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Forum: SLC 21 August 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,669
Posted By Richard W
Better than "All-American Setting Fire to Things...

Better than "All-American Setting Fire to Things Club"...

"Arsonists Anonymous"? You only have a problem when setting fire to things starts to cause you problems, that's what I say.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 August 2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 159,407
Posted By Richard W
Hooray, I got number 7 right - they were a bunch...

Hooray, I got number 7 right - they were a bunch of Counts! (I was going to come back and say I'd got more sure of it as I thought about it, but nobody else mentioned it so I didn't).

There are...
Forum: SLC 21 August 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Richard W
Yes, it's been common for years here too. When I...

Yes, it's been common for years here too. When I was a child we always counted the kestrels hovering by the motorway on long drives.

(As well as the clear space, supposedly the rumble of the...
Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 16,361
Posted By Richard W
I'm visiting my parents again, where one tends to...

I'm visiting my parents again, where one tends to see more interesting older cars. On our way home today we saw a car in front of us in the village that I couldn't identify; we wondered briefly...
Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,157
Posted By Richard W
How can it be possible to come in, take your...

How can it be possible to come in, take your glasses off and put them down somewhere, do something else for a moment, and lose your glasses so thoroughly that I've now been looking for them for at...
Forum: SLC 18 August 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,310
Posted By Richard W
Definitely didn't beat your wife's time - I only...

Definitely didn't beat your wife's time - I only just finished it! Three and a half weeks, I suppose.

To start with I was storming ahead but when I got to the blue bits, never mind the plain white...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Richard W
The good thing is that you don't actually need to...

The good thing is that you don't actually need to buy any of them. Just take Trump to an empty airfield and tell him there are a hundred new planes there.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 14 August 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 159,407
Posted By Richard W
I like last week's number 7. I feel like I almost...

I like last week's number 7. I feel like I almost got it, as usual, and definitely should have done... I've even been up the Danube on a hydrofoil and visited three of the capitals it goes through...
Forum: Book Corner 14 August 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Richard W
Some interesting looking things... I've heard of...

Some interesting looking things... I've heard of a few of them but hardly read any. (Philip K Dick obviously; I've got a couple of Conan novels that are co-written by L Sprague de Camp and Lin...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 16,361
Posted By Richard W
There aren't many BMWs apart from the i series...

There aren't many BMWs apart from the i series that even register with me (too busy avoiding annoying Lamborghinis round here...). I did see one the other day that looked unusual but it turned out to...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,157
Posted By Richard W
Ha, I got a robotic recorded message as a phone...

Ha, I got a robotic recorded message as a phone call yesterday (rare in itself here, as I think they're illegal) saying something like "Your account will be charged 200 on behalf of (some security...
Forum: Rantidote 11 August 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 284,122
Posted By Richard W
If you chop up onions and put them in a pan with...

If you chop up onions and put them in a pan with oil, they won't start cooking unless you actually turn on the hob under them.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 135,870
Posted By Richard W
It doesn't appear to, and I'm not sure how they'd...

It doesn't appear to, and I'm not sure how they'd do it given that the areas of colour are too small to use patterns instead, and it uses some fairly subtle colour cues in the background and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 135,870
Posted By Richard W
I have mild red-green colourblindness, and it...

I have mild red-green colourblindness, and it wasn't a serious hindrance but it was annoying at times. (You never have to distinguish between red and green directly, I don't think. (eta) Actually...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 August 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 135,870
Posted By Richard W
I just finished The Witness, which is really good...

I just finished The Witness, which is really good - one of the best puzzle games I've played, I think. On the other hand, the ending is very annoying, especially if you're a completist. (You get a...
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Richard W
I agree with ASL, but the Romans didn't...

I agree with ASL, but the Romans didn't necessarily put roads where it was easy - they deliberately built very straight roads, ignoring the topography; they're just a straight line from A to B....
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Richard W
Well, everybody's gone now and nobody came...

Well, everybody's gone now and nobody came knocking on doors for witnesses, so I guess they got all the information they needed. I'll look out for a news item about it, but it seems unlikely - I...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Richard W
... Update on the sinkhole; a crew came to fill...

... Update on the sinkhole; a crew came to fill it in today; a few minutes ago I saw them packing up from my kitchen window and putting the barriers in a van. The van started to drive off and there...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Richard W
The road outside my bedroom window is closed...

The road outside my bedroom window is closed because a sink-hole has opened up. It's only small (about a foot across) but quite deep - two or three feet, by the looks of things.

It's in a strip of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 August 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,153
Posted By Richard W
For me Michael Caine would be Carter in "Get...

For me Michael Caine would be Carter in "Get Carter" (or possibly his character in "The Italian Job") but I bet obituaries would mention Jaws: The Revenge first.



In the context of this thread,...
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 78,424
Posted By Richard W
Like you get rabies from rabbits, and gingivitis...

Like you get rabies from rabbits, and gingivitis from eating ginger, and shingles from walking on the beach, and crabs from crabs, and cowpox from cows (hang on...)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 159,407
Posted By Richard W
No, the Niger flows south and the Congo flows...

No, the Niger flows south and the Congo flows south-westish. Anyway, with the number of rivers in the world you couldn't possibly say that there were "no others" that flowed north. There are lots in...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 August 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 159,407
Posted By Richard W
But what's the name?! I thought I was doing...

But what's the name?!

I thought I was doing OK this week but a lot are guesses or half-answers...

1. Something to do with architecture?

2. Cassiopeia? Hmm, or Ariadne rings a bell - I...
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 91,200
Posted By Richard W
Not April? I wondered why it was so hot! But what...

Not April? I wondered why it was so hot! But what happened to the last four months...?
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 91,200
Posted By Richard W
I just did a couple of sketches in the park, and...

I just did a couple of sketches in the park, and dated them (in pen) 04/08/2018 - then realised it was the fifth! Bah.
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