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Posted: 27 Apr 12 18:46
More respect should be given to Sir Patrick Moore, presenter of The Sky At Night. He is an absolute legend and has done more than any other person to raise the profile of astronomy amongst the British general public. So it was with utter disgust and contempt that I witnessed one of the guests on his programme, a young student of astronomy, recently showing complete disrespect for the great man by asking him, "Is there a ring of debris around Uranus?" Sir Patrick is an old man for God's sake and he may have a ring of debris around that particular part of his anatomy but there is no need to bring the subject up, especially on television in front of millions of viewers. Poor Patrick, I felt really sorry for him.

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Posted: 27 Apr 12 19:10
Bring 'em on here Bernard. We love letters. Nowt to lose mate. One or two of us are even in print.

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Posted: 28 Apr 12 11:03
I love writing letters. Sometimes if I'm in a really energetic mood I'll write a full word. Oh look, I've just written twenty six of them.

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Posted: 28 Apr 12 16:55
Whats a Sir Patrick then? Is it like a full stop?



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Posted: 28 Apr 12 20:41

It's actually more like a bus stop.

Or a bus shelter to be more accurate.

Only with more glass in it.




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Posted: 28 Apr 12 21:02
See, I knew that Churchmouse bloke was heducated. He once asked me to lend him twenty pounds, I only had ten, and do you know, he let me owe him the other ten! What a nice man.

Has anyone actually seen his diploma?




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Posted: 30 Apr 12 12:30
I had a bit of a shock the other day where money was concerned. I saw Charles Darwin playing the trombone on the back of a ten pound note.

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Posted: 1 May 12 20:08
You sure it wasn't a crumhorn?

I saw Disraeli playing the jew's harp on a penny farthing the other day.

Just kidding. It was a sackbut. He was playing the jew's harp on a sackbut.

Only joking. It was a spinet. He was playing the sackbut while riding a spinet.

You can't say that while eating a savoury horsemeat blancmange.

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Posted: 1 May 12 20:15
I'm quite enjoying following Erskin around, he gets into some very interesting threads and I dont have to pay!




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Posted: 1 May 12 21:13 - Edited By: Erskin Quint, 1 May 12 21:15
They do a lovely savoury horsemeat blancmange in this joint. Or do I mean they do a lovely savoury horsemeat joint in this blancmange?

Mind you, you don't want to hang about here after midnight. That's when the Long John Silver impersonators usually come in with their parrots. There'll be parrot droppings, savoury horsemeat blancmange and euphonium sheet music everywhere.

What? Didn't I mention the euphonium sheet music? Oh, well, I have now.

What it is, is, Robert Louis Stephenson used to read euphonium sheet music as a diversion when he was writing Treasure Island and designing lighthouses. In the first draft, Long John Silver was a crack euphonium player with a dazzling collection of sheet music who worked part time at Eddystone Lighthouse.

He took all that out in the second draft. The search for the missing first draft of Treasure Island, the one with the lighthouses and the euphonium sheet music, goes on.

They thought they'd turned it up at Pwhelli last year. But that was a copy of 'Old Scottish Lighthouse Keepers' Euphonium Shanties' by Hector McCaber, whose style is disturbingly similar to that of Stephenson.

Anyway, time we weren't here, the Nana Mouskouri Karaoke starts in 10 minutes.

PS you may have noticed that I have misspelled Stevenson's name in this review. That was deliberyte.

We need to be out of here well before then.

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