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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 9th Oct 2014, 07:59
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Fekn bendroflumethiazide.
I'll second that emotion.
Usually wakes me up between 3 and 3:30.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 08:07
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Look at it this way Mr Magnus. You'll never over-sleep if you have to be up early - it's a sort of apothecary's alarm clock.

I take mine in the morning and by the time bed-time comes around, I'm well and truly drained. It's the cramps caused by the fekn simvastin that wakes me up!
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 08:24
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That benofloopy stuff gave me terrible cramps,probably caused by dehyration,so stopped taking them,I refuse to take tablets that make you feel worse after you have taken them than you did before,our GPs have just become pimps for the pharmaceutical industry,if they cant get any patient over fifty years of age on at least five tablets a day they feel they have failed in their duty to the pill industry.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 08:25
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cramps caused by the fekn simvastin
I'll second that as well.
The cramps got so bad that I was taken off them and then tried on all the other statins. It just got worse and worse and came to the point that I was losing huge chunks of memory as well. In the end the doctor concluded that I was sensitive to statins, took me off them and left it at that.
I agree with your philosophy on pills and GPs Mr D.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 09:05
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I used to suffer with terrible cramps at night, Doc took me off oil based statins and put me on water based statins and the cramps stopped very quickly,within a few days. I now get cramps,sometimes, if i have a lot of booze, fish and chips, steak etc. all the nice things in life. I don't mind the odd self inflicted wound.
Sunny here, birds won't be happy i've run out of fat balls..
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 09:39
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Morning all.

Well I can thoroughly recommend Budapest to those that haven't been - really cool city - nice chilled atmosphere and beautiful architecture, with great (cheap) wine.

I do NOT, however, recommend going their with Easyjet due to their facilities (lack of) on the ground - the "gate" for boarding is what I can only describe as a metal shack (think cowshed) on the tarmac where you show your boarding pass and queue for boarding. Never seen anything like it. In really hot or really cold weather it must be unbearable. Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the place twice, because after we'd queued for ages, they found they had to replace a tyre, so sent us all back to the main terminal for a bit, only to go through the whole queuing thing again later.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 10:12
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Ooops. The cousins appear to have bent one in Lincolnshire.

BBC News - USAF F-15 jet crashes in Lincolnshire

Witness Janet Prescott said: "It's frightening to think that the jet has passed over houses and the village school. Who knows how that jet could have come down."
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 10:18
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One's spies informed me of that event last night Mr Magnus,and one posted same, fortunately both pilot and village school are doing well.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 11:50
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Sorry, Mr D, read-in was rather hurried this morning and I missed that.

Just had quite a satisfying morning chucking stuff out while my boss is on holiday.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 11:50
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I'll second that emotion

+ A N Other

Reminds me of chatting to others in a rural doctor's waiting room many years ago.

We had a variety of ailments but discovered we were all on Valium & Mogadon !
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 11:59
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An "Oops moment" from the Beeb....



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Old 9th Oct 2014, 12:05
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Why is it you always waken up needing a widdle half an hour before getting up time?
another alternative, but then we'd call you Swampy
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 12:23
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The important thing is that we wake up,long may we continue to do so.
Bloody cold here.
Think those Pilots would be a bit more careful if they got their wages docked for the price of one of they things
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 12:38
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Agreed, tony. Waking up is always a good start to the day.

The only bit about heart surgery that frightened me was when they gave me the shot in the back of my hand and - for that moment just before I was gone - I wondered if I'd ever wake up again.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:06
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Sad picture,Newcastle Trams 1950 waiting for the man from the knackers yard to come and get them.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:16
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Hope to visit the Tram Museum at Crich sometime. I have made a small model tram for the Mechanical Diorama I am working on with Mrs JR; currently making the mechanism to work it all.

Bloody Camembert, sitting there smugly on my cat-safe pillar drill and making its unique unpasteurised stench pervade the entire workshop. It's making me really hungry, but will not be ripe for another two weeks, and it's driving me crazy, blooming thing. I think I will have to invent a "Ready To Eat" button on cheeses; push the button and it's instantly ready. Might invent one for figs too.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:30
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20-30 mins. to change a B737 wheel assy on the ramp.....assuming you have a spare...assuming you have a jack...assuming you have a motivated crew. That's even in -20C with 40kph winds and blowing snow.


F1 would ask to come and observe. (kidding)...but never a need to overly delay pax.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:46
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Bloody Camembert
Synchronicity - I am currently watching Australian Masterchef on the telly - and one of the contestants just failed in a "cheese naming" challenge by calling a King Island Dairy Brie, a Camembert.

One is a fan of King Island Brie, and recognised it immediately from the TV screen - no need to even taste it
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:48
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Whenever I plant out seeds in trays I get a small return. 4 weeks ago we gave three packets of seeds to the farm next door to put through their germination programme. Picked up 500 seedlings last night all with very advanced roots. Just planted 200 marigolds and 92 spinach. 200 mixed (butterfly attracting) plants to go. My back will be bad in the morning.

Got a leak on my wine box and it's not an intentional one.
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 14:35
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Much better than Camembert is Neufchatel. The best place to buy it is in and around Neufchatel-en-Bray where the producers will ripen it for you until it can practically walk by itself.
A fully ripe one will be brownish and have a sharp tangy flavour that will tingle your taste buds.

Any comment about it being similar to Camembert will guarantee a hostile, if not violent, response.
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