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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.

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spartak - 06 Aug 2020 11:47:16 (#1 of 106)

Appeared twice on Russian telly.

Jacob_Richter - 06 Aug 2020 11:48:32 (#2 of 106)

I am going out a limb and reckoning that lots of people have appeared twice on Russian TV.

uranrising - 06 Aug 2020 11:49:02 (#3 of 106)

My tipple when first introduced to such a thing, just before my teens, was cherry brandy laced with advocaat.

ReverendBlueJeans - 06 Aug 2020 11:50:06 (#4 of 106)

Been drunk only once, at age ten.

Banana - 06 Aug 2020 11:50:29 (#5 of 106)

Swallowed a dragonfly whilst water skiing.

carterbrandon - 06 Aug 2020 11:54:01 (#6 of 106)

#3: I think that was Prince Charles& #39;s Underage Drinking Shock tabloid story.

ReverendBlueJeans - 06 Aug 2020 11:55:49 (#7 of 106)

Swallowed a dragonfly whilst water skiing.

Impressed. They're big fellas. Can't have been pleasant, though I expect it was worse for the dragonfly. They're a GBOL, dragonflies, but.

Rendered - 06 Aug 2020 11:58:15 (#8 of 106)

Offered a banana to Celia Imrie.

Banana - 06 Aug 2020 11:58:18 (#9 of 106)

I could see it moments before a look of horror appeared on my face, I opened my mouth, tried to swerve, in it went, down I went, and in went lake water to wash it down.

My one and only time waterskiing came to an end.

solomongursky - 06 Aug 2020 11:59:55 (#10 of 106)

Greeted Celia Imrie like an old friend on the District Line then realised your mistake.

cozzer - 06 Aug 2020 12:00:03 (#11 of 106)

Offered a banana to Celia Imrie.

Pimping dragonfly-swallowing waterskiers to British screen legends?

Bribaba - 06 Aug 2020 12:01:34 (#12 of 106)

Sneaked over the Canadian/US border.

Tadagee - 06 Aug 2020 12:03:59 (#13 of 106)

Been both on Newsnight and Richard and Judy.

EDIT: do you mean anyone else on JtT?

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:05:12 (#14 of 106)

Had dinner with Sean Connery and the then-chairman of Rangers (and his missus).

Lento_ - 06 Aug 2020 12:05:36 (#15 of 106)

I've made a few sandwiches over the years out of random ingredients and wondered if anyone else has ever tried the same thing e.g.

  • Marmite + museli. Really nice.
  • Peanut butter + museli. Fancy version of above.
  • Chicken, tomato sauce and rice crispies. About as bad as you might imagine.
  • Marmite and left over stuffing and carrots. Great
  • Risotto. In a roll. Because carbs are good.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 12:07:39 (#16 of 106)

Marmite + museli. Really nice. Peanut butter + museli. Fancy version of above. Chicken, tomato sauce and rice crispies. About as bad as you might imagine. Marmite and left over stuffing and carrots. Great Risotto. In a roll. Because carbs are good.

What was the name of that guy who lived in a US swamp and cooked with marg (sic) and cornflakes?

Lento_ - 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 (#17 of 106)

It wasn't me!

Agaliarept - 06 Aug 2020 12:08:10 (#18 of 106)

I used to put Ketchup in my tea.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 12:09:54 (#19 of 106)

There's an Irish film called Transmission (early Colin Farrell role) with a running gag (pun intended) involving people drinking tea with Marmite in it and loving it.

Eligelis - 06 Aug 2020 12:10:51 (#20 of 106)

Mistaken violinist Nigel Kennedy for Violinist Nigel Kennedy.

TommyDGNR8 - 06 Aug 2020 12:11:19 (#21 of 106)

Not something I've done, but I quite like Kirsty Allsopp.

Rendered - 06 Aug 2020 12:12:58 (#22 of 106)

Wash your mouth out with Marmite.

Tricyrtis - 06 Aug 2020 12:13:26 (#23 of 106)

Sandwiches - mayo and brinjal pickle is pretty good.

Also, vegemite and honey on toast. Just a smear of each, though, or it's horrible.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:13:46 (#24 of 106)

What was the name of that guy who lived in a US swamp and cooked with marg (sic) and cornflakes?

Dorry

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 12:15:00 (#25 of 106)

Is museli the same as Müsli or some horrible English stuff *?

*Like Marmite for example.

uranrising - 06 Aug 2020 12:16:21 (#26 of 106)

EDIT: do you mean anyone else on JtT?

Meant anyone, but anyone on JtT is ok - perhaps posters could specify?

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2020 12:17:38 (#27 of 106)

At 2am, anonymously left bottles of beer outside the front doors of various neighbours to surprise and delight them.

uranrising - 06 Aug 2020 12:17:53 (#28 of 106)

Got the autograph of Gustav Mahler's granddaughter. Prob. true on JtT; rather possible globally.

OldLefty - 06 Aug 2020 12:20:30 (#29 of 106)

Sung bass in a choir next to Simon Rattle. Only JtT.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 12:21:27 (#30 of 106)

Dorry

That's the cove.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:22:18 (#31 of 106)

Got Art Garfunkel's autograph, proclaiming how I'd raised a lovely daughter. She also showed him what Google is, as he was amazed how she managed to print a picture of him.

They spent the evening chatting by a log fire at the four-star hotel where she worked

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:24:20 (#32 of 106)

Proof! https://www.flickr.com/photos/91003169@N00/2333504
3410/in/dateposted/

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 12:30:27 (#33 of 106)

She also showed him what Google is

There are people in the first world who don't know this? He must be the only one.

TommyDGNR8 - 06 Aug 2020 12:32:59 (#34 of 106)

Like that a lot, Tass.

Tricyrtis - 06 Aug 2020 12:33:19 (#35 of 106)

I'd forgotten about Dorry, he was a strange one.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:33:43 (#36 of 106)

He's a bit of a technophobe. He arrived at her hotel in France after doing a gig in Geneva, hiring a car, refusing to use GPS, and ending up lost. They spent most of the evening discussing how modern stuff was rubbish. That and him telling her he and Paul Simon still chat regularly on the phone, discussing songs and how to arrange them.

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2020 12:35:08 (#37 of 106)

9/46 references on JtT to Art Garfunkel are Tasselhoff re-telling that anecdote his daughter.

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2020 12:35:30 (#38 of 106)

10/47 now.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:36:19 (#39 of 106)

I'm rather proud. The Sean Connery one is my personal best and I've probably told that one as many times.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:37:06 (#40 of 106)

Shadders is just jealous because he hasn't got such great anecdotes

Moschops - 06 Aug 2020 12:37:30 (#41 of 106)

I'm probably the only person on here that has given a very drunk Robin Day a lift to the station while he tried to cop off with a woman in the back of the car.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:37:48 (#42 of 106)

I'm not allowed to tell the greyhound one any more.

Delighted_User - 06 Aug 2020 12:38:25 (#43 of 106)

'That and him telling her he and Paul Simon still chat regularly on the phone, discussing songs and how to arrange them.'

But they've been slagging each other off for years, so much so that when I typed their names into Google to verify I hadn't imagined it, it suggested 'Simon & Garfunkel feud' to me.

tasselhoff - 06 Aug 2020 12:39:16 (#44 of 106)

He said that was a load of old cobblers invented by the media.

Moschops - 06 Aug 2020 12:39:30 (#45 of 106)

They just do that for the record sales

FrankieTeardrop - 06 Aug 2020 12:39:33 (#46 of 106)

Chatted to Delia Derbyshire about all her achievements, while at working at a temp job in a bank

Tadagee - 06 Aug 2020 12:39:50 (#47 of 106)

Been in a taxi with Edwina Currie who, without prompting, handed over a signed photo of herself from a bundle she carried with her.

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 12:40:51 (#48 of 106)

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

browserbutton - 06 Aug 2020 12:41:33 (#49 of 106)

Travelled on the top of a bus from Jalalabad to Kabul.

And very cold it was.

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 12:43:23 (#50 of 106)

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

Unfortunately I was not the only one at all.

spartak - 06 Aug 2020 12:46:49 (#51 of 106)

Sat 2 rows behind Jimmy Carr at the closing ceremony of London 2012.

Lento_ - 06 Aug 2020 12:49:30 (#52 of 106)

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

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnmSgaeGAI&t=
23s

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.

Delighted_User - 06 Aug 2020 18:17:46 (#73 of 106)

Indeed, but you've just kicked my post off the thread. So I'll go with being the only person here who met Kathy Horvath's mother in the queue to get back into West Berlin in the days when there were indeed two cities. That's probably safer, but less impressive, even if you know who Kathy Horvath is.

wickeltisch - 06 Aug 2020 18:25:56 (#74 of 106)

Which I don't.

LaLady - 06 Aug 2020 18:26:28 (#75 of 106)

I turned down a blank credit application at Alfred Dunhill of London in Beverly Hills from Abigail Folger the day before she was killed by the Manson bunch because I didn't know who she was...my manager explained and the credit was extended but I doubt she ever paid the bill...

Delighted_User - 06 Aug 2020 18:33:29 (#76 of 106)

Kathy Horvath once beat Navratilova in the French Open, and was playing in something or other in West Berlin, which is why her mother was there. Her mother had a relative in Hungary whom she had hoped to be able to meet in East Berlin if the Hungarians had allowed her to travel. Unfortunately, they hadn't.

Rendered - 06 Aug 2020 18:35:59 (#77 of 106)

Been in the same green room as Will Self, Tom Paulin and Mad 'Melanie' Phillips.

Delighted_User - 06 Aug 2020 18:37:16 (#78 of 106)

And survived.

ScandieAndy - 06 Aug 2020 18:37:51 (#79 of 106)

Am I the only one on here to have been admonished by Paxman for a "stupid answer" on a University Challenge rehearsal?

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 18:44:49 (#80 of 106)

Did you ask him why he couldn't pronounce foreign names?

AdonisBlue - 06 Aug 2020 18:51:35 (#81 of 106)

Eaten earthworm pate.

browserbutton - 06 Aug 2020 19:03:23 (#82 of 106)

That sounds a bit earthy. I've had fried silkworms in China, they're very tasty (as is just about any fried street food).

AdonisBlue - 06 Aug 2020 19:28:29 (#83 of 106)

Very garlicky due to added garlic.

BBBilly - 06 Aug 2020 19:34:49 (#84 of 106)

Pissed in Denis Healey's briefcase.

CloakAndDagger - 06 Aug 2020 19:37:31 (#85 of 106)

Unless anyone else here has played piano with Jools Holland, I reckon I’m alone in that.

melpomene - 06 Aug 2020 19:52:10 (#86 of 106)

How did that come about BBBilly?

Taught a member of Monty Python Pythagoras' theorem.

Had my foot run over by Stephen Hawking.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 20:03:46 (#87 of 106)

Hello, Mr. Chips.

moto748 - 06 Aug 2020 20:11:47 (#88 of 106)

Been in the same green room as Will Self, Tom Paulin and Mad 'Melanie' Phillips.

Allison, is that you?

FinnTheHuman - 06 Aug 2020 20:23:55 (#89 of 106)

Had a tweet liked by Mark Hamill.

Snarlygog - 06 Aug 2020 20:28:11 (#90 of 106)

Cold War Steve followed me before I followed him.

FinnTheHuman - 06 Aug 2020 20:30:19 (#91 of 106)

Ghostface Killah followed me for a bit, but I think that was just down to me following Wu-Tang Clan.

BBBilly - 06 Aug 2020 21:13:33 (#92 of 106)

#86 I was a young delegate at Labour party conference in the 70s. Went for a leak, and large figure with bushy eyebrows came in and stood at the next urinal. Forgetting what I was doing, I half turned to see if it was the great man. He'd put his briefcase on the floor between us.........

I zipped up and left before he knew what had happened. He probably blamed Benn.

Tadagee - 06 Aug 2020 21:23:51 (#93 of 106)

You Silly Billy.

davedanon - 06 Aug 2020 21:24:57 (#94 of 106)

Heh

HelenDamnation - 06 Aug 2020 21:55:04 (#95 of 106)

Launched a ship. People on here. Obviously, people (well, women) have been launching ships since the year dot.

melpomene - 06 Aug 2020 22:58:27 (#96 of 106)

Haha Billy.

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Snarlygog - 07 Aug 2020 07:10:55 (#98 of 106)

I've helped move two farms, a hospital and an entire Performing arts and media faculty.

BBBilly - 07 Aug 2020 09:15:51 (#99 of 106)

Flatulence?

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Aug 2020 09:18:36 (#100 of 106)

I've had dinner with two members of Spacemen 3, round at The Jazz Butcher's house

FrankieTeardrop - 07 Aug 2020 09:19:43 (#101 of 106)

(can someone do the klaxon for TRaney, in his absence?)

Snarlygog - 07 Aug 2020 15:35:03 (#102 of 106)

#99?

darkhorse - 07 Aug 2020 16:34:27 (#103 of 106)

I got a lift from 80s band Test Department.

At a petrol station, I begged a lift off a bunch of shaven headed blokes in a van (blimey, that could end many ways for an innocent 20 year old) when hitching up to the Edinburgh festival.

davedanon - 07 Aug 2020 17:12:49 (#104 of 106)

Could have been TTJ and his fellow Chelsea thugs for all you knew.

darkhorse - 07 Aug 2020 17:24:36 (#105 of 106)

Well, it was those raver days, when many nice young chaps had #1 cuts.

They looked a bit "straight edge" the band, but they were good enough to pass me a spliff, before booting me out at some traffic lights on Princes Street, 11pm

moto748 - 07 Aug 2020 19:05:46 (#106 of 106)

Launched a ship.

But not a thousand, helen?

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