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#61 hollywood

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:05 PM

My hairdryer instructions said that one should not use the hairdryer when asleep.

Hey! That's how I wake up.

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#62 Ms J

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 08:35 AM

On my way to work this morning, I discovered several lengths of police "do not cross" tape draped across the road leading into Clerkenwell Green from Clerkenwell Road. Traffic & cyclists who had been about to turn out of the Green and onto the road were paused on one side of it, looking confused. None of the other roads in/out of Clerkenwell Green were cordoned off. There were no police officers to be seen.

After looking around (along with three cyclists and a bemused van driver), I walked around the cordon and continued on my way to work. There were no other signs of incident.
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#63 Vanessa

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 08:51 AM

Massive great clap of thunder early this morning. Looked out of the window: blue sky. An explosion? Nothing on the news :D

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#64 Daisy

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:02 PM

The officious spellcheck feature in Outlook just tried to change "parmigiana" to "ptarmigan".
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#65 StephenT

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:13 PM

A web site I was browsing started to play background music. And it was the same music I had playing on my CD player. Almost exactly in sync too, I almost didn't notice!

#66 macrosan

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 09:23 PM

The officious spellcheck feature in Outlook just tried to change "parmigiana" to "ptarmigan".

That's because you didn't use an upper case "P" :D

#67 Robert Schonfeld

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:07 PM

Adjacent items on page 2 of the Times' Metro section today:

-hundreds of chickens spilled onto the New Jersey Turnpike

-boa constrictor killed by commuter train

So I ask you, why do you think the chickens crossed the road?
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:25 PM

To get away from the persuing boa-constrictor

#69 Kikujiro

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:53 PM

Posted Image

:D
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#70 Kikujiro

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 02:09 PM

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:D
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#71 Vanessa

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 02:11 PM

Can't see what it is on the right.

Is this going to be called political? :D

(Referring to picture no.1)

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#72 Kikujiro

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 02:13 PM

It's a computer game.

Political? How can it be political? It's a computer game.
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#73 Vanessa

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 02:20 PM

Not being able to see what the thing is on the right, it wasn't clear, although the reward did seem a bit low :D

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...it actually comes down to what thrills you - Hugh Johnson

authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#74 g.johnson

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:24 PM

Herring fart.
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#75 Kikujiro

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:26 PM

Didn't that win an igNobel award?
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