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Old 25th Jan 2020, 19:06
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 07:16
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Much as one generally admires the sentiments of Harry.........he's wrong. Alhough one would not feel inclined to say so in earshot.

The Heart of Darkness beckons this afternoon. Thankfully, t'will be in daylight. However, it will also be raining.....a lot, again.

One will be sat in an audience, listening, and watching others reactions quite intently such is the significance of the meeting. Refreshments will be served at half time. Sadly, only tea and biccies.....hot dogs will not be available. A travesty I know.

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Old 26th Jan 2020, 08:20
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Andy Pandy's coming to play
La la la la la la
Andy Pandy's here today
La la la la la

Bane of my childhood.
Then there was that merry little tune ... Bill and Ben, Bill and Ben, flowerpot men. With their little friend Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

... the residents of H.M Holiday Camp on Anglesey subsequently cruelly referred to the establishment as the " Rin Tin Tin "
And at least one Chinese restaurant in Liverpool was referred to as the Fried Alsatian Palace. The owner was known as "Sore Finger" because that's what people thought he said when he asked if they would like salt and vinegar.

Think hot dogs need to be redesigned.
A large and very well known hardware company here permits fund-raisers in the form of Sausage Sizzles to be held close to the entrances of their various premises. Sausages, onions, mustard, ketchup (in the appropriately-shaped bread roll) plus a cool drink. In their infinite wisdom, the proprietors of said emporia have decreed that the onions are to be installed upon the bread roll first, then the sausage. This is apparently to save them from all the public liability claims from the thousands of people who have broken their ankles, received concussion, fractured heads, wrists, noses etc from slipping on dropped fragments of onion. Because fried onions are slippery don'cha know and the sausage, knowing its job, as sausages do, will keep all the wayward onions firmly under control. Yes, well ...
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 11:12
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Hurrah !.... a new dimension to JB....now the home of fine haute cuisine for discerning diners !

May one therefore mention the " must have"publication to support this development the "K n C Guide to Fine Dining " profiling those bijou outlets situated alongside the boulevards and meandering highways of the UK.....often churlishly referred to by the epicurean philistines as....greasy spoons. Please PM for details and prices.
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 13:29
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In Kuala Lumpur one may get Chilli Con Carne on one's hot dog.
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 13:32
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Looby Loo was just creepy. It was the one Watch with Mother programme I wouldn't watch. Poncy effete middle class twerp offspring. Andy Pandy wasn't much better.
There was outrage in Radio Times when Andy Pandy was locked in a cupboard with Looby Loo for a week. They didn't seem to mind him spending a week in a basket with Teddy though.
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 19:59
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Yeah how very 50's, how very BBC. What f' ing clothes was be supposed to be wearing? Nothing I could relate to in L14. Probably went on to Eton.
Edit: perhaps Teddy was his pimp?
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 13:29
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Each year New York State produces enough apples to make 500 million pies.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 16:39
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Just walked some stuff down to the dump, er recycling centre, and the very nice gentlemen there refused me entry as the council are now insisting on enforcing a "no pedestrians" policy which has apparently been in place for years. I live 300 yards away and have taken all sorts of unwanted stuff there by hand or wheelbarrow over the last 25 years.

Apparently the gates are not considered wide enough to permit safe pedestrian and vehicular access - there is plenty of room and it really has never been an issue in all the time I've been using the site... Once inside there are people reversing cars stuffed to bursting with crap amongst people who are unloading their crap and currying hither and yon to the appropriate bin.

As I said to the guys, we are all adults and perfectly capable of using the site safely; and at a time when the council should be doing everything they can to encourage recycling and discourage car use, herewith a piece of arrant nonsense that does the opposite. No wonder so much stuff gets dumped on the side of the road...

Letter to council, copy to MP - if they can't bear the thought of traffic and people sharing one or other of the 15' wide gateways for 3 yards then they should cut a pedestrian gate in the wall - easy enough to do.

Bah!
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 17:57
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Each year New York State produces enough apples to make 500 million pies.
That's a appetising thought, but, wot happens if the person counting misses one and has to start all over again when they are still making them.....poor sod. And, alas, as previously you have omitted a crucial detail. Apples is fine to eat, but, you can also drink them, and pears, and one is not at all averse to drinking apples wot may have been happily rotting away for a while ( tried the real thing once. well ok twice )......best cure for insomnia known.... .shame about the after effects in the morning however. So, the big question about these apples.....how many U.S ( obviously ) gallons of cider does they make ?....hint, a firkin lot is not the right answer...thank you.

More on food and desperate times. There is both bad and, potentially, very good news and one is not talking about the tea here......Magnums is under threat !.....however, the "substance beginning with " M ". also been known to begin with "C" and "S" is also under threat.......we live in hope of the extinction being announced......soon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51309566

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Old 31st Jan 2020, 04:26
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Magnum? Magnum ice cream???? I'm going to need therapy if they disappear.

And, alas, as previously you have omitted a crucial detail.
Another important detail missing too ... what is the size of these pies? And who is to check each one for uniformity of depth, weight and circumference? This vague statement of "500 million" is just not good enough.

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Old 31st Jan 2020, 07:53
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Just walked some stuff down to the dump, er recycling centre, and the very nice gentlemen there refused me entry as the council are now insisting on enforcing a "no pedestrians" policy which has apparently been in place for years. I live 300 yards away and have taken all sorts of unwanted stuff there by hand or wheelbarrow over the last 25 years.

Apparently the gates are not considered wide enough to permit safe pedestrian and vehicular access - there is plenty of room and it really has never been an issue in all the time I've been using the site... Once inside there are people reversing cars stuffed to bursting with crap amongst people who are unloading their crap and currying hither and yon to the appropriate bin.

As I said to the guys, we are all adults and perfectly capable of using the site safely; and at a time when the council should be doing everything they can to encourage recycling and discourage car use, herewith a piece of arrant nonsense that does the opposite. No wonder so much stuff gets dumped on the side of the road...

Letter to council, copy to MP - if they can't bear the thought of traffic and people sharing one or other of the 15' wide gateways for 3 yards then they should cut a pedestrian gate in the wall - easy enough to do.

Bah!
Odd, they don't seem to mind mixing 70 mph traffic with stationary vehicles and passengers on the motorways.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 08:50
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Just caught the end of an animated movie called "Barnyard", the hero of the film was Otis, who is a ...boy...cow...with an udder.. walking upright, with the udder poking out right where you would expect the boy's bits to be...who the hell thought that one up? The female co-star was Daisy, a girl cow, with an udder in the same place, but also walking upright and with a curvaceous figure as well.

Obviously never tried it out with an audience before releasing it.

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Old 1st Feb 2020, 11:26
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And that reminded me of "The Triplets of Belleville", an excellent animated film but no udders that I can remember.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Just caught the end of an animated movie called "Barnyard", the hero of the film was Otis, who is a ...boy...cow...with an udder.. walking upright, with the udder poking out right where you would expect the boy's bits to be...who the hell thought that one up? The female co-star was Daisy, a girl cow, with an udder in the same place, but also walking upright and with a curvaceous figure as well.

Obviously never tried it out with an audience before releasing it.
One thunks there may be a slight concern as to your choice of, erm, viewing material.

There again, one once watched "Little Red Riding Crop " and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "....whilst poised, at seconds readiness, to leap to the defence of the nation should the Russians have attacked Germany on a Saturday night one might add..,.which we felt was most unlikely. One recalls the content of both differed slightly from the original Disney productions.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 22:44
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Right now: 25C within, 32C without; going to enjoy re-watching "Groundhog Day" - all those snow scenes make one feel cooler.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 01:04
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One thunks there may be a slight concern as to your choice of, erm, viewing material.
Barnyard was on Foxtel's children's channel.

As distinct from that 16mm movie from the 70s, Old Macdonald's Farm, definitely not kiddy stuff, but featuring the same animals, a donkey (wow!), horse, dog, chicken.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 01:18
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Just walked some stuff down to the dump, er recycling centre, and the very nice gentlemen there refused me entry as the council are now insisting on enforcing a "no pedestrians" policy which has apparently been in place for years. I live 300 yards away and have taken all sorts of unwanted stuff there by hand or wheelbarrow over the last 25 years.

Apparently the gates are not considered wide enough to permit safe pedestrian and vehicular access - there is plenty of room and it really has never been an issue in all the time I've been using the site... Once inside there are people reversing cars stuffed to bursting with crap amongst people who are unloading their crap and currying hither and yon to the appropriate bin.

As I said to the guys, we are all adults and perfectly capable of using the site safely; and at a time when the council should be doing everything they can to encourage recycling and discourage car use, herewith a piece of arrant nonsense that does the opposite. No wonder so much stuff gets dumped on the side of the road...

Letter to council, copy to MP - if they can't bear the thought of traffic and people sharing one or other of the 15' wide gateways for 3 yards then they should cut a pedestrian gate in the wall - easy enough to do.

Bah!
Surely if you live 300 yards (metres) away, a trebuchet would solve all your problems! After dark if the council does not agree :-)
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 09:22
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A shot in the dark! I like it! It'll be a Treaduchet...

Not writing to council, waste of time (I remember the patronising response I got to my objection about having three wheelie bins foisted on me - later retracted when they realised I was right) writing instead to my Councillors who are pretty good at attacking bullshit. Actually going to a public meeting with them and our MP on Weds about planning matters, wonder if this will be raised as an adjunct.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 15:46
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Current headline on the BBC's front page "Dozens of koalas found dead after logging". When did koalas take up logging? Was the cause of death perhaps failure to wear the appropriate safety kit during their logging?
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