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Christopher
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0 posted 10-01-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


Isn't that an oxymoron?
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1 posted 10-01-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

ROFL! But you can give me Monty Python humour anyday! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink ... know what I mean?  
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CHRISTOPHER!!  LMAO!  Those Brits are gonna come and get ya now  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee


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3 posted 10-01-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

You know....maybe it is just you!!
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4 posted 10-01-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Is an oxymoron really a student at Oxford?????
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Sorry to tell you this, I LOVE British humor!!! And British drama!!! And British people!!! And British accents..and British castles..and British ...and well....you get the idea.
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A man from UK came to visit an American agricultural food processor entrepreneur - who explained his success:
"We eat what we can and can what we can't"
the Brit returned to England saying "those Yanks are so clever - they eat what they are able and put the rest in tins"
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See? No Brits, because they're still trying to determine whether it's a joke or not!  

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8 posted 10-02-2000 02:18 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

ONE Brit in particular is gonna LOVE you...

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9 posted 10-02-2000 06:25 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hmmm...and on thinking about it...

British have no HumoUr hey?

Wasn't that theory put forth by a ...moron?

heh...


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Once upon a time not so long ago in the land of Sans Subtlety there lived a fisherman.  When he was young fishing was kewl.  A delicate rod an occasional bite, and the thrill of the very rare fight.  But the thrills were indeed very very rare and fishermen in Sans Subtlety became impatient, greedy for more.  Rods became bigger, ponds smaller, fish bred for idiocy and still they wanted more.  Guns replaced rods, firing tons of dull lead shot into stagnant waters.  One day someone lobbed a pound of semtex pondwards and for a flash the fun returned.  Then all was flat for a while.  Nowadays to go fishing in Sans Subtlety is to pump out the pond.

Meanwhile our young fisherman was older and bored.  He had an inking that all was not well in San Subtlety and so travelled across the sea to the small but select island of Refinement.  There he found the rods to be slim and the ponds and rivers deep and tricky.  As for the fish; well, he tied his first fly and cast with characteristic over confidence.

So I finned lazily a long the bottom of my home stream and watched this guy lob the clumsiest most obvious bit of feathers and cotton onto the surface.  Splash it went - and of course I didn't even stir from the comfortable shingle bed, let alone rise to the bait.  

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oh and btw .... a middle finger gesture in your direction, but as interpreted by Mr Bean of course  
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11 posted 10-02-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

oh and another thing:

quote:
See? No Brits, because they're still trying to determine whether it's a joke or not!


or could it be something to do with the fact that we're not sad enough to spend our nights in Passionate Places  

timing christoper timing ...lol
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12 posted 10-02-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sorry Phil dear....have to argue the point here...you're so-called timimg, in a typically British manner (oops wasn't me) is all screwed up though...

So...you just can't win that.

You're round the wrong way you see...

and considering I am in the place that gets the new days FIRST...I am allowed to say that.

And be right.

OH WELL!

K
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I'm with Sharon, I love anything Brit, their humour, their accents, their history, their castles, their shows everything  
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Oh my DEAR!

This young chap 'ere seems to think that the Brit-ISH can not comprehend humoUr...

(Not surprising... 'e IS from the colonies!)

BLIMEY!!! (Someone fetch my smelling salts!!)

Well, I wish I could stay, but according to my shed-ul, I'm due for tea in 5 minutes.

Cherio!




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Righto LoveBug!

Seems that some of these wonderful people 'aven't 'eard of Monty Python!!  Or Fawlty Towers. . . or Are You Being Served!

Supreme British humour at it's best!!

"I wish to register a complaint!"

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Anyone who lives in a country that rewarded the Three Stooges with decades of continued success has nothing to say about humor.
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17 posted 10-03-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

ladies of discernment desertin' you christoper, eh? ...Sharon, Maree et al ??

and Ron, what can i say?  after that i can even pass up the chance to applaud your luvly cowboy hat       

P

PS you forgot Benny Hill Sven
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OK - well - I have to concede that PhiLLip has a good sense of humour... but I think that's more a survival tactic in order to deal with Kamla than anything genetic.

Ron does have a VERY good point tho...
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19 posted 10-03-2000 12:06 PM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

y'know ~musing~ when someone spells my name with two L's three times in 24 hours in three separate posts and the L's somehow get bolded i get to thinking it might be kinda deliberate ... and then i kinda get to thinking of that line in the film (not movie) "Shadowlands" when Debra Winger turns to that pompous Oxford Don and lets him have it with "are you being deliberately insulting or are you just stoopid"!! .. now there's an American with style and humour (and other things as well.....lol)...... still, as you can see cchhrriissttoopphheerr, i remain calm, aloof and unruffled by provocation - even of the most irritating variety ....

luv  peace  butterflies rainbows and fluffy kittens           

philip

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snnnnnnnarrrrrrrrrrrrllllllllllllll !!
Christopher
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You sir, have one of the most refreshing senses of humor I've had the joy of experiencing in quite some time!

Thank you for that!

Seriously!

C
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21 posted 10-03-2000 07:47 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Of course Sir Philip. . . thank you for reminding me!  

But I do admit. . . I like the Three Stooges also. . . *hiding face in shame from Ron. . . *



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That which gives light must endure burning
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22 posted 10-03-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

OK okokokok...

let me see if I can understand this correctly.

Ahem.

C insults PhiLip
P insults C
C THANKS P for it

and the whole thing has degenerated into

quote:
luv  peace  butterflies rainbows and fluffy kittens...


as supplied by P

????

A MUSH session?

I FEEL ILL



[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 10-03-2000).]
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Well now... MY hat's off to any culture who brings us such wonderfully refined entertainment as THE FULL MONTY...
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Naked men Nan?!!!

Why I never! (at least not in public...)
 
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