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by stewamax
September 19th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Is the US invading Oakham?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Is the US invading Oakham?

...the service and burgers taste just like that same pigs posterior - rank and cold Something I will take for granted; I am a country bumpkin (Oakham, and Rutland as a whole, are agricultural,feudal and delightful) but I have never been sufficiently courageous to approach the rear of an untethered ...
by stewamax
September 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Hosted desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Hosted desktop

Tools such as TeamViewer and LogMeIn are essentially for remote support but also fine for individuals doing their own thing (e.g. remotely accessing their own PCs), but are not for general purpose multi-user business use. For the latter you need something like Windows Server running virtual machines...
by stewamax
September 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Dominic Cummings

But looking at today's shambles, the good news is that it can't be long before he is Dominic Goings
by stewamax
September 18th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Is the US invading Oakham?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Is the US invading Oakham?

The centre of Oakham is indeed genuinely picturesque and not a pastiche. The McD proposal is, however, to build out of town on the Oakham bypass (which was itself only built a few years ago), and this will not affect the centre. The proposed site is between a small industrial estate and a new housin...
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Solid Gold toilet stolen....
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Solid Gold toilet stolen....

A current ceramic WC with cistern weighs around 55 lbs. Even with gold leaf applied the stolen one must weigh more. And apropos of ... the older boys in private schools used to use the young Fags for this very purpose Indeed. And a good flogging ('tunding' was the term used at Winchester) beforehand...
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Solid Gold toilet stolen....
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Solid Gold toilet stolen....

Were Queen Victoria ever to have had such a monstrosity, I wonder if one of the jobs of the the Groom of the Stole* would have been to sit on it for a few minutes to warm it up for her. * whose formal title was Groom of the Queen's Close Stool , although I gather that only Prince Albert had one. The...
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: A very bitter man

He is not, I gather, on the bread-line, but the publication could not have been timed better to help catch up financially with his old mate "nine jobs" Osborne.
The collateral damage is serendipity. Perhaps.
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: What's this?

At first sight is looked like something to be applied to a sensitive part of the male anatomy (one of two) by the Spanish Inquisition
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Telephone Cold calling
Replies: 25
Views: 660

Re: Telephone Cold calling

The endless supply of numbers are all false ones. Try calling one back and you will receive "number unobtainable".
As with text messaging, is it relatively easy to impersonate any sending number.
by stewamax
September 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Solid Gold toilet stolen....
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Solid Gold toilet stolen....

But exactly how did the thieves manage remove it? Given that gold is nearly twice a heavy as lead, Mr Plod should be looking for a rugby team that owns a mobile crane.
by stewamax
September 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Not informing banks of a death
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Not informing banks of a death

The banks are being sensible with "don't tell us officially just yet", but if cheques are paid in retrospectively it raises the question of the value of the deceased's estate at the moment of death. I imagine HMRC would be interested if there was a large post-mortem in-payment because the ...
by stewamax
September 13th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: A warning.
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: A warning.

It even hacked my 1930s HMV pornograph where the dog Nipper now has a tired but content smile.
by stewamax
September 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Prorogation judged unlawful
Replies: 62
Views: 1090

Re: Prorogation judged unlawful

... if the court have concluded that Johnson has lied to the Queen to obtain prorogation then that could be a sufficiently strong ground in UK law. The difficulty is that the royal prerogative is not justiciable, but in the same way as Secondary Legislation is subject to judicial review actions up ...
by stewamax
September 10th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Dying on the job
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Dying on the job

Since the chap's death was regarded as work-related injury, does it follow that had he survived he could legitimately put the young lady's charge* on expenses?
But this was France...

* assuming she was a 'working girl' and not an enthusiastic amateur
by stewamax
September 10th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Three little letters
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: Three little letters

MacFisheries was a long-established fish trader owned by Lever Bros and my maternal great-grandfather owned fish shops in Chester which were leased to them. Unilever may well still own the trademark and also Mac Food Centres and MacMarkets under which the shops also traded. Unlike other 'Mac' dispu...
by stewamax
September 10th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Dammit, it got me again

... or the end of the Amen from Handel's Messiah in a live performance, where after several minutes it reaches a final crescendo - a nd then complete silence - and then the huge burst of the final final final AAAAAAMEN. The choir - which when performed in cathedrals will include very young boys and ...
by stewamax
September 9th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Dammit, it got me again

From my experience, a tenor would start with Calon Lan about 8.30pm, and it would be nonstop from then on. Gwahoddiad is another good one. 8.30 pm Calon Lan to Hughes's ("Rugby match") tune 9.00 pm Gwahoddiad to the eponymous tune 9.30pm Calon Lan to Blaenwern (the "Love Divine"...
by stewamax
September 9th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Dammit, it got me again

... we sent him into church with a rousing rendition of this great hymn And your homeland, Rhyd6, has some of the most hauntingly beautiful and sad hymns/tunes extant. When I was young, singing hymns in Welsh pubs on Saturday night (and in 'wet' counties on Sunday night as well) was commonplace aft...
by stewamax
September 9th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Dammit, it got me again
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Dammit, it got me again

For at least 90 years apparently, 'Nimrod' has of course been the tenth of the pieces of music played at the Cenotaph on or Armistice Day (and now Remembrance Sunday). The Powers that Be have for once had the good sense not to meddle with its sensitive mix of apposite English, Irish, Scottish and We...
by stewamax
September 7th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Ideas for a day out
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Ideas for a day out

Near you there are:
South: Audley End (Saffron Walden)
North: Burghley House (Stamford) - and Stamford itself is well worth a visit.
North-West: Deene Park plus (nearby) Kirby Hall

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