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Forum: Rantidote 23 October 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 87,902
Posted By Richard W
That's what I was thinking. The freezer has to...

That's what I was thinking. The freezer has to cool down the water saturating the towel before it starts to cool down the wine. You're not trying to "conduct cold" through to the wine, you're trying...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 October 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,365
Posted By Richard W
Ah, I got that the wrong way round. I knew one of...

Ah, I got that the wrong way round. I knew one of those two had died but forgot which... (Assuming I have the "elite fraternity" right, that is!)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 October 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,365
Posted By Richard W
1. Gah, I've been there but don't know. I'm going...

1. Gah, I've been there but don't know. I'm going to guess Minneapolis. The "original" in the question may turn out to be controversial depending on the answer... (eta) D'oh! Pretty sure dfresh is...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 22 October 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Richard W
I was sure I remembered a previous thread about...

I was sure I remembered a previous thread about it too - here it is, posted by TallGeekyGirl from the same article:

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=96287

I was the only person who...
Forum: Entertainment 22 October 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Richard W
Paul Is Dead (short film)

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/10/12/paul-is-dead/

It's sort of a cross between a Billy Shears "origin story" for the Paul Is Dead (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/paul-is-dead/) myth...
Forum: SLC 21 October 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 86,130
Posted By Richard W
I saw a deflated yellow whoopee-cushion on the...

I saw a deflated yellow whoopee-cushion on the pavement. I didn't know children even still had whoopee-cushions. Maybe it was dropped by an old person.

Also yesterday evening I saw a lot of what...
Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Richard W
Reminds me of this song... I'm on a boat...

Reminds me of this song... I'm on a boat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU) (NFBSK lyrics!)

(eta) Which in turn reminds me of the US / UK difference in the pronunciation of "buoy" - you...
Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Richard W
For me (as a southerner) I would pronounce "put"...

For me (as a southerner) I would pronounce "put" to rhyme with "foot" and "putt" to rhyme with "strut" but they're different; I don't know how to describe the difference though. It's less the length...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 October 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Richard W
Or police-work, presumably... (eta) ...

Or police-work, presumably...

(eta)



Well, I suppose that there is some sort of thought-process behind it at least. (I didn't want to use the words "logic" or "reasoning" even in inverted...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 October 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By Richard W
Yes, that's the first thing I thought after...

Yes, that's the first thing I thought after watching the longer video - if Sotheby's pull up a bit of their security camera footage it's going to be quite easy for them to work out who was filming! I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 October 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By Richard W
Apparently the painting was supposed to be...

Apparently the painting was supposed to be shredded completely - I'd wondered about that. Some longer videos of the event and rehearsals:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45900314
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,791
Posted By Richard W
That's why you have to keep your thumb tucked in...

That's why you have to keep your thumb tucked in and put the grass across the palm of your hand when you're feeding them, so that they don't eat your thumb!
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 103,837
Posted By Richard W
Are you calling yourself an "upscale, trendy new...

Are you calling yourself an "upscale, trendy new place", Blatherskite, or did I misunderstand that part of your post?

(eta - Looking for a job at the moment, I understand the "deteriorating in...
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,285
Posted By Richard W
Depending on the size of the pizza, I'd probably...

Depending on the size of the pizza, I'd probably go for half the amount of pizza and twice the amount of beer myself...!
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 103,837
Posted By Richard W
You jest but it did snow quite heavily both...

You jest but it did snow quite heavily both winters I worked in that office...! Although "quite heavily" round here means about six inches to a foot at most, so even the drifts weren't very deep.
...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 103,837
Posted By Richard W
One thing about the spot on the hilltop that I...

One thing about the spot on the hilltop that I was talking about is that you're out in the open, but I don't think you can see any direct lights at all from that point (streetlamps, lights on...
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,285
Posted By Richard W
They did that at one of my workplaces, too,...

They did that at one of my workplaces, too, except the other way round - the phone calls to the manager's office came first, and then (once everybody who was being made redundant had had their call)...
Forum: Social Studies 17 October 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By Richard W
You've summed up the attraction perfectly,...

You've summed up the attraction perfectly, Esprise Me! I'm off to sell all my possessions now. If I sold all my assets I like to think I might have enough capital to live like that, eating takeaways...
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,285
Posted By Richard W
I think they might have tried to get away with...

I think they might have tried to get away with that excuse at the time! There was enough grumbling that whenever they did this in the future, they made sure that there was always more than enough,...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 103,837
Posted By Richard W
Me too. When I went for a walk in the woods on...

Me too. When I went for a walk in the woods on Friday night (and thought I'd lost my glasses the next day) I walked up to the top of a hill near mine to lie on the grass for a bit. It was overcast,...
Forum: Rantidote 16 October 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,285
Posted By Richard W
Ha, one time my workplace organised a site...

Ha, one time my workplace organised a site meeting which was advertised as having "beer and pizza", and they ordered about three pizzas, and the beer was the four cans or so left in the fridge from a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 October 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,365
Posted By Richard W
1. I can (sort of) remember a few lines from it,...

1. I can (sort of) remember a few lines from it, but I don't know if I ever knew the title... actually I had the vague idea that it was some sort of parody from Mad magazine, so am surprised to find...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 29,969
Posted By Richard W
Actually I was wrong about this - the Cabinet in...

Actually I was wrong about this - the Cabinet in the UK is considered part of the executive as well (i.e. part of the Government rather than Parliament). Wikipedia says...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 103,837
Posted By Richard W
Similar chaps had a brief moment in the spotlight...

Similar chaps had a brief moment in the spotlight here a few years ago when the current lot of "politicians" (especially Cameron, Johnson and Osborne - most of whom aren't really current any more,...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 29,969
Posted By Richard W
It might be because you have an actual president,...

It might be because you have an actual president, so your cabinet are advisers to the Head of State, whereas in the UK they're advisers to the Head of Government. (Our Head of State is the Queen). So...
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