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Tefkat

What's a sub 4 man?
Wasn't The Third Man a black & white fillum? (With the old bald bloke in it?)
Surely you're not old enuf to remember it young man?
Which part of The North are you haunting?
Do I ask too many questions?

smiley - skullsmiley - cat


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No I don't think you ask too many questions, but you do pop up in the strangest places. Liked the Orwell gag.smiley - biggrin
A sub 4 man is someone who can run a mile in under 4 minutes.The Third Man was an old b/w, it was directed by Olly Reed's uncle, who was confusingly called Carol! Tho' who the old bald bloke was I don't know. Do you mean Citizen Kane?
As for haunting, now that's an interesting way of putting it. Are you big on mysticism by any chance? Well it's Liverpool. I was born here but spent a lot of my life in other parts. You wouldn't believe how cheap houses are here!
Mental pictures. A bit at a time, always have your audience waiting for more. I'm actually building one of you as I speak!!!!!


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Post 3

Tefkat

Oo-er missus! Go on then - give it to me. I can take it

I think I was thinking of the American that talks slowly. He may have been in the fillum with the talking horse when he was younger.
Sorry, my mind makes connections in strange directions (like quarks). Could his name have been Stewart Grainger?

Ooh, a runner. I used to be one of those (till old age and arthritis caught up wiv me smiley - wah )

How did you know I was a mystic? [Cue Twilight Zone music]

One of my Liverpudlian customers once told me never to use hand signals while driving through Liverpool or my watch would be nicked. smiley - smiley

By the way, that first sentence belongs here. smiley - smiley


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Oh you curious cat! Visions are a personal thing and will tell you a lot about the person. A few years ago I managed to run into three smackheads who wanted my money, I was mugged basically. One of the outcomes was a loss of eyesight. Liverpool has an A1 eye unit and I became Mr Guinea Pig for a new procedure. The operations are done under a local anaesthetic but you can't see. It is very important you don't move,speak etc. so a nurse holds your hand during the op. if you want to speak you squeeze her hand, she then tells the surgeon and when the almighty says it's ok you may then speak.
Holding hands with someone for a couple of hours in an operating theatre is actually quite a relationship. You feel close, they know when your squeezing to speak or if your squeezing for comfort. They also squeeze back at the scary bits. Strange as it may seem it's almost romantic. I think blokes are probably bad for it because of the Florence Nightingale thing.
But I digress, I built pictures of all the operating staff. The nurses all looked like angels from a Botticcelli painting. I got all the ages complete wrong and because one surgeon was a South African with a deep voice and a rugby fan I imagined him to be huge. He was actually a fairly short very dapper man.
So as for you my feline friend I have a mental picture of someone 'petite and trim' as the mags sometimes describe it.
A talking horse! Do you mean Mr Ed? Stewart Grainger was English, do you mean James Stewart. He was in a film with a six-foot rabbit, well you come across them everyday.
Are you a white witch? I always go over the top. But what's this about Liverpool customers? I used to send all my letters 'Dear Client' until the head of sales told me it sounded like I was running a brothel!
Well I'd better do some real work. Sorry about the arthritis, do you take medication?
Shalom and adieusmiley - rose


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Post 5

Munchkin

Bald bloke in The Third Man, do you mean the guy who organises the book club meeting? That was Wilfred Hyde White, gawd bless his cotton socks. The only Americans in the film are your main hero bloke with the improbable name that currently escapes me and some young no name whose version of War of the Worlds did not go down well with the author. smiley - smiley

Oh, and the hero's name was Holly Martins. Told you it was silly.


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Wilfred Hyde-White. You obscurist! He also organized the Hindu Dancers, or as the soldiers described it, the striptease. Welles may have been a lot of things but a no mark wasn't one of themsmiley - grr


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Post 7

Munchkin

Oh most certainly not. My winter dress sense owes a lot to Harry Lime. And Citizen Kane is still one of the best films I have ever seen. I must try and make my sillyness more obvious next time smiley - smiley
I have no idea why I remember Wilfred Hyde-White's name, its just one that sticks, unlike most other peoples which I really should.


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Post 8

Tefkat

You like Botticelli women? smiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrin

Did the procedure work?

(Oh smiley - doh Of course it did or you wouldn't have known how the South African really looked or be reading this now. Excuse me while I go and shoot myself)

Yes, I can imagine it becoming very intimate. Apparently if you gaze into someone's eyes for long enough they fall in love with you. Holding hands must be much more effective.

I used to be petite and trim. Now I'm more of a pygmy hippopotamus. smiley - wah
Tell me how you see some of the other people you've encountered here. Let's see if our expectations match.
What's Munchie like f'rinstance?

[Hiya Munchie smiley - smooch]

Yes, I did mean Mr Ed - and James Stewart (You mean Harvey was asmiley - bunny rather than a horse?!) And he wasn't in The Third Man when he got older was he? It was summat else. smiley - dohsmiley - doh
Orson Welles?
My rabbits are only about 3 foot so far but I've got a six-foot cat. (He's a horse chestnut now). I used to be a silver birch but I'm planning to become an Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum next time.

smiley - laugh I used to call the punters clients too, when I was working in the Benefits system, till my supervisor said the same thing. (She also said I wouldn't make my bus-fare home. smiley - sadface )
The Liverpool customers were from garages. So were the Glaswegians, the Aberdonians, the Teuchters, the Yorkies and the Lancastrians. And some of them had gorgeous dark brown velvet voices smiley - sigh.

Not white, no. More sort of pale green - though I prefer to call it coffee-coloured.

The medication made me extremely sick. Over the years I've been prescribed 9 or 10 different NSAIDS and they all had the same effect.
Five years ago I was told I would be in a wheelchair within two years if I didn't behave and take the stuff.
I didn't.
I'm not.
smiley - nahnah to the lady doctor smiley - biggrin

(And I'm gradually managing to walk a little further all the time so I may even manage to lose the weight eventually smiley - smiley )


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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

Hello catty. Only a quick note I'll give you a full reply tomorrow. I too used to work for the Social - in Peckham! Munchie has got his picture on the site so you can see for yourselfsmiley - footprints


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Post 10

Tefkat

I looked once and can vaguely remember. I was just wondering whether your mental image corresponded with mine - but if you've already seen him ...

Small world. I used to work at Lewisham UBO and Greenwich DHSS. smiley - ill
What did you do?


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Our office was officially called Camberwell AO. We only did half of Peckham and only did supp ben(age showing). We actually had more staff than Peckham main office because just about everyone in the area was on benefit. We held the record for the highest sick-rate. I think we managed 32% one year.
The dreaded eye opssmiley - bruised . I had my retinas detached and the theory goes if you have your eye filled with oil and gas and then lie in a certain position for a couple of weeks,for me it was my right side, then the bubbles will press the retina back against the inside of your eye. With the help of a little laser then you have a chance of success. Unfortunately, putting the oil in, then out then the subsequent cataract ops involve cutting the eye open which causes damage and so even if successful the sight is always worse than before and the eye weaker. The weird thing was the two weeks of laying on my side pressed one of my ears flat to my head but the other stuck out, so I thought I'd have to lay on my other side to press that back in. But after a couple of days it was sticking back out.
I think munchie is bigger than I thought. Munchkin makes me think of an elf from the forest. I think he's also something of a dapper dan. Voices on the telephone are also often misleading. In the social one of the claimants was convinced I was a woman! Have you ever known people ask each other out solely over the phone? Some embarrassed people there smiley - tongueout . But the laws of slander forbid me.
My aunty has arthritis and they gave her HRT. It had a pretty bad effect on her. She said it was like going through puberty and the menopause at the same time.
Stay out of the wheelchair, that's an order and ttfn.


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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

Our office was officially called Camberwell AO. We only did half of Peckham and only did supp ben(age showing). We actually had more staff than Peckham main office because just about everyone in the area was on benefit. We held the record for the highest sick-rate. I think we managed 32% one year.
The dreaded eye opssmiley - bruised . I had my retinas detached and the theory goes if you have your eye filled with oil and gas and then lie in a certain position for a couple of weeks,for me it was my right side, then the bubbles will press the retina back against the inside of your eye. With the help of a little laser then you have a chance of success. Unfortunately, putting the oil in, then out then the subsequent cataract ops involve cutting the eye open which causes damage and so even if successful the sight is always worse than before and the eye weaker. The weird thing was the two weeks of laying on my side pressed one of my ears flat to my head but the other stuck out, so I thought I'd have to lay on my other side to press that back in. But after a couple of days it was sticking back out.
I think munchie is bigger than I thought. Munchkin makes me think of an elf from the forest. I think he's also something of a dapper dan. Voices on the telephone are also often misleading. In the social one of the claimants was convinced I was a woman! Have you ever known people ask each other out solely over the phone? Some embarrassed people there smiley - tongueout . But the laws of slander forbid me.
My aunty has arthritis and they gave her HRT. It had a pretty bad effect on her. She said it was like going through puberty and the menopause at the same time.
Stay out of the wheelchair, that's an order and ttfn.


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Post 13

Munchkin

Yay, I'm taller than expected smiley - smiley Mind you I did acquire the name while at University, where I did start out shorter. I also used to hang around with people over six foot, which didn't help smiley - smiley
Glad to hear your ear popped out, that must have been odd.


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Not so much odd as disappointing. Oh do I dream of those finely chisselled film star looks. By the way I'm a quarter of an inch off six foot, that was once considered tall!


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Post 15

Tefkat

Well I think you're both delicious. smiley - smoochsmiley - smooch

Poor third man. Does that mean you have to wear incredibly thick glasses?

smiley - laugh Yes. I sound like Mickey Mouse on helium so men have always expected me to look like Marilyn Monroe. smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - wah

smiley - yuk Remind me never to take HRT in that case.


Mr Magoo

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I used to wear incredibly thick glasses in my teens, hence the nickname, one among many. Contact lenses changed my life! I have to wear glasses for the screen etc. but it's our secretsmiley - winkeye
So you have a Terence Stamp admirer. If your not careful you'll have to open a site as the Stag Queen Sex Beast just to keep them all happy. smiley - bleep
For someone with dodgy joints you do sound very energetic. Are you an adrenaline type who finds sleep tricky?
I was waiting for you to post on the virginity item but I must have missed you, or where the savages all by immaculate conception!


Mr Magoo

Post 17

Tefkat

hehehe. We used to call one of our Latin teachers Mrs Magoo. It fitted.
I tried contact lenses when I was 16 but I ended up with conjunctivitis. I've since been told that I should never have been given hard lense but the horrible old optician was too busy trying to feel me up to bother testing them (or fitting them) properly smiley - ill. Now even the smell of contact lens cleaning solution makes my eyes hurt. smiley - bruised

What virginity item?
The first one was! smiley - laugh My first husband used to accuse me of parthenogenesis.
Sleep? What's that?
Stag Queen Sex Beast? What's that? (and who is Terence Stamp anyway?)


Mr Magoo

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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

Yeah, you should have had gas permeables. They're a lot kinder.
The virginity thing has been running all day and I was hoping you were going to turn up saying something like "it was on the bridge of the QE2 just as we passed the Statue of Liberty".
Stag Queen, weren't you eyeballed by one? A stag that is!
Terence Stamp is dead cool. He was part of that sixties group with Bailey, Jean Shrimpton etc. He lives in California now but is probably best known as Sergeant Troy in Far From the Madding Crowd.
I remember when I had my contacts fitted, I had a lovely Iranian refugee who looked a lot like Yasmin Le Bon. I was that nervous my hands shook so much I couldn't even got the lens to stay on my fingertip let alone get it in my eye.
My first was a karate instructor when I was in my twenties. It was her first too. Strange as it may seem we both thought it was brilliant. Regrets I've had a few..smiley - whistle By the way what is Parthenogenesis


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Found out!Shame on the man! But a linguistic triumph.


Mr Magoo

Post 20

Tefkat

I don't think they'd invented gas permeables when I was 16 .

It's hard. Depends on how you define virginity. If you use a physical definition it was on my wedding night, 3 days after my 18th birthday, when I was 5 months pregnant. smiley - erm

(smiley - laugh After 3 months of all day morning sickness I asked the doctor whether it was possible to get pregnant from what we'd been doing and he said it wasn't really probable - 10,000 to one against - so I went away reassured smiley - yikes).

I couldn't either. And once we'd got them in we couldn't get them out again. Had to use a suction thingy (which I had to use every time - and even then they often stuck to my eyes harder than to the sucker smiley - grr). Someone told me it sounds very much as though they were too tight.
They also used to steam up the way your glasses do when you come in from the cold. smiley - erm

hehehe. He also accused me of being able to get pregnant from holding hands. smiley - online2long


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