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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Cilantro is an American name for coriander, so I doubt you bought it in any English outlet, unless it's some pretentious yuppy delicatessen type place.



    Reading through this I am getting the impression you have taken to seeing if anyone is listening.

    First with the avocado "How do you cook it ?" question and now with the Dogger app on your phone stunt.
    Your in depth knowledge of obscure performers, writers, and other curious facts, leads me to believe (in the vernacular) ...................you are having us over.
    Or possibly you have created an app and are testing the waters, so to speak, before launching it.
    The other possible alternative is that by using an American name you are pandering to the American membership who have felt the sharp end of your tongue on many occasion.

    It doesn't wash with me matey.
    I have considered pulling you on a couple of your more eccentric contributions, but as I thought I might show my own ignorance against the intellectual dexterity of a mind like your's.......I kept schtum.

    I shall not let this lie, the gauntlet has been, whatever you do with gauntlets.
    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    My cover has been blown, I am undone.

    The grocer sold it to me as coriander, yes. I did an in-post translation to stay with the cilantro theme of the thread.

    As for obscure performers, let me tell you a story.

    Some days ago I did a quiz and question 58 was what was Dirty Harry's surname. So I answered it.

    And then after, I wondered whether it should have had a "g" in it, so I googled, and when I googled I discovered there wasn't just one film with Dirty Harry in, there were five. Something of a hole in my education, you might think.

    So I got a copy of The Dead Pool and watched it this evening.

    It has an astounding five minutes near the start, devoted entirely to the spectacular acting ability of one James Carrey who was credited at the end way down the list, below Freeway Reporter #1, #2 and #3. It qualifies among the finest sustained five minutes in film history. And I only got to see it because of that niggling "g". It's what the word Serendipity was invented for, moments like that.
    Bravo! Well done, both!
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    There's a cold snap, it was 3°C (38°F) indoors when I woke up and I've put on a 1kW fan heater and an extra pullover to compensate.


    eta: and it stayed that way all day, all night and it's still the same a day later. My rooms, other than this office, are now officially as cold as the inside of my fridge.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Working in the Energy business we're constantly getting calls like "I thought you were supposed to be cheaper, but I've been topping up so much more with you than I did with my previous supplier". Invariably I need to point out that when they were with their previous supplier it was still Summer. It is now Winter. The weather is colder & nights are longer. Every year we get the same calls.

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, I was wondering about that particular name. The thought on the sorts of clientele that might be found on such a site was somewhat intriguing.
    I just tried registering YoDaddy.com to host a dating app for "the larger, hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity" and his admirers. Sadly, Godaddy.com has it registered already to catch misprints and to prevent people like me from hanging off their coat-tails.
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    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Busted!....funny.
    Tv commercial stating no actors but real people.....doesnt stop the spin though. On a financial "help" website all those helping you come from 'financial' backgrounds. Now, to me that denotes someone with a bachelor/or degree.....nope!
    Apparently a bank teller has a financial background.

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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    My order for an engraved medical dogtag has been refused by the supplier. Apparently "Biohazard - do not autopsy - incinerate" goes beyond their remit.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    I spent a couple of hours upgrading my phone to a third-party version of Android. It was painless, I've never done it before but the instructions worked flawlessly.

    Why, I hear you ask.

    My phone is nearly three years old. No Android phone manufacturer, to the best of my knowledge, issues security updates beyond three years. I won't use hardware that hasn't got recent security updates installed, I don't believe anyone should.

    The phone is the OnePlus 3 I bought new in 2016. The third party software is LineageOS 16 with Google Play added. I've not yet found anything unexpected so far, except it's now Android 9 (Pie) and I started the day on Android 8.0. The combination feels robust and extremely usable.
    Last edited by spot; 04-10-2019 at 01:58 PM. Reason: correct year of purchase
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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    The BBC reports:
    Police respond to 'intruder' and find robot vacuum cleaner

    Police in Oregon were called after moving shadows were seen behind a locked bathroom door.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...vacuum-cleaner
    What happened to the traditional all-together-now fusillade of rifle fire from the officers deployed? Perhaps the vacuum cleaner wasn't black enough?
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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

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    Am I the only one hoping the fire at Notre Dame was started by a sky lantern?

    As for the international competition to design the replacement spire, that's easy - there should be no replacement spire. Notre Dame didn't have one before the 19th century, it didn't need one then and it doesn't need one in future. It was completely out of place.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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