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Forum: Home Base 11-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 432,775
Posted By Carruthers
Not only have Clive James and Jonathan Miller...

Not only have Clive James and Jonathan Miller departed this mortal vale of tears, but celebrity chef Gary Rhodes has also made his last souffle.

I do hope no one is unkind enough to dance on his...
Forum: Current Events 11-17-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By Carruthers
It's often said that HMQ gets on better with dogs...

It's often said that HMQ gets on better with dogs and horses than she does with people.

There is much to be said for that outlook on life. ;)
Forum: Home Base 11-17-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By Carruthers
Another vote for twenty-twenty. That said,...

Another vote for twenty-twenty.

That said, the dire local radio station Mix96 was playing in the waiting area at the health centre when I was there with Dad earlier this week.

The traffic and...
Forum: Image of the Day 11-16-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Carruthers
Sadly, similar incidents have occurred a number...

Sadly, similar incidents have occurred a number of times in the last few years.

In 2015 a stowaway fell from a British Airways aircraft and landed on the roof of a building in Richmond, west...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 11-12-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 96,252
Posted By Carruthers
Watching this brings me out in a cold sweat....

Watching this brings me out in a cold sweat. :eek:

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Mounting a transmitter antenna on the Midhurst TV mast in West Sussex.

The top of the mast is 376' agl (983' asl) so it...
Forum: Home Base 11-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 283,341
Posted By Carruthers
The trouble is I remember that almost as if it...

The trouble is I remember that almost as if it were yesterday.

The sands of time are slipping through my fingers faster every day. :eek:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 11-04-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 150,853
Posted By Carruthers
I wonder what it is like to land in a crosswind?

I wonder what it is like to land in a crosswind?
Forum: Nothingland 10-31-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,665
Views: 1,406,454
Posted By Carruthers
On Monday an instantly recognisable letter (UK...

On Monday an instantly recognisable letter (UK Dwellars will shudder) from HMRC landed on the mat, the latest in a saga. (Post #6604 et seq)

A few months ago my tax code was adjusted so that more...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 540,038
Posted By Carruthers
I'll start the ball rolling I wonder if it...

I'll start the ball rolling

I wonder if it is a shock absorber or similar suspension component.
Forum: Nothingland 10-25-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,665
Views: 1,406,454
Posted By Carruthers
Many thanks for that, Clod! That will help...

Many thanks for that, Clod!

That will help enormously.

Such was the struggle I had, more than one discouraging word was heard on the range that night.

Ta! :thumb:
Forum: Nothingland 10-25-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6,665
Views: 1,406,454
Posted By Carruthers
Irritations are, almost by definition, pretty...

Irritations are, almost by definition, pretty trivial so you have been warned.

(i) I recently renewed my passport and the chances of it being used for its intended purpose are about four fifths of...
Forum: Home Base 10-22-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 69,843
Posted By Carruthers
It's 2330, I'm knackered and have an early start...

It's 2330, I'm knackered and have an early start tomorrow for the weekly grocery run.

I bid you goodnight.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-22-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 96,252
Posted By Carruthers
Unload the rebar without resorting to manual...

Unload the rebar without resorting to manual handling.

It could be said that he was entirely successful in that respect. :)
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-22-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 96,252
Posted By Carruthers
It was never going to end well... ...

It was never going to end well...

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Forum: Nothingland 10-05-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By Carruthers
A sin of emission. As it were.

A sin of emission.


As it were.
Forum: Nothingland 10-04-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 167,083
Posted By Carruthers
That's the chap! :thumb:

That's the chap! :thumb:
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-04-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 96,252
Posted By Carruthers
Climate Change Activists Use Fire Engine to Spray...

Climate Change Activists Use Fire Engine to Spray Red Paint at UK Treasury

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I gather that there is a version with the Benny Hill theme as soundtrack but I haven't been able to find...
Forum: Nothingland 10-04-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 167,083
Posted By Carruthers
Ducks? Don't mention ducks. I am from...

Ducks? Don't mention ducks.

I am from Aylesbury after all. :)
Forum: Cellar Meta 10-03-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Carruthers
That'll be 0200 BST here. Instead of being wide...

That'll be 0200 BST here. Instead of being wide awake at 0300, Sod's law will strike and I shall wake an hour early with no Cellar to log on to. :rolleyes:
Forum: Home Base 10-03-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 5,279,203
Posted By Carruthers
If left untreated, 'I can't even' is likely to...

If left untreated, 'I can't even' is likely to develop into a particularly nasty case of 'I'm like'.

There's no known cure. :eek:
Forum: Nothingland 10-01-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
I've no understanding of stresses, strains,...

I've no understanding of stresses, strains, loadings etc but, as a layman, I know that it's usually wise to join the front elevation to the gable end.

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It's a listed building I know which...
Forum: Politics 09-24-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 562,887
Posted By Carruthers
I normally keep out of political threads of...

I normally keep out of political threads of whatever stripe but, solely on the basis that I like a cheap laugh, I thought this worthy of a larger audience.

The National Archives have released...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 09-24-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 150,853
Posted By Carruthers
My befuddled early morning brain couldn't...

My befuddled early morning brain couldn't remember which engines were installed in the Victor.

Both the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire and the Rolls-Royce Conway rang a bell. The answer is both!
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Forum: Current Events 09-22-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4,157
Views: 1,039,220
Posted By Carruthers
We had a similar occurrence a few weeks ago but...

We had a similar occurrence a few weeks ago but with flying ants.

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Link (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7258097/Billions-insects-weather-radar-south-coast.html)

The link...
Forum: Nothingland 09-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Carruthers
Unfortunate. To say the least. LINK...

Unfortunate.

To say the least.


LINK (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/20/area-51/)
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