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ChiswickEagle 03-10-2021 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16034979)
Season ticket holder?

Block U, 6th row or so, seat about 85 or so. In his 50s.

Disgusting behaviour.

beef 03-10-2021 07:04 PM

Rishi Sunak worrying that his kids might not have a proper Christmas. The guy is a billionaire. Are we supposed to buy this shit?

PeterH 04-10-2021 02:52 AM

I actually left that Faceache group.

Been on it a good while, but I concluded it was for a certain type of privileged Ex Pat. It seemed happy to allow views that we would consider instantly bannable, despite internal 'rules' to the contrary.

Basically, if you watched your language you could write whatever filth you wished. If you used a sweary word you were banned for bullying.

I made my points over a week or so, and no action. While many roup memebers didn't share their views I felt they share some empathy with the idea of the right 'kind' of immigrant - including those Chileans or South Americans here that have been lucky enough to snare themselves a gringo and have moved instantly through the social classes or come from the classes that support Pinochet.

It depresses me that the worst kind of MAGAS and karens live here and they have a platform to express their world view from here. And it annoys me the numbers that brag that they have made their money from Chile and it is now a busted flush and they are moving on to the next country worth raping.

The final straw was some anti vaxxer that was bragging how he has never got vaccinated and he is laughing as he walks around without a mask on.

I can't be wasting my time with these types.

art malice 04-10-2021 12:38 PM

John 'sex pest' Barrowman: "I've always believed that the reason I was put on this planet was to bring joy to people, make them laugh. How I do that has evolved over the years."

Richard 04-10-2021 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16035783)
John 'sex pest' Barrowman: "I've always believed that the reason I was put on this planet was to bring joy to people, make them laugh. How I do that has evolved over the years."

Had the same reaction when I read that. Almost David Brent-like, if it wasn't so sleazy.

pallet 04-10-2021 01:08 PM

John Barrowman

Johnnieboy 04-10-2021 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16035783)
John 'sex pest' Barrowman: "I've always believed that the reason I was put on this planet was to bring joy to people, make them laugh. How I do that has evolved over the years."

"What a bell end" said some of his former colleagues

PeterH 04-10-2021 09:43 PM

Exposing the duplicity in the industry.

Hedgehog 05-10-2021 01:03 AM

When filling out an online form to get access to your account by creating a username, password, PIN etc., and it doesn't like something you entered so clears the whole form making you start all over again.

Went through these 3 times just now... wankers.

CT_Palace 05-10-2021 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16036724)
When filling out an online form to get access to your account by creating a username, password, PIN etc., and it doesn't like something you entered so clears the whole form making you start all over again.

Went through these 3 times just now... wankers.

That is hugely annoying.


Also ESPN no longer transmitting dual language commentary. The two Mexicans commentating on MNF are awful .

PeterH 05-10-2021 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by beef (Post 16035106)
Rishi Sunak worrying that his kids might not have a proper Christmas. The guy is a billionaire. Are we supposed to buy this shit?

Do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

Pidster 05-10-2021 07:29 AM

Phillip “Pippy” Schofield . He got Holly Willoughby to do his toe-curling “apology” to his “fans” and his family after being caught having an extra marital affair. Why can’t he let her do the equally embarrassing WeBuyAnyCar adverts?

Fatboy 05-10-2021 07:42 AM

My phone is now more important than my spleen as every application at work uses multifactor authenication via at least three different verification apps on my phone.

Whats the point of a password now?

beef 05-10-2021 07:58 AM

Tory culture wars. Criticising people who ‘woke’ from home while overseeing a fuel crisis of their own creation

Isle of Wight 06-10-2021 12:57 AM

Reading this in a Job spec

"To be successful in this role you marry the discipline of a planner with the instincts of a shark – you never stop moving and are ready when you smell opportunity. "

That's a no from me.

LN1 06-10-2021 01:36 AM

I changed my car and the insurance premium is less for the new one so they send me a cheque to cover the refund as it its all paid up for the year. One month later the yearly renewal comes in at £100 more! I cancel save £125 going elsewhere and the previous insurers send me an email saying they're sorry to see me go and please let us know the reason for leaving?

Maz 06-10-2021 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16036738)
Do Hindus celebrate Christmas?

Eh?

Pidster 06-10-2021 07:30 AM

Being bombarded with emails on Saturday being told I have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 and must self-isolate. On further reading, I fall into a class that does not need to self-isolate, but I must register and send for a test. I received mail stating that Royal Mail will deliver on Sunday. They didn’t. I receive mails asking why I haven’t done the test. I then receive a mail stating that Royal Mail would be delivering the test Monday. They didn’t. Received a mail informing between 09:41 and 13:41 yesterday , Royal Mail will be delivering my test. They didn’t.

I could riddled with it and be a one man super spreader.

Sharkba1t 06-10-2021 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16037806)
Reading this in a Job spec

"To be successful in this role you marry the discipline of a planner with the instincts of a shark – you never stop moving and are ready when you smell opportunity. "

That's a no from me.

Got to be in Recruitment ? The biggest bullshitters in the world…

beef 06-10-2021 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 16037892)
Got to be in Recruitment ? The biggest bullshitters in the world…

Hi, hope you’re well!

I have an amazing opportunity for you. You’ll be wearing many hats in an intensely competitive environment. We work hard and play hard!

Unfortunately we can’t tell you the salary

Johnnieboy 06-10-2021 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 16037892)
Got to be in Recruitment ? The biggest bullshitters in the world…

Cliché Creation Operative is a highly competitive field

Mr Mojo Risin 06-10-2021 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16037806)
Reading this in a Job spec

"To be successful in this role you marry the discipline of a planner with the instincts of a shark – you never stop moving and are ready when you smell opportunity. "

That's a no from me.

Apply and turn up to the interview in a shark costume.

Isle of Wight 06-10-2021 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16037974)
Apply and turn up to the interview in a shark costume.

:supergrin::supergrin::lux::lux:

Isle of Wight 06-10-2021 11:15 AM

Palace TV

I signed up for a week to try and see our cup game. Then found out I had been signed up for a subscription service. Tried to cancel. Failed. Emailed. No response. In the end I had to go to my credit card company to sort it out and block them.

west country boy 06-10-2021 11:23 AM

Winning a competition only to find out that the prizes are tickets for Arsenal vs Brentford.

Brett 06-10-2021 11:29 AM

Corporate IT. Biggest morons walking the Earth.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-10-2021 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16038034)
Winning a competition only to find out that the prizes are tickets for Arsenal vs Brentford.

You could have a nice sleep

Johnnieboy 06-10-2021 12:50 PM

Animated movies which say they are "starring" Hollywood actors. And even worse, when the animated characters sort of are the voiceover actors.

The magic of animation (cartoons!) is in bringing impossible characters to life. If I wanted to watch a movie about a character that looked, sounded and behaved a bit like Seth Whatshisname always looks, sounds and behaves, I would watch a Seth Whatshisname movie. I don't need to see a made up lion in an underwater spaceship mimicking Seth Whatshisname*


(* names and places have been changed to protect the innocent)

west country boy 06-10-2021 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16038509)
You could have a nice sleep

And you could admit you don't know the difference between Dr. Lonnie Smith and Lonnie Liston Smith.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-10-2021 12:54 PM

Ones a doctor and one isnt.

west country boy 06-10-2021 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16038671)
One's a doctor and one isn't.

Wrong.

PeterH 06-10-2021 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16037855)
Eh?

He is a hindu. He made a comment about his kids enjoying Christmas.

PeterH 06-10-2021 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16037974)
Apply and turn up to the interview in a shark costume.

Bullshit bingo artists are intensely serious people. Or people that take themselves intensely seriously.

For me, almost the worst kind of regular people that exist.

They will neither see the funny side of such a thing nor appreciate any perceived dig at the bullshit bingo. I would go as far as saying they would be absolutey non-plussed as to why someone would not take the wording of the job advertisment seriously.

They inhabit a very different mindset to most people. You wouldn't find them on the BBS discussing it. You would find them on Linked In, instead.

Reps AJ 06-10-2021 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16038689)
He is a hindu. He made a comment about his kids enjoying Christmas.

How long have you been out of the country? Several centuries?

Dave McGregor 06-10-2021 02:53 PM

Jimmy Carr. Can't stand him; a nasty piece of work (in my opinion of course).

Maz 06-10-2021 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16038721)
How long have you been out of the country? Several centuries?

Is the only possible answer.


I have known Muslims enjoy Christmas, Hindus and Jews, just as I have enjoyed Diwali.

Hedgehog 06-10-2021 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16037974)
Apply and turn up to the interview in a shark costume.

Hippo costume surely...

adrenalin john 06-10-2021 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16038646)
And you could admit you don't know the difference between Dr. Lonnie Smith and Lonnie Liston Smith.

You can't gargle Dr. Lonnie Smith?

PeterH 06-10-2021 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16038721)
How long have you been out of the country? Several centuries?

Maybe, but isn't this just celebrating the commercialisation of Christmas and all that goes with it.

He is welcome to do that. I am not likely to make a comment about my kids looking forward to fasting at Ramadamadingdong.

PeterH 06-10-2021 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16038978)
Is the only possible answer.


I have known Muslims enjoy Christmas, Hindus and Jews, just as I have enjoyed Diwali.

Only thing you enjoy is a cheeseboard and chianti of an evening after a hard day of making little digs on the BBS.

Last time you went out for a proper evening after dark, I was still in the UK.

Brett 07-10-2021 08:18 AM

Hotels that make you wait until your breakfast is ready before allowing you a cuppa in the morning. Not great when the food takes 40 minutes to arrive. I’m gasping!

the digger 07-10-2021 01:23 PM

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

I hope the new guy is better.

Reps AJ 07-10-2021 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16040167)
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

I hope the new guy is better.

Better Taller

art malice 07-10-2021 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 16039867)
Hotels that make you wait until your breakfast is ready before allowing you a cuppa in the morning. Not great when the food takes 40 minutes to arrive. I’m gasping!

Equally worse is getting it way before the food, finishing it, then not being offered a refill

PeterH 07-10-2021 01:49 PM

That all this charade about underage sex, sex trafficking etc. involving Andrew is just a question of how much 'compensation' the victim is going to squeeze out of him for the problem to magically disappear.

A justice system shouldn't just be about that. Considering Epstein went to and died in jail, there should be grounds for public investigation in the USA. It stinks that private settlements can be reached involving rich and famous figures.

Maybe, she deserves the cash. But that is not the point. Other nonces, sex traffikers and the like would be getting serious jail time.

How much will the overall settlement add up to including all lawyer's fees over the time that this has been drawn out. And who ends up paying for that...

davech 07-10-2021 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16040191)
That all this charade about underage sex, sex trafficking etc. involving Andrew is just a question of how much 'compensation' the victim is going to squeeze out of him for the problem to magically disappear.

A justice system shouldn't just be about that. Considering Epstein went to and died in jail, there should be grounds for public investigation in the USA. It stinks that private settlements can be reached involving rich and famous figures.

Maybe, she deserves the cash. But that is not the point. Other nonces, sex traffikers and the like would be getting serious jail time.

How much will the overall settlement add up to including all lawyer's fees over the time that this has been drawn out. And who ends up paying for that...

Mummy? (Or should I say Mater?)

PeterH 07-10-2021 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16040227)
Mummy? (Or should I say Mater?)

I might even extend that to the UK tax payer, who knows how the money gets moved about.

Ultimately, I just don't think money should be the driving force of justice for the victims. Yes, victims compensation, I get that. And there shoud be all kinds of questions raised about what adequately compensates a victim of assault, Hillsborough families, or even Afghan families caught up in military actions.

What is the compensation rate awarded to the victims of Saville, Harris, Glitter, and Hall compared to what is settled pre-trial in, albeit USA, Michael Jackson or this case.

I understand that these are civil cases, but there should be sufficient grounds for public investigation, and the sums involved AND the 'legal' non-disclosure agreements signed amount to a huge pervesion of justice for me. Especially, if those documents can by used by defence lawyers at a later date in a public trial.

That pervesion of justice is as much the fault of the accused and the 'victim', and is even more disgusting when it is families taking the money in lieu of the loss or abuse of a 'loved one'.

The crimes may well have been committed, but it seems to me that the real hurt, distress and pain can be directly assuaged by the amount of $ that can be negotiated.

In any system - that can't be morally correct.

bourne man 07-10-2021 03:32 PM

Obviously been said before but international football weekends, hate going two weeks without watching Palace

Sharkba1t 07-10-2021 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bourne man (Post 16040375)
Obviously been said before but international football weekends, hate going two weeks without watching Palace

The International breaks were a blessed relief last year :supergrin:

Brett 07-10-2021 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16040176)
Equally worse is getting it way before the food, finishing it, then not being offered a refill

Was a terrible first world problem, but I'd also be annoyed about that. Considering they normally charge about 15 notes for brekkie the least they can do is provide a timely cuppa with a few refills.

Though in this hotel in transpired the bog didn't flush either, so I was literally pissing in the wind expecting anything better.

PeterH 07-10-2021 06:15 PM

I don't mind the international breaks if they are for 'proper' games.

Some of the friendlies and subsequent travel during the pandemic were ridiculous.

Players were released for those who have not been/will not be released for much more important games since.

Isle of Wight 07-10-2021 09:18 PM

That Amazon have made a remake of the brilliant Utopia. What’s the point how can you improve on something as superb as that ? Maybe it don’t have the right accents or was too subtle for the American audience . Wankers

the digger 07-10-2021 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16040175)
Better Taller

6'2" apparently. Better but not Reacher.

west country boy 07-10-2021 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16041329)
That Amazon have made a remake of the brilliant Utopia. What’s the point how can you improve on something as superb as that ? Maybe it don’t have the right accents or was too subtle for the American audience . Wankers

The American version got cancelled about a year ago. Anyway, the original had some bird out of Pebbly Quim so can't have been that good.

PeterH 07-10-2021 09:59 PM

wtf is Pebbly Quim lol

west country boy 07-10-2021 10:00 PM

Welsh soap, if you can imagine such a thing.

PeterH 07-10-2021 10:10 PM

Hinterland.

Careful, there is one particular poster whose hackles might rise.

Reps AJ 07-10-2021 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16041368)
6'2" apparently. Better but not Reacher.

Think he's supposed to be 6'4"? So at least it's a lot closer than notorious short arse Cruise.

For most characters it shouldn't matter but Lee Child makes such a thing about Reacher's size in the books, I was absolutely gobsmacked that someone thought Tom Cruise could do it

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 07-10-2021 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16041426)
Think he's supposed to be 6'4"? So at least it's a lot closer than notorious short arse Cruise.

For most characters it shouldn't matter but Lee Child makes such a thing about Reacher's size in the books, I was absolutely gobsmacked that someone thought Tom Cruise could do it

Cruise was probably the best avenue for film financing, which is the primary reason for miscasting in cinema. You take who gets the film made and distributed.

Hedgehog 07-10-2021 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16041426)
Think he's supposed to be 6'4"? So at least it's a lot closer than notorious short arse Cruise.

For most characters it shouldn't matter but Lee Child makes such a thing about Reacher's size in the books, I was absolutely gobsmacked that someone thought Tom Cruise could do it

I think I heard that Tom Cruise had something to do with the production and as such picked himself to play the part of Reacher... like you, when after reading many of the books I heard Cruise played the part I was shocked.

We all have a mental picture of what the guy looks like and TC was not what I had in mind by a mile regardless of height discrepancy.

Panther 07-10-2021 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16041393)
Welsh soap, if you can imagine such a thing.

Soap you wash with or watch on TV?

PeterH 07-10-2021 10:46 PM

Hold me back.....:moo2:

the digger 07-10-2021 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16041426)
Think he's supposed to be 6'4"? So at least it's a lot closer than notorious short arse Cruise.

For most characters it shouldn't matter but Lee Child makes such a thing about Reacher's size in the books, I was absolutely gobsmacked that someone thought Tom Cruise could do it

6’5” and a mountain of a man.

Also, older and a bit war-torn. Not eye-candy as Cruise always casts himself. People notice Reacher’s size not his looks. It’s important.

Hedgehog 08-10-2021 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16041463)
6’5” and a mountain of a man.

Also, older and a bit war-torn. Not eye-candy as Cruise always casts himself. People notice Reacher’s size not his looks. It’s important.

Doing my best Maidstoned Eagle impression...

You do realize Reacher is not a real person don't you?

PeterH 08-10-2021 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16041506)
Doing my best Maidstoned Eagle impression...

You do realize Reacher is not a real person don't you?

Which would work, if Maidstoned wasn't also very negative of Cruise playing the role.

I think...

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16041515)
Which would work, if Maidstoned wasn't also very negative of Cruise playing the role.

I think...

I was.

You do?

Pidster 08-10-2021 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16041393)
Welsh soap, if you can imagine such a thing.

Wright’s coal tar?

Prince Phillip 08-10-2021 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16041393)
Welsh soap, if you can imagine such a thing.

Pwbl y cum?
(That's a guess at the spelling without any search engine assistance)

chatham_eagle 08-10-2021 09:47 AM

Pobol y cwm, good effort and LOL at pebbly quim.

pallet 08-10-2021 10:31 AM

the amount of stupid money in football now.

art malice 08-10-2021 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brett (Post 16041112)
Was a terrible first world problem, but I'd also be annoyed about that. Considering they normally charge about 15 notes for brekkie the least they can do is provide a timely cuppa with a few refills.

Though in this hotel in transpired the bog didn't flush either, so I was literally pissing in the wind expecting anything better.

Surely they realise most guests are hungover, and have just eaten salty bacon and sausage. They deserve a fvcking refill! Where's the humanity?

davech 08-10-2021 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16041426)
Think he's supposed to be 6'4"? So at least it's a lot closer than notorious short arse Cruise.

For most characters it shouldn't matter but Lee Child makes such a thing about Reacher's size in the books, I was absolutely gobsmacked that someone thought Tom Cruise could do it

Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

Reps AJ 08-10-2021 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16041961)
Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

Although, to be fair, I'm not sure many people would know that :)

But read a Jack Reacher book and his physical appearance comes up a lot. Just checked the most recent one I read... you had to wait until page 9 until he's described as 6'5" and 250lbs (just shy of 18 stone)

art malice 08-10-2021 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16041961)
Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

And Loni Anderson played Jayne Mansfield. Her chest was about a foot narrower.

CK 08-10-2021 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16041515)
Which would work, if Maidstoned wasn't also very negative of Cruise playing the role.

I think...

Reacher's size is a very significant factor in most of the story lines. Plus I can't stand Cruise.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16041961)
Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

That was probably the least worrisome of the inaccuracies in that pile of shite.

stevek 08-10-2021 11:59 AM

Whoever knew that things change between books and the screen? I've recently started reading the Inspector Morse books - in those, he drives a Lancia, not the vintage jag that was so iconic in the TV series.

the digger 08-10-2021 12:07 PM

And, I'm lead to believe, the literary Jamez Bond would never have a shaken Martini. But "stirred, not shaken" doesn't sound as thrilling.

I guess it depends whether the detail is significant. In the case of Reacher, I think.it is. My bartending friends feel the same about Bond.

Maz 08-10-2021 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16042020)
Whoever knew that things change between books and the screen? I've recently started reading the Inspector Morse books - in those, he drives a Lancia, not the vintage jag that was so iconic in the TV series.

Learn more here...




What is quite fun is a comment attributed to Colin Dexter that, in his view, Morse “would not have been seen dead in a Jag

stevek 08-10-2021 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16042027)
Learn more here...




What is quite fun is a comment attributed to Colin Dexter that, in his view, Morse “would not have been seen dead in a Jag

Thanks for that. Interesting that he switches to a Jag in the books after the TV series - I've not got that far through reading them yet.

stevek 08-10-2021 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16042025)
And, I'm lead to believe, the literary Jamez Bond would never have a shaken Martini. But "stirred, not shaken" doesn't sound as thrilling.

I think (but may be wrong) that 'shaken' is consistent with the books, but is the wrong way to prepare a martini as shaking 'ruins' them.

El Aguila 08-10-2021 12:23 PM

I've never yet had a vodka martini, but I've certainly never seen a gin martini made by shaking.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16042031)
Thanks for that. Interesting that he switches to a Jag in the books after the TV series - I've not got that far through reading them yet.

The Sharpe books change from him being born in London to him being born in Yorkshire to fit in with Sean Bean playing him on the telly.

CT_Palace 08-10-2021 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16041914)
the amount of stupid money in football now.

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CT_Palace 08-10-2021 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16042053)
The Sharpe books change from him being born in London to him being born in Yorkshire to fit in with Sean Bean playing him on the telly.


Really??? I dont think I have read a Sharpe book written after the tv series was made. How did Cornwall manage that? - weren't the books he wrote, post tv prequels or slotted into time gaps available from the original series of books?

west country boy 08-10-2021 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16041961)
Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

Even after he had his head chopped off?

the digger 08-10-2021 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16042033)
I think (but may be wrong) that 'shaken' is consistent with the books, but is the wrong way to prepare a martini as shaking 'ruins' them.

Research suggests you’re correct.

I will add “bartenders who don’t research their spiel properly” to the list of things that annoy me.

CT_Palace 08-10-2021 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16042079)
Even after he had his head chopped off?

He was hung first which may have given him an extra inch or so.

west country boy 08-10-2021 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16042088)
He was hung first which may have given him an extra inch or so.

He also had his cock chopped off so was less well hung.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16042057)
Really??? I dont think I have read a Sharpe book written after the tv series was made. How did Cornwall manage that? - weren't the books he wrote, post tv prequels or slotted into time gaps available from the original series of books?

Yep, he was supposed to have been born in London, which got changed to Yorkshire later in the books and he was "brought up" in London.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16042033)
I think (but may be wrong) that 'shaken' is consistent with the books, but is the wrong way to prepare a martini as shaking 'ruins' them.

It bruises the gin, however to say it "ruins" it is slightly off beam. It's down to dilution and personal tastes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken,_not_stirred

stevek 08-10-2021 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16042095)
It bruises the gin, however to say it "ruins" it is slightly off beam. It's down to dilution and personal tastes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken,_not_stirred

Hence the inverted commas. All a load of pretentious twaddle, if you ask me.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 02:13 PM

Yep.

PeterH 08-10-2021 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16041731)
I was.

You do?

I am always thinking of you sweetcheeks. :love::afro:

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 04:50 PM

Im sure you are.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-10-2021 04:52 PM

Our bank want to charge "up to 20%" commision on a bankers draft we want to pay in after a house sale......but theyre prepared to haggle......haggle...over money we want to pay into our account....**** that and **** them. Thieving *****.

big bad John 08-10-2021 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16041961)
Mel Gibson did it in Braveheart. The real William Wallace was about a foot taller

And Yogi had to be at least a foot taller than the real, real one.

Herr Colonpharter 09-10-2021 02:21 PM

People banging on about OCD when they are no more than above average finicky or meticulous.

Isle of Wight 09-10-2021 06:17 PM

Agree with that. When you know someone who really has OCD and the energy sapping drain it puts on their lives, it does grate. Throwing it in about a habit like “I’m ocd about wearing my lucky pants to Palace” is fine. It’s the, as you say, banging on lot that are annoying

WLYWLYAWYPWF 09-10-2021 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16043567)
People banging on about OCD when they are no more than above average finicky or meticulous.

It's CDO. The letters have to be in alphabetical order.


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