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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Fruitcake
As you can tell by my username, I am normally as...

As you can tell by my username, I am normally as sensible as a Fruitcake, and it is very rare for me to be plain silly ... :lol:

Well, apart from things like asking for a bag for my latest...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 241
Posted By Fruitcake
If they added a load of shrapnel to one ear but...

If they added a load of shrapnel to one ear but not the other, they would walk around lopsided and end up with a cricked neck.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 606
Posted By Fruitcake
Do you time share one hat between your two heads...

Do you time share one hat between your two heads Mr B, or have you lashed out and bought two? If the latter, are they a matching pair, and did you get a discount for buying in bulk.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 241
Posted By Fruitcake
I saw a comment somewhere else about a covid...

I saw a comment somewhere else about a covid test. The person advising said, we don't go up any further that people do when they pick their nose, and we all know that everyone on the planet picks...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
There is a whole set of four dead-end slip roads...

There is a whole set of four dead-end slip roads on the M4, East of Bristol.
It was somewhere around that location that it was supposed to be the junction with the M5.
The latter was originally...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
At least they didn't find out the hard way that...

At least they didn't find out the hard way that water might weigh heavy on the minds of students below.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
During an upgrade of the Tornado Fighter/Bomber...

During an upgrade of the Tornado Fighter/Bomber (my all time favourite aircraft) a new improved Radar was fitted into the ray-dome (the black pointy bit at the front that could be swung open on...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
Drop tanks to increase the operational range of...

Drop tanks to increase the operational range of aircraft have been around for decades. Once empty, or if the pilot needed to get out of trouble at the hurry up, the tanks would be ditched.

When...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
Drive shafts for pumps, motors, generators,...

Drive shafts for pumps, motors, generators, starters etcetera have a narrowed section such that it will shear at this point if undue loads are experienced elsewhere.

They are designed to fail.
...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
They were called "Catch Points" and were used on...

They were called "Catch Points" and were used on all sorts of places. Some were automatic but some were manually controlled from a Signal Box so a Signalman could "trip up" a runaway train.
The...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By Fruitcake
'Twas actually the ossopite. Because the first...

'Twas actually the ossopite. Because the first typing machines were purely mechanical, a sequence of linkages had to be produced such that the mechanism wouldn't jam when typing at speed.
Forum: General Chat 27-02-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 606
Posted By Fruitcake
My brother and sister-in-law visited my parents...

My brother and sister-in-law visited my parents many years ago upon an occasion where my Dad decided to play a trick on my brother's wife.

He was as bald as someone who is very bald, but donned a...
Forum: General Chat 27-02-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 606
Posted By Fruitcake
Just to clarify, we are talking wigs for heads...

Just to clarify, we are talking wigs for heads are we and not Merkins? (Oh how we laughed at George W over that).

My hair started falling out when I was seventeen.
It bothered me at first that...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 27-02-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 166
Posted By Fruitcake
I used to play indoor short mat bowls. The mats...

I used to play indoor short mat bowls. The mats were kept in a garage, wheeled out and unrolled in a local school hall where we played for fun, then rolled it all back up again afterwards.
The mats...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 26-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 195
Posted By Fruitcake
If I were to look at your place on Google Maps,...

If I were to look at your place on Google Maps, would it say, "Here be Dragons"?

:mrgreen:
Forum: General Chat 26-02-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 452
Posted By Fruitcake
Do you have a super-duper pooper scooper?

Do you have a super-duper pooper scooper?
Forum: Photos and Art 26-02-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Fruitcake
Smashing photos.

Smashing photos.
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 26-02-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16,409
Views: 404,623
Posted By Fruitcake
Oh yes, good old mad Mel. He has made me chuckle...

Oh yes, good old mad Mel. He has made me chuckle more than once.

I no nought about Winders Dozen. I was led to believe Windows Ten would be that last, and we would then suffer infinite downgrades...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 26-02-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By Fruitcake
Hope

Tumbling down the cataract,
Rainbows shimmer in the air,
Torrent roars, and tinkling sounds,
Splashing water everywhere.

Down and down the rocky slope,
Plunging to the pool below,
Dogs...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 24-02-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Fruitcake
He should look up the number from their website...

He should look up the number from their website and check that it is the same one as on the letter.
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 24-02-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Fruitcake
Heir hunters normally work on commission from the...

Heir hunters normally work on commission from the estate/executors etcetera. I would be very wary of any outfit asking for money up front.
Forum: General Chat 24-02-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 848
Posted By Fruitcake
I don't think it had a name, but we played a one...

I don't think it had a name, but we played a one sided version of that at junior school. Pupils had to run across in front of a wall and others would try to hit them with a ball as they went past.
...
Forum: General Chat 24-02-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 848
Posted By Fruitcake
The things we played during games lessons. ...

The things we played during games lessons.
Football, Rugby, Cricket, Rounders (the original tough version not the softy American version called baseball), Basketball, Volleyball, Pirates (when every...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities 24-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 246
Posted By Fruitcake
They are stunning. R Mar and My Lovely Cousin...

They are stunning. R Mar and My Lovely Cousin used to do cross-stitch so I know how difficult and time consuming it is, but what a result.
Forum: General Chat 24-02-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 848
Posted By Fruitcake
Husky-Fusky, aka The Wall game, Polly on the...

Husky-Fusky, aka The Wall game, Polly on the Mopstick, High Cockaloram. We played it at Grammar school until it was banned for being too dangerous.
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