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PeterH 31-03-2020 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15161132)
Can't imagine being family-in-law with and raising your kid around a lawless nonce is anyone's idea of "Fairytale".

Yeah, with that dysfunctional set of In Laws you can't blame her to be fair.

Easier to blame press intrusion than cause a row, though.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-04-2020 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by congress (Post 15161321)
I dont mind the occasional travel vlog but these couples who go onto youtube and expect people to care about what dress the dopey cow is going to wear with her sandals as she rides a vespa around Italy.With a bit of luck she might fall off and get road rash then she will be flashing what kind of bandages she is wearing.

Dont start me of the american guy who does reports on first class seats on planes and lounges and then says these seats were paid for by me.Yeah like @$#£ they were! Apparently he walks around airports asking all the staff do you know who i am.Shame i cant use that swear word on here.

Yeah you can, you just have to be clever about it.

bubbs11 01-04-2020 07:28 AM

Jogging scum.

Taking my daily air and exercise yesterday, pushing my daughter along a wide path next to a park, and this middle aged jogger, panting and sweating more heavily than a nymph on a porno, ran right past us making no attempt to give us a wide berth. Totally consumed in his own selfish exercise regime. I'm going out with a gun today. These feckers just can't get away with it anymore.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-04-2020 07:29 AM

And in one post bubbs became D-FENS.

Martin H 01-04-2020 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15161514)
Jogging scum.

Taking my daily air and exercise yesterday, pushing my daughter along a wide path next to a park, and this middle aged jogger, panting and sweating more heavily than a nymph on a porno, ran right past us making no attempt to give us a wide berth. Totally consumed in his own selfish exercise regime. I'm going out with a gun today. These feckers just can't get away with it anymore.

Obeying keep off the grass rules - phew!

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-04-2020 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15161514)
Jogging scum.

Taking my daily air and exercise yesterday, pushing my daughter along a wide path next to a park, and this middle aged jogger, panting and sweating more heavily than a nymph on a porno, ran right past us making no attempt to give us a wide berth. Totally consumed in his own selfish exercise regime. I'm going out with a gun today. These feckers just can't get away with it anymore.

Open carry comes to the U.K did not think it would happen in my life time.:D

Sharkba1t 01-04-2020 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15161514)
Jogging scum.

Taking my daily air and exercise yesterday, pushing my daughter along a wide path next to a park, and this middle aged jogger, panting and sweating more heavily than a nymph on a porno, ran right past us making no attempt to give us a wide berth. Totally consumed in his own selfish exercise regime. I'm going out with a gun today. These feckers just can't get away with it anymore.

Hey Bubbs, I run every day and I always give way to others. But I think there are a lot more joggers out there now, who just donít know the form. And if they are new to the game, then they are probably in a world of pain. :D. If thatís any consolation.

Lingfield Eagle 01-04-2020 08:10 AM

I've been wondering whether it's illegal for joggers to say thank you when you move out of the way for them.

Joe85 01-04-2020 08:24 AM

Sky sport's headline article being “Man United: The 50 Signings That Got Away”

Double wankers. They really are having a disgraceful pandemic.

ExiledStirling 01-04-2020 11:21 AM

All the Premier League footballers and managers who have not yet voluntarily taken wage cuts to ensure that the non playing staff at their clubs retain their earnings and jobs.

Stellavista 01-04-2020 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Lingfield Eagle (Post 15161562)
I've been wondering whether it's illegal for joggers to say thank you when you move out of the way for them.

I am wondering why anyone would give joggers the right of way.

art malice 01-04-2020 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Lingfield Eagle (Post 15161562)
I've been wondering whether it's illegal for joggers to say thank you when you move out of the way for them.

Cyclists are the same

Nostrils 01-04-2020 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15162261)
Cyclists are the same

We were on holiday a few years back and there were an awful lot of (I think) Dutch cyclists. We had to dodge each and every one of them in the morning/evening walk to the bus stop. I got more and more incensed with each dodge, and by the end, I gave a few a piece of my mind. Turns out they have right of way out there and I was the ignorant one :o

(I think I may have read that revelation on here though...)

evvo111 01-04-2020 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15161887)
All the Premier League footballers and managers who have not yet voluntarily taken wage cuts to ensure that the non playing staff at their clubs retain their earnings and jobs.

I agree but will add the owners who I suspect aren't short of a bob or two.

davech 01-04-2020 02:15 PM

CROYDON COUNCIL!!!!!!

Olympian2 01-04-2020 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15161561)
Hey Bubbs, I run every day and I always give way to others. But I think there are a lot more joggers out there now, who just donít know the form. And if they are new to the game, then they are probably in a world of pain. :D. If thatís any consolation.

But they know to stay 2m away from folk.......

Dodger 01-04-2020 02:45 PM

On LinkedIn I really don’t need to see any more screenshots of companies doing their online zoom calls.

Reps AJ 01-04-2020 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15162197)
I am wondering why anyone would give joggers the right of way.

If I'm out jogging and I cant get around you then I coming through... politely of course.

Panther 01-04-2020 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Lingfield Eagle (Post 15161562)
I've been wondering whether it's illegal for joggers to say thank you when you move out of the way for them.

Plenty of walkers are the same. Some don't even establish eye contact, almost as if they think a look can pass it on.

And don't get me started on the tosser riding his electric scooter on the pavement up to the Chinese Garage roundabout at about 12.40 today, who brushed my wife's sleeve as he sped past without warning.

cappuccinoeagle 01-04-2020 06:08 PM

Things that annoy you
 
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Originally Posted by davech (Post 15162317)
CROYDON COUNCIL!!!!!!


What have they done ? Or what havenít they done?

Stellavista 01-04-2020 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15162348)
If I'm out jogging and I cant get around you then I coming through... politely of course.

Not good enough right now. You might think you're being polite, but Covid-19 isn't. It's a footpath, not a running track.

Salad_Burnet 01-04-2020 06:49 PM

I've given up saying thank you to people who make way for me. The thing is, if you're on a bike and going faster than anything else on the footpath, I mean bridleway, you pass so many people that it just gets a bit tedious after a while. I've also found that if you slow down to pass pedestrians, they give you both barrels anyway, because the true anti-social cyclist they last encountered was going too fast to hear it so they give it to you instead. Now I just hurtle past, and if I discern a remark being made at me, I make a hand gesture.

Why do people feel the need to get out of the way of cyclists and joggers anyway? Can bikes and joggers only go in straight lines or something? People love to make a scene. I'm sure there are better ways of farming things to talk about with friends and family than screaming at strangers in the countryside and in parks. It's idiotic.

M3 Eagle 01-04-2020 06:57 PM

TV ads for life cover. Loads of them at the moment. Typical.

M3 Eagle 01-04-2020 06:58 PM

More trivially, sky sports presenters not wearing ties. What's that about?

Panther 01-04-2020 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 15162662)
I've given up saying thank you to people who make way for me. The thing is, if you're on a bike and going faster than anything else on the footpath, I mean bridleway, you pass so many people that it just gets a bit tedious after a while. I've also found that if you slow down to pass pedestrians, they give you both barrels anyway, because the true anti-social cyclist they last encountered was going too fast to hear it so they give it to you instead. Now I just hurtle past, and if I discern a remark being made at me, I make a hand gesture.

Why do people feel the need to get out of the way of cyclists and joggers anyway? Can bikes and joggers only go in straight lines or something? People love to make a scene. I'm sure there are better ways of farming things to talk about with friends and family than screaming at strangers in the countryside and in parks. It's idiotic.

Many (not all) cyclists and joggers do seem only to go in straight lines in my experience and expect others to give way. Try walking along the Thames path without being nearly run over by some loony speed merchant. Bicycles used to have bells, now itís often bellends. (Not saying that necessarily applies to you, SB.)

Reps AJ 01-04-2020 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15162607)
Not good enough right now. You might think you're being polite, but Covid-19 isn't. It's a footpath, not a running track.

I havent been out running since the outbreak.

I meant back in the olden days when we could go out without infecting each other.

Stellavista 01-04-2020 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15162760)
I havent been out running since the outbreak.

I meant back in the olden days when we could go out without infecting each other.

Oh, don't give a toss in 'normal' circumstances :)

Reps AJ 01-04-2020 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 15162662)
Why do people feel the need to get out of the way of cyclists and joggers anyway? Can bikes and joggers only go in straight lines or something?

In my case yes, I can only go in straight-ish lines. That would be due to the brick wall or wood on one side and a canal on the other side.

A single walker is easy to move around, a group walking two or three abreast.... not happening

Reps AJ 01-04-2020 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15162762)
Oh, don't give a toss in 'normal' circumstances :)

Only left the house in the last three weeks for food shopping or the occasional walk where empty streets meaning passing is not an issue.

Grim Reaper 01-04-2020 08:39 PM

Me spending hours on my daughter's school project last week as part of home schooling and then it not even getting marked. I should, I mean, SHE should have won that hands down!

Prince Phillip 01-04-2020 08:48 PM

Why do joggers love themselves so much? They’re putting one foot in front of the other at a quicker interval than people waking. Big fat hairy deal.

Stellavista 01-04-2020 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15162821)
Why do joggers love themselves so much? They’re putting one foot in front of the other at a quicker interval than people waking. Big fat hairy deal.

Yeh, but they've got the Lycra, trainers and earphones. I really don't get it with younger people - ruining their ankles, knees and hips on hard pavement, when they should be home shagging or getting spannered. What sort of f*cking dullard have you got to be to go out jogging with your partner, rather than either of the former?

Prince Phillip 01-04-2020 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15162906)
Yeh, but they've got the Lycra, trainers and earphones. I really don't get it with younger people - ruining their ankles, knees and hips on hard pavement, when they should be home shagging or getting spannered. What sort of f*cking dullard have you got to be to go out jogging with your partner, rather than either of the former?

Oh yes, teenage joggers annoy me particularly. I mean come on, stop trying to be 50 before youíre 25....but I fear todayís youngsters see some appeal in this. They do of course, know everything about life already.

Dorking .Eagle 01-04-2020 09:14 PM

The panic buyers who bought all the tins of mushy peas. Bastards.

Nostrils 01-04-2020 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Dorking .Eagle (Post 15162922)
The panic buyers who bought all the tins of mushy peas. Bastards.

Dried mushy peas brother, they're amazing.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 04:29 AM

My wife Part XXVIII:

She is totally obsessed with this Covid-19. She spends most of her day watching CNN and getting worked up either about Trump or the numbers or the advise being bandied about, which she is constantly passing on to me.... "You might want to listen to this" is all I get out of her. I know I'm pissing her off with my lack of concern, so I guess we are even!

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the seriousness of this, and she does have an underlying condition that would probably finish her off if she got it, but God give it a rest!

I'll check out the BBC or CNN (or the BBS) once or twice a day for an update, but damned if I'm going to get sucked into her obsession.

Inwardly, I'm worried, concerned and pissed off about this, but outwardly I guess I'm being too cool about it for her liking.

GorBlimey 02-04-2020 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15163107)
My wife Part XXVIII:

She is totally obsessed with this Covid-19. She spends most of her day watching CNN and getting worked up either about Trump or the numbers or the advise being bandied about, which she is constantly passing on to me.... "You might want to listen to this" is all I get out of her. I know I'm pissing her off with my lack of concern, so I guess we are even!

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the seriousness of this, and she does have an underlying condition that would probably finish her off if she got it, but God give it a rest!

I'll check out the BBC or CNN (or the BBS) once or twice a day for an update, but damned if I'm going to get sucked into her obsession.

Inwardly, I'm worried, concerned and pissed off about this, but outwardly I guess I'm being too cool about it for her liking.


Watching the TV news isn't going to change anything.


Stay at home, drink booze and keep away from people.


Watch old movies, read books, listen to records and drink even more booze. The chance of a lifetime. Avoid TV news.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 04:53 AM

It's like talking to a brick wall GB...

What's that old prayer:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference


And I'm not religious, but I've always tried to follow this logic.

davech 02-04-2020 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by M3 Eagle (Post 15162674)
TV ads for life cover. Loads of them at the moment. Typical.

That's every bloody day, regardless. Only those now confined to barracks realise it :D. Go for a policy that has more stars than Sun Life, I reckon :lux: :lux:

Talking of ads, I mute the sound every time that E-Bay "94 seconds" rubbish comes on. Excruciating in the extreme.

Maz 02-04-2020 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15163110)
It's like talking to a brick wall GB...

What's that old prayer:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference


And I'm not religious, but I've always tried to follow this logic.

Hadnít heard that one. Nice.

Reps AJ 02-04-2020 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15163524)
Hadnít heard that one. Nice.

The AA (no, not the car one) adopted it and gave it the title the Serenity Prayer

kabbott 02-04-2020 11:42 AM

"We're ramping up ...!"
(Apologies if already done)

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15163107)
My wife Part XXVIII:

She is totally obsessed with this Covid-19. She spends most of her day watching CNN and getting worked up either about Trump or the numbers or the advise being bandied about, which she is constantly passing on to me.... "You might want to listen to this" is all I get out of her. I know I'm pissing her off with my lack of concern, so I guess we are even!

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the seriousness of this, and she does have an underlying condition that would probably finish her off if she got it, but God give it a rest!

I'll check out the BBC or CNN (or the BBS) once or twice a day for an update, but damned if I'm going to get sucked into her obsession.

Inwardly, I'm worried, concerned and pissed off about this, but outwardly I guess I'm being too cool about it for her liking.

Everytime something happens turn to her and say "And what have you little friends on the internet got to say about that?"

west country boy 02-04-2020 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15163109)
Watch old movies, read books, listen to records and drink even more booze. The chance of a lifetime. Avoid TV news.

Perfect advice.

kabbott 02-04-2020 12:55 PM

And avoid the BBS ...Oh!

Sick Bucket 02-04-2020 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by M3 Eagle (Post 15162676)
More trivially, sky sports presenters not wearing ties. What's that about?

Why would they? WTF is a tie for anyway? it's the most pointless piece of clothing ever. Usually worn by wankers who have the misguided idea they are somehow important because they sit in an office punching worthless shit into a computer for 40 years.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15163736)
Why would they? WTF is a tie for anyway? it's the most pointless piece of clothing ever. Usually worn by wankers who have the misguided idea they are somehow important because they sit in an office punching worthless shit into a computer for 40 years.

You can't tie a tie can you. :)

davech 02-04-2020 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15163749)
You can't tie a tie can you. :)

Really needs to be a Windsor Knot :p

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 15163756)
Really needs to be a Windsor Knot :p

Lovely...I bet Sick Bucket is a proper peanut boy.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 01:43 PM

Google, locking our academy out of Google Classroom because we are not an apt client due to us being profit making...ignoring the fact that Google Classroom is used by all the fee paying schools I know of.

Sick Bucket 02-04-2020 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15163749)
You can't tie a tie can you. :)

Of course I can, had to wear them at school, always thought they were ridiculous.

Sick Bucket 02-04-2020 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15163768)
Lovely...I bet Sick Bucket is a proper peanut boy.

Dunno whats a peanut boy?

I know what peanut smuggling is though :)

So what's the point of a tie?

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 03:16 PM

Deffo a peanut boy

evvo111 02-04-2020 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15163997)
Dunno whats a peanut boy?

I know what peanut smuggling is though :)

So what's the point of a tie?

Because all the other designs to wear round your neck didn't work:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon...._AC_SX425_.jpg

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15163600)
Everytime something happens turn to her and say "And what have you little friends on the internet got to say about that?"

Funny you say that, I nearly said that yesterday evening, and bit my tongue just in time.

She is in a group of women that meet/met once a week to practice "mindfulness and self awareness", whenever that is. They text each other all day with God knows what.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15163540)
The AA (no, not the car one) adopted it and gave it the title the Serenity Prayer

Yep, I just found that out myself. Although apparently they change the words slightly. It is also taken from a longer verse called the Serenity Prayer. (Thank you Wikipedia)

Worksop Palace 02-04-2020 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15163736)
Why would they? WTF is a tie for anyway? it's the most pointless piece of clothing ever. Usually worn by wankers who have the misguided idea they are somehow important because they sit in an office punching worthless shit into a computer for 40 years.

More that a lot of companies insist on them still

Itís only in the last 12 months we have become tie less in the office. Still need one if meeting a customer, although if you know your customer doesnít wear one you can go without

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2020 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15164413)
Funny you say that, I nearly said that yesterday evening, and bit my tongue just in time.

She is in a group of women that meet/met once a week to practice "mindfulness and self awareness", whenever that is. They text each other all day with God knows what.

ITS PAYBCK

PeterH 02-04-2020 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15163524)
Hadnít heard that one. Nice.

Really Maz?

Surprised - quite common I think.

And a good philosophy of life.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15164448)
ITS PAYBCK

What's good for the gander is good for the goose in this case. :)

Today's annoyance is the new leaves sprouting on the tress around us are inexplicably losing them... what's that all about (they must be sick). I just go through cleaning up all the autumn fall off.

Oh, and yellow pollen everywhere making my nose run.

davech 02-04-2020 08:35 PM

The Great British Menu on BBC. Great British Ego Trip more like. Just pretentious bollocks.

Prince Phillip 02-04-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 15164755)
The Great British Menu on BBC. Great British Ego Trip more like. Just pretentious bollocks.

So predictable now. Chef Googles the brief and then declares a life long love of whatever is thrown up by the search to provide a dish. ďOh yes, James and the Giant Peach was always my favourite book when I was young (chinny reckon) - ďso hereís a peach cobblerĒ (emphasis on the cobblers)
Donít forget to bung in a reference to your granny, too.

Prince Phillip 02-04-2020 09:09 PM

Whilst we’re on tonight’s TV.....Celebrity Road Trips/Travelogues. The BBC’s lawyers should really look into a second series of this ridiculous ITV rip off of Top Gear’s “specials” tonight. British TV gets an idea and hammers it into the ground so much. We’re only a Rizla paper’s width away from Youth Hosteling with Chris Eubank and the executives don’t even realise it.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 02-04-2020 10:02 PM

The use of the word bracing on the news. As in "Australians are bracing for an increase in Covid19" or Bracing for a "Steep rise in the price of petrol" I don't sit leaned forward with my head between my knees, unless I am in a plane which is about to crash.

cappuccinoeagle 02-04-2020 10:34 PM

John Carson DUP councillor, who reckons COVID 19 is Godís punishment for allowing abortions and same sex marriage. [emoji35]

Herr Colonpharter 02-04-2020 10:42 PM

Excessive media time given to Nicola Sturgeon whilst Mark Drakeford and Arlene Kelly reduced to fleeting cameo roles :veryangry

big bad John 02-04-2020 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15163107)
My wife Part XXVIII:
. She spends most of her day watching CNN and getting worked up either about Trump or the numbers or

There lies the problem. CNN is as bad as Fox News. They are both full of political propaganda that makes their viewers ready to attack anyone wearing a " MAGA" hat, sporting a lumberjack beard or someone fondling the local apple tree. All politics are local. Stick to your local news.

Herr Colonpharter 02-04-2020 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15164962)
There lies the problem. CNN is as bad as Fox News. They are both full of political propaganda that makes their viewers ready to attack anyone wearing a " MAGA" hat, sporting a lumberjack beard or someone fondling the local apple tree. All politics are local. Stick to your local news.

They must be well pleased with all things Cuomo atm.

big bad John 02-04-2020 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 15164986)
They must be well pleased with all things Cuomo atm.

He's bluffed the nation with his smart tongue. Most New Yorkers think he's a wanker.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15164962)
There lies the problem. CNN is as bad as Fox News. They are both full of political propaganda that makes their viewers ready to attack anyone wearing a " MAGA" hat, sporting a lumberjack beard or someone fondling the local apple tree. All politics are local. Stick to your local news.

Exactly! I've been telling my wife to just watch the Newsom and Garcetti news conferences if she must... they will tell us all we need to know, and all that effects our day to day circumstances.

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15164996)
He's bluffed the nation with his smart tongue. Most New Yorkers think he's a wanker.

I think the poster is referring to Chris Cuomo (CNN Presenter and Andrew's brother) who has the virus.

But two peas in a pod and all that...

big bad John 02-04-2020 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15165002)
Exactly! I've been telling my wife to just watch the Newsom and Garcetti news conferences if she must... they will tell us all we need to know, and all that effects our day to day circumstances.

Funny how women are always in a better mood after watching a few re-runs of 'Murder she Wrote,' than after viewing the National weather or some obscure politicians view point on the National news.

Herr Colonpharter 02-04-2020 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15165004)
I think the poster is referring to Chris Cuomo (CNN Presenter and Andrew's brother) who has the virus.

But two peas in a pod and all that...

Was referring to the Governor albeit today it became a double act of mutual brotherly back-slapping which I guess was to be expected? The missus is most definitely taken in and hanging on his every word!

Hedgehog 02-04-2020 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 15165036)
Was referring to the Governor albeit today it became a double act of mutual brotherly back-slapping which I guess was to be expected? The missus is most definitely taken in and hanging on his every word!

Mine too. She was talking about voting for him (Cuomo) as a write-in come election day, if Trump doesn't cancel it.

I do quite like Chris Cuomo on CNN, and hate to say it, but him getting the virus can only be good for ratings, although I don't believe there is any skullduggery involved.

Herr Colonpharter 03-04-2020 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15165062)
Mine too. She was talking about voting for him (Cuomo) as a write-in come election day, if Trump doesn't cancel it.

I do quite like Chris Cuomo on CNN, and hate to say it, but him getting the virus can only be good for ratings, although I don't believe there is any skullduggery involved.

hmm .. this is politics Hedge and US politics at that?

davech 03-04-2020 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15165015)
Funny how women are always in a better mood after watching a few re-runs of 'Murder she Wrote,' than after viewing the National weather or some obscure politicians view point on the National news.

Re-runs of Murder She Wrote should be an alternative to Community Service..

WLYWLYAWYPWF 03-04-2020 11:07 AM

Dog owner c*nts who think they own the whole park that they're walking their shit c*nt mutt in. Not the dogs fault but doesn't help when you're being harassed by the bastards when trying to walk peacefully. Keep them on a lead or train them properly.

Maz 03-04-2020 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 15165091)
hmm .. this is politics Hedge and US politics at that?

For some God-unknown reason, American politics is excluded from the politics forum.

Golf Boy 03-04-2020 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15164996)
He's bluffed the nation with his smart tongue. Most New Yorkers think he's a wanker.

I heard somewhere that the NY Mayor and him said basically the same things and Cuomo was given hero status whilst the mayor was vilified.

minch1 03-04-2020 11:20 AM

Listening to smug, Over paid arrogant, responsibility free Journalists from the media, sitting in their cosy offices at home criticising, asking banal and irrelevant questions of experts and playing politics with Corona virus.

Armchair experts like Peston, who was firmly put in his place today by an expert Professor who politely pointed out that he has thirty years experience of studying viruses, this is obviously considerably more than the couple of weeks Peston has been at it, but despite that Peston felt the need to argue the toss. The problem is, Peston is not alone, each night there are an Army of them. Another this evening asked the Minister of state for Health during the evening update on Corona Virus a question on Footballers Pay cuts. It beggars belief that in a crisis like this we allow this sort of time wasting of a group of people who are under tremendous pressure in a time of crisis. Transparency is one thing, but these time wasters, are doing the country an injustice and taking up the time of serious men with their mostly ignorant and repetitive questioning. Surely they can get together, agree a sensible set of questions and take turns each day to pose them, rather than 16 or so asking the same questions over and over.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQaQIB1fSk

evvo111 03-04-2020 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15164879)
The use of the word bracing on the news. As in "Australians are bracing for an increase in Covid19" or Bracing for a "Steep rise in the price of petrol" I don't sit leaned forward with my head between my knees, unless I am in a plane which is about to crash.

It is a useful word when used correctly. For instance, in Scotland, it is a main phrase used in foreplay, as in 'brace yerself, Margot'.

Martin H 03-04-2020 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minch1 (Post 15165373)
Listening to smug, Over paid arrogant, responsibility free Journalists from the media, sitting in their cosy offices at home criticising, asking banal and irrelevant questions of experts and playing politics with Corona virus.

Armchair experts like Peston, who was firmly put in his place today by an expert Professor who politely pointed out that he has thirty years experience of studying viruses, this is obviously considerably more than the couple of weeks Peston has been at it, but despite that Peston felt the need to argue the toss. The problem is, Peston is not alone, each night there are an Army of them. Another this evening asked the Minister of state for Health during the evening update on Corona Virus a question on Footballers Pay cuts. It beggars belief that in a crisis like this we allow this sort of time wasting of a group of people who are under tremendous pressure in a time of crisis. Transparency is one thing, but these time wasters, are doing the country an injustice and taking up the time of serious men with their mostly ignorant and repetitive questioning. Surely they can get together, agree a sensible set of questions and take turns each day to pose them, rather than 16 or so asking the same questions over and over.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQaQIB1fSk

Agree 100%. We can no longer rely on journalists to ask the important questions, just the ones that generate clicks/views. never been so disappointed with the 'serious' press who have become cartoon like.

twilly 03-04-2020 11:40 AM

...‘We need to start thinking about both how we minimise the harms from the virus, and those of the economic and social effects of the shutdown. Testing and contact tracing is part of the armoury’ – Global Public Health Professor David McCoy

davech 03-04-2020 01:52 PM

The latest First 4 Lawyers ad, using The Thieving Magpie as background music. Did they really think that one through?

Joe85 03-04-2020 01:54 PM

So it's my turn to be at work today, and i see one of managers has taken the liberty of arranging a video meeting from his sofa.

At 16:30.


****.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 03-04-2020 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minch1 (Post 15165373)
Listening to smug, Over paid arrogant, responsibility free Journalists from the media, sitting in their cosy offices at home criticising, asking banal and irrelevant questions of experts and playing politics with Corona virus.


So pleased you posted this.
I can't stand those doom-monger feckers and have given up with the daily briefing.
Frankly, if I was Boris and friends I'd have lamped one of them by now. Setting all allegiance to one side, the PM/Cabinet member plus 2 others get up and say what they are doing to meet the immediate and long term problems during a crisis but all those pretentious media c*ckwombles are interested in is getting their mush and conspicuously arranged back drop on the TV - ideally while appearing incredulous as to how another human being hasn't solved this immediately.

Well I feel better now anyway.

LN1 03-04-2020 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15164879)
The use of the word bracing on the news. As in "Australians are bracing for an increase in Covid19" or Bracing for a "Steep rise in the price of petrol" I don't sit leaned forward with my head between my knees, unless I am in a plane which is about to crash.

Skegness is quite bracing? But to be fair there's quite a few people on a Summer's Saturday night in Skeggy with their head between their knees!

https://i.imgur.com/DRWuhsS.jpg

pallet 03-04-2020 05:49 PM

The fact that builders seem to not be included in the lockdown. Stay home save lives unless your a builder knocking up an extension for someone.

Wolfnipplechips 03-04-2020 05:56 PM

The fact that journalists are getting panned on here.

It’s a fundamental and important function of democracy ... unlike in China for example.

west country boy 03-04-2020 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 15165652)
Skegness is quite bracing? But to be fair there's quite a few people on a Summer's Saturday night in Skeggy with their head between their knees!

https://i.imgur.com/DRWuhsS.jpg

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/10...g?v=1472391353

Worksop Palace 03-04-2020 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15165880)
The fact that journalists are getting panned on here.

It’s a fundamental and important function of democracy ... unlike in China for example.

That all depends on the quality of the journalism

Quite frankly I hope The Sun, Star, Mirror, Mail and Guardian (just on the basis of some of the shit they’ve come up with in the last few weeks) go bust and never print another word again

Worksop Palace 03-04-2020 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 15165652)
Skegness is quite bracing? But to be fair there's quite a few people on a Summer's Saturday night in Skeggy with their head between their knees!

https://i.imgur.com/DRWuhsS.jpg

Bracing would be one word for it.

There are plenty of others that describe it far better

Wolfnipplechips 03-04-2020 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15165897)
That all depends on the quality of the journalism

Quite frankly I hope The Sun, Star, Mirror, Mail and Guardian (just on the basis of some of the shit they’ve come up with in the last few weeks) go bust and never print another word again

We need a balanced spectrum of reporters.

The idea that we can function without mass media is dangerous.

Edit... and because this is the things that annoy you thread I’m annoyed that you missed off the Express and the ******* Daily Telegraph. Wankers.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 03-04-2020 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15165880)
The fact that journalists are getting panned on here.

Itís a fundamental and important function of democracy ... unlike in China for example.


Big old show offs like Peston, not the trade itself.

Wolfnipplechips 03-04-2020 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 15165906)
Big old show offs like Peston, not the trade itself.

:p

west country boy 03-04-2020 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15165900)
Bracing would be one word for it.

There are plenty of others that describe it far better

See post #31990.

Worksop Palace 03-04-2020 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15165913)
See post #31990.

That pretty much sums it up

Reps AJ 03-04-2020 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15165903)
We need a balanced spectrum of reporters.

The idea that we can function without mass media is dangerous.

Edit... and because this is the things that annoy you thread Iím annoyed that you missed off the Express and the ******* Daily Telegraph. Wankers.

Who else would keep the memory of the People's Princess alive if the Express went? Is that what you want? It would be like she never shone her light in the world.

Worksop Palace 03-04-2020 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15166004)
Who else would keep the memory of the People's Princess alive if the Express went? Is that what you want? It would be like she never shone her light in the world.

Iíd muddle through ....just

Isle of Wight 03-04-2020 09:15 PM

That an iPhone canít multitask :(
I want to listen to YouTube live streams and do other stuff but no itís like the dark ages of one thing at a time.


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