A Conversation for MINISTRY OF JELLY!

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Post 1

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

Quite cruel all things considered but luckily still very nice...but "how do you eat yours?"
*note this may reveal alot about your personality type*


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Post 2

Bagpuss

Well, halfway through watching Sleepy Hollow, I realised I'd taken JBs in and spent the previous hour biting their heads off.


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Post 3

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

*makes detailed notes to avoid Bagpuss if he's watching scary films*
Hmmm...so what did you think of Sleepy Hollow? Did it make you laugh...in fact was it meant to be a comedy as that could reveal quite a lot about me?
*wonders if 2 posts is a new record for her going off topic*
smiley - tongueout
*passes Bagpuss a packet of Jelly Babies*


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Post 4

Peregrin

lol! I came to this thread to say that I always bite the heads off first, and does anybody else or is it just me? smiley - bigeyes

Sleepy Hollow is a great film, I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp. (especially in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas/Los Angeles/whatever it is). I found it funny in places, I think it was meant to be. My favourite line is when wassisname bursts out of the doctor's door, covered with blood after disecting a dead body, and announces 'Gentlemen, you are dealing with a madman.'


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Post 5

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

*looks relieved that it wasn't just her and her best mate who found it exceptionally funny*
I have to say that the acting was appalling in that film...nearly as bad as the plot, I mean why did Depp's character attempt to strangle the Headless Horseman? And why is there that shot of the Horseman realising he's a bout to hit a tree and putting his arms out in a fear kinda reaction when he has no head and could clearly not see the tree...and just why???
*grins*
Still it provided an opportunity for us to gather and eat icecreamsmiley - tongueout

*makes notes*
So you eat the head first then...
*adds Peregrin to the list of people not to sit next to in scary films*
smiley - winkeye


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Post 6

Peregrin

How do you eat them then? I think it's more humane to eat their heads first, because they suffer less that way.


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Post 7

Bagpuss

I thought Sleepy Hollow was great. Funny, yes, but it wasn't really comedy.

On the new shaped Bassett's ones, it can be quite awkward head-biting, especially with the pink one, who has her head resting on one arm.


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Post 8

Peregrin

Really? How boring. I liked the plain person-shaped ones.


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Post 9

IanG

Why is everyone getting het up about eating the things head first? I think my habit of absent mindedly nibbling at them from the feet up is a lot worse. smiley - smiley

And is it me, or do jelly babies not taste like they used to? I bought a bag in a service station last week and was rather disappointed. smiley - sadface


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Post 10

Peregrin

Yeah, same here... either that or my taste buds have died. Too many curries, probably.


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Post 11

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

*thinks carefully*
Ummm I think actually I eat them sideways from the middle...failing that I nibble round them in a jelly baby shaped directionsmiley - smiley

And no they don't taste like they used to as they're more dusty than they were...and the jellies not as soft...and we're not five anymoresmiley - smiley


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Post 12

IanG

Actually I'm wondering if it's because I used to buy jelly babies by the quarter (presumably a quarter of a pound, but it was always just 'a quarter') from a sweet shop, but the ones I tried recently were in a sealed plastic bag. Different manufacturers perhaps? Or does someone own the trade mark?


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Post 13

Bagpuss

Probably. You should get them from one of those shops or a market stall. Leeds Kirkgate market has them at £1 for 400g (used to be per pound = 454g, not fair)


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Post 14

IanG

Probably a good thing I'm nowhere near Leeds then - I'm supposed to be on a diet, but it's all gone a bit disastrously wrong over the last 3 weeks... smiley - sadface

I'm being good again now, but I'm almost back at square one!

(Which rather leads to the question: what exactly am I doing in the ministry of jelly? smiley - smiley)


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Post 15

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

*grins*
Because I asked you tosmiley - tongueout
*passes over fat-free original Jelly Babies as a thankyou*
Tell you what is rather frustrating though, the college I have my evening classes in is right next to the Rowntrees factory so as I sit dreaming of food the smell of jelly comes wafting through the windows...and it's possible to buy jelly cheaper which is not good when you've not had any dinnersmiley - smiley


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Post 16

The Fish

... I saw Sleepy Hollow, and did actually find it funny in places... smiley - winkeye Especially the bit with him and the blood, and the bit where the windmill blew up, for no apparent reason! smiley - smiley

... Jelly babies..... Hmmm, well it depends on what mood I'm in... sometimes I'm a decapitating sort, other times I'll jus chew them, till they go squishy, and sometimes I nibble at them.... But I'm not really sure what that say's about my psychology smiley - bigeyes

smiley - fish


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Post 17

Peregrin

Oh, is it just me that owns a miniature guillotine and jelly baby iron maiden then?


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Post 18

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

*regrets having missed that free gift offer*
How many packets did you need for that??


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Post 19

Peregrin

Fifteen wrappers and a cheque made out for £1500. It was very popular but then the director of the company suddenly disappeared to Cuba for some reason.


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Post 20

Tinkerbell *tumbleweed*

Darn I can't believe I missed that...I guess it was on at the same time as some toy offer with Frosties so I would have been too busy not eating them.


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