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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby banjo » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:32 am

how very dare they miss out pasty faces.a favourite of mine.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:08 pm

didnt know whether to put this in the IDS cutbacks thread, the joke thread or in here.....anyhoo

David Cameron stung by JELLYFISH in Spain after ignoring advice to stay out of sea


Ex-pat Alan Lambert pointed out that one traditional cure is for someone to pee on the affected area - and said there would be no shortage of volunteers

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/da ... in-3425352

and the jelly defends itself (the sea life one)
http://eveningharold.com/2014/04/18/i-s ... jellyfish/

pond scum 0
sea life 1

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Tue May 06, 2014 10:08 pm

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I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Fri May 09, 2014 1:10 pm

amazon patents photos with a white background!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/09 ... ackground/
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu May 22, 2014 10:33 pm

One of the best bits of radio I have heard in a long time. No longer available on iPlayer, but it must be out there in the wild somewhere ? ;-)

Blood stained 5 pound notes, stolen from a gentleman spiv, and a chopped up body dropped from a plane by a psycho with a pilot license.................

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The Death of the Spiv

Duration:
58 minutes

First broadcast:
Saturday 22 February 2014

The poet Paul Henry traces the slippery movements of "The Spiv" through the archives. When Paul was a young man he was captivated by the slick, smooth-talking Private Joe Walker in the TV sitcom 'Dad's Army'. A few years later, on his first trip to London, he was soon parted from his money by a man selling dodgy cutlery from a suitcase in Petticoat Lane. Ever since then, he's been fascinated by this tricksy stereotype, and so he has gone through the archives to find out where the factual and the fictional Spiv has gone.

One of the spiv's earliest incarnations was a real life conman from the turn of the 20th century called Henry the Spiv Bagster, but the etymology of the word itself is nearly as evasive as a spiv.
It's the protean quality of the spiv, the imagined and the real, that is really appealing. Paul follows him as he dips in between light and shade - from the comic representations in the form of his beloved Private Walker and Arthur English to the far murkier and occasionally psychotic characters in films like 'They Made Me a Fugitive'.

Paul looks at the specific social and economic conditions of post-war Britain that arguably made a spiv of everyone, and tries to find out where he may have disappeared to now, in these days of relative plenty.

With contributions from actor Alan Ford, crime historian Clive Emsley, critic Robert Hanks, columnist Owen Jones and amateur historian Rob Baker who tells Paul about the horrific murder of a real life spiv. Rich archive includes 'Hancock's Half Hour' where Sid hosts a celebration of the return of rationing, first hand testimony from a self-confessed former spiv, and an interview with George Cole.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Sharon » Wed May 28, 2014 12:48 pm

Beware of yawning dogs.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:57 pm

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together


SOME GRAPHIC(ish) IMAGES

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06 ... _hp_ref=uk
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:42 am

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby BTJustice » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:02 pm

Travel by drone;

http://travelbydrone.com/

Go to Glasgow and you get this;

http://youtu.be/lEDEaHmDF_U
My all new film location website is here;
www.rewoundandfound.com

Check oot ma flickr page;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/route9autos/

For handmade jewellery, go to:
http://www.weegemjo.co.uk
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Sharon » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:11 pm

Ooooh the Glasgow video is very cool, some great filming going on.

Some day everyone will have a pet drone.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:32 pm

The Glasgow one is very good. Must remember to buy some decent curtains :-E
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby tobester » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 pm

Earthquake tonight in Fort William, confirmed from Loch Awe Monitoring station

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby edward carolan » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:36 pm

3-D animation of the first US hurricane(Arthur)
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files ... _flyby.gif
May cause motion sickness.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:58 am

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Sharon » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:45 pm

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