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Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,878
Posted By Richard W
It's not 1980, although it says that in the main...

It's not 1980, although it says that in the main details - there's a correction in the text underneath saying it's a 1990 model, which matches the registration.

(eta) Still no clue as to who Matt...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,878
Posted By Richard W
It's coming back as a red Rover registered in...

It's coming back as a red Rover registered in February 1990 whose MOT expired in January and is registered as off the road ("SORN"). That also matches G as the year letter.

That seemed odd...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard W
I would have expected him to have been, based on...

I would have expected him to have been, based on what I thought his politics were... and you're right...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 144,584
Posted By Richard W
1. I've seen the Javanese version, I think, so I...

1. I've seen the Javanese version, I think, so I should remember... I think they were masked but that's not terribly unusual...? Unless I'm getting it confused with one of the other forms of Javanese...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,111
Posted By Richard W
This one was better than I had expected it to be,...

This one was better than I had expected it to be, as well. And cheap because it was reduced to clear, but I might even look for that brand again...!
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,111
Posted By Richard W
That's actually why I was asking, WildaBeast - I...

That's actually why I was asking, WildaBeast - I bought a reduced-to-clear "meat feast" pizza of a brand I've not bought before, and when I got home I noticed it was marked as halal, even though it...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,111
Posted By Richard W
What meat would you expect pepperoni to be made...

What meat would you expect pepperoni to be made out of?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard W
Thinking back, for me it was less political and...

Thinking back, for me it was less political and more that he did a series of corporate motivational videos, just back when I was starting to become very cynical about that sort of corporate...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard W
No, but he went through a weird patch that seemed...

No, but he went through a weird patch that seemed to start in the 1990s where first he became completely unfunny, and then seemed to turn into a huge arsehole. I wasn't following terribly closely,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 July 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 262,135
Posted By Richard W
Maybe they wanted to start selling some of these...

Maybe they wanted to start selling some of these stupid OTT burgers which have another meal stuck to them (they're popular in the UK too at the moment), and they came up with the copy to distinguish...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 51,813
Posted By Richard W
Bah! My life is nothing but problems at the...

Bah! My life is nothing but problems at the moment! I just went shopping, and my debit card (contactless payment) was declined. I wondered for a moment whether it was just a random check, as...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard W
John Cleese has said one or two sensible things...

John Cleese has said one or two sensible things that I've agreed with lately. I'm not sure if that's a bad sign or not...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 51,813
Posted By Richard W
I'm doing a jigsaw puzzle that I actually started...

I'm doing a jigsaw puzzle that I actually started to do about a year ago, then had to roll up in a jigsaw roll because I needed the space in the room it was in. It was rolled up for ages, then I...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 71,312
Posted By Richard W
Ha, I was going to post something else but I've...

Ha, I was going to post something else but I've just been annoyed by YouTube video adverts as well. Specifically, apart from their seeming to be far more of them than there used to be (interrupting...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,530
Posted By Richard W
There does seem to be a bit of an undertone of...

There does seem to be a bit of an undertone of "Who cares that Trump was rude to your head of state? It's not like she's very important," doesn't there?
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,111
Posted By Richard W
I don't know exactly how the devices work, but...

I don't know exactly how the devices work, but it's not "smoke" at all, it's vapour, hence "vaping". Also, the vapour is created deliberately by the devices and is not integral to how they work.
...
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,878
Posted By Richard W
I was mostly trying to find a picture of the...

I was mostly trying to find a picture of the logo, rather than match the car exactly.

Yesterday I saw this Austin 12 van (https://truck-uk.smugmug.com/Trucks/AUSTIN/i-6djg7gn/A) driving on the...
Forum: Fun House 11 July 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Richard W
And Northern Lights, and I think Chernobyl. ...

And Northern Lights, and I think Chernobyl.

I read this article (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/09/princess-diana-grief-exciting-death) last year in which the writer (Peter...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 July 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 144,584
Posted By Richard W
Stop hitting my trombone with those sticks!

Stop hitting my trombone with those sticks!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 July 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 144,584
Posted By Richard W
Ooh, looks OK from the first few questions: ...

Ooh, looks OK from the first few questions:

1. Job.
2. Drums (if it needs to be more specific I don't know). I think I looked this up to find out what the former poster of that name's screen name...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 July 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Richard W
I thought it was going to be what they looked...

I thought it was going to be what they looked like in their "wild" varieties before selective breeding, but it's still interesting anyway - although I knew what most of those things looked like...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,878
Posted By Richard W
It looks like the Straight 8 is an engine that...

It looks like the Straight 8 is an engine that was in a variety of models, rather than a particular car in itself. I found a couple of photos of rear views that are apparently Pontiacs with that...
Forum: Fun House 09 July 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,686
Posted By Richard W
My friends were in a band called The Wah, and...

My friends were in a band called The Wah, and once they started to get some good local success and reviews, they got a cease-and-desist letter from Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah!, telling them they'd...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,804
Posted By Richard W
In a dream a few days ago, I learned that if you...

In a dream a few days ago, I learned that if you take the right tour of Buckingham Palace (or Windsor Castle, or somewhere - I can't remember how exactly the situation arose), then the Queen herself...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 176,694
Posted By Richard W
Following the links from the Wikipedia article, I...

Following the links from the Wikipedia article, I found this obituary from 1992 by David Simon in the Baltimore Sun, for a guy called "Possum" who was the real-life model for Bubbles:
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