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PIE "N" MASH 07-09-2016 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 13214928)
They should do a team bonding afternoon :D

Feck off:p

Bipe 07-09-2016 09:10 PM

Here's a tip, don't ever buy a pasty from 'the pasty shop' at Kings Cross station if you need a quick snack after having had a glass or three of wine at an old colleague's retirement do before catching the train back to Grantham.

The contents of said pasta are ******* volcanic and I am slowly spreading a puddle of sweat on the station concourse as I type.

Worksop Palace 08-09-2016 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 13214978)
Here's a tip, don't ever buy a pasty from 'the pasty shop' at Kings Cross station if you need a quick snack after having had a glass or three of wine at an old colleague's retirement do before catching the train back to Grantham.

The contents of said pasta are ******* volcanic and I am slowly spreading a puddle of sweat on the station concourse as I type.

Ha ha, done many a time.

Just think yourself lucky you weren't trying to get the train on Tuesday evening !

Yoda 08-09-2016 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 13214978)
Here's a tip, don't ever buy a pasty from 'the pasty shop' at Kings Cross station if you need a quick snack after having had a glass or three of wine at an old colleague's retirement do before catching the train back to Grantham.

The contents of said pasta are ******* volcanic and I am slowly spreading a puddle of sweat on the station concourse as I type.

Did you make it home, or do you now have a grim story for one of the most infamous threads on the BBS?

Mr Mojo Risin 08-09-2016 02:34 PM

Bands that sell their music for adverts. I can't listen to Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones without thinking of that AO advert. Likewise the Stone Roses' Waterfall without thinking of Vodafone. Don't really care if it is Simon Cowell made rubbish but proper music loses some of its power by doing it.

art malice 08-09-2016 02:34 PM

Ruid Gullit on Talksport being treated like he's dispensing pearls from the Sermon of the Mount

art malice 08-09-2016 02:37 PM

And he's got a jumper tied round his neck

Dorking .Eagle 08-09-2016 02:43 PM

People who park 'over the line' in a car park, meaning the empty space next to their car is so narrow it is unusable

WLYWLYAWYPWF 08-09-2016 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorking .Eagle (Post 13216209)
People who park 'over the line' in a car park, meaning the empty space next to their car is so narrow it is unusable

Name and shame them here http://youparklike*****.com/

cappuccinoeagle 08-09-2016 07:02 PM

The fact that The One Show has somehow lasted ten years

New LP 08-09-2016 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 13214978)
Here's a tip, don't ever buy a pasty from 'the pasty shop' at Kings Cross station if you need a quick snack after having had a glass or three of wine at an old colleague's retirement do before catching the train back to Grantham.

The contents of said pasta are ******* volcanic and I am slowly spreading a puddle of sweat on the station concourse as I type.

Pasties generally are shit.

Not as good as a pie, sausage roll or samosa and generally just a load of tasteless sludge in a greasy pastry case.

New LP 08-09-2016 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 13216199)
Ruid Gullit on Talksport being treated like he's dispensing pearls from the Sermon of the Mount

Was on radio 4 promoting his book this morning like he is a master tactician of the game.

Not a bloke who left Shearer out of the Newcastle team.

Bipe 08-09-2016 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New LP (Post 13216558)
Pasties generally are shit.



Not as good as a pie, sausage roll or samosa and generally just a load of tasteless sludge in a greasy pastry case.


Agreed on pies but I am not a great fan of shop bought sausage rolls, which never taste anywhere near as good as home made. I make an exception for Sainsburys taste the difference sausage rolls which are good, and one of our Christmas rituals is to have a plate of them straight out of the oven to hand while decorating the tree.

The part was a poor effort, I gave up halfway through it having suffered third degree burns trying to swallow mouthfuls of the bloody thing.

Anyway back on topic and I am constantly irritated by car doors because the manufacturers have never mastered the spring loading. Try to open your door very carefully in a confined parking space and you can guarantee it will spring out and crunch the car in the next bay. Park in a wide open space and throw open the door with abandon - it will bounce back on itself and whack you on the knee as you try to jump out.

glenn.f 08-09-2016 07:55 PM

The words "i didn't do anything wrong" being screeched at the top his voice, like a five year old when you're trying to ban a twelve year old from social media for just one evening.

Miklemoose 08-09-2016 08:29 PM

Films where you can barely hear people when they're talking and then an action scene starts and it's like you're at a metallica concert.

SA Eagle 08-09-2016 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 13216205)
And he's got a jumper tied round his neck

He should be shot immediately in that case

Jim Cannon 08-09-2016 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miklemoose (Post 13216664)
Films where you can barely hear people when they're talking and then an action scene starts and it's like you're at a metallica concert.

agree

danpalace07 08-09-2016 09:49 PM

Gooners.

https://twitter.com/mikesanz19/statu...69809142919168

Worksop Palace 08-09-2016 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 13216800)

Ginger :jerkit:

PIE "N" MASH 08-09-2016 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 13216800)

What a tool:jerkit:

Terrace Bickle 08-09-2016 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 13216221)
Name and shame them here http://youparklike*****.com/

:-) How many spin-offs has that website spawned?

Terrace Bickle 08-09-2016 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis (Post 13213618)
Particularly when they motion to push them into on-coming traffic to make you stop when they want to cross the road. It's a similar mentality to people taking a human shield in a police shoot-out. Why don't they ever back out into the street first and pull the pram behind them?

I find old people do the same with their tartan trollies.
When I'm old and doddery I will:-
1/Cross roads where the **** I want, particularly by wandering blindly into moving traffic.
2/Shout down the phone, whilst having my hearing aid(s) turned off.
3/State my age in every conversation like a badge of honour.
4/Ask for help, then refuse any subsequent offer of help saying I can't be bothered, whilst slamming down the phone.
5/Always shop on a Saturday, despite the rest of my week being completely free, wandering the aisles as slowly as I can in no particular direction.
6/Ensure my trousers are at least 6" too short and my flies are permanently open.
7/ Moan it wasn't like this in the 90's to anyone who will listen.
8/Book a weekly doctors appointment, because I can.

Jim Cannon 08-09-2016 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 13216922)
I find old people do the same with their tartan trollies.
When I'm old and doddery I will:-
1/Cross roads where the **** I want, particularly by wandering blindly into moving traffic.
2/Shout down the phone, whilst having my hearing aid(s) turned off.
3/State my age in every conversation like a badge of honour.
4/Ask for help, then refuse any subsequent offer of help saying I can't be bothered, whilst slamming down the phone.
5/Always shop on a Saturday, despite the rest of my week being completely free, wandering the aisles as slowly as I can in no particular direction.
6/Ensure my trousers are at least 6" too short and my flies are permanently open.
7/ Moan it wasn't like this in the 90's to anyone who will listen.
8/Book a weekly doctors appointment, because I can.

You missed out pushing into the front of bus queues:D

Wolfnipplechips 08-09-2016 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 13216922)
I find old people do the same with their tartan trollies.
When I'm old and doddery I will:-
1/Cross roads where the **** I want, particularly by wandering blindly into moving traffic.
2/Shout down the phone, whilst having my hearing aid(s) turned off.
3/State my age in every conversation like a badge of honour.
4/Ask for help, then refuse any subsequent offer of help saying I can't be bothered, whilst slamming down the phone.
5/Always shop on a Saturday, despite the rest of my week being completely free, wandering the aisles as slowly as I can in no particular direction.
6/Ensure my trousers are at least 6" too short and my flies are permanently open.
7/ Moan it wasn't like this in the 90's to anyone who will listen.
8/Book a weekly doctors appointment, because I can.

Have we met?

davech 08-09-2016 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 13216922)
I find old people do the same with their tartan trollies.
When I'm old and doddery I will:-
1/Cross roads where the **** I want, particularly by wandering blindly into moving traffic.
2/Shout down the phone, whilst having my hearing aid(s) turned off.
3/State my age in every conversation like a badge of honour.
4/Ask for help, then refuse any subsequent offer of help saying I can't be bothered, whilst slamming down the phone.
5/Always shop on a Saturday, despite the rest of my week being completely free, wandering the aisles as slowly as I can in no particular direction.
6/Ensure my trousers are at least 6" too short and my flies are permanently open.
7/ Moan it wasn't like this in the 90's to anyone who will listen.
8/Book a weekly doctors appointment, because I can.

1, 3, 5 and 7 ticked already, except with 7 it's the 70's, not the 90's.

And I will raise you :

Bagging the priority seats on buses.
Moaning loudly about buggies on trams and buses.
Muttering about people using a card to pay for a 2.50 sandwich and lazy feckers who hold everyone up with cashback :D.

mroakley9 08-09-2016 11:36 PM

"Hi, may I please have a slice of toasted banana bread", I ask kindly.

"Sure", the dumb bitch says as she proceeds to put my banana bread in the ******* microwave.

All I ******* wanted was some nice ******* banana bread but all I ******* got was some warm shit on a ******* plate. ******* **** **** she is.

New LP 08-09-2016 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 13216586)
Agreed on pies but I am not a great fan of shop bought sausage rolls, which never taste anywhere near as good as home made. I make an exception for Sainsburys taste the difference sausage rolls which are good, and one of our Christmas rituals is to have a plate of them straight out of the oven to hand while decorating the tree.

True the difference between a proper freshly baked sausage roll and one of those cold things you get in a plastic wrapper is like chalk and cheese.

pallet 09-09-2016 01:28 PM

Wife moan number 121430430:
She phones me for no real reason when is in the car with the children, asks me something irrelevant and before I can answer her and my 2 daughters then decide to have a debate amongst themselves which I have to listen to. Just wait until you get home.

SA Eagle 09-09-2016 01:30 PM

The demise of customer service; nothing is EVER anyone's ******* fault :grrr:

Mad Max 09-09-2016 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 13213095)
Winter misery for me begins October 1 to April fools day :frown:

Agreed,plus taking St John`s Wort for depression.

Mad Max 09-09-2016 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 13211516)
Was he pissed? :)

No, it wasn`t carrying a kebab.:p

Worksop Palace 10-09-2016 08:35 AM

Hotpoint.

Total and utter disgrace.

Too long a story to go into in detail but basically we 'took advantage' of their offer to buy a new tumble drier for £90 as ours was one of the ones that had the potential to combust and kill us all.

2 months ago they come to deliver the new one and take away the old one. Tick

When they've gone, wife realizes it's the wrong one they've delivered so we contact them and tell them. This is when it goes tits.

They can't just deliver the right one and take away the wrong one. They have to collect the wrong one and we then have to reorder the right one. ok, no problem. They collect the wrong one. We have no drier.

We ring to order the correct one again. Ok.

They inform us they cannot place an order for a new one because there's no old one to collect. But you've collected the old one months ago you ******* quarterwits.

2 months without a drier.

And still not sorted.

Incompetence of the highest order

SE25 exile 10-09-2016 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13218540)
Hotpoint.

Total and utter disgrace.

Too long a story to go into in detail but basically we 'took advantage' of their offer to buy a new tumble drier for £90 as ours was one of the ones that had the potential to combust and kill us all.

2 months ago they come to deliver the new one and take away the old one. Tick

When they've gone, wife realizes it's the wrong one they've delivered so we contact them and tell them. This is when it goes tits.

They can't just deliver the right one and take away the wrong one. They have to collect the wrong one and we then have to reorder the right one. ok, no problem. They collect the wrong one. We have no drier.

We ring to order the correct one again. Ok.

They inform us they cannot place an order for a new one because there's no old one to collect. But you've collected the old one months ago you ******* quarterwits.

2 months without a drier.

And still not sorted.

Incompetence of the highest order

Not even checked yet whether or not mine is the one I ordered. I only had a choice of two Hotpoint models with collection of old for £59.

Arrived when they said, took the old, the new one works, wife happy, so am I.

bigend1 10-09-2016 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13218540)
Hotpoint.

Total and utter disgrace.

Too long a story to go into in detail but basically we 'took advantage' of their offer to buy a new tumble drier for £90 as ours was one of the ones that had the potential to combust and kill us all.

2 months ago they come to deliver the new one and take away the old one. Tick

When they've gone, wife realizes it's the wrong one they've delivered so we contact them and tell them. This is when it goes tits.

They can't just deliver the right one and take away the wrong one. They have to collect the wrong one and we then have to reorder the right one. ok, no problem. They collect the wrong one. We have no drier.

We ring to order the correct one again. Ok.

They inform us they cannot place an order for a new one because there's no old one to collect. But you've collected the old one months ago you ******* quarterwits.

2 months without a drier.

And still not sorted.

Incompetence of the highest order

Watch out for the 'warranty' too. I nearly bought a hotpoint washing machine. Seemed a good spec machine for a good price and an included extended warranty. Look closely it's parts only, they charge you £130 or so for a call out and a shocking hourly rate for labour. Costs more than a lot of new machines for a simple repair under 'warranty' . Sounds like they make more money from that than selling machines, no wonder they are so badly made

Worksop Palace 10-09-2016 08:51 AM

Which would have been the same for us SE25, had they brought us the right one in the first place !

Nostrils 10-09-2016 09:04 AM

Edit - The largest picture ever seen removed. See below...

SE25 exile 10-09-2016 09:10 AM

That's really f***ed up this page.

Looks more like 2 years hard labour

Nostrils 10-09-2016 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SE25 exile (Post 13218583)
That's really f***ed up this page.

Looks more like 2 years hard labour

Yep, I'm embarrassed. About to edit.

Payroll Legend 10-09-2016 09:28 AM

Goldcar. Never again.

Worksop Palace 10-09-2016 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Payroll Legend (Post 13218616)
Goldcar. Never again.

What is zis ?

Shipp Ahoy! 10-09-2016 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13218617)
What is zis ?

Sounds like a car place? Maybe rental?

Wolfnipplechips 10-09-2016 11:36 AM

The Manchesta Derby and the sky sports wank fest that accompanies it.

Wankers.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-09-2016 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 13218780)
The Manchesta Derby and the sky sports wank fest that accompanies it.

Wankers.

I red lined me when the tossers asked Pards about it in yesterdfays press conference, he should've asked if they were going to ask Pep and Jose what their thoughts on Middlesboro vs Palace were. Twats

Mr Mojo Risin 10-09-2016 12:57 PM

The Guardiola chant which means Glad all Over will now start being associated with Man City instead of us.

Wolfnipplechips 10-09-2016 01:11 PM

Need to adapt ours to Pardsallover.:afro:

Stellavista 10-09-2016 01:42 PM

People who leave all their shit in a shopping trolley when they put it back in the trolley park. Inconsiderate c*nts.

Isle of Wight 10-09-2016 04:18 PM

Streams that freeze seemingly at every key moment.

Fords sat nav and in car phone system that's impossible to use with a wank manual that is wrong.

davech 10-09-2016 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 13218915)
The Guardiola chant which means Glad all Over will now start being associated with Man City instead of us.

Guardiola will be gone in a couple of years.

Glad All Over will ALWAYS be ours :lux:

chrisophiex 10-09-2016 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13220573)

Glad All Over will ALWAYS be ours :lux:

.....Always be ours :lux:

Hedgehog 10-09-2016 09:24 PM

Getting e-mail birthday wishes from my bank, credit card company and my dentist.

How fricking insincere are they???

Worksop Palace 10-09-2016 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13220801)
Getting e-mail birthday wishes from my bank, credit card company and my dentist.

How fricking insincere are they???

Happy birthday

Joe85 10-09-2016 10:30 PM

Delaying MOTD for the ******* Proms.

PIE "N" MASH 10-09-2016 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 13220876)
Delaying MOTD for the ******* Proms.

Land of ope n glory guv:p

Joe85 10-09-2016 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 13220880)
Land of ope n glory guv:p



:D

foetus eagle 10-09-2016 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 13219820)
Streams that freeze seemingly at every key moment.


Get your prostate checked out mate :p

Nork1 11-09-2016 12:42 AM

Use of the words 'fricking' or 'freaking'. If you're going to swear ******* swear properly you ****.

Hedgehog 11-09-2016 04:08 AM

Things that annoy you
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13220833)
Happy birthday


See you next Tuesday.[emoji106]

Skiddo 12-09-2016 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nork1 (Post 13221050)
Use of the words 'fricking' or 'freaking'. If you're going to swear ******* swear properly you ****.


Add to that 'feck'.

JJ 12-09-2016 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 13220669)
.....Always be ours :lux:

Very good. :)

Lombardo 888 12-09-2016 05:23 AM

People who start a sentence with "so". It's the middle class equivalent of innit.

switchboard 12-09-2016 12:11 PM

Cafes that call themselves 'continental' when all they are is a middle class version of a normal greasy spoons cafe adding on an extra £2 to prices.

davech 12-09-2016 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by switchboard (Post 13222873)
Cafes that call themselves 'continental' when all they are is a middle class version of a normal greasy spoons cafe adding on an extra £2 to prices.

In a similar vein, "Gastropub" etc. versions of supermarket meals. Just a reason to charge 75% more because of a bit of flashy packaging.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-09-2016 01:31 PM

Lyric videoas on You Tube "ooh, I love this song and wanted to share with everyone!"

Yes, becuase there aren't 40.000 other videos of the same shite, you fecking *******!

wighteagle 12-09-2016 03:51 PM

Pills in blister packs. When l push the chalky tablets out they often shatter. Not funny when l am on Warfarin and the measure of the dose is critical. Also oily capsules, the other day l tried to open one it burst and showered the kitchen window with smelly oil which was a job to clean off. What's wrong with an old fashioned bottle of pills FFS?

nickgusset 12-09-2016 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nork1 (Post 13221050)
Use of the words 'fricking' or 'freaking'. If you're going to swear ******* swear properly you ****.

People who don't realise you can stick 1 letter in in italics to swear fucking properly.

little al 12-09-2016 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickgusset (Post 13223230)
People who don't realise you can stick 1 letter in in italics to swear fucking properly.

You don't even need to ******* do that.

Edit. Apparently you do :D

rhiannapaul 12-09-2016 05:11 PM

cyclists

Stellavista 12-09-2016 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 13223370)
cyclists

I cycle regularly and I hate the f*ckers.

Payroll Legend 12-09-2016 10:01 PM

Everton nicking our Bolasie song. Helmets

Mr Mojo Risin 12-09-2016 10:37 PM

That the Great British Bake Off changing channels is news.

Brexit is news. Syria is news. What channel a baking competition is on is not news.

Stellavista 12-09-2016 11:20 PM

Boris Johnson's cycle super highway in Hyde Park.
How to increase congestion and pollution overnight.
Twat.

New LP 12-09-2016 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Payroll Legend (Post 13224018)
Everton nicking our Bolasie song. Helmets

It's a good job we didn't sing the 'super Kev' song about Kevin Phillips or haven't immediately started singing the Villa song about Benteke isn't it?

Maidstoned Eagle 12-09-2016 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 13224140)
That the Great British Bake Off changing channels is news.

Brexit is news. Syria is news. What channel a baking competition is on is not news.

Is that more annoying than a fictional character in a fictional radio soap getting headlines for getting away with a fictional murder?

Adlerhorst 13-09-2016 12:03 AM

I know as a Brit we are not really ones to talk, but you call that coffee?

New LP 13-09-2016 12:22 AM

The quality of sausages served in cafés or chip shops.

These days you can buy a sausage containing something resembling pork and seasoning for very little. Yet they still serve those dark brown things that look like a split condom containing some grey sludge.

New LP 13-09-2016 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13222879)
In a similar vein, "Gastropub" etc. versions of supermarket meals. Just a reason to charge 75% more because of a bit of flashy packaging.

Or the Pizza Express pizzas on sale in supermarkets.

They are expensive, rubbish and nothing like the one in the actual restaurant.

CT_Palace 13-09-2016 01:37 AM

Trent Dilfer

Stellavista 13-09-2016 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lombardo 888 (Post 13222435)
People who start a sentence with "so". It's the middle class equivalent of innit.

I've got to the point where I walk away from people who do it.

"So, basically....."

Mr Mojo Risin 13-09-2016 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13224294)
Is that more annoying than a fictional character in a fictional radio soap getting headlines for getting away with a fictional murder?

Also annoying. It is not even a particularly slow news week!

nickgusset 13-09-2016 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13224294)
Is that more annoying than a fictional character in a fictional radio soap getting headlines for getting away with a fictional murder?

Not as annoying as hearing the outcome before I've had w chance to listen to it.

Payroll Legend 13-09-2016 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New LP (Post 13224282)
It's a good job we didn't sing the 'super Kev' song about Kevin Phillips or haven't immediately started singing the Villa song about Benteke isn't it?

We should stop immediately

Worksop Palace 13-09-2016 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New LP (Post 13224282)
It's a good job we didn't sing the 'super Kev' song about Kevin Phillips or haven't immediately started singing the Villa song about Benteke isn't it?

Didn't hear a single song about Benteke on Saturday.

Maidstoned Eagle 13-09-2016 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickgusset (Post 13224457)
Not as annoying as hearing the outcome before I've had w chance to listen to it.

It's not real.

Payroll Legend 13-09-2016 08:37 AM

The 2 women sitting opposite me on the train.

Going through the pretence of being nice whilst they slag off pretty much every person they work with.

BB Bob 13-09-2016 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13224483)
It's not real.


I think you'll find it is....

http://www.archersanarchists.com/

Jordan's Jacket 13-09-2016 09:04 AM

People who start sentences with "yes, no". Sorry?

davech 13-09-2016 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 13224526)
People who start sentences with "yes, no". Sorry?

Well, actually, not all of us do

nickgusset 13-09-2016 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13224483)
It's not real.

Noooooooooooo

Wolfnipplechips 13-09-2016 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 13224140)
That the Great British Bake Off changing channels is news.

Brexit is news. Syria is news. What channel a baking competition is on is not news.

And now I have a breaking news banner across my iPad telling me that Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are to leave the Great British Bake Off.

Who gives a ****?

I mean Christ almighty.

Good. Piss off then you smug pair of no marks.

stinky 13-09-2016 05:08 PM

The heat

davech 13-09-2016 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stinky (Post 13225163)
The heat

Never mind.

El Nina is going to take over now, and with the sunspots on the wane we are in for the coldest winter in ages - again. So say the forecasters, apparently :S:

stamford triumph 13-09-2016 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13225174)
Never mind.

El Nina is going to take over now, and with the sunspots on the wane we are in for the coldest winter in ages - again. So say the forecasters, apparently :S:

The Daily Express (no I don't buy it) has had that headline every year since I can remember. They are bound to get it right eventually.

pardew's shorts 13-09-2016 06:06 PM

The Bake Off stuff is news, actually, because it's a massive show, and cultural developments that affect millions of people are newsworthy. Fair play to Mel and Sue for a rare display of loyalty.

It's also a big story as its about much more than one show. It's about the BBC, what they face under this government, and also about Channel 4 (this move is not going to end well for them, and flies in the face of some of their recent protestations). It's also about Murdoch's ever-growing influence on our cultural identity (Sky owns 70% of Love Productions).

It also rather shows up the government and the right-wing press and their anti-BBC agenda:

Right-wing press slam BBC

Government threatens cuts

BBC warns that cuts will result in big-name shows being lost

Cuts forced through

BBC loses big-name show, despite offering to pay double what they currently do

Right-wing press slam BBC for losing much-loved show

chrisophiex 13-09-2016 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13224461)
Didn't hear a single song about Benteke on Saturday.


Apart from "There's only two Bentekes" :)

Yoda 13-09-2016 06:21 PM

And if it can happen with Bake Off, then this could be repeated with any successful show, made by an independent company, that the BBC nurtures.

ITV, C4 etc could sit back, let the BBC take the risk in developing programmes and then cherry pick the one(s) that will give them the most commercial success.

It will become a bigger issue and it's not clear how the BBC can prevent this once the initial contract for that programme expires. Apparently C4 outbid them by £10m, money they can recoup by selling the advertising and sponsorship to foodie companies.

Worksop Palace 13-09-2016 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 13225258)
Apart from "There's only two Bentekes" :)

Oh yes, correct

cantspell 13-09-2016 06:26 PM

****wits that send out posts on facebook requiring Amens and then the ****wits that type Amen - my sister being one of the said ****wits

art malice 13-09-2016 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 13225275)
****wits that send out posts on facebook requiring Amens and then the ****wits that type Amen - my sister being one of the said ****wits

Amen to that

YASSA the PALACETINIAN 13-09-2016 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13224461)
Didn't hear a single song about Benteke on Saturday.

Didn't hear
Benteke, oh oh
Benteke, oh oh oh oh
Let's fly way up to the top
Away from that pillock called Klopp.....?

PhuketEagle 13-09-2016 07:28 PM

Mark Hughes annoys me...want to hit, hit, kill...(OK thats enough.Ed.)


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