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Hi, I'm Mike and I have a drinkin* err. oh.
You can find me at sandman-uk.com

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By night, my millionaire moggy vowed to defend his city...

(Mon 16th Dec 2002, 21:18, More)

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» Old People Talk Bollocks

My nan
once asked me to video something for her while her telly was broken. So I wired up the video to my 6inch B&W portable (was early 80's) in my room so I could check it was recording ok. The plan was she then watched it when her 21inch telly was back.

She thanked me but asked seriously "won't the picture be a bit small when I watch it?"

Lovely lady, we miss her lots.
(Fri 12th Mar 2004, 12:46, More)

» Irrational Fears

A few
Bungle from Rainbow - always looked a bit sinister with his shiny black eyes recessed into his furry head. And that muffled voice. Brrrrr. Strangely I didn't mind Zippy the gimp or the gay hippo. Hmm.

Daddy-long-legs. Especially when they dive at me and fly around my head.

The noise of Quality Street wrappers being opened. Used to make my stomach flip. They seem better recently - different plastic maybe. Polystyrene packing squeaking has similar effect.

Last but not least: Posts about ice-cream vans playing tunes coz they ran out. Grr.

that last one was not a real phobia.
(Wed 28th Jan 2004, 14:22, More)

» Slang Survey

Joey Deacon
Said with tongue under lip. Yay for 80's Blue Peter.

'Course now I'm older I feel bad for thinking it was funny.

A bit.

We had a local version - a guy called Staples who used to chase the girls when they took the mick. Girls eh? Psh.
(Thu 5th Feb 2004, 16:15, More)

» Clients Are Stupid

A few years ago at my old work, I had a call from a user complaining that their screen was "all wobbly" - the actual displayed image, not the hardware.

He said this only started during the recent hot spell (it was early summer at the time) and he thought the screen was too warm. I said I'd be over (to our second building), and took a spare screen with me just in case.

On entering his office I spotted the problem.
It was summer. It was hot. He'd got a desktop fan. And put it right on top of the screen, running on maximum.

I moved the fan over to a filing cabinet and all was well.
(Mon 29th Dec 2003, 20:25, More)