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by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 167461

Re: Jokes, please.....

Spot.
by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 167461

Re: Jokes, please.....

What did the Irishman call his zebra?
by michael scuffil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Constant Lambert
Replies: 29
Views: 2782

Re: Constant Lambert

Re the bare knees: while it's true that the breeches could often bare the knees like this, I was always surprised that the artist didn't correct this discreetly.

Who is this person that CL is said to resemble?
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2348

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

The tubes were more interesting, but more crowded. They were used by smokers, but not I think for romantic assignations, or at least, not much. Another (in itself) boring place was the flat roof on top of the staircase. This was used by nude sunbathers.
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Shine Jesus Shine
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: Shine Jesus Shine

Church music's been on the decline since about 1580 (I choose my year advisedly) in my opinion. Put like that, you'd think not many people would agree with me. But here in Germany at least, sing-along (or should I say chant-along) Gregorian-chant services are hugely popular, so maybe I'm not quite s...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2348

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

Angela, this is not a pornographic site, so I'm afraid you'll have to use your imagination. But you're a big girl now... Actually, it is said that in the whole of Jane Austen, there is not a single conversation between two men where no women were present, because JA didn't trust herself to report ac...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: " Claims to fame"
Replies: 113
Views: 8233

Re: " Claims to fame"

And I forgot to say that at CH I was friends with the great and good Martin Linton, honourable member for Battersea. (He probably owed his selection to the fact that his very distinguished predecessor was Marcus Lipton, and they didn't have to change too much.)
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: " Claims to fame"
Replies: 113
Views: 8233

Re: " Claims to fame"

Why isn't this thread called "name-dropping"?

Anyway, my brother's first mother-in-law was Pat (eggs is loverly) Hayes.

At CH I must have shared a trough with John Snow on numerous occasions.

I once spoke to Peter Ustinov on the phone in a professional capacity.
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Houseblock Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 2348

Re: The Houseblock Lofts

They were used for purposes which delicacy prevents me from recounting. I shall not reveal the names of my credible first-hand sources, one became a SG.
by michael scuffil
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What's going on with the Bax Castle?
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: What's going on with the Bax Castle?

Perhaps a procession of flagellants to the grave of Alfred Golding Badger is called for.
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Global Warming - fact or fiction (round 3!)
Replies: 19
Views: 2082

Re: Global Warming - fact or fiction (round 3!)

Those who think incandescent light-bulbs are an efficient form of heating are referred to two readers' letters in the current New Scientist.
by michael scuffil
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Prep Photos
Topic: Prep B House Photos
Replies: 25
Views: 12644

Re: Prep B House Photos

Some more names on this pic: Middle row, third from right is a boy named Heath. Second row down, the boy with the disgracefully crooked bands is John Rees, known as "Tick". Second row down, 3rd from left: the late Nick Johnstone middle row, 8th from left: Keith Hildrew top row, fourth from right: Ti...
by michael scuffil
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Prep Photos
Topic: Prep B House Photos
Replies: 25
Views: 12644

Re: Prep B House Photos

Plates: there was a Stock's Gift plate (one or two only) and one other. In 1954 when I got my buttons down came my RMS plate (which, as a 'volunteer', I hadn't had for long). The plate went back into circulation via Matron & the wardrobe presumably. I now see that Grecians continue to wear their pl...
by michael scuffil
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What would you say
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: What would you say

I too agree with JR on this. I have often asked (and my parents sometimes asked me) whether it was worth my going (and their paying for me to go) to CH. The thing to do is compare it with the alternative. I would have gone otherwise to Upper Latymer, one of the best direct grant schools in London (I...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: We have done this before
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Re: We have done this before

Sometimes I think there might be some point in getting one of these things...