WILD WEST

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Re: WILD WEST

Post by J.R. » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:24 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Rex wrote: One of the Ind brothers (Dr John Ind, MA 1946-54) was the first Westerner to circumnavigate Tiananmen Square on rollerblades.
This has to be the most obscure fact I've heard all year.

Can I please stake my claim to be the first Westerner to sing Adge Cutler's "Wurplediddleidoo Song" on the western shore of Lake Malawi?

This happened in April 1992, just south of Monkey Bay, and I have living witnesses.

Thanks!
Ar ! The wonders of alcohol, eh, Richard ??
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:45 pm

J.R. wrote: Ar ! The wonders of alcohol, eh, Richard ??
Too right - Malawi Gin, very cheap and very wonderful.
Ba.A / Mid. B 1972 - 1978

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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:21 pm

Rex wrote:If the man in question was indeed an Old Blue, it must surely have been David Stewart (LB 1925-31), comedian, hypnotist and actor, whose speciality was a one-man cowboy show involving rope-spinning and lassoing. He began doing it at the age of five in Cairo and, according to his Blue obituary, at CH ‘the only place he was able to practice roping often was in the toilet with a piece of string as the matron would confiscate any rope he managed to procure.’ He may of course have been in the Wild West later; much of his career seems to have been spent in Canada.
Thanks, that does sound like the bloke. The business about having learnt about it in the "Wild West" might well have been abit of flummery to impress the assembled Preps A&B. Another of life's little mysteries solved!

For Hopgood. That crack about "half an Indian" does not befit the dignity and gravitas expected of an editor and member of the CHA Board. Made me laugh though! But if you look at your own name in the same light, you are only half good!
David
PS Sorry everybody but I do not know how to escape from the quotes box.

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Post by jtaylor » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:56 pm

I've corrected the quote - in order to quote stuff you just need
[quote]
at the start and
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If you want to name the quote, then it's
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You also need to untick the "Disable BBCode in this post" check box, otherwise it treats it like text (like it has here, because I've ticked it!)

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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:02 pm

Dear Julian,
Thank you, sir. I'll try and get it right next time! We old blokes take a bit of time to get into all this stuff!
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Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:48 am

Julian !

As an old 'press-hack' once asked me,


"Can I QUOTE you on that ??"
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