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8,634 thoughts on “The Mega-Post is Dead”

  1. Oh right. So we’re outsourcing our jumps to bots now.

    Next we’ll have to ‘scorch the sky’ to deprive them of their solar power.

  2. Did you have ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolation’ or ‘black lives matter’, Steve? If so, I think you’ll be okay.

  3. Thanks a lot a lot a lot a lot for all the good pleasurable work work that you do do so much much. I would post a link to the fantabulous other research that I might recommend, but I forgot to copy copy it.

    Hate to see anyone miss out on the many treasures that they could could enjoy simply by clicking on the link I forgot to supply, but what the hey hey nonna nonna.

  4. What we need is a link to click to read the bollocks encouraging us to click a link. So we don’t have to read the bollocks.

  5. Hahahaha! “Classy region!” Hahahaha!

    Oh! I need to catch my breath!

    That was funny, Ace. Thank you for the laughter. Needed that.

  6. This is the class region, Ace.


    In which context, yes, Nxxx, they are.

    But not the middle one.

  7. Well, the French were complicit, so why not? Meanwhile, the Statue of Liberty has hinted about going back home till things get sorted out here.

  8. Yes, Happy 4th.

    Our Germans let us down a bit there, clearly. Dear oh dear. But for that pesky Lafayette and the demands of our global war(s), I reckon you’d clearly all still be part of the Empire. Like India and Burma and all that jazz.

    Hang on . . . [touches fingers to headphones] . . . I’m just getting some additional information . . .

  9. I am beginning to think of CARS postings as an erratic analogue of the mystical mythical village of Brigadoon, appearing out of the mists to taunt us only to disappear again until the next appointed time.

  10. Only more erratic, in multiple senses.
    And more digital than analog.
    Technology! Whiskey! Sexy!

  11. Surely ‘Happy England Cricket World Cup’, day, Nxxx?

    The French don’t even play cricket. Except French cricket. Which isn’t really cricket. Nor really French.

    Remind me again why we bother with words?

    1. 20 years after the last top class motorcycle GP win by the French, another today. Amazing the effect of Bastille Day.

  12. I don’t celebrate Bastille Day. I can barely manage Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th and Squawk Like a Parrot Day, which is on November Umpteenth.

  13. Please maintain a safe distance or wear a mask, even in the tunnels. Not sure if the ‘rona or Del’s critters are more dangerous down there…

  14. We’ll need those tunnels when it really hits. Like in War of the Worlds (Jeff Wayne’s version anyway): ‘Underground . . . underground . . . ‘

  15. Ahhh, TLAPD.

    I predict a riot.

    And the government is giving *everyone* their predictions currently.

    So I’m not sure how they can circle that square.

  16. I prefer to talk like a pirate who has had his windpipe perforated in a swashbuckling incident. The hissing and whistling adds a festive touch, but my voice coach says that I have a long way to go before anyone will get my drift.

  17. Sorry not to have been around for a while but I’ve been binge watching The Kardashians in prescient anticipation of today’s sad announcement regarding the termination of that Great Social Good.

    I think we’ve all had a tear in our eye since then.

    First CARS, then the K’s. Whatever next . . .

  18. I was probably Del who got rich off CARS. Who else was running a business here? It cost me an arm and a leg for the first iFlame that I bought, and then I had to buy replacement limbs from her to get my body parts back in order. There was that mix-up where I ended up with two left feet — I was planning to sue her because she wouldn’t give me a refund or exchange, but then I realized that I actually could dance better with two left feet. Oy vey!

    I think Del left because she had saturated the market (with blood), or because she wanted to spend more time with her family (of critters?).

    1. Correction:“It was Del,” NOT “I was Del.”

      I was definitely not Del, nor a ‘bot, nor a troll. I am being frank and earnest, however.

  19. IT like a pirate?

    But surely that’s just running up flags and shouting ‘Surrender, you lubbers’ at passing ships?

    . . .

    I should do more puns there really (cables, rigging, webs and so on) but I’m tired and I’m outsourcing that to you lot.

    You’re welcome.

  20. A little bird (possibly a parrot) told me that the romanticized pirate speech has its roots in Cornish speech. Do either of you islanders have an ancient friend from Cornwall who can give advanced tips for aspiring pirate-talkers? The book Piratese for Dummies is sold out at my local bookstore, along with Ventriloquism for Dummies.

  21. Cornwall is a Celtic outpost Ace. Anyway yer scurvy dogs, show a leg, there be a Spanish galleon on th port bow (surely port is produced in Portugal and sherry in Spain., however sherry bow does not make much sense.) so sharpen up ee cutlas, prime ee pistols an get thee to ee grappling ooks, or il ave ee keelorled, aaaggghhh. Remember th Pirate’s vow, all for an one for all. By th way, i got a hell of a migraine so doee mind if i go back to me ammock for a bit more kip?



    Sorry, I just got caught up in the coronafrenzy there for a moment.

    In rather splendid otherings, my wife’s got a stye and so will be wearing an eyepatch. She’s about a week late for TLAPD but I’m claiming an extension on the grounds of excessive comedic pisstakery.

  23. Two weeks ago, one of our dogs had an eye removed. So we of course got a skull and crossbones eyepatch for TLAPD. But I can’t post the picture here (for technical reasons, not because it’s gross or anything like that).

  24. Just taken three and tree quarters of an hour to update ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Never took that long on either oof my Mini Macs. Admittedly all the apps are free but not as good or inter related as on Macs.
    Now consider a decision, pay for funeral or Macbook?

  25. Depends whose funeral, Nxxx.

    Do be honest, smacking someone for about a grand is a bit of bargain around here – the going rate’s apparently 10K – so . . .

  26. In Gravesend, you have a superior class of person to those in Croydon, even if it is the Riviera of the Wandle. Shakespeare realised that when he placed Queen Elizabeth 1st “heart and stomach of a king” speech on the other side of the river, making Essex the spin county of Britain.
    Hoping for the privilege of a pauper’s grave paid for by Boris, unless Covid gets him again.

  27. That’s bad news for Croydon, Nxxx. Apparently we have a Gravesendian on ‘Bake Off’. She’s pointed out that Hob Nobs are considered posh in our neck of the woods. That sounds about right. Particularly if she swore mid-sentence and nutted someone.

  28. Worse news from Croydon today although it will end one of my anxieties. Local Catholic convent girls’ school Virgo Fidelis, will be closed as the gothic building is not safe.

    I will no longer have to wonder whether old girls are called “Old Virgins” or “Old Faithfuls”.

  29. I have been trying to follow your comments, but fear I am suffering from a peculiar form of dementia that makes understanding the English language difficult to parse, especially if the English is especially English.

    However, we seem to have arrived at a Covid triumvirate with Bolsnaro, Johnson, and Trump (AKA The Three Stooges).

  30. See, I thought 2020 was a bit shit. But then the Three Stooges got a heavy dose of Karma and suddenly things ain’t so bad.

  31. Was checking on updates for ubuntu 20.04 and whilst watching the resulting download, noted 2 bits called libmutter and mutter.

    Do the present Mac updates have such exotic terms?

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