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  1. metame
    metame November 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

    If you see a black cat spit on it or bad luck will be yours.

    It’s not been a great year, but I don’t think I can bring myself to start doing this to Zen yet…

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin November 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

      We’ve got a neighbour one who keeps trying to come in the back of the house, but he moves too fast. Water-pistol might be the job.

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      1. metame
        metame November 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

        There was a neighbouring cat who got into the habit of bashing at my bedroom window at night to annoy the Cleo sleeping on my bed (and incidentally also me). I took to sleeping with a tiny waterpistol (presumably an ex-cracker “fancy”) on my bedside table and after a couple of interactions the cat got the message.

        Not sure it is a universal solution (there’s a chemistry joke here somewhere) as my two seem to love getting wet through. Fortunately, they also love being wrapped up in towels.

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        1. undying-admin
          undying-admin November 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm |

          Of ours, one is of that water- and towel-loving type, the other definitely not. Maybe it’s a genetic heritage thing.

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  2. bateleur
    bateleur November 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm |

    He who drinketh of alcohol then partaketh in the potato will surely suffer.

    Well yes, because they both dehydrate you. How is this “related” to vampires?

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    1. lnr
      lnr November 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm |

      *Potatoes* cause dehydration? First I knew of it!

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      1. bateleur
        bateleur November 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm |

        Not to imply there’s anything chemical about it. It’s purely that they’re capable of soaking up large quantities of water. same as any other dense, relatively dry food.

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        1. rotwang
          rotwang November 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm |

          Not to mention the large amount of salt that usually comes with the potato recipes generally associated with drinking alcohol…

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin November 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm |

            Best to take all of the above with at least a pinch of salt, really.


        2. lnr
          lnr November 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm |

          I’m afraid that still surprises me, given they’re over 50% water – even as chips – and I doubt Transylvanians are particularly inclined to eating raw Smash.

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    2. undying-admin
      undying-admin November 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm |

      Only in the sense that stake goes with chips, as it turned out.

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    3. mr_malk
      mr_malk November 6, 2012 at 10:31 am |

      My first thought was that it was a mistranslation of some kind, and that it should have warned against drinking of alcohol made from potatoes.

      Next time I run an RPG involving vampires, I might well make blessed poteen a usable weapon against them… a potent weapon, if you will.

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm |

        I will! Could also be source of great cheesy kiss-off lines, along the lines of “he’s had his chips”, “nice smoking jacket”, etc.

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  3. caffeine_fairy
    caffeine_fairy November 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm |

    If you leave a tool unused for a year it will draw blood next time you touch it.

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin November 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm |

      Nice, I like that one. Suggests a moral dimension as well as a practical one.

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