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Office Conversation of the Day

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AleisterCrowley
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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 19th, 2019, 9:45 am

they always seemen much better value than lollies

Ewww.. the secret ingredient?

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby PinkDalek » March 19th, 2019, 9:54 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:they always seemen much better value than lollies

Ewww.. the secret ingredient?


Forget the secret ingredient. It is the method that was all important:

Lasted a lot longer as well because you had to suck them ...

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby sg31 » March 19th, 2019, 10:13 am

:oops:

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby melonfool » March 19th, 2019, 2:44 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:they always seemen much better value than lollies

Ewww.. the secret ingredient?


Forget the secret ingredient. It is the method that was all important:

Lasted a lot longer as well because you had to suck them ...


That's not been my experience.....

Mel

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby stevensfo » March 19th, 2019, 7:32 pm

sg31 wrote:I was born in 1955 and I remember the farthing. 4 Black Jacks for a farthing was a must buy for me. I was gutted when the farthing went and it became 4 for a ha'penny. Daylight robbery, it should have been 8.

It wasn't long before it became 4 for a penny but by that time my parents had a shop so I didn't have to buy them.

I've no idea why it bothered me so much, I was only 4 and it's not like I was having to earn the money. I think that was the first time I realised the world wasn't fair. I can still remember feeling the anger at the irrationality 60 years later.



I'm 5 years younger and can't remember the farthing, but I do remember when we went decimal, we were moving from Warwick to a village in Huntingdonshire and I was getting 3/-6 pocket money. My Dad started giving me 15p which I soon worked out was not a very good exchange rate, but in those days of course, one didn't argue with 'Dad'! I never spent mine on sweets though probably because I was influenced by a very large family close to us whose kids all used to run and spend their pocket money as soon as they got it, for the very good reason that, if they didn't, someone in the family would nick it! :-)
My first memory of any money is a sixpence I got from Mum once a week to go and buy my Sparky comic. Crikey, what happened to all those comics in the newsagents? Topper, Whiz&Chips, Beezer, Beano, Dandy, Hotspur, Victor etc?

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby tjh290633 » March 19th, 2019, 11:09 pm

stevensfo wrote:Crikey, what happened to all those comics in the newsagents? Topper, Whiz&Chips, Beezer, Beano, Dandy, Hotspur, Victor etc?

Steve

I used to get Hotspur, Rover, Wizard and Champion, once I had grown out of Dandy, Beano and Knockout.

The things I remember most were the exploits of H K Rodd and of the Great Wilson. Rockfist Rogan was another I recall.

TJH

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 20th, 2019, 9:16 am

Dandy, Beano, Cor(?!), Whizzer & Chips(or something)
Moved up to Warlord and Bullet (both from DC Thompson of Dundee, as were Beano and Dandy) - an expensive 5p and 7p respectively when they were first published

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby flopski2 » March 20th, 2019, 9:34 am

Used to get occaisonal copy of Whizzer & Chips. Prefered the Victor or any of the Commando publications. Someone down the road used to lend me the Victor annuals (Alf "Tupper of the Track" the most memorable character with his favourite faggot and chips tea). My parents would only pay for a Look & Learn subscription - all very worthy and educational but only had the Trigan Empire cartoon regularly. Although, they did a cartoon version of Macbeth which I still remember and came in handy to get me up to speed when it was one of the set readings for O level English.

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby scotia » March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am

tjh290633 wrote:I used to get Hotspur, Rover, Wizard and Champion, once I had grown out of Dandy, Beano and Knockout.

I remember the Hotspur, Rover, Wizard and Adventure - all with stories mainly in prose - which I think ultimately led to their downfall. My particular favourite was "I flew with Braddock" in the Rover. In my later teens I moved onto the RAF Flying Review. I don't know what happened to it.

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby brightncheerful » March 20th, 2019, 12:18 pm

The first issue of Hotspur, according to Wikip, came with a black mask as a free gift and contained an offer for an electric shock machine:
" It's a great prize, absolutely harmless and will give hours of fun. Just watch your pal's face when you give him his first electric shock!"

Can you imagine the howls of indignation from adults etc if that were on offer in a youngsters' mag nowadays?

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby tjh290633 » March 20th, 2019, 12:22 pm

I had an electric shock machine. I think it was handed down from my father or someone that he knew. All you got was a slight sensation. Your granny would have liked it. Mine did.

TJH

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby stevensfo » March 20th, 2019, 12:37 pm

flopski2 wrote:Used to get occaisonal copy of Whizzer & Chips. Prefered the Victor or any of the Commando publications. Someone down the road used to lend me the Victor annuals (Alf "Tupper of the Track" the most memorable character with his favourite faggot and chips tea). My parents would only pay for a Look & Learn subscription - all very worthy and educational but only had the Trigan Empire cartoon regularly. Although, they did a cartoon version of Macbeth which I still remember and came in handy to get me up to speed when it was one of the set readings for O level English.


The Commandos were those small booklet types? I used to love those and still remember some of the stories after all these years. Also liked Victor, Wizard and Hotspur. There was '21st Century' comic I think, that was very popular due to Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet etc on TV. For some strange reason, my parents got me a subscription to 'Tell Me Why' which I can't remember reading very much, whereas I do remember Look & Learn very well. I was a librarian in our Primary school and still remember sitting on the carpet reading the Trigan Empire in each magazine, but nothing else. :-)
One weird bit of info - happy memories of my Auntie's magazine 'Diana'. Yes, meant for girls, but they had the most amazing SciFi comic strips in with brilliant stories.

Steve

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby tjh290633 » March 20th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Mt daughter used to read "The Lying Eyes of Mandy" which I think was in Bunty. But I digress.

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby stevensfo » March 20th, 2019, 4:44 pm

tjh290633 wrote:Mt daughter used to read "The Lying Eyes of Mandy" which I think was in Bunty. But I digress.

TJH


My sisters read 'Twinkle'.

Meanwhile, I was arresting their Sindy dolls, Barbie dolls, Tippy Tumbles, or whatever they were called and executing them with my combine force of Napoleonic and WWII soldiers with tanks and Dinky cars.

As soon as I discovered Airfix models, their Barbie dolls went into hiding. What woman wants a USA Saturn rocket landing on her? :-)

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 20th, 2019, 6:45 pm

Ah, remember my sister reading 'Twinkle' - we named one of our cats after it (sheer laziness, only slightly better than 'Cat')

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm

tjh290633 wrote:I had an electric shock machine. I think it was handed down from my father or someone that he knew. All you got was a slight sensation. Your granny would have liked it. Mine did.

TJH


We made our own from relays !
A good clunky relay with a 9V battery, coil wired in series with a normally-closed contact - clattered away generating a hefty back EMF from the coil. What fun!

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby XFool » March 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm

tjh290633 wrote:Mt daughter used to read "The Lying Eyes of Mandy" which I think was in Bunty. But I digress.

Wasn't that later turned into an election poster by the Conservatives?

What about The Eagle? Jet Morgan, the Mekon and those centrefolds...

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby PinkDalek » March 20th, 2019, 7:31 pm

XFool wrote:Wasn't that later turned into an election poster by the Conservatives?


This one?:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... ters#img-5

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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby LadyGagarin » March 20th, 2019, 8:38 pm

stevensfo wrote:
sg31 wrote:I still remember the very first time I heard the expression 'I know where you're coming from'. Outside our son's Primary school, 1998. I wondered for a second, how could this woman know where we've been living, when it clicked.


Either that or (a) she worked for MI5 or (b) you've got yourself a stalker.

With all due respect,
LadyG
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Re: Office Conversation of the Day

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Postby LadyGagarin » March 20th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Gaggsy wrote:What will we revert to? The primordial slime?


You've clearly met some of my coworkers then.

With all due respect,
LadyG


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