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03/05/2008 3:23 AM

I recently had two points for a good answer, it then reverted back to one point, I did not think this could happen, not chasing glory just answers?

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03/07/2008 5:10 PM

Just to add to the confusion....
I managed a record 'Off Topic' score of 11 on this thread (post#10), mention of the KrisDellTM Crumpvol Junior probably was a contributary factor ...
Ironically my post #11 got a 'good answer'.

I hope this clarifies the heights to which I aspire .

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03/07/2008 5:25 PM

I might have bumped your score as I attempted to exhaust my supply of Good Answers. Ultimately I exhausted my good answer supply and the web MASTER forbid anymore good answer ratings from my address. Must I now move to have another run a peppering the forum with good answer ratings?

Del you must continue marking your territory and spray every answer with a "good answer" rating until the web MASTER catches you and puts you back in the box. TK

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03/07/2008 5:38 PM

You little minx...you made me do it...I've been sent back to my box now .

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In a room full of rocking chairs, it's wise to protect the kitty from the possibility of an unfortunate occurrance. The box is safe. And later as always, we depend on you to venture forth and flick your ever sharp and witty claws at some foolishly impulsive thought.

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03/07/2008 6:03 PM

Anyone putting in such an effort to help others in the Good Answer Credit thread deserves to be on topic. I bumped towards the on topic category.

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03/10/2008 10:58 AM

Thank you for the correction. I sometimes lose focus during impassioned discussions, especially those regarding arbitrary rulings and injustices perpetrated by anonymous contributors.

The fact that jdretired had his "good points" reduced means someone can simply take away your vote. Our votes should be non-cancelable. Once cast they should remain as cast not subject to being erased by some vandal who abhors the democratic process.

It is one thing to tally pro and con votes but quite another to allow votes to be manipulated. Voting in these forums is a farce until the votes cast are inviolable.

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How about casting out these demons! If you feel the urge to try and find out how many GA we can get on one post, may I suggest, as we have quite a few GA's between us, jtretired has a whopping 4 as of this post! I will try to add another if I can overcome the hypnotic pulsing coming from my monitor....We can start our own revoluti... . . . . . .

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TK has 6 on this one post!!! And a Rose !

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I wish to thank every one for their concern at the loss of my credit, having now become aware of the KrisDel credit company, I have sort their advice, and they have provided me with a glue on machine, and I am reliable informed that if I use it in time, credits will be harder to remove, I have it for a trial period and I will keep you informed.

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03/07/2008 10:20 PM

Hello jdretired

Thank you for the above advice, for which I give you a GA point.

I recently lost 1 GA point.

Evidently there has been some experimentation.

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Thank you SparkStation, I will keep you inform regarding the GO machine, it is said to increase one's IQ, nothings worked in the past so here hoping.

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03/08/2008 12:03 AM

Hello again jdretired

I have this excellent hat, of which you are welcome to take a clone, to assist the thinking department.

The Clone Thinking Cap Unit may be freely copied, without any fee or even a donation involved.

I have been using one for a number of years now.

The technology used in the Thinking Cap, is the inverse of the foil hat, as the Thinking Cap allows free absorption, retention and regurgitation of useful facts, on demand or otherwise, as needed.

I trust you feel assisted.

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Thank you Sparkstation for your offer, but part of the agreement with KrisDel is that they have exclusive rights to any remarks I make regarding my credits staying intact. Though I must admit that the offer of retention is attractive I must decline. Cant remember just now what else it was I mean to say?

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Hello again (you did remember I had replied earlier, didn't you), jdretired

I earlier decided to give the Topic 5 Gold Stars , as it actually had none, for some reason.

Perhaps Members were too busy reading the Posts, to notice that the Topic had not the 5 Gold Stars it deserves.

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Not sure I remember, but I do remember enjoying yours and every one else's input, the remarks are worth five star statues.

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"I recently lost 1 GA point". Here's one from me Sparky. You deserve more but the web master will not allow me to bestow them.

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03/08/2008 3:31 PM

I am sorry for coming to this thread late, but JD, I could have spared you the trouble of dealing with KrisDel™. My company, Consolidated Gookumpucky, Inc. has just the product you need - the amazing SuperDuper GA Adhesive! One application and your GA points are safe! Points are not only locked into place, they are sealed against even the slightest leak! Not so much as a single electron will escape!

Our secret is that you do not apply it to your GA points, you use it on those who would threaten them. The evildoers will be rendered motionless, and anyone sympathetic to their craven cause will be scared motionless as well!

Because you are commited to KrisDel™ products, let me inform you that Consolidated Gookumpucky offers many fine adhesives and sealants you can use to repair items from the feline/rodent partnership.

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Hi 3Doug.

Thank you for the offer, I have had dealings KrisDel in the past and have found their company informative and enjoyable. If I use a stronger adhesive I might find my self glued to this Thread? not that I'm complaining. Should their product not live up to expectation I will be in contact with your company, in the mean time I shall continue to browse this forum and enjoy the company of the good and the GA spoilers. After all its the content that counts.

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Did you ever think your question about points would arouse so much comment?

I'm surprised and delighted by the creativity and humor of our fellow contributors and I hope our comments about leaving the votes as submitted will become the rule in these forums.

Often many of us involved in this highly complex technical world are often seen as humorless, serious drones similar to Dilbert. What they don't see is the technical mind absorbed in concentration, often intensely so because of the complexity or nuances of the problem.

There are times when my charming spouse has give up calling me and walks over to tap me on the head (gently of course LOL) to remind me what ever I am working on can wait, however dinner will not.

The ability to concentrate intensely seems to be the mark of the technical mind, much to the exasperation to those who are more "more in touch with the world" (her words, not mine) LOL.

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There are times when my charming spouse has give up calling me and walks over to tap me on the head (gently of course LOL) to remind me what ever I am working on can wait, however dinner will not.

Wise woman, she is! Dinner is important, the brain needs fuel just as much as the muscles do.

In a related vein, when threads go off-topic, I have noticed they tend to gravitate towards drink and food quite often.

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"...they tend to gravitate towards drink and food quite often..."

Indeed they do. In fact one entire thread (Your dinner tonight etc.) has been created just for the topic. Hard to get OT there, yet some seem to have found a way... Just being supracreative, I suppose! And dinner IS extremely important, as you pointed out the brain requires fuel. Having said that, please enjoy...

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I've gone through and added a few good answer points to people and just a few moments ago a thought occurred to me.

On other threads where people are asking serious questions and they see that good answer score under peoples icons they might evaluate that person as a credible source for information when actually that person just might have been give those points in good jest rather than in showing a well thought out post with valuable information.

The good answer score might actually be used to carry more weight then the having a Guru title for having more then 500 posts.

Maybe we should be a little more cautious about awarding a good answer score.

That's just something that has crossed my mind and thought I should share.

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I gave you a GA for that! Those who are new to the site may be drawn to the GA custodians of the engineering world at large, but when somebody gives a good answer, everybody normally points the poster to that answer anyway! For me, it's just a bit of fun! Somebody with 40, 50, 1000 GA may have a wealth of knowledge on their specific subject, but give them a question on fixing a washing machine! If they reply, it could be a useful link or a jest! You press the buttons, you take your chances! This site is very addictive due to the amount of knowledge we have between us and the willingness to help complete strangers. Also the warm, bar like atmosphere! We welcome all with the same open arms!

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Indeed - a PUB for the mind! And that earned YOU a GA. I have gone through this thread and added a GA to every on-topic message (I think, might have missed 1 or 2). And all in the spirit of this is ABOUT good answers! I doubt there will be enough of those given frivolously in threads like this to ultimately make a difference, but I figure here, every answer is by definition GOOD! So, woo-hoo for all!!!

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And another thing while I'm at it! The Overlords are keepin a bit quiet especially the one they call 'The Editor' Why's my screen pulsing again! Nooooooooo

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the warm, bar like atmosphere! We welcome all with the same open arms!

You got that right! Even though I don't consume alcohol, I would glady share a drink with anyone here.

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"Maybe we should be a little more cautious about awarding a good answer score."

You have a good point however judgement varies according to the level of experience in the subject matter.

Therefore points awarded by many unfamiliar with the subject matter are of no value in determining whether the accumulation of "good answers" is validation for evaluating a "person as a credible source".

Fundamentally I an opposed to the points system because it can readily become a popularity contest. The questioner should be able to select the best ,most informative answer from all the contributors without the artificial and perhaps misleading "good answers" ranking.

Personally I do not rely on a "good answers" talley as providing credibility to any contributor. Jorrie is as competent an engineer and scientist as any I have ever encountered in my 40 plus years of engineering. Jorrie is also published author. His latest book is a very comprehensive study of Einstein's Theory Of Relativity.

The last time I looked Jorrie had ZERO good answers yet has contributed far more than you and I together. Would you consider Jorrie to be an unreliable source of information because he has fewer "good answers" than you do?

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He should come visit here - I gar-on-tee he'd have a GA by the time he left!

And probably one of these, too...

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"Comment rating is all about making the really good stuff easier to
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We all have the chance to self-moderate how our comment is shown by the check-box available when posting. The site glossary explains that member titles are just a fun thing. Neither ratings or title infer any level of knowledge/expertise. If somebody relies just on input from one person on one internet source, they deserve any misadventure that befalls them. I have a very long list of CR4 contributers who's knowledge on various subjects I regard as A+++, but I would still view it in the same manner I would information from a book with no cover. This is the internet ! Caveat emptor.

I've never seen any signs of malicious down-rating of points, though a lot of 'good answer' posts leave me baffled as to why they are so rated. No matter, it's just something on the side of the plate. If people want to get/give the most from this site, it's up to them to explore it and get a feel for the place. I'm posting this off-topic because it amuses me.

BTW, I have a Nobel prize.

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"I'm posting this off-topic because it amuses me ..."

Forget to check the box, then?

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I can't help it if people vote me back up !

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Nah, it amuses him even more to lie and cause confusion... Note the re-changed avatar again...

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I was waiting to see if John checked how many votes 'for' and 'against' the voting button revealed. I'm not sure what would happen if 5 people voted for me if I'd posted as 'off-topic' myself - my own vote ought to count as 1 if the system is 'fair'. It's confusing, but I like being able to pop up and down. What I mean is, I think it would take 5 people to make this post on-topic, and 7 to make it 'good'. The original question was about good answers, but I'm prattling on about off-topic, so I'm now totally confused !

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"...so I'm now totally confused..."

And we'd know the difference because...? Wot's the "now" for, eh?

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PMSL !

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What on Earth are you on about, Del?

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What on Earth are you on about, Del?

I think that he referes to the bells (why not electronics?) on the cute little hat of that gentleman (Printed without permission of EnviroMan Inc.)

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No permission required, I copped it from somewhere on the web myself!

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Ooops wrong 2nd link ...it was that Scannivale (sic) thread ...they meant scannivalve..

Whatever...can I go home now?

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Yes - back to the cat house wi' ye!

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03/11/2008 11:53 AM

Bugger Scannivale (!), nobody asked how those coins appear to balance on a cotton thread. It wouldn't have been possible before 1991, but I'm not saying why.

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03/11/2008 11:58 AM

Bugger Scannivale (!) Insactly my sentiminents.

Hey Kris BTW ... 'how those coins appear to balance on a cotton thread'

Superglue? A big counterballance hanging down the back? The picture is upside down? Over unity KrisDelTM Balance-o-tron? Scannivale?

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03/11/2008 12:25 PM

Your clue is that pre 1991 'coppers' were copper. Since then they're mainly Steel.......

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03/11/2008 12:41 PM

This thread is cotton? I don't know as how I cotton to that 'notion'... Here I was thinking you'd levitated the coins, and now you admit it's some cheesy out-of-focus sleight of hand using thread on this thread. That's threadbare of you, sirrah!

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03/11/2008 2:04 PM

Nobody seems to have noticed I saved it as 'mag-penny' or something like that. For your endevours, I inflict upon you ...... the amazing....wait for it.....pennies ! There's a very cool site somewhere, where I nicked the pics from, but I lost track of it. It beggers belief, but I did actually loose a boomerang once ! It landed somewhere in a long grassed field.

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03/11/2008 5:25 PM

You know, it takes a special talent to lose a boomerang... (Charlie Drake - 1961)

(Oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka)
[sound of a digeridoo]
In the bad backlands of Australia
Many years ago,
The aborigine tribes were meeting,
Having a big pow-wow.

(Oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka)

"We got a lot of trouble, Chief,
On account of your son Mack."
"My boy Mack? Why, what's wrong with him?"
MACK: My boomerang won't come back.
"Your boomerang won't come back?"
MACK:
My boomerang won't come back,
My boomerang won't come back,
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practised till I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.
MACK:
I can ride a kangaroo (yeah yeah)
Make kinkajou stew (yeah yeah)
But I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.

They banished him from the tribe then
And sent him on his way,
He had a backless boomerang
So here he could not stay.

(Animal noises)
MACK:
[Spoken] This is nice, innit? Getting banished at my time of life. What a way to spend an
evening: sitting on a rock in the middle of the desert with me boomerang in me hand. I shall very
likely get bushwhacked.

(An animal roars; Mack shrieks back.)
MACK:
Get out of it! You nasty bushwhacking animal. Think I'll make a nice cup of tea. (Doing, doing,
doing...) Good gracious! There goes a kangaroo. I must have a practice with me boomerang: hit him right behind the left earhole. Now then, slowly back.

Gruff voice: If you throw that thing at me, I'll jump right on your head. (It chuckles and bounces away.)
MACK:
Innit marvellous? Got a land full of kangaroos and I had to pick that one.

For three long months he sat there
Or maybe it was four,
Then an old old man in a kangaroo skin
Came a-knocking at his door.

"Well, I'm the local witch doctor, son,
They call me George Alfred Black.
Now tell me, what's your trouble, boy?"
MACK: My boomerang won't come back.
"Your boomerang won't come back?"
MACK:
My boomerang won't come back,
My boomerang won't come back,
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practised till I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.

"Don't worry, boy, I know the trick,
And to you I'm gonna show it.
If you want your boomerang to come back,
Well first you've got to... throw it."
MACK:
Ooh, yes! Never thought of that. Daddy will be pleased. Must have a go, nyuh-huh! Excuse me.
Now then, slowly back... and throw.

(Boomerang whizzes away; Sounds of a plane approaching and then falling from the sky.)
MACK:
Ooh my God! I've hit the flying doctor. Eee-hee-hee! Can you do first aid?
Witch Doctor: Don't talk to me about first aid, boy, you owe me fourteen chickens, you know, when I learned you to throw the boomerang, you know, first things first.

MACK:
Yes, I know that, but I mean, I think on this occasion, you know, you could be a bit more
perspective...........

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03/12/2008 2:43 AM

Strewth, I hadn't heard of Charlie Drake for a long time. Like my boomerang, he won't be coming back.

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03/11/2008 7:34 AM

So now Kris can add a bell to his prize - schweet, Del, schweet! Very thoughtful...

I suppose your next thread would involve a ball of yarn...?

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03/11/2008 11:56 AM

Oh, for the lack of a K.

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03/11/2008 3:17 PM

??? As in alas and alac_? Well, if THAT'S all that's wanted, here y'go:

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03/12/2008 2:47 AM

I'll attatch them to the wool.

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K-HOMESPUN

HOMESPUN-K

Right then. Makes perfectly good sense. NOT! What are ye up ta ye nasty laddie? I knows ye too well by now ta not be suspencious! Summay or another ye got four candles in mind, I knows it...

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03/12/2008 3:26 PM

I thought Benny Hill was big in America....remember the sketch where the intro showed only part of the title 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' ? It was 'accidentally' clipped on the RHS.

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03/12/2008 4:03 PM

Benny Hill was big anywhere - but popular in America. However, during the height of that popularity (late '80s thru early '90s) I was working split shifts with the majority of my hours on the swing and graveyard shifts (evenings 4 - midnight and nights midnight - 8 respectively in case Brits have diff terms), so I seldom saw it. And never the one you mentioned, so I have no idea what was/wasn't clipped. Please feel free to enlighten this wild colonial boy... [Also 'RHS'?]

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03/12/2008 4:15 PM

Arrrgggh.. Don't ask Kris stuff like that.....
And don't go down to the old haunted house......

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03/12/2008 5:05 PM

Phooey! I ain't askeered of no...

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03/13/2008 2:45 AM

Wow, you guys got it late. Benny Hill had pretty much died a non-pc death by the 80's. It was a send up of the Burton/Taylor film of that name, but in the intro the last two words (aligned vertically) are clipped. RHS = Right Hand Side.

methinks the penny dropped !

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03/13/2008 9:13 AM

You and your magnetic money... OK, let's see if I grabbed your coattail on this - so it came out saying Who's Afraid of Virgin Wool??? He may not have been PC over there, but here the show was considered avant garde. Well, by some, anyway.

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Aw c'mon, you knew what I meant all along. Benny Hill was avante garde, and pretty damn funny in some ways. Trouble is, he didn't sense the change in mood with all the emerging pc garbage. Shame really that he got dropped like a hot potato. British TV has old shows (eg Black and White minstrels) that are a lot more squirm inducing. Fawlty Towers was hilarious, but some of the gags don't age that well. More than a few current comedy shows will look bad in hindsight. Most gags fall apart when analysed, but that's probably because humour evolves as a sort of social defence mechanism. Crikey, I'm going all philosophical. Best go slap myself with a wet fish!

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03/13/2008 10:39 AM

One I did manage to catch quite a few episodes of was Are You Being Served? Some of that reparteé was absolutely brilliant! It evolved into a different program with the same characters basically. They acquired (inherited, I think) a north country manor house. The caretaker was a man named Moulterd. Upon introduction to Captain Parrot, he said "There've been Moulterds on this estate for over 600 years." To which the straightfaced Captain replied "I wouldn't wonder." Priceless AND ageless!

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03/13/2008 12:36 PM

That show was something else. Brit sit-com has a long history of spin off shows (a bit like 'Joannie and Chachie' or whatever it was). Never in the history of TV were so many cat gags squeezed into one show. Are You Being Served jumped Fonzie's shark, and then some. Dad's Army was one of my all-time favourites, especially the Submariner episode that had the immortal exchange ; "Vatt ees your name ?" - "Don't tell him, Pike".

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03/13/2008 1:03 PM

Another favorite, Porridge with Ronnie Barker and his side kick Godber! Enjoy

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03/14/2008 1:58 AM

Rilk ! LMAO. That was sneaky introducing oranges via jaffa-cakes. Fletcher must have been one of the first to demonstrate planetary scale by means of oranges and stuff.

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03/14/2008 9:06 AM

Mrs. Slocomb's pussycat - a classical cat indeed! Though never seen...

Never saw Dad's Army...

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03/14/2008 9:14 AM

... I don't recall her ever talking about her pussycat - tho' her pussy featured (unseen!) in just about every episode.

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03/14/2008 9:21 AM

Ummm...well...technically speaking, yes you're correct... My bad for improper pussy usage.

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03/14/2008 9:35 AM

I know of someone who refused to get into a posse from convictions reason...

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Oh, now THIS is going to degenerate rapidly! I think I'll exunt, stage right, immediately...

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You'll get a giggle if you look up Dads Army on You Tube or some place. It's very Brit, but in a rose-tinted specs kind of way. Full of sterotypes but mostly in a fun, self-depricating, sort of way. Here's the Pike thing.

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Kind of a Brit version of our Sgt. Bilko...only to my taste, funnier.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047763/

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Bilko is well know over here. I can't remember how the story goes, but with Top-Cat I'm sure one inspired the other ? For me, I liked Bilko's 'all-american' I'm going to find a way approach. Any situation get's viewed as a potential advantage, all up-beat and can-do. Brits do 'kitchen sink' drama, where we wallow in misery and supposedly realistic humour. Contrast the aspirational 'Dynasty' with 'Coronation Street'. It may seem off-topic (and it is, here), but it partly explains why we can't alter such things as gun-regs and get the same results.

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How can you say that with classics like (not Mr. Bean because that's just downright daft), Red Dwarf, HitchHikers Guide, Dad's Army, The Good Life, Are You Being Served?, Yes Minister, Only Fools and Horses, Red Dwarf, The Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted, Blackadder, One Foot in the Grave, Porridge (pinched the list off Wini!)

Admittedly, Coronation Street was a beast of a soap along with Eastenders and all that other brain grating rubbish they call light entertainment! So Who shot JR? Was it Henry, the mild mannered janitor....could be

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It simply wouldn't DO, y'know, to forget this classic...

http://kuacentral.com/

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As to who shot JR...who cares?!? So long as he stays dead...

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I'm sure she was an older version of Margo on 'The good life'! Really funny sitcom, much better than 'Keeping up appearances' for me!

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First I'd seen of The Good Life, Margo isn't quite Hyacinth, who is more narcissistic, though just as bossy. Since this thread is "Good Answers", I'm taking this post back OT because of this...

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... Have only just realized - OT is a toggle operator (like negation or inversion). If you're ON it puts you OFF & vice versa.

I've been confused for months !

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Hello JohnDG

Now you have me puzzled.

What is "OT" ?

Does it refer to "Other Tab" in your Browser ? (I use Firefox)

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I generally used to think it meant "Off Topic" - as in "This post is marked OT because I checked the 'off-topic' box".

Now EnviroMan (in #208) has come along with "I'm taking this post back OT because ... " (meaning back On Topic).

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Hello JohnDG

Thank you for the explanation.

I was looking for a more complicated reason.

Now that you've explained, it is so obvious, and so you get a GA mark

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And each got a GA vote from me - mainly for putting up with me...but also, since I must spend some time at work on a Saturday, I'm feeling muy generoso!

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03/15/2008 10:32 AM

And since it is a toggle, I use it interchangeably - O = On or O = Off - also, this helps to confuse others...

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03/15/2008 10:30 AM

I know JUST what you mean...sometimes putting me ON puts me OFF too!

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03/11/2008 7:39 AM

Awww...what a cutie pie!

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03/11/2008 11:59 AM

Words fail me !

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03/11/2008 3:28 PM

WOW! How unusual is THAT?!? Take pictures...

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03/12/2008 2:52 AM

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03/12/2008 7:05 AM

ROF trying not to PMSL!!!!!

Leave it to you...

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03/11/2008 8:33 AM

I must say My one (1) GA is a prize possession that I treasure because it comes from such an august group. Being recognized by, what I have come to believe is possibly the elite of the brainiack world, is a treasure. It makes me feel that I to can contribute even though my processes are limited from a deficiency granted me by whomever it is that determined my mental endowment. A life long struggle to overcome these limitations has been rewarded. How wonderful for me! How uplifting! Thank you CR4 for making it all worthwhile. While I sit here in my cubicle trying to put together plans and procedures that will keep this chemical plant from launching itself into earth orbit, I know that there is a place way out in the real world where my efforts have been recognized as having value. I look for inspiration from the best and here it is. Nobel prize --- boggles the mind to think I may have had communication with someone of such esteem. We all judge ourselves against that which we know and observe as being the high standard and a more harsh judgment may not be found. Perhaps someday in the far distant future I will be inspired by the Force to provide another worthy gem of wisdom and receive my second GA. Glory!! We all seek it, we NEED it, it is our true motivation. We will neglect our family, our friends, even our God for it. "What Price Glory?" BTW, I am a Past Potentate!

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03/11/2008 12:22 PM

Hey, it looks like somebody raised you to 2 ! It wasn't me, even though I like your answer - it's good, but I'm not sure it meets the on-topic requirement. I hope my personal admiration of your post will suffice.Somewhere else I have a post with a single good vote (at present). There's nothing special about that in itself, but the post in question only contains 3 letters ! My earnest advice to seekers of more 'good answers' is to hover near the home page. When a new thread appears, pounce quickly and the glory is there for the taking. I took a copy of the 'Green Thumb of Glory', and now have it tattooed on my ****. The diamond 'Guru' I had studded across my forehead would have looked better if I'd used a mirror.

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03/11/2008 3:23 PM

That "'Green Thumb of Glory'... now... tattooed on..." (if tattooed where I think it is) is a pretty fancy form of the old fashioned:

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03/12/2008 3:02 AM

Goose has got some interesting usage, the ones half-way down this are good.

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03/12/2008 7:12 AM

You DO hang about in the oddest places, don't you? Seems appropriate though...

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03/12/2008 8:49 AM

"Goose bumps" is met in other languages but this medieval meaning was only in English (BTW, the medical term is piloerection - Wiki). Thank you for something new (to me).

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03/12/2008 3:31 PM

Love it ! That's going to get me into loads of trouble. A very prim woman nearly killed me once, with no more than a withering look. All I did was hesitate when she asked for the condiments.

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03/12/2008 6:26 AM

Oi! Stop trying to muscle-in on a good racket. The double-sided sticky-tape that fell off the back of a lorry in Tilbury Market is going well. It seems to do for all my GA point customers, and goodness knows I need 'em! <Cough>.

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03/12/2008 7:41 PM

SP, are you sure that sticky tape isn't one of my products? We ship instantly all over the world.

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03/13/2008 9:23 AM

"...ship instantly all over..."

That instantaneous shipping would go a long way toward explaining how it fell off the back of that lorrie, wouldn't it? Unmatched terminal velocities...

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03/14/2008 1:30 AM

Well, tape is a new product line for us. Our most successful item in that line is the red tape we supply to government agencies.

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03/14/2008 7:46 AM

I wouldn't wonder.

Definitely a high-demand product.

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