I didn’t see that coming. Gotta love British humor.
We used to super glue quarters to the bench at a park in town and sit back and watch people try to pick it up. It’s amazing how hard people would work to get that quarter.
What’s also funny is that some poor bloke is probably still nursing that ’69 bug along after 50 years.
@ Different Tim FEBRUARY 20, 2020 AT 8:56 PM
Me too. Or solder them to a roofing nail and pound them into the deck in jr high. The best was to heat them with a torch in shop class though. One guy actually scooted one into his pants pocket
Life was a struggle in ye olde socialiste Britain before Thatcher.
You’re right about that. I lived over there in the 70’s and it was tough living for the blokes.
The late, great, Dave Allen. One of the best comedians ever. Irish, hugely successful in the UK. Had a weekly TV comedy show where he mostly sat in a chair, smoking cigarettes, sipping whisky and telling funny and clever jokes. The show would have a few “sketches” (of which this is one) in between the joke telling. He always signed off his show with the words “Good night and may your god go with you”.
Loved that man. Look him up on You Tube.
Shop class was cool, but we also had electronics class in high school (1960s was still teaching tube theory with high voltage power supplies). We would charge up Beaver capacitors to 400 Volts and toss them at each other! Here catch!
@ TRF FEBRUARY 21, 2020 AT 7:29 AM
There was a ninth grader who was a BAMF who was out to get me for something. I can’t remember what it was, but he was out for blood. I was in seventh grade. My buddy Scott Walters tipped me off that he was laying in wait and was going to sucker punch me. I cut a piece of 3/4 ply and dressed the edges then slipped it inside my puffer jacket then walked calmly toward the ambush point then covered my face when he suddenly appeared from his hidie hole. The hit to my mid section sent me flying. It all but ended his football career though. The school tried to discipline me but my mother threatened to sue them through the floor if they even made a move in that direction.