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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 21:54

A very famous speller from a previous generation. Google and learn, young BK ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 21:08

Paul Daniels :-S :-S :-S :-S

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Feb 2013 12:17

oh no...I missed an "a" out, cannot see the relevance to Paul Daniels though? Strike me down lol

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 12:05

Yes, BK :-D And you can spell as well as Paul Daniels :-P

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Feb 2013 11:52

You mean you actully know something? :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 11:46

Didn't realise this had changed to a thread about Welsh druids. Now I know something about them...........

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 2 Feb 2013 11:46

BK - The face and dress sense of this man reminds me of someone or could this be just a coincidence.

GP

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Feb 2013 11:23

If you put "Welsh Druid Jokes" in google...the Druid in Spar story comes up first- say's it all really :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 11:17

Hahahaha, SueC. Found that funny :-( :-( :-(

Men who like running. Do not accept a piece of Christmas cake with loads of marzipan when you get home.

Just off my for jog before settling down to the demolition of a very strong Irish team this afternoon :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 2 Feb 2013 11:09

Cyanide poisoning leads to a quick death so it's quite kind really.

:-D ;-) :-D

Wend

Wend Report 2 Feb 2013 11:07

Allan is a natural wit - he doesn't even have to try :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 11:03

AnnC Doubt Robyn bard is highly amusing - his book I have just read is not a barrel of laughs.

All my family find me highly amusing. I do realise that a financial incentive oils the chuckle muscles. As does fear.

I always laugh at my boss's jokes. And anything that Hayley or SueCrutch post. But always an element of fear. :-0 :-0 ;-) Now Allan!!! He just makes me laugh :-D :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:55

very much so - old Cock Robyn must be a joy to live with - a laugh a minute - I bet his wife is in permanent stitches :-S :-S :-S

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 10:43

The band who find slow death by cyanide poisoning amusing are not that great. I make it OP plus 6 others.

More people found Dr Robyn Lewis funny on one page of the 40 or so of SueCrutch's thread. Watch and learn (does that sound condescending?)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:32

thank you GP - join our band of happy members who have a sense of humour!!! :-D

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 2 Feb 2013 10:29

AnnCardiff - With all the hysteria and excitement with yesterday's responses, I forgot to mention that I enjoyed your original post.
Hope there is still a welcome in Wales for a mild mannered Geordie ;-)

GP

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:20

the one you told us about Archdruid Wotsit was far funnier

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 10:19

ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :-S :-(

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Feb 2013 10:10

Allan:-D :-D Brilliant as always :-D

There is a lovely anecdote about Orville Wright in a book by Dr Richard Stimson. Orville was a lifelong practical joker and very funny.

"One night an English writer friend of Orville’s was visiting at Hawthorn Hill. After dinner Brewer committed, “you know, I have often thought after you and your brother learned to fly, the problem that baffled men for centuries suddenly seemed most simple. You’d think anyone could have done it. There is a passage of poetry that expresses that very well. I have been trying to think of it for years. All I can remember is “…so easy it seemed once found, which yet unfound most would have thought impossible.” There is more to it about invention. I wish I could find the whole passage. Do you know it?”

“No, I think not,” answered Orville, “but I have an extensive collection of poetry in the library. Let’s look.”

The two men spent several hours hunting for the lines, but the passage eluded them.

The very next morning one of the coincidences so common in life happened. A letter asking for Orville’s autograph arrived and in the letter the writer included the very quotation Brewer had asked about and gave the information that it came from Paradise Lost, Book VI. Orville took down his Milton and began to search. Finally at line 499 he came to the passage, which began

Th’ invention all admired, and how he

To be th’ inventor missed;…

It concluded as Brewer had quoted.

Orville put the book back on the shelf, at the same time pulling the book directly above it out from the shelf a shade of an inch.

When dinner ended that night, Orville said, “I’d still like to find the passage of poetry we talked about last night. I have never told you before, but I am somewhat psychic.”

“I thought I might try to locate the passage by using my psychic powers. I’ll blindfold myself, run my fingers along the books and perhaps my psychic genius will guide them to the book.”

“Amazing,” said Brewer. “Let’s try it.”

After blindfolding himself, Orville ran his fingers along the shelves. At last his fingers stopped at one book and pulled out a volume. He took off the blindfold. “H’mmmm. Milton. Something tells me this is the book.”

Brewer looked at the book. “Milton? I don’t think so. It doesn’t sound like Milton to me.”

“There must be a reason why my fingers were led to this book.” Orville leafed through the pages long enough to make his act look good. Then he handed the volume to Brewer and pointed to the lines.

Brewer looked at Orville with astonishment showing on his face. Orville placed the book back on the shelf. He never did tell Brewer how his psychic powers worked." :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 Feb 2013 09:49

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D