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RE: RIP Cheggers

I have no memory of the above video song.
RIP Cheggers

RE: [VIDEO] And the most boring film is...

Of the top 20, I've only seen four- 3,11,13 & 20. The other 16 I've never wanted to see.

RE: Easy one - best mince pies?

Only if I want to end up in intensive care 😊

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

"How’s this for the start of an article in the New York Times? “Donald Trump is completely unfit to be president of the United States. That is not an ideological expression. That is an expression of the shock of mounting evidence that he is intellectually deficient, temperamentally unsound and morally bankrupt.”
The writer was the New York Times columnist Charles Blow, who, as if we needed reminding, went on to detail the US president’s serial missteps of just the past few days.
On Monday, he chose to repeat one of his favourite racist slurs ― calling the Democratic party senator Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ because she has claimed native American ancestry - while, get this, supposedly honouring Navajo veterans of World War Two.
On Tuesday, he was reported to have resurrected - admittedly behind closed doors - his old lie about Barack Obama not having been born in the US.
And then on Wednesday came his now notorious tweets (all right, which of his tweets are not notorious?) endorsing three videos promulgated by the British racist organisation Britain First, which was originally set up by former members of the BNP.
Here’s how Charles Blow describes the true significance of all this: “These are not mistakes. These are not coincidences. This is not mere bungling. These are revelations of the soul. This is who Trump is and who he has always been. This is who he was before he entered politics, and who he remains.

“The Trump Doctrine is White Supremacy. Yes, he is also diplomatically inept, overwhelmed by avarice, thoroughly corrupt and a pathological liar, but it is to white supremacy and to hostility for everyone not white that he always returns.”
And if you’re still in any doubt at all about what this all means, I call in evidence Nigel Farage. (Now, there’s a sentence I never expected to write.) This is what he said: “I do think these videos are very bad taste and he [Trump] showed poor judgement. Of that I have no doubt at all.”

So now the US president has gone too far even for Nigel Farage, the man who so happily posed for pictures with him immediately after he was elected and who Trump thought would make an excellent UK ambassador in Washington. Truly, another line has been crossed.
This probably comes as no news to you, but surely there can now be no doubt whatsoever: Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot, who lashes out at minorities and whips up racial hatred whenever the mood takes him.

It was too much even for Theresa May, who through gritted teeth was forced to acknowledge that Trump was ‘wrong’ to lend his support to what her Cabinet colleague Sajid Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver, rightly called ‘a vile, hate-filled racist organisation’. (All credit to him, by the way, for going where Mrs May feared to tread.)
The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, who famously called on EU leaders to end their ‘whinge-o-rama’ after Trump was elected a year ago, called Britain First ‘hateful’ and said their views were ‘not in line with our values’. (Really, Boris? I would never have guessed.) But his statement, shamefully, made no mention of Mr Trump’s support for the organisation.
Why don’t we just ignore Trump’s ravings? Why give him the satisfaction of knowing how deeply offensive his views are to so many people? The answer, in my view, is that to ignore him is implictly to accept that what he says is no longer worthy of condemnation, that it has somehow become the ‘new normal’.
It hasn’t, and it mustn’t.
As for cancelling Mr Trump’s invitation to come to the UK on a State visit, I say let him come - and let him see, if he has the stomach for it, the depths of the revulsion so many Brits feel for his views. After all, if we could survive State visits by President Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania (1978), Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe (1994) and no fewer than four kings of Saudi Arabia and three Presidents of China since Queen Elizabeth was crowned 64 years ago, I dare say we’ll survive Mr Trump."

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RE: Easy one - best mince pies?

Thanks for the info :)

RE: Easy one - best mince pies?

I'm with Ste.
Just a shame I can't eat them anymore, diabetic. :-(

RE: [VIDEO] Amazon Echo

They have changed the vocal response to a smart home command. Not the reply, which has always been "Okay" but the pitch. Not sure how long I've had an echo now, from day one & I've had Phillips Hue lights for the same period. The "Okay" has always been upbeat but now it's very flat.
Not a complaint, just odd after all this time to notice a difference.
EDIT. Just checked, it's 15 months.

This item was edited on Monday, 4th December 2017, 20:25

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Just been reading about Trump's best bud, Ann Coulter. The following is a quote....

During a Comedy Central ‘Roast of Rob Lowe’ in August last year Coulter took the brunt of the burns.
SNL’s Pete Davidson went as far as referring to Coulter as a “racist c**t,” and comedian Jimmy Carr called her “one of most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face bitches alive.”
“It’s not too late to change, Ann,” said Carr. “You could kill yourself!”

RE: Porridge

I was looking on the iPlayer & this is listed as "only available for the next 12 days" so I thought, what the hell, give it a go. Managed to get through 1 & a 1/2 episodes before turning it off. Not only are they repeating the original plots but repeating the same jokes too. Disappointed but not surprised.

RE: [VIDEO] Time to **** off Theresa

Maybe we should rename this thread "The Jonathan Pie show" :-D

RE: [VIDEO] Play Safe

I thought it was foggy from Last Of The Summer Wine. Also played Mr Barraclough in porridge.

RE: [VIDEO] Amazon Echo

Speak Music’s Alexa-enabled Muse is like a tiny Echo Dot for your car

more info here

This item was edited on Monday, 20th November 2017, 22:18

RE: [VIDEO] 3D printing

It's this Thursday Aldi are selling their 3D printer

RE: Anime Crimes Division web series

I just Googled 何だ一体 which came out as "Nanda ittai" which means "What integrally" ?!?

Okay tried again, know what you meant now :-)

This item was edited on Monday, 20th November 2017, 16:36

RE: ANOTHER mass shooting in America

If they can't stop the sale of guns then charge $100 a bullet for the ammunition

RE: [VIDEO] What to do if your parachute doesn't open...

Blimey! Never gonna happen to me because I think jumping out of a plane is the act of a lunatic. But I know a few people who have done tandem jumps & they all raved about the experience. And I still think it's crazy.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Sorry, tried to link a vid, but link not working

It was from here

EDIT now link not working, cut & paste

This item was edited on Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 20:50

RE: [VIDEO] It's that time again - Christmas ads 2017

Well I'd rather hear the Beatles than Elbow.

RE: [VIDEO] 3D printing

Aldi will be selling a 3D printer

RE: Nintendo SNES mini. Anyone pre-ordering one?

Rob, re raspberry pi, did you see this case?

RE: [VIDEO] It's that time again - Christmas ads 2017

The very ad looks like it cost a fortune. It's impressive but I don't even know who they are. Had to Google them, it's a home catalogue.
So far the M&S one is the best but there's a long time left. Let's see what John Lewis & Sainsbury's come up with. Sainsbury's had the Christmas in the trenches which while a few years ago is still one of the best Christmas ads. But I did like the John Lewis animal trampoline ad from last year.

RE: The Official Arsenal 2017/18 Season Thread

"Arsene Wenger was "totally wrong" to accuse Raheem Sterling of diving and the Arsenal manager should apologise, says Alan Shearer.

Wenger felt winger Sterling dived for the penalty that put Manchester City 2-0 up in Sunday's 3-1 win over Arsenal.

"I believe it was no penalty," Wenger told BBC Sport. "We know that Sterling dives well, he does that very well."

Shearer said on Match of the Day 2: "There is no way that was a dive and it was a penalty."

The ex-England captain added: "It's one thing for Wenger to deflect from his team's inadequacies, it's another to question someone's integrity and be wrong.

"I think he owes Sterling an apology."

City's win - their ninth successive league victory, a club record for a single season - saw Arsenal slip to sixth in the Premier League table, 12 points behind the leaders.

Wenger was also "upset" by City's third goal, when both Gabriel Jesus and David Silva could have been flagged for offside.

The Frenchman claimed the standard of refereeing is getting worse every year.

"I feel the referees don't work enough. The level drops every season at the moment and, overall, it's unacceptable," he said.

"The third goal was offside. I am very upset because at 2-1 we were in the game.

"The third goal was the killer and it is by coincidence that mistakes always go for the home team, as we know. You can accept it if City win in a normal way, but this is unacceptable."

Manager Pep Guardiola declined to discuss the decisions that went for his side.

"We won in the best way," the Spaniard said. "Sometimes it's like this.

"I was told it was offside and I don't want to win like this, but earlier this season Arsenal beat Burnley with a handball in the 96th minute."

Ex-Gunners striker Ian Wright, also appearing on Match of the Day 2, agreed with Shearer's view on City's penalty.

He said: "It was a penalty, the defending was poor. It was clumsy and clunky from Nacho Monreal and he catches a leg. You can see it clearly. It's harsh for Wenger to say that, it's not good."

I haven't seen the incident so can't comment, but I dislike the remark "We know that Sterling dives well, he does that very well."

This item was edited on Monday, 6th November 2017, 10:52

ANOTHER mass shooting in America

Shooter reported dead, killed over 20.

This item was edited on Monday, 6th November 2017, 08:54

RE: Vietnam

Snaps, thanks for the recommendation, just watched the last episode.
Ken Burns is an extraordinary documentary maker.