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    I heard on the news yesterday that several people in Iran had drunk themselves to death under the misapprehension that being completely trolleyed would keep it at bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I heard on the news yesterday that several people in Iran had drunk themselves to death under the misapprehension that being completely trolleyed would keep it at bay.
    And it would seem that they were right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I heard on the news yesterday that several people in Iran had drunk themselves to death under the misapprehension that being completely trolleyed would keep it at bay.
    Don't drink fake alcohol!
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/worl...ost_type=share
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    My favourite cold remedy is boiling water in a mug with lemon juice and honey mixed in then topped up with rum. It works until you start sobering up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    My favourite cold remedy is boiling water in a mug with lemon juice and honey mixed in then topped up with rum. It works until you start sobering up!
    I've bought Benylin, Strepsils, multi-vitamins, Ibuprofen and one of those in-ear devices for taking your temperature. I've also got some Vick's VapoRub, which I haven't smelled since the '70s. I wanted to get some Friars' Balsam but it appears that it has been discontinued. I also wanted to get two of those Vick's things that you stick up yer nose - one in each nostril should keep the virus out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I've also got some Vick's VapoRub, which I haven't smelled since the '70s. I wanted to get some Friars' Balsam but it appears that it has been discontinued.
    You have now reminded me of the "Do you know Vic Burns?" joke, which I haven't heard since the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    You have now reminded me of the "Do you know Vic Burns?" joke, which I haven't heard since the 70s.
    ...and reminds me of Malcolm from that time, much parodied by comedy sketches in the '70s.

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    The World Health Organisation have declared the Corona virus a pandemic. And still people are flocking to Cheltenham for the festival! The up side is that the pub trade will have done very well this week!!!
    Last edited by Lady Grey; 11-03-2020 at 23:20.

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    Mabel's yesterday had a canister of 70% alcohol hand sanitiser on the bar with an invitation for customers to help themselves. Whether this was to wash their hands or to add some bite to the beer was not clear!

    The level of trade certainly seemed up to normal however.
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    ... And still people are flocking to Cheltenham for the festival! ...
    Well as Sheffield Hatter said they're betting people and a 995 out of 1000 chance of surviving if you get it, looks like very good odds to me.
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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