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Old 20th June 2022, 08:13
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You mean to tell me that it is not the cats that cause the damage. No, really?
Such a prosaic explanation is quite disappointing.
Logical, but disappointing, for this forum anyway.
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Old 20th June 2022, 12:07
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The cat has the last word

Cats always have the last word...
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Old 20th June 2022, 15:30
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The Mad Man is telling everyone you are boring and on Prozac. This is a powerful drug, think Absinthe, and will turn your pee blue and tend towards brewers droop Keep him onside otherwise he will go on and on and on and wear us all down. What the f*ck did you take the cat fotos for? Pull yourself together, big man.
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Old 20th June 2022, 17:08
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Do you also write cryptic crossword clues, ES?
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Old 20th June 2022, 21:31
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My O-Levels, one in English Language and one in English Literature has emboldened me to play fast and loose with the odd apostrophe but cryptic crosswords are out of my league. Contact Mr Burgess or McLean ( 2 Down, 6 Letters).
Depp's ex-lover certainly isn't one.
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Old 20th June 2022, 22:52
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My O-Levels, one in English Language and one in English Literature has emboldened me to play fast and loose with the odd apostrophe but cryptic crosswords are out of my league. Contact Mr Burgess or McLean ( 2 Down, 6 Letters).
Depp's ex-lover certainly isn't one.
My dear departed gran used to love crosswords. She would solve a clue, and if it didn't fit the grid, she would just add some more squares, or fill in some if her answer was a few letters short. Worked every time.
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Old 21st June 2022, 08:27
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A much more enjoyable and satisfying way to do a crossword than spending hours wracking your brain for some obscure and smart-ass solution. Good for Gran.
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Old 21st June 2022, 09:14
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I agree. You have to be very suspicious of a cryptic clue solver.....

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My dear departed gran used to love crosswords. She would solve a clue, and if it didn't fit the grid, she would just add some more squares, or fill in some if her answer was a few letters short. Worked every time.
I always found I was living with a bunch of matelots who had learned that one from your dear departed gran...
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Old 21st June 2022, 19:02
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I agree. You have to be very suspicious of a cryptic clue solver.....

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Old 21st June 2022, 19:13
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My Old Dear was a crossword fanatic. One day she was struggling with a quiz word version and she asked me what I thought of the clue: "What the Universe is made of."

I suggested 'Hydrogen.' (This is back in the day before 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' proved we don't know shit about what 90% of anything actually is.)

"No," she replied. "Doesn't fit." I thought nothing more of it until she completed the puzzle and told me the correct answer was: 'electricity.'

"What a load of bollocks," I commented, for which I received the IRISH DEATH GLARE (hill farm girl from Co. Limerick, came over just before WW2.)

I strategically advanced to the rear and went down the pub ...

(Can't help but think that if that clue had been right ... none of us could afford to live in this Universe anymore .... )
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Old 21st June 2022, 23:22
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My Old Dear was a crossword fanatic. One day she was struggling with a quiz word version and she asked me what I thought of the clue: "What the Universe is made of."

I suggested 'Hydrogen.' (This is back in the day before 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' proved we don't know shit about what 90% of anything actually is.)

"No," she replied. "Doesn't fit." I thought nothing more of it until she completed the puzzle and told me the correct answer was: 'electricity.'

"What a load of bollocks," I commented, for which I received the IRISH DEATH GLARE (hill farm girl from Co. Limerick, came over just before WW2.)

I strategically advanced to the rear and went down the pub ...

(Can't help but think that if that clue had been right ... none of us could afford to live in this Universe anymore .... )
The Daily Mirror cartoon "The Perishers" had short series about this very topic many years ago. The children were discussing what made the World work, and some had concluded that because it was very old, it must run on clockwork. Marlon, the kid in the leather jacket didn't agree. He said it ran on electricity because he had "Seen the men putting new cables in up the road."
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Old 22nd June 2022, 08:11
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That reminds me;
Look out for the eyeballs in the sky!
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Old 22nd June 2022, 08:27
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Every year the Perishers would go camping and one year Maisie killed a spider. She was warned by Wellington that the Queen of the Spiders would appear in the night seeking revenge.

That night Marlon (who was gormless exemplified) crawled out of his tent to look at the sky. He started to have his epiphany, seeing the majesty of the Universe. He was just about to grasp the meaning of it all when Maisie laid him out with a huge frying pan.

"I'm sorry Marlon," she said. "I thought you were the Queen of the Spiders come to get me !!"

Poor old Marlon .... almost there, but didn't make it. Absolutely class comic strip.
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Old 28th June 2022, 15:40
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My dear departed gran used to love crosswords. She would solve a clue, and if it didn't fit the grid, she would just add some more squares, or fill in some if her answer was a few letters short. Worked every time.
Reminds me of when I worked in a team of Mixer Truck drivers dropping a sliver of concrete across the Severn Estuary 28 years ago.
One of the other drivers took a disliking to me and tried to make my life harder than need be - so every time it was his turn to go out to deliver another load of concrete, I would insert random words in his daily crossword.

The Klingons have it right - Revenge is best served cold - but boy was it hard to keep a straight face, as he got more and more angry as he tried to get the (probably) correct words to fit the grid
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Old 28th June 2022, 15:46
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Would that be the Severn Bridge leading to Gods Country, the Land of Song.?
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Old 29th June 2022, 11:28
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Yes that would be the one - although I'm not sure about the last bit - more like the escape route from - although several of the gentlemen I work with here on the English side at the facility with the three funnels err stacks would whole heartedly agree with you.

Working on the bridge, I think I had the best job on site - spare driver! Anything from the site van to 20 foot wide abnormal loads, including said mixer trucks driving down the river bed at 40 miles an hour when the tide was out.
Also was the last time I was at sea when I did a month on the barge, pumping concrete into the caissons - even went home at night, sometimes.
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Old 29th June 2022, 14:36
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Wonderful……
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