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From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 01:20
To: ALL1 of 91
You have a budget of £1,024 to prepare for a 64 day stay on a desert island.

What do you buy?

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 01:38
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 2 of 91
Helicopter to mainland.
From: Manthorp 5 Feb 07:53
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 3 of 91
Strong drink.
From: graphitone 5 Feb 09:30
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 4 of 91
What's the weather likely to be doing?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 13:43
Over budget, and you'd still need to wait until the last day for it to arrive.
EDITED: 5 Feb 13:44 by BOUGHTONP
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 13:45
To: graphitone 6 of 91
Probably what you'd expect it to be doing on a desert island.
EDITED: 5 Feb 13:46 by BOUGHTONP
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 14:03
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 7 of 91
When do you leave?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 18:01
When do you want to leave?
From: graphitone 5 Feb 18:19
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 9 of 91
Peter, I believe you're being flippant for the sake of being flippant. I assume you're alluding to the trope of desert islands being little palm tree studded areas of tropical idyll. There are islands off the coast of Antarctica where the environment is considered desert, but would be far from the climate of an island in the Bahama region. Plus such islands are often stuck with hurricanes/typhoons depending on locale. So, I don't really know what to expect from a desert island. As such you should probably pack a cagoule. Just in case.
From: graphitone 5 Feb 18:22
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 10 of 91
I also suspect this is some high brow joke considering the numbers you've included there.

In that vein, my favourite high brow joke is:

A man once successfully cooled himself down to absolute zero. He's OK now though.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 18:52
To: graphitone 11 of 91
By "high brow" do you mean "pretentious attempt at being intellectual that would be frowned upon by anyone who actually works in Kelvin or knows anything about absolute zero"?
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 18:54
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 12 of 91
Oh... I thought you were planning a trip and needed advice?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 18:58
To: graphitone 13 of 91
Flippant? Not in the slightest.

If your preference is being shipped to Antarctica instead of flown to Bermuda, you are welcome to order appropriately.

From: graphitone 5 Feb 19:50
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 14 of 91
I wouldn't say pretentious, as it's just a joke, so in no way meant to be taken seriously. Think of it more as being rarefied in joke telling terms. A slightly more artful play on words then you'd get watching Michael McIntyre on a Saturday night.

If I'm free to choose which island I'm journeying to, i'd like to pay a visit to Pukapuka. For no other reason than it looks like a giant winklepicker shoe from the right angle.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 21:11
To: graphitone 15 of 91
I used to live near Mt. Desert Island and spent a fair bit of time walking around its various attractions (I think Ant was there a year or two ago?). I suppose £1,024 would buy you a few nights in one of the fancier hotels there.
i'd like to pay a visit to Pukapuka
You'll be in for a Disappointment.
EDITED: 5 Feb 21:50 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone 5 Feb 22:06
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 22:10
To: graphitone 17 of 91
(it's one of the Disappointment Islands)
From: Manthorp 5 Feb 23:00
To: ALL18 of 91
I'm disappointed that my offering hasn't been generally accepted as the only rational answer. I'd allow 'strong drink' to cover most opiates as well.
From: graphitone 5 Feb 23:11
Sounds like the worst named collection of any place to visit. But at least it sets your expectations.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Feb 23:28
To: Manthorp 20 of 91
Well I generally question the rationality of contaminating oneself with such substances, but it is at least a proper answer, which is more than pencilhead and pixelface have given.