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

Old 15th Oct 2014, 23:26
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Mmm, wagon wheels-with jam sounds wonderful. In junior school we had a sort of tuck shop-actually a table in the hall. I was one of the pupils who had to man it. We sold wagon wheels, jammy dodgers, ginger snaps and a marshmallow biscuit. They were 1d each. Us servers could have the broken ones for free. I was quite spotty for a while-must have been all that sugar
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 23:30
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WARNING Mr D. appears at 1.16

The Dancing Traffic Light - YouTube
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 23:35
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Nice one Nervous
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 01:16
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Still no proper rain a few drops yesterday and that was it.

Preparing for the worst when I get home...will I melt??
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 01:39
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We had a lot of rain up here Nigel, in the shadow of Mt. Tam, so we usually get more than the rest of the Bay Area.
Monday is supposed to have a lot more.
Hows your job future?, we are all waiting with bated breath.

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Old 16th Oct 2014, 03:31
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Thunderstorms all around us for 24 hrs.
One is consumed with jealousy, Exascot ... one loves thunderstorms and we don't have all that many hereabouts.

Now do I confess to SWMBO that it was only a rabbit and not a rat as at the moment I am her hero for chasing a giant rat away ?
Just tell her it was a large lagomorph and you will be even more of a hero.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 07:35
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Good morning

Blue cloudless sky above. Supplies run first job, plus a visit to the beer token dispensing machine.

one loves thunderstorms and we don't have all that many hereabouts.
You can have as many of ours as you want Bluey.

DHL next day delivery do?


Hmm....Not many peeps up and about this morning.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 07:50
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Pneumatic umbrella - would that be the correct name ?

Stuff the lab. test video, let's see it actually working in the street before I'm convinced.

But then the DC-8 (?) had forced air over the windscreens in place of wiper blades, the click-clack of the 707 blades, switched on when breaking out of cloud near to the ground was a definite distraction, ( to me, at least ) so maybe there is something in it.

Unlikely to turn inside out in a strong wind tho', but one might have to work out some sort of wind vector calculation, if angling it over ones' shoulder to protect from a fierce wind from behind ?

Doubtless there would be a Smartphone App. for that, should it ever hit the retail market.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 08:00
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Tiz our anniversary today. One has a surprise at the ready.

Those "ventilators" are the air intakes for the boiler rooms. Burning vast quantities of coal requires equally vast amounts of air. Talking to an old Royal Navy stoker, he said that on the Arctic convoys, the boiler room was the coldest place on the ship, with the ventilator fans drawing loads of 'fresh air' in all the time. Dad disputes that - he reckons the coldest place he ever experienced was the yard arm on KGV.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 08:31
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Hmm....Not many peeps up and about this morning.
Slept in this morning. Didn't wake up until gone 7. A minor miracle.

Still dull and damp and the trees seem to have suddenly cottoned on to it being autumn.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 08:37
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Morning peeps,utterly horrible here raining and exceeding gloomy
Here be poem I just stole.
very apt.
My Rememberer

My forgetter's getting better
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke.

For when I'm 'here' I'm wondering
If I really should be 'there'
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Often times I walk into a room,
Say "what am I here for?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "who was that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:03
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That's very good, Mr. ............ Oh Gawd.........Wots yer name again.........buggarit..........
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:05
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Morning folks. Drab outside but at least it's not honking it down.

Mr Nervous, you're playing with fire.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:19
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One could weep.

Over almost a month ago I ordered, using Online Banking needing multi -passwords and PiN numbers, remembering the name of my first dog, and first car, and a handheld digit clicking encoding device, that needs a passing 5 year old to understand, a new cheque book from my UK bank.

When it hadn't arrived in New Zealand last week - I allowed time for it being on a banana boat hijacked by pirates off Somalia - I rang my bank, which I choose not to name lest I choke on the words, and was assured that the book had been ordered, and my NZ address was correctly on file.

Still no cheque book this week, so I contacted the bank again tonight. "Oh", was the answer, "it's at your branch in Dorset, just pop by and collect it at your convenience."

Just how does the Commerce of the World survive, doesn't anyone EVER pay attention ?? One could weep.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:20
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Morning all, Happy Anniversary Mr. Blacksheep.

We had another thunderstorm overnight, I'm getting more convinced that it is lightning activity which is triggering senior management's migraines.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:40
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100,219 Minutes to Christmas
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:43
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There are still many websites where aged crumblies still discuss Starwars on a daily basis,never seen any of em cept the first one and thunk it poo for small children,never cared for Sci Fi movies cept perhaps the Terminator or Aliens,which is a bit strange as I read a lot of Sci Fi in my yoof.
One is a Cowboy movies chap yer see,
Gunsmoke,The High Chapperal and Bonanza are being repeated on Freeview channel 70 in the afternoons now.

Last edited by tony draper; 16th Oct 2014 at 10:13.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:47
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UK Petrol price

As it's been a while since I bought petrol in the UK do they sell it in liters or gallons these days and is it approx 1.30 per liter ?
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:52
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'Morning all,

Beautiful, still, blue morning. Guess of 26 might be attained.

Found the meal last night disappointing. Surely in this day and age a Danish restaurant can do better than Beef Bourginon

MSC SINFONIA just creeping into Pablo's boat garage.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 10:00
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Originally Posted by Exascot

Just poured 67,000 lts of water onto the garden.
That's 14,738 gallons . . .

Seems a lot.That's 14,738 gallons . . .

Seems a lot.
1 litre fills a 10cm cube. If Exascot's garden is 260 metres square that is only a litre per square metre (roughly) - from what he's said in the past I don't think it's a small garden!
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