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Old 12th Jan 2004, 07:21
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Harvey Keitel has about five movies in progress just now and about 100 of them in total since 1966.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 07:36
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Victor Fleming directed Captains Courageous (1937), Test Pilot (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone With the Wind (1939), Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1941) , Tortilla Flat (1942) among other films.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 09:06
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Watching 1967 James Bond flic - You Only Live Twice. In Hong Kong, British ship is flying white flag with red cross and Union Jack. Google found me 15 other flags with a unionjack, but not this one. Is it made up or an historical flag of some kind?
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 14:06
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Ah, Honkers! I lived there for four years.

In The Man from the Golden Gun, Roger Moore emerges from Bottoms Up (topless wenches selling booze at outrageous prices), jumps in a cab and says 'Take me to Kowloon.'

The trouble is, Bottoms Up is in Kowloon.

Anyway, I was an islander.

Since we're talking Hong Kong, the currency of the day is the Hong Kong dollar.

This currency is pegged to the U.S. dollar at 7.80 Hong Kong dollars to US$1. It trades in a narrow range around that and is currently at 7.7626/35.

The HKMA (Hong Kong Monetary Authority - the de facto central bank) has been intervening in the last few weeks to stop the HK$ from rising too much.

I have a hangover.

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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:12
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Must be a bad hangover, 'cos I'm feeling it too.

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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:18
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Sounds like it is going to be rough day weather wise for those Southern fops,what with tornado's rushing up the Bristol Channel and huge areas of low pressure moving inexorably toward the south coast.
Perhaps we Northeners should prepare food parcels forrem., on second thoughts, Nah! **** em!.

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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:28
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Herr Draper, we don't want your food parcels. Tripe and mushy peas -- who needs 'em?

The reason for the hangover is half a bottle of Smirnoff Blue (100 percent proof). Now if you could arrange for some of that to be airlifted dahn sarf.....
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:34
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Thats what they'd have us beleive, it's southerners over-exaggerating as per usual. It's no more than a light breeze Mr Draper, if the weatherman himself is southern, take what he says with a pinch of salt.

with tornado's rushing up the Bristol Channel
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:35
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Sounds good, BlueDiamond I miss the fresh seafood we had when I lived on the east coast of the U.S. of A. Used to have fresh fish, shrimp, oysters, squid nearly every night. Crawfish tails (mud bugs) were a delicasy. But here in the midwest, we catch 'em, twist the tail off, and peel the tail, then use the tail for fishing bait.
Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Swordfish were delicious, too. Ever had octopus?? Never hungry enough to try it, but I heard it was good.
Now in the midwest, all we can get is the frozen crap.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:37
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Ha ! see what I mean, no Northener would ever drink half a bottle of anything, rather like those Gurkha(sp?) chaps have to draw blood once they have unsheathed those big curly knives, once a Northener pulls a cork ,thats it, the bottle must be finished.

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Old 12th Jan 2004, 16:37
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So, Met office issues a severe Wx warning, where is it? Raining hard at the moment but no wind (they forecast 80 mph).
Dippy wx woman on Sky last night refered to a "Typhoon" being sighted in the Bristol Channel, (twas a waterspout so I reckon she meant tornado, which is not quite as wrong).

Angels, doing US/HK $ sums at seven in the morning prolly don't help a hangover.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 17:10
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At sea we called em water spouts and they were quite a common sight, can't say I ever saw one close up, they must be similar beast to a Tornado though, a rapidly rotating column of air?
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 17:55
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Yes, tis the same Mr D. Waterspout =sea-going tornado. Saw a formation of three WSs in Cyprus, as they hit the coast, two died out but the third continued as a small tornado for a couple of mins before dying out. Still calm here, not a breath of wind let alone the forecast half-hooligan. Which is good.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 18:00
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A waterspout hit Dublin a few years ago and did no damage other than to throw a 4WD Jeep onto it's roof.

I applaud it's excellent judgement.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 18:10
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My new word of the day is 'calenture'. Sounds as if it should be a Spanish shoe, but in fact it is defined as a tropical delirium of sailors, who think that the sea is green fields and try to leave the ship to go walking around. Did Mr Draper ever suffer from that, I wonder?

Belated birthday greetings to small hound. What's four in human terms? 28? Just a couple of years to go to catch up with his master then.

Edited to compensate for the rip in the space and time continuum that is PPRuNe...

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Old 12th Jan 2004, 18:19
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I assembled a bed on Sunday. Wasn't difficult, just a bit awkward at times trying to do it alone when you really needed an extra pair of hands. Still, I did it without breaking out into a sweat you'll be pleased to hear.

I was most impressed I managed to fit it inside the beast of a motor...2.1meters long was the longest box...slid in with ease. Saved myself the £80 delivery fee.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 18:22
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Wasn't there a song called "Calenture Girl"?
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 18:39
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The bloke who sat opposite me on the train today, had a coffee stain on his white shirt
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 20:16
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Finfly, I thought there would be a flood of responses. The flag you describe sounds like the White Ensign, ensign of the Royal Navy.
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Old 12th Jan 2004, 20:44
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Our office broadband connection is actually the 2Mbs ultra ultra speedy jobby.

Means you can surf illicitly much quicker.

(Proon the exception to the above, still have to wait 30 secs for the server to respond)
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