Posts by Graham Middleton


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1648611)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
"Good, I only need the attention of a couple more, and then the other cats can close in..."
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1648609)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1648532)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
OK, Judgment day has arrived...

Sorry for the slight delay, RL intervened

Many thanks to all the entries, I found the decision difficult. Here's my list


Honorable mention for the self-deprecating Uli with -
Why Uli should never be allowed to drive in the UK.

Third place Gordon Lowe with -
Now that the snow has melted, I see I'm in a real pickle.

Second place to Rob Smith with-
Driver on phone to AA:
"Yeh, there was this big jolt, then a strange grinding noise and it just stopped..."

And the winner is Admiral Gloval with -
This is not what they meant by pulling completely over to the shoulder of the road.

PM sent
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1648457)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Just the 10 responses so far, judgment coming soon, so get your last entries in.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1648155)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Many thanks, Chris and Julie

OK, everyone, try this for size...

6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1648154)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
merry men
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1647993)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Has anyone seen Rod Hull?
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (Message 1647397)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Indeed, RIP, A Great Man and a icon and role-model to so many.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1647296)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
"Professor" Stanley Unwin explaining how to use her new computer, this explains the fixed grin on her face.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1646417)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Satyrising ?

Or Mr Tumnus
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1646163)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
cricket pitch
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1645819)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
tarmac
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1645754)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
usquebaugh
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Miggins Magnificent Mouthwatering Mouthfuls (Message 1645579)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Welcome back Mrs Miggins, we are all so happy that you have returned to the fold.

trying to procure a little muffin.



AH, the memories of my younger days - The sheer enjoyment of Muffin the mule!!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory (Message 1644652)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Annie,

My Mother spent a number of years coping with my Father's deteriorating Alzheimer's at their home near Hastings. Eventually he became violent and local Social Services, the police and a doctor persuaded him to voluntarily go into a council home.

In the end My Mum and I managed then to select a local, caring home for him, they had about 20 patients. As it was only a bud ride away, Mum managed to visit him every day, even when he didn't recognise her, or speak (later)

The first home he was placed in by Social Services for assessment was in Eastbourne, where Mum couldn't have visited him at all unless someone else drove her there. We managed to get this changed after pushing very hard and me taking a lot of time from work to attend case review meetings that they tried to arrange to exclude Mum and I!

The Home we selected in the end, was very good and very friendly. It made Mum's life easier as well as looking after Dad very well.

I would strongly recommend a home near where you are so you can keep in contact with the home and your Mum.

If there is anything I can do to help, please ask, even if it is only an ear to listen to you. PM will be fine.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1643879)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The US Navy's first attempt at vertical take off aircraft seems to have a slight design flaw...
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1643878)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The US Navy's first attempt at a automated aircraft washing system seems to lack something in the planning.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game discussion thread (Message 1642965)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
"You're in darkness, if you proceed further, you may meet a Grue"
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1642964)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
XYZZY
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game discussion thread (Message 1642014)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Ah Seacon 79, a great conference. my first and I enjoyed it a lot.

The highlights for me were

Listening to all the Hitcher's Guide to the Galaxy radio shows back-to-back.

An all-night bar discussion between about 4 or 5 fans, Douglas Adams and Tom Baker at what I think was Tom's first Science Fiction Convention (Tom and Douglas were both very quick-witted, and held together a very long series of puns back and forward, keeping us all laughing until it really hurt)

Lastly was a demonstration of the Fairlight by it's inventor, who then went on to support a set by Hawkwind (who were appearing not as themselves [free entrance], but as "Sparrowbreath") The 2 together blew my mind big time!

I can still remember a lot of what went on there, amazing.


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