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« Reply #71880 on: October 05, 2019, 04:54:30 am »
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”


― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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« Reply #71881 on: October 05, 2019, 05:10:48 am »
Is that the sign for the Holy Ordos?
You are gay.

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« Reply #71882 on: October 06, 2019, 02:48:03 am »
Young Bela Lugosi, ready to open for The Cure and Depeche Mode.

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”


― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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« Reply #71883 on: October 06, 2019, 10:11:35 am »
Interesting piece:
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/politics/mi5-protected-martin-mcguinness-for-years-says-thatcher-s-spy-within-sinn-fein-1-9096070
There's always been allegations in Republican circles that Martin McGuinness was a British informer and it is starting to seem like they were right :mellow: :hmm:
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« Reply #71884 on: October 06, 2019, 04:52:35 pm »
Anyone heard from KRonn recently?

I PM'd him a couple of weeks back, but haven't had a reply, now looking at the forum stats he hasn't been active since late August.  :(
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« Reply #71885 on: October 07, 2019, 02:16:50 am »
Looking at his posting record he is not a daily poster, some gaps there, though not as long as this latest one; hope he is alright.

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« Reply #71886 on: October 07, 2019, 04:12:33 am »
How's it going folks?
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #71887 on: October 07, 2019, 04:16:43 am »
Young Bela Lugosi, ready to open for The Cure and Depeche Mode.



Wow, that does look very 70s/80s indeed.
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« Reply #71888 on: October 07, 2019, 03:28:06 pm »
Thrilled to discover that today the British online commentariat are talking about a publicly owned chain of state-run restaurants :mellow:
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« Reply #71889 on: October 07, 2019, 03:34:16 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdkd-Z3Zrp8

US diplomat's wife kills British kid in hit and run (she was driving on the wrong side of the road), flees country, State Department not waiving immunity.

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« Reply #71890 on: October 07, 2019, 03:35:34 pm »
That story's starting to pick up quite a lot of heat here.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #71891 on: October 07, 2019, 04:59:55 pm »
Is if just because I'm old now or has the world really lost all hope this past decade?
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #71892 on: October 07, 2019, 05:07:32 pm »
I think you mean "the illusion of hope"
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
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« Reply #71893 on: October 07, 2019, 07:30:12 pm »
I think you just grew up in a time that was abnormally optimistic.
You know I'm going to lose and gambling's for fools
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« Reply #71894 on: October 08, 2019, 10:48:30 am »
I learned a new word today.  "questmonger".  It's not Mongers going to find the Holy Grail, but rather a litigious individual.
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