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by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Mr Stiff's Cambridge outings
Replies: 47
Views: 4195

Mr Stiff's Cambridge outings

Hi girls

I'm told Mr Stiff's Cambridge outings are still remembered. Anyway, I was one of the outers -- 1964 and 1965. Excruciatingly embarrassing! Mind you, to be surrounded by little girls then was merely comical.

Is there anyone out there who was on my punt? I was the one from Emmanuel College.
by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 162630

A woman is in bed with her lover. Her mobile rings. She answers, has a few words with the caller, and hangs up.

"That was my husband," she says. "He says he's with you."
by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Mass nudity in the swimming baths
Replies: 45
Views: 11886

Re: Mass nudity

Sorry if it's boring to revive an old thread. I must be getting a touch of the selective memories, as I have no recollection of not using a swimming costume whilst learning to swim. I remember classes taking place at midday and having to do five lengths and dive in, the small pool had water in it th...
by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2531

I never finished a plate of CH porridge. Is that ordinary? (On my first morning, I ordered porridge, seeing I'd always had it at home. This was one of the culture shocks of my first few days. From then on I had (like most people) "milk and sugar only". About 6 years later I thought to myself: "It WA...
by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2531

Euterpe13 wrote:but I can put together a list of somewhat outlandish things that I HAVE done...
Ah yes, but that's a different thread...

But in this vein: did you know that David Attenborough can't drive?
by michael scuffil
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Stupid things that people say
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

When I said that most of my records were of medieval and Renaissance music, my interlocutor replied: "But I didn't think they could make records then."

And on a door to a certain area of our house, my wife put up a notice saying "Cat-free Zone". A friend of my daughter's asked: "Can your cats read?"
by michael scuffil
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: CA 1949-52, House pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

This is a really good pic of the Dining Hall.

It should have Lord Simon on it somewhere, he was a junior in Mid A at the time (4th table along), and if it was the Michaelmas Term 53, test cricketer John Snow will be somewhere at the bottom of the Thorn B table (5th table along).
by michael scuffil
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2531

can also add that I have never watched Big Brother, 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here' etc. I have never played poker ... I have never gone skiing (or skinny dipping) I think I may be a sad case!!! I've never been skiing either, come to think of it. I must admit I watched some "Big Brother" once....
by michael scuffil
Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2531

It hadn't occurred to me that taking illegal substances was an ordinary everyday action -- I haven't done that either. (Though I did once sniff an indelible felt-tip pen -- bliss!!)

Nor have I seen the Star Wars films, and I'm old enough to have done so in the original, so to speak.
by michael scuffil
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2531

What very ordinary things have you never done?

What very everyday things have people (for whatever reason) never done? To start the ball rolling, I must confess to never having:

smoked a whole cigarette (of whatever substance);
worn a pair of jeans;
sent (or received) a text message.
by michael scuffil
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Take a break and relax!
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Take a break and relax!

midget wrote:
kerrensimmonds wrote:http://www.sharkbreak.com/

(PS you need to move your cursor around the screen......and see what happens)
NOTHING!

It says you need IE7 or Firefox. Maybe you have an old browser.
by michael scuffil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 162630

Re: Bless 'em

Ajarn Philip wrote:You only have to shave your face and neck.
Which bits do your women shave, apart from their face and neck?

(I only ask because I never yet lived with a woman who owned a razor.)
by michael scuffil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Morbid, but...
Replies: 84
Views: 16800

With respect to the Morbid topic, I remember getting back to CH after a summer break to be told that one of the master's teenage son's had had an accident going across the asphalt behind Barnes on his bike, and smashing into the fives courts wall.He hit his head but whether it was fatal or not, I c...
by michael scuffil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: St Matthews Day
Replies: 27
Views: 4711

There's a game called "How many handshakes..." link you to this or that famous person. Having shaken the hand of Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen on St Matthew's Day 1961 (and presumably his successor in 1962, can't remember his name), I am linked very quickly to almost everyone (Stalin in 4, for example). T...
by michael scuffil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Corporal Punishment......
Replies: 206
Views: 38244

Incidentally Kirby's instrument for corporal punishment was a flat piece of wood called "Tickle Toby".