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DX Wombat
24th Jan 2013, 11:28
My search this morning for a photo of the Duchess of Atholl locomotive in various liveries produced this:


24th Jan 2013, 11:32
The End (http://bw.org/end/)

Zorro Polilla
24th Jan 2013, 12:02
Search engine probably programmed in LISP. Doesn't know its Atholl from its arthehole.

24th Jan 2013, 13:04
That'll be LITHP, thurely?

24th Jan 2013, 13:09
Hmmm, I'll settle for Izal, thanks.

G&T ice n slice
24th Jan 2013, 14:40
goo-goyle hates me
I search on "International Monetary Fund" and end up with links to "Whip & Leather Weekly"

(that's my excuse)

24th Jan 2013, 14:48
It wasn't during a search, but I did come across this BBC report on Wombats (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21161179) earlier today. As usual, had me blinking away some tears on the predicaments of some of our fellow travellers...

24th Jan 2013, 15:40
IZAL, the hardest of the toilet papers as it takes no s**t from anybody

24th Jan 2013, 15:48
Don't knock IZAL - remember, you can use both sides.....:}

24th Jan 2013, 16:01
thanks for the link airship

Australia's wombats struggling to survive

the seem unutterably cute..

unlike the Cambridge ones.

24th Jan 2013, 20:31
A wombat is a nocturnal creature that eats roots and leaves.

Aussie blokes are obviously descended from wombats!

24th Jan 2013, 20:49

Spot on :O

A bit of a beat up story, Wombats have been surviving for years,
yes, the fires have killed a fair few but Aus is one hell of a big country.

24th Jan 2013, 20:55
Given that M O'Leary forbids hie employees (allegedly) from charging their mobile phones using the firm's power sockets, I'm sure that Badger's Arse will appeal both to his particular sense of humour and his knack for saving every penny he can.

You've let the cat out of the bag, DX Wombat!

24th Jan 2013, 21:35
Don't knock IZAL - remember, you can use both sides.....:}

Bronco was pretty unforgiving stuff too - as was the torn up strips of Reveille that was to be found in my grandpa's outside facility in Canal Road.

24th Jan 2013, 22:13
Historically, in the farms of the mid West, wasn't it the Sears - Roebuck catalogue?

Come on cousins, confirm or deny.................

24th Jan 2013, 23:32
Until they started in with all those shiny pages...

Truth be told, the privy on our family farm (used only by the kids for an experience these days) has a cob box installed.

The grandparents were big fans in the day.

25th Jan 2013, 00:50
Didnt the old Compo Rations (before the grim boil in the bag) include toilet paper that was like IZAL but felt like taking a belt sander to the hoop? Not needed of course if you ate the biscuits brown at the start of exercise as a packet of those would bung up a bull African Elephant for a week, minimum

25th Jan 2013, 00:55
I think your ration packs must have been
exactly the same as ours because that is
how I remember the Australia one's.

That is IF you could eat the biscuit they were so hard.

Going to the loo ? ie you said, once a week :O

25th Jan 2013, 03:00
IZAL, the hardest of the toilet papers as it takes no s**t from anybody

Like the roll I once sent a USA friend - had a picture of George W. Bush on every sheet!

25th Jan 2013, 04:38
For the definitive text on this topic, see "The Specialist" (http://www.chicsale.net).

25th Jan 2013, 04:42
Here's a toilet roll that you really can use twice.

Captain Dart
25th Jan 2013, 05:33
The 'Badger's Arse' ad was done by 'Viz' magazine. Nothing but puerile toilet humour, news and celebrity spoofs and stupid comic strips including regular characters, and one-off strips like 'The Pissed-up Grim Reaper', 'The Wreck of the Shi-Tanic', and 'Captain Oats'.

And I love it. My favourite regulars are 'Johnny Fartpants', 'Biffa Bacon' and 'Eight Ace'.

25th Jan 2013, 06:23
Didnt the old Compo Rations (before the grim boil in the bag) include toilet paper that was like IZAL No, but it was nice and shiny like greasepaper.

Had a little printed box on each sheet, reputedly so you could tick it to show it had been used, as it certainly wouldn't absorb anything....

25th Jan 2013, 07:22
My google search for 'hardcore wigan slag' whilst researching the british aggregate industry brought up some pretty interesting results!