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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Mar 14th 2019, 3:35 pm
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We did a similar thing soaking newspapers in unleaded to start a fire for a film my mate was making years ago. Worked surprisingly well.

Now what wasn't fun, since apart from having a small part, I was mainly assigned to 'sound and lighting' was having to stand there holding a foil plate with a lit firelighter on it to give a 'firelight' lighting effect for the scene. Looking back that probably wasn't very safe to breathe in
Oh I dunno… It's cos kids these days don't breath in firelighters and burning tyres that they all get allergies.
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Oh I dunno… It's cos kids these days don't breath in firelighters and burning tyres that they all get allergies.
Well I never breathed in either as a kid and I'm not allergic to anything .

I did that when I was 25 and I was a smoker at the time anyway, so I'd already been putting similar kind of shite in my lungs for the previous 9 years.
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Well I never breathed in either as a kid and I'm not allergic to anything .

I did that when I was 25 and I was a smoker at the time anyway, so I'd already been putting similar kind of shite in my lungs for the previous 9 years.
I'm protected by a layer of lead, built up from years of paint licking.
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Ingenious.
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Made me smile a little, on my German side.
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Made me smile a little, on my German side.
Is that your front side or your back side?

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What, you mean Henry Kissinger was not a force for peace in the world?
Met him at the "Blue Springs" oasis, near Ksar es Souk in the Moroccan Sahara in 1981. Gendarmes rounded up all the "Europeans" and ushered them into an area where we were given fresh dates and yoghurt (I thought..... actually Camel milk!! ). They told us that "some bigwig from Casablanca is coming" and a little later a limo pulled in and Kissinger and his wife stepped out - she looking like she was ready for a vogue shoot. He greeted each of us with "Vair too you comm from?" (his accent in reality seemed worse than on TV) and I really, really, wanted to answer "Russia!", but chickened out

Why he was there, God only knows...... We got back on the road through he Atlas mountains to Marrakech.... late. He cost me dinner
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No, I didn't see that one. The guy in the still there looks like Mac from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has reached his final form

I'll check the video out properly later, best not to watch it here in work ...
Only a 4x10 minute taster, supposed to drum up funds for a real TV series. Good though.... and a great Mrs Doyle moment....

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Red diesel. That's another classically Irish thing, isn't it? Is that like the big tankers full of 'None of your business, f eck off' that would run through Crossmaglen in the wee hours of the morning?
That's yer man! Untaxed agricultural diesel, dyed red so as to prevent its misuse - so every townland had a wideboy who knew how to clean it up. Honest!
I'd guess "the boys" would have been into it in a big way up around the border - easy money. I hate to think how much HMRC contributed to "the cause"
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Made me smile a little, on my German side.
On Shannonside that would be translated as "He's got a face ye couldn't tire of punching!"
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Old Mar 14th 2019, 7:26 pm
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Only a 4x10 minute taster, supposed to drum up funds for a real TV series. Good though.... and a great Mrs Doyle moment....
Still worth a look anyway.

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That's yer man! Untaxed agricultural diesel, dyed red so as to prevent its misuse - so every townland had a wideboy who knew how to clean it up. Honest!
I'd guess "the boys" would have been into it in a big way up around the border - easy money. I hate to think how much HMRC contributed to "the cause"
Of course, 'the bais' were up to their oxters in the stuff.

I wasn't a culchie myself, so the only red stuff we had was the red lead primer my dad used on the our front gate. Great days.
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I'm getting a laugh out of the Dad's Army episodes I hadn't seen; the ones bearing Dutch subtitles. For free, I'll take what's out there.
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I'm getting a laugh out of the Dad's Army episodes I hadn't seen; the ones bearing Dutch subtitles. For free, I'll take what's out there.
Most of them are on YouTube if you don’t have access to them on Netflix.
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Most of them are on YouTube if you don’t have access to them on Netflix.
It's the youtube ones I'm on, no hava Netflix :-(.
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It's the youtube ones I'm on, no hava Netflix :-(.
im working through The Good Life and Some Mothers Do Ave Em, also on YouTube, so you could hit those once dads army is done.
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Some Mothers Do Ave Em
It's been so long since I've seen that I should probably be arrested or something.
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