Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

5

If, dearest, you object to my futzing with the gris-gris I wear around my neck, please know that I pass my time this way only because the amulet, properly positioned, transports me to a cloud-cuckoo-land in which I am no longer victim to the passive-aggression of an aging, vindictive spouse. (by Rudi)

4

Don't bother futzing around with a gris-gris when you've been put down and are feeling vindictive enough to put a hoodoo on the offender, because you're in cloud-cuckoo-land if you think that any talisman has supernatural influence. (by Et Seqq)

3

My vindictive colleague was in cloud-cuckoo-land after planting a noxious gris-gris in my office, gleefully imagining that I would waste the rest of my day futzing with the printer to get it working again. (by branner)

2

When my country, Cloud-Cuckoo Land, gained independence from France in the 1960s, the time for anticolonial vindictiveness and for futzing around was over and I was commissioned to design the new national flag featuring my people's gris-gris, a cuckoo bird sitting on a cloud, a project I performed to the satisfaction of our President who honored me by bestowing on me for one year the title of 'Le Grand Cuckoo de Cloud-Cuckoo Land'. (by Sami)

1

"This gris-gris," said the witch-doctor, "will cause your enemies to futz around endlessly in a cloud-cuckoo-land of idleness and wasted time, rather than attending to their work; and therefore it is the perfect choice for the vindictive coworker vying for a promotion--yours for just $29.95." (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Friday, April 08, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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