Random Stuff From Your Neck O' The Woods

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Make a 25" one at home, take it round, and call them out on it.

Worst that could happen: your compensatory free pizza (aka 'hush money') might just be a margarita thin-base, and not a hawaiian stuffed-crust.
 

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Taking the thread title literally, here are the remains of a restaurant once owned by Renato of "Save your Love" fame:

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It was subsequently quite a decent Chinese restaurant, but the Italianate arched doorway was well-known in the area. The whole thing has since been completely flattened.
 
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An unitentionally frightening mural in my hometown. Pay close attention to the right side of your screen. Oh, why is there a lederhosen-wearing clown on stilts? why?
Just about everything is wrong with that image. Especially the three kids holding the sausage links/serpent. The one on the right is sniffing it.
 

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Just about everything is wrong with that image. Especially the three kids holding the sausage links/serpent. The one on the right is sniffing it.
Oh dear god, you're right! :eek: I try not to look too closely at the thing. It can only lead to nightmares.
 

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Also that guy on the left has an unfeasibly large pipe. Anyhow, here's Alan Partridge spray painted on the side of a rather run down cinema in Norwich. He premiered his film here.

 

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Taking the thread title literally, here are the remains of a restaurant once owned by Renato of "Save your Love" fame:

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It was subsequently quite a decent Chinese restaurant, but the Italianate arched doorway was well-known in the area. The whole thing has since been completely flattened.
Shit ... my parents took me to a restaurant owned by Renato in the late 80's .. is this the same one in the midlands I went to Peripart? .. (they've probably still got the photo of my Mum being kissed on the cheek by Roy Castle somewhere).
 

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Tamworth, Staffs.
On Wikipedia.
I think he had one in Edgebaston (or it could have been Solihull ) as well then ... I know Tamworth very well, I had friends and a girlfriend in Tamworth once upon a time and the one I went to, I'm fairly sure it wasn't in Tamworth but thanks for that info.
 

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And if I turn the corner in the opposite direction to the aforementioned biggest pizza I come to this:

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Daleks are highly-adapted for preparing and cooking pizzas.

They can pop their top-covers to use as a cookie-cutter for slicing out a 12-inch crispy base, or, squat their skirts over a nicely rolled-out mixture in order to create eg a 36" mega streetparty ham & anchovies deep-pan.

That 'plunger' arm is able to spin the pizza bases in a constant orbit around their middles, and the 'poker' arm squirts tomato puree and pepperoni slices with deadly accuracy.

Anyone that doesn't ask for a side order of garlic bread is exterminated. And Davros can also do you a calzone that's totally out of this world...
 

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They seem to be quite armless, although hats maybe giving the wrong impression.

This gravestone: 'tis flat upon the ground, I'll wager? This engraving looks like a shape chased into soap-stone or sandstone. Or almost a stylus upon a tablet of clay....
 

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I think he had one in Edgebaston (or it could have been Solihull ) as well then ... I know Tamworth very well, I had friends and a girlfriend in Tamworth once upon a time and the one I went to, I'm fairly sure it wasn't in Tamworth but thanks for that info.
Hi Swifty - the one in my photo is in Mere Green. It was a Chinese restaurant for a while before it was shut down (which itself was a couple of years ago, but the developers have only just started demolition), but before that, it was called La Gondola, and I think you and I have discussed it before. I think it started with you mixing up Renato and Joe Dolce...
 

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La Gondola ! .. that's the one thanks. I only went there once about 30 years ago with my parents for a new years eve do ..
 

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I posted this elsewhere ages ago:



I know eating out of the tradesman's entrance is a specialist interest which probably won't sound terribly appetising to those not that way inclined, but they actually do a mean breakfast.
You should post that to Viz magazine (if they're still going that is) ... :clap:
 
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