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  1. Every night? That would piss me off to be honest; I'm in bed by that time on occasion so someone belting out opera would just piss me off more than I already am. We have the Thursday night 8:00pm applause going on and I've joined in with that, but some of the people in our road are doing an 11.00am "dance" session (to YMCA most recently) which is for me about as useful as a chocolate teapot. I'm not about to go out and complain and people are dealing with this the best way they can for them but honestly it's not something I need to hear.
  2. Somewhat, but as I've posted on here in the past I had my DNA tested a while back and I'm mostly Viking!
  3. Not really analysed it a lot yet Palf; the software I'm using has provided a couple of chunks of hits so it now has 115 people on it going back in one branch to one William White born in 1751. I've got a bit of Inman in me (Cold Mountain anyone?) and also some Sharp, must get in touch with cousin Graeme!
  4. I'll put this in here rather than the covid thread because it's not exactly a hardship compared to that but a few weeks ago we ordered a new corner unit sofa so arranged to have our old sofa collected and dumped (too tatty even for charity shops to be interested), so some bloke came around to collect it just before lock-down. New one delivery was delayed (being made in China) so we cancelled the order and went into Oak Furniture land and picked another one, made in England. When I got home I looked at the confirmation email and realised they'd got the configuration and the size wrong so went back and they then came to conclusion that they didn't even make the thing in the size we ordered so cancelled again. Day or two later lock-down. So for the duration of this 'king virus we have exactly one comfy chair in the front room. Now it is a very comfy chair (recliner with footstool) but the problem is its solitude. If more than one of us wants to sit together in there the options are... 1. Office chair. 2. Dining room chair. 3. Steal the footstool (and it'd take a braver man than me to deprive the wife of it). Just a small irritation in the grand scheme of things but typing it out got me through another ten minutes or so, only another x months to go.
  5. Wife has watched Boardwalk Empire god knows how many times but I just can't get into it, I find the acting really wooden personally but I know many (wife included) love it. I'm actually finding it hard to get excited by anything the way things are; feels (for me) a bit like time spent in hospital and bored to tears but doing anything seems like too much hard work. Completely counter-intuitive I know but it must be something in my psyche, the one thing I have achieved is expanding my family tree back to 1751 which is eight generations back now.👍
  6. No way could it go ahead with current restrictions in place, but you'd hope by November things will be sorted. The rallies and stuff you could do without anyway if needed.
  7. When I was growing up we lived about four miles from Wisley airfield which was used as a Vickers test flight center, we used to have planes overhead all the time; some of them sounded like they were going to land in the garden.
  8. He still doesn't convince me at all; body language/tone just not statesmanlike (though who in the World is just now I know). Saying the right words but sounds like he's reading a script, which he obviously is; the trick when reading a script is to sound like you're not and he doesn't do that for me. Prove me wrong Mr Starmer.
  9. Stan Collymore... "I don't know of any Liverpool fan of any standing that won't be anything other than disgusted at the club for furloughing staff. It's just plain wrong. "Fellow football fans, furlough is for small business staff to keep those small businesses from going bump! "Every Premier League owner has serious cash, and makes money from skyrocketing values of clubs, so what aren't you getting about your owners dipping into their pocket?" Employee.. "The club call their staff their family - I'm not feeling like a family member. "Why is a club that turns over [millions of pounds] using a government scheme for its staff, when other businesses are more in need of it? "I feel disappointed and I'm feeling that this government scheme could be used by businesses in trouble." The member of stuff added that they were "disappointed, especially after Everton said they were not doing it".
  10. As I said I don't know much about him just going on his demeanour really, hope I'm wrong and you're right.
  11. I don't know much about him to be honest, comes across a bit weak though.
  12. Not having that you're only nine points ahead of me; just one game and all changes. Steve might give you the trophy but there'll always be an asterisk by it, same as if the PL give Liverpool the title.
  13. The political threads were opened again after a hiatus after things got nasty. You'll undoubtedly see me as "protecting" someone who I largely agree with but I see no evidence of a "foul mouthed lout" in anything pete has posted. If you want to make an official complaint use the report button and it'll be discussed. For now if these threads get abusive again they'll be closed.
  14. Quite a few pre PL teams included though, our team from back then would've spanked Leicester 15/16 nine times out of ten; probably our 69/70 team as well. That said though it's not really possible to compare across eras (contradicting myself I know); quite possible Leicester would give us a decent game, but in terms of relative performance against contemporary opposition we Ben Stokes them out of the park.
  15. How can Leicester 15/16 be included in this and not Everton 1984-87?
  16. Good to hear from you Dave and good luck with this (easy on the red text though).
  17. Okay then, another one Josh has challenged me with (I assume from ToffeeTV). Best Everton twelve comprising three English, three Scottish, three Welsh and three Irish (NI & ROI accepted) Southall (Wales) Coleman (Ire) Ratcliffe (Wales) Weir (Scotland) Van den Hauwe (Wales) Reid (England) Kendall (England) Sheedy (Ire) Ferguson (Scotland) Sharp (Scotland) Steven (England) Sub: Carsley (Ire)
  18. As me and my bro got bigger the greenhouse in the background became an inconvenience as it was right on the edge of our "football pitch" and glass breakages were routine; my dad had a grape vine growing the length of it and always grew the best tomatoes on the planet (can still remember the wonderful smell in there) but eventually the glazing bills got out of hand. Luckily, being a football man himself (half decent full-back actually) he did the sensible thing which was not to ban us from playing but to knock the thing down; sound man my dad. We never once got told off after yet another breakage. Happy days.
  19. DAY 1...working at home report. My wife just filed a harassment complaint with HR.
  20. MikeO

    Jokes thread

    A gorilla dies of old age at a zoo right before the zoo opens. It is the only gorilla at the zoo since they are not very profitable. However, the gorilla is their most popular attraction by far, and they cannot afford to go a day without it. So the zoo owner asks one of his workers to wear a gorilla suit they have in storage for an extra $100 a day if he will go in the gorilla cage and pretend to be the gorilla until the zoo can afford a new one. Quickly, the new "gorilla" becomes the most popular craze at the zoo. People from all over are coming to see the "Human-like" gorilla. About a month in, the craze has started to wear off. So, to get peoples' attention back, he decides to climb over his enclosure and hang from the net ceiling above the lions den next to him. A large crowd of people gather watching the spectacle in awe and terror. Suddenly the man loses his grip and falls to the floor of the lion's den. The man starts screaming "HELP!! HELP!!!" Suddenly a lion pounces him from behind and whispers in his ear, "Shut the f*ck up right now or you're going to get us both fired."
  21. I just found somewhere that "colourises" black and white photos. Mixed results (many are best left as they are) but this is the best imo; I'm the littlest one. Probably 1963 I reckon.
  22. I noticed the no planes yesterday. We're between Exeter and Bristol airports so normally there are loads, plus the ones at higher altitude heading to/from London on transatlantic routes, was weird. Also strangely the few people we "met" (from a distance) were far more friendly than usual, was chatting with strangers which would never normally happen.
  23. Crap times for all of us so how about a new thread with positive stuff? Anything is good. For me today I went out for a walk and saw a "blue plaque" in the village that I'd not seen before; googling says it was only unveiled last year (non Brits will probably need to google "blue plaque") and the woman that it recognises has only a very small Wikipedia page. My great grandfather has a hugely bigger Wiki page but no blue plaque so it's become my lifes' work to get him one; anyone can nominate; and I know where he lived because my mum moved in with him when her dad died when she was five. When it happens I'll post photos of my smug face stood in front of a house that celebrates the peak of my familial brain, it's been downhill ever since.
  24. It was in the Daily Mail so must be true....or not. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/daily-mail/
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