Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1351933 times)

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
After 5 minutes of fruitlessly searching the house from top to bottom for my glasses, I looked down to see them in my shirt pocket. Arse.  ::-)
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Guy

  • Left-Wing Moonbat Green NAZI
After 5 minutes of fruitlessly searching the house from top to bottom for my glasses, I looked down to see them in my shirt pocket. Arse.  ::-)

Welcome to my world
What duck?

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
I found this... it answers the question (but there's no veracity check for it!)

https://www.answers.com/Q/Why_do_officers_have_more_medals_than_soldiers

That pretty much tallies with what a senior RAF officer (wing commander, iirc) once told me, though I think he was partly being self-deprecating.

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Statistically, the more medals you have, the less likely you are to have been shot. So the best way to survive a war is to start it with a lot of medals and the best way to win a war is to ensure your military has plentiful and splendid chest ornamentation.
!nataS pihsroW

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
The answers are probably all related to:

Tea, milk in first
Scones, jam under cream

And cricket.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
I for one welcome our new overlords ...

Quote
The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs termed a "bloom" #CAwx

80 by 80 MILES ACROSS !!!

https://twitter.com/NWSSanDiego/status/1136115889516867586

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ladybugs-on-radar-20190604-story.html




Now this is a Queens birthday honour I can get behind.
Boyd Tunnock, creator of the Tunnock Teacake and founder of the makers of caramel logs has been knighted.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Now this is a Queens birthday honour I can get behind.
Boyd Tunnock, creator of the Tunnock Teacake and founder of the makers of caramel logs has been knighted.
Not surprising, he is keen to rebrand Tunnocks are keen to rebrand as a 'British' product, replacing the lion rampart with the union jack.

Edd

So a robot has been made that has mastered "irony".

Quote from: New Scientist
The technology is based on a computer program that analyses the best response the robot should make in a normal conversation and then flips words and adds verbal emphasis like overstatement to introduce irony. (When the intended meaning of a phrase is opposite to the literal meaning.) So, in a conversation about the weather, the phrase “I hate raining. I usually have a bad mood when it rains” becomes “Super! I utterly love raining”, with, say, unusual elongated stress on the word utterly and a smile.
newscientist.com/article/2206270

That won't get annoying!

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Loads of knackered-looking people dressed mainly in black on my train.

Ah, it was Download this weekend.

fd3

I have come to think that people on the forum look like their avatar.  I will be very disappointed if citoyen is not in fact Mark Cavendish and if Mr Larrington turns out not to be a bear.

Ms Beardy the younger has just made us watch a documentary on Flat Earthers. I’m scared, very scared!
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

For several nights now I've heard a strange noise from outside my flat.   Looking down into the carpark below, it's a chap in a shellsuit, pacing backwards & forwards while flinging his hands behind him to slap himself on the back, hence the noise.  He's out there now.  Rather odd.  Some new exercise fad I've not heard about ?  Religious self flagellation ?
Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

T42

  • Tea tank
Sounds like the DTs.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.