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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2007, 18:02
Replies: 48
Views: 3,299
Posted By daedalus

Right to bare arms

Personally, I'm convinced the 2nd Amendment is spelling mistake. Remember these were English and Scottish gentlemen in tweed and wool worsted suits (and waistcoats) in WASHINGTON in the summer - a...
24th Oct 2007, 17:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By daedalus

First class

i just find first class bizarre. What kind of a lunatic would pay the cost of a luxury car for perhaps 8-9 hours of limited cosseting?
Better fly Y class to Bangkok (for example) and check-in at a...
20th Oct 2007, 09:01
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By daedalus

Flying to Guadeloupe

Ms. Daedalus and I are taking a cruise for the first time (sign of advancing age). Going to the Caribbean - Jamaica...Nah, she wanted to go!

Ship looks lovely and HUGE (86000 tonnes).

We fly...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2007, 08:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By daedalus

Who produces this rubbish?

Not only that, but what kind of undereducated dimwitted hoi polloi would give this garbage credence?

All too many, I fear. Your average Joe these days would believe anything.

The basic reason...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2007, 07:59
Replies: 72
Views: 4,225
Posted By daedalus

Sainsburys

A recent press report concerned muslim checkout staff at Sainsburys who refuse to check bottles or cans containing alcohol (no-one's asking them to drink or touch the contents).

Instead of sacking...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2007, 18:15
Replies: 55
Views: 3,646
Posted By daedalus

daedalus, cursed be he!

Hortatory subjunctive - yes indeed, quite possible.


"La sagesse normande" is a french expression meaning the wisdom the inhabitants of Normandie, who are renowned in France for their pragmatic...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2007, 08:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By daedalus

Bottom hygiene

As usual, the French invented it centuries ago, it's called a bidet and is much more ecologically sound, and indeed effective, than loo paper.

The french manufactured them,persuaded the entire...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2007, 08:12
Replies: 55
Views: 3,646
Posted By daedalus

national motto

"Dieu et mon droit" it is not. That's the Royal motto on the Royal Coat of Arms.

I like Scotland's (or more properly that of The Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Thistle) -Nemo me impune...
11th Sep 2007, 08:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,729
Posted By daedalus

Airport security vs. seaport security

See my post number 49 on thread "Airport security Fiasco" 2nd page concerning lack of security measures on fast ferry Boulogne-Dover.

:ugh:
4th Sep 2007, 08:01
Replies: 53
Views: 5,283
Posted By daedalus

And to put the lid on all this....

The public can be forgiven for being extremely sceptical about the seriousness with which the UK authorities take security. What is happening at airports is ridiculous given the following true...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2007, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,917
Posted By daedalus

Europe

Interesting isn't it that the anti EU posts are by Bernouilli (French/Italian mathematician) and Bahn-Jeux (German rail, French play).

What's going on here? Another famous anti-EU writer was...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2007, 15:54
Replies: 195
Views: 15,360
Posted By daedalus

United States of Vespucci?

The name America is supposed to have derived from the famous world map of Martin Waldseemuller, (woodlakemiller), who included the reference to Amerigo Vespucci, who, in any case wasn't the first to...
25th Aug 2007, 21:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By daedalus

Priority boarding with Ryanair

If you check in on line with only cabin baggage, then you get priority boarding, according to the paperwork "on the aircraft", BUT beware, if a bus takes you to the aircraft, youll get priority...
Forum: Cabin Crew
21st Aug 2007, 21:40
Replies: 1,223
Views: 1,286,486
Posted By daedalus

The quiet American

Sir,

You are the kind of American that Europeans think of when tempted by the present administration to regard all Americans as ignorant bullies. God bless you, you are the saviours of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2007, 15:40
Replies: 33
Views: 2,013
Posted By daedalus

Why?

Dear Desert Ferret,
Why do you care? The Africans don't.
It's not just a question of "look after my taxes". I'm not inhuman, far from it and I pity the poor buggers involved, but the point is that...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2007, 15:25
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By daedalus

Rumsfeld's folly.

Indeed, Load Toad, one couldn't make it up, but it's par for the course when you look at the complete and utter hash the US has made of the occupation.

It's not the Generals' fault, nor the...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2007, 15:08
Replies: 67
Views: 5,953
Posted By daedalus

Sayings

My Gran would say of fidgety grandchildren:

"Eeee, yer up and down like a Dicky Dancer!"

We never found out what a "Dicky Dancer" was.

:confused:
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2007, 13:43
Replies: 33
Views: 2,013
Posted By daedalus

Broon

I tend to agree with those who are impressed. Contrary to what the press want people to think of Broon (dour, miserable Scots git etc.) my initial impression is "Thank God normal service has been...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2007, 12:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By daedalus

Eccentric teachers

Harry Lancaster, head of chemistry at my old grammar school. Military style, looked like ex-indian Army major. Had his own coat of arms designed and painted on the Chem lab wall. Portrayed, blood,...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2007, 12:54
Replies: 39
Views: 2,197
Posted By daedalus

Aids and the religious right.

No-one seems to mention that, apart from the Cathloic Church, the other guilty party in all this is George Bush, pushed by the religious right. US aid is tied to promoting "abstinence" and not to...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2007, 12:43
Replies: 65
Views: 3,756
Posted By daedalus

Activities at the wheel.

So, using a mobile phone while driving is illegal, but fiddling with the FM (Fuzzy monster) radio or putting in CDs, or putting on your make-up if you're a lady or smoking, (even a pipe), or eating...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2007, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By daedalus

Hot water feed

To frostbite and BDiONU.

Don't see why hot water from a tank upstairs can't get to a dishwasher downstairs, or is your dishwasher in the bedroom?

Our main water heater is in the cellar and our...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2007, 16:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By daedalus

dishwashers

this may seem obvious, but if you have a large family and loads of dishes a dishwasher may be "greener", in the long run, than hand washing.If on the other hand, there are only two or three in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2007, 14:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By daedalus

sackcloth and ashes

velly solly. Memoly not what it was. Memoly never what i lemember it was.

P.S. the Burgundy doesn't help.
PPs Will try not to do it again.


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Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2007, 14:12
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By daedalus

Private Eye

Dear Frostbite,
I wrote that piece yesterday. i haven't read Private Eye for a few months now - though i enjoy it.
Have I inadvertently plagiarised something?
:confused:

Sorry, yes there...
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