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Things that made you smile

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    The colour of the sky last night when I came out of our quiz.

    It was the most amazing teal blue.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Awww! Big fans of Totoro in this household so anecdote claimed that Mana Ashida, who played the young version of Mako Mori, was unable to pronounce Del Toro's name, so he allowed her to call him "Totoro-san."
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Son, contemplating the Viking longboat model he made for school, is considering it’s future & now plans to sell it in enay as a Viking funeral kit for a (small) family pet. Accelerant & any slave animals not included.
    He asked what heading to put it under....
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Just sat down with a pile of statements & Resolver.

    Blimey, it is easy to use!
  • quoiaquoia Forumite
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    Just sat down with a pile of statements & Resolver.

    Blimey, it is easy to use!

    Had to do a double-take there .... :eek:

    "Just sat down with a pile of statements" (BANK I'm thinking)

    and a REVOLVER :eek: GULP !!!

    Glad it's not that bad :doh: :D
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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?

    These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

    ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
    WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
    ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
    WITNESS: My name is Susan!
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    ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
    WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
    ____________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
    WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
    ____________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
    WITNESS: July 18th.
    ATTORNEY: What year?
    WITNESS: Every year.
    _____________________________________
    ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
    WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
    ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
    WITNESS: Forty-five years.
    _________________________________
    ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
    WITNESS: I forget..
    ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
    ___________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
    WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
    ____________________________________

    ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
    WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
    ___________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
    WITNESS: Are you kidding me?
    _________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
    WITNESS: Getting laid
    ____________________________________________

    ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
    WITNESS: None.
    ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
    WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
    ____________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
    WITNESS: By death..
    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
    WITNESS: Take a guess.
    ___________________________________________

    ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
    WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
    ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
    WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
    _____________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
    WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
    ______________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
    WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
    _________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
    WITNESS: Oral...
    _________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
    WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
    ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
    WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
    ____________________________________________
    ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
    WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
    ______________________________________
    And last:
    ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
    WITNESS: No..
    ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
    WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
    ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
    ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.:)#
  • quoiaquoia Forumite
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    Stokes and Leach - 76 partnership ...

    ...with Leach scoring just 1 in an hour off 17 balls .... :rotfl:


    ... together giving England the win ...

    ... making history in the process by succeeding with the highest English run chase of all time :T :D
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    ‹(•¿•)› Those that understand binary and those that do not!


    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
    (11)A104.28S94.98O112.46N86.73D101.02(12)J130.63F126.76M134.38A200.98M156.30J95.56J102.85A175.93
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  • HighamKneeDeeHighamKneeDee Forumite
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    Saturday Kitchen, my partner has it on and all of a sudden they are discussing the loquacious Stephen Fry, and a female guest proudly thunders "I love Stephen Fry!!!". :D

    I turn to my partner, ask 'what have you got on, is it W1A? Was that Jessica Hynes mocking the extravagant self-proclaimed elite again? '

    No, it's another lovey, a Guardian columnist, Anna Jones.

    Perhaps she is auditioning for the part in the next series.
  • tealadytealady Forumite
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    Saw a group of sparrows having a bath in a puddle yesterday.
    It made up for the rain.
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  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Tucked springs of rosemary & mint into apprentice's bag today - his friends saw & grinned as I have form for this. He hasn't seen them yet.
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