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by shanedwyer
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 09:17:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73664

Molly Fountain...I always imagine her looking like the actress Claire Nielson, in the Fawlty Towers episode Waldorf Salad.

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by shanedwyer
Mon 26 Oct, 2015 15:09:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Menu for launch party of the Forbidden Territory
Replies: 2
Views: 4117

It is a bit of a find, isn't it? So let me add my thanks for your brilliant detective work Charles. I've always been intrigued by what they served up at the fabled Hungaria, so, with gratitude, I'll be off in a moment to google those recondite dishes. However, I can't share your delight Darren at th...
by shanedwyer
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 12:24:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73664

But to play the game:

1. William 'Conky Bill' Verney

2. Having given myself some latitude in this department, I'll say Molly Fountain

3. Obergruppenführer Grauber
by shanedwyer
Fri 23 Oct, 2015 12:08:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73664

And we all know Shane's RITHW............
There'd be half a dozen candidates Darren.
by shanedwyer
Fri 16 Oct, 2015 07:26:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 17434

In that case Alan, I'll have my groom drop off my card at the Duc's.

And see if old Greyeyes is up for a few Guinnesses on the Edgware Road and a chat about organising a coup d'état.
by shanedwyer
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 07:24:46
Forum: The Sultan’s Daughter
Topic: I fear this may upset some, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 8961

Brook, being in possession of the King’s Commission, should have known better and acted accordingly. Rape was more than frowned upon by the British officer class of the time. Although the British other ranks did, notoriously, indulge in drunken sprees of rapine against the Spanish peasantry in the...
by shanedwyer
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 16:33:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 17434

Ja ja, thanks for the accolades chaps. But please don't let my brevity or candour hinder the conversation. Have at it with your confessions (c'mon Darren)- this is a cracking thread.
by shanedwyer
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 15:02:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 17434

Which of DW's creations would you most like to have met? And why?
The Black Baroness. Sex.
by shanedwyer
Fri 2 Oct, 2015 14:49:11
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

Well, he's got a point. It's the sentiment that informs the First Commandment. And in the other Homer's Illiad, the gods aren't above having a dust up with their rivals' followers.
by shanedwyer
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 07:27:30
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frederick Frosyth and the Occult
Replies: 2
Views: 3566

I've enjoyed reading FF's stuff on long haul flights. Not enough to buy the man's autobiography though. But I may well scan a copy next time I'm in a Waterstones. So thanks for the page numbers Cibator.
by shanedwyer
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 07:14:38
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

What I always thought an ill-advised wager was DW's devil-worshippers betting their Jermyn Street shirts on Satan winning the Gold Cup (or at least his trying to do right by his followers). You'd have thought educated blokes like that would have at least a passing acquaintance with Revelations or Fa...
by shanedwyer
Wed 30 Sep, 2015 06:57:27
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

With the world's population growing exponentially, one does wonder where the extra souls are coming from.
by shanedwyer
Mon 28 Sep, 2015 11:47:44
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

Coincidence...or a celestial nudge to put your money on the right horse? ;)
by shanedwyer
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 08:02:25
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

I do.

And if Sallust used that one, he might want to consider Pascal's Wager.
by shanedwyer
Mon 21 Sep, 2015 07:22:07
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25250

Yes, infra dig is hardly in common usage. It's a bit of pre-war upper crust slang. I think I picked it from one of those 'humorous' books about social class that seemed to do the rounds back in the 80s. There's an interesting article on Italian profanities in Wikipedia. Porco Dio gets the expected m...

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