Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 8th November 2012
Were we all more animated this morning as we networked prior to breakfast?? Was it because we managed 31 bodies including one soon to be member, Chris Sadler, and one guest, Peter Banks?? Was it because we were one week into “Movember” and those of us who had taken the time not to shave above our upper lip were showing off and admiring the fruits of our endeavour??
Whatever the reason there was a vigorous 60 second round. As I search for themes I recall Neil Lewer (well developed moustache) trying to sell new wardrobes on the basis that Christmas was coming and there would be lots of unwanted gifts including new jumpers. He apparently has a new one every year…jumper that is. As much as Neil was dismissive about jumpers Richard Reed was positively celebratory in a neat little pink number. I did warn you all to look carefully. Please comment on this blog and let me know what colour you think it really was. Was he trying to entice us to the coral beneath the azure waters of the Barrier Reef or a salmon befitting the fly fishermen of the Trossacks or what? Please let me know.
Alan Shaw (still some way to go moustache) was glowing in his praise of a Channel 4 documentary on empty buildings which he did not watch. Your challenge next week dear members is to base your 60 seconds on an event of any kind, including television programmes, that you did not see.
Mike Rogers has not grown a moustache or even attempted to do so. He saw his “babe magnet” image being tarnished if he even attempted facial follicles. Such a demonstration of self worth was perhaps matched only by Geoff Todd declaring that he would be cherry picking…I think that’s what he said.
The rest of the 60 second round produced various interesting references. Kevin Radford – a floater, David Plumley – drive by infections and Brian Painter told of the man who spent £6,000.00 a year on smoking. None of these individuals had made an attempt at the moustache whereas Steve Carmichael-Brown (soon to be Jimmy Edwards lookalike) and Jason Nortey (what’s that under your nose) had definitely made the effort. Howard Bullock and Scott Griffiths threw caution to the wind and extended their facial hair beyond the upper lip and down passed the mouth towards the chin – what will next week produce?
Oh yes, on the little matter of the Oscar, let’s see who was distracted and who was not. Please let me have your comments as to who won the Oscar and what particularly attracted Brian Painter to this particular 60 second rendition.
As to referrals and monies passed the numbers were good, £16,700.00 recorded and many referrals.
Let me hear from you all this week with your comments.
I can hardly wait to see you all next week.
The official (Web) colour for Richards jumper is “Amaranth”. It’s hexadecimal value is #E52B50. Hope that clears it all up. If you need to know more then it is a mixture of 90% Red, 17% Green and 31% Blue.
Nick Morgan deservedly vwon the Oscar.
Please feel free to our Movember appeal either individually or our team.
Have you been drinking Paul ? I regret I am not going to take you up on your offer of feelinh for free!
I also have an issue with Brian’s oscar nomination because it was mentioned that having a sign written van adds security -Im not sure if Kevin Brooks would agree unless of course Inline is slang for something in the burglary world or the chap who stole it spends a lot of time in queues.
Richards jumper had to be Persian Rose with just a hint of melon to calm the colour a tad.
So the mixture is based on 138%. The digital age seems to challenge even basic mathematics. Forget Newton turning in his grave, I worry about how our P
No you fool, colours are made by mixing different concentrations of red, green and blue. Add together a 90% concentration of Red, a 17% concentration of Green and a 31% concentration of blue and you’ll end up with something resembling that monstrosity Richard was wearing!
Re the pink jumper … “Pretty Flamingo” is a song written by Mark Barkan, which became a hit in 1966 when Manfred Mann’s recording of it was released as a single. The single reached number one in the UK singles chart on 5 May 1966. Manfred Mann’s recording was a minor hit in the United States where it spent 8 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 29 during the week of August 6, 1966.
Just thought you’d want to know that.
Yep … the maths don’t work
I was going to finish of my earlier comment by expressing concern as to how all this might affect our Pilgrim when I was cut off in what is not really my prime by the dark forces of the digital age
It’s Coral and not a monstrosity, I’m deeply hurt now 🙁 .
It should conjour up thoughts of lazing on a Bahamian beach,
diving in the Maldives or – if you follow the pretty flamingo theme –
perhaps even remembering my fantastic Cape Town, Garden
Route & Safari offer at just £1,119pp.
Richard you probably need a new wardrobe -have a word with Neil
Is it a digital woollie? every else seems to be.
Did you know that half of the worlds greatest mathematicians disagree with Scott’s formula but two thirds actually agree.
Having looked at the various comments I sometimes doubt the sanity of my fellow EBFers. That is what makes us the great group that we are but I would commend you all to consider whether you should not be making sure that you have Lasting Powers Of Attorney in place in case something pushes you over the edge.
…..it won’t take much. For the month of November we have a special offer for all members and their referralsof 20% off our standard price of £500. Contact me for details or just send me a referral.
On a different tack I wondered if Howard was sensible in growing a moustache that made him resemble a Mexican bandit bearing in mind he wants us to give him our money to invest. Perhaps next week all the mo’s should sit on one side of the room and all the smoothies on the other that way I can avoid getting some ones hair in my scrambled egg, there seemed to be a lot of stroking of taches going on.
A little fibre never hurt anyone Kevin!