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Published: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:20:36 +0200

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Re: The Next One

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:20:36 +0200

I had a message from Amazon today that said Early Riser will be out 27 June 2017



Re: The Next One

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:13:36 +0200

More news from [url=http://www.jasperfforde.com/whatsnew.html]The Wall[/url]: Sky1 have greenlit the production of Dragonslayer to begin filming pretty soon, and to be broadcast at Christmas 2016, Sky1. Early Riser to be 2017.



Re: George Formby Grills commercial

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:32:01 +0100

[url] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWbdMRb4buY [/url]



George Formby Grills commercial

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:30:47 +0100

[url] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWbdMRb4buY {/url]



Re: Resurrection of The Treehouse - Revenge of the Squirrels

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:02:10 +0100

Well, Happy New Year to all (belatedly). accepts sympathy. wonders if it was orchestrated? And, if so, by whom? Had the tea, coffee and a small amount of alcohol - just medicinal quantities of course - some chocolate and a lot of water. No airconditioning and 40C plus days with 26C nights. I wonder how we coped in the 1950/60s before a/c became a normal item in every day life?



Re: Cheese smuggling

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:53:35 +0100

Is there a market for cheesey titles. Such as Englebert Humperdinck's 'Cheese release me.' or Raymond Chandler's 'Cheese My Lovely'?



Re: The Next One

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:30:43 +0100

The Great Panjandrum has [url=http://www.jasperfforde.com/whatsnew.html]announced and promised[/url] to spend on day per month on maintaining the website. The number of additions this year to date amounts to 2 (two), an overdraft that drains all possibilities of hearing further until February 28, no 29. No statement has been made on the number of days (not sure whether the plural is justified) per month being spent on the new book, whatever its title. O, and a happy readingfull 2016 to all of you.



Re: Cheese smuggling

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 13:28:16 +0100

Sweet dreams are made of cheese who am I to dis the brie



Re: Resurrection of The Treehouse - Revenge of the Squirrels

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:26:15 +0100

(But no tea. Coffee, yeah. Alcohol, yeah! But no tea.)



Re: The Great Vowel Shift

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:27:49 +0100

I initially thought 'castor oil' but the I reread the title of the thread and I blame Melvyn Bragg for the book/TV series 'The Adventure of English'. Before that no one was aware of it to any marked extent.



Re: Resurrection of The Treehouse - Revenge of the Squirrels

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:23:26 +0100

It's that time again, forum members! We have had our first major bushfire of the year and it isn't even summer yet. I've just heard that 85,000 hectares (roughly 200,000 acres) have gone up in flames. That's a lot of skippys, a larger number of bunnies, and an unknown as yet quantity of baa lambs and their aunties. My daughter lives at Nuriootpa which was in the line of the fire and the town was being evacuated. We now have a population of Birman and Burmese cats. a Bernese mountain dog, three mixed breed moggies two Norwegian Forest cats and there's no partridge in a pear tree. That is because the tree died of unknown causes and I think one of the feline population got to the bird. Also a visiting Samoyed but he is asleep and doesn't count.



Re: Map of Literature

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:05:52 +0100

My admittedly damaged memory seems to recall an item such as this as having been observed and commented upon in these threads in the last couple of years.



Map of Literature

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 03:12:39 +0200

This seems familiar. [url] http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/map-of-literature?utm_term=.ydJDWQ1Ve#.bjgd975rw [/url]






Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:57:59 +0200

00) Potentially all of animal, vegetable and mineral, on various philosophical levels. It is manufactured. 01) Planet Earth? No. 02) Dark matter? No, definitely not dark matter. 03) Bigger than a breadbox? No, it would typically fit in a breadbox, although some oversized ones wouldn't. 04) Does it have handles? No handles in the design, no. 05) Would you make any strange noises if you picked one up? I wouldn't, but some would make noises. 06) Would an Australian eat one? No, most Australians would not try to eat one. 07) Is it a form of transport? No, decisively not. 08) Transparent? No, no, no, no. No. Negative. Non. 09) Usually found in the home? Yes! 10) An electronic device? No. 11) Would we all have or have had one, normally? Yes. 12) An item of furniture? No. 13) Form of crockery? No. 14) Is it a person? Not to you or me, probably. 15) Is it underwear? No, not at all. 16) Is it a teddy bear? YES! THE GAZEBO OF HONOUR IS YOURS!






Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 06:14:58 +0200

16) Is is a teddy bear?



The Great Vowel Shift

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:09:49 +0200

I blame Vanna White.



Regency Cosmo magazine

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:09:11 +0200

I thought this might be of interest. Its a FaceBook post, so I hope you all can see it. [url] https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKarenHawkins/photos/a.10150869113464679.432696.287333464678/10153558835474679/?type=1&theater [/url]



Re: trying to find..........

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:53:50 +0200

I don't know Bunyip it wasn't meant to be anything specific. Also in keeping with the nature of pies on this fforum, here is a Weeble and Bob spectacular... https://youtu.be/JtLMzIOlmbs (I promise Skids, no rickrolling this time!)






Re: Define that word! immediately!

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:19:44 +0200

indefinable: an educated cuttlefish called Sid. define: inexplicable






Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:54:08 +0200

00) Potentially all of animal, vegetable and mineral, on various philosophical levels. It is manufactured. 01) Planet Earth? No. 02) Dark matter? No, definitely not dark matter. 03) Bigger than a breadbox? No, it would typically fit in a breadbox, although some oversized ones wouldn't. 04) Does it have handles? No handles in the design, no. 05) Would you make any strange noises if you picked one up? I wouldn't, but some would make noises. 06) Would an Australian eat one? No, most Australians would not try to eat one. 07) Is it a form of transport? No, decisively not. 08) Transparent? No, no, no, no. No. Negative. Non. 09) Usually found in the home? Yes! 10) An electronic device? No. 11) Would we all have or have had one, normally? Yes. 12) An item of furniture? No. 13) Form of crockery? No. 14) Is it a person? Not to you or me, probably. 15) Is it underwear? No, not at all.



Re: trying to find..........

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:14:58 +0200

Ref: Lymond's posting: Why does this remind me of Bloodnok and his 'I don't know who you are sir, but you've done me a power of good!'



Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:11:04 +0200

Is it a pair of worn unwashed underpants?



Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:38:45 +0200

00) Potentially all of animal, vegetable and mineral, on various philosophical levels. It is manufactured. 01) Planet Earth? No. 02) Dark matter? No, definitely not dark matter. 03) Bigger than a breadbox? No, it would typically fit in a breadbox, although some oversized ones wouldn't. 04) Does it have handles? No handles in the design, no. 05) Would you make any strange noises if you picked one up? I wouldn't, but some would make noises. 06) Would an Australian eat one? No, most Australians would not try to eat one. 07) Is it a form of transport? No, decisively not. 08) Transparent? No, no, no, no. No. Negative. Non. 09) Usually found in the home? Yes! 10) An electronic device? No. 11) Would we all have or have had one, normally? Yes. 12) An item of furniture? No. 13) Form of crockery? No. 14) Is it a person? Not to you or me, probably.



Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:31:38 +0200

Is it a person (even though this [i]may[/i] contradict 00)?



Re: Christopher Lee, RIP

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:33:34 +0200

My sister and I wrote a fan letter to Christopher in 1959 to which he graciously replied. Goodness knows where we got his address from but I remember he lived in Eccleston Square. We told the man who delivered our bread that he looked like Christopher Lee and he said he was his brother.



Re: Tweet tweet

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:26:40 +0200

yes Egon you must tell us. Was it the end of life as we know it? Are we all writing our quippy comments in the sands of technology waiting for a great tide of ennui to wash it away? do we even exist ? Is this the real world.? Why have I been forced to take a 76 years old lover?? Who is looking after us all?