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RE: Keir sacks Garth

Thunderbolts and lightning.......very, very frightening!

And to think, she was running for leadership. The mind boggles.

There'll be much thrusting of fists into cardigan pockets over this, mark my words.

This item was edited on Friday, 26th June 2020, 17:23

Keir sacks Garth

While Boris dithers over porngate.

RE: Browser change

Does it wear a compulsory beanie? 

I still haven't found want I'm looking for.

RE: SpaceX manned flight canceled till Saturday

Should be visible - I've arranged for the lads to hang a banner out the back........ Barnard Castle or bust.

RE: Little Richard has died

Of course, he invented Paul McCartney, viz., Oh! Darling.

Plus Linda bought Paul how jacket, so, I rest my case.

And not forgetting, Cliff and Keith and a royal was discovered under a Leicester car park.

See, ancestry is not that hard when you get into the swing.

All facts sourced from

This item was edited on Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 08:24

RE: Hello.

What's up, Doc?

RE: Coping with the lockdown

I'm a surgeon Jim, not a brick layer!

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Remember to wear rubber gloves if messing around with cement......not a good time to have to go to A&E with chemical burns.

RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

That pesky Burt Lancaster

RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor

So sad to hear that TBT has succumbed to SARS.

He was always so funny on ISIHAC.

Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

There is going to be political hell to pay once things get closer to normal.

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Never mind thanking front line NHS staff.......Hunt and Hancock should be on their knees apologising for having buried Cygnus and failing to protect the NHS and the wider population by utterly failing to stock up on basic PPE.

The number one priority of any government is to protect the population chaps. Not to try and protect your tattered reputations.

And why has the BBC got all coy about it?

RE: Stuff to do.

I've just potted on 15 hollyhock plants grown from seed from last year's blooms with a £2 Wilko propagator on a windowsill. So, I reckon Chelsea next year. And I got inside and fixed a Sony cd/Bluetooth/USB kitchen player. Fixed with a couple of dabs of furniture polish. You beauty!

RE: All in a name

A Jeremy Hunt indeed.

All in a name

Many of us will remember the SARS pandemic in 2002.

So, although frontline NHS staff deserve immense respect for the awful conditions under which many are working......

......what about those 'very well paid senior managers' who, frankly, have failed to learn the lessons from 18 years ago?


'To be clear, Covid-19 refers to the disease. “Co” refers to corona, “vi” to virus, and “d” to disease. The virus that causes the disease is SARS-CoV-2, which was named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

The “SARS” part of the name refers to the new coronavirus’ genetic link to the virus that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak. So one tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, not Covid-19, as it’s the virus and not the disease that does the infecting. The WHO lays out this distinction clearly on its website.

Maybe if the Government called this 'SARS 2', people would think, wait a minute, didn't this happen before??

Let's not kid ourselves that the current crisis is 'wholly unforseen'.

However, there appears to have been a woeful lack of planning and stockpiling of the sort of PPE that was needed for the earlier SARS epidemic.

One would almost think that the Government is trying to hoodwink the population into thinking this is all 'brand new'.

Still, at least if people are banging pots and pans on TV,no-one will think to ask awkward questions about the largely preventable risks to  which managers are now exposing frontline staff.

Alex Salmond cleared

Expect considerable fall out over this.

RE: Anyone got any lego?

I wonder if it will work with P45s?

RE: Genesis Tour Tickets

Leave it for the corporates who, after all, have all the albums. Just buy the blu ray and relax with a bottle of wine in front of the telly.


RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried? wife has 'stocked up' on her 'hair colour enhancer'.

That's what kills civilisations........bad hair.

RE: Any coin collectors here?

Numismatically speaking.......

.........just wanted to say that.

RE: [VIDEO] Captain Picard returns

Man, this is s-l-o-w.

RE: Heather Couper RIP

Gone to find her place amongst the stars.

RIP Heather.

RE: [VIDEO] Billie Eilish picked to perform next Bond Theme.

Truly awful.

Like those navel-gazing versions of good songs that media types are wont to use.

If you can't find anyone to orchestrate a decent theme, recycle the old ones.

RE: RIP Terry Jones

A true leg end

God bless

Ridley Scott's A Christmas Carol

Thoroughly enjoyed the first episode. Much moreso than the recent War of the Worlds with its silly feminist revision.

This item was edited on Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 22:53

RE: [VIDEO] Election 2019

Jeremy who?

What an utter waste of an opportunity.

Never mind Len, you've always got your mega pension to fall back on.

RE: [VIDEO] BBC is making a Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series

Having now payed the trailer...... it's official..... I'm afeared!

RE: Facing facts

I know, I know......but 33p for Goldfinger double disc with booklet. It makes me want to weep!

I do also have a drawer full (and a box in the loft) of good quality stereo VHS tapes of mainly concerts and music docs taped from Sky on a high end Sony VCR. Most are on lovely BASF chrome 4 hour tapes.

Of course, the subject matter and much, much more is now free on YouTube.

Still at least my box of 80s and 90s Playboy magazines, also in the loft,a are appreciating nicely. 

And yes, the Sony VCR and much more besides is up there too.

Just waiting for a new show called Crap in the Attic to begin.

RE: [VIDEO] BBC is making a Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series

Speaking of syncing DSotM and the Wizard of Oz......apparently you can watch any Dominic Cummings interview to The Cuckoo Waltz for much the same effect.

RE: Paracetamol shortage

If I was a school nurse, I'd be in a right tizzy.