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    Sticky: I only got as far as the square, then gave up. ...

    I only got as far as the square, then gave up.

    Took 25 mins to walk home very slowly.

    Freecell score (afternoon): 95%, running average: 83%.

    Tea: chili con carne and rice, despite festering...
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    Sticky: :wave: In with the hoi polloi :wave: Couldn't...

    :wave: In with the hoi polloi :wave:

    Couldn't stand being housebound any longer. :eyes.

    Came down on the bus using the :oldgit:'s buspass.

    :wave:

    Since rain is forecast for tomorrow maybe...
  3. You are Wilmslow and will end up with a horse's...

    You are Wilmslow and will end up with a horse's head in your bed.
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    Sticky: :wave: Lunch: baked beans on Morrisons...

    :wave:

    Lunch: baked beans on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed and spelt wholemeal toast (:sick), bramble jelly sandwich on same (:sick), beetroot sandwich on same (:sick), 1.05 pints of good...
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    Sticky: :suity: Freecell score: 88%. Running average:...

    :suity:

    Freecell score: 88%. Running average: 83%.
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    Who was that Masked Man? YouTube...

    Who was that Masked Man?

    YouTube

    Silver bullets kill werewolves too!
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: :suity: Dry. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    :suity:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Cold.
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    Sticky: Considerably different from the 1935 version:...

    Considerably different from the 1935 version: much more balanced in the portrayal of Bligh.

    That Liam Neeson, that Neil Morrisey, and that Bernard Hill were in it too, along with a considerable...
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    Sticky: :wave: Tea: the last (thankfully) of Sunday's...

    :wave:

    Tea: the last (thankfully) of Sunday's roast turkey with carrots & onions. It doesn't work so well with chicken or turkey, but WTF, it makes a change & sort of tastes of stuff, since I'm...
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    Sticky: Thanks. I've never pulled a muscle like this one...

    Thanks. I've never pulled a muscle like this one before.

    Though I spasmed all the muscles in my back picking up a target rifle once, which stung a bit too.
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    Sticky: It was great fun, I'd spotted two drinks cans and...

    It was great fun, I'd spotted two drinks cans and a plastic bottle yesterday, took a different path to get at them this morning then Bang! left calf does its thing.

    Bearking in mind that this is...
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    Sticky: That's a septic site. WTF do they know?:eyes ...

    That's a septic site. WTF do they know?:eyes

    In other news:


    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!


    Pulled a muscle in my left calf when nearly at the top of the stagger.
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    Sticky: :wave: In with the hoi polloi :wave: It's...

    :wave: In with the hoi polloi :wave:

    It's quite chilly out there.
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    Sticky: Glad you're ok, I ended up in hospital when a...

    Glad you're ok, I ended up in hospital when a tyre blew out, the car was written off.

    Hope you brought your wellies.

    YouTube

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.
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    Sticky: That's "on Freeview" in a non broadcast sort of...

    That's "on Freeview" in a non broadcast sort of way, I discovered, eventually.

    :rollin:

    TFBSZ.
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    Sticky: "Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)" was amusing enough,...

    "Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)" was amusing enough, almost as amusing as the short documentary about Pitcairn that MGM produced, presumably around 1935 or so.

    It showed the islanders using a spark...
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    Sticky: Oddly this turned out to be "Mutiny on the Bounty...

    Oddly this turned out to be "Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)" with the chap who couldn't give a damn, and the other chap who had a crush on Esmerelda. :eyes

    The Tahiti bit drags a bit.
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    A Russian with snow on his boots.:smokin Who'd...

    A Russian with snow on his boots.:smokin

    Who'd have thunk it?:eyes
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    Sticky: And rather nice it all was, particularly the...

    And rather nice it all was, particularly the kippers which I managed not to cook to death this time.:eyes

    The rather indifferent 6th series of H2G2 is waffling away to itself on the wireless.
    ...
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    Sticky: :wave: Freecell score: 93%, running average:...

    :wave:

    Freecell score: 93%, running average: 83%.

    Blue sky now, but it's been raining, hailing, and squalling, with intermittent sunshine just to confuse.

    Tea: M&S battered chunky haddock,...
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    Another child actor who earned millions that he...

    Another child actor who earned millions that he never saw:

    Jackie Coogan - Wikipedia

    (The Original & Best Uncle Fester).
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    The good old days, single circuit brakes for that...

    The good old days, single circuit brakes for that feeling of infinite doom on Mumbles road when the brakes failed, a shepherd's crook handbrake under the dash that might have slowed you down a bit...
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    Sticky: Currently dry, whiter side of grey, sunless. ...

    Currently dry, whiter side of grey, sunless.

    Lunch: beans on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, bramble jelly sandwich, 1.05 pints of good Glengettie tea, with skimmed milk and no sugar....
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    Why? I can't tolerate full fat any more after...

    Why?

    I can't tolerate full fat any more after decades of skimmed.

    I wish I could get Glengettie leaf tea locally rather than the teabags.
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    Sticky: It held off until I was coming back down the hill...

    It held off until I was coming back down the hill during my walk cum litter picking exercise.

    Then it hailed with a vengeance.

    Now listening to TW@O.

    Sounds like this corona has reached...
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    Sticky: :wave: In with the hoi polloi. :wave: Rained...

    :wave: In with the hoi polloi. :wave:

    Rained all the way down, now the sun's out :glasses, to be replaced with more rain when I walk out of the door in 5 minutes or so. :eyes
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    Sticky: Nope. Murrain of beasts is absent today, which...

    Nope.

    Murrain of beasts is absent today, which is unusual in these here parts. :eyes

    The results of yesterday's murrain of beasts are evident in the state of the river this morning.

    I wonder...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry (as in no...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry (as in no current precipitation).

    Strangely calm (as in the apple tree isn't waving furiously).

    Lighter side of dark (as in the sky is white rather than grey)....
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    Doesn't matter what it is if you can't hit what...

    Doesn't matter what it is if you can't hit what you're shooting at. :eyes
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    Sticky: FTFY. I remember you remarking on that too.

    FTFY.

    I remember you remarking on that too.
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    Sticky: And so the first featue proved to be, Mr...

    And so the first featue proved to be, Mr Bronson's firearm of choice being a stainless S&W Model 66 snubbie in .357 Mag.

    This one was rather more inventive in the ways of offing the opposition...
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    Sticky: :wave: Walk walked rather later than usual during...

    :wave: Walk walked rather later than usual during the dying of the light of late afternoon.

    Dry for most of it, at least from the heavens, the field drain half way up the hill was overflowing onto...
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    "The Second Sleep" by Robert Harris, being an...

    "The Second Sleep" by Robert Harris, being an alternate future epic along the lines of the first part of "A Canticle for Liebowitz" by Walter Miller.

    Pretty good though the ending is a bit...
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    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/ibm-manuals-03-760.jpg

    Half inch mag tape on a 10" reel.

    That brings back memories of the 3M QA dept.

    Not to mention the punched cards.

    "Do you...
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    Sticky: :wave: Lunch: scrambled egg & poached tomato...

    :wave:

    Lunch: scrambled egg & poached tomato on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast (crust), 1.05 pints of good Glengettie tea, bramble jelly sarnie, beetroot sandwich.

    All very nice...
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    Sticky: Yesterday's attempt at lentil soup...

    Yesterday's attempt at lentil <pfffft> soup nearly blew my head off last night and my arse off this morning. :eek
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    I can't :oldgit: :confused: :freaky: Now what...

    I can't :oldgit: :confused: :freaky:

    Now what did I come in here for?
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    I can't remember how many times I've posted that....

    I can't remember how many times I've posted that. :rollin:

    Run for the hills if you spot a chap who looks like Brian Blessed. :eyes
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    Oh, feck, I suppose Bruce Willis will be time...

    Oh, feck, I suppose Bruce Willis will be time travelling again then.
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    Wot? Like Doctor Who?

    Wot? Like Doctor Who?
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    Sticky: I waited until the murrain of beasts had subsided...

    I waited until the murrain of beasts had subsided to horizontal drizzle before venturing out this morning.

    Thusly it's afternoon now.:eyes
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    Farnell don't sell Z80s any more :( but RS still...

    Farnell don't sell Z80s any more :( but RS still carry them.
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    Dear deity, I just had a flashback to the days of...

    Dear deity, I just had a flashback to the days of starched collars. :eek:

    I need my safe space.

    Not to mention ironed tea towels. :eyes

    And spitting on the smoothing iron to see if it was...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dark. Dreary. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dark.

    Dreary.

    Windy.

    Pissing down with added in murrain of beasts for good measure.
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    What is this "ironing" of which you speak?

    What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
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    Never realised it's a documentary. :eyes ...

    Never realised it's a documentary. :eyes

    YouTube
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    Sticky: Nice Ford Zodiac Mk IV though.

    Nice Ford Zodiac Mk IV though.

    <hiatus between advert breaks>

    Gosh, this is getting operatic.

    <further hiatus between adverts>

    Gotterdamerung!
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    Dunno what to say about tonight's epic. :ind ...

    Dunno what to say about tonight's epic. :ind

    Chibnall is showrunner for the next series, which is something to look forward to. :eyes
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    Sticky: Been there, done that, it never ends well. :eyes...

    Been there, done that, it never ends well. :eyes

    What the feck has happened to "Walking Britain's Lost Railways" on 5?

    It's in the TV Times but it ain't on. :tantrum:

    <hiatus between advert...
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    Sticky: Tea: lentil soup with added black pepper...

    Tea: lentil <pfffft> soup with added black pepper and hot chili sauce in an illadvised effort to give some taste.

    It certainly was zingy, but as tasteless as ever. :eyes.

    The rest of...
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