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Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,726
Posted By Richard W
Maybe he carries a hole around with him so that...

Maybe he carries a hole around with him so that he can stand in it to avoid embarrassing people with his enormous height?
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Richard W
Ha, yes, I'm sure it is. We had the teacher who...

Ha, yes, I'm sure it is. We had the teacher who supposedly knocked himself out by dressing as Batman and jumping off a wardrobe onto his girlfriend (https://www.snopes.com/risque/kinky/hero.asp),...
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Richard W
I'm not sure if this became legendary because it...

I'm not sure if this became legendary because it was kept a bit quiet, but a girl in our year got suspended (or expelled?) for giving somebody a blowjob on the school field during lunch break and...
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,164
Posted By Richard W
Suddenly I understand Nick Cave a whole lot...

Suddenly I understand Nick Cave a whole lot better...!



I've never been able to work out what it was, but yes, that does sound pretty similar and if the film came out in 1980 it would have been...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 January 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Richard W
To an extent, except that after a while these...

To an extent, except that after a while these policies started to be picked up even by the more expensive airlines because they couldn't compete otherwise. The idea that markets always lead to...
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,164
Posted By Richard W
1976 would probably be about the right time, so I...

1976 would probably be about the right time, so I guess I saw it on that re-release. I would have been four years old, so I'm not surprised that the film doesn't exactly match my memory, but if it...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard W
Couldn't you get one of your staff to remove it,...

Couldn't you get one of your staff to remove it, or do they all have the day off?
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 January 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Richard W
When I was visiting my brother in Japan, there...

When I was visiting my brother in Japan, there was a small earthquake one day, and my brother called "earthquake!" from another room, but I didn't feel it at all - I was sitting on the loo...
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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 January 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 81,237
Posted By Richard W
If that is the answer to number 7, then we got...

If that is the answer to number 7, then we got there eventually! Teamwork!
Forum: SLC 18 January 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,164
Posted By Richard W
I remember actually screaming in the cinema when...

I remember actually screaming in the cinema when I was very young, during The Swiss Family Robinson I think. There was a scene where the heroes were being chased down a beach by a horde of people and...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 January 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Richard W
Just as an excuse for a rant, it does annoy me...

Just as an excuse for a rant, it does annoy me the way airlines encouraged everybody for years to use carry-on bags only by starting to charge extra for hold luggage (so that the airline didn't have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Richard W
Me too... that's why I tried a subtle correction...

Me too... that's why I tried a subtle correction by saying Kim in my post! But now I've blown it by not being subtle at all.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Richard W
What possible reason would they have had for...

What possible reason would they have had for randomly attacking Hawaii in the first place, anyway? That would be clearly suicidal, and Kim surely isn't completely mad. They built the bombs partly as...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 81,237
Posted By Richard W
Another possibility - do they all flow into lakes...

Another possibility - do they all flow into lakes (or other inland bodies of water) rather than the sea? Then either they don't flow out at all (the Jordan) or the outflow is a different river (the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 81,237
Posted By Richard W
Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide...

Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide continents, or at least continental plates (Jordan) / arbitrary definitions of continents (Ural) but I don't know if the rest do. It would have to be...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,083
Posted By Richard W
Well, after reading this story about a woman /...

Well, after reading this story about a woman / family (in the USA) who was bankrupted after having premature twins, it wouldn't surprise me if they had to pay it themselves. And this was a couple...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 81,237
Posted By Richard W
1. Stockholm syndrome. 2. No idea 3....

1. Stockholm syndrome.

2. No idea

3. Asperger, presumably.

4. Well it sounds like it has to be somewhere in the Netherlands... Utrecht?

5. Guy Fawkes.
Forum: SLC 15 January 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,083
Posted By Richard W
How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been...

How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been out of the bloody house for two days?
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard W
The title of this new thread has every word...

The title of this new thread has every word capitalized (Title Case?). This is different from the old thread, and doesn't fit the unspoken board convention of only capitalizing the first word of the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard W
At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags!...

At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags! That would be worse. Although it's usually milk that I run out of, and so have to drink black coffee instead (as I don't like black tea). It's not the...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,083
Posted By Richard W
Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables...

Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables itself (Penguin Classics edition) actually moves two whole sections of the book into appendices at the back so that you can easily skip them! (Part 2...
Forum: Fun House 14 January 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Richard W
It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining...

It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining when I heard the words "Trump teddy bear".
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,726
Posted By Richard W
Australia Well to help you start, they call the kitchen...

Well to help you start, they call the kitchen surface or counter a "bench"...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,973
Posted By Richard W
I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly...

I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly after midnight GMT) and towards the end of my road, there were two cats, a black one and a white one, one sitting on the edge of the kerb and one...
Forum: Rantidote 11 January 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 155,155
Posted By Richard W
Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a...

Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a great mind, it was RichardM who said that, not me!
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