😂"


Why all the smilies when nobody's laughing or smiling? 😃😃😃😃😃😃As for the several persons at a time, that just means you have an inordinate ability to attract discrepancy and aversion. 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 And no, I've never seen you summoning help, but sometimes I think it's what you need. 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
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