You know what really makes me laugh?


I’ve just seen this recent offering from Wierd Al Yankovic on another site, it rather made me laugh.


quote=“pEp” post=19737]I thought that was you…[/quote]
Nah not me.

[quote=“Perry Mason” post=19739]You know GHE2 you do amount some boll…: rubbish.

But hey let’s turn the clock back 50 years, issue everyone with a slide rule and abacus and everything will be alright.[/quote]
Oh come on we were saddled with Bader and told we had to make it work. At work you would get the option of a proper training package for software, apart from a booklet we have nothing. I have to sit down with new staff and try and explain it. I can do this at work with new starters, because I use what we have day in day out, then we can arrange for proper training. The main thrust of this series of emails is the poor structure and naff search facility.

I couldn’t beleve the intransigence and mindset of the chap from HQAC and went a long, long, long, way to show the lack of understanding of the lot of the volunteer in the Ivory Towers. It was interesting to see it first hand rather than anecdotally. If he’d said OK to the request for a link and not tried to justify/rationalise his actions for not providing one, it wouldn’t have escalated. If I replied to an email from a client like that at work, my line manager would be apprasing me of my options. But then we as volunteers don’t have that relationship with the higher organisation, we are told how it is and don’t dare say anything. Our ExO gets a 15-30 minute slot to update on admin at our CO’s Meetings each year. If he gets out within an hour and not feeling like he’s been put through the wringer, he doing well, because he displays this mindset.


The latest CROs detailing the frequency ban to take place during the commonwealth games, that have come out AFTER the commonwealth games have finished!



[quote=“pEp” post=20161]The latest CROs detailing the frequency ban to take place during the commonwealth games, that have come out AFTER the commonwealth games have finished!


It was first in the May CROs, so job done before the event, just no one told them it was over


Any film / series with Robin Williams. RIP funny man with a dark cloak following him.


The eu ban on hoovers with motors greater than 1600W as they want to reduce CO2 emissions. It strikes me as funny that the tiny minded idiots who thought of this haven’t considered people will have them running for longer to do the same amount of work, thus using more electricity and therefore more CO2. Therefore getting higher bills which will mean pressure from consumers on politicians about OTT fuel costs. They said that in a couple of years it will reduce hoover motors to a maximum of 900W. My wife said it will be worth buying 2 or 3 more powerful ones and sticking them in the loft.
They also said there are proposals to reduce the wattage of kettles and hairdryers among other things. :ohmy:


I’m assuming there will be no ban on the sale of more powerful motors, as a component that could be fitted to all sorts of things.

Could this see a profitable side line in re-motoring vacuum cleaners emerging I wonder?



I can imagine now would be a good time to start a vacuum cleaner business in, say, Jersey.

[quote=“glass half empty 2” post=20609]
They also said there are proposals to reduce the wattage of kettles and hairdryers among other things. :ohmy:[/quote]

Kettles? Seriously? Clearly physics isn’t required knowledge for EU bureaucrats.


Making me laugh today, when manager took my suggestion and put it in his thought fridge to snack on later.

And yes. I was laughing at him.


I despise management-gobbledegook. Couldn’t this tosser just have said: [I]“Thanks, BF!. Send it to me via email and I’ll have a look at your suggestion later”[/I]


‘2014 Comptetions Results’ - I wonder why the academic awards have been suspended! :stuck_out_tongue:


Also the fact that they were initially sent out incorrect

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


We had a manager who would say “we’ll float that idea on a raft and see if it survives the storm of discussion”, rather than what are people’s thoughts.


The squadron in the H&S newsletter with their flight identifying cap badge backing in red and yellow, and possibly green. :frowning:


Gunner, you must Aspire to Inspire :slight_smile:

[quote] I think we need to hit the ground running, keep our eye on the ball, and make sure that we are singing off the same song-sheet. At the end of the day it is not a level playing field and the goalposts may move; if they do, someone may have to pick it up and run with it. We therefore must have a golf bag of options hot-to-trot from the word “go”. It is your train set but we cannot afford to leave it on the back burner; we’ve I got a lot of irons in the fire right now.

We will need to un-stick a few potential poo traps but it all depends on the flash-to-bang time and fudge factor allowed. Things may end up slipping to the left and, if they do, we will need to run a tight ship. I don’t want to reinvent the wheel but we must get right into the weeds on this one. If push comes to shove, we may have to up-stumps and then we’ll be in a whole new ball game.

I suggest we test the water with a few warmers in the bank. If we can produce the goods then we are cooking with gas. If not, then we are in a world of hurt. I don’t want to die in a ditch over it but we could easily end up in a flat spin if people start getting twitchy.

To that end, I want to get around the bazaars and make sure the movers and shakers are on side from day one. If you can hit me with your shopping list I can take it to the head honchos and start the ball rolling. I know you’re not the sharpest tool in the box and may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but together we’ll be the best thing since sliced bread.

There is light at the end of the tunnel and I think we have backed a winner here. If it gets blown out of the water, however, I will be throwing a track. So get your feet into my in-tray and give me chapter and verse as to how you see things panning out. As long as our ducks are in a row I think the ball will stay in play and we can come up smelling of roses.
Before you bomb-burst and throw smoke it is imperative we nail our colours to the mast and look at the big picture. We’ve got to march to the beat of the drum. We are on a sticky wicket, we’ll need to play with a straight bat and watch out for fastballs.

I’ve been on permanent send for long enough and I’ve had my ten pence worth. I don’t want to rock the boat or teach anyone to suck eggs. We must keep this firmly in our sight picture and not under our hats or it will fall between the cracks. If the cap fits, wear it, but it may seem like pushing fog uphill with a sharp stick.

Did you all get that?


On the BBC website a story about sham gay marriages for illegals to get citizenship. :lol: :lol: The best part is it seems that registrars are probably less willing to question them than a heterosexual marriage, in case they get a accused of something or other, so making the gay marriage easy meat for the fraudsters.
Needed this on Monday to lighten mood in the office.


The story about Top Gear apparently getting kicked out of Argentina due to a number plate. Just makes the programme even more of a must watch.


no apparent about it

their cars were stoned and they were forced to abandon their cars and flee to the border, cutting short their filming


Very brave people, these Argies, especially when its 3 versus a couple of hundred…

An ex-para friend of mine who fought in the war before transferring to us, went down to the Falklands for the 30th anniversary. He told us that at one point in their tour, some Argentine veterans pitched up. When they saw a large group of men wearing red berets turn and face them, they left very, very quickly!


Just like any sensible person should do!