Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:35 pm

Burningaham wrote:But the best bit was standing under the Vulcan looking up into the bomb bay, and he says “dad, this one is my favourite”.


To me, the Vulcan is as iconic and awe-inspiring as the Lancaster or the Spitfire. Although it doesn't have the combat history, the sheer size, sound and shape of it make it one of Britain's most amazing pieces of aviation engineering. I remember seeing it for the first time at an air display at Headcorn a couple of years ago and it was jaw-droppingly awesome. Completely blew me away.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU_Del on Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 pm

You think you've seen every single way a 'keeper can muff a backpass? Nope...
https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/926888797786312704
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:34 pm

"We need a collective idea to be spread all across forums and social media".


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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Tenbury on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:34 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
To me, the Vulcan is as iconic and awe-inspiring as the Lancaster or the Spitfire. Although it doesn't have the combat history, the sheer size, sound and shape of it make it one of Britain's most amazing pieces of aviation engineering. I remember seeing it for the first time at an air display at Headcorn a couple of years ago and it was jaw-droppingly awesome. Completely blew me away.


Somewhere on the web there'll be a copy of a R4 programme from a few years ago detailing the use of the Vulcans in the Falklands conflict. Fascinating stuff.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Hampshire Hammer on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 am

One of the reasons I kept a VCR was having films like Harvey on video and not seeming to be able to buy it on DVD. On saturday we were early and went in HMV to kill time, I found and bought Harvey so will be watching it tonight. 8-)
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Tenbury wrote:
Somewhere on the web there'll be a copy of a R4 programme from a few years ago detailing the use of the Vulcans in the Falklands conflict. Fascinating stuff.


If you haven't read it, Vulcan 607 is a superb read. The planning and the number of aircraft required to get one bomber to the Falklands is mind blowing.

Put it on your Christmas list :thup:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Remembering that the company gives us friday off this week, for Remembrance Sunday or something.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby vietnammer on Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:40 pm

Tenbury wrote:Somewhere on the web there'll be a copy of a R4 programme from a few years ago detailing the use of the Vulcans in the Falklands conflict. Fascinating stuff.


Think I've seen that (might have been iPlayer) and what had to be done to get one bomber down there was quite hair-raising. No spoilers, but it's well worth watching.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby pablo jaye on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:25 pm

WHU_Del wrote:You think you've seen every single way a 'keeper can muff a backpass? Nope...
https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/926888797786312704


Excellent - it looks like he saw the penalty spot in his peripheral vision and thought that was the ball!!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU_Del on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:43 pm

WHU_Del wrote:You think you've seen every single way a 'keeper can muff a backpass? Nope...
https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/926888797786312704

pablo jaye wrote:Excellent - it looks like he saw the penalty spot in his peripheral vision and thought that was the ball!!

It's the double-take I like.
Swings at the 'ball', it takes a split-second to realise that he hasn't actually kicked something and looks completely confused!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby delbert on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:41 am

Having the advert for the "Wish" shopping app pop up on my Facebook, today's trending items are Picatinny Rails for rifles and a natty knuckle duster.
They must know I work in south London....... :)
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Clacton-ammer on Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:40 am

Arbeloa - you know, that great signing, on twitter he said something along the lines "better late than never", then the parody accounts got hold of it and absolutely slaughtered him :lol:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:44 pm

Discovering that my kitchen fitter (a great bloke, as it goes) drives a Transit with double "Ford GT" stripes and 18" alloys. Dunno what it is about jacked-up Transits that always makes me chuckle.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby WHU_Del on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:59 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpFIkSxbV0c&t=6s
Catching up on Sunday's Robot Wars, when this battle made me laugh out loud.
Somehow, one of the robots manages to self-destruct. As it does so, it sends a spinning metal bar weighing 40kg flying across the arena, and it smashes through the polycarbonate wall.
There's a brilliant shot at about 2:25, of the hosts reaction when it explodes.
I imagine it might have been a touch disconcerting if you were sat in the arena watching, but it was hilarious sat at home!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby warp on Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:20 pm

arriving in the canteen right in time for the last portion and a half of sirloin :scarfer:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby E7Iron on Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:46 am

Cheese and Marmite toasties! Cracking.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:34 am

Finding ' Lily ' our next door but one neighbours' collie dog up on top of the scaffolding with 6 of our builders , Lord only knows how any of them didn't trip over her - as soon as she saw me she jumps down , gets a stick and lays it at my feet for me to throw for her . Lovely dog , was here today as well .
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby chigwells finest on Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:40 am

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 am

chigwells finest wrote:unsubcribing from all social media platforms , fb/twitter etc


FB is a virus.
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