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#1 RiceGuy

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:39 AM

OK, so someone please explain why there's a grayish statue/bust showing up in people's avatars :huh: Am I missing something? Is it some kind of fad going around the Internet or something?

Thanks.
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#2 Puddy

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:18 AM

I was wondering the same thing!
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:11 AM

oh dear :lol:

it had to happen sooner or later :lol:
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:27 AM

OK, so someone please explain why there's a grayish statue/bust showing up in people's avatars :huh: Am I missing something? Is it some kind of fad going around the Internet or something?

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That would be Sam Hill. SOMEbody let him get out! :(
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:33 AM

Well . . .. . . . . .....
The story is long and meandering .. . . where to begin?

My husband was down in the underground parking garage at his office a few weeks ago, and as he was walking by the large garbage receptacle, he saw this....bust. A male head, in profile, with frontal-view shoulders and chest, in much the same position that ancient Egyptians used to portray their painted figures.

He brought it home. The mystery began.
Where did he come from?
What was he used for? A piece of art? A display?
Why was he thrown out?
And perhaps most intriguing.... . .. . by whom??

I began to take it on as a mission, to find out the story of Sam Hill Manhead (now, his acquired name is another entire story - - one can go back about thirty pages on the Tickle Me Elbow thread and follow it through).

There are seven businesses occupying this building:

Two law firms
A homosexual dating service
The Embassy of Burundi
A modelling agency
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Canada
A denturist

With one of these businesses as a potential owner and user of our Manhead, we really began to wonder... .. . ...

What/Who is this mysterious
character? What use could he be to a lawyer? A Burundian refugee? A homosexual? A civil servant?
We still ponder this question.

We talked about how he could be used by someone living alone who wants outsiders to believe that there is a large man living there, too - - he could be placed near a window, and moved about throughout the day.. . . .. .a fine safety tool. He could be placed in the passenger side of one's car, and the carpool lane would suddenly be an option. He's the seat-holder when you leave the movie theatre to go to the washroom. Quite interesting possibilities... . . ... . ..

The Sam Hill Manhead story is full of clandestine details - - it is a love story, a chilling mystery, a great, epic international crime story. And it should be read by all - - on the Tickle Me Elbow thread. All of the details cannot be recounted here, as my post is already long enough!

;)

:lol:




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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:40 AM

Well . . .. . . . . .....
The story is long and meandering .. . . where to begin?

The funniest part of this story is that not a single person in the TME thread thought it was remotely unusual that Emily's husband goes through trash receptacles.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:36 AM

The funniest part of this story is that not a single person in the TME thread thought it was remotely unusual that Emily's husband goes through trash receptacles.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG....'Tis true. . .. ....


Actually, Sam Hill was placed in the garbage area, in full view.

Another bit of significant information?
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:52 AM

Ah Em, thanks for the stroll down memory lane :rolleyes: The story of Sam Hill never gets old.....although I feel I must add that it was I who first uttered the words "what in the Sam Hill....." that was, I believe the inspiration for his name.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:22 AM

Patti, yes!!! And the raucous, fascinating story of who the original Sam Hill may have been - - who the man was that inspired such a wonderful, handy expression....."where in Sam Hill is that wife o' mine?" - - is yet another tale for all to read, in the last thirty pages or so of TME.

:D
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The great are great only because we are on our knees.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:32 AM

OK, so someone please explain why there's a grayish statue/bust showing up in people's avatars :huh: Am I missing something? Is it some kind of fad going around the Internet or something?

Thanks.



Ummm . . . what statue??? Who Sam???? Oh heck!! I just thought he had a stiff neck!!


:lol: :lol:



A little cutting and pasting and he can be in your avatar too.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:36 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:47 AM

The funniest part of this story is that not a single person in the TME thread thought it was remotely unusual that Emily's husband goes through trash receptacles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: not an eye was batted nor an eyebrow raised


Hey, readers who are not involved in the silly thread, COME JOIN US! :)
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:42 PM

Hey, readers who are not involved in the silly thread, COME JOIN US! :)


Mygawd....this isn't even the TME thread, and people are still scurrying away!

:lol: :lol:

All right, everyone.
The trials and tribulations of a chronic illness like celiac disease are exhausting and very unfunny. I think this is why the Tickle me Elbow thread is so special, and has become a favorite spot for many of us to come and laugh. Honestly, we can be spitting out food or drink upon reading some posts.....things get that hilarious. I mean, isn't the new folklore icon of Sam Hill Manhead and his rise to cult status worth investigating? 'Tis funny!!!

AND, Best of ALL:

You can learn how to make these!!





I tell you . .. . . What fun!!!!!!!
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Emily

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But healthy and happy! Posted Image


11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.
--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

#14 RiceGuy

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the explanation! I knew there had to be one...or two...

...and, one of these days I hope to get the kind of time required to catch up on that funny thread. Laughter is the best medicine anyway.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:11 PM

...and, one of these days I hope to get the kind of time required to catch up on that funny thread. Laughter is the best medicine anyway.

You're right about that, Rice Guy! We gotta laugh ;)

Do come on over and play with us when you get the chance :D
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