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A Horseradish

  • Sunday 19th January 2020, 3:32am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I am now listening to Radio Caroline as they have gone on to the Ross Revenge radio ship in conjunction with Manx Radio to broadcast from there this weekend. If I win the lottery, I intend to set up a pirate radio station on an abandoned sea fort in the Medway. Next I will combine it with a small affordable hotel for wedding receptions. There will be boat tours for the guests to view modern seals living on the Eastern seaboard and a wide range of historical oil refinery infrastructure.

https://beno.uk/forts/grain_sea_fort.html

https://spectator.imgix.net/content/uploads/2018/03/iStock-527566435.jpg?auto=compress,enhance,format&crop=faces,entropy,edges&fit=crop&w=820&h=550

If successful, I will then turn the entire Brighton Marina area predominantly into a Caribbean theme park with a radio station playing tropicalia. No one will be able to walk there or indeed talk there in the normal way. They will have to sign a document on the way in agreeing not to talk. The experience will involve (A) hopping through a network of a thousand promenade turntables - in effect circles of spinning concrete alongside the sea - while listening to the tunes played by the DJs and (B) simultaneously doing the limbo under variously low environmentally biodegradable beams in the sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNSS6nzP3uE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ituu4OXUWkA

Finally, my third venture, Cheering London Radio, will seek to enable Londoners to think of their city in an entirely different way. All the presenters will sound Canadian. There will be a constant diet of upbeat songs from the 20th Century. There won't be any news, weather or travel reports or any descriptions of London as it is. Instead, they will refer to the seafront at Fleet Street and the conditions there, discuss the lambing they saw on the moorlands when coming in on the Old Kent Road and have guests describing how they are going to scale the range of mountains from Camden to Hackney. I have already finalised the schedule. The maps will also have been done once I've drawn in the snowscapes, deserts and forests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bqxt0eCcIo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBOoEXL7H18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyt7enNpwvk

What is important is that nobody thinks it is coming from something solid like a building and a studio so I'm working on various station taglines. "From the yacht of mystery in a space beyond the highest rooftops" "Brought to you by just one solitary bird flying way above the crowds". That sort of thing. Oh yes. And all of the jingles will sound like the Beach Boys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js7oJBjvhzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxdwnyfT0D4

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 7:13pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,335 posts

Haggis, tatties & neeps for supper tonight.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:29am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,167 posts

Interesting point and I wonder if this is an age-related senility thing. I regularly do quick crosswords and find out that if I rewrite the down clues horizontally I can work out the answers quickly.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 4:22am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,413 posts

Yes,I do that too.I hope I'm not sea lion yet :)

42.3 c here at the moment, that's 108 F ....it's a bit hot...

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billwill

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:07pm
  • North London, England
  • 5,832 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 31st January 2020, 11:58 AM

Don't they famously have one leg longer than the other?

That seems to be the case in the picture above, comes from (or causes) them to run anti-clockwise around the hills & mountains of Scotland.

Scotland

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:55pm
  • United Kingdom
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I want to know what neeps are.

My decorated Christmas tree is still in place in the living room so it has just about got through January.

Drooping at its lower end ever so slightly but not enough for people to notice.

The next key date to aim for is 8 February when it will have been in place for exactly two months.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 3:56pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 31st January 2020, 11:58 AM

Don't they famously have one leg longer than the other?

As opposed to many Scots on Burns Night, who are completely legless.

Quote: A Horseradish @ 31st January 2020, 2:55 PM

I want to know what neeps are.

It is short for turnips. Which are not the turnips that the English know (& love?). That which is called a turnip in Scotland is what the English know as a swede. So, in short, neeps are swedes (usually mashed).

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Chappers

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 12:03am
  • Surreyish., England
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And Tatties are Potatoes! (I think!)

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 12:11am
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Quote: Chappers @ 1st February 2020, 12:03 AM

And Tatties are Potatoes! (I think!)

Correct. We'll make a Scotsman of you yet.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 1:09am
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I think tatties comes from the discoverer of the potato, Edwin Tayto.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 2:42pm
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Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 1st February 2020, 1:09 AM

I think tatties comes from the discoverer of the potato, Edwin Tayto.

That's interesting. Don't the Irish have a brand (?) Of crisps called Tayto?

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chipolata

  • Monday 23rd March 2020, 4:24pm
  • England
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Chip's new passport has arrived. It's the same colour as the old one! I thought in brave new Brexit Britain ALL passports were blue? Not that I mind, maroon's much better.

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billwill

  • Monday 23rd March 2020, 8:03pm
  • North London, England
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Quote: chipolata @ 23rd March 2020, 4:24 PM

Chip's new passport has arrived. It's the same colour as the old one! I thought in brave new Brexit Britain ALL passports were blue? Not that I mind, maroon's much better.

You haven't been keeping up with the passport news have you.

The passport office aims to waste not want not. The will be using up all their old stock of maroon passports intermixed with the new blue ones. Applicants are not given a choice of whether they get issued a maroon one or a (dark) blue one.