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  1. 4 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 10 January 2022:

    When doing your banking, do you prefer On-line, the ATM, Drive-up or to go in?


    [and NO, I do Not want your ID!]😁


    Nearly entirely on line, haven't actually been inside a physical bank for well over a year.


    Mind you, down here in the sticks there is still a lot of barter: I'll fix your band-saw for a couple of chops and half-a-dozen eggs... 

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  2. Flubbed the first one but got the rest. (Unfair local advantage on question 2. I know Winsor Castle and reverse-engineered from there.)


    Very much enjoying this, ManvsMini. You may have a job for life


    Pointless trivia: Due to British inability to listen in American the Whitney Houston song is often called "Do you know about Bee Stings".

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  3. 25 minutes ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 3 January 2022:

    Do you have any projects you are working on this week?


    PS: Thank you all for the good wishes, the back is better,


    starting a large batch of variously flavoured salamis that (fingers crossed) will be ready to take to market in March.


    Painting a regiment for Prussian Landwehr to go with a Battle of Leipzig game I've been roped into. 

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  4. 14 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 2 January 2022


    Sorry I'm late, back has me on some good meds.

    Have you been hit by the heavy snow across North America? And if not, here, what's the temperature where you are?

    Living in South-West UK I am, mercifully, unaffected. Just astonished that you seem to be able to mix heavy snowstorms with wildfires.


    Mild and wet here; about 12C for the last week and at least some rain every day.


    Take very good care of that back.

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  5. 1 minute ago, TGP said:


    DEC 31ST, New Years Eve, Last Questions for 2021


    Are you going to carry-on answering these daily questions into next year?


    Do you have topics for questions to suggest? If yes, DM them to @Corsair who will be doing the 1st month of 2022.

    I'll be answering the questions that interest me, or hit my funny-bone.


    Sadly I don't think I could come up with a whole months-worth of interesting questions, so my hat is off to those of you who host this thread.

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  6. 1 hour ago, ManvsMini said:

    What Happened Wednesday for December 29th:

    • 1860 – The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armor, which rendered all previous warships obsolete.

    • 1862 – The bowling ball was invented.

    • 1952 – The first hearing aid using a transistor was offered for sale.


    Not quite. Warrior and Black Prince are built in response to the French Ironclad Gloire

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  7. Had my third jab 2 days ago, no side effects.

    Wearing masks and having to do deep cleans each Lifeboat exercise, irritating but sensible.

    Always wearing masks in public enclosed spaces, astonished that about 20% fail to do so.

    Yes, I think this will go on for at least another 12 months. Sadly saying farewell to any conventions in 2022.

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  8. 3 hours ago, TGP said:

    DEC 24th-25th-26th

    It’s Christmas! It’s the weekend! It’s almost Boxing Day…


    For a holiday weekend photo project: snap a photo of an unopened present and share it. 

    For a question: Do you consider (per the song) the 25th or the 26th to be the first day of Christmas?


    25th. is the first day of Christmas.

    26th. is the first day of Liver Recovery.

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