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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 22 Dec 2014, 12:19

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 22 Dec 2014, 12:28

Use of gelignite-fuelled fairy-lights was finally outlawed by the New York authorities after the Great Rockefeller Plaza Explosion of December 24th, 1931.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 22 Dec 2014, 12:29

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 25 Dec 2014, 13:23

Nord ... I can't get that last image to open.

But no rush you understand ... hang-over and all that ...

Midnight Mass was obviously a blast wherever you were last night. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 25 Dec 2014, 13:34

We'll try this one instead. It's almost the same ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 14 Mar 2015, 15:54

Definitely time to kick this thread back into life, so .....

When she applied Tesco's Sugar'n'Spice hairspray on Christmas Eve, Tiffany considered it just a bit seasonal fun. She had intended to remove it on Boxing Day, or by Twelfth Night at the very latest. But it wouldn't budge and so Candlemass, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuseday and Ash Wednesday, all came and passed with her head still encased in nougat. But as Easter loomed she vowed she would finally get rid of it ..... And besides she'd just seen an ad' for Morrison's Choccy-Coiffure-Mélange, due to go on sale on Good Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 14 Mar 2015, 16:04

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 19 Mar 2015, 07:45

"Ave Maria, gratia plena, dominus tecum, benedicta tu .... GURGLE GURGLE ...! Spit! Spit! Christ, Mary! Enough of that trick already - it's not bleedin' funny anymore!"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 19 Mar 2015, 08:36

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 28 Mar 2015, 10:47

When Zayn Malik quit, One Direction were forced to completely change their image and stage act ..... but naive young girls remained their core fan base.



(... and I think that painting is the wrong way round: a lute is plucked with the right hand, a violin goes under the left chin and a portative organ is played with the right hand).
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sat 28 Mar 2015, 10:56

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 29 Mar 2015, 11:44

Bill Buttle seeks to propel himself into the history books by breaking the land speed record on Saturday next. In a practice run along Main Street yesterday, Bill wowed pedestrians with his inventive machine.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 29 Mar 2015, 11:48

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 19 Apr 2015, 16:55

"Elsie, just look all that lovely beefy muscle, it fair takes me back to when I was young."
"Oh Dot, I could just eat him up. He looks lovely, so firm, so fresh, so ripe, so meaty."
"But don’t it just make yer sick, with at scrag end o’ mutton at nine pence a pound, pork, a shilling, and beef at over one an’ six!"
"And that’s ‘beef’ wot’s just run in the 2:30 too, yet it’s still at least 5 coupons off the ration."
"So Else ….. we just lure him a bit closer and I’ll do ‘im wiv me ‘at pin, same as last time, eh?"
"Percentages?"
"Forty-forty each, plus the usual twenty for Jones the butcher."
"Done!"
" ........ Hello sonny. You look like a strong lad. Could you just give a hand to a little old granny?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Sun 19 Apr 2015, 17:07

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 29 Apr 2015, 07:58

Sienna's first experience with match.com proved to be something of a disaster.

Her friends had warned her that profiles could sometimes be "misleading", but goodness, this was ridiculous!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 29 Apr 2015, 08:02



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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 07 May 2015, 14:05

Changed my picture - sorry, ferval, couldn't resist.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 12 May 2015, 08:23

You used a Getty image, it seems - they get blocked when re-used via linking.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 12 May 2015, 18:59

Hope this one works.

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 29 May 2015, 15:06

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Decided on a referendum,
'Cos Tweedledum told Tweedledee
He'd got a slight majority.

But around the Brussels table,
They might not be so able
To change the rules,
And so might lose
All their voice in the Euro babel.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 29 May 2015, 15:16

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 08 Jun 2015, 09:12

And this here, young Mustafa my lad, is what we expert Egyptologists technically refer to as " L' Entrejambe Royale" ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 08 Jun 2015, 09:28

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 30 Nov 2015, 19:09

I see Ferval has kicked the 'Shakespeare Challenge' thread back into play, so let's also get this thread going again. Sorry the best I can do is ....


In 1907 Donald Wagner, a keen cyclist and campanologist, invented a system by which one’s bicycle bells could not only be made to sound with increasing frequency and complexity in relation to speed, but would introduce additional chords, harmonics and even key changes, the further and the faster one rode. Encouraged by his wife, Wendy Bigg, he set out to manufacture and sell what he informally called ‘Wagner’s Ring Cycle’.

He was aware that a musical bicycle might be thought a bit effeminate, so to avoid anything remotely "wimpy", and so playing on the word 'mach' as suggesting both "machismo" and "mach speed", he thought he’d hit on a sure winner by calling his product "The Mach-Donald". But he rapidly found that the name was already trade-marked. He suggested incorporating his wife’s name to clarify that it was his product alone … and so he proposed the Bigg-Mach, or even the Mach-Donald-Bigg-Mach … but they were also declined, and he was warned he could expect legal action if he ever attempted to use any of those or similar variants.

Back at the drawing board he tried to reduce his invention to its very essence, ie: bells and a tachometer … and so he came up with the name 'Tach-o-Bell'. But again he found himself thwarted. In desperation he tried to get recognition in another country. In Belgium he launched his idea as 'The Quick', and in Germany as the 'Kilometres-fur-Campanile' system which inevitably became known simply as KFC … but again both these names were refused.

In the end WW1 intervened, and post war Mr Wagner’s small family bicycle business was taken over by a Señor Dolmino … who specialised at using Vespa motorbikes for local deliveries


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 30 Nov 2015, 19:40

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 30 Dec 2015, 09:26

@Meles meles wrote:




"Oh, you are awful, Able Seaman Weyward - but we all like you."

(You have to be English to understand this.)


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 31 Dec 2015, 03:43

Local farmer Charley Winds celebrates with his prized heifer on wining the blue ribbon (proudly displayed) at the annual live stock show. Competition was stiff this year but judges could not but be impressed with her prime rump he says.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Thu 31 Dec 2015, 03:54

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:06

Yet another enthusiastic Res His contributor tries to persuade us all that the delights of meat-eating can be many and varied.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:26

"emm, err, urr, I ... , emm, I mean, urr, err, emm ...."
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:27

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 16 Nov 2016, 11:13

"Mister Pennygrow - I do wish you wouldn't take that extra strong Viagara before our weekly bridge sessions!"





Embarassed ... I'll go fetch my coat.


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Fri 02 Dec 2016, 13:45

Peckham Boys Club were happy now that they knew where milk came from.


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 19 Dec 2016, 08:23

Have you just got time for a cut and blow-dry, or is Zak doing your highlights as well?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:25

Shallow grave? Dismemberment and black bin-bags? Acid bath? F**king decisions, decisions, decisions ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:28

Nice one, Temp. Let's keep the images historical folks ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 20 Dec 2016, 15:12

Ghosts Of Christmas Past. Soon playing near you...
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 28 Mar 2017, 17:16




The National's production of Oedipus - the Early Years has been - on the whole - praised by the critics. Set in 1950s Corinth, this new musical is an exciting and innovative retelling of an ancient tale. The casting by Jonathan Kent of Elizabeth Hurley as Merope (shown) was a bold - if not entirely successful - move. Hurley's rendition of Somewhere I Know They Wait For You was nevertheless a high spot of the evening's entertainment.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 28 Mar 2017, 17:49

Illustration from "My Lyfe With Cronick Orchitis", by Groot Van Deferens, the famous, if rather mono-themed, 16th century playwright (viz. "Much Ado About Knackers", "Knackers Adronicus", "Taming Of The Knackers", and of course his most popular play at the time "All's Balls That Ends Balls").
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Tue 28 Mar 2017, 17:51

MM, I actually posted the above for you - shame you are not around. It's James I - Lord knows what Steenie said when he saw Jamie in those trousers!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Wed 29 Mar 2017, 02:46

@nordmann wrote:
Illustration from "My Lyfe With Cronick Orchitis", by Groot Van Deferens, the famous, if rather mono-themed, 16th century playwright (viz. "Much Ado About Knackers", "Knackers Adronicus", "Taming Of The Knackers", and of course his most popular play at the time "All's Balls That Ends Balls").

Would it be in his memory then, that the words to the tune 'Colonel Bogey' by J. Kenneth Alford, as sung by British soldiery in my hearing could be heard as starting with 'Bollocks" - And the same to you.' ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 03 Apr 2017, 08:49

The Telegraph reports today that, although UK armed forces are "far weaker" than they were during the Falklands conflict, we could still "cripple" Spain.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Historical Captions Challenge!   Mon 03 Apr 2017, 10:14



The Telegraph reports today that, although UK armed forces are "far weaker" than they were during the Falklands conflict, we could still "cripple" Spain (Part 2)


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