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Mountain Goat



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject: Things you didn't know you needed until..... Reply with quote

Vistaprint came along and offered you Car Door Publicity Magnets (free of course).

Pic of your property, website address, when you're at your property?

Waste of time? Naff? Cool idea?

Or suggest they do sandwich boards for those boring meet 'n' greets at the airport or just an amble into your local village or persuade the kids to earn a bit more pocket money?

MG

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I can just see OH agreeing to one of those!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I am sad as i have one, it was free after all
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, the sandwich board? How many hours can you do at a time?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Goat wrote:
What, the sandwich board? How many hours can you do at a time?

MG


Thats next , currently in training Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Are you going to have a little patter to go with it Nessie?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 'End of the World is Nigh' chap has gone from Oxford Street - he did something crazy like 55 years - I remember as a kid asking him for the precise date and he told me to **** off, and I was just concerned whether it was worth swotting for my 11+.

What about that David something bloke hanging upside down in Central Park - you'd have thought he could flog a bit of advertising space. Did you see his Doc explaining he would probably get a brain tumour very soon? And anyway, what about bats?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Goat wrote:
That 'End of the World is Nigh' chap has gone from Oxford Street - he did something crazy like 55 years - I remember as a kid asking him for the precise date and he told me to **** off, and I was just concerned whether it was worth swotting for my 11+.


Laughing Good forward planning as always MG. Shame you got the short shrift. I well recall the poor man. Didn't he also recommend "no marital lust" or something as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, he may have been nearer the mark there, GG.

But I think that was another guy - militant veggie or something like that, campaigning for slicing vegetables humanely was his sideline.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a guy who was always round Oxford Street in the 80's an 90s with a board that said "Eat less meat"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's the chap Windy - I must have mixed him up with a doom-and-gloom merchant. Eat less meat and no marital lust.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn fine advice too GG if you ask me Laughing

Trouble is he looked so b****y unhappy with it all.

Reminds me of the joke about the psychology professor giving a lecture about the link between happiness and frequency of intercourse.

He asks if anyone who does it every night would stand up and a section of his audience stand up grinning and looking sheepish.

"See!" he says " they all look happy don't they?".

Now he asks for those who do it once a week and another group stands up looking a bit embarrassed but not too unhappy

"Proves my point" he says "they aren't quite as chirpy."

"Now would those who do it once a month or so please stand up" he asks

A sorry looking bunch stand up and look around mournfully.

"Voila! QED " he calls out triumphantly

"hang on a mo" shouts a voice from the back

"what?" asks the professor

"You missed me out" shouts the bloke, grinning widely "I only do it once every 5 years"

"Well you look happy enough" says the professor "you've just blown my theory. Tell me - why do you look so happy?"

"Well tonight's the night" says the bloke

(I'll get my coat)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windy wrote:
Trouble is he looked so b****y unhappy with it all.

Didn't he just! I can still hear his voice droning away, poor man.

Great joke BTW!
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