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Red Lead Ted
22nd January 2013, 01:47 AM
And had in common with LIVERPOOL. and GATWICK. {ANYONE}. Regards Terry.:)

alf corbyn
22nd January 2013, 11:56 AM
hi rlt. speke became john lennon. don't know about the other bit

Captain Kong
22nd January 2013, 12:11 PM
He said, "How do you get a Parrot to Speak,"
You put it on a Number 84 Bus.

robpage
22nd January 2013, 05:04 PM
The Worlds first facial recognition scanners are installed at Gatwick and made in Liverpool

Captain Kong
22nd January 2013, 09:16 PM
Hi KEITH,E: "How do you get a Parrot to Speak," ? ? ?
Originally Posted by Captain Kong
He said, "How do you get a Parrot to Speak,"
You put it on a Number 84 Bus.
.LINK: Train Your Parrot To Talk | Bird Expert-P | - YouTube
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The 84 Bus used to run from the Pier Head in Liverpool to Speke, that is where the joke came from.
Cheers
Brian.

John Callon
22nd January 2013, 09:41 PM
Actually Brian it was the No. 82 bus Pier Head to Liverpool
Regards
John.

John Callon
22nd January 2013, 10:59 PM
Keith what has all of the above threads posted by yourself got to do with Liverpool and Gatwick.
Regards
John

Jim Brady
22nd January 2013, 11:16 PM
John,I once passed a similar comment and you and a few others jumped to Keiths defence and came on the attack against me.
Regards.
Jim.B.

John Callon
22nd January 2013, 11:23 PM
Well sorry about that Jim. I don't recall the incident and unreservedly apologise. However I still do not understand the connection between Liverpool and Gatwick that Keith states. Maybe Terry could solve this one.
Regards
John

Tony Morcom
23rd January 2013, 12:44 AM
Keith, may I respectfully suggest you either give us the answer you're champing at the bit to do or else leave it be for Terry to conclude. There is little point in posting for postings sake now that you have reached the dizzy heights of #2 poster on site:rolleyes: Yesterday's jokes seemed to do the trick for you.:clapping2:

Red Lead Ted
23rd January 2013, 01:20 AM
KIETH ,has had the answer all along i was just waiting for someone to get onto his clue,s The Grand National was held at what was once a race course Gatwick Airport in the great war 1916-18. And of course other than that only ever been run at Aintree Race course Liverpool Regards Lads. Well done Kieth not an easy one and unless you know the answer you,

Cant google it :thumbsup:

Grand National - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_National)

Roger Dyer
23rd January 2013, 06:54 AM
Forgive me for asking, but is there a problem on site, have I missed something or has Keith finally snapped ? I realise we do not all share the same heightened sense of humour or follow identical thought processes, but I confess I'm totally bamboozled by the contents of this thread. But for the final explanation by Terry, I might be forgiven for thinking I was in La-La- land :confused::confused::confused: If there is a former employee of Bletchley Park in our midst, would they kindly decipher the contents of this thread for those of us not privy to the latest code books :)

.......................Roger

Gulliver
23rd January 2013, 07:38 AM
On the Bosom of Triton,dear...on the Bosom of Triton,..... may explain much,......or not at all, I believe . (q.v. or not q.v.-that is the question) !

You are definitely not alone,Roger.

Gulliver in Bletchley Park mode,or is that Blotchy Park?



Ho Hum....... and then there was one.11900

:D

Jim Brady
23rd January 2013, 08:50 AM
Remember that show 3-2-1 you would never get the answer to the clues and would end up with DUSTY BIN thats what this thread was something like.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Captain Kong
23rd January 2013, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone, just a quick comment on the post by John.
regarding getting the Parrot to Speke,
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Actually Brian it was the No. 82 bus Pier Head to Liverpool
Regards
John.
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Now I have found out why the Parrot kept getting lost.
Cheers
Brian.
Sorry to have interupted.

robpage
23rd January 2013, 09:03 AM
I have a vision of the parrot getting on at the Pier Head and saying to the driver "Speake " with the driver saying I am , What do you want me to say ! you just keep repeating yourself !!!

Jim Brady
23rd January 2013, 09:05 AM
Brian,From Bootle to Speke you would've had to put the parrot on the number 81.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Ivan Cloherty
23rd January 2013, 09:30 AM
See what you have done Terry, the queue waiting for the men in white coats to come and collect us now goes around the corner :smashPC:

Roger Dyer
23rd January 2013, 09:53 AM
Will the last lunatic off the bus please put the lights out !!! Tell the driver we've stopped and he can go home and take his bl--dy parrot with him.:Wassit-About:

...............Roger;)

Captain Kong
23rd January 2013, 10:38 AM
Now my Parrot is realy Confused, he is off the the Wine Lodge,

alf corbyn
23rd January 2013, 10:50 AM
i don't know why the bloody parrot couldn't have flown to speke

Captain Kong
23rd January 2013, 10:56 AM
Maybe he had spent too much time in the Wine Lodge.
Brian.
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.
. What a strange thread,
We start with Terry`s quiz on a Race Course and have 20 deletes from Keith and end up with a drunken Parrot who is on the wrong bus and cannot fly.
How do we do that?
Brian

Don Rafferty
23rd January 2013, 11:03 AM
I think a riddle has been wrapped in a mystery and then turned into an enigma.*

* With apologies to WC :D

Gulliver
23rd January 2013, 11:45 AM
When I was pre-sea at Riversdale College in Liverpool in 69 it was the 82C Pier Head to Speke service.. The C suffix denoted the route via Church Street in the city,whereas any D suffix indicated via Dale Street ,although they were nearly all C’s via Church Street,with just a few in rush hours via Dale Street to ease congestion in Church Street as I recall. The route then went direct to Speke via Dingle,Aigburth and Garston.
There was also the 81(I think) but this went to Speke via Smithdown Rd,Allerton and Garston. If one inadvertently (through alcohol perhaps?) got this bus home to Riversdale on a dark rainy night,it would be a long walk home to your college digs from Allerton or Garston !

There was also the 500 Limited Stop service which used to connect Kirkby -via the -City Centre -to Speke ,allegedly two of the roughest estates on opposite sides of Liverpool.These buses were always the newest traditional style Leyland Atlanteans(distinguishable by their Liverpool design top-deck front and rear 'peaks’) which was strange because you would think on such a service Liverpool Corporation(as it was then) would have put it’s oldest buses on where vandalism wouldn’t have perhaps mattered as much.!
The 500 was very fast and used to whoosh past our 82 C's on Aigburth Road,usually accompanied by a flurry of V-signs from the Speke scallies shrouded in clouds of fag smoke on the top deck.
There was also the Crosville company’s H1 service to Warrington. This historically had to take a convoluted route out of Liverpool via Upper Duke Street and Princes Park to Aigburth .Historically because until the mid 70’s Liverpool Corporation objected to a non-Corporation service being able to ‘poach’ some of it’s own customers.The Traffic Commissioners then had to stipulate the route taken,impose limited stopping facilities and much higher fares (typically double)should a poor unwitting local passenger find himself aboard the non-Corporation bus. It didn't help that these buses also used the green and cream livery !
It was like this in many towns and cities throughout GB until the mid 70’s agreements in cities in about 1972/3 ,and which finally ended at deregulation in 86-when the real shambolic free-for-all piratical bus-wars started. Thankfully ,deregulation too has all settled down now,(after 25 years)but a huge bus ridership loss resulted from all that,which with regrettably increasing car ownership will never be regained,although public transport use in some cities is now on the upturn.
It’s a bit sad that I know all this,but I think some of you ,particularly Liverpudlians and ex-busmen will find it nostalgic…
Pictures of the 51 year old preserved Liverpool Atlantean L501 as used on the Speke services which I remember. The captions show it as being taken at the Albert Dock.



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Captain Kong
23rd January 2013, 12:08 PM
Thanks Davy, I can just see my Parrot lying down on the dash board, he looks knackared after all that bus changing.
Cheers
Brian.

robpage
23rd January 2013, 12:15 PM
maybe the parrot was winging it

Jim Brady
23rd January 2013, 12:16 PM
Thanks Davy, I can just see my Parrot lying down on the dash board, he looks knackared after all that bus changing.
Cheers
Brian.

I think that must've really ruffled his feathers Brian.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Red Lead Ted
23rd January 2013, 03:33 PM
I only asked a question it turned into a bigger charade than the Costa Concordia, Let,s see if anyone can answer this............Who is the only singer ever to have a song dedicated to him which reached number one in the pop charts and we are talking within the last 35yrs we all know the song and we have all sung along to it GOOD EH Terry. :cool:

Captain Kong
23rd January 2013, 03:37 PM
Is it Sinatra???

John Pruden
23rd January 2013, 03:38 PM
grandad??

Jim Brady
23rd January 2013, 04:24 PM
MORE RESEARCH NEEDED.WLL HAVE TO GO INTO ORBIT.

Regards.
Jim.B.

Red Lead Ted
24th January 2013, 01:46 AM
grandad??



He may well have been a Grandad but which one? Not Sinatra Bri, Regards all Terry.;)

Tony Morcom
24th January 2013, 07:53 AM
Mick Jagger

robpage
24th January 2013, 10:05 PM
Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox and written by Norman Gimbel, which was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack.It was about Don McClain

happy daze john in oz
25th January 2013, 05:24 AM
When I was pre-sea at Riversdale College in Liverpool in 69 it was the 82C Pier Head to Speke service.

Now I know why i never use public transport.

happy daze john in oz
25th January 2013, 05:26 AM
Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox and written by Norman Gimbel, which was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack.It was about Don McClain

'Bye, bye Miss American Pie.................. pity is was not the bloody parrot asying goodbye.
Or maybe Keith has taken that one as well LOL

Captain Kong
25th January 2013, 03:31 PM
pity is was not the bloody parrot asying goodbye
HD John.
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The Parrot is deceased, it is now an ex Parrot. it has ceased to be.
Clease,
Brian.

happy daze john in oz
26th January 2013, 06:00 AM
Gone down the chute so to speke???
Parrotchute going down.

Red Lead Ted
27th January 2013, 11:36 PM
This song actually contains the singer,s name in the title of the song and lyrics Roberta Flack,s or any of the other,s don't mention his name in the lyrics. Terry.:rolleyes:

Red Lead Ted
28th January 2013, 02:37 PM
Dexy,s Midnight Runner,s Number one with there hit Geno 1980, Dedicated to the great Geno Washington. Regards shipmates Terry.:D