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Wow! What a scorcher!!
« on: 19 June, 2020, 08:18:12 am »
OK that's enough about rain. 30c forecast for London next week. That's hotter than [insert name of some foreign place].
Sic transit and all that..

orraloon

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #1 on: 19 June, 2020, 08:20:30 am »
Hartlepool?

Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #2 on: 19 June, 2020, 09:11:44 am »
Swindon?  ;) :D
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #3 on: 19 June, 2020, 03:29:53 pm »
Ushuaia?
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #4 on: 19 June, 2020, 04:09:20 pm »
Bongo Bongo Land?
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #5 on: 19 June, 2020, 04:16:21 pm »
People in the Congo (neither version) haven't heard of Umbongo. I've asked extensively.

I therefore declare that they do not 'drink it in the Congo.'

Next week I investigate Kia-Ora. Is it really too orangy for crows?
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #6 on: 19 June, 2020, 06:15:11 pm »
People in the Congo (neither version) haven't heard of Umbongo. I've asked extensively.

I therefore declare that they do not 'drink it in the Congo.'

Next week I investigate Kia-Ora. Is it really too orangy for crows?

I shall use my extensive contacts in showbiz* to pitch "ianvestigates!" to Bravo-2 as a series.  Every week ian checks out the truthiness of 80s TV shitvertising slogans.  Buy shares in water cooler manufacturers, kids, this is gonna be huge!

* Professor Larrington has a couple of godchildren whose parents have been on the telly
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #7 on: 19 June, 2020, 07:49:34 pm »
People in the Congo (neither version) haven't heard of Umbongo. I've asked extensively.

I therefore declare that they do not 'drink it in the Congo.'

Next week I investigate Kia-Ora. Is it really too orangy for crows?

I shall use my extensive contacts in showbiz* to pitch "ianvestigates!" to Bravo-2 as a series.  Every week ian checks out the truthiness of 80s TV shitvertising slogans.  Buy shares in water cooler manufacturers, kids, this is gonna be huge!

* Professor Larrington has a couple of godchildren whose parents have been on the telly

Sounds good, I'd watch it ;D
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #8 on: 19 June, 2020, 07:59:13 pm »
I genuinely have investigated Um Bongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My Congolese friends are adamant and willing to go on the record that they do not drink it in the Congo. (This could be a lie, my long-anticipated trip to Kinshasha still waits for political stability and I'm not sure I plan to live that long.)

I've also investigated the possibility that it's The Other Congo. I've emailed Clément Mouamba to ask him but he's not yet responded. I'm a bit like that chap from Eastenders who investigates hard stuff.

I do like the pitch of ianvestigates though. I also want to know if Shake-n-Vac really puts the freshness back and is there genuinely a society of secret lemonade drinkers? I may have to infiltrate it.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #9 on: 19 June, 2020, 08:04:20 pm »
You'd need to investigate the persistent rumors that the Shake-n-Vac ads were showing a bored suburban housewife cleaning up after a daytime gangbang before her husband got home from work.

orraloon

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #10 on: 19 June, 2020, 08:07:43 pm »
Get Barry Scott on the case.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #11 on: 19 June, 2020, 08:12:15 pm »
Bzzt! Deviation! The archetypal headline is "Phewataschorcha!"

And it is not my intention to call myself Phewbagger.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #12 on: 19 June, 2020, 08:13:37 pm »
People in the Congo (neither version) haven't heard of Umbongo. I've asked extensively.

I therefore declare that they do not 'drink it in the Congo.'

Next week I investigate Kia-Ora. Is it really too orangy for crows?

You also need to investigate if it just for me and my dog.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #13 on: 21 June, 2020, 09:10:27 pm »
Ian: can you also confirm that it's frothy man?

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #14 on: 21 June, 2020, 10:07:05 pm »
And does Harp stay sharp right to the bottom of the glass.
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Kim

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #15 on: 21 June, 2020, 10:18:53 pm »
I'll be tuning in for the Ian Rush lactose intolerance exposé.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #16 on: 21 June, 2020, 10:24:08 pm »
And do bears really drink Hofmeister, and vikings Skol?

But what I really want to know is why are druids so thick? When talking on the beeb about the longest day, two of them independently repeated the line "the sun rises everywhere". No it fucking doesn't, that's why you are celebrating the solstice right now, because the length of day is fucking seasonal.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #17 on: 22 June, 2020, 12:18:55 am »
If Hans does do dishes, which was unlikely I think, is he a mild Green?
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #18 on: 22 June, 2020, 12:20:03 am »
ianVestigates

Come on guys, lets get the capitalisation right.
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #19 on: 22 June, 2020, 09:35:36 am »
I believe the common design is ianvestigates. Ideally, it requires a thin font.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #20 on: 22 June, 2020, 01:48:45 pm »
If Hans does do dishes, which was unlikely I think, is he a mild Green?

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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #21 on: 22 June, 2020, 03:00:31 pm »
After a morning of intense investigation, it seems true that while Weebles wobble, they indeed don't fall down.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #22 on: 22 June, 2020, 03:38:32 pm »
OK that's enough about rain. 30c forecast for London next week. That's hotter than [insert name of some foreign place].

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #23 on: 23 June, 2020, 06:46:26 am »
I genuinely have investigated Um Bongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My Congolese friends are adamant and willing to go on the record that they do not drink it in the Congo. (This could be a lie, my long-anticipated trip to Kinshasha still waits for political stability and I'm not sure I plan to live that long.)

I've also investigated the possibility that it's The Other Congo. I've emailed Clément Mouamba to ask him but he's not yet responded. I'm a bit like that chap from Eastenders who investigates hard stuff.

I do like the pitch of ianvestigates though. I also want to know if Shake-n-Vac really puts the freshness back and is there genuinely a society of secret lemonade drinkers? I may have to infiltrate it.

Having been to both Congos, I can confirm that I never saw the residents thereof partaking of the aforementioned liquid refreshment. 
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #24 on: 23 June, 2020, 09:23:10 am »
I genuinely have investigated Um Bongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My Congolese friends are adamant and willing to go on the record that they do not drink it in the Congo. (This could be a lie, my long-anticipated trip to Kinshasha still waits for political stability and I'm not sure I plan to live that long.)

I've also investigated the possibility that it's The Other Congo. I've emailed Clément Mouamba to ask him but he's not yet responded. I'm a bit like that chap from Eastenders who investigates hard stuff.

I do like the pitch of ianvestigates though. I also want to know if Shake-n-Vac really puts the freshness back and is there genuinely a society of secret lemonade drinkers? I may have to infiltrate it.

Having been to both Congos, I can confirm that I never saw the residents thereof partaking of the aforementioned liquid refreshment.

Strictly speaking, that's no longer true, because a couple of years back I posted a six-pack of cartons to two chaps in Kinshasha. As a surprise, they actually received it, so I have a photo of two smiling gents slurping the magical juice through little plastic straws. I may up the ante by telling Clément that the Other Congo has it. Probably that weird bit of Angola that sits between them too.
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