Things that have bothered you for a long time.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Yellow Fang, 14 Nov 2017.

  1. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    You trying to mess with my festival addled brain??

    Me no speak code numbers :sad:
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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    You forgot Middle
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  3. If upward is /\, downward \/, and so on (forward, backward,) in which direction is awk?
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  4. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Given we have BBC radio 5 SPORT, why is there so much football and cricket on radio 5?
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  5. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Midlands UK
    When our cat has used her tray, why does she leave a trail of litter across the floor :scratch:
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  6. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Oh, how this resonates...not fun in bare feet at 3am either.
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  7. i hate hills

    i hate hills Done done on to the next one..........

    Great thread this , it will allow me to vent my spleen . Superdry jackets .....if you are out and it dinging down will it keep you Superdry ? I have my doubts ....discuss....
  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
  9. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Ring-pull cans.
  10. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    What's the point of keyless-entry if you've got to put a huge disk-lock on your steering wheel to stop people stealing your car?
  11. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    Reheating food causes food poisoning. So why is it OK to repeatedly reheat the same lump of kebab meat on a spit?
  12. OP
    Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    In Star Wars, why did Obi Wan Kenobi tell Luke Skywalker that his father was betrayed by Darth Vader, when quite clearly he wasn't. Why did he say Darth Vader was his greatest student and his greatest failure? I didn't watch Star Wars 2 and 3, but I gather Kenobi only had one student. On Tatooine, why didn't Darth Vader recognise his dead brother/brother-in-law or sister/sister-in-law? Why was The Return of the Jedi so bad?
  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Kenobi was driven to obfuscate by two things:

    • 1. he regretted his part in Anakin's downfall and couldn't own up to it to Luke
      2. he didn't want Luke to follow his father
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  14. OP
    Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Similarly, I was always disappointed in the Lord of the Rings that Bilbo Baggin's invisibility ring turned out to be Sauron's ring of power. It seemed to give it two distinct and slightly incompatible functions:

    1) It made you invisible
    2) It turned you into a great war leader

    I am not sure how it turned you into a great war leader. Perhaps it made you very charismatic, or a really good fighter. However, if you put it on and you turn invisible, your followers can't see you. It didn't turn Frodo, Bilbo or Gollum into great war leaders. Perhaps you just need to know how t use it.
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  15. I've found out that it comes from the "Awk stroke" of mediaeval knights, a backhand slash.
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