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by 661-Pete
16 Jul 2019, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 614
Views: 20456

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Don't know what brought it on, but a sort of 'ear worm' has been ringing through my head this morning. Here's my version (with apologies to Charles Jolly ): ♫♪ I know of a fat ol' Prez'dent, He's always down th'White House, An ugly fat old yellow-faced man, He really is a beast! He's too dumb for a ...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

First it was the Spanish backed by the Pope, then Napoleon but he ended up after Waterloo mouldering away on St Helena, then it was the Kaiser, then Adolph, the latest attempted Empire has also been a failure... If you are referring to the EU as the "latest attempted empire", and comparin...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

First it was the Spanish backed by the Pope, then Napoleon but he ended up after Waterloo mouldering away on St Helena, then it was the Kaiser, then Adolph, the latest attempted Empire has also been a failure... If you are referring to the EU as the "latest attempted empire", and comparin...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 614
Views: 20456

Re: Is Trump Mad?

It is widely accepted that the intended targets are a few women who have been effectively vocal against him ALL of them born in the US -so to quote Trump that makes the US one of the countries .... To be strictly accurate, all but one of them. The exception is Ilhan Omar, who was born in Somalia bu...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2019, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

Yeah that J K Rowling is a staunch remainer, enough said. Which is ironic A remainer who has created a fantasy universe as opposed to supporters of brexit who are still creating their fantasy universe with about as much connection to reality I must confess, I was utterly baffled by the non-sequitur...
by 661-Pete
15 Jul 2019, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 360
Views: 34803

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

The teacher was assigning parts to several little girls for the Nativity play: one of them was to be the Virgin Mary, whilst the rest were to be Angels. But a squabble broke out amongst the girls, because all of them wanted to be the Virgin, and the teacher had to come and separate them. "Child...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

By confrontational I presume you really mean opposing view? No, I mean saying things like: Some people really do seem to have difficulty understanding poll rules and results and I doubt that it is possible to explain things clearly to them, possibly because of their lack of education and difficulti...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

Chain has been around a long time but as an interesting fact the bicycle roller drive chain doesn't predate the bicycle. I vaguely recall, the Meccano sprocket chain was simply a series of identical wire links, each bent into a sort of horseshoe shape, that just snapped together. (Perhaps someone c...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC
Replies: 50
Views: 1163

Re: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC

I have a pair of jumper leads in my car boot - and a foot pump. Should the next warship be named "HMS Jumper Leads" or "HMS Foot Pump"?
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

This 'andrec' has only been on this forum for less than two weeks and has taken a persistently confrontational stance against other forum members. In fact the overwhelming majority of his or her posts have been on this thread. I cannot help but be reminded of one " blackbike " late of this...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2143

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

brynpoeth wrote:May one meet fellow curmudgeons there, or is this forum better for that porpoise? :wink:
Got it in one! :lol:
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2143

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Talking of tents, we still have in our loft an ageing - but still perfectly serviceable, only used for two or three trips - canvas family tent: sleeps four in two separate inner tents: quite comfortable. No good for backpacking or cycling of course: it can only be transported in a car. Anyone want t...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2143

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

It'll come as no surprise, I reckon, to hear me say, I don't "get" Glastonbury. OK I'm an ageing party-pooper, I suppose, but I doubt if anyone can convince me of the 'pleasures' of tramping around in a muddy litter-strewn field, having shelled out ginourmous wads of readies for the privil...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 125
Views: 4113

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

What peeves me more than anything, was that I had to turn off Adblock in order to watch this wretched programme in catch-up. Ah well - it'll be a very long time before I next watch any more of C5's gutter-press effluent.... I notice that the latest Cycleclips mailshot emphatically gives C5 the finge...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17543
Views: 424255

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

kwackers wrote:
661-Pete wrote:And this is an elected MEP of the Brex**it party speaking. Not some **** in a pub holding forth after too many pints...

There's a difference?
I take it that was a rhetorical question... :shock: