Another pointless thread


jeallen01

Link Posted 02/02/2023 - 15:08
jeallen01 wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:
Oh dear . Was it a big bang - sprouts stuck to the ceiling, bits of parsnip decorating the windows, fairy blown off the top of the tree by the force of the explosion??

Steve

Decades ago, I left a tin of baked beans heating in a pan of water but forgot what I had done - took quite a time to clean the beans off the kitchen ceiling

OTOH, 2-3 yrs ago, we were sitting in the lounge and heard a bang from the kitchen, went out there but could see nothing that would have accounted for it.

Couple of weeks later I was looking for something in a kitchen cupboard, and noticed some brown stains on the inside walls thereof, and tracked the source down to a small can of Tesco own-brand baked beans. Turned out that it had had a pinprick hole in one end, and, as a result, the contents had rotted and caused a build-up of gas inside the can. The pressure from that eventually led to part of the end opening "explosively" and the rotted beans to "vacate the premises" very rapidly. Took a LOT of time to clean the cupboard, and I never really got rid of every stain.

Took the can, in a plastic bag!, back to Tesco customer services but the assistant was not all "impressed" by the sight or smell in the bag - we then got a quite generous TESCO Gift voucher and a couple of other freebies, but that didn't totally compensate for all that cleaning work
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 02/02/2023 - 15:12

Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/02/2023 - 07:33
The only thing I've had explode recently was a bottle of beer.

It was in the cupboard last summe on a particularly hot day when the bottle bottom blew off.

There was beer everywhere, it took some time to get it cleaned up, I couldn't even lick it up due to the broken glass!

Can't remember the brewery involved, only that it was a gift and well within the drink-by date..

..no chance of it happening at the moment, the cupboard only has a couple of botles in..

HG
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

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Aitch53

Link Posted 12/02/2023 - 10:18
I had a toaster explode a year or two back. Well, not so much explode as go bang, with a bright red flash and a puff of smoke. Mind you, the two pieces of bread in it were toasted to perfection, for a change.

I also have a copy of a story about an exploding Christmas pudding that someone posted to the old Guardian forum years ago, if anyone would like to read that? And I'm allowed to post it...
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 18/02/2023 - 08:24
Strange dream last night. I went out for a walk in the countryside with camera. When I got home there was no camera, I'd lost it and hadn't realised at the time. K3 and 16-85mm (yes, that specific) gone. Trying to work out what to do woke me up. Do these things have meanings? Is it an omen? Should I take the K3 out more - or less? Is a plague of cameras on the way?

Steve

takuman

Link Posted 18/02/2023 - 13:19
Lubbyman wrote:
Strange dream last night. I went out for a walk in the countryside with camera. When I got home there was no camera, I'd lost it and hadn't realised at the time. K3 and 16-85mm (yes, that specific) gone. Trying to work out what to do woke me up. Do these things have meanings? Is it an omen? Should I take the K3 out more - or less? Is a plague of cameras on the way?

Steve

I can offer a solution to you worrying about this. 1. Gather together all photographic equipment (yes all) place in very large wooden crate and despatch to a Box Number that I will provide. 2.
This will prevent all "strange dreams". I will know that I have done a good thing and I will sleep very well.
Just passing thru

bforbes

Link Posted 18/02/2023 - 14:28
takuman wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:
Strange dream last night. I went out for a walk in the countryside with camera. When I got home there was no camera, I'd lost it and hadn't realised at the time. K3 and 16-85mm (yes, that specific) gone. Trying to work out what to do woke me up. Do these things have meanings? Is it an omen? Should I take the K3 out more - or less? Is a plague of cameras on the way?

Steve

I can offer a solution to you worrying about this. 1. Gather together all photographic equipment (yes all) place in very large wooden crate and despatch to a Box Number that I will provide. 2.
This will prevent all "strange dreams". I will know that I have done a good thing and I will sleep very well.

or he could just take more water with "it"
Barrie
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 19/02/2023 - 16:09
takuman wrote:
I can offer a solution to you worrying about this. 1. Gather together all photographic equipment (yes all) place in very large wooden crate and despatch to a Box Number that I will provide. 2.
This will prevent all "strange dreams". I will know that I have done a good thing and I will sleep very well.

NOOOOOOOO!!! EVIL!!!

Steve

K10D

Link Posted 28/02/2023 - 18:19
What to do? No road left to kick a can down...
When something goes wrong in the circus, they send clowns into the arena to distract the audience.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 28/02/2023 - 22:02
K10D wrote:
What to do? No road left to kick a can down...

Tho' the way be long, let your heart be strong, Keep right on round the bend.

And please drink the contents of the can before kicking it. As established above, beer can be very messy if it explodes.

Steve

bforbes

Link Posted 28/02/2023 - 22:07
Lubbyman wrote:
beer can be very messy if it explodes.

Steve

You should see a Pigeon after a Sparrow Hawk strike, feathers everywhere
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/03/2023 - 07:51
When it snowed recently I went into the attic, looking for something else adn found my old Hornby Dublo railway.

Needless tosay I dug it all out and have had many recent hours lost cleaning and playing...



Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 17/03/2023 - 08:56
Hardgravity wrote:
Needless tosay I dug it all out and have had many recent hours lost cleaning and playing...

A friend of mine did the same a few years ago. You must be the same age as him Do you watch 'Hornby, A Model World' on Yesterday channel? On UKTVPlay if you've missed it. It's great. They are clearly making things for grown-up boys of a certain age, not so much young kids.

I never had an electric train set but the clockwork one (Hornby O-guage) comes down from the loft every 20 years or so. The grandchildren loved playing with it last time it emerged.

Steve

Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/03/2023 - 18:43
I watch the occasional episode and intend catching up over t'nit.

It's reminded me how much I enjoy tinkering with things, the right hand loco in the picture is actualy a 2 rail model.

Having said that it's now converted to run on 3 rails, most toy train buffs will think that's a complewte waste, but it means I only need one track laying ot!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

gtis

Link Posted 17/03/2023 - 18:46
Hardgravity wrote:
When it snowed recently I went into the attic, looking for something else adn found my old Hornby Dublo railway.

Needless tosay I dug it all out and have had many recent hours lost cleaning and playing...



Here his mine


cheers Neil
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/03/2023 - 01:05
I quote from last month's "Heritage Railway" magazine - page 72 ....

Hornby O gauge took the first two top slots in a Vectis model trains sale on January 20th led at 950 by a clockwork goods set comprising an 0-4-0 with Southern lettering and No E509 on the tender, accompanied by an open SR wagon and two-rail track. In second place was a three-rail electric LMS Princess Royal pacific No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth (800).

Are you boys sure you ought to be playing with these things?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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