• Mr Bean is utterly predictable yet hugely popular - why?

    Kids I understand Bean is probably their first viewing of formula buffoonery but grown men and women ???? Does guffawing at such simpleton monotony beyond your late teens indicate idiocy? Certainly I know some people who delight in such yawn inducing drivel and they are a bit dim even the highly educated ones. What say you? Does simpleton... show more
    Kids I understand Bean is probably their first viewing of formula buffoonery but grown men and women ???? Does guffawing at such simpleton monotony beyond your late teens indicate idiocy? Certainly I know some people who delight in such yawn inducing drivel and they are a bit dim even the highly educated ones. What say you? Does simpleton comedy reflect a simpleton mindset
    3 answers · Comedy · 2 years ago
  • Why does the solicitor want my insurance details? (see further details)?

    I have a taxi and was very gently rear ended - no damage done the offending driver and myself shook hands and departed without exchanging details although I did register the accident with the police. My passenger was diagnosed with whiplash and is making a claim against the guy who bumbed us based on the excellent cctv footage from the cab. I want... show more
    I have a taxi and was very gently rear ended - no damage done the offending driver and myself shook hands and departed without exchanging details although I did register the accident with the police. My passenger was diagnosed with whiplash and is making a claim against the guy who bumbed us based on the excellent cctv footage from the cab. I want nothing to do with it and don't understand why her "no win no fee" solicitor has just rang asking for my insurance details. He says the claim cannot go ahead without it - why? I see it as a way of somehow dragging me into a claim/counter claim via insurances and I'm just not playing. Any uk solicitors got a take on this please it seems a very odd state of affairs.
    5 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 years ago
  • Americans beaten by ussr in 1972 basketball final, in hindsight should they have accepted the decision and collected their silver medals?

    Just watched a program about it and to be honest the americans now look like spoilt kids. Clearly the score indicates 2 very well matched teams and rather than whinging about the rules the pertinent point is they couldn't stop the russians scoring the winner. Personally I think they need to get off their collective holes accept their silver... show more
    Just watched a program about it and to be honest the americans now look like spoilt kids. Clearly the score indicates 2 very well matched teams and rather than whinging about the rules the pertinent point is they couldn't stop the russians scoring the winner. Personally I think they need to get off their collective holes accept their silver medals and apologise for being complete tools.
    2 answers · Basketball · 4 years ago
  • Syria .. if the west attacks what will happen?

    I know next to nothing about the middle east beyond the location of Israel looking like an adjunct of Syria on the map, certainly politics wise I am completely ignorant. What is the likely domino effect of the west embroiled in a real shoot 'em up with Syria in particular if they didn't roll over as Iraq would other countries... show more
    I know next to nothing about the middle east beyond the location of Israel looking like an adjunct of Syria on the map, certainly politics wise I am completely ignorant. What is the likely domino effect of the west embroiled in a real shoot 'em up with Syria in particular if they didn't roll over as Iraq would other countries admire/support them? What would be the impact globally? I like history so don't be afraid to give historical background.
    2 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 5 years ago
  • What do you say when you fart?

    I say "REVEREND!" from the scene in "Blazing Saddles" when Gabby Johnson makes the profound and always salient comment during the church scene discussing with the towns folk how to combat the baddies. I recomend typing into youtube "Gabby Johnson, Blazing Saddles rant" and check it out at 35 secs (he's out of... show more
    I say "REVEREND!" from the scene in "Blazing Saddles" when Gabby Johnson makes the profound and always salient comment during the church scene discussing with the towns folk how to combat the baddies. I recomend typing into youtube "Gabby Johnson, Blazing Saddles rant" and check it out at 35 secs (he's out of shot). The sense of wellbeing is spiritual
    2 answers · Other - Health & Beauty · 6 years ago
  • How do you break into a security van cash box?

    I'm writing a book about the subject (like you believe that ...) and I reckon if you trick the drivers out the van winch the vehicle onto a trailer cover it with tarpaulins lined with aluminium foil you can tow it away without the tracking device operating because the satellite signal is stuffed. The next stop has to be a cold storage unit... show more
    I'm writing a book about the subject (like you believe that ...) and I reckon if you trick the drivers out the van winch the vehicle onto a trailer cover it with tarpaulins lined with aluminium foil you can tow it away without the tracking device operating because the satellite signal is stuffed. The next stop has to be a cold storage unit ...WHY? To freeze the whole thing down to -25 C thus incapacitating the propellent that detonates and dyes the money upon breaking into the cash box. Diamond tipped grinders should do the job of carving through the van walls and cash box, but a 100 grand for anyone who can pick holes in the dastardly plan. Now then, false passports...... mmmm
    2 answers · Engineering · 6 years ago
  • Should I have rest days between exercise?

    To lose fat I briskly walk a few miles every day in conjunction with a better diet. I'm type 2 diabetic of 20 yrs duration (I'm 54) and was 22 stone 6 months ago now i'm 16 stone and I've just started to put some gentle jogging in my walk (grandad shuffling really) but it works up a great sweat even in this freezing uk... show more
    To lose fat I briskly walk a few miles every day in conjunction with a better diet. I'm type 2 diabetic of 20 yrs duration (I'm 54) and was 22 stone 6 months ago now i'm 16 stone and I've just started to put some gentle jogging in my walk (grandad shuffling really) but it works up a great sweat even in this freezing uk weather. I walk 100 paces then "jog" 200 paces and do this for 1.5 miles in the midst of my 4 mile walk. It's really tough on the front of my thighs and this is only my 3rd day - but I love it after being so unfit for all these years. Should I just keep on as I am or should I have a day off from the "jogging"? I think I'll always keep the walk going because i have a "sit down" driving job and do little movement otherwise - really appreciate any advice.
    6 answers · Diet & Fitness · 6 years ago
  • Chimney Problem - can old pointing affect a flue liner?

    Chimney Problem - can old pointing affect a flue liner? My neighbour had a smoke test done on his chimney the guy said smoke wasn't coming through as expected suggesting the chimney atop the roof needs repair. The pot needs replacing (you can see it's tilted and damaged) but he had someone come round who reckons the whole thing needs... show more
    Chimney Problem - can old pointing affect a flue liner? My neighbour had a smoke test done on his chimney the guy said smoke wasn't coming through as expected suggesting the chimney atop the roof needs repair. The pot needs replacing (you can see it's tilted and damaged) but he had someone come round who reckons the whole thing needs re pointing involving scaffolding etc. I'm puzzled because he has a woodburner with a liner put in less than 2 yrs ago! Surely one of the points of having a flue liner is to get around issues such as porous pointing, in my opinion the pointing looks sound the flashing is solid so I'm wondering if he's being taken for a ride. We share a party wall, his fireplace abacks mine and whilst my gas fire works fine and the chimney passed the smoke test on installation 12 months ago he's asking would I share the cost as repointing the whole thing benefits my side. I reckon a bit of broken pot has fallen in the liner causing the problem but I'm not good with heights so I'm not going up. He's a good lad but a bit dim.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 years ago
  • If I walk 4 miles per day as exercise is it better in one go or in 1 mile intervals through the day?

    I've been gradually exercising by walking (to lose a lot of weight). It's working but I'm interested if there are benefits in breaking it down into say, 4 x 1 mile efforts spread through the day or as I'm doing presently flat out for 3 miles in the morning then a leisurely stroll for a mile in the evening.
    I've been gradually exercising by walking (to lose a lot of weight). It's working but I'm interested if there are benefits in breaking it down into say, 4 x 1 mile efforts spread through the day or as I'm doing presently flat out for 3 miles in the morning then a leisurely stroll for a mile in the evening.
    18 answers · Diet & Fitness · 6 years ago
  • Losing 8 stone and xs skin sagging?

    After many years I've got a grip of my eating and reduced my weight from 22 stone to 17 stones in 5 months, my eventual aim is circa 14 stones (I'm 6ft, 54 yrs old and on tablets for type 2 diabetes). I'm aware I'll likely get the xs skin hanging if successful and while not worried was wondering if light weights/resistance training... show more
    After many years I've got a grip of my eating and reduced my weight from 22 stone to 17 stones in 5 months, my eventual aim is circa 14 stones (I'm 6ft, 54 yrs old and on tablets for type 2 diabetes). I'm aware I'll likely get the xs skin hanging if successful and while not worried was wondering if light weights/resistance training might help. I'm not interested in bulking out at all but was wondering should I wait till I'm at my target weight to start or should I start now while at 17stone?
    1 answer · Diet & Fitness · 6 years ago
  • Flywheel issue - possibly!!?

    Just bought a 55 plate citroen c5 vtr 2.0 hdi (138bhp) (110k miles) Nursing it around at the moment because classic clutch slipping when heavy acceleration in 4th 5th 6th gears. (overrevs) I've been quoted a very reasonable price for getting the clutch replaced but the lad says there's a good chance the flywheel needs replacing as... show more
    Just bought a 55 plate citroen c5 vtr 2.0 hdi (138bhp) (110k miles) Nursing it around at the moment because classic clutch slipping when heavy acceleration in 4th 5th 6th gears. (overrevs) I've been quoted a very reasonable price for getting the clutch replaced but the lad says there's a good chance the flywheel needs replacing as well, which effectively doubles the cost. Are there signs and symptoms I can pick up while driving? I do about 800 miles a week mostly motorway and if I nurse the car not a problem. The only odd thing is, if I've been cruising along then slow for a junction or a roundabout I must be extra careful in gear changing (note: I habitually freewheel slipping into gear at the last moment). If I'm a bit quick the car coughs and hops a bit until I ease off the gas and nurse it along again, normally takes a minute to settle. I had it serviced as soon as I got it , filters and oil, and this was when the clutch issue was confirmed but otherwise cracking motor. I'm asking because I reckon I can drive as I am for ages, however, is it false economy if I'm killing the flywheel in the meantime?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 years ago
  • How to quieten a 2 stroke 50cc "gas bike" engine?

    The thing that stops me bolting one of these chinese 50cc engines onto a pushbike to make a "gas bike" is the noise, they are ridiculously intrusive. I've noticed many mainstream production scooters of the same size whisper along. I'd pay the bit extra for a 4 stroke cos they're quieter but still not quiet enough. Can... show more
    The thing that stops me bolting one of these chinese 50cc engines onto a pushbike to make a "gas bike" is the noise, they are ridiculously intrusive. I've noticed many mainstream production scooters of the same size whisper along. I'd pay the bit extra for a 4 stroke cos they're quieter but still not quiet enough. Can the tiny exhausts supplied with these kits be improved regarding sound reduction or is it not just the exhaust ie the engine mechanism itself? I've seen some aftermarket stuff like padding you shove in the exhaust or slightly modified exhausts but I'm suspecting I need a bespoke larger unit - anyone got any ideas?
    3 answers · Motorcycles · 6 years ago
  • How much of science is spoof? (I calculate slightly more than 26.3%)?

    Take magnetic force, nobody knows why opposite poles love each other - inseparable they are - yet nobody can discover why they find each other sexy. The space between electrons? who lives there? Do they cook? Light energy, photons - why don't they speed up? (bone idle packets of energy) Scientists love formulae and describing cause and... show more
    Take magnetic force, nobody knows why opposite poles love each other - inseparable they are - yet nobody can discover why they find each other sexy. The space between electrons? who lives there? Do they cook? Light energy, photons - why don't they speed up? (bone idle packets of energy) Scientists love formulae and describing cause and effect but they're laughing at us and living in big houses.
    8 answers · Other - Science · 6 years ago
  • Has GW become a spoof science?

    Hardly any posts on this topic yet there used to loads of rabid nutters saying we were all doomed if we left the bathroom light on. Have they seen the light? (genius)
    Hardly any posts on this topic yet there used to loads of rabid nutters saying we were all doomed if we left the bathroom light on. Have they seen the light? (genius)
    10 answers · Global Warming · 7 years ago