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The Human Cocapede

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Found this in the charity shop

(Sun 14th Apr 2019, 16:35, More)

Not suggesting Brexiters were motivated by personal wealth, but...

Arron Banks and Alrosa
Mogg and Somerset Capital Management
Daniel Kawczynski and Electrum Group
Cambridge Analytica
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That degree in graphic design really paid off

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Best answers to questions:

» Amazing Projects

Cat climbing frame perch nest thingy
I finished this bit of carpentry recently. I'm rather proud of it. 2 weeks on and it hasn't fallen down yet.


Cat inspecting the quality workmanship...

Laser kitteh demanding to know why the carpet lining isn't properly installed yet...

Kitteh deciding the nest is adequate. For now.

The topmost ledge, the nest, is about 2.1m above the floor. It's all made with about 26 quids' worth of Swedish pine and held together with steel brackets and screws. Very sturdy, hardly any flex (cats like steady surfaces). And before someone comments, the door isn't used, it leads into the kitchen (and is blocked on the other side by a cupboard anyway) so I decided to use the recess for kitteh.
(Thu 17th Nov 2011, 18:08, More)

» I'm Sorry I've Written A Joke

Thanks to the UK's economy, there's now a growing trend of giving lettuce instead of money to waiting staff.
I fear it's just the tip of the Iceberg.
(Fri 31st Aug 2018, 10:39, More)

» Celebrities part II

I saw John Leslie being rude with Annabel Giles
The two were up on Calton Hill (here in Edinburgh) many years ago (before Leslie's shenanigans), filming some cheesy treasure-hunting gameshow (so obscure it's not even listed on IMDB). I said hi and asked if I could take some photos for the student newspaper. They said sure, and posed by one of the rangerovers. As Ms Giles bent over the front of the vehicle, Leslie went behind her and pretended to hump her, doggy-style.

My greatest regret to this day is not being fast enough with the camera to have captured that moment.

Length? Just ask Catherine Zeta-Jones...
(Thu 8th Oct 2009, 15:07, More)

» Local Criminals

Many years ago...
...I knew a guy called Jim. Friendly lad. Very active in the Students Union and LGBT at university.

Fast forward a few years...

(Thu 22nd Sep 2016, 0:01, More)

» Ripped Off

Orange phones
Many years ago, I had a mobile phone contract with Orange. Usual thing - pay them shedloads of cash for a year of service. After that, they started charging monthly. So, thought I, rather than pay them loads of money for a service I don't use that much, why not get a Pay As You Go SIM card and use that with the handset?
So, I phoned them up and asked for the unlock code for the handset. They said, sure, but we'll have to send off to Motorola to get the code, and it'll take maybe 2 weeks. Sure enough, 2 weeks or so later, they phone back, saying we have the code, but there's an admin fee of 20 quid that Motorola charge if you want it. So, says I, get thee hence to where Ra's Chariot does not journey, I'll call you back.
Oh, did I mention I worked at the time as internal tech support at a call centre? A call centre which just happened to have Motorola as a client on the top floor. And, being a techie, I was on first-name terms with the managers there. So, a little wander up the stairs, a quick word with several Motorola managers, and I discover that Motorola gives all codes to Orange when they take receipt of the phone. The whole 2-weeks, Motorola-charge-us line was nonsense. So I phoned Orange back and said, hey, remember what you told me earlier? I've just spoken to some Motorola managers. Care to revise your statement? Poor girl ummed and ahhed and passed me to a snotty supervisor who asked if I wanted the code, to which I politely said "Naaaa."
End of story - contract cancelled, phone recycled, Virgin PAYG SIM in a new phone.
(Mon 19th Feb 2007, 16:56, More)
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