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

Old 3rd Jan 2015, 09:55
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Duff - a type of pudding. Any Royal Navy types would know that

Then we have "in the pudding club" - stomach swollen with too much pudding

The connection is then plain - up the duff is being in the pudding club.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 10:02
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I don't think the sun bothered to get up today. It is absolutely piggin miserable here. Gloomy, raining and freezing cold.
January and February ought to be banned. Add another two months in the summer to make up for it.

Those in the southern hemisphere can make their own local arrangements.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 10:10
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My parents used to go to a 'Pudding Club' in Cheshire. I have just put this into Giggle and come out with The Pudding Club Knutsford | Designer Maternity Wear | Story | Thepuddingclub

Now I am worried

Well it was 20 years ago, and my mother is no longer with us and my father is going into a home tomorrow.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:12
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Back from my Vets group breakfast, good chinwag and great breakfast.

Persisting down.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:18
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Something to start a debate/argument over:

The 49 best British films of all time - Telegraph
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:20
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That's weird, the first best list I have ever agreed with number one,Barry Lyndon,a spiffing ripping yarn.
Most of the rest I disagree with, I cant stand Brit 1950s war filums so that eliminates a lot of the rest,and the fluffy luvy touchy feely ones would all go in the bin as well.
Can only see about half a dozen I would ever deem to sit through again for more than five minutes.

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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 15:33
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Time for a few uplifting words, it appears.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 15:50
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Wey yabuggahma! Gateshead gorrits arse kicked in the cup,just as well, they are decent blokes, they should keep away from the upper echelons of footy where bribery and corruption are rampant results are fixed the players are all big girls blouses and the clubs owned by furrin bloody gangsters.
That's what I think anyway.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 16:18
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Tony, stop being so mealy mouthed. Say what you mean, why doncha!
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 16:28
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UKtv has been carp for the last couple of weeks. Repeats of repeats of repeats. Almost to the case of programmes showing on Dave before appearing on the Beeb
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 16:32
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Hundreds of hours of good documentaries to download or watch on youtube Mr More,that's mostly what I do now.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 16:34
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Barry Lyndon is a masterpiece, in my opinion it is the best historical drama, best costumes, best music, best cinematography and locations. Period music was re-arranged back to original tunes and orchestration.

It does not seem to be very well known, partly because Kubrick refused to allow it to be released on video because the quality was too poor for his standards.

Great to see it at Number 1. There are lots of great films in that list, but for me Barry Lyndon is the absolute masterpiece. Every scene is as well composed and photographed as the best paintings. Best seen on a big screen to appreciate its beauty.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 16:39
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I had never heard of it Mr JR,insomniated early hours flicking through the channels and there it was,great movie seldom repeated on telly though, bit long forrem I think
The other similar period one I like is the Duelist.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 17:02
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Fortunately Mr, D I have access to a range of other networks
This repeats every year on German tv. Still worth watching

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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:23
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Sad way to start the New Year. MV Cemfjord carrying cement reported sunk. Last position heading west through Pentland Firth but upturned hull found SE of Orkney by the ferry MV Hrossey.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:27
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Maybe the crew are trapped in the hull?

BBC News - Major search after ship overturns off north of Scotland
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:33
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You could well be right G-CPTN.

Nightmare situation. Glad I'm not running that one. No distress signal sent so probably overwhelmed very quickly. They also have no exact time so the search area is going to be huge. Sea temp. is not in their favour either. Not good.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:42
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Her stern is either touching the bottom or she is afloat because of air trapped in her bow section,ships dont have crew accommodation at the focsul head now and little reason for anybody to be up there when at sea,so unless they got off before she went dont look good for them.

She has been in the news before.
http://www.seanews.com.tr/article/AC...2164/Cemfjord/
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:45
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Tesco vouchers at the the check out.

What the heck is it that some people, more often than not Women who appear that they are of reasonable intelligence and probably have well paid jobs, can not sort their Tesco vouchers before they reach the check out?

Bollocks. Hand the vouchers to the Assistant and let them scan every voucher just to see if one coincides with shop. Tossers.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 20:12
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........, can not sort their Tesco vouchers before they reach the check out?
Been here before. Men just reach in their trousers pocket and produce a wallet, or similar. Women wait until all their purchases have been packed and dumped back into the cart, THEN start rummaging around in the bottom of one of many voluminous bags hanging around their person, looking for the elusive purse and muttering some such nonsense as ... "I know it's in here somewhere."

Mars and Venus Grrrrr!

My Mum used to send me off to The Grocers with a pound note, a bag, and a list. I'd hand the bag and the list to The Man, and he would rush around like a one-armed paperhanger filling the bag with the goods, then give me change back from the pound and wish me Good Day. ( not the Aus G'day Mate ) Now I have to spend half a day walking around the supermarket myself, trying to work out the logic of the overhead signs, e.g. Paper Goods doesn't mean that toilet paper, kitchen paper towels and boxes of Kleenex tissues are in the same aisle, for instance, that would too easy.

(hat, coat, door - with Supermarket list ! )
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