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Ooh a front page. Ta.
(Sun 25th Apr 2004, 14:12, More)

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» Jobsworths

Only time I've been barred
This was a few years back. I think I was 22. My lass and I were having a drink when we wondered if we could find a friend of ours. It's a few minutes walk to a pub he used to go to and when we got there I went straight to the pool table and put 50p in. There's no cues - oh yeah, they keep them behind the bar, we can ask for them when we get drinks.

I was asked for ID by the middle-aged bloke behind the bar - first time at a pub in ages. Student card is no good (fair enough, it doesn't have a date of birth). Driving licence isn't acceptable either (no photo). Young person's rail card? No, brewery rules. Well, look, you've got photos and there's a bit of government ID with my DOB on it. Sorry, mate, brewery rules. Don't you believe I'm over eighteen? Brewery rules.

Girlfriend was a bit rude to him at this point, but I'm still trying to be reasonable (bad move, I just end up more annoyed when it doesn't work). We'll just get some non-alcoholic drinks. Nope, can't serve you anything. Oh, just the pool cues then. Nope.

Erm, can I get my 50p back?


What, but that's theft! (this may not have been the smartest thing for me to say)

I end up shouting at him and drumming my knuckles on the bar in frustration whilst lass tries to get me to leave. I hit a drip tray, breaking it, and the landlord (I guess) comes along and throws me out. I was in a foul mood after that.

Grief that was a long story.
(Sat 14th May 2005, 16:59, More)

» Evidence that you're getting old

Isn't Radio 1 crap these days?
Radio 2 is much better.
(Fri 29th Oct 2004, 18:48, More)

» Useless Information

Ra ra
Despite what Bashman wrote below, surely Rasputin was poisoned, shot several times, rolled up in a carpet and dumped in the river. After the body was discovered, the autopsy showed that he died by drowning.
(Sat 19th Mar 2005, 0:20, More)

» Useless Information

In 1867...
Lord Kelvin put forward a theory that atoms are knotted loops in the aether (that's the stuff that pervaded the universe carrying light around, but no-one could find, before Einstein came up with wave-partcle duality), with larger atoms being more complicated knots.

The famous "cuckoo clock" line in The Third Man was added by Orson Welles, which really pissed off scriptwriter Graham Greene.

A groat was a coin worth four old pence.

Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest whose surname was two syllables (Eve-rest).

That Cillit Bang advert bit where they put the sodium in the cleaner is bollocks. Anyone who paid attention in chemistry at school will know that sodium fizzes like that if you drop it in plain water.
(Fri 18th Mar 2005, 12:02, More)

» Look! It's me in the Local Paper

Am I A-list yet?
At about age six I was in the Bury Free Press (Bury St. Edmunds, not Bury in Lancashire) at a model train exhibition with about six other kids. My younger sister was at the front holding a train because she cried when I was picked and not her.

I was also in the Cleveland Clarion or something when I was part of our Sixth Form's victorious maths challenge team. Specifically I was the one who went when someone else couldn't make it and someone was missing when the photographer came round.
(Thu 10th Feb 2005, 13:25, More)
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