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BrritSki
2020-10-01 07:36:23 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.

I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.

"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"

TIA
Penny
2020-10-01 08:53:08 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
TIA
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
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Sid Nuncius
2020-10-01 09:25:01 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-10-01 10:36:09 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
Yes, excellent detective work! (Being a heathen [and very wary of Shak],
I'd wondered if it was just the date the clocks were being made.)

Although I do love cryptic clues, I do think that's a little _too_
obscure: had the suggestion been something like "Oth. 1.1.66", I'd
probably like it. Otherwise, without the subject line of this thread,
it'd never have occurred to me to think of looking to him. (Even _with_
the "Oth.", it probably wouldn't, but I'd accept the reminder of my
h'ignorance/barbarism more.)
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Penny
2020-10-01 23:04:07 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?

I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked where
'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed The Merchant
of Venice...
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Min
2020-10-02 00:49:28 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked where
'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed The Merchant
of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
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BrritSki
2020-10-02 08:18:56 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge
Egg which is quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some
of which I've got and some of which I have missed completely
almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it
refers to ? Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a
travelling curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of
forgeries he had seen a local metal worker making. He was
making carriage clocks in the style of a well-known
Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his
clocks with a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few
knew their Shakespeare well enough and the warning became a
clue too well hidden. "
Google suggested to me Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66 (But I
will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65) For daws to peck at: I
am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to
try Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are
fewer than 66 lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe
most of Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Penny
2020-10-02 09:26:31 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
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BrritSki
2020-10-02 09:37:52 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier :)
Penny
2020-10-02 09:44:14 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
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BrritSki
2020-10-02 11:08:06 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
You are forgiven. The quality of mercy etc...
John Ashby
2020-10-02 12:23:35 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier  :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
You are forgiven. The quality of mercy etc...
is not strained, but centrifuged at 2500rpm for 2 minutes.

john
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2020-10-02 16:14:31 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier  :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
My favourite "heart" line is at 1:30 (though listen from the start) into
.
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You are forgiven. The quality of mercy etc...
is not strained, but centrifuged at 2500rpm for 2 minutes.
john
LOL!

(I always think of that line when out in a light drizzle; I like the
concept of "gentle rain". Rain isn't always negative.)
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worse, lectured. Dont'scare the horses by waving facts around.
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Sjouke Burry
2020-10-02 17:32:07 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
My favourite "heart" line is at 1:30 (though listen from the start) into
http://youtu.be/VR3VpvkAd0E .
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You are forgiven. The quality of mercy etc...
is not strained, but centrifuged at 2500rpm for 2 minutes.
john
LOL!
(I always think of that line when out in a light drizzle; I like the
concept of "gentle rain". Rain isn't always negative.)
I hate the wet part.............
Sam Plusnet
2020-10-02 18:19:37 UTC
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My favourite "heart" line is at 1:30 (though listen from the start) into
http://youtu.be/VR3VpvkAd0E .
Not quite the same, but I am very fond of the Warren Zevon lyric

I can saw
a woman in two
But you won't want to look
in the box when I do
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2020-10-02 18:43:02 UTC
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My favourite "heart" line is at 1:30 (though listen from the start)
into http://youtu.be/VR3VpvkAd0E .
Not quite the same, but I am very fond of the Warren Zevon lyric
I can saw
a woman in two
But you won't want to look
in the box when I do
Indeed. But then, Warren Zevon wrote some really classy lyrics, IMO.
Anyone who can compose a song called Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
(and make it a very good song) gets my vote.

I am sure I have said this here before, but I was very pleased one
evening 40 years ago or so to find myself, quite genuinely, walking
though the streets of Soho in the rain, looking for a place called Lee
Ho Fook's. I did not so much as have to glance at the menu to make my
choice.

(The first 45 seconds or so of this will enlighten the uninitiated:
)
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Penny
2020-10-03 10:14:54 UTC
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My favourite "heart" line is at 1:30 (though listen from the start) into
http://youtu.be/VR3VpvkAd0E .
Tom Lehrer - master of BT :)

I've always liked that one which starts "I hold your hand in mine, dear, I
press it to my lips..."
<https://genius.com/Tom-lehrer-i-hold-your-hand-in-mine-lyrics>
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2020-10-04 00:37:20 UTC
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I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked
where 'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed
The Merchant of Venice...
BTN, Shirley?!
Accepted.
Good grief!
Nothing was further from my mind.
That's what made it funnier :)
I thought BT was supposed to make you wince - not that I'm arguing with the
BTM of course.
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If it helps, it made *me* wince - hence the BTN!
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked where
'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed The Merchant
of Venice...
That’s bloody difficult to understand... could you flesh it out a bit?
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BrritSki
2020-10-02 08:15:53 UTC
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It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I think I might have found it if I was on my laptop, not so easy on
tablet. I did look at Othello as well as R&J, but the sites I looked at
didn't have line numbers.
Penny
2020-10-02 09:28:26 UTC
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It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I think I might have found it if I was on my laptop, not so easy on
tablet. I did look at Othello as well as R&J, but the sites I looked at
didn't have line numbers.
Ah, I was on my tablet, my search terms were
1.1.66 shakespeare
KISS
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BrritSki
2020-10-02 09:37:33 UTC
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It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I think I might have found it if I was on my laptop, not so easy on
tablet. I did look at Othello as well as R&J, but the sites I looked at
didn't have line numbers.
Ah, I was on my tablet, my search terms were
1.1.66 shakespeare
KISS
Who are you calling stupid ? ;)

That's exactly what I did and Google suggested R&J, Macbeth and Othello
as extra search terms and I looked at all of them, but the further link
to Spark Notes didn't show line numbers and it was too late to start
counting them...
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2020-10-02 08:16:52 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Well done, Penny. I couldn't get it - the closest I got was to try
Macbeth ("Fair is foul and foul is fair"), but there are fewer than 66
lines in Act 1, Scene 1.
It puzzled me to find it so easily, but now you've said that, maybe most of
Shakespeare's opening scenes are very brief?
I don't think I've ever seen the whole of Othello. Had anyone asked where
'wear my heart upon my sleeve' came from I might have guessed The Merchant
of Venice...
I might have guessed Romeo and Juliet
BrritSki
2020-10-01 11:08:04 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
TIA
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Aha, thanks Penny, that'll be it...
BrritSki
2020-10-01 11:11:46 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
  Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
TIA
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Aha, thanks Penny, that'll be it...
And now I think of it, earlier on it did mention that the clock was
engraved with "Oth. 1.1.66". D'oh !

In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-10-01 11:30:19 UTC
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I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
  Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.
"
TIA
Google suggested to me
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, line 66
(But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve - 65)
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Aha, thanks Penny, that'll be it...
And now I think of it, earlier on it did mention that the clock was
engraved with "Oth. 1.1.66". D'oh !
I thus retract my earlier post!
Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.

[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
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Quantum particles: the dreams that stuff is made of - David Moser
BrritSki
2020-10-01 12:11:02 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.
[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
Pain comes and goes. It should heal in a few weeks. I think it's the
underlying infection that is the problem. I did it in Greece last
Tuesday clearing my ears after swimming.

Saw GP on Monday and Treebeard yesterday (NHS Bedford excellent) who
said he'd never seen anything like it in 20 years (blockage of ear, even
after cleaning) and will see me next Tuesday again. He put me on
different antibiotics (GP surgery put me on them last Friday), and eardrops.
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-01 17:20:12 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.
[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
Pain comes and goes. It should heal in a few weeks. I think it's the
underlying infection that is the problem. I did it in Greece last
Tuesday clearing my ears after swimming.
Saw GP on Monday and Treebeard yesterday (NHS Bedford excellent) who
said he'd never seen anything like it in 20 years (blockage of ear, even
after cleaning) and will see me next Tuesday again. He put me on
different antibiotics (GP surgery put me on them last Friday), and eardrops.
<wince>
Hope it heals up soon, MOPMOB.
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Sid
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Nick Odell
2020-10-01 22:06:50 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.
[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
Pain comes and goes. It should heal in a few weeks. I think it's the
underlying infection that is the problem. I did it in Greece last
Tuesday clearing my ears after swimming.
Saw GP on Monday and Treebeard yesterday (NHS Bedford excellent) who
said he'd never seen anything like it in 20 years (blockage of ear, even
after cleaning) and will see me next Tuesday again. He put me on
different antibiotics (GP surgery put me on them last Friday), and eardrops.
<wince>
Hope it heals up soon, MOPMOB.
+1 -despite the impression anyone might have received from the tone of
my shamelessly-BTN-seeking post up thattaway ^^^.

Nick
BrritSki
2020-10-01 19:19:25 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me (it
still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.
[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
Pain comes and goes. It should heal in a few weeks. I think it's the
underlying infection that is the problem. I did it in Greece last
Tuesday clearing my ears after swimming.
Saw GP on Monday and Treebeard yesterday (NHS Bedford excellent) who
said he'd never seen anything like it in 20 years (blockage of ear,
even after cleaning) and will see me next Tuesday again. He put me on
different antibiotics (GP surgery put me on them last Friday), and eardrops.
<wince>
Hope it heals up soon, MOPMOB.
Me too. AT least there's imminent hope and in the grand scheme of things
not too serious.
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-02 04:58:00 UTC
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On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 at 12:11:46, BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
In my defence, it was late, my perforated eardrum was killing me
(it still is) and I was ful of CoCodamol (I still am).
Sorry to hear. Hope at least the pain goes soon.
[Do perforated eardrums heal, or is it a permanent damage?]
Pain comes and goes. It should heal in a few weeks. I think it's the
underlying infection that is the problem. I did it in Greece last
Tuesday clearing my ears after swimming.
Saw GP on Monday and Treebeard yesterday (NHS Bedford excellent) who
said he'd never seen anything like it in 20 years (blockage of ear,
even after cleaning) and will see me next Tuesday again. He put me on
different antibiotics (GP surgery put me on them last Friday), and eardrops.
<wince>
Hope it heals up soon, MOPMOB.
Me too. AT least there's imminent hope and in the grand scheme of things
not too serious.
Pardon?
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