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  1. Officer Crabtree (Allo Allo) lockdown instructions clarified.
  2. The other thing gets used in the vegetarian burger.
  3. Hidden in that plausible-sounding statement is a logical fallacy. As the skimmed milk is the final product, and the claim is that nothing is added or taken away from the final product. By the same logic, and by example : One could produce a steak pie, full of preservatives, colouring, sawdust, gelling agents, monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrite (and all the usual suspects). Now call it the final product, and don't add anything else to it (or take anything out). Voilà! Nothing added or taken away from this steak pie. I agree with @Oxexpatriate - Martin's post was hilarious - making fun of a blanket marketing slogan. Anyway, it's the diaries that are having the laugh. Take full-fat milk, skim off the cream so that what is left resembles watered-down emulsion paint, and put the cream in a seperate pot. Now sell two products and make money twice. Can we have a whacky sign please? Something like "Caution : Rivet Police are working in this area"
  4. There's a shipping-related classic film on BBC iPlayer right now. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ml4yv/whisky-galore
  5. And here is the Weather Forecast...
  6. Some are taking this self-isolation very seriously...
  7. The track of RCGS Resolute is visible on Marine Traffic https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:370230 Compare and contrast: RCGS Resolute Naiguatá Certainly looks like trying to intefere with a 8,445 tons Antarctic-grade ship with a lighweight 1,720 tons patrol ship was going to have unintended consequences. Time to rename the class to Guacamole?
  8. How about an OO-gauge version of the Velime Test Track? Advance Warning to the Rivet Police: We are not doing round-and-round racing, How dare you suggest such a thing! We are doing proper modelling of endurance testing at the maximum allowed speed of 230 km/h. That's my alibi and I'm sticking to it. (Whisper: How big a shed do we need for this?)
  9. You know, I've had the nagging feeling that we've been through something like this before. Then I found the photo evidence. How time flies, and how quickly people forget. Swine Flu, 2009. Poor old piglet.
  10. Important! Revised advise from UK Police on appropriate social distancing:
  11. I was in a long queue at the supermarket at 6.45 this morning. It opens at 7 am for older people only. A young man came from the car park and tried to butt in at the front of the queue, but an old lady sent him packing with her cane. He tried again and this time an old man punched him in the gut, kicked him and rolled him away from the queue. As he appoached a third time, he said "If you old b****** don't let me unlock the door you'll never get it there!!"
  12. "I saved XXX pounds on this" is a similarly dismissive statement (and frequently used in this household). I've learnt to make approving noises. I didn't get where I am today by asking "But how much did you actually pay?"
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