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MAD STEVE last won the day on November 7 2013

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  1. Socially awkward

    Imagine if one day it all just went poof and their stupid phones didn't work anymore
  2. Socially awkward

    Morning Chaps I'm going to go a bit further on this one and say there seems to actually be two distinct characteristics forming here.... One, most of us seem to prefer the solitude of our own bat caves and our own company. And two, most of us seem to have no time whatsoever for the hoards of stupid people roaming the countryside, (otherwise known as the general public)
  3. Socially awkward

    Gorbs You are a trooper man, big respect. (btw, you don't talk funny because of your stroke, you talk funny because you're from Coventry )
  4. Afternoon Chaps Tamiya are to release the new 2018 Toyota Supra in the next few months. The real one hasn't even been officially launched yet It really is a stunning stunning car. Mad Steve
  5. Socially awkward

    Morning Chaps I'm with Dogsbody on that point, I try to avoid the general public as much as possible Am I socially awkward, I am a bit yes. If you were to ask my daughters and my wife, they would probably tell you that I prefer my own company, get excited about odd things ( New Revell Honcho Jeep,new dust buster, lego etc), have no idea what FOMO means, but I could give a one hour talk on Lamborghini models using just whats in my head. Working on construction sites for 11 years necessitated twice daily meeting where I had to deliver 20 minute presentations, speak to groups etc, but I really am not comfortable with it. I can get on with most people, start up a conversation etc, but it still gives me the willies going into unknown places/people situations. But my biggest issue is noise... I like quiet. I don't like noisy places, or noisy people and that fact tends to keep me away from people as much as I can. I also have issues with the seemingly growing trend of arrogance and rudeness that seems to be the norm nowadays. On the other hand, being an Aquarian, i see individuality as a defining factor in a person. People seem to want to be clones of everyone else with the hair, the clothes and the shoes... I'm the one that will go after the woman that's got green hair (Mrs Mads current 'do' is purple ), I don't wear current fashions, I wear what makes me comfortable ( I can hear the wife again, 'not more camo shorts') I sort of create my own bubble of comfortableness. The funny thing is, my wife is my complete opposite, a senior systems architect, COMPLETE nerd with purple hair and a rather, shall we say, expressive, dress sense
  6. What have you purchased / been gifted

    I was going to say you could be all impressive and posh like and quote 100 sqm in acres, but its only 0.024 acres You could always buy 2 goats, then the Mrs will freak out, thus paving the way for your new rid on hot rod
  7. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Morning Chaps I must say that when the Mad Clan descended upon London last November, we used the Buses to get around and I was actually quite amazed at how well they functioned and were organised (hey, I'm from Africa, functioning and organised ain't words used often here ) One thing did fascinate me though. I remember when I were a wee lad, travelling with my mom on the Midland Reds into town and I can distinctly remember I used to love listening to what all the other people were talking about. We get on a bus in Clapham Common to go through to the Tate one day, and two girls are having quite a heated discussion in front, and I kid you not, its only after about 2 or 3 minutes that you realise they are actually speaking English
  8. Tamiya LP Paints

    Morning Chaps Well just a little report back. I've now tried them out a couple of times. Basically what you have is decanted Tamiya paint without the hoohah of decanting They are exactly the same as the TS paint, and apart from the fineness of the finish, it is difficult to tell the TS and LP colours apart. I used mine straight from the bottle with no thinning and they worked just fine, (that was spraying at 18Psi) and I cleaned them out with my usual Acetone. I think we might be onto a winner here I haven't had a chance yet to try out the Clear, but I'll let you know. The only grumble really is the bottle size, but then to keep the price down and make them competitive I can see the point. A bottle will do a couple of bikes or a car body and a half but then they are cheap enough to get a stock in. The big thing though is, the guys that live anywhere outside of the EU and UK that cant get Zero or Gravity paints, airbrush ready paint from Tamiya really is a blessing in disguise. Two thumbs up
  9. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Oh I agree there.... Ok, yes the postal service here in Africa's Bottom is a bit dodge, but when you offer to organize a courier and pay for everything up front, (transfered from a UK bank, I might add), and the seller still says no..... well.
  10. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Ok then, would someone pleeeeeeease moan about something, I'm too old for this
  11. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Oooooooh you had to go chips... For the love of god man, there are women and children around! (sans trolleys) (Hasitly paging through Pogwyns Curses and Malefications for every occasion for a suitable response.... ) Aha! May the chocolate chips in your cookies always turn out to be raisins
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    Ah Yes...... (desperately trying to think of something to insult your possessed goldfish with....) Nah, I've got nothing. Clearly I have been in Africa's bottom waaaay to long. Ah now see, that would explain it. Drove through Rugby in November and it seemed to be filled with the usual reprebates and naer do wells
  13. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Rugby has posh people? Will wonders never cease
  14. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    < Look, You instantly made me better Remind me again what we were sparring over
  15. More Pet Hates grumble grumble grumble

    Nuneaton was such a nice place when I left (in 84 ). Still go back at least once a year, have a house there in which one of the cousins resides, but yes, it has rather fallen down a bit , but Kenilworth Mr Gorby..... Kenilworth!!!! I am feeling a tad off sir,yes (awwwwfully decent of you to fake concern) We went down to the South Coast this past weekend and it rained every day, and I don't think the Germ Tube (plane ride) helped much either. Penguins Islamic Curses... Ha!, a man of your stature using such a amateur publication! Pogwyns Curses and Malefications for every occasion, now there's one you should look out for... And I was wondering why the cupboards smelt funny....