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July 17th, 2019, 1:35 pm

In the US it is not allowed to trade onion futures: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_Futures_Act
That brings tears to my eyes.
 
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July 17th, 2019, 2:48 pm



You have moonshine confused with methanol. The head may contain a small amount of it (methanol, that is), but using modern equipment this does not constitute much of a danger.
The big danger is smoke and razzias.
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Do you have your own stil in the basement? Or a preferred supplier?
In the time and place where I grew up, a still in the basement was de rigueur. In my current circumstances, it is a bit more complicated. Like, we don't actually have a basement. But, on the other hand, Amazon will happily ship you a small state-of-the-art still for a very modest price. Seeing as it is still Prime Day, there may even be a discount!
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 17th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Paul, will you show us a photo of how you look in those fake lashes?
 
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July 17th, 2019, 3:19 pm

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found left in a hotel room? It’ll probably be similar to things left on the London Underground: wooden legs, sex aids, unfinished novels. Unfinished sandwiches. Unfinished novels about unfinished sandwiches.

I’ve just found a pair of false eyelashes in the bathroom cabinet. Not earth shattering, but somehow sweet, and easy to conjure up stories about their wearer and what they were up to.

I shall leave them for the next occupant.
A nice twist is when the hotel room has a door to the adjacent room; Sometimes it is not locked..
In some hotels in London they ask you how many keys do you want...
 
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July 17th, 2019, 3:37 pm

What would be the story? A girl fell in love with a man, but he just wanted her body, so she didn't go to meet him. Epilogue: she's an old happy crazy cat lady.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 17th, 2019, 4:26 pm

How come “moo” means pork in Thai? That is very confusing!
 
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July 31st, 2019, 12:57 pm

I was in Waterstones in Newry yesterday. Nowhere Jacob Rees Mogg's book to be found. I saved my money and instead went for "Lords of the Desert" by James Barr. It looks very good.
 
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July 31st, 2019, 4:25 pm

You probably want to avoid “Independent Thinking” by Ian Gilbert as well!
 
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July 31st, 2019, 5:23 pm

You probably want to avoid “Independent Thinking” by Ian Gilbert as well!
I had a quick look as his video. Sounds very plausible and he seemed quite nice. I turned off when he quoted Steve Jobs. 

My neighbours' kids  are a bit like that . they attend a Rudolf Steiner school.
 
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July 31st, 2019, 7:42 pm

Steiner stole his ideology from Ukrainian farmers' lunar calendar...

I think I also heard him mention Steve Jobs, but my brain doesn't process guys like Gilbert...
Youtube linked to his video a TED Talk "The rarest commodity is leadership without ego: Bob Davids". The Bob Davids guy writes about himself on his webpage: "one of the most original and provocative minds that the corporate world ever had inside" and "Davids loves to share with everyone who comes in contact with him his wisdom and wit (no business person remains unaffected after talking to him and many start calling him “guru,” “teacher,” etc.)".
His achievements are turning a drug-hangout in Nevada into a casino (or the other way around), toy factory and buying a vineyard - "[forbidden word] unique culture". Sounds a bit egomaniac if you ask me... BTW, when I was in the US someone from my family in Chicago told me that only losers go to Nevada - I didn't ask for elaboration, but it probably meant something profound, like all the nonsense I've heard from them... Anyway, sorry I'm rambling again.
 
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July 31st, 2019, 8:00 pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Cnh7uD0b4

And I turned to you and I said
No guru, no method, no teacher
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Re: Stupid question of the day

August 2nd, 2019, 1:29 am

Are you Cambitches or Sussurlies?
Meghan and Kate fan wars reignite after Sussexes call on Instagram users to nominate 'Forces For Change'

Meghan's personal project "Forces for Change" is silly and immature. I don't like her anymore. She's too American.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

August 2nd, 2019, 10:45 am

Not a patch on Wallis Simpson!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

August 13th, 2019, 2:51 am

Guys, here is a question that may sound stupid so it suits but I really don't understand what the hell is wrong with UK zip codes. I mean, it's totally clear with american zip codes, you have five digits and each combination represents a region, it works this way all over the world but why in the UK they have this crazy mix of letters and numbers.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

August 13th, 2019, 10:10 am

The letters come from the names of cities or areas and from the names of streets. It's quite convenient.
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