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(Date Posted:20-05-2011 3:55 AM)
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 I thought I would start an opinion box, where we could all come on and say anything about anything on the day. Sometimes I read something that I think would be interesting, yet there is no topic available to report it and starting a new one for what might be just one message seems a little too far, so don't start another, here we have a box where you can have a sentence or two on what's general at the time.
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 4:17 AM)

The article which prompted me here was this one from Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Half Pint Brewing Company have launched a new beer, ready for the upcoming gay pride festival. The beer is called Queer Beer and is described (predictably) as a little fruity. It's intersting to note the meteoric rise in the power of gay groups and their agendas over the last 5 years, so much so, that they can decide on a daily basis what's insulting to them and what's not and just how the authorities will respond to it. For instance, calling a gay 'queer' has had the boys in blue rushing to radio stations, or front doors in the past, to arrest the blasphemer for hate crimes. The police have almost become the personal tool (I know) of the gay offended over recent years and many people have found themselves on the wrong end of this 'offened gay,' police flying squad. Now here we have a brewery using the same potentially offensive word and in this case the queers have willingly embraced it, but have they, I wonder. They just might not mind their beer being called queer but they themselves? It's a tricky question for which one must seek high level sanctionl from the director of the gay word approval police about what's PC or not on what particular day, as failure to find the daily usable words could find you getting smacky wristies.
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 7:26 AM)

Does the asylum think Obarmy has sold out the Israelis, literally given away their state?
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 7:28 AM)

It's becoming a very lonely site to be on. Where is everybody?
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 7:31 AM)

I've decided to bring in a law that states that no member can go off line for more than three days, without my express approval and there will be a minimum weekly posting quota too. That Tom's in shit street for starters.
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 10:44 AM)

I could think of joining this new site but there is a creepy air of self-indulgence about it.

I certainly think all contributors should line up for a medical inspection and declare their agreement with my views before subjecting themselves to Major's verbal caresses. 
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(Date Posted:20-05-2011 11:34 AM)

Reply to majorshrapnel (05/20/2011 2:31 PM)

I've decided to bring in a law that states that no member can go off line for more than three days, without my express approval and there will be a minimum weekly posting quota too. That Tom's in shit street for starters.

I always give prior notification of any absence, I know how you all fret so when I'm away. If ever I fail to post here or on HU for more than two days without notification of absence it'll mean my PC is down or I am.
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(Date Posted:20-05-2011 1:02 PM)

Reply to majorshrapnel (05/20/2011 2:31 PM)

I've decided to bring in a law that states that no member can go off line for more than three days, without my express approval and there will be a minimum weekly posting quota too. That Tom's in shit street for starters.


No, Tom's been a very very busy boy.

Man admits having sex with 1,000 cars

A man who claims to have had sex with 1,000 cars has defended his "romantic" feelings towards vehicles. 


                      

 Thomas Hinchey who lives with his current "girlfriend" – a white Volkswagen Beetle named Vanilla, insisted that he was not "sick" and had no desire to change his ways.

"I appreciate beauty and I go a little bit beyond appreciating the beauty of a car only to the point of what I feel is an expression of love," he said.

"Maybe I'm a little bit off the wall but when I see movies like Herbie and Knight Rider, where cars become loveable, huggable characters it's just wonderful.

"I'm a romantic. I write poetry about cars, I sing to them and talk to them just like a girlfriend. I know what's in my heart and I have no desire to change."



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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 2:13 PM)

GOOD START MAJOR'
I WAS TOUGHT IN GRAMMER SCHOOL THAT THE WORD "GAY" MEANT HAPPY, SO I CONTINUE TO CALL A QUEER A QUEER MUCH TO MY WIFE AND KIDS DISAPPOINTMENT.

YES OBAMA THREW ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS AND I THINKS IT'S GREAT.  IN ONE SWOOP HE LOST THE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROMTHE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND THERE VOTES.  COMBINED WITH THE LOST VOTES FROM THE GULF STATES AND HE IS A SURE LOOSER IN 2012.

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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 2:31 PM)

in my eyes gay means to be happy and has been used that way for years in books and films,a queer is a raving puff and should stay in that context.
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 4:18 PM)

Does the asylum think Obarmy has sold out the Israelis, literally given away their state?             

ACTUALLY MAJOR IT SOUNDED LIKE HE TOOK A SWAT AT BOTH THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALISTINIANS.
THE ISRAELIS OVER THE 1967 BORDERS AND THE PALISTINIANS OVER THEIR CHOICE OF GOVERNMENT AND FRIENDS.
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 4:19 PM)

There are also ring robbers, t*rd burglars, arse bandits, shirt lifters, all driving down the Marmite motorway, skidding to a halt on the chocolate highway, and sneaking down the Bourneville boulevarde, And that's just on a quiet morning in Stoke on Trent.

The word "Gay" is a corruption of the Gaelic "Gey" meaning big, impressive, as in "Gey Gordons". Also the French "Gaillard" meaning a big happy strapping man. 

Where Snow is going astray is that ageing businessmen and Civil servants chasing girlies
 far younger than they and becoming obsessed are described in Ireland as "martyrs to de Quare Ting"

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(Date Posted:20-05-2011 7:03 PM)

de Quare Ting:  I have no idea where you are going with that Flash. Google says it's

Early Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
Height: 27.8 cm, rim diameter: 20.4 x 15.5 cm  
 
The inscription on this vessel mentions a "Marquis K'ang (K'ang-hou)", the younger brother of King Wu during the reign of King Ch'eng and who had this ceremonial vessel made for sacrifices at his clan shrine.

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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:20-05-2011 10:33 PM)

Major, I like this thread.  Thank you for a good place to rant on the thought of the day.

I have been missing for some time but it's not from lack of interest.  It's that I can't say what I'm most upset about in the daily news.

Yes, the prevailing feeling is that O'Barmy is giving away the family farm.  We have one friend in the mideast and now it might be "had" a friend in the mideast.  That's all I'm going to say about that.

Queers can call themselves queer but no one else can.  They would embrace the name Queer Beer because it is honoring them as a political faction.

Oh, and Mark, this type is Courier New.  I love it and thank you for noticing that it looks like an old typewriter.


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(Date Posted:21-05-2011 1:16 AM)

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de Quare Ting:  I have no idea where you are going with that Flash. Google says it's

Early Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
Height: 27.8 cm, rim diameter: 20.4 x 15.5 cm  
 
The inscription on this vessel mentions a "Marquis K'ang (K'ang-hou)", the younger brother of King Wu during the reign of King Ch'eng and who had this ceremonial vessel made for sacrifices at his clan shrine.


I warned you it would make you go blind. Go read Niall Tobin, top Irish Comedian.
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Major, I like this thread.  Thank you for a good place to rant on the thought of the day.

I have been missing for some time but it's not from lack of interest.  It's that I can't say what I'm most upset about in the daily news.

Yes, the prevailing feeling is that O'Barmy is giving away the family farm.  We have one friend in the mideast and now it might be "had" a friend in the mideast.  That's all I'm going to say about that.

Queers can call themselves queer but no one else can.  They would embrace the name Queer Beer because it is honoring them as a political faction.

Oh, and Mark, this type is Courier New.  I love it and thank you for noticing that it looks like an old typewriter.



Snow and I identified this font a long way back; Mark is just hanging around stealing other peoples' effort.

See Old Age thread

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What font are you using ? It looks like an old typewriter.

It is called Courier New and is aimed for perverted little Stoke on Trent gerontophiles who steal their grannies' knackered old typewriters so they can send suggestive notes to their friends' ageing aunties. Old Imperials and Remingtons favoured.

Truly a sign of desperation. IBM ball types far too modern. 

Very interesting, Snow. In my youth I fumbled around with Blackletter, and the Old English Text basic rule is it must be commensurate with a quill pen.

Freda Sack worked on this script, and even got the capital D wrong in "Daily Telegraph". You need an italic and a fine script pen She is famous for her fussy effeminate Victoria font.



I must say I thought fonts were accidents of history. You can see the D above can only be written with a very soft nib italic pen. The split top to the miniscule k is a Victorian affectation.

Mark is famous for tattooing his girlfriends in Copperplate Gothic light, since that's what Arnold Bennett did to him.

                       

A touch effeminate, wouldn't you say? 


TYPE FACES JUST DON'T HAPPEN MARK.  THEY ARE DRAWN AND REDRAWN BY TYPE FOUNDERS WHO MAKE THERE LIVING BY SELLING THE FACE.  IN THE OLD DAYS THAT MEANT THEY SOLD THE INTERTYPE OR LINOTYPE FACE TO PRINTERS,NEWSPAPERS AND ANYONE ELSE THAT WANTED TO USE IT. IN NEW YORK I COULD BUY "SORTS" A SELECT NUMBER OF VOWELS AND CONSONANTS IN A FACE THAT COULD BE USED WITHOUT THE KNOWLEGE OF THE FOUNDER.  UNTILL RECENTLY HELVETICA WAS THE MOST POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL DESIGN.
IN THE CASE OF COURIER IT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY IBM FOR USE IN ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS HOWEVER THEY DID NOT REGISTER THE FACE AND IT WAS COPIED BY EVERYONE THAT LIKED THE FACE.  IT WAS ALSO REDESIGNED TO MAKE IT MORE UP TO DATE. 
IN THE CASE OF COURIER IT WAS ADOPTED BY THE U.S. STATE DEPT. UNTILL 2004 WHEN IT WAS REPLACED WITH TIMES NEW ROMAN.
DESIGNERS FOR ONE COME UP WITH CORP. TYPE STANDARDS THAT WOULD BOLOW YOUR MIND.  THE UNIFORMITY HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY A CORP. WHEN YOU SEE THERE GRAPIC IDENTITY.  THESE CORPORATIONS SPEND ZILLIONS JUST MAINTAINING THEIR LOOK. 

 
PS:THEY WERE GOING TO CALL THE FACE MESENGER BUT DECIDED COURIER SOUNDED BETTER.  I WOULD WAGER THAT IF PROBABLY TOOK IBM A FEW DOZ. CORPORATE MEETINGS & LUNCHES TO ARRIVE AT COURIER AS A NAME.

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Major, I like this thread.  Thank you for a good place to rant on the thought of the day.

I have been missing for some time but it's not from lack of interest.  It's that I can't say what I'm most upset about in the daily news.

Yes, the prevailing feeling is that O'Barmy is giving away the family farm.  We have one friend in the mideast and now it might be "had" a friend in the mideast.  That's all I'm going to say about that.

Queers can call themselves queer but no one else can.  They would embrace the name Queer Beer because it is honoring them as a political faction.

Oh, and Mark, this type is Courier New.  I love it and thank you for noticing that it looks like an old typewriter.



Takes you back does it to the days before computers when all we had were typewriters and professional typists to operate them. The Typing Pool was usually populated by young women as I recall with an older, rather severe lady in charge. 
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:21-05-2011 3:02 AM)

What do we make of this super-injunction fiasco in which celebrities who've been having affairs etc can take out a Court order preventing their name from being broadcast. But in this modern age it can be circumvented through Twitter and other such media not subject to British law.
And for that matter has anyone here been on Twitter ? I'm never twitted or tweeted or twatted or whatever the word is, I'm not even quite sure what it is.
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(Date Posted:21-05-2011 3:07 AM)

Major, I like this thread.

Shule's, my cheeky little jam and clotted cream scone. I think, I think I love you. Welcom back, you bring a little charm to what is otherwise a gathering of the more vulgar elements of society.
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(Date Posted:21-05-2011 3:22 AM)

In a recent poll in the US, 74% of Yanks said they were opposed to aid to Pakistan, which was not linked to performance against terrorism. I'd go along with that. Besides that, Pakistan is racing along with it's construction of a new weapons grade nuclear reactor. This facility has cost billions and I'll give an Uncle Joe's mint ball to the first person to guess where the money came from. This is a dangerous game we're playing on the sub continent, for two major reasons. One is the destablising of the nuclear stand off between India and Pakistan, which has remained because India is the dominant nuclear power and you can detect a hint of sanity in a democratic Hindu nation, whereas, when Pakistan gets parity or more, you never know what's going on in the darker recesses of an Islamic nuthouse. Secondly, it provides a golden opportunity for a dirty bomb or three, which, if floated by ship into Boston, New York and San Francisco bay and detonated, will leave millions dead and great swathes of the US uninhabitable for 100 years. Now that's a spectacular guranteed to appeal to no end of muslim psycho's.
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I've done my best to halt the decline by diverting members' attention to the novels of Arnold Bennett etc, but vulgarity is everywhere. 
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I've done my best to halt the decline by diverting members' attention to the novels of Arnold Bennett etc, but vulgarity is everywhere. 

Where is this vulgarity thing? Weeeeee don't sit around dribbling over Britney Spears.  Foul little mutant
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:21-05-2011 9:06 AM)

My lack of attention to this site isn't due to boredom or any problems with members or anything like that.  I haven't been able to say what is really on my mind because I have been in a state of total befuddlement (is that a word, Flashman?) I just can't figure out what is happening in the world today.  This situation with Israel is so completely confusing to me, for instance.  What just happened?  Are we in the process of severing ties with Israel or did George Mitchell (the architect of the pre-1967 border discussion) just lose his mind? 
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:21-05-2011 9:09 AM)

Snow, is it my imagination or has Ms. Wasserman-Schultz been uncharacteristically silent on the President's proposal to Israel?  Normally, whatever he proposes she is out there on her supportive soap box admonishing us all for not backing his plans.  I wonder what her constituents think of this latest road to "peace" between Israel and Palestine?
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RE:Don't start another.
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At least we seem to be slowly hammering down Col Gaddafi. His navy was destroyed a day or two ago. It's taking longer than we thought though. If David Cameron knew we'd still be at it more than two months later I'm not sure he'd have gone on the attack, it's messing up his plans for defence cuts.
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Re:Don't start another.
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Considering Obarmy has gone out of his way to ring lick the Arabs since he got in, he's not got very far. Bush had an 83% negative outlook from the Arabs, Obarmy, before his Israel treachery, had an 85% negative outlook. Maybe it's another forlorn hope to reach out and have them like him for a change, as he appears desperate to be loved out there. I've no idea what his rating is now, but when you're dealing with the middle east basketcases, their values are up and down like a whore's knickers. Obarmy has not grasped the fundemental notion that you can't deal with people who are obsessively dedicated to your anhialation, as the Arabs are to Israel. There is no dealing with the Palestinians, as they lack any common decency, integrity, honour or, if truth be known, brains. There would be no 67 borders if the Arabs had not united to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and lost. The Arabs lost, they lost ground, if Israel had lost they would lose their nation and the holocaust would have been reinacted.
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RE:Don't start another.
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Takes you back does it to the days before computers when all we had were typewriters and professional typists to operate them. The Typing Pool was usually populated by young women as I recall with an older, rather severe lady in charge. 

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My first proper job was in Industrial security sales, and the amount of paperwork for sales and operations was phenomenal. In 1976 the first word processors came in, with standard paragraphs which were vital when covering yourself legally in 24 hour operations, and the typist worked from your office, copying your handwritten correspondence sales letters and melding them with standard paragraph casssettes. A  few, like I, used dictation tapes in lieu of handwritten stuff, but then price calculations were always handwritten. Those first word processors didn't have screens. They were Calle-Infotec. (how's that for memory) you just loaded cassettes.

Typing pools were a much more anonymous operation more suited to mass mailshooting and/or technical sales. I think the word processor killed them off.

The boss ratbag distributed handwritten material, collected it, passed it to the mailroom, and reverse-processed incoming mail. I think those days really ended in the late '60's. There was also a prestige thing, as in did you share a secretary or did your paperwork just vanish.Only to reappear looking unrecognisable when a problem had occurred.

I worked part-time in security in my student days and the biggest battery hen type layouts were telephone rooms.

However, Mark worked in a Civil service environment where manning levels were sacrosanct.

I suggest nowadays we are all typists as good as your old pool typist, with our PC skills, added to standard paragraphs and powerpoint rubbish. But on the other hand our literary skills have diminished in the hands of the office oiks.

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RE:Don't start another.
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I haven't been able to say what is really on my mind because I have been in a state of total befuddlement (is that a word, Flashman?)

Noun 1. befuddlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"

Also available in glittering Book Antiqua Bold. Only perverts use Courier New. (Ladies excepted) 
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Snow, is it my imagination or has Ms. Wasserman-Schultz been uncharacteristically silent on the President's proposal to Israel?  Normally, whatever he proposes she is out there on her supportive soap box admonishing us all for not backing his plans.  I wonder what her constituents think of this latest road to "peace" between Israel and Palestine?

W0W I'M IMPRESSED NOT MANY WOULD KNOW WHO WASSERMAN SCHULTZ WAS.  HOW DO YOU CATCH DISFUDELMENT ANYWAY.
BEGINNING OF THE MONTH SHE WAS LOOKING FOR REMEMBERANCE FOR ALL THOSE KILLED IN THE HOLLOCOST AND ON THE 6TH SHE WAS LOOKING FOR MAY TO BE MADE HOLOCOST REMEMBERANCE DAY, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  SINCE OBAMA'S SPEACH SHE HAS BEEN REPORTED TO BE SITTING IN HER KITCHEN STAREING AT THE WALL MAKING NOISES THAT SOME SAY SOUNDS LIKE SON OF A BITCH.
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RE:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:21-05-2011 11:57 PM)

Good response, Snowbird!  I can just imagine her sitting there wondering how in blazes she is going to address her constituents!

You catch befuddlement from living too close to Washington, D.C.
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Re:Don't start another.
(Date Posted:22-05-2011 1:42 AM)

And you catch Elmerfuddlement hanging around this site.
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