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Ian Dunn
829333.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:15 pm Reply with quote

Let us get the ball rolling with a thread devoted to anything beginning with "J".


The wooden devide which seperates the two horses an knights is known as the tilt. Scoring a joust varied from place to place. Common scores include +3 for breaking a spear while unhorsing a knight, -2 by striking the tilt, and knights could be disqualified for striking a horse, an opponent in the back, an opponent after they have been disarmed, or striking the tilt three times.

Source: Schott's Sporting, Gaming, & Idlinh Miscellany, p. 15

Spud McLaren
829350.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:02 pm Reply with quote


Need I say more?

Ian Dunn
829353.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:10 pm Reply with quote

Do you mean the food, the band, or Chris Morris's sketch show?

Spud McLaren
829358.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Primarily the food...


and then the band. I know nothing of the show to which you allude.

829360.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:48 pm Reply with quote

Jade - nephrite or jadeite rather than the late Ms Goody.

A jadeite cabbage at the Taipei National Palace Museum.

829361.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:51 pm Reply with quote

Jam, jamming
1. making fruity gooey stuff
2. improvised musical session, usually jazz
3. cramming feet or hands into a rock crevice while climbing:
"It's not a good jam unless it hurts."

Spud McLaren
829374.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:51 pm Reply with quote

Interesting to me, mainly because I've had a go at all 3.

Ian Dunn
829379.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:04 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
and then the band. I know nothing of the show to which you allude.

It originally began as Blue Jam on BBC Radio 1, and then moved to Channel 4 as Jam. It was mainly written by Morris, who also directed. Other writers included Peter Baynham, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews, Jane Bussmann and David Quantick. It starred Morris, who mainly did monologues, as well as Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore and David Cann.

The series was noted for its use of ambient music which was played during sketches. Also, when it was shown on Channel 4, no adverts were broadcast during the show. Morris claimed that he asked for this as he did not want an ad break to spoil the atmosphere, but some newspapers claimed that no advertiser would dare touch it. In the Channel 4 poll of the 100 Greatest Scary Moments it came 26th, beating The Silence of the Lambs and The Wicker Man. However, it should be noted that in 30th was Carry On Screaming.

I'd link to some sketches, but pretty much all of them are NSFW. The series is available on DVD.

Spud McLaren
829381.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:11 pm Reply with quote

Thanks, Ian. Sounds interesting enough to investigate.

829390.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:11 pm Reply with quote

John Barleycorn
Here's little Sir John in a nut-brown bowl,
And brandy in a glass;
And little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl
Proved the stronger man at last.
And the huntsman he can't hunt the fox,
Nor so loudly blow his horn,
And the tinker he can't mend kettles or pots
Without a little of Barleycorn.

829391.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:20 pm Reply with quote

Jiminy Cricket - was a talking grasshopper in the book. And was quickly squished with a mallet by pinocchio. He also replaces Jesus - since the name was originally a "minced oath" - and he similarly gets raised from the dead in the book!

Spud McLaren
829398.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:00 pm Reply with quote

Jacob's Ladder, a term encompassing so many different things I'll just post the Wiki disambiguation page, and note the high voltage traveling arc entry.

Edit: - Oh, and I couldn't miss this one out.

Edit revisited - red text is NSFW, as suze points out below.

Last edited by Spud McLaren on Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:14 pm; edited 1 time in total

829403.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:10 pm Reply with quote

There will be many who'll wish that you had; having just seen the picture, my husband is one of them.

Just in case it's important to anyone, Spud's last link is NSFW.

Spud McLaren
829404.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:12 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Just in case it's important to anyone, Spud's last link is NSFW.
So it is - sorry, I should've said.

Bad case of carrot fly, too.

Spud McLaren
829408.  Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:34 pm Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
John Barleycorn
Also the title of the memoir of Jack London, who led an interesting life, at one point becoming an oyster pirate. No, that isn't a euphemism, though it ought to be.


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