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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Moments
Last post by Russ -
After a decade and a half of use, poor Henry the vacuum cleaner has spread his ashes. I suspect the final straw was the amount of dog hairs he has been lifting recently.  On a mundane level, if not already there, I replaced Henry with a Shark (HV390UKT DuoClean to be precise) and whilst I normally care not a jot for any gadgets that don't involve gaming, watching or other leisure activities, I am so impressed that I felt the need to post in mundane moments. Beats the sh!t out of a Dyson (which, in the spirit of Talkback reviews, I know to be sh!t, overpriced and the vacuum equivalent of an Apple even though I've never used one) because it is specifically designed for lifting pet hair (and does a very good job), and costs £100 less than the cheapest Dyson specialist pet vacuum.

Fifteen and a half triceratops.

Since when did you have a dog? I thought you hated dogs.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The World Cup Thread
Last post by karlmark -
Some thoughts on Russia include:

- wow! They are so much better than their pre-tournament form of 1 win in 10;
- it would be really embarassing for this host nation in particular to lost its opening game, but a 5-0 win is really quite something (else);
- I can't imagine how Putin, who used to head the KGB and who runs the Russian state and secret service as one and the same thing, would feel if Russia did not at least get out of their group.

Some thoughts.

The main thought I had last night was that the Russian manager can probably safely cancel the helicopter he had booked to take him out of the country after their final group game. He'll probably be awarded a giant golden statute that rotates to face the sun or summat now...
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
Last post by karlmark -
Almost through the latest season of Billions and, as Chicago said, it is very good. I did wonder how they were going to keep it going but so far so good.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by karlmark -
I gave up because strengths had got loony and frankly Id end up a miserable immobile pool of depression on the sofa. I can manage that without handing over money for the privilege. Though I did get accidentally wasted in Amsterdam a couple of weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed some live punky dubby music.

Yes. I believe it is very different from the olden days when £12.50 would buy you an eighth. I understand that most is now domestically produced and different breeding techniques have led to a large increase in potency; a far cry from the days when you handed over your cash and gambled wildly on quality.
The recent sh!tstorm about the lad with seizures has finally exposed May's position as being about three hundred years out of date and it's about time they got around to legalisation. It won't happen under May, but some day.... Pot is similar to alcohol in terms of variation of strength and if it is properly produced and packaged then at least people will know they are taking the pot equivalent of Polish Spirit rather than lager.

Anyway, Russ, will be able to report on how it all goes down in that Canada.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Moments
Last post by karlmark -
After a decade and a half of use, poor Henry the vacuum cleaner has spread his ashes. I suspect the final straw was the amount of dog hairs he has been lifting recently.  On a mundane level, if not already there, I replaced Henry with a Shark (HV390UKT DuoClean to be precise) and whilst I normally care not a jot for any gadgets that don't involve gaming, watching or other leisure activities, I am so impressed that I felt the need to post in mundane moments. Beats the sh!t out of a Dyson (which, in the spirit of Talkback reviews, I know to be sh!t, overpriced and the vacuum equivalent of an Apple even though I've never used one) because it is specifically designed for lifting pet hair (and does a very good job), and costs £100 less than the cheapest Dyson specialist pet vacuum.

Fifteen and a half triceratops.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Fixture list 2018/19
Last post by Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon -
Question:

Why do we always play d*rby in the middle of the autumn and the middle of the spring? When was the last time we played them in the first few matches, or as a dramatic end-of-season dogfight.

I'd imagine it's by design. TV companies appreciate games that have something riding on them during the mid-season lull and the police don't want local d*rbys with raised stakes if they can be avoided.

Sky quite often has weekends with 4 or 5 local d*rbys - that can't possibly be by accident.