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What do you say to someone who has a marble made in China lodged in their head?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21648points) October 17th, 2011

I’m not as embarrassed to addmit I share DNA with this person, as I am scared that I could turn out like him.

To cut a long story short, my father is a magician, and for reasons best left unexplained, he put a little plastic marble that he had ordered from China in his ear. Now he can’t get it out and is driving over to hospital to get it out.

What the hell do I say to him when I talk to him later?

“what the hell was you thinking, stuffing a more than likely poisonous bead in to your ear” comes to mind.

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janbb's avatar

“Have you lost your marbles?”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Lucky to have this in “social”,

Is something loose in the noggin?

marinelife's avatar

One way not to lose your marbles, dad! After you stop laughing, of course!

smilingheart1's avatar

What are you doing after the show?

Blueroses's avatar

Did the doctor use forceps or a simple, “abra cadabra” to remove it?

blueiiznh's avatar

Any magician worth the rabbit in their hat should be able to get a chinese marble out of their ear. I mean seriously!

How about:
1) WTF were you thinking?
2) Is there anything else in there worth salvaging?
3) Hand over the rest of them right now!
4) You should have used ones made in the US!
5) Did they need to check the other orifices while they are doing this one?
6) Now you know why I did not follow in your footsteps.
7) Did these come from my Chinese Checker Board?

janbb's avatar

BTW, I think it is great that your Dad is a magician!

rebbel's avatar

Maybe ask him some questions while only move your lips no sound.

gailcalled's avatar

Off-topic; Is a plastic marble different than a glass or agate marble? Less majestic, less worthy of pity, less useful as a souvenir in a display case?

rebbel's avatar

@gailcalled Is a marble not by definition made of marble?

gailcalled's avatar

Read details, dear heart. I guess that he means a little round plastic bead.

..he put a little plastic marble that he had ordered from China…in his ear.

rebbel's avatar

@gailcalled Aha, a plastic marble…......
Let me make a fool of myself a second time and say that that sounds oxymoronic to me.

gailcalled's avatar

Too true. Damn your Engish.

rebbel's avatar

@gailcalled Yippie!!!!

CWOTUS's avatar

Whatever I said I would say silently, simply mouthing the words, and eventually (after he asked me to speak up several times) I would appear to be shouting at him… and not making a sound.

CWOTUS's avatar

That’s great! You made that marble totally disappear! What’s your next trick?

YoBob's avatar

How about “Abracadabra!” (accompanied by your best cheesy sarcastic grin)

CWOTUS's avatar

You could tell him the joke about the monkey and the pool ball…

A man had a monkey that he took into a bar. He claimed that the monkey would eat anything that it would put into its mouth. A few people took the bet, and offered things such as grapes, beer nuts and even cigarette butts. The monkey would pick up the object, stick it into his ass, then take it out and swallow it.

Most of the patrons were amused by this behavior, but they were all repulsed by what the monkey did first. One of them asked the owner, “Why does your monkey put the object in his ass before he eats it? That’s disgusting!”

The owner replied, “He had an unfortunate encounter with a pool ball that someone offered him three weeks ago. He was able to fit the ball in his mouth and even swallow it, but three days later he was in agony, and after he passed the ball he couldn’t walk for a week and a half.”

I don’t know how this applies to your dad, but maybe you can find a parallel somewhere.

YoBob's avatar

How about:

“What did they do to remove it, blow in your other ear?”

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I love your dad! How cool.

Sunny2's avatar

What were you thinking? When you were a kid, did you put a straw up your nose and have it come out your mouth? Ears don’t work that way.

Berserker's avatar

Wow man, what the hell? I’d ask if they were okay, and if everything went well. I don’t think I’d be able to not laugh a little though.

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