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  1. When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens. These IKEA wardrobes really are shite.
  2. He shoots, he scores! Brilliantly spotted. It is indeed the Newton evasion. I'd considered unofficial farthings but could find none that matched.
  3. Ging by Britannia, I would have expected this to be George II, but he seems to have no neck.
  4. bagerap

    Old Coin Monthly's still outstanding

    In the cupboard under the stairs that I've been avoiding, I found July 68, January 69 & June 70 should any one want them.
  5. Q. What did Edith Piaf say to the waiter, when he asked what salad dressing she wanted? A. Je Vinaigrette Rien. (I'll get my coat)
  6. This appeared on ebay under tokens: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fichte-Bauchi-Louis-xv65-designer-safe/254934993430?hash=item3b5b4f4a16:g:gJwAAOSwORpgYyHC
  7. Any publican will tell you that people who prefer a dimple pint or "jug" never pick it up by the handle. It's always used, handle opposite mouth and with the first three fingers poking through. So why not use a straight glass, is it the weight? Also that which is described as a shaker, a term I have never encountered, is more commonly known as a sleever. More specifically, a cider sleever.
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    Gadoury auction 16th April

    Gadoury have one or two nice Conders coming up next week, starting @ lot 201: https://www.biddr.com/auctions/gadoury/browse?a=1654&p=3
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    Alternative coin storage

    Back in the day when I handled more coins than medals I put everything into 2 x 2s. Storage was easy. Even today most charity shops will have slide boxes for 35 mm slides, or even better the cartridges used in 35 mm slide projectors. They fit beautifully.
  10. If you don't get this first time round, well neither did I. Bob and a few of his co-workers go out to lunch to celebrate Bob's birthday. Bob, Tim, and Susan are sitting together in the booth when the waitress approaches. She hands them their menus and says "Good afternoon fellas! Welcome to Ruby Taste Kitchen! Before we get started, might I ask if you're here to celebrate a special occasion?" Susan pipes up "It's Bob's birthday!" "Oh well happy birthday! Make sure you save room because you'll get a free dessert!" Tim and Susan smile and nod, but Bob looks a bit confused. He asks her to repeat herself. "Sure thing, happy birthday! Save room and you'll get a free dessert". There's a moment of silence before Bob says "Vroom, vroom!"
  11. It's an Egyptian dish of fava beans and can be written many ways including ful meddamas, foul mesdames ad infinitum. One of the joys of translating from a non roman alphabet. Have a look at all your local Indian take away menus. Most of them will have similar dishes but spelling can vary widely.
  12. This comes from a local restaurant in Charminster, Bournemouth:
  13. Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear, or are out to repeat a rumour. In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?" "Wait a moment" Socrates replied. "Before you tell me, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Test of Three". Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to test what you're going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?" "No" the man replied "actually I just heard about it". "All right" said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?" "No, on the contrary..." "So" Socrates continued "you want to tell me something bad about him even though you're not certain it's true?" The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued "You may still pass though because there is a third test - the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?" "No, not really..." "Well" concluded Socrates "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?" The man was defeated and ashamed and said no more. This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem. It also explains why Socrates never found out that Plato was banging his wife.
  14. An elderly, but hardy cattleman once told a young female neighbour that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder on her oatmeal each morning. She did this religiously and lived to the age of 103. She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a 40-foot crater where the crematorium used to be.