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Old 12-07-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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Christmas

Creeping costs aren't bad this year, thanks Obama...

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Partridge, $20; last year: $25
Pear tree, $190; last year: same
Two turtle doves, $375; last year: $290
Three French hens, $182; last year: same
Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: same
Five gold rings, $750; last year: same
Six geese-a-laying, $360; last year: same
Seven swans a-swimming, $13,125; last year: same
Eight maids a-milking, $58; last year: same
Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553; last year: same
10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,509; last year: same
11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,708; last year: $2,635
12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,934; last year: $2,855
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:29 AM   #2
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I'm glad to see the pipers get a bump there. Tough times in Piperville.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
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Looks like everyone is making the same or less.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:32 PM   #4
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Where the hell did those numbers come from?

I have a hard time believing four canaries cost $600.

Also, $13,125 for seven swans????






Just checked prices for mute swans...JFC

At Mallard Lane Farms, bottom of the page.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:06 PM   #5
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You pay more for the quiet. Noisy swans can be had fairly cheap, so I've heard.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #6
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How much are ugly ducks, I wonder?
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:29 PM   #7
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Dunno about ducklings, but ugly chicks?





Cheep.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #8
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Dunno about ducklings, but ugly chicks?





Cheep.
ha. Discounting the beer goggle expense, naturally.
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:25 PM   #9
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Christmas Choir...
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:42 PM   #10
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Dunno about ducklings, but ugly chicks?

Cheep.
I saw what you did there.

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Old 12-08-2016, 01:47 PM   #11
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Christmas Choir...
another fabulous use of googly eyes. May have to drink a lot of beers just for the purpose of replicating that tableaux in my home
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:48 AM   #12
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Barbie's world Christmas...
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:24 PM   #13
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another fabulous use of googly eyes. May have to drink a lot of beers just for the purpose of replicating that tableaux in my home
Googly eye beer can creche?
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:43 PM   #14
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I just found a bag of googly eyes in with the wrapping paper. Gonna have a fun day at work tomorrow.

Also found this crew :



Michelle and Dave left them in the basement in a sealed tub. Bonus.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:56 PM   #15
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Since the election the fake news sites have been bored. One of them came up with a fake toy.
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