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Our countup thread

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Re: Our countup thread

#1061 Post by lewist » October 20th, 2012, 8:18 am

Latest post of the previous page:

1058

Not much seems to have happened in that year.

I got the roadster yesterday. It is a different concept. For years we bought cars for their ability to carry the five of us and all our gear, starting with prams, carry cots, baby seats, the accoutrements of a young family. Price came into it and we always looked for the best deal we could find. Then we bought a caravan and the car had to be a good tow car, especially given the distances we drove in Europe. Gradually we were able to choose what we wanted but my present main car would have been perfect when the children were small, with lots of room and even seven seats to carry the pals.

The BMW Z4 is a study in selfishness, with two seats, modest boot, blistering performance and less than ideal fuel economy. I should be ashamed but I'm not.

This car is an alternative to worrying the children. After all, when I mentioned motor cycles to my daughter she looked at me and said, Oh Dad, I would just worry about you. #1 son was no more encouraging. He gave me a lecture on the statistics of motor cycle ownership and the number of men my age who try to regain their lost youth through motor cycle purchase and kill themselves quite quickly. Surely #2 son would be positive? He just gave me a withering look and said, Dad, do you really think that's a good idea?

So I'll drive my Beemer with pleasure, carefully and with due respect for other road users, especially motor cyclists.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Our countup thread

#1062 Post by Marian » October 21st, 2012, 3:49 am

1059

Pictures of you in said Beemer, please.

In several minutes, it will be 10:59pm, ain't that something you needed to know? :D
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Re: Our countup thread

#1063 Post by Alan C. » October 22nd, 2012, 8:53 pm

1060 was a leap year :)
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Re: Our countup thread

#1064 Post by jaywhat » October 23rd, 2012, 5:51 am

1061

"The Normans conquer Messina in Sicily." Watch out Harold!

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Re: Our countup thread

#1065 Post by Marian » October 24th, 2012, 11:37 pm

1062

Marrakech is founded by the Almoravid dynasty
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#1066 Post by jaywhat » October 27th, 2012, 8:56 am

1063

China (Northern Song Dynasty) - Renzong was Emperor until 1063.

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#1067 Post by Marian » October 28th, 2012, 8:20 pm

1064
Sunset Crater Volcano (present-day Arizona) first erupts.
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Re: Our countup thread

#1068 Post by Nick » October 29th, 2012, 4:15 pm

1065

Edward the Confessor was possibly looking a little peeky and maybe green around the gills......

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Re: Our countup thread

#1069 Post by Fia » October 29th, 2012, 4:46 pm

1066

and All That

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#1070 Post by jaywhat » October 30th, 2012, 6:03 am

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..... and now they are saying it wasn't at Hastings at all !

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Re: Our countup thread

#1071 Post by Marian » November 1st, 2012, 1:16 am

Year 1068 (MLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.
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#1072 Post by lewist » November 1st, 2012, 7:56 am

In 1069 Malcom III, known as Ceann Mor or great chief, was King of Scots.
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Re: Our countup thread

#1073 Post by Marian » November 4th, 2012, 11:04 pm

1070--Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
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#1074 Post by Fia » November 4th, 2012, 11:32 pm

Ah! That explains the smelliness :)

1071

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Re: Our countup thread

#1075 Post by Marian » November 5th, 2012, 6:58 pm

1072
Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
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Re: Our countup thread

#1076 Post by jaywhat » November 6th, 2012, 5:10 pm

1073 The year after Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo

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Re: Our countup thread

#1077 Post by lewist » November 11th, 2012, 9:01 pm

1074 isn't a very interesting number. :sad:
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Re: Our countup thread

#1078 Post by Fia » November 11th, 2012, 9:29 pm

1073 is more interesting: http://www.bartleby.com/73/1073.htm
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Re: Our countup thread

#1079 Post by Dave B » November 11th, 2012, 9:36 pm

The Skyscan 1076 is an in-vivo micro CT scanner.

Hmm sounds more suitable for looking where the Sun don't shine :exit:

Fia, I had the vague feeling that I, sort of, almost understood the quotation you offered.
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Re: Our countup thread

#1080 Post by Fia » November 11th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Oops, I went backwards. Sorry.

Dave, how about: It's all too easy for those who have the material things to forget the hard-won liberty they have to have all this stuff so are deluded into thinking it's stuff that makes life good. Liberty is still work in progress even though the author died in 1884...

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Re: Our countup thread

#1081 Post by Dave B » November 11th, 2012, 10:13 pm

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Ah, if that was written back then the context changes with the shift in language - makes it far more understandable. "Unintermitted" is rather archaic now, but so is the whole style. I read a book on manners from the late 1600s, fascinating to see how certain words were used then. I loved the idea that I might have been described as a "vulgar articifer" - a common, if skilled, person who made things. Below me would have come the, "rude mechanical", the uneducated labourer.

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