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  1. Nostalgia Nonce

    What’s the best aquatic animal?

    Octopuses are fucking ace. Super intelligent, hard as fuck, and can change the colour and texture of their skin to blend in with the environment. They're basically the Terminator II of the sea. I was fortunate to see one on a reef when I was snorkelling in Egypt. To see it appear from nowhere is mindblowing, a completely different level from butterflies that look like leaves and chameleons.
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    Old people say funny shit

    My Grandad always used to call my Gran "Mick", despite her name being Betty. As it was all I could remember him calling her since I was a nipper, I just accepted it, but when asked by a friend the reason for it, I realised I had no idea. Apparently, during the war all my Grandad's friends had nicknames for their wives, but he didn't have one for my Gran and so just instantly christened her Mick to join in the conversation. The war ended in 1945, he died in 1997. For at least 52 years, he called her Mick for no other reason than she didn't already have a nickname, and she hated it!
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    Love it!

    A girl I used to work with experimented with jelly snakes, only to find out that they congeal when introduced to such environments. The A&E staff were very sympathetic, apparently.
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    Today I learned...

    Today I learned that the guy that played (all time great baddie) Arnold Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark also played the baby eating Bishop of Bath and Wells in Blackadder II. I've just YouTubed it, and I would never have recognised them as being the same actor.
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    UKFF Dolt of the Year: 2018

    But how would Armitage have known to do this back to you if he had no prior knowledge of Mab and his antics?
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    Today I learned...

    Today (well, yesterday) I learned that the woman who was Audrey Hepburn's singing double in My Fair Lady was also the ducks that sang, "Oh, 'appiness is blooming all around us" in Mary Poppins.
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    Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas!

    My grandad could never resist stocking up on washing up liquid when it was on offer. My gran used the final bottle of his haul eight years after he died (and he'd been pretty much housebound for the two years before that).
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    Merry Christmas!

    The boy is fast asleep following a day of hyperactivity and furious bongo playing, and there's still presents that haven't been unwrapped. It won't be like this next year. I'm going to watch the end of Mary Poppins and then have my suggestions declined by the missus.
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas everyone. I'm up in Liverpool with the missus's family and Surf jnr is winding everyone up by being interested in and playing with every present as he unwraps it, rather than going on the paper ripping rampage they were expecting. As such, he's now sleeping off dinner and there's at least a dozen presents under the tree still wrapped. So far I've not seen any classic Harryhausens on the TV listings, but there's been Carry Ons aplenty.
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    Condom dispensers

    Are you sure that wasn't a fruit machine?
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    Doomed anecdotal megathread #2

    No scissors for me this year. Each roll came with a little plastic fob that had a fragment of razor blade sticking out of it that you just run across the paper. When I first saw it, I didn't think "Ooh, that's a good idea", did I? No. My first thought was, "That would be perfect for blading with". #shitarse4lyfe
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    Condom dispensers

    As a teen pretty much all my condoms came from the local safe sex awareness place. It was in the same building that we played basketball at on a Friday night, and I'm sure they must have used us to hit a quota or something as they'd offload handfuls on us each week. Always Durex, usually Gossamer or Extra Safe, occasionally Gold, and if we were really lucky, Elite. If only I was sexually active enough to actually require them....
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    Condom dispensers

    I bought a pack of minty ones, and a glow in the dark one with a penis-shaped tip from a vending machine in Bolsover when I was 17 because I was absolutely wankered and it seemed hilarious.
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    And my favourite bit of the whole thing is plod are now entertaining the possibility that there wasn’t a drone at all. I saw this story this morning and I'm baffled by it. Multiple sightings, by multiple people, and maybe it was never there to begin with? What then? Mass hallucination? Chinese whispers?