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  1. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    "Agency scientists found that when very close (2 cm, less than 1 inch)
    to some open CFLs, the UVR level can be equivalent to being outside in
    the UK on a sunny day in the summer."

    Better never go out in the sunshine either then.

  2. ian field

    ian field Guest

    They do advise not to do so without sun block.
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Pffft ! I've just been out on a lovely bright October day myself and I can
    assure you I didn't use any sunscreen nor do I ever in the UK. But then I
    don't sun-bathe. Maybe I did sometimes when playing tennis. I know I did
    have some once.

  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Oh YES !

  5. swanny

    swanny Guest

    Did you measure this or did you read it in a report ... :)
  6. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    The average intensity of the English sun wouldn't burn an anaemic
    albino's shaved crotch.
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Average maybe. Don't disregard it though. I just like to stay in shadier places.

  8. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Even better - I read it on the Interweb.
    Thus it must be true! :)
  9. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    You'd love Kings Cross (Australia) then!
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Is that in Sydney ? Crikey ! Don't want to get near Phil Allision. I might have to
    strangle him.

  11. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Absolutely - every time.

    As a kid of about age 2 I actually got seriously sunburnt in the garden at my
    home which was at the time in the Isle of Man. I only know this because I was
    told about it.

    In later years, I can remember Mum applying 'calomine lotion' to burnt parts of
    my body. We were living near London then. No sunblock then you see. This was
    common for all kids that liked to play outside.

    As a consequence I tend to avoid too much sun as I understand previous sunburn
    can pre-dispose you to malignant melanomas. One of those ultimately led to my
    Dad's death when I was only 18. He'd been stationed in Singapore during his
    National Service (a Captain in the Royal Dental Corps !) and burnt very easily.

  12. ian field

    ian field Guest

    You'd be cut down in a hail of unused antipsychotic pills before you got
  13. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Naturally, you *do* get days in the U.K that'll burn you, I couldn't
    resist making fun of the comparatively mild weather you have though :)

    Another one is when we see English 'heat waves' reported... only 30C and
    the morgues there are piling up with bodies...
    Okay, not literally funny - but for temps like that we in Australia
    probably wouldn't bother taking our jumpers off for :)

    I've certainly been burned, notably when I was about 8 y/o at Surfers
    Paradise. Spent the entire day on the beach in the middle of summer.
    Burnt the crap outta myself. So what did I do the next day???
    Yep... another day at the beach. I never, ever did that again I can
    assure you.

    very easily.

    I had a skin cancer on my cheek removed about 3 years ago, thankfully it
    wasn't a malignant one. I spent all of my 20's and a lot of my 30's
    outdoors all day every day in the tropics, so there has to be some
    consequence eventually I guess.
  14. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Naw, don't do that... I enjoy his psychotic outbursts.

    I thought Phallison was in Vic? Not that it matters I suppose.

    And yes - I was referring to King's Cross in Sydney.
    I haven't actually been there since I was about 17 or 18 - I bet its
    changed a lot since then... some of things I saw back then wouldn't be
    acceptable now, I'm sure.

    I also recall that Sydney was on some kind of garbage strike at the time
    - the streets were filled with garbage bags at the curb - many of them
    having been set on fire. Quite a scene late at night, combined with the
    usual freaks at the Cross.
  15. ian field

    ian field Guest

    In London, Kings Cross is a rail terminal and regular haunt of a wide
    variety of freelance sex trade professionals.
  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Fairly low rent ones too AIUI ! Well avoided.

  17. ian field

    ian field Guest

    I thought "wide variety" covered that.
  18. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Well... anyone feeling the need may do better to select something a little
    higher class. The following was, would you believe it, sent to me by an
    online gay girl acquaintance. She keeps trying to encourage me to try a
    working girl. She's done a bit herself apparently.

  19. ian field

    ian field Guest

    From what I've heard, posh hotel foyers are a good place to look for higher
    class hookers.
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