Col A - is this 1960?

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Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Post by rockfreak » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:57 pm

I think what it was, that sometimes I am browsing these sites and decide to see if I can still remember names to faces, or vice versa. It's a kind of mental exercise as I get older, rather like doing crosswords every day. And this time I spotted Banker Brown, top row, and this prompted me to launch into a treatise on currencies, politics and economics since the war, partly to remind myself of some of the things that happened and get them straight in my head rather than just give in to the pernicious propaganda pumped out by our increasingly shrill and right wing press. So in addition to the Wexlerite Col A house photo of 1960 we get a learned comparison of Keynesian and Friedmanite philosophies.

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Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Post by LongGone » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:16 pm

rockfreak wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:57 pm
I think what it was, that sometimes I am browsing these sites and decide to see if I can still remember names to faces, or vice versa. It's a kind of mental exercise as I get older, rather like doing crosswords every day. And this time I spotted Banker Brown, top row, and this prompted me to launch into a treatise on currencies, politics and economics since the war, partly to remind myself of some of the things that happened and get them straight in my head rather than just give in to the pernicious propaganda pumped out by our increasingly shrill and right wing press. So in addition to the Wexlerite Col A house photo of 1960 we get a learned comparison of Keynesian and Friedmanite philosophies.
Could be a sign of senioritis! :D I frequently start out looking for a new recipe for shrimp and, 30 minutes later wonder why I am looking at an explanation of how wombats can produce cubical feces.
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Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Post by sejintenej » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:38 pm

LongGone wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:16 pm
I frequently start out looking for a new recipe for shrimp and, 30 minutes later wonder why I am looking at an explanation of how wombats can produce cubical feces.
I don't know about prawns (aka shrimp) but there is a wealth of stuff out there. Just counted up and I have all of 124 food sites on my Bookmarks and almost every one is an index!
Just try Pinterest.com. and you will end up learning how to ..... [use your imagination!] after looking up prawns and shrimp. Certainly not the sort of food dumped on Col A in 1960 - nobody told the Superintendent
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Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Post by rockfreak » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 pm

I've tried to avoid mentioning people's nicknames up till now but the mention of Hitchcock reminds me that when I first went into Col B (Autumn term 1955) I remember that Paul Fantle and Hitchcock had just joined Col A and were known as Hitchtool and Fancock by their housemates. Finbarr Saunders humour never fails to amuse me I'm afraid.. He's my great hero after WC Fields.

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Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Post by sejintenej » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:01 pm

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 pm
I've tried to avoid mentioning people's nicknames up till now but the mention of Hitchcock reminds me that when I first went into Col B (Autumn term 1955) I remember that Paul Fantle and Hitchcock had just joined Col A and were known as Hitchtool and Fancock by their housemates.
After "the incident" no reference was made in my hearing to Paul's previous name; this was a very clear instruction to everybody. Apart from roll call he was simply Paul - the only boy that I remember was called by his Christian name.
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