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#1 picblanc

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:35

Thread here for must see links & photos for non motorcycling related bits & pieces.
To kick off, read this link to Amazon comments on a hair removal product, there are 340 reviews I have read the first 10 or so? I was crying with laughter hope you guys enjoy it too!! :wave:
http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1

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#2 fil2.8

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 14:34

mmmmm , very entertaining , but i'm tempted to ask what you were doing on that page in the first place :lol: :rotfl: :lol: :eek: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 16:09

Indeed!! but thats another story!! ;) :p

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 16:43

Fancy a quiet beach holiday? try this place!!! :eek:


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 17:09

Fancy a quiet beach holiday? try this place!!! :eek:


& going home!!!
http://www.youtube.c...p;v=eu91oZ2_Vag

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 17:27

seems perfectly safe to me ....................................... :eek: , did you leave your feedback on the Amazon thread ??  ;) :confused:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 18:36

I wouldn't call BMWs motorcycles, so I think it's in the right thread...


http://abcnews.go.co...sting-erection/

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Edited by Rennmax, 04 May 2012 - 18:39.


#8 fil2.8

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 19:10

I wouldn't call BMWs motorcycles, so I think it's in the right thread...


http://abcnews.go.co...sting-erection/

:smoking:



:lol: :rotfl: :lol: , that seems hard luck , Renn :eek: :wave:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 20:56

Having got problems looking at threads due to 0.135 meg band width i am lost with some comments/ links. ' BMW not motorcycles and Rennmax. :rolleyes: Er Rennsport was a BMW and a motorcycle engine, infact the most successful sidecar engine ever used. So, confussed or just very tired from stupid working hours/ lack of sleep and vino. Me thinks the vino is to blame.


#10 Rennmax

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:31

Having got problems looking at threads due to 0.135 meg band width i am lost with some comments/ links. ' BMW not motorcycles and Rennmax. :rolleyes: Er Rennsport was a BMW and a motorcycle engine, infact the most successful sidecar engine ever used. So, confussed or just very tired from stupid working hours/ lack of sleep and vino. Me thinks the vino is to blame.



Kevin,

I was thinking of BMW's top seller over here

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which seems to be the winner in the 'who can build the ugliest device' competition

My experience with BMWs reflects the rides on a R75/5 now and then, I recall a poor front brake, inert engine, clonking gearbox, wobbly roadholding caused by the extreme suspension travel and heavy torque reaction.
The Rennsport engine was developed nearly 60 years ago, they didn't make much after that for racing than to sell parts (in fact you had to give old ones back) to the chosen few.
The factory rested on their laurels while the sidecar drivers and tuners like Busch developed the engines as much as possible, the chassis constructions were a pure private venture as well, so how much contributed BMW after all

Edited by Rennmax, 05 May 2012 - 07:56.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:07

Thread here for must see links & photos for non motorcycling related bits & pieces.
To kick off, read this link to Amazon comments on a hair removal product, there are 340 reviews I have read the first 10 or so? I was crying with laughter hope you guys enjoy it too!! :wave:
http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1


Hilarious, I was crying.

#12 dommieracer

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 19:13

Kevin,

I was thinking of BMW's top seller over here

Posted Image

which seems to be the winner in the 'who can build the ugliest device' competition

My experience with BMWs reflects the rides on a R75/5 now and then, I recall a poor front brake, inert engine, clonking gearbox, wobbly roadholding caused by the extreme suspension travel and heavy torque reaction.
The Rennsport engine was developed nearly 60 years ago, they didn't make much after that for racing than to sell parts (in fact you had to give old ones back) to the chosen few.
The factory rested on their laurels while the sidecar drivers and tuners like Busch developed the engines as much as possible, the chassis constructions were a pure private venture as well, so how much contributed BMW after all



I see what you mean, Renn. That is an ugly thing with a large beak on it.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 21:24

This must of seemed like a good idea @ the time, don't think they sold to many? Claudia just sent me the link I don't think she will mind me sharing it with you? :rotfl:
http://www.regretsy....r rope necklace

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:46

Sarkozy (when still head honcho), at the end of a weekend with his not unattractive wife, responding to probing questions as to his courage from assembled journos: “The French President has balls, and let me assure you he’s been using them’.

John Simpson, Radio 4, about thirty minutes ago.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:19

I really enjoy playing Petanque as well, was that what she meant? something exciting about polishing those shiney metal balls! :eek:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:27

This just makes me go cold watching it, especially from about 1.35!! how do they do this!!!! :eek: :eek:



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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:30

I am sweating just watching it again!! :eek:

#18 Rennmax

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:57

Sarkozy (when still head honcho), at the end of a weekend with his not unattractive wife.....


But only as long as she doesn't start to sing Russ

Edited by Rennmax, 07 May 2012 - 09:58.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:06

I am sweating just watching it again!! :eek:



I couldn't even watch it once , don't do heights well at all :blush: , can't even climb a ladder :well: , but , strangely , flying doesn't present a problem :up:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:30

I couldn't even watch it once , don't do heights well at all :blush: , can't even climb a ladder :well: , but , strangely , flying doesn't present a problem :up:


You like that kind of flying too Phil?



I came across this vid because I like the song....

#21 fil2.8

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:20

You like that kind of flying too Phil?



I came across this vid because I like the song....



err , sorry , but no , Renn :blush: , must have 2 or more engines , seat at least 40 and a cabin staff to look after me :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 13:55

& going home!!!
http://www.youtube.c...p;v=eu91oZ2_Vag


reminds me of this



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 16:55

I would not of stood there!! that looked to close, reminds me of a fairly well known American actor (Vic Morrow) & a child actor who was killed by a helicoptor while filming The Twilight Zone film in the mid 80,s. :(

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 17:50

......with the prop turning a yard or so below the underneath of the fuselage :eek:

In case anyone's interested:
http://www.telegraph...rned-to-UK.html

Edited by Russell Burrows, 11 May 2012 - 18:00.


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 19:16

I was reminded of this

#26 Rennmax

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 19:55

......with the prop turning a yard or so below the underneath of the fuselage :eek:

In case anyone's interested:
http://www.telegraph...rned-to-UK.html


Found this today:

http://www.telegraph...the-Sahara.html

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 00:32

Phil, apparently this one is tailor made for you! As for me, not in this lifetime, or the next.........



#28 fil2.8

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:24

Phil, apparently this one is tailor made for you! As for me, not in this lifetime, or the next.........



now , I managed to watch all of that with no problem :confused: , as I didn't feel part of it , not many would like to part in this type of adventure , I reckon :well: , sorry , definitely not something i'd consider .....................

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:28

Nice one Claudia!
Found this a few weeks a go, great footage & without all the pseudo rock music usually found on these vids, you can hear them coming!!
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:29



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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:24

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen on TV - Jeremy Beadles famous Alien Prank!


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 14:09

Nice one Barry, I had forgotten about that! :D
Beadle was like Marmite, you either loved him or hated him?, did a lot for charity & did not brag about it like some, nice bloke, missed I think. :(

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 14:17

This one is popular over here as typical British, though in the UK it's hardly known I guess

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 14:30

This one is popular over here as typical British, though in the UK it's hardly known I guess

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related


You're right Renn, he's long gone and only old geezers like myself remember him. Freddie though was a top performer in his day. I was in Berlin over a new period and it was explained to me that its now traditional to show the sketch at that time on the telly. I think too that I once saw it on an Air Berlin flight. I wonder why he's so popular over there, and why at New Year?

Edited by Russell Burrows, 15 May 2012 - 14:31.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 14:34

I only remember him with Thora Hird, cant remember what that sitcom was called though as I was only a lad.

Meet the Wife.

Edited by picblanc, 15 May 2012 - 14:35.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 15:06

You're right Renn, he's long gone and only old geezers like myself remember him. Freddie though was a top performer in his day. I was in Berlin over a new period and it was explained to me that its now traditional to show the sketch at that time on the telly. I think too that I once saw it on an Air Berlin flight. I wonder why he's so popular over there, and why at New Year?



Yep, it's on the telly on New Year's Eve since '72, there are stations which repeat it again and again that day. The phrase ' same procedure as every year' puts here a smile on many faces. I assume it reflects our stereotype of British society (eccentricity, keeping a stiff upper lip, pragmatism and all that stuff), it's as bizarre as the perception that Germans wear leather trousers and drink beer out of 1 litre mugs all the time.
Why on New Year? No idea...

Edited by Rennmax, 16 May 2012 - 06:24.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 15:11

Another of my favourites - The One-legged Tarzan (Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore's finest!)


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:36

Yep, it's on the telly on New Year's Eve since '72, there are stations which repeat it again and again that day. The phrase ' same procedure as every year' puts here a smile on many faces. I assume it reflects our stereotype of British society (eccentricity, keeping a stiff upper lip, pragmatism and all that stuff), it's as bizarre as the perception that Germans wear leather trousers and drink beer out of 1 litre mugs all the time.
Why on New Year? No idea...

Ah, that accounts for the weird looks I had when wandering around the Tiergarten in lederhosen.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:59

Ah, that accounts for the weird looks I had when wandering around the Tiergarten in lederhosen.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:30

RIP Donna Summer. 63 far to young! :(
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:38

RIP Donna Summer. 63 far to young! :(
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related



Yes , what a shame , RIP , Donna :cry:

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:26

Windies making no headway ;)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 17:16

Brave man, these things often end in tragedy for the rescuer too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-19164337



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 17:48

I enjoyed watching some of the Olympics, particular since we did rather well. But, WTF was that closing ceremony all about? How do a load of has been pop singers and extremely noisy and irritating rappers, represent us, our history, or who we are?

Edited by Russell Burrows, 13 August 2012 - 17:49.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 18:25

well said russell, thought the very same, bunch of waffle and i cannot stand the modern music.

it doesnt matter anyhow, remember the worlds ending in december, works for me as itll mean no xmas dinner at the inlaws! :up:

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 22:16

it doesnt matter anyhow, remember the worlds ending in december, works for me as itll mean no xmas dinner at the inlaws! :up:

No need to buy any presents either Ian.  ;)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 14:57

No need to buy any presents either Ian. ;)


spot on, there is a guy comes into our work and him and mates have been prepairing themselves for some time for this.

no word of a lie they have dug a hole underground in some woods and every so often they put supplies in like dried food and bottled water etc.

i keep reminding them of the millennium bug rubbish that was overfed to us, planes were gonna drop from the skies and nuclear warheads would be automatically sent....

load of old tosh.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 14:16

Am I alone in being disturbed by the hostility shown towards Julian Assange, particularly it seems in Britain. What's driving this I wonder?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 16:19

Am I alone in being disturbed by the hostility shown towards Julian Assange, particularly it seems in Britain. What's driving this I wonder?


USA administrations (CIA & Millitary) in the land of the free & freedom of speech, are not to happy when they are discovered having been a "little" dishonest in their dealings with the rest of the World re Iraq, Libya & Iran who just so happen to have the biggest oil reserves, funny how these "charges" against Assange appeared so quickly after the Wikileaks were published.
So the dog (USA) barks & the tail (UK) does what it is told. :eek:



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:07

USA administrations (CIA & Millitary) in the land of the free & freedom of speech, are not to happy when they are discovered having been a "little" dishonest in their dealings with the rest of the World re Iraq, Libya & Iran who just so happen to have the biggest oil reserves, funny how these "charges" against Assange appeared so quickly after the Wikileaks were published.
So the dog (USA) barks & the tail (UK) does what it is told. :eek:


Yes, Obama phoned Dave last night to tell us what our position on Syria now is.

Edited by Russell Burrows, 23 August 2012 - 09:12.