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Marooned in Maywick

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  1. Anybody want to remind the councillors of this fact?
  2. Wow!! Not just me then. Was walking home in the Maywick road marvelling at the wonders of the universe when there was a flash bright enough to make me look up and see where it had come from. I'd say relative to the Pole Star it was at about 135 degrees from North and a distance of about 1/5 of the way to the horizon - the horizon from my perspective being several hills. The time was 2:37 am BST and I also saw the remnants of a trail for a good dozen or so seconds.
  3. ^ http://www.hmfckickback.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/smilies/rofl.gif
  4. Just so that there's a minor chance you'll shut the pootle up about it... From http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/main?query=kid&title=21st kid1 noun 1 colloq a child; a young person. 2 a young goat, antelope or other related animal. 3 the smooth soft leather made from the skin of such an animal. Also called kid leather and kidskin. adj, colloq younger • my kid sister. verb (kidded, kidding) intrans said of a goat, etc: to give birth to young. handle someone with kid gloves see under kid glove. ETYMOLOGY: 13c as kide: related to Norse kith young goat. kid2 verb (kidded, kidding) colloq (sometimes kid someone on or along) 1 to fool or deceive them, especially light-heartedly or in fun. 2 intrans to bluff; to pretend. 3 tr & intr to tease. kidder noun. kiddingly adverb. kid oneself to fool oneself about something • kidding himself all was well. See also kid-on. ETYMOLOGY: 19c: perhaps from kid1. (my emboldening)
  5. In case you haven't looked yet here's what I believe to be the main players in the property market. http://www.d-s-r.co.uk/property.htm http://www.tait-peterson.co.uk/ http://www.neilrisk.com/ http://www.shetlandislesproperty.co.uk/ http://www.anderson-goodlad.com/property-for-sale http://www.shetlandproperty.com/shetlandhome.aspx
  6. Re refs - I was told that they (well, Pearson in the Scottish game being the only one I've had the chance to watch) intend to be super-quick at penalising an isolated tackled player holding on to the ball awaiting support. Barclay was certainly guilty of that a couple of times today and will need to sharpen up - or the supporting players will - if we're not to give away so many needless penalties. And I agree - teams know their opponents much better now and are much better defensively.
  7. Wouldn't worry about that on my behalf - it was only the Scotland game I actively avoided any source of finding out the score before I watched. As it happened I caught the last 20 min of the Eng-Arg game - probably England's best moments going by what the after-match talk was about. Looking very much like the days of the 3-figure scores are long gone however referees are looking more willing to quickly punish transgressors - as John Barclay discovered.
  8. Nice one Just as a by the way - on any movable memory I've got I always put a Word document with my name and contact details so it will be obvious that it's mine.
  9. Thank goodness for Sky+ Just watched the Scotland game and, if I can persuade junior that he doesn't really want Saturday morning cartoons, the England game. Lot of work ahead for Scotland on the training ground I'd suggest.
  10. Yup - well done to Whalsay. Next year, Ness...
  11. Click on the arrow in the middle of the logohttp://www.google.co.uk/. And turn the speakers up Astounded to think this would have been happy bus pass day.
  12. A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry, what's your problem?" Harry answered, "I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!" Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principals office. While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed. Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test. Principal: "What is 3 x 3?" Harry: "9." Principal: " What is 6 x 6?" Harry: "36." And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know. The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, "I think Harry can go to the 3rd grade." Ms. Brooks says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions." The principal and Harry both agreed. Ms. Brooks asks, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?" Harry, after a moment: "Legs." Ms. Brooks: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?" The principal wondered why would she ask such a question! Harry replied: "Pockets." Ms. Brooks: "What does a dog do that a man steps in to?" Harry: "Pants." Ms. Brooks: What starts with a C, ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin, whitish liquid?" Harry: "Coconut." The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open. Ms. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?" The principals eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry replied, "Bubble gum." Ms. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?" Harry: "Shake hands." The principal was trembling. Ms. Brooks: "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?" Harry: "Firetruck." The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, "Put Harry in the fifth-grade, I got the last seven questions wrong......
  13. Much agreement from the Maywick correspondents - thoroughly splendid gig.
  14. I wholeheartedly agree. At he same time, however, I also feel he would be too polite (or astute) publicly to express exasperation in the same manner I did. Something that Davie had already explained prior to your original post. Hence the 'Oh for crying out loud - here we go again' moment.
  15. Thanks http://www.hmfckickback.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif No, not at all. It just, I felt, succinctly encapsulated my feelings regarding yet another ill-informed (by your own admission) poster having yet another pop at Davie Gardner.
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  18. Mods - this thread seems to have diverged from its original direction. May I suggest a de-merge into separate (a) Education Committee and ( Christian Camp threads?
  19. A goal in each half saw Whalsay take the trophy 2-0.
  20. http://www.aol.co.uk/?r=www.aol.com Run your cursor over the picture of David Cameron...
  21. Hear, hear. http://www.therushforum.com/html/emoticons/applaudit.gif
  22. I once had to call on Sherlock's colleagues to enable me to gain access to my locked car - keys in ignition. After some Hmming and hawing and, I suspect, wanting me to look in the other direction, I asked if they had any keys whatsoever on them knowing the security of the car to be somewhat suspect. One of them produced - I kid you not - the keys that allowed access to the Clickimin helipad landing lights(At least that's what they told me they were for). Much to their surprise I simply inserted the key as one would do with the correct one, turned it and, hey presto, central locking unlocked.
  23. Mister - as already posted on this very site. Merely a little tongue-in-cheek (or the written variant thereof) poke at the assumption that (Mister) EM gleaned his knowledge of firearm forensics from the telly (which I presumed you meant by Mister Logie Baird's goggle-box). A trifling point and one not to detract from this debate.
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