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by Audax67
16 Oct 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1565

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Coots ain't, they have feathers.

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Had mine yesterday morning (jab not feathers), starting coughing last night. It lasted about an hour until a Fisherman's Friend took care of it. Must have been the vaccination - can't have anything to do with an afternoon of woodwork.
by Audax67
14 Oct 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1565

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

When I was a kid I had chicken pox twice. I just read that the virus can remain dormant in nerve endings for years and re-emerge as shingles when you get on a bit and your immune system declines.

This senior-citizen bit's a riot, innit?
by Audax67
10 Oct 2019, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492923

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Mother's Pride for breakfast'

I'd have thought the British public were a bit more discerning, now, than that? Years ago I read a letter sent to a UK paper by a bloke who had taken his family on holiday to Brittany for a couple of weeks. He wrote something like this: "we took three family-sized loaves of Mother's Pride, and...
by Audax67
10 Oct 2019, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1697

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Hire a good accountant and go on from there.
by Audax67
10 Oct 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?

The higher the amp-hours the longer the charge will last. I wouldn't care to run a 36v motor on 48v, though.
by Audax67
10 Oct 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1565

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I'd say that feeling a bit off-colour isn't a side-effect at all, but a direct result. Vaccination forces the body to fire up its countermeasures, so it's normal that you feel a bit grim; e.g. fever is a countermeasure. The vaccine doesn't contain dead or inactive viruses but just non-viable fragmen...
by Audax67
8 Oct 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492923

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hang on a sec! No negotiations from me, other than "we should never have joined in the first place". As the Irishman* said to the person asking directions: "Well, I wouldn't start from here if I were you!". * Why does it always have to be an Irishman? Because our wit is too subt...
by Audax67
8 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492923

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It's a small step from European Union to Union of Europe. Actually it's a bloody big step - too many big fish in small ponds wanting to keep their perks, too many mendacious populists stirring the good-old-days cauldron, too many idiots ready to believe every delicious calumny about Brussels and to...
by Audax67
7 Oct 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 476
Views: 48488

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

A couple from trumpland were staying in Berlin for a conference, the wife had an evening meeting, the hubby had some free time so he decided to go for a walk He carefully noted the name of the street where they were staying, and set off After a couple of hours he decided it was time to go back so h...
by Audax67
6 Oct 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beeps
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: Beeps

The indicators on our 1968 Citroën Dyane made a friendly click-clock noise. When we "graduated" to a Passat I missed the sound so for a while I made it myself.
by Audax67
6 Oct 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beeps
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: Beeps

You're all missing my point. It's not the noise, it's what the noise is, and they all seem the same.. Why a beep? Why not some other noise? Why not a click when you press a key? Cheap sine-wave generator. Beep-beep is cheep-cheep, as in electronic chicken. It's doorbells that get me, though, the dI...
by Audax67
1 Oct 2019, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Windows 10. Where has my local account gone?

Why am I reminded of that old colleague of mine who spent two years in jail because he applied to leave East Germany?
by Audax67
1 Oct 2019, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492923

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A friend (a genuine one rather than in the Facebook sense) shared this on Facebook. I thought it sums up the situation well. This is the Sir David Attenborough. It is NOT Boaty McBoatface, despite that achieving considerably more than 51% of the vote - because it was an ADVISORY referendum only, an...
by Audax67
30 Sep 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

Not getting caught Protecting their jobs Self-enrichment Not getting caught Protecting their backers and benefactors Setting up a few directorships for after they get bounced out Not getting caught Preserving the Party Hanging on to that villa in Tuscany Not getting caught Getting a decent tan every...
by Audax67
28 Sep 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 837

Re: Trends in windy days

cycleruk wrote:It certainly seems windier since they erected all these wind farms :? :wink:


It's an ill wind... :D