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Re: The UK thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:23 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Is Milo a citizen of the UK now, or what?
He always was, AFAIK
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:31 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Is Milo a citizen of the UK now, or what?
He always was, AFAIK
A foreigner interfering with our election. :o

Let's blame him instead of Putin. 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:26 am

Well, I just spent a fun day in hospital with an acute asthma attack. Saddleworth Moor's on fire, big time.

The blaze covers 3.7miles (6km) of moorland above Stalybridge and prompted the evacuation of up to 100 homes.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed it had asked for military assistance.

One resident described seeing "ash falling like rain" and another said it "looked like the apocalypse".
The military has been called in to help battle a huge moorlands fire which has been raging for three days.

The blaze covers 3.7miles (6km) of moorland above Stalybridge and prompted the evacuation of up to 100 homes.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed it had asked for military assistance.

One resident described seeing "ash falling like rain" and another said it "looked like the apocalypse".
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And they call Manchester the Rainy City!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Carr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:43 am

That's why there's no smoking in the prone position!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:20 am

BBC wrote:Warburton's shuts crumpet plants due to CO2 shortage

The firm has run out of carbon dioxide which it uses to package the product.

The CO2 scarcity has already forced beer, fizzy drink and meat firms to curb production.

Warburton's supplies 1.5 million crumpets a week to UK consumers, packaged using carbon dioxide to give them longer shelf life and prevent mould.

But plants in London and Burnley have run out of CO2 and supplies at the company's Stockton site are intermittent.

"We have had quite big shortfalls," said Tearmh Taylor, a spokeswoman for Warburton's.

"We're probably running at about 50% of what we can normally make" she said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44644407

CO2 shortage, really? :roll:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:21 am

Why not use hydrogen instead? :)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:55 am

Loch Ness monster hunter concludes: it's a big catfish

LONDON (Reuters) - After nearly quarter century camping out by the banks of Scotland’s Loch Ness hoping to glimpse “Nessie”, the most dedicated hunter of the legendary monster has given up, concluding it is just a very big catfish.

Steve Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house and job in southwest England in 1991 to spend his life looking for the Loch Ness monster, believes he has solved the mystery behind its many sightings, the Times newspaper reported on Thursday.

Rather than being a primeval beast, he suspects it is a Wels catfish, a native European catfish that the paper said could grow up to 13 ft (4 meters) long. Victorians introduced the fish to the dark waters of the loch to provide sport.

“I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster,” Feltham was quoted as saying. “What a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-odd- ... reddit.com

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For those interested in the European catfish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qs0B0FY30s.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:43 am

asthmatic camel wrote:I'd never heard of upskirting before but it's apparently the practice of taking photographs of women's unmentionables beneath their skirts without their consent. How this can be done is beyond me but there you go; we Brits are nothing if not ingenious.
Definitely more ingenious:
BBC wrote:Wisconsin man injured after upskirting shoe camera explodes

A man in the US State of Wisconsin was injured after a camera installed in his shoe exploded, local police say.

The 32-year-old had installed the device to take illicit photographs of women under their skirts.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44655263

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Re: The UK thread

Post by sparks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:08 am

If that damned deranged fool can't get enough pussy shots, he should be locked in a padded room and forced to watch reruns of Trump speeches.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:17 pm

Because they know what happens next

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Grammatron wrote:Because they know what happens next
Indeed. :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:26 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:58 am

"Old Trafford" is a much cooler name than "Yankee Stadium" but they are equivalent.

And as previously pointed out, Mancunians of a certain class tend to be Yankees fans. :)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:09 am

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Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank falls from his horse during the Trooping the Colour 2018.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:37 am

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Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank falls from his horse during the Trooping the Colour 2018.
At least he was wearing protective clothing.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 am

I did not think there were any actual "Field Marshals" = "General of the Army" in Limeyland, but that promotion, like "shagging Old Bess," is an honorary rank nowadays. He and others receive it when they retire. This does not happen in Freedom, though I believe Reagan or perhaps Bush suggested making Admiral Crowe a five star to keep him about.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 am

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