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by Jumble
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6346192

Re: Thoughts for ships

So, hands up if you got up an hour early this morning because the alarm wasn’t set properly. Keep your hand up if you then automatically went through your morning getting up procedure without really looking properly at your watch or registering the time checks on the radio. Then keep your hand up if...
by Jumble
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7055
Views: 503648

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Unfortunately, yes. Someone has hit the wing mirror of the loaner the garage gave me whilst they fix my car and empty my bank account. I'm going to try to glue the cover back on and see if I can get away with it.

An uncarved pumpkin?
by Jumble
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

I suspect I'm not likely to be allowed anywhere near....
by Jumble
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Indeed, and has been. Including discussion on freedom of expression and the role of art within politics. For clarity, my daughters are 17 and 13, and perfectly capable of making up their own minds, definitely not from the parts I provide. These fora are where Jumble lets off steam anonymously. He sp...
by Jumble
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Actually, that’s how I’ve been so successful in stabilizing Middle East relations. “See you, yer scunner. Wanna take this out to the car park?” I’ve only been actually shot at once (and they missed by 5 feet).
by Jumble
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

And don't prattle at me about stressing kids. Mine would never have been allowed to mark up a magnet in that fashion. If his children did it, it speaks volumes about what they are exposed to in Jumble's home. I'm a UK diplomat. They are exposed to current events, history and comparative argument. Y...
by Jumble
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Okay, so let me get this straight. Rumpy has successfully managed to downgrade the 'US president ignores or insults families of US service men and women killed in the line of duty' from top story, by replacing it with 'US president insults republican senator he expressly needs to keep onside to pass...
by Jumble
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7055
Views: 503648

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yep. 3 - one has a face drawn on it. Don't remember why. Something related to having kids.

An analogue electronic device? Electronic, not electrical, so the kettle doesn't count.
by Jumble
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yep, spot on. Both our degrees read as ‘Oxon’ , meaning Oxford Honours, although we were at different colleges. If you were at Cambridge you’d write ‘Cantab’. I’m still shocked at the idea that there are Oxford colleges who have failed to attract any non-white students with appropriate academic cred...
by Jumble
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Okay, as an Oxford graduate, I believe that is utterly indefensible. Yes, Oxford and Cambridge are elitist, academically elitist. As someone who remains the only member of his family to go to to any university, and who's grandfather's job was breaking rocks on a roadside, I remain happy that the uni...
by Jumble
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Trump blames UK crime rise (from sexual assault and knife crime) on terrorism and implies the US needs to keep itself safe. Could the US tell their chosen president to cram his hateful, ill-informed opinions up his copious arse?
by Jumble
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7055
Views: 503648

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Well, yes and no. Yes there's a bag of mixed nuts my wife puts in her nutribullet smoothie every morning not 10 feet away. No I couldn't actually produce them as the nut oil would send me into anaphylactic shock.

Recycling?
by Jumble
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

by Jumble
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1216165

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

My dear and esteemed Poxic, I obviously support you by default, and share you devotion to the Pistachio nut (particularly as it's one of the few nuts that doesn't try to kill me). However, your introduction of cardamom crosses a line that can not be forgiven. After 9 months of forced-drinking cardam...
by Jumble
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1885178

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

In other news (not wanting to interrupt the grammar debate or anything), those in the UK need not worry about food shortages or rising food prices post Brexit because, in the event that we crash out of Brexit with fuck all ' We'll just grow more food! '. Simples! Obviously Chris Grayling knows all a...
by Jumble
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5406
Views: 355730

Re: Interviewing the fora

Easy, Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody. I know all the words. Sometimes my wife and I sing the whole thing in the car to our (teenage) daughters. Sometimes they join in, sometimes they groan in embarrassment. What would be your perfect pet, either real or imagined. For example, much as I love my spaniel, wh...
by Jumble
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5406
Views: 355730

Re: Interviewing the fora

I have a younger sister. I had an elder brother but he died when I was an infant.

How much do you exercise per day?
by Jumble
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Trump boasts about being humble

You couldn't make this shit up.
by Jumble
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5406
Views: 355730

Re: Interviewing the fora

Ensuring that my daughters are actually up and planning to go to school.

What are you looking forward to?
by Jumble
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, and now he's going to bugger up all the hard work on the Iran deal, helping Iran to become more hard-line and a nuclear state. He must be having a fun couple of days. Think you could part-exchange him for Kim Jong-un? I think he may do a better job. Your president is a skid-mark on the lavatory ...
by Jumble
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

There are mornings I wake up and wish I was British as well. Hmm, well our economy is in decline, our credit rating has been downgraded, our currency is increasingly worthless and we've voted "by a massive majority" (52-48) to jump off a cliff. Oh, and the prat whose only job is to negoti...
by Jumble
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Which is not a good. In UK gov we regard Tillerson and Mattis as a ‘sanity shield’, filtering the worst of the stupidity shitstorm coming from the manchild before it does serious damage. I think at the moment you may need your checks and balances like never before.
by Jumble
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Stay safe. Thinking of you.
by Jumble
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test because he is highly educated and "has the best words".


Really? Just really? He's your fucking Foreign Secretary, you colossal moron.


I know in the UK we've voted for oblivion, but at least you guys still cheer us up.
by Jumble
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

I’m not a constitutional lawyer, but I’d second that understanding of the 25th. I thought it was there for the event that POTUS suffered a health event so debilitating that they were unable to function as president. Or (as fictionally illustrated in ‘The West Wing’), their capacity to fulfill the du...
by Jumble
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Liri wrote:
MartianInvader wrote:
Jumble wrote:Possibly, but if he throws some roles of paper towel to the people of Las Vegas I would love to see them throw them straight back at the worthless fucker.

Its "rolls".

It's "it's".

In my case, it's dyslexia.
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Possibly, but if he throws some roles of paper towel to the people of Las Vegas I would love to see them throw them straight back at the worthless fucker.
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Good news! The world representative of the USA has left after his uplifting message to Puerto Rico, and has gone to deliver his wisdom to Las Vegas. Now, as 34 dead (so far) isn't a 'real catastrophe' in Puerto Rico, will 59 (so far) in Las Vegas trip that line in the mind (?) of Trump and the NRA?
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Really not...
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1885178

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

British PM's make-or-break speech slightly marred by protracted coughing fit, prankster handing her a P45 from her Foreign Secretary, and background scenery telling her 'F off' . Yet, I could almost feel sorry for her about that. ( almost ) Frankly more relevant is that her Foreign Secretary contin...
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Apparently Trump has just arrived in Las Vegas, presumably bored of insulting disaster victims in Puerto Rico.

I'm sure he'll say something helpful, subtle and supportive.
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Interesting you should mention that comparison, as I was just reading this paper : Deaths from international terrorism compared with road
crash deaths in OECD countries
.
by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

Quite.

It was good of him to interrupt his golf to insult people who have just lost everything.

Spoiler:
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by Jumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

by Jumble
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7055
Views: 503648

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Vedge draw right behind me, so yes. I could probably use the remaining 10 seconds to peel it for you.

A cactus?
by Jumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2525613

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

To be honest I’ve lost track of which thread is which. Perhaps we could cut the in jokes and set them back to something that makes sense outside mod madness week? Anyway, assuming this is the rant thread.... Here’s a warning. Many of you, I suspect, use apple products. You will shortly be offered iO...
by Jumble
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

This is all great but I suspect we are missing the point here. A terrifying number of US citizens are fighting for their lives in the face of a freak weather event. The US president refuses to accept the testimony of his own scientists on climate change. I'm a Middle East conflict specialist, living...
by Jumble
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205459

Re: Trump presidency

This is all great but I suspect we are missing the point here. A terrifying number of US citizens are fighting for their lives in the face of a freak weather event. The US president refuses to accept the testimony of his own scientists on climate change. I'm a Middle East conflict specialist, living...
by Jumble
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And we want to give money to the Treasury? I used to work for the Treasury. I wouldn't trust them to rum a whelk stall. Are you enjoying the £6.2bn you've spent on two aircraft carriers that are regarded as strategically obsolete and, oh, don't have any aircraft? No, what pisses me off is that Cance...
by Jumble
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3120
Views: 356600

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Great. The KLF are back. The band that are so far up themselves they thought it an artistic statement to burn £1M, rather than, say, donating it to charity, feel we need them again. Oh, and there was that bollocks with the machine guns. This is my generation so I feel qualified to comment. They wro...

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