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1 hour ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Quite ironic, given that the Tintin series have been seen in some quarters as racist, amongst other sins

Tintin was of its time.  Tintin in the Congo, for instance, was written 90 years ago.  Although I appreciate that that is neither here nor there for those who choosed to indulge in the popular 21st Century pastime of generational chauvinism.

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On 5/21/2020 at 6:22 PM, Iamgroot said:

This made me grin this morning, sorry for the crap pic from the dashboard pocket before the lights changed, I bring you, a plastic pig with reversing sensors! (And a hand brush painted stripe from front to back)IMG-20200521-WA0003.thumb.jpg.b08422ec76a8d3611a3b0edb463ff56a.jpg

i'll have to get a picture of the yellow reliant that lives in town, it has a bonnet scoop and a DTM style spoiler fitted to it....

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5 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Tintin was of its time.  Tintin in the Congo, for instance, was written 90 years ago.  Although I appreciate that that is neither here nor there for those who choosed to indulge in the popular 21st Century pastime of generational chauvinism.

Herge made up for it quickly afterwards with the Blue Lotus & the next few stories had anti-nationalist messages barely hidden.

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On 5/21/2020 at 2:41 PM, paulplom said:

Gave son a covid hair cut yesterday. Not sure if he's happy or not.
A bit like the mona lisa smile.
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0F3BFB5A-1A74-4CE8-BF01-6A47BE0FC73E.thumb.jpeg.a7986dfea7ed0fd6ff7ee2be7ecd3b0e.jpegLooks like he’s also a fan of adventure time, Finn is one of my cosplays

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1 hour ago, Richard_FM said:

0F3BFB5A-1A74-4CE8-BF01-6A47BE0FC73E.thumb.jpeg.a7986dfea7ed0fd6ff7ee2be7ecd3b0e.jpegLooks like he’s also a fan of adventure time, Finn is one of my cosplays

Is it just me who hasn’t the slightest clue what any of that means, including the photo?

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8 minutes ago, Skizzer said:

Is it just me who hasn’t the slightest clue what any of that means, including the photo?

I'm not familiar with the character, but I do know the whole cosplay thing is very big business; participants take it incredibly seriously and whole livelihoods are supported in this type of industry.

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26 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

I'm not familiar with the character, but I do know the whole cosplay thing is very big business; participants take it incredibly seriously and whole livelihoods are supported in this type of industry.

Yes it's been one of my hobbies for the last few years, being interested in Japanese culture helped me get into it.

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6 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Which one are you? 

None I was taking the photo but a few future friends of mine are on the stage, as this was the event that really got me interested.  
 

I had seen a lot of cosplay online but didn’t know there was a local scene at all.

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11 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Another nocturnal visitor.  He (?) was sat outside my front door, I nearly trod on him in the dark. 

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I found this little one at work on Tuesday

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He shouldn't have been out at that time,& wasn't looking too good,but perked up a bit when we gave him some food & drink

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One of my workmates rung around to see if there was a rescue place that could take him,but they were all full.We put him in a box with some bedding & put him in a shed so nothing could get him.He was eating quite well,but still didn't seem right & on Thursday they managed to find a place for him at a rescue place where he is now.

They'll let us know if he makes it & someone can go & get him to release him back where he was found.

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Yesterday, rather than sitting with the engine running to keep the battery topped up, I took my decrepit roffle win Honda for a quick spin up and down the street. It can't have covered more than 0.2 of a mile and never got above 2nd gear but it was lovely to be driving it again. Despite being 21 years old and having not moved more than 6ft since mid-March it always feel a lot happier to be up woken from it's slumber than my much younger Prius. 

Inconsequential to many, but a big grin for me! 

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5 hours ago, 155V6 said:

I found this little one at work on Tuesday

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He shouldn't have been out at that time,& wasn't looking too good,but perked up a bit when we gave him some food & drink

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One of my workmates rung around to see if there was a rescue place that could take him,but they were all full.We put him in a box with some bedding & put him in a shed so nothing could get him.He was eating quite well,but still didn't seem right & on Thursday they managed to find a place for him at a rescue place where he is now.

They'll let us know if he makes it & someone can go & get him to release him back where he was found.

Probably on the look out for water,i had a couple visit my garden last year,left a bowl of water out and they drank a lot of it and off they went--it's very satisfying to help them.

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3 hours ago, Vantman said:

Probably on the look out for water,i had a couple visit my garden last year,left a bowl of water out and they drank a lot of it and off they went--it's very satisfying to help them.

You could be right,it's been very dry & dusty round there recently.

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6 hours ago, jumpingjehovahs said:

Yesterday, rather than sitting with the engine running to keep the battery topped up, I took my decrepit roffle win Honda for a quick spin up and down the street. It can't have covered more than 0.2 of a mile and never got above 2nd gear but it was lovely to be driving it again. Despite being 21 years old and having not moved more than 6ft since mid-March it always feel a lot happier to be up woken from it's slumber than my much younger Prius. 

Inconsequential to many, but a big grin for me! 

Follow up grin. Took the car down to the jet-wash at Morrisons today to wash it and not only was it almost a thrill to do something so normal, it also came up looking amazing. Drove it straight home and polished it and I'm really happy with it. Certainly better than 3 months worth of dust and baked on bird shit.

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The roof on these is a weird aero/bumpy kind of shape so this picture of shit but I'm very happy with how much it shines after a polish too.  Bonus HRV/workstation views too. 

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 Little things in lockdown! 

 

Also think I might have seen @BorniteIdentity/his Corolla did a small wave, but neglected to flash the headlights in case I looked like a loon to a stranger. Either way a Corolla spot is also a grin! 

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23 minutes ago, jumpingjehovahs said:

Follow up grin. Took the car down to the jet-wash at Morrisons today to wash it and not only was it almost a thrill to do something so normal, it also came up looking amazing. Drove it straight home and polished it and I'm really happy with it. Certainly better than 3 months worth of dust and baked on bird shit.

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The roof on these is a weird aero/bumpy kind of shape so this picture of shit but I'm very happy with how much it shines after a polish too.  Bonus HRV/workstation views too. 

Priuswash1.thumb.jpeg.91b3d2abdab526e2b84cabe58cb8f969.jpeg

 Little things in lockdown! 

 

Also think I might have seen @BorniteIdentity/his Corolla did a small wave, but neglected to flash the headlights in case I looked like a loon to a stranger. Either way a Corolla spot is also a grin! 

Not me - but I WAS at Morrison's earlier on!  In the Paedovan/Granvia.

Good to see you out and about man!

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Had a local friend who I know from the vacuum and car scene pop over earlier and socially and distantly drop this off for some magic

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We then at a distance looked round his car

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Which he says he's been refining the timing on today and it sounded ace, didn't realise they had such a note coming from the exhaust! 

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