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Was sitting round one night with Rev washing a hundred and fifty million test tubes, as you do, and we devised this completely arbitrary classification system for EB freaks. There's something here to offend everyone, so if anyone takes it to heart I'll cry really pitifully. And if you think of anything to add, just do it. I can't find half the rest of them anyhow, but thought I'd get it started

Mushroom fiends: This type will eat anything, though become more selective with age

Cactus fiends: As above, though reluctant to eat their own young

Brugmansia fiends: The Sylvania Waters of ethnobotany. Competitive and snobby, able to drone on for hours about breeding, scent and colour. Also ruthless, will kill with no remorse for a new variety

Biotech fiends: Geeks who giggle a lot, and the pages of their Sigma catalogues stick together

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"Biotech fiends: Geeks who giggle a lot, and the pages of their Sigma catalogues stick together"

Oh yeah, cummon dicyclohexylcarbodiimide- oh yeah- shake that sp carbon honey- oh baby- oh- oh- OHHH- UHHHHHHHHHHHHH sly.gif

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hehe.

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It is not exactly a practical classification

system when, if you regard Rev for example,

he actually fits into all four categories

Acutally, this got me thinking (or whatever

you call that process that goes round and

round between your ears after being up for

over 24 hours)...

How about an ethnobotany 'purity' quiz, for

example, it could have a section "Customs & the

TGA" with question such as follows:

Section: Customs & The TGA

--------------------------------

1 point: have you ever imported a plant

for its medicinal properties?

2 points: was this plant a customs prohibited

item?

8 points: did this *subsequently* become a

prohibited item due to your

particular importation?

2 points: ever have a customs officer knock

on your door?

4 points: ever have a customs officer film

your house without your knowledge?

6 points: ever have customs search your

property (with the help of the

Local plods)?

1 point: do you read the TGA scheduling

comittee meeting mintues?

2 points: have you owned a plant which has

*become* illegal due to TGA

scheduling?

6 points: have you ever put a submittion in

to the TGA with regards to

attempting to stop the proposed

scheduling of a plant/substance.

Section: Community

3 points: have you had a public argument

with Mulga (5 points if you *are*

Mulga)?

3 points: have you had a public argument

with Torsten (5 points if you *are*

Torsten)?

5 points: have you managed to sustain a

public argument with Torsten and

Mulga at the same time.

1 point for everytime you've left a post

in EA or SA stating you've had a

gutful and will no longer be

posting there anymore. (-1 point

for each time you resumed posting)

etc. etc. too tired to take it any further for

now :P I also think some of my procedural stuff

is wrong eg. I am uncertain if the TGA can

schedule an actual plant. Oh, and my point scores

are pretty random and could do with some refining.

[ 21. July 2003, 12:12: Message edited by: somnif ]

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Actually sweetie I like yours *much* better, add three extra Food Chain Points to your own score

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4 points : ever have a customs officer film your house without your knowledge?

without your knowledge...then how could you know?

:)

-bumpy

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quote:

..without your knowledge...then how could you know?


Good point probably should've used the word

preknowledge.

Actually, you find out in court.

Or in my gnomes case it was when gnomes father was

talking to the lady who lived directly opposite

who mentioned how some police etc. had set up shop

in her front room with cameras. God knows what

they told her it was all about, but suffice to

say gnome was regarded by her and her family with

a new degree of suspicion :rolleyes:

51st post of the following thread adds a little

more detail:

1-4b thread

[ 22. July 2003, 21:34: Message edited by: somnif ]

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