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This thread is getting a bit Frenchy.
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Dutch angles.

French curves.

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Epic Twitter thread of Victorian Christmas cards.

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312
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sparks wrote: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:31 am I feel as though I'm in an episode of "Mad Men".
https://twitter.com/superbranch/status/ ... 45665?s=20
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:39 am Epic Twitter thread of Victorian Christmas cards.

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312
Have to remember that the Xmas iconography we are familiar with today didn't exist in mid to late 19th c.. Much in keeping with Victorian social Interaction, the cards served as "conversation pieces" for the middle to upper class and the "tradition" of weird cards evolved thereof.

Your average guttersnipe could neither afford cards or the stamp to send them.

Today, it's Xmas jumpers that serve a similar function and is Infinitely more tedious because every sod has got one and wearers all mince about as if they should be the center of attention.

"Like my jumper?"

"No, it's shit."

Bring back the cards. Humbug.
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Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
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Once upon a time, television was not afraid.

Although, I had to laugh at the idea "Honky" was ever a serious insult.

https://twitter.com/kmele/status/147342 ... wsrc%5Etfw
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Ben Trovado wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
And of course, Lithuanian hands.
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Ben Trovado wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:51 pm
Ben Trovado wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
And of course, Lithuanian hands.
Only with Dutch courage.
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Then get some Irish coffee.

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Over on the boulevard?
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Someone asked me to define "Jewish Mother":



– J. "I'm Your Mother . . . Remember Me?" D.
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War Propaganda for Children

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Doctor X wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:15 am War Propaganda for Children

– J.D.
Child war propaganda is best war propaganda.
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Pyrrho wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:07 pm https://i.imgur.com/PGT6uJ6.jpg
Very nice ... mono.
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I have higher standards.

I mean, where do you put the 8 track?

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Doctor X wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:36 pm I have higher standards.

I mean, where do you put the 8 track?

– J.D.
In the edsel.
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Doctor X wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:18 am

– J.D.
Haven't heard that for years.
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Hotarubi wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:11 pm
Doctor X wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:18 am

– J.D.
Haven't heard that for years.
Out there somewhere is a guy who plays two parts to the theme on his (acoustic) guitar - sounds legitimately like 2 people.

I'll try to find a link (at least 5-6 years old, probably more).
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I’m old enough to remember when nuclear power plants would make electricity too cheap to even meter!
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Seriously

Everybody would just pay 5$ a month

Use all you want
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And because the past is a foreign country, that worked out to about $100 in today’s money
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Well, here's a story I've been waiting 30 years to tell. I learnt the song Sultans of Swing from my French teacher, name of George Walker, who told me that he was the subject of that song. He said he met Knopfler when he came into the pub, and he and the band had a nice chat afterwards. He would have been in his 40s in the late 80s (I'm guessing), and his jazz band played occasionally at our school (in West Sussex). Yes, he was a rhythm player, and yes he knew all the chords. I think he played a sunburst Gibson 335. I don't think he was professional or ever released a record. He was a very down-to-earth bloke, and he didn't seem to be bragging when he said this story – he just mentioned it as an interesting anecdote to a keen young guitar player (i.e. me!) The teachers seemed to know this story and no one seemed to doubt it. Of course, he might have been mistaken, it might not have been Knopfler, or I might have remembered it wrong. But I've been boring the socks off people for decades now with that bit of trivia.
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Where you get the "Sun readers don't care who runs the country, provided she got big tits!" reference from.

Meanwhile, she does have an IMDB page. . . .

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Doctor X wrote: Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:36 am Where you get the "Sun readers don't care who runs the country, provided she got big tits!" reference from.

Meanwhile, she does have an IMDB page. . . .

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I'm glad she waited until she was 16.

However I'm curious why they didn't post the outraged letter from Pete O'Fyle of Moisty Lane, Staffordshire
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Probably because they were not sure of the civil risks of publishing his condemnation of the excessive depictions of Mary Whitehouse's cankles.

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