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  •  Mr. Cheney... (none)
    Heat Miser/Snow Miser and friends are going to be making out like gangbusters this holiday season:

    Little Jimmy and Susie, for Christmas me and Mom got you 225 therms for the holidays heating season.

    A therm = 100 000 Btu

    People in Eurasia on the brink of oppression: I hope it's gonna be alright... Pet Shop Boys: Introspective

    by rgilly on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 04:43:30 AM PDT

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    •  Therms for Christmas... (4.00)
      reminds me of my Mom telling us when we were kids that after all, in her days (1920s-30s), getting coal in their stockings wasn't necessarily a bad thing, since it would help heat the house that winter. Of course, being kids and hoping for toys and candy, that didn't go over too well.

      I do suspect, though, that that was just part of her parents' pre-holiday "Be good or you'll get coal in your stocking" spiel to keep the kids in line, and she was just trying it out on us!

      "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

      by Donna in Rome on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 06:57:06 AM PDT

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