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by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 700

Re: I knew it

written sometime in the 16th century, so well out of copyright The translation - and possibly the edition - would be the works of possible concern for copyright purposes. But posting a line or two here would presumably come under fair use, regardless. As the translation dates back to the 17th centu...
by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 700

Re: I knew it

Live. If you want more detail there is a whole chapter on the matter here: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/rabelais/francois/r11g/book1.13.html Here is a sample, makes it sound a better experience than Andrex: "But, to conclude, I say and maintain, that of all torcheculs, arsewisps, bumfodders...
by malkymoo
January 15th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 700

Re: I knew it

According to Rabelais, the neck of a goose is the best alternative.
by malkymoo
January 7th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: What do you do with your Xmas tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: What do you do with your Xmas tree?

We rented ours - gets collected today with our name on it for rental again next year when it will be bigger and bushier. same cost as a cut one of similar size and definitely a more environmentally friendly option Hi Skotch, just out of curiosity, what part of the country do you live? I live in Glo...
by malkymoo
January 6th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: What do you do with your Xmas tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: What do you do with your Xmas tree?

Well, I rent my tree so I will be taking it back to the growers this afternoon. It is grown in a big pot, I keep it well watered and get no needle drop. If you get a sentimental attachment to your tree you can rent the same one next Christmas, but I will not be doing that. Cost me £25 for a 5-footer...
by malkymoo
January 5th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Painting Kitchen Units.
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Painting Kitchen Units.

When painting doors, I find I get a better finish taking the doors off and painting them flat using a small roller. You need the type of roller made for use with woodwork paints rather than an emulsion roller. Stops the paint sagging which is difficult to avoid with the door upright. Wrap the roller...
by malkymoo
November 18th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 417
Views: 8891

Re: BREXIT

An excerpt from an anticle by Julie Burchill in today's Telegraph. ' Julie Burchill? Does anybody still read anything she writes? The "look at me everybody, aren't I outrageous" stuff was mildly amusing 30 years ago, provided you did not take it too seriously, but these days it is pretty ...
by malkymoo
November 14th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Naples
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Naples

Just back from my trip to Naples, had a great time! Weather mostly sunny, a few showers, temperatures in low 20s. Plenty of things too see and do. Fascinating city centre, went to Pompeii and up to the top of Vesuvius, visited a hot spa, lots of markets to keep my wife happy! Plenty of good food, mo...
by malkymoo
October 25th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Two from the radio
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Two from the radio

I got the non-mathematical answer for 2, but am stumped as to the mathematical answer. Any clues?
by malkymoo
October 23rd, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Cube
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Cube

I have thought of a way to make a cube out of four matches (all of them), can be wood ones if you like! Only slightly more tricksy than the original question.

Any advance on four?
by malkymoo
October 21st, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Cube
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Cube

GoSeigen wrote:
Would I be right in guessing this is more a riddle than a puzzle and that the cube is 8?


GS


or 27?

Not sure why the matches need to be paper though.
by malkymoo
October 17th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You've all been lied to !
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: You've all been lied to !

When I saw the subject line I thought this must be yet another Brexit thread!
by malkymoo
October 16th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Using green tomatoes - NOT CHUTNEY
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Using green tomatoes - NOT CHUTNEY

Slarti wrote:Put them out on a south facing windowsill to go red?

Slarti


The windowsill is not essential, anywhere reasonably warm will do. I pulled up my plants last week and put the remaining green tomatoes in a seed tray in my kitchen, they are turning already.
by malkymoo
October 12th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Universal credit
Replies: 65
Views: 1611

Re: Universal credit

Where do you get this idea that NI pays for the NHS? It pays for state pensions, with about 20 billion left over for other benefits. The NHS is funded from general taxation, which pensioners pay like everyone else. If pensioners paid NI, they are in effect paying for their own pensions, having also...
by malkymoo
October 12th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Universal credit
Replies: 65
Views: 1611

Re: Universal credit

Can you tell us which pensioner benefits you consider to be "unsupportable", and why? Because the only benefit I am likely to get is the state pension. And you know, I earned that with my contributions. It's not welfare in that sense. I do get the heating allowance, I suppose, and could g...
by malkymoo
October 10th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: The Spy and the Traitor
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: The Spy and the Traitor

I was thinking, this would made a great film.

Then I realised that the Americans do not come out of the story too well, so I think the film will never get made.
by malkymoo
October 9th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: The Spy and the Traitor
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: The Spy and the Traitor

I went to see Ben Macintyre at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, telling the story covered by his book. Sell-out audience, 1000+. Very effective speaker, recommend seeing him if you get the chance. I will be getting the book when it comes out in paperback!
by malkymoo
October 3rd, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Civil Parternships - what a waste of time and money.
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Civil Parternships - what a waste of time and money.

And the ultimate craziness is that marriage/civil partnership was supposed now to be unrelated to sex and procreation, and yet those closely related (sisters for instance) are forbidden from being so joined. There is a call for civil partnerships to be extended to siblings, see here: https://www.bb...
by malkymoo
October 1st, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Irish Border
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Irish Border

From my memory of visiting in the 1960, as far as people were concerned there were no checks. No passport or other ID needed.

Could not comment on goods.

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