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  1. Hes also repeatedly offensive. Hopefully they'll take that into account when his fine is set.
  2. He's not, but one might imagine you're an extra large puckle.
  3. Do you know why the called them "Wonderbra"? Because when it's taken off, you wonder where they went.
  4. Many years ago our landlord was an elderly Chinese gentleman who grew up in a small village. Every family raised a few pigs and the village held an annual parade to show off each family's best pig born that year. My landlord's family had been the "best pig" winner for many years but one year something went wrong and they had the village runt. This would have been an unfathomable shaming and extreme "loss of face" for the entire extended family for an entire year. My landlord's uncle came to his family's rescue. He gathered all the savings he could from various family members and travelled on his bicycle the day before the parade to a village miles away. There he purchased the largest carp he could find. Upon returning home, he strapped the carp onto the back of their rather paltry pig and the family went to the parade. They again came in first and so the family "saved face". It didn't matter that the family's saving were gone, what mattered was that they ingeniously saved face with an expensive carp and weren't treated as pariahs for a year. He told me this story one day while collecting the rent. He'd brought a gift for our toddler - a poster for her room of a fat cherubic baby riding a carp. It represented good luck and prosperity, and he told me the story to illustrate just what having a carp handy can do for ones reputation.
  5. Or is it shocking behaviour by some students? Allegedly the toilets are being locked due to vandalism. Vandalising school property costs the taxpayer money, and will ultimately take funds away from worthwhile school projects. When I was a kid, the problem in school toilets was smoking. Teachers then started patrolling the toilets nearest their classroom during breaks and while the problem didn't go away completely, it was significantly lessened. At least kids smoking in school toilets didn't cost the taxpayer money. I don't know what the solution is, but surely locking toilets isn't the way to go. Providing supervision in school toilets is a minefield on several levels.
  6. Female urinal? Is that a new accommodation for transwomen?
  7. For an exhilarating heartbeat, I thought Declan meant JRM resigned as an MP. Resigning from government will have to do for now, I suppose. I'm not sure how he's kept his seat for this long though, odious toad that he is.
  8. Ah. I stand corrected. I'll sit back down now.
  9. What's the backstory on this? It seems the old guy is being turfed out by the bouncers, but why?
  10. This might be a stupid question, but please bear with me (I've never been a soldier) ... Can unexploded ordnance not be reused, and if not, why not? Considering they blow them up en-mass, they must still work.
  11. It would appear that in Speaker Spewin' Juan's world, a week is only 55 hours long. From the article above: " Mr Watterson said the group travelled economy class both ways and it was a 55-hour trip door-to door. ... 'It’s not unreasonable to have a drink with your meal, and any spending would have been within the meal allowance. Certainly when you add it up, divide the alcohol spend by four and consider it over a week, I’d be surprised if it was in any way unreasonable.’" Who elected this numpty? I'm off to Shoprite to buy some tins of soup.
  12. I have a set of those and they're very good to use. I always have one in my bag and combined with a pocket knife and a collapsible stainless steel straw, (that comes in a small case with a collapsible brush) I'm all set for any on-the-move culinary experience.
  13. I've pencilled in my consideration for 12pm on the twelfth of never.
  14. But she can mangle the English language in several different regional accents.
  15. Yes this is fantastic news for Ukraine. It was the first thing I heard on the news this morning and it put a very big smile on my face. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-63183783 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/08/impact-of-kerch-bridge-blast-will-be-felt-all-the-way-to-the-kremlin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/08/crimea-kerch-bridge-explosions-russia-ukraine
  16. Wonder if King Charles will slip in under the radar without Liz Truss knowing?
  17. Zarley

    Manx Radio

    But does he actually allow some people to monopolise the programme, or is it that only a few people can be bothered to call in? I've wondered about this myself. I occasionally send in a text message, and the only times they've not been read out is when I've sent it in the last 10-15 minutes of the programme. IIRC a late text was read out at least once. I've never rang in because I can't guarantee I wouldn't, at some point in the conversation, tell Mr Wint to feck off.
  18. A family member teaches a year six class four mornings and one afternoon a week. The head teaches the same class four afternoons and one morning a week. It's a fairly large school - by IoM standards.
  19. You didn't quite C&P everything Gordon Brown had to say... https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/04/liz-truss-kwasi-kwarteng-chancellor-u-turn-tax-cuts-public-services-benefits
  20. Something's a bit fishy about this post.
  21. Are chest wigs a thing? If so, where can I get one? Might help keep me warm this winter.
  22. He'll also have to source a huge industrial shredder in which to fit large architectural drawings.
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