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Now you have to do what the Bullingdon Club do. This is a male-only "dining club" at Oxford University attended among other leading conservative politicians and  Prime Ministers David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

There are various initiation ceremonies of varying levels of distaste, including burning a £50 note (not alas as paltry as a fiver) in front of a homeless person on the street.

Here's the infamous photo and what they are doing now.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-18/boris-and-the-bullingdon-club-where-are-they-now

 

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The following is going to be nothing more than a bunch of YT embeds.  There's a newish member of the Mic Snobs TF2 community who is experienced as the Spy class and posted a short "frag video" to our Discord.  You don't need to know what any of that means.  The music he chose was so actively painful I commented how it made me want to die.  He said it was a classic from "when [he] was 15 years old."  That was 2007, apparently.  I did the proper old person thing and went on a rampage in the music channel of our Discord, posting a bunch of songs from when I was ~7 years old.

 

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I'm not sure it will embed, but the frag clip with the "song" is here:

https://streamable.com/37w5zo

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On 8/26/2022 at 7:31 AM, Grahame said:

 

Unfortunately it is too true. In particular from 1st October gas and electricity prices are rising by 80%. After they went up by 60% in April. And forecast for a further 80% in January. And god help us what happens in April.

First rate video. Dunno who she is, but it calls the shots for sure.

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Ran a bit around this weekend, started up in our condo in Maine then ended up visiting both my mom and dad (long divorced) today for their birthdays.  Mom's was last week but there was a nasty thunderstorm so she actually told us to reschedule.

Loved seeing both of them and other family, and ate like a pig at a brunch for my dad; but this time the best moment came at a Flea Market near our Maine condo, where I saw an awesome Killer Klown bong....too bad it was so pricey (close to $250).  The seller and I had a blast talking about the "good ol' days" of smoking.

 

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I have no idea what a bong is. I was never exposed to such hooliganism. But if you did buy it and want to relive the glory days, I hear that filling it with Peppermint Schnapps cools the throat, and may have been a popular thing to do in the 70's. Obviously that would just be speculation on my part.

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14 hours ago, swt61 said:

I have no idea what a bong is. I was never exposed to such hooliganism. But if you did buy it and want to relive the glory days, I hear that filling it with Peppermint Schnapps cools the throat, and may have been a popular thing to do in the 70's. Obviously that would just be speculation on my part.

I was a bit of an experimenter in college....having done bongs or water pipes with various alcohols in the past, I tried some additional things my junior year.  In the end, my water pipe was filled most of one semester with Nyquil believe it or not.

Might explain why I am the way I am now 😄

And a few FB funnies I saw recently....

 

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11 minutes ago, guzziguy said:

Were those long tons or short tons?

Niether. 

"The vessels have displacement of approximately 65,000 tonnes (64,000 long tons; 72,000 short tons)"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier

Shoddy Journalism.

so 

65,000 (Metric) Tonnes

or

65,000 Mg (megagrams)

or

65 kt (kilotonnes)

or 

65 Gg (gigagrams)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne

or 

~ 10235748 st (stones)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_units#Mass_and_weight

 

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On 9/6/2022 at 10:57 PM, Grahame said:

Mixed units anyone (say @n_maher)?

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@ 1:20 

 

 

Some months ago, we visited the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth. https://maryrose.org/panorama , and this thing was parked up at the quayside a few hundred meters away. I remember saying to Mrs S "Wow - that is really impressive. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of the fucker"

Little would we know that it would all be a bit of a British disaster.

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On 9/6/2022 at 11:58 PM, Grahame said:

Niether. 

"The vessels have displacement of approximately 65,000 tonnes (64,000 long tons; 72,000 short tons)"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier

Shoddy Journalism.

so 

65,000 (Metric) Tonnes

or

65,000 Mg (megagrams)

or

65 kt (kilotonnes)

or 

65 Gg (gigagrams)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne

or 

~ 10235748 st (stones)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_units#Mass_and_weight

 

But how many furlongs, chains and links is the length of the decks?

Like many things, this weird and should-be-obsolete units live on. Horse races and training gallops are measured in furlongs (220 yards), and the length between creases in cricket is a chain (22 yards). And a furlong times a chain is an acre - which was the area a ploughman with a horse or ox-drawn plough, could plough in a day.

And if you catch a train to London, the distance countdown to the platform is shown on discs by the side of the tracks, in miles and chains (80 chains to a mile).

Here's another one. The difference in UK and US shoe sizes is 1/3 inch. This unit is known as the Barleycorn (the length of a grain of barley) and dates back to Saxon times, although it was standardized as 1/108 of a yard in around 1300.

And why do we in Blighty buy petrol (gasoline) in liters, but measure our fuel consumption in miles per (UK) gallon? And why are British road signs in miles and not km? And why is beer served in pints, but every other booze measure is in liters or fractions thereof?

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