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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:54 pm 
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Watched for the bikes. Rebellion at the time was growing your hair and puffing resin , maybe you were too young :old:


I think the film was about America of the time......and you probably had to be there at that time to get it. I watched an interesting interview with Hopper about the making of the film. That helped to appreciate it more. Of course l have the LP soundtrack as well. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:21 am 
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TOPGUMM wrote:
Watched for the bikes. Rebellion at the time was growing your hair and puffing resin , maybe you were too young :old:


I think the film was about America of the time......and you probably had to be there at that time to get it. I watched an interesting interview with Hopper about the making of the film. That helped to appreciate it more. Of course l have the LP soundtrack as well. 8-)


I always thought it was about freedom, a concept most of the American public was relatively unaware of at that time & it scared the bejesus out of them especially when drugs were involved. Jack Nicholson made the point very well just before he was killed by rednecks while they slept round the campfire, poor F****r had only just had his first spliff as well.
Americans were also burning their Beatles Lps around the same time after John Lennon made the comment about them being more popular than Jesus.
I have the Easy Rider Lp also, it's really shit & dated now, same as the film really.
Choppers also handled like shit as well especially with springer forks, they always wanted to go in a straight line even round corners or drop on their side as the front wheel just flopped sideways when you turned it.
Hoppers bike was much better than Fonda's for that reason. It was still a Harley though.
Hope everyone's well. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:56 pm 
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While isolating, l have been dealing with mice in my partners house. So far l have caught and released at a distance around 12, killed 2 (not intentionally, but they died anyway), and poisoned two. A couple of these mice have been quite big. :roll: One got a bit stroppy with one of my traps in the attic by biting at the plastic case and kicking it around at night (probably out of anger at trapping his children?).
I caught him eating in the trap one night, but he was too big to fit in fully with his legs hanging out lOl and he slipped out again as l grabbed the trap. I caught him later in a box and ejected him from the house! ;)

I had been concerned for some time about the damage they may have been inflicting, but so far we seemed to have escaped, except for a box full of cotton buds which one rodent had tried to convert into a feather bed! lOl

Mice have come and gone, but my latest friend has been a field mouse who seems to operate independently of the regular house mice. Quite tame this one. It ran into the downstairs bathroom l was using and sat on the floor nearby. When l spoke to it and it ran out again! ;)

Then early this morning l cornered it in the study so it jumped onto a big cardboard box of books and climbed inside through a gap in the cover flaps. Looking inside l was horrified to see that it had chewed on a valuable first edition set of wildlife encyclopedias worth around £100 each. :shock: Of 20 in the collection, one had most of the spine eaten away, and another 8 had been nibbled along the bottom of the hardback covers. After removing the books he, she, it was hiding under, it sat staring up at me from a moment as if to say haven’t l been clever. Then it jumped out of the box before scrambling to relative safety. :headbang:

Strangely it didn’t touch most of the other books, which included rare Jane Austin, Hans Christian Anderson and Robert Lewis Stevenson books. A hardback Dick Francis novel had one corner eaten away! At least this little fellow was discriminating in taste! lOl

Has anyone else been seen rodent infestations this year? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:19 pm 
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......and even Robert Louis Stevenson! lOl


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:13 pm 
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My Cat brings in small friends to chase and nibble.
I put empty wine boxes with the spout flap open ,in corners of rooms .
A bit of torn up paper in them and they are little havens which i check in mornings.
It works well , but makes the place look like a winos lOl


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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:rotfl: scary for any visitors (when they were allowed) dancing wine box :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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edd wrote:
Has anyone else been seen rodent infestations this year? :?

I've had "bin dipping vermin" living above me for the past 11 years ;) lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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edd wrote:
......and even Robert Louis Stevenson! lOl


......and Jane Austen! lOl

Love your attitude to the field mouse, Edd :worthy: I've had them nesting inside a rolled up EBR rug and under the seat of both the 1125CR and the Uly but can't bring myself to kill them :4roz: Even had one took a ride to the MOT station with me a couple of years ago lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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edd wrote:
......and even Robert Louis Stevenson! lOl


......and Jane Austen! lOl

Love your attitude to the field mouse, Edd :worthy: I've had them nesting inside a rolled up EBR rug and under the seat of both the 1125CR and the Uly but can't bring myself to kill them :4roz: Even had one took a ride to the MOT station with me a couple of years ago lOl

Steve

I had one eat a large hole into the side of a Buell baglux tank cover , all I will say is the little fucker isn't around to do it again ;) lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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Yesterday and today was , find the wiring problem on the mongrel bike build.

Main beam and dip on at same time and no flash as main beam is on all the time.

Some pesky previous owner of headlight I bought had the wires crossed. :roll:

Only the neutral switch to sort , I may be gone some time...


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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If you think it's bad now...


In 20 years time the country will be run by people that were home educated by alcoholics

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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Sound advice


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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Isolation isolated
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