Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1351368 times)

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
It was the only way I was able to afford the Council Tax.
"A police spokesman said 'he would have got clean away if he hadn't chosen to make his escape along a canal tow path. We just followed the splashes.'"
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
It was the only way I was able to afford the Council Tax.
"A police spokesman said 'he would have got clean away if he hadn't chosen to make his escape along a canal tow path. We just followed the splashes.it hadn't been for those meddling kids!'"
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
A 'Featured Ad' on Facebook advertised a rather pricy eatery.

Included was a picture of chef with a Hebrew tattoo on his forearm.

Thought I'd enlarge and decipher it.

Looks like a Hebrew date, consistent possibly with a date of birth for the bearer.

Asking for identity theft IMHO...

T42

  • Tea tank
"If found, please return to... "?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Peru...

Point is, this is trivially easy to decode.

I suppose Beckham's Hebrew tattoo is just a simple quote (but might backfire if he splits from Victoria).

I don't do Chinese but understand some tattoos have not meant what the bearer might choose... 

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
I don't do Chinese but understand some tattoos have not meant what the bearer might choose...

My sister has a kanji on her shoulder and if anyone asks her, she tells them it's Chinese for 'tattoo'.

I don't know if she knows its real meaning.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.

Tattoos are rather more permanent than stickers and T-shirts...

JennyB

  • Old enough to know better
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.

That reminds me; when I ran away with the circus back in the '70s, they had a troupe of young acrobats who were always introduced as  "The Los Chicos". Later I discovered there was a similar  troupe in Argentina known as "Los Wee Gets."
Jennifer - walker of hills



Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.

That reminds me; when I ran away with the circus back in the '70s, they had a troupe of young acrobats who were always introduced as  "The Los Chicos". Later I discovered there was a similar  troupe in Argentina known as "Los Wee Gets."
I vaguely remember reading of a Polish-American performer who was known (in America) as Idzi Kutas. Not only does this sound like "Itchy Cute Ass" but actually means "Here comes the prick".
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.

That reminds me; when I ran away with the circus back in the '70s, they had a troupe of young acrobats who were always introduced as  "The Los Chicos". Later I discovered there was a similar  troupe in Argentina known as "Los Wee Gets."
I vaguely remember reading of a Polish-American performer who was known (in America) as Idzi Kutas. Not only does this sound like "Itchy Cute Ass" but actually means "Here comes the prick".

Did he quit performing and become the optometrist Dr. Czekaj?  Took ages to get an appointment with him...
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
In the late 80s, when I was into motorbikes, it was trendy to have Japanese stickers on mudguards etc. The rider almost certainly didn't know what they said and I expect some of them were not even proper characters. At the same time, there was a fashion in Japan to put English stickers on m/bikes, and some of those certainly didn't make sense.

That reminds me; when I ran away with the circus back in the '70s, they had a troupe of young acrobats who were always introduced as  "The Los Chicos". Later I discovered there was a similar  troupe in Argentina known as "Los Wee Gets."
I vaguely remember reading of a Polish-American performer who was known (in America) as Idzi Kutas. Not only does this sound like "Itchy Cute Ass" but actually means "Here comes the prick".

Did he quit performing and become the optometrist Dr. Czekaj?  Took ages to get an appointment with him...
That was his partner, Prof Zwlekaj.  :)
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Couldn't think of the correct place to put this, so I've dumped it here.


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by Basil W, on Flickr
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Are they loos that you get locked in?
"Waterloo, couldn't escape if I wanted to"...
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

T42

  • Tea tank
There's a bit in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert about Abba and loos.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
I'm a bit puzzled about one aspect of the decision to end the twice-yearly clock change. It seems each country will make its own decision whether to stay on summer or winter time. Isn't this going to lead to some oddities? For instance, if France and the Netherlands opt for summer time but Belgium chooses winter time, then when it's 1 o'clock in Belgium it will be 2 o'clock in its neighbours. Not only will this mean less time harmonisation than at present, it will give the curious experience of putting your watch forward when travelling west.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Kim

  • Timelord
I can only assume that with the copyright stuff, the EU were on a roll with making bad decisions.  Even mandating permanent summer time (which is daft) would be less silly than allowing everyone to do their own thing.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
I'm a bit puzzled about one aspect of the decision to end the twice-yearly clock change. It seems each country will make its own decision whether to stay on summer or winter time. Isn't this going to lead to some oddities? For instance, if France and the Netherlands opt for summer time but Belgium chooses winter time, then when it's 1 o'clock in Belgium it will be 2 o'clock in its neighbours. Not only will this mean less time harmonisation than at present, it will give the curious experience of putting your watch forward when travelling west.

This could result in a harder border 'twixt NI and Eire.

Eire might choose GMT, given its location west of the meridian. UK may well choose GMT +1 and screw the Scots & Welsh...

UK may well choose GMT +1 and screw the Scots & Welsh...

It's not going to have a great effect on Wales, and as for Scotland, in the winter there's only 6 hours of daylight anyway, so winter mornings are always dark, they'll just be darker until later in the year, with the benefit of lighter evenings arriving sooner. Can't see the problem myself, although I no longer live there.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Kim

  • Timelord
The way I see it, if you're going to pick an arbitrary time zone that doesn't reflect your astronomical time, you might as well use UTC.  If astronomical time is important for something (I dunno, farming electrons or milking cows or whatever), then you're going to do it at that time regardless of what the clock says.  There's a strong argument for clocks being reasonably in sync with the sun.

Obviously I lack the politicians' ability to prioritise business convenience over physical reality.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
I'm not greatly fussed about choosing summer or winter. I do think it will be beneficial to stop changing the time twice a year. But it seems something that's worth coordinating. We might end up with 2-hour jumps at time zone borders, if eg Portugal choose UTC winter and Spain choose UTC+1 summer. Or you return to the pre-war situation where every country chooses its own time zone.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Larger countries may have internal time zones e.g. Australia or the USA. Only some of those internal time zones follow daylight saving time changes. Life isn't too badly inconvenienced and at times benefited, if living near the borders.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Larger countries may have internal time zones e.g. Australia or the USA. Sometimes, only some of those internal time zones follow daylight saving time changes. Life isn't too badly inconvenienced and at times benefit, if living near the borders.

It can get horribly confusing sometimes, though.  Arizona doesn't do DST, Utah does, so if you travel straight north from the former to the latter in the summer...  Add to that the portion of the Navajo Nation that's in Arizona, which does do DST ???

And the time zone boundaries aren't always state lines; in the western part of South Dakota it's the Missouri and in one place I stayed in Idaho it just ran through the middle of town, putting dinner and bed in different zones.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

I am always amazed that Tenerife is the same time as the UK

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
My body functions best when astronomical noon is close to noon o'clock.

Spain and France in the summer have clocks 2 hours ahead of the sun, which I DON'T like.