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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-02-25 1:03 pm   Permalink

How many Christmas albums and microwave cookbooks does one planet need?

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-02-25 1:43 pm   Permalink

Answer:
Fewer than we have.


That's why the leftovers are in thrift stores.


Reciprocal:

How many great vintage Tiki Mugs does one planet need?


Answer:
LOTS AND LOTS.

That's why there aren't enough in the thrift stores.



 
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JTD
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Joined: Apr 07, 2003
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From: J'ville
Posted: 2005-02-25 3:02 pm   Permalink

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

 
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MachTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-02-25 3:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-25 13:03, purple jade wrote:
How many Christmas albums and microwave cookbooks does one planet need?



As many as there are orange owl cookie jars and Ponderosa Ranch tin cups.
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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-02-25 5:18 pm   Permalink

Answer: All of them.

 
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-02-25 6:05 pm   Permalink

How many copies of Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream" does one world need?

 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2005-02-25 7:09 pm   Permalink

I hhave noticed a preponderous amount of plastic squeezie promo bottles at the goodwill. They sit there, multiplying on shelves, day after day. I wondered why goodwill even bothered putting them out - then, after 15 years of thrifting, the other day I actually saw someone buy a used squeezie bottle. Will wonders never cease?

 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-02-25 7:40 pm   Permalink

I'm a firm believer that most of the "good stuff" gets snagged by the employees before it hits the floor. I used to find really cool '60's suits, ties and shirts (like bowling type sport shirts, dress shirts w/ snap tabs and skinny button-down collars) back in the late '70's and then a rash of "vintage" clothing stores (like Flips on Melrose) started opening up and things got harder to find. A friend of mine had very good luck finding those great '60's shoes and go-go boots with razor sharp pointy toes and stiletto heals in barely worn condition, but she was like a size five.

 
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docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2005-02-26 07:04 am   Permalink

Just think about how many plastic combs exist-that one boggles the mind.I mean,I don't think there's that much hair in the world that needs to be combed.

 
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ZebraTiki
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2005-02-26 5:42 pm   Permalink

My favorite are the loads of cookbooks next to the untouched diet books.

How many random beige items infused with the aromas of mothballs and/or catboxes does the world need?


 
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kctiki
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Joined: Apr 22, 2003
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2005-02-27 07:46 am   Permalink

How many lady's high heel shoes, encrusted with shell macaroni, spray painted gold, filled with plastic flowers, for display on top of a console T.V. does one need?

Actually I haven't run across any of these for quite some time. They must have all disentegrated by now.


 
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-02-28 9:04 pm   Permalink

Yesterday, to mock me futher, I saw an entire 20 volume set of microwave cooking encyclopedias. I ask you...

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2005-03-01 06:31 am   Permalink

it's all because of THE OWLS...

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-03-01 07:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-25 19:40, Shipwreckjoey wrote:
I'm a firm believer that most of the "good stuff" gets snagged by the employees before it hits the floor.


They do. My daughter worked for one up in the Valley & would get all sorts of new, old stock & barely used items for us (but no Tikis ). I'm certain that other Thrift Stores do the same, whether they mean to or not.
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2005-03-01 08:45 am   Permalink

The Goodwill in my hood has a policy where employees can't buy anything until it's been on the shelf for atleast 24 hours, but everything there comes from Tacoma where the "good stuff" is snagged and put up for online auction. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZtacomagoodwill

Life is cruel


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