Nearly 80

Happy birthday Mum
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A warning to vapers everywhere

Major Chater Jack : I see Milligan is smoking a pipe.
Sgt Dawson : Yes, Sir.
Major Chater Jack : He looks very good smoking it.
Sgt Dawson : Yes, Sir.
Major Chater Jack : He looks manly.
Sgt Dawson : Very manly.
Major Chater Jack : Unflappable?
Sgt Dawson : Definitely unflappable!
Major Chater Jack : What’s he like as a soldier?
Sgt Dawson : Bloody awful, Sir.

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A magic trick

Disappearing pile…

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Voice and tone advice

http://mailchimp.com/about/style-guide/#voice-and-tone

Includes the passage:

“EEP EEP!

If you’re at all familiar with MailChimp, you’ve heard someone say “eep eep!” as an expression of delight or solidarity. “Eep eep” isn’t chimp talk, and it isn’t Freddie’s voice. It’s our rally cry. We say it when we’re speaking to customers, and we encourage our customers to say it when they’re talking about MailChimp.”

I managed only a low groan followed by the merry tinkling of keys on a forehead.

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A helpful summary: poisonous or venomous?

If *you* bite *it*, and you die, it’s _poisonous_.

If *it bites you*, and you die, it’s _venomous_.

P.S.
It takes a lot less frog poison to kill you than snake venom. There is a splendid table at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_lethal_dose#Examples
if you want to give yourself the willies, always remembering that, for a fee, a plastic surgeon will inject you with the most poisonous poison of all (Botox).

“Schrecklicherpfeilgiftfrosch-01” by Wilfried Berns – first upload in de wikipedia on 10:37, 28. Apr 2006 by Wilfried BernsTierdoku.com. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons –
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schrecklicherpfeilgiftfrosch-01.jpg#/media/File:Schrecklicherpfeilgiftfrosch-01.jpg

Olive colored Fierce Snake aka Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons –
AllenMcC. 2000

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School improves after attaining academy status

“The school was inspected by OFSTED in 2010, receiving an overall Grade 1 (outstanding).
After becoming an academy, the school was inspected in December 2013 when it was judged ‘inadequate’ (Grade 4).
Following a further inspection by OFSTED in 2015 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ (Grade 3)”

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The aliens have landed

Fortunately trapped safely behind wire netting

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