Today I saw...

BobClay

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"the UK's burgeoning status as a great, independent maritime trading nation"
Boris Johnson on the announcement of a new Royal Super Yacht to be built last year, now scrubbed (thankfully.)

Last night this c*** appeared on my TV at the COP meeting and claimed to be: 'the foot soldier, the spear carrier' of the fight again climate change. (I've left out all the incoherent aahhhs, uummms, eerrrrrs that come between every word when he babbles.)

Why doesn't somebody take this moron 'out back, brick wall, .50 calibre machine gun.'

I'd be quite happy to do it, although I don't have a .50 calibre machine gun, (or a wall for that matter.) But hey, I can improvise. I have a baseball bat I bought in Beaumont, Texas when I paid off the Mobil Pegasus many years ago. I had a bit of trouble getting that home I can tell you. Apparently large uniformed Texicans with enormous revolvers aren't keen on the idea of taking a baseball bat on a plane as 'hand luggage.' :eek::eek::mad::embarrass:
 
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proactive

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"the UK's burgeoning status as a great, independent maritime trading nation"
Boris Johnson on the announcement of a new Royal Super Yacht to be built last year, now scrubbed (thankfully.)

Last night this c*** appeared on my TV at the COP meeting and claimed to be: 'the foot soldier, the spear carrier' of the fight again climate change. (I've left out all the incoherent aahhhs, uummms, eerrrrrs that come between every word when he babbles.)

Why doesn't somebody take this moron 'out back, brick wall, .50 calibre machine gun.'

I'd be quite happy to do it, although I don't have a .50 calibre machine gun, (or a wall for that matter.) But hey, I can improvise. I have a baseball bat I bought in Beaumont, Texas when I paid off the Mobil Pegasus many years ago. I had a bit of trouble getting that home I can tell you. Apparently large uniformed Texicans with enormous revolvers aren't keen on the idea of taking a baseball bat on a plane as 'hand luggage.' :eek::eek::mad::embarrass:
In early 2002, so not long after 9/11, my then girlfriend (now the current Mrs p) came over from Hungary to move in with me. Her grandmother gave her a set of cuttlery to take with her because she wasn't sure if we had knives and forks in the UK!!! Mrs p put them in her luggage and without thinking put them in her hand luggage.

Obviously this was spotted at customs and she proceeded to spend the night in a cell at the airport whilst the authorities sorted things out. Now I'll grant you she was only 21 at the time and therefore reasonably innocent but still.

I recall her being slightly miffed when I burst out laughing when she told me the story. I also recall wondering if this was really someone I wanted to move in with...
 

BobClay

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... and so another cabinet minister bites the dust .... :heyhey::eek:

Some may remember a Spectre board meeting from the Bond film 'Thunderball' in which a failed member received some just deserts. Can't help but think the cabinet room in number 10 might draw some inspiration from this, thus saving time and money (even if it is a bit messy.)

:P:P:P

 

staffordjas

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Saw these 2 going very low and close together overhead whilst I was standing in a carpark trying to film them. Thought I was going crazy as my phone camera or video didn't pick them up at all despite me being able to see them clearly! Glad to get back home to see them reported in the local news , so I've not gone nutty and seeing things after all . 😂 (I was so used to being on the RAF/Army flight path back in Stafford , so was used to them zooming overhead almost taking the tree tops off, but seems a rare occurance around here)

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Studio Tan

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Well I never ! Has anyone seen the Aldi Christmas TV ad ? How did they get it past the Advertising Standards Authority ? Basically - at one point in the ad - Kevin the Carrot ‘fires’ off into a snowman to become his nose - but misses the mark and becomes his penis.
 

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littleme

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Well I never ! Has anyone seen the Aldi Christmas TV ad ? How did they get it past the Advertising Standards Authority ? Basically - at one point in the ad - Kevin the Carrot ‘fires’ off into a snowman to become his nose - but misses the mark and becomes his penis.
The carer told me that, but I wasn't watching and didn't believe him! 🤣🤣🤣
 

Mudgie

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Well I never ! Has anyone seen the Aldi Christmas TV ad ? How did they get it past the Advertising Standards Authority ? Basically - at one point in the ad - Kevin the Carrot ‘fires’ off into a snowman to become his nose - but misses the mark and becomes his penis.
And did the snowman mind ?
I doubt it.
 

BobClay

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COP meeting on climate change:

Reminds me of the story of the fellow who fell off a very high skyscraper. As he hurtled downward and passed each window, he was heard to say:
"So far, so good."

SPLAT !!
 

staffordjas

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Something to find if my brain still works....luckily it does :D

Thought to be the shortest IQ test in the world, the Cognitive Reflection Test consists of just three questions.
However, many people still find it difficult with only around 17% of people able to pass it during a study.
The common IQ test is a great way to test your knowledge. But most are pretty lengthy.
This IQ test would seem simple with only three questions - but left 83% of people boggled and failing the test.

What is the Cognitive Reflection IQ test?

The Cognitive Reflection Test was originally part of a research paper published in 2005 by MIT Professor Shane Frederick, and has recently resufaced online with many people giving it a go.

As part of his research, Professor Frederick had more than 3,000 participants from a range of educational backgrounds complete the test, but even those attending top American universities such as Yale and Harvard struggled to work out all the answers.

Professor Frederick said: "The three items on the CRT are ‘easy’ in the sense that their solution is easily understood when explained, yet reaching the correct answer often requires the suppression of an erroneous answer that springs ‘impulsively’ to mind."

What are the questions?

1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

What are the answers?

These are the three most common answers that people guess, but they are actually incorrect:
1. 10 cents
2. 100 minutes
3. 24 days
Professor Frederick said: "Anyone who reflects upon it for even a moment would recognise that the difference between $1 and 10 cents is only 90 cents, not $1 as the problem stipulates.

"In this case, catching that error is tantamount to solving the problem, since nearly everyone who does not respond ‘10 cents’ does, in fact, give the correct response."
The correct answers are:
1. Five cents
2. Five minutes
3. 47 days

Puzzled? Here are the answers explained​

Presh Talwalkar, the author of The Hoy of Game Theory: An Introduction to Strategic Thinking, explained how to work out the correct answers for each of the three questions on his blog, Mind Your Decisions.
1. Say the ball costs X. Then the bat costs $1 more, so it is X + 1. So we have bat + ball = X + (X + 1) = 1.1 because together they cost $1.10. This means 2X + 1 = 1.1, then 2X = 0.1, so X = 0.05. This means the ball costs five cents and the bat costs $1.05
2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, then it takes one machine five minutes to make one widget (each machine is making a widget in five minutes). If we have 100 machines working together, then each can make a widget in five minutes. So there will be 100 widgets in five minutes.
3. Every day FORWARD the patch doubles in size. So every day BACKWARDS means the patch halves in size. So on day 47 the lake is half full.
 
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