Minor Strangeness

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
32,284
Reaction score
38,976
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London
When Techy gets up early for a wet shave and I'm in bed, I can hear him swishing the razor in the basin. It sounds as if it's next to my ear'ole. :chuckle:
 

catseye

Old lady trouser-smell
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
2,409
Reaction score
7,823
Points
219
Location
York
That is strange, but I discovered several years ago that sound can travel in strange ways. I also live in a very small house with houses attached on either side, but I’d lived here for many years without ever once hearing my neighbors talking. Then very early one morning I heard muffled voices coming from the house on my right and it kept happening. Since my neighbor lives alone I asked him if he’d mind moving his TV away from our shared wall since I could hear it at night, only for him to tell me his only TV was downstairs.

So, we tested it by him turning the volume up and down with me informing him whether I could hear it or not until we reached a satisfactory solution. It was really strange because I can’t even hear my own downstairs TV when I’m upstairs and it’s not as if he has a hearing problem and had his volume turned up high. But we’d been (equally quiet) neighbors for over 10 years before this happened.
Had he had any pipes removed/changed/lagged or unlagged? I know sometimes sound can travel up pipes. In my old (enormous) house, the TV was downstairs in a corner of the living room but you could hear it as clearly as if it were in front of you if you sat on the loo in the little upstairs bathroom., because behind the TV was a cupboard that contained all the water pipes.

I'm still not sure what my voices were. I've not heard them again since, my next door neighbours don't get up until six and their TV is quite a long way from the connecting wall, over the other side of their living room. They are 'music' people, not Radio 4 people, so I've ruled out radio and this sounded more like two men having a sotto voce discussion about something, when they are a man and a woman.
 

Trevp666

It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
3,296
Reaction score
8,222
Points
219
Location
Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
Now, I know Phil the Greek is in the hospital, and he's 99, so even sitting too close to an open window can be lethal at that age, but I'm sure he is receiving expert medical care.

But the thing that is troubling me is this - I'm absolutely certain that a short while before I went to bed last night, maybe around 1130, I was clicking through the channels and when I got to the BBC News channel, the female newscaster (who I couldn't really say seemed too familiar - one of those ones that 'usually works on Christmas day when no one else will' types) sombrely reported "Prince Phillip has passed away after a short illness, at the age of 99".
"Oh" I thought, "still he was 99, so I kind of thought he was going to cark it!".
And yet, no mention of it today. So I'm guessing he's still with us.
But also no mention of him now on the BBC news website, unless you dig around a bit, and the most recent item from yesterday about Charlie visiting him.
 

Souleater

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
1,834
Reaction score
2,811
Points
153
Now, I know Phil the Greek is in the hospital, and he's 99, so even sitting too close to an open window can be lethal at that age, but I'm sure he is receiving expert medical care.

But the thing that is troubling me is this - I'm absolutely certain that a short while before I went to bed last night, maybe around 1130, I was clicking through the channels and when I got to the BBC News channel, the female newscaster (who I couldn't really say seemed too familiar - one of those ones that 'usually works on Christmas day when no one else will' types) sombrely reported "Prince Phillip has passed away after a short illness, at the age of 99".
"Oh" I thought, "still he was 99, so I kind of thought he was going to cark it!".
And yet, no mention of it today. So I'm guessing he's still with us.
But also no mention of him now on the BBC news website, unless you dig around a bit, and the most recent item from yesterday about Charlie visiting him.
Definately nothing on tje news or interweb about it, although they seem to be prepared.
From google:
Once it comes to laying his body to rest, his body will be buried in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Frogmore Gardens. This is a very personal place for the Queen and Prince Philip as it's closed off to the public and is often where she walks her dogs.3 days ago
 

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
32,284
Reaction score
38,976
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London
Now, I know Phil the Greek is in the hospital, and he's 99, so even sitting too close to an open window can be lethal at that age, but I'm sure he is receiving expert medical care.

But the thing that is troubling me is this - I'm absolutely certain that a short while before I went to bed last night, maybe around 1130, I was clicking through the channels and when I got to the BBC News channel, the female newscaster (who I couldn't really say seemed too familiar - one of those ones that 'usually works on Christmas day when no one else will' types) sombrely reported "Prince Phillip has passed away after a short illness, at the age of 99".
"Oh" I thought, "still he was 99, so I kind of thought he was going to cark it!".
And yet, no mention of it today. So I'm guessing he's still with us.
But also no mention of him now on the BBC news website, unless you dig around a bit, and the most recent item from yesterday about Charlie visiting him.
Was that TV or radio? We need to track it down. :chuckle:
 

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
43,486
Reaction score
34,798
Points
309
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Now, I know Phil the Greek is in the hospital, and he's 99, so even sitting too close to an open window can be lethal at that age, but I'm sure he is receiving expert medical care.

But the thing that is troubling me is this - I'm absolutely certain that a short while before I went to bed last night, maybe around 1130, I was clicking through the channels and when I got to the BBC News channel, the female newscaster (who I couldn't really say seemed too familiar - one of those ones that 'usually works on Christmas day when no one else will' types) sombrely reported "Prince Phillip has passed away after a short illness, at the age of 99".
"Oh" I thought, "still he was 99, so I kind of thought he was going to cark it!".
And yet, no mention of it today. So I'm guessing he's still with us.
But also no mention of him now on the BBC news website, unless you dig around a bit, and the most recent item from yesterday about Charlie visiting him.
Maybe the timeline of this reality changed.
 

Trevp666

It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
3,296
Reaction score
8,222
Points
219
Location
Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
Was that TV or radio? We need to track it down. :chuckle:
On the tellybox.
Unless they've managed to make a big flat, square radio with moving pictures on it, I mean, it is an alternate reality after all.
 

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
32,284
Reaction score
38,976
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London
On the tellybox.
Unless they've managed to make a big flat, square radio with moving pictures on it, I mean, it is an alternate reality after all.
I can scroll through radio stations on my TV.
 

Trevp666

It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
3,296
Reaction score
8,222
Points
219
Location
Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
I can scroll through radio stations on my TV.
So can I.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Is it just me or is scargs unusually pendantic currently?)
 

pandacracker

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jan 16, 2004
Messages
1,144
Reaction score
2,638
Points
184
I can scroll through radio stations on my TV.
So can I.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Is it just me or is scargs unusually pendantic currently?)
Show offs!
 

Souleater

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
1,834
Reaction score
2,811
Points
153
They now have chocolate eggs with "pretzel flavored" filling in the supermarket. I have no idea what that means.

Wikipedia:
Salt is the most common seasoning for pretzels, complementing the washing soda or lye treatment that gives pretzels their traditional skin and flavor acquired through the Maillard reaction.

View attachment 35687
You've been able to get pretzel M&Ms for a while, described as:

M&M's Pretzel Candy is crunchy, salty, sweet. Pretzel chocolate flavour sweets in a crisp coloured shell.

Screenshot_20210221-193858.png
 

GNC

King-Sized Canary
Joined
Aug 25, 2001
Messages
31,728
Reaction score
18,692
Points
309
I suppose it's like salted caramel.
 

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
43,486
Reaction score
34,798
Points
309
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
What does salted camel taste like?
 

Souleater

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
1,834
Reaction score
2,811
Points
153
What does salted camel taste like?
My mom made some milloinare shortbread with salted caramel, it was very nice, the salt takes the sicklyness away from the caramel slightly. She was given a box of catering size bags of salted caramel (10 x 1kg bags) by her friend who works for Sainsburys in the bakery, which has now stopped making cakes and pastries on site.
 

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
43,486
Reaction score
34,798
Points
309
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
My mom made some milloinare shortbread with salted caramel, it was very nice, the salt takes the sicklyness away from the caramel slightly. She was given a box of catering size bags of salted caramel (10 x 1kg bags) by her friend who works for Sainsburys in the bakery, which has now stopped making cakes and pastries on site.
Oh, caramel! I misread it as camel...
 

Fluttermoth

Mrs Treguard
Joined
Feb 5, 2008
Messages
1,024
Reaction score
1,170
Points
169
What does salted camel taste like?
It's really nice; it's not very salty, just a bit of a tang that cuts through the sweetness, like Souleater says :)

Well worth trying, there's so much salted caramel stuff around, it's been trendy for a good few years now, I'm a bit surprised you've not tried it in anything!

Edit; Oh, I thought that was a typo :lolling:
 

Souleater

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
1,834
Reaction score
2,811
Points
153
Oh, caramel! I misread it as camel...
Id imagine salted camel tastes a bit like salted alpaca, which i ate when i was in Peru, it is very nice indeed, tatses like fillet steak, also ate guinea pig which wasnt very pleasent, tasted like greasy chicken, a friend of mine lives in Somalia and they regularly have camel stew.
 

gordonrutter

Within reason
Staff member
Joined
Aug 3, 2001
Messages
5,217
Reaction score
8,261
Points
309
Id imagine salted camel tastes a bit like salted alpaca, which i ate when i was in Peru, it is very nice indeed, tatses like fillet steak, also ate guinea pig which wasnt very pleasent, tasted like greasy chicken, a friend of mine lives in Somalia and they regularly have camel stew.
The guinea pig is just run over by a steam roller and then deep fried. At least that’s what it looked like when I was in Ecuador.
 
Top