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Friday 25 Jan 2013
Hope you are managing to keep warm. Maybe that means finding a pub with a roaring fire, good company with stories to make you laugh fit to bust.
In the meantime, bask in the glow of your monitor as you explore the latest on LPMCC.net from the comfort of your own home.
Our next pub invasion launches on Thursday, 31 January from Syston at 10am. Mode of transport to be decided closer to the day depending on the weather. It will either be pedal power or Shanks's pony. Whichever we choose, there are plenty of good pubs out this way. One of them may be daft enough to let us through the door.
Skype Night is next Wednesday, 30 January. We look forward to our monthly catch-up on doings and goings-on. Make the most of Skype while it is still free.
Made a start on the backlog of badges collected over the past few weeks. See two new A Badges and four new B Badges from Alan Kitson and Ken Horwood. There are also several new Extra Badges on the overflow, duplicates and miscellaneous page.
What Ranulph Feinnes is doing in the Antarctic only makes any sense if "South Pole" is the name of a pub. We chose a closer hostelry (or should that be "hostility"?) as we made our way cross-country and on canal towpaths to The Bell at Gumley. Thankfully we passed the entry tests.
Yet more European rallies added by Hans Veenendaal as he gets into his stride for 2013. As someone else said "Where do you want to go today?" We've got just the rally for you!
Foz Jr sent a review of 2012 for our lists of wit, wisdom and downright rudeness.
Video of the Week
A topical one from Ian Bower. "In The Depot" by you-know-who?
The short URL for this one is
It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1960, and Fred had a date with Peggy Sue.
He arrived at her house and rang the bell. "Oh, come on in!" Peggy Sue's mother said as she welcomed Fred in. "Have a seat in the living room. Would you like something to drink? Lemonade? Iced tea?"
"Iced tea, please," Fred said. Mom brought the iced tea.
"So, what're you and Peggy Sue planning to do tonight?" she asked.
"Oh, probably catch a movie, then maybe grab a bite to eat at the malt shop, maybe take a walk on the beach..."
"Peggy likes to screw, you know," Mom informed him.
"Really?" Fred asked, eyebrows rose.
"Oh yes," the Mother continued. "When she goes out with her friends, that's all they do!"
"Is that so?" asked Fred, incredulous.
"Yes," said the Mother. "As a matter of fact, she'd screw all night if we let her!"
"Well, thanks for the tip!" Fred said as he began thinking about alternative plans for the evening.
A moment later, Peggy Sue came down the stairs looking pretty as a picture, wearing a pink blouse and a hoop skirt, and with her hair tied back in a bouncy ponytail. She greeted Fred.
"Have fun, kids!" the Mother said as they left.
Half an hour later, a completely dishevelled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her.
"Twist, Mom!" she angrily yelled to her Mother in the kitchen. "The Twist, Dammit! It's called the Twist!"
There will be more badges next week as I work through my traditional January backlog. And another addition to the Foz Lists when we spill the beans on horseburgers. Mmmm, tasty!
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