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by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread
Replies: 49
Views: 1003

Re: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread

Went to a church that used to have a little hole in the wall beside the altar, so that people who had the plague could hear the sermon without going near other people. The hole is bricked up now Plan to visit a service tomorrow in a church where plague victims were buried, that was a few hundred yea...
by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 110
Views: 5046

Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

I have quite a lot of books at home but I could never read them all, especially as I want to read some more than once

I often think of compiling a top ten, but there would be a hundred or more :wink:
by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7070
Views: 196251

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

I am in my left mind, **cannae imagine why anyone would vote to leave**, let alone a majority of the turnout

Bit slow thinking this morning mind, perhaps I will understand later

Parliament is quite fun, a bit of theatre, the Right Honourable Gentlemen and Ladies :wink:
by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 9:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: AUK Finances
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: AUK Finances

Richard D wrote:I would be amazed if the recent GDPR changes have not resulted in higher operating costs.

That much higher?
..
Maybe all such organisations need slebs, as greenpeace does*
I thought a lot of such work could be done by volunteers

* and irritating campaigns, Stoptober, Movember..
by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 76
Views: 7610

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

A moton winds down his window and calls to two bystanders:

- say, are you twins?
- no, why do you ask?
- your mother has dressed you both in the same clothes!
- that is enough, show us you driving licence please!

A police joke, is that unkind, could anyone object?
by brynpoeth
22 Sep 2018, 6:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 371
Views: 150116

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

A more detailed report in the local rag, including the rest of the sentence: Benbow was banned from driving for 12 months and will have to retake his driving test after the disqualification period. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/judge-dubs-manchester-airport-dr...
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 144
Views: 11639

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

GOBSO
Grumpy Old Bike Shop Owner
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grumpy Old Bike Shop Owners
Replies: 40
Views: 10873

Re: Grumpy Old Bike Shop Owners

The pithead bath is a supermarket now (Max Boyce)

My LBS is a book-shop now :?
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 31
Views: 738

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

Maybe there’s something in this, revenge attack? In the past three years, Cycle Republic has opened 21 new shops – the latest in Gateshead, where Evans Cycles also has a store. It’s also opened a store in Nottingham (282.2 ft from Evans Cycles’ store), West End (0.1 miles from Evans Cycles Mortimer...
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 76
Views: 7610

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Not a joke, but a true story: Emilien Amaury, the press baron, sometime Minister for Colonies, Pétainiste chief of propaganda, founder of l'Equipe newspaper and original owner of the Tour de France, died in 1977 after being thrown by his horse. One of his favourite sayings was "News need not b...
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 76
Views: 7610

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

"Why does the giraffe have such a long neck?" asked the teacher
There was silence for an moment, then one of the boys at the the back suggested: "so she cannae smell her feet?"
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 159
Views: 13071

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

The prices will be even higher next year €&€

Maybe the organisers will try to cooperate with the local people, not sure how :wink:

I rather think the event is unnecessary and could be abandoned. What does that say about me?
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"

This has been discussed before on these fora, try searching, I remember asking whether people from the Andes had trouble at low levels

Many people would not suffer at 3400m but one does not know, could affect otherwise healthy people
by brynpoeth
21 Sep 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition; Use by dates!
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: Nutrition; Use by dates!

Bought at approx 11.00 this morning, refund rejected by Sainsburys at approx 15.15 Got a result! Sainsburys have agreed that a refund was in order and have offered a voucher to the price of TWO chickens :wink: Thankfully they haven't asked for the decomposing remains of the original to be returned ...