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Forum: Rantidote 16 October 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,845
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: 32
Views: 683
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: 28,708
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: 940
Views: 101,347
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: 28,708
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: 28,708
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: 28,708
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: 455
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: 258
Views: 9,900
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: 258
Views: 9,900
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: 33
Views: 906
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: 33
Views: 906
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: 33
Views: 906
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...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 84,649
Posted By Richard W
Did you find out what it wanted?

Did you find out what it wanted?
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 31,654
Posted By Richard W
A lime-green original Beetle. (Again, I realised...

A lime-green original Beetle. (Again, I realised I don't see them much any more).
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 October 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By Richard W
But Trump wants to bang or marry all his best...

But Trump wants to bang or marry all his best relatives, I mean all the best people! And his daughter is definitely the most qualified person in the USA to be ambassador to the United Nations, even...
Forum: Entertainment 10 October 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,152
Posted By Richard W
Ha, it is weird how the original list has become...

Ha, it is weird how the original list has become outdated, isn't it? All the Banjo Kazooie games were re-released by Rare on the Rare Replay collection (XBox One only, I think - although it might be...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By Richard W
I definitely have heard it and I think I used to...

I definitely have heard it and I think I used to know it, but I've completely forgotten where or how. Other than that I now vaguely associate it with "The Night Before Christmas" for some reason.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 October 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Richard W
I would guess it's as simple as that they used to...

I would guess it's as simple as that they used to think they were the opponents, but now they think it's being done on their behalf...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By Richard W
We almost managed to get number 7 between us last...

We almost managed to get number 7 between us last week..! I did better than this week anyway.

1. Gnocchi I expect.

3. Clouds.

4. I should know that... either China or India? I can't remember...
Forum: SLC 09 October 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 28,708
Posted By Richard W
I'm not a "young person" but from a UK...

I'm not a "young person" but from a UK perspective, I have no problem with the idea of the ring coming off the can - you still get that sort of can on plenty of things, including sardines and other...
Forum: SLC 08 October 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Richard W
Does it? I couldn't see anything to explain why...

Does it? I couldn't see anything to explain why they were called Mormons; just a paragraph about how the president had decided to ask people to stop calling them "Mormons", and a lot of sentences...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 October 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Richard W
Haha, the first bit that actually surprised me in...

Haha, the first bit that actually surprised me in that article (apart from how widely they're actually used and taken seriously in the USA in public-sector recruitment) was this defence of polygraphs...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 October 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 183,876
Posted By Richard W
That would probably be the Kennedy memorial...

That would probably be the Kennedy memorial part*, which was related to my other guess... There's also a little memorial put up by a team of constitutional lawyers from the USA as well (I forget the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,900
Posted By Richard W
Yes, if the three "m-rys" are Mary, marry, merry,...

Yes, if the three "m-rys" are Mary, marry, merry, then I say them all differently. The first is a long "a" (like in "air" - arguably a dipthong, although I don't say it as that I don't think; but...
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