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Old 20th Jul 2021, 10:01
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Just seen the lyrics of American Pie:
'And while Lennon read a book on Marx" - I always assumed it was Lenin. Just shows that you can be wrong about things for decades.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 10:01
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
"Remember that it is a phase they go through and usually come out of it."

Sadly, not all makes this transition,

Many continue in their chosen career paths, such as "social influencers ", politicians, reality TV " performers / celebs".. on lists that can't be defined by the alphabet, or just your everyday free loading oxygen stealing parasites...their extensive vocabulary being " Want ! It's my wight !! ".
A few even make it to aircrew!
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 10:21
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An email from Asda about their delivery today says they will only hand my order over to someone over 18 so they may ask for proof of age. To this end, the email says I should have my ID handy.
I wonder if they will accept a bus pass?
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
Just seen the lyrics of American Pie:
'And while Lennon read a book on Marx" - I always assumed it was Lenin. Just shows that you can be wrong about things for decades.
I always thought it was Lenin (except when small as I'd heard of John Lennon but never Lenin...) but A to Z lyrics tells me it's Lennin. A mixture of both...
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 13:30
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One is debating what communication method one should use to reach teenage daughter in her room.
Text message?
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 15:09
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The day the music died
In American Pie is supposed to relate to the death of Buddy Holly who died on Feb the 3rd 1959 right around the time my mum was squeezing me out.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 16:57
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
In American Pie is supposed to relate to the death of Buddy Holly who died on Feb the 3rd 1959 right around the time my mum was squeezing me out.
Surprised she didn't call you Spot!
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 20:45
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 03:58
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Text message?
Indeed Bluey!
Used on several occasions.
Even phoned her recently "Are you up yet...?"
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:30
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Tell her she was adopted and would she like to go to meet her birth parents.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:35
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Just went for a stroll round the block and as I was admiring the newly completed council-instigated Institution for the Terminally Recidivistic, er, blocks of Social Housing, er no, let's be honest, overly expensive flats and houses for the effluent young... er, where was I? oh yes, strolling round the block and felt a pin prick on the inside my elbow - I don't know what it was as I flicked it away before fully focussed but it was big, black and its sting bloody hurts! Not a bee or a wasp... Owwww!
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:42
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Just went for a stroll round the block and as I was admiring the newly completed council-instigated Institution for the Terminally Recidivistic, er, blocks of Social Housing, er no, let's be honest, overly expensive flats and houses for the effluent young... er, where was I? oh yes, strolling round the block and felt a pin prick on the inside my elbow - I don't know what it was as I flicked it away before fully focussed but it was big, black and its sting bloody hurts! Not a bee or a wasp... Owwww!
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Horse fly? Probably not, Initial bite hurts but pain does not linger
One of the bumble bee species? Possibly, some are big sods and look black and hairy.
Warning shot from Bulgarian intelligence micro drone armed with a novel bio weapon? Could be! Who have you upset lately?
Hope you have stocks of antihistamine cream.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:55
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Possibly a Horse Fly treadie they have have a hell of a nip.

Physio tells me I have "students elbow", elbow resting on desk with head held in hand while sitting at computer. A nerve from the elbow to the wrist is trapped, pinched whatever. Arm weighs a ton and it feels like an ants nest under my skin. Occasional spasms that make me double up in pain

ATM have a blood pressure device attached to my arm, have to keep it on for 24 hours. I have slightly high blood pressure probably due to the pain killers I'm taking which are making me light headed.

Life on hold at present.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:56
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Definitely not a bee. Horsefly most likely culprit. Bulgarians with umbrellas would look most suspicious during a heatwave especially as Croydon doesn't boast a cathedral (though they have taken to calling the Croydon Parish Church "The Minster" or maybe it's "Monster"); mind you, I wouldn't put it past the Kremlin to employ micro drones to take out known critics of their failing policies...
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 20:58
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Those blood pressure monitors are a nuisance - soon as you feel it starting to do its job you tense up - it was every half hour for me, then every hour during the night. Hope all OK...
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 21:19
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Definitely not a bee. Horsefly most likely culprit. Bulgarians with umbrellas would look most suspicious during a heatwave especially as Croydon doesn't boast a cathedral (though they have taken to calling the Croydon Parish Church "The Minster" or maybe it's "Monster"); mind you, I wouldn't put it past the Kremlin to employ micro drones to take out known critics of their failing policies...
We are very familiar with horseflies down here in L'Angleterre Profonde, especially at this time of year. Did you know it is the females that bite and they are quite territorial so you can walk out of range? Not round here though - it is not unusual to be within several territories at once and you are passed from one to another like a relay baton for a mile or more. They are persistent swine too, once they get wind of you. Some people are more attractive than others, they prefer me to Mrs N. Wearing a bold pattern such as a check can help as you look less like a cow. The hit can sting like a pinprick but after that the resultant bite, while causing irritation, tends not to sting but some people can react quite badly, Antihistamine cream can help reduce the swelling and irritation. One saving grace, as they settle down to feed they can be a bit slow on the uptake and you can often get your own back with a quick swipe though I have been told you might leave a bit behind.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 01:49
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Sad news for Aussies today, with the passing of John "Strop" Cornell, the business manager of Paul Hogan and one of the architects of World Series Cricket. In the 70s we were all jealous of him when he married Delvene Delaney, a "Barrel girl" from a TV game show. All cricketers would thank John for finally gaining them a worthwhile wage for their skills, by convincing Kerry Packer to back the rebel cricketers.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 04:12
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Horseflly bites don't normally hurt at the time. Got 'bitten' by an earwig once, pincered I suppose, and that hurt a surprising amount. Mind you, I didn't have to resort to posting in a forum seeking consolation and pity. It was in the 1970's though.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 08:16
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During a trip to Husum, woke up to see a defunct and bloated cockroach on the floor between me and the bloke in the next bed..along with a nibble mark on his body.

Given he was newly arrived in Germany we had kindly introduced him to the delights of schnapps....quite a lot of schnapps actually. Sadly, it appeared cockroaches did not have the same absorbency capacity as my mate..
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 08:27
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
During a trip to Husum, woke up to see a defunct and bloated cockroach on the floor between me and the bloke in the next bed..along with a nibble mark on his body.

Given he was newly arrived in Germany we had kindly introduced him to the delights of schnapps....quite a lot of schnapps actually. Sadly, it appeared cockroaches did not have the same absorbency capacity as my mate..
Must have been a visiting American Cockroach. See para 6
10 fascinating cockroach facts

Normally to kill a cockroach with alcohol you have to spray it so the spirit gets in its breathing tubes. Might have been something it ate
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