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  1. Fingers crossed the Baht does the decent thing and weakens.
  2. Spot on RR, I have noticed bars bedecked in the emblems and colours of both tribes in Spanish resorts over the years and it leaves me cold. Best left at home where it appeals to certain types.
  3. "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say." "Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell." "Was it Nina Capelli?" "I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?" "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father! I cannot tell you." The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" "Four months vacation and five good leads..."
  4. I think this gets the idea across.
  5. And that in a nutshell illustrates the delusion of the religious mind. The arrogance of any particular religion to believe that a 93 billion light year wide universe was created just for their cult on a tiny speck in a particular galaxy says it all.
  6. Wouldn't look out of place prowling Beach Road :)
  7. All together now....
  8. Some nice staff as usual Emmy, I’ll have my camera battery well charged when I get back in November.
  9. Absolutely, and even within our own solar system the distances are quite staggering. Another photo I particularly like was taken by Cassini as it passed Saturn, of the Earth and how small it is in the sheer vastness of space.
  10. I have become really fascinated in all things outer space in the past number of years. It really is a pity that we won’t be around in the centuries and millennia to come to see further advances in human space exploration. Just this one photo alone from Hubble is quite mind blowing as far as I’m concerned. Think for a few moments what this represents and that it’s only one tiny fraction of the visible universe.
  11. 50 years ago today Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon, an amazing feat for mankind and arguably one of the most important events in human history. Think about it, a man set foot an another celestial body in our solar system, galaxy, universe, take your pick. I was almost 4 and a half at the time and I remember my father calling me into the living room and telling me to watch this and emphasized how important it was. It might well have been the news I was looking at on 21 July, the live coverage was around 4 am here in Ireland so I am not sure if he would have woken us up to look at it, but I like to believe he did. I had always been told as a kid that the moon was made of cheese, and I was wondering if the man climbing out of the rocket was going to eat the moon. Significantly is the earliest memory in my life that I can actually date with certainty, and to think, so many unknown adventures in life lay ahead for that 4 year old boy. 50 years is a huge chunk of time in any life, so many memories to ponder tonight over a few beers. The old man passed away last year, I’ll have a beer in his honour for having the foresight to ensure I witnessed this momentous event. So how many of you gents in the 55 plus age bracket recall what you were doing that wonderful day all those years ago?
  12. Have a great birthday party Emmy, I hope there will be a good turnout of friends for it.
  13. If you mean this one Boot, she is Jinny. Hope you had a good trip to Patts, it’s been a while.
  14. bumblebee

    Heat Wave

    That Silver Dollar Bar wouldn’t look out of place in Pattaya from the looks of it. Now if we had those beer prices in Los it would certainly take the sting out of the dreadful exchange rate. Good reporting Duke.
  15. Thanks for the updates QG, looking forward to hitting the place again come November.
  16. Just reading this now. It’s my home town and at the time locals were scratching theirs heads who this company is. Never heard of them as undertakers.
  17. Also good to see representatives of both police forces on the island marching together for the first time.
  18. bumblebee

    Heat Wave

    Fortunately being an island we don’t get the same high temperatures as the mainland. My brother is down Spain way this week and he experienced 43 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit) yesterday.
  19. Some of the scenes from today’s pride in Dublin. My the years are flying by.
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