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  1. With a pointy hat and a broomstick?
  2. Well yeah, but there's only a few of them in there and understand they'll be out soon. As will Plan, their new building is virtually done. So the whole place will be empty.
  3. Yeah seems to be his son setting up the gym. The old IOMA building has got a cool live ferny/mossy wall though!
  4. How about, you meet a pale ginger dude called Roddy McDougal and he's wearing a kilt. You ask him where in Scotland he's from. He's English and gets offended.
  5. Oh yeah there you go. He's so ripped he needs sellotape. Some occasional cake would probably do him some good.
  6. I've seen Mark Grace's PT son lurking about in the old Lloyds building...
  7. Yeah it seems you can say whatever you want to @Stu Peters and not be held accountable. Disagree with certain mods and you're disciplined.
  8. I'm guessing that would get pretty bloody.
  9. Thinking about this further over lunch. I was once in a meeting in Nairobi, where a black Kenyan guy asked a black English guy what tribe he was from.
  10. Highwayman in Peel now due to staff issues.
  11. Towards the end of the last ice age it all went totally haywire. The Ollerod oscillation raised temps by about 10C over a few decades. The Younger Dryas dropped the temps by a similar amount and period. Lots of theories, but they don't know for certain what caused either.
  12. Exactly. She's black, wearing tribal-esque outfit and is called Ngozi. It is 100% acceptable and understandable to ask where in Africa she was from. It's taking an interest in people and their heritage and making conversation. Historically engaging in conversation with someone and asking them about themselves or their history was seen as taking an interest, compassionate and engaging. I've travelled all over Africa for business and pleasure. I've got family and personal interests in its geography, people and history. This is going to make meeting small talk and just general conversations with people really very awkward. One of the most interesting nights I've ever had was a late night curry at a table set up in the middle of the pitch at the Mombasa Polo Club with various East Africans (Black, Indian and White) all chatting about our various heritages, religions, differences, similarities etc. It was eye-opening and wouldn't have been half as interesting if I didn't ask questions. Jeez, I was in Heathrow a few months ago, a woman in a shop that was serving me had Tanzanian flag pin. I noticed, asked her if that was where she was from and blasted her with some very rudimentary Swahili. She was happy, I was happy, it was a fun little interaction. It's a posho/establishment witch hunt and a way for Ngozi to get her 5 minutes of fame.
  13. I was going to say this just looks like a bunch of ramblers getting directions for their bracing walk, but then spotted a couple of teacher I know. There's more blokes than I expected from a Womens Teaching Union.
  14. They're finally dispensing! Genuinely surprised this has been sorted. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/islands-first-medicinal-cannabis-dispensing-service-to-open/ I was actually chatting to a guy at the weekend who was adamant one of his friends was going to receive this week, but I thought it was a bit of a tenuous 'man in the pub said' statement.
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