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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the week!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:17 pm 
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spent a couple of nights in canberra back in 1977 on a school trip to the snow. late August so almost spring... -10C it was .. too bloody cold for me....

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The 'lovely places to visit' focus switches to Scotland...
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Dundee has been ranked alongside Shanghai, Madagascar and the Faroe Islands as one of 10 "hot destinations" by The Wall Street Journal.
I'm trying to imagine my hometown, Pajero Central, being ranked as a 'hot destination'. <guffaws>

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The Scottish legal profession has an informal classification system which recognises three different types of murder. The Glasgow Murder is an argument, usually between friends, which goes too far; the Edinburgh Murder is long in the planning and sudden in the execution; and the Dundee Murder is something wholly unexpected, most notable for its vivid and baroque excess.

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...and the Dundee Murder is something wholly unexpected, most notable for its vivid and baroque excess.
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Police are hunting a man dressed as Jesus who assaulted a fellow Halloween reveller dressed as a Jedi Knight in Dundee.

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Police are hunting a man dressed as Jesus who assaulted a fellow Halloween reveller dressed as a Jedi Knight in Dundee.
Pfff … "assaulted". Call me when it gets to "crucified".

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But the FCC's chairman Ajit Pai has suggested the move will foster innovation and encourage ISPs to invest in faster connections for people living in rural areas.

He refers to the change as "restoring internet freedom".
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But the FCC's chairman Ajit Pai has suggested the move will foster innovation and encourage ISPs to invest in faster connections for people living in rural areas.

Awesome! With thinking like that, it should be a snap to convince him I can sell him the Sydney Harbour Bridge at a bargain-basement price.... :twisted:

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Amazon, upon receiving a serious complaint from me, wrote:
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Please accept my sincere apologies for this. I hope you'll give us one more chance to prove our standard and service to win your heart. ​

You are truly one of our most loyal customers. It’s always been a pleasure to serve you.
Xxxxx! [expletive self-moderated]

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“We are surprised that the UK is surprised that we are preparing for a scenario announced by the UK government”

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From a flight aboard the Vomit Comet...
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One unfortunate chap, who hadn't followed advice on what to eat and drink beforehand, was spectacularly ill – quite a sight to behold both in zero-g and also when gravity returned, with his lunch making a sudden splashdown.

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People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.
RIP Ursula!

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dogecoin […] started in late 2013 as a joke inspired by the shiba inu dog meme. But so many people adopted it that it has become a valuable commodity – with a market capitalisation of $500m (down from $1bn in early January).
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A female traveller was recently banned from taking a large "emotional-support peacock" on board a United Airlines flight, it has emerged.
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Twelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest after receiving botulinum toxin injections to make their pouts look more alluring.
Maybe it's just me, but I have the feeling that human civilisation may have jumped the shark.

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It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad!

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That said, The Emotional-Support Peacocks would be a good name for an indie band.

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And The Botox Camels would make a pretty good punk act.

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