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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:16 am    Post subject: Literary Christmas Crackers  Reply with quote

IIRC Apple was bemoaning  the recent dearth of literary quizzes or competitions so I've decided to set one.  I'm planning to liven up the December meeting of my U3A literary group by bringing along some mince pies and Christmas crackers.  I tried to find on the internet literary themed crackers but couldn't find any.  This seemed strange, at least to me, as you can get literary themed tea towels and fridge magnets and musical crackers.

So imagine that you are marketing some literary crackers and in each one you have to put:
A motto (or aphorism);
A "joke" (remember no pun is too dreadful for a Christmas cracker),
and a trinket.  

Can you think of something for each of the above with a  literary theme?
Anyone that amuses or entertains me get to pull a virtual cracker with me.
(If I can find a suitable emotican)


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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, dear. No replies.  So here are my suggestions and I hope that they will inspire a few others:

My Cracker motto/aphorism

"One's favourite book is as elusive as one's favourite pudding."
E.M. Forster

My Cracker "joke":

Q.  What is purple and Dickensian?
A.  Grape Expectations.

My cracker trinket:

A small plastic magnifying glass and a scrap of paper with tiny figures on it.  Instructions tell you to take Sherlock Holmes as your inspiration.  Using the code from "The Dancing Men", the message reads "Happy Christmas."


Come on.  I'm sure you can come up with much better suggestions, especially my feeble "joke."
I don't want to be the only cracker.    >====<


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I meant to reply yesterday but I've just got no time at the moment for posting. This is a brilliant idea, Sandra. I'll definitely participate. Much better than the Seasonal Short as far as this year is concerned - it exercises a different part of my brain and shouldn't take as long to do...

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(That's my side of the cracker going bang.)


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracker motto:
“Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” – Flannery O’Connor


Bad cracker joke:
Which novel doesn’t go south of the river at this time of the night?
- Northanger Cabby

Cracker trinket:
A metal cylindrical whistle, with the Latin inscription: “QUIS EST ISTE QUI UENIT”



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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The joke made me laugh (and I'd love to have the whistle - although I wouldn't dare blow it!).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to say that I too love this idea, and haven't had time yet to give it some thought, but I will!  And I love Himadri's entry.   Very Happy


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I like this idea too, but haven't come up with anything good yet!



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Marita



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my Christmas cracker.

Motto:
A home without books is a body without soul.
Cicero

Joke:
A book just fell on my head. I've only got myshelf to blame.

Gift:
'Big Reader' bookmark - see photo on my facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.ph...1950265813&type=3&theater


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Castorboy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracker motto:
‘I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.’  -  Hesketh Pearson

Bad cracker joke:
Why did Henry James not want to board the Mary Celeste?
Because he feared the return of the crew.

Cracker trinket:
A golden-coloured key to unlock the secrets of literature.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much talent on this board and the jokes are much funnier than the usual cracker jokes.

                                     
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