Well, it had to be done, didn't it? And since this is both the first and last post, I have won. Thank you all.
Oh, my aching sides! Oh, have mercy! British humour is still the best in the world!
Not all of us upper-podes of the Pacific rim are so shy and retiring that we wouldn't wrest away the title to its proper place.
Me, I'm a retropode. Gimme that title! :)
OK. You're a retropode!
Which leaves me as the last one to post and therefore the winner.
sorry to let you down, but you won't win =)
Bring on the pointy sticks of the antipodean invaders!
I stand prepared to defend the title.
(you have to appreciate these Ronald McDonald shoes too.)
Gee is THAT Dez's pointy stick??? I might stand further back...
You would run if you saw her soup!!
Hah! Boys and their toys. Invade what? I live in paradise! (Moving shortly to sub-paradise, but you can't have everything...)
Retropode? I prefer, "Propode". And Jimbo is a Propode, if ever I saw one. Men in frocks, indeed!
No, Friar Tuck - THIS is my pointy stick (well, the handle, anyway) -
Dear me, Dez, that must be very painful having it stuck in your shoulderblade. Or is this an Australian custom? (Incidentally, I've always wondered about those boomerangs. How do you throw an old one away?...)
@micromoth, hehe yeah, I saw that too at first glance. looks like a sword stabbed through the blade. lols - abt the boomerang; possibly they throw it an enemy, and not retrieve :P
Ah, well, for the uninformed, boomerangs are not meant to come back. They're meant to HIT THINGS AND KILL THEM. Some come back if you miss. Kray has the right idea. We throw our old ones at passing Pomgolians. We really, really enjoy doing that...
As for the pointy stick - well, that will learn me for hiring a cheap artist.
This is most instructive. Do you think boomerangs would work well against dangerous people waving pointy sticks?
@ 830, ROTFL
No, because those people have very thick hides and are brave, not to mention winners of the nth ilk.
@826 Dez, that's not a dress, it's a smock. As worn by millers in Trumpton.
FYI, here are some commercials made by Windy Miller wearing his work clothing.
@829 It's no coincidence, your name being Pain, is it?
@830 At a push, any projectile weapon would do.
The nature of being thick and being brave are often confused.
Should lotp be renamed 'Dez vs. everyone else'?
Poor Dez... ;)
@833 I thought perhaps it was some kind of folksy muu-muu. My mistake...
That is the last post, so I must win with this!
Jon understands me. It's always me against everyone because they is jealous because I am a natural winner. The fact that I make threats to everyone else's safety should not be a factor in the way I am treated as I is a lady. :o)
Jim, on them it's a smock. As for my name, fate blessed me with marriage to someone with the perfect surname. Otherwise, there was always deed poll.
Cris, after the "thick" comment, it may well be your last. I hope it was good for you.
Friar Tuck, Pomgolians can't be trusted with deadly weapons like boomerangs. Too many moving parts.
Jon, she got that line out of the movie "My Fair Lady"
I thought the thick comment was rather witty. I'm sure I'll need a new line here soon.
The comment about boomerangs was rather witty too, but I really can't recall it from My Fair Lady.
Never mind, it's a new day and I'm the winner!
Dream on, small fuzzy Englishman. I seize the day and the prize.
'Fraid not, on all counts. :)