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Forum: SLC 16 December 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 97,808
Posted By Richard W
I just went to take a bag of rubbish out and...

I just went to take a bag of rubbish out and there's a big blue stuffed llama sticking out of the top of one of the shared wheely bins. It's filling almost the whole of the top of the bin.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By Richard W
Sad news. Sorry to hear this...

Sad news. Sorry to hear this...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 December 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Richard W
I read this this morning and was surprised to see...

I read this this morning and was surprised to see Kim quoted, but I was at work so I couldn't post anything!
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 December 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By Richard W
... And in fact I was in a bookshop today and saw...

... And in fact I was in a bookshop today and saw an edition of it that was in the children's section and explicitly bound as a children's book.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By Richard W
I've not read it for years, but I remember Adams...

I've not read it for years, but I remember Adams being pretty clear (as are rabbits, apparently) about the difference between the "first" droppings - which they eat again, so that they pass twice...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By Richard W
Reading Watership Down was one of the first books that I...

Watership Down was one of the first books that I remember buying with my own money. It was the film tie-in paperback edition and it was in one of the promotional cardboard display stands next to the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 27,224
Posted By Richard W
... My annoyance is that I am being very...

... My annoyance is that I am being very organised, since I'm not going to have as much free time as I'm used to between now and Christmas, and I'd come up with a nice list of things I need to do in...
Forum: SLC 09 December 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 41,826
Posted By Richard W
My dad likes to use a measured approach to...

My dad likes to use a measured approach to cooking, and his latest gadget is a laser thermometer that you just point at something and pull the trigger to fire the laser and it gives you the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 27,224
Posted By Richard W
I've been waking up every night for the last week...

I've been waking up every night for the last week (and before that, while I was worried about starting) thinking about work... I don't feel I've got much sleep at all, but weirdly - at least from a...
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 97,808
Posted By Richard W
Somebody didn't think it through - it needs...

Somebody didn't think it through - it needs another sign in front of the parking space saying "Back up and read the road markings now!"
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 December 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,284
Posted By Richard W
I think Steve is probably right too, but it...

I think Steve is probably right too, but it doesn't say it's an exclusive list so there will be other examples. Another obvious one that you didn't mention is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the...
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,910
Posted By Richard W
You can laugh, but he won't be able to hear you.

You can laugh, but he won't be able to hear you.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 December 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,284
Posted By Richard W
Hm, the ones I know (1, 2) have already been...

Hm, the ones I know (1, 2) have already been answered, and the more-or-less confident guesses I have for others have all also been given but with some disagreement. (I'm going 4. John Wayne and 5....
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 44,093
Posted By Richard W
There's an original Fiat 500 parked near my new...

There's an original Fiat 500 parked near my new head office. Somewhat memorable in itself, but this one is left-hand drive (to be fair, even overtaking the passenger probably wouldn't be stuck any...
Forum: SLC 02 December 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 44,093
Posted By Richard W
Hampstead is definitely a posh neighbourhood, but...

Hampstead is definitely a posh neighbourhood, but the best places to see nice cars - especially supercars / hypercars - in London are Park Lane / Mayfair and Kensington.

There are dealerships on...
Forum: Rantidote 02 December 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 27,224
Posted By Richard W
I love those trousers with zip-off legs - they're...

I love those trousers with zip-off legs - they're great for walking or for going on holiday to hot places and packing light. I have several pairs (thanks to changing waist size and occasionally not...
Forum: Book Corner 02 December 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 540,314
Posted By Richard W
I was drunk, to be fair. I've had the impression...

I was drunk, to be fair. I've had the impression you were quite keen on the Chicago-school ideology yourself at times...
Forum: Book Corner 01 December 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 540,314
Posted By Richard W
I've finally got over the book block and finished...

I've finally got over the book block and finished The Shock Doctrine. It was great - I feel like I should have read it about ten years ago... (Annoyingly I finished it this morning but added it to my...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 OK, I'll give you that one. They're definitely...

OK, I'll give you that one. They're definitely not in favour of free trade in our sense...!

They must have everything they need to survive indefinitely within their island, without needing to...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 You have to fire a shot and hit? Isn't the threat...

You have to fire a shot and hit? Isn't the threat of violence meant to be a good deterrent any more? (It wasn't enough of a deterrent for the North Sentinelese, after all). If it's not, and we're...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 I'm prepared to concede crossbow rather than bow...

I'm prepared to concede crossbow rather than bow and arrow for the home defence thing. A crossbow can be held in a loaded, tense state and fired when needed by pressing the trigger. It's more...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 They'd still work today if what you were trying...

They'd still work today if what you were trying to defend against was a burglar, which is most of the argument that gun proponents in the USA seem to put up. (And which is a nearer equivalent to the...
Forum: SLC 01 December 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,774
Posted By Richard W
A couple of things, and I'd already planned to...

A couple of things, and I'd already planned to put the first one here before the second one happened (I should probably restart a diary to write the second one - I don't like to be too personal here,...
Forum: Crash and Burn 30 November 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Yes, one thing that's interesting about this (I...

Yes, one thing that's interesting about this (I was going to say "good" but that's the wrong word) is that it's the first time in ages - first time ever since I can remember - that a bow and arrows...
Forum: Crash and Burn 30 November 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,336
Posted By Richard W
Sentinel Island, home to the world’s most misunderstood tribe

Well, there's a clear indication that he didn't manage to stay out of arrow range. Also, given that his plan was apparently to convert them, and it's surely hard to do that while trying to stay far...
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