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by Brian R Pateman
1 Jan 2013, 9:44pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 314819

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Sergeant Major Brittain paraded his tin soldiers to the sound of distant drums Bag pipes and YouTube 'Downfall' parodies. The trouble was the sock colour regulations which forbade mixing dayglow colours with invisible black. However, the soldiers all wore fishnet helmets and tin plate medals held to...
by Brian R Pateman
31 Dec 2012, 11:12pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 314819

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Sergeant Major Brittain paraded his tin soldiers to the sound of distant drums Bag pipes and YouTube 'Downfall' parodies. The trouble was the sock colour regulations which forbade mixing dayglow colours with invisible black. However, the soldiers all wore fishnet helmets and tin plate medals held to...
by Brian R Pateman
28 Dec 2012, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a whistle whilst cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 3361

Re: Using a whistle whilst cycling

Vladimir wrote:Look, if we're talking about musical instruments whilst riding, the only one I would even consider is a saxophone.


Trombone?

If they don't respond to the toot you can poke them upsides the ear with the slide!
by Brian R Pateman
24 Dec 2012, 5:19pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Be sensible!
by Brian R Pateman
24 Dec 2012, 3:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 93622

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

thirdcrank wrote: (There's no Praetorian Guard to assign to cases like this. :wink: )


It might save a lot of trouble if there were!
by Brian R Pateman
24 Dec 2012, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh with two serials?
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Raleigh with two serials?

meic wrote:I agree that is almost certainly a Postcode marking, one of my bikes has one stamped on it. The Police used to do that for you back when they cared about bike theft.


The constabulary still offer a bike marking service in my bit of Cumbria.
by Brian R Pateman
22 Dec 2012, 3:15pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Too easy.
by Brian R Pateman
22 Dec 2012, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 93622

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

If you don't think it's a spinning war, fair enough. It's already gone beyond patricians vs plebs. I see from one of the headlines this morning that the Michell faction is gunning for Cameron so it's patricians vs patricians now. :lol: Good point. I could never see the problem with the "pleb&q...
by Brian R Pateman
20 Dec 2012, 6:22pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

What's yours?
by Brian R Pateman
19 Dec 2012, 6:09am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Sea breeze.
by Brian R Pateman
18 Dec 2012, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What have we come to?
Replies: 70
Views: 2039

Re: What have we come to?

Just an imaginary scene in East Angular as Jade used to say. If it's an Edward Wesson it is very unlikely to be an imaginary scene. He was very prolific and we have a number of his paintings here at Pateman Towers. As an East Anglian exiled to Cumbria, these scenes make me very homesick for the fla...
by Brian R Pateman
17 Dec 2012, 9:54pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Perfect pitch.
by Brian R Pateman
16 Dec 2012, 2:45pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 314819

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

"It's fortnightly now, the paper bin <delete> bin </delete>" the cybernetic chairman of the cybernetic chair corporation said. "We've lost a small red marble cybertentically coloured and roboticaly reddened by ruby red robots behind the sofa. Aha the sofa <error> <BSOD> <reboot>."...
by Brian R Pateman
9 Dec 2012, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle Sat Navs
Replies: 114
Views: 7225

Re: Bicycle Sat Navs

One of the things about cycling which appeals to me is that it is low-tech. and not reliant upon any source of energy apart from good old fashioned muscle power. Having seen at first hand the problems caused by people unfamiliar with the area getting them self into tight spots with vehicles by blind...
by Brian R Pateman
8 Dec 2012, 12:52pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366392

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Good grief!