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by Griblet
October 17th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Right brain religion and left brain atheism?
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Right brain religion and left brain atheism?

I also thought it was very good, but Tetenterre has a point about Sachs. And in general it was a bit too civilised and non-confrontational for my depraved taste.
by Griblet
October 12th, 2011, 11:41 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: New Uxbridge Dictionary
Replies: 98
Views: 35896

Re: New Uxbridge Dictionary

justice: No lemon, thank you.
manganese: a nasty medical condition of the legs which afflicts the artists of Japanese comics.
onomatopoeia: one who gets through the front door but can't make it to the lavatory.
by Griblet
October 12th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: New Uxbridge Dictionary
Replies: 98
Views: 35896

Re: New Uxbridge Dictionary

satire: seated in a more elevated position
pubescent: perfume for the private parts
denial: a river in Egypt
by Griblet
October 3rd, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jehovah's Witness plus genius
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Jehovah's Witness plus genius

Brilliant! I wonder if I could repeat that. Probably not.
by Griblet
October 3rd, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: When Will The Church of England Shut Up Shop...
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Re: When Will The Church of England Shut Up Shop...

Many of them require an enormous amount of effort and expenditure for their upkeep -- I suggest that it is reasonable to ask: is it worth it? I can see the point of the public purse keeping one or two as examples of the genre, but I see no sense in trying to maintain more than a few. The two don't ...
by Griblet
October 2nd, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: When Will The Church of England Shut Up Shop...
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Re: When Will The Church of England Shut Up Shop...

It's nice to think of the church dying out - as long as it's not replaced by even worse organisations.

And I hope someone will look after those lovely buildings.
by Griblet
October 2nd, 2011, 5:53 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: just suppose you were wrong after all...
Replies: 43
Views: 3618

Re: just suppose you were wrong after all...

Bertrand Russell was once asked this question. His reply was : “I will say: (to god) ‘I’m terribly sorry, but you didn’t give us enough evidence.’ ”
by Griblet
September 24th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Junk mail
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Re: Junk mail

But I am more annoyed with unwanted callers and our notice asking people to respect our privacy and not ring the bell if they are selling things or advertsing or preaching seems to be working. It also gives us something to point at angrily when someone does ring. I'm with jaywhat on that. Junk mail...
by Griblet
August 31st, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Just a Joke
Replies: 802
Views: 108878

Re: Just a Joke

Richard Branson gets lost in the fog on his latest ballooning adventure. He loses height until he can see the ground, and he spots a man walking his dog. "Hey! Hello, you ! Where am I?" shouts Branson. "You're in a balloon, about a hundred feet above me and my dog" the man replies. "You're an econom...
by Griblet
August 31st, 2011, 9:15 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Just a Joke
Replies: 802
Views: 108878

Re: Just a Joke

This one's been around for decades, but you may not have seen it: The following is an unfortunate translation of a programme note for Bizet's Carmen, which was produced for the alleged benefit of English speakers. I have yet to locate the original source, but the programme was reproduced in The Boo...
by Griblet
August 28th, 2011, 7:59 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Acronyms
Replies: 21
Views: 4765

Re: Acronyms

^ :pointlaugh: Or shouldn't I be laughing?
by Griblet
August 27th, 2011, 5:42 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Acronyms
Replies: 21
Views: 4765

Re: Acronyms

My late mother in law and I founded the anti-vegetable pressure group Society for the Abolition of Vegetables from the English Diet.
Membership is now down to one. Anybody fancy joining?
by Griblet
August 27th, 2011, 11:42 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Acronyms
Replies: 21
Views: 4765

Re: Acronyms

When they started reorganising the colleges in Sunderland and Newcastle, it is said that they came up with the name City University of Newcastle on Tyne. It was noticed and changed before the opening date, but all manner of stationery and notices had to be scrapped at immense cost.
by Griblet
August 26th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Limericks
Replies: 83
Views: 33844

Re: Limericks

There was a young lady from Bude Who was swimming one day in a lake; A man in a punt Stuck his pole in her ear And said, 'you cant swim here, it's dangerous!' There was a young lady from Kew Who said, as the bishop withdrew, 'Oh, the Vicar is quicker And thicker and slicker, And four inches longer t...
by Griblet
August 25th, 2011, 5:36 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Limericks
Replies: 83
Views: 33844

Re: Limericks

There were some strange people called 'gays',
And God riddled their bodies with AIDS.
But if he'd made it clear
It's a sin to be queer,
Then how would the choirboys get laid?
by Griblet
August 24th, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Limericks
Replies: 83
Views: 33844

Re: Limericks

I went to the Palace for tea;
She said, 'do you fart when you pee?'
I replied, 'not a bit,
Do you belch when you shit?'
And I felt that was one up to me.

Nick, the Cape Horn one is a parody of Edward Lear, and I have seen it attributed to the poet Swinburne.
by Griblet
August 24th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: There is a new e-petition that needs our support
Replies: 14
Views: 2981

Re: There is a new e-petition that needs our support

Signed. Thanks for the heads-up, stevenw888.

I live in a village not far from a city, and it annoys me a little, too.
by Griblet
August 23rd, 2011, 1:27 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Where's Wally?
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Where's Wally?

More topically: WHERE'S GADDAFI?

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by Griblet
August 23rd, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Limericks
Replies: 83
Views: 33844

Re: Limericks

Limericks go back a long way: There are two limericks in this: Svmer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu! Groweþ sed and bloweþ med And springþ þe wde nu, Sing cuccu! Awe bleteþ after lomb, Lhouþ after calue cu. Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ, Murie sing cuccu! Cuccu, cuccu, wel singes þu, cuccu; Ne swik þ...
by Griblet
August 23rd, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Living Alone or Lonely?
Replies: 30
Views: 5470

Re: Living Alone or Lonely?

I have been astonishingly lucky. I met my wife in 1970, aged 23; we were engaged within a few weeks and married in six months. We've just passed our fortieth anniversary and have been very happy indeed. We had two kids and are now grandparents. We resent every moment we have to be apart. If she died...