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Six things you've never done

Post by Ivan on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:57 pm

Marcus Brigstocke currently has a programme on BBC Radio 4 where he invites guests to try things they've never done.

Share your list with us of six of the things you've never experienced. I'll start the ball rolling:-
- I've never eaten an oyster
- I've never bought a copy of 'The Sun'
- I've never been to Scotland (like the Romans, I stopped at Hadrian's Wall)
- I've never smoked a cigarette
- I've never watched an episode of 'Coronation Street'
- I've never voted Tory
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:38 pm

Sounds like a Liar's Charter, but hand-on-heart .........

1. I've never bought a copy of "The Sun"
1a nor subscribed to Sky television
2. I've never watched East Enders
2a: or Come Dancing, or X-factor nor its derivatives, nor Big Brother
3. I've never stayed in a 5-Star hotel
4. I've never voted Tory, not even when they sent a car round (snigger).
5. That's more than six. Stop boasting.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Phil Hornby on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:21 pm

Ok here goes ( like anyone is interested ) Smile

1 I've never stayed in a 5-star hotel either ( nor many 4-star ones)
2 I've never been to university ( you knew that didn't you!)
3 I've never eaten caviar
4 I've never been to the Opera or the Ballet
5 I've never seen a straight banana
6 I've never cared that I haven't done any of the above...
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:23 pm

mmmmmmmmmmm. The flavour of a straight banana has to be smelled to be believed.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Guest on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:31 am


Six “never-dones”:

  1. I’ve never strapped a stick (or two sticks) to the bottom of my feet and jumped off the side of a snowy mountain.
  2. I’ve never strapped an air tank to my back and jumped into shark-populated water.
  3. I’ve never strapped a piece of cloth to my back and jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in flight.
  4. I’ve never strapped a kite to my back and jumped off a cliff.
  5. I’ve never strapped a rubber band to my ankles and jumped off a bridge.
  6. I’ve never received a reply from Chaka Khan to any phone call, email, snail mail, or tweet.

Five of these six “never-dones” I hope to “never-do.”
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by witchfinder on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:43 pm

I have never visited an opera or ballet

I have never met anyone from Mongolia

I have never been to a multi screen cinema

I have never been to a drive-in / drive-though take away or restaurant

I have never driven on the M25 Motorway

I have never bought The Sun "news"paper

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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Six more things I've never done :

I've never played golf
I've never been to Ireland
I've never been drunk
I've never eaten lobster
I've never been fishing
I've never stood in a bowl of cold custard with one trouser leg rolled up



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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by astra on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:19 pm

I've never stood in a bowl of cold custard with one trouser leg rolled up

AND Shouted, "I am NOT a man to be trifled with!!" Smile bounce

I've never "travelled" in a police car
I've never had an overdraught
I've never had caviar
I've nevr flown in any kind of jet powered aircraft
I've never had an earing or any piercing
I've never had a tatoo

AND NO, my body has never been a temple
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:44 pm

I'm not as pure as some people on here. Smile
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:02 pm

It's a daily burden, I can tell you... Embarassed
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by astra on Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm

Will you two stop it!

Making ME blush - hasn't happened since the motorbike rally in Pately Bridge in 1978!! A couple in the field thort their tent was on top of them, and some wag lifted it up when they got "started" The Antics when we switched the headlights on is never to be forgotten!! Evil or Very Mad bounce

(and sadly Sad it was not me enjoying myself!)
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:24 pm

So it was YOU who illuminated the 'scene'! I've still got the rope burns... Shocked
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by astra on Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:31 pm

AH Bless!
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Charlatan on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:27 pm

I have never had sex,
I have never passed out from alchahol,
I have never paid insurance,
iI have never eaten cavair,
I have never ridden a motor bike.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:03 pm

You forgot : " I've never learned to count to six" Very Happy
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:23 pm

Waiting for someone to post something along the lines of ...........
One thing I've never done is to make a List of things I've never done.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by moonbeam on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:10 pm

1. I've never been on a coast.
2. I've never traveled anywhere that required a passport.
3. I've never smoked a cigarette of ANY kind.
4. I've never parachuted or bungee jumped.
5. I've never been tattooed.
6. I've never fully trusted anyone.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:51 pm


Moonbeam,

I smoked one third of a cigarette forty some odd years ago. You ain't missed nuthin' but coughing.

For your first coast visit, treat yourself to any Pacific Northwest coast or Monterrey Peninsula. Flat out gorgeous. Maybe number one is Asilomar, on the Monterrey Peninsula, white sand, green stuff growing in outcrops, angry, violent ocean right there, wow!
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Post by moonbeam on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:58 pm

Hi Rock. My mother is a lifelong smoker. That really turned me off to ever wanting to get into it myself. I go to her house and it's like a wall of grossness that sticks on my clothes after I leave.

I will keep in mind your coastal recommendations. It's on my 'someday' list. I do love the water, and though I think I'd be intimidated by the depth, I think I might also enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by boatlady on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:00 am

I've never made a 'bucket list'
I've never been to America
I've never felt comfortable in high heels
I've never swum the Channel
I've never had a venereal disease
I've never successfully grown tomatoes

I wish I could say I've never laid my head down without a hand to hold and I've never made my bed out in the cold, but that wouldn't be true (the late great John Martyn)
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:09 pm

The Christmas TV schedules reminded me that I've never watched The Sound of Music. Never. Not even once, not even by accident. Does that make me a bad person?
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by boatlady on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:33 pm

Makes you sensible - one of the things I've never done, either - sometimes quite hard to avoid
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Red Rackham on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:38 pm

Six things I've never done (That I would have liked to have done!)

1. Visit the Himalayas.
2. Ride a Harley the length of route 66
3. Watch the Travelling Wilburys live
4. Study politics
5. Party with Oliver reed
6. Spend a night with the most beautiful woman who has ever lived...

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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by skwalker1964 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:56 pm

Good thread! I hadn't spotted this one until just now. My 6 (or the first 6 that came to mind):

1) Jumped out of an aircraft (though I have worn a parachute in a glider!)
2) Been to Canada (though I would love to)
3) Been to Japan (ditto)
4) Tried Kopi Luak coffee (ditto again!)
5) Been drunk
6) Taken recreational drugs
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Post by Red Rackham on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 pm

Ah yes, the glider flight, a quick digression if I may...

A couple of years ago I was wondering what to get Mrs Rackham for her birthday, I wanted to get her something unusual. On the morning of her birthday I suggested a drive out into the country, she thought we were going to some country pub for lunch...

...I pulled into the gliding club car park and parked the car. She looked at me and asked 'What are you doing?' Hold on I'll be back in a minute I said. I nipped off and spoke to some chap who was expecting us. I waived to the car and beckoned Mrs Rackham to join us, with some trepidation she did. I introduced her to the chap I spoke to who immediately started to strap her into a parachute. She looked terrified, I calmed her and explained what was going on, she still looked terrified! For a moment I thought she was going to refuse to go up, but all was well, up she went. After half an hour she landed and came running towards me. She was absolutely thrilled, I've never seen her so alive.

Apologies, back to thread.
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Post by boatlady on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:52 pm

Sometimes, overcoming fears is a beautiful thing
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:56 pm

.... and sometimes it's just wishing that your nearest-and-dearest had warned you to put on suitable shoes.
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Post by boatlady on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:01 pm

or reinforced underpants
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Red Rackham on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:49 pm

oftenwrong wrote:.... and sometimes it's just wishing that your nearest-and-dearest had warned you to put on suitable shoes.

Showing your age there:)
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:20 pm

It shows in many other ways too, Red!

Interesting however, to speculate whether I would have made it thus far without an NHS.
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Post by Red Rackham on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:17 am

oftenwrong wrote:It shows in many other ways too, Red!

Interesting however, to speculate whether I would have made it thus far without an NHS.

I take it you're not in the best of health? Sorry to hear that. Yes indeed, we have a lot to thank the NHS for.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Slight misunderstanding to be avoided there, please, due to my tendency to milk sympathy for all it's worth! Impairments to my health are the automatic consequences of age, but when you have to deal with that situation it is surprising how many strategies can be invoked to maintain a semblance of normality. Or perhaps I'm only fooling myself. It does come as an unarguable surprise when someone offers me a seat, because I do not feel OLD, it's just that there are so many more youngsters around than there used to be, and it can't be necessary to move so quickly.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Red Rackham on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:05 pm

What did you do before you retiered? bit of an assumption I suppose but I'm guessing you're retired. At 53 yo myself I suppose I have all the impairments of old age to look forward to, hey ho. I have to say you are an engaging writer, very eloquent. Your word vocabulary makes reading your posts quite enjoyable. Sadly, as you will no doubt discover I'm no wordsmith. Something to do with a misspent youth I'm told.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:00 pm

My misspent youth? You don't really want to send everyone to sleep, do you? Mostly ducking and diving, dodging and weaving. Usual stuff.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by Red Rackham on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:17 pm

I was talking about 'my' misspent youth.
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Re: Six things you've never done

Post by weltschmerz on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:19 am

I have never
1) Eaten haggis
2) Had a threesome
3) Jumped from a plane, although I
have flown one
4) Swam with dolphins
5) Seen the Queen
6) Been to Africa
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:44 am

weltschmerz wrote:I have never
1) Eaten haggis
2) Had a threesome
3) Jumped from a plane, although I
have flown one
4) Swam with dolphins
5) Seen the Queen
6) Been to Africa

An interesting selection, Philosophic of Canada.

I'm surprised that contemporary Scots appear quite willing to be reminded of their former poverty which made a National Dish of the bits of a sheep which their Lairds disdained to eat, with porrage added.
I presume the success of a threesome depends upon the precise combination of participants.
To jump out of a functioning aircraft sounds like dementia.
Dolphins are brighter than we are. Best avoided by anyone with less than total self-confidence.
A cat may look at a Queen. Mainly a question of geographical coincidence.
"Africa" contains so much, it's unlikely that any individual has ever seen all of it.

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Post by boatlady on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:26 pm

I've done allbut two of those - no, I'm not telling
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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:13 pm

OK, boatlady - but give us a clue as to whether the four were done simultaneously... Shocked
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Post by boatlady on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:15 pm

All on separate occasions
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