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Happy New Year!

Mon 31 December 2012, 4:36pm

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! Your captions are welcome.

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  1. between the bridges (profile) says:

    feckin brits they promised me an OBE if i shook her hand…

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  2. socaire (profile) says:

    And a Happy New Year to all the “Nationalists and Republicans” up in Uncle Tadhg’s Cabin on the hill.

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  3. Just back from a neighbour’s New Year’s Eve party. Inevitably, we all had to do a turn. This involved setting five questions: all related to 2012; and if nobody could answer the smaret-ass questioner lost a personal point.

    The Lady in My Life was more Northern Ireland orientated than I was. Example: Which royal handshake was the most controversial? Easy-peasy.

    Here were my five:

    1. Where would you see: Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria?

    2. Since the middle of 2012, wikipedia have included ‘Bacon numbers’ in their biographies. Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe are all 2. So: what’s a ‘Bacon number’?

    3. If 2 is Bill Fairbanks; 4 is Aidan Flemings; 6 is Alec Trevelyan, who is 7? And how did his 23rd become the 14th to pass a billion?

    4. There were ten in 2012: Chris, Ernesto, Gordon, Isaac, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Rafael. Who came next and last?

    5. On Nov 6th the US Patent Office issued Apple with patent number D670,286. To what major technological advance did it refer?

    Only number 5 was a mark down against Malcolm.

    Answers to follow.

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  4. babyface finlayson (profile) says:

    The correct title should surely be;
    ‘Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of the northern part of Stead, in the occupied County of York’

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  5. Greenflag (profile) says:

    McGuinness is now representing the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire . So eat your hearts out ‘monarchists ‘ et all ;) and have a happy new year while you’re at it !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_Republic_of_South_Yorkshire

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  6. Sadly, Greenflag @ 7:09 pm, not so.

    Milor’ McGuinness is now the official custodian (until some other reprobate-but-one needs to evade his/her elected position) of several fields near Scarborough, in North Yorkshire.

    That is a long hike — ideologically and physically, change at Leeds and York — from the People’s Republic. About the nearest visible location for the nebulous Manor of Northstead is Scarborough Rugby Club.

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