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Yoghurt on a Stick

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  1. Michael Eavis and his social housing project

    I'd say that any contractor not using his very best operatives on a prestige job like this, connected with Michael Eavis, would have to be suffering from the onset of dementia. I am assuming that this was the case, but am interested to know if the 'impressive standard' was mainly due to the original specification over execution of the works. Probably both were involved but just kind of wonder where any bias may lie. PS - It goes without saying that quality control was well in place.
  2. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Hello Darren, Welcome. I have no idea about the answer to the question that you have raised. It's a shame, and it stupid I know, but I rarely walk anywhere. I have recently moved to a town next to the River Severn, and need to go for more walks. I need to stop driving everywhere, and being lazy. As an aside, and talking of the inability to walk, I have just bought a pair / set of child's Victorian leg calipers with waist brace. If you don't know what I'm on about then the one that I have bought is really quite similar to the apparatus on the left of the following photo; Anyway, I have also bought some white lettering. I have placed the sufficient letters across the waistband which read 'The Ketamine Simulator'. It's a little bit of plagiarism, but I can't help it. Anyway, sorry about that bit of information that you possibly didn't want to know about. Hope everybody is well, and having a good weekend, so far.
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  4. Michael Eavis and his social housing project

    I hadn't noticed that one. I wonder who John Burns is / was? I may have to see if I can find out. I also wonder if, secretly, he was indeed an arsonist, with a deep hatred of cottages?
  5. Boomtown 2018

    Hello stu_kent, Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick - I was under the impression that these 'boutique' areas weren't confined to camping areas, but were performance areas / other areas of interest. Maybe I'm wrong. As I said in my post, I really haven't looked in to this festival, and kind of bought tickets on a whim. Personally I don't really mind premium camping options. I'm kind of getting with the program that not everybody finds it acceptable to just crash in your tent somehow (ie maybe on top of a mattress type thing, maybe under a mattress type thing, but always wearing the same clothes that you walked in to the festival in). It's been quite a difficult process for me to perform, but I also now 'kind of' get that some people just will not camp at all. I was weaned on camping as a child, and only associate it with good times, so maybe that has created some bias. I really do need to have a look at BoomTown's website in detail, and see exactly what I have let myself in for. I don't really have anywhere near an up to date perspective on the music side. It'll be the usual case of 'Oh yes, I've heard of that band's name etc, but haven't got a clue what any of the names of their songs are. I am slowly (ever so slowly) broadening my horizons on the music front though eg. I am now more familiar with the works of Leonard Cohen than I used to be. Mind you, saying that, only something like dementia could make it go the other way. I'm rambling now, so will stop here.
  6. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    We had thought that over the last week to ten days, that we must have monumentally pissed off our neighbour with the sounds emanating from our house at all hours of the day and night. So, yesterday evening I made him a card apologizing etc. I rolled up a joint and put it in the card. Then I bought a small selection box of Green & Black's chocolates, wrapped them up, and popped the whole lot through his letterbox. About three hours later, a very drunken neighbour knocks on our door with a bottle of red and some fish and chips for us to share. To cut a long story short, he said that he loved his card and chocolates, but that he'd not heard a thing noise wise coming from our house, and that all was cool. Then we have a few joints, some more drink, and even a dance. And then my wife went upstairs and dangled her feet in to the living room from the bedroom above. She was able to do this because only a couple of hours earlier she had come through the lounge ceiling, having trodden on some very thick floor board that was riddled with woodworm. Fortunately she didn't fall all the way through, but got stuck halfway down. The ceiling then fell on to some expensive green glassware, which decided that it had had quite enough of life, and smashed in to little pieces. Thankfully my wife's OK. The bit of flooring is not. The place has been thoroughly treated for woodworm, but I have bought a shed load of permethrin and going to go over the whole lot again. The place was built in 1590, and there's timber beams, and solid oak floors everywhere, so this may take some time. Anyway, I've got a large G & T on the go, which I'm taking for medicinal purposes ie the hair of the dog. In cases like this then you really need to rally, and what better to enhance that process than by playing this;
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  8. NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    I've got a mate calling over for the weekend. I haven't seen him in ages, and am really looking forward to it. He has a very fine mind and is great fun to be with. We've already prepared a battle plan for the weekend - get pissed and talk shite at my house Friday night, get up on Saturday morning (if indeed we ever get to bed, and aren''t still up drinking) and hit to boozers for a Leo Sayer (the all dayer), then retire back to the house again on Saturday evening, because we'll be too embarrassingly drunk by then to stay out all night. I haven't been out on the piss since we moved here about two months ago. It's a small town, and I feel that I'm going to make my presence known - for all the wrong reasons!
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    I have recently discovered Yorkshire Tea. I don't know why, but previously I found the packet very off putting. Anyway, I bought a small box of the stuff and really like it. I've tried to drink some of the 'posher' herbally type teas, but just can't get on with them. In terms of coffee, the most expensive I have tried is Kopi Luwak. If you don't know what it is, it's coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. If I'm honest it did indeed taste shit.
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    Morning guy
  11. Efests Recipe Book

    Hello MrZigster, I think that what you are saying may apply to the written word (and possibly music), but am not sure. I wrote a childrens book about 30 years ago and did what you suggested, in that I sent a copy recorded delivery to myself, which I still have somewhere. I can confirm that not only is Madonna not interested in the book, but neither are a number of literary agents and publishers.
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  13. Efests Recipe Book

    Hello MrZigster, In order to get the Trademark (European, UK, or both) you need to put in an application to the Intellectual Property Office. However, here's the downside, a submission costs £200 and then it's another £50 per class of registration. That is just for the UK trademark. If you wanted the European trademark then there will be another cost element. I have a few Trademarks, but haven't done anything with them. I was also under the influence when I purchased them. The two that I can think of to hand are actually quite good, in my opinion. In fact, one of them is a UK trademark which Warner Brothers or Disney (I forget which) hold the European trademark for. All I need is for them to invest in a film with the same name, promote it throughout Europe, and I'll jump on their shirt tails by having access to the whole of the UK market. I'm dreaming, of course, but stranger things have happened.
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  15. Old Music Thread

    Same this end. It was on in the background, gave me goosebumps, and thought it worthy to put on here.
  16. Old Music Thread

    How old is old?
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    There. Right there. There it is. A fantastic and beautiful example of over engineering - I suspect! Excellent - the metal pole used up more metal than was necessary to keep a light in the air, the pole may even have had concrete within it, it certainly went down some distance, and had a fab enclosing concrete block of a foundation. Hence the reason why it wasn't going anywhere. On the structural mechanics side of things, my first 'proper' job was at an architectural practice kind of thing. There was one bloke there who was Birmingham City Council's structural engineer when they proposed the building of the Rotunda (see below, in case you don't know what it is); It was this bloke's job to declare that the structural mechanics involved were up to scratch etc. As an aside, part of his involvement was ensuring that the foundations were to specification. He told me (and I hadn't known this before) that there was a sub terranean 'river' running under Birmingham, and that this bastard thing was washing away pile driven foundations as fast as they could send them down. He said that eventually there was a kind of clog up of these piles, and that they were then able to build the building. Then guess what? The IRA bombed the Rotunda in the 1970's. Anyway, apart from the shit we got at the time for being an Irish family, there was another outcome. This was that somebody had to decide whether the building should be knocked down, or if it was still structurally sound. You've guessed it, it was this bloke they sent in to make that decision. And he went in. And he declared the building structurally sound. And the building is still standing today. And, I don't know how that man was able to drag his big hairy bollocks from A to B. I mean, how would you like it if your boss said to you, just nip over to that bombed out building and declare it safe wont you? He also taught me an invaluable lesson in the stupidity of having internal rain water run off systems. Don't worry, I'll spare you the full details.
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  19. Paloma faith

    What on earth could you possibly be talking about?
  20. Paloma faith

    The only advice that I can give to you, or anybody on this site, is to pay absolutely no attention to anything that I say - ever. I will have you know that I couldn't argue my way out of a wet paper bag. I am as shallow as the day is long. I just say things that enter my ever increasingly poorly brain. The accuracy of such statements is very questionable indeed. Anyway, if there was ever any doubt;
  21. Paloma faith

    And U tink da way forward is to take da piss, rather than edumicate? Ennit? Nice.
  22. Your Favourite Song

    This version of this track by the band James (see below). It helps to watch the footage as well, although it's really not essential to do so, in order to get 'carried off' in to another state of consciousness. Well, that's what it does to me, without fail.
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  24. Michael Eavis and his social housing project

    You can't offer any guarantee more than I can. However, I re-iterate that if the appropriate legal framework has been put in place then unravelling the legal covenants would be mind bendingly expensive. I really don't think that an act of parliament would be that detailed enough to encompass this exceedingly small batch of houses. Any act would probably encompass local councils and perhaps historical blocks of previously government funded housing association houses. The devil is in the detail, and if Worthy Farm have an interest, and batch of covenants associated with that interests, if the Workers Beer Company have an interest and subsequent covenants, and Hastoe Housing have another interest and associated covenants, then believe me them properties aint going to be sold. You may have witnessed previously 'gifted' properties being sold before (Have you?) but they'll have had to go through legal hell to do so. That hell, will, most likely, have been confined to limited amount of covenants, that were 'financially' beneficial to try to negate / negate. As I say, if this batch of social housing is riddled with covenants, with various stakeholders represented by those covenants, then it will not be cost effective to try to overturn them. Then you can add on top that Worthy Farm for example simply have no financial need to do such a thing. If they were wholly in the market for earning money, then they wouldn't give millions to charity year on year.
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