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  • #1074193
    Shit Robot
    Participant

    squirrels dont eat jaffa cakes,at least the ones round here dont.

    #1074148
    Angel
    Moderator

    I have been up almost 24 hours now:hopeless:and I’m still not tired:hopeless:

    #1074164
    benbear
    Participant

    Idiot is a word derived from the Greek ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs (“layman,” “person lacking professional skill,” “a private citizen,” “individual”), from ἴδιος, idios (“private,” “one’s own”).[1] In Latin the word idiota (“ordinary person, layman”) preceded the Late Latin meaning “uneducated or ignorant person.”[2] Its modern meaning and form dates back to Middle English around the year 1300, from the Old French idiote (“uneducated or ignorant person”). The related word idiocy dates to 1487 and may have been analagously modeled on the words prophet and prophecy.[3]
    The word has cognates in Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish. :yakk:
    Thankyou.:wink:

    I have no idea what this means by the way :laugh_at:

    Also if you type Idiot into google and look on the second thread down we can see are friend mr bush which is completley useless information because we already know that he is an ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs 😉

    #1074040
    noname
    Participant

    The top april fools joke of all time (according to the museum of hoaxes) was:

    THE SWISS SPAGHETTI HARVEST

    On April 1, 1957 the British news show, Panorama, broadcast a segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed to an unusually mild winter. The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show’s highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched a rural Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets.

    “The spaghetti harvest here in Switzerland is not, of course, carried out on anything like the tremendous scale of the Italian industry,” Dimbleby informed the audience. “Many of you, I’m sure,” he continued, “will have seen pictures of the vast spaghetti plantations in the Po valley. For the Swiss, however, it tends to be more of a family affair.”

    The narration then continued in a tone of absolute seriousness:

    “Another reason why this may be a bumper year lies in the virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil, the tiny creature whose depradations have caused much concern in the past.”

    Dimbleby anticipated some questions viewers might have. For instance, why, if spaghetti grows on trees, does it always come in uniform lengths? The answer was that “this is the result of many years of patient endeavor by past breeders who succeeded in producing the perfect spaghetti.”

    And apparently the life of a spaghetti farmer was not free of worries: “The last two weeks of March are an anxious time for the spaghetti farmer. There’s always the chance of a late frost which, while not entirely ruining the crop, generally impairs the flavor and makes it difficult for him to obtain top prices in world markets.”

    But finally, Dimbleby assured the audience that, “For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.”

    Of course, the broadcast was just an April Fool’s Day joke. But soon after the broadcast ended, the BBC began to receive hundreds of calls from puzzled viewers. Did spaghetti really grow on trees, they wanted to know. Others were eager to learn how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC reportedly replied that they should “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

    To be fair to the viewers, spaghetti was not a widely eaten food in Britain during the 1950s and was considered by many to be very exotic. Its origin must have been a real mystery to most people. Even Sir Ian Jacob, the BBC’s director general, later admitted that he had to run to a reference book to check on where spaghetti came from after watching the show.

    The prestige of the Panorama show itself, and the general trust that was still placed in the medium of television, also lent the claim credibility. The idea for the segment was dreamed up by one of the Panorama cameramen, Charles de Jaeger. He later said that the idea occurred to him when he remembered one of his grade-school teachers chiding him for being “so stupid he would believe spaghetti grew on trees.”

    See the original panorama here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/70000/video/_70980_aprilfool_vi.ram

    (It’s in real video format, so for an alternative to the real network real video player go here )

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at::weee: :weee: :weee: :laugh_at: :laugh_at::laugh_at: :crazy_dru :crazy_dru :crazy_dru :crazy_dru

    And that’s what you get if you type fool into google….:weee::weee::weee:

    #1073988
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    the sample in DJ Seductions “Sub Dub” is…

    “Through bushes and through briars
    I lately took my way
    for to hear the young birds singing
    And the lambs to sport and play”

    which is the first verse of an ancient folk song sung by Maddy Prior… (a British folk rock singer, who still performs today) – I remember our teachers (being mostly 70s hippies) often played stuff like this to us in school during the early 80s….

    Edit: since 1992, I always thought the last line was

    And the lobsters sport and play”

    I wonder how many others did???

    #1074043
    stax
    Participant
    i have recently been drinking john smiths
    #1074044
    sistersemtex
    Participant

    Is there a hair mountain out there somwhere?

    A hippopotamus can run faster than a man

    If you cross one with a hamster though do you get a hipster?

    #1074194
    Shit Robot
    Participant

    Squirrels do eat jaffa cakes,although I dont think they really like them that much,they made this one last over a month.

    #1074149
    Angel
    Moderator

    I think i’m in love :weee:

    or maybe im just drunk:crazy_dru

    #1074088
    Raj
    Participant

    I have a packet of jaffa cakes in my cupboard which have survived 4 weeks so far unopened

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at:

    #1074150
    Angel
    Moderator

    what’s jaffa cakes?

    #1074089
    Raj
    Participant

    sponge biscuits with orange filing and covered in chocolate on one side…:weee:

    #1074151
    Angel
    Moderator

    I never eat oranges and chocolate together:yakk: :yakk:

    #1074090
    Raj
    Participant

    they taste great :groucho:

    #1074152
    Angel
    Moderator

    :groucho: :groucho: :groucho:

    is it a christmas cake?

    #1074037
    atm23
    Participant
    #1074091
    Raj
    Participant

    an all year round cake :weee:

    #1074153
    Angel
    Moderator

    no need to buy some for me :laugh_at: :laugh_at: :laugh_at:

    i’ll survive without :groucho:

    #1074092
    Raj
    Participant

    :obey: :weee:

    #1074154
    Angel
    Moderator

    I’m so tired today :yawn: :yawn:

    Have an appointment with my doctor to tell him i’m feeling good,and I look like shit….

    :hopeless::hopeless::hopeless:

    #1074202
    Kips Mom
    Participant

    Chocolate is good with anything…BUT oranges….
    Bought some chocolate covered oranges at Wal-mart and they were NASTY…

    Chocolate is my Best Friend…..

    Angel good luck at the doctor’s. Hope all is well for you

    #1074165
    benbear
    Participant

    Want to know about Capuchin monkeys. Well look no further than
    http://peaceriverrefuge.org/Capuchin.html

    Enjoy 😉

    #1073989
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    there is a place called Kitten in Bulgaria.

    I remember seeing a teknival being advertised as “nr Kitten, Bulgaria” and initially thought

    “thats a daft location, what happens if the kitten decides its too noisy and runs away to hide somewhere?”

    Then everyone will end up hopelessly lost :laugh_at:

    #1073961
    Anonymous
    Mongo wrote:
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    anyone remember what this is from ?

    That is Captain Macara, some rasclart bad guy off one of those really long drawn out 80s sci-fi puppet series. It beat the pants off Terahawks, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. I wish l could remember the name of the series though, l was actually trying to remember the name a few weeks before l saw your post!

    #1074161
    Tank Girl
    Participant
    Angel wrote:
    I look like shit….

    :hopeless::hopeless::hopeless:

    me too, me thinks me run down…

    mouth ulcers and spot on the end of me nose making me look like a wicked witch :hopeless:

    and do you not get JAFFA cakes? that is criminal!!! start a petition!!!

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