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Deliberately Misunderstand The Last Person

Not the catchyest name, but...
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The game is played by staging a turn-based conversation amongst a group of people(family, friends, people in bus queues etc). The conversation starts with a statement(that might be printed on a piece of card in the posh, after dinner version - $25 Pat. Pending), and then each person asks a question or makes a comment in turn.

Every time someone takes their turn, they must somehow show that they have misheard, misunderstood or otherwise simply not got the gist of whatever the last person said.

It's different to the 'Half A Word' game [linked by Phundung] in that rather than being a question and answer game, the statements can be comments, questions, asides or anything that the next person may naturally want to say. This makes the game flow more like a conversation and less like an interrogation.

Misunderstandings can be based on whatever the individual likes, however sportsmanship should be employed in order to keep the quality up and avoid 'cheap' gags wherever possible.

zen_tom, Jun 29 2005

Half_20a_20Word_20Game How many of you bakers play this game?! [phundug, Jun 29 2005]

[thumbwax]'s anno is amazing to me. Mandatory_20Sign_20Day
about being hearing impaired [Zimmy, Jul 01 2005]

(?) Pa've website http://peculiarpabulum.blogspot.com/
[normzone, Feb 27 2006]

(?) explaining 'purple monkey dishwasher' http://www.geocitie.../6460/1999mar31.htm
[xandram, Feb 27 2006]

(?) The Two Ronnies "Fork Handles" sketch. http://www.youtube....watch?v=saP127nVfSk
Classic! [DrBob, Jan 16 2007]

The Postmodernist Essay Generator http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/
Every time you go to this page, it generates a new postmodernist essay. After wading through a few paragraphs of academic-speak, you realize that the argument isn't going anywhere, and that in fact the essay was generated by a random algorithm. Reading the annos to this idea reminded me of it. [sninctown, Jun 04 2008]

Rozenkrantz and Guildenstern are dead http://en.wikipedia...ern_Are_Dead_(film)
A whole film playing this. (Staring Hu S. Howard) [pashute, Jan 03 2011]

Tribute to the best player http://www.youtube....watch?v=QZg8XMdgX8Y
[pashute, Jan 03 2011]

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       I think it is very unfair to pick on the last person to arrive at a party, Just because they are late!!! Maybe they lost the car keys down the sofa or something... shame on you [zen_tom]!!
Minimal, Jun 29 2005
  

       my point being [zen_tom] is that they are too right wing to be communist.
jonthegeologist, Jun 29 2005
  

       My phone keeps leaking time.
Detly, Jun 29 2005
  

       [johng] must be displaying that famed British sense of humour(sic), but the Chinese Communists can hardly be said to be right wing.
theircompetitor, Jun 29 2005
  

       jong, are you johng? wow.
po, Jun 29 2005
  

       So does that make Mrs.thegeologist Ma Jong?
DrBob, Jun 29 2005
  

       Someone is translating these words into Chinese as I speak. Good afternoon agent #2345.
mensmaximus, Jun 29 2005
  

       //sniffing list, walks away, slinking down low, wants to play, but after "2 cups of coffee", knows it's only a matter of time before someone conjures up the master.//
blissmiss, Jun 29 2005
  

       WTF?!?
maximus5, Jun 29 2005
  

       WW4 has started already? Who's fighting this time?
wagster, Jun 29 2005
  

       //Who's fighting this time?// Apparently the UK, US and China. And Hulk Hogan.
Machiavelli, Jun 29 2005
  

       //Someone is translating these words into Chinese as I speak. Good afternoon agent #2345.//   

       Yes, Agent #2345, Governments are really just a huge waste of resources. You should consider Liberty, Democracy, and Freedom as ideal pursuits.   

       That should be enough to ban this idea from Chinese web access & give our friendly Agent #2345 a break from translating the following posts.   

       Ben Hogan's joined the WWF?
Zimmy, Jun 29 2005
  

       my favourite curry that - Lamb Rogan Josh. Eh? Blue ... ? Don't be so offensive!
jonthegeologist, Jun 29 2005
  

       Who's this bald Josh fella anyway, and yes, why use lame Rogain when Nutrifolica Hair Regrowth Formula is so much more effective? I dipped my finger in some once and now I have finger stubble.
zen_tom, Jun 29 2005
  

       Can be fingered?
gnomethang, Jun 29 2005
  

       What about orange?
Laimak, Jun 29 2005
  

       You know orange does rhyme if you're very careful with the door hinge. I learned that from Eminem.
theircompetitor, Jun 29 2005
  

       I didn't say anything about a whore binge. What are you insinuating?
Laimak, Jun 29 2005
  

       This sounds like a wonderful game [zen_tom], have a croissant.
ato_de, Jun 29 2005
  

       How would you know he's got a cross aunt ?
normzone, Jun 29 2005
  

       Who's Howard?
Ian Tindale, Jun 29 2005
  

       Snot for everyone? Terrible idea. *shudders*   

       "MFD"? I don't think the purpose of this is to be played in the annotations, its just that everyone wants to (and thus does) because it would be a very fun game. The post is for a new game but isn't asking veiwers to "play" here on the site. Then again, it might be presumptuous of me to speak for zen_tom.   

       What's wrong with shutters? They keep the wind out, doncha-know.
5th Earth, Jun 29 2005
  

       You are all going to hell. But just in a Helena Basket. Or was that casket?
blissmiss, Jun 30 2005
  

       Yes. Yes it is a helluva musket, but how do you know aunt Hellen?   

       Aren't Helen? None of them? Then who is she? *shutters*
not_only_but_also, Jun 30 2005
  

       Greek Muskrats are very tasty.
Zimmy, Jun 30 2005
  

       that, my friend, *is* chinese whispers.   

       you forgot to mention that the messages were verbal. (well, you did actually but it was well hidden). I prefer the pen and pencil method myself.   

       <psst! pew>
po, Jun 30 2005
  

       Funny name, Chinese Whispers. Is your friend a boy or a girl?
moomintroll, Jun 30 2005
  

       cheese mate, ripe Stilton.
jonthegeologist, Jun 30 2005
  

       Checkmate, Paris Hilton. (the hard drive on our server at work went kaploey to day. Thank Jutta for the 1/2 Bakery.)
Zimmy, Jun 30 2005
  

       Spelling is just a concept for you, isn't it Pa`?
waugsqueke, Jun 30 2005
  

       "Spelling IS just a con, ('cept for Hugh), isn't it, Paw?"
normzone, Jun 30 2005
  

       When did you get out of jail Paw?
kjjpdx, Jun 30 2005
  

       If one already misunderstands everything, do we get a lifetime exemption from the early rounds .   

       No qualifying school? Yeehaw, I get to play!   

       (Ur, if it's alright with the bakesperson.)
blissmiss, Jul 01 2005
  

       Now I don't like you. I find you insulting, and cruel. I now want you smooshed like yesterday's bubble gum.   

       Yesterday, I wanted you to become part of a group outside HB.   

       Now I want dustin to poop on your head.   

       I retract the invitation that I gave, thinking that [Pa've], had grown into being a polite person. Something like an adult.   

       Nevermind.
blissmiss, Jul 01 2005
  

       My mysteriously tight underpants are swollen.
darkboy115, Jul 01 2005
  

       You have a woolen arse?
daseva, Jul 01 2005
  

       This thread is giving me flashbacks of conversations with my hard-of-hearing grandmother.
Machiavelli, Jul 01 2005
  

       This kind of thing is common. It starts with a smart-ass trying to show off being clever by twisting what he heard into something silly. It's funny the first time, and maybe the 4th time. But try doing this for more than 5 times in a row without really annoying everyone and see where you get.
sophocles, Jul 01 2005
  

       I met a man who had a head injury from shrapnel in one of our wars..probably would have been Korea, based on his age.   

       His hearing was fine, but conversing with him was like this anyway.
normzone, Jul 01 2005
  

       some people are so annoying that it is simpler and more polite just to pretend that we cannot hear them.   

       that's a shame, normzone.
po, Jul 01 2005
  

       Yes, but he seemed happy. Although if he'd been unhappy, I don't think he could have told me about it using words.
normzone, Jul 01 2005
  

       This happens everytime I get drunk.
Noexit, Jul 01 2005
  

       // her hearing aides //   

       I didn't know you could hire people to do that. Do they just repeat everything people say into her ear really loudly?
waugsqueke, Jul 01 2005
  

       I think the objection might be that hearing aids would be more spellatically correct.
Zimmy, Jul 01 2005
  

       Operator's voice: "The fingers you have used to dial with are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, mash the keypad with your palm now."
-The Simpsons
  

       After reading a few comments, on a few ideas, [P], chill. Lordy, lordy, do you always enjoy looking at a road map, folding it up for an hour, and then ignoring what you read.   

       There is, I believe, few here that think you are a troll, or an annoyance, or someone who can't become a very crusty old baker. Ya just gotta respect everyone. Here, or in the real world you live in. It's really very simple.   

       I, for one, hope you can adjust, just a wee bit. Your're not dumb, nor does that approach work for you.
blissmiss, Jul 02 2005
  

       Oooh- Drama.   

       I hope Chloe's two do find a solution.   

       Ma Johng ..... Hah!
reensure, Jul 03 2005
  

       Your younger what...?
Stoo, Jul 03 2005
  

       Never been there, Angkor Wat, but hope to some day.
DrBob, Jul 04 2005
  

       I was down there on Saturday night - had a few pints and watched the concert, then went on to the Dog & Duck.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jul 04 2005
  

       I have a few ideas about what could be misunderstood about dog & duck (the latter in particular) but it probably ought not be expressed here...   

       Yeah, it was the first one she bought from Victoria's Secret.
baconbrain, Jul 05 2005
  

       twenty to six
benfrost, Jul 05 2005
  

       I'll say there's plenty to fix! First of all, it seems like a lot of people here are either not paying attention or they are deliberately misunderstanding the last person. How can you carry on a decent conversation under those conditions? And secondly, there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding going on as well. I suggest a good brainwashing for one and all.
Canuck, Jul 05 2005
  

       //I suggest a good brainwashing for one and all// Call for Dyno-rod.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jul 05 2005
  

       Is that what they're calling him these days? I always liked the Kenny Everett version best, you know, where his bum got bigger and bigger until it was swollen beyond all bounds of nomality.
zen_tom, Jul 05 2005
  

       Do you mean the city limits of Nome, Alaska, or the boundries of my existence?
normzone, Feb 26 2006
  

       What is a troll? And please do not humorously misunderstand that question, or tell me it's a mythcal creature that turns to stone when exposed to sunlight.
notmarkflynn, Feb 26 2006
  

       Say something about the belfries of Essex, [normzone]? I prefer to stay out of them.
notmarkflynn, Feb 26 2006
  

       I prefer the fries at my local fish shop. Tres bel.
spidermother, Feb 26 2006
  

       From google: a newsgroup post that is deliberately incorrect, intended to provoke readers; or a person who makes such a post. Oh, never mind.
normzone, Feb 26 2006
  

       I though a troll was a way to catch fish...?
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 26 2006
  

       Yes, but whether it catches any or not it will be back before dawn.
spidermother, Feb 26 2006
  

       Is it just me, or did [Pa've] completely self destruct?   

       I was reading this, caught a bit of the unpleasantness at the middle, and tried to search for him. All his anno's are gone, and I know he annotated on a few of my ideas. Did I miss something big?
notmarkflynn, Feb 26 2006
  

       He went off in a huff, declaring that he was going to start a bigger and better bakery. He has a site someplace, echoing and deserted for the most part.
normzone, Feb 26 2006
  

       That's kind of sad. If I ever got that disgruntled with my fellow 'bakers I'd just go and spend some time interacting with people in the real world. I'd be scurrying back here quick sticks.
spidermother, Feb 27 2006
  

       Yes, but you're not a twat.
wagster, Feb 27 2006
  

       Thanks, [wags]. Maybe it was just a misunderstanding ;-)   

       Good game, by the way. Has anyone ever played the one where you respond to the second-to-last thing that was said? You could combine the two.
spidermother, Feb 27 2006
  

       I did! I did! I taw a puddy twat.
coprocephalous, Feb 27 2006
  

       Who said anything about how long a second should last?
wagster, Feb 27 2006
  

       What's the name of his rogue site site? Has it found our site's weakness in the form of an air vent/ faulty wiring?
notmarkflynn, Feb 27 2006
  

       The second shoe'd use the same last as the first, but back to front.
spidermother, Feb 27 2006
  

       Purple.
DrCurry, Feb 27 2006
  

       [notmarkflynn], see link.
normzone, Feb 27 2006
  

       do not mark that fin with ink, see? purple monkey dishwasher +(please see link, not intended for normzone, sorry -he's cute)
xandram, Feb 27 2006
  

       If I recall correctly [notmarkflynn], he averaged a similar bun to fish ratio as you seem to be observing. Of course he was never willing to show any humility and ricocheted (Is this a word?) between fairly entertaining to downright arrogant. This seems one of his not so shining moments.   

       [wags], it's an easy thing to say from your point of view, but he had well over a hundred ideas that he thought were good. At least 70 of them we had collectively decided weren't. Facing that amount of rejection, I'm not altogether surprised that he turned against the halfbakery. (I'm also a little entertained that we no longer qualify for his 'Fun and Interesting Links' list)
hidden truths, Feb 27 2006
  

       Thanks for coming to my defense, [bigsleep], but the truth of the matter is that I am a purple monkey dishwasher, although only recreationally and not as a profession.   

       I have always been a fan of dueling, but dawn is reserved for assassins in my book. Are you offering to be my second, or defend my honor? Can I sleep in late while you take care of it?
normzone, Feb 27 2006
  

       I don't understand. How can I (deliberately or not) misunderstand the last person. If they're the last person, then there are no other people left - everyone else is gone. This would include myself, therefore I can't be around to misunderstand the last person, as they're the last person.
Ian Tindale, Feb 27 2006
  

       Out of interest then [norm]. What is a purple monkey dishwasher? Is it a purple monkey that washes dishes? Or a dishwasher for purple monkeys? A dishwasher for monkeys that happens to be purple or a machine to wash purple monkey dishes?
hidden truths, Feb 27 2006
  

       Eh?   

       I'd opt for the purple machine that washes monkey-dishes.
zen_tom, Feb 27 2006
  

       Sorry, can't hear you. Could you speak up?
normzone, Feb 27 2006
  

       Hey, that gives me an idea for an echo - Ask For Explanation From Last But One Person.
egbert, Feb 27 2006
  

       Is it like Esperanto?
spidermother, Feb 28 2006
  

       What, you mean black coffee in a little cup?
coprocephalous, Feb 28 2006
  

       I've got the waterfront covered.
egbert, Feb 28 2006
  

       I've got a kitchen cupboard.
DrBob, Feb 28 2006
  

       <aside>I particularly enjoyed and was impressed by [Jinbish]'s calculations last week, proving, in the end, and on an entirely different idea, that [Vernon] has a very small kitchen. I would like to take this opportunity to simultaneously thank [Jinbish] for providing such enjoyable workings, and also to apologise to [Vernon] (in this completely inappropriate location) for instigating something so totally off-topic on his idea. I would have apologised on the idea in question, but I didn't want to off-topic it any more that I already had - plus I was enjoying the results so much, I didn't want to spoil them. I thought putting an apology here would be a good idea, because if I worded it incorrectly, it would simply look as though I was attempting to join in with the game, rather than simply being an ass.
zen_tom, Feb 28 2006
  

       [zen tom], no offense taken. I understand that the HB is rather free of discipline. And it probably couldn't be what it is, if it had it. :)
Vernon, Feb 28 2006
  

       [bigsleep] [mfd] Bad science / Magic. Esperanto is a language and therefore cannot be placed in a small cup. Please do some research before you waste our time with these ideas that can easily be proved impossible.
spidermother, Feb 28 2006
  

       Just how big of a CPU do you need?
Zimmy, Feb 28 2006
  

       spidermother, - indeedy, except that a language in and of itself can in fact be placed within a cup - witness the famous Crowded House lyric "...try to catch Italian in a paper cup".
Ian Tindale, Feb 28 2006
  

       Misheard Lyrics:
Johnny Cash with deluge in a paper cup.
Original Lyrics:
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup.
normzone, Feb 28 2006
  

       Robert De Niro's waiting.
normzone, Feb 28 2006
  

       No doubt fiddling, while Rome burns
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 28 2006
  

       [bigsleep] I am the solipsist. Don't do that, they deserve to see you sober.
spidermother, Feb 28 2006
  

       Yeah, this is a pretty sloppy list.
notmarkflynn, Mar 01 2006
  

       I've been trying to cut down.
normzone, Mar 01 2006
  

       Well, then go to town. You deserve it.
notmarkflynn, Mar 01 2006
  

       Are surfeits like forfeits? If so, do them yourself.
egbert, Mar 01 2006
  

       Bath salts, with or without the loofah.
jonthegeologist, Mar 02 2006
  

       Really? How far? I'm bursting for a pee!
captain jack, Jan 16 2007
  

       <Two Ronnies> Peas? Here you go, one tin of peas! </TR>

(linky)
DrBob, Jan 16 2007
  

       I never thought that a tin of grease was kinky. It's how you use it, I suppose.
Ling, Jan 16 2007
  

       Those suppositories better be greased up then.
Trickytracks, Jan 16 2007
  

       But it is only natural for a tin of grease to be kinky; the kinks in the surface enhance grip, which is essential when handling a greasy tin. Why [Ling], you act as if there were something queer about the word "kinky", and that a tin would be wrong to be such.
Veho, Jan 16 2007
  

       I believe I just read something about ten kinky wongs.
shapu, Jan 16 2007
  

       You just said something about Kinky Friedman's Bongs?
Zimmy, Jan 16 2007
  

       Whoever King Keefreemen is, I don't think you should accuse him of taking bungs without some proof to back you up.
imaginality, Jan 16 2007
  

       Oh, tennis player as well, was he? Well, I'm not a priest, but if you insist... I bless you, my son.
imaginality, Jan 16 2007
  

       You want a bun forced upon you? My, what a strange fellow.
Veho, Jan 17 2007
  

       Yes, a very strange instrument to learn.
skinflaps, Jan 17 2007
  

       Instrumental urns are, by their very nature, strange.
jtp, Jan 17 2007
  

       I agree, for men to learn it is a strain.
dentworth, Jan 17 2007
  

       Take the "S" train? Yeah, that would be mental. But I take the "W" just to 17th street. I saw James Last there once on the platform.
the_jxc, Jan 17 2007
  

       James was last on the platform? I hope he managed to get on.
Veho, Jan 17 2007
  

       He has aged a good bit, but She-Ra's still pretty hot.
nomocrow, Jan 17 2007
  

       Well, Solomon certainly thought so.
shapu, Jan 17 2007
  

       Yah mon...he sought dough...
xandram, Jan 17 2007
  

       over the harbour bridge, take a left.
jonthegeologist, Jan 17 2007
  

       Yes, that's right, it should be left of the arbour's ditch, then straight on until you hit the dam.
Trickytracks, Jan 17 2007
  

       I always hated that Goddamm snitch.
methinksnot, Jan 17 2007
  

       Yeah, spindly little legs, big scaly eyes, always going on about his "precious", the guy made me sick!
theleopard, Jan 18 2007
  

       "You have good luck"???? I don't believe in that. Everything's predetermined.
Murdoch, Jan 18 2007
  

       You've previously termite proofed your aviary? Why? Are termites a particular problem in your neck of the woods?
BunsenHoneydew, Jan 18 2007
  

       Your neck feels wooden? A massage should help.
Veho, Jan 19 2007
  

       I realise that this is good fun, but perhaps comments should concentrate on the virtues of the suggested game, rather than on actually playing it.
angel, Jan 19 2007
  

       How can say it without actually saying it? I think four lemons would be more reasonable.
webfishrune, Jan 19 2007
  

       I dunno about phlegm on surcease an' all, either. But if, once you've stopped coughing, you can clear your throat, that's gotta be a good thing. Catarrh-related expectoration can be messy, though.
Murdoch, Jan 19 2007
  

       //I realise that this is good fun, but perhaps comments should concentrate on the virtues of the suggested game, rather than on actually playing it.//   

       Yep, I was asked to remove one of my ideas because the thread turned into the game.(It popped back after the crash though without 35 pages of anno's off a printer)
skinflaps, Jan 19 2007
  

       You head turned into game?   

       Grouse or pheasant I hope. Load my gun for me.
webfishrune, Jan 19 2007
  

       Why would I loan you my gun? I can't even afford the ammo.
Jscotty, Jan 19 2007
  

       Part of the name has fallen off.
wagster, Jan 19 2007
  

       the last of my mane has fallen off? Damn this liony premature hairloss
jonthegeologist, Jan 22 2007
  

       The hard part about reading this is the recurring illusion that there is actually a thread of sane conversation going, and that you just happen to skip over the annotation that makes it all make sense.
normzone, Jan 22 2007
  

       Gosh no you say, Maine has fallen off?
Oh wait...that was a bit scatterhaired of me to leap to such a maturized assumption. Perhaps you were refering to only the main street there?
blissmiss, Jan 22 2007
  

       Your brain had fallen off? Well done I say, its probably happier at floor-level. So which part of your anatomy is thinking now?
webfishrune, Jan 25 2007
  

       Oh Hazlenuts, fishrum...Who knows? I always was afraid of elevators. (Good god my hare stands straight up on end when I board a lift!)
blissmiss, Jan 25 2007
  

       Rachel's nuts? I always thought she had it all together. And yes Darth Vader is a pretty intimidating idividual... there's no shame in being scared of him.
Pac-man, Jan 25 2007
  

       When I saw that Jon was nuts, I thought of Hazel's?
blissmiss, Jan 25 2007
  

       Dark ping-pong? That doesn't make any sense. Great idea, +1
gutza, Jan 26 2007
  

       Duck table tennis? That's so batty it's for the birds.
Jinbish, Jan 26 2007
  

       We should all be for the birds, they've been here lots longer than we have.
jhomrighaus, Jan 26 2007
  

       You live in a yurt you say? Good luck to you, i'd like a yurt.
webfishrune, Jan 26 2007
  

       m-f-d. magic.
jaksplat, Jan 28 2007
  

       Yes indeed; quite enchanting.
pertinax, Jan 29 2007
  

       I to have always found meditation very relaxing.
jhomrighaus, Jan 29 2007
  

       You don't have to think about it for all that long. It's just one idea.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 04 2008
  

       Just as you say, this idea is just wonderful!
Voice, Jun 04 2008
  

       it isn't, I still had screws left over after I assembled the wall unit.
FlyingToaster, Jun 04 2008
  

       When will this constant badgering of the Walnut Assemblage cease? So they wear crewneck pullovers! Big deal. At least they have the decency to eschew Speedos.
Canuck, Jun 04 2008
  

       //eschew// Gesundheit!
zen_tom, Jun 04 2008
  

       zen_tom -- Isn't 'guess and hide' a completely different party game? Similar to 'hide and seek'??
britboy, Jun 04 2008
  

       Hidden Sick is quite another party game altogether.
zen_tom, Jun 04 2008
  

       It's one thing to skip a day of work and claim you were sick, but a party? You are dull.
Bad Jim, Jun 04 2008
  

       he's not a doll, he's an action figure.
jaksplat, Jun 04 2008
  

       eh?   

       for a similar literary experience, see The Postmodernist Essay Generator [link].
sninctown, Jun 04 2008
  

       Forest military experience? Did you train at Ft.Bragg too, [sninctown]?   

       Stayed mostly in "area J" myself, but wandered off the map a few times here and there.
MikeD, Jun 04 2008
  

       I would like to wander off and take a nap here also.
Ozone, Jun 04 2008
  

       Don't we all like to ponder how often our chips tend to snap in the salsa and why it occurs more often when you're on your fifth beer instead of your first?
quantum_flux, Jun 05 2008
  

       any sheep napping in the tundra would be polar bear food.
FlyingToaster, Jun 05 2008
  

       Yes, I see you point. One might further postulate that a polar bear napping in the dales would be sheep food, n'est pas?
theleopard, Jun 05 2008
  

       beer or ale and salsa may be cheap but you still need chips for roughage.
FlyingToaster, Jun 05 2008
  

       Be Errol, in D'Salsa May?   

       Haven't seen it, but I did see him in Robin Hood. Tell me, can you do a good Melville Cooper?
MikeD, Jun 05 2008
  

       You saw him robin' hoods?   

       It's normally hoodies that rob Melville's Mini Cooper.
britboy, Jun 05 2008
  

       "well, let's mix   

       where Rockefellers walk with sticks   

       or umbrellas   

       in their mitts,   

       Puttin' on the Ritz"
Zimmy, Jun 05 2008
  

       Fixing the rockets with sticks and umbrellas when the rockets are in their pits. Nice prank to make on NASA.
kamathln, May 24 2009
  

       I forgot this one. Thanks for the laugh.
blissmiss, Jul 20 2010
  

       But, I didn't even rinse you off bliss.
daseva, Jul 20 2010
  

       Well, huffing and puffing, I put that friggin purple monkey in my dishwasher, and dammit if it didn't leap right on out of there today.
blissmiss, Jul 20 2010
  

       Puffin huffing has been deemed a health hazard. Purple monkeys wearing dishdahahs are probably best avoided.
Twizz, Jul 20 2010
  

       RT @Twizz Toughened Muffin has been deemed a health hazard. Burglar monkeys riding rickshaws are probably best avoided.
kamathln, Jul 20 2010
  

       That's what I said....
4whom, Jul 20 2010
  

       That’s true — Ice-head does seem to study a lot.
Ian Tindale, Jul 20 2010
  

       Speaking of studying a lot, I came across a wonderful piece at Sotheby's, just the other day.
4whom, Jul 20 2010
  

       Wasn’t that embarrassing?
Ian Tindale, Jul 20 2010
  

       heh.
blissmiss, Jul 20 2010
  

       Not as much as motorboating a purely innocent "pass the pigs" set, circa 1987.
4whom, Jul 20 2010
  

       but I don't have the pigs.
pocmloc, Jul 21 2010
  

       duh! You dont have to shave you pigs!
kamathln, Jul 21 2010
  

       What shape are figs?
Twizz, Jul 21 2010
  

       They're in pretty good shape, for figs, but if they were lemons, I'd give them a miss.
mouseposture, Jul 21 2010
  

       It's refreshing to see someone so comfortable with sexuality.
rcarty, Jul 21 2010
  

       You want what? No. Well, maybe, but buy me a couple of beers first
xxobot, Jul 23 2010
  

       Tell me about trigonometry!   

       I FIGure ...   

       Egbert, Ergbert!   

       Have you got Dr. Bob's head?   

       Farmer John's Drama Llama!   

       unabubba built a time machine!   

       Austerity = Layoffs.   

       Got a Moose? Got a Moose?   

       Make 'em do a tango!   

       Mark Twain is the best Alien I've ever Groked!   

       Pee inside of Fox "news".   

       Peel stickers off a rubic's cube!   

       Galileo! Galileo! Why did you fold?   

       A diety was a communist - you see?
Zimmy, Jul 23 2010
  

       Nice reading list. Do you have all the books?
kamathln, Jul 23 2010
  

       That would require a lot of storage space.
Ian Tindale, Aug 30 2010
  

       Not if it is folded back on itself
pocmloc, Aug 30 2010
  

       I don't see how folded bacon would help with book storage!
DrBob, Aug 31 2010
  

       Creased swine, not creased spine.
Ian Tindale, Aug 31 2010
  

       :o)
DrBob, Aug 31 2010
  

       Greased pine? That would make it rather hard to climb, no?
jonthegeologist, Sep 13 2010
  

       It can't climb, it has no opposable thumbs.
baconbrain, Sep 14 2010
  

       Who cares if they fight, they're homeless!
daseva, Sep 14 2010
  

       Harmless! You would not have said that if you had been here!
4whom, Sep 15 2010
  

       Oh, we've been here before.
jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2010
  

       Jon, perhaps you can answer this query, in the UK we have jelly (set with gelatine), and jam, (fruit plus sugar with the bits in), and we also have jelly (fruit with sugar but no bits). In America they have jello (with gelatine), and jelly - how do they differentiate biween the bitty and bitless types? Also, what if you make a jelly (a gello-style one) but set it with a vegetarian substance like agar? What would you call that? Thanks.
pocmloc, Oct 04 2010
  

       [pocmloc] A confounded confiture conundrum.   

       I was going to let [jon] reply, but looking at his previous anno he obviously misunderstood what you wrote.
bigsleep, Oct 04 2010
  

       What is so great about a miss understanding what he wrote?
kamathln, Oct 05 2010
  

       [kamathln]   

       Do you mean (hip) popotamous understanding? Very minimal, I should think.
Boomershine, Oct 05 2010
  

       You might be thinking of zeolites, or maybe asbestos. They can be quite furry minerals.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 05 2010
  

       //You might be thinking//   

       As best as I can, you mean?   

       Oh, zeolites *are* Fairy Animals.
Boomershine, Oct 05 2010
  

       My friends all have Porches, I must make amends.
normzone, Oct 06 2010
  

       Do you live in Australia, [NZ]?
pocmloc, Oct 06 2010
  

       Yeah, Australia is often referred to as the "West Island" of NZ.
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 07 2010
  

       Ah, Wes Thailand! Wes and I went to school together but lost touch at the end of the 80s.
jonthegeologist, Oct 10 2010
  

       What a coincidence, I used to have to get a bus which stopped just before the end of the 80s (around 86 or 88)
Dub, Dec 08 2010
  

       You are right. We should 86 this "idea". [+]
baconbrain, Dec 08 2010
  

       No this idea wasn't in 1984 by george orwell
metarinka, Dec 11 2010
  

       was that the 77, [dub]?
po, Dec 11 2010
  

       Probably the best album that Talking Heads have ever done, prior to meeting Brian Eno.
Ian Tindale, Dec 11 2010
  

       I don't really hate the talking heads on TV. But at least on occasion, show me some leg.
theircompetitor, Dec 11 2010
  

       Heads on TV in the 80's. Very dubious haircuts. Same goes for legs...
saedi, Dec 12 2010
  

       Who had very W's haircuts? And why? I don't know how that man became president.
baconbrain, Dec 12 2010
  

       Faye W's hair cuts? I know it's fine, but I wouldn't use it as a cheese knife.
PeterSilly, Dec 12 2010
  

       faze out haircuts? Because the scissors are as dangerous as imported Chinese goods.
reclaimbozeman, Dec 12 2010
  

       I sometimes like to get a fade haircut in the summer.
rcarty, Jan 03 2011
  

       My summer fell off after one of those
Dub, Feb 28 2011
  

       You're lucky it was just some! A guy I know lost the whole shebang. Now he has to carry a sign.
bungston, Feb 28 2011
  

       I tell you what if you didn't carry the sign in that dastardly COBOL you would make a bad SUM-er.
4whom, Feb 28 2011
  

       Carry on eating crow.
Ian Tindale, Feb 28 2011
  

       It’s called “carry oot” in Scotland.
pocmloc, Feb 28 2011
  

       Sure, I'll buy a pair of Scottish custom boots!
xxobot, Feb 28 2011
  

       I think I got it.   

       [+] What do you do with edited annotations?
pashute, Mar 01 2011
  

       Gottit? I think it was Godot...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 01 2011
  

       Dilbert missed Godot although she was under the stand. That's what made her the last person.
pashute, Mar 01 2011
  

       Ah! Lars Perrsohn! One of my favourite Norwegian singers.
jonthegeologist, Mar 31 2011
  

       I love the smell of burning Scandinavian pine in the morning.
nineteenthly, Mar 31 2011
  

       yes, the wickerman, a great movie.
po, Mar 31 2011
  

       Does anyone remember the busload of kids he saved? No.
But he has relations with just 'one' horse ...
  

       Why would anyone remember that he chose an investment based on minors stored in public transport?   

       And measuring the poverty of his family on a scale of equestrian ownership is relevant?
Twizz, Mar 31 2011
  

       Who, Edward Woodwood? And it would have been Scotch Pine.
zen_tom, Mar 31 2011
  

       Actually I think Westwood is filled with perennials.
Voice, Mar 31 2011
  

       Anyway to get back onto the subject at hand, I would say that I have two left feet.
pocmloc, Mar 31 2011
  

       Most of us are able to say that we have two feet left - that's the number we started out with.
normzone, Mar 31 2011
  

       Most but not all. Especially those few of us who have dyslexia. They would miss left with right, and mix F with T. It then becomes an impossible feat to accomfish.
pashute, Mar 31 2011
  

       You bungeed your foot to a fish - you sort it out.
Twizz, Apr 01 2011
  

       I _have_ thought about it, thank you very much, and no, I'm _still_ not hungry for fish!
Alterother, Apr 01 2011
  

       Bun, but this is hardly a game... I do this all the time in normal conversation, just to mess with people.
In No Particular Order, Apr 01 2011
  

       Does it work?
Ian Tindale, Apr 02 2011
  

       Some of the time, my internet connection is OK, but often the website I want is down.
pocmloc, Apr 02 2011
  

       Juan Disdown? Quite sure he was the Eurovision entry for Spain in 2006.
jonthegeologist, May 20 2011
  

       Huh?
ShawnBob, May 20 2011
  

       //Huh?// sp. "Huh?"
mouseposture, May 20 2011
  

       huh's on first.
theircompetitor, May 20 2011
  

       Hughes did not write that.
neelandan, May 21 2011
  

       Hugh Janus
Ian Tindale, May 21 2011
  

       I don't want to know about your huge anus.
Alterother, May 21 2011
  

       Send us the photos anyway.
infidel, May 21 2011
  

       Have attached them to homing rabbit.
pocmloc, May 21 2011
  
      
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