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ajb007/cheers  Thanks for all the kind words guys. I have been busy with "Other Things " which I'll
document in my autobiography some day, Every time I see the Norwegian Flag now, ....
... I'll imagine Number24 in a white suit sipping on a Mint julep watching the Whales
swim past his Veranda, as he rocks gently on his easy chair.  ajb007/wink

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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The outfit may be inacurate, I wasn't drinking anything at the time and instead I was using my binoculars. It was still a fantastic experience.

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Many say the same about myself whilst out swimming, ......... in fact I've
been mistaken for a whale several times !  ajb007/crap

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Weird experience just now. I was clicking through Uncrate.com for Bond merch and found they had a page dedicated to a video I made a few years ago: https://uncrate.com/video/a-very-calvin … christmas/.

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I'm sitting on the veranda with my brother-in-law doing some light reading. I'm re-reading Thunderball, he's reading Franz Kafka in German  ajb007/crap

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I’m sorting out my man cave and found my Man From UNCLE bubblegum card set from the 60’s. These were sold in packs with a strip of pink bubblegum and swapped in the playground. This is a complete set and if you reverse the cards it makes up the picture as below.


https://i.postimg.cc/NKcFqLkr/292-D2550-FD60-4-C15-892-A-B5923-BD69-B89.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/gxzpHhK4/A1-F3-FC58-7-D60-480-D-855-C-B0857-C5-E34-F4.jpg

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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ajb007/smile   I'm sorry now that I lost (moving house? divorce? can't remember now) my complete set of the UNCLE paperbacks. Long gone.  ajb007/frown

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Barbel wrote:

ajb007/smile   I'm sorry now that I lost (moving house? divorce? can't remember now) my complete set of the UNCLE paperbacks. Long gone.  ajb007/frown

Ouch!  ajb007/crap

I’ve got some of those and will post some pics when I find them.

I’ve been retired for just shy of 7 years and just getting around to tidying up the man cave  ajb007/lol

Will post some pics of items of interest as I go on.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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CoolHandBond wrote:

I’m sorting out my man cave and found my Man From UNCLE bubblegum card set from the 60’s. These were sold in packs with a strip of pink bubblegum and swapped in the playground. This is a complete set and if you reverse the cards it makes up the picture as below.


https://i.postimg.cc/NKcFqLkr/292-D2550-FD60-4-C15-892-A-B5923-BD69-B89.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/gxzpHhK4/A1-F3-FC58-7-D60-480-D-855-C-B0857-C5-E34-F4.jpg

I've still got the Superman and Star Wars sets from '77/78. I still remember the smell of the bubblegum when opening the packet. Wonderful memories.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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my favourites were Wacky Packages, which were in the style of MAD magazine.
I didn't appreciate it as a lad, but learned years later the series was actually created by Art Spiegelman (RAW, Maus) and were contributed to by many drugcrazed subversive underground cartoonists of the day, warping the young children's minds.
http://www.wackypacks.com/red_pack.gif

I was too young for the various 60s SpyCraze cards, but I sure got into the Star Wars cards, at least the first series.

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I didn’t collect Wacky Packages, cp, but like TRK, I did collect Superman and Star Wars, even though I was in my 20’s  ajb007/lol

Pictured below are three more sets from the 60’s, Batman, Battle and Civil War News. Battle cards had a lot of controversy about them at the time as they depicted violent scenes deemed unsuitable for schoolboys , but we all loved them  ajb007/biggrin


https://i.postimg.cc/JtM5PBjm/2544-AC6-A-F629-48-F7-9049-D3-C9-F3-F9-D436.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/fJbjhnHr/9-C04-B0-E4-EC2-A-4215-B10-D-34378-F3-A6-E9-B.jpg

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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opium production in Afghanistan has increased
Dramatically  thanks to the farmers using
Solar panels.  ajb007/biggrin very much going green .

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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They're not the only ones going green. The Kentucky Coal Museum are switching to solar panels because it's far more economical than coal  ajb007/biggrin

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They should grow a little opium on the side  ajb007/wink

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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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ajb007/lol

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I follow a couple of  guys on
YouTube  who are science  teachers.
Who debunk the thousands of
Flat Earth videos out there. They're
Always informative  and fun.  They're
Called Sci man Dan and Conspiracy catz.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Is this the plot for Bond26?  ajb007/shifty 

Florida man threatens to destroy everyone with army of turtles, police say
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/2019/ … olice-say/

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Good to see the Police on the ball, another Super Villain  stopped in his tracks  ajb007/cheers

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Florida men seem to have some special qualities  ajb007/lol

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Must be the heat  ajb007/wink

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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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The Telegraph: Edinburgh accent among most attractive in the world due to 'Bond Effect', survey finds.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/0 … ct-survey/

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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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German is number 5, far in front of the likes of Italian and French. I did not xpect that one. Higgins, the readers of The Telegraph think you have an attractive accent!  ajb007/biggrin