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by catgate
20 Mar 2012, 21:33
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Query for the old B&W film experts.
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Query for the old B&W film experts.

Tripps wrote:Yes - that's the one. All I remembered was the magnet and the man hole cover! I wonder why they made their roads so wide, when they had so few vehicles.
Probably to allow magneticly propelled (dragged) vehicles to swing round wildly????
by catgate
20 Mar 2012, 20:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1224
Views: 92528

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

If it is not a money spinning solution how come that car tax is supposedly charged on the amount of emissions when one of the lowest emissions car is BMW diesel and it is one of the costliest cars to tax. Eileen You must remember that politicians have an insatiable appetite for money. It is difficu...
by catgate
20 Mar 2012, 19:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Query for the old B&W film experts.
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Query for the old B&W film experts.

Well ..... after a long chase I eventually found it....in its entirety.
Thanks Kev.
Well worth the effort, and it is surprising how much my memory has remembered (but in a slightly different order).
It must be one of the best of the oldies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBDpeJCPtx0
by catgate
19 Mar 2012, 22:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Query for the old B&W film experts.
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Query for the old B&W film experts.

Well I found the second reel on Youtube, but no sign of the first,and best, part.
There seems to have been another film in 1924, with W C Fields, in it with the same title. Very odd. It's also very odd that they had to have W C Field when we had public lavatories.
by catgate
19 Mar 2012, 22:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Query for the old B&W film experts.
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Query for the old B&W film experts.

Big Kev wrote:Does this help?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snub_Pollard
Thank you Big Kev. There is a ray of hope in there, kind sir.
It's a Gift" seems to have some of the ingredients. I shall now have to try to find it.
by catgate
19 Mar 2012, 21:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Query for the old B&W film experts.
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Query for the old B&W film experts.

I am looking for the name of a black and white silent film, which I first saw on an uncles Pathe Baby 9.5 mm. projector some time in the Early '40s. I then saw it again, many years after, on TV, at a time when there was only BBC and ITV. It seems to me to be one of Mack Sennet's master pieces, but j...
by catgate
19 Mar 2012, 20:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 30355

Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics

There's a letter in Saga Magazine pointing out that the Office for National Statistics mis-uses statistics when it claims that older couple are becoming more likely to divorce than young couples. The letter says how older couples are more likely to be married whereas many young couples are unmarrie...
by catgate
18 Mar 2012, 10:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a gavel accousticator.
by catgate
17 Mar 2012, 10:42
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 37943

Re: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)

I heard a cuckoo this morning. I think it must be a learner. It must have set off from Africa too soon....or else hitched a ride on a plane.
by catgate
17 Mar 2012, 10:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It is a wade cranglers fluffing barrow wheel centre. The outer anti fleeming rim and spark arrester are missing.
by catgate
16 Mar 2012, 10:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nolic wrote: Is that one of Jacks balls.....! Nolic
It could be, he has a very sharp knife.
by catgate
16 Mar 2012, 10:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:Catty, it all depends on how good you are at sharpening an edge. I can assure you that my knives are as sharp as any razor blade!
I would have expected no less, Stanley.
by catgate
15 Mar 2012, 17:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Appeal for international help.
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Re: Appeal for international help.

Tizer wrote:I've heard that the Chinese have been secretly sending delegations to African countries, offering technology and construction deals in exchange for a secure supply of holes.
They could end up getting very wet. I believe most of the African holes are water holes.
by catgate
15 Mar 2012, 10:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Appeal for international help.
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Re: Appeal for international help.

I am of the opinion that any colour will do except tartan. This is because it reminds them of custard. The often have tartan custard.
by catgate
15 Mar 2012, 10:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: The right hand curved blade is a castrating blade for slitting the scrotum before cutting the stones out.
I used to do father's pigs with a saftey razor blade. Much more scalpel like, and less trauma for the poor little bugger that was loosing them.
by catgate
14 Mar 2012, 19:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Appeal for international help.
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Appeal for international help.

This is a very serious appeal for help on behalf of a very well known charity who in this particular instance feels it best if they are not named, for reasons of anonymity, so we will just call them X. The reason that this route of "funding" has cropped up is due to the now well established fashion ...
by catgate
14 Mar 2012, 12:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10246
Views: 438138

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Try lanb foot.
by catgate
12 Mar 2012, 20:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3265
Views: 173030

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I had always thought that a Flatley dryer was a thing used to remove the excess water from a sweating Irish river dancer.
by catgate
12 Mar 2012, 18:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1224
Views: 92528

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Just a quick look through the "C.V.s" of the playmates listed indicates that they all have a lot experience in this field. However, it also indicates how ineffective they have been so far, in their environmental activities, if they have to organise yet another "jamboree". Perhaps their experience si...
by catgate
10 Mar 2012, 18:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6932
Views: 313450

Re: POLITICS CORNER

" Stanley dislikes rational debate " Interesting clue to Catty's comprehension skills. (Or his needling quotient) My comprehension may be like my intellect...sadly lacking. In addition I can neither sew nor knit, so my familiarity with needles is also lacking. However I do have more than just an in...
by catgate
09 Mar 2012, 17:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6932
Views: 313450

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:Richard, why bother with rational debate when there is a simple conspiracy theory?
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Richard, I can see no earthy reason at all why, just because Stanley dislikes rational debate, and apparently instead prefers simple conspiracy theory, you should need to abandon it.
by catgate
08 Mar 2012, 20:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6932
Views: 313450

Re: POLITICS CORNER

.....and there was me, with respect to Scotland, thinking it was about a country that had long had it's own church, education and legal system, it's own Parliament for centuries and independence being given a modicum of self-Government. I didn't realise it was a European plot. Richard Broughton No,...
by catgate
08 Mar 2012, 16:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2507
Views: 173005

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Bradders Bluesinger wrote:.
..... there were more French Polishers per-capita , than anyware else .
Have you ever come across a Polish Frencher?
by catgate
08 Mar 2012, 16:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6932
Views: 313450

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I am more worried about the lack of any decent , reliable, consistent and beliveable opposion. Maybe its time for the commons in Westminster to float off Scotland , N Ireland and Wales as the minority state parties have been holding the English parliament to ransom for far too many years , since th...
by catgate
07 Mar 2012, 19:25
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 37943

Re: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)

Just seen what I think is a Blackbird/Wagtail Cross Black body , Reddish Orangy bill , White feathers in the black to rear and an apparent long curved tail , might be a nearly 1 year old fledgling though. It might just be what you think it is. However over here. in the vale of York, I have seen sev...

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