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Forum: Current Events 04-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 42,715
Posted By Carruthers
I made a quick trip to what passes for our local...

I made a quick trip to what passes for our local supermarket this morning.
There were several laminated signs apologising for the limited number of open checkouts but staff had been redeployed to...
Forum: Home Base 03-29-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 5,383,956
Posted By Carruthers
70141 I'm currently working on a double...

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I'm currently working on a double decker version in my secret laboratory somewhere in England.
Forum: Sports 03-28-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Carruthers
Thanks for those, monster! By coincidence, I...

Thanks for those, monster!

By coincidence, I said to Dad at lunchtime that no matter how bleak things are at present, at least we don't run the risk of turning on the TV and seeing or hearing...
Forum: Food and Drink 03-28-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Carruthers
Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Ripple and...

Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Ripple and Neapolitan ice cream; all glorious although the colouring of the Neapolitan was too vivid to be harmless, I'm sure.

What about the raspberry split ice lolly...
Forum: Nothingland 03-27-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Carruthers
I probably do spend more time than I should...

I probably do spend more time than I should online but, despite being further down life's road than I am comfortable with, I still have an inquiring mind and the web can usually help to solve a...
Forum: Cellar Meta 03-27-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 472
Posted By Carruthers
Leaving the philosophy aside, US Dwellars have...

Leaving the philosophy aside, US Dwellars have yet to arise from their slumbers.

We could engineer a UK takeover if we're quick. ;)

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Forum: Arts & Entertainment 03-26-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,622
Posted By Carruthers
I'm a stranger in these parts so please don't...

I'm a stranger in these parts so please don't tell me to get off your land. ;)

However, earlier this month a guitar was brought in for valuation on the Antiques Road Show and I thought that the...
Forum: Health 03-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 7,082
Posted By Carruthers
HRH is actually suffering from Crownavirus. ...

HRH is actually suffering from Crownavirus.

I thought that I should make that clear. ;)
Forum: Home Base 03-25-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Carruthers
I was listening to a radio phone in about the...

I was listening to a radio phone in about the pandemic last night, and one woman finished her call by saying that as one of the twenty per cent of the population who are introverts, she was enjoying...
Forum: Health 03-24-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 7,082
Posted By Carruthers
Perhaps it isn't the time for levity, but the...

Perhaps it isn't the time for levity, but the title of this article made me smile.

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Link. (https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-two-gentlemen-of-corona) Five free articles are...
Forum: Home Base 03-24-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Carruthers
Gilbert and Sullivan were on to something in...

Gilbert and Sullivan were on to something in 1889:



Link (https://www.consultationinstitute.org/quiet-calm-deliberation/)

The Gondoliers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gondoliers)
Forum: Home Base 03-23-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 5,383,956
Posted By Carruthers
Toilet tissue crime is rife, rife I tell you. ...

Toilet tissue crime is rife, rife I tell you.

Coronavirus: Three men arrested over loo roll haul

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Link (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-51987662)
Forum: Health 03-23-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 7,082
Posted By Carruthers
As DanaC points out in her posts above, there is...

As DanaC points out in her posts above, there is often a mixture of flexible interpretation of the rules and just plain ignoring them in public spaces.

On the other hand, I went to the local...
Forum: Home Base 03-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 5,383,956
Posted By Carruthers
The Australian Border Force uncovered a massive...

The Australian Border Force uncovered a massive haul of toilet paper at the airport yesterday.
Apparently it was concealed, wrapped in Cocaine.

My mate in Perth Emailed me that one yesterday....
Forum: Home Base 03-22-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Carruthers
75% of statistics are made up.

75% of statistics are made up.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-21-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 162,674
Posted By Carruthers
Circadian rhythm long since shot to bits! ...

Circadian rhythm long since shot to bits!

It's 0445... what on Earth am I doing here?
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-21-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 162,674
Posted By Carruthers
Gentlemen, I think that we may be looking at a...

Gentlemen, I think that we may be looking at a MiG 17.

What I hadn't noticed is that there are three fences on the wing of the aircraft in the initial photo, the one nearest the fuselage not being...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-21-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 162,674
Posted By Carruthers
Two things sent me in the MiG direction. One...

Two things sent me in the MiG direction.
One was the old Soviet red star marking outboard of the wing fence, and the second was the fences themselves.
Also, note the antenna by the rear of the...
Forum: Home Base 03-21-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 5,383,956
Posted By Carruthers
I noticed the latest edition of Private Eye...

I noticed the latest edition of Private Eye (https://www.private-eye.co.uk/current-issue) on sale in the supermarket yesterday...

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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-21-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 162,674
Posted By Carruthers
I think it might be a MiG 15 exhibited at Air Zoo...

I think it might be a MiG 15 exhibited at Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum, Kalamazoo, MI.

It appears to have been operated under the civil registration of N621BM at one point.

Admittedly the...
Forum: Cellar Meta 03-21-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,367
Posted By Carruthers
6pm Eastern will be 10pm here until we change to...

6pm Eastern will be 10pm here until we change to BST next weekend.
Forum: Nothingland 03-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,703
Views: 1,427,813
Posted By Carruthers
Fortunately I have so far managed to avoid the...

Fortunately I have so far managed to avoid the great bog roll brouhaha.
Some months ago it became evident that my 1992 car was unlikely to pass its MoT (annual test) so I took the plunge and ordered...
Forum: Nothingland 03-19-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,703
Views: 1,427,813
Posted By Carruthers
The phone rang at 0725 today. A call before...

The phone rang at 0725 today.
A call before about 0900 is usually an urgent matter if not a full blown emergency.
Having rushed to answer I was greeted with the usual call centre noises associated...
Forum: Current Events 03-17-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 1,058,094
Posted By Carruthers
The end of civilisation as we know it.

A map is thoughtfully provided at the website so shocked readers can see for themselves the location of this most terrible and heinous crime against humanity.

LINK...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 03-17-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 262,759
Posted By Carruthers
Now there's a thought!

Now there's a thought!
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