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Old 11th Sep 2020, 13:17
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I really should do my tax...
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 13:19
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Remembering all those people who died on this day nineteen years ago in the 9/11 attacks. May their souls be at peace.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 19:04
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Indeed. It was a shocking day for us all.

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Old 11th Sep 2020, 19:20
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A day that we will never forget.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 00:49
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My brain must be turning to porridge - when I look at my TV in a mirror, I get a 3-D effect that I don't see when I look directly at it.

The reds seem closer, and the blues farther away. Some refraction process in the mirror? It might be a cheap way to get a 3-D TV - reverse the picture and look at in a mirror.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 12:34
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Now tell me why you were messing about using a mirror to look at a tv which was straight in front of you? That's were my suspicions would lie, not in refractive optics.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 01:50
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The sky is covered in a solid, light grey haze, right to the ground.
As we have no significant wildfires going at the moment it's all from Washington and Oregon.....maybe a bit of California.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 19:27
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Now tell me why you were messing about using a mirror to look at a tv which was straight in front of you? That's were my suspicions would lie, not in refractive optics.
Ummm...mirror on the ceiling?
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 08:36
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Don’t mention the war.......

`Hitler' heater ads draw fire from all quarters - Taipei Times

....”We decided to use Hitler because as soon as you see him, you think of Germany. It leaves a deep impression," said Shen, who works in the company's planning and design department.


Shen said the company had not been worried that the public would have a negative reaction to an ad that features a man who oversaw the killing of millions of Jews during World War II.

"Most people in Taiwan are not that sensitive about Hitler," she said........
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 14:05
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Just dont use the Mao word.....
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 08:37
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Funny how things can just pop into one's mind. I was watching a "whodunnit" on TV and listened to the judge making humorous remarks. That put me in mind of the time when one of our prosecutors had asked for an early finish the next day and the judge had advised he would take it up with the chief judge. The next morning before the jury was brought in, the judge told the prosecutor, "I asked the chief judge about your proposal for an early finish. He didn't give a verbal response but he did give a physical one."
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 19:25
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We could do with some rain down here. I hadn't realised that retirement meant servitude. Spent my 37th wedding anniversary watering this, that and the other and the wages are crap.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 19:30
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Tried to beat Treadigraphs record with 5 posts at the top of the thread. Got to 4 but the 5th was Brexit so no luck. I have my standards.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 20:29
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Mr O Congratulations on your 37th Sitting around watching this and that is B A D You must take up a hobby.

Bluey You court story reminded me. Many years ago I took a company who owed me money to court. I was surprised on being ushered into the courtroom that a case was being heard, it was a 'domestic'. The outcome was the surly young defendant was keep his distance from and not contact his ex. Walking out he turned and gave the Judge and his ex the finger.
It must have been interesting working in the courts. All human life.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 21:05
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Thanks... The 'h' word keeps coming up. Reminds me of Jack Hargreaves smoking a pipe in a shed explaining about flies and fishing...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 09:10
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Is the anniversary gift for a 37th a watering can or a hose pipe?

Sitting in my usual Friday morning place sipping coffee and blessing the chilly NE breeze for conveying occasional Spitfire noises across from Biggin Hill. Unfortunately the yummy mummies have now arrived with their noisy pre-school broods. Judging by the basso-profundo some of the YMs appear to be dads.

Got a court story I'll type out when I get home again...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 09:18
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What is the Latin term for strangling the noisy brood of other people? Kindercide? Pesticide?

And for euthenasing other people's over friendly hünds? Petracide? Bloody paw prints all over my clean sweater, Great Dane it was, almost taller than me...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 10:07
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Mr Optimistic, It’ll be 15 years for redsnail and me on the 21st. Crystal, apparently.


Speaking of kindercide and courts, I was in court many years ago, retrieving a drivers licence I had carelessly left at a booze bus some time previously, and as I entered the court feeling rather nervous, I had to pass a gaggle of school kids on an “educational visit”. One of whom screeched out “I KNOW YOU, you’re my tennis coach’s son!”
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My brother claims to have known a Judge who presided at Winchester CC and tells this story about him.

One Friday morning a case against a recidivist burglar was concluded and the jury considered their verdict, finding him guilty as charged in near record time. The Judge swiftly handed down a sentence of five years and enquired whether the prisoner had anything to say. "Yes Your Honour, you're a c***!" "Well now," replied the Judge, "I'm going to leave here, have a nice lunch at the golf club, play 18 holes, have a drink with my friends then go home for a delicious dinner and evening with my wife. You on the other hand are heading off to a cell, indifferent food, the company of a bunch of other male criminals and will have no freedom at all for the next several years. So who's the c*** now?"
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 14:32
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Is the anniversary gift for a 37th a watering can or a hose pipe?

Sitting in my usual Friday morning place sipping coffee and blessing the chilly NE breeze for conveying occasional Spitfire noises across from Biggin Hill. Unfortunately the yummy mummies have now arrived with their noisy pre-school broods. Judging by the basso-profundo some of the YMs appear to be dads.

Got a court story I'll type out when I get home again...
Alabaster apparently though I suspect they're making it up. I told her it was in fact tolerance, which I must say I have been very generous with over all these years. She's almost part of the family now so I took the ensuing abuse in my usual good spirit.

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