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« Reply #50 on: 18/05/2004 20:58:37 »
Yes, thanks Robert for putting it all in perspective.

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« Reply #51 on: 19/05/2004 01:59:41 »
C'mon guys, you make me blush. I only wrote what everyone already knows. When you look past the politics and the cr@p spewed out by the media in all it's forms, and get down to an individual level, most people just want the same things. Laughter, enough stuff to live, friends, family, not too many worries and lots and lots of sex and beer. Well, maybe not everyone (particularly Neil) wants beer.
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« Reply #52 on: 19/05/2004 02:01:29 »
Hi Rob

when's the next fishing trip ? I'm aching to get on the water !

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« Reply #53 on: 19/05/2004 02:12:42 »
Hi Chris,

It's still undecided and I haven't been around to chase it up. I'll see what I can find out. I've been trying to arrange it for early July. It means I've got to go to the pub (damn), so I'll try and get down there tonight. The main problem is the bloke that arranges the trips has normally stumbled home by the time I finish work. I'll let you know.
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« Reply #54 on: 19/05/2004 02:18:13 »
Beer....euchh !!!...Beer, ale, lager...yuchh !!..I can't taste the difference. One thing I have noticed though in my humble few years as temporary resident of this planet is that as a teen I found most kids were saying that it's an acquired taste !!...I don't get it...if you don't like it in the first place why continue to sample said yucky stuff...still...I suppose it's a social etiquette kind of thing initially eh ?  I never did the pub thing...while all the lads were down the pub I was playig with the girls !! (hee hee)

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« Reply #55 on: 19/05/2004 02:27:57 »
Didn't you attend university, Neil. The consumption of large quantities of beer is normally a requirement of most courses and will result in higher grades (particularly for part time students, like I was).
How do you keep hydrated, anyway. Have you seen what fish do in water?
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« Reply #56 on: 19/05/2004 02:51:39 »
Roberth !!...you are the voice of reason yet again, cos that's it !!..That is why I do not drink...I never went to Uni....Now I know why students leave Uni with so much debt...it's to repay the loans they got to buy alcohol !!....*sigh*....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?

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« Reply #57 on: 19/05/2004 02:56:39 »
That's why students drink beer. Because it's cheap and when I went to uni there was no course fees (ahh, I loved the 70's) so you had to spend your money on something. And yes, you probably are the only tea-totaller in the entire world.
It's no wonder you don't sleep very well!
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« Reply #58 on: 19/05/2004 11:45:17 »
LOL...good one !!..I asked for that didn't I ?

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« Reply #59 on: 20/05/2004 03:32:20 »
Hi Rob

we leave in mid July, and my brother, Richard, is here until the beginning of July (I think he leaves on the 3rd). Therefore a fishing trip around that time would be ace.

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« Reply #60 on: 20/05/2004 19:12:32 »
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....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?

Nope, I don't drink either.  I used to, but most commercial beer and wine gives me a raging headache before I get to the bottom of the glass.  Hard liquor is an open invitation for candida.  No fun, so I just don't bother.  Like you, I don't need booze to behave ridiculously and have a good time.
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« Reply #61 on: 20/05/2004 19:50:41 »
Donnah...we are kindred sober spirits !!

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« Reply #62 on: 21/05/2004 00:09:35 »
Hi Chris,

I think the next trip will be on the 3rd July. It's gunna be hard if Rich is returning that day! Let me know what you think. Are you still interested? I've already tentatively included both your names on the list. What about Sarah?
 

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« Reply #63 on: 21/05/2004 04:04:23 »
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Originally posted by neilep

...*sigh*....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?




I can't say I don't drink, but the six pack I bought last summer still has 4 in it.  I enjoy a beer or glass of wine once in a while, but usually it's too expensive and too much hassle to bother with.  And then I forget I even have any at home.

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« Reply #64 on: 21/05/2004 20:19:00 »
quote:
Originally posted by tweener



I can't say I don't drink, but the six pack I bought last summer still has 4 in it.



*Gasp!*

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« Reply #65 on: 22/05/2004 03:03:22 »
qpan, you can have it if you want to come over and pick it up. [:D]

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« Reply #66 on: 23/05/2004 13:13:03 »
lol- i'll be right over!

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« Reply #67 on: 26/05/2004 19:45:02 »

I'm from the liverpool in england
I've worked in philadelphia for a year on
pharmaceutical plants. most people are really
nice and i made alot of friends.

but the daftest thing i ever got asked was

"when's your independance day"

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« Reply #68 on: 26/05/2004 21:17:09 »
Daftest thing that has happened to me:

got refused to buy beer in Wegmans because my id was supposed to be fake. The "licence" in driving licence was spelt wrong.... [:D]
 

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« Reply #69 on: 27/05/2004 05:12:35 »
So, Dan, where did you buy that licenSe?  Could you get your money back?

ebz, at least they didn't ask you "When is your 4th of July?".  I've heard that question in a little different phrasing.

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« Reply #70 on: 27/05/2004 16:07:51 »
Our "Independence Day" used to be called "Dominion Day" and is now called "Canada Day", celebrated on the 1st of July.  It's very nice that the country has fireworks to celebrate my birthday.[8D]
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« Reply #71 on: 27/05/2004 16:28:43 »
I was behind an American today at a Post Office, he was queuing to buy a stamp for a post card, he knew he wanted a 30 Pence stamp, when he got to the counter....he asked 'How much is a 30 pence stamp ?'......ho hum !!...we all kinda giggled !!

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« Reply #72 on: 08/06/2004 22:55:04 »
haha was i just insulted?  Im proud to be american, but i try to educate myself with some outside culture......But unfortunatly it is true, alott of americans are clueless[:(]   I knew where Cambridge is, BOO YAH

But then again do people in the UK know theres a cambridge in the USA as well??

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« Reply #73 on: 09/06/2004 02:55:14 »
Of course. In Massechusettes, home of Harvard and MIT.
Also one in Ontario Canada too!

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« Reply #74 on: 09/06/2004 03:34:03 »
What's 'America' - sorry, I've never heard of it, I thought the world ended at the shores of Europe. Silly me. [;)]

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« Reply #75 on: 10/06/2004 11:30:01 »
the american exchange student asked me if kids in australi really rode to school in the pouches of kangaroos. not sure if she was joking or not.

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« Reply #76 on: 15/06/2004 03:40:25 »
quote:
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the american exchange student asked me if kids in australi really rode to school in the pouches of kangaroos. not sure if she was joking or not.

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I've always wanted to be an exchange student to somwhere out of the USA.  Just to prolong the stereotypic view of Americans if I ever do travel outside the states, I'm going to ask a stupid question like that![:D]

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« Reply #77 on: 15/06/2004 19:12:04 »
On my first full day in the US, I met a man who said "Hi, I'm Randy". I can't believe that life can be so perfect, surely there is an organisation that plants such people around for the benefit of us Brits? (That was the only time anyone ever said it to me despite my being there over ten months).
 

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« Reply #78 on: 17/06/2004 04:29:34 »
OK Valley, I don't get it.  No one said, "Hi, I'm Randy," to you in ten months?  Maybe you just didn't meet another Randy.  Why would any organization plant a person around to say, "Hi, I'm Randy?"
 

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« Reply #79 on: 17/06/2004 08:28:34 »
Erm, 'Randy' means "horny" in English English, which is why valley was titillated by the introduction, fnar fnar !

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« Reply #80 on: 17/06/2004 12:23:02 »
Hi...I'm Randy too !!  

I love Viz Chris.....even had a couple of tips published so there !!

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« Reply #81 on: 18/06/2004 08:15:20 »
I used to love Viz but it's definitely gone off the boil. It used to make me cry with laughter, now it just elicits the odd titter or smirk. Some of the Roger's Profanisaurus entries are great - Gashcard and Hairy chequebook are good examples (these are the preferred means of payment for Glandlords and minicab drivers!).

In the cartoons themselves the odd gem still pops up (fnar fnar) but since they sold out it's really gone downhill. That said, there was a brilliant fat slags last summer. They had a barbecue, made the fire with old tyres, cooked condemed meat from a dodgy dog-food slaughter house, and then got the ****s for a month.

As you might have guessed, Finbarr Saunders was my all-time favourite character. There was one priceless edition in which he goes to visit Mr. Gimlett in hospital. It's full of lines like "that chap in the bed over there had an accident on an oil rig...they had to get the chopper out for the rescue...it took them nearly 45 minutes to bring him off". Followed by "that chap in the bed over there has gone home...they always change the sheets when there's been a discharge" plus the all time classic "I'd love to get my hands on that lovely pear on that woman's chest" (pointing to an item of fruit on another patients bedside locker)...etc etc

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« Reply #82 on: 19/06/2004 00:33:24 »
Fanr, fnar, huh?  And Randy?  You guys have some strange expressions.  Like fags, for instance.
 

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« Reply #83 on: 19/06/2004 03:01:09 »
quote:
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I used to love Viz but it's definitely gone off the boil. It used to make me cry with laughter, now it just elicits the odd titter or smirk. Some of the Roger's Profanisaurus entries are great - Gashcard and Hairy chequebook are good examples (these are the preferred means of payment for Glandlords and minicab drivers!).

In the cartoons themselves the odd gem still pops up (fnar fnar) but since they sold out it's really gone downhill. That said, there was a brilliant fat slags last summer. They had a barbecue, made the fire with old tyres, cooked condemed meat from a dodgy dog-food slaughter house, and then got the ****s for a month.

As you might have guessed, Finbarr Saunders was my all-time favourite character. There was one priceless edition in which he goes to visit Mr. Gimlett in hospital. It's full of lines like "that chap in the bed over there had an accident on an oil rig...they had to get the chopper out for the rescue...it took them nearly 45 minutes to bring him off". Followed by "that chap in the bed over there has gone home...they always change the sheets when there's been a discharge" plus the all time classic "I'd love to get my hands on that lovely pear on that woman's chest" (pointing to an item of fruit on another patients bedside locker)...etc etc

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Finbarr Saunders still exists and still makes appearences,he is one of my favourites too, and Spoilt Bastard also.....I have to agree that it's certainly not the same mag it used to be, but I also wonder if that is because of the change in our years Chris not just the change of VIZs' strips.......You should pick up a recent copy....Have you seen Eight Ace  Chris ?...that's my current favourite, and The Drunken Bakers are virtually surreal......It still holds enough interest for me to be a loyal subscriber !!..and besides....not only does it make good toilet reading but my eight year old daughter loves it too !!![:D]

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« Reply #84 on: 19/06/2004 03:05:03 »
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Fanr, fnar, huh?  And Randy?  You guys have some strange expressions.  Like fags, for instance.



Glad you appreciate proper English Nance[:D][;)]

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« Reply #85 on: 19/06/2004 15:53:35 »
Alert! My cat has migrated :-(

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« Reply #86 on: 19/06/2004 16:48:25 »
Soz Erin....as you can see I've exchanged your kitty for another one  :-)

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« Reply #87 on: 20/06/2004 01:20:39 »
Please excuse -- I'm just an American trying to learn the language.
 

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« Reply #88 on: 20/06/2004 01:50:37 »
quote:
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Please excuse -- I'm just an American trying to learn the language.



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« Reply #89 on: 02/07/2004 06:24:14 »
quote:
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Soz Erin....as you can see I've exchanged your kitty for another one  :-)

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Wasn't there a road kill one? that would be awesome!!! I'm not really a big fan of cats if you hadn't guessed.

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« Reply #90 on: 14/09/2004 18:24:52 »
I've just made Chilli Con Carne and on behalf of my digestive system and my 'exit ' hole...I would just like to thank America for Tabasco !!

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« Reply #91 on: 14/09/2004 19:54:04 »
LOL nice neil... Red Raw Ring tomorrow then lol!!!

I take back my views on cats, my girlfriend seems to be swaying my view on cats... at the moment my view is that i dont mind them. [;)]

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« Reply #92 on: 14/09/2004 23:49:41 »
Men get involved with women in the hope that the woman will not change, and they do. Women get involved in the hope that the man will change, and they don't. Well, except in your case Rich. Cats are just the beginning.
I realise there are many cat fanciers here, I'm just not one of them. They're vile little parasites that should be killed on sight.
 

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« Reply #93 on: 15/09/2004 00:00:35 »
quote:
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Men get involved with women in the hope that the woman will not change, and they do. Women get involved in the hope that the man will change, and they don't. Well, except in your case Rich. Cats are just the beginning.
I realise there are many cat fanciers here, I'm just not one of them. They're vile little parasites that should be killed on sight.


Roberth...I've just played your above post backwards and it says...'I love cats so much, they are so sweet, and are furry balls of feline joy'....so there !!!...you're a closet cat lover !!

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« Reply #94 on: 15/09/2004 00:01:37 »
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LOL nice neil... Red Raw Ring tomorrow then lol!!!

I take back my views on cats, my girlfriend seems to be swaying my view on cats... at the moment my view is that i dont mind them. [;)]



Rich...you're soooo right...still, nothing beats your own personal central heating [:)]

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« Reply #95 on: 15/09/2004 02:15:53 »
C'mon, Neil. You accused me of that heinous crime last time I gave my views on cats. Sweet furry balls of feline joy indeed !! More like toasty warm gloves or slippers.
 

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« Reply #96 on: 15/09/2004 08:49:24 »
Ok Robert, I cave in to your distate of our clawy whisker anti-canine quadrupeds......why exactly do you hate cats so much ?....I apprecaite some people hate them , you seem to have a particularly high angst towards them. I'm not trying to convert you, just interested how this loathing of them came to be.

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« Reply #97 on: 15/09/2004 17:50:47 »
I don't mind PROPER cats, and ones that don't ask you to fuss them and then bite and scratch you a few minutes later because they feel like it! Upon getting a cat i would be very fussy, no fur balls and a decent colour. I like black cats myself, not a big fan of gingers...

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« Reply #98 on: 16/09/2004 00:25:27 »
My family has had a history of dogs, so thats about 16 years of barking.  You'd think after that long it wouldnt bother you as much......WRONG.  I cant stand dogs continuous barking at nonexistant objects.  Well I guess you could say I like cats then, unless they start barking to.

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Re: Americans
« Reply #99 on: 16/09/2004 00:32:16 »
That's a hard question, Neil. I've never owned a cat, but there is many that live around my area. I have no desire to harm them, but it doesn't bother me if they are killed by a dog or car. They decimate local wildlife, destroy my garden, cr@p in my son's sandpit and steal my dogs' food. Feral cats in Australia are one of the major destroyers of local fauna. They upset the delicate balance in most environments, roaming free in the nights, breeding and killing while their lazy arse owners sleep without care. They ate my homework, created havoc on our public transport, are responsible for the drought, started the war in Iraq and crashed my computer. Contrary to what most people will try and tell you, global warming is caused by cat farts not those lovely bovines.

"I don't mind PROPER cats"- what the hell does that mean, Rich? Are you getting a panther? You clearly don't like lions and tigers.