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by sixaparrat
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: I didn't know that!
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: I didn't know that!

I did not know that. 303 bullets had lead on the outside.
All the ones that I fired were jacketed.
by sixaparrat
Sun May 22, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: The Obituary Thread
Replies: 1723
Views: 209045

Re: The Obituary Thread

Liked his music, but as at the time, I was working 6 or 7 day weeks and long hours with not much access to info about him, other than some dj speaking at light speed.
So I thought his name was Jonnanvangelis.
by sixaparrat
Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: News from Jethro's family
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: News from Jethro's family

Glad you're home safe Jethro, can't have been a pleasant experience. Just make sure that you're not tempted to do too much too soon.
by sixaparrat
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: News from Jethro's family
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: News from Jethro's family

Boundah wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:12 pm Shocking news. :(

I am sure I speak for everyone in wishing Jethro a speedy and full recovery.

Let him know us weirdos are rooting for him.
Yep, what he said.
by sixaparrat
Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: The Obituary Thread
Replies: 1723
Views: 209045

Re: The Obituary Thread

Local to me.
1964 Olympic Silver Medallist Robbie Brightwell, has completed his last race. Married Ann Packer.
All round good egg apparently.
by sixaparrat
Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Bellend d'Or 2021 - Voting
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Bellend d'Or 2021 - Voting

They all deserve a vote, but Vine deserves a lifetime award for services to twattery, Rayner is almost off the list for me as she is ensuring many more years of tory government, but I dislike her with a passion so she gets a tick. Meagain and Hapless, a couple you'd never tire of slapping. Edit Oh, ...
by sixaparrat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Ongoing madness at the DOT
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Ongoing madness at the DOT

It does seem however, that the Smart Motorways are killing dumb drivers.
Other than that I'll not enter into a discussion about the rights and wrongs of the idea.
by sixaparrat
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Ongoing madness at the DOT
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Ongoing madness at the DOT

I could never see why the hard shoulder was constructed to the same standard as the main carriageway...presumably the plan was to use it as a fourth lane all along. It wasn't always, the 2nd Site that I worked on, M4 Tredegar Park to St Mellons, had a hard shoulder that was not only of inferior con...
by sixaparrat
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Cressida Dick
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Cressida Dick

How that woman ever became a Commissioner is beyond me. Unless incompetence is a qualification for promotion there is no way that she should have achieved high office ... apart from politics, of course... so perhaps she could be given a new job as a Government adviser.? :mrgreen: With regard to the...
by sixaparrat
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Meetings
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Meetings

Back when I was still employable, 2004 ish, I was once called to a meeting in Winchester regarding the A303 Stonehenge Bypass in which my company was involved , I was in Stockport at the time, and queried why I was needed to be there in person. I was told that someone from the Dot wanted to interrog...
by sixaparrat
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Tedious modern overused words and expressions
Replies: 40
Views: 2921

Re: Tedious modern overused words and expressions

Cabal

and even worse

Baby Mama.
by sixaparrat
Sun May 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Mr Henry Windsor and Mrs Meghan Markle....
Replies: 104
Views: 14814

Re: Mr Henry Windsor and Mrs Meghan Markle....

Indeed, she seems to be little more than an attractive clothes horse. I have watched Suits right through she has a bit part, and does not sparkle. Indeed. Sarah Rafferty on the other hand ....... Yep! I remember getting really excited when I heard Harry was dating a Suits star, imagine my disappoin...
by sixaparrat
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Three Cheers for BG
Replies: 22
Views: 5081

Re: Three Cheers for BG

neither made either of us better people. What do you mean by "better"? Your inference below, which suggests that you are somewhat more trustworthy than someone without said scrap of paper. Ace, you are speaking of a man whom Her Majesty has described as "Trusty and Well Beloved and i...
by sixaparrat
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Three Cheers for BG
Replies: 22
Views: 5081

Re: Three Cheers for BG

but the letter from the Queen in the downstairs loo is enough to make it an obvious wind up. It is not a letter, it is a Royal Commission. Nearly two months ago I asked Virgin for a refund because my telephone land line was out of action. for nearly three months. I have yet to receive a refund, but...
by sixaparrat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: What is a substantial meal?
Replies: 20
Views: 2251

Re: What is a substantial meal?

About a million years ago when newspapers were written and edited with skill, there was a superb series of letters to the Daily Telegraph concerning what constituted a proper Cornish Pasty. One contributor would say sliced potato, another diced, then what seasoning, types of pastry, one letter afte...