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Outpourings / Re: Experiment...
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on June 09, 2019, 09:55:26 PM »
Thanks for the video, Roger, which I enjoyed a lot, including the ending. But even more so for the post that followed.

Here's to friends, everywhere!
Outpourings / Re: Experiment...
« Last post by Roger Kettle on June 08, 2019, 08:27:00 PM »
I was so excited about successfully posting this that I forgot to mention WHY. I've been friends with Ian C. Campbell (go to YouTube and stick that name in) for 47 years. Although we've always kept in touch, I hadn't seen him in ages so my sister and I paid him a visit last Thursday. Ian is 73 now and his health is poor, something that he has had to deal with all his life. He revealed that he had been in hospital 32 times since he was a kid. Due to his illnesses and the drugs he has to take, he basically sleeps for 18 hours a day. What astonishes me is his continuing passion for music. He played in various Glasgow-based bands from the age of 17 and, latterly, turned to teaching guitar when his health wouldn't allow him to travel. His love of music drives him on. One entire room in his small house is a studio, filled with guitars, keyboards and recording gear. He somehow manages to work and write in there daily. The video I posted here and the others available on YouTube were done in this room over the last few years. Given what he has gone through, and continues to go through, I'm in awe of the energy he manages to summon up so that he can keep on playing. He writes and performs some beautiful songs (check out "Candlelight Girl", for example).
I realise this is all a bit personal and I apologise for that. It's just that I find the guy such an inspiration and someone I am really proud to call a friend.
Outpourings / Experiment...
« Last post by Roger Kettle on June 06, 2019, 10:15:48 PM »

Hope this works. More music from my old pal, Ian.
Outpourings / Re: And now jokes . . .
« Last post by Roger Kettle on June 02, 2019, 11:39:57 AM »
Some genuinely funny stuff in there. Excellent!
Outpourings / And now jokes . . .
« Last post by Mince on June 02, 2019, 11:36:25 AM »
1. I discovered a substance that had no mass, and I was like "0mg!"

2. I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.

3. I need constant reassurance, right?

4. There are two types of people in the world: those who need closure

5. My wife accused me of being immature so I told her to get out of my fort.

6. How did no one realise communism was a bad idea; there were so many red flags!

7. Moses was the first person to use Ctrl C as a shortcut.

8. What you call the genocide of a thousand snowmen, I call a field of carrots.

9. Don't date a tennis player: once they've scored, it's not love anymore.

10. I have daily sex. I mean dyslexia.

11. Some people are like Slinkies: not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

12. I for one like Roman numerals.

13. Four thirds of people have trouble with fractions.

14. My three greatest regrets in life are not getting enough sleep, and not learning to count.

15. I hate being bipolar: it's awesome.

16. Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and he doesn't.

17. I saw a sign on a door that said "must remain closed at all times". I was like, dude, you're thinking of a wall.

18. My grandmother would roll over in her ditch if she knew how much we spent on her funeral.

19. I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.

20. I wanted to comfort a grammar Nazi, so I said, "Their, there, they're."
Outpourings / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Diamond Lil on May 31, 2019, 03:25:41 PM »
 .......about to get fined for illegal parking. Please don't tell me you're a traffic warden in your spare time.
Outpourings / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Mince on May 31, 2019, 02:24:19 PM »
I wrote two simply because of the Norton Antivirus answer.


We stand on lines: when together, it's a crime. What are we?
Outpourings / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Roger Kettle on May 30, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
Or maybe it's a magazine rack. I told you it was awful.
Or an ark. Or a shed.
I'm going to bed now.
Outpourings / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Roger Kettle on May 30, 2019, 09:26:10 PM »
The answer to the second one is "coffin" and it's one of the most contrived and pointless riddles I've ever heard. It's awful.

You're better than this, Mince.
Outpourings / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Mince on May 30, 2019, 06:37:56 PM »
Roger has 1. and 3. correct.
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