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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BobClay, Jul 1, 2020.
We've probably all been there from the times of MFI Flatpacks:
"You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
"I think there may be something wrong with this world."
Dolores Abernathy, Westworld.
If you must tell a lie, you might as well tell a big un !!!
How to become a Marine Engineer:
If it's dirty, wipe it with an oily rag.
If it's noisy, squirt it with an oil can.
If it doesn't work, hit with a big hammer.
If it still doesn't work, bypass it or blank it off.
If it works ... don't F*** with it.
Sounds like the spec for a colliery fitter.
"You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time towards the open sea. It goes. That's all."
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea"
"If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."
I have had a few hungover rounds of golf, they are always terrible.
"All generalizations are false. Including this one."
I've been reading some early Len Deighton spy books of late. These date from the 60's (and were filmed at the time with Michael Caine, but the films never took the style of the books.)
Here's a quote from Funeral in Berlin which features a marvellously funny although sinister character Colonel Stok of the KGB who has a whole bagful of black humour jokes..
"Your capitalism, how can it ever work. There is a village in Africa where the tribesmen stand in the deep crocodile infested water, fishing. They send the fish they catch for barter to the next village where the main industry is manufacturing wooden legs.
"I don't believe in Astrology. I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical by nature."
Arthur C. Clarke
(Me too Arthur. )