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Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,380
Posted By Richard W
My dad went through a phase of calling women that...

My dad went through a phase of calling women that age (typically serving staff, when he was talking about meals in restaurants) "little girls"... It was so annoying that even my mum complained about...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 92,964
Posted By Richard W
British MPs don't wear powdered wigs... I don't...

British MPs don't wear powdered wigs... I don't think they've done so since the time when powdered wigs were fashionable and lots of people would have been wearing them!

The Lib Dems have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 October 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,315
Posted By Richard W
Trump digs in over call to soldier's widow: 'I...

Trump digs in over call to soldier's widow: 'I didn't say what the congresswoman said'...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 161,954
Posted By Richard W
... So, I rang up the EA and reported it as per...

... So, I rang up the EA and reported it as per the instructions in this PDF entitled "Stop the spread of alien crayfish and crayfish plague"...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 161,954
Posted By Richard W
I just had a look and couldn't see obvious bodies...

I just had a look and couldn't see obvious bodies to report to, but I think it got past that point long ago; it would be like reporting that I'd seen a grey squirrel. The UK Crayfish Hub...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 161,954
Posted By Richard W
On my way home from town I stopped to look in the...

On my way home from town I stopped to look in the river at the point that it comes out of the culvert under town, where there are usually some big trout swimming around in the stream.

Today there...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 161,954
Posted By Richard W
You don't get the lunchtime joggers (or some of...

You don't get the lunchtime joggers (or some of them anyway) changing their clothes much, then? In our old offices, which didn't have a proper shower, I once walked in on a colleague totally naked...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 October 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Richard W
Funnily enough a former colleague of mine...

Funnily enough a former colleague of mine apparently went to the Fat Duck in Bray recently - I know this because he put photographs and videos of every single course all over Facebook - and one of...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 October 2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Richard W
The packhouse I worked at in the mid-90s had an...

The packhouse I worked at in the mid-90s had an optical colour system for sorting tomatoes into different degrees of ripeness (and size), but it wasn't nearly as impressive as that. I love the way...
Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard W
... it will immediately be seized upon as binding...

... it will immediately be seized upon as binding by whoever wins by even the slimmest margin, they will insist that any further discussion of the outcome, consequences or future plan is a "betrayal...
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,185
Posted By Richard W
After reading the article below, I realised that...

After reading the article below, I realised that I can remember Skylab coming down in July 1979 as well, which is a specific event that's earlier than the others I'd mentioned. I would have been six....
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 October 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Richard W
The internet had a meltdown when it saw the...

The internet had a meltdown when it saw the recipe!

I've had locusts a couple of times, in Japan and China. To me, it depends how they're cooked. In Japan I bought a tub of cold locusts in...
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 92,964
Posted By Richard W
So then, do the alt-right actually tend to have...

So then, do the alt-right actually tend to have that style of beard? The pictures there that show stereotypical misogynistic trolls tend just to have wispy stubble and bum-fluff, presumably because...
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 94,591
Posted By Richard W
Here is a good XKCD cartoon that I'm sure will...

Here is a good XKCD cartoon that I'm sure will come in handy in future, so I'm posting the link here to make it easier to find:

Logical
https://xkcd.com/1901/
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 92,964
Posted By Richard W
What's a "neckbeard" in the sense used to...

What's a "neckbeard" in the sense used to disparage people like MRAs and Gamergate types? The only facial hair style that I can think of that would fit the description is that worn by Michael Eavis...
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 186,452
Posted By Richard W
Dream Trump should get together with Tim Martin...

Dream Trump should get together with Tim Martin of Wetherspoons. They seem to have some similar goals and opinions...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 185,167
Posted By Richard W
There were loads of Mormons in Ipswich - they...

There were loads of Mormons in Ipswich - they tended more to stop you in the street rather than go door to door. (I only got them at the door once or twice, I think).

I remember when I apparently...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,380
Posted By Richard W
I just found out that she was only two years...

I just found out that she was only two years older than me. I'd thought she was at least ten years older than me, partly because of her obvious plastic surgery... I can't help but think that she'd...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,172
Posted By Richard W
Do guns have a use-by date or something? I mean,...

Do guns have a use-by date or something? I mean, I'd have thought once you'd panic-bought one lot of guns, they'd still be good the next time you suddenly felt that you might need a lot of guns in a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,360
Posted By Richard W
1. A dog. 2. Must be the Domesday Book. 3....

1. A dog.
2. Must be the Domesday Book.
3. The Handmaid's Tale.
4. Bananas?
5. I should know this, or at least be more sure about it, but Troy?
6. Cars I expect.

I don't have any ideas for...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 October 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 42,360
Posted By Richard W
Yes, I realised after my post that a scorpion...

Yes, I realised after my post that a scorpion kick is actually something different (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awIJRzZORrg).
Forum: Police Blotter 06 October 2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,172
Posted By Richard W
Haha yes, and those fellow citizens would...

Haha yes, and those fellow citizens would meanwhile remain completely united in disciplined co-operation! Because co-operation for the common good is one of the things that isolationist gun fanatics...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 05 October 2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,884
Posted By Richard W
That's part of an international standard, not an...

That's part of an international standard, not an attempt to confuse people. If anything, the opposite... it's actually a legal requirement in the EU. Standards can't always be in English.

In the...
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,380
Posted By Richard W
And do people actually go to these things? Enough...

And do people actually go to these things? Enough that it's worth the volunteers hiring out rooms and organising music and stuff? Blimey. Do they get organised on spec, or do the volunteers invite...
Forum: History 05 October 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Richard W
Yes, ignoring the Spam detail, I think it's...

Yes, ignoring the Spam detail, I think it's obvious that the poster itself isn't actually from WWII for all sorts of reasons (mostly listed above by various people). The felt tip pen is the most...
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