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Date: 2008-09-07 00:19
Subject: it's...!
Security: Public
Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Music:doll by doll
Put up the maypole, string the bunting, roll out the barrel, get some chocolate and Guinness for Lili, mix up a bathtub of daiquiris for Selkie, put a *snigger* decaffeinated teabag in a cup for Thog, and essay the ancient barbershop quartet of greeting (found by Stephen Hawking embedded in the Fibonacci Series) for teacher_bear is among us. Welcome, Dave. Now you can witness first-hand the madness you've previously only heard about from artykat.
teacher_bear almost certainly didn't realise (I have to admit I almost forgot, things have been a bit mad at work and at home this week) but he arrives on an auspicious occasion, for today (tomorrow, for those of you on the other side of the village pond) marks the second anniversary of the foundation of the villages.
Yes, folks, it's Founder's Day.
Here's my first post, weighted with the prescience which has since become such a trademark of the villages, usually in relation to politics. Although, to be fair, this was in the days before I was introduced to LOLcats. It seems a very long time ago, when it was just me and jmward14 and the qnotku and the (still sadly-LJless) OJM. We've come a long way since the days when I didn't even know what ROFLOL meant and I was having panic attacks because I didn't know how to insert italics.
If you'll allow me a moment of maudlin sentimentality, I'll raise a glass to all villagers, whether you take part in the general knockabout or you watch from a distance. I'm proud to be in the company of such a bunch of good people. Here's to you, and all best wishes.
Now let's PARTY!!!!
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RealThog: leavingfortusa
User: realthog
Date: 2008-09-07 02:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:leavingfortusa

For all your talk of hurling, here are a few salient facts:

a) Rooibos is a fuck of a sight more palatable than Lipton's decaff;

b) Rooibos is a fuck of a sight more palatable than Lipton's decaff Green;

c) Rooibos is a fucking fuck of a sight more palatable than Bromley's decaff;

d) Rooibos is a fuck of a sight more palatable than Bromley's decaff Gree;

e) Rooibos is a fuck of a sight more palatable than whatever decaff muck it was they served me as decaff tea in the hospital;

f) Rooibos is at least comparable with the English Tea Store Decaff Irish Breakfast wot my pal Bill DeSmedt very generously sent me -- quite how generously I realized when I went to their site and discovered I couldn't afford to buy more;

g) Rooibos is not a fuck of a sight more palatable than the Sainsburys Red Label Decaff that Jane also brought with her -- how can it be that a UK supermarket chain can produce relatively inexpensive decaff that tastes pretty damn' close to The Real Thing while it's beyond the might of the US Industrial Behemoth to do the same?

I think we should be told.
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RealThog: leavingfortusa
User: realthog
Date: 2008-09-07 02:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:leavingfortusa

As I say, I'd never prefer it to Proper Tea, but it's an acceptable enough alternative (once you get used to it; see original note) that I plan to keep some around as an occasional alternative.

My initial reaction was indeed that the stuff was pukerama; but that's what I thought the first time I tried scotch.
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