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Started by uranrising on Aug 6, 2020 11:45:29 AM
Am I the only one ...?

Name anything(s) you have done that you sense maybe nobody else has ever has.

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2020 12:49:49 (#53 of 106)

I'm probably the only person on here who doesn't know who Robin Day is.

Veteran political journalist and interviewer, mainly on the BBC. Wore hornrimmed spectacles and a bow tie. Regarded as abrasive. Died in 2000.

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 12:51:21 (#54 of 106)

Thanks. Lots of British celebrities are unknown to me (like Delia Derbyshire mentioned above).

FrankieTeardrop - 06 Aug 2020 12:52:00 (#55 of 106)

She's not exactly a celebrity!

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 13:34:26 (#56 of 106)

I once went to a barbeque where the two people cooking the food were Piers Morgan and Andy Coulson.

I bet Tada was there. In fact it was probably in his garden.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 13:38:00 (#57 of 106)

I'm probably the only one here who's taken a photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev talking to a couple of Dublin oul' wans in a shop doorway on Thomas St.* in Dublin.

* down-at-heel shopping area in the middle of 'The Liberties', the heart of working-class Dublin. Stalls on the street, many poundshops, etc etc.

Tadagee - 06 Aug 2020 13:40:51 (#58 of 106)

I bet Tada was there. In fact it was probably in his garden.

I'm sure I should feel vaguely insulted by this but am not sure why?

Agaliarept - 06 Aug 2020 13:51:57 (#59 of 106)

I had a kick about with one time Mrs McCartney Heather Mills.

I say kick about, her an Paul were riding bikes along Brighton seafront many years ago when they lived there.

I was playing football on Hove lawns and the ball rolled toward her. She stopped the bike and kicked the ball back to me*.

I mean it's not exactly a kick about but it's close enough for my anecdote.

*Please spare us the inevitable "which leg did she kick with?"

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2020 13:58:54 (#60 of 106)

Did it fall off?

Agaliarept - 06 Aug 2020 14:04:49 (#61 of 106)

Well now actually that's the first time I've had that one so I'll allow it Shadders.

cozzer - 06 Aug 2020 14:05:38 (#62 of 106)

I never pegged uran as a Backstreet Boys fan.

ScandieAndy - 06 Aug 2020 14:08:56 (#63 of 106)

I dare say I'm the only one here to have been fellated on the Stockholm-Karlstad coach.

Hope everyone's had their lunch.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 14:11:46 (#64 of 106)

Ok, I'm pretty sure this thing I do is unique.

I take a word I hear, add up the letters (where A is 1 and Z is 26) and calculate a matrix of 16 words, each with an average of 16 (where A is 1...) and one more vowel each than consonants.

I was a lonely child

Verdigris - 06 Aug 2020 14:17:40 (#65 of 106)

Ok, I'm pretty sure this thing I do is unique.

I've been mulling over starting a thread on confessions of weird OCDish things that posters indulge in. Do you reckon there's any mileage in it? Or shall I just post one of mine here?

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 14:18:10 (#66 of 106)

post it here!

Macpaddy - 06 Aug 2020 14:20:43 (#67 of 106)

what if posting his ocd IS his ocd?

Verdigris - 06 Aug 2020 14:20:47 (#68 of 106)

I try to keep the remaining eggs in a box in a symmetrical pattern. This may involve using three, when I was originally going to use two. The 15-egg box has saved my mental health.

Globulin - 06 Aug 2020 14:28:20 (#69 of 106)

Had tea with Princess Margaret in Tokyo with 2 other guys. Halfway through she demanded Gin and cigarettes. Have also been on TV twice.

Impressed with Scandie's tale. It's a very up and down journey.

Snarlygog - 06 Aug 2020 15:17:30 (#70 of 106)

#64 did your parents meet at Bletchley Park?

Delighted_User - 06 Aug 2020 16:33:01 (#71 of 106)

I'm probably the only one on here who was in the DDR the day the Berlin Wall was built.

I might be the only one who was in Berlin the day it came down. Well, it didn't come down on that day, but you know what I mean.

Pheeep - 06 Aug 2020 18:13:53 (#72 of 106)

Nope, I was there too. Fabulous scenes.

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