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BERT'S HEAD 05-03-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15124866)
Getting a speeding ticket :(

Rushing to the shops ?

PALACEWU 05-03-2020 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15124865)
I saw a lady in our supermarket buy 8 bottles of hand soap. I worked out that would last me 3 years washing my hands thoroughly every time. Twats

My wife did a Lano (hand wash and soap) commercial last week and came back with a bin bag full of the stuff, I will die before it is used up.

Isle of Wight 05-03-2020 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15124876)
Rushing to the shops ?

yeah heard they had some hand sanitiser in :D

M3 82mph just overtaken as was slowing down, so it could have been worse. Didn't know they could put vans on bridges over Motorways :(

chrisophiex 05-03-2020 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15124881)
yeah heard they had some hand sanitiser in :D

M3 82mph just overtaken as was slowing down, so it could have been worse. Didn't know they could put vans on bridges over Motorways :(


Genuine question....will getting a speeding ticket affect your future driving ?

Isle of Wight 05-03-2020 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15124905)
Genuine question....will getting a speeding ticket affect your future driving ?

No it wont. I am an 80 mph potterer. I pull over to the inside and let the mad bastards past. I follow the speed limit in town, when I am concentrating on the ever changing speed limits, as I do sometimes find myself at 40 in a 30. This was just one of those things. 70 MPH volvo middle lane hog, I came from inside to outside and back just at the wrong time. I have only ever had 3 tickets, once a decade. 1st was being a prat, 2nd was not slowing quickly enough from a 60 to a 40 ( again stealth camera at 49)
The courses are good as the last one did make me more hazzard aware. I imagine, if the offer, this one may have some new insights. But I dont see it changing my driving radically

PALACEWU 05-03-2020 02:21 PM

Is motorway not 70mph?

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2020 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15124921)
Is motorway not 70mph?

Yep, but police usually turn a blind eye to 80mph

Maidstoned Eagle 05-03-2020 02:24 PM

The inconsiderate **** at work that used all the water from the cooler, didn't tell anyone, so I am now stuck without water for a cup of tea until my boss arrives with keys to the cupboard the other bottles are in.

Olympian2 05-03-2020 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15123387)
Traffic lights at a crossroads with lots of traffic coming from the road opposite and going straight on. The lights go green and the twat at the front wants to turn right. Instead of going into the middle of the junction to wait so that others coming from behind can get past, he trundles three feet forward till he's just over the line, then stops dead and sits there like a constipated goose. Eventually the lights change, he goes off to the right and everyone else in the queue is stuck behind the stop line and the lights are red again.

FFS.

This

BERT'S HEAD 05-03-2020 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15124879)
My wife did a Lano (hand wash and soap) commercial last week and came back with a bin bag full of the stuff, I will die before it is used up.

When I was young my dad did an advert for Twix and came back with a few boxes of them. As you were.

Isle of Wight 05-03-2020 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15124921)
Is motorway not 70mph?

Yes it is but this limit was set in the days of drum breaks and solid tyres. The police have two options. Move the speed limit to 80 and have zero tolerance as in France or the blind eye approach. I think what we have is better.

chateauferret 05-03-2020 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15124925)
Yep, but police usually turn a blind eye to 80mph

A visit to Pistonheads Speed Plod and the Law forum in always informative. Plod can't do you unless you are 10% + 2mph over the limit because of tolerance in their equipment and what's allowable for speedometer accuracy. On a motorway that means 79 mph.

PIE "N" MASH 05-03-2020 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15124866)
Getting a speeding ticket :(

Got one a couple of weeks ago,first in over 10 years.Do the course on the 5th April:p

PIE "N" MASH 05-03-2020 05:00 PM

This rain,seems non-stop.Feel for the poor people that have been flooded:frown:

Hedgehog 05-03-2020 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15124855)
People on faceache moaning about panic buying...and then panic buying. For example

"I went into Mercadona today and they were down to the last five bottles of handwash due to panic buying...outrageous! I bought those 5."

Sounds like my wife... except she couldn't find any hand sanitizer, so she bought the last 3 tubs of antibacterial hand wipes off the shelf (that she's never used in her life)

Selhurst Celtic 05-03-2020 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15125026)
Got one a couple of weeks ago,first in over 10 years.Do the course on the 5th April:p

I couldn't face bring patronised so opted for the points instead. Workshop bastards. They've expired now I think.

CP-RJW 05-03-2020 06:28 PM

Over 70s with trolleys in supermarkets. Get a move on you twats

chrisophiex 05-03-2020 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15125020)
A visit to Pistonheads Speed Plod and the Law forum in always informative. Plod can't do you unless you are 10% + 2mph over the limit because of tolerance in their equipment and what's allowable for speedometer accuracy. On a motorway that means 79 mph.



This is quite interesting re myths etc

https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cove.../driving-myths

art malice 05-03-2020 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15125078)
I couldn't face bring patronised so opted for the points instead. Workshop bastards. They've expired now I think.

Bloke at work got done for speeding on the way back from his.

PeterH 05-03-2020 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15125144)
Bloke at work got done for speeding on the way back from his.

You would have to think that should be worth a month inside.

foresthillbilly 05-03-2020 07:09 PM

Nothing annoys me any more. I have accepted human frailties and faults (in others) and learnt to deal with them. Karma sorts this sort of stuff out, so it's not my worry.

chrisophiex 05-03-2020 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15125152)
You would have to think that should be worth a month inside.

I’d ban him for a year. Word would get out that speeding is wrong and people would drive within the law.

Olympian2 05-03-2020 07:10 PM

Survey requests about everything. One from Ticketmaster wanting to know about my ‘Royal Mail experience’ after I had some tix delivered. Seriously?

Hedgehog 05-03-2020 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15125157)
Survey requests about everything. One from Ticketmaster wanting to know about my ‘Royal Mail experience’ after I had some tix delivered. Seriously?

Especially ones that ask you to rate between "Strongly Agree" to "Strongly Disagree", where they ask the questions that just go on and on.

I guess they usually have a space for comments, but by then I've lost interest.

CT_Palace 05-03-2020 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15125026)
Got one a couple of weeks ago,first in over 10 years.Do the course on the 5th April:p

I've been stopped 3 times in the last year. I'm still driving on my US license which I know is illegal - I should have got my Chilean license as soon as I received my Permanent Residency - but I haven't yet because I haven't got a specific piece of paper (long story and typically Chilean in it's obtuseness). Anyway, all 3 times they have let me go without hardly a word :D
I'm not sure why they stopped me, one could have been for speeding but the others I think were just random paperwork checks - so obviously a big FAIL for the cops here on that score! Just being a foreigner and pretending not to speak Spanish seems to get me off :supergrin:
Got pulled over in Argentina a couple of months ago (overtaking in a no overtaking spot) and bribed the cop - not really true but it sounds better, he wanted me to pay the fine there and then and I didn't have much cash so I just gave him what I had which was the equivalent of about 7 quid. The fine was around 200 quid :supergrin:

I think I'm riding my luck

Wolfnipplechips 05-03-2020 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15125155)
I’d ban him for a year. Word would get out that speeding is wrong and people would drive within the law.

**** that.

20 mph on bloody main roads around here. I sometimes drive my daughter’s little Citroen which has a black box fitted.

It would be quicker to walk.

chrisophiex 05-03-2020 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15125178)
**** that.

20 mph on bloody main roads around here. I sometimes drive my daughter’s little Citroen which has a black box fitted.

It would be quicker to walk.


They’ve dropped it 20 to stop ***** driving at 35-40.

chrisophiex 05-03-2020 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15125177)
I've been stopped 3 times in the last year. I'm still driving on my US license which I know is illegal - I should have got my Chilean license as soon as I received my Permanent Residency - but I haven't yet because I haven't got a specific piece of paper (long story and typically Chilean in it's obtuseness). Anyway, all 3 times they have let me go without hardly a word :D
I'm not sure why they stopped me, one could have been for speeding but the others I think were just random paperwork checks - so obviously a big FAIL for the cops here on that score! Just being a foreigner and pretending not to speak Spanish seems to get me off :supergrin:
Got pulled over in Argentina a couple of months ago (overtaking in a no overtaking spot) and bribed the cop - not really true but it sounds better, he wanted me to pay the fine there and then and I didn't have much cash so I just gave him what I had which was the equivalent of about 7 quid. The fine was around 200 quid :supergrin:

I think I'm riding my luck


Interesting insight. What would happen if you were involved in a crash or God forbid a fatality... would you be insured ? I presume not.

chateauferret 05-03-2020 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15125172)
Especially ones that ask you to rate between "Strongly Agree" to "Strongly Disagree", where they ask the questions that just go on and on.

I guess they usually have a space for comments, but by then I've lost interest.

Nothing like free text data fields from stopping a business process from being automated. And nothing a business likes less than using humans to do things. Too expensive.

AFAIAC if they can't be bothered to read my opinion they aren't bothered enough for it to be worth writing.

In other news: deep learning networks that can read free text and decide things about it, e.g. whether you thought the product was shite, whether you might buy another one, and whether or not you support weed.

chateauferret 05-03-2020 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15113113)
Debussy is very popular.

The other night I saw Jean-Efflam Bavouzet play L'Isle joyeuse. Impossible for mere mortals. And lost on the local hairies, of course.

Salad_Burnet 06-03-2020 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15124855)
People on faceache moaning about panic buying...and then panic buying. For example

"I went into Mercadona today and they were down to the last five bottles of handwash due to panic buying...outrageous! I bought those 5."

This is what it was like on the BBS with tickets before the play-off final.

At work, you always know when someone's about to steal some milk; they go into a rant about people stealing their milk. I let them finish, and then I follow them towards the kitchen area. You got to watch these people and their psychological tricks.

Wayne Andrews is God 06-03-2020 03:36 AM

That the terminology for any media being released now has to be ‘dropped’

I hate this faux gangsta treatment of things to somehow make it seem more edgy. Not one thing isn’t dropping, even the Songs of Praise is dropping.

CT_Palace 06-03-2020 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15125210)
Interesting insight. What would happen if you were involved in a crash or God forbid a fatality... would you be insured ? I presume not.

It's a good question. I mean I have a valid license it's just not Chilean. If I didn't have a permanent residence visa I would not be illegally driving, so it's just a technicality. But knowing bastard insurance companies it's a technicality they would use to avoid paying out anything.
And the issue of the Chilean license is that as a foreigner, I have to prove to the DVLC equivalent that I have completed 9th grade or higher schooling. Which in itself shouldn't be too difficult right? Only I have no idea where my O level certificates are nor my Poly degree cert is (I've moved house more times than I've moved my bowels and a fair percentage of those moves (ahem, house moves) were international moves. Stuff gets lost. So somehow I have to contact my school or Poly to get a copy of the cert, then get it apostolated, translated and the translation notarised. I have known foreigners here with similar problems to actually sit the 9th grade exams!
You have to love red tape right?

NRM the 2nd 06-03-2020 06:58 AM

Keep being told how to wash my hands

foresthillbilly 06-03-2020 07:27 AM

I find great humour in people driving their cars in the rain, and swerving to avoid puddles on the near-side. It seems to me they would rather swerve into oncoming traffic and die, than risk their car wheels getting wet(ter).
Human mentality is bemusing

Maidstoned Eagle 06-03-2020 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15125152)
You would have to think that should be worth a month inside.

6 month ban I reckon.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-03-2020 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15125398)
It's a good question. I mean I have a valid license it's just not Chilean. If I didn't have a permanent residence visa I would not be illegally driving, so it's just a technicality. But knowing bastard insurance companies it's a technicality they would use to avoid paying out anything.
And the issue of the Chilean license is that as a foreigner, I have to prove to the DVLC equivalent that I have completed 9th grade or higher schooling. Which in itself shouldn't be too difficult right? Only I have no idea where my O level certificates are nor my Poly degree cert is (I've moved house more times than I've moved my bowels and a fair percentage of those moves (ahem, house moves) were international moves. Stuff gets lost. So somehow I have to contact my school or Poly to get a copy of the cert, then get it apostolated, translated and the translation notarised. I have known foreigners here with similar problems to actually sit the 9th grade exams!
You have to love red tape right?

It's nice to see that Chile doesnt just use the same language as Spain, but also its interminable red tape systems

Hedgehog 06-03-2020 05:26 PM

My wife... moan number 29:

Waitress comes to take order while eating in a restaurant. My wife says she has a few questions, and proceeds to go through half the bloody menu, asking about what each item is, and ends each one with, "Is it good?"

I have yet to see any reason why a waiter/waitress would say anything derogatory about a certain menu item, and at best they may say, "It's not my favourite, as I don't like ******".

She then goes through the same routine with the wine list!

I usually close my eyes and count to 100, or crawl under the table during this routine.

And for you Sir? "I'll have **** with **** and a glass of ***** wine. Thanks". Boom, job done!

Worksop Palace 06-03-2020 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15125020)
A visit to Pistonheads Speed Plod and the Law forum in always informative. Plod can't do you unless you are 10% + 2mph over the limit because of tolerance in their equipment and what's allowable for speedometer accuracy. On a motorway that means 79 mph.

Not true

I got done at 34 in a 30 last year

Prince Phillip 06-03-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15125394)
That the terminology for any media being released now has to be ‘dropped’

I hate this faux gangsta treatment of things to somehow make it seem more edgy. Not one thing isn’t dropping, even the Songs of Praise is dropping.

Please can we include "lockdown" into this? A piece of prison terminology is it not? Seems to be for people who can't spell Kwarintine.

Selhurst Celtic 06-03-2020 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15125947)
Not true

I got done at 34 in a 30 last year

Good.

Worksop Palace 06-03-2020 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15125966)
Good.

:D

Not on the A1

Isle of Wight 06-03-2020 06:29 PM

£198 to watch formula 1 that I used to watch for nowt :(

Selhurst Celtic 06-03-2020 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15125969)
:D

Not on the A1

:p
If I end up driving to Leicester away up the A1 I'm going to spit at every camera I see.

TopKnot 06-03-2020 07:43 PM

BCC. Can’t think of any other use for it other than for sneaky ****ers to stitch people up.

Hedgehog 06-03-2020 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15126066)
BCC. Can’t think of any other use for it other than for sneaky ****ers to stitch people up.

Been there, done that. (A victim, not a perpetrator)

Martin H 06-03-2020 08:20 PM

Getting very annoyed by the reporting on the virus. Affected cases in so and so place have doubled which is the largest increase we have seen so far. Well yes they have doubled, but you could have said they have risen by 11 because it is only 22 now and by definition if it has doubled it has to have been the biggest increase - doh! Sheesh, for one, this doesn't need whipping up into a frenzy, it will do it all on it's own thanks. and for two, we will be over the moon if it was to only go up by 11 daily for the next month or so because it is likely to go up by crazy numbers very soon. I wish the BBC and other news institutions would go back to reporting the news, not making it, and reporting facts carefully instead of sensationalizing everything. The BBC used to be the one organisation that you could trust to repeat the facts in a measured way but they are as bad as the rest now.

Hedgehog 06-03-2020 09:00 PM

Appreciate this is a middle class first world problem, but yesterday I got my vehicle washed and my seat has 8 ways to adjust. I think the guy moved all 8, now I can't find a bloody comfortable position. My next car will have to have seat memory for sure.

Also dimmed the dashboard lights, took me forever to figure out how to get them back, and he turned off the automatic headlights, so last night I was driving a long for a while before I realized they weren't on.

Well at least it's clean.

Selhurst Celtic 06-03-2020 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by foresthillbilly (Post 15125153)
Nothing annoys me any more. I have accepted human frailties and faults (in others) and learnt to deal with them. Karma sorts this sort of stuff out, so it's not my worry.

What if someone secretly took photos of your missus or your daughter on their way home from work, and then posted them on a football fan website inviting comments, whilst describing them using base terminology?
Or is that the 'karma' you mention?

Prince Phillip 06-03-2020 10:33 PM

When mentioning away support, football commentators always have this quaint notion that we all live in the centre circle of our home ground. ie “ these Crystal Palace supporters have travelled 200 miles from SE25 today...”
Not necessarily so....

hatter8142 06-03-2020 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15126157)
What if someone secretly took photos of your missus or your daughter on their way home from work, and then posted them on a football fan website inviting comments, whilst describing them using base terminology?
Or is that the 'karma' you mention?

:p

Hedgehog 06-03-2020 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15126198)
When mentioning away support, football commentators always have this quaint notion that we all live in the centre circle of our home ground. ie “ these Crystal Palace supporters have travelled 200 miles from SE25 today...”
Not necessarily so....

I thought that last week... apparently all Palace fans live in Croydon.

palacelad197o 06-03-2020 10:54 PM

Drivers who dont indicate right when going around or taking the exit to there fkin RIGHT on a roundabout

Stavros 69 06-03-2020 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15126157)
What if someone secretly took photos of your missus or your daughter on their way home from work, and then posted them on a football fan website inviting comments, whilst describing them using base terminology?
Or is that the 'karma' you mention?

:D I’m dying.

Panther 06-03-2020 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by palacelad197o (Post 15126213)
Drivers who dont indicate right when going around or taking the exit to there fkin RIGHT on a roundabout

Drivers who do indicate right when approaching a roundabout and then go straight on.

Blind_Eagle 06-03-2020 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15125028)
This rain,seems non-stop.Feel for the poor people that have been flooded:frown:

Behind my place.

https://i.ibb.co/GvDKG0y/97-AF59-CE-...-E148301-A.jpg

Blind_Eagle 06-03-2020 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 15125346)
This is what it was like on the BBS with tickets before the play-off final.

At work, you always know when someone's about to steal some milk; they go into a rant about people stealing their milk. I let them finish, and then I follow them towards the kitchen area. You got to watch these people and their psychological tricks.

I don’t get why you just don’t piss in your own milk and put it back in the fridge?

chrisophiex 06-03-2020 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15126215)
:D I’m dying.


Wrong thread ...

Selhurst Celtic 06-03-2020 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15126233)
I don’t get why you just don’t piss in your own milk and put it back in the fridge?

Lace the milk with fistfuls of gold microdots & wait for the giggling.

DARZET EAGLE 07-03-2020 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15126098)
Getting very annoyed by the reporting on the virus. Affected cases in so and so place have doubled which is the largest increase we have seen so far. Well yes they have doubled, but you could have said they have risen by 11 because it is only 22 now and by definition if it has doubled it has to have been the biggest increase - doh! Sheesh, for one, this doesn't need whipping up into a frenzy, it will do it all on it's own thanks. and for two, we will be over the moon if it was to only go up by 11 daily for the next month or so because it is likely to go up by crazy numbers very soon. I wish the BBC and other news institutions would go back to reporting the news, not making it, and reporting facts carefully instead of sensationalizing everything. The BBC used to be the one organisation that you could trust to repeat the facts in a measured way but they are as bad as the rest now.

Spot on Martin. The BBC in particular and other news outlets seem determined to drive up fear and dread, rather than have a balanced approach, considering our Nations population is over 65 MILLION. No wonder there are reports of panic buying. Fortunately the greater majority are taking a sensible approach. :grrr:

chateauferret 07-03-2020 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15126058)
:p
If I end up driving to Leicester away up the A1 I'm going to spit at every camera I see.

Last time I did any driving down south it was one every 200 yards all the way from Twatford to Twatford Gap.

Hedgehog 07-03-2020 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15126227)

Is that a Turner painting?

Timbo 07-03-2020 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15126285)
Is that a Turner painting?

Turner didn't paint swamp :sunglasses:

Hedgehog 07-03-2020 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Timbo (Post 15126293)
Turner didn't paint swamp :sunglasses:

You're right, on reflection I think it might be a Constable.

Maidstoned Eagle 07-03-2020 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15126227)

I can just see Ned Beatty being raped in the background.

big bad John 07-03-2020 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15126198)
When mentioning away support, football commentators always have this quaint notion that we all live in the centre circle of our home ground. ie “ these Crystal Palace supporters have travelled 200 miles from SE25 today...”
Not necessarily so....

Remember a game at Newcastle a few years back and the commentator complimented the Man U away support. He mentioned that all of them had traveled from the South East Counties. He totally forgot to mention that a large minority had also came from Ireland, North Wales and Thornton Heath High Street.

Selhurst Celtic 07-03-2020 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by DARZET EAGLE (Post 15126258)
Spot on Martin. The BBC in particular and other news outlets seem determined to drive up fear and dread, rather than have a balanced approach, considering our Nations population is over 65 MILLION. No wonder there are reports of panic buying. Fortunately the greater majority are taking a sensible approach. :grrr:

I'm waiting for a death toll ticker to be introduced like it's transfer deadline day or something.

Control through fear.

Selhurst Celtic 07-03-2020 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15126325)
Remember a game at Newcastle a few years back and the commentator complimented the Man U away support. He mentioned that all of them had traveled from the South East Counties. He totally forgot to mention that a large minority had also came from Ireland, North Wales and Thornton Heath High Street.

Don't forget the Scandis, John. I was unfortunate enough to get involved in an incident with some Danish manyoo fans in the Arthur who were too loud in their praise of Peter Schmeichel years ago. Oof. I came a distant second in that one. Probably 3rd if the truth be told. I can still feel the kick between the legs. :D

cappuccinoeagle 07-03-2020 10:50 PM

The time slots at museum and gallery exhibitions- they seem to want to pack in many as people as possible to maximise profit.
The latest was Troy at the British Museum- excellent, but slow going due to the number of people.

radiomike 07-03-2020 11:03 PM

The use of the term royal duties which latterly equated with attending the league cup final, drinking Guinness using a hurling stick in horribly stage managed photos during a royal jaunt to Ireland. Now these two wastrels are hoping to go to Australia largely at our expense. Sadly some sycophants Buy into this royalist drivel.

Yoda 08-03-2020 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 15127993)
The time slots at museum and gallery exhibitions- they seem to want to pack in many as people as possible to maximise profit.
The latest was Troy at the British Museum- excellent, but slow going due to the number of people.

Yep, be careful if you book for Tutankhamen at the Saatchi, we had the same problem there. Choose the most anti social time slot that you can.

What bugs me is when people stand so close to the glass the no one else can see or read anything. Stand back a couple of feet and then several of us can see at the same time.

On the plus side, at least there are time slots nowadays. Chatting to a friend today, he remembered back in the 70s queuing outside for 6 hours with his mother to see that Tutankhamen exhibition!

Hedgehog 08-03-2020 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 15127993)
The time slots at museum and gallery exhibitions- they seem to want to pack in many as people as possible to maximise profit.
The latest was Troy at the British Museum- excellent, but slow going due to the number of people.

Would most of these people be tourist? I assume due to coronavirus that this problem will go away in a few weeks and you could have the place to yourself.

CP-RJW 08-03-2020 01:07 PM

Twats talking in cinemas.

Suppose I don’t care so much if it’s a big dumb action movie or goofy comedy, but something high drama like dark waters (good film by the way), keep your mouths shut. The twats in question weren’t even kids either, married couple that looked in their 40s.

CT_Palace 08-03-2020 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15128538)
Twats talking in cinemas.

Suppose I don’t care so much if it’s a big dumb action movie or goofy comedy, but something high drama like dark waters (good film by the way), keep your mouths shut. The twats in question weren’t even kids either, married couple that looked in their 40s.

Cinemas full stop.
Awful places.Stink of rancid sweet butter. Half the seats are in a shit location for viewing the screen and they are full of inconsiderate talking, seat kicking, munching, plastic packaging crunching twats.
VIP screen at 2pm on a Wednesday is the only time you will get me anywhere near the hell holes.

CP-RJW 08-03-2020 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15128626)
Cinemas full stop.
Awful places.Stink of rancid sweet butter. Half the seats are in a shit location for viewing the screen and they are full of inconsiderate talking, seat kicking, munching, plastic packaging crunching twats.
VIP screen at 2pm on a Wednesday is the only time you will get me anywhere near the hell holes.

This was in an Odeon, unfortunately. I rarely go to cinemas, and if I do, I’ll spend the extra money on a picturehouse or somewhere like that.

bubbs11 08-03-2020 04:05 PM

‘International Women’s Day.’

What a load of bol*ocks!

CT_Palace 08-03-2020 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15128756)
‘International Women’s Day.’

What a load of bol*ocks!

load of tits and bums surely?

cappuccinoeagle 08-03-2020 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15128756)
‘International Women’s Day.’



What a load of bol*ocks!


Why?

bubbs11 08-03-2020 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 15128792)
Why?

Irritating. Trying to make out they’re some hard done by minority. Not belittling the achievements of feminists in days gone by with real worthy causes, but a lot of women crying equality today are just wanting their cake and eat it. In my life I have to be honest and say women my age have had just as much, and quite frankly, more freedom to be what and who they want, than most men. There’s a reason why the suicide rate for men is much higher than for women.


And anyway, fed up of their constant nagging so I won’t be celebrating.

Stellavista 08-03-2020 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15128626)
Cinemas full stop.
Awful places.Stink of rancid sweet butter. Half the seats are in a shit location for viewing the screen and they are full of inconsiderate talking, seat kicking, munching, plastic packaging crunching twats.
VIP screen at 2pm on a Wednesday is the only time you will get me anywhere near the hell holes.

If you'd just had the sense to dig out your basement, you could be enjoying your own private cinema. A little planning goes a long way.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-03-2020 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15128538)
Twats talking in cinemas.

Suppose I don’t care so much if it’s a big dumb action movie or goofy comedy, but something high drama like dark waters (good film by the way), keep your mouths shut. The twats in question weren’t even kids either, married couple that looked in their 40s.

I tell people to be quiet.

Ardent Eagle Forever 08-03-2020 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15128758)
load of tits and bums surely?

Plenty of tits on display on Waterloo Bridge today.

PeterH 08-03-2020 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15128887)
If you'd just had the sense to dig out your basement, you could be enjoying your own private cinema. A little planning goes a long way.

He lives in a flat.

CP-RJW 08-03-2020 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15128846)
Irritating. Trying to make out they’re some hard done by minority. Not belittling the achievements of feminists in days gone by with real worthy causes, but a lot of women crying equality today are just wanting their cake and eat it. In my life I have to be honest and say women my age have had just as much, and quite frankly, more freedom to be what and who they want, than most men. There’s a reason why the suicide rate for men is much higher than for women.


And anyway, fed up of their constant nagging so I won’t be celebrating.

I’d disagree with much of that, and even if I didn’t, there’s an internationals men’s day too.

Hedgehog 08-03-2020 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15129125)
... there’s an internationals men’s day too.

Yep, February 30th...

pallet 08-03-2020 09:27 PM

People who smell of BO have a wash .

Grim Reaper 08-03-2020 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15125144)
Bloke at work got done for speeding on the way back from his.

I came home from my awareness course in 2015 (for my January speeding).....to find my next notice (from my February indiscretion) on my door mat when I got home. :clown:

Second time was 7am on a Sunday, doing 47 in a 40 when I was genuinely the only car about. Just couldn't believe they had a traffic cop up at that time.

Learnt my lesson. Been a good boy ever since.

Grim Reaper 08-03-2020 09:42 PM

Things that annoy you

Other people sneezing. There's an art to it....and most people fail miserably. Twats

Selhurst Celtic 08-03-2020 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15129139)
Yep, February 30th...

March 14th innit.

GorBlimey 08-03-2020 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15129194)
People who smell of BO have a wash .


I was stuck on a Ryanair flight a few seats away from a bloke whose BO could have been weaponized.


I truly pitied the poor sods who had to sit next to him.

Worksop Palace 08-03-2020 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15129194)
People who smell of BO have a wash .

Obviously not

Hedgehog 08-03-2020 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15129229)
March 14th innit.

Ummmm Steak!

(I'm old :sob: )

Selhurst Celtic 08-03-2020 11:34 PM

Rare & bloody.

Slimbloke'H' 09-03-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15129122)
He lives in a flat.

Even better. He can dig someone else's basement out and not have to suffer the upheaval! :)

Grim Reaper 09-03-2020 05:40 PM

Having a dry cough and the media furore now making me have to at least consider I might have coronavirus.....even though I haven't

PALACEWU 09-03-2020 05:52 PM

Has this aired yet...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-au...n-sydney-train

Maidstoned Eagle 09-03-2020 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15130022)
Even better. He can dig someone else's basement out and not have to suffer the upheaval! :)

Or he might have a flat with underground parking, no need to dig.

BERT'S HEAD 09-03-2020 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15130051)

The Aussies were the first to panic buy.

PALACEWU 09-03-2020 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15130068)
The Aussies were the first to panic buy.

He seemed quite reasonable in his grievance and she seemed like a total chunt, no idea if she was going home to a hoard of loo roll. Pandemic or not getting coughed at is pretty rank.

CT_Palace 09-03-2020 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15130055)
Or he might have a flat with underground parking, no need to dig.

I do have a bodega in the basement. Might not exactly take the IMAX screen I would really like, but if I knock through to the next door bodega and change the lock it might just work


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