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Forum: SLC 26 April 2018, 04:26 PM
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Posted By jw
Last weekend, we celebrated my mother's 90th...

Last weekend, we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday with a big party. She's in good health and thoroughly enjoyed the night. I got to meet lots relatives that I hadn't seen in 30 years and some for...
Forum: SLC 08 March 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,761
Posted By jw
On the first day of my first real job I was shown...

On the first day of my first real job I was shown how to use the Xerox copier. This was in 1978 and the copier was the size of a small bedroom and very intimidating to a naive teenager.

A few days...
Forum: SLC 08 March 2018, 01:22 AM
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Views: 129,402
Posted By jw
Well yes, it was the worst I've seen here in all...

Well yes, it was the worst I've seen here in all of my life. Records in some places had to go back over 70 years for a precedent. This made me chuckle too. We used to have teenagers - they might have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 March 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,529
Posted By jw
Someone should tell Trump about Ford motor...

Someone should tell Trump about Ford motor company.

Ford have consistently been in the top three car sellers in Ireland and dominate the light commercial market since as long as I can remember.
...
Forum: Medical 05 March 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,703
Posted By jw
Condolences OY. I hope it's some consolation that...

Condolences OY. I hope it's some consolation that she didn't suffer for too long.
Take care of yourself.
Forum: SLC 05 March 2018, 05:04 PM
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Views: 129,402
Posted By jw
We had about a metre of snow fall over the past...

We had about a metre of snow fall over the past week. More up on higher ground in the next county where one of my sons and his wife live. It's melting now and life is coming back to normal.

We...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 January 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By jw
It's been big news here all week. It looks likely...

It's been big news here all week. It looks likely death was natural causes. She had recently been recording old material in a modern context, whatever that was, which will no doubt be released. I...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 07:25 AM
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Views: 129,402
Posted By jw
Chiming in with a promise to log on more often. ...

Chiming in with a promise to log on more often.

I was just thinking about UL's the other day when the old wives tale about the cold/flu remedy of slicing an onion in two reared its head on my...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,532
Posted By jw
That makes sense now. I was wondering why Ana Ng...

That makes sense now. I was wondering why Ana Ng was being covert.
Thanks.
Forum: SLC 09 January 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,532
Posted By jw
United Kingdom RIP Jay Tea. I never met him IRL either,...

RIP Jay Tea.

I never met him IRL either, but we had so many engaging conversations about music, sport and life in general, I feel as if I did know him. He was very active here when I was regulary...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 February 2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,887
Posted By jw
Yes, similarly. Despite having a near...

Yes, similarly. Despite having a near catastrophic property boom and bust, who would have thought that there would quickly be a chronic shortage of properties to buy or rent in Dublin, causing more...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 February 2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,887
Posted By jw
In my first full time job in the late 70's, there...

In my first full time job in the late 70's, there was a union vote to usher in equal pay for women. Incredibly to me at the time, many women voted not to accept equal pay, as mostly many had been...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 November 2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,187
Posted By jw
Prior to the CD then digital eras, tapes were my...

Prior to the CD then digital eras, tapes were my lifeblood for learning new songs. Pause and play buttons were in constant use. Lyrics had to be written down. Synth sounds had to be studied and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 November 2016, 11:45 PM
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Views: 325,974
Posted By jw
3. What country does Manchego cheese come...

3. What country does Manchego cheese come from?Spain.

I'm just back from a recent visit and indulged in way too much of this gorgeous cheese (ignoring any cholesterol issues).
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 November 2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,187
Posted By jw
The re-emergence of tapes has astounded me too. I...

The re-emergence of tapes has astounded me too. I recently produced some tape sleeve covers for a band. The musician told me it was just a fashionable trend and was deemed cool in heavy rock circles....
Forum: SLC 02 September 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 315,035
Posted By jw
Photo Bob, Do what you like with your isolated...

Photo Bob,
Do what you like with your isolated tornadoes, because for a while we thought we were getting one of your hurricanes, but now it's mostly going to be rain. ...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 22 August 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,395
Posted By jw
88%. I reckon I probably got all of them correct...

88%. I reckon I probably got all of them correct up until the last section. Some of the the last section was straightforward, but some were just pure 33% guesswork.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 August 2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 325,974
Posted By jw
3. What 110-mile-per-hour air currents circle...

3. What 110-mile-per-hour air currents circle Earth's tropopause in a westerly direction?
Jet Stream
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 August 2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,807
Posted By jw
NPR Music - Tiny Desk concerts in their office. ...

NPR Music - Tiny Desk concerts in their office.
Acoustic and intimate, Lo-fi gigs with a small audience.
This YouTube channel has grabbed at lot of my attention since I discovered it earlier this...
Forum: SLC 22 July 2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 315,035
Posted By jw
The Krull reference was lost on me. I had to...

The Krull reference was lost on me. I had to google him.

Gooseberry pie with a savoury twist is an idea though!
Forum: SLC 22 July 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 315,035
Posted By jw
I got a bumper crop of gooseberries this season. ...

I got a bumper crop of gooseberries this season.
In the past I've made all sorts of jam combos, but I'm thinking of making something savoury with some of them this time.
Anyone ever tried making...
Forum: SLC 21 October 2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 266,076
Posted By jw
Thanks to some radical dietary changes (including...

Thanks to some radical dietary changes (including some tips from this board) I've reduced my overall cholesterol levels substantially to 5.7, including a lowering of the bad LDL levels by 25%. Still...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 October 2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,443
Posted By jw
Oddly as it may seem, she was only carrying...

Oddly as it may seem, she was only carrying baking soda. (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/woman-still-being-questioned-by-gardai-after-aer-lingus-flight-death-34123061.html)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 August 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 491,456
Posted By jw
Gah! This is frustrating, because they're named...

Gah! This is frustrating, because they're named after him, but all I can think of is Hooverville (wrong era; wrong economic class). It's mentioned in a Billy Joel song, I'm pretty sure. Oh, well,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 May 2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,537
Posted By jw
Our friends in Oz got up early to watch it too....

Our friends in Oz got up early to watch it too. The voting is so intrinsic that watching highlights would be akin to watching a Grand Prix race, whilst knowing the result as I'm sure it would have...
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