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Title: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 10, 2013, 12:52:41 am
Karl Mark for rescuing Talkback, Tricky for being a c*nt, my new car stereo, Tricky and Karl Mark for letting me vandalise new Talkback.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on April 10, 2013, 01:00:46 am
Your karma being positive, perhaps briefly, may please you for a while.
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Post by: Muswell on April 10, 2013, 02:09:16 am
It can't last, can it? Besides that's so the old board
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Post by: Richoriginal on April 10, 2013, 04:56:31 am
Talkback being back.

Wondering how many of the old threads I can start up again....
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Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on April 10, 2013, 08:45:34 am
Martin Kaymer @ 180/1 for the Masters on Betfair. I know he hasn't been playing well but worth £3 of anyone's money surely?
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Post by: jp on April 10, 2013, 08:50:45 am

Martin Kaymer @ 180/1 for the Masters on Betfair. I know he hasn't been playing well but worth £3 of anyone's money surely?


50p of anyone's money.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on April 10, 2013, 09:44:17 am

50p of anyone's money.


7p of Shady's money, £12 of Ingo's. Or rather of someone else's on behalf of Ingo.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 10, 2013, 11:09:11 am
The very fact that I am currently on my way to Augusta, GA with tickets in hand for the first two days play at the Masters.
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Post by: garf on April 10, 2013, 11:44:11 am
Pleasing me a couple of days ago, but what the heck.

I had a bike stolen in Poole a few weeks back, didn't bother to report it as there did not seem much point.
Then two days ago it was chained up to a lamppost 50 yards from our shop in Bournemouth.

So I took the wheel and handed it in to the police station, they tagged the bike to let whoever know where the wheel is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 10, 2013, 11:17:54 pm
It's been a long hard few days, pretty short of laughs, but I did have a contented chuckle when I looked at "Users Online" and saw that "Member X is smiting another member".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on April 10, 2013, 11:40:49 pm
I notice that according to users online, that member x is printing the Home Improvements thread. He's busy this member x.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 11, 2013, 01:06:27 am
Still pleasing me is the fact that I brought in the single biggest order of my career yesterday. 'Twas a whopper.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Guru on April 11, 2013, 02:54:13 am

The very fact that I am currently on my way to Augusta, GA with tickets in hand for the first two days play at the Masters.


Ok, we have to meet up. I have a ticket for the whole thing but will not arrive until tomorrow night. Staying at a seedy hotel in Augusta. Will pm you with details.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on April 13, 2013, 01:14:41 pm
the Diva and Divarette are flying out to join me in NYC today, which is pleasing.

They're flying for free (on air miles) and in upper class which is also pleasing.

And the hotel have upgraded me into a suite for their arrival, which is extremely pleasing.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 13, 2013, 01:58:12 pm
How long are you in NYC for?
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Post by: Richoriginal on April 13, 2013, 02:03:10 pm

How long are you in NYC for?


Till Thursday. Then off to Cleveland for two days, then to Vegas.

You coming this way?
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Post by: Chicago on April 13, 2013, 02:13:02 pm


He was in Chicago for two months and didn't bother to visit once so don't hold your hopes up too high.




Chicago: antisocial
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 13, 2013, 03:28:27 pm
Rich I am coming down on Thursday.. Typically it seems.. What time are you leaving..

Chic - next time I'm due to go anywhere near Chicago I'll be sure to let you know.


Mus
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on April 13, 2013, 03:31:20 pm

Rich I am coming down on Thursday.. Typically it seems.. What time are you leaving..

Chic - next time I'm due to go anywhere near Chicago I'll be sure to let you know.


Mus


Flying out of LGA at 7.30am.....

Will be back in NYC in early June.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 13, 2013, 03:33:51 pm
Ok drop me a PM when you know your exact dates and I'll make sure I can juggle my diary accordingly, I am down there on average 4 times a month at the moment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: The Surething on April 16, 2013, 12:48:32 pm
This new board is not blocked by the work proxy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 19, 2013, 02:17:49 pm
Just received notification of the first online sale of a new software product we just released. Just one license but it's an exciting milestone, towards the end of last year it looked like we would not make it. A web development company (that my business partner hired without telling me) proved totally incompetent and were 4 months behind on a 6 week schedule when I had to intervene. We'd blown what little budget we had so I had to teach myself Drupal and do it myself from scratch in 3 weeks (1 week less that the "experts" had said it would take). That pleased me too, in the end.
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Post by: dubya on April 19, 2013, 03:14:43 pm

A web development company (that my business partner hired without telling me) proved totally incompetent and were 4 months behind on a 6 week schedule when I had to intervene.


4 months behind can only mean one thing: they were all queuing up for a go on Mrs garf....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 19, 2013, 03:28:02 pm

4 months behind can only mean one thing: they were all queuing up for a go on Mrs garf....


Quite possibly, no wonder they were confused.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 21, 2013, 11:32:50 am
Four fox cubs playing in my garden this morning, very cute.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on April 21, 2013, 06:19:44 pm
We had a visiting chicken that left three delicious eggs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on April 21, 2013, 06:26:04 pm

We had a visiting chicken that left three delicious eggs.


Where those "eggs" brown, warm and steaming? I have news for you... those weren't chickens....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on April 21, 2013, 08:08:29 pm
Dog eggs!
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Post by: Psychobella on April 22, 2013, 10:04:47 pm

Just received notification of the first online sale of a new software product we just released. Just one license but it's an exciting milestone, towards the end of last year it looked like we would not make it. A web development company (that my business partner hired without telling me) proved totally incompetent and were 4 months behind on a 6 week schedule when I had to intervene. We'd blown what little budget we had so I had to teach myself Drupal and do it myself from scratch in 3 weeks (1 week less that the "experts" had said it would take). That pleased me too, in the end.

Sounds fun. Show me your goodies!
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Post by: garf on April 22, 2013, 11:03:44 pm

Sounds fun. Show me your goodies!


www.bom@rchitect.com

@=a due to below

The artwork is from the original designer (I'm not keen on some of it but that's not my area) and some of the more hyperbolic copy and twitter is from my over excitable sales partner, but the site programming is all my own work. The original site was done with Joomla, which despite being supposed experts at the original contractor blamed for the over run citing lack of flexibility. We went with Drupal on a hunch it would not have the same issues (although I didn't believe them in any case) but also to avoid them claiming we used their code, which frankly I would not have touched with a barge pole. 

There's quite a complex licence manager built in and linked to the 3rd party payment interface so multiple license users can manage licenses at the web site and the software picks up the licence info from the site. Oh and I had to learn PHP as well, so not a bad few weeks all in all (it was 5 weeks for the whole thing with additional bits not in the original plan such as the module to manage the video tutorials). Quite chuffed with myself for a first attempt!

It will probably look crap to an expert eye, but trust me its streets ahead of what the original contractor delivered, it works for a start and is live which I still don't think we would be even now if we had persisted.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on April 22, 2013, 11:22:30 pm
I'd have said use Wordpress. More sh!t to plug into it and easier to do. Like this http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ It looks competent though.
I'd do your basic key word research. Sort out your page titles, headings and meta descriptions. Also do G+
And then make sure you update your content regularly and everything will be wonderful.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 22, 2013, 11:38:31 pm

I'd have said use Wordpress. More sh!t to plug into it and easier to do. Like this http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ It looks competent though.
I'd do your basic key word research. Sort out your page titles, headings and meta descriptions. Also do G+
And then make sure you update your content regularly and everything will be wonderful.


Cheers! I've made zero attempt at  SEO yet,  due to lack of time / budget and the fact that we are working closely with early adopters (main aim was to get the delivery, licensing and payment systems in place) and now I've had to turn my attention back to the actual product.

We did consider Wordpress and given a bit more time might have researched the options a bit better, but it was a bit of a political tussle, partner wanted to pressure the contractor to deliver and for me to focus on software and I could see that wasn't going to happen, so I used Drupal based on vague references to it offering flexibility lacking in Joomla at the expense of complexity. I'm glad I forced the issue as the contractor threw his toys out about 1 week before I had the site ready (he did not know what I was doing and thought that he was in a strong position to stop us pressuring him).

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on April 23, 2013, 10:24:40 am
Forest Ladies (http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/story-18778913-detail/story.html#axzz2RHDbqtGR) 16-1.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on April 25, 2013, 04:50:53 pm
Finish work in 5 hours, then have two days off.

What is particularly pleasing about this is the two days off are in Las Vegas.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 25, 2013, 05:05:12 pm

You won't get any rest whatsoever then.





Chicago: workhorse
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on April 25, 2013, 05:37:01 pm
f*cking LOVE Vegas. Am dead jealous.

One of the few places in the world where it is not only acceptable for a 40yr old bloke to walk around on his own, completely pissed, but actively encouraged
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mappo on April 25, 2013, 05:37:50 pm
We should organise a talkback fieldtrip there. I'd be up for it!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 25, 2013, 05:49:36 pm

f*cking LOVE Vegas. Am dead jealous.

One of the few places in the world where it is not only acceptable for a 40yr old bloke to walk around on his own, completely pissed, but actively encouraged


Vegas is awesome. A bunch of us are going in October for my 40th. It will be messy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 25, 2013, 07:23:53 pm
An in Krakow. It's pretty good. The beer and food is very reasonably priced too.
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Post by: Richoriginal on April 25, 2013, 08:36:55 pm

Vegas is awesome. A bunch of us are going in October for my 40th. It will be messy.


We've started gambling downtown this week for a bit of a change. Completely different atmosphere, but still just as fun.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 26, 2013, 06:48:39 pm

This is pretty funny.  http://www.digitalspy.com/odd/news/a475612/michael-shannon-reads-out-angry-delta-gamma-sorority-email-video.html?rss



Chicago: big fan of bonkers

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 26, 2013, 06:55:18 pm
If only someone had posted it three days ago.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 26, 2013, 07:00:28 pm

I'm not taking it down.  It's mine!






Chicago: Throwing me rattle out of the pram
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 28, 2013, 01:00:00 am


I know a lot of you aren't necessarily into Basketball being that most of us on this forum are a little shorter in stature but the Chicago Bulls / Brooklyn Nets playoff game today was magnificent.  It went to triple overtime and it had everything from fights to storming comebacks, to disappointments to tactical masterclasses.  It really was quite brilliant to watch.  Far better than any stickball match.  I am a big Bulls fan as a) they are from Chicago and b) they aren't as talented as everyone else but fcuk me they never give up.

Great stuff.



Chicago: Post up bruiser 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on April 29, 2013, 03:14:58 pm
Den or Bernebau?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 29, 2013, 03:15:33 pm
My Dad texting me to confirm he's renewed our season tickets.
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Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2013, 05:05:49 pm
Being top of the posting tree. I haven't been here since the last re-do of the board. Thankfully for all it is not a position I am looking to maintain.
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Post by: Chicago on April 29, 2013, 05:22:36 pm


You are not even top of the Donkey charts loser.   I rule that category! 






Chicago: Giant cnut of the cnuts!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 29, 2013, 11:06:26 pm
Being newly single I've started dabbling on a couple of "dating" sites.

Was particularly pleased at eliciting this response from a lady on one

Quote
you idiot tw@t. I am definitely not looking to attract a degenerate like you, so please go back to the hole youu crawled under from c*nt!


I think my work there is done.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 29, 2013, 11:16:01 pm


Wow I think I would like to see your profile.  Did you put your kinks in.  That is just a brilliant response!



Chicago: not planning on dating anytime soon
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 29, 2013, 11:17:38 pm


Wow I think I would like to see your profile.  Did you put your kinks in.  That is just a brilliant response!


I've been laughing at it all day, I don't think that's what she intended.



Chicago: not planning on dating anytime soon


Really, don't.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on April 29, 2013, 11:23:13 pm

My wife would probably be rather upset if I did.....





Chicago: Faithful
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 30, 2013, 12:14:17 am

Being newly single I've started dabbling on a couple of "dating" sites.

Was particularly pleased at eliciting this response from a lady on one

I think my work there is done.


I am dying to know what you asked her in order to get that response.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on April 30, 2013, 12:18:57 am

I am dying to know what you asked her in order to get that response.


I'm afraid it was disappointingly dull, she was bemoaning the fact that she was not getting the kind of responses she hoped for and I (very politely) suggested that her profile was a touch on the aggressive side and it might be worth toning it down. It was either that or the bacon and string.
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Post by: Chicago on April 30, 2013, 12:48:05 am


Aggressive how?  Like, "I want babies and I want them now!  and you have to have money to afford me", or; "shag me you useless little willies cnuts I am dying for it".  Or; "Men don't know what they want but I do can you handle it?"



Sounds like my average day to be honest.



Chicago: Surrounded by type A personalities
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on April 30, 2013, 07:55:20 am
Hopefully picking my new car up today, a Renault Megene Dynamique 1.5 Diesal.
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Post by: Loafé on April 30, 2013, 09:27:31 am
Sounds very manly and yorkshire.
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Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2013, 09:40:39 am

I'm afraid it was disappointingly dull, she was bemoaning the fact that she was not getting the kind of responses she hoped for and I (very politely) suggested that her profile was a touch on the aggressive side and it might be worth toning it down. It was either that or the bacon and string.


Garf goes dating could be the next winner of a thread. DaveM and all the others should get in on it and compare notes. They can then also consult the wise counsel of the clever people on here, like Chicago.
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Post by: Loafé on April 30, 2013, 09:43:51 am
I second this notion. Marriage breakups are depressing and heart-breaking,  but this is your chance to turn them into a force for good by giving us a laugh at your inept dating escapades. I am especially looking forward to JRD's.
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Post by: JimShady on April 30, 2013, 09:49:03 am
The prospect of this is enthralling. Please make it happen.
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Post by: smeds on April 30, 2013, 10:08:52 am

I second this notion. Marriage breakups are depressing and heart-breaking,  but this is your chance to turn them into a force for good by giving us a laugh at your inept dating escapades. I am especially looking forward to JRD's.


Clearly I've missed a lot over the last few weeks, but it's nice to know that Garf and JRD have found each other, life's too short not to go with the heart.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2013, 10:11:50 am

Clearly I've missed a lot over the last few weeks, but it's nice to know that Garf and JRD have found each other, life's too short not to go with the heart.


They spent a lovely weekend pony treking in the cotswolds.
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Post by: tricky on April 30, 2013, 10:39:34 am

They spent a lovely weekend pony treking in the cotswolds.


Pony trekking or camping, or just watching TV?  Sorry, that's Finland. As you were.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on April 30, 2013, 04:41:40 pm
Having to go to the Bernebau tonight.slight upgrade on Den.
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Post by: Chicago on May 01, 2013, 02:57:27 pm


Did the fans riot when they lost?




Chicago: Looking out for Ned's health
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on May 01, 2013, 03:17:02 pm
They shouted 'Puta' a lot at the Germans.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on May 01, 2013, 03:57:29 pm


Well the Germans do have legalized prostitution do they not?  Maybe the Spanish are a bit jealous.  Certainly they are mardy losers.  They might actually give the Forest mongs a run for their money.





Chicago: Man of the people
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Post by: JRD on May 01, 2013, 11:14:01 pm

I second this notion. Marriage breakups are depressing and heart-breaking,  but this is your chance to turn them into a force for good by giving us a laugh at your inept dating escapades. I am especially looking forward to JRD's.


I'm not going thru all that malarkey again ... although I only ever had two proper dates and the second netted me the lady from whom I have just split.  I'd rather just save my pennies and pay for a ... specialist service provider ... when the urge takes me then spend the rest of the time watching US sports, films and gay manga porn.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 02, 2013, 01:34:04 am

I'm not going thru all that malarkey again ... although I only ever had two proper dates and the second netted me the lady from whom I have just split.  I'd rather just save my pennies and pay for a ... specialist service provider ... when the urge takes me then spend the rest of the time watching US sports, films and gay manga porn.


There's a blueprint for anyone, subject to replacing the 3 final items with pleasures of the individual choice.

Films, PS3 and talkback for me. I'll let you decide which is my gay manga porn fix.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 02, 2013, 04:01:14 am
Today I picked up the new side armour for my Jeep along with axle stands and a trolley jack. It's time to start messing with oily bits.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 02, 2013, 07:06:21 am
Russ is joining RC in the Zombie Apocalypse Preppers stakes, it would seem....
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Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2013, 09:12:05 am
Going to Red Dwarf night at The Approach tonight which features all four cast members.
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Post by: pantzcat on May 02, 2013, 10:48:27 am

Going to Red Dwarf night at The Approach tonight which features all four cast members.


Rimmer used to drink in the bar I worked at in Bournemouth (along with the rest of the cast of that awful sitcom set in a sports centre) he was a massive cock.

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Post by: Lessred on May 02, 2013, 12:02:46 pm

Rimmer used to drink in the bar I worked at in Bournemouth (along with the rest of the cast of that awful sitcom set in a sports centre) he was a massive cock.




f*ck off, The Britas Empire was possibly the best sitcom ever - On occasion I still watch it on UK Gold in the morning
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2013, 12:34:09 pm
The recpetionist baby in the draw bit is where my auntie learnt all her parenting skills.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on May 10, 2013, 03:13:36 pm
Free ticket to the Cup Final tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on May 10, 2013, 08:59:11 pm

Free ticket to the Cup Final tomorrow.

Wigan have accepted your application then?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 11, 2013, 06:56:46 am
There's an article in the Times about Uncle Fazzer, a bit of a re hash and not much new but i can't help but like the bloke, seems a decent sort. It could have been a lot lot worse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 11, 2013, 07:12:48 pm
Wiggum Fletick.

£50, thanks very much.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on May 12, 2013, 12:15:45 am

There's an article in the Times about Uncle Fazzer, a bit of a re hash and not much new but i can't help but like the bloke, seems a decent sort. It could have been a lot lot worse.


Also written by a woman from the London PR company Fazzer hired last year...
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Post by: ned on May 12, 2013, 12:17:47 am

Also written by a woman from the London PR company Fazzer hired last year...


But, but.....the national newspapers don't do copy approval...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2013, 07:42:30 pm
Wind. Everyone loves their own brand.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 13, 2013, 07:46:13 pm

Wind. Everyone loves their own brand.


Sulphury eggs. Yum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2013, 07:47:54 pm

Sulphury eggs. Yum.


I'm on beans power this evening.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 13, 2013, 07:53:58 pm
Double strength beef stock, the proper stuff, not poxo, always brings out a satisfyingly meaty one.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on May 14, 2013, 04:27:24 pm
I will be fishing for trout from a boat on Eyebrook Reservoir on Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raids. One of the reservoirs they practised on was Eyebrook, and  a Lancaster, two Spitfires and two Tornados will be performing a flypast on the day. I am pleased that the RAF has chosen to honour me and my fellow fishermen in this way.
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Post by: tricky on May 14, 2013, 04:28:59 pm

I will be fishing for trout from a boat on Eyebrook Reservoir on Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raids. One of the reservoirs they practised on was Eyebrook, and  a Lancaster, two Spitfires and two Tornados will be performing a flypast on the day. I am pleased that the RAF has chosen to honour me and my fellow fishermen in this way.


Presumably they want to fly in the face of death, in honour of their predecessors who did exactly that?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: AG on May 16, 2013, 11:15:18 am
Having just resigned from my job and accepted another one.

It was a toss-up whether this went in the What's Pleasing Me Today thread or the What's Scaring The sh!t Out Of Me Today thread.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on May 16, 2013, 09:56:51 pm

I will be fishing for trout from a boat on Eyebrook Reservoir on Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raids. One of the reservoirs they practised on was Eyebrook, and  a Lancaster, two Spitfires and two Tornados will be performing a flypast on the day. I am pleased that the RAF has chosen to honour me and my fellow fishermen in this way.


It was an amazing sight. They all flew I directly overhead. I did take photos but they look like close ups of squashed flies.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 17, 2013, 12:59:36 am

I did take photos but they look like close ups of squashed flies.


After you'd finished with them?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 17, 2013, 09:00:55 am
Going to see walking with dinosaurs tomorrow, supposedly for lessred jr but I'm, sadly, getting excited
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Post by: ned on May 21, 2013, 10:52:04 am
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50147264n

Need to watch all way through
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on May 21, 2013, 06:53:13 pm

Going to see walking with dinosaurs tomorrow, supposedly for lessred jr but I'm, sadly, getting excited

Don't get too carried away, it's impressive but each segment goes on for way too long.  There's always a handful of kids that have a meltdown when they see the dinosaurs too, if it's your kid then you're stuffed.

It was a while ago that I went though, maybe the dinosaurs are a bit more lively now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 26, 2013, 02:40:30 am
Took over a minute off my PB for the 10K at Ottawa Race Weekend.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 27, 2013, 10:07:59 am
Finding an online version of "Dipomacy"
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mangetout on May 27, 2013, 08:01:00 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on May 27, 2013, 10:46:28 pm

The Harlem Globetrotters.


Are they still going? Must all be about 80 by now. Their  dribbling must be world class though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mangetout on May 30, 2013, 10:29:41 am

Are they still going? Must all be about 80 by now. Their  dribbling must be world class though.

Kind of, no and it was very impressive. Many of them were clearly no longer cut out to be pro sportsmen. Great fun show, mind you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on May 30, 2013, 04:10:12 pm
You'll all have obviously noticed I've been a bit quiet on here lately. It's because I've had loads of work and studying to do, but mostly because I MOVED INTO MY OWN FLAT ON TUESDAY. It's ace. I've been sleeping and sitting on the floor since then as I have no furniture but it's still amazing to have a place of your own. Well, I say own, my GF moved in yesterday along with about 40 bags of clothes. I have no idea at all where it's all going to go.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on May 30, 2013, 04:25:48 pm
So, your own flat for roughly 24 hours?  Congrats.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 30, 2013, 04:57:54 pm
Why don't you swing on by Ikea for some wardrobes for them?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 30, 2013, 05:01:06 pm
Or pop-up to Argos?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on May 30, 2013, 05:03:55 pm
My three day old Great Granddaughter is coming on fantastically. Ten weeks early but in great shape. I am so proud I want to tell the world. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 30, 2013, 05:05:23 pm

My three day old Great Granddaughter is coming on fantastically. Ten weeks early but in great shape. I am so proud I want to tell the world.


That's great...but you might want to keep former top of the pops dj's out of the loop, if it's a girl.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 30, 2013, 05:09:30 pm
Many congrats, you miserable old sod. Glad to see something can bring a smile to your face bigger than when you find an unsealed birthday card.... Winky thing nicking your tenner
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on May 30, 2013, 10:15:15 pm
JP
Kindly gave me some happy today.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: smeds on May 30, 2013, 10:38:46 pm

JP
Kindly gave me some happy today.


A reach around from a lawyer? That has to cost.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 30, 2013, 10:53:26 pm

You'll all have obviously noticed I've been a bit quiet on here lately. It's because I've had loads of work and studying to do, but mostly because I MOVED INTO MY OWN FLAT ON TUESDAY. It's ace. I've been sleeping and sitting on the floor since then as I have no furniture but it's still amazing to have a place of your own. Well, I say own, my GF moved in yesterday along with about 40 bags of clothes. I have no idea at all where it's all going to go.


You'll be the poorest you've ever been for the first five years after buying your own home. Enjoy!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on May 31, 2013, 09:01:14 am
I'm expecting the 'Accidentally knocked down the supporting wall advice thread' to pop up real soon.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on May 31, 2013, 09:58:12 am

I'm expecting the 'Accidentally knocked down the supporting wall advice thread' to pop up real soon.


Don't we already have a thread about scousers?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on May 31, 2013, 09:30:58 pm
Arf.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 01, 2013, 11:07:15 am
This page of this thread is finest Talkback.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 03, 2013, 12:54:19 am
Otis Redding documentary currently on BBC4. Get on it. He still da man.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dky on June 05, 2013, 10:29:10 pm
Bolton fans success in forcing their club to drop a rapacious payday loan company as shirt sponsors
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 05, 2013, 11:18:14 pm


First to 50 New Donkeys.

Suck it you losers!




Chicago: Popular
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 06, 2013, 05:40:10 pm
I'd forgotten just how awesome Daft Punk are, and pairing it with this video is amazing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MbJwPsBI_8
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 07, 2013, 02:53:16 am
POWERRRRRR!!!!! (http://jalopnik.com/tvr-reportedly-back-in-british-hands-511660610)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 08, 2013, 01:28:04 am
Picked up the new wheels for my Jeep today and they look f*cking ace. I will post up pictures when I have installed them and I don't care if you're not interested.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 08, 2013, 03:33:15 am
Maxx Blend e-cigarette juice.  Mmm.  Tastes orangey.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 09, 2013, 12:08:40 am
Been to the Smithfield cycling tournament. Always summat to do...That's why I love (Ingo alert) living in London.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on June 09, 2013, 10:23:32 am
Did you miss this?: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.195526613938389.1073741835.168988896592161&type=1
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 09, 2013, 04:49:14 pm
Of course he did, that's on facebook. If it had been on the BBC website he would have been straight on it!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 09, 2013, 04:53:37 pm


you are all queer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 09, 2013, 11:42:03 pm

Picked up the new wheels for my Jeep today and they look f*cking ace. I will post up pictures when I have installed them and I don't care if you're not interested.


From this:

(http://i.imgur.com/6CYQNn8.jpg)

To this:

(http://i.imgur.com/vA5bpHX.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/WgqQ4gT.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2013, 08:23:06 am
Installed is over selling it a bit for changing 5 wheels.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on June 10, 2013, 08:44:10 am
Did Westwood help you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2013, 08:45:49 am

Did Westwood help you?


Well he is a Forest fan.

Either you or Westwood could have washed it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 10, 2013, 08:50:09 am
Don't most guys go through this phase aged about 19?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on June 10, 2013, 09:07:36 am
"The all new Goth-Barbie range.  Now with customised Jeep".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on June 10, 2013, 09:28:11 am

From this:

(http://i.imgur.com/6CYQNn8.jpg)

To this:

(http://i.imgur.com/vA5bpHX.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/WgqQ4gT.jpg)


(http://demo.thesensus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/mp-gay-called-580x725.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2013, 10:14:40 am
I emailed Motoring News to complain about their driver ratings being out of 10 but Max Chilton who always finishes last never getting lower than a 5 and they have published it. I may offer the tricertops system to them in my next email.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 10, 2013, 01:18:42 pm

Don't most guys go through this phase aged about 19?


Yep, pretty much. Mid-life crisis?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 10, 2013, 01:19:49 pm

Yep, pretty much. Mid-life crisis?


You'll be wanting a Harley next....oh.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 10, 2013, 01:22:14 pm
Nah, I'm past the idea of motorcycles now. As soon as we move house and I have space for another vehicle, I plan on a '70s Corvette.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2013, 01:25:55 pm
Get a 70's Chevette instead.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on June 10, 2013, 01:47:08 pm
My first car was a 70's Chevette and is still my favourite car despite having to go into 1st gear sometimes to get up hills.  Loved that car right up until the engine melted on the M6.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 10, 2013, 01:54:23 pm
(http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/01/05/14/07/1981_chevrolet_chevette-pic-7286.jpeg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 10, 2013, 02:36:12 pm

My first car was a 70's Chevette and is still my favourite car despite having to go into 1st gear sometimes to get up hills.  Loved that car right up until the engine melted on the M6.



My first car was also a Chevette. A much loved versatile coupe with almost a whole horse under the bonnet...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 10, 2013, 02:55:59 pm
My first car was a beige Austin Maestro City X 1.3. The thing was impossible to kill, and trust me, I tried.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2013, 03:07:46 pm
Some of you saw my first car, it was a wagon and a half.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 10, 2013, 04:20:00 pm

I had a little mini automatic.  It had bad brakes and my dad looked at it and said that there was nothing much wrong with it.  I remember putting my foot on the brake ahead of a traffic jam heading into Loughborough and nothing happened.  I had my foot to the floor and the bottom of the car almost came out.  I had been assured by my father that it was a glitch.  I took the car to an independent mechanic who said flat out that "your dad is trying to kill you, they are the worst brakes I have seen, they are almost non-existent".  I haven't spoken to my father for 25 years and the above was the tip of the iceberg.  It's a miracle that I made it to 43.  Happy Birthday me by the way...



Chicago: A bit lucky
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 10, 2013, 04:29:24 pm
"Brakes".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 12, 2013, 03:08:47 pm
Just got tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age in September. Hope they're better than they were last time I saw them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 12, 2013, 03:16:52 pm

Just got tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age in September. Hope they're better than they were last time I saw them.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 12, 2013, 03:23:44 pm
Set list was a bit crap last time. This is a bigger gig, hopefully we'll get a better set list.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 14, 2013, 09:18:33 pm
Got the house we wanted (to rent) in the that their Yaaarkshire. We're moving up their for six months at the beginning of July to see how it goes and if we like it. Mind you, out of that six months I'm abroad for nearly three of them so not too sure where 'home' for me is going to be.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: smeds on June 14, 2013, 09:54:23 pm

Some of you saw my first car, it was a wagon and a half.


Was that the one we saw broken down outside Gillingham, tidy Jack's hat-trick game?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 14, 2013, 11:53:07 pm

Some of you saw my first car, it was a wagon and a half.


So worth about 18 quid then?  (that's "lend me 12 quid" * 1.5 for you mathematically Ingo.)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 15, 2013, 09:35:11 am

So worth about 18 quid then?  (that's "lend me 12 quid" * 1.5 for you mathematically Ingo.)


Or "Here come some more suckers, heh heh heh..." to the rest of us.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 15, 2013, 01:06:31 pm

Was that the one we saw broken down outside Gillingham, tidy Jack's hat-trick game?


It always looked broken down and it did go to Gilliangham once, but it never did actually break down, even when we tried to blow it up by driving to Loughborough in first gear.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 15, 2013, 02:53:05 pm
The "...in first gear" is shirley superfluous?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 15, 2013, 02:54:22 pm

It always looked broken down and it did go to Gilliangham once, but it never did actually break down, even when we tried to blow it up by driving to Loughborough in first gear.


What's this?  Are you trying to claim that it had more than one gear?

In other news, I'm glad that one of my football mates isn't dead today.  He tried to drink himself to death for his new baby's "head-wetting".  He got ludicrously mashed, even for a sweaty.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 17, 2013, 01:05:23 pm
My Mum giving me a ticket for the TB Ashes test.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 17, 2013, 01:27:52 pm
Which day?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on June 17, 2013, 01:38:39 pm
I presume it was today?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on June 17, 2013, 01:54:01 pm
My mate's just got me a ticket for the Saturday. Woo and indeed hoo.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 17, 2013, 04:28:34 pm

Which day?


Thursday, I think. Going with my Dad so won't be getting sh!tfaced, but if you're there on the same day I'll certainly come have some beers with you. I think my plan will be to stay in Nottingham that night if any TB c*nts want to get drunk with me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 18, 2013, 08:24:54 am

Thursday, I think. Going with my Dad so won't be getting sh!tfaced, but if you're there on the same day I'll certainly come have some beers with you. I think my plan will be to stay in Nottingham that night if any TB c*nts want to get drunk with me.


We are Friday which probably gets you out what could have been a very dull disscussion about cycling and how dull it can be sometimes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 18, 2013, 01:22:28 pm
We can have it on Thursday evening if you're around for a few beers in town.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: theintelligent1 on June 18, 2013, 01:37:30 pm
Australia qualifying for the world cup!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on June 18, 2013, 02:56:40 pm

Australia qualifying for the world cup!


Yes it must be nice for Australia to have something they are reasonably good at now you are pants at cricket.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 18, 2013, 03:04:18 pm

Yes it must be nice for Australia to have something they are reasonably good at now you are pants at cricket.


Reasonably good at =/= better than Oman, Jordan and Iraq.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 18, 2013, 06:38:31 pm
I'm going to be in Sydney whilst the 2 & 3rd test matches are being played. Could be fun.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 18, 2013, 10:02:27 pm
Who's Sydney and does he/she know yet?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 18, 2013, 10:06:57 pm

Who's Sydney and does he/she know yet?


They have no idea.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 18, 2013, 10:15:56 pm
It's like London, but with more sun and less Australians.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 18, 2013, 10:18:09 pm

It's like London, but with more sun and less Australians.


More sun, even though it's their winter? Never been to Oz, and really looking forward to it.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 18, 2013, 10:23:37 pm
http://www.holiday-weather.com/sydney/averages/july/

Average 7 hours of sun a day in July, which is the middle of their winter.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 18, 2013, 10:32:46 pm

http://www.holiday-weather.com/sydney/averages/july/

Average 7 hours of sun a day in July, which is the middle of their winter.


But only 13c.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 18, 2013, 10:36:34 pm
You think it's going to be much warmer in London in July? Honestly?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 18, 2013, 10:40:43 pm

They have no idea.


That's normally my experience too.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 18, 2013, 11:00:48 pm

You think it's going to be much warmer in London in July? Honestly?


Warmer than 13c. Maybe wetter though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: theintelligent1 on June 19, 2013, 07:27:16 am

Yes it must be nice for Australia to have something they are reasonably good at now you are pants at cricket.


touche....

though ill always trade 3 straight world cups for a few lean years in cricket........
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on June 19, 2013, 08:16:23 am

I'm going to be in Sydney whilst the 2 & 3rd test matches are being played. Could be fun.


I'm there at some point during that period. Australians are w@nkers but the country is alright.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on June 19, 2013, 03:22:23 pm

I'm there at some point during that period. Australians are w@nkers but the country is alright.


hey.. that's my future idiot-convict countrymen you're referring to there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on June 19, 2013, 03:58:46 pm

Australians are w@nkers but the country is alright.


All the ones I met in oz were actually really nice, they just send all the w@nkers back to blighty.  Some sort of karma.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 19, 2013, 04:00:53 pm

Australians are w@nkers but the country is alright.


Careful, you'll have JP and the race police after you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 19, 2013, 04:04:49 pm

All the ones I met in oz were actually really nice, they just send all the w@nkers back to blighty.  Some sort of karma.


If you've been to Oz then you'll be aware that it's a reciprocal exchange programme.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on June 19, 2013, 04:10:58 pm
Australia - the South Africa that got away with it
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on June 19, 2013, 05:40:20 pm

It's like London, but with more sun and less Australians.


The only good thing about Osborne running the economy is that the Australians are going home.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/strewth-mate-aussies-wave-goodbye-to-britain-as-it-becomes-too-pricey-to-stay-8624387.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 19, 2013, 05:43:54 pm
I can't believe the Redback has closed. That place used to be amazing for a) chatting up very drunk Australian girls, and b) laughing at the astonishing stupidity of drunk Australian men.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Kemo Sabe on June 19, 2013, 06:24:20 pm

I can't believe the Redback has closed. That place used to be amazing for a) chatting up very drunk Australian girls, and b) laughing at the astonishing stupidity of drunk Australian men.


Sounds a lot like Walkabout, only without the Australians. (Unless you go to the VIP section of the one in Broad Street, Birmingham, which takes a lot of beating if you're English).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 19, 2013, 06:47:23 pm
No work today. Golfing instead with, amongst other people, a prominent talkback gobby cannuck ex-pats' dad.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on June 20, 2013, 10:23:26 am
Just made myself a fried egg sandwich.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 20, 2013, 02:24:23 pm
Medical science is awesome. (http://www.upworthy.com/long-shot-doctors-inject-fatal-virus-into-dying-girl-this-100-true-story-will-amaze-you?g=3)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on June 20, 2013, 02:37:04 pm
So goat aids is a good thing now?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 20, 2013, 03:01:51 pm
Maybe if you've got goat leukaemia.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on June 20, 2013, 03:30:27 pm
I wasn't sure of one bit in it, were they saying that this treatment doesn't work in many cases or most new cancer treatments don't work in many cases?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on June 21, 2013, 08:04:11 pm
What was pleasing me yesterday was that I was in Barcelona in glorious sun, grazing and drinking my way round the city till about 2am at the marina.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on June 21, 2013, 09:08:00 pm

What was pleasing me yesterday was that I was in Barcelona in glorious sun, grazing and drinking my way round the city till about 2am at the marina.


Many animals probably had similar days, but sadly aren't around to tell the tale.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 21, 2013, 09:27:44 pm
I was going to buy this (http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/tornado-ego-c/kits/tornado-ego-c-mega-twist-compact-kit-2-product.html) next month, for when I was out and about.  I'll get it this month though, considering it's 20% off.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 21, 2013, 09:36:24 pm


I was rather pleased that Barcelona football club (yes them from Spain), contacted me and asked me if I wanted to take a coaching clinic with their professional staff.  I was too busy to do it and thought that I would have to pay for the privilege so I turned them down.  Turns out that not only were they working with MLS teams and coaching staff they would have paid us to put their practices into gear with the local youth and that they were laying ground work for recruitment in the US and that it lead to a pretty nice gig. 

My friend did it and loved it (it is 10 days), got gear and was paid and then told me that I was tw@t for turning it down.  So I was pleased now I think I may have missed a trick.  Curses!



Chicago: Wrong again!     
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 21, 2013, 09:41:08 pm


I was rather pleased that Barcelona football club (yes them from Spain), contacted me and asked me if I wanted to take a coaching clinic with their professional staff.  I was too busy to do it and thought that I would have to pay for the privilege so I turned them down.  Turns out that not only were they working with MLS teams and coaching staff they would have paid us to put their practices into gear with the local youth and that they were laying ground work for recruitment in the US and that it lead to a pretty nice gig. 

My friend did it and loved it (it is 10 days), got gear and was paid and then told me that I was tw@t for turning it down.  So I was pleased now I think I may have missed a trick.  Curses!



Chicago: Wrong again!    


One of my football friends, and an occasional visitor/poster on here, has a son coaching in the states. I think he was offered that gig.  I forget whether he took it up or not.  The coaching school that he was affiliated to were part of the scheme.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on June 21, 2013, 09:43:21 pm

I was going to buy this (http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/tornado-ego-c/kits/tornado-ego-c-mega-twist-compact-kit-2-product.html) next month, for when I was out and about.  I'll get it this month though, considering it's 20% off.


Is that another eSmoke device? If I landed on that page by accident I could probably be persuaded it was some USB 3.0 terrorist rig.

I'm intrigued by that stuff myself as I'm currently under threat of death if I don't give up soon, given that the better half packed in over a year ago and I've been merrily dithering away like the weak willed toad that I am ever since.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 21, 2013, 09:52:37 pm

Is that another eSmoke device? If I landed on that page by accident I could probably be persuaded it was some USB 3.0 terrorist rig.

I'm intrigued by that stuff myself as I'm currently under threat of death if I don't give up soon, given that the better half packed in over a year ago and I've been merrily dithering away like the weak willed toad that I am ever since.


It is.  It's a relatively slim variable voltage battery, that can help optimise the amount of vapour for a given cartomizer/atomiser setup.  It's the one I'll use for when I'm out and about, because my eVic is too bulky/fragile.  You can use the ego-C (that it comes with) atomisers, or something like a 3.5ml DCT tank (http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/cartomiser-systems/dual-coil-tank/35ml-dual-coil-tank-single-2-product.html) (my choice) and they are the same diameter - although it may need something like this (http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/cartomiser-systems/dual-coil-tank/35ml-dual-coil-tank-decorative-plinth-product.html), to get a clean uninterrupted line, and be more resilient in the pocket.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on June 21, 2013, 09:57:53 pm
Thanks for that, I shall do some homework.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 22, 2013, 04:38:19 pm
Got an Aga-2 atomiser for vaping.  It's a rebuildable, you roll a bit of metal mesh into a tube and wind low-resistance wire around it into a loop, attach the ends to terminals on the cap, and vape away.  Great vaping experience.  The only downside is how fiddly it is to wind the coil, but investing in a magnifying glass headset (yes it does make you look a dick) helps with that.  Oh, and it uses juice like it's going out of fashion.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 22, 2013, 04:43:40 pm

I was going to buy this (http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/products/tornado-ego-c/kits/tornado-ego-c-mega-twist-compact-kit-2-product.html) next month, for when I was out and about.  I'll get it this month though, considering it's 20% off.


I've got an ego Twist, they're nice devices.  It's my second pick after the Vamo, which is a variable wattage/voltage battery and is in my humble the best you can get short of robbing a bank and buying a Provari (£175).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 22, 2013, 05:08:50 pm

Got an Aga-2 atomiser for vaping.  It's a rebuildable, you roll a bit of metal mesh into a tube and wind low-resistance wire around it into a loop, attach the ends to terminals on the cap, and vape away.  Great vaping experience.  The only downside is how fiddly it is to wind the coil, but investing in a magnifying glass headset (yes it does make you look a dick) helps with that.  Oh, and it uses juice like it's going out of fashion.


I have one of those very things...though it's currently sitting waiting for the 3mm silica rope to arrive, and I'm using my DCT.

The VAMO looks good value for an 18650 mod, but I couldn't resist the extra connected features of the eVic.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 22, 2013, 08:35:46 pm

I've got an ego Twist


As a regular talkback contributor, I think we all took that as read.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Legin on June 23, 2013, 01:25:16 am
Tricky. I just said give vaping a try! Oh dear lord ,Please tell me it's not my fault?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on June 23, 2013, 10:50:30 am
We'll all blame you when the world goes up in eSmoke.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on June 24, 2013, 10:38:12 am
This Tom Head (http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/tom-head-s-nottingham-forest-blog-the-hysterics-surrounding-our-transfer-policy-1-5793435) bloke makes more sense than his brother Dick who does most of the posting on Twitter.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 24, 2013, 11:39:13 am

This Tom Head (http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/tom-head-s-nottingham-forest-blog-the-hysterics-surrounding-our-transfer-policy-1-5793435) bloke makes more sense than his brother Dick who does most of the posting on Twitter.


I agree with the sentiment, but the overblown language and sense of self-importance could have been me in my pomp.  The assertions are a bit ropey as well - Doughty appointed McClaren for no reason.  Really?

Clearly a relative of his more prolific brother.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on June 25, 2013, 11:56:31 pm
Still unbeatable at our hockey. And slightly drunk.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on June 26, 2013, 08:26:19 am
"Air hockey" obviously. And that "slightly" doesn't really belong there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 27, 2013, 08:02:58 am
Staying in the hotel where this event is happening this weekend (http://www.fashiontv.com/specials/miss-fashiontv-awards).

Ace day yesterday as they were all working on their tans round the pool.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 27, 2013, 03:07:20 pm
You know the rules.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WhiHQPisyGY/TZ2AXbU7J5I/AAAAAAAAAT4/PqExlBm6QRc/s400/Pics%2BOr%2BIt%2BDidn%2527t%2BHappen.jpeg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on June 27, 2013, 04:00:01 pm
Finally have my Passport and managed to get an appointment at the US Embassy in Ottawa for Tuesday morning. Given its a 3 week wait at the US Embassy in London thats a huge win.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 28, 2013, 09:22:27 am

You know the rules.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WhiHQPisyGY/TZ2AXbU7J5I/AAAAAAAAAT4/PqExlBm6QRc/s400/Pics%2BOr%2BIt%2BDidn%2527t%2BHappen.jpeg)


You have emails
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 28, 2013, 12:26:08 pm
That's funny.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 28, 2013, 01:31:22 pm

That's funny.


It's becoming quite troubling now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 28, 2013, 06:20:12 pm
As soon as I start having problems I imagine it'll be in the annoying me thread, but currently I'm pleased I've just signed up to BT Infinity - 76BM download speeds through their fibre-optic. Should be great.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on June 30, 2013, 08:04:32 am
Played golf in a fourball with Colin Barrett yesterday. He has some good stories of Cloughie and the euro cup days.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on June 30, 2013, 10:32:05 pm
Doesn't really belong here, much like me, but I invested in an eSmoke last week after my nerdrons were fired up on reading about that very subject herein.

Too early to judge how it will affect a habit I've had for most of my adult life and a bit of me says I'm probably already in danger of substituting one crutch for another.

Different 'feel' aside, it does seem easier than my usual unsuccessful method of going turkey, though I'm not sure if that's the nicotine hit or just the placebo effect of 'going through the motions' and inhaling some stuff. At two days in since the last real cigarette it's hard to say, but I don't yet feel the urge to spark up the few real ones I still have loitering in my pocket so that's pleasing.

Not allowed to mist-munch in the house which I find an amusing, but perfectly legit request, and I do want it to be a means to an end rather than a permanent replacement for tabs.

No real news yet then, sorry.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on June 30, 2013, 11:28:15 pm
Making 122 not out today.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2013, 07:58:45 am
Well done Dave Rave.

What's please me today is I now have tickets for the 4th Ashes test on the 26th.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on July 03, 2013, 04:00:19 pm
Finishing my speech for my son's wedding on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on July 03, 2013, 04:05:38 pm

Finishing my speech for my son's wedding on Saturday.


Ok, who had 3 days 22 hours in the sweepstake?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on July 03, 2013, 10:03:09 pm
sh!tstorm (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23142660)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 03, 2013, 10:11:11 pm
Scheißegewitter sounds better though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on July 04, 2013, 03:55:56 am
Sitting in Philadelphia airport, waiting for my connecting flight home. After 8 days of spending countless hours waiting for appointments, passports and visa's I am now only and hour from home. Just in time for the long weekend, perfect.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on July 06, 2013, 04:59:16 pm
Notts CCC committee banning trumpet tw@t from playing at Trent Bridge during the Ashes test.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 06, 2013, 10:32:49 pm
That would annoy me immensely.

At a football match I could probably just about tolerate it for 90 minutes in a noisy, full stadium, but drawing the short straw and sitting next to that at a day's test match cricket would result in said trumpet being turned into a rather stylised French horn with a lifeless head somewhere in the middle of the tubing by the time the first drinks trolley had come on.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 06, 2013, 10:35:48 pm

That would annoy me immensely.

At a football match I could probably just about tolerate it for 90 minutes in a noisy, full stadium, but drawing the short straw and sitting next to that at a day's test match cricket would result in said trumpet being turned into a rather stylised French horn with a lifeless head somewhere in the middle of the tubing by the time the first drinks trolley had come on.


In those circumstances it's entirely reasonable to RichB the f*cker.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 06, 2013, 10:42:40 pm
I'm still poorly.  The fake wimbledon illness has been all too real and lasted the entire tournament. I've been pouring fluid out of my nose and mouth, coming from my lungs (and an attendant loss of lung function as a result), all day.  I was determined, however, to man the f*ck up and take advantage of the one f*cking hot weekend of the year summer.  Consequently all key objectives have been hit today.  Shopping was done, the grass was hoovered, I went on a bike ride, and spent the evening in a lovely beer garden (the plough at normanton) with friends, before riding back.  I feel like superman, albeit superman on his deathbed as a consequence of the close proximity of kryptonite. 

Still, the barmaid made me feel better.  We were deep in a conversation about being old, and she piped up "you're not on your deathbed, so you're fine".  It was the most backhanded of miniscule compliments.  We pissed ourselves.  A good day.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 06, 2013, 11:05:18 pm
Had a week away from standard cigarettes now and I can start to feel the usual quitting improvements, though not having done a proper study on the nicotine content on the standard fuel for the eCig I've just realised I'm taking in a bit more than I was on standard cigarettes on my old low tar/light brand.

I've probably got through the first week on slightly increased hyperactivity, being a very heavy coffee drinker too. I need to cut the dose down now I'm used to the difference.

I'm not missing the real things yet though, which is hugely pleasing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on July 07, 2013, 12:26:59 am

That would annoy me immensely.

At a football match I could probably just about tolerate it for 90 minutes in a noisy, full stadium, but drawing the short straw and sitting next to that at a day's test match cricket would result in said trumpet being turned into a rather stylised French horn with a lifeless head somewhere in the middle of the tubing by the time the first drinks trolley had come on.


Plus.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on July 07, 2013, 12:27:40 am

In those circumstances it's entirely reasonable to RichB the f*cker.


Plus.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on July 11, 2013, 11:30:10 am
Played football last night and managed to last  for most of the match. I didnt move much though. Holding mid field role with some rather incisive passing. And a goal.
As my last attempt at football left me weeping gently after 5 minutes, I feel progress is being made.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 13, 2013, 12:29:18 pm
Having booked b&b at The Beeches for the Saturday night of Riverside and first game of the season.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 14, 2013, 08:01:26 pm
Danced on stage at the Royal Coronation garden party at Buckingham Palace today. Didn't see the queen, but did get to hang out back stage with Rebecca Grant. She's very lovely.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on July 14, 2013, 10:25:26 pm

Danced on stage at the Royal Coronation garden party at Buckingham Palace today. Didn't see the queen, but did get to hang out back stage with Rebecca Grant. She's very lovely.


Read that as Russell Grant, which would make more sense
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on July 14, 2013, 10:26:52 pm

Danced on stage at the Royal Coronation garden party at Buckingham Palace today. Didn't see the queen, but did get to hang out back stage with Rebecca Grant. She's very lovely.


Excellent.

(Who is Rebecca Grant?)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 14, 2013, 11:03:23 pm
Google her. She's a minor celebrity tv/film star who does a bit of singing on the side.

She gets massive bonus points for being hot and from Nottingham.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on July 15, 2013, 11:41:52 pm
I've finally bitten the bullet and made a start on getting rid of my CDs which for some years now  have been gathering dust in the corner.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on July 16, 2013, 08:53:38 am

I've finally bitten the bullet and made a start on getting rid of my CDs which for some years now  have been gathering dust in the corner.


i'm nearing the end of that process. it's well worth it. and i've largely done the same with dvd's, vinyl. books, and anything else that i realised was little more than 'weight' and, in most cases, could be adequately replaced with something that goes on a hard drive.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 17, 2013, 12:27:26 pm
This. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23339424)

Apart from the further exposure of the Direby blonde bint, that is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on July 19, 2013, 12:59:11 pm
Pint of beer at my desk, the Open on the PC and the test match on the iPad.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 19, 2013, 06:29:32 pm

Pint of beer at my desk, the Open on the PC and the test match on the iPad.


Similarly lashings of ginger beer, open in HD on the tv and ashes on the phone. Life doesn't get much better.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on July 19, 2013, 06:38:20 pm
Morgan's milking it (http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/article/morgans-milking-it-924637.aspx) on the official site. Who thought it would be about Wes's pay negotiations with Leicester? That's everybody then.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 20, 2013, 08:14:12 am
The greatest runner of all time continues to astound. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/23385989)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 20, 2013, 09:35:20 pm
Westie.

C'mon, Lee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 20, 2013, 10:17:41 pm
Shhh. Don't jinx it. this might be the one...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 21, 2013, 11:18:27 am
Have bought this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350836712870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649), to turn my rice cooker into a temperature controlled sous vide bath, but for £7.50 delivered.

So my rice cooker, which is also a steamer, will soon be suitable for cooking sous vide.  Total cost?  I think the rice cooker was around £20 from Lidl, £7.50 for the controller - an enclosure, sockets, and cables, retrieved from old broken equipped for nothing.  Total expenditure under thirty quid.  Bargain.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on July 21, 2013, 02:05:23 pm
Sous-vide, never heard of that till today.  It looks like a very good cooking method, provided you make sure to kill bacteria so if you're cooking steak, it probably needs to be flash-fried after slow cooking.  Just read a Grauniad article in which the author sous-vides scrambled eggs; that must be asking for listeria poisoning.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 21, 2013, 06:20:28 pm

Sous-vide, never heard of that till today.  It looks like a very good cooking method, provided you make sure to kill bacteria so if you're cooking steak, it probably needs to be flash-fried after slow cooking.  Just read a Grauniad article in which the author sous-vides scrambled eggs; that must be asking for listeria poisoning.


No. That would just be a result of an incomplete understanding.  I might refer the honourable gentleman to this handy guide to sous vide cooking (http://www.douglasbaldwin.com/sous-vide.html), and the Tables for pasteurisation of various foodstuffs at low temperatures.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 22, 2013, 07:52:18 am
London to Paris, 306 miles, on a bicycle, in three days. Done.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 22, 2013, 09:36:09 am
Good effort, sir.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2013, 09:54:30 am
Well done. How's the arse?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on July 22, 2013, 10:50:09 am

Have bought this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350836712870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649), to turn my rice cooker into a temperature controlled sous vide bath, but for £7.50 delivered.


I'm trying to work that device out.  Does the power only flow through it between certain temps so that you have to wire your heating/cooling device through it?  if so it's cheap and may solve an issue I'd been looking at spending quite a lot more on, well 40 quid rather than a tenner.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 22, 2013, 11:17:24 am

I'm trying to work that device out.  Does the power only flow through it between certain temps so that you have to wire your heating/cooling device through it?  if so it's cheap and may solve an issue I'd been looking at spending quite a lot more on, well 40 quid rather than a tenner.


It will only do heating *or* cooling, plus alarm (I think, I've yet to receive it and play).  You power the device, set the upper and lower temp limits, and then set for heating or cooling (I think).  If set for heating the one relay contact closes when below temp - so you would use that to switch the live on the cooker (/heating circuit - as long as it draws less than 10A, I think - or use to switch an SSR to support the load that you need).  If it goes over temp (in this scenario) there is an audible alarm. Note that I've chosen this device because it is powered by 220V AC - some are 110V Ac or 12V DC.

You can get devices (PID's) that do both heating and cooling (ie switch two relays, one at either end of the range). Look on ebay and amazon. Something like (I think) this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Temperature-Controller-Thermostat-Aquarium/dp/B009HKYZBY/ref=pd_cp_light_1).

Things to look out for....the temperature range you require (for my app water can only be between 0 and 100deg C), the supply voltage.  The load supported by the relay contacts, the number of switchable relay contacts.  There are a lot of very similar devices out there, that look essentially the same, but are subtly different.

Note that you will need some sort of enclosure to mount it in, as it's a panel mount device.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on July 22, 2013, 11:42:25 am
I'm trying to maintain a cold box/fridge at 8 to 10 degress C.  Most fridges won't let you go that high on their thermostat, plus I might be looking at building something more aesthetically pleasing with the workings of a fridge.  This will all of course cost a lot of money and go wrong and result in my buying new flooring at some point.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 22, 2013, 12:01:32 pm

I'm trying to maintain a cold box/fridge at 8 to 10 degress C.  Most fridges won't let you go that high on their thermostat, plus I might be looking at building something more aesthetically pleasing with the workings of a fridge.  This will all of course cost a lot of money and go wrong and result in my buying new flooring at some point.


Be carefull with fridges. Bad chemicals, much scope for f*ckup. As for the coolbox, that's viable - possibly. Lidl currently have a cool box with a small refridgeration unit and a fan, powered by a car socket. Under 30 quid. It will only drop the temperature so many degres below ambient, but combined with a pid it might fall in your range. Peltier devices might also do what you want if you want a small capacity. If you want a bigger volume, consider a cheap air-con unit.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2013, 12:06:00 pm
This seems a lot of effort to take on Uncle Ben, the man's a master so I'm not sure why you are bothering.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 22, 2013, 12:59:35 pm
After three hours of the engineer being here, we finally have BT Infinity. Just did a speed test - 65MB download!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2013, 01:00:18 pm
Seeing as you are on the advert that is the least you can expect.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on July 22, 2013, 01:41:38 pm

After three hours of the engineer being here, we finally have BT Infinity. Just did a speed test - 65MB download!


I'm curious what did the engineer do? I'm having this fitted on Wednesday and have been told that this is FTTC, so normal cable for the last leg of the connection.
That being the case short of plugging in and faffing about with the router I'm not sure why I've been told the engineer will be with me for several hours.

I could ask BT I guess but life's too short to talk to BT when you don't really have to.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on July 22, 2013, 01:54:23 pm

I'm curious what did the engineer do? I'm having this fitted on Wednesday and have been told that this is FTTC, so normal cable for the last leg of the connection.
That being the case short of plugging in and faffing about with the router I'm not sure why I've been told the engineer will be with me for several hours.

I could ask BT I guess but life's too short to talk to BT when you don't really have to.


Be aware that your speed will likely fluctuate wildly for the first week.

When BT came and put infinity in for me, they replaced the old home hub with a new hub and router, then had to pop back in his van and drive to the junction box, to make some amendments and then come back to the house and use his diagnostic meters to check that all was well and the throughput was acceptable.

Thats probably why they say 'several hours' although in reality with me, it was more like one hour start to finish (including nipping to the junction box down the road). I guess if you need additional sockets/wiring, then it would be longer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on July 22, 2013, 02:12:06 pm

Be aware that your speed will likely fluctuate wildly for the first week.

When BT came and put infinity in for me, they replaced the old home hub with a new hub and router, then had to pop back in his van and drive to the junction box, to make some amendments and then come back to the house and use his diagnostic meters to check that all was well and the throughput was acceptable.

Thats probably why they say 'several hours' although in reality with me, it was more like one hour start to finish (including nipping to the junction box down the road). I guess if you need additional sockets/wiring, then it would be longer.


Ditto. Can see why it would take longer than an hour unless you were providing especially nice biscuits.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 22, 2013, 02:54:17 pm
I know I'm very late to the party Russ/Tricky .... but XBMC ..... nice.... very nice indeed. So easy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 23, 2013, 05:37:16 am

Well done. How's the arse?


As sore as you would expect.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on July 23, 2013, 08:48:37 am
Well done Russ.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 23, 2013, 10:58:30 am
Thank you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on July 23, 2013, 09:29:46 pm
I'd forgotten just how bloody good Queen were.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 24, 2013, 12:58:17 am
They rawk like Slayer Queen. Never, ever forget that FACT.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on July 24, 2013, 12:06:49 pm

After three hours of the engineer being here, we finally have BT Infinity. Just did a speed test - 65MB download!


Just had mine fitted.

I'm now getting 20MB down 2.5 up which is about 10 time faster than before, but some way off what I was expecting. That going to have to be some serious "settling".

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on July 24, 2013, 12:08:21 pm
MS Paint OAP: http://mashable.com/2013/07/24/97-year-old-artwork-ms-paint/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 24, 2013, 12:30:48 pm

Just had mine fitted.

I'm now getting 20MB down 2.5 up which is about 10 time faster than before, but some way off what I was expecting. That going to have to be some serious "settling".


What speed did you pay for? I think I might be at the advantage of being in a new-build, hence all new cabling.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on July 24, 2013, 01:30:42 pm

What speed did you pay for? I think I might be at the advantage of being in a new-build, hence all new cabling.


The fastest FTTC which is supposed to be ~80 down and ~20 up.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 24, 2013, 01:53:58 pm
Same as me then. Think it's 76MB down and 20MB up. They do say it takes a little while to settle down. And I'd do repeat tests as I did 5-6 tests over an hour period and it varied between 36MB and 74MB. Also obviously I hope you're testing with a hard-wired connection rather than wireless.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on July 24, 2013, 02:41:08 pm
A follow up 'pleasing me' post to a previous 'annoying me' post:

http://trentend.co.uk/index.php?topic=5.msg4611#msg4611

I emailed my local county councillor to express my disgust at their insurers' attitude and have just had a call from said insurers. They say new evidence has come to light and are now accepting liability. Cheque for just under £400 in post. This should be in a 'what's shocking me' thread.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 24, 2013, 07:57:13 pm
I've had an absolute sh!tstorm of a day. Internet died terminally overnight.  City link lost a parcel that was supposed to be delivered prior to ten thirty, so that I could repair the work phone system - currently no incoming or outgoing calls because the storm fried the line card. Currently at work using the internet to setup a laptop for the MD's holiday. Couldn't leave home before six in case City Link found the parcel - they didn't.  Have been working at home all day, and not had time to eat yet.  Meanwhile can't progress what I am doing without the MD, and he's unavailable because he has taken a management group for an indian meal.  b@stard. I'm starving.

I am choosing to be pleased, in the face of adversity, because my plan for a sous vide controller has worked and it is now built and tested.  Can now cook.  Total additional expenditure (I had the enclosure, wires and connectors hanging around) £7.50.  It's not perfect, the controller doesn't actively adapt to the target temperature, so there is about two degrees of fluctuation, but it's workable.  I can use what I have and keep my eye out for an upgraded cheap controller as and when one becomes available.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on July 25, 2013, 05:19:03 pm
Having the means to think about a career move, I can take EVR and while I won't be rich I can afford to move to a less stressful job. Regardless of leaving/staying I have taken a decision to take my pension up to 2010 and continue in the new pension fund created that year.

So I am actively seeking a new job but will continue in my current role until such time the right job comes along. I also have to consider the free shares that are supposed to be coming my way and the fact that redundancy packages may be available after we are sold.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mappo on July 25, 2013, 08:40:07 pm

Having the means to think about a career move, I can take EVR and while I won't be rich I can afford to move to a less stressful job. Regardless of leaving/staying I have taken a decision to take my pension up to 2010 and continue in the new pension fund created that year.

So I am actively seeking a new job but will continue in my current role until such time the right job comes along. I also have to consider the free shares that are supposed to be coming my way and the fact that redundancy packages may be available after we are sold.


Don't forget the long term sickleave available to posties.  If you get two stressed, they'll let you take an extended holiday for 6 months on full pay won't they?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 26, 2013, 10:09:49 pm
I had a wake up call....we don't habitually drink red wine, and I was left with a situation recently when the presence of a visitor requiring a glass of red, meant that I had to roll out a bottle of something that was a little too good for the occasion, and left to breathe insufficiently.  A crying shame.  Therefore decided I might as well drink the stuff, rather than have casual bystanders consume it.

My daughter has graduated this month, and got her first proper job.  We toasted the occasion with a 2006 Barolo (my favourite wine, if a little hit and miss) that I've been keeping for five years (and a bit).  It was absolutely immense.

I have some millenium beers that I put aside for a number of occasions - my fortieth, my daughters eighteenth, and her graduation.  Never got round to drinking them on time. They're going next.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on July 30, 2013, 09:45:34 am
That using BT-Infinity I am getting wireless download speeds of ~37mbps (wired speeds of ~70mbps).

(Winky thing at Garf)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on July 30, 2013, 10:40:51 am
The Forest emailer I've just got: "Henri Lansbury is ready for the new season, are you?". Lansbury appears to have prepared by placing a long-haired guinea pig on his head.

What I like is that the club can joke about the "are you?" stuff now. It seems like a coming of age.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on July 30, 2013, 10:48:53 am
You won't like it so much if the guinea pig turns out to be no use whatsoever.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 01, 2013, 03:52:48 pm
Warning - won’t interest non-vapers.

Bought a Vision Eternity re-buildable atomiser yesterday. So far it seems to be the mutt’s nuts - gobsmacked at how different it is compared to the standard Ego tank system, though only used it as a dripper so far and can’t compare to any other tanks/cartos.

Piece of cake to assemble/clean/rebuild and the parts are dirt cheap so just a case of how much abuse it can take before something breaks. I’m already thinking of buying another as a backup as I doubt I’ll find anything else that hits the money for me for 20 notes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on August 01, 2013, 10:10:45 pm
David Sedaris being on R4 Extra.  He's something of a modern Woody Allen when it comes to soliloquies, he can easily keep an audience entertained in 30-45 minutes of just him reading a silly personal story.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on August 01, 2013, 10:22:18 pm
He's on Four normal at the moment too. Very funny.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 02, 2013, 12:03:57 am
He's often on 'This American Life' podcasts, which are well worth a listen.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on August 02, 2013, 05:41:07 pm
Garage tried to shaft me and then refused to acknowledge my complaint over the phone. One strongly-worded letter later outlining all of my consumer rights, and hinting at the potential involvement of trading standards and the umbrella organisation they are a member of, and I've got a full refund and the new part stays in the car.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on August 03, 2013, 12:17:34 pm
Sky sports for £1 a month for the next 6. Months, just hope there is a Forest match in that time...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on August 03, 2013, 12:39:09 pm

Sky sports for £1 a month for the next 6. Months, just hope there is a Forest match in that time...


More than BT are showing
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 03, 2013, 01:24:56 pm
Haslet and pickle cob in the Stratford. Proper Norrinum cuisine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 05, 2013, 11:44:44 am
This website is really useful for walkers or anybody who's ever struggled to find exactly which direction a footpath is supposed to go:

http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 05, 2013, 12:29:26 pm

This website is really useful for walkers or anybody who's ever struggled to find exactly which direction a footpath is supposed to go:

http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm


Don't footpaths go in both directions? If not, how do you get home?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 05, 2013, 12:31:21 pm

Don't footpaths go in both directions? If not, how do you get home?


You just turn the computer round and off you go.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 05, 2013, 12:54:14 pm

Don't footpaths go in both directions? If not, how do you get home?


No - there are some which are dead-ends.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 05, 2013, 12:57:56 pm

No - there are some which are dead-ends.


When you get to the end do you have to stand there, like a video game character walking into a wall, until someone airlifts you out?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 05, 2013, 01:09:52 pm
If you find yourself on a path which comes to a dead end, a good tip is to retrace your steps for just a few yards. You will then find that it goes in both directions.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 05, 2013, 01:11:14 pm
This way, path lovers. (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/support-us/donations/tools-for-teams-appeal.aspx)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on August 05, 2013, 01:14:54 pm

When you get to the end do you have to stand there, like a video game character walking into a wall, until someone airlifts you out?


there's not always a wall. there may be a hedge, a body of water, a cliff, a barn, or a cow. but, that aside, yeah.

i grew up in a village. public footpath roulette was a thing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 05, 2013, 01:22:47 pm

This way, path lovers. (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/support-us/donations/tools-for-teams-appeal.aspx)


Silver slashers?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on August 05, 2013, 03:49:10 pm

there's not always a wall. there may be a hedge, a body of water, a cliff, a barn, or a cow. but, that aside, yeah.

i grew up in a village. public footpath roulette was a thing.


A bull or a massive patch of nettles were also to be feared.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 07, 2013, 08:59:40 pm
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/mountain-biker-recovers-crash-win-wall-death-move-123228171.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 08, 2013, 12:20:59 am

A bull or a massive patch of nettles were also to be feared.


And still are. (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/06/man-charged-bull-kills-rambler)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 08, 2013, 12:21:42 am
PS that wasn't pleasing me....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on August 08, 2013, 07:49:13 am

PS that wasn't pleasing me....


The fact that the farmer has been charged pleases me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 08, 2013, 08:21:36 am

The fact that the farmer has been charged pleases me.


Not biting.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on August 09, 2013, 01:54:07 pm

When you get to the end do you have to stand there, like a video game character walking into a wall, until someone airlifts you out?


Depends if a large sheer cliff edge is involved or not.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on August 10, 2013, 04:17:28 pm
Hooters for tea.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on August 10, 2013, 05:27:58 pm
I should have added that im in hooters for my tea wiyj a bunch of Blackburn fans
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on August 11, 2013, 03:01:20 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/books/video/2013/aug/09/judge-dredd-edinburgh-celebration-2000ad-video





Chicago: Nerdy bum flap
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on August 14, 2013, 10:47:00 am
Played golf yesterday for the first time in over 2 years.  After a difficult start (7, 8 and 7) due to old habits of lifting my head, I then managed 3 pars, a birdie and two 1-overs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 14, 2013, 11:27:09 am
Off to see 'Mr' Tony Law shortly. Which probably means a cheeky pint at lunchtime. Edinburgh Fringe: I salute you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 14, 2013, 01:56:14 pm
Finally! (http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/13/personalised-jetpack-takes-to-the-skies-for-tests-3921677/)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 14, 2013, 02:10:53 pm

Finally! (http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/13/personalised-jetpack-takes-to-the-skies-for-tests-3921677/)


You are quite mental.  There's no way I'm strapping myself on to anything that can launch me up in the air.

...and the rest of you, please try to avoid being vulgar in response to this.  This is a family board.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 14, 2013, 02:18:53 pm
If it became affordable EVERYONE would have one Tricky. And we'd all get even fatter than we are now. I hope that they are working on some sort of iPhone dock for it...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on August 14, 2013, 02:31:17 pm
I can see it now, stuck at 100 ft beneath a c*nt in a cap.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on August 14, 2013, 10:34:55 pm
Finding out today that the few days I'm taking off work in between golfing/drinking weekend and wedding anniversary weekend coincides with Forest away at Charlton.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 15, 2013, 03:05:40 am
Ice cream.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on August 15, 2013, 05:14:41 am

Finding out today that the few days I'm taking off work in between golfing/drinking weekend and wedding anniversary weekend coincides with Forest away at Charlton.


Was a good day out last season. Spent a pleasant few hours supping in Borough Market before watching us collect possibly the easiest three points on the road I've seen in 25 years.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 15, 2013, 08:12:56 am
I'm really looking forward to Bolton on Saturday. Chic needs to start a prediction thread asap.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 15, 2013, 05:20:36 pm
I'm going again. Woot.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 16, 2013, 08:25:42 pm
I've never listened to or watched Alan Partridge. Not sure how, I just never got round to it and by now it has been so hyped that there's no way it can live up to the claims made for it. With the recent talk around the movie release I thought I'd download the first series of the radio show and give it a try, I'm surprised to find that it's actually quite funny.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on August 17, 2013, 12:48:23 am
The TV stuff works as well. Great idea for a character with great scripts and great comedy actors.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 17, 2013, 03:55:46 pm
Booked my 40th birthday trip. Going to Vegas for four nights.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 17, 2013, 03:56:50 pm
How many of them do you think you'll remember?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 17, 2013, 04:22:01 pm

Booked my 40th birthday trip. Going to Vegas for four nights.



Are you going to Vegas? You should have said.........
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 17, 2013, 04:24:20 pm


Are you going to Vegas? You should have said.........


Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing you and Mrs T there. I think Miss T wanted to go as well, so you'll probably have to pay for Miss T's boyfriend as well. We're going to have a great time!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 17, 2013, 08:13:10 pm
Sell Vegas to me. I've never been. If you're not into gambling is it still good?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 17, 2013, 08:18:50 pm

Sell Vegas to me. I've never been. If you're not into gambling is it still good?


Yes. It's Disneyworld for grown ups. If you like sports, sightseeing, drinking, roller coasters, eating, shows and ridiculously oversized American everything, you'll love Vegas.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mappo on August 17, 2013, 08:20:41 pm

Sell Vegas to me. I've never been. If you're not into gambling is it still good?


Not really, unless you are in your early 20s and/or single, like to get very pissed have no moral qualms about prostitution.  I can't think of many places more tedious to go with a wife anyway.  If you have a wife, go to the maldives.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 17, 2013, 08:33:28 pm

Yes. It's Disneyworld for grown ups. If you like sports, sightseeing, drinking, roller coasters, eating, shows and ridiculously oversized American everything, you'll love Vegas.


The surrounding areas are quite stunning too. Red rocks, lake mead, Grand Canyon etc are all within easy reach and well worth a visit.

I worked their for two months last year, and once you've figured out how to handle the strip, it really is a great place. At the end of my time their there was an opportunity to stay for a year. Family wise for me, the diva and divarette it would have never worked, but it certainly crossed my mind that I could easily settle there for a while.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 18, 2013, 01:48:05 pm
Just done 15km in 1:25 - without stopping. That's good for me. Don't think I've ever ran that far without walking at all. Having a massive fry up and watching the Championship now. :-)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2013, 02:33:24 pm
Would about put you on for a sub 2hr half. Well done.

I'm dragging my arse back into training at the moment, I've found a turbo trainer which is ace and started doing the parkrun yesterday, 5k in a disapointing 23.15. I need a goal to chase so think my aim is to go sub 20 before christmas, that would have put me in the top ten yesterday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 18, 2013, 02:39:41 pm
Thanks. Half Marathon is about six weeks away so yeah, I'd like to try and do sub 2 hours. Got a 20km race lined up in 2-3 weeks so that'll be a good test.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 18, 2013, 02:41:10 pm
Ps: there was a 10k race on the same course this morning and someone did it in 34 minutes! Crazy stuff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 18, 2013, 03:10:28 pm

Just done 15km in 1:25 - without stopping. That's good for me. Don't think I've ever ran that far without walking at all. Having a massive fry up and watching the Championship now. :-)


Good job. That's a very respectable pace.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 19, 2013, 06:19:25 pm
I was supposed to be in Hawaii last week as one of the winners of my company's global President's Club awards. Unfortunately we just couldn't justify it having been away for two and a half weeks already this summer, it's a long way to go and the logistics of Mrs Russ getting the additional time off work as well as having the animals looked after etc just wouldn't work out. Disappointing, but that's life.

The doorbell rang a few minutes ago and there was a large box awaiting me which had been sent from Hawaii, as well as as my PC award (which is a rather nice big engraved glass prism thing) it also contained a Bulova watch for me, something from Tiffany's for Mrs R and a bunch of other cool things. Given I hadn't been expecting any of that, it was a pretty nice surprise.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 19, 2013, 06:21:41 pm

I was supposed to be in Hawaii last week as one of the winners of my company's global President's Club awards. Unfortunately we just couldn't justify it having been away for two and a half weeks already this summer, it's a long way to go and the logistics of Mrs Russ getting the additional time off work as well as having the animals looked after etc just wouldn't work out. Disappointing, but that's life.

The doorbell rang a few minutes ago and there was a large box awaiting me which had been sent from Hawaii, as well as as my PC award (which is a rather nice big engraved glass prism thing) it also contained a Bulova watch for me, something from Tiffany's for Mrs R and a bunch of other cool things. Given I hadn't been expecting any of that, it was a pretty nice surprise.


Who do I have to ring to say that I can't go to Vegas?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 19, 2013, 06:24:43 pm
Too late, your missus has already booked it. I don't know if she's taking you with her though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 19, 2013, 06:29:33 pm

Too late, your missus has already booked it. I don't know if she's taking you with her though.



Try to find out, I need to let your missus know whether I'm free, so she can arrange to throw a sickie.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 19, 2013, 06:42:23 pm
Touche, monsieur. Touche.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 20, 2013, 04:11:34 pm
Just found out that a project I worked on won a major award last month. Finger on the pulse of the industry, me...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on August 20, 2013, 07:15:28 pm
Popped into John Lewis today to get a cordless Dyson, they had none in stock but said they could order me one. I didn't bother so went to Debenhams, they were £10 more but also didn't have any.

I thought I'd try Tesco Home at Colwick in the way home, they had one left of the model I wanted on offer at £222, instead of the £269 it cost at John Lewis. I also had a voucher in my pocket from yesterday's Tesco shop that gave me another £20 off as I spent over £150.

So I got the one I wanted for £67 cheaper than I was going to pay thanks the John Lewis' poor stock levels.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 20, 2013, 08:17:48 pm
That tesco's gets on my wheel. I'm never sure why.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 21, 2013, 10:12:32 am

Popped into John Lewis today to get a cordless Dyson, they had none in stock but said they could order me one. I didn't bother so went to Debenhams, they were £10 more but also didn't have any.

I thought I'd try Tesco Home at Colwick in the way home, they had one left of the model I wanted on offer at £222, instead of the £269 it cost at John Lewis. I also had a voucher in my pocket from yesterday's Tesco shop that gave me another £20 off as I spent over £150.

So I got the one I wanted for £67 cheaper than I was going to pay thanks the John Lewis' poor stock levels.


My wife is insisting we need to get a cordless vac, can I have  review when you've used it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 21, 2013, 10:44:04 am
My GF is moaning that our new vacuum (£30 from Tesco) is crap and doesn't have enough suction. It does. She insists that we need a Henry the Hoover. I am stalling. We don't even have curtains yet. I refuse to buy a replacement hoover when we don't even have curtains.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 21, 2013, 10:50:48 am

My GF is moaning that our new vacuum (£30 from Tesco) is crap and doesn't have enough suction. It does. She insists that we need a Henry the Hoover. I am stalling. We don't even have curtains yet. I refuse to buy a replacement hoover when we don't even have curtains.


Sounds to me like she's trying get out of giving you blow-jobs and looking to get in a substitute. Stand your ground man.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 21, 2013, 11:07:30 am

My GF is moaning that our new vacuum (£30 from Tesco) is crap and doesn't have enough suction. It does. She insists that we need a Henry the Hoover. I am stalling. We don't even have curtains yet. I refuse to buy a replacement hoover when we don't even have curtains.


Henry the Hoover? Is she 16?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on August 21, 2013, 11:33:05 am
Aah, girlfriends.  I used to get moaned at by my wife that our Henry the Hoover was crap.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2013, 11:45:29 am

Sounds to me like she's trying get out of giving you blow-jobs and looking to get in a substitute. Stand your ground man.


Tell her it's operator error, she should focus on what she is doing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 21, 2013, 11:47:41 am

Henry the Hoover? Is she 16?


I wish.





(joke!)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on August 21, 2013, 05:21:57 pm

I wish.


Then at least she'd be legal, eh!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 22, 2013, 01:45:21 pm

My wife is insisting we need to get a cordless vac, can I have  review when you've used it.


Patzcat getting rid of his old machines:

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/releasedetails.asp?id=82377
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 22, 2013, 03:10:12 pm
This is an interesting way to pass some time.

http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/awesomemysteries/index.htm
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 23, 2013, 10:34:32 am

Patzcat getting rid of his old machines:

http://www.northumbria.police.uk/releasedetails.asp?id=82377


Looks more like a case of suicidal Henry Hoovers
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 23, 2013, 10:35:39 am
Which reminds me of this excellent image:

(http://s.mnstat.com/4488-large.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 23, 2013, 03:50:17 pm

Which reminds me of this excellent image:

(http://s.mnstat.com/4488-large.jpg)


Russ has definitely changed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on August 23, 2013, 07:21:38 pm
dolly parton at 33rpm

http://www.b3ta.com/links/1051110
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on August 23, 2013, 07:35:02 pm
Like that old joke about a fretting dad recording his teen daughter in the bedroom with a new boyfriend and hearing *kiss*...what happiness, not realising the tape was on fast playback and the words were actually slurp, what a penis. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on August 23, 2013, 09:36:20 pm

dolly parton at 33rpm

http://www.b3ta.com/links/1051110


Quality.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on August 24, 2013, 10:04:35 pm
Being lined-up by work for Brazil next summer. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on August 26, 2013, 04:48:30 pm

My wife is insisting we need to get a cordless vac, can I have  review when you've used it.


It's excellent, great for giving the sofa a quick clean aswell as kitchen spillages and the car. Picks up a hell of a lot off the carpet too, it started to make my carpet look dirty when I first used it as it was grinding the muck out to suck it up.

Expensive, but worth it. I'd only ever have a Dyson.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on August 26, 2013, 06:39:05 pm
Found dysons a bit over rated personally, we have had a couple of dysons and the current miele really shows them up
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2013, 10:19:02 am
Worst. Thread. Ever.

Fridges are cool, vacums are not.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 27, 2013, 10:27:24 am

Worst. Thread. Ever.

Fridges are cool, vacums are not.


Can fridges be turned into a repeatable projectile propulsion system? I think not. You unfairly diss the vacuum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on August 27, 2013, 10:42:29 am

Can fridges be turned into a repeatable projectile propulsion system? I think not. You unfairly diss the vacuum.


but if you combined the two so you had a vacuum fridge you would have my worse nightmare.  A fridge that is not only cold inside there is also a vacuum so I wouldn't be able to open the door.  I'm now a little bit afraid and need to go to my special place for a while.  Whimper.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2013, 10:49:24 am

Can fridges be turned into a repeatable projectile propulsion system? I think not. You unfairly diss the vacuum.


Bollocks. At best you've got a half decent 240v motor in there which would require so much dismantling as to render the rest of the hoover surplus, otherwise it's low power, low pressure and f*ck all that blows up.

Compressed air is where it is at as long as you don't break the compresser you have borrowed in transit, although I think this is the one time I was saved from doing some serious damage to myself/others/my house and probably my liberty.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 04, 2013, 11:57:39 am
Starting to understand how to write LOOP functions in PostgeSQL.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 05, 2013, 03:24:25 pm
Being in Berlin, and the sun is shining.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 05, 2013, 03:48:15 pm
Berlin is ace. Go up the communist tower of dreams! Or as it used to be called the communist tower of social responsibilty.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 05, 2013, 03:53:37 pm
Go to the 1936 Olympic Stadium and stand where Hitler did when seething over Jesse Owens, and then climb up into the flame bowl. Ahem (we had beaten Dynamo the day before).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 05, 2013, 04:18:52 pm

Berlin is ace. Go up the communist tower of dreams! Or as it used to be called the communist tower of social responsibilty.


Am staying quite close to that. Which is handy as when staggering home after a großes Bier or two, it acts as a handy homing device.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 05, 2013, 05:58:56 pm
Met the twin for lunch today. Was good to catch up.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 05, 2013, 06:30:59 pm
Indeed it was. Can't recall ever sitting opposite a more offensive t-shirt before.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 05, 2013, 07:26:42 pm

Indeed it was. Can't recall ever sitting opposite a more offensive t-shirt before.


Try walking around New York with a Talkbacker who is wearing a T-shirt featuring the slogan "Jesus Hates You".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on September 05, 2013, 11:00:23 pm

Try walking around New York with a Talkbacker who is wearing a T-shirt featuring the slogan "Jesus Hates You".

One of those is going on my Christmas list.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 06, 2013, 12:07:20 am
The start of the NFL season.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 06, 2013, 01:11:42 am

Try walking around New York with a Talkbacker who is wearing a T-shirt featuring the slogan "Jesus Hates You".


How about the one Dave refers to which reads:

There are 10 types of people in the world

Me

And the rest of you c*nts.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on September 06, 2013, 01:15:07 am

How about the one Dave refers to which reads:

There are 10 types of people in the world

Me

And the rest of you c*nts.


Oh just that. I was thinking of a white shirt with a prepubescent sheep logo.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 06, 2013, 01:21:50 am
I missed a trick there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 08, 2013, 05:29:56 pm
Had a great weekend at the coast. Running on the beach, teaching little miss JP how to play golf, watching aircraft from the Leuchars airshow overhead, cooking new things from the Polpo cookbook...

And now I'm off to London for a golf day tomorrow. It's a tough gig, but someone's got to do it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 11, 2013, 08:32:01 pm
A ceramic wick with a perfect coil on a genesis-style (no Banks/Rutherford/Hackett stuff please) atomiser coupled with freshly ground Kenyan AA beans - the latter slightly b@stardised by me into a frothy latte style in a mug as big as a big thing, which is how I like 'em.

Still no proper fags since the end of June, but I need to break six months to beat my previous record and, in this case, I've just substituted one evil for a more hobbyist one and I'm still packing a bit of nicotine into my vaping mixes.

This thread was on page 2 - stop being a bunch of miserable feckers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 11, 2013, 09:05:25 pm

A ceramic wick with a perfect coil on a genesis-style (no Banks/Rutherford/Hackett stuff please) atomiser coupled with freshly ground Kenyan AA beans - the latter slightly b@stardised by me into a frothy latte style in a mug as big as a big thing, which is how I like 'em.

Still no proper fags since the end of June, but I need to break six months to beat my previous record and, in this case, I've just substituted one evil for a more hobbyist one and I'm still packing a bit of nicotine into my vaping mixes.

This thread was on page 2 - stop being a bunch of miserable feckers.


How are you finding making your own flavours...that's a step beyond where I am at the moment....although I do have a genesis style that I'm running with an acrylic rope wick at the moment....it needs a bigger hole drilling in it....I don't get much of a pull at it.  I don't like drilling great big bloody holes in stuff so I'm progressively grinding it out wider until I feel it's right.

I am currently considering myself given up....although that wasn't the plan, rather the side effect of being too ill to do anything for two weeks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 11, 2013, 09:19:11 pm

How are you finding making your own flavours...that's a step beyond where I am at the moment....although I do have a genesis style that I'm running with an acrylic rope wick at the moment....it needs a bigger hole drilling in it....I don't get much of a pull at it.  I don't like drilling great big bloody holes in stuff so I'm progressively grinding it out wider until I feel it's right.

I am currently considering myself given up....although that wasn't the plan, rather the side effect of being too ill to do anything for two weeks.


I'm at the early stages on flavours. I've got quite a few TW concentrates, but I find them a bit sweet and sickly compared to their premade mixes.

I did receive my first batch of flavour concentrates from FlavourArts today. Too early to have any firm opinion as I ordered five concentrates and they recommend mixing at less than 5% as a starter. That said, the Max Blend at 5% total mix was superb as my first one and £3.20 for 10 mills of it is a steal as I can see it mixing and improving some of the other crap I've bought.

Still in my infancy on mixing, but I've just hit a stage where I'm realising that most people are chasing the sweet tooth / dead tongues and what I actually want is complexity - the scents and hints of complex flavours, rather than the sweets / ashtrays.

I shall update as my experiments go if you are interested - especially if it annoys everyone else.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on September 11, 2013, 09:34:52 pm
I'm putting off mixing my own, partly due to the faff involved, and because of working gradually through 500g of RY4 mix (£50 from Safercigs, bought in mid-July and still under half used).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 11, 2013, 10:11:22 pm
It's really not much of a faff and it does work out cheap *if* you find flavours you can live with and buy when there's a deal on.

When the EU finally votes on the TPD, or whatever that all-encompassing piece of crap legislation is called, and in our country's case championed by that silly Labour girl that thinks eCigs should be bundled in with tobacco, all that will happen is that solutions containing nicotine can't be sold mail order. Anything else will be unenforceable.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 11, 2013, 10:24:11 pm

that silly Labour girl that thinks


No sexism there then. Good news.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 11, 2013, 10:30:30 pm

No sexism there then. Good news.


Sexism is just one of the weapons of the just. Sadly, it's often used without justification.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 11, 2013, 10:33:57 pm
No response required.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 11, 2013, 10:44:13 pm
Understood and apologies for any unintentional offence.

Another 10 years in the cyberspace coffin might sort me out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 12, 2013, 12:19:40 am

Understood and apologies for any unintentional offence.

Another 10 years in the cyberspace coffin might sort me out.


Alien undeadist.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 12, 2013, 12:24:32 am

(no Banks/Rutherford/Hackett stuff please)


I'm going to see Steve Hackett at The Royal Albert Hall in a couple of months. Mr Brid is going too I understand.

Dave Rave - rule breaker
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 12, 2013, 12:27:59 am

I'm going to see Steve Hackett at The Royal Albert Hall in a couple of months. Mr Brid is going too I understand.

Dave Rave - rule breaker


Enjoy. Symphony Hall for me for the second time this year.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 12, 2013, 12:39:33 am
My sister was the Genesis fan. When she wasn't listening to Morrisssey. She had a couple of Hackett LPs, which she didn't take with her to Uni. So I appropriated them and enjoyed them - one of them was 'Spectral Mornings'. Since then I have bought a lot of his stuff - there's been a lot.  Some I like, some I don't. I saw him live for the first time May last year at Islington Town Hall. He kicked off with Blood on the Rooftops and I thought we were in for a good night. He then followed that with 2 hours of his more experimental prog rock stuff. The Albert Hall gig is very much a benefit of the doubt gig.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 12, 2013, 12:54:27 am
It's an evening of Genesis stuff. Expect Blood (again), Supper's Ready, Fly on the Windshield, Entangled, Unquiet Slumbers, Lamb Lies Down, Los Endos, IKWIL, Moonlit Knight, et al.

There are a few duds in the set, but that's early Genesis for you. As opposed to late Genesis, which was mainly sh!t.

I did see him live in about 1989 with GTR (Steve Howe) at the Odeon New Street (still miss is at as gig venue, now it's just another multiplex). Support was a 30 minute acoustic sets by each. Absolutely fantastic. Then the main band which was, to this day, the loudest gig I've ever been to. It's all about contrast.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 12, 2013, 12:58:35 am
Me and t'other are supposed to be seeing Gabriel at the Hydro in Glasgow next month. I'm still not sure if it's actually going to be ready on time - probably best check as I need to book hotels / trains.

Then I have Local Natives in Manchester the day after my return from the Weeg. October is looking promising.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 12, 2013, 01:36:58 am

I shall update as my experiments go if you are interested - especially if it annoys everyone else.


Been vaping Flavour Arts UK RY4 Nutzilla after hearing good things about it on UKVapers.

Received five concentrates from them today and made up two - the straight Max Blend at 5% which was superb in a Protank and then the aforementioned Nutzilla which has been raved about, but didn't impress initially in the same device. I've just slapped it in the perfectly formed Genesis though and it's a completely different beast - absolutely magnificent stuff and I will be going back for more, even with three more flavours to try.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 12, 2013, 11:41:16 am
Taking delivery of my new midlife crisis machine tomorrow.

(http://i4.birminghammail.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/article347415.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/GT86-347415.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 12, 2013, 12:23:07 pm
This, (http://pwelverumandsun.tumblr.com/post/60972469293/customer-complaint) which explains perfectly why I buy CDs without having checked out all the tracks first, and don't download free music.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 12, 2013, 08:58:36 pm
Drunken hooligans fix council property at 3 in the morning (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24047706)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 12, 2013, 08:59:49 pm
Voyager has left the building (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 12, 2013, 09:02:36 pm

Taking delivery of my new midlife crisis machine tomorrow.

(http://i4.birminghammail.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/article347415.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/GT86-347415.jpg)


I'll give it 6 months before you've pranged it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 12, 2013, 09:58:45 pm
What, as long as Ingo's marriage? Not a chance.... 6 days tops.=
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 12, 2013, 10:00:23 pm

Taking delivery of my new midlife crisis machine tomorrow.

(http://i4.birminghammail.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/article347415.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/GT86-347415.jpg)


Did you not want a fast car?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on September 12, 2013, 11:08:21 pm
I got a new car today as well. Far more sensible than that. Very pleased to have DAB though so I can get 6 music.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on September 13, 2013, 11:25:18 am
35 years today since this match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sdvoqb3JnU

What strikes me (apart from how good we used to be) is how many tackles back then would be straight red cards today and how little moaning to the ref and diving there was, with most players trying to stay on their feet.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on September 13, 2013, 12:49:13 pm

No sexism there then. Good news.


he's referring to linda mcavan, and a drop of casual sexism rather pales in comparison with her desire to destroy the first genuinely effective and popular tobacco alternative.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 13, 2013, 07:05:29 pm

What, as long as Ingo's marriage? Not a chance.... 6 days tops.=


If my marriage last longer than you do can I have the car?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 13, 2013, 10:24:14 pm

If my marriage last longer than you do can I have the car?


I'll rewrite my will.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 13, 2013, 10:26:07 pm

Did you not want a fast car?


Plenty fast enough for me, thanks, with the added bonus of not spending 11 months of the year on a ramp having new clutch/gearbox/brakes fitted all the f*cking tvrme....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 13, 2013, 11:48:50 pm

I'll rewrite my will.


Once I recivie a pdf of said document feel free to continue giving me as much grief as you wish!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on September 14, 2013, 03:57:00 am


I will take Ingo's bet.  I want a new car too!  (as in Dubya is wrong).




Chicago: on Ingo's side (the world will end)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 14, 2013, 09:28:20 am
I'd invite the swan-bricker to inspect his new £12 car at the Shaven later, but I think he might have other things on his mind this afternoon.

Still, Barnsley, eh? Will be in the Strat with Georgia (who those who have memories not obliterated by beer will remember was 9 last time she was a season ticket holder but is now 19... back off, Fella...) and her boyfriend (who I shan't reveal his allegiances to for fear of shame, just suffice to say his first proper football game!) from about 2pm so will look out for the usual suspects.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 14, 2013, 03:35:23 pm
Just booked a table at WD50, Wiley Dufresne's restaurant in NYC, for next weekend. Been dying to go for ages.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 14, 2013, 07:24:55 pm

Just booked a table at WD50, Wiley Dufresne's restaurant in NYC, for next weekend. Been dying to go for ages.


Is it ten better than eating WD40?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 14, 2013, 07:51:29 pm

Just booked a table at WD50, Wiley Dufresne's restaurant in NYC, for next weekend. Been dying to go for ages.

He's the molecular gastronomy bloke isn't he?  Better grab yourself a ham sandwich before you go out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 14, 2013, 08:26:04 pm
Small portions for small people.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 14, 2013, 09:25:56 pm
Villareal 1 Bale Madrid 0. But it won't last.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 14, 2013, 09:31:29 pm

He's the molecular gastronomy bloke isn't he?  Better grab yourself a ham sandwich before you go out.


That's the chap. I'm probably going to do the 12 course tasting menu, so I suspect I'll be OK.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 14, 2013, 11:31:48 pm

Did you not want a fast car?


Despite the stats, it goes like Miley Cyrus on a bungee rope and hugs the road better than Swampy.

Did M1 J24 to M5 J5 in 45 minutes, despite black cabs and white vans pootling in the outside lane at 80mph.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 15, 2013, 04:42:34 am

Despite the stats, it goes like Miley Cyrus on a bungee rope and hugs the road better than Swampy.

Did M1 J24 to M5 J5 in 45 minutes, despite black cabs and white vans pootling in the outside lane at 80mph.


Dubya, it's only about a second faster to 60 than my Jeep, which weighs two and a half tons and has the same cd as a housebrick. I believe we've had this conversation before, it's the one in which I lament the fact that Toyota used to make properly good sports cars like the early to mid-nineties GT4.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 15, 2013, 08:24:58 am
You need to drive one, Russ. It's sheer joy and the published stats mean nowt. Took it from a standing start to a ton (mph, not kph) in 9 seconds, roared like a lion but felt like it was glued to the road. Even Clarkson loves it. You won't find a better sporty number at less than twice the price, I promise you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 15, 2013, 12:32:46 pm
Stage crew are currently roasting a whole hog (no, not like that) for dinner later. It smells great.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 15, 2013, 12:34:50 pm
We have a slab of pork belly to put in later.  Kids are equally alarmed and intrigued that there's a pig nipple on it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 15, 2013, 01:39:44 pm
That's pig tit, then.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 15, 2013, 05:19:24 pm
Having a proper bloke's day today. Sat around in my pyjamas watching football, going for a short bike ride in a few minutes, then when I get back I'm rotating the tyres on the Jeep and then installing a new drive in my media PC while watching NFL football.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 15, 2013, 08:01:16 pm
Loving driving my new car at stupid speeds, turning people's heads as I pass them. They may be thinking "cock", but I don't care.

Grunt, throttle, grunt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on September 16, 2013, 12:18:43 pm
NPower have just put £230 into my bank account.  They've not written to me to tell me that I was due a refund for any reason.  I'm not going to ring and question it though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 16, 2013, 01:43:02 pm
I had that with EDF when I moved from my last house.  About 6 months later I got a message saying my bill had been recalculated and I'd under paid by roughly the same amount.  After a few angry calls I said I'd repay it by direct debit spread over the year, I forgot to set this up and haven't heard since.  This was over a year ago so I'm hoping they can't be arsed to contact me again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 17, 2013, 04:25:28 pm
Finally got broadband again, 6 weeks today and 4 visits, nothing like good fast service
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 18, 2013, 11:25:30 am
A change of heart by the police. They now want to charge people for being drunk. Previously, they though drunks should be given £500,000. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-88917/Drink-drive-policeman-receives-500-000.html)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 18, 2013, 11:29:47 am
Quick - get out there and drink-drive, before the news filters through.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on September 18, 2013, 02:34:24 pm
This goes a bit too quickly and it could do with the date in the corner, but it is still a fascinating watch:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f54_1337075813
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on September 18, 2013, 05:40:35 pm
The L&V. Had a pre-match drink with my daughter in there last night. Barman spilled her coke which splashed across the bar, just missing both of us. He apologised and gave us the drinks on the house. Landlord/head barman even offered to pay for clothes to be dry cleaned if necessary (it isn't). Nothing more than good customer service, true, but it pleased and surprised me, especially on a busy night in a city centre pub.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 18, 2013, 07:43:10 pm

This goes a bit too quickly and it could do with the date in the corner, but it is still a fascinating watch:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f54_1337075813


That's excellent and has been duly ripped to study in more detail.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 19, 2013, 10:42:10 am
Starbucks is sort of banning guns. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324492604579082352323346902.html). If somebody now shoots up a Costa Coffee or Cafe Nero, we'll know that the gun lobby is right and deterrence works.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 20, 2013, 09:35:27 am
"The last year we need you to complete a tax return for is the year ended 5 April 2013."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 20, 2013, 12:56:05 pm
Just played my best ever round of golf. 7 over.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 20, 2013, 01:33:06 pm

Just played my best ever round of golf. 7 over.


Very well played Sir. It's an amazing feeling when I beat 18 over, I know that. Single figures feels awesome.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 20, 2013, 01:35:45 pm

Just played my best ever round of golf. 7 over.


Was the windmill stuck?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 20, 2013, 01:37:31 pm
No but the castle was out of action.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 20, 2013, 01:40:56 pm

The L&V. Had a pre-match drink with my daughter in there last night. Barman spilled her coke which splashed across the bar, just missing both of us. He apologised and gave us the drinks on the house. Landlord/head barman even offered to pay for clothes to be dry cleaned if necessary (it isn't). Nothing more than good customer service, true, but it pleased and surprised me, especially on a busy night in a city centre pub.


The sign of a man who lives in a quiet village.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on September 20, 2013, 02:07:13 pm
Ha I thought that. I assumed he meant somewhere other than the larwood and voce...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 21, 2013, 10:15:27 am
Vaping nonsense – sorry non-vapers.

Splurged more cash and bought a Chinese Ithaka clone on Thursday.

Only running the out-of-the-box setup at the moment which is  two pieces of silica with a single coil giving four wicks into the tank, but it’s made my more expensive genesis-style atomiser redundant and unloved for the moment.

The rebuild is a faff with the resistance / no-resistance wire so definitely not a piece of gear for the impatient or a novice, though you can buy pre-joined wires at a decent price I think for those times when you don’t have time to make your own coil materials.

Only downside so far is that there isn’t an option for a 510 drip-tip on the mouthpiece section - the real thing offers an optional part to do this. This copy is supposedly brushed stainless steel, so hopefully no allergy problems for me with cheap blingy coatings that I’ve encountered before on cheaper gear - certainly no problems so far.

Very impressed and may be enough reason for me to stop buying stuff for a while.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 21, 2013, 10:35:30 am
My genesis type I use with one piece of silica rope that enters the tank at both ends to be dual wicked. At the right voltage it's perfect. How is what you describe different, and why would I bother....I need a drip tip, what's the alternative?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 21, 2013, 11:23:48 am
I wrote a better version of this, then lost it when I posted as my logout time had expired. This version is a bit scruffier and shorter than the original:

I can’t compare like for like with your geny – mine has only run ceramics so far and has a single wick-hole into the tank. I got the Ithaka clone as a hopefully better quality take-to-the-pub atomiser. I’m finding my Protank too weedy and the genesis too prone to leaking if I knock it over, though it’s a brilliant chain-vaper on the ceramic.

I get quite a cool vape from my genesis - the Ithaka is much warmer, the throat hit more pronounced. Entirely possible this one is due to the size of the coil chamber on my genesis, the wick type and a few other factors. I may change my mind in a few months after I’ve rebuilt both with different materials, maybe even drilled a new hole in the genesis, but for now the Ithaka is winning.

On the clone the mouthpiece is an 'all-in-one' unit that screws onto the atomiser head. Forgot to re-instate that bit. I'm not finding it a problem, though it does mean it's awkward to let another vaper have a go on the device.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2013, 11:36:14 am
Are you one of these people who used to sniff glue?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 21, 2013, 11:52:18 am
No, but if I had I think it would be fair to assume that I'd tried many different varieties.

Glue is bad, mkay?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2013, 12:08:20 pm
Word.

I think If I had I'd have been the kid who ended up with half a gallon of PVA up his snoze. But yes, glue is bad. Where's RC? He strikes me as a chap who know's his gue.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 21, 2013, 04:48:41 pm
Samit Patel
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 22, 2013, 03:29:45 am
Chose to go to Lord's instead of Donny. Fook...I reckon there were no Forest hoolies at the Keepmoat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on September 24, 2013, 03:11:09 pm
The fact that I have just got a new job, after several weeks of interviews.  Even better is the fact that I finish with my current employers on Monday (30 Sep), but don't start with the new ones until 12 Nov - so some extra holiday.

Hoorah!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 24, 2013, 03:12:25 pm
Congratulations squire.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 24, 2013, 03:14:32 pm
Well done.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 24, 2013, 03:33:10 pm
Forest v QPR on Boxing Day is going to be on TV. Great news seeing as I'll be in Vietnam at the time and was rather annoyed at missing it (and two other home fixtures).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on September 24, 2013, 03:53:25 pm
That is fantastic news, as I will be holed up in some Welsh hotel this xmas with family (so fingers crossed the place I go to has at least 3G)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 24, 2013, 03:57:39 pm

That is fantastic news, as I will be holed up in some Welsh hotel this xmas with family (so fingers crossed the place I go to has at least 3G)


Casual racism alert! Do they have TVs in Wales then?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 24, 2013, 04:01:43 pm

Casual racism alert! Do they have TVs in Wales then?


Presumably they did have some, but they were all in the holiday cottages that they set fire to?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on September 24, 2013, 04:13:32 pm
Sorry, 3G OR Sky Sports
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 24, 2013, 05:41:33 pm
What time will the kick off be on boxing day (hopefully lunch time)?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 24, 2013, 07:41:06 pm
7.30pm.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 24, 2013, 08:50:20 pm
That is w@nk.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 24, 2013, 10:24:20 pm
Yeah, that is a bit rubbish to be frank. As I won't be there I'm delighted, but I'd normally be disgusted.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 24, 2013, 10:42:25 pm
It's fine. There's nothing else to do on Boxing Day Night Evening.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 24, 2013, 11:04:52 pm

It's fine. There's nothing else to do on Boxing Day Night Evening.


Are you mad?  That left over turkey wont eat itself.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on September 24, 2013, 11:08:37 pm

Are you mad?  That left over turkey wont eat itself.


Come February it might.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 24, 2013, 11:49:40 pm

Are you mad?  That left over turkey wont eat itself.


Bring a sandwich.

(Or sack a manager. That's Boxing Day Night Evening fun round Fawaz's.)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on September 24, 2013, 11:52:24 pm

Bring a sandwich.


Racist.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 25, 2013, 12:10:54 am
Bacon!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on September 25, 2013, 10:27:21 am

Yeah, that is a bit rubbish to be frank. As I won't be there I'm delighted, but I'd normally be disgusted.


What is the time difference?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 25, 2013, 11:18:56 am
Can't remember exactly, but I think I'll be watching the game at about 1:30am. Still, as I'll be on hols that isn't too bad to be honest. If the hotel we happen to be in has WiFi then I'll just watch it on a laptop in bed perhaps.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on September 25, 2013, 11:26:47 am

Are you mad?  That left over turkey wont eat itself.


Pop will.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on September 25, 2013, 04:09:34 pm
About to cancel Sky after about 15 years as a customer, because I now realise I can just pay £10 for a day pass to watch the occasional Forest match, test cricket, golf and so on. The rest of Sky is utter crap. Going to use freesat PVR with internet connection to watch iPlayer etc.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 25, 2013, 08:57:12 pm

About to cancel Sky after about 15 years as a customer, because I now realise I can just pay £10 for a day pass to watch the occasional Forest match, test cricket, golf and so on. The rest of Sky is utter crap. Going to use freesat PVR with internet connection to watch iPlayer etc.


If you have an iPad, iPhone or compatible Android device, you can get Sky Sports Player for £4.99 per month, with no minimum contract. Surprisingly decent quality at a fraction of the price.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 26, 2013, 07:19:11 pm
That warm feeling when you can blame someone else for not making the deadline that you didn't have any confidence in making.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 26, 2013, 08:03:26 pm
It appears EBP is alive and well and living in the Reading area. Well the sign on the M4 says "For The Oracle, leave at Junction 11"....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 26, 2013, 08:04:52 pm

If you have an iPad, iPhone or compatible Android device, you can get Sky Sports Player for £4.99 per month, with no minimum contract. Surprisingly decent quality at a fraction of the price.


I get that for free with my current Orange/EE package. As I also have a satellite Sky Sports sub (not an HD one) I'm starting to think I might be missing a trick. There's probably a way to get my Galaxy 2 to squirt out to my TV. I can probably live with slightly less definition than Sky's standard compressed digital TV feed.

Aside from international cricket and the odd football match I have no real reason to pay Sky to deliver the rest of their unnecessary sportswarez.

More homework to do, I think, but thanks for sowing some seeds.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 26, 2013, 08:07:04 pm
Plaisir. If you do crack the big screen conundrum, please share as I've tried all sorts to no avail.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 26, 2013, 08:27:16 pm

Plaisir. If you do crack the big screen conundrum, please share as I've tried all sorts to no avail.


I shall investigate, but if there aren't any programs that can already do that then it might be a fruitless venture for me too.

This is all assuming I can tear myself away from the basics of making electricity heat flavoured liquids in a pleasing simulation of smoking, which is my current obsession. I don't have a good ratio on converting obsessions to long-term hobbies however, so it's probably a passing phase. I flit in and out of them in a most random way - see also Forest, Nottingham.

If I discover anything on squirting authorised linked phone content to the TV I will of course share.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 26, 2013, 08:52:01 pm
Bought a cheap Rolex from a track suit wearing bloke in the pub earlier tonight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 26, 2013, 08:58:47 pm
I'm all set for a Peter Gabriel night in with a few beers/wines tomorrow. Seeing him for the first time next month, assuming the Hydro in Glasgow is finished and is passed safe for interplebs to occupy for a couple of hours.

I've got the Live in Athens bluray of the 1987 concert arriving tomorrow, much to the disdain of many Gabriel fans who paid for a very expensive boxed set containing just a DVD of said concert previously along with other stuff I didn't want or need to own. So, sorry to all the moaners giving the later standalone concert-only release that I've just purchased one star on Amazon simply because you don't agree with it from some bizarre personal ethical standpoint - and well done on reviewing a problem in your head rather than the product on offer or the retailer itself.

Ah... internets, what are we going to do with you now, eh? Cheer up, though - there's always tomorrow and I will be most pleased indeed by this time tomorrow - postal/personal incidents notwithstanding.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 26, 2013, 09:07:54 pm

Bought a cheap Rolex from a track suit wearing bloke in the pub earlier tonight.


I bought a cheap Rolex in Turkey in the 90s. On later inspection I was clearly robbed of my £2/£3 or whatever I paid. I won't buy another, that's for sure.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 26, 2013, 10:42:56 pm

I'm all set for a Peter Gabriel night in with a few beers/wines tomorrow. Seeing him for the first time next month, assuming the Hydro in Glasgow is finished and is passed safe for interplebs to occupy for a couple of hours.

I've got the Live in Athens bluray of the 1987 concert arriving tomorrow, much to the disdain of many Gabriel fans who paid for a very expensive boxed set containing just a DVD of said concert previously along with other stuff I didn't want or need to own. So, sorry to all the moaners giving the later standalone concert-only release that I've just purchased one star on Amazon simply because you don't agree with it from some bizarre personal ethical standpoint - and well done on reviewing a problem in your head rather than the product on offer or the retailer itself.

Ah... internets, what are we going to do with you now, eh? Cheer up, though - there's always tomorrow and I will be most pleased indeed by this time tomorrow - postal/personal incidents notwithstanding.


Expecting this (https://www.burningshed.com/store/artrock/product/119/5088/) to be delivered tomorrow. Very much looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on September 27, 2013, 10:26:53 am
There should be a delivery of VG-based e-cigarette liquid arriving today.  This is pleasing as it seems I have a mild allergy to PG, causing a tingling sensation on the lips and more sneezing than is usual.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 27, 2013, 04:43:39 pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/afc-wimbledon/10337792/AFC-Wimbledon-ready-to-go-back-to-Plough-Lane.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on September 27, 2013, 05:10:02 pm
If they do that it will probably be as big an achievement as winning the FA cup and top ten finishes in the old division one. Hats off to them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 30, 2013, 12:06:54 pm
This is quite good fun:

http://www.joe.ie/football/videos/video-robbie-keane-scores-absolutely-ridiculous-goal-in-training/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on September 30, 2013, 12:29:34 pm

This is quite good fun:

http://www.joe.ie/football/videos/video-robbie-keane-scores-absolutely-ridiculous-goal-in-training/


If we were to score a goal like that in open play I'm sure someone would still be moaning about it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 30, 2013, 12:36:34 pm

If we were to score a goal like that in open play I'm sure someone would still be moaning about it.



I would. You can't afford to f*ck about like that....and the keeper should have done better. This pie has no filling. For f*cks sake ref....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on September 30, 2013, 01:32:11 pm
gerrit dahn , furfuxache. boot it!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 30, 2013, 01:52:16 pm
The finish was a bit soft.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dean on September 30, 2013, 01:55:50 pm
Not sure where else this would go but Andy Reid back in the Ireland squad now Trapattoni has gone
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 30, 2013, 02:02:48 pm

Not sure where else this would go but Andy Reid back in the Ireland squad now Trapattoni has gone


+1
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 30, 2013, 02:07:07 pm

Not sure where else this would go but Andy Reid back in the Ireland squad now Trapattoni has gone


I hadn't made the Trapattoni link. I was thinking: "have they really got four or five better attacking midfielders, that he can't get a game?"
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on October 05, 2013, 09:49:37 am
Pleased that Channel 4 have an American Football review programme on again, tempered slightly by having to put up with Vernon Kay hosting.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 05, 2013, 09:55:22 am
Introducing little miss JP to the Go! Team.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 05, 2013, 10:40:54 am
Go, that stupid chinese game where you have to play drafts backwards?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 05, 2013, 11:42:04 am
No, the ones who make videos on treadmills, I assume.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 05, 2013, 12:14:47 pm
No, that's OK Go.

The Go! Team did the 'Thunder Lightning Strike' album which spawned the rather excellent 'Ladyflash' amongst others. I haven't heard the other two albums.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 05, 2013, 04:33:17 pm
Of course. Thanks for the correction of my addled memory.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 05, 2013, 04:34:37 pm
Back on the camomile and have stopped being an uber-c*nt, you see...

Sharp as a ....something.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Omaha on October 05, 2013, 05:05:56 pm
Finding out I'm going to eventually get paid for not working. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 07, 2013, 10:37:35 pm
beIN have finally enabled us to watch Championship games in Canada, albeit by making us do so online.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on October 08, 2013, 03:33:45 pm
http://the72.co.uk/away-team-followings-week-10/

Well done to those that go regularly away
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 10, 2013, 10:30:43 pm
You all, of course, know that sliding doors is a piece of Hollywood fiction?

Well today, it wasn't. I have no idea how such a random set of circumstances resulted the way they did, but God bless London Town!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 10, 2013, 10:48:29 pm
So you got laid then?
Title: ddRe: What's pleasing me todaynnell
Post by: dubya on October 10, 2013, 11:06:34 pm
That's one way of looking at it, I suppose. There s a much more detailed story behind it though, that would not be credulous to anyone who doesn't know me.

And those tha do would probably not believe it either. Let's just say it makes  Red Funnel Ferries seem an everydaay occurance. Anyone wants to buy me a pint, I might just share. (Yes, in the last 3 weeks, I've had 2 glasss of wine and 2 pints of Stella, but I'm now in control of that sort of thing and all were on separate occasions. I'm not going back to that old sh!t.)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 10, 2013, 11:14:47 pm
You can 'manage' it? Like the millions of people who have thought the same? Doubtful, isn't it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 10, 2013, 11:55:50 pm

You can 'manage' it? Like the millions of people who have thought the same? Doubtful, isn't it?


I appreciate the concern, but I have no desire to lie in a hospital bed, having tubes and  worse inserted into places I didn't even know existed, yet alone could hurt so much I wanted to die. One makes one's choices in life (and near death) and I choose to only be a c*nt online.
Title: Re: ddRe: What's pleasing me todaynnell
Post by: Dave Rave on October 11, 2013, 10:14:12 am

That's one way of looking at it, I suppose. There s a much more detailed story behind it though, that would not be credulous to anyone who doesn't know me.

And those tha do would probably not believe it either. Let's just say it makes  Red Funnel Ferries seem an everydaay occurance. Anyone wants to buy me a pint, I might just share. (Yes, in the last 3 weeks, I've had 2 glasss of wine and 2 pints of Stella, but I'm now in control of that sort of thing and all were on separate occasions. I'm not going back to that old sh!t.)


So you ended up at one of the regular Page 3 models Buckingham Palace orgy? We've all been there years ago...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on October 11, 2013, 01:03:11 pm
I'm there right now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 11, 2013, 01:14:11 pm
And I'm the evil twin?!?

Actually, I went to a "gentleman"'s club. paid the Russ/Psychobel dollar, purely for the entertainment and yes, got laid at no extra cost by an Estonian woman who appears to have appreciated my charms.

I'm guessing she's after a visa, but I'm happy if that' the current exchange rate....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on October 11, 2013, 01:31:59 pm
I presume you took a picture of her you could circulate? 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 11, 2013, 01:33:57 pm

I presume you took a picture of her you could circulate?


I promised her not to, so see you in the Shaven soon...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on October 11, 2013, 01:43:43 pm
I think you have seen a different version of Sliding Doors to the one I remember...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on October 11, 2013, 02:11:19 pm

And I'm the evil twin?!?

Actually, I went to a "gentleman"'s club. paid the Russ/Psychobel dollar, purely for the entertainment and yes, got laid at no extra cost by an Estonian woman who appears to have appreciated my charms.

I'm guessing she's after a visa, but I'm happy if that' the current exchange rate....


Wait a sec, did you MEET her in the 'club' ? It sounds a bit dodgy...!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 11, 2013, 03:09:08 pm
Dubya - I trust you weren't wearing *that* t-shirt?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on October 11, 2013, 03:16:37 pm
Have you checked that you've still got your wallet and mobile?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on October 15, 2013, 06:06:37 pm
Off to witness our glorious qualification.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on October 15, 2013, 06:37:29 pm

Off to witness our glorious qualification.

Hope you have better luck than I had 40 years ago
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on October 15, 2013, 08:01:53 pm
Didn't you just mention that you'd been married 39 years?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on October 15, 2013, 09:12:06 pm

Didn't you just mention that you'd been married 39 years?

39 next March, was referring (as you know ) to the Poland game in 1973 you may have heard of in the media this week.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on October 15, 2013, 09:22:01 pm
ITV commentators have only mentioned it the half dozen times in the first half.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 15, 2013, 09:50:37 pm
When does the England game start?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on October 16, 2013, 01:18:21 pm
Glad to see Reid get rave reviews for his Ireland performance last night. Not so happy that he's described as immense. I thought those days were over.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottingham-Forest-s-Andy-Reid-immense/story-19939645-detail/story.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 16, 2013, 07:28:40 pm
Scored some free 100 level tickets to the Senators' home opener tomorrow night.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Deano on October 16, 2013, 07:34:14 pm

Scored some free 100 level tickets to the Senators' home opener tomorrow night.


100 level?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 16, 2013, 07:37:05 pm
Estonian woman and batsh!t mentallist were 2 entirely separate incidents that were so far at extremes as to be unbelievable....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 16, 2013, 07:38:29 pm
You are the Chris Kamara of the shagging world.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 16, 2013, 07:41:01 pm
Can I reiterate only one involved a happy ending?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 16, 2013, 07:45:15 pm

100 level?


Lowest tier i.e. closest to the ice and therefore the most expensive.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on October 17, 2013, 09:26:01 am
The DPD delivery service. I can track exactly where Gary The Driver is on a map, so will know when to expect my delivery (new wellies, since you ask).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 17, 2013, 09:29:24 am
The live feed delayed by 15 minutes to stop you hi-jacking his wagon.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on October 17, 2013, 01:15:03 pm

The DPD delivery service. I can track exactly where Gary The Driver is on a map, so will know when to expect my delivery (new wellies, since you ask).


He's within a mile or so of me now. Can almost hear the new wellies squeaking. Am very excited and hoping for rain.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on October 17, 2013, 01:20:27 pm


Will be going to Rio with the wifey as we have colleagues who have relatives there in Ipanema so we won't be killed by trying to book a second rate hotel in a dodgy area of town.  The caveat being that Wifey wants me to take her to the world's best restaurant Noma first.  The problem with that is that it is in Denmark!  So glad she thinks our cash flow problems will be resolved by 2014, although she has just been offered a job to manage a brewery (family business) that opens in a few months, so it could very well be a good year next year. 


Chicago: Soon to hit the road
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 24, 2013, 03:12:51 am
f*ck you Daniel Alfredsson.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2013, 02:45:16 pm
Got a cold so am chinning orange juice. Just sneezed and sh!t myself a bit. Went to the bog not looking forward to the clean up operation and subsequernt soggy pants, turns out I hadn't done enough for it to make it onto my boxers so after a quick wipe I am poo free. I assume this is what being old is like.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 25, 2013, 03:00:53 pm

Got a cold so am chinning orange juice. Just sneezed and sh!t myself a bit. Went to the bog not looking forward to the clean up operation and subsequernt soggy pants, turns out I hadn't done enough for it to make it onto my boxers so after a quick wipe I am poo free. I assume this is what being old is like.


Pardon?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on October 25, 2013, 04:49:33 pm

Got a cold so am chinning orange juice. Just sneezed and sh!t myself a bit. Went to the bog not looking forward to the clean up operation and subsequernt soggy pants, turns out I hadn't done enough for it to make it onto my boxers so after a quick wipe I am poo free. I assume this is what being old is like.


Bravo! We need more of this kind of analysis

I had a friend once, who - when I found him chatting up a girl in a bar and wandered over, was asking her 'whens the last time you shat yourself?' and was proceeding to give a similar run-down of events. The girl looked horrified. He didn't go home with her.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 25, 2013, 09:56:34 pm
I had a friend once.

Oh, yes. He worked on the philosophy that if there were 50 women in the room and he asked each of them "Fancy a shag?" He might get 49 slapped faces but a shag.

Seemed to work for him. Good ol' red-faced Wayne.

Never had the guts to try it myself, believe it or not.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on October 26, 2013, 01:45:03 am

I had a friend once.

Oh, yes. He worked on the philosophy that if there were 50 women in the room and he asked each of them "Fancy a shag?" He might get 49 slapped faces but a shag.

Seemed to work for him. Good ol' red-faced Wayne.

Never had the guts to try it myself, believe it or not.


Damn.  When I was a regular at the Oirish, there was a guy in our group who never danced, until the erection section, when he'd chain-spam the girls sitting in the room for a dance.  He worked on the 10/1 basis.  Seemed to work for him, in that he'd end up getting a final dance.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on October 26, 2013, 04:38:22 am
Pleasantly pissed.

Sorry Talkback.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 27, 2013, 02:33:13 pm
Just been into HMV where I bought Dark Knight Rises, best ofs Abba, Carpenters, Blondie and Van Halen for the princely sum of 16.95

I have rather diverse tastes
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 27, 2013, 02:43:35 pm
No need to show off.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 27, 2013, 03:23:17 pm

Just been into HMV where I bought Dark Knight Rises, best ofs Abba, Carpenters, Blondie and Van Halen for the princely sum of 16.95

I have appalling tastes


FTFY.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 27, 2013, 03:36:24 pm

FTFY.


You may be right, but as ever, I suspect you are severely wrong yet happily oblivious to that FACT.

The world of Russ must be a lovely place. It's just a shame the rest of us are so world weary.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on October 27, 2013, 03:52:19 pm
sunderland.

i can never truly relax and enjoy the football season until everyone in the premier league has reached 12 points. usually that happens before christmas.. it might drag on a bit this year, but every little helps.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on October 27, 2013, 04:27:26 pm

sunderland.

i can never truly relax and enjoy the football season until everyone in the premier league has reached 12 points. usually that happens before christmas.. it might drag on a bit this year, but every little helps.


I am more worried about Palace than Sunderland but am with you in spirit.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on October 27, 2013, 08:59:28 pm
Sunderland aswell - for stamping on the most horrible, cheating, over-rated club with 'celebrated' fans who are actually c*nts since Dreby.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 28, 2013, 02:25:54 am
Stewart Lee at the Symphony Hall revealing more about Dickie Herring than he intended at the after show signing of his books and DVDs. In summary, despite press coverage otherwise, they're still very good mates who haven't spoken in 5 years. And obviously, Herring learned everything from Lee. Unsurprisingly, Herring claimed the same of Lee last week when I met hin,

I know who I believe. One is a brilliant actor, Herring is just a funny liar.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on October 28, 2013, 06:52:41 am
It's bollocks that they haven't spoken in five years. Lee has done at least two, and probably three, of Herring's podcasts in the last two years.

You'd also imagine they'd have spoken plenty during the process of getting FoF and TMWRNJ released on DVD.

I think what you have there is a stock answer to prevent further questions.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2013, 07:58:42 am
That's your mum, that is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on October 28, 2013, 02:39:11 pm

Stewart Lee at the Symphony Hall revealing more about Dickie Herring than he intended at the after show signing of his books and DVDs. In summary, despite press coverage otherwise, they're still very good mates who haven't spoken in 5 years. And obviously, Herring learned everything from Lee. Unsurprisingly, Herring claimed the same of Lee last week when I met hin,

I know who I believe. One is a brilliant actor, Herring is just a funny liar.


So is this a Lee and Herrings sauce?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on October 28, 2013, 02:50:05 pm

That's your mum, that is.


Milky milky.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on October 28, 2013, 03:05:53 pm

You may be right, but as ever, I suspect you are severely wrong yet happily oblivious to that FACT.

The world of Russ must be a lovely place. It's just a shame the rest of us are so world weary.


I'm just amazed that there's a "best of" Van Halen. How many versions of Jump are on it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on October 28, 2013, 03:18:23 pm
I placed 5th in the competition I entered at the European Swing Dance Championships at the weekend. Very respectable and totally unexpected, I really did enter just for the experience and for a laugh!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 28, 2013, 04:19:40 pm

It's bollocks that they haven't spoken in five years. Lee has done at least two, and probably three, of Herring's podcasts in the last two years.

You'd also imagine they'd have spoken plenty during the process of getting FoF and TMWRNJ released on DVD.

I think what you have there is a stock answer to prevent further questions.


Typo. Hadn't, not haven't. My mistake. They did fall out for a while, but that was some years ago and the press made a lot more of it than either of the protagonists. And you're undoubtedly right with your final comment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on October 28, 2013, 04:36:14 pm

Typo. Hadn't, not haven't. My mistake. They did fall out for a while, but that was some years ago and the press made a lot more of it than either of the protagonists. And you're undoubtedly right with your final comment.


That makes more sense.

To be honest, I could bear not hearing again about how Lee once tried to cheer up Herring by w@nking him off with the hand of his (RH's) granddad's papier maché ventriloquist dummy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 28, 2013, 04:45:40 pm
They say there's always an element of truth in good comedy. I like to think this is the exception that proves the rule.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 28, 2013, 04:51:41 pm

They say there's always an element of truth in good comedy. I like to think this is the exception that proves the rule.


It would be okay if the element was that his grandfather did have a papier maché ventriloquists dummy, less good if the element of truth was the w@nking him off to cheer him up. Clearly being w@nked off by either of them would be the cause of no little distress, not cheer.

Still, something creepy about ventriloquists. Apart from Nina Conti, who gets it all week and twice on sunday if she asks nicely. Ahem.  Sorry.  Carry on.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 28, 2013, 05:05:49 pm
Ms Conti parks outside my flat now and then. I can pass on your phone number next time if you like? Should I ask if she's got any skanky ho tats first?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 28, 2013, 05:10:40 pm

Ms Conti parks outside my flat now and then. I can pass on your phone number next time if you like? Should I ask if she's got any skanky ho tats first?


My understanding is that Ms Conti is married with two children, and I imagine she would be no more keen on dating me than Mrs.Tricky would be in her doing so - probably less, actually, as Mrs. Tricky would welcome the break.  We'd better just give the whole sorry affair a miss.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 28, 2013, 05:17:22 pm
But you might be Ms Conti's danger skank.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on October 28, 2013, 05:22:58 pm

But you might be Ms Conti's danger skank.


No she's already got that sorted in Ilford apparently.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 28, 2013, 05:26:07 pm
I can read, you know....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 28, 2013, 05:29:52 pm
I'm glad we've had this chat.  It's why nobody ever looks each other in the eye, at a talkback get-together, isn't it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 28, 2013, 07:41:27 pm
Nobody looks you in the eye because they're distracted by the "hairstyle" and elegant dress sense.

Says Jude dubya Law....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 28, 2013, 09:35:35 pm
Have had to have some beer (Thwaites Double Century) to go with these magnificent belly pork scratchings. That has made today a good day.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 29, 2013, 12:06:45 am

Have had to have some beer (Thwaites Double Century) to go with these magnificent belly pork scratchings. That has made today a good day.


Not jealous at all. Could, but won't. Yet.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2013, 05:01:10 pm
DaveRave finally getting round to putting together Top Gun the Musical. I would like to audition to play Sundown.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on October 30, 2013, 12:37:46 am
Had you down as Goose mesen.

Goose? Down? No?

Go brick a swan, Sundown.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Guru on October 31, 2013, 07:18:44 pm
The Boston Red Sox
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 31, 2013, 07:21:51 pm
They even managed to avoid smashing their city up too much in celebration. Yay Boston.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Guru on October 31, 2013, 08:16:48 pm

They even managed to avoid smashing their city up too much in celebration. Yay Boston.


You're right...you must have never done anything due to sporting/other over exuberance....

Where is the real Russ??

Anyway, as I was spectacularly jet-lagged, it also made being awake at 330am considerably more gratifying.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 31, 2013, 08:26:53 pm
Easy there, tiger. Just a small joke about that particular city's tendency to get carried away with sporting successes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Guru on October 31, 2013, 08:40:22 pm
Fair do's.

Made the mistake of driving through Boston with my pregnant wife the night of the 2004 Superbowl victory.



Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 03, 2013, 02:15:25 pm
On my own, so can have the sunday lunch I want.

Aubergine, courgette, cucumber, celery, pepper, and mushroom, braised in black bean sauce, with boiled rice.

Yum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on November 03, 2013, 02:27:28 pm
Also on my own. Beef Casserole slow cooking in the Raeburn. Should be ready about 6pm.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 03, 2013, 03:19:46 pm
Cucumber braised in black bean sauce?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on November 03, 2013, 06:16:35 pm

Cucumber braised in black bean sauce?


I'm amazed it didn't include a jar of marmalade.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on November 03, 2013, 06:27:50 pm
Appreciate this could be in 'mundane moments'  but my shower head snapped off last night, so bought a new one today from B&Q which claims to use up to 75% less water by pushing out air bubbles in the drops of water. Yet to use it but it looks very posh now its fitted.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 03, 2013, 06:40:40 pm

Appreciate this could be in 'mundane moments'  but my shower head snapped off last night, so bought a new one today from B&Q which claims to use up to 75% less water by pushing out air bubbles in the drops of water. Yet to use it but it looks very posh now its fitted.


If it pushes out less water, don't you just have to spend more time under it in order to get wet?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on November 03, 2013, 06:40:47 pm
Yep, that's what you gets you clean, swampy - Air.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 03, 2013, 07:52:29 pm

I'm amazed it didn't include a jar of marmalade.


And some aniseed balls.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on November 03, 2013, 08:20:47 pm
A full English at lunchtime equals 100% rank farts tonight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 04, 2013, 12:50:46 am
Peanut butter, marmite, chorizo, and tomato (dressed with salt, pepper, balsamic, and olive oil), on bagel. Not at all bad.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 04, 2013, 01:22:21 am
Now you're just winding us up.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on November 04, 2013, 01:42:23 am

If it pushes out less water, don't you just have to spend more time under it in order to get wet?


Apparently not. This is the fella....the Mira Eco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIlo3SR2yc4&sns=em
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 04, 2013, 08:36:20 am

Now you're just winding us up.


You'd think, but no.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 04, 2013, 05:55:49 pm
I have some cooked pasta, cooked chicken breast and cottage cheese that need using. I'm going to attempt to combine them into a single dish.

This may not end well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 04, 2013, 06:01:24 pm
Just add Marmite, jalapeños, and tar.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 04, 2013, 06:02:20 pm
It certainly seems like it's going to need something extra, I'm just not sure what.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 04, 2013, 06:54:01 pm

It certainly seems like it's going to need something extra, I'm just not sure what.


Tikka the chicken breast and use the cottage cheese instead of yoghurt.  What's the pasta? If it's something resilient like penne stir fry it with vegetables.  Tikka chicken with cottage cheese on vege-pasta.  Sounds ace.

Happy to have helped.

In other news, picked up some oxtail reduced at mossisons.  Currently casseroling, and will later be served with pasta (penne!) served with the casserole liquid used as a pasta sauce (it's an east-west fusion based casserole sauce).

May skip the vegetables.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on November 04, 2013, 06:56:58 pm

It certainly seems like it's going to need something extra, I'm just not sure what.


Marmalade.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on November 04, 2013, 07:04:52 pm

Just add Marmite, jalapeños, and tar.

Now you're just being silly, Marmite AND tar?  Just pick one and go with that, this leaves more space for marmalade.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 04, 2013, 07:48:37 pm
More testicals means more iron!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on November 04, 2013, 08:47:16 pm

More testicals means more iron!


+1 sentinment, -1 plural.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on November 04, 2013, 10:58:40 pm

+1 sentinment, -1 plural.


Ooh, the irony....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on November 04, 2013, 11:12:33 pm

Ooh, the irony....


It’s a fair cop.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 04, 2013, 11:15:01 pm
I love sentinments. We usually have them after dinner, with the coffee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 09, 2013, 04:27:38 pm
Got rid of bloody Snap.do - I realise within the ranks of Team: Ubutumchumbawomba this is the minorest of minor achievements but sod you clever people I am pleased.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on November 09, 2013, 04:40:23 pm

Got rid of bloody Snap.do - I realise within the ranks of Team: Ubutumchumbawomba this is the minorest of minor achievements but sod you clever people I am pleased.


A cryptic clue. At least let us know how many letters.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on November 09, 2013, 06:00:38 pm
OIFBC and the Undead propping up the Third Division.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on November 09, 2013, 07:17:19 pm
Rump steak - a really nice one, some sauce from home-grown (though usually neglected) horseradish and all served with other steak-friendly trimmings, including such daring-do as chips.

Add the small matter of an unlikely victory against the genus found somewhere between sheep and catbadger on the ladder of life and it's been a not too shabby Saturday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 15, 2013, 07:55:25 pm
San Francisco BatKid.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-make-a-wish-foundation

Happening now, follow #SFBatKid on Twitter to see the photos as they happen. I love sh!t like this.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 15, 2013, 10:46:24 pm
It's the oldest recorded living creature, and it's a mollusc. Well it was.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10447117/Worlds-oldest-creature-was-507...but-scientists-killed-it.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2013, 11:16:34 pm
Everyone see the Charleston dancers on Children in need? Cast of EastEnders? Totally could have been me if I hadn't been in Edinburgh.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on November 16, 2013, 12:01:04 pm

It's the oldest recorded living creature, and it's a mollusc. Well it was.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10447117/Worlds-oldest-creature-was-507...but-scientists-killed-it.html


You've disappointed me. I thought it was going to be the editor of the Telegraph.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 18, 2013, 11:30:06 pm
I've just installed a tp-link TL-WDR4300 (http://www.ebuyer.com/387131-tp-link-dual-band-n750-concurrent-gigabit-router-tl-wdr4300) (when it comes to good value networking, if in doubt, buy TP-Link).  All in all it seems very good indeed, and the cherry on top is support for TP-Link tether (http://www.tp-link.com/common/Promos/App_Tether.html). I mean, you could obviously log in to the router webadmin, but this has pictures (if an awful lot less functionality).  Handy for a quick reboot, and to help manage connections though.

This router is bloody fast and full functioned.....almost enterprise level.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 20, 2013, 02:21:35 pm
The Pythons reuniting for a stage show. Obviously tickets will be mindbendingly expensive but I'd still like to see it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 20, 2013, 03:21:13 pm
Oh god. Do they ALL have divorce settlements to fund?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 20, 2013, 10:40:19 pm

Oh god. Do they ALL have divorce settlements to fund?


Not Graham Chapman, though he may smell a little by now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on November 22, 2013, 05:15:13 pm
http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/neutral-milk-hotel (http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/neutral-milk-hotel)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 22, 2013, 06:12:38 pm
I have never listened to Neutral Milk Hotel, but their name is painfully stupid.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on November 22, 2013, 06:30:19 pm

I have never listened to Neutral Milk Hotel, but their name is painfully stupid.



I don't disagree.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on November 22, 2013, 08:51:58 pm

http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/neutral-milk-hotel (http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/neutral-milk-hotel)


Me too. Going on the 22nd. Haven't we been there before re band names. The Beatles is a bit naff too if you think about it. Radiohead is obviously wonderful though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on November 23, 2013, 08:04:08 pm

The Pythons reuniting for a stage show. Obviously tickets will be mindbendingly expensive but I'd still like to see it.


From £29 to £100. Obviously that doesn't include the return flight from Mooseland.

Pleasing me last Friday and still pleasing me today is the mortgage offer coming through on the new house. Very low interest rate too and missus is buying me a new TV for Xmas/birthday. All in all, life is good...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on November 23, 2013, 08:38:38 pm
Palace edging closer to the magic 12 point mark.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on November 25, 2013, 10:34:31 am
Managing to get hold of 4 Monty Python tickets is rather pleasing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on November 25, 2013, 07:27:26 pm
I got 6. and I'm therefore likely to be going for free as they're exchanging for silly money already. It's like the Royal Mail issue all over again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on November 25, 2013, 07:41:05 pm
A chap coming in  for interview managed to drop a Roddy Frame reference into his email. The job is more or less his.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on November 26, 2013, 05:50:04 pm
Despite having a mega cold and stuck out in fecking Saudi until Thursday, received news that my bonus for last year was just under 5k.

Exceptionally chuffed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 27, 2013, 09:54:55 pm
Having decided a couple of weeks ago to gamble and hold off on booking flights for our trip to the UK and Kenya in January, I just got better dates with a more direct route for $300 less per person than I was looking at originally.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 27, 2013, 10:10:54 pm
Well, screw you, bargain boy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2013, 08:26:20 am
Is that because the main tourist attaction burnt down following a gun fight to the death and the army being called in? That may have had an effect on demand which I think can effect price.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 28, 2013, 12:17:41 pm
What? The Masai Mara and Mount Kilimanjaro burnt down? Why did no-one mention this on the news?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on November 28, 2013, 12:22:13 pm
No, they are just overun with Sudanese militia
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 28, 2013, 12:46:23 pm
Blimey. Did they travel all the way through Kenya to get there, or did they go through Uganda and take a boat? Seems a little adventurous, taking over a national park that's on the opposite side of the country to their borders.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2013, 01:05:12 pm
These people can drive pick-ups you know, bloody racist.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 28, 2013, 10:29:53 pm
There is a suggestion that this comet has survived its transect of the sun. I hope so. Decent comets are hard to come by in a lifetime.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 28, 2013, 11:57:29 pm

There is a suggestion that this comet has survived its transect of the sun. I hope so. Decent comets are hard to come by in a lifetime.


It's certainly tough times for any out of town electrical retail superstores.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 03, 2013, 09:34:22 am
Terminal 3 at SIN has a slide that goes down 3 floors.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on December 04, 2013, 09:58:36 pm
Just been to see Liverpool vs Norwich. Went with a united fan. The joy as United go 1 down after he's had to applaud suarez off. Happy days
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 04, 2013, 10:17:12 pm
Watching Liverpool games is like watching motor sport, a generally tedious experience unless someone gets badly hurt. The difference is that I really, really want to see Suarez in excruciating and preferably career-ending pain.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on December 05, 2013, 12:29:50 am

Watching Liverpool games is like watching motor sport, a generally tedious experience unless someone gets badly hurt. The difference is that I really, really want to see Suarez in excruciating and preferably career-ending pain.

As much as I would normally agree with you, that was a solo performance you just dont see that often. He's a c*nt, in a bad way, but he's easily one of the best players Ive ever seen.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on December 05, 2013, 03:59:17 pm

As much as I would normally agree with you, that was a solo performance you just dont see that often. He's a c*nt, in a bad way, but he's easily one of the best players Ive ever seen.


Yes he was good but the gushing by the pundits on MOTD was vomit inducing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 05, 2013, 04:03:24 pm
I would hate to see his career end. Four astonishing goals last night. People who do exceptional things are often wired a bit differently and it's daft to expect a "role model" whatever that is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on December 21, 2013, 11:09:11 am
The BBC correcting the bit in their online story about other theatreland incidents that claimed the chandelier fell at The Haymarket in 2004 after I e-mailed them to tell them that it didn't.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 21, 2013, 11:43:05 am
So did nothing happen in 2004? Like the swimming pool in the Day Today? "2004: no one died".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on December 21, 2013, 12:06:54 pm
Some plasterwork came down, which hit the chandelier en route causing it to sway a bit, but the chandelier itself didn't drop so much as a millimetre. It had a steel safety wire attached to an RSJ with no slack in the line. There's no possible way it could have dropped and it always annoys me to read otherwise.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 21, 2013, 02:15:09 pm
It spoilt my night out so we decided to cheer ourselves up with a trip to Chessington World of Adventure.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on December 21, 2013, 02:25:27 pm
Did your beard get singed? Did reporters turn up an hour later covered in petrol?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 26, 2013, 09:08:10 pm
I think I'm correct in saying that Sunderland's win today at Everton means that d*rby's Premiership* record is safe for another season.








*I know, but I think it's a talkback law now, that anything but Premier League should be used.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on December 26, 2013, 10:15:05 pm
Electricity

Haven't had the c*nt for 77 hours - it seems you can only drink so much booze in the dark
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on December 26, 2013, 11:21:30 pm

I think I'm correct in saying that Sunderland's win today at Everton means that poohole's Premiership* record is safe for another season.








*I know, but I think it's a talkback law now, that anything but Premier League should be used.


And with only four and a half months to spare...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 29, 2013, 12:59:06 am
Port.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on December 30, 2013, 08:16:59 pm
Rangers winning one nil, if they win then I win £255
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on December 30, 2013, 09:02:23 pm
A few hours over six months since I had my last smelly cigarette.

I've spent quite a wadge of money on the electronic alternative as a bit of a hobby to play with, but it's certainly done the trick.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on December 30, 2013, 11:35:57 pm

Rangers winning one nil, if they win then I win £255


Rangers won 4-0. The drinks are on RichB...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 31, 2013, 02:57:52 pm
Took two different sets of clippers (different manufacturers and models) and made one working one. Pleasing. On the other hand it means I also cut my hair. Looks like Charlie had a couple of cursory swipes at it. Not so good, still start the new year as you mean to go on.....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on January 09, 2014, 11:20:49 am
I know there's always someone who's got a better deal but just rang orange to get my PAC code (and was open about the fact I was switching to T-mobile, which should make no odds to them as it's the same company) and they upgraded my (sim-only) contract from £12 for 300 mins, unlimited texts and 500MB to £11 for 1000 mins, unlimited texts and 750MB, apparently with a further 'permanent' £5 a month discount, so I'll only end up paying £6 a month.

Combined with virgin taking £8 off our monthly bill yesterday for the price of a phone call, a decent couple of days on the cost cutting front.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 10, 2014, 02:30:03 pm
Strangely addictive. (http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_atlas.php)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2014, 08:40:41 am
At the risk of getting all fat fighters lost 5lbs last week.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on January 14, 2014, 09:35:03 pm
Discovering that armorgames have bought out a new Kingdom Rush - Frontiers. My evening at work has flown by.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2014, 11:55:15 am
Cup game is £10 and as I'm also going this weekend that will be back to back games for Ingo. I might go the whole hog and do Watford as well. Steady on Ingo!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 17, 2014, 01:57:06 pm
Mrs Charlie has just negotiated a four day working week, with only around a 10% drop in pay.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 17, 2014, 01:59:26 pm

Mrs Charlie has just negotiated a four day working week, with only around a 10% drop in pay.


Awesome. She needs to take that negotiation to its natural conclusion, which is getting 50% of her pay for never going to work at all.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 17, 2014, 05:34:50 pm

Awesome. She needs to take that negotiation to its natural conclusion, which is getting 50% of her pay for never going to work at all.


Mrs Tricky did the Charlies other half type deal.  She now does more work, in four days, for less pay.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 17, 2014, 06:09:34 pm

Mrs Tricky did the Charlies other half type deal.  She now does more work, in four days, for less pay.


That's what I'm worried about. She is far too diligent for her own good.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on January 17, 2014, 11:04:26 pm
Colleague of mine managed to negotiate going from five days to four days with no pay cut, by agreeing to take on more work in the four days then she was bothering to do in the five.
She struggled to do her work in five (a workload most people could do inside two), suffice to say she's doing even less now.
And still getting away with it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 17, 2014, 11:37:58 pm
Council? University?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on January 18, 2014, 08:01:51 pm
Going proper old school on the puds today.  The kids and I made jam tarts this morning then just had some raw rhubarb dipped into an eggcup of sugar after tea.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on January 18, 2014, 08:27:02 pm
Just met Russ!

Russ off of Talkback!

And Mrs Russ.

Just before they went to Tricky's house to eat sous vide beef.

So possibly on the last day of their lives.

But, still, I met Russ!

Russ is real!


Russ!!

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 18, 2014, 09:16:22 pm
Woot! Because I'm the one who has been hiding for years....

Good to meet you too.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on January 18, 2014, 09:18:53 pm
I've met Russ. He may have been body-snatched by an alien since then - it was a few years ago.

I love the idea of Tricky's sous vide. Meat wrapped in cling film, dropped in a bucket full of electrified water. Probably.


Just met Russ!

Russ off of Talkback!

And Mrs Russ.

Just before they went to Tricky's house to eat sous vide beef.

So possibly on the last day of their lives.

But, still, I met Russ!

Russ is real!


Russ!!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on January 18, 2014, 09:47:24 pm

I've met Russ. He may have been body-snatched by an alien since then - it was a few years ago.

I love the idea of Tricky's sous vide. Meat wrapped in cling film, dropped in a bucket full of electrified water. Probably.


Meat wrapped in cling film, wrapped in cardboard and cooked for two days in a hone-made watet bath.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on January 18, 2014, 10:29:12 pm
Look forward to seeing all your posts on the 'I'm sick as a dog' thread.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on January 18, 2014, 11:58:04 pm

Just met Russ!

Russ off of Talkback!

And Mrs Russ.

Just before they went to Tricky's house to eat sous vide beef.

So possibly on the last day of their lives.

But, still, I met Russ!

Russ is real!


Russ!!


Groupie.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on January 19, 2014, 08:28:30 am
I'm not telling of the time in Bornmuff when... I've said to much already, but ned and goldfish, amongst others, will testify to the big gay frisbee fallout between our resident Cannuck and a much missed (for piss take reasons) ex-member of the board....

All after a Chinese courtesy of Mr Murderk.

Happy days!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on January 19, 2014, 02:44:21 pm
Laptop, 6 years old, wouldn't start up, became unresponsive from turn on to blue screen of death on Windows load completion. Gave up on it a couple of months back, but finances mean won't be buying a new one until June time.

Had another go, pulled the power cable at start of loading (no battery anymore), next boot went to start up recovery. Win! Except it went into endless self repair, pulled the plug after 2 hours.

Next start up a success! Bet they'd never have told me to do that if I'd called PC World support.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on January 19, 2014, 03:52:40 pm
PC whatnow support?


That's what Talkback's for. Amongst other things, obviously...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on January 19, 2014, 05:56:17 pm
people keep paying proper money to buy stuff off me that i don't want and, before an aggressive sorting of the vinyl collection, barely even knew i owned.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 19, 2014, 11:21:42 pm
The Denver Broncos.

And Florist - she did, and I nearly did.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on January 20, 2014, 11:02:56 am

The Denver Broncos.

And Florist - she did, and I nearly did.

Me too.  Amongst other things I came away from Boston with is a deep loathing of most of their sports teams, the Patriots being very top of my dislike list. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 21, 2014, 09:12:09 am
Went to see the doctor over minor ailment. She did some calculations based on recent blood tests etc and said I have an 11% chance of having a stroke or heart attack in the next 10 years. OK, it could be lower but I'll take it all the same.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 21, 2014, 10:03:27 am

Went to see the doctor over minor ailment. She did some calculations based on recent blood tests etc and said I have an 11% chance of having a stroke or heart attack in the next 10 years. OK, it could be lower but I'll take it all the same.


Surely zero percent if you decide not to don your cape and scytyhe and deploy them against yourself?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 23, 2014, 11:43:16 am
My latest pair of glasses broke a few days ago. That's not it. As a consequence I've been wearing contacts all day, which I don't like. I also haven't got the time to get a new prescription and get new glasses. So I hot glued the old lenses into a cheap pair of sunglassess and they work just fine. It was here or the mundane thread.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2014, 11:54:35 am
I had forgoten you the were the only person in the UK over 12 who owned a glue gun.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 23, 2014, 12:02:34 pm

I had forgoten you the were the only person in the UK over 12 who owned a glue gun.


Glue guns are ace. FACT!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on January 23, 2014, 01:32:25 pm
Which reminds - I really must re-attach the rear view mirror to the mounting pad in my (gay) Pug as it fell off a while ago while adjusting. Close inspection revealed a straight forward bond failure.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 23, 2014, 10:59:14 pm
Spent the day being chauffeured around Nairobi in a diplomatic car. I could get used to this kind of life.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on January 24, 2014, 04:13:30 pm

Spent the day being chauffeured around Nairobi in a diplomatic car. I could get used to this kind of life.


Did they take you out to the National Park? It's amazing out there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 24, 2014, 04:16:46 pm

Did they take you out to the National Park? It's amazing out there.


Or to Kibera? That's not something to forget...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 24, 2014, 04:16:55 pm
When I was in Nairobi I had my own car AND another car following us with armed guards. Ridiculous frankly.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2014, 05:04:53 pm
2nd game in a week for me, I assume I'll get my supporter of the year trophy at half time.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 24, 2014, 07:12:03 pm

Did they take you out to the National Park? It's amazing out there.


Spent the day there on Wednesday, awesome place. Now out at Amboseli seeing huge herds of elephants roaming with Kilimanjaro in the background, and off to the Mara on Tuesday for three days to see big cats. This place is incredible.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 24, 2014, 07:14:17 pm

Or to Kibera? That's not something to forget...


Hoping to do that either Monday or Thursday, suspect it will be very difficult but I also think it's important to do. Can't do it in the diplomatic car though, there are rules about where we can and can't go when we're travelling on those plates.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 24, 2014, 07:18:04 pm

When I was in Nairobi I had my own car AND another car following us with armed guards. Ridiculous frankly.


How come? We were picked up from and will be taken back to the airport in an armoured vehicle because our friend with whom we're staying is a member of the diplomatic staff and they're not allowed to go to the airport except with a trained driver in a bulletproof official vehicle, but it's not really that sketchy out here. I'm not about to go for a late night stroll through Kibera or Eastleigh, but that's true of any big city anywhere in the world.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 24, 2014, 07:32:43 pm
Honestly I can't remember. It was back in 2006. It might have been because we went down to the Niger Delta area which is (was?) well known for kidnappings. I gather the oil companies there actually do tend to pay out which obviously makes matters worse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on January 24, 2014, 08:05:46 pm
Isn't the Niger delta Nigeria?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on January 24, 2014, 11:57:23 pm

Isn't the Niger delta Nigeria?

Yup
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on January 24, 2014, 11:59:06 pm

Hoping to do that either Monday or Thursday, suspect it will be very difficult but I also think it's important to do. Can't do it in the diplomatic car though, there are rules about where we can and can't go when we're travelling on those plates.


Rules? Africa?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on January 25, 2014, 12:02:43 am
Went to court in jeans/no tie today. Figured if it finished early, would be able to make the game. It did, but decided against going as a mate wanted a few beers in a nice pub.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 25, 2014, 12:54:43 am

Isn't the Niger delta Nigeria?


It appears, having checked a map, that I meant Port Harcourt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 25, 2014, 06:06:05 am

Rules? Africa?


Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs rules, not African rules.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on January 25, 2014, 04:30:48 pm
Watford  is pleasing me.


Those words are rarely uttered.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on January 25, 2014, 04:38:19 pm
Cue Citeh equaliser.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on January 25, 2014, 04:50:08 pm
And winner?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on January 25, 2014, 04:53:25 pm
And, er, confirmation? Sealant?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on January 25, 2014, 07:01:49 pm
I'm not about to go for a late night stroll through Kibera or Eastleigh, but that's true of any big city anywhere in the world.


Eastleigh? I mean, it's no Winchester, but I reckon you could risk a walk to the late night Sainsburys. (Andover, on the other hand...)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on January 25, 2014, 08:44:57 pm
Eastleigh are you mad? The ghost of Benny Hill still stalks the town
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 25, 2014, 08:59:43 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastleigh,_Nairobi

A good place for a white man, no matter how well intentioned, to find himself in some trouble.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on January 25, 2014, 08:59:48 pm
The Clash. Been listening to London Calling a lot in the last couple of years, but I'm largely ignorant of the rest aside from bits/singles from Combat Rock, so have ordered the full box set.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 27, 2014, 04:24:03 pm
Heated floor mat for my feet. My home office is freezing no more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on January 28, 2014, 05:56:18 pm

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs rules, not African rules.


Might be a while before Europe, let alone Africa, sees Russ again judging by the way the Canadian dollar is going.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on January 28, 2014, 08:24:45 pm
Ishmael Miller
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on January 28, 2014, 08:27:43 pm

Ishmael Miller


Always liked him.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2014, 08:27:35 am
My letter is in Motorsport News this week calling Max Chilton sh!t.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on January 30, 2014, 04:29:07 pm
Realising it's Chinese New Year tomorrow  after booking a table at my Chinese snap-venue of choice for tomorrow evening anyway.  Also pleasing is that as the laydee I'm taking spent 12 years living in Shanghai this might even be construed as being 'thoughtful'. Winner.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on January 30, 2014, 04:39:20 pm

Realising it's Chinese New Year tomorrow  after booking a table at my Chinese snap-venue of choice for tomorrow evening anyway.  Also pleasing is that as the laydee I'm taking spent 12 years living in Shanghai this might even be construed as being 'thoughtful'. Winner.


Unless it was 12 years in prison
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on January 30, 2014, 04:56:30 pm
There's a thought..... anyway I've told her and she thinks I'm great now....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 30, 2014, 05:21:50 pm

There's a thought..... anyway I've told her and she thinks I'm great now....


This is one of the most exploitable traits of women, their ability to allow hope to triumph over experience.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on January 30, 2014, 10:47:23 pm
Are suggesting she should know better than to accompany me to a Chinese restaurant?


Because you're absolutely correct.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 31, 2014, 07:49:45 am
Heading home from my holiday today. While we have had a fantastic time and are not looking forward to the difference in temperature between Ottawa and Kenya (55 degrees!), I am very much looking forward to getting back to my dog, my bed and my sh!tter. Two weeks is quite long enough for a holiday, I think.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 01, 2014, 01:19:28 am
Tough talks to change work rota...am now off this weekend...so can witness the nuclear drubbing of the team that the tw@t who used to take photos of insects who used to post on this board. He really was a tool whose internet profile outweighed his significance.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on February 01, 2014, 04:57:21 pm
Federico Macheda (90+3).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on February 01, 2014, 05:34:41 pm
Very pleased with those two 3-3 draws.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on February 02, 2014, 01:59:23 pm
Received an email from my course provider saying that the insitute I'm trying to get chartered have forwarded records and I'm exempt from taking the exams.  This means that to get chartered I only have to write a 4,000 word report rather than the report plus 2 exams and lots of weeping.  It'd also save me £200 in taking the exam modules.

I've heard nothing in them so the same feelings stopping me getting excited about the prospect of Forest thrashing Yeovil today are stopping me from getting too carried away and dancing round a bonfire made of my course notes in the garden.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 03, 2014, 08:49:59 am
Just booked my trip to Le Mans 24hr, can't wait to go again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 03, 2014, 06:46:49 pm
This is incredible. I want JP to make one.

http://deadspin.com/georgia-lawyers-local-super-bowl-ad-is-batsh!t-amazing-1514869904
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 05, 2014, 07:16:22 pm
Got home to find the rather lovely lady I have been seeing of late had randomly bought me and a personilised Forest mug....

OK so it's got the Billiez gurning face on it but it's the thought and all that....she even went to the trouble of looking up Psycho's shirt number (knowing absolutely nothing about football but somehow remembering Pearce as being held in really rather high esteem as a player)...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on February 05, 2014, 08:39:19 pm

Got home to find the rather lovely lady I have been seeing of late had randomly bought me and a personilised Forest mug....



How much did you cost?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 05, 2014, 11:19:32 pm
No idea, but I'm guessing very extremely in the minus on the Anderson scale.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 06, 2014, 08:36:57 am
Sand.

http://sandgrains.com/sand-grains-gallery.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 07, 2014, 12:45:43 pm
A FOOTBALL fan left his beloved Leyton Orient £150,000 in his will. John Burman, who died of cancer aged 55 last May, went to all of the League One side's home and away matches.

The ex-signalman, of Stoke Newington, North London, had a season ticket all his life.

The club's record signing cost £175,000 in 1989. Chairman Barry Hearn said: "John was a true Orient supporter."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on February 07, 2014, 06:33:46 pm
http://www.britishpathe.com/search/query/nottingham+forest
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on February 07, 2014, 06:55:34 pm

http://www.britishpathe.com/search/query/nottingham+forest


The Wolves game is amazing, marred only by the obvious death of our goalkeeper at the end.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on February 07, 2014, 09:34:07 pm

A FOOTBALL fan left his beloved Leyton Orient £150,000 in his will. John Burman, who died of cancer aged 55 last May, went to all of the League One side's home and away matches.

The ex-signalman, of Stoke Newington, North London, had a season ticket all his life.

The club's record signing cost £175,000 in 1989. Chairman Barry Hearn said: "John was a true Orient supporter."


I have to hope that's just lazy journalism for a crass bit of filler in a small box in the sports section of a daily rag because that quote sounds like Hearn was too busy trying to get to the bank to pay himself a dividend to think of something nice to say.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on February 07, 2014, 09:51:10 pm

The Wolves game is amazing, marred only by the obvious death of our goalkeeper at the end.


It's fascinating stuff. Especially the old footage of the CG....ridiculous the number of people in there. In the footage of the Everton win, I thought for a second they were playing Chelsea Dagger!

Also interesting as the common term for us was 'Notts Forest' and in the 1920s training video, being referred to as the 'Foresters'. I know this happened, just never heard it in actual use!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 07, 2014, 11:58:27 pm

I have to hope that's just lazy journalism for a crass bit of filler in a small box in the sports section of a daily rag because that quote sounds like Hearn was too busy trying to get to the bank to pay himself a dividend to think of something nice to say.

Oh dear.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on February 08, 2014, 12:39:56 am
If you've quoted it out of context or I've misunderstood then I'm happy to be corrected.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on February 08, 2014, 08:25:37 am

It's fascinating stuff. Especially the old footage of the CG....ridiculous the number of people in there. In the footage of the Everton win, I thought for a second they were playing Chelsea Dagger!

Also interesting as the common term for us was 'Notts Forest' and in the 1920s training video, being referred to as the 'Foresters'. I know this happened, just never heard it in actual use!


I was at that Everton game.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 08, 2014, 02:58:47 pm
Paying off mortgage this morning.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on February 08, 2014, 04:11:02 pm
Feel free to start paying off mine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 10, 2014, 02:42:15 am
Tonight's Top Gear. Much better than last week's episode.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 11, 2014, 05:45:57 pm
The arrival of my Amazon order, as I'm finding my current book mildly disappointing (Chris Hadfield's autobiography).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on February 11, 2014, 07:03:06 pm

The arrival of my Amazon order, as I'm finding my current book mildly disappointing (Chris Hadfield's autobiography).


Who he?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 11, 2014, 07:15:29 pm
Canadian astronaut, best known for playing David Bowie's Space Oddity on his guitar on a live broadcast from the International Space Station. He's a really nice guy and extremely smart, but as a result of the kind of life that you have to live in order to be an astronaut who flies several missions into space and ultimately command the International Space Station for six months, his autobiography turns out somewhat predictably to be a slightly dull account of a man who works really hard and makes really good decisions. He's the kind of guy you want your daughter to marry.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on February 11, 2014, 07:20:31 pm
He's the kind of guy you want your daughter to marry.


I'd be concerned about the age gap.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 11, 2014, 07:22:44 pm

I'd be concerned about the age gap.


She'd inherit his wealth why you're still young enough to enjoy it. I don't see a problem.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on February 11, 2014, 07:35:40 pm

She'd inherit his wealth why you're still young enough to enjoy it. I don't see a problem.


I've only got nine years on him. Given that he's a super-fit Canadian astronaut, I don't fancy my chances of outliving him.

Also, now I've seen a photo, I don't like his moustache.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 11, 2014, 07:41:38 pm
It's a very astronauty moustache.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 11, 2014, 07:46:23 pm

It's a very astronauty moustache.


Would it go well with womens frillies?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on February 11, 2014, 10:46:28 pm
This is rather cool

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/177267902/trevor-francis-vs-malmo-ff-giclee-print?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=nottingham+forest&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 11, 2014, 11:11:06 pm
Chris Hadfield is quite interesting to follow on Twitter by the way.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 11, 2014, 11:32:01 pm

Chris Hadfield is quite interesting to follow on Twitter by the way.


I don't think anyone thought to follow him on twitter when he became a minor celebrity on twitter posting pictures of the earth and space on twitter and writing daily updates about life as a twitter space astronaut living in a space station, on twitter.

Why didn't he say anything?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: twoshorts on February 12, 2014, 03:36:02 pm
Just noticed Sheff U game is on BEIN sports on Sunday so will be on in my local.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 12, 2014, 03:40:33 pm
What's BEIN when it's at home?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on February 12, 2014, 03:43:09 pm

What's BEIN when it's at home?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bein+sports
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 12, 2014, 03:44:32 pm

What's BEIN when it's at home?


Al Jazeera Sports in the US. A stupid sh!tty company with stupid sh!tty policies who can go and f*ck themselves.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on February 12, 2014, 03:49:11 pm

Just noticed Sheff U game is on BEIN sports on Sunday so will be on in my local.


Also: streams.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 12, 2014, 04:01:21 pm
Yeah, I'm just glad it's going to be on a stream.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 12, 2014, 04:06:46 pm
All these streams round here used to be fields, when I were a lad (or indeed a couple of weeks ago).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on February 14, 2014, 10:57:08 am
Anna Sloan.

You would, wouldn't you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 14, 2014, 10:59:08 am
Most of the time, yes. Though occasionally, no.

I note from the pictures on google that she has an upper-class nose.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on February 14, 2014, 11:01:04 am

Anna Sloan.

You would, wouldn't you?


Anna hears about Dubya's thoughts.

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Anna+Sloan+Women+Curling+Championship+Day+7c04iYGKHFtl.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on February 14, 2014, 11:17:41 am
That was the time I goosed her.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on February 14, 2014, 12:10:32 pm
Looks more like she's sharing a 2-person luge with you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on February 15, 2014, 01:49:02 am
Thread on the Daily Wail about imimigration.

Quote from: Sir Bufton Tufton of Tunbridge Wells
RaggleFrock83, bristol, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
These articles infuriate me. GRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 15, 2014, 10:33:46 am
Stunning post there from Talkback's resident dickhead, sent all the way from his parallel universe.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on February 15, 2014, 11:25:44 am

Looks more like she's sharing a 2-person luge with you.


I've just realised where I know the picture from. Ned must've hacked my phone and photoshopped out a part of my anatomy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on February 16, 2014, 07:20:27 am
Won £117 on the lottery
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on February 24, 2014, 12:20:08 pm
QPR v Forest is now on Sky.

12.15 ko
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 25, 2014, 01:47:49 pm
Just pimped some fog juice with extra propylene glycol. Smoke-tastic.  I'm super pumped.*

*Not a sign of late onset mid-life crisis....been talking to a snowboarder.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on February 25, 2014, 09:36:09 pm
Olympiacos
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on February 25, 2014, 09:40:57 pm
And after we've nicked their best players...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on February 26, 2014, 09:28:03 am
Just been told I'm working on the d*rby v Forest game next month. Might not be my most impartial work
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 26, 2014, 10:23:11 am
One of my old 'going to football' mates (I haven't seen him for ages) has kindly donated his wilson picket to me for the Wigan game.


Which I thought was jolly nice of him.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on February 26, 2014, 02:10:06 pm
A 3rd series of Ripper Street being commissioned.
Kent's Darren Stevens being found not guilty of failing to report an illegal approach.
Mrs Rave's lemon drizzle cake.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on February 26, 2014, 02:55:55 pm
British women are the fattest in Europe (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15901351) Thank you Scotland, we couldn't have done it without you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 26, 2014, 04:22:40 pm

British women are the fattest in Europe (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15901351) Thank you Scotland, we couldn't have done it without you.


Actually, we (you?) did:

Quote
Its figures for the UK were based on data from England, although surveys suggest the percentage of obese adults in Wales and Northern Ireland is similar and Scotland's latest health report put the figure at 28%.


Although Scottish independence would make the UK a distant runner up.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on February 26, 2014, 04:56:47 pm
Neeps and tatties. The new superfood.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 26, 2014, 05:08:16 pm
And Buckfast.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 26, 2014, 05:10:01 pm
Tunnocks' caramel wafers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on February 26, 2014, 07:20:24 pm

Tunnocks' caramel wafers.


30 yarder kabooooooooooom
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 27, 2014, 01:46:12 am
Finally convinced my wife of the awesomeness of Frank Turner by playing her Four Simple Words at high volume.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 27, 2014, 07:36:34 am

Finally convinced my wife of the awesomeness of Frank Turner by playing her Four Simple Words at high volume.


One of my favourite tracks ever and has to be played loud. It says all there is to say about dancing, from a bloke's perspective. Not that there's anything fundamentally wrong with being male and also a naturally brilliant dancer or even, even, even a swing dancer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 27, 2014, 08:19:10 pm
Went to the hygienist today. My usual lady is off on long term sick, her replacement is really cute and also very good at her job.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 28, 2014, 08:38:14 pm
This is cool, and not just because it's Bruce.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26337673
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on March 03, 2014, 12:30:34 pm
Playing golf at Woodhall Spa tomorrow is a pleasing prospect, although I am a little alarmed at course reviews which suggest that anybody with a double figure handicap (I play off 18) will go home in tears. Will put some extra balls in the bag.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on March 05, 2014, 04:20:56 pm
My daughter walked unaided for the first time today, a lot.

This may make the annoying me thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: des on March 09, 2014, 04:52:20 pm
England 29 Wales 18
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 09, 2014, 11:36:09 pm
I might have been stupid enough 10 years ago to try to get to 'boro...but a guy in the pub tonight says 'fancy AFC Wimblescum-Chesterfield Tuesday night?'
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on March 11, 2014, 10:17:05 am
Not everybody in football lies and cheats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26522196
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Deano on March 11, 2014, 12:19:38 pm

Not everybody in football lies and cheats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26522196


He has an English mother.  Nobody English lies and cheats.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on March 11, 2014, 12:44:43 pm
Strictly speaking he cheated then confessed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on March 11, 2014, 12:48:49 pm

Strictly speaking he cheated then confessed.


That was the German in him coming out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on March 12, 2014, 01:10:22 pm

Strictly speaking he cheated then confessed.


assuming he went down deliberately. has he admitted that he dived and then thought better of himself, or did he just trip and tell the ref that there was no foul?

i know it's a popular pundit meme that a player can only go down if it's a foul or a dive - but there are other options.

in almost-related news, it was nice to hear arsene wenger whining about arjen robben winning penalties by getting in front of a man and then slowing down. it's the first time i recall a manager mentioning this particular craze which refs never seem to spot, and which the moron pundits/commentators brush off with the 'he's been clever there, there *was* contact' bullsh!t... s'funny how when the defender is ahead and slams on the brakes to shield the ball out a) he rarely goes down and b) the attacker is even-more-rarely penalised for 'contact'.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 17, 2014, 10:14:12 pm
A white van driver who furiously flashed his lights - a saved me a certain speeding ticket from a cop with a speed gun next to Battersea Power Station. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 18, 2014, 05:31:52 pm
Getting a gratis d*rby ticket from one of the few non-cnuts on here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 18, 2014, 05:53:44 pm

Getting a gratis d*rby ticket from one of the few non-cnuts on here.


Someone here not a c*nt? I'll throw them off.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on March 19, 2014, 12:48:05 pm

Someone here not a c*nt? I'll throw them off.


we need an 'unfit and improper' person test to determine suitability for the board.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on March 19, 2014, 01:14:41 pm
I'm Spartac*nt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 21, 2014, 11:20:38 pm
My new internet radio.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on March 21, 2014, 11:23:57 pm
This - if I can get a ticket. (http://www.katebush.com/)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on March 22, 2014, 01:09:22 pm
Oxalade-Chamberlain punching the ball round the post and Keiron Gibberish getting sent off. They all look the same, ref eh?

Some of my best friends are referees....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on March 24, 2014, 10:27:30 am

This - if I can get a ticket. (http://www.katebush.com/)


One of my favourite childish jokes...

What's furry and brown and sings?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on March 25, 2014, 04:56:45 pm
Seeing as it's now almost three weeks since I triggered a speed camera in the early hours on the M42 and I've heard nowt, I'm guessing I've got away with it.

Oh, and Billy's gone. That's pleasing me too.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 25, 2014, 04:58:30 pm
The UK putting its clocks forward this weekend. Ours went forward two weeks ago and the four hour time difference rather than the regular five keeps catching me out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 25, 2014, 06:36:18 pm

Seeing as it's now almost three weeks since I triggered a speed camera in the early hours on the M42 and I've heard nowt, I'm guessing I've got away with it.


I triggered one -two flashes - on the M1 after the Leicester game. Ditto.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on March 26, 2014, 01:58:30 pm
b@stards.

I got flashed about a month back. I received my NIP withiin less than a week... (37 in a 30. It's a fair cop...)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 26, 2014, 02:03:42 pm
I got done doing 89 a few weeks ago. These will be my first points ever.

I went past a mobile camera on the same stretch doing 80 a week later, but it seems not to have been turned on.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on March 26, 2014, 08:19:01 pm
I read somewhere once they 'move' the cameras around to save money which means some of the time they are empty.

I never fancy my chances at speed camera roulette though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on March 26, 2014, 09:22:49 pm
My wife told me something similar about some of the cameras being dummy ones which just flash, but don't have the equipment to take photographs.

To be fair, that worked in my case. The night I triggered the camera it was about half-past midnight, no cars on the road and no obvious reason why the speed limit needed to drop to 60mph - so I carried on at nearer 80mph. Two weeks later, on the same stretch of the M42, I stuck religiously to the limit on the matrix boards.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on March 26, 2014, 09:27:40 pm

Getting a gratis poohole ticket from one of the few non-cnuts on here.


Have you changed your opinion of said non-c*nt given the result?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 26, 2014, 09:32:23 pm
The misquote makes us sound like a couple of benders.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 27, 2014, 12:01:58 pm
Got a place in the NYC Marathon on my first try in the lottery.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 27, 2014, 12:41:57 pm
Thereby ensuring karma is set so that you'll never win a decent lottery.

Congrats though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2014, 05:52:06 pm

Got a place in the NYC Marathon on my first try in the lottery.


And what a photo you have put on facebook to commemorate it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on March 27, 2014, 06:20:25 pm
I was slightly alarmed by Ewok's photo... and whoever it was who accused him of having a suspiciously well groomed beard the other day is absolutely correct...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 27, 2014, 06:23:02 pm

I was slightly alarmed by Ewok's photo... and whoever it was who accused him of having a suspiciously well groomed beard the other day is absolutely correct...


Normally happy to weigh in when others are being abused for poncy hair, but will have to give it a miss this month.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 27, 2014, 06:29:35 pm

And what a photo you have put on facebook to commemorate it.


I thought you'd like it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on March 29, 2014, 07:41:19 pm
Currently re-reading one of my favourite reads of all time, "Boy's Life" by Robert R. McCammon. It's a semi-autobiographical journal of late 1950s small-town America as told through the eyes of a 12-year-old who, basically, is the 12-year-old McCammon. Yesterday I got to thinking about a very similar book I read about 25 years ago, but I couldn't recall the author or title. I was in "Oxfam" today and browsing through their second hand books when my eyes alighted on the very book! It was "Summer of Night" by Dan Simmons. It was only £2 hardback as well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 29, 2014, 07:52:05 pm
Had to put something in the loft.  Stumbled across an old pair of bike wheels that are surplus to requirements.  The rims are awful, but the hubs (will change the bearings while I'm at it) and tyres are good. So it would seem I'm only a set of rims away from a new wheel-set build.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 29, 2014, 07:54:07 pm
I remember when I fell through your loft, that was f*cking funny.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on March 29, 2014, 09:50:27 pm

Currently re-reading one of my favourite reads of all time, "Boy's Life" by Robert R. McCammon. It's a semi-autobiographical journal of late 1950s small-town America as told through the eyes of a 12-year-old who, basically, is the 12-year-old McCammon. Yesterday I got to thinking about a very similar book I read about 25 years ago, but I couldn't recall the author or title. I was in "Oxfam" today and browsing through their second hand books when my eyes alighted on the very book! It was "Summer of Night" by Dan Simmons. It was only £2 hardback as well.


This reminds me to go check the fecking book thread by Ingo for some recommendations from the board. The wonderful thing I'm finding about age is that I can pick up something that's already on our bookshelves, not recognise it, read it, and applaud the taste of the person that thought it worth keeping in the first place. There is far too much sci-fi though.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on March 30, 2014, 04:32:54 pm

I remember when I fell through your loft, that was f*cking funny.


Several years ago when I was seeking quotes for a re-tiling of the roof one of the firms quoting had a disclaimer that they wouldn't be liable for any damage to ceilings during the job.  Their quote didn't win.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on April 01, 2014, 08:22:21 pm
in the last fortnight, I've moved house again (4 times in 8 months, but this time I've paid 6 months up front to ensure I'm staying put for a while), got my place pretty much sorted (internet on today so all my gadgets back online), got 2 Kate Bush tickets for September, made £500 profit on some tickets I didn't want and incorporated my own limited company.

All of which might explain my absence on here recently.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 01, 2014, 08:28:39 pm

got 2 Kate Bush tickets for September


I had 'er indoors on point on t'net and we still couldn't get as far as a response let alone a 404 on all sites during the main public release and I'd never bothered signing up at Kate's site.

Well done you, though. Just hope there's not too much from Fifty Words or Red Shoes.


Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on April 01, 2014, 08:44:36 pm
I am always genuinely surprised that sensible adults would want to listen to, let alone go and see Kate Bush. 70s novelty act, Kate Bush!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 01, 2014, 08:51:05 pm

I am always genuinely surprised that sensible adults would want to listen to, let alone go and see Kate Bush. 70s novelty act, Kate Bush!


She saved her best work for the 80's, but jog on.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on April 01, 2014, 08:52:20 pm
Apologies. 80s novelty act, Kate Bush!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 01, 2014, 09:00:10 pm

Apologies. 80s novelty act, Kate Bush!


Best to cover the 2000's as well - Arial was immense, despite her one 90's album being rather disappointing.

You can stop there, though, and I'd agree beyond that until proven otherwise.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2014, 08:44:50 am
Cockney smog. Love it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on April 02, 2014, 08:50:48 am
Gainsborough is also a tad on the smoggy side this morning too.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2014, 08:55:22 am

Gainsborough is also a tad on the smoggy side this morning too.


So is East Leake but as long as London has got it worse who cares?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 02, 2014, 09:10:13 am
Seven days off.

Starting it with a hangover is not so pleasing. Still... Stuart Pearce.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 02, 2014, 09:58:00 am

So is East Leake but as long as London has got it worse who cares?


Er - the East Midlands is just as bad as London at the moment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2014, 10:03:37 am

Er - the East Midlands is just as bad as London at the moment.


f*ck off, the East Midlands is fantastic.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 02, 2014, 11:52:43 am
Our office/Department has gone crazy with press enquiries this morning. Pretty much all the senior people have been on the radio at least twice already in the last 24 hours - and my PhD supervisor is going to be on the OneShow tonight if you fancy catching him.

There's also strange rumblings that this 'crazy pollution' episode is a contrived PR stunt from the met office as they have just taken over all the monitoring of it. Backed up by the sensor network which our Dept runs actually not giving particularly high readings at the moment! (and we've been doing it for alot longer than they have).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on April 02, 2014, 12:15:49 pm
I've just been out for half an hour. I didn't die of 'that pollutioning'.
Nor was I shot by Sean.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on April 03, 2014, 01:59:28 pm
If you like Let The Right One In and dont have Ingo's aversion to Smogsville, this might be of interest. I'm going. (http://www.seetickets.com/season/let-the-right-one-in/PLO/4/3148/?aff=id1pureweek1APRIL&utm_campaign=weekly_02042014&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 03, 2014, 04:43:42 pm

f*ck off, the East Midlands is fantastic.


True, but there's alot of that there pollution at the moment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26863228

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74000000/jpg/_74000572_9f1c9600-aaab-4979-83d6-4a86ceeb5253.jpg)

Anyone catch my supervisor on the OneShow last night? He came across fairly well.... though a bit boring. He's actually ok in real life. Linky here... he's the first segment:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03zcvjw/The_One_Show_02_04_2014/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 03, 2014, 04:55:32 pm

True, but there's alot of that there pollution at the moment.
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74000000/jpg/_74000572_9f1c9600-aaab-4979-83d6-4a86ceeb5253.jpg)


That is just a temporary and entirely separate issue due to the stampede to get down to the City Ground and welcome back Psycho, if you look at the front one poor fellow is so desperate to see Him he has constructed a boat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 03, 2014, 04:56:32 pm
Haha.

To be honest I was just delighted to come across this picture of the CG whilst doing some reading for work!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on April 03, 2014, 06:24:02 pm

If you like Let The Right One In and dont have Ingo's aversion to Smogsville, this might be of interest. I'm going. (http://www.seetickets.com/season/let-the-right-one-in/PLO/4/3148/?aff=id1pureweek1APRIL&utm_campaign=weekly_02042014&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=)


I'd love to, but for me there can only ever be one Oskar and one Eli. I think part of the charm of the original was that the cast weren't brilliant actors, which gave the film more of a natural feel. Plus, how can they re-create the comedy CGI/glued cat attack on stage?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 03, 2014, 08:19:59 pm
89 days until Stuart Pearce takes over.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 04, 2014, 08:55:23 am
Being a season ticket holder again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 04, 2014, 09:07:29 am

Being a season ticket holder again.


Snap.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 04, 2014, 11:32:14 am
Bloody hell. Vaughan, Lansbury, Wilson and Reid are all very close to a return. f*cking fantastic news. If we could get those guys back for the final 5-6 games we really might just have a chance you know.

Quote
"Speaking to Forest Player, Brazil said: “Having Andy, David, Henri and Kelvin back in training this week has been fantastic. There is a chance that they might make the matchday squad but we’ll need to monitor their fitness before we put them back in.”
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on April 04, 2014, 11:51:51 am
Wasn't that always the plan?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on April 04, 2014, 11:54:24 am

Wasn't that always the plan?


No the Billies would have had them running a half marathon in training this week which would have kept them out for another 4 weeks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 04, 2014, 12:00:58 pm

No the Billies would have had them running a half marathon in training this week which would have kept them out for another 4 weeks.


You forgot the fighting with swords training and Thursday's shark wrestling session.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 04, 2014, 08:15:54 pm
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/newegg-and-geico-stop-patent-troll-that-sued-dozens-over-forms-on-apps/

Lee Cheng is a top man.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on April 04, 2014, 08:41:40 pm

No the Billies would have had them running a half marathon in training this week which would have kept them out for another 4 weeks.


I'm afraid, after being a pro-Billies man for a long time, this is entirely correct.  Look at how Reidy was brought back too soon and ended up re-crocked.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 11, 2014, 04:54:22 pm
http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#trentend.com

All of our crucial data is safe here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 11, 2014, 07:03:51 pm

http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#trentend.com

All of our crucial data is safe here.


The BBC mentioned that Facebook might be affected by that thing but I've always assumed that attracting bleeding hearts was its business so didn't understand why it was newsworthy.

In the meantime, I hope something's been done about this y-two-k thing I've been hearing about. Aeroplanes dropping out of the sky at random sounds far more dangerous.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on April 11, 2014, 09:08:28 pm
That's very reassuring, though a website basically capable of farming websites people think might be vital e.g. mybankname.com may be construed as a means of getting a hit list.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 12, 2014, 02:10:32 pm
Have weighed the components to make my wheels at 1818g (excluding tape,skewers, tyres and tubes, and cassette). I don't think that's too bad for a strong 32/32 build.  Ideally I'm trying to get the whole bike under 17lbs (16.8) for 8% of body weight....but given my weight I've got to build strong if I want it to keep working.  I'm also trying to build cheap.  Which contravenes the bike rule two of three (can't have more than any two of light-cheap-strong), which is why vintage is the choice.

Anyway, the rear wheel comes in at 1024g, which is pleasing for a computer geek. I like to think of it as a computer kilogram.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on April 12, 2014, 02:19:54 pm
Turning over from Forest's latest sh!t fest to find Dundee United are beating Rangers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on April 12, 2014, 02:22:13 pm
Just off to Stark's Park to see the mighty Raith Rovers parade their new trophy. The game is against Dumbarton. It won't be pretty.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 12, 2014, 02:26:11 pm

Have weighed the components to make my wheels at 1818g (excluding tape,skewers, tyres and tubes, and cassette). I don't think that's too bad for a strong 32/32 build.  Ideally I'm trying to get the whole bike under 17lbs (16.8) for 8% of body weight....but given my weight I've got to build strong if I want it to keep working.  I'm also trying to build cheap.  Which contravenes the bike rule two of three (can't have more than any two of light-cheap-strong), which is why vintage is the choice.

Anyway, the rear wheel comes in at 1024g, which is pleasing for a computer geek. I like to think of it as a computer kilogram.


Didn't you say you had to watch the game on a stream as you were working? Clearly flat out at important stuff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 12, 2014, 02:55:56 pm

Didn't you say you had to watch the game on a stream as you were working? Clearly flat out at important stuff.


I can multi-task, depending on the type of work I'm doing. Multi-tasking is doing more than one thing at once. You know, like how you can w@nk AND eat cake, at the same time?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on April 12, 2014, 02:57:38 pm

I can multi-task, depending on the type of work I'm doing. Multi-tasking is doing more than one thing at once. You know, like how you can w@nk AND eat cake, at the same time?


But the icing's deeply sh!t if you do
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 12, 2014, 09:43:54 pm
A damn good curry, proceeded by popadoms with all the key trimmings: lime pickle and onion salad for me and mango chutney for 'er. The five litre keg of Weiβbeer from Lidl in the fridge is proving to be a good impulse purchase from this morning and should last through until Monday, I hope.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 13, 2014, 05:38:15 pm
My keg went flat. I left the top vent open. I don't have much experience with pressurised keg thingies, but it's either that or the rest of the beer just lost its carbonation anyway once it was emptied past halfway.

On a positive note, after the best part of six or seven pints over the course of yesterday I've been hangover free and bright as a button today, which is unusual. Perhaps there's something missing from Lidl's brew that is common in other beers. The comedy answer is flavour, but it was actually pretty enjoyable if not up to the standard of other wheat brews I've consumed over the years. I feel I need more trials before I can reach a conclusion.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on April 13, 2014, 05:49:40 pm
Hull
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 14, 2014, 03:42:52 pm
My Amazon order arrived with my new drive and RAID enclosure, meaning I now have everything I need for a solid few hours of geekery.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 14, 2014, 03:50:35 pm
I'm in my twelfth day of waiting for this sort of thing to finish processing.  Geekery has it's less rewarding moments.

Quote
[root@virthost01 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4]
md3 : active raid5 sdh1[4] sdg1[2] sdf1[1] sde1[0]
      2929852416 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 4096k chunk, algorithm 5 [4/4] [UUUU]
      [========>............]  check = 40.7% (397684740/976617472) finish=942.2min speed=10240K/sec
     
md4 : active raid5 sdh2[4] sdg2[2] sdf2[1] sde2[0]
      2929889280 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 4096k chunk, algorithm 2 [4/4] [UUUU]
     
md2 : active raid1 sdd1[1] sdc1[0]
      488254272 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU]
     
md0 : active raid1 sda1[0] sdb1[1]
      1048564 blocks super 1.0 [2/2] [UU]
      bitmap: 0/1 pages [0KB], 65536KB chunk

md1 : active raid1 sda2[0] sdb2[1]
      487335804 blocks super 1.1 [2/2] [UU]
      bitmap: 1/4 pages [4KB], 65536KB chunk

unused devices: <none>
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on April 14, 2014, 06:33:43 pm
Bought a boxed set of five Robin Trower CDs all remastered. Superb.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 14, 2014, 09:57:41 pm
Initial indications are that the government owes me around $1200, which is vastly preferable to last year when I owed them about the same amount. Hope they don't take as long to pay me as I took to pay them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on April 15, 2014, 01:19:53 pm

Initial indications are that the government owes me around $1200, which is vastly preferable to last year when I owed them about the same amount. Hope they don't take as long to pay me as I took to pay them.


i like the system here. when they owe me i get to make them hand it over within a week. when i owe them i get to keep it tucked away for 9 months. it's a small victory.. but a victory nonetheless.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on April 15, 2014, 02:49:38 pm
[quote author=noodlé link=topic=6.msg29325#msg29325 date=1397564393. but a victory nonetheless.
[/quote]

Hmm... 'Victory'.... Nope. You've lostbme. Although it does sound vaguely familiar...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 15, 2014, 03:00:39 pm
That's some good ol' fashioned sh!tfaced quoting that is, right there. Well done.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on April 15, 2014, 03:55:42 pm
Thanks!

Although not sh!t-faced, just an example trying (and failing) to post via the gift of the mobile interspaz when in a hurry.

I'm going to leave it as it is for posterity.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on April 15, 2014, 05:07:41 pm
I am up in Kirchberg in the Austrian Tyrol, although on arrival the mountains had snow, I was pleasantly surprised on waking to find a blanket of Snow all over.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on April 15, 2014, 05:47:20 pm

I am up in Kirchberg in the Austrian Tyrol, although on arrival the mountains had snow, I was pleasantly surprised on waking to find a blanket of Snow all over.


Serves you right for leaving the window open.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 16, 2014, 11:07:24 am
Being on holiday!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 17, 2014, 05:56:11 pm
I've worked on hopefully more accurate published weights, and made a lighter seat choice, and got my bike weight down to under 9kg (under 20Ibs).  That's better. Shame about the Brooks saddle though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on April 17, 2014, 05:57:45 pm

Shame about the Brooks saddle though.

It does indeed carry a lot of weight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 17, 2014, 05:58:54 pm

It does indeed carry a lot of weight.


It does when I sit on it.

This is shonky (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lerway-CCAV-S-Cycling-Bicycle-Hollow/dp/B00ESWY9DK), but it's a quarter the weight of the Brooks I had in mind, and a sixth of the price.  you never know, it might be comfortable enough.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 17, 2014, 06:21:34 pm
Yuck. That looks monstrously uncomfortable.

For long rides (i.e. more than three hours) the best saddle I have found is the ISM Adamo Century X. (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ism-adamo-century-saddle/) It got me from London to Paris with nary a numb bollocks or chafed buttock.

In pleasing news, finally got my external RAID array configured and working. Might change out of my pyjamas now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 17, 2014, 06:35:37 pm

Yuck. That looks monstrously uncomfortable.....


It will only be for short rides or weighing purposes.  I'm looking for the right price on a Brooks B17. Can't beat a Brooks shaped to your own arse, for all day riding.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 17, 2014, 07:09:06 pm
f*ck it. Couldn't help myself.  This (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310930510502?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649) is mine now. Best put half a kilo on the bike weight estimate.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 17, 2014, 07:13:50 pm

f*ck it. Couldn't help myself.  This (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310930510502?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649) is mine now. Best put half a kilo on the bike weight estimate.


I see a problem with that. It claims to be narrow, which may provide something of a compatibility issue given the size of your arse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 17, 2014, 10:13:14 pm
Playing happy families and dominoes with leicsred Jr and her indoors on holiday
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on April 17, 2014, 11:49:55 pm
Took Little Miss JP to the links Market. Like the Goose Fair, but bigger, and in Kirkcaldy.

Setting: horrendous. Seven year old fun and screams: very amusing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 24, 2014, 12:58:44 pm
My Brooks saddle has come.  It is both a thing of real beauty, and also two hundred grams lighter than I expected.  Both these things are pleasing me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on April 24, 2014, 01:14:58 pm

It is both a thing of real beauty, and also two hundred grams lighter than I expected. 


Much to the horse's relief, I imagine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2014, 01:44:36 pm

My Brooks saddle has come.  It is both a thing of real beauty, and also two hundred grams lighter than I expected.  Both these things are pleasing me.


Are we cycling to football?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 24, 2014, 02:00:12 pm

Are we cycling to football?


I have, on occasion, cycled to football on a tuesday night.  As the nights get lighter, it becomes a possibility.  I'm currently not playing out after dark on the death trap country roads around here.  The big problem is carrying the gear, and what happens in the event of injury.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 24, 2014, 03:23:04 pm
Paul Taylor ‏@nottmtails 25s
One joy of the new era at #nffc is talking to players who signed last summer for the first time... what a decent bloke Dorus de Vries is.

It seems amazing that the press haven't been allowed to talk to our players for almost an entire season. What a strange and bizarre episode that was.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on April 24, 2014, 08:26:09 pm

My Brooks saddle has come.


Do you fill it with beans to go blazin'?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on April 25, 2014, 01:11:54 pm
MOT day : couple of bulbs and a windscreen blade.  Oh, and the offside front wheel bearing needed replacing.  Total £180 inc VAT.  Not bad for a 9 year old car that's done 110k.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on April 25, 2014, 04:08:53 pm
We are going up (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/25/football-manager-predicts-how-the-season-will-end)

Only flaw is it predicts Reidy scoring twice in the play-offs, which seems unlikely.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on April 25, 2014, 08:52:29 pm

We are going up (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/25/football-manager-predicts-how-the-season-will-end)

Only flaw is it predicts Reidy scoring twice in the play-offs, which seems unlikely.


Post has him as a 'slim chance' of being fit for the Brighton game.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 25, 2014, 09:00:42 pm

Post has him as a 'slim chance' of being fit for the Brighton game.


That's unnecessarily catty from the the local paper to our onfield team leader.  He's broadly fitted in his shorts all season this time out, even if he hasn't used them much lately.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 26, 2014, 10:31:02 am
Do we still need to bother playing the games or can we bow to the inevitable and start planning for next season and a top 4 finish?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: des on April 26, 2014, 10:36:12 am

Do we still need to bother playing the games or can we bow to the inevitable and start planning for next season and a top 4 finish?


I think Champions League might be a stretch in fairness, but depending on who Giggs/Van Gaal/Ancelotti/Klopp signs, we might edge them out of the Europa League places.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on April 26, 2014, 11:50:06 am

Paul Taylor ‏@nottmtails 25s
One joy of the new era at #nffc is talking to players who signed last summer for the first time... what a decent bloke Dorus de Vries is.

It seems amazing that the press haven't been allowed to talk to our players for almost an entire season. What a strange and bizarre episode that was.


What episode? Psycho is our leader. Psycho has always been our leader. Doubleplusgood.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on April 26, 2014, 12:40:01 pm
We have that new-fangled hot water and central heating stuff working again. Still no urge to bathe, though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 27, 2014, 05:27:06 pm
Ordering a refurbished kindle paperwhite
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 27, 2014, 08:46:41 pm

We have that new-fangled hot water and central heating stuff working again. Still no urge to bathe, though.


Apparently after a certain number of days your body just starts washing itself and you never need to actually bathe again or something.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on April 27, 2014, 08:52:10 pm
It's about three months, I've been told.

But if it really works, how come you get those odd blokes in the supermarket who smell like a year's supply of gone-off milk?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on April 27, 2014, 10:09:49 pm

It's about three months, I've been told.

But if it really works, how come you get those odd blokes in the supermarket who smell like a year's supply of gone-off milk?


They last washed ten weeks ago?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 27, 2014, 11:38:32 pm

It's about three months, I've been told.

But if it really works, how come you get those odd blokes in the supermarket who smell like a year's supply of gone-off milk?


Obviously it doesn't really work, it's just something that crusty hippy types claim in order to justify not washing. It doesn't take three months for them to stop smelling, it takes three months for them to become so used to the smell they don't notice it any more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 28, 2014, 02:26:55 pm
It's 16% cheaper to pay our corporate anti-virus license in US dollars, rather than in Euros.  I'm going to pay in US dollars.

The saving will pay for the nice Eames office chair that work have just bought me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 28, 2014, 02:30:49 pm
Work have just bought me and Mrs Lessred a Kindle paperwhite - Hopefully they never find out!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on April 28, 2014, 07:12:21 pm
Andy Reid being picked in the Championship team of the season.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on April 29, 2014, 03:10:31 pm
Excellent meeting for my next but one gig. Opening ceremony for a rather large bike ride coming through t'north of England.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on April 29, 2014, 03:37:13 pm

Excellent meeting for my next but one gig. Opening ceremony for a rather large bike ride coming through t'north of England.


If you fancy leaking an exclusive to a reporter in t'north of England, drop me a DM.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on April 29, 2014, 03:42:32 pm

If you fancy leaking an exclusive to a reporter in t'north of England, drop me a DM.


Biggest turnout on the streets of Leeds since the whole city came out to mourn their beloved Jimmy Savile
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on April 29, 2014, 04:55:12 pm

If you fancy leaking an exclusive to a reporter in t'north of England, drop me a DM.


DM me with an offer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 05:08:57 pm
It's ten years to the day since some of us got very drunk on a beach in the Caribbean.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on April 29, 2014, 05:49:36 pm

Excellent meeting for my next but one gig. Opening ceremony for a rather large bike ride coming through t'north of England.


Any chance of a back stage pass?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 29, 2014, 06:15:28 pm
Time flies hey? From my recollection it was a week of getting drunk on the beach, rather than the one day...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 06:25:10 pm

Time flies hey? From my recollection it was a week of getting drunk on the beach, rather than the one day...


This is true, although on this specific day ten years ago we got dressed up to get drunk on the beach. BTW, when are you back? We need to talk about the impending visit of someone.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 29, 2014, 07:02:39 pm

It's ten years to the day since some of us got very drunk on a beach in the Caribbean.


Couldn't be further removed from my current experience. I'm sitting at work in a cupboard,with a laptop and a bottle of water,trying to solve a networking problem,
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 07:12:52 pm

Couldn't be further removed from my current experience. I'm sitting at work in a cupboard,with a laptop and a bottle of water,trying to solve a networking problem,


Have you tried rebooting it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 29, 2014, 07:15:25 pm

Have you tried rebooting it?


Around sixty times.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 07:23:49 pm

Around sixty times.


Stop rebooting it then. That's probably what done it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 29, 2014, 07:42:52 pm

Stop rebooting it then. That's probably what done it.


I've turned it off.  Turning it on again can go f*ck itself for tonight.

By the way, have you considered a PoE Injector (http://www.ebuyer.com/263591-tp-link-tl-poe150s-power-injector-tl-poe150s)? Splitters (http://www.ebuyer.com/263590-tp-link-tl-poe10r-poe-splitter-tl-poe10r) can also be had.  If you don't need to inject power to the standard, and can do with 100mbs networking to the device, you can use a cheaper injector/splitter pair (http://www.ebuyer.com/263592-tp-link-tl-poe200-repeater-external-up-to-100-m-tl-poe200).

Happy anniversary.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 07:52:34 pm
Thought about an injector, then realised that as I can justify charging work for it (the 802.3af requirement is to drive a phone) I might as well just buy an 8 port TP-Link PoE switch and redeploy my current switch elsewhere.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on April 29, 2014, 09:11:15 pm

This is true, although on this specific day ten years ago we got dressed up to get drunk on the beach. BTW, when are you back? We need to talk about the impending visit of someone.


Anyhow Congrats... I fly home tomorrow, feel free to call me from Thursday onwards.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on April 29, 2014, 09:17:06 pm

Stop rebooting it then. That's probably what done it.


Amateurs. Remember your basics. Knob? Wiping? Yes, go and hang your heads in shame.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on April 29, 2014, 09:17:16 pm

Thought about an injector, then realised that as I can justify charging work for it (the 802.3af requirement is to drive a phone) I might as well just buy an 8 port TP-Link PoE switch and redeploy my current switch elsewhere.


The advantage of injectors is you can move them around and hang them off whichever switch or router is most convenient. I use a few injectors.  A full switch would be overkill, and one switch wouldn't be in the place suitable for where I really want the devices. Also a PoE switch goes, it's a deep inconvenience. A PoE injector goes, and I plug in a spare and don't miss a beat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on April 29, 2014, 11:43:45 pm
Too late. Bought the switch. Work is paying, so figured I might as well go overkill.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2014, 08:18:25 am
Day two of the broken train-set.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on April 30, 2014, 08:51:26 am
No extra traffic in Swad, it doesn't seem to be impacting us, maybe all the london businesses should move up here. I'm sure Aviva would be willing to increase the frequency of the bus services.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on April 30, 2014, 08:53:58 am
Just remembered there's a bank holiday on Monday and then realised I'm only working four days in each of the next four weeks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2014, 09:01:30 am

No extra traffic in Swad, it doesn't seem to be impacting us, maybe all the london businesses should move up here. I'm sure Aviva would be willing to increase the frequency of the bus services.


Nope nothing will move because London is very important. London is very important because it is London and we should all pause this morning to think about the very high level of importance of London.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on May 01, 2014, 12:30:26 am
Still the third best team in British soccer history. Enjoyed reminding people of that tonight (sorry Brid).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 01, 2014, 12:06:19 pm

Nope nothing will move because London is very important. London is very important because it is London and we should all pause this morning to think about the very high level of importance of London.


OK. You've paused for long enough. Now get back to work. Londoners already pay £2000 per head, per year to subsidise government spending in the rest of the UK. So a bit of industry on your part would be appreciated.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2014, 12:10:00 pm

OK. You've paused for long enough. Now get back to work. Londoners already pay £2000 per head, per year to subsidise government spending in the rest of the UK. So a bit of industry on your part would be appreciated.


I realise it would be slightly controversial but you can seal off the M25, f*ck off and keep you 2k subsidy. Good luck generating your own power and growing your own food.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 01, 2014, 12:11:56 pm

I realise it would be slightly controversial but you can seal off the M25, f*ck off and keep you 2k subsidy. Good luck generating your own power and growing your own food.


The shear heat generated by all those world leading brains, thinking hard about how to maintain bonuses in massively loss making businesses, would surely power a few turbine generators?  Food they can buy from us bumpkins with said bonuses.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 01, 2014, 12:40:46 pm
Give me a break. Ingo would be really disappointed if I didn't take the bait.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2014, 01:12:26 pm

Give me a break. Ingo would be really disappointed if I didn't take the bait.


Thank you, a good time was had by all. Except loaf, who was too busy pleasuring himself to a strange picture of Alan Titchmarsh being shat on by a raven.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on May 01, 2014, 01:41:38 pm
I wouldn't betray Monty. And it isn't a sex thing. There are deeper bonds between men than your orthodox 'Carry On' mindsets can comprehend.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2014, 02:50:15 pm

I wouldn't betray Monty. And it isn't a sex thing. There are deeper bonds between men than your orthodox 'Carry On' mindsets can comprehend.


Listen, there's no deeper meaning to this, you like masterbating over former presenters of TV Gardening shows who are either bathing in animal sh!t, or being sh!t on at the time. This is nailed on FACT and quite frankly a bit weird. All we wanted was a nice home for more senior members of the group to proudly display their tomatoes but no, oh no, you turn up with an image of Percy Thrower bollock deep and bollock naked in rhino poo. People like you make me sick. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 01, 2014, 03:52:41 pm
Good job, city of my birth (http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nigel-Farage-scarpers-hit-egg-Nottingham/story-21042977-detail/story.html)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 01, 2014, 03:55:10 pm

Thank you, a good time was had by all. Except loaf, who was too busy pleasuring himself to a strange picture of Alan Titchmarsh being shat on by a raven.


And it made me feel so cockney, I had to have pie and mash for lunch. Which was really good.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on May 01, 2014, 07:06:38 pm

Good job, city of my birth (http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nigel-Farage-scarpers-hit-egg-Nottingham/story-21042977-detail/story.html)


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/1703657.stm

people of britain.. send us your tossers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 02, 2014, 11:45:09 am
Nottingham. Sorting out tossers since 1831.

(http://castlewalkwithme.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/fire-of-1831-colour.jpg?w=300&h=193)

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 02, 2014, 11:52:16 am
What happened in 1831?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 02, 2014, 11:54:52 am
There's a clue in the picture.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 02, 2014, 12:03:31 pm
What picture? I'm not being obtuse - I don't know what you mean.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 02, 2014, 12:25:10 pm
Sorry. Is that better?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 02, 2014, 12:38:39 pm
No, but its probably because I am being thick.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 02, 2014, 12:51:39 pm
Well, there's supposed to be a picture of Nottingham Castle burning down, after its owner had opposed the Reform Bill.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 02, 2014, 02:58:25 pm
I see it now. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on May 02, 2014, 04:38:04 pm
That's not a castle to JP, that's a gatehouse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on May 03, 2014, 07:37:12 pm
Liverpool getting knocked off the top of the league.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on May 03, 2014, 07:50:17 pm

Liverpool getting knocked off the top of the league.


That pleased me even more than Cardiff going down.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 03, 2014, 08:42:11 pm
Both of these things please me greatly, although I'll save my celebrations until Liverpool can mathematically no longer win the title. Don't want to do a lurker.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on May 04, 2014, 01:32:47 pm
I'm saying nowt about the Scum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on May 08, 2014, 08:38:00 am

Both of these things please me greatly, although I'll save my celebrations until Liverpool can mathematically no longer win the title. Don't want to do a lurker.


Mathematically they still can, but the probability is definitely at the thinnest point of the curve; I reckon it's safe now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on May 08, 2014, 09:33:11 am

Mathematically they still can, but the probability is definitely at the thinnest point of the curve; I reckon it's safe now.


Man City lose to West Ham and Liverpool beat Newcastle is all it would take.

It's not likely but it's not impossible - plenty of teams have choked in what looked like more straightforward scenarios.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on May 08, 2014, 10:34:18 am

Man City lose to West Ham and Liverpool beat Newcastle is all it would take.

It's not likely but it's not impossible - plenty of teams have choked in what looked like more straightforward scenarios.


Ah yes. For some reason I thought that Man City were three points ahead. Shows how much I care about the Premiership I suppose; beyond Liverpool not winning I couldn't give a sh!t.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on May 08, 2014, 11:05:12 am

Ah yes. For some reason I thought that Man City were three points ahead. Shows how much I care about the Premiership I suppose; beyond Liverpool not winning I couldn't give a sh!t.


Man City currently 1/25, Liverpool 20/1. Which gives slightly over a 95% chance of City winning it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 08, 2014, 11:19:17 am
Good to see KarlMark back on the board, and in suitably grumpy mode.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on May 08, 2014, 11:43:55 am
The Internet. Had a vague recollection of an obscure song I used to enjoy around 25 years ago. All I could remember was it was on a video I once owned ... that was about it. Twenty or so minutes later thanks to T'Internet I'd not only found the name of the song, and the "group" (turns out it was a solo artist), but I'd also managed to a video of it. It was "Just Talk" by A. C. Marias. Unfortunately the song wasn't as ace as I'd recalled.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 08, 2014, 11:48:18 am

Man City currently 1/25, Liverpool 20/1. Which gives slightly over a 95% chance of City winning it.


Worth a minor Shady to mitigate against the disappointment of a Liverpool title win?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on May 08, 2014, 11:56:19 am
It had occurred to me....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BT on May 08, 2014, 12:07:23 pm
The season is a marathon, not a sprint. A marathon is also hilarious when a previously successful but thoroughly unlikeable runner who has not had success for a number of years storms ahead of the chasing pack with the finishing line in sight, only to then trip over his own shoelaces and fall flat on his face just a yard or so away from the tape.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 08, 2014, 01:08:14 pm
The Citeh fans were singing something about Gerrard during the game, but couldn't quite make out what. Anyone hear it?

(And I really hope that his fall stays as the defining moment of their season. Ho ho ho)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on May 08, 2014, 01:20:31 pm

The Citeh fans were singing something about Gerrard during the game, but couldn't quite make out what. Anyone hear it?

(And I really hope that his fall stays as the defining moment of their season. Ho ho ho)


Steve Gerrard Gerrard
He slipped on his f*cking arse
He gave it to Demba Ba
Steve Gerrard Gerrard
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on May 09, 2014, 12:16:52 pm
Our pre-season "friendly" with Ilkeston has a 1 pm kick-off, leaving the whole afternoon free for drinking and fighting.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 09, 2014, 03:00:12 pm
Fish and chips Friday in Aldeburgh tonight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on May 09, 2014, 03:58:31 pm
I shall too be partaking in Fish n Chips this evening.

Large haddock, chips and peas. And scrumps. Get in.

The Elite on Tritton Road in Lincoln. Best chippy in the world. Ever.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on May 09, 2014, 04:11:30 pm

Fish and chips Friday in Aldeburgh tonight.


My sister went to Southwold with a friend last weekend. They decided to visit Aldeburgh. Lacking a map, they used sat nav but missed out the 'd' and 'e' and instead went to Alburgh, a small one-sheep Norfolk village. True story.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 09, 2014, 05:17:18 pm

My sister went to Southwold with a friend last weekend. They decided to visit Aldeburgh. Lacking a map, they used sat nav but missed out the 'd' and 'e' and instead went to Alburgh, a small one-sheep Norfolk village. True story.


I think Southwold is a bit better than Aldeburgh. They didn't miss much.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on May 09, 2014, 09:20:39 pm
An app for the iphone/android called 'cartoonhd'.  Nominally has lots of err cartoons, but wait a few seconds and a group of films becomes available... and they're all recent.  Ad scrolling app.  It also has stuff like Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on May 14, 2014, 11:25:06 am
Have got a ticket to see the Darling Buds again in September. As well as a few other bands I like. I will tolerate Jesus Jones if they play Info Freako.

http://www.indiedaze.co.uk/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 14, 2014, 11:31:52 am

Have got a ticket to see the Darling Buds again in September. As well as a few other bands I like. I will tolerate Jesus Jones if they play Info Freako.

http://www.indiedaze.co.uk/


Andrea Darling Bud isn't as hot as the last time I saw her, and the flatmates look like the coffee morning school run set, but, you know, the music will be ace.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 14, 2014, 11:40:00 am
That's awesome, and I'm actually going to be in the UK that weekend. Unfortunately I doubt that I will be able to make the gig.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on May 14, 2014, 11:40:37 am
To be fair I'm not as hot as I used to be either... The Buds were the first band i saw live so they will always have a special place in my heart.

Saw the Flatmates last year. It was okay, but they have a new singer now. Am really looking forward to seeing The Popguns twice in one year. POD I never really troubled my earlobes within the past. Just hoping the very special guests aren't Pop Will Eat Itself.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 14, 2014, 11:49:33 am
Heathen.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 14, 2014, 04:27:30 pm
I saw the Darling Buds on my 16th birthday at Nottingham Poly student union, me and my mate Simon Badrock got the coach from Leeds and then stayed at my gran's after the gig. We had no problem getting served at the bar and spent all night bouncing up and down in drunken adoration of Andrea.

They were happy times.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on May 14, 2014, 04:37:21 pm
I too saw them at the then Poly, but I think a couple of years later with Lush as the support. I wasn't a Skullf*cker though, as the more vociferous fans were called.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on May 14, 2014, 04:41:45 pm
I saw the Darling Buds at Trent Poly as well. Can't remember ever seeing Lush, so I think I must have been there when Russ was.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 14, 2014, 04:49:01 pm

I saw the Darling Buds at Trent Poly as well. Can't remember ever seeing Lush, so I think I must have been there when Russ was.


I've worked with Philip Franks a lot who was in the Darling Buds (of May).

Have I got the hang of this game?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on May 14, 2014, 04:54:01 pm

I've worked with Philip Franks a lot who was in the Darling Buds (of May).

Have I got the hang of this game?


I think so, yes. My daughter was in our village's production of Darling Buds of May.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 14, 2014, 04:55:52 pm

I saw the Darling Buds at Trent Poly as well. Can't remember ever seeing Lush, so I think I must have been there when Russ was.


I remember it as being my birthday but according to the internet it was a few days after, on October 21st 1989.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on May 14, 2014, 05:00:37 pm
Yes, sounds about right I think.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 14, 2014, 05:06:58 pm

I remember it as being my birthday but according to the internet it was a few days after, on October 21st 1989.


I believe I saw them in Sheffield on that occasion, but it might have been the tour before.

-----EDIT-----

In the absence of any compelling information to the contrary, looks like it might have been this one.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-darling-buds/1988/the-leadmill-sheffield-england-53c3078d.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on May 14, 2014, 05:18:06 pm

I too saw them at the then Poly, but I think a couple of years later with Lush as the support. I wasn't a Skullf*cker though, as the more vociferous fans were called.


I saw Lush at Bournemouth Uni if that helps at all. And Jesus Jones. But they were sh!t.

I seem to recall they both opened and closed with identical versions of International Bright Young Thing... or I may be making that up. It's hard to tell.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on May 14, 2014, 05:44:45 pm
I was going to say something sarcastic, but realised that The Darling Buds are not only from God's own country, but from God's own 'Manor' (assuming God to exist, and turn out to be Tony Pulis), so they must be okay.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 14, 2014, 06:13:29 pm
Newport has a surprisingly good music CV despite being (or perhaps because of being) a complete sh!thole. The Darling Buds, Feeder, Nicky Wire and Bullet For My Valentine are all from round there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on May 14, 2014, 07:48:02 pm

I remember it as being my birthday but according to the internet it was a few days after, on October 21st 1989.


That was the gig I went to. Small world.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 15, 2014, 12:30:22 pm
Sitting at Prestwick Airport (truly in the back of beyond) sipping a beer, waiting to fly to Corfu with Mrs JP, and no beloved daughter in tow just for once.

Huzzah!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on May 15, 2014, 12:36:37 pm

Sitting at Prestwick Airport (truly in the back of beyond) sipping a beer, waiting to fly to Corfu with Mrs JP, and no beloved daughter in tow just for once.

Huzzah!


Back of beyond?  I was based there for over 2 years.  In comparison with most military (semi-military in Prestwick's case) airfields it's at the bangin' centre of the universe, I can assure you; have you ever been to Culdrose or Portland?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 15, 2014, 12:52:19 pm
Sure, but in 1947 most places would have seem like a metropolis compared to rural Dorset.

[Winky thing]

Oh, and Alex McCleish's much fatter twin brother is also here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on May 15, 2014, 02:00:46 pm

Back of beyond?  I was based there for over 2 years.  In comparison with most military (semi-military in Prestwick's case) airfields it's at the bangin' centre of the universe, I can assure you; have you ever been to Culdrose or Portland?


Never been to the airport itself, but have changed trains at Prestwick Airport train station on way between Glasgow and Ayr (which is lovely...Ayr that is)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on May 15, 2014, 03:41:26 pm
For the first time since passing my driving test 11 years ago, my annual insurance premium has fallen below the 200 quid mark. Yes, I drive a stunningly boring car.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on May 15, 2014, 05:36:36 pm
I passed just over 5 years ago and just took out a new policy - £232 fully comp for the year for my (boring-ass) Corsa Diesel (also taxed it at £30 for the year)

Driving was much more fun in other cars. But it's very frugal these days.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on May 15, 2014, 05:50:50 pm
Frugal? I have a company Car......but a re-allocation, not  brand new. Net monthly outgoing, factoring in contribution (which in my case is a credit) and comp car tax is approx £10! My previous privately owned car cost me £400 monthly, plus insurance, plus tax...

And because my current car is a Lexus hybrid, I was given a £500 company eco-incentive too :)

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 15, 2014, 06:01:32 pm
I pay a fortune in car insurance, partly because I'm still building a driving record here and partly because Ontario is just eyewateringly expensive for insurance (so much so that it has become a campaigning point in the current provincial election).

As for frugality, I drive a V6 Jeep that weighs two tons and does about 13mpg around town, because f*ck the environment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on May 15, 2014, 10:27:55 pm

I pay a fortune in car insurance, partly because I'm still building a driving record here and partly because Ontario is just eyewateringly expensive for insurance (so much so that it has become a campaigning point in the current provincial election).




Is the campaign Rob Ford snorting coke off (of) a car bonnet?




Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 17, 2014, 07:57:12 pm
Hull were good, in a percentages load the box for set prices sort of a way (as they were in getting promoted), but I was very pleased to see Arsenals style of play rewarded.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on May 17, 2014, 09:56:34 pm
I'm pleased Arsenal won too, although I can't be the only one who wanted to see a Hull equaliser, after they cut to the guy engraving Arsenals name on the trophy with 5 minutes still to play....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 17, 2014, 10:38:48 pm

I'm pleased Arsenal won too, although I can't be the only one who wanted to see a Hull equaliser, after they cut to the guy engraving Arsenals name on the trophy with 5 minutes still to play....


Not Arsenals fault, but yes. What a dick. Put ribbons on, on the day, engrave the trophy when it comes back next year. Do these arseholes not know how to run stuff?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on May 18, 2014, 11:56:28 pm
Being on the winning side at cricket for the first time since July 21st last year (when I batted 8 and got in with 3 overs left and got the last 4 overs from one end with the game won).
Today we chased down 214 to win versus Highgate CC. AndyP clumped 70 odd. I made 40 odd and got 2 wickets. Feeling a lot better about cricket than I have for a long time.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on May 19, 2014, 12:50:42 pm

I'm pleased Arsenal won too, although I can't be the only one who wanted to see a Hull equaliser, after they cut to the guy engraving Arsenals name on the trophy with 5 minutes still to play....

Indeed
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on May 23, 2014, 03:38:00 pm
Wife just killed a rat in the kitchen with a roll of cling film. I was brave enough to carry the dead body out of the house.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 23, 2014, 03:41:10 pm
I'm amazed the rat stayed still and allowed itself to be wrapped up and suffocated.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on May 23, 2014, 04:14:41 pm

Wife just killed a rat in the kitchen with a roll of cling film. I was brave enough to carry the dead body out of the house.


Minus for no UB40 reference
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 23, 2014, 05:02:22 pm

Minus for no UB40 reference


There was a rat in his kitchen, what was he going to do?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on May 23, 2014, 05:09:13 pm

There was a rat in his kitchen, what was he going to do?


wipe his knob on it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 23, 2014, 05:11:25 pm

There was a rat in his kitchen, what was he going to do?


His wife is going to beat that rat (with cling film), that's what he's going to do, his wife will beat that rat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on May 23, 2014, 05:15:37 pm

Minus for no UB40 reference


RD RD whine...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 23, 2014, 05:20:19 pm
f*cking hell. Sometimes reading this site is a real labour of love.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on May 23, 2014, 06:43:33 pm

f*cking hell. Sometimes reading this site is a real labour of love.


Though there is often food for thought.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on May 23, 2014, 06:46:12 pm
I'm one of the few who liked that line. I guess that makes me a one in ten.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on May 23, 2014, 07:00:58 pm
Homicidely girl, your missus.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on May 23, 2014, 07:03:43 pm
 Can we please Sing Our Own Song
?


Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on May 23, 2014, 07:05:38 pm
Just so I'm clear  - The 'rat' was a rodent and not a doidee  mafia informant, right?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on May 24, 2014, 12:27:48 am
No-one else concerned that Redeye has rats in his kitchen?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on May 24, 2014, 02:39:25 am

No-one else concerned that Redeye has rats in his kitchen?


I blame the half eaten meals rotting on the tables.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on May 24, 2014, 03:11:07 pm
I'm not worried, its her domain.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hucknall Steve on May 24, 2014, 05:11:11 pm
Still QPR.

Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 24, 2014, 05:17:28 pm
I feel sorry for my d*rby supporting friends, and at football tomorrow night I will be telling them how they were much the better side, deserve to win, and we're robbed.  I'm sure that will make them all feel better.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on May 24, 2014, 05:19:40 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoabNb_CIAEkvqj.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on May 24, 2014, 06:18:06 pm
The football gods might hate us, but they've throw us some fantastic crumbs of comfort in the last two Championship play-offs.

Next up, one of those World Cup things, and then the main event in July.

All is good in the world at the moment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 24, 2014, 06:38:11 pm
Tour de France?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on May 24, 2014, 06:39:56 pm
Ilkeston friendly?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 24, 2014, 07:13:03 pm

I feel sorry for my Russ supporting friends, and at football tomorrow night I will be telling them how they were much the better side, deserve to win, and we're robbed.  I'm sure that will make them all feel better.


If you also point out that Hughes should have had a penalty too that should further ease their pain.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on May 24, 2014, 11:10:20 pm

I feel sorry for my Russ supporting friends, and at football tomorrow night I will be telling them how they were much the better side, deserve to win, and we're robbed.  I'm sure that will make them all feel better.


I genuinely thought I didn't give a stuff who won the play-off final. I actually believed I wanted Russ to win because I loathed how QPR had spunked so much money on transfer fees and wages, and really wanted to see them fail.

I had Five Live on today when Zamora hit the back of the net rather than row Z (like the song), and the massive smile on my face told me I was mistaken. Normal service is resumed...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on May 25, 2014, 11:55:22 am
A cooked breakfast and Star Wars Episode IV.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on May 25, 2014, 01:45:53 pm
https://audioboo.fm/boos/2193529-qpr-hear-bobby-zamora-s-winning-goal
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on May 25, 2014, 02:05:36 pm
On the M1 northbound. (If the link works)

https://twitter.com/fbawaydays/status/470526617144819713
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on May 25, 2014, 04:17:07 pm
Karma's a bitch.

Ho ho.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 26, 2014, 01:46:42 am
I've got to be honest, I'm in almost no pain at all now. My poker playing is sh!t, lost a small fortune. Have no idea how I will do the work I have planned tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 26, 2014, 01:56:24 am
As a result of the hamstring injury, or the medication you've been drinking to deal with it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 26, 2014, 01:58:34 am

As a result of the hamstring injury, or the medication you've been drinking to deal with it?


Its all about the medication. Feel like Sean. Am sh!tfaced.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 26, 2014, 02:28:24 pm
Going to Bovington tomorrow
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on May 26, 2014, 03:20:14 pm
Feel remarkably fresh today, will probably go for a little run later to shake the stiffness out of my legs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on May 31, 2014, 04:22:56 pm
Leicsred Jr wearing a Forest top for the first time in years.

A little tempered by the fact he keeps telling me he is only wearing it so he doesn't wreck his Italy one and his Chelsea one is too long to play in.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on May 31, 2014, 10:43:30 pm
The Cobra.
What a punch.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on May 31, 2014, 10:59:48 pm
Boom!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on June 01, 2014, 04:50:01 am
It was a cracking fight and I am pleased he won after the last controversial fight. Amir Khan knows sh!t about boxing with his glass chin. He said he had Groves ahead in every round- what a load of sh!te. Groves was winning in only the fourth and maybe leading in the round he was knocked out in.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: The GasMan on June 01, 2014, 03:40:28 pm
Anybody know of a link that shows last night's 8th. round KO? All I can find on YouTube is the 1st fight.
Froch is the man!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 01, 2014, 04:00:26 pm

Anybody know of a link that shows last night's 8th. round KO? All I can find on YouTube is the 1st fight.
Froch is the man!



Here's the punch... (https://vine.co/v/Mpaw6tWU6rE)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: The GasMan on June 01, 2014, 11:51:31 pm
Thanks Juanjo, but the Vine link keeps asking me for log-in sh!te & shows bugger all in the meantime.
Got a Youtube link or summat simpler.
Cheers!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on June 02, 2014, 12:41:17 am
Chasing down 209 to win in the last over to make it 5 wins on the trot.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 02, 2014, 01:36:01 am

Thanks Juanjo, but the Vine link keeps asking me for log-in sh!te & shows bugger all in the meantime.
Got a Youtube link or summat simpler.
Cheers!


Sorry, I've never been asked to log in and it's fine for me!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 04, 2014, 11:03:49 am
Two fairly funny/exciting things happened today. After turning down free tickets for Bestival a few weeks ago (swing dancing), I've now been offered two tickets to go and talk about my PhD in the Science Tent. This was followed up by an email from a Journal asking if I would be willing to review a paper they have had submitted. Funny that someone actually thinks I know enough about my work to critique someone else's...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 04, 2014, 02:32:30 pm
Mugaruza giving Sharapova a right dicking in the first set. Which is amusing in the context that Sharapova squeals like shes getting some with every stroke.  Though I like the structure of her game, the grunting and the time-wasting, is cheating and it needs to be legislated out of the game. I hope she loses.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on June 04, 2014, 06:06:31 pm
She's the fit one though, isn't she?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 04, 2014, 08:40:56 pm

She's the fit one though, isn't she?


Yes, she is.

Andy Murray: British; Scottish; British - today.

Well played Sir.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: AG on June 05, 2014, 05:26:07 pm
Being invited to play golf at Loch Lomond next week.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 06, 2014, 08:29:00 am
A round of golf today, in the sunshine, on my birthday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on June 06, 2014, 06:05:42 pm
discovering that tindersticks are playing a set at nottingham contemporary tonight. though given they are nottingham's only great gift to the musical world, and this would be only the second time they've played here in 20 years, i am both delighted and saddened at being able to get a ticket.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on June 06, 2014, 06:44:07 pm

discovering that tindersticks are playing a set at nottingham contemporary tonight. though given they are nottingham's only great gift to the musical world, and this would be only the second time they've played here in 20 years, i am both delighted and saddened at being able to get a ticket.


Bloody hell, if I'd known that was on I may well have gone!

Have seen them a couple of times, including at the Royal Albert Hall with orchestra. Never thought to keep an eye out for them locally
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on June 09, 2014, 10:48:21 am
Took a hat-trick yesterday.
(We still lost).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on June 09, 2014, 01:37:48 pm

Bloody hell, if I'd known that was on I may well have gone!

Have seen them a couple of times, including at the Royal Albert Hall with orchestra. Never thought to keep an eye out for them locally


had you done so, you'd not only have seen a lovely show (they opened with 'patchwork'.. "this was written just outside the victoria centre")..but also a fight. an actual proper shouty angry fight. at a tindersticks gig.

unbelievable, jeff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 09, 2014, 04:30:20 pm


After one of the worst week's of my life last week, yesterday was a lot of fun.  With my regular Goalkeeper attending a funeral, a player on my team suggested his friend play and that he was very good.  I said that seemed like a good idea.  Little did I know that our goalkeeper for the day Mohammed Zouabi had played internationally for Tunisia.  He was absolutely fantastic!  So we won.


Then I took a friend with cancer to the Cubs game and had been given tickets by a client.  They were executive box tickets and we (me and three hot gal pals), sat next to Tom Ricketts the owner.  The tickets included free drink service and rather tasty gourmet food.  I didn't have the heart to rib Mr Ricketts over d*rby's loss in the playoff finals (Yes he is the owner of d*rby too) as the Cubs typically lost in bizarre fashion. 

My friend who I love dearly considering she is going through Chemo at the time looks fantastic considering.  Wifey neglected to join us as she doesn't like Baseball but am pretty sure she would have loved it as we were super VIP's for the day.

The downside to all this is that both my friend and wife want to go to the game again with the same tickets.  Not sure I can pull it off. 


Chicago: Overachiever.  
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 09, 2014, 04:38:29 pm

I didn't have the heart to rib Mr Ricketts over d*rby's loss in the playoff finals


I'd forgotten about that. Thanks for making my hour.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on June 09, 2014, 05:06:05 pm
He probably barely knows who they are.... Wasn't aware of the Cubs-d*rby connection until now, but having a cursory look it turns out the consortium which own d*rby County also include owners of the SF-Giants and the Detroit Tigers.

With the Red Sox having the Liverpool connection, and the Yankees having the whole Man City thing going, I am pleased now that I chose to adopt the Orioles...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 09, 2014, 05:20:33 pm


Actually a lot of my clients are movers and shakers in the business world in Chicago and they had been approached to invest in d*rby County and they asked me my opinion.  I told them that it was a money draining proposition and that they would be throwing their money away.  Of course if it were Forest I would have said differently but they appreciated my honesty.




Chicago: Knowledgeable
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on June 09, 2014, 05:23:22 pm


Saturday we went to a Brazilian restaurant as an early birthday celebration and discovered a new cocktail.  'To be bitter and Twisted."  It was bloody fantastic  It's got cynar, aged cacacha, cuke, lemon, mint and sugar. 

I drank 15 of them and had to get up early the next day to play football.  I missed a sitter that would have sealed the game.  Obviously I am using my new found addiction to my new favourite drink as an excuse.



Chicago: Fru Fru
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on June 09, 2014, 05:33:13 pm


Saturday we went to a Brazilian restaurant as an early birthday celebration and discovered a new cocktail.  'To be bitter and Twisted."  It was bloody fantastic  It's got cynar, aged cacacha, cuke, lemon, mint and sugar. 

I drank 15 of them and had to get up early the next day to play football.  I missed a sitter that would have sealed the game.  Obviously I am using my new found addiction to my new favourite drink as an excuse.



Chicago: Fru Fru


I recently 'discovered' the Brazilian restaurant in Nottm. Loved it there, although wasn't too fond of the chicken heart
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 09, 2014, 05:34:50 pm

He probably barely knows who they are.... Wasn't aware of the Cubs-d*rby connection until now, but having a cursory look it turns out the consortium which own d*rby County also include owners of the SF-Giants and the Detroit Tigers.

With the Red Sox having the Liverpool connection, and the Yankees having the whole Man City thing going, I am pleased now that I chose to adopt the Orioles...


Another great performance from the Os yesterday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 10, 2014, 07:41:56 pm
This is remarkable. Well worth twenty minutes of your day.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/372247/the-roughest-toughest-race-in-the-world/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on June 10, 2014, 11:43:56 pm

Another great performance from the Os yesterday.


Indeed, shutting out the Red Sox 4-0 :)

Oh, you mean the previous day.....well, the game was pretty dull until the 8th inning when everyone decided to use bats and balls to try and hit each other....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on June 11, 2014, 03:48:24 pm

This is remarkable. Well worth twenty minutes of your day.

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/372247/the-roughest-toughest-race-in-the-world/


enjoyed that
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 18, 2014, 05:35:58 pm
The cabbies in Rio have TVs on their dashboards so you can watch a match going to the aeropuerto.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on June 19, 2014, 09:54:41 am
From Corporate:

You are eligible to purchase the newest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 for just £8.95.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on June 19, 2014, 10:43:22 am
They make you buy your own software? Tight arses
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on June 19, 2014, 11:03:35 am
Came out of work last night at 10pm to find I'd driven over a nail. Limped home and expected to be paying for a new Michelin this morning, which has only been on for five months. Turns out it could be repaired for £18.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on June 19, 2014, 11:25:24 am
You b@stard. I've just paid £24.50 at Kwik Fit and was delighted until I read that.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 22, 2014, 11:23:07 am
Start prep for Tour de France opening ceremony tomorrow. Been living in yaaarkshire a year now, and this is the first job I've done where I can go home at the end of the day rather than a hotel.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 22, 2014, 11:24:22 am

Start prep for Tour de France opening ceremony tomorrow. Been living in yaaarkshire a year now, and this is the first job I've done where I can go home at the end of the day rather than a hotel.


Think I'm covering it on the night. Come say hello.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on June 22, 2014, 02:04:49 pm
Not sure I quite get the scheduling this year.  Starts in Yorkshire, finishes in London.  It's a tour, I guess, but not really of France.

See also the stage of the Giro D'Italia a few weeks ago that seems to be in the world-renowned Tuscan paradise of Belfast.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on June 22, 2014, 03:34:12 pm
David Thorne (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/city/cheeky-former-south-aussie-david-thorne-writes-new-tv-series-for-satellite-network-hbo/story-fni9lkxa-1226961504633) makes the big time.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on June 22, 2014, 03:38:20 pm


He should do a decent job screenwriting, he's been making up quailty humour for years.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 22, 2014, 05:45:15 pm

Think I'm covering it on the night. Come say hello.


Sure. You going to be in the mix zone out the back?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 22, 2014, 07:56:33 pm

Sure. You going to be in the mix zone out the back?


More than likely, yes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 22, 2014, 08:32:09 pm

More than likely, yes.


Check your PMs
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 22, 2014, 09:20:23 pm
A friend has got a management job at the Scotch Whisky experience next to Edinburgh Castle. One of the perks is that they pay £10 to enter a regular raffle for whiskies that have been wheeled out for tasting. They end up with incredible bottles of single malt for, well, £10.

As a late birthday present they gave me a bottle of cask strength Glenfarclas 105. It's amazing, and packs a whopping 60% punch.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 23, 2014, 01:08:09 pm

Not sure I quite get the scheduling this year.  Starts in Yorkshire, finishes in London.  It's a tour, I guess, but not really of France.

See also the stage of the Giro D'Italia a few weeks ago that seems to be in the world-renowned Tuscan paradise of Belfast.


Not sure if you're being a wee bit roguish, but (and I've only learned this in the past couple of weeks) the TdF has it's opening stages in another country every two years. (Two years ago was in Belgium I think). So this year it starts in Leeds (or the 'Grand Depart' as they call it) and does two stages in Yorkshire. (Leeds to Harrogate, then York to Sheffield). They then all drive overnight to Cambridge and do a stage from Cambridge to London. They then fly to France and do another seventeen stages round France, ending up in Paris.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 23, 2014, 01:38:56 pm

They then all drive overnight to Cambridge

Not sure if you've ever driven from Sheffield to Cambridge, but it doesn't take all night!

They're staying in a hotel(s?) near Peterborough I believe if you want to go all Mexican and keep Kittel, Contador, Sagan et al up all night
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on June 23, 2014, 01:42:07 pm

Not sure if you've ever driven from Sheffield to Cambridge, but it doesn't take all night!

They're staying in a hotel(s?) near Peterborough I believe if you want to go all Mexican and keep Kittel, Contador, Sagan et al all night


Have you seen Richoriginal drive?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on June 23, 2014, 01:53:18 pm
Isn't it down past Juanjo Avenue?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 23, 2014, 01:59:48 pm


Not sure if you've ever driven from Sheffield to Cambridge, but it doesn't take all night!



That's you off my Christmas card list.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on June 23, 2014, 02:00:00 pm

Have you seen Richoriginal drive?


And you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 23, 2014, 02:56:55 pm

Isn't it down past Juanjo Avenue?


But quite a long way from

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1864896/thumbs/n-CAVALIER-APPROACH-SIGN-LEEDS-medium.jpg)

by the sounds of it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 23, 2014, 05:25:41 pm
On the 21st anniversary of Lord Stanley of Collymore's arrival at the City Ground, Stan's top ten goals for Forest. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBwjEiloEM#t=262)

I thought that #2 would actually be the number one.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on June 23, 2014, 06:50:58 pm

On the 21st anniversary of Lord Stanley of Collymore's arrival at the City Ground, Stan's top ten goals for Forest. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBwjEiloEM#t=262)

I thought that #2 would actually be the number one.


No 2 was important, and that's why we remember it, but by Stanley's standards it was virtually a tap-in.  No 4 was the one that I remember most vividly - plus the left-fotter at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 23, 2014, 07:14:09 pm
Number 2 was a shocking piece of long-ball football. Shouldn't be allowed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on June 23, 2014, 07:31:28 pm
What happened to that one he scored at the city ground, the one where he headed out defending a corner, ran out to the halfway line, picked the ball up there, and then ran it into the opposition goal.  I liked that one.  At least I think I did....did I imagine it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 23, 2014, 07:40:28 pm

On the 21st anniversary of Lord Stanley of Collymore's arrival at the City Ground, Stan's top ten goals for Forest. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBwjEiloEM#t=262)

Fcuk me we had a good team then.
Number three is the coldest I've ever been at a football match.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on June 23, 2014, 10:27:24 pm
I never get bored of the goals in that 7-1 win over Sheff Wed. Seeing their fans standing and applauding our final few goals always gives me a warm feeling inside!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on June 23, 2014, 10:55:48 pm

No 2 was important, and that's why we remember it, but by Stanley's standards it was virtually a tap-in.  No 4 was the one that I remember most vividly - plus the left-fotter at Old Trafford.

I was in the Stretford End for the goal at Old Trafford. Ticket courtesy of the evil ex who was a scum steward. Didn't speak to me for days. Which was nice.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on June 23, 2014, 11:11:49 pm

I never get bored of the goals in that 7-1 win over Sheff Wed. Seeing their fans standing and applauding our final few goals always gives me a warm feeling inside!


It's the seventh that I love. Bohinen, outside of the boot.
When I was live tweeting the Forest v Sheff Wed game last season for the Owls feed I managed to mention the 7-1 without breaking cover - and all the Owls fans were going on about how good we were.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on June 24, 2014, 09:44:29 am

I never get bored of the goals in that 7-1 win over Sheff Wed. Seeing their fans standing and applauding our final few goals always gives me a warm feeling inside!


i sat in the wednesday kop for that game, as dad's best mate was an owl and took me along. there was genuine love for the football we were playing all around. i'd worn a forest shirt under my jumper, but it was proudly on display by the end and on the way out i had people shaking my hand and telling me what a fantastic team we have. (compare to the game when manyoo beat us 8-1 at the city ground, and i watched a young united fan in the trent end bullied to tears).

plenty of wednesday fans who were there will tell you that they played pretty well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on June 24, 2014, 11:24:51 am
Peltier has gone to Huddersfield. I'm all for having an understudy for Lichaj but it would be nice if they were younger than he is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on June 26, 2014, 01:50:53 pm
Off on the boat later today, going around what is known as the Leicester Ring (fnarr). This means passing through some lovely parts of the countryside, including Bedworth, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Burton, Loughborough and Leicester.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 26, 2014, 02:17:45 pm
Went to the Maracana yesterday afternoon for France Ecuador. Dreary game. But. What. A. Ferking. Stadium.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on June 26, 2014, 02:26:47 pm
Sent off for a passport for my son 3 weeks ago.  Phoned up today and it is ready to be sent out tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: AG on June 27, 2014, 03:44:40 pm
Exchanging contracts on the purchase of a flat.  If the housing market in London now crashes, this will be moved to the "What's annoying me today" thread.

This could also be in the "Scrapheap challenge" thread...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 28, 2014, 08:37:05 am
This philanthropic gesture.

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/rockstar-north-chief-buys-st-stephen-s-church-1-3458879

If you look closely, you can just about see JP towers in that photo.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 28, 2014, 08:47:07 am
Didn't realise you were in Stockbridge. That's where we normally stay when we're in Edinburgh, and we'll be doing again later this year. Really nice area.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 28, 2014, 09:44:25 am
Technically, that church and my house are in the New Town (that Playfair church was build as part of the New Town) but the New Town and Stockbridge are so close that it makes no difference. My daughter goes to school in Stockbridge.

Where do you stay when up here, in the frozen wastes?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 28, 2014, 09:47:05 am
Aren't you supposed to be at Glastonbury?

Why aren't you live tweeting it for us?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on June 28, 2014, 11:12:38 am
Spotted two Forest flags at Glastonbury on t'box so far.... There always seems to be every year.

Which is nice.

Shady, is that you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 28, 2014, 12:11:30 pm
Sean - normally do go, and normally have a Forest flag, but haven't this year.

JP - Nothing fancy. Have stayed in the Travel Lodge a few times and booked in there again for October.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 28, 2014, 01:08:53 pm
Learmonth Crescent - I know it well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on June 28, 2014, 01:32:52 pm
Off work for two weeks, first holiday since April. County Mayo later today to see relatives.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 28, 2014, 01:38:01 pm
Make and bring back some jars of the local mayonnaise.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on June 28, 2014, 02:05:19 pm

Off work for two weeks, first holiday since April. County Mayo later today to see relatives.


What a whole two months since your last holiday. You workaholic you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mangetout on June 28, 2014, 09:06:07 pm

Make and bring back some jars of the local mayonnaise.

They call it naise
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on June 29, 2014, 02:29:14 pm
It's a full year and a couple of hours since I last smoked a cigarette.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on June 29, 2014, 02:30:53 pm
Good work. Well done.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on June 29, 2014, 02:31:05 pm

Number three is the coldest I've ever been at a football match.


You obviously were wise enough to avoid the Milton Keynes Hockey Stadium circa 2005, then? Fcuk me that was a  cold night, but the electric Megson football went some way to warming those of us in the temporary stand behind the goal into which an ex-Sheep bundled the only goal for them.

Oh wait, no it didn't.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on June 29, 2014, 03:38:51 pm
Uruguayan fans refusing to join in the Mexican waves at the Colombia game yesterday. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on June 30, 2014, 12:59:28 pm
Little Miss JP and I currently grooving to 'Sunspots' by the Archdrude, and 'Get me' by Dinosaur Jnr.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Muswell on June 30, 2014, 01:47:01 pm
Dinosaur Jr are scheduled to play in the music outback that is Rhode Island next month, looking forward to seeing them again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on June 30, 2014, 02:19:37 pm

Dinosaur Jr are scheduled to play in the music outback that is Rhode Island next month, looking forward to seeing them again.


Ed and I saw them at Hammersmith Apollo a few years ago. They were very good, but my word were they ever loud.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on July 01, 2014, 12:24:42 pm
After 9 months of 'making do' with an old, inheited slow as old boots right knacker of a laptop, I've finally got a nice new shiny one to play with.

The downside is, of course, I no longer have the old laptop as a stock excuse for being a slacker.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on July 01, 2014, 04:43:01 pm

Ed and I saw them at Hammersmith Apollo a few years ago. They were very good, but my word were they ever loud.


I'd second that: monstrously loud.  Only Skynyrd louder in my experience, though it's been a while.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Hans on July 02, 2014, 04:26:10 pm
Rough Trade are opening a Nottingham shop. Hallelujah.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 02, 2014, 07:54:31 pm
Raonic vs. Kyrgios.  Terrific game, two great young players.  Just hard to spell.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 02, 2014, 07:57:44 pm
The Aussie has an annoying grunt, and a lot of very annoying supporters. f*ck him.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 02, 2014, 08:02:10 pm

The Aussie has an annoying grunt, and a lot of very annoying supporters. f*ck him.


Silly haircut as well.  Still, we may have to get used to it.  I suspect we may be seeing him again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on July 02, 2014, 08:52:34 pm

The Aussie has an annoying grunt, and a lot of very annoying supporters. f*ck him.


Trust you to support the Cannuck. He was pretty awesome though. I take him to beat Federer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 02, 2014, 10:11:37 pm

Trust you to support the Cannuck. He was pretty awesome though. I take him to beat Federer.


Obviously I'm going to cheer for a Canadian against an Australian, because a) I live in Canada and b) he's not Australian.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 03, 2014, 04:23:59 pm
Eugenie Bouchard, making tennis worth watching.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 03, 2014, 04:26:40 pm

Eugenie Bouchard, making tennis worth watching.


I imagine you would be able to get firmly behind her......and her sister.... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-2679282/Eugenie-Bouchard-shares-sexy-picture-twin-sister-Beatrice-ahead-Wimbledon-semi-final.html)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on July 03, 2014, 06:08:38 pm

Obviously I'm going to cheer for a Canadian against an Australian, because a) I live in Canada and b) he's not Australian.


when i'm living in oz, i'll mainly be ruled by part b of that sort of reasoning.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 03, 2014, 06:20:25 pm

when i'm living in oz, i'll mainly be ruled by part b of that sort of reasoning.


You're never leaving. Stop kidding yourself.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on July 03, 2014, 06:35:44 pm

You're never leaving. Stop kidding yourself.


i might buy the plane ticket this weekend.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on July 03, 2014, 09:25:56 pm

i might buy the plane ticket this weekend.


And you might not?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 05, 2014, 03:09:28 pm

Eugenie Bouchard, making tennis worth watching.


I bet this morning there were a lot of people around the world thinking about her and a dicking. Few of them one quite like that.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on July 05, 2014, 04:29:31 pm
Finally catching up on life after being immersed in the world of Tour de France for the past 10 days. Also pleasing that my unscheduled appearance on stage at the opening ceremony on Thursday night wasn't caught on camera.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on July 10, 2014, 12:23:33 pm
The Tesco Hudl. £119 well spent.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 10, 2014, 10:08:29 pm
Jodie Kidd, whether on Masterchef or otherwise. What a thoroughly lovely, grounded and tall young lady.

Your experience may vary.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 11, 2014, 12:04:25 am

Jodie Kidd, whether on Masterchef or otherwise. What a thoroughly lovely, grounded and tall young lady.

Your experience may vary.


She has a number of real positives about her. Tall, a model, not too irritating to talk to.  If she can cook a nice breakfast then she might get a look in.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on July 12, 2014, 07:37:18 pm
that sky sports have bought up the rights for gaelic games and seem minded to keep showing tipperary hurling games.

on sky sports 3 now. it's a free scoring game (vs offaly) so highly recommended to anyone who's never seen the game.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 12, 2014, 07:45:10 pm
Tipperary, hurling, and offaly could well describe a fairly typical Saturday night from my youth. I would say' I'm in', but I have a feeling it's blokes/women with sticks and nets trotting across bogs (similar to my youthful Sunday mornings).

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on July 14, 2014, 10:53:56 pm
2 years after my 'last minute' strategy for buying Olympics tickets paid off, I've done the same for Glasgow Commonwealth Games tickets. Woot.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 17, 2014, 07:48:36 pm
My season ticket arrived. I haven't had one of those in my grubby mitts for thirteen years

If there was a 'what's scaring me today' thread then this would qualify also. Fortunately I am saved cutting and pasting and the board and the internet are spared from unnecessary and redundant duplication. Isn't that wonderful?

No, thought not.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 17, 2014, 08:17:22 pm
Why would having a season ticket scare you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 17, 2014, 08:49:44 pm

Why would having a season ticket scare you?


Mainly from the work commitment side -  in theory I'm free to choose my own hours of work, but contracts and clients often see their priorities differently - that's fine as they are largely incompetent and change their minds at the whim of a single person, but I still have to make my clients happy.

I also have to start keeping an eye on TV coverage and the obligatory changes to time/date and let 'er indoors know.

I'm still pretty hopeful I can do all games - which I've never managed previously.


Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on July 18, 2014, 02:25:04 pm
On the 1330 Virgin penislinos from new st to Euston. From there on to a hotel near Charlton then an evening at the O2 watching 5 septuagenarians recreating my favourite teen memories that didn't involve boobs.

Is this the right room for an argument?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on July 18, 2014, 02:32:13 pm
I shall alert the Charlton branch of the Weird Females Society.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on July 18, 2014, 04:00:11 pm

Is this the right room for an argument?


Arguments and abuse in here. It's all open plan now.

Enjoy the show. Was offered a couple of tickets for Tuesday but at the very last minute so we had to turn them down. Bugger.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 19, 2014, 07:25:08 pm
I've put together the bits for my bike to see that everything fits, and just to work out what cable clamps ets, that I need. There is good and bad. The good is that it's a thing of great beauty....feels light and responsive. Looks stunning, which is a bit of a surprise as I just bought various bits for functionality.  At 9.45Kg (without shifters and tubes and tyres) it's pretty light for a steel bike for someone my size. Light enough, certainly, and the size and geometry feels perfect.

The bad is that it's way too nice to put the old downtube shifters on that I intended to, and were the only common parts with my old original bike build from when I was fifteen. Gonna by me some sweet bar-ends. Which will add to the price, and the weight.  Ho-hum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on July 20, 2014, 03:31:45 am
Down tube shifters are for idiots. There's a reason no-one makes bikes with them on any more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 20, 2014, 07:37:59 am
...yes, who could possibly want the lightest, simplest,most failsafe, shifting option? Surely only an idiot? Who would want to spend a tenner on a couple of infinitely adjustsble sticks when you can spend £200 on a heavy, mechanically complex indexer which by its nature will always index marginally wrong somewhere over the range. You can constantly adjust it, and listen endlessly to the clicks of a shift done nearly right. What about if you have different rear wheels, with different number of rings for different riding conditions? What about mixed spaced rings? (I'm running an 8 speed wheel, which is actually a 9 speed cassette with only seven of the rings, and the 12t and lock ring of a 7speed cassette...to get the gear ratios I want on the hub I want). Sti's, and even indexed bar ends, can struggle with that sort of setup.

When bar ends came in, the most fun we had was knocking people into the wrong gear on climbs. Its a piece of piss as you ride past to f*ck someone up...even with an accidental knock...sometimes even the riders own knees. Really tough, even almost impossible, with downtubes. Put bar end shifters on Tri-bar ends? Okay for cleared course events, useless for ordinary riding.

Oh an idiot, a retro bike builder, a tourer. Not a racer, I'll give you that. But for a recreational bike? They're really still a good way to shift. They've gone out of vogue because people like to think its crucial they are constantly in an aerodynamic riding position....but for most things, most of the time, its not. I know people on long rides who'll carry down tube shifters as spares.

They're not useless.

I'm going to ride bar ends...but its not impossible that I will have down tubes on sometimes, or one day, or in an emergency. STI's? Nah, never.

All shifting systems have pros and cons.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on July 20, 2014, 08:27:32 am
Tricky might like this.

http://www.velominati.com/tradition/the-golden-era-downtube-shifters-and-delta-brakes/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on July 20, 2014, 10:59:34 am

Down tube shifters are for idiots.


This one was a classic though.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/wujzbl.jpg)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 20, 2014, 11:03:22 am

Tricky might like this.

http://www.velominati.com/tradition/the-golden-era-downtube-shifters-and-delta-brakes/


Don't tell Russ that I've cycled straight into the back of stationary vehicles multiple times, while looking down at my shifts. It normally f*cks up the forks....as a minimum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on July 25, 2014, 08:05:35 pm
We bought a pram last year for the impending arrival of our daughter in June and it's taken some hammer in 13 months - was starting to look and feel pretty knackered and shabby. A couple of months back, it developed a very minor problem with the wheel and then the hood wouldn't open properly, so we took it back to Mothercare (we'd long since lost the receipt) who said they'd send it away to be fixed and we'd have it back within a fortnight. When we didn't, Mrs BW started chasing them and they began trying to fob her off, which isn't wise seeing as she's a lawyer.

Eventually they were forced to admit they'd lost it, so Mrs BW said they'd have to give us a brand new one. Only, since we bought it the manufacturer has released a new one which is far better and more expensive. Despite Mothercare's best efforts, we're now in possession of one.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on July 29, 2014, 12:20:42 am
My bike has everything apart from brakes, and is looking very nice so far.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on July 29, 2014, 11:44:30 am

My bike has everything apart from brakes, and is looking very nice so far.


Brakes are for girls; just ride into the back of a car and you'll soon slow down.  At least your bike will; you might carry on for a few yards, but TUP.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on July 31, 2014, 11:43:15 pm
The Commonwealth Games, Athletics. It was ace. And I was surprised by what a good stadium Hampden Park is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on August 01, 2014, 10:15:21 am

The Commonwealth Games, Athletics. It was ace. And I was surprised by what a good stadium Hampden Park is.


You picked a good night to go.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on August 01, 2014, 12:37:49 pm
I will shortly be taking early retirement, my redundancy was confirmed today. 20th August I will be seeking a part time job. Delighted as cost cutting since we went private has been so stressful.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 01, 2014, 12:56:07 pm

I will shortly be taking early retirement, my redundancy was confirmed today. 20th August I will be seeking a part time job. Delighted as cost cutting since we went private has been so stressful.


Will there be a tangible and identifiable difference bewteen you being hard at work and retired ??
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 01, 2014, 01:01:22 pm
There will be more, not less, to be grumpy about.

But congratulations, Donny, on taking retirement. I hope you get many more holidays and fishing trips, and Pearce's Forest might even bring you some joy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on August 01, 2014, 01:02:02 pm
Garry Birtles may be interested in you ghost writing for him?

Congrats.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on August 01, 2014, 02:37:04 pm
Congrats Donny. Now cheer up you c*nt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 02, 2014, 12:50:19 pm
I've just discovered that Fiverr website.

Some weird stuff, but also some potentially amazingly useful stuff on there
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on August 03, 2014, 01:11:16 pm
f*cked up stuff off fiverr makes for ace birthday videos. It's wrong and there is no excuse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 04, 2014, 11:39:47 am
The fan I ordered at the height of the heatwave has arrived. What's annoying me is that the hot nights appear to be over, for now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 04, 2014, 11:51:17 am

The fan I ordered at the height of the heatwave has arrived. What's annoying me is that the hot nights appear to be over, for now.


My house is a three storey townhouse with my bedroom on the top floor, and as it is modern and 'heat efficient' this means that the house warms up during the day and then the heat rises, leaving my bedroom like a sauna at night. Even yesterday this happened, despite parts of the day being a little cooler. Bought a stand-up remote control fan a year ago and it really is a godsend.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 08, 2014, 12:14:03 pm
My new football t-shirt. I have gone for yellow which will make it eaiser to hide the curry and lager stains as the season progresses.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 11, 2014, 12:57:48 am
THAT video clip of Pearce walking out to the dugout yesterday is quite possibly my favorite ever video clip. It feels childish, but I can barely stop watching it. Tremendous stuff
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on August 11, 2014, 09:23:06 am
Even my Spurz supporting mate was mightily impressed by that clip.

And yes. Tremendous indeed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 11, 2014, 10:49:24 am
Opticians are funishing me with a gratis pair of bins at equivalent price to replace my broken ones. I won't be leaving the new ones out on a Wednesday.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on August 12, 2014, 09:13:40 am
Just got tickets for the Bournemouth game, was a bit worried that the TGLE effect would push up demand and was going to buy 3 away memberships, but the nice person at the ticket office last night told me there were plenty left.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 12, 2014, 04:51:31 pm
Winning Red Molotov's Facebook caption competition and receiving £20 to spend on their t-shirts.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 12, 2014, 06:41:00 pm

Winning Red Molotov's Facebook caption competition and receiving £20 to spend on their t-shirts.


What was your winning caption?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 12, 2014, 07:57:40 pm
The picture was Alex Salmond holding up a book entitled 'Scotland's Future'. My caption was 'Damn it - I ordered a book on Scotland's MIDGE Ure.'
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 12, 2014, 08:19:56 pm

The picture was Alex Salmond holding up a book entitled 'Scotland's Future'. My caption was 'Damn it - I ordered a book on Scotland's MIDGE Ure.'


This means nothing to me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2014, 09:09:12 pm
Oooo Vienna
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on August 12, 2014, 09:36:59 pm

Just got tickets for the Bournemouth game, was a bit worried that the TGLE effect would push up demand and was going to buy 3 away memberships, but the nice person at the ticket office last night told me there were plenty left.

Not for a Tuesday night game. You'd have struggled on an August weekend though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 13, 2014, 02:53:35 pm

Not for a Tuesday night game. You'd have struggled on an August weekend though.


Got my tickets today as well, via the new online ticket portal, which is still as stupid as the old one.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 14, 2014, 04:04:56 pm
Not fit. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26766345)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on August 14, 2014, 04:07:22 pm

Not fit. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26766345)


Sanctioners sanctioned, the ironing. /multiplememes
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 14, 2014, 04:51:24 pm
Notts are smashing Middlesex all over the place 336 for 2 so far off 42.4
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 14, 2014, 05:23:17 pm
Whereabouts in Middlesex?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 14, 2014, 06:48:50 pm
Lords
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 15, 2014, 12:44:37 pm
Haven't been in Edinburgh for ten years, so just had lunch in my favourite curry house and the same staff are still here and the food is just as amazing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 15, 2014, 02:08:29 pm
I'm amazed you can remembert the staff?! Did the waitress give you a BJ after your main or something?!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on August 15, 2014, 02:17:52 pm

I'm amazed you can remembert the staff?! Did the waitress give you a BJ after your main or something?!


Is that the sort of thing that happens in pop up restaurants? Now I understand where the name comes from.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 15, 2014, 04:24:12 pm

I'm amazed you can remembert the staff?! Did the waitress give you a BJ after your main or something?!


Probably went once a month for 8 years. You're going to remember the staff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on August 15, 2014, 06:04:02 pm

Probably went once a month for 8 years. You're going to remember the staff.


To be honest that practically makes you one of them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on August 15, 2014, 08:03:53 pm
That's it jobless and penniless. Well not quite penniless but without a job for the first time in thirty years. Looking to work part time somewhere as I am only 56.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on August 15, 2014, 08:08:37 pm
Paper round?  You should know the routes
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 15, 2014, 08:09:02 pm

That's it jobless and penniless. Well not quite penniless but without a job for the first time in thirty years. Looking to work part time somewhere as I am only 56.


(http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/resources/images/1651414.jpg?type=articlePortrait)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 15, 2014, 08:55:29 pm
That ASDA logo has to be at least 10 years old. That bloke is probably dead by now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 20, 2014, 12:37:30 pm
Just bought tickets for this:

http://heistlive.com/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 20, 2014, 03:43:06 pm
Everyone will enjoy reading the comments. Chic inparticular I imagine:

http://www.amazon.com/Parents-Open-Carry-Brian-Jeffs/dp/1618081012/ref=sr_1_1?tag=epicp-20
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 20, 2014, 03:54:07 pm
That's great stuff. And I love the picture of the author. Brilliant that there is help available for parents who are finding hard to explain to their children why it is they are always carrying real guns attached to holsters, on the school run, at the mall, and even when in the pool.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on August 20, 2014, 04:09:40 pm
Thanks for that. I've ordered that one and two of the recommended books, 'Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate' and 'Help! Mom!, There are liberals under my bed!'

Quote
Would you let your child read blatantly liberal stories with titles such as "King & King;" "No, George, No;" or "It's Just a Plant?"
Unless you live in Haight-Ashbury or write for the New York Times, probably not. But with the nation's libraries and classrooms filled with overtly liberal children's books advocating everything from gay marriage to marijuana use, kids everywhere are being deluged with left-wing propaganda.


Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on August 20, 2014, 04:16:14 pm

'Help! Mom!, There are liberals under my bed!'


Proof that there are Shady characters everywhere, even in Liberaland:

This full-color illustrated book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on August 20, 2014, 09:20:40 pm
Dismayed at how few caught my subtle gag.

"Misreading the title I thought this was about the adventures of a family discovering the deliciousness of Indian takeaway food"
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on August 20, 2014, 09:35:48 pm
What happens when a Chinese vendor sells badly made ecigarette parts.

Look at the engineering skill on those holes! (http://www.fasttech.com/forums/1827402/t/1367030/wtf)

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on August 21, 2014, 12:23:47 pm
Been offered a full time driving job, only 7.5 tonne as that's my limit. Sod this retirement lark its boring even though its only been since last Friday.


A very happy Donny Red!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 21, 2014, 12:27:02 pm
Well, you've got the experience. You've been driving people mad for years. Congratulations.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 22, 2014, 12:02:15 pm
Watching a spitfire fly over Bulwell for the last 10 minutes, locals must be getting seriously out of hand.

Here it comes again
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 22, 2014, 12:17:34 pm
EE are pleasing me today. Asked for my PAC Code and they became very proactive and 50% cheaper.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 22, 2014, 12:19:33 pm

EE are pleasing me today. Asked for my PAC Code and they became very proactive and 50% cheaper.


It's the way to go. They do that.  Imagine how helpful they get with a twenty phone account....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 22, 2014, 12:31:33 pm
I owe you thanks for recommending giffgaff. That's where I was going until EE undercut them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 22, 2014, 12:42:02 pm

I owe you thanks for recommending giffgaff. That's where I was going until EE undercut them.


If they are putting you on contract rather than payg, you might want to make the point that you need a new phone as well then. You should be able to wangle a moto g out of them for no more than four quid a month, should you so require (assuming you've screwed them to the ground on the phone service costs). It's like being a footballer.  You never have more negotiating power then at contract renewal time, when they want you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 22, 2014, 12:47:11 pm
Like a footballer, I probably need an agent to get the best possible deal.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 22, 2014, 08:38:42 pm
Reading Festival coverage. Reminded me how much I like alot of modern music. I listen to far too much 1920s/1930s stuff nowadays.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 22, 2014, 08:55:06 pm

Reading Festival coverage. Reminded me how much I like alot of modern music. I listen to far too much 1920s/1930s stuff nowadays.


Ragtime?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on August 22, 2014, 09:24:35 pm

Reading Festival coverage. Reminded me how much I like alot of modern music. I listen to far too much 1920s/1930s stuff nowadays.



I listened to some Bix Biederbecke this afternoon.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 22, 2014, 09:28:18 pm
Jazz is sh!t. The stuff they have on at Reading tonight is sh!t.

Happy to help.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 22, 2014, 09:36:35 pm

Ragtime?


Nah, (S)he's always that moody.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 22, 2014, 09:37:46 pm
I'm a jazz heathen. I've enjoyed what I've heard live but that's not much and aside from a tiny bit of Miles Davis and Wynton Marsarlis in my record collection I own nothing. I'd try to educate myself via radio, but Jamie Cullum gets on my tits.

Nice.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 23, 2014, 09:50:02 am
Another vote here for jazz is sh!t (though I do own a couple of Paolo Conte CDs) yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a pub in my neighbourhood that does a decent Sunday roast without filling your ears with the stuff. If I don't want Super Sexy Sensational Sky Soccer Sunday I get a tiresome trio churning out some repetitive 25 minute musical waffle instead.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 23, 2014, 09:57:03 am

Super Sexy Sensational Sky Soccer Sunday


I caught a bit of Super Sunday for the first time in ages last week. When did John Bishop and Dale Winton start doing the punditry?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on August 23, 2014, 10:32:57 am

Another vote here for jazz is sh!t


i'm with alexi sale on this: "there are two types of jazz.. and they're both sh!t".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 23, 2014, 10:54:07 am
Musical taste is all about how it connects with you. If you are a musician who understands and appreciates the complex structures and pleasing progressions, I would imagine it can be deeply satisfying.  I don't.  I like my music to be accompanied by a little story in word form, to give me something to understand, preferably shouted at me. The underlying rhtythms and themes merely providing a clue as to how to pogo in time.  I'm an unsophisticated soul.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on August 24, 2014, 11:06:25 am
The Donbass Arena in Donetsk has been shelled.

Serves 'em right for selling me and ned non-alcoholic beer
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 24, 2014, 11:21:30 am

The Donbass Arena in Donetsk has been shelled.

Serves 'em right for selling me and ned non-alcoholic beer


The Nou Camp will be next then the b@stards!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 24, 2014, 08:54:07 pm
AndyP and myself taking 4 wickets between us and then sharing a 150 stand for the second wicket in our 8 wicket victory against The Bohemians. Andy sadly perished to a catch but I finished 123 not out. Alcohlic calories are being consumed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 24, 2014, 09:05:54 pm
Good work.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 24, 2014, 10:36:09 pm
Thankyou. I'm generally quite a mild mannered chap but I really am f*cking pleased with today and the weekend as a whole.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 26, 2014, 01:56:40 am
The discovery that Java 8 is stable and supported in Ubuntu 14.04, allowing me to purge the klugefest that is openjdk and Iced Tea.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 26, 2014, 09:25:06 am

The discovery that Java 8 is stable and supported in Ubuntu 14.04, allowing me to purge the klugefest that is openjdk and Iced Tea.


That's handy to know I have 7 which only partially runs BT747. Will give 8 a spin.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on August 26, 2014, 09:46:58 am

Andy sadly perished to a catch...


Blimey!  Seems a bit harsh; were you playing the game at the Donbass Arena?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on August 26, 2014, 10:11:20 am
That's what happens when you face a death-bowler.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 26, 2014, 12:59:22 pm

That's handy to know I have 7 which only partially runs BT747. Will give 8 a spin.


Definitely worth it; I purged all traces of openjdk and iced-tea before installing Java, I'm not sure if that was necessary but it worked perfectly for me. The repository I used was webupd8team/java although it can almost certainly be done via the Oracle website as well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on August 26, 2014, 06:48:37 pm
This maybe be in the what's annoying me thread but actually I feel quite pleased.

My new job lasted just over a day, I smelt a rat straight away. The reason they had a vacancy for a driver was the last one left because they were trying to encourage him to go over his driving hours. I had been there less than a day and the journey I was sent on had me needing to get back from Stratford upon Avon in less than two hours at peak traffic time. I made it with seconds to spare. I asked what the procedure was if my hours were up and was basically told tough, you pay for your own accommodation. I informed them I wont be coming back find another mug, its my license not yours.

To be honest I am in the fortunate position not to be hold to ransom by these b@stards but pity people who are afraid of losing their jobs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JRs Cigarette on August 27, 2014, 01:45:35 pm
Moved into our new office (http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/the-building.html) yesterday.  We are up on 33rd floor so the view is decent, though we have a few folks who won't go anywhere near the windows.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on August 27, 2014, 04:02:36 pm
Apparently I'm off to see The Gaslight Anthem in Brum in November.

Splendid.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on August 27, 2014, 04:21:07 pm

This maybe be in the what's annoying me thread but actually I feel quite pleased.

My new job lasted just over a day, I smelt a rat straight away. The reason they had a vacancy for a driver was the last one left because they were trying to encourage him to go over his driving hours. I had been there less than a day and the journey I was sent on had me needing to get back from Stratford upon Avon in less than two hours at peak traffic time. I made it with seconds to spare. I asked what the procedure was if my hours were up and was basically told tough, you pay for your own accommodation. I informed them I wont be coming back find another mug, its my license not yours.

To be honest I am in the fortunate position not to be hold to ransom by these b@stards but pity people who are afraid of losing their jobs.


Sue for constructive dismissal. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 27, 2014, 04:30:07 pm

Sue for constructive dismissal.


You may find that option doesn't exist under employment law, for a job that you have held for only one day.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 27, 2014, 04:37:07 pm
I left a job after one day once because the guy in charge turned out to show his true colours as soon as I walked in the door. My only regret is not resigning in a more impressive/theatrical manner, to allow for the endless re-telling of the anecdote by people who witnessed it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 27, 2014, 04:51:31 pm
Lucky that Donny wasn't on JSA. He could lose it for that, for up to 3 years.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on August 27, 2014, 05:04:20 pm

Lucky that Donny wasn't on JSA. He could lose it for that, for up to 3 years.


Can't claim anything, they even told me don't bother signing on as I have enough years in on my stamp for my pension. Its 35 years and I have paid in for 39 years. My pension isn't great with leaving early but its well above JSA. I am earning a bit stewarding. My only worry is will I get paid for the day I worked driving the wagon. It was a bloody long day.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 27, 2014, 05:24:18 pm

Moved into our new office (http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/the-building.html) yesterday.  We are up on 33rd floor so the view is decent, though we have a few folks who won't go anywhere near the windows.


You're new office is very near mine, I also moved yesterday but just from 26 to 27th floor yesterday.

I'm going to go and wave at you.

edit - Can't wave at you, the one that looks like a cheese grater is in the way
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JRs Cigarette on August 27, 2014, 05:33:58 pm

You're new office is very near mine, I also moved yesterday but just from 26 to 27th floor yesterday.

I'm going to go and wave at you.

edit - Can't wave at you, the one that looks like a cheese grater is in the way


We didn't move far, just from Plantation Place next door. I'm looking out over the riverside, which one are you in, Heron Tower?

We looked at the Cheese Grater too but were put off by the fact the higher floors are smaller so couldn't have everyone on one floor and it will become known as the Aon building as they have over half of it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on August 27, 2014, 05:40:37 pm

We didn't move far, just from Plantation Place next door. I'm looking out over the riverside, which one are you in, Heron Tower?



Yes, looking out North East.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 27, 2014, 05:56:00 pm
gawwwd, get a room
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 27, 2014, 06:33:39 pm

gawwwd, get a room


Pay attention.  They seem to have several floors worth of them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on August 27, 2014, 07:16:36 pm
Did you guys see Dynamo levitating over the Shard at lunch? Could see him from our building at Waterloo (4th Floor).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on August 27, 2014, 07:31:19 pm

Did you guys see Dynamo levitating over the Shard at lunch? Could see him from our building at Waterloo (4th Floor).


Why didn't he just walk round it? I suppose with a name like his he's pretty energy efficient, but it's a bit of an attention seeking way to get to Greggs. Clarke Kent wouldn't do a thing like that.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JRs Cigarette on August 27, 2014, 07:59:16 pm

Did you guys see Dynamo levitating over the Shard at lunch? Could see him from our building at Waterloo (4th Floor).


I'm pretty much directly opposite the Shard but spent my lunch messing around on talkback with my back  to the window
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 27, 2014, 08:12:10 pm
talkback, better than looking at london.  FACT!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 28, 2014, 08:19:12 am

talkback, better than looking at london.  FACT!


So is sh!tting in a bucket.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on August 28, 2014, 01:35:34 pm


Lloyd Christmas and the Gas man (what a character!) visited over the weekend and brought me a bag of Topic bars.  This will ruin my new found eating healthy sobriety but fcuk it; it feels so good!   Thanks boys!




Chicago: In Nougat heaven!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 28, 2014, 02:05:37 pm

So is sh!tting in a bucket.


Only because you pikey northerners have yet to discover the pleasure of indoor plumbing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on August 28, 2014, 03:43:51 pm

Only because you pikey northerners have yet to discover the pleasure of indoor plumbing.


That comment seemed so middle class...





Chicago: Snarky
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 28, 2014, 04:06:29 pm

That comment seemed so middle class...





Chicago: Snarky


Well, if you consider indoor plumbing to be a trapping of the middle class who am I to argue?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on August 28, 2014, 04:06:54 pm
Douglas Carswell. Swivel-eyed loon joins UKIP shock.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 28, 2014, 08:24:55 pm
Booked to go to San Francisco during Christmas period, got email from Experian informing us hotel was no longer available.

Having read more up to date reviews this was more than welcome so now in better - by far, hotel with £150 in Experian for our inconvenience.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on August 28, 2014, 08:42:31 pm

Booked to go to San Francisco during Christmas period, got email from Experian informing us hotel was no longer available.

Having read more up to date reviews this was more than welcome so now in better - by far, hotel with £150 in Experian for our inconvenience.


Your credit reference agency is sending you on holiday? Or do you mean Expedia?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 28, 2014, 08:43:27 pm
Damn spell check....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 28, 2014, 10:22:12 pm
A little bit of deft paperwork and I could vote in the scotchland referendum.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 29, 2014, 11:49:12 am

Your credit reference agency is sending you on holiday?


Well mine pays for my holidays in full....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2014, 11:52:31 am

Well mine pays for my holidays in full....


Mine would greet it with their default response - "f*ck off".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on August 29, 2014, 03:14:18 pm
Technically yesterday but we got a mention in the not necessarily Champions League draw yesterday, as Malmo were drawn.

Even further in the past, I spotted a Forest scarf hanging up in a bar in the Tirolean village of Ellmau a couple of weeks back.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on August 29, 2014, 03:20:04 pm
I'm sorry, where?

Is that near Trowell?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on August 29, 2014, 04:26:44 pm

I'm sorry, where?

Is that near Trowell?


Closer to Innsbrück, or Kitzbühel, but not far from Trowell, no.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 29, 2014, 06:02:04 pm
When looking to get my £10 24hr pass for Sky Now - Sky Sports access ahead of the match tomorrow, realising that not only is it currently £6.99 for 24hrs access but if you pay £10.99 on the website, you get 7 days of access. Result!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on August 29, 2014, 06:11:49 pm
Do you have to be a Sky customer for this or can Virgin Meeja customers sign up?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on August 29, 2014, 10:05:02 pm

Do you have to be a Sky customer for this or can Virgin Meeja customers sign up?


Dunno. I have Sky Now running on my Roku box, but just been shopping in ASDA and they are selling Sky Now dedicated set top boxes (basically Roku without the ability to play porn on them) for £20

If your virgin box has the Sky Now app on it, you should be fine though

Edit : The ASDA deal also has 2 days sky sports passes included, so if your box doesn't have Sky Now, it's a good way of getting access to the game (assuming you have broadband)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on August 30, 2014, 09:38:01 am
If anyone else  wants to access the offers Dave mentions , the service/product is called Now TV , not Sky Now.

For Sean. No, not available through Virgin. (It's designed as a top-up product for people who mostly won't buy Pay TV). But Virgin have a good 'football seson ticket' offer until Sept 1. Sky spoets 1-5, BT Sports (and I think you get Europort and the like )for a one-off payment of £150 until the end of the football sesaon.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 30, 2014, 10:03:31 am
That reminds me, saw a bit of the sky sports news channel last night. One of the presenters went to the 'social media' desk and was talking to the guy sat at the desk. Hope one day to see RD there, with talkback up on one screen and donkey porn on another.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on August 30, 2014, 04:26:22 pm
The birth of little miss juanjo the third. Ok, meant I had to sacrifice my ticket to Hillsboro and Mrs juanjo has vetoed the name Lansburie, but still happy. An 8lb 10oz whopper.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mos on August 30, 2014, 04:29:27 pm
Congrats to you both. Shirley you can claim Henri as a middle name?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on August 30, 2014, 04:38:44 pm
Congrats indeed. Who needs sleep anyway.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on August 30, 2014, 04:43:58 pm

The birth of little miss juanjo the third. Ok, meant I had to sacrifice my ticket to Hillsboro and Mrs juanjo has vetoed the name Lansburie, but still happy.


Congratulations to you, but mainly to your mrs.  They tend to do most of the heavy lifting on these occasions.

.....An 8lb 10oz whopper.


What a brilliant idea!  I will be talking to Burger King!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on August 30, 2014, 06:07:48 pm
Well done Mrs Juanjo.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2014, 08:26:43 am
Good stuff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on August 31, 2014, 09:48:59 am
Good work Juanjo..... Where does the good lady Mrs. Juanjo stand on the name 'Angela'?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on August 31, 2014, 05:27:25 pm
Earlier today went to local fete and watched Lancaster bomber do a double fly past
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2014, 06:30:56 pm

Earlier today went to local fete and watched Lancaster bomber do a double fly past


Came over our old farm, got some good pictures.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on August 31, 2014, 09:24:58 pm

The birth of little miss juanjo the third. Ok, meant I had to sacrifice my ticket to Hillsboro and Mrs juanjo has vetoed the name Lansburie, but still happy. An 8lb 10oz whopper.


Congratulations youth. Hopefully none of the dramas associated with #2.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dean on September 01, 2014, 08:02:57 am
Congratulations to the Juanjos
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 01, 2014, 10:05:52 am
Just placed the actress I saw in a pub on Friday evening as Michelle Holmes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391969/) off of Rita, Sue and Bob too and Goodnight, Sweetheart
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 01, 2014, 10:21:37 am

Just placed the actress I saw in a pub on Friday evening as Michelle Holmes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391969/) off of Rita, Sue and Bob too and Goodnight, Sweetheart


Yvonne Sparrow! Shame she quite really, much better than the replacment. Then I think she got them out in Common as Muck.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 01, 2014, 12:35:25 pm
Young lady in the office on work experience phwooooaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on September 01, 2014, 12:43:24 pm

Young lady in the office on work experience phwooooaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Umm.....shouldn't this be on the Jimmy Savile thread? You appear to have gone a bit EBP.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 01, 2014, 01:03:12 pm

Umm.....shouldn't this be on the Jimmy Savile thread? You appear to have gone a bit EBP.


I thought EBP only bummed boys?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on September 01, 2014, 01:08:59 pm
Rolf Harris then.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 01, 2014, 02:17:15 pm
Jeez, just found out she is only 15.  She is going to break some hearts !
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 01, 2014, 02:18:00 pm
Creepy direction of thread turns even more creepy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 01, 2014, 02:33:09 pm

Creepy direction of thread turns even more creepy.


Has he mentioned about her being his niece yet?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 01, 2014, 04:59:15 pm
Dexter is playing in the reserves tonight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 01, 2014, 05:08:17 pm

Dexter is playing in the reserves tonight.


Good to hear. He deserves a bit of luck.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 01, 2014, 05:20:53 pm

Good to hear. He deserves a bit of luck.


Didn't he get that when he got an enhanced four and half year deal after a career ending injury?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 01, 2014, 06:24:00 pm

Didn't he get that when he got an enhanced four and half year deal after a career ending injury?


In my strange little fantasy world I hope he'd also like to be playing football.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 01, 2014, 07:55:49 pm
An 8lb 10oz whopper.


Ouch!

Well done and good luck. Britt can be a girl's name, right?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on September 01, 2014, 07:58:36 pm
Thank you for the kind wishes.
Mum and baby home from hospital today. Quite enjoyed the last couple of nights with beer/takeaway/choice of TV viewing at home on my own (well, with two little girls (mine I hasten to add) asleep upstairs)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on September 01, 2014, 08:29:06 pm

Dexter is playing in the reserves tonight.


As are Doris, Kelvin and McLaughlin.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on September 02, 2014, 08:03:36 am
There seem to be fewer wasps around this year.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Vennox on September 02, 2014, 09:07:16 am
Same here, although I did get stung by one of the few that are around, at a scout do last week.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: twoshorts on September 02, 2014, 10:02:14 am

There seem to be fewer wasps around this year.

Depends where you live!
http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/27/enormous-wasp-nest-takes-over-bedroom-after-homeowner-forgets-to-shut-the-window-4847499/
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 02, 2014, 06:37:20 pm
Mrs Russ being offered the job she applied for, which makes our move to Toronto much easier and also represents a fantastic opportunity for her.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 05, 2014, 02:06:38 pm
Tickets for the Friday of next year's Edgbaston test.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on September 06, 2014, 07:45:06 am
Off to Robin Hoods Bay for the weekend. A bit of walking and a few beers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 06, 2014, 07:29:51 pm
Nishikori playing an absolutely awesome game against Djokovic.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 06, 2014, 08:50:28 pm
A kingfisher on the rocks this morning, and dolphins in the river just before sunset.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 06, 2014, 09:24:27 pm

A kingfisher on the rocks this morning, and dolphins in the river just before sunset.


Sounds like a whisky and then a cocktail.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Vennox on September 06, 2014, 11:21:35 pm
Swimming in the sea. Possibly the last time this year (which isn't the bit that's pleasing me).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 06, 2014, 11:39:41 pm

Swimming in the sea. Possibly the last time this year (which isn't the bit that's pleasing me).


I was doing the same. In a wetsuit.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 07, 2014, 01:23:01 am
Efes lager.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 07, 2014, 09:10:38 am

Efes lager.


Hope you're enjoying the rest of Santorini as much as the lager.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 07, 2014, 11:06:25 am
That would be difficult as we don't go there until next month.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 07, 2014, 11:49:20 am

That would be difficult as we don't go there until next month.


Sorry it must be Istanbul then, getting my Greeks and Turks mixed up which is never a good thing to do.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 07, 2014, 11:51:02 am
Unless Mrs Rave has renamed our flat I'm not in Istanbul either.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2014, 09:05:23 am
Just booked my trains for Cardiff Away.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 08, 2014, 10:04:58 am
I'm considering that too.

In completely unrelated conversation, how are you finding your seats in the Lower WB? We're not fans. I don't particularly want to stand up for the entire match nowadays. I get it at the start... some important bits when the energy is building... at the end etc. But not the whole game. For example the second half of Blackpool at home was fairly dire, but still nobody sat down. I think we're going to look to move.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 08, 2014, 10:10:53 am
Faulkner has been something of an advocate of safe standing in the past ( http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3544161,00.html ). Which would go some way to solving these problems by allowing people who want to stand to do so, while not forcing it on those who don't want to.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2014, 10:12:12 am

I'm considering that too.

In completely unrelated conversation, how are you finding your seats in the Lower WB? We're not fans. I don't particularly want to stand up for the entire match nowadays. I get it at the start... some important bits when the energy is building... at the end etc. But not the whole game. For example the second half of Blackpool at home was fairly dire, but still nobody sat down. I think we're going to look to move.


I'm enjoying it, although I think it's fairly well known on here that I'm a fan of standing. I was aware that the mrs wouldn't be keen on the standing though so that's why I was keen to secure seats just behind the middle wall so she can sit down when she likes and still see. I'm not there on Sunday but I imagine that will be the last game for a while where everyone is stood up all the time, unless we lose.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on September 09, 2014, 07:17:36 pm
Starting another driving job tomorrow, well I think its in the right thread. After tomorrow I will know.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 09, 2014, 07:46:48 pm
Have you had more jobs since you stopped being a postman than before?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 09, 2014, 08:00:52 pm
Being back home again
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on September 10, 2014, 07:51:51 am

Have you had more jobs since you stopped being a postman than before?


I have semi retired but need to do something. I want it to be just the right kind of job with the right amount of hours. It doesn't really matter about money, although I wont work for minimum wage. This is my third job if you count stewarding at football, I hope and think this will be spot on for me. Its far better working as directed than being the one doing the directing. I am just so happy that I am know longer a manager.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on September 10, 2014, 08:27:33 am
What's wrong with sitting around in your pants, watching sky sports news on loop and w@nking?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2014, 08:32:17 am

What's wrong with sitting around in your pants, watching sky sports news on loop and w@nking?


Can you still w@nk at that age? I thought it might have stopped working.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 10, 2014, 10:39:05 am
It probably depends on who's presenting Sky Sports News at the time.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 10, 2014, 01:47:13 pm

It probably depends on who's presenting Sky Sports News at the time.

You obviously don't know Donny as well as you think you do then.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2014, 02:04:41 pm
Maybe leauge tables give him a lobb on?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 10, 2014, 02:10:47 pm
I don't know him at all. Is he more of a BT Sport man?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 10, 2014, 02:35:42 pm
Isn't Donny's favourite TV "Grumpy Old Men"?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 10, 2014, 03:01:05 pm
"Pah! Call that grumpy?"
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 11, 2014, 11:27:45 am

I'm considering that too.

In completely unrelated conversation, how are you finding your seats in the Lower WB? We're not fans. I don't particularly want to stand up for the entire match nowadays. I get it at the start... some important bits when the energy is building... at the end etc. But not the whole game. For example the second half of Blackpool at home was fairly dire, but still nobody sat down. I think we're going to look to move.


I thought you'd pencilled in the Cardiff game as one to watch in the pub with the London posse?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 11, 2014, 11:44:04 am
Did we?! I do have a vague recollection of that...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 11, 2014, 11:56:34 am

Did we?! I do have a vague recollection of that...


Yep. Are you planning on going now? Anyone else up for the pub option?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 11, 2014, 11:58:19 am
Do they allow swing dance in Wales?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 11, 2014, 11:59:24 am
Andy - not sure yet to be honest.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 11, 2014, 01:38:42 pm
Do I have to post the Leyton Orient ticket again to remind you that you lost a bet with Carl and myself but I offered to forego my tenner if you organised a piss up?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 11, 2014, 01:44:33 pm
I did organise it. Cardiff. London somewhere. I just might not be there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on September 11, 2014, 01:45:42 pm
Did you? What time? Which pub? Do I have to get JR's ciggy to be rude to you again?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 11, 2014, 01:55:15 pm
Jesus C. I'm trying to write a bloody thesis here. Um. Ok. Let's say mid-day on the 18th October at the Freemasons Arms in Covent Garden:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Freemasons+Arms+-+Shepherd+Neame/@51.5140728,-0.1229443,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x86a6378ab5d555c9

If I'm not in Cardiff itself I will be there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 11, 2014, 11:52:22 pm
Bacon wasabi and cheddar baguettes. Why not?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on September 12, 2014, 05:19:11 pm
getting a new iphone through work despite the fact that i'm leaving in three months. worst case scenario is that i buy it at a massive discount, most likely is that i'll be quietly told just to keep it... given that the company is getting it for free anyway because me and the IT guy managed to get our mobile supplier to chuck a couple of free ones in to get us to sign a renewal contract (which we were going to sign anyway) a month earlier than we strictly needed to.

say what you will about iffons.. but there's nowt wrong with them when they're free.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 13, 2014, 05:50:24 pm
We didn't play today and are still top of the league.

Choo choo!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 13, 2014, 06:02:29 pm

We didn't play today and are still top of the league.


This. Plus the big pot of Rogan Josh gently cooking away on the hob - tomorrow's victory dinner.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 13, 2014, 11:50:17 pm
BBC last night of the proms
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on September 14, 2014, 08:32:43 am
Me and the wife were debating what kind of person watches the proms. Thanks Jim.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on September 14, 2014, 10:26:58 am
Alex Salmond must love the Proms. Any Scot watching that bunch of c*nts on the telly last night would want to get as far away as possible from them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 14, 2014, 10:37:21 am

Alex Salmond must love the Proms. Any Scot watching that bunch of c*nts on the telly last night would want to get as far away as possible from them.


I happened to stumble on to it at some point.  People were raucously applauding a burd playing a violin.  A violin.  Really?

It looked like an audience of people who needed to get out more....so as a first step possibly not too bad a thing?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on September 14, 2014, 12:10:33 pm

It looked like an audience of people who needed to get out more


This could also apply to the people at the Jools Holland gig I attended last night. Women in their 50s attempting to "do the twist" in the audience is not acceptable in normal society.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 14, 2014, 06:10:06 pm
More than 30,000 at the CG today...is there a statto around who can tell us when the last 30 crowd was?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on September 14, 2014, 09:03:45 pm
The 8-1 v man utd
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on September 15, 2014, 09:06:31 am

The 8-1 v man utd


fair enough that they didn't rush back.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 15, 2014, 09:33:57 am

fair enough that they didn't rush back.


Time is a great healer. 15 years is obviously enough.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on September 15, 2014, 10:14:00 pm
That was the day after my Dad died.  f*ck, is it really 15 years?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 15, 2014, 11:13:25 pm

The 8-1 v man utd


If you take the average crowd over 90 mins, that was not a 30k attendance.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 15, 2014, 11:14:15 pm

That was the day after my Dad died.  f*ck, is it really 15 years?


...and Big Fat Orange Ron ambled into our dugout....eventually?

That's one tough week.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on September 16, 2014, 09:21:43 am

...and Big Fat Orange Ron ambled into our dugout....eventually?

That's one tough week.


No, I have always been grateful; I had a ticket for the game, but was too busy looking after my Mum to go.  Thanks, Dad!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: AG on September 16, 2014, 11:03:32 am
I had a feeling we were going to win that one - was playing golf in the afternoon so turned on the radio on the way home to hear about the glorious victory.  The way James Alexander Gordon said "Nottingham Forest 1..." gave no hint whatsoever that it was about to be followed by "Manchester United 8".  I nearly crashed the car.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dj bobbins on September 16, 2014, 03:09:07 pm
I can remember the Trent End going mental when we equalised (Alan Rodgers?). I think by the time everyone had sat down again we were 2-1 down.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on September 16, 2014, 03:10:29 pm
I remember leaving at 4-1 as the pub beckoned - just as United were bringing Solskjaer on
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 16, 2014, 03:37:45 pm
Just got a ticket for Brentford v Norwich tonight.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2014, 03:40:39 pm
Lee Dixon has just purchased 8 t-shirts from me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 16, 2014, 03:42:11 pm

I remember leaving at 4-1 as the pub beckoned - just as United were bringing Solskjaer on


I think it was only 7-1 when I left. The only time in 40-something years when I've left before the final whistle.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on September 16, 2014, 03:56:19 pm
I stayed until the bitter end, as I do at all games.  But that game was one of the main reasons I moved from the Upper Executive (near the Bridgford End) to the Upper Trent.  When your team is consistently sh!t, I prefer not to be sat near the away fans where their gloating is even more obvious and galling.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 16, 2014, 04:23:35 pm

I think it was only 7-1 when I left. The only time in 40-something years when I've left before the final whistle.


Have only walked twice myself. Once was Chester away - if the players can't be arsed then should I, other was home against Spurs during Falklands war. Didn't think it right the two argies were playing so walked out and sat on Trent side.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 16, 2014, 04:27:41 pm

Have only walked twice myself. Once was Chester away - if the players can't be arsed then should I, other was home against Spurs during Falklands war. Didn't think it right the two argies were playing so walked out and sat on Trent side.


So what were they supposed to do, go back home and sign up? Choosing to stay in the UK and say, "That's nothing to do with me, I've made my home here" is a lot more ballsy than running back to Argentina. Tarring people with the same brush simply because they happen to from the same country is ignorant and stupid.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on September 16, 2014, 04:34:37 pm
Recently work has been ridiculously busy meaning that I've been working at home most evenings and part of weekends, as have others in the office.  The boss has just told us that regardless of how many days leave we have left, if we have a day with no meetings or deadlines then we don't need to come into work and spend it with family etc as he appreciates the extra hours we have been putting in.  My first day that I could do this is towards the end of the month, which also coincides with my son's birthday so that's all very nice.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on September 16, 2014, 04:35:56 pm

So what were they supposed to do, go back home and sign up? Choosing to stay in the UK and say, "That's nothing to do with me, I've made my home here" is a lot more ballsy than running back to Argentina. Tarring people with the same brush simply because they happen to from the same country is ignorant and stupid.


Ardiles' cousin was shot down in a Mirage F1 on the first day of the war. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on September 16, 2014, 04:37:06 pm
I was still at school and had a part time job at Safeway. I kept going upstairs to check the score but gave up after a while.

The 8-1 is certainly a JFK and Diana moment.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 16, 2014, 04:37:27 pm
Ardiles went to PSG for the following season (and then came back), so he obviously felt some discomfort with playing over here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on September 16, 2014, 04:39:31 pm
Getting my contract at opera t'north extended by 5 weeks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 16, 2014, 04:46:59 pm

Ardiles went to PSG for the following season (and then came back), so he obviously felt some discomfort with playing over here.


Probably because of dribbling buffoons on the terraces giving him grief for geopolitical actions that had nothing to do with him.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 16, 2014, 05:24:26 pm

Probably because of dribbling buffoons on the terraces giving him grief for geopolitical actions that had nothing to do with him.


And yet, Ricky Villa stayed. (Although I don't remember him being a regular in the Spurs first team by then.)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Deano on September 16, 2014, 05:42:14 pm

Have only walked twice myself. Once was Chester away - if the players can't be arsed then should I, other was home against Spurs during Falklands war. Didn't think it right the two argies were playing so walked out and sat on Trent side.


Amazing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 16, 2014, 06:03:29 pm
The online application for a change of address to a driving license, is surprisingly easy with a government gateway user ID.  It also appears to be free.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 16, 2014, 08:58:53 pm

The online application for a change of address to a driving license, is surprisingly easy with a government gateway user ID.  It also appears to be free.


I suppose I should do it then given mine still has the address I lived in 5 years and 4 properties ago.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on September 16, 2014, 08:59:33 pm
I've recently moved house so had to change my driving licence and V5. Both easy to do and a very quick turnaround from the DVLA. They will probably close it down for being efficient if they carry on like that.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 17, 2014, 08:51:59 am

So what were they supposed to do, go back home and sign up? Choosing to stay in the UK and say, "That's nothing to do with me, I've made my home here" is a lot more ballsy than running back to Argentina. Tarring people with the same brush simply because they happen to from the same country is ignorant and stupid.

Call me ignorant and stupid by all means - doesn't stop you normally, just didn't think it right to watch the argies play whilst our boys were being killed by their countrymen.

I didn't make a fuss, didn't boo or whistle, just walked out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 17, 2014, 08:56:06 am
Why did you go in the first place? You must have known they'd be playing?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on September 17, 2014, 09:01:55 am
What he said.  I suppose staying at home or having a pint instead isn't much of a story.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 17, 2014, 09:07:25 am

Why did you go in the first place? You must have known they'd be playing?

Yes because back in the day no sky sports, no twitter, no Facebook and unreliable programme info would have been seriously informative.

Guys, really don't make too much of this, purely a personal decision.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on September 17, 2014, 09:09:14 am

What he said.  I suppose staying at home or having a pint instead isn't much of a story.

No story, simply a one liner...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on September 17, 2014, 09:22:39 am
According to this: http://www.11v11.com/matches/nottingham-forest-v-tottenham-hotspur-12-may-1982-86232/ Ardiles didn't even play and hadn't played since the war started. Villa did but hadn't played for a few weeks beforehand, so it wasn't unreasonable to assume he wouldn't have been in the team.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on September 17, 2014, 11:20:32 am
After a lifetime of supporting under achieving sporting sides (Forest, Newport, Wales), I finally plump for a baseball team to support in the Orioles - one who recently had a 14 year losing record, and last night they won their divisional title (A.L East), beating out the Red Sox and Yankees to the title. It all feels a bit strange really....I guess its because I'm used to a lifetime of crushing disappointment. Of course the O's could still give me that in the postseason playoffs....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on September 17, 2014, 03:42:00 pm
My daughter went to nursery today (after a chat with my wife - see scrapheap challenge). After 19 months of life, her second time spending more than an hour not in the company of either myself or her mother (spent a night with my wife's sister when we had a night out earlier in the year).

I dropped her off not quite sure of what to do. Teacher took her away and distracted her with toys as I made a swift getaway. I popped in at lunch, all the other kids were getting down to sleep, my daughter was stood in the middle of the room screaming. Apparently she'd eaten a huge amount of lunch, then vomited, then cried continuously after being an angel all morning.

Picked her up at 3, she was all smiles in a nurses hat, helping the teacher put the Lego away.

Are they teachers? Anyway, she seemed to enjoy it. All good.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 17, 2014, 03:51:17 pm
Good news.

That bit about you and your wife hardly having had any time away from your daughter in 19 months - that there has been part of your problem. No wonder you've been depressed and she's been feeling stir crazy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on September 17, 2014, 03:54:59 pm



Are they teachers?


My daughter has worked at a nursery to earn some dosh during the summer vacation. I think they are 'nursery assistants' or something. Anyway, hopefully this is the first step on the way to a more positive post on the scrapheap thread...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on September 17, 2014, 09:56:55 pm
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/championship/top-scorers

Starting to look like a good use of Fazzer's five and a half million quid.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 17, 2014, 10:09:25 pm
Simon Cox not doing too badly in that table. Just saying.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on September 18, 2014, 09:48:28 am

Simon Cox not doing too badly in that table. Just saying.


4 is ok but it's not 8 is it? Which is the difference between being top and 6/7th.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 18, 2014, 10:24:52 am
Agreed.

I thought it was good to see him scoring some goals at all. I still don't think he's a bad player, although I wouldn't want him back particularly.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on September 18, 2014, 10:26:27 am
It's nice seeing us with a equal or better goal difference than the teams around us.  Normally it's the other way round.  It's a point come the end of the day.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 18, 2014, 10:40:50 am

Simon Cox not doing too badly in that table. Just saying.


I'm sure that if we offered to swap him for Assombalonga, Reading would listen.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on September 18, 2014, 11:33:07 am
Cox is last year's lack of news. Antonionioni has the four plus one in the cup. His goal last night was a glorious thing.

Mancienne reminds me of Desailly.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on September 18, 2014, 11:52:58 am

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/championship/top-scorers

Starting to look like a good use of Fazzer's five and a half million quid.


and to those d*rby fans who asked 'if he's worth 5.5m then what's chrissy martin worth', the answer appears to be £2,062,500. that's not so shabby.. i'm not sure what point they were trying to make.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 18, 2014, 12:05:57 pm

I'm sure that if we offered to swap him for Assombalonga, Reading would listen.


Yes, but you presumably read my next post on that subject.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 18, 2014, 12:12:11 pm
I have not only read and memorised it, I have had it tattooed Kelvin-Wilson-style down my forearm. That's how seriously I take things around here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 18, 2014, 12:29:50 pm
I want photographic proof.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 18, 2014, 01:27:46 pm
Proof? Since when did any Forest fan resort to proof.

Incidentally, the bloke in front of me in the queue for pork cobs on Sunday told me that Lansbury wasn't injured last season, or at least not physically, he had "mental issues" caused by Billy Davies. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 18, 2014, 01:39:38 pm
Bloody hell, did he have any other tit bits? Was hobbs not injured but finding himself in Tibet?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 18, 2014, 03:40:44 pm
To be honest, my concentration wandered after his verdict on London: "too many foreigners".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 18, 2014, 04:05:43 pm
Have put mudguards on my bike....could also come in the "what's annoying me" thread.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on September 18, 2014, 04:32:15 pm

Have put mudguards on my bike....could also come in the "what's annoying me" thread.


Only if you'd put them on upside down and made a rather lethal toboggan.

edit:  or for a better name, an 'Ass skate'
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on September 18, 2014, 04:40:26 pm
Got my bike sorted out last weekend. After 3 years outside, the front forks were a bit squeaky, but after riding around a little they seem to be less squeaky. Hoping they're OK. Tricky have any advice on fork maintanence? A bit of WD-40 is about as technical as I do, though I'm aware this isn't always a good thing to do.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on September 18, 2014, 04:44:51 pm

Got my bike sorted out last weekend. After 3 years outside, the front forks were a bit squeaky, but after riding around a little they seem to be less squeaky. Hoping they're OK. Tricky have any advice on fork maintanence? A bit of WD-40 is about as technical as I do, though I'm aware this isn't always a good thing to do.


don't put wd-40 any where near anything on a bike.  It is a de-greaser and should be used for cleaning only.  However given it's lived outside for 3 years you probably have bugger all grease left but it will stop applying new stuff.  By a teflon based spray luby thing.  Most even come with a red straw like wd-40.  also stay away from UB40, but that's for a whole different reason.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 18, 2014, 05:25:43 pm
Depends what sort of bike and what sort of head set/race...

...if it's the old type with a crown race knocked onto the top of the fork shoulder (bottom of the steerer tube), pulled tight against a bottom race, and the same (but inverted) at the top of the steerer tube, with a threaded steerer and a quill stem (all pre-90's and some 'vintage' builds - like my 'new' bike), then it's probably loose ball bearings (although possibly in a bearing cage). This type is definitely user serviceable, and will benefit from it.

You need to take it apart carefully....as you unscrew the steerer thread, and drop the forks, ball bearings will leap from both the top and bottom races. You need to catch them all, clean them all, and check they are not worn or marked in any way (need to be absolutely clean) - buy new ones the right size if necessary (ball bearings are really cheap. Before you buy those clean and check the crown race and the ball races are smooth and unmarked - if they're not, you will be throwing it away and getting a new one, before the headset eventually fails. when all internal components are clean, put a big splurge of grease around the ball races, load the ball bearings into it (you need them all), and then nip the races together and put on the spacer and nut...manually tighten so there is a fraction of play, then tighten the nut up until there is no play, but it still rotates freely (you'll need to run it backwards and forward to distribute the ball bearings and grease). The idea is to leave the races absolutely full of ball bearings and grease (spray from the road will go up and enter the bottom race, so grease is your friend to keep it out).

The internals need to be clean and smooth. If they're not, they'll wear out...if you don't have a full compliment of ball bearings, they will wear unevenly.  These things will eventually lead to a sudden loss of steering and immediate death.

The external parts of the headset/nut don't need to be clean and rust free. If they're not, spray with a little white vinegar, and rub with a scrunched up piece of aluminium foil until they are. After assembling the headset and wiping off the excess grease, put a little chain oil wiped around the ex-rusty externals, to inhibit further rust.  Keep rubbing with aluminium foil and oiling as required......clean these outsides before you reassemble, because you need to clean the races afterwards so there are no bits of rust or vinegar to damage the races.

If it's a more modern headset for a threadless steerer, then you're better just buying a new one. They're not really serviceable.  Get the right size (for all types) there are subtle variations....although the older threaded steerer type less so.

Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html) as a first port of call for all things bike, and particularly bike maintenance. Look at the top pictures, and the bottom pictures, and if you decide to go ahead, read it all.

...or did you want the short version?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: redeye on September 18, 2014, 05:33:07 pm
Thanks Tricky, I'll print that off and work on it Saturday. Do you sell bike maintanance books? Becausr you have one there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 18, 2014, 05:37:06 pm

Thanks Tricky, I'll print that off and work on it Saturday. Do you sell bike maintanance books? Becausr you have one there.


Really, Sheldon Brown....you'll learn more, and better, from him than you will from me. I know some stuff about bike building and maintenance because I have always done that, and am the sort of person who prefers to make stuff than use it....but it's an area that I'm talkbacks tallest dwarf, I'm not a real professional.

P.S. if you're replacing headsets you need to look into removing and replacing croawn races and bearing races...there are things that can do wrong without the proper tools (though I've not broken anything yet just using a hammer, some polypipe and a block of wood....YMMV). Sometimes taking it to the bike shop is the answer...but for a beater that isn't worth the money, and isn't the end of tyhe world, I recommend learning on that....if it's a good bike, get professional help....although for many jobs there's no harm in f*cking up first yourself and little extra expense to have them fix your mess.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on September 18, 2014, 08:27:15 pm
Today I paid a bank loan off in full that still had 3 years left on it and was a fair chunk of cash, which was pleasing.

I was slightly annoyed that having told the lady in the bank how pleased I was to get rid of this monthly burden that she then went on to try and sell me another loan, should I need to buy a car etc.  Good to irresponsible banking is a thing of the past.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 18, 2014, 09:02:15 pm
I'm only 3 months away from paying back my student loan. Aged thirty f*cking four. Ha.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Vennox on September 18, 2014, 09:16:02 pm

Today I paid a bank loan off in full that still had 3 years left on it and was a fair chunk of cash, which was pleasing.

I was slightly annoyed that having told the lady in the bank how pleased I was to get rid of this monthly burden that she then went on to try and sell me another loan, should I need to buy a car etc.  Good to irresponsible banking is a thing of the past.

Although interest rates are so low. I'm considering a loan to buy a new, more economical car (but probably won't as our current one, which is 10 years old, has just gone through its test without problem. This despite the garage telling me the last couple of times I've had it to service that the brake pipes need replacing).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 19, 2014, 12:19:48 am

I'm only 3 months away from paying back my student loan. Aged thirty f*cking four. Ha.


With your winnings?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on September 19, 2014, 12:23:16 am
Got an interview for a BI development role next week.  Woo hoo.  Sorry Ned for my lapse into Scouseness.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 19, 2014, 12:35:13 am

Got an interview for a BI development role next week.  Woo hoo.  Sorry Ned for my lapse into Scouseness.


Forgiven. Fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 20, 2014, 10:33:45 am
Just had my first "normal" wee in 2 weeks
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 20, 2014, 10:37:35 am

Just had my first "normal" wee in 2 weeks


Did you do anything special to mark the occasion, in honour of PC Butler?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 20, 2014, 10:52:11 am
Who's PC Butler?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 20, 2014, 11:21:50 am

Who's PC Butler?


An outstanding public servant who has never urinated outside a designated toilet or bathroom facility.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on September 20, 2014, 11:25:57 am
I see, not a fan of pissing in fields then?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 20, 2014, 11:46:59 am

I see, not a fan of pissing in fields then?


If my memory serves me well, very much against it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: hancocp on September 20, 2014, 05:37:57 pm
WHam 2-0 Scouse c*nts
7 mins gone.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 24, 2014, 09:23:42 pm
Sure, they've conceded an equaliser, but the Forest youngsters are being positive, confident, and reasonably assured in this game against Spudz.


In other news, my favourite Edinburgh restaurant (it really is a cracker) is the AA Scottish Restaurant of the year. I knew I was right.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on September 25, 2014, 04:36:09 pm
In Baltimore in Ireland. Cycled here from Kinsale over the last few days. This stretch of coast is absolutely stunning. Having an ace time.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 26, 2014, 12:58:13 am
Living in London. You go out in midweek, and there are people actually in the bars, with smiles on their faces, and you get talking to people, and find they actually have opinions, which are valid, and you have engaging debate with strangers,  who are not hung up on the price of a pint of Carlsberg...instead of going back home and hearing: "You can get that lager 10p cheaper in the King's 400 yards down the road." 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on September 26, 2014, 03:12:51 am
Sounds awful. Still, where is the kings? Ten pence is not to be sniffed at.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 26, 2014, 11:07:47 am
The previous place where everybody has an opinion that ned thinks is "valid" sounds even worse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 26, 2014, 12:04:17 pm
I was only trying to catch an Ingo!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 26, 2014, 12:05:01 pm
I assumed you'd had 1 too many jellied eels on the way home.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 26, 2014, 12:06:31 pm
Roll out the barrel.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on September 26, 2014, 12:19:11 pm

I was only trying to catch an Ingo!


I remember Crystal Palace: ned v a table full of people with invalid opinions. Like Talkback come to life. Horrible. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 26, 2014, 12:28:32 pm

I remember Crystal Palace: ned v a table full of people with invalid opinions. Like Talkback come to life. Horrible.


Well, if people will swallow the Liverpool/Hillsborough whitewash wholesale....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on September 26, 2014, 12:30:06 pm

Well, if people will swallow the Liverpool/Hillsborough whitewash wholesale....


Someone's really keen for an argument today!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: karlmark on September 26, 2014, 12:37:25 pm

Someone's really keen for an argument today!


That's what happens when you drink on school nights.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on September 26, 2014, 12:43:01 pm

That's what happens when you drink on school nights.


Am on hols!!!!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on September 26, 2014, 01:43:38 pm
This is all great bantz. Good work, guys!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 02, 2014, 09:37:56 pm
Getting par on all (four) of the par 3 s today; hitting all of the greens (130-170 yds) in regulation. Never done that before.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on October 03, 2014, 12:12:57 am
Gone from a no-job scenario to a potential choose between 2 jobs one.  Three interviews in one week.  Applied for a job, got called in for an interview (1) and very soon after another job courtesy of my ex boss recommended me to another (in a different firm) (2).  Interview at 1.1.  Very good.  Went to 2.1, also very good.  Interview today at 1.2, technical test, met the people, signs are good.  Then the boss of 2 rang up and wanted to offer a job.  But here's the thing, 1 is miles away and 2 is closer.  So I asked the boss of 2 to hold fire till tomorrow.  I could be ok if 1 comes up, and in the sh!t for negotiating my position for 2 if it doesn't.  The difference is distance, and some risk with the company relocating, versus a new company, new people, new systems, and being a newbie.  Nice to have the choice but it's a tooth grinding choice.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 03, 2014, 12:20:13 am
Well done. Just don't run the risk of not getting the job that's currently on offer in the hope that you might be offered the second one as well and be able to negotiate something a bit better - at least not unless you can afford to not have a job for a little while longer.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 03, 2014, 12:24:50 am

Gone from a no-job scenario to a potential choose between 2 jobs one.  Three interviews in one week.  Applied for a job, got called in for an interview (1) and very soon after another job courtesy of my ex boss recommended me to another (in a different firm) (2).  Interview at 1.1.  Very good.  Went to 2.1, also very good.  Interview today at 1.2, technical test, met the people, signs are good.  Then the boss of 2 rang up and wanted to offer a job.  But here's the thing, 1 is miles away and 2 is closer.  So I asked the boss of 2 to hold fire till tomorrow.  I could be ok if 1 comes up, and in the sh!t for negotiating my position for 2 if it doesn't.  The difference is distance, and some risk with the company relocating, versus a new company, new people, new systems, and being a newbie.  Nice to have the choice but it's a tooth grinding choice.


Which company has the female employees with the biggest tits?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 03, 2014, 12:27:34 am
I seem to think lurker is some kind of software developer. As well you know, there are many software developers with large tits but very few of them have lady bits downstairs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 03, 2014, 12:39:02 am

I seem to think lurker is some kind of software developer. As well you know, there are many software developers with large tits but very few of them have lady bits downstairs.


How very dare you. I'll have you know my tits are only moderate at the most.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 03, 2014, 08:15:10 am

How very dare you. I'll have you know my tits are only moderate at the most.


Must avoid saying...you make up for it...it would be rude...by being one giant...name calling is very childish...tit
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 03, 2014, 10:01:24 pm
After 2 long weeks of trying to squeeze the Sunny Afternoon Kinks musical quart into the Harold Pinter Theatre pint pot I'm now on holiday and flying to Santorini tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 05, 2014, 11:12:29 pm
Really nice bloke, and Forest fan, wins his first professional golf event.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/29498753
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 07, 2014, 07:18:42 pm
http://mashable.com/2014/10/06/yes-thats-just-the-pet-lion-in-the-swimming-pool/

This is a great story.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 10, 2014, 05:17:07 pm
Accepted an offer on the house.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on October 13, 2014, 05:26:05 pm
Had an offer accepted on a house. No I'm not moving to Canada. It's in Nottingham. As I have no experience doing this there would appreciate any recommendation regarding a good solicitor in the area. Yes I know all solicitors are c@#ts but wtf. Apologies to jp
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 13, 2014, 05:32:39 pm

Had an offer accepted on a house. No I'm not moving to Canada. It's in Nottingham. As I have no experience doing this there would appreciate any recommendation regarding a good solicitor in the area. Yes I know all solicitors are c@#ts but wtf. Apologies to jp


I always used to use Tony Palfreman at Fraser Brown on Maid Marian Way, he's an old friend of my Dad's and a huge Forest fan to boot. Always did a great job for us and was very reasonable, but I don't know if he has retired now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on October 13, 2014, 06:20:05 pm
Thanks, I'll try  him in the morning. And congrats on your own sale.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 14, 2014, 01:28:27 pm
Two job interviews this week. One in 30 minutes and one tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2014, 02:01:10 pm
If you like work that much can't you just ask for your old job back?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 14, 2014, 03:37:54 pm
I expect our donald of caster would miss work given he spent most of his working life on holiday.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 14, 2014, 05:59:21 pm
Well been offered the job today, I will wait to see about the job tomorrow. Incidentally that job is next door to where I worked and I understand they have already contacted them to ask for a reference.

I cannot get my old job back, Thank God! company policy once paid off = no return.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on October 14, 2014, 06:31:12 pm
Just go back as a consultant on twice the rate
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 15, 2014, 01:21:17 pm
I have agreed to take a fairly lucrative post in a Fleet Solutions company.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 15, 2014, 01:49:55 pm
Congrats and well done.

Now get yer holiday booked, sharpish.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on October 16, 2014, 04:19:46 pm
Surprised as well as pleased. Just bought a couple of new Ping golf clubs from the pro shop at my club. They worked out at £80 cheaper than American Golf and about £40 cheaper than the cheapest online seller.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 16, 2014, 04:47:21 pm
I work right next door to Ping in Gainsborough. It's huge.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on October 16, 2014, 05:17:12 pm

Surprised as well as pleased. Just bought a couple of new Ping golf clubs from the pro shop at my club. They worked out at £80 cheaper than American Golf and about £40 cheaper than the cheapest online seller.


Obviously nicked.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 16, 2014, 05:27:56 pm
Given they're made in Gainsborough, I'd say so.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 16, 2014, 05:28:37 pm

I work right next door to Ping in Gainsborough. It's huge.


Been there a few times to have my clubs adjusted. Little known fact: with even second hand pings you can take them back to the factory for adjustment (lie - within a range). This combined with their graded lies (dot system), makes them the ideal second hand club. If you know the lie you need, you can buy them....or a close neighbour and have them adjusted (FOC).

...or at least did.  It might have changed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on October 16, 2014, 06:37:50 pm

I have agreed to take a fairly lucrative post in a Fleet Solutions company.


Fleet Solutions?  WTF?  They dissolve warships in water?

And you an ex-matelot, too.

[Congrats!]
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on October 16, 2014, 07:12:27 pm
I moved jobs about 10 months ago, and have been using an old MacBook pro of my own (over the past few years I have reached the point where am so out of date with Windows that my productivity on it is utter sh!te; the last Windows version I had any knowledge of was XP).  It is almost 9 years old and is starting to wheeze a little, especially when working with sound and video files, which I do reasonably often.

I was working on something with the Chairman today and muttered something about this.  He went out and bought a brand new 15" MacBook Pro on the spot (we are about 15 mins' walk from the Regents Street Apple store).

Hoorah!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on October 16, 2014, 07:31:05 pm

I have agreed to take a fairly lucrative post in a Fleet Solutions company.


Congratulations!

(Did you ask them about the holidays in your interview?)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 16, 2014, 07:35:17 pm
Are Fleet Solutions based in Fleet? That's quite a commute from Doncaster.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 17, 2014, 09:32:40 am

Congratulations!

(Did you ask them about the holidays in your interview?)


I did slip in that I had a holiday booked for January. I thought it might have been a bit cheeky saying I wanted time of for a trip to Ireland in four weeks. I hadn't booked it but was planning to drive across to Mayo, so that's out.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 17, 2014, 09:37:02 am

I did slip in that I had a holiday booked for January. I thought it might have been a bit cheeky saying I wanted time of for a trip to Ireland in four weeks. I hadn't booked it but was planning to drive across to Mayo, so that's out.


Good stuff. Do you get much off at Christmas? Any summer shut down?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on October 17, 2014, 11:44:40 am
Friend is Spain has got us tickets for the Barcelona game tomorrow night. Between that and watching the Forest game at lunchtime, I'm not sure I'm going to see much of Barcelona... ha.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 17, 2014, 01:39:42 pm

Good stuff. Do you get much off at Christmas? Any summer shut down?
The job is a 24/7 role, I don't think Xmas day is a working day but certainly Xmas and New years Eve and day are. I am on a rota four on four off, so at the moment no idea what I will get off. I am training next week 9-5.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 17, 2014, 01:47:22 pm
What a way to make a livin'.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 17, 2014, 02:04:12 pm
I'd take sandwiches for the 9-5 training, probably will get a break for lunch.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 17, 2014, 02:05:30 pm
And a thermos of ambition so you can pour yourself a cup.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on October 17, 2014, 02:23:43 pm
I used to work 4 on 4 off - it was ace in many ways (stick 4 days hols in you get 12 days off) but some shifts like Fri-Mon are a right ball ache as everyone is out and about but you, not to mention it's tricky to plan owt with the missus if she works regular shifts.

We alternated nights too, though I was on my own at nights - got to relax in a gentleman's way at work.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 17, 2014, 02:34:45 pm

And a thermos of ambition so you can pour yourself a cup.


There are two Is in 'ambition'.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on October 17, 2014, 03:00:44 pm

I used to work 4 on 4 off - it was ace in many ways (stick 4 days hols in you get 12 days off) but some shifts like Fri-Mon are a right ball ache as everyone is out and about but you, not to mention it's tricky to plan owt with the missus if she works regular shifts.



Misread that as meaning Tricky would plan something with your missus while you were working shifts.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 17, 2014, 03:14:09 pm
I'm not sure if RC has ever stood in the shed.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: donnyred on October 17, 2014, 03:24:24 pm
To be honest, I wasn't going to work again, however I am only 56 (almost 57) and having been off proper full time work for three months I am bored. I had four weeks leave and then its eight weeks since I worked a full week. Part time work isn't enough for me, There is only so much running, gym and fishing you can do and day time telly is mind numbing.

I have got rid of the stress of management and this job seems perfect to keep me going for a few years before I hang my boots up and just travel the world. I have had about seven job offers some just above minimum wage, which I would have taken if this job hadn't turned up when it did. While I wont earn anything like the money I was on, this isn't bad pay and its seems a good company to work for with gym membership at Nuffield and other benefits. I will say one thing it is easier to get a job with a good track record of employment, I was with RM for 29 years and I have a host of qualifications that came from the job including a degree in management from York university.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 17, 2014, 03:46:10 pm
Your relentlessly cheery and upbeat internet persona must be another advantage.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on October 17, 2014, 09:15:10 pm

I'm not sure if RC has ever stood in the shed.


In my shed, I have a lawnmower, 3 empty drums of dodgy diesel, some softwood ballustrades and bannisters left over from a job once (I've been making a decking set with them since 2006 and 2 houses ago).

Is it shed contents week? I have some massive f*cking spiders (think they drank the last of the diesel) but I take the presence of spiders (even diesel-fuelled ones) as granted.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 20, 2014, 02:55:53 am
Peyton Manning.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on October 20, 2014, 03:45:54 pm
Been co-writing a degree course over the past year, and it's been accredited by the University, the brochure is now published and we'll be taking in students from next September.

So potentially a career change for me coming up over the next few months, depending on how much I want to become a lecturer.

So if anyone fancies getting a degree in Stage Management, I'm sure I can fix it somehow. For a small fee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on October 20, 2014, 03:52:02 pm
Nice work Rich. Welcome to academia. Be wary of hitting on hot students, having demands on your course numbers increase every year, admin staff refusing to do their jobs, and being abused by JP for living in an ivory tower... ;-)

Sounds like it'll be a great job in terms of spending more time with the family? Which uni?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on October 20, 2014, 04:05:15 pm

Nice work Rich. Welcome to academia. Be wary of hitting on hot students, having demands on your course numbers increase every year, admin staff refusing to do their jobs, and being abused by JP for living in an ivory tower... ;-)

Sounds like it'll be a great job in terms of spending more time with the family? Which uni?


Well, that's the thing. Not to sure I want to become a complete academic type so looking at a part time solution etc. But yes, it would mean more time with the family. I'm a bit over all that traveling.

It's the Backstage Academy based oop north, partly at the LS-Live site (they provide all the lighting, staging, sound equipment for a lot of the massive arena tours, festivals etc) and in partly based in Wakefield. It's being accredited by Bolton University.

Now, tell me more about the hot students?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on October 20, 2014, 06:46:17 pm


Now, tell me more about the hot students?


In Bolton! You'll be lucky.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 20, 2014, 07:06:34 pm

In Bolton! You'll be lucky.


In Bolton he'll get lucky, but he wont be lucky in doing so. If you see what I mean.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on October 20, 2014, 07:23:11 pm

In Bolton! You'll be lucky.


Ahhhhh but it's only accredited by Bolton university. LS-live and Wakefield are the other side of the Pennines.

It's no better is it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on October 20, 2014, 08:02:03 pm

Ahhhhh but it's only accredited by Bolton university. LS-live and Wakefield are the other side of the Pennines.

It's no better is it?


It's Wakey. So no. Congrats though. I've just been accredited as an associate lecturer in journalism, so am also dabbling in academia. Not sure media studies really counts though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 23, 2014, 08:11:12 am
Just got a nose hair I've been after on and off for 2 days.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 27, 2014, 03:57:15 pm
Received the gift of a Parisian bought Camembert. It can only be described as sickeningly ripe. The whole house smells of it.  It's the only Camembert I've ever had that could be accurately described as having stilton level flavour.

In a freshly baked baguette with chorizo it's unbelievable.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 28, 2014, 05:30:43 pm
A client has, out of blue, sent me a NFFC home shirt, with my name on, as a gift.

Completely unexpected, and very kind. Only problem is, it's XL, and I suspect it won't look too great on.

Still - a nice gesture.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 28, 2014, 05:33:15 pm

A client has, out of blue, sent me a NFFC home shirt, with my name on, as a gift.

Completely unexpected, and very kind. Only problem is, it's XL, and I suspect it won't look too great on.

Still - a nice gesture.


Hold on to it for a year or so.  Wont be long before it's the right size, what with that otter diet you're on currently.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 28, 2014, 05:33:48 pm
Mmmmm......otters...... .
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on October 28, 2014, 05:36:42 pm

A client has, out of blue, sent me a NFFC home shirt, with my name on, as a gift.

Completely unexpected, and very kind. Only problem is, it's XL, and I suspect it won't look too great on.

Still - a nice gesture.


Errrr...... I know I only met you for the first time this summer, and there's no polite way to say this but you're a massive fat b@stard.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 28, 2014, 05:44:22 pm
Good work.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on October 28, 2014, 06:18:58 pm
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTG3zHKAupr41kFcLGYFyqB_NzYibMMWGL2kVcPyftEyOOAx4TM)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on October 29, 2014, 12:42:28 pm

A client has, out of blue, sent me a NFFC home shirt, with my name on, as a gift.

Completely unexpected, and very kind. Only problem is, it's XL, and I suspect it won't look too great on.

Still - a nice gesture.


Lucky that your company allows gifts from clients. Usually they want something in return!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2014, 01:02:43 pm

A client has, out of blue, sent me a NFFC home shirt, with my name on, as a gift.

Completely unexpected, and very kind. Only problem is, it's XL, and I suspect it won't look too great on.


Que the fat jokes but the shirts are not very big.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 29, 2014, 01:32:33 pm
The last actual current football shirt I bought was an c.2000/2001 vintage Umbro made, Pinnacle sponsored 'turtle neck' Forest home shirt...

I was a bit of tubber at the time, but even so the XXL was a tad snug. The white 'piping' detail only served to accentuate my then rather ample man-chebs.

I last wore it to the gym a couple of years ago and it looked like a small duvet on me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 29, 2014, 01:44:01 pm
The last couple of replica sports garments I have purchased have not been Forest shirts, but NHL and NFL jerseys. Those things are f*cking huge - a small still looks like a dress on me. They're much nicer to wear than polyester shirts though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 29, 2014, 03:14:31 pm
So, what you're essentially saying, is that you like to wear girls dresses as they feel nice?

Each to his or her own and all that, but I f*cking knew it....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on October 29, 2014, 03:19:48 pm
My wife brought me the current home shirt for my birthday, I can confirm it is a little more 'fitted' than previous shirts.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 29, 2014, 03:33:29 pm

So, what you're essentially saying, is that you like to wear girls dresses as they feel nice?

Each to his or her own and all that, but I f*cking knew it....


I prefer separates, dresses are generally designed for body shapes with larger breasts than mine. I can take or leave the women's clothing in all honesty, it's really just an excuse to wear high heels and feel a couple of inches taller.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on October 29, 2014, 03:34:58 pm
The last Forest shirt I bought was a Capital One flavour black training top (and shorts) for, erm, training in.

That too was quite fitted but much more comfortable and conducive to playing sports in than a replica 'match' shirt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on October 29, 2014, 03:57:47 pm

My wife brought me the current home shirt for my birthday, I can confirm it is a little more 'fitted' than previous shirts.



You're right. The problem is that a shirt which is in a "fitted" style, but which hangs off you because it is 2 sizes too large, still looks like a shirt which is 2 sizes too large.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on October 29, 2014, 04:06:16 pm


You're right. The problem is that a shirt which is in a "fitted" style, but which hangs off you because it is 2 sizes too large, still looks like a shirt which is 2 sizes too large.


There's an obvious answer. Eat more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on October 29, 2014, 04:19:25 pm
If JP doesn't want it, I can use it to keep one of my arms warm.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2014, 05:39:13 pm

There's an obvious answer. Eat more.


He could just boil wash it a few times.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 08, 2014, 11:01:26 pm
http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/11/college-students-make-golf-club-for-army-vet.html
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 11, 2014, 09:18:19 am
My mailbox is full on my phone. Forward messages you can't be arsed to deal with now you b@stards!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on November 11, 2014, 10:09:11 am

http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/11/college-students-make-golf-club-for-army-vet.html


That's all well and good but how's he going to chip with a club like that?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 11, 2014, 01:04:22 pm
My cat died today, no suffering.  Nineteen years old, and a good long life. Pulled herself together to say goodbye, then lay down for a long sleep.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 11, 2014, 01:10:36 pm
According to my brother, you can just bag them these days and the binmen (and ladies) will take them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 11, 2014, 01:32:16 pm

According to my brother, you can just bag them these days and the binmen (and ladies) will take them.


Intending to utilise Ingo's hole skills. With a rose on top.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 11, 2014, 01:38:14 pm
It could come back as a cybercat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on November 11, 2014, 01:42:09 pm
Moggie soup?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 11, 2014, 02:13:26 pm

It could come back as a cybercat.


Dear god don't give him ideas like that....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on November 11, 2014, 02:14:34 pm
Am confused as to why a death of a pet, no matter how old they were, was placed on the 'Whats Pleasing Me Today' thread.

Unless you hate cats, of course
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 11, 2014, 02:19:17 pm
If you'd shared a house with an incontinent cat, you'd understand.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on November 11, 2014, 02:23:12 pm

Am confused as to why a death of a pet, no matter how old they were, was placed on the 'Whats Pleasing Me Today' thread.

Unless you hate cats, of course


I'm presuming because it didn't suffer. Has Tricky tried to wake it yet though as it could just be in a deep sleep?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 11, 2014, 02:23:32 pm

Am confused as to why a death of a pet, no matter how old they were, was placed on the 'Whats Pleasing Me Today' thread.

Unless you hate cats, of course


She was blind and having seizures. I don't know if you've ever watched a loved one deteriorate through a long and terminal illness, but by the end their passing can come as a relief.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 11, 2014, 02:28:08 pm

I'm presuming because it didn't suffer. Has Tricky tried to wake it yet though as it could just be in a deep sleep?


I'm not a doctor.  I CAN tell the difference.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on November 11, 2014, 02:47:39 pm

She was blind and having seizures. I don't know if you've ever watched a loved one deteriorate through a long and terminal illness, but by the end their passing can come as a relief.


'loved one'

'cat'

Soppy sod.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 11, 2014, 02:50:18 pm

'loved one'

'cat'

Soppy sod.


I was talking about the point of principle specifically, but people do love their pets. It's OK, you're not a teenager. You don't have to impress the other kids with how tough you are any more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Loafé on November 11, 2014, 02:54:24 pm
I might be.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on November 11, 2014, 03:04:29 pm
A tot of whisky in cat's memory - preferably drunk from a puddle.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on November 11, 2014, 06:14:33 pm

She was blind and having seizures. I don't know if you've ever watched a loved one deteriorate through a long and terminal illness, but by the end their passing can come as a relief.


'Relieved' yes, still not sure 'pleased' would reflect my mood!

When my last cat died I was absolutely f*cking distraught. Far more than I have been when family members have passed. No idea why - think it was the suddenness of it which caught me out (he went in to the vets for a monitoring overnight stay as he wasn't eating, died during the night)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 11, 2014, 06:46:18 pm
What was pleasing me was that she passed away peacefully at home, with me with her, before she deteriorated much further and spent a period in distress or pain. That seemed worth being pleased about.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on November 12, 2014, 06:34:25 am

What was pleasing me was that she passed away peacefully at home, with me with her, before she deteriorated much further and spent a period in distress or pain. That seemed worth being pleased about.


Plus the fact that into gets to wear a rose on his head while digging a hole, apparently.  Bonus!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on November 13, 2014, 11:41:51 am
I'd worked for one of my clients for about 6 years until they went with another option last year. They've just reappointed me. Very happy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 13, 2014, 01:56:22 pm
Trod on some wet leaves today and executed a perfect one-handed backdrop. Didn't bounce back as quickly as I used to but still very pleased with myself. Young bloke watching shouted "you alright mate"? Assured him I was. I haven't even pulled anything. Keep the faith.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on November 13, 2014, 04:11:02 pm
Have you checked your hips are ok?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 13, 2014, 04:44:00 pm
Surprisingly they are. As is the shoulder that I had surgery on for subacromial decompression.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 13, 2014, 04:49:56 pm
Is that a type of fish?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on November 13, 2014, 04:54:16 pm
It'd be a chip wouldn't it?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 13, 2014, 04:56:37 pm
If it is the operation was a failure.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on November 13, 2014, 05:03:21 pm
I think we can grant Charlie a bit of poetic licence for the sake of the joke. I think it's more about shaving the bones spurs than chipping at them.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 14, 2014, 01:27:52 pm
I appear to have bought a house, and thus am no longer so concerned about the prospect of being homeless just before Christmas.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 14, 2014, 01:30:43 pm
A few months as a hobo wouldn't have done you any harm, you could have travelled the Midwest in empty railway wagons.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 14, 2014, 01:31:33 pm
No Littlest Hobo jokes, please.

Well done on buying a house Russ.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on November 14, 2014, 02:00:47 pm
I've just sold my house in Glasgow. You've not bought it have you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 14, 2014, 02:07:13 pm
I don't think so, but now you've got me worried. I should double check with the realtor before I sign the paperwork.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on November 14, 2014, 02:50:28 pm

I don't think so, but now you've got me worried. I should double check with the realtor before I sign the paperwork.


Why? It's a lovely flat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 14, 2014, 03:07:44 pm

Why? It's a lovely flat.


I'm sure it is, but the commute for the wife would be a nightmare.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 14, 2014, 03:25:52 pm
It's time that you thought about yourself Russ.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 14, 2014, 03:49:32 pm
That's always been my biggest failing, my unswerving selflessness.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 14, 2014, 09:34:31 pm
That was a nice goal by the Scotlands.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on November 15, 2014, 02:40:47 pm
Pearce. What a guy. (http://www.nottinghampost.com/Stuart-Pearce-encourage-Nottingham-Forest-duo/story-24538524-detail/story.html?dm_i=1C2C,2ZFUC,GTGZF1,AQW5K,1) Mentoring Reidy and Cohen as they take tentative steps towards coaching. It seems years ago since the 'Yes' 'No' tragicomedic Billy interview.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2014, 08:46:17 pm
500 km/h trains in Japan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-30067282

Would make my journey to Nottingham for the game take about 10-12 minutes!!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 15, 2014, 08:52:05 pm
You would spend 5 minutes peeling yourself off the wall of the train when it arrived at the station.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2014, 08:55:25 pm
Yeah... it'd need some speeding-up and slowing down time I admit. Still, pretty remarkable.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 15, 2014, 09:06:11 pm

it'd need some speeding-up and slowing down time I admit


They probably didn't realise that, and are pleased that I raised it. Imagine! I'm not even a transport engineer!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on November 15, 2014, 09:07:54 pm

500 km/h trains in Japan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-30067282

Would make my journey to Nottingham for the game take about 10-12 minutes!!


No it wouldn't. At least twice as long.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2014, 09:20:25 pm

They probably didn't realise that, and are pleased that I raised it. Imagine! I'm not even a transport engineer!


Don't worry. I tweeted them your suggestion. Sure it'll find it's way to the top brass.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 15, 2014, 09:25:31 pm

No it wouldn't. At least twice as long.


Not entirely correct. Depends on the acceleration (I haven't read the piece, does it say how long it takes to get up to speed?).

0-500, then 500-0 average speed over that period (assuming uniform acceleration and deceleration) is 250. How long does that take, and then how far do you travel in that time? you can cover the rest of the distance in 500 (except you can't, at no time soon will we have routes sufficiently straight, nor track sufficiently smooth, to get anywhere near these speeds). We are too cramped, in this country, to lay the sort of track needed, without knocking down stuff too expensive to knock down.

What you really need, is one of these (http://www.eurofoxuk.co.uk/page5.htm) (I've been looking...). You don't need a hundred miles of track, just a short field, daylight, and good weather.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2014, 09:26:49 pm
There's a park next to my house you could pick me up in. Nice one.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on November 15, 2014, 09:28:17 pm

There's a park next to my house you could pick me up in. Nice one.


You'd better have the tightest arse in Christendom, if you're expecting me to come that far out of my way on match days.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 15, 2014, 09:42:41 pm
I thought "Match days" were just "days" for you now?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 15, 2014, 10:04:19 pm

There's a park next to my house you could pick me up in. Nice one.


You'd travel in an aircraft a) built and b) piloted by Tricky? I wouldn't, I've seen the state of his automobiles.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on November 16, 2014, 11:14:20 am

Yeah... it'd need some speeding-up and slowing down time I admit. Still, pretty remarkable.



That's wot beer is for; station near the Shaven - job's a good 'un
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on November 16, 2014, 12:48:02 pm
That car moved yesterday. And I didn't even have to burn down the house.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on November 17, 2014, 02:25:31 pm
Mini-benningtonred No.2 is due end of May 2015. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 17, 2014, 02:36:41 pm
Congratulations for May 2015.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2014, 02:41:49 pm
How old will it be in May?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 17, 2014, 02:43:40 pm
0.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2014, 02:47:44 pm
1!!!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on November 17, 2014, 02:57:36 pm
Red Army.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2014, 03:03:11 pm
Mornington Socialist.

Congrats to Mr Bennington by the way.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on November 17, 2014, 03:09:32 pm

Mini-benningtonred No.2 is due end of May 2015.


Congrats from me too. You'll be needing that extra dosh you winkled out of the client today.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on November 17, 2014, 03:46:58 pm

Congrats from me too. You'll be needing that extra dosh you winkled out of the client today.


Especially as we're now in the process of buying a new house to accommodate the new addition.  And thanks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on November 17, 2014, 09:10:31 pm

Mini-benningtonred No.2 is due end of May 2015.


Congrats mate. Nicely timed to ruin the play-off final for you.  <winkythingusingyourseasontickettosecureaseatatWembley>
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on November 18, 2014, 11:46:34 pm
Took the eldest boy to watch Argentina vs Portugal.
Not the most frantic pace with only one real football team on the pitch. But they didn't win.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on November 22, 2014, 11:32:32 pm
Golf: made 13 par over today in cold, wet conditions on a good course. Probably my best ever round.


Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on November 27, 2014, 09:23:16 pm
Lazy train conductors. Two free journeys this week so far.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on November 28, 2014, 06:03:58 pm
Anonymous systematically doxing the KKK. Having taken over the official Twitter account, they used it to publish full membership details and are now publishing the credit card details, including PINs, of the Grand Poo-bah or whatever they call him.

http://pastebin.com/dpUErTV2
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on November 28, 2014, 06:47:27 pm
Blimey.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on November 28, 2014, 08:01:54 pm
And on Black Friday, too. Very clever.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on December 02, 2014, 10:16:53 am
Been out doing 'stuff' for the last 5-6 nights consecutively, so looking forward to a night in tonight. Please to see Leicester v. Liverpool on TV aswell to entertain me too. Think a 3-3 would be the best result.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 02, 2014, 10:32:15 am
Plenty of injuries followed by a double manager sacking.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on December 02, 2014, 10:33:33 am
Nah, they're both doing a very good job this year no? But yes to lots of injuries. Oh - and another Wes own-goal would go down a treat.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 02, 2014, 12:52:14 pm
The Russian Rouble is now down 40%, as the oil continues to gush out of America and Saudi Arabia. I wonder if Putin still reads his Vladimir Ilyich Lenin these days: "  The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on December 03, 2014, 10:24:29 am
Have a decent amount of downtime ahead after finishing last client work for the year. Last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic so I intend to spend at least a full week doing f*ck all before I start planning for next year.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 03, 2014, 10:43:14 am

Have a decent amount of downtime ahead after finishing last client work for the year. Last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic so I intend to spend at least a full week doing f*ck all before I start planning for next year.


Me too. Just finishing off some things today, got one day to do next week then nada until 5th January. Hurrah!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on December 03, 2014, 11:51:26 am
Last day of work until Dec 22. Yay!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 03, 2014, 11:53:15 am

Last day of work until Dec 22. Yay!


So we won't know how the outcome of the Christmas Jumper saga? Disappointing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 03, 2014, 12:00:03 pm

Last day of work until Dec 22. Yay!


Yay? Have a word with yourself.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on December 03, 2014, 01:09:02 pm
Bloody part timers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on December 03, 2014, 03:58:07 pm

Yay? Have a word with yourself.


Sorry, being a 'Londoner' - "Yah".
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 05, 2014, 02:23:15 pm
LBC asking the questions that really matter. For example, what does Nigel Farage think of breast-feeding in public (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30342953)

More important: what does Eric Pickles think about flatulence in public? His answer to that could be a matter of life and death.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Chicago on December 05, 2014, 03:56:03 pm


Dee Snider's rock and roll christmas tale is playing at the broadway playhouse here in Chicago.  Everything Dee Snider does is brilliant.  I'm booking a ticket even if no-one wants to go with me.  Bloody losers!





Chicago: Twisted
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 05, 2014, 07:43:35 pm
Never mind your stupid polls and stuff, this right here is the single most important thing you can do with your day. Sign it now.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64629
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 05, 2014, 08:48:24 pm
Decided to combine picking up daughter from Trent university with the two of us going to the match tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 05, 2014, 10:30:06 pm
Took delivery of a Roland electric piano this afternoon. It really is quite a remarkable instrument.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on December 05, 2014, 10:32:03 pm

Decided to combine picking up daughter from Trent university with the two of us going to the match tomorrow.


Ok, where shall I meet you?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 06, 2014, 10:06:57 am

Ok, where shall I meet you?


Pizza Express, sweetie, 1.30.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2014, 06:16:08 pm
For once I feel I've had a bit of a result with Veeergin Meeeja, although only because by my maths they have applied the loyal customer bonus twice. So what should have been £78 p/m is now £52.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on December 11, 2014, 01:10:56 pm
Office party  tonight. Was asked by a girl at work - yes, stunning and 20 plus years my junior - if I was going. Said yes but might leave early to go to elsewhere. She said she would leave with me. Shard bar here we come.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 11, 2014, 01:47:38 pm

Office party  tonight. Was asked by a girl at work - yes, stunning and 20 plus years my junior - if I was going. Said yes but might leave early to go to elsewhere. She said she would leave with me. Shard bar here we come.


Be careful it's not a reverse sting by Brooks Newmark.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on December 11, 2014, 01:54:05 pm
If she wants to take risque selfies and pass them on, who would I be to argue?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 11, 2014, 02:39:37 pm

If she wants to take risque selfies and pass them on, and then I post them on talkback,who would I be to argue?


FTFY.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 11, 2014, 02:46:09 pm

If she wants to take risque selfies and pass them on, who would I be to argue?


I believe you're supposed to make your excuses and leave.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 11, 2014, 02:48:44 pm
Courtesy of Twitter. You can never see this too often:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAu1oVeVFU4&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 11, 2014, 03:45:59 pm
My case being postponed, so I don't have to travel down to London now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 17, 2014, 09:43:03 am
Christmas. I really like Christmas these days. And our tree smells amazing this year.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on December 17, 2014, 11:38:10 am
Our tree smells better this year too. We have commented on it and everything.
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Post by: Mike B. on December 17, 2014, 02:54:34 pm
No tree yet - will get one tomorrow.  I can't remember any brand names but the ones we usually buy smell vaguely piney with an undercurrent of mould which gets stronger as the festive season progresses. Something citrusy would make a change.
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Post by: DaveM on December 17, 2014, 03:08:41 pm
My tree doesn't smell. Well, aside from a slight plasticky smell.
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Post by: Nottingham Florist on December 17, 2014, 03:35:41 pm

No tree yet - will get one tomorrow.  I can't remember any brand names but the ones we usually buy smell vaguely piney with an undercurrent of mould which gets stronger as the festive season progresses. Something citrusy would make a change.


Do trees have brand names?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 17, 2014, 03:45:27 pm
Despite the forecast wind and rain, what's pleasing me is the prospect of golf at Belton Park, tomorrow.
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Post by: Mike B. on December 17, 2014, 04:14:41 pm

Do trees have brand names?


I think so. I'm sure I've seen 'Scots' or 'Scotch' or something on some of them and I think they also, or used to, make cassette tapes, porridge and probably other things in addition to trees.

Just been given marching orders to go and secure tree right now - tomorrow no longer good enough - so have to go and get one in the dark. I'll try and check the labels and report back.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 17, 2014, 04:19:48 pm
Nordman trees are good. Dark green, lots of thick vegetation and don't drop much. We used to have a 10-12 footer every year (high ceiling). Now the kids are older we have a smaller fake tree - it's a good fake but a fake nonetheless.
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Post by: jp on December 17, 2014, 05:04:27 pm

Despite the forecast wind and rain, what's pleasing me is the prospect of golf at Belton Park, tomorrow.


I was a member there before I went to university. Very nice course. Used to be quite stuffy, but that was quite a while ago.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on December 17, 2014, 05:27:01 pm

Nordman trees are good.


British Nordman Fir. That's what we've just bought according to the label.

I shall have to google the Nordman bit. It sounds vaguely Scandinavian, so the British bit just confuses me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 17, 2014, 05:34:07 pm

British Nordman Fir. That's what we've just bought according to the label.

I shall have to google the Nordman bit. It sounds vaguely Scandinavian, so the British bit just confuses me.


It's just a variety of fir that was probably developed elsewhere but can be grown here, isn't it? A bit like rhododendrons are from the Himalayas but can be grown here. Or something.

They're good trees, whatever.
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Post by: tricky on December 17, 2014, 05:44:29 pm

I was a member there before I went to university. Very nice course. Used to be quite stuffy, but that was quite a while ago.


They seem to be struggling like most golf clubs.

Quote
Temporary suspension of joining fee

Belton Park announces the temporary suspension of joining fee.

For full details.


At under 22miles, and only 35 minutes by car, it would almost be viable for me to join....were it not for the fact that my broken wrist means I can't actually play regularly any more.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on December 17, 2014, 06:01:44 pm
Do you have any bits left that are still in working order?
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Post by: tricky on December 17, 2014, 06:10:16 pm

Do you have any bits left that are still in working order?


I'm happy to report my left wrist is almost fully functional, and my left elbow and shoulder are much improved after I was permanently banned from tennis.  So one nearly fully functional limb. The rest of me is not much cop.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 17, 2014, 06:14:16 pm

They seem to be struggling like most golf clubs.

At under 22miles, and only 35 minutes by car, it would almost be viable for me to join....were it not for the fact that my broken wrist means I can't actually play regularly any more.


That's a shame. But not a surprise. The adult waiting list was 5 years when I was a junior member. They were pretty condescending (at best) to juniors, unless you were some sort of prodigy, in which case they were just patronising. If they can't now get members now, it's probably a symptom of how golf clubs like that all over the country have put folk off the idea of golf. It may also be a result of the fact that there is much less white-collar employment in Grantham and surrounds, than there used to be.

Golf clubs in Scotland are also struggling, and there are plenty of tw@tty private clubs, but it's more of a working man's game and you see lots of municipal courses in decent nick with a healthy junior section. I can get a round at short notice at 30 odd courses (some council-owned, mostly private) within 30 minutes drive of where I live, for £20-£40. It's strange that there aren't more Scottish golfers amongst the top 50 in the world, because there are a hell of a lot of talented scratch amateurs who know how to play in all conditions.

Could be down to the heroin, I suppose.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 17, 2014, 06:23:59 pm
.....because of injury, I stopped my membership of Beeston fields....it was always really hard to get in there. Not so much any more, I don't think.

The problem with gold clubs was that they practically demanded an elitist (if you consider middle-class ukipy bore to be elitist) membership. Turns out, rather spendidly, that sort of person is dying out with the generation ahead of mine, so there's f*ck all people left who want to be like that.....there are other issues with people not being clubbable any more (round table, rotary, and other community service based clubs are also dying out).

The irony is, that the ultimate idol of the golf club and middle class community club, Margaret Thatcher, is probably the one who has ultimately killed them off, by killing off society as we knew it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on December 17, 2014, 06:43:15 pm

It's just a variety of fir that was probably developed elsewhere but can be grown here, isn't it? A bit like rhododendrons are from the Himalayas but can be grown here. Or something.

They're good trees, whatever.


You're probably right. It's a nice tree, I'm just disappointed that I wasn't able to announce that I'd acquired a Lonesome Pine or a Norwegian Blue or something equally exotic, perhaps with an air freshener and alloy baubles thrown in gratis.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 17, 2014, 07:04:04 pm
In breaking news, with xmas not being at our house this year, and with no planned visits, we are provisionally not bothering with a tree.  This is very good stuff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on December 17, 2014, 07:13:43 pm

Despite the forecast wind and rain, what's pleasing me is the prospect of golf at Belton Park, tomorrow.


I went to a Wedding reception there last week. Couldn't see the course though as it was dark.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 18, 2014, 07:55:00 am



The problem with gold clubs was that they practically demanded an elitist (if you consider middle-class ukipy bore to be elitist) membership. Turns out, rather spendidly, that sort of person is dying out with the generation ahead of mine, so there's f*ck all people left who want to be like that.....there are other issues with people not being clubbable any more (round table, rotary, and other community service based clubs are also dying out.



Times are changing. The golf clubs I play at are without exception pleasant and welcoming to all. That's the only way they're going to survive. People like me and the guys I play with will never join a club with elitist rules or attitudes. At the club where I am a member we have quite a few women and even, even, even black people.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 18, 2014, 09:48:06 am
I take back some of that. Just arrived at Belton Park and it does indeed seem a bit stuffy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 09:59:00 am
Is that pleasing you?

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 09:59:44 am
They're not still insisting on jacket and tie in the dining room, are they? I bet they are.

We played at Royal Wimbledon Common this year, entertaining clients, and none of us had jackets/ties. They took a bit of persuading to let us eat the meal we had already paid for, in the dining room.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 10:00:47 am

They're not still insisting on jacket and tie in the dining room, are they? I bet they are.

We played at Royal Wimbledon Common this year, entertaining clients, and none of us had jackets/ties. They took a bit of persuading to let us eat the meal we had already paid for, in the dining room.


Having said all that, if the course is kept the same standard it was when I played there, you'll have a great round. Enjoy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 10:01:24 am

They're not still insisting on jacket and tie in the dining room, are they? I bet they are.

We played at Royal Wimbledon Common this year, entertaining clients, and none of us had jackets/ties. They took a bit of persuading to let us eat the meal we had already paid for, in the dining room.


Surely it would of been prudent to read up on the rules before going, rather than moaning about it when you get there?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 10:08:27 am
You have a point. But I couldn't believe they were still like that, especially at lunchtime (rather than in the evening, which is usually when that sort of rule is in place at golf clubs).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 10:13:32 am
Golf.

In what's pleasing me news I've finished work and am now set up in the garage. Today is my first proper day in here. I need a bit more kit before I'm completely ready to go and my mate finishing the website would be a bonus but I'm nearly there.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 10:18:48 am

Golf.



Golf?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 18, 2014, 10:22:39 am

Golf?


Golf.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on December 18, 2014, 10:28:37 am

They're not still insisting on jacket and tie in the dining room, are they? I bet they are.

We played at Royal Wimbledon Common this year, entertaining clients, and none of us had jackets/ties. They took a bit of persuading to let us eat the meal we had already paid for, in the dining room.


Did you turn up in Womble suits?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 10:37:35 am
If only.

There would have been no problem with dress code had we done so.

FACT non-members are allowed to play once a year, free, if dressed as Uncle Bulgaria for the full 18 holes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 18, 2014, 10:42:49 am
It always tickled me that in the Ritz and Dorchester they insisted I wear my jacket while accompanying my rich landed coutts account holding friend for late tea/drinks.

That was the stylish jacket that was denim with removable sleeves, held on by press studs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on December 18, 2014, 11:04:27 am
I had a dancing gig at The Dorchester on Friday night. The X'mas party of some oil firm. Everyone spoke Russian. They fed us while we were there though which was a nice bonus.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on December 18, 2014, 11:55:06 am
Hope you weren't paid in Roubles
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on December 18, 2014, 02:08:22 pm

They fed us while we were there though which was a nice bonus.


Did they offer tea?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on December 18, 2014, 02:09:17 pm
Unfortunately not. The dessert was horrible too. It had like sugar on top of it that had been fired with a blow-torch thing and was still on fire. Made the whole dessert just taste of burn.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 18, 2014, 03:02:36 pm
Was it a creme brulee?

If it was Russian food, or a Russian take on something else, it was bound to be lousy. Russian food is lousy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 18, 2014, 03:21:36 pm
The dressed herring looks pretty appetising.

(http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/dressed-herring-russian-salad-traditional-salted-beet-selyodka-pod-shuboy-31039836.jpg)
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Post by: JimShady on December 18, 2014, 04:22:57 pm

Was it a creme brulee?

If it was Russian food, or a Russian take on something else, it was bound to be lousy. Russian food is lousy.


Don't think so. I know brulee. I like it. This was like ice-cream in the middle. With meringue around the outside / top. I've lived in this here London for ages now and I've never seen anything like it. God knows what Ingo would have thought.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 18, 2014, 04:26:53 pm
It's my kind of chef that can make ice cream taste burnt.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on December 18, 2014, 04:34:25 pm
Isn't it a pavlova with ice cream and meringue? Not sure about the burnt sugar though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on December 18, 2014, 04:46:33 pm
Isn't that a baked Alaska?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 18, 2014, 04:49:14 pm
Yes, it is.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on December 18, 2014, 04:51:09 pm

They're not still insisting on jacket and tie in the dining room, are they? I bet they are.

We played at Royal Wimbledon Common this year, entertaining clients, and none of us had jackets/ties. They took a bit of persuading to let us eat the meal we had already paid for, in the dining room.


No jacket or tie needed at Belton Park, although this was lunchtime. There were two blokes dressed as Santa in there, with an office party, and they weren't being hassled about dress code. The golf club members seemed decent enough - they even sent over some spare pork pies and cheese for us, that the party hadn't eaten. Course in good condition, although half a dozen tees were on mats. I played badly but really enjoyed it and went round with a smile on my face. That's not like me. I usually get positively Donny-esque when the golf isn't going well. Maybe I'm beginning to like Christmas again - not done that for quite a few years.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on December 18, 2014, 04:53:07 pm

Yes, it is.


Thanks. Mystery solved. The lesson learnt, is don't order it at The Dorchester. It's sh!t.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on December 19, 2014, 02:56:50 pm
That's work over for this year. Woot.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 24, 2014, 01:42:01 pm
Waste Management finally came to pick up the bagsters on my front garden, leaving my house looking a little less white trash than it did previously. Planning to spend the day tearing out a bathroom, so the resulting porcelain fixtures that will go into the new bagster will restore the white trash look quite quickly and effectively.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on December 24, 2014, 02:15:42 pm
Is a bagster like a normal bag but dressed like a c*nt?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on December 24, 2014, 02:55:35 pm

Is a bagster like a normal bag but dressed like a c*nt?


You make that sound like a fashion movement inspired by me.  A c*nt, dressed like a bin.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on December 24, 2014, 02:58:47 pm
(http://www.homedepot.ca/wcsstore/HomeDepotCanada/images/catalog/17138.Bagster_Dumpster_in_a_Bag_Main_4.jpg)

I've seen tricky dressed in worse.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on December 26, 2014, 05:59:21 pm
SNOW!!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on December 26, 2014, 07:37:28 pm

SNOW!!


"Isn't it pretty?" "Yeah, bloody car won't start though"
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on December 28, 2014, 09:58:04 am

Thanks. Mystery solved. The lesson learnt, is don't order it at The Dorchester. It's sh!t.


Jay Rayner agrees with shady

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/28/dorchester-grill-restaurant-review-jay-rayner
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on December 28, 2014, 11:28:53 am

Jay Rayner agrees with shady

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/28/dorchester-grill-restaurant-review-jay-rayner


I think he had decided he wasn't going to like it before he even arrived.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on January 04, 2015, 07:30:50 pm
Seen the Aldridge penalty miss from the 88(?) cup final at least twice today. Good times.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 05, 2015, 01:49:59 pm
The rats, squirrels or whatever they were making so much noise in the roof space above my office appear to have been killed by the poison the pest control bloke put in there. All is quiet.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on January 05, 2015, 01:51:24 pm
So you're subcontracting work out now?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on January 05, 2015, 03:27:32 pm
Landing a 9 team accumulator over the weekend after 3 injury time winning goals. Not much of a return as I backed a load of short odds favourites but a small victory nevertheless, something our current manager dreams of.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 07, 2015, 09:27:51 am
Can't find the tv thread so will put this here. A bit behind the times but watched the first two episodes of Homeland season one last night. Very good.
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Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on January 08, 2015, 05:14:56 pm
Well, he's got to be disappointed with that (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jan/08/andy-townsend-itv-contract-not-renewed)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on January 08, 2015, 06:28:16 pm

Can't find the tv thread so will put this here. A bit behind the times but watched the first two episodes of Homeland season one last night. Very good.


We really liked Homeland and watched right up to season three on Netflix. We missed the start of season four on Channel Four and then the episodes had dropped off the website.

Just started Orange Is The New Black, one episode in. Lots of norks in the first one but might just be enough plot to keep the interest going beyond that. If not, there's always the norks.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on January 08, 2015, 11:28:40 pm
Just switched the tv on and on notts tv they have their boot room programme, featuring johnno and John Thompson discussing forest. Better than celeb big brother.

But who is the cockney presenter? I recognise him from somewhere but can't place him...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 09, 2015, 08:57:48 am



Just started Orange Is The New Black, one episode in. Lots of norks in the first one but might just be enough plot to keep the interest going beyond that. If not, there's always the norks.


My wife watches that. She says there's way too much sex in it for me to handle.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 09, 2015, 10:04:55 am
I've watched both seasons. It's good.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on January 10, 2015, 10:23:27 am
It's Mrs JP's birthday next week, which gives me an excuse to take us both to my favourite eatery in Edinburgh. Fortunately when I asked her where she wanted to go, that was what she chose.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on January 10, 2015, 09:34:56 pm

It's Mrs JP's birthday next week, which gives me an excuse to take us both to my favourite eatery in Edinburgh. Fortunately when I asked her where she wanted to go, that was what she chose.

Heading up to Edinburg with Mrs J, and the three little Miss Js during half-term. To see pandas and such like. As our friendly Scotch lawyer, can you recommend some family friendly eateries and things to do pls and ta.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on January 10, 2015, 10:15:54 pm
Yes, and yes. If I don't do it within the next couple of days, send me a pm to remind me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 10, 2015, 10:21:49 pm
My GFs relatives took their 3 and 6 year old to something near the castle a few weeks ago which looked ace and the kids loved. Lots of mirrors that distort stuff, and rooms that distort perception. Maybe JP knows what it was called?

Edit, this:vhttp://www.camera-obscura.co.uk

Also climb St Arthur's seat?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on January 11, 2015, 09:15:41 am

Just switched the tv on and on notts tv they have their boot room programme, featuring johnno and John Thompson discussing forest. Better than celeb big brother.

But who is the cockney presenter? I recognise him from somewhere but can't place him...


His name is Mark Webster but can't remember where I've seen him previously.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on January 11, 2015, 01:41:59 pm

His name is Mark Webster but can't remember where I've seen him previously.


Ahhhh okay well looking at his Wikipedia page, there are various places I may recognise him from.

He fronted a music show on 'Music Box' TV which I used to watch when a teenager, he has since presented a lot of US Sports shows on late night TV.

An odd choice for Notts TV, but I must say he appeared to be completely clued up on the details of the current Forest situation, which I guess comes from being a seasoned sports journalist
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on January 11, 2015, 06:11:50 pm

Well, he's got to be disappointed with that (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jan/08/andy-townsend-itv-contract-not-renewed)


Bye bye Andy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt7bwc4ldII
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: BrettWilliams on January 12, 2015, 01:34:47 pm
No longer sh!tting through the eye of a needle. Feck you, norovirus.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on January 20, 2015, 02:53:45 pm
Victory to fat jealous killjoy, Clare Short (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4328253.ece)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on January 20, 2015, 02:59:54 pm

Victory to fat jealous killjoy, Clare Short (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4328253.ece)



I covered this yesterday in the toast thread. With a most excellent pun.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on January 20, 2015, 04:12:10 pm
I know. He obviously hasn't read that thread. Surely a mention of his nemesis will draw him out?
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Post by: ned on January 20, 2015, 06:01:01 pm
Apologies if previously posted. Forest fan v Mills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h53vq
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 24, 2015, 04:18:51 pm
Got a cracking pair of speakers, at a bargain price.  Probably have enough speakers for the moment now. still....there's a nice pair of floorstanders that I have my eye on....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: SWT on January 24, 2015, 04:59:17 pm
The FA Cup.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 24, 2015, 05:05:53 pm
In what way? All it reminds me is that we're not f*cking in it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 24, 2015, 05:18:21 pm
Tell you what though, I'd take John Stead on today's peeformance. Excellent hold up play.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on January 24, 2015, 11:26:52 pm
used the local 'buy and sell' group on facebook in anger today. Partly to get rid of some of the ex's old art books that she didn't want to take, as well as one or two other bits and bobs. Ended up selling a few items and buying a box of 100 various vinyl albums in exchange for some money and the art books, so good all round.

In case you are wondering, I do quite a bit of music stuff where I sample of old records, which is why I wanted them. The collection is brilliant too - lots of obscure 70s soul and funk.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 25, 2015, 11:28:00 am
Today I have bought more speakers.  Time to stop with the speakers now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2015, 12:03:09 pm

Today I have bought more speakers.  Time to stop with the speakers now.


No it isn't, you've got the Quo approach to speakers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on January 25, 2015, 12:07:46 pm
Or bicycle approach? (N+1)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 25, 2015, 01:13:10 pm
Tim Andy doing his thing against Dimitrov at the Aussie open.  It's crunch time. The next few games could be crucial. Great game.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 25, 2015, 01:21:55 pm
Fantastic fully committed overhead from Dimitrov there...pushed forward into the stroke, pulled his arm all the way back, and fully committed to the smash.  That's one of the finest examples of trashing a raquet in temper that I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 25, 2015, 01:24:14 pm
Murray gets out of there in four.  Great work.
Quote
Goran Ivanisevic

2001 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Murray* 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-5 Dimitrov

Posted at

"Yes, that is how to break a racquet! Come on, I love it. I'm much happier by the smashed racquet than the clean Murray backhand winner. Wow, that was good racquet smashing. That was art. There is a divot on court where he threw it."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on January 25, 2015, 01:48:41 pm
i was at the kyrgios match.. great atmosphere and the guy has got great power, guts, and he was able to keep both of those things going for five sets. but he'd have needed to go up a couple of levels to be a match for any of the top ten. seppi just didn't have any of the weapons or craft that you need to overcome a power player having a good day. the aussie will be no match for the murray that i saw in the bits of his game i watched.

contrast with raonic, who i saw the other day. he's a brute.. but he's got the skills to go with it. djoko may well end up going into a qf against him having not broken sweat for the tournament - though he's the best that there is for going up three gears as soon as he needs to.

when the draw was made it looked like a bit of a nightmare for murray, but, subject to raft's fitness, he's just beaten the best player that was left in his half. i'd rather be him than anyone else in the draw right now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 25, 2015, 02:08:18 pm
....Murray has only lost a set so far, and Dimitrov was a very big potential banana skin.  I know Nishikori and Stan are ahead in the rankings, but does anyone doubt that Dimitrov is/will be for years a better player?

Kyrgios should play into Murray's counter punching hands - there's a danger he has a worldy, but after a long five set match in his first quarter at his home tournament? Probably not. 9/10 Murray loses to Rafa. Even half dead Rafa. Having said that, I'd give him as good a chance now as at any time. Murray looks like the Murray who can beat everyone, apart from the rest of the top four, with ease.  The serve is better (close to back to what it was), and he's more attacking off the ground, but still with a great balance of a terrific defence. If the confidence and conditioning is really there (not tested yet) then it's a potential final.  Then Djokovic.  Shame, there was a time Murray was an equal contemporary of Djokovic....there is some work to do to restore that parity.  Djokovic is head and shoulders the best player on the planet at the moment.

Still.  I've always thought Murray should expect to win this slam.  The surface suits him well (fast and bouncy). Maybe this is the year. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on January 27, 2015, 11:18:05 pm
New car. Tricky would love it, it's absolutely loaded with gadgetry.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on January 29, 2015, 12:43:49 pm
murray again. fantastic semi-final win.. and so i get to go see one of my favourite sportspeople ever in a grand slam final.

this moving to australia lark is GRATE.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on January 29, 2015, 01:57:20 pm
Have you developed the 'upwards inflection' yet?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on January 29, 2015, 04:41:06 pm

murray again. fantastic semi-final win.. and so i get to go see one of my favourite sportspeople ever in a grand slam final.

this moving to australia lark is GRATE.


How did you manager to wangle tickets to the final?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on January 29, 2015, 09:40:48 pm

How did you manager to wangle tickets to the final?


no wangling required. but to guarantee them i had to buy tickets for all the semi & final sessions, so a certain amount of 'not looking too closely at what all this is costing' was necessary.


Have you developed the 'upwards inflection' yet?


have mainly spoken to brits, irish, and americans since i've been here. so i'm still clear. it's only matter of time though. all the brits, irish and americans i've spoken to seem to do it. cnuts.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on January 29, 2015, 09:57:52 pm

Have you developed the 'upwards inflection' yet.


Translated this for you.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 30, 2015, 12:51:53 am
Needed a computer to test networking and interoperability. Ideally something that can "be" a range of machines...or otherwise, you need to carry around a range of machines, and even one normal laptop gets hard work constantly going from one place to another over the course of hours.

These (http://www.simplyacer.com/acer-aspire-s3-391.html) have almost disappeared, apart from used...but are very handy being small, light, and with almost identical hardware to the macbook air. The big disadvantage being the inability to upgrade memory, it comes with 4GB and that's what you're stuck with. The identical to the macbook air thing is important, because you can actually run os x on it, which I intended to.

Anyhow, managed to pick up an ex-display one cheap (the SSD and hard drive version was a grand new, this was £400)...the setup on the hard drives had been mucked about with a bit, and no retail packaging, but it's in spotless nick).

..so sorted out the windows 8 and recovery partitions, upgraded to 8.1, and got it dual booting windows 8.1 and lubuntu. Put lubuntu / and swap on the SSD with a large /home partition on the HD. Was going to try to triple boot with OS x, but my previous experience with that is that it can be clunky (the dual boot setup is impeccable, it behaves exactly as it did out of the box, automatically booting into win 8.1, but if you hit the boot menu function key during bootup you can choose ubuntu, and around four seconds later there is a dialogue box for your password). When there are three operating systems on there, at any given point one is likely to be messing with another.

So instead I decided to to run win7 and osx yos as vm's.  works like a dream, and lubuntu is so lightweight I can easily run the guest os's with three processors and 3gb memory out of the four and four available on the machine.  They both run fine. It will obviously piss another linux distribution (like for example kali for network testing).

So I have a nice small and light alluminium-magnesium ultrabook, that will work as a network testing tool, and can also serve as a server vm test bed.

It will also write letters.

Very pleased.

I'm liking lubuntu, uses all the current ubuntu repositories, so you can run all the same software as current ubuntu, but the window manager is lightweight with a menu structure (think win xp - like)....it makes it ideal as a lightweight host os for laptop based vm's.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on January 30, 2015, 02:02:29 pm
Just sold daughter's Ka for £475 cash. Not bad seeing as the MOT is due and it'll need a fair bit of welding.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on January 30, 2015, 02:12:10 pm
It was great that you managed to get those two different half cars to fit together so well.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on January 30, 2015, 03:06:50 pm

It was great that you managed to get those two different half cars to fit together so well.


...and only using gaffer tape.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on January 30, 2015, 06:04:38 pm
I suppose a scythe makes for a handy negotiating tool..........
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 01, 2015, 11:17:07 am
War, ooh, what is it good for? Tennis fans. Two sets, two tie breaks, one all. Game on. Amazing game on.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 01, 2015, 11:23:43 am
Really brilliant isn't it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 01, 2015, 11:24:15 am
It's that good I'm considering walking across the room to turn on the surround sound.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 01, 2015, 11:59:49 am
He's gone I'm afraid.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on February 01, 2015, 01:10:24 pm

War, ooh, what is it good for? Tennis fans. Two sets, two tie breaks, one all. Game on. Amazing game on.

Unfortunately, there it ended. Novak got into the Jock's head and that was it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on February 02, 2015, 11:36:47 am

Unfortunately, there it ended. Novak got into the Jock's head and that was it.


shame, that. murray's demons had him in the second set, but he fought them off. in the end, he just made too many mistakes (hardly a lot of them, but djoko wasn't making any) and stopped being able to recover from them. he couldn't fight them off a second time. when djokovic is in that mood it takes federer or nadal on their a-game to win. murray was at that level, just not for long enough.

despite the result, it was a privilege to be there and see that. the first two sets were remarkable.. up there with the great fed/nadal finals.. even though the whole match faded to fall short of 'legendary' status. it probably goes without saying, but if anyone gets the chance to see a grand slam final whilst current 'big four' are still around, then go do it. there are good players on the way up, but i didn't see anyone all week who could have even come close to living with either of those two guys in the form they were in.. and i covered off all of the 'pretenders' except dimitrov (i didn't see federer, and nadal was only at about 40%, so those two don't count).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 02, 2015, 11:45:26 am
I'm not a huge tennis fan, so not sure if it's a normal thing, but Novak's 'injury' antics throughout the game made him look a right tw@t.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on February 02, 2015, 11:58:25 am

I'm not a huge tennis fan, so not sure if it's a normal thing, but Novak's 'injury' antics throughout the game made him look a right tw@t.


he does that. as murray chuntered at some point. then again, murray spends half his time clutching at his knee or his back, so he's not much better.

this is why nadal is the best. he'll play a brutal 5-setter and it's only in the press conference afterwards that you find out that he'd broken his leg in four places, had his left foot held on with gaffer tape, and was playing with no arms.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on February 03, 2015, 09:44:22 pm
Preston beating "cup experts" Sheff Utd.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 03, 2015, 10:53:58 pm
Our anti-spam measures seem to be very effective.  No new members since last august.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 04, 2015, 07:54:19 am

Our anti-spam measures seem to be very effective.  No new members since last august.


Is this good for the continuation of this great institution?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on February 04, 2015, 09:23:56 am

Our anti-spam measures seem to be very effective.  No new members since last august.


Is that Trickensian for we're under an embargo?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on February 04, 2015, 09:29:13 am

Is this good for the continuation of this great institution?


We're already at maximum c*nt level - there's just no room for any more
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Vennox on February 04, 2015, 09:29:36 am
You want to transfer?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on February 08, 2015, 04:23:19 pm
Alan Hill (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hbytn#auto) reminisces about his Forest days.  Starts at 2 hours 8 minutes in.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 08, 2015, 04:44:05 pm
Alan Hill still owes me a Football/Forest related favour. I'm not expecting him to pay up, and imagine the club won't either.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff_K on February 08, 2015, 08:21:59 pm

Alan Hill (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hbytn#auto) reminisces about his Forest days.  Starts at 2 hours 8 minutes in.
Thanks for that, interesting for us oldies.  Can anyone (Charlie? Ned?) help out with who else we signed after Peter Grummitt was injured - I remember Dave Hollins but I'm sure that there was another one
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on February 08, 2015, 08:40:41 pm

Thanks for that, interesting for us oldies.  Can anyone (Charlie? Ned?) help out with who else we signed after Peter Grummitt was injured - I remember Dave Hollins but I'm sure that there was another one


Jim Barron?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 09, 2015, 11:43:17 am

Jim Barron?


That is the name I recall.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 09, 2015, 12:13:02 pm

Thanks for that, interesting for us oldies.  Can anyone (Charlie? Ned?) help out with who else we signed after Peter Grummitt was injured - I remember Dave Hollins but I'm sure that there was another one


According to the Forest book by **** *******, Brian Williamson took over from Grummitt midway through the 67-68 season. Following season, it was Grummitt for first half of the season, Alan Hill for the final dozen or so, with a few games here and there for Williamson and Gordon Marshall. Jim Barron didn't play for us until August 1970.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff_K on February 09, 2015, 12:27:47 pm

According to the Forest book by **** *******, Brian Williamson took over from Grummitt midway through the 67-68 season. Following season, it was Grummitt for first half of the season, Alan Hill for the final dozen or so, with a few games here and there for Williamson and Gordon Marshall. Jim Barron didn't play for us until August 1970.

Thanks Charlie (and Garf and Ned) it was Brian Williamson I was trying to think of, came in as a replacement when Grummitt got injured then got injured himself, and Marshall came in (I think)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: The GasMan on February 09, 2015, 02:10:03 pm
I was at the City Ground way back then, when Dave Hollins was in goal for the injured Grummitt. It was against d*rby & the ground had a gob-smacking (almost) 50,000 erks packed inside. Glad the ground didn't catch fire that day!
Hollins had a 'mare & I seem to remember we lost.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 09, 2015, 02:43:27 pm
Crocuses in the garden are pleasing me. Just sat outside with a cup of coffee and there's real strength in the sunshine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 18, 2015, 10:21:47 am
Nice touch to say he's only on loan:

Gary Gardner ‏@22Gards  9m9 minutes ago
Good luck to kev mac and the young lads tonight!!! Let's get down to the city ground and support them!! #NFFC
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on February 18, 2015, 10:28:29 am
He might be trying to build a few bridges. It seems he tweeted something last night about Bent scoring as Bent is his mate, before he then realised he was effectively celebrating a d*rby goal. He deleted the tweet and did some sort of 'oops' tweet. A few fans told him not to worry but some bell ends gave him some 'you don't care about the shirt' stick.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 18, 2015, 10:28:58 am

I was at the City Ground way back then, when Dave Hollins was in goal for the injured Grummitt. It was against d*rby & the ground had a gob-smacking (almost) 50,000 erks packed inside. Glad the ground didn't catch fire that day!
Hollins had a 'mare & I seem to remember we lost.

I recall Hilley going in goal for Alan Hill...and seem to remember him having a stormer with the crowd singing: "Hilley is better than Yashin."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on February 18, 2015, 11:52:27 am

Nice touch to say he's only on loan:

Gary Gardner ‏@22Gards  9m9 minutes ago
Good luck to kev mac and the young lads tonight!!! Let's get down to the city ground and support them!! #NFFC ⚽️⚽️

Nice touch and a bit cocky too, what is he about 1 or 2 years older than "the young lads"?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 18, 2015, 12:07:44 pm
I've hit on a cunning plan for tuesday night football.  I used to play at the back. I would shout at everyone, and call them c*nts for not defending properly. Nobody was happy. I've decided instead to swan about up front, now I have more fun, and they all call me a c*nt instead. Everybody is happy.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2015, 12:34:38 pm

I've hit on a cunning plan for tuesday night football.  I used to play at the back. I would shout at everyone, and call them c*nts for not defending properly. Nobody was happy. I've decided instead to swan about up front, now I have more fun, and they all call me a c*nt instead. Everybody is happy.


I'm not entirely sure the above statement is 100% FACT.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 18, 2015, 02:06:45 pm

I'm not entirely sure the above statement is 100% FACT.


Pah! You and your so called FACTS!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 20, 2015, 12:22:12 am
Plumbing. Of all the elements involved in a renovation, I probably enjoy plumbing the most.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 20, 2015, 01:26:11 am

Plumbing. Of all the elements involved in a renovation, I probably enjoy plumbing the most.


Plastic push fit stuff, yes. Copper brazed stuff, no. I did about fifty percent of my plumbing. The wastes, the porcelain, the sinks, the showers. The tough stuff around the boiler, storage tank, and underfloor heating, I got a professional in for. Its not fun f*cking up those bits.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 20, 2015, 02:03:28 am
Copper my arse. Pex, Sharkbite and ABS all the way for me.

I haven't done anything with my furnace and when I do I'll get a professional in, but most heating over here is done with forced air systems rather than radiators so the only hot water travelling anywhere is for the taps.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2015, 08:44:49 am
Push fit is for winners. Takes about 5 minutes and ta-dar perfectly plumbed house.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Rich B on February 20, 2015, 09:05:18 am
It's Friday
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 23, 2015, 03:58:59 pm
The house next door to me (identical to mine, but renovated to a really high standard) just sold for $170K more than I paid for mine two months ago. That makes me feel less angry about the amount of work I'm having to do to mine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: graham on February 23, 2015, 04:25:05 pm
Jack Straw suspended from the Labour party. A lamppost would be better, but that will do.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 23, 2015, 04:29:26 pm
Lives near me. My friend went to School with his son. I'll pass on my condolences from you lot next time I see him.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 23, 2015, 04:36:07 pm
I know someone who is good friends with Alan Johnson MP's son. I saw Alan Johnson MP at a gig, once - it was his son's band.

Does anyone else know the son of a Labour MP?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on February 23, 2015, 04:53:51 pm

I know someone who is good friends with Alan Johnson MP's son. I saw Alan Johnson MP at a gig, once - it was his son's band.

Does anyone else know the son of a Labour MP?


Not a labour one; but I used to to live next door to that Fallon bloke; so I knew his sons. Well I say knew, I saw them through the window a number of times.
I was unlikely to know them any better seeing as how they (and his wife, who wasn't really his wife) weren't allowed to mix with us next door, mainly on account of our son going to the
local state school.

Yes he really was as much of a dick as he sounds.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 23, 2015, 05:08:19 pm
I'm hoping someone will know a relative of Michael Fabricant, because I think his wig is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on February 23, 2015, 06:32:50 pm

The house next door to me (identical to mine, but renovated to a really high standard) just sold for $170K more than I paid for mine two months ago. That makes me feel less angry about the amount of work I'm having to do to mine.

How much more do you think being renovated to Russ-standard will put on the price?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 23, 2015, 06:33:35 pm

How much more do you think being renovated to Russ-standard will put on the price?


Not as much as he made, he did an awesome job. I don't think I've screwed mine up too badly though.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on February 23, 2015, 06:39:58 pm
Good luck.  Have just had my place rewired and it's about to be plastered.  Small fry I'm sure but it's a pain in the backside and I've not had to do anything other than spend cash and coordinate things. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on February 23, 2015, 08:13:48 pm

I know someone who is good friends with Alan Johnson MP's son. I saw Alan Johnson MP at a gig, once - it was his son's band.

Does anyone else know the son of a Labour MP?


Vernon Coaker's wife was my daughter's teacher. I don't know if they have a son.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on February 23, 2015, 08:28:11 pm

I know someone who is good friends with Alan Johnson MP's son. I saw Alan Johnson MP at a gig, once - it was his son's band.

Does anyone else know the son of a Labour MP?


I'm currently reading Alan Johnsons book.

I've met Edward Garniers daughter, I didn't realise she was a bbc reporter. She was pleasant.

I know someone who's dad was good friends with Tony Benn.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on February 23, 2015, 08:28:32 pm
Edwina Currie once came round my school and we had to stand when she came in the classroom. Does that sort of count?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on February 23, 2015, 08:29:14 pm
I also know the current south d*rbyshire MP's husband
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on February 23, 2015, 08:39:48 pm
I've known a current MP pretty well since university, been to his house many times and have been to the last three Trent Bridge tests with him - he's got a son but I haven't met him since he was a baby. Our current MP lives next door to friends of ours, he's got one son but I've never met him (the son).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 23, 2015, 08:46:10 pm
I live in Cotgrave, no MP is stupid enough to let their offspring come anywhere near here.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 23, 2015, 08:46:47 pm
Is there anyone in this country who doesn't have a personal connection to a MP? How many frickin MPs are there, for goodness sake?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Psychobella on February 23, 2015, 10:54:53 pm
One of my old friends is married to the Sister of  a German MP (or equivalent). I once gave him some sound advice, while pissed out of my tiny mind, on nuclear policy and a reasonable approach to abortion.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on February 23, 2015, 11:07:38 pm
Ooh, can I play...
Mrs Juanjo went to uni with a current MP. My mate worked for Yvette Cooper (and stayed at her and Ed's house/babysat their kids). I've dealt with Joe 'massage parlour' Ashton's daughter, who worked at my place before me (and hence is friends acquainted with a lot of my colleagues).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mangetout on February 24, 2015, 05:56:38 am
I went to school with John Major's kids and Mark Lancaster. That's the interesting part.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on February 24, 2015, 06:03:07 am
Ooh, ooh I forgot, one of my friends friends used to read the paper to David blunkett.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 24, 2015, 07:16:42 am

I went to school with John Major's kids and Mark Lancaster. That's the interesting part.


Who is Mark Lancaster?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 24, 2015, 07:40:17 am
I had a few meetings and a couple of pints with our old Labour MP. He's no longer an MP but his son is, in a neighbouring constituency, and my wife has met him if that counts. The bloke who used to live next door to me (Forest fan, but a glory boy who therefore rarely goes these days) was our Tory borough councillor but is now standing for UKIP at the election. He is a knob.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on February 24, 2015, 07:49:09 am
Tricky?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2015, 07:58:55 am

Ooh, ooh I forgot, one of my friends friends used to read the paper to David blunkett.


Did he ever get a bit handsy?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mangetout on February 24, 2015, 08:02:43 am

Who is Mark Lancaster?

I thought he was an MP. Could be mistaken.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 24, 2015, 08:20:17 am
He may be. I'd never heard of him, that was all.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2015, 08:24:10 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lancaster

Looks like he edits his own Wikipedia page.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on February 24, 2015, 09:43:08 am
I used to deliever papers to Kenneth Clarke's house on Melton Rd.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on February 24, 2015, 09:50:37 am
Every thread on these lines leads inevitably towards the crap old Forest goalkeeper and Bernie Clifton.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: AG on February 24, 2015, 09:55:27 am
Went to college with Ed Davey and with Ffion Hague (all right, not an MP, but an MP's wife).  Does that count?

I only ever spoke to her once and she thought I was trying to chat her up.  I wasn't.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on February 24, 2015, 02:24:32 pm
I've never knowingly met an MP, but I have been falling down drunk on the terrace at the House Of Commons.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on February 24, 2015, 06:52:28 pm

I had a few meetings and a couple of pints with our old Labour MP. He's no longer an MP but his son is, in a neighbouring constituency, and my wife has met him if that counts. The bloke who used to live next door to me (Forest fan, but a glory boy who therefore rarely goes these days) was our Tory borough councillor but is now standing for UKIP at the election. He is a knob.



It's possible that I have also met this ex-MPs son (who is currently an MP) - Andy Sawford?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on February 24, 2015, 06:54:31 pm

I live in Cotgrave, no MP is stupid enough to let their offspring come anywhere near here.



I'm actually pretty confident that an actual MP actually lives in Cotgrave! I don't know if he has any offspring.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 24, 2015, 07:06:40 pm


I'm actually pretty confident that an actual MP actually lives in Cotgrave! I don't know if he has any offspring.


So maybe my point stands? Is it Vernon Coaker? I think he has links with Cotgrave.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on February 24, 2015, 07:19:56 pm
I would like to see more of Tracey Crouch.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 24, 2015, 07:24:00 pm

I would like to see more of Tracey Crouch.


Googled her.  I suspect that puts you in very select company.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on February 24, 2015, 07:28:02 pm

I would like to see more of Tracey Crouch.


Really? But she's so............



Tory.

Yuk.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on February 24, 2015, 08:31:58 pm

I've met Edward Garniers daughter...


Is he the Laboratoire guy?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on February 24, 2015, 09:59:23 pm
I've had lunch with former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and photographed Nick Clegg, a frequent visitor to my office.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on February 25, 2015, 08:17:40 am

Googled her.  I suspect that puts you in very select company.


Ned, and several million male horses.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 25, 2015, 08:36:20 am


It's possible that I have also met this ex-MPs son (who is currently an MP) - Andy Sawford?


Top sleuthing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on February 25, 2015, 07:30:14 pm
This

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/24/the-city-that-privatised-itself-to-death-london-is-now-a-set-of-improbable-sex-toys-poking-gormlessly-into-the-air

is a great piece of writing by Ian Martin. His satirical 'diary' in the architects' journal is required reading for anyone interested in where they live, but he doesn't often do longer form stuff like this.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 26, 2015, 01:33:58 pm
I went for my first interview after being made redundant (again) at the end of November yesterday. I only started applying for stuff a few weeks ago after taking time off to care for the ill ex-Mrs. Seán.

It was initially a contract gig, but they called this morning to make me an offer of a permanent role, paying some 10K more than my last gig and a healthy car allowance.

Just had the email confirmation. Which is nice.Just have to struggle through March now, but....Get.The f*ck. In.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 26, 2015, 02:00:29 pm
.......Get.The f*ck. In.


Good work Sean. Hope things see a bit of an upturn for you.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 26, 2015, 03:05:33 pm
Thanks. It has been a turbulent few years..

I'll no no doubt be asking the collective for car advice as I have an  allowance. Not sure quite how it works as I've always had expensed company cars rather than allowance thing....it's happening rather quickly...I only applied for it a week ago! So either I'm ace or they're desperate....
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 26, 2015, 03:25:00 pm
....So either I'm ace or they're desperate....


No matter...if the price is right, come on down!

Car advice from an allowance can be tricky with a new job.  It's hard to know where you are in terms of job security, et al....how far you have to travel, totyal mileage, alternative transport if it's broken... You might well not want to be saddled with a three year lease if the job goes titsup in the short term. Using the allowance to fund a loan (financing), to purchase second hand, at least means you have something to sell to recover your outlay (ideally make sure any loan has no penalties for early repayment) should things go wrong. It would probably be less car for the money, and certainly exposes you to more risk of car not working sometimes. The absolute banger route (in the short term) is the alternative....something so cheap that if it gets as far as it's next tax/mot it owes you nothing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 26, 2015, 04:08:54 pm
Hmm. I had considered that . The role itself does involve a fair bit of business travelling, so the banger route may not be an option. I'm not clear yet on how it works, to be honest as I only the phone call and email offer this morning.

It's based in Sutton in Ashfield, so  a good hour's drive to and from each day...if all else fails I still have my trusty hairdressers 206 (it was only intended a a temporary stop gap...14 months later and it hasn't put a foot wrong) which has only just been taxed and MOT'd. Not sure whether to keep it on standby as a back up or what at the moment. It's quite a lot to take in as whole process has taken little more than a week from initial application to the offer..

Still as first world problems go, it's a nice one to have...
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on February 26, 2015, 04:28:33 pm
If the 206 works, use it. Trouser the allowance, and build up a fighting fund to be able to get a new car sharpish, if needs must.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on February 26, 2015, 05:41:51 pm

This

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/24/the-city-that-privatised-itself-to-death-london-is-now-a-set-of-improbable-sex-toys-poking-gormlessly-into-the-air

is a great piece of writing by Ian Martin. His satirical 'diary' in the architects' journal is required reading for anyone interested in where they live, but he doesn't often do longer form stuff like this.


It's all a bit corduroy-trouser wearing for my tastes
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on February 27, 2015, 08:59:35 am

This

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/24/the-city-that-privatised-itself-to-death-london-is-now-a-set-of-improbable-sex-toys-poking-gormlessly-into-the-air

is a great piece of writing by Ian Martin. His satirical 'diary' in the architects' journal is required reading for anyone interested in where they live, but he doesn't often do longer form stuff like this.


Good writing indeed. I remember the Paolozzi mosaics going into Tottenham Ct Rd tube. On the strength of that work we (ad agency) commissioned him to do stuff for one of our campaigns though I can't for the life of me remember what it was now.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on February 27, 2015, 03:32:22 pm
Contract all signed, and documents all received and acknowledged.

Blimey that was fast! So it's a done deal (unless referees say I'm a c*nt, obviously) ...

Can I please settle in a role I like  for a significant number of years now, please?

I feel a bit like Dougie.....

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on February 27, 2015, 10:29:46 pm
They've done 2 new Flashman audiobooks on Audible. The first 2 as well so fingers crossed they are going to do the whole series.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 02, 2015, 02:44:21 pm
The temperature will go above 0 this week for the first time in over a month.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on March 02, 2015, 02:46:45 pm
Poor you.... move back to the UK? ;-)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 02, 2015, 02:48:56 pm
The only way that's happening is if they deport me kicking and screaming.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 02, 2015, 03:06:27 pm

The temperature will go above 0 this week for the first time in over a month.


You shouldn't have such long Decembers, Januaries and Februaries. If you had them the same length as our winter months, the spring would come sooner.

There - solved that one. Next question.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: steve on March 02, 2015, 03:17:02 pm

This

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/24/the-city-that-privatised-itself-to-death-london-is-now-a-set-of-improbable-sex-toys-poking-gormlessly-into-the-air

is a great piece of writing by Ian Martin. His satirical 'diary' in the architects' journal is required reading for anyone interested in where they live, but he doesn't often do longer form stuff like this.


Very good.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 03, 2015, 11:52:37 am
It's okay Jim, it's safe to come out from behind the sofa.  My porlex (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0044ZA066/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0002JZCF2&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1RK6MA335CGZ70VBE6GB) produces a very decent espresso grind.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on March 03, 2015, 07:31:50 pm
I was thinking of spending a few hundred pounds on a coffee machine, but im put off as I've never had a 'home' coffee that tastes as those bought out.

I've just bought a cafetière and sime already ground coffee and it tastes ok. Would I be better grinding my own for use with a cafetière or buying a decent machine?

I know taste is a personal thing but would appreciate the thoughts of fellow web mongs.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on March 03, 2015, 07:34:20 pm
Is it mumsnet week again?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on March 03, 2015, 07:38:11 pm
Other half doesn't drink coffee, so I make it on demand for one. A few years back when I was just a lost neuron somewhere at the back of Tricky's brain, I heard him mentioning the AeroPress on here so I investigated and got one as a birthday present. That's all I use these days for converting grounds into a drink, along with a cheapish Krups burr grinder for the beans to grounds bit.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 03, 2015, 07:56:41 pm
I have this one (https://www.cuisinart.com/products/coffee_makers/dgb-700bc.html) or one very similar. I put beans and water in the top, and hot liquid that tastes like coffee comes out of the bottom.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: hancocp on March 03, 2015, 09:02:02 pm
For those in the UK I can recommend this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Programmable-Integrated-Reuseable/dp/B00JRA1G84/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1425415585&sr=8-4&keywords=cuisinart+coffee+maker) - £80.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 04, 2015, 12:05:43 am
Coffee. How mental do you want to get? I'm mental by normal standards, but very undercooked by coffee snob standards.

Firstly. However you make it, coffee provably deteriorates quicker the more processed it is. Once ground within an hour or so. Roasted beans vacuum packed within a couple of weeks. Green beans, over the course of a number of months. So, for the best coffee you buy green beans, roast and blend to your taste, grind within a couple of weeks and use as soon as ground. Personally I have some very happy coffee from bought roasted beans that I will happily stock for circa six weeks. Not even poncy stuff. The Makro platinum 100% arabica makes a strong dark satisfying coffee that's my staple. I don't have a roaster...watch this space...I'm looking at a modified halogen oven with arduino controls...but not yet....

So that's coffee. Grinding is then the next most important thing. Even, consistent, grind that doesn't burn the coffee (friction, heat) is the key...even particulate size for uniform extraction. Avoidance of burn to eliminate taint of the flavours. That means a burr grinder. The porlex I linked to earlier is a hand grinder with small conical ceramic burrs. It does a decent job of knocking out a grind for a cup.of espresso up to ...well however course you want. Its slow hard work and you won't be making 100 espresso shots an hour with it. You will resent people coming round for a coffee. With burr grinders you want big slow powerful burrs. The mazzers are the princes...the super jolly a decent eBay purchase second hand. £600 new, £300 second hand. If you're lucky. Cunill make some decent budget.one. you can pick up a refurbed full.metal for £200. A lot of manual mucking about, and coffee everywhere, but the product output is quality. I have an old tranquillo that I broke yesterday, that's been running nearly every day since Nov 2007. I ran it a few time and forgot and the motor overheated. I cooled it down and it ran again. Rock solid. I overtightened the motor mounts while reassembling after a clean, and deformed the.plastic top the holds the upper burr mount. That's the only reason it is no good. I paid about £100 for it back then. Just bought a snae vintage doeserless version.of the exact same grinder (I now have almost a full set of.spare parts for my new machine)...although branded expobar. I paid £140. For a 2007 model. I wouldn't grind coffee with anything less than a burr grinder...the.porlex as a portable option. I only grind coffee as I need it. You can taste the difference. Anyone can.

Then making coffee is mainly cheap options, or mental. A French press (cafetiere) is a fine way to make coffee. Among get the best. The aeropress is a minor refinement that removes the finings sediment that normally escapes a French.press filter. I favour the aeropress. Its a fine way to make coffee. These things require rigorous process application. Water not too hot, grind the correct size.for the extraction, press at the right time with the right pressure.

Of course all of these things are nought when compared to the nuttiness that is espresso. If you like espresso and nothing else will do, like me, then you need to write big cheques and devote your life to pursuing your own personal mental illness. Russ describes.my.coffee as "scary". He doesn't mean it nicely. Its an extraction style I have developed to get what I want. Nothing I have ever tasted elsewhere comes close. Bought coffees taste weak and burned to me. I've never had one that compares.to one of.my coffees.

I'm not saying its sane, but its how I like it. I refuse to.make anything inferior. Guests require it watering down (Americano), or with milk (latte) or frothed (cappuccino) and even add sugar. Depending on mood I may acquiesce and allow it. It makes me unhappy. They are ruining perfect coffee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 04, 2015, 12:07:24 am
All filter coffee is rubbish. Might as well drink the stuff.you have.left after.cleaning pans. Or Bovril.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 04, 2015, 12:36:51 am
Tricky goes to all this effort, and I can tell you from first hand experience that his coffee is nigh on undrinkable. Even with a screaming hangover (which is a virtual inevitability when I'm visiting him) I can't face it. In a pinch you could probably use it as some form of industrial accelerant.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 04, 2015, 01:02:27 am
You'd be fine with it diluted with one or two parts water. The problem is that its almost neat caffeine in tar form. I'm very grumpy without it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Brid on March 04, 2015, 06:46:58 am

You'd be fine with it diluted with one or two parts water. The problem is that its almost neat caffeine in tar form. I'm very grumpy without it.


f*cking hell - you mean that this is the UN-grumpy version? 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Richoriginal on March 04, 2015, 07:43:26 am
Just out of interest, how long does it take you to make a cup of coffee, from grind to in the cup?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2015, 07:51:38 am
If he starts now you should he should have something ready for you by the morning of the 18th.

I don't drink coffee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on March 04, 2015, 08:27:07 am
2 teaspoons of Nescafe instant - 3 of sugar (4 if hungover). Burn it with an inch of water fresh from the cattle, stir into a black goo then add milk and top up.

Or any filter coffee that has been on the go for hours. As long as it comes with a boat load of sugar and some of that creamer in the little pots stuff.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on March 04, 2015, 09:25:20 am
I'm a coffee philistine who drinks Nescafe most of the time and has zero interest in spending time grinding beans etc. But I do have a Nespresso machine which I like a lot. There. Said it. Let the ridicule commence.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 04, 2015, 10:33:10 am
Can't beat Mellow Birds
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JellyHead on March 04, 2015, 10:39:25 am

I'm a coffee philistine who drinks Nescafe most of the time and has zero interest in spending time grinding beans etc. But I do have a Nespresso machine which I like a lot. There. Said it. Let the ridicule commence.


I have a nespresseo machine as well.  It's ace.  I only have at home coffee in the mornings at weekends so keeping fresh coffee is impossible.  The packed and sealed capsules work ace on that grounds.  Turn on machine, take a piss, go make coffee and get back in bed with nice coffee.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 04, 2015, 11:10:28 am

Just out of interest, how long does it take you to make a cup of coffee, from grind to in the cup?


Assuming everything is set up (water in the espresso machine, machine hot - 20 to forty mins), with beans in the hopper,then making a coffee involves:

Load one shots worth of coffee into the portafilter, lightly tamp ( 20s )
Load another shots worth of ground coffee,lightly tamp (15s)
Lock the portafilter in place, take cup from warming tray on top of the machine
Run cooling draw, and three second pre-wet pull, wait a second or two( 10s )
Run cooling draw and start extraction ( 30s )

Place cup on saucer from the warming tray. Drink.

Between a minute and a half,and two minutes, depending on waiting for the espresso machine pump/boiler

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on March 04, 2015, 11:44:04 am
I have a Dolce Gusto, which I've had for years and barely use...usually only when I have guests and I can offer them some fancy Latte in a proper latte glass and look really fookin cosmopolitan
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 04, 2015, 11:54:09 am
Seriously kids, if you can, do a side by side comparison with freshly ground french press coffee and those horrible pod things.  No contest.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: The GasMan on March 04, 2015, 01:14:28 pm
I'm totally spoilt for coffee. Mrs GasMan has a small coffee farm in Chalchuapa (at altitude, west of San Salvador) & we always take part of the crop, toast it & prepare it in a percolator (on the stove).
It's delicious, & one of the advantages of living here in the Wild West.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on March 04, 2015, 07:21:23 pm
Has Punk moved?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seven on March 05, 2015, 09:59:32 am
Thanks for the advice. I'm going to start with the aeropress and take it from there.

I'm really not much of a fan of the pods, the machines look nice in the kitchen and it's quick and easy but the taste for me is sadly lacking.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 06, 2015, 07:39:08 pm
Don't know if anyone has been watching the GB/US Davis cup match? Ward (I'm a fan, liking a mainly hapless underdog, for some reason) is giving Isner a hell of a match. Two sets all after being two sets down.  Has had a couple of match points already.  He's playing a great match.

It's currently 6-5 to Ward in the final set.  Get on it, it's absorbing tennis.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 06, 2015, 08:45:45 pm
Ward beats Isner 15-13 in the final set.  Absolutely chuffing brilliant.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on March 06, 2015, 09:09:38 pm

Ward beats Isner 15-13 in the final set.  Absolutely chuffing brilliant.


Cracking win. He really raises his game when playing for GB.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 06, 2015, 09:59:46 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/koX7RsN.png)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 06, 2015, 10:27:18 pm

Cracking win. He really raises his game when playing for GB.


I've got a huge amount of time for James Ward.  He'll never be the best player in the world, but he's a real trier. He's come from a humble background, and worked his arse off to be the best player he can be. He scleps around no mark places, staying in sh!tholes, and grafting. He gets almost no attention, but just stands up and gives it his best shot.  He's a real sportsman.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on March 08, 2015, 10:02:45 am
Got up early to do some work before taking eldest son to football. Read an email sent Friday that says client wants to hold off on it, so not to bother with work. Eldest son informs me he's arranged a lift to football. And back from football. Boom! Boom!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: dubya on March 08, 2015, 01:26:01 pm
Alex Polizzi's rack.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on March 09, 2015, 08:33:41 pm
My son had his bandages and catheter removed today after his surgery 10 days ago. Fortunately his privates all seem in working order despite it hurting like a b@stard when he pees.

I think I've just about managed to uncurl my toes after watching the nurse use a blade to cut the tight bandages.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 09, 2015, 08:39:20 pm
Good news. Well done to the brave small person.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: benningtonred on March 09, 2015, 08:41:33 pm

Good news. Well done to the brave small person.


Ta. It's cost me £50 in toys this afternoon but was worth it given what he's had to put up with the last 10 days.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Vennox on March 10, 2015, 10:42:20 pm
Norwegian appear to have buried the hatchet with their pilots. Eases my travel plans (Mondays trip to Stockholm was a bit of a pain).
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 11, 2015, 02:51:39 am
Darrelle Revis.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: charlie on March 11, 2015, 04:19:04 pm
Just booked a 2 week trip to Namibia in October. Doing some amazing stuff.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Mike B. on March 11, 2015, 04:53:23 pm

Just booked a 2 week trip to Namibia in October. Doing some amazing stuff.


Namibia is on my list if I ever get the chance to go to southern Africa again.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: noodlé on March 13, 2015, 09:47:50 am
something that's pleased me today, and every weekday day for the past month, has been working on a university campus. there's 'tit monday' and then there's 'tit everyday on an australian university campus'.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: podnli on March 13, 2015, 08:19:36 pm
Codeine, hospitals, nurses,  doctors and a date for my gall bladder operation just over a week away are all pleasing me rather significantly. Three cheers for those things!
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 13, 2015, 08:22:43 pm
Up with that! More of those things!

Good news, Pod.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on March 13, 2015, 08:43:27 pm
That's good news, not long to wait then
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2015, 10:19:03 am
The good people at the Warwick Half Marathon have allowed me to defer my entry until 2016 as the doctor reckons I have broken my rib. Yesterdays 3 mile training run took 36 minutes and the subsequent pain cost me a fortune in lager and (over the counter) pills so I think it's probably the right decision.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 16, 2015, 10:33:24 am
Broken ribs. My least favourite injury. If someone has to have them, I'm glad its you and not me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on March 16, 2015, 10:34:39 am

Broken ribs. My least favourite injury.


Really? I imagine some sort of anal injury would be worse
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon on March 16, 2015, 10:36:59 am
Ran my first half marathon yesterday (1:54:21, thanks for asking). Have now been involved in a sporting event taking place (partly) inside the new Wembley stadium before bloody Forest managed it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 16, 2015, 10:57:09 am

Really? I imagine some sort of anal injury would be worse


How did you pick it up?

We're talking about football injuries. The thing about broken ribs is that every breath hurts until they get better. I can only talk about injuries I've had. I guess my arse doesn't see the sort of action yours does. In our circles I've never come across an anal injury. Not football related anyway.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on March 16, 2015, 11:02:39 am
Didn't someone at the world cup get an anal injury?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 16, 2015, 11:24:28 am

Didn't someone at the world cup get an anal injury?


On the field, or between matches?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: DaveM on March 16, 2015, 11:58:49 am
I can't imagine it would be easy to play football with an anal injury.

Didn't know we were talking specifically about football related injuries, thought it was injuries in general.

I'd rather have broken ribs than third-degree burns too. Or spinal detatchment :)
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lessred on March 16, 2015, 01:00:28 pm
Ouch (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/javier-mascherano-reveals-he-tore-his-anus-in-heroic-matchsaving-tackle-on-arjen-robben-9599527.html)

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2015, 01:04:49 pm

Ran my first half marathon yesterday (1:54:21, thanks for asking). Have now been involved in a sporting event taking place (partly) inside the new Wembley stadium before bloody Forest managed it.


Going sub 2 hours proves you are not in the gays, well done.

Good time, well done
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 16, 2015, 05:18:37 pm
My wife's employer approving her going on a trip that is being paid for by my employer (conflict of interest stuff). Might even be able to swing 24 hours of drinking in Vegas with a Talkbacker if he's still up for it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RD on March 16, 2015, 05:21:19 pm

My wife's employer approving her going on a trip that is being paid for by my employer (conflict of interest stuff). Might even be able to swing 24 hours of drinking in Vegas with a Talkbacker if he's still up for it.


Well it's a long way to go but 24 hours of drinking is a recipe for fun
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2015, 05:25:01 pm
I think he means EBP, I wouldn't worry about him being up for it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 16, 2015, 05:25:33 pm

Well it's a long way to go but 24 hours of drinking is a recipe for fun


If you flew out to Vegas just to go drinking with us for 24 hours that would be EPIC. And monstrously expensive, obviously.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: lurker7 on March 20, 2015, 09:19:07 pm
I've taken delivery of an electric guitar.  Yamaha Pacifica, if that means anything.  Lovely instrument, much easier to make chords on than my acoustic (which is why I bought one).  Pending delivery of an amp next, a Fender Mustang.  I already have the headphones out and ready for action, as I doubt the neighbours would appreciate bad guitar playing with lots of reverb at high volume.  All heart, me.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 20, 2015, 10:50:25 pm
Nando's bean burger. Who knew? Why didn't you say?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on March 20, 2015, 11:22:02 pm
d*rby County manager Steve McClaren told BBC Sport:
"We've set standards at this football club in trying to be humble about accepting refereeing decisions. Tonight that was tested to the limit. It was difficult to take.
"This time the referee was totally wrong and, when he comes to look at the video, he'll realise that he made a mistake.
"Unbelievably, the player did not get a yellow card, never mind a red card, we did not get the goal, and it changed the game, so it was a triple whammy.
"You get what you deserve in the end in this game. We play the best football. And I'm sure we'll bounce back from this. There's a long way to go."
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: JimShady on March 20, 2015, 11:22:31 pm
What a c*nt. Crash and burn please.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Dave Rave on March 21, 2015, 12:08:12 am
Poor old Herr Island.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on March 21, 2015, 12:24:29 am
"We play the best football."

Have they stopped judging football matches by who scored the most goals?
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Andyp on March 21, 2015, 09:20:27 am
Just worked out that our record against top 8 sides this season is played 11won 6 drawn 3 lost 2 points 21. So as 5 of our last 8 are against top 8 teams I'm feeling optimistic. If we had averaged that in all games we would be top. It isn't even a reflection of when we played them as the 3 victories in our run of 3 wins in 23 were against top 8 sides. Which begs the question why.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 21, 2015, 09:34:44 am
A pair of sennheiser in ear phones ended up in the washing machine.

Now fully dry, they still work perfectly.

Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 21, 2015, 09:40:38 am

d*rby County manager Steve McClaren told BBC Sport:
"We've set standards at this football club in trying to be humble about accepting refereeing decisions. Tonight that was tested to the limit. It was difficult to take.
"This time the referee was totally wrong and, when he comes to look at the video, he'll realise that he made a mistake.
"Unbelievably, the player did not get a yellow card, never mind a red card, we did not get the goal, and it changed the game, so it was a triple whammy.
"You get what you deserve in the end in this game. We play the best football. And I'm sure we'll bounce back from this. There's a long way to go."


Have you seen the footage of the d*rby keeper punching the ball into his own net? If not, look it up.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: pantzcat on March 21, 2015, 11:28:22 am

Nando's bean burger. Who knew? Why didn't you say?


I think I'm the only person left in the UK who's never been to nandos
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2015, 11:30:01 am

I think I'm the only person left in the UK who's never been to nandos


My old man has never been. He's never been to Burger King or KFC and McDonalds once to prove he doesn't like it.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 21, 2015, 12:13:11 pm
I haven't been.  One opened in my town a week or so back so that will change pretty soon.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: jp on March 21, 2015, 12:26:50 pm
Have the bean burger.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 21, 2015, 12:43:39 pm
I have a very limited experience of bean burgers, probably due to the couple I've had to date tasting like deep fried wallpaper paste. 
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: tricky on March 21, 2015, 12:53:15 pm

I have a very limited experience of bean burgers, probably due to the couple I've had to date tasting like deep fried wallpaper paste.


mmmmm....burgers.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: ned on March 21, 2015, 01:00:28 pm
I haven't been to nandos.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Nottingham Florist on March 21, 2015, 01:02:30 pm
The pub in Compton Acres is selling Hot Cross Bun burgers for Easter.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: garf on March 21, 2015, 04:04:06 pm
I've never been to Nandos either. I can't imagine that changing.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 21, 2015, 04:06:47 pm
I've never been to Nando's or Taco Bell.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Jüânfrân on March 21, 2015, 04:07:54 pm

I've never been to Nando's or Taco Bell.


I've been invited to a reception on Thursday to mark the opening of a new Taco Bell.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Seán on March 23, 2015, 12:08:47 pm
I like Nandos. I dontbthink I've even ever seen a Taco Bell in the UK,such less been to one.



That is all.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: RC on March 23, 2015, 12:57:27 pm
Nandos is better than Taco Bell.

I like the idea of Taco Bell -but on all but one occasion (3 attempts) it's been a disappointment - and that's with low expectations. It all tastes the same.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 23, 2015, 01:34:39 pm

It all tastes the same.

It is Mexican food, beans/rice/mince/chillies in slightly different proportions in a tortilla which is hot and soft or cold and crispy.  Serve with the same accompanying dishes.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Russ on March 23, 2015, 01:53:54 pm

It is Mexican food, beans/rice/mince/chillies in slightly different proportions in a tortilla which is hot and soft or cold and crispy.  Serve with the same accompanying dishes.


That may be a good description of Taco Bell (having never been I don't know) but it is not a good description of Mexican cuisine.
Title: Re: What's pleasing me today
Post by: Lloyd Christmas on March 23, 2015, 03:23:52 pm
Fair enough, Mexican food is different, you get less crispy taco shells and a higher beans:everything else ratio.

Every so often there's some chocolate thro