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Maidstoned Eagle 29-04-2020 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15202202)
Yes. I love those videos.

I just use the Elementary book, but I skipped through the levels to see how the story unfolds.....:supergrin:

The Norwoodsman 29-04-2020 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15199992)
the same thing happened ours because the pipes from the sink were blocked and the water was backing up in to the dishwasher. it fkin stank. Got it fixed today - £90 well spent. i dont have to manually wash the dishes any more.
Yes, i actually pull my weight around the house, no need to compliment me. ;)

This may well be the issue here as the bottom was full of water and it won't start after being drained. No stink yet though.

I'd gladly pay that to not have to wash up a household's worth of stay at home cooking twice a day.

If you're Croydon-area I'd happily take a recommendation assuming they'll come out at the moment and distance sensibly etc.

Cheers

ExiledStirling 29-04-2020 09:24 AM

I would be amazed if I have not mentioned him before on this thread but just in case, Colin Murray.

Maz 29-04-2020 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15202674)
I would be amazed if I have not mentioned him before on this thread but just in case, Colin Murray.

December. (And before that).

little al 29-04-2020 09:44 AM

Rosie Jones. Sorry but she is just a box ticker. Takes forever to tell a joke (really not her fault) but is just not funny.

Nigel_Scarfer 29-04-2020 09:52 AM

People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

El Aguila 29-04-2020 09:57 AM

Indeed.

Maz 29-04-2020 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

^^

ExiledStirling 29-04-2020 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15202685)
December. (And before that).

Having now done the search myself it is comforting to know I am not alone.

Maidstoned Eagle 29-04-2020 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

Well, indeed.

ExiledStirling 29-04-2020 10:32 AM

People who are too lazy to write 'well quite' using '^^' instead.

the digger 29-04-2020 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15202858)
Well, indeed.

Quite

Maz 29-04-2020 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15202870)
People who are too lazy to write 'well quite' using '^^' instead.

Arrows.

little al 29-04-2020 10:35 AM

^^

Joe85 29-04-2020 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?


Just an internet thing. :(

Olympian2 29-04-2020 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

I say it in real life, too.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 29-04-2020 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15202884)
I say it in real life, too.

Absolutely.

Maz 29-04-2020 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15202931)
Absolutely.

Spot on.

Joe85 29-04-2020 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15202989)
Spot on.

This.

Wolfnipplechips 29-04-2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

Guilty.

Wolfnipplechips 29-04-2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15202870)
People who are too lazy to write 'well quite' using '^^' instead.

Guilty.

Wolfnipplechips 29-04-2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15202875)
Arrows.

Guilty.

ExiledStirling 29-04-2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15203105)
This.

^

(quite, not well)

Wolfnipplechips 29-04-2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15202989)
Spot on.

180

Wolfnipplechips 29-04-2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15203105)
This.

Wanker.:D

3 Beers at HT 29-04-2020 12:46 PM

Finishing the washing up, emptying the bowl and wiping up the mess only to look across to the frying pan sitting there, laughing at me.

Every time :grrr:

Joe85 29-04-2020 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15203120)
Wanker.:D

Yup.

little al 29-04-2020 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15203165)
Yup.

****

Joe85 29-04-2020 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15203237)
****

:lux:

DARZET EAGLE 29-04-2020 01:24 PM

Indeed.

chrisophiex 29-04-2020 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 15203159)
Finishing the washing up, emptying the bowl and wiping up the mess only to look across to the frying pan sitting there, laughing at me.

Every time :grrr:


Ditto

Vendy 29-04-2020 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 15203159)
Finishing the washing up, emptying the bowl and wiping up the mess only to look across to the frying pan sitting there, laughing at me.

Every time :grrr:

Same

Don_Rogers 29-04-2020 01:50 PM

Has anyone watched Hinterland? Just started watching and the characters just seem to stare at each other for large parts of the time. They don't say anything, just stare. In real life one of them would say "what the f**k are you looking at" but they don't. I know it's supposed to be atmospheric but it means I've had to stop watching.

west country boy 29-04-2020 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15202718)
Rosie Jones. Sorry but she is just a box ticker. Takes forever to tell a joke (really not her fault) but is just not funny.

I assume you aren't talking about the former Page 3 Stunna?

Nigel_Scarfer 29-04-2020 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15202718)
Rosie Jones. Sorry but she is just a box ticker. Takes forever to tell a joke (really not her fault) but is just not funny.

On the Comedy Central Roast, the comedian she was up against (Alex Booker) said possibly the most politically incorrect joke I have ever heard.

"I think of Rosie as being the Rose West of female comedy. By that, I mean that she is likely to die before she finishes her sentence".

In the context of the event, it was ******* funny but drew a proper gasp from the audience.

Stavros 69 29-04-2020 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Panther (Post 15202639)
Delivered mine to a garden centre (which does act as a delivery point) but....

...which isn’t open.

Just had a guy from yodel knock, he was part of the investigations team. Apparently the driver managed not to deliver 5 other wine order that day, he’s been suspended. What a cock.

little al 29-04-2020 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15203328)
I assume you aren't talking about the former Page 3 Stunna?

Check your rep.

Sharkba1t 29-04-2020 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15203493)
Just had a guy from yodel knock, he was part of the investigations team. Apparently the driver managed not to deliver 5 other wine order that day, he’s been suspended. What a cock.

What a drunken "cock" :lux:

Aki Aki Aki 29-04-2020 06:28 PM

Sky's Beth Rigby, as bad as Kay Burley.

Sharkba1t 30-04-2020 08:45 AM

The BBC news headline this morning is the 100th birthday of Captain Tom.
The BBC used to report important news from over the world, now it is reduced to this pointless shite.

Sharkba1t 30-04-2020 08:45 AM

Oh and Naga Munchetty. So fking smug .

Wayne Andrews is God 30-04-2020 08:59 AM

.

little al 30-04-2020 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15204855)
The BBC news headline this morning is the 100th birthday of Captain Tom.
The BBC used to report important news from over the world, now it is reduced to this pointless shite.

Colonel Tom.

I wouldn't suggest you put on ITV.

Andy in Rome 30-04-2020 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15204855)
The BBC news headline this morning is the 100th birthday of Captain Tom.
The BBC used to report important news from over the world, now it is reduced to this pointless shite.

... and yesterday it was Boris' new sprog.

They obviously have a brief to report and emphasise the less depressing news element during the crisis. sort of "cheer up it ain't all bad news, we're still plucky Brits, and at times like this the problems of the rest of the world don't matter so much".

To be honest, I've stopped watching BBC news at the moment, purely & simply because they are not reporting all the news: everything is shot through the prism of the UK (and primarily England's) response to the coronavirus.

I know it's the single most important issue facing us at the moment, but there are things - important things that will affect us sooner or later - going on elsewhere in the world, and I'd like to hear about them as well.

little al 30-04-2020 09:26 AM

The BBC is totally biased. Even the Panorama programme from Monday was a shambles. All the NHS staff featured have links to the Labour party. No balance at all.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 15203159)
Finishing the washing up, emptying the bowl and wiping up the mess only to look across to the frying pan sitting there, laughing at me.

Every time :grrr:

If it happens everytime why not either get it whilst collecting everything to be washed or cut down on fried food?

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15204889)
The BBC is totally biased. Even the Panorama programme from Monday was a shambles. All the NHS staff featured have links to the Labour party. No balance at all.

Thats because NHS staff have seen what the tories have done yo the NHS.

little al 30-04-2020 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15204899)
Thats because NHS staff have seen what the tories have done yo the NHS.

And Labour before that, and the coilation. They all do it.
The one thing I would love to see coming out of this is the NHS put into a cross party management, so it can't ever again be used as a political football.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15204940)
And Labour before that, and the coilation. They all do it.
The one thing I would love to see coming out of this is the NHS put into a cross party management, so it can't ever again be used as a political football.

Remind me again which party members cheered when the nurses pay rise was rejected?

little al 30-04-2020 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15204953)
Remind me again which party members cheered when the nurses pay rise was rejected?

When did I say they were right?

Olympian2 30-04-2020 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Nigel_Scarfer (Post 15202756)
People who respond to a post with "well quite". You may think it makes you come across as intellectual, but to me it makes you come across as tediously pompous and patronising.

Question for those that do use this, do you say it to people in real life, where the chances are they would look at you like the faux intellectual twat you are, or is it just an internet thing?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15202884)
I say it in real life, too.

Update - I just used 'Well, quite' in a work exchange & got a 'Thanks!' in response. :p

Maz 30-04-2020 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Andy in Rome (Post 15204882)
... and yesterday it was Boris' new sprog.

They obviously have a brief to report and emphasise the less depressing news element during the crisis. sort of "cheer up it ain't all bad news, we're still plucky Brits, and at times like this the problems of the rest of the world don't matter so much".

To be honest, I've stopped watching BBC news at the moment, purely & simply because they are not reporting all the news: everything is shot through the prism of the UK (and primarily England's) response to the coronavirus.

I know it's the single most important issue facing us at the moment, but there are things - important things that will affect us sooner or later - going on elsewhere in the world, and I'd like to hear about them as well.

Normally I would say indeed, but perhaps it’s better to say that these are my feelings entirely.

Custard Pie 30-04-2020 10:18 AM

Petty, I know, but I've just listened to the new charity recording of "Times like These" and it's the singing method of many current singers, both male and female. That croaky, over emotional, forced, mumbly, baby-like way of "emoting" makes Chris Martin's last line of the song a haven of understated class. It just really annoys me.
But a great song and a more than worthy cause.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15204992)
When did I say they were right?

When you started to use whataboutism to defend them.

PeterH 30-04-2020 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15204953)
Remind me again which party members cheered when the nurses pay rise was rejected?

Ohhh. You can't sat that Pete.

I got called a wanker bys some Tory prick who thinks he knows everything because his wife works at the NHS.

Strangely I have found that I get called these terms all the time, and many times others say the same thing and don't get abused in this way.

I might have mentioned on that CV1 thread that the UK had more deaths than italy. I was accused of all sorts on that. I think another govt defender asked me if I could see in the future.

I won't hold my breath waiting for any apologies.

I saw a piece (albiet The Sun again) suggesting the Chinese CCP were sending their diplomats out to come down hard on anyone criticising them. Latest having a go at Australia for asking how the virus really came about.

Apparantly that's a no no to talk about as well. Can't talk about them trying to position themselves to control the world.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 10:43 AM

My ex wife was a midwife, I saw what she had to put up with. Flat cap tories do my nut in.

PeterH 30-04-2020 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15205067)
My ex wife was a midwife, I saw what she had to put up with. Flat cap tories do my nut in.

Well quite. :p


I took a look at COV1 the last couple of pages. They seem to be saying the same shit they were saying two days back. It's like a 24 hr news channel with nothing to report. The Tory backing deniers have got their control on it though.

Best they stay there.

PeterH 30-04-2020 10:51 AM

Pete, I watched all those AEF videos to the end of the story as well. We have access to al the downloadables and videos for all the series.

I get given free Oxford online courses which is nice. Seriously, the next one coming up is Teaching people with Special Needs. I should walk that with my experience of the plums on here.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15205079)
Pete, I watched all those AEF videos to the end of the story as well. We have access to al the downloadables and videos for all the series.

I get given free Oxford online courses which is nice. Seriously, the next one coming up is Teaching people with Special Needs. I should walk that with my experience of the plums on here.

We have all the material loaded onto our computers, we also have Cambridge and Oxford access. :D

However, I also found a lot of the videos are on youtube.

little al 30-04-2020 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15205067)
My ex wife was a midwife, I saw what she had to put up with. Flat cap tories do my nut in.

Never mind love.

Coastal Palace 30-04-2020 01:20 PM

Emma Thompson.

Wolfnipplechips 30-04-2020 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15204889)
The BBC is totally biased. Even the Panorama programme from Monday was a shambles. All the NHS staff featured have links to the Labour party. No balance at all.

That’s right Al. Attack the programme not the totally unchallenged truths within it.

Blind_Eagle 30-04-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15205059)
I think another govt defender asked me if I could see in the future.

I won't hold my breath waiting for any apologies.

It was me that asked if you could see into the future but I am no defender of this government in any shape or form.

I too won't hold my breath waiting for any apologies. :)

west country boy 30-04-2020 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15203495)
Check your rep.

Ta. I'd never heard of the "comedian".

little al 30-04-2020 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15205367)
Ta. I'd never heard of the "comedian".

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

Polak 30-04-2020 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15204856)
Oh and Naga Munchetty. So fking smug .

There were a few people sitting around chatting about the start of lockdown a few weeks ago and someone mentioned that at least we can have a drink and Dan Walker and the others laughed but she said as long as you don't breach government guidelines. Smug and miserable.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15205286)
That’s right Al. Attack the programme not the totally unchallenged truths within it.

Is that because he can't?

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15205196)
Never mind love.

Cracking comeback, tory boy.

little al 30-04-2020 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15205463)
Cracking comeback, tory boy.

Bless:hi:

little al 30-04-2020 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15205460)
Is that because he can't?

I never saw it, I only read about the contributors.

CP-RJW 30-04-2020 03:52 PM

Shit drizzly weather all of a sudden

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15205554)
I never saw it, I only read about the contributors.

In the tory press? Nice unbiased opinions....still, at least they watched it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/st...nzsSm4HJ1Sw914

Joe85 30-04-2020 06:00 PM

Things that annoy you
 
. Wrong thread.

little al 30-04-2020 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15205648)
In the tory press? Nice unbiased opinions....still, at least they watched it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/st...nzsSm4HJ1Sw914

Question or statement?

I never said where I read it, if thats any help.

ob13 30-04-2020 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15205587)
Shit drizzly weather all of a sudden

if its only drizzly you are lucky ,been out working in it all day in wiltshire and it was proper pissing down there.

Joe85 30-04-2020 08:13 PM

People that install those pointless 3 round pin lighting sockets. Something that absolutely know ones needs or is likely to ever use.

Maidstoned Eagle 30-04-2020 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15205803)
Question or statement?

I never said where I read it, if thats any help.

Keep digging, tory boy.

ExiledStirling 30-04-2020 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15204893)
If it happens everytime why not either get it whilst collecting everything to be washed or cut down on fried food?

Though I think your advice is excellent if a tad extreme (cutting down on fried food.. wow!!) , there is a third option and that is to place all dirty cutlery in the frying pan.

Prince Phillip 01-05-2020 10:27 PM

Bored of people’s domestic backdrops in video calls now. Becoming way too forced. Plain black is the new plain black.

Salad_Burnet 01-05-2020 10:33 PM

Ordinary people.

I expect to see them on u-tube and out-and-about, but it pisses me off seeing them in such large numbers on my television set.

PeterH 01-05-2020 10:34 PM

Avoiding all video calls like the plague.

Got invited to one by good friends that had to be organised around the clapalong. Mmmmm pass, thanks.

There have been five or six with my team at work. Haven't signed on to any of them.

PeterH 01-05-2020 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 15207514)
Ordinary people.

I expect to see them on u-tube and out-and-about, but it pisses me off seeing them in such large numbers on my television set.

Here it is B list Chilean TV celebs from their homes. Being asked their take on the virus and the like, as though they have the faintest idea. Often on 3 of the five channels at once.

They probably get paid for appearances as well.

Prince Phillip 01-05-2020 10:39 PM

The charities are going hell for leather on daytime TV currently, too. Ohhh look at them at home with a headset on in front of their bedroom wardrobe......here’s £10 a month to you all.....

Salad_Burnet 01-05-2020 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15207518)
Here it is B list Chilean TV celebs from their homes. Being asked their take on the virus and the like, as though they have the faintest idea. Often on 3 of the five channels at once.

They probably get paid for appearances as well.

Over here, it's mostly advertisers using the heroism of ordinary people to sell crap.

PeterH 01-05-2020 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15207521)
The charities are going hell for leather on daytime TV currently, too. Ohhh look at them at home with a headset on in front of their bedroom wardrobe......here’s £10 a month to you all.....

I put the TV on once a day to have a news round up. Then it gets switched off.

PeterH 01-05-2020 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 15207524)
Over here, it's mostly advertisers using the heroism of ordinary people to sell crap.

Yep, here not so bad. Bank of Chile a bit. But they have suspended credit repayments and the like, and their owner has made a lot of donations. They get a pass.

Prince Phillip 01-05-2020 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15207527)
I put the TV on once a day to have a news round up. Then it gets switched off.

Sounds a bit like the way I watch “specialist” movies for the first 5 minutes only.....

Vendy 01-05-2020 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15207505)
Bored of people’s domestic backdrops in video calls now. Becoming way too forced. Plain black is the new plain black.

The bookcases have been doing my head in.

I will also add the advertising by some of the journalist in the daily press conference

Prince Phillip 01-05-2020 10:50 PM

It annoys me when the Coronavirus thread slips to about 8th in rank in General Chit Chat and there isn’t a final post saying “done, gone, over”
Roll on the day....

PeterH 01-05-2020 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 15207538)
The bookcases have been doing my head in.

I will also add the advertising by some of the journalist in the daily press conference

I might do one with my DVD collection behind me, or better all my Palace stuff.

Salad_Burnet 01-05-2020 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15207541)
It annoys me when the Coronavirus thread slips to about 8th in rank in General Chit Chat and there isn’t a final post saying “done, gone, over”
Roll on the day....

Such a poignant post.

3 Beers at HT 02-05-2020 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15204893)
If it happens everytime why not either get it whilst collecting everything to be washed or cut down on fried food?

The frying pan is left on the hob with a layer of hot water to soak whilst everything else is submerged in the sink, but despite being less than a few feet away I still manage to forget about it.

Low-calorie cooking spray has been a staple for a number of years now :p

Maidstoned Eagle 02-05-2020 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 15207672)
The frying pan is left on the hob with a layer of hot water to soak whilst everything else is submerged in the sink, but despite being less than a few feet away I still manage to forget about it.

Low-calorie cooking spray has been a staple for a number of years now :p

You have my sympathies.

Mr Mojo Risin 02-05-2020 09:20 AM

The phrase the “new normal” which appears to be spoken by just about everyone on TV at the moment. I understand why life will have to be different for the next few months but none of what is happening, or will happen in the next few months, is in any way “normal”. And whilst I am sure it isn’t the intention, it does sound rather Orwellian.

kabbott 02-05-2020 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15208010)
The phrase the “new normal” which appears to be spoken by just about everyone on TV at the moment. I understand why life will have to be different for the next few months but none of what is happening, or will happen in the next few months, is in any way “normal”. And whilst I am sure it isn’t the intention, it does sound rather Orwellian.

It will become normal and it will be new. HTH!

Adlerhorst 02-05-2020 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15208010)
The phrase the “new normal” which appears to be spoken by just about everyone on TV at the moment. I understand why life will have to be different for the next few months but none of what is happening, or will happen in the next few months, is in any way “normal”. And whilst I am sure it isn’t the intention, it does sound rather Orwellian.

Look at it positively.

For lots of people new normal will mean less money and hours wasted on commuting for the rest of their careers.

It will mean less asthma for kids in cities as pollution is dramatically reduced and hopefully won’t spring all the way back.

Plus it provides a really good excuse for not seeing family members you don’t want to for at least a few years.

chrisophiex 02-05-2020 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15208010)
The phrase the “new normal” which appears to be spoken by just about everyone on TV at the moment. I understand why life will have to be different for the next few months but none of what is happening, or will happen in the next few months, is in any way “normal”. And whilst I am sure it isn’t the intention, it does sound rather Orwellian.


That’s a doubleplusgood post.

Navigation 02-05-2020 11:24 AM

Wonder how the police and Trump would respond if demonstrators were young, black and carrying guns.

Brett 02-05-2020 06:29 PM

Elvis. They call him 'The King' but I've listened to his Greatest Hits today and it's just covers. Not an original work anywhere.

GorBlimey 02-05-2020 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15208635)
Elvis. They call him 'The King' but I've listened to his Greatest Hits today and it's just covers. Not an original work anywhere.


F*ck me, next you'll be saying Frank Sinatra is shit because he never wrote a song!


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