20 January 2010

20/01/10


Seems to be a day for changes in power.  Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek became King of Poland in 1320.  Edward Balliol abdicated as King of Scotland in 1356.  Christian II abdicated as King of Denmark and Norway in 1523.  Willem II became King of the Netherlands in 1840.  Edward VIII became King of the United Kingdom in 1936.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated to his second term as President of the United states in 1937 and every subsequent president has been inaugurated on 20 January since then.  Philippine president Joseph Estrada was ousted in a peaceful coup in 2001 and was succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Born today:  André Marie Ampère (1775-1836), Joy Adamson (1910-1980), Federico Fellini (1920-1993), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Tom Baker (1934), David Lynch (1946) and Owen Hargreaves (1981).

Today is the feast day of Saint Sebastian.

146 comments:

  1. Re: yesterday's horoscopes. The Aquarius description reminded me of one of the best t-shirts I've ever seen:

    Jesus Loves You
    Everyone else thinks you're an asshole
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    On the pet front: the vet couldn't get her in for spaying until today, so she will be coming home with us on Thursday. We're so excited!

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  2. Must share this from last night, Edwin and Sheff will particularly enjoy it:

    Just got off the bus from work and was walking down my street when two 'salt of the earth' 20 something types were walking towards me.

    Both were wearing white trackies, both had Burberry caps on, both had kebabs in their hands and here's the best bit- they had a pit bull trotting in front of them with a bottle of Buckie in its mouth!

    Edwin, if we're playing Glasgow Ned Bingo, would that be considered a full house?

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  3. Morning all,

    I wanted to comment on yesterday's horoscopes but I'm afraid the F.B.I. might be watching...........

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  4. http://www.alcoholthenarcotic.org/Home_Page.html


    dear thaumaturge. Of course, cannabis is in the wrong class! But that's not the same as saying it, like alcohol, should be off the classification system altogether.
    Separate classifications from penalties in your mind. They are actually entirely separate in Law.

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  5. Well, I'm a capricorn, so I'm sulking...

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  6. Yer Dukeship, White Shellsuits, they were probably aff tae a weddin, the dug ws carrin the prezzie...

    @BW I saw Micheal Hedges (supporting, -Suzanne Vega- at the NEC, musta bin 1998.. Awesome, so sad he died..)

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  7. Woman's Hour is making spagbol. The guest chef is Valentina Harris who is doing that annoying 'pronouncing all foreign words with a heavy italian accent' thing (including correcting Jenni's pronunciation). It's like listening to the clean version of Repo Man where they clearly dropped inserts by a jobbing actor into the main dialogue....

    Am considering making a bastardised versio of spagbol purely to spite the woman.

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  8. Cost of alcohol to UK economy= £55.1 bn

    UK's deficit c. £200 bn

    Four years dry would pay off our debt.

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  9. FreeSpeech

    Does that take into account A) Tax from alcohol and B) General downturn in the economic turnover (and subsequent taxes, employment etc.) of pubs, restaurants etc.?

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  11. Your Grice, pretty definitive post on the Heidegger thread. Proficiat! (a French word masquerading as Dutch)

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  12. Re: The education issue yesterday:

    I guess noone said it better than Aunt Augusta, aka Lady Bracknell:

    "I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square."

    And now for something completely different: There are sex-robots marketed towards men who have the advantage (compared to other sex dolls, and amongst others) that if you have one it knows your name, your likes and dislikes and is able to articulate its love for you.

    Who else sees the obvious punch line?

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  13. @PhilippaB, there's quite a funny sketch in the new BBC2 'Limmy's Show' epp2, with a newsreader saying "Kabool", then looking to camera & saying, "but i dont say {cod dutch accent} AmscherDaam," Rest of the shows a bit weak tho...

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  14. Another huge earthquake has just hit Haiti.

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  15. Where did you hear that Thauma?

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  16. It's on the Graun front page....

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  17. turminder - was also reminded of the 'not the nine o'clock news' documentary on over Christmas, where pam stevenson did the newsreader who would do the same thing...

    my god - another one?

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  18. Once again, the oestrogen oozing Untrusted matriarchy has corrupted the inner workings of the Guardian with a piece by Philippa B which can currently be seen on CiF.

    Once more demonstrating the descent into femi-fascism that this chat site and CiF has become.

    How much longer must we defenceless , marginalised men put up with the sidelining of our voices and viewpoints?

    Sickening, quite sickening..

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  19. Hey guys, check Pip on cif!!

    Liking the mugshot too! ;)))

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  20. Philippa: congratulations!

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  21. Ooh! Ooh! is it up? must go look.

    brrrrrrr, nervous

    PS - do you thnk i'll get paid for that? because the NI people are still after me...

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  22. 6.1 on the Richter scale.

    Must go and look at Philippa's article!

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  23. Very worrying indeed, Duke. We must remember the struggles of our forefathers justice and liberty. And we must, of course -

    Dare to speak out!


    (good work pip, im heading over)

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  24. Yay Philippa - well done!

    Thauma - there has been another quake it seems - not much news about it on the telebox though.

    Exciting news about the kitten coming home on Thursday Mon. Bet you cant wait!

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  25. medve, meant to say, cheers.

    Self styled voice of reason and all that ;)

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  26. I havent read it yet, just struck me how many UTers have gone ATL now - this is a full colonisation of the UT matriarchy extending their grip into mainstream broadsheets. I think its only Thauma left to make the pilgrimage (get your act together, Turge).

    Just remember, its the shrill ranting of us males that makes you look reasoned, calm and newsworthy, we want some god damn recognition.

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  27. Very funny article, Philippa - some people seem to have spectacularly missed the tongue planted in cheek....

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  28. Your Grice: while paying attention to feelings and emotions and that sort of thing is recommended for an overall balanced outcome in life, it must be said that you cannot beat reason for practical things.

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  29. thauma:

    some people seem to have spectacularly missed the tongue planted in cheek....

    A worrying tendency those increasing difficulties with comprehension.

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  30. Hmm. Well, if any other members of the matriarchy go ATL in the future, try refusing to provide a photo. heh heh...

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  31. According to the rates page you should get £85 Pip. Ignore some of the comments (childish arseholes), can see what they mean about developing a thick skin..

    You'd think that in the 21st Century the planet could help a country whose pop. is <9m faster than what's happening? It is an embarrassment to H.Sap...

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  32. PB. - congrats young miss.

    Your Literary Agent should advise to you to delete your comment at @ 13.06 (some arseholes read here) and just wait and see and spend your new riches in your minds eye (at least four times over...).

    All future enquires should be redirected to you Agent now that you too are a star.

    If you have yet to appoint an Agent - don't be seduced into being signed up by Stoaty's Agency.....there are mistakes and there is madness.


    By the way your fans here may wish note that this bread:

    Great Sandwich Base


    is not only great for sarnies it also makes fantastic toast. Delicate souls, like myself, can live on it toasted and taken with lavender honey.

    It is available at many branches of Waitrose/Sainsbury and (if you ask the manager to stock it) some Tesco branches.( a few pence cheaper that at Ocado too)

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  33. Philippa:

    Well, if any other members of the matriarchy go ATL in the future, try refusing to provide a photo.

    Beg to differ. Your mugshot puts you universes above MAM who remains anonymous. I see a sophisticated young woman who must not pay attention to frustos wasting bandwidth.

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  34. I'm away for a while so:

    Best wishes for a fun time with the new cat Montana.

    Thauma & friends
    have lots of fun on your Saturday get together.

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  35. I'm with AllyF as far as the mugshot goes.

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  36. cheers deano, your comment was also right on the money.

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  37. Great photo, Philippa, now your optician can claim that two of his customers went public wearing his products: You and Bill Gates ;-)

    I'm still wondering what a "Manwich" is meant to be in this context ...

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  38. I'm afraid to click on Manwich link at work!

    Jay - did you just call me 'Turge'? *stinging slap to cheek*

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  39. thauma: It's harmless, really. Really. REALLY!

    Or don't you trust me? *stare hypnotically"

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  40. El - surely you don't think that pathetic attempts at hypnotic stares will work on a thaumaturge?

    I shall inspect it when I get home.

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  41. thaumaturge: The following is a description of "Manwich" from wikipedia:

    "Manwich is the brand name of a canned sloppy joe sauce produced by ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Hunt’s introduced in 1969. The can contains seasoned tomato sauce that is added to cooked ground beef in a skillet."

    You don't believe I would make that much text up just to make you watch male genitalia at work, do you? *grin*

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  42. elementary - saw that! googled the term to see if the chaps really had invented it themselves, and did feel slightly ill after looking at the picture...

    so, in that sense, quite similar to porn.

    anyway.

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  43. Ah yes, I remember seeing that stuff in the US. Never tried it though.

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  44. Turgle (pronounced 'Tur-jewel', like turgid), i did just call you Turge, yes, but now i prefer Turgle, or even better, The Turgle, or The Turgilator.

    What of it?


    I like the glasses, Philippa, i think that mugshot is fast in danger of becoming something of a CiF hit with the menz.

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  45. Philippa: You probably could call the "Manwich" picture "meat porn". Talking of which, there is a German magazine (at least one issue at the date of writing) called "Beef" (original name, and a far better title for a magazine than the German word "Rindfleisch") targeted towards men, which also could be described as "meat soft porn" for men (although it also is said to have pictures of naked women in it, which could make the "meat" in "meat soft porn" dispensable).

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  46. re: Philippa's photo.

    Is it just me or is anyone else getting a 'Wonder Woman' vibe?

    Philippa's photo reminds me of Lynda Carter as Diana Prince. Once those glasses come off and the spangly outfit comes on.....

    ''Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.
    All the world's waiting for you,
    and the power you possess.
    In your satin tights,
    Fighting for your rights
    And the old Red, White and Blue.''

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  47. Your Grice! what are you on?

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  48. "Is it just me or is anyone else getting a 'Wonder Woman' vibe?"

    I know what you mean, Duke, the cape is clearly just tucked out of sight, definite superhero vibe. I would apologise for this childish fascination with the photo but AllyF started it which, in CiF world, sort of makes it ok, doesnt it?

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  49. Reilly, I do hope you'll make it to the get-together to receive your spanking.

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  50. Pip,s photo reminds me off Thessally from The Sandman, she's one lady you don't mess with. Same fur oor Pip, judging by the kicking Nige72 is getting. It's given me a real warm glow..

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  51. Turgle - what with all this superwoman malarkey going on this place is in danger of becoming "heated" as it is, you are pouring fuel on the fire. I have reported your comment to Montana for indecency.

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  52. Baba, if you can't stand stand the heat, get off the blog.

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  53. Typical "victim blaming" from Turge...

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  54. Typical male whining from Baba....

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  55. Listen here, Turgey, enough of your insolence for one day. Abuse reports are piling up in Montana's inbox as we speak.

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  56. And I am remotely zapping them as they arrive.

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  57. You forget, the webmistress sees all, she is the great eye personified...

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  58. And you forget that the sistahs sticks together.

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  59. "Once those glasses come off and the spangly outfit comes on....."

    Bucket of cold water for his grace, please.

    Trust me, if the glasses come off, and I try to do anything, I usually go arse over tit and end up sitting on the floor, rubbing my head and going 'ow'. I'm not safe, kids, really...

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  60. Turge happens to be the most amazing heavy metal
    screamer you ever heard

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  61. and here is a bug eyed
    video from your namesake Thauma,,very clever,,

    totally irrelevant to anything by the way

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  62. PB: *claps enthusiastically*

    We now need to find an occasion when we can use "thaumaturgid".
    Say summin' dull Thauma!
    (like that's gonna happen. Unhelpful matriarchs)

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  63. Just got back from work. Excellent news, well done Phillipa! Right, will go over and have a gander.

    Jay/Yr Grace - the sistas done good - and it's about time you submitted something

    earthquake on Haiti? god, the poor bastards - if anyone desrves a break they certainly do.

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  64. That should read Another earthquake etc....

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  65. Quick drop in -

    Your Grace if Chewin the Fat was still on I'd assume that was a scene!

    Off to the Amnesty night later at the Stand

    Phillipa love the sarnie blog

    xx

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  66. Philippa - i did post a response to the article but it came out completely plucked, was a good piece though, well suited to Cif i thought.

    Sheff - you have all done a great job getting articles up, the boys in comparison have been completely lame, epic fails. Whats the score, now, about 5-0? We're getting thrashed, we havent even troubled the scorers yet. I need someone to blame. Where's Turgle?

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  67. Jay - did wonder what on earth had happened to that one! quite liked 'bullet-time reilly' as your new username, though, heh heh

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  68. "Bullet-time Reilly" is fantastic, its going on the headstone. It certainly beats "suthern jessie" and "baba" - the cruel taunts of Kiz and Thaumaturgle...

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  69. Arghh! You got the blue C! Congrats Philippa!

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  70. Is comment plucked for everyone, or just me?
    Does it mean I'm repeating myself like a git on Whaa?

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  71. Fence - I get the 'error404 - sorry' page whenever I try posting. Pity. Was just having a go at some 'phobe on the rattigan thread.

    turminder - got quite ridiculously excited about that...

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  72. Phillipa - your piece is great fun! It'll really piss off bitey too...All these UT sistas getting their blue C's.

    But as I already said it's about time the boys submitted something.

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  73. We have submitted something: ourselves to female domination.
    (c)BTH Enterprises Ltd

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  74. thanks sheff! the one meanie seems to have been turned into sandwich filling. am just glad it didn't lie there and die like a dead fish on a dock.

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  75. Nice one, PhilippaB. Mind you I still aver that all sandwich fillings are for jessies. Just great hunks of bread, that's what the crazy tough guys and gals munch on, just to cleanse their palate after crunching broken bottles and the odd half-brick.
    Going home now to attempt to set up a new modem/router, so as to fix my domestic online grief, so wish me luck...I may be gone a while...

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  76. Absolutely joyous classic from Bru on Phillipa's piece. Short extract:

    On the other hand, if I'm feeling really plebeian, it's that good ol' standby, the Croque Monsieur - toasted ham and cheese to you - (smothered in tomato sauce) with salad and a huge glass of lemon tea.

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  77. I should mention that, given the references to "items such as pine nuts, olives, or sundried tomatoes" in said piece, I wrote it before Bru shared her favourite sandwich on Waddya...

    Really.

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  78. Evening all, and congrats to Pip. Great thread!

    Horrible news about Haiti, though.

    (I should have preceded that in a Neil from the Young Ones voice "I don't wanna get every body doooowwwwnn, but")

    Why are people from Northern Ireland after you, Pip?

    *badum ching*

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  79. Some people (few in number, thank christ), just have no sense of humour Phillipa - I guess there's sod all that can be done about that!

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  80. Oh Fence...that sounds bitter? Can you come to the UT Saturday Club on the 23rd? we'll show you just what pussy cats we really are!

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  81. Which is yet further proof of all the matriarchal oppression that's going on.

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  82. Good oh Fence - we're hoping Hank and Monkeyfish will be there too - so they'll help you keep your end up, as it were.

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  83. Hank and Monkeyfish are going to help Fence keep his end up?

    Fnarr fnarr! :o)

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  84. Ooops...no you mistake me. I was just being oppressed. I don't live anywhere near it...can't *actually* go. Soz.

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  85. Good article, Philippa! Can I have a sophisticated corned beef and HP sauce to go, please. With a side-order of bru's pretentiousness for my pleb mates. (That's avec une petite peu prétention de bruxelles to you, ma cherie.)

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  86. Oooh. Corned beef. With Branston for me, though, not brown sauce. But that sandwich Branston with the little chunks instead of the big ones. Yum.

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  87. Fence

    In thauma's temporary absence, I must warn you that there's a penalty for getting our hopes up that you were coming to the get-together and then failing to deliver for da sistas.

    BB

    sandwich Branston with the little chunks instead of the big ones?

    You wuss!

    scherfig

    You have great taste in brown sauce but Daddy's is best.

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  88. Can't get Branston here, BB :0(. I can get halal corned beef and HP sauce though.

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  89. LOL MsChin

    Just makes the sandwich less lumpy. With the thick Branston and white sliced, it will poke through the bread if you're not careful :D

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  90. Hi All--Good article Philippa, gave me a few chuckles. Now that you have the 'C', do you have moderating privileges? (-:

    Alisdair--Come on man, the bread is important, yes, but the filling is the finisher.

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  91. Fence

    only just caught this:

    " (That's me dancing)

    Well, maybe - but you should run because a Jumbo's about to land on your house. "

    LMFAO! :O)

    True! Being as how I live right near Gatwick, and we make sure we don't leave the landing light on at night just in case.... :P

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  92. Morning Boudican. I doubt that contributor status would come with admin / moderation privileges.

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  93. Hi Medve--I know, it was just a little dig at Philippa's new exalted status.

    How's the reno going?

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  94. a note for Boudican,,a recent cash flow snafu left me in the unusual situation of not being able to buy the usual big bag of kibbles that is my dogs main diet,,as part of the stopgap solution i purchased a small bag of something else and a can of "dogfood",,i have never given him canned food because its (usually) crap
    BUT,, this stuff looks great,,its from a local mnufacturer (in Chilliwack) and they have been around 40 years,,check it out if canned food is relevant to you,,it was cheap too,,
    the name is 'Tri-V',,

    might even work in sandwiches too,,

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  95. Of fucking loved it - just watching a comedy show about an advertising office on BB3.

    Classisc line.........."Australia is the new Yorkshire of the Pacific..".

    Undecided whether or not the perfect sandwich is a cheese and onion crisp between two pork scratchings.. but it's close.

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  96. Hi 3p4--Thanks, will check availability locally or in Campbell River. We mix in some canned food with the hard.

    Mrs.B made roast pork last night, so I'll try that in my sandwich instead.

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  97. Take care all. Off to explore the off-line world.

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  98. Oh dear, Dad has now found CIF...

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  99. What a twat - what a god awful irony that the hopes of some in the USA for a better health service might flounder 'cos of the death of one of the longest advocates for a more civilised health service - Ted Kennedy.

    (I was watching on BBC2, above, although it was a BBC3 programme)

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  100. PB - I'm sure your dad will be proud of you. If he finds your friends here - may he be as tolerant as you.

    xx.

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  101. deano--Sad, is it not, that party line politics can torpedo any progressive or creative thinking? A great lack of courage to stand up and be counted as different. Much the same in Canada, but not quite to the same degree.

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  102. Montana our top BBC news programme (Newsnight BBC2) has just run an interesting article on Obama and an emerging opposition called the TeaParty Party.

    Do you know much about this?

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  103. Ach, sorry MsChin too. I need to get in touch with that company that does the sarcasm widget.

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  104. deano - try the daily show website for their coverage of the recent 'bye-election'.

    plus - thank you. dad proud, but mildly confused as to 'what these people do all day'. heh heh

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  105. Deano
    the perfect sandwich is a cheese and onion crisp between two pork scratchings..

    LOL, Only in Yorkshire...!

    Looks like a bye bye to decent health care election to me Phillipa.

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  106. Philippa--Yes, 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' will often give a more balanced view of US politics. Damn funny too.

    'what these people do all day'--Haha, can't speak for others, but for me it's the pursuit of a hedonistic lifestyle.(-:

    The sun has popped out, so off to walk the dog.

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  107. Another one off the scale on my what-the-fuck-o-metre.

    "A Trijicon spokesman said: "For two generations our Michigan-based, family-owned business has been working to provide America's military men and women with high-quality, innovative sighting systems for the weapons they use.

    "Our effort is simple and straightforward: to help our servicemen and women win the war on terror and come home safe to their families.

    "As part of our faith and our belief in service to our country, Trijicon has put scripture references on our products for more than two decades.

    "As long as we have men and women in danger, we will continue to do everything we can to provide them with both state-of-the-art technology and the never-ending support and prayers of a grateful nation."

    PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!

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  108. Boudican - my friend there really so much energy, intellectual and financial, that goes into thwarting those that the rich and powerful disagree with. Sad indeed.

    I hope the walk with the dog was fun - it couldn't really be any other when compared with the alternative.

    I have decided that under no circumstances I am to buy Mungo a kazoo. I will not yield. I will not.

    PB - your dad asks a fair question!

    Night all.

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  109. BB - I caught that one earlier today.

    You may well know, but others may not, that our industrial revolution was fired, in part, by the skills and entrepreneurial iron masters (see the story of Ironbridge Salop) who were Quakers.

    The friends would not use their skills and factories to make weapons 'cos of their pacifism. They thereby allowed their dominance in metal working to fade away.

    The energies found outlets in pottery ( Wedgewood) and Chocolate Cadbury/Fry/Rowntree

    Non of the industrial friendds thought it appropriate to incorporate Christian messages into their products. And now we shall suffer chocolate flavoured processed kraft cheese slices. Fuck me.

    Dear god where did it all go wrong?

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  110. PRAISE THE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    damm i dont like laughing at bitterly ironic humour,, but it was vey vey pithy,,

    if i had one wish it would be

    no one ever makes another bullet,,

    too simple huh

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  111. PhilippaB,
    you ATL-er! Nice one.

    The interview question bit made me laugh. I was part of a team of interviewers a fair while back, where one of the questions to be asked of a candidate was "what's your favourite space-ship?"

    I asked my boss, "is that just to test how they react under an unusual situation?". "No", she said, "it's just to give us a laugh".

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  112. Just been listening to Today in Parliament. Apparently RBS are lending (British taxpayers) money to Kraft (notorious job cutters) so they can buy Cadburys and inevitably, cut jobs.

    Nice.

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  113. Hi All, have only caught up to just after 5.30 pm and must be off to bed...

    3p4, thanks for the vids; the second looks like a machine that could be used to intimidate the enemy, definitely! (Jay, be warned.)

    Fencewalker

    We now need to find an occasion when we can use "thaumaturgid".
    Say summin' dull Thauma!
    (like that's gonna happen. Unhelpful matriarchs)


    I think that's one of the nicest things anyone's ever said to me - I'm sure I bore people to distraction IRL on a frequent basis.

    *Fencewalker moves to top of thaumaturge's "people who will be spared come the revolution" list.*

    *Teenage Wasteland gets moved next to the pigpen.*

    Right, am off to bed, will hopefully read the rest tomorrow! 'Night all....

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  114. (It has to be the UFO interceptor, by the way.)

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  115. The friends would not use their skills and factories to make weapons 'cos of their pacifism. They thereby allowed their dominance in metal working to fade away.

    the arms industries early days are very interesting sociological cause and effect currents,,

    leonardo da v was one of the (if not 'The')
    fathers of said industry,,i once rewrote his
    job app to the duke,,i will go find it and post it,,

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  116. ps - they did incorporate Christian messages into the living conditions of the workers though.... there was no pub in Bournville ....

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  117. leos resume/job application
    to the duke of milan 1482


    1. can make you war bridges
    & destroy their bridges
    2.can cut off water
    or get across it
    3.if you cant shoot at
    a building i can knock
    down (voodoo chile)
    4. can make cannon
    like shotgun ,shoots
    rocks
    5. can make tunnels
    (quietly) (to where you
    want to go)(straight
    or bent)
    6.can make tanks
    7.can make guns that
    look cool (various size
    style)(like phil)
    8.when guns dont work
    i got heavy equipment
    9.guns and boats for the
    sea wars
    10. can also do
    construction and
    plumbing ,good painter
    and sculptor (love to do the
    bronze horse thing re your
    dad)

    he got the job
    probably item# 7

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  118. 'phil' was a reference to Nike and sport shoes that are all bling

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  119. It would be remiss of me not to remind my friends here on UT that Richard Nixon was an alleged Quaker.

    One that came to be despised by both Democratic and Republican friends in the USA. He was despised by all because he was a liar.


    Catch you guys down the road.

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  120. Heyhabib
    Wrong spaceship! The obvious candidates are:
    1) The Eagle Interceptor from Space 1999. It has its own wahwah generator.
    2) The Liberator from Blake's 7, chiefly because it was so coveted by Bea Campbell.
    3) The Millennium Falcon. It has a wookiee.
    4) Commander Makara's battleship from Star Fleet. Dodgy puppet series - check, music by rock astronomer Brian May - check.
    5) Firefly. Cos it was a fantastic series.

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  121. Yeah, but Nixon was obviously descended from Reivers.

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  122. Fence!
    Yeah, but the UFO interceptor had a fire button that only grown-up kids could push and a missile that hurt even grown-ups when you fired it at their eyes! (okay, it's a toy thing - remember the Enterprise that could fire Trebor mints?)

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  123. I did like the magnetic things your Eagle could pick up with a winch, though.

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  124. Fireball XL5
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    quaker is not a label its an activity,,like buddhism,,nixon talk dont count,,
    you gotta walk,,

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  125. Ah, on that basis the Interceptor does well.
    I had that Enterprise!!!!! God I loved that toy. Had a little orange shuttle with opening doors. And you could shoot your sister with it.
    I really wanted the Klingon battlecruiser as well, but we didnae have the money. God, I'd get that now if I saw it.


    And how could I have left out Cylon fighters and Battlestar Galactica?!

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  126. Fireball XL-5 - they used to show that on Ulster TV when I was a kid. In the bloody 80s mind. It seemed like such a swizz when they could have shown Terrahawks or Captain Scarlet.

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  127. "I really wanted the Klingon battlecruiser as well, but we didnae have the money."
    You were lucky! My Enterpirse was second hand, hence the trebor mints... happy days.

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  128. Fence, Top ships Btw,

    Habib, trebor mints, right on!

    4 me has to be Nell Battle beyond the stars ;)

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  129. Aye. Nowt to say, just imagine a happy reminisci-exhale.

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  130. Hah, Turminder. That film was on every single weekend when I was a kid.

    I spent most of my childhood drawing Vipers and basestars. Excellent pieces of design. It's amazing how much they, and the ones from Star Wars, add to the feel and popularity of the films.

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  131. Yey! the boys are back in town!!!
    The rules of the Varda! Good old Nell.

    The Viper was such a good design, the new (taking-itself-seriously) BG copied it.

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  132. Big fan of new Battlestar me, but for all its excellent plotting and characterisation, I'd have been more than happy just watching space battles for an hour.

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  133. ahh spaceships, needleships GSV's GCV's ROU's, Mmm.. ROU's..

    My team won the pub quiz!!!
    We gave the prize money to the Air Ambulance..

    Bit pissed, aff ta bed. NN all..x

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  134. Ger-night.
    All this talk of GSVs is making me consider reading those books.

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  135. So, where did Ash get 'Angel Interceptor' from? Always thought it was a 'stoned title' but now think it may be, um, a spaceship...

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  136. when the battlestar actors wore metal dogtags they were made by me,,

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  137. Philippa - The Angel Interceptor is from Captain Scarlet, as any fule kno.

    Immediate launch!

    Meanwhile, back at CiF - just WTF is going on with the 'US invasion' line on Haiti that every other bloody article is pushing? You'd expect it from Shameless Milne, but it's coming from all angles now...

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  138. i have made a particular study of headlines and history and today reading firsthand reports from people on the ground and comparing them to 'official'msm news its another deja vu all over again,,but then again since the internet has changed global streetlevel news access its been pretty obvious that all the news all the time everywhere is being bent by some vested interest,,

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