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

Old 1st Nov 2010, 11:47
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I LOVE that clip, reddo!

Magnus, these particular mushies were provided by a terribly nice member of the congregation at the Kirk, who will usually turn up on a Sunday at this time of year bearing a basket for the choir.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 11:53
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Having always officially disapproved of trick or treating, had a LOVELY time last night doing the same with Octokitten (6) (Octokitten no. 2 initially accompanied us, but as he's not quite 3, decided the whole thing was too daunting despite the sweeties on offer and was taken home by his daddy). We wouldn't have gone if some friends hadn't persuaded us, but in their little bit of the Burbs, nearly every other house had a lit pumpkin outside (indication that they are happy to participate). Came back to friends' place with enough sweets to last us for a year, and the children loved answering the door to other trick-or-treaters (while the parents recovered from the exercise with plenty of wine). Fantastic evening.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 12:25
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Strewth, that was a bit of a read-in.

No Trick or Treaters round here. They're still looking for the last lot.

Saw a great cartoon someplace though, couple lost in forest and girl says: "Why don't you ask that guy in the ski-mask?"
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 12:50
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Stockpicker must have left her desk to go to lunch, FTSE in negative territory now.

Can't believe how sunny and pleasant it is, two Newfoundlands asleep and snoring at my feet in the conservatory and windows and doors thrown wide open, can't be bad.

Just had a huge pile of melted mature cheddar cheese on toast with some pickle.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:10
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Yet another shopper at WalMart courtesy of one of my favourite sites -- after PPRuNe of course.

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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:10
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I'm back! And it's up again now!
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:23
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Looking at a graph of the intra-day FTSE 100 you can see that Stockie had lunch from 1200 to 1230 and a tea break at 1000.

Off to the surgery for the jabbing of the flu. If I turn pink and start grunting you know what caused it.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:25
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Hmm. If I'd been plied with a glass of cheer at every house with a pumpkin that we called at, the poor bairn would have had to carry me home.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:39
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Being a Patriot one is nibbling on a good honest English Eccles Cake.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 13:42
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Looks like a classic inverse head and shoulders forming there hands.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:03
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If global warming continues you folks down South are going to need one of these,apparently the wee buggas are already infesting Cornwall.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:23
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Looks like a classic inverse head and shoulders forming there hands.
... and the ISM doesn't hurt, angels!
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:23
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That graph looks like my workout trace from my heart rate monitor.

I thought the FTSE 100 moved in response to Stockie's champagne consumption? I bet they didn't teach that at uni.

Need to pack a bag and off to the doc's soon. Results day.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:36
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MIDLGW, JSL & cpy JUUD

Had you (MID & JSL) been around when the operation which became yours started at LGW. To overcome a snag with CC scheduling, industrial doc. & CAP371, we invented a "Non Op Day". A "nonop" day was a Duty Day Free of All Duty BEA Airtours did do some stuff with the Mailine contracts back then (early 70s)

Yes we worked the oracle
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:39
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Ouch.......oink,oink.
All flu'd up for the winter now.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 14:47
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Mrs. MagnusP must have heard this in the past.
How can I put this, Lon? Unlike many, I have been tae Blair. Scenic it is, but the magic o' the fields o' Blair escapes me, as of maudlin Belle and the old bore Jock.

That music is of that perennial class, "Here's tae us, Honest Workin' Lads!" In the Ottawa Valley the HWLads are loggers on the river. If further south you are Johnny Cash he is a steel-drivin' man. The essence of the HTUHWL song is that the HWL always nabs the neat chick from the city slicker. Oh Phooeey! Spare me.

A classic HTUHWL song infested the airwaves some twenty-odd years ago, "The Gypsy Rover". That toad, many will remember, whistled and sang 'til the greenwood rang, and he won the heart of the laa-aaa-a-dy.

She left her faither and her ain true love and bogged off, regardless of reputation, a bit of a slut if you ask me, certainly in Presbyterian circles, with the damned Gypsy Rover. My how I detested that song!

You know the result, of course. She got tired of the greenwood and that cursed teetle-teetle-teetle and came crawling back hame after a month. No? Not at all? Really? How so?

Ahhhhhhhhh! Now we get to the truth! You tell me the Gypsy Rover SOB was a Prince with Broad Acres a' His Ain, and the minx is now lolling around in silk chewing Turkish Delight and giving sh*t to the serving wench, probably Irish! Yup! Now there's the truth!

Now to those bl**dy fields o' Gowrie. Been there. You get on the bus at the crack of dawn for the tatties or the raspberries in season and after an hour or two disembark with the miserable crowd tae "howk" or "gaither", being issued with the implements of howking or gaithering. Hours later, the back is breaking, but the hands of the clock have moved but five minutes. Huh? Five? So it goes, the tatties elusive, the berries invisible.

The rate paid for howking or gaithering is geared to minimum slave wages. By day's end you know (no, let's go right into HTUWHL idiom: "Ye ken fu' weel", Hech! Hech! Mun!) how Uncle Tom felt out pickin' them bolls of cotton for Massa in the Plantation, because you yourself now have a whole stream of Massas above you, from Fermer, to Grieve, to the Grotty clerk who weighs and pays (not much) for production.

Makes the heart warm to the Industrial Revolution. Jock, and you too Miss Stewart, you go shove that jiggle-jiggle zing-zing droning music. Incidentally, I learned just the other day that Andy Clyde, hero of a dozen Hollywood cowboy epics, was born at Blairgowrie in 1892. Got out in time, I see! Sing folksy songs about those fields?

In a pig's .........

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Old 1st Nov 2010, 15:02
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Bl**dy 10 to take a screw out of my tyre.
And then stick in a rubber plug to stop the leak.
Bl**dy Council should make a better job of
sweeping the roads!!!
Pure carelessness I think.
Gave the young lad as fixed it 5 for his trouble.
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 15:03
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Ouch.......oink,oink.
How about the ....tweet...tweet one, handsfree?
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 15:05
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I wonder when "sheep flu" will do the rounds?
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Old 1st Nov 2010, 15:07
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Would the financial wizards aka Angels and Stockie give a bit of advice on the USD.I have to pay for a holiday and buy dollars by February but Mrs 1DC thought some financial guru forecast the pound going down at a rate of knots any time now. Would they agree with that? Perhaps i should invest now instead of February..
All advice appreciated and at my risk of course..
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