Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol 31)

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol 31)

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P5BNij

4,165 posts

52 months

Saturday 12th January
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glenrobbo said:
P5BNij said:
More pointless trivia - the current owner of 'AA 1000' is the author of 'Original Mini Cooper & Cooper S, The Restorer's Guide To 997 & 998 Cooper and 970, 1071 & 1275 Cooper S'.
irked "More pointless trivia"? yikes
How very dare you, Sir!
Wash your mouth out with Absinthe! nono

All trivia is worth points!

Why, even your mini piece above is worth about an 8.75 on the Trivometer. Quite a big score for the size of it...


Edited by glenrobbo on Saturday 12th January 13:51
Flattery will get you anywhere, apart that is from the inner sanctum of my club in Mayfair, unless of course Sir is wearing the correct tie.

Shameless trivia ahoy related to the above, said author of said Cooper book appears in the 'extras' bit of the Adam Adamant DVD in a wee documentary on the restoration of 'AA 1000', it might still be on that new-fangled youtube channel thingie too. The book came out way back in 1993, since when he's been working on an updated follow up version. Slow and steady wins the race, what.

And yet more trivia.... the Radford showroom in King Street, Hammersmith where this fine example of the breed was sprinkled with fairy dust was opposite the department store where my Nan worked at the time, she remembered all sorts of showbiz types coming and going in the '60s...


glenrobbo

16,233 posts

96 months

Saturday 12th January
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The Trivometer peaked at 9.453 just then.
Excellent stuff! clap

P5BNij

4,165 posts

52 months

Saturday 12th January
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glenrobbo said:
The Trivometer peaked at 9.453 just then.
Excellent stuff! clap
The comedown when the needle swings the other way will be a bummer!

Tis getting darkide, time for my Ovaltine wink

fatboy18

16,537 posts

157 months

Saturday 12th January
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How about this then......Ever see the Film "American Graffiti"

It was directed by George Lucas, he went on to Direct Star wars. In the film American Graffiti was a Ford 32 Chopped roof Deuce Coupe, The Licence number on that car had the number THX 138 The car was owned by George Lucas and his first Science fiction film was called THX 138........True that wobble

V6 Pushfit

10,914 posts

56 months

Saturday 12th January
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THX 138 is now on a 1948 Ford Anglia

Bobberoo99

10,348 posts

44 months

Saturday 12th January
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DickyC said:
You calling them 'Jumped up, never come down, brothel-bred, tomato-arsed bds' may have had something to do with it.
But it was meant as a compliment!?!? confused

Had a bit of a result with the bookcase hunting, we went to a newish place called HomeSense, it's part of the TKMaxx group, found a lovely little solid oak bookcase reduced from £199.99 down to £145, went to pay for it and they told us it was reduced further down to £97!!! smile

V6 Pushfit

10,914 posts

56 months

Saturday 12th January
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V6 Pushfit said:
THX 138 is now on a 1948 Ford Anglia
Oops same car.

Just ignore me

glenrobbo

16,233 posts

96 months

Saturday 12th January
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fatboy18 said:
How about this then......Ever see the Film "American Graffiti"

It was directed by George Lucas, he went on to Direct Star wars. In the film American Graffiti was a Ford 32 Chopped roof Deuce Coupe, The Licence number on that car had the number THX 138 The car was owned by George Lucas and his first Science fiction film was called THX 138........True that wobble
Wow! The second car I ever owned was a 1959 Old English White 100E Ford Prefect with the registration THO 238.

Co-incidence? scratchchin

I don't think so...
I can detect faint ripples in the plasma of Trivspace and Time. sonar

Edit: Direct Star wars? Did that feature Winston Wolf?



Edited by glenrobbo on Saturday 12th January 16:54

fatboy18

16,537 posts

157 months

Saturday 12th January
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glenrobbo said:
fatboy18 said:
How about this then......Ever see the Film "American Graffiti"

It was directed by George Lucas, he went on to Direct Star wars. In the film American Graffiti was a Ford 32 Chopped roof Deuce Coupe, The Licence number on that car had the number THX 138 The car was owned by George Lucas and his first Science fiction film was called THX 138........True that wobble
Wow! The second car I ever owned was a 1959 Old English White 100E Ford Prefect with the registration THO 238.

Co-incidence? scratchchin

I don't think so...
I can detect faint ripples in the plasma of Trivspace and Time. sonar
Well if the missus hit you over the head with a bucket its likely you would see Stars, (but you would be in the Wars)!

fatboy18

16,537 posts

157 months

Saturday 12th January
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V6 Pushfit said:
V6 Pushfit said:
THX 138 is now on a 1948 Ford Anglia
Oops same car.

Just ignore me
Bloody Potter gets everywhere!

glenrobbo

16,233 posts

96 months

Saturday 12th January
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Bobberoo99 said:
DickyC said:
You calling them 'Jumped up, never come down, brothel-bred, tomato-arsed bds' may have had something to do with it.
But it was meant as a compliment!?!? confused

Had a bit of a result with the bookcase hunting, we went to a newish place called HomeSense, it's part of the TKMaxx group, found a lovely little solid oak bookcase reduced from £199.99 down to £145, went to pay for it and they told us it was reduced further down to £97!!! smile
You were far too generous with both the jumped up bds and the purveyor of the bookcase, Bobbers.
I would have been less kind to the tomato-arsed brothel-bred scum and also offered TK NonSense a bid of £45, take it or leave it. And I'm feeling particularly generous today.
Would you like to try some of my chocolate?


You really must learn to haggle, dear boy.

Jimmy Recard

15,699 posts

125 months

Saturday 12th January
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I somehow haven't read Catch-22 yet. So I'm going to start it this evening, after dinner

glenrobbo

16,233 posts

96 months

Saturday 12th January
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Jimmy Recard said:
I somehow haven't read Catch-22 yet. So I'm going to start it this evening, after dinner
It's a classic, it gets a big thumbs up from me thumbup

Enjoy! The film was quite good as well...

The theme is sort of a M.A.S.H. mentality. wink

DickyC

Original Poster:

34,369 posts

144 months

Saturday 12th January
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Jimmy Recard said:
I somehow haven't read Catch-22 yet. So I'm going to start it this evening, after dinner
One of my all-time favourite books of all time.

"I just heard them say they were going to disappear Dunbar.”
"It doesn't make sense. It isn't even good grammar."

Bomma220

6,701 posts

71 months

Saturday 12th January
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Evenin' all.

I've been having a running battle with my phone. The screen "froze" and despite numerous attempts by people both qualified and clueless it's not been possible to thaw the bugger out grumpy

On top of that, my contacts were saved to the Google cloud thing (or at least I thought they were) but I can't find them anywhere. The long and the short of it is I've lost the bloody lot grumpygrumpy

Could I ask any residents / members who were on the list to text me their number please? If you could put your name on the text too please so I know which number belongs to who. Many thanks chaps, my apologies for the hassle. Sodding 'Smartphones' grumpygrumpygrumpy

Anyhow, workwise we're embarking upon a new 'Top Secret' project. It's so secret none of us know what it entails or who it's for confused

Probably either Aston Martin or McLaren. Mind, Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing have popped out of the rumour mill too so it's anyone's guess really. It'll certainly be interesting if we have to produce the parts whilst blindfolded to protect the veil of secrecy.

glenrobbo

16,233 posts

96 months

Saturday 12th January
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Vale of Secrecy? scratchchin Isn't that near to the Veil of Evesham?

Whatever.

I can give you my number on here Bomma.

Have you got a pen and paper handy?

RIght, here we go:

It's Whitehall 1212.

I presume your new mobile number is the same as your old one?

Bobberoo99

10,348 posts

44 months

Saturday 12th January
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You see that's the thing with all this cloud based memory doodah rubbish, once it's had a good rain yer clouds gone along with EVERYTHING you put in it!!!! grumpy

DickyC

Original Poster:

34,369 posts

144 months

Saturday 12th January
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Bomma220 said:
Could I ask any residents / members who were on the list to text me their number please? If you could put your name on the text too please so I know which number belongs to who. Many thanks chaps, my apologies for the hassle.
Here's a couple of chums to remind you of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry9ae0QhFSc

Bomma220

6,701 posts

71 months

Saturday 12th January
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hehe Reminded me of the big white horse, goes into a pub and orders a pint of best. The landlord says "we've got a whisky named after you."
"You've got a whisky called Frank?"




Yes, my number's still the same.


Jimmy Recard

15,699 posts

125 months

Saturday 12th January
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DickyC said:
Here's a couple of chums to remind you of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry9ae0QhFSc
It looks like Alan B'stard's local from The New Statesman
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