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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 10:03
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This news item just in.
Chief Justice Antonio Lamer had an embarrassing moment in court last week. During an oral argument, the Chief Justice farted quite loudly. Recovering quickly, and displaying his usual aplomb, Justice Lamer said, "One more outburst like that, and I'll clear the court."
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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 10:31
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fish Watch out for Glofish!!

A little tropical fish, the zebra fish, that glows fluorescent red is set to be the first genetically engineered pet. They were originally developed to detect environmental toxins, but now they are licensed to be sold as pets under the trademarked name GloFish.
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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 12:28
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According to my PCs clock it is 0526 - so I have 4 minutes until I have to leave for work.

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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 15:56
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Dunno whether to watch the Rugby thingy, don't usualy follow Rugby, and the other thing is, one is a known Jinx where sport is concered.
If Drapes walks into the room and Newcastle is playin on the telly wham!, the opposition scores, Drape's Bro who is a sports fanatic orders one from the house if a match is about to start.
So perhaps it is best if one does not watch this match one never understands Rugby anyway.
Perhaps one should not have posted this as one will be blamed should the worst happen,
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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 17:21
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with onion vinegar mmmmmmm !
unfortunately not available around 65N but home next week.Prob the 2nd thing I`ll be doing . . .
 
Old 22nd Nov 2003, 18:28
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thank the Lord for that, would have been no living with the pods otherwise.
Didn't watch it just kept flicking over every now and again lest the Draper sport jinx kicked in.

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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 20:22
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Hmm, I think I might take up pearl diving, I didn't know I could hold my breath that long.
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Old 22nd Nov 2003, 20:28
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For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free".

Here's an update for you.

Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why?

Because women realize its not worth buying an entire Pig, just to get a little sausage.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 00:34
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fish

Two nuns in a bath.

One of 'em says "Where's the soap?"

T'other one says "Yes it does!"

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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 02:50
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odd

the cellphone networks suddenly went dead for ten mins here..

was odd - and a little anxiety-causing. The last time the networks went dead were the double bomb blasts in august...

anyway, they're back now...
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 04:13
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Changed the wee fan on the Draper super puter graphic card today, twas rattling like a salvation army girls tin,, strange yer don't notice how much noise something is making untill it suddenly stops, a bit like when you strangle somebody.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 05:42
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Mr Draper

Re : the last part of your post about Dirty Dick, we have a saying south of the Channel that says "les cordonniers sont toujours les plus mal chaussés" (shoe-makers always are most badly fitted). Maybe he didn't even notice he was ill.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:04
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I'm sure that Mr Choo wears beautifully fitted brogues.

One Christmas pudding stirred and steamed, one to go.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:12
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Despite all this, my contact lenses would not listen to Purple Haze as they felt that Steak and Kidney Pie was far more important than the golf results of 15 years ago although tube gauze was relatively new then depite the fact that Channel Four was only a few years old and that I was sick of Ian Rush scoring for Liverpool yet my grandmother could still beat me at tennis.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:13
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Oh, proper chrissy puds like me old mum used to make SG? not store bought ones?, remember, yer gorra put some silver thrupenny bits in them.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:14
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Aah, Superowl sends this thread into a new dimension, that of irony.

Anyway, the latest posting league table, for those interested..

tony draper 768
singaporegirl 379
topcat450 283
Ozzy 193
UL730 160
spork 151
RiskyRossco 111
Davaar 109
timmcat 89
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:23
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Watching LA Confidential, excelent movie, The Big Country was on this afternoon but I was busy so only watched the end,funny, thing, when people list their favourite westerns they always forget the Big Country and Butch Cassidy and the thingy Kid.
Me ,I think Sam Peckinpaw made the best westerns
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 06:34
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"Aah, Superowl sends this thread into a new dimension, that of irony."

Not sure what to do about that because the boiler is not as efficient as it used to be and also because my next door neighbours shoes have not got laces in them.
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 07:11
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Thank you so much singaporegirl for that wonderful poem. It's exactly what I wanted! You are so kind. Did you write it, or is it the work of another famous person?

My treatment started long ago incidentally. It's ever so nice of you to ask. I couldn't find anyone on the NHS but a kind friend donated all of his scratch-card winnings to me in order that I should seek a solution to my problems. The doctor began by treating me suspiciously which really didn't help, and he didn't even know about the chanting or the onion shojis. (not that that was a secret or anything, but I didn't feel the need to share my practices with him at that point of time.)

As for the wildebeest, they're not exactly the picture of bliss that I expected at this time of year. I guess I have been changing (but I thought it had been in a positive way) and I thought that possibly they were responding in their own subtle way to that, but maybe not thinking about it. I don't know if I'm trying to change too quickly - what do you think?

I've lost a lot of interest in things like the TV and the newspapers, for example, and my diet has changed quite a bit. The change in diet seems to really annoy people, even though I make a point of not throwing it in their face, or shoving it down their throats for that matter. For some reason (I don't know why) I stopped wearing make-up, but people seemed rather taken aback by that (or maybe everything else altogether - who knows) such that I thought I'd better throw some on again just to feel more reassuringly typical and of course, to keep them happy.

Overall, I'm not sure if it's a matter of people not liking change - people not liking what's outside of their realm of experience, or if I'm just getting carried away unnecessarily. I'm ever so grateful to you for showing some interest however - thanks. I've talked to people in the past about it all and somehow we just don't seem to connect. I worry about it sometimes.

Crikey - is that the time? The pigs will be wondering where the hell I've got to...
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Old 23rd Nov 2003, 08:13
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When one has been lucky all ones life, and one has indeed enjoyed extrordinary luck all ones life, its very tempting to think somebody up there is looking out for one,of course there is also a down side to this,in the wee small hours, one occasionaly has the uneasy feeling, that perhaps all that shit that other folks seem to suffer was being saved up, and your portion is about to descend, all in one lump as it were.
One is waxing philosophical tonight.
Still, why worry,the moving finger wrties and all that jazz.
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