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@Nosmo King posted this on the Flatulence thread -



This bit caught my eye:



I remember reading that very bitter reply, which is from so long ago it was first printed in the newspaper rather than online, and was for some reason thinking about it a few days ago.

It had stuck in my mind because I used to work as a Royal Mail night sorter in the late '70s, though not in Leicester, and there was indeed a culture of competitive farting. Poor R. C. Draycott was not amused.

Never thought I'd read it again. :chuckle:

Quoting myself 'ere -

Reading about farting, and there's a R4 item about Burger King trying to reduce emissions by feeding cattle a lemongrass preparation.
There's even a song about it.

(The programme is Green Inc: Activist and satirist Heydon Prowse unpacks the green repackaging of the food and drink industry.)
 

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Just now Techy was watching The Matrix and I brought in a couple of little desserts. Waved them at him and said 'You choose!'

He chose and I said 'I suppose you want a spoon now!' and he and the Chinese boy said together 'There is no spoon!'
:omg:
 

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Everyday I turn down a street with the same surname as one of my late husband's friends from squash playing days.
Earlier this week I thought about his friends and their wives as I turned down into the street.
Today I had an email from another of his friends saying that the wife of the one with the same name had died.
 

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Last night we were watching a TV series that's set in an area we know. It has the usual long-distance landscape shots and I put it on again this morning in the hope of picking out places in the view.

Froze the screen and thought 'If I knew what that tower was I'd have it!' and glanced at Facebook. A friend (met on'ere many years ago!) had posted a photo of that exact structure. I thought 'Of course!' and it's set the whole view in perspective.

Told him he's a spooky so-and-so. He'll like that. :wink2:
 

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I was just driving and warming the car up (-10C currently). I had the radio playing, as I always do, but not really listening. I knew the person on the radio was talking about barghasts.


Then as I was just thinking that it was kind of an odd reference for a Canadian program, a runaway husky ran in front of my car. Thank goodness I was not travelling fast (in town) nor was there any other traffic because it ran across 4 lanes. And I or someone else would have hit it.

I come up to the next intersection and turn right. And just maybe 500 ft ahead, a small funeral procession pulls out in front of me.

What should I take from all of that? I guess I should keep my wits about me!
 

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Saw this t'net -

Hazel O'Connor: Punk singer placed in induced coma after bleed on the brain


Actress and musician Hazel O'Connor, who rose to fame in the 1980s with hits such as Eighth Day and Will You? is recovering in hospital after suffering from a bleed on the brain.

The star of the 1980 punk musical Breaking Glass was found at her home in southwest France on Sunday and rushed to hospital after what her family described as a "serious medical event".

O'Connor, 66, was placed in an induced coma for 24 hours, but is now said to be responding to treatment.

Seems she is responding to treatment and hopes are high for her. Fingers crossed, eh.

Coincidence: I'd glanced down from t'tellybox where Six Feet under was playing, the scene where a doctor informs a patient about a bleed on the brain.
:omg:

Like @brownmane's dog/funeral thing. I thought hmmmm!
 

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Saw this t'net -

Hazel O'Connor: Punk singer placed in induced coma after bleed on the brain




Seems she is responding to treatment and hopes are high for her. Fingers crossed, eh.

Coincidence: I'd glanced down from t'tellybox where Six Feet under was playing, the scene where a doctor informs a patient about a bleed on the brain.
:omg:

Like @brownmane's dog/funeral thing. I thought hmmmm!

Hope she gets better.
A really talented singer-songwriter and a genuinely nice person.
Had a lovely chat with her after a gig once.
 

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"Bleed on the brain" sounds so strange to me as a non-native speaker. It feels more like an insult than a medical diagnosis.
It means, as you no doubt know, an intercranial haemorrhage. There are four types of intercranial hemorrhage with different treatments: epidural hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intraparenchymal hemorrhage.

'Brain bleed' covers all that.

How about an actual 'insult to the brain'? That was the official cause of death of the poet Dylan Thomas; an alcoholic 'insult', or injury.
The 'insult' was the huge amount of alcohol he drank before collapsing.

He is now thought to have died of pneumonia, hastened by inappropriate treatment including injections of morphine which would have slowed his already difficult breathing patterns.

'Insult to the brain' - what an informative expression. :cool:
 

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"Bleed on the brain" sounds so strange to me as a non-native speaker.

This is a largely-outmoded British idiomatic/folk medical expression, a style which has nearly disappeared.

I may not have heard or seen this form used, since last century, until reading it upon this page (I say that a lot, here: but I still might not be wrong).

Bet you I now hear it twice tomorrow, and three times before the weekend...

cf
"water on the brain"
"water on the knee"
"blood on the elbow"
"fluid on the lung"
&c
(note "on", not 'in')

ps the contemporary verson of the expression is really, I suppose, 'brain bleed'.....
 
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