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Old 8th Jan 2004, 16:36
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One has noticed that all web Current affairs forums tend to have the same subject threads going at any one time, one can save a lot of work by copying and pasting a single post to all the forums one surfs, or indeed copying and pasting someone elses post and claiming it as ones own.
One notes that most forums now also have a TRRBATPSOIT thread,although they may not be called that,another innovation Drapes should perhaps have patented.
Tiz quite mild today, but the rain continues to fall relentlessly.
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 16:56
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Hey Drapes,

Send some of that Geordie rain over to Manchester will ya?! I am dying to use my new umbrella that I got for crimbo.

And I don't mean poncy drizzle, I mean proper rain!
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 17:16
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Right peeps one is going to disapear for a couple of hours, one is going to format ones Hard Disk, one does this every six months or so,to get rid of the inevitable rubbish one accumulates, besides some kind of dialer has installed itself and one simply cannot get rid of it,it breaks the connection to my ISP and tries to dial some foreign number,at premiun rate no doubt, one has hunted it down through the dark corridors of th registry and such but it is a persistnt little swine, one is about to send it to digital hell.
One simply loves tying "format c" on the command line, reminds one of the days of DOS, which Drapes loved.
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 17:26
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[Geordie Narrator Provides Voiceover]

'Whyyee Ayyee, Will we ever see Toony Again, Will his 'ard drive survive the ordeal. Toon in tomorrow same pprooone-time, same pprooone-channel to find out if Tooony can escape the evil clutches of his unwanted dialler. '
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 18:10
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Jeez Drapes,

You sure work fast don't you!? Barely an hour has passed since my request for rain in manchester and its absolutely p1ssing down!!

One wonders whether this story about hard drives and alien diallers is merely a cover up and that tony is actually holed up in a loft conversion somewhere speaking to the powers that be about the particular location of dark grey rain clouds that have plagued his home town for the past few days?

Is there more to the Drapester than we know about?
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 18:48
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All is quiet in the City as we await the Old Lady's decision on rates at 1200 zulu. Angels' forecast is no change at 3.75 percent but a rise in February.

Then we've got the ECB's decision at 1245 GMT. Forecast is no change from two percent.

The coffee machine has broken.
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 19:07
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Something astonishing has occured , something unique in twenty years of farting about with puters,win rescue disk,win 98 CD graphic card driver CD, sound card driver CD, modem Driver CD, Isp CD, were all to hand,none had as they normally do secreted themselves in the top cupboard where the gravity tank lives or under ones settee or in in small hounds basket, this is amazing, all formated new pristine win 98 install all drivers loaded no probs and the Draper super puter is now purring like a moggy.
Were the weather more clement one would be singing.
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Old 8th Jan 2004, 21:01
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If that's true, Mr. D., then it can mean only one thing ...

there's a rip in the fabric of the universe.

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Old 9th Jan 2004, 00:23
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there's a rip in the fabric of the universe.

Well there's more than one rip - remember there was that documentry. THE TIME BANDITS
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 03:04
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Hmmm, one has been presented with a Rabbit, a late Rabbit should one say,fell to someones Purdey one thinks,Rabbit Pie or Rabbit Stew for small hound and self tomorrow methinks, oops one used the M word.
One is supprised Rabbit is not more popular it has a delicious and unique flavour and like the chicken is devoid of fat, one is supprised the health nazies do not sing the praises of the Rabbit from the rooftops.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 03:09
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On occasion chef would prepare rabbit for one in the accepted Frog manner. One would attempt to poke said bunny between dinner manglers before trusty F/O arrived as he was somewhat perturbed by dangling kidneys and whatnot in the little carcass. One is distraught at the standard of junior crew one is expected to work with these days.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 03:40
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TD & CP

Do you happen to know why rabbits are much less popular (in the edible form) on the north side of the Channel than on the south one ?

Do you think it has anything to do with the ban on ships ?

For French seamen and sailors, even the word "lapin" brings bad luck and is forbidden on board. Those little critters were quite dangerous if left loose (after chewing their way out of their wooden cages) on a wooden ship with hemp ropes (sorry I dunno the english equivalents of technical terms).

Those Froggy seamen are very superstitious indeed, the word "corde" (rope) is also forbidden on board, 'cause ropes were used to hang people, and prolly also because each and every piece of string has a function, hence has to have a specific name
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 05:05
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Been away. Thank you, Taildragger, for being alert.

Miss s, would I have written "Tongs" if I meant "tongs". Do you think so liittle of me? Please!

How quickly you forget the mother tongue.

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Old 9th Jan 2004, 05:56
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Happy Birthday Shirley!
Wanders off humming Gooollldfiiinger...
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 06:03
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Drapes next post on this thread will be his one thousandth.

Unless he goes back and deletes a few....
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 09:23
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Surely you didn't go through every page and add them up, timmcat?

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Old 9th Jan 2004, 11:26
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It's dark & windy and I'm bored up here in my little glass box.

Perhaps I should count TD's posts to keep busy. Yep, here come the men in white coats...............
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 15:02
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Euro trading at $1.2723/25.

Currency of the day is the Mongolian togrog. One U.S. dollar will get you 1,126 of them.

My boss is well late.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 15:16
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Ones right elbow is hurting like hell this morning,somebody has suggested one is suffering from Tennis elbow,one would like to make it plain here than one has never played tennis in ones life,one has picked up a tennis bat on one occasion that one can recal but that was to fling said bat at somebodied head.
One missed, the aerodynamic and flight path properties of a flung tennis raquet do not lend themselves to accurate flinging.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 15:19
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Gout, Herr Draper. Gout.
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