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Only communicating through smoke signals today.

by JohnBigJohn on March 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Blue Smoke = I'm hungry, how many tacos can I get for a dollar?

Yellow Smoke = Sorry, I'm married.

Purple Smoke = I think I can help you crack open that unsolved murder case you've been working on, Detective.

Green Smoke = Do I have to buy something here in order to use your restroom for five hours?

Red Smoke = I'm lonely.

White Smoke = I have selected which of my children will help me clip my toenails. Wait - why are they all sobbing?

Orange Smoke = Seriously, I'm really so very lonely.

Black Smoke = I'm burning. Please pour water on me now please.


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