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The Really Really Boring And Totally Pointless Snippets Of Information Thread Mk VIII

Old 16th May 2006, 13:14
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angels

Why do you have to qualify "London" with Stansted?

After too many years there, I hate London.

Only go to the North West these days and then for a max of 4 days at a time, no more than thrice a year.

Unfortunately Capn

The BBC is overrun with such people on air these days...the World Service news is full of errors and " Coleman Balls"
Only this morning, I was under the impression that the Germans had bombed Liverpool again last night and WW2 was still in full swing!
Where's that Churchill bloke when you need him?

Rusty

You are indeed fortunate...news announcers are fair game.
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:18
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Thanks for welcome. Very squally up here, off to re-examine Davy Jones (tries to keep water wings dry)
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:21
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Ah ! a new wonk word or phrase rather.
Junk = Cultural Debris.

One spare room is now full of cultural debris.
One needs no Glock,one just gives em the Draper look,they see it in the eyes ,the red mist about to descend,the Draper madness about to crash through the thin veneer of control.


The nice elady up the road had brung one the first bag of rhubarb of this summer tiz simmering on the stove as we speak with some chopped up apple and will be fortified with a liberal amout of honey a bit later.
yummy
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:24
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One shall be able to listen to your programme again this eve, Ibbie ... one does not have to be up early tomorrow.

angels, take a deep breath, my sweet ... and a slug of laudanum ... and relax. You can fill us in on the details when you feel better.

You got it, Rusty ... the left hook to the kneecap AND the stiletto heel carefully applied to the foot. One does not always fight fair ...
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:28
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You had better not let Mr Rusty Twotter near that rhubarb Drapes.
It will probably bring on an attack of gout, should he sample it.

On the other hand, Bluey may wish you to force feed him some!

H'mm! They're at it again.....BBC NW news has just gone from studio to reporter looking at the floating bomb. with the link "Over to Sophie"....and a bloke with a bald head appeared!
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:47
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Bombs can have frightening effects.
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:52
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William Rufus.

The reign of King William the Second
Were an uninteresting affair
There's only two things that's remembered of him
That's his sudden death and his red hair.

He got his red hair from his Mother,
The crown that he wore were his Dad's,
And the arrow that came at the end of his reign
Were a well-deserved gift from the lads.

For William were cunning and cruel,
Addicted to every vice
He'd bluster and perjure and ravage and murder,
Apart from all that... he weren t nice.

He'd two brothers called Robert and Henry,
One older, one younger than he,
And by terms of the Will of old Conqueror Bill
The estate had been split into three.

Thus William became King of England;
And Normandy... that went to Bob;
Young Hal got no throne, but received a cash bonus
Instead of a regular job.

But Bob weren't content with his Dukedom,
And Will weren't content with his throne
Both wanted the lot and each started to plot
How to add t'other share to his own.

Young Hal went from one to the other,
Telling each as be thought he were right,
And mixing the pudding he roused the bad blood in
Them both till they reckoned they'd fight.

So Will got his army together
And planned an invasion of France,
But HaI chanced to find out what Will had in mind
And sent Robert a line in advance.

The result were when Bill crossed the Channel,
Instead of t'surprise that were meant,
He was met on the shore by Duke Bob and his Normans.
And came back as fast as he went.

And later when Bob crossed to England,
Intending to ravage and sack,
It were Henry again who upset the campaign
And t'were Robert this time that went back

After one or two sim'lar debacles
They tumbled to Henry's tricks,
And joined with each other to find their young brother
And take him and knock him for six.

But Henry got wind of their coming,
And made off without more ado
To his fortified pitch on the Isle of St. Michel,
From which he cocked snooks at the two.

When they found things had come to a deadlock
They shook hands and called it a day,
But though Henry pretended that quarrels was ended
He still had a card he could play.

He came back to England with William
And started a whispering campaign
To spoil his prestige with his vassals and lieges
Which whispering wasn't in vain.

For one day when William were hunting
An arrow from somewhere took wing,
And William were shot, falling dead on the spot,
And Henry proclaimed himself King.

So young Henry, who started with nothing,
At the finish held England in thrall,
And as Bob were away with a party Crusading,
He pinched his possessions and all.

Marriott Edgar - monologues
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Old 16th May 2006, 14:35
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Phew. That laudanem is niiiiiice..... Thanks Bluey!

Still busy. Back later.
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Old 16th May 2006, 14:57
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Ta for the warning, Mr IBBY. His Admiralship's prose on the subject of rhubarb set one to thinking about same. One saw some in veggie shop this morning and was about to sally forth on a mission calculated to end up in rhubarb, ginger and apple crumble.

Perhaps one will continue with the sortie to said veggie emporium and limit oneself to the ingredients for an apple, pear, ginger and cinnamon crumble...





Mmmmmmcustard...!
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:08
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You're only fooling yourself, Rusty - just imagine a big, fat, juicy steak on the braai.....
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:12
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Hah! Looks like one got away with it.
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:29
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Afternoon all, one has been to Worcester...and one has returned from Worcester. One has nothing to say
Will read a few posts and then maybe go for an early beer or two ...because one will wear out ones thumb twiddling muscles if one gets bored!
What have you got away with Gainsey ?? do tell
Perhaps one could also get away with something...one likes getting away with little misdemeanours on occasion don't you know
When one was younger one used to go "scrumping" at the nearby allotments...one used to nick the odd bit of Rhubarb and then try to eat the bloody stuff raw with ones partners in crime The apples were nice though
Ones tomato plants are coming along nicely...prolly coz boss woman waters them and feeds them. I have a little book with various recipes for home made wines, we have some elderflower bush thingys...so I will have a bash at it later in the year...if it turns out as good as last years blackberry wine I may be gone for some time
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:35
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Two points: second world war bomb, perhaps she wished to differentiate from a first world war bomb

Originally Posted by G-CPTN
Bombs can have frightening effects.
only if they go bang went you're too close
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:37
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Regarding Pingwings:

the males ..... have larger bills
That's because the females have a taste for the more expensive things...

Feeling kinda "bleah" today. Head hurty here, too. Chest and back a little hurty (lingering gridiron injury, dislocated ribs back in '01), and belly hurty, too. Maybe it's the weather. Finally rained last night, all thundery and lightningy. Still mizzling out there, but should taper off today. Then another week of sunny and hot before another wave comes through.

Weather Service talking about 3 major 'canes to hit Florida this year. One loves thunderstorms, but hurry-canes are a different animal.

US crew on watch...
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Biggles Flies Undone
You're only fooling yourself, Rusty - just imagine a big, fat, juicy steak on the braai.....

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!




You sir, are a cad and a bounder.....

Name your weapon.







Back under bed where thumb sucking resumes....
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:55
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Afternoon everyone! Leeds is something like this... EGNM 161420Z VRB01KT 9999 FEW008 SCT025 14/11 Q1013.

anna - as you say, your tongue in cheek post looks like it might have been misconstrued by some, (but not me!) so I think I'll let it lie there.

BFU, what a sooper pooch.

Belated welcome to twinscrew (sounds like something you would pay mucho euro for in Amsterdam (there yer go, nige, never one to disappoint!))

One hears Bluey is a closet software pirate - can you get me a full copy of 'Photoshop'? £10 on it's way by paypal.

Anyone heard from reddo recently?

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Old 16th May 2006, 16:02
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Hmm,dunno about all them numbers and letters, one can tell you catagoricaly that tiz pissin down on Tyneside.

One is thinking of venturing into the dark side and looking at Les Pauls on Ebay.
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Old 16th May 2006, 16:08
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Thanks Timm, I thought the use of a would have, shall we say, banished the apparent darkness in my soul (something I shall be quoting for some time).
I've just got back from a lovely afternoon in the fine company of Ms Stockpicker and Misty...who also doubles as a shreader when taunted.
I'm off back out now as I realised, upon reaching the top step before my flat, that I had forgotton to buy some strong flour on my way back...I'm making garlic bread for ones dinner.
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Old 16th May 2006, 16:13
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One hears Bluey is a closet software pirate
Huh????? Mate, one barely knows enough to be able to switch one's computer on, let alone go around pirating software. I know that people think I'm some sort of computer genius if they see me using Corel but I have been using that programme for years and can do it in my sleep so it might seem that I'm clever but I'm really thick where computers are concerned.

Photoshop is an Adobe product, I believe. I've never used it myself, always used Corel so I don't know where you'd get one, timm.

Sorry you're not feeling well, Romeo ... would a big
(((H U G)))
help? Gently applied, of course.

Biggles, that was really, really crool. Now look what you've done ... Rusty is hiding under the bed again and I can't reach him to beat him up.

One has heard on the news about that mine found floating in the Mersey ... does anyone know if it's been dealt with yet?

Anna ... just saw your post ... what on earth is "strong" flour? I've never heard of that even though I make bread myself.
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Old 16th May 2006, 16:14
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Hmmm,one wonders if rhubard is related to celery,they seem to be constructed along similar engineering lines,they do taste totaly different of course.but then, one once knew twin sisters who were the same.

Mines Bah! when Drapes sailed British waters mines was thickern fleas on a penguin,popping up all over the place they was,Gray Funnel chaps would come out in one of their little boats and shoot at the feckers with muskets until they exploded,then back into harbour they would go, because those chaps don't like being at sea for to long or getting to far away from the land ,no fuss job done, they got to make a drama out of every thing nowadays.
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