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Old 5th Sep 2003, 16:26
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...Mr Draper does his longest poem yet & Idon't get a mention, even though I was poster number 2....

Well I'll just have to increase my post rate again - work can go on a back-burner.

I'm missing SingaporeGirl already...maybe we could tempt FlyingFemme, WhirlyBird, or Aerbabe to take her place & throw banter in our direction?

(back to boring bits of info....I had a GREAT journey from my car to my office this morning, only 40 yards & a 2 minute lift journey....but for reasons I'll not divulge...it was one of my best walks in to-date)
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 16:55
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Does one detect a foul plot here, a plot to imply that Draper's ancestry has been polluted by by that thin palid weedy liquid, Gallic blood?
Put your minds at rest gentlemen,the first Drapers
William, Henry and John Drapour,, came to Englands from Holland and settled in Heckmondwyke Yorkshire in eleven hundred and how your father.
Once established in the fine county of north yorkshire they cross pollinated many of the local wimin os scandyhooligan ancestry resulting in that fine hybrid the Draper, who were very fruitful and multiplied.
Thus Drapers are to be found in every corner of this globe now, usualy in positions of power and influence, for we are the natural rulers of this planet.
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 17:13
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TC? You're first.... feel better..?

Ensconced and pampered by long-lash'd boys
the loiness reclines, awhirl with dreams
of plots diabolical and further ploys
to fulfill her Macchiavellian schemes.

With flippant fluency, taunts and riposte
our Maitre 'D in prose non-pareil reigns
more fur and feathers bound to be lost
when impugned offence she dramatically feigns.

From Draper Towers, his bastion impregnable
sentinel cynicism unassailable,
Showers the Malay horde with oil unquenchable
then snipes with witticism sharp and available.

Long into the dawn this skirmish may run,
who will first answer the Grey Piper's skirl?
Nay! I refuse this melée to shun.
none shall be vanquished by SlipofaGirl.


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Old 5th Sep 2003, 17:18
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Singapore's East,
America's West,
New Zealand is South
but Great Britain is best!
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 17:23
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Remiss of me TC

Posters come and posters go,
they speak of this and that
but the finest poster of them all,
was the one they call topcat.

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Old 5th Sep 2003, 17:28
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See...not only did I have a wonderful start to my day...I've now been honored with an ode from Herr Draper.

Now if I could just bump into a babe at lunch who wants to buy me a pint & smother me with affection
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 17:38
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On his Anglican bona fides
speaks TD with insistence,
but Frankish mention incurs
vitriolic Dutch resistance.

Though abiding north of the Tees
in quiet rumination
he rests in reveries
of genetic world domination.

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Old 5th Sep 2003, 18:38
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One has just devoured a pasty fresh from the baker oven, spiffing it were.
One normaly thinks little of the pastie, a tasteless southern creation in ones humble opinion, alright for those bucolic turnip farming slack jawed bumpkins down south, but a tad pallid for northern taste.
These pasties are a exception, splendid they are.
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 19:18
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Just to let you know there are no pasties here in Norway at the moment, quite a few patsies though. About to flight test and back to 'de emerald oil' tomorrow.
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 19:25
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Blam and dast it! missed the top of a page by the breadth of a mozzie's pubic hair!
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 19:47
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There you go Red&White....I'll put ya to the top if it means that much to ya



I could do with some food, I'm hank bleedin marvin.

Doesn't help that I'm doing 12+ hr days at the moment

So much for the good start to the day...it's rapidly rolling downhill
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Old 5th Sep 2003, 21:11
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redandwhite ?

by the sounds of all this 'emerald oil' are you a fan of absinthe 'loik d' Pope', den?


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Old 5th Sep 2003, 22:09
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My Internet access was down for over three hours this morning. I am only now getting back to normal after severe withdrawal symptoms left me blubbering in the corner

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Old 6th Sep 2003, 00:41
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Rossco,


True 'emerald oil' is actually black with a white head (a bit like Desmond Tutu!). The Pope certainly doesn't figure on my bestest friends list.
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Old 6th Sep 2003, 00:42
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From Drapes: (much earlier)
Spork he is spoiling for violence,
I would just like to clarify, for the very last time, that I am NOT "spoiling for violence"!!!

If anybody else says that, I am going to give them such a kicking that henceforth their name will be Arthur Kick from Kick Lane in Kickington, Kickfordshire.
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Old 6th Sep 2003, 01:11
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I see BA is talking of installing flare dispencers in their airyplanes, spoofing heat seekers for the use of.
Bad news for all those folks down south with thatched roofs.
I think a small phalanx gun instaled in the tail is a much better idea.
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Old 6th Sep 2003, 03:04
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What on Earth, pray tell, is a phalanx gun?
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Old 6th Sep 2003, 03:13
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Really Mr Spork, you supprise me,the Phalanx Gun is a multi barreled radar controlled rapid fire autonomous defence weapon, mostly deployed on Naval vessels after those Frenchies sold Johnny foreigner those exocet missiles.
They automaticly lock on, and shoot down incoming missile before they hit the target, leastwise thats the theory, although one has seen a clip of a phalanx gun locking on to shooting at, hitting and destroying a incoming artillary shell.
The local councill have refused Drapes permision to install them front and back on Draper Towers, feckin planning officers,
One was given to understand that just popping off flares when one has a Sidewinder on ones arse was futile, one also had to pull some high g manouvers in order to prevent said missile deciding you are still a tastier target than the flares.
I don't think those 747 thingies lend themselves to high G break turns very well.
Plenty room in the arse end of a 747 for a tail gun though, the pilot will have to make sure he switches the buggah off when he's in a landing queue though, safer to have manned weapons.
This would of course creat a whole new carreer level within the aviation industry,
"How you earn a crust son?"
"Me? I'm a tail gunner for Quantas"

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Old 6th Sep 2003, 04:21
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The local councill have refused Drapes permision to install them front and back on Draper Towers.
Are we going to see Draper Towers on the Restoration BB2 programme.
How will he cope with the two architects Marianne and Ptolemy mulling over his stuff, and Gryff Rees Jones doing the commentary.

Will the response be

Not a long contribution, but a tad useful to extend the thread.
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Old 6th Sep 2003, 04:43
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Don't talk to me about Architects, in the construction industry they were regarded as the lowest form of life.
True story, I installed some ceiling speakers a long corridor in a new crematorium, these were the common flush ceiling speakers one see all over in hotels and public buildings, spewing out background music PA announcments and such, in this case they were to play suitable somber music.
Very tall corridor as it happens,ceiling about 15 foot up, finishes job,comes back to commision and get them signed off, all the scaffolding has of course been taken down.
Twittering feckwit of a architect tell me he wants all the slots in the screws holding the speakers to the tiles turned so they all pointed down the corridor,I though he was kidding, but he weren't, you would need binocs to see the feckin screw heads I tell him, yes but I inspected them from the scafolding when it was up the ringpeice replies.
The trouble is such people have power, one had to comply.
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