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Quick! Someone call the exorcist! Jan 28

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

this thread was finally dead...


No, it was born to be alive. How long before the Van Helsing of the Internet will start to deploy all his heavy weapons (garlic, holy water, cross, ash stake) against necroposting?

[Edited at 2021-01-28 12:54 GMT]


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I was just thinking that ... Jan 28

... i.e. that Tom's thread should be taken out for a walk.

Want to know something frivolous? I've just found that bicarbonate, warm water, lemon and vinegar takes the nasty black bits off kitchen/bath/shower tile joints.

I know it's useful as well, so really this is usefully frivolous or frivolously useful.


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Shantytown Jan 28

My preferred version, courtesy of teenage daughter, is here. Fun story about a bunch of lads dressed up a bit Wham becoming a meme sensation a year or two ago and then being deepfaked...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-55704468


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Useful, frivolous and ... uncanny! Jan 28

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

... i.e. that Tom's thread should be taken out for a walk.

Want to know something frivolous? I've just found that bicarbonate, warm water, lemon and vinegar takes the nasty black bits off kitchen/bath/shower tile joints.

I know it's useful as well, so really this is usefully frivolous or frivolously useful.


In 2007, there was a hugely successful thread on the Italian forum, regarding cleaning tricks & tips: https://www.proz.com/forum/italian/73992-esiste_un_prodotto_definitivo_contro_il_calcare.html

Now Mervyn, yours is a sneaky attempt at necroposting, if I ever saw one.


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Sea shanties Jan 28

P.L.F.Persio wrote:

That fabulous friend of mine, Barbara Carrara, has just sent me the most wonderful sea shanty, and I have to share it with you all, me mateys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjVDmMI4sbk

I find this performance so very moving, and I hope you'll like it too. Enjoy!

Heard him on the radio some days ago.

Scottish postie Nathan Evans has quit his job and signed to a record label after storming TikTok with sea shanties.

Nathan said the singalong craze for his The Wellerman rendition exploded in just a matter of weeks.

And Friday sees an official release of the shanty, after he was picked up by Polydor records.

The 26-year-old from Airdrie said it goes to show that if you keep going anything can happen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-55766126

https://www.nme.com/news/music/man-behind-tiktok-sea-shanty-craze-quits-job-postman-single-crashes-top-10-2864266


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Feel the Bern Jan 31

A cult of personality is never a good thing, but I want one of those:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/933832118/bernies-mittens-crochet-doll-pattern-pdf?awc=6220_1612095117_005e7
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A cult of personality is never a good thing, but I want one of those:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/933832118/bernies-mittens-crochet-doll-pattern-pdf?awc=6220_1612095117_005e72b8c479d22a6037c0d0fa5c61ae&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_term=3657&utm_content=466115
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I’m bored Feb 1

Bored, bored, bored. Out of my mind. Even more bored than Lincoln, I reckon.

And, yes, I know boredom is a symptom of a lack of imagination. But hey, I’m a translator. I just mimic what other people say. I don’t have ideas of my own.

Discuss.

Or send me a joke. Or a loaded gun. Anything.


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Then ... Feb 1

Chris S wrote:

Anything.


... why not calling HIM in again (😝😂😝😂😝😂), our ghost in the bottle from last year...

[Bearbeitet am 2021-02-01 16:25 GMT]


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Anything? Feb 1

Chris S wrote:

Bored, bored, bored. Out of my mind. Even more bored than Lincoln, I reckon.

And, yes, I know boredom is a symptom of a lack of imagination. But hey, I’m a translator. I just mimic what other people say. I don’t have ideas of my own.

Discuss.

Or send me a joke. Or a loaded gun. Anything.


You could try your hand at crocheting a mini cute Boris doll.


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Voodoo Feb 1

P.L.F.Persio wrote:

You could try your hand at crocheting a mini cute Boris doll.


And stick needles in it?


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You can read my mind Feb 1

Chris S wrote:

And stick needles in it?


Or you can hang out with those two:

American Gothic

I'd rather be bored, mind you.


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OK, this is too much even for me Feb 1

The lovely big nuts squirrel from the first Great British Bake Off series is still a classic:

Big-nuts squirrel


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Famous Feb 1

That picture has a famous name, but I can't remember what it is now. Pitchfork Blues?

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American Gothic Feb 1

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

That picture has a famous name, but I can't remember what it is now. Pitchfork Blues?


But Pitchfork Blues is way better.


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Great British Bake Off? Feb 1

Baked squirrel? With roasted nuts?

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