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« Reply #30435 on: May 15, 2019, 03:02:17 PM »

I once bought a taxi (black cab type) from Bawtry auction to use as a runabout.

Bad idea. It was noisy. terrible to drive, totally worn out and if you pulled up at the chip shop late at night drunk girls used to pile in.

"Great" you might think, but no. Drunk girls are the biggest liability on God's green earth and absolute jail-bait. (Especially for a bloke driving a taxi that isn't an actual tax)
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« Reply #30436 on: May 15, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »

Some points for the person who knows the most Um-Bongo lyrics without googling.

I'll start you off.

Way down deep in the middle of the Congo,
A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango......



He took the whole cabundle and he danced a ditty tango
And said I know, we'll call it Um Bongo

Um Bongo, Um Bongo
They drink it in the Congo


NB: 'Ditty' is probably wrong, but it's how I've always remembered it.
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« Reply #30437 on: May 15, 2019, 05:40:09 PM »

Some points for the person who knows the most Um-Bongo lyrics without googling.

I'll start you off.

Way down deep in the middle of the Congo,
A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango......



He took the whole cabundle and he danced a ditty tango
And said I know, we'll call it Um Bongo

Um Bongo, Um Bongo
They drink it in the Congo


NB: 'Ditty' is probably wrong, but it's how I've always remembered it.


Embarrassingly good! (You must be almost daft as me)

Next verse anyone?


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« Reply #30438 on: May 22, 2019, 08:43:23 AM »

Wow!

Try to pick a winner from these.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8rkWnWltJI
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« Reply #30439 on: May 22, 2019, 08:56:45 PM »

Some brilliant photos Tom
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« Reply #30440 on: May 23, 2019, 07:17:25 AM »

I just can't get my head around this story. I mean, how can politicians get away with fiddling their expenses to the extent that they build moats and buy second homes, but this bloke uses the company car as a run about and loses command of a multi-billion pound ship.

He must have seriously pissed someone off.

BBC News - HMS Queen Elizabeth captain flown off ship in 'company car' row
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48375064



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« Reply #30441 on: May 23, 2019, 07:25:49 AM »

I just can't get my head around this story. I mean, how can politicians get away with fiddling their expenses to the extent that they build moats and buy second homes, but this bloke uses the company car as a run about and loses command of a multi-billion pound ship.

He must have seriously pissed someone off.

BBC News - HMS Queen Elizabeth captain flown off ship in 'company car' row
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48375064


The report suggests it was more about he has had repeated warnings and just carried on doing what he wanted anyway.

It may have been badly handled, but is it really a surprise that the armed forces are much bigger on matters of discipline than the government are?
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« Reply #30442 on: May 23, 2019, 08:25:29 AM »

I just can't get my head around this story. I mean, how can politicians get away with fiddling their expenses to the extent that they build moats and buy second homes, but this bloke uses the company car as a run about and loses command of a multi-billion pound ship.

He must have seriously pissed someone off.

BBC News - HMS Queen Elizabeth captain flown off ship in 'company car' row
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48375064


The report suggests it was more about he has had repeated warnings and just carried on doing what he wanted anyway.

It may have been badly handled, but is it really a surprise that the armed forces are much bigger on matters of discipline than the government are?


I get where you are coming from Jon, but I suppose it depends if you see it as discipline or accountability.
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« Reply #30443 on: May 24, 2019, 07:22:13 AM »

This is headline news on the BBC.
Jesus Christ! I don't know who is the daftest. The surgeons for 'warning' us, the BBC for publishing it, or me for reading it.

BBC News - Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48382570


Next week, what could happen if you drop a brick on your foot.
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« Reply #30444 on: May 24, 2019, 08:46:41 AM »

This is headline news on the BBC.
Jesus Christ! I don't know who is the daftest. The surgeons for 'warning' us, the BBC for publishing it, or me for reading it.

BBC News - Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48382570


Next week, what could happen if you drop a brick on your foot.

I was about to post the same thing Tom. It's on the "front page" of the BBC News website in the sort of slot number 3.

It beggars belief that such a non-story is a front page headline on the BBC.
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« Reply #30445 on: May 24, 2019, 09:06:41 AM »

This is headline news on the BBC.
Jesus Christ! I don't know who is the daftest. The surgeons for 'warning' us, the BBC for publishing it, or me for reading it.

BBC News - Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48382570


Next week, what could happen if you drop a brick on your foot.

I was about to post the same thing Tom. It's on the "front page" of the BBC News website in the sort of slot number 3.

It beggars belief that such a non-story is a front page headline on the BBC.

There’s nothing else going on.
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« Reply #30446 on: May 27, 2019, 08:10:25 PM »

That's great. I need details though, (and photographs) both about the medals and you when you got them.

If I had a medal I'd wear it all the time, even in bed.

Obvs pics to follow although as there is only two of them details will be a short matter.

Include pics and details of you when you got them and other stuff from your military career.
So as promised, pics of my medals.
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Ones for service in Northern Ireland and the other one for my time in Croatia/Bosnia, although I only went to the later for one afternoon.
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« Reply #30447 on: May 28, 2019, 12:14:21 PM »

A very strange thing occurred last night, at least I thought it was strange.

I was watching a TV documentary called Surgeons At The Edge Of Life, which deals with the most incredible surgery imaginable. Brain tumors, Heart-lung transplant, 50kg life saving apronectomy, even a complete aorta replaced with a synthetic one that a woman had knitted earlier.

I'm telling you, it's jaw dropping stuff.

This week's episode was called Every Second Counts. It was about emergency trauma surgery. One patient was a woman with a bleed on her brain because of a head injury, they estimated a window of 10 minutes to get her anaesthetised, prepped and remove a fist-sized section of skull to give her a chance of surviving without serious brain damage. They did it in ~7mins.

The next patient was a bloke, (Steve) of about my age who was admitted following a motorcycle accident. He had badly dislocated one arm and completely shattered the other, added to this he had extensive abrasions some internal bleeding.

The bleeding was the big concern. The usual think would be to open the patent up and have a look see, but this guy's medical history said he had had a liver transplant, a pancreas transplant and was on a heavy dose of warfarin. It was decided that operating would be too risky.

The bleeding got worse and the surgeon decided that he didn't have much chance either way, but that operating was the marginally better option.

The operation was unbelievable, they opened him up breast bone to crotch and moved his vitals around like they were in a butchers shop,then they stuffed him full of sterile tea-towels and he stopped bleeding.

Some days later he was stable enough th have his arms repaired.

Some weeks later we get to see Steve again, he is recovering slowly.

"It's funny" He says in a Brummie accent, "I was only doing 40 or 50, I've come off at 100 and done less damage".

I looked at his face and realised that I knew him.

The odd one or two of you, especially the older ones, just might know him too.







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« Reply #30448 on: May 28, 2019, 12:20:32 PM »


I know the face Tom, but can't put a name to it.
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« Reply #30449 on: May 28, 2019, 12:31:48 PM »


I know the face Tom, but can't put a name to it.

Is it Steve ?
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