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  1. Adverts that used to make me laugh

      So, Elsie Tanner was the only distinguishable one there then?  
  2. Just an amusing thought ...   The Famous Social Experiment: 5 Monkeys and a Ladder   A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage, and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top. Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water. After a while, every time a monkey would start up the ladder, the others would pull it down and beat it up. After a time, no monkey would dare try climbing the ladder, no matter how great the temptation. The scientists then decided to replace one of the monkeys. The first thing this new monkey did was start to climb the ladder. Immediately, the others pulled him down and beat him up. After several beatings, the new monkey learned never to go up the ladder, even though there was no evident reason not to, aside from the beatings. The second monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The first monkey participated in the beating of the second monkey. A third monkey was changed and the same was repeated. The fourth monkey was changed, resulting in the same, before the fifth was finally replaced as well. What was left was a group of five monkeys that – without ever having received a cold shower – continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder. If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they beat up on all those who attempted to climb the ladder, their most likely answer would be “I don’t know. It’s just how things are done around here.” Does that sound at all familiar?
  3. Adverts that used to make me laugh

    Anyone remember the Esso Blee Dooler?      
  4. Moderator Approval!?

    Neither could Heisenberg!
  5. Moderator Approval!?

    Seeing as Albert plagiarised a lot of Lorentz's work, I wouldn't put much value in his quantum quips!
  6. Well, I'm out! Good riddance! 
  7. Unusual pets....like Percy the Gull!

    Yes indeed CL. Thank Santa for that!
  8. A Slogan for Bedlington

    Yes, that gets my vote too! 
  9. A Slogan for Bedlington

      Haha! Thanks pilgrim. I remember the Fukawi from my younger days, along with .....   The Oomegoolie Bird. It dives from a great height,, pulls out at the last second, and yells 'Oo-me-goolies!'   And not forgetting the Winkee-Wankee Bird. When it Winks it W@nks, and when it W@nks it Winks. 'No lady, don't throw sand in it's eye!!!'   There are others too from the good old 'We're off to see the Wild West show song.'   But I digress. Back to the slogan competition ...   Bedlington, has a proud mining heritage, so how about, 'Why would you visit Bedlington? It's the PITS!'
  10. Hartford Hall History

    Nasty!! Thanks for that though. I always wondered what the eventual outcome was and why no more work was being done to finish off the estate. 
  11. Hartford Hall History

    I'd heard the developer took a shotgun into the middle of a field and tried to blow his head off but missed, leaving him alive but terribly injured.  Anyone know if this is true? 
  12. More EU devastation to UK Jobs!

    Well, we need steel, no matter where it comes from.    We need it to manufacture the billions of pounds worth of armaments we ship regularly to the likes of the Saudis for a start. 
  13. David Bowie dies aged 69 ...

    Sad day for many people. I didn't know whether to post this in music or TV & Movies, as he has been successful in both areas.   While I was never a Bowie fan, I can't deny he was talented, and I enjoyed a number of his tracks. The most influential for me was Rebel Rebel, which was one of the first guitar riffs I actually managed to nail.   Of his movies, I was particularly fond of The Prestige, which was a great story in its own right.   Rest in peace David. You will be missed by many.
  14. Germany isn't listening anymore...

    Goes hand-in-hand with this article:   http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/610649/Germany-Refugee-Sexual-Assault-Thomas-de-Maiziere-Rainer-Wendt-European-Union?_ga=1.159735997.1666213066.1449414694