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New Answer # 2: It. was. a. joke.
/methinks I hear crickets now :-(

Oh well, sometimes they stick to the wall, sometimes they don't. :-)


Answer to question 1: In American pop-culture, the comic device of crickets chirping is used to show when a person performing on stage before an audience is "bombing"/"flopping"/ failing miserably. It means that there is no laughter, no response, the audience is dead, the allusion is that the person is in an empty parking lot, usually at night. If memory serves me, (which it usually spills soup in my lap, and shall get no tip...) this device is/was used in cartoons.


Google-fu to the rescue!
Daffy Duck's trained pigeon act and complicated tap dance number is answered by nothing but crickets chirping in the audience, while Bugs' simple song-and-dance numbers brings wild applause.
[link|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daffy_Duck"|(See paragraph entitled Jones' Daffy)]


Anyway, after that whole "spoof" thread debacle and the "whoosh", I kinda figgered turnabout was fair play.

<shrug>

Takes all the fun out of it.

Still....












neener, neener, neeeeeeeener! :-)
Smile,
Amy
New Ah, OK, now I get it. Great, thanks!
     Happy birthday, Darrell! (SpiceWare) - (a6l6e6x) - (33)
         Happy birthday! -NT - (Steve Lowe)
         Come and get your birthday spankings like a man, Spice :-) -NT - (imqwerky) - (2)
             Come and give me mine ! -NT - (bepatient) - (1)
                 ;-) -NT - (imqwerky)
         HBTUT! -NT - (Another Scott)
         Happy birthday -NT - (Silverlock)
         HB2Spice! -NT - (Yendor)
         Congratulations! - (CRConrad)
         Sending Birthday Wishes, Darrell! Have a Great day! -NT - (Nightowl)
         All that Atari fame means he's now a major celebrity :) - (Meerkat) - (17)
             Heh... Who linked this site? (Our other Aussie, right?) - (CRConrad) - (16)
                 Ah... now the other post makes sense. :-) - (static)
                 What, no takers? Are you all that blind? - (CRConrad) - (14)
                     <chirp...chirp...chirp> -NT - (imqwerky) - (1)
                         Is that the sound they made? Sorry, I can't remember. -NT - (CRConrad)
                     Have you been drinking again? - (Another Scott) - (11)
                         The link is between Meerkat's "Atari" post and the graffiti. -NT - (CRConrad) - (6)
                             The 8th Graffiti picture? -NT - (Another Scott) - (5)
                                 Yup. - (CRConrad) - (4)
                                     Now I get to be snarky with you, Christian :0) - (imqwerky) - (3)
                                         Is it? Interesting, I didn't know that. Wonder why? - (CRConrad) - (2)
                                             Answer # 2: It. was. a. joke. - (imqwerky) - (1)
                                                 Ah, OK, now I get it. Great, thanks! -NT - (CRConrad)
                         And here's your hint, over there (in red). HTH! --> -NT - (CRConrad) - (3)
                             NT? <blank look> <Whoosh!> -NT - (Another Scott) - (2)
                                 Yup - it's the only graffito without any text. -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                                     D'Oh! :-) -NT - (Another Scott)
         Timing is all - - - (Ashton)
         Happy belated birthday! -NT - (hnick) - (4)
             And happy anniversary to you! :) -NT - (a6l6e6x) - (3)
                 Thank you kindly. Number 23... -NT - (hnick) - (2)
                     HATY-HATY-HAHN-HATY! AMM! -NT - (Another Scott)
                     Happy Anniversary! -NT - (imqwerky)

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