View Full Version : (OT) What's My Line?

03-22-2007, 07:08 AM
For those who don't remember the old TV show, the riddle is to guess the guy's occupation.


Optics Curmudgeon
03-22-2007, 09:14 AM
Doorbels? I'm guessing he's not an English teacher.


03-22-2007, 09:23 AM
Village Idiot ?

BTW That post is a violation of post rules You Can't Advertise your Business.

Norman Atkinson
03-22-2007, 09:51 AM
Village idiot- you can't oil oxygen regulators.
They go bang- or the British ones do.


Let him have his moment of gory- oops- glory,
Nah, let it be as I said originally.


03-22-2007, 10:45 AM
I thought the British oxygen regulator was officially known as the collector of inland revenue?

03-22-2007, 10:58 AM
He's advertising business cards and the above is a sample.

Norman Atkinson
03-22-2007, 11:18 AM
Hi M,
When you put oil in a oxy regulator, you don't need business cards or being able to spell.
There is a 'Rite' way and a right way.
Business is booming!



Alistair Hosie
03-22-2007, 12:36 PM
your going back a bit there laddie when that was shown on tv here in UK I was about 8 years old.Alistair

Norman Atkinson
03-22-2007, 12:46 PM
Come off it. I thought that you and Logie Baird went to school together.

Or was it Yogi Bear?



03-22-2007, 05:51 PM
Sorry, we don't have a winner yet. No, he's not the village idiot and trying to sell those sloppy cards to you perfectionists would put him back in village idiot status. Hint: He's in no danger of being blown up.

03-22-2007, 06:24 PM
I have a Question ......Who really Cares? :)

Norman Atkinson
03-22-2007, 06:29 PM
To us 'Brits' it was sad when Lady Isobel Barnett - an original panellist- was arrested for shop lifting and it was discovered the poor old dearie had Senile Dementure. Isobel was a Doctor!

Maybe the humour went out for most of us then.


Your Old Dog
03-22-2007, 07:02 PM
Junior Sample, Used car salesman.

Now what the hell did I have for breakfast this morning!

Roy Andrews
03-22-2007, 07:35 PM
he is a tree

03-22-2007, 08:10 PM
Don't you guys that live across the pond call something a "regulator" that we in the US have a common name for? I think have heard the term but can't remember what was being discussed. Was in the terms of radio vaccum tubes? Getting old is not for sissies!


03-23-2007, 03:13 AM
A 'regulator' is a common style of pendulum wall clock often used by railroads.

03-23-2007, 04:20 AM
Most of the oxygen and gas regulators I have come across are stamped do not oil. Why would you want to oil a sun visor?

03-23-2007, 08:53 AM
You wouldn't.

03-23-2007, 03:09 PM
You are getting close.

With your Latin, I thought you would nail it right off.

03-23-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm not very good at these sorts of puzzles. I think too literally.

John Stevenson
03-23-2007, 03:50 PM
He's a cretin ?


03-24-2007, 01:46 AM

03-24-2007, 01:51 AM
For reasons unknown to myself the first thing that came to mind was parking tickets.

03-24-2007, 03:13 AM
A Gigolo.... :confused:

Yow Ling
03-24-2007, 03:47 AM
A window cleaner ?

03-24-2007, 06:02 AM
He's a cretin ?
I dont think he's frome Crete I think he's French.

03-24-2007, 06:32 AM
So that means he's not a cretin, he's a cheese eating surrender monkey?
Should I have inadvertantly offended any French citizens can I just say



John Stevenson
03-24-2007, 07:03 AM
You can't inadvertently offended the French, they are bred for that.


03-24-2007, 07:22 AM
My uncle was a universally offended Quebecquois, alcholic & barber.....must be something in the genes, the wine or the water.....
I'm up too late....

03-24-2007, 06:11 PM


Sorry I couldn't get a "Do Not Oil" sign from a doorbell chime solenoid but it seems that they all have them.

PRN from the Latin "pro re nata", meaning "when necessary."

Since it is not necessary to oil any of the three, Mr. Smyth Must be


Sorry gentlemen the $50,000.00 prize, unclaimed, is no longer available.

03-24-2007, 06:49 PM
Does this mean we don't have to listen to your bable any more? :)

03-24-2007, 10:59 PM
Well, I may agree with IOWolfie this time.


Gimme abreak, that had absolutely no ingenuity or quality about it. And to boot, nothing related to a machinist...

So solly, GKman, that was basically a waste of effort on your part.

Try again :D JRouche

J Tiers
03-24-2007, 11:23 PM
What's this about the French? What have we done to you this time?

I think the French must be very important since so much comment is generated and yet nothing was done.

This must be like the American obsession with celebrities..... who do nothing and yet generate much discussion.

Then also, if Americans wish to sell something for more money, they attach a French name to it.

So French are celebrities who add value to things simply by being mentioned.

The truth comes out..... All of us thank you for your respect and near-worship of all things French.....

We also ask that next time you eat at any commercial establishment, or meet someone somewhere, you should remember that it is the French who allow you to do that.

03-31-2007, 08:15 PM
It's traditional, good humoured rivalry.

It was an English tradition to give them a good kicking every 100 years or so.

When a French bloke took the country over it wasn't long before he had a barney with the crowd back home, seems you can't be a real Englishman & like the French, France is lovely though.

It only went wrong when we found ourselves on the same side of a war with them, having said that their farmers still have the spirit & occasionally blockade & burn English lorries, their special forces occasionally see the need to sink civilian ships, their govenment sees it as reasonable to test nukes on lovely little tropical islands 20 years after the rest of the world realised it was criminally stupid, don't get me started on why the French government concentrated asylum seekers where they could walk to a ferry or train to England.

Is it becoming clear?

Anyone fancy a little trip to Calais? :D