Author Topic: Signs of The End Times  (Read 2715 times)

T42

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2020, 02:12:14 pm »
A herd of wandering Larringtons?  :o
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ElyDave

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2020, 04:36:52 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51896169

Train companies looking to reduce services, to avoid runing empty trains.

Is it just me, or isn't that what they do for most of the day anyway?  Trains are predictably packed at peak times (clue's kind of in the name) but less so the rest of the time.  I seem to remember a certain Mr J C suggesting renationalisation and getting shot down by the electorate
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Jaded

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2020, 05:13:05 pm »
Well, they have to run services, and unless they want two sets of trains, the big ones from rush hours are used.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2020, 08:04:24 pm »
A few weeks of nobody travelling anywhere and the train companies will  be asking to terminate their franchises early.

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2020, 08:10:50 pm »
I think the ginger one from Girls Aloud dressed as a nightmarish anthropomorphic queen bee was the harbinger of the apocalypse.

Also, I discovered today that there is Stranger Things slash fiction.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 08:38:19 pm »
A herd of wandering Larringtons?  :o

Wandering mayors...
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2020, 10:56:39 pm »
You know it's serious when even terrorist organisations start issuing travel advisories!  :o

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All non-essential travel to and from virus-hit countries has been suspended for Islamic State jihadis
https://twitter.com/glcarlstrom/status/1238494501523636231

(I was tempted to cross-post in the crazy world news thread, but it's a rare outbreak of common sense from the head-choppers so here we are...)
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2020, 10:35:22 am »
You know it's serious when even terrorist organisations start issuing travel advisories!  :o

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All non-essential travel to and from virus-hit countries has been suspended for Islamic State jihadis
https://twitter.com/glcarlstrom/status/1238494501523636231

(I was tempted to cross-post in the crazy world news thread, but it's a rare outbreak of common sense from the head-choppers so here we are...)

It says something when IS is taking a more sensible approach than BoJo...
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citoyen

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2020, 02:30:25 pm »
Panic buyers have successfully executed a DDOS attack on my favourite bakery supplies website. Gah! It's bad enough that I can't buy flour in Tesco.

Shame they haven't closed their doors to new customers, as I understand some other online retailers have done.

ian

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2020, 02:40:32 pm »
I'm going to be making risotto with 'pudding rice' as that's the only rice they had in Waitrose. Looks pretty much to be arborio to my eyes. Risotto is basically savoury rice pud anyway.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2020, 02:43:57 pm »
The self-service coffee machine in Waitrose is now out of order because they're unable to maintain its cleanliness.

ian

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2020, 02:48:30 pm »
I had to walk to the other side of the store to use the other coffee machine as the milk dispenser was broken.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2020, 03:34:05 pm »
The builders have taken away the skip of rubble that was underneath my window.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2020, 03:41:20 pm »
I had a vision/dream the other evening of the Amazonian tribesman who, having inherited the earth, makes his way downriver in search of replacement Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle t-shirts, paddles his dugout across the Atlantic Ocean, lands on our southwestern shores and somehow finds himself in Rugeley, whereupon he marvels at the large Amazon warehouse and is dazzled by the prospect of sundry consumer electronics and unicorn-themed tat...

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2020, 08:46:18 pm »
The builders have taken away the skip of rubble that was underneath my window.
They need it for the corpses!
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andytheflyer

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2020, 09:04:20 am »
My wife's ABRSM Grade 7 Flute and my Grade 3 Saxophone exams have been cancelled, sine die.  Just as I'd got to a reasonable level of preparation too.

T42

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2020, 09:17:12 am »
The Great White Paramedical Services Building (a.k.a. Taj Mahal) next door is shut. People will have to go elsewhere for their melted-chocolate massages (149€).
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2020, 09:33:48 am »
The builders have taken away the skip of rubble that was underneath my window.

Our neighbourhood rubble skip still receives the occasional *thunk*. I wish it were otherwise.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2020, 06:20:39 pm »
The builders have taken away the skip of rubble that was underneath my window.

Our neighbourhood rubble skip still receives the occasional *thunk*. I wish it were otherwise.
That brings to mind the railway bridge scenes from "The Ladykillers", the 1955 version with Alec Guinness.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2020, 08:56:20 pm »
Thank the Lord for Wimbledon - they are currently planning to keep the planned dates in June/July. Perhaps there is still hope for modern civilisation?
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2020, 11:23:59 am »
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2020, 12:43:03 pm »
The TT's off too :'(
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2020, 01:08:47 pm »
The TT's off too :'(

Those viruses must be bloody fast !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2020, 01:24:13 pm »
My egg moulds have not arrived from China.
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ElyDave

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2020, 01:57:48 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51870325

Eurovision song sontest cancelled

Either  :thumbsup:  or  :'(
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