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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    John Cleese is a friend of lemurs...
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    Endangered lemurs get Fawlty name

    Known for his work in highlighting their plight, comedian John Cleese has now had a new species of lemur named after him.
    The avahi cleesei was discovered in western Madagascar in 1990 by a team of scientists from Zurich University.

    Now the researchers have named the primate - which weighs less than a kilo - after the Monty Python star.

    Lemurs are considered the most endangered of all primates and live only on Madagascar.

    The island has evolved in isolation for 165 million years.

    Mr Thalmann told the New Scientist magazine that long legs are not the only attribute lemurs share with Cleese.

    "Woolly lemurs can't really walk - but they do enjoy silly jumps," he said.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4427160.stm
     
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    I will have to look forward to the next Bistro visit featuring a bit of hanging in the corner watching Fawlty Towers episodes on DVD with the lemur, sipping on some Stoli swiped from the Fischer bag while periodically gazing at the silly "hopping" going on up on the ceiling fan.:p
     
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    Nobody goes to the Bistro anymore. It's too crowded...
     
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    A stogie-smoking bear in a taxi is a ride that I would not want to catch...
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    I can't bear to think how this excellent thread got bearied and forgotten !



    @stringertom, pull up yer socks !
     
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    What is that Bistro?
     
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    Bistro isn't by invitation only? TTW folks honours the unspoken rule!
     
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    Inside The Vortex, it is an unspoken rule to always wear a TSV-approved gas mask and to carry a backup to bear the unbearable gas emanating from the great big bear of a man known as sewretch.:eek:
     
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    Catcher's mitt.

    (Did I do this right?)
     
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    Only if you caught a whiff of what the sewretch was cooking or if sewretch was wearing oven mitts for his bagel bakery duties.

    (Use any word in the previous post)
     
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    A foul stench is definitely wafting through the fiber optics, and it is particularly pungent and putrid. Rendered all rancid and wretched.
     
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    Pungent is the air when I pass by Punjab restaurant on my biketaxi rides I make to prepare me for the ordeal of toting The Big Man upon his eventual return to Orlando. That will test my physical fiber to the max.:eek:
     
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    Still wouldn't trade a ride with Maria Kirilenko on a bike for "Trader Joe's Punjab Eggplant."
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    Has Maria K developed a large posterior in motherhood to be a model for Freddie Mercury's anthem to bicycling bubblebutthood ???

    I hope not!
     
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    I wish to paint "Large Posterior descending a staircase" using Sewretch as the model.

    But I am afraid of the staircase.
     
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    If Marcel Duchamp used this model, the title would have been "Nude Falling Through a Staircase."
     
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    Georges Seurat's pointillist stylings often produced images best appreciated through the magic of "across the room" viewing.
     
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    Seurat has a famous nude study of a young man that matches the central figure in his Bathers at Asnieres. The only nude in that painting is a cute puppy in the foreground. I suspect Seurat did not want to shock the world with a nude study of sewretch, not could he afford a canvas large enough to capture Him in all his glory.
     
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    Les Poseuses (The Models), 1888, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
    Georges-Pierre Seurat
     
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    A painting within a painting.
     
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    The Young Artist has produced three paintings at the USO. The fourth will be a masterpiece!
     
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    The Young Artist imploded on a court in Istanbul at the end of a match vs Diego Schwartzman, breaking a final paintbrush to force an automatic default.

    Diego is Spanish for James. Shall we rejoice that the tantrums have been substituted for with brilliant brushstroke after brushstroke!!!
     
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    Mean Maria was too much for Grigor...
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    Maria fan interaction in Barça in July 2016
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    Dushevina > Duchamp? Mamaism > Dadaism?
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    Mamas & Papas Michelle & John Phillips gave us Chynna for all time, not just for a 20th anniversary gift.
     
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    All the DIII girls are gone and the sky is grey
    He's been for a walk on a bageling day
    He'd be safe and warm if he was in a buffet
    California dreaming on such a bageling day

    Stepped into a P.F. Chang's he passed along the way
    Well, he got down on his knees and knew that he wouldn't pay
    He knows the waitress and never tips, so she's cold, and she knows he's gonna stay
    California dreaming on such a bageling day...
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    I hope you tagged all the Vortexians! Here we go::p:D
    @Sentinel @Rusty Shackleford @YetAnotherFedFan @gut wax @donquijote @magdalenapratt

    Does anyone know what the initials in PF Chang's stand for? I think it's short for Plumbers Frequent Chang's !:p:D
     
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    I am disappoint.

    I thought it was Portly Fat Chang.
     
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    PF=pretty fat? Which implies irony 'cause it's not pretty.
     
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    Because of sewretchian raids, Chang's is Poor Fiscally.:p:D
     
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    Said with your best Chinese accent as per the old joke, what time did the Chinese man go to the dentist? two thirty (tooth hurty:))

    Phooey Farti Chang
     
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    Pink Floyd Chang, ew!

    Styx says, these are the worst of times but Dickens say, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...
     
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    Yes, Sewretch likes pink shoes.
     
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    Growing up, the smell and the optics of opening the wrapper of a piece of Bazooka pink bubble gum was a real treat, probably the best pink in the world for a pre-adolescent boy.

    Then one day my mom took me to the movies to see Dumbo and I fell in love with the cute little fella with the big ears! It wasn't until all these decades later that I found the real Technicolor Pachyderm! Ballet can't hold a candle to him!

     
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    ^^^^^^^
    WOW...
    SOMEONE PUT UNEXPECTED MUSHROOMS IN MY BREAKFAST OMELETTE...
     
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    I had unexpected special guests drop in for breakfast one morning in the Detroit Renaissance Center hotel restaurant. Less than twelve hours before, I had seen them perform Breakfast In America on stage at Cobo Arena so to see Supertramp drop in for a breakfast on the edge of America made me feel as though I was eating magic mushrooms in my omelette.
     
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    Super tramp Maria Kirilenko married a very rich friend of Putin...
     
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    The suggestion that Putin has friends reminds me of the supposed communication between G.B. Shaw and Winston Churchill when the playwright sent two tickets to the statesman with a message, "Please attend the premiere of my new play and bring a friend if you have one."

    The tickets were returned with this note to Shaw: "I cannot use them due to another previous engagement but I am most interested and available for your second night if there is one."

    These were two cheeky monkeys!:eek:
     
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    “I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.” – Winston Churchill
     
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    American Dionysian politician Jim Morrison paraphrased Winston Churchill's quote for a different era:

    Well, I woke up this morning
    And I got myself a beer.
    Well, I woke up this morning
    And I got myself a beer.

    The future's uncertain
    And the end is always near...
     
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    Hine, okay but Red Label, really!?
     
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    Johnnie Walker Blue Label in the morning?
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    Specially winter mornings!
     
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    "A winter's day in a deep and dark December..."

    The first time I ever heard Simon & Garfunkel was on a bright winter's day in the Dolomite mountains and it was very

    COLD!!!!
     
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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
     
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