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    I'm taking up a collection for poor Gumbeaux

    I know in the past we've helped out some of our members in need.

    Well, today I would suggest that our friend Gumbeaux is in need. I would like to coordinate a collection of rolls of aluminum foil so he can keep his foil helmet in perfect condition as he works to bust government conspiracies and other evil plots.

    So what do you say? Anyone have some foil to donate to the cause?

    ; (I would've inserted more winkies, but the CL board limited me to 10. I THINK it could be a conspiracy. Does anyone have Alex Jones' phone number so I can file a report??)
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    When I was teenager I got my mom to collect all the al foil we would discard in a ball under the kitchen sink, just for fun. (I think I saw it in a movie. ) So please accept my Al proxy ball.

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    I'll pitch in with the REALLY GOOD heavy duty Reynolds' Wrap.

    Erin

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    I'll pony up some NON-STICK Reynold's Wrap and also a copy of my videotape of the second shooter on the grassy knoll.

    You know we really love you, Gumbeaux, right??

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    I'll see your Reynolds Wrap, and raise you one roll of duct tape.
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    I dunno, stockpiling rolls of foil - could be a conspiracy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaraB View Post
    I dunno, stockpiling rolls of foil - could be a conspiracy...

    LOL!


    Well, unless you have a link that proves it!I'm sending my mega box of heavy duty from Sam's!
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    I'll donate my smaller box, same size roll, of aluminum foil

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    Thanks everyone!

    I want everyone to know that I will not accept any foil purchased at Costco using credit cards. I have been informed that they have a conspiracy to steal customer credit cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbeaux View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I want everyone to know that I will not accept any foil purchased at Costco using credit cards. I have been informed that they have a conspiracy to steal customer credit cards.
    Excellent point. I appreciate your support.
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    I'm sending a large metal colander. Wear it over the foil to keep the aliens and satellites from reading your mind.
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    Is it important that the boxes for the foil have the little tabbies you push in?
    --Mary Kate--

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    I'm donating a pack of these for earpieces, or for any place else he cares to cover with them.



    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbeaux View Post
    I want everyone to know that I will not accept any foil purchased at Costco using credit cards. I have been informed that they have a conspiracy to steal customer credit cards.
    Well, this leaves me out. Darn it. Such an important cause too.
    TKay

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKSquared View Post
    Is it important that the boxes for the foil have the little tabbies you push in?
    Coffee almost came flying out of my nose/mouth -- too funny!

    I was going to second the "quick release" foil contribution -- hate to have any sticking going on!

    Kate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbeaux View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I want everyone to know that I will not accept any foil purchased at Costco using credit cards. I have been informed that they have a conspiracy to steal customer credit cards.
    Well gosh, I am going to have to take my 100 rolls back to Costco. I always buy in bulk there because you never know when you may have to support a conspiracy theory or two. Now where is my credit card and my Costco card? Mmmm, I know I had them last time before I went through the register
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    I'll throw in some marbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmark226 View Post
    I'm donating a pack of these for earpieces, or for any place else he cares to cover with them.

    Bob
    This is the second time recently that Bob has provided a very scary mental picture.

    < to quote another BBer, I'm off to bleach out my brain now . . . >
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    Wow, we are going to need a black helicopter to deliver all this tinfoil.
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    Whenever I see this thread title I think "pass the (foil) hat and praise the lord for this poor, pitiful soul"

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    Bless your heart. That's what we're ALL thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by testkitchen45 View Post
    This is the second time recently that Bob has provided a very scary mental picture.
    Hey, Gumbeaux, I've got a really cool idea. Got your Nikon handy? How about a little photo competition between us boys?

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmark226 View Post
    Hey, Gumbeaux, I've got a really cool idea. Got your Nikon handy? How about a little photo competition between us boys?

    Bob
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Make it stop! Make it stop!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmark226 View Post
    Hey, Gumbeaux, I've got a really cool idea. Got your Nikon handy? How about a little photo competition between us boys?

    Bob
    I'm dying here. This has been the funniest thread in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmark226 View Post
    Hey, Gumbeaux, I've got a really cool idea. Got your Nikon handy? How about a little photo competition between us boys?

    Bob

    Bob, this was on my screen when I got home from work. :mad: How did that happen???



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    "If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerPow View Post
    Too funny and very clever!
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    Oh, and Gumbeaux, no Brazilian waxing before you click the shutter!

    Bob

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    Bob, this is a picture of me getting ready for bed.



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