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Post 13141

KB

what a pathetic specimen the little soldier-boy is. How long did it take him to grovel when he realised there were armed police on the scene?


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Post 13142

Rod

Sunday Starsmiley - starTimes
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/
(if you can get it - and if the story is up yet)

headline on picture
>>As Big As The Beatles - There's only One Direction<<

>> It's day two of One Direction hitting New Zealand ... screaming teenage girls. Hundreds of them.
It's just like The Beatles visit in 1964<<
... yeah but ...
>>only this time the massed ranks of fans are coordinated by social media<<



Are they that big?
Good on 'em.


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Post 13143

HonestIago

I think the only way to answer that question is to see where they are next year. They're making a big splash right now though.

Fun fact, I've worked with one of One Direction (Zayn) on an Aimhigher event as he went to a local school. He was deeply, deeply stupid.


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Post 13144

Rod

Now that, HI is deeply disappointing.
It may be one of my weaknesses but I tend to think that anyone who makes it that big must have something a little more than me...

smiley - sigh another excuse shattered


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Post 13145

quotes

>>I tend to think that anyone who makes it that big must have something a little more than me...

They have, they've got marketing.


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Post 13146

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/08/muslim-cleric-reportedly-bans-women-from-handling-cucumbers/?intcmp=obinsite

but what about sausagessmiley - huh


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Post 13147

You can call me TC

I hope the "unnamed cleric" was suitably embarrassed when he realised what he'd done. (In the article, he says that Muslim women should be banned from touching cucumbers, zucchini, and anything similar in shape)

As one comment says "shouldn't Muslim men then be prohibited from holding melons"?


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Post 13148

monkeylord5000

smiley - laugh

But I've never understood these kind of things. Won't they just bring ridicule and make people suddenly think of sexual things every time they see one a cucumber, banana, et cetera? It seems rather counter intuitive to bring attention to it.


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Post 13149

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

I wonder if maybe I am missing something. I don't know if I get what is going on. Anyway, good luck to the muslim women who have to deal with that seriously. What a smiley - bleeping mess.


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Post 13150

quotes

Furthermore:

"Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death."


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/outrage-as-egypt-plans-farewell-intercourse-law-so-husbands-can-have-sex-with-dead-wives-up-to-six-hours-after-their-death/story-e6frev00-1226340604074


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Post 13151

swl

Ally McCoist football video game contains 'tax dodge'

Game released ten years ago contains bizarre option for game players to avoid paying tax.

http://sport.stv.tv/blog/305161-ally-mccoist-football-video-game-contains-tax-dodge/

smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Post 13152

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - yikes

>> Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed
to have sex with their dead wives..<<

I have 3 responses to that shocking headline.
Please choose one.

1. Government has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.
2. Didn't husbands always have this option anyway.
3. Nuke the entire mid-east now.

smiley - cheers
~jwf~


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Post 13153

swl

Or the story is bollocks.


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Post 13154

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

What's a quarter of a day between spouses?

Probably lost in translation, but you never know who the audience for what will think of when.. and blah balh.


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Post 13155

anhaga

smiley - biggrin

"Drunk snowmobiler slams into Hopedale church"



thankfully:

"The collision did not affect regular Sunday services at the church."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/04/29/nl-hopedale-church-snowmobile-429.html?cmp=rss


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Post 13156

swl

Huzzah! British drug cheats can play beside all the other drug addicts at the London athletics competition! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9234798/London-2012-Olympics-Dwain-Chambers-lifetime-ban-lifted-after-British-Olympic-Association-bylaw-is-overturned.html


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Post 13157

anhaga

How do you say "Vive le Qu├ębec libre!" in Tibetan?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/04/30/dali-lama-quebec-independence.html?cmp=rss

Maybe the old fellow will visit Scotland next.smiley - winkeye


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Post 13158

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - cross
You'd think a guy who claims to have been re-incarnated
as many times as he would know better than to play the
"we're-all-in-this-together" card against our Two Solitudes
in hopes of turning our anger and angst, and let's face it
our ability to compromise, to his own Tibetan ends.
Oh, the shame of politics. The ignorance of kings and deli
lambs.
smiley - sheep

smiley - blacksheep
~jwf~


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Post 13159

Sho - gainfully employed again

anyone care to refer the inhabitants of the Salford thread to this one

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/30/boris-spending-london-economic-woes


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Post 13160

loonycat - run out of fizz

A case for Don't pick up a penguin smiley - stoutsmiley - fish

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/brits-fined-stealing-dirk-penguin-040049613.html


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