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QUOTE (gel @ Feb 19 2018, 11:01 AM) *
Going, Going, Gone!

Just received my Yellow Pages, flagged with "Final Edition" on front cover.
Wonder if it'll become a collector's item one day smile.gif

I have to confess to mixed feelings about that, on the one hand it's yet another symbol of a gentler age now cast off but on the other hand it is almost totally redundant these days and a waste of paper to boot. I harbour a secret fear that the interweb, like Skynet, will one day turn against humanity and send us back to the stone age! biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Yesterday, 05:29 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Feb 18 2018, 05:09 PM) *
In the land of the racists, yes.

"It may not always be a good idea to call someone a racist, since many people, including bigots themselves, don't have a clear grasp of what racism is. Instead, they think racism is something in which only extremists take part. This means that even if a person does something that screams textbook “racist” to you, the individual in question will very likely disagree, making your decision to identify him as such backfire." dry.gif
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Posted on: Yesterday, 03:08 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Feb 18 2018, 02:45 PM) *
I don’t eat force fed bird livers. I don't go hunting and I try to live modestly, including reducing meat and dairy intake.

I believe the description is 'soyboy'. laugh.gif
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Posted on: Yesterday, 01:22 PM


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"He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"
But it sounds the sort of thing an over privileged young man who's parents indoctrinated him to hate Britain would do though.
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Posted on: Yesterday, 12:39 PM


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QUOTE (The Hatter @ Feb 18 2018, 09:41 AM) *
GF still has no problem using car she's far less stressed too. She shares journey with a couple of friends so it even costs less. Might be worth thinking about because the trains aren't going to get any better.

No good for AC I'm afraid, apparently he didn't get the memo about those big garishly yellow boxes on poles at the roadside being speed cameras.
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Posted on: Yesterday, 12:35 PM


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Just when you think it can't get worse he goes to prove just how much he really can't be trusted:

"Mr Corbyn risked further questions about his patriotism when he predicted Brazil or Germany would win this summer’s World Cup in Russia."

"The Arsenal fan told the COPA90 soccer fan YouTube channel: "I would love to say England (will win) but I doubt it. Brazil or Germany."

Oh the infamy! The shame!
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Posted on: Feb 17 2018, 09:48 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Child @ Feb 17 2018, 07:22 AM) *
A bit like Je Suis Churlish, for example, at least the humped back Tories don’t pretend to be against cruelty whether animal, human or other; ‘cause they’re not.

Glad to see Oscar Wilde is still alive and well! Its also worth noting that plenty of lefty types hunt n shoot. Conveniently forgotten when it suits, suits you sir, suits you. laugh.gif And where is the 'gentle' art of angling most ardently pursued, by the working class naturally. Hypocrisy raw and simple. Nice edit by the way!
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Posted on: Feb 17 2018, 12:54 AM


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For when the next one calls you while you're trying to watch the game:

https://youtu.be/-7OgWcwgB50
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Posted on: Feb 16 2018, 09:49 PM


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Sense talking:

https://youtu.be/FH1JnG_Wisg
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Posted on: Feb 15 2018, 07:23 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Feb 15 2018, 07:03 PM) *
Why are you giving them ideas? Little doubt it has been aired by the top table but as yet it is still a proposal. rolleyes.gif

Probably in JC's manifesto.
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Posted on: Feb 15 2018, 06:53 PM


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Check your local friendly supermarket pork based products. Pork of the EU is usually Danish.
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Posted on: Feb 14 2018, 10:04 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 14 2018, 08:52 PM) *
Lovely stuff! Some people huh.

I agree, thin sliced whole-wheat, a nice glass of Pomerol and some Calvados. Scrummy!
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Posted on: Feb 14 2018, 12:03 PM


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I really don't understand this, its a train carriage, how difficult is it to get this right? I mean it's not like we haven't seen one before, we know how they work for god's sake! Its a long box, on wheels with two rows of seats, windows, throw in a couple of toilets and something to eat off and that's it! Job done!
But oh no, that's not how it works matey! Let's get a 'design team' with 'vision' to do this. What was the brief? Oh right, let's do a carriage with no windows, that'll frustrate the customer, then, let's make sure the seats are uncomfortable and to complete the dehumanisation let's make the toilets difficult to get to when it's busy and lets not forget to deny access to food and water! But the crowning glory will be? Ta Da! Not enough seats to go round! An award winner, right there!

And people wonder why? Why do we want to hold on to our motorcars?
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Posted on: Feb 13 2018, 09:49 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 13 2018, 09:25 PM) *
Well, there you go. Sister in law came from Ferrageon and we had extended family visits.

Great cliff walks, and down to the calanques. Wonderful memories, heard my first Scops owl there. Bliss.
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Posted on: Feb 13 2018, 09:05 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 13 2018, 08:02 PM) *
Can be busy in the season, but that's no surprise. As you like boats, probably more pleasant.

Surprised you know it! Not many do. Where did you stay?
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Posted on: Feb 13 2018, 03:29 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 13 2018, 02:12 PM) *
I'd humbly suggest the classic English response does fit here. France is a lovely country, just a shame about the French! We are out of Europe soon, so the rest of the World is your oyster - go and enjoy.

Personally always found the French jolly personable, warm and friendly. With of course the usual caveats about Parisians. With that said the days of the traditional past time of trundling through sleepy french villages, startling the natives and scattering both chickens and children from underneath the wheels of an open topped sportster, a map in one hand and a glass of Burgundy in the other before disappearing in a cloud of petroleum fume, dust and melodious tootling are I'm sad to say, long gone. unsure.gif
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Posted on: Feb 13 2018, 10:18 AM


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Just noticed this rolleyes.gif
I have been twice now, once to the coast at Cassis which was lovely on a week's trip as an homage to my favourite author Marcel Pagnol and once for a two week stay at a town called Cabrieres. My impression was that like the curates egg it was 'good in parts' scenically it was very nice, the gorge de verdon is very impressive and of course the lavender files look lovely, but, and it's a big but, the whole place is overcrowded, expensive and choked with traffic.
Glad I went but I far prefer the Languadoc!
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Posted on: Feb 11 2018, 12:51 AM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 10 2018, 08:54 PM) *
Actually, very sensible and should be encouraged. I suspect the pollution caused by a bonfire is less than the heavy diesel powered lorry used to collect at the moment.

And the ashes can go on the flower beds as well.
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Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 07:40 PM


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Oh no! What will we do without Michelle Jenneke ??
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Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 04:12 PM


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Another shining beacon of yoof culture:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018...er-video-google
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Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 03:02 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 8 2018, 09:07 PM) *
My company is putting me up for 5 nights in a very nice hotel just down the road from my place of work. Be quite nice. I can have a lie in!!! They can stick the buses up there @ss.

Good man, Vive quasi cras moriturus. Oh for the return of a well padded expense account, a hotel bar and a lady of easy virtue to share it with. They truly were great times!
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Posted on: Feb 7 2018, 04:01 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 7 2018, 03:59 PM) *
We, well, one of my brothers got rid via a dealer. Not sure I even knew it's make, but it had cabin and usual floating caravan stuff, six berths and two Ford Diesel engines which didn't seem to get up much speed. He used it for fishing mainly, which is as facinating as football as a spectator sport.

Ok, thanks, fishing, like football and boating is and always has been, much more interesting in the doing than the watching. For me anyway.
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Posted on: Feb 7 2018, 12:01 AM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Feb 6 2018, 08:14 PM) *
Oh ok fine us proper CEO's are not adverse to helping out the lowest links of the chain when we can.......Will my helicopter be able to touch down ok......and which of my stores am I required to attend? laugh.gif

Maybe your imaginary helicopter flown by your imaginary pilot can touch down on the deck of your imaginary boat on its imaginary mooring before transferring to your imaginary limo and being driven by your imaginary chauffeur to one of your imaginary stores! That would be nice! laugh.gif Still if it makes you happy while you flip burgers thats ok with us. wink.gif
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Posted on: Feb 6 2018, 11:57 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Feb 6 2018, 07:31 PM) *
Come on Sir William! Nice attempt at irony though.

In boat terms, count me out. Last thing I'd ever want. My old man had one; worst problem was thinking up excuses for not 'coming for a little trip to France'. No tears shed when we waved that goodbye.

I'ts not for everyone I concur, just like sitting for hours at a time watching some overpaid witless buffoon kick a pigskin up and down a pitch isn't my cuppa tea. What boat did he have by the way? genuine interest.
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Posted on: Feb 6 2018, 07:04 PM


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On a sadder note I see Oyster have gone bust. Depressing, more so for the workers.
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