Things you've never done

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Urticaria » 10 Sep 2013, 11:36pm

wrangler_rover wrote:(2) I've never been to a Rocky Horror Picture Show.
At risk of being elevated in status from peasant to pedant, you can't go to the Rocky Horror Picture Show unless you watch it on your friend's TV, or a cinema is reshowing it.

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Urticaria » 10 Sep 2013, 11:48pm

661-Pete wrote:Never having been abroad seems rather a strange phenomenon to me, I've travelled quite a lot, but I can understand it.

The thing that annoys me is that people infer you are small-minded because you have not travelled. On the contrary, I see it as an indicator of contentment. Take the similar situation of a child who constantly needs to be supplied with new toys, or be taken to theme parks to have fun. What do people think of the child?

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby mrjemm » 11 Sep 2013, 3:09am

fossala wrote:(3) Never owned any photo ID


I noticed the owned bit, and thinking about it, more people are probably like this than they realise- AFAIAA we don't own our passports, and quite possibly this may be the case with driving licences also. And work ID often too, I imagine.

Urticaria wrote:...you can't go to the Rocky Horror Picture Show unless you watch it on your friend's TV, or a cinema is reshowing it.


Which is hardly a rare occurrence. I'd guess it's likely on somewhere pretty much all the time. And on stage, albeit local/rep rather than West End/Broadway.

As for me...

I've never broken a bone.
I've never lost a stone.
I've never played a trombone.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Urticaria » 11 Sep 2013, 6:54am

mrjemm wrote: And on stage, albeit local/rep rather than West End/Broadway.

No, that would be the Rocky Horror Show

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby easyroller » 11 Sep 2013, 8:02am

JohnW wrote:................why so surprised easyroller? - neither have I. What's wrong with that?

Before you ask, I'm 70.


Urticaria wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Never having been abroad seems rather a strange phenomenon to me, I've travelled quite a lot, but I can understand it.

The thing that annoys me is that people infer you are small-minded because you have not travelled.


I don't consider not travelling as being small-minded, travel is not for everyone. It's just that in the UK it's so easy! You can day trip to another country with ease. Hell where I grew up you can catch a four hour flight and still be in the same damn country (and it'll look the same too) so being so close to so many other countries and cultures still gives me a buzz.

If finances allowed it I would pack my bike and bag tomorrow and never stop seeing the world...


But back on topic:

- I've never been to South America or Antarctica
- I've never jumped out of a plane
- I've never watched any of the Lord of the Rings movies
- I've never eaten a Penguin

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 11 Sep 2013, 8:27am

I've never had a Hack Bike.

I'm off to Derriford Hospital this morning for an appointment, and parking is horrendous. I can park at the Park and Ride and get a bus to the hospital, but it takes a while and costs nearly as much as an hours parking.

You can park for free at the Park and Ride (only pay for the bus), so I'm taking a bike in the car to pedal the couple of miles from there and back again later.

Trouble is, which bike do I use that I don't expect anyone will want to steal?
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Vantage » 11 Sep 2013, 10:37am

1: Never toured.
2: Never been abroad.
3: Never owned a car.
4: Never been so drunk that I lost my memory of what happened before...
5: Never been good at socialising.
6: Did experiment with illegal drugs and regretted it immensely after a week in hospital.
7: Never been able to relax enough to really enjoy life.
8: Never owned more than one bike at a time.
9: Never held down a job for more than 3 years.
10: Never ever ever regretted having my kids.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Audax67 » 11 Sep 2013, 10:39am

iandriver wrote:The 50 things to do before you die list :D anyone know where you can fire a black powder cannon?


At Cameron???
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby iandriver » 11 Sep 2013, 11:18am

Audax67 wrote:
iandriver wrote:The 50 things to do before you die list :D anyone know where you can fire a black powder cannon?


At Cameron???


Ahh, the 15 inch bore naval version. :D
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby meic » 11 Sep 2013, 11:40am

If finances allowed it I would pack my bike and bag tomorrow and never stop seeing the world...


I did that once, though not with a cycle. After about 18 months I was so bored with the whole thing that I packed up and settled down. Good to get it out of your system though.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby ferrit worrier » 11 Sep 2013, 4:18pm

iandriver wrote:The 50 things to do before you die list :D anyone know where you can fire a black powder cannon?


Oh things that go BANG love it :D :idea: What about the Sealed Knot Society?
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 11 Sep 2013, 5:32pm

Mick F wrote:I've never had a Hack Bike.

You can park for free at the Park and Ride (only pay for the bus), so I'm taking a bike in the car to pedal the couple of miles from there and back again later.

Trouble is, which bike do I use that I don't expect anyone will want to steal?
I took the RSW16 and no-one stole it.

Why not?
It's a great bike and very "desirable" ............ but obviously not to Janners.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janner
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby gaz » 11 Sep 2013, 9:27pm

IrishBill76 wrote:4: Never been so drunk that I lost my memory of what happened before...

Perhaps you have been but you can't remember :wink: .
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby NUKe » 11 Sep 2013, 9:38pm

Urticaria wrote:
mrjemm wrote: And on stage, albeit local/rep rather than West End/Broadway.

No, that would be the Rocky Horror Show


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Saw the original stage tour in the 70's with Tim Curry went right over my head at the time. SInce been to several showings of the film. Its a great experience. Back in the 70s it was quite ground breaking.
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Things you've never done

Postby Andyw » 11 Sep 2013, 9:42pm

I've never stopped trying to do things I've never done.
2013 - First ascent of Alpe D'Huez, first time watching TDF stage.
Rode first TT.

But have never:
Read or watched Harry Potter
Visited the Isle of Wight or Man
Read the Bible or Quran
Rowed a boat
Scuba Dived