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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 11.30 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006
Subject: Parlour Game
Security: Public
Mood:drained
Music:The Beatles - It's Only Love
Tags:games, puzzles
Does everyone know the following joke:

"I say, I say, I say. My wife's run away to the West Indies."
"Jamaica?"
"No, she went of her own accord"

The aim of the game is to provide an alternative opening line. Other players then have to discern the place name. The setter then gets to be smug with their punchline.

Examples:

"My wife's running away to that very cold state in Northwest America, although I can't remember what it's called."

"My wife's bra exploded in the home of the tubular bandage in Northwest England."

"I'm going on a club 18-30 holiday to the capital of Thailand."

Although I think the best one that came out of the house last night was:

"I'm making small deep fried snacks out of a comedic chat show host in a town in middle england."

EDIT: All four examples have now been solved. Please post your own. Go on. You know you want to.
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Sam PF: Owl
User: smhwpf
Date: 11.44 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Owl
Go on, I'll bite.

Nebraska?

Bangkok?

.....

Nuneaton?
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Hand
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.48 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hand
Nope

"I was hoping to get a real woman."

Good, but not right. It's quite elaborate.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.55 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Respectively.
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Sally
User: atreic
Date: 11.54 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The first one is Alaska. No worries, I'll ask her myself

Bangkok is surely right though?
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Hand
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.56 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hand
That's two down. :o)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 11.58 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Chipping Norton?
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princess mark
User: fluffymark
Date: 11.59 am, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um...that was me. LJ keeps being strange and logging me out.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Wooly Thinking
User: weaselspoon
Date: 12.00 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Wooly Thinking
"No I was going to have wedges of Ross"

Yay!
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Sally
User: atreic
Date: 12.03 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Groan!

Still no joy with the tubular bandage though...
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Stripes
User: weaselspoon
Date: 12.05 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Stripes
There is a particular Northwest mill town that has a bridge over the main road into town. On one side there is a poster which reads "Welcome to the Home of the Tubular Bandage" and on the other "You are now leaving the Home of the Tubular Bandage". Always makes me giggle.
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i_digress
User: i_digress_uk
Date: 12.51 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is it something to do with Oldham?
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Andrew Jarvis
User: weaselspoon
Date: 12.59 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Andrew Jarvis
"Too right I'll 'old 'em."

Of course it is. You can rely on me to lower the tone.
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i_digress: bushchimp
User: i_digress_uk
Date: 3.57 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bushchimp
Well, I've got two for you - both a bit lame but who cares, right?

"I had a lovely meal in a town in Italy"

"My girlfriend had real problems swallowing in a Cornish coastal town."

And I'll let you figure out your own punch lines.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Andrew Jarvis
User: weaselspoon
Date: 8.42 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Andrew Jarvis
Pisa?

Hang on...
*searches for a map*
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i_digress: bearwithnoname
User: i_digress_uk
Date: 10.24 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bearwithnoname
"No, I had the fish."

The other one is a bit of a stretch...heh.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Jean-Paul Belmondo
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.37 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Jean-Paul Belmondo
Oh no. Oh nononononono. Please god no.

*braces*

Falmouth?

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i_digress
User: i_digress_uk
Date: 11.40 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"No, she just didn't like the taste."

And you thought you were lowering the tone...
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Stripes
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.46 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Stripes
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

*drops dead in a little crumpled heap*
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Libby
User: spangle_kitten
Date: 1.04 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Alaska...I like that one!

You'll have to tell me 2, I googled for it with no avail!

The only thing I can think of for 3 is "For the love of God why?! Are you totally insane?!" Although that could also go for "I'm going on an 18-30's river cruise in Paris"
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Eye
User: weaselspoon
Date: 2.16 am, Wednesday 25th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Eye
I think you do get it if you google "home of the tubular bandage".

18-30s holidays are legendarily bad, but I can't for the life of me think of anyone I know who has ever been on one.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 3.47 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: Tubular Bandage...
Darn, I missed by chance. Btw Rob, check out the bridge on the Wikipedia entry. Be careful of the lurgie/lurgy!
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pozorvlak
User: pozorvlak
Date: 8.37 pm, Tuesday 24th January, 2006 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On a similar theme, a friend of mine posted this elsewhere:
Was watching the telly last night, when my flatmate comes in and says: 'Quick - turn on the news. I want to see if there's anything more about that actress who was stabbed.'

Me: 'God, who was it?'

Him: 'Reese... Reese... what's her name?'

Me: 'Witherspoon?'

Him: 'No - with a knife.'
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