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Author Topic: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?  (Read 1809 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 10:53:04 AM »
In a survey done on a load of microbically swabbed households, the loo was clean enough to eat from - and the most disgustingly dirty, dangerous and infected thing was the 'fridge door handle.
It's only really Legionairre's disease you need to worry about in fine water mists, and current troubles with allergies and infections is not enough exposure to bugs to build up immunity!
I've never had any illnesses from leaving the loo lid open when flushing, or given anybody food poisoning.

(I wasn't too sure about the loo in the campsite in Andorra, back in the '60s. It consisted of two plates for your feet, and a hole in the floor - and when you flushed it, your feet got "washed" if you were too slow to leap away. :wsh:  )
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 12:56:21 PM »
Hello, I have to say my first reaction was to laugh at the thought. It never even occurred to me that it could be feces, human or otherwise. I had quite a discussion with my co-workers last night about this discussion, and the turn it had taken. It was really amusing watching one of the nurses demonstrate how one could defecate in a perfect circle and pinch off the top so neatly! At any rate, isn't art all about
what it means to the viewer? At any rate, it sure has given me a different perspective on the piece.....

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 01:57:25 PM »
It was the neatly coiled pile of doggy-doo on top of a 3.5ft tall concrete bollard in Eire that had me a bit puzzled - somebody must have dangled the poor dog over it!

What did your nurse use to demonstrate? And can she teach Michael to at least keep it in a confined location?
(IBS ::) )
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 02:05:10 PM »
She just stood there and kind of rotated her hips in a circle, and then just lifted her leg ever so slightly to demonstrate the pinch...I found it highly amusing...nurses really are the most twisted people on the planet, but that's not for the public to know...

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 02:10:42 PM »
The microbiological study I referred to earlier found that nurses did have clean 'fridge door handles.
(I do too.  :angel: Used to work in a microbiology lab a long time ago.)
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 03:29:53 PM »
Yes, nurses are twisted, but not stupid. They know well what lurks on that fridge handle! :srn:

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2011, 03:52:30 PM »
I think that nurses do such difficult work that if they weren't twisted, they couldn't cope. :smg:
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 04:14:41 PM »
It does look similar - I can't tell, though, if the quality of the marked one is superior to mine or not. Mine is not good quality. I posted it here some years ago, and Ivo agreed it was a pile of cr*p. I found it in a charity shop and it wasn't expensive. It really isn't very snake-like at all. Sorry. :24:



The number is M-385. It's a seashell.

The quality of the marked one (on eBay) look superior to the one you have. The shape is also different so I don't think your seashell is Marcolin. Other glassworks have also made these type of seashells.


Here are two Marcolin/Ronneby seashells from my collection.


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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 04:17:25 PM »
I'm a nurse!!  :srn: I'm not twisted and I can't do a 'meringue' poo, but I do close the toilet seat......and I clean the fridge door handle!!

Oh, thank goodness, Inca has just popped by to get us all back on the staright and narrow!
Rosie.

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2011, 04:34:35 PM »
My thing is not a snake, and it is not a shell. It's a heap of cr*p. Ivo confirmed this years ago.
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