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#6161 - 09/08/00 12:19 PM Have some Madeira, M'dear!
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
Which is just what I'm off to do.

Back at my desk on 20th Sept - I guess I'll have to take a whole day of the bosses time to catch up on a week's supply of awad posts.

Look after yourselves, everyone, see you when I get back


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#6162 - 09/09/00 02:35 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
lusy Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 140
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Yeah, I can relate to that!

The only difference is that I'll be after the Red Ned, not Madeira. I have just checked in after a short absence and find nearly 200 posts to check out. How can I cope?

Ah well, we do our best, I guess,

sakezuki lusy ( I think that's it)


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#6163 - 09/09/00 07:44 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Dearest lusy,

I am SO GLAD you're back. I've missed you so!


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#6164 - 09/10/00 07:16 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
paulb Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Swanning off to Flanders, perhaps, Rhuby?


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#6165 - 09/13/00 04:03 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
Bridget Offline
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Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
paulb,

I gnu, just a gnu, someone would get in before me with the puns!


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#6166 - 09/13/00 05:30 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Bridget,

I got a gnu, and love him very much, but...
what'd I miss about paulb's post??


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#6167 - 09/13/00 07:42 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
Bridget Offline
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Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
Jackie, you may be missing out on a cultural reference here.

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann were very successful stage performers in the UK. Their act consisted of light-hearted chatter punctuated by witty songs, or witty chatter punctuated by light-hearted songs, if you prefer.

See http://timothyplatypus.tripod.com/FaS/ for more details. Particularly Madeira M'Dear and the Gnu Song.
Thank you. I have now looked them up on the web and found this site I would otherwise never have known about!


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#6168 - 09/13/00 10:21 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Thanks, Bridget--
I bet I would have really liked them.
Psst--don't tell tsuwm, but there was a Pythonlink,
and I snuck a peek. I may just have to learn what
M.P. is all about if I expect to get half his ref's!


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#6169 - 09/14/00 07:07 AM Re: Have some Madeira, M'dear!
paulb Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Thanks, Bridget. My wife and I were lucky enough to attend one of their Melbourne performances many years ago. A night to remember! Donald Swann played piano and sang, and Michael Flanders (who was wheelchair bound) narrated and sang. Many of their songs are 'classics' especially a very poignant one about all the little country railway stations in England which had been closed down. A treasury of wonderful English placenames.


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