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Forum: Wild Kingdom 11 December 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Richard W
Not directly related but it sort of follows from...

Not directly related but it sort of follows from my post above - there were some really interesting maps in The Guardian last week showing different animals that had been tracked around urban or...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 11 December 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Richard W
Foxes ARE native wildlife, thanks. To the extent...

Foxes ARE native wildlife, thanks. To the extent that they kill birds, that's part of the ecology. Maybe you're thinking of cats...?

Of course, some animals, birds and plants do better in the sort...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 December 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 86,114
Posted By Richard W
I'm still intending to play it more...! I had to...

I'm still intending to play it more...! I had to discover the self-destruct mechanism as well, a few days ago. I decided to go and visit one of the engineers instead of what I'd previously been...
Forum: SLC 10 December 2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,323
Posted By Richard W
It has snowed, and settled, here. (It's still...

It has snowed, and settled, here. (It's still snowing, indeed). There's a fairly decent covering, too - an inch or so, by the look of it. (I've not been outside yet).

I know snow isn't odd in...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 64,124
Posted By Richard W
Wealthy Londoners call in Christmas decorators...

Wealthy Londoners call in Christmas decorators for up to 80,000 (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/08/rich-londoners-christmas-decorators-winter-wonderland-live-reindeer)
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 December 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Richard W
The Lynx approach, where the bloke who uses their...

The Lynx approach, where the bloke who uses their deodorant and gets swarmed by beautiful women in bikinis is doing so ironically?
Forum: Fun House 08 December 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Richard W
I don't remember ever thinking Father Christmas...

I don't remember ever thinking Father Christmas was real, either. From as early as I can remember, I could tell that the stockings mysteriously only got filled when my parents knew I was asleep, and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 December 2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Richard W
I don't actually quite get what claim...

I don't actually quite get what claim Anheuser-Busch (aren't they called ABInBev these days?) thinks it has on the phrase "Dilly Dilly", humorous legal bullying or otherwise... am I missing...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By Richard W
In Jude The Obscure, Jude and Sue's son hangs...

In Jude The Obscure, Jude and Sue's son hangs himself, at the age of 10 as far as I remember, . That was published in 1896. (Hidden for the same reason as Little Pink Pill did, and also just for...
Forum: Horrors 07 December 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Richard W
That's part of the plot of a novel I have by...

That's part of the plot of a novel I have by James Robert Baker (I think it's Boy Wonder, but I have two of his and it's so long since I read it that it might be the other one). One of the characters...
Forum: SLC 07 December 2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By Richard W
Ah, OK. I tried to edit again but it doesn't...

Ah, OK.

I tried to edit again but it doesn't seem to have gone through: Another tip I gave my mum about buying the Winsor and Newton ones: The RRP on their site is nearly 30 for a set of 12 pens,...
Forum: SLC 07 December 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By Richard W
The ones I'm using are Winsor and Newton,...

The ones I'm using are Winsor and Newton, although I've been using the ProMarkers rather than BrushMarkers. These seem to be cheaper and more widely available in a bigger range than Copic - at least...
Forum: SLC 06 December 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,320
Posted By Richard W
Yes, it looks like they've taken the relevant...

Yes, it looks like they've taken the relevant page down from the Historic Dockyard site. It's cached below, and says "1st to 3rd December".
...
Forum: SLC 06 December 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,320
Posted By Richard W
I'll be off back to my parents for Christmas in a...

I'll be off back to my parents for Christmas in a couple of weeks and will suggest it as a family day out... I haven't even been to Portsmouth for years; I want to go up the Spinnaker Tower too. You...
Forum: SLC 05 December 2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 339,292
Posted By Richard W
I sort of combined two that were next to each...

I sort of combined two that were next to each other and got:

The Senate GOP Accidentally Killed Alabama Senate Candidate
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 December 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Richard W
To be fair, if it's an estate tax change then his...

To be fair, if it's an estate tax change then his family will only benefit when he's dead, so he himself may not much care because it won't do anything for him personally other than perhaps make a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 December 2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 63,715
Posted By Richard W
Not doing very well this week! Then again I...

Not doing very well this week! Then again I didn't do as well last week as I'd thought.

1. I've read the full version of that so I should know, but I can't remember. I want to say Fiji (or...
Forum: SLC 05 December 2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,320
Posted By Richard W
I should go there - it's not that far from my...

I should go there - it's not that far from my parents and I'm interested in that sort of thing. I think I saw the Mary Rose once soon after it had been recovered, but it wasn't set up in an...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 December 2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Richard W
Well quite - if you believe A) then Trump must...

Well quite - if you believe A) then Trump must have a team - of responsible, professionally-qualified adults, presumably with experience in the relevant areas - who write and approve the things he...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,320
Posted By Richard W
I was reminded by one of the photos in this...

I was reminded by one of the photos in this article (https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/dec/04/coin-laden-pot-pendant-british-museum-record-haul-2016-treasure-finds) of something I've wondered...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 December 2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Richard W
I think he's capitalising the nouns, although...

I think he's capitalising the nouns, although that's a German characteristic rather than a Russian one. Thank goodness he's not been accused of sympathy with any particular groups that are...
Forum: Techno-Babble 04 December 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,236
Posted By Richard W
You're right, dfresh. I went to Australia once...

You're right, dfresh. I went to Australia once and it was light during the daytime there, too, just like here. If this spherical-earth nonsense were true, it should have been dark during the daytime...
Forum: Crash and Burn 04 December 2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Richard W
Come on, if people couldn't solve crimes based on...

Come on, if people couldn't solve crimes based on watching crime dramas, then the Ping Pong Pizza gang would never have been brought to justice...
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 64,124
Posted By Richard W
Ah, you're right - that works but it mutes it. My...

Ah, you're right - that works but it mutes it. My enjoyment of the brass orchestra version of Killing In The Name that I was trying to listen to was ruined! Ruined, I tell you!
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 December 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 86,114
Posted By Richard W
Sounds ideal - can't you just give her a...

Sounds ideal - can't you just give her a controller?

I've picked up Elite: Dangerous again. It's still a frustrating but oddly addictive game. There are so many tedious tasks that would really be...
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