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Old 30th Dec 2003, 00:00
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Saw Alan Whicker in a Lunnen hotel not so long back. Diminutive and dapper he is. Roger Moore is also D & D; saw him in a different hotel.
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 00:33
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Just rigged me Bro's new DVD player up to his telly, the DVD has a million buttons on the remote, but not one that just says feckin play!!!AARRRGGGGHHHHHHH

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Old 30th Dec 2003, 01:56
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I'd like a DVD remote with a million buttons on it. Must be on wheels, yes?
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 03:35
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Watching that Big Dig Time Team thingy, If I was a Clerk of Works in charge of a construction site building a Office block or summat, I would not let those Archaeologists folks within twenty miles of my site,some poor buggash just wants to get some new drains or water pipes in,

"Oh no yer cant do that , there's a Saxon toilet we need to excavate"

"Ah ok missus, I will just hold on to this digging machine shall I? its only costing me two grand a day"
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 04:31
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When I lived in York they had that TimeTeam thingy there. Was easy to spot 'em, garish oversized wolley jumpers, dirty dirty fingers and never ever paid for a round using their own money. Always trying to palm off bits of copper on the local landlords as 'authentic roman coin - worth more than these drinks cost...' the landlords weren't daft though and soon sorted them out.
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 05:10
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The Saxons used bog myrtle as well as hops and blossoms to flavour their beer.
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 18:57
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Southerners use bog water to flavour theirs.
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 19:06
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Jeezus wept its cold out there this AM, just had a walk to the pie shop, one is bloody freezing,missed the opportunity to road test me new thermal long johns,one shall remove them from the packaging today, with a view to testing them tommorrow.
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 19:29
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I drove through Middlefield, Ohio, last week, "center of the world's largest Amish community". The Amish refuse to have electricity in their homes. They use horse-drawn buggies (light 4-wheeled items, always black) instead of motorcars. However, in the interest of road safety they now have red running lights on the buggies. I was impressed that they blink as turn signals.

When did you last see a horse-drawn vehicle with turn signals?
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 21:30
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One of my neighbours is a not very famous actress, my other neighbour works for the council
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Old 30th Dec 2003, 21:46
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Just tootling about with me calculator, I recon I've eaten upwards of 33,000 eggs in me life to date.
Incidently, on this day in history 30th dec 1916, Rasputin was poisoned shot stabbed and drowned to death.
We knew how to deal with fundamentalists in those days.

Also on this day, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly wed. The pair had eloped in July 1814, but because Shelley was already married they were unable to marry for two years, until the death of Shelley's wife.
And on this day in 1985 Rock singer Rick Nelson was killed in a plane crash,spookily the last song Mr Nelson sang on stage was "Rave On" by Buddy Holly, who by chilling coincidence, was also a rock singer, err frankly one has never heard of him, hardly supprising though, as one is about as interested in double entry book keeping as one is in rock music.
Incidently for those illiterate prooners Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly wrote Frankenstein, the book that is , not the movie.

Strange lady she was.

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Old 31st Dec 2003, 02:01
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RRBATPSOI: A fear of flying is pteromerhanophobia.
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 02:14
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A contributing cause to the Rick Nelson crash was an onboard fire. The singer was allegedly freebasing cocaine in the cabin and things got outta hand.
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 04:51
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As you are not a rock afficionado (not saying I am one myself), it seems you missed the most chilling coincidence which is that Buddy Holly also died in a plane crash together with Ritchie Valens (La Bamba).

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/crash.htm
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 04:57
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One knew that Mr Bre901, one was being ironic, hmmm thats not really irony, dunno what it would be classed as, lets just say one was indulginging in strange Brit humour.


Seems to me that those involved in the world of poplar music do not have a lot of luck flying,we also lost John Denver quite recently in one of those back to front Dick Rutan airyplanes.

Facinating documentry on channel four at the mo, about a great German POW escape in Welsh Wales during WW2, one is familiar of course with our POW chappies digging tunnels hither and yon all over Germany, but the idea of our chums from sausage side doing the same, seems strange.
Don't think any of them made it home though, lot to be said for living on a island, least it was a island until they dug that poxy tunnel.

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Old 31st Dec 2003, 05:01
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You caught me again, Mr D.
Althought this time I was wondering why you mentionned Mr Holly and not the circumstances of his death
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 05:11
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One supposes that Geographically and Topologically speaking, that tunnel could be classed as long thin underground Penninsular.
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 05:29
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[pedantic]
As far as I remember my long gone math lessons, topology does not really care about "long thin", it might as well be "short thick" and be the same topologically speaking ; after all, a human being is the topological equivalent of a doughnut.
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 05:29
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Over the last 100 years, Cody is the 10th most popular name for a pet in the US.
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 06:16
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Apparently, if one hangs about near a black hole, one becomes longer and thinner - a process known as 'spaghettification'. Could be the way to add a couple of inches to my height. I am fond of grated Parmesan, after all.
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