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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8145 on: 07 May, 2021, 11:13:09 PM »
Me, my front motorbike brake jammed last Tuesday while I was on my way to the mechanic's to get the front brake of my motorbike fixed.  Now I'm hobbling about with a stick and have a bruise that looks like the spot on Jupiter. 

Jayzis, Jayzus!  Mind yourself there our lad. Great to hear stories of good neighbours,  though.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8146 on: 08 May, 2021, 07:28:56 AM »

Sitting in the Sharkshed having a brew and mourning the saddest of yesterdays before going out to work. It's properly lashing it down outside and I've got toothache.

Gah.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8147 on: 08 May, 2021, 09:11:59 AM »

Sitting in the Sharkshed having a brew and mourning the saddest of yesterdays before going out to work. It's properly lashing it down outside and I've got toothache.

Gah.



Tootache is a real bitch. I used to pull a tooth out when I was a kid by tying the tooth with a thread on one end, then wrap the other end on a doorknob. So when someone opens it...
Reyt, you lot. Shut up, belt up, 'n if ye can't see t' bloody exit, ye must be bloody blind.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8148 on: 08 May, 2021, 10:23:15 AM »
Tootache is a real bitch. I used to pull a tooth out when I was a kid by tying the tooth with a thread on one end, then wrap the other end on a doorknob. So when someone opens it...

Heeey - didn't that only happen in cartoons?

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8149 on: 08 May, 2021, 11:02:57 AM »
Tootache is a real bitch. I used to pull a tooth out when I was a kid by tying the tooth with a thread on one end, then wrap the other end on a doorknob. So when someone opens it...

Heeey - didn't that only happen in cartoons?

Where do you think cartoons took inspiration from?
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8150 on: 08 May, 2021, 12:15:41 PM »

I used to work with a bloke whose dad was in the Marines and eschewed the dentist. Having seen it done "in the field," the dad took a pair of long-nosed pliers and attempted to take his own tooth out. In the end, of course, he had to go to the dentist anyway to dig out all the broken shards he'd left behind. Worse, he'd been worrying at the wrong tooth.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8151 on: 08 May, 2021, 01:41:26 PM »
To this day, I still have to turn away from watching "The Marathon Man" when Laurence Olivier - as the evil Nazi dentist, Zell - gives Dustin Hoffman an oral check-up.

"Is it safe?"

Shudder...

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8152 on: 08 May, 2021, 01:57:24 PM »
My dad was a dentist and that was his least favourite film! Ever.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8153 on: 08 May, 2021, 01:59:52 PM »
To this day, I still have to turn away from watching "The Marathon Man" when Laurence Olivier - as the evil Nazi dentist, Zell - gives Dustin Hoffman an oral check-up.

"Is it safe?"

Shudder...

Ugh. Don't mention it. I am always reminded why I hate to go to the dentist. Although I learned from that movie that oil of cloves can fix your toothache (albeit temporarily).
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8154 on: 08 May, 2021, 02:36:18 PM »

Was it American History X that introduced me to the charming idea of biting a kerb while somebody stomps on the back of the victim's head? >shudder<

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8155 on: 08 May, 2021, 02:58:39 PM »
I would be a bit wary of anyone who was familiar with that procedure before seeing that movie. I wonder if they do it in any of the nine prequels...
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8156 on: 08 May, 2021, 04:06:19 PM »
Jayzis, Jayzus!  Mind yourself there our lad. Great to hear stories of good neighbours,  though.

Cheers TB!  Very much on the mend now.  My bruise looks more like a minor planetoid now.


Sitting in the Sharkshed having a brew and mourning the saddest of yesterdays before going out to work. It's properly lashing it down outside and I've got toothache.

Gah.



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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8157 on: 08 May, 2021, 04:50:13 PM »

Was it American History X that introduced me to the charming idea of biting a kerb while somebody stomps on the back of the victim's head? >shudder<
One of the most horrifying scenes in all of cinema. >shudder indeed<

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8158 on: 05 June, 2021, 06:15:50 AM »
The house alarm in the neighbouring apartment enters its 24th hour of Bank Holiday Weekend gone-home-to-Donegal unattended fun. No-one has a key, contact number isn't working, management company's "emergency desk" can't even remember the name of the estate between calls, so I'm not expecting miracles.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8159 on: 05 June, 2021, 06:24:55 AM »
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