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Postby coppinpr » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:23 pm

here is the definition of "bugger" from wickapidea
Bugger is a slang word originally used to refer either to anal intercourse,[1] or sexual intercourse with an animal.[2] someone or something whose behaviour is in some way displeasing, or sexual intercourse between two men and a woman.
so that was no way to talk about your dear old mum, youll get a smack for that you know, remember, she has a hankechief and she knows how to lick it!! ^{}^

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Postby badpenny » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:12 am

!SOFA! .......... make the nasty man go away.

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Postby andydotp » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:51 am

Norway plans 12-hour prime-time TV show of a fireplace
Reuters February 16, 2013, 3:20 am

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By Balazs Koranyi

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening, with firewood specialists providing color commentary, expert advice and a bit of cultural tutoring.

"We'll talk about the very nerdy subjects like burning, slicing and stacking the wood, but we'll also have cultural segments with music and poems," Rune Moeklebust, a producer for state broadcaster NRK.

"It will be very slow but noble television."

Moeklebust got the idea for the show from the wild success of a firewood book by Lars Mytting, Norway's biggest firewood celebrity. His book "Hel Ved", which means Strong Character in English, is a play on words because ved also means "firewood".

Mytting, a guest on tonight's broadcast, has sold close to 130,000 copies of the book since last year, a huge number in a country of 5 million people, with his publisher claiming that only "Fifty Shades of Grey" sold more copies during the recent holiday season.

Insert: Await with bated breath, my upcoming book 'Kindling capers',, in Norwegianspeak.

NRK is not new to quirky programming.

In 2011, it broadcast 134 hours non-stop of a cruise ship going up the Norwegian coast to the Arctic, bagging the world record for the longest continuous TV program along the way.

At one point 600,000 people tuned in to watch that program with 3.2 million people, or over 60 percent of the population, glued to the screen at one point.

And an earlier broadcast of an eight hour train journey from Oslo to Bergen was so popular, NRK had to repeat it.

"People in Norway have a spiritual relationship with fire," Moeklebust said. "Fire is the reason we're here, if there was no firewood, we couldn't live in Norway, we'd freeze."

How will the fireplace do in the ratings?

"More people will tune in than on a normal Friday night," Moeklebust said.
(Editing by Paul Casciato)

Do you get Norwegian telly in Britain chaps? Could make for a scintilating night in... !!ESCAPE!!

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Postby bandito » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:11 am

apart from log fires, cruise ships and train rides to feast your eyes on, Norwegian women deserve a mention...........now, 24 hour a day watching beauties like this one would do nicely!
Pretty Nina Fjalestad.jpg

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Postby coppinpr » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:19 am

Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening
the long winter evenings must fly by :(

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Postby andydotp » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:11 am

andydotp wrote:Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening, with firewood specialists providing color commentary, expert advice and a bit of cultural tutoring.
But it will have firewood specialists!!,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and coloured commentary.... !OMFG!

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Postby operator bell » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:21 pm

Well now that picture of Miss Norway cheered me up no end today. I have one question, though - why do women allow kids to scribble all over their soft, inviting skin with crayons? It quite spoils the effect. She should at least have washed it off before the pic was taken.

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Postby andydotp » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:11 pm

Tea cozies and pencil sharpening vie for oddest book title award
Reuters February 22, 2013, 11:56 pm

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LONDON (Reuters) - A guide to sharpening pencils and a craft manual about how tea cozies changed the world are among a shortlist of books released on Friday that are competing for the Oddest Book Title of the Year award.

The shortlist in the 35th annual Diagram Prize also includes a study of Adolf Hitler's health by Henrik Eberle and Hans-Joachim Neumann titled "Was Hitler Ill?" and "Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts" by Jerry Gagne.

These are up against "How to Sharpen Pencils" by David Rees, "God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis" by Tom Hickman, "Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop" by Reginald Bakeley and "How Tea Cosies Changed the World" by Loani Prior.

Philip Stone, coordinator of the prize run by industry publication the Bookseller, said the award might seem flippant but publishers and booksellers are well aware of the fact that a title can make all the difference to the sales of a book.

"Publishers realize that if a book has an unusual title, particularly a novel, it can help make them more attractive to the public," Stone told Reuters.

"People think it looks interesting and will pick it up and read the synopsis and that makes them more likely to buy it."

As examples he cited "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" that has sold almost a million copies and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" that has sold more than two million copies and was adapted for the theatre.

"There is a cliché that you can't judge a book by its cover but I think people do, the cover and the title," said Stone.

The winner, chosen by an online public vote, will be announced on March 22.

The Diagram Prize was founded at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1978 and first awarded to "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice".

Last year's winner was "Cooking with Poo", a Thai cookbook by Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong whose nickname is Poo.

(This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the headline)
(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, editing by Paul Casciato)

Hey John - a man can have more than one hobby. :D - in reference to Sega Continental thread..

Hmm, we may have stumbled upon Mr Penny Machines' other pastimes :D
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