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There are times when you read, see or hear something that just makes you  :o. This is the thread to share them on!

The other day I don't know where I stumbled on a thread discussing the Nancy Drew novels. I remembered how much I loved them and I did a little research...which led me to the original publishers, who also published the Hardy Boys and the Bobbsey Twins. All written by a cadre of ghost writers under cover names. Then I found a link to an audio book of one of the Bobbsey Twins stories, which I loved when I was a kid. I listened to it for old times' sake. The  :o happened when the author described little Flossie-aged-four's collection of dolls, among which was a black Sambo doll given to her by the family's "coloured cook Dinah, and her husband the stableman, Sam." Who had "excellent rooms above the stables." They had given her this black worsted ragdoll (named Jujube) which she kept with her other dolls..."but apart, at the other end of the shelf, and with a nice  piece of white pasteboard in between--because, well, he wasn't really family."

:o  :o
The story goes on to state that Flossie had thought about giving Jujube away but didn't want to hurt Dinah's feelings; "and after all, as Mamma said, there weren't any doll hospitals for black orphan dolls."

No wonder the Bobbsey Twins books went out of fashion. Nancy Drew is still available today...but then there was nothing like that in them.

So, VWers, what made you :o    today?

Oh my.

This is nothing like that, but I couldn't stop staring at the guys behind me in line at the grocery store today. They had two wagons full of mostly drinks, but what made me  :o was all the garlic they were buying. The garlic comes in packs of 3 bulbs and they were buying probably 20 something packs. I commented that it looked like they'd decided to buy all the garlic in the store. They replied that they were having an African party and the garlic was important somehow. It just really stood out because besides the drinks they weren't buying other stuff in bulk. I can't imagine a party with just mineral water, beer, and garlic. But maybe they were buying their other food elsewhere... Anyway, it was pretty fascinating.

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my  :o face is due to the fact that ronaldgi is still creating posts......

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my  :o face is due to the fact that ronaldgi is still creating posts......

^ This.  What's the count.  About 40?

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my  :o face is due to the fact that ronaldgi is still creating posts......

^ This.  What's the count.  About 40?

OMG seriously... freakin annoying!

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

I  :)>>> you, PG. Srsly.

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on a similar note, people who think they can completely decontaminate their house, especially with use of products like Oust. I wonder if they'd be scared to know they have bacteria inside them.

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

This exactly! This is the same exact thing I thought when I saw that commercial.

Add the commercial for disposable bathroom towels to this.

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

This exactly! This is the same exact thing I thought when I saw that commercial.

Add the commercial for disposable bathroom towels to this.

Oh dear. Yeah... I do like automatic faucets when they work properly though.

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

This exactly! This is the same exact thing I thought when I saw that commercial.

Add the commercial for disposable bathroom towels to this.

Oh dear. Yeah... I do like automatic faucets when they work properly though.

Lol, you mean when you don't have to stand there doing a wild hand dance in front of the motion sensor? :D

The faucets are different though, they're not disposable and in public settings are great because there are a lot of people who just leave the faucet running.

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The ad for the new household automatic soap dispensers.  "Your hands touch lots of germy things, and those germs end up on your soap pump.  Stop the spread of germs with our new automatic soap dispenser...."  Um, the only time you touch the soap pump is when you're about to wash your hands with soap.  So it doesn't matter what's on it, you're going to wash it off in a few seconds.  It's not like you lick the soap pump in between.  Yet all those gullible people will go out and buy battery-powered automatic soap dispensers which only fit one particular brand of soap. *sigh*

This exactly! This is the same exact thing I thought when I saw that commercial.

Add the commercial for disposable bathroom towels to this.

Oh dear. Yeah... I do like automatic faucets when they work properly though.

Lol, you mean when you don't have to stand there doing a wild hand dance in front of the motion sensor? :D

The faucets are different though, they're not disposable and in public settings are great because there are a lot of people who just leave the faucet running.

Yes and yes!

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Algae I just got back from LIDL and I thought of you and the "garlic guys." The men in front of us in line had 3 bottles of cheap, cheap liquor and about 10 kilo packages of dried chickpeas! Are they going for the "biggest pot of hummus in Spain" prize, or just really, reeallly jonesing for Falafel?

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WHAT! Your LIDL has chickpeas! Jealous! That's so funny though. I wonder if they have a special recipe for liquor soaked chickpeas.

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WHAT! Your LIDL has chickpeas! Jealous! That's so funny though. I wonder if they have a special recipe for liquor soaked chickpeas.

WHAT? Your LIDL Doesn't have chickpeas????
Bizarre. But then where I live chickpeas and rice are like basic elements of human life. You can get em dried or cooked in jars.

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WHAT! Your LIDL has chickpeas! Jealous! That's so funny though. I wonder if they have a special recipe for liquor soaked chickpeas.

I feel obliged to somehow invent booze hummus.

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Malware on VW? O_o

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Malware on VW? O_o

I wrote to WML about that one. I think that if you click on the links is when whoever socks you with the malware. Strangely, I don't get the warning with IExplorer, just Chrome.

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Justin Bieber is attending my old high school. HA!

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ha, I saw this on the neighbours recycling the other week and keep meaning to post somewhere, and this thread seems suitable.

The recycling men didn't take the neighbours recycling and left a note explaining why: 'We have not taken your recycling because you left it for us next week'

woah, NZ people really are time travellers.

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There must be some Irish people in New Zealand, eh Shell?  ^-^

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