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  • Completely off topic, Lighten your day.

    Completely off topic, Lighten your day.

    Amongst all the gloom of bank nationalisation and arguments about bearings and whatever take a few minutes to read this and see if you can resist smiling.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr...nt-letter.html



    Steve Larner

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    OT-The Spice of Life

    I think that I've just eaten the remains of the Chinese dog as the New Year of the Ox came in. After 19 courses, one doesn't really know or care.

    I thought that I would re-read the Red Fort in the Goonshow.co.uk series with a script by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

    Norman

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    • #3
      http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KS_6HHQ7jOA

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      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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      • #4
        Amazing that anyone would send a letter with grammar like that; even if you're obviously not expecting anyone to take you seriously, you've lost any credibility as far as I'm concerned.

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        • #5
          Off topic

          Gentlemen,
          It's a complete fake from the Virgin Publicity department.
          Stand back, minds above navels, and crealise that Mumbai or as it was Bombay in the Raj is having a bad time after the bombings.
          One of the major airlines is Branson's.
          All airlines are being 'hammered' enough in the economic depression.

          ALL advertising is good- and if it is free- so much the better.

          Maybe there wasn't enough room on on the Mayflower for joke books.
          I sometimes wonder

          Norman

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          • #6
            It's still quite funny I think.

            Pete
            1973 SB 10K .
            BenchMaster mill.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by John Stevenson
              Ah...so Virgin is to airlines what Hooters is to bars,good looking women that make you forget about the stale chips and flat beer?
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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              • #8
                Now Richard.....

                Oh my God!!! It's the Bucket woman again! Careful or she'll sing at you.

                I just love "Keeping up Appearances" even if they are old reruns of your shows.

                Jim (KB4IVH)

                Only fools abuse their tools.

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                • #9
                  Wot a wurry

                  Originally posted by SDL
                  Completely off topic, Lighten your day.

                  Amongst all the gloom of bank nationalisation and arguments about bearings and whatever take a few minutes to read this and see if you can resist smiling.

                  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr...nt-letter.html



                  Steve Larner
                  Thanks Steve for that. I had to smile at it.

                  Loosen up folks - read the OP - smile and get rid of the sombre moods for a while. Forget the hard times and negativity for a while - it won't do you any harm and may well do you a lot of good.

                  It could be worse - you could be Richard Branson having to sort that lot out.

                  You wish.

                  Oh dear - back to the grey moods just thinking about that now are we?

                  Now wasn't that nice of Richard B to take all that worry and effort off your hands and mind?

                  There, there, now. That's MUCH better now isn't it?

                  Say "Thank you Mr. B".

                  I think Norm's nailed it too - there is not a better self-publicist on the planet then RB - and he sure scored here too!!.

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                  • #10
                    Completely Off - like the Meal

                    We have a friend like Hyacinth Bucket.

                    And I seem to have a sort of cousin called Rowan Sebastian Atkinson.

                    My wife had or had a sort of cousin called 'Alice in Wonderland' or correctly Alice Pleasance Liddell.

                    So remotely- very remotely-----------------Big Ears is a sort of relative.

                    If the worst comes to the worst- I might just be King of England or even like Prince Phillip.

                    I gave up this Genealogy thing-------------and who would blame me?

                    So anyone want a Nighthood? Cheep, cheep?

                    Norm

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                    • #11
                      watch your step

                      Originally posted by Norman Atkinson
                      We have a friend like Hyacinth Bucket.
                      And I seem to have a sort of cousin called Rowan Sebastian Atkinson.
                      My wife had or had a sort of cousin called 'Alice in Wonderland' or correctly Alice Pleasance Liddell.
                      So remotely- very remotely-----------------Big Ears is a sort of relative.
                      If the worst comes to the worst- I might just be King of England or even like Prince Phillip.
                      I gave up this Genealogy thing-------------and who would blame me?
                      So anyone want a Nighthood? Cheep, cheep?Norm
                      I'm hearing you Norm. Does a nighthood make it difficult moving about in the wee hours??
                      Ken.

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                      • #12
                        Good One!!

                        Originally posted by speedy
                        I'm hearing you Norm. Does a nighthood make it difficult moving about in the wee hours??
                        Speedy, you bad boy!! I nearly spit my mouthful of Vegemite toast at the computer.

                        Rgds
                        Michael

                        Australia

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by speedy
                          I'm hearing you Norm. Does a nighthood make it difficult moving about in the wee hours??
                          I don't seem to have that problem, many others but not that one.
                          .. Kind of you to enquire though.

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                          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                          • #14
                            Spiked!!

                            Originally posted by speedy
                            I'm hearing you Norm. Does a nighthood make it difficult moving about in the wee hours??
                            Norm is quite able to take the pi$$ out of himself - mostly - but I am sure that an extra hand will be appreciated. If the nighthood is a problem perhaps he needs to see one of his Jewish surgeons and have himself (as we put it in OZ) "ring-barked". But if they get a bit (yeah - THAT "bit") carried away, then Norm can be Queen (of the May??).
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_the_May

                            I can just about see Norm as Mrs. Boo-kay.

                            Me? I'm his (her??) errant son-in-law - wasn't his name lazlo?? Yep, that seems right. Onya lazlo - how's it feel to be Norm's SIL? Even in his/her new role/state. If Norm is Queen you might get to be the US version of Prince Charles.

                            (Oops - just remembered, Mrs. Boo-kay's SIL was "Onslo(w?)" (wasn't it?))

                            Jeez, this is getting to be like a Goon script - Spike where are ya when we need ya? Oh yeah - of course, you did say you told 'em you were ill.

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sp..._St_Thomas.jpg
                            The grave of Spike Milligan in the grounds of St Thomas, Winchelsea, East Sussex. The epitaph reads "Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite", Irish for "I told you I was ill."

                            Extracted from:
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Milligan

                            [edit] Prince of Wales
                            The Prince of Wales was a noted fan, and Milligan caused a stir by calling him a "little grovelling bastard" on live television in 1994.[9] He later faxed the prince, saying "I suppose a knighthood is out of the question?" In reality he and the Prince were very close friends,[8] and he was finally made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) (honorary because of his Irish citizenship) in 2000. He had been made an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1992.

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                            • #15
                              Completely Off - like the Meal

                              Off Course(?) Ken, your in(urine) for a nighthood!
                              Sir John is down to become a Liberal Peer.

                              Just wait fellas, comes the Revolution, there will promotion for you revolting lot. Sir John will be Earl of Bridgeport. Ken will become my Swan Upper. Obviously, no longer down on his luck(?) will be my new Chamber- Lane unless he gets e-motion- ally disturbed. Mick, will become Minister for Irish and New Zealand Affairs( dirty bugger) and Alastair will become Minister of Defence because like others in the Defence Ministry, he knows bugger all about weapons.

                              I'll get around to the rest of you later. Before that I'll promote Teenage Machinist to from Minister of Infancy to Minister of Adultery and hope that he doesn't make a cock up of his intended vice.

                              Cheers

                              Noman, Prints of Newcastle

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