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MAD STEVE

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1 hour ago, Bullbasket said:

Along with all of the people who start a sentence with the word SO, and the ones who have to use LIKE every third word, this morning's TV news brought forth another irritation. People who have to end each sentence with an upward inflection whilst saying YEAH. There was an item about rough sleepers in the current cold weather, and the person being interviewed finished every sentence with YEAH. "Well, it was really cold last night yeah. I was wrapped up in my sleeping bag yeah, with all my clothes on yeah, but I just couldn't sleep, know what I mean, yeah".

Imagine getting trapped in a lift for hours on end with somebody who used all three. You'd be a gibbering wreck by the time rescue came.:suicide: 

I blame the Beatles...………………………………...

 

"She loves you YEAH, YEAH, YEAH "

(So)Wot goes round (Like) comes round (Yeah)

 

The sort of lift they need to be put in is one that goes down a mine shaft...……………………………………….one way  :D

 

Dick

 

 

YEAH

 

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8 minutes ago, jenko said:

I blame the Beatles...………………………………...

 

"She loves you YEAH, YEAH, YEAH "

(So)Wot goes round (Like) comes round (Yeah)

 

The sort of lift they need to be put in is one that goes down a mine shaft...……………………………………….one way  :D

 

Dick

 

 

YEAH

 

No

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2 hours ago, jenko said:

I blame the Beatles...………………………………...

 

"She loves you YEAH, YEAH, YEAH "

 

That goes down, not up like the Ozzie strine.

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15 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Along with all of the people who start a sentence with the word SO

Morning Chaps :) 

This just irritates the seven shades of crap out of me.....

You watch Sky News and people they interview all start with so...., reality tv shows (like Masterchef Aus) and they start...So

You go out to the shops and ask a question about a product - So.....

Obviously some giant celeb muppet spoke like that once for 5 seconds and now the whole world has to speak like them...

Drew the line when the daughters started speaking like that, when they said So, I immediately said so what? interrupting them mid sentence. They soon got the point :) 

 

I just wonder what has happened to individuality.... When I was at school, you didn't want to be like everyone else, you wanted to be different, or at least I did. Now, everyone looks like clones over everyone else, the same hair, clothes etc. Surely society has now lost its way when you are judged by the kind of phone you have...  

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8 minutes ago, MAD STEVE said:

I just wonder what has happened to individuality.... When I was at school, you didn't want to be like everyone else, you wanted to be different, or at least I did. Now, everyone looks like clones over everyone else, the same hair, clothes etc. Surely society has now lost its way when you are judged by the kind of phone you have...  

Mate, you obviously never went to boarding school. I did, and they spent five years (1959-1963) trying to make me conform, i.e. be like everyone else there. When I looked around and considered my fellow inmates I didn't think that that was such a good idea, so I kicked back. Hopefully they didn't break me ... One of the best experiences of my life was walking out of that place for the last time!

 

You're right about judging people by their phones, though.

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2 hours ago, MAD STEVE said:

Surely society has now lost its way when you are judged by the kind of phone you have...  

That's me snookered then. Mine cost £1.99 with no internet connection. Bliss!

I suppose things have moved on now. It used to be (maybe still is), that kids a school were judged by the make of trainers that they wore. If you didn't have the latest Nike at £100 plus per pair, you were an outsider. I wonder what would be made of my 15 euros a pair trainers from Decathlon.

Doesn't get any better in some circles as you get older either. They look down on you for not driving a massive 4x4 or a Beamer. My 20 year old Mondeo would have me cast out immediately.

 

John.

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So.... what really gets up my nose is people who say “it is what it is”. Reality broken through again, huh?

I reply these days with “yes, but it’s not what it was”

Gets them totally confused and generally stops it being repeated. 

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'Only dead fish travel with the current'

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21 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

What really bugs me with news interviewers is when they ask someone a question and keep interupting when they try to give an answer,whether it's Andrew Marr/BBC news or Channel 4 it really gets on my nerves....

Surely it's the interviewers job to interupt if the interviewee's going off topic. If they don't want to answer a question why not say so instead of waffling or drifting off topic. We need more Interviewer's who can ask the right questions and stop politicians waffling, those that can't are just a waste of ink or airtime.

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2 hours ago, Circloy said:

Surely it's the interviewers job to interupt if the interviewee's going off topic. If they don't want to answer a question why not say so instead of waffling or drifting off topic. We need more Interviewer's who can ask the right questions and stop politicians waffling, those that can't are just a waste of ink or airtime.

I wasn't really talking about politicians but people in general whether they're from charities etc who are trying to explain something and keep getting interupted,i know interviewers have time limits but at least let them finish what they are trying to say,some viewers might be interested....

 

Edit: The last part of your post about being a waste of airtime,what about Micheal Parkinson and a few others that actually listened to who they were talking to and are legends,the ones on the news just come across as 'i'm not really interested but it's my job'....

Edited by Vince1159

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Pay TV is having technical issues and I'm out of beer.....to quote one of my favourite Simpsons episodes "no tv and no beer make Brad something something"....go crazy? 

 

DON'T MIND IF I DO............ARRRRRRRRGHHHHHUBBLBLBBLBLBLLBLLBLBLLLLBBLLWOOOOPWOOOP

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On 1/31/2019 at 3:42 AM, Admiral Puff said:

There's nothing worn under the kilt - it's all in perfect working order ...(Thank you, Spike Milligan ...)

I'll get your coat.

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7 hours ago, MAD STEVE said:

Morning Chaps :) 

This just irritates the seven shades of crap out of me.....

You watch Sky News and people they interview all start with so...., reality tv shows (like Masterchef Aus) and they start...So

You go out to the shops and ask a question about a product - So.....

Obviously some giant celeb muppet spoke like that once for 5 seconds and now the whole world has to speak like them...

Drew the line when the daughters started speaking like that, when they said So, I immediately said so what? interrupting them mid sentence. They soon got the point :) 

 

I just wonder what has happened to individuality.... When I was at school, you didn't want to be like everyone else, you wanted to be different, or at least I did. Now, everyone looks like clones over everyone else, the same hair, clothes etc. Surely society has now lost its way when you are judged by the kind of phone you have...  

I really don't care anymore. I'll be dead soon but I still intend to have a bloody good moan between now & then. They'll get the world they deserve & whilst I am anticipating a steady decline here in the 'West' I draw comfort from the fact that the future of mankind lies with the Chinese, the vast majority of whom still know how to look after themselves on a basic level.

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I wish I could disagree Dave but I do think we are looking at the decline of western civilisation for real now. It's funny, being a Heavy Metal fan back in the eighties I recall all the PMRC stuff in America and folks campaigning against the evils of Heavy Metal and yet, looking back much of the Metal Music was actually complaining about the decay rather than contributing to it and now people seem to glory in the decay and are working hard at removing the concepts of right and wrong that are the foundations of society. I read the other day that the 'decency' laws have now been changed in England and Wales so that porn which includes torture, sado-masochism and other grotesque practices is no longer considered 'beyond the pale' and in another news article people having sex in public on the London Underground (and filming it and sharing online) recently netted a small fine and a community payback order. Definitely not the signs of a healthy society.

 

I'm really looking forward to getting my transport off this world and, when the time comes I will be putting a case to the council to 'evac' a select group of humans that are worthy of being given a chance on a fresh world. Don't worry Dave your name will be on the list if you wish to get the heck out of dodge. I will also suggest that the Vogons should finally be allowed to put their interstellar highway through this sector.

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Ya know what REALLY frosts my butt?

 

A snowcone about that high...

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1 hour ago, Beardie said:

I recall all the PMRC stuff in America and folks campaigning against the evils of Heavy Metal

It was the same with Rock 'n' Roll back in the 50's,remember the impact Elvis had,have a look at my last posts in the 'What music are you playing' thread Beardie,you might like it.....

Edit: Sorry,forgot to say last page.....

Edited by Vince1159

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6 hours ago, Circloy said:

We need more Interviewer's who can ask the right questions and stop politicians waffling

Like these two...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6a_weyzkY4

 

Bird and Fortune. Epic comedy. Apparently they just went at it without much script and tried to make each other 'corpse'.

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Very good and very prophetic. The snowflakes wold go bonkers if they saw that.

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Nothing appeared on this thread since Saturday, and I had to look for it on page 2.....tut tut!!

So therefore.........a long running grump. The endless stream of mindless drivel on Saturday night TV. If it's not Strictly then it's The Greatest Dancer or Dancing on Ice, or The Voice or The X Factor or Britain's got Talent ad nauseum. Now, before some little clever bottom asks "how do you know all this if you don't watch it", the answer is quite simple. The channels in question show trailers over and over and over again. To me, the one thing that comes out of these programs is that the contestants are superfluous. It's all about the judges and how much they can overact. You can't tell me that it's not scripted. Bring back Val Doonican and Saturday Night Theatre.

 

John (Contemplating hari kari).

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27 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

Nothing appeared on this thread since Saturday, and I had to look for it on page 2.....tut tut!!

 

Obviously everybody but you & me (even Beardie) is ha**y at the moment & have nothing to moan about, who would have thought it. As to the subject of Saturday night tv I couldn't agree more, but it's not just Sat. night, it's pretty much all of it. All tv now produced in this country appears to be aimed at the mass,popularist market driven by the need of independant tv to garner advertising revenue & the BBC to justify the licence fee. The very thing that used to make the BBC the producer of the worlds best tv programming (it's ability to be above the need to produce all of it's programming to appeal the mass of the populace) the tv licence, has now become the albatross round it's neck.

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15 minutes ago, spaddad said:

Obviously everybody but you & me (even Beardie) is ha**y at the moment & have nothing to moan about, who would have thought it. As to the subject of Saturday night tv I couldn't agree more, but it's not just Sat. night, it's pretty much all of it. All tv now produced in this country appears to be aimed at the mass,popularist market driven by the need of independant tv to garner advertising revenue & the BBC to justify the licence fee. The very thing that used to make the BBC the producer of the worlds best tv programming (it's ability to be above the need to produce all of it's programming to appeal the mass of the populace) the tv licence, has now become the albatross round it's neck.

May I be allowed to say hear hear?

 

I really agree with the fact that saturday night tv - across all channels - has descended into a morass of rubbish, though I would exclude from that the repeats of Dad's Army on BBC 2 - (always and everlasting good tv) and actually, Strictly Come Dancing does provide a decent couple of hours - after all, there are people on it who develop and blossom into good dancers - not compettion pro standard, but far, far better than ever I coud manage to turn my wife around the dance floor, and that is the charm of the programme for me - but it is the compulsion to achieve ratings as you say that has subverted the BBC from its original premise of providing tv that informs, educates and entertains.

 

it won't get any better.

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Happy? Me? You must be joking! Currently my big grump is viruses. I try to avoid direct human contact as much as possible as your average 'man in the street' are orrible smelly, annoying creatures! Took the wife to a hospital appointment last Tuesday, didn't stop anywhere else but went straight home. Wednesday morning my nose starts tickling and I start sneezing......Grrrrrr!!!!

Since then it has fluctuated between dripping, sneezing, blocked nose, gravelly throat, feeling woozy, difficulty sleeping due to annoying nose, too cold then too hot then too cold ad nauseam. Haven't had one of these human nasties since the beginning of last year and the evil little sods are making up for lost time.

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Ahh Beardie, you took the wife to the hospital! 

Don't you know that's where all the germs go for their holidays?

Have you never wondered why the temperature in there is so high?*.......now you know!

Trust you get rid of the lurgy PDQ.

Paul

 

 

*Before anyone takes umbrage, the above comment was meant in jest!

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Aye the haven't nicknamed the QEUH the 'Death Star' for nothing!

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1 hour ago, spaddad said:

Obviously everybody but you & me (even Beardie) is ha**y at the moment & have nothing to moan about, who would have thought it. As to the subject of Saturday night tv I couldn't agree more, but it's not just Sat. night, it's pretty much all of it. All tv now produced in this country appears to be aimed at the mass,popularist market driven by the need of independant tv to garner advertising revenue & the BBC to justify the licence fee. The very thing that used to make the BBC the producer of the worlds best tv programming (it's ability to be above the need to produce all of it's programming to appeal the mass of the populace) the tv licence, has now become the albatross round it's neck.

I don't know what we would do without our Humax. Because we can record around 100 hours of programs, we are able to pick and choose what we want to watch. The Beeb still manages to put out good documentaries such as Ambulance and Hospital and there are a few on the other channels also, and for dramas, the repeat channels such as Drama and ITV3 keep us occupied. I hate to think though what it would be like if we had to watch live television with no facility to record.

 

John.

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