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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42549.1 
You have a budget of £1,024 to prepare for a 64 day stay on a desert island.

What do you buy?

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.2 In reply to 42549.1 
Helicopter to mainland.
“Finally, my home state is known for something besides racism and old people!”
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.3 In reply to 42549.1 
Strong drink.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.4 In reply to 42549.1 
What's the weather likely to be doing?
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42549.5 In reply to 42549.2 
Over budget, and you'd still need to wait until the last day for it to arrive.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  graphitone     
42549.6 In reply to 42549.4 
Probably what you'd expect it to be doing on a desert island.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.7 In reply to 42549.6 
When do you leave?
“Finally, my home state is known for something besides racism and old people!”
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42549.8 In reply to 42549.7 
When do you want to leave?
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.9 In reply to 42549.6 
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.
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.10 In reply to 42549.1 
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.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  graphitone     
42549.11 In reply to 42549.10 
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"?
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.12 In reply to 42549.8 
Oh... I thought you were planning a trip and needed advice?
“Finally, my home state is known for something besides racism and old people!”
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  graphitone     
42549.13 In reply to 42549.9 
Flippant? Not in the slightest.

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

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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42549.14 In reply to 42549.11 
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.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  graphitone     
42549.15 In reply to 42549.14 
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.
 
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i'd like to pay a visit to Pukapuka
You'll be in for a Disappointment.
“He is to dancing and singing as battery acid is to bubble baths.”
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42549.16 In reply to 42549.15 
:C
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  graphitone     
42549.17 In reply to 42549.16 
(it's one of the Disappointment Islands)
“He is to dancing and singing as battery acid is to bubble baths.”
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42549.18 
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.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951

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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42549.19 In reply to 42549.17 
Sounds like the worst named collection of any place to visit. But at least it sets your expectations.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42549.20 In reply to 42549.18 
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.
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