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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6660 on: August 09, 2021, 06:23:58 PM »
I can see why you would find it difficult to picture the man's name!
The woman would be less of a problem.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6661 on: August 09, 2021, 08:28:46 PM »
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I realised I had beta follow a different  logic or I would have made a complete dick of myself.

Hi Jack

Thanks for that :)  I have to admit I was all at sea with Mike's rebus :laugh

I've come up with a rebus which I'm hoping hasn't been used before.
The word count is #3 #7 #2 #3 #3 but it's a say what you see if that makes sense.  Clear as mud  >:D

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6663 on: August 10, 2021, 08:51:47 AM »
A 1960s US TV sitcom that ran for nearly three hundred episodes and was very popular on both sides of the Atlantic
There was also a 1993 full-length movie version with a different cast which, to be honest, is best forgotten

three words - 3/7/11

picture 3 - surname, please

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6664 on: August 10, 2021, 05:33:12 PM »
Hi Pen,

Now that this lockdown is over, we spent some time today over at Coorparoo.

Bonnie and Dusty had some catching up to do.

Pen, it would stretch credulity to tell you that Blue was an Airbus 380 pilot.  But I have heard of one who has a lot of Blue’s characteristics.

An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h at 30,000 feet when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears.

The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: "Airbus flight, boring flight isn't it? How would you like to be able to do this?"

He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, "Well, What did you think of that old man?"

The Airbus pilot answers: "Very impressive, but watch this!"

The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, at the same speed. After five minutes, the Airbus pilot radioed, "Well, what do you say now?"

The jet pilot, confused, asks: "What did you do?"

The other laughs and says, "I got up, stretched my legs, went to the back of the aircraft to the toilet, got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon cake and made an appointment with a stewardess for the next three nights -- in a 5-Star hotel, which is paid for by my employer. "

The moral of the story is when you are young, speed and adrenaline seem to be great. But as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either.




My rebus is a film about Czech pilots who fought for the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War.

4(#1 #3)   #4   #5

     

Picture 1.  Upper and lower case but you only need the first letter
Picture 3.  Ditch the last letter


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6665 on: August 10, 2021, 08:21:20 PM »
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Bonnie and Dusty had some catching up to do.

Pen, it would stretch credulity to tell you that Blue was an Airbus 380 pilot.

Hi Jack

Bet you were happy to get over to Coorparoo - smashing pictures :)

I'm sure in his head Blue thinks he could pilot an Airbus 380 :laugh:

I've sorted half of Mike's rebus &, I think, all of yours!  I'll return to Mike's a bit later.

My rebus is a Unesco World Heritage site.  Eve & I have visited a few of these on our various holidays.  The company we've used the most do like a World Heritage site & it always tickles us.  No idea why!

#8 6 (#3 + #3)


Please reverse picture 2 & lose the first letter of picture 3.  Hope you have your Boys Own book of aircraft spotting handy >:D

Can you tell me please what is the connection with this book published in 1950.
#3 #5 #2 #4
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6667 on: August 11, 2021, 07:57:41 AM »
A more solemn subject today; August 9th (two days ago) was the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
This famous quote is by J Robert Oppenheimer, the Head of the Manhattan Project, the 'father of the atomic bomb'.

seven words - 1/2/6/5/3/9/2/6

picture 4 - drop the last letter
picture 7 - you need the type of vessel

Just a thought - in the light of the recent frightening IPCC report on the need for urgent action on climate change, Oppenheimer's words might well be applied to climate change deniers, especially those in high office who had the power to act and refused to do so.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6668 on: August 11, 2021, 05:20:41 PM »
Hi Pen,

Blue fell into an upholstery machine, but I am pleased to report he is now fully recovered.  He was cheerful about it.  He said, “It would have been worse if I worked at an eyeglasses factory and fell into a lens grinding machine and made a spectacle of myself”.

He has started going to the gym. His favourite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. It's called lunch.

He is a bit of a know-it-all.  He told me that Las Vegas churches accept gambling chips.  Whatismore, there are more churches there than casinos. He reckons some worshipers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the plate is passed. Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings.  They send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan monastery for sorting and then one of them takes the chips to the casinos of origin and cashes them in. This one is the chip monk.

   

Enough frivolity.  I will match Mike for the solemn subject of the day. It is about the fate of a large number of British and Australian POWs in Borneo in 1945. The definite article is not pictured.

3 8(#4  #1  #3)  #5   #5

   
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6669 on: August 11, 2021, 07:40:25 PM »
Hi Jack

I'm in for a very busy morning so I thought I'd get in quick before the fun starts!  I really loved your jokes & cartoons :laugh:   

Sorry I couldn't match yours & Mike's rebuses so I've gone very simple.  It's a book set during WWII which was later made into a film which didn't score very well on Rotten Tomatoes.

9 (#4 + 3) #4


Please lose the last letter of the first picture. Picture 2 is a homophone.

      

I'm heading to Greenwich later...
just wondering what I should do in the mean time!

I went into a shop to buy a stretcher.  They asked if I wanted to try it out...
I said "No thanks I don't want to get carried away!"

My next door neighbour bought his Grandma a new walking frame specially designed by NASA  & she's starting to get the hang of it.
It's one small step for nan...




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« Reply #6671 on: August 12, 2021, 08:01:38 AM »
The Belgian Georges Simenon was an incredibly prolific writer who produced around 500 novels in his lifetime.
He is best known as the creator of Inspector Maigret, but he wrote many other novels including this psychological thriller, which was written in 1938 and became a 1952 film starring Claude Rains.
seven words - 3/3/3/7/(3)/6/2/2

picture 5 - abbreviation, very common in cryptic crosswords

There was a slight difference between the title of the novel. which was published in English, and the film. A definite article was omitted from the name of the film, for reasons best known to themselves.

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« Reply #6672 on: August 12, 2021, 11:07:59 AM »
Your rebus yesterday, Jack, The Sandakhan Death Marches reminded me of reading Lord Russell's 'Knights of Bushido' when I was in my final years at school. 'Horrifying' doesn't start to describe the appalling nature of the atrocities committed at that time.

And yet while the Nazi war-criminals in Germany were systematically hunted down and put on trial for their atrocities, the Emperor of Japan was never brought to justice, although he almost certainly must have  known what was happening,



 

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« Reply #6673 on: August 12, 2021, 12:12:18 PM »
'Horrifying' doesn't start to describe the appalling nature of the atrocities committed at that time.

I met one the six who survived the second march at an RSL dinner in the mid 90's when I was representing the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The thing I found most remarkable was that he claimed not to be bitter any more.  He was an impressive man.
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« Reply #6674 on: August 12, 2021, 12:28:51 PM »

 The thing I found most remarkable was that he claimed not to be bitter any more.  He was an impressive man.

Amazing; An impressive man indeed.