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Old 29.10.2016, 20:47
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But people come and people stay. And genuine seekers of help rarely get a rough ride. As far as this thread is concerned, I'm pretty sure the OP can give as good as he gets - and good on him!

But the spark has gone. Posting numbers are falling month on month. Most of the entertaining members have left or rarely post. There have been a couple of attempts to set up colonies to restore the old spirit, but the grinding, corporation-funded behemoth just rolls right over them, even as it disintegrates itself.

Sometimes I wish it was 2008 again, but I had a crap job in those days so seeing my favourite corner of the internet wither away and die maybe isn't so bad after all.

But I'm still sad.
Maybe it's just as well.. after two babies, don't think my bladder could take all the laughing I did in 2008

I too miss some of the banter & wit back then, that's for sure.. but, even if it is quieter, hats off to the many new fun/ thoughtful poster knocking about now.

And, I must admit, I do love the odd walk-in annoying wind-everyone-up troll
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Old 29.10.2016, 20:52
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No N in the OP's user name...... being dyslexic amazed I noticed that
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Old 29.10.2016, 20:54
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I come here and read interesting looking thread sand it is always the same people who respond.: Yourself, Richdog, Slemans (or whatever he is called), Dougal's Breakfast (I must say he is not that bad), PorschXXX, Treverus, Odile (she sounds like a dear old OAP actually) and the like. I am not going to waste time figuring out who is a bully and who is not. But there is enough bullying going around.
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When I joined there was a guy called Charlie R Soles and than that Lost_in_broad guy who had Denzel Washington as his Avatar (Maybe he still has it actually). So, yeah you might be right actually. It was not that good then either. I kind of liked you then DB. Your posts made much more sense and were funnier than others. But I must say, I have sensed some of the bitterness of the others seem to be rubbing on you. But, still you and your wife (Is she called MathNut?) sound like nice people.
I'm unpopular and not ubiquitous enough to be mentioned!

What the hell is wrong with this place?

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Old 29.10.2016, 20:59
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...wouldn't like to be Welsh when into S&M

Best. Phrase. Of. The. Day.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:03
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I'm unpopular and not ubiquitous enough to be mentioned!

What the hell is wrong with this place?

Don't worry - I was also astounded to read this, especially as I haven't really posted since months (had an accident / started new job - old stories).

The poster only looks in to EF now and then.
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I'm unpopular and not ubiquitous enough to be mentioned!

What the hell is wrong with this place?
Nothing. DB fooled a lot of people.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:14
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Sorry! The whiff of Castrol GTX on an old pair of jeans is a bigger turn on than any men's aftershave.
Surely you meant Castrol R?
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:16
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Best. Phrase. Of. The. Day.
Is that a thread that I've missed out on?
If not, needs to be done.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:19
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Best. Phrase. Of. The. Day.
Yep. Triggered an imagined dialogue for me:

Dai?
Die!
Dai!
Die!

Anybody know what Caitlin Thomas asked when she arrived at the hospital where Dylan was on his deathbed?

"Well, is the bloody man dead yet?"

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Old 29.10.2016, 21:22
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Yep. Triggered an imagined dialogue for me:

Dai?
Die!
Dai!
Die!

Anybody know what Caitlin Thomas asked when she arrived at the hospital where Dylan was on his deathbed?

"Well, is the bloody man dead yet?"

A passionate and mellifluous people, the Welsh.

Mercurial, mostly fabulous but occasionally surly, if found when I lived there.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:22
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I'm unpopular and not ubiquitous enough to be mentioned!

What the hell is wrong with this place?

You???

Look at my join date, then tell me about feeling left out.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:25
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You???

Look at my join date, then tell me about feeling left out.
I just created a room in flashchat for you two. Easy to find: "Pity Party"
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:28
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Yep. Triggered an imagined dialogue for me:

Dai?
Die!
Dai!
Die!

Anybody know what Caitlin Thomas asked when she arrived at the hospital where Dylan was on his deathbed?

"Well, is the bloody man dead yet?"

A passionate and mellifluous people, the Welsh.
Thank you for providing a beginners introduction into the thought processes of your mind. It doesn't help me one jot, but there you are, and I will no doubt benefit from it once I've figured out what wise insights you're referring to .

For other members, they will of course know straight away - I appear to be the only dunce.
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Old 29.10.2016, 21:36
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wouldn't like to be Welsh when into S&M
So are you?

And can you say "Chuchichäschtli"?

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Old 29.10.2016, 22:08
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Vontra.
I am seeing invisible Ps now.

vontrap

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all singing, all dancing.. the OP's musical and has a complaint, or two..
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Old 29.10.2016, 22:15
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I am seeing invisible Ps now.

vontrap

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all singing, all dancing.. the OP's musical and has a complaint, or two..
Oooh... outfits out of curtains and lonely goatherds.

After your last line I've got Fagin's "Got to pick a pocket or two" in my head.
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Old 29.10.2016, 22:21
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After your last line I've got Fagin's "Got to pick a pocket or two" in my head.
Ohnoooooooooooooo.

As revenge...

I'll do anything,
for you dear,
anything
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Old 29.10.2016, 22:24
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And I'll raise you:

Chitty bang bang,
Chitty chitty bang bang...
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Old 29.10.2016, 22:29
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And I'll raise you:

Chitty bang bang,
Chitty chitty bang bang...
I was wondering if I should escalate to either "Truly Scrumptious", or "The Old Bamboo".

But then... since the OP is going to travel, in the interests of bringing the thread back on topic:

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Old 29.10.2016, 22:31
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Can you pronounce it as well?

A friend got a great photo of two rainbows over it a few weeks ago. Found that to be very appropriate to a town with that name.
But back on de-railed topic - yes, wouldn't like to be Welsh when into S&M
Actually I think I can
Strange for a Dutch person but it is easier if you are already used to using strange sounding vowels :-)
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