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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 27th August 2017, 3:04pm
  • England
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Quote: Davida @ 27th August 2017, 1:49 PM

When I got back to the states and drove past a Walmart I thought to myself...why is that so friggin huge?!

Everything is huge in Americky ain't it?

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Davida

  • Sunday 27th August 2017, 3:07pm
  • Oregon USA, United States
  • 502 posts

Pretty much. Even toilet cubicles are about 3x bigger than they need be. (even the non-disabled ones) That's another one that struck me when I got back.

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Ben

  • Sunday 3rd September 2017, 4:16pm
  • England
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Waitrose is the very best. Just a pleasant experience from start to finish.

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 6:20pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Was shopping the other day and a chap in the queue hadn't bothered with a basket but was just carrying half a dozen things in his hands. The top item (a cauliflower) rolled off. As he stooped to pick it up, I naturally shouted "Crackerjack".

Not a flicker of recognition. Is it me...?

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paulted

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 8:36pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
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No grapes were crushed in the previous comment........

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lofthouse

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 9:26pm
  • Nowhere, England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th September 2017, 6:20 PM

Was shopping the other day and a chap in the queue hadn't bothered with a basket but was just carrying half a dozen things in his hands. The top item (a cauliflower) rolled off. As he stooped to pick it up, I naturally shouted "Crackerjack".

Not a flicker of recognition. Is it me...?

Umm possibly because crackerjack was cabbages...?

Not cauliflowers

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zooo

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 9:40pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I know that Crackerjack was a kid's show from the olden times of yore. But I've no idea what that has to do with dropped vegetables.

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Firkin

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 9:50pm
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th September 2017, 6:20 PM

As he stooped to pick it up, I naturally shouted .

You're shouting "Crackajack" at strangers ? I only came on this thread to find out if Supermarket Sweep was a comedy.

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lofthouse

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 10:23pm
  • Nowhere, England
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Quote: zooo @ 18th September 2017, 9:40 PM

I know that Crackerjack was a kid's show from the olden times of yore. But I've no idea what that has to do with dropped vegetables.

Ed Stewpot Stewart would reward the successful ankle biters with raw cabbages

Simpler times ...

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A Horseradish

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 10:58pm
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Quote: lofthouse @ 18th September 2017, 10:23 PM

Ed Stewpot Stewart would reward the successful ankle biters with raw cabbages

Simpler times ...

After which it was a small step upwards to Ayshea Brough.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 11:00pm
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Quote: lofthouse @ 18th September 2017, 10:23 PM

Ed Stewpot Stewart would reward the successful ankle biters with raw cabbages

Simpler times ...

Yes, it really was with the original Crackerjack and Eamonn in B&W. The cabbage then was a penalty, and when the Crackerjack pencil was awarded everyone would shout out Crackerjack!!

We did laugh...............................

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A Horseradish

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 11:07pm [Edited]
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 18th September 2017, 11:00 PM

Yes, it really was with the original Crackerjack and Eamonn in B&W. The cabbage then was a penalty, and when the Crackerjack pencil was awarded everyone would shout out Crackerjack!!

We did laugh...............................

I just remember "it's Friday, it's five to five, it's Crackerjack".

Not that I watched it.

I just tuned in to get the time before watching the programme I made myself about the speaking clock.

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paulted

  • Tuesday 19th September 2017, 7:01pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
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A truly stellar line-up of comic legends. Maclean, Francis, Little and Large, Brush, Clifton, Krankies, and the colossal talent of the immortal Peter Glaze. Saturday Night Live??? Beat that .........

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 19th September 2017, 11:09pm
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Quote: A Horseradish @ 19th September 2017, 7:23 PM

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

Well that's a load of late 1970s bollocks, make it easier for the kids - artificial cabbages WITH handles on?!?! What the f**k?! And not a murmur when he handed out a Crackerjack pen and pencil.

Nowhere near so much of a laugh as the original show.