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by Sarongman
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Xebec-frigate
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Xebec-frigate

Having researched the Xebec frigate style, my interest piqued from my cheeky rejoinder to Carl a couple of days ago, I was interested to see that the action described actually happened on the 6th of May 1801, when the "Speedy" took on the Spanish Xebec, "El Gamo" and won the victory against all odds...
by Sarongman
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tree Trimming in remote areas
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Tree Trimming in remote areas

Almost as much overkill as Kari, in Mythbusters, cutting down a pine tree with a .50 cal. minigun. It was faster than a chainsaw, but messier :lol: And that Girl had a blissful look on her face.
by Sarongman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Play on words/acronyms-Is a MUG a mug?
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: A Play on words/acronyms-Is a MUG a mug?

A calendar is a great idea, what is the most mournful month--for my picture :P :alien: :mrgreen:
by Sarongman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advice sought on pocket-squares
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Advice sought on pocket-squares

I'm no expert here, though I'm sure I saw some detailed instructions on folding these items on the internet, so maybe Gargle will find a way. I, myself, find these of little use; the material is too flimsy for their use as a handkerchief and so, I will plump for the latter (plain and of quality cott...
by Sarongman
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirts and Habits.
Replies: 37
Views: 2867

Re: Skirts and Habits.

I would have bought a "Shoreline" straight away, until-----that price. No way Jose.
by Sarongman
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Telecommunications.
Replies: 34
Views: 956

Re: Telecommunications.

Hare Krishna food tent, YUM, you'll find me there. There is a H.K. eatery at the Eumundi markets and, when we lived in the area, we often ate there.
by Sarongman
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Telecommunications.
Replies: 34
Views: 956

Re: Telecommunications.

I'd better update my phone situation. Two days ago I had my ordinary phone ring (for the first time in three weeks) so picked it up knowing it would be the technician, he tod me the fault was traced to a phone junction at the bridge, about six kilometres away. It's a great relief to have landline wo...
by Sarongman
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good news for Mac fans.
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Good news for Mac fans.

Well, here it is :P :mrgreen: :bom: in the "flesh"
Mac pun.jpg
by Sarongman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good for us to wear.
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Good for us to wear.

These T shirts from Mythbusters seem, to me, to be just right for us blokes to wear with a skirt. The first is not a mythbusters one but relevant
Perfect for T shirt.jpg
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by Sarongman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chinese Proverb - Makes you think!
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Chinese Proverb - Makes you think!

Forgetting any hidden tricks in the graphics, doesn't the proverb apply to what we, on this forum, against fulminations from the naysayers, are doing?
by Sarongman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have got them!
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: I have got them!

Ah! The penny drops. This is a button accordion or, more colloquially, a squeeze box. (Mr Wheatstone's invention) Beloved in Irish folk music and, I wouldn't be surprised if a certain mouth torturer has one stashed away in his collection. :mrgreen:
by Sarongman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have got them!
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: I have got them!

Well, I have what is arguably a partial suction/partial pressure reed organ, I am fascinated and intrigued, please give some details of this beast. Sometime in the 1880s, for one of the Great Exhibitions, the Mannborg firm built a three manual instrument that had one manual of pressure sounded reed...
by Sarongman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kilt/Skirt Wearers Prison
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Kilt/Skirt Wearers Prison

Aint dat da truf. :alien:
by Sarongman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: HOW MANY SKIRTS DO YOU OWN?
Replies: 135
Views: 10013

Re: HOW MANY SKIRTS DO YOU OWN?

Holt and Best combined in the early 20s to create the Caterpillar company, so that is a Holt heading to the front at the Somme. Now who is a pedant ? :ugeek: :study: :bow:
by Sarongman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have got them!
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: I have got them!

The Alexandre is a harmonium, that is the reeds are blown by pressure bellows. The Mannborg is a suction organ like the bulk of U.S. production from the very late 1860s through to the first electones in the late 40s. Though the reed instrument was, in the hands of a top manufacturer, a superior inst...