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En Passant last won the day on November 4 2022

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About En Passant

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    I have no life
  • Birthday 05/10/1918

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    Far outside the M25 and happier for it.
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    Avoiding the great unwashed.

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  1. En Passant

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Surely there should be some sort of @TQR namecheck here?
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    Royal Family

    I had to facking look it up. Normally never consider I've led a sheltered life - but sometimes....
  3. En Passant

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Or as he would put it, 35 over 55.
  4. En Passant

    Police Woman (Round 2)

    Frank Drebin
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Bill Gates dad is eagerly anticipating meeting him.
  6. No worries, I scanned it a couple of times cause I can appear caustic and not mean it too. Hence my question mark style response. I've fallen foul of something I've written in jest just not appearing that way to others too often (Iirc I may have done it once too often about Basildon as an example, mea culpa). As far as I can tell It's a hazard because the alternative is spelling it out in a long diatribe to avoid any chance of misinterpretation at which point its very length removes any pretence of the initial punchy humour you intended in the first place...a bit like this sentence. Text is a crappy medium for nuance, at least if you are trying to be brief and making snappy gags can be quite hit and miss.
  7. Um, isn't that what I was alluding to his posts being anyway? I thought I was. Aaaaanyway, the only reason I've not blocked him, and some others really, is you then just get holes in continuity and other people reply to them regardless making it slower to skim the contents of a thread than just to leave as is (for me anyway).
  8. Carefully selected and cropped quotes I know - but, even so. We're all probably guilty of being opinionated occasionally - and even of expecting others to listen, I know I bloody am. But you really fucking abuse the privilege.
  9. Oh cmon, guns, health care only if you can afford it - a slew of other longstanding indignities related to America being a great place to live providing you were born rich in the first place....... Trump? Possibly for a 2nd term? After the first??? The tories have indeed been trying their damndest to have us 'going to shit', but faster than you? Pfft.
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2024 (page 18)

    Crop up? Horst?, Neigh.
  11. En Passant

    Curse Of The Eurovision

    Plus ca change. Eurovision is about politics not songs* *which are universally crap anyway imo
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    1. Jimmy Carter

    I'd have said definitely not, Deathers was occasionally very amusing (intentionally or otherwise) where mango really isn't (at least thus far) but then he mentions zorders (as noted by ulitzer) which does rather kick being a random newbie into the long grass. Mods have also caught and banned every deathray sock in less time than this ordinarily. Tis a poser - Shrug.
  13. Restrict crems posts to the Jimmy Carter thread no matter what he's actually commenting on. Two birds one stone. Efficient. You're only left with the problem of Carter actually dying and those posts going unread, still, chin up, that's an event unlikely to slip under mainstream media radar, even The Grauniad. Could start a whole new thread then.
  14. You can't fool me that's a sausage maker not a calculator. Anyway assuming that one can use a calculator or even google in the workplace, what exactly are they testing in these exams? An ability to remember specifics that in practice you'll never actually need to remember? They really need to to be testing whether you can ask the right question in the appropriate situation surely? More, this is a situation where a differential equation or trig would provide the way forward than any ability to do the hard maths without assistance. Of course, this is much harder to test and is a whole other argument.

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