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On 28/02/2022 at 23:48, Futtocks said:

On your way to storm the Capitol last January?

Jeez, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

On 28/02/2022 at 23:48, Futtocks said:

On your way to storm the Capitol last January?

 

I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society. We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it?

J. K. Rowling

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Didn’t realise the heritage centre was back open. Thought it was gone for good after COVID.

There’s something about the cabin of that APT that makes me want some shortbread and a cuppa.

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One of the four Boeing 747SPs (the short fuselage version produced in the 1970s) still flying is being taken out of service by NASA.

 

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I may have found my new favourite motor sport! :kolobok_biggrin:

 

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I saw a Piaggio Avanti earlier. Funny little plane that one with its small forward wing on its nose and its main wing set very far back on the fuselage behind all the passenger seating. Oddest feature with it though is its pusher turboprops, you don't see a pusher configuration too often these days. 

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5 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I saw a Piaggio Avanti earlier. Funny little plane that one with its small forward wing on its nose and its main wing set very far back on the fuselage behind all the passenger seating. Oddest feature with it though is its pusher turboprops, you don't see a pusher configuration too often these days. 

Odd-looking thing - a bit like one of Burt Rutan's designs.

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I have booked this Friday off work. Partly to do a bit of Birthday present shopping, but also* to ride the new Elizabeth Line/Crossrail a bit and explore the new station areas.

*mainly.

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On 04/05/2022 at 21:15, Futtocks said:

 

But it doesn't actually open as its in bits and won't really open until next year.

 

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16 minutes ago, Padge said:

But it doesn't actually open as its in bits and won't really open until next year.

If you can travel from one station to another, it is at least partially open.

 

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

If you can travel from one station to another, it is at least partially open.

 

So as I said its not open its partially open.

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1 minute ago, Padge said:

So as I said its not open its partially open.

But it's very definitely not closed.

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1 minute ago, Futtocks said:

But it's very definitely not closed.

Its open in the way BJ attended no parties. They had to open the doors on something before next week.

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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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On 20/05/2022 at 01:40, Futtocks said:

I may have found my new favourite motor sport! :kolobok_biggrin:

 

Watch some grasstrack sidecar racing , very dangerous .

Lad did some grasstracking on a mx bike 10ish years ago . 

Sidecars did well to get to start line , most broke down or had a fire or two well before thsy got on the track .

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Motorcycle Chariot Racing! https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/motorcycle-chariot-races-photos/ 

 

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