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Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 03/02/97

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

At last, a true Smurf

The other day, I noticed that a high percentage of Gusworld rants begin with one of two basic openings. These are:

Quite frequently, too, the two points are related. Today, once more, I want to use both of them.

So, regular readers of Gusworld will know that I have an obsession with Smurfs that dates back to the 1980s, and which I have explored in various rants in the past (check here, here and here). And my principle disappointment has been the complete unavailability of 'authentic' Smurfs; all I can find in Australia are the frankly dubious offerings of Toy Island.

Fortunately, though, the whole world is not so ignorant. My mother has just spent four weeks in Germany, where she was under express instructions to locate Smurf products of all kinds. And how! In my tightly-clutched paws, I now have:

Anyone know where to buy a cheap ticket to Europe?


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