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Tinyfish Wibble => Off Topic => Topic started by: Sarah on April 17, 2008, 07:45:37 PM



Title: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 17, 2008, 07:45:37 PM
To counter Jim's 'Don't get me started' thread, I thought I'd make a happy thread.

So what put a grin on your face today?

Me? I got a promotion  ;D Better hours, no weekend work, better pay and alot more job satidfaction. OH yes. *smug*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 17, 2008, 07:46:45 PM
Gratz lovely :)

I have the day off tomorrow :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2008, 08:00:16 PM
My wife saying 'Yes I'll marry you.' That was a pretty smile-some moment for me.  ;D

As for what made me smile today...the fact that my wife is still putting up with me I guess.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mick on April 17, 2008, 08:31:11 PM
Any Crystal Palace win ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on April 17, 2008, 09:16:10 PM
today : getting some really positive feedback about my photography.
           Having a long chat with my father in law  :) about how much he enjoyed the wedding.

generally : mad giggly moments with the girls
                quiet time with my husband.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2008, 09:34:54 PM
generally : mad giggly moments with the girls
                quiet time with my husband.

Are you sure that is not the other way around?  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 17, 2008, 09:59:35 PM
This thread  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on April 17, 2008, 10:30:34 PM
generally : mad giggly moments with the girls
                quiet time with my husband.

Are you sure that is not the other way around?  :)

both equally smilemakey !   :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2008, 10:52:38 PM
This thread  :)

Good answer. Send that young girl to the front of the class...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on April 18, 2008, 01:01:41 AM
The gig at the Peel was the most fun I've had a long time   :) :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 18, 2008, 06:43:18 AM
Send that young girl to the front of the class...

Young?  That made me smile too  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 18, 2008, 06:44:41 AM
The gig at the Peel was the most fun I've had a long time   :) :)

A certain item of attire will be making the journey back to Philly soon...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 18, 2008, 09:06:13 AM
The gig at the Peel was the most fun I've had a long time   :) :)

Awww fank you sir.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Leopard Messiah on April 18, 2008, 12:40:55 PM
Generally:  Summer Pudding

Non-specifically:  Tinyfish, The Mighty Boosh, David Attenborough

Unfeasibly:  William Shatner's vocal stylings.  He. Is. A. Master. Of. His. Craft.  Khan!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on April 18, 2008, 01:33:40 PM
My three cats and Mick - without fail :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mick on April 18, 2008, 02:07:14 PM
My three cats and Mick - without fail :)


 ;D  I do my best ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on April 18, 2008, 06:07:47 PM
The gig at the Peel was the most fun I've had a long time   :) :)

A certain item of attire will be making the journey back to Philly soon...

She means the Santa hat ... get your minds out of the gutter, people!

Are you coming over for Rosfest?  :) You mentioned it at the Peel, but I dont think you had made a decision at the time.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 20, 2008, 09:46:03 PM
The thing that made me smile most recently was the news that I am an uncle for spajillionth time. My youngest brother and his wife are now celebrating the arrival of their daughter, Sophie Grace Sanders (7ibs 13oz) at 1pm Eastern Summer Time at Morristown Memorial hospital, Morristown, New Jersey, USA.

Cool. What an International family I have with 4 nephews and 3 nieces, of whom 2 were born in the UK, 2 in the Channel Islands, 1 in France, 1 in Brazil and now 1 American. Crikey!

That's bizarre....I was thinking about them the day before yesterday wondering when she must be due.

Congratulations :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 21, 2008, 12:04:08 PM

Are you coming over for Rosfest?  .

Nope.  A friend is and he will be looking out for you.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 21, 2008, 12:23:07 PM
I got an email telling me how to book a "feed the lemurs" session for my birthday present.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mick on April 21, 2008, 01:24:39 PM
I got told i could finish today at lunchtime ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 21, 2008, 02:15:05 PM
I got told i could finish today at lunchtime ;D

Why, are you off to feed the lemurs too?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mick on April 21, 2008, 02:52:22 PM
No kids to coach ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Fiona on April 21, 2008, 03:40:44 PM
Seeing my big brother today for the first time in a year and a half.   


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 21, 2008, 04:29:02 PM
Porcupine Tree


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on April 21, 2008, 06:33:44 PM
getting a cuddle off my two littles ones when i got a bit weepy earlier today, complete with pats on the back of my neck and '"iss ok mummy, i's  right here, iss ok" from Cedar !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 21, 2008, 06:52:43 PM
getting a cuddle off my two littles ones when i got a bit weepy earlier today, complete with pats on the back of my neck and '"iss ok mummy, i's  right here, iss ok" from Cedar !

Awww....bless.  There is something very honest and comforting about getting a cuddle from a little 'un when you're feeling blue.  *hugs WW*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 21, 2008, 07:42:33 PM
iss ok mummy, i's  right here, iss ok

That might be the cutest thing i've ever heard!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Soundscape DJ on April 21, 2008, 08:04:39 PM
Watching Babylon 5...partcularly the character of Londo.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 22, 2008, 12:23:07 PM
Watching Babylon 5...partcularly the character of Londo.

Londo: It's like being nibbled to death by - what are those Earth creatures, bill, webbed feet, quacks...?
Vir (deadpan): Cats.
Londo: Yes! Like being nibbled to death by cats!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 12:51:47 PM
Does anyone else think The Book of G'Kar and before it The Book of G'Quan sound like the debut album from an overhyped US rap artist?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on April 23, 2008, 12:35:26 AM
Does anyone else think The Book of G'Kar and before it The Book of G'Quan sound like the debut album from an overhyped US rap artist?
Sounds more like Arkwright to me G-Granville!  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 23, 2008, 07:09:40 PM
Making me smile today is watching the Little Mermaid and reassuring myself that I can still recite it word for word :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 23, 2008, 07:22:11 PM
Today I smiled because I've been asked to guitar tech for Steve Rothery, not just for all the festival gigs over the summer but the whole of the autumn tour and the new year tour and the Marillion weekend in Holland in March AND the Marillion Weekend in Montreal in April. And getting paid for it. Blimey!  ;D

OooOOOOOOooohhh....get you!

Well done you big guitar man, you!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Soundscape DJ on April 23, 2008, 10:00:33 PM
That is awesome Jim!!  That means I am 2 degrees from Marillion lol.

I had a couple of good smile moments today.

1) The Leningrad Cowboys doing Sweet Home (fantastic)

2) Got a position as a tutor for a local tutoring company  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 24, 2008, 08:34:06 AM
Nicely done Jim, you must be very impressive ;)

today not having a broken server for the first time this week is making me smile!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Soundscape DJ on April 24, 2008, 03:37:39 PM
Jim aksed "Does that mean you will be tutoring tutors?"
No it means that I will be working as an independent contractor for a tutoring company.  I will be tutoring mostly elementary and junior high.  I am not sure what this will be like as I have never done anything like this before, but I am excited to have found a job.

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 24, 2008, 05:43:05 PM
Managing to get tickets to a sold out gig on saturday!

WHEEEE!!!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on April 28, 2008, 07:08:33 AM
My waking thought this morning was...................... ;D Today s the day the beloved comes home!!!!!  :-* :-* :-*

I'll be smiling all day today !  although by the time he actually gets home this evening I have a feeling I'll be burnt out! ::)



hooooorah! Off to the shops so I can make welcome home dinner, and bake a  welcome home chelsea bun!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on April 28, 2008, 07:37:54 AM
OH hell!!!!

Before I get bogged down with actual thought.......... and as I am still logged on......... I just got a text, early ferry was caughted....... they'll be home....... him specifically..... about midday!!!!! :o   

So now I get to run around like a headless chicken all morning, it's thrown my schedule right out......... so I'm going to prioritise........sod the e-mail, sod the accounts..........I'm going to bake that chelsea bun and shave my legs! ;)


YAY!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 28, 2008, 09:38:46 AM
Does anyone else think The Book of G'Kar and before it The Book of G'Quan sound like the debut album from an overhyped US rap artist?

I don't remember Gok Wan in Babylon 5

Congratulations to Jim on his new job! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2008, 10:34:48 AM
OH hell!!!!

Before I get bogged down with actual thought.......... and as I am still logged on......... I just got a text, early ferry was caughted....... they'll be home....... him specifically..... about midday!!!!! :o   

So now I get to run around like a headless chicken all morning, it's thrown my schedule right out......... so I'm going to prioritise........sod the e-mail, sod the accounts..........I'm going to bake that chelsea bun and shave my legs! ;)


YAY!

Heh, you sound like me when wifey returns from her frequent visits to France. Only in my case, she has left me a list of things to do while she's away (hoover, do shopping, split atom, etc) and I spend that last day furiously rushing about the house completeing my tasks in the vain hope that she might believe I've done them all gradually over the time she has been away.  :o

I'm such a boy.




Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 28, 2008, 10:44:15 AM
split atom, etc

The secret is to use one of those littl screwdrivers you get for mending glasses, then tap it with a toffee hammer.

works every time.

In case you doubt me here's a picture of my house

(http://www.jfkmontreal.com/nuclear_explosion/nuclear_bomb.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on April 28, 2008, 11:52:55 AM
I spend that last day furiously rushing about the house completeing my tasks in the vain hope that she might believe I've done them all gradually over the time she has been away.  :o

I'm such a boy.

oooh! Am I an honourary boy? I spend this weekend running about like a looney! most things I think have now been done.....and welcome home dinner is under way!

......there's a steak and onion pie in the process of making.....(steak, onions and spesh secret wilcey sauce on hob, pastry made and resting in fridge)with baby carrots and purple sprouting broccolli .... I've made a rhubarb crumble (will bake it later when the pie goes in) to go with lashings of custard  ;D After a couple of weeks on a tour diet that should make him smile!!!

The sun is shining, the house is clean and gleaming, and the washing machine is waiting all those socks'n'pants  ::)

Yippppeeeeeee, they are about 1/2 an hour away...... pacing now........... pacing .............



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2008, 12:55:03 PM
......there's a steak and onion pie in the process of making.....(steak, onions and spesh secret wilcey sauce on hob, pastry made and resting in fridge)with baby carrots and purple sprouting broccolli .... I've made a rhubarb crumble (will bake it later when the pie goes in) to go with lashings of custard 

We're all on our way over.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2008, 12:55:56 PM
split atom, etc

The secret is to use one of those littl screwdrivers you get for mending glasses, then tap it with a toffee hammer.

works every time.

In case you doubt me here's a picture of my house

(http://www.jfkmontreal.com/nuclear_explosion/nuclear_bomb.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 28, 2008, 12:59:16 PM
We're all on our way over.  ;)

I'm not sure that's the kind of reunion she's after?!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 30, 2008, 11:54:50 AM
The knowledge that I've got tickets to see Laurie Anderson at the Barbican tonight


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: stuartball on April 30, 2008, 12:21:02 PM
Lunchtime right now, so time to reflect on yesterday evening. I smiled because I took eight member of my class to a competition called Mini Enterprise. They have to make "products" - to sell to a banker, balance the books and show good team work. Each member of the group has a role (Manager, Buyer/Seller etc) and has to show the judges they know what that role entails.

They didn't win but they won a special award for "Most Creative Team" for their design (they had to make paper watches and decorate them to sell). Very proud of them.  8)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 30, 2008, 12:38:02 PM
bless! that's so cute


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 12:42:01 PM
The knowledge that I've got tickets to see Laurie Anderson at the Barbican tonight

Oooh, you lucky beggar you (presses jealousy button). I saw her with Rob a few years back at the Barbican and she was fantastic.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on April 30, 2008, 12:45:29 PM
and was she 'with' Rob or just with Rob?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 03:06:42 PM
Modesty forbids.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on April 30, 2008, 03:42:51 PM

I'm not sure that's the kind of reunion she's after?!
:o


It's Wednesday now..................and I'm still smiling  ;) :P


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 06:35:47 PM

I'm not sure that's the kind of reunion she's after?!
:o


It's Wednesday now..................and I'm still smiling  ;) :P

I hope your man appreciated the food.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 30, 2008, 07:44:54 PM
Being bored, I looked at the stats for this site and myself.  I must be easily amused cos they made me smile.  Simon - over a day of your life on here? Or do you not log out?

I also smiled when my husband looked over my shoulder and said "Tinyfish now?  Is it all the same people having all the same conversations"  (referring to my Frost* forum addiction)  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 09:26:52 PM
Yes I am almost permanently logged  ::) on but I'm not reading it continually thank the lord. How vain would that be?  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 01, 2008, 08:22:00 AM
Liz is ignoring Jim but secretly hoping Chelsea do the double over Scumchester United.

Now if LCFC would only win on Sunday i'd be happy!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 01, 2008, 09:27:18 AM
Ooh i love those kinds of coincidences. We had none for last night which is, of course, why you won ;)

2005 (when we won the CL though) there were thousands


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
This hard hitting football science facinates me. Tell me once again how sheep's bladders may be used to prevent earthquakes.

(http://static.flickr.com/121/317144649_87257a186f.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Stcj on May 01, 2008, 06:13:58 PM
year 11 music students that trip over their guitar straps after there performance

*snigger snigger*

although to be fair they were pretty good and that contributed  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 02, 2008, 12:01:06 PM
Maltesers


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 02, 2008, 12:11:08 PM
Pretty smiley day today.  Sun shining  :)  Three day weekend  :)  On a repairs course (wouldn't make residents smile)  :)  Listening to that other band I like  ;) and K doing air keyboard with me and then went it got to that quiet bit at 23 mins, K going "again" and clapping her hands.   ;D 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 03, 2008, 09:06:19 AM
I don't want to start a political discussion but YAY Boris WON!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 06, 2008, 11:49:08 AM
Booked my place for the 2009 Marillion Weekend  ;D

Will Tinyfish play?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 01:10:39 PM
Booked my place for the 2009 Marillion Weekend  ;D

I can't afford it this time :( unless they loved me so much last time, they will pay for me to sing next time...what are the chances? ;)

Yummy lunch made me smile :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 01:38:33 PM
1) but Tinyfish doesn't sound like widdly prog
2) there are a lot of Tinyfish fans who are also Marillion fans so as long as you didn't push it yourself that wouldn't be an issue
3) So, you can take a couple of hours off to play

I'd go if you guys were on the bill as well


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 06, 2008, 02:05:34 PM
WW's PM  ;D

On a different note - Tinyfish are not allowed to support Marillion because then I would have to see Marillion for the first time in mumble mumble years.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 02:13:37 PM
You can leave after Tinyfish ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 02:42:52 PM
(http://www.wrongcards.com/files/imagecache/display/files/ecards/tonight-it's-just-about-you-and-me.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 02:43:44 PM
Now you're just being silly!  ;)

But it's twoooooe


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 06, 2008, 06:13:48 PM
You can leave after Tinyfish ;)

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 06, 2008, 07:06:35 PM
Despite only having a day off this 'long weekend', and work buggering up my shifts, I am surprisingly chipper.  I think it's the holding hands, walking under the cherry blossoms in the sunshine eating ice lollies.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on May 06, 2008, 11:35:18 PM
i got sunburn and a back full of freckles. hurrah!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2008, 08:08:50 AM
i got sunburn and a back full of freckles. hurrah!

Oh god, I know that feeling.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2008, 11:26:29 AM
Nods sadly


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 08, 2008, 11:36:50 AM
I've always wondered if the skin under a beard tans?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 08, 2008, 01:43:21 PM
Skin under the hair on your head doesn't tan

How on earth would you know that?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 09, 2008, 08:02:00 AM
Making my friend happy buy giving him alcohol is making me happy this morning


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 11, 2008, 12:25:11 PM
i got sunburn and a back full of freckles. hurrah!

Oh god, I know that feeling.  :D

I thought your modus operandii was to sit side-on to the sun and burn only one half of your face?

From the man who turned up at a gig with a sideways D burned onto his head.....:P

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: CallumMcDee40 on May 21, 2008, 03:26:20 PM
My son Thomas is 5 and has started repeating things he's heard on TV in this very serious voice, it just cracks me up.

eg Will you come over here for your tea?

T (serious voice) - 'I can never do that again'

Will you put your jumper on?

T - I never put that on.

Ach well, maybe you had to be there.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 21, 2008, 03:43:08 PM
My son Thomas is 5 and has started repeating things he's heard on TV in this very serious voice, it just cracks me up.

eg Will you come over here for your tea?

T (serious voice) - 'I can never do that again'

Will you put your jumper on?

T - I never put that on.

Ach well, maybe you had to be there.

That is fantastic.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: CallumMcDee40 on May 21, 2008, 03:45:07 PM
What his great intellect or the fact that I've now proved that I once got a woman pissed enough to sleep with me?

It's good to be back.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 21, 2008, 03:46:42 PM
What his great intellect or the fact that I've now proved that I once got a woman pissed enough to sleep with me?

It's good to be back.

Either...or...both!  :)

It's nice to have you back.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 22, 2008, 06:42:22 PM
Exam is over yay  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2008, 08:50:49 AM
Exam is over yay  ;D

Yay indeed. Good luck with that.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 23, 2008, 07:35:23 PM
Considering the two previous Saturdays involved copious amounts of alcohol, I left the exam feeling a bit more confident than perhaps I should have  ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 25, 2008, 12:40:09 PM
I've booked my theory test for the 6th of June. 2 weeks! YAY! I'll be enjoying the bank holiday tomorrow at a museum, and then after that it's *ahem* time to get some real work done ;)

(see what I did there?:D)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: stuartball on May 25, 2008, 05:21:30 PM
Pittsburgh getting stuffed by Detroit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 25, 2008, 08:38:58 PM
I've booked my theory test for the 6th of June. 2 weeks! YAY! I'll be enjoying the bank holiday tomorrow at a museum, and then after that it's *ahem* time to get some real work done ;)

(see what I did there?:D)

Sarah xx

Very good  ;)  Good luck with the theory.  In my day it was a couple of questions after the practical.  I have had a go on those practise DVD's when my husband was pretending he was going to learn to drive and I didn't know half of the questions.  Or at least I answered as I would in real life not in theory.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 26, 2008, 10:44:20 PM

Very good  ;)  Good luck with the theory.  In my day it was a couple of questions after the practical.  I have had a go on those practise DVD's when my husband was pretending he was going to learn to drive and I didn't know half of the questions.  Or at least I answered as I would in real life not in theory.


I learnt how to drive on Jersey.

Q: What is the top speed limit?
A: 40 mph

Q: And on dual carriage ways?
A: There are none.





Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 26, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Watching myself playing football.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPP9kW71_N8

01:50

I was not allowed to play with my glasses.

That is my story ...

And I am sticking to it ...  :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 27, 2008, 12:04:15 PM
The goings on at 3:57 made me think of a scene in "Fargo"...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 27, 2008, 03:42:04 PM
I've booked my theory test for the 6th of June. 2 weeks! YAY! I'll be enjoying the bank holiday tomorrow at a museum, and then after that it's *ahem* time to get some real work done ;)

(see what I did there?:D)

Sarah xx

Very good  ;)  Good luck with the theory.  In my day it was a couple of questions after the practical.  I have had a go on those practise DVD's when my husband was pretending he was going to learn to drive and I didn't know half of the questions.  Or at least I answered as I would in real life not in theory.



It's now 50 multiple choice questions and then hazard perception I think. And you have to pass it before you can sit the practical. EEK!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on May 27, 2008, 04:05:57 PM
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It's now 50 multiple choice questions and then hazard perception I think. And you have to pass it before you can sit the practical. EEK!

Sarah xx

Yikes!! I'm glad I took my test back in 198whenever, when all you had to do was avoid an old lady in the road and tell the instructor what a no entry sign meant.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 27, 2008, 06:08:11 PM
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It's now 50 multiple choice questions and then hazard perception I think. And you have to pass it before you can sit the practical. EEK!

Sarah xx

Yikes!! I'm glad I took my test back in 198whenever, when all you had to do was avoid an old lady in the road and tell the instructor what a no entry sign meant.

I know. I'm beginning to wish I took my test when I turned 17 like most people do, as they increased the amount of questions from about 30 to 50 recently.  Oops!

Sarag xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on May 27, 2008, 06:29:40 PM
I lived in the US for 4 years.  Because I was staying there, I had to get a US license & a car (of course!).  So, I got this new car - manual, naturally - with the steering wheel and gear stick on the wrong side.  And went down to take my test. 

I had already passed the TEN multiple choice randomly selected question theory test.  Even though the questions were different for everyone in the room, I did get the impression that some people were trying to copy.  I can't think why - the questions were somewhat simple - what do you do if you miss your turning on the freeway?  a) Reverse.  b) Turn round....

So, I'm at the test station with a new car which I had been driving for 24 hours, with the steering wheel on the wrong side, pretty nervous.  And in comes the examiner - complete with holstered pistol. :o

Now, I'm no longer nervous; but petrified.  I mean, what happens if you don't pass - do they shoot you?

The test lasted no more than 15 minutes.  I recall, I made three or four driving errors.  But this was obviously accepable in Boston because I passed.

So good luck with your test.  And remember, because this is the UK, the instructor won't be carrying a gun.  And the worst that can happen is that you have to take the test again (but I'm sure that you'll pass).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 27, 2008, 06:33:06 PM
My instructor (a million years ago) told me to think of the examiner naked. Works every time! Good luck chuck :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 27, 2008, 08:10:14 PM
Also, Hooooorah! I've booked the venue for my 21st birthday party, yippeekayay, talk to Paul about this.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 28, 2008, 07:54:53 AM
My instructor (a million years ago) told me to think of the examiner naked. Works every time! Good luck chuck :o

Hopefully not while you're driving - you'd crash into a tree.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on May 28, 2008, 09:49:38 AM
You'll be fine Sarah, if Alun can pass the theory test...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 28, 2008, 11:56:50 AM
You'll be fine Sarah, if Alun can pass the theory test...

That makes me feel much better.... :D

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 01, 2008, 12:07:37 PM
New piercings and barbeque for dinner last night, and another one tonight. WIN!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Soundscape DJ on June 01, 2008, 12:56:10 PM
New job starts on Monday  Yay!!!  After almost 8 weeks out of work, I was going quite mad.  Also, hanging out with friends and playing Wii Fit, and learning that yes indeed, I am out of shape (ok perhaps I did not smile about that, but it was no surprise since I had trouble lifting the tv remote the other day  :).

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 01, 2008, 02:05:23 PM
New piercings and barbeque for dinner last night

most people tend not to eat their piercings, especially not barbecued. What'dya get?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Tomnotthatone on June 04, 2008, 03:37:23 PM
In Boston they need those weapons in case Ted Kennedy hops in the drivers seat next to them...
I lived in the US for 4 years.  Because I was staying there, I had to get a US license & a car (of course!).  So, I got this new car - manual, naturally - with the steering wheel and gear stick on the wrong side.  And went down to take my test. 

I had already passed the TEN multiple choice randomly selected question theory test.  Even though the questions were different for everyone in the room, I did get the impression that some people were trying to copy.  I can't think why - the questions were somewhat simple - what do you do if you miss your turning on the freeway?  a) Reverse.  b) Turn round....

So, I'm at the test station with a new car which I had been driving for 24 hours, with the steering wheel on the wrong side, pretty nervous.  And in comes the examiner - complete with holstered pistol. :o

Now, I'm no longer nervous; but petrified.  I mean, what happens if you don't pass - do they shoot you?

The test lasted no more than 15 minutes.  I recall, I made three or four driving errors.  But this was obviously accepable in Boston because I passed.

So good luck with your test.  And remember, because this is the UK, the instructor won't be carrying a gun.  And the worst that can happen is that you have to take the test again (but I'm sure that you'll pass).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 08, 2008, 04:21:21 PM
I've booked my theory test for the 6th of June. 2 weeks! YAY! I'll be enjoying the bank holiday tomorrow at a museum, and then after that it's *ahem* time to get some real work done ;)

(see what I did there?:D)

Sarah xx

Very good  ;)  Good luck with the theory.  In my day it was a couple of questions after the practical.  I have had a go on those practise DVD's when my husband was pretending he was going to learn to drive and I didn't know half of the questions.  Or at least I answered as I would in real life not in theory.



It's now 50 multiple choice questions and then hazard perception I think. And you have to pass it before you can sit the practical. EEK!

Sarah xx

I FRIGGIN' PASSED MY FRIGGIN' THEORY!

I got 58 out of 75 for the hazard perception (pass mark was 44 I think) and 49 out of 50 for the multiple choice!!!!! Oh! the excitement!!!!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 08, 2008, 07:31:50 PM
Excellent!!  Congrats.   ;D  Good luck with the practical


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 08, 2008, 09:18:26 PM
Well done that young lady!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 09, 2008, 08:23:05 AM
Go you, go you, go you!!!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 09, 2008, 03:45:20 PM
Woohoo, i got my new ink!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 09, 2008, 05:03:29 PM
Thank you all, but bear in mind I still have to do the practical.  I am papping myself about that one.

Liz, how did it turn out in the end?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 09, 2008, 06:08:10 PM
You never told me you were imminently getting something new Liz!

She got my face on her thigh.  And my name in a loveheart on her arm.

 ;D

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 09, 2008, 08:42:49 PM
You never told me you were imminently getting something new Liz!

I did tell you what i was going to get and i really only went in for a look today but it was one of the guys that has done some of my others and only a 15 minute job so i just went for it.

Turned out great Sarah, went for almost script like in the end which looks excellent


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 10, 2008, 07:54:15 AM
went for almost script like in the end which looks excellent

OMG - you got a jester playing violin  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 10, 2008, 10:34:57 AM
What are you implying with that choice of letters young man?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 10, 2008, 01:39:13 PM
Y.N.W.A?

Young Naughty Women's Association?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 10, 2008, 02:43:47 PM
Blue Is The Colour?

Stick an H on the end you'll see my point


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 10, 2008, 05:00:23 PM
Well pardon me for living


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 11, 2008, 10:27:33 AM
(partner to someone many of us here know rather well)

I'd say know rather well might be up for debate, have seen from other side of room many times, maybe but you're inner sanctum man (that sounds rude, i didn't mean it to sound rude).

making me smile today is the knowledge that i am a muppet


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2008, 02:14:31 PM
making me smile today is the knowledge that i am a muppet

I'm working my way up to Muppet.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 11, 2008, 03:04:53 PM
You're clearly not trying hard enough then! Tsk.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 11, 2008, 06:03:43 PM
FINALLY understanding fixing it when your are going the wrong way in a reerse maneouvre.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on June 11, 2008, 07:06:14 PM
once it twigs doesn't it seem easy?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 13, 2008, 08:19:01 PM
Remembering those boys stinky feet playing Dungeons & Dragons holed up in my brother's bedroom. Some things never change! ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 15, 2008, 08:18:53 PM
Hey don't dis my elf!  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 15, 2008, 08:36:06 PM
Being reassured without being patronised.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on June 18, 2008, 09:00:36 PM
Can I be a proud or even, dare I say it, smug parent?

Today my daughter won a GOLD Blue Peter badge!  I'm as proud as punch! 

Think of all the zoo's and museums we can get into now!  :o


W x


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 18, 2008, 09:30:56 PM
My nephew got his report card today.

He is in primary three and working at a primary 6 level for maths and english subjects.  Proud barely covers it....

Also, ice lollies and the Mighty Boosh live.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 19, 2008, 09:43:49 PM
Can I be a proud or even, dare I say it, smug parent?

Today my daughter won a GOLD Blue Peter badge!  I'm as proud as punch! 

Think of all the zoo's and museums we can get into now!  :o


W x

What for and was she on the show?  I "won" an ordinary Blue Peter badge for entering a competition or writing a letter to them or something.  I was about 8.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on June 20, 2008, 07:04:14 AM
ooooh well done you! I must admit there is a certain ammount of jealousy mixed with my parental smugness... I entered HUNDREDS of competitions........... never won a badge  ::)

She entered the postacard to Beijing competition,  where she had to write a letter to a child in Beijing about her life and hobbies.   Bless her, the letter with the badges etc had been all around the local villages before it reached us as they had only printed half the address! 
Issy was top runner up, and got her gold badge as it's the 50th anniversary of BP and so many kids were being picked for the spesh gold.

Sarah, a great report for your nephew!   ;D  that's fantastic!
 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 20, 2008, 02:26:26 PM
I got to hand feed ring-tailed lemurs on Wednesday - it's one of the highlights of my life.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on June 20, 2008, 02:47:33 PM
Wow that's way cool!


any pics of the critters?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 21, 2008, 01:11:57 PM
Smiling because my boyfriend's mum took us to the cinema last night as a surprise.  Had a lovely time, although sitting between the pair of them was strange because they would make the exact same remarks about the film within a couple of seconds of each other without even realising.

Teehee...

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 23, 2008, 08:23:59 PM
Seeing my children.  Don't worry - the feeling passed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on June 23, 2008, 08:44:32 PM
My saturday kids - knowing that there is a couple of 'em out there with their heads screwed on but the biggest plus is HUMOUR!! Ashley and Shanika ROCK!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 25, 2008, 08:06:43 PM
I just spoke to my old school friend Michelle Jones who I haven't spoken to for 25 years!!!!! :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2008, 11:00:56 AM
I just spoke to my old school friend Michelle Jones who I haven't spoken to for 25 years!!!!! :)
That must bee a spooky (but good) feeling. Oodles of catching up to do then I guess.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 26, 2008, 01:46:24 PM
Radiohead made me smile - they played me Karma Police and I wasn't expecting it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 26, 2008, 08:02:30 PM
I won the freaking excellence award in work today, and I went tobogganning with work today, and I am so happy as i won the best award and I am so chuffed.

Also, I am drunk with the FREE booxe they supplied us with which included  COCKTAILS!!!!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2008, 08:14:54 PM
I was going to come in here and boast about my award for being excellent, and then I saw the above post, and cringed suitably.  Classy.

Anyway....

As most of you may know, I am currently working towards getting my drivng license. WELL........



*drumroll*


I have booked my test for 9:37am on Thursday 21st August. YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY! *explodes*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 30, 2008, 09:04:17 PM
Why 9.37am?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 30, 2008, 09:54:09 PM
Good luck!!

It is peculiar that it isn't 9.35 or 9.40



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on June 30, 2008, 11:20:49 PM
ah well driving tests aint what they used to be. We used to get in the car and do 3 point turns, parallel parking, sign recognition etc. Now they just plug you into grand theft auto and see what your point score is after 3 minutes. It's speeded up the testing process considerably  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2008, 07:45:06 AM
Woo! I finally cleared the quagmire of Human Resources and I have a date for my new job to start - after years of fannying about changing jobs and stuff I finally got a genuine PROMOTION.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 01, 2008, 10:57:18 AM
Huzzah!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: CallumMcDee40 on July 01, 2008, 12:58:24 PM
My Son Thomas's aged 5) excuse for scoffing a Locket cough sweet instead of sucking it slowly like I suggested.

Q - Have you eaten that sweet already Thomas?

A - A Squirrel pushed it in.

Genius! A chip off the old block and no mistake. How could anyone be angry at such a cheeky comment as that?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 01, 2008, 05:03:17 PM
My Son Thomas's aged 5) excuse for scoffing a Locket cough sweet instead of sucking it slowly like I suggested.

Q - Have you eaten that sweet already Thomas?

A - A Squirrel pushed it in.

Genius! A chip off the old block and no mistake. How could anyone be angry at such a cheeky comment as that?

 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2008, 06:33:35 PM
Why 9.37am?
Good luck!!

It is peculiar that it isn't 9.35 or 9.40



They are really precise times and they are the same every day. I think it's so they can fit as many lessons in during any day. 

ah well driving tests aint what they used to be. We used to get in the car and do 3 point turns, parallel parking, sign recognition etc. Now they just plug you into grand theft auto and see what your point score is after 3 minutes. It's speeded up the testing process considerably  ;)
Oh god, I wish! I would pass with flying colours.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on July 02, 2008, 08:24:46 AM
you will Sarah we have faith


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 02, 2008, 01:24:08 PM
My Son Thomas's aged 5) excuse for scoffing a Locket cough sweet instead of sucking it slowly like I suggested.

Q - Have you eaten that sweet already Thomas?

A - A Squirrel pushed it in.

Genius! A chip off the old block and no mistake. How could anyone be angry at such a cheeky comment as that?

Thank you - it's a really busy and frustrating day - loads of people away and this has just brought a huge smile to my face.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 02, 2008, 09:07:35 PM
Similar story with my boy from a few years back

We were having a lie in and didn't realise he was in the kitchen.  When we came downstairs there were rice krispies all over the floor.  When questioned he said "foxes did it".  The best thing is that it is such a great wind up story now he is older.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: CallumMcDee40 on July 03, 2008, 01:42:45 PM
I've got Thomas again in 2 weeks time so I'll see what he comes up with and post another soon.

Here's another:

While walking down to The Meadows in Edinburgh (a park that seperates the Old Town from posh Morningside) we passed Marcus: "the worst Sax player in the world" who was busking with his mates in roughly the same place as he had been 2 weeks previously.

C - Look Thomas, there's Marcus again.

T - Wow, is he still there?

Brilliant! I don't know what we did but it was right.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 17, 2008, 07:45:16 PM
I passed  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 17, 2008, 09:04:32 PM
I passed  ;D
Yay!
(I was going to say "I'll tell the nurse she's too late" but congrats are more important!)
Well done! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2008, 08:23:51 AM
As our Peders said, congrats indeed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on July 18, 2008, 10:10:06 AM
what they said :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 27, 2008, 10:47:11 PM
An acquaintance's uncle recently passed away. Apparently, his final words were 'F*ck of an gie' me peace'

I hope I go with that much style...

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 28, 2008, 09:39:14 AM
An acquaintance's uncle recently passed away. Apparently, his final words were 'F*ck of an gie' me peace'

I hope I go with that much style...

Sarah xx

Brilliant, I couldn't agree more.

I have a mate who wants his gravestone to just give his name and the phrase: 'None the wiser'. It's also his wish to have the song 'Muh Nam A Nah' played as he dissapears through the curtains. Genius if you ask me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Soundscape DJ on August 03, 2008, 05:55:09 PM
Being american I do not know what this means, but congrats to your daughter anyway. 

Cheers,
Woody


Can I be a proud or even, dare I say it, smug parent?

Today my daughter won a GOLD Blue Peter badge!  I'm as proud as punch! 

Think of all the zoo's and museums we can get into now!  :o


W x


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 06, 2008, 08:00:10 PM
Pick n Mix, Hellboy 2 advance screening, and feeling all pretty in my new blue dress on sunday :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 07, 2008, 12:08:42 PM
I wish I looked good in my blue dress!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on August 07, 2008, 05:01:47 PM
One my cats and I have a little routine going first thing..

I live in a sixth floor flat and my kitchen looks directly onto the main balcony. As I leave in the morning, Hotei will jump up onto the kitchen windowsil and as I tap the glass on the outside he'll rub his head against the inside window where my hand is. It's the sweetest thing ever.

This morning he actually used his paw to pat where my hand was and it's kept me smiling all day :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 07, 2008, 07:10:40 PM
I wish I looked good in my blue dress!

You look LOVELY in your blue dress, Simone :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 10, 2008, 08:03:15 PM
Thinking that Jim compared himself to Robbie Williams


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 11, 2008, 08:58:45 AM
Thinking that Jim compared himself to Robbie Williams

I did? When?  :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 14, 2008, 09:22:23 PM
Not really.  Well sort of Take That without Robbie. (splitting up helpline)  I'll shut up now.  I am now smiling at the image of Jem and Simon doing prank Carpenter calls. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 18, 2008, 04:24:42 PM
Yesterday I had an appointment for the London Fire Brigade to come to the house for a Home Safety Check. They make sure you have working smoke detectors and that your children put their fags out properly if smoking in bed.
I was prepared for the short, fat, bald one to turn up and have a go at me for taking the batteries out of the smoke detectors when the door bell rang........
Through a golden glow there stood three (yes 3) tall, tanned and muscular fire fighters in uniform on my doorstep. Outside on the drive was a gleaming red fire engine. "Come in" I said with the biggest grin on my face while Spike ran off to play in the fire engine and Ridley was tickled by one of the superheros.
This could be the best 40th birthday present I had (Sorry Simon, I do love the tiara though). ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2008, 01:19:54 PM
How can I compete with that?  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on August 19, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
Feeling appreciated by my staff :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 21, 2008, 09:32:11 PM
I passed my frickin' driving test today. Only 4 minors, first attempt. Thank GOD that's over...

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 21, 2008, 09:34:11 PM
Fantastic! Very well done.  I too am happy on the driving front as my stretch of M25 that has had roadworks for two years has finally had the speed restriction lifted.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on August 22, 2008, 08:38:53 AM
Well done Missus :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 22, 2008, 10:33:48 AM
Brilliant news Darlin' I'm so pleased for you.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on August 22, 2008, 12:17:05 PM
Brilliant news Darlin' I'm so pleased for you.  :)

You're only saying that because now she can drive to do your merch sales for you ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 22, 2008, 06:13:07 PM
Thanks everyone :) I'm insured on my mum's Megane, but it's an automatic so I'm only driving it to do errands for her.  I should be insured on the MG by the 25th. HOORAY!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on August 23, 2008, 08:01:04 AM
i'm thrilled for you sarah. Have lots and lots of safe fun. xxx
my girls made me smile today. Juni copies everything cedar says but in her own brand of toddler :D speak.

Cedar told Izzy she was a pain in the bum and Juni said, very clearly, Yes izzy ain inne um.

glad i brought my kids up well *snort*!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on August 23, 2008, 08:50:21 AM
My Mum would tell you off for using the word bum...apparently it's much naughtier than saying any other word for your arse


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 23, 2008, 12:27:53 PM
My mum hated us using the word 'cow' to insult each other.  Odd.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 26, 2008, 10:54:57 AM
I passed my frickin' driving test today. Only 4 minors, first attempt. Thank GOD that's over...

Sarah xx

REALLY great news! Congratulations!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 26, 2008, 08:00:14 PM
Dame and Matt bumping into Jim at Dam.  Matt was quite excited and Dame was obviously indifferent.

Sorry - delayed reaction to that news!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 27, 2008, 10:01:26 AM
Dame and Matt bumping into Jim at Dam.  Matt was quite excited and Dame was obviously indifferent.

Sorry - delayed reaction to that news!

Wasn't at "Dam" - was at Airport. Matt looked confused and I'm not sure what "Dame" looked like since no one else spoke to me other than Matt.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 27, 2008, 11:34:43 AM
They must of all looked confused, the amounts of alcohol and tobacco free smoking they had done!

Anyway - what made me smile last night was this....

http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/misc/?action=view&current=img008.jpg

http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/misc/?action=view&current=img009.jpg



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 27, 2008, 08:26:31 PM
Driving lots of places :B (yeah yeah, I know the novelty will wear off soon...)

Singing Alphabeat songs in my head.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 28, 2008, 11:18:30 AM
Discovering today that Cumbernauld is the fourth most cheerful place in the UK! Hoorah!  ;D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7584321.stm


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on August 28, 2008, 03:24:10 PM
Manchester...you're having a fookin giraffe!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 28, 2008, 06:01:32 PM
Discovering today that Cumbernauld is the fourth most cheerful place in the UK! Hoorah!  ;D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7584321.stm

That's because I'm here!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on August 28, 2008, 08:18:26 PM
seeing this this morning

www.shuttersisters.com

(if you arent looking on thursday, you might need to go back a post!)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 28, 2008, 08:35:03 PM
seeing this this morning

www.shuttersisters.com

(if you arent looking on thursday, you might need to go back a post!)

I think all of that is fab and snuggly.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on August 28, 2008, 08:56:57 PM
Oh that's so snugglycute


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on August 28, 2008, 10:31:05 PM
it was better than a chocolate muffin.  thats how good it was. I was right chuffed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on September 08, 2008, 01:37:35 PM
Rhubarb cobbler for breakfast at 2:30 in the afternoon.  I love days off.  All in the name of recovering from travelling. :D

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on September 09, 2008, 07:17:49 PM
Finding out my friend from work had a happy, healthy baby boy on sunday.  Nice, fast labour, which was good since she had a horrendous pregnancy.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2008, 10:20:56 PM
I'm about to go on holiday with the missus to Switzerland for a week - Huzzah!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on September 10, 2008, 08:11:17 AM
Have a triffic time Mister


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 10, 2008, 12:49:31 PM
Thanks.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on September 10, 2008, 05:23:35 PM
Stay away from the black hole Simon!!!

Eating Pickled Onion Monster Munch and potato waffles with beans made me smile.  Officially makes me feel 7 years old again.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on September 11, 2008, 03:38:44 PM
mmmmm ^ Yum!


1008 views on my Mum's film! Shes thrilled! thanks for your help there chaps!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on September 11, 2008, 06:37:14 PM
Being told I've put on weight. Odd I know, but I'm glad someone has finally agreed with me instead of telling me I'm being silly and me believing them.  It's given me the wee kick ap the jacksie to get myself into shape again.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 30, 2008, 09:28:14 AM
Yeeeeees!! Got tickets to see Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds at the O2. I'm very excited ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 30, 2008, 10:22:37 AM
Hurrah and hazzah for you!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 30, 2008, 10:30:14 AM
And I am watching Toy Story 2 right now  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2008, 11:37:06 AM
I got my certificate today  :)  Officially A Clever Mrs Ashley


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Bruiser on October 04, 2008, 07:10:01 PM
I got my certificate today  :)  Officially A Clever Mrs Ashley

Brilliant, many congratulations!  Now go sort this credit crunch out!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Bruiser on October 04, 2008, 07:10:53 PM
Getting in touch with some peeps on Facebook I haven't heard from for years!  Wonderful stuff!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2008, 09:34:47 PM
Brilliant, many congratulations!  Now go sort this credit crunch out!

If you had purchased £1000 of Northern Rock shares one year ago it would have now be worth £4.95.
With HBOS, earlier this week your £1000 would have been worth £16.50.
£1000 invested in XL Leisure would now be worth less than £5.
But if you bought £1000 worth of Tennents Lager one year ago, drank it all, then took the empty cans to an aluminum re-cycling plant, you would get £214.
 
So based on the above statistics the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and re-cycle!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2008, 01:17:28 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on October 07, 2008, 05:14:23 PM

So based on the above statistics the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and re-cycle!

THAT just made me smile --->  :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 16, 2008, 05:59:50 PM
I chopped all my hair off and dyed it red. YAS!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2008, 09:52:52 PM
You just can't fiddling with it can you?

The hair I mean....

...I'll get my coat.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 17, 2008, 12:56:27 PM
So now you have a box full of red hairs?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2008, 04:15:46 PM
I'll get his coat too...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 18, 2008, 01:53:09 PM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'

Rude indeed, but it made me chuckle.

No, I can't stop fiddling with it (the hair. on my head.) This year so far it's been black, brown, blonde, blue pink green and turquoise.  Wayhey!!!!

Sarah xx



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 18, 2008, 02:01:06 PM
well, I actually meant... oh, never mind...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 18, 2008, 11:23:41 PM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'


 :D :D The other term I've heard is Suicide Blonde i.e. Dyed by her own hand


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on October 19, 2008, 11:19:19 AM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'


 :D :D The other term I've heard is Suicide Blonde i.e. Dyed by her own hand

Or of course: The collar and cuffs don't match.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 19, 2008, 12:39:28 PM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'


 :D :D The other term I've heard is Suicide Blonde i.e. Dyed by her own hand

Or of course: The collar and cuffs don't match.

Neither do the carpets and the drapes...

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on October 19, 2008, 03:43:32 PM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'


 :D :D The other term I've heard is Suicide Blonde i.e. Dyed by her own hand

Or of course: The collar and cuffs don't match.

Neither do the carpets and the drapes...

Sarah xx

Or if you were a teenager in the 90s I guess it could be "curtains and rug"?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 20, 2008, 08:39:53 AM
.....and.....rest.

(http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/8889/bladder/veggie1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 20, 2008, 05:06:38 PM
Mwahahahaha....

Actually: *Rude joke alert*
I had to bleach my hair before going red, so I was in work with blonde hair for one day last week. The guy that sits accross from me kept saying I should keep my hair blonde.  I disagreed with him all day and finally when he sincerely said I should go blonde, I said I couldn't because I'd have to lighten my eyebrows too. His said 'Yeah, I guess. And even then you would still be an airplane blonde...'
I stared at him blankly.
'Y'know.....you'd still have a black box....'


 :D :D The other term I've heard is Suicide Blonde i.e. Dyed by her own hand

Or of course: The collar and cuffs don't match.

Neither do the carpets and the drapes...

Sarah xx

Or if you were a teenager in the 90s I guess it could be "curtains and rug"?

I was going to make a comment about how I was at most a pre-teen in the 90s, but I won't for I don't want to make you lot feel old....


....Oh, wait....

:P

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 20, 2008, 07:27:37 PM
pah - youth of today have no respect for their elders


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2008, 07:50:18 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 21, 2008, 06:49:50 PM
pah - youth of today have no respect for their elders

*whistles innocently*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 21, 2008, 10:11:38 PM
Today, daughter said that she had done a fart out of her mouth  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2008, 09:06:22 AM
It's a rite of (back) passage.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 22, 2008, 07:50:35 PM
Terrorvision tomorrow night! *explodes with glee*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 25, 2008, 07:57:47 PM
Off to Devon for 4 days. AND Diggerland!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 25, 2008, 09:00:35 PM
Terrorvision tomorrow night! *explodes with glee*

Sarah xx

Haven't seen Terrorvision in years last time I saw them live was when they were on the bill at The Big Day Out in Milton Keynes Bowl which Metallica headlined, that was in 1999.

Hope you enjoy and have a good night


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 27, 2008, 01:40:31 PM
Terrorvision tomorrow night! *explodes with glee*

Sarah xx

Haven't seen Terrorvision in years last time I saw them live was when they were on the bill at The Big Day Out in Milton Keynes Bowl which Metallica headlined, that was in 1999.

Hope you enjoy and have a good night

I have never got to see them live before.  I have to say they were on top form, one of the best gigs I've ever been to :)

What made me smile today?  Making a fort in work :D

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2008, 01:19:07 PM
Did you make your fort with cushions? Good fort building materials I think. Jem and I used to swear by them as children.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 28, 2008, 03:38:38 PM
Did you make your fort with cushions? Good fort building materials I think. Jem and I used to swear by them as children.

Excellent cushions as a fort  ;D   we have all ben there.

My best invention was a game i called the claw,my best friend had a sofa bed and the back and the sides came of it as one. you had to get into a sleeping bag stand up and stick this claw (back of sofa) round your neck. you then had ten minutes to capture anyone in the room with the claw. bloody ridiculous not only could you not breathe,or see but usually my mates had already left the room.

Completely pointless but sort of fun.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2008, 04:54:05 PM
All hail The Claw!

(http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/csdaily/csdart/images/2005-09-Sep/ToyStory-WhenIholdmyarmslikethisIcanfly%20(350w).jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 28, 2008, 04:57:42 PM
All hail The Claw!

(http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/csdaily/csdart/images/2005-09-Sep/ToyStory-WhenIholdmyarmslikethisIcanfly%20(350w).jpg)

 :) superb picture sort of sums it up really,we made our own fun back then none of this wii,xbox360,psp,playstation nonsense real games for real men  ;D well boys anyway


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 29, 2008, 12:56:20 AM
Did you make your fort with cushions? Good fort building materials I think. Jem and I used to swear by them as children.

Cushions...?! Those are not cushions.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 29, 2008, 07:50:16 AM
Did you make your fort with cushions? Good fort building materials I think. Jem and I used to swear by them as children.

Boxes actually.  I'm rather limited working in a callcentre. I was just lucky there are lots of boxes lying around to go to the callcentre of the big company that have bought us over and are taking away our jobs. Hence the fort making.  They are screening Scream in the canteen today, and we are having a party on Friday too :)

I made a fort at home when I was unemployed once...it was mighty.  I had a hoover gun and a flag and everything.  I have photographic evidence of it too.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2008, 09:50:34 AM

"I made a fort at home when I was unemployed once...it was mighty." 
Sarah xx

That is the best sentence I have read all week!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 29, 2008, 09:58:02 AM
just like this picture classic playtime!!!

(http://chestofbooks.com/crafts/children/The-Jolly-Book-Of-Boxcraft/images/Fort-Box-39.png)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 29, 2008, 10:52:09 AM
I had one of these, without Batman in the tower though.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj166/brickbitz/brickish/AGM%202008/375_6.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 29, 2008, 02:59:39 PM

"I made a fort at home when I was unemployed once...it was mighty." 
Sarah xx

That is the best sentence I have read all week!

If that floats your boat, then I present to you 'What Sarah Did Last Time She Was Unemployed (bearing in mind she will be unemployed again in 2 and a half weeks)' Including such attractions as 'How to make croissants - in the wrong order' and 'Sarah the bath Surfer' and the ladies' favourite - THE FORT!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v201/softparody/unemployment/

These pictures were all taken as part of a tasks thread on another forum.  Basically someone posted something like 'Show yourself with a portion of frozen food on your head, and a sanitary item in a bathroom' Hence the picture of my with a tampon up my nose and frozen peas on my head.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 29, 2008, 03:47:31 PM
"Hence the picture of my with a tampon up my nose and frozen peas on my head."

Cripes, is that's what you use as a tampon?, looks like a tooth brush to me!!! :-\ :-\ :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 29, 2008, 03:49:17 PM
Oh, its that other picture. The one with the strange hat and pillow. What a bizarre life you lead.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 29, 2008, 05:01:59 PM
thanks for the pictures sarah and my wife thinks iam bizaree,must show her this thread on here  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2008, 10:43:14 PM
You are a very silly woman. I'm glad you are on our side. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/softparody/unemployment/fort2.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 03, 2008, 02:53:07 PM
Yes. I win at life. :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 10, 2008, 07:49:00 PM
Happy (belated) Hallowe'en....

(http://content.altnation.com/gallery/files/2/9/8/1/me_thumb.jpg) (http://www.altnation.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=98483&c=)
(click for larger image)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 10, 2008, 11:25:00 PM
Fantastic. I love the bloodstained shirt!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 11, 2008, 01:34:19 AM
Fantastic. I love the bloodstained shirt!

I put people off their food that day *looks all proud, like*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 12, 2008, 06:20:08 PM
Driving along today to get my hair cut, with God Eat God blaring out the speakers :B

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 12, 2008, 09:08:38 PM
How often do you get your hair cut?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 14, 2008, 12:50:14 AM
M, a Norwegian cartoonist.

(http://g2.start.no/tegneserier/striper/m/mstriper/m20081009.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 16, 2008, 12:53:17 AM
In order....  having several hours to play Fable II, Matt getting the end wrong and being called a w***er by Mark, Mark commenting on Simon's timekeeping, that special suit.

Rob really wants Tinyfish to wear them.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 16, 2008, 01:25:24 PM
Only to keep away the beams of the orbital mind-control lasers.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 17, 2008, 01:01:51 PM
How often do you get your hair cut?

About once a month...why?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 17, 2008, 01:37:31 PM
About once a month...

I have not had a haircut in 9 years ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 17, 2008, 02:40:14 PM
How often do you get your hair cut?

About once a month...why?

Sarah xx
you seem to either having your haircut or eating weird food ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2008, 12:06:00 AM
How often do you get your hair cut?

About once a month...why?

Sarah xx
you seem to either having your haircut or eating weird food ;D

Haha. It's really short on one side, so I need to go back for regular trims to keep it looking spiffy :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2008, 10:17:55 AM
Gorgeous, I love it dwarling!
I had a haircut like that once in the 80's, twas a new romantic thing, then I had a pink Mohawk. Now I borrow a grey wig for most days. ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2008, 03:03:11 PM
I remember that haircut!  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2008, 09:07:04 PM
Thankfully, there is very little photographic evidence of my youthful fashion fancies.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2008, 09:26:10 PM
Merci. All very swish and a-symmetric. It's all cropped in at the back and the other side.

I've always wanted a mowhawk, but I couldn't pull it off.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2008, 09:31:53 PM
I'm not falling for it! (smut meisters)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2008, 09:34:59 PM
Merci. All very swish and a-symmetric. It's all cropped in at the back and the other side.

I've always wanted a mowhawk, but I couldn't pull it off.

Sarah xx
I think you have to do these things when you are young, otherwise you will always regret it!
Go get that Mohawk girl! You'd only have to crop the other side and stick some gel in it ( it was KY or soap in my day).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2008, 10:09:40 PM
Merci. All very swish and a-symmetric. It's all cropped in at the back and the other side.

I've always wanted a mowhawk, but I couldn't pull it off.

Sarah xx
I think you have to do these things when you are young, otherwise you will always regret it!
Go get that Mohawk girl! You'd only have to crop the other side and stick some gel in it ( it was KY or soap in my day).

Haha, I have had my fair share of 'bold' choices with my hair. I need length round my face otherwise I look silly, hence it being long on one side.  If I suited a mowhawk, I would have done it years ago, probably during my tomboy/mosher stage and had it properly shaved in.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 20, 2008, 01:33:29 PM
I have not had a haircut in 9 years ...
Is today the day then? :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 20, 2008, 02:42:58 PM
I should get my hair cut soon but I'm not sure which of the three should be trimmed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 20, 2008, 02:52:21 PM
Always lowering the tone...

My bravest haircut can be seen on myspace....  The next day Steve woke up and said "Has your hair grown back Mummy?"





Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on November 21, 2008, 01:31:35 AM
Simon'll like this one....

(http://content.altnation.com/gallery/files/2/9/8/1/spider-1_thumb.jpg) (http://www.altnation.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=98656&c=) (click for larger)
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/11/good_idea_man_submits_drawing.php (http://www.geekologie.com/2008/11/good_idea_man_submits_drawing.php)
Click the link for the rest of the email exchange. It actually gets better....

Plus.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190265903424 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190265903424)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 21, 2008, 09:24:37 AM
Fantastic. This is the world in which I would like to live every day.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 21, 2008, 07:26:05 PM
EIMA arrived  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 21, 2008, 07:28:24 PM
Is it trash?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 21, 2008, 10:47:00 PM
I have heard bits before and seen some live so it wasn't totally new - however, today being the first time hearing it all in one go, it seems dare I say it - samey.   :-[   Played husband Saline and Toys and he liked them.  He didn't like Milliontown at all.  I thought the experiment in mass appeal had worked.  Then after hearing another one he said it was samey.  I expect I will love it after a few plays.  Tinyfish took a few plays too...  The instrumental for Wonderland is very funny and of course you can just about see me in the London gig on the DVD.   ;D

Sorry - from the trash comment I guess that wasn't the answer you were looking for  ;)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 21, 2008, 11:10:43 PM
No I was only joking. It should be good after all the fuss. I wonder how Jem would feel about samey?Oops :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 22, 2008, 08:50:39 AM
I hope not too horrified as I posted something similar in Frostieland too - well everyone was saying how brilliant it was and I like to stir up trouble.   :P  I still have the arse from not getting it on release day.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 22, 2008, 10:28:18 AM
Someone has to put a pin in his, by now, enormously over inflated head :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 22, 2008, 09:27:21 PM
I have established today what the problem is and it isn't him, not giving it away  :-X I prefer the instrumentals


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 22, 2008, 10:42:10 PM
Prolly better have a listen to it! Sounds like trouble in Frostieland :-\
I do love Jem really BTW :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 23, 2008, 09:19:59 AM
Never mind that - what made me smile today is being able to browse the tinterweb in bed and hubby making me breakfast in bed!!   ;D

I know that I will have to pay somehow today....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 23, 2008, 08:59:57 PM
You are a very lucky lady BUT you will have to pay. There's no such thing as a free lie-in! :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 23, 2008, 11:22:40 PM
Back to the Nellie and Ashleaze thread

Sounds like trouble in Frostieland :-\

It's horrible, people moaning about lack of CD's (I did it here not there and hopefully in a jokey fashion), people moaning about CRS, Andy going , its poo.  And I am sure the majority of the moaners only signed up just before release so they could get signed goodies and now they haven't got them...??  Maybe I'm too suspicious. 

Anyway, Jem seems a touched saddened and bemused by it all and I think you all need to give him a big hug.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 24, 2008, 01:37:22 PM
I signed up to the Frostie forum last night to do just that. Just waiting to be activated. It's probably a bit of an anticlimax for all involved. :-[


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 24, 2008, 04:02:18 PM
Eating lots of Paul's raspberry jam, belgian chocolate jaffa cake type biscuits while he was at rehearsal!!!!Haha ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on November 24, 2008, 04:18:34 PM
Did you notice they are well past their use by date?!!! I hope you are sick. ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 24, 2008, 04:38:59 PM
I can cheer up both Simon and Jem by relating that some manager at work, name of Agnes Gilles, was just now referred to by my manager (without prompting) as "Phyllis Dillis Willis"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 24, 2008, 06:48:55 PM
Did you notice they are well past their use by date?!!! I hope you are sick. ;)
Did your wonderful wife mention to you about 21st and that I would "look after" your kit until I next see you? Not so funny now eh?eh? C'mon, pudem up! ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2008, 09:37:33 AM
Back to the Nellie and Ashleaze thread

Sounds like trouble in Frostieland :-\

It's horrible, people moaning about lack of CD's (I did it here not there and hopefully in a jokey fashion), people moaning about CRS, Andy going , its poo.  And I am sure the majority of the moaners only signed up just before release so they could get signed goodies and now they haven't got them...??  Maybe I'm too suspicious. 

Anyway, Jem seems a touched saddened and bemused by it all and I think you all need to give him a big hug.

'We'll give 'em two songs and then we're off down t'Weatherspoons!'
(A comment about Pain Of Salvation, overheard at Summer's End 2007)

This always seems to be the problem once your popularity increases, but naturally you have to open the door wide to let everyone in. I'm sure there are many more people who know and understand the problems invoved in getting a record out than there are people who just stick out their hand and say 'gimmie, gimme'. It just seems the 'gimmie' crowd are more vocal.

Jem has said before that world domination has never been his goal, he just wants to play some music that makes him smile. Those that get it will smile with him and those that don't will simply grumble for a bit and then wander off back to the Dream Theater fourms.  ;)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2008, 10:11:51 AM
Quite right :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 26, 2008, 09:51:54 PM
Ooh filling up the car for less than 90p a litre  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 27, 2008, 09:21:28 AM
Not being a driver, is that low oil prices now or the supposed VAT cut kicking in?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 27, 2008, 08:44:43 PM
More likely Asda having it as a loss leader


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 27, 2008, 09:40:20 PM
You know all the technical terms don't you?  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 30, 2008, 10:50:37 AM
Matt's 40th.

The look on his face when Sam gave him his special birthday card signed by prog bands and his special photo book of him with prog folk.  I must say the distracting him whilst Sam approached prog dignatories at gigs was worth it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 01, 2008, 10:31:31 PM
Looking less like a hamster, and having my first proper meal in 4 days. Even if it is only a smile with half my face.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 02, 2008, 09:40:13 PM
Have you had your wizzies out chuck?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 02, 2008, 11:03:23 PM
No, abcess by the looks of it :( Was in agony over the weekend, not fun at all. But my lovely boyfriend brought me a penguin and 12 pink roses to cheer me up, so I'm feeling much better. Managed a whole bowl of pasta today, which is good, and I'm about to go get a snack. YAY!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 03, 2008, 06:10:33 AM
A Penguin very exotic aren`t they illegal to keep as pets? ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 03, 2008, 12:30:29 PM
Define penguin; chocolate, stuffed or Emporer?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 03, 2008, 07:11:59 PM
good point i am more of a wagon wheel man myself,penguins give me chocolate toothache similar to the twix sensation my teeth do not like.

umm stuffed could be an option rosemary and thyme preferably though.

the good old emperor penguin yes think they need a few of these at the new forest lapland might have made it more realistic...   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 03, 2008, 09:03:15 PM
Mars bars make my teeth curl and so does the thought of stuffed mumble!
Is Lapland in the New Forest then? ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 03, 2008, 09:16:08 PM
well sort of i was poking fun at the lapland at the new forest fiasco reported on the bbc,i wouldn`t mind visiting as it looks quite fun,visitors fighting with santa and his elves.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7758112.stm

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1997694.ece



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 03, 2008, 09:30:20 PM
just a reminder for thoes of you that have forgotten about this site it is still there with a few more options this time around upload a picture or pictures for some seasonal fun.

http://www.elfyourself.com/

from the frost forum here are some to get you going with

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/JLaiWxbQhOwF8mnoATey Frost do Cotton Pickin' Country... http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/ncvpPz5RpdSFxEaTnm1f ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 03, 2008, 09:52:32 PM
well sort of i was poking fun at the lapland at the new forest fiasco reported on the bbc,i wouldn`t mind visiting as it looks quite fun,visitors fighting with santa and his elves.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7758112.stm

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1997694.ece


OMG!
I think I would probably join in if I'd been there with my children. I don't live in the real world so I didn't see it on the news. Must try harder!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 03, 2008, 10:36:06 PM
i try not to live too much in the real world myself,my little world is much better.. warm and cosy all i need is a good chardonay and some buttersalt popcorn.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 03, 2008, 10:43:01 PM
I have just finished a bottle of Sangiovese that I'm sure Tescos had wrongly priced. I bought the whole shelf because I am a lush!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 04, 2008, 12:30:43 AM
Nothing wrong with being a lush,iam an expert at it ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on December 04, 2008, 09:48:08 AM
... a good chardonay and some buttersalt popcorn.

I think this describes our music perfectly:

"So, what are Tinyish like then?"

"Well. Imagine munching through a huge tub of salted popcorn, washed down with a bottle of chilled Chablis. That's Tinyfish."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on December 04, 2008, 10:32:40 AM
... a good chardonay and some buttersalt popcorn.

I think this describes our music perfectly:

"So, what are Tinyish like then?"

"Well. Imagine munching through a huge tub of salted popcorn, washed down with a bottle of chilled Chablis. That's Tinyfish."



My thoughts exactly what more could you wish for in life,umm idea for new album title.


Tinyfish,The Vineyard,And The Last Supper!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 04, 2008, 08:02:43 PM
Define penguin; chocolate, stuffed or Emporer?

Stuffed.  His name is Preston, and he is very soft.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 04, 2008, 10:32:14 PM
Ahh! Now you can eat again, perhaps he should get the chocolate ones too?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 05, 2008, 12:26:01 AM
Ahh! Now you can eat again, perhaps he should get the chocolate ones too?

He's doing one better - taking me for sushi tomorrow :D

What made me smile today? Being able to brush all my teeth properly for the first time in about a week. Simple pleasures, eh?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 05, 2008, 09:41:58 AM
Don't have the salmon mousse!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 05, 2008, 09:14:39 PM
Or the salmon moose, those antlers would right get stuck in your teeth


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on December 07, 2008, 11:27:00 PM
What made me smile today?

Seeing the guitarist from Tinyfish on my doorstep to see us. The fact he also dropped back my electro-acoustic and amp was a bonus. I just hope he gets another before the gig later this month!!!!!! 8)

The additional bonus was me playing his Les Paul!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 09, 2008, 09:44:56 AM
We can't thank you enough Craig for letting Jim use your guitar and amp for the Borderline gig. You are such a star sir. :)  Jim is going to have a hard job fininding something of equal quality and playability that's for sure.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on December 09, 2008, 10:19:44 AM
You can say that again. As things stand I am either going to have to persuade "God" to either lend me something or sell me something cheap or it could well be the first live outing for my Variax. Which on relection is probably not a bad thing since that's what I bought it for.

Thoughts people? Spend money I don't have on a guitar that I can't afford or go the Variax route?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 09, 2008, 01:28:19 PM
Variax.

The Sarah has spoken.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on December 09, 2008, 03:32:18 PM
Variax.

The Sarah has spoken.

Sarah xx

So you said "Variax" aloud as well as typing it? Nice to see you referring to yourself as a definite article in the third person too. Classic "The Sarah" move, I'm sure you'll agree!  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on December 09, 2008, 10:39:56 PM
Variax! That way if you want to get down and funky for a solo you can scare the shit out of everyone!!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on December 09, 2008, 10:41:49 PM
We can't thank you enough Craig for letting Jim use your guitar and amp for the Borderline gig. You are such a star sir. :)  Jim is going to have a hard job fininding something of equal quality and playability that's for sure.



'twas my pleasure and an honour  ;D to both lend it and hear being played with 'some' authority though I do recall a bum note on that particular evening from Jedi Sanders!!! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 10, 2008, 08:05:07 PM
Variax.

The Sarah has spoken.

Sarah xx

So you said "Variax" aloud as well as typing it? Nice to see you referring to yourself as a definite article in the third person too. Classic "The Sarah" move, I'm sure you'll agree!  ;)

Yes to all of that.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on December 10, 2008, 10:43:12 PM
I don't know but surely you should be spending your money on, oh i don't know...me not guitars??? you know, when you do those NORTHERN GIGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 10, 2008, 11:51:43 PM
I keep nagging Robert to do a gig in Alta ...



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 11, 2008, 09:59:13 AM
Keep your knickers on young lady, for potential Northern gigs - see my reply in the sine star thread.  :)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 11, 2008, 10:03:20 AM
I love the word knickers! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 11, 2008, 02:19:17 PM
It's a good word!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: LizSara on December 11, 2008, 05:58:46 PM
pants i like pants


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 11, 2008, 10:29:32 PM
I like pants too and scunge.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 11, 2008, 10:35:03 PM
Scunge?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 12, 2008, 10:24:33 AM
It's stuff mainly found on small children. Not pleasant, but a good word all the same. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 12, 2008, 05:46:42 PM
As I was getting off the train a lad pointed out that my purse was left on the seat.  What a lovely honest chap!  Really made my day and restores my faith in people.

Scunge.  Candlesticks and food then?  Delightful.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 14, 2008, 02:15:40 AM
(http://g2.start.no/tegneserier/striper/m/mstriper/m20081207.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 15, 2008, 12:41:06 AM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/04/toy_taliban/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/04/toy_taliban/)

(http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/12/04/toy_taliban.jpg)

Not PC, but it made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 15, 2008, 10:05:19 PM
 ;D  Brilliant.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 16, 2008, 11:04:46 AM
I wonder if there is a complete set?
Went to see Spike's Christmas show today.....he was Joseph and I am so proud. ;D Bunch of hippy teachers tho' as the music was Jethro Tull, Jimmi Hendrix and The Clash.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 16, 2008, 07:27:50 PM
I wonder if there is a complete set?

The makers website has several other figures. http://brickarms.com/ (http://brickarms.com/)

They even have a free gun with every order this Xmas.

(http://brickarms.com/Images2/FreeGuns_2008.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 16, 2008, 09:04:57 PM
Is that Santa with the barrow load of rifles?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 16, 2008, 11:58:06 PM
Is that Santa with the barrow load of rifles?

Oh, you better watch out
You better not pry
You better stay back
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is wielding a gun

He's making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out who
He's gonna ice
Santa Claus is wielding a gun

Don't give him any trouble
He'll blow you right away
Don't give him any cause to shoot
Or you'll make his Christmas Day

Oh, you better believe
He's packing a rod
No coal in your stocking
Just lead in your bod
Santa Claus is wielding a gun

He doesn't want cookies
Or none of that crud
He doesn't want milk
What he wants is your blood
Santa Claus is wielding a gun

(Music Bridge, with automatic arms fire)

He doesn't trust nobody
Shot all his reindeer dead
Thought Dancer was a sissy
And thought Rudoulph was a red

Oh, you better watch out
You better not pry
You better stay back
I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is wielding a gun
--
(c) 1987 Lore Shoberg, velcro@ucscb.ucsc.EDU



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 17, 2008, 02:14:18 PM
 :D :D :D
A song for every occasion?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 17, 2008, 04:55:07 PM
(http://www.essentialchristian.com/images/a-picmain/OUT0675.jpg)

Yes, it is a combination of being bored and having access to the internet. I worship in the Church of Search.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 17, 2008, 05:23:24 PM
You need to get out more!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 17, 2008, 10:47:05 PM
No he doesn't. He's keeping me entertained with all of this.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 18, 2008, 09:08:35 PM
My redundancy money came through today!!!! Yay!!!!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 18, 2008, 10:11:04 PM
That's handy, does it cover the cost of the flights to Heathrow on Sunday?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 19, 2008, 12:09:03 AM
It most likely would, a few times over actually :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on December 19, 2008, 10:33:17 AM
It most likely would, a few times over actually :)

Sarah xx

Jolly good. See you in Kingston around 12.30pm then?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2008, 01:12:05 PM
Oooh leave the poor wench alone. That redundancy money is for 6 litre bottle of Tia Maria and a lifetime supply of spinning bow ties.

That's certainly what I would spend it on.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on December 19, 2008, 03:52:59 PM
Oooh leave the poor wench alone. That redundancy money is for 6 litre bottle of Tia Maria and a lifetime supply of spinning bow ties and a pair of false plastic boobs.

That's certainly what I would spend it on.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 19, 2008, 05:27:47 PM
I recently bought some software for editing my photos, and today I discovered the following option in my preferences.

(http://fhtagn.co.uk/media/blogs/a/cats.jpg)

Priceless.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 19, 2008, 07:16:42 PM
What the funk?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 19, 2008, 08:10:09 PM
From the FAQ of the software

Quote
Q: Why am I seeing a picture of a cat with a pink tongue?

A: That's Bibble's unsupported image icon. It means that Bibble thinks it should be able to open the file, but is having trouble interpreting it because it's from an unsupported camera, or it has been edited by another application. The image is a picture of Bibble, the program's namesake. If you would prefer a more traditional icon, select the "I don't like cats" option from the browser preferences.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 19, 2008, 08:14:34 PM
Ah, it all becomes clear. :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 19, 2008, 11:28:50 PM
For cat-lovers out there, please notice that I have not ticked the box.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on December 20, 2008, 12:18:45 AM
It most likely would, a few times over actually :)

Sarah xx

Jolly good. See you in Kingston around 12.30pm then?

As lovely as that would be, I will most likely be taking a break during an eight hour session of being shot at by my family.

:D

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2008, 02:04:56 PM
That'll teach your for ticking the 'I don't like cats' box.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on January 04, 2009, 10:12:39 PM
Here's a thing.
Sit down and lift your right foot off the ground, begin to circle it from the ankle in a clockwise direction. Now with your right hand, draw a number 6 in the air and see what your foot does.
It should change direction and there is nothing you can do about it! Bonkers.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on January 04, 2009, 10:50:27 PM
What made me smile? Holding my beautiful day old niece (I have a niece!!!) for the first time.

And then getting her handed back to me again by my sister with the greeting of 'Happy birthday, Sarah!'. 

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 05, 2009, 10:45:32 PM
Your niece wished you a happy birthday?  Shes bright  ;D

Happy Birthday Sarah?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on January 06, 2009, 02:13:56 AM
Your niece wished you a happy birthday?  Shes bright  ;D

Happy Birthday Sarah?

My birthday is this wednesday, so she was an early birthday present for me.  3 of my 4 nephews were all born within 2 days of someone else's birthday/christmas, and we had all been joking that because Elise was due on the 14th of Jan, she would be the one baby that came early and would be born on my birthday, since everyone forgets mine because it's so close to Christmas. 

And of course she's bright - she's related to me :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 07, 2009, 09:08:41 PM
Happy Birthday!!  It seems you had quite a fancy one.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on January 07, 2009, 09:31:56 PM
Happy birthday Sarah. What a whirlwind week you've had!! :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on January 08, 2009, 12:37:19 AM
Thank you!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 08, 2009, 10:07:34 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7809160.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7809160.stm)

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on January 08, 2009, 07:02:42 PM
Number one son (5) chasing number 2 son (nearly 2) up and down the hallway shouting, "I've got a penguin and I'm not afraid to use it". This is the only reason to have children.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2009, 03:44:20 PM
Yes a belated Happy Birthday m'dear  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on January 10, 2009, 12:32:58 AM
Murky buckets, my good sir.

A monkey and a duck bearing my birthday gifts made me smile today.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 11, 2009, 10:21:36 PM
And so they should.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 17, 2009, 12:39:13 AM
I have just watched an excellent show on BBC Four called "Comedy Songs: The Pop Years". As the blurb says the documentary traces the modern history of the comedy pop song from the birth of the charts in 1952 to its reinvention in the new millennium.

It was hilarious. My favorite was Corky & The Juice Pigs and their "I'm The Only Gay Eskimo".

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bid9KsuxECA (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bid9KsuxECA)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on January 27, 2009, 05:06:20 PM
I had an interesting conversation at work today.  One of my colleagues, Robert, approached me and asked "have you heard of Peter Gabriel?".  I looked blankly - Robert doesn't like any music written before about 1850 (the year, not the hour).  Noting my blank look, he elaborated - "He was in a group called - errr - 'Genesis' apparently".  Wondering if Robert has a sudden impulse to explore modern music - well 1970s - anyway, I enquired further.  It seems that Robert has been invited to PG's house for drinks because he lives in the same square, and PG has invited everyone in the square.  What a waste - Robert will never appreciate he is talking to a prog legend.  It should be me! :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on January 27, 2009, 05:24:53 PM
You could pretend to be a long lost brother!?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on January 28, 2009, 08:51:39 AM
Am I allowed to mention that what made me smile was Steven Wilson signing my copy of Insurgentes (limited edition book version type thing) after the Aviv Geffen gig last night ?

Where's the smug smiley ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2009, 08:39:20 PM
Shredz64, guitar hero for Commodore 64.

(http://blog.makezine.com/shredz64_20080327.jpg)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=52gcC3Sn-Gw (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=52gcC3Sn-Gw)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 02, 2009, 09:19:12 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on February 03, 2009, 02:45:23 PM
MUM'S HOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2009, 12:13:26 AM
Yay!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on February 04, 2009, 04:49:56 PM
Yay!


Multiply that by a bajillion and you're nearly at how I felt :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 04, 2009, 07:06:46 PM
I dont have to get up at 430am tomorrow wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 08:46:36 PM
MUM'S HOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah xx
Where was your mum? I'm glad she's home. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on February 05, 2009, 03:11:40 PM
MUM'S HOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah xx
Where was your mum? I'm glad she's home. :)

Hospital. So many bunches of flowers....everywhere....

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2009, 05:31:33 PM
Why do flowers and fists both come in bunches?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 09, 2009, 10:29:07 AM
if you start quoting yourself I shall have to refer you to Mr. Bo who never misses an opportunity to quote my own stuff back at me...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 09, 2009, 02:36:19 PM
That's what I need. I can never remember what I've said from one minute to the next. He's a bit like a dictaphone. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 09, 2009, 02:43:33 PM
That's what I need. I can never remember what I've said from one minute to the next. He's a bit like a dictaphone. :)

Use your finger like everyone else. *badum-tssh!*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 09, 2009, 07:23:15 PM
Waking up and always seeing pussycat company :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 10, 2009, 04:03:31 PM
Cider  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 10, 2009, 05:08:13 PM
if you start quoting yourself I shall have to refer you to Mr. Bo who never misses an opportunity to quote my own stuff back at me...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 11, 2009, 09:20:50 PM
Simon has reached over 1000 posts  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2009, 10:28:17 PM
F*ck me so I have!  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 12, 2009, 10:55:05 AM
Don't you mean "Oh my giddy Aunt"?  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 12, 2009, 03:49:48 PM
My aunt had nothing to do with this one Nells.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2009, 11:23:37 PM
Wilceys facebook group  ;D

International Prog Sisterhood (23 sisters already)

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708751330&ref=name#/group.php?gid=48903304098&ref=mf


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 13, 2009, 02:04:40 PM
I can't wait to join up...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 13, 2009, 10:41:56 PM
Quite funny this evening on Mastermind, one guy's specialist subject was... Marillion. :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 13, 2009, 10:51:30 PM
Doh!  Oh but if it wasn't proper Marillion I wouldn't have known the answers.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on February 14, 2009, 10:17:29 AM
Doh!  Oh but if it wasn't proper Marillion I wouldn't have known the answers.

Oi!  >:(



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 15, 2009, 07:20:02 AM
 :-*   ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 15, 2009, 05:19:48 PM
Having a little runaround in my dad's doddery old car but pleased to get the practise in :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 19, 2009, 10:37:41 AM
Listening to my colleague doing the computer-based Health and Safety training. At one point you have to make a spanner fall from the sky to do random damage to people and property below. As the spanner knocks the little computer guy unconscious, my colleague says "Die, you motherfucker!" He has so many issues.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 19, 2009, 07:40:14 PM
Curious Things arrived and I treated myself to a new drill, mmm power tools.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jelly on February 20, 2009, 07:46:27 PM
Finding a pound on the pavement today. I'm easily pleased.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 21, 2009, 06:37:32 AM
Curious Things arrived and I treated myself to a new drill, mmm power tools.

Why do I suddenly have that video by Benni  Benasi flash into my head...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEISlPn_FM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEISlPn_FM)

Go Sarah!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 21, 2009, 09:18:42 AM
Yeah - that's what I look like doing DIY!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2009, 09:52:54 AM

Why do I suddenly have that video by Benni  Benasi flash into my head...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEISlPn_FM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEISlPn_FM)


My day suddenly got much better 8)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 11:13:19 AM
I like that it gave you some stats on each of the tools too.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2009, 12:52:33 PM
The stats were filthier than the women.

Hammer action
Sliding control

I am here all week try the fish.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 02:12:44 PM
The stats were filthier than the women.

Hammer action
Sliding control

I am here all week try the fish.

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 21, 2009, 05:50:54 PM
Yeah - that's what I look like doing DIY!!!

That's why I thought about it haha! One of my fav vids.

Can anyone remember the title of the video where there was a line of marcherettes in short skirts. The vid had lots of up-skirt shots and they were playing brass/drums? It's annoying me that I can't remember!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 21, 2009, 05:55:53 PM
Ok I found it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVi-KtBCes0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVi-KtBCes0)

Haha!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2009, 06:35:19 PM
This one time, at band camp ...

Stop it, MistressPurr, I will go blind ...




Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2009, 06:40:35 PM
BTW I am going to Detroit in May

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aZn5mti_M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aZn5mti_M)




Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 21, 2009, 07:21:33 PM
BTW I am going to Detroit in May

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aZn5mti_M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aZn5mti_M)

Another great vid!

There was also a video that had bigger girls bouncing around on washing machines??


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 08:30:08 PM
Next you'll be saying that Eric Prydz's 'Call On Me' is an exercise video.  ;D

(http://www.genzel.ca/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/dj_eric_prydz_1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2009, 08:40:12 PM

There was also a video that had bigger girls bouncing around on washing machines??


Typing "Girls bouncing washing machines" will result in some quite interesting hits.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 21, 2009, 09:13:43 PM
Next you'll be saying that Eric Prydz's 'Call On Me' is an exercise video.  ;D

(http://www.genzel.ca/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/dj_eric_prydz_1.jpg)

Another goody! xxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 21, 2009, 09:46:58 PM
All this because I got a new drill  ;D 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 10:44:48 PM
All this because I got a new drill  ;D 

 :D Yes we should stop now.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 22, 2009, 06:56:58 PM
Moving on
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/74/222108107_ccef0c3c13.jpg)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 22, 2009, 08:09:43 PM
All this because I got a new drill  ;D 

 :D Yes we should stop now.

Sowwwweeee my fault :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 22, 2009, 08:25:59 PM
Mistress Purr's facebook prank  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on February 22, 2009, 10:48:57 PM
You lot are filth :P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 23, 2009, 12:12:25 PM
and on a slightly Polish note:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7899171.stm?lss (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7899171.stm?lss)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 23, 2009, 12:38:13 PM
brilliant! - that was a you couldn't make it up


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on February 25, 2009, 06:23:11 PM
Working with airlines, I sometimes find some unusually good offers.  Here is one such company, who, at present only don't operate between New Zealand and Australia.  Please, please, please don't use this colour for the next rebranding of the Tinyfish site...

http://www.saverjet.com/index.html



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 25, 2009, 06:32:12 PM
Those colours are fantastic. We should use them the the next rebranding of the Tinyfish site...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2009, 07:19:56 PM
Working with airlines, I sometimes find some unusually good offers.  Here is one such company, who, at present only don't operate between New Zealand and Australia.  Please, please, please don't use this colour for the next rebranding of the Tinyfish site...

http://www.saverjet.com/index.html



I think I've gone blind.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on February 26, 2009, 08:05:55 AM
Steva and Kiki  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2009, 10:47:24 AM
Working with airlines, I sometimes find some unusually good offers.  Here is one such company, who, at present only don't operate between New Zealand and Australia.  Please, please, please don't use this colour for the next rebranding of the Tinyfish site...

http://www.saverjet.com/index.html



Someone should tell the nice people at Ryanair that is NOT a training video  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 26, 2009, 11:14:06 AM
I was just having a look at my rather sparse personal message page when I noticed a list of available task options at the side. "Prune messages" I thought to myself "I wonder what they're about".......


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 26, 2009, 11:34:00 AM
Getting my wife's birthday sorted over six months early (got tickets to go and see Michael Ball at the Royal Albert Hall - there's no accounting for taste ::) )

Now I've just got to keep it secret for six months.  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2009, 11:44:34 AM
Getting my wife's birthday sorted over six months early (got tickets to go and see Michael Ball at the Royal Albert Hall - there's no accounting for taste ::) )

Now I've just got to keep it secret for six months.  :o
You've got to hope she doesn't read this then!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jelly on February 26, 2009, 12:06:31 PM
I was just having a look at my rather sparse personal message page when I noticed a list of available task options at the side. "Prune messages" I thought to myself "I wonder what they're about".......

Maybe that's the fruity stuff Nellie.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 26, 2009, 12:14:13 PM
Nellie, Jelly, we just need Smelly and Belly! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2009, 12:23:19 PM
Doesn't Ridley provide you with both those in one hit? ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 26, 2009, 01:59:52 PM
Alright Pom, that's enough from you!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 27, 2009, 03:33:54 PM
Only 1/2 hour til the weekend.

I'm off snowboarding and skiing tomorrow and I might do some target shooting as well

I love the Wii  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 28, 2009, 06:45:24 PM
No 1 son singing along to the fab new cd...." Why be a chef, tell me why?" :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 28, 2009, 07:10:42 PM
No 1 son singing along to the fab new cd...." Why be a chef, tell me why?" :D :D

I refer the honorable lady to my previous statement http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=198.msg4204#msg4204 (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=198.msg4204#msg4204)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 28, 2009, 09:52:29 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 01, 2009, 12:16:15 AM
My "little" bruv saying he wanted to go to a Peel gig and so he is coming to the next Tinyfish.

My best friends birthday meal tonight and that she was genuinely pleased with her prezzies. 



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 03, 2009, 11:19:26 AM
Yay! Just had coffee and chat with Anne (Jim's sis) who says she might be coming on the 25th. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 03, 2009, 11:57:36 AM
I'm coming too - and so is Madame Cholet.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 03, 2009, 12:45:34 PM
Yay! Just had coffee and chat with Anne (Jim's sis) who says she might be coming on the 25th. ;D
Which reminds me - I really should give her a bell! Ta Nells! X


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 03, 2009, 01:11:21 PM
Yay! Just had coffee and chat with Anne (Jim's sis) who says she might be coming on the 25th. ;D
Which reminds me - I really should give her a bell! Ta Nells! X
She's gone down to see your mum (hospital) until Friday. x


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 03, 2009, 02:01:21 PM
Judging only by the fact that they are still being advertised, Snow Patrol not being able to sell out their 3 dates at the O2  :P


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 03, 2009, 06:31:07 PM
Yay! Just had coffee and chat with Anne (Jim's sis) who says she might be coming on the 25th. ;D
Which reminds me - I really should give her a bell! Ta Nells! X
She's gone down to see your mum (hospital) until Friday. x
Great - I'm now getting family news via the Tinyfish forum. Off to the "Don't get me started" thread...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 03, 2009, 07:00:46 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 04, 2009, 01:40:48 PM
:D :D
Glad YOU think it's funny - last summer I heard that my Dad nearly died in France after a burst appendix and had spent 10 days in hospital there and week in hospital here as a result some 10 days after he was released to go home. No one tells me anything. Then my Mum has the gall to sarcastically write "Do call and let us know your news" in a Christmas card and when I do she spends 20 minutes talking about herself and then ends the call without so much as enquiring how I am. My family is utter rubbish. Having said that, I think I'm past caring.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 04, 2009, 05:01:31 PM
:D :D
Glad YOU think it's funny - last summer I heard that my Dad nearly died in France after a burst appendix and had spent 10 days in hospital there and week in hospital here as a result some 10 days after he was released to go home. No one tells me anything. Then my Mum has the gall to sarcastically write "Do call and let us know your news" in a Christmas card and when I do she spends 20 minutes talking about herself and then ends the call without so much as enquiring how I am. My family is utter rubbish. Having said that, I think I'm past caring.

And breeeaaatthhhhhheeee.....

We've been over this, you can't pick your family, so surround yourself with friends instead. If it's any consolation, at least you no longer live with them, and therefore don't have to put up with them any day.

What made me smile today? Getting big gumsy smiles from Elise, and booking new ink for tuesday :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 04, 2009, 09:02:04 PM
and booking new ink for tuesday :)

xx
Discuss ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 05, 2009, 05:38:00 AM
Oooooooo whatcha getting Sarah? xxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 05, 2009, 09:38:53 AM
This way up?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 05, 2009, 12:07:16 PM
I'm a bit funny about discussing the finer details at the moment, but I will say that it's a family orientated tattoo, and I will be sure to post a wee picture once it's done. Just be thinking of me at 5pm on tuesday!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 05, 2009, 01:49:16 PM
Are we allowed to know which body part you're having done on?  ;D xxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 05, 2009, 02:21:43 PM
:D :D
Glad YOU think it's funny - last summer I heard that my Dad nearly died in France after a burst appendix and had spent 10 days in hospital there and week in hospital here as a result some 10 days after he was released to go home. No one tells me anything. Then my Mum has the gall to sarcastically write "Do call and let us know your news" in a Christmas card and when I do she spends 20 minutes talking about herself and then ends the call without so much as enquiring how I am. My family is utter rubbish. Having said that, I think I'm past caring.

And breeeaaatthhhhhheeee.....

We've been over this, you can't pick your family, so surround yourself with friends instead. If it's any consolation, at least you no longer live with them, and therefore don't have to put up with them any day.

I can always rely on you for a reality check. And that made ME smile today. Cheers Chicken!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 05, 2009, 03:34:14 PM
Are we allowed to know which body part you're having done on?  ;D xxx
Ok ok, you caught me, I'm getting the faces of the members of Tinyfish tattoo'd on my bum! :P
Nah, it's inner elbow :)

:D :D
Glad YOU think it's funny - last summer I heard that my Dad nearly died in France after a burst appendix and had spent 10 days in hospital there and week in hospital here as a result some 10 days after he was released to go home. No one tells me anything. Then my Mum has the gall to sarcastically write "Do call and let us know your news" in a Christmas card and when I do she spends 20 minutes talking about herself and then ends the call without so much as enquiring how I am. My family is utter rubbish. Having said that, I think I'm past caring.

And breeeaaatthhhhhheeee.....

We've been over this, you can't pick your family, so surround yourself with friends instead. If it's any consolation, at least you no longer live with them, and therefore don't have to put up with them any day.

I can always rely on you for a reality check. And that made ME smile today. Cheers Chicken!

:D Also.... I ate all your bees.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 05, 2009, 04:31:14 PM
:D Also.... I ate all your bees.

xx

Bastard!!!!! :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on March 05, 2009, 04:38:02 PM
What made me smile today? a huge glass of red wine after a horrible day at work. Pathetic, isn't it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 05, 2009, 05:07:17 PM
:D Also.... I ate all your bees.

xx

I see your "I ate all your bees" and raise you "Hats off to the Zebras"...  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 05, 2009, 05:18:03 PM
I've just picked my car up from the garage.  The young lady working there that me that "the calipers were seized".  I felt that I should know what a caliper is - so I asked - "what does that mean?".  The answer came back - "stuck".   ::)
I wonder if she ever watched the Airplane film.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 05, 2009, 08:57:34 PM
:D Also.... I ate all your bees.

xx

Bastard!!!!! :D

Hehehehe :D

:D Also.... I ate all your bees.

xx

I see your "I ate all your bees" and raise you "Hats off to the Zebras"...  ;D

HU-MAN SLAAAAAAVES...in-an-insect-nation AH AAAH AAAH AAH AAAAAAAAAAAH!

OH! Jim, I was talking to Mum about Holland today and remembered about the coffee wafers. I am inexplicably excited about buying Centre Parcs out of all the coffee wafers they have.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 06, 2009, 12:37:03 AM
are they like those wafers which are made of ice cream cone material and have inexplicably delicious flavoured cream inside them?

They were my favourite when I was a kid.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 06, 2009, 05:36:00 AM
Are we allowed to know which body part you're having done on?  ;D xxx
Ok ok, you caught me, I'm getting the faces of the members of Tinyfish tattoo'd on my bum! :P
Nah, it's inner elbow :)

I'd feel sorry for the "middle" band member who'd be either side of your.. ahhh inner elbow cool  8) ;D

Anyhooo what made me smile this morning was remembering my dream about a Herbie Hancock exhibition at a museum...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 06, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 06, 2009, 03:14:59 PM
Anyhooo what made me smile this morning was remembering my dream about a Herbie Hancock exhibition at a museum...

I would love to see a Herbie Hancock exhibition at a museum!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 06, 2009, 03:16:15 PM
I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday  ;D I'm going on holiday

Bastard!!! er..I mean, yay!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 06, 2009, 10:18:54 PM
Where and when is young Nellie going on holidod?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 06, 2009, 10:45:17 PM
I'm off to my wee bolt hole in Spain during the Easter hols. Can't wait! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 07, 2009, 01:52:48 PM
are they like those wafers which are made of ice cream cone material and have inexplicably delicious flavoured cream inside them?

They were my favourite when I was a kid.

Nooo, they are like MASSIVE coffee flavoured pink panther wafers. NOM!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 07, 2009, 02:57:03 PM
I'm off to my wee bolt hole in Spain during the Easter hols. Can't wait! ;D

there does not appear to be a jealous emoticon

anyway,

What made me smile today is Steve and K painting bees nests.  Best kids entertainment is always the free stuff.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 07, 2009, 08:37:58 PM
Ooh, just remembered, lost 3.5lbs in my first week at fat club :B

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 07, 2009, 09:14:52 PM
Wahey!  Well done  :) 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 07, 2009, 09:58:57 PM
Wahey!  Well done  :) 
Surely you mean "weigh hey!"
Well done Sarah, I don't want to look. :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 07, 2009, 11:25:26 PM
Nellie is the Pedro of the Tinyfish forum  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 08, 2009, 11:07:47 AM
and so is Pedro!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 08, 2009, 11:18:30 AM
Nellie is the Pedro of the Tinyfish forum  :D
Not quite sure how to take that :-\ :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 08, 2009, 12:24:55 PM
Out for a drive in prep for my pratical in 2 weeks Yikes!!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 08, 2009, 12:31:56 PM
Wahey!  Well done  :) 
Surely you mean "weigh hey!"
Well done Sarah, I don't want to look. :-\

*badoom tssh!*
Hehehe

Thanks :) Next weigh in is Wednesday - eep!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 08, 2009, 01:05:17 PM
Nellie is the Pedro of the Tinyfish forum  :D
Not quite sure how to take that :-\ :D
That is a compliment


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2009, 02:28:05 PM
Got all the way through Lego Indiana Jones on Free Play.

Now for Lego Star Wars


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 09, 2009, 05:36:51 PM
Looking at the assortment of nuts sitting on my computer desk... :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on March 10, 2009, 08:40:25 AM
the idea of going to London, first time in like 8 years  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2009, 09:52:11 AM
Ooh, just remembered, lost 3.5lbs in my first week at fat club :B

xx

The first rule of Fat Club is that you do NOT talk about Fat Club....

(http://www.math.usu.edu/~kohler/MATHED/FIGHT_CLUB.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 10, 2009, 01:51:25 PM
Ooh, just remembered, lost 3.5lbs in my first week at fat club :B

xx

The first rule of Fat Club is that you do NOT talk about Fat Club....

Ah Simon, I can always count on you :) That was exactly my intention :D
The first rule of Fat Club is you do not talk about Fat Club.
The second rule of Fat club is....you do NOT talk about Fat Club.
The third rule of Fat Club is....Stop eating all the pies.

I actually have the burn mark on the back of my hand and everything....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/softparody/DSC03558.jpg)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 11, 2009, 07:19:30 AM
ow!  how did you do that?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 13, 2009, 03:24:36 PM
ow!  how did you do that?

On the oven :( Never blistered, just melted the skin. Yum.

Tattoo has been completed. Took 2 sittings, but it's done. Photos once it has healed :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 13, 2009, 03:45:59 PM
This time next week I will be in Holland for the Marillion Convention.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 13, 2009, 04:31:49 PM

Tattoo has been completed. Took 2 sittings, but it's done. Photos once it has healed :)

xx

Looking forward to this.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 13, 2009, 05:08:07 PM

Tattoo has been completed. Took 2 sittings, but it's done. Photos once it has healed :)

xx

Still contemplating my first, although I know I'll definitely get a snake done in 2013 (year of !)... Really like the idea of cat paw prints, or a cat stretched out with claws, clawing down..

Sarah what was your first? Does it still have meaning for you? xxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 13, 2009, 07:13:02 PM

Tattoo has been completed. Took 2 sittings, but it's done. Photos once it has healed :)

xx

Still contemplating my first, although I know I'll definitely get a snake done in 2013 (year of !)... Really like the idea of cat paw prints, or a cat stretched out with claws, clawing down..

Sarah what was your first? Does it still have meaning for you? xxx

I have had four in as many years not. First is a wee black star, about 2 cm in size, on my torso, about 2 inches under the centre of my bra. My best friend wanted to get me my first tattoo as my 18th birthday present. It's simple, pretty, feminine, and classic and I absolutely love love love it. Second is a swirly design up my calf that was free as a practice for a friend who was apprenticing. No sentiment behind it but I always get nice comments when I waar a skirt. Third was (c)1987 on the back of my neck. 21st Birthday present to myself, a bit of fun, kind of like a barbie stamp, and to show I'm one of a kind.
My new one is the first I have in colour, the rest are all black, and it ties in my mum and dad and what we've all been through in the past year, and my siblings, nephews and niece. I LOVE it. It's stunning even though it's currently scabby and minging.

The advice I would give is to decide on a definate design, once you absolutely can't get out your head. Even draw it on where you want it to see if you like the placement. Shop around different tattoo places, and definately get recommendations and see work they have done before you commit to a place. Get them to design your piece properly and do not be afraid to niggle and say 'I want that bit higher or smaller or different'. It is their job to ink you for life and make sure you are happy with it. If you aren't then that will be bad press for them and if someone seems unwilling to make changes, then go somewhere else.

Paw prints sound cute, maybe going up your ankle or something?

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 13, 2009, 07:13:26 PM
This time next week I will be in Holland for the Marillion Convention.  ;D

YAAAAAAAAY! Me too :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 13, 2009, 07:34:06 PM
Anyone going to Wishing Tree on Monday?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 13, 2009, 08:38:43 PM
This time next week I will be in Holland for the Marillion Convention.  ;D

YAAAAAAAAY! Me too :)

xx

Me three! Can't wait!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 13, 2009, 08:51:47 PM
This time next week I will be in Holland for the Marillion Convention.  ;D

YAAAAAAAAY! Me too :)

xx

Me three! Can't wait!  ;D

Really? You? Would never have pictured you as a Marillion fan..... :P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on March 15, 2009, 06:54:24 AM
the sun waking me up this morning...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2009, 11:41:10 PM
Awww, I like that post!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 16, 2009, 12:45:26 PM
A fantastic weekend in Manchester, and the impending fantastic time in Holland :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 16, 2009, 02:01:00 PM
Oh yes, it's the Marillion Weekender. The Reasoning are playing on the bill so I have read.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 16, 2009, 04:26:36 PM
Come over and wave at me on the Friday night - I'll be the one in the Tinyfish T-Shirt


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 16, 2009, 05:04:42 PM
Jim and Leon will most certainly be there.

We seem to have an exchange system for gatherings such as these. Jim & Leon do the Marillion festival and Rob and I do Summer's End. Paul just looks out of the window of his house in the hope that Pink Floyd might just play outside.

It's a bold plan.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 16, 2009, 05:29:55 PM
I see Pallas are doing Summers End.

That made me smile today.

And off to see The Wishing Tree album launch this evening, which should mean more smiles.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 16, 2009, 07:48:31 PM
 :) I'm looking forward to Summers End as well.  That Lambsie knows how to hold an audience with all of his announcements.  Still, we have a number of great events before then.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 16, 2009, 10:54:07 PM
Jim and Leon will most certainly be there.

We seem to have an exchange system for gatherings such as these. Jim & Leon do the Marillion festival and Rob and I do Summer's End. Paul just looks out of the window of his house in the hope that Pink Floyd might just play outside.

It's a bold plan.

Well it's certainly a cheap one :)

I'll be the orange haired young'un drinking cherry beer and hanging out with her mum :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 17, 2009, 12:22:35 AM

And off to see The Wishing Tree album launch this evening, which should mean more smiles.

And did it?  Hope your knee is ok.  Even at 4ft 11 I felt cramped.  Erm the highlight of our evening was Matt getting his photo taken with Ian.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 17, 2009, 07:18:59 AM
St Patricks Day.  Celebrate the Irish in you.   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2009, 09:26:13 AM

And off to see The Wishing Tree album launch this evening, which should mean more smiles.

And did it?  Hope your knee is ok.  Even at 4ft 11 I felt cramped.  Erm the highlight of our evening was Matt getting his photo taken with Ian.

It was...ok...lol  The tracks sounded good enough, but I cannot help feeling I will enjoy the hard edge in Pure Reason Revolution more tonight.  It was nice to meet so many people I knew, though, and to meet a few others I knew from off the interweb.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 17, 2009, 11:28:51 AM
I see Pallas are doing Summers End.

That made me smile today.


Fantastic. I have such a lot of time for Pallas.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2009, 11:36:54 AM
Pallas are yet another band I only have on cassette or vinyl, but they were one of my favourites back in the day  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2009, 12:03:23 PM
I remember seeing Pallas in a club made out of the old floating Bridge in Southampton.

Can't wait to see them again this year.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 09:36:21 AM
It's snowing petals in my garden


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2009, 02:14:56 PM
Yay!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2009, 11:16:29 PM
Welsh rugby internationals Arwel Thomas and Martin Roberts buying me a pint tonight  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 19, 2009, 11:28:17 PM
What made me smile was imagining your accent as you said that


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 21, 2009, 12:30:57 AM
my director saying your i's are upside down before realising he was commenting on my t-shirt



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MistressPurr on March 21, 2009, 06:29:43 PM
Steve (my ex) and Carla (his girlfriend) might be coming to the Peel next week for Fragile, WOOOOOO!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 22, 2009, 06:24:50 PM
 ::) Female streaker at the London Irish game this afternoon.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 22, 2009, 06:35:32 PM
My name is Bo and I endorse female streakers.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 22, 2009, 10:16:26 PM
 ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 23, 2009, 09:42:00 AM
my director saying your i's are upside down before realising he was commenting on my t-shirt



 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 23, 2009, 04:03:32 PM
http://www.davidholt.com/music/playspoons.htm (http://www.davidholt.com/music/playspoons.htm)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 23, 2009, 05:41:54 PM
Managed to get a picture on this ********g forum at last! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on March 23, 2009, 05:44:40 PM
My name is Bo and I endorse female streakers.

Unfortunately, the average nudist is usually someone I do not want to see nude   :-[


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 23, 2009, 08:04:19 PM
Usually I would agree. Anyway it was a cracking game. Highlights here:

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/JExS-eOXgk-/London+Irish+v+Northampton+Saints+Guinness/QNaOjZbsmyj (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/JExS-eOXgk-/London+Irish+v+Northampton+Saints+Guinness/QNaOjZbsmyj)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2009, 10:08:26 AM
Managed to get a picture on this ********g forum at last! ;D

And it's a perfect likeness too!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 24, 2009, 10:53:52 AM
Took delivery of a nice new 24" monitor in work :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2009, 01:40:54 PM
Charlie Brooker. The funniest misanthrope in the world.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/charliebrooker (http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/charliebrooker)

This week Charlie bled all the radiators in his flat: "Which is as close as I'm ever going to get to a starring role in a Victorian steampunk thriller."

This week Charlie rediscovered the joy of falling asleep wearing a nicotine patch, which causes your brain to conjure up the most vivid and preposterous dreams imaginable, ones that seem to last 10 years and involve pterodactyls made of orange juice eating planets, and stuff like that.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2009, 02:18:48 PM
This week Charlie rediscovered the joy of falling asleep wearing a nicotine patch, which causes your brain to conjure up the most vivid and preposterous dreams imaginable, ones that seem to last 10 years and involve pterodactyls made of orange juice eating planets, and stuff like that.

Sounds like we've found the concept behind the next Tinyfish album then.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 24, 2009, 04:14:54 PM
I don't think "smile" really covers it. He has been making me laugh in the same way as Woody Allen once said "everyone moves away from you in case you suddenly rip off your clothes or forcibly engage them in conversation."

Another example: Charlie discovers he has "anhedonia" which is the inability to take pleasure in pleasurable things.

"Still, it could be worse. Having listlessly Googled anhedonia, I see it's related to a hilarious spin-off condition called "ejaculatory anhedonia". Apparently it mainly affects men, and as the name suggests, the unfortunate few who suffer from it are incapable of deriving any pleasure whatsoever from orgasms. They make a bit of mess while staring impassively into the middle distance, and that's it. Like the human equivalent of a pushdown soap-dispenser. Now that would be depressing. Ah, well."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 24, 2009, 06:38:42 PM
A wonderful weekend filled with great music, old friends and new (including a glowing Uncle Bulgaria), banter, pink balloons and Wendal.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 25, 2009, 08:28:21 AM
Absolutely blinding weekend, finally outed to Jim as Lostmarbles2005 from the Marillion Forum, lovely to meet Sarah from this one.

Every time I think I have a handle on Marillion they pull something out of the bag and enthuse me all over again.

Thank you Ouddorp - What a crowd  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2009, 08:49:21 AM
Absolutely blinding weekend, finally outed to Jim as Lostmarbles2005 from the Marillion Forum, lovely to meet Sarah from this one.

Every time I think I have a handle on Marillion they pull something out of the bag and enthuse me all over again.

Thank you Ouddorp - What a crowd  ;D

Meant to mention, I'm *~Beautiful~* (After the song of course, not that arrogant! :P) on the MOLF :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 25, 2009, 02:13:23 PM
I'm glad you all got to meet up and have a cracking time...

...you bastards.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2009, 11:14:25 PM
I'm glad you all got to meet up and have a cracking time...

...you bastards.  ;)

Ah, you missed out on all the fun, Simon. It would have been worth all that money purely for our Pink Party on Saturday night. It really was something....

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 26, 2009, 09:03:18 AM
My lovely wee niece having a wee snooze next to me, making funny snuffley sleeping noises. *melts*

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 31, 2009, 09:40:30 PM
Completing my second day of full time paid work in 5 months...YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 31, 2009, 09:51:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 31, 2009, 10:11:25 PM
Speaking of Johnny Cash and "Hurt" (see other thread), I searched for the video today in youtube and discovered this in related videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ta7mkgrOU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ta7mkgrOU)

Not for sensitive souls or muppet fans.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on April 01, 2009, 07:05:34 AM
The fact that I'm leaving for 6 days in Canada in about 4.5 hours! COME ON! And I get to spend some time with my very good chum The Trooper and all his Trooperettes! Yippee!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on April 01, 2009, 03:12:24 PM
The fact that I'm leaving for 6 days in Canada in about 4.5 hours! COME ON! And I get to spend some time with my very good chum The Trooper and all his Trooperettes! Yippee!

... and we're smiling cos we get to see the boy Flanders over the weekend!!!! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on April 02, 2009, 11:06:10 AM
Completing my second day of full time paid work in 5 months...YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

xx

Yay for you! Is that it or have you got a whole week to do? ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 02, 2009, 11:36:31 AM
Yay for me too - this is my last day of work til after Easter Monday.

Sadly I won't be around here much therefore, but I'll see you guys in a couple of weeks

Happy Easter :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 02, 2009, 01:03:56 PM
Have a good one sir and hope to speak to you upon your return...

...and yay for Sarah!

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 02, 2009, 07:07:46 PM
Indeed yay for Sarah !  Must be a relief.   :D

But poor Leon is in the same boat soon  :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 02, 2009, 08:28:25 PM
Yay indeed! It is indeed a full time and, assuming all goes well, permenant job! My feet hurt, I'm tired and it takes ages to get there and back but I am LOVING it so much! woooo!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 03, 2009, 03:48:24 PM
Have you ever heard of Lady Gaga ?  Apparently she has hit singles.

I saw she one of the celebrity featured blogs on MySpace, and as I have a loathing for them, I have taken to replying to them - hers was about having to cancel gigs because she was so tired after appearing on American Idol.  So I left a comment saying, if it means you have to cancel gigs, you should appear on American Idol more often.

I have now had a message through from one of her fans thanking me for showing her support.

So, in summary, the intelligence level of the youth of today made me smile  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 03, 2009, 04:21:46 PM
Like the guy who said "You have Van Gogh's ear for music!" and received the reply "Gee, thanks!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 03, 2009, 10:38:41 PM
Have you ever heard of Lady Gaga ?  Apparently she has hit singles.

I saw she one of the celebrity featured blogs on MySpace, and as I have a loathing for them, I have taken to replying to them - hers was about having to cancel gigs because she was so tired after appearing on American Idol.  So I left a comment saying, if it means you have to cancel gigs, you should appear on American Idol more often.

I have now had a message through from one of her fans thanking me for showing her support.

So, in summary, the intelligence level of the youth of today made me smile  ;)

You are my personal hero.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on April 04, 2009, 12:28:35 PM
Have you ever heard of Lady Gaga ?  Apparently she has hit singles.

I saw she one of the celebrity featured blogs on MySpace, and as I have a loathing for them, I have taken to replying to them - hers was about having to cancel gigs because she was so tired after appearing on American Idol.  So I left a comment saying, if it means you have to cancel gigs, you should appear on American Idol more often.

I have now had a message through from one of her fans thanking me for showing her support.

So, in summary, the intelligence level of the youth of today made me smile  ;)

Quiet please... genius at work  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on April 08, 2009, 06:39:22 PM
Extreme sheepherding  ???:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqANtViviME



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 08, 2009, 07:04:18 PM
Well know I have seen everything...

...until next week I guess.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 09, 2009, 03:25:38 PM
What made me smile was walking dogs along a beach, bottlefeeding a baby goat, looking after my niece as an excuse to go on a giant climbing frame and bumpy slide.

And not being around the shallow end of the gene pool wandering around like zombies only marginally less animated - that was my trip to get supplies so I don't have to face them again all weekend.

What will make me smile is:

Going to see an ice show

Going to see Royksopp at the Festival Hall on Saurday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 09, 2009, 03:27:44 PM
Going to see Royksopp at the Festival Hall on Saurday.

*presses the 'You Bastard' button with jealous vigour*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 09, 2009, 04:28:48 PM
I am hoping that my mate will make me smile...seeing as how he is on the bill of a stand-up comedy night I am going to this evening.

Also featuring Al Rudge, the 'support act' to Frost* from their Christmas gig at The Peel, as the main act - so I am certainly looking forward to seeing him again.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 11, 2009, 04:55:58 PM
Out and about in the sunshine, looking for a first guitar and lots and lots of tea.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 11, 2009, 05:23:45 PM
Going to see Royksopp at the Festival Hall on Saurday.

Yeah, Norway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0M-l6EkjJg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0M-l6EkjJg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 11, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
Superb. I like they way they are both happily (but very subtly) tapping their feet.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: wickedwitch on April 12, 2009, 01:08:02 PM
at the moment lint cointreau chocolate. yum. my girls make me mad but also make me happy. thrashing my husband at carcassonne last night (well i beat him by 6 points !) made me happy. Knowing i am going away with my family for 5 days in dorset tomorrow, even if it pisses down with rain, makes me happy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Wilcey on April 12, 2009, 03:24:42 PM
I don't watch this show (Britains Got Talent), but someone sent me a link today and said WATCH THIS.........


Before you watch it, and please watch it ALL, This is an exerpt from the press about Susan Boyle, age 47.......

She told how as a youngster she was ruthlessly mocked by other kids because being starved of oxygen at birth left her with learning difficulties.
Her ordeal saw her seek comfort in singing.

Spinster Susan - who has never had a boyfriend - said: "I was born with a disability and that made me a target for bullies. I was called names because of my fuzzy hair and because I struggled in class.

"I told the teachers, but because it was more verbal than physical I could never prove anything. But words often hurt more than cuts and bruises and the scars are still there."


There are many cynics out there, and I suppose from time to time we can all be included in that, I know so many people who poo-poo this kind of show, but if this show ever had any purpose, or credibility, surely this film shows you exactly what that is. I must confess to weeping watching this, it's simply astounding!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

Good Luck Susan! I know I'll be rooting for you!

I was having a blue day, but THIS really made me HAPPY!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on April 13, 2009, 08:04:55 AM

There are many cynics out there, and I suppose from time to time we can all be included in that, I know so many people who poo-poo this kind of show, but if this show ever had any purpose, or credibility, surely this film shows you exactly what that is. I must confess to weeping watching this, it's simply astounding!


Yee Gads, that is quite astonishing. It just goes to show what kind of talented people there really are out there being ignored or overlooked just because of the way they look. Paul Potts won the first one of these, with an equally brilliant voice, and similarly without the looks usually required for media people to take notice.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on April 13, 2009, 08:52:36 AM
Now THAT's talent. In an age where mediocrity is celebrated, it's refreshing to see some genuine talent get it's moment in the spotlight. Long may it continue.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2009, 09:53:37 AM
Got to do old-skool rave dancing in the Royal Festival Hall as Royksopp cut up a storm with Eple and Poor Leno as their encores.

It's slightly weird dancing in a venue you've more often seen an orchestra in, but it's not the first time after The Bays earlier this year.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2009, 10:16:36 AM
Oh and pre-ordering the new IQ album from F2 made me smile in anticipation too.

I'd like to thank the little piscine ones fror getting me back into this wonderful music we call prog - I've discovered The Reasoning, eagerly anticipating the new Pallas and IQ releases, and have got a few skeletons out of the closet and on to the iPod as well as of course the first one and a half Tinyfish albums.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 14, 2009, 12:46:44 PM
I am hoping that my mate will make me smile...seeing as how he is on the bill of a stand-up comedy night I am going to this evening.

Also featuring Al Rudge, the 'support act' to Frost* from their Christmas gig at The Peel, as the main act - so I am certainly looking forward to seeing him again.

My mate did not make me smile, because he pulled out during the course of the day.  So, given that I turned up as a surprise to him, the joke was probably on me...

Al Rudge was superb again, though, even with material which was familiar to me - which I always think highlights a talent.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2009, 02:10:35 PM
Just got a ticket to go and see the mighty

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BYX14125JUQ/RxRBJi0JLDI/AAAAAAAADqE/hvPQt06TPgo/s400/AC_DC_logo.jpg)

at the O2 on Thursday.

RAWK!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 14, 2009, 02:51:02 PM
http://ancientblackmagic.com

made me smile because of its po-faced tone coupled with 100% pure tossology. This bollockhead wouldn't know magic if it came up and ate his sandwiches.

Beautifully designed website though.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 14, 2009, 03:05:08 PM
Just got a ticket to go and see the mighty

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BYX14125JUQ/RxRBJi0JLDI/AAAAAAAADqE/hvPQt06TPgo/s400/AC_DC_logo.jpg)

at the O2 on Thursday.

RAWK!!!

I'd say I'll see you there but it's unlikely in a place that size  :D  I am in the first tier of seating, so thankfully not right up in the gods...

But I will be there, and very much looking forward to seeing The Answer as well.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 14, 2009, 06:27:22 PM
Add Vlad!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672402186&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=1562904268&ref=mf

Bit of nonsense but it's made me smile :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 14, 2009, 06:30:26 PM
This bollockhead wouldn't know magic if it came up and ate his sandwiches.

Anybody offering the Necronomicon as an instant download for $9.99 has to know what they are talking about, don't they?

I am sending him my credit card details as I write this.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on April 15, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
Add Vlad!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672402186&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=1562904268&ref=mf

Bit of nonsense but it's made me smile :D

xx

Vlad made me smile too so I duly added him. Who is Vlad? He's not your Tim is he?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 15, 2009, 08:42:00 PM
Add Vlad!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672402186&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=1562904268&ref=mf

Bit of nonsense but it's made me smile :D

xx

Vlad made me smile too so I duly added him. Who is Vlad? He's not your Tim is he?

I've no idea who he is to be honest. I've had a look through his friends and there are a few of mine in there but the majority I don't know, so I reckon he's just gone down the 'people you may know' route.

What did he do to make you smile?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on April 16, 2009, 08:50:12 AM
Oh, we had a long back and forth conversation about attempting to reintegrate into society as one of the undead. From a psychiatrist/patient POV. He threatened to eat my receptionist.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 16, 2009, 08:50:48 PM
Oh, we had a long back and forth conversation about attempting to reintegrate into society as one of the undead. From a psychiatrist/patient POV. He threatened to eat my receptionist.

Ha, brilliant. It's certainly interesting to read the nonsense he posts. He's got over 100 friends now though which is pretty impressive.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 17, 2009, 09:32:30 AM
Just got a ticket to go and see the mighty

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BYX14125JUQ/RxRBJi0JLDI/AAAAAAAADqE/hvPQt06TPgo/s400/AC_DC_logo.jpg)

at the O2 on Thursday.

RAWK!!!

The Answer were really good last night, but nothing was going to come close to that performance from AC/DC, although it did go to prove that although the tracks off the new album are good enough to be in the set, they are not at the level of the classics - but then what is ?

The classics from last night, in the order they came...

Hell Ain't No Bad Place To Be, Back In Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Shot Down In Flames, The Jack, Hells Bells, Shoot To Thrill, You Shook Me All Night Long, TNT, Whole Lotta Rosie, Let There Be Rock, Highway To Hell and For Those About To Rock

Whole Lotta Rosie was the best track of the night.  Well, it was until they played Let There Be Rock  ;D

Bring on Wembley Stadium !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 17, 2009, 10:14:28 AM
It did indeed RAWK

quite like the O2 as a venue - even at the back on the first tier it didn't feel disconnected like at the barn (Wembley Arena)

Loved the constant rolling out of classic after classic.

I might have let out a girlie squeak when Angus fired up the arpeggiator for Thunderstruck.

Rosie certainly is a whole lotta woman :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 17, 2009, 10:55:56 AM
I can't believe that in a venue that size we may actually have been sitting relative close to each other - I was in Block 104, row W near the back of the first tier, sort of on one of the corners.  And I say 'sitting' but it was standing throughout  ;D

I did worry about how far away everything was when The Answer were on, but they had clearly been told the catwalk was out of bounds, and did not have the benefit of the big screens - how brilliant to see Angus solos being shown in close up !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 17, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
I just ate a banana like a monkey would eat it, cheered me up no end.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on April 19, 2009, 03:22:24 PM
I just ate a banana like a monkey would eat it, cheered me up no end.
Hanging from the roof of the enclosure, displaying your privates to a selection of passing families? ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 19, 2009, 08:02:44 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Sorry for all the pointless smiley posts but everybody has been on top form today!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 20, 2009, 10:49:18 AM
I just ate a banana like a monkey would eat it, cheered me up no end.
Hanging from the roof of the enclosure, displaying your privates to a selection of passing families? ???

That does it for me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 20, 2009, 11:24:43 AM
It's not complete unless you throw your faeces at a camera crew.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 20, 2009, 12:26:37 PM
it's part of the new talent show - New Faeces.

Unfortunately, I watched a couple and they were complete shit.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 20, 2009, 12:33:09 PM
it's part of the new talent show - New Faeces.

Unfortunately, I watched a couple and they were complete shit.

Rob, you must tell the story about your American ex-grilfriend and your encounter with that monkey in the LA zoo.  :o :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 20, 2009, 12:40:31 PM
My grilfirend is George Foreman

I love a good typo, me  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 20, 2009, 01:00:47 PM
well, she wasn't my girlfriend and it was actually London Zoo, but still...

we were watching a chimpanzee. It stared off into the distance and then carefully, with a philosophical look on its face, shat into its hand and started rubbing it into the wooden climbing frame with slow, deliberate circular strokes. Kim turned to me and said "Boy, is that chimpanzee bored."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 20, 2009, 03:21:40 PM
My grilfirend is George Foreman

I love a good typo, me  ;D

Well you've come to the right guy then.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on April 22, 2009, 07:05:48 AM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/blog/editors_corner/article/26357/ (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/blog/editors_corner/article/26357/)   :o  :P  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 22, 2009, 10:10:13 AM
They can't really complain. That contract was bound to end in a cock-up.

 ;D ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 22, 2009, 10:17:43 AM
it was the part where they find out the *other* guy is sterile too and his wife has to break it to him about his own children.

And who said the Germans don't have a sense of humour?

A pretty fucked up sense of humour, but still...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 22, 2009, 10:28:48 AM
That's brilliant, and also a bit similar to the Shameless storyline last night :B.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 22, 2009, 10:32:44 AM
Oh, and there is someone called Sarah Campbell on This Morning just now :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 22, 2009, 12:06:17 PM
I just found out you can get bacon flavoured water (http://www.mollibrands.com/benefits.html).



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 22, 2009, 12:16:23 PM
Scientist! You've invented bacon flavoured water haven't you scientist?

(http://beatleshelp.50megs.com/summary/caps/09_scijohn5.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 22, 2009, 01:04:00 PM
Back off man - I'm a scientist

(http://beetsalad.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ghostbusters-trio.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 22, 2009, 01:06:58 PM
better than water-flavoured bacon...

PS Isn't that Victor Spinetti, sometime in the 70's?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on April 22, 2009, 05:54:12 PM
I once thought Chicken Soda was a cool name for a band   :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 22, 2009, 06:08:11 PM
Back off man - I'm a scientist

(http://beetsalad.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ghostbusters-trio.jpg)

Oooh they look so young!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on April 24, 2009, 09:03:25 AM
My hair currently makes me look like the love child of Lion-O and Wolverine because of the way I accidentally let it dry, and have eyeliner on one eye because I practiced my eighties make up last night on one eye and couldn't get it all off. So now I look like some weird cartoon/comic/Clockwork Orange hybrid girl....


.....Bet the BT man is chuffed he got sent here today.


Also....eighties themed party tonight! Was actually going to dress as a Ghostbuster but would've been to pricey. Going to be Punktastic instead...mohawk and all! Woop!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 24, 2009, 12:57:15 PM
I drove by a Spanish (I think) lorry owned by a company called Rio Sol.  What made me smile was the logo R Sol...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 24, 2009, 01:20:37 PM
my mother saw a firm of builders called R.Singh and Sons - their slogan was "You've tried the cowboys - now try the Indians!"

but my favourite was a company called "Dean's Blinds" - their slogan was "Deanz meanz blindz!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2009, 02:18:42 PM
my mother saw a firm of builders called R.Singh and Sons - their slogan was "You've tried the cowboys - now try the Indians!"

but my favourite was a company called "Dean's Blinds" - their slogan was "Deanz meanz blindz!"

I read the first one Rob and I spluttered my Dr Pepper all over the screen. Truly wonderful.

My mate Andy saw a sign at an Indian restaurant that said 'Try our curry. You'll never get better.'


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on April 27, 2009, 09:14:35 AM
Leon always makes me smile.  Well, laugh.  Still trying to work out if it is at him or with him...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 27, 2009, 09:56:41 AM
Leon always makes me smile.  Well, laugh.  Still trying to work out if it is at him or with him...

or just near him...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on April 27, 2009, 11:43:30 AM
It seems that scientists have discovered that Swine flu and Bird flu have become linked.  They are calling this Flying Pig flu.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on April 27, 2009, 07:08:18 PM
Groan  ;D



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on April 28, 2009, 08:24:33 PM
I was playing Curious Things in Big Car today and Ridley (2) says "ossat tifish". I was truly amazed and very proud. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on April 29, 2009, 08:48:18 AM
now all we need to do is wait til the little tyke is old enough to buy our records...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on April 29, 2009, 05:40:38 PM
now all we need to do is wait til the little tyke is old enough to buy our records...
good to see I am not the only one to indoctrinate kids  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 29, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
They were playing James Blunt in the Tacobell in Romulus, Michigan.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on April 29, 2009, 08:38:57 PM
They were playing James Blunt in the Tacobell in Romulus, Michigan.

Oh dear, are you ok?

(p.s loved the pics from sat)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 29, 2009, 08:51:46 PM
A quick stop at the drive-thru shrink sorted me out.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on April 29, 2009, 09:29:09 PM
Hurrah!
Hey, missin' you already. ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2009, 04:44:05 PM
The "off to the shops" thread.  You lot are brilliant!!  ;D    ;D    ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 02, 2009, 02:16:09 AM
The hitch-hiking storm-trooper.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/3492270575_379b55d7ff.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2009, 10:14:13 AM
Isn't he a little short for a storm trooper?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 03, 2009, 02:13:41 AM
What? Oh, the uniform.  I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you. .... I brought a spare drum skin.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on May 03, 2009, 06:18:01 AM
delicious strawberries with cereal this morning :) I haven't eaten them since last summer!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 03, 2009, 10:56:29 AM
Sunshine, strawberries, and two tickets to see Ian Anderson at the Barbican tonight  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 03, 2009, 11:36:51 AM
500 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 03, 2009, 12:12:14 PM
...and the knowledgeable crowd rises to their feet to applaud this skillful display....

Well done Ma'am!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 03, 2009, 12:16:07 PM
Congrats on your sharkness too Nellie  ;D

You're much more of a prolific poster than me - I had a head start


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MissPurr on May 03, 2009, 02:33:20 PM
Chatting to Jim, Paul, Leon and Simon yesterday. Realising how talented those guys are and what such decent blokes. Also yapping to Sarah - You all made my night :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 03, 2009, 04:11:45 PM

You're much more of a prolific poster than me - I had a head start
That's very diplomatic ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 04, 2009, 07:40:05 AM
Chatting to Jim, Paul, Leon and Simon yesterday. Realising how talented those guys are and what such decent blokes. Also yapping to Sarah - You all made my night :)

A pleasure. The day is too young to have found anything to really make me smile yet. I'll get back to you all later...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 04, 2009, 09:20:17 AM
I smiled yesterday when I spotted some smoked salmon taramasalata in Sainsbury's. I wasn't brave enough to try it though.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2009, 11:12:54 AM
I prefer normal taramasalata.

Today and indeed yesterday, This is not a Prog Song is making me smile though I guess that should be on the Now Listening to Thread.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on May 04, 2009, 05:50:26 PM
Today and indeed yesterday, This is not a Prog Song is making me smile though I guess that should be on the Now Listening to Thread.

David and I went to Holland at Easter to see RPWL (and others - that show that Frost had to pull out of).  They did an absolutely brilliant version of this song.  It morphed into "Progging all over the world" and "Prog me like a hurricane".  Fantastic.  I really hope that they come back to the UK.

I just did a quick search on you tube and found these two..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPtXc5UwSjU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPtXc5UwSjU)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYCeCo03rE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYCeCo03rE)

They are from their Katowice show (the day after Tinyfish performed, I think).  I look forward to this DVD.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on May 04, 2009, 06:34:28 PM
[
I just did a quick search on you tube and found these two..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPtXc5UwSjU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPtXc5UwSjU)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYCeCo03rE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYCeCo03rE)

They are from their Katowice show (the day after Tinyfish performed, I think).  I look forward to this DVD.
yes, you are correct  :) Their gig in Katowice was absolutely fab! Hope the DVD will show that...

As for "This is not a prog song" - were you looking at the screen during that song (if they used the screen then, of course)? The photos up there were absolutely hilarious in context of this song!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2009, 07:35:58 PM
Thank you for the links - tho never sure that Status Quo is a good thing even when done by somebody else  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 04, 2009, 09:14:41 PM
Phone interview tomorrow. Closest to a whiff of a job I can get at the moment, but it's something.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 04, 2009, 09:24:39 PM
Ooh! Good luck Sarah! Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 04, 2009, 09:27:19 PM
Thanks :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 05, 2009, 07:50:15 AM
Good luck Sarah! Thinking of you!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 05, 2009, 10:39:58 AM
Yes, good luck from me too! :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 05, 2009, 11:04:12 AM
Best of luck !

Saturday made me smile a lot (and not only with the Blind Ego bassist), which is lucky really because not an awful lot has made me smile since - I hate my job  >:( ::) :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 05, 2009, 11:26:17 AM
Good luck Sarah


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 05, 2009, 12:43:20 PM
Thanks everyone, 45 minutes til they phone and I am bizzarly nervous.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MissPurr on May 05, 2009, 01:44:39 PM
Relax and remember you are the best thing in the world to them (and to us of course!)!! xxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 05, 2009, 01:53:01 PM
Thanks for the good wishes everyone. Went as well as it could go, managed to bullsh*t my way through a couple of the thougher questions since it's a job I've never done before and know nothing about. Should hear back within 24 hours if I've been succesful to get a face to face interview.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 06, 2009, 11:06:47 AM
Fingers (and indeed everthing) crossed for you.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 07, 2009, 12:43:13 PM
They emailed and I didn't get past the telephone interview. Not gutted as it was a pretty pants job.

I do, however have another phone interview with another company, and another one on friday - Woop! Swatting up for them now.

What made me smile today? Babysitting my 4 months old niece for 2 hours, at toddler group and getting to have a gossip and a biscuit while she slept. If my kids are half as cute as her, I'll be happy.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 07, 2009, 01:32:35 PM
I do, however have another phone interview with another company, and another one on friday - Woop! Swatting up for them now.


Don't wish to jinx things, but I think that went quite well. The woman was really nice and we had a good chat and I felt really relaxed, so fingers and awrat crossed for a callback for a face to face interview! Should here back in the next couple of days.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 07, 2009, 02:22:50 PM
That sounds very encouraging.  And certainly much better than a telephone interview I once had with a company in the USA (for a job in the UK), where I was left on the line for 45 minutes before someone said 'are you still there ? Sorry, we had finished at our end...'.  And then they dropped someone in from the States to take the job anyway.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 07, 2009, 06:48:22 PM
That sounds very encouraging.  And certainly much better than a telephone interview I once had with a company in the USA (for a job in the UK), where I was left on the line for 45 minutes before someone said 'are you still there ? Sorry, we had finished at our end...'.  And then they dropped someone in from the States to take the job anyway.

Seriously? That's ridiculous...

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 07, 2009, 06:51:51 PM
That sounds very encouraging.  And certainly much better than a telephone interview I once had with a company in the USA (for a job in the UK), where I was left on the line for 45 minutes before someone said 'are you still there ? Sorry, we had finished at our end...'.  And then they dropped someone in from the States to take the job anyway.

Seriously? That's ridiculous...

xx
@James: Strewth, ridiculous indeed.
Are you sure you didn't say "hang on a minute while I make a few notes...?  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 08, 2009, 09:49:21 AM
I had been on the line for 3 hours being interviewed by a succession of people and I think the last person to interview me thought there was another one to come...or maybe they were just waiting for me to type it all up  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2009, 09:59:04 AM
Are you sure you're not applying to go on Big Brother? Crossed lines can still technically happen you know.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 10:18:48 AM
Blinkin' 'eck James. I would've given them a piece of my mind. But only after they didn't give me the job of course ;D


What made me smile today? Well, no more than 2 minutes ago, I got a letter through the post inviting me for an interview at my old college to restart the course I had to leave. My tummy is doing flips, and I have 11 days to prepare for it and memorise a monologue. Jeepers!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 08, 2009, 10:22:52 AM
I suppose "Nell of the Yukon" (http://monologues.co.uk/1960-2000/Nell_of_the_Yukon.htm) wouldn't be suitable, would it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 10:36:42 AM
I suppose "Nell of the Yukon" (http://monologues.co.uk/1960-2000/Nell_of_the_Yukon.htm) wouldn't be suitable, would it?

It's bloody brilliant, and asking for a Lee Evans-esque, running-around-playing-all-the-parts type thing. Need to figure out how long it would be though as I'm limited to 3 minutes, but thanks so much for that :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 11:12:38 AM
I don't want to start a political debate or anything of that matter, but I came across this on another forum and found it really refreshing and it made me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEbJBFWIPk&feature=player_embedded

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 08, 2009, 12:11:04 PM
limited to 3 minutes

Just talk really, really fast...

Like the priests over in Ireland who can 'do' a mass in half the time it takes in any other country  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2009, 12:32:04 PM
I don't want to start a political debate or anything of that matter, but I came across this on another forum and found it really refreshing and it made me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEbJBFWIPk&feature=player_embedded

Sarah xx

Awww bless him. What a guy!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 12:52:39 PM
limited to 3 minutes

Just talk really, really fast...

Like the priests over in Ireland who can 'do' a mass in half the time it takes in any other country  :D

In all honesty, I will be so nervous I probably will talk fast.

Interview update - phone interview people from yesterday just phoned to say he thought the details fro yesterday were excellent and invited me for a face to face interview next week. Wayhey!

Simon, what a guy indeed. I wanted to give him a big cuddle.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 08, 2009, 12:55:21 PM
Face to face interview ?  And there was me thinking after phone interview he should come on here for the next part  ;)  Interview by forum - he gets to interview you, and more importantly we get to quiz him...

Sounding great - good luck !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 08, 2009, 01:54:18 PM
Face to face interview ?  And there was me thinking after phone interview he should come on here for the next part  ;)  Interview by forum - he gets to interview you, and more importantly we get to quiz him...

Sounding great - good luck !

"The question we have for you is this: What makes you think you are worthy to employ Sarah? Time is a factor in this test, so answer quickly."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 01:57:36 PM
Face to face interview ?  And there was me thinking after phone interview he should come on here for the next part  ;)  Interview by forum - he gets to interview you, and more importantly we get to quiz him...

Sounding great - good luck !

"The question we have for you is this: What makes you think you are worthy to employ Sarah? Time is a factor in this test, so answer quickly."

Haha, you bunch of plonkers.

I will, however, recommend this method should he be unsure after the interview....

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 08, 2009, 02:13:32 PM
Then ask him to tell you only the good things that come to mind when he thinks about his mother.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 08, 2009, 02:28:15 PM
A tortoise...what's that ?

(http://felfoldi.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/_42962601_tortoise_afp416.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 03:05:24 PM
A tortoise...what's that ?

(http://felfoldi.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/_42962601_tortoise_afp416.jpg)

Oh my god that's one of the cutest things I have ever seen... *flails and squeals in a girly fashion*
xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2009, 03:08:06 PM
Then ask him to tell you only the good things that come to mind when he thinks about his mother.

For those of you who are unaware. Our Rob is taking some choice quotes from Blade Runner.  ;D

(http://media.bladezone.com/contents/film/image-library/Images/0300509_Leon_Holden.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on May 08, 2009, 03:22:08 PM
A tortoise...what's that ?

(http://felfoldi.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/_42962601_tortoise_afp416.jpg)

Oh my god that's one of the cutest things I have ever seen... *flails and squeals in a girly fashion*
xx

The tortoise on the cute finger is quite nice too.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 08, 2009, 05:44:43 PM
That picture is now the desktop wallpaper on my PC ;D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 08, 2009, 09:49:50 PM
Si, I'm not getting your pictures?!?!?!?!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2009, 10:36:58 PM
Me neither, 404 on that url


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2009, 07:36:49 AM
I think my hotlink has been discovered and duly frogmarched down to the 404 clink.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 09, 2009, 07:00:58 PM
My no.1 son was 6 today and he did a maypole dance with all his little friends at the school fayre.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2009, 11:18:09 PM
awww  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on May 10, 2009, 07:13:59 AM
London Irish 17 - Quins 0.  I know that this means absolutely nothing to around 87 people on this forum. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 10, 2009, 07:53:46 AM
There you are wrong as I live not 2 miles from the Harlequins ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 11, 2009, 09:28:12 AM
Saw Gandalf and Jean-Luc in Waiting for Godot on Saturday and it was fantastic - Madame Cholet enjoyed it too.

Next weekend we have NO PLANS, and I intend to keep it that way - phew busy wizzy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 11, 2009, 10:06:35 AM
My daughters third birthday party.  (Made me quite stressed too  ;D)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 12, 2009, 08:41:26 PM
I love the internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyR-_OqC5SQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyR-_OqC5SQ)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 12, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
lol - I nearly stopped watching glad I didn't


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 12, 2009, 09:11:01 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 13, 2009, 12:00:42 AM
That is one of the silliest things I have seen in a long while.  :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 13, 2009, 09:01:55 PM
First Celebrity Swine Flu Victim  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 16, 2009, 10:29:29 PM
We usually get 0 point.

Not this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JRtGMBUz0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JRtGMBUz0)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 16, 2009, 11:44:20 PM
Did you win then?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 17, 2009, 12:25:11 AM
I think so. Norway got 387 points. Number two got 218.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 17, 2009, 08:37:36 AM
I hope it is firmly stuck in your head now :D
Grats Bo and the Furry Tail. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 17, 2009, 09:55:47 AM
I think it was his violin that made the difference. Last time Norway won there was a violin involved as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJA3wvcxC8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJA3wvcxC8)

So the key to winning Eurovision is to include a violin solo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 17, 2009, 10:27:29 AM
It's a good old toe-tapper....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 17, 2009, 09:46:47 PM
My money was on Moldova. It's got a fantastic opening and then just goes bonkers. I loved it to bits!  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GGIYX-ClQ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GGIYX-ClQ4)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on May 18, 2009, 02:43:26 AM
What made me smile - speaking to that bald guitarist fella from Tinyfish on Skype this morning! :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 18, 2009, 11:39:51 AM
I wanted Ukraine to win. I thought it was a brilliant entry.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 18, 2009, 12:52:40 PM
that was the "Anti-Crisis Girl" wasn't it? I thought that was a particularly anime name :-) And I liked it a lot too.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 18, 2009, 07:23:43 PM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/fail-owned-mike-litoris-name-fail.jpg?w=500&h=384)

Not sure if this is real.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 18, 2009, 08:40:05 PM
Oh dear.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 18, 2009, 09:38:49 PM
I know it's been posted before but I like this one

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uM7lK710y7I/SQ7eQ8V8LhI/AAAAAAAABoE/zzidNjPpAJ8/s400/welsh+sign.jpg)

The sign was put up in Swansea and the Welsh translation of the English portion of the sign was obtained by the signmakers by sending the English text in an email to a translation department.

Unfortunately, in this instance, the Welsh they put on the sign translates into : 'I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated'  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 18, 2009, 10:29:59 PM
Oh that is fantastic Pedders.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 19, 2009, 10:18:04 AM
Remembering the words to "The Human Jungle" (http://www.jazzbutcher.com/htdb/lyrics/human_jungle.html) by the Jazz Butcher...



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 20, 2009, 09:06:18 PM
How many familiar names there are on the Touchstone forum :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 20, 2009, 09:51:37 PM
Re Pedders' Welsh translation, I've always been particularly fond of
this lovely one. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4794753.stm)

Someone's taking the proverbial pee, presumably?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 20, 2009, 10:51:16 PM
Loved it Catherine. Life is funnier, stranger and more fun than any writer could ever purposely make it. Unless you are Terry Pratchett of course.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 21, 2009, 10:45:18 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

I have my introduction to Welsh exam on June 11th, the day before my birthday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 21, 2009, 06:23:09 PM
UB, we shall think of you while we are at the Frost*/Dream Theater gig in Leeds!

(and that's where I got the picture from  ;))


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 21, 2009, 07:04:50 PM
I cooked a pound of pork chipolatas for supper tonight... which made me think of Pedro for some strange reason... :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 25, 2009, 06:21:34 PM
Big fun had today with the 200ft stomp rocket with both sons, both nephews and big bruv. Tee Hee! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 25, 2009, 06:29:01 PM
Photos??  It sounds interesting.

What made me smile is I am going to Turkey in about six weeks or two days after I get back from Loreley  ;D  ;D Bit of a carbon footprint this year  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 28, 2009, 09:38:06 AM
Having reached a ripe old age where I can indulge my mid-life crisis by filling in the gaps in my childhood (a mid-life crisis approved of by Mme Cholet as it doesn't involve chasing inappropriate womblesses)....

I am now the proud posessor of a Blue Peter Badge. ;D

Hurrah for ebay.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 28, 2009, 03:07:18 PM
I am now the proud posessor of a Blue Peter Badge. ;D

Does owning a Blue Peter Badge qualify as part of a mid-life crisis? If so, where does that put motorcycles and playing in a Rock band?  ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 28, 2009, 04:39:43 PM
Listening (and jumping around) to 80's music while cleaning the kitchen.

Any recommendations?

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on May 28, 2009, 05:19:29 PM
Listening (and jumping around) to 80's music while cleaning the kitchen.

Any recommendations?

xx

Too Shy, by Kajagoogoo .. that song will stick in your brain until there's no room for anything else   :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 28, 2009, 05:33:23 PM
And Altered Images - Happy Birthday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2009, 05:43:38 PM
proper Marillion?  ;D  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2009, 06:24:43 PM
*adopts pirate accent* Arrrr, them's fightin' words!

(http://www.thepickards.co.uk/images/pirate63.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 28, 2009, 09:44:16 PM
proper Marillion?  ;D  ;)

ooOOOoooh...handbags at dawn! :P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2009, 09:52:24 PM
Hurriedly changing the subject  ;D I am currently smiling as I have reconciled our repairs contract.  This is a system I have created myself so I am very very glad it worked  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on May 28, 2009, 09:56:08 PM
I have no idea what that means, but I am glad it makes you smile :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on May 29, 2009, 07:58:52 AM
My 80's recommendation is "Lawn Chairs" by "Our Daughter's Wedding"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 29, 2009, 11:23:13 AM
proper Marillion?  ;D  ;)

You. Me. Outside. Again.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 29, 2009, 06:27:46 PM
proper Marillion?  ;D  ;)

You. Me. Outside. Again.  ;)

Can you jump about to "proper" Marillion? I wouldn't say it was 80's pop. :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 30, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
proper Marillion?  ;D  ;)

You. Me. Outside. Again.  ;)

Can you jump about to "proper" Marillion? I wouldn't say it was 80's pop. :-\

Market Square Heroes. Released March 1983.
Assassing. Released March 1984.
Incommunicado. Released May 1987.

Alternatively...

Hooks in You. Released August 1989.
The Uninvited Guest. Released November 1989.

The defence rests, m'lud.
 ;)

The defence rests m'lud  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 30, 2009, 12:28:34 PM
I am starting to get the feeling that Jim actually likes Marillion.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on May 30, 2009, 12:36:25 PM
Don't say that dude!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 30, 2009, 04:22:02 PM
Lego Gumby

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/61/201199961_665d1e9edc.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2009, 11:54:11 PM
Emma saying she would only dance if they played that sitty down one - and they did  ;D  Seeing some fab costumes though they did all seem to be hired and Jim - Charlotte was quite an attractive Charlies Angel.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 31, 2009, 08:19:38 AM
Emma saying she would only dance if they played that sitty down one - and they did  ;D  Seeing some fab costumes though they did all seem to be hired and Jim - Charlotte was quite an attractive Charlies Angel.

Ah-ha! So you met Charlotte then?!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on May 31, 2009, 10:36:10 AM
I have met her before at related do's.  My husband is a friend of her friend.  She was pleased you have finally succumbed to facebook.  Twitter next??


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on May 31, 2009, 10:48:00 AM
I have met her before at related do's.  My husband is a friend of her friend.  She was pleased you have finally succumbed to facebook.  Twitter next??

Twitter? Oh God no. Haven't you noticed the word "twit" in there? Much of Facebook is utterly vacuous but Twitter really is beyond the pale.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 31, 2009, 11:42:16 AM
I quite like Twittering ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 31, 2009, 02:20:07 PM
also contains "witter" as in witter on.

I can do facebook if I have to but Twitter is just one "social network" too far. Whatever happened to email, phone  and meeting up for a beer?

And of course moaning about social networking on an internet forum  ;D

Now THAT, Alanis, is ironic.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on May 31, 2009, 03:36:54 PM
I quite like Twittering ;D

Oh come on, twittering is so 2008. The newest thing is audioboo where you publish an audio blog and it lets your friends audio blog back. Now if they could only come up with some kind of gizmo which allows you to talk simultaneously ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 31, 2009, 05:18:02 PM
I really don't like telephones! I would much rather respond to someone when I have time or when it's convenient to me. Most people seem to call me when I'm putting the kids in the bath or to bed or I am eating.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on May 31, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
I really don't like telephones! I would much rather respond to someone when I have time or when it's convenient to me. Most people seem to call me when I'm putting the kids in the bath or to bed or I am eating.
Do you know, for a moment, I thought you meant you don't do all those things at the same time!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on May 31, 2009, 08:49:44 PM
I really don't like telephones! I would much rather respond to someone when I have time or when it's convenient to me. Most people seem to call me when I'm putting the kids in the bath or to bed or I am eating.
Do you know, for a moment, I thought you meant you don't do all those things at the same time!
Hah! Don't even go there ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 01, 2009, 08:21:49 PM
2 fledgling robins in the garden, flapping away.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 03, 2009, 09:23:25 PM
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead.

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/images/_uploads/images/candidates/debrabarr_large01.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 03, 2009, 10:48:22 PM
Booking my first Archery session in four years.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 04, 2009, 12:25:54 PM
Oooh, very swish!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 04, 2009, 06:08:59 PM
Swish....thud!

*sounds of trumpets followed by a mighty laugh, then the sound of horses hooves galloping into the distance*

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


(http://www.theatreorgans.com/mi/redford/movie/pictures/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 04, 2009, 07:29:51 PM
Go on, Simon.....AudioBoo awaits.....unless you don't have an iPhone or suitably equipped iPodTouch...or know anyone with either....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 04, 2009, 10:08:52 PM
Listening to Jem's Boos really takes me back to a time when we were both kids making spoof comedy tapes. I think it all stems from the fact that as children, we discovered that Dad had a load of Goon Shows on vinyl which we listened to endlessly (even today, I could quote you almost every line from the Lurgi Strikes Britain episode). From there we graduated to other radio shows like I'm Sorry I have A Clue, Radio Active and On The Hour. All of them understood that if you didn't have any pictures, you could make the sounds do almost anything to create impossible pictures in your own head.

Spike Milligan was a bloody genius.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 04, 2009, 10:32:14 PM
Amen to that!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 05, 2009, 01:46:22 PM
Testify!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 05, 2009, 01:56:31 PM
Going to see Lewis Black on Sunday at the Udderbelly on the South Bank.

He and David Cross are my favourite living US comics, and I will have seen both of them in the space of a year.

Shame it's going to pee down on Sunday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 05, 2009, 02:17:10 PM
Going to see Lewis Black on Sunday at the Udderbelly on the South Bank.

He and David Cross are my favourite living US comics, and I will have seen both of them in the space of a year.

Shame it's going to pee down on Sunday.
I had a tweet from Bill Bailey who went to this the other day and said it was fab.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 07, 2009, 05:30:35 PM
The late Clement Freud's barometer story.

Quote from: Clement Freud
I was for six years rector of the University of Dundee. As rector, one would chair the court of the University. There was one occasion when a physics student came to us with a complaint. He had, in the course of his final year physics exam been asked a question. He had been asked ‘How would you guage the height of a skyscraper, using a barometer?’

He had answered that he would take the barometer to the top of the skyscraper. He would tie a piece of string to it, and lower it to the ground. He would then measure the elapsed string, add the length of the barometer, and that would be the height of the skyscraper.

He was failed for showing a total ignorance of physics. He appealed to us on the grounds that he had given a correct answer and received no credit for it. And the marks were important to the quality of his degree.

We considered, and then accepted he had a point and so appointed an external examiner to ask the question again. When the examiner met him, he said to the student ‘You’ve had plenty of time to answer it, so come on what is your answer?’

The student said, ‘It isn’t as simple as that. I could of course go to the top of the skyscraper, and drop the barometer. And then with an accurate stop watch record the length of time taken for it to hit the ground and then, bearing in mind the falling speed of the object, I could give you a pretty good idea of what the height of the skycraper is.

Or, and this is I imagine what you had in mind, I could measure the barometric pressure at the top of the building, and then again at the bottom.

But on consideration, what I think I would do, would be to go to the janitor and say to him, “If you tell me the height of this skyscraper, I will give you a barometer.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 07, 2009, 06:04:44 PM
I just noticed that I'm now a salmon! Crikey! That's cheered me up no end.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 07, 2009, 07:53:36 PM
Have you heard either way yet?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 07, 2009, 07:57:13 PM
no  :'( I'll probably know by the end of tomorrow though, and certainly by the end of the week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 07, 2009, 09:52:31 PM
Probably doesn't apply in this case but I think tomorrow is the last date to give 12 weeks notice for departure at the end of August. About half of the guys (if not all) in our place will prolly get their papers tomorrow because of that fact. :o)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 08, 2009, 03:11:07 PM
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/08062009/5/carradine-killed-kung-fu-assassins-0.html

Not smiling at his death, but at the notion of secret kung-fu assassins

I know in reality they are murderers just like the Somali pirates aren't Jack Sparrow, but some phrases are just joyful.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2009, 05:28:42 PM
Finding out this afternoon that my job is safe - for the time being - unlike those of 9 of my less fortunate colleagues. Work is going to be a bit grim for the next few weeks, but at least I still have a job.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 08, 2009, 05:56:10 PM
Good to know Catherine.  Feel for the others tho.

K made me smile - we have one of my developments quite close to our house and usually when we drive past K says that's your work but this morning she said "they had better put a roof on that or the wolf will get in"  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 08, 2009, 06:11:50 PM
I'm relieved for you Catherine.

I'm been made redundant twice myself, and it is not a nice feeling.  I feel for everyone that goes through it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2009, 06:13:43 PM
Good to know Catherine.  Feel for the others tho.

K made me smile - we have one of my developments quite close to our house and usually when we drive past K says that's your work but this morning she said "they had better put a roof on that or the wolf will get in"  ;D

From the mouths of babes, eh?

A few things made me smile to counteract the "Things that made me Blue" -

1. A presentation I gave to a client in San Fransisco this afternoon (via the internet I hasten to add - I did fly to San Fran for the day) seemed to go very well and I got the impression he was pretty impressed with the work I'd managed to crack out in 4 days.

2. Apparently someone wants to have a look at my house this coming weekend.

3. I realised that in 2.5 days I'll be in Sweden for just under a week, spending some quality time with Moni. And for that I am truly grateful. And happy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 08, 2009, 07:29:28 PM
Today is a good day.
I have accepted a sensible offer on my house and the vendor of the house I want in Wiltshire has finally accepted my offer. We are good to go!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 08, 2009, 07:44:05 PM
yay at Jim and Nellie


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 08, 2009, 08:48:59 PM
I bought a rucksack...

...I'm easily pleased.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2009, 09:40:03 PM
You are, aren't you!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 08, 2009, 10:34:24 PM
Mitch Benn of "The Now Show" fame etc. was doing some kind of stand-up gig via Twitter this evening.

He posted this lot, which raised a smile for me....

Hello tweeps! (leaves appropriate length pause for imagined response.... that'll do, continues)
As some of you will know, I'm principally a composer and performer of FUNNY SONGS (faint groan of dread resounds around internet);
Normally I never write funny words to old songs;
… but today I’m making an exception. The words will appear here and you’ll have to sing them to yourselves. Now you DO know this tune
but just to make it more fun I’m not telling you what it is. Shouldn’t take you a minute to figure it out.
Everybody ready? Here we go

Is this the real life?/No it’s the twitterverse/Life in short bursts of/Just one-forty characters
Stay in your house/And click on your mouse and seeee-/There is no need for actual activity…
Because it’s easy come, easy go, Follow or Un-follow/Anyway the topics trend, doesn’t really matter to me, to me(bong bong bong etc.)
Mama, I’m twittering/And I’m feeling slightly crazed/Been online for six straight days
Mama, life is almost gone/I haven’t even got up for a wee
Mama ooo-oo-oo-ooooo,You might want to get some help/If I still haven’t moved this time tomorrow/
Twitter on, twitter on, as if nothing really matters(bong bong bong bong BONG bong BONG bong…)
Too late, I’ve wet myself/Sends shivers down my legs/Boots are catching all the dregs
Goodbye everybody, I’ve got to go/I can always use my iPhone on the lav
Mama ooo-oooo-oo- (send out for a pi-zza) I don’t want to tweet, I sometimes wish I’d never logged on at all…
(Go Brian!)
(Still Brian!)
(here comes the opera section, darlings!) dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum
I see a little grainy twitpic of a man/SCARAMOUCHE SCARAMOUCHE WILL YOU START A NEW HASHTAG #lyricsthathavegota-referencetodoctor-WHO
Gallifrey-o Gallifrey-o Gallifrey-o Gallifrey-o Gallifrey-o and Skar-o PUNTASTIC-OOOO-OOO
I’m just a dull boy no-one re-tweets me HE IS JUST A DULL BOY WITH A SMALL FOLLOWING LET’S BLOCK HIM AND-STAMP ON HIS-BLACKBERRY
I am not on TV, will you follow me? BISMILLAH NO! WE WILL NOT FOLLOW YOU Follow me! BISMILLAH! WE WILL NOT FOLLOW YOU
Follow me! BISMILLAH! WE WILL NOT FOLLOW YOU WILL NOT FOLLOW YOU (follow me!) NEVER NEVER NEVER FOLLOW YOU-OO-OOO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Directmessage directmessage directmessage let me go /And @neilhimself has a devil on a shelf for me, for me, for meeee…(headbang NOW)
NER ner ner ner ne-neddler NER ner ner neddler-ner (etc.)
So you think you can spam me and twit in my eye/So you think you can love me and not @stephenfry
Oh baby - can’t do this to me baby, Just gotta log out-just gotta log right outta here (NER ner ner ner ne-neddler etc.)
(take it down, Brian…)
No-one really twitters/ Anyone can see/ No-one really twitters, No-one really twitters, to me…
(This is where the gong goes....) bonggggggg


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 09, 2009, 09:20:35 AM
That is very funny and you should post it everywhere. :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on June 09, 2009, 09:42:45 AM
that made me smile a lot too.

"I am not on TV, will you follow me?"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 09, 2009, 11:22:46 PM
3. I realised that in 2.5 days I'll be in Sweden for just under a week, spending some quality time with Moni. And for that I am truly grateful. And happy.

Yes, why would you not be happy going to the land of ikea, surstromming and basshunter?



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 10, 2009, 06:10:53 PM
Got my Summer's End tickets today.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 10, 2009, 06:16:41 PM
Me too!  ;D
Baffled by them being posted in Nottingham though. ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 10, 2009, 06:33:18 PM
Eeek - I hope mine come tomorrow then.

I've got two days off work which is a cause for smiling - although tomorrow I have my Welsh Language exam so I'm bricking it slightly - I haven't done an exam in about 15 years.

Then it's my Birthday on Friday and I'm going to see the Rake's Progress (Not that one) by Hogarth (Not that one) at the John Soane Museum then popping next door to the medical museum to look at babies in jars etc. Then it's off to Waitrose to get some exspensive food and home to cook and eat it.

I hope my mega-edition of Tubular Bells arrives in time. It might be the push I need to go 5.1


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 10, 2009, 09:24:55 PM
no post for me  :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 11, 2009, 10:45:13 AM
Yay - tickets came this morning

Although annoyingly so did my copy of Grand slam Tennis with the new Wii Motion control (lets you do spin/lobs etc.) while we were at Tesco getting drinks for a BBQ on Saturday.

Oh well - off to do some Welsh revision   :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 11, 2009, 10:47:38 AM
Good luck with your Welsh exam :)
Why are you doing a Welsh exam?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2009, 10:56:03 AM
Yeah, what she said (on both counts).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 11, 2009, 11:48:10 AM
We want to move to Cardiff in a few years and having some Welsh will be a distinct advantage when applying for public sector jobs there.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2009, 12:14:39 PM
Ah, it all becomes clear now. Remind me to hide you in my back packet the next time I take the pig trail up Snowdon.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 11, 2009, 12:40:36 PM
Ah, it all becomes clear now. Remind me to hide you in my back packet the next time I take the pig trail up Snowdon.
I think you'd better try that again? :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 11, 2009, 01:05:46 PM
Did he really say what I thought he said?!?!  :o  :o  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2009, 03:52:28 PM
 :D POCKET!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on June 12, 2009, 11:36:10 AM
The decision of coming to Cambridge Fest  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 12, 2009, 12:04:38 PM
The decision of coming to Cambridge Fest  :)

Yay!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 12, 2009, 04:55:17 PM
The decision of coming to Cambridge Fest  :)
I just ordered tickets for Saturday.  May be I'll see you there.  I'll be at the CRS stage for most of the day, I'm sure.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on June 12, 2009, 05:01:55 PM
woot! and I also have Summer's End Tickets - including the tickets for the shuttle bus :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on June 12, 2009, 05:16:37 PM
rob mine also arrived as well including the shuttle thingy bus....bagsy a seat near a window......


todders


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 12, 2009, 05:57:08 PM
I got a Red Panda for my birthday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 12, 2009, 05:58:15 PM
Happy Birthday Unc!
Have you had a spiffing day?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 12, 2009, 06:08:13 PM
woot! and I also have Summer's End Tickets - including the tickets for the shuttle bus :-)

I thought about the bus, but decided against it.  I recall spending hours sitting on the steps of the memorial thingy opposite.  I want the car to sit in during the intervals in case it rains.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 12, 2009, 07:47:56 PM
woot! and I also have Summer's End Tickets - including the tickets for the shuttle bus :-)

Fantastic sir - I just can't wait. All those drugs, naked women, wild parties...

...hold on this ticket says 'Progressive House Rave' You fool Hodgekiss!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 12, 2009, 08:00:57 PM
valid for one return trip a day?   ::)  Still better than last year and mustn't complain

what made me smile - Nellies increased Tinyfish powers! I hope it doesn't go to her head.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 17, 2009, 06:35:24 PM
Getting home and seeing a strange CD shaped parcel.  Thinking, I haven't ordered any CD's and so opened it.  Imagine the delight in finding the Frost* CD enclosed!!  YAY!!  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 17, 2009, 06:49:32 PM
I got my Frost* tour CD yesterday - it's really good! Dead impressed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 17, 2009, 07:32:06 PM
I got my tickets for the Cambridge Rock festival today - Saturday only, I'm afraid. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 17, 2009, 07:40:34 PM
I'll see you there then robh!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on June 18, 2009, 11:59:49 PM
The news that Porcupine Tree's new album is scheduled for release on 21st September - the exact date of my birthday! That's what I call a perfect b. present  ;D

oh, and being on holidays also made me happy  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 19, 2009, 11:06:55 AM
I'm gonna make paaaaaaaaaaaancaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakes. *p-p-p-pancakeface p-p-pancakeface*

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 19, 2009, 02:49:08 PM
I love pancakes. Sugar and lemon jucie; the taste of my childhood.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 19, 2009, 07:43:09 PM
My leave is approved so a long weekend in Cornwall next weekend awaits  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 19, 2009, 07:51:58 PM
I thought you were going for a whole week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 20, 2009, 09:15:03 AM
About to go make a cake for a Beard Hero party. All the men going have grown beards and we will all play guitar hero and get drunk and eat party food and play pass the parcel. I have the oddest friends...

Xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 20, 2009, 09:34:13 AM
THAT is brilliant!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 20, 2009, 09:41:16 AM
Sounds like an excellent party!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 20, 2009, 12:22:01 PM
Sounds a bit hairy to me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2009, 03:17:42 PM
About to go make a cake for a Beard Hero party. All the men going have grown beards and we will all play guitar hero and get drunk and eat party food and play pass the parcel. I have the oddest friends...

That is completely awesome. I say that even though my beard growing abilities are almost nil.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 20, 2009, 05:32:57 PM
Unlike Tim Eyles who shaves one side of his face and before he's finished shaving the opposite side already has a full beard where he shaved just moments earlier.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 20, 2009, 09:59:14 PM
I could go for a whole night of La Grange

(http://dietrichthrall.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/zz_top.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 21, 2009, 09:15:16 PM
Hungover and dying. Feel pathetic. Beard hero was amazing. *curls up in a ball to feel sorry for self and remember why she doesn't like drinking*



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 21, 2009, 09:41:12 PM
I received a spam email today which made me chuckle.  "Happy Father's Day, Dad" it said.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 21, 2009, 10:32:43 PM
I've just finished a bag of Minstrels after enjoying the new Top Gear and James May documentary on the Moon. Television is watchable again!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 22, 2009, 10:06:17 PM
I've just finished a bag of Minstrels after enjoying the new Top Gear and James May documentary on the Moon. Television is watchable again!  ;D
So is it true that The Stig is Michael Schumacker?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 22, 2009, 10:13:39 PM
Well, it was Michael Schumacher who appeared when The Stig's helmet was removed on Sunday night... but I believe the chap who is popularly reputed to be The Stig is a gentleman by the name of Ben Collins.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 23, 2009, 09:09:39 PM
My son announced he is getting married ;D





He's 6 :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 23, 2009, 09:27:07 PM
Don't worry, just tell the bride-to-be's parents that you will expect an enormous dowry when their daughter marries your son.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 23, 2009, 11:07:17 PM
My son announced he is getting married ;D

He's 6 :-\
They grow up so fast nowadays.  :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 24, 2009, 08:35:30 AM
Don't worry, just tell the bride-to-be's parents that you will expect an enormous dowry when their daughter marries your son.

I can't imagine that they will be able to afford it, what with the repayments for their tattoos. ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
Nice! I presume the bride-to-be has pierced ears already then - and is busy planning her first tattoo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 24, 2009, 04:01:51 PM
From the latest patch notes for the MMORPG Age of Conan.

"Due to sexual equality, female characters should now also properly be dismembered during fatalities."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2009, 05:58:51 PM
How considerate of them!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2009, 06:09:41 PM
Yes, there's nothing worse and more likely to cheese an ardent feminist off than improper dismemberment, I always say.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 24, 2009, 06:54:39 PM
A colleague went to McDs today.  The problem is that the restaurant is closed, but the drive through is open.

Being car-less, he queued up with the cars - when the cars moved forward, so did he.  Eventually he got to the window where they refused to serve him.  It seems that McDs have a Health and Safety policy not to serve pedestrians at the drive through counter.  The server even showed him the rules, and offered to make a copy for him to take away.

So, he went to the start of the driver through, hitched a lift, and bought the burger that way.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 24, 2009, 08:45:41 PM
A colleague went to McDs today.  The problem is that the restaurant is closed, but the drive through is open.

Being car-less, he queued up with the cars - when the cars moved forward, so did he.  Eventually he got to the window where they refused to serve him.  It seems that McDs have a Health and Safety policy not to serve pedestrians at the drive through counter.  The server even showed him the rules, and offered to make a copy for him to take away.

So, he went to the start of the driver through, hitched a lift, and bought the burger that way.

Now THAT is f**king genius.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 24, 2009, 08:58:36 PM
A colleague went to McDs today.  The problem is that the restaurant is closed, but the drive through is open.

Being car-less, he queued up with the cars - when the cars moved forward, so did he.  Eventually he got to the window where they refused to serve him.  It seems that McDs have a Health and Safety policy not to serve pedestrians at the drive through counter.  The server even showed him the rules, and offered to make a copy for him to take away.

So, he went to the start of the driver through, hitched a lift, and bought the burger that way.

Now THAT is f**king genius.  ;D

Just practicing ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 24, 2009, 09:02:39 PM
very good Mistress Moderator, have you got your fishnets on?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 24, 2009, 09:07:58 PM
very good Mistress Moderator, have you got your fishnets on?
Wouldn't you like to know ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 25, 2009, 08:40:41 PM
I would like to see pictures ...

(This will probably be moderated but I can live hope)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 25, 2009, 08:45:32 PM
My hotel has a bar.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3661085752_819d3d084a.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 25, 2009, 08:52:19 PM
nick me a glass


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2009, 09:58:33 PM
That's brilliant Bo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 26, 2009, 08:12:11 AM
The view from my hotel room.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3660245707_3a19ab880a.jpg)

Have I mentioned how happy I am having some time off work?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2009, 08:33:39 AM
Is there a tightrope walkers convention going on at the hotel Bo?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 26, 2009, 09:13:39 AM
And what is the bollard in the field for?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 26, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
I have here in my hand a 40 page publication called "A Guide to Queueing for the Championships" published for the Wimbledon tennis thingy.   ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 26, 2009, 11:14:26 AM
40 pages?  :o :o I could do it in 2 lines.

Stand behind the person in front of you. Wait patiently.
Er... that's it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2009, 02:16:59 PM
What about another page for sometimes checking your watch or phone for the time?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2009, 03:54:09 PM
And saving your place during loo breaks.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 26, 2009, 04:08:12 PM
No, surely you'd just relieve yourself in the queue with a savage joy?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 26, 2009, 04:09:22 PM
Is there a tightrope walkers convention going on at the hotel Bo?

Don't knock the cables man, one of them is bringing me Broadband  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 26, 2009, 04:13:10 PM
Is there a tightrope walkers convention going on at the hotel Bo?

Don't knock the cables man, one of them is bringing me Broadband  :)

I'm simultaneously disappointed and impressed that you go all the way to (wherever you've gone - Cornwall?) and then spend your time on this 'ere forum. (Wherever you've gone - Cornwall?) must be VERY dull.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 26, 2009, 04:38:20 PM
Hey, yesterday I drove 270 miles, spent a couple of hours spelunking in Cheddar.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3660244745_0a17f61e43.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/3661042726_268f520086.jpg)

Arrived at my hotel. Had dinner and then went for a nice walk to the beach.

 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3663169812_28880f6d80_o.jpg)

Today I was up at the crack of dawn. I have been to the Eden project, have visited Truro and it's Cathedral. I am just back relaxing for an hour or two before dinner and then hitting the beach. I am multi-tasking.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3662345277_0a61247754.jpg)

So it is not like I am sitting in my room all day posting  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 26, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
I love the Eden Project - if anybody hasn't been you simply must!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2009, 06:02:31 PM
No, surely you'd just relieve yourself in the queue with a savage joy?

 :D Class.

I love the Eden Project - if anybody hasn't been you simply must!

It's on the list of my things-to-do-when-the-opportunity-arises. It's a very long list...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2009, 12:12:41 AM
No, surely you'd just relieve yourself in the queue with a savage joy?

Good one!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2009, 01:03:07 PM
Can we have an emoticon for doing anything with a savage joy? Oh, the hilarity would ensue.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2009, 01:23:30 PM
something like this
 ;D

but with fiercer eyes?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 27, 2009, 05:36:54 PM
A tuba is for life not just for Christmas.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/3665075515_7ecd79d662.jpg)

Today I have been to Land's End where I was pleased to discover a Dr. Who exhibition.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 27, 2009, 07:20:58 PM
The only thing that I recall from the museum at Land End was a picture of two guys, with their eyes blanked out, standing next to a Ferrari.  They had driven from Lands End to John O Groats and back in 24 hours.  The picture gave a distance travelled, but didn't give an average speed.  I worked it out at almost exactly 70mph.  And there was a statement like - it is believed that they didn't always stick to the speed limit.

Too &^£%&* right! 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2009, 08:17:35 PM
Many, many years back our first prog band (Freefall) decided to rent a cottage down in Cornwall for a week to write music. A big mistake as all we really did was treat it as a mad holiday. I remember the band visiting Land's End just after they opened it as a theme park. The attractions were rubbish but you could still wander up to the cliffs right at the tip (which I'm told you can't do now). We crawled up to the end and looked over thinking 'Wow, the most southern point of the British Isles.' What we actually saw were a pair of surly looking gulls sitting on a bit of rock jutting out a few feet away.

They were the most miserable southern gulls in the UK. Typical.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 27, 2009, 08:53:26 PM
Badgers Cross!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on June 27, 2009, 09:39:23 PM
They were the most miserable southern gulls in the UK. Typical.
Maybe because they'd just learned that the gulls at The Lizard were actually further south....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 27, 2009, 10:32:29 PM
And the Cornish Pasties on The Lizard are definitely superior to the ones at Land's End as well (the family and I carried out a comparative CP Survey last summer).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 29, 2009, 03:12:43 AM
Something made me smile this morning. I was listening to the big In The Cage medley thing from the Genesis gig at Old Trafford in 2007 (which I was at  ;D ) while doing the washing up (I've become nocturnal) and I finished just as the Duke's Travels segment came on. When I saw this, it was probably the single most brilliant moment of my life (so far). I bounded up the stairs full of energy (like you usually are when you listen to Genesis  :P ) and opened the curtains in my bedroom as Afterglow started.

I just sat on the bed in the dark, looking out at the distant orange street lights glowing in the fog. I haven't felt so content and satisfied in a long time. I was taken back a few years to when I used to walk home from school in the Autumn as it was just getting really dark, listening to Duke, Wind And Wuthering or The Dark Side Of The Moon or something. I felt content, relaxed and happy then and I felt it again just now.

It's kind of hard to explain those feelings felt at those times and places that become so significant to us, but the point stays the same - it made me smile.  :)

(I like brackets and putting things into italics.)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2009, 08:34:15 AM
Saw my best man yesterday for the first timne since our wedding almost a year ago.

She's over from New Zealand for a couple of weeks.

We went to Waxy O'Connors on Wardour Street and had a Sunday Roast, a few Caffreys and a large Whiskey to finish off.

I had a bit of a snooze in the evening. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2009, 09:19:17 AM
Something made me smile this morning. I was listening to the big In The Cage medley thing from the Genesis gig at Old Trafford in 2007 (which I was at  ;D ) while doing the washing up (I've become nocturnal) and I finished just as the Duke's Travels segment came on. When I saw this, it was probably the single most brilliant moment of my life (so far). I bounded up the stairs full of energy (like you usually are when you listen to Genesis  :P ) and opened the curtains in my bedroom as Afterglow started.

I just sat on the bed in the dark, looking out at the distant orange street lights glowing in the fog. I haven't felt so content and satisfied in a long time. I was taken back a few years to when I used to walk home from school in the Autumn as it was just getting really dark, listening to Duke, Wind And Wuthering or The Dark Side Of The Moon or something. I felt content, relaxed and happy then and I felt it again just now.

It's kind of hard to explain those feelings felt at those times and places that become so significant to us, but the point stays the same - it made me smile.  :)

(I like brackets and putting things into italics.)

Are you sure you're only 17 years old (or however young you claim to be)? What a vivid picture you just painted. Thank you.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 29, 2009, 04:21:15 PM
Yes, 18 years old with all the documentation to proove it.  ;)  I tend to be quite romantic with my descriptions of images and such. I then use those images to create music.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2009, 05:30:48 PM
The force is strong in this one  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 29, 2009, 07:13:05 PM
Yes, 18 years old with all the documentation to proove it.  ;)  I tend to be quite romantic with my descriptions of images and such. I then use those images to create music.  :)

Oh my, someone on here younger than me?! ;) :P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on June 29, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
Yes and in a few weeks everyone will hate me for it.  :P

 ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 30, 2009, 07:17:46 AM
Maybe not the best thing ever on TV but tonight the visual carnival ride that is CSI Miami returns with the crab-like Caruso donning and doffing his shades madly while all the Bruckheimer smiles flash blindingly.

Oh and Torchwood is back next week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 30, 2009, 07:50:36 AM
I am not sure I am excited about Torchwood or not. The ad with its "They are here" is very similar to Poltergeist.

I will watch it though.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 30, 2009, 08:01:32 AM
Yay, Torchwood! Brilliant! (I *love* John Barrowman...)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on June 30, 2009, 08:06:34 AM
Yay, Torchwood! Brilliant! (I *love* John Barrowman...)

Not as much as he does :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 30, 2009, 09:23:20 AM
Yay, Torchwood! Brilliant! (I *love* John Barrowman...)

Not as much as he does :D
:D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 30, 2009, 12:11:01 PM
Watching the tennis last night.  It was great.





Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 30, 2009, 12:28:23 PM
I had to keep going out of the room as I thought Murray was going to lose. I couldn't bear to see him losing all those points. The 1st set was dreadful, and the 4th set was pretty agonizing as he could have wrapped it up then if he'd only got it together a bit better. But the end of the 5th set was good!   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 30, 2009, 12:51:06 PM
I lost count of the number of times I shouted at him for netting a shot he should have got over.

I was convinced he'd lose when he lost the 4th set.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 30, 2009, 02:44:41 PM
The five set game is the British way it seems.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 30, 2009, 02:52:31 PM
The five set game is the British way it seems.

The five-set game is the Grandslam way. It's only at the US, French and Australian Opens plus Wimbledon where they play best of 5 sets for the men.  The ladies play best of 3 sets everywhere.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 30, 2009, 03:10:58 PM
No you silly arse, I meant that it's the British way to be rubbish for a while during a game and then just scrape through at the end, typically by winning the match, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 23-25, after 36 hours of constant play.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 03:12:38 PM
I'm setting up an Etsy shop and I am so excited and am feeling so inspired and happy and motivated and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on June 30, 2009, 03:22:24 PM
What are you going to be selling? Are there limits on what you're allowed to sell?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 03:26:01 PM
What are you going to be selling? Are there limits on what you're allowed to sell?

It has to either be handmade by the seller, or vintage with Etsy. It'll be knitted things, handmade accessories/jewellery, customised clothes and accessories, art and nicknaks.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on June 30, 2009, 03:38:30 PM
This sounds fab!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 30, 2009, 04:42:48 PM
No you silly arse, I meant that it's the British way to be rubbish for a while during a game and then just scrape through at the end, typically by winning the match, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 23-25, after 36 hours of constant play.

I got that. I was just being pedantic for the hell of it.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 04:44:15 PM
No you silly arse, I meant that it's the British way to be rubbish for a while during a game and then just scrape through at the end, typically by winning the match, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 23-25, after 36 hours of constant play.

I got that. I was just being pedantic for the hell of it.  ;D

You? Pedantic? Never...

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 30, 2009, 04:45:42 PM
No you silly arse, I meant that it's the British way to be rubbish for a while during a game and then just scrape through at the end, typically by winning the match, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 23-25, after 36 hours of constant play.

I got that. I was just being pedantic for the hell of it.  ;D

You? Pedantic? Never...

xx

*looks crestfallen, gazes at feet and shuffles a bit*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 04:48:50 PM
No you silly arse, I meant that it's the British way to be rubbish for a while during a game and then just scrape through at the end, typically by winning the match, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 23-25, after 36 hours of constant play.

I got that. I was just being pedantic for the hell of it.  ;D

You? Pedantic? Never...

xx

*looks crestfallen, gazes at feet and shuffles a bit*

...And you're sarcastic to boot.

:P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 30, 2009, 04:50:09 PM
I've just formed a secret cartel to force commodity prices up on an online trading game.

Bwa ha ha!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on June 30, 2009, 07:05:27 PM
I've just formed a secret cartel to force commodity prices up on an online trading game.

Bwa ha ha!

The dark machinations of the mind of Uncle Bulgaria...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 30, 2009, 07:33:39 PM
What are you going to be selling? Are there limits on what you're allowed to sell?

It has to either be handmade by the seller, or vintage with Etsy. It'll be knitted things, handmade accessories/jewellery, customised clothes and accessories, art and nicknaks.

xx

Hand-knitted scampi and lemon niknaks?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 08:15:30 PM
What are you going to be selling? Are there limits on what you're allowed to sell?

It has to either be handmade by the seller, or vintage with Etsy. It'll be knitted things, handmade accessories/jewellery, customised clothes and accessories, art and nicknaks.

xx

Hand-knitted scampi and lemon niknaks?

Yes. Exactly. :P

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on June 30, 2009, 08:50:22 PM
Very best wishes for your shop Sarah.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 08:53:40 PM
Thanking you kindly, good sir :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 30, 2009, 09:03:47 PM
There are no cakes! In fact, there is nothing at all to buy!
You should've knitted some cakes. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 09:06:19 PM
There are no cakes! In fact, there is nothing at all to buy!
You should've knitted some cakes. ;D

I only set it up last night! I have, however, just finished making the very first item which should be going up tonight, then I hope to add a couple more things over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunate thing is, as I haven't started my job yet, I have no money for supplies, so I can't yet spend money to make money. Once I've got round that though I should have quite a lot of stuff up :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on June 30, 2009, 09:26:22 PM
FAB! Good luck!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on June 30, 2009, 09:29:36 PM
Thanks deary :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on June 30, 2009, 09:31:53 PM
Good luck with that Sarah  :)

I am smiling cos Mr Prog worked!  Thank you Mouse and Nellie xxxx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 12:01:54 AM
Woo!  ;D

...Wait, does that mean I've made Prog fashionable in a way? Do I hear the sound of Satan ice skating to work?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 01, 2009, 11:09:01 AM
There are no cakes! In fact, there is nothing at all to buy!
You should've knitted some cakes. ;D

So the cake is a lie? (http://kotaku.com/gaming/t_shirt/portal-t+shirt-the-cake-is-a-lie-321318.php)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 01, 2009, 12:40:41 PM
There are no cakes! In fact, there is nothing at all to buy!
You should've knitted some cakes. ;D

So the cake is a lie?

Cake is a bikini wax and waiting for your nails to dry.
Cake is a pencil, scribbled all around your eye.
Cake is a pair of shoes that makes ya wanna die.

Cake is a lie.

Obviously I'm editing for comedic value.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: PeterF on July 01, 2009, 12:49:29 PM
I have your site bookmarked - looking forward to some goodies - us Scots must stick together - Good Luck!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 01, 2009, 05:30:57 PM
Woo!  ;D

...Wait, does that mean I've made Prog fashionable in a way? Do I hear the sound of Satan ice skating to work?

I think cos I will be wearing it, hell has not frozen over.  Sarah and fashion in the same sentence??  ;D  But it is fab and I love it!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 06:20:13 PM
I've scribbled Frost* Forum graffiti on the back of mine. I should add some Tinyfish lines too...  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2009, 09:09:22 PM
Ok folks, I have http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v201/softparody/?action=view&current=DSC04264.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v201/softparody/?action=view&current=DSC04264.jpg)
ready to be the first thing put on my etsy page. It's a 3 piece canvas, 5x7" per canvas, painted with acrylic (more photos on Photobucket).

I am stumped as to how much to realistically sell it for. How much would you each be willing to pay for it so I can put it up for a reasonable price?

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
I have your site bookmarked - looking forward to some goodies - us Scots must stick together - Good Luck!

Aww, that's lovely of you :) Updates will be slow at first, but the more I get into it, the more there will be :)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 01, 2009, 09:52:02 PM


I am stumped as to how much to realistically sell it for. How much would you each be willing to pay for it so I can put it up for a reasonable price?

Sarah xx

Without wishing to sound like an accountant..  how much were your materials and any other overheads and then stick on 10%...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2009, 09:55:20 PM


I am stumped as to how much to realistically sell it for. How much would you each be willing to pay for it so I can put it up for a reasonable price?

Sarah xx

Without wishing to sound like an accountant..  how much were your materials and any other overheads and then stick on 10%...

Good plan Batman. That would make it....£5.50. Is that reasonable. I would need to incorporate P+P for that so maybe £7.50, and Etsy get 3% of the sale price.

So does £7.50 sound like a reasonable price for that?

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 01, 2009, 10:02:04 PM
I think you could charge more, don't forget your time, skill and design.  But then I have no idea what I would pay for it, £15?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 01, 2009, 10:03:26 PM
You are not including the labour cost nor the artistic value. :)

I would say that is too cheap. It will not be worth your time to post it ...

What does similar items go for?

Edit:

Too cheap comment was regarding £7.50. £15 is more like it and still cheap.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2009, 10:06:11 PM
Wow, really? I can't really find similar items tbh. The only art I found was like £200 crazyness. I'll have another wee look though. Thanks for the advice!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 01, 2009, 10:12:42 PM
Does it cost to list even if it doesn't sell?  If not, stick it up at £50, or more.  If it doesn't sell you can always relist at a lower price, going down to a minimum of £15.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 01, 2009, 10:17:09 PM
It costs 20cents to list it, but it stays listen for 4 months, and then if it doesn't sell then you can relist it. I'll pop it up at £20 and see how it goes.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 11:38:14 PM
Looking at them makes me hungry, that's for true.  :)  Very nice, I hope they sell!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 02, 2009, 09:41:50 AM
Hehe, thanks mouse. Listed them last night and the sense of accomplishment has certainly made me smile. *squee*

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 02, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
More a grimace really. My 6 yo saying that "Uncle" Jackson had died of a heart attack. It's very sad, I wish I'd met "Uncle" Jackson.
No No No It's Michael and no you don't!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 02, 2009, 12:25:13 PM
The heavens opened and I had to run down the driveway in a bikini to close my car windows. I came back in and showed my nephews how wet my arms were from such a brief moment in the rain and my 4 year old nephew replied with 'Good for you'.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 02, 2009, 12:37:07 PM
Looks like those two years of sarcasm lessons have paid off for the little tyke :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 02, 2009, 12:46:39 PM
Looks like those two years of sarcasm lessons have paid off for the little tyke :D

He also came out with 'You know how much Andrew (his 6year old brother) faffs about? A million, that's how much.'

The man is a comic genius.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 02, 2009, 03:05:41 PM
I'm quite happy right now because I've got a powerful electric fan sitting in front of me. And yes, it is turned on and yes, it is facing my direction.

But where is the rain?! I want rain!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 02, 2009, 03:15:58 PM
Lucky git!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 02, 2009, 03:39:00 PM
The world has its way of getting revenge when somethings start going too right for me. And today, my punishment is having no bread to house the bacon that's already under the grill. Bah!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 02, 2009, 03:39:54 PM
The bacon was burnt.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 02, 2009, 04:13:22 PM
Nooooooooooo! :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 02, 2009, 09:04:25 PM
Woo!  ;D

...Wait, does that mean I've made Prog fashionable in a way? Do I hear the sound of Satan ice skating to work?

It would appear that there is demand, you should do the jpeg cafepress thing


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 02, 2009, 09:28:18 PM
Woo!  ;D

...Wait, does that mean I've made Prog fashionable in a way? Do I hear the sound of Satan ice skating to work?

It would appear that there is demand, you should do the jpeg cafepress thing

What's that then? All I know is that cafe has been mentioned and now I want cake. And I will get some. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 02, 2009, 10:28:03 PM
Woo!  ;D

...Wait, does that mean I've made Prog fashionable in a way? Do I hear the sound of Satan ice skating to work?

It would appear that there is demand, you should do the jpeg cafepress thing

What's that then? All I know is that cafe has been mentioned and now I want cake. And I will get some. :)

I make good cake.

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs102.snc1/5003_1079032412389_1123632582_30181518_6871379_n.jpg)

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 03, 2009, 06:17:39 AM
Now that looks impressive.   :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 03, 2009, 07:07:28 AM
Wow. Yes it does.
Were the ramparts meant to go all the way around but were just too tasty? ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 03, 2009, 09:08:56 AM
Fab cake. I would certainly have eaten the ramparts if I had been on guard there.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 03, 2009, 12:41:56 PM
It's like the Gaudi Cathedral in cake.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2009, 05:04:35 PM
Wow! That is so impressive! Unfortunately, it is a cake, and cakes must be eaten.

It is law.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 03, 2009, 11:34:25 PM
Wow! That is so impressive! Unfortunately, it is a cake, and cakes must be eaten.

It is law.  :)
Also true from the cake's perspective....it's their raisin d'eatre....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 03, 2009, 11:34:33 PM

It would appear that there is demand, you should do the jpeg cafepress thing

What's that then?

Wow at sarah's cake and http://groups.cafepress.com/


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 04, 2009, 09:14:25 AM
Wow at sarah's cake and http://groups.cafepress.com/

Are you saying that it is possible to make some Mr Prog t-shirts?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 04, 2009, 01:20:59 PM
I reckon so  ;D  I know that Mouse is a struggling student so I don't mind volunteering with the credit card if there is a demand.

What made me smile?

Damon off his head last night  ;D  Did you know that the Crystal Palace was in Hyde Park!?!  Then having some beauty pampering today.  I have pretty toes even the manky one nearly looks presentable.  ;D  Now a pub lunch before picking up holiday tickets and then getting kids.  Well the freedom can't last.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 04, 2009, 03:18:56 PM
I reckon so  ;D  I know that Mouse is a struggling student so I don't mind volunteering with the credit card if there is a demand.

I'm up for that - I'll check with David as well.  So, did Mouse design this?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2009, 04:14:33 PM
Aye sir, that I did. With thanks to a scary online Mr. Men generator and Photoshop. I still can't believe people want it on T-shirts, though! It's quite surreal!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 04, 2009, 04:45:22 PM
I wouldn't worry about how.  The key thing is having an imagination to create something like this.  

(Just realised a missing word - it's amazing the difference "NOT" makes)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2009, 07:07:43 PM
I agree, it's a brilliant t-shirt design.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 05, 2009, 06:37:33 PM
Ok - this is just a sample:-

http://groups.cafepress.com/projects/61562/shares/f1ee07

This is based on the value t-shirt which are £5.99 each.  There are nicer tees which are obviously more expensive.  Re the sample - do you want Mr Prog smaller, bigger, is he just right - also what colour should we go for if not white?  I will have a peruse and get back some prices and sizes.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 05, 2009, 06:49:08 PM
Are you sure there aren't any copyright issues? I'd hate to think of Pink Floyd AND the Mr. Men sueing (sp) you Ashleaze :-* ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 05, 2009, 07:25:48 PM
It is very cheap - much, much cheaper that the HoP one that I made last year.  And Mr Prog is in colour.  You can't really go too far wrong for that price, unless if the material is very thin (mind boggling at the moment).

I think that it looks great - the right size.  In terms of background colour, I'm happy with anything except black.  Why do bands insist on black?  Rob told me that they made a decision not to have black for Curious Things.  But it is rare.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 05, 2009, 07:37:09 PM
Are you sure there aren't any copyright issues? I'd hate to think of Pink Floyd AND the Mr. Men sueing (sp) you Ashleaze :-* ;D

yeah I wondered that too

I think Roger Hargreaves son is a bit of a stickler for that sort of thing but saying that if Mouse made it on a Mr Men maker site..??  I'm more concerned about the DSotM.  The site is full of designs you see at Burton, Next n Top Shop.  Maybe it is a bit dangerous.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 05, 2009, 08:19:24 PM
Are you sure there aren't any copyright issues? I'd hate to think of Pink Floyd AND the Mr. Men sueing (sp) you Ashleaze :-* ;D

yeah I wondered that too

I think Roger Hargreaves son is a bit of a stickler for that sort of thing but saying that if Mouse made it on a Mr Men maker site..??  I'm more concerned about the DSotM.  The site is full of designs you see at Burton, Next n Top Shop.  Maybe it is a bit dangerous.
I can assure you that I have only distributed 3 transfers of Mr. Prog. :-X


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 05, 2009, 08:46:29 PM
It'd be alright if they weren't distributed to make a business out of them, wouldn't it?

Just had a thought (gasp!) - was there a similar problem with the Frost* T-shirt with Tony the Tiger on it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 05, 2009, 09:28:38 PM
What made me smile today was waking up to this on my chest staring right at me.

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs178.snc1/6695_100338701789_628731789_2551035_6330129_n.jpg)

 :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 05, 2009, 09:49:14 PM
Cats; they make themselves at home anywhere don't they?  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 05, 2009, 09:50:55 PM
It'd be alright if they weren't distributed to make a business out of them, wouldn't it?

Just had a thought (gasp!) - was there a similar problem with the Frost* T-shirt with Tony the Tiger on it?
We don't have to do anything in a hurry.  I can't believe that David Gilmour will be wanting to take action on a handful of t-shirts.  And I think that this symbol would be hard to copyright - it's a pretty standard physics experiment.

The Mr Men symbol is a style thing - I don't suppose that Roger Hargreaves has a Mr Prog, and as long it is different to the published ones, I think we're OK.

We're a lot safer than the Frostie* Tony design, that's for sure.

Do I recall seeing somewhere that James is a lawyer?  We could ask him.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 05, 2009, 11:09:33 PM
What made me smile today was waking up to this on my chest staring right at me.

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs178.snc1/6695_100338701789_628731789_2551035_6330129_n.jpg)

 :D

xx
Bet you freaked when you saw the camera crew....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 06, 2009, 08:41:37 AM
It'd be alright if they weren't distributed to make a business out of them, wouldn't it?

Just had a thought (gasp!) - was there a similar problem with the Frost* T-shirt with Tony the Tiger on it?
We don't have to do anything in a hurry.  I can't believe that David Gilmour will be wanting to take action on a handful of t-shirts.  And I think that this symbol would be hard to copyright - it's a pretty standard physics experiment.

The Mr Men symbol is a style thing - I don't suppose that Roger Hargreaves has a Mr Prog, and as long it is different to the published ones, I think we're OK.

We're a lot safer than the Frostie* Tony design, that's for sure.

Do I recall seeing somewhere that James is a lawyer?  We could ask him.

In an bizarre twist of co-incidence, Simon, Paul, Nellie and myself all went to School with Roger Hargreaves' sons (or was it Grandsons?). I believe one of them, Thomas, was in Nellie's year. They lived down the road from me in East Sheen and only about 5 doors from our mate Rupert Toncic.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 06, 2009, 05:21:59 PM
I subscribe to the A.Word.A.Day (http://wordsmith.org/awad/index.html) service.

Todays word is Defenestrate.

(http://wordsmith.org/words/images/defenestrate_large.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 06, 2009, 08:14:05 PM

In an bizarre twist of co-incidence, Simon, Paul, Nellie and myself all went to School with Roger Hargreaves' sons (or was it Grandsons?). I believe one of them, Thomas, was in Nellie's year. They lived down the road from me in East Sheen and only about 5 doors from our mate Rupert Toncic.

cool claim to fame  ;D  Toncic?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 06, 2009, 09:25:13 PM
We found the best pub jukebox in the world today! I managed to single handedly piss off the whole pub by playing:

Genesis - I Know What I Like
King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
Marillion - Dry Land
Marillion - Garden Party
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Part 1) (My mate's choice - it made me proud  :) )
Pink Floyd - High Hopes
Rush - New World Man

We had to make a swift exit shortly afterwards.  :D  The machine even had ELP, Focus and Can!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 06, 2009, 11:53:54 PM
A man after my own heart!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 07, 2009, 07:18:53 AM
We found the best pub jukebox in the world today! I managed to single handedly piss off the whole pub by playing:

Genesis - I Know What I Like
King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
Marillion - Dry Land
Marillion - Garden Party
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Part 1) (My mate's choice - it made me proud  :) )
Pink Floyd - High Hopes
Rush - New World Man

We had to make a swift exit shortly afterwards.  :D  The machine even had ELP, Focus and Can!

Where is this temple of good music?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 07, 2009, 01:31:39 PM
It's The King's Head pub, which is in a small town called Guisborough. The town's near Saltburn, Redcar, a bit near Middlesbrough but preferrably nearer to Whitby. I think if I go in there again I'll be killed to death by the staff and locals, because I'll be putting on Squonk and Fanfare For The Common Man.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on July 07, 2009, 02:23:24 PM
One Night On Fire CD that has just landed on my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks just AWESOME!  :D  :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 07, 2009, 02:27:14 PM
Any chance of some pictures?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 07, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
One Night On Fire CD that has just landed on my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks just AWESOME!  :D  :D  :D  :D

Glerk!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 07, 2009, 04:17:05 PM
One Night On Fire CD that has just landed on my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks just AWESOME!  :D  :D  :D  :D

Just a few weeks longer.  Patience, patience....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 07, 2009, 05:01:19 PM
After several years trying one of my best friends gave birth to a boy today. He is 52 cm long, weighs 3620g and is called Jesper.  :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 07, 2009, 08:16:27 PM
The delivery date of the DVD is 27 July according to the Metal Mind site.  If you go to the page - or I think the page for any other DVD and keep refreshing, you'll get a Tinyfish advert as a banner as well...

"The first live DVD of the British Prog-Rockers"

"DVD capture the band in their element and features material from their trilogy albums ('Tinyfish', 'Curious Things' and 'The Big Red Spark')"

And of course, the Polish version has...
     "Wywiad z Simonem Godreyem i Robem Ramsayem"
which no one should miss.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 07, 2009, 08:51:00 PM
Wow, we're just like a real band...

...seriously though, that's great news to hear and if all goes well, there are more things in the pipeline to come.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 07, 2009, 09:14:21 PM
I just noticed that I'm a stingray!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 07, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
Anything could happen in the next half hour.  ;D

I'm looking forward to the next few days. I'm going to Leeds tomorrow to see M83 supported by Maps, then from Friday - Sunday I'm attending Guilfest in, er, Guilford. It's got a rather varied line-up, with Motorhead, The Stranglers, The Happy Mondays, Will Young being the Friday and Sunday night headliners. I'm looking forward to Saturday, where the two headliners are Joe Bonamassa and Brian Wilson. Unfortunately, they're on seperate stages, so I might have to completely miss one in favour of the other. Oh well.

Back on Monday. Cheerio!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 08, 2009, 01:41:10 PM
My buyer's Mortgage lender's Surveyor has just been round. Things are moving on.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 08, 2009, 03:47:28 PM
Huzzah!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 08, 2009, 04:51:10 PM
My buyer's Mortgage lender's Surveyor has just been round. Things are moving on.

Oooh, Jim! That's great! I'm keeping everything crossed for you.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on July 08, 2009, 05:22:49 PM
I can't be happier these days... yesterday live Tinyfish album arrived, today new Porcupine Tree album.... LIVE IS GOOD!

 :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 08, 2009, 06:16:21 PM
New Porcupine Tree album! I'm very envious!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 09, 2009, 07:36:16 AM
I can't be happier these days... yesterday live Tinyfish album arrived, today new Porcupine Tree album.... LIVE IS GOOD!

 :D

It's a rum state of affairs indeed when a fan of the band has the DVD and live album before the band does. Oh. Hang on a second. Oh yeah...  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 09, 2009, 06:11:27 PM
My buyer's Mortgage lender's Surveyor has just been round. Things are moving on.

Yay!

Also, 'Home Sweet Home' has sold! That has definately made me smile :D

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 09, 2009, 07:18:52 PM
woohoo!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 09, 2009, 07:21:08 PM
Should've priced it higher!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 09, 2009, 07:33:34 PM
Should've priced it higher!

It was $30, but I reduced it as I felt greedy :B

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 09, 2009, 08:15:12 PM
That's brilliant Sarah. Quick, make lots more!


My 2 yo practising counting today.  17.....18.....19....Saturday! :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 09, 2009, 08:43:51 PM
That's brilliant Sarah. Quick, make lots more!


My 2 yo practising counting today.  17.....18.....19....Saturday! :D

That is ridiculously adorable!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 09, 2009, 09:01:56 PM

Also, 'Home Sweet Home' has sold! That has definately made me smile :D


Grats, let us hope it is the first of many sales.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2009, 11:23:20 PM
Indeed, let's hope you sell one hundred Saturdays more.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2009, 10:49:09 PM
I have just done the washing up AND taken out the bin.  ;D This is money in the bank where wives are involved.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2009, 05:58:39 AM
Only if it is done properly... and without you going on about it...  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 13, 2009, 08:06:23 AM
Only if it is done properly... and without you going on about it...  ::)

I was going to write so much in response but... I won't.  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 13, 2009, 09:24:21 AM
Had our first wedding anniversary yesterday

Champagne, seafood and posh cakes amongst the celebrations

I got a print of Carvaggio's Supper at Emmaus (my favourite painting in the whole wide world)

I bought Mme Cholet a necklace of amethyst and freshwater pearls

(and any comments about the words pearl and necklace appearing in the same sentence will be regarded over the top of my glasses)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2009, 10:20:20 AM
It's alright - I don't think Leon posts here that often...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 13, 2009, 11:37:27 AM
Champagne, seafood and posh cakes amongst the celebrations
...surely that will make the wrappers all fishy and sticky....

(http://www.shindigs.co.uk/images/dr_e1888d511802dcbe90dccd0e282b6b72.png)

Congratulations!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2009, 12:19:53 PM
Yes big congrats on your 1st anniversary. What a romantic soul you are.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 13, 2009, 05:25:58 PM
Awww, Congratuchippolatas!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 13, 2009, 05:43:25 PM
mmm sausages ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 13, 2009, 07:03:17 PM
I have a massive bundle of folders for a cake decorating course. for free! win!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2009, 11:04:29 PM
Watching Joe Bonamassa play the best Blues ever on Saturday (albeit from behind the three tallest men in the world - and I was at the front of the crowd  ::) ) made me smile a lot. The encore medley of India/Mountain Time actually made me cry, which is a first for a live gig. Then I got one of his plectrums, which made me extremely happy!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 14, 2009, 06:15:43 AM
Hearing of John and Vi... sorry - Uncle Bulgaria and Madame Cholet's 1st wedding anniversary made me smile. Congratulations to you both.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
Congratulations from me also!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 14, 2009, 11:28:13 PM
Today Charlie Brooker made me smile. No, he made me laugh - uncontrolably for about 10 minutes until I thought I was going to wet myself. Declaring that there's something fundamentally not quite right about Torchwood, he went on to describe it thus:

"A blend of Children's TV with adult themes. Kind of like Chucklevision with cumshots"

I'm still giggling while trying to type that!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 15, 2009, 08:29:16 AM
That's just so WRONG, Jim. Very, very WRONG.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 15, 2009, 09:45:28 AM
Today Charlie Brooker made me smile. No, he made me laugh - uncontrolably for about 10 minutes until I thought I was going to wet myself. Declaring that there's something fundamentally not quite right about Torchwood, we went on to describe it thus:

"A blend of Children's TV with adult themes. Kind of like Chucklevision with cumshots"

I'm still giggling while trying to type that!  ;D

I know what he means though.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 16, 2009, 09:23:11 PM
I can't find the "where the hell is everyone" thread so I'm posting here that I very much like the name of the latest member. C'mon, introduce yerself.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2009, 09:48:30 PM
I found it Nellie - here (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=2.225). I like the name of the new chap, too.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: PeterF on July 16, 2009, 10:33:07 PM
I spent yesterday afternoon as part of the audience on Top Gear - Jeremy, James and Richard made me smile, in fact I had tears of laughter flowing down on to my new shirt for 3 hours - 99% of the reason for the laughter was unbroadcastable(is that a word?). The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car was Sienna Miller, now that made me smile a lot (Julie, my wife was with me, but could not see how big the smile was, especially when she brushed past me -  Sienna that is, not my wife).
It is broadcast this Sunday, but as I was wearing a striped shirt I had to keep mostly out of camera shot as I appeared as a great big strobe effect on screen.
Great programme, great hosts - piccies and autographs given.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 17, 2009, 12:55:03 AM
You lucky, lucky man! I'll be on the lookout for that shirt on Sunday!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 17, 2009, 09:28:46 AM
Today Charlie Brooker made me smile. No, he made me laugh - uncontrolably for about 10 minutes until I thought I was going to wet myself. Declaring that there's something fundamentally not quite right about Torchwood, he went on to describe it thus:

"A blend of Children's TV with adult themes. Kind of like Chucklevision with cumshots"

I'm still giggling while trying to type that!  ;D

Charlie Brooker usually makes me laugh lots and lots, but when I try and explain it to people they just look at me.

Search his columns for "anhedonia" for example.

It's his descriptions that are the best. Jilly Goolden (the wine expert) described as "plum-gobbed ghost train skeleton" got me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2009, 03:38:34 PM
Today Charlie Brooker made me smile. No, he made me laugh - uncontrolably for about 10 minutes until I thought I was going to wet myself. Declaring that there's something fundamentally not quite right about Torchwood, he went on to describe it thus:

"A blend of Children's TV with adult themes. Kind of like Chucklevision with cumshots"

I'm still giggling while trying to type that!  ;D

Charlie Brooker usually makes me laugh lots and lots, but when I try and explain it to people they just look at me.

Search his columns for "anhedonia" for example.

It's his descriptions that are the best. Jilly Goolden (the wine expert) described as "plum-gobbed ghost train skeleton" got me.

Genius!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 17, 2009, 04:25:57 PM
Went to visit my new house today and check out the boy's new school. All very exciting even though it was chucking it down.
There are 7 pubs in the village! FAB!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 17, 2009, 07:11:21 PM
What is this village called? Wino On-Tap???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 17, 2009, 07:33:47 PM
What is this village called? Wino On-Tap???

You know me ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 17, 2009, 08:01:44 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 17, 2009, 08:51:28 PM
There are 7 pubs in the village! FAB!

Seven?! Can I come visit?  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 17, 2009, 10:22:38 PM
You don't want to know what you're going to find in a box in the last one though  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2009, 10:27:08 PM
Are they all local pubs for local people?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 18, 2009, 06:29:59 AM
You don't want to know what you're going to find in a box in the last one though  :o

eek!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 18, 2009, 06:30:39 AM
Are they all local pubs for local people?

Certainly one is :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 18, 2009, 06:31:23 AM
There are 7 pubs in the village! FAB!

Seven?! Can I come visit?  ;D

Everyone can! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on July 18, 2009, 08:29:47 AM
You don't want to know what you're going to find in a box in the last one though  :o

I still maintain that the last scene was a total cop-out and could have been so much more shocking. :-\


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 18, 2009, 09:53:39 AM
You don't want to know what you're going to find in a box in the last one though  :o

I still maintain that the last scene was a total cop-out and could have been so much more shocking. :-\
I think you're right.
However, if done well, it can be more "horrifying" to anticipate than to see.
I assume you are not suggesting actually seeing the article complete with dripping tubes.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 18, 2009, 10:16:24 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRQf0S3oD0) made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on July 18, 2009, 10:43:18 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRQf0S3oD0) made me smile.

Pure genius.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 18, 2009, 10:45:09 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRQf0S3oD0) made me smile.

amaaaaaaazing!!!!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 18, 2009, 11:48:12 AM
Just goes to show that humour can be forced....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 18, 2009, 12:42:41 PM
That was the highlight of my day :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on July 18, 2009, 12:48:02 PM
That was the highlight of my day :D
...so far...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2009, 12:57:33 PM
I watched it on mute and it's one of the most camp, hilarious things I've ever seen!  :D 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2009, 01:23:09 PM
Just goes to show that humour can be forced....

Genius!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2009, 01:51:48 PM
On a slightly more serious note

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDK9uhXo_sY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDK9uhXo_sY&feature=related)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 19, 2009, 08:42:47 AM
Continuing the star wars theme.

(http://img.moronail.net/img/8/3/683.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 19, 2009, 11:48:06 AM
And not forgetting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 19, 2009, 12:56:35 PM
(http://g2.start.no/tegneserier/striper/m/mstriper/m20060302.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 19, 2009, 01:43:43 PM
(http://g2.start.no/tegneserier/striper/m/mstriper/m20060302.gif)

that is pretty much my boyfriend and I. In fact I did that very thing about ten minutes ago.

Xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 19, 2009, 05:31:41 PM
What made me happy this weekend is how much Mme Cholet enjoyed Super Furry Animals at Somerset House, and how it didn't rain for the whole show.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 19, 2009, 07:50:58 PM
Yays for Sarah's belch and UB's gig  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jelly on July 20, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
I won £10 on the lottery over the weekend. I've only played it twice in 10 years and I win on my second go which means I have a 50% win rate right now. Thinking that I should quit while I am ahead.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 20, 2009, 02:23:45 PM
I've only played it twice in 10 years and I win on my second go which means I have a 50% win rate right now.

I like those odds!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on July 20, 2009, 04:22:03 PM
well iam happy today because progboys.com were mentioned on proggystyle 60 the podcast from the www.silhobbit.co.uk website.  ;D



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 20, 2009, 06:36:15 PM
I am happy as I have just pre-ordered the DVD through the main site.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on July 20, 2009, 06:44:31 PM
I am happy because I have cake.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 20, 2009, 06:48:41 PM
You win  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 20, 2009, 08:00:27 PM
well iam happy today because progboys.com were mentioned on proggystyle 60 the podcast from the www.silhobbit.co.uk website.  ;D



Respeck Todders!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 21, 2009, 08:57:04 AM
I'm happy at my online retail therapy

have ordered the deluxe pack of One Night On Fire

have also ordered the special edition of the Mark Wilkinson book with signed prints and stuff.

now I am poor until payday but I don't care.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2009, 03:59:26 PM
now I am poor until payday but I don't care.

Welcome to my life!  :)

*Realises what has been said and resumes crying into pillow*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 21, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
Mouse - Why don't you get yourself a summer job?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 21, 2009, 04:57:03 PM
My children tell me that there aren'y any summer jobs to be had.  I wish David would find something to do.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 21, 2009, 05:46:52 PM
Go to Second Life, and work as a virtual floosy...

...I know I do *counts wads of fivers*

...so does Baldric.  ;)

...in fact I think everybody seems to be a person of loose virtue in SL.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 21, 2009, 06:07:52 PM
Go to Second Life, and work as a virtual floosy...

...I know I do *counts wads of fivers*

...so does Baldric.  ;)

...in fact I think everybody seems to be a person of loose virtue in SL.

I went to Second Life a couple of weeks ago.  There is person called Zanny invited the Magenta forumeers to Second Life where has is a DJ on MOnday evenings.  I tried it and what a palava.  I managed to get into the rock club but it took me ages to switch the sound on.  Eventually I got it all working.  I'm not so sure that it is worth it - I just don't get it, and I don't want to spend time learning how to walk all over again....

Pedro was asking if he'd come across you over there - so have you come across Zanny?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2009, 07:46:30 PM
Mouse - Why don't you get yourself a summer job?

Where I am right now in the North is the middle of nowhere. It took my Brother a year to find a decent job up here. It's even been reported on the news that most students are fecked this Summer because any Summer job opportunities have dried up with the recession and whatnot.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 21, 2009, 08:24:45 PM
I just don't get it, and I don't want to spend time learning how to walk all over again....

 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 22, 2009, 11:04:19 AM
New airline - it's a pity that they don't take goats.

http://petairways.com/ (http://petairways.com/)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 22, 2009, 12:05:41 PM
That's just goatist. I'm disgusted by their attitude.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 22, 2009, 05:55:03 PM
There are airlines which treat goats worse (http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSEIC47086020070905)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 22, 2009, 09:22:22 PM
I'm really really not going to fly with them if I can help it.

Mechanic #1 'The plane is broken.'
Mechanic #2 'Can you fix the problem?'
Mechanic #1 'Only with a goat.'
Mechanic #2 'Right, I'll get one from stores.'



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2009, 10:37:38 PM
Now now, let's not poke fun at other people's cultures because they are so different to ours.

Instead, let's look at some ducklings...

(http://www.visuallee.com/weblog/images/easter_harbor_duckling_peep.jpg)

(http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/eleanorlovell/2006/05/31/duckling.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 23, 2009, 07:12:09 AM
Mmmm ducklings

(http://www.recipetips.com/images/recipe/poultry/duckling_roasted.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 23, 2009, 08:40:17 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 24, 2009, 03:06:28 PM
I do believe we've found the title for the next album...

Horse Yodelling with the Amish (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8150682.stm)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 24, 2009, 05:43:53 PM
I could (should?) put this on the Summers End thread but...   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D RPWL at Summers End!!! YAY!!  Sad I won't be seeing Sylvan but hurray for a fix of Kalle....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 24, 2009, 06:22:58 PM
RPWL - David's favourite band.  We went all the way to Holland to see them at Easter, and they were really great.  Magenta was on the same day, so I was doubly happy.  It was a pity that the most of the crowd, such as it was, disappeared after Magenta completed their set.  But they put on a really good show.

"This is Not a Prog Song" was absolutely brilliant.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 25, 2009, 09:50:28 PM
I got a dishwasher as a comedy early birthday pressie. I'm so happy as I have always wanted one. The only problem is that I don't have anywhere to put it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 26, 2009, 12:44:48 AM
Star Trek made me laugh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPq8W6W-04).

And yes, that is Charles Napier.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 26, 2009, 05:56:23 PM
Charles Napier; Wasn't he one of the Good Ole Boys in The Blues Brothers?

(http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsN/12654.gif)

From Hippy Minstrel to C&W hardman.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 26, 2009, 08:00:34 PM
Went to our local "country" fair today and this was one of the events.
http://www.robotx.co.uk/video.php (http://www.robotx.co.uk/video.php)

I've never seen it before and it was awsome close up. I'll prolly have nightmares tonight.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 26, 2009, 08:22:35 PM
Saw Human League at the Ben & Jerry's thingie in Clapham, despite the drizzle and huge queues for free ice cream they were triffic - forgot how many  of their songs I knew, and the lyrics of The Lebanon are still some of the funniest things anyone has ever written.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on July 26, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
Saw Human League at the Ben & Jerry's thingie in Clapham, despite the drizzle and huge queues for free ice cream they were triffic - forgot how many  of their songs I knew, and the lyrics of The Lebanon are still some of the funniest things anyone has ever written.
Did you "Add your voice to the sound of the crowd"?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on July 27, 2009, 06:55:06 AM
Went to our local "country" fair today and this was one of the events.
http://www.robotx.co.uk/video.php (http://www.robotx.co.uk/video.php)

I've never seen it before and it was awsome close up. I'll prolly have nightmares tonight.

We went to our village fair, and the main attraction was this. I also have been having nightmares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfmyD7WsRw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfmyD7WsRw)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 27, 2009, 10:06:14 AM
An interesting choice of events, given that you turned down the house gig. 

Well, I fell that I should put a link to what I did this weekend:
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ubB5KRbhg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ubB5KRbhg)

It is not the same as the one Nellie put up yesterday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 27, 2009, 08:06:37 PM
A personal landmark day for me. This should be in both the smile and sad threads but I think I should be optimistic about this.

Just sold my snare drum and three of my cymbals to Leon. The rest of my drum kit is almost gone to so I am officially, no longer the studio drummer in Tinyfish. It's a strange feeling as I know I still have my Roland electronic kit and can technically play that whenever I like but it's not really the same as a real kit.

I'm not a drummer any more. After nearly 25 years, what a strange feeling  ???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 27, 2009, 08:39:34 PM
Which means, of course, that either there will be no more Tinyfish studio recordings, or someone else is the studio drummer.  Did I miss a band announcement??


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 27, 2009, 08:55:04 PM
I understand Leon's facebook postings now - I dunno, taking advantage of someone whose just got their redundancy pay  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 27, 2009, 09:11:36 PM
Which means, of course, that either there will be no more Tinyfish studio recordings, or someone else is the studio drummer.  Did I miss a band announcement??

No sir. It means that it's looking very likely that the next Tinyfish studio project will see Leon sitting on the drum stool rather than me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 28, 2009, 11:09:39 AM
How can I put this???

Leon's personality fits in perfectly with the rest of the band.  I really hope that you can make it happen, and that we'll see an announcement in due course.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on July 28, 2009, 07:23:25 PM
Only one week left and I will pack my bags for another trip to UK. Yey!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on July 28, 2009, 08:16:50 PM
Always good to see you Agnieszka  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on July 29, 2009, 03:44:39 PM
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Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 29, 2009, 03:59:35 PM
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ʎllıs ʎɹǝʌ sı ʇɐɥʇ


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on July 29, 2009, 05:09:56 PM
Always good to see you Agnieszka  ;D
I could actually say the same, well.... I am actually saying the same!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on July 29, 2009, 07:46:32 PM
watching the final version of the Tinyfish DVD!!!!!!! Yey! It's just AWESOME!!! You gonna love it!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on July 29, 2009, 07:48:21 PM
And I'm listening to the "Driving all Night" mini-disk - so nerr.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on July 31, 2009, 07:53:50 PM
Ok - this is just a sample:-

http://groups.cafepress.com/projects/61562/shares/f1ee07

This is based on the value t-shirt which are £5.99 each.  There are nicer tees which are obviously more expensive.  Re the sample - do you want Mr Prog smaller, bigger, is he just right - also what colour should we go for if not white?  I will have a peruse and get back some prices and sizes.

After seeing Rob on Sunday, thought I would take another look at this.  I couldn't get cafepress to do what I wanted on the UK site, and it was $5.99 for a hundred, the price obviously increased the fewer ordered.

So anyway, have gone to a different UK site and have got 8 available.  They are white, cheapest quality, all XL for a tenner each.  They should arrive in a week or so.  If you are interested, PM me - payment can be made by paypal or you can give me the cash the next time you see me at the Peel (preferable).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on July 31, 2009, 09:29:04 PM
I've already got mine.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: PeterF on July 31, 2009, 11:13:17 PM
I'll definitely have one - see you at Mattfest with cash!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on August 02, 2009, 05:00:23 AM
Thanks for sorting all this out, Sarah.  See you at Mattfest.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 04, 2009, 07:06:16 PM
This. This made me smile. And laugh. And cry from laughing and smiling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-AAmIHICA&feature=related


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 04, 2009, 07:20:59 PM
Cor Steve Vai..
That was hysterical! Thanks for finding it. :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 05, 2009, 11:42:02 AM
That's the proper ending I thought.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on August 05, 2009, 12:10:55 PM
1. Tinyfish DVD arrived on my desk this morning (& my suitcase is going to be very heavy LOL Rob, I will take as many copies as I possibly can ! hope no one will stop me at the border LOL)
2. I'll be in UK tonight - yey!!!
3. I'll meet one of my fave musician & friend tonight - Andy for DeeExpus - yeeeeeyyyy!!!!
4. Friday is not that far away - I will meet my biggest friend - Henry R.!!! Yeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy!
5. Saturday is just one day after Friday - I will see Tinyfish live - hurrrreeeeeyyyy!!!

life is good, isn't it ? LOL

 ;D
p.s. and now I should go to the 'what made me feel sad' section - there won't be any wine on a plane - damn wizzair!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on August 05, 2009, 02:34:36 PM
thats awful no wine,i would not be happy about that. you need a cunning plan!!! in fact so cunning you could brush your teeth with it( i love black adder)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 05:47:42 PM
These always makes me smile.  :D

Powerthirst (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs) and Powerthirst 2: Re-Domination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 05, 2009, 09:21:16 PM
I have just looked at my credit card and those Mr Prog t-shirts were only £7 each.   ;D  Still haven't received them tho.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on August 09, 2009, 08:07:54 AM
Not only made me smile - but made laugh out loud.  I listened to the first two minutes of the Frost*Fest CD recorded at ROSFest. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 09, 2009, 10:13:20 AM
The novelty wears off when your boy only plays that bit  >:(  what ho!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 09, 2009, 02:33:28 PM
Not only made me smile - but made laugh out loud.  I listened to the first two minutes of the Frost*Fest CD recorded at ROSFest. 

I laughed out loud when I heard this.

I forgot to mention the best thing about CRF.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3801708687_a44f3b19d8.jpg)

This guy really made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 09, 2009, 02:41:49 PM
Yes, he was quite special, wasn't he? I've got a video clip of him which I'll put up on Youtube.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 11, 2009, 09:24:27 AM
I passed the first year Welsh Language exam, so did Mme Cholet.

I got 348 marks, she got 347

I totally rule!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2009, 09:40:38 AM
Bydew 'n ddigon! A s 'n ardderchog newydd.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on August 11, 2009, 10:13:36 AM
Bydew 'n ddigon! A s 'n ardderchog newydd.

Never let the cat walk on your keyboard.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 11, 2009, 10:13:46 AM
I passed the first year Welsh Language exam, so did Mme Cholet.

I got 348 marks, she got 347

I totally rule!  ;D

Grats!
(No you don't, girls are ALWAYS better whether they win or lose)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 11, 2009, 10:54:54 AM
Bydew 'n ddigon! A s 'n ardderchog newydd.

Never let the cat walk on your keyboard.

(http://joshhaley.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/cat-on-keyboard.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 11, 2009, 12:18:53 PM
When I boarded the plane to Romania this morning and handed my boarding card to the steward he asked if I was the Bo Hansen, the famous swedish keyboard player.

 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on August 11, 2009, 12:20:51 PM
When I boarded the plane to Romania this morning and handed my boarding card to the steward he asked if I was the Bo Hansen, the famous swedish keyboard player.

 

I hope you said "Yes. Yes I am. Would you like me to sign something for you?"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 13, 2009, 01:51:08 PM
Off to see friends of Madame Cholet in Devon this weekend, so day off tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2009, 02:11:12 PM
I saw 21 shooting stars during the meteor shower last night. Two of them were fireballs and one of them zoomed by while I was lying in the back garden listening to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Twas well good.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 13, 2009, 03:17:27 PM
I saw 21 shooting stars during the meteor shower last night. Two of them were fireballs and one of them zoomed by while I was lying in the back garden listening to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Twas well good.  ;D

Now that must have looked (and sounded) epic.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 13, 2009, 04:12:30 PM
I had a look outside a few times yesterday evening. It was cloudy. At one point there were a couple of holes in the clouds that let a few stars shine through, but no meteors to be seen.  :'(

So I consoled myself with the rest of the Tinyfish DVD instead and a chocolate chip cookie (home-made, of course). Oh yes, and I played Pimp My Rabbid  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrSAo5t4G2o) as well which is the best game EVER.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 13, 2009, 06:16:06 PM
Mouse, i am jealous. I completely forgot to look out for the shower :(

In other news, looks like I will be moving out to a lovely flat on the 28th. How exciting!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 14, 2009, 02:51:50 PM
Congratulations Sarah! Who's next on the forum to up stakes and move home? It could be you...  :)

(http://www.larne.gov.uk/uploads/WeNeedYou.jpg)

According to the Qi Elves on Twitter, there might still be some shooting stars tonight. The shower may have reached it's peak on Wednesday, but there still should be some rocks hurtling by. Keep watching the skis! ...Er, skies.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 14, 2009, 06:41:04 PM
Reading Ashleaze's post about the Mr. Prog T-shirts :-D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 15, 2009, 04:19:12 PM
cheers Nellie, it's amused a lot of people, especially the husband...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on August 15, 2009, 05:23:50 PM
LOL It is deliciously Spinal Tap in its own way!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 15, 2009, 05:49:28 PM
Can you post a pic of the T-shirts?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 15, 2009, 06:16:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLTI3lejhGg


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 15, 2009, 06:23:50 PM
That made me cringe


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 15, 2009, 11:56:34 PM
Indeed. Hell hath much fury for thee.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 16, 2009, 12:28:23 AM
The best robot in the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9-nhjveTU&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9-nhjveTU&feature=channel)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 16, 2009, 01:25:51 AM
The best robot in the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9-nhjveTU&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9-nhjveTU&feature=channel)



Have I not seen something similar before (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1BdQcJ2ZYY&feature=related)?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 16, 2009, 08:27:11 AM
I love them I do  ;D

I have watched all of the first series of the inbetweeners over the last couple of days - is it very wrong that it makes a girl smile? 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 16, 2009, 09:17:00 AM
Yes, it is very wrong.

I got a receipt. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvTgvEzpSzQ)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 16, 2009, 01:13:04 PM
Flight Of The Conchords. Smashing.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 17, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
We finally exchanged contracts today at 4.50pm. I am moving on the 27th. Hhhhhuuuuzzzzaaaahhhhh!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 17, 2009, 05:55:01 PM
yay  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 17, 2009, 06:43:36 PM
Nice one Nellie! Better get packing!   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on August 17, 2009, 07:56:16 PM
Great news, Nellie. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 17, 2009, 08:39:43 PM
Great news, Nellie. 
I shall be the other side of you soon.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on August 17, 2009, 09:02:16 PM
Great news, Nellie.
I shall be the other side of you soon.
Ooh, it gets dark, it gets lonely...there


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2009, 09:06:02 PM
Great news, Nellie.
I shall be the other side of you soon.
Ooh, it gets dark, it gets lonely...there

But there is no dark side, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 17, 2009, 09:31:03 PM
Great news, Nellie.
I shall be the other side of you soon.
Ooh, it gets dark, it gets lonely...there

But there is no dark side, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark.
....of Reading?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 17, 2009, 09:33:19 PM
I've just watched Tenacious D and the Pick Of Destiny. That made me smile!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2009, 10:48:22 PM
Joe Bonamassa's live version of Mountain Time always makes me smile. And cry. It always plays at the most appropriate times. Love it.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 18, 2009, 07:37:45 AM
Simple things like

8.00-9.00 Coast
9.00-10.00 CSI Miami
10.00-10.50 You have been watching

that's my evening sorted.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: landslug on August 18, 2009, 06:16:12 PM
My sister has got me watching DVDs of Blackadder.

"I dont care if he's rogering the Duke of York with a prize-winning LEEK!"

That made me smile a lot

  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on August 19, 2009, 10:20:00 AM
My sister has got me watching DVDs of Blackadder.

"I dont care if he's rogering the Duke of York with a prize-winning LEEK!"

That made me smile a lot

  :D

My favourites that I use a lot are

"Thinking is so *important* Baldrick - what do *you* think?"
"I think thinking is so important, my Lord"

"I shall return interfrastically"

"so something you have never seen, is slightly bluer than something else you have never seen?"



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on August 19, 2009, 11:31:27 AM
My sister has got me watching DVDs of Blackadder.

"I dont care if he's rogering the Duke of York with a prize-winning LEEK!"

That made me smile a lot

  :D
Most used recently: "Deny everything, Baldrick" (usually followed by the rest of the plump-breasted pigeon dialogue)  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2009, 12:43:04 PM
Yay for Nells!

And yes I know it's late.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 19, 2009, 03:48:09 PM
Yay for Nells!

Is that a general statement?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2009, 08:17:23 PM
Yay for Nells!

Is that a general statement?

Can I join in? Yay for Nells!

I saw someone working in the Middlesbrough Cineworld earlier who looked extraordinarily like a younger Simon. That made me smile.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2009, 08:23:26 PM
Eeek! That poor bugger.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2009, 08:27:59 PM
Eeek! That poor bugger.

I know. I'd rather be dead than working in Cineworld, Middlesbrough.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on August 19, 2009, 09:11:55 PM
Eeek! That poor bugger.

I know. I'd rather be dead than working in Cineworld, Middlesbrough.  ;)
LOL
I thought you had to be dead  to work in Cineworld, Middlesbrough.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 20, 2009, 05:19:43 PM
Yay for Nells!

Is that a general statement?

Can I join in? Yay for Nells!

I saw someone working in the Middlesbrough Cineworld earlier who looked extraordinarily like a younger Simon. That made me smile.  :)

There is a guy who works in my building who could easily be the long lost Godfrey brother. He did a presentation for us and he even has the same accent and sense of humour and everything....I was just waiting for him to whip out a guitar.
I also had a guy on the phone the other day that sounded like Simon.

This is getting weird!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on August 20, 2009, 05:25:14 PM
Good grief! Let's hope there's still only one Simon. I don't think the world's ready for any more.(smiley here with a wink)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on August 21, 2009, 12:39:03 AM
Good grief! Let's hope there's still only one Simon. I don't think the world's ready for any more.(smiley here with a wink)
Poor Nells, still no smilies?

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Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 21, 2009, 09:05:54 AM
I've got a big one

(http://smileys.smilchat.net/smileys/diversgros/grs4.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 21, 2009, 09:30:58 AM
I've got a brightly-coloured one!

(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sehrgrosse/large-smiley-012.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 22, 2009, 10:48:24 PM
This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkKKzTYIe3Q) is splendid...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on August 23, 2009, 01:55:59 PM
Thinking about the fact that on Friday, I will be moving in with someone who was generous enough to donate all the hair he cut off the other day to a charity that makes wigs for people with cancer and alopeocia. Huzzah for Tim - the Fuzzy Headed One!

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 23, 2009, 03:18:22 PM
Huzzah for Tim - the Fuzzy Headed One!

*Checks head* Nope, it's not me.  ;)  Seriously, that's an incredibly generous act of human kindness. Three cheers to your Tim, Sarah!

Hip hip...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on August 23, 2009, 06:23:50 PM
hooray  ;D

that is nice, better than hair from Russian mental institutions


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 25, 2009, 09:43:20 PM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01464/thorpePark_1464436c.jpg)

From Thorpe Park.

I can understand the need, but I disapprove of this sign.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on August 26, 2009, 10:10:33 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 28, 2009, 11:19:57 AM
It's my last day at work for two weeks.

Mattfest tomorrow

Going to Wales and get to borrow Mum-in-law's doggie for a week.

All is well with the world.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on August 28, 2009, 01:30:33 PM


I forgot to mention the best thing about CRF.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3801708687_a44f3b19d8.jpg)

This guy really made me smile.

he was a class  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on August 31, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
oh god - he looks a bit like my brother-in-law!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 02, 2009, 09:26:03 PM
I did not get a photo of him in his helmet.

He would be a great front man for our dream prog band: Impossible Helmet.

T - minus 10


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 02, 2009, 09:30:06 PM
Nursery vouchers  ;D  I am £164 a month richer due to it being the September after K's third birthday  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 02, 2009, 09:30:43 PM
Yay!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 02, 2009, 09:35:07 PM
Maltesers are on me!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 08, 2009, 03:51:38 PM
(http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/7535f3baf1f75bb83e66cd106a0dfb9121fd8455_m.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 08, 2009, 05:26:53 PM
That belongs in an outbreak of awesome.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 08, 2009, 08:48:32 PM
The Voodoo Bluesman's tribute to Michael Jackson.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/3900756827_02fd686825.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/3900756827/)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 08, 2009, 11:07:12 PM
It looks like someone superglued his hand. He does not look impressed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 09, 2009, 09:44:41 AM
I should stop doing that if people are going to take photographs of it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 09, 2009, 10:04:03 AM
I've probably got a video of it as well... I'll have a look this evening. I'm open to bribes for NOT putting it up on YouTube...  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 09, 2009, 10:41:37 AM
ah well, I've done lots worse in the past. Publish and be damned :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on September 10, 2009, 04:06:12 PM
DREDG will play a gig in Poland in October !

I highly recommend their most recent album "The Pariah, the parrot, the delusion" - I just love it! Ditch, you love it too, don't ya?  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 10, 2009, 08:06:51 PM
Photo of Agnieszka and Fish on facebook - well it sort of made me envious at your job but his socks made me smile  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 10, 2009, 08:46:27 PM
Fruit shorties, yummysmiley.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 11, 2009, 08:58:49 AM
DREDG will play a gig in Poland in October !

I highly recommend their most recent album "The Pariah, the parrot, the delusion" - I just love it! Ditch, you love it too, don't ya?  ;)

When are they playing in Poland ?  The 27th would be pretty perfect...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on September 11, 2009, 08:16:53 PM
DREDG will play a gig in Poland in October !

I highly recommend their most recent album "The Pariah, the parrot, the delusion" - I just love it! Ditch, you love it too, don't ya?  ;)

When are they playing in Poland ?  The 27th would be pretty perfect...
23rd October, Friday......

it's going to be a great week for me, 23.10 Dredg, 26th Porcupine Tree in Berlin and 28th Porcupine Tree in Wroclaw

btw. how are you going to get from Berlin to Wroclaw? if you need a lift then do let me know... i''ll be there with my hubbie and Henry and we will going back to Wroclaw by car.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on September 11, 2009, 08:38:48 PM
Photo of Agnieszka and Fish on facebook - well it sort of made me envious at your job but his socks made me smile  ;D
and reading your post now has made me smile!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 11, 2009, 08:54:41 PM
DREDG will play a gig in Poland in October !

I highly recommend their most recent album "The Pariah, the parrot, the delusion" - I just love it! Ditch, you love it too, don't ya?  ;)

When are they playing in Poland ?  The 27th would be pretty perfect...
23rd October, Friday......

it's going to be a great week for me, 23.10 Dredg, 26th Porcupine Tree in Berlin and 28th Porcupine Tree in Wroclaw

btw. how are you going to get from Berlin to Wroclaw? if you need a lift then do let me know... i''ll be there with my hubbie and Henry and we will going back to Wroclaw by car.

I have not even thought about things like that yet ! But that is a very kind offer, thank you.  I will think about what I am doing and send you a message  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on September 11, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
I have not even thought about things like that yet ! But that is a very kind offer, thank you.  I will think about what I am doing and send you a message  ;D

ok! will be in touch then!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 13, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
What made me smile? Searching for Tinyfish on MySpace and having a Tampax Pearl ad displayed. I'm still not quite sure of the connection!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on September 13, 2009, 06:29:50 PM
Leafing through the August edition of Classic Rock in a bookstore in Oakville, Ontario to find on page 81 a picture of 4 blokes and an album review.

On showing the magazine front cover and then the picture within to the kids they wanted to know why Jim was in that magazine?

My mate in Classic Rock - awesome!!!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2009, 10:39:33 PM
What made me smile? Searching for Tinyfish on MySpace and having a Tampax Pearl ad displayed. I'm still not quite sure of the connection!

There's a whole world of comparison but I'm sure none of it needs to be said in these pages...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2009, 10:42:20 PM
Leafing through the August edition of Classic Rock in a bookstore in Oakville, Ontario to find on page 81 a picture of 4 blokes and an album review.

On showing the magazine front cover and then the picture within to the kids they wanted to know why Jim was in that magazine?

My mate in Classic Rock - awesome!!!!!

Ssshhh, you'll wake him up!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 13, 2009, 10:56:10 PM
Finding a Norwegian movie in the DVD isle at my local Tesco.

And what kind of movie from my homeland would be important enough to be distributed over here I hear you ask.

It is basically you run of the mill tourist propaganda for Norway. Snow, fjords, mountains and beautiful twenty-something blondes. And Nazi-zombies (http://fhtagn.co.uk/2009/09/13/dead-snow/).



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on September 14, 2009, 07:41:29 AM
Leafing through the August edition of Classic Rock in a bookstore in Oakville, Ontario to find on page 81 a picture of 4 blokes and an album review.

On showing the magazine front cover and then the picture within to the kids they wanted to know why Jim was in that magazine?

My mate in Classic Rock - awesome!!!!!

Fantastic! I guess you're not prepared to shock them with the DVD yet though?!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on September 14, 2009, 10:46:15 AM
Interesting idea!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 14, 2009, 11:32:20 AM
Finding a Norwegian movie in the DVD isle at my local Tesco.

And what kind of movie from my homeland would be important enough to be distributed over here I hear you ask.

It is basically you run of the mill tourist propaganda for Norway. Snow, fjords, mountains and beautiful twenty-something blondes. And Nazi-zombies (http://fhtagn.co.uk/2009/09/13/dead-snow/).



The tagline is "Ein! Zwei! Die!" - it must be awesome. It is law.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 14, 2009, 08:04:14 PM
Finding a Norwegian movie in the DVD isle at my local Tesco.

And what kind of movie from my homeland would be important enough to be distributed over here I hear you ask.

It is basically you run of the mill tourist propaganda for Norway. Snow, fjords, mountains and beautiful twenty-something blondes. And Nazi-zombies (http://fhtagn.co.uk/2009/09/13/dead-snow/).



The tagline is "Ein! Zwei! Die!" - it must be awesome. It is law.

It's the feel good movie of 2009.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 14, 2009, 09:27:45 PM
I got home to a huge package.

And once I had got over the whole Carry On angle...it is the limited edition box set of The Incident by Porcupine Tree.

I may be gone some time  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 14, 2009, 09:45:09 PM
I just got the "standard" 2-CD version. Not bad, on first listen. There's been a LOT of grumbling about it on the PT mailing list though - several fans seem to be finding it a bit of a challenge.

The production is beautiful, and it has more of a sense of a confident swagger about it, particularly in some of the guitar work, that I have not seen in previous albums.

But the thing about it that *really* made me smile was the sleeve notes:

 "SW uses PRS guitars, Babicz acoustic guitars, Bad Cat amps, Ernie Ball strings and Jaffa Cakes".

good man!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 14, 2009, 10:57:16 PM
I got home to a huge package.

Nah, too easy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 15, 2009, 09:12:11 AM
I got home to a huge package.

So did I, but mine was the lovely special edition of the new Muse album.

Didn't have a chance to hear it last night, but I'm going to put it on when I get home tonight.

LOUD


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 16, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
Mouse has done a great picture of the fishtank  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 17, 2009, 12:54:08 PM
Mouse has done a great picture of the fishtank  ;D

Thankee you.  :)  Here's the drawing of a Fishtank I did on the back of the Mr. Prog T-shirt, which I think only Nellie and Simon got to see at the gig.

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs240.snc1/8733_132223784683_552434683_2349142_6956506_n.jpg)

There's also...

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8733_132223814683_552434683_2349144_2982739_n.jpg)

...and...

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs240.snc1/8733_132223804683_552434683_2349143_1201667_n.jpg)

I've even got "But that's nearly Wales!" on there somewhere.  8)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on September 17, 2009, 10:35:47 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 18, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
Great stuff!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 18, 2009, 01:58:47 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2009, 12:13:24 PM
Taking Madame Cholet to the Royal Albert Hall to see Michael Ball last night - what an immense voice the man has.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 20, 2009, 01:25:26 PM
I saw him a billion years ago as Marius in Les Miserables. He was pretty damn awesome.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on September 20, 2009, 03:04:29 PM
Went to see Keane in a place called Kitchener (look it up) last night with Mrs Trooper & the Trooperettes.

For a 'pop' band they don't half ROCK!!!! An excellent live outfit. 8)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 20, 2009, 09:06:51 PM
Taking Madame Cholet to the Royal Albert Hall to see Michael Ball last night - what an immense voice the man has.

Bit of a dickhead though?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2009, 09:38:57 PM
Dickheadness is a must have trait if you want to stand up in front of people and sing.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 20, 2009, 11:08:43 PM
besides that, you just have to hear him sing, you don't have to have breakfast with him or anything...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 21, 2009, 09:22:17 AM
besides that, you just have to hear him sing, you don't have to have breakfast with him or anything...

Ah, actually, I understand that if you are female then you do have to...according to his rules  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2009, 10:12:47 AM
Taking Madame Cholet to the Royal Albert Hall to see Michael Ball last night - what an immense voice the man has.

Bit of a dickhead though?

 :-\ On what evidence - always comes across as a decent sort to me. A bit "showbiz" but that's the business he's in.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 21, 2009, 12:10:22 PM
Kleeneze Shower Cleaner

I am working from home today, so, of course, I find myself reading the instructions on the various bottles of bathroom cleaning products there are in the house.  This one from Kleeneze stood out above all others.

Directions : To achieve the best results start with a clean shower.

It then continues, "Avoid over-wetting the surface as this will result in streaks.  Should this occur simply rinse off and apply less."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 21, 2009, 12:37:00 PM
I still like the unfriendly instructions on child proof pill bottles: "Line up arrows and push off"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2009, 12:39:20 PM
The advice "Remember, small children can choke on nuts" for me conjures up images of desperate mothers force-feeding their appalling offspring on peanuts in an attempt to hasten their demise.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 21, 2009, 12:42:52 PM
Actually, that wasn't the first thing that sprung to mind, but I think we'll draw a discreet veil.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on September 21, 2009, 02:11:01 PM
seeing the last few comments of observational comedy reminded me of the very sadly missed dave allen!!!

A sign that reads "Ears pierced while you wait"

well what are you going to do take them off and leave them there!!!!!

anyway back to the real world


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on September 21, 2009, 04:53:10 PM
My birthday present lol. Flight tickets from my hubbie so I could see DeeExpus / Touchstone gig on 3rd October! can't wait!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on September 21, 2009, 05:09:24 PM
Nice one, Agnieska.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 21, 2009, 08:35:35 PM
To be honest, this made me cry with laughter

http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=74629994&messageID=6558027175&hash=MIG%2fBgorBgEEAYI3WAOKoIGwMIGtBgorBgEEAYI3WAMBoIGeMIGbAgMCAAECAmYDAgIAwAQIDQqhaBXpf9cEEOMQxXNf0lMOf759LqoSbfMEcFoa0FZOkilSo8vdgrS%2fUnzgqqq1L2Ngfu81edC7V90LEqAPJYwtPj5xygEGhWwegFH8CkMKmCApnPrZ%2b9cglsaRsHAt9HDgqejgO5BoOEAVTT6Z2R1UkOCvQg5O7f0U6u%2fwGk5K5Ka1QHabGgx%2bfa4%3d


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 21, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
Taking Madame Cholet to the Royal Albert Hall to see Michael Ball last night - what an immense voice the man has.

Bit of a dickhead though?

 :-\ On what evidence - always comes across as a decent sort to me. A bit "showbiz" but that's the business he's in.

Hence the question mark. He was one of the many famous people I met a million years ago when I worked at a flower shop very close to Olympic Studios in Barnes. He was going out with the woman who used to be on "Ready, Steady, Go", (Cathy something?) and was very much a dickhead at the time. I think he has probably mellowed with age and responsibility but haven't we all?
I don't dispute that he has an excellent singing voice though!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 21, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
My birthday present lol. Flight tickets from my hubbie so I could see DeeExpus / Touchstone gig on 3rd October! can't wait!

I did not know about this gig.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2553/3936277261_3baa940927.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/3936277261/)

Road trip. Yay!

Better check if I am on call ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 22, 2009, 09:01:26 AM
My first time buying something online from CD Baby.

James-

Thanks for your order with CD Baby!

(1) Half Past Four: Rabbit in the Vestibule

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.
A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.
Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.
We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, September 21, 2009.
We hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. In commemoration, we have placed your picture on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sigh...
We miss you already. We'll be right here at http://cdbaby.com/, patiently awaiting your return.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 23, 2009, 12:29:46 PM
And now it has to go through the wonderous Royal Mail.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 23, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
I bet some thieving postie has away with gold-lined box before it gets to me.

And causes a crack in the jewel case.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 23, 2009, 04:46:53 PM
Every time I order something online, I pray every night that it arrives in good condition. Thankfully, I haven't had any disasters so far.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 23, 2009, 05:35:27 PM
nearly every album I have ordered over the internet results in a smashed CD case, I don't know whether that is the fall from the letter box to the floor but in a jiffy bag I am somewhat surprised


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2009, 07:03:41 PM
Seeing It Bites last night made me smile. Fab gig!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 24, 2009, 02:12:43 PM
Got an application off for a job I'd quite like to get in Cardiff.

London has had its day (well my corner of it anyway).

fingers, toes and everything else crossed now


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 24, 2009, 02:45:40 PM
Hope it comes through for you, UB.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 24, 2009, 03:11:11 PM
I've got a day off work tomorrow (for my cousin's wedding) and then I'm off to The Peel on Saturday! Hurrah!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 24, 2009, 09:07:35 PM
I've got a day off work tomorrow (for my cousin's wedding) and then I'm off to The Peel on Saturday! Hurrah!
Have fun!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on September 24, 2009, 09:08:16 PM
Got an application off for a job I'd quite like to get in Cardiff.

London has had its day (well my corner of it anyway).

fingers, toes and everything else crossed now
Mega good luck with Unc. How's the house stuff going?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 24, 2009, 09:32:30 PM
Unfeasibly:  William Shatner's vocal stylings.  He. Is. A. Master. Of. His. Craft.  Khan!!!

She packed my bags
last night pre-flight

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 25, 2009, 09:14:59 AM
I have in my pocket two tickets to see Orbital at Brixton Academy this evening.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on September 25, 2009, 02:59:53 PM
Cool! (and jealous).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 25, 2009, 07:49:26 PM
My Mummy has bought me Green Day tickets for my birthday  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on September 26, 2009, 09:48:56 AM
Thanks to one RacingHippo, I'm going to see Touchstone and DeeExpus tonight.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 26, 2009, 10:31:53 AM
It Bites tonight, hurrah! I'm taking my son along, his first gig where he won't be sitting down.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on September 26, 2009, 12:30:04 PM
There are a lot of proggy gigs at the moment.  I'm off to see Darwin's Radio & Jump later.  I hope that everyone has a great time.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 27, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
It Bites were absolutely blinding! Nothing very unexpected, but delivered with amazing vim and vigour particularly from Mr. Mitchell. Last time I saw them was just after they released Big Lad... and I thought they were damn good then, but I think last night topped it.

My son enjoyed it so much - his first proper standing-up gig. Here's to many more...looks like the whole family for IQ in December :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 27, 2009, 11:20:59 PM
Moo Bass  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 28, 2009, 04:42:30 PM
Sex Furniture Warehouse.

And I doubt I will ever get bored of typing that out.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 28, 2009, 05:16:08 PM
So what does it sell?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on September 28, 2009, 06:05:46 PM
Furniture, I guess, and the E and one S have failed or fallen down.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 28, 2009, 06:26:49 PM
I did not take a look, but Al from Touchstone did, and assures me is sells furniture.  There were clear markings where the E and the s had been...although I wonder if they were ever there, or if it was simply painted to make it look like two letters had been taken down by those cheeky Sarfend youngsters - I am sure the place is famous in those parts because of its 'name'.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 28, 2009, 09:11:53 PM
Agnieszka tagging all my Touchstone & DeeExpus photos on Facebook - saves me doing it!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on September 29, 2009, 08:15:24 AM
I saw a company called "Dean's Blinds". Their slogan was "Dean's meanz blindz!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on September 29, 2009, 02:08:34 PM
Finally completing the UK house sale last Friday!!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 29, 2009, 02:18:40 PM
(1) Half Past Four: Rabbit in the Vestibule

he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

It was a cardboard box, but the case was not chipped, scratched or broken  ;D

And now I can hear the music from this crazy bunch of Canadians.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on September 29, 2009, 04:05:11 PM
When I opened up my email this morning there was a couple of emails I did not expect. One was from the International Payout Officer of Foundazion Di Vittorio informing me that I had won $500,000. The other was even more exciting. Bigelf had taken time out of their busy schedule touring to answer my 6Qs (http://fhtagn.co.uk/2009/09/29/6-qs-for-bigelf/).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on September 29, 2009, 05:48:57 PM
Really looking forward to seeing and hearing Big Elf at Wembley and then in Nottingham.  Added bonus for Nottingham is Haken supporting.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on September 29, 2009, 09:17:00 PM
Finally completing the UK house sale last Friday!!!!

Yay!!  Gosh that seems like such a long time, bet it seemed longer for you!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on September 30, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
Finally completing the UK house sale last Friday!!!!

Yay!!  Gosh that seems like such a long time, bet it seemed longer for you!

"Not 'alf!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on October 01, 2009, 06:57:29 AM
Finally completing the UK house sale last Friday!!!!

Yay!!  Gosh that seems like such a long time, bet it seemed longer for you!

"Not 'alf!"
Fantastic news mate. I'm really pleased for you and E - this must be a massive weight off your shoulders. And think of the loot!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on October 01, 2009, 08:18:02 PM
Ah the loot that helps pay off our murky past to allow a clean slate now!!!!!! ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 01, 2009, 09:26:35 PM
Ah the loot that helps pay off our murky past to allow a clean slate now!!!!!! ;)
lol. Is that why you emigrated?
Grats on the sale BTW.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 01, 2009, 09:38:55 PM
The BBC4 programme Electric Dreams - ahhh nostalgia is great


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2009, 08:35:45 AM
Ah the loot that helps pay off our murky past to allow a clean slate now!!!!!! ;)
lol. Is that why you emigrated?
Grats on the sale BTW.
Mmmm, Clean Slate; urrrrrrrrrggghhh

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/Images/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 02, 2009, 12:53:19 PM
The BBC4 programme Electric Dreams - ahhh nostalgia is great

nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

Making me smile today is mostly

3 day weekend and my download copy of Marillion's Less is More all ready to take home on a memory stick and the Brighton Marillion gig on Sunday.

Making up for being back at work and the remnants of phlegm and wheezing.

Sending Santa (Cholet) my Christmas list (books games DVDs and a set of Waybuloo plushies)

A week from today we'll be on the train to Lydney.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 02, 2009, 02:06:43 PM
The Ig Nobel awards for bizarre science.

"Past winners also returned to take part in the celebrations. They included Kees Moeliker, the discoverer of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck, and Dr Francis Fesmire, who devised the digital rectal massage as cure for intractable hiccups."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 02, 2009, 02:56:09 PM
i had some great fun today with tshirt studio.com i ordered a brownish t-shirt with some progboys.com text in orange on it,sort of similar to the website. when i received my order confirmation back it said it was slate grey.. Umm iam sure it was brown i thought... so i emailed them and this is the response i got..

First reply :- we only do slate grey not brown,thanks for your order.

i replied:- well it looked like it was brown on the picture though,with orange writing can you confirm.

Second Reply:- As i have already said we do slate grey,this is what you have ordered.

i replied:- Well you give the option of different colours on your website and it looked sort of brown to me,are you saying those other t-shirts are just for effect then... and not what you get when you order...

third reply:- you ordered slate grey and that is what has been despatched.

About ten minutes later a lady phoned me from the company and i asked her.... does it possibly look a little brown she said no not really and suggested something was wrong with my monitor...

anyway apparently i have ordered the correct one slate grey which is not brown or does not have any brown in it but really could possibly be taken for  brown if you have a dodgy monitor.

we will see what turns up tomorrow or monday..  :D






Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2009, 03:48:56 PM
These kind of sites can be notoriously lacking in a sense of humour.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on October 02, 2009, 05:33:41 PM
These kind of sites can be notoriously lacking in a sense of humour.  ;D

lacking in a sense of colour as well, perhaps?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 02, 2009, 07:12:01 PM
 :) yes you are right no sense of humour or colour,i will take it all back if it turns up ok.. i dont hold out much hope though...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 02, 2009, 07:31:00 PM
I am still awaiting my orange cat t-shirts...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 02, 2009, 09:00:37 PM
They're still trying to get them in the bottle before shipping them to you


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 03, 2009, 07:41:44 AM
this is good news t-shirt has arrive already this morning..

and it is brown with some over orange writing on but iam pleased with it..

thank god i didnt order xl would have been like a quilt on me...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 03, 2009, 05:53:04 PM
surely it is slate grey....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 03, 2009, 08:45:16 PM
sorry brown=slate grey

(http://progboys.com/sites/default/files/PreviewYouDesign.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 03, 2009, 09:25:09 PM
That's a nice brown tshirt


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 03, 2009, 10:25:24 PM
(http://devilspanties.keenspot.com/comics/20090926.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 04, 2009, 10:43:09 PM
Ticketmaster.  Yes, really.

They sent me a reminder that I am going to see Dream Theatre at Wembley Arena, and on the back of that have suggested that upcoming events I might enjoy are Cliff Richard & The Shadows, or Tom Jones.

Which makes me wonder what sort of freaky crowd am I going to be in for Dream Theatre.

(http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/grannies1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2009, 12:24:14 PM
 :D :D

I just hope they're not like the ones who were at the Leeds gig in the Summer. Half of them looked like they were ready to sacrifice a small goat for the cause of Metal...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 05, 2009, 12:37:46 PM
Which makes me wonder what sort of freaky crowd am I going to be in for Dream Theatre.

DT audiences are strange. I saw them at Hammersmith a few years back on one of their "An Evening With..." gigs, where they do the whole of someone else's album in it's entirety. That night they did 'Dark Side Of The Moon' (the guy I went with was hoping for 'Master Of Puppets', but it sucks to be him :)), and the audience reaction was split down the lines of the metal-heads who didn't understand it, and the old hippies who were developing catatonia because they were about to hear this music for the first time in their lives without being stoned.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 05, 2009, 02:25:45 PM
Finding out that:

I am not call this weekend
There are still weekend tickets left
My boss is letting me have the Friday off

I am going to Summer's End!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2009, 03:25:05 PM
Hooray, Bo! Hope everyone who's going will enjoy it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 05, 2009, 05:14:09 PM
That's great news Bo! Have a good time!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 05, 2009, 05:26:56 PM
Finding out that:

I am not call this weekend
There are still weekend tickets left
My boss is letting me have the Friday off

I am going to Summer's End!

Yippety yipyipyip!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on October 05, 2009, 07:22:51 PM
Which country is the best to live in?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8290550.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8290550.stm)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2009, 08:34:35 PM
While the UK sits happily in 21st place. Gawd blimey guv'nor, it fair makes your lip tremble with pride it does


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 05, 2009, 08:38:15 PM
I'm intrigued that Iceland came third despite being essentially bankrupt. Maybe it's because of Bjork and Sigur Ros.

Ah, I just noticed that the survey was done before the credit crunch. That'll teach me to read things properly.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2009, 10:24:02 PM
Yes that rather makes a mockery out of the stats I think.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 05, 2009, 11:54:15 PM
It is all a conspiracy. Ever since Norway founded the UN we have been fiddling with the figures.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 05, 2009, 11:58:59 PM
It is all a conspiracy. Ever since Norway founded the UN we have been fiddling with the figures.

Just read up on Trygve Lie. "As Secretary General, Lie supported the foundations of Israel and Indonesia. He worked for the withdrawal of Soviet forces in Iran and a ceasefire to fighting in Kashmir."

And just look how peaceful these nations are today.

Look to Norway is all I can say.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 06, 2009, 08:20:07 AM
Just read up on Trygve Lie.

His surname says it all.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2009, 11:09:55 AM
Just read up on Trygve Lie.

His surname says it all.

That's not his real surname.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2009, 11:26:17 AM
That's not his real surname.

Afraid so. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trygve_Lie)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 06, 2009, 02:55:53 PM
It's a lie?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 06, 2009, 05:03:22 PM
I have fully working central heating AND hot water AND windows.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2009, 06:39:25 PM
I have fully working central heating AND hot water AND windows.

Windows is never fully working. Install linux ... ah you mean physical windows ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 06, 2009, 09:23:22 PM
I have fully working central heating AND hot water AND windows.

Windows is never fully working. Install linux ... ah you mean physical windows ...
You so funny!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2009, 10:36:34 PM
Supplies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB2GboGOuTI)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 07, 2009, 07:41:23 AM
I'm now suppliesed!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 10:57:23 AM
3 people coming in late to the gig last night, clearly just coming in off the street trying to find somewhere to extend their evening, and proceeding to dance to some instrumental rythmically challenging prog from Upsilon Acrux - the Moog player seemed suitably impressed.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2009, 12:14:58 PM
Brave fellows!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 07, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
3 people coming in late to the gig last night, clearly just coming in off the street trying to find somewhere to extend their evening, and proceeding to dance to some instrumental rythmically challenging prog from Upsilon Acrux - the Moog player seemed suitably impressed.

I think it was The Roxy in Stoke-on-Trent where about half-a-dozen people tried to dance to Twice Bitten. I almost swallowed my own tongue.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 01:37:18 PM
Twit Bison always make me smile  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 07, 2009, 01:57:14 PM
reminds me the excellent band Great White "Once Bitten twice shy"



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 07, 2009, 02:16:43 PM
Twit Bison always make me smile  ;D

See, here's the plan. Rog Patterson is constantly banging on about recording a CD, perhaps remixing and remastering some of the stuff from the tapes, maybe even finally recording a full version of 'Crocus Point'. Now, what I'm minded to do is turn up on his doorstep (and I know where he lives - AND where his children are!) with a laptop and some microphones and say "just f***iing DO it!". Then take it to Greg's house and repeat the process.

I think a campaign should be instigated to get them back into the public arena. You'd think the idle buggers had actually been DOING something for the last twenty-odd years!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 07, 2009, 03:01:00 PM
Jim and Rog Patterson at the Marquee some time ago!

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh157/tinypaulos/Jimmarq2.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 03:02:22 PM
They did turn up with Haze at The Peel last year, although as I recall there was NO new material.  Even Haze had managed 1 new song in the intervening 10 years...

I honestly expected them to turn up (even uninvited) with Haze for Mattfest in August.  For me, they will always be a 'part' of a Haze gig.

They need to put together a MySpace page as well.  But get something/anything on cd first - my tapes are pretty worn out by now !!!

And that is a brilliant pic  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 07, 2009, 03:41:50 PM
They did turn up with Haze at The Peel last year, although as I recall there was NO new material.  Even Haze had managed 1 new song in the intervening 10 years...

They've done three gigs since they officially threw in the towel in 1985 - the support slots for Haze at the Peel and the Boardwalk last year and their 21st Anniversary of breaking up in 1986 in Nottingham (where I was the support act - how's that for fame, being the perennial support act's support act?).

Rog did have a sporadic solo career before going off to road manage the likes of Rage In The Machine - he actually made a proper vinyl album called 'Flightless', which is rather good. Nowadays he runs a carnet service for bands going to Europe, as well as a couple of other businesses. Greg is a biggish cheese in the Forestry Commission, I believe.

Happy days - I met my wife through her being a Twice Bitten fan, and through me being their guitar tech (this was largely because I was the only person Rog knew who had a left-handed 12-string). So in a sense, my son owes his very existence to two ex-philosophy students with a fetish about multi-stringed instruments and some absolutely amazing tunes. I still rate Rog as one of the best songwriters of that generation, despite his occasional tendency to over-intellectualize.

Twice Bitten do have a web site - http://soundslikethis.com/ (http://soundslikethis.com/) - but it's not been updated since last year.

I did tech for Haze for a short while after TB, a very different experience. It was a very strange feeling seeing them play at Mattfest - it had been twenty years, literally - but I agree with the reviewer in Classic Rock Presents Prog, I thought they took everyone else out.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 04:09:34 PM
Might as well use my 500th post to plug...me  ;D

Have you read this infinitely more positive review of Mattfest - you'll find no talk of 'average' or being short-changed or embarrassing versions of Rush classics here.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=426433462&blogId=509975395


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 07, 2009, 05:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your newly acquired sharkitude!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 05:38:43 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 05:43:01 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 05:56:50 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

No you won't and I shall lunge at you forever more :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 07, 2009, 07:03:14 PM
Might as well use my 500th post to plug...me  ;D

Wow, a review which talks about the music :) Love it, James - I for once I recognize the event I was at in what I read.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 07, 2009, 08:36:27 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

Tell us more, Nellie!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 08:53:03 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

No you won't and I shall lunge at you forever more :-)

Ha - one time I might not duck ! And victory shall be mine.  Or something.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 08:53:47 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

Tell us more, Nellie!  ;D
I'd better leave it to James to reveal the truth ;-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 08:55:24 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

Tell us more, Nellie!  ;D
I'd better leave it to James to reveal the truth ;-)

I feel I may have already said far too much.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 08:57:42 PM
Mighty grats, James! I'm blowing you a very un- British kiss. :-*

I guess I shall never live that one down  :-*

Tell us more, Nellie!  ;D
I'd better leave it to James to reveal the truth ;-)

I feel I may have already said far too much.

Quite!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 08:59:13 PM
Still, at least i didn't say it in the swingers thread.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 09:02:37 PM
Still, at least i didn't say it in the swingers thread.
Yet ;-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2009, 09:04:18 PM
Anyway, what made me smile today was whilst on the lappy earlier today, my 2yo demanding to see Beardyman (Google it!) on Youchoob. :-D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on October 08, 2009, 05:05:21 AM
most recently... DeeExpus/Touchstone gig in Yeovil... the smile is still on as I've managed to records this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJzR7Ahdj7o
 :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on October 08, 2009, 05:07:25 AM
p.s. and Tinyverse 5 made me laugh at loud yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqziTg4fa_Q
 :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 08, 2009, 06:01:10 PM
Very happy with both of those posts Aggie.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 09, 2009, 12:37:21 PM
Front row centre for Porcupine Tree at Leeds, and Wes clearly wondering what the hell I was scribbling


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 10, 2009, 03:16:12 PM
Spat my coffee all over my keyboard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR4O68kUj5c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR4O68kUj5c)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 10, 2009, 03:27:30 PM
Sparkle babies.
What were you supposed to be looking for????


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 10, 2009, 03:28:34 PM
Someone posted it on farcebook.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2009, 12:37:34 PM
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8733_148424454683_552434683_2483265_4492465_n.jpg)

 :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on October 11, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
Saw you put that up on facebook, very good.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2009, 08:13:50 PM
Thanks Paul. Thaul.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2009, 10:38:14 PM
I love this clip from The Thick Of It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_7pyktzpY8). The second series starts soon!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 13, 2009, 01:55:12 PM
I am very much looking forward to the the return of The Thick of It

In the meantime Friday sees the return of Have I Got News For you AND Armstrong & Miller


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 13, 2009, 01:56:17 PM
Oh and also I got a ticket to go and see Little Boots at Shepherd's Bush on 11 December.

I'll probably be the oldest there by some distance.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2009, 03:18:12 PM
My boss asking a client if they could move their event back a week luckily they agreed, so now me and my boss can go see Rammstein in Birmingham in Feb on the date originally we would have been working away ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2009, 04:10:52 PM
Rammstein, that's that folk band from Huddersfield isn't it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2009, 09:37:28 PM
My smile got even wider today when I found out Lacuna Coil are playing in Bristol the day after the Rammstein gig, now if only I had the contacts to score a photo pass for that gig, mmm Cristina :P


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 08:09:31 AM
Rammstein, that's that folk band from Huddersfield isn't it?

That'll be Ramstyne, Simon - different outfit ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 10:49:22 AM
Reaction to my Google twin made me smile a lot.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 14, 2009, 03:43:38 PM
Me thinking this was about something else:

Pallas is 'Peter Pan' space rock (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8301796.stm)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 05:25:47 PM
Pallas is 'Peter Pan' space rock (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8301796.stm)

Was it just Chris, Rick and I, or does Alan Reed look like Richard Hammond?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 14, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
or Willy Carson...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 06:06:05 PM
Willy Carson thinks Alan Reed looks like Richard Hammond  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 15, 2009, 08:55:06 AM
It's one of the first things Mme Cholet said as sopon as she saw him

"It's the hamster"

perhaps Alan Reed can be the official Forum Hamster  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2009, 08:59:56 AM
Dare we ask him?  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 15, 2009, 09:33:12 AM
Dare we ask him?  :)

Might get a Glasgow Kiss...

My mate Bryan was standing near the bar during Pallas' set, and said that during one of the instrumentals there was this blur of white satin, and Mr. Reed rushes up saying "gimme a can of lager". All the punters there are saying "just a minute, aren't you supposed to be on stage?". "Nah", says Mr. Hammond/Carson, "it's an instrumental bit, it goes on for ages".

I saw Alan Reed on the tube once (dunno what the hell he was doing in London), years and years ago. Being the brash young blade that I was back then I said "hey, aren't you Alan Reed from Pallas?", and got an immediate response of "I didn't do it, Detective Inspector". Very nice guy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2009, 02:19:49 PM
He is a top bloke. As for the reason as to why you saw him in London, I think he works down here for the Beeb.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 15, 2009, 05:05:04 PM
He is a top bloke. As for the reason as to why you saw him in London, I think he works down here for the Beeb.

Ah, yes, that'll do it :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: The Trooper on October 16, 2009, 04:14:43 AM
What made smile? Getting a text off my mate Jim from Paris yesterday! Bless 'im!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2009, 08:27:18 AM
I hope he's well.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 16, 2009, 09:15:08 AM
I got a completely random text from someone called Jim at 5.53 am on Tuesday morning. That did not make me smile. It woke me up!  >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2009, 09:32:34 AM
What a git!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 16, 2009, 11:28:46 AM
What's currently making me smile is the smell of bacon wafting up the stairs - working from home occasionally has many benefits, most of them nothing to do with the work itself :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2009, 01:07:28 PM
Bacon butties; now THERE is a food for kings and queens. In fact now you mention it, I think I shall eschew my usual saturday morning boiled egg and soliders and plump for a round or two of Wiltshire's finest rashers with a huge mug of tea!

Bliss!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 17, 2009, 09:17:24 PM
Courtesy of Steve Dunn on FB

http://www.break.com/index/drunkest-guy-ever-goes-for-more-beer.html (http://www.break.com/index/drunkest-guy-ever-goes-for-more-beer.html)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 18, 2009, 12:52:12 AM
That's brilliant.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 18, 2009, 10:16:10 AM
Having (sort of) internets made me smile. Hello again, fishtank! It's been a while...

Sarah xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 18, 2009, 10:44:35 AM
Oh, and this also made me smile...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8310816.stm


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 18, 2009, 05:38:31 PM
Having (sort of) internets made me smile. Hello again, fishtank! It's been a while...

Sarah xx

Hello Girlie, Where've ya bin?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on October 19, 2009, 10:25:41 AM
Oh, and this also made me smile...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8310816.stm

That's cool! The Queen rocks!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: PeterF on October 19, 2009, 12:19:25 PM
Courtesy of Steve Dunn on FB

http://www.break.com/index/drunkest-guy-ever-goes-for-more-beer.html (http://www.break.com/index/drunkest-guy-ever-goes-for-more-beer.html)

Been there, done that...........just remember where he was - the Frozen Food aisle- the floor was obviously made of ice! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 19, 2009, 01:50:17 PM
Oh, and this also made me smile...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8310816.stm

The Queen is clearly rubbish at geography if she thinks the trip from Little Marlow to Windsor is a long way  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 19, 2009, 01:53:37 PM
It is very sweet.  Go and listen to Coldplay you  :P

I am smiling at wasting my day on this forum.   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 19, 2009, 02:06:35 PM
I am smiling at Ashleaze having 1000 posts - way to go !!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 19, 2009, 02:45:05 PM
Woot - well done hun!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Agnieszka on October 19, 2009, 04:10:24 PM
the new member of the family... Wilson, the cat (Wilson after THIS ONE particular Wilson hehe)  ;D

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q270/Agnieszka_K/PIC01938.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 19, 2009, 05:33:21 PM
He's lovely!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 19, 2009, 05:49:45 PM
I like cats (http://xkcd.com/231/)

what also made me smile was this new review of "Curious Things"...

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 19, 2009, 05:52:05 PM
"Calling this an LP would be a joke. Calling is progressive rock would be an even bigger joke. What this album boils down to is twenty-nine minutes of sugary pop music that almost hurts my teeth."

 ;D   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 19, 2009, 06:22:45 PM
The Progarchives.com reviews are a little, ahem, variable... there's a lovely review of Frost*'s EIMA (on this (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2542#reviews) page) which is very impressed with the new female vocalist... Poor Dec!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on October 19, 2009, 07:36:55 PM
Having (sort of) internets made me smile. Hello again, fishtank! It's been a while...

Sarah xx
Hello Girlie, Where've ya bin?

I've moved out and had only access to Tims iPhone for internet. Now I have sporadic access via a dongle. Ooer missus!

Xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 19, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
The Progarchives.com reviews are a little, ahem, variable... there's a lovely review of Frost*'s EIMA (on this (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2542#reviews) page) which is very impressed with the new female vocalist... Poor Dec!

Bwahahaha! At least that operation money was well spent :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 19, 2009, 09:29:14 PM
"Calling this an LP would be a joke. Calling is progressive rock would be an even bigger joke. What this album boils down to is twenty-nine minutes of sugary pop music that almost hurts my teeth."

It is probably because there are no 20 minute keyboard solos or a mellotron to be heard.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 19, 2009, 09:35:06 PM
Having (sort of) internets made me smile. Hello again, fishtank! It's been a while...

Sarah xx
Hello Girlie, Where've ya bin?

I've moved out and had only access to Tims iPhone for internet. Now I have sporadic access via a dongle. Ooer missus!

Oh dear, you'd better be a bit careful. I'm not sure I'd trust a dongle!

Xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 19, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
I like cats (http://xkcd.com/231/)

what also made me smile was this new review of "Curious Things"...

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152)

Kill him!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 19, 2009, 09:52:49 PM
I like cats (http://xkcd.com/231/)

what also made me smile was this new review of "Curious Things"...

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245152)

Kill him!

As Richard II says when he hears his old enemy John of Gaunt is dying: "Gentlemen! Make haste and pray we are too late!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 20, 2009, 11:22:25 AM
Smiley day  ;D

Mr Prog shirts arrived  ;D

K in the car did the devil horns sign and said "Rawk!"  ;D

Gossip re Friday's staff party - oooohh  ;D  ;D





Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 20, 2009, 10:02:11 PM
The farmer across the road has trimmed his hedge and now I can see his cows. I like cows.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 21, 2009, 07:16:05 AM
Yay - you've just reminded me of my favourite Fast Show line.

Dave Nice: I love cows mate. the'yre just like horses in cow form.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 21, 2009, 08:25:48 AM
Dave Nice: I love cows mate. the'yre just like horses in cow form.

Oh yes, I nearly died laughing when he said that...if it wasn't for the fact that the band are Canadian I'd do an episode of the European Perspective where every song is 'You Ain't See Nothin' Yet', just to annoy the humourless ones.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2009, 01:24:06 PM
Yay - you've just reminded me of my favourite Fast Show line.

Dave Nice: I love cows mate. the'yre just like horses in cow form.

 :D :D I hadn't heard that one.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 22, 2009, 12:16:06 AM
the new member of the family... Wilson, the cat (Wilson after THIS ONE particular Wilson hehe)  ;D

I thought you'd be calling it Wilson when I first saw it appear on Facebook.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on October 22, 2009, 08:35:22 AM
Mouse's picture of "Drum Slayer" made me grin.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 22, 2009, 08:45:13 AM
Using the word "florentine" to describe someone's hair because it made them look like Florence off Magic Roundabout.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 22, 2009, 10:38:50 AM
Brilliant! You must have met my sister-in-law then!
But for a moment I thought you were going to liken the hair to a florentine... :o

(http://web.inetba.com/modernpastry/images/florentine.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on October 22, 2009, 03:29:25 PM
The drunkest guy ever goes for more beer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e4caLZUrFw

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 22, 2009, 07:19:47 PM
The drunkest guy ever goes for more beer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e4caLZUrFw

 ;D

I refer the honorable gentleman to my entry on page 89.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on October 22, 2009, 07:43:06 PM
It's so good, it needs to be posted twice. And now I'm going to post it on Facebook for more people to see.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2009, 11:34:37 PM
I certainly never get tired of watching it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 22, 2009, 11:37:54 PM
I've had even more smiles out of Skeletor:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 22, 2009, 11:41:31 PM
I've had even more smiles out of Skeletor:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642)

"Not every track is a gem, but those that aren't consume very little time"

It's crap, but at least it's short crap  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 22, 2009, 11:46:26 PM
I like the bit where he says "Lots of people wrote in to tell me I was talking bollocks"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on October 22, 2009, 11:50:24 PM
He comes to bury Tinyfish, not to praise them.  For real.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 22, 2009, 11:56:56 PM
Infamy, infamy... no, wait...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 23, 2009, 08:43:10 AM
I've had even more smiles out of Skeletor:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=245642)

I'm intrigued that a song about the end of the world can be 'charming' :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 23, 2009, 08:35:10 PM
oh, I don't know - plenty of times we've played that song and people have said "tcch, charming!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2009, 07:20:40 PM
Bohemian Bankruptcy - A tragedy by Drag Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5EFEQ9aY6o)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 27, 2009, 11:29:36 AM
Sunrise and finishing work today at 11:30am made me smile


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 27, 2009, 12:00:06 PM
Sunrise and finishing work today at 11:30am made me smile
Lucky git!  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 27, 2009, 01:28:16 PM
Multitude of messages on facebook and here  :)  Prezzies and cards and far too much chocolate!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 27, 2009, 10:21:22 PM
No less than you deserve Sarah.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 27, 2009, 10:52:06 PM
Ridiculous amount of chocolate.   ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 01:19:13 PM
Toad in the hole, the special at the College canteen today. It's lovely - proper sausages and everything! Mash! Cabbage!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on October 28, 2009, 01:39:19 PM
Mash! Cabbage!

TIDAL WAAAAAAAAAVES! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo0DjdCn6pk)

Ahem. I'll be all right in a minute. But oh ghod, Tomfoolery made me laugh back in the day. "Hi! Flying aircraft!" "'Lo, Flying aircraft!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 01:47:23 PM
Mash! Cabbage!

TIDAL WAAAAAAAAAVES! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo0DjdCn6pk)

Ahem. I'll be all right in a minute. But oh ghod, Tomfoolery made me laugh back in the day. "Hi! Flying aircraft!" "'Lo, Flying aircraft!"

Bloody hell, yes! It's YEARS since I even thought about that show, it was terrific. I've got a very strong recollection of seeing it at primary school, for some reason, maybe our teacher was stoned or something.

"Freaky and thirsty horses. Freaky and thirsty. Thirsty and freaky"



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: PeterF on October 28, 2009, 09:42:43 PM
My 19yo son has just phoned me from Brighton  to say he has bought tickets for us to see John  Mayer At Hammersmith Apollo in January.
Good Lad! ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2009, 12:45:50 PM
A good lad indeed. I hope he enjoys it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on October 29, 2009, 03:17:13 PM
The latest version of No.2 son's counting.

.........8,9,stupid.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 29, 2009, 04:16:59 PM
Plants vs Zombies, a slightly silly but very funny game.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2009, 04:51:43 PM
The latest version of No.2 son's counting.

.........8,9,stupid.
I'm with him.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on October 29, 2009, 09:56:30 PM
http://www.facebook.com/ashleaze?ref=name#/video/video.php?v=307635750077&ref=share







Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 01, 2009, 01:19:56 AM
iced white russians


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 01, 2009, 01:20:37 AM
bwt now


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 01, 2009, 01:21:14 AM
its 1.20 not 2.20


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 01, 2009, 01:21:56 AM
and i'm a tad pissed


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 01, 2009, 08:28:33 AM
Oh good lord!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 01, 2009, 09:30:15 PM
And now she's a tad embarrassed.;-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 02, 2009, 09:45:45 AM
Just as well I was nowhere near the internet on Friday night. I went to see Paradise 9 and got utterly slaughtered on Wells Banana Bread Beer. Good gig though. I can recommend the (utterly non-prog) Boicotts, a mad Japanese pop band. I was sober at the point I saw them. And Paradise 9 covered "The Right Stuff" by Robert Calvert.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 02, 2009, 11:56:29 AM
I saw the late great Robert Calvert at a gig he did at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1986, with Dead Fred and Pstupid Steve from ICU. Almost exactly 23 years ago, it was. November 3rd.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2009, 11:59:37 AM
I went to see the Steve Reich concert at the Festival Hall on Saturday and was completely mesmerised, particularly by the sublime "Music for 18 Musicians"

Each individual instrument repeating phrases, yet weaving this apparently mechanical procedure into a hypnotic soundscape.

WOW!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 02, 2009, 04:40:33 PM
Words cannot describe how jealous I feel for you hearing "Music for 18 Musicians" live. That's an amazing piece of music.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2009, 04:44:39 PM
Should I add that Steve Reich himself was one of the 18 musicians, and also was one of the "clappers" in the short piece "Clapping Music" oh and the first half also had "Electric Counterpoint" in it.

Have you exploded/melted yet?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 02, 2009, 04:57:48 PM
Yes...on both counts.  >:( ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 02, 2009, 07:35:49 PM
The change of subject has made me smile  :D

Yes had a good birthday party on Saturday and suffered somewhat yesterday because of it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: todders on November 02, 2009, 11:33:23 PM
I am not all that familiar with this show, but this clip is prog related and very funny

http://theflickcast.com/2009/10/29/new-clip-from-this-weeks-venture-bros/

A superb clip with a first journey into progressive rock

todds


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 02, 2009, 11:57:22 PM
 :D :D 'You're not ready for The Court Of The Crimson King...'

Good spot Todders


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 03, 2009, 09:13:48 AM
A superb clip with a first journey into progressive rock

Absolutely brilliant :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 03, 2009, 11:25:44 AM
I got tickets to see Billy Connolly at Hammersmith in January.

Woo!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 03, 2009, 07:02:06 PM
I'm going to see Muse in Sheffield tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 03, 2009, 07:37:38 PM
I'm going to see Muse in Sheffield tomorrow.  ;D

There is both good and bad in that statement.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 03, 2009, 07:46:33 PM
Nellie is in my world  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 03, 2009, 08:29:55 PM
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs112.snc3/15931_1261639986773_1402893740_30774296_5071616_n.jpg)

And the rest of the FF/MAD photos Paul posted on FB.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 03, 2009, 10:28:18 PM
Everyone needs a badger in their shorts. :-D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 03, 2009, 11:06:52 PM
Everyone needs a badger in their shorts. :-D

Not if you've already got a tiger down there! Rawr!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 03, 2009, 11:41:46 PM
Everyone needs a badger in their shorts. :-D

Not if you've already got a tiger down there! Rawr!

Gosh, you really are amazing! You've got a lot to live up to on Saturday :-D))


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 04, 2009, 01:19:14 AM
This one in particular made me smile. Simon's expression is priceless.  :)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs092.snc3/15931_1261639186753_1402893740_30774278_117846_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 08:44:35 AM
Everyone needs a badger in their shorts. :-D

Not if you've already got a tiger down there! Rawr!

Gosh, you really are amazing! You've got a lot to live up to on Saturday :-D))

Hey, babe, the Wilfster always delivers! It says here.

<cough>


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 08:45:56 AM
This one in particular made me smile. Simon's expression is priceless.  :)

Indeed! Simon, were you being surprised from behind?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 04, 2009, 09:28:29 AM
It looks more like a premonition of future embarassment.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 04, 2009, 12:26:27 PM
Work have finally stopped being COMPLETE basterds and are paying the best part of a grand to send me on an accredited Prince2 Project Management course.

If I pass the final exam I can add another couple of grand to my asking salary when I try and get a new job (which will be as soon as possible).

Nice of work to pay for me to become valuable to someone else.  ;D

In the meantime I'm off to see A-ha at the O2 tonight and Magnum on Friday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 04, 2009, 02:06:53 PM
...In the meantime I'm off to see A-ha at the O2 tonight and Magnum on Friday.

Magnum?
(http://img.thisismoney.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05/magnum_203x150.jpg)

?

(http://www.yeah-oops.com/wp-content/uploads/_magnum-icecream.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 04, 2009, 02:17:21 PM
Had a Magnum Sandwich on hols in Madeira last week - rather nice it was.

No, there was no bread involved.

(http://www.gourmadorunterseen.ch/img/80633170x170.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 02:49:57 PM
Had a Magnum Sandwich in on hols in Madeira last week - rather nice it was.

No, there was no bread involved.

Oooo. Can you get 'em in the UK? Never seen one of those before...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on November 04, 2009, 02:57:27 PM
Got my tickets to Real World Studio's recording today....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 03:12:19 PM
Had a Magnum Sandwich in on hols in Madeira last week

Actually, Pedro, it occurred to me that this could be a fantastic euphemism.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 04, 2009, 03:12:59 PM
UB meant Bob 'wafty hands' Catley Magnum I suspect.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 03:23:57 PM
UB meant Bob 'wafty hands' Catley Magnum I suspect.  ;D

What a night though it's one of seven...

They're still going, aren't they?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 04, 2009, 04:36:23 PM
I think they went away for a bit but have recently reformed. I couldn't guess at the line up now however.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 05:00:19 PM
http://www.magnumonline.co.uk/band_2.html (http://www.magnumonline.co.uk/band_2.html)

It appears that Tony Clarkin is sans chapeau (and sans cheveux, for that matter) these days. Still sporting a very impressive beard, I'm pleased to see. Bob Catley's still there, by the looks of it, shouting a lot and waving his hand around in an odd fashion.

They also appear to be in the middle of what is, by today's standards, an enormous tour.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 04, 2009, 06:57:36 PM
Bless their little hearts. I remember Jim introducing me to Magnum way back in the 80's with Chase The Dragon. The Spirit and Soldier Of The Line really rocked my socks off at the time...

...I have put my socks back on since then.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 04, 2009, 07:09:10 PM
... and haven't changed them since...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 04, 2009, 08:51:42 PM
In the meantime I'm off to see A-ha at the O2 tonight and Magnum on Friday.

Give my regards to Pål, Magne and Morten.

 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 04, 2009, 10:03:07 PM
Gosh that will be a concert full of ladies of my age, wouldn't want to have to queue for the ladies at that one!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 04, 2009, 10:55:13 PM
Gosh that will be a concert full of ladies of my age, wouldn't want to have to queue for the ladies at that one!
Take your beard...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 04, 2009, 10:59:25 PM
Had a Magnum Sandwich on hols in Madeira last week - rather nice it was.
No, there was no bread involved.
Oooo. Can you get 'em in the UK? Never seen one of those before...
Sadly not, the "Maxibon" is the closest thing.

(http://www.polaris-srl.com/Polaris/Polaris/Motta/Img/maxibon1.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 04, 2009, 11:16:58 PM
My favorite ice cream is not available over here.

It is called "båtis" = boat ice-cream

(http://www.opplysningskontoret.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/6199.jpg)

Yummy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 05, 2009, 10:21:36 AM
Correct posts on many scores

Yes it's Bob Catley's semaphore I'm off to see tomorrow night, and yes the queue for the ladies at A-ha was frightening. Fortunately I left Mme Cholet to deal with that.

Morten can still belt it out - a great bunch of hits from the early days (Sun Always Shines on TV to start and Take on Me to finish) and got another Bond theme under my belt.

A couple of the new songs were really good too.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 05, 2009, 12:12:20 PM
Now that looks like an ice cream I'd like to meet.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 05, 2009, 10:56:20 PM
Feeling very full up after the monthly 'prog curry', when Chris and I go to JD Wetherspoons, get a 'Feast For Two' with extra onion bhajees, and talk not a single word of sense all evening. Heart-warming stuff, and if you have the Madras - Chris always does - you must get some toilet paper in the fridge pretty damn quick.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 06, 2009, 10:36:52 AM
I think that Prog and Curry go together like cheese and a fine wine.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 06, 2009, 04:06:12 PM
I got my smilies back  ;D ;D ;D :P ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2009, 04:13:51 PM
Yay Nellie!

(http://smileys.smilchat.net/smileys/expressives/tuto.gif)

my fave smiley of the week


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 06, 2009, 04:36:06 PM
That's a good one. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 07, 2009, 01:02:40 AM
Very good, UB!  :)  Fantastic Mr. Fox made me smile many times. I can't reccomend it enough, a wonderful and quirky film.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 07, 2009, 11:10:54 AM
Instructions on the product I bought today:

"A light moistening of the flanges simplifies the fitting."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 07, 2009, 12:26:19 PM
I won't ask what you bought, Bo, even though curiosity is nearly killing me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 07, 2009, 01:21:17 PM
I won't ask what you bought, Bo, even though curiosity is nearly killing me.

If you are a nice girl I will show it to you tonight.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 07, 2009, 01:31:32 PM
If you are a nice girl I will show it to you tonight.

Watch out, she might mug you for it ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 08, 2009, 01:19:45 PM
I was a nice girl last night (as I always am) but I don't recall you showing it to me, Bo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2009, 07:43:43 PM
I want to know what it is now...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 09, 2009, 12:56:28 AM
I just noticed the headline ...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2467/4086564906_d69764cbfc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/4086564906/)

Also Rob told me that the paper actually had a article about a nurse moving to Ecuador ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2009, 07:58:36 AM
I just noticed the headline ...

Also Rob told me that the paper actually had a article about a nurse moving to Ecuador ...

Ah, the things you have to do to gain notoriety.

Did the article mention the size of this nurse's bones?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2009, 10:32:47 AM
What a curious thing. I love synchronicity.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2009, 11:10:16 AM
What a curious thing. I love synchronicity.
Me too, specially the two title tracks and 'Every Breath You Take'

(stophittingmeSimonitwasn'tthatbadajokewasit? :))


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2009, 11:39:50 AM
Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit, hit...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 09, 2009, 12:24:52 PM
...lemon, hit...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on November 09, 2009, 09:24:50 PM
So, Wilf is on Simon's hit list then.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2009, 09:34:26 PM
So, Wilf is on Simon's hit list then.
Not so, Simon has never hit on me, we're both married men!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 09, 2009, 11:31:56 PM
That needn't be a barrier these days!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2009, 11:46:36 PM
*Throws car keys in the bowl, puts on the Best Of Andy Williams LP and gets the fondue set heated up*

(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/6b/f/AAAADNiELMQAAAAAAGv1sg.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 10, 2009, 12:56:24 AM
I want to know what it is now...

Earplugs.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 10, 2009, 08:54:31 AM
*Throws car keys in the bowl, puts on the Best Of Andy Williams LP and gets the fondue set heated up*
As Andy himself says..."wise men say, only fools rush in" :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 10, 2009, 10:41:13 AM
Damn Mr Williams and his wise words.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 10, 2009, 12:42:17 PM
#but I can't help....it when my bit of bread falls into the cheese....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on November 10, 2009, 12:45:04 PM
Getting positive feedback on my motorcycle photography from Mr Danny John Jules aka The Cat from Red Dwarf, I love that show ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 10, 2009, 02:09:45 PM
Dwane Dibley!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 10, 2009, 07:18:54 PM
Ow! How was he looking?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 10, 2009, 08:04:30 PM
Wii Fit Plus - there are some brilliantly silly games on there.

There's one where you are a bird and you have to stand on the Wii balance board and flap your arms to fly between and land on targets. My sons thought it was hilarious. The one where you're a drum majorette's pretty daft as well. (Heartily recommended to anyone who has Wii Fit and finds it a bit tame.) 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 10, 2009, 10:16:07 PM
My new game is "Hunt the Wii". I know it's in this house somewhere.....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 12, 2009, 08:56:46 PM
Somebody (presumably Robert) has put my avatar up  ;D  ;D Thanks!!  :-*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 12, 2009, 09:50:55 PM
What high cheekbones you have Sarah.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2009, 11:18:34 PM
I noticed a while ago that someone sorted out my avatar too, so that it would actually fit in it's space and not need that slidey bar thing. Thanks for a while ago, top webmaster bloke!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 12, 2009, 11:56:01 PM
That'll be Rob then.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 13, 2009, 07:43:03 AM
What high cheekbones you have Sarah.
Erm...they can't be *that* high, she can see over them... :P


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 13, 2009, 10:09:15 AM
What high cheekbones you have Sarah.
Erm...they can't be *that* high, she can see over them... :P

That's a low shot, Pedders.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 13, 2009, 02:14:17 PM
yes, I confess, it was me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 13, 2009, 09:22:45 PM
What high cheekbones you have Sarah.
Erm...they can't be *that* high, she can see over them... :P
That's a low shot, Pedders.
You're right, I should aim higher.... Sorry ma'am.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 13, 2009, 10:33:52 PM
What high cheekbones you have Sarah.
Erm...they can't be *that* high, she can see over them... :P
That's a low shot, Pedders.
You're right, I should aim higher.... Sorry ma'am.

Was Mouse joining in the vertically challenged jokes??  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 14, 2009, 01:12:23 AM
Cleverly, we may never know, but he does make a fair point.   


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 14, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
I will carry my secrets to the grave.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 14, 2009, 07:55:29 PM
Loving the trend for mug shots.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 14, 2009, 08:02:29 PM
Pedro, I can't help thinking that the bottom of your (coffee) mug looks like an incomplete smiley face. There's the smile, but no eyes!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 15, 2009, 09:52:24 AM
What made me smile was rockin out to Deep Purple at Hammersmith last night.

And having a week off work to do a PRINCE2 course - hopefully I passed the exam and I'll be able to bung another qualification on the CV.

That's why I've not been about the place for a week.

Back to work tomorrow, but Yes at Hammersmith to look forward to on Tuesday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 15, 2009, 11:50:47 AM
Cor, I'd have loved to have seen Deep Purple this year. Stupid lack of money - I blame the government! Hope you have a good time at the Yes gig, too! (Another one I wanted to see, bah...)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2009, 06:55:10 PM
It's making me titter too...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 15, 2009, 09:20:24 PM
It's making me titter too...
What is?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 15, 2009, 09:54:58 PM
The cups darlin', the cups.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 15, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
Ha! You and cups ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 16, 2009, 12:18:54 AM
Pedro, I can't help thinking that the bottom of your (coffee) mug looks like an incomplete smiley face. There's the smile, but no eyes!
....are you sure?....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 16, 2009, 09:17:24 AM
DONKEYBOY!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2009, 10:41:38 AM
DONKEYBOY!

No idea what that means, but you shouting it made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 16, 2009, 02:04:53 PM
I got forty-three quid for the pile of junk that is my old Nissan. I will shortly be driving a different vehicle home, hopefully...a Ford
Mondeo which doesn't let in the rain.

Felt a bit funny consigning the old car to the scrap merchant, I'd had it for nearly twelve years...but it was time, the gears were making some very odd noises on the way to CarGiant. And no hard-sell, they gave me plenty of time to look the car over (not that it would make any difference) and I got a decent cup of tea at their diner place


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2009, 04:59:59 PM
Finding out I've got an interview on friday

tempered with the knowledge that it's for my own job and I am not keen on the new boss

tempered by the fact that it's good practice for the new year when I hope to get an interview for a job i DO want.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 16, 2009, 11:47:02 PM
Good luck sir.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2009, 02:39:40 AM
Indeed, good luck UB!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 17, 2009, 09:41:56 AM
Thanks awf'ly - the worst thing is I have to wear a suit - I hate wearing a suit when I have to, I don't mind so much when it's my choice/


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
Strange; that's exactly how I feel about suits as well.

I also have a question for any sartorial gent out there. How come suits always look sophisticated on people like Kevin McCloud but when your average bod in the streets wears the same outfit, it looks as if they are some kind of dishevelled, out of work game keeper.

...I say average bod in the street but I think we all understand that the dishevelled, out of work game keeper in question is yours truly.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 17, 2009, 10:46:21 AM
Generally, if you spend a lot of money on a good made-to-measure suit, it looks a lot better than an off-the-peg number as most people are not an off-the-peg standard size and shape. I bet Kevin McCloud doesn't buy his suits from Burton's or Top Man or M & S. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 17, 2009, 10:48:53 AM
Generally, if you spend a lot of money on a good made-to-measure suit, it looks a lot better than an off-the-peg number as most people are not an off-the-peg standard size and shape. I bet Kevin McCloud doesn't buy his suits from Burton's or Top Man or M & S. 

Kevin McCloud is a design deity and as such wafts his suits into being with a wave of his magnificent Grand Designs hand. And a smirk, obviously.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2009, 12:41:02 PM
Generally, if you spend a lot of money on a good made-to-measure suit, it looks a lot better than an off-the-peg number as most people are not an off-the-peg standard size and shape. I bet Kevin McCloud doesn't buy his suits from Burton's or Top Man or M & S. 
Kevin McCloud is a design deity and as such wafts his suits into being with a wave of his magnificent Grand Designs hand. And a smirk, obviously.
There can be only one...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 17, 2009, 01:33:02 PM
Generally, if you spend a lot of money on a good made-to-measure suit, it looks a lot better than an off-the-peg number as most people are not an off-the-peg standard size and shape. I bet Kevin McCloud doesn't buy his suits from Burton's or Top Man or M & S. 
Kevin McCloud is a design deity and as such wafts his suits into being with a wave of his magnificent Grand Designs hand. And a smirk, obviously.
There can be only one...

How on earth did they manage to build that house Kev?

I dunno. It's a kind of magic.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2009, 02:09:19 PM
Strange; that's exactly how I feel about suits as well.

I also have a question for any sartorial gent out there. How come suits always look sophisticated on people like Kevin McCloud but when your average bod in the streets wears the same outfit, it looks as if they are some kind of dishevelled, out of work game keeper.

...I say average bod in the street but I think we all understand that the dishevelled, out of work game keeper in question is yours truly.
I look a complete tosser in a suit. But then, I look a complete tosser in anything.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 17, 2009, 04:10:30 PM
awwwww - I bet you would feel a lot better if you went around for a day pretending to be King Theoden of Rohan.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2009, 04:28:51 PM
The bloke who played him in the films used to drink in my Dad's old pub. I rather like my 'Blues jacket' I've worn to both Peel gigs, even if one of the inside pockets was destroyed after one day of use.

I'd just like to say that Ian Anderson's flute solo on the new 'Tull DVD/CD Live At Madison Square Garden 1978 made me smile. Supoib.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on November 17, 2009, 06:21:35 PM
Magenta at #2 in the amazon.co.uk Rock album download chart.  Just below the Foo Fighters.  Above Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran, Kasabian, Kings of Leon...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2009, 08:57:18 PM
Wow, go Magenta!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2009, 09:06:47 PM
Woot!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2009, 11:44:19 PM
#1  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2009, 11:49:27 PM
Smiling because I've finally finished playlisting the birthday show. Forty-one albums, and a track from each. I haven't yet stuck them all into an iTunes playlist to see how long it's going to be, but I think the answer is going to be "long".

I'm really looking forward to making this one, and I hope that y'all enjoy hearing it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 18, 2009, 08:16:49 AM
(http://digitalseance.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/yes_logo.gif)

made me smile very broadly last night in Hammersmith

And You & I, Heart of the Sunrise, Siberian Khatru, Starship Trooper, I've Seen All Good People, Astral Traveller...

Plus a couple from Drama

WOW!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 08:48:04 AM
made me smile very broadly last night in Hammersmith

And You & I, Heart of the Sunrise, Siberian Khatru, Starship Trooper, I've Seen All Good People, Astral Traveller...

Plus a couple from Drama

WOW!
Is the singer much cop? I've heard conflicting reports...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 18, 2009, 09:21:07 AM
Benoit is a great replacement for the real singer in Yes. Or at least he was last night. Obviously as he's from a tribute band there are aspects of his performance that are a bit Anderson copycat, but his singing was spot on.

It's a bit weird to start with, but by the middle fo the first song I'd forgotten about all the singer shennannigans, and it didn't cross my mind more than a couple of times throughout the entire 2.5 hour show.

And Oliver Wakeman is outstanding.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 18, 2009, 09:48:24 AM
Darn, I knew I should have gone! :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2009, 10:24:06 AM
Glad it was a good show UB. Wasn't the Hammy Odeon the scene of some unpleasantness towards Trevor Horn on the Drama tour?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 10:50:28 AM
Glad it was a good show UB. Wasn't the Hammy Odeon the scene of some unpleasantness towards Trevor Horn on the Drama tour?
Some of the more unsavoury elements of the prognoscenti gave poor Trevor a very hard time throughout that tour, which was a shame, as I thought he was pretty good. He was struggling with some of the high notes on And You And I, but otherwise he sang his heart out. Drama is much under-rated album, in my opinion.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 18, 2009, 11:14:35 AM
And indeed Tempus Fugit and the magnificent Machine Messiah from that very album featured in the set last night.

The start of the latter particularly was a goosebumps moment.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 18, 2009, 12:10:24 PM
I like Oliver Wakeman a lot, nice chap to chat to and obviously talented...but if Jem doesn't get Best Keys at the upcoming CRS BestOfTheYear malarkey for what he has done this year it will not make me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 18, 2009, 12:12:36 PM
Quote
And indeed Tempus Fugit and the magnificent Machine Messiah from that very album featured in the set last night.

The start of the latter particularly was a goosebumps moment.

 :'(  :'(

I *love* Drama...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 02:12:46 PM
I *love* Drama...
Strange, Catherine, you didn't strike me as a Drama Queen.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2009, 03:52:49 PM
Being able to relocate my downstairs loo from the kitchen to where it obviously used to be in the olden days. Soil pipe found in 10 minutes, saving 2 days of Kangolling. (At the moment I have an open plan loo/kitchen arrangement.).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 18, 2009, 07:29:46 PM
Er... what's Kangolling?

And isn't an open-plan loo/kitchen contrary to building regs?
Great for parties though!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 18, 2009, 09:19:21 PM
Er... what's Kangolling?

And isn't an open-plan loo/kitchen contrary to building regs?
Great for parties though!

A Kangol is one of those jumpy drilly things that make you go deaf.
The loo was separate to the kitchen but we decided to knock down the dividing stud wall reverting the kitchen to it's original style. The building work has taken a little longer than hoped, hence the open plan loo/kitchen.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2009, 11:37:09 PM
You really are a DIY kinda girl aren't you Nells?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 19, 2009, 12:36:56 AM
I am extremely jealous of Uncle Bulgaria and his Yes gig.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 19, 2009, 10:08:19 AM
You really are a DIY kinda girl aren't you Nells?

I like make and do!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 19, 2009, 12:18:35 PM
The typo of the day (or maybe it was deliberate) in our College newspaper, mentioning "the fantastic Eyes Open album by Snot Patrol"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 19, 2009, 12:59:22 PM
That's brilliant, Wilf!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 19, 2009, 02:48:14 PM
The typo of the day (or maybe it was deliberate) in our College newspaper, mentioning "the fantastic Eyes Open album by Snot Patrol"

That's the one that the single Run came from  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 19, 2009, 03:37:00 PM
 :D

My favourite typo I've ever done is Porg Rock.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 19, 2009, 09:12:46 PM
As I get older I find I'm transposing letters more and more as I try to type at my normal cruising speed.
A frequent visitor to the red squiggly underlining of Word's spell-checker these days is "funcitonal" pronounced "funky tonal".


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 19, 2009, 10:49:55 PM
The typo of the day (or maybe it was deliberate) in our College newspaper, mentioning "the fantastic Eyes Open album by Snot Patrol"
I laughed for a long time after reading this.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2009, 03:26:36 PM
Despite the fact that I should never have had to have an interview...

I had my interview and got the (my) job.

Yay - I can still pay the mortgage.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 20, 2009, 03:36:55 PM
Despite the fact that I should never have had to have an interview...

I had my interview and got the (my) job.

Yay - I can still pay the mortgage.

Excellent news mate!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2009, 03:40:13 PM
Despite the fact that I should never have had to have an interview...

I had my interview and got the (my) job.

Yay - I can still pay the mortgage.
Value :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 20, 2009, 03:42:06 PM
Despite the fact that I should never have had to have an interview...

I had my interview and got the (my) job.

Yay - I can still pay the mortgage.
Brilliant!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 20, 2009, 06:43:20 PM
congrats UB!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on November 20, 2009, 08:28:15 PM
Yay Mr UB.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 20, 2009, 11:31:23 PM
Well done Unc  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on November 20, 2009, 11:36:25 PM
Congratulations. We had to do the same thing a while back to "win" another year's employment.
Not a nice process - well done for getting through it. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2009, 12:28:26 AM
Nice one, Mr. Unc!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2009, 12:54:20 AM
Watching Banzai on Dave made me smile. Not just because it's insane, but because they featured part of Clocks by Steve Hackett! "Place bets now!"  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 21, 2009, 04:52:11 PM
Despite the fact that I should never have had to have an interview...

I had my interview and got the (my) job.

Yay - I can still pay the mortgage.
Brilliant!
Indeed. Glad to hear that you got that unpleasantness out of the way sir.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2009, 09:03:08 AM
I'm smiling because we've decided to go out today, despite the uninviting weather - to this place:

http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com (http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com)

My joy at this prospect is as much to do with getting out of the house for a few hours than it is with the place itself - though it does look interesting. Huw heard about it from some of his schoolfriends who had a grand day out, it seems. They've got those little guided-tour-in-an-mp3-player doobries that you listen to as you walk around.

A pub lunch may also be on the cards :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 22, 2009, 10:55:05 PM
That's fantastic David. According to the the farmer that owns it, he has a gun and you need to be married to his daughter to get in. That must reduced the number of visitors a bit.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2009, 11:12:37 PM
That's fantastic David. According to the the farmer that owns it, he has a gun and you need to be married to his daughter to get in. That must reduced the number of visitors a bit.
Something certainly kept visitor numbers low :)

It was the most bizarre experience, actually. Lots of interest, loads of old communications equipment to look at (they had a real kilosteam box!), and seeing the old 'Protect and Survive' videos was quite chilling. But the place is run in a rather strange way. You pay for admission at the end, in an honesty box, but they have signs all over the place saying "there are cameras, you are being watched, if you don't pay we'll get you". The only staff we saw were the guy who I assume runs it and his son who were keeping the self-service canteen running.

There's a recording studio in there, the radio kind where the BBC would have broadcast to the nation in the event of a nuclear strike. They had a waxwork BBC announcer in the booth - Huw said "oh look, Dad, he's doing the latest episode of the European Perspective". Probably playing something apocalyptic, like Magma...

I don't know if it would bear many repeat visits, but it was interesting, and only forty minutes from home.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 22, 2009, 11:25:57 PM
Everyone should have a bunker within driving distance. You never know when the Reds will attack.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2009, 09:24:31 AM
Everyone should have a bunker within driving distance. You never know when the Reds will attack.

You mean Liverpool FC now has a nuclear capability.

That explains why their other defences are so bad this season.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 23, 2009, 11:06:49 AM
Something that made me cry with laughter last night: my husband decided that he would try my Wii Fit Plus as I've been giving him regular updates on my "Wii Fit Age" - which was 25 yesterday.  8)
 
So, he turned it on, followed the directions on screen, and got the "standing still" test, in which you, surprisingly enough, have to stand still. Not too hard, you might think. So, he started off standing still, watching the box on the screen and trying to keep his centre of gravity within the blue dot in the box. After the first 10 seconds or so, the box in the middle of the screen suddenly started moving around the screen, so Julian took this as a signal that he should be moving around as well, despite having been told to "stand still".

How I laughed when he came into the kitchen and told me that his Wii Fit age was 72.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2009, 11:55:33 AM
Tee hee.

There is little funnieer than watching someone else doing Wii Fit hula hoop.

I'm a happy bunny because I got the new silver, orange and 50th anniversary badges for my collection of Blue Peter badges on Ebay.

Still need the old silver, new purple, 45th anniversary and of course the Gold badge (but that goes for about £300 when it comes up and I can't possibly justify that at the moment - one day perhaps)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on November 23, 2009, 12:09:39 PM
I'm smiling because we've decided to go out today, despite the uninviting weather - to this place:

http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com (http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com)

My joy at this prospect is as much to do with getting out of the house for a few hours than it is with the place itself - though it does look interesting. Huw heard about it from some of his schoolfriends who had a grand day out, it seems. They've got those little guided-tour-in-an-mp3-player doobries that you listen to as you walk around.

A pub lunch may also be on the cards :D

How can it be called secret when everyone knows about it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
Knows about what?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 23, 2009, 04:55:42 PM
Shhh!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 23, 2009, 07:30:12 PM
Tada!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 23, 2009, 08:17:55 PM
There is no bunker. It's a myth.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 25, 2009, 11:10:48 AM
This is just the most awesome thing I have seen today. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 25, 2009, 11:50:52 AM
This is just the most awesome thing I have seen today. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY)
Total genius.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2009, 01:40:09 PM
This is just the most awesome thing I have seen today. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY)
That made me howl with laughter :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 25, 2009, 01:42:29 PM
oh flaming work denying access - shall look later


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 25, 2009, 01:48:18 PM
Very smiley since I got an email from the DLBN site administrator saying that I'm averaging over 1000 - yes, that's a thousand, I had to read it twice - downloads for the European Perspective every week.

I had no idea it was that many, I thought I'd be doing well if I got fifty.

They're out there!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 25, 2009, 02:03:48 PM
Wow, 1000 Wilf! That's amazing!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 25, 2009, 03:20:19 PM
Well I'm a new concvert especially after the lovely Gong interview episode.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2009, 04:22:22 PM
oh flaming work denying access - shall look later

Me too (on both counts).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 25, 2009, 05:56:04 PM
Yes very good


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 25, 2009, 06:25:41 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 25, 2009, 06:56:56 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...

That is awesome.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2009, 07:09:53 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...
It went round last year but I couldn'd be bothered to put all the piccies in so everyone was saved. Sgood tho'  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2009, 07:10:55 PM
Merry Madagascar is very funny. I've seen it 58 times since Monday and it's still funny!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 25, 2009, 07:11:49 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...
Fab :) New stage outfits, perhaps?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2009, 09:55:05 PM
This is just the most awesome thing I have seen today. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY)
That made me howl with laughter :D
Me too. It was the bit with Animal saying 'Momma' that had me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2009, 10:02:11 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...
That is both amazing and scary at the same time... :D

Brilliant job Catherine.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2009, 10:45:04 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...
That is both amazing and scary at the same time... :D

Brilliant job Catherine.
I'll bet you've ordered a mug though :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2009, 11:49:27 PM
You can order mugs too? Cool! One for Mum, one for Dad, one for Jem...

That's Christmas sorted then.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 26, 2009, 12:04:52 AM
Darn, xmas. I completely forgot about that. Need to do some shopping this weekend.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on November 26, 2009, 12:30:48 AM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...

oh god. I cried with laughter.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on November 26, 2009, 08:42:27 PM
This (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/pYeGfp0oIudoM50MC3oV) did...

Well I must say, that was unexpected...  :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on November 26, 2009, 09:44:29 PM
It seems to be taking forever to load but I guess it is what Jem posted on the frost* forum a couple of years ago


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on November 27, 2009, 03:09:19 PM
This is surely one of the reasons YouTube was invented. Over 4 million views in just 2 days since it was uploaded. Classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 27, 2009, 03:44:38 PM
Can't get Youtube at work - is it the muppet thing - absoulute classic.

Making me smile is the crinkle of tickets to see Gong, with a warm-up set by The Steve Hillage Band tonight.

With a nice trip to Greenwich with Vicky and her mum tomorrow it's looking like a nice end to an otherwise sh*tty week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 27, 2009, 04:24:38 PM
Can't get Youtube at work - is it the muppet thing - absoulute classic.

Making me smile is the crinkle of tickets to see Gong, with a warm-up set by The Steve Hillage Band tonight.

With a nice trip to Greenwich with Vicky and her mum tomorrow it's looking like a nice end to an otherwise sh*tty week.
I wish I was able to get to the Gong gig, family committments, etc. Hope it's totally spiffing :) And Greenwich - I like Greenwich...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 27, 2009, 05:43:49 PM
Gong and Steve Hillage were excellent last night. Left a big smile on my face!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 27, 2009, 11:33:52 PM
The FB status of one of my friends:

" I guess I finally out drove Tiger Woods."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on November 29, 2009, 05:12:02 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2009, 12:38:28 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8381207.stm

(scroll to bottom)

Cribbins has rumbled us  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2009, 02:43:21 PM
[Slips into Womble voices.] "Oh you naughty Mr Bulgaria!"

"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see you in the bathroom!"


There isn't a jury in the land that would convict you.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 03, 2009, 12:42:12 PM
Yay - I passed my PRINCE2 exam - I am now a qualified Project Manager. Now to find a project to manage.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 03, 2009, 02:38:27 PM
Yay - I passed my PRINCE2 exam - I am now a qualified Project Manager. Now to find a project to manage.
Come and work for me, I need a project manager. Preferably one who can manage projects rather than just PRINCE2 ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 03, 2009, 02:41:30 PM
Yay - I passed my PRINCE2 exam - I am now a qualified Project Manager. Now to find a project to manage.
Congratulations and jubilations...

Fantastic news sir. Does this mean that you are going westward ho at the first opportunity?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 03, 2009, 02:59:21 PM
It does, but realistically it's going to be after all the festivities and so on.

I'd be keen for February or March 2010.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 04, 2009, 06:07:48 PM
I found out today that the robotics team that I coach has just been selected for the finals of the National Science & Engineering Competition (http://www.nationalsciencecompetition.org/competition.asp).  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 04, 2009, 07:08:40 PM
I found out today that the robotics team that I coach has just been selected for the finals of the National Science & Engineering Competition (http://www.nationalsciencecompetition.org/competition.asp).  ;D

Yay! That's brilliant news, Freddie. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 04, 2009, 07:33:01 PM
I found out today that the robotics team that I coach has just been selected for the finals of the National Science & Engineering Competition (http://www.nationalsciencecompetition.org/competition.asp).  ;D

She Blinded Me With Science.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 04, 2009, 07:44:53 PM
Yay! Well done Catherine.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 04, 2009, 11:51:13 PM
Fab news Catherine!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 05, 2009, 03:09:55 PM
Congrats Catherine - hope you win.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 05, 2009, 05:14:10 PM
I'm currently recording this weekend's EP, and all this Hammond organ-based early seventies stuff is making me smile bigtime, like this :

;D  ;D  ;D



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 05, 2009, 11:55:29 PM
I can almost hear your smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 06, 2009, 01:06:12 AM
I don't think this is the right thread but it probably made the recipient smile

I went up to some bloke with a beard tonight and said

"you're amazing"

he went "eh?"

" you Wilf?"

"no - must be mistaking me for somebody else"

 :-[  :-[


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 06, 2009, 12:05:15 PM
The Woolworths in Wokingham which closed down a while back has reopened as "Allworths".  I went in there out of curiousity yesterday.  It has rows of sweets, CDs from artists who went out of fashion at the turn of the century, plastic toys which you can see will break within 5 minutes of playing with them, and clothes that oxfam would turn their nose up at.  Yes, indeedy, the same crap that noone wanted when Woolworths was selling it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 06, 2009, 01:56:43 PM
Seeing Joe Bonamassa on Thursday made me smile. Meeting him after the gig made me smile even more. A wonderful way to round off the gigging year.  ;D

I shall have to post some photos soon.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 06, 2009, 03:57:46 PM
I miss Woolworths.   :( 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 06, 2009, 08:59:43 PM
I miss Woolworths.   :( 
It was the only shop in the Stratford shopping arcade that was worth bothering with. Mind, now that they're building a new big Westfield-style centre out the back, near the Olympic park, I suspect that Stratford centre will more or less disappear.

Come 2012 I think we may go on holiday for the duration, and let our house to the entire Korean gymnastics squad. It's a two-up, two-down, so they should be able to fit them all in just fine.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 07, 2009, 12:24:16 AM
Hallelujah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2009, 12:35:52 AM
Fantastic!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Paul on December 07, 2009, 07:49:56 AM
The rehearsals must have taken ages!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 07, 2009, 08:56:06 AM
Hallelujah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU)
Absolute genius.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 07, 2009, 07:41:17 PM
The Disney corporation has chosen a town in the UK to twin with Disney World.  There are so many choices that they could have made - London, Edinburgh, Bath, York, Durham, Canterbury perhaps.  They chose... SWINDON. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 07, 2009, 08:07:49 PM
That's a relief - in Cambridge we were dreadfully worried it was going to be us!

I wonder what tipped it in Swindon's favour? The Magic Roundabout, perhaps?
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/images/2007/10/22/msn_magic_roundabout_470x350.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2009, 08:12:07 PM
Nah. The Magic Roundabout is originally French and Disney are originally racist.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 07, 2009, 08:36:31 PM
That is a scary roundabout.  I never want to drive there.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 07, 2009, 09:37:50 PM
That's not a roundabout, that's mayhem. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2009, 09:50:10 PM
It's bonkers innit?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 08, 2009, 02:47:00 PM
I just ordered my replacement Wii and a batch of a dozen games.

It seems the insurance company are playing nice.

Now I have to tell them that they can stick their renewal up their underwriters as we've found it half price at the Post Office.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 08, 2009, 04:29:09 PM
Huzzah (on both counts) Mr UB


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 08, 2009, 05:58:56 PM
That's a relief - in Cambridge we were dreadfully worried it was going to be us!

I wonder what tipped it in Swindon's favour? The Magic Roundabout, perhaps?
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/images/2007/10/22/msn_magic_roundabout_470x350.jpg)

I have to drive round that every time I want to go to Tesco. It's actually quite easy and makes alot of sense.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 08, 2009, 09:34:36 PM
I have to drive round that every time I want to go to Tesco. It's actually quite easy and makes alot of sense.
Wanting to go to Tesco never makes any sense.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 09, 2009, 08:07:23 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 09, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
New CRS Magazine.    48 pages of interesting stuff - including a few Tinyfish mentions.

Quote
They played a tight set featuring old and new material and Leon Camfield beat the living hell out of his drum kit as usual.

Miles, Lambsie & Tommo are really taking the organization forward.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 10, 2009, 10:11:22 AM
Indeed Rob, I think the CRS is in safe hands.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 10, 2009, 10:54:20 AM
New CRS Magazine.    48 pages of interesting stuff - including a few Tinyfish mentions.

Quote
They played a tight set featuring old and new material and Leon Camfield beat the living hell out of his drum kit as usual.

Miles, Lambsie & Tommo are really taking the organization forward.

Spoke to Lambsie and ? at the porcupine tree gig in Wolverhampton on Sunday


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on December 10, 2009, 01:46:06 PM
...although the CRS failed to ask the sponsor of the Best Artwork award if they would like to re-new it and also appear to have dropped the "Best Musician award which was otherwise known as the "Give Another Guitarist A Chance" award.  :(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 10, 2009, 02:18:46 PM
...although the CRS failed to ask the sponsor of the Best Artwork award if they would like to re-new it and also appear to have dropped the "Best Musician award which was otherwise known as the "Give Another Guitarist A Chance" award.  :(
It is a shame that the best cover was dropped.  I think that the former sponsor's brother's band should have won this.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on December 10, 2009, 07:38:46 PM

Miles, Lambsie & Tommo are really taking the organization forward.

Yes it looked better this month, still typo's tho.  They want shareholders and volunteers for interviewing, I'm thinking of seeing if they want me to proof read it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 10, 2009, 09:09:08 PM
I have finished all of my work for 2009 six days early so I can go back up North for Christmas this Sunday. I'm exhausted, I've had barely any sleep, but right now I'm very happy.

Yippee-kai-yay!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 10, 2009, 09:10:45 PM
I have finished all of my work for 2009 six days early so I can go back up North for Christmas this Sunday. I'm exhausted, I've had barely any sleep, but right now I'm very happy.

Yippee-kai-yay!  :)
Splendid news, Mr. Mouse, you can embed yourself for a jolly Christmas, and listen to lots of TEP...<cough>

Safe journey


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 10, 2009, 11:43:36 PM

Miles, Lambsie & Tommo are really taking the organization forward.

Yes it looked better this month, still typo's tho.  They want shareholders and volunteers for interviewing, I'm thinking of seeing if they want me to proof read it.

Me too. I wrote them a long essay on exactly what I thought was wrong with the magazine on the survey form last issue. I was quite surprised they sent me another issue!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 11, 2009, 08:06:05 AM
Well done Mouse on completing your work.

I've got the dental hygenist this morning (eek), but after that I've got my wrok Christmas lunch, then going to see Little Boots tonight and IQ tomorrow.

Also I won the argument with Zavvi and I'm getting my new Wii delivered on a Saturday for no extra charge.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 11, 2009, 08:21:37 AM
Today I get lunch at somewhere called Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill in Knightsbridge where my second-in-command and I will be dined and entertained by Marco Pierre White. Quite looking forward to it - all funded by one of our suppliers who always puts on a good festive event for their customers. No work will be done this afternoon...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on December 11, 2009, 10:10:53 AM
Today I get lunch at somewhere called Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill in Knightsbridge where my second-in-command and I will be dined and entertained by Marco Pierre White. Quite looking forward to it - all funded by one of our suppliers who always puts on a good festive event for their customers. No work will be done this afternoon...

Yummy, can you get me a doggie bag?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 11, 2009, 11:11:23 AM
I've also won the argument with the insurance company and talked them up about £60 on the value of the TV.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 11, 2009, 11:32:17 AM
Today I get lunch at somewhere called Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill in Knightsbridge where my second-in-command and I will be dined and entertained by Marco Pierre White. Quite looking forward to it - all funded by one of our suppliers who always puts on a good festive event for their customers. No work will be done this afternoon...

Yummy, can you get me a doggie bag?
I shall do my best :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 11, 2009, 01:51:47 PM
Splendid news, Mr. Mouse, you can embed yourself for a jolly Christmas, and listen to lots of TEP...<cough>

That's the plan!  :)  Enjoy your meal.

And hooray to UB for his victories.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 11, 2009, 09:50:12 PM
Tinyfish.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 12, 2009, 10:32:05 PM
Tinyfish.

 ;D

Meanwhile, I had the best pub night ever last night. I drunk quite a bit and watched two bands (my mate in one, my head of course tutor in the headlining act). I haven't laughed so much since the Esoteric Evening. It's hard to explain, so here's a link to the photos: Link!
 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=127311&id=552434683&l=c3a72dd731)
Yes, the bloke who's the head of my course paints his face green and plays comedy renditions of well known songs. We have fun in my college.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 20, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
I went to see Avatar earlier but, while it did look like a cross between the Halo computer games and a planet designed by Roger Dean, what made me smile was when I slipped on the ice outside the cinema. I did one of those comedy trying-to-recover-from-falling before going in the air and landing on my arse and left arm.

It hurt, but it was more hilarious.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on December 20, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
I've seen Avatar, and it is gorgeous to look at in 3D. The story has no ambition to it, but most people do a good acting job.

If anyone understands this, it's a cross between Aliens and the Final Fantasy games.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on December 20, 2009, 11:17:37 PM
I was quite disturbed that one of the constant messages was "the human race are a bunch of w*nkers". I've written a big rant about it here (http://beyondtheborderoflunacy.blogspot.com/).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 22, 2009, 01:07:09 PM
but the human race are by and large a bunch of w4nk3rs

we're lucky to know some nice people, most people are at best insignificant, at worst utter nob-ends (I love that insult, it amuses me so much)

I'm feeling quite Christmassy in that I have warm feelings towards those I care about (present company most definitely included) and a wish for everyone else on the planet to leave me alone for a week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on December 22, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
I was quite disturbed that one of the constant messages was "the human race are a bunch of w*nkers". I've written a big rant about it here (http://beyondtheborderoflunacy.blogspot.com/).

Your rant seems to have been delete there, Mouse.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2009, 02:07:34 PM
I've seen Avatar, and it is gorgeous to look at in 3D. The story has no ambition to it, but most people do a good acting job.

If anyone understands this, it's a cross between Aliens and the Final Fantasy games.

It was described to me as 'Dances With Smurfs'  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on December 24, 2009, 08:26:42 AM
There are always one or two Christmas games.  This one seemed appropriate to post here:
http://www.eyegas.com/sproutifarts/ (http://www.eyegas.com/sproutifarts/)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 01, 2010, 03:15:54 PM
Sitting In the sunlight on next door's shed roof, no less than three foxes. They looked very well-fed - obviously being an urban fox in East London is a reasonable gig. They sat there for a good five minutes while we watched them, then just got down into one of the gardens at the back of ours and sauntered off.

We'd seen one quite a few times, but three...such a thrill!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on January 01, 2010, 04:51:39 PM
It was described to me as 'Dances With Smurfs'  :D

That was in an episode of South Park :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dances_with_Smurfs


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2010, 12:17:03 AM
Completing the final edit for the album version of The Sarcasm Never Stops (which will open the new album b.t.w. boys and girls)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 10:35:52 AM
 ;D ;D

Just need to finish every other song on the album, then?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on January 07, 2010, 01:08:11 PM
Simon completing the final edit for the album version of The Sarcasm Never Stops (which will open the new album b.t.w. boys and girls)... hoorah! Just another spajillion tracks to go!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 07, 2010, 01:15:12 PM
Once the final edit is done the "tweaking" can start, right?  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2010, 01:54:43 PM
Ah, you've recorded and album before than haven't you Pedders?  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2010, 02:08:26 PM
I'll be honest. There is a part, deep, deep inside of me that fears the thought that I've missed something in the recording/editing stage and when we get to the mix (where substantial amounts of time and cash will be committed), it will be too late to correct things.

Forgive the geeky muso talk but...

The average number individual instrument tracks for a song on The Big Red Spark (including drums, guitars, basses, synths, vocals, backing vocals, etc) is hovering around the 50 mark. One song even tipped the scale at 120 tracks at one point. The reason for this is that my old recording software (ACID) was designed in such a way that it meant I had to create a new track for every overdub that was recorded by the band. It has been my task over the past twelve weeks to transfer the audio files put down in 2008/9 into my nice new sexy Pro Tools 8 system and then lower the track count to a manageable amount by manually cutting and pasting the many overdubs into groups of continuous performances i.e. All of Jim's guitar solos on one track, all of his rhythm parts onto another, etc.

It's dull work but it has to be done.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 04:39:25 PM
One song even tipped the scale at 120 tracks at one point.

Bloody hell!  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on January 07, 2010, 06:57:01 PM
I think sometimes you have to know when to to call it a wrap ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2010, 08:00:56 PM
I hear you Nells.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 07, 2010, 08:37:06 PM
LOL No, never made an album....but I've waited for loads!!

As for track count, on the making-of DVD, Rich Mauser (I think his name is) who mixed Transatlantic's Whirlwind said they gave him the whole 76 minutes on 150 tracks. :o His setup couldn't play it all at once, he had to boil it down too. :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 09:51:49 PM
Like I've heard so many times on Wilf's European Perspective, "Bloody Prog."  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 07, 2010, 11:28:00 PM
Hearing the "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" guitar bits in Track 6 of The Whirlwind - love it.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 08, 2010, 10:46:17 PM
I've just bought the new Transatlantic album as well and I'm listening to it now. After that I am going to watch the DVD that comes with it. An evening of prog that will make (and continue to make) me smile.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 08, 2010, 11:25:54 PM
I've said it before but I think the Whirlwind DVD is a really good example of a making-of offering. You see the meet-up, the playing with ideas, the working out of arrangements, the creation of new stuff, the recording of the different parts, the mixing, the mastering and a little bit of the promo work.
As happened with Pendies' Pure, watching the DVD really helped me to get deeper into the music than I may ever have otherwise.
Love it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2010, 02:00:25 AM
I watched it last night and it is indeed a great watch. Following on a similar style, I'm currently watching Muse's The Making Of The Resistance. I love learning about how bands record stuff and this shows it all. It's good food for my production hungry mind. Lots of DI recording, which I didn't expect.  :)

Although the number of guitars and basses they use is ridiculous. They must try about five on every bar of every track before recording it. I am impressed by their gigantic synthesiser, though. Mmm, synths...  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2010, 03:07:22 AM
Hearing Neal Morse on the Transatlantic DVD saying to a German Festival steward that he was here to replace Frost* on the bill. Just so freaky hearing our Mr Morse saying the name of my bruv's band.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 09, 2010, 09:36:32 AM
I do worry when people post at 3 o'clock in the morning.  Unless of course they have a time difference.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2010, 10:31:48 AM
I just couldn't sleep last night. I'd had a row with the missus and the foxes were howling in the back garden. What ade it worse was the fact that I had left my alarm clock on which meant I was woken up at 7.30am this morning and couldn't get back to sleep.  >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 09, 2010, 02:32:43 PM
I'd had a row with the missus
Didn't even know you lived near water....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2010, 03:06:04 PM
Ba doom-tish!  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2010, 03:25:19 PM
I just become nocturnal during holidays. Sometimes I hang out with the foxes. Last night we were watching The Fast Show in this bloke's back garden and couldn't stop howling all night.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 09, 2010, 03:32:00 PM
I'd had a row with the missus
Didn't even know you lived near water....

Sometimes I wonder why I voted for you as prog personality...  ;D

...the foxes were howling in the back garden.   >:(

Yes, many a facebook status from me berating those flaming animals.

You should be able to sleep tonight.  Thursday was my bad night, read til 4am and was so delighted to be up again at 8  :( so had no probs last night.  Apart from Steve had two of his friends staying and at 1am they thought it would be great to play with K's very noisy Peppa Pig toys.   >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 09, 2010, 03:35:25 PM
I've just booked my holiday  ;D  Turkey August  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 09, 2010, 04:18:07 PM
I've just booked my holiday  ;D  Turkey August  ;D
Bootiful!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2010, 12:16:36 PM
Steak and kidney pie. And chips and peas. Yum, basically :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2010, 12:46:39 PM
Ooh, that's made me all hungry now.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 11, 2010, 12:49:59 PM
Got the last lot of money through from the insurance for the Wii games that got stolen - am off to the (online) sales as we speak.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 11, 2010, 06:57:16 PM
Huzzah for insurance money. Buy, buy, buy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2010, 09:01:53 PM
I've been longing to buy Astra's album The Weirding for a good while now. I thought I'd check HMV just to see if they had it, but said to my friend that there was a 99% chance they wouldn't have it as it's so obscure and underground. Well, they had it. In the wrong section and just sitting on a shelf, but they had it. And now I finally have it.  :)

Coincidence is strange. It's a bit too convenient sometimes...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on January 13, 2010, 10:33:24 PM
I rather like the Astra album, in a laid back ponk-fliydy way.  After about the fifth track, it can sound a little samey.  They are doing a gig in London in a couple of months - I'll think about it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2010, 08:28:23 AM
Coincidence is strange. It's a bit too convenient sometimes...

There is no such thing as coincidence - just the impression of coincidence. The human mind's capacity for seeing patterns where none exist is astonishing. Still, glad you found the album you were looking for Mouse!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 14, 2010, 11:20:27 AM
A life lived without "coincidence" would be statistically remarkable.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 14, 2010, 02:10:07 PM
Apophenia is the word you are looking for :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 14, 2010, 02:15:39 PM
I expect you can get tablets for that.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 15, 2010, 03:48:35 PM
Just ordered the full set of Wacky Races AND Dastardley and Muttley from the play.com sale.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 15, 2010, 04:02:47 PM
You sir, are my hero.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 18, 2010, 03:20:55 PM
I found the "biography" of Dick Dastardly and found out that his middle name is "Milhous" :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 18, 2010, 03:41:43 PM
What a weekend. Friday night saw Henry Rollins doing his spoken word thing 2.5 hours straight barely pausing for breath. Sunday night was Billy Connolly at Hammy O - he did 2.75 hours straight and just as rant-fuelled as rollins.

I feel strangely calm today.

My favourite joke from Mr Connolly was all about a terrrible word.

Two guys arguing on the street in Glasgow. The first says "You're a C, You've always been a C, You probably always will be a C, in fact if they had a competition to find the world's biggest C they'd give you second prize" so the other guy says "Why wouldn't they give me first prize" to which the first guy replies "because you're a C!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 21, 2010, 06:07:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/AxeInsider?feature=pyv&ad=5005222991&kw=women#p/u/0/F0AlcVU-de4 (http://www.youtube.com/user/AxeInsider?feature=pyv&ad=5005222991&kw=women#p/u/0/F0AlcVU-de4)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2010, 09:04:48 PM
 :D - It's the old lady mouthing 'me too!' that did it for me Bo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 22, 2010, 09:11:41 AM
Mind wandering while contemplating in the "smallest room" I got to thinking about the topology of the human body and how we are, in effect just a torus as we have a single continuous passage through our structure, from mouth to erm the other end, and every other "orifice" could be said to be a mere indentation.

So two things spring to mind

1) Homer obviously is right to love the donut.

2) JFK was right - if a Berliner is a ring donut that is.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 09:59:01 AM
Mind wandering while contemplating in the "smallest room" I got to thinking about the topology of the human body and how we are, in effect just a torus as we have a single continuous passage through our structure, from mouth to erm the other end, and every other "orifice" could be said to be a mere indentation.
I like to think of the human form as being more like a Klein bottle...

(http://organizationsandmarkets.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/klein_bottle1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
In that case, Wilf, it's no wonder that your trousers get wet when you cry.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 10:18:35 AM
In that case, Wilf, it's no wonder that your trousers get wet when you cry.
It's the Circle of Life, innit? :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 22, 2010, 11:11:11 AM
I've found the perfect present (http://www.kleinbottle.com/klein_bottle_hats.htm) for our Wilf


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2010, 11:33:36 AM
I can just see Daevid Allen in one!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 11:46:33 AM
I've found the perfect present (http://www.kleinbottle.com/klein_bottle_hats.htm) for our Wilf
How utterly splendid! Mrs. Wilf is a very keen knitter, now there's a challenge for her!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 11:47:42 AM
I can just see Daevid Allen in one!
There's a man who can do hats. When I interviewed them he was resplendent in a very natty wide-brimmed number, even when we were indoors.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2010, 11:54:06 PM
Gillian Cooke's "wardrobe malfunction" at the start of her bobsled run made me chuckle. Must've been a bit draughty.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01562/BOBSLEIGH_1562436c.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 23, 2010, 12:45:41 AM
Now listening to: Arena - A Crack In the Ice...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 23, 2010, 12:47:26 PM
I think it's a bit cruel that that picture makes her bum look about 5 times bigger than it really is.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on January 23, 2010, 02:00:19 PM
I think it's a bit cruel that that picture makes her bum look about 5 times bigger than it really is.
How do you know that?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 23, 2010, 06:15:42 PM
...I watched the rest of the video...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 23, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
She's a sporty lass to be sure.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 23, 2010, 08:37:51 PM
To quote the bard:

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2010, 11:35:24 PM
For a moment there, Bo, I thought you were about to start quoting the David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel lyrics...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 23, 2010, 11:46:50 PM
Or Thackaray...

"I love a good bum on a woman it makes my day..."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on January 24, 2010, 08:04:27 PM
Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 25, 2010, 09:48:07 AM
Or Thackaray...

"I love a good bum on a woman it makes my day..."

That's Jake and not William :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 25, 2010, 12:57:23 PM
My new iPod Touch 3G 32GB makes me smile and I've not even charged it up yet.  ;D

(that's what happens when you buy a cheap TV after yours is stolen - not a route I'd recommend to groovy new toys)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 25, 2010, 11:35:50 PM
Watching the Arena special on Brian Eno. Thank you BBC, from the bottom of my heart.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on January 25, 2010, 11:58:28 PM
This Literal Video of Bonnie Tyler which I put up in my MySpace blog still makes me laugh after about a million viewings

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=426433462&blogId=526166857 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=426433462&blogId=526166857)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on January 26, 2010, 12:31:35 AM
This Literal Video of Bonnie Tyler which I put up in my MySpace blog still makes me laugh after about a million viewings

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=426433462&blogId=526166857 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=426433462&blogId=526166857)

that is always funny!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2010, 10:30:13 PM
First day back at college today made me smile. Finding out about the new work made me smile. One part requires me to mix something in 5.1.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 27, 2010, 12:04:58 AM
In old audio, that's five and one tenth Mouse.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on January 27, 2010, 01:44:19 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on January 27, 2010, 10:52:40 AM
be careful, too much of that 5.1 can make you look like Steven Wilson...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on January 27, 2010, 10:58:54 AM
be careful, too much of that 5.1 can make you look like Steven Wilson...

Oh, thanks for reminding me...took a female friend to see Porcupine Tree in Wolves because she had enjoyed the few tracks of theirs I had played to her, and on the drive back the discussion got on to how Steven Wilson is about 6 months older than me.  "What ?!", says she, "He looks in his mid-20s...".  "Thank you", says I, and puts on some Pineapple Thief instead.

 >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2010, 11:50:36 AM
He probably has a crumbling portrait in his attic! 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on January 28, 2010, 10:20:54 PM
Doing some reasearch on the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower.  I found a site giving the talest building in each of the 50 states.  The talling builing in almost every state is an office block.  Almost every one has at least 20 floors.

Except Vermont.  The talest building in Vermont in the Bennington Battle Memorial (93m).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on January 29, 2010, 01:05:45 AM
Doing some reasearch on the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower.  I found a site giving the talest building in each of the 50 states.  The talling builing in almost every state is an office block.  Almost every one has at least 20 floors.

Except Vermont.  The talest building in Vermont in the Bennington Battle Memorial (93m).

that's right!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on January 29, 2010, 02:27:28 AM
Except Vermont.  The talest building in Vermont in the Bennington Battle Memorial (93m).

Was that the battle against the machines when they knocked down all the office blocks ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on January 29, 2010, 03:01:44 AM
heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on January 29, 2010, 09:18:39 AM
be careful, too much of that 5.1 can make you look like Steven Wilson...

Oh, thanks for reminding me...took a female friend to see Porcupine Tree in Wolves because she had enjoyed the few tracks of theirs I had played to her, and on the drive back the discussion got on to how Steven Wilson is about 6 months older than me.  "What ?!", says she, "He looks in his mid-20s...".  "Thank you", says I, and puts on some Pineapple Thief instead.

 >:(

Someone I know refers to Steven Wilson as "that Harry Potter-looking bloke" which makes me smile!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 29, 2010, 09:48:00 AM
Harry Potter and the 5.1 mix of King Crimson


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 11:30:04 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
 :D :D

be careful, too much of that 5.1 can make you look like Steven Wilson...

Oh no! I already have enough problems with depressionto cope with that! I cannae hold it, cap'n...  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 29, 2010, 02:55:28 PM
:D :D

be careful, too much of that 5.1 can make you look like Steven Wilson...


Oh no! I already have enough problems with depressionto cope with that! I cannae hold it, cap'n...  ;)
And then you realise...time flies


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 29, 2010, 07:04:42 PM
It cheered me up no end when a colleague assumed I was 8 years younger than I am earlier this week.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 08:39:44 PM
That's always a good thing to hear. I was saying to the wife's sister in bed last night; it's not a fair world...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 08:46:10 PM
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4496/22518877.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on January 30, 2010, 12:10:14 PM
Just got a delivery from Edible Arrangements. My lovely lovely sister ordered a box of white and dark chocolate coated banana to cheer me up after my crappy week.

Brought a wee happy tear to my eye and a massive smile to my face. She is brilliant.

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on January 30, 2010, 03:14:53 PM
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4496/22518877.gif)

oh that adds a whole 'nother dimension!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2010, 11:30:04 PM
For some reason, I'm feeling really good about this new week. This usually means everything that can go wrong will go wrong, but you never know. I can't wait to get my teeth into more work and tear it apart. Rargh.  :)

Simon's brill banana thing reminded me of this long forgotton superhero. Behold!

(http://desenelecopilariei.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/bananaman1.jpg)

Thank Heaven for Google, I was almost convinced my imagination had gone haywire with my memories again. I was heartbroken when I found out that Super Ants Vs. Siamese Squirrels didn't exist...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 02, 2010, 12:05:15 AM
Would you settle for Samurai Pizza Cats instead ?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/SPCintro80.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 02, 2010, 12:50:25 AM
Not even Bananaman used to fire expanding bananas out of his nose...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 02, 2010, 09:11:23 AM
Not even Bananaman used to fire expanding bananas out of his nose...

That is indeed a rare talent.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 02, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
Tommy 'Banana' Johnson, another great lost hero...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/78/Tommy_Banana_Johnson.jpg/250px-Tommy_Banana_Johnson.jpg)

In the rather dry tones of Wikipedia:

Tommy is a boy who, for some reason, has a four foot long banana. Other than being rather large, this banana has no special qualities. During a walk in the local park, he first encounters a painter who is worried that approaching rainclouds will wash the paint off the fence he's been working on. Tommy suggests using his banana as a hair-dryer, but this only serves to annoy the painter. He then runs into a man who's lost his dog (who actually isn't that far away), and suggests that he uses the banana as a telescope. This gets the same reaction that he got off the painter. At the end of the strip, a police officer eventually finds a use for his banana by shoving it all the way up Tommy's bottom.

They don't make 'em like they used to...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 02, 2010, 09:32:31 AM
My favourite cartoon title ever

(http://www.stage9media.com/angry.jpg)

although closely followed by

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9241/556369-0003_large.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 02, 2010, 11:19:12 AM
and don't forget this: Bananaphone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananaphone)!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2010, 11:21:54 AM
Bananaphone is a children's album[1][2] released by Raffi in 1994. The title track's lyrics describes the bananaphone. The song uses many puns such as "It's a phone with appeal!" (a peel) and nonce words  as Raffi extols the virtues of his unique telephone.

What is a nonce word exactly? No actually, don't answer that...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 02, 2010, 11:36:35 AM
What is a nonce word exactly? No actually, don't answer that...

You'd have to ask Phil Collins for an answer to that.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2010, 02:01:15 PM
We would like to apologise to all Phil Collins fans reading that last statement and would like to clarify that in no way are we calling Mr Collins a Nonce.

He will always be a dickhead.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 02, 2010, 02:04:43 PM
I thought the correct phrase was...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 02, 2010, 03:47:00 PM
I thought the correct phrase was...

Oh no you don't, not on this forum!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 02, 2010, 03:57:47 PM
We would like to apologise to all Phil Collins fans reading that last statement and would like to clarify that in no way are we calling Mr Collins a Nonce.

He will always be a dickhead.

That's just Nonce Sense.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 02, 2010, 04:12:58 PM
I thought the correct phrase was...

Oh no you don't, not on this forum!

:D Glad to see you've seen that cartoon too, Nellie!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2010, 09:38:13 PM
Juan Francisco Martinez, my 200th FB friend.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on February 02, 2010, 10:46:11 PM
Going to see Rammstein tomorrow ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2010, 10:48:56 PM
Will this muttering every stop?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 02, 2010, 10:58:39 PM
Going to see Rammstein tomorrow ;D
Pre-emptive smiling, nice work! :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 12:30:56 AM
Juan Francisco Martinez, my 200th FB friend.

I am one away from 1000.  now's your chance, Simon!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 03, 2010, 09:14:55 AM
At least on a sh***y day I got to 750 posts.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 03, 2010, 09:16:21 AM
At least on a sh***y day I got to 750 posts.  :)
Yay :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 03, 2010, 09:46:24 AM
At least on a sh***y day I got to 750 posts.  :)

Woo hoo !  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 03, 2010, 09:58:33 AM
At least on a sh***y day I got to 750 posts.  :)
Nice 8)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 11:13:11 AM
At least on a sh***y day I got to 750 posts.  :)

grats!!  /bow


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 03, 2010, 12:35:24 PM
I had to smile at the employment process they have used to bring in a replacement for the other person in the legal department here who left in June 2009.  I would have called her my 'assistant', but apparently, despite being 3 years qualified to my 15 years qualified, she did not like that. [poor love]

So, in December I think they finally realised she had left and needed to do something.  With input from my boss in France (who has no idea how it works over here - and I should know that, because I don't tell him) they put out an advert, but not in any of the usual legal publications.  They received some cvs, apparently.  I never saw them.  They got that down to a shortlist of two.  My boss had a first interview with those two, with assistance from our internal recruiter.  The two were then called back for an interview with the MD, FD and the Development Director.  I had still not seen any cvs at this stage, or been asked to take any part in the interview process for the person who will be working with (not 'for'...I overheard they will be reporting in to the FD, as I do) me.  On the morning of the second interviews I was asked to be available if the candidates had any questions.  The first one asked to see me, and we talked through the reality of the situation, and not what she had been told by anyone else previously.  No-one told me that the second one had cancelled, so I went home late(r).  They received some more cvs yesterday.  And this morning France appointed the one I have seen, presumably from a shortlist of 1.

I have to smile, or I really would cry.  I hope she's good at her job, because right now I have no idea.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 03, 2010, 01:22:25 PM
After all the shinnanegans and leaping through hoops to basically apply for and get my own job last year, they have appointed to the other role at my grade someone who failed their interview.

It's SO staggering that I can hardly process that information.

Still - there's a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio that won't be there tomorrow and the cup replay on ITV.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 03, 2010, 01:38:44 PM
It's only been this time round that I've realised that the word "recession" in the manager's dictionary means "perfect excuse to sack people for no reason". And then sometimes they realise that they shouldn't have sacked people and scrabble around trying to get some monkey with a typewriter to replace the people they shouldn't have sacked.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 03, 2010, 01:56:19 PM
No 2 son when playing the Wii " I going to need the upchuck".


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 03, 2010, 01:58:40 PM
No 2 son when playing the Wii " I going to need the upchuck".
:D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 03, 2010, 02:18:08 PM
...and did he?

What made me smile was remembering Black Books...

"Girls, girls, don't fight - or if you do, fight nice, with pillows and jim-jams..."

"I must be musical - I've got hundreds of CD's!"

"He had a little man in his hair!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 03, 2010, 02:30:37 PM
No 2 son when playing the Wii " I going to need the upchuck".
:D

 :D

My older son came out with some priceless ones:

Pandas eat special green stuff called bambaloo

You use a fire exquinger to put out fires

I just did a green burp


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 02:56:24 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 03, 2010, 03:11:32 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 03:14:11 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day

mum's the word.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 03, 2010, 08:10:27 PM
I have to get this t-shirt.

(http://www.snorgtees.com/images/Cranes_Fullpic_1.gif)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 03, 2010, 09:52:26 PM
I have just read that Joe Bonamassa is releasing a new album next month. This makes me happy. It is snowing outside. I am warm inside with Pringles and a Friji milkshake. This makes me more happy.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 03, 2010, 10:38:38 PM
I have to get this t-shirt.

(http://www.snorgtees.com/images/Cranes_Fullpic_1.gif)

I like this!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 11:22:25 PM
does "Know your cranes" have more meaning than just the literal one?  in other words, is there something that those of us across the pond might not be getting?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2010, 12:06:05 AM
I'm guessing it's because Ukraine want "in" to the European Union and we don't want them "over here taking our jobs", etc. The trouble with the eastern Europeans and beyond is that they now just stay "over there taking our jobs"....

To provide some balance here is a pro-Ukraine shirt....

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/No_Ukraine.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 04, 2010, 01:19:40 AM
ah, No Ukraines....

got it, thanks!


why can't we all just be friends?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 04, 2010, 09:26:51 AM
I'm glad you asked the question, Rog - it was baffling me as well!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2010, 09:51:09 AM
I'm guessing it's because Ukraine want "in" to the European Union and we don't want them "over here taking our jobs", etc. The trouble with the eastern Europeans and beyond is that they now just stay "over there taking our jobs"....

To provide some balance here is a pro-Ukraine shirt....

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/No_Ukraine.jpg)

Don't think it's as complicated as that  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 04, 2010, 11:44:11 AM
Know your cranes

(http://www.telefonica.net/web2/adictosafrasier2/Fts/ni.gif)(http://www.atticmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/decor-frasier1.jpg)(http://home.earthlink.net/~carolbeth/Frasier%20Crane.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 04, 2010, 12:13:33 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day

mum's the word.

I do read this stuff you know.....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 04, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day

mum's the word.

I do read this stuff you know.....

Damn, foiled again !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 04, 2010, 01:14:22 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day

mum's the word.

I do read this stuff you know.....

Damn, foiled again !

make a hat!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2010, 01:15:16 PM
Know your cranes

(http://www.telefonica.net/web2/adictosafrasier2/Fts/ni.gif)(http://www.atticmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/decor-frasier1.jpg)(http://home.earthlink.net/~carolbeth/Frasier%20Crane.jpg)
Nice!  :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 04, 2010, 01:24:14 PM
Green Burp - good name for a band.

Don't tell Ashleaze, but I bet they would sound better than Green Day

mum's the word.

I do read this stuff you know.....

Damn, foiled again !

make a hat!

(http://drbobbs.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/tin-foil-hat-3.jpg) (http://www.rollogrady.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/angus-young-horns.jpg)

Angus, Angus !!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 04, 2010, 01:34:52 PM


make a hat!

(http://drbobbs.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/tin-foil-hat-3.jpg)

exactly!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 04, 2010, 03:20:21 PM
make a hat!

(http://www.lhs1701.com/hat2.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 04, 2010, 04:51:12 PM
Ok, here is my question.

What do I do to get a piece on paper to the stage despicted in illustration 1?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 04, 2010, 04:58:56 PM
Ok, here is my question.

What do I do to get a piece on paper to the stage despicted in illustration 1?

When you have worked out that one, can you tell me how you jump from 1 to 2  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2010, 05:00:38 PM
 TOMMY COOPER - COMIC GENIUS*
1. Two blondes walked into a building..........you'd think at least one of them would have seen it.
2. Phone answering machine message - '...If you want marijuana, press the hash key...'
3. A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, 'Well, I can clearly see you're nuts.'
4. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
5. I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, 'No, the steaks are too high..'
6. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
7. A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!' The doctor replied, 'I know you can't, I've cut your arms off'..
8. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a muscle.
9. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
10. Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands.. Police say that he topped himself.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 04, 2010, 05:59:23 PM
Ok, here is my question.

What do I do to get a piece on paper to the stage despicted in illustration 1?

make a waterbomb base and fold two of the wings down.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 04, 2010, 07:48:00 PM
I'll have you know I'm a Black Belt in origami as well.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2010, 07:51:19 PM
I'll have you know I'm a Black Belt in origami as well.
Tried it once, nearly creased myself....

IHAW  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 04, 2010, 07:52:59 PM
IHAW = I Have A Waist?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 04, 2010, 08:33:39 PM
IUTHAWBTIHTECAINBTSS

(I used to have a waist, but then I had two enormous children and I've not been the same since...)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2010, 09:16:03 PM
I'm Here All Week  :)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 04, 2010, 10:49:29 PM
I have yet to understand why the little snow we had earlier this year was termed the big freeze.

This is from Norway. The owner returned from the holidays to find his car stuck.

(http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/102/102313/10231321/jpg/active/503x.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 04, 2010, 11:36:05 PM
This is from Norway. The owner returned from the holidays to find his car stuck in the 70s


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 04, 2010, 11:39:07 PM
This is from Norway. The owner returned from the holidays to find his car stuck in the 70s

heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2010, 12:00:02 AM
Looking at this forum, you'd almost forget there was a progressive rock band at the bottom of all this.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 05, 2010, 12:09:45 AM
This is from Norway. The owner returned from the holidays to find his car stuck in the 70s

More likely the owner is a raggare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raggare).

(http://www.blog4history.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/800px-two_genuine_raggare_at_power_big_meet_2005.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 12:28:37 AM
The South of Norway shall rise again !


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 05, 2010, 01:05:38 AM
you just can't use the word "pomade" too often!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 01:18:53 AM
If I took one thing from that article, it would be how to spot a racist...

(http://images.triplem.com.au/2009/03/18/149888/sport-funny-cars-gallery-dukes-of-hazard-600x400.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 07:08:59 AM
Looking at this forum, you'd almost forget there was a progressive rock band at the bottom of all this.  :D
There is? :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 05, 2010, 08:50:21 AM
Looking at this forum, you'd almost forget there was a progressive rock band at the bottom of all this.  :D
There is? :D
Yup, news to me too.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 05, 2010, 08:50:48 AM
Woo - I got an interview for a new and much more interesting job.

Sadly it's not in Cardiff, but it'd make the time between now and moving a lot more bearable, and help enormously to make the CV a bit more coherent.

Fingers crossed for next Wednesday.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 09:08:10 AM
Woo - I got an interview for a new and much more interesting job.

Sadly it's not in Cardiff, but it'd make the time between now and moving a lot more bearable, and help enormously to make the CV a bit more coherent.

Fingers crossed for next Wednesday.
Good luck, Mr. Bulgaria - you are clearly the best man for the job, and therefore you must be successful :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 09:49:32 AM
Woo - I got an interview for a new and much more interesting job.

Sadly it's not in Cardiff, but it'd make the time between now and moving a lot more bearable, and help enormously to make the CV a bit more coherent.

Fingers crossed for next Wednesday.

Good to hear !  I wish I had a coherent cv, but then that would have required a plan at some point in my 'career'...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 05, 2010, 10:43:36 AM
The best of luck, Unc!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2010, 10:45:09 AM
Good luck sir. What with your charm, cunning and guile, I'm sure you'll ace it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 05, 2010, 01:15:01 PM
good luck!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 05, 2010, 01:28:54 PM
Awwww thanks guys!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 05, 2010, 08:58:02 PM
Good luck UB!

My WMYS today is getting a merit in my assignment  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
BBC iPlayer on the Wii - no more watching BBC4 repeats on the computer! And it's completely free...absolutely spiffing, and indeed Spoffing...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 05, 2010, 09:44:07 PM
Well done Ashleaze! :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 06, 2010, 12:52:48 PM
Well done indeed to Ashleaze! My new guitar made me smile. A lot. In fact, when I first saw it I went "Phwooooaaaar!" and I expect the reaction will be the same when I plug it in in a few moments.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 06, 2010, 01:51:24 PM
yay!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 06, 2010, 04:13:30 PM
I expect the reaction will be the same when I plug it in in a few moments.  ;D

Have you blown it up yet ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 06, 2010, 05:23:27 PM
It's an inflatable Strat?
A real Air guitar?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 06, 2010, 05:41:39 PM
It's an inflatable Strat?
A real Air guitar?
*facepalms*

Could be worse. Could be an air banjo...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 08, 2010, 07:55:14 AM
It's an inflatable Strat?

I have one of those signed by Steve Rothery on the last (somewhat tipsy) evening of the 2007 Marillion Convention.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 10:23:06 AM
The New Orleans Saints coming back in the way they did made me smile, and in fact the whole game made me smile because it turned out to be a very good one.

Being in work this morning is not making me smile, and nor is the snow being back again  >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 10:43:25 AM
I very much like the odd American football game but it sometimes feels like a rugby game directed by Michael Bay with costumes courtesy of DC comics.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on February 08, 2010, 11:39:09 AM
The New Orleans Saints coming back in the way they did made me smile, and in fact the whole game made me smile because it turned out to be a very good one.

Being in work this morning is not making me smile

Same here enjoyed the game but going to bed at 2:45am and getting up at 6:25am is not doing me any favours this morning


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on February 08, 2010, 12:12:59 PM
After 4 years in Boston, I have had my fill of "football".  I would refute any similarities between that and rugby though.  Rugby players can tackle - those "footballers" just throw themselves at the player with the ball (or anyone, really) and hope.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 01:06:58 PM
It's an interesting point, because I think if any team brought in a tackling coach they would instantly upgrade their defence.  There are some good tacklers in there, but mostly it is hit and hope.

Equally, though, there are some terrible tacklers in rugby - Ronan O'Gara springs to mind.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 08, 2010, 01:32:40 PM
those "footballers" just throw themselves at the player with the ball (or anyone, really) and hope.

As a former Defensive Tackle with the West Side Vikings I refute this. In my short stint playing football I had to learn a play-book which consisted of over 100 pages of various plays. There was no "just throw your self at the player with the ball" play to my recollection.

Bo "Earthquake Junior" Hansen



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 02:14:22 PM
I played running back, wide receiver, tight end, corner back, safety and linebacker for the Chiltern Cheetahs, and also took on kick return duties because I clearly did not have enough to do already  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 08, 2010, 03:03:33 PM
My father-in-law said  I was built like a prop-forward. I don't think he was being very complimentary.  :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 08, 2010, 05:01:28 PM
This joke is probably in bad taste but it made me smile.

A baby-seal walks into a club ...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 05:15:54 PM
The Japanese are still hunting dolphins

(http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/South%20Park%20Episode%20Player%20-%20Whale%20Whores.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 08, 2010, 07:23:33 PM
A group of 40 year old buddies were trying to decide where they should meet for dinner. Finally they agreed that they should meet at a restaurant called the Gasthof zum Lowen because the waitresses there were very shapely and wore low cut blouses.


Ten years later, at 50 years of age, the group once again tries to decide where they should meet for dinner. Finally they agree that they should meet at the Gasthof zum Lowen because the food there was very good and they had a good wine selection.


 Ten years later, at 60 years of age, the group once again talks over where they should meet. Finally they agree that they should meet at the Gasthof zum Lowen because they can eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant is smoke free.


 Ten years later, at 70 years of age, the group meets once again to decide where they should have dinner. Finally they decide that they should meet at the Gasthof zum Lowen because the restaurant is wheelchair accessible and they even have an elevator.


 Ten years later, at 80 years of age, the group gathered to figure out where they might like to have dinner. Finally they decide that the Gasthof zum Lowen would be a great idea since none of them had ever been there before.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 08, 2010, 08:08:11 PM
heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 11:19:38 PM
Do you have an address for the Gasthof zum Lowen, because I only have a limited window of time for the waitresses  :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2010, 12:13:18 AM
Good joke Rog and a magnificent response from James too.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2010, 12:27:58 AM
Norway 10 points (if it had got through)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAOl9jxuIk


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 10, 2010, 04:44:10 PM
Norway 10 points (if it had got through)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUAOl9jxuIk

They came 3rd in the Norwegian final ... Lordi, lordi.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 10, 2010, 04:45:13 PM
(http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/201001/sp/dvdCarNS.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on February 10, 2010, 05:21:48 PM
I like that, Bo.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2010, 05:23:44 PM
This guy (http://loudroundrecords.com/MpVpRb.htm) could probably do with getting out more, but what he's done is no mean feat, really.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
The puns in Nellies patent thread  ;D

You should all be on the stage... etc etc


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 11, 2010, 11:01:03 AM
Two things in The Times this morning had me hooting with laughter.

First was a tank of archer fish in Bristol - these fish hunt insects by spitting at them and can spit up to 10 feet, apparently. However, after a period in captivity the fish lose their accuracy and ability to spit, so the aquarium staff have suspended moving targets above the tank so the fish can practise their spitting.

(http://www.cdnn.info/eco/e021006/archerfish_250452.jpg)

And second, I never knew that Speedo-style mens' swimming trunks in Australia were called "budgie-smugglers" before today.

(http://birdsparadise.net/images/Birds/Budgies/budgie_web2.jpg)

I shall never be able to look at a man in swimming trunks again and keep a straight face.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2010, 11:02:43 AM
And second, I never knew that Speedo-style mens' swimming trunks in Australia were called "budgie-smugglers" before today.

I shall never be able to look at a man in swimming trunks again and keep a straight face.  ;D
Ah yes...I head Jonathan Coleman use the expression on BBC London a few years back and almost wazzed myself laughing :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 11, 2010, 12:41:20 PM
There's probbaly a joke in here somewhere about a Cockatoo but I wouldn't dream of lowering the tone.

Budgie down the front, right?

...or left depending on sir's preference...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2010, 02:39:00 PM
I have a related joke:

A bloke asks his mate how he can attract the ladies when on the beach. His mate replies;
 'It's easy, just put a potato down your swimming trunks - the size will turn the girls' heads every time'
The bloke thanks his mate and goes off to buy a potato. Five hours later, the friend spots the bloke on the beach and wanders over to him to ask him how is luck went.
 'Terrible! Your advice was useless. If anything it turned them off.'
The friend looks down at the trunks of the bloke and replies;
 'You're supposed to put the potato down the FRONT of your swiming trunks.'   


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 11, 2010, 03:03:41 PM
heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 11, 2010, 05:10:30 PM
I have a related joke:

A bloke asks his mate how he can attract the ladies when on the beach. His mate replies;
 'It's easy, just put a potato down your swimming trunks - the size will turn the girls' heads every time'
The bloke thanks his mate and goes off to buy a potato. Five hours later, the friend spots the bloke on the beach and wanders over to him to ask him how is luck went.
 'Terrible! Your advice was useless. If anything it turned them off.'
The friend looks down at the trunks of the bloke and replies;
 'You're supposed to put the potato down the FRONT of your swiming trunks.'   
:D :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 12, 2010, 09:06:14 AM
This arrived this morning

(http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/images/dcd2007/jpg_200/dcd2007_20071014_113000_e5000.jpg)

I'm going to be busy over the weekend  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 12, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
good grief, a Rubik's dodecahedron...

If you solve it, do the Many-Angled Ones appear?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 12, 2010, 09:20:44 AM
We will need to see a photo of it completely scrambled, and then restored to its former state, of course...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 12, 2010, 09:21:00 AM
Does it play Muse when you solve it ?

(http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/muse-resistance-album-cover.png)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 12, 2010, 11:27:42 AM
good grief, a Rubik's dodecahedron...

My mother's name was Rubik's Dodecahedron.

(http://www.coddlepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/zed.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 12, 2010, 11:58:53 AM
OMG -I've just seen this!

(http://www.puzzleforge.com/main/images/stories/puzzles/customs/petaminx/PictureC%20004.jpg)

I gotta have one!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 12, 2010, 12:03:27 PM
 :o ::) ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2010, 12:23:27 PM
We will need to see a photo of it completely scrambled, and then restored to its former state, of course...
I expect you can have the second photo right now.  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 12, 2010, 01:09:38 PM
You're right Pedro.

I can certainly let you have both photos, but I'm not guaranteeing in what order they were taken  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2010, 09:47:09 PM
I smiled today when putting in leave as my leave has now gone up to 30 days!   :P at James"no leave"A  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 13, 2010, 02:43:33 AM
In theory I may have 60 days leave this year.  In practice I will not use even the 20 I do actually have.

moi = imbecile  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 13, 2010, 09:01:14 AM
If the company get their way I'll have 90 days leave after September and 4 times that in the following years! :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 15, 2010, 08:23:59 AM
I got the latest issue of CR Presents Prog for Valentine's Day from Madame Cholet (I got her a Rubik's Snake, which she'd been after since I got my cube before Christmas).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 15, 2010, 09:44:38 AM
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/02/12/google_de_facto_internet_gateway/ (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/02/12/google_de_facto_internet_gateway/)

basically, a news story about facebook came up as the first search result for "facebook login" and lots of people tried to login to the screenshot of facebook included in the article.

The best part was in the comments, someone posting as "Facebook Admin" said "just post your username and password in this thread and I'll sort it all out for you."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 15, 2010, 11:24:54 AM
*bangs head on table*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 15, 2010, 11:47:05 AM
"I really don't mind if you sit this one - out..."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 15, 2010, 11:47:39 AM
*finds someone else and bangs THEIR head on table*  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 01:06:09 PM
"I really don't mind if you sit this one - out..."
...your words are but a whisper...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 02:42:46 PM
YOU CAN'T HEAR ME !!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 03:06:55 PM
Eh?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 15, 2010, 04:08:26 PM
squink. squink

(that's the sound of a pinkie finger twisting in an ear)





[oh, this should be fun]


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2010, 12:27:30 PM
There's little that gets me more angsty than being away from home and it getting to dinner time and not knowing where I'm going to eat.

So I'm very happy I have dinner sorted for Friday and Saturday nights.

Me and Mme Cholet are going to Cambridge and Ely for the weekend.

"Punting on the Cam oh please do come they say...."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2010, 01:22:03 PM
Oh and finding VERY random things on Google image search

(http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/pee_to_water_instructions.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2010, 12:14:27 AM
*faints*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 19, 2010, 07:12:34 AM
Oh and finding VERY random things on Google image search
(http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/pee_to_water_instructions.jpg)
Hmm...filter removes the colour and taste...but not the smell?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 19, 2010, 09:02:51 AM
What made me smile is spending part of my backdated pay rise (which is over six months late) on something I don't need

http://www.vancouver2010.com/store/product-view.html?pID=101552

(http://www.vancouver2010.com/img/00/06/15/enmukmuk-frvelo_34imgFLead-wJ.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 19, 2010, 01:21:15 PM
What made me smile is spending part of my backdated pay rise (which is over six months late) on something I don't need

http://www.vancouver2010.com/store/product-view.html?pID=101552

heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2010, 02:01:22 PM
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7518/36044750.gif)

Something about the look on his face made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 19, 2010, 02:16:42 PM
heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 19, 2010, 06:00:07 PM
I watched My Neighbor Totoro, a film by the magnificent Studio Ghibli the other day. That made me smile and is still making me smile.  :)

Catbus!

(http://collateraldamage.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/cat_bus.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 19, 2010, 07:40:09 PM
that is one of my top five movies (if you count LOTR as one...).  I love Miyazaki!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 19, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
You can't beat him, Rog! Meanwhile, the Wilhelm Scream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbYsoEasio) is making me smile.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2010, 09:35:00 PM
My Neighbour Totoro is one of my wife's fave films to. She is often to be heard yelling Catbus at no-one in particular.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 20, 2010, 11:12:07 AM
This made me smile. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXYdGfKYcdE)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 20, 2010, 03:07:39 PM
I watched My Neighbor Totoro, a film by the magnificent Studio Ghibli the other day. That made me smile and is still making me smile.  :)
Love the Ghibli films...i think my faves are probably Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, though I do have a soft spot for Howl's Moving Castle...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 20, 2010, 11:16:56 PM
I am tired of this happening every time I go clubbing. (http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/sw_saber/)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2010, 11:51:52 PM
I see. And you can purchase this from where again?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 20, 2010, 11:59:31 PM
Coruscant.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 21, 2010, 01:44:26 AM
Bugger.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on February 21, 2010, 08:57:55 AM
This just about made me shit myself with laughter.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8ygyDgD6Q&NR=1


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 21, 2010, 09:58:40 AM
This just about made me shit myself with laughter.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8ygyDgD6Q&NR=1

And move to Alabama where that kind of thing is tolerated?

Priceless  ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 21, 2010, 02:23:32 PM
I got to sit in Kings College Cambridge listening to the Chapel Choir (the one that does the Carolo service on the telly every Christmas Eve) singing Allegri's Miserere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x71jgMx0Mxc)

Not ashamed to say a tear escaped.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 21, 2010, 06:42:01 PM
from Yankovic to Allegri.  ridiculous to the sublime.  priceless.  love this place.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2010, 08:15:21 PM
Spirited Away is a fantastic film. Very Steampunk in places too.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 21, 2010, 08:16:27 PM
Howl's and Castle in the Sky are also very steampunk.

cool.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2010, 08:18:32 PM
I haven't seen that one. I must hunt it out. Cheers Rog!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 21, 2010, 08:24:51 PM
I haven't seen that one. I must hunt it out. Cheers Rog!

right back at ya!

here's a list from Wikipedia.  I don't know anything about the first six, and I have yet to see Porco Rosso and Ponyo (it's on my Netflix queue), but everything else is great!

Lupin III Part I, 1971-1972 anime series (with Isao Takahata)
Yuki's Sun, 1972 (Pilot film for a never-realized anime series)
Future Boy Conan, 1978 anime series
The Castle of Cagliostro, 1979 film
Lupin III Part II, 1980 anime series (2 episodes in season 4 under the pseudonym Tsutomu Teruki)
Sherlock Hound, 1982 anime series
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984 film
Castle in the Sky, 1986 film
My Neighbor Totoro, 1988 film
Kiki's Delivery Service, 1989 film
Porco Rosso, 1992 film
Princess Mononoke, 1997 film
Spirited Away, 2001 film (winner, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2002)
Howl's Moving Castle, 2004 (nominee, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2005)
Ponyo, 2008 film


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on February 21, 2010, 09:13:33 PM
I think every release in the Studio Ghibli Collection is around £6.99 on Play. A superb price for superb films.

Has anyone seen Grave Of The Fireflies? It really shows just how good Ghibli are. Watch out though, it's soul destroying.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 22, 2010, 09:33:22 AM
I think every release in the Studio Ghibli Collection is around £6.99 on Play. A superb price for superb films.

Has anyone seen Grave Of The Fireflies? It really shows just how good Ghibli are. Watch out though, it's soul destroying.

Yes. I watched it once and never, never again.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 10:51:00 AM
I smiled at the beaming smile from Mr Toyah Wilcox last night at the end of the set - you know when you encounter something in music which is SO genuine  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 03:27:03 PM
I want one of these!

(http://i0006.photobucket.com/albums/0006/findstuff22/Best%20Images/Funny/funny-gif1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on February 22, 2010, 03:28:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c
NSFW!
I can only hope I, one day, become someone's boss so that I can perform this in my performance reviews. I'd be fired, but it would be worth it.
I love the Lonley Island - brilliant album.

x


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 03:29:26 PM
I will view this when I get home Sarah. Looking forward to it in fact.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 03:31:38 PM
I want one of these!

(http://i0006.photobucket.com/albums/0006/findstuff22/Best%20Images/Funny/funny-gif1.jpg)

You want a cat impaled on a spike...

(http://globalgrind.com/i/CIT/I95/765/3.470286.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 22, 2010, 09:37:37 PM
(http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/105/105431/10543153/jpg/active/960x.jpg)

This is the Oslo fjord.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 22, 2010, 09:56:24 PM
...and his owner?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 10:15:40 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 22, 2010, 10:53:47 PM
I want one of these!

(http://i0006.photobucket.com/albums/0006/findstuff22/Best%20Images/Funny/funny-gif1.jpg)

I've got one! The back of my computer chair is one of his favourite monorails.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 22, 2010, 10:56:32 PM
I want one of these!

(http://i0006.photobucket.com/albums/0006/findstuff22/Best%20Images/Funny/funny-gif1.jpg)

I've got one! The back of my computer chair is one of his favourite monorails.
It's the MogLev!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 22, 2010, 11:00:49 PM
...and his owner?

 ;D

Point being that you can go on a 3 mile ski trek on the fjord.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 23, 2010, 09:49:34 AM
Potential cover?

http://ow.ly/1a77P (http://ow.ly/1a77P)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 23, 2010, 11:45:09 AM
It's Ian Ogilvie on drugs!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on February 23, 2010, 09:00:25 PM
Back in normality...  :D Today Steve's teachers made me smile (apart from maths...)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 24, 2010, 09:49:48 AM
Did they mark you down on your maths then ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 24, 2010, 10:08:08 AM
Not sure whether this makes me laugh or livid...

Some no win no fee ambulance chasing solicitors are acting for a woman bringing a frivilous claim against my ex, and I have been putting together the replies for her.  They have just written to a potential witness asking her to change her statement because it would suit their case better - they want her to say a light in a courtyard does not come on automatically, when in fact it does.

I am laughing, because now they are stuffed, and I will most likely put them through a world of pain with the Law Society.

But I am also livid because there are solicitors out there doing things like this  >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 24, 2010, 10:45:21 AM
Swindlers like that deserve all the pain you can inflict on them, James! Go for it!

(I mentioned solicitors doing something recently on a No Fin No Wee basis and couldn't work out why my family was looking at me strangely.)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 24, 2010, 10:45:36 AM
That really is a bitter sweet situation James. Take comfort in the fact that you now have them in your sights and in doing so, it could discourage others to do likewise.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 25, 2010, 03:39:26 PM

Imperial Take Your Daughter to Work Day ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 04:09:25 PM

Imperial Take Your Daughter to Work Day ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related)

This is absolute bloody genius :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 25, 2010, 04:59:31 PM
heh

"I know I'm scary."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on February 25, 2010, 05:38:26 PM

Imperial Take Your Daughter to Work Day ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related)

This is absolute bloody genius :D
Don't you follow Darth Vader on Twitter?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 25, 2010, 07:12:28 PM

Imperial Take Your Daughter to Work Day ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related)

This is absolute bloody genius :D
Don't you follow Darth Vader on Twitter?

If you like this you might like Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager (http://www.youtube.com/show?p=P5trmP0cvYY&s=1)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on February 25, 2010, 07:47:00 PM
the Chad Vader stuff is great!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on February 25, 2010, 09:03:55 PM
Is it me or does this looking Olympic Knitting on Skis?

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/olympics10-nordic-hp.png)

 :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 25, 2010, 10:47:44 PM
That's related to Extreme Ironing, I believe.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on February 26, 2010, 07:30:34 AM
That really is a bitter sweet situation James. Take comfort in the fact that you now have them in your sights and in doing so, it could discourage others to do likewise.

Sorry to hear about this James. To make yourself smile more and wallow in the ultimate irony, why not employ a "No Win No Fee" company of solicitors to act on your behalf in this case and then screw the original solicitors for everything they have, citing the emotional and psychological trauma they caused you and your ex.

Solicitors. Cucking Funts, each and every one of them.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on February 26, 2010, 09:53:29 AM
The rather fab artwork for Steven Wilson's cover versions discs:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4386-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4389-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4391-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4393-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4396-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4399-2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Steven%20Wilson%20Covers/IMG_4401-2.jpg)

Photos taken in my new DIY mini studio


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:06:00 AM
Solicitors. Cucking Funts, each and every one of them.

Not quite every one of them, surely.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:07:22 AM
The rather fab artwork for Steven Wilson's cover versions discs:

Oooh, yes, I got home last night after being away from home all week to find that waiting for me  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2010, 11:14:31 AM

Imperial Take Your Daughter to Work Day ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBMgHsv7xE&feature=related)

This is absolute bloody genius :D

Looking forward to seeing this!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:37:20 AM
This band split announcement, though unfortunate because I liked the band, did make me smile :

"Hello everyone The Pale Blue Eyes are unfortunatly no longer together and the main songwriter has gone solo due to the fact the rest of the band didnt wona play the songs"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 26, 2010, 11:52:03 AM
Solicitors. Cucking Funts, each and every one of them.

Not quite every one of them, surely.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  ;D

I was going to say "except of course the ones you know personally", since I know a couple myself :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on February 26, 2010, 11:58:04 AM
Also, what made me smile is that Bo and I are going to Leon's gig :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 12:01:43 PM
Lots of things are makin me smile this morning - I blame Big Elf  ;D

This blog from SuidAkrA reminds me of when obscure footballers announce their 'retirement from international football' and you have to wonder did they ever play an international match in the first place.

"Reminder: NOT touring Europe with Saxon in March!
Category: Music
Please notice that we have NO future shows lined up supporting Saxon on their rescheduled European dates in March!"

I await the Tinyfish announcement that you have NO future shows lined up supporting Porcupine Tree on their US dates.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2010, 02:45:30 PM
We don't.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 03:07:08 PM
That would make a great MySpace blog.

We don't.

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2010, 03:11:57 PM
It's going to take over as our new catchphrase when we drop The World's Smallest Prog Rock Band.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 01, 2010, 12:16:57 AM
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs193.snc3/20080_103560226339099_100000553660749_95966_1478306_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 01, 2010, 08:08:53 AM
(http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/images/stories/tarka1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 01, 2010, 09:59:07 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2010, 10:42:20 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 01, 2010, 10:47:08 AM
The latest addition to my burgeoning collection of rubik-type puzzles

(http://www.thingsallkidswant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/darthmaul2.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2010, 11:05:51 AM
That looks fab but probably not the hardest cube you own, not that Darth Maul isn't hard - I wouldn't want to go up against him with a broomstick...

...matron.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 01, 2010, 02:34:17 PM
(http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/images/stories/tarka1.jpg)

heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 01, 2010, 03:27:07 PM
I love that they starred out the word in several places - but not the url at the bottom.  Did anyone try it? 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 01, 2010, 03:28:34 PM
I love that they starred out the word in several places - but not the url at the bottom.  Did anyone try it? 

Quote
Safari can’t find the server.
Safari can’t open the page “http://www.tarkathefuckingottermovie.com/” because Safari can’t find the server “www.tarkathefuckingottermovie.com”.

I'm a sad panda.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 01, 2010, 07:46:17 PM
A good excuse for a pub visit if I ever saw one.

Quote
Reading Skeptics In The Pub (http://reading-skeptics.org.uk/) is a place for atheists, agnostics (maybe), humanists, secularists, rationalists, freethinkers, clearthinkers, Brights, scientists, geeks, xkcd-ninjas and other skeptics/sceptics in the Reading area to meet, socialise and put the world to rights.

Pastafarians will be grudgingly tolerated as long as they get the drinks in.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 01, 2010, 07:52:52 PM
I drove all the way home without switching my lights on for the first time this year.  Winter's End (as it were) at last.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 01, 2010, 08:20:38 PM
I forget stuff too... ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 01, 2010, 08:30:23 PM
I drove all the way home without switching my lights on for the first time this year.  Winter's End (as it were) at last.

In Scandinavia it is mandatory to have your lights on all the time. It has drastically reduced the number of accidents since it was introduced.

I think it would be a good idea to implement it over here.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 08:54:59 PM
Someone told me there was some sun out today.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 01, 2010, 11:29:42 PM
Someone told me there was some sun out today.

There was much Frost* early followed by lots of blue sky and indeed that rarely seen Sun, tonight we have a very big moon which I'm just about to go out and photograph once I've warmed up after coming home from photographing a gig


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 11:34:21 PM
I saw the moon.  I generally see the moon twice a 'day' and the sun never  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 03, 2010, 05:52:03 PM
How Star Trek should have ended. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJ-y6BWfUc&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJ-y6BWfUc&feature=player_embedded)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2010, 06:17:22 PM
Spock is a sneaky bast*rd


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 03, 2010, 07:10:11 PM
That was funny ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 03, 2010, 10:26:05 PM
The first result if you search for the word "officially" on google is an article entitled:

"What Tolkien Officially Said About Elf Sex" (http://www.ansereg.com/what_tolkien_officially_said_abo.htm)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 03, 2010, 10:37:48 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wS5xOZ7Rq8) made me smile as well.

BTW I am sick at the moment so my humour may be off.




Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 03, 2010, 11:07:21 PM
I'm going to put 'Nick Nolte' as one of my objectives for the coming year at work.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 04, 2010, 12:00:03 AM
That looks fab but probably not the hardest cube you own, not that Darth Maul isn't hard - I wouldn't want to go up against him with a broomstick...

...matron.

Did you know that Darth Maul was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, who co-created Look Around You and has appeared in Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead? When he went to record the voice, the only thing George Lucas said to him was if he could do the voice "more evil".


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 04, 2010, 12:36:09 AM
How Star Trek should have ended. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJ-y6BWfUc&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJ-y6BWfUc&feature=player_embedded)

heh


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 04, 2010, 09:22:07 AM
That looks fab but probably not the hardest cube you own, not that Darth Maul isn't hard - I wouldn't want to go up against him with a broomstick...

...matron.

Did you know that Darth Maul was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, who co-created Look Around You and has appeared in Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead? When he went to record the voice, the only thing George Lucas said to him was if he could do the voice "more evil".

Frrrrrrrraaaan...?

He was also in Black Books :-)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 04, 2010, 09:33:48 AM
That looks fab but probably not the hardest cube you own, not that Darth Maul isn't hard - I wouldn't want to go up against him with a broomstick...

...matron.

Did you know that Darth Maul was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, who co-created Look Around You and has appeared in Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead? When he went to record the voice, the only thing George Lucas said to him was if he could do the voice "more evil".

Frrrrrrrraaaan...?

He was also in Black Books :-)

I'll never look at Star Wars EP 1 in quite the same way again.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2010, 11:43:59 AM
Is that one of your cut short posts, Simon?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 04, 2010, 12:08:17 PM
It would seem s.... *sound of running footsteps receding into the distance again*


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 04, 2010, 12:29:41 PM
Don't leave the door open!  ::)

 ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 04, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
Don't leave the door open!  ::)

 ;)

please!  and light a candle...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2010, 01:52:08 PM
No! No candles please... methane is highly flammable...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 04, 2010, 02:19:05 PM
Ooooh....I may be getting a furry, feline addition to the Stables/Campbell household.....

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 04, 2010, 02:21:06 PM
You fool! That's Leon in a catsuit!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 04, 2010, 02:26:19 PM
Sneaky little Italian....

x


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 04, 2010, 03:06:57 PM
You fool! That's Leon in a catsuit!

so long as it's not this cove

(http://politicsandpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/george-galloway-big-brother-cat.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 04, 2010, 03:19:11 PM
You fool! That's Leon in a catsuit!

so long as it's not this cove

(http://politicsandpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/george-galloway-big-brother-cat.jpg)

*shudder*

xx


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 04, 2010, 03:26:23 PM
You fool! That's Leon in a catsuit!

so long as it's not this cove

(http://politicsandpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/george-galloway-big-brother-cat.jpg)

"...and then Saddam said, 'You can get up now'"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2010, 03:27:51 PM
That made me cringe when I watched it - and seeing the photo has made me cringe all over again.

For goodness' sake don't let Simon see it - in his current delicate condition, I fear for the consequences.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 04, 2010, 05:01:58 PM
For goodness' sake don't let Simon see it - in his current delicate condition, I fear for the consequences.
Just because he's got an arse like a Japanese flag that's no reason to spare him the gory details. Tough love is what's needed here...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2010, 06:05:36 PM
Seeing as the red disc is supposed to represent the rising sun, are you implying that the aforementioned solar object really does shine out of Simon's nether regions?  :o


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/Flag_of_Japan.svg/500px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png)



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 04, 2010, 06:18:34 PM
I thought that was a moon...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 04, 2010, 07:13:24 PM
Anybody who has played Broken Sword knows that it is a clown nose and a vital prop in getting the police man at the cafe to leave so that you can enter the sewer.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 04, 2010, 07:18:40 PM
I see I have much to learn.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 04, 2010, 07:32:35 PM
Patience, my young Padawan, the road to true mastery of the force is a long one.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 08:58:36 PM
I should be offline all day more often...because I got over 100 views of my MySpace blog for no particular reason  :o


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 09:01:55 PM
Oh, ok, this might have something to do with the sudden surge of interest  :D

Fame beyond measure (http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=2871)  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 04, 2010, 09:33:12 PM
 ;D  yay!!!! you're getting this a lot now!  well twice  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 09:34:28 PM
I am clearly picking my targets well.

Next up, Leon.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 04, 2010, 09:42:19 PM
I am clearly picking my targets well.

Next up, Leon.

To be honest I think Leon will be in more need of your legal expertise.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 09:45:04 PM
My blog review will carry a parental advisory  ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 05, 2010, 09:50:13 AM
Blimey, that Mr Fripp is a popular man...got 318 blog views over the past MySpace day (which does not seem to relate to any normal 'day').  I think that surpasses my usual daily blog views by about 317  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 05, 2010, 10:17:46 AM
That's because what you write is worth reading James.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 05, 2010, 10:32:00 AM
You'd never guess that from what I put up on here  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2010, 12:38:36 PM
Cod and chips from the canteen. Reaaaaaaaly tasty!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 05, 2010, 01:09:26 PM
A new flavour of Ainsley Harriot cup-a-soup  - Szechuan Hot and Sour - yummy.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 05, 2010, 11:22:21 PM
Oh, ok, this might have something to do with the sudden surge of interest  :D

Fame beyond measure (http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=2871)  ;D

Sorry to still be smiling about this, but to be honest, I'm still really coming to terms with it...I thought after going on the Bill Bruford website it was a boost, but this is seriously something else - in the time since the link was posted on dgm (Thursday sme time) I have had over 600 blog views (almost 300 since this morning) and it has taken me beyond 10,000 blog views since I started.  I just hope the viewers stayed around long enough to read some of the other blogs...

Maybe I should hold back my other review of The Humans until after your next gig  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 06, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
I understand your joy entirely, James, it's a real affirmation of what you're doing.

Just before Christmas I was in conversation with Shawn Bishop, the manager of DLBN, and he said "if you like, I can give you your download stats for The European Perspective". He's a wise man, Shawn, he gives you the option - and with some trepidation I said "yes". When the email came back saying I was clocking over four and a half thousand per month, I nearly fell off my bike. I thought he'd made a mistake and questioned it.

So keep on doing, James, your site rocks immensely, and it's all to the good of prog.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2010, 12:29:50 PM
WOW - brilliant numbers there for yourself !  I think it proves there really is a strong 'scene' out there...

Something else from MySpace is making me smile now...

"Hello!

Steven Seagal accepted your friend request.

 Send Steven Seagal a message"

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2010, 01:14:08 PM
"Dear Steven, How is your brother, Jonathan Livingstone?"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2010, 01:17:25 PM
I asked him if he would be interested in a mission to destroy the evil that is Coldplay, and said Simon may be able to source a chef's outfit if he does not have his own.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 07, 2010, 06:16:09 AM
This clever little fish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ELzwos9KQ) made me smile.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 07, 2010, 10:42:09 AM
At the Bracknell waste centre, amongst other things, you can recycle music.  Presumably so that someone else can use it.  Coldplay not accepted.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 07, 2010, 11:02:08 AM
At the Bracknell waste centre, amongst other things, you can recycle music.  Presumably so that someone else can use it.  Coldplay not accepted.

Isn't that what sampling is?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 07, 2010, 02:02:37 PM
Some friends of mine who are on the same Music Production course as me entered Leeds Met's Music Studio Challenge last weekend. Their challenge was to record a cover of Lady GaGa's Bad Romance in an original and unique way. Here is what they ended up with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdWymR5bBh0

They won! I'm dead proud of them.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 07, 2010, 06:13:44 PM
Some friends of mine who are on the same Music Production course as me entered Leeds Met's Music Studio Challenge last weekend. Their challenge was to record a cover of Lady GaGa's Bad Romance in an original and unique way. Here is what they ended up with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdWymR5bBh0

They won! I'm dead proud of them.  :)

That is magic!  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Prog Cat on March 07, 2010, 06:35:34 PM
.....waking up on the sofa after drinking  the best part of a bottle of red with lunch and joining the Forum for the first time!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 07, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
.....waking up on the sofa after drinking  the best part of a bottle of red with lunch and joining the Forum for the first time!
About time you got your arse in gear and actually posted something :P

I assume from your recumbent position this afternoon that the missus isn't back from Mancland yet? :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Prog Cat on March 07, 2010, 06:58:32 PM
She came back on Friday! Mancland wasn't all it was cracked up to be and her exam's actually in London tomorrow. So a slightly less proggy weekend than planned. Still there are benefits....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 07, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
Fnarr fnarr :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Prog Cat on March 07, 2010, 07:08:24 PM
Indeed. Straighten your tie and get a haircut young man.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 07, 2010, 11:13:52 PM
This is banter isn't it?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 07:35:53 AM
Indeed. Straighten your tie and get a haircut young man.
If I get a haircut, there'll be none left!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 07:36:21 AM
This is banter isn't it?
What passes for banter, I suspect :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 08, 2010, 10:12:25 AM
My boiler has been sorted! In the style of The Knife by Genesis, we have waaaaaaaarrrrrrrrmth!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 08, 2010, 10:13:28 AM
My boiler has been sorted! In the style of The Knife by Genesis, we have waaaaaaaarrrrrrrrmth!  ;D

oh this is excellent news!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 12:38:58 PM
PureSync Personal Edition (http://www.jumpingbytes.com/en/puresync.html)

Yes, I know it's sad to get excited about a bit of software, but this is superb - two-way file and directory synchronization, lots of configurability, and it's free! Great for keeping my music backups in order.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 08, 2010, 01:16:55 PM
My boiler has been sorted! In the style of The Knife by Genesis, we have waaaaaaaarrrrrrrrmth!  ;D

That's no way to talk about your girlfriend...  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 08, 2010, 01:38:29 PM
I'm going to see Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland this afternoon in 3D at the IMAX, then off to a recording of John Lloyd's BBC show Museum of Curiosity with Terry Pratchett as one of the guests.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 08, 2010, 01:54:27 PM
My boiler has been sorted! In the style of The Knife by Genesis, we have waaaaaaaarrrrrrrrmth!  ;D

That's no way to talk about your girlfriend...  ;)

What girlfriend?

Hope you enjoy yourself, UB. Sounds like a blast!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2010, 03:53:07 PM
Likewise UB. Have fun sir.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 08, 2010, 03:57:13 PM
Mr. Depp won't be at the IMAX because he cannot see in 3D due to an eye defect.  Heard that in an interview with him on Radio 5 on the night of the Premiere, and doubt I will ever forget it now.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 08, 2010, 08:52:59 PM
I think Tim Burton is fab! Report back UB!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 09, 2010, 07:22:58 AM
An account that I had trouble with now equals zero  ;D  Nothing makes an accountant more happy than everything adding to zero.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 09, 2010, 07:25:50 AM
All that work and nothing to show for it.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 09, 2010, 08:10:47 AM
An account that I had trouble with now equals zero  ;D  Nothing makes an accountant more happy than everything adding to zero.  ;D
I think takeaways are better than nothing....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 09, 2010, 11:37:22 AM
Driving back from Liverpool on Sunday I played some Tinyfish in the car. It was met with general approval. But what made me smile was when I played some It Bites and the mother of one of the robot team members said that she thought it was rather good - it sounded like Busted!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 09, 2010, 03:10:48 PM
it sounded like Busted!  ;D

not Coldplay?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 04:28:13 PM
it sounded like Busted!  ;D

not Coldplay?

(http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/images/designs/HM0113m.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 04:42:29 PM
I do believe PopBitch started that line of tshirts with a Bono one, and one of their contributors wore it to an interview with another pop star (can't remember which, sorry), who made the comment that it was a bit harsh.  The interviewer replied, "how about if it was 'Make Sting History'", and that met with approval  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 09, 2010, 08:45:59 PM
I fixed the flat's washing machine! Now, I am a man who can do manly things.  ;D

OK, all I did was clean the filter thing, the removal of which dumped vile smelling water on the floor, but at least it drains properly now. Drains...

Draaaaiiiinage!

(http://scoutmagazine.ca/scout/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/lewis_l.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 11:51:44 PM
I wish I could do manly things.  *flounces out of the door with pretty flowers in my hair* >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 09, 2010, 11:54:15 PM
Turns out I'm still a ponce. The washing machine could still be fecked and my clothes that were in it might be too wet to survive.  >:(  :'(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 11:58:03 PM
Lets take our minds off our troubles and weave wicker baskets instead Mouse.



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 12:09:08 AM
I'm sure we can all guess where that would lead...

(http://brucemhood.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/the-wicker-man1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 10, 2010, 12:18:20 AM
 :D :D

"Oh God... Oh Jesus Christ!"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 10, 2010, 11:39:50 AM
I do believe PopBitch started that line of tshirts with a Bono one, and one of their contributors wore it to an interview with another pop star (can't remember which, sorry), who made the comment that it was a bit harsh.  The interviewer replied, "how about if it was 'Make Sting History'", and that met with approval  ;D

The best one was on the front of Private Eye: "Make Docherty History"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 10, 2010, 01:16:17 PM
I've decided to get some rescue chickens. My No1 son asked me what they were going to rescue so I had to explain that we were the rescuers at which he fluffed with pride ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 01:25:23 PM
I've decided to get some rescue chickens. My No1 son asked me what they were going to rescue so I had to explain that we were the rescuers at which he fluffed with pride ;D

Good on ya, nellie

(http://www.disneypicture.net/data/media/99/the_rescuers_down_under.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 10, 2010, 02:11:06 PM
Tweeted by Jem today
The world's most expensive phone call
http://boo.fm/b104034 (http://boo.fm/b104034)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 02:15:57 PM
Lawks a lordy


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 05:11:10 PM
Feeling quite pleased with myself today, I've got stage 1 of the 2010/11 academic year budget complete, so now I shall head on out, and....

GIVE MYSELF A SHINY!!!

(http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/7/77/Shiny_show_puppets.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 10, 2010, 05:28:14 PM
Feeling quite pleased with myself today, I've got stage 1 of the 2010/11 academic year budget complete, so now I shall head on out, and....

GIVE MYSELF A SHINY!!!

(http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/7/77/Shiny_show_puppets.jpg)
Just make sure no-one sees you! :-\ (I hate that show!!!!!)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Sarah on March 10, 2010, 05:36:08 PM
Feeling quite pleased with myself today, I've got stage 1 of the 2010/11 academic year budget complete, so now I shall head on out, and....

GIVE MYSELF A SHINY!!!

(http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/7/77/Shiny_show_puppets.jpg)

I LOVE THAT SHOW! I was thinking about it the other day and saying little quotes from it in my head.

My name is Sarah, and I do not have children, but I watch kids TV shows. And not even the cool ones like Power Rangers.  :-\

 ::) :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 10, 2010, 06:17:38 PM
Tweeted by Jem today
The world's most expensive phone call
http://boo.fm/b104034 (http://boo.fm/b104034)

You would think they would drop the 50p!?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 10, 2010, 08:40:14 PM
Tweeted by Jem today
The world's most expensive phone call
http://boo.fm/b104034 (http://boo.fm/b104034)

You would think they would drop the 50p!?

that's what I thought!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 09:43:01 PM
Feeling quite pleased with myself today, I've got stage 1 of the 2010/11 academic year budget complete, so now I shall head on out, and....

GIVE MYSELF A SHINY!!!

(http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/7/77/Shiny_show_puppets.jpg)
Just make sure no-one sees you! :-\ (I hate that show!!!!!)
I'm with you on this, Nellie (sorry, Sarah) - Huw used to torture us with it when he was younger, and Mucker was his favourite. Personally I had it in for Tiggs, the cat, who was a right bloody know-all.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 11, 2010, 08:03:34 AM
I don't know that show, and I love all kids shows with cute things in.

I own a set of Teletubbies, an Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka and most recently a full set of Waybuloo.

I once got a very streange look from an old girlfriends mum for claiming that Tweenies were evil.

I also don't give a fig if that makes me odd.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 08:52:34 AM
No, you're spot on, UB, the Tweenies are formed from the gaseous effluence of the Devil's very own bottom.

In this morning's "embarass your child" moment, I shall add that Huw absolutely loved them. Particularly Jake (far right), in his 'Dotman' persona.

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2531/tweenies.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 11, 2010, 09:53:00 AM
I don't know that show, and I love all kids shows with cute things in.

I own a set of Teletubbies, an Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka and most recently a full set of Waybuloo.

I once got a very streange look from an old girlfriends mum for claiming that Tweenies were evil.

I also don't give a fig if that makes me odd.  ;D
The Wotwots are my favourites at the moment for pre-schoolers (Milkshake Channel No 5). However, Chowder is brilliant on Cartoon Network (you have to watch it properly!).
No, I don't have too much time on my hands. I am forced to watch them!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2010, 02:42:23 PM
I've decided to get some rescue chickens. My No1 son asked me what they were going to rescue so I had to explain that we were the rescuers at which he fluffed with pride ;D

They're not Thunderbirds, then?

(http://davidszondy.com/images/Thunderbird%202%2002.gif)

I adored Thunderbirds when I was little(er). I bought the complete nine disc box set from HMV for £20 at Christmas. Original price: £120. This made me very, very happy.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:50:44 PM
I adored Thunderbirds when I was little(er). I bought the complete nine disc box set from HMV for £20 at Christmas. Original price: £120. This made me very, very happy.  ;D
We just taped them all off the telly :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 02:56:55 PM
Watching the scenes of the warships at sea in Tora ! Tora ! Tora ! the other night reminded me of Thunderbirds  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 11, 2010, 06:12:06 PM
I'm teetotalling for the month of March

I just bought my reward for the start of April

http://www.whiskyshop.com/Shop/Detail.aspx?pid=1474 (http://www.whiskyshop.com/Shop/Detail.aspx?pid=1474)

It's by a distance the most I've ever spent on a single bottle of anything, but it has won lots of awards and has rave reviews.

Oh and I've just remembered that I can't have any on the April 1st as I'm going to be in a box at the Albert Hall seeing Tangerine Dream.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2010, 06:42:20 PM
Ooh, that looks nice...  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: spoffo on March 11, 2010, 07:06:28 PM
Feeling quite pleased with myself today, I've got stage 1 of the 2010/11 academic year budget complete, so now I shall head on out, and....

GIVE MYSELF A SHINY!!!

(http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/7/77/Shiny_show_puppets.jpg)
Just make sure no-one sees you! :-\ (I hate that show!!!!!)
I'm with you on this, Nellie (sorry, Sarah) - Huw used to torture us with it when he was younger, and Mucker was his favourite. Personally I had it in for Tiggs, the cat, who was a right bloody know-all.

I deny everything! And Tiggs was my favourite, not Mucker!!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 07:52:57 PM
I'm with you on this, Nellie (sorry, Sarah) - Huw used to torture us with it when he was younger, and Mucker was his favourite. Personally I had it in for Tiggs, the cat, who was a right bloody know-all.

I deny everything! And Tiggs was my favourite, not Mucker!!!
You are no longer my son. You're just some youth who lives in the same house as me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 11, 2010, 10:52:59 PM
I'm with you on this, Nellie (sorry, Sarah) - Huw used to torture us with it when he was younger, and Mucker was his favourite. Personally I had it in for Tiggs, the cat, who was a right bloody know-all.

I deny everything! And Tiggs was my favourite, not Mucker!!!
You are no longer my son. You're just some youth who lives in the same house as me.
That picture even makes me cringe. It's their stupid voices and smugness! Bring back Hartley Hare!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 11:06:49 PM
That picture even makes me cringe. It's their stupid voices and smugness! Bring back Hartley Hare!
Yes! You knew where you were with Hartley and the others at Pipkins!

(http://www.hartleyfamily.org.uk/hartleyhare.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 12:03:24 AM
Yes, you were somewhere near Birmingham  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 08:11:40 AM
Or Moscow

(http://www.pipkins.net/topovnp.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2010, 10:25:41 AM
You can't beat a bit of Trumpton. Or Camberwick Green.

(http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/9/1/Gordon-Murray-Trumpton-Fire-Brigade-91986.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 10:29:01 AM
Sometimes they just beat (up) themselves

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/a0613d13aa1b8f237ffddc094fd48d69/194093.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 11:21:21 AM
Fireman Sam - to some, a Johnny-come-Lately - in our family, a style icon

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/25/article-1187163-059EDD970000044D-984_468x337.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 12, 2010, 11:23:32 AM
I like the fact he carries an axe on his belt.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 11:26:39 AM
That's because he's Brazilian.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2010, 11:58:45 AM
I like the fact he carries an axe on his belt.

I prefer these kinds of axes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJ9JfgBqKk).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 12:29:28 PM
Fireman Sam isn't Brazilian, he's Welsh! I thought everyone knew that


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 12:31:59 PM
I've got tickets to go see Stewart Lee live tonight.

What's giving me the extra smile is that it's a 10 minute bus ride home afterwards.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 12:41:21 PM
Fish and chips from the College canteen. They do a lovely bit of cod.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 12:45:09 PM
Stewart Lee, fish and chips, Herring.

Lunch.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 13, 2010, 04:37:13 PM
Having my name checked off on the door of the tunnels at last night's It Bites gig by former Bath and England prop forward Gareth Chilcott :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 13, 2010, 10:00:40 PM
The Guardian made me smile. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/12/malcolm-tucker-election-briefing)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 14, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
Having quite a good day today. The bursary's gone in the bank, so I went and bought the new Hendrix release, Valleys Of Neptune. A leaflet in the packagine says "Get the latest Jimi Hendrix news", which made me chuckle. 14th March 2010: Still dead...  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 14, 2010, 09:09:24 PM
The robotics team I coach picked up a "Highly Commended" award in the Intermediate age group Engineering/Technology section of the National Science and Engineering Competition! Go TechnoBotts! Next stop Singapore...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2010, 10:26:02 PM


In this morning's "embarass your child" moment, I shall add that Huw absolutely loved them. Particularly Jake (far right), in his 'Dotman' persona.

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2531/tweenies.jpg)

My Steve was the same!  Used to run around the house shouting "dot man to the rescue!" but more often than not he just would say he was "rescueman!"  ;D

And Give yourself a flaming shiny is annoying but thankfully K never liked it, it isn't as bad as Bits n Bobs, that is really annoying and thankfully K has never watched much of that either.

(http://www.grantmasonfx.com/gallery/trug_bitsnbobs.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2010, 10:31:39 PM
I've got tickets to go see Stewart Lee live tonight.


I went to see him recently.  It was good.  Glad he has been given a second series.

I smiled on Friday because I bought myself a new camera as the old one had broken.  I smiled on Friday evening, Saturday and most of Sunday.  :D 



Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
I was down the pub with a mate last night. I got a text message from another mate who was doing a pub quiz. The message said something like: "Pink Floyd song several species of small need rest". I had a good chuckle about the fact that 1. all those years of ranting on about the Floyd to friends have paid off and 2. that such a song would ever feature in a pub quiz. Made my day it did.  :D ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2010, 11:21:47 AM
I guess that beats me being the only one in our pub quiz team to recognise a Captain and Tennille song :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 11:46:04 AM
Mme Cholet and I won second prize in a pub quiz in Arundel as it happened to be going on when we were having a very nice dinner in the Inn in which we were staying.

We won on a tie-break - A gruess about the length of the world's longest recorded snake (can't remember the answer).

Won £5 at the bar, so Mme Cholet had a Baileys and I though I'd pay the rest for a Hennesy XO (which should be well over a fiver or so on its own, the bottle being about £100)

Total bill came to £4.90 - Cashback!!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 11:56:36 AM
...and glares from the locals for coming in and winning their money  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 15, 2010, 12:28:05 PM
The Marillion crew won a pub quiz at an Irish pub in Bordeaux on the Happiness is the Road Tour. We'd just gone in there for a pint of Guiness and a game of pool after having had a meal on our night off and thought we'd do the pub quiz for a laugh. We basically won it on the picture quiz round in which teams were asked to identify various musical instruments. The clincher was a particular kind of Mandolin which Pete Harwood (Guitar tech) identified (beyond the requirements of the quiz master) on the grounds that his Dad was a luthier who made Mandolins for Ritchie Blackmore! We also identified a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop re-issue (not just a guitar), a Flugelhorn and knew the difference between a Glockenspiel and a Xylophone (challenged and upheld by the quizmaster).

The locals looked very upset!  ;D

We won t-shirts.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 12:36:32 PM
I can recognise a flugelhorn and now know the difference between a glockenspiel and a xylophone, all thanks to Spandex Ballet.

A friend of mine runs a pub and a few years ago they cancelled all further pub quizes after a riot.  The question was, what are the last 3 words in the Green Giant advert.  So, in the style of A Question Of Sport, what happened next ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2010, 12:37:34 PM
We won t-shirts.
Marillion T-shirts?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2010, 12:54:05 PM
The Daily Mail-o-matic (http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/)

Splendid fun.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
That's excellent Wilf

My fave so far

Will the Internet turn your mortgage gay?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2010, 01:02:46 PM
I liked...

Is Facebook Giving Britain's Farmers Cancer?
Is The E.U. Having Sex With Your Pets?
Has Feminism Scrounged Off Britain's Swans?

Splendid :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2010, 01:15:29 PM
Mr. Bulgaria, your pig avatar is making me smile a great deal :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2010, 02:45:24 PM
It's Porculous!

and I always smile at the Daily Mash.

"The Daily Mail - it's like spending twenty minutes in a mental hospital"

The Daily Mash are naughty about Pink Floyd (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-%26-entertainment/pink-floyd-force-you-to-listen-to-the-bad-bits-201003122552/)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2010, 08:34:47 PM
I want to hear Underground Spaniel Air Force!  :D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 08:57:28 AM
Today's 'Daily Dilbert'...

(http://hecate.starjump.org/dilbert.PNG)

...which, in many ways, summarizes my entire career very well...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 12:37:54 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 17, 2010, 12:43:10 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Dont, she is only after your briefs.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 12:50:32 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Dont, she is only after your briefs.

She'd look much better in them than I do.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 17, 2010, 12:57:49 PM
augh, my eyes!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 17, 2010, 01:20:47 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Is she a friend of mine :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 17, 2010, 01:21:45 PM
I will be going to Toronto in July to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater and will be doing some photoshoots while I'm out there :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 01:33:24 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Is she a friend of mine :)

I don't think her photos look good enough for her to be a friend of yours.

fisheye candy (http://www.myspace.com/526964017)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 17, 2010, 01:57:13 PM
Your right not a friend of mine and she's from California which isn't on my travel schedule this year so can't help improve her photos I'm afraid


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 02:31:59 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Is she under the illusion you play for Chelsea???


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 02:45:27 PM
Your right not a friend of mine and she's from California which isn't on my travel schedule this year so can't help improve her photos I'm afraid

I wish my travel plans took me on a map of lingerie models.

Though I would never allow myself to play for Chelsea.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 02:58:14 PM
I wish my travel plans took me on a map of lingerie models.
You'll have to stick with including it in your web-browsing plans, James ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 03:32:54 PM
I'm smiling at the thought of leaving work early to go and clean up Lego Gotham on the Wii.

Must remember to put the tea on before Mme Cholet gets home tonight though - I got a "look" last night for playing games when I should have been cooking.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 03:36:27 PM
Oh dear, a "look". That's never good...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 17, 2010, 03:46:21 PM
A lingerie model has asked me to be her friend on MySpace  ;D

 ::)

Is she a friend of mine :)

I don't think her photos look good enough for her to be a friend of yours.

fisheye candy (http://www.myspace.com/526964017)

Name: Kathy
Mood: breasty


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 17, 2010, 05:21:51 PM
this gave me a giggle:

An Anti-Limerick
by W S Gilbert (attributed)

There was an old man of St. Bees,
Who was stung in the arm by a wasp;
When they asked, "Does it hurt?"
He replied, "No, it doesn't,
But I thought all the while 't was a Hornet."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 17, 2010, 09:23:52 PM
this gave me a giggle:

An Anti-Limerick
by W S Gilbert (attributed)

There was an old man of St. Bees,
Who was stung in the arm by a wasp;
When they asked, "Does it hurt?"
He replied, "No, it doesn't,
But I thought all the while 't was a Hornet."
Heh  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 17, 2010, 09:26:49 PM
I've no idea how it happened, but my No.2 son somehow managed to put a Tinyfish photo as my desktop wallpaper. He's just 3.
He also managed to leave the courtesy light on in my car for 2 days causing an unexpected visit from the AA. (That's the car people BTW before anyone comments).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 17, 2010, 09:36:26 PM
I think it's reassuring that there's someone to help a damsel in need of an AA battery....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 10:11:18 PM
I will be going to Toronto in July to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater and will be doing some photoshoots while I'm out there :)

That is very cool, both location and bands. I'm so jealous.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 17, 2010, 10:20:09 PM
I just noticed that Roine Stolt is a tinyfish fan :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 17, 2010, 10:25:49 PM
I will be going to Toronto in July to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater and will be doing some photoshoots while I'm out there :)
Behind the camera, right?  ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 10:26:31 PM
He's a bloody Swede though, Bo, so does his point of view count? :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 17, 2010, 10:48:50 PM
He's a bloody Swede though, Bo, so does his point of view count? :D

I might have been pushing my views about Sweden a bit far.

You have to realise that Norway and Sweden has the same kind of rivalry that exist between England and Scotland.

I love Sweden really ... my mother has a cabin there and I have spent months boating around the coast  and channels of Sweden.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 11:15:21 PM
Everyone knows that the Scots are just Geordies with their brains bashed out.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 11:20:28 PM
I'm a quarter Scottish and a quarter Lithuanian. God knows what the other half is.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 11:21:29 PM
I'm a quarter Scottish and a quarter Lithuanian. God knows what the other half is.

Fighting to get out...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: RobH on March 18, 2010, 07:09:42 AM
The first daffodil is peeking out in my garden. 


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 18, 2010, 09:35:34 AM
I will be going to Toronto in July to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater and will be doing some photoshoots while I'm out there :)
Behind the camera, right?  ;)

Oh yes I will be behind the camera the ones in front of it will be far easier on the eye than I ;)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2010, 10:44:30 AM
It's sunny. I like that.

And I took a lunch break yesterday and felt much better for doing so. I think I'll have another one today :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 18, 2010, 11:22:21 AM
An unfortunate Jack Vance book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Servants-Wankh-Planet-adventure-Vance/dp/0583123414/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_8) made me smile.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2010, 11:31:40 AM
An unfortunate Jack Vance book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Servants-Wankh-Planet-adventure-Vance/dp/0583123414/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_8) made me smile.
I liked the comment the reviewer made - "Arguably one of the best 'Space Operas' ever written, even if the name does somewhat baffle. "


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2010, 11:33:58 AM
...and from Wikipedia...

"The editors of the Vance Integral Edition restored the author's preferred title for the first book: The Chasch. They also altered the second to The Wannek and replaced 'Wankh' with 'Wannek' throughout the text. Vance was convinced to change the name after being informed of the meaning of the word 'wank' in British and Commonwealth slang."


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 12:13:24 PM
 :D  Thank goodness for that explanation. For some reason, I can't view products on Amazon. I can get the home page and a list of stuff, but if I click on any individual one, it just sits there doing nothing and won't load. I've tried it in IE as well as Firefox and it's the same story. It's really getting to me as I want to buy a Genesis remaster box.  >:(


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 18, 2010, 12:13:59 PM
clear your cache?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 12:14:55 PM
Ooh, how do I do that?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 18, 2010, 12:18:20 PM
I'm not really sure on a Windows box, but there's other fish that do. hopefully one will swim round soon and fix you up.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 12:42:16 PM
Right, I've done it. Amazon still no worky for me. I can view everything normally, except product pages. Weird. I might have to drop them an Email.

...And this really nice weather we've been having recently makes me smile.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 18, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
It'll be snowing again before you know it, Mouse!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Bert on March 18, 2010, 01:55:13 PM
The first daffodil is peeking out in my garden. 

Is that a euphemism ?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 18, 2010, 02:37:42 PM
The first daffodil is peeking out in my garden. 

Is that a euphemism ?
:D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 18, 2010, 03:03:33 PM
augh, my eyes!
:D :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 18, 2010, 04:25:24 PM
This made me smile:

Quote
Dear all,

Sorry about the continued absence of the Frost* forum. This is due to the
current hosting company dragging their heels in helping us transfer our
world to a new hosting provider after their heavy handed tactics in helping
us deal with a virus the site became infected with. They have been, in
short, a total pain in the **** in helping us sort it out so I decided we
should take our business elsewhere. Suffice to say, they've not been very
helpful in assisting our departure either.

Rest assured though that we're working on getting it back up and running
asap. Sorry for the continued disruption. More news as we get it.

All the best, Jem

PS. Sorry also to all those who were awaiting a confirmation email about
account activation to the forum. Some people have been waiting over a
year!!!! This was due to an incorrect email forwarding address set in the
system. Most likely by me when drunk, or sober, or on fire. You should all
be receiving them very shortly, if not already. I totally appreciate if
you've long since moved on from Frost* in that time. Sorry for bothering
you if you have.

If it's any consolation, I've also moved on from Frost*. I'm a Greengrocer
now...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 11:32:52 PM
This evening, I went out for a drink with three mates. I didn't intend to, but just went along because it was a nice day and a nice idea. I've had so much fun tonight - lots of laughs, lots of drink and fish n' chips. I'm in a very happy mood, and I love everything at the moment, especially this forum and Tinyfish!  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 11:35:07 PM
Following on from the Floyd, Guy Garvey from Elbow stands up for the traditional album format (http://www.roland.co.uk/musicindustrynews/Guy-Garvey--Traditional-album-format-should-be-protected$19677190.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter). I love Elbow.  :)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 19, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG

I just found out that Laurie Anderson is playing the Barbican in April.

I got a front and centre circle seat for the 15th.

That is a BIG DEAL for me.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: roger on March 19, 2010, 12:45:07 PM
very cool.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 02:27:39 PM
Rob Ramsay and I went to see Laurie Anderson at the Barbican a few years back and she was just as funny and as perceptive as ever. She told a story of her re-examining her role as an artist and summised that she was getting too comfortable in her rich surroundings, so she stopped what she was doing and went to work in MacDonalds for a month.

She truly is cut from a very different cloth from the rest of us.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 19, 2010, 03:51:27 PM
It was the fact that she said (in that "Hide the sharp objects" voice of hers)

"For the first time in my career as an artist, I could give people exactly what they asked for."

And I can deeply recommend her album "Strange Angels".

"I don't know about your brain - but my brain is really... bossy...
 I come home from the golf course and find lots of notes written on wrinkled up scraps of paper.
Saying things like 'You and whose army' and 'get a horse'"


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 04:36:02 PM
(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/Stormbringer_01/catforthisyoudie2.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Robert on March 19, 2010, 04:41:29 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG

I just found out that Laurie Anderson is playing the Barbican in April.

I got a front and centre circle seat for the 15th.

That is a BIG DEAL for me.

ok, I just bought two tickets for me and my wife. I wonder if she knows what she's letting herself in for.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 04:58:46 PM
 :D @ Rob.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 19, 2010, 05:08:11 PM
Fortunately I'm not in trouble for only getting myself a ticket (there was a single ticket for sale in the front row of the balcony and I couldn't get hold of Mme Cholet)

She came to the last LAurie Anderson thing at the Barbican and liked it but not wildly like I did.

We'll both be having our tea there and watching the finches play guitar though.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2010, 05:31:40 PM
Today I found a local farm selling free range eggs which I am happy to purchase until I acquire my very own chickens in the not too distant future.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 19, 2010, 05:33:55 PM
(http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/8333/1268307524/wombles.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Ash on March 19, 2010, 06:17:30 PM
Spandex Ballet  ;D  Indeed very wrong.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 07:19:24 PM
Today I found a local farm selling free range eggs which I am happy to purchase until I acquire my very own chickens in the not too distant future.
Now that is so cool. I'd love to have my own chickens.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Jim on March 20, 2010, 09:41:59 AM
Last night I watched "Men Who Stare at Goats" and I can safely say that I haven't laughed at a movie so hard since... a very, very long time ago.  :D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Nellie on March 20, 2010, 10:13:18 AM
Today I found a local farm selling free range eggs which I am happy to purchase until I acquire my very own chickens in the not too distant future.
Now that is so cool. I'd love to have my own chickens.
Apparently, if you don't have a garden, you can keep them in a window box. ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 20, 2010, 10:55:26 AM
Today I found a local farm selling free range eggs which I am happy to purchase until I acquire my very own chickens in the not too distant future.
Now that is so cool. I'd love to have my own chickens.
Apparently, if you don't have a garden, you can keep them in a window box. ;D
That sounds like the home-grown equivalent of keeping battery hens, though without the ridiculous amounts of food supplements...


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Pedro on March 20, 2010, 12:08:37 PM
How about chickens in hanging baskets?
I'm thinking that if the basket is microwave safe and you plant spuds and salad....


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 20, 2010, 01:37:31 PM
How about chickens in hanging baskets?
I'm thinking that if the basket is microwave safe and you plant spuds and salad....
Is that like chicken-in-a-basket, as was very popular in pubs in the seventies?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Prog Cat on March 20, 2010, 02:39:29 PM
Today I found a local farm selling free range eggs which I am happy to purchase until I acquire my very own chickens in the not too distant future.
Now that is so cool. I'd love to have my own chickens.
Apparently, if you don't have a garden, you can keep them in a window box. ;D
That sounds like the home-grown equivalent of keeping battery hens, though without the ridiculous amounts of food supplements...
...... but don't you think that hens that run off the mains are more efficient????


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 21, 2010, 10:16:46 PM
Simon
Tosser
Band Member
Siamese Fighting Fish


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 10:25:51 PM
Simon
Tosser
Band Member
Siamese Fighting Fish

Matching tattoos once all band members reach those dizzy heights...

(http://ebetta.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/tattoo1.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2010, 10:34:55 PM
Yes I have to 'fess up to that one. 'Twas Rob and I dicking about with the forum settings at this afternoon's band recording/editing session. We changed the rating system so that you can turn Sturgeon at 2000 posts rather than 4000 (which is where you become the fighting fish ;)).


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 21, 2010, 10:36:59 PM
Yes I have to 'fess up to that one. 'Twas Rob and I dicking about with the forum settings at this afternoon's band recording/editing session. We changed the rating system so that you can turn Sturgeon at 2000 posts rather than 4000 (which is where you become the fighting fish ;)).

Recording session??

I thought you had finished the recording. Or have you already started recording the difficult third album?


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2010, 10:39:51 PM
When I say 'recording session' what I really meant to say was 'kicking the living crap out of my shite computer - session'.

Rob helped.  ;D


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 21, 2010, 10:57:57 PM
Rob helped.  ;D

Rob has learnt from the best (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbcctWbC8Q0)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 21, 2010, 11:22:44 PM
Gosh, one day I shall become a sturgeon! Caviar all round!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
Gosh, one day I shall become a sturgeon! Caviar all round!

When Catherine reached 2000 posts
The crowd all raised a cheering cry
The traffic parted left and right
To let that Sturgeon by


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 12:00:22 AM
Rob helped.  ;D

Rob has learnt from the best (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbcctWbC8Q0)
Way, WAY, to many Smarties for that kid.


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2010, 09:22:50 AM
completed all the Hero levels on

(http://www.tradeport.com.ph/uploads/Image/game2009/legobatmanwii.jpg)

Now I get to be a villain Bwahahaha!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 10:51:16 AM
Pow!  

                                       Ker-wham!


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 22, 2010, 11:37:05 AM
I'm going to Toronto in July, have purchased a ticket to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater while I'm there  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Toronto/IMG_8510.jpg)


Title: Re: What made you smile?
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 11:38:07 AM
Fantastic news Mike. I'm sure you'll have a great time there.