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Reverting to the topic of biscuits vs cookies and the effects of staleness my wife pointed out that biscuits, cookies, cakes, and anything else with a modicum of being a non essential food never gets a long enough life in this house to go stale.
She said that she had bought a cake at the Cheesecake shop and by the time she got home a slice had disappeared.
Whoa! Hang about - before we commit ourselves to buying horses, what if some of the podia are rostra? And I shudder at the thought that some of them may be converted lecterns. There's a recession on you know!
Ah, and then you have to think about the lecterns reading the horses improving passages from the bible - you know what converts are like - which could have seriously detrimental effects on the podia's speed. Personally I'd dump the rostra and take the podia on a world tour. After all there's nothing like a good travelling stage show to cheer people up in a depression and bring in the moolah, and yep, this would be nothing like a good stage show...