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Old 30th Sep 2003, 10:31
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Surprised at the rain yesterday and today. woth with Spring making inroads these past weeks.

Cure for itchy leg? Form manual digits into rigid claw shape, apply to afected area, rotate or occillate for sufficient time to relieve area. Also useful, edge of rigid tool or ruler or doorjamb, should itch be out of reach of digits.
( as written in Boy's Own Book )

Tis not "money is the root of all evil" but 'the love of money is the root of all evil".
Further, '.. you cannot serve two masters: either you will love one master and hate the other, man cannot serve God and mammon.'

Money's like projectile weaponry, inert and inactive until taken up by people and used for right or wrong.

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Old 30th Sep 2003, 17:04
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When those six numbers come up it is Drapers intention to purchase a cherry red Lambourgini Diablo, have the engine and other heavy bits removed, the seat raised so one protrudes throught the sun roof, have shafts fitted front and rear, and then be carried about the streets in this modern day sedan chair by a dozen scantily clad comley maidens.
Ah yes, the famous Draper subtlety, not flash at all, no, no, not at all.

Though of course in the north-east it may be that this is the type of behaviour that counts as shy and retiring...
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 17:07
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'Tis spooky Singaporegirl has mentioned Kiribati. I'd only ever heard of Air Kiribati and never really paid much attention to where it was until they sent me an email 2 days ago.

I dug out a map & found it, and then looked on this 'ere world wide web thingy and found out more about it. The lady there seemed pleasent enough, 12 or 13 hr time difference to here though so they're a bitch to get on the phone.

Just thought it was weird...I've never thought much about Kiribati at all in 25 years...then in 1 week I get an email from them and Singaporegirl mentions it.

Someone gave me free choccie biscuits this morning so once again, I'm on cloud 9.
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 17:40
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Its amazing the number of tropical hell holes Drapes visited when he was but a tad serving before the mast, that have become tourist traps in later years.
Kiriibati must be posh now if singapregirl goes and lies on the beach ,they musta filled in all the large holes where we dug out all that bird shit as well.
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 17:46
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Come to Bradford Drapes, plenty of feckin' hell holes (tropical and otherwise) here.

(BTW, the visual quality of the 'professional' ladies who parade their wares on my route home through the suburbs on a evening seems to have taken a distinct turn for the worse.. also, why is it they seem to catch your eye even when you aint' even looking?).
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 17:54
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Spent many a day in that fine town timmcat, one installed and looked after all those town center cctv cameras that keep toot on yer scalywags.
Watched many a interesting security tape from your neck of the woods, we installed a system in a small industrial estate to try and discourage the ladies of the night from plying their trade and servicing there customers there,
Didn't work though, they just done the biz right in front of the cameras, made for some interesting tape reviewing though.
We were duty bound to do that as part of the six monthly service.
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 18:46
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Last time I went to Bradford my brother was driving...it was 2am & he decided to take us the wrong way up a one-way street near St Georges Hall...a swift jab to solar plexus helped him realise his error and we safety evacuated the area...the fuzz weren't about so it wasn't even very exciting (- bar the fight we had when we got home 'cause I'd belted him.)
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 19:05
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One day I'll be able to say with pride; "Yes, granddaughter, I wasn't quite in the top 50, but I didn't use that appalling thread just to increase my number of posts."

The Brisbane Lions will win four in a row.

Figjam, eat shit and die.
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 19:50
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binos

Good to see yers still maintaining the all-important Aussie battler non-conformist stance. Onyer and don't let the sticky-beaks put yer crook, awroit? S'story.
Starve the lizards, that SG sheila's a fair little ripper and not at all stuck-up, fair suck of the sav, moit, roolly keen to have a go when some wombat thinks she has a plum in her mouth. Like shooting crocs in a barrel.


I've come to look on PPRuNeing last thing before bed with much anticipatory glee. What with Antipodoea 180 out the burst of bandwidth activity, from Muvver England/cousin Norte Americano, over the day LOS leaves one to log on in expectation of the post fecundity. Never disappointed.


Was out for a eventide constitutional, through the local woods, when I came upon a furtive band of scantily clad damsels singing occultic top ten. Couldn't decide whether this was an organised event or simply a chants encounter......


My son is 5 next May and he loves to use dad as a trampoline. Dad doesn't mind at all.


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Old 30th Sep 2003, 20:40
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When crossing a one-way street in Boston [USA] it is a Good Idea to look both ways.

Learnt from experience.
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 22:07
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I've just found out it wasn't a Canadian goose, but a frigate bird (called Friggy, presumably). Horrendous bullies, but you have to admire their aerobatic skills: I remember watching them attack booby birds, causing them to drop their fish, which the frigates would then swoop down and catch before it fell back into the sea. They certainly don't need any crumbs in Tesco bags.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 00:10
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Tesco bags are just the right size to empty the cat litter tray into.. you can just get the tray into the bag and slide all the wet smelly stuff in.

Asda bags are not quite as wide, as I found out about 1 second past the point of no return....
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 00:11
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Cuts cause delays on Circle Line

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/tra...p?story=448357
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 00:40
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We had a less polite name for Frigate birds SG, they were known as Bombay Sh*te Hawks, walk out on deck with a sarnie in your mit and they would fly down and nick it.
Wicked beaks they got also.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 10:53
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Was that a Kiwi I heard sneering at the Aussie patois?

The pot should think twice before addressing the kettle.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 10:59
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This is my 500th, as it were....
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 13:13
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binos ,
never farther from the truth. Has exposure to the Pommies rubbed thin the normally affable Aussie phlegmatism?
Nope, not for me to sling wet earth at our neighbours, when our "delightful" leader has it in her bonnet to rid NZ of its defence capability, when the only barrier between us and Melanesian/Asian dominance is across the Pond.

Call it a rare moment of 'flying-the-flag', argot pertinently.

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Old 1st Oct 2003, 16:46
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G'mornin' folks,

How's everyone's day going so-far? Mine...mmmm...well...the jury is still out, it's had a few good moments but generally tinged with a hint of darkness all around. But it's not that bad.

There's an Apple Fair being held in the sleepy French town Vimoutiers (Normandie), October 18 - 20.

Then in Chalendrey (25-26 Oct) there's a Witch Festival.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 17:34
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I expect they've been renamed Mumbai Sh*te Hawks now, Mr Draper.

I nearly got hit by a conker this morning. As I passed beneath a horse chestnut tree, a spiky green sphere whizzed past my left ear, hit the ground and burst open to reveal a shiny brown nut within. I half suspected some malevolent squirrel, but couldn't spot a furry blighter.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 17:48
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One typed out a long and erudite post last night,not easy for a one finger typist,one hit send, and a notice appeared saying, sorry the board has been closed for maintenence.
One was spitting bullets
If anybody finds said post flitting about the digital wilderness, please post it.
Incidently where do posts go that are sent and never arrive?
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