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#12409 - 01/16/01 12:55 PM Re: at the cross walk
musick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 2661
Loc: Chicago
Perception is reality (a woman once told me)

Wow - Aren't we both missing a wink in your reply?

Fine, just call me "the missing wink".

#12410 - 01/17/01 03:14 AM Re: at the cross walk
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
Father S, I greatly admire your wife's sense of style. My brother has embellished his electric scooter with similarly hilarious and inappropriate devices and strikes terror into all pedestrians. I certainly believe that the best way to cope with affliction is to raise two fingers to it! I would have loved to have met her.

#12411 - 01/18/01 04:18 AM Re: weakest wink
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>Fine, just call me "the missing wink".

Just don't call me "the weakest wink"


Clue: It's another of those UK cultural links. I'm not sure if we have inflicted the programme on any other nation yet:


#12412 - 01/18/01 06:44 PM Dear ol' Anne Robinson
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Every time I see that programme (about once a fortnight) I wonder how much Anne Robinson must be cringing inside at having to play the tyrant. Do her children (does she have children?) take the mickey?

#12413 - 01/18/01 07:52 PM Re: A game at chess
doc_comfort Offline

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 618
Loc: Australia
Doesn't everyone know that pressing the button at a pedestrian crossing does absolutely nothing except turn the "Don't Cross" light on? I tell you this from the experience gained from years of angrily stabbing at the damned things!

Are you not familiar with the impatience switch? The more you press the button, the longer it takes the lights to change. I believe the same principle applies to the 'close doors' button in elevators.

Rapport was established superficially.

#12414 - 01/18/01 08:42 PM Re: at the cross walk
doc_comfort Offline

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 618
Loc: Australia
unless they're from *********** (censored under EU anti-xenophobe regulations)

Hmm "unless they're from", nope, too many asterisks to spell France - who else do the Poms dislike so much?

ze Germans (don't mention the war).

Rapport was established superficially.

#12415 - 01/26/01 09:53 AM Re: Dear ol' Anne Robinson
Marianna Offline

Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 427
Loc: Spain
When I first watched that programme I thought she was the rudest person alive and wondered who could have given her a job she was so obviously so ill-fitted for... then I caught on and started wondering what on earth could bring the contestants to a TV show where they are so harshly mistreated... I haven't figured this one out yet...

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