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Joined on: Saturday, 29th December 2001, 21:40, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 13:54

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About this user: Calm down girls... he ugly.

This user has posted a total of 4805 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 0.66 messages a day, or 4.59 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 18 messages, which is on average 0.6 messages a day.

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RE: Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I've long been fascinated by US medical costs, which seem utterly outrageous to us, particularly if you are uninsured.

If you have a baby and they take the baby and hand it to the mother for skin on skin contact, that's a $40 charge. If they give a child a Teddy bear to hold in an ambulance, I believe that's a similar charge.

Remember a large swathe of the tory/ukip party want our healthcare privatised.

RE: [VIDEO] Meat Loaf - rest in peace...

Seeing reports that he may have died of covid and was unvaxed.

[VIDEO] RE: Meat Loaf - rest in peace...

His music was really not for me, but he really was a force of nature and quite a funny f***er

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

And now talk of blackmail against Tory MPs trying to oust Johnson.

The really depressing thing is the amount of time, energy and cost trying to save the personal ambitions of a lying narcissist not fit for the office in the first place.

Chucking every last covid restriction out of the window to appease angry right-wing 'libertarian' covid denying backbenchers and keep them on side tells you that saving his arse is more important than protecting vulnerable citizens.

RE: [VIDEO] Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon

Very similar look to the films (notwithstanding the fact we're only seeing intro graphics).

RE: Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

It isn't over just because people are fed up with it. And I have not read one 'expert' who says Omicron is 'a great thing' just because it may be a milder variant. Tell that to the thousand people a week who are dying.

Letting a pandemic rip may lead to weaker variants over time or may well lead to more deadly ones. Pretending it's gone away is the worst possible take.

RE: Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards

Looks like Amazon are doing a (not unexpected) u-turn.

Quote:
The expected change regarding the use of Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk will no longer take place on January 19. We are working closely with Visa on a potential solution that will enable customers to continue using their Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk. 

Should we make any changes related to Visa credit cards, we will give you advance notice. Until then, you can continue to use Visa credit cards, debit cards, Mastercard, American Express, and Eurocard as you do today.

Thank you for being an Amazon customer.

RE: The Tories finally get their wish of destroying the BBC

Quote:
mbilko says...
"I am a great fan of auntie beeb but the license fee is too much for some pensioners and those on low income so something has to change but like most I don't have the answer either"

The govt. abolished the free licence fee for pensioners and then said the Beeb could pay it if they wanted to keep it (deliberately making it the BBC's problem - they could then blame them for forever more).

RE: The Tories finally get their wish of destroying the BBC

Quote:
Jitendar Canth says...
"Says a culture secretary whose remaining time in government can probably be measured in months, if not weeks."

I hope so, but who'd replace her if someone like Truss or Patel got the top job?

There is only one direction of travel for the Beeb with this lot in power.

Tories finally get their wish of destroying the BBC

Great for Murdoch and other foreign owned press/media a disaster for the UK.

Decline of the UK in full snowball rolling down hill mode now.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jan/16/bbc-licence-fee-to-be-abolished-in-2027-and-funding-frozen?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

This item was edited on Sunday, 16th January 2022, 15:17

RE: [VIDEO] Toast of Tinseltown

It's just brilliantly bizarre. Written by Father Ted writer Arthur Mathews of course.

There's an episode where Josh Homme turns up (from Queens of the Stone Age). I spent half the episode thinking "that can't be Josh Homme?"

RE: [VIDEO] Toast of Tinseltown

My early lockdown mental salve was re-watching all of Toast of London and Garth Merenghi's Darkplace late at night. There's something other-worldly about them.

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

From twitter:

“I was with Ms Arcuri for 25 minutes before I realised I wasn’t getting IT lessons.”

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I saw an article a few days ago (can't find now) that reckons we are going to get a resurgence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases too so you can add that in...

RE: Cunk on Britain

I preferred the sitcom to Cunk, tbh.

It's called Mandy. On iplayer.

Oh yeah, she's also a regular character on the brilliant Motherland, also on iplayer.

This item was edited on Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 14:43

RE: [VIDEO] Christmas TV - anything you`re looking forward to?

Quote:
mbilko says...
"couldn't agree more, it was sensational and anti trump was right up my street :)"

Only obliquely aimed at Trump I'd say - there were multiple targets. I suspect they picked Streep as a female prez to get away from the too-obvious comparison.

If you hadn't guessed, the film's main subtext is the climate disaster that is happening in front of our faces that we are diligently ignoring.

RE: [VIDEO] Christmas TV - anything you`re looking forward to?

Watched Don't Look Up on Netflix. Loved it. Some pretty on the nose satire but real life seems pretty on the nose right now.

Mark Rylance as the Musk/Zuckerberg/Bezos/Gates/name-your-billionaire weirdo character was particularly amusing.

Big recommendings.

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Getting Adrian Dunbar to narrate this (unless it was a particularly good mimic) was the extra touch of genius to this.

RE: [VIDEO] The Wheel Of Time

"Help, we've been caught by the trollocs"

Two or three episodes in, and I'm not into it yet. It doesn't help that the big scary monsters are like something from a children's fairytale and named by the two Ronnie's sketch writers.

RE: F1 Final race - wow!!

Quite an unbelievably unfair thing to do, effectively putting Verstappen right behind Hamilton with a free pitstop and seemingly changing the rules to do so. Did they buckle from all the constant pressure Red Bull were putting on them over the decisions throughout the season?

I'll be amazed if they reverse the decision, but Mercedes are fully justified in being extremely angry about it.

RE: Live action Cowboy Bebop incoming, Nov Netflix

Quote:
Gareth Williams says...
"This has been cancelled after one season."

I'm disappointed and haven't even seen it yet.

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"Front-runner appears to be Liz Truss..."

Agreed. Not Sunak and certainly not Gove. Hunt an outside bet.

Saw a little snippet of her when asked about the No.10 parties and (with a bit of a smirk) she said something like "I was doing trade missions at the time, I didn't go to any parties" the subtext being 'nothing to do with me, I was diligently doing my job for the country' but also it wasn't remotely trying to defend the party goers or indeed the PM 'if they are going to p*** about, it's on them'.

I've seen a couple of high ranking tories say pretty much "we have to believe the PM when he says he didn't go to any parties because if it were found he did go, he would be guilty of lying at the despatch box and would have to resign and that isn't possible." Pretty cold as threats go.

The No. 10 flat refurb money issue isn't going away either. This is likely to blow up in the coming weeks.

The one thing that could save Johnson right now is omicron astroturfing the news cycle. Looks like it's going to be serious.

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Sticking my neck out: Boris Johnson is gonna get the boot.

He's taking 2 weeks off paternity leave. I don't think he'll be back.

The lies are catching up with him and those around him aren't so keen to put their necks on the block to defend him anymore.

Thanks for playing "Hostage to Fortune!"

RE: [VIDEO] Boston Dynamics Atlus does parkour

Quote:
Snaps says...
"Purchase or rental.
By the minute?😉

100,000 to buy, I wonder what the service interval is."

I only know I wouldn't want to bid for the cleaning contract.

[VIDEO] RE:Boston Dynamics Atlus does parkour

Not actually Boston Dynamics, but this looks like it could be the world's most expensive w***ing machine.

This item was edited on Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 17:18

RE: [VIDEO] Ridley Scott's Raised by Wolves | Official Trailer | HBO Max

I was looking at the trailer thinking "what's that, it rings a bell?" then remembered I'd watched the first series on Sky... (it was actually half decent).

Doesn't help that when I see the title I always assume it's referring to Caitlyn Moran's short lived sitcom.

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Quote:
alfie noakes says...
"Getting my flu jab tomorrow after which I shall expect to be immortal."

Bum.

I reckon about 80% of the hordes of people in Aldi today weren't wearing masks. It's lucky the virus can't get them until tomorrow when the mandate comes back into force.

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Getting my flu jab tomorrow after which I shall expect to be immortal.