Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Comment Box is now Open....

This is not a post. This is an announcement to say that a new comment box is now open on the Scarlet Blue Blog. As ever, discussion will vary wildly and will feature in depth analysis on controversial subjects such as:-

Cheese - Is it simply dangerous or just another cost effective way to insulate the loft?

Pharmaceuticals - A healthy alternative to bar snacks or just a long word beginning with 'P'?

Knicker liners with secure fit technology - innovative, or just an expensive upgrade on a wad of loo paper?

The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts - Who? What? Why? And most importantly....
Where????



Many thanks to Mr Lax

107 comments:

  1. This is, or perhaps is not, a comment

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    1. Mr Scurra: Oh come on, I know you have an opinion on cheese... please share!!
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  2. Have The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts been fitted with knicker liners?

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    1. Damn! I was going to ask that!

      Also...I'll be in England very soon. Perhaps our paths will cross?

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    2. Dinah: In England? Whereabouts????

      Not sure I'm liking this way of replying... might go back to the old style... all these Blogger innovations have sent me quite batty.
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  3. MJ: Due to Mr Beastie's wee accident they have now been fitted with several.
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  4. i tried this format for comments, but a couple of people couldn't use it. *sigh* it certainly makes replying easier, sugar! but other that that, i have nothing to contribute about cheese, pharmaceuticals, knicker liners or the FGES.
    xoxoxoxo

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  5. Savvy: This may well end up being an instructive thread on the best way to use the new comment box format.
    I find it jumps around and doesn't flow properly if I use the reply buttons.... so maybe I'll just come up from below...why change a position if it's working and makes us happy?
    Sx

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  6. Just the other day I was saying to the Empress..."I wonder where the Freaking Green Elf Shorts have gotten too?" She looked at me vaguely and replied... "Next time we go to the shops remind me to get packet of panty liners". "OK" I said as I added "Sneeze Pads" to the shopping list....

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  7. Toilet paper just works best, and it's better than not caring at all. That can get messy.

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    1. Toilet paper looks like you're not really trying. And it's usually a nasty mess for the nurses to remove in Emergency. You know they're going to talk about you afterwards... so save yourself the embarrassment, invest in some panty liners

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  8. Princess: I get funny looks when I dab my nose with sneeze pads... even funnier looks if I'm having a nose bleed.

    Ms Nellie: Oh yes, indeedy! There is a time and a place for white jeans, and every woman should know it.

    What's this about you coming to England??? I have been reading in my reader and meant to comment - I have a lot of catching up to do.

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  9. Of course it wouldn’t be the FIRST time The Freakin’ Green Elf Shorts had a panty liner included.

    Remember CyberPete’s glittery pantyliner?

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  10. MJ: Indeed! Pete and his glittery snail trail!! Tsk... I think I got quite stroppy about not winning then as well... but Denmark was too far for a dawn raid... Dorset, on the otherhand... is ripe for the taking....
    Sx

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  11. MJ: This new comment box is buggy as well - TRY AGAIN to reply without ending up up on the error page.

    I remember the glittery snail trail all too well... BUT I didn't win... I WAS ROBBED. I am always being robbed.
    Time for a dawn raid in Dorset...
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  12. ...and now I've replied twice..
    *reaches for the Ibruprofen*
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  13. I've been on the error page twice but then it published anyway... so it's sending me to the error page in error.
    It's fine... it's just an eccentric yet charming character flaw of the new comment boxes... and breathe....
    Sx

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  14. Hello:
    Oh dear, we are somewhat alarmed that 'Scarlet Blue', now under new management and treating subjects such as are outlined here, is purely for academics. Will anything less than a First in something like Nuclear Physics suffice or equip one to follow the ensuing debates? We think most likely not, and so will content ourselves with nodding in agreement from time to time, cleaning our spectacles and looking around with what we hope is an air of unspoken wisdom.

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  15. As you know, I've had this new comment system for a few weeks now and all I can say is, "It gets better."

    I'm almost used to it now and starting to appreciate it.

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  16. I considered leaving a comment, but then thought, no, let's give it some time...

    Pearl

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  17. The Top Hats: Please do not be alarmed! This is the Scarlet Blue blog, which always has the air of a complete shambles and a whiff of stale fabreze. You lend the place a touch of elegance and ecletic charm.

    MJ: I think I will leave the reply buttons for commenters to reply to each other and chatter amongst themselves if they'd like to and I will keep my replies at the bottom as I've always done. I think this will work for me, I need a system otherwise I will get in a right muddle.

    Sx

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  18. Pearl: I know... personally I'm waiting for the thread to move on to: Cheese recipes - a tasty alternative to discussions about loft insulation. And then I will jump in with something pertinent and make mention of hot cheese on my Jersey Royals.

    Sx

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  19. Re the new format: Please can you make it wear big pants. And a knitting pattern would be nice.

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  20. Mr Lax: This is sage advice which all bloggers would do well to follow.
    The big pants are in hand... just got to sort out the knitting pattern....
    Sx

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  21. Cheese partly falls under the forbidden arms treaty. Think Harzer Roller.

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  22. I imagine it's no fun to have bugs in your box, m'dear, but you seem to be managing just fine.

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  23. I imagine it's no fun to have bugs in your box, m'dear, but you seem to be managing just fine.

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  24. Cheese... Lila hasn't figured out how to pick up a bit of cheese from the floor so she can eat it. She may be beautiful, but not too bright. It then becomes one with the lino. I don't have a loft so cannot comment on its use as insulation.

    Big pants leave lots of room for maneuvering around this new comments form. Hopefully that will prevent getting your knickers in a knot.

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  25. I find knicker liners very useful for handling greasy cheese and absorbing the excess moisture.

    Pharmaceuticals are what you get when you've been out muck-spreading all day. Or is that farmer-cuticles?

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  26. Every time I look there are more and more comments...I am hoping that I will be inspired to contribute

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  27. Mr Mags: I am researching the Harzer Roller, so far I have found this: THIS. A small cylindrical bird gentically modified to taste like cheese and grow arms. Who knew?!

    Mr Auty: Did you stumble on one of those bugs?!

    Ponita: Ha! I ought to change my blog header to: Under new management but still has knotty knickers!

    Nick: *Groans* but I will forgive you on your birthday! And my cuticles are no laughing matter.

    Mr Chairman: ...for elf and safety reasons, I couldn't possibly comment.

    Mr Bene: David Frost? We can talk about David Frost if you like... I'm still intrigued about how he ended up hosting Through the Keyhole.

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  28. I thought more of this, also called Quargel. I would never do harm to one of these lovely feather balls and allow it to come into contact with the "mature aroma" (id est: awful stench) of Harzer ...

    Totally unrelated: There remain questions about the bodice ripping happening you promised at LX's.

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  29. Mr Mags: There is something titilating about the words 'bodice' and 'ripping', especially when placed together, but alas, spring has not yet sprung in Blighty, so my bodice is still concealed beneath a woolly vest. And it's Tuesday.
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  30. I can follow you to your wooly vest and understand the spring part (nobody wants you to catch a cold!) - but what is it about being Tuesday? Is there a medieval "bodice ripping forbidden on Tuesdays"-law still legally working?

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  31. Mr Mags: Tsk. Personal questions.
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  32. Can't wait to find out what all the hoo haa is about the comment box. So far so good.
    I've been regularly leaving my calling card. Shall I put the brunette in the 'asleep' side bar?

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  33. you know me, I can't resist the temptation to slip into your new and improved box.

    Surely the green elf shorts could have been lined with cheese, therefore cancelling out the need for unnecessary tweaking of liners and loo roll?

    Whateva I hear you cry.

    B xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  34. Pat: Oh yes! The brunette can rest! Although she still may have her uses!

    Ms Bux: Good heavens! The FGES have suffered enough, what with Mr Beastie's wee accident and everything. I fear that cheese liners would encourage mice and unnecessary nibbling... although Mr Beastie has been known to store his lunch in such a manner.

    Sx

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  35. I have to put up with a lot of cheese, I've installed mice to combat this nuisance.
    xxx

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  36. Lulu: Ha ha!
    Now for some reason I have The Fonejacker in my head...
    HERE
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  37. I play loads of cheesy music at certain gigs. Play it at the wrong gig and it sure is dangerous. It's possible to beaten up for playing the Cha Cha Slide, trust me, I know.

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  38. Cheese, one of the major food groups in this house. Closely followed by bacon. There are many problems which can be solved by a cheese and bacon omnomlette.

    As for the FGES....what does the upstart Beasty have to say for himself?

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    1. He must have had them longer that I have by now.

      Can't wait to see what you or Beastie come up with and sorry if I stole your idea

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  39. I,m Not Sure Where I Stand On Cheese...........

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  40. My god I love cheese, and also comment boxes.

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    1. This is why I like the new comment boxes, I can add a comment under someone who has got in before me with my train of thought like Dicky here. Cheese is one of my favourite things. Mix in some red wine and chutney and I'm in heaven. Unless it's that stinky Bishop's Finger stuff in which case I want to put it in a rocket and send it back to the moon.

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    2. Tsk.... I've only just seen your comment.... hence why I'm not so keen on the new system!
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  41. secure fit technology . Harumph!. I for one am sick to death of advertisements for jaunty women , cycling , roller skating and socialising with a devil may care smile now they are freed from insecure knicker liner anxiety , cluttering up every avert break. You can bet your life THEY have opiniions on cheese and pharmecueticals . As for the FGES SOMEONE pinched them from my washing line some time back and tried blaming the whole sorry incident on poor sweet innocent Roses(This was a plot recap for the bewildered/hard of hearing/infirm reader) . Who knows where they will surface next????(See what I did there THAT is called a cliff hanger)

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  42. 'Can we talk to you about Cheeses?' as the Jehova's Witness mice say!

    Farmer Suiticles? :¬)

    xxx

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  43. Cheese - Is it simply dangerous or just another cost effective way to insulate the loft?
    The best thing about cheese is it rhymes with sneeze, knees, peas and squeeze.

    Pharmaceuticals - A healthy alternative to bar snacks or just a long word beginning with 'P'?
    Just another Phucking example of the misuse of the letter “f”

    Knicker liners with secure fit technology - innovative, or just an expensive upgrade on a wad of loo paper?
    It depends on which loo paper you purchase – if for example you take the quintuple layered extra soft (containing the essence of her majesties farts – matured over 85 years) and purchased exclusively through Dutchy Originals for £1,000 a sheet, then I would regard it as a cheap upgrade on a wad of loo paper...

    The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts - Who? What? Why? And most importantly....
    Where????

    Where???? - Harrods 4th floor, as for Who, What and Why...it is best that some things remain a mystery....

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  44. I tried living without cheese. It wasn't worth it. Cheese is essential to my happiness and well-being.

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  45. Oh,oh,oh, its new I wanna try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Mr Joey: Er... this is not something that I would choose to listen to... and I had to look it up on Youtube... so yep, I now completely understand the beating up thing!

    Miss Roses: When you're down and troubled
    and you need a helping hand
    and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
    Close your eyes and.... have a bacon and cheese sandwich!
    Works for me too... but now I have to go and listen to the tune.
    Mr Beastie has actually left a comment!

    Pete: I think Mr Coppens had them for quite some time too... but I think you still own the crown!

    Tony: Please don't stand on the cheese. As Ponita said... it'll become as one with the lino.

    Dicky: This comment box has taken a cheesy turn... bar snacks were on offer but they have been overlooked... Why??? Do people not like bar snacks? What about Wotsits? Peanuts? Crisps? They were all there for the taking. Curious.

    Sx

    Off for a break.... cup of tea... Mr Beastie to deal with....

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  47. Mr Beastie: Please allow me to direct you to the Bodyform Showroom, where you can peruse the multitude of knicker liners that are now on offer. Whether you're Niagara Falls, a Granny, or just want to go to sleep [unlikely when you have all that rollerskating to do] they have the right product for you. May I be so bold as to steer you in the direction of the New Bodyform Natural Super Wing towels with natural extracts of Aloe Vera and Camomile known for their soothing action and the neutralising of unwanted odours. You know it makes sense.
    Thank you for the recap!

    Mr Maps: Farmer Scuticles is a very cute cheese farmer who also owns a nail bar, hence he is very popular with the ladies.
    Ha! Next time those Jehova's Witnesses come a calling I will offer them a lump of cheddar!

    Mr Logs: You do shop in some expensive places!!! Have you never heard of Tesco???
    Now then, you are a newbie to the FGES aren't you? You will love the legend and everything that they stand for. A new FGES competition coming soon - watch this space!!

    Z: Us ladies should never give up cheese, it is vital to our wellbeing... and there is nothing more comforting than a cheese and bacon sandwich with crisps on the side!

    Ms Jenny: Please be careful with the bar snacks.

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  48. Cheese? It's ok really isn't it?

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  49. I think welding training should become a compulsory subject in Primary Schools. No civilisations have ever flourished without the basic skill to join metal to metal.

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  50. What about the simple joys of a Mars bar?

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  51. I find that insulating the loft with Cammombert and Brie keeps the wasps out! It is, however, quite expensive!

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  52. Zig: The general consensus appears to be that cheese is not dangerous... it is in fact incredibly popular in its many forms... but not, perhaps, as loft insulation, BUT 1 out of 3,000 people found cheese to be a suitable alternative to poly cotton [Lady Gaga].

    Ms Alice: I agree! I think everybody should master a welding torch with mixer nozzle - ideal for melting cheese on toast when you don't want to break away from the workshop.

    Mr Mags: Are you winking and alluding?

    John: Is this true??? I'm really adverse to wasps... especially in my attic. I may try this and will report back with my findings.

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  53. I didnt leave a comment. I left a grumble :-(

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  54. Bar snacks have not been forgotten. Farmer Cuticles likes nothing better than a large bag of Hula Hoops after a hard day's cheese-harvesting.

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  55. Mr Beastie: Yes Dear, I know you did.

    Nick: He doesn't play with his peanuts then?
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  56. No. I'm a simple man. I want a Mars bar.

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  57. your comment box is like like the inverse of Pandora's box - it opens and all sorts of unspeakable (yet typable) things fall into it

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  58. Dear Miss Scarlet,

    I would like to put in a plea for your support in having that odious spectacle, "Beach Volleyball" removed from the Olympic Games. I have often felt that a game which cannot be played on Brighton beach in November is hardly a sport. But worse, it just gives the gutter press myriad opportunity to print pictures of young women leaping around with badly supported bosoms, and even worse. I particularly take offence at close-ups taken of front-bottoms outlined in graphic detail under beachwear that no decent person would wear in public. Photographers seem to spend hours waiting for these snatched shots, and it is time we put them back in their box.

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  59. Mr Mags: I have heard such talk before, and have never been convinced!

    Wendy: I love this analogy! It is true. My box is a magnet for typable things. And cheese.

    Ms Jessop: Have you seen the British Olympic outfits - designed by Stella MCcartney? Even if we manage to have the spectacle of "Beach Volleyball" removed from the Olympic Games I still think there will be plenty of opportunity for the close up of the snatched shot... sorry, seem to have got my words in a muddle.
    Anyhow, here is a link to what we will all be forced to wear this summer:
    Olympic kit. Apparently it's too blue.

    Sx

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  60. The British athletes all seem to carry a Mars bar with them into the battle.

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  61. More snatched shots please......
    When training to be a policeman, I applied several times to join a Snatch Squad. I was quite mistaken as to its make up....a bit like that other misnomer, The Coxless Four.

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  62. Affer: The coxless four were actually two Granny Smiths, one Golden Delicious and a Pink Lady...
    They all made jolly good sauce.
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  63. Yay! You're back from exile!

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  64. Howdie Miss Scarlet, this sure is a fine blog! But dang me: I thought only people from Wisconsin talked so much about cheese!

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  65. Mr Lax: ...I don't know if it's connected with my mysterious disappearence... but something significant has changed on this blog....

    Mr Big Dog: We all love cheese in the UK!!!

    And I know Happy Froggy was here because I recieved an email notification.... but maybe she is going the through the process that I went through....

    For I am no longer Blogspot.com.... Oh no.... I have risen like a phoenix from the ashes, renewed and revitalised as [drum roll] BLOGSPOT.CO.UK!!!! Wow.

    SXXXX

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  66. My dear Miss Scarlet,

    I just had to thank you! I don't know who you spoke to, but today it was announced that the 'ladies' who play Beach Volleyball in the Olympics will no longer be forced to wear those dreadful skimpy costumes. The rules will now permit (and I quote)"shorts of a maximum length of (1.18 inches) above the knee, and sleeved or sleeveless tops."

    I know many young women who would be perfectly happy with having six inches above the knee, so this is a victory for decency.

    Thank you Miss Scarlet, for all your help!

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  67. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

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  68. Ms Camilla: A victory indeed! 1.18 inches couldn't offend anyone... let alone poke someone's eye out.
    Sx

    Thank you, Busana - I was wondering if you'd like to sign up for my exclusive course on blog commenting... only £200 per 10 minute lesson, as I've seen you on several blogs today and it seems you only have one comment available. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Sx

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  69. I fear "Busana" will lead to a lot of fab news about wonderful chinese products.

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  70. Could be Busana was lured here by the talk of pharmaceuticals... Which I never mix with cheese, by the way Scarlet. One has to have some standards....

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  71. The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts - Who? What? Why? And most importantly....
    Where????

    It's Farlington Rec. - the palm trees are a dead-give-away. Also, the shadowsless shorts.
    I know you are worried about my spelling, but shadowsless is what I mean.

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  72. Do people still say Cheese when they pose for photos? Or do they prefer something else like Clams or Chutney? Or even Camembert or Cherries? Why is nobody researching this important question?

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  73. My friends tend to say "TIG welding" when being photographed. It produces a good range of expressions.

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  74. We tried the "TIG welding" thing too, but to be honest the welder's masks made it difficult to identify the people in the photograph later.

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  75. Mr Mags: I fear "Busana" will lead to a lot of fab news about wonderful cheese products.

    Macy: Actually, I do know of some pharmaceuticals that you shouldn't mix with cheese... or gravy... it causes a migraine.

    Mr Keven: Trust me, there is nothing shadowsless about these shorts...

    Nick, Alice and Andy: Well, this could be the subject of a whole new blog post... sometime in April or May...!!

    I apologise for my tardiness and general shabby appearence, I am feeling bothered. Since my blog removal a week ago, I am having problems with my comments on some blogs... they seem to come unstuck and vanish... which is making me twitchy and unsettled.
    Anyhow, I'm sure it will come right.

    SXXXX

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  76. I don't want to add to your woes, but I have been clicking your 'follow' button like a demented stalker. However, your words of wisdom are not showing up in my Google reader. Did you offend the great god of Google in some way?

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  77. I've had problems with my Reader too and have been adding subscriptions manually. It's all a bit of a fudge. I had to add you about four times... maybe they are trying to keep us apart???
    Sx

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  78. Scarlet, are you there?!

    Pearl

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  79. Hello Pearl, yes I am here! I'm just suffering from Blogger woes!
    Sxxx

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  80. I'm back, all will be good.

    (See that I left out the excusional "Just sayin'" at the end ... ha! I'm discovering the Arnold in me.)

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  81. Please, please fix Blogger!
    Sxx

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  82. Great post that's not a post. Never mind those shorts - I want those legs!!!

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    1. Indeed.... actually I need those legs.
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  83. Toilet paper looks like you're not really trying. And it's usually a nasty mess for the nurses to remove in Emergency. You know they're going to talk about you afterwards... so save yourself the embarrassment, invest in some panty liners

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    1. Yes... panty liners and clean knickers.... and a tidy bush, just in case.
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  84. I can't make head or tail of this post any more. I think I need a large dose of pharmaceuticals.

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  85. Are knicker liners intended for the event where you keep the knickers and throw away the lady?

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    1. And what sort of event would this be? I shouldn't ask!
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  86. I would surely like to know what happened to the Freakin Green Elf Shorts? Perhaps we need set up an executive committee of like-minded citizens to establish a formal inquiry and procure the services of a self-mortificating albino monk from the Vatican to ascertain the exact whereaboots of said shorts and ensure that a new competition is immediately organized on the world wide interwebs.

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    1. Hear hear! (or is it "here here"?) Either way, what the previous bearer of the FGES said.

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    2. This weekend, some interesting footage was taken of the FGES. News is imminent.. but this is the Scarlet Blue blog... so imminent could mean sometime in July...

      Hello and Welcome, Rimpy!!!!
      Sxx

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  87. Mr Wordy.... do not worry yourself.
    I HAVE THE SHORTS *WICKED PANTOMIME LAUGH*
    Sxxxxxxxxxx

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  88. At least those shorts are decent. More than can be said for some of the fabric-deprived, buttock-flaunting "shorts" that some of the young gels are wearing. Signed, Disgusted of East Belfast.

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    1. Yes, they are very decent on me...
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  89. I'd like to see them on your wounderful legs!

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    1. ...as I said, they are very decent on me... they fall just below my knee! Mr Swings must be a big man.
      Sx

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