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Forum: Home Base 02-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 372,126
Posted By Carruthers
If you've ever toiled within or beneath your car...

If you've ever toiled within or beneath your car with spanner and Haynes Manual to hand, you'll be sorry to hear of the death of John Haynes.

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Forum: Nothingland 02-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,522
Posted By Carruthers
You're all wrong. It's JCB Any fuel no...

You're all wrong.

It's JCB

Any fuel no that.
Forum: Current Events 02-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,020
Views: 973,067
Posted By Carruthers
My recollection of the Aberdeen Press & Journal...

My recollection of the Aberdeen Press & Journal is that it was never in line for a Pulitzer Prize. Read on...

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Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-13-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Carruthers
Neither do we. Cable and satellite TV in the UK...

Neither do we. Cable and satellite TV in the UK always seems to be very expensive and there's plenty of free content anyway.

The terrestrial TV system (Freeview...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-13-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Carruthers
Yes, I wasn't particularly happy with that...

Yes, I wasn't particularly happy with that sentence when I wrote it.

However, the usual domestic pressures were present and I just hit the post button.

Perhaps it would have been better phrased...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-12-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Carruthers
Smithsonian Channel (UK)

The Smithsonian Channel (http://www.smithsonianchannel.co.uk/) started broadcasting in the UK at about midday today.
I've had a quick look and it seems to offer a promising line up for anyone who...
Forum: Home Base 02-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,756
Views: 4,817,832
Posted By Carruthers
It could have been worse. He could have...

It could have been worse.

He could have mistaken a sweater for a pair of trousers.....



...and succeeded in putting it on. :eek:


Anyway, there's a pretty good chance that each of those...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 117,729
Posted By Carruthers
Storm Erik was pretty vicious when it passed...

Storm Erik was pretty vicious when it passed through Ireland and the UK on Friday.

It made aircraft operations difficult at a number of airports.

This video was taken at Gatwick (just south of...
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,999
Posted By Carruthers
Suitably cunning?

Suitably cunning?
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-10-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,999
Posted By Carruthers
A new dawn has er.... dawned, I suppose. I...

A new dawn has er.... dawned, I suppose.

I trust that all is well this morning after your hectic Saturday?
Forum: Nothingland 02-09-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,347,497
Posted By Carruthers
It would probably be OK to send them a cheque and...

It would probably be OK to send them a cheque and discharge your liabilities.
I think Dad did that on one occasion a few years ago.
My worry would be that not only would they cash the cheque they'd...
Forum: Nothingland 02-08-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,347,497
Posted By Carruthers
Extract it... well, it's akin to dentistry. :eek:...

Extract it... well, it's akin to dentistry. :eek:

A code is sent to employer or pension company by HMRC so that tax is paid at source.

You get what's left. :mad:
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-08-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 90,029
Posted By Carruthers
Brief caption in top L/H corner says Dauphin...

Brief caption in top L/H corner says Dauphin County, PA.
Forum: Cities and Travel 02-08-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 90,029
Posted By Carruthers
BEW4_1549422693 It's several years since...

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It's several years since I've driven in the US but I seem to recall that when a police vehicle is parked as above, traffic is required to move across one lane to provide a buffer...
Forum: Nothingland 02-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,347,497
Posted By Carruthers
The sole item in this morning's post was a brown...

The sole item in this morning's post was a brown envelope marked 'HM Revenue & Customs'.

Most Brits will be familiar with the feeling that the cold, clammy hand of the tax inspector has just...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-07-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 54,705
Posted By Carruthers
Appalatian. Geddit?

Appalatian.

Geddit?
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 287,075
Posted By Carruthers
Have you ever seen him with Stephen Fry in...

Have you ever seen him with Stephen Fry in 'Jeeves and Wooster'?

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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 287,075
Posted By Carruthers
The sandwich might have ended up being called...

The sandwich might have ended up being called something else, if Blackadder and Baldrick had anything to do with it.

Ink and Incapability. (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t001c)

Start at...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-06-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,177
Posted By Carruthers
I stopped in Torrington, WY, on several occasions...

I stopped in Torrington, WY, on several occasions and huge coal trains trundled through the town over a level crossing about every twenty minutes.

The air horns weren't too much of a nuisance but...
Forum: Nothingland 02-06-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 4,370,626
Posted By Carruthers
Apologies for the less than perfect photos which...

Apologies for the less than perfect photos which were taken this morning during the supermarket run...

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It's never going to win anything at a classic car show but condition is pretty good...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-06-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 287,075
Posted By Carruthers
We're a cut above here in the UK..... 66336

We're a cut above here in the UK.....

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Forum: Nothingland 02-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 4,370,626
Posted By Carruthers
It also had necessary maintenance and servicing...

It also had necessary maintenance and servicing today.
I take it to a mate who is a mechanic and he carries out any work needed.
He also takes the car to the testing station for me.
If it fails...
Forum: Nothingland 02-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 4,370,626
Posted By Carruthers
My 1992 VW Passat passed its annual test today! ...

My 1992 VW Passat passed its annual test today!
Total mileage is just over 72,000 and I've only done 1,280 miles since the last test.
I hope that it survives another twelve months but if a sudden...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 769
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Views: 120,646
Posted By Carruthers
I think you may be onto something there... ...

I think you may be onto something there...

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Forum: The Internet 02-05-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Carruthers
Arthur Balfour (British PM 1902 - 1905) said...

Arthur Balfour (British PM 1902 - 1905) said "Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all".

I think he had a point.

Are either of you gentlemen related to Balfour, by any chance? ;)
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