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Sid Nuncius
2020-09-28 18:33:51 UTC
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I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)

I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.

Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
--
Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Nick Odell
2020-09-28 21:55:06 UTC
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On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:33:51 +0100, Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
I'm sorry to see you step down MOPMOB but if you have had one failing
as BTM, I would say it has been rowing back on your own superbly
crafted bad taste, and then refusing otherats nominations for your
own, excellent posts when you haven't rowed back quite far enough.
(That's two failings, Ed.)
Thank you for helping to score a clear line between MV and BT. Thank
you for not just being firm and fair but firm, fair and fun in your
judgments. Thank you for.. ...well, just THANK YOU!

Brritski, if you need the proposal seconding, consider it seconded,
thirded or whatevered, depending on how late this post of mine
arrives.

And take care, Sid. Of you and yours. And don't wander too far or for
too long at a time, eh?

Nick
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-09-28 22:35:10 UTC
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On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 at 18:55:06, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:33:51 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment.
I know how you feel - I sometimes feel that way about my parish council
work - and with far less reason than in your case.
[]
Post by Nick Odell
Post by Sid Nuncius
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
First thought was "but he's a major source ..." [continued below]
Post by Nick Odell
Post by Sid Nuncius
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
We're very grateful for what you've done.
Post by Nick Odell
I'm sorry to see you step down MOPMOB but if you have had one failing
as BTM, I would say it has been rowing back on your own superbly
crafted bad taste, and then refusing otherats nominations for your
own, excellent posts when you haven't rowed back quite far enough.
(That's two failings, Ed.)
Thank you for helping to score a clear line between MV and BT. Thank
... but I suppose Britters' contributions _are_ more often MV than BT
(but the best quality BT, often giving me a belly laugh).
Post by Nick Odell
you for not just being firm and fair but firm, fair and fun in your
judgments. Thank you for.. ...well, just THANK YOU!
Wot 'e said.
Post by Nick Odell
Brritski, if you need the proposal seconding, consider it seconded,
thirded or whatevered, depending on how late this post of mine
arrives.
+1, whatever that brings the count to.
Post by Nick Odell
And take care, Sid. Of you and yours.
Indeed.
Post by Nick Odell
And don't wander too far or for
too long at a time, eh?
Nick
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but in recent times it has been treated with suspicion - an unfortunate by-
product of the widespread desire for fame. - Chris Middleton,
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Min
2020-09-29 00:38:10 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 at 18:55:06, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:33:51 +0100, Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment.
I know how you feel - I sometimes feel that way about my parish council
work - and with far less reason than in your case.
[]
Post by Nick Odell
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
First thought was "but he's a major source ..." [continued below]
Post by Nick Odell
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
We're very grateful for what you've done.
Post by Nick Odell
I'm sorry to see you step down MOPMOB but if you have had one failing
as BTM, I would say it has been rowing back on your own superbly
crafted bad taste, and then refusing otherats nominations for your
own, excellent posts when you haven't rowed back quite far enough.
(That's two failings, Ed.)
Thank you for helping to score a clear line between MV and BT. Thank
... but I suppose Britters' contributions _are_ more often MV than BT
(but the best quality BT, often giving me a belly laugh).
Post by Nick Odell
you for not just being firm and fair but firm, fair and fun in your
judgments. Thank you for.. ...well, just THANK YOU!
Wot 'e said.
Post by Nick Odell
Brritski, if you need the proposal seconding, consider it seconded,
thirded or whatevered, depending on how late this post of mine
arrives.
+1, whatever that brings the count to.
Post by Nick Odell
And take care, Sid. Of you and yours.
Indeed.
Post by Nick Odell
And don't wander too far or for
too long at a time, eh?
Nick
--
<LW>
Thirded for your replacement. What they said - do make you and yours your
priority! I hope it all improves for you very soon, MOPMOB. Socially-distanced
hugs from me and the Hounds!
--
Min
Sid Nuncius
2020-09-29 05:24:08 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:33:51 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
I'm sorry to see you step down MOPMOB but if you have had one failing
as BTM, I would say it has been rowing back on your own superbly
crafted bad taste, and then refusing otherats nominations for your
own, excellent posts when you haven't rowed back quite far enough.
(That's two failings, Ed.)
Thank you for helping to score a clear line between MV and BT. Thank
you for not just being firm and fair but firm, fair and fun in your
judgments. Thank you for.. ...well, just THANK YOU!
Brritski, if you need the proposal seconding, consider it seconded,
thirded or whatevered, depending on how late this post of mine
arrives.
And take care, Sid. Of you and yours. And don't wander too far or for
too long at a time, eh?
Thank you, Nick. That's a lovely post and I appreciate it very much.
And I'm not intending to leave umra; I hope I'll still be here at least
some of the time, but I think I'll be reading and posting rather less
than I would like.
--
Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Mike
2020-09-29 07:45:03 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Sorry that things have dictated this oh great BTM but.... so be it if it
must be. I vote for Britters too (well, who better a person for such a
role?) - err... not that I am suggesting that Britters could ever be
accused of bad taste - oh no, of course not!
--
Toodle Pip
Jim Easterbrook
2020-09-29 07:57:34 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry that things have dictated this oh great BTM but.... so be it if it
must be. I vote for Britters too (well, who better a person for such a
role?) - err... not that I am suggesting that Britters could ever be
accused of bad taste - oh no, of course not!
Languid wave to all that. If anyone can raise the bar for a BTN to be
accepted it's Brrrittters.
--
Jim <http://www.jim-easterbrook.me.uk/>
1959/1985? M B+ G+ A L- I- S- P-- CH0(p) Ar++ T+ H0 Q--- Sh0
Serena Blanchflower
2020-09-29 08:12:58 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry that things have dictated this oh great BTM but.... so be it if it
must be. I vote for Britters too (well, who better a person for such a
role?) - err... not that I am suggesting that Britters could ever be
accused of bad taste - oh no, of course not!
Languid wave to all that. If anyone can raise the bar for a BTN to be
accepted it's Brrrittters.
A languid wave from me, as well. I hope things improve for you before
too long, Sid, and many thanks to Britters for taking on the challenge!
--
Best wishes, Serena
Q. Why did the tightrope walker visit his bank?
A. To check his balance
Jenny M Benson
2020-09-29 10:16:03 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry that things have dictated this oh great BTM but.... so be it if it
must be. I vote for Britters too (well, who better a person for such a
role?)  - err... not that I am suggesting that Britters could ever be
accused of bad taste - oh no, of course not!
Languid wave to all that. If anyone can raise the bar for a BTN to be
accepted it's Brrrittters.
A languid wave from me, as well.  I hope things improve for you before
too long, Sid, and many thanks to Britters for taking on the challenge!
Please add my languid wave to all those accumulating in this thread.

Have at it, Brritters!

Look after yourself, Sid.
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Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Mike
2020-09-29 08:23:01 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Sid, I am sorry to hear your circumcisions are such that you need to stand
down, and Britters will need big feet to fill your shoes. I realise that
your time and energies need to be prioritised and that UMRA needs to move
further towards the back of the coach; nevertheless I hope you will
continue to throw your empty drinks cans up the bus and that you may find
the time and energy to uphold the standards of bad taste as in days of old;
I have felt that you have been holding a cloth over your bad taste lantern
during your tenure - go on, let it rip (err... as it were) and show us what
true BT rather than MV really is!

Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
--
Toodle Pip
Sid Nuncius
2020-09-29 08:44:32 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Sid, I am sorry to hear your circumcisions are such that you need to stand
down, and Britters will need big feet to fill your shoes. I realise that
your time and energies need to be prioritised and that UMRA needs to move
further towards the back of the coach; nevertheless I hope you will
continue to throw your empty drinks cans up the bus and that you may find
the time and energy to uphold the standards of bad taste as in days of old;
I have felt that you have been holding a cloth over your bad taste lantern
during your tenure - go on, let it rip (err... as it were) and show us what
true BT rather than MV really is!
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
Thank you, Mike. That's really kind.
--
Sid
(Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-09-29 09:29:04 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Mike
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
Wot 'e sed ...
Post by Sid Nuncius
Thank you, Mike. That's really kind.
... but Mike also helps to make UMRA what it is. If I feel a pun coming
on, I always read a bit more of the thread to see if Mike has done one,
as I know it's likely to be done better. (And not just puns. [Sound
advice [oops, pun there! I meant from Mike's profession] for example.])
John
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despise people you do know. - Lucy Porter on @Room 101@, 2016
Mike
2020-09-29 09:52:35 UTC
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Post by Mike
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
Wot 'e sed ...
Post by Sid Nuncius
Thank you, Mike. That's really kind.
... but Mike also helps to make UMRA what it is. If I feel a pun coming
on, I always read a bit more of the thread to see if Mike has done one,
as I know it's likely to be done better. (And not just puns. [Sound
advice [oops, pun there! I meant from Mike's profession] for example.])
John
So sorry about the pun ishment I inflict upon Umrats one and all - but I do
try to control my urges (ooh Matron!)
--
Toodle Pip
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-29 10:45:59 UTC
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:29:04 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
[]
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Mike
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
Wot 'e sed ...
Post by Sid Nuncius
Thank you, Mike. That's really kind.
... but Mike also helps to make UMRA what it is. If I feel a pun coming
on, I always read a bit more of the thread to see if Mike has done one,
as I know it's likely to be done better. (And not just puns. [Sound
advice [oops, pun there! I meant from Mike's profession] for example.])
John
Yes I agree to all that :). I appreciate Sid's,Mike's and your posts
:) And hope Matron gives Sid the right pills so he can be crunching
crisps again soon.
Sam Plusnet
2020-09-29 21:19:38 UTC
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:29:04 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
[]
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Mike
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
Wot 'e sed ...
Post by Sid Nuncius
Thank you, Mike. That's really kind.
... but Mike also helps to make UMRA what it is. If I feel a pun coming
on, I always read a bit more of the thread to see if Mike has done one,
as I know it's likely to be done better. (And not just puns. [Sound
advice [oops, pun there! I meant from Mike's profession] for example.])
John
Yes I agree to all that :). I appreciate Sid's,Mike's and your posts
:) And hope Matron gives Sid the right pills so he can be crunching
crisps again soon.
I feel a distinct case of AOL coming on.

There are many valued contributors to UMRA who have become good friends
over the years - but the truth is that there's no-one _quite_ like Sid.

Hope the sun starts to shine for you.
--
Sam Plusnet
Penny
2020-09-29 22:22:49 UTC
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:23:01 GMT, Mike <***@ntlworld.com> scrawled
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Post by Mike
Sid, I am sorry to hear your circumcisions are such that you need to stand
down, and Britters will need big feet to fill your shoes. I realise that
your time and energies need to be prioritised and that UMRA needs to move
further towards the back of the coach; nevertheless I hope you will
continue to throw your empty drinks cans up the bus and that you may find
the time and energy to uphold the standards of bad taste as in days of old;
I have felt that you have been holding a cloth over your bad taste lantern
during your tenure - go on, let it rip (err... as it were) and show us what
true BT rather than MV really is!
Seriously though Sid, I hope that things improve for you soon, I know you
say you are not going away but, it is always enjoyable to see your postings
- they help to make UMRA what it is,
MTAAW
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
steveski
2020-09-29 10:48:50 UTC
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I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM. I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment. This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here. (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski. He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats. I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
It can be sad when you have to retire but I'm sure that your high
standards will be continued when Brritters takes over the baton and the
fact that you will still be here is good.

Best wishes, MOPMOB
--
Steveski
Peter
2020-09-29 15:07:57 UTC
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I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me
Oh dear. I hope you haven't been struck down by the dreaded lurgi.
.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski.  He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
BrritSki
2020-09-30 09:15:30 UTC
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I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my situation
here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep up with
umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly, my heart
just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra itself,
it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and have
discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including Brritski.  He is
willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an excellent BTM.
Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision for umra, but
personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the new BTM,
starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).

I would like to thank you all (?) for your endorsement of this
Johnsonian [1] stitch-u^W appointment, but unlike Charles Moore and Paul
Dacre I will not be making radical changes. Despite my -ski suffix,
there will be no Russian influence or corruption, although if you'd like
to pack up some t-roubles in my old kit bag they will be welcome.

There will be no fraudulent postal voting, indeed there will be no
voting at all ! BTMski's decision will be final. And, unlike with
previous BTMs, often wrong ! Appeal to Lady Hale or the ECoJ if you
want, they will all be ignored.

Decisions about this year's BT Awards Ceremony will be announced at a
future date, but I am sorry to say that the Shrine of S. Pecsavers in
Durham is already fully booked which I'm sure is a disappointment to you
all. I hope to be skiing with the family over New Year though, so
perhaps we'll have a devolved ceremony in the Yeti bar in Pila (snow).
Please let me have any other suggestions for me to ignore.

In closing and in all seriousness, I'd like to echo all the comments
about Sid. He and his predecessors have set a very high standard that it
will be hard to meet. I hope the problems he is facing at the moment
improve soon and he can contribute to umra more fully again. It's not
the same place without him or his BT or fine MV.

[1] Sorry Sid ;)
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-01 08:53:51 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep
up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly,
my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra
itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the
new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
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Sid
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Mike
2020-10-01 08:59:28 UTC
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I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep
up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly,
my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra
itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the
new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
[thinks] Hmmm, I wonder if the bribery tariff will go up or if Britters
will keep it at the negotiated rate I had with Sid?!
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BrritSki
2020-10-01 11:17:12 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep
up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly,
my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra
itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the
new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
[thinks] Hmmm, I wonder if the bribery tariff will go up or if Britters
will keep it at the negotiated rate I had with Sid?!
Please read my post again. There will be no corruption and no change on
that front.
John Ashby
2020-10-01 12:36:30 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep
up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly,
my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra
itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the
new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
[thinks] Hmmm, I wonder if the bribery tariff will go up or if Britters
will keep it at the negotiated rate I had with Sid?!
Please read my post again. There will be no corruption and no change on
that front.
I'm sorry, but did you not mention upholding the traditions of umra? How
then can you possibly claim there will be "no corruption"?

john
Mike
2020-10-01 15:47:42 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to keep
up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and, frankly,
my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do with umra
itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you, it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be the
new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry on,
but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
[thinks] Hmmm, I wonder if the bribery tariff will go up or if Britters
will keep it at the negotiated rate I had with Sid?!
Please read my post again. There will be no corruption and no change on
that front.
Oh!, OK, just exorbitant then as before.:-)
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BrritSki
2020-10-01 11:16:23 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to
keep up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and,
frankly, my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do
with umra itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you,
it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be
the new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry
on, but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
Thankyou Sid. And thanks to everyone else for that prolonged round of
silent applause. Almost 24 hours !
Nick Odell
2020-10-01 22:02:29 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to
keep up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and,
frankly, my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do
with umra itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you,
it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be
the new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry
on, but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
Thankyou Sid. And thanks to everyone else for that prolonged round of
silent applause. Almost 24 hours !
I thought that was a jolly vigorous round of applause myself. Probably
only silent if you've got a burst eardrum.

Nick
Kate B
2020-10-03 09:54:29 UTC
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On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 12:16:23 +0100, BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to
keep up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and,
frankly, my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do
with umra itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you,
it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be
the new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry
on, but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
Thankyou Sid. And thanks to everyone else for that prolonged round of
silent applause. Almost 24 hours !
I thought that was a jolly vigorous round of applause myself. Probably
only silent if you've got a burst eardrum.
Nick
May I be the first to write BTN on a large piece of paper and show it to
Britters?

And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption of
the Mantle.

And certainly not the last to send much love and sympathies to Sid, who
is a shining light of umra and one of the reasons I still look in here
as often as possible in spite of too much going on elsewhere.
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Kate B
London
BrritSki
2020-10-03 10:28:17 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 12:16:23 +0100, BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by BrritSki
I’m sorry, MOPsMOBs, but I must resign as BTM.  I’m afraid my
situation here is extremely difficult, I’m not really managing to
keep up with umra (even without the Great Laptop Catastrophe) and,
frankly, my heart just isn’t in it at the moment.  This is not to do
with umra itself, it’s just how things are here.  (i.e. It’s not you,
it’s me.)
I have thought about how to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and
have discussed the matter with a couple of umrats, including
Brritski.  He is willing to take on the role and I think he’d be an
excellent BTM. Obviously, the choice of BTM is a collective decision
for umra, but personally I should like to suggest that Brritski be
the new BTM, starting immediately.
Over to you, umrats.  I am genuinely sorry not to be able to carry
on, but there it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, umratic friends (not much overlap in that Venn
diagram). It gives me great pleasure, and has done for almost 60 years,
to accept this pristeg^W pistreg^W prestigu^W important role and keep
the fine traditions of umra going (and the not so fine).
Hurrah!
Thankyou Sid. And thanks to everyone else for that prolonged round of
silent applause. Almost 24 hours !
I thought that was a jolly vigorous round of applause myself. Probably
only silent if you've got a burst eardrum.
Nick
May I be the first to write BTN on a large piece of paper and show it to
Britters?
No sorry. Amusing, but not sufficiently BT even for me, in my condition :)
Post by Kate B
And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption of
the Mantle.
Thanks.
Mike
2020-10-03 10:40:51 UTC
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May I be the first to write BTN on a large piece of paper and show it to
Britters?
No sorry. Amusing, but not sufficiently BT even for me, in my condition :)
You mean you won’t hear of it?
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Peter
2020-10-03 11:09:55 UTC
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And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption of
the Mantle.
It's a gas. Much light will be shed. Etc.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-10-03 14:07:47 UTC
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And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption
of the Mantle.
It's a gas. Much light will be shed. Etc.
(Rats, beaten to it!)
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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- J. K. Galbraith, economist
Mike
2020-10-03 15:39:45 UTC
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And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption
of the Mantle.
It's a gas. Much light will be shed. Etc.
(Rats, beaten to it!)
3
Well you shouldn’t have delayed Tilley posted his response.
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Peter
2020-10-03 18:42:49 UTC
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Post by Kate B
And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption
of the Mantle.
It's a gas. Much light will be shed. Etc.
(Rats, beaten to it!)
3
Well you shouldn’t have delayed Tilley posted his response.
Are they still purchasable?

If I wanted to heat a greenhouse would the CO_2 produced by a Tilley
lamp be a good thing or a bad thing?
Nick Odell
2020-10-03 22:07:42 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Peter
Post by Kate B
And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption
of the Mantle.
It's a gas. Much light will be shed. Etc.
(Rats, beaten to it!)
3
Well you shouldn’t have delayed Tilley posted his response.
Are they still purchasable?
If I wanted to heat a greenhouse would the CO_2 produced by a Tilley
lamp be a good thing or a bad thing?
I think that would depend on whether you ran it during the hours of
daylight or during the night.

Nick

Sam Plusnet
2020-10-03 17:37:06 UTC
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And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption
of  the Mantle.
It's a gas.  Much light will be shed.  Etc.
(Rats, beaten to it!)
Couldn't find the matches?
--
Sam Plusnet
Sam Plusnet
2020-10-03 17:36:23 UTC
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And not the last to congratulate him on his well-deserved assumption of
the Mantle.
Teacher's Pet!
Sir won't fall for that.
(will he?)
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Sam Plusnet
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