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    Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites

    Probably on Tinder.
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    Jumpers for goalposts

    Wow, lots of stuff here I'd completely forgotten about! I spotted some Blackjacks in a packet at Home Bargains last week, so they're still around. Anyone remember the Esso Tiger In The Tank campaigns? We used to try and blag their promotional stuff from garages..never got a Tiger Tail, but had a few stickers. I got sent some petrol coupons in the early 70s when there was an oil crisis or something, but they never needed to be used. Bubblegum cards were very sought after by kids. I had lots of Batman ones (sold to an American collector for nearly £100 around 1990.) Still have a few Mars Attacks ones (very violent) and had my American Civil War ones (also very violent)confiscated by my parents. One bubblegum variety had fake Confederate banknotes inside! There was an ice lolly which had coupons inside which you could collect to get Space Cadet badges..we used to pick the wrappers up in the local park so we didn't have to buy as many lollies. There were outdoor cigarette vending machines in our village, and a bubblegum one nearby which had Monkees badges to win if you were lucky. (I got a Micky Dolenz one.) The Sunday evening kids show Tingha and Tucker was incredibly dull.
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    Finding Money on Street

    Have been recording the amount of money I find on the street/floor of shops for over ten years. It varied from a few pence to about £12 a year. The only major amount I ever found was in 1966, as a very underage paperboy taking a short cut through a pub car park one Sunday...£95 in a wallet! (£1700 in today's money.) Took in round to the owner's house in the next village. His wife said that it was due to be paid in at her husband's workplace, and he hadn't realised he'd lost his wallet. Got thirty shillings reward. The husband never contacted me.
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    Celebrity Death Sweepstake 2018

    In the late 90's, Charlie Kray was up in court on a major drug-smuggling charge. For reasons best known to himself, he had chosen a character reference from...Mad Frankie Fraser. He got sent down for 12 years.
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    The end of Dr Who?

    Little bit of trivia here...a strong contender for the role, which was ultimately given to Sylvester McCoy, was Chris Jury. (Eric from the Lovejoy series) (My favourite Doctor was Tom Baker; preferences seem to be related to whoever was around during our teenage years. I couldn't cope with all the background noise and poor plots in recent years, and gave up.)
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    Odd childhood things that you took as normal

    If I recall correctly, rear seat belts in cars only became compulsory in 1984. In the early 90's I bought a 1982 Cortina which didn't have them fitted. People I gave lifts to found it very disconcerting! When I bought my first moped in 1972 it was still legal to ride without a helmet. (I did find it quite unpleasant being hit in the face by insects though, and started to wear a helmet.) As I mentioned earlier, my friends and I kept our battered old pushbikes going by sourcing parts from the local tip. It was often completely unattended by council wallahs, and we also used to pick up things like discarded books and sell them on at school. My brother and a friend were a bit obsessed with explosives, and bought some of the ingredients (sodium chlorate etc) from the local chemist for "chemistry experiments". He undoubtedly knew what we were going to do with it!
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    Favourite Comic Strips

    Do The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers count ass a comic strip? I have a few of their magazines. Still find them funny after 30 years!
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    Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites

    Roosh isn't married. Possibly you're thinking of the vintage PUA, Mystery, who has a young child.
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    Bye bye Treason May?

    It was two Starburst sweets, at the G7 conference. Trump was being pressured to sign something, and reached inside his jacket as though he was getting his pen. (Some commentators on Chateau Heartiste are convinced that he, or his advisors, read the site, and he was channeling his inner 'skittles man' persona by donating the sweets. It's possible!)
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    Trump's progress

    Jah Wobble has lived in Bramhall a few years now. Never spotted him around, though. Interesting character!
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    Trump's progress

    Was he an INFJ? As for Jones, he's said a few times he's from my town, Stockport. His family came from Sheffield originally, and moved to Bramhall (the most expensive suburb we have). A bit surprising, as both his parents were Communists. I saw a clip of a discussion he did a couple of years ago, with some youths. One of them referred to Jones as "..someone of your generation." He looked very dejected. I'm sure he thinks he's still 14.
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    What are u doing to keep cool?

    Several fans dotted around the house. Big one in my front room at the moment. Two in bedroom. Lots of cold drinks and Fab lollies.
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    Old Car Spotting

    The main Sweeneymobile was a Consul GT, with a 3-litre engine. (I watched an episode today..far more interesting than modern TV programmes.)
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    Ahh was pikey

    Well, I've asked around regarding the chicken shop ram raid above. The two main theories seem to be a drugs dispute or child grooming. Not sure how accurate this is. There is another Chunky Chicken shop opposite the one above, and a guy said to me that that was going to be rammed as well, but a van got in the way.
  15. I hadn't heard of Scientist. The same picture is on Neutral Milk Hotel's album "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea."