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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2022, 05:18:35 pm

Title: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2022, 05:18:35 pm
Cartoon from Facebook would be funny if both # symbols had been correctly placed…
(https://scontent.flhr2-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/288225472_10159024656221819_9047874095055386957_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=zbf_a4o2ENsAX-TG-O-&tn=ISWx_fHZw3ALWVYv&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-4.fna&oh=00_AT8cjT-7UvVPc5bDR523f1NZPMAS7HmNXIIwmOXmDfEnLA&oe=62AEFA81)

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Post by: road-runner on 15 June, 2022, 05:45:50 pm
Well done Helly as you need to B# to notice the mistake.
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Post by: Beardy on 15 June, 2022, 05:50:02 pm
I’d further point out that the car seems to be a VW Beetle rather than a Morris Minor.
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Post by: Kim on 15 June, 2022, 06:52:19 pm
See, I know very little about music, but if I were drawing that cartoon, I'd go and look it up...
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 15 June, 2022, 07:03:48 pm
Good attention to detail there, though less so in the title of this thread... ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2022, 07:56:11 pm
Good attention to detail there, though less so in the title of this thread... ;D

Ooops!

I will fettle!
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: Hot Flatus on 15 June, 2022, 08:24:35 pm
You know what makes me cringe?

Wet nylon shower curtains clinging to me.

Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: hellymedic on 15 June, 2022, 08:52:06 pm
You know what makes me cringe?

Wet nylon shower curtains clinging to me.

Ain't that the TRUTH!
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Post by: Pingu on 15 June, 2022, 09:40:37 pm
What do you get if you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
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Post by: bhoot on 15 June, 2022, 09:43:26 pm
What do you get if you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat miner?
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Post by: De Sisti on 16 June, 2022, 07:26:31 am
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: De Sisti on 16 June, 2022, 07:29:42 am
You know what makes me cringe?

Wet nylon shower curtains clinging to me.
Double-them-up. Install two shower curtains on the shower rings/clips. This will make the curtains
heavier when wet, thus they are more likely to stay in their vertical position. :thumbsup:
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Post by: rogerzilla on 16 June, 2022, 07:38:37 am
It usually indicates your shower is too powerful.  Bernoulli's principle - the water entrains air, the moving air has a lower pressure, and the curtain is sucked in.
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Post by: Hot Flatus on 16 June, 2022, 05:56:19 pm
There is no such thing as a 'too powerful' shower.

What's wrong with you man?
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Post by: hatler on 16 June, 2022, 09:08:09 pm
Weight the bottom of the shower curtain.
Use little magnets to stick it to the side of the bath.
Move the rail further away.
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Post by: Jurek on 16 June, 2022, 09:14:08 pm
Draw a bath.
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Post by: Clare on 16 June, 2022, 09:15:11 pm
Get a heavier shower curtain.
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Post by: cygnet on 16 June, 2022, 09:36:27 pm
In the office, the loos had some airblade knock-off driers.

It was a useful stress measure whether my teeth would grate as I dried my hands.

Now they have new actual dysons (the downward pointing V ones) that are mounted far too high up the wall. Makes me cringe in a different way...
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Post by: Hot Flatus on 16 June, 2022, 09:40:08 pm
Loving at the advice on shower curtains...but I don't actually have one  ;D
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: hellymedic on 16 June, 2022, 10:12:48 pm
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.

I can't really do any clef other than treble...
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: T42 on 17 June, 2022, 07:31:40 am
You know what makes me cringe?

Wet nylon shower curtains clinging to me.

Stilgoe: Ever feel when you get in the shower that four men in plastic raincoats are moving in on you?
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Post by: arabella on 17 June, 2022, 09:37:25 am
On the topic of shower curtains ... I have long harboured the thought that all this "shower uses less water" is probably way out of date.
- depends if you have an eco shower (just enough water and no more) rather than a power shower
- depends if you are happy with 5" or fewer depth of bath (after a childhood of minimally filled baths I thought 5" shockingly deep) rather than up to the overflow thingy
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Post by: ian on 17 June, 2022, 09:42:16 am
I just assumed the clingy shower curtain was a kink for people not yet ready for the full rubberwear experience.

I have a shower door though because I'm not that sort of person.
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Post by: orienteer on 17 June, 2022, 09:45:36 am
Japanese style bath here. Both soak in the same hot water bath, all actual washing done in the adjacent shower tray to avoid contamination. 8)
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Post by: ian on 17 June, 2022, 09:57:46 am
American baths, deep enough to immerse your butt crack, I have no idea about those, more so as the average American is about three times bigger than me. Maybe they are for their fat feet. They generally do know how to do showers though, I never encountered a British electric-powered dribbler, though to be fair, given weedy American electricity, it literally would be drip drip drip. You'd confess to everything. Or volunteer to be waterboarded, just make sure the water is hot.
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Post by: hatler on 17 June, 2022, 10:39:57 am
Anyone encountered the Swiss-style hip bath ?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 17 June, 2022, 10:48:40 am
Roger Federer? H.R. Giger? Jean-Luc Godard? Daniel Bernouilli?  William Tell?

[“That's enough Schnibbles!” – Ed.]
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Post by: ravenbait on 17 June, 2022, 10:56:19 am
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnetic-Curtain-Weights-Drapery-Tablecloth/dp/B097YHGPDW

I've been meaning to get something similar myself.

Sam
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Post by: yorkie on 17 June, 2022, 12:22:20 pm
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.


As a tuba player I have to be extremely familiar with both treble *and* bass clefs depending on what variety of ensemble I am performing with!


(Orchestra, Concert Wind Band, Big Band - always bass clef, concert pitch; Brass Band - Always treble clef transposed for the fundamental key of the instrument; Brass Quartet/Quintet/Sextet/etc. - Could be either, occasionally both in the same piece - depending on how sadistic the composer/arranger are!)
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Post by: Kim on 17 June, 2022, 12:43:34 pm
On the topic of shower curtains ... I have long harboured the thought that all this "shower uses less water" is probably way out of date.

I've always assumed it was one of those assumptions made by  a) a man  with  b) negligible hair  and  c) only a face to shave.
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Post by: Kim on 17 June, 2022, 12:48:38 pm
American baths, deep enough to immerse your butt crack, I have no idea about those, more so as the average American is about three times bigger than me. Maybe they are for their fat feet. They generally do know how to do showers though, I never encountered a British electric-powered dribbler, though to be fair, given weedy American electricity, it literally would be drip drip drip. You'd confess to everything. Or volunteer to be waterboarded, just make sure the water is hot.

USAnians incredulous reactions to discovering BRITISH people frequently shower alongside a "240V tankless water heater" are amusing.  Though convincing them that the risk is primarily of hypothermia rather than electrocution can be hard.
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Post by: Polar Bear on 17 June, 2022, 12:52:12 pm
Shower curtains are a hideous compromise though I'd have been happy to have Sheldon's from The Big Bang Theory.

When we installed the C21 bathroom at the Bear-o-Drome I went for separate bath and shower.  Both are of larger proportions and the shower cubicle is a monstrous walk in jobbie with glass screens.  No hinged or sliding screens or shower curtains for us!  Problem is though that wherever we go we realise that we have spoiled ourselves.
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Post by: Kim on 17 June, 2022, 01:10:10 pm
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.
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Post by: De Sisti on 17 June, 2022, 01:46:57 pm
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
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Post by: ravenbait on 17 June, 2022, 02:12:43 pm
Shower curtains are a hideous compromise though I'd have been happy to have Sheldon's from The Big Bang Theory.

When we installed the C21 bathroom at the Bear-o-Drome I went for separate bath and shower.  Both are of larger proportions and the shower cubicle is a monstrous walk in jobbie with glass screens.  No hinged or sliding screens or shower curtains for us!  Problem is though that wherever we go we realise that we have spoiled ourselves.

When we moved in to Bait Cottage, there was a glass screen squeezed in to shield the dry part of the tiny bathroom from the above-bath shower. I had to climb inside the bath to clean the bath. After the whole glass unit detached from the wall and clobbered me quite badly one day, we removed it and fitted a shower curtain. It may be clingy and annoying, but at least it doesn't try to kill me.

There wouldn't be room in our tiny house for a spa.

Sam
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: Giraffe on 18 June, 2022, 11:03:35 am
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
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Post by: De Sisti on 18 June, 2022, 12:57:42 pm
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?
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Post by: Jurek on 18 June, 2022, 01:27:42 pm
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?
I've heard similar.
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: T42 on 18 June, 2022, 03:02:39 pm
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.

ISTR that the blokes who invented bubble wrap started off with two shower curtains.
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Post by: Jurek on 18 June, 2022, 03:15:35 pm
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.

ISTR that the blokes who invented bubble wrap started off with two shower curtains.
It was something like that.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 June, 2022, 08:47:09 pm
Helly's OP cartoon is not visible for me.

But on shower curtains, I've just read The Ukimwi Road by Dervla Murphy, in which she loses her cape and is given a shower curtain as a replacement.
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Post by: Kim on 27 June, 2022, 09:28:51 pm
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?

I thought it was imitating people who'd been freshly arrested, and were therefore wearing their usual trousers at half-mast due to confiscation of their belts.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 June, 2022, 12:41:54 am
That ^^^^ is also what I have been led to believe.  Means you're, like, a gangsta innit.
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Post by: hellymedic on 28 June, 2022, 05:22:49 pm
Helly's OP cartoon is not visible for me.

It's disappeared for me too now.

'Twas a cartoon depicting a music joak but the key signature was incorrect, in a cringewotthy manner.
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 28 June, 2022, 05:58:20 pm
This one, I think?

(https://i.ibb.co/d7WT22K/E1-R5xs0-UUAMDPv-I.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CW1c770)
Title: Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 28 June, 2022, 06:04:22 pm
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.

As a tuba player I have to be extremely familiar with both treble *and* bass clefs depending on what variety of ensemble I am performing with!


As a viola player, I have to be familiar with both alto and treble, depending on the composer's level of masochism. Though having only learned alto as an adult, I'm still less fluent in it after >20 years of attemping to read it than I am in bass clef (which I never use, but learned as a child). :-\