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by rockfreak
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The wacky world of catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: The wacky world of catheters

In one of the earlier interviews with Billy Connolly that have been shown on TV recently he recounts that when he was younger he didn't always know what sort of material he could get away with. Then one night he came off stage and was buttonholed by a consultant urologist who asked if he'd ever done...
by rockfreak
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Bring back proper rugby
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Bring back proper rugby

I agree about the kicking today Florida Blue. The full backs alternatively kicking down each others throats for territory. But at some point you have to get a turnover. Can any knowledgeable rugger b*gger explain this tactical phenomenon?
by rockfreak
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The wacky world of catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: The wacky world of catheters

How many pubs did you want exactly?
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The wacky world of catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 103

The wacky world of catheters

After having developed an enlarged prostate and found myself completely unable to wee one uncomfortable day, I'm now the proud owner of a catheter (at least until I get an op). Perhaps I'm a bit naive but I'd never really clocked out just what was involved. The aforesaid catheter goes against all th...
by rockfreak
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Bring back proper rugby
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Bring back proper rugby

Good day for the girls. Our Six Nations rugby team ran in try after try against Italy, while Rachael Blackmore became the first woman (in tandem with her horse) to win the Grand National. It cheered me up as a Republican after having been subjected to pretty much news blitz-out about the Duke of Edi...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

Onward Proddy b*stards, marching as to war,
With the cross of Paisley going on before.
Foster our royal mistress leads against the foe,
Forward singing "F*ck the Pope", see our banners go!

Anyone else wanting to contribute more verses is welcome.
by rockfreak
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Brexit

I read (in some outlets) that Northern Ireland would be better off joining the Republic in order to remain in the EU. This seems unlikely to me. Arlene Foster says that she would rather move to England than become part of Southern Ireland. We haven't responded yet to say whether we'd actually want h...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Flecker’s Banning of some Comics

The whole business of trashy popular culture was nicely covered by GK Chesterton in an essay called "In Defence of Penny Dreadfuls". It appears that scary comics were just as prevalent a hundred years ago as now. Chesterton noted that whenever street scamps were arraigned before a magistra...
by rockfreak
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A question regarding a punishment book
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: A question regarding a punishment book

David Brown, don't get too carried away with this physical fitness lark vis a vis climbing and mountaineering. In the post war period the big advances in climbing - here and by our climbers in the Alps - were pushed forward almost exclusively by working class lads. Chris Bonington (boarding school a...
by rockfreak
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nell Todd painting for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Nell Todd painting for sale

She was certainly past the very first flush of youth Katharine when your brother and I were there. Her real name was (if I remember) Nell McClure Schlaunders Todd (or thereabouts) and she hailed from The Grampians. She was that rare breed at the English boarding school, an exotic bohemian. Which is ...
by rockfreak
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pat Tokin
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Pat Tokin

Is this guy called Tonkin or Tokin? And if Tokin what was he tokin'
by rockfreak
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?

It was a new concept partly because, for the first time in our history and particularly in the 1960s, young working class people had a bit of disposable income in their pockets and of course were present in large numbers as a result of the proverbial baby boom after the war. Their tastes and demands...
by rockfreak
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Meaning of colored walls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Meaning of colored walls

People leaving "under a cloud" always reminds me of that exchange in Brideshead where Anthony Blanche is relating to Charles how he left uni under a cloud. "I can't imagine why they call it that," he says. "At the time it seemed like an unwelcome beam of light." But Buc...
by rockfreak
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Bring back proper rugby
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Bring back proper rugby

Yes, Chase Side is about right I think, Florida Blue.
by rockfreak
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Meaning of colored walls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Meaning of colored walls

Khal Drogo is right that Col B pupils in the 1950s had to endure under AH Buck. They had to endure his little excursions up to the dorms in the dead of night. I suppose the house was "sporty" under him. It depends what kind of sport you're talking about.