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Post 10081

alijoseph

Nice thread.


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Post 10082

Baron Grim

Heh, the post you responded to takes me back a decade in this thread.

(And (_8(|) is still my favorite ascii emoticon.)


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Post 10083

You can call me TC

A decade to the day! Coincidence ...... or nighthoover?


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Post 10084

swl

And I'm not dead yet


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Post 10085

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

I finally remembered what my login and password are.


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Post 10086

Baron Grim

That's quite useful. smiley - cheers


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Post 10087

You can call me TC

Welcome back Mr D!


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Post 10088

Baron Grim

Siamese cats (and other similar breeds) are temperature sensitive albinos; their coloring is temperature dependent. Their cooler body paets are darker.

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-facts-genes-siamese-cats-temperature-sensitive-albino

With creative shaving you could write your initials in the new fur.


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Post 10089

Baron Grim

Benjamin Franklin invented swim fins (hand worn) at the age of 11.


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Post 10090

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

He was a swim coach, too. smiley - rofl

He also invented the fake spider joke...smiley - whistle


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Post 10091

ITIWBS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_buzzer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_buzzer


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Post 10092

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

Franklin has also been credited for inventing the bifocal lenses. The purpose: One lens to see his food, the other to see the cleavage of the lady on the other side of the table.


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Post 10093

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

True. The French thought he fit right in as ambassador with those priorities...


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Post 10094

Icy North

Perhaps he admired the way she cut her food up smiley - smiley


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Post 10095

Baron Grim

Well, this makes me feel old(er).


Today February 5, 2018, the Berlin Wall is down exactly as long as it was up - 10316 days.


I was in college when the wall came down. I wasn't alive when it went up so it feels like history. This realization that I'm now more than twice as old as "history" is heavy.


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Post 10096

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Worse, I *was* alive when it went up...smiley - rofl The weight of all that history...I've got a piece of that Wall somewhere...


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Post 10097

Cheerful Dragon

You know you're old when something from your childhood is mentioned in history books. I'm not talking about obviously significant events like the first man on the moon, or the fall of the Berlin Wall. I mean things that don't feel that significant at the time, like the three day week and power cuts in the early 1970s. That's when you realise that history isn't something that happened before you were born.


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Post 10098

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Good point! smiley - smiley


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Post 10099

Caiman raptor elk - Inside big box, thinking.

Can we go back to three day weeks?


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Post 10100

Pink Paisley

I was in a Chinese takeaway in Stopsley, Luton watching the TV coverage as the destruction of the wall developed.

I too have a bit of it somewhere. (Or do I? That's what I was TOLD it was).

PP.


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