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Suggestion Let's start a running gag!

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Marty_McSly, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's been a bit of an annual tradition in my family to get hot chocolates from Loco Mexican in Front Valley. It's that little kiosk on the outside of the Perisher Centre, just below the magic carpets.

    Anyway, this year I turned up and the usual Latino family weren't there. The young bloke running the shop looked for all the world like a young Hamish Blake, complete with wispy facial hair. To me, he looked pretty much like Hamish did when Hamish and Andy first started.

    So I asked him if he was sick and tired of people asking him if he is related to Hamish Blake. He said he'd never been asked that before. Anyway he almost cracked up every subsequent day when I turned up for my mid-morning hot chocolate and snack.

    So I'm putting out a call for any forumites visiting Perisher this year, who are so inclined, to wander over to Loco Mexican, buy a snack or drink, and ask this young bloke wearing a beige The North Face beanie if he's related to Hamish Blake.

    If you want to make it seriously weird, buy the same as I did, a hot chocolate without cream or marshmallows, and a hazelnut Dairy Milk chocolate bar.

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    The Latino family is gone?!? Ive never bought anything from them but I always remember them being there.

    Anyway, if the Hamish lookalike is on when I'm up in two weeks ill ask him if he is related and order a hot chocolate without cream or marshmallows, and a hazelnut Dairy Milk chocolate bar.
     
  3. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lol. I'm always up for some fun. Will give it a go this week :D
     
  4. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us

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    I'll be in on it for the weekend of the 19th.

    Hope he is not on this forum, or it could go pear shaped with some return fun.
     
  5. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us

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    I’m good for early August. A little gap then a recurrence will do his hipster head in...
     
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  6. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm in. But first I need to google Hamish Blake so I don't say it to the wrong cafe dude.
     
  7. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can only think of 2 forumites young enough to qualify. And they're both busy out on the slopes. :D
     
  8. nezumi

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    Ditto - I'll be there 4th - 9th Aug
     
  9. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Walked past there today. There was nobody there who looked like Hamish. Somewhat surprisingly there was a man there who resembled a mexican:D
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I misunderstood the thread title.
    When you said, 'lets start a running gag' I was expecting something like:

    Q: How do crazy runners go through the forest? A: They take the psycho path
    or
    Q: Why was the blonde jogging backwards? A: She wanted to gain weight!
     
  11. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm in first week August and early September
     
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  12. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm sure there's a Poo Jogger gag just waiting for an opportune moment to sneak in through the back door...

    Or has @Doonks hacked your account?
     
  13. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given the number of forumites who'll be at Perisher this weekend, I thought a bump was timely.
     
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  14. Geronimo

    Geronimo Hard Yards

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    I'm there Monday. I'm in for hot chocolate and marshmallows and the appropriate chocolate bar.
     
  15. Roymond

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    Still in. Aug 8-11. Daily comments dialled. There’s 4 of us in a boys trip group and everyone will have a dig each morning, pending hangover status.
     
  16. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading there tomorrow. Is the bloke still there?
     
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    Was this week, he didn’t flinch when I passed comment.
     
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  18. Ramshead

    Ramshead One of Us

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    As a dedicated Thredbo skier, I don’t even know where Perisher is. But when I visit later in Aug I will do this.

    Side note: Pretty Valley kiosk is the best. Is Nerissa there this year again?

     
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  19. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    He's here
     
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  20. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kids just bought Nachos. Got them to all as well
     
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