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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Apr 2018, 20:25

Anyone with even remotely left politics on here has never arrived at a decision unless they've read it in a meme, on Google, on Wiki, or on a video.

Everyone in 'the clique' comes to their conclusions completely of their own accord- indeed they appear to be instant experts on everything without having read a single word on the subject. They just know and everyone else doesn't.
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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 29 Apr 2018, 23:11

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 29 Apr 2018, 23:12

Or



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Postby Charlie O. » 30 Apr 2018, 05:41

Wikipedia wrote:Sue Kerr Hicks (December 12, 1895 – June 17, 1980) was an American jurist who practiced law and served as a circuit court judge in the state of Tennessee. He is best known for his role as a co-instigator and prosecutor in the 1925 trial of John T. Scopes, a Dayton, Tennessee teacher accused of teaching the Theory of Evolution in violation of Tennessee state law. Hicks may have also been the inspiration for the Shel Silverstein song "A Boy Named Sue," which was popularized by country music performer Johnny Cash in 1969.


I had just been reading the entry on John Scopes and it mentioned that the prosecution team on his trial "included brothers Herbert Hicks and Sue K. Hicks" and I went huh?
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 01 May 2018, 14:21

That Amber Rudd was once married to AA Gill.
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 01 May 2018, 14:23

Minnie the Minx wrote:Chitra Ramaswamy is incapable of writing any Guardian article that brings anything other than immense displeasure.


I hadn't heard of her before, so I just looked up her Guardian articles.

'Thanks' :evil:
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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 May 2018, 14:47

There are only 158 postboxes with the Edward VIII 'cypher' in the UK.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 16 May 2018, 23:53

Wondering why I couldn’t read one of GB’s FB posts properly I realised that Coan has blocked me! But NOT my husband! :x
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Minnie the Minx wrote:Wondering why I couldn’t read one of GB’s FB posts properly I realised that Coan has blocked me! But NOT my husband! :x


He unfriended me ages ago, but it’s only fair as I’m even more boring on FB than I am here! :lol:
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 17 May 2018, 12:35

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Postby Dr Markus » 17 May 2018, 12:41

Your body getting used to you lifting weights again is torture.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 20 May 2018, 09:23

Audrey Hepburn's working script for "Breakfast At Tiffany's" sold at auction last September for just under £630,000. Tiffany & Co were the buyers.
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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 21 May 2018, 17:04

Glorious suburbia

A writer looks beyond its soulless reputation to argue that suburbia is where most of us come from; it’s the place we return to every night after work or where our parents still live; and it has spawned great literature

https://unbound.com/boundless/2018/05/2 ... -suburbia/
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Postby Samoan » 28 May 2018, 09:44

There is a UK Parliamentary constituency called Na h-Eileanan an Iar.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 May 2018, 10:17

That back when the original TV contracts were being draw up for the Premier League, the preferred option was for BBC to have Match Of The Day on Saturday evening, ITV to have a Sunday afternoon live package and Sky to have a Monday night live package.

ITV turned that down, demanding exclusivity or nothing. They got nothing.

Another in the list of 'bone headed corporate decisions'.
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Postby Jimbo » 13 Jun 2018, 10:26

I already knew that a large number of WW1 soldiers never fired their weapons out of human decency, that we are not programmed to kill one another. What I learned however was an example of early American brainwashing where the new medium of film suddenly introduced frequently shooting each other without much provocation. Bang bang!
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Postby Deebank » 01 Jul 2018, 14:32

Since earlier this year Dave Balfe is a Labour councillor in Adur - West Sussex.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Jul 2018, 05:49

"No-one ever mentions the Sermon on the Mount".
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Jul 2018, 21:57

I learned I got a $5,000 raise today.

Go, me!
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Postby LeBaron » 06 Jul 2018, 22:09

Go you!

Apart from learning about snarf’s excellent raise, I learned that “bailiwick” describes the jurisdiction of the (olde Englishe) bailiff. I knew the basic meaning of the word but not the origin. Which makes perfect sense, of course.
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