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The Bar & Grill / Re: Thanksgiving in America
« on: Today at 02:50:17 PM »
Thank you , Patti.


Word Play / Re: Word association
« on: Today at 01:23:31 PM »

Word Play / Re: The last person to post here wins
« on: Today at 01:22:24 PM »
Is that why they've been quiet?  Did the squatter in The White House pardon a turkey this year, or did the media avoid the ritual it because they couldn't tell which one was the turkey?

Word Play / Re: We all have questions
« on: Today at 01:18:02 PM »
I'm sure there's still plenty of questions needing an answer.  How about this one?

I read recently that our overall level of happiness is basically set from birth, the mechanism buried somewhere deep in our genes.  It can go up or down for a while according to temporary personal triumphs or disasters, but will always - well, nearly always - level out again.  I'm usually reasonably happy, probably an 8+ on a scale of one to ten. I rarely do truly euphoric and have occasionally plumbed the low single figures, but I've always known I'll float back up again.  A great comfort in dark days.

Do you own life experiences support this overall level theory?


The Bar & Grill / Scam, or an aggressive sales pitch?
« on: Today at 10:10:26 AM »
Nearly every day for the last week I've been receiving increasingly strident e-mails, including two different variations on the same theme today, reminding - nay, exhorting -  me to auto-renew my subscription to McAfee anti-virus.  I almost felt sorry for those poor little electrons, jumping up and down in a frenzy of 'buy now', whilst spilling their seed on such stony ground.

I've deleted them all with hardly any worries because I don't have McAfee on my computer.  I've never had it on any of my machines.

I did briefly wonder if it had somehow sneaked itself on, but a through search found no trace.

Will I ever hear from it again seeing as the 'deadline' has passed today?

UPDATE:  Four reminders, just today.

Word Play / Re: Word association
« on: Today at 09:50:04 AM »

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: Today at 09:43:36 AM »
Ordnung at it's most basic level ;-)

It was well worth the brief digression into Google to find out what it meant.

The Bar & Grill / Re: Ambiguous sentence.
« on: Today at 09:35:28 AM »
Scary toilets?  Back at the house I had two eyes drawn on the underside of my toilet seat, the legacy of an ancient joke.  They terrified little Alma so they had to go.

I've seen vile and disgusting, and one in a transport cafe where the porcelain was broken and jagged.  That was the closest I've ever seen to scary.


The Bar & Grill / Ambiguous sentence.
« on: Today at 04:35:27 AM »
Seen in an online advert...

3 Ways Your Toilet Scares Guests (and How to Prevent Them)


I've always found that barbed wire, minefields,and a fearsome reputation tends to prevent guests.

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:18:45 PM »
£13,500 a day to tell people what they could work out for themselves?  She's certainly one hell of a saleswoman.

But this has always been the thing with advice.  If it's free, no matter how good or accurate, the other ones who are selling it will convince the sucker the free advice is worthless.  (Free advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.  One of those timeworn phrases which so many people just accept at face value.)

This tends to work because those who have 'invested' their time and money are more determined to get a payoff.   They will work the advice instead of just filing it away in their brain and feeling smug because they know it.

And those who fail spectacularly fall into the self-fulfilling group of those who blame themselves for everything that goes wrong anyway.  The very last thing they're going to do is admit this and ask for their money back.

I'm sure psychologists have a name for it.

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: November 24, 2020, 11:50:02 PM »
You have to start somewhere ;-)

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: November 24, 2020, 07:23:06 PM »
So, a worldwide cull of Mink Farmers seems perfectly logical.

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