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Old Jul 30 2017, 10:52 PM   #601
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Sails away on the model of the Argo.

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Old Jul 31 2017, 02:13 PM   #602
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Machine starts yelling, "ERROR! ERROR! Unacceptable monetary unit inserted!" Spits out multi-lingual announcement that the Greek currency was replaced by the Euro in 2001.

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Old Jul 31 2017, 07:14 PM   #603
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Old Aug 1 2017, 08:30 AM   #604
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Old Aug 1 2017, 08:51 PM   #605
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That was an expensive twig!

Out comes a string of numbered beads, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so on.

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Old Aug 2 2017, 08:36 PM   #607
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Old Aug 3 2017, 04:20 PM   #608
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Old Aug 3 2017, 08:13 PM   #609
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Old Aug 4 2017, 03:27 PM   #611
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Old Aug 6 2017, 08:00 AM   #613
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The machine spits out the Kings Singers who, between them, cover the same vocal range.

*Inserts a copy of Serve it Forth.*
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John McEnroe emerges and says "YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!" before his head explodes

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Old Aug 7 2017, 05:34 PM   #615
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The machine returns the bag and then, with a loud screech, shrinks and falls over. Two men in a 'private ambulance' arrive and, zipping the machine into the body bag, load it into the vehicle and drive off. After a short wait a new machine materializes and is checked out by Scotty.

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Dr. J. Allen Hynick emerges, smokes his Pipe and smiles enigmatically


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Old Aug 8 2017, 12:32 PM   #617
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H. Wright Johnson appears and, with an enigmatic smile, tears the Blue Book into shreds.

*Still smiling (enigmatically) he inserts (on your behalf) a copy of the USN Bluejackets' Manual.*
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Old Aug 8 2017, 07:42 PM   #618
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Machine makes the Phttt ! sound.

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Old Aug 8 2017, 11:02 PM   #619
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Drinks the Brandy and trades the book in for a First Edition of To Sail Beyond The Sunset

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Old Aug 9 2017, 03:15 PM   #620
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The machine flickers in and out of reality, each time in a slightly different location, delivering in turn: Maureen Johnson, Colonel Colin, Hazel, Laz, Lor, Ishtar, Galhad and Pixel.

*Inserts a business card for the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.*
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Old Aug 10 2017, 07:30 PM   #621
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Count Dracula emerges,takes the card back and escapologists for the inconvenience.


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Old Aug 11 2017, 06:55 AM   #622
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Before you have time to decide whether to head for Tokyo or not, the machine delivers the twin barmaids each holding a drink. Minagi delivers hers with a smile; Ryouko throws hers in your face.

*Inserts a punctured airbed.*
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The machine returns it along with a Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit


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Old Aug 12 2017, 03:13 PM   #624
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After a few nanoseconds hesitation, the machine delivers a copy of Freya North's book "Cat".

*Reinserts the puncture kit (minus 1 patch).*
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Out comes a Racing Bike with a Spandex suit tied to the handlebars


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Old Aug 14 2017, 04:32 PM   #626
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The machine disgorges my 80 year old cousin John who procedes to don the Spandex. He also reinflates the bike tyres with helium, to lighten the load on the road, and rides off for his latest time-trial.

*Inserts one shilling and six pence ha'penny in old money.*
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The machine disgorges a Pie stuffed with Blackbirds


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Out slides a Reuben Sandwich with pickle and chips

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Out pops a plate of meatloaf, homemade noodles, and thick bread with apple butter.

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The machine delivers a Penrosian Pentagonal patterned quilt.

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Out comes the Host of Project Runway to critique it


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The machine disgorges Mister Toad at the wheel of an Armstrong-Whitworth. They drive off into the sunset with Toad's cry of "Poop! Poop!" lingering amidst the dust cloud.

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Hogsnort Rupert Original Flagon Band emerges and plays a melody of hits before reentering the machine.


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It re-emerges in a normally quiet city park along with the entire cast of the original Star Trek and a cardboard set of the starship Enterprise.

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The machine delivers an early English peddler with his pack of goods and a walking stick. He wanders off into the distance.

*Inserts an eolian harp.*
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Out steps Mr Spock playing a jaunty tune


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There's a brilliant flash, and the machine dumps out the body of a guitarist.

(This actually happened at the first rock concert to be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The Electricians Union refused to allow the group to plug in their own equipment: closed shop ageement. Some idiot electrician didn't realise that electric guitars are plugged in to amplifiers, so he changed the jackplug on the free end of the lead to a 30amp 3-pin plug and stuffed it into a socket. The group came on stage to do a sound check and rehearse: the guitarist picked up his instrument and received the full 240 volt/30 amp current. The 'hearse' part of 'rehearse' was highly appropriate.)

*Inserts a pair of wire brushes.*
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Mr Myagi emerges to give you lessons in using them.

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Old Aug 19 2017, 01:01 AM   #639
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Machine blinks out........................................Returns covered with Bamboo leaves and palm fronds.

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