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    Sticky: Tea: more of yesterday's meh beef. It...

    Tea: more of yesterday's meh beef.

    It remained pretty meh.

    0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: "Nighmare at noon (1988)" with that George Kennedy, Bo Hopkins, Wing Hauser...
  2. "John" was on this prog yesterday: BBC Radio 4...

    "John" was on this prog yesterday:

    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, Taxing Situations

    Transcript:

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/fileon4/PAJ0561PG17_taxing_situations.pdf
  3. Yeah, right. :eyes BBC - Tenth anniversary of...

    Yeah, right. :eyes

    BBC - Tenth anniversary of hijacked Afghan plane at Stansted.
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    :eek: At The Last Trump! :eek: In the...

    :eek: At The Last Trump! :eek:

    In the twinkling of an :eyes
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    Sticky: More potholes filled on the back lane. Running...

    More potholes filled on the back lane.

    Running out of stuff to fill them now.

    Scaffolders put up about half the required including the tower around the chimney, then it rained & they buggered...
  6. Gosh. PMOS. Bootstrap capacitors. Half a...

    Gosh.

    PMOS.

    Bootstrap capacitors.

    Half a flipping century ago.

    :D
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    Sticky: There's a fat blonde clown on the wireless lying...

    There's a fat blonde clown on the wireless lying at us at the moment.

    The wireless is in danger.:smokin

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambed egg on Morrisons sunflower & pumpkinseed toast (thick...
  8. The ERG Government, bringing World Class...

    The ERG Government, bringing World Class Corruption to the UK.
  9. No tulip sherlock. :eyes Sort of along the...

    No tulip sherlock. :eyes

    Sort of along the lines of "if it seems too good to be true it probably is".

    Only little people pay taxes.
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    Sticky: Reality is an illusion. Trust me on that, I'm...

    Reality is an illusion.

    Trust me on that, I'm a doctor.
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    Sticky: Has Sam said "mother****er" yet? Just askin'...

    Has Sam said "mother****er" yet?

    Just askin' like. :eyes


    :wave: Morning :wave:

    Dry (as in not currently raining).

    Damp.
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    Sticky: As far as I know, that student who was last seen...

    As far as I know, that student who was last seen next to the river/marina in Swansea has never been found.

    He's either been abducted by aliens or, more likely, washed out to sea & feeding the...
  13. Good for him. The irritating drongoes in...

    Good for him.

    The irritating drongoes in Cardiff won't take any notice.
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    FOaTw.

    FOaTw.
  15. Doom thread: FOaTw.

    Doom thread: FOaTw.
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    Sticky: I noticed it earlier when out locking up the...

    I noticed it earlier when out locking up the salting house.

    In other news, the Foot to which The Toe is attached is slightly swollen but at least The Toe is a more reasonable colour now.
    ...
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    Yup. It's being so cheerful that keeps me going....

    Yup. It's being so cheerful that keeps me going.

    This epic was purchased in January 2013, so it's been laid down for a while to mature nicely.

    Alternatively I could have chosen "The Road of...
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    That's Uri Geller done & dusted with all the...

    That's Uri Geller done & dusted with all the spoons in the cutlery draw now useless.

    Next up: "Surrender:how British industry gave up the ghost 1952 - 2012" by Nicholas Comfort, being the sad tale...
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    Sticky: In the reading of my book, I was reminded of this...

    In the reading of my book, I was reminded of this remarkable machine:

    Scammell Scarab - Wikipedia

    The chap next door but one worked on the railway and I recall one of these delivering...
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    Sticky: ^^^ Om. Lunch: roast beef, the usual meh, yog,...

    ^^^ Om.

    Lunch: roast beef, the usual meh, yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Dishes done.

    The hammering returned, both that next door & that from the heavens.

    The rain had lumps in.
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    Sticky: Was hammering down 10 minutes ago, now the sun's...

    Was hammering down 10 minutes ago, now the sun's out again.
  22. The place has gone downhill fast since all the...

    The place has gone downhill fast since all the aliens left. :smokin
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    Sticky: :wave: Sunday morning shop done, Tesco and...

    :wave:

    Sunday morning shop done, Tesco and Morrisons visited.

    Shopping brought in through the deluge.

    Shopping duly washed and wiped down and put away.

    Beef roasting in the oven.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Inneresting night:...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Inneresting night: gales, torrential rain, crack of doom at about 05:00ish (can't tell exactly since the clock reset itself)

    Wet.

    Raining.

    Sunless (though there...
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    Sticky: Mine does that quite regularly. It's when it...

    Mine does that quite regularly.

    It's when it meets in the middle that you've got problems.

    It's Very Quiet out there, so not much splashing of water from the gutters this evening.
    ...
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    Sticky: Entertainment: "Between Heaven and Hell (1956)"...

    Entertainment: "Between Heaven and Hell (1956)" with that Robert Wagner and Broderick Crawford.

    WWII Pacific Island epic, rather less of a recruiting film than "To the shores of Tripoli (1942)".
    ...
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    Sticky: Tea: spag bol with proper Welsh cheddar grated on...

    Tea: spag bol with proper Welsh cheddar grated on top as is only right & proper, stewed pears sans custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    This time tomorrow it'll be dark. :ohwell.

    The Uri...
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    Thanks for the offer but I'm a dead trees kind of...

    Thanks for the offer but I'm a dead trees kind of :oldgit:

    The Uri Geller book is quite an easy read compared with a lot of my fare. :eyes
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    :rollin: Such wit!

    :rollin:

    Such wit!
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    I'd like to read "The Amber Chronicles" again but...

    I'd like to read "The Amber Chronicles" again but they are currently not reachable in any sensible way other than by buying them again.
  31. Gosh. Zeity will be pleased. :D

    Gosh.

    Zeity will be pleased. :D
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    And once again it's taken me ages to figure out...

    And once again it's taken me ages to figure out that the novel whose title I can never remember is "The Year of the Quiet Sun" by Wilson Tucker.
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    The Good Doctor examines the piles of tomes: not...

    The Good Doctor examines the piles of tomes: not a novel in there anywhere.

    Not sure I can remember the last novel I read.

    It might have been an anthology of stories by Vernor Vinge and I'm not...
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    Yes. There's a dozen in the armory behind the...

    Yes.

    There's a dozen in the armory behind the AKs, shotguns, and the Barrett.
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    Finished "Lorenz" by Captain Jerry Robert MBE. ...

    Finished "Lorenz" by Captain Jerry Robert MBE.

    He spent a lot of his later years attempting to get some acknowledgement of the efforts of Tutte, Turing an Flowers.

    Next up: "The secret life of...
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    Sticky: Freecell score: 90%, running average 83%...

    Freecell score: 90%, running average 83% (83.48%).

    Lunch: Heinz lentil <pfffft> soup, Morrisons wholemeal sunflower & spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, red corner yog, 0.91 pints of...
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    Lockdown while the weather was halfway decent in...

    Lockdown while the weather was halfway decent in the spring is one thing, lockdown when the weather is tulipty like it is now is quite another.

    Not forgetting that a fair percentage of Wales has...
  38. Those duckhouses and moats don't maintain...

    Those duckhouses and moats don't maintain themselves you know. :eyes
  39. About to become OneManBanned? Just askin'...

    About to become OneManBanned?

    Just askin' like. :eyes
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Grey. Dark. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dreary.

    Drizzly.
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    Sticky: "Hitman Redemption (2018)" a.k.a. "Asher (2018)"...

    "Hitman Redemption (2018)" a.k.a. "Asher (2018)" with that Ron Perlman chap and Jacqueline Bisset, for whom the years have not been altogether kind, it's a loooong time since "Bullit". :eyes
    ...
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    Sticky: It must be said that Old Stone Face in "To the...

    It must be said that Old Stone Face in "To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)" with John Payne and Maureen O'Hara is a good deal more entertaining than Ms Calman's epic this week.:eyes
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    Sticky: Health food. :eyes Leg hurting as well as foot...

    Health food. :eyes

    Leg hurting as well as foot hurting.

    I'm falling apart, I tells you, falling apart.:oldgit:

    Tea: Tesco breaded chunky haddock, stewed pears (sans custard which explains...
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    Sticky: Lunch: poached tomato (actually it just gets...

    Lunch: poached tomato (actually it just gets nuked & poaches itself like) and scrambled egg (ditto) on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt toast (noncrust), bramble jelly sandwich on same, red...
  45. That was probably "British Wine" old chap,...

    That was probably "British Wine" old chap, somewhat different, along the lines of "British sherry". :eyes
  46. Not to mention JFK who was nearly as physically...

    Not to mention JFK who was nearly as physically fecked as FDR with the added advantage of Doctor Feelgood's potions.

    It's a minor miracle we're still here.
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    Sticky: Yuss. Sometimes the LOL is tooled up. :smokin...

    Yuss.

    Sometimes the LOL is tooled up. :smokin

    You can't be too careful. :smokin

    Smalls in the WM.

    Smalls out of the WM and into the TD.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Damp. Dark. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Damp.

    Dark.

    Dreary.

    Dire.
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    Sticky: Oh good. So as of 18:00 tomorrow for 17 days...

    Oh good.

    So as of 18:00 tomorrow for 17 days no one is allowed to sell anything other than "essential items".

    No books, dvds, clothes, etc.

    Feckwhits.
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    Sticky: Not as good as Pimplepopper or Dr Emma.

    Not as good as Pimplepopper or Dr Emma.
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