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Old 14th Oct 2003, 02:04
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Does TRRBATPSOI need a keeper of the archive? There are just too many sad individuals like moi, that can't be arsed to read and memorise the whole trilogy - before thinking " I'll try this" when it's already been done to death in May 2001.

A grump n'est ce pas?
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 04:08
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Just a few notes on the cost difference between using an electric razor and using a blade & shaving cream. Here's a quick breakdown of the last 13 years (not adjusted for inflation):

Norelco 850RX: $80
3 sets of replacement heads: $75
Estimated electrical cost: $27
for a total of: $182.00, or about $0.06 per shave.


Disposable razors and shaving cream would have cost:

Cost for razors (assuming you could get 6 shaves/razor): $316
Cost for shaving cream (getting 30 shaves/can): $211
Est. cost for hot water: $63
For a total of $590, or about $0.19 per shave.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 04:14
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Saves the chaps at the crem a bit of work it does though.
Sorry Drapes one is off track, 800+ degrees centigrade are recquired. The physics and answers are not for this thread: but within these shores twas a Welshman who did the first cremation. Dressing ones dearly departed in absbestos is a waste of time.











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Old 14th Oct 2003, 04:34
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One spent some time doing a job in a working crem, one knows the details.
One of our chaps refused to work in the actual business end of the building, poor buggah got the chance to try it out first hand about 16 months later, aged 42.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 05:02
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One has been following the social columns in Tatler, Country Life, Horse & Hound and regrets to note that there has been no mention of forthcoming nuptials between Ms F Kendal and Mr. A Draper.

With this in mind one did notice in today’s papers that Ms Jerry Hall is looking for a new lover- but not as a permanent fixture.

"Though I'd like to find someone to love and have sex with, I'm not looking for a husband"

"Moving in with someone is for 20 year olds and in any case, no guy would have the closet space for me"

Now – northern men are not known for giving up but if yer ain’t made first base with FK and a sure thing arises without cluttering up The Towers - is Ms Hall likely to be receiving a call?
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 07:50
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Strange, just about every thing under the sun has been mentioned on this thread to date, except Unicycles and Parsnips.


Drapes is cursed with curiosity, Parsnips have featured in seven previous JB threads, Unicycles in only one,
What what would a pychologist make of this one wonders?
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 08:00
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Have monkeys on roller skates been mentioned?

Isn't it well past your bedtime Mr Draper, sir?
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 08:09
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Monkeys have featured in 6 previous JB threads, including a current one, rollerskates on the other hand, have starred in 7 previous JB threads, I think a pattern begins to emerge here.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 09:49
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Well - actually - I believe that "acartonarse" which is the Spanish for (literally) to get like cardboard or (colloquially) to become wizened, has yet to be mentioned in TRRBATPSOI. I may be wrong, but I do not recall it.

I didn't want to bring it up before because 1) I don't think it quite fits the category of RRBATP, and 2) I thought TRRBATPSOI readers might think I was going for the cheap laugh by quoting a word ending in "arse" which of course would never be the case.

RRBATPSOI: The Spanish for roller-skates is rodillo-patines.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 10:03
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America is named after the explorer Amerigo Vesputi, thank god his brother Arseian Vesputi didn't get there first.



Tiz 3.05 AM and drapes is sitting here dunking ginger snaps in a cup of tea,and PPRuNeing, ones insomnia has one in its grip.



Just thought of something, how did Canada get its name?
Surely we could have thought up a better name that that after we took it off the French, I mean we used to rename all the ship we pinched off em.

There a strange spat going on on another thread about the ownership of a water buffalo, err leastwise I think thats what its about, frankly I would be quite annoyed if you gave me a water buffalo.


One would need a lot of wood to make a water buffalo hutch.


PS, Danny is involved now, he will prolly just give them a clip along the ear and take the water buffalo for himself.

PPS for those with a unhealthy interest in statistics this is the forth JB thread to mention water buffalos.

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Old 14th Oct 2003, 15:44
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If Arsene Vesputi had got there first, like his later football namesake he wouldn't have seen it.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 16:04
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Apparently Canada is a Native American word for "Nothing". Legend has it that a European explorer
asked a local what was over there to which the native replied "Canada."

Further linguistic apocrypha:
Kangaroo is allegedly Australian aboriginal for "I don't know."
Pommie Explorer: What's that? (Pointing at Kanagroo)
Aborigine Explorer: Kangaroo - I've never seen one before.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 16:18
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G' morning Tony....you were up late weren't you! Will you have a lie in or wake up at the usual time & just be knackered all day?

Am now thinking about this next weekend ...and it's only Tuesday...wishing my life away. I'm torn as to where to watch the England rugby...at home ...near work ...in my home town...or wonder off to one of my mates across the country & watch with them. Decisions decisions...
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 16:26
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Finaly nodded off about 5.30 am, got up 7.30 as per usual, eyes feel like they are full of sand, small hound and self were mobbed by those hooligan geese from Canada,not satisfied with having crums flung at them , they have now taken to coming out of the water and demanding bread crusts.
Note to self, cease and desist from drinking coffee after 10 pm.



Just heard a interesting snippet,apparently a Roman Centurian was in charge of 80 men , not 100.
Shouldn't they, that being true, have been called Octoturians?

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Old 14th Oct 2003, 17:09
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Anyone see that Gladiator thingy last night?

Did the 'interactive' whodunnit on BBCi afterwards - we had to have two goes before we got it right.

We had a pet rabbit called Parsnip once.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 17:37
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What a charmingly novel approach, quoting excerpts from your tea towels. Perhaps you would like to give poor old topcat some tips, as his rather more direct technique has shown limited success so far.

Unfortunately, I am unable to reciprocate in kind, as all my tea towels are merely woven with the words 'Linen Union Glass Cloth'. I once owned quite an arty one with a picture of a fish on it, but it came to a sad end when I used it as an oven glove to remove a hot pan from the stove, and one of the ends dangled a little too close to the gas flame. Luckily, I am not a single man and it was not a chip pan, or the consequences could have been too horrific to contemplate.

I saw some water buffaloes in a field in Burpham once - or they may have been land buffaloes. Buffalo mozzarella is delicious - much nicer than the cows' stuff.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 18:06
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I thought Canada was named after the native word for settlement which was something like Kanata?

I have a tea towel with a recipe for Canadian buttermilk pancakes on it, very yummy they are when drenched in maple syrup.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 18:16
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I still have a pot of maple syrup from my last trip to Canada...Montreal and it was freezing. I wasn't impressed...much preferred Vancouver.

I don't own a tea-towel but I do own a few beach towels - and one of those mini-sports towels that feels like your using a chamoix leather on yourself...but does the job i suppose.
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 18:20
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There has only been 5 topics in the history of PPRuNe concerning the Yodel as made famous by those Swiss chaps and gals.

However, never has the word Yodeling been mentioned on PPRuNe until today

Anyone admit to trying it?
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Old 14th Oct 2003, 18:30
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Thats true Mr Rugz search returned zero on Yodeling, until your post, I suppose thats one record you can hang onto.
One does recal various prooners mentioning Yodeling up the canyon on a few occasions, whatever that means.
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