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by Jumble
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Cornish terrorism. Dear sad, supposedly Cornish, fuckwits of the CRA/IRA/AQ/ISIL/whatever you pathetic shits are calling yourself this week. I'm Cornish, and I'd like to stress that you've made me a little ashamed to say that. Not that ashamed as I'm pretty sure you don't represent the vast majorit...
by Jumble
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

U.K. Government sticks to views on public sector pay. I was listening to Radio 4 Morale Maze, which was suggesting that public sector employment was a justifiably pay constrait as: A) public service was a vocation so we glean our rewards in job satisfaction B) statistics show that it is better paid...
by Jumble
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump posts video clip of him 'beating' CNN in wrestling . What bothers me is not so much the president of the United States promotes violence against anyone who citicises him (he's been doing that for 18 months and apparently he's still electable). It's more that he's now POTUS, and he real...
by Jumble
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 442607

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

And I'm assuming you meant to ask for a dog you don't own but seems happy and settled....

Spoiler:
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((Just don't tell Jumble, okay?))

Something (or someone) you need to say goodbye to but don't want to?
by Jumble
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 442607

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Completely on my own as I'm waiting for friends to drop the dog back. Have to say he's a bit droopy but he wouldn't have qualified. Although I would definitely qualify several time in the last few months I'm in a pretty good mood today so no. A rock or pebble that geologically is significantly out o...
by Jumble
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

poxic wrote:That looks like a mildly nervous but essentially good doggie.

Indeed, which is a slight surprise after Jumble, who's a complete attention whore. Still I'm forced to write this on my phone as my new friend is asleep with his chin on my knee. I guess he's relaxed a bit.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

All the drains have loose fitting lids, and I'm starting to figure out why.

In other news I have a new flat mate for a few days.
Spoiler:
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I'm sure the spotty one would be jealous but he's 2278 miles away and I won't tell him if you don't. I'm dog sitting for my boss for a few days.
by Jumble
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20854
Views: 2050189

Re: Post your boat race.

Great picture of you both but why was the cloud formation behind you trying to signal the arrival of the four horsemen? My reading of Revelations didn't particularly mention you meeting...

Oh, I get it, it's a Trump thing. Of course, I forgot, we're all fucked. You're just one of the signs.
by Jumble
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

Basically I'm checking the bathroom before I go in first thing. Apparently they come up the drains hunting rats.

Just loving this posting.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Trump says perhaps he didn't make tapes after all.

Oh, so he was talking shit. Well, that's a change.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

So, the small (zero) followers of the life and times of Jumble may know I'm now based in Amman Jordan. Yesterday I bumped into my house manager carrying this out our block of flats, which he claimed to have dispatched in a downstairs loo. As a matter of interest, anyone know what it is (yes, I know ...
by Jumble
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Is there a risk that the Democrats fall into the negative trap that the UK Labour party fell into last time - everyone knew what they were against. They were against Tories. It was really difficult to define what they were for. To be honest, from this side of the pond, the 'anyone with a pulse who i...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 442607

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No, I have testicles, the traditional alternative (sorry...). I do in fact have a display of pet rocks to remind me of home.

A bookshelf devoid of books?
by Jumble
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

I just need to say when looking from across the Atlantic, and I know this is a Brit talking so please pass me the irony kazoo, US politics is just monumentally fucked up.

The BBC is reporting this as a 'major boost to Trump '. Really?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 132
Views: 14073

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Agreed. Without giving too much away, a legendary Brian in a period when it was hard to carry the name. I hope it's good through the round window, Brian.
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6859
Views: 442607

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Check my back posts?

A hand-drawn card/picture?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Police name Finsbury Park terrorist . And his name is "arsehole". Just like his fellow wanker "arsehole" who drove a car over Westminster bridge to kill innocent tourists, children and stabbed a policeman. And his three brothers-in-shit who attacked innocent passers-by in Boroug...
by Jumble
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Dr. Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave! Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Trump's wall. On the whole I've not bothered much about this, although if I lived in the US or Mexico, particularly near the border, I might care more. If the idiot in chief wants to waste a vast amount of US taxpayers money building a folly to his own stupidity then that is somewhat less damaging t...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

My current housepest arrived already ten years old. She's 12 and a bit now. I put together a nearly-outdoors hangout for her. She goes out there whenever she hears birds, or when she's bored or annoyed with me. Which seems to be fairly often. She looks wonderful, and very pleased with herself. It's...
by Jumble
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

She does seem to be bringing the warmth, humility and public engagement skills that she displayed during her election campaign to this tragedy. Making the ex-housing minister her new chief of staff may also be a decision she comes to regret.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thanks, the subject remains pretty cute as well. He's twelve now but I don't think he's noticed. The only change we've noticed is that his 'vicious guard-dog' skills, always somewhat limited, now hover around zero. This is a picture my wife sent me recently of the brave hound found on full alert whe...
by Jumble
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thanks! It's proving to be something of an emotional year. I must admit that 2278 miles from friends and family I'm really glad I stumbled across this forum all those years ago.

I hope you're okay?
by Jumble
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5615859

Re: Thoughts for ships

Both my daughters were born with blond hair and blue eyes. (So, a scientific study of two data points - hey, I'm a physicist. That counts as a line.) Now 13 and sixteen years later, one has dark brown/raven hair and grey/green eyes (and fair skin- yes it's as striking as it sounds), and the other ha...
by Jumble
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thats the one. So when the fire on the fourth reached the pipes you would have a jet of burning gas running up the only escape route. It's a horrible thought.

2016 was a terrible year. This one is turning out even worse.
by Jumble
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Although we shouldn't preempt the public enquiry, that will take, at least, months.It looks like this is another series of compounded errors and misjudgements: - as previous posts have said, the insulating blocks are plywood and polypropylene foam. As that's highly flammable building regulations sta...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thanks, and she's just confirmed she's made it home. But she's had a rough day, to say the least.
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Not that I'm aware, but for the sake of my mental health I do not follow his insane twitter dribbling. I anticipate being as offended and outraged in the morning by his attempts to capitalise on the suffering of innocent victims for his own benefit as I was after the Borough Market attack. I really ...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Is there any chance that Trump could keep his views on the west London tower block fire to his fucking self?
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 5662

Re: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; Farron forced-it major; Scots guarded; They think Nuttall's O

Please someone do a 'you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!' Photoshop! I have this GIMPed, probably needing words on it, but I only spent five minutes on it. I was going to get a better screencap... DoorsOff.jpg (Or, even better, process an image-streammas a movie, and be slightly more...
by Jumble
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2745
Views: 298288

Re: The Darker Side of the News

At least 12 die when 24-storie tower block gutted by fire in West London. My wife works as a midwife at Queen Charlottes & Hammersmith Hospital which is on emergency running. It's about 300 yards from the building and my wife says there's smoke throughout the hospital. I'm hoping she can get ho...
by Jumble
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

I can't follow all of the links from Jordan. Please tell me this is for real! If I clap my hands and say "Trump is an arse-hat" will it be real?' I just think that's epic.

Is it just me or has the entire world, in the last 9 months, gone completely bat-shit crazy?
by Jumble
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85623

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Absolutely, don't blame you, but we thought of that before we voted for it! Because we're real smart and we've had enough of experts! The answer is, um, err...
by Jumble
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

Trump won't visit until the Brits like him.

Yay, we don't ever have to host the misogynist, bigoted, lying, orange half-wit! [Sorry to stretch the truth - I was trying to be nice.]
by Jumble
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

True, you can't remember seeing them. They're not big on dialogue.

However cool link back to intelligent past fiction. Better to think about than current, half-wit fuelled reality.
by Jumble
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 5662

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

I'd guess Boris and Amber Rudd in the final run-off. As a Foreign Office diplomat I think, erm, I'd better not comment... Of course, it doesn't matter because whoever wins will still be under the thumb of bigoted, homophobic, creationist morons. Fun times. Speaking as a Labour supporter my whole lif...
by Jumble
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 2287
Views: 113541

Re: Trump presidency

When my father acts like that I always worry he's had another mini-stroke.

How old is McCain?
by Jumble
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 5662

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

There were several unionist paramilitary groups during the troubles that were proscribed by the UK government as terrorist organisations (e.g. Ulster Defence Association, Ulster Freedom Fighters). At the time Rev Ian Paisley refused to condemn their actions, although to be fair after the Good Friday...

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