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Rcurl
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BS repellent
Rcurl   9/10/2013 8:04:35 AM
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I once had a sales rep stop by my office and he left me a can of "Dr. E. Howard Zepnik's BS repellent".  I can't tell you how many times it came in handy over the years.  Unfornuately, it's empty now.  If anyone knows where I can get more of htis magical potion, I'm interested!! 

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Re: BS repellent
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2013 9:03:51 AM
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@Rcurl: I once had a sales rep stop by my office and he left me a can of "Dr. E. Howard Zepnik's BS repellent".

I'd like a can of that also -- it strikes me that there would be a market for a rack holding say 6 small cans each marked with a different label. So we already have:

    #1 Jinx Remover

    #2 BS Repellant

What would we have for #3 through #6?

 

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"Quick, Henry, the Flit!"
betajet   9/10/2013 2:43:52 PM
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Some general-purpose anti-bug spray would be useful, preferably without DDT.

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Re: "Quick, Henry, the Flit!"
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2013 3:17:38 PM
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@betajet: Not being from the USA, I'd not heard the "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" before -- thanks for sharing.

I must admit that I do like the idea of a "Bug-B-Gone" spray. OK, that can be #3 of our six-can collection ... but what about cans #4, #5, and #6?

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cans #4, #5, and #6?
David Ashton   9/10/2013 8:22:10 PM
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@Max....not sure it is sprayable, but rocking horse poo always comes in handy...so when someone comes and says "I can't find any XXXXX, it's like rocking horse s***, you can say "Well I've got that, now go and find some XXXXX !!

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 11:00:59 AM
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@David: ...rocking horse poo always comes in handy...

I'll take your word for it LOL

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 11:01:36 AM
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@David: ...rocking horse poo always comes in handy...

I think we'll hold that one in reserve (pass me my rubber gloves :-)

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
sixscrews   9/11/2013 6:27:32 PM
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OK - here are my suggestions:

#4 - Dumb Cure

#5 - Aladdin's Lamp

#6 - Spray on coat and tie

 

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Rcurl   9/11/2013 8:38:43 PM
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Well, I know these are supposed to be fictious items, but it just dawned on me that a can of Marvel Mystery Oil would fit right in. Every time I changed the oil in my old Aerostar van I added a few ounces of the stuff.  I gave the van away four years ago with 400,000 miles on the original engine...and it's still running today.

 

If you're not familiar with this mysterious concoction, look here: http://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/

 

By the way, here's what's in it: The product is composed of 74 percent mineral oil, 25 percent stoddard solvent, and 1 percent lard.

 

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 12:32:48 PM
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@Rcurl: I know these are supposed to be fictious items, but it just dawned on me...

We could always make one of our cans "Marvelous Mystery Oil"

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
David Ashton   9/12/2013 5:45:26 PM
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Max the Magnificent's Marvellous Mystery Oil - MMMMO for short...

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 6:00:00 PM
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@David: Max the Magnificent's Marvellous Mystery Oil - MMMMO for short...

When I ascend to my rightful role as Galactic Overlord, you can be my head of marketing!

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Re: cans #4, #5, and #6?
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 12:30:03 PM
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@sixscrews: OK - here are my suggestions...

I like #4, I love #6 .... not so sure about #5

If we get more and more suggestions, we can always add more cans to our hypothetical rack...

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Magic Smoke
betajet   9/12/2013 12:58:49 PM
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Don't know why it took me so long to think of this.  You've got to have a can of Magic Smoke so you can spray it back into components to make them work again.

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Re: Magic Smoke
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 1:13:02 PM
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@betajet: You've got to have a can of Magic Smoke so...


Good one!

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Round Tuitts
Bellhop   9/12/2013 3:43:49 PM
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Everyone should have plenty of "Round Tuitts" in their desk drawer. They're so handy when you ask a colleague when his part of the project will be completed and he answers: "When I get around to it."

 

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Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 5:57:58 PM
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@Bellhop: Everyone should have plenty of "Round Tuitts" in their desk drawer...

Arrgh -- that old chestnut. It's like the "Be alert... the world needs more lerts!" :-)

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Bellhop   9/13/2013 8:14:01 AM
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My mother used to work in a doctor's office with a British woman, a WWII "war bride". She always had one handy. It was the first that I had seen a Round Tuitt. That was in the 1970s. The "Jinx Remover Spray" is getting a little old at this point too. It's been a common gift shop item for a long time.

I've often thought that there might be some off-label use for "Anti Monkey Butt Powder" (a legitimate product).

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Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:46:01 AM
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@Bellhop: I've often thought that there might be some off-label use for "Anti Monkey Butt Powder" (a legitimate product).

Seriously? Dare I ask what it's used for?

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Bellhop   9/13/2013 9:55:31 AM
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I thought that you'd look it up:

http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/

I first saw it in a Tractor Supply store.

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Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:59:08 AM
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@Bellhop: I thought that you'd look it up: http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/

I've got you for that LOL

I just ordered some as Christmas presents

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Re: Round Tuitts
Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:47:06 AM
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@Bellhop: The "Jinx Remover Spray" is getting a little old at this point too. It's been a common gift shop item for a long time.

I still think I'd like a rack of say 10 smallish spray cans with all the different labels on as discussed in earlier comments.

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Re: Round Tuitts
Bellhop   9/13/2013 9:52:22 AM
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Crowd-source it!

 

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Re: Round Tuitts
Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:57:40 AM
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@Bellhop: Crowd-source it!


Good idea, but I barely have time to make a pot of coffee these days (sad face)

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Jinx remover
David Ashton   9/13/2013 8:22:57 PM
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You would have heard of Antimacassars, Max?  Also handy things to have around, though you don't see too many macassars around these days....



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