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Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2007, 12:08
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

tinpis - don't know how old your boy is, but...

tinpis - don't know how old your boy is, but here's a clock that you can manipulate:- http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/clock.html
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 22:54
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

Siebe Gorman suits?...

Siebe Gorman suits? http://masa.net/pics/Siebe_allas.jpg

I had a plastic model from a cornflakes packet that worked with baking powder IIRC . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 21:53
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

Utoob version of the Windoc incident:-...

Utoob version of the Windoc incident:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Wn2RDzsvg
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 21:19
Replies: 29
Views: 2,752
Posted By JackHowe

Do you think she had to strip for the photo...

Do you think she had to strip for the photo session?
Maybe even caress the bottle?

Such thing have been known I believe . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 20:45
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

Apologies, FSL - one had forgotten that you were...

Apologies, FSL - one had forgotten that you were still using cocoa tins and string.
The video shows a 'coaster' approaching at speed one of those 'lifting' bridges like they have in the Fens (where...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 19:07
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

I believe that the current incumbents introduced...

I believe that the current incumbents introduced legislation outlawing such reprehensible behaviour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_Parties,_Elections_and_Referendums_Act_2000

Gordon...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 18:58
Replies: 10,000
Views: 445,631
Posted By JackHowe

One for Herr Drapes (and any other nautical types).

Watch the video first - repeat if necessary - then 'judge' whose fault it was - then (and only then) read what really happened . . .

http://www.magpieyachts.com/files/LOWBRIDGE.wmv...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2007, 17:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,164
Posted By JackHowe

Peugeot (also Citroen) diesel engines are...

Peugeot (also Citroen) diesel engines are economical and reliable (as are, I believe, the VW/Skoda ones).
Probably the best value-for-money would be a Skoda (basically VW anyway).
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2007, 22:58
Replies: 24
Views: 2,372
Posted By JackHowe

I think it's worse than that, Mad Flt. 100%...

I think it's worse than that, Mad Flt.
100% inflation would mean doubling every year (or whenever the qualifying period is defined - it could be 100% per week), so adding the extra zeros means 2000...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2007, 20:40
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By JackHowe

Give that man a coconut! Ian Callum:-...

Give that man a coconut!
Ian Callum:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Callum
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2007, 20:26
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By JackHowe

Lartie was endemic school-speak for me in the 50s...

Lartie was endemic school-speak for me in the 50s (though I've not heard it used for half a century past).
Wasn't able to find it in any lists of Tyneside words though (but I can somehow hear it...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2007, 20:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,742
Posted By JackHowe

I drive a diesel-engined car. Recently the...

I drive a diesel-engined car. Recently the power-steering pump collapsed as I was starting a long journey (on major trunk roads and motorway). I reasoned that I could manage without power-steering,...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2007, 23:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By JackHowe

I believe that 'laver' is the French word for...

I believe that 'laver' is the French word for wash and is reflexive 'se laver' which also means to wash onesself or 'faire sa toilette'.
Funny old World.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2007, 00:53
Replies: 37
Views: 2,164
Posted By JackHowe

BMC (later BLMC) were said to lose 30 on every...

BMC (later BLMC) were said to lose 30 on every Mini that they produced as it left the showroom ie without any warranty work being included.
Sounds like BMW are outperforming their nemesis by a...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2007, 22:01
Replies: 1,518
Views: 81,800
Posted By JackHowe

Scottish MSPs have been attending an event at...

Scottish MSPs have been attending an event at which Al Gore's infamous film has been screened.
I've not seen Al Gore's film, but I've just heard on the radio from one of the MSPs that:-
As an...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2007, 19:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By JackHowe

Check the situation WRT No Claims Bonus - you...

Check the situation WRT No Claims Bonus - you might not qualify if you subsequently return to Comprehensive Insurance . . .

Comprehensive Cover might include loan of a replacement vehicle if your...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2007, 17:48
Replies: 80
Views: 4,220
Posted By JackHowe

My Father was fighting fires from bombs dropped...

My Father was fighting fires from bombs dropped onto the docks on Tyneside.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 23:09
Replies: 59
Views: 3,809
Posted By JackHowe

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showpost.php?p=372038...

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3720386&postcount=36
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 21:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By JackHowe

Some people have done just that! Some guy near...

Some people have done just that! Some guy near East Midlands IIRC.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 21:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By JackHowe

Think we've already had one of those.

Think we've already had one of those.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 21:15
Replies: 37
Views: 2,164
Posted By JackHowe

Why would the head gasket on a modern engine 'go'...

Why would the head gasket on a modern engine 'go' unless there was some weakness in the design or construction?
Engines should wear out after hundreds of thousands of miles, (ask airborne_artist),...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 19:10
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By JackHowe

If you consider the state of most public toilets,...

If you consider the state of most public toilets, would you really want to follow anybody into the bath?
You'd have to consider why the previous occupant wanted/needed to take a bath . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 19:02
Replies: 40
Views: 14,450
Posted By JackHowe

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/con-pilot/E...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/con-pilot/EqQFKmgRMGFV.jpg
It's clear from the lack of orientating features that the above image is either reproduced 90degrees of rotation clockwise (and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 15:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Posted By JackHowe

One is hearing on the wireless that heavy (and...

One is hearing on the wireless that heavy (and determined) consumption of alcohol is considered de rigeur among profession orchestra musicians.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2007, 00:49
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Posted By JackHowe

Workers in the Odense Glass(blowing) Works were...

Workers in the Odense Glass(blowing) Works were supplied with beer from the local brewery to replenish the fluid lost through perspiration whilst working in the high temperature near the furnaces.
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