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Today I Heard.....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Mmm, by pure chance*.they've just stopped me again, within a couple of hundred yards of the same place and close to the fortieth anniversary of the above event.


    * Of course, they could be reading the Forum... :ninja:

    The one who stopped me looked about thirteen - there is no way I would have served her alcohol, even if she had plausible-looking ID.
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    A new word (to me), 'Athleisure' ......
     
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    Fattongue ........
     
  4. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Flabletics......
     
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    .. a distinct mains buzz in the back room, which has quite a bit of mains-powered stuff in it.

    Locating the source has been an issue, it doesn't seem very directionally located.

    So, I set about isolating the source.

    A period of systematically turning off and disconnecting everything in there has left me believing that next-door have placed a fish tank against the wall and it's their air pump that I'm hearing...
     
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    Or the infamous buzzing fish calling for a mate. :hmm::P
     
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    It's not a Babel fish is it?
     
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  8. Gramaisc

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    Sorry, I can't understand your accent.
     
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    Heavily armed American gun nuts converged on Richmond, Virginia where that state wants to introduce limited gun control laws (very limited by our standards.) One guy, complete with AR15, flak jacket and baseball cap was told by a reporter: "But thousands die in this county of gun related incidents."
    His reply: "Come on, thousands die of heart attacks."

    :facepalm:
     
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    Monty Python's Terry Jones has gone :( "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy."

     
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    Your Weekly round-up from Stafford MF

    HS2 is to be scrapped entirely and built in full

    No Deal Brexit is back on the table replacing the once readily available food and place mats, however, as people can live on lard and water for a whole week Government has advised that there is no need to hoard

    Your local GP is probably more ill than 90% of the patients they see

    BUPA are developing a range of corridors to sell into the NHS

    The extreme Air Pollution in Stafford is due to its position on The Sow Delta and the numerous funeral pyres therein ,drivers on the M6 motorway southbound will be required to turn off their engines at junction 14 and coast to 13 to lower emissions

    Next weeks green bin collection will be at St Mary's and the following week at St Chads

    The Abyss Hotel can be hired by the minute, free WiFi and a toilet roll/silk sock, bring your own bedding

    Prince Harry is looking at properties on Attwood Island
     
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    One of the Richmond Gun protesters was blatantly carrying a .50 calibre Barrett sniper rifle. A weapon quite capable of shooting you through a brick wall at ranges up to a mile. He's allowed to do this because he's a licenced gun dealer, and he says: "It's no different from carrying a hammer."
    I'm starting to think apocalyptic climate change might not be such a bad idea.
     
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    Wonder how many forumites are old enough to known where Attwoods garage was....
     
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    I still have one of their leather key-fobs, although the silver print has worn off almost totally.
     
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    I bought my first car at Attwoods - a secondhand 1956 Morris Minor. The trip home was my first time driving unaccompanied and felt so weird.
     
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    Velocette ?
     
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    Am I right in thinking Attwoods was approx. where the Eago tile shop now is ? Also seem to remember they had petrol pumps which were alongside the Lichfield road, actually mounted on the pavement (!)

    (Is the motorcycle a New Imperial ?)
     
  19. Gramaisc

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    I remember the pumps always* being where the canopy still stands for the dry cleaner's premises now.

    There was a bit of realignment when the Queensway and the roundabout were built.

    It was a Jet supplier at one time, I recall.

    But, they will have had an earlier existence, I'm sure.


    * Recorded history here starts in 1974 for me...
     
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