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Graeme

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #675 on: January 20, 2019, 03:44:31 pm »
Are you interested in tennis, Graeme? Or indeed other sport?

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... I was, in my youth, a member of Chesham Bois Lawn Tennis Club. Then I discovered I looked old enough to get served in most pubs, and that was Game, Set and Match for tennis.
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Graeme

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #676 on: January 20, 2019, 03:46:15 pm »
I think this needs a venn diagram to show, amongst other things, those instances when the Queen was not wearing a seatbelt and Prince Philip was not not wearing a seatbelt.

Perhaps with a factor for whether either of them were playing tennis at the time?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #677 on: January 20, 2019, 03:59:19 pm »
I think this needs a venn diagram to show, amongst other things, those instances when the Queen was not wearing a seatbelt and Prince Philip was not not wearing a seatbelt.

Perhaps with a factor for whether either of them were playing tennis at the time?
A mixed doubles match against the Saudi royals?
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #678 on: January 20, 2019, 04:33:12 pm »
Phil the Greek has form for turning stuff over. His carriage rolling driving exploits have been well documented in the past. Conveniently I can't find any on 'tube...
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #679 on: January 20, 2019, 05:42:31 pm »
Are you interested in tennis, Graeme? Or indeed other sport?

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... I was, in my youth, a member of Chesham Bois Lawn Tennis Club. Then I discovered I looked old enough to get served in most pubs, and that was Game, Set and Match for tennis.
Well hopefully that exciting report from Auntie Beeb will have re-stimulated your interest. It really is a jolly exciting result!

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #680 on: January 20, 2019, 05:47:13 pm »
I'd have thought a much read story about seat-belt wearing was a good thing in this era of 'f... the Highway Code' ...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #683 on: January 28, 2019, 11:05:11 am »
He says "I can't believe this is my life." We say "I can't believe you make a career out of being a 19-year-old with middle-aged eyebrows and a cattle-ring through your nose."
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #684 on: January 28, 2019, 12:39:36 pm »
He's really Troy Tempest.

Redlight

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #685 on: January 28, 2019, 01:04:11 pm »
Not being the target market I am happy to say I'd never heard of him until a few minutes ago. But now I'm feeling nostalgic for Gok Wan.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #686 on: January 28, 2019, 01:07:04 pm »
He's really Troy Tempest.
I think that Is an unfair comparison. Troy Tempest looks way more real,than that.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #687 on: January 28, 2019, 01:15:44 pm »
I just skimmed that article, and my interest wasn't raised sufficiently to delve, but dit anyone else notice the caption to the picture "Luke Strong told the BBC it took him over three hours to travel 0.8 miles" .... he has a sweatshirt with a bike on it.

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #688 on: January 28, 2019, 01:24:51 pm »
I did, but I was more struck by the fact that someone who does physical exercise for a living didn't just opt to get out and walk. It's Birmingham not Johannesburg.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #689 on: January 28, 2019, 01:37:13 pm »
He's really Troy Tempest.
Well spotted resemblance.  :thumbsup:
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #690 on: January 28, 2019, 01:56:36 pm »
He's really Troy Tempest.

I was thinking more Max Headroom
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #691 on: January 28, 2019, 01:59:31 pm »
He's really Troy Tempest.

I was thinking more Max Headroom

Max Headroom looks more realistic as well.  :demon:
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #692 on: January 29, 2019, 02:41:20 pm »
I did, but I was more struck by the fact that someone who does physical exercise for a living didn't just opt to get out and walk. It's Birmingham not Johannesburg.

As I understood it, he was driving and was stuck on a roundabout.  Probably not the best place to leave a car.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #693 on: January 29, 2019, 03:27:01 pm »
I did, but I was more struck by the fact that someone who does physical exercise for a living didn't just opt to get out and walk. It's Birmingham not Johannesburg.

As I understood it, he was driving and was stuck on a roundabout.  Probably not the best place to leave a car.

Ah, I misread that he was a passenger. I'll let him off. But still, better by bike.
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ian

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #694 on: February 05, 2019, 08:57:10 pm »
Man who fabricates things for a living turns out to be a fabricator.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #695 on: February 10, 2019, 11:44:35 pm »
BONG!... Apes which live in trees can climb... BONG!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47190443
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Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #696 on: February 10, 2019, 11:54:18 pm »
BONG!... Apes which live in trees can climb... BONG!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47190443

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