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FYI that is Caroline Munro, star of many Hammer Studios horror films as well as Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She even recorded with Gary Numan in the mid-80s!
 

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FYI that is Caroline Munro, star of many Hammer Studios horror films as well as Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She even recorded with Gary Numan in the mid-80s!

An ex mate in my band also recorded with Gary Numan. He played in numerous famous bands. Great musician, awful human being.
 

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I used to be a cub and scout. Maybe it is me. 😉


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Joining the scouts was one of the most enjoyable things l ever did. Went on so many camps, attended the Jamboree (a big deal), and did plenty of manly things. Almost got my green cord too :o . Reluctantly left the scouts to play cricket and pursue music more seriously, but l still regret leaving Scouts a year early to this day. Also had the sign language badge (only a few people in Oz had them), and also had the `I speak French badge' (only person in Oz who had that). I was a bit of a big deal scout :problemo: (my shirt was decorated like Idi Amin's) , but I never became the big daddy with the green cord.
 

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Two scouts who are kinda big deals. The one with the red cord is an up and coming big daddy climbing the ladder, while the kid with the white cord and blue one is almost at big daddy league.
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The there is this scout who is the big daddy of big daddies. He has the white cord and the green cord. He is still wearing the white cord on the wrong side. I could take him under my wing and teach him, but then again, he was the big daddy l never was....maybe he'd kick my backside and call me son. Why? Because he is the big cord daddy and he reached higher levels that l.
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Another big Scout daddy. Very few have the green cords.
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One thing l did do was make my own special brown cord. I did finger knitting and made it nice and thick and then added fancy brown shoo laces so the cord looked just like a scout one, but in brown. l was the only man alive with the brown cord (wore it in private sometimes). I was obsessed with cords in those days and dreamed about getting that green cord most nights. :lolguy:

But the real cord l really wanted to wear was one of these. Even to this day l wish l had one on my coat.
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Just found they can be bought. Wouldlove to have one, but would never want to disrespect the military. Besides...where the heck could I wear it??
 
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Scouts seem to have been a big deal in the US until recently. The Girl Scouts are still going strong but the Boy Scouts imploded when it was discovered they were rife with Big Pedo Daddies.

I was in the school cadet unit:

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Very smart photo above.

Did the scout movement implode?

not surprised the scouts had bad buggers infiltrate (pedo daddies), those types would natiurally be drawn to those types of things. My grand father always warned me about those types in the scouts.

Had pedo daddies at my school too. The Principal felt numerous young boys, so they got rid of him. The next Principal had a 40 year record of sex with young boys and got jailed. Those blokes looked prim and proper (men of the cloth). Who would have ever thought this would go on. Boggles my mind to think how scheming these blokes are.
 

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Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea), Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Iggy Pop (Stooges) and Nick Cave at Big Day Out, 1993:


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My auntie was in the Sullivans, Cop Shop, Prisoner and numerous others; only minor roles, but well known in many t.v adverts in the 80's and 90's.
 

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My auntie was in the Sullivans, Cop Shop, Prisoner and numerous others; only minor roles, but well known in many t.v adverts in the 80's and 90's.
I’d your auntie is Paula Duncan then I might need an introduction!
 

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In the 60's and 70's in Oz it went down like this.
1 - A drunk bloke on his way home drives through someone's front fence.
2 - Police come, take the bloke's keys and tells him to repair the fence and pick up his keys at the police station the next morning.

or

1 - A drunk bloke runs into the back of a car denting the bumper bar.
2 - No-one cares.

In the early 80's it went down like this.
1 - A bloke drives 60 or 70 MPH at night through suburban streets drunk as a skunk.
2 - police eventually catch up to the bloke and warn him to slow down. That's it.

It was different back then, there weren't as many people around in the suburbs at night.
Some blokes drove home pissed as farts from band practice every week and never got caught. Most shops and things closed early, so no need for police to be on the roads.
 

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In the 60's and 70's in Oz it went down like this.
1 - A drunk bloke on his way home drives through someone's front fence.
2 - Police come, take the bloke's keys and tells him to repair the fence and pick up his keys at the police station the next morning.

or

1 - A drunk bloke runs into the back of a car denting the bumper bar.
2 - No-one cares.

In the early 80's it went down like this.
1 - A bloke drives 60 or 70 MPH at night through suburban streets drunk as a skunk.
2 - police eventually catch up to the bloke and warn him to slow down. That's it.

It was different back then, there weren't as many people around in the suburbs at night.
Some blokes drove home pissed as farts from band practice every week and never got caught. Most shops and things closed early, so no need for police to be on the roads.

3. Drunk bloke drives home and kills or cripples themselves or someone else. In the 1970s there were between 3500 and 3700 road deaths annually across Australia. In recent years, the national road toll has fallen to between 1100 and 1200 deaths because fewer people are driving drunk and killing themselves or others.
 

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Yes, never a good idea to drive drunk/stoned or use a phone while driving; most people would have enough common sense. I wonder how many deaths those drink driving laws reduced as compared to better cars and roads.
 

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I used to have a Malvern Star racer, it was one of the good ones with 12 gears. All the other ones only had 10. :problemo:
 
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