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Mild Day 2014 20 April 2014

Things heard, and links, from the Mild Day on Saturday. In no particular order.

"You mean the US site is smarter than the UK site?"

"Side effects may include: death".

"It's the tugging as the stitches come out, and your vision distorts."

"The records from my youth… are mouldering in a storeroom somewhere in Manchester."

"Craterer isn't that much of a profession, and you never get to collect the pension."

"I'm planning to cook myself this evening."

"And the rest is playing with the sluice gate, so at least there's that."

A toast to Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov.

"What's she doing these days?" "Nothing since she published her autobiography in 1985."

"Going by what I know of Saffron Walden, there will be about three women of ages sixty to sixty-five who want all the local history they can get."

"'And then, he lost thirty pounds' worth of curried goat' — not a sentence I'd have heard in my youth."

"If anybody's going to be doing any knife fighting round here, it's going to be me."

"I gave that to Marianne, and she gave it to Mick, and he wrote Sympathy for the Devil".

(When KFC first came to the UK) "So they went down the Job Centre… you're the manager, you, you, you and you are staff, good to go."


  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 01:37pm on 20 April 2014

    IIRC what I said was:

    "I'm planning to cook myself this evening. (PAUSE) I am planning this evening to cook myself. (LONGER PAUSE) The evening I myself am planning to cook."

    I got there in the end didn't I?

    And you should probably point out to puzzled passers by that this was a gathering to drink the several pints of mild you had left over from the Not-A-BBQ and had nothing to do with the weather.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 01:41pm on 20 April 2014

    Actually it was a box of mild I'd got in for the occasion*.

    • the occasion was "mild is available"; Bingham's usually only brew it in April.

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