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Forum: Nothingland 04-08-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Carruthers
A mere firecracker. Would have passed unnoticed...

A mere firecracker. Would have passed unnoticed on 5th November or 4th July.;)
Forum: Home Base 04-08-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 5,385,688
Posted By Carruthers
A Czech that didn't bounce. ;)

A Czech that didn't bounce. ;)
Forum: Home Base 04-07-2020, 01:13 PM
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Views: 5,385,688
Posted By Carruthers
But what did it hit first?

But what did it hit first?
Forum: Nothingland 04-07-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
I seem to have monopolised this thread but...

I seem to have monopolised this thread but perhaps you'll indulge me a little more.

Some years ago I visited the SD Air & Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

For a small fee it was...
Forum: Nothingland 04-06-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
That's a new one on me! The design of...

That's a new one on me!



The design of those sirens dates from WW2 and I'm willing to place a small wager that some of them were actually manufactured then.

Probably the labels stapled to...
Forum: Current Events 04-05-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,219
Views: 1,059,157
Posted By Carruthers
Nominative determinism strikes again!

Nominative determinism strikes again!
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 04-05-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 163,958
Posted By Carruthers
70191 And that's about all I've seen this...

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And that's about all I've seen this morning.

Just passing north of Oxford as I type.
Forum: Nothingland 04-05-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
Nothing so grand unfortunately! 70189 ...

Nothing so grand unfortunately!

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I've seen one of these turn up on the Antiques Road Trip, Flog It!, or something similar.

I don't know if they were sold off or whether the 'owner'...
Forum: Nothingland 04-05-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
Ah! A kindred spirit! You seem to have operated...

Ah! A kindred spirit! You seem to have operated at a capability level far above that which I and my colleagues inhabited. I'm sure the pay was several grades better as well. :)

No doubt the...
Forum: Nothingland 04-04-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12,447
Views: 6,064,964
Posted By Carruthers
It's been quite a display recently. Having...

It's been quite a display recently.

Having missed the first pass of the ISS last night I went out to look for its second appearance.

Cloud in the SW put paid to that but Venus was an admirable...
Forum: Nothingland 04-04-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Carruthers
Those were the days; the days when life was so...

Those were the days; the days when life was so much simpler and all we had to worry about was the possibility of nuclear armageddon within fifteen minutes of the button being pushed.

The UK...
Forum: Nothingland 04-03-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,665
Posted By Carruthers
Have there been any reports of porn panic buying?

Have there been any reports of porn panic buying?
Forum: Current Events 04-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 42,835
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: 5,987
Views: 5,385,688
Posted By Carruthers
70141 I'm currently working on a double...

70141

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: 169
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: 504
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: 225
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: 501
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: 196
Views: 13,877
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: 452
Views: 7,799
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: 20
Views: 441
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: 452
Views: 7,799
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: 20
Views: 441
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: 5,987
Views: 5,385,688
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: 452
Views: 7,799
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...
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