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lewist
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Re: Explain your avatar

#461 Postby lewist » February 25th, 2011, 5:41 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Marian wrote:
solidair wrote:Trojan, as many of you probably already know, was a record label responsable for bringing some seriously cool music from Jamaica to the UK. I've liked the music - and the logo - since I was a child.

It's also the brand name for Trojan's condoms on this side of the pond...sorry, just had to share that.
They were issued to the troops in WW I.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#462 Postby Dave B » February 25th, 2011, 7:31 pm

In WW2 soldiers used extra large size condoms to cover the muzzles of their guns to keep rain and dirt out. The story goes that Winnie ordered that the packaging of these be marked, "Standard size".
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Re: Explain your avatar

#463 Postby Marian » February 26th, 2011, 4:46 am

:pointlaugh:
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Re: Explain your avatar

#464 Postby jaywhat » February 26th, 2011, 6:24 am

jaywhat wrote:Image

I cannot believe I have managed to a) change my avatar and b) put my old one, Darwin, here as a memorial. No! He has not died, but his avatar has. I have apologised to him in Talking to myself - like you do.
He still exists, of course, being rather dirty on Ninny's postings.

To explain my current avatar, this is quite simply me. At the risk of being solipsistic, I have pushed Darwin to the backround. I have also learned the mean of solipsistic.



Just found this from 2008. Strange how things change. Change your avatar today and it changes right back to when you started on the forum. If this happened in real life imagine your family photos! Playing naked in the sand at Blackpool with a beard and bent double with age! :)
Anyway Darwin is not here now. He was put out of his misery ages ago (last year) and is now replaced slightly in our lives by Dora.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#465 Postby Ninny » February 26th, 2011, 8:16 am

Darwin was a noble and beautiful cat. I miss him. Dora is adorable, though!

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Re: Explain your avatar

#466 Postby Dave B » February 26th, 2011, 9:16 am

Ninny, every time I see your Dora picture I want to add a think bubble and invite people to put things in it. I guess that she is washing her, er, intimate areas - but she looks to be pondering on them. Wonder what she would be thinking should she do so . . .?
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Re: Explain your avatar

#467 Postby jaywhat » February 26th, 2011, 9:29 am

Sorry DB, Ninny's avatar is Darwin and HE is certainly interested in his privates. We have not told Dora that we still think about Darwin.

Here is Dora:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc29 ... ora2-1.jpg

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#468 Postby Dave B » February 26th, 2011, 12:31 pm

Yes, a far more dignified feline by the looks of it. But then, many animals and children look so when in the right mood . . .
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Re: Explain your avatar

#469 Postby Alan H » April 2nd, 2011, 7:41 pm

As if by magic, Marian's avatar has reappeared and had a makeover! :D

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#470 Postby Fia » April 2nd, 2011, 9:35 pm

Just LOVE the socks :laughter:

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#471 Postby Alan H » April 3rd, 2011, 12:20 am

Fia wrote:Just LOVE the socks :laughter:
Now there's a surprise! :laughter:
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2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#472 Postby Marian » April 3rd, 2011, 3:36 pm

Alan, you absolutely rock!!! I'm kinda partial to the handlebars and mirror. That wasn't on the last one.

Stella, if I ever find socks like that, you are getting post! :)
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Re: Explain your avatar

#473 Postby Alan H » April 3rd, 2011, 6:53 pm

Marian wrote:Alan, you absolutely rock!!! I'm kinda partial to the handlebars and mirror. That wasn't on the last one.
I assumed it was just the same as the last one, but in colour!

Stella, if I ever find socks like that, you are getting post! :)
I'm sure she already has a drawer full of them!
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#474 Postby Fia » April 3rd, 2011, 8:00 pm

Drawer full of them? I wish. One lovely handknitted pair that always come camping with me (Scotland, remember? :D )
Problem is that the fashionistas mostly assume only women wear multicoloured socks, and having size 8 clodhoppers I need mens socks. Which sadly are mostly far less exciting...

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Re: Explain your avatar

#475 Postby Dave B » April 3rd, 2011, 8:13 pm

I need mens socks. Which sadly are mostly far less exciting...
I agree, Fia, men's stuff is mostly boring. I have three wooly hats: black, dark grey, lighter (but not much) grey. Same goes for gloves. Most winter jackets are boring black/blue/grey - I have an old "Regatta" one that really needs retiring, but it is red and I will only give it up when people start refusing to accompany me if I wear it!

Even in the climbing/walking shops a lot of the gear is dark coloured or even camouflage! What kind of idiot goes walking in camouflage? One fall and you disappear, the rescue team might search for days within feet of you in bad weather.

OK, I am not going to be doing much in the way of walking or climbing, but why should that limit my colour choice? I get fed up seeing "unisex style" stuff in women's shops that I would like to wear simply because it is bright. But the "room" in them tends to be in the upper front region whereas I need it in the back and, these days, in the waist!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#476 Postby Fia » April 3rd, 2011, 8:23 pm

It's one of the few things I feel sorry for western men for. Other cultures have glorious, comfortable men's clothing. Us women can wear what we like in whatever colour. Men's apparel is so boring: black, grey, blue, brown - all the colours I choose not to wear.

And what's the tie all about? I've always seen it as a means of ensuring conformative behaviour by reminding you you have a noose around your neck....

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#477 Postby Dave B » April 3rd, 2011, 8:35 pm

I liked the boss of the security firm, ex-commando officer, who designed the company uniform with no ties and with short sleeved shirts. His rational was that sleeves get rolled up to almost any point on the arm and most men cannot tie a neat tie-knot or leave it slack/take it off in hot weather. So take those two problems out of the equation.

I would rather see my cardiac consultant in tee or polo shirt on the ward instead of the long sleeved shirts and ties he always wears. Potentially very unhygienic.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#478 Postby Alan C. » April 3rd, 2011, 9:43 pm

Fia
Men's apparel is so boring: black, grey, blue, brown - all the colours I choose not to wear.
I can't remember if you met my neighbour George (across the road) Shetland born and bred but a Rastafarian, when I spoke to him this morning he was wearing a pair of trousers you would be proud of, his wife dresses the same; even to work (she works with people with special needs) Not a million miles from what you do.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#479 Postby Alan H » April 3rd, 2011, 10:19 pm

Dave B wrote:I agree, Fia, men's stuff is mostly boring.
Is it anything to do with us men not having to tart ourselves up... :exit:













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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Explain your avatar

#480 Postby Marian » April 3rd, 2011, 10:22 pm

Dave B wrote:OK, I am not going to be doing much in the way of walking or climbing, but why should that limit my colour choice? I get fed up seeing "unisex style" stuff in women's shops that I would like to wear simply because it is bright.

Check out this: http://www.therecord.com/living/article ... thing-line. Or http://www.huxleyclothing.co.uk/ (watch the video advert; you'll see bright stuff for men :)
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Re: Explain your avatar

#481 Postby Marian » April 3rd, 2011, 10:23 pm

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:I agree, Fia, men's stuff is mostly boring.
Is it anything to do with us men not having to tart ourselves up... :exit:


Cheeky bloke :wink:

Actually I thought it had more to do with the 'keep a stiff upper lip ole boy, we're conservative. No poofta's here' kind of thinking. :laughter:
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