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by Pastychomper
6 Dec 2018, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy?
Replies: 72
Views: 1823

Re: Democracy?

Just musing .......... Democracy: When we have the next general election, we should disallow any present MPs and any past MPs from standing again. This way, we would get a completely new set of MPs, and they can't be any worse than the shower that we have at present. You never know, it could be a b...
by Pastychomper
6 Dec 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query
Replies: 34
Views: 1151

Re: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query

one was constant ly on the other two were different sizes and flashed at different rates, that gave the illusion that the bike was further away than it was. Also, if it mounted too high, I think there is a risk that motorists might think you are rather farther away, especially with LED lights, whic...
by Pastychomper
6 Dec 2018, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13073
Views: 322731

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

Another day and it doesn’t get any better. At least the news that the new science minister, who has a history degree and a dodgy past that involved writing songs about his willy, will fit in well in the cabinet. I'm reminded of a letter in New Scientist back when the National Curriculum was young, ...
by Pastychomper
4 Dec 2018, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velothon Wales cancelled
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Velothon Wales cancelled

brynpoeth wrote:Not sure I like 8000 of anything in one place...


I like 8000 oat groats in one place. Milled and cooked, that's a reasonable dose of porridge. :mrgreen:
by Pastychomper
3 Dec 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS .. Dud endings/starts/concept
Replies: 28
Views: 673

Re: FILUMS .. Dud endings/starts/concept

My worst ending is the Spielberg version of War of the Worlds. In the book and 50’s version, man was totally defeated and the Martians only died because they had no immunity to germs. In the Spielberg version the aliens were indeed affected by germs but for some reason Spielberg felt it necessary f...
by Pastychomper
30 Nov 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 42
Views: 7442

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

I used to know someone who had his blood type tattooed on his wrist, easily the most useful one I've seen. Though hopefully not needed for a LEJoG. :lol:
by Pastychomper
30 Nov 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1073

Re: Mystic Mogg Brexit Purgatory Predictions

... And she is not so much "blackmailing" as being blackmailed. By the hardliners and extremists in her own party, and the DUP. Indeed. I am not a massive May fan, but given that her party managed to choose her as leader, they might at least have tried to get behind her during what's like...
by Pastychomper
30 Nov 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 165
Views: 6270

Re: Visitors

I've long maintained that when people check in ready for a flight, the luggage PLUS PERSON should be weighed and charged accordingly. I find it rather annoying that me and Mrs Mick F are quite slim and light, but we pay the same for our luggage as Mr Fat Man pays - and he's probably heavier than th...
by Pastychomper
28 Nov 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asking the people
Replies: 56
Views: 1028

Re: Asking the people

Let's go to the direct democracy where any citizen can vote. Walk in to the debate then black or white stone according to your vote. Athens style. With modern technology that could be possible. How do you think that would turn out like? I suspect it would turn out a lot like the way the Swiss syste...
by Pastychomper
28 Nov 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asking the people
Replies: 56
Views: 1028

Re: Asking the people

If you are saying what I think you are saying, I agree. Parliament and the Government were for some years before the referendum more Europhile / less Eurosceptic than the people, and failed to respond to shifts in opinion. So that when we had a referendum, instead of a subtle adjustment we were fac...
by Pastychomper
27 Nov 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 224
Views: 12148

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Lister? no, but the sad thing is I knew exactly who you meant before looking at your link! anyway I only use curry powder when the local shop is out of leek and daffodil flavoring. :lol: That series has a lot to answer for. Not least of which is the tune that still plays in my head whenever I see m...
by Pastychomper
26 Nov 2018, 4:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 224
Views: 12148

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Patrickpioneer wrote:Used to hate porridge until the day I put curry powder in it and now I love it!

Is that you, Lister?
by Pastychomper
20 Nov 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 12859

Re: London - on the spot fine

In a discussion with a local plod, he thought pushing a bike along the pavement would class me as a pedestrian, pushing it in a vehicle lane would class me as cycling. I have no idea if he was right, but it seems a reasonable explanation and the situation was that I'd got off and pushed because I b...
by Pastychomper
20 Nov 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats in your room 101?
Replies: 38
Views: 982

Re: Whats in your room 101?

I wonder why evolution hasn't yet given us a gutter in the eyebrow area. You could be onto something there. The last century or two have seen in increase in the average temperature of homes in temperate regions, and the last few decades saw an increase in reported anxiety in those same regions. Per...
by Pastychomper
16 Nov 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Mrs May been a good PM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1069

Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

At risk of going off-topic, what did the author mean by Cameron's catastrophic error of judgement? Was it deciding to hold the thing-that-shall-not-be-named, the way he timed it, or his failure to manage the PR to get the vote he wanted? Or the really big one, becoming a Tory in the first place? :lol: