27 November 2009

Daily Chat 27/11/09



Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade in 1095.  Macy's in New York held their first annual Thanksgiving Day parade in 1925.  The descent module of the Soviet Union's Mars 2 became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars when it crash landed in 1971.  Helen Clark became the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1999.

Born today:  Anders Celsius (1701-1744), Buster Merryfield (1920-1999), Ernie Wise (1925-1999), Bruce Lee (1940-1973), Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) and Caroline Kennedy (1957).

Eid al-Adha begins at sundown.

181 comments:

  1. Thanks to everyone for the kind words & support for my ATL piece over at Cif!

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  2. It is a fine piece Montana - eloquent, subtly nuanced and good humoured - they will have you back by popular acclaim!

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  3. Hi Montana,

    just to say well done, great piece.

    I agree with Clunie's remark (who's consistently a great poster- Scottish obviously;)) that you should get a regular column.

    CiF publishes so many US based articles that to get a regular column from a US citizen with a different viewpoint would be refreshing.

    Well done again.

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  4. Calling Fencewalker,

    I go out for the evening and see you try to usurp me as GIYUS St Peter, the first among equals apostle.

    Leave it! I'm his number one cheerleader, ok?

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  5. Montana

    Just want to echo the others - good stuff and I hope you get the chance to write some more. I'd love a letters from Cowpat Junction column.

    Come on Your Grace, learn to share :-))

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  7. Sheff,

    All too willing to share the GIYUS love but I claim the Colonel Tom Parker role to GIYUS's Elvis.

    Which is quite apt, considering the role Elvis played in the moon landings cover up. Do you know the real reason Elvis 'died'? Not on the toilet but at the hands of NASA...........

    Just had a look at Montana's article and the latest comments. What is the point of BTH?

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  8. The point of BTH is that he's a git.

    Now I will read what he wrote to find out *why* he is a git in this case ...

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  9. Nice article, btw, Montana. And great comment by Ally "the right to arm bears" *gg*

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  10. I'd comment on the David Cronin piece but I just can't decide which of the 47 issues he's loosely tacked together I should focus on.

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  11. elementary - have always loved that line - someone else came up with the typo 'right to bare arms', which, incidentally, was part of the 'bill of rights' that was put up in a lighter moment on a support group thread I used to go to...

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  12. Ally commented on the "bare arms", too. Funny chap, isn't he? Too bad I can't meet him this evening ...

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  13. Wonderful article Montana! Well done!

    Agree with Sheff - letters from Cowpat Junction would be great!!

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  14. Bitethepillow

    made me laugh a lot

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  15. Jay

    As did BiteTheCarpet - a gem from stoaty!

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  16. Afternoon All
    Montana - Very well done , tone and topic just right. More please.

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  17. Hi Leni

    It's quiet round here today!

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  18. Hi MsChin

    Quiet indeed. My head is buzzing with so many things - some of great import and others about dogs and parrots.

    so much talk recently on Abuse and violence leaving permananent scars. All my animals are 'resue' beasties. An abused dog who doesn't bark, is too gentle to defend himself and will sleep only when under his blanket.

    A parrot who was kept for 8 years alone in a darkened shed - now learning to fly and talk , very destructive but free to come and go from cage as and when he likes.

    Patriotism. gender issues, 'othering' be it of individuals or nations - need to stop thinking and read a rubbish book or perhaps paint a ceiling !

    Anyway - hello across the whatever it is which joins us.

    Love Leni

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  19. MsChin, Leni

    ssshhhhh, we're trying to do our own version of this

    Sorry about that interruption everyone. Now from the top.....

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  20. Leni

    Know what you mean. I've had rescue dogs & so has my friend - hers was dognapped when a pup from a cruel owner who'd neglected him, took the poor thing 2 years to bark. Also had a friend with a rescue parrot which had been left largely alone & fed nothing but bacon scraps. It had plucked out its own feathers, so looked pretty odd, but recovered & enjoyed divebombing unwary visitors.

    If you want some light entertainment, I'm playing at Wars of the Roses with Kiz & others over on Waddya.

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  21. ** tiptoes back in **

    Sorry about the noise there, Duke ..

    ** tiptoes out again **

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  22. Great stuff guys, well done. The best rendition yet.

    Ok, MsChin, normal service is resumed.

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  23. Actually, the War of the Roses has been somewhat postponed as real war has broken out elsewhere ..

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  24. MSChin

    Was about to wade in with a wotabowt the Welsh thing , the Tudor rose and all that. - really not that patriotic.

    Mention of much of Lancs reminded me of being shipped back and forth between L'Pool and Barrow as a child. Lved for short while on the Fylde but don't really know Yorkshire tho have a cousin in law who bakes a mean parkin.

    Your Dookness - I enjoyed the silence - not enough of it around outside my forgotten village. The longer I stay here the harder it is to cope with towns. I get shopping angst now when I have to go to the supermarket. Perhaps I should return to the rough and tumble of town life. My hermit propensities are overtaking me.

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  25. Over on MWs thread, Duke.

    And parkin is just gorgeous.

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  26. Stoaty, you about?

    What did you mean over on Montana's thread?

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  27. He's jesting with you, Dot, to wind you up. He must be missing deano.

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  28. MsChin

    The poster wars on Montana's thread. Feuding and ancient hatreds - are deletions and bannings the same as 'honour' killings ? They obviously demand retribution. Some comments remind me of the 'Remember 1066' type.

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  29. Ah the mods have got to it anyway, spoilsports!

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  30. Ah, half the posts have gone to the deletion bin, I see.

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  31. dot,
    Stop snivelling man.
    I'm going to ask my close personal pal bitethebum
    to come over here so we can both moan about being modded.

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  32. Stoaty, who says I'm a man you conclusion jumping little mustelid?! ;-)

    And you and your pal can do whatever you like to each other's posteriors, hope you enjoy it!

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  33. What I like about Dot's insults is that you always have to google what they are ..

    And careful stoaty, are you sure you're ready to take on carpetgripper?

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  34. Ha ha! Managed to catch most of the stuff on MW's thread. He really has some serious issues, old Bitey, hasn't he? Sad, really. Although I loved his comment on SW US. He 'consulted his notes' from a few years ago and came up with a fascinating anecdo...zzzzzzzzzzz

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  35. Nice BTL response, Montana!

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  36. Hey scherf

    I too, noted the notes thing with some amusement - maybe it was phrased thus for that purpose, given the recent assertions re: The Archivist. More seriously, he does seem to be a tad obsessive at times, which is a shame.

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  37. Montana,

    echoing MsChin, cracking response below the line.

    Classy. And a funny post from sparerib right underneath.

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  38. MsChin

    "And careful stoaty, are you sure you're ready to take on carpetgripper?"

    Dropping one of those ps would also work........

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  39. MsChin

    "And careful stoaty, are you sure you're ready to take on carpetgripper?"

    Dropping one of those ps would also work....

    (but will this post?!?)

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  40. Steady on, Dot, you'll get poster's elbow. Or something.

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  41. Dot,
    Another two for your archive.
    Please God I never take this bollocks seriously.
    Btw,
    You are not a woman, my mother was one and I've been married to one for forty odd years. I'm a bit of an expert.
    BTH. is a woman though.

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  42. Off to look after me mum for the weekend. Good work Montana, have fun you lot ;-)

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  43. I've been both amused and annoyed at the criticisms over there. One of the things that amuses me is that I wrote a piece based on my own experiences and the reactions that I've had from other Americans when they find out that I'd prefer to live in Europe and the critics are replying mostly with anecdotal evidence of their own. Somehow their anecdotal evidence is more valid than mine? Their stereotyping is more enlightened than mine? Even though their very outrage at what I've written only confirms the notion that most Americans can't handle even the vaguest criticism of the US?

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  44. Bye, Bitters, hope all's well there.

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  45. Montana

    Surprised me how umpty some people can be. We have a saying up north - 'There's nowt so queer as folk' - which (given the old-fashioned meaning of the Q word used here) seems to sum it up.

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  46. Montana

    It would be impossible to write anythinh about USA , or UK for that matter, without attracting criticism and blind patriots. Had you written a glowing description - all's well in the American paradise, you would still be attacked.

    You obviously hit the right note for Cif judging by the numbers of responses.

    Keep up the good work.

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  47. MsChin

    Some folk go to Cif simply in the hope of finding something to offend them

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  48. How dare you say such a thing, Leni? I am really offended now!

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  49. Leni

    I'm sure you're right, which is why scherfig has given CiF up & got the 'ump over here instead.

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  50. Gotta go now, see y'all later.

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  51. Evening all

    Shit day. Both cases adjourned after much fannying about. This afternoon's one, they waiting til bloody 4.30 to decide they wouldn't have time to hear it...No, really? Muppets.

    I need beer.

    Over to CiF to have a browse.

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  52. Sherf

    i am offended by your typical lefty. knee jerk anti fem response to me.

    It's bein' so cheerful as keeps me goin' in this sea of misery and insult.

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  53. Bitethepillow/carpet/bum being called "scratchyoureyesout" by Gillesboy.

    Classic.

    :o)

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  54. Leni, your offense at my offense offends me. As I am in the middle of making my Xmas pudding, please refer any further offensive remarks to BB. She's used to it. :o)

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  55. Now you're just being offensive scherfig

    Are you seriously making your xmas put, btw?

    Nice one. I will buy mine cos I am too lazy...

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  56. Yeah. Just stirred it. Using Guinness rather than brandy or whiskey. Tastes great already and I haven't even boiled it yet.

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  57. A well done to Montana for the piece from me too. While reading some of the comments I could hear the sound of banjos in the background...

    And, bluddy ell, I just discovered it's Lancashire Day much later than the rest of you. Time to head for the Hanover.

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  58. Evening Untrusteds,

    Can you believe I am already back home from my wild Friday night down the pub? Last fortnight has been absolutely knackering.

    Leni - my dog is a rescue too - she was found in the woods with one of her feet caught in a steel trap. She bonded with me very quickly and then had severe separation anxiety for a while (when I went into the shower, she'd sit outside it and howl because she wasn't touching me), but she's completely got over all that now and is the spoilt pillow-fluffer who can't be arsed to get off the bed to come and greet me when I come home.

    BB: sympathy - have several beers!

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  59. Were you at the 'do' thauma?

    how did it go?

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  60. Must have mmissed the barney on Montana's thread - nice BTL comments too Montana!

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  61. Philippa - afraid not, far too far away! (I'm in West Mids.) Am awaiting report with eagerness though.

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  62. heh heh - right, chips are done, crap TV awaits - have a good weekend...

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  63. Thanks again, everyone for kind words about my ATL article & comments. I seem to be in back-and-forth with someone called Bluehatpa, who can't see that the more he rattles on about being a lefty who loves America and thinks I've been insulting, the more he proves my point.

    I was a bit curious about one thing -- I don't know if anyone here saw the exchange between Ellymiranda, Jay and Kiz that seems to have been mostly deleted now. One of EM's comments seemed to quote Jay as saying that I look fat. I have a hard time believing that Jay would have said that -- anyone know what that was all about? (Not that I'm not fat, I just can't imagine Jay saying so on the thread.)

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  64. Montana - yes, I saw that. Elly appeared to think that Jay had quoted something she'd said that she had not said, and responded by pretending to quote Jay saying something nasty. For good measure, she picked on one or two others also with completely fabricated quotes.

    Jay, of course, had absolutely said nothing of the kind.

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  65. Montana, ellymiranda made up some quotes and attributed them to other posters (Jay, kiz). In short, she lied maliciously. Needless to say, she has a more than nodding acquaintance with frogs, boxes and other strange things.

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  66. The funny part was that the quote she attributed to Kiz was something along the lines of "I've already had a teapotful of wine". Kiz was offended only the basis that it was a single teapotful.

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  67. Okay -- that makes sense. She quoted me as saying "Won't somebody please just shoot ellymiranda?". I can't, for the life of me, remember ever saying any such thing, but I wouldn't swear to not having said it in exasperation at some point. Frogs and boxes, indeed.

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  68. Thirded on the frogs and boxes. Completely and utterly.

    I am deffo going to call BTH "scratchyoureyesout" from now on though.

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  69. I vaguely remember someone saying something of the sort, but I'm not sure it was you, Montana. But you know you get the credit (!) for everything said on here.

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  70. I've just read Montana's ATL, sorry, haven't read all the posts here yet (or there for that matter). Wow.
    Montana - you don't mess about, do you? Get stuck in, mate! I reckon you've got "our Gracie's" Lancashire blood/beliefs in you somewhere.

    I think I'm going to have a laugh at a lot of the 400 plus comments on there, so cheers for that, as well.

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  71. BB - yes, that was a good one along with Colin's contributions! Who was it, Gillesboy I think?

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  72. "Won't somebody please just shoot ellymiranda?" was indeed said by someone here (not Montana), but I'm not saying who.

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  73. scherfig

    You're an Archivist now?

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  74. Habib! Aren't you a Londoner, or do I malign you? Why aren't you at the Cif do?

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  75. Noooo! Don't become an Archivist, scherf!

    Was it you that said it? :p

    Yes, thaum, it was gillesboy who called BTH that.

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  76. Just read it Montana..nice one

    Only took a quick look at the thread.

    Won't someone shoot Ellymiranda for fuck's sake? Maybe go for an AK47...she might get a bit touchy if an American assault rifle was involved.

    Who's Ellymiranda btw?

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  77. No, I'm not an Archivist (yet) and No, it wasn't me - not my style at all (and much too polite). I just remember things. It's a curse, you know.

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  78. OMG Paddy! I swear I have no recollection of that - I plead intoxication.

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  79. ... I mean, like I said earlier, I vaguely remembered *someone* saying something like that....

    *slinks off*

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  80. Paddy is a tell-tale! Chinese burn behind the bike-shed!

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  81. Hahahahah! Thaum! :D

    Well, in any event, you were prolly right at the time :D

    Paddy - you sneak! When we were kids if we told tales, the person who had done the thing told about got a whack and the person telling the tale got a whack as well.

    Actually, much as I love and miss my mum, we could get a whack for just about anything, including saying "Good Morning" to her if she was in the wrong mood.... bless her.

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  82. Apologies, your Grace. I think he's rather cast me as Judas anyway. I'm not sure he likes it when people actually respond.

    I may not be chief disciple, but he did actually call me a conspirator, which I think might be even better. It's my "we'll always have Paris" moment.

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  83. MF

    ellymiranda is a really sweet but assertive lady who had a bit of a spat with Jay today. Well actually she's had a couple of spats with other people on CiF too, to be fair.

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  84. fence

    You talking to yourself again?

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  85. Thauma, unlucky!
    paddybrown, that was cold...

    Come on, though, Thauma, if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll become like HeightTheBand.

    Dippin' me oar in and out (ooh-er missus), still trying to catch up...

    ps Thaum, I was born in the days of old when Liverpool was in fair Lancashire's land.

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  86. Ha ha! It was you Thauma.. and there I was thinking it must have been Jay! Never mind.. Lets blame him anyways...
    I get the impression elly isn't a 'native' speaker and has problems with irony and getting English 'takin the piss' mode... which might have been what set her off in the first place some moons ago. Still, she knows enough English to know that the game she was playing today was way out of line...

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  87. MsChin - no, honestly, I swear on my sainted grandmother's grave that I did not remember *who* had made the comment.

    Although thinking back to the thread in question it wasn't entirely unjustified, in a purely metaphorical sense of course, and not implying any actual violence desired against any actual avatar.

    I do wish that instead of attacking Montana, people would attack the personae who have actually made any given comment.

    Scherfig - bad memories of primary school, there.

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  88. thauma

    No, no - I meant there was no need to slink off all wotsit like, it's not hard to forgive you!

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  89. bad memories of primary school, there.

    I heard that in the USA, instead of Chinese burns, they tazer you and then beat you around the head with an assault rifle. You should count yourself lucky.

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  90. CiF is like a graveyard tonight. Is everyone at the bash in London or what?

    Awaiting an update on shazwombat's hangover and a retaliation from Kiz to the Yorks pud gauntlet. Also wondering when the conspiracy theorist will turn up again and what the next moniker will be?

    On the plus side, MW is at #2 in the Most Commented chart and #5 in the Most Viewed.

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  91. Kiz - yes, I think Elly said something on Montana's thread (or it might have been Waddya) about not being a native English speaker. Someone else was pressing her to express where she was from and what her perspective was, but to no avail.

    I have to say that her English is almost certainly better than my *fill in her native language* so I'll certainly give her credit for missing some humourously-intended posts, but I maintain that the there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-hymen theory is a bit off.

    MsChin - ta for that! (Must admit, slinking doesn't suit me much.)

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  92. thaum,

    Given your avatar, I bet you could slink for England :-)

    Johnny Cash night on BBC4 BTW

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  93. thauma

    I think you have a couple of new pals Stateside. Admirers, maybe.

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  94. scherfig

    There's an interesting debate about violence over on Cath's blog. Cath's daughter was the victim of a random attack at her workplace, unfortunately - hope she & her mum are OK.

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  95. MsChin
    Dukey started it! I'm getting paranoid now.
    No, scratch that. Genius idea. Wait till 3 am then post an entirely brilliant conversation with me trouncing some buffoon who's then magically entirely deleted by breakfast time. Fame, fortune, bicycles, chat show all lie ahead.

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  96. *Sigh* Just back from my Cif thread. Fencewalker -- I've addressed you over there. Also had to finally address the fact that I was so unsophisticated at the age of four that I found England exotic. I'm not sure I will ever live down the shame of it.

    Thauma, that's too funny! I'm glad it wasn't me -- I was seriously wondering if it had been.

    Bluehatpa has just about worn me out, though.

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  97. MsChin

    Just passing a compliment. And I'm on the Eastern side of the pond.

    You'll have to forgive my frivolity. I'm as happy as a pig in the brown stuff at the mo.

    That great and lovely man in black from Arkansas is on the box, and a lovely, lovely little person, roughly 59cm from top to toe, is in the same room as me, smiley little cherub that she is.

    I'll be back to sweary misanthropy soon enough.

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  98. I heard that in the USA, instead of Chinese burns, they tazer you and then beat you around the head with an assault rifle. You should count yourself lucky.

    Damn straight, my friend. We don't pussyfoot around here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave™.

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  99. mschin, I read some of it. I was uncomfortable with Cath using such a personal incident in the first place, but when Jennifer Drew told Cath that she had fallen into a trap set by the patriarchy I could guess the rest. It's always the same. No thanks. Also, for various reasons, I have gradually lost all respect for Cath - I check her blog occasionally but it's not for me, I'm afraid.

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  100. MW - duly responded to.

    Here's my dream for tongight though. I really want to wake up the morning and hear that GIYUS had the khutzpah to go the Jack Horner, dressed in a tin hat and give out leaflets on swine flu.

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  101. Fence - isn't GIYUS a Belgian? Long way to come for a drink in a pub.

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  102. MsChin

    Sorry, to backtrack slightly, I dropped in here for the first time in a while, went straight to the end of the thread, and saw thaum using the word "slink" in a self-depracatory way.

    So, I threw a compliment her way with no ill intent.

    Then, when I saw you say she had new admirers, I thought you meant me. Hence the above post.

    And I am pleasantly addled at the mo. Johnny Cash night on BBC4, and - without boring you too much about my family circs - someone I really love is under my roof at the minute.

    I always seem to make a bollix of myself when I venture over here. I'll retire as gracefully as I can now (which, metaphorically, probably entails some kind of nasty scene as I stumble on the carpet and vomit on the doorstep).

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  103. He's bloody dedicated.

    Really? A Belgian? That proves he's a Walloon [groans]. So when he says "sheeple" is he actually trying to say "seeple" in Vlaams?

    Did I see GnawTheKnuckle say he was American, by the way?

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  104. No, staybryte - please stay!

    I was referring to thauma's new pals on MWs thread. And with an avatar such as thauma's & an earful of JC who could blame you for making such a compliment.

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  105. Well, now I'm confused. Thanks for the compliment, Staybryte, but as you've realised, that's not quite what I meant! But if you're going to throw around random, undeserved compliments, please come back often.

    MsChin - I do not know who these admirers are of whom you speak. But I shall refresh the couple of threads I'm on to see if I can spot them!

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  106. Staybryte: enjoy your time with your smiley little cherub, but don't feel that you need to leave!

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  107. I dont think scratchyoureyesout is American, no. That isn't how I read it anyhoo

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  108. Just meant pollard & bluehat, thauma, they're getting quite chatty now.

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  109. BTH has identified his avatar on MW's thread:
    "As for the mask,

    It's the 13th century BC Bronze Human Head Figure with Gold Mask covering the forehead, chin and earsI, ts function is still a mystery, which is why I chose it. It comes from Sanxingdui whose culture typifies the early phase of the Shu culture which stretched from about 4800 BC to 2,800 BC."
    Really tempted to say, though it would only get me modded:
    "It's a Shu dynasty butt-plug. You can ram it up your ass".
    I find it quite disturbing. Remember that Anthony Hopkins film with the ventriloquist's dummy that takes him over? I could see that avatar talking...whurgh.

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  110. staybrite

    You haven't made a bollix of yourself, dear! Honest!

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  111. Oh man,

    Glenn Campbell now. Ray Charles just finished a version of "Ring of Fire", Credence Clearwater Revival and Linda Rondstadt in her pleasingly leggy 1970s heyday.

    And as I speak, Neil Diamondwith his tribute to cheap wine (Cracklin' Rosie).

    There is that which must be dumb when truth speaks to a well intentioned heart.

    ahem..

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  112. BB - no, me neither, but I wouldn't be surprised if s/he had spent a fairly significant amount of time there.

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  113. I've got a pretty good reggae version of Ring of Fire somewhere.

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  114. Fence

    I thought it was a slightly odd looking thimble, silly me ..

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  115. Fencewalker - ha ha!

    MsChin - well, Bluehat at least seems to want an actual debate instead of just point-scoring.

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  116. Fencewalker

    It's not a ReggaeReggae version is it?

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  117. Some like it hot?

    Fence - not sure of the track you mean, is it the Ring Ding (Skatalites) one?

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  118. Doesn't bear thinking about, Staybryte. I've been in that kind of situation, and it's not pretty.

    Can't find it the tune you tube, though there's apparently a King Tubby version there.

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  119. No, it's not the Skatalites either (I'll have to give that a listen, though). It's a fairly recent one, I think. I've got it on a 45 somewhere, but that'd mean searching through boxes of the buggers.

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  120. Good night in the Jack Horner - Shazz is smashing. Lots to tell you but too pissed at mo. Bru sent bottle of champagne which we drank with alacrity. Brian Whittaker was there with copies of his new book on the middle east. I have the photos to prove it. Matt left early. speak tomorrow when I'm sober.

    Had great conversation with Cath E. Great meeting people in the flesh.

    Sadly no Giyus. Is he Belgian then? I wonder if he knows that anarchist flaneur who loves to pie pretentious celebs with elaborate confectionary.

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  121. Have just watched the vid at the top of the thread, and can I mention that Jimi is pretty hot? Especially like his jeans.

    Now off to YouTube a bit.

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  122. Hiya sheff!

    Glad to hear you had fun & look forward to hearing more later.

    And thauma, Jimi rules. I worship him still.

    I'll give fence's tune a listen then I think I'll be off to bed.

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  123. Saving it here for posterity cos it is bound to get zapped.

    "scratchyoureyesout

    Or could it be that your use of terms like "I'm so fucking sorry that I wasn't as cosmopolitan at the age of four", which must go down really well with your youthful charges' parents, is what makes them angry.

    You are absolutely right! Schoolteachers - like lawyers - should not be allowed to sign onto an internet website and express themselves how they want to, anonymously and using a pseudonym, because it is not professionally correct of them to do so.

    By the way, how is that complaint against me to the Bar Council coming along? You know the one you threatened me with when I called you a liar for.... well... telling lies?

    Maybe you could look up all the schools in Iowa and see if they have anyone called Montana Wildhack working for them and report her for swearing on the intarwebz too? Go on. You know you want to...

    And you wonder why it is so many people take the piss out of you....

    I really do wonder how old you are sometimes. Seriously. "

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  124. Hey sheff! Great to hear you had a good night!

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  125. Still here. Decided to preserve colin's post too:

    Bitethebollocks,
    Recommends all round petal, so glad to hear that your avatar is not a representation of your esteemed self. God, and to think I nearly complimented you on your spectacles!

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  126. Aaaaaaargh! Rhythmic clapping! I - - can't - - watch.

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  127. Just thought I'd pop in before I got too pissed.
    I expect you chaps know about this but it came as a shock to me.
    I googled colinthestoat and found quite a bit of stuff including even my feeble attempts at 'humorous' writing. I had no idea that this happened when one got a google account.
    I assumed that it was confined to these pages and one could eventually live it down.
    As for my dear friend bitethebollocks, leave her alone. She only needs a bit of kindness shown to her and she will melt. I'm doing my best on Montana's thread.

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  128. Clapping stopped. Cover actually quite good.

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  129. Loved the Dame Edna reference too, fence.

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  130. Thanks Fence. That's my vegan brat on the left.

    *showbiz mum*

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  131. stoaty

    And a sterling job you're doing over there, if I may say so. Problem is, I keep having to clean me keyboard 'cos you're making me splutter with laughter.

    And as for being kind, well I watched the David Attenbro' programme t'other night & saw how cute the baby stoats are. I also saw that the stoat played the long game & wore down the rabbit before closing in ...

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  132. Bloody hell, you could have warned me. Lucky it was good, eh?

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  133. Sheff! But you're back already? How great can it have been? ;-)

    Will await your further bulletins breathlessly.

    Fuckinell, in berating Sheff have just noticed the actual time. At least 2 hours later than I thought it was. Must be off, then....

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  134. stoaty

    In love? OMG, it was the earsi (sic) on her avatar that did it, wasn't it. No, you'll just have to pull yourself together man, make it a Brief Encounter moment - you've got a big wedding anniversary to look forward to.

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  135. LOL Fence. :D I wasn't setting a trap, honest!

    I think he does ok for a 14 yr old geek, though.

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  136. MsChin,
    With YOU ya bleedi'n halfwit.

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  137. "With YOU ya bleedi'n halfwit."
    I'm pretty sure Trevor Howard never said that.

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  138. MsChin,
    The Attenbugger thing eh? that was Nigel, he's still waiting for the money.

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  139. Time I was in bed too. Looking forward to a lie-in tomorrow, though. Whoopeee!!

    Night night, untrusted ones! xx

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  140. Fencewalker,
    It was drowned out by Rachmaninoff.

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  141. 'Night, BB! (ha! for once I get to say this to you.)

    Montana, your damn thread is too popular and it's killing my PC.

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  142. Oh, fuckety fuck. Someone talk me down, please. I'm moments away from actually addressing bitethebollix directly.

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  143. Mntana

    What are you going to do for an encore?

    This first one will have everyone looking out for you. Clever girl.

    Night and Bless everyone.

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  144. I think I may just have had the final say on BTH's avatar on whaddya.

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  145. Montana - remember he's a troll. Or a womble. He's not worth an argument, he's not trying to prove a case, he's just being a malicious little thimbledick.

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  146. Yay ! mum's got broadband !
    So... what's occuring ?

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  147. Fencewalker, that's just insulting to thousands of decent trolls and all those cute little Wombles.

    Thimbledick, I can go along with.

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  148. Nice one Fence... how about this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hTtsqiFCc

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  149. Bitterweed: our friend BTH has found my ATL thread.

    Fencewalker, that is just sick.

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  150. Actor, novelist, .... well, I'll say musician.
    He's the Miles Davis of spoken word pop.

    Love the album cover:
    WILLIAM SHATNER
    Captain Kirk of Star Trek

    Reminds me of a pub banner from a few years back advertising their celeb New Year's guest, it said:
    BEPPE OFF EASTENDERS.

    Wonderful.

    I think I'm going to be doing the crazed intonation of "Mr Tambourine Man" all tomorrow now.

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  151. Bollocks, is that the time?
    Time for me to away and read a bedtime book.
    Nytol.

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  152. No, have to share this first:
    Set phasers to Beyond Parody
    This also made me chuckle, and he looks a bit like Baris Manco
    Elektro Pop! Zlad!

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  153. For Henry Ford

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPPGsAS7TzM

    Some drunken sincerity.

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  154. GIYUS is indeed Belgian (or at least he posts from there). He began his career as Falseflagmedia, and whilst giving signs of paranoia, acted and interacted like anyone else. He started to get a little weird when he became Retrodeletionpolice, but it wasn't until the giyus incarnation that he became as we know him now(and even then, he slipped in and out of character at first).

    Whilst I'm telling tales, you may be interested to know that hermionegingold is a bloke.

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  155. Wake up to this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=Pwr-smiprpI

    I will

    x

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  156. Nice info sealion, but what about *tinfoilhoodie* ? He was also from Belgium, mad as a banana, and and also immense fun. Massive troofer. What happened to them ?

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  157. Hi
    I'm back. Thunder woke me up.

    I always thought H-Gingold was a chap.

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  158. Tinfoilhoodie was someone else before he got banned, but his previous nick escapes me for the moment.

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  159. Whilst I'm telling tales, you may be interested to know that hermionegingold is a bloke.

    Dammit, Sealion! You trying to get me in trouble again? It's bad enough being a self-loathing American who thinks she's better than all of her compatriots, but you go talking smack like that around here and I'm going to take the blame again. Still, it's great to see you again. How's things?

    As for you, BW -- I'm all verklemt now. Love that song and she really did it beautifully.

    Hi to you, too Leni! Thanks for some great comments over at the other place.

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  160. Its true. Sealion sees all. Like Sauron with flippers.

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  161. And how did you become privy to this information?

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  162. Sealion

    Have you read the Algebraist? Clever guy in that - a sealion who sits in a tank whilst he utters his words of wisdom.
    Sealions are great thinkers apparently.

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  163. Indeed.... there was a Seer Taak around for a while, don't know what happened to him.

    I know about giyus through my work for the illuminati and the one world government: we put a chip in his brain a while ago when we realised he was getting close to the truth, so I like to keep an eye on him.

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  164. Oh, you're just being difficult. I don't give a rat's ass about GIYUS -- I'm wondering where you came up with the notion that Hermione is male.

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  165. A convoluted evening on the internet, going from blog to blog. A cif user had a blog which linked to a blog by H G, and comments between them on cif seemed to indicate it was the same one.

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  166. Sealion
    "hermionegingold is a bloke."
    I would that "blokes" were that warm hearted...
    but man or woman, I hold hermione in the highest regard.

    Sealion, you cannot pour scorn on someone who changes identity in order to avoid attack when you lack the courage to at least go by your first name.

    Regards, Habib.

    (In the general scheme of things, I find you a bully)

    Now there is a gauntlet thrown.
    x

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  167. So, on HG's blog it indicated that (s)he is male? I'm confused.

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