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Old 25th Dec 2003, 15:05
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This thread needs rescuing from the ignominy of page 2.

I shall not mention the obvious event that took place on this day in history because it needs no reminder for those that celebrate the true meaning of it.

Other events on 25th Dec are :Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese in 1941, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from the presidency of the Soviet Union in 1991, and Isaac Newton was born in 1642.
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Old 25th Dec 2003, 17:36
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My worst Christmas present so far is a joke (I hope) from a friend who knows I hate sweet fizzy drinks. She was in Atlanta earlier this year, which is the home of Coca-Cola, and has given me the Coca-Cola recipe book, which includes delights such as 'Congealed Vegetable Salad' (requiring gelatin, grated carrots, and a glass of Coke ). But strangely enough, no recipes involving Brussels sprouts.

Don't think I'll be changing the menu for Christmas lunch, somehow. Y'all have a good day now.

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Old 26th Dec 2003, 13:52
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Dunkin Donut's bagels are a travesty compared to the real thing. The texture is all wrong, and they have little seeds on the bottom to keep them from sticking to the pans. Real bagels come from a Jewish deli, where bagel-making is an art, not a science.
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 14:27
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I really don't like bagels. Or donuts.

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Old 26th Dec 2003, 17:19
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Interesting snippet, it is possible to dye concrete red, green or yellow, but not blue for some reason.
One often thunk when looking at tower blocks and other monstrosities that were flung up in the sixties and seventies, "why didn't they at least dye the concrete a bonny colour"
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 17:32
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concrete is stronger in compression than in tension.
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 17:41
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Something that always puzzled me, if those Egyptians were such clever clogs what with their Pyramids Spinx's and stuff, why didn't they think of concrete,after all the ingredients of same lie in profusion about the place hundreds of feet thick in some areas.
Tiz a lot easier making a concrete block in a mold that getting a rock shaped rock and chipping the bits away that are not block shaped,.
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 18:41
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Yeah, all they would have had to do is to build a huge pyramid-shaped mold to pour the concrete into.

Out of stone, of course. With a small hole at the top, for pouring in the goo. And a sort of ramp up the side to carry pot after pot of soggy concrete. Hmm, really not a bad idea. Alternative is to build a pre-fab pyramid, and then put 'em into mass production. Any colour yer want, as long as it's stone.

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Old 26th Dec 2003, 19:41
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The idea would not have been new. When King Solomon built his temple it was prefabricated. See 1 Kings 6:

"And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building."
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 19:48
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Well I suppose prefabrication is a idea that would occur to you if you had spent 40 years living in tents.
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Old 26th Dec 2003, 22:18
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Jesus said: "All that you see - the time will come when not a single stone here will be left in its place, every one will be thrown down." (Luke 21:5-6)

And Jesus also said: "And verily, our fathers' fathers had neither axe nor hammer, so no nails or concrete fixeth the stones together. Costs were cutteth. The Roman soldiers will findeth it a doddle to throw the House of Solomon down." (Luke 21a:1-3)

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Old 26th Dec 2003, 22:42
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I don't see why they wouldn't have had concrete ... after all, they did have motor vehicles - as mentioned in the bible, of course. You know, the bit about Jesus riding through the desert in his Triumph.

Must have been a 4WD though.

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Old 26th Dec 2003, 23:52
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IMHO
The works of JR Tolkein will outlast this thread.
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 00:04
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This year one escaped The Hairy Jumper Christmas Present From Scotland.

I am, however, finding Bryson's "Short History of Nearly Everything" somewhat slow going. Dozed off twice while reading it.
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 04:54
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Alas Lord G, the works of Toklein will probably lie gathering dust on library shelves from hense forth, people will find it much easier to watch the movies.

Incidently Drapes has a very early editon of TLOTR, which is apparently what it is called now, one is open to offers.
One of course means yer actual books, not the Moviies.
One also has a very early TAOHF, or The Adventures of Huklberry Finn, as it used to be known.

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Old 27th Dec 2003, 06:12
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Just watched The Office thingy, made me feel sorry for the buggah, that can't be right.
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 09:16
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A woman once sued Uri Geller because she became pregnant after he'd appeared on TV. She accused him of bending her contraceptive coil.
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 15:56
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pigboat, did she win?
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 16:30
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Me story's coming to a close, Herr D. Gonna miss it.

Just wish I'd developed the ninja elf a bit more. Still, they're supposed to be shadowy, so probably best not to, eh?

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Old 27th Dec 2003, 16:46
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A true Magnum Opus Mr Ric,strangley the style reminds me of another poster.
Watch out for the wolves from Hollywood knocking on yer door.
Started work on the Last Voyage of the Agatha Clack, a account of the last voyage on that noble if rusty three masted Brigantine.based on ones log books, but alas ones muse deserts one over holiday periods.
A wise move re the Elves they guard their secrets well, rather like the SAS they shun publicity, and get quite peeved with those that reveal them,
One suspect you will be a tad busy over the next few year for much story telling, although you will have a captive if uncritical audience to test your tales on, for a few years at least. but the gift of speech develops quite rapidly.

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"Aw daddy do I hafta,the telly tubbies are on in a minute"
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