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Postby Jimbo » 01 Jun 2021, 01:40

Minnie the Minx wrote:Omg. Jimbo. Divorce? Really?


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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 Jun 2021, 13:54

The Finnish national anthem has the exact same melody as the Estonian one!
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Postby Six String » 13 Jun 2021, 16:43

Geothermal pools come in many sizes. I stepped in one about the size of my shoe while walking towards a larger one. Sunk passed my ankle in alkaline muck!
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Postby C » 13 Jun 2021, 19:24

That there is a British 'Monster Truck"'- not this vehicle but similar

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That weighs 5.5 tonnes, has a top speed of 75 mph and an incredible acceleration of 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds - as fast as a Porsche. That is, built with incredible torque.

Now, and this is the amazing part, when the owner was asked about the fuel consumption it was:

30 gallons to the mile!

oooof!


PS - I subsequently found this [another!]
https://www.wired.com/2014/12/raminator ... ter-truck/







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C wrote:Will Barclay James Harvest feature well.....?

If we get as far as a top 100, I'd certainly consider it

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Postby The Prof » 14 Jun 2021, 13:10

Good news for Yomp!

https://www.independent.co.uk/independe ... HUUORiGBL4

Could Tony Blair actually get elected again?

Are we nostalgic for New Labour?
Never were public services so good as under Blair – his return is improbable.....


..... but not now unthinkable,

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Postby C » 15 Jun 2021, 09:31

That the Americans spell enrolment 'enrollment'






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C wrote:Will Barclay James Harvest feature well.....?

If we get as far as a top 100, I'd certainly consider it

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Postby Rorschach » 15 Jun 2021, 12:24

The name of the ancient North African city, 'Carthage', means 'new city'.
So, when the Romans conquered the Spanish city now known as Cartagena, and renamed it as Nova Cartago, they were calling it New, New City.
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Postby C » 16 Jun 2021, 15:03

Rorschach wrote:The name of the ancient North African city, 'Carthage', means 'new city'.
So, when the Romans conquered the Spanish city now known as Cartagena, and renamed it as Nova Cartago, they were calling it New, New City.


They built this city on rock n roll....




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C wrote:Will Barclay James Harvest feature well.....?

If we get as far as a top 100, I'd certainly consider it

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Six String » 18 Jun 2021, 06:12

In Death Valley the high was 124 F. The low will be 93 F! :shock:
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 18 Jun 2021, 07:00

Mike Hugg, of Manfred Mann, wrote the theme tune to Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.
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Postby Rayge » 18 Jun 2021, 11:25

Rorschach wrote:Mike Hugg, of Manfred Mann, wrote the theme tune to Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.

He wrote the music, Ian La Frenais the words.
One of my all-time facourite sitcoms: on a par, for me with the other Clement and La Frenais creation, Porridge.
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Postby Rorschach » 18 Jun 2021, 11:31

Rayge wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Mike Hugg, of Manfred Mann, wrote the theme tune to Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.

He wrote the music, Ian La Frenais the words.
One of my all-time facourite sitcoms: on a par, for me with the other Clement and La Frenais creation, Porridge.


Yes, he wrote the 'tune'.

And there's you saying none of the Manfreds ever went on to do anything that interested you!

Ner ner.

In fact, it was Porridge that doomed Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads. Clement and La Frenais had just done 7 'pilots' for Ronnie Barker and the BBC really liked the one that became Porridge. The writers didn't have time to do both, so the third series of WHTTLL got ditched.
What had been written so far eventually became the feature film.
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Postby Rayge » 18 Jun 2021, 15:23

Rorschach wrote:Yes, he wrote the 'tune'.
And there's you saying none of the Manfreds ever went on to do anything that interested you!

Still stands. Great words, nothing melody :D

[quote="Rorschach"]In fact, it was Porridge that doomed Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads. Clement and La Frenais had just done 7 'pilots' for Ronnie Barker and the BBC really liked the one that became Porridge. The writers didn't have time to do both, so the third series of WHTTLL got ditched.
What had been written so far eventually became the feature film.[quote="Rorschach"]
Yep, I read the wikipedia entry too ;)
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Jun 2021, 13:40

Mike McGear/McCartney whistled the theme tune to TV's The Liver Birds.

(Actually I didn't learn that today, so sue me).
I have put the ignorant, inflammatory bore on ignore.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 21 Jun 2021, 17:43

Minnie the Minx wrote:First - google ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’
When you get your results, click on the licence plate on the left
:)

And then click on your "back" button!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 21 Jun 2021, 17:47

Abel Meeropol (who wrote "Strange Fruit") and his wife Anne (who was the first to sing it publicly) adopted the orphaned sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg when no one in their extended family would take them in. (Interesting article here.)
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Positive Passion » 21 Jun 2021, 20:57

The male half of Marshall Hain went on to join the Flying Lizards.

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Postby Positive Passion » 21 Jun 2021, 21:01

Rorschach wrote:
Rayge wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Mike Hugg, of Manfred Mann, wrote the theme tune to Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.

He wrote the music, Ian La Frenais the words.
One of my all-time facourite sitcoms: on a par, for me with the other Clement and La Frenais creation, Porridge.


Yes, he wrote the 'tune'.

And there's you saying none of the Manfreds ever went on to do anything that interested you!

Ner ner.

In fact, it was Porridge that doomed Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads. Clement and La Frenais had just done 7 'pilots' for Ronnie Barker and the BBC really liked the one that became Porridge. The writers didn't have time to do both, so the third series of WHTTLL got ditched.
What had been written so far eventually became the feature film.


James Bolam adapted episodes of the original series for the radio.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Six String » 21 Jun 2021, 21:03

Diamond Dog wrote:Mike McGear/McCartney whistled the theme tune to TV's The Liver Birds.

(Actually I didn't learn that today, so sue me).


Reported to admin. :twisted:

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 22 Jun 2021, 06:47

Charlie O. wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:First - google ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’
When you get your results, click on the licence plate on the left
:)

And then click on your "back" button!


I still can't work out what the hell's supposed to happen here.
Bugger off.