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The really really boring and totally pointless snippets of information thread XXII

Old 9th Nov 2013, 08:52
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Bloody amateur,a Master Mariner would know the rules of he road,no need to fanny on shouting into these new fangled wireless machines.

When two vessels are meeting bow on or near bow on so as to involved the risk of collision EACH shall alter course to Starboard so that each may pass on the Port side of the other,
From me TATES SEAMANSHIP,1920 EDITION 2/-
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 09:27
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EACH shall alter course to Starboard
Or as Lt. Phillips would say, "Right hand down a bit."

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Old 9th Nov 2013, 10:16
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Climbs down off soapbox and crawls back into cardboard box ...
Dad would talk about the war and his part in it, but you'd never have guessed he'd been in combat. I looked up his ship's history on the net and found he'd been in some pretty serious engagements. When I was visiting on his 80th birthday, I mentioned an action against a flotilla of Schnellboots that took place off Cap D'Antifer shortly after D-Day and he started telling me about it. When he got to the bit where they were steaming into Portsmouth to set down casualties and the dead, he burst into tears.

61 years is a long time to bottle up one's feelings about the death of your best friend.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 10:21
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Hmmm, I see they are holding open auditions for the next star wars movie,they require a bonny young lass and a handsome athletic boy,the lass is to have a starring roll in the movie the handsome athletic boy is for the casting director.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 10:28
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Don't you just love the opinions of some priests at times. Maybe he should volunteer to go out to Helmand province and talk to the troops under fire.
While he is at it he could maybe go forward and try to convert some of the Taliban.

I would pay to watch that.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 11:35
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Thunder and lightning and hailstones here.Big hailstones!!
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 11:43
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Just for a change, a nice story..........

BBC News - Essex girl wakes to find fox on her bed

Good onya gal !
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 12:03
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Excuses

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Old 9th Nov 2013, 15:23
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Well done Scotland

What sort of Japanese name is Bloadhurst?
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 18:03
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Greetings,

Yet another fine day. Just after sunset Africa's peaks clearly visible, best this season.

The good ship Oceana is sneaking out of Ma Lager port under cover of darkness.

Knackered after shifting 2 Cubic meters of Olive Logs into dry storage.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 18:28
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Been a beautiful sunny day here also,cant say I can see Africa oot me window but I can see Kibblesworth,would be able to see Nephew Drapers house but it is hid behind a chimney pot.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 20:31
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BBC News - Essex girl wakes to find fox on her bed
I'm sure 11-year olds didn't have a bosom that size when I were a lad......now i feel deprived.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 21:02
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Well done to the MOD for producing the most emotional, heart-warming moment of the Festival of Remembrance. For those of you who didn't see it a group of five girls, called "The Poppy Girls" sang a song. Their ages range from 10 years to 17 years old and the father of each is a serving officer. Of these five four were present to hear the girls sing the father of (I think) the youngest was at sea on the Indian Ocean so unable to see her perform - or so she thought until Huw Edwards said "Well, Megan, we have a surprise for you" and her father, not due to go on leave for another three months, appeared at the top of the steps. I don't need to tell you what happened next, all I can say is that the dust from the Albert Hall gets everywhere.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 21:40
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Good evening.

Has anyone seen the invisible cat recently ?
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 22:07
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Cat? Cat? What cat? Where is it? Tell me, tell me! WOOF!
That should bring it out into the open.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 22:25
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What was that noise ?
Next time that silly dawg wakes me up, I'll rip 'is head off !
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 22:32
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"Well, Megan, we have a surprise for you"

BBC News - Poppy girl emotional reunion with her serving father
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 03:20
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I have a headache again for the second time in 2 days. Both times have been caused by a neighbour gardening.
He has been taking small tree shrub type things out and planting large Rhododendron trees in their place.
He has a diesel truck with a small crane on the back to do the very heavy lifting.It is the low deep sounding
droning frequency that I hear when the motor is just ticking over very slowly that is causing my headache.When the
motors revs increase the pounding in my head stops. I am used to much larger and smaller diesel motors than this and
they have never caused this. I wonder if it's something to do with my natural body frequency being in sync with the motor?
It went on for over 4 hours yesterday and so far over 3 hours today and if they weren't decent folk I would be doing a FSL
trick and shake a big stick whilst shouting at them.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 03:49
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Has anyone seen the invisible cat recently ?
No, I haven't ... but then he IS very difficult to spot.

Also missing is our resident of lifeboat #5. I've put fresh orange juice in there and a warm, fluffy blanket but there's still no sign of him ...
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 05:44
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Greetings all.
A cold start but clear and dry.
Ideal weather for later tootling down to the war memorial for the Remembrance service.

Keep a look out folks for chunks of space junk returning to earth. They know not where they know not when which is heartening.

On a chilly old morning such as this there is just one way to go - eggs, bacon and a grilled tomato.
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