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  1. rob666

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    Only one day to recover?
    Can take me three now after a heavy session.
    Non binary means Sam Smith is neither a 1 or a 0.
    That makes him greater than 1, or less than 0.
    Personally, I find him as a bit of a number 2.
    Even though I purchased his first album within days of hearing it.

    And remember, non binary is real and out there.
    Boys can have periods...if you go to school in Brighton.
     
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    Thought that was Birmingham?
     
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    Oh, right, I'm not getting older after all.
    I'm getting younger.
    A lot younger.
    Went to buy a newspaper and two packets of cigarette papers yesterday afternoon at a local shop.
    ID please?
    What?
    ID please!
    Not got any sorry.

    As a few on here know, I'm a full four decades over the legal age to buy cigarette papers, I'm fat, grey and wrinkly, and it would take a million pounds of special effects latex and make up magicry to make me look thirty, never mind eighteen.

    My wife nearly soiled her pad laughing...
     
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    Is there age restriction on paper or just the actually tobacco
     
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    Pretty sure it’s on all tobacco-related products, so it includes things like papers, filters and lighters.
     
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    Logical
     
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    Happens to me all the time, take it as a compliment
     
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    It's when a 18yr old ask for ID and they don't believe a paper driving licence is a driving licence.


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    My first 'real' job after working the graveyard shift in the Spar was updating the information super highway that was Ceefax at BBC Manchester, covering the North West and Isle of Man. If someone's wing mirror got knocked off, it was my job to tell the people using 24 rows by 40 columns of characters.

    Today the BBC announced that the spiritual successor to Ceefax, the 'Red Button' is to be switched off from early 2020.

    "This internet thing will never take off", they said.
     
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    I miss ceefax and teletext - never managed book a holiday on there
     
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    That is all.
     
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    Oh...making your own teletext on (mode 7?) a BBC model b computer.
    One of my first jobs, setting up graphic logos for school receptions.
    One computer in the school, and that was in reception making pretty pictures for visiting parents.
    All that 32k going to waste.
     
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    Ah, good old BBC Micros. My primary had a couple. None of the teachers knew what to do with them. We just played various games and they didn't know any better.

    I remember when Tesco first did "computers for schools", we were able to get some kind of Acorn. However, this was so prized that no-one was actually allowed to use it at all. I doubt it was ever turned on.

    Fast forward a few decades to when I last worked at Television Center before it shut down, huge chunks of it's infastructure were still running on Micros and Acorns. Because they worked. Couldn't say the same for the more modern kit that ran on windows and crashed daily.
     
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    At what age does it become acceptable to fart in public?
     
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    It's always been acceptable as long as it's silent.
     
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    Now that's a blast from the past. Orange f keys and the 5.5 inch floppy disk that actually was floppy.
    We had the acorn school computers too. Was the latest modern tech back then, so true about being over cautious to use them!
     
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    Quote from one of my (sadly deceased) customers...whose son was a g.p., and gave this advice.
    Never trust a fart over fifty.
    The chances of "following through" double every year...I still risk it.
    Nothing worse than holding them in...it can make you deaf you know...too much internal pressure...can make your eyes bulge as well...
     
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    As a kid, I had a serious crush on Wednesday Adams...
    ... As and adult, I still have a thing for Christina Ricci (she's my age, shuddup, it's not what it sounds like)...
    ...
    But these days... Morticia is looking pretty damn hot...

    Yeah, Cinema Sins just uploaded their Adams Family riff. Sorrynotsorry.
     
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    lol - I much prefer Italia Ricci - damn she’s fine
     
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    Yeah, let's be clear here, Angelica Huston will unfortunately always give me "Grand High Witch" nightmares.
    But you gotta admit, she did OWN Morticia back in the day.
     
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