things that go on

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Re: things that go on

Post by bend sinister » Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:16

Could this be the Official Best Thing Ever?
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Re: things that go on

Post by SophieC » Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:23

bend sinister wrote:Could this be the Official Best Thing Ever?
ha ha ha. was that you dan?

i like liam goes to punch the bloke only after he's been safely restrained by his security goons.
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Re: things that go on

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:26

Ha! Look at this shitehawk's brother only trying to wade in when our hero is covered in bouncers. Prick.

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Post by bend sinister » Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:38

JamieC wrote:ha ha ha. was that you dan?
I do protest, guvnor, I weren't in Toronto that time.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Sep 17, 2008 14:04

Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
The Grimsby Telegraph wrote:BREAKING NEWS: Beach "bomb" drama

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 12:30

A “BOMB” discovered on Cleethorpes beach this morning turned out to be a children’s toy.

A member of the public reported seeing a bomb close to the marshes near the leisure centre to a member of the beach safety team, who went to investigate.

Upon inspection, the beach safety officer discovered it was in fact a foam torpedo, which would be fired from a children’s toy.

The “bomb” was then disposed of - by being thrown in a bin.

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Post by JohaN » Fri Sep 19, 2008 08:50

Sootyzilla wrote:The weirdest place I have ever seen a message of THE LORD was in a jar of organic peanut butter.
jesus h christ! you too! that time i saw a cloud with little baby jesus's face smiling down on me sure changed my life - i'm glad you've also been touched by the lord through the obscure use of oddly-shaped inanimate objects! ;)
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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Sep 19, 2008 08:53

gloom button wrote:This is really quite strange, isn't it?! From New Scientist.. Space 'firefly' resembles no known object...
that is pretty strange!

i wish i was smarter about physics and astronomy.

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:18

the oddest and most downbeat and ridiculous, sharon local news we've had on 'my manor' is that the saturday night fever remake is to be set in local dying-on-it's-arse town hoddesdon

starring keira knightley and orlando bloom presumably cutting the mustard on the dancefloor at local 'faces' nightclub (not the 'faces' nightclub in glamourous gants hill where all the footballers go but it's less attractrive trowelled-in-slap simmering with resentment sister club) and going down the speedway in rye house

hoddesdon is the place troubled seventies tv talent show superstar lena zavaroni went to die

it was also where the james dean driving experience came from

other things of note:

local celebs include gillian taylforth, linda lusardi, sheryl gascoigne and sonia from eastenders

it used to have a bowling alley until the owner allegedly burned it down for the insurance

a 'local businessman' was machinegunned to death leaving a gym a few years back

the very real experience of a fever on a saturday night can be gauranteed by a visit to any one of the many fast food outlets that line the highstreet, I'd recommend flames grill and kebabery

why on earth are they setting the remake of saturday night fever in hoddesdon???

mental

it's rather like casting david pleat as the next james bond

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Post by Mr Bear » Tue Sep 30, 2008 09:35

The return of an old friend...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 643175.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Unisex toilets in Manchester University Union "[seems like]...political correctness gone mad"!

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Post by SophieC » Tue Sep 30, 2008 13:25

PandaBear wrote:The return of an old friend...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 643175.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Unisex toilets in Manchester University Union "[seems like]...political correctness gone mad"!
in 1999 i very nearly pissed in the fountain structure in the middle of the gents, assuming it was an art deco communal urinal. it was not. this issue also needs addressing.
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Re: things that go on

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Tue Nov 11, 2008 21:23

Someone on the train the other day told me that they fake eggs in China. Eggs? As in chicken eggs? Yes. I was a little dubious, but she's been to China and I haven't so I took her word for it.

Lo, she might be right...

http://consumerist.com/consumer/food/ho ... 257693.php

or she might not be. Any opinions?

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Post by jayen_aitch » Wed Dec 31, 2008 18:05

People throughout the world today were torn between staying silent about their embarrassing choice and asking for help after somewhere between some and all 30gb Zunes stopped working.

Takes me back (less than a month) Zunegate, and the president elect's denial of using the devices after allegedly being spotted with one in the gym.

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Post by tubby » Tue Mar 10, 2009 16:44

Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks

A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers.

Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimp collected and stored stones that he would later use as missiles.

Further, the chimp learned to recognise how and when parts of his concrete enclosure could be pulled apart to fashion further projectiles.

The findings are reported in the journal Current Biology.

There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events.

Crucial to the current study is the fact that Santino, a chimpanzee at the zoo in the city north of Stockholm, collected the stones in a calm state, prior to the zoo opening in the morning.

The launching of the stones occurred hours later - during dominance displays to zoo visitors - with Santino in an "agitated" state.

This suggests that Santino was anticipating a future mental state - an ability that has been difficult to definitively prove in animals, according to Mathias Osvath, a cognitive scientist from Lund University in Sweden and author of the new research.

"We've done experimental studies, and the chimps in my mind show very clearly that they do plan for future needs, but it has been argued that perhaps this was an experimental artefact," Dr Osvath told BBC News.

"Now we have this spontaneous behaviour, which is always in some sense better evidence."

Dr Osvath embarked on the study after zoo staff discovered caches of stones in the section of the enclosure facing the public viewing area.

Since the initial discovery in 1997, hundreds of the caches have been removed to protect visitors, to whom the caching and the aggressive displays seem strictly related; in the off season, Santino neither hoards the projectiles nor hurls them.

Most interestingly, Santino seems to have learned how to spot weak parts of the concrete "boulders" in the centre of the enclosure.

When water seeps into cracks in the concrete and freezes, portions become detached that make a hollow sound when tapped.

Santino was observed gently knocking on the "boulders", hitting harder to detach bits that were loosened and adding those to his stashes of ammunition.
The chimp stashed hundreds of stones in anticipation of throwing them

There are a number of examples of complex behaviour in apes that suggest forms of consciousness.

Planning behaviour like that of the current work is connected to so-called autonoetic consciousness, where information due to memory can be distinguished from that from the senses.

"I'm personally convinced that at least chimps do plan for future needs, that they do have this autonoetic consciousness," Dr Osvath said.

"I hope that other zoos or those in the wild will look more closely at what is happening," he added.

"I bet there must be a lot of these kinds of behaviours out there, and I wouldn't be surprised if we find them in dolphins or other species."
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Re: things that go on

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Fri Apr 03, 2009 14:11

actually I don't think they've uncovered his ghoulish yet

(sorry)

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Tue Apr 07, 2009 13:19

does anyone else find this alarming and strange?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/200 ... -21260681/

the piece seems to suggest it's not a good likeness but more than that it seems to me dead creepy and wierd- perhaps jonathon ross just is

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Re: things that go on

Post by SophieC » Tue Apr 07, 2009 13:22

it looks like jonathan ross as played by catherine tate, that's what strikes me as odd. plus it looks way too thin. and a bit, er, waxy. i suppose that's inevitable with a, erm, waxwork.
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