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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Hancock's UN job offer withdrawn. "The last thing the African continent needs is a failed British politician. This isn't the 19th Century."
     
  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Indeed. At times, it feels more like the bloody 18th century. After all, we've got a Minister for it. :(
     
  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    As in a minister to oversee the transition forward to the 18th C?
     
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  4. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Well the Duppies are still fighting the battle of the Boyn, or is that Koom Valley:mad:
     
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Just listen to that music wid der rocks in it!
     
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  6. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Yesterday I fancied making some brown bread, for which I would require some molasses, so I put it on the shopping list. In the supermarket a young Anglo-Cypriot lady of some comeliness, with whom I had chatted in the past, asked if she could help (yes, they still do that king of thing in Cyprus), she having seen me going through all the products in the honey and sweet spreads section. I told her I was looking for some molasses, to which she instantly replied "Try the meat counter, but I think you'll have to buy the whole mole." It took a second, but then I did laugh, and have been chuckling about it since.

    She did then take me to the 'Ethnic foods' section where it was to be found.
     
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  7. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Having not had any for months, I've had a run of four postcards in a fortnight on ebay I've been able to buy (I collect ones of the villages my Essex family are from). One I've never seen before showing a church before it was rebuilt in 1908 (two squid including postage!), two more I'd never seen before, and one I had seen in the dim and distant past but, when I got the card, I discovered that I knew who both the recipient and the sender were - and I have photos of both!
     
  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I didn't know you could post churches...

    S
     
  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Add to the above list getting the annual cricket club photobook finished and ordered a good three weeks before the annual piss-up. Much as I enjoy the photos, getting the book ready on time is a PITA, so it's a weight off the mind getting it done. Looks good, too.
     
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  10. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

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  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Not come across that one. My HP still scanned after it died last week. The printer head failed which was a shame because the ink cartridges were nearly full. The printer was over its duty life. It's my office printer, so it gets hammered, and I only had 1 paper jam in 8 years - two fix which was the one and only time I cleaned the duplex mechanism.

    Today's job is unboxing the replacement, which cost only a little more than a new printer head, but of course it uses different ink cartridges. This one is supposed to have duplex scanning/copying which I'm looking forward to seeing - no more standing over the scanner turning pages and hitting VueScan Scan+ button, just chuck the lot into the document feed. Hopefully!

    HP Store seem to have got their act together - prices are competitive and delivery fast. I may trial their new ink subscription service - the printer auto-orders ink when it is getting low, though the "old" system is quite good. The old printer had a "web-page" that showed ink status and allowed one click ordering for each cartridge that was low.
     
  12. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    When our last Epson printer/scanner died, a few years ago, we replaced it with a laser printer. For scanning, I use my Canoscan film scanner.
     
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    My 16 year old BMW just sailed through its MOT. I'm a bit baffled by this advisory-"Direction indicator slightly discoloured Offside Front”. What's a "direction indicator"?
     
  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    *titter*
     
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's the one with the middle finger sticking up isn't it?
     
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  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    *Bigger titter*
     
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  17. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Its something they tried on older cars a while ago..... Due to customer feedback they are no longer fitted.
     
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  18. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Real question is - "What is a BMW direction indicator?".
     
  19. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    See above
     
  20. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I think Catriona answered that.
     
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