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  1. I have recently been pondering the amount of negativity over in the Room 101 thread, and thought it was about time that we had somewhere to post those things we quite like. The title of the thread only came to me when I watched Stephen Fry on the BBC version of Room 101 this weekend, and he wanted to put Room 101 itself into Room 101, as it was all a bit negative. He proposed creating a Room Lovely, into which he put Macintosh computers and Kathy Burke. So, this is a place where you can list some of the things that you quite like. Eg, that gentle glugging sound that a wine bottle makes when you're pouring the first glass, but before any wine has come out. Also, when lorry drivers thank each other by indicating right, then left then right again after one has overtaken the other.
  2. Which people, living or dead, would you want around your dining table to share the prawn cocktail, coq au vin and Black Forest Gateau? I would like to start the ball rolling with this eclectic list: David Attenborough Judi Dench Richard Feynmann Enid Blyton Douglas Adams Dian Fossey Desmond Tutu Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Roald Dahl A reasonable combination of entertainment and serious conversation, methinks. Let the Blue Nun flow!
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    Room 101

    When you've done that, can you come round and get rid of the slugs in our kitchen? Nearly every sodding morning there are little shiny pathways on the breadboard. God knows where the bastards are getting in.
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    A Joke

    A young man walks over to his father one day and asks if they could have a talk about sex. His father agrees and is eager to help his son with any questions he may have. "Dad, what does a vagina look like before sex?" asked the son. "Well son," answered the all-knowing father. "A vagina is the most beautiful thing in creation." "The soft folds of a vagina are softer even than the petals of a rose." "The delicate scent of a vagina is finer than the finest French perfumes." "The taste of a vagina is sweeter than the purest nectar." "All in all son, it's like I said, a vagina is the most beautiful thing in creation." "Gee dad, a vagina sounds just great, the way you describe it." A few moments of silence go by, then the boy asks another question. "Dad, what does a vagina look like after sex?" "Well son, have you ever seen a bulldog eating custard?"
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    Significant Others

    Myself/ yourself (when used instead of 'me' or 'you') Pre-booked, or pre-ordered Pan-fried
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    Riddle Thread

    88 Piano Keys 21 Dots on a Die 8 Sides on a Stop Sign
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    Room 101

    Just checked mine, and it says 'Poppy appeal' on the black bit.
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    Room 101

    I hope you saw HIGNFY on Friday night. Last year, Reginald D Hunter was a guest during the poppy period, and asked why the hell he was wearing the poppy (it had been pinned on him by a make up girl just before the recording started), and it was explained to him. He was on again last week, and he was not wearing a poppy.
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    President (recumbent) Barack Obama

    No, I associate it with the Roger Hargreaves character. He's purple, if that affects your little wager at all.
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    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    Just finished (apart from the epilogue) Blood River by Tim Butcher. An account of the author's journey down the river Congo. Very interesting, but quite sad, in that the country seems to have so much potential that is wasted by the constant fighting and corruption in the government.
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    Titanic Survivors

    Millvina Dean auctions belongings to pay nursing home fees.
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    Seve Ballesteros

    I wonder if it's 'golf ball-sized', as tumours often seem to be. They may know now.
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    World War I Veteran(s)

    Now he's responding to treatment.
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    Quiz Time

    Me too. And, Mr Notapotato, I didn't bother entering my date of birth, and it still let me play.
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    Each Year's Most Significant Death.

    Going a little further back, can I nominate Archduke Ferdinand for 1914?
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    until Windsor told us...
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    A Joke

    A man was leaving a convenience store with his morning coffee when he noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking single file. The man couldn't stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the man walking the dog and said, 'I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?' 'My wife's.' 'What happened to her?' The man replied, 'My dog attacked and killed her.' He inquired further, 'But who is in the second hearse?' The man answered, 'My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my wife when the dog turned on her.' A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two men. 'Can I borrow the dog?' The man replied, 'Get in line.'
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    Ask A Deathlister

    If you go down the wireless router route, I'd strongly suggest contacting your broadband provider to confirm what type of router you require. (For example, Sky and Virgin use different routers.) I have a PCI card in my PC and a USB wireless device on the laptop and the response/download time difference is negligable. Many thanks for the rapid response. I did say I already have broadband, and a wireless router, so this won't be an issue. Thanks for the advice about download differences.
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    Ask A Deathlister

    What is the best way to get my desktop computer wireless? I have just got broadband, which came with a nice wireless router thingy, but our phone socket is in the hall, and the computer is in a different room. We don't want to have cables trailing throughout the house (they would be FAR too interesting to our two year old), so I thought that I could buy a wireless adapter for the PC so it can talk to the wireless router. As far as I understand it, there are two ways to do this, I could buy a PCI card with a little antenna on it, or a USB wireless device. Which would give me the faster data rate? Are there any other reasons why one would be preferable to the other? Many thanks, o wise techno-savvy sages of the Deathlist.
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    Ask A Deathlister

    Glad to be of service.
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    Chris Langham

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    Titanic Survivors

    Do you think Banshees Scream is involved in that site:

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