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by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 09:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1275
Views: 93563

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Make it a chauffeur-driven Daimler and he might decide to come along! :smile:
We wish you success with the neurologist, Pluggy. Onwards and upwards.
by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 09:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1400
Views: 108969

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Heard on the radio that in the UK 7% or the population claim to be vegetarian, 7% flexitarian (eats mostly veg but has some meat) and 2% vegan). The London-centric media and advertisers often give the impression that the proportions are much larger - rather like when they give the impression that 50...
by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 09:09
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 829
Views: 60777

Re: Wildlife Corner

And we had a jay visit our garden. We'd heard that they are sometimes seen here.
by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 09:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1219
Views: 91943

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

A good morning for quotes. Guy Verhofstadt: 'I was honoured this morning to be compared to John Bercow. This far better than being compared to Jacob Rees-Mogg. Bercow's ties are more colourful!' Caroline Lucas: `MPs had more time to debate the Wild Animals in Circuses Act (affecting 19 animals) than...
by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 09:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg is saying that before the proper debates can even get going today `there will be a vote on the timetable that's needed if the government has a hope of sticking to the breakneck schedule. Lose that and the chances of meeting 31 October look slim indeed.'
by Tizer
22 Oct 2019, 08:51
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Apparently the civil service are so fed up with Boris's special advisor Cummings that they've requested non-dom status. :extrawink:
by Tizer
21 Oct 2019, 08:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Which is why he gets along so well with his pal, Trump.
It's time Headmaster Bercow put him on the naughty step.
by Tizer
21 Oct 2019, 08:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442608

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

They were used to elevate food/crop storage sheds above ground level to prevent attack by rodents.
by Tizer
20 Oct 2019, 15:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2564
Views: 174397

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

For what it's worth my interpretation is that the strangely differing meanings ascribed to `founder' all relate to `laying down'. The ship sinks - lays down on the rocks or sea bottom. The man founded the company - he laid down the first stone, the money, the legal documents etc. A horse that founde...
by Tizer
20 Oct 2019, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In formal and important negotiations such as this I would expect an unsigned letter from one of the parties would be rejected outright. It's not just that we think it's invalid, the more important point is what the EU leaders will make of it and I expect they'll regard it as an insult to their intel...
by Tizer
20 Oct 2019, 10:24
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Fungi identification

You need to look at the gills underneath the cap as well to identify toadstools. We're seeing unusual toadstools here this year and lots of fungi in general. It's been a great autumn for them, wet and mild!
by Tizer
19 Oct 2019, 09:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442608

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are you looking for a humorous jargon name or a technical name?
by Tizer
19 Oct 2019, 09:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 461
Views: 32289

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

There's also criticism of the retailers for pushing so much Halloween-themed children's clothing made of non-recyclable plastics which usually gets ditched after one use. Apparently tons of the stuff end up in rubbish collections.
by Tizer
19 Oct 2019, 09:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5017
Views: 356636

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Gloria, have you tried switching the two TVs over onto the alternate aerials to see if the problem stays with the aerial or goes with the TV? What was so important about this morning's 5k update to Ubuntu that it was labelled a security issue? The Ubuntu security site says this was the reason for th...
by Tizer
19 Oct 2019, 08:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Yes, it does seem like we've all gone mad - the lunatics are in charge of the asylum, as the old saying goes. I will never understand why the majority of MPs who knew leaving the EU was wrong simply waved through Article 50. Had they drunk too much Parliament Ale? Had they been drugged by the Russia...
by Tizer
19 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500500

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This is a good 68 seconds of video!... `Channel Tunnel 25th anniversary: England to France in 68 seconds' LINK Don't miss the line at the bottom of the video image following the path of the train across the channel, following the chalk. The bit near the end too, showing how wriggly the route is, up ...
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 10:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3381
Views: 175964

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I've always said that as the last Romans sailed off from The Isles, one of them spat over the side of the boat and said things will never be the same again! That's a cue for something on the Anglo-Saxons! The archaeologists are slowly accepting the fact that we were wrong in the old assumptions tha...
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 92
Views: 1437

Re: Seen in the News

plaques wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 07:51
At what point do these mini brains become human? This looks like a short cut to human hybrids or cyborgs.
That may be our destiny, Plaques. We will become the man-machine aliens roaming the universe. (But still enjoying a cup of tea while watching Downton Abbey boxed sets!) :smile:
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:47
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 829
Views: 60777

Re: Wildlife Corner

Same reason as why we exist, Cathy. Evolution. The slime moulds are better adapted to their environment than we are - they don't need to make cars, planes, smartphones etc. :smile:
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:40
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1169
Views: 92097

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

As the judge said, nil illegitimo carborundum. :smile:
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5017
Views: 356636

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

We had a strange thing last night with our Samsung tablet and Sony wireless speaker combination. We usually listen to a chosen programme on BBC Sounds while having our evening meal. The tablet is always set for `autoplay off'. The programme came to an end and we chatted about what we'd heard. After ...
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4222
Views: 195000

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Yes, its a bit like my problem with spices in foods. They now turn up in the most unlikely food products. The manufacturers know that, like with caffeine, people get addicted to them so they stick a bit in everything. I had a gut upset recently from M&S sliced roast beef - when we checked back on th...
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1525
Views: 109045

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

New thoughts on the lives of Richard Fortey's favourite animals... :smile:
`Half a Billion Years Ago, Trilobites Died in Strange, Orderly Lines. Now We May Know Why' LINK
by Tizer
18 Oct 2019, 09:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the Brexiteer ministers on the radio this morning said that Boris had `got rid of the undemocratic Irish backstop'. What has the backstop got to do with democracy? The words democratic and undemocratic are being bandied about now with no regard to the correct meaning; they're just used to sti...
by Tizer
17 Oct 2019, 15:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7240
Views: 318904

Re: POLITICS CORNER

If you see or hear claims that Juncker has said there can be no extension of the Brexit date, ignore them. He's being misinterpreted by some of the news media and, anyway, it's not something he can make the decision on even if he wanted to. Farage seems to have assumed it's more than it is and has m...

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