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General Chat => Off Topic => : The Enigmatic Dr X 26 February, 2003, 02:40:42 PM

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: The Enigmatic Dr X 26 February, 2003, 02:40:42 PM
Today I took a copy of the soundtrack to 70s quasi-porn flick "Vampyros Lesbos" into work. I ordered it from Amazon for a colleague (hey-don't judge me, check out the reviews on Amazon - I think I've included a link). He DJs on a semi-professional basis and uses that kind of tune.

It did strike me, though, that I was probably the only person out of the hundreds on my train carrying the soundtrack to a 30 year old Italian softporn flick.

Which begs the question, what's the strangest thing anyone on the board has taken into work?

How about when you were drunk? I once found a kitchen sink on Buchanan Street (and seeing as how everyone on this board knows Glasgow, that should be familiar to you) on the 3am night bus from George Square.

Link: A link with bite?

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: Queen Firey-Bou 26 February, 2003, 03:50:20 PM
well-its-context-innit
(excuse-doomed-keyboard)
i-often-take-a-chain-saw
;3-dogs;broken-glass;nice-leaves;etc,etc-to-work,
very-normal.
talking-to-someone-in-spar-yesterday-i-found
-pairofsocks-in-coat-pocket,not-even-mine.oh,well.
should-see-what-i-keep-in-car,just-in-case.
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: stodge 26 February, 2003, 05:30:35 PM
i once had a work colleague who was an ex-RAF Regiment Officer bring an M72 66mm LAWs (Light Anti-tank Weapon) Rocket launcher into work for me. obviously without the rocket.....

i had this hung on the wall over my computer whilst at university until some little scumbag burgled me and took my hi-fi and the rocket launcher (he crawled through a very small window to get in and out)....it made for an interesting incident report with the police though..(i lived in moss side at the time!!)
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: Art 26 February, 2003, 05:37:50 PM
Bah. That beats my bullet casing...
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: stodge 26 February, 2003, 05:40:59 PM
Art, is that the one i sent you?
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: JayzusB.Christ 26 February, 2003, 05:44:03 PM
For my own part, I once brought a Christmas tree stuffed into a cardboard tube into a nightclub in Germany. Not sure why, my memory of the night is hazy.
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: Art 26 February, 2003, 06:20:42 PM
yup.
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: critter 26 February, 2003, 08:41:09 PM
Which begs the question, what's the strangestthing anyone on the board has taken into work?

Lets see, the strangest thing would have been a hand sewn (by my little self) wizards costume, and my mother-in-law's..er, sorry, a vampire skull. It was Halloween.

Critter
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: Oddboy 26 February, 2003, 08:57:19 PM
Black gaffer tape, white facepaint, black eyeliner & a model of Eric Craven.

Xmas fancy dress party.
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: Art 26 February, 2003, 08:59:38 PM
Oh, I forgot the time I brought in hundreds of plastic army men, aranged them into formation on an empty desks and took photos of them.

(We had a lot of work on then, and frequently worked 14 hour days, so a lot of strange stuff happend late at night. Ah, glory days...)
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: Slippery PD 26 February, 2003, 09:14:13 PM
We had a number of Nerf guns that we used to fight between the production support teams and development.  Strangely (not if you know anything about IT), development used to start the fights having a lot of time on their hands.

Oddest thing I ever brought into work was a black lace bra and panty set withh all the trimmings.  My wifes best friend stayed at her house after a girl night out and left them.  My wife dutifully washed them and gave them to me who took them back.  She worked in the same Building as I

Yer Slippo
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: Proudhuff 26 February, 2003, 10:28:31 PM
My big Brov, tells a tale of me, which I don't remember... which included a heavy snow fall in Central Edinbro, me telling him 'not to live his life like a Tom Waits song' whilst i proceeded to use a fresh salmon to stop a night bus between bus stops on Princes St. The bus fishtailed (hoho)in the snow to an emegency stop upseting all on board. I then attempted to tell the driver (wrongly) that I was really at a bus stop and what i thought of his driving, lucky my Brother: Pinheed, had the good grace to batter (hoho) me about the head with the salmon, much too the amusement of the driver and upset passengers, needless to say the fish never made it home with me and was, perhaps, left on the bus.

My Brov once left four years worth of paintings, sketches and canvases on the Lisbon to Paris bus.You know how it feels when you lose a couple of pages when you don't 'save'on yer PC? multiply that feeling by four years!! he was gutted ( Sorry King Trout, thats the last fishy reference I hope)

The biggest thing ever left on a bus was me! I once awoke at the back of a double decker in Musselburgh Bus depot at about 3am. All the depot doors were locked from the outside and it was very dark, very cold and spooky. That was when the pubs shut at 11, so feck know how long I had been there or what majical mystery tour I took to get there.

Middenpus
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 26 February, 2003, 11:05:47 PM
On a general "leaving things" type note, on September 18th 2001 I was in the USA and left my passport, Mrs X's passport, our plane tickets and all our holiday photos in a taxi.

The AMericans, understandably, were very strict about security.

I can still see Mrs X's face, contorted with tears, as she utters the soul-damaging, heart-felt sob: "Being married to you is my worst nightmare."
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: Slippery PD 26 February, 2003, 11:15:56 PM
I suppose  having a surname of X in america makes you top of the FBI wanted list.

yer Slippo
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: Art 26 February, 2003, 11:22:59 PM
first name: "Mohammed"
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 27 February, 2003, 03:01:15 PM
I think it's actually "Bond" that puts you at the top of the Most Wanted List, as the attached link shows.

I feel kind of let down. Five years at the University of Mad Science, a plot for world domination bubbling along nicely, and they never even blinked an eye lid. Some poor sod goes off on holiday and next thing he's in pokey.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2801673.stm

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: Oddboy 27 February, 2003, 04:14:29 PM
They do look darn similar though - you sure he's not pulling a fast one?
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: Devons Daddy 28 February, 2003, 05:42:22 PM
strangest thing ever brought to work.
we once had a
"exoctic dancer/model/ladies of the short term hire variety."in the pastry kitchen to be covered in chocolate and  have happy birthday written on her for a very posh stag night once.
the pastry chef felt this job needed his personal attention.

not quite the strangest but not the run of the mill sort thing. sadly .
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 28 February, 2003, 08:06:35 PM
So what's the strangest thing you've "had" in the kitchen?
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: mongor2003 28 February, 2003, 08:42:09 PM
I knew a chap once who was into stuffing a pint glass full of mincemeat, microwaving it so it was warm, and then proceed to "mount" it, apparently it felt "just like the real thing", cant say I'm really willing to put this to the test.
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: Oddboy 28 February, 2003, 09:58:04 PM
Wouldn't go round to his place for chili con carne & beer at any rate...
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: Trout 28 February, 2003, 10:08:25 PM
DON'T read this if you're of a sensitive disposition. Or eating.


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I had a flatmate who kept his microwave (back when microwaves were far more rare and expensive) strictly for his own use, in his room.

He would come home with pasties and heat them up and come back into the kitchen and eat them. We hated him.

One day another flatmate got sick of him and - wait for it - did a shit in a carrier bag, then put it in the microwave on full power for ten minutes. It was honking.

Later, the arse with the pasties came home with yet another fine bakery product, failed to notice the smell and heated up his lovely snack.

And ate it.

He never knew why we were laughing.

Heh, heh, heh.

- The evil fish may send this to FHM. Nobody nick it.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 28 February, 2003, 10:31:12 PM
arf! I like that one, Kingy
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: Richmond Clements 01 March, 2003, 06:37:51 PM
One day another flatmate got sick of him and - wait for it - did a shit in a carrier bag, then put it in the microwave on full power for ten minutes. It was honking.

> A guy I worked woth once pissed is another workmates orange juice, I kid you not. But to be fair, we did tell him. After he had drunk it.

Link: rac

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: JayzusB.Christ 01 March, 2003, 07:26:51 PM
I remember a bloke in a training course I did spat a huge, phlegmy gob into the mayonnaise of one of the instructor's sandwiches. She wolfed in into her. I have a hangover, and I've just made myself feel very queasy.
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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2003, 09:58:34 PM
This could be utter bollox but I was talking to someone at convention (whilst very drunk but this not the sort of thing you forget the next morning) that whilst at another convention the guy he was sharing a room with pissed him off for some reason (I think or he could just be a sick bastard, or just one of those escalating practial joke wars). Anyway for a bit of joke, whilst taking a shower, he decided to glop-off into his roomate's shampoo...

What really worried me was the obvious glee in his eyes at my reaction. I decided to go and talk to someone else.
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: Devons Daddy 02 March, 2003, 12:28:05 PM
this is just the sort of thing that people who do not go to conventions thing people who attend them do.

the more i read this thread the more i wonder if this is an I ADMIT I DID THAT.thread .either that we have all met some very strange poeple.

though given the things that go on in the big meg  i think this could prove
fact it often weirder then fiction.
:~)