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Another subject that aroused strong emotions was that of cats, particularly the idea that Britain may soon be overrun by huge, feral, hybrid ones. The debate here seemed more in line with our normal equilibrium, however, with half of you welcoming our purring, bewhiskered overlords and the other half wanting them drowned, shot or savaged by dogs.

The latter idea brought up an interesting, although possibly mistaken, point of law from xyz:

Did you know that the only legal way to kill a cat in England is with a dog! I'm surprised that there are not cat'n'dog fight clubs the length and breadth

I think he has forgotten the first rule about cat club.

Peter Kay would never be able to hold his own in a scrap with the sorts of cats he hangs out with:

Most people want a cat that is cute, friendly and playful. They don't want an unfriendly vicious cat.

Well xyz clearly does. They fight harder and make the bouts last longer. It seems that Marcelo Rodrigues could do with one of those cute, friendly and playful cats, though, as he seems to have fallen out with his one:

If we are good to them, they will like us. If not... well, they have 20 claws - and know how to use them.

So you're saying that cats are like a metaphor for life or something? Wow, that's deep. It probably explains why my flat smells of fish, too. And it's 18 claws, actually, as they only have four on each rear paw. Don't say I never give you anything.

Finally, there was the splendid tail [Clear your desk, Dupuy - Moderatrix] of the Saudi bum-bomber. This seemed to bring out the best in everyone, and for a brief while we were all joined by a common thread of cheerful contempt for a man who tried to kill a Saudi interior minister with an explosive hidden in his own interior.

This led to some truly magnificent puns based on terrorist arsenals, ass-assinations, pains in the ass, explosive diarrhoea, suicide bummers, excessive constipation, 'pull my finger' gags, some truly worrying speculations on what it would mean for airport security checks and even the occasional serious comment on the nature of the war on terror.

The final word on the matter has to go to The elephant in the room, though, after Lewis Page speculated on the possible detonation methods for such a weapon:

Firing instructions:

Insert finger through ring & pull!

Good advice for a whole range of situations. ®

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