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 Post subject: August is the month of the high sailing hawk.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:49 am 
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OK, I'm a week early. Sue me!

Just popping in to say "Hi". Remember when we were young? Hanging out in record shops? Going to gigs? Had hair? Didn't look like a battered old soft toy lying in the back of a garbage truck? Remember when we used to eagerly post on here every day?

Man, those were some days. Great days. Great, great days. We all liked one another, we all liked the human race. And now? I'd rather eat loose licorice off a sidewalk than talk to another human being.

And yet I'm typing through the pain barrier here as, true story, I badly gashed both hands tying my shoelaces tight. Literally sliced through my fingers. What the hell is going on with shoelaces these days? Are they making laces from the glass powdered thread of oriental fighter kites? The ones that occasionally lopes a head off in Bangladesh?

If you don't already, I heartily recommend you read the World section of the news. It's hilarious! That's where I learned of kite decapitations.

Anyway I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow and type with my tongue. Probably short circuit the disgusting grimy keyboard with my saliva and set my head on fire and rescuers will have to cut through my melted eyes that have amalgamated with the D and K keys.

And that will still be better than a typical day as a 45 year old adult with a bank job.

I can't even get sacked any more. I used to call customers 'pigs cunts' but I've lost it. Now I just wear scruffy shoes and refuse to do over time and that's not going to get me fired. My imagination is dead. I don't have the wherewithal to get shit canned. I'm just a sheep sinking into the moorland bog, bleating, helpless, disappearing slowly and inexorably into the mire....

So how are you getting on? Good? Mortgage, kids, car all that shite that's down the highway of mediocrity?

Here's a song I like.


NP: Mash up of severe tinnitus, cracking joint bones and the unyielding hum of despair.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:45 am 
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I have a friend (about the same age as me) who makes a strong case for the elimination of shoelaces and advocating that all people, even completely competent adults, should wear velcro shoes.

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 Post subject: Re: August is the month of the high sailing hawk.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:16 pm 
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I actually usually wear the excellent Salomon range of shoe with their 'Quick Lace' system. Pull the widget. Done. Fantastic!

However some shoe manufacturers persist with 19th century methods of securing the shoe to the foot. Poor show. And dangerous to boot (unintended pun).

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:24 am 
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I keep getting a commercial for some stretchy shoelaces in my Instagram feed. Can't remember the name of it...must not be good enough marketing.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:44 pm 
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DARREN FREW ALERT!!! Glad to see you're still out there!

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As for shoes, all of mine are slip-ons, with the exception of those I use for strictly athletic endeavors (basketball and riding my bike).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 am 
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I picked up a load of new (actually quite old) mugs for 20p each at the car boot this morning, and yes
of course I bought records too but these were really nice and most were better than the ones were already had.

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all clean and ready for tea


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a hole cuppa


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ONE FM


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for your tea


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fave of them all, an original heat reactive mug


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Linda Lusardi with cold water


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Linda Lusardi with hot water


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Thatcher Out! of coffee probably


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you can't beat a bit of bully


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printed 3 years before the '82 World Cup


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come on England, get the teas in!


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yer oblig Royal mug


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shaped like a boobie, with a hole at the nipple, double the hilarity as you pour scalding tea into your lap


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 Post subject: Re: August is the month of the high sailing hawk.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 am 
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great mugs!

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... "oriental" ...

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 Post subject: Re: August is the month of the high sailing hawk.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 pm 
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I cannot (and can) believe this turned into the shoelace thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: August is the month of the high sailing hawk.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:24 pm 
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FT wrote:
As for shoes, all of mine are slip-ons, with the exception of those I use for strictly athletic endeavors (basketball and riding my bike).



me too..i'm too lazy and don't have the energy to tie laces anymore...

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