Off Topic Sacrilege?

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  1. Oldsparkey

    Oldsparkey Well-Known Member
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    In the absence of any worthy football discussion after that forgetable experience yesterday, I though I'd start a discussion thread.

    Popped over the border from Buckinghamshire into Oxfordshire today. Lovely day so stopped in Thame for a walk around their great cricket ground (been there before). No game going on so huge open spaces across the ground on lovely close cut grass from boundary to boundary and beyond.

    Now you can access the ground a number of ways, but I usually park down the cul de sac leading to the church and walk through its' grounds. The route takes you through the ancient church cemetery and here's the problem for me.

    Should you allow your dogs piss on the grave stones?
     
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    Not if there are public conveniences available.

    (Oh, sorry, the 4 legged ones.)<doh>
     
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    This is a frivolous thread OS pal, are you aware that Masky is considering his position at this time FFS? :emoticon-0103-cool:
     
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    On the contrary Masky, this is a very serious subject.

    Please note - no reference was made to a todger.
     
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    Our canine friends may see it as revenge for all the urinating in the Fox and Hounds. Just a theory.
     
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    I don't suppose the underlying residents will have noticed.

    Is there a market for doggy incontinence pads?
     
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    too late, Andy hahahha
     
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    You got it wrong guys, no need for nappies. It's not the need to piss, it's all about marking territory.

    On a walk, our girl dog lets it go in one spot and that's it. The boy dog doesn't stop cocking his leg but is running on empty after the first 2 or 3 squirts. After that he's only going through the motions with nothing coming out to cause damage.

    I tried to tell the wife that yesterday, but she said he's as bad as you and it looks bad anyway...<doh> <laugh>
     
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    Strangely enough, Sparkey, I was contemplating this yesterday morning whilst in the Jewish cemetery in Frankfurt. Mind you, it was not a dog's activity ........I have my own problems due to a prostate the size of a lemon. I was wondering whether there was any little corner that would suffice and not be too sacrilegious!!!! Luckily the call never came.
    On the subject of dogs, I don't see it as sacrilege since they are following nature and not some conscious decision-making process. If you were to encourage and train the dogs to be so, that would be a different thing.
     
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    So that's what you were doing at a series of lamposts in Newton. <whistle>
     
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    I appreciate that support for my stance on this important topic - thank you Furter. <ok>
     
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    Only if they are electrified.

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    <laugh> I'm sure Sparkey can facilitate that.
     
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    Just revisiting this thread over something I forgot to mention. I find the info on very old church cemetery headstones interesting. BTW, this is not a wind up!

    As I mentioned, walking through St. Mary's churchyard in Thame on the way to the cricket ground last week. There are 16th/17th century headstones tilted by the groundheave of tree roots and other factors over the years. Some have even fallen flat but most are still very legible and have been left as they are for posterity rather than be re-erected.

    It's a big churchard cemetery and I've walked through there many times over the years. Turning a corner of the church to head back to the car, I spotted something I hadn't noticed before - a modern carved grey granite headstone under a tree right next to the boundary wall. Walked across to have a look. Not new, but It was well tended decked with fresh flowers and tokens. It was only then that I looked at the name and got quite a shock.

    Anyone any idea whose it is? Think music - I won't give you the exact dates as that might be easy to look up but it's within in the last 10 years. More clues will follow if not guessed.

    I repeat, this is not a wind up. <ok>
     
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    I have a strange recollection that one of the BeeGees was buried in that neck of the woods. Could be totally wrong of course.
     
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    I'm afraid you're totally right - you're too good for me on this subject. <doh>

    Robin Hugh Gibb who died in 2012. The inscription simply reads - "Singer Songwriter"
     
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    Had a bit of an advantage on that one sparkey.
    In their early days the Gibbs boys spent quite a bit of time in Cardiff and Dennis Byron (drums) and Derek "Blue" Weaver (keyboards), both Cardiff lads and ex Amen corner, both played for the BeeGees.
     
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    Any sign of your gobbling friend? <whistle>
     
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