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Garden Reboot

Oct 29, 2014 - 11:04 AM - by Bryn Mawr
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FG will be down for five to ten minutes from 23:30 GMT tonight whilst we reboot the system.

This should fix the annoying Error 500 messages that randomly block a post.
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X Factor UK 2014

Oct 29, 2014 - 2:08 AM - by G#Gill
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Last year Sam Bailey the woman ex-prison warder from Leicester did stand out as having a terrific voice, as did a couple of other people. But this year, I reckon there's a dearth of talent in the UK ! This last Saturday I very nearly switched off the TV in the middle of the programme - nobody seemed to be singing totally in tune and most of them have been infected by this 'improvisation' thing where they deviate from the basic melody to such an extent that the song is unrecognisable, I... [Read More]
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It happened at school !

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:48 PM - by G#Gill
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Does anybody remember funny incidents from their school days ? I know I experienced one or two !

I was lucky enough to pass my 11 plus exam and qualify to go to the local grammar school. At this school they had quite a few specialised laboratories - Biology laboratory, chemistry laboratory, the woodwork room and the domestic science (cookery and needlework etc.) room. All these labs. were on the ground floor of one side of the school building. Actually on the side where... [Read More]
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Jonas Salk

Oct 28, 2014 - 3:18 PM - by tude dog
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It was a long time ago, but I remember pictures like



this.

Didn't understand what that was, it was just scary.

If there is a Heaven, it was created for men like ... [Read More]
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i havent worked since 2008 bleats shoesmith... the AA grumpy column

Oct 28, 2014 - 1:45 PM - by AA grumpy
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welcome welcome to another aa grumpy column and a story that will break your heart ( not )
sharon shoesmith appeared on newsnight bleating that she hadnt worked worked since 2008 because since the baby p story no one would employ her terrible isnt it ( as i roll about laughing ED)

The former head of children's services at the council which failed to save Baby P from being tortured to death has claimed she was a 'victim' of the scandal.
Sharon Shoesmith defended... [Read More]
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Gareth Malone

Oct 27, 2014 - 1:38 PM - by FourPart
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Oven chips

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:33 AM - by theia
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Absolutely tasteless. I went out for lunch today with a friend and although the chips looked delicious and were "perfectly formed", they smelt of nothing and tasted of nothing. Has anyone had an oven chip that isn't like eating chip shaped card?
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"Police please - there's something suspicious going on !"

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:04 AM - by G#Gill
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Years ago, when I was not long married (yes I can remember that far back ! ), I had called at my mum's house and stayed most of the evening, well till well after midnight in fact Well you know what it's like when two women get chatting !... [Read More]
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What makes you smile ?

Oct 27, 2014 - 3:13 AM - by G#Gill
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This thread or one similar may have been posted before, but I cannot see it so I'll just carry on !

It makes me smile to start a day with gloomy clouds then part way through the morning the sun breaks through. The day seems to be so much better, and I notice that people seem a lot more friendly too !
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What smell/aroma would you like to bottle .

Oct 27, 2014 - 2:55 AM - by G#Gill
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Apparently Boots are producing a new line of perfumes/scents which have unusual smells - I believe one smells like the ash from your hearth ! Whatever turns you on, I say. So what smell or aroma would you like to preserve, that isn't already preserved ?

I think I would like to preserve the smell of new mown grass, although I'm not sure if I would appreciate another human being smelling of new mown grass ! ... [Read More]
    12 Replies | 191 Views


council issue asbo to willy the cockerel.. the AA grumpy column

Oct 26, 2014 - 11:02 AM - by AA grumpy
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..and dont forget to wash your hair..
oh hello i didnt see you there just bathing the grandchildren they,re staying at grumpy towers during the school holidays shall we go to my study and see what snippit i,ve managed to find tonight.

Set in the idyllic Derbyshire Dales, surrounded by countryside and views of the moor, a cockerel's call may not seem too unexpected.
But for one bird, his early morning wake-up calls have led to an ASBO.
The owners of William... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 127 Views


blacks are less sophisticated.

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:37 PM - by tude dog
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It's also the case that -- well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public
... [Read More]
    11 Replies | 290 Views


alvin stardust passes away at 72 .. the AA grumpy column

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:47 PM - by AA grumpy
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hello and welcome to a rather late and rather sad AA grumpy column
with the news that 70,s glam icon alvin stardust has passed away at 72

Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness.
He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him, his manager said.
Born Bernard Jewry in the East End of London in 1942, his hits included My Coo Ca Choo, Jealous Mind and I Feel Like Buddy Holly.
... [Read More]
    7 Replies | 147 Views


Dreams

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:30 AM - by theia
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Do you remember your dreams?

I had a dream last night that I remembered I'd had on a number of occasions recently. It seems to be centred around loneliness and, maybe, grief. I've been feeling emotionally "raw" for most of the day but I feel that perhaps the dreams are serving their purpose and bringing my feelings to the surface.

Do you think dreams have a purpose?
    17 Replies | 340 Views


How The Hell....

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:37 AM - by FourPart
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The most amazing part is that the driver actually survived this.

Video: Watch: Driver survives horrific crash when overtaking lorry on Belgian motorway - Telegraph

The number of times I've had motors cutting me up like this on Da Beasty, just because the most I can manage in a 40mph limit is... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 158 Views


Over-Familiarisation

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:14 PM - by Oscar Namechange
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Nothing raises my hackles as much as this.

I had another Instance tonight where I Informed a supermarket Cashier who I had never seen In my life before ' I am not, never have been nor will ever, be, ' your lovely'.

I was raised to be polite to strangers. Unless they ask me to call them by their first name, I'll call a plod ' Officer'. I call men and women Sir or Madam If I have never met them before and even If I know people In my street, I still offer Mrs or Mr.... [Read More]
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Spelling Test

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:19 AM - by Oscar Namechange
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Quizfreak - How Would You Do In A Middle School Spelling Bee?

I'm actually shocked that I got 13/13...
    7 Replies | 181 Views


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