- 30-05-2011, 10:00 #4181Arte et Marte (twist to open)
I like to tell people I can weld anything but Kryptonite. If Superman won't touch it, neither will I.
- 30-05-2011, 12:00 #4182
Correspondents BNO and HHH offer an abundance of sage and informed advice, to which I humbly defer (and will likely myself refer). Good Luck. You have evidently begun your journey; may I offer as encouragement the words of a man of leadership, Ho Chi Minh, noted admittedly less for his use of smilies than for his determination:
"[...]by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy."
I love a happy ending.
Incidentally, : + frustrating + : = :frustrating:, while : + frustrated + : = . Once more for fluency, please...
To remain in keeping with the focus of this thread, I compile this post in my 'summerhouse' - I trust this satisfies the requisite criterion?
*Before I (finally) take my leave, I must ask: Why would one named "Litotes" need or be able to use smilies anyway? Doesn't add up, to me... I look forward to your using said devices in the spirit of your handle...*
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- 30-05-2011, 13:48 #4183
Litotes, I beg of you not to follow this slippery path. The English language is a beautiful and flowery thing developed over many centuries by our forefathers and foremothers (that's just for the PCers).
There is no need to consider crude symbols suitable for those aged three and thereabouts while words exist and your command of such is that I have managed to understand your entries.
Drawings are for the lower races (the French had to have a tapestry drawn to find out what had happened, didn't they?) and such as the septics whose young can neither read or write (hang on, in UK... oh well, delete that bit before I post.)
If you get involved in all this technical mumbo-jumbo there will be those who demand you gain some form of "ology". That will quickly be followed for the requirement of an NV-summat and then, before you know where you are, those who would confound all of us will specify some form of ISO you must obtain by submitting to three monthly paper trail audits. Then before you know where you are you might even be required to read instruction manuals!!
This is the way of the Soviet EU and look what happened to poor Taff49 who was seduced into acquiring some Euro alu-whotsit construction.
No, stay on the true narrow path of the written word and remember - it is of no real use trying to learn all these new things because every time you learn something new, it pushes out something else you have learned previously. After all, there is only so much room in the brain.
Again, I urge you to ignore those who would entice you with pretty baubles and cyber language commands. Remember you are of the shedii and use these machines only to converse with others of similar ilk.
Last edited by ancienturion; 30-05-2011 at 13:52.No sooner did we form into teams than we were re-organised.
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet every situation by re-organising and what a wonderful method it is for giving the illusion of progress whilst only producing confusion, inefficiency & demoralisation.
PETRONIUS AD 66
- 30-05-2011, 14:31 #4184
SH*DS!! SH*DS!! SH*EDS!!! This fred is about SH*EDS. Not geeky IT wallahs or wannabe big thingied cooks. You know, the bint with the big wossnames, Nigel something, her with the big thingies. Eyes, thats the word I was looking for. Nobody in their right mind talks about scabby furrin plonk that you've got to strain frogs toenails out of, and who wants to hear about "dribbling" HP, or Daddies on a bit of roadkill? I believe there is a fred extant for wierdos. Go find it.
To get back on track. Taff, I found what must have been a "colonial" valve, filed the thread orf it, and brazed it in.
Wanted: 100/90X19 innertube with no burn holes. Can swap for some melted down lead soldiers.
- 30-05-2011, 14:42 #4185
I humbly apologise for having stepped upon the hallowed floors of your wooden constructed building.
I am not a owner of such a construction, and did not know the rules and regulations of the brotherhood (and sisterhood BNO ). I have now read all the thread am aware of them now.
So once again I apologise for my ignorance and I did not mean any disrespect to the mighty Shedii by my actions.Please pass on my reply to all your brothers and sister in the Shedii (especially your Chief Shedii The Duke) as I do not want them to put a curse on me, or hunt me down and use your vermin eradicating techniques on me.
I shall now leave this hallowed ground and go and whip myself with some lettuce leaves in penance.
HHHHere's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
- 30-05-2011, 14:45 #4186
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- 30-05-2011, 14:50 #4187
- 30-05-2011, 17:04 #4188
- 30-05-2011, 18:55 #4189
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Lat: 55.017. Lon: -1.883
Jesus. Well, the cat is out the bag, so...
Yesterday I was clearing up outside the sh*d, and took to whacking the doormat against a post a few feet away. When I was surrounded by small buzzing insects. Being a coward, I ran away. Then crept back to see a wasps nest on the wall, not four feet from the door of my innocent garden structure.
My first thought was to reach for Wasp-Knacker (TM) which has done wasps nests around the place in the past. But then I started watching them. Buzzing in. And out. Not really harming me. So I feel we might live together. They dont harm me. I dont harm them.
Does this make me a puff?
And the bloke up on the lane in the long black coat. With some sort of goggles on and what looked like a piece of angle iron stuck up the back of his coat.... It didnt half look like Lits, but dressed funny. Should I be worried?If I hate blue Smarties does that make me a racist?
Sun Tzu. The Art of War
- 30-05-2011, 19:06 #4190
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- In a champagne supernova in the sky. Where else?
Do we need an insect-based sub-thread here?
The ants seem to be invisible today. Would riddling the compost be a sensible thing to do?