Posts by Graham Middleton


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1565762)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
A new way to redden one's cheeks, forehead, chin, etc. etc.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1565685)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
A nice snack that my wife and I like as a treat (the fat can be a bit high) is:-

Take Jacobs Cream Crackers (I don't know the equivalent outside the UK), place them on a microwaveable plate,
Sprinkle them with grated cheese (your favorite)
Then cook in the microwave on full power for about 20-30 seconds until the cheese has mostly melted the crackers should stay firm
Then optionally add Tomato ketchup, or pickle etc. to taste

Eat & enjoy
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1565684)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Flux Capacitor and
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1564656)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
I now know why my eyes were watering when I first saw the picture...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1559351)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Are we going through it again???

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/iceland-girds-for-possible-volcano-eruption-as-tremors-persist.html
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1555690)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
I guess we all have to preserve our sense of humour for this.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1550152)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
All the lights seem green on that, then.

Or is it being a bit too independent?

....no Liberal dose of Labour then, we will have to be Conservative in our fretting...
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1532762)
Posted 66 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Hi Mark,

I can understand your sentiments, and appreciate your frustration.

I also like your poetry. :-)

However, do be careful of giving ammunition to others who may be looking for it...

All the best

Graham
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Julie (Message 1525821)
Posted 85 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Indeed, Have a great day, Julie.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1521205)
Posted 98 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Is it to do with trains, specifically permanent way maint.?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : It is official! 15th Seti Anni Shirts are a go. (Message 1520244)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Mine have arrived today, lovely.

Many thanks Uli and Chris S
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #56 (Message 1513549)
Posted 116 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Now that should stop the squirrels getting the bird food at last!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #56 (Message 1509269)
Posted 127 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
This is NOT a cure for water on the tes***le!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 3 (Message 1509268)
Posted 127 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
iris my case.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game (Message 1508598)
Posted 128 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
but they missed.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 3 (Message 1505713)
Posted 136 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Well, I guess that's about the sighs of it, then!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1505533)
Posted 136 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
OK, I'll get in before someone else....

Bris?
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A bit difficult language, perhaps (Message 1501524)
Posted 146 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
A friend sent me this & I thought it might be appropriate here...




You think English is easy? I think a retired English teacher was bored.

THIS IS GREAT!

Read all the way to the end

This took a lot of work to put together!



1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1500250)
Posted 149 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
Ok, candorchasma is soo close, I'm giving it.



Very close celttooth, but not clocks so candorchasma got there first.



My Information says it is for placing and replacing jewels in watches.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A bit difficult language, perhaps (Message 1500245)
Posted 149 days ago by Profile Graham MiddletonProject donor
I think I can sign in, sign out, sign on, sign off, sign for, sign away.

Can sign up, too. But can I sign down?



Only if you're deaf.


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