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by Iris
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 291
Views: 26828

Re: This made me laugh.....

Joan wrote:
1 week ago
I resorted to Google. I regretted it, it's very clever and I wished I had solved it myself.
My degree was in maths, my professional qualification is mathematical and my entire working life has been spent doing maths. I felt quite dumb when I spotted it.

I think I might try it out on cyclechat...
by Iris
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 291
Views: 26828

Re: This made me laugh.....

Joan wrote:
1 week ago
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That took me longer than it should've done!
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2266
Views: 73667

Re: Meanwhile...

We're going on holiday.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Ep6 is brilliant. It guest stars a National Treasure.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Staged. Michael Sheen and David Tennant and friends playing versions of themselves meeting over VC. It's funny, each episode is short and born out of great affection between all the actors.

That, plus Jonathan Creek. Even the very early episodes have aged quite well.
by Iris
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 1863

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

I'm often in the Rutabaga camp too, but I will extract it from its envelope.

On the timeline thing, print magazines do often have a long leadin. An article I wrote in the second half of March for my professional mag was finally published a couple of days ago.
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I never thought one of Busoni's blustering expansions of Bach would be such an emotional experience.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tny5
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 173
Views: 16997

Re: Your Ride Today

Fasted? Really? Why?!

For 100km I'd want to eat well, before, during and after. Personally I'd have gone in the other direction, too. But that's a matter of taste.
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Personally I got used to the theatrical *acting* pretty quickly. That might be because I'm used to the artifice of opera.
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21497

Re: TV/Streaming shows

We watched some of One Man, Two Guvners. I don't know whether it doesn't translate to TV or is just rubbish, but it was rubbish. We loved it. In the shock of week two and after the madness of early March it was the first time I laughed out loud for ages. We've also enjoyed the Covent Garden Glorian...
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Other forthright bishops are available - including the one covering this county. And I seem to remember the Bishop of Willesden's boss not being too happy about Welby's pronouncement.
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

When you have lost the Bishop of Willesden, you have lost the nation. That's a common saying, right? https://twitter.com/petespurs/status/1264594301738246144?s=19 Wikipedia does suggest that he's a Labour party member. Which is curious as his theological background (protegé of George Carey, low chu...
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12419

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Fucking Cummings. Johnson is not only being corrupt, but dumb - this one will run and run, and Starmer will make hay at the next PMQs. I've just written a snotty note to my (Tory) MP. The last time I did that her assistant wrote back and told me she'd just been bereaved. I wonder what will happen th...
by Iris
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 291
Views: 26828

Re: This made me laugh.....

That amused me. When I was younger I spent quite a lot of time while not listening to the chaplain looking at this... 3551682430_950e9c3d35_c.jpg I've only just realised that the Jerusalem Jesus is flying above bears more than a passing resemblance to the sexy new buildings in mid-17th century Oxford.
by Iris
3 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 1863

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

ransos wrote:
3 months ago
As evidence, this is about as reliable as Tory manifesto support for the NHS.
Go on then, find some better evidence for whatever it is you are arguing for. What is it, exactly, you're arguing for, by the way?