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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Agree about the poem Jack.

What a magnificent voice Richard Burton had (real name Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr of Pontrhydyfen), the very definition of the word "mellifluous"

A few interesting facts about Pontrhydyfen here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontrhydyfen

Possible answer to your crossword clue is "input", just ask the robot "Johnny 5" from the film "Short Circuit" Very Happy Very Happy

If I'm wrong then I'm sure one of the several hundreds of boffins that haunt this forum will correct me! (Not holding my breath)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Don,your answer 'input' fitted perfectly. 'Smarta??' I mean smart answer! Did you read about that wonderful 100 year old lady,ex WW2 aircraft delivery pilot? She picked up one in Brize, I hear. She recently took over the controls of a spitfire! They don't breed them like that anymore! Hope you are feeling better. A couple of 'directors' in Llandudno will soon put you right again.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Don,a health bulletin is awaited,hope you are feeling a lot better.Sometimes think Sky is a waste of money but  now and then something turns up. Just seen a real gem on the PBS America Channel.
The crashed remains of a  Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane was rescued from a field in India. It lay there for 20 years! Transported back to the U.K. in a packing case and lovingly restored. It now flies as good as new!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm feeling fine now Jack, thanks.

Yes, I read about the lady concerned, absolutely admirable and, I'll bet that even at 100, she could still remember the layout of a Spitfire.

As a matter of fact, there were a couple of airfields around here that were used by the air delivery pilots, one was Lyneham and another was South Marston (now the Honda factory).

I don't have Sky, I'm with Virgin Media, not that I get to watch much on it, I tend to stick with Freeview or the various online players for the few programmes that I like.

I seem to recall an item on the Hurricane that was recovered and restored, pity they couldn't do the same for a couple of Nimrods!

Haven't had any Directors for quite a while, although I've enjoyed several very good ales and porters lately, including two of my favourites, Timothy Taylor's "Landlord" and Adnams "Broadside", I'm looking forward to  seeing what The London and The Cottage Loaf have on offer in March.

I'm sure we can manage a couple of libations on the Sunday afternoon, although I'm pretty certain I will have to do a recce before that  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a queer jumbled up message on the Forum yesterday.It only lasted a few seconds and then vanished. If it wasn't you perhaps it was some poor soul trying to contact us!!!!!!Glad you are feeling O.K. again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooer... It definitely wasn't me, I'll get my Ouija board out and check, I didn't see the message myself though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard on Radio 4 this morning, reports of strange words and steam issuing from a house in Royal Wooton Basset. Then later I discovered that the Airbus A400M the replacement for the Hercules had 1.8bn cost of delay due to faults! One is now 'flying' for the R.A.F.  There couldn't be any connection could there?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perish the thought!

I suspect that the strange words were an incantation (or recipe as I call it) and the steam was from the big cauldron that I and a couple of friends were stirring (kind of like a winter barbecue):

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

That sort of thing, I'll try pretty much anything to get a few more customers for The Tavern, as any good barman would, including some interesting and innovative fare for the menu - a dash of chili, a clove or two of garlic and we're good to go.

The A400M is the best possible replacement for the C130, the government and MoD say so, so it MUST be true! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Though why they still use the suffix "M" (which stands for "Military") is beyond me since there is no equivalent aircraft in the commercial sector (unlike the C130), nor does there seem to be any interest - I wonder why!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm late,I'm late for a very important date.No time to say hello goodbye! HAPEUS DEWI SANT>
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
Don thanks for the spam tip off. I have deleted Fredd and banned him/her for life.

I have also set the forum so that all new users have to be approved by me ...!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dah, see you at the end of the month   Wink  Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh calamity!

I've just seen on the news that yet another of the heroes of my youth, the inimitable Chuck Berry has died.

RIP Chuck, we will not see your like again.
Crying or Very sad  Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck,rather a naughty boy,but a great musician. How did he do that 'duck walk?' I bet everybody has tried to do it. One of the greatest lines in pop music,'I COULDN'T UNFASTEN MY SAFETY BELT'
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, in the immortal words "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy".

On a happier note, today is Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39271620

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 1.45pm or should I say 1330 hours? I just tuned in to wish Vera a happy hundred. What did I find? Don't you just hate smartasses?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the risk of sounding like one of those "smartasses" you dislike so much, (which of course I'm NOT) 1:45pm and 1330 hours are 15 minutes apart, so perhaps you SHOULDN'T say 1330 hours, is The Wirral caught in some kind of time warp?? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch and yipes,I must be getting old!!!!! O.K you are not a smartass,wish I was! Just a little poser, were was Chuck heading for when he couldn't unfasten that pesky belt?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I'd come to the conclusion that you were travelling backwards at a rate close to the speed of light and that by the time you'd finished typing "1:45pm" it WAS 1330! (now, Einstein WAS a VERY smart man and nothing like a donkey at all)

Chuck wasn't heading anywhere, he had "no particular place to go".

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you were going to say I was travelling so fast backwards that I would disappear up an orifice! Hey,that might SMART! I was reading about a Grimsby or was it a Hull Trawlerman. Many years ago he was awarded a special medal for bravery. He dived overboard and rescued another crew member who had been swept into the icy sea! The rescuer was bitten several times by a shark!!!!! Can this be true? Are there man eating sharks in trawler waters?  If it is true than I will never dip my feet in the sea again! I have a dread of sharks having seen  many in the tropics and the damage they can inflict!

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