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Old 17th October 2020, 00:24
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No, Not guilty Mr Varley. No solderin down there. Just a hot glue gun and of course a little wood glue plus Gold paint.
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Old 17th October 2020, 05:26
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A soldering iron as a 21st birthday present, how terribly sad. Presents should be silly and frivolous, no one wants socks, underwear or as Lady Bracknell would exclaim, " A Soldering Iron".
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Old 17th October 2020, 05:40
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Last soldering I did about 100 years ago used inherited, from my great grandfather, 'dumb' (copper) irons heated with a blow lamp.
I loved the old blow lamp but it scared the hell out of the YMs and the kids.
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Old 17th October 2020, 10:49
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The little 21st birthday box of miscellany from Brother and his then (Pa: Don't know why he married the bitch) wife included a torch, a book on elementary sea signalling and a Titanic era BOT Instruction poster for donning a cork lifejacket (that is different from a Cork lifejacket one supposes).
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Old 17th October 2020, 15:30
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Only the best Kapok in our LJ's. Same-Same HMS Ulysses.
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Old 17th October 2020, 16:43
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I don't think I knew that. I read that it was employed in vinyl envelopes to keep the water out.

Ma was horrified that I preferred a school kapok pillow instead of the eiderdown she provided (less keen on the similarly filled mattresses though).

(Note mustachios of same vintage)
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Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
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Old 18th October 2020, 20:45
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I'm told on good authority that a 21st is now an 18th and could become a 15th. Something about voting and dying for your country. I sometimes wish I was 15 again.
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Old 19th October 2020, 03:03
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I'm told on good authority that a 21st is now an 18th and could become a 15th. Something about voting and dying for your country. I sometimes wish I was 15 again.
If any of us were young again would you be more worried about your future or your lack of a future?
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Old 19th October 2020, 07:41
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If I was young again I wouldn't give a toss about the future. Here I am after 50 years of bloody hard work........ and loosing faith in our politicians, our Medics, our Religious and our System. I may apply to join the atheists or the agnostics, like some, but I don't know the difference.
As one of my Ukrainian Masters would say, "Life is sh1te".
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Old 19th October 2020, 14:31
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Come on! Summer is barely out and your SAD jab has worn off already?

We agnostics are the club to join however I think it is the only club to which almost everyone belongs, paid up or not.

I presently give no credence to any 'System' except science despite no popular understanding (any understanding) of the first stirring in the primordial soup. That given all that follows is clear and requires no superstition. Therefore I am an atheist you say? Well I certainly am at the moment but, were I to be of sound and ebriate mind, and a heavenly/satanic/elephant-shaped/etc. representative appear before me I would probably tend towards the deity(ies) for which they were lobbying. I think that makes me a well cemented-in temporarily atheist agnostic.

I knew one old bat, visiting her in care until she almost made 102, who would have told a supercharged gold encrusted vision of the Archangel Gabriel that he should not perform conjuring tricks on old ladies and get himself a proper job.

On one occasion when our heroes were observing a world only be the glow of re lights from the alarm tableau Alan Sharpe , chief, put and arm round my shoulder (in an entirely amicable and almost acceptable fashion) with "Davie*, my boy, life is just a bowl of shi-ite".

(*. I know. Anathema, as is touching Mrs V's little boy, but one's chief is one's chief).
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Old 19th October 2020, 17:00
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I have a strong agnostic leaning, with some thoughts. Best described by "I don't believe in God, but if I am wrong, I don't mean to be rude."
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Old 19th October 2020, 23:06
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Tempted to make comments on that one but, as its the wifes 64th Birthday today I promised her I wouldnt be a naughty today!
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How do you get away with promising only one day BB? There must be more to this somewhere.
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