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The Really Really Boring And Totally Pointless Snippets Of Information Thread MK XII

Old 20th Jan 2009, 14:16
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That's cos Cousin Obama's a cool dude.
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 14:59
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One would have thought the Cousins would have had a bit more consideration and held that inaugathingy int summer it looks like it's feckin freezin over there.
Only just freezing, but the crowds filled the Mall around 9:30am, many hours before thje show. You'll note the white backsides of the many Jumbotron displays in the pictures taken down the Mall toward Washington Monument. They're the only way most of the folks will see anything.

As you know, we used to do it in March but the interregnum from November to March was too long - thus the January date which was set during F. D. Roosevelt's time.

We had a little snow in northern outer suburbs yesterday, but nothing like the six or eight inches of heavy white stuff the day before Kennedy's first inauguration. That caused chaos. Abandoned cars were all over downtown DC (and elsewhere). The Army shoveled out the parade route and the show went on. My boss at the time walked a number of miles home (in central DC) since city buses weren't working. That was well before the underground Metro system.

Edited to grant you that it was a bit below freezing after all.

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Old 20th Jan 2009, 15:15
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They were perhaps hoping for a bit of global warming?
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 15:15
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Norm - jealous - of Heathrow - I am not. I hate the overcrowded, overshopped, inconvenient wen of a place, and do anything I can to avoid flying through it. I and my luggage have never got home together yet if LHR is involved

The airlines' obsession with hub and spoke, and anything longhaul going via London is an expensive and time wasting irrelevance to those of us who had the nounce to stay in God's own country, but in the regions, and tough it out. We can still fly to the states from MAN direct - but on American carriers - so how do you think we go - not via LHR!

I doubt I would have had the same advantages in any other country - especially with my circumstances the last four years - which I will have to tolerate for the rest of my days.

That would have probably made me unemployable and bankrupt in some of our democracies - instead of semi retired- semi working, but still contributing because - prima facie - I ain't any different to anyone else on here.

I regularly read all the sneering and put downs on this and various boards about dear ol' blighty - but do you know - when push comes to shove - its amazing how the expats fly home looking for values that they recognise and the kind of assistance that is still typical of us.
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 15:20
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"The nounce to stay in God's own country" I thought you
lived in Cheshire? Not Yorkshire Frank.


I got a cheque for 50 from EDF for my power cut in December!
Wonderful, looking forward to the next one.

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Old 20th Jan 2009, 15:54
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I suppose that there Tennant chap had his good points,
but I never liked his lager.
Different family . . .
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 15:57
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Only slightly different G-CPTN. Only Slightly!
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 17:00
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I got a cheque for 50 from EDF for my power cut in December
Norm, now you can celebrate 50 yrs since joining the RAF. BTW 55 for me so get some in! As for where has it all gone? I can't remember! Can you?
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 17:51
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JUUD

One can only say that, what one suggests today, and supports with vigor, and pertinent graphic applications, is ignored But wonders of wonders, 5 to 7 months later, it becomes the latest mantra

I just gave up, operated the correct and prudent, and brought the rest along with me. Then I rewrote the Ops Specs (non AFM) after 24 months
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 20:24
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G-CPTN

That takes me back to a time before my youth was misspent.

And the "Sweetheart Stout" (disgusting stuff) had the same....


God, I'm getting old........
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 21:46
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Hmmm, in this world were everything is part of showbiz now one wonders if we would ever see a fat bald over sixty President of the USA again.
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 21:48
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Baldy obese, the qualities one desires?
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 21:54
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Norm, you did see the Daily Mash version of the Hudson bay crash landing?
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 22:08
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Hudson bay
Bad time of year to ditch over there, one thunk
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 22:12
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Cat wants to play, will be back soon........
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 06:58
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Where is everybody???
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 07:25
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Still asleep. We had a very short power cut in the night, which made a neighbour's alarm go off. It woke Stockette, who woke us to tell us.
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 07:43
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Brrrr!! cold and bright here,brrrrr! why is there no sound like brrrrr that indicates warm?,I suppose phewww!! would fit the bill.
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 09:14
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Probably recovering after yesterday's party Flyblue!

Relax Foss, Stockie and Mr Draper et al - the spots did eventually get painted over!

Hissel' displaying a small section of his fine collection of tools whilst electrickitfying up the new office:

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 09:33
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I see the chaps still have to do the technical work.
Another big ugly bastid coming up me river,it could do wi a lick of paint,nice bright sunny day though as you can see.
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