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Everything posted by Toast

  1. The photos of the Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris are always surreal. https://www.messynessychic.com/2012/06/22/made-in-paris-the-statue-of-liberty-1877-1885/
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    Sickest game in the world

  3. No, I realise that, hence my question: "Isn't there a college or university anywhere near you where the subject is studied? " I meant that the textbooks regularly changing hands on my local FB pages are school books.
  4. I suppose it's mostly school stuff, now I think of it. Isn't there a college or university anywhere near you where the subject is studied?
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    So it is, I never thought of that.
  6. I'm no fan of Facebook, but stuff like that changes hands easily on FB local selling and community pages. No postage as people collect.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Is that French for "smoking a roll-up"?
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Not to belittle it, but does Los Angeles to Hawaii really count as "rowing across the Pacific Ocean"? It's not quite what I imagined.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    I bloody love OMD, but Andy was also responsible for Atomic Kitten.
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    UK Singles Chart

    I've got the album that's from, Sea Of Love. Some great songs on it. Might listen to it when I get the lawnmower out tomorrow.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    No, oddly enough I couldn't.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    What the fuck do you find funny about a woman dying in childbirth? You really are a cunt sometimes.
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    28. Prunella Scales

    Now that one was worth posting.
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    UK Singles Chart

    She was Judith in Life Of Brian! I was present when she rang up my cousin to ask after my aunt who had had a stroke. It's weird when you brush up against these people in real life.
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    Hares Death Pool 2020

  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53129524
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    Pope Benedict XVI

    I've remembered who this was now. Not a king, but a soldier. Bertrand Du Guesclin Don't ask how I know this.
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    Pope Benedict XVI

    Trying to remember which medieval king has bits of him buried in four different places, I came across this: "Twenty-two hearts from various popes—from Sixtus V in 1583 to Leo XIII in 1903—are kept in marble urns at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi in Rome. Traditionally, the hearts were removed with the rest of the organs as part of the postmortem preservation process, and kept as relics just in case the pope became a saint." https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63428/10-people-whose-hearts-were-buried-separately-rest-them Probably not something Benny needs to worry about.
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    Big Brother

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    How DLy Are They Anyway?

    Ah, that's complicated it then. Because the title asks "How Deathlisty are they" I thought it was just notability. For instance, I'd have said a definite Yes to Lester Piggott - but I'm not convinced he's likely to die any time soon. (Sorry, Lester, I've probably just killed you)
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    The World of the Snowflake

    I am old enough to have actually had one of the enamel golly badges that you got if you saved up enough jam labels. My mum was keener on them than I was. I hated golliwogs, they frightened me. It's important to note, though, that I never associated them with black people. They were fictional creatures like Noddy and Big Ears, not human beings. I did have a black doll at one time and had no problem with her.
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    How DLy Are They Anyway?

    Are we voting on notability, likelihood of imminent demise, or both?
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    Ian Holm scores for a few of us.

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