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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1707092)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 30 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6781208 5714 1904 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5195905 5907 1969 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4844652 4798 1599 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4542705 4766 1588 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4488603 4798 1599 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4150191 4597 1532 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3595741 4822 1607 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224116 3 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483046 3 1 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2065295 5590 1863 36 0 36 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8753 92 30 911 2 911 US United States Nothing2c here 2439 84 28 37 1 37 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 30 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 27 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Hi Lynn, you are welcome!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1705792)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 27 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6775494 6753 1688 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5189998 6232 1558 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4839854 5779 1444 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4537939 5766 1441 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4483805 5807 1451 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4145594 5623 1405 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3590919 5662 1415 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224113 4 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483043 1 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2059705 6681 1670 36 1 36 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8661 136 34 913 6 913 US United States Nothing2c here 2355 117 29 38 0 38 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Mon 27 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 23 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Uli, Julie, Lynn, Mark, you are welcome!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1705363)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Good captions, particularly those from the young lady's point of view.

In third place is rob smith:
Car crash?
What car crash??

Second is Carlos:
I love my insurance job.

And the winner is the Admiral:
Another commission check for me from the auto repair shop.

Carlos and the Admiral pretty well tied this time, but somehow the idea was a bit funnier with the auto shop! A courier is on his way with the notification and I have told him to keep his eyes on the road!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1705349)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Judging now... and best wishes to Celttooth...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1704477)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 23 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6768741 5617 1872 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5183766 5041 1680 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4834075 4653 1551 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4532173 4563 1521 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4477998 4633 1544 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4139971 4516 1505 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3585257 4603 1534 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224109 4 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483042 2 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2053024 5261 1753 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8525 93 31 919 6 919 US United States Nothing2c here 2238 82 27 38 0 38 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 23 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 20 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, you are welcome!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1703651)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 20 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6763124 7483 1870 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5178725 7439 1859 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4829422 5873 1468 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4527610 5755 1438 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4473365 5864 1466 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4135455 5724 1431 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3580654 5723 1430 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224105 4 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483040 3 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2047763 7102 1775 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8432 127 31 925 3 925 US United States Nothing2c here 2156 108 27 38 2 38 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Mon 20 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 16 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, Uli, you are welcome!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1703557)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Well done everyone and thanks for playing!

In third place is Graham Middleton - there is in fact a slight resemblance:
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore in a failed early publicity photo.

Second goes to rob smith with this clever idea:
White man he take colour from our faces...

And our winner is celttooth, picking up as did several others on the incongruous clothing which features in Irataba's story:
One leader to the other:
"Wow, those farmers dress funny!"

A smoke signal is on its way.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1703182)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Arrr! I didn't have another picture up my sleeve! Thank you Angela. The choice is between something safe and cuddly or something else "interesting", so let's go with the "interesting".

There is a back story to several of the elements in this picture. Irataba (right) was a leader of the Mohave Nation. He died 141 years ago on 3rd August and on that day this will be Wikipedia's "Today's Featured Article". On the left is Ohatchecama, another Native American leader. Bonus points are available for in-world captions!


Photographer Carlo (AKA Charles) Gentile, circa 1870
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1702799)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
"Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits"
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1702658)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Hmm. Tricky decision.

Mr Grenade, did you perhaps mean Blanche?
Stella DuBois, I presume?

Never mind, we have always relied on the kindness of copy editors. Talking of which, I really liked Angela's verse, but I think it would have scanned better as:
Roses are red
Sometimes they're pink
I'm thirsty - won't somebody
Buy me a drink?

I noticed this picture on a Wikipedia user's page and I think Belle sums it up quite nicely: "I like it because at first glance she looks like a perfect English Rose, but look a little closer and you'll see she's all unlaced and flushed, the French floozy." Lenoir is new to me. Here are a few more of his paintings.

In third place is Eric, who cannot tell a lie, with:
All I notice is the wood.

Second place goes to Wiggo, with a nice reminder of one of my favourite songs:
"Roses may look pretty, but they do have thorns."

The winner is Angela: I wasn't expecting a nod to Star Trek in the captions!
Theiss Titillation Theory; Origins

PM on its way.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1702346)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 16 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6755641 4660 1553 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5171286 4636 1545 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4823549 3919 1306 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4521855 3881 1293 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4467501 3860 1286 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4129731 3766 1255 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3574931 3925 1308 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224101 3 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483037 0 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2040661 4384 1461 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8305 90 30 928 1 928 US United States Nothing2c here 2048 80 26 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 16 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 13 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, you are welcome!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1702341)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Why thank you, Chris! I trust we will all be on our best behaviour in this round...


The Pink Rose, Charles-Amable Lenoir (1860–1926)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1701900)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
This is not what I had in mind when I told you to park the pool car.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1701241)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 13 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6750981 7355 1838 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5166650 7417 1854 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4819630 5874 1468 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4517974 5771 1442 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4463641 5849 1462 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4125965 5724 1431 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3571006 5848 1462 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224098 5 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483037 4 1 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2036277 6843 1710 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8215 116 29 929 5 929 US United States Nothing2c here 1968 104 26 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Mon 13 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 09 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Lynn, you are welcome!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1699974)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 9 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6743626 5261 1753 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5159233 5229 1743 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4813756 3999 1333 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4512203 3968 1322 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4457792 4073 1357 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4120241 3938 1312 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3565158 3974 1324 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224093 3 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483033 2 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2029434 4957 1652 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8099 87 29 934 11 934 US United States Nothing2c here 1864 81 27 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 09 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 06 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn you are always welcome!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1699107)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 6 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6738365 7869 1967 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5154004 6766 1691 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4809757 5581 1395 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4508235 5619 1404 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4453719 5583 1395 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4116303 5478 1369 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3561184 5600 1400 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224090 6 1 7 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483031 3 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2024477 7206 1801 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 8012 116 29 945 8 945 US United States Nothing2c here 1783 110 27 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Mon 06 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 02 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Uli, you are welcome!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1697860)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 2 Jul 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6730496 6206 2068 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5147238 5500 1833 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4804176 4588 1529 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4502616 4617 1539 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4448136 4621 1540 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4110825 4504 1501 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3555584 4600 1533 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224084 3 1 7 -1 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483028 1 0 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2017271 5598 1866 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 7896 96 32 953 7 953 US United States Nothing2c here 1673 82 27 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 02 Jul 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 29 Jun 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, you are welcome!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1696841)
Posted 29 Jun 2015 by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 29 Jun 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6724290 8214 2053 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5141738 5975 1493 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4799588 5562 1390 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4497999 5497 1374 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4443515 5447 1361 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4106321 5435 1358 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3550984 5435 1358 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224081 4 1 6 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483027 4 1 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2011673 7593 1898 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 7800 119 29 960 9 960 US United States Nothing2c here 1591 108 27 40 0 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Mon 29 Jun 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 25 Jun 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, you are welcome!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1696839)
Posted 29 Jun 2015 by Profile Michael Roberts
I count only eight hens. Another two are called for.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1695725)
Posted 25 Jun 2015 by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 25 Jun 2015:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6716076 5159 1719 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 5135763 4908 1636 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4794026 4261 1420 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4492502 4175 1391 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4438068 4237 1412 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 4100886 4123 1374 16 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3545549 4177 1392 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3224077 3 1 6 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2483023 5 1 15 0 15 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 2004080 4671 1557 37 0 37 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 7681 96 32 969 7 969 US United States Nothing2c here 1483 86 28 40 1 40 ZM Zambia Statistics taken at Thu 25 Jun 2015 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 22 Jun 2015 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, Uli, you are welcome! Bad luck about Yarrolds, Uli - let us hope they sort it out.

Sparky hits two million! It's Party Time! He was clearly enjoying himself!


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