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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by VickersVandal » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 am

elderlyfemalerelati1 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Thanks for offer Tiffinata. Expect a knock at your door sometime soon.
Yes, I suppose your heat is a bit much, but I've just got back in after a day out in Rochester, and feel that when I finally take my boots off, they may rattle because of the frozen toes rolling around inside them. Perhaps just an hour or so of oppression would help nicely.

Oppression -> Peril :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Galahad: I don't think I was.
Lancelot: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Lancelot: No, it's far too perilous.
Galahad: Look, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
Lancelot: No, we've got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
Galahad: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Kismet » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am

I note you start your quote straight after the spanking...
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by VickersVandal » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 am

I wasn't sure it was absolutely necessary to include that... :D

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Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:17 am

Ha!
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:42 pm

VickersVandal wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 am

Oppression -> Peril :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Lancelot: We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
Galahad: I don't think I was.
Lancelot: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Lancelot: No, it's far too perilous.
Galahad: Look, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
Lancelot: No, we've got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
Galahad: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
:imao: :imao: We were only watching this a couple of nights ago - introducing our American grandchildren to this classic. They loved that our daughter, along with us, could quote so many lines.

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:53 am

Tonight I will be chaperoning my six-year old son and his scout troop at a "camping" event in the local science museum. (I'm not the only adult, don't worry! There will be plenty of grownups.)

We're bringing air mattresses and sleeping bags.

It will either be really fun, or a giant disaster.

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by auster_aiglet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:32 pm

It will be great fun, but don't expect any sleep! I know this from past experience with Cub Scouts, and more recently with Brownies :-)

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Fairblue » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:48 pm

It's Burns Night tonight and a warning has been issued already.

https://www.dgwgo.com/dumfries-galloway ... rs-warned/
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Kismet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:51 pm

Are they lowland haggises, with all their legs the same length, Fairblue?
'Major Bigglesworth,' said von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Fairblue » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm

It doesn't say whether they are lowland Haggi or Haggis Scottii Dexterous (running in a clockwise direction) or Haggis Scotti Sinistrous, (running in an anti-clockwise direction) unfortunately, Kismet.
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Post by Tracer » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:12 am

I wasn't able to transfer the link, but I saw an article in a Scottish paper yesterday warning people to keep their dogs under control following a spate of haggis-worrying in the Highlands.

Then I read another piece discussing intensively-reared haggi. Apparently due to their diet, they are fattier and softer than wild haggi, which taste gamier. Evidently if farmed haggi escape, the wild ones will have nothing to do with them.

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Post by Fairblue » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:40 am

I wasn't able to transfer the link, but I saw an article in a Scottish paper yesterday warning people to keep their dogs under control following a spate of haggis-worrying in the Highlands.
I put the link up in a post just above this, Tracer. I haven't seen the article about intensively-farmed haggis though.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Kismet » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:15 pm

I worry about the welfare of intensively farmed haggises. Like children and hens, haggis need fresh air and exercise whether they want it or not. I am very concerned to hear that farmed haggis are shunned by their wild cousins as they lack the appropriate six packs, developed by roaming the Scottish countryside.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by elderlyfemalerelati1 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:49 pm

Reminds me of a sign to be seen on the road west "Organic free range sausages for sale"
I always like to think of them scampering around the fields.

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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Foolscap » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:04 pm

Kismet wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:15 pm
I worry about the welfare of intensively farmed haggises. Like children and hens, haggis need fresh air and exercise whether they want it or not. I am very concerned to hear that farmed haggis are shunned by their wild cousins as they lack the appropriate six packs, developed by roaming the Scottish countryside.
Absolutely, Kismet.
And folk need to remember that a haggis is not just for Burns night, but a long term responsibility.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:37 pm

I survived my night at the museum!

We camped in the African Plains exhibit, under the watchful eyes of some kind of antelope.

We also had a planetarium show and built a parachute / container for an egg, which was launched from a balcony to teach the kids about the Mars Rover. (Our team’s egg did not survive impact!)
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Frecks » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 pm

Did you get any sleep?

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Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:48 pm

A little. It was lights out at 11pm and then they woke us at 6am, so we could have breakfast and pack up and leave by 8am when the museum opened to the public.
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Tracer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:43 am

That really does sound different! No hauntings by Egyptian Mummies, then?
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Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:05 pm

No mummies! There were some dinosaur skeletons and quite a few taxidermied animals from various parts of the world watching over us. The planetarium show was really cool as well.
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Post by Foolscap » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:44 pm

Delighted you got through this with some sleep and some fun, KK:-)
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Kismet » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:22 pm

Time to watch 'Night at the Museum' now?
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:46 pm

Whilst visiting ex-service friends yesterday, discovered that my friend's father had flown Camels in WWI !!!!!
She explained that he was an older dad and she had been the only child. He joined up aged 16, served with Lawrence (riding earth-bound camels) and transferred to the Flying Corps. She has a photo of his Camel on the wall and was quite amused by my instant adulation!! Next time I'll be getting more info, such as his Squadron details etc!! She knows I'm a Biggles' buff and thought I'd be interested. Now that was one massive understatement!! :dance:

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Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Wow that’s fantastic!!
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Re: The Chat Thread

Post by Fairblue » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 pm

That's superb, RSG. Not quite living memory, but almost.
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