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    Got through it in the end, some stories rather...

    Got through it in the end, some stories rather better than others and all very reminiscent of the valleys back in the 40s, 50s, & 60s.


    "Wild Wales" by George Borrow, a victorian nutjob who...
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    Never heard of Excalibur. Rather liked Crusade...

    Never heard of Excalibur.

    Rather liked Crusade (1999) though it was cut rather short.

    Larry King has popped his clogs apparently.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry. Very frosty. Cold. 14.6...

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Very frosty.

    Cold. 14.6 deg in here.

    CBS.
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    Sticky: Want to see water coming out of an air shaft...

    Want to see water coming out of an air shaft everyone's forgotten about?

    31 seconds in on this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzwW6irR5O4&feature=youtu.be

    I wonder how deep that hole is....
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    Babylon 5 Star and Lost Actress Mira Furlan...

    Babylon 5 Star and Lost Actress Mira Furlan Passes Away


    65. No age at all. Ho hum.

    Bab5 seems to have lost a lot of characters, the good doctor being amongst the first IIRC.

    Babylon 5...
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry. Sunny. CBS. Frosty.

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    CBS.

    Frosty.
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    Sticky: Indeed. You can turn on the mine entries &...

    Indeed.

    You can turn on the mine entries & such like, but I'm sure you've figured that out for yourself. :D

    I can't understand some of it, but it's a nice map all the same.

    In the unlikely...
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    Sticky: Nope, the hole is whence the water cometh. ...

    Nope, the hole is whence the water cometh.

    Main Colliery Neath floods the village

    Happily the bit I'm sitting on at the moment had nothing of any innerest underneath it due to the presence of...
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    Sticky: Flood halfway up a hill: Dynevor Road Skewen: ...

    Flood halfway up a hill: Dynevor Road Skewen:

    Skewen flood '''from mine''' forces 100 homes to be evacuated - BBC News

    There's a tulipload of holes in the ground up there:

    Interactive Map...
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    Sticky: You & your grill, me & my teapot*. It's all go...

    You & your grill, me & my teapot*.

    It's all go cleaning stuff at the moment.

    You'd think we were all locked in or something. :smokin


    *The tea doesn't taste noticeably different it must be...
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpK6GcViC88 Or...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpK6GcViC88

    Or you could make your own.

    It doesn't end well though. :eyes
  12. :rollin: Yup, they are now. Most of the...

    :rollin:

    Yup, they are now.

    Most of the boomer's parents are dead.

    If you were born before 1946 or after 1964 you ain't a boomer. :smokin

    And looking on the the bright side, your bones...
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    'Tis odd, really, you'd almost suspect some form...

    'Tis odd, really, you'd almost suspect some form of corruption, whereas, in reality, it's simple incompetence led from the front (when he can be arsed) by Bozo the clown.

    And a good dose of real...
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    Sticky: Morning. Rough old night. Now dry. CBS....

    Morning.

    Rough old night.

    Now dry.

    CBS. Yes. Really.

    Hints of sun.
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    Sticky: Morning (or at least I assume it's morning, bit...

    Morning (or at least I assume it's morning, bit difficult to tell today).

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Dire.
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    Sticky: There's a village for sale in Wales at the...

    There's a village for sale in Wales at the moment.

    A snip at £1M2, reduced by 300k.

    Fully tenanted.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dark. Dank. Dreary. Black...

    Morning.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Black verging on dark grey.
  18. Today I found some of this stuff in a cardboard...

    Today I found some of this stuff in a cardboard box I haven't looked in for yonks++.

    Amazingly enough it appears to be usable should I turn out to be that desperate. :eyes

    Though some of it is...
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry Drizzling. Blue sky. ...

    Morning.

    Dry Drizzling.

    Blue sky.

    Coldish at 15.7 deg in here.

    1022 mBar, inHg, 54% RH.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry. Blue sky. Not raining. ...

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Blue sky.

    Not raining.

    Sunny.
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    Sticky: Had something like that on my Fiat Tempra when...

    Had something like that on my Fiat Tempra when I'd knocked the wire that goes to the dashboard charge light off when changing the oil & filter.

    Didn't notice the lack of charging until it ground...
  22. There was a chap on Moneybox at lunch time who'd...

    There was a chap on Moneybox at lunch time who'd had the temerity to ask Admiral if his policy covered his front gate being damaged in a storm.

    It didn't.

    And they put his renewal up by £300...
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    Me too, you could smell the games programmers...

    Me too, you could smell the games programmers from the other end of the corridor.:smokin
  24. Insurance shock! The Supreme Court says the...

    Insurance shock!

    The Supreme Court says the robbing bastards have to pay out some money instead of just taking it in.

    The Horror! Oh The Horror!
  25. Off to Texas. Yeeeeeehaw! ...

    Off to Texas. Yeeeeeehaw!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZROC380sgY
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    Sticky: Morning. Due to the lack of hammering etc....

    Morning.

    Due to the lack of hammering etc. next door, I stayed in bed until 09:00 whereupon the wireless started becoming more irritating so I got up.

    Dry.

    Sunless.

    Grey.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry. Blue sky in parts (though not...

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Blue sky in parts (though not the parts I'm currently looking at).

    Colder. 16.1 deg in here.

    1029 mBar, 30.38 inHg, 55% RH.
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    Sticky: I'd recommend avoiding the Guatemalan Insanity...

    I'd recommend avoiding the Guatemalan Insanity Peppers.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44t_VCfG70
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    Sticky: B&M is rather good: sells baked beans cheaper...

    B&M is rather good: sells baked beans cheaper than Morrisons, and I bought a couple of hdmi region free dvd players from them a couple of years ago at the astonishing price of £15 each.
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    Sticky: Morning. Grey. Dark. Dreary. No...

    Morning.

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dreary.

    No current precipitation but it looks like it's thinking about it.
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    "Lying in State" by Tim Slessor, being a...

    "Lying in State" by Tim Slessor, being a collection of the finest lies emitted by the Establishment, starting with The Dodgy Dossier and the Hutton Report.
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    NERVA - Wikipedia...

    NERVA - Wikipedia

    It was a dumb idea then & it's a dumb idea now, almost as dumb as using fluorine trichloride as an oxidiser.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dark. Dank. Dreary. Sunless.

    Morning.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Sunless.
  34. Being the same bunch of plod who were using...

    Being the same bunch of plod who were using drones to track hikers back in March.

    There must be something in the canteen tea in Derbyshire.

    Bunch of feckwhits.

    Guidance Is Not Regulation.
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    Sticky: Morning (though it's dark enough to be night). ...

    Morning (though it's dark enough to be night).

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Dire.
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    Sticky: What could possibly have gone wrong? :eyes I...

    What could possibly have gone wrong? :eyes

    I vaguely remember that one.



    Arrived here too, around noon.
  37. Letraset: there used to be, long long ago and far...

    Letraset: there used to be, long long ago and far far away, a method of making PCB artwork that used sommat similar to Letraset.

    I think I left the last remaining examples up the hill* when we...
  38. Hope the fat git stays on for a long time. He...

    Hope the fat git stays on for a long time.

    He looks so fecking miserable. :D

    A prime case of "be careful what you wish for, you may get it". :D

    King of the World, Boris.

    Enjoying it...
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    Sticky: Morning. Grey. Dark. Dank. Dreary.

    Morning.

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dark. Grey. Sunless. Cold in...

    Morning.

    Dark.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Cold in here at 15.1 deg.
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    Sticky: Morning. Dry. Sunny. Cold. 15.1 deg in...

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Cold. 15.1 deg in here.

    Somewhat frosty out.
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    Now we'ver progressed to the Profumo...

    <hiatus>

    Now we'ver progressed to the Profumo affair, Christine Keeler, and Mandy Rice-Davies.

    And on to MacMillan's resignation and his prostate op.:sick

    <hiatus>

    The Beatles.
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    Poll: I think I spotted your mistake right there.:eyes

    I think I spotted your mistake right there.:eyes
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    Sir Brian Edward Urquhart KCMG MBE (28 February...

    Sir Brian Edward Urquhart KCMG MBE (28 February 1919 – 2 January 2021)

    The chap they didn't listen to when he said it was a bridge too far and look out for the SS Panzers. :eyes


    Broke his...
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    Sticky: WSES.

    WSES.
  46. 99.9% of the vote. The other 0.1% were in the...

    99.9% of the vote.

    The other 0.1% were in the gulag.
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    Sticky: Very probably. Being awakened at 06:57 by some...

    Very probably. Being awakened at 06:57 by some scamming **** on the phone didn't exactly help.

    The days of Diver etc. are long gone.

    At least Diver was inneresting.
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    Sticky: Yes. There was a in the kitchen but I...

    Yes. There was a <ping> in the kitchen but I couldn't find out whence it came.

    The next day I found the pyrex(tm) jug in the kitchen cupboard had cracked into 3 pieces.

    Plus there's all sorts...
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    Sticky: STFU Brillo. Stop polluting every fecking...

    STFU Brillo.

    Stop polluting every fecking thread with your nonsense.

    Are you off your pills again?
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    And they've got all the guns which explains the...

    And they've got all the guns which explains the noise!

    Lots of "From my cold dead hand" involved. :smokin
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