Stuff You've Just Bought

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  1. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    I had a misguided certainty that Jack Pizzey was the stalwart of Pebble Mill - it was, of course, Bob Langley

    Woolly jumpers were the comfort-blanket of the day. :smghost:
     
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    Dinobot Justified and Ancient

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    And you haven't been the same since...:ptask:
     
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    davidplankton Justified and Ancient

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    I was in the Pebble Mill audience once.
    ^

    Carlos needs to put this in his signature. Lest we forget.
     
  4. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    That was Owen Paul. He was inducted into the Scottish Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for that moment. We have to take what we can get.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified and Ancient

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    Pebble Mill was also responsible for inflicting this on the viewing public
     
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  6. Andy_X

    Andy_X Portent

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    That's the fella. Also Donny MacLeod!
     
  7. Megadeth1977

    Megadeth1977 Great Old One

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    i had to pick this book up from my local post office today it come yesterday I did not hear the doorbell. image.jpeg
     
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    escargot1 Justified and Ancient

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    I remember Langley for being one of those presenters who were ugly in a way that only a man in broadcasting could get away with. Females had to be decorative, still do. You never see a plugger.
     
  9. stuneville

    stuneville Amministratore principale Staff Member

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    Steve Coogan cited him as part of the overall Alan Partridge montage (Richard Madeley was the core, but all the very-pleased-with-themselves 70s & 80s presenters informed him too.)
     
  10. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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    An extraordinary creation, at times painful to watch.
     
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    CarlosTheDJ Justified and Ancient

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    CarlosTheDJ Justified and Ancient

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    Your wish is my command.

    I've also witnessed Ready Steady Cook and As Time Goes By, and been a contestant on The Code :pipe:
     
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    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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  14. Tigerhawk

    Tigerhawk Great Old One

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    Bought a "Creature Feature" DVD box set containing Legendary (with Dolph Lundgren), Sharknado, Bermuda Tentacles, Big Foot (with Alice Cooper), Rage Of The Dinosaurs, Megapython VS Gatoroid, all of them seem cheesy beyond belief, and not to shabby for $18.75!
     
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  15. Swifty

    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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    I've just been to our carnival car boot sale and I wasn't sure what I was going to waste ten pounds on, I was hoping to find a Kenner AT AT fighter figure or something similarly childish but have come home instead with a 1920's era ACME tie press. It's incomplete because it should have a long tongue looking shaped bit of wood that you slip the tie over. I'm not bothered because I got it for five quid, I don't want to press any ties and it looks whimsical .. bargain IMO ..

    Here's a pic of one that looks exactly like mine ... (and for 50p, I also bought an old BOOTS the chemist glass embossed bottle with the paper label still attached that looks like a prop from a horror film)

    acme tie press.jpg
     
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    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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    .... and the Boots medicine bottle (that I'm trying to post a pic of at the moment) is simply and ominously called 'The Mixture' .. so I've just searched online to see if this is a prank label .. nope, you can still buy it:

    http://www.boots.com/j-collis-brownes-mixture-10075295

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    themixture1.jpg
     
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  17. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Here's what I'd do ...

    Find an appropriate image of a certain bird - one that reasonably conveys demise via squashing, such as:

    photo.jpg

    Scale / manipulate the image, print it out - better yet, make it a cut-out of the figure alone.

    Mount it inside the tie press, and simply leave it lying around as a sort of trap for visitors / guests.
     
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  18. Swifty

    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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    Excellent idea .. I shall do just that .. and *meep meep!*
     
  19. Andy_X

    Andy_X Portent

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    Excellent! Thought I'd identified it as the Boots 'Bronchial Mixture' that I think still features in my mum's medicine cabinet - it was, and is, brown, thick and gloopy, reeks painfully of ammonia and presumably works by burning off the infected top layers of lung tissue - but no; a medicine for coughs AND diarrhoea *mind blown*.

    I love this kind of stuff - my grandparents had old bottles of stomach pills, nerve tonics and liver curatives...these must've had some effect as we survived to see the advent of Big Pharma and socialised healthcare.

    If I may wander back to the 1950's of the imagination, there's a bit in one of the Hancock's Half Hour radio episodes where he and Sid James are competing for the same pitch as fake street doctors. Someone (Bill Kerr?) asks what's in his patent medicine and he replies, "I dunno...I just nip in the chemists, 'ave half a crown round the window and I'm out". (*laugh of knowing recognition from audience*).

    I'm sure Boots exercise far more care in preparing their non-standard medicines these days. Good for them for keeping up the tradition of mysterious oily syrups that Do You Good.
     
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  20. Swifty

    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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    Reading the link in my post, this bad boy also contained morphine and peppermint ... the contents smell of aniseed to me though.
     

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