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    Sticky: Sunny now, very Simpsonsesque. Warm enough to...

    Sunny now, very Simpsonsesque.

    Warm enough to break into a sweat whilst doing a bit of gardening.

    The Old Farts lunchtime coffee meeting went quite well.

    3 of us went at the end of May,...
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    Sticky: Having been completely and utterly deskilled by...

    Having been completely and utterly deskilled by Ye Sloughe of Desponde, I retired.

    HTH.:smokin
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    Sticky: I unwrapped it & watered it. That should kill...

    I unwrapped it & watered it.

    That should kill it.:smokin

    Now in with the hoi polloi.:smokin

    Upstairs today since there are fewer people in here and none of the pcs are prebooked.
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    Sticky: Morning. Grey. (There's a shock). Raining....

    Morning.

    Grey. (There's a shock).

    Raining. (Well quelle surprise).

    Coolish.

    Bonfire seems to have got through the great pile of crap quite successfully, aside from the bits that fell off...
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    Sticky: Still raining here so I lit a nice bonfire,...

    Still raining here so I lit a nice bonfire, working on the principle that since it's dark no one can see me doing it.

    The meal was nice enough if you like tapas.

    Got a retirement present of a...
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    Sticky: Good idea! :D I wonder if I should inform...

    Good idea!

    :D

    I wonder if I should inform the idle pair that I've booked a collection of their unwanted crap on July 1st.

    In particular, the stuff is too big & heavy for me to move on my...
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    Sticky: It rained half heartedly all afternoon. I...

    It rained half heartedly all afternoon.

    I ignored it and shifted a couple of tons of what looked like it might have been building sand many years ago.

    Now there's a large tump of...
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    Sticky: Bulk collection organised. Naturally enough,...

    Bulk collection organised.

    Naturally enough, the crap is next door, as might well be expected.:eyes

    Dunno where the brave little soldier is, presumably in "work".:eyes

    His Mrs has the day...
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    I had low blood pressure until I didn't any more....

    I had low blood pressure until I didn't any more. :ind
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    Sticky: Morning. Grey. Dry. :ind I may get...

    Morning.

    Grey.

    Dry.

    :ind

    I may get the strimmer out later to do some much needed strimming.
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    Sticky: PBS is now showing a series of interviews of old...

    PBS is now showing a series of interviews of old soldiers from WWI, interviewed for the 1960s BBC programme "The Great War".

    The Great War (TV Series 1964) - IMDb
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    Sticky: Mercury 7 now. The Vomit Comet. Mercury...

    Mercury 7 now.



    The Vomit Comet.

    Mercury One. :rollin:

    Now Ham the chimp.:smokin
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    Sticky: And that's it done & dusted, the commentary...

    And that's it done & dusted, the commentary watched & all the stuff on the 2nd dvd of the collector's edition.

    Feck me it took a while.:eek:

    But then, without Jeremy Kyle what are we retired...
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    Sticky: Well I have, the dvd is carefully filed in a pile...

    Well I have, the dvd is carefully filed in a pile upstairs amongst the myriad of dvds I've watched, which is not quite as extensive as the myriad of dvds that I haven't watched.

    Still watching the...
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    Sticky: Had one of those last week. :eyes

    Had one of those last week. :eyes
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    Sticky: Nah, an automated message from the gas board...

    Nah, an automated message from the gas board wanting a meter reading.:smokin
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    Shouldn't this crap be moved to the appropriate...

    Shouldn't this crap be moved to the appropriate forum to stop it polluting our minds, Specifically In General?

    Come on mods, do the needful.
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    Sticky: Gosh. A phone call that wasn't from some...

    Gosh.

    A phone call that wasn't from some scumbag attempting to rob me.

    Whatever next?
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    Sticky: IIRC that Zeity chap did a review of that. He...

    IIRC that Zeity chap did a review of that.

    He seemed quite impressed with it.

    Ray Milland came from around here, boyo.

    There's tidy then.

    Morning.
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    Sticky: Now that's what I call an epic. IIRC, half a...

    Now that's what I call an epic.

    IIRC, half a century ago I found it quite slow when watched in the cinema, in contrast with the Dollar films.

    It's still slow now but I find it much easier to...
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    Sticky: No doubt. Though the sheer strain of actually...

    No doubt.

    Though the sheer strain of actually doing anything whatsofeckingever seems too much for that pair if the state of the house & garden is anything to go by.

    I've been doing the maths on...
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    Oh, the relief. I thought for a moment that...

    Oh, the relief.

    I thought for a moment that Jack Bauer was on the case.


    Phew.
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    Sticky: It's been pissing down here for most of the...

    It's been pissing down here for most of the afternoon.

    :eyes

    Today's book is "Lost Honour, Betrayed Loyalty: The memoir of a Waffen-SS soldier on the eastern front" by Herbert Maeger, who, it...
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    Sticky: It amazes me that more of them don't get run over...

    It amazes me that more of them don't get run over in the street, so addicted are they to gazing gormlessly at some screen or other.

    In other other news, the 2nd 0.525 pints of Glengettie tea have...
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    Sticky: Was hammering down. Then sunny. Now grey. ...

    Was hammering down.

    Then sunny.

    Now grey.

    Windy.

    The roast beef was ok.
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    Sticky: The beef it is aroasting. Turned out to be...

    The beef it is aroasting.

    Turned out to be some I bought from Morrisons (reduced) rather than the other half of the piece I bought a fortnight ago from the butcher.

    The vac has been pushed...
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    Sticky: Ah before the Terminator transmogrified into the...

    Ah before the Terminator transmogrified into the Governator.

    I remember it well.

    Not sure if I've seen Nikita or the remake. I've certainly seen something in that genre with subtitles and such...
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    Sticky: This evening's first feature is "The Stranger...

    This evening's first feature is "The Stranger (2010)" with Steve Austin, Erica Cerra, and Adam Beach:


    The Stranger (Video 2010) - IMDb

    It's mildly entertaining in a mildly senselessly violent...
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    Sticky: Stone me, you must be his number one fan. :eyes ...

    Stone me, you must be his number one fan. :eyes

    Have I mentioned that lunch was a Ginsters Cornish Pasty (reduced) with Heinz baked beans on Morrisons Pumpkin seeded bread (reduced).

    Tea/dinner...
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    At my age I can dimly remember who the feck I am...

    At my age I can dimly remember who the feck I am most of the time.

    Now what did I come in here for?
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    Sticky: In fact, as long as that. Much moving of tin...

    In fact, as long as that.

    Much moving of tin sheets and accumulated weeds and such like, plus some kindling that I'd obviously put there many years ago and completely forgotten about.

    There's a...
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    Sticky: Sunny here. Everything out of the TD. ...

    Sunny here.

    Everything out of the TD.

    Roller towel still on the line since it doesn't much mater how harsh that gets, not that it gets harsh anyway.

    I'm about to go down the garden to see if...
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    Oh, the old Military Industrial Complex so beloved of that nice Mr Eisenhower.

    Bit old hat these days now the PTB have taken over.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY
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    What? Even the ones from random :aliens and...

    What?

    Even the ones from random :aliens and Daleks?

    It's not as if someone from Skaro is going to get upset about GDPR now is it?

    Though on 2nd thoughts, they are quite keen on the old...
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    Sticky: :smokin I bought a Steve Austin epic this...

    :smokin

    I bought a Steve Austin epic this morning.

    It's probably more in line with my current needs. :smokin

    Meanwhile the shirts have been done, the denim pass is in the TD, and the cottons...
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    Sticky: I've never watched it too, though a copy resides...

    I've never watched it too, though a copy resides somewhere in one of the enormous piles of unwatched epics.

    Spent much of the evening reading more of that ridiculous Nazi Weapons book.

    The...
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    Sticky: Ye Sloughe of Desponde is featured on the BBC...

    Ye Sloughe of Desponde is featured on the BBC Wales News.

    Oh Dear (tm).

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David faces 'financial uncertainties' - BBC News

    Well there's a thing then. :smokin
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    Sticky: There's worse ways to go. In with the hoi...

    There's worse ways to go.

    In with the hoi polloi at the 2nd attempt, at the first attempt the room was full.

    Probly doleys busily doing their application quota for the week. :smokin
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    Sticky: Morning. Slightly lighter grey than...

    Morning.

    Slightly lighter grey than yesterday's grey.

    Sunless.

    Damp.

    Dank.
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    Apparently said remark is to be edited out of the...

    Apparently said remark is to be edited out of the programme whereas said remark seems to appear on random news programmes on R4.

    It was on the midnight news today.

    Surely drowning in a butt of...
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    Sticky: Having watched the thing on 5, it was onwards to...

    Having watched the thing on 5, it was onwards to "The Good Place" on E4.

    Which was amusing enough.

    During the advert breaks I finished reading "The Abolition of Britain" and moved on to...
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    You'll never take me alive, copper. On top of...

    You'll never take me alive, copper.

    On top of the world, Ma, on top of the world.

    :smokin


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjzKiEs_pHI
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    Sticky: Currently watching 5's answer to John Peel & Mr...

    Currently watching 5's answer to John Peel & Mr Trebus.

    Feck me there's some dodgy take aways.
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    Sticky: It was edible if a little uninspiring. The...

    It was edible if a little uninspiring.

    The ibuprofen chaser went down well. :eyes

    I see the plod are investigating a comment from Jo Brand on the R4 channel on the wireless.

    Apparently they...
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    Sticky: Well there's a thing. The loft ladder From...

    Well there's a thing.

    The loft ladder From Next Door has disappeared, presumably with one or other set of builders.

    My dad bought it over half a century ago & it's done sterling work ever...
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    Sticky: The sun is just about visible. First time...

    The sun is just about visible.

    First time today.

    Tea/dinnner when the time arrives shall be, all being well, like, chili con carne using a recipe off the interweb thing.

    I left out all the...
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    Sticky: It's stopped here too. I'll have to get the...

    It's stopped here too.

    I'll have to get the ladder out of the Salting house shortly & venture up into the loft.

    Oh deep and abiding joy.

    Not.

    It'll be full of spiders.
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    Sticky: Lunchtime. The Morrisons pork pie (reduced)...

    Lunchtime.

    The Morrisons pork pie (reduced) this lunch time wasn't an individual one, so I had to cut a nice slice out of it.

    Along with Heinz baked beans on Morrisons seeded bread (reduced)....
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    Sticky: WNFS.:smokin Damply in with the hoi polloi.

    WNFS.:smokin

    Damply in with the hoi polloi.
  50. IIRC there's a sentence in "Earth Abides" to the...

    IIRC there's a sentence in "Earth Abides" to the effect that civilisation didn't end with a bang but with a whimper.

    I didn't.

    It's a 1925 poem by T. S. Eliot "The Hollow Men":

    The Hollow...
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