Post something you've learnt today

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Postby Six String » 31 Dec 2020, 20:46

Minnie the Minx wrote:Someone was just telling me about the astronaut love triangle during which one astronaut put on a diaper and drove the length of the country to kill her love rival, shitting in her pants the way!


I remember that story. It was a little surreal. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to get somewhere so fast I would wear a diaper to reduce stoppage.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Jan 2021, 15:47

I was listening to a Radio 4 show today about the year 1981, and they were talking about Smash Hits "biro buddies" and how teenagers would leave their full postal addresses in their messages asking for other 'young boys and girls" to get in touch with them. "Pretty 14 year old, likes ska, wants to meet young boy! Here's my address!" :D

I don't remember the address thing at ALL.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Jan 2021, 16:45

They did, though! I ended up writing to a missionary's son in Brazil through that letter page. We corresponded for a good couple of years.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Jan 2021, 16:57

Belle Lettre wrote:They did, though! I ended up writing to a missionary's son in Brazil through that letter page. We corresponded for a good couple of years.


:P

What did you write about?
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Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Jan 2021, 17:00

Music, not liking Mods :D , what Brazil.was like, our schools, I sent him badges..it petered out in the end after the inevitable veering toward the salacious on both sides.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Jan 2021, 17:24

Fantastic! I hope you kept them.
Also on the show was a piece about the New Cross house fire. Do you remember that? I don’t remember that at all.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 02 Jan 2021, 17:32

Afraid not.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Jan 2021, 17:41

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Cross_house_fire

I didn’t know it played such a pivotal role in race relations politics.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Jan 2021, 20:43

In ‘ye olden days’ wealthy families could (and did) arrange for midgets (ye olden terminology) to be delivered to their house in a box for their entertainment, with the same ease we order a curry now!
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Postby Jimbly » 03 Jan 2021, 23:00

Minnie the Minx wrote:In ‘ye olden days’ wealthy families could (and did) arrange for midgets (ye olden terminology) to be delivered to their house in a box for their entertainment, with the same ease we order a curry now!


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 04 Jan 2021, 00:41

:D

I don't know if they had the phone in those days, but if the delivery was late I wonder if the company called the customer and said it would be there shortly.
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Postby souphound » 04 Jan 2021, 03:08

I think those are just tall tales.
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Postby Flower » 09 Jan 2021, 13:20

No Pants Subway Ride canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/01/07 ... 610043898/


Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The organizers of the No Pants Subway Ride, an annual January event held on public transport in more than a dozen cities worldwide, announced the 2021 event has been canceled.

Improv Everywhere, the performance art group that has organized the No Pants Subway Ride since the first event was held in 2002 in New York City, said this year's sans-pants public transit trek has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Jan 2021, 20:04

Once you’ve invited a fly into your house, it’s terribly difficult to get it to leave and you will just have to tolerate the buzzing. At least I think that’s what this haiku says!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Jan 2021, 22:44

Some Japanese railroads in the mountains are delayed due to an infestation of millipedes on the line. They only come out every 8 years and their bodies are so oily they can cause trains to derail.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Jan 2021, 12:43

Killing Joke are making and selling pies!!
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