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Started by MsCharDonnay on 09-Feb-2017 13:30:44
What has surprised you the most and the least today?

Yesterday I was most surprised by the demise of Tara Palmer Tompkinson, and least surprised by the outcome of the Article 50 notification vote.

How about you?

thismorning - 16 Feb 2017 22:11:34 (#1 of 38)

That I have clicked this thread.

Shadrack22 - 16 Feb 2017 22:18:03 (#2 of 38)

Most: a short film clip emerges of what is strongly believed to be Marcel Proust.

Least: the continuing train wreck that is UK politics.

CarlosFandango - 16 Feb 2017 22:26:26 (#3 of 38)

Least: That a really good, heavy-duty belt sander is quite pricey.

Most: That if you inadvertently let go of it before it has completely stopped it will cheerfully rocket off across the floor and utterly destroy a mains socket on the other side of the room.

Anchorman - 16 Feb 2017 22:31:29 (#4 of 38)



thismorning - 16 Feb 2017 23:05:57 (#5 of 38)

--Gee I wish I had one of those.

General Buck Turdgis in Dr. Strange Sawdust or How I learned to love the heavy duty belt sander.

CarlosFandango - 17 Feb 2017 00:47:59 (#6 of 38)

Sadly no video Anchs, but I guess I could post a picture to farcebook of a sad-face kitten next to the dangling ring main.

thimo - you have got one of those. Back seat of the Mazda, masquerading as a copy of Cortazar's Axolotl. Tastes like chicken.

thismorning - 17 Feb 2017 01:41:09 (#7 of 38)

I hope the ring of mexican car thieves who stole the Mazda did not hurt themselves by using it carelessly...

quartus - 17 Feb 2017 02:20:04 (#8 of 38)

Trump thinks (or rather thought) the electoral college vote rigging was phony when Obama won in 2012:


uranrising - 19 Feb 2017 11:36:25 (#9 of 38)

terrific idea for a thread. Hoping to contribute.

Contributing is least today, apart from getting up because I'd finished sleeping.

SinnerBoy - 19 Feb 2017 18:25:53 (#10 of 38)

Most, my cold, which seemed to be almost over, yesterday, returning with vengeance, Sicilian style, today.

Least, my huffy colleague, who isn't speaking to me, after I took no notice of his efforts to belittle me, in front of audiences; and to give me orders (he's the same grade and doing a different job) passed me a note.

When I was having a break. It ordered me to do something, none of his businesses, which I'd done hours previously.

___________________ - 19 Feb 2017 18:30:28 (#11 of 38)

Most: that you can have a username like this.

Least: that Manchester United won.

surferboogiewhatever - 19 Feb 2017 19:07:53 (#12 of 38)

Most - seeing my usually rather sedate and ladylike 59-year-old friend J having a go on a rope swing in the woods and letting out loud shouts of "Wheeeee!" and "Whoooo!"

Least - that our student sons, who hadn't seen us for a few weeks, didn't have much to say when we met them for lunch and sloped off back to do some "work" (possibly true in #1's case) as soon as was decently possible.

MsCharDonnay - 22 Feb 2017 21:05:07 (#13 of 38)

Most: Cressida Dick being appointed Met Commissioner.

Least: That Brexit wont change immigration levels.

uranrising - 23 Feb 2017 10:14:06 (#14 of 38)


Most. That a science teacher friend of mine is quite happy to lay aside his scientific concepts and attitude aside in quite a few situations.

uranrising - 25 Feb 2017 10:22:40 (#15 of 38)


Most. The Beeb's failure to make anything at all of being barred from Donny's Press Conference.

SinnerBoy - 25 Feb 2017 11:59:13 (#16 of 38)

Most: that the weather forecast was wrong and it's worse than they said, meaning that we can't work, at present.

Least: that my peurile colleague hasn't spoken a word to me, after his tantrum yesterday, when he refused to tell me whether he'd produced some data, which I work on after him.

I questioned him calmly and politely, at which point, he put his headphones on, pointed at them and said, in a tone to have embarrassed the most spoiled, petulant teenager;

'I can't hear you, I have my headphones on, neurr!"

He's 46.

tasselhoff - 25 Feb 2017 12:07:11 (#17 of 38)

Most: watched an old episode of wotsisface's Good News where he met Brian Blessed. Apparently Brian went to the Arctic and a polar bear suddenly poked its head in his tent. Brian bellowed at it and thumped it, whereupon it about turned and high-tailed it. How cool is that?

tasselhoff - 25 Feb 2017 12:16:18 (#18 of 38)

And he apparently trained as a cosmonaut in his seventies. He's a legend.

flowbagging - 25 Feb 2017 12:43:24 (#19 of 38)

No one could afford the fuel to launch him though.

SinnerBoy - 25 Feb 2017 13:49:30 (#20 of 38)

Oh, I don't know, a bit of liposuction, day 6 stone of lard, to reduce his weight, the render the lard into rocket fuel.

It wouldn't hurt.

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