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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2021, 12:29
Replies: 106
Views: 6,146
Posted By Captivep

Beautifully written, and should be read by...

Beautifully written, and should be read by anybody considering taking up a cigarette for the first time. My parents were both heavy smokers and I am so grateful to sheer dumb luck that neither I or...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2021, 14:49
Replies: 117
Views: 7,888
Posted By Captivep

In our village we have two thriving pubs, one...

In our village we have two thriving pubs, one more a drinkers' pub and the other a bit more foodie. Last year they were the hub of the village's efforts to support vulnerable local people throughout...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2021, 17:29
Replies: 53
Views: 4,207
Posted By Captivep

Sounds You’ve all taken lots of mine so just...

Sounds

You’ve all taken lots of mine so just a few extra from me:

Sounds

Cricket ball hitting the bat
The screeching of penguins
The silence in Antarctica
A lone piper
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2021, 18:16
Replies: 623
Views: 45,521
Posted By Captivep

During the last referendum campaign I was struck...

During the last referendum campaign I was struck by how dry and poor the better together campaign was - just talking about economics.

I have little doubt that Scotland would be worse off...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2021, 11:02
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By Captivep

The thing that struck me was how big a report it...

The thing that struck me was how big a report it was for how few staff they employ - 366!
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2021, 17:15
Replies: 72
Views: 4,889
Posted By Captivep

Then what's the point?

Then what's the point?
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 13:00
Replies: 86
Views: 5,221
Posted By Captivep

The puffing sound of a whale as it breathes. ...

The puffing sound of a whale as it breathes.

The chatter of thousands of penguins in South Georgia.

The extraordinary silence of a still day in Antarctica.

The "blue note" of a Hawker Hunter.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2021, 16:42
Replies: 61
Views: 5,284
Posted By Captivep

Question Well, that makes everything totally clear...

Well, that makes everything totally clear...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jan 2021, 13:24
Replies: 61
Views: 5,284
Posted By Captivep

I cannot prove that Christ was not resurrected,...

I cannot prove that Christ was not resurrected, or that he did not turn water into wine. But then, why should I be expected to? Everything we know (not just believe) from all of our history and our...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2020, 10:36
Replies: 61
Views: 5,284
Posted By Captivep

A fool and his money...

A fool and his money...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Dec 2020, 12:59
Replies: 79
Views: 7,041
Posted By Captivep

And the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service...

And the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2020, 14:02
Replies: 79
Views: 7,041
Posted By Captivep

Is it too late for me to sue someone, I wonder? ;)

Is it too late for me to sue someone, I wonder? ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2020, 12:12
Replies: 79
Views: 7,041
Posted By Captivep

I'm yet another left-hander with appalling...

I'm yet another left-hander with appalling handwriting; it seems to go with the territory!

I've sometimes wondered (although not very seriously or in a "poor little me" way) whether the fact that...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Captivep

i totally agree with your first paragraph.

i totally agree with your first paragraph.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 14:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Captivep

As it happens, I disagree completely that charity...

As it happens, I disagree completely that charity fundraisers are paid outrageous salaries but next time you give money to a Salvation Army collector you might want to ask them why they don't get rid...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2020, 11:33
Replies: 24
Views: 4,674
Posted By Captivep

The Upper Deck Business Class Bathrooms on BA...

The Upper Deck Business Class Bathrooms on BA A380s are so big that several people could partake at once (I imagine...).
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2020, 10:10
Replies: 98
Views: 5,278
Posted By Captivep

Me too! It makes me want to say "well, go on...

Me too! It makes me want to say "well, go on then."
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2020, 15:02
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

Thumbs up A very interesting and insightful point. I hadn't...

A very interesting and insightful point. I hadn't really thought about it in those terms before but it readily explains why most of us are less than impressed by most politicians most of the time!
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2020, 08:47
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

To quote Douglas Adams in his very wise book,...

To quote Douglas Adams in his very wise book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy":

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2020, 11:05
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

Picky? No - just keen to fully understand what...

Picky? No - just keen to fully understand what someone else is trying to say. The internet might not be a composition competition but it does provide a number of tools to help you manage...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2020, 09:42
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

Yes, I know...

Yes, I know...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2020, 09:55
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

Our broken economy's what? I'll ignore the...

Our broken economy's what?

I'll ignore the missed possessive apostrophe only because I enjoy pronouncing the new word you've created - but what exactly is realality?
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2020, 15:25
Replies: 100
Views: 10,071
Posted By Captivep

You may, of course, be right, but I suspect the...

You may, of course, be right, but I suspect the students of Trump University, the authorities who banned him from running a charity, the many women who have accused him of sexual assault, and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2020, 12:53
Replies: 857
Views: 183,494
Posted By Captivep

Shoehorn of the week winner!

Shoehorn of the week winner!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2020, 11:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By Captivep

They will have to pay you the wages already due...

They will have to pay you the wages already due and any holidays accrued but not taken in that time. If you don't turn up for the second half of your notice period they will simply not pay you for...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2020, 16:49
Replies: 278
Views: 31,883
Posted By Captivep

Absolute nonsense, in every respect. Not least,...

Absolute nonsense, in every respect. Not least, in terms of value. For just over three quid per week per household (not per person) the BBC provides BBC1, BBC 2, BBC 3 (online), BBC 4, BBC News, BBC...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 12:03
Replies: 17
Views: 5,341
Posted By Captivep

You should certainly try and find out who...

You should certainly try and find out who confiscated the question mark from your keyboard...
26th Jul 2020, 14:33
Replies: 2,170
Views: 286,601
Posted By Captivep

Not a sighting per se, but just went on FR24 to...

Not a sighting per se, but just went on FR24 to check a very distinctive drone going over me (just north of Chester) which turned out to be an RAF A400 heading back to Brize Norton and spotted a very...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 18:51
Replies: 24
Views: 2,101
Posted By Captivep

A. P. Ocryphal, I think.

A. P. Ocryphal, I think.
5th Jul 2020, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 4,342
Posted By Captivep

Very nice, I'm sure - but not quite the same as...

Very nice, I'm sure - but not quite the same as the tribute to the erstwhile colonial power in the original picture.
5th Jul 2020, 14:11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,342
Posted By Captivep

US Independence Day Flypast (well, sort of)

The US Secretary of Defense (sic) tweeted this picture yesterday to mark independence day...
...
4th Jul 2020, 15:20
Replies: 469
Views: 204,207
Posted By Captivep

Well, why don't come back in a couple of months...

Well, why don't come back in a couple of months and check out the number of AAR (or other "normal" tasking) flights it has, or hasn't, done? Not holding my breath!
25th Jun 2020, 15:00
Replies: 469
Views: 204,207
Posted By Captivep

I suspect I’ll be in the minority on here, but I...

I suspect I’ll be in the minority on here, but I like it.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By Captivep

I suspect this thread will turn into a version of...

I suspect this thread will turn into a version of the "aeroplane on a conveyor belt" conundrum!
6th Jun 2020, 18:47
Replies: 77
Views: 17,632
Posted By Captivep

I see very little comment in this rejuvenated...

I see very little comment in this rejuvenated thread about the current occupant of the White House; it's more about the impact/merit of the USA taking a more isolationist posture (which it does tend...
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