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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 5th Nov 2010, 10:48
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hands up who wants to be the one to tell her it's time to go?
Way back in the 1960s. Warbling happily away in the school choir, when -

"Stop, stop, stop everybody"
"Handsfree, sing that last bit on your own"

"Warble, warble, warble"

"You can't sing in tune, can you Handsfree ?"

"No, sir"

Took up the trumpet instead.

Stotty cake: looks like a Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffin to me.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 10:50
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She's been in the choir 40 years,
I think this problem exists in most Choirs. We certainly have one or two who joined many years ago, before proper auditions were introduced.
It's a difficult problem. Telling someone they can't sing very well is on a level with criticising someone's driving, especially when they've been doing for years

Bottom Muffin
The mind boggles!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 10:53
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A lot of fake Stotty Cakes have appeared around here of late they look like stotty but are pale imitations,real Stotty is very dense and heavy and has a unique texture and flavor,these fakes appear to be made from ordinary bun dough,int olden days hereabouts anybody caught uttering forged stotty would have spent a week in the stocks being pelted wi shite.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 10:57
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One knows that Muffin the Mule is nowadays illegal, but what you Lancashire folk get up to should be kept behind closed doors, if you don't mind.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 10:57
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You describe my own experience in the school choir in about 1973 very accurately Mr HF! I seem to have inherited my vocal chords from both my father and grandfather - we used to get very strange looks from the rest of the congregation on the rare occasions we stood in a line belting out a hymn. Surprisingly with consistent genes like that my son seems to sing quite well, and is a leading light in his school choir!

My driving's better.....
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 11:36
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Vaughan Williams

Ms SP, 'tis not well known, but my in-laws used to live in the house where Vaughan Williams was born. It was called "Pilgrims" and is in the village of Down Ampney in Gloucestershire (just!).

Mrs Fairr and I were married in the local church there, where the vicar was a great bloke. A couple of stories from that time;

The vicar enlisted during WWII and was sent as part of a reinforcing unit in 1941 to Singapore. Got there just in time to be captured by the Japs and spent a fairly rough 4 years as one of their guests. Upon returning home to his village in Glos, he knocked on the door of his parents, whence his mother opened the door and promptly fainted. He had been posted "missing believed killed". Overnight his mothers' hair turned white, and she never really recovered. He joined the ministry shortly afterwards and tended three parishes where we were.

When we came to get married, the local church had been exorcised 6 months previously, there had been sightings of naked ladies cavorting in the graveyard, and on numerous occassions, the vicar had felt a "presence". Huge candelabra that were on shelves in the roof area, protected by fiddles, suddenly were dashed to the floor, narrowly missing the vicar. A man not easily phased, he was given pause for thought by these activities, hence the exorcism.

Aviation content: On the church wall there is a plaque dedicated to the RAF Transport Command aircrew who flew from the, now disused, airfield, on re-supply missions for the Arnhem fiasco, amongst whom was one "Professor" Jimmy Edwards, DFC, of "Whacko!" fame.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 11:59
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local church had been exorcised 6 months previously, there had been sightings of naked ladies cavorting in the graveyard
What eejit decided to exorcise them, fer goodness' sake??
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:01
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WRT to the pikkie of the ejection,
what's he doing still sitting there??
on a command ejection the back seater always goes first, if the front seater goes first, there's a chance of the back seater hitting him as he leaves!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:26
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True is that. Also a neat way to rid oneself of heat-seeking missiles if you've run out of decoy flares but not run out of Navs.

That particular pick is a fake however, been done to death on several forums.

Chez Gainesy we had to agree that all muffins, pikelets, crumpets etc would be known as muppets to save arguments, her bein Iceni an all.

Grey drizzley an blowin a half hooli down here.

OOOh Look, JF's still vertical....
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:33
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Hmmmm, yon picky was nicked from a page purporting to be amazing pictures not photoshopped Mr G,but of course on shall take your word forrit.

Buggah!if the Kirk can be infested wi evil spirits what chance have we got who dwell in gaffs steeped in sin.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:36
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As I reached for my thesaurus (don't bother wondering why), I thought "It should be 'a saurus' because if I call it 'the saurus' that would imply that I am the only person to have one.

I bet one or two of you have got one too.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:44
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You're a week previous, Gainesy, 'tis next Friday that assembled crinklies lay waste to Downing Street . . . . Always the Friday afore Remembrance Sunday - makes it easy for us of a limited brain to work out!

Got an important rugby match the following day - The OWs are playing back at their alma mater on the occassion of it being an OW Reunion. The oppo have kindly agreed to KO early, ie 1200, as there will be much imbibing and chomping going on afterwards, as well as the game at HQ against the Pods.

Could well be a lost weekend methinks.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:50
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Morning all, drizzling near the Meridian, still mild though.

Went to see doc this morning to ask her to find out WTF is going on with regards to some sort of diagnosis for me.

I see that a chap from Rotehrham has had his pelvis busted by a Doris Mark IV on a mobility scooter. She ploughed into him and then whizzed off saying she had to get to Tescos. They haven't got her yet.

Near our local Co-op there's a sad character with a mobility scooter who is obviously an alcoholic. The only time I see him is when he trundles out for replacement refreshment (wine, lots of it, paid for by credit card -- he can never remember the number).

He enjoys using the road rather than pavement and gets quite shirty if car drivers dare to overtake him. He has a novel turn of phrase. I suppose I should report all this because he'll get killed sooner or later. But then the authorities will do something like take his scooter away and order him to stop drinking, force a healthy diet onto him, get him doing yoga etc.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:56
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I still have a copy of that programme on the manufacture and assembly of the RR Trent engine,

Totall fastidious in every aspect they are, so it does sound like a design problem. Unless some bugger threw their chewing gum in there.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 13:14
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As usual the sun has changed to rain!

Nowt for it then....early spa.


Nibbles and drinkies please girls. No not a stottie want to swim not sink!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 13:53
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Fireworks in FSL's local park this evening - free entry, but not recommended for SWH or the Red Hairbrush . . .
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 13:57
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We're having our firework party NEXT weekend - several advantages... We can be in to monitor the dogs, fireworks are cheaper and don't have to fight all the mob to see them.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:33
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There are plenty of places they could hold their stupid and wasteful firework display apart from my Park,scares to poo out of the poor Swans and the rest of the wildlife such as SWH has to be nobbled with a ACP tablet.

Apparently some Canadian Pensioners have bought the railway line to the Channel Tunnel,lord knows how they will get it back home.
Wonder if someone we know is behind this outrage.
Still it could be worse it could be the Chines,they seem to be buying up everything that is not tied down at the moment and after all, we still own Canada dont we?
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 15:05
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Oh dear. A Qantas747-400 has just turned back at Singapore for a precautionary landing after problems with it's number 1 engine. All safe and sound.

To lose one engine may be regarded as unfortunate, to lose two looks like carelessness.

Could be a chap or two missing from the pub tonight.

Seems to be a dearth of fireworks around here this year. Recession starting to bite ?
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 15:09
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Those things look far to big anyway,tint natural summat that size flitting about in the sky.

The wastefulness of blowing 30,000 pounds worth of fireworks away in twenty minutes is the main topic of conversation among us grumps in the corner shops post offices and such today.
Probably some Gateshead councilors half wit Brother in law got the job of lighting the blue touch paper,so they cant scrap that can they,they can make few of the gardeners in me park redundant though.
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