February 2008 Newsletter
10.2 - Bristol Classic Show Shepton Mallet Coach Trip – it was a good day out and the boys were pleased to see the Triumph Bristol Branch doing their bit, but it seems the highlight of the event was Dave who needed the little boy’s room on the way home and was gone for ages: a search party was chosen and after looking in every ditch and no stones left unturned they found him waiting outside the ladies loo for Doddie. OK, fair enough you may be thinking, love has no bounds, how gentlemanly of him, what a star!! The only problem was Doddie opted to stay at home!!!! Many thanks to Mac and Jim who shared the driving.
Sammy Miller’s Museum Coach Trip – 12 members including 3 ladies were treated to a fantastic day out. We had a breakfast stop at the Devils Punchbowl Café and after meeting
John Ryder (on his bike) at
the M3 we continued on to Sammy Millers and managed to
get discount group tickets after a
bit of haggling by
Double Whammo - Tanya has passed her Bike Test. Tanya reported that Ian had hurt his back and couldn’t be there to support her, so Rob very kindly stepped in and took her for a practice run making sure she was spot on for her Test. Tanya would like to say a huge thanks to Rob for his support. The other extra special news is - they’re going to be a Mummy and a Daddy, baby due middle of August. By all accounts when Tanya told Ian he said, “Please don’t make me sell my Rocket!!” After attending A&E he is, of course, delighted. Many congratulations Tanya for passing your Test and double congratulations to you both.
you like a holiday break in
Kelvin, John Flower, “Rocket Man” Ian, Paul Skeet
and myself met up at Rykas’s
for a Sunday morning ride. Rob was there on his Honda USA 1000 with mega-exhausts
and set off for “Destination
Triumph”, a new dealership in
The convoy of 4 Triumph’s and 2 Honda’s
travelled along the A24 - Ian and Kelvin’s Rockets
found it hard to keep up with Bob on
his 865 “America”. We arrived at the Dealership to be greeted by
a very attractive young lady from “Triumph” and asked “Which Club are you from?”….“We’re the “Mighty
After looking around the bikes and clothing we
set off for breakfast in the
We thought a photo was in order and Bob asked a passer by to take a photo of six bikers outside the Gents toilets!! Lovely!
Ian and Rob carried on to
A good ride, good weather but most of all good company.
Now for something completely different…
THE MSL CLUB HAS A HUGE DILEMMA – LURCH (AS WE KNOW HIM TO BE) HAS AN UNKNOWN ILLNESS CALLED “IDENTITY SYNDROME”- READ ON……
LET’S GET RIGHT- (The Prints and the Purpose) from Lurch alias Slouch
Lurch is the fictional manservant to The Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. He is a tall, shambling, lugubrious butler who somewhat resembles Frankenstein’s monster (as played by Boris Karloff) and (on the television series) has a deep, resonant voice. Although fully capable of normal speech, Lurch sometimes communicates via simple inarticulate moans, which, much like the dialogues of Cousin Itt, the Addamses have no trouble understanding. Ironically, the Addamses often comment that Lurch is eloquent and vivacious.
Lurch is often seen playing the harpsichord at virtuoso level. The scenes in the original television series with Lurch playing the harpischord was Lurch playing on a dead keyboard. The show’s musical director (Vic Mizzy) played the actual tunes.
Originally in the TV series, Lurch was to have no lines. However, in the pilot Ted Cassidy ad-libbed the line “you rang!” in his trademark deep voice, and it was so impressive it led to Lurch getting more dialogue: he ultimately had three lines in the pilot. In the films, however, Lurch was totally mute.
Much of Lurch’s history, including his first name and the nature of his relationship to any other Addamses was originally unknown. “Lurch” was revealed during the original TV series to be a surname as there was “Mother Lurch” who appeared in one episode. She addresses Lurch as “Sonny”, which could either be a parental nickname or his actual first name. It was stated in Addams Family Reunion that Lurch is part-Addams. This plays into his being a Frankenstein’s monster-like creation. The only definite body part that is from an Addams is his heart. Lurch’s mother appears to be a physically normal elderly woman, although she does not see anything unusual about the Addams family or their home, with the exception of - “Thing”.
Good………now that is sorted……….
His days now are mainly spent as a semi recluse in
Is the MSL Club happy with this explanation? Can we help him with this horrible illness? Does he remain our Lurch or does he become our Slouch? He needs our help NOW before it’s too late!! Your comments please on paper to the Editor. Keep it clean!
Deep Thoughts by Men while Fishing
Two men fishing and drinking beer. Roger says, “I think I’m going to divorce my wife – she hasn’t spoken to me in over 2 months.” Frank slowly continuous sipping his beer then thoughtfully says, “You’d better think it over – women like that are hard to find!”
PRETTY COTTAGES IN THE SOUTH OF
For further info see Mike Smith at the Tuesday Club meetings.
Read about Mike’s story BUYING A
Kitchen Sink Drama – Robin Maynard
A man wakes up in hospital bandaged from head to foot. The doctor says “You’re going to be OK, but something happened. Your manhood was chopped off in the accident and we were unable to find it but you’ve got £90,000 compensation and we have the technology to build you a new one that will work even better than the old one - but it doesn’t come cheap – it costs £10,000 an inch, so it’s for you and your wife to decide what size you want and how much you’re prepared to spend. It’s important she plays a role in the decision.” The bloke agrees and returns the next day.
“Have you spoken to your wife?” the doctor asks.
“I have,” says the bloke.
“And has she helped you in making your decision?”
“She has,” says the bloke.
“So what is it?” asks the doctor.
“We’re having a new kitchen.”……….
Sunday, 9 March 2008 Pioneer Run to
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 MSL AGM
Sunday, 30 March 2008 Hendon Bike Safe Show, Hendon Police
Driving School - old and new Triumph’s welcome. MSL Club Stand. Pre-booking essential - enter your particulars on Notice Board asap.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008 Bob’s Quiz Night – Cash Prize – no need to book just turn up, have fun and support Bob.
Remember to look at the Notice Board for extra news and trips.
Last but not least – keep your Editor busy!
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