Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby uptonparkhurst on Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:19 am

southbrishammer wrote:In addition to the above answers, anomalies of overseas markets can help. Apparently The Sweet are huge in Germany (they play metal these days rather than the glam rock we know them for) and still play massive sellout concerts there.


I'll bet "BALLROOM BLITZ" goes down well, and "DESERT FOX ON THE RUN" :P
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:19 pm

not that he needed the money but:

"Johnny's Theme" is an instrumental jazz song played as the opening theme of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from the show's inception in 1962 through its finale in 1992. The piece was composed by Paul Anka. Anka estimated that "Johnny's Theme" was played more than 1.4 million times over the course of 30 years. As its original composer, Paul Anka also was paid each time the song was broadcast, earning him an average of about $200,000 per year.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm

When is someone going to break it to Danny Dyer that most English, if not British people could probably trace their ancestry, right back to ancient royalty...
Richard III must have been turning in his car park...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby James P on Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:53 am

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:Anka estimated that "Johnny's Theme" was played more than 1.4 million times over the course of 30 years.


That’d be 127 times a day, every single day for 30 years.

I’m sceptical.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:01 am

I don't know how these things work...

however, if they play it at the beginning and at every break and the end..let's say that maybe 10 times, the show was on 5 days a week.

50 times a week x 30 years = 78K

so I don't know where that figure came from........merely passing it along...I didn't investigate it (obviously)

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:51 am

In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:10 am

Why do motorbikes have to have mirrors yet bicycles don't.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Shy Ted on Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:17 am

ageing hammer wrote:Why do motorbikes have to have mirrors yet bicycles don't.


There is no legal requirement to have mirrors on a motorcycle.
The same goes for ashtrays. :wink:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:46 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?



A lump of resin... :wink:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:03 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?

That's to hide your drugs in.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RichieRiv on Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:15 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?


For your watch, in the days of fob watches.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?


A Johnny.

Although mine only fit in the big pocket.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby S-H on Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:19 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?


One of David Sullivan's hands.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Kludgehammer on Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:03 pm

Shy Ted wrote:There is no legal requirement to have mirrors on a motorcycle.
The same goes for ashtrays. :wink:


WhyTF would you want mirrors on an ashtray?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:58 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:In a pair of jeans, whats the little pocket within the big pocket for?


S-H wrote:One of David Sullivan's hands.


Close.They were actually designed for Jeremy Beadle.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby S-H on Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:11 pm

:D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Shy Ted on Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:12 pm

Shy Ted wrote:There is no legal requirement to have mirrors on a motorcycle.
The same goes for ashtrays. :wink:


Kludgehammer wrote:WhyTF would you want mirrors on an ashtray?


:lol:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammers Dad on Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Why hasn't someone invented a teapot for service stations that doesn't leak?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby badabing on Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:45 am

Why are M.P`s referred to in Parliament as "my right honourable colleague", there`s nothing honourable about any of them toerags?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:56 am

Think you have to have been a cabinet member to get 'right honorable'. I like the 'right' bit, it's like 'you're right orrible' or 'you're right stupid'.
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