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Forum: SLC 19 November 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,101
Posted By Richard W
I saw an MGA last week, a bit more unusual than...

I saw an MGA last week, a bit more unusual than an MGB. Then an MGB hard-top model which is a bit more unusual than the convertible model. Yesterday I saw a nice white Mark 2 Jaguar from the top deck...
Forum: Rantidote 18 November 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,957
Posted By Richard W
I got this week's copy of Private Eye through the...

I got this week's copy of Private Eye through the post on Wednesday or so. I've had a busy week and I only read the first page, if that.

I put it somewhere to read later - I vaguely remember...
Forum: Fun House 17 November 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Richard W
The Fallout 4 one after it is pretty funny too......

The Fallout 4 one after it is pretty funny too... I liked that one more actually. (It's shorter, and I've played Fallout more recently). But the jokes sort of follow on so it's better if you watch...
Forum: Social Studies 17 November 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Richard W
Well, "boomers" is about the only one of these...

Well, "boomers" is about the only one of these terms that makes sense, but only in that it describes people born during the measurable demographic phenomenon of the post-WWII baby boom. Not in that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 November 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Richard W
Well, quite. I think I might have seen that clip...

Well, quite. I think I might have seen that clip before but I'd forgotten it, and I didn't know who he was when I last saw it.

I guess I don't know as many classical / Spanish guitar virtuosos as...
Forum: Social Studies 17 November 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Richard W
It always was that. Now there are people saying...

It always was that. Now there are people saying "Hang on, these aren't millenials because whatever ludicrous arbitrary definition we had for millenials doesn't apply to them", but whatever term those...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,660
Posted By Richard W
I was on a train, and at the table next to mine...

I was on a train, and at the table next to mine there were a man and a woman sitting opposite each other, reading identical paperback books. They were both about the same amount through their book as...
Forum: Rantidote 14 November 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,957
Posted By Richard W
That annoys me too. It just favours the liars by...

That annoys me too. It just favours the liars by surrendering to them!

I have a friend who sometimes argues along those lines, by playing "Devil's advocate" (he actually says that himself) and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,575
Posted By Richard W
Now that I look at the question again, your guess...

Now that I look at the question again, your guess has the advantage that "is" still applies, unlike mine.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,575
Posted By Richard W
I'm going to give myself question 2 from last...

I'm going to give myself question 2 from last week, because gypsum is mostly calcium sulphate, and the question was written as though he wanted the name of a salt.

I don't know very many this...
Forum: Social Studies 12 November 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,105
Posted By Richard W
I think most people who aren't in the army would...

I think most people who aren't in the army would probably go with "lootenant" anyway these days. "Leftenant" sounds old-fashioned. There might be a generational divide; I'm not sure. It's not really...
Forum: Rantidote 11 November 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,957
Posted By Richard W
As a follow-up, I had a video interview with...

As a follow-up, I had a video interview with somebody else from the company last Wednesday.

I had a short email from the previous person I'd spoken to, again with few details, asking me to use a...
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Richard W
I think he thought that astronauts wouldn't be...

I think he thought that astronauts wouldn't be able to take such good pictures while wearing heavy space-suit gloves, or something...
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Richard W
I knew somebody who believed that NASA had gone...

I knew somebody who believed that NASA had gone to the moon but that they'd faked the photos anyway...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,101
Posted By Richard W
Broom broom! I love watching lap videos like...

Broom broom! I love watching lap videos like that. I play the Forza Motorsport games and it's odd to actually recognise all the bends on the real circuit. There are some lovely cars on that track,...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Richard W
The good guys need two guns each, obviously. They...

The good guys need two guns each, obviously. They need a smaller gun attached to their big gun so that they can shoot bad guys while they're shooting bad guys.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,214
Posted By Richard W
The front-page BBC headline at the moment is: ...

The front-page BBC headline at the moment is:

Trump hails 'big victory' despite losses (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46125121)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,575
Posted By Richard W
I'm not at all sure that I wasn't thinking of...

I'm not at all sure that I wasn't thinking of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, because now that you mention it, I was definitely thinking of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. Like I said, I'd probably be better off not...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,575
Posted By Richard W
For number 2 I think I was trying to think of...

For number 2 I think I was trying to think of somebody different (Queen Latifah?) but it would have been an equally wild guess as the one I originally put... I'm not even sure if either are...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 November 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,575
Posted By Richard W
So it was Marie Antoinette after all. I...

So it was Marie Antoinette after all.

I haven't done well this week - the only one I know is the first one, and I'm not even sure of the spelling for that!

1. Khalil Ghibran.

2. Is that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,810
Posted By Richard W
Here's today's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal...

Here's today's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoon about modern art:

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/modern-art-2
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,810
Posted By Richard W
Yes, there must be elements of that in what Kathy...

Yes, there must be elements of that in what Kathy Acker has done as well. (I've read most if not all of Borges's stories - I've got a volume that calls itself Collected Fictions as well as...
Forum: SLC 04 November 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,101
Posted By Richard W
Somebody in the town where I grew up had a...

Somebody in the town where I grew up had a Pontiac Firebird TransAm - I think it would have been a second-generation one (looking at Wikipedia, 1978 looks closest, but I can't really be specific at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 November 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,810
Posted By Richard W
Yes, sorry to pick on Skeptic but that criticism...

Yes, sorry to pick on Skeptic but that criticism is a bit like "For goodness sake, I've read Great Expectations and I could have written out all those words in that order!"

(Great Expectations is...
Forum: Rantidote 03 November 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,942
Posted By Richard W
Well, it's probably a lot easier than the others,...

Well, it's probably a lot easier than the others, to be fair...
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