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Postby Samoan » 06 Mar 2019, 12:47

There is an Australian Scottish National Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North and Leith.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Mar 2019, 21:29

John Mulaney is VERY funny.
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Postby Still Baron » 08 Mar 2019, 17:54

Some are of the view that Diana Ross made more than one great LP.
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Postby Six String » 26 Apr 2019, 21:13

The Fox And Goose, a British style pub in town I have frequented many times since arrivng here in 1985 is an homage to the Fox And Goose in Hebden Bridge where the co-owner is from.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Apr 2019, 21:24

Six String wrote:The Fox And Goose, a British style pub in town I have frequented many times since arrivng here in 1985 is an homage to the Fox And Goose in Hebden Bridge where the co-owner is from.


:D

The Fox and Goose is ace, the UK one that is. Scene of many a jolly. I’ve been going there since I was about 15 and I’ve been shitted up in there more times than I care to remember. Happy memories!
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Postby Still Baron » 26 Apr 2019, 21:27

Six String wrote:The Fox And Goose, a British style pub in town I have frequented many times since arrivng here in 1985 is an homage to the Fox And Goose in Hebden Bridge where the co-owner is from.


You could do worse.
Unless you need the toilet, of course.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 May 2019, 09:30

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 May 2019, 15:28

That vines are no longer!
But there is a great YouTube library of them.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 03 May 2019, 16:09

I learned about the existence of the King Ranch in Texas after I photographed a 1968 16-year old Glenfiddich which had been bottled exclusively for said ranch.
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Postby Six String » 03 May 2019, 17:23

harvey k-tel wrote:I learned about the existence of the King Ranch in Texas after I photographed a 1968 16-year old Glenfiddich which had been bottled exclusively for said ranch.


Yes, it is legendary (at least in Texas).

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Postby Still Baron » 03 May 2019, 18:02

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harvey k-tel wrote:I learned about the existence of the King Ranch in Texas after I photographed a 1968 16-year old Glenfiddich which had been bottled exclusively for said ranch.


Yes, it is legendary (at least in Texas).


One of my best friends comes from a family that owned a ranch that abuts the King Ranch (and may have once been a part of it). He was living off the natural gas royalties from his tiny piece for a good decade or two. When I was in law school I took oil & gas (law) just in case so I could be his consigliere if he hit it big.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 May 2019, 21:33

John Cleese’s father changed the family name from Cheese!
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Postby Robert » 12 May 2019, 23:00

Minnie the Minx wrote:John Cleese’s father changed the family name from Cheese!



:lol: :lol: :lol:

He could have named John ‘Blue’ instead

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Postby Charlie O. » 13 May 2019, 01:13

Robert wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:John Cleese’s father changed the family name from Cheese!



:lol: :lol: :lol:

He could have named John ‘Blue’ instead

Or “Venezuelan Beaver”.
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Postby Flower » 13 May 2019, 20:25

That there are kosher restaurants in San Antonio.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 14 May 2019, 17:31

When you see a "Glebe Road" or "Glebe View" etc as a road name , it is land that used to be owed by the church to provide income for the clergy of the parish (via tithes etc). This land has gradually been sold off as the proceeds (since 1976) now go the church in general, not the local clergy. As it tends to be situated in areas that have development planning already agreed, the land is generally very coveted and, therefore, expensive.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 15 May 2019, 00:05

Diamond Dog wrote:When you see a "Glebe Road" or "Glebe View" etc as a road name , it is land that used to be owed by the church to provide income for the clergy of the parish (via tithes etc). This land has gradually been sold off as the proceeds (since 1976) now go the church in general, not the local clergy. As it tends to be situated in areas that have development planning already agreed, the land is generally very coveted and, therefore, expensive.


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Postby Hugh » 15 May 2019, 12:53

Diamond Dog wrote:When you see a "Glebe Road" or "Glebe View" etc as a road name , it is land that used to be owed by the church to provide income for the clergy of the parish (via tithes etc). This land has gradually been sold off as the proceeds (since 1976) now go the church in general, not the local clergy. As it tends to be situated in areas that have development planning already agreed, the land is generally very coveted and, therefore, expensive.


I didn’t know this. I had read that is was a Scottish word for a large area of garden/park land. I didn’t think the word existed outside of Scotland.

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Postby Nolamike » 15 May 2019, 20:55

Anthony Quinn studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. During his apprenticeship, he was offered a steady salaried acting gig with one of the Hollywood studios, and asked Wright for advice. When Wright found out how much Quinn would be earning as an actor, he encouraged Quinn to give up architecture for acting.
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Postby Six String » 22 May 2019, 17:04

The tall and gangly sunflower is a cousin of the artichoke.