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The Speakeasy

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thundril
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Re: The Speakeasy

#61 Postby thundril » October 13th, 2015, 4:10 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

[Thunderous applause!]
After thunderous applause dies down: I am sorely in need of at least one pint of Doombar please.
My brain is broken, having just read (six times) the following, from our local ecumenical churches' group, writing in the Wellington Town magazine.


"Thinking towards Christmas, we are planning a Knitted Sheep Nativity Project, so that the real meaning of Christmas can be better understood by our families and shoppers, who are invited to go in search of a knitted sheep in our local shops. But first we need a lot of knitted sheep; - patterns are available to our knitters chatting in clubs and groups!

Is it just me, or. . .WTF . . . What?
I'd better have another two pints of Doombar, in rapid succession.

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Re: The Speakeasy

#62 Postby Dave B » October 13th, 2015, 5:47 pm

thundril wrote:[Thunderous applause!]
After thunderous applause dies down: I am sorely in need of at least one pint of Doombar please.
My brain is broken, having just read (six times) the following, from our local ecumenical churches' group, writing in the Wellington Town magazine.


"Thinking towards Christmas, we are planning a Knitted Sheep Nativity Project, so that the real meaning of Christmas can be better understood by our families and shoppers, who are invited to go in search of a knitted sheep in our local shops. But first we need a lot of knitted sheep; - patterns are available to our knitters chatting in clubs and groups!

Is it just me, or. . .WTF . . . What?
I'd better have another two pints of Doombar, in rapid succession.
Oh! So that's what "Christmas" is all about - sheep!

I often wondered...
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

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Re: The Speakeasy

#63 Postby Alan H » October 13th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Dave B wrote:Oh! So that's what "Christmas" is all about - sheep!

I often wondered...
Where do you think Dickens got Scrooge's catchphrase from? Baaa humbug...
Alan Henness

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: The Speakeasy

#64 Postby Nick » October 13th, 2015, 7:36 pm

No it's not sheep, it's about the baby cheeses. After all, blessed are the cheese-makers.

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Re: The Speakeasy

#65 Postby Nick » October 13th, 2015, 7:37 pm

Though, of course, carols are sung one baaa at a time....

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Re: The Speakeasy

#66 Postby animist » October 13th, 2015, 9:05 pm

Nick wrote:Though, of course, carols are sung one baaa at a time....

are sheep kept in carrels? Bleating stupid question. Ugh, I speak easy, too easy

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Re: The Speakeasy

#67 Postby thundril » October 13th, 2015, 10:18 pm

Dave B wrote:Oh! So that's what "Christmas" is all about - sheep!
...

Naah. The combined wisdom of the Wellington Christian clergy makes abundantly clear that Crimbo is about shopping. Performed by sheep. It's not about the actual sheep. Religion, Crapitalism. It's all one. You just have to keep believing. And taking part.
Another Doombar, mon Capitan. And anything else for anyone else who's still here. And one fr yr good self a course.
Cheers all.

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Re: The Speakeasy

#68 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » October 27th, 2015, 12:30 am

Evening, Joe. Midleton 12 y.o., if you please, and reach me out that Myles na Gopaleen
http://grammar.about.com/od/qaaboutrhet ... smyles.htm

Dammit, no Joe again...

* fetches drink and book *

I feel a rant about clichés coming on, and I wish to have the teachings of the Master to hand.

What is a bad thing worse than?
Useless.

What can one do with fierce resistance?
Offer it.

But if one puts fierce resistance, in what direction does one put it?
Up.
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#69 Postby thundril » October 27th, 2015, 4:11 am

But how many other than are there?
None.

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Re: The Speakeasy

#70 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » October 27th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Q: In what relation to purpose does something that is no bloody use stand?
A: It is unfit for.

Q: What is someone who talks in that way thought to know?
A: What's what.

Q: Anything else?
A: Who's who, possibly.

Q: What sort of thought has he not got in his head?
A: An original one.

Q: What sort of word have you never said there?
A: A truer one.

Q: Do you fancy another Midleton?
A: Well, if you're twisting my arm... Sorry, I got carried away there.
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#71 Postby thundril » October 27th, 2015, 5:52 pm

Lovely WEATHER we're having, innit?

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Re: The Speakeasy

#72 Postby Dave B » October 27th, 2015, 6:41 pm

:laughter:

Excellent!
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

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Re: The Speakeasy

#73 Postby Fia » October 27th, 2015, 8:06 pm

:pointlaugh: Enjoyed that Thundril, thank you.

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Re: The Speakeasy

#74 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » October 27th, 2015, 9:05 pm

:pointlaugh: :laughter:







:cross:

Dammit, Thundril! I've always liked the scent of Midleton, but not when I've snorted it on to my cravat...
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#75 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » March 11th, 2017, 1:17 am

Set 'em up, Joe. Whatever you fancy, and four fingers of Lagavulin 16 y.o. for me.
Oh, sod it, gimme the bottle and keep the cork.
If the Chancellor keeps this up, I shall have to turn to the cooking whisky. Or Waitrose Essentials Paint Stripper.*
[/rant]



* Only with a fish supper: it's a white spirit.
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#76 Postby Alan H » March 11th, 2017, 9:32 am

Lord Muck oGentry wrote:Set 'em up, Joe. Whatever you fancy, and four fingers of Lagavulin 16 y.o. for me.
Oh, sod it, gimme the bottle and keep the cork.
If the Chancellor keeps this up, I shall have to turn to the cooking whisky. Or Waitrose Essentials Paint Stripper.*
[/rant]



* Only with a fish supper: it's a white spirit.
So.. *pulls up stool* Tell me about your day...
Alan Henness

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: The Speakeasy

#77 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » March 12th, 2017, 4:05 pm

Oh, it's nothing really. It's just that complaining about the price of whisky is a leading participant sport up here, and I like to keep my hand in...
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#78 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » May 31st, 2017, 9:45 pm

Set 'em up, Joe! Bottle of Ardbeg for me, and whatever you're having. And drinks for the band in the back room.
Anyone for a singalong with Julie?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7jW5qDexnc
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#79 Postby Alan H » May 31st, 2017, 10:09 pm

Don't mind if I have another Old Speckled Hen thank you very much!
Alan Henness

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: The Speakeasy

#80 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » May 31st, 2017, 11:28 pm

One Old Speckled Hen coming up.

My word, it's good to be back in the old boozer...

* starts drunkenly warbling *

Hùg air a' bhonaid mhòir
Cuiribh oirre 's leigibh leatha...
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#81 Postby Alan H » May 31st, 2017, 11:32 pm

You're not making as much sense as you usually do, LMoG.
Alan Henness

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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