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Freddies drugs
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Mike
2018-07-31 18:17:21 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-07-31 20:00:55 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)

On a more serious note - are there crematers that size? I get the
impression that Umbrella was not only a horse (obviously), but a large
one. Obviously there are facilities for animal cremation - last time we
had national foot-and-mouth we had harrowing images of them - but they
were mostly open-air bonfires, rather that something that could generate
the usual urn/cardboard box.
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Jenny M Benson
2018-07-31 20:37:05 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know! Can I have an explanation, please.
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Btms
2018-07-31 21:10:13 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know! Can I have an explanation, please.
Topper’s ashes used Nd abused by young Freddie.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-07-31 21:14:32 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead
of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know! Can I have an explanation, please.
Spoiler required, I think.
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A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was Topper.)
Since they had some considerable affection for the horse, Lizzie and
Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or ash scattering.
Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for a different reason
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(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
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Clive Arthur
2018-07-31 22:21:24 UTC
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Post by Mike
Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead
of  talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know!  Can I have an explanation, please.
Spoiler required, I think.
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A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was Topper.)
Since they had some considerable affection for the horse, Lizzie and
Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or ash scattering.
Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for a different reason
...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.

Cheers
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Clive
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-07-31 23:52:33 UTC
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Post by Mike
Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes
instead of  talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know!  Can I have an explanation, please.
Spoiler required, I think.
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Post by Clive Arthur
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
I had forgotten that ...
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attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
LOLAL! BUMRA.
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Cheers
(Didn't there use to be BUMRA awards, like the BT awards?)
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Nick Odell
2018-08-01 00:01:29 UTC
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Post by Mike
Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead
of  talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know!  Can I have an explanation, please.
Spoiler required, I think.
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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was
Topper.) Since they had some considerable affection for the horse,
Lizzie and Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or
ash scattering. Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for
a different reason ...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
Is it still current slang? I remember asking my dad what the title of
Len Deighton's "Horse Under Water" meant and that must have been back in
<hoiks previously-mentioned book out of bedroom book case> 1963.

Nick
Btms
2018-08-01 06:46:12 UTC
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Post by Mike
Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead
of  talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
I don't know!  Can I have an explanation, please.
Spoiler required, I think.
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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
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.
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.
.
.
.
A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was Topper.)
Since they had some considerable affection for the horse, Lizzie and
Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or ash scattering.
Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for a different reason
...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
Cheers
Love it.
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Chris Brown
2018-08-01 22:38:23 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was
Topper.) Since they had some considerable affection for the horse,
Lizzie and Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or
ash scattering. Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for
a different reason ...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
In additional addition, Topper Headon, long-serving drummer of popular
beat combo The Clash and composer of their song 'Rock The Casbah', was
sacked from the band because of his heroin addiction.


*returns to lurking for a further 8 years*

Chris
Sid Nuncius
2018-08-02 06:11:03 UTC
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In additional addition, Topper Headon, long-serving drummer of popular
beat combo The Clash and composer of their song 'Rock The Casbah', was
sacked from the band because of his heroin addiction.
Every single time I see the "Lock the taskbar" option in Windows, I get
it on the brain to the tune of Rock The Casbah.

I do hope it won't be eight years before we hear from you again, Chris.
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Mike
2018-08-02 07:55:16 UTC
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A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was
Topper.) Since they had some considerable affection for the horse,
Lizzie and Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or
ash scattering. Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for
a different reason ...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
In additional addition, Topper Headon, long-serving drummer of popular
beat combo The Clash and composer of their song 'Rock The Casbah', was
sacked from the band because of his heroin addiction.
*returns to lurking for a further 8 years*
Chris
Their second album was, of course ....
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vk
2018-08-02 12:12:32 UTC
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A horse belonging to the Pargetter family - which I think used to be
Nigel's - has just died. (I think his - the horse's - name was
Topper.) Since they had some considerable affection for the horse,
Lizzie and Freddie were discussing how to remember him - burial, or
ash scattering. Mike McToodles suggested Freddie wanted the ashes for
a different reason ...
(Just in _case_ you didn't know: "cutting", in the illegal drugs
context, means mixing the real drugs with some other substance - often
talc, chalk, baby powder, milk powder - so that more
tablets/baggies/whatever can be made [and thus sold] from a given
quantity of original drugs. They're referred to as having been "cut
with" the fake substance.)
In addition, 'horse' is a slang term for heroin, so were Freddie to
attempt to pass off topper's ashes as drugs, he would indeed be
'flogging a dead horse'.
In additional addition, Topper Headon, long-serving drummer of popular
beat combo The Clash and composer of their song 'Rock The Casbah', was
sacked from the band because of his heroin addiction.
*returns to lurking for a further 8 years*
Chris
Their second album was, of course ....
Give 'em Enough Rope. Brilliant stuff.
Jenny M Benson
2018-07-31 21:56:04 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
Following your explanation, Jpeg (for which thanks) I am happy to accept
the Nomination.
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Btms
2018-08-01 06:46:12 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
Following your explanation, Jpeg (for which thanks) I am happy to accept
the Nomination.
Well doneJpeg.
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Mike
2018-08-01 07:47:26 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
Following your explanation, Jpeg (for which thanks) I am happy to accept
the Nomination.
I theng you.;-)
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Sally Thompson
2018-07-31 23:05:35 UTC
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
On a more serious note - are there crematers that size? I get the
impression that Umbrella was not only a horse (obviously), but a large
one. Obviously there are facilities for animal cremation - last time we
had national foot-and-mouth we had harrowing images of them - but they
were mostly open-air bonfires, rather that something that could generate
the usual urn/cardboard box.
According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be cremated.
You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger) to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
Jenny M Benson
2018-08-01 08:52:17 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be cremated.
You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger) to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed. It used to be a very popular choice.
When my daughters pony died about 20 years ago the fact that that was
not an option added to her distress.
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Jim Easterbrook
2018-08-01 09:22:07 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed. It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
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Mike Ruddock
2018-08-01 10:47:25 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed. It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.

Mike Ruddock
Jim Easterbrook
2018-08-01 10:59:06 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed. It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
So did I, by feeding it to the hounds.
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1959/1985? M B+ G+ A L- I- S- P-- CH0(p) Ar++ T+ H0 Q--- Sh0
Kate B
2018-08-01 14:36:36 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
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Kate B
London
Mike
2018-08-01 14:48:00 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
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Kate B
2018-08-01 15:09:29 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
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Kate B
London
Mike
2018-08-01 15:24:29 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
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Toodle Pip
Clive Arthur
2018-08-01 17:39:20 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.

Cheers
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Clive
Mike
2018-08-01 17:58:25 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.
Cheers
Ok Clive, would you like to lay your cards on the table? (Somerat will come
along to trump that I know), come on, join our club if you have the heart,
I think I am laying this one on in spades, I’m a right little diamond.)
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Clive Arthur
2018-08-01 19:55:31 UTC
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.
Cheers
Ok Clive, would you like to lay your cards on the table? (Somerat will come
along to trump that I know), come on, join our club if you have the heart,
I think I am laying this one on in spades, I’m a right little diamond.)
Canasta question, joker? Is your deal that Topper gambolled, rummy
knave? A bridge too far, shuffle off, whist!.

He was a stud of many hands, but never solitaire, a poker!

Cheers
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Clive
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2018-08-01 23:50:58 UTC
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I wouldn't bet on it.
Ok Clive, would you like to lay your cards on the table? (Somerat will
come along to trump that I know), come on, join our club if you have
the heart, I think I am laying this one on in spades, I’m a right
little diamond.)
Canasta question, joker? Is your deal that Topper gambolled, rummy
knave? A bridge too far, shuffle off, whist!.
He was a stud of many hands, but never solitaire, a poker!
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.
Cheers
Ok Clive, would you like to lay your cards on the table? (Somerat will come
along to trump that I know), come on, join our club if you have the heart,
I think I am laying this one on in spades, I’m a right little diamond.)
Canasta question, joker? Is your deal that Topper gambolled, rummy
knave? A bridge too far, shuffle off, whist!.
He was a stud of many hands, but never solitaire, a poker!
Cheers
I think I’ll pack it in....
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.
But Alistair would.
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I wouldn't bet on it.
But Alistair would.
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According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be
cremated. You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger)
to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That last is no longer allowed.  It used to be a very popular choice.
I may have misheard but I thought it was the first thing
suggested in
whichever episode it was. Have the rules changed again or is an advisor
falling down on the job?
I took it that the Hunt would be able to help in disposing of the body
in some (non-cannibalistic) way.
It would only have been cannibalistic if old Topper had been minced up
and fed to Lil's Arabians, wouldn't it?
Topper is ‘old hat’ now, and shirley, if fed to any equine, that would be
cannibalistic?
I thought the Hunt dealing with it inevitably meant going to the dogs?
Presumably the likes of Maurice would be called upon to supply their
services?
I wouldn't bet on it.
I think Topper is beyond counselling...
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Double Groan! VG.
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
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They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do? Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do? Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here at
all.[1]

[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do?  Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here at
all.[1]
[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Self whoosh...
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do?  Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here at
all.[1]
[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Self whoosh...
Lynda Snell - at The Bull?
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do?  Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here at
all.[1]
[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Self whoosh...
Lynda Snell - at The Bull?
With the candlestick?

Cheers
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do?  Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here at
all.[1]
[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Self whoosh...
Lynda Snell - at The Bull?
With the candlestick?
Cheers
No, llamas
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Let's all calm down shall we? Let's forget there is a dilemma in here
at all.[1]
[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Self whoosh...
It's a paraphrase of one of Lynda's more memorable lines when either
Wolfie or Constanza found his/her way into the bar at The Bull, giving
rise to some excited and rather vigorously unfavourable comment.
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[1] I trust umratic memories can be relied on.
Well, at least one Umratic memory can be!
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I have some friends who have a small flock of sheep, and lambs that die
are given to some hunt or other.
They are ‘baaing accidents’ are they?
But who gives the ewelogy?
Go 0n Sid, ram the point home.
Oh dear, what to do? Poor Sid; hr’s on the horns of a dilemma.
Unless he fleece the scene.

Chris McMillan
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
On a more serious note - are there crematers that size? I get the
impression that Umbrella was not only a horse (obviously), but a large
one. Obviously there are facilities for animal cremation - last time we
had national foot-and-mouth we had harrowing images of them - but they
were mostly open-air bonfires, rather that something that could generate
the usual urn/cardboard box.
According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be cremated.
You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger) to bury them
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish *that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.

Sincerely Chris
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
On a more serious note - are there crematers that size? I get the
impression that Umbrella was not only a horse (obviously), but a large
one. Obviously there are facilities for animal cremation - last time we
had national foot-and-mouth we had harrowing images of them - but they
were mostly open-air bonfires, rather that something that could generate
the usual urn/cardboard box.
According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be cremated.
You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger) to bury them
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish *that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Lizzie appeared to think that that is what Shula had in mind and she
didn't seem to have a problem with it[1]. It was only Freddie who
strongly objected to the idea.


[1] Assuming this is what was meant by "getting the hunt to deal with it".
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Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish*that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Unless things have changed a lot "since my day" I think you are wrong,
actually, Chris. Possibly not in the case of the "otherwise" but it was
always considered a very fitting way for an old, loved horse to end up,
and even more so if the horse itself had enjoyed hunting.

My great-niece is very involved with her local hunt and her family had
to deal with a dear departed equine just a few years ago (1) so her
knowledge will be more up-to-date than mine.

(1) Young cousins of said GN were visiting from abroad shortly
afterwards and something came up about riding and I found myself
struggling for the right way to express the fact that Splodge was no
longer with us. As I hesitated, the short silence was broken by
approx-5-yr-old-Great-Nephew, "he's dead!"
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Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish*that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Unless things have changed a lot "since my day" I think you are wrong,
actually, Chris. Possibly not in the case of the "otherwise" but it was
always considered a very fitting way for an old, loved horse to end up,
and even more so if the horse itself had enjoyed hunting.
My great-niece is very involved with her local hunt and her family had
to deal with a dear departed equine just a few years ago (1) so her
knowledge will be more up-to-date than mine.
(1) Young cousins of said GN were visiting from abroad shortly
afterwards and something came up about riding and I found myself
struggling for the right way to express the fact that Splodge was no
longer with us. As I hesitated, the short silence was broken by
approx-5-yr-old-Great-Nephew, "he's dead!"
3 year old granddaughter knows that our much-mourned dog, Molly, is no
longer with us. She mentions Molly when we talk about things our other
dog does or ways dogs behave. Pets are a good way to introduce
death. Although she had only met Molly a few times and was only 2 when
miolly died, so it was a distant thing.
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Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish*that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Unless things have changed a lot "since my day" I think you are wrong,
actually, Chris. Possibly not in the case of the "otherwise" but it was
always considered a very fitting way for an old, loved horse to end up,
and even more so if the horse itself had enjoyed hunting.
My great-niece is very involved with her local hunt and her family had
to deal with a dear departed equine just a few years ago (1) so her
knowledge will be more up-to-date than mine.
(1) Young cousins of said GN were visiting from abroad shortly
afterwards and something came up about riding and I found myself
struggling for the right way to express the fact that Splodge was no
longer with us. As I hesitated, the short silence was broken by
approx-5-yr-old-Great-Nephew, "he's dead!"
3 year old granddaughter knows that our much-mourned dog, Molly, is no
longer with us. She mentions Molly when we talk about things our other
dog does or ways dogs behave. Pets are a good way to introduce
death. Although she had only met Molly a few times and was only 2 when
miolly died, so it was a distant thing.
It is said that keeping pets is very educational for young children, not
just about dying, but sex, birth, mothers nursing their puppies / kittens,
learning to respect the animals and.... much more! Certain aspects may best
be illustrated by keeping rabbits of course...;-)
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It is said that keeping pets is very educational for young children, not
just about dying, but sex, birth, mothers nursing their puppies / kittens,
learning to respect the animals and.... much more! Certain aspects may best
be illustrated by keeping rabbits of course...;-)
My mother had a Shetland pony stud and one day the stallion was doing
his duty when my mother and daughter arrived at the field. My mother
reported that my daughter (aged abut 7) said "Oh look, Grannie, Merry's
riding her!" so she explained what he was actually doing.

"Aren't I a modern Grannie?" she asked me, quite proudly!
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It is said that keeping pets is very educational for young children, not
just about dying, but sex, birth, mothers nursing their puppies / kittens,
learning to respect the animals and.... much more! Certain aspects may best
be illustrated by keeping rabbits of course...;-)
My mother had a Shetland pony stud and one day the stallion was doing
his duty when my mother and daughter arrived at the field. My mother
reported that my daughter (aged abut 7) said "Oh look, Grannie, Merry's
riding her!" so she explained what he was actually doing.
"Aren't I a modern Grannie?" she asked me, quite proudly!
And I presume daughter had no problem understanding, either. Was mother
(er - I've just realised that means you) happy with Grannie explaining?
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Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish*that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Unless things have changed a lot "since my day" I think you are wrong,
actually, Chris. Possibly not in the case of the "otherwise" but it was
always considered a very fitting way for an old, loved horse to end up,
and even more so if the horse itself had enjoyed hunting.
My great-niece is very involved with her local hunt and her family had
to deal with a dear departed equine just a few years ago (1) so her
knowledge will be more up-to-date than mine.
(1) Young cousins of said GN were visiting from abroad shortly
afterwards and something came up about riding and I found myself
struggling for the right way to express the fact that Splodge was no
longer with us. As I hesitated, the short silence was broken by
approx-5-yr-old-Great-Nephew, "he's dead!"
I know absolutely nothing of how anything equine works in real life, in
that case the SWs have done some homework!

Or perhaps my reaction is how the real life townie faction will react so
the Topper plot will be resolved PDQ (or in the omni context will be seen
to have been: typing at 16.24.

Sincerely Chris
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Or perhaps my reaction is how the real life townie faction will react so
the Topper plot will be resolved PDQ (or in the omni context will be seen
to have been: typing at 16.24.
I'm sure there must be a cremation joke about On Topper's Old Smokie
here, if only I could find it.
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Or perhaps my reaction is how the real life townie faction will react so
the Topper plot will be resolved PDQ (or in the omni context will be seen
to have been: typing at 16.24.
I'm sure there must be a cremation joke about On Topper's Old Smokie
here, if only I could find it.
You just have. Well joke may be stretching it!
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Eugh! Don’t think any of the village would wish*that* on a much loved
nag, hunt lovers or otherwise.
Unless things have changed a lot "since my day" I think you are wrong,
actually, Chris. Possibly not in the case of the "otherwise" but it was
always considered a very fitting way for an old, loved horse to end up,
and even more so if the horse itself had enjoyed hunting.
My great-niece is very involved with her local hunt and her family had
to deal with a dear departed equine just a few years ago (1) so her
knowledge will be more up-to-date than mine.
(1) Young cousins of said GN were visiting from abroad shortly
afterwards and something came up about riding and I found myself
struggling for the right way to express the fact that Splodge was no
longer with us. As I hesitated, the short silence was broken by
approx-5-yr-old-Great-Nephew, "he's dead!"
Brilliant. Btn?
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Well that will be different, cutting drugs with horse ashes instead of talc
or chalk!
BTN? (And I'm not talking about the taste of the drugs so cut!)
On a more serious note - are there crematers that size? I get the
impression that Umbrella was not only a horse (obviously), but a large
one. Obviously there are facilities for animal cremation - last time we
had national foot-and-mouth we had harrowing images of them - but they
were mostly open-air bonfires, rather that something that could generate
the usual urn/cardboard box.
According to Facebook, it's quite normal for (dead) horses to be cremated.
You need all sort of permissions and licences (plus a digger) to bury them,
and the only other option is for them to be fed to the hunt.
That's no way to refer to Brian Aldridge!

Rosalainn nic Thearlach
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