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by 661-Pete
30 Sep 2020, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: Wasps

Butterflies - so I'm not the only one that hasn't seen many this year :- https://dmtrk.net/DGT-723VO-CF93D767A0B0D229TD80TJA8799F65D08FB927/cr.aspx I know these are very depressing times all over, but I'm hoping things are not so dismal for our fluttery friends as it seems! Many butterflies experie...
by 661-Pete
29 Sep 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: Wasps

Don't know if the common wasp is in decline round our way - we've certainly had plenty! What have shown up in surprising numbers in our garden are European Hornets - we've seen dozens of them browsing for nectar on an ivy-covered fence. A welcome visitor, in my view - far less aggressive and they wo...
by 661-Pete
19 Sep 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Truffles
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Truffles

[*tentatively pokes head above parapet*] Can't identify from the picture, not even sure it's a fungus, but definitely not a truffle. The only truffle found growing (rarely) in the UK is the Summer Truffle which has a warty skin. Don't try eating under any circumstances. You could try asking this gu...
by 661-Pete
9 Apr 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Should be done with these sick-minded people?
Replies: 65
Views: 1538

Re: What Should be done with these sick-minded people?

The tone of the first few comments is correct. All right then. Why hasn't someone clamoured for them to be hanged ? And/or drawn and quartered, if that's what cooks your goose? Unless guillotining, or burning at the stake, is more your style? Suggestions such as closeting them with an infected pers...
by 661-Pete
9 Apr 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 921
Views: 23456

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Queue at Tesco's this morning (we went to Tesco's for the main shopping, including some things we can't get at other supermarkets) was zig-zagging all across the car park. A bit like one of those queues at the airport (ahh! memories!) waiting for the check-in. But it was all very orderly, everyone w...
by 661-Pete
9 Apr 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Should be done with these sick-minded people?
Replies: 65
Views: 1538

Re: What Should be done with these sick-minded people?

Devil's advocate needed! Don't imagine for a moment that I condone this idiotic and disgraceful behaviour! What are those men going to be charged with, if anything? Is it a crime to lick one's hands? Is it a crime to touch food in a supermarket? Let's wait and see what the cops come up with... In re...
by 661-Pete
5 Apr 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21563

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I suspect that the lockdown in this country will only end when the rate of suicides exceeds the rate of coronavirus deaths.
by 661-Pete
5 Apr 2020, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1023
Views: 77710

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Wheres Wally coronavirus.jpg

Doesn't seem the same, somehow....
by 661-Pete
5 Apr 2020, 8:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 211
Views: 6249

Re: More Trump idiocy

World War III may well not be fought between the West and Russia/China (or should that be "Oceania vs. Eurasia/Eastasia"?). It may be between Europe allied with all other countries on the one hand, and the US of A on the other. As long as there's a single idiot left in that benighted count...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 921
Views: 23456

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

We need a scheme which prevent non-workers from attending food shops for 4 days a week. At the moment the people who are doing the least to help the country through this crisis have the easiest access to food supplies. I'm sure that the queues outside food shops at weekends would be considerably sh...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Labour leader
Replies: 109
Views: 3062

Re: Labour leader

Nothing funny at all. I am simply reminding some forum members of the arithmetic logic they use when a poll result is not to their liking. If they can use triangulation to invalidate any result they don't like then I'm sure they will understand when I do it when it suits me. Just for once, I agree ...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Labour leader
Replies: 109
Views: 3062

Re: Labour leader

I thought Starmer got 52%? No he didn't. He got 52% of the votes cast but only 35% of all available votes. Nearly two thirds of voters did not vote for him so he has no mandate. That's how we view poll results on this forum. Any other way of doing things is flawed, or even deeply flawed. Funny, isn...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Special Measures During the Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Special Measures During the Virus

Well, As told years go Whisky is a cure for worms? Pour a nice 3 fingers, drop worm in, worm dies! QED MM I thought that was tequila ! Though I read somewhere, that some brands of vodka also have that charm. I believe the rule is, if you get the worm in your glass, you're supposed to eat it. Brings...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Special Measures During the Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Special Measures During the Virus

I find it a bit strange, that people wishing to avoid being killed by the virus, are taking to drinking themselves to death instead. But I suppose it's logical :? . Reminds me of that joke I once dug up (from an old joke book), the one about the poisonous mushroom. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewto...
by 661-Pete
4 Apr 2020, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 211
Views: 6249

Re: More Trump idiocy

It seems that the Drumph is ignoring his own administration's advice and refusing to hide his ugly mug behind a face-mask . What does he hope to achieve by that? Kill off millions of potential Democrat voters? Perhaps he would rather don one of those 'Anonymous' Guy Fawkes masks: https://fossbytes.c...