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CP-RJW 27-10-2022 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 16716029)
There will be plenty of people about to do that labeling for you Bubbs. That's probably the saddest part of it. You cannot express a perfectly valid opinion or objection without the risk of being called out as something you clearly aren't.

Yeah, look at all these people doing that.

Oh, waitÖ

thefox 27-10-2022 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16716094)
Cheers Polak He knows what I mean:o

:D

Bipe 28-10-2022 06:49 AM

This will make me sound like a curmudgeonly old bastard, which I am. But I am getting heartily sick of all these people on social media who do one thing and do it well, but think we all want to see endless variations of it.

You have those Irish twins who dress like the Blues Brothers and do synchronised Irish jigs up and down steps and whatnot. Mildly impressive on the first viewing but I don't want to see another 20 attempts at the same thing. My timeline is now getting clogged up by the intensely annoying 'Marsh family' and their earnestly political sea-shanties. Rosie Holt with her fake Tory politician interviews. Even the Michael Spicer thing started to drag after a few goes, there's only so many ways he can spew out an exasperated insult to a dumbass politician.

I think with that sort of stuff just do it once, nail it and then walk away. You've done your bit for posterity

Panther 28-10-2022 10:48 AM

What’s a curmudgeonly old bastard doing looking at social media anyway?

Aquila_17 28-10-2022 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Panther (Post 16716821)
Whatís a curmudgeonly old bastard doing looking at social media anyway?

Looking for something to 'curmudgeonate' over?

Bipe 28-10-2022 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16716826)
Looking for something to 'curmudgeonate' over?

Precisely, us curmudgeons do love a good moan.

Having had that moan I am a total hypocrite as I still love mascots minute silence on Twitter even though it's basically the same thing every time.

Aquila_17 28-10-2022 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16716954)
Precisely, us curmudgeons do love a good moan.

Having had that moan I am a total hypocrite as I still love mascots minute silence on Twitter even though it's basically the same thing every time.

:D:p

... on a more serious note, silence is golden and I think you're spot on re repetition. The accepted but far from acceptable modus operandi online has fundamentally become gaslighting whatever audience posters might have and, even worse, that's pretty much the fundamental way in which AI has been put to use across many Apps and platforms. It's almost as if the online world has become a reflection of advertising manipulations, egocentricity and politics... oh, wait a minute...

Panther 28-10-2022 02:32 PM

[QUOTE=Bipe;16716954]Precisely, us curmudgeons do love a good moan.

QUOTE]
Probably why you and I support Palace!

meee 28-10-2022 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 16715491)
Probably outing myself as a proper pedantic and misogynistic dick here; but clicking onto the BBCís football fixture page to check out todayís games, and finding the womenís champions league and League Cup matches taking priority in the list to a League One game at Sheff W.

Iím all for highlighting the womenís game; think itís emergence is a fantastic thing; but all feels so force fed and actually unfair on menís lower league clubs. Notice it on radio sport bulletins and match reports now too where the womenís game takes hierarchy over menís games outside the Premier League.

Sheff W average 25,000 home gates, yet our sporting media are telling us that a league that averages attendance of 1,000 should take precedence in interest. Itís just weird, annoying and actually really disrespectful to menís football and their fans outside the Prem.

It is discrimination towards women too. The last paragraph is spot on, the league is being promoted above what it actually is. Just because it is positive discrimination doesn't make it any better. Women's football should be allowed to grow in its own right, if that leads to big attendances and TV audiences then it should get the media coverage that people would want to see. Loads of people watched when England won the Euros and it earned the prime slot on BBC 1 but the WSL doesn't have the same level of interest and has done nothing to earn the coverage it gets.

obasizzler 28-10-2022 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16715870)
The other day, right in among the, "Villa get new boss," or "Tottenham are doomed," headlines there was one that was something like, "New mum (can't remember name) scores in thriller."
Whatever next? "Seven month preggers Lil drops one in her goalmouth."

:lux:

palacemetros 28-10-2022 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16716131)
Ah, the Tommy Robinson approach.

You think?


Oh dear.

Hedgehog 28-10-2022 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16716681)
This will make me sound like a curmudgeonly old bastard, which I am. But I am getting heartily sick of all these people on social media who do one thing and do it well, but think we all want to see endless variations of it.

You have those Irish twins who dress like the Blues Brothers and do synchronised Irish jigs up and down steps and whatnot. Mildly impressive on the first viewing but I don't want to see another 20 attempts at the same thing. My timeline is now getting clogged up by the intensely annoying 'Marsh family' and their earnestly political sea-shanties. Rosie Holt with her fake Tory politician interviews. Even the Michael Spicer thing started to drag after a few goes, there's only so many ways he can spew out an exasperated insult to a dumbass politician.

I think with that sort of stuff just do it once, nail it and then walk away. You've done your bit for posterity

I guess I'm pretty lucky... I seem to have become "friends" with a Bromley photos group which I'm actually enjoying, and also one for photos of old London.

Not sure how it all came about, but I'm OK with them. I'll admit there are a few other appearing on my timeline I could do without (Everton fans one for example), but I find they go away of their own accord if you ignore them.

churley1988 29-10-2022 01:20 PM

A Palace related one which I bet Saints fans will sing today (and Wolves did the other week); when there’s an injury and everyone is wondering if the player is ok, the away fans start singing “Where’s your Famous Atmosphere?”

Why would it be a raucous atmosphere when there’s a break in play!?

Cyneagle 29-10-2022 09:37 PM

F kin halloween.

NRM the 2nd 29-10-2022 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 16718628)
F kin halloween.

Yes

firesign 29-10-2022 10:17 PM

anything for sale that isn't priced

Cyneagle 29-10-2022 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 16718655)
Yes

Hard to believe all the hype that's surrounds that sh*t.

CP-RJW 29-10-2022 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Cyneagle (Post 16718697)
Hard to believe all the hype that's surrounds that sh*t.

I get the kids, how could you not fall in love with a night of free chocolate?

The adults can get fvcked.

davech 30-10-2022 12:35 AM

Ricky Gervais. Exactly how unfunny is he these days? Cringeworthy.

GorBlimey 30-10-2022 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16718768)
Ricky Gervais. Exactly how unfunny is he these days? Cringeworthy.

I guess you're watching his film after MOTD.

I had to turn it off too.

Martin H 30-10-2022 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16718770)
I guess you're watching his film after MOTD.

I had to turn it off too.

Me too. Itís difficult not to recognise how good he is at this awkward, embarrassing to watch, character but surely the Horse is well and truly dead. Its been flogged again and again and it needs no further flogging now itís just sad and tiresome.

PeterH 30-10-2022 01:17 AM

What film? His first forays into hollywood were poor.

Hedgehog 30-10-2022 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16718768)
Ricky Gervais. Exactly how unfunny is he these days? Cringeworthy.

Ricky Gervais is one person I can honestly say has never even brought a smile to my face once.

At best he is cringeworthy, and at worst offensive.

Maz 30-10-2022 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16718810)
Ricky Gervais is one person I can honestly say has never even brought a smile to my face once.

At best he is cringeworthy, and at worst offensive.

If you never smiled at The Office then you are dead inside. JAT.

art malice 30-10-2022 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16718768)
Ricky Gervais. Exactly how unfunny is he these days? Cringeworthy.

His stand-upís very good IMO

Isle of Wight 30-10-2022 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16718969)
His stand-upís very good IMO

.

CP-RJW 30-10-2022 09:55 AM

Those XFM recordings/ the Ricky Gervais show with Karl Pilkington and Steven Merchant are gold, but he’s the least amusing member of the trio.

west country boy 30-10-2022 10:41 AM

As Bipe mentioned earlier, the Marsh family (who I only became aware of recently) are beyond awful. cf Otto English, Russ in Cheshire, Jim Felton, James O’Brian, Kevin Maguire &c. They give centrism a bad name.

PeterH 30-10-2022 12:25 PM

I like nearly all of what Gervais has put out.

Marmite.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-10-2022 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16718968)
If you never smiled at The Office then you are dead inside. JAT.

Or Afterlife.

west country boy 30-10-2022 12:38 PM

Derek was shit. Extras was OK. I didn’t mind After Life but it was rather self-indulgent. I could live without most of his standup apart from the most recent one which annoyed Owen Jones types. Him, Merchant and Pilkington were screeching smug bellends on the very few times I heard them on XFM especially when they took the piss out of that woman with the massive head.

NRM the 2nd 30-10-2022 02:04 PM

The fuss over NFL. Just watching some now..most slow stop start, boring, confusing, pointless sport I've ever watched. 5 mins of play so far. 45 of chatting. You have documentarys shown during the game as it stops constantly for so long

cranesparkeagle 30-10-2022 02:19 PM

the whatstit who took advantage of the fact that I chose to stop at a keep clear notice by a side turning and overtook me on the way home from the football yesterday. Does one space really matter so much

CP-RJW 30-10-2022 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 16719160)
The fuss over NFL. Just watching some now..most slow stop start, boring, confusing, pointless sport I've ever watched. 5 mins of play so far. 45 of chatting. You have documentarys shown during the game as it stops constantly for so long

You really have to go out of your way to learn the rules and nuances to enjoy it. Simplicity is why football, basketball and cricket are so widely played, and why American football will always be a niche sport globally.

west country boy 30-10-2022 02:52 PM

Cricket is simple?

CP-RJW 30-10-2022 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16719186)
Cricket is simple?

To play casually, I’d say so. Never been to India or Pakistan, but I get the impression that small children there pick it up pretty easily, without the overbearing, and arguably overfunded sports programs that get kids into Gridiron in the states.

cranesparkeagle 30-10-2022 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16719188)
To play casually, Iíd say so. Never been to India or Pakistan, but I get the impression that small children there pick it up pretty easily, without the overbearing, and arguably overfunded sports programs that get kids into Gridiron in the states.

Don't mistake simple principles which cricket has with itbeing easy to play. With all the natural ball skills in the world you still ned to learn some quite difficult techniques in order to bowl well and sore lots of runs You won't stay in Bat for long or last more than an over or two as bowler without. Try also catching a small hard ball without breaking your fingers

CP-RJW 30-10-2022 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by cranesparkeagle (Post 16719197)
Don't mistake simple principles which cricket has with itbeing easy to play. With all the natural ball skills in the world you still ned to learn some quite difficult techniques in order to bowl well and sore lots of runs You won't stay in Bat for long or last more than an over or two as bowler without. Try also catching a small hard ball without breaking your fingers

Never did in any of my posts.

west country boy 30-10-2022 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16719188)
To play casually, Iíd say so. Never been to India or Pakistan, but I get the impression that small children there pick it up pretty easily, without the overbearing, and arguably overfunded sports programs that get kids into Gridiron in the states.

Playing American football (or rounders/softball or football) at park level is an absolute piece of piss. Playing cricket properly however is a bastard. I am no fan of either gridiron or rugby, but the latter seems far more complex to me. Baseball can also f~ck off but that's a different matter.

CP-RJW 30-10-2022 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16719221)
Playing American football (or rounders/softball or football) at park level is an absolute piece of piss. Playing cricket properly however is a bastard. I am no fan of either gridiron or rugby, but the latter seems far more complex to me. Baseball can also f~ck off but that's a different matter.

I thought baseball essentially was rounders?

west country boy 30-10-2022 03:47 PM

It is but Aldershot gets cross when you present him with facts.

Hedgehog 30-10-2022 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16718968)
If you never smiled at The Office then you are dead inside. JAT.

In that format, yes I laughed out loud. I also enjoyed a few podcast of the Ricky Gervais show with Karl Pilkington.

Maybe I should have said I don't like him as as a stand alone comic or awards show host.

RazorsEdge 30-10-2022 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 16719160)
The fuss over NFL. Just watching some now..most slow stop start, boring, confusing, pointless sport I've ever watched. 5 mins of play so far. 45 of chatting. You have documentarys shown during the game as it stops constantly for so long

This is fighting talk.

I actually enjoyed the game and I do reckon Osi and Jason are two very good hosts.

It was also a good game with Broncos winning

Hedgehog 30-10-2022 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 16719160)
The fuss over NFL. Just watching some now..most slow stop start, boring, confusing, pointless sport I've ever watched. 5 mins of play so far. 45 of chatting. You have documentarys shown during the game as it stops constantly for so long

Have you ever been to a game?

If not, I would say it is worse than watching on TV... just imagine what is going on while the TV is away doing adverts and showing all the replays... the players are standing around and there is nothing happening.

Plus with all the players "pretending" they have the ball during an actual play makes it very hard to follow who actually does have the ball... especially if you are up in the nose bleed section. It all comes across as like watching young kids playing football (soccer) where they all swarm around the ball like bees around a honey pot.

But as a TV sport - I quite like it... well the forth quarter anyway.

RazorsEdge 30-10-2022 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16719301)
Have you ever been to a game?

If not, I would say it is worse than watching on TV... just imagine what is going on while the TV is away doing adverts and showing all the replays... the players are standing around and there is nothing happening.

Plus with all the players "pretending" they have the ball during an actual play makes it very hard to follow who actually does have the ball... especially if you are up in the nose bleed section. It all comes across as like watching young kids playing football (soccer) where they all swarm around the ball like bees around a honey pot.

But as a TV sport - I quite like it... well the forth quarter anyway.

I actually like the collage football more than NFL.

Watcing live I found it more technical and stuff that you miss on tv. Anyway I digress

Hedgehog 30-10-2022 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16719304)
I actually like the collage football more than NFL.

Watcing live I found it more technical and stuff that you miss on tv. Anyway I digress

Agree with the collage bit. I'm much more inclined to watch a college game.

It hard not to get sucked into the whole collage rivalry thing.

And yes, I guess the whole "technical stuff" is probably what I referred to as not have a clue where the ball is. All the "fakes" going on during a play etc..

(Looks like I've gone all "Trolley"!)

Olympian2 30-10-2022 05:43 PM

Driving away from Selhurst after the game & leaving my glasses on top of the car….

Martin H 30-10-2022 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719319)
Driving away from Selhurst after the game & leaving my glasses on top of the carÖ.

Pint glasses?

Maidstoned Eagle 30-10-2022 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719319)
Driving away from Selhurst after the game & leaving my glasses on top of the carÖ.

1, why were they on top of your car
2, how comes you never noticed you didnt have your glasses on?
3, how many people did you run over before you noticed?

Reps AJ 30-10-2022 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 16719160)
The fuss over NFL. Just watching some now..most slow stop start, boring, confusing, pointless sport I've ever watched. 5 mins of play so far. 45 of chatting. You have documentarys shown during the game as it stops constantly for so long

I was going to say it's the worst sport ever invented, but if they got rid of all the fannying about and stoppages and just played it then it would probably ok.

But they haven't so it's shit.

LN1 30-10-2022 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719319)
Driving away from Selhurst after the game & leaving my glasses on top of the carÖ.

Would have been quite a spectacle, was it a Ford focus?

Hedgehog 30-10-2022 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719319)
Driving away from Selhurst after the game & leaving my glasses on top of the carÖ.

Were they still there when you got home?

Reps AJ 30-10-2022 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16719369)
Were they still there when you got home?

He looked but couldn't see them

RazorsEdge 30-10-2022 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16719369)
Were they still there when you got home?

:supergrin:

Olympian2 30-10-2022 07:19 PM

**** me, you're all on form tonight :p

I put them & my phone on top of the car when I changed my shoes to drive home, despite telling myself hundreds of times never to put them on top of the car because it's a stupid ******* thing to do. I picked up my phone but forgot my glasses. I don't need to wear them to drive so I only realised when I was about an hour from the stadium.

RazorsEdge 30-10-2022 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719385)
**** me, you're all on form tonight :p

I put them & my phone on top of the car when I changed my shoes to drive home, despite telling myself hundreds of times never to put them on top of the car because it's a stupid ******* thing to do. I picked up my phone but forgot my glasses. I don't need to wear them to drive so I only realised when I was about an hour from the stadium.

I get where you coming from I put my phone on the top of the car too and my wife keeps telling me I would loose it one day, and i am sure one day I will.

Stellavista 30-10-2022 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16719386)
I get where you coming from I put my phone on the top of the car too and my wife keeps telling me I would loose it one day, and i am sure one day I will.

I've lost count of the number of cups of coffee I've left on the car roof, only to see them sail away in the mirror, or cover the side windows in latte.
Didn't do the bone China any good at all.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 30-10-2022 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16719223)
I thought baseball essentially was rounders?

Silly boys rounders , according to Del boy. :supergrin:

Martin H 30-10-2022 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16719386)
I get where you coming from I put my phone on the top of the car too and my wife keeps telling me I would loose it one day, and i am sure one day I will.

Guy I used to work with told me as we got in his car that he had left his phone on his car roof 4 times and each time it had smashed as he drove off. Chatted and laughed about it and as we pulled off to leave the car park, his mobile slid off the roof, down the rear windscreen and the car behind us ran over it. Numpty.

Each time he claimed on his insurance. Would love to have read his claim forms because there is no way he told them what had really happened.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-10-2022 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16719335)
I was going to say it's the worst sport ever invented, but if they got rid of all the fannying about and stoppages and just played it then it would probably ok.

But they haven't so it's shit.

No, that's cricket.

Maidstoned Eagle 31-10-2022 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16719385)
**** me, you're all on form tonight :p

I put them & my phone on top of the car when I changed my shoes to drive home, despite telling myself hundreds of times never to put them on top of the car because it's a stupid ******* thing to do. I picked up my phone but forgot my glasses. I don't need to wear them to drive so I only realised when I was about an hour from the stadium.

Why do you need to change shoes to drive, do you wear stilettos to the football?

Maz 31-10-2022 06:29 AM

That’s just Eddie I think.

Olympian2 31-10-2022 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16719554)
Why do you need to change shoes to drive, do you wear stilettos to the football?

No, I wear them to drive.

Wolfnipplechips 01-11-2022 02:48 PM

Geezer presenting the news wearing his tie back to front.

With a tie pin.

Is this a thing?

mte103 01-11-2022 03:23 PM

People of any age who when walking up the train carriage have to use both hands on the handholds to "walk" up the carriage like they are doing monkey bars, hitting people on the head as they go.

It's literally on rails, you are not going to get thrown out of the window.

Mr Statto 01-11-2022 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by mte103 (Post 16720603)
People of any age who when walking up the train carriage have to use both hands on the handholds to "walk" up the carriage like they are doing monkey bars, hitting people on the head as they go.

It's literally on rails, you are not going to get thrown out of the window.

You want to try doing it on the stretch between Christ's Hospital & Billingshurst - rock & roll doesn't begin to describe it! I recently bashed my shoulder when passing between carriages

WLYWLYAWYPWF 02-11-2022 07:14 AM

When you take your Costa coffee away from the machine and it then decides to vend the actual coffee bit while you're putting the lid on your cup.

Ant.Palace 02-11-2022 09:04 AM

The latest fad of deformed dog, whatever breed it's supposed to be, with the ridiculously short legs.

No, the dog doesn't annoy me so much as the cruel breeders and 'animal lovers' who own them

N Herts Eagle 02-11-2022 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Ant.Palace (Post 16721013)
The latest fad of deformed dog, whatever breed it's supposed to be, with the ridiculously short legs.

No, the dog doesn't annoy me so much as the cruel breeders and 'animal lovers' who own them

I am with you regarding some dog breeders.. Having rescued a Cocker Spaniel who was used purely for breeding for 6 years. She arrived in pain petrified of her own shadow and with no idea how to be a dog. 5 months in and a lower bank account she us slowly becoming a dog.
From her accepting treats to walking on a lead to finally laying on her back to let you tickle her stomach. Each step takes time each success means so much.
She still has one op on her ear to go and thats booked. Finally totally out of pain and off tablets hopefully afterwards.
Unfortunately she will though be deaf so right now working on hand signals and words when trainimg.
I know by investigation that the breeders earnt a fortunes close to 100,000 selling her puppies. Yet could not be bothered to give her simple medical care. What infuriates me that nothing can be done that some vets work hand in hand with them and the Kennel Club least said the better.

eagleheath 02-11-2022 10:00 AM

Trying to find the end of a bloody sellotape roll !

Oldtown Eagle 02-11-2022 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by eagleheath (Post 16721057)
Trying to find the end of a bloody sellotape roll !

Or clingfilm

davech 02-11-2022 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 16721185)
Or clingfilm

Don't bother. When you finally find it, it won't cling to anything else ever again. Except your fingers. :moo:

TopKnot 02-11-2022 03:45 PM

or when the roll of tin foil gets a vertical tear in it and can't unravel properly. Whole thing just needs to go in the bin in that case.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 02-11-2022 04:36 PM

I get mildly annoyed by the skins of onions and garlic when I am peeling them. They are sort of... fluffy and wispy and get everywhere :) But I do like cooking, and drinking at the same time ;)

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 02-11-2022 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 16721267)
or when the roll of tin foil gets a vertical tear in it and can't unravel properly. Whole thing just needs to go in the bin in that case.

Yeah usually found with cheap 'Wrapping Foil' rather than the more expensive thick baking / 'chase the dragon' variety.

Hedgehog 03-11-2022 03:24 AM

There's a woman on our local neighborhood bulletin Board/Web site complaining that someone scared one of her kids on Halloween with their display in their front yard... something about a granny in a rocking chair and a fake dog jumping out of a dog house.

I have mixed feelings about this... Is this not what Halloween was meant to be? But also are the mother of the scared kid being somewhat of a Karen?

Bottom line is I find it annoying that they had to complain about what happen on a social media.

P.S. The woman was asking if anyone had a video of the display for what reason is not clear.

adrenalin john 03-11-2022 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 16720581)
Geezer presenting the news wearing his tie back to front.

With a tie pin.

Is this a thing?

No, this is a pronoun

GorBlimey 03-11-2022 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16721549)
No, this is a pronoun


A determiner and an adverb too but lol. :D

big bad John 03-11-2022 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16721548)

P.S. The woman was asking if anyone had a video of the display for what reason is not clear.

At a rough guess I'd say the answer would be a short name for Susan.

Hedgehog 03-11-2022 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16721551)
At a rough guess I'd say the answer would be a short name for Susan.

Or Americas Funnest Home Videos!

Stavros 69 03-11-2022 09:47 AM

Christmas adverts back on the 1st Nov.

Isle of Wight 03-11-2022 09:49 AM

If I see a Christmas advert before Dec I will go out of my way to avoid that company if possible. Same with the decorate the shop window *****

CT_Palace 03-11-2022 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16721672)
If I see a Christmas advert before Dec I will go out of my way to avoid that company if possible. Same with the decorate the shop window *****

Walked into the local DIY "Homebase" equivalent last weekend, so still October (just), to buy a bulb for my extractor fan only to be confronted with Christmas and everything it entails bar roast effin turkey.
Immediate about face. There's another DIY store nearby.

Snikt5 03-11-2022 10:52 AM

Controversially, people that moan about seeing Christmas stuff in November irritate me. We get it, you think it is too early. Some of us love the build-up and although I don't put my decorations up until December, I like seeing things to buy in preparation.

Events like the World Cup get advertised months in advance and no one batters an eyelid. Haven't you heard? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year so I'm all for seeing bits in November.

BERT'S HEAD 03-11-2022 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Snikt5 (Post 16721724)
Controversially, people that moan about seeing Christmas stuff in November irritate me. We get it, you think it is too early. Some of us love the build-up and although I don't put my decorations up until December, I like seeing things to buy in preparation.

Events like the World Cup get advertised months in advance and no one batters an eyelid. Haven't you heard? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year so I'm all for seeing bits in November.

You're right - no one batters an eyelid.

art malice 03-11-2022 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 16721727)
You're right - no one batters an eyelid.

Have you seen what goes in sausages?

Snikt5 03-11-2022 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 16721727)
You're right - no one batters an eyelid.

That felt wrong as I typed it. That is one of those things I've said all my life and got it wrong :)

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2022 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Snikt5 (Post 16721724)
Controversially, people that moan about seeing Christmas stuff in November irritate me. We get it, you think it is too early. Some of us love the build-up and although I don't put my decorations up until December, I like seeing things to buy in preparation.

Events like the World Cup get advertised months in advance and no one batters an eyelid. Haven't you heard? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year so I'm all for seeing bits in November.

Weirdo.

davech 03-11-2022 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16721672)
If I see a Christmas advert before Dec I will go out of my way to avoid that company if possible. Same with the decorate the shop window *****

In a strange way, I miss standing outside Allders in Croydon about 45 years ago, waiting for a bus home when traffic ran along North End, going mad listening to the Christmas display on its never-ending loop.

stevek 03-11-2022 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16721781)
In a strange way, I miss standing outside Allders in Croydon about 45 years ago, waiting for a bus home when traffic ran along North End, going mad listening to the Christmas display on its never-ending loop.

Nothing strange about missing that.

PeterH 03-11-2022 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16721712)
Walked into the local DIY "Homebase" equivalent last weekend, so still October (just), to buy a bulb for my extractor fan only to be confronted with Christmas and everything it entails bar roast effin turkey.
Immediate about face. There's another DIY store nearby.

#me, too.

And they can keep it all at the silly prices they were charging. In mid December we might get a few new baubles - that's it. (I am guessing I still don't know my missus after 20 years)

PeterH 03-11-2022 12:48 PM

TBF start of November is fair enough for Christmas or for you Brits after bonfire night. We don't have Thanksgiving.

Christmas stuff in August is beyond the pale, though.

Vendy 03-11-2022 12:59 PM

Put a reminder in my calendar for next week to cancel my Dropbox renewal @ $200.

So bought a 3TB hard drive, realised most of my folders were marked online only since the new PC. I am a bit of a data hoarder. So I went through and deleted a load of stuff.

As in permanently as it was going to be weeks to download it all so cut out a load of old business stuff—finally got 1tb of data on my own drive.

Go through all the pages to cancel my sub to be told "we won't delete your data you just won't be able to add any more which will disable syncing WTF. Hand I only Googled it!!

Still cannot get my head around free storage of 2 TB - yet they charge a scaled fee for storage levels but it appears all you are paying for once everything is uploaded is syncing.

Jim Cannon 03-11-2022 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16721548)
I have mixed feelings about this... Is this not what Halloween was meant to be? But also are the mother of the scared kid being somewhat of a Karen?

eh? Is this than is American thing

Stellavista 03-11-2022 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Snikt5 (Post 16721724)
Controversially, people that moan about seeing Christmas stuff in November irritate me. We get it, you think it is too early. Some of us love the build-up and although I don't put my decorations up until December, I like seeing things to buy in preparation.

Events like the World Cup get advertised months in advance and no one batters an eyelid. Haven't you heard? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year so I'm all for seeing bits in November.

F*ck Christmas, you absolute weapon ;)

TopKnot 03-11-2022 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Snikt5 (Post 16721724)
Controversially, people that moan about seeing Christmas stuff in November irritate me. We get it, you think it is too early. Some of us love the build-up and although I don't put my decorations up until December, I like seeing things to buy in preparation.

Events like the World Cup get advertised months in advance and no one batters an eyelid. Haven't you heard? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year so I'm all for seeing bits in November.

these days, the early Xmas stuff just acts as a reminder to me that my bank balance is about to take another hammering :(

Isle of Wight 03-11-2022 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16721781)
In a strange way, I miss standing outside Allders in Croydon about 45 years ago, waiting for a bus home when traffic ran along North End, going mad listening to the Christmas display on its never-ending loop.

Alders, Grants, Whitgift centre and it’s Travelator. Staring in the window of Orange hand dreaming of owning a three button pair of school trousers. The swap shop with air pistols and catapults and all sorts of weird goodies and hours and hours in Beanos

Happy days

Hedgehog 03-11-2022 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 16721813)
eh? Is this than is American thing

What, being a "Karen"?

I suppose it was originally an American thing, but I've seen the term used numerous times on this site so assumed (I must stop doing that) that it has found its way to the UK.

This link might explain it: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53588201

Sydenham Eagle 03-11-2022 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16721793)
#me, too.

And they can keep it all at the silly prices they were charging. In mid December we might get a few new baubles - that's it. (I am guessing I still don't know my missus after 20 years)

Maybe there's an element of shops struggling and trying to make the most of it as well as people who potentially want to spread out when they can afford to spend? Sadly we are in times when many families won't be able to give their kids the kind of Christmas that they'd like to.

Oldtown Eagle 03-11-2022 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16721929)
Alders, Grants, Whitgift centre and itís Travelator. Staring in the window of Orange hand dreaming of owning a three button pair of school trousers. The swap shop with air pistols and catapults and all sorts of weird goodies and hours and hours in Beanos

Happy days

What about a donkey ride at the back of Kenards.


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