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Swimming Pool Sized Bowls of Custard

Because ordinary ones are often too small.
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As we all know Elephants are adept at hiding in custard & are endangered by poachers.

Two unrelated facts (aside from involving elephants of course) that has led our boffins at Skewed industries (in the cafeteria over their custard dessert after several glasses of whisky last tuesday) to come up with a wonderful solution to the latter problem.

Provide more bowls of custard for them to hide in, big ones.

Because they clearly don't have enough of them.

Or they wouldn't be endangered.

Which realisation led them to conclude (with much ooing & ahing & a considerable amount of spilled custard, Caruthers stood up rather too fast to shout 'Ulrika!', we still don't know why he did that) the two facts were not as had been thought unrelated.

Please donate generously to Skewed industries environmental projects division, a not for profit branch of Skewed inc. universal holdings, & we promise to ensure at least 1% of everything you donate goes towards really big bowls of custard in the Serengeti!!!

Skewed, Apr 05 2020

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The inimitable Spike Milligna... [8th of 7, Apr 07 2020]


       Henry: You get on baiting those elephant traps.
Minnie: I don't see the point of them, you know.
Henry: What?
Minnie: We've never caught one.
Henry: That doesn't mean we must stop trying, Min of mine. Think of the dangers! Supposing you came down one morning for a cream-strainer, and found an elephant in the larder, eh?
Minnie: Well, I've never seen an elephant in the larder.
Henry: That is because they're hiding, Min of mine.
Minnie: Where do elephants hide? Tell me that! Where do elephants hide, buddy?
Henry: Well, I don't know, Saxophone-Min, but it's clear to me that they must hide somewhere. How else could they get away with it for so long?

8th of 7, Apr 05 2020

RayfordSteele, Apr 06 2020

       Enormous custard-filled bun for [Skewed] and [8th] for together creating the most well reasoned philosophical argument I've come across for months. The last one I was hunting had just the tiniest piece of premise poking out of the meringue where it was hiding, so I couldn't be entirely sure of its solidity.
TomP, Apr 07 2020

       I am with [RayfordSteele], I think [8th] has pushed [TomP] into [Skewed] custard. At our current level, how can we be socially trained, or supported not to look?
wjt, Apr 07 2020

       By random violent beatings, of course.   

       Next question ?
8th of 7, Apr 07 2020


       We have it on the very best authority (a bloke down the pub) that elephants hide in bowls of custard by lying on their backs & painting the soles of their feet yellow.   

       They must be good at it because we've never seen one.
Skewed, Apr 08 2020

       Fiends, they are. Presumably with just the tip of the trunk poking up above the surface, so they can breathe ?   

       Some bowls of custard develop a very, very thick skin as they cool. NOW WE KNOW WHY ...
8th of 7, Apr 08 2020

       I wonder how long an elephant can hold it's breath? because I though elephants don't hide, they distance, hence the need for extra large bowls.
wjt, Apr 09 2020

       Oh, they're SO cunning. Their best trick is to hide in plain sight in crowded rooms. Very common at political meetings.
8th of 7, Apr 09 2020

       Tinker --- Tailor ---- Soldier --- Sailor --- JEEEZUS!
bhumphrys, Apr 09 2020

       Just put it on the side of your bowl, dear.
8th of 7, Apr 09 2020

       //JEEEZUS!// The skipping rope has got tangled again. A bit of custard, [bhumphrys] will slip right out.
wjt, Apr 10 2020

       Perhaps nothing could be better then custard as a lubricant?
bhumphrys, Apr 11 2020


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