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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 3:20 pm

Not bad! I will refrain from the obvious school-boy jokes. Saint Catherines connection?

I once had a girlfriend whose name was Mosley. She used to go on about uncle Oswald all the time.. Not everyone can say that.
 
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July 14th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Aren't we all? I'm watching his Comedy Vehicle series in the evenings and they are painfully hilarious (especially after ABS exercises).
And I thought you had a sense of humour. 

I once slept in the bed of his comedy partner (Richard Herring). (Am trying to outdo Cuch!)
So if I go to bed with Richard Herring I will have Wilmott number 2?
 
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July 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm

 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Shall I suggest an edit to this website to include his Wilmott number?
 
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July 14th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Shall I suggest an edit to this website to include his Wilmott number?
yes! My Wilmott number is 1.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... wilm.10366

Sleeping in beds doesn't count.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Mrs Cuchulainn's is 2. Lucky woman!

But Stewart Lee's show is not bad. Many hidden parodies of famous film styles and scenes - probably Iannucci's touch. The Think of It and In the Loop were only just acceptable - I appreciate the poetic dialogues, situational humour and acting, but there wasn't enough substance to outbalance the whole load of it. But it was very English...
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 5:44 pm

My bacon number today was 2. As in strips.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm

He is the brother of my old juggling partner.

Cuch, I see now why you are so fond of the EU.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2019, 6:50 pm

I have a Berry phase in the summer, but today I also increased my Barles Cabbage number.

Anyway, I've heard that all male swinger clubs are popular in Britain, but I would never suspect that we had one here!
 
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July 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm


Cuch, I see now why you are so fond of the EU.
What I like most is when people hassle me I say "It's EU law". Works every time.
 
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July 15th, 2019, 12:08 am

I once had a girlfriend.
You're full of surprises. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
 
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July 15th, 2019, 10:01 am


Cuch, I see now why you are so fond of the EU.
What I like most is when people hassle me I say "It's EU law". Works every time.
I work for one of the A8 countries and we sometimes crash against the "EU laws". The problem is nobody never knows how to implement them... so we move on!
BTW, Norway decided to be even worse than the EU and to work with them I need to be employed there. Can you recommend a pepper spray against white bears?
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July 15th, 2019, 10:51 am

I once had a girlfriend.
You're full of surprises. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
Mary Ellen Moffat. She broke my heart.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 15th, 2019, 10:16 pm

What are the best seats in De Norske Opera Hus? Obvsly, next to me, but which place is best scene view and acoustics-wise?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 16th, 2019, 12:38 am

I know nothing about opera in general and the Oslo venue in particular, but can contribute this classic tale in regards to bears and pepper spray (admittedly from Montana): 

The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter. They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge. Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away. It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat. Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper. 
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