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SeattleUte
01-30-2009, 10:39 AM
I went birthday shopping for my wife and swung by Illuminations. They were having a massive liquidation sale, the whole store. The entire chain is kaput. I bought nearly a full shopping bag full of candles. What would have cost several hundred dollars five weeks ago cost $46.00. I was in pig heaven, the only guy in the place, which was a mad house.

I was thinking that there must have been an age in which candle makers were a critical industry deserving of a bail out.

I'm waiting for the liquidation sale on global warming.

TripletDaddy
01-30-2009, 10:47 AM
My wife is addicted to Illuminations. I will make sure to NOT tell her of this fire sale.

RobinFinderson
01-31-2009, 01:18 AM
A candle is a terrible present to buy someone else. Someone bought some candles for Faith and I when we go married (thirteen years ago). Who wants some stranger picking the scent for their house?

Babs
01-31-2009, 08:53 AM
They have a whole store that just sells candles? It's no wonder their prospects are flickering.

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 08:56 AM
They have a whole store that just sells candles? It's no wonder their prospects are flickering.

you shouldn't make light of the economic hardships of others.

Babs
01-31-2009, 08:58 AM
you shouldn't make light of the economic hardships of others.

Light? Not at all. Sounds to me more like the future's rather dim.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:08 AM
Flame war!

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 09:09 AM
Light? Not at all. Sounds to me more like the future's rather dim.

I really enjoy reading your posts when you wax philosophical about the economy.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:10 AM
I really enjoy reading your posts when you wax philosophical about the economy.

She gets all her stuff from WICKi.

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 09:11 AM
She gets all her stuff from WICKi.

Mind your own beeswax!

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:13 AM
Mind your own beeswax!

You can't match what I got.

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 09:15 AM
You can't match what I got.

I could smoke you, easily.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:15 AM
I could smoke you, easily.

You'd burn out.

SeattleUte
01-31-2009, 09:18 AM
None of you can hold a candle to me.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:20 AM
None of you can hold a candle to me.

You'd get blown out.

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 09:21 AM
None of you can hold a candle to me.

I think you are in the menorahty with that opinion.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:23 AM
I think you are in the menorahty with that opinion.

Burn!

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 09:26 AM
Burn!

I totally lit him up!

YOhio
01-31-2009, 09:30 AM
I totally lit him up!

He must be incensed.

Babs
01-31-2009, 09:41 AM
I really enjoy reading your posts when you wax philosophical about the economy.

I like to think I'm fairly ensconced in politico-economics. Of course it's an awfully incendiary topic.

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 10:21 AM
I like to think I'm fairly ensconced in politico-economics. Of course it's an awfully incendiary topic.

between you and pelagius, you two are a paraffinancial gurus!

il Padrino Ute
01-31-2009, 10:36 AM
between you and pelagius, you two are a paraffinancial gurus!

They jump out of airplanes with a chute and pie charts?

YOhio
01-31-2009, 11:32 AM
I can see SU at the candle store. "Hmmm...Baked Apple Pie candle. It smells just like the kind my wife picks up at Whole Foods."

il Padrino Ute
01-31-2009, 11:54 AM
I can see SU at the candle store. "Hmmm...Baked Apple Pie candle. It smells just like the kind my wife picks up at Whole Foods."

Excellent.

wuapinmon
01-31-2009, 12:21 PM
between you and pelagius, you two are a paraffinancial gurus!

While thread is wicked awesome with lots of capilarity action, I would think you might find the humor a bit too rustic, too hand-dipped-shit for such illuminated folks as yourselves.

creekster
01-31-2009, 12:38 PM
I think the whole thread should be snuffed out

Babs
01-31-2009, 01:06 PM
I think the whole thread should be snuffed out

No kidding. I don't think there's even a spark of interest left in this topic.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 01:30 PM
No kidding. I don't think there's even a spark of interest left in this topic.

This thread should go on forever...

Open your eyes, type with your hand, darling
Do you see this thread moving
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only posting
Is this thread an eternal flame

New Mexican Disaster
01-31-2009, 01:32 PM
This thread should go on forever...

Open your eyes, type with your hand, darling
Do you see this thread moving
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only posting
Is this thread an eternal flame

You are glowing.

Babs
01-31-2009, 01:34 PM
This thread should go on forever...

Open your eyes, type with your hand, darling
Do you see this thread moving
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only posting
Is this thread an eternal flame

Now that was a cheap trick. I was going to try to work in the flame pop reference, but I decided that kind of thing was beneath me.

YOhio
01-31-2009, 01:47 PM
Now that was a cheap trick. I was going to try to work in the flame pop reference, but I decided that kind of thing was beneath me.

You always taper your story to make yourself look better.

Babs
01-31-2009, 01:50 PM
You always taper your story to make yourself look better.

Just trying to establish myself as a pillar of this community.

RobinFinderson
01-31-2009, 02:04 PM
Just trying to establish myself as a pillar of this community.

Yes you can, doll!

TripletDaddy
01-31-2009, 02:26 PM
Yes you can, doll!

A would expect something less sexist from a member of VOICE.

Babs
01-31-2009, 02:34 PM
A would expect something less sexist from a member of VOICE.

I would have thought he would recognize the word play. Or perhaps he did recognize it, and he's implying that he lights dolls on fire the way the rest of us use candles. No telling. I think I'll just go back to singing along to Cheap Trick on Youtube.

wuapinmon
01-31-2009, 03:08 PM
Now that was a cheap trick. I was going to try to work in the flame pop reference, but I decided that kind of thing was beneath me.

Stop telling Whoppers!

wuapinmon
01-31-2009, 03:10 PM
I've been Lady Dianaying to use this one.

Babs
01-31-2009, 03:11 PM
I've been Lady Dianaying to use this one.

you just never know who to cling to, do you?

creekster
01-31-2009, 04:24 PM
Some of these jokes >hould be under a bushel. You guys must burn it at both ends to have time to make these things up.

wuapinmon
01-31-2009, 05:14 PM
Some of these jokes >hould be under a bushel. You guys must burn it at both ends to have time to make these things up.

Golf clap....very good.

All-American
01-31-2009, 05:16 PM
These arguments always bother me. I never quite know what side to take, or who to cling to when the rain sets in.

Babs
01-31-2009, 05:21 PM
Some of these jokes should be under a bushel.

Speak for yourself. I'm gonna let mine shine!


These arguments always bother me. I never quite know what side to take, or who to cling to when the rain sets in.

AA is nimble, AA is quick, but wuapinmon already did the Elton schtick.

BTW, your age is the subject of debate in the Vanilla Ice (don't ask) thread.

Jeff Lebowski
01-31-2009, 05:26 PM
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All-American
01-31-2009, 07:50 PM
That's why you always read to the end of the thread.

Sorry, folks. I guess I'm just a little dim.