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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was kidding about phro.

So that beautiful creature in the video is your dog?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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So that beautiful creature in the video is your dog?

Ahem, ahem >>>> see here, and my reply that followed.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I remember that. So you taught your dog to do that same trick. It is a good trick.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Thanks, but we developed our trick from scratch.

That mutt's attempt is just a very poor effort whereby it totally demolishes the cheese. Maybe its owner saw our performance and the video might be an early attempt of the dog trying valiantly - but in vain - to imitate our trick (I like to give that hideous creature some credit, at least).

Hopefully they've improved their routine by now, or things would be very messy around there!

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-09-11 00:11:43)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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One question, how would that owner see your trick?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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He looked?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm. He must live close by then or do you have a video too.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Skype?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you saying that he saw it while you were skyping?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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No...while *he *was Skyping, but with whom remains a mystery to me.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So Tulip is the master of the trick. When will you make a video of it?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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I doubt that I ever will, given Tulip's level of modesty (which I respect 100%). Tulip wouldn't have a bar(k) of it.

And if I made it public, all the attention (especially from the media), the fame and the fortune that would come our way would ruin our simple and happy coexistence forever. And for what?! Veneer, hollow riches, a barrage of spam mail and phone calls from clamouring 'charities', visits from 5 billion poor cousins (I thought we only had 2 of them)...the list is never-ending.

I'm not tempted.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I see your point. When I thought you were headed for stardom, I searched my family tree. Yes, you guessed it, how are you cuz?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Too late! My two only cousins already live across the road, eagerly awaiting the gold avalanche. But all in vein (sic).

Did you include my surname in your search? Maybe you're some other phrontister's cuz.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, it definitely says I am related to the rich phrontister. Can you imagine my joy when I learned that? It was as if a giant load had been lifted knowing that I could now go to Australia and visit my rich relative.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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my rich relative.

That is, "my not-rich-because-he-won't-do-the-video relative".

What if (and this is hypothetical) I were actually rich and split some of my wealth with you? Wouldn't you feel really terrible sponging off me? And we'd both feel even more terrible later: you, from losing all your genuine friendships and the satisfaction of conquering life's trials under your own steam; and me, because I'd contributed to that.

I'm not tempted to give you even a brass razoo.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm. Now you sound like the rest of my cousins. They are all bazillionaires and refuse to speak to me. I wonder why?

the satisfaction of conquering life's trials under your own steam

I have enough hot air in me. The satisfaction gained through conquering life's obstacles is greatly overrated.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Ok...enough violin music. When I'm rich I'll give you a brass razoo.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is all I ever wanted. My father thanks you, my mother thanks you, my brother thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Thank you.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does Tulip do any other tricks?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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So many thanks but not a problem in site...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are many of them up yonder in this thread.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Thanks, Bobby...enjoyed that.

Bed time now...stefy can take my place.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Okay, get some rest. Good talking to you.

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