GCHQ is one spooky building - more underground than overground, but the biggest employer in the town by far. Wonder if they monitor FV threads...|
Spooks is thankfully back soon...love it.
Reply #721. Aug 27 10, 1:15 AM
That was FUNNY! Which one is owned by Tiger Woods? :))
Reply #723. Aug 28 10, 4:48 AM
What a horrible racetrack and going, but very funny: well done the commentator for not getting mixed up.|
Think more cruel than sticking a cat in a wheelie bin.
Reply #724. Aug 28 10, 6:05 AM
And now for something completely different....dancing lessons!|
A friend shared this with me on facebook, I was going to post it on the ban-the-burka thread as interval music (with the warning:contains partial nudity); while everybody gathered their senses ... but I didn't want to get told off!
Reply #725. Aug 29 10, 1:57 AM
That was lovely. I think he needed a change though!|
Reply #726. Aug 29 10, 2:28 AM
I did too after watching it, I laughed so hard!
Reply #727. Aug 29 10, 2:49 AM
Wonderful idea. Of course we start reading thinking it's all about nappies, but didn't you smile when you saw that someone had sneaked in the words "and other sanitary hygiene products" in the hope that not many people would notice? Let's hope it takes off, and spreads. And (same as above - RMG) to Carbon Footprints and all the other mantras too. |
Reply #729. Aug 29 10, 6:18 AM
Yes,Lesley I did....
"Carbon Footprints" - what a load of spin! They'll invent a tax for that....mark my words, lol;-)
Reply #730. Aug 29 10, 5:55 PM
Surely they already have? |
I got a phone call a few months ago from someone trying to get me to do something I wasn't interested in doing - can't remember what, though - change my energy supplier, or install solar panels... She told me that everyone wants to reduce their carbon footprint, and I (may I be forgiven) said no I don't. All this guff about carbon footprints is a load of bollards. Poor girl didn't know what to do (it wasn't in her script that someone might actually say no), and carried on digging herself an ever-bigger hole to flounder in.
Eventually I told her that I wasn't finding fault with her, because she had conducted herself impeccably: I blamed her employers for not having given her adequate training. Oh dear. I could almost see her drawing herself up to her full height and putting her shoulders back.
"I'll have you know - I have had quite enough training - I have had Three Days!"
Then she passed the phone to some random bloke, presumably to see if he could talk me round, but we both knew they were wasting their phone bill. I haven't heard from the company since.
Jack Dee might have said something similar. :)
Reply #731. Aug 29 10, 7:11 PM
poneke. Very funny. I loved it!|
Reply #732. Aug 29 10, 10:04 PM
Big excitement in Shamattawa, which is about 500 km north of where I live The excitement was caused by a polar bear in the vicinity. Shamattawa is an aboriginal community and elders said that polar bears had never been seen in the locality in living or ancient memory. Manitoba's polar bear population normally lives around Churchill which is some 375 km north of Shamattawa. Conservation officers who were called in said the bear was a relatively young adult.|
Folks who want to continue to deny climate change, global warming, whatever you want to call it, really need to take a closer look at what is going on in Canada's Arctic - and, I assume, other Arctic regions in Russia, etc.
Reply #733. Aug 30 10, 11:12 AM
LOL Daver. I loved this part:|
WMUR reports that Dubois' suit contends he suffered permanent brain damage "due to his heart stoppage."
Now, how could he possibly damage something he never had in the first place?
Reply #735. Sep 01 10, 11:05 PM
I hope he gets laughed out of court, and that the teacher is reinstated with full everything. |
In case anyone thought that only poor people could have rubbish doctors - it seems that rich people can employ idiots too:
Not surprised she's furious. There are some good doctors out there, and there are some who don't know how to look or listen or think.
I hope Douglas recovers, and that his useless doctors are sent for retraining. About five years in Siberia should do it. (Perhaps my ex-GP could join them.)
Reply #736. Sep 02 10, 11:52 AM
The BBC is reporting 'a large earthquake' on New Zealand's South Island. Anything more known? Hope all are well.
Reply #737. Sep 03 10, 12:04 PM
Nasty. Good article though - good pics. A lot of damage but "only" two men seriously injured.|
It was at half past four in the morning. Very nasty.
The police are out arresting looters. Doesn't take long for them to crawl out of the woodwork, does it?
Reply #739. Sep 03 10, 4:09 PM
The Pacific Ring of Fire has been busy overnight!
A State of Emergency has been declared by Civil Defence.
Reports are coming in and it's not good.
The earthquake is being reported as 7.1 - 7.4 on the richter scale. It hit at 4.35am. The entire Sth Island felt it and apparently as far away as New Plymouth in the North Island....I'm in Wellington and though I have experienced being woken by earthquakes before, this one I slept right through.
The real problems are because it was a shallow earthquake, only 30km down and some suburbs are built on sub-soil that is sand-based (liquifies in a quake). Christchurch city centre has been corndoned off.While we're all quite used to earthquakes, it's still way uncool to be hearing very frightened people ringing into the radio stations ...reporting the noise this beast made and being flung out of bed across the room, ground shaking so bad they couldn't get down the hallway to their screaming kids....not cool:-(
The damage is extensive and widespread with reports of buildings being flattened,roads cracked or buckled,no power,flights are cancelled while they assess damage to Chrictchurch airport and all trains in the Sth Island cancelled. I just heard one bloke on the radio who could see his neighbours house from his bedroom....because the external wall had collapsed, not because he was looking out a window.
We haven't heard of any loss of life,but we're all expecting at the least a lot of serious injuries ... it's going to take days to get to some of the more remote regions of the Sth Island. OooH, They'll have to be on the look out now for avalanches, just thought of that:-(
Saying a little prayer for my people in the Sth Island today. oxo
Reply #740. Sep 03 10, 4:28 PM
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