The correct answer is why do I need perfume? The woman chooses the
perfume that turns her on, it has no good effect on men.
As for 18, I know the rule but I don't watch football and I don't care
what the results are or if Chelsea are going to win.
Real men don't give a toss what a group of "experts" come up with either.
In any case, those are all a single question: "Gives a shit about about
And where's Rugby in that quiz? Not that it would have made any difference
to my score, but my late dad - a real man if ever there was one - was a
complete fanatic and regarded football as a "game for pouffs". Mind you, I
imagine the authors of this quiz would have instantly used that particular
criterion to flag him as 'not a real man'...
That is total bollocks written by someone who hasn't lived. Here's a
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895. Hardly new stuff.
Except, perhaps, to Torygraph journalists.
 See mum! My O-level in English Literature *is* of use!
Dennis Davis < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Afraid not. I don't have O-level English Literature and I knew what
And I prefer Robert Heinlein's definition;
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give
orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,
pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,
die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Today is Setting Orange, the 45th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3181
I don't have an attitude problem. If you have a problem with my attitude,
Of course it's Rudyard Kipling. Everyone knows that! And why does it
need to be new when it concerns the eternal verities?
And I'd guess that Telegraph journalists are quite well educated, unlike
some I could mention.
There was a moment where I though SWMBO was going to score better than
me on that list since she claims to understand the offside rule. However
on closer interrogation it seems she did not know about the need to fill
the new oil filter prior to fitting when changing the oil ;-)
It is a wise precaution, as it avoids oil starvation at start-up.
In the ones I know, you poured it into the central hole in the thread,
put your finger over that as you brought the cartridge into position,
then quickly removed it as you lined the thread up with the hole in the
engine block. A bit of oil would escape, but most of it would stay
inside the cartridge.
They haven't used cartridges like that for years AFAIK. They are all in
one things that screw onto the filter mount these days.
In fact they were like that when I used to service my own more than
thirty years ago. You used to bash a screwdriver through them to get
them off if you didn't have a suitable strap wrench. You could screw
them on by hand.
That was an all-in-one unit that screwed into the mount. In fact, the
only difference I can see from the images I've checked on line is that
the hole is more likely to be in the cartridge than in the engine block.
You would just need to be a bit quicker at fitting the cartridge if you
can't block the hole with your finger.
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