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by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD
Replies: 105
Views: 16683

Re: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD

The only approach I've seen done is the Roxanne*-nose-jokes strategy, as demonstrated by Steve Martin (one of his finest moments?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nYEH6EDwM (*Cyrano de Bergerac for those better-read than me!) I'm also reminded of Eddie Murphy's send-up of the stand-up in The Nut...
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

I suppose I'm a 'swing' voter too. I used to vote Labour. Then I voted LibDem for a while. Now I vote Green. Does that make me a proper 'swing' voter?
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

Have you noticed the not very hard up Tim Martin continually sticking his oar in for leave..... Oh, yeah! That "Tim Martin". The no.1 Big Cheese of Booze-peddler witherspoon's, whose business interest largely depends on turning the whole nation into alcoholics. Is that what we ought to re...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

windmiller wrote:Do none of you use the word "Populist" in a derogatory fashion?
I do, because I think it is an unpleasant and worrying aspect of present-day societal thinking.

But the word should only be applied where it's appropriate.
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

661-Pete: p-lease... This article was written ten days after the referendum. It's still talking about strong and stable government ... :shock: :lol: (and lots of easy trade deals, squabbling 28 states etc etc ... Oops! :oops: You've caught me out hook line and sinker there! I never noticed the date...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Summer, and I am back to Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Summer, and I am back to Photography

I know little about ASD, but I think you should have another think about going into imaging, if you are worried that your concentration span may not be up to it. Give it a try! My methods are not very advanced, I just make sure I have a good polar alignment (my mount has an excellent polar scope - b...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

Here are 10 reasons to feel positive after Brexit listed in the INDEPENDENT lefty snowflake rag What this demonstrates is that the Independent is prepared to give space for articles which run contrary to their editorial policy. Is there anything bad about that? I expect them to come up with a whole...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 133
Views: 4470

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Well - I find myself agreeing with most of the above. I just watched the whole programme in catchup (after searching around for C5's catchup - never used it before - it's http://www.my5.tv if anyone needs to know...) I'm sure I wasn't the only one left with steam coming from my ears before the progr...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17717
Views: 431975

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

We never said, a referendum was 'democratic'. Indeed it is the least democratic process possible, being susceptible as it is to lies, disinformation and corruption. Exactly as happened in 2016. We are calling for another referendum merely because , democratic or un-democratic, it is the only way out...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Summer, and I am back to Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Summer, and I am back to Photography

Excellent pics Skyhawk. Well, you're clearly far more into the hobby than I ever was! My astro images (mostly Deep Sky) were far more modest and I'm sorry to admit that in recent years I've rather lost the 'mojo' - partly due to getting on in years, partly due to LP. My kit consisting of Orion Optic...
by 661-Pete
9 Jul 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Summer, and I am back to Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Summer, and I am back to Photography

Nice piccies! When did you go to visit Patrick, out of interest? I was there at Farthings, with other members of our local AS, back in November 2011 - just over a year before he died. AAS_and_Patrick.jpg While Patrick was taking a nap (he was already quite frail at that time) we all went outside and...
by 661-Pete
9 Jul 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1011

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

Having been in the Atlantic in a small yacht (admittedly only a short trip, and someone else was doing the sailing) .... I'm afraid that's a non-starter as far as I'm concerned....Image
by 661-Pete
9 Jul 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1011

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

D'you think I could sneakily cut the moorings of the Cutty Sark and manoeuvre it out of Greenwich onto the river, before someone notices? Just wishful thinking. One thing I didn't mention is that we still eat fish. And one thing that the Atlantic Ocean is noted for, is the presence of fish. Unless t...
by 661-Pete
9 Jul 2019, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1011

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

My wife fell foul of it once trying to take a banana into Chile. This happened to one of our companions who landed in Peru with an apple in his suitcase. Yes the airport dog sniffed it out! The passenger fished out the apple, apologetically, and started to eat it on the spot. At that the guard got ...
by 661-Pete
9 Jul 2019, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In-flight meals and veggie options?
Replies: 42
Views: 1011

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

Yeah, eating meat is worse for the planet than taking long haul flights You'll no doubt be chuffed to have 'caught us out' there! Yes you're quite right: I don't like the idea of long-haul flights either; we admitted to having booked this trip, at a meeting with our fellow local Greens. Everyone re...