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Posted: 30 Jun 20 23:27

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BILLINGSGATE POST: The statue of Mr. Peanut, the 104-year old mascot of the Planters snack food company, has come down after being shelled by masked protesters. This was confirmed by Mrs. Peanuts and his only son, Goober. Planters made the announcement in a series of tweets and news releases Monday. "In a senseless act of destruction, he sacrificed himself to save his family when they neede.....

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Posted: 30 Jun 20 23:27
There you go!

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Reggie "Rex" Stain
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Posted: 1 Jul 20 16:26
I don't know. Some good puns for sure, but I would have taken a different approach, and tied it to the taking down of other figures that were involved in slavery and the civil war. Peanuts were planted and harvested by slaves in the US south, taking down the statue would be good sarcasm on how far the BLM movement will go. What is next, torching Levi Jeans headquarters (cotton)? Burn all your cigarettes (funny) in response to slave tobacco farming. Coffee boycott, so we all will become unhinged whiny bitches. . . .

I dunno. I no longer contribute, so I guess I really don't have a voice. Just thinking thoughts.

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Posted: 2 Jul 20 13:36
I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions regarding Mr. Peanut. I meant the story to be light-hearted, but also to point out the absurdities of statue toppling. I believe that some of your concerns were addressed, although somewhat subtly, by the quote below:


“Mr. Peanut's toppling leaves a lot of questions. Did Mr. Peanut have a haunted backstory that would lead to his statue being toppled? What a twist that would be! The monocled bourgeoisie icon had a secret past. Perhaps he lived a shelled life.”

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Posted: 2 Jul 20 17:51
Yeah, all good, and your writing is a statue's head and shoulders above much that I see here, not that you need a complement from a nobody, but I am sincere.

This year has really got me in a funk.

The muse has not only left, but she beat the shit out of me in transit out.

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Posted: 3 Jul 20 00:56
Hey Reggie,

Sounds like you could use a good dog. We just brought home a rescue dog today; a Wheaten Terrier - Poodle mix. Such a fun dog to brighten our days after our other dog passed away a month ago.

Strongly recommend.

Best regards,

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Posted: 5 Jul 20 02:20
Hello Reggie

I’m with the good Doctor, as almost always. You wrote some very good shit. Keep at it. Hope things work out.


 
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