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December 28, 2010

Blog Guy, you haven’t mentioned your brother, Basil, in a while.

QATAR/I believe you once told us he works overseas, in an expatriate job. He’s an expert at export, as I recall?

No, he’s no longer an expat export expert. Basil left for a career as a folk musician. He moved to the Gulf, to play guitar in Doha.

He plays guitar in Qatar?

He didn’t like it, so he said aloha to Doha.

Then what? Is he still a folkie?

He drifted over to Gambia, to play banjo in the capital.

Basil played banjo in Banjul?

He was over the moon about that gig while it lasted.

Is he back on terra firma?

Yes, in Burma. He’s playing…

Let me guess. He plays spoons in Rangoon, right? Is that where you were going with this stupidity?

music instrument 260Nope. Now he plays mandolin in Mandalay…

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When can we expect his cello aappearance in Chile?

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Right after he plays viol in Tryol, CrowGirl…

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No, but they play the piano in Plano.

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Then it’s vuvuzela in Venezuela, right?

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Perhaps a short tour playing bongo’s in the Congo?

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I remember when he played the oboe in Toledo (and for some Ohioans, a tuba in Toledo). How is Basil’s wife, Rosemary?

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…Sage….

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How’s their daughter Ginger? And the triplets, Angelica, Arugula, and Horseradish?

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Thanks for asking, Doc and Unca. The whole family will be cumin here for New Year’s….

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Oh, and dont forget cousin Oregano!
Now, about that sax in LAX… where is LAX, by the way?

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Sounds like a family get-together with a whole lot of lovage going on. Love means never having to say you’re sorrel.

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I forgot about Corey and Anders. I met them once at SeaWorld, by the performing seals. It was a seal intro.

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Seal intro. Bit of a stretch, Doc.
Mint – very nice, Spin.

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“Spice Capades,” Spin?

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Spice Capades. I love it.

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Now you are talking my language….
Spin, maybe you could tell me a little more about those jokes… we may just be able to zing it…

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Another stretch, but here goes…
Zesty, Shra!

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Hava Nagilla Magilla Gorilla Godzilla, Unca!!!

Spinny, I recommend Mr.Vampire Footie to model for us… There has to be somehting more appetising than blood…

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Spin, Tara is gone, but her crazy daughter Meg is still here.
If that nut Meg doesn’t leave soon….

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Ann? Would that be Ann Hathaway? I must say, her new movie is way ahead of what she has been doing so far…

Spin, no one can beat your herb puns.. !!! :)

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Really Spin? Cardamom? Are you proud of yourself?

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First, I’m not sure how this went from musical instrument puns to herb and spice puns.

Anyhow, I need to break away now. My wife just got home from the grocery with more spices, and we always raise a glass of wine to the new arrivals. It’s time for our cinnamon toast…

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And from there, go on to meet cousin Cumin in Turin?

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