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Old 18th May 2004, 22:50
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One has four cigarette lighter in front of one,all four have decided to cease functioning as lighter within the last half hour, each produces a spark and one can hear gas hissing from them, yet they refuse to light,Bugga em.
Wonder what the statistical odds of that are.
Fortunatly one keeps a emergency box of Swan Vesta household lucifers for just such emergencies.
One has a draw full of posh lighters that have given up the ghost over the years yer Ronsons and Dunhills,the ones that have mutinied tonight are the cheap 30p throw away ones from the corner shop,one has found them more reliable than the solid gold diamond studded ones, the failed lighters tonight are the exeption that proves the rule one thinks.
Never thunk that statement made much sense actually,
"the exception that proves the rule",
what the **** does it mean anyway.


One is watchin Sharpe on cable, my but those Frenchies had bonny uniforms,they don't have much to say for themselves though, except ARRRGGGHHH. YARROOOO UUUGHHH, Merde one est mort! groan.

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Old 18th May 2004, 23:07
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Driving south last year along M74 (just before you join M6) there is a sign that says "Farm Shop Left Under Bridge" can anyone tell me why they didn't put it somewhere else?
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Old 18th May 2004, 23:12
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gobfa Do you mean the sign or the shop?The farm shop was there years before there were motorways,when that road was actually part of the A6.Good produce still.
Mr Draper Thats because they are cheese eating surrender monkies.
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Old 18th May 2004, 23:13
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Does seem a silly place to build a bridge right in front of a farm shop.

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Old 18th May 2004, 23:16
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Mr Draper, try a Zippo, indestructable and made of yer kryptonite stuff. But I've given up the cancer sticks for three years now ****.

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Old 18th May 2004, 23:25
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Had a few zippos over the years they were good, but still a bit of a fanny on filling em with petrol every couple of days , one seemed to lose lighter at a high rate, so the throw away ones seemed ideal.
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Old 19th May 2004, 02:04
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Morning everyone. Antipodean shift logging on.

Congratulations on the 9K everyone ... well done.

I'll print a copy of The Schedule required for our progress towards the mighty 10K thingies ... but I'll do that after I've had my first cup of coffee. Oh, and a really nice brekkie is on the menu today too ...

Takes a little look and finds Ozzy is fast asleep. Tiptoes very, very quietly away and continues PPRuNing.

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Old 19th May 2004, 04:30
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Ho hum ....

Time for another cup of coffee and another post or two.

Wanders out to kitchen to make coffee and hopes that Ozzy will wake up soon to make brekkie ....

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Old 19th May 2004, 06:37
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While Mr. Draper's fast asleep,
Tucked in his warm bed.
One lonely Prooner tries to keep
A vigil on this thread.

With keyboard placed in front of her,
And coffee close to hand.
Determinedly she does her share,
To keep up with demand.


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Old 19th May 2004, 07:40
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Morning peeps, dull and overcast here this morning.
One sees the smacking of childred controvercy has raised its head once again,one agrees children should not be smacked with the hand,they should be soundly thrashed with a stout stick.


never did us any harm,
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Old 19th May 2004, 07:44
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Good Morning, Mr. D. Did you have a good sleep?

On this day in 1649, Oliver Cromwell declared England a commonwealth.

Happy Commonwealth Day.

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Old 19th May 2004, 07:55
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Indeed BD, a great man, we made a right arse of it after he popped his clogs though,and went back to more of the same. People forget we had our revolution long before those raggy arsed cake eaters over the channel or those rebellious tobacco farming tea vandals over the pond.

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Old 19th May 2004, 08:04
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What-what?!?
9k and I wuzn't here?! Somebody will have the gun-wheel for this.

A-n-d. . . I've been missing the largesse of BD's physical endearments viz. "bringing comfort and support to the troops". Hmm?
( One will have to exercise one's advantage of proximity and bring offerings of poached seafood, MS. BD, purely as a neighbourly gesture, dontcherknow? Ignore the rumour-mongering that it's only for a huggle. . . . )

I drove into t'Big Village today. I drove back again. Did you know when the air's colder the volumetric efficiency of the air/fuel mixture in your engine is greater?

Suggestion for a replacement thread (should the Archiv inevitably claim this'n. . .) : TRRBAPSOII. . . ?
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Old 19th May 2004, 08:05
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Hello, Good day and welcome!

Blue Skies, no clouds, on the Costa. Even CNN have got it right today with "Sunny".

Will have to give the legs an airing and wear shorts today, as it's getting two hot in the nether regions for jeans or any other garment with legs in.

Opened a bottle of Ron Nelson's white rum last night, as couldn't get hold of Bacardi. Not bad...Ron is a decent fellow.
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Old 19th May 2004, 08:12
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Ron seems a rather unfortunate and wimpy choice of first name to go with a surname such as Nelson.

Hmmm, India seems a strange place, they can find ten million people to man our call centers, but not one Prime Minister.
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Old 19th May 2004, 08:14
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Rossco ... I'd give you a hug any time whether you turned up here with seafood or not.

H U G

I do like seafood though ... prawns, scallops, crayfish, squid ...
yummmmmmm.

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Old 19th May 2004, 08:16
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His great great uncle Horatio has just phoned...........doesn't like his great great nephew being called a Wimpy.....he prefers Burgerking!
Is threatening to come and see you. Said something about bringing his gunship up your river Tyne, to give you a broadside!
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Old 19th May 2004, 08:18
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Lawrence of Arabia died today in 1935.Seem to think that if he was still alive we might have not had the same situation in Iraq.Now theres a thought.
Dull and overcast on Gods side of the border.On hols on Saturday upto Scotland..typical the forecast is rain...Mr Lucky or what!
Mr Draper As in the musician?If my name was Gandhi don't think I'd risk it either,have a tendency to die in horrible circumstances.
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Old 19th May 2004, 08:22
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Fraid his gunship wouldn't make it up the Tyne now, the lurvies have caused to be built a hideous chunk of modern art across the river thereby effectivley blocking same,and they have the unmitigated gall to call it a bridge,oh yeh, we really needed a footbridge across the Tyne.
Feckers!!

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Old 19th May 2004, 08:32
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Do metal full size elephants count as modern art?

A new holiday resort has been built between Fuengirola and Benalmadena. The entrance roundabout has five full size elephants and two baby ones in the middle! Gives the newcomer a fright during the night and stops the locals going straight over the roundabout!

I have a theory about the Ghandi dynasty. Their sad past is retribution for the tearing down of the old "Red House" Conservative Club in Wembley, by Brent Council and replacing t with a council office tower block named "My hat, My Ghandi, House"...well that's what the old locals call it!
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