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52 minutes ago, iainrcz said:

So far, incredible as it may seem, work.

Alright I'm having to handball in 500kg an hour of barium, but other than that it's cushy as fuck.

Had to google barium

Barium is a chemical element with the symbol Ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2 and is a soft, silvery alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity, barium is never found in nature as a free element. ... Barium compounds are added to fireworks to impart a green color.

Any chance of some cheap green fireworks in a couple of months

 

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4 minutes ago, Wack said:

Had to google barium

Barium is a chemical element with the symbol Ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2 and is a soft, silvery alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity, barium is never found in nature as a free element. ... Barium compounds are added to fireworks to impart a green color.

Any chance of some cheap green fireworks in a couple of months

 

When my mum was in radiography she called it a barium meal. Basically drink the mush so the scan can follow it through you.

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12 minutes ago, Wack said:

Had to google barium

Barium is a chemical element with the symbol Ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2 and is a soft, silvery alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity, barium is never found in nature as a free element. ... Barium compounds are added to fireworks to impart a green color.

Any chance of some cheap green fireworks in a couple of months

 

The type we use is a talc. It's used as a filler in plastics.

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33 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

When my mum was in radiography she called it a barium meal. Basically drink the mush so the scan can follow it through you.

Now I've read that I've heard of a barium meal

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17 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

I seem to have been under the impression that @iainrczwas in hospital ingesting barium. I blame alcohol intake. Glad you’re not! Just realised when what I read as 500g, was actually 500kg! Sorry. And good luck with the job.

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4 minutes ago, goosey said:

Delicious 

Struggle to work out which of the many silver cars is your silver car? Does your silver car just disappear into the background of other silver cars?

If you have this problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them......then you too can have luminous wheels

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Delightful little Hillman Minx Californian trundled past Pat and I earlier today.  It looked brand new and was resplendant in primrose yellow with a black roof, just like the advert.  No picture, sadly, it was gone past too quickly.

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I actually wonder if might be the one that sold on C&C.  There aren't many Californians left and the chances of there being another in this colour combo is pretty slim.

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30 minutes ago, Wack said:

They're probably still bitter about Donald Campbell 

I reckon it's to do with them having too many tourists.

Elsewhere, this sorry tale involves an undertaker and a grieving widow. The icing on the cake is the Claimant's lawyer....

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So, I'm parked in a one hour slot on the main road just past Barnsley General Hospital awaiting Mrs BMH (I was not allowed in with her for her appointment). I parked as far back in the marked zone as possible to allow another vehicle in front. 

Three people in Disco's and Range Rovers tried to back into the space. Third one actually asked me to move backwards so he could get in, fucked if I was going to move. Suggested he bought a smaller car, amusingly he agreed it hadn't been a good choice.

Eventually a bloke in a Q5 backed into the space with no problems.

Changed my all Audi drivers are ****s attitude.

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There’s nobody in this world about to cry me a river, but I’ve been really stressed out recently. So today, I spent the whole morning at Albert Looms scrap yard in Derby.

I spent my childhood there, scavenging wooden dashboard for Triumph Dolomites and hydrogas displacers for Austin Princesses.

Today’s hunt was for Panda parts and I had a huge amount of success, along with drooling over a V6 Espace and various other hopeless tat.

I know some people take an all inclusive break, but Looms’ is still a fabulous place to get away from it all….

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I too spent a lot of my childhood in proper scrapyards. I miss them. 

My favourite one was in Haverfordwest, very small, but often had some interesting stuff. The owner was one of my father's cronies, so while they had a mug of tea and a chat in the office (which I remember as a tram, but more likely to have been an ancient double decker bus) I would be playing in the decrepit cars. I was particularly taken by a 30s Rolls Royce but my father was too mean (sensible) to buy it for me, I was probably about 5 at the time.

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1 hour ago, MarvinsMom said:

had the toasted sandwich press thing pluged in, instead cos i have had a toasted cheese an pickle sandwich for me dinner.

i know how to live, me.

 

Twin sockets are the future! Umpteenth regs, apparently 😀

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