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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a spin-off of the long puzzle that Jvp mentioned in the chatroom.

A man sits on his toilet backwards, facing the tank. Why?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Man: H/A/M?
True story? FYOI? FSEI?
Because he heard about the other puzzle and thought it would be a good idea?
Because he felt like it?
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Man: H/A/M? Yes
True story? FYOI? This FSEI?
Because he heard about the other puzzle and thought it would be a good idea? No, this isn't that laterally un-lateral. ;-)
Because he felt like it? No
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Noooooooooooooooo! :-))

Does he do it just once, occasionally, habitually?

Is the toilet connected to the plumbing?

Is he "using" (ahem) the toilet?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He likes to admire the artwork he hung over the toilet?

He likes to admire the neighbor across the street through the window above the toilet?

He's really strange?

He finds the tank a convenient place to rest his book/magazine?

He doesn't fit the regular way?
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Was he dared to do it?
Was he actually, um, using the toilet for its intended function, or was the lid closed and he was using it more as a chair?
Was he trying to see the tank better? Something on the tank? Inside the tank?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, jvp and bodo kittehz, i crossposted with yuo. plz can haz cheezburgur in appreciation of your crosspostin awesomeness.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he think he was Christine Keeler?
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Noooooooooooooooo! :-)) =D Couldn't resist!

Does he do it just once, occasionally, habitually? Habitually

Is the toilet connected to the plumbing? Yes

Is he "using" (ahem) the toilet? No

He likes to admire the artwork he hung over the toilet? No

He likes to admire the neighbor across the street through the window above the toilet? Noooooooooooooooo

He's really strange? Probably but not relevant

He finds the tank a convenient place to rest his book/magazine? No

He doesn't fit the regular way? No

Was he dared to do it? No
Was he actually, um, using the toilet for its intended function, or was the lid closed and he was using it more as a chair? The latter
Was he trying to see the tank better? Something on the tank? Inside the tank? No to all

Did he think he was Christine Keeler? Never heard of her. And No.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Christine Keeler - iconic sitting backwards on a chair:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CKeeler1.jpg
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Ha Ha Lynne I would have loved it if that was the answer.

Is there a mirror on the wall above the toilet? A window? Is he practicing or rehearsing something? does he speak while he does this? Sing? Does he flush the toilet or touch any part of the cistern?

Does he consider what he is doing to be entertanment? Does he have music on?

Silly guess time: Does he have an ambition to be a jockey and he's practising his riding stance?

I had a really great pun solution for this but as he is not actually using the toilet for it's intended purpose I think I'll forget it.
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Christine Keeler - iconic sitting backwards on a chair Ah -- never seen that. It's still a No.

Ha Ha Lynne I would have loved it if that was the answer.

Is there a mirror on the wall above the toilet? No A window? No Is he practicing or rehearsing something? Noish does he speak while he does this? No Sing? No Does he flush the toilet No or touch any part of the cistern? Yes

Does he consider what he is doing to be entertanment? Yope Does he have music on? He doesn't but it could be done with music on

Silly guess time: Does he have an ambition to be a jockey and he's practising his riding stance? Silly answer time: No

I had a really great pun solution for this but as he is not actually using the toilet for it's intended purpose I think I'll forget it. Keep it in mind for another puzzle, or just post it here. I like your terrible puns.
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Is the lid on the cistern?

Is his profession/livelihood relevant? His geographic location? The type of living space (condo, flat, house, etc.)?

Any other people involved? Animals?

When he is finished doing whatever it is, is he wet?

Is his activity (albeit perhaps unconventionally) associated with any normal bathroom tasks?
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Is the lid on the cistern? Yes

Is his profession/livelihood relevant? No His geographic location? No The type of living space (condo, flat, house, etc.)? No

Any other people involved? No Animals? No

When he is finished doing whatever it is, is he wet? Possibly (may mislead)

Is his activity (albeit perhaps unconventionally) associated with any normal bathroom tasks? No
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Is it necessary for the puzzle to work that the toilet is actually connected to the plumbing?
Is he doing anything relevant?
Or is he just sitting there?
Is there anything relevant to find out about his appearance?
Does he use equipment apart from the toilet?
Are one or more windows present? Relevant?
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Does he ever do this on other toilets? Or just his own? Does he sit for: seconds? Minutes? Hours? Does he sit on the lid? ring? Bare porcelain? Relevant? Is any other object involved? any other person?
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Is he doing this to practice a hobby or skill?
Does he ever flush the toilet? Relevant?
Is it relevant in what room the toilet is located in?
Are his hands wet when he finishes?
Does he put his hands in the cistern?
Does he use the toilet for his normal toilet activities as well? Relevant?
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Is it necessary for the puzzle to work that the toilet is actually connected to the plumbing? No
Is he doing anything relevant? Yes
Or is he just sitting there? So no
Is there anything relevant to find out about his appearance? Not really
Does he use equipment apart from the toilet? No
Are one or more windows present? Relevant? Irrel

Does he ever do this on other toilets? No Or just his own? Yes Does he sit for: seconds? Minutes? This Hours? Does he sit on the lid? This ring? Bare porcelain? Relevant? Yes Is any other object involved? No any other person? No
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Is he doing this to practice a hobby or skill? Yope
Does he ever flush the toilet? No Relevant? Yes
Is it relevant in what room the toilet is located in? It's in the bathroom, as always
Are his hands wet when he finishes? A little bit
Does he put his hands in the cistern? No, FA
Does he use the toilet for his normal toilet activities as well? Yes but not during the course of this puzzle Relevant? Not really
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Does this help any back trouble that he has? Is he using this position to stretch muscles?
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Emm not sure how to phrase this but is there anything other than water in the toilet bowl when he does this?

Does he wash his hands after doing whatever he is doing? If not should he?
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Does this help any back trouble that he has? No Is he using this position to stretch muscles? No, but OTRT
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What I actually meant was is he trying to keep something in the toilet by sitting on the seat? Emm is he trying to drown something? a pest? Is this some sort of ritual or tradition? Is he the victim of a practical joke?

I don't like the route my mind is taking with this puzzle
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is he snorting coke?

is he relieving a sore behind by sitting on the cold seat?

is he correcting his posture?
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Ah I cross posted with your answers to Lynne which has made many of my questions redundant
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"I don't like the route my mind is taking with this puzzle"

This is already way better than the 'old' version of this puzzle ;-)


Is he trying to relieve anything? Headache? Hot flashes?

Does he rest his head on the cistern lid?

Is he healthy normal HAM?
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What I actually meant was is he trying to keep something in the toilet by sitting on the seat? No Emm is he trying to drown something? Wow no a pest? No Is this some sort of ritual or tradition? No, but he does do it repeatedly Is he the victim of a practical joke? No

You have the same FA


I don't like the route my mind is taking with this puzzle Does anyone? ;-)

is he snorting coke? No

is he relieving a sore behind by sitting on the cold seat? No

is he correcting his posture? No

This is already way better than the 'old' version of this puzzle ;-) Glad you approve ;-D

Is he trying to relieve anything? No Headache? Hot flashes?

Does he rest his head on the cistern lid? No

Is he healthy normal HAM? Yes
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Is he alone? Is he having a massage?
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Is he alone? Yes Is he having a massage? No
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Is this the best way to smell the pot pourri on the cistern lid?
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Is this the best way to smell the pot pourri on the cistern lid? No

Your answers are funnier than the actual reason. Keep 'em coming please.
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Is he trying to find his toothbrush that fell down the back of the cistern in a toothbrushing incident?
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Is he trying to find his toothbrush that fell down the back of the cistern in a toothbrushing incident? Oh wow no. I'm in the library and am trying my best not to laugh and annoy everyone else in here.
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Oh, oh, we've all assumed he's facing the toilet tank. Is he in fact facing the fishtank? And talking to his fishies?
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Is there a cistern on the toilet? Is it placed somewhere other than behind the seat? such as up on the wall? Is he doing some sort of physical exercise? Mental exercise? Does he do it every day? At a certain time of day? Relevant?
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"Toilet tank" and "cistern" mean the same thing, don't they?
I sry, balin kitteh, will come up with proper question when kaylee kitteh is moar awake. Had to establish this though.
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is he meditating? praying? communing with the dead?

trying to bend spoons?
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Oh, oh, we've all assumed he's facing the toilet tank. He is Is he in fact facing the fishtank? No, he is facing the toilet tank And talking to his fishies? Nein

Is there a cistern on the toilet? Yes Is it placed somewhere other than behind the seat? No such as up on the wall? Is he doing some sort of physical exercise? Yes! Mental exercise? Does he do it every day? Yes, or every other day. Either will work At a certain time of day? No Relevant? Yes

"Toilet tank" and "cistern" mean the same thing, don't they? Yes

is he meditating? No praying? No *resists making "praying to the porcelain goddess" joke* communing with the dead? NoooOOoooOOooOo. I doubt the dead live in his toilet tank.

trying to bend spoons? No
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Is he doing sit down push ups against the wall?
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Is he doing sit down push ups against the wall? "Sit down push ups"? I don't think so, if I understand your question right.
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Is he doing whatever he is doing purely for exercise?
Are there any other objects involved?
Is he wearing any relevant clothing?
Is he trying to reach something?
Is there something in the bowl or cistern which does not belong there?
Is he sitting normally on the seat, with his legs on either side of the cistern and feet on the floor?
Can't believe I actually tried it out.
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Is he doing whatever he is doing purely for exercise? Yes
Are there any other objects involved? No
Is he wearing any relevant clothing? It is irrel what he is wearing
Is he trying to reach something? No
Is there something in the bowl or cistern which does not belong there? No
Is he sitting normally on the seat, Yope - he's sitting as normally as you can sit while facing the toilet tank with his legs on either side of the cistern Yes and feet on the floor? No
Can't believe I actually tried it out. I tried to try it out, but my dorm room toilet doesn't have a tank.
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Does he have any other object(s) with him for this activity?

Is his butt in contact with the seat at all times (until he ceases the activity)?

Is the exercise any kind of weight-lifting?

Is it any kind of stationary-object resistance training?

Is the geometry of the toilet relevant (relative heights/angles/etc.)?

If so, is the relevant aspect: the height of the seat? The width of the seat? The height of the top of the cistern? The distance from the floor to the bottom of the cistern? The roundness or distinctive contour of any the parts?

Would he do the same if he had a companion to help him exercise?

Is there a piece of gym equipment that would do the same, if he had access to it?
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Does he have any other object(s) with him for this activity? No

Is his butt in contact with the seat at all times (until he ceases the activity)? Yes

Is the exercise any kind of weight-lifting? No

Is it any kind of stationary-object resistance training? No

Is the geometry of the toilet relevant (relative heights/angles/etc.)? Yope

If so, is the relevant aspect: the height of the seat? This, mainly The width of the seat? The height of the top of the cistern? The distance from the floor to the bottom of the cistern? This is also relevant The roundness or distinctive contour of any the parts?

Would he do the same if he had a companion to help him exercise? Yes, but he wouldn't likely do it with a companion

Is there a piece of gym equipment that would do the same, if he had access to it? I don't know
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Are his feet touching anything?
Is he wrapping his legs around the cistern?
Is he constantly moving during the exercise?
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does he have two normal legs?

are his feet on the cistern? up against the wall?
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Are his feet touching anything? Yes
Is he wrapping his legs around the cistern? Yes, or as close as he can to it
Is he constantly moving during the exercise? Yes

does he have two normal legs? Yes

are his feet on the cistern? Yes up against the wall? No
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Is he leaning his back/upper body forward and back?
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Is he leaning his back/upper body forward and back? Yes...
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Is he leaning all the way back, using the cistern as a counterweight or leg-stop?

Is his wife calling in from the other room asking what all the grunting is, and maybe he could afford her a courtesy flush? ;-)
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Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he leaning all the way back, using the cistern as a counterweight or leg-stop? Yes but there's a bit more to it. Put together the last few sets of answers and you should have it.

Is his wife calling in from the other room asking what all the grunting is, and maybe he could afford her a courtesy flush? ;-) Nope. But again, much funnier than the answer.
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Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his purpose, solely exercise?

Anything to do with the toilet tissue? Other bathroom fixtures?

Anything to do with what he can reach, or not reach, when he is leaning backwards? With what he can see?

Anything important about WHY he needs this sort of exercise (e.g., circus performer, plumber ;-)?
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Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 4:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his purpose, solely exercise? Yes

Anything to do with the toilet tissue? No Other bathroom fixtures? No

Anything to do with what he can reach, or not reach, when he is leaning backwards? No With what he can see? No

Anything important about WHY he needs this sort of exercise (e.g., circus performer, plumber ;-)? No
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Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he doing something indecent? Would he do this in the presence of his wife? In a public bathroom? Would he mention it in mixed company?

Is this a behavior that can be scientifically studied?
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Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he doing something indecent? No Would he do this in the presence of his wife? Possibly In a public bathroom? Probably not Would he mention it in mixed company? Maybe Is this a behavior that can be scientifically studied? Don't know

You all have been getting very close with previous questions. You know it's a type of exercise...
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 9:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's there a reason for which he does the exercise in the bathroom (as opposed to using a chair in the living room, for example)? Does he need water for the exercise?

His exercise -- something meant to preserve good health in general, or a cure for a pre-determined medical condition?
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It's there a reason for which he does the exercise in the bathroom (as opposed to using a chair in the living room, for example)? Yes -- good q Does he need water for the exercise? No

His exercise -- something meant to preserve good health in general, or a cure for a pre-determined medical condition? The former
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmm...push-ups against the wall?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmm...push-ups against the wall? No

RECAP:

The man is sitting backwards on his toilet with his feet wrapped around the tank (or as close as he can get to "wrapped around"). He is doing some kind of exercise.

TBD: What exercise? Why on the toilet?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought he was doing some sort of sit-up? does he go down below the horizontal?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought he was doing some sort of sit-up? Yes!! does he go down below the horizontal? Yes, and that's the

**********SPOILER**********

The man is doing sit-ups. He sits on the toilet backwards so that he has a wider range of motion when going both up and down, allowing him to get a better workout.

Nice work everyone, and thanks for indulging me on this little spinoff.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks Balin. I must try that out at home...
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle! But can he not just do this on a backwards chair?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On a backwards chair, he wouldn't have had any grip with his feet and would have fallen. On the toilet, he gets to prop his feet at an angle that allow him to lean farther back.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah ok. I'm going to try this out now.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've tried it . It was exhausting . In fact when i'd finished my wife was wondering why I looked so flushed!!

Thank you I'm here all week
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Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was wondering how it would pan out for you!

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