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Tony Alicea
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Bush Cuts Deal With 9/11 Panel and Betrays Cheney: "It was Dick's fault."
http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/026qisfq.asp
(Look for the EU condoms "article" just below the above.)
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Well, so long as it's from a reputable news source :roll:


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Jon McDonald
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I LOVE the article just below it .
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Richard Hawkes
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Originally posted by Jon McDonald:
I LOVE the article just below it
My euro-nob is so tiny I'd given up looking for condoms that gave a snug fit. Luckily a friend of mine had recently visited the USA and had a few condoms left over that he'd purchased there. And guess what? They fit! A little tight maybe, but they got the job done
Joe King
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Originally posted by Jon McDonald:
I LOVE the article just below it .
Jon

I heard that something similar to that actually happened in Japan. One of the major condom manufacturers started selling there, but there was a slight...er... misalignment of size trends between the Japanese customers and the American/European customers. Apparently the Japanese complained and a new size needed to be made.
HS Thomas
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The notorious EU regulation 2257/94 stating that bananas must be "free of abnormal curvature" and should be at least 5.5 inches long makes no sense, unless it was drafted by Paula Jones while still in shock.
The banana war of the late Nineties was the turn-of-the-millennium version of those 19th-century imperial disputes where the Great Powers line up behind one obscure tribe or another and stage a proxy war. In this case, it was something to do with the different spheres of influence of Fyffes, Europe's banana supremo, and Chiquita, America's top banana. The US championed the cause of Latin-American bananas - these are the so-called "dollar" bananas: tall, straight, and thick-skinned, much like the Americans themselves. The Europeans, meanwhile, were on the side of Afro-Caribbean-Pacific bananas: short, bent, and with a pronounced aroma, much like the Europeans themselves.Read more banana split (or slip) sides
[ April 30, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
HS Thomas
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From the link above
Mme Cresson, to the best of my knowledge, played no role in drafting EU policy on the identification of fruits, except for her celebrated remark that most Englishmen were homosexual.

Anyway, I asked an EU friend in Brussels (Motto: "You don't have to be bananas to work here but it helps") whether this week's news would be seen as a great victory for the fruitarian lobby. He said, "The fruit Aryan? You mean that Dutch guy who got shot a couple of weeks back? Nine-day wonder. We're over that now."

Finally, you're probably wondering how the straight vs curved banana dispute fits into the war on terror. All I know is that Muslims believe that man was expelled from the Garden of Eden not because of an apple but because of a green banana. Where does the EU stand (or slip) on those?

What does the EU stand for - Extreme Unction as in 3. [n] smug self-serving earnestness
1. [n] anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
2. [n] semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
3. [n] smug self-serving earnestness
4. [n] excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
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Have you ever thought about getting your own blog?


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Don Stadler
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
Originally posted by Jon McDonald:
[qb]I LOVE the article just below it
My euro-nob is so tiny I'd given up looking for condoms that gave a snug fit. Luckily a friend of mine had recently visited the USA and had a few condoms left over that he'd purchased there. And guess what? They fit! A little tight maybe, but they got the job done [/QB]

Dick, how do you tell these things. Sort of sidle up beside someone in the Gents and - compare?
My favorite size was 'French'. That was a serious horselaugh!
Don Stadler
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The US championed the cause of Latin-American bananas - these are the so-called "dollar" bananas: tall, straight, and thick-skinned, much like the Americans themselves. The Europeans, meanwhile, were on the side of Afro-Caribbean-Pacific bananas: short, bent, and with a pronounced aroma, much like the Europeans themselves.

The National Lampoon did a banana ad once, two men holding bananas. The black guy had a Chiquita and a shit-eating smile. The honky had the off-brand (European?) and was looking at it with an uncertain look on his face.
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Now that you've all blogged off elsewhere MD would shrivel and would have to be called Meaningless Shrivel then die
There are posters and there are bloggers. I post.
Unless you are suggesting that the topic gets missed often.
(Why should anyone care that Bush cuts deal with 9/11 panel?
we knew that all along )
The leading topic may have been the one below for all you know.
[ April 30, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
There are posters and there are bloggers. I post.

I was just thinking that if you were on blog-city I could subscribe to your blog and never miss a single one of your posts!!!
HS Thomas
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You are too kind. I thought you were politely telling me to get off your patch.
I am sure blogs have a central theme . I'd have difficulty committing to one
(at the moment). Watch my sig space.
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A sig could be an XML feed and nary a post will be missed.
Post once , Blog anywhere
The spoil sports, umm, torch-bearers must be legislating against this kind of thing at this very moment. It isn't exactly spam :roll:
 
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