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Old 4th Feb 2019, 18:00
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'If you can't fight wear a big hat' as my grandfather was wont to say. Don't know why.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 09:15
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A hilarious, if somewhat painful, story, cavuman. I'm still giggling!
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 12:36
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I doubt if it beat my VC10 Hangar clearance effort though. It takes a lot to scatter a group of RAF Lineys brought up on a diet of Airman's Mess food and real ale.

I can provide the recipe for anyone who wishes to try it.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 16:46
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Hilarious account, beautifully done!!

But for the life of me, having spent a considerable part of it gazing at other people's nether regions and operating on them, I struggle to diagnose a "perineal cyst". A thrombosed external pile (sounds most likely - ferkin sore!!)?, an infected sebaceous cyst (just as sore!!!)? I wonder what it really was...

Thanks for the larf tho ' - if you're not a screenwriter then you should certainly should be!

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Old 6th Feb 2019, 01:16
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A male with a Cyst
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:39
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Cavuman1 splendid story, well told.
I am familiar with Checkboard's explosions, they ought to be banned by the Geneva Convention....
I passed my line check. Apologies for the aviation content.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 03:07
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from the Farm Report...
Farmers expect to plant 3.9 million acres of peas here this year.

from the Shipping News...
Boeing's first flying car prototype hovered in it's inaugural test flight. Airbus is working on one as well.
All the big sticking out parts on this unit may be a hindrance to popularity.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 04:58
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Boeing's first flying car prototype
Sorry, it ain't a car coz it doesn't drive on the road.

And it will have no use on this earth (or hovering above it) apart from prising investment dollars out of suckers.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 13:19
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Hmmmm ... I see we have a severe weather warning for tonight referring to unusually strong easterly winds. Should be okay though, our very worst weather comes in from the ocean side rather than the land side.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 14:01
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Same here. The ocean.
We've only got a weather advisory. Snow tonight or tomorrow. A fleeting event.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 21:46
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Clamato is fifty this year.

Half a century of pouring fish juice into otherwise perfectly good drinks,.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 04:44
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On Valentine's Day, it will be 53 years since we went from LSD to Dismal Guernsey, introduced by Dollar Bill. No need to remember all that rubbish about 1000 pennies equals 4pounds 3 and 4pence. Now it's all Dolls and Sense. So why am I able to remember this crap when I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday?? Hmmm?
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 04:51
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Half a century of pouring fish juice into otherwise perfectly good drinks,.
For cod's hake, what were they thinking?!? I like tomato juice but I'm not sure why anyone would feel the need to add dried clam to it. Perhaps it was done just for the halibut.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 04:55
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So much easier when having a couple of bob on the horses. 100/6 was six bob wins a fiver [16/1], likewise 100/7, 100/8, 100/9.......

Winning however is just as difficult today.



edit.

What is easier is winning the Melbourne Cup or even getting the first five home.

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Old 11th Feb 2019, 14:31
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Michael Caine. He explained that when he was a lad in London in the 30s and 40s, some of the local toughs would sew razor blades into the bills of their hats to use as a weapon to slap others during fights. Out of that, claims Caine, came the phrase, if you can't fight, wear a big hat.
A well forecast snowstorm ground transit to the usual halt Sunday. 3.5 in. They just do not comprehend planning and dealing with critical points. Driver's were mostly give up early wimps.
More forecast in the late afternoon so I'll time a necessary short trip precisely, meanwhile watching "My Favorite Year" again. Clever film.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 15:41
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Speaking of Michael Caine and films, I have just finished watching "The Man Who Would Be King". Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 10:59
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 18:26
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Do NOT let any of the chemtrail conspiracy theorists see that video!
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 20:03
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Speaking of Michael Caine and films, I have just finished watching "The Man Who Would Be King". Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Me too. It followed my reading of his latest book, something about blasting bloody doors off something. A decent read and he sounds like someone I'd enjoy meeting.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 21:15
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