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Post 1

WowbaggerTIP

Question one: why are you a coracle and not an oracle?
Question two: do you do personal fortune tellings?


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Post 2

DelphicOracle

Answer 1: I'm a cOracle, not a coracle. There's a subtle difference. (I still float, but am not entirely hollow.)

Answer 2: Usually I only offer my services to the state as a civic duty. For a nominal fee, however, I am willing to totally make up something that may or may not befall you. (Book early for Christmas!)


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Post 3

WowbaggerTIP

Do you take monopoly money/monopoly credit cards?


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Post 4

Bluebottle

If so, where to???


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Post 5

DelphicOracle

I take them down the pub for a swift pint, and tell them all my problems. Even oracles have to give vent at some point, you know...


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Post 6

WowbaggerTIP

You mean you talk to monopoly money? And buy it pints?


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Post 7

Bluebottle

Now that IS what I call kindness... I only let them go out in the Run in the garden now and then, and change their water once a week.


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Post 8

WowbaggerTIP

I keep them all in a six by six inch cage in a dark room and poke them with a sharp stick once a month.


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Post 9

Bluebottle

A sharp stick? Now that's luxury. Mine DREAMS of being poked with a sharp stick. I have to make do with a piece of grass, and that's not long enough to poke it. smiley - sadface


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Post 10

DelphicOracle

You seem to be under the impression that being forced to listen to my problems is a pleasant experience. It isn't. Most of them would welcome the luxuries of a small cage and a sharp stick after I've finished with them, pint or no pint...


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Post 11

Bluebottle

Well, give me a chance - I like ya so far, so do your best to bore me and depress me and drive me insane!


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Post 12

WowbaggerTIP

Stop it. A girl I know sounds *just* like that when she's about to go emotional blackmail overload...


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Post 13

WowbaggerTIP

Well I only do that to the well-behaved ones, of course. I burn the others, and then bathe them in liquid iron, and then poke at tjem with a chainsaw. And it's a RUSTY chainsaw, so they'll get tetanus!


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Post 14

Bluebottle

Well, first of all I ain't no gal... But I must say you really are a considerate person, thinking of the tetanus and all... Not many people would think of that - but how well do they die of tetanus after the fire and the iron?


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Post 15

WowbaggerTIP

I keep them hooked up to hi-tech sci-fi medical apparatus to keep them alive.... like the stuff in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Did you know that in the sickbay in ST:TNG, one of the medical readouts reads 'Life Insurance remaining'.


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Post 16

Bluebottle

No, I didn't smiley - winkeye I've seen some of the gags, like the virtual hamster in the wheel in Voyager that is supposed to be the TRUE power behind the ship.


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Post 17

WowbaggerTIP

*Chuckles* nice one. Have you heard the one about the TNG pipes? Some are labled 'GNDN', which stands for 'Goes Nowhere and Does Nothing'.


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Post 18

Bluebottle

No, didn't know that one! The ones I've noticed are mainly from the Encyclopedia and other books that have listed the labels. I haven't got the Latest latest Encyclopdia, only the previous 2. smiley - sadface


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Post 19

DelphicOracle

The latest latest Encyclopedia is a rip-off anyway - they haven't done a fully updated edition, but instead have just stuck the new info in at the back (cheapo publishing shortcuts, a trade I know well), so you have to look up everything twice... Hold out for the next update, I reckon.


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Post 20

Bluebottle

Okay, I'll do that. By the way, is the Chronology a good investment? I've heard varying opinions on that, but it sounds like a good idea to me!


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