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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 22:42
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

I'm admitting nothing - but why do you ask?

I'm admitting nothing - but why do you ask?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2019, 23:31
Replies: 2,486
Views: 297,466
Posted By jimtherev

On first reading I saw 'faeces', but then...

On first reading I saw 'faeces', but then...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2019, 23:05
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

... and its interpretation of what's news ain't...

... and its interpretation of what's news ain't up to much, either.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2019, 17:03
Replies: 53
Views: 5,912
Posted By jimtherev

Another useful addition on the screen of my...

Another useful addition on the screen of my previous automobile satnav but not on the present one, was a small compass needle. So I had track up display, with the additional prompt of where north...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2019, 23:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By jimtherev

... and I still remember with some embarrassment,...

... and I still remember with some embarrassment, "Hello, heavy breather, you're through"!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 23:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,135
Posted By jimtherev

Actually, back in the day, the first presenter...

Actually, back in the day, the first presenter *was* a man. Whodathoughtit!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2019, 22:37
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By jimtherev

Of course! Yes, the Electric Spine was...

Of course!


Yes, the Electric Spine was supposed to be completed in Control Period 5, ending this year, but has quietly been booted into CP6. The Southampton-Basingstoke was the guinea pig route...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2019, 23:33
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By jimtherev

Nowt of course. ISTR that when, back in the 80s...

Nowt of course. ISTR that when, back in the 80s the Thameslink proposal first started being talked about, some of the engineers suggested that the N. London High Voltage overhead system could be...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2019, 22:22
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

Thought it time to be really boring and totally...

Thought it time to be really boring and totally pointless so...

UP we go!
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 22:32
Replies: 21
Views: 2,770
Posted By jimtherev

No, it's where you eat your super (According to...

No, it's where you eat your super (According to my mother-in-law, at least.)
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Dec 2018, 16:41
Replies: 12,621
Views: 8,355,082
Posted By jimtherev

... and so Old Tom was returned to his bed. ...

... and so Old Tom was returned to his bed.
Accepting that he really was on the way out, he asked for a visit from his solicitor, his bank manager and a priest.
When they arrived, he instructed the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2018, 08:07
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

Happy Christmas, you lot. Blessings and peace! ...

Happy Christmas, you lot. Blessings and peace!
Jim
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2018, 22:47
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

Yes, I was a prison chaplain in the nineties at...

Yes, I was a prison chaplain in the nineties at what became a young offenders institution. An interesting time. Lots of sadness, often concealed as bravado or even humour. And that remark...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2018, 22:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By jimtherev

I'd suggest, PJ, that the rot started earlier,...

I'd suggest, PJ, that the rot started earlier, maybe with the launch of Barclaycard Credit Card in 1967 (existed a year earlier as a debit card) followed shortly afterwards by Access Cards. Remember...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2018, 23:19
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

I wonder if Eartha Kitt ever did? "San-ta...

I wonder if Eartha Kitt ever did?
"San-ta ba-by, a fif-ty four con-ver-ti-ble too, light blue, I'll wait up for you dear, San-ta ba-by, so hur-ry down the chim-ney to-night. "
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2018, 23:35
Replies: 202
Views: 10,323
Posted By jimtherev

And it depends on how you value your own time. I...

And it depends on how you value your own time. I have on occasion revived inkjets. Involves mess, several passes with careful brushing & cycling thro' the printer, also replacing the little foam...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2018, 22:18
Replies: 50
Views: 3,057
Posted By jimtherev

Sadly, from my observations, there seem to be...

Sadly, from my observations, there seem to be many primary schools which don't teach primary school English nowadays. (Discuss)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2018, 22:14
Replies: 202
Views: 10,323
Posted By jimtherev

What a super idea! I must investigate that when...

What a super idea! I must investigate that when 'erindoors is mobile after her hip operation (Report to the Nuffield at 07:00 tomorrow.) Might be something several of us old farts could get...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2018, 22:40
Replies: 202
Views: 10,323
Posted By jimtherev

The other item that was occasionally worth its...

The other item that was occasionally worth its weight in gold in days of yore was a humungous great copper soldering iron. Heat it with a torch until just too hot, then apply it to the nut (if...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2018, 23:06
Replies: 9,551
Views: 885,043
Posted By jimtherev

Which reminds me: I was talking about this the...

Which reminds me: I was talking about this the other day. When I was a sprog I sometimes got excruciating pains in my joints. The doc pronounced them 'growing pains'. Sure enough, puberty came,...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2018, 23:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By jimtherev

Surely a more successful idea would be to release...

Surely a more successful idea would be to release the birdies in the South of France just at the beginning of the shooting season. One hears that nothing that flies is safe during that month -...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2018, 23:11
Replies: 202
Views: 10,323
Posted By jimtherev

If it's fun - i.e. mechanical / simple electronic...

If it's fun - i.e. mechanical / simple electronic / small cosmetic / 'make me a gadget to...' then I'm up for it. And usually a trawl on line will find any component I need.
If it needs lots of...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2018, 11:12
Replies: 410
Views: 78,185
Posted By jimtherev

In my case it was an Austin All-agro, different...

In my case it was an Austin All-agro, different bodywork, same crap as the 1100s. No brakes, of course - hydraulics open-circuit, and no such thing as a split braking system on that piece of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2018, 22:38
Replies: 410
Views: 78,185
Posted By jimtherev

One of which concerns life-expectancy. Quote "He...

One of which concerns life-expectancy. Quote "He was a healthy and religious old man who didn't look his age..." (Old man? He was 40!)
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Nov 2018, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By jimtherev

I expect the protestor would send a message to...

I expect the protestor would send a message to his close friend the chief constable if he needed police assistance....
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