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Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 October 2018, 12:42 AM
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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: 1,107
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: 1,107
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: 15,435
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: 958
Views: 102,567
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: 102
Views: 4,684
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: 958
Views: 102,567
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: 958
Views: 102,567
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: 102
Views: 4,684
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: 742
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: 102
Views: 4,684
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: 958
Views: 102,567
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: 102
Views: 4,684
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: 42
Views: 1,096
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: 460
Views: 29,289
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: 958
Views: 102,567
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: 460
Views: 29,289
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...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,289
Posted By Richard W
Yes, sorry - I got muddled up with the UK title...

Yes, sorry - I got muddled up with the UK title for the position, and the article I was reading only described him as "defense secretary" rather than giving the actual title.

I guess the Cabinet...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,289
Posted By Richard W
Do American cabinet members (the ones Trump...

Do American cabinet members (the ones Trump appoints) not have to be elected politicians? (Elected to congress or senate?)

I should probably have worked this out long ago, and I'd sort of wondered...
Forum: Social Studies 14 October 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Richard W
Yes, that's worth watching...! I didn't read...

Yes, that's worth watching...!

I didn't read many of that sort of comic when I was young, but the shop on the camp site where we went on holiday in Cornwall sold some of them (horror comics,...
Forum: Rantidote 14 October 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,042
Posted By Richard W
I also went out and retraced my steps yesterday...

I also went out and retraced my steps yesterday to no avail. I have a spare older pair with what seems to be the same prescription, but I was still annoyed.

Then this morning, I found them in my...
Forum: Rantidote 13 October 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,042
Posted By Richard W
I think I've lost my glasses... The annoying...

I think I've lost my glasses... The annoying thing is that I was out last night and decided to go for a walk in the woods on the way home, and was blundering about in the dark for a while, with my...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 October 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard W
It was true for people like Rembrandt too - a lot...

It was true for people like Rembrandt too - a lot of the actual painting would have been done by their studio assistants.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard W
It's actually stencilled using spray paint,...

It's actually stencilled using spray paint, rather than a drawing.

I don't think I would be able to do it, even if I'd had the idea for that specific piece, but I've not tried graffiti or...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard W
Woman who bought shredded Banksy artwork will go through with purchase

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/11/woman-who-bought-shredded-banksy-artwork-will-go-through-with-sale

It's got a new title now - it's called "Love Is In The Bin" - and an...
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