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But Yeshua said unto them,

“Let the children come to me and do not forbid them,

for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

For you[edit]

This page needs cheering up!
Gareth Griffith-Jones| The Welsh Buzzard: Cardiff born and bred | — 21:36, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

What a groooooovy compilation. Yes, this page looks even blanker than my mind on a bad day. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:46, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Here's a view to brighten any gloomy October day... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 22:08, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Cor! Look at them peaks!
... where's a nice bit of Micro-dot Cotton-sedge when you really need her?! Martinevans123 (talk) 22:15, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
I was wondering that, too.
I had never heard of the Glarus Alps before ... outstanding photograph!
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 22:21, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is rather impressive - I'm quite taken with it. I thought about submitting it as a Featured Picture candidate, but after a perusal of the required technical standards of exactitude, I felt that this was one mountain which Maria wouldn't be climbing.... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 23:00, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
What a stunning picture! Why not nominate it for FP, there's nothing to lose! (I did it once, for the one on top of my talk, lost, but so what? - Lost not because of the image, but its photographer.) - If you are interested in discussing a picture, there's Talk:L'Arianna#Lead pic. - If this page needs more cheering up: I saw something that makes me smile every time I see it, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:15, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Mr Holiday will be away for the foreseeable future. Months of exploring the Wikipedia back-streets has rather taken its toll on his delicate constitution, and he is suffering some unfortunate side-effects, such as taking life seriously and referring to himself in the third person.

He sends his love to you all. Free free to treat this page as a kinda virtual pub, below are a selection of alcoholic beverages, some nibbles and tabs. Enjoy!

Ah! ... decent fags, even if they are "les fauxes blondes". Phlegm Davis (talk) 12:33, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Pardon? Decent? - Most dangerous symptom mentioned above: "taking life seriously", Falstaff knew better, at least in Verdi, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:42, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Old English (nautical} vernacular for "untipped". Martinevans123 (talk) 13:15, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Hopefully you're not departing permanently, HBH, though I do empathise - quite a lot of self-suppression is necessitated on here, and it can indeed take its toll. I've added a comfy sofa to the 'pub' furniture, for use if you feel like popping in for a bit of light editing (avoid those all-night gnomic binges!) PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 00:17, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
"During the 1980s, "hedgehog-flavour" crisps were introduced in Britain, although the product did not contain any hedgehog.[1]" ... although you'll have to go outside if you want to smoke those filthy French things.... "Hasta La Swan Vestas", dude. Martinevans123 (talk) 07:44, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
"Our acts our angels are, for good or ill..."

Hey there, Cal Mooney,

Thank you for all your good work, and especially for coming back to weigh in here. Remember when kids were allowed to make stupid mistakes in their own time? Even if they had famous parents? The tabloid ish will always be around on the web to haunt her, but do we really have to perpetuate this on WP? Also, with you and me gone for a Burton, what do you think will happen to WP:BUCKET? Anyhow, it’s been emotional. Don’t forget to say hi to Miss Freedia for me. As for the much loved Miss Gerda, she's turning into quite the anarchist, innit? I like. ;) Tesla Bombeck 09:53, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Gerda's gone punk? Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news! Nice! Die kleinen schwarzen Pudel, nicht so naiv im Rudel?
The container project does appear to have stagnated somewhat (and where's el carbunco delicioso?), but of course, we bucketheads prefer to work at our own pace.. --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:09, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
I have only checked out the first. My word, LiLiPUT look rather like the girls you take home to meet your parents ... and then wonder why they are looking anxious the next day.
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 18:28, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
arhh, German Slits, eh? gotta luv-em, aintcha mate... 'ere I 'ad that drummer arta them Stereofrolics in me cab a while back... 'e cud do the bizness with them cabinet tom-toms, I can tell ya! Johnny "Coalition" Clegg (talk) 18:30, 23 October 2013 (UTC) "he can't half play the bongos"
Dirty devil.
Is the second pornographic?
Loved the little creatures. This is from my User page collection for you to do as you wish.
Sloth cartoon.svg This user is a WikiSloth.

— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 18:36, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
and here's the classic 1970 one with Mr Richard Thompson... Martinevans123 (talk) 18:42, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Sadly without the gorgeous Alexandra Elene Maclean "Sandy" Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) who was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer". Great recording, Martin. Thanks!
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 18:52, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
bzzt: witchcraft, I thus manage to be in conflict with myself, dyk? Anarchist for a year now, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:20, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

About Hearfourmewesique[edit]

Hello, my friend. First, thanks for the RfA support. :) Now, down to business:

I thought I'd take a shot at a deal with Hearfourmewesique. I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

The bottom line: I told him I might unblock him. I said he has to be nice or else I'd blow him out the airlock, sending him tumbling end over end into open space indefinitely.

He pointed out your incivility, namely "You're obviously incompetent and shouldn't be editing...". That's plainly inappropriate.

So, what I want is, if he's unblocked, that you steer clear of him and be civil in general, lest I (you can pick your favourite):

  • Push your computer into lava YesY
  • Push you into lava
  • Make you wear an "I ♥ Lava" t-shirt in public
  • Make you go on one of those lame, overly-touristy, Hawaiian, volcano-side, lava-visiting trips

Now, I know what you're thinking: "Okay, okay! The last one is toooooo cruel! I'll comply!"

I just want this and future issues to go away and for everyone to edit constructively. Also, I detest the kinds of remarks like the one you made. It hurts the project, a thing I rabidly defend.

So, if you don't want to get rabies, and you would like to save me lots of time writing these sorts of posts, agree that you will not say nasty things to editors like that. Do you promise?

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:42, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

From a friendly(talk page stalker) @ Anna
You will have to add me to your (bewildering) thread here.
Why would any seriously dedicated WP editor wish to witness his/her return to the project. (?)
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 10:36, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
I guess my posts have been a bit odd of late. I've been taking a few tablets for something these past few days. They're not supposed to have side effects. I'm clear as a bell, unusually so, actually. But I'm feeling abnormally chipper. I'll try to stick to the facts.
To answer the question: Because what do we have to lose? A: He does a 180 and the project wins. B: He goes back to his old ways and gets indeffed quicksmart. The expense is my time watching what happens. I'm inspired by an editor who was unblocked a year ago and totally changed. I thought it a 2% chance and he surprised the heck out of me. Like that, it's a cost-benefit calculated risk. Percentage likelihood this will work out? Maybe a long shot. Who knows. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:04, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Also, you may be right. If a few uninvolved editors think this is a bad idea, I will withdraw the proposal. I would actually appreciated the input. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:06, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick response. Although I take on board what you have added, I am WP:ENGVAR sceptical/skeptical. Do wish that others will comment here too!
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 11:30, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Anna. Thanks for your kind message. Please help yourself to a beverage from the virtual bar above.

Admittedly, I let frustration get the better of me and could have handled that situation better. I have no problem with Hearfour being unblocked, as he says, he could just open another account so it matters little. For the record, I didn't actually say: "You're obviously incompetent and shouldn't be editing" (Though, at the time, I did feel that was pretty much the case.)

Anyway, I am taking a well-needed extended (possibly permanent) break from editing, and to make damn sure I stay away, won't be renewing my internet contract. Au revoir! --Hillbillyholiday talk 11:52, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Wishing you all the best, dear friend.
Gareth Griffith-Jones| The Welsh Buzzard: Cardiff born and bred | — 11:57, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you kindly, my friend. Have a nice break, and I do hope to see you back. :) Very best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:48, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Yo, Billy. "You are obviously overly competent when identifying respectable sources, and should not be editing biographies." Now we all get to call you "Billy No Edits", fnaar, fnaar... Martinevans123 (talk) 07:52, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Did you see the template above? - As I said yesterday: if I had left I would have missed it. My recipe for staying: don't take anything serious. I am serious. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:00, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


I have cited the Daily Mail in a good article again..... enjoy your time off. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:11, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

This Daily Mail? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 15:33, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
What!!? No exclamaton marks!!? Martinevans123 (talk) 16:00, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
I've half a mind to send in The Breastapo to sort out which Daily Mail we're dealing with here. Apparently, even 80 per cent of mothers "succumb" to them, so I'm sure they wouldn't let us down... PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 01:51, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh noes! The dreaded Breastapo!! I blame the Thatcher and the Germaine Greer Knicker Uprising of 1984 --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:09, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Ooh, cheeky! Do you think MT ever dressed like that for Dennis? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 21:17, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Great video! I really enjoyed The Worm that turned and thank you for the reminder.
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 08:55, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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Late magic[edit]

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'tis the season

Louisa Venable Kyle wrote a children's book on The Witch of Pungo ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:33, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

The "witch of Pungo" appeared on the German Main page with great success, the witch of infobox made her own, - click on "vote" there and vote ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:57, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Calan Gaeaf Hapus!![edit]

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Hello Hillbillywinterholiday, MartinEvans123 has given you a lovely bat, to wish you a Calan Gaeaf Hapus! You see, these things promote Killer Bees and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a lovely bat! Enjoy!
.... "In Glamorgan tailors were associated with witchcraft. "Ken and Kenneth" supposedly possessed the power to ‘bewitch’ anybody if they wished" ....

.... well, "Winter draws on", as they say in Splott


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Hello, Hillbillyholiday. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Containers.
Message added 05:02, 6 November 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Northamerica1000(talk) 05:02, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

"Grand work, my boy!"
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— | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 12:16, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Need your favor[edit]

Hello Billy, it's me again. I just made my 3rd article in English: Sanggar Agung. Please help to correct my spelling, i'm afraid i did so many mistakes. Thank you, please visit it if you have free time Okkisafire (talk) 06:09, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

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Shiver me timbers![edit]

Season's greetings from PaleCloudedWhite!SoleteRayosÑajo.gif
(Here's some lovely snowy trees to look at, if ever you come out of hibernation, BillyBumpkinBoy!)

Nadolig hapus[edit]

Christmas dinner
Machinima of Santa Claus's reindeer filmed in Second life

Imploring that Hillbillyholiday enjoys a sumptuous Christmas holiday and a naughty New Year! First play this → → →

Now play this!
I dare you to tell me that you did not smile.

— | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 02:06, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Sad and bright[edit]

free popcorn

Move Like This
by 28bytes

Enjoy what you can, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:29, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Sadly I think Billyboy has truly gone, Gerda, like so many.
"Lost, lost, lost we are Precious, yesssss, lost!"
Smeagol's voice coach
(PS I am touched, Gerda, that you still post here - you must be a good 'un.)
He offered to hang out in the bar. Nice poem! Mine is here. (I feel better than when I wrote it, see last of my links to the right, and then I was able to sing Magnificat with a rose.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:07, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Gerda, I hope you don't mind, but for a while now I've been meaning to ask you: why did you get into trouble over infoboxes? I did try to work out the reason by following links from your talkpage, but haven't as yet managed to see what started it all off. Is there a short explanation of the whole saga? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 22:47, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
It started in 2005, I started to edit in 2009, met an infobox discussion first in 2012, - ask the oldies ;) - Now, seriously, look at my simple dream and follow the link from "Like" under the image, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:01, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I agree with your position on infoboxes, and don't understand editors who vehemently oppose and remove them. I have often looked at just the stats in an infobox, because I only wanted to find out when someone died or was born etc., and having to look in the article text for such information is more time-consuming. And I think they make an article look more complete. But I've never had any arguments over them—perhaps because most of my editing is on either geographical or plant articles, where I think infoboxes (or taxoboxes) are accepted as valueable. It's obvious that removing infoboxes out of articles about places would be quite destructive, seeing as they contain maps to locate the place concerned. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 23:27, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Precious and missed[edit]

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Precious and missed

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:39, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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fourth dimension
Thank you for adding to kafkaesque Wikipedia the fourth dimension of humour, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:58, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 557th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:59, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Good to see you contributing again. --John (talk) 18:32, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Good news, - I won't remove the flowers ;)
Just today on the German Main page: "Ich gehe nicht schnell, ich eile nicht" (I do not go fast, I do not rush), in other words: I do nothing, and about 15 months later a wish gets fulfilled. The article mentions dream, btw --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh mein Gott im Himmel!! Back already!!!?? [1]. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:29, 25 September 2014 (UTC) .... sorry, I mean "Oh! what's occurrin'?"
sshhh! gently now! we don't want any exotic creatures to feel they're being pounced on and forced to talk in this goldfish bowl.... (but welcome back, HBH - even if it's just for 2 edits) PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 20:02, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
What is occurring? On the very day of my return, you turn up too! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 21:45, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Aww, thanks for all the lovely messages, consider my noodly appendages touched. Was just lurking and felt the need to pipe up. Hope you're all well. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 17:40, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, very well thanks; and you? Talking of pipng, perhaps we should be playing this old hit as the good Thomas is best known for whiling away the hours puffing on his pipe. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 17:59, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I haven't touched anyone's noodly appendage for years, Sarge, so it can't have been me... PCWhite

Now. here we were having a "robust debate" about the Daily Mail being a reliable source, and as if by magic, you turn up. Coincidence - I think not! I take it you've seen the Daily Mail headline generator? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:38, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Your edit summary made me remember this — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 23:12, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

"Hubble bubble toil and toffee" (the noo)[edit]

and Happy Feast day of Vietnamese Martyrs: [3]. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:44, 24 November 2014 (UTC)