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I told the old sod that salt was bad for him


I told the old sod that salt was bad for him

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  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2011, 00:35
Hahaha This tickled my warped sense of humor
Bill Phillips: The joke was on me aussie and Tiff and Chad did a very good job....but I will get my own back one day
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 21 May 2011, 00:39
Nature reclaims...
Bill Phillips: Indeed so Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2011, 06:28
Good riddance to him I say...
Bill Phillips: I will miss him. I wonder who will look after Saxa his dog?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2011, 06:54
sad I am so sorry to see that Good Old Stanley is gone...
Will his blog be gone too, I go over now and check it out wink
Bill Phillips: I will miss Stanley too. He thought my pictures were good. I should have known he was too good to be true
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2011, 06:57
Now, I am totally confused.... Don't worry, Philine, this is English humour! Really? I'll never understand the English people and their humour! But I am sad that Stanley has died.

A salty tear bedews my Deye,
From morn till dewy eve;
But if you ask the reason why,
I can't tell, I believe.
Bill Phillips: A salty dog from northern parts
Old Stanley captured all our hearts
His tales of salt from Cheshire mines
we'll hear no more in our lifetimes.
But Chad and Tiff are laughing still
Because the joke is on old Bill
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2011, 07:25
Listen ta me matey: if anyone praises your pictures - it's a wind-up!
Bill Phillips: I refer you to my reply to Philine.

And remember "Revenge is a dish best taken cold"
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2011, 08:27
And who will look after his wife? - she is very close to him and didn't want him to go to Swinbrook, but then he had a fine meeting together with his old miners mates revelling in old memories! Yes, I have to confess he captured my heart ( and I have to confess you could fool me but yesterday I wondered that he didn't comment and I thought he felt hurted by us)- a really funny idea and story, old saltbear Bill! "Sour things make you merry" (old German phrase)!
Bill Phillips: I will miss Chris and Chad's creation....after all he liked my pictures! I don't think he would have married. He was married to the Salt Industry
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 May 2011, 08:40
It won't be long before that patch of grass will die off Bill.

What a shame you never got to meet him. He was so interesting and knew a lot about salt, but a bit boring in other respects...well there were no other respects.
Bill Phillips: I feel a great sense of loss. He was undoubtedly a boring monomaniac who would have drained me of the will to live.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 May 2011, 08:46
I am so glad you took it in good spirit Bill, enjoyed it - even better. Of course we knew that you were such a man as not to be offended by our childish pranks. This cannot be tried again...or can it? Never trust a new blogger.

I love Philine's post and the charming poem...and your reply.
Bill Phillips: I am still laughing over you calling his dog Saxa...I should have realised then that it was a wind up. Trouble was what if it hadn't been? I might have offended a dear old chap who wanted to share his enthusiasm for salt with someone who also lived in a place with a history of salt.
'Ere, what's your game then?
Bill Phillips: Sod off you old're dead, can't you read?
I hate it when you get initially fooled by fanatics. But being of huge worldly experience and incredibly street wise I eventually worked out that Stan was a ranting old excentric sod and a delightful figment of some sad persons imagination.

Bloody pensioners they must get out more.
Bill Phillips: Trouble is I am the sort of person who the loony sits next to on the bus. I used to get all the weirdos at trade shows, i suppose I am nt very good at being rude.

Still Stanley was great fun, even if it was at my expense
Poor Stanley. He was a briny old soul.
Bill Phillips: Half soaked more like Mary grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2011, 10:07
I was impressed with the fine Standard English Stanley used, he was a cultivated, civilized person although a bit naive, one-dimensional, and monomaniac indeed, he doesn't belong to the GU (as Alan would say), he was pure and clean like salt! At first I thought as a simple salt worker he might use some slang words I would never understand, I suppose he had a responsible key position in the salt industry.

Stanley should have tasted the delicious Halloren Handel pralines: "From the composer Handel’s birthplace, the city of Halle, come these luscious liqueur-filled bittersweet chocolates", made from salt and English toffees, and some other ingredients (Halle is my birthplace, too, and I'll listen to the Handel- Festival in June)!
Bill Phillips: A Handel Festival and those pralines sounds like a delight. Of course we stole him and made him a British citizentongue
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2011, 10:52
Is Chris's friend Penny Wilson also a figment - and who too? I am now becoming rather sceptical- but Bill is Bill, isn't he?
Bill Phillips: I no that I am real, and so are Chris and Chad. And we have met you, so we know you are real. I had doubts about Penny but I don't know!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2011, 12:01
I'm trying to work this out. Hmmmm.. Is "Stanley Moore" a pen name for someone else?
Bill Phillips: Possibly Alan.
Well it had me fooled as well Bill although I did think that a person surely couldn't be so devoted to salt to the exclusion of else, and then there was the length of the series, so very Chaddish, or should that be childish!
Bill Phillips: a wonderful example of how not to grow up Brian. I'm still laughing about the dog being called Saxa!
Yes, but "salt substitute of the earth" just doesn't have a ring to it...
Bill Phillips: Very true Larry
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2011, 17:07
I know a lot of science and specialise in keeping the ticker healthy, but my gosh this has been soooo confusing!!!.
I have read all 17 comments and I'm still not sure whether to laugh out loud or solemnly wish Stanley Moore a peaceful journey to the great beyond!
I'll do both grin....and yes salt is bad for you smile
Bill Phillips: Just laugh SAVO. Poor old Stanley was only a figment of the fevered imaginations of Tiff and Chad. Too much salt is bad for you but we do need some. Most diet supplies enough so adding it is not a good idea...except on chips!!
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2011, 20:38
helloooo from the outer reaches of Chris's imagination.... I can confirm that I am indeed a real figment....... It's all been an incredible dreeeeaaammmmmmmm...
Bill Phillips: I'm the Urban Spaceman.....
A great shame.
Bill Phillips: Yes very sad, but he was a rotten photographer
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2011, 21:43
Oh, bad, bad, bad world!- so quickly forgotten, just now being six feet under - nobody posted a comment on Stanley's blog itself (except only one faithful soul)?
Benchie has been forgotten by the most people, too, and where is Hamish and where is...?
Bill Phillips: Hamish is still on facebook I think. Benchie is best forgotten. Have a lovely Sunday is actually raining here, which is a rare sight lately
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 May 2011, 11:26
As epitaph's go, I think that is rather good smile

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