Thursday, 1 April 2010

Fanzine X ~ DP Day


Happy DP Day

Can you believe it is a whole 12 months since the last DP day?? 
To many around the world this day is also known as 'April Fools' Day' or 'All Fools' Day'. Surely it doesn't mean that this phenomenon is a 'fool' too.......???? Rest assured fanzine fans it is only a cruel co-incidence or so I am reliably informed strangely by DP himself !! ..........

How can anyone be classed as a fool when that someone single handily turned around the world market in ginger nuts .... his unhealthy obsession dedication, denture repair kit and modelling of the product has brought this biscuit back into the top 10 again ... 


Independent Reports 
Ginger nuts have to be the Chicken Vindaloo of the biscuit world. Not only are they often gingery enough to actually be spicy but they are also quite hard.
Once again McVities are head and shoulders above the competition, probably due to a no compromise approach to sugar content. However, that said you have to try hard to get a bad ginger nut.
Years ago you could get big bags of mini ginger nuts made by Jacobs I think. They were superb but you needed at least 20 of them before they began to work.
Finally due to their very crunchy nature, ginger nuts cause weird flashes to appear on computer monitors if viewed across a room, whilst being munched. Its true. (article found here)


Dear Sir/Madam,
I bought two packets of your original Ginger Nut biscuits from Waitrose the other day. I have to say, on reading the instructions on the side of the pack, my husband and I had a really good laugh.
It says, 'Once opened, store in an airtight container'. The reason this phrase made us laugh so much was that there were none left to store. A much better idea would be to say, 'Warning, once opened you will not be able to resist finishing the packet. If this should be late at night you will have difficulty finding a shop open to replenish stock.'
Joking aside these are the nicest ginger nut biscuits I have tasted since I was a child, and that is a long time ago. You have now spoilt me for buying any other ginger nut. I hope you are very proud of yourselves as well you should be.( it is a real letter!!!)


I just thought I would offer a little advice that worked for me and prevented morning sickness.
Ginger Biscuits! they were a miracle i kept a packet by my bed and every morning i would eat one before i got up...I also was travelling into work with my supervisor every day and it stopped me throwing up all over him!..... (
wow its uses are endless)



Just in case you want to take part in jolly old japes today and involve ginger nuts too then look no further... 


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I can only apologise for the lack of Fanzines in the last 12 months .... it looks like this fascinating read has become an annual event (a relief to some!!). However, this has not  stopped DPs avid fans sending in a contributions to the mag.......

After reading DPs post yesterday  it was suggested that TG could use some help .... so I sat up all last night to finish this ..... phew ........ 

You can win one of these handy masks .... just have a go at this quick quiz ... no cheating  * & don't worry no ginger nuts were harmed in the making of it........


Back issues are available ......
Issue 8 November 2008 ~ DP has a significant event
Issue 7 June 2008 ~ an insight into DPs life
Issue 6 May 2008 ~ the Papersurfer family tree
Issue 5 April 2008 ~ the secret laboratory & long lost family members
Issue 4 April 2008 ~ Official DP day & celebration memorabilia
Issue 3 March 2008 ~ the Oscars & Gertrude
Issue 2 March 2008 ~ DP runs for Presidency
Issue 1 February 2008 ~ Introducing the phenomenon that is Daddy Papersurfer

10 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Gingernuts should be handled with care ..... they have a tendency to crumble. I am of course waiting to be honoured by the biscuit trade .... [and shortly the matchstick manufacturers as well] ...... they are long term plans ....

[The TG thanks you for the gas mask although, quite frankly, I believe she has plans for me to wear it in my undercrackers]

Anyhoo, must dash and update my blog with details of the new Fanzine ...... busy busy busy ..

fracas said...

That has got to be the most useful gift anyone has ever given him sis! Now... perhaps we should discuss hiring you to knit one for everyone at the office?{{{Cost is no object, so reward yourself handsomely, I'll make sure to charge it to his credit card!}}}

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'm rather concerned about the cost of Fracarse's suggestion 70's - don't leave yourself short ......

gitwizard said...

I hope young Teen doesn't read this....

70steen said...

DP ~ I hadn't associated Ginger nuts with crumbling as they are a 'well 'ard' bisquit... they are not allowed to mingle with other bisquits in my barrel!

Iam sure it won't be long before you get the accolade you deserve from the biccie industry ... maybe you will be honoured with a mention like the Queen does on products ... I may send a letter to help your cause along [the matchsticks may take more work as I don't think we manufacture them on these shores any more... my Mum used to make them in the 40s]

I am a bit worried about your gait should you shove a knitted gas mask down your undercrackers !! Aloe Vera may be slightly alarmed not to mention the population of SE England!!!

70steen said...

Dear Frac~ I have taken your plea on board and am knitting away.... I can imagine the distress that you work under .... I am sure there are laws about 'that' kind of pollution in the work place.... [just sorting out the invoices ... just wondering how many noughts to add ;) ]x

70steen said...
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70steen said...

GW ~ I am hoping she doesn't read my blog .... !!eeek!!

So I hear that you have a new lappy , does that mean you are blogging again?? {{{thank you avid reader for the knitted mask}}}

Daddy Papersurfer said...

TEENY ..... OH TEEN!!!! .... have you read this?

70steen said...

Ha HAAAAA she isn't here :P..
plus she has a fear of gas masks so this post will keep her away it's a bit like your photo on the mantle piece keeps kids away from the fire ;)