YSaC, Vol. 611: But I just had it blubled!

2010 March 20

budlight helmet and budlightunblubler – $85


Take your guesses now — what do you think a budlightunblubler is?

budlight helmet and budlightunblubler – $85


this is a football helmet cooler it has carolina pather on the side of it stand about 21” high
it will make a good tailgate party cooler are a collectable and have a budlight patio table unb
you can put it around the pool are on the back deck with your table. call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx
are email me at xxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

Did you guess umbrella? I love the fact that within the ad they abbreviate budlightunblubler as unb.

I’m also amused horrified by the fact that the poster consistently misspells “or” as “are”. Are they indistinguishable in a mid-Atlantic/Southern accent?

Thanks for the submission, Rachel!

98 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 March 20
    Ed Snyder permalink

    I like how in the text of the ad the seller realizes that he can’t spell “umbrella” and just writes “unb” (which is still wrong).

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    • 2010 March 20

      What sort of keyboard spasm would lead to “unblubler” if you meant “umbrella”? Or is it a dialect thing?

      Unbrella I can believe. Not everyone knows what the root umbra means, so transmogrifying the word into something with a recognizable prefix makes stupidness sense.

      Maybe if I try to inbreed the word, over several generations…

      Unbrella …
      Unbrulla …
      Unbrubla … ??
      Unbrubler …
      Unblubler???

      I still don’t buy it.

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      • 2010 March 20
        CapnMac permalink

        Won’t even pseudo-conjugate–
        umbrella, unbrella, sombreller, sombrero, some bubble, unbubble?

        (so funny to see Fire Fox’s spell-check annoyed at the apropos above)

        I mean, really, at least yesterday we could have had strick, strack, struck (and one presumes, strock, to be followed with Ni-wonga’ktow’ktow! obviously).

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      • 2010 March 20
        Bianchi Sound permalink

        Isaac-

        How about this:

        After 3 Bud Lights: Unbrella
        After 6 Bud Lights: Unbrulla
        After 9 Bud Lights: Unbrubla
        After 12 Bud Lights: Unbrubler
        After 15 Bud Lights: Unblubler

        If the poster hadn’t passed out at that point he could have made it to Blunburbler…

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        • 2010 March 20

          Right now, all I can hear in my head is the Rihanna song playing with ‘unblubler’ in place of the actual word. I keep breaking into insane, manic and uncontrollable fits of giggles that tail off into sobs.

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        • 2010 March 29
          jhops permalink

          Obviously, the football-helmet-cooler owner wants Michael Buble to have a Bud Light or 7, as he has.

          Duh.

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  2. 2010 March 20

    Unfortunately, the “or”/”are” situation isn’t that surprising.

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    • 2010 March 20

      Or you suggesting that such slips are solecisms or not unusual?

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      • 2010 March 20
        JuneJenny permalink

        My students insist on interchanging in and and. As in, “Me in my brother skipped school yesterday.” They don’t really make the distinction when they speak, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that they don’t do it when they write.

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        • 2010 March 20
          Ed Snyder permalink

          That is bad! I thought it was supposed to be, “My brother in I…”

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        • 2010 March 20
          Windrose permalink

          Either way, there are laws against that sort of thing!

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        • 2010 March 20

          In some states, more than one kind of law!

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        • 2010 March 20
          sarajean80 permalink

          [corey] Not to derail the gutter train, but I’ve heard ” ‘n” used as a contraction of “and”. As in “Me ‘n you ‘n a dog named Blue…”[/corey]
          You may resume your smutty snark now.

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        • 2010 March 20
          Ed Snyder permalink

          Not to outcorey anyone, but it’s “a dog named Boo.”

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        • 2010 March 20
          sarajean80 permalink

          Really? I always thought it was Blue.
          *quick Google break*
          Imagine that. Whoever heard of naming their dog Boo?

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        • 2010 March 20

          We had a dog named Boo when I was little.

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        • 2010 March 20
          Ed Snyder permalink

          Isaac, were you travelin’ and a-livin’ off the land?

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        • 2010 March 20

          That phase came a lot later, actually.

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        • 2010 March 20
          arallyn permalink

          You guys and your English semantics teach me so much that I never cared to know! Writing scientific papers does not lend itself to perfect grammar. >_> Fascinating what I now know!

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        • 2010 March 20
          Lola permalink

          My friend’s parents had a dog named Boo, but it was because of the song.

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        • 2010 March 21

          Our dog was named Boo because I was too little to be able to pronounce “Blue,” which originally going to be her name.

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    • 2010 March 20

      There is a person on a forum I am on that uses “well” for “while.” So, she would say drinking well driving. Drives me crazy every time!!

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      • 2010 March 21
        Miss C permalink

        I have a friend who says “what” when she means “that.” “The cabinet what won’t close,” for example.

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        • 2010 March 21
          Steph permalink

          That sounds almost… British. *thinks* Well, maybe not British, but I KNOW I’ve heard it somewhere. I just seem to think I’ve heard it on a British sitcom.

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  3. 2010 March 20
    Meredith permalink

    I know people who can get drunk quickly, but not so fast that they’re blitzed before they even finish the title for a CL ad. THAT is a lightweight! Bravo for realizing this, although I think you’d be safe sticking with Bud Light.

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    • 2010 March 20

      I heard it as a Boston area frat boy accent:
      “Whersh ma cah? Oh schnap iss rainin’. Whersh ma unblubler?”

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      • 2010 March 20

        I have no idea why I posted as a reply to Meredith.

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        • 2010 March 20
          Lola permalink

          I suspect that the website’s coding occasionally submits to the rules of Cat Math.

          That’s my theory and I’m stickin’ to it.

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        • 2010 March 20
          CapnMac permalink

          Local result: 2 Fenway dogs w/ hot mustard, a crab cake, and 16-shiny!!11!!

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    • 2010 March 20
      arallyn permalink

      Speaking of drunk, I love guinness.

      And I’ve been gone for a bit. Mostly. But no one noticed, so it’s all good :D

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  4. 2010 March 20
    Lola permalink

    The “budlightunblubler” misspelling is such a clusterf*ck that the “pather” is practically correct.
    Although they might have to change the logo. “Pather” is probably either some kind of woodland guide or a 4×4.

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    • 2010 March 20
      B....... permalink

      Pather is a small suburb of Wishaw, Scotland and was initially built as a council estate. All the streets in Pather are named after Scottish Lochs except Hospital Road, which is an offshoot of the road that used to pass the now demolished Wishaw Hospital.

      Sorry, I’m just a helpless Google addict…….

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      • 2010 March 20
        Lola permalink

        I’m always interested in (don’t ask) Scottish minutiae, so no need to apologize.
        *makes obscure note*
        Thanks, B…….!

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        • 2010 March 20
          CapnMac permalink

          Och, ane ay ken frae porrig’ unmade, wit thae bra culd rain hammert dane ane present noon. Thea bett’r frae a wee dram ta gie shiny ta th’ day ane syne.

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      • 2010 March 20
        Windrose permalink

        B, I think you just came up with a great idea for a Blog! The Daily Google! Go for it.

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        • 2010 March 20
          B....... permalink

          Heh! That’s a great idea Windrose. But with my terminal case of attention-deficit disorder the blog wouldn’t last a week……

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    • 2010 March 20

      I didn’t even notice “pathers.”
      Thilly CL posther, the Pathers aren’t a football teram, they’re Indiana’th bathketball team.*

      *not meant as a slight towards people with lisps, just channeling my inner Sylvester the cat.

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      • 2010 March 21
        Steph permalink

        They make our lithenth plateth.

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  5. 2010 March 20
    B....... permalink

    I thought it was a tumbler from which to drink the Bud Light (Not that I would actually drink Bud Light). Why would he want to drink Bud Light from an umbrella? Is this a strange man are what……..

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  6. 2010 March 20
    sarajean80 permalink

    I’m not sure if anyone else noticed this, what with the incredible speeling poblems and the wonderous grammar(or lack there of), but the photos are in black and white.

    It’s subtle, since the team colors are grey, black, and blue, but it should look like this;
    http://www.envoycollectables.com/images/testaverdepanthersfs.JPG

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    • 2010 March 20
      ronnielou permalink

      Oh, I see! It’s an un-blue-bler.

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      • 2010 March 20

        There’s a Photoshop filter that would have made it an unblue blur. Too bad Sparky isn’t more Photoshompetent.

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        • 2010 March 20
          Lola permalink

          Portmanteau word of the day. Or do you get an Ike award? Can you give one of those to yourself?

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  7. 2010 March 20

    I had a Pather, waaaaaaay back in the day…it looked like an overweight VW and wath allllll glath…boy, that wath fun in the thummertime.

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    • 2010 March 20
      Jinx permalink

      Ahh, yeth, we called them the Fithbowl….

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  8. 2010 March 20
    penguin permalink

    There was a beer can hat that completed the trio but after the incident with the pather and accountant’s stripper roommate under the budlightunblubler……..

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  9. 2010 March 20
    screamer permalink

    Dear Craig’s List Poster;

    You or a hopeless excuse for humanity! Are you or just plain stupid. I’m not sure which you or but please stop the assault on my eyes which occurs when you post. And you or really insane to think someone would pay you $85 for that cr*p. Are maybe you or just too greedy for your own good.

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  10. 2010 March 20

    A “budlightunblubler ” is obviously a diet aid for morbidly obese cetaceans…

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    • 2010 March 20

      I thought it was a device for adding carbonation to a large barrel of crappy beer.

      Or possibly a device for removing carbonation from the crappy beer.

      Or maybe crappy beer in a water fountain in the Northeast U.S.?

      Or, in the spirit of the Swiss Army, maybe it’s all three devices: a tun-bubbler, an unbubbler, and Bud Light in a bubbler?

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    • 2010 March 20
      CapnMac permalink

      Hey, is this another thing we can blame watercraft owners along the Inter-Coastal Waterway?
      Getting the manatees hooked on diet beer has to be laid to the pinipedae somehow, does it not?

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  11. 2010 March 20
    Bianchi Sound permalink

    As I always say, “Lett uh smial bee yoor unblubler!”

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  12. 2010 March 20

    My dad is a huge Carolina Pather fan.

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    • 2010 March 20
      Windrose permalink

      Oh, then he would be very interested in the Unblubler! (patent pending)

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  13. 2010 March 20
    IrishFish permalink

    Interesting, not one capital letter or punctuation mark in sight, the words he couldn’t spell aren’t even close to correct yet this poster knows that the symbol for inches is “.

    As for why the pictures are in black/white, I think he was probably thinking, “Well, all them fancy pichers err in black in white. I’ll put mine in black in white in people will think mine err fancy too”. This cat would probably take a picture of a sunset in black and white too.

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    • 2010 March 20
      CapnMac permalink

      I fear you give the poster too much credit.

      It is my contention that OP needed copies of the photos and xeroxed them before handing them over to be scanned at the Kinkos or library (oops, OP would only go to the liebarry).

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      • 2010 March 20
        Lola permalink

        *twitch*
        *twitch twitch*

        As a card-carrying (well, degree-carrying, actually) librarian, few mispronunciations get under my skin like “lie-barrian” and “lie-barry.” While I don’t actually know it for a fact, I would be completely unsurprised to learn that a lot of this sort of poster said it that way …

        *twitch*

        Carry on, that is all.

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        • 2010 March 21
          Steph permalink

          Lie-berry gets under your skin like Feb-yoo-erry gets under mine. It’s clearly FebRuary, not Febuary.

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        • 2010 March 23

          I’m proud to say that I never said/thought “lie-berry.” [Crap, I have no idea if that period should be in the quotes or not.] I could see that it was obviously “libra-ree” because I’m a Libra. Don’t say astrology never did anyone any good.

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  14. 2010 March 20
    Jacksonunit permalink

    …and shun the frumious Budlightersnatch!

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    • 2010 March 20
      CapnMac permalink

      shun the frumious Budlightersnatch!

      and clearly not Snark, but Bublerjum, forsooth!

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    • 2010 March 20

      … He took his vorpal unb in hand,
      Long time the pather foe he sought, …

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  15. 2010 March 20
    Meredith permalink

    My other assumption is that the guy was having his head dunked in a bucket of water as he dictated this to someone typing.

    “light…unblubbbb….”

    “What was that?”

    “lightunblubler”

    “Oooookay then…got it. Anything else?”

    “glub glub glub..”

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    • 2010 March 20
      Windrose permalink

      I’ve heard of those gangs of thugs that go around and dunk unsuspecting folks in water until the dictate a Craigslist ad. Vicious!

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      • 2010 March 20
        Meredith permalink

        “Sell this Lion painting for me! Sell it!”

        “But it’s not a lio…glub glub”

        “SELL IT!!!”

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  16. 2010 March 20
    Maire permalink

    You can stand under his unblubler-ubler-ubler.

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  17. 2010 March 20
    Windrose permalink

    Totally Off Topic, but evidence has begun to surface and must be brought to this forum. This is how it begins. Inter-species SNORGALING! Involving an OSTRICH! Can the emu be far behind? How different is a giraffe from a llama?

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/08/giraffe-ostrich-best-friends-busch-gardens.html

    Oh, the humanity!

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    • 2010 March 20

      We’re the original interspecies snorgling pair.

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      • 2010 March 20
        JAMen permalink

        That’s going to be in the next Summer Olympics…right?

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      • 2010 March 20
        arallyn permalink

        That’s so fucking adorable.

        Yes that expletive was unnecessary.

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    • 2010 March 20
      B....... permalink

      That giraffe must be a cunning linguist…..

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  18. 2010 March 20
    Grampdaddy permalink

    “By the shores of Gitchee Gumee,
    By the shining big unblubler,
    Stood the cooler of the Budlight,
    Drinkable not, in any Tipi.”

    With sincere apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…..

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  19. 2010 March 20
    tigprincess permalink

    Gosh I had no idea the poster meant umbrella – not even after seeing the photos. Is there not a law against being so stupid in public?

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    • 2010 March 20
      Ed Snyder permalink

      It does look more like a parisawl.

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    • 2010 March 20
      Lola permalink

      tigprincess,
      As you have the ASBO, or Anti-Social Behaviour Order citation for public unruliness there in the UK, perhaps we could institute something similar here – call it the AIBO, or Anti-Intellectual Behavior Order …

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      • 2010 March 21

        Yes, and we could program a small army of dog-shaped robots to enforce the Anti-Intellectual Behavior Order.

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  20. 2010 March 20

    Off-topic, but I just made a new topic in the forumses. I wouldn’t have brought it up here if it weren’t important, so do check it out. (Or click on my username to see the whole deal right off the bat.) Especially if you’re an animal lover. Even though it will probably make you blubler.

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    • 2010 March 20
      Lola permalink

      I can’t reply yet, too … affected, but thank you for posting.

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    • 2010 March 20
      Windrose permalink

      The difference one person can make is astounding. And even if you don’t believe you have done very much, Lareina, you brought this incredible story to light here and on facebook. I repeat, you are my hero.

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  21. 2010 March 21
    Windrose permalink

    coyttl, here’s a quick punch– sorry, almost forgot! Good quote, too. I was sure Tacowagic would have gotten in again with the blowing roommate remark. 8) But pithy carried the day again. Good job.

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  22. 2010 March 21
    Snickers permalink

    You can stand under my unblubler
    You can stand under my unblubler
    ( ubler ubler eh eh eh )

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  23. 2010 March 21
    Kat permalink

    I’m guessing the poster was doing it on St. Patrick’s day and was Irish…

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  24. 2010 March 22

    As I currently live in the Carolinas, I can confirm that “or” and “are” and also “our” are almost interchangable here. *shudder*

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    • 2010 March 22
      sarajean80 permalink

      And it’s normally pronounced “arr” no matter what the spelling is.

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  25. 2010 March 26

    Don’t EVER imply that ANYTHING is mid-Atlantic/Southern! I live in the mid-Atlantic, and I can assure you that my relatives’ Southern accents are almost completely unintelligible.

    I know that the Baltimore accent is quite horrendous – but don’t you DARE call us Southern!

    /rant

    ;-)

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    • 2010 March 27

      Sorry. I know some people from North Carolina who have Mid-Atlantic accents, and some who have downright southern accents, so I was trying to cover all bases, not lump them together!

      And the Baltimore accent is amazing. I’d never heard anything like that before … hun.

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      • 2010 March 27

        Haha, my new bestest friend is from Maryland, and he talks so similarly to christopher walken that it’s hard to not believe that everyone there is awesome.

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        • 2010 March 27
          Dan permalink

          I’m from Bawlmer. But I’ve never heard anyone there talk like Christopher Walken. We just go downy ayshen inna summer, hun.

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  26. 2010 March 27
    Heather permalink

    That is the funniest thing I have ever read – I am crying! I LOVE this website!!

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  27. 2013 March 10
    PhantomBanker permalink

    He’s the Carolina unblubler from Company B!

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  28. 2013 March 10
    PhantomBanker permalink

    I got it! It’s for all the Michael Buble haters out there!

    Get your very own un-Buble-r! Every time you hear “Sway” on the radio or “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet” on the MUZAK, the un-Buble-r will close up and engulf you like a cocoon and protect you with the soothing tones of Anthrax or Lady Gaga.

    (Silly Sparky, adding an extra “l” to describe an authentic, new antique un-Buble-r. Don’t these guys know how to spell?)

    Adores: 2
    • 2013 March 10

      How dare you place Anthrax and that dude in the same sentence!

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  29. 2013 March 10

    To be, are not too many bees, is that a question?
    Weather has unblubler on the mind, is a whole ‘nother
    The things an collectables for a outrageous talegait party
    And I can’t say no more, on account of my arms’ givin me trouble.

    Football Hemlet with Carolina pathos on the side

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  30. 2013 March 10

    If you bought a brand of beer that wasn’t prone to becoming blubled in the first place, you wouldn’t have to buy an unblubler. Just a suggestion.

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  31. 2013 March 10
    Demon Duck of Doom permalink

    you can put it around the pool

    Assuming you have a very small pool. Or a very long unblublical cord.

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  32. 2013 March 10
    camille permalink

    I have absolutely nothing funny to say, but this is one of my favorite YSAC posts of all time.

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  33. 2013 March 11

    Gostie and IF, I wish I had a really awesome prize for your days in the box. But at least here is your Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Poppins’ House of Unblublers!

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  34. 2013 April 26

    As everyone were getting ready for much of our last switch, Sarah and even I boxed up a good number of our DVD AND BLU-RAY collection.

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