From: JNugent on
Nick Finnigan wrote:
> Halmyre wrote:
>> In article <1jis4tm.1ar05s217b8n4N%%steve%@malloc.co.uk>,
>> %steve%@malloc.co.uk says...
>>> JMS <jmsmith2010(a)live.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I wonder why he is wearing a cycle helmet?
>>> I did wonder the same thing, after wondering about the two ugly little
>>> hobbits in the background. Smeagol and Gollum?
>>>
>>
>> Erm, Smeagol and Gollum were the same person. But I take your point.
>
> Obviously, he meant Deagol.

Does it kill 99% of all household germs?

Or was that Dettol?
From: Steve Firth on
JMS <jmsmith2010(a)live.co.uk> wrote:

> >They were children?
>
>
> Yep - all three.

What, including the one with the shaved legs?
From: Roger Merriman on
JMS <jmsmith2010(a)live.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 18 May 2010 09:37:38 +0100, NEWS(a)sarlet.com (Roger Merriman)
> wrote:
> <snip>
>
>
>
> >though the bent is unlikely to mangage that.
> >
> >roger
>
>
>
> why is that?

bents are not great at low speed stablity and off roading.

roger
--
www.rogermerriman.com
From: john wright on
On 20/05/2010 07:07, Doug wrote:
> On 20 May, 00:33, "The Medway Handyman"<davidl...(a)no-spam-
> blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

>> I wonder why the motor vehicle has risen to the top of the transport chain?
>>
> Peer pressure fed by mass production.
>
> In the beginning cars could only be afforded by the rich and then
> prices came down due to mass production and the poor, ever eager to
> emulate the rich, started joining in. Then not to be outdone by their
> neighbours, possession of a suitably styled car became mandatory and
> so car use escalated to its now vast proportions, and with it the
> chaos and harm caused by such uncontrollable mass behaviour and the
> widespread problem it presents today.

The same logic also applies to bicycles.

--
John Wright

Use your imagination Marvin!

Life's bad enough as it is - why invent any more of it.
From: john wright on
On 20/05/2010 20:32, JNugent wrote:
> The Medway Handyman wrote:
>
>> Doug wrote:
>
> [in response to:]
>>>> I wonder why the motor vehicle has risen to the top of the transport
>>>> chain?
>
>>> Peer pressure fed by mass production.
>
>> Ha ha ha ha!
>
>>> In the beginning cars could only be afforded by the rich and then
>>> prices came down due to mass production and the poor, ever eager to
>>> emulate the rich, started joining in.
>
>> I rather think that the poorer realisd the efficiency of the motor
>> vehicle and took advantage of them as soon as they became affordable.
>
> <shrug>
>
> It's obvious.
>
> It was just as true of the television set. It was certainly just as true
> of the video-recorder and the PC. Not to mention the *bicycle*.
>
> Every consumer innovation starts as the plaything of the rich. There's a
> perfectly well-understood micro-economic explanation for it, but it
> seems that some people prefer to ignore reality and throw
> pseudo-intellectual jibes about, rather than accept reality.

Once again Duhg demonstrates that he really wants tnings to be priced
out of the hands of the poor.

--
John Wright

Use your imagination Marvin!

Life's bad enough as it is - why invent any more of it.