Posts by Graham Middleton

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1848351)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Audrey 2 reloaded
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1847915)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Odd, I've something looking very similar, but was described as a tool used for moving the power pickup arms on trams and trolley busses onto and off of the overhead power cables.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1847601)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Is it associated with an old form of transport?
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847301)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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I wonder what's happening to it to make it's eyes (or is that aye-ayes) stick outlike that???



OK I'm back on the naughty step again...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847155)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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I don't know about the animal with the big ears, but the person that is carrying it has just got plastered...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The English Cafe (Message 1847147)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Hmmm, David, Could it be that the first speaker is referring to alternate meanings of the word "brick"?

From the date, I believe that at about that time, and for some time after, the term "brick" could also mean a stout or supportive fellow, so he could be a brick, without being a parallelogram.

Thus the statements almost create a pun.




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7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847145)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Ok, everyone, it's that time I guess. 24Hours and over 10 entries.

Well done all. And the results are:-


In Third place is Sirius B with (I seem to think this a lot :-) )

I knew I should've stayed in bed this morning"


In Second place is Admiral Gloval with

Dang it. I'm not through counting the bananas.



And the Winner is betreger with

I don't need no stinking tie down straps.


Well done betreger PM on its way.

No-one thought of the one that occurred to me - "Sorry, Officer, but we ran out of string" , but betreger was the closest, and that most tickled my fancy!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1847008)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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I use Firefox, and can see all the pics, and the green stripes when logged in. Could the issue be a blocker or other add-on you're running with FF?
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1846898)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Many thanks, Rob. I wasn't expecting that, they were all so good.


OK, got one. I don't think this has been used...



Good luck, everyone.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1846659)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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On the right to one on middle - "I've told you before, STOP Pointing that gun there, I need them!"

or

OK, Wise guys, now how are we supposed to squeeze the triggers?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1846657)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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A rare sighting of SBS (Special Bunny Service) members in uniform and ready for action
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1846279)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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WD40 is eatable. Mostly fish oil after all. No, really all they need is cleaning with warm water and a little vinegar. Over time, plastic trays build up minerals naturally found in water, such as calcium, which collect in the nooks and crannies of trays. The deposits cling to water molecules in the ice cubes and cause them to shatter rather than come out cleanly. Vinegar will remove any hard water build up. Just a little and warm water is all you need.



Hi Carlos,

According to the Wiki entry I read, I don't think I'd like to ingest the cocktail that it describes, especially as the manufacturers reccommend the wearing of nitrile gloves for extended use, due to the problems with petroleum products on the skin... :-O
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1846216)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Well done Mark for doing what you did do. It could easily have been a lot worse and your actions would then have given someone a far better chance of surviving.

As for the 20-20 hindsight being expressed, that is wahat it is - HINDSIGHT.

We weren't there at the time, and so can't (and shouldn't) judge those who were, and were in a position to decide the best course of action to take.

By all means decide on an action plan for yourself in the event of something similar (God forbid) happening to you, but I suspect those plans would go out the window in a real emergency, as adrenaline kicks in, and the situation is not what you planned for. However I don't think that what appears to be denigrating someone for something that has happened and is in the past is particularly helpful to anyone.

Just my 2cents.

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14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1845824)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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I tell you, people this is NOT a good way to cure constipation... Fat too much damage when the blockage gives way!



OK, I'm back on the naughty step again, or didn't I get off it?
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1845822)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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How many more times do I have to tell you? She WON'T fit inside that barrell, neither will the Barrell fit instde her!!


or


"Come on chaps, one more conserted push and I'm she will fit in there...!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1845392)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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Swan thinks:- "I know, I know, my bath needs a good cleaning out before I use it again!"
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1845238)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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No! Chris's ears don't look anything like that!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1845236)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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A whole new view on the job of swan-upping!

or

A completely new excuse for delays, at least it's a change from leaves on the line.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1844735)
Posted 27 Jan 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Wilbur relaxing in his later years.

or

Nice, this head rest is just the right size and heighte for me.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore (Message 1844370)
Posted 25 Jan 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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RIP Another one of the lights in my childhood gone out... :-(


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